Commons:Requests for rights/Approved/Filemover/2013

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Nick Number[edit]

As a member of the Wikipedia Typo Team, I end up finding links to a lot of misspelled image files during my periodic sweeps. So far I've requested over 200 justified renames, all to fix spelling errors. It would save time if I could just complete the moves myself. I realize I don't have 1,000 edits on Commons, but I did just hit 70,000 on Wikipedia, if that counts for anything. Thank you. Nick Number (talk) 21:06, 5 January 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done. Trustworthy user, numerous valid renames for corrections of spelling. INeverCry 21:50, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Boo-Boo Baroo[edit]

I edit many file pages in the arts, including new uploads from the Google Art Project, and it would be useful to correct errors in filenames (typos, inconsistencies among new files) rather than leaving a template for someone else to do it. I have read the policy page. I have added the rename template to files with no "move denials" from others. Thank you. Boo-Boo Baroo (talk) 17:33, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 18:01, 7 January 2013 (UTC)


Saluts. I know I have only 500 edits on Commons and this would become a shortcoming, but I'd like to request this right (which I already hold on en-wiki since June 2012) because I understand the renaming guideline and I have encountered an amazing quantity of files under my area of work here (venezuelan topics) that need to be renamed. I have been using the rename request method for some time now, and almost all my requests have been accepted and performed. Thank you. — ΛΧΣ21 21:09, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 21:36, 20 January 2013 (UTC)


Change meaningless bio-names into binomial scientific names Thank you. Wilfredor (talk) 14:37, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done --Didym (talk) 14:50, 26 January 2013 (UTC)
Français : Merci
--Wilfredor (talk) 21:32, 27 January 2013 (UTC)


Recently, I regularly upload many files and sometimes I make mistakes and typos in the file names and this is better if I'll fix them myself than ask an administrator or another filemover. I can also to help other Russian-speaking users who need help here. Thank you. --sasha (krassotkin) 12:07, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 19:06, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Thank you! --sasha (krassotkin) 20:08, 27 January 2013 (UTC)


I often encourage on social networks new editors to upload images to Wikimedia Commons, however they most of the time using inappropriate names. I'd like to have the opportunity to rename these files without needs of asking local sysops or other users. It will save time of most of us Thank you. Chmee2 (talk) 10:51, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done--Morning (talk) 13:47, 10 February 2013 (UTC)


The filemover right would be useful to fix my own uploads, or fix those of an OTRS customer. I have OTRS permissions access and over 1050 edits here on Commons, and hold sysop at en.wikipedia, wikidata, and en.wikivoyage. For full transparency I applied for filemover a year ago: Commons:Requests for rights/Denied/Filemover/2012#Rschen7754. --Rschen7754 11:58, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

✓ Done--Morning (talk) 12:20, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
Thank you! --Rschen7754 20:19, 16 February 2013 (UTC)


I've 1.418 Edit and moved nearly 200 pictures from the German wiki to commons, and often it necessary to move pictures again, and exonerating the adminstrators. Thank you. Pitlane02 talk 14:08, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done--Morning (talk) 09:54, 20 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks --Pitlane02 talk 17:27, 20 February 2013 (UTC)


Hi everybody. I know I have almost 1300 edits on Commons and this would become a shortcoming, but I'd like to request this right (which I was mzn.wp Administrator) because I understand the renaming guideline and I have encountered an amazing quantity of files under my area of work here (Iranianan topics) that need to be renamed. I have been using the rename request method for some time now, and almost all my requests have been accepted and performed. Thank you. MehdiTalk 16:24, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 18:12, 1 March 2013 (UTC)


Up to now I made a lot of useful contribs to Commons (90 QIs, 9 FPs). Currently I have nearly 2000 edits. I often see files that need renaming (also own files with typos in filename. I am familar with the renaming guideline and hope that the right will be granted. Thank you. Tuxyso (talk) 21:32, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 21:38, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the ultra fast reaction. --Tuxyso (talk) 21:52, 3 March 2013 (UTC)


Patrolling I usually see inappropriate and/or incorrect filenames. I request Filemover permission to address these issues "on the fly" and get on with the task. I know COM:RENAME policy. Thanks. Alan Lorenzo (talk) 03:26, 5 March 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done--Morning (talk) 04:01, 5 March 2013 (UTC)


My virtually only concern are BSicons, and I've made 110+ renaming requests during the last two months. Stemming from the discussions at Talk:BSicon/Colors, a far greater number of files will have to be moved shortly (mostly falling under criterion 6), which would disrupt templates across several Wikipedias unless performed cohesively. Thank you. YLSS (talk) 09:14, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done King of ♠ 09:24, 6 March 2013 (UTC)


Would have this flag for renaming bad named files moved from German Wikipedia. I am an admin there since nearly 3 years. Of course, I have understood COM:RENAME. --Wikijunkie (talk) 14:57, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done--Morning (talk) 16:01, 7 March 2013 (UTC)


I would be able to move photos that are accidentially named incorrectly or have typos. Thank you. Dough4872 23:38, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. Dough4872 17:42, 11 March 2013 (UTC)


I would like to contribute to Commons by being able to move images that are accidentally misnamed or have typos, poorly named, or require corrections to more accurately reflect the content of the file. I have read and understood COM:RENAME. Thank you. Godot13 (talk) 01:03, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 01:53, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. --Godot13 (talk) 20:40, 13 March 2013 (UTC)


There are a large number of files in the sub-categories of Tunisia are generic names or descriptions are in Arabic and to change I must have this possibility. Thank you. — Habib M'HENNI [Message] 19:35, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done--Morning (talk) 06:07, 21 March 2013 (UTC)


