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Bots project

Hello! May I join the Bots project? I have a bot which does not work in and I want to learn more about how to run and write an bot. Thanks! Chihonglee ◎Talk page 00:48, 18 December 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm not an admin on the bots project. You'll have to ask in IRC or send an email to the labs maiing list. --dschwen (talk) 19:56, 4 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Welcome to Tool Labs

Hello Dschwen, welcome to the Tool Labs project! Your request for access was processed and you should be able to login now via ssh at To get started, check the help page and the migrating from the Toolserver page. You can also ask in our irc channel at #wikimedia-labs connect or send an e-mail to our mailing list - thank you, and have fun using labs! petrb (talk) 16:45, 28 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the prompt processing of the request. --dschwen (talk) 16:46, 28 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Completing project documentation

This is regarding the announcement ( if you have missed it.

We have added some fields in addition to description field which is already there on your projects. Please click "Edit Documentation" in your project page/ project pages and fill the blanks. It will only take few minutes from your valuable time.

If you have any comments or suggestion on the form please let me know.--Sandaru (talk) 17:09, 25 July 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi, I shamelessly adapted some of your code /data/project/dschwenbot/public_html/intersection/index.php --> /data/project/ext-lnk-discover/www/sc/sc.php

It just displays all articles in a category as I need it for another tool ( You don't have a LICENSE file but assume it's permissible? (We're supposed to make all code opensource on Tools I believe). I have little experience with PHP or the databases here so it was helpful to adapt your existing code. -- Green Cardamom (talk) 04:11, 24 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sure, no problem. Thanks for letting me know! --dschwen (talk) 04:17, 24 September 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello Dschwen. Thanks a lot for zoomviewer which is a really awesome tool. (I like it so much your tool that I added links on Crotos for HD files). Unfortunately, it seems that there is a problem because the service looks down on I hope It will be easy to restart the zoomviewer service which is a notable improvment to Wikimedia Commons. Best regards --Shonagon (talk) 20:54, 1 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi! Thank you for making the panoviewer. A year or so ago we only had a java applet. Java is less and less supported by browsers and the plugin is a security hazard. I would like to suggest to include a link back to an image's meta data on Wikimedia Commons, so that if there is a direct link to a panorama attribution is also included. Again, thank you. --1Veertje (talk) 12:53, 23 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, good suggestion. I'll work on this in the near future (btw. the wrapper for the Java plugin was my project too). --dschwen (talk) 20:55, 25 February 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, I did not find any where how to use panoviewer... Please, could U provide a link to a minimalist doc ? --Cyrille37 (talk) 13:44, 20 March 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It is linked to from the Commons:Template:Pano360 template. --dschwen (talk) 15:44, 22 March 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, Dschwen or/and team. A question: it's possible to load 360º videos, spherevideos? They can be possible in the future? Thanks!! --Galopax (talk) 12:38, 22 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello Dschwen. What do you think about making a panoviewer mediawiki extension ? platonides (talk) 23:16, 22 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
[[User:Galopax|Galopax] I had looked into this at some point. I don't remember what the roadblock was. I can investigate. platonides this is under consideration. It would be nice if the map tile infrastructure could be used for the projections. --dschwen (talk) 01:56, 23 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Kill gpsexifbot process on tools-login

Hello! I've killed a python process running on for gpsexifbot. This was taking up too much resources (NFS IO and CPU), causing big slow downs for other users. In the future, please run long running bots in the grid. Thanks! yuvipanda (talk) 04:48, 17 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Dschwen, I have just killed that bot again. As Yuvi mentioned, please run it on the grid, as the bastion needs to remain accessible. Thanks! valhallasw (Merlijn van Deen) (talk) 20:08, 19 December 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hmmm, thnaks for taking care of that. Must have been an accident. That bot runs on the grid usually. --dschwen (talk) 20:01, 6 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

vic Tool Review

Hi, we're doing a review to make sure as many tools meet a minimum standard. I noticed vic tool doesn't have a description on toolsadmin, licence or a published repo. Could you add this information to this tool? Thanks! Komla Sapaty (talk) 04:06, 4 April 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ZoomViewer produces a 503 error

Hi, Please see Thanks, Yann (talk) 12:15, 8 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Given that it’s been down for over a month now, I’d adopt the tool according to the abandoned tool policy and try to bring it up. Please reply within 14 days if you object (and please try to bring it up yourself in that case). —Tacsipacsi (talk) 09:57, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tool Migration from the Grid

Hi dschwen, your tool is still running on the grid engine. According to the grid deprecation timeline that was shared, the grid will be stopped on the 14th of February. If you need assistance with the migration, kindly reach out on the phabricator ticket.

Please find the relevant ticket on Phabricator here T320210 Komla Sapaty (talk) 05:01, 30 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]