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Riley HuntleyEdit

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Riley Huntley (talk · contributions · deleted user contributions · recent activity · logs · block log · global contribs · SULinfo)

Scheduled to end: 18:39, (UTC)

I would like to present Riley Huntley as our next candidate for adminship. With more than 200k edits and 3500 in the Commons namespace, he is one of our most active editors. Besides assisting the community with bot/work requests and being on the OTRS team, Riley is active in [un]deletion requests process so granting him the tools will reduce the admin backlog. Currently we need more active admins who are willing to deal with those tasks since the admin backlogs are getting bigger and bigger.

Aside from the large amounts of maintenance work he performs, his main project Commons:WikiProject Pronunciation has led to the improvement of hundreds of thousands of existing files. He also is an experienced bot operator which is a huge pro since bots can make admin work more effective and help saving time.

In my opinion Riley is quite familiar with copyright law in general and he always does a proper job and when he states his opinion it is always clearly motivated. An extra bonus is that Riley is active during the European nights. We still need more admins covering that timezone. Natuur12 (talk) 18:39, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Thank you the nomination, Natuur12, I accept your kind words and thank everyone for their time while considering me as a candidate for adminship. I was originally drawn to Commons back in 2012 to host my photography that I was interested in using cross wiki. After releasing I wasn't much of a photographer (although I have 10 QIs to my name), my contributions evolved into maintenance which I have enjoyed ever since. Expanding on Natuur12's nomination, I am highly involved in BRFA processes, automated tasks and other "technical" areas. I'm also actively involved at COM:DR, COM:UDR and often can be found requesting speedy deletion in accordance with COM:CSD. If elected to be admin, I would continue my involvement in these areas while also attempting to fight the ever growing admin backlog. Thank you everyone for your consideration. Riley Huntley (talk) 18:50, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

VotesEdit

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support as nom. Natuur12 (talk) 18:39, 1 May 2016 (UTC)e
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Jcb (talk) 18:45, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support--Vituzzu (talk) 18:57, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Yann (talk) 19:19, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Green Giant (talk) 19:38, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. -- Geagea (talk) 19:42, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Majora (talk) 19:44, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Thibaut120094 (talk) 19:50, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Excellent candidate, No issues, Good luck :), –Davey2010Talk 20:07, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support per above.    FDMS  4    20:12, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support definitely. --Lewis Hulbert (talk) 20:24, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Laber□T 20:38, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --TJH2018talk 20:41, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support of course. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 21:23, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Why not? -- Poké95 02:04, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Jianhui67 talkcontribs 02:18, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I said to myself couple of days ago: Monday will be the day, when I will ask Riley Huntley, does he want to be an admin. And now the election process is going. Taivo (talk) 06:51, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:30, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support --Josve05a (talk) 09:41, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support ColonialGrid (talk) 13:11, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --EugeneZelenko (talk) 13:58, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Capable new admins who'll focus on DR/CSD are definitely needed. INeverCry 16:13, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support of course --Achim (talk) 18:22, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Quite quick at fixing templates he is breaking (right and left). --Jarekt (talk) 18:44, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
  • LOL! Of course, the goal was to not break them in the first place. Good learning experience nonetheless, right? Riley Huntley (talk) 18:47, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
If you work with templates you often break them, but I also thought it was funny that the edit that broke them was a stern warning not to do edits without discussing changes first. --Jarekt (talk) 11:49, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

CommentsEdit



Requests for license reviewer rightsEdit

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Requests for permission to run a botEdit

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BOT-Twm Crys (talk · contribs)Edit

Operator: Llywelyn2000 (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:

Add one template to around 100 images uploaded by User:Llywelyn2000, in the Category:Llandaff Cathedral - interior.