There are many flags that are only waiting to be renamed; I think to have a sufficient understanding of the Renaming Guidelines. Thank you. Ricordisamoa 07:34, 22 March 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done--Morning (talk) 08:13, 22 March 2013 (UTC)
"autopatrolled"?!? --Ricordisamoa 08:15, 22 March 2013 (UTC)
Filemovers are trustworthy enough to have their edits eutopatrolled, which reduces workload for patroller. Thanks--Morning (talk) 08:18, 22 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! --Ricordisamoa 08:19, 22 March 2013 (UTC)


I've used Template:Rename to request the renaming files in the past, and I'm familiar with Commons:File_renaming. I'm a Commons contributor in good standing, and I've been entrusted with the "autopatrol" bit. I haven't been the center of any major issue for several months, and I don't want to cause any issues. The disputes that I was involved in the past didn't involve renaming files. I would like to start by fixing a bunch of misspellings (Completed by Fæ). I would like to help out with Category:Media_requiring_renaming. Disclosure: I was banned from enwiki last summer, but I hope to return to enwiki as a positive contributor with ArbCom's approval this upcoming summer. I don't believe that my ban from enwiki will substantially impair my ability to rename files, just as Russavia's ban from enwiki didn't significantly impair his ability to be a sysop here. Thank you in advance for your consideration. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 14:32, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 18:16, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 20:07, 27 March 2013 (UTC)


Useful flag - i would use the flag for renaming bad named German heraldry files. I also have understood COM:RENAME. Thanks in advance. maxxl2 Kölner sprinter farbig.svg  - talk 16:13, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose your rift with other users such as in this case suggests more such rows and conflicts in future, if this right is conferred. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 16:55, 7 March 2013 (UTC).
As you will have realized to, this was in a longtime activity my first and only conflict with a user. I am quite sure that i dont suit as an advocat of third parties and concentrate on my own business. --maxxl2 - talk 20:53, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
"I am quite sure that i dont suit as an advocat of third parties and concentrate on my own business." - is again a personal attack on me - you're presuming me to be an advocate of Fry1989 and not concentrating on my business. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 05:29, 14 March 2013 (UTC).
As in the first instance there is a severe problem of language. I didnt intend to attack Fry but it was understood as an attack because i had to write my questions in English to be understood. Now you are understanding my words as to refer to your actions in this case. My real reference was to me advocating Katepanomegas rights. Again: I am not interested in personal rows but hope to help and improve commons even with my limited lingual capacities. maxxl2 - talk 07:38, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

1. I doubt whether this case represents "a severe problem of language".

2. Also, how "I am quite sure that i dont suit as an advocat of third parties and concentrate on my own business" statement relates not to a personal attack on Hindustanilanguage but on you "advocating Katepanomegas rights" is something which you ought to explain. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 06:31, 15 March 2013‎ (UTC)

✓ Done. I'm going to assume good faith with this request and give maxxl2 a shot as a filemover. INeverCry 18:36, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Well, it seems to have been about an hour and a bit and already he is back to having an outright brawl with another user. I can't see any bright future for an editor with such a demonstrated lack of self-control as continues his name-calling. Penyulap 20:15, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

I didnt start the brawl. But if it is a requirement for beeing a filemover to stand accusations like "you are a liar and vandal" without reaction, this is a sad and dark future and not a lack of self-control but self-defence if noone else intervenes. I kept quiet for weeks and withstand several instances before. But today it is enough. With a good portion of assertiveness at an age of 70 i dont accept these name-callings anymore. --maxxl2 - talk 20:31, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
I'm doubtful you'll be the one mature enough to stop it, and when you're getting in your fair share dishing it up, claiming you don't accept it seems rather dubious. Penyulap 20:45, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
Es tut mir leid, aber meine begrenzten Englischkenntnisse reichen jetzt nicht mehr aus, den Sinn in deinem letzten Satz zu erkennen. Selbst das Ergebnis des Google-Translator ergibt keinen Sinn. Ich bitte dich, mir deinen Gedanken mit anderen, einfachen Worten zu erklären. --maxxl2 - talk 20:58, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
Google-translation:I'm sorry, but my limited knowledge of English is no longer enough now to recognize the sense in your last sentence. Even the results of the Google Translator does not make sense. I beg you to tell me your thoughts with other simple words. --maxxl2 - talk 21:27, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
Wah!, maaf Gan, saya tak bisa berbicara bahasa Inggris baik. Kamu harus bisa mengontrol dirimu dan berhenti bersifat kekanakan dan bermain-main dengan hal serius, saya tahu, masala nanti. Penyulap 21:05, 2 April 2013 (UTC)


I've come across files numerous times when using Commons that would benefit from a rename to clarify their content, correct meaningless names, correct errors, etc., but haven't been able to improve them without this permission. I'm a file mover on English Wikipedia, and have carefully read all of the guidelines for file moving on Commons at Commons:File renaming. Thank you for your consideration. Northamerica1000 (talk) 18:25, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done. Érico Wouters msg 18:55, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, it is appreciated. Northamerica1000 (talk) 21:28, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

Andrew Gray[edit]

I've been working a lot with categorising & cleaning up two recent bulk uploads and have been coming across a lot of files that need renaming (usually generic names or errors in the metadata). I've submitted several of these for renaming (all approved), but it would save effort for all concerned if I was able to put these through myself. I am familiar with the file moving guidelines. Thanks, Andrew Gray (talk) 12:50, 31 March 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done --Didym (talk) 12:58, 31 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! Andrew Gray (talk) 13:04, 31 March 2013 (UTC)


I upload files often, and from time to time I need renaming them for different reasons (mistakes, completing the names or changing irrelevant names [when I forget to name them]). It can be tedious to request the file moving and I think that my file uploads and work in the Commons should be enough to justify to request the rights.--GDuwenTell me! 17:56, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done. Érico Wouters msg 00:53, 7 April 2013 (UTC)


