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Unable to install on my mediawiki server[edit]

I am running debian. Whenever I go to activate the extension, it disables my site.

Uploads Page inaccessible![edit]

When I click on uploads link, it takes me to a page where all the text is embedded in an image rather than as actual text. How is this even remotely accessible for the visually impaired or blind to use?!? Please change the images into actual text so I can read the instructions and find the process to actually upload my files. Thank you very much.

Bryen M Yunashko Bryeny (talk) 18:57, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Bryeny! I agree that this is not acceptable. The image doesn't even have an alt attribute. Luckily, you're not missing much, as the image tutorial is very superficial. If you read Commons:Project scope/Summary, you'll know way more than this silly little cartoon would tell you. Cheers, LX (talk, contribs) 14:54, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Ogg files upload: "this type of file is banned"[edit]

When uploading OGG files, the files are transferred ok, but then an error message shows: "this type of file is banned".

Is this a bug, or a new policy by Wikipedia Commons?

I have seen this error reported by others as well in the last few daye. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Reinholdbehringer (talk • contribs) 23:57, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Might be handled in phab:T87538 ? --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 17:57, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Adding comment at description[edit]

As I mentioned in the Village pump I suggest that it would help when in the upload form is mentioned near the description something like “please mention where the photo was taken (country/city ...). This would help in categorizing. Descriptions as “Wow” or “Here we had dinner” or only “castle” are not very helpful. Wouter (talk) 18:52, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Assuming it's a photo (and not a video, music recording, sheet music, map, logo, diagram, drawing, book scan etc.) where the location is relevant (so not a photo of a household item, a product photo, a studio portrait etc.) – which might be true for a large share of uploads, but certainly far from all. Commons accepts a very diverse range of content, and we should be careful not to word instructions in a way that makes people think only a certain type of content is desired. LX (talk, contribs) 20:36, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
You are right with your comments, but when uploading a photo and pressing on the ? behind the heading description you see “Beschrijf het werk. Vermeld voor een foto bijvoorbeeld wat er te zien is, wanneer de foto is genomen, bij welke gelegenheid, enzovoort.” or translated in English “Describe the work. Mention for a photo for example what there is to see, when the picture was taken, on which occasion, and so on.” I would appreciate that the last sentence is changed to “Mention for a photo for example where is was taken (country/city) what there is to see, when the picture was taken, on which occasion, and so on.” Wouter (talk) 08:24, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
Ah, so it already makes that assumption. I see. The English version already mentions location as one of the things to include: "Briefly describe everything notable about the work. For a photo, mention the main things that are depicted, the occasion, or the place." (This is MediaWiki:Mwe-upwiz-tooltip-description.) On a related note, it'd be nice if the wizard could be wizardy enough to give different advice for different types of files. An SVG is not going to be a photo. LX (talk, contribs) 18:13, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Verlagslogo kann nicht hochgeladen werden[edit]

Hallo, ich möchte einen Linolschnitt von Roland Topor hochladen. Ich habe die Arbeit vom Künstler 1983 direkt erworben - zur Nutzung als Verlagslogo, was seitdem auch der Fall ist. Darum sehe ich keinen Grund, dieses Bild ncht auch bei Wikipedia hochladen zu können, schon allein darum, um es auf dem Verlagseintrag abbilden zu können. Mfg, A. Wewerka Alexanderwewerka (talk) 09:46, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

no puedo subir la biografia[edit]

Necesito ayuda paras subir el enlace de roberto daniel malrtinez pardies primero en transmitir tv y video on line al mundo 6/9/2005 fuente google argneitna Danaanland (talk) 03:33, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Describe Field Suggestion[edit]

As not all work will have an exact date that can be acknowledged, requiring the date created/published field to be a pull-down is not a good idea. Penwhale (talk) 06:39, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

categories with sort keys[edit]

adding categories with sort keys does not work: adding "Philipp Melanchthon by Hans Holbein der Jüngere|miniature" adds "Philipp Melanchthon by Hans Holbein der Jüngereminiature" Primaler (talk) 23:53, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Quiero subir unas imágenes y no puedo[edit]

Quiero subir unas imágenes para un archivo de Wikipedia. He seguido los pasos, estoy registrada en Commons, y cuando tengo los archivos listos para ser subidos, no hay botón de aceptar o manera de subirlos finalmente.

