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As mentioned in Commons:Bots#Bot accounts (...Semi-automated tools (e.g. Javascript tools) are not normally considered to be bots and do not require a separate account, but some users choose to use a separate account for non-bot but high-speed editing) I am trying to use a bot account without the bot flag, to "prevent my contribs lists from being swamped by edits" (Commons:Bots#Bot flag). I intend to use this account for the semi-automated tool VFC.
This account is rather an official sock puppet of user Sarang than a real bot - I understand the information that this is not very usual but conforms more or less to the rules? Sarangbot (talk) 14:22, 20 May 2017 (UTC)



Was hat es mit dieser Änderung auf sich? Auf jeden Fall führt sie dazu, dass man folgende Warnung bekommt: "Warnung: Template:Created with CorelDRAW/hsb ruft Template:T mit mehr als einem Wert für den Parameter „1“ auf. Nur der letzte angegebene Wert wird verwendet." Kann man da was machen? --Arnd (talk) 10:07, 24 August 2018 (UTC)

@Aschroet: Ja, da kann man sehr wohl etwas machen: die Vorlage Created with CorelDRAW/hsb löschen. Das sollte schon vor Monaten erfolgt sein, aber delete requests - vor allem mass deletes - scheinen ihre Zeit zu brauchen. Mich wundert nur, wie du da ran gekommen, bzw darüber gestolpert bist? Verrätst du es mir? -- sarang사랑 13:10, 24 August 2018 (UTC)


I don't think it is appropriate to remove all mention of the account that uploaded an image. For example, in this edit, Sarangbot changed "Author=Ed ([[User talk:Edgar181|Edgar181]])" to "author=Ed", removing my username and removing link to my userpage. This causes loss of essential information regarding authorship. Regards, Ed (Edgar181) 15:57, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

@Edgar181: Sorry, I didn't see it, it was done by the script. Because many users write their user name and also their user talk page link (e.g. by their signature ~~~), which should not be (an author is always the user but not his talk page) the script automatically removes the talk page link. In your case, it should be |author=Ed - without the talk page. Sarangbot (talk) 16:14, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

I understand. I will change the template I use for uploads to include a link to my user page rather than my user talk page. Regards, Ed (Edgar181) 16:18, 9 September 2018 (UTC)
This will be a perfect solution! I think it is not so bad, at the moment Wikimedia does not have any tool driven analysis of the Infobox-fields, and when it will come, some bot runs may be necessary to rectify the field values. The script makes a lot of cleanup, even for the future. Kind regards, Sarangbot (talk) 16:30, 9 September 2018 (UTC)
When I encounter your (old) user link, I change it to |author={{U|Edgar181|Ed}}. I can as well change it to |author={{U|Edgar181}} (Ed) or |author={{U|Edgar181|Edgar181 (Ed)}}, if you prefer. -- sarang사랑 09:06, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

Category:Pages using Information template with parsing errorsEdit

Hi, some of your bot edits moved files into the mentioned catgory. Example: [1]. --Arnd (talk) 13:21, 10 May 2019 (UTC)

Thanx, I know; I am trying to get help, from admins, but I am waiting for answer since that morning. Sarangbot (talk) 13:30, 10 May 2019 (UTC)
I am reverting a bunch of your edits, for you are flooding Category:Images without source without any need. Please check your edits. Jcb (talk) 21:37, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
@Jcb: thank you for your help. All started when I got the request to change a category. When it happened that I made a mistake with VFC, I asked at the Admins Noteboard for help, for a mass revert of my last ~500 edits. I waited for 12 hours but never got a reply. Finally I got another help, because the damaged files became categorized to Pages using Information template with parsing errors, so I could access them again and do some reparations. This happened at May 10.
The deprecated and now empty Category:Valid SVG created with Inkscape-COAElement was deleted upon my request at May 11.
Too late came your 76 reverts at May 13. At that time they were more or less in good shape, until your revert took them again to the now deleted category. I will correct them by hand, with that number it will be possible. -- sarang사랑 05:40, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
They were not in good shape, they were flooding a maintenance category. Jcb (talk) 05:46, 14 May 2019 (UTC)
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