I have uploaded a number of files which sometimes are misspelled or do not fit logically in a number of other files that belong together. I think it would be much faster for both the commons admins and me if I were able to correct those errors and maybe similar errors of otthers. Thank you. muns (talk) 00:04, 7 April 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done. Érico Wouters msg 00:53, 7 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! --muns (talk) 21:50, 10 April 2013 (UTC)


I have uploaded more than 3.000 files now. Sometimes I must request for renaming files. I think its time now, to do it by myself. Thank you. Juergenk59 (talk) 09:08, 8 April 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 08:35, 8 April 2013 (UTC)


I've been an (implicit) file mover for years and I'd like to retain such a right Thank you. Ecemaml talk to me/habla conmigo 23:26, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done --Didym (talk) 23:46, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Saga City[edit]

Mainly working through the 'Geograph' image imports. Occasionally find misspellings that need fixing. Thank you. S a g a C i t y (talk) 11:12, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done--Morning (talk) 12:15, 15 April 2013 (UTC)


Currently admin on Wikivoyage, was admin on Wikivoyage:Shared during recent migration to WMF, and did a lot of janitorial work on the files later transferred to Commons. I don't work here enough and don't know the Commons well enough to want to be admin here. File moving is the function I miss. Thank you. · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 11:28, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done--Morning (talk) 12:15, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, That was quick! · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 12:27, 15 April 2013 (UTC)


All my uploads. I have autopatrolled status. --Kolega2357 (talk) 07:17, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

✓ Done. —Mono 22:14, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Thank you very much. --Kolega2357 (talk) 22:16, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Josef Moser[edit]

I've uploaded pictures since 2007 and don't want to annoy others correcting my own typos in the filenames and will try to fix some others Thank you. Josef Moser (talk) 17:36, 16 April 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 18:47, 16 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks!--Josef Moser (talk) 19:02, 16 April 2013 (UTC)


I am an active OTRS agent, and often deal with permissions for an image that is poorly named. Up until now, I have submitted rename requests, but it would be easier if I could make the change myself. Thank you. Sphilbrick (talk) 16:31, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done--Steinsplitter (talk) 16:36, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

Huhu Uet[edit]

I've uploaded pictures since 2008, and don't want to annoy others correcting my own typos in the filenames and will try to fix some others Thank you.Huhu Uet (talk) 21:10, 28 April 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done--Steinsplitter (talk) 19:23, 28 April 2013 (UTC)


I have uploaded about 8-900 pictures and grafics most of them chemical formulars. Because of the difference of german (my mother tongue and english because the e like in ethylacetate it was glade to move my (and others) incorrect filenames to the correct one. Further moving filenames like PIC1234.jpg. Thank you. Codc (talk) 22:41, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done --Didym (talk) 22:44, 29 April 2013 (UTC)


I come across files with badly chosen stub filenames now and then or find groups of files which could need file name harmonization. However it's cumbersome to fill in the {{rename}} template every time, explain why and how the renaming is favorable in the current context and finally wait for someone to do the actual renaming. Especially if the file is used on one or two other pages it's very time-intensive to request renaming, wait for the renaming to be done and replace the files afterwards, instead of just being able to directly move the file and replace it on all pages immediately. Thank you. Patrick87 (talk) 02:09, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done Techman224Talk 04:13, 2 May 2013 (UTC)


I upload a lot of images from works at Wikisource; sometimes make a mistake in the file name (for consistency reasons in editing at Wikisource) and rather than burden an admin or file mover, I believe I am capable to handle it myself Thank you. Theornamentalist (talk) 22:30, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 22:52, 9 May 2013 (UTC)


I'd like to receive the filemover right, as I have to rename NYC-related images quite often. I do not yet have 1000 edits here, but I have already requested renaming many times: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, etc. I also have had a filemover status in, until I became an admin there. But I still keep renaming files, and the file renaming policy in is based on the local one. Thank you. Niklem (talk) 10:53, 17 May 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done rename carefully :) a×pdeHello! 11:17, 17 May 2013 (UTC)
Wow, that was fast. Thanks! --Niklem (talk) 11:21, 17 May 2013 (UTC)


✓ Done INeverCry 20:39, 19 May 2013 (UTC)


I am active quite everyday on commons, principaly by categorizing in paintings, illuminated manuscripts and architecture. I ask for renaming 1 or 2 times a week. I think I could do it myself now. Thank you. Mel22 (talk) 15:53, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done--Steinsplitter (talk) 16:01, 20 May 2013 (UTC)


Active in renaming files concerning Russia, Russian Imperial army and related topics. I believe it might save some trouble doing it on my own without bothering other file movers. I am mostly active on the French (and a bit Russian) Wikis. Thank you. Charlik (talk) 13:41, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment This user is very active in the request to rename files. --Alan (talk) 20:31, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done. Autopatrol added as well. INeverCry 21:53, 21 May 2013 (UTC)


Hi, I need the filemover rights specifically for renaming files with Romanian toponimics and words that contain ş and ţ diacritics. This kind of diacritics does not comply to Romanian Wikipedia diacritic standards that recommend using ș and ț respectively in articles. As a consequence of those recommendations, virtually every ş and ţ on rowiki pages are replaced by ș and ț, and this includes files inclusions. Now to be able to view, say, ro:File:Bucureşti - Constanţa.JPG in article ro:Magistrala CFR 800, a redirect ro:File:București - Constanța.JPG was created. My intention is to have the more the better images named with correct diacritics so that no redirect managing would be necessary. Besides that, I had proposed a couple of dozens of commons files for renaming and I recall all of my requests being approved. Thank you in advance. //  Gikü  said  done  Tuesday, 21 May 2013 22:04 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 00:16, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. Feels great :) //  Gikü  said  done  Wednesday, 22 May 2013 11:03 (UTC)


