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Operator: Ricordisamoa (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: internationalize file description pages, using apposite templates (like {{Original upload log}}) and MediaWiki system messages (like {{int:license-header}})

Automatic or manually assisted: automatic unsupervised

Edit type (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): intermittently, at the operator's discretion

Maximum edit rate (e.g. edits per minute): 20-25 EPM

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): N (already flagged)

Programming language(s): Python (with PWB)

--Ricordisamoa 01:53, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

Some test edits: Revision of File:Signator.jpg and Revision of File:Emerald spring in yellowstone.jpg --Ricordisamoa 05:02, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
Another: Revision of File:Hospital-quiron-san-sebastian.jpg (at the moment I'm checking every single diff before saving, later I could run it "bot-like") --Ricordisamoa 05:44, 14 May 2013 (UTC)


  • The edits look fine to me. I know other bots do work like this, but I don't see much harm in redundancy, especially since you're making a few changes at once. Which portion of the file database do you plan to run it on? --99of9 (talk) 12:49, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
For example I can start from a search, or from pages that transclude {{ImageUpload}}: most times they are old, low-frequency-edited pages, and often contain superseded/superfluous syntax structures. --Ricordisamoa 13:36, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
Ok, that's fine by me. --99of9 (talk) 13:40, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Looks OK for me, but will be good idea to borrow other trivial clean-ups ideas from similar bots. Like {{Location}} place, etc. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:21, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
Upd: another test edit. What do you mean with "{{Location}} cleanup"? --Ricordisamoa 13:18, 18 May 2013 (UTC)
I meant that {{Location}} should be near {{Information}} (I usually place it before). --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:16, 18 May 2013 (UTC)
Above or below? PS: another test edit --Ricordisamoa 14:59, 18 May 2013 (UTC)
Above. Please not that removing 1= from language templates may cause problem when description contains URL with with some special characters. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:17, 19 May 2013 (UTC)
I know, but it checks for them, and it's always been working. --Ricordisamoa 16:53, 19 May 2013 (UTC)
But then if someone puts a link in later, they have to also know to put the 1= in as well? That sounds like it will make life difficult. --99of9 (talk) 19:00, 19 May 2013 (UTC)
So should I avoid doing that? Removing "1=" only breaks the template if the text contains another "=". --Ricordisamoa 21:05, 19 May 2013 (UTC)
I don't have a strong opinion. But I can imagine another user coming here and applying for a bot that puts the 1= in... and I certainly don't want to see bot wars. So maybe just leave them untouched if Eugene (and others?) think that's best. --99of9 (talk) 22:09, 19 May 2013 (UTC)

Ok, I will stop touching that. I made further enhancements to my RegExps, and a quick overview is here. However, it's still supervised, until I reach a satisfying safety level. --Ricordisamoa 23:12, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

I propose that we close this as approved. If anyone has final comments, speak now. --99of9 (talk) 13:10, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Looks OK for me.--Steinsplitter (talk) 13:12, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
Approved --99of9 (talk) 11:30, 23 September 2013 (UTC)