Jean-Frederic is correct. The Flickr importing feature in UploadWizard is
currently limited to admins and image reviewers. If the Flickr Upload Bot
is going to be retired, someone should probably start an RFC on Commons
about opening up the Flickr importing in UploadWizard to everyone.
Personally, I would support such a proposal, but there are at least 2
potential arguments against it:
1. It makes it easy for anyone to import hundreds of images from Flickr
(via Photoset importing), which could mean a big increase in Flickr-washing
problems (i.e. unintentional copyvios).
2. The feature still has some bugs (
) and no one is
actively maintaining it at the moment (although hopefully the new
Multimedia team will be assuming that responsibility).
On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 2:00 PM, Jean-Frédéric
With the pending toolserver shutdown, I was thinking about retiring Flickr
Upload Bot. However, this bot is apparently still
used about 2000-4000
times per month.
I was under the impression that the upload wizard would replace this bot,
however, I couldn't find any references to this. Does anybody know what the
status of uploading from Flickr using the upload wizard is?
I penned <https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Upload_Wizard/Flickr>
some time ago. It’s scarce and probably not up to date but the essential
information is here : UploadWizard for Flickr is reserved to sysops and
image reviewers at the moment.
This would explain why your (awesome) bot is used.
Hope that helps,
-- Jean-Fred, who loves this bot so much he made a userbox for it <
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