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GeoUploadR (talk · contribs)Edit

Operator: Rillke (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: Upload geo-marker icons from and put them in Category:Map icons by Nicolas Mollet (iOS style and "dark")

Automatic or manually assisted: Automatic. Supervised.

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

Maximum edit rate (e.g. edits per minute): Respecting mw:API:Etiquette: Only one upload at one time. Otherwise no throttle. Estimated 10/min.

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): ?

Programming language(s): VB 6.0/COM

Rillke(q?) 08:02, 20 July 2013 (UTC)


I would be intersted whether the community thinks they are in scope before I am going to code the bot. -- Rillke(q?) 08:02, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

  Comment I take it that this would be a one time run that would mirror all these icons onto commons, but that the main question is about scope? Given that would it be worth cross posting to the Village Pump regarding scope of the bots work, rather than it's actual operation? Having raised these questions I think they have a potential educational value, if nothing else the graphics lab may find them useful for maps. Liamdavies (talk) 13:01, 20 July 2013 (UTC)

I agree that these icons would be useful and in scope on Commons. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 09:56, 21 July 2013 (UTC)
+1--Steinsplitter (talk) 19:21, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
  Support They look useful for maps, and maps are useful for education. --99of9 (talk) 13:16, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Unless there are further issues, I suggest that we approve this task. --99of9 (talk) 03:31, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

Approved --99of9 (talk) 00:37, 22 October 2013 (UTC)