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Hello, I don't yet meet the criteria for auto-reviewer privs but I have a long contribution history to WP since 2006. (Summary of my activity across WP on via WMFLabs.) I would like to contribute edits and approve suitable submissions in the pending queue.
I'm reluctant because to my mind, 492 WP editions don't represent a significant experience and in addition, our reviewers need to read the local policy. JackPotte (discuss • contribs) 10:05, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
Wait Moreover, each sister has cultural differences because of its particular task, and smaller sisters especially have to beware of importing culturally mismatched habits from outside (especially from Wikipedia, since it's the largest sister); so we prefer that our reviewers gain some local experience, to acclimate to our local culture, before granting them the review bit. I recommend you relax and take your time to get the feel of how Wikibooks is a different place. --Pi zero (discuss • contribs) 11:07, 29 September 2017 (UTC)
All understood. I'd like to think that I'm sensitive to context. I edit and work in various house styles as an occupation. If ~500 contributions to the larger sister site is not considered sufficient experience, I'm happy to relax by the pool for a while.(P.S. - if 492 != 'sufficient', what is?! :-) Chris W.(talk) 13:35, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
@Christopherwoods: If you really want to use auto-review then wait the 16 days. Also, you do not seem to be using Wikibooks anymore, so this is a stale request. PokestarFan • Talk • Contributions 19:31, 6 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. I'm not a daily contributing user, but I've been increasingly using the site as a consumer recently to the point where I've wanted to actively contribute reviews, corrections etc. I'll continue to do so to demonstrate future suitability. Chris W.(talk) 13:35, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
@Christopherwoods: The autopromotion criteria are meant to ensure, besides good faith and general wiki experience, hands-on experience with Wikibooks so the user is likely to have picked up by osmosis a sense of the particular character of Wikibooks. The criteria are listed at WB:Reviewers#Automatic criteria; usually, I think, the last criterion a user satisfies is 8 edits spaced 2 or more days apart. I honestly don't know whether or not non-content-space edits count for that criterion; if they do count, you have 4 out of the 8 so far (24 August 2011, 24 September 2017, 29 September 2017, 17 October 2017), if they don't count then you have 3 out fo 8 so far (because 29 September 2017 edit was to project space rather than mainspace). So that should give you some perspective on how close to/far from autopromotion you are. --Pi zero (discuss • contribs) 14:49, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
I might add, once you've met the 8 edits spaced 2 days apart, there will be the 5 edits in recent changes. --Pi zero (discuss • contribs) 15:16, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks all for the info, all very helpful and it's clarified the process. Chris W.(talk) 23:37, 23 October 2017 (UTC)
I would like to use MaintenanceBot to clean up import issues in Principles of Microeconomics. Immediate needs are internal and external link cleanup, file / image additions from the original source, and perhaps page navigation. As there are 80 or so pages to edit, it may be easier if these changes can be ignored in the Recent Changes log. See Global contributions for the stability of MaintenanceBot. It is only run supervised, never autonomously. -- Dave Braunschweig (discuss • contribs) 15:09, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
I'm okay with this. Perhaps worth remarking (in an abundance of caution) that en.wb doesn't remove local interwikis once they're on wikidata; we're happy to have the information in both places. --Pi zero (discuss • contribs) 19:42, 3 September 2017 (UTC)
Support - Bot has done good work on en.wikiversity. --Atcovi(Talk - Contribs) 11:50, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
@QuiteUnusual: Yes, I would still like to be able to use MaintenanceBot for importing and cleanup of OER books that faculty at my institution want to use in their courses. I have noted Pi zero's comment regarding the removal of interwiki links. At this point I'm not likely to use MaintenanceBot on pages other than those that I or the bot create, unless requested by the Wikibooks community. But if you do need some cleanup work, please let me know. Thanks! -- Dave Braunschweig (discuss • contribs) 15:57, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
wait, I don't get it. Why was I auto-promoted just now? I see the requirements and it says 8 edits at least 2 days apart form each other. I think my edits would have been achieved a few days ago. Artix Kreiger (discuss • contribs) 20:15, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
There are other requirements. Also, it doesn't happen the second that the eighth edit occurred but requires some kind of batch process to run later. QuiteUnusual (discuss • contribs) 13:16, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
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Done. Flagged accordingly. I've set it to expire in 3 months - please come back if you still need it after that. QuiteUnusual (discuss • contribs) 13:17, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
I would like to have this user tagged as a bot to prevent flooding of recent changes. I plan to use the account to undo changes made by an unapproved bot in volume. I will not use the bot interface, but the editing will be bot-like in its volume. The user account already did some changes in a rather low volume, fully manually. --Dan Polansky (discuss • contribs) 20:03, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
@Dan Polansky: If you don't intend to use an actual bot, would the flood flag ("pseudo-bot" priv) do the job just as well? I consider you trustworthy and would Support either, but perhaps pseudo-bot would be more precisely suited to the purpose? --Pi zero (discuss • contribs) 20:42, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
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Done for Importer. If you want to continue the discussion regarding uploader, please open a new request. QuiteUnusual (discuss • contribs) 15:21, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
HI, This might be a little unvoncentional since I am requesting 2 userrights. I am requesting both for distinct reasons. Uploader is requested so that I can upload items for the Lord of the Rings. None of the books are in public domain, thus they are incompatible with Commons and are not allowed to be uploaded there. Specifically, I am requesting to upload the cover art for the books and the Hobbit, their corresponding films, and multiple screenshots from the films. This is so I can complement the books with photos so readers can identify them with the books and as primary identification. This applies to the Inheritance Cycle books I have been writing in my userspace. I plan on moving them to mainspace after I have completed more than 50% of the articles for a complete book.
If those requests are ok, then I would be honoured. If 1, ok. If none, then I will understand. Thank you. Artix Kreiger (discuss • contribs) 03:50, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
Oppose The stated images are copyright Warner Brothers, and they have lots of lawyers. It could be very expensive for WB to prove fair use. My opposition to this request is based on Artix' not seeing the risk/reward balance. Chazz (talk) 04:33, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
Weak Support. If the specified articles can be successfully melded into a book, more power to it, but there could be a lot of work involved. Chazz (talk) 04:33, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
@Chazz:, wait, are you saying Warner Brothers will sue WMF for that? I don't want to go too far with usage of copyrighted material beyond fair use, but I was hoping to user a bit of items. For the book, I was gonna use the same file currently used on Enwiki. Then use 1, or maybe 2, image per film. Maybe I should have clarified that. Artix Kreiger (discuss • contribs) 05:04, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
@Artix Kreiger: I'm saying they could, and it's an avoidable concern. It's certainly Fair Use, but that has not stopped Big Media in the past... WMF has escaped so far, but that's not a guarantee. It's something we've been very careful about in the Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter. Chazz (talk) 05:31, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
I don't see the need to upload "multiple screenshots from the films". If you want to illustrate a book about the Lord of The Rings the book then there is plenty of other media available and you could certainly create your own. It wouldn't meet the fair use test as it isn't necessary to understand the book to have any illustrations (the original book didn't), certainly not pictures from a film and certainly not multiple pictures of that film. QuiteUnusual (discuss • contribs) 10:56, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
oh ok. I looked online for information. It seems that the first edition didn't have one. You're right. Perhaps I should retract my request for uploader then. (still want importer). Artix Kreiger (discuss • contribs) 14:43, 15 January 2018 (UTC)