I'm intending to make some renaming in images in wikisource books (especially pl). They're usually named after page numbers and books they belonging, but it would be more accurate to give those images good names depending on what they're depicting. Thank you. Paelius discussion 13:29, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done. Please make sure to consult the renaming guideline before you start moving files. Thanks :) odder (talk) 13:13, 3 June 2013 (UTC)


I mainly work on Indian Geography related stuff. I believe it might save time doing it myself rather than disturbing other file movers. Thank you. Vensatry (Ping me) 18:49, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done--Steinsplitter (talk) 18:59, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for granting the access in no time. Vensatry (Ping me) 19:02, 1 June 2013 (UTC)


I do a lot of work on Commons, recategorising files, to bring the ships on Commons under own categories. I add as much as possible images of Dutch barges, as I am taking pictures when I am underway with my own barge. Unfortunately I make mistakes with adding the right descriptions in the filenames, most typo's. Want to have the possibility to correct my own mistakes. And it can be usefull to correct filenames when I investigated on a certain ship and find better information than given in the filename. Thank you. Stunteltje (talk) 22:10, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done --Didym (talk) 22:24, 4 June 2013 (UTC)


I mostly work in things related to monuments and public art (I also care about WLM and WLPA images), it would therefore be easier for me to correct mistakes. Thank you. Clemens 22:37, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done --Didym (talk) 22:41, 5 June 2013 (UTC)


I mainly work on ICT and software related stuff. I#m sure it will save time doing it myself rather than disturbing other file movers. Thank you. MainFrame (talk) 17:24, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done King of ♠ 02:16, 10 June 2013 (UTC)


I mainly work in the things related to aviations and animals. I do a lot of work on Commons, recategorising files and categories. I believe it might save time doing it myself rather than disturbing other file movers. Thank you.--777sms (talk) 06:21, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done I've made you autopatrolled as well. INeverCry 17:20, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

Florian Fuchs[edit]

I would like the permission to correct typing mistakes. Besides I would like to give files meaningful names. Thank you. Florian Fuchs (talk) 09:40, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done You haven't done many rename requests, but the ones you've done look ok. Make sure you're careful when renaming files. INeverCry 17:29, 16 June 2013 (UTC)


Hi!, I would like to have filemover rights in order to correct mistakes I find in misleading names (including ones performed by me and not to bother other users requesting the renaming) using the rationale of this guideline Thank you. Asqueladd (talk) 20:30, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done, and also autopatrolled. --Alan (talk) 20:55, 18 June 2013 (UTC)


I edit heavily in the hurricane project on Wikipedia, and one aspect of the project is the reanalysis of hurricane. The problem is for the last few years new storms had been added and renumbered so this leads to files having the wrong storm number. It's a hassle to ask other movers to do the job I could easily perform by myself. Thanks for your consideration. Supportstorm (talk) 15:36, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done --Alan (talk) 15:38, 19 June 2013 (UTC)


I would like to have the file mover right, so that I will be able to move files (especially those that I upload) in case there is any error in the names. Thank you. Zollernalb (talk) 11:21, 23 June 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done --Didym (talk) 12:30, 23 June 2013 (UTC)


Hi, I would like to apply for the file mover right. I edit the articles and files in the de:Kategorie:Wikipedia:Defekter Dateilink or new items or edit. And often I find files with misspellings. I would correct this Thank you. Knochen ﱢﻝﱢ‎  17:41, 25 June 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done. Alan (talk) 19:47, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Achim Raschka[edit]

Good morning - I would like to ha the filemover rights especially to do some work in the band/musicians categories but also in other areas -- Achim Raschka (talk) 05:22, 30 June 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 05:31, 30 June 2013 (UTC)


I have made a ton of rename requests in the past due to bot-imported U.S. military related files so this would eliminate the need for me to request a file rename. I have a firm grasp of COM:RENAME as well. Thank you. Cheers, Dainomite (talk) 18:28, 30 June 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done--Steinsplitter (talk) 18:42, 30 June 2013 (UTC)


I'm familiar with the guideline&used to be an admin around here Thank you. Finn Rindahl (talk) 22:10, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 23:10, 7 July 2013 (UTC)


I have about 3500 edits, most of which have been done in the last few months in sorting trams. During this time I've noticed many files with generic (tram in foo.jpg) or meaningless names, which I have started nominating for rename. The first few had their proposed names modified by User:Billinghurst but were otherwise accepted, I feel that I have a good grasp of COM:RENAME, and could usefully use the tool to both reduced the workload through not making requests, and help keeping a low number of files in Category:Media requiring renaming. (Please note that in my recent contribution a number of file suggestions come up as redlinks, I changed my requested names, not the filemover.) Thank you for your consideration. Liamdavies (talk) 16:20, 8 July 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 16:34, 8 July 2013 (UTC)


Per voy:Wikivoyage_talk:Banner_Expedition#Paintings.2FPrints, a lot of Wikivoyage banners have been uploaded here with bad filenames. We're planning to fix that, but that would require coordinated moves and renames on both wikis. I have quite a bit of experience here, and am an admin over there, so would like to assist in this file-moving project and the backlog of requested file moves on Commons. JamesA (talk) 14:08, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry (talk) 16:16, 11 July 2013 (UTC)


Hi! While my edit count doesn't reflect 1,000 edits yet, this will change rather quickly. As an OTRS agent, I review images and work with uploaders to identify and verify the copyright holder, assist the copyright holder in selecting the allowable license under which they desire to release their images, identify and resolve outstanding issues, create categories and sort files, and update files to reflect attribution, licensing, and authorization for use in accordance with policy. Uploaded images may need to be renamed following a request made by the uploader, to correct identification errors made during uploading, and/or in order to meet our file naming guidelines. Streamlining the process would minimize the likelihood of any broken global inbound links from local projects, if files are renamed sooner, rather than later. While I am certainly willing to wait until the threshold of 1,000 edits is met, it would improve the work flow to be able to rename images when updating files to reflect verified authorization for use. In essence, the ability move files on Commons would reflect an effective use of time and improved customer service with the global Wikipedia community, including uploaders, copyright holders, editing colleagues, readers, and individuals reusing content made available through an allowable license. Thank you. Cindamuse (talk) 16:54, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry (talk) 17:50, 11 July 2013 (UTC)


