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Possible redirects creation?Edit

I'm not sure if this is a reasonable idea or not. On en-wiki (and maybe other wikis), there is an issue with editors changing the file name in a article and breaking the link. Obviously there are the usual vandals, etc., which are dealt with. There is a definite subset of changes which have been done semi-automatically which have broken the links - examples I know of are changing "fancy quotes" to "standard quotes"; changes of dash type; etc., It was suggested by Sam Sailor at en:Wikipedia:Bots/Requests_for_approval/Galobot_2#Discussion that maybe we could have redirects pre-made to prevent such changes breaking the link. If you need more examples, I'm sure that Sam or KatnissEverdeen can supply. We are looking at a en-wiki bot to notify a user that the link has broken, but it's not yet been approved. Ronhjones  (Talk) 15:57, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

Thank you, Ronhjones, as I wrote on en:Wikipedia:Bots/Requests_for_approval/Galobot_2#Discussion I was more thinking about a human-operated script rather than a bot. But if any examples are needed to explore the possibility of a bot here, I will gladly try to provide some. Sam Sailor 20:42, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
I'd be willing to write a bot to create redirects for this. Before I code, does the community want this? — JJMC89(T·C) 04:16, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

Automatic upload of NHC hurricane track mapsEdit

@Kanashimi: Hello!
Can you program your bot to copy the NHC hurricane track maps from to
I don't know if this job is much different from the Automatic upload of USGS earthquake shakemaps - hope not.
Many thanks in advance.
-- 20:01, 29 October 2018 (UTC)

If there are images I can directly download, then it is possible to let my bot upload the images. But I find that en:WP:WPTC/M says the contributors using an image processor to create images, and it using C. So I can not let my bot create the images, sorry. --Kanashimi (talk) 21:22, 29 October 2018 (UTC)
@Kanashimi: This are the images I mean:
-- 23:28, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for the examples. I will decide which kind of image to import after getting more samples. Are you have Wikimedia account so I can call you by the account name? And are you know any image having uploaded in commons? --Kanashimi (talk) 09:16, 1 November 2018 (UTC)
@Sandy14156, Keith Edkins, TropicalAnalystwx13, Xyklone, Hdjensofjfnen: I find that there are several kinds of tropical cyclone images: "Warnings/Cone Static Images", "Warnings and Surface Wind", "Wind Speed Probabilities", "Arrival Time of Winds", "Wind History". Which kind(s) do you want to import into commons? --Kanashimi (talk) 22:41, 3 November 2018 (UTC)
We use Warnings/Cone Static images (Full forecast, forecast track line off, initial wind field on, which should be the default setting on the NHC page anyway). – TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk) 22:58, 3 November 2018 (UTC)
@Kanashimi, TropicalAnalystwx13: I'm pretty sure the consensus is that we use forecast track line on. You can put either if you want to, though. Hdjensofjfnen (talk, @Wikipedia) 02:57, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
I prefer to see a forecast track line. In the continental US, I also like to track where Jim Cantore of The Weather Channel is positioned to report on landfall.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 03:09, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
@Sandy14156, Keith Edkins, TropicalAnalystwx13, Xyklone, Hdjensofjfnen: I also prefer to see forecast track line on. The 2nd question is, what is the best format for image title? For example, "2018 Hurricane Oscar static image.jpg"? --Kanashimi (talk) 08:21, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
@Hdjensofjfnen, Kanashimi: The problem with using the track line is that, to the general public, it conveys a degree of certainty that doesn't exist. Meteorologists have been complaining about images with the track line being shared on social media for that reason. I won't make a big fuss about it now since we're rounding out the hurricane seasons, but I'll bring it up with the project over the next few months. In terms of the file name, it would probably be easiest to keep the current format with its number identifier (i.e. 16L 2018 5day.png). The problem with "2018 Hurricane Oscar static image.jpg" is that a) the file would have to be moved when a tropical depression is upgraded to a named storm since not all systems are named from the get-go, and b) the file would have to be moved depending on its classification (i.e. subtropical storm, tropical storm, hurricane). – TropicalAnalystwx13 (talk) 22:51, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
@TropicalAnalystwx13: I find it is hard to detect the NO of the storm. How can I know the NO of the storm? e.g., "16L 2018". --Kanashimi (talk) 23:01, 7 November 2018 (UTC)

Images from Stadtarchiv Kiel - AttributionEdit

There was a batch upload of 27500 images of the City archive of Kiel. The most of the pictures are licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 DE, if there aren't in the public domain. The problem is, that we didn't see that they give a special way, to give attribution see here, last page, if you could read German. For example the Rights holder, that isn't always the Stadtarchiv must be attributed. So I think we should documentate this, because it could missunderstand. So I created a template {{License Stadtarchiv Kiel}}, that attribute, like the Archive want. There you mus fill in first the Rights holder (mentioned with {{information field}} in describtion), second the Identity (mentioned also with {{information field}} in describtion), without a point 50.823 ==> 50823, and third the author (here an example edit). Could someone do this for all images in Category:Images from Stadtarchiv Kiel with the License tag {{Cc-by-sa-3.0-de}}? Habitator terrae 🌍 09:17, 4 November 2018 (UTC)

You should probably raise this with the batch uploader, before going to a noticeboard. Thanks -- (talk) 09:22, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
I didn't see why your Bot could do this easier than any other Bot, but if I did something wrong, then I'm sorry for it. Do you want to do the work request? Habitator terrae 🌍 09:32, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
I have not looked at the issue. You can raise it on my talk page.
There is no "Bot" that simply does batch upload projects. Creative design effort and significant volunteer time goes into these projects. Someone could probably use VFC to change licenses, but if the original uploader is around, that is the natural starting point, as the uploader understands why and how the upload was managed. -- (talk) 09:37, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
I so often must read "Please don't use my user talk page, I have the pages on my watchlist and you could use {{ping}}", that I try to don't use user talks to often. Habitator terrae 🌍 10:09, 4 November 2018 (UTC)