Necesito una solución, pues me parece que es un fallo garrafal. Francisco Pinto Berraquero (talk) 10:42, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Por favor, intente Commons:Upload/es en lugar. LX (talk, contribs) 14:45, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

i am blocked in an "upload file" step[edit]

i am blocked in the step "upload" : it isn't a "next"button and i can't continue i choose the file from my PC and it's write : "[the file]", (under the file) "Add more files" and "Share images from flickr" what did i do ? Jujuxaked (talk) 11:40, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

The Upload Wizard is pretty much in a perpetual state of brokenness. It isn't broken for everyone all the time, but I don't recall a time since it was introduced that we went more than a few days without people reporting enigmatic problems with indefinitely spinning wheels, unhelpful error messages, or simply no way to move forward. Testing before deploying changes seems to be unheard of. Have you tried Commons:Upload? It tends to be much more reliable. LX (talk, contribs) 14:42, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Upload Wizard February 4, 2015[edit]

Hello! The new Upload Wizard with newest button Or 'Share images from Flickr' doesn't work properly. I cannot upload the files from my computer today, February 4, 2015, regards PjotrMahh1 PjotrMahh1 (talk) 12:54, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

The Upload Wizard is pretty much in a perpetual state of brokenness. It isn't broken for everyone all the time, but I don't recall a time since it was introduced that we went more than a few days without people reporting enigmatic problems with indefinitely spinning wheels, unhelpful error messages, or simply no way to move forward. Testing before deploying changes seems to be unheard of. Have you tried Commons:Upload? It tends to be much more reliable. LX (talk, contribs) 14:42, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

photos à importer[edit]

impossible passer à l'étape suivante ... merci de votre aide Europe institutions (talk) 16:47, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Se il vous plaît essayer de Commons:Upload/fr à la place. LX (talk, contribs) 17:53, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

now working[edit]

the form stopped working at the very last page, there is not next or previous button and i have to upload the same find angain. On that time i user the "Basic Uploader", which is not fancy like this one, but that works!

-- nasir khan saikat -- Nasir Khan Saikat (Talk|Contributions) 19:00, 6 February 2015 (UTC)


HESHAMOOS (talk) 20:04, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Import d'images et photos[edit]


voici deux suggestions :

  • Je trouverais pratique de pouvoir, quand on importe une image, de recopier les principaux éléments (de définition, localisation, catégorie) d'une image existante.
  • Dans la même idée, est-il possible de changer/ajouter des catégories à un groupe de photos ?

Merci de votre attention,

Olnnu- Olnnu (talk) 22:59, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

upload step[edit]

I selected a file to upload and it was completely opaque what to do next. No buttons were present and nothing worked. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Misterkel (talk • contribs) 23:41, 9 February 2015‎ (UTC)

The Upload Wizard (the default interface for uploading files to Commons) is pretty much in a perpetual state of brokenness. It isn't broken for everyone all the time, but I don't recall a time since it was introduced that we went more than a few days without people reporting enigmatic problems with indefinitely spinning wheels, unhelpful error messages, or simply no way to move forward. Have you tried Commons:Upload? It tends to be much more reliable. LX (talk, contribs) 07:03, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

nesecito,subir,mis fotos.[edit]

favor,subir,el albun de hector villanueva ,en,gracias. Wilians hernandez (talk) 04:30, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Photographs by Ben Brooksbank: USA.009[edit]

