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Operator: Meerdervoort (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: (Re)categorisation of files, mainly of mass uploaded images of buildings in the Netherlands.

Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic, with a manually assisted start to check if everything is ok.

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

Maximum edit rate (e.g. edits per minute): 12

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): N

Programming language(s): Python/Pywikipediabot

Meerdervoort (talk) 13:45, 21 January 2014 (UTC)


I made a few edits to show what I want to do. One example: [1] --Meerdervoort (talk) 14:36, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
Could you please describe criteria of changing categories? As far as I could see from example, you want to fix over-categorization. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:52, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
That's exactly the idea. A lot of images in the Netherlands are stored in a category named after the town, but also in a subcategory named as farm in town or rijksmonument in town. If this is the case I want to remove the town category. Another example could be that there is a category of an object (a house or estate) which is a subcategory of building in town or rijksmonument in town. If an image of that object resides in the object category, then I want to remove the building/rijksmonument in town categories. In short, my intention is to remove the obvious overcategorisation. The subject I'm working on will be images about cities/towns in the Netherlands. --Meerdervoort (talk) 17:49, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
Looks OK for me, but will be good idea to make larger test run. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:30, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Ok, Will do that. About how many? Somewhere between 50 till 100 ? --Meerdervoort (talk) 16:31, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
I made a testrun with around 100 edits. --Meerdervoort (talk) 21:46, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Could you please make edit summaries as OverBot (talk · contribs)? You could borrow code from owner. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:35, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
Done. example. --Meerdervoort (talk) 16:28, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
Looks OK for me. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:30, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

If there are no objections, I think task should be approved. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 16:13, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

  Support agreed. --99of9 (talk) 01:38, 28 January 2014 (UTC)