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I have made tentative steps with an experimental script that uploads the results of 'regression test' runs on a program i've been participating in, called OpenSCAD.

You can see the results here:

Clicking on a 'report' will give the results from the test. Some of these can have dozens of images attached to the report.

I have been hesitant to widely advertise the usability of this 'upload test' feature in the program. To use it, you have to manually compile the test suite, then manually download and install a miniature wiki-API python script from sourceforge, and then re-run a special script in 'upload' mode.

My question is this:

Am i breaking Wikia? Am I violating the spirit of it's purpose? I don't want to cause any trouble for Wikia or it's users. I didn't find anything specifically prohibiting such a usage in the various Wikia documents, but I am wondering if this is something that Wikia ever anticipated might be a use case?

Am i using up too much disk space? Is there a way to 'delete' old files through the API and have them really deleted, without using disk space? Is there anything else I should be aware of?

Should I abandon this idea completely?

Thank you.

-Don B

You can't really break Wikia - well, you can, but if I told you how, I'd have to kill you. Based on Special:Statistics, you haven't really used up much more space than the average active wiki, and you have a significantly lower edit count. All in all, no, you have very little impact on Wikia's servers.  Monchoman45  Talk  Contribs  Skystone  01:40,3/1/2012 

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