Originally uploaded as in (N.J.), but on re-uploaded correctly as in(N.Y.), it failed to upload and still said "An image with same title is already uploaded". What should I do? Brooksbank (talk) 12:35, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Орфография в разделе "в заключение"[edit]

Это важно пишется раздельно а тут вместе. Исправьте. Спасибо. С уважением--Poti Berik (talk) 15:30, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

In russian version of Upload Wizard is spelling mistake: этоважно-это важно.. Please correct. Yours respectfully Poti Berik (talk) 15:30, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Bouton "Ajouter d'autres fichiers" ne fonctionne plus ![edit]

Le bouton signalé en bas à gauche de l'interface ne fonctionne plus ! On ne peut plus verser qu'une seule image à la fois. P.poschadel (talk) 21:12, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Vignettes des images téléversées[edit]

Depuis le mois de décembre 2014, il y a systématiquement le message d'erreur "Le téléversement a réussi, mais le serveur n'a pas pu obtenir un aperçu". P.poschadel (talk) 21:14, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Bilder konnten nicht hochgeladen werden[edit]

Ich habe vier Bilder von Schwarzblond hochgeladen, von denen ich die Rechte besitze diese hochzuladen, diese Bilder wurden gelöscht wegen "copyright violation" Ich bitte Sie hiermit diese Bilder wieder hochzuladen. Sollten Sie den Kontakt zum Uhrheber Benny Hiller wünschen, so wird dieser Ihnen gerne bestätigen, das ich die Bilder hochladen und veröffentlichen darf. Seine E-Mail ist Kray66 (talk) 12:29, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Subir archivo[edit]

Ayuda para subir un archivo, gracias Jorge Antonio Gaviola Carrera (talk) 15:33, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Fair use license on Upload wizard on KN Wiki[edit]

I don't find a fair use license and the file upload has been replaced with the Upload wizard. This is troubling me in creating some of the new articles which will have movie posters, book cover pages etc. Please help where should I report this issue. Thanks ~ Omshivaprakash /talk/Contributions 18:04, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Fair use is not a license, but a limitation to copyright protection in some jurisdictions under certain circumstances. Because Wikimedia Commons (this site) is a general media repository, those circumstances don't apply here, and therefore, fair use content is not permitted on Commons. Thus, the lack of such an option is intentional and not an issue to be reported. LX (talk, contribs) 22:39, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Autobahnbrücke Katharineplatz / Frankfurt am Main[edit]

Ich beginne mich jetzt langsam ein wenig zu ärgern. Die Einverständniserklärung leigt doch jetzt wirklich vor. Ähnlich verhält es sich nebenbei gesagt mit den Bidern des SWR zur Schiersteiner Brücke. --Nixnubix (talk) 13:39, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Verweigerung des Hochladens[edit]

Fordert unverständliche Namensänderungen, verweigert fortgesetzt die Arbeit selbst nach Namensänderungen Simsalabimbam (talk) 15:05, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

terminal de autobuses de morelia[edit]

estimado Gunnex como puedo conseguirlo de la imagen ya sea foto de la computadoura o no sera aceptada saludos. ZOE MORA (talk) 01:25, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

como subir un archivo[edit]

como puedo subir un archivo en wikipedia, me dice no sube archivo con terminaciones doc. Jose perez saviñon investigador (talk) 15:54, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Link didn't work[edit]

I copied and pasted the link to use on the wiki but it doesn't work. Curranlee (talk) 19:43, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

Files with the same name but different extensions[edit]

It doesn't appear to be possible to upload files with the same name but different file extensions. I often upload large PNGs, and I accompany them with JPGs.

Curly Turkey (talk) 01:06, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

mistake of uploading[edit]


What the problem?

