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YiFeiBot (talk · contribs) (26)Edit

Operator: Zhuyifei1999 (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information)

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought: From COM:BWR, mostly similar to Commons:Bots/Requests/YiFeiBot_(20), differences:

Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic unsupervised

Edit type (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): weekly

Maximum edit rate (e.g. edits per minute): 6 edits / min

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): N

Programming language(s): python: pywikibot

Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 09:36, 22 June 2016 (UTC)


  • Test run ✓ Done 20 edits --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 09:43, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
    Can't the wikidata stuff be directly pulled by some magic? --Krd 10:19, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
    Magic? I haven't taught my bot magic-crafting; in fact, I don't know much magic here. Perhaps you can find a magician for me? --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 11:37, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • The test run looks good. The bot logic should be very simple, so I do not expect much misfiring. All the mismatches are reported in Category:Pages using authority control with parameters where I (I do not notice anybody else doing it) clean them by hand. As for pulling wikidata items by some magic. I can not think of a way to do it. The wikidata items might be already linked to the categories through Commons category (P373) but there is no way for us to detect it (that I know of). In the mean time our {{Authority control}} templates are much better off with more up-to-date Wikidata identifiers. and Wikidata can benefit from merging with Commons identifiers. Please approve. --Jarekt (talk) 13:05, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
  • I think will be good idea to change edit summary text to make clear that Wikidata ID is added to Template:Authority control call. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 13:59, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
    ✓ Done 21 edits Special:Diff/199670971 had an unexpected space (fixed now) --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 16:26, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

If there are no objections, I think task should be approved. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:03, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

  • Symbol keep vote.svg Agree --Jarekt (talk) 18:47, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Abbe98 Bot (talk · contribs)Edit

Operator: Abbe98 (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information)

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought:

Update the Template:Map to a new version that can be previewed at This update is a part of the Wikimaps Warper Individual Engagement Grant project and the new Map template is supposed to be used at a workshop next week(at Wikimania). There is about 12000 pages that will need to be updated.

Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic

Edit type (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): One time run

Maximum edit rate (e.g. edits per minute): 50 edits/minute, (this number is based on simulation, I simulated the entire process, but with actual edits the rate might be lower).

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y

Programming language(s): Python(PyWikiBot as framework)

Abbe98 (talk) 11:11, 15 June 2016 (UTC)


  • Please make a few test edits. --Krd 12:06, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
It should be noted that such test edits will break existing applications such as the Wikimaps Warper witch depends on the template, those applications is supposed to be updated in parallel to this update. --Abbe98 (talk) 15:00, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
I have now notified the application owners and will await their response. --Abbe98 (talk) 15:15, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
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