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Absence of bot flag?

I suspect, that this account hasn't a bot flag. If i choose to hide bots in "recent changes" and in "my watchlist", the changes made by JarektBot are visible despite it. It is impossible to monitor the ordinary edits in these days. --ŠJů (talk) 14:03, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

I am not sure what is a Bot flag. But this is an approved ABW Bot (see Commons:AutoWikiBrowser/CheckPage). --JarektBot (talk) 15:46, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
Please lower your edit rate, you are disrupting recent changes monitoring. If you want to edit this fast, please ask for a bot flag on Commons:Bots/Requests for flags. Thanks, Patrícia msg 12:01, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
OK I will slow down. I also applied for the bot flag today. Somehow I was under impression that approved ABW Bots had "bot flags", but apparently that is not the case. I apologize for disruption. --JarektBot (talk) 17:11, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Problem with {{Own}} replacements

Hi, your bot is not always doing the replacements nicely, see here and here for instance (the "by uploader" should be removed). You should have a look at your bot's contributions. --Eusebius (talk) 10:15, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Will do.--JarektBot (talk) 03:19, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
I corrected all that I found with this problem. --JarektBot (talk) 04:27, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. --Eusebius (talk) 06:03, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Template "coordinate" vs. "location"

Hello there!

Please stop changing template "coordinate" to template "location" (like here)! I really don't like the "location" template -- I don't want google commercials here -- and there is absolutely no reason to change (in this direction).

-- Serpens ?! 12:32, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, about the changes but we are in process of consolidating dozens of hardly used geocoding templates into few templates based on a single layout. We are doing it to ease template maintenance. There were only a one or two hundred files using coordinate template. --Jarekt (talk) 02:36, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
I understand that and I am abolutely for consolidating different templates to one or few templates. But please use a template without that awful Google ad (maybe put a direct link to uncommercial OpenStreetMap). Why not move to Coor_d?
-- Serpens ?! 11:37, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
I am not sure what is the "Google ad". Location templates have links to scripts that show location of the Wiki images on top of a map. The scripts are written to use google maps and/or google earth engines. If this is what you object to please voice your concerns at Template talk:Location or Commons talk:Geocoding. I personally find those links very handy and use them a lot. --Jarekt (talk) 14:04, 17 April 2009 (UTC)


Hi, see this edit: and my fix after it, you forgot the N and E in the template, don't know if it is by hand, or automatic via AWB, but maybe you should look at it. Please answer on my dutch talkpage if needed. Akoopal (talk) 17:11, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Also, you may want to remove the degree signs (I think). See [1]. Rocket000 (talk) 18:31, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

You got to it just before I did. After each run related to location templates I monitor Category:Media with erroneous locations where most of the problematic changes end up.
Ok, I didn't notice the category. Rocket000 (talk) 18:58, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Own work substitutions

The second replacement here[2] , [3], [4] was not appropriate as it was in the upload history which shouldn't really be modified. Can the bot be modified to not edit ==history== type sections, or ensure that the {{Information}} templates that it edits are not in < nowiki></ nowiki> blocks? Thanks. --Tony Wills (talk) 02:16, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

You are right - I will skip pages with < nowiki>--JarektBot (talk) 03:27, 12 July 2009 (UTC)
Thanks :-), Do you know if there is a way to find and revert all the extra substitutions? --Tony Wills (talk) 03:40, 12 July 2009 (UTC)
This is on-going problem of bot replacements - there are parts of image description code which ideally should not be changed like history section or original image description of images from Category:Bundesarchiv. I do not know of a way to search for images where changes were made to no-touch sections. We do not even have consistent marking of such sections. --Jarekt (talk) 14:01, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

"License information" (alternate old header)

Should also be replaced with the localised header. Ingolfson (talk) 06:57, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

I added it. --Jarekt (talk) 12:06, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

{{Infobox aircraft image}} and imagesource

Hi! The bot is changing[5] imagesource parameter to imageSource in {{Infobox aircraft image}} template causing template to fail. --Apalsola tc 08:25, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

I will look into it. --Jarekt (talk) 12:38, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
I modified slightly {{Infobox aircraft image}} so edits like that should not cause problems. --Jarekt (talk) 13:07, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Bot edits

Please mark bot edits as minor edits.--Anatoliy (talk) 08:27, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Ok, will do --JarektBot (talk) 11:40, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

own photo not the same as own work

Hello, I just saw [6] and wanted to mention, that there are countries, where it matters if it is only a "own photo" or a "own work". For example in countries with no freedom of panorama. So these changes should not be made by a bot.