Хомелка (talk) 17:38, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

The Upload Wizard (the default interface for uploading files to Commons) is pretty much in a perpetual state of brokenness. It isn't broken for everyone all the time, but I don't recall a time since it was introduced that we went more than a few days without people reporting enigmatic problems with indefinitely spinning wheels, unhelpful error messages, or simply no way to move forward. Have you tried Commons:Upload? It tends to be much more reliable. LX (talk, contribs) 20:25, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Importation Image[edit]

Bonjour Pourquoi cette image est-elle refusée, alors que je souhaite la partager avec les droits correspondants. Je l'avais retiré d'un article, car elle n'avait alors pas de licence. Comment la réinstaller ?

Costemane (talk) 13:29, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Problems when uploading multiple images[edit]

(Copied from the Help Desk.) I just uploaded 33 pictures I had taken at a French Cabaret Show in Helsinki, Finland in last December, after getting permission from the casino staff. Since there were so many, I used UploadWizard instead of the old upload form I normally use. UploadWizard failed to show me a thumbnail of any of the pictures, so I added the descriptions and categories going by the order they appeared in on the directory where I uploaded them from. However, UploadWizard didn't upload them in this order, causing most of the descriptions and categories to go all wrong. I had to fix them by hand. Why didn't UploadWizard upload the images in the order they appeared in when I selected them? Why couldn't UploadWizard show me thumbnails? The pictures themselves seem to have uploaded OK. And if this happens, is there any easier way to solve it than what I did now? JIP (talk) 19:49, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

I have the same problem. I need to upload 30 images at once, and I need them sorted from the first to the last one. The wizard seems to sort them randomly, maybe depending on which one gets uploaded faster than the others. This problem did not exist some months ago. It was working fine. Can someone help?--Jordiferrer (talk) 12:25, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

mon travail[edit]

Bonjour, J'ai essayé à plusieurs reprises de mettre mon travail en ligne.Les liens (reportages tv) sont bien enregistrés. quant aux peintures et sculptures bronze je n'y arrive pas; Merci de me guider Cordialement

Culcasi (talk) 11:20, 30 March 2015 (UTC)


uploading 6 files at once dosent work, only 1 by 1. time measure gets mad. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Molekuel (talk • contribs) 18:24, 31 March 2015‎ (UTC)

cryptic message[edit]

> * = This field is required.

But there is no fields visible.

> The stashed file was not found when attempting to upload it from the stash.

Whatever that means.

> None of the uploads succeeded. > Retry button

That is the only option, retry, fail, retry fail. No way to leave, no way to actually see what's the problem.

grin 22:07, 31 March 2015 (UTC)


I have uploaded the picture of Mukhlesur Rahman Chowdhury here. Plese complete the process.

The Prekshit (talk) 01:29, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Bug in the upload wiazrd form[edit]

Hi there,

During the “Describe” step, if the “next” button is clicked while having entered a title with an incorrect character, such as the slash “/” character, then the “next” button will then disappear from the form, forcing me to restart the upload from the beginning.

Kind regards, Christopher.

Christopher Crouzet (talk) 10:38, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Error during final phase of upload[edit]

Hello, After uploading 7 files of a commune in France (Nohanent, Puy-de-Dôme), 2 of 7 files have been uploaded successfully (File:Nohanent_église_2015-04-10.JPG and File:Entrée_Nohanent_par_D_764_depuis_Sayat_2015-04-10.JPG) but 3 not with a warning sign (File:Nohanent_entrée_par_D_2E_2015-04-10.JPG, File:Arrêt_de_bus_Place_de_la_Farge_2015-04-10.JPG, and File:Route_de_Nohanent_à_Clermont-Ferrand_2015-04-10.JPG): api-error-internal_api_error_DBQueryError. Details of these 2 files (File:Nohanent_Place_de_la_Farge_2015-04-10.JPG and File:Route_de_Nohanent_vers_Sayat_et_Blanzat_2015-04-10.JPG) could not be submitted. So I should have to re-upload last two files. tabltrai - talk 13:55, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

