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Operator: Basilicofresco (msg)

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought: first of all I'm planning to upload these images (+1800). Moreover I can run simple boring tasks like fixing wikilink syntax and satisfing requests inserted in Commons:Bots/Work requests. I daily operate FrescoBot for several tasks both on it.wikipedia and en.wikipedia. Global stats.

Automatic or manually assisted: supervised automatic on selected tasks.

Edit type (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): one time run / monthly (wikilink syntax)

Maximum edit rate (eg edits per minute): 6

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Programming language(s): python

Basilicofresco (msg) 21:37, 11 April 2011 (UTC)


There are some problems with the ocr extraction of the image captions. Can I downgrade this authorization request to the link syntax fixing task? I will open a new request as soon the captions will be ready and reliable. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 05:35, 17 May 2011 (UTC)
  • I'm not sure if the "Flat Broke Blues Band Photo Album" sample listed on fixing wikilink syntax should be fixed, at least when it's being used as an image source. Generally, random images found through Google are deleted. --  Docu  at 05:05, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
Well, it is (was) a way to create a url redirect and should be avoided. Example: [1] -- Basilicofresco (msg) 22:49, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
The problem is that these images likely need review. If it's just removed, we loose trace of that. --  Docu  at 14:56, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
Here is the list of images that contain this kind of link: User:FrescoBot/Lists/Google's gallery redirect. I can log them there for future reference. The point is: this kind of link hide the true address and often break the hyperlink, but does not usually/necessary mean that the image has invalid license informations. Hence: it can be logged, but it should be fixed. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 05:35, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Do you need an additional test run? I wish to receive the authorization just to fix the links. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 16:31, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

Does anybody think the above fixes should not be applied? There are about 16k pages with middle to severe link syntax problems waiting for a reply. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 20:02, 14 September 2011 (UTC)
Personally I think the two flatbroke ones shouldn't be done, at least not in file namespace. Maybe you should ask some of the admins that frequently delete copyvios for feedback.
The other fixes can be helpful. --  Docu  at 20:10, 14 September 2011 (UTC)
Ok, I will exclude this pretty rare fix. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 18:55, 18 September 2011 (UTC)
So... can I start? I see no objections. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 07:17, 9 October 2011 (UTC)
Six months are passed and the community is still waiting for the approval of this issue-free task. After 3 months of silence I invoke at least en:Wikipedia:SILENCE. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 08:57, 4 December 2011 (UTC)
There is no one single objection, but ONE YEAR later the process is still stuck. For no reason. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 05:15, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Basilicofresco asked me on my talk page to comment here.
    From what I recall, the BotRequest for fixes seemed fine with the exception of one item. As he removed it, I think it should be ok.
    It seems that the first part of the request hasn't been tested: bulk upload of images. A trial run of 50 uploads would be helpful. --  Docu  at 07:07, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. The image captions were not reliable due a low scan quality and at the moment the project is waiting for a new scan of the book. The upload of these images was therefore at least delayed. For this reason in the second line of this discussion I asked to downgrade this authorization request to the link fixing part only. I'm asking the authorization just for fixing link syntax. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 13:47, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

  approved for category and link fixes. --99of9 (talk) 14:08, 18 May 2012 (UTC)