Commons:Graphics village pump/November 2010

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File:Freedom of Panorama World Map.svg[edit]

Is anyone willing to create a FOP map of the world similar to File:Freedom of Panorama in Europe.svg? This would be usefull for COM:FOP. -- 78.55.204.132 08:06, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Probably more likely to happen if you assemble the list of underlying data in convenient form... AnonMoos (talk) 19:25, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Javascript on Wikipedia?[edit]

Is it possible to use some javascript on Wikipedia? I want to make a map similar to this one. Citypeek (talk) 04:56, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Uploaded files/thumbs not appearing[edit]

Just recently, files I have uploaded have had problems displaying in WikiSpecies and there have been slow or nul loadings of thumbnails and reduced images here also. The full high-res images are always accessible. These problems are all in Category:Poritia and particularly with File:Poritia hewitsoni hewitsoniMFUpUnAC1.jpg. Would be grateful for Admin help here. ACCassidy (talk) 17:58, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

It's a technical problem, that lasts now for more than 36 hours and has occured several times in the last months. It is a sign for complete incompetence of the (technical, paid) Sysadmins in Florida... Uwe Dedering (talk) 21:08, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the info Uwe. Anyone in Florida care to respond?ACCassidy (talk) 21:47, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

I've been having exactly the same problem - I don't think it's related to the category though, since an example of one of my uploads is File:Jenny_Jones.jpg - I've optimised the file and made sure progressive encoding is not enabled, but thumbnails are not being generated. Tanoshimi (talk) 17:28, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

AFAIK, the NFS server holding the thumbnail images has been overloaded, causing filesystem operations to time out and producing all sorts of errors. I don't know if this is ultimately due to misconfiguration, a software bug, or simply a sign that we need more/faster servers. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 17:56, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
Is this happeneing to svg's more seriously than to other types? Or is it just my impression? Svg flags and maps are taking their time loading in infoboxes lately, and often some of them just give up and you see only the alt text. Hoverfish (talk) 19:00, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
I only send JPG and it was happening to me until yesterday, with both other senders' old and my new pictures. I assumed it was a temporary overload and continued to march. Jim.henderson (talk) 21:22, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

File:Azglahal web 2.0.svg[edit]

Anyone able to help this user? File talk:Azglahal web 2.0.svg -- Common Good (talk) 20:53, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Javascript on Wikipedia?[edit]

Is it possible to use javascript on a Wikipedia page? I would like to make a map like this one. Citypeek (talk) 05:00, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Not directly, but there are image annotations and other "gadgets" which users can choose to install or not to install by going to their preferences... AnonMoos (talk) 15:53, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
Wish it was possible to draw protovis graphics in articles. http://vis.stanford.edu/protovis/ex/ Emok (talk) 01:35, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
I think the difficult would be to make it secure. For example, although you can add a script like this to your user scripts and affect only what you see in the page,
$.getScript('http://vis.stanford.edu/protovis/protovis-r3.2.js', function() {
 
//Copied from http://vis.stanford.edu/protovis/
var vis = new pv.Panel()
    .width(150)
    .height(150);
 
vis.add(pv.Rule)
    .data(pv.range(0, 2, .5))
    .bottom(function(d) d * 80 + .5)
  .add(pv.Label);
 
vis.add(pv.Bar)
    .data([1, 1.2, 1.7, 1.5, .7])
    .width(20)
    .height(function(d) d * 80)
    .bottom(0)
    .left(function() this.index * 25 + 25)
  .anchor("bottom").add(pv.Label);
vis.render();
//End of copy
jsMsg('The example should be visible somewhere in the page.')
});
If that code were in a normal wikipage, someone could insert malicious js code which would be loaded by everyone. Maybe these codes could be in a specific namespace, whose pages were protected by default (like "MediaWiki:"), so that only admins could edit the javascripts. But I don't know if this would be a good way to use those graphics. Any other ideas? Helder 15:36, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
Agree the library needs to be protected for security. Then users could upload their graphics code to commons as a separate file, like any other graphic. But I have no idea how/where to propose the idea. Something like this would make it much easier for users to edit and update graphics without needing to use an external application like Inkscape. It should also result in a more uniform aesthetic, unlike the hodgepodge that exists right now. Emok (talk) 18:10, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Introducing SVG Check[edit]

For those of you that didn't catch my announcement on the main village pump a couple of weeks back, I urge you to take a look at Commons:SVG Check. You can leave any comments on the talk page, and I shall endeavour to fix them. Also, your suggestions for which errors can be easily caught and how best to fix them are appreciated: the current debugging code is available at the top of [1], and you can see that the list is not too long at the moment, so I need your help! :) Thanks, Jarry1250 (talk) 12:27, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

Didn't know about this page. Thank you for pointing it out. I have bookmarked it. Citypeek (talk) 05:56, 15 November 2010 (UTC)