|This user account is a bot operated by LarryGilbert (talk).|
It is not a sock puppet but rather a legitimate alternative account, used to make repetitive automated or semi-automated edits that would be extremely tedious to do manually.
Administrators: if this bot is malfunctioning or causing harm, please block it.
The bot does not run autonomously. It is started and stopped manually, and it is given specific targets. During its runs, Larry will make an effort to be available on IRC #wikisource (nick: discHead) in case something goes seriously awry.
Originally, Schlep was used to run djvutext.py to fill in pages in Index:Dramatic Moments in American Diplomacy (1918).djvu with already-OCR'd text extracted from the corresponding DjVu file. The script was modified to avoid clobbering text already existing on the wiki (hopefully this feature will be incorporated into the main distribution someday). See the original discussion at the Scriptorium.