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

Automatic

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

One / 10 seconds

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y

Programming language(s): AWB

Llywelyn2000 (talk) 11:05, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

DiscussionEdit

I don't thin there is a botflag needed for just ~100 edits. The main account can be used. --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:19, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
EugeneZelenko If you are requesting a test run, please give access at Commons:AutoWikiBrowser/CheckPage. Riley Huntley (talk) 14:30, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:32, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
@EugeneZelenko: You want approve a bot for 100 edits? Seriously? --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:35, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
  • (Edit conflict) There is not enough here for a bot task, editing 100 images does not warrant going through the BRFA process. Operator can makes these edits themselves using AWB, VFC or various other tools on their main account. User can also request a bot to do it at Commons:Bots/Work requests. Bot userpage contains a redirect to another wiki in, local bot policy requests you "make sure you have listed all information before requesting bot permission." If this task very well warrants a bot, please expand the description of the task by specifically stating which template you wish to add to these pages and include a manual example (diff). Riley Huntley (talk) 14:30, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote oversat.svg Strong oppose per Riley, low amount of edits, for own ends only. Suggest speedy decline. --Krd 14:44, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote oversat.svg Strong oppose per Riley. -- Poké95 02:17, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

BMacZeroBot (talk · contribs) 5Edit

Operator: BMacZero (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: Replace templates like {{PD-old-50}}, {{PD-old-50-1923}}, and {{PD-old-50-1996}} with {{PD-old-auto}}, {{PD-old-auto-1923}}, and {{PD-old-auto-1996}} respectively (including 'deathyear' parameter) where the page with the license also has a Creator template acting as an author with a readable death year.

This will usually be run at the same time as the task from Commons:Bots/Requests/BMacZeroBot 4. BMacZero (talk) 18:25, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic

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

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

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

Programming language(s): C#

BMacZero (talk) 18:25, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

DiscussionEdit

I did a test run of 30 - see bot contribs. BMacZero (talk) 18:25, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Looks good to me. --Krd 05:40, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
I think will be good idea to use link to templates in edit summaries. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:36, 13 March 2016 (UTC)
I refined the edit summaries (after a few small snafus), and ran more tests. I also fixed a problem with handling licenses inside {{PD-Art}}. BMacZero (talk) 06:43, 14 March 2016 (UTC)
Looks OK for me, but it's seems logical to use Wikidata as source of death date (if creator template is available). --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:17, 14 March 2016 (UTC)
Added and tested a few. BMacZero (talk) 04:51, 15 March 2016 (UTC)
But could be date of death queried without copying it to file description? --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:13, 15 March 2016 (UTC)
Oh I see what you mean. I hadn't considered that. I suppose it could be done with Arbitrary Access (eventually), though I don't think it can be done completely automatically - a bot would probably still have to go through and add the Creator's Wikidata ID as a parameter. Unless Scribunto can pull info from the Creator template on the page that transcludes the module? Maybe someone knows more. BMacZero (talk) 16:01, 15 March 2016 (UTC)
@BMacZero: Please advise what this is going to mean. Is this request obsolete per above comment? --Krd 09:18, 28 March 2016 (UTC)
@Krd: I started a discussion at Commons:Village_pump#Proper_implementation_of_PD-old-auto_with_Arbitrary_Access. BMacZero (talk) 16:57, 28 March 2016 (UTC)
Both User:Jarekt and I (so far) feel that the current implementation of PD-old-auto is still the best one. That would mean that we should go ahead with this request (can give the VP thread more time if you like, though). BMacZero (talk) 20:46, 4 April 2016 (UTC)
The deathyear seems the simpler and most clear. It is also a system we have been using for a while. I am OK with creating new mechanisms of passing information around by "quering without copying it to file description" but at the moment I can not think of a way to do it (we could copy Wikidata Q-codes instead and add an expensive function to look up the deathyear). So I would stick to the old ways of doing businesses. --Jarekt (talk) 01:59, 5 April 2016 (UTC)
By the way Some comments about edits:
  • I would not do {{PD-old-100}} -> {{PD-old-auto}} conversions. {{PD-old-auto}} will do a lot of non-trivial calculations before calling {{PD-old-100}}. I think we should verify and even add unused deathyear for clarity. But {{PD-old-100}} is so much simpler.
  • Edits like this are not the best option. If there is PD-Art or PD-Scan than PD-old-uto should be combined with it. Multiple PD-old templates should be merged.
  • Could you test on tricky cases with multiple Creator templates. PD-1923 (or {{PD-1996}}) and PD-old templates, which should be combined, etc.
--Jarekt (talk) 02:17, 5 April 2016 (UTC)
All sounds good - will do it when I get a chance. BMacZero (talk) 21:01, 6 April 2016 (UTC)
We may need to put this request on hold. I'm not sure when the next chance I'll get to work on it will be. BMacZero (talk) 17:20, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

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