I dont quite yet have 1,000 edits, but I am sure I will get there soon, I do a fair bit of work creating shields for the Australian Roads Wikiproject on (as well as uploading photographs). I will happily, if granted File mover permission, perform file moves for others aswell (in line with Commons:File renaming). At, I have >5000 edits, reviewer and rollbacker permissions, and have never had any disciplinary action taken against me. Links to my rename requests are below. Thank you. -- Nbound (talk) 01:14, 13 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Note: User has ~635 edits at this time. —Mono 23:24, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
This is correct, I sincerely apologise if the wording had appeared to inflate that number. (actually ~685 live edits, but i assume ~635 was a minor reading error) -- Nbound (talk) 04:20, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Just a friendly reminder - This request has been here since the 13th - Even if Im denied, it would be nice to wrap it up Face-smile.svg -- Nbound (talk) 03:08, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
  • ✓ Assigned, even though they are under the 1000 contributions, from the work I've seen on English Wikipedia, I think that they can be trusted. Bidgee (talk) 04:18, 22 July 2013 (UTC)


for redirect somes files to the correct name, Thank you. — Mouh2jijel [Talk] 14:16, 19 July 2013 (UTC)
 Not done After looking through your editing history, I don't see any rename requests from you. Please use {{rename}} for now, until you've built up some experience with renaming files. I would suggest that you do 20 or more successful rename requests before asking for this right again. INeverCry 16:57, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
I asked more than 20 files to rename (eg:[1], [2])--— Mouh2jijel [Talk] 18:57, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
You didn't use edit summaries when making these requests. INeverCry 19:13, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
Thank's --— Mouh2jijel [Talk] 20:33, 27 July 2013 (UTC)
If you could post a list of some files you've done rename requests on, the filemover right can be granted to you. I would also suggest using edit summaries in future. INeverCry 07:17, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
I asked several files (more than 20 files), some examples: ([3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], [9], [10], [11], [12], [13], [14])--— Mouh2jijel [Talk] 11:11, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 16:54, 28 July 2013 (UTC)


✓ Done--Steinsplitter (talk) 19:19, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Lx 121[edit]

  • Lx 121 (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) (assign permissions) reason: i've been editing here for years & have tens of thousands of edits by now (much categorization), i haven't bothered with this right before & i don't intend to make file-moving my main occupation, but i need it for something now & it's a pain to have to fill out a template|ask & wait (especially as i currently need to resolve a filename conflict for a file needed @ wp/en). if granted, i'm willing to spend some time dealing with backlogged requests in this area}} Thank you. Lx 121 (talk) 11:55, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done If a filename in a local project conflicts with a filename at Commons, the file in the local project should be renamed. Renaming it at Commons would mean changing it in 500+ projects instead of just one.--Steinsplitter (talk) 15:25, 30 July 2013 (UTC)


I did two or three rename request right now but like to fullify other users rename requests per policies. Thank you! :) −ebraminiotalk 18:51, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done--Steinsplitter (talk) 19:23, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Incnis Mrsi[edit]

I am familiar with file renaming guidelines and have a considerable experience with files and their description pages. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 19:18, 3 August 2013 (UTC)


With this option, I won't need any more to bother admins for rename request. Thanx. sarang사랑 04:57, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done--Steinsplitter (talk) 07:38, 5 August 2013 (UTC)


I occasionally need to correct some stupid mistakes in the filenames of my uploads as well as run into some major spelling errors I'd like to fix without bothering admins. Thanks! Love, Kelvinsong talk 22:09, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 06:09, 11 August 2013 (UTC)


Hello, I often categorize files in "Media needing categories" mainly on aircraft and I see many identification mistakes in the file's titles that I cannot correct. So in order to do all the job, I request the rights to move files. Thank you. Duch.seb (talk) 08:03, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done--Steinsplitter (talk) 08:07, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Scott Martin[edit]

I've only got just shy of 600 edits to my name, but I have been around since 2007. In that time I've uploaded self-made photographs specifically taken for Commons and historic public domain images, retouched images that were already on Commons, categorized files, filed and participated in DRs, and made a dozen or so renaming requests, which were granted. I would hope that my understanding of Commons is deemed good enough to be granted the filemover right. Thank you. — Scott talk 18:51, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support Low edit count vs. admin on enwiki. The sauce bottle conflict was more a copyright hickup imho. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 20:49, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! Yeah, that upload was from a long time ago, before I was aware of "threshold of originality" necessities. I'm not sure I'd rate it as a "conflict" :)Scott talk 22:15, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 22:18, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
Sweet. Thanks very much. — Scott talk 12:24, 15 August 2013 (UTC)


In my Categorization motion i found that many files has meaningless titles it will be useful if you grant me the rights Perumalism Chat 16:00, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
IMHO you have to many deleted images due to copyvios. Just my 2 cents. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 19:09, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Commentyes i can explain i have done copyvios in my old username and i have learned lessons in the motion.but i can explain how image are deleted under my new name
File:Sony Xperia miro.jpg I uploaded the both images because they are available in flickr under creative common Attribution-ShareAlike license.
Seal of Maharashtra.png I just transferred these three files from Wikipedia
File:My tickets for the cricket at Lord's this summer.jpg my fault [15]ref Perumalism Chat 07:09, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
Just went through some of your edits from the last 30 days. I think you will do fine, just be careful. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 17:50, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done by Hedwig in Washington. +autopatroller --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:56, 21 August 2013 (UTC)


