Talk:Botopedia

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Examples[edit]

I miss links to examples of bot-generated articles in the "Existing projects" section, anyone like to provide? --Dittaeva 21:58, 27 October 2005 (UTC)

Standard format[edit]

I suggest Ausir and tsca who I suspect are the ones who have done the most active botopedians till now, suggest a format or come with some suggestions as to how it should be. Something is always better than nothing and I don't want this project to fall asleep. :-) --Dittaeva 19:40, 16 September 2005 (UTC)

Since OpenOffice document uploads are allowed, I'd suggest that we make them CSVs with an OOo extension. Ausir 06:55, 25 September 2005 (UTC)


I think it should be xml with strictly defined tag names, so that there's no need to rework the parser everytime we get some new data. tsca 19:57, 25 September 2005 (UTC)

Software[edit]

Hi all, I'm new to the project. I'd like to add some data from other countries to the Catalan wikipedia and, though Ausir told me to come to this page, I've missed the point about which steps should I take in order to upload the existing data (say, for the french or italian municipalities). Is there any software for parsing the data and upload it in a straight-forward way? Where can I get it? Many thanks. --Micru 16:07, 27 September 2005 (UTC)

At this point there is no standard and no ready-to-use software. You have to write a parser + article generator yourself.
I converted some of the Italian data into csv-format (Piemonte only): de:Benutzer:Floriang/Piemonte.dat. --flo 00:36, 3 October 2005 (UTC)
Can anyone share it? --Smihael 15:44, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Merging two projects[edit]

I think that we should merge Botopedia with Mass content adding. As I see, the main difference is that people here didn't intend to localize their work in different languages... May you see wikipedia-l email threads ([1], [2], [3]) as well as content of the page Mass content adding and it's subpages? Comments (here or there) are welcome. --Millosh 14:35, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

I'm going to add a see also section with a link to Mass content adding. Emijrp 13:50, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Small Wikipedias[edit]

I want to know one thing: Is it good that there are botopedically added articles mostly on smaller wikipedias (for example thousand metro stations on Imo. wikipedia) in order to enlarge them artifically? It could worse the name of the entire project. What do you think? --Aktron 15:46, 2 March 2007 (UTC)