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Please fix

Hello, I see that you are speedily removing the category "Japanese vegetables." However, as you have done in the past, you are doing so in an automated manner, and without much thought, i.e. you have not replaced the category with the "Japanese cuisine" category. Please go back and do so, thanks. Badagnani 04:03, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

I see you have done the same for "Chinese vegetables"; you've removed the cats without replacing with "Chinese cuisine." This is again a poor manner of editing, and a waste of bandwidth (and your time), because you have to now go back and replace them. Please try to give these kinds of massive edits some thought before doing them because it can ruin a lot of hard work and make navigation for those interested in Asian cuisine very, very difficult, thanks. Badagnani 04:06, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

It's very perplexing that you continue on doing other projects rather than addressing this. I see that you have also removed the category "Japanese sea vegetables" and not replaced it, as a normal non-automated editor would do as a matter of course, with the category "Sea vegetables." Again, your automated version of editing creates havoc for those of us who try to maintain cuisine articles. I hope by your failure to respond to these problems you've caused that you don't expect those of us who have created and maintain these articles to sweep up behind you for these dozens, if not hundreds of articles. That's just not right. Badagnani 04:12, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Please see here. It was decided by the closing admin not to replace the deleted categories with anything else. --Cyde Weys 04:12, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

What you are doing is unacceptable. You cannot expect editors who work on cuisine articles to sweep up after you. Please fix what you have broken first, rather than moving on to other projects. It does not make logical sense to not replace the Chinese vegetables cat with a "Chinese cuisine" cat, the same with the "Japanese vegetables" cat and the "Japanese sea vegetables" cat with "Sea vegetables." Please fix this immediately. Badagnani 04:14, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Do you know how the CFD process works? You're complaining to the wrong person right now. --Cyde Weys 04:19, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Yes, I do. I also know that what you are doing is extremely improper, and is going to create dozens of hours of needless work on the part of those of us who must now--by hand--go through and replace all the Chinese and Japanese vegetables into the "Chinese cuisine" and "Japanese cuisine" categories. You should not have done what you did and you need to rectify this situation immediately. You simply cannot sweep through hundreds of articles in such a manner and add so much needless labor to other editors' workloads. Badagnani 04:23, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

You seem to be continuing to have your bot do other edits while the huge chaos you've created in the Asian cuisine articles remains. Please take care of repairing the damage you've done first, before moving on to other projects. It would be greatly appreciated by those of us who attempt to maintain Asian cuisine articles, and who do not have access to bots. Many thanks. Badagnani 04:33, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Not an ideal approach

There does not seem to have been any actual discussion of the proposed upmerger(s) of templates. I personally have a particular interest in {{non-free govt-logo}} (formerly {{govt-logo}}), and believe that it clearly conveys important information about the nature of any fair use claim for such content. Before making mass automated runs of this sort, it would be greatly appreciated if you would seek a bit more community input. If there has been such input and I have simply missed it, please accept my apologies. Thanks for your work in helping to keep Wikipedia free. Cheers, -- Visviva 07:08, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

1,000,000th edit party?

Are you planning for your impending 1,000,000th edit party? Can we run a sweepstake on when you will get there? :-) Carcharoth 15:06, 15 June 2007 (UTC)


I noticed your bot was renaming this. However I ask you to stop because the template not only added categorization, it added essential info on the copyright holder. This change doesn't appear to be discussed on the page you link to in the edit summary. -N 02:15, 20 June 2007 (UTC)


Hi. Before turning your bot loose, could you please ensure that any categories to which it is reasigning articles actually exist first? You seem to be putting the cart before the horse. Pyrope 17:07, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Why are people complaining about this? This is how pyWikipediabot works. It moves the articles over and then the category text. That's the way it's always been and there are significant reasons against modifying this functionality — so get used to it? --Cyde Weys 14:24, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Bots should think

Instead of retagging all Scoutlogo tags with "Non-free logo" why didn't you rename scoutlogo "non-free scoutlogo" or even better put a notice on that template's talk page first so we'd know what was going on and you wouldn't create a mess?? Rlevse 11:42, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

We don't need a separate template for Scouting logos. They're still just logos, and are governed by all of the same kinds of restrictions against use of non-free content. --Cyde Weys 14:25, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

I agree with the restrictions- that is not the issue; it would appear that no one actually looked at {{Scoutlogo}}. It would have been apparent (it is documented on the page) that the template used parameters to place logos into proper categories for ease of management. When {{Scoutlogo|BSAMB}} was changed to {{Non-free logo|BSAMB}}, it added a category called BSAMB (the redlink there should have been an alert) and removed it from Category:Boy Scouts of America merit badges. If we had been forewarned on the talk page, we would have understood what was going on and checked to see what was needed to make this work properly. I know we can't be the only ones using a template in this manner, since it was copied from a template in the Military History project. We have renamed the template to {{Non-free Scoutlogo}} and updated the included categories. Now we are reworking the hundreds of images to get them back into the proper categories. --Gadget850 ( Ed) 17:25, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Confusion concerning Image:EvansCountySeal.jpg

Recently, Cydebot switched the tag for Image:EvansCountySeal.jpg from Seal to non-free logo. I have since checked the Wikipedia:Non-free content/templates page and, though I do see Seal mentioned, I do not see any mention of it being done away with and changed to non-free logo. Furthermore, the definitions for each are:

Seal - This logo is an official seal of a government or one of its government agencies, and may be subject to copyright, trademark, and/or other restrictions on its reproduction, especially in commercial contexts. The copyright is likely held by the government or agency in question. It is believed that the use of images of seals.

Logo - This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark.

The Evans County seal image is obviously the official seal of a (local) government and not a "logo of an organization, item or event". Is there a change in the status of the logos Seal and non-free logo that I'm not seeing? If so, could you explain it to me, please. If not, I think the tag should go back to Seal as it is, in my opinion, the correct one. Thanks in advance. Reb 12:24, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Governments are organizations. Anyway, just modify the text of {{Non-free logo}} to make it more inclusive. A lot of non-free content tags are being upmerged because they merely talk about different kinds of content, while not actually dealing with any different kind of non-free content use. --Cyde Weys 14:30, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Super Mario Bros. 2 Japan ending.png

Thanks for uploading or contributing to Image:Super Mario Bros. 2 Japan ending.png. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is not a suitable explanation or rationale as to why each specific use in Wikipedia constitutes fair use. Please go to the image description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale.

If you have uploaded other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on those pages too. You can find a list of 'image' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "Image" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free media lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Ejfetters 04:58, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Moving Category:Dipodoid rodents to Category:Dipodidae

Surely one person advocating for Dipodidae and another opposing that means "no consensus". This newer category, Dipodidae, is not consistent with the structure of other rodent categories. --Aranae 15:36, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Table bug

I noticed a small bug in the way the bot handle whitespace removal[1]. Since the |} characters need to be on a newline it broken the nested tables when transcluded. —Dispenser 06:54, 24 August 2007 (UTC)