I have more than 1,000 edits in Commons and I'm autropatroller. I want to have this right for two reasons: First, to fix some mistakes in files I've uploaded; and second, because I'm organizer of Wiki Loves Monuments Chile and I need to rename to right monuments' names in the participating photos. Thank you. Warko (talk) 15:29, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done. Recuerda leer Commons:File renaming. Saludos. Alan (talk) 11:46, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Roberto Mura[edit]

I'm active in astronomical file categorization and a maker-uploader of astronomical maps, with 2000+ alive edits. Furthermore, I was active as OTRS member for almost 3 years. I would like to get this function mainly to fix some mistakes in files that I've uploaded so far and I'll upload in future, and also to fix meaningless filename in many astronomical pictures. Thank you. Roberto Segnali all'Indiano 13:11, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done--Steinsplitter (talk) 13:33, 29 August 2013 (UTC)


I am familiar with file renaming guidelines and have a considerable experience with files and their description pages. I have already requested renaming many times:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 etc. I think I could do it myself now. Thank you. Aftab1995 (talk) 18:00, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 18:23, 1 September 2013 (UTC)


Here is my second request. I withdrew the previous due to discussions on the Admns. noticeboard. The reasons for this request are the same as previously elaborated. Best--Никола Стоіаноски 09:36, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment User talk:MacedonianBoy#RfR --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:10, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
What's with that? I assume you solved the sock-puppetry. It's my responsibility to report.--Никола Стоіаноски 10:12, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
I go with a Symbol support vote.svg Support now. The sockpuppet clan is blocked. As long as you keep a leveled head on the issue of Rep. Mac vs FYROM I see no problem. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:25, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment The socking isn't solved. I blocked 2 new socks a few hours ago: Category:Sockpuppets of Makedonski Mak. This user is on a pretty active range with legit users, so I can't do an IP block. This means further socks are likely. INeverCry 01:54, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
Great :( I still think if you stay out edit wars there shouldn't be any problem. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:16, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
My concern would be that files aren't moved to new names that would cause or heighten political disagreements. INeverCry 04:00, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
One admin suggested uploading two files, one for Greece (FYROM) and one for the others (RoM). That will solve the problem. When "Vardarska" is concerned, there is no discussion there, that's an assault.--Никола Стоіаноски 13:37, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
Wasn't it me who suggested that? I'm not an admin. darkweasel94 18:40, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
I thought you are an admin :) --Никола Стоіаноски 11:05, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
And what happens? 3 days since my request, and no actions taken yet. Best--Никола Стоіаноски 10:22, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
BA candidate.svg Weak oppose not trusted imho. ('ll leave it to other admins to decide)--Steinsplitter (talk) 14:10, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
You want to say it's my fault the Greek user opened several sock-puppet accounts? Are you joking me? You grant to other users the rights after 5 minutes, and here you analyse my reports of sock-puppetry (I should have left the process of forumising the Commons). I don't know why I waste my time here. One admin suggested I request some rights, no I see I made huge mistake. --Никола Стоіаноски 14:38, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
Ooops, sorry. Your signature/accountname confused me. - ll leave it to other admins to decide--Steinsplitter (talk) 15:00, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
Damn Cyrillic :) --Никола Стоіаноски 15:07, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done, per AGF. The edit war is long over now and the sockpuppets are blocked. Please be careful with the tools though. Trijnsteltalk 19:35, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Almost all of the moves performed by this user aren't properly supported by rename criteria. Liamdavies (talk) 17:04, 9 September 2013 (UTC)
Yes they are. If you didn't mind to take a look on this template, you wouldn't waste your time commenting on my edits. --Никола Стоіаноски 17:10, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Schekinov Alexey Victorovich[edit]

I would like to be a file mover. I am planning to work with files related to Ru-Wikipedia and Russia (generally) and with some other cases. Thank you. --С уважением, sav 18:35, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Pictogram voting question.svg Question The statement on your talkpage, "Не хочу тут ничего ни с кем обсуждать!," meaning basically "I don't want to discuss anything with anybody," is concerning to me. What if someone asks you about a filemove you've done? INeverCry 21:39, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
Позвольте я отвечу на русском языке. После ряда событий Викисклад перестал меня интересовать как отдельный самостоятельный проект. Я вижу его именно складом, где хранятся файлы для других проектов. Поэтому возможность переименовывать файлы меня привлекает, чтобы поисковые машины могли находить изображения, и через них пользователи выходили на статьи в других проектах. Я убеждён, что могу называть файлы более красиво, чем, например, «758894930jp». В случае необходимости, я конечно отвечу, однако не хочу тут выступать ни учителем, ни участником с правом голоса, никем. Не интересно. Однако, проставляя категории и переименовывая файлы я принесу пользу Викискладу, хотя имею другую более глобальную цель озвученную выше. --С уважением, sav 18:14, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done As long as you're willing to answer questions if/when needed, I don't have any problem making you a filemover. INeverCry 20:10, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
Спасибо :) --С уважением, sav 20:21, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Переславская неделя[edit]

From time to time I face the trouble of mistaken filenames from our photo-collection. For example, I published them with a wrong filename without year, and then I find a correct year and have to rename the file. Thus I would like to fix those filenames with my own hands. Thank you. Переславская неделя (talk) 20:39, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
Pictogram voting question.svg Question You've tried to have your talkpage deleted several times, and you keep it blank. Would you be willing to respond in a constructive way to any filemoving question that someone might ask at your talkpage? INeverCry 22:32, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support A blank talkpage does not mean I refuse any conversation: I just wanted to see a clean workbench when the work was finished. So I will respond in case someone asks for help.--Переславская неделя (talk) 00:11, 17 September 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 00:54, 17 September 2013 (UTC)


I'd like to request the file-mover right because of some stuff I need to do with the tool. Also, I'd like to help out in moving other files. I have read and understand the guideline for moving files. Thank you. TBloemink talk 11:08, 16 September 2013 (UTC) (Note: I understand the amount of edits needed - however, I have much more edits globally as a global sysop)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:14, 16 September 2013 (UTC)


