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This is a place where users can communicate with bureaucrats, or bureaucrats with one another. Please refer to the links above for specific bureaucrat requests.

GWToolset rights[edit]

Please grant me rights to use the GWToolset. InfocollectieAM (talk) 12:50, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

You need to add more information to your userpage before I add you to that user group, please. Please include at least the name of the person operating the account, and the collection(s) you are going to upload. Thank you! odder (talk) 12:54, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
I've included the name. InfocollectieAM (talk) 13:17, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
@InfocollectieAM: Thank you! The request is now ✓ fulfilled. Good luck with your project, and thank you for your contributions to Commons! odder (talk) 13:21, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Could you pls give me access rights to the GWtoolset as well. I'm in the same workshop as the Rijksmuseu, Beeld en Geluid and ter-burg. Thanks! - --OlafJanssen (talk) 14:01, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

@OlafJanssen: This is now ✓ Done. Thank you for volunteering, and good luck with your work! odder (talk) 14:08, 28 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks user:odder! I appreciate that

I have another request for access right to the GWtoolset. I was at the same workshop and we discussed using personal-accounts vs. institution-accounts. So far I have been using my personal account (user:85jesse) for uploads, but since I will in time hand over some of my activities to colleagues I would rather start using this (user:Openbeelden)) instead. Could you grant rights to this account as well? Thanks. Openbeelden (talk) 09:05, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

@Openbeelden: Sure. This is now ✓ Done. Good luck with your work, and thank you for your contributions to Commons! odder (talk) 09:14, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
@odder: much appreciated! Openbeelden (talk) 09:25, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

please grant access to GLAMwiki Toolset. will email odder name. thanks. Slowking4Farmbrough's revenge 18:14, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

For future reference, this request aims to support the GLAM cooperation of Wikimedia DC, as Slowking4 volunteers with that organization. @ Slowking4: You are now a member of the gwtoolset user group. Thank you for your work so far, and good luck with your projects in the future. odder (talk) 20:28, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Could you please grant me rights to use GLAMwiki Toolset? I would like to test this as I have several photos of inscriptions of the EAGLE Europeana project to upload. Pietromarialiuzzo (talk) 08:42, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

@Pietromarialiuzzo: GWToolset tests can be performed on the Beta cluster. If you'd like to test the tool there, I believe that @Steinsplitter holds bureaucrat privileges there and can grant you the necessary user rights on that wiki. After your test is finished, please come back here and file your request again. Thanks! odder (talk) 11:49, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Pretty please can I get GW-toolset user rights? I have previously used my own python scripts to upload. Profoss (talk) 14:47, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

@Profoss: Can you shortly describe the project for which you are planning to use GWToolset? If you want to use it for Nasjonalbiblioteket-bot, then perhaps we can add the bot to the gwtoolset user group instead? Thanks, odder (talk) 20:42, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

I would like to have GWToolset rights as I'm cooperating with a bunch of GLAMs in Sweden that are interested in contributing material using GWToolset. Thanks in advance. /Axel Pettersson (WMSE) (talk) 13:44, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

@Axel Pettersson (WMSE): This is now ✓ Done. odder (talk) 10:45, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

We got a donation of about 40.000 sealing stamps from Therefore we would like to use the tool. Can i please get the rights for it? Regards --Nicolas Rück (WMDE) (talk) 14:13, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi odder, we'd like to use the tool soon. So would be great if i could get the right for my work account soon. --Nicolas Rück (WMDE) (talk) 09:48, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
@Nicolas Rück (WMDE): Sorry about the delay. You are now member of the gwtoolset user group. Good luck with your upload project, and thank you for your contributions to Commons. odder (talk) 11:44, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much. --Nicolas Rück (WMDE) (talk) 12:51, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Could I be granted the GWToolset right for my work account. Preparing a test batch for the National Library of Sweden and would rather not do that from my private account (and granting myself the right doesn't seem kosher). /André Costa (WMSE) (talk) 09:40, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

@André Costa (WMSE): This is now ✓ Done. odder (talk) 19:31, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! /André Costa (WMSE) (talk) 09:13, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

I'd like GWToolset in order to upload from various sites and repair some damage made by others more easily. Thanks! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 03:16, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

