[Wiki Loves Monuments] ErfgoedBot/MultichillBot latest actions

Strainu strainu10 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 7 22:15:44 UTC 2012

2012/9/8 Maarten Dammers <maarten at mdammers.nl>:
> Hi guys,
> I'm doing some clean up. First I try to add identifier templates to as many
> images as possible because that's the basis of all magic.

That's good. Thing is, I've had a bot request for the exact same
thing, and noticed that you miss lots of images. You might want to
check out https://code.google.com/p/wikiro/source/browse/trunk/robots/python/pywikipedia/monumente/add_template_to_images.py
and see what's different.

Second problem is actually a warning: don't use categories as either
source or destination of monument ids (for Romania). They're currently
a mess that needs to be sorted out manually.

> Based on that I have been working on improving and expanding the automatic
> categorization. While doing that I ran into a lot of countries that needed
> some extra attention:
> * In the US I added over 2000 Commonscat links
> *
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Historical_monuments_in_Romania
> contained over 6000 images, I sorted that out. Also someone created a
> template that categorized images. That's frowned upon at Commons so I added
> the images directly to the category and fixed the template.

It might be frowned upon, but it is still the easiest way to
categorize this many images - if you add the same category manually
and then we realize that the code is wrong, we'll need to change 2
things instead of one, increasing the chance of mistakes. I personally
disagree with these edits.


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