I have a little over 5000 edits and have correctly identified several files to be renamed. I would also like it in case I decide on a different name for one of the files I upload and it would allow me to do it on my own instead of needing to wait 24 hours and have someone else do it. Also, my adopter from en Wikipedia supports my request Thank you. WorldTraveller101 01:56, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
Would you be able to provide some real examples on files that need moving? Rehman 03:05, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
Yes, here are some examples:
Hope these examples help Rehman. WorldTraveller101 13:07, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. ✓ Done. Rehman 13:12, 22 September 2013 (UTC)


I have requested some rename request and I saw renameing request not handling for more than 6 hrs or longer. I am familiar with renaming policy and I will not misuse it. Thank you. Revi (|SUL) 08:42, 22 September 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done Thanks for helping. --Steinsplitter (talk) 08:46, 22 September 2013 (UTC)


Often determined species have to be renamed after some discussion, I'm familiar with the rules and would use it wisely. Thank you. Morray (talk) 19:45, 24 September 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:51, 24 September 2013 (UTC)


I work in the project of moving files from de.Wikipedia to Commons and especially in the Category:Files moved from de.wikipedia to Commons requiring review. Sometimes there are files needing renaming. I am familiar with renaming policy and I will not misuse it. Thank you, Emha (talk) 16:38, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done --Didym (talk) 16:42, 25 September 2013 (UTC)


I've recently had about 30 rename requests completed, and these were by far not the first ones. Still I find more files to be renamed. After more than 10,000 edits in over six years I'm asking myself why I should bother other users with something I might perform by myself. Thank you. Sitacuisses (talk) 13:45, 30 September 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done Alan (talk) 15:32, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

AVIA BavARia[edit]

I would like the tools primarily to rename the files I've uploaded from flickr. From time to time I will also help moving files that are in the Category:Media requiring renaming.
I Have nearly 4000 edits and I know the renaming guidelines. Thank you and regards.--AVIA BavARia (talk) 16:08, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done Trustworthy user, no problems as far as I can see. Added autopatrolled as well. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:46, 1 October 2013 (UTC)


Hi. I have not made any renaming requests so far on Commons, though I've certainly encountered files with inappropriate file names (mostly when looking through Flickr transfers). Why haven't I requested a rename? I guess because I'm the kind of person who feels bad about asking others to do something that I feel perfectly capable of doing myself. I know the kinds of backlogs that happen here, most of them seeming more important than fixing a file name. True, a bad filename makes an otherwise good picture less usable, so it is an important task, but not one I generally want to waste someone else's time dealing with.

I see this right as being most helpful when transferring or reviewing recently transferred files (e.g., from Flickr). Sometimes files are uploaded to Flickr with less than useful names ("My other glass.JPG" when "Frosted cocktail glass with dimples.jpg" might be a far more appropriate name). Or, a series of photos each has a different, unrelated name ("Big Boom.jpg", "Wasn't this one fun.jpg", and "Nearly hit Jeff with this one.jpg", instead of "Backyard fireworks show - Gold Fountain.jpg", "Backyard fireworks show - Multicolor pinwheel.jpg", and "Backyard fireworks show - Bottle rocket.jpg"). Obviously, if I am transferring these, I will try to name them well from the start, but sometimes I don't realize there's a series until after I've started, and then it would be nice to just rename the ones already in place. And I really dislike asking other people to spend their time fixing problems I created.

Even though I've not made many renaming requests, I am an experienced contributor. I have been a Wikimedian since 2007. Across all the WMF projects, I have made well over 7,000 edits. I am:

  • a Reviewer, Image Reviewer, and Rollbacker here on Commons (verify), where I have uploaded/transferred over 100 images (over 71 of which were my riginal creations),
  • a Reviewer, Rollbacker, and Autopatrolled on (verify),
  • and a Reviewer on en.books (verify).

In addition, I have installed around 10 MediaWiki wikis on corporate intranets and public Websites, and I currently maintain three of them. I use the rename feature on those wikis.

Thank you for your consideration. Willscrlt ( Talk | w:en | b:en | meta ) 03:00, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:07, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

The Bushranger[edit]

I've been going through a lot of old files that were uploaded with alphanumeric codenames, and filemover would make it easier to get them properly named with descriptive filenames. I'm an admin on, and while I have no desire to mop here, this would be a good way to help contribute. I believe I have a good understanding of the rename procedures and follow them carefully. Thank you. The Bushranger (talk) 09:28, 24 October 2013 (UTC)
I Symbol support vote.svg Support this request because I have done many requests from him. He will use this tool nicely. --레비ReviSUL Info 09:31, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:50, 24 October 2013 (UTC)


Last time I applied I had to less edits. Now I´m up to 1400 and it would make work easier and faster for me. Thank you. LezFraniak (talk) 10:40, 25 October 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:44, 1 November 2013 (UTC)


I ask filemover rights to be able to change filenames mainly in WikiLovesMonument-Hungary project. Thank you. Rlevente (talk) 17:02, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:10, 3 November 2013 (UTC)


I am a long term user, and know how to handle the right. I used to edit under other username, which had file mover rights, but I want to be given the tool to this account in its own right; I have made more than 1500 useful edits. Thank you. küñall (nütramyen) 22:50, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
Why a new account? Please confirm ownership of account:Diego Grez. --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:41, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
all I have is my IRC cloak and the TUSC account to confirm the link. küñall (nütramyen) 14:08, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
Pleas join the irc-chat --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:09, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
Joining.. küñall (nütramyen) 17:07, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done Moved rights from User:Diego Grez to User:Küñall --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:16, 16 November 2013 (UTC)