I am sorry but I do not see much difference between own photo and own work, and how freedom of panorama is related to the discussion. Could you elaborate more? --Jarekt (talk) 01:46, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Jałowe zmiany

Zamiast robić jałowe zmiany typu: localization, Replaced: == Summary == → == Summary ==, == Licensing == → ==Licensing:==, Source=Praca własna osoby przesyłającej (own work by uploa using AWB) dla nowo ładowanych plików warto by zmienić szablon ładowania plików, tak by tego typu zmiany były wprowadzane automatycznie już przy ładowaniu plików do Wikipedia Commons (po polsku). Bez tego Twoja praca i praca osób zajmujących się podobnymi sprawami nigdy się nie skończy! Lukas 3z (talk) 06:25, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Zgadzam się. Było wiele dyskusji na ten temat I wygląda na to że zmiana procesu ładowania plików jest dosyć trudna i wymaga zmiany oprogramowania. O ile mi wiadomo nikt się tego jeszcze nie podjął. Więc w między czasie to zadanie spada na boty. Mój bot nie tylko pracuje nad nowo ładowanymi plikami, bo wciąż jest wiele starych które jeszcze nie zostały zmienione. --Jarekt (talk) 12:51, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Category:Photographs by Richard Peter from 1945

Thats incorrect. The photos are labled "after 17 September 1945" and similar. They are taken between 1945 and 1977, but not necessarily in 1945. I dont think a categorization by photographer by year is helpful in any way, it only clutters the source information categories and not provides more value. Better help categorizing the images by location by year, thats usefull and thats something people locking for. --Martin H. (talk) 10:07, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

My mistake. I assumed that images labeled after specific day would be images soon after such day not from 1977. I will have closer look at that group, but in the mean time I do not re-categorize them. I was working on organizing large creator categories. I like browsing by author and sometimes run into those enormous categories which are very hard to brouse. I agree with need for "by location", and if too big "by location by year" categories but since I do not speak German I prefer to leave that to others. I hope to provide "by year" and "by author" categories. --JarektBot (talk) 14:01, 3 December 2009 (UTC)
Also File:Fotothek df ps 0003204 Festarchitektur.jpg, 1964/1977 means something between 1964 and 1977, not 1964. For many photographs by Richard Peter the categorization is wrong. File:Fotothek df ps 0000011 Junge Frau schält Kartoffeln während der Stromsperre bei .jpg, ca (um = around) is not very exact, File:Fotothek df ps 0000279 002 Beladen von Lastkraftwagenzügen mit Greiferbagger. Ba.jpg nach (after) is not at, "after 1950" also fits on today. --Martin H. (talk) 22:01, 3 December 2009 (UTC)
I will make sure to fix files with those imprecise dates before continuing. --Jarekt (talk) 20:44, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Wrong category name

Please fix the category Category:Architectur by Walther Hermann Ryff to Category:Architecture by Walther Hermann Ryff, thank you.--Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 08:21, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

In this case Architectur is the name of the book which is usually kept in the original language, just like Category:Geometria by Augustin Hirschvogel (not Geometry) or Category:Astronomiae instauratae mechanica. --Jarekt (talk) 15:21, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
ok, I got it wrong :).--Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 15:22, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
No problem and thanks for monitoring. --Jarekt (talk) 16:39, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

Description line in Creator templates

Hello Jarekt, if I understand the version history of some {{Creator}} templates correctly, then your JarektBot has inserted the line

| Description = <!--{{CountryAdjective|XX}} {{occupation|XX}} -->

into many {{Creator}} templates. This is fine, but now we have the template {{NationAndOccupation}} which will translate better to the different languages the user may select. Could your bot change that lines again from

<!--{{CountryAdjective|XX}} {{occupation|XX}} -->

to something like


? This would prevent users from using the {{CountryAdjective}} and {{Occupation}} templates directly and encourage them to use the new {{NationAndOccupation}} template instead. Best, --Aristeas (talk) 15:07, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

I added this comment line to make addition of description easier. I will change them to the new format. --Jarekt (talk) 16:01, 16 December 2009 (UTC)
This is fine! Thank you very much! --Aristeas (talk) 19:43, 16 December 2009 (UTC)


Hello. If the bot is going to create categories such as this one, it would be great if it used the word "the" before the decade (e.g. "the 1890s"). Thanks. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 13:40, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Opps, you are right. I will fix it. --Jarekt (talk) 15:04, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
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