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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.

toomasb (Wikimedia Estonia) glamwiki access[edit]

I request access to the glamwiki toolset for the purposes of the schooling in Helsinki.

GWToolset access[edit]

I am Leena Sipponen, curator at The Finnish Museum of Photography. I would like to have an access to the GWToolset in order to upload museum's images into Wikimedia Commons.

GW-Toolset access[edit]

We are the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland (SLS), a scholarly organisation that preserves, develops and mediates the Swedish cultural heritage in Finland.

We would like an account to upload archival photographs.

Request for GWtoolset access[edit]

Hi, I'm Pirje Mykkänen from Finnish National Gallery and attending a workshop in GLAM in Helsinki. I'm looking for GLAMwikitoolset for our future uploads. There will be several users uploading material from our archives. Pirje Mykkänen, photographer, Finnish National Gallery

New GT-Toolset request[edit]

We are the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland (SLS), a scholarly organisation that preserves, develops and mediates the Swedish cultural heritage in Finland.

We would like an account to upload archival photographs. Forget our resent request please.


Plese add otrs flag to my bot i plan a clean up run (defacto i can also whiteliste it self in abf, but it is a bad hack). --Steinsplitter (talk) 20:01, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

@Steinsplitter: This is now ✓ done. Please let us know when the task is over so we can remove the flag from the bot; thanks! odder (talk) 21:16, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, If it is okay i like to keep it for a bit (like Faebot and JarektBot). --Steinsplitter (talk) 06:45, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: You wrote that you want the flag to do a clean up, and now you're saying you want to keep it long-term… Please don't do that again. odder (talk) 14:24, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
LOL russavia (talk) 14:40, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Not a one time cleanup... Because of your reply i do nothing now. No appreciation of my work here :(. --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:38, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Already intimidated by odder's stern response? ;-) --Dschwen (talk) 20:30, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

New userpage for the User:Doncsecz[edit]

Hello! I'am User:Doncsecz and has long been lost the password of my userpage. I would like therefore a new userpage DoncseczII. I do not want an Sockpuppet-incident! – this is my notice. 10:53, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Now this is my new userpage. Dear Wiki, this is not sock-puppet, please take this into consideration! DoncseczII (talk) 11:10, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
@DoncseczII: Have you tried to use Special:PasswordReset? Cheers, Alan (talk) 11:27, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

One problem: the old User:Doncsecz does not have email. DoncseczII (talk) 12:20, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

I have blocked the old account for now (since tehre is no legitimate use for it), and placed messages on both user pages. --Dschwen (talk) 14:56, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
I removed old account's autopatrol and grated to new account. — revi^ 15:43, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your help and understanding! DoncseczII (talk) 15:52, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Resigning as a Administrator[edit]

I'm resigning my Administrator rights (privileges), after eight years (five years as an Admin) as a Commons contributor, I no longer have the motivation that I once had. After some soul searching, have felt that it was time for me to move on and take a break from the project (for how long, I don't know).

If I do return and want my privileges (I just think it's wrong to call them rights) back, I would follow the COM:RfA process due to the view the community had back in 2013. Life has become rather complicated and I'll be moving on to other things which gives me the motivation though the passion, positive and collaborative atmosphere, which is something that Commons has lost over the past few years. Also remove the OTRS flag, as I'll be also resigning from OTRS. Bidgee (talk) 04:47, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for all your hard work! I filed a request on meta. Regards --Steinsplitter (talk) 05:50, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
Bidgee: Thanks for your hard work. It is sad to hear you feel Commons has lost the positive and collaborative atmosphere it previously had. I have had the same feeling from time to time and had my wikibreaks accordingly. For me, I actually think Commons has become a nicer place again recently. Take care with your other endevours. -- Slaunger (talk) 08:46, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks also for your mass of Australian content. I hope you can continue the stream whenever your interest picks up again. --99of9 (talk) 09:25, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
As a fellow Australian (and admirer of your work), sorry to see you go. Orderinchaos (talk) 13:11, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
Hope you will be back soon, in full rhythm. Jee 14:55, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
Always sad to see another Australian contributor go. I have handled the OTRS side of things (except for the Commons OTRS flag, which will still need to be removed by someone else). Thanks for everything Bidgee, and best of luck, Daniel (talk) 20:51, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for everything, Bidgee, and hope to see you back soon. Trijnsteltalk 14:41, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Change in renaming process[edit]

I have noticed that local bureaucrats are no longer able to rename users. I changed the page a bit, feel free to change the page or revert. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:26, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I had a mental note to do the same. --99of9 (talk) 23:35, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
I did acquire the global rename bit. Waiting for an opportunity to give it a go. --Dschwen (talk) 03:39, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

GWToolset key[edit]

Hi, I would like a GWToolset key for uploading maps. The first batch will be 31 files (90-190MB) from Oslo, called Christiania on these maps, supplied by Oslo byarkiv. Jeblad (talk) 09:11, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Tried to upload a few of the maps, but it seems like Commons can't digest even some of the smaller ones. This one (map tile) keeps crashing during thumbnailing. This one is 39.01 MB, while other is much larger so I guess this problem must be figured out first. Jeblad (talk) 18:40, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Please see Commons:Maximum file size. Perphaps converting to PNG is an option? --99of9 (talk) 00:56, 17 September 2014 (UTC)