Now I've uploaded a lot of images and some of them needs renaming. I think it's better to rename the images by myself then via an administrator. Additionaly many images will follow (with respect to my internet connection). I've made more than 4.000 edits too. Thank you. XRay talk 16:34, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:36, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

George Ho[edit]

I would love to be a "file mover". I have uploaded images before, made some mistakes, and requested corrections. More importantly, I uploaded my own work recently and made no mistakes there, just to be sure. Thank you. George Ho (talk) 09:29, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 19:38, 25 November 2013 (UTC)


As I need to rename my own files as well as some other that require renaming, it would be easier and less time consuming to have this funcionality. Vert (talk) 13:56, 27 November 2013 (UTC)
Could you please give a reason why you need filemover privileges? -- King of ♠ 23:02, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
 Not done Not experienced enough: this, this, ... + i don't see any rename requests in your history. Please use Template:rename for now. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:08, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
I am fulfilling the first requirement - I have made between 1,000 and 1,500 useful non-botlike edits, besides I have made several renaming requests, please add proper link to support your claims Vert (talk) 18:22, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
This is not a requirement but a rough guideline. --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:01, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
Therefore I am fulfiling rough guidelines. I completely don't understand what my talk page has to do with it. Can someone competent verify? Vert (talk) 20:51, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
After consulting with my admin colleagues: ✓ Done. Please know and follow the file rename guidelines. --Steinsplitter (talk) 21:08, 29 November 2013 (UTC)


Hello, I would like to apply for file moving. regards --Botaurus (talk) 10:38, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 15:50, 8 December 2013 (UTC)


I think I can handle cases like this without disturbing an admin, in future. :) Thank you. JKadavoor Jee 08:59, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:57, 9 December 2013 (UTC)


I spend a lot of time cleaning up artwork image files, converting them to use proper templates and licenses, adding data, as well as categorization; and I frequently find images that are incorrectly named. I have nearly 6000 edits across all projects, and I was awarded autopatroller status without requesting it. Thank you. Laura1822 (talk) 20:21, 10 December 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 20:32, 10 December 2013 (UTC)
Thank you so much! Laura1822 (talk) 16:21, 12 December 2013 (UTC)


I am an active user who sometimes finds autonaming files (SAM 0008.jpg, DSC 2565.JPG, etc.) or files with meaningless names. I wish I could change it myself. Thank you. Metrónomo's truth of the day: "That was also done by the president" not an excuse. 22:22, 14 December 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done. Érico Wouters msg 22:41, 14 December 2013 (UTC)


In my area,there are plenty of useful files that uploaded with wrong name(including camera file name, nonsense name, non-English names and so on.) Thank you. Monfie (talk) 10:49, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
Non-English names? Example pleas. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:55, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

Eg: File:عمو صادق شیرازی.jpg and File:Две нищие девочки 1889.jpg. Monfie (talk) 17:16, 18 December 2013 (UTC)

COM:RENAME "Files should NOT be renamed only because the filename is not English and/or is not correctly capitalized (Remember, Commons is a multilingual project, so there's no reason to favor English over other languages)." --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:54, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
As I see the example there, it is still in English alphabet nevertheless it is in another language which many people can not even read. Especially, right to left alphabet files mix up disassembles pages that they are put in. I am not going to mass moving files but I was going to change rare files that all of similar files have an English alphabet names and not raising any objection. Plus, I meant Persian named files and in Persian Wikipedia almost wikipedians upload files in English and there are very few old files written in Persian alphabet. Anyway, if you tell me don't move even such cases I will not move them and will move only files that their names are not enough descriptive or wrong spelled. Monfie (talk) 18:39, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done I've given you the filemover right, but you shouldn't rename files that are in other languages without first discussing the reasoning behind such moves at COM:AN or COM:VP, and seeing if there's support for doing such moves. For now, you should stick closely to the rename guidelines. INeverCry 18:51, 21 December 2013 (UTC)


I upload many old book pages and sometimes I make a few errors in naming of files. Now I have to request a filemover for these cases, that's annoying. Thank you. IusticiaBY (talk) 18:24, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
I've made over 1'500 contributions in Commons. --IusticiaBY (talk) 18:30, 21 December 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 18:45, 21 December 2013 (UTC)


Uploading files means making a mistake now and then. I'd love to be able to correct my own mistakes, which make a majority of my rename requests so far, without making others repair them instead. I could also help the less experienced Wikipedians who sometimes ask me for help in other areas. Thank you. cheva (talk) 14:47, 28 December 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done; please give our renaming guidelines a read again, and happy editing! odder (talk) 17:36, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

King jakob c 2[edit]

I know that my low edit count (360 edits) means that this will require a very good reason, so here goes. 1) I'm an experienced Wikimedian in general, with about 17,000 edits to all projects combined even though my edit count here on Commons is low. 2) I hold filemover rights on the English Wikipedia. 3) Despite my edit count, I have filed over 100 rename requests. 4) Since my last request for this right in August, my accuracy with rename requests has improved greatly. (Edit: I'll also add that the notice at the top of this section says "usually require editors to have made between 1,000 and 1,500 useful non-botlike edits or can show a large amount of justified renaming requests at the Commons" [emphasis mine]) I hope that these reasons will be sufficient. Thank you. --Jakob (talk) 01:07, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 21:19, 30 December 2013 (UTC)


I'd like to have this flag for renaming files moved from Russian Wikipedia, as I am an admin there. I understood clearly COM:MOVE and I made a couple of dozens successful renaming requests, such as [16], [17], [18], [19]. Thank you. Sealle (talk) 05:27, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 05:33, 30 December 2013 (UTC)


I'm sorting Category:Files from SPÖ Presse und Kommunikation stream and have a lot of meaningless DSC... filenames. Sometimes i need the rights for my own uploads too. Thank you. Ailura (talk) 20:54, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done INeverCry 21:16, 30 December 2013 (UTC)