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QICBot failure on June 18th and other days[edit]

It looks as if the Bot has not completed its work this night. It extracted the old nomination but did not write the tags to the images. At least it did this with three of my nominations. And I think its the same problem as before. Can anybody help? Thank you! --Dirtsc (talk) 06:49, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

@Dirtsc: Do you mean 18th or 19th?
See Special:Contributions/QICbot: it looks to me as if the 18 June's run is complete, and regarding today, the bot failed to notify the users, but still tagged all the files or most of them. But should your file not have been tagged despite promotion, you're of course free to do it by hand. --A.Savin 12:41, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
@A.Savin:I'm sorry, yes I took a look at the bot run in the night 18th/19th. Thanks to your link I made a count ("by hand/eye") and counted 53 images that are tagged properly but 72 images that were promoted and removed from the list by the bot. So there are around 20 images that are not tagged. Should they all be tagged by hand? And if so, what kind of link could be used to prove, that the tagging by hand is right? Greetings, --Dirtsc (talk) 14:01, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
Well, OK, they should be tagged by hand, and I would then refer to Commons:Quality images candidates/Archives June 19 2017: all green-framed nominations on that page are eligible for {{QualityImage}} tag. --A.Savin 14:17, 19 June 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much! I learned something new about the technical background of the QI-Nominations. --Dirtsc (talk) 16:10, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

On July 1st and 2nd the bot also didn´t add the QI-tags under the images after successfull nomination as usual. Something goes wrong. Since we don´t want to add the tags in future by hand the bot should be reapaired by an expert. --Milseburg (talk) 07:47, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

QICBot failure[edit]

After successful nomination QICBot doesn´t add automatically the QI-tag under my images any more. I hope the problem is solved after my holidays. --Milseburg (talk) 11:04, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Otherwise you can do it manually, if your image is promoted and archived. --XRay talk 11:13, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
Yes, but formerly it was more comfortable. --Milseburg (talk) 11:17, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
Yes, you're right. And the bot fails very often. --XRay talk 11:25, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
You have much more QIs than me. I haven't noticed such failures so far. --Milseburg (talk) 11:35, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
The failures. Please have a look to this page and the entries above. ;-) --XRay talk 12:46, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
We have the situation that no one is feeling responsible for what this bot does. In theory, this should be the owner (Dschwen), but he seems to have abandoned the QICBot for long now, and it is also useless to ping him to any discussion related to his bot. So I'm afraid nothing can be changed here in foreseeable future; either take the QIC process as it is, or go. --A.Savin 12:30, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
  • New bot failure today, seems like it just extracted the files from the list and didn't place them anywhere. Does anyone know what's to be done in such a situation? --cart-Talk 08:12, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
    It should be reverted; but I don't know how it is possible. Earlier, A.Savin had handled similar cases. Jee 08:21, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
    I tried to revert the changes, but it doesn't work. I do not know any comfortable way to do this. May be an administrator has more tools. --XRay talk 09:24, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
    Pinging Yann and Christian Ferrer too. Jee 10:12, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
    Just added the promoted images on an older date, so the bot can process them tomorrow. Hopefully it's OK. --XRay talk 15:25, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
  • If the bot so frequently has failures and what A.Savin says about it being long abandoned by its author is true, should QICbot not be phased out and succeeded by a new, actively maintained bot? --Lewis Hulbert (talk) 15:48, 24 July 2017 (UTC)