In French: Bonjour, Après avoir téléchargé 7 fichiers d'une commune française (Nohanent, Puy-de-Dôme), 2 des 7 l'ont été avec succès (File:Nohanent_église_2015-04-10.JPG et File:Entrée_Nohanent_par_D_764_depuis_Sayat_2015-04-10.JPG) mais 3 ne l'ont pas été avec un message d'avertissement (File:Nohanent_entrée_par_D_2E_2015-04-10.JPG, File:Arrêt_de_bus_Place_de_la_Farge_2015-04-10.JPG, and File:Route_de_Nohanent_à_Clermont-Ferrand_2015-04-10.JPG): <api-error-internal_api_error_DBQueryError>. Les détails des deux fichiers (File:Nohanent_Place_de_la_Farge_2015-04-10.JPG and File:Route_de_Nohanent_vers_Sayat_et_Blanzat_2015-04-10.JPG) n'ont pu être soumis. Je dois donc ré-uploader les deux derniers fichiers. tabltrai - talk 13:55, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Assistent zum Hochladen von Dateien[edit]

nach einer Pflichtfeldfehlermeldung zum Lemma-Namen lässt sich die Funktion nicht mehr ausführen

Goesseln (talk) 18:31, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

The uploader doesn't work properly[edit]

The uploader doesn't work properly. I tried to uploaad files not made by my self. The step 'release rights' does not show up and the next button in the step 'describe' doesn't do anything. Tried it several times - no chance.

Ogmios (Talk) 06:56, 12 April 2015 (UTC)


it said i put a non supported letter, like ' and / after that i tried to rename the title but it doesn't work

Mrkenjiex24 (talk) 06:41, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

hebrew upload wizard doesn't work[edit]

i tried from home as well as from my working place's computer - doesn't work. previously i succeeded, uploaded about 20 photos. i hope you can solve it. אהוד אמיר (talk) 18:12, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Estancamiento de subida[edit]

Hola, quisiera saber por qué motivo no puedo pasar a la ultima sección llamada "Usar". Ya he completado la información requerida (titulo y fecha) y al apretar en el boton Siguiente la pagina no hace nada. Espero se solucione pronto este problema. Saludos, Howen.

Howen rava (talk) 18:49, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

tres décadas de teatro y de cultura europea[edit]

quiero subir mi experiencia teatral con la famosa Cia independiente de teatro de Paris "Le Grand Magic Circus" que actuo entre 1970 y 1995 en mas de 150 teatros y con una asistencia de publico de mas de dos millones de espectadores en toda Europa

Pablo amaro (talk) 13:35, 21 April 2015 (UTC)


When i upload,it wont go to the "use" page

Myadarchive (talk) 16:21, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Echec à la dernière étape du chargement d'un fichier .djvu[edit]

"Renan_-_Histoire_des_origines_du_christianisme_-_6_Eglise_chretienne,_Levy,_1879.djvu <api-error-internal_api_error_MWException>" Erreur répétitive. Apparaît aussi pour le chargement de "Renan - Histoire des origines du christianisme - 5 Evangiles, Levy, 1877.djvu" qui a été ensuite chargé avec succès à l'aide du formulaire classique. Des fichiers .jpg ont été chargés avec succès le même jour sur la même machine.

Nyapa (talk) 09:15, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Bild hochladen[edit]

Darf ich eine Fotomontage hochladen, bestehend aus dem Cover, der ersten und der letzten Seite einer Broschüre von 1969 ?

G. v. Luchs (talk) 13:14, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Hallo G. v. Luchs, ohne weitere Details zu kennen: Sehr wahrscheinlich nein. Ausnahmen können evtl. greifen wenn die entsprechenden Teile der Broschüre extrem simpel gehalten sind was grafische Aufmachung und Inhalt betrifft (siehe dazu de:Schöpfungshöhe). Das kann man ohne nähere beschreibung aber nicht abschätzen. --El Grafo (talk) 14:24, 24 April 2015 (UTC)