@Hedwig in Washington: GWToolset can only be used to perform mass uploads of content that has at least some XLM metadata (see help page). It cannot be used to repair anything that might have been done by other users—what kind of damage are we talking about, precisely? odder (talk) 11:52, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Two examples:
Uploads: There are several GLAMs where I could gather files and upload them. I like being an admin here, but uploading media is better than deleting. :) I might be able to jump start the WA-State project, as there's no coordination so far. UW Seattle has a nice online collection I'd love to share on Commons. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 18:01, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
With regard to the 'damage' examples, I suggest keep on plugging the idea with all mass uploaders that our best practice for large uploads (like more than 5,000 images) is to set up a project page at COM:BATCH where other volunteers can raise questions both before and after the mass upload. If something has gone wrong, there is then an obvious place to go and discuss corrections, even if the mass uploader is not about. Secondly, if making corrections is complicated or annoying, don't rush to do it, raise a request with the uploader and give them time to get around to it, they never intended to introduce problems. My talk page has several rather good suggested improvements to the HABS uploads which I remain grateful that other volunteers have taken the time to raise, and when you are dealing with more than 100,000 images there are always going to be improvements, corrections and some on-going maintenance to discuss. -- (talk) 10:48, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
True that. Thanks Fae. Sure, where peeps work, mistakes happen. Even our bots don't always obey. :-) I really would like to try to upload some more images. To get started I'll try to hookup with an experienced GLAMmer and get my feet wet and help out. After that I'd really want to get the University of Seattle Photo Collection rolling towards Commons. If approved, may I bother you for a little advice? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 11:48, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Surely, if you are working on a grand upload idea, there is no harm in openly drafting out the COM:BATCH project page early as a reference to discuss with your GLAM/Uni contacts as well as volunteers here. Don't forget you can play around with the tool and test out an early batch to discuss on the beta cluster, without having to worry about rights on production or the risk of making a mess to clean up. -- (talk) 12:00, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Much appreciated! Let's see what the bureaucrats say abd I'll go from there. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 10:42, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Translation administrators & GW Toolset users[edit]

I found here to ask here the rights. I am a longtime Commonist and I operate within Wikimedia CH in the organization of several photo events. I need mainly the translation administrative rights to manage some pages like Commons:Wikimedia_CH. May you help me? --Ilario (talk) 12:47, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Please read the Documentation firs. This is NOT OKAY and you can't mark it for translation. I suggest non granting TA right to this user, he don't know how the system works. --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:11, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Honestly I started to work in the page but it was impossible to continue so I stopped until the possibility to manage it. I didn't suppose being evaluated by my few edits here (if I had supposed to be valued for my skills, I would do a more valuable test to show my skills) but for my 9 years of edits in every projects (including the translations in Meta). I reverted back my modifications keeping only the corrections i tried to correct cause the replication of the variables (another one is here). The page has some mistakes since 2013 and I trying to help at least to have an updated page. Regards. --Ilario (talk) 23:40, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Impossible to continue? This is not true. Please read the documentation on mw. Feel free to ping me if you need a page marked for translation. Thank you. --Steinsplitter (talk) 07:09, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
I support this demand. Ilario is a trusted user, and translation right is not a weapon of mass destruction...
@Steinsplitter: Please try to stay mellow with other contributors.
Pleclown (talk) 08:50, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Strong oppose. @Pleclown: The user don't know how to use it. There is no need to grant this right to this user. TA is verry powerful and you can break a lot. --Steinsplitter (talk) 08:57, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Firstly, he can learn, like anybody else. Do you always do things right the first time ? I don't, but I learn from my errors.
Secondly, regarding the need, isn't the user the best judge of that ? Ilario is working in a multilingual organisation (there are 4 national languages in Switzerland + English as lingua franca of Commons and the chapter), he will have to work in a "translated world". It will be easier for everybody if he can do the work by himself.
Thirdly, this is a wiki. You can break things, yes, but there also are methods to get things back quicly (reverts, revoke, etc.)
To the bureaucrats: I advocate for a liberal acces-to-rights grant. There are several bottlenecks in the community, and we should keep the wiki way, by liberalizing those rights. Is it a trusted user ? Will he use the right ? Yes and yes ? Give him the right. We can always take it back later if he misuse it or doesn't need it anymore.
Pleclown (talk) 12:37, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
You can break a lot and you can't simple rollback it. Pleclown, we grant this right to users because they are familiar with the tool and not because they are trusted WMCH member or something else. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:40, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: Ilario is well respected for good reasons, beyond chapter affiliations. If he is not familiar enough with the tools to be granted this right at the moment, perhaps you could suggest how he can demonstrate a better understanding in the near future? I am not familiar with TA myself, so I have no idea if, for example, one could experiment on the beta cluster first and demonstrate you know what you are doing before getting the right granted in production. -- (talk) 13:27, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
The user should tag first some pages for translation, if tagging is okay the right should be granted (imho). --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:04, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Could you please grant me rights to use GLAMwiki Toolset?[edit]

I'm interested in using the GLAMwiki Toolset for our future uploads to Wikimedia Commons. So far has we've uploaded the following images: Images from The Royal Armoury, Skokloster Castle and the Hallwyl Museum . Please grant me rights to use the Toolset.