User talk:TaxonBot

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Good catch…[edit]

…on File:Glossar-Beispieleinträge.png, and IMNSHO no "thanks" button for bot edits is wrong. –Be..anyone (talk) 08:37, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Thank you very much, -- Doc Taxon (talk) 11:17, 11 February 2015 (UTC)


Hi, will your bot editwar with YaCBot here? Would be great if it supported orphan category detection too. Thanks for running it anyway,    FDMS  4    22:28, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Ping Doc Taxon – it does, please fix.    FDMS  4    13:15, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
This problem is fixed. The "orphaned"-problem will be fixed in a couple of days. Thank you very much, -- Doc Taxon (talk) 15:58, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
FDMS4: This problem should be fixed completely now. Thanks again, -- Doc Taxon (talk) 23:48, 28 February 2015 (UTC)


Hi. This old diff removed the Uncategorized template. The only categories on the file were source categories and copyright categories. Should something be fixed? --MGA73 (talk) 11:00, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Agreed with this, it appears the bot removes the template if there is any kind of non-hidden category whatsoever, even if this category is technical. Maybe all technical categories are strictly supposed to be hidden? One issue I encountered is with Category:Stereoscopic 3D files which is within Category:Media types. See for example Special:Diff/165325562. But sorting these would surely require a lot of manual work. djr13 (talk) 14:23, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
I changed Category:Images which should not be images into a hidden category when I saw the bot removing {{Uncategorized}} from a file. As a maintenance category, I'm surprised that it wasn't already hidden. --Stefan4 (talk) 15:15, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
Okay, I also put it onto blacklist now. Greetings, Doc Taxon (talk) 15:22, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

What about Special:Diff/197907558? --Leyo 16:00, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

@Leyo: Vielen Dank, ich habe diese Kategorie geblacklisted. Doc Taxon (talk)

Malfunctioning of bot[edit]

Hi Doc Taxon, I consider this as malfunctioning of a bot. Removing uncategorised template while the image is not categorised. And no, a contest category added by a template is never sufficient categorisation. Please fix this, otherwise this bot should not run. (This wrong edit happens on many images and causes images to end up in a black hole.) Romaine (talk) 14:34, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

@Romaine: Bot has stopped. Come back later with details. Greetings, Doc Taxon (talk)
Hi @Romaine: I suggest that these contest categories, you was talking about above, are all within the category tree Category:Photography competitions. It's possible to setup TaxonBot to ignore these categories. What is your opinion about that? Doc Taxon (talk)
Hi Doc Taxon, The upload wizard gives an error message when no category is added manually, so I think the basic should be that there is manually a category on a file page. Ignoring the categories in the tree of Photography competitions can be tricky as this category is not solely for Wikimedia administration of photo contests it seems. How does your bot currently know if a category should ignored? Romaine (talk) 03:15, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
@Romaine: Categories to ignore are read from a blacklist.
Actually it is:
                    if {!(   [string match         {*needing cat*}              $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*Invalid SVG*}              $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*should use*}               $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*requiring review*}         $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*without usage*}            $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*deletion*}                 $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*from bad authors*}         $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*non-free logos*}           $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*fair use deletes*}         $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*otrs*}                     $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*duplicat*}                 $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*test uploads*}             $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*unfree flickr*}            $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*commonsdelinker*}          $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*media missing*}            $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*media without*}            $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*no timestamp*}             $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*mediauploaded*}            $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*Incorrect date*}           $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*Photographs taken*}        $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*check needed*}             $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*taken with*}               $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*need of*}                  $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*Wikipedia related*}        $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*License-related*}          $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*Images which should not*}  $cat]
                          || [string match -nocase {*Citing errors*}            $cat]
including hidden categories and red linked (not existing) category pages. I also can add the category tree mentioned above, or upgrade it individually. Let's cooperate to refine this blacklist. Thank you very much indeed. Doc Taxon (talk)
@Romaine: did you read my last contribution here? Doc Taxon (talk)
@Romaine: I'd like to reactivate the bot. What's the matter, I'm waiting for a very long time now ... Doc Taxon (talk) 13:26, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

Categories which are not uncategoriezed[edit]

@Doc Taxon: Please exempt Category:Wikipedia Zero upload needing review from the list of categories, as it is not legitimate. If there is a way for us to do it, could you please list it on the bot's userpage? Thanks Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:59, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Bad edit[edit]

Is this a known issue? kennethaw88talk 07:36, 5 November 2017 (UTC)

Category:Uncheckable SVG created with Other tools[edit]

This category should have been a hidden category, therefore removing missing categories-template is wrong, can someone check which files are affected and undo the Bots edits? @Sarang: you might should add __HIDDENCAT__ to technical categories, to prevent such edits?  — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 19:48, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

As faras I can see, the category contains just 470 Antu icons, all are well categorized. So there was nothing wrong. -- sarang사랑 00:06, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for checking out! Missing embedded JPG example 2.svg was the only one. (File:Stadhuis_woordmerk.svg and File:Sample.svg were correct)  — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 07:48, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment.  — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 07:48, 2 November 2018 (UTC)