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AntWeb uploadsEdit

Fantastic to see this batch upload. It might be nice to create a partnership page for it like Commons:Bundesarchiv or Commons:Tropenmuseum. One question of clarification - the template states that AntWeb encourages non-commercial use of these images, but the license (CC-BY-SA) also allows commercial uses. Is this fully understood by AntWeb? (Wikimedia Commons only hosts images which can be used for any purpose, including commercially). Cheers, Eloquence (talk) 23:02, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Eloquence, thanks for making your bot script available. It was very easy to use and modify. And yes, we encourage non-commercial use, but we know that the license permits commercial use. Thanks for making sure. Davethau (talk) 02:31, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

File:Boloponera vicans casent0401737 profile 1.jpgEdit

Davethau, I added an extra "attribution" field to the above image which could simplify correct attribution by reusers. I would propose to add it to all images by your bot. --Jarekt (talk) 15:00, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. I'll add that to the bot. Sometimes the image is copyright the author and sometimes copyright antweb. Depends on whether or not it was a work for hire. Anyway, I'll take care of it. Thanks again! Davethau (talk) 17:33, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

User:File Upload Bot (AntWeb)Edit

Congratulations! It has bot status now. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:23, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Hooray! I'll start the upload soon! Thanks to everyone who helped out! Davethau (talk) 05:53, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
I'm taking care of the old images as you requested. Check out the progress here. Cheers, Waldir talk 09:57, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Bot ProblemsEdit

I started a discussion on some issues I noticed on the bot's discussion page: User_talk:File_Upload_Bot_(AntWeb)#Problem — raeky (talk | edits) 09:55, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks User:Raeky. The upload is almost finished. There are a few images that were uploaded incorrectly, but I know which they are. I'll request that they're deleted once the bot has done its work. There are also some image that don't have an author. I'll fix those too. Thanks for the input! Davethau (talk) 15:17, 22 October 2009 (UTC)


Hi Davethau, based on your current uploads I compiled a list at User:File Upload Bot (AntWeb)/Most used categories. I can make it longer or I can compile a full list sorted by alphabet if you like. Multichill (talk) 11:18, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Excellent! That's great. Will this list automatically update? I'll be doing monthly-ish additions. Davethau (talk) 16:40, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
Nope, just a manual query. My bot is now generating categories which contain 5 or more images. That should reduce the amount of manual work. Multichill (talk) 18:11, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
That's great! I was wondering where all those categories were coming from. Thanks very much! Any plans for a hook into wikispecies? Davethau (talk) 18:57, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
Not really. Shouldn't be too default. Could work the same was as the commons category linking for Wikipedia. Would also be nice to include the tree template at each species page. You could do a request at Commons:Bots/Work requests do get this done or try it yourself of course. Multichill (talk) 19:49, 22 October 2009 (UTC)


Hi Dave,

Thanks for the antweb uploads! That's awesome. What a lovely project. -- Phoebe (talk) 21:05, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

p.s. we are both at Davis, right? I'm a librarian in PSE. I think I wrote you a while back about No Starch and related; nice to run into you again in a different but related context :)


Hello, there is a de-flag proposal at Commons:Bots/Requests/de-flag which affects your bot. Regards --Steinsplitter (talk) 22:38, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

User:File Upload Bot (AntWeb)Edit

jonkerz ♠talk 03:26, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Bot de-flagging notificationEdit

Hi Davethau, I'm writing to you because your bot File Upload Bot (AntWeb) (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) is about to be de-flagged as a result of inactivity. If you'd like to keep that account flagged as a bot, please speak up at Commons:Bots/Requests/de-flag#Discussion; otherwise, I'll remove the bot flag from that account in a week from now (). Thanks for your understanding, odder (talk) 22:46, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

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