User talk:BMacZero

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Bot misclassifications[edit]

It put the following in Category:Auburn, New York even though they're clearly in Washington State:

-- DanielPenfield (talk) 13:26, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
@DanielPenfield: Thanks, I'll correct the mapping for that city. BMacZero (talk) 15:04, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
"Slaughter" is the old name of Auburn, Washington. - Jmabel ! talk 16:22, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Wrong "Indian"[edit]

File:Angeline, daughter of Chief Seattle, probably Seattle, Washington, ca 1890 (BOYD+BRAAS 38).jpg ended up in Category:Women of India presumably because the bot drew a wrong conclusion from "Indian". Bet that's not the only one. - Jmabel ! talk 23:47, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

@Jmabel: Thanks; I corrected that mapping. I'll look through the mappings and see if I can track down any similar cases. This might be slightly complicated by the fact that I did a non-UWash upload recently that had lots of pictures of India in it :D. BMacZero (talk) 02:31, 23 March 2019 (UTC)


Hey BMacZero, just wondering if you've made any headway on Commons:Batch uploading/NPGallery. Looks like you might have your hands full with Commons:Batch uploading/University of Washington Digital Collections, so no rush. Cheers, --Animalparty (talk) 22:25, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

@Animalparty: Thanks for the reminder! I did start looking at it and writing some code a few months ago. It's a bit tricky to collect all of the metadata because there isn't an API or an easy, ordered URL format, so I have to write some new code to do that. I actually had a chance to work on that just now, so now I have the bot combing the site and gathering up all the image IDs. That should be done tomorrow if it doesn't go wrong.
I'm also still not too sure about how to automatically verify the public domain status of media. I posted a comment just now on the Batch Uploading page about it. BMacZero (talk) 04:31, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

Odd bot edit[edit]

I'm guessing that you know what's going on here, but I don't. I see you rolled back some similar edits. Is this just an error, or should it be left in place? (There were a few more like this in my watchlist.) - Jmabel ! talk 20:51, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

@Jmabel: That's an error that can be undone. I added some code handle cases where identical duplicates exist at the UWash site (e.g. this correct edit), but in this case it goofed up because I had added some stuff to those files manually. I added a check so it won't happen any more. BMacZero (talk) 00:29, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! - Jmabel ! talk 00:31, 17 April 2019 (UTC)