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NordiskaMuseetBot (talk · contribs)Edit

Operator: Ambrosiani (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: uploading collection images from the Nordic Museum/Nordiska museet.

Automatic or manually assisted: manually assisted

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

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

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y

Programming language(s): python/pywikibot

Ambrosiani (talk) 16:54, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

DiscussionEdit

This is a preexisting account used for a batch upload in 2011, but we want to start new uploads using a local adaption of pywikibot. Source: https://github.com/NordicMuseum/Wikimedia-Commons-uploads/tree/dev Ambrosiani (talk) 16:56, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

Could you please make a trial run, per III above. --Schlurcher (talk) 17:42, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
A few trial images are available at Category:Images_from_Nordiska_museet:_2017-11. Will add some more tomorrow. Ambrosiani (talk) 22:40, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
Note that since the uploads are "upload by URL" the bot needs the bot flag to get the necessary associated rights. For this reason the test uploads were made using a different bot account (mine) which already has this right. /André Costa (WMSE) (talk) 13:16, 28 November 2017 (UTC)
Do you need anything else from me to make a decision? Additional images, background info etc? Ambrosiani (talk) 09:20, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
If you're not in a hurry, please give this request 7 days for comments. --Krd 11:07, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
No worries, I understand that it's good to leave the request open for a while. Thanks for clarifying. Ambrosiani (talk) 12:11, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
Looks good to me. For code aesthetics please consider to delete the second line break before <!-- Content categories -->. --Schlurcher (talk) 15:27, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
@Schlurcher:: Fixed. /André Costa (WMSE) (talk) 21:08, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. Imho this Bot can be approved. --Schlurcher (talk) 21:22, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

1VeertjeBot (talk · contribs)Edit

Operator: 1Veertje (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: Adding categories to videofiles that are uploaded through video2commons. At the moment I've made 9 navigation templates by year for various publishers from the Netherlands that regularly upload videos under a free license on YouTube. It's fairly tedious to add the publishers' category to these videos especially when editing on mobile. The script to automate this also adds "Videos of YYYY" category if the publisher isn't recognized.

I've also used my bot account in the past few days to sort out the 2200 videos in Category:Polygoonjournaal by year.

Automatic or manually assisted: At the moment I still need to boot up the script but I'm planning to make it a cronjob.

Edit type (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run):Daily. At the moment there are about 5 - 25 uploads through Video2Commons a day.

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

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y

Programming language(s): PHP

Vera (talk) 13:08, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

DiscussionEdit

Is adding "Videos of YYYY" ok or should I stick to categorizing videos of which the publisher is recognized?--Vera (talk) 13:08, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

Please make test run. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:06, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

See recent edits. I see I underestimated how many videos are being uploaded through Video2Commons. I watch the video2commons category by loading in its rss feed into TinyTinyRSS, but I had limited the feed to 10 articles at the time. --Vera (talk) 20:09, 25 November 2017 (UTC)
Looks OK for me. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:49, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

If there are no objections, I think bot status should be granted. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:48, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

SchlurcherBot (talk · contribs)Edit

Operator: Schlurcher (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: Change selected URLs from using HTTP protocol to HTTPS to improve security. KolbertBot is currently approved to operate on this task.

Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic

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

Maximum edit rate (e.g. edits per minute): 30

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

Programming language(s): Pywikibot

Schlurcher (talk) 21:19, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

DiscussionEdit

To generate a synergy with the Internationalization task of the bot (recent database dump already downloaded, system setup, etc.) and per here, I am requesting approval for the above mentioned task. For a test run and sample of edits please see the contributions of the Bot. --Schlurcher (talk) 21:19, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

  • The bot run LGTM. Just curious: does it run on a pre-defined list of domains, or does it determine whether to convert dynamically during the bot run? --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 07:18, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
The bot currently runs a pre-defined list of domains (for Flickr and Geography). Both the list might be expanded (short term) as well as a dynamic conversion might be added (long term) --Schlurcher (talk) 17:12, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
In my case, it is primarly to have a synergy with the other task of the bot (Internationalization Task). It currently runs around 600 regex replacements for that, which will anyhow be run on a recent database dump and generates a high CPU load on my tiny server. There are multiple other bots that have included basic internationalization tasks in their bots to have the same synergy the other way around. --Schlurcher (talk) 17:12, 23 November 2017 (UTC)
I think it's fine to mix HTTP/HTTPS with internationalization changes, but please reflect kind(s) of changes in edit summaries. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:31, 24 November 2017 (UTC)
The edit summaries will always reflect what kind(s) of changes have been performed. --Schlurcher (talk) 03:56, 26 November 2017 (UTC)
@Schlurcher: Would you be able to send the internationalization changes regex list to me so I can implement it in KolbertBot? Might as well avoid making unnecessary edits and perform both tasks simultaneously. Naturally I will submit a relevant bot request for approval of this task for KolbertBot. Thank you. Jon Kolbert (talk) 04:07, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the comments so far, please let me know, if it is save to proceed. --Schlurcher (talk) 17:12, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

The current bot scope is open enough under "internationalise" to include these trivial improvements. I hope this overly literal case does not lead to unnecessary requests, or put off bot operators from adding obvious maintenance tasks because of a mentality of "bureaucracy". -- (talk) 04:37, 24 November 2017 (UTC)

I made some more test edits. Please let me know, if anything more is needed. --Schlurcher (talk) 07:39, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

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