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hola no puedo subir la foto Seby Gómez (talk) 19:11, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Seby Gómez, what browser do you use? Internet Explorer? Have you tried if the same also happens for you in other browsers, for instance Firefox? --Nemo 15:45, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Obra del escultor alemán Ludwig Schumacher[edit]

necesito este material para elaborar un trabajo sobre el autor Obra del escultor alemán Ludwig Schumacher en tucuman

Vititoamaicha (talk) 02:48, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Não tem como te ajudar, sinto muito --Jonasse102 (talk) 15:05, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Number of files to be uloaded[edit]

My experience is that with files of a size of more than 10 MB not more than 2 files should be uploaded as batch. Even then the final step looks not to finish "Bezig met het opslaan van de gegevens en publiceren...". The files have been uploaded as can be seen in the categories where they should come. My experience with files of about 10 MB is that maximal 3 will be uploaded, the rest not. With very small files there is no problem (I tried it with 8 files as a test).Wouter (talk) 20:34, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Final step of the procedure doesn't stop[edit]

After providing all the necessary info - and it's accepted, the final step of the procedure doesn't stop, it keeps on running even though the material is uploaded and appears in the assigned categories. Please see my last upload of the books about Mexico. - User:Ineuw — Ineuw talk 22:02, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Ineuw, what browser do you use? Internet Explorer? Have you tried if the same also happens for you in other browsers, for instance Firefox? --Nemo 15:41, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
@Nemo bis: I am using Firefox 31.0 but will try with Google chrome and let you know as I will have another book to upload soon. — Ineuw talk 15:47, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
I have the same problem (with both Chrome and Firefox on OS X "Mavericks"), but only with video (both WebM and ogg). I've never had that problem uploading photos (JPEGs). Could it be a size-related problem, since Ineuw is uploading djvu files, which are also large? --Ppelleti (talk) 16:04, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Outstanding ![edit]

This new tutorial is wonderful for our youth. My compliments. Tjlynnjr (talk) 23:38, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

No puedo subir la imagen[edit]

Me sale un error, no me deja subir ninguna imagen Bruno230 (talk) 03:17, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Upload Wizard Problem on Internet Explorer 8[edit]

I seems to have a problem uploading any file using the Upload Wizard. I get this icon running:
I am running Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit with Internet Explorer 8 64-bit browser. It works fine with Windows 7 64-bit with Internet Explorer 9 64-bit browser. Has they abandoned the code that support the Internet Explorer 8 browser? What gives? Rjluna2 (talk) 14:38, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Rjluna2! 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 and unhelpful error messages, and nobody responsible for its introduction seems to want to take responsibility for responding to feedback or making sure it works properly. Have you tried Commons:Upload? It tends to be much more reliable. LX (talk, contribs) 18:44, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

WOW! That's my problem, I really start hate to upploading files! Your idea was good LX but I can never upload one singel picture, must add like 10 to get it done. Can't they fix the problem? And I have test internet explorer (WORST), Firefox.. Problem is everywhere :/ Danielåhskarlsson (talk) 07:37, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

@Danielåhskarlsson: Have you tried one of the stand-alone upload tools? They can be a huge support for experienced users like you. For example, the beloved Commons:VicuñaUploader has pretty much all the features the UploadWizard tries to offer and works on virtually any operating system (provided you have installed a Java Runtime Environment). If you are using Lightroom, there's also Commons:LrMediaWiki, but that seems to be in a rather early stage of development at the moment. Personally, I can't imagine going back to the browser based upload tools (be it the Wizard or the old upload forms) even for simple single file uploads. --El Grafo (talk) 11:07, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks El Grafo I will try it! :) Danielåhskarlsson (talk) 15:01, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

One thing I do noticed that the Java plugin for Internet Explorer 8 is not being used in any of the Wiki site. Even the latest version of the Java plugin is updated, but is no longer using. Last year the Wiki site was actively using the Java plugin with the Internet Explorer 8, But not anymore. Could this contributed the problem? Rjluna2 (talk) 00:13, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Upload Wisard is failing[edit]

Files are failing to re-upload during the Describe Upload Wizard phase. An api error is occurring. Kwcoffee1 23:49, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Kwcoffee1! 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 and unhelpful error messages, and nobody responsible for its introduction seems to want to take responsibility for responding to feedback or making sure it works properly. Have you tried Commons:Upload? It tends to be much more reliable. LX (talk, contribs) 18:46, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

The Upload fix[edit]

The api needs to return a bad file or title name content string warning Kwcoffee1 01:47, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

As above, try Commons:Upload instead. LX (talk, contribs) 18:46, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Does not accept many license tags[edit]


Upload wizard does not accept many license tags. The one that I am having to wrestle with today is {{Free screenshot|Apache}}.

Codename Lisa (talk) 10:55, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

That's bugzilla:65229. Unless you want to wait a few more months for a developer to add the 19 characters to this line required to fix it, you can always use Commons:Upload in the meantime. LX (talk, contribs) 19:21, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

P.S. Feedback form put space before my sig., causing it to be displayed in monospace font. Seriously? Codename Lisa (talk) 10:58, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Another specific problem with custom licenses: UW does not appear to accept license template redirects. I tried uploading a bunch of fourteen files as {{CC-BY-SA-3.0}} and it gave the "does not contain a license" error; I had to convert each to {{Cc-by-sa-3.0}}. An unrelated but similarly annoying problem I found afterwards is that the wizard freezes for over ten seconds after each license tag change, resulting in it taking about four minutes to bypass all redirects to license tags. SiBr4 (talk) 20:44, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Hochladen von Foto[edit]

Der Hochladevorgang dauert schon 30 Minuten - zwischen den Schritten "Beschreiben" und "Nutzen" geht es nicht weiter. Danke Prädikat (talk) 17:08, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Prädikat. I'm sorry, but it doesn't appear that a Wikimedia developer or anyone who speaks German is going to answer, und Ich habe mein Deutsch fast völlig vergessen. 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 and unhelpful error messages, and nobody responsible for its introduction seems to want to take responsibility for responding to feedback or making sure it works properly. Have you tried Commons:Upload? It tends to be much more reliable. LX (talk, contribs) 18:51, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Hochladen von Foto[edit]

Der Hochladevorgang stockt schon seit über 30 Minuten - es betrifft den Schritt zwischen "Beschreiben" und "Nutzen". Danke. Prädikat (talk) 17:11, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

As above, try Commons:Upload instead. LX (talk, contribs) 19:23, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Upload from Flickr[edit]

How do I use the Upload Wizard to upload my own jpeg images directly from Flickr? Bengt Nyman (talk) 07:07, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Hej Bengt! As noted on Commons:Flickr files#Tools, only administrators and license reviewers use the Upload Wizard to upload files directly from Flickr without saving them to their own computer first, but that page lists a few other options. License reviewers are not allowed to review their own files, but uploading from your own account with automatic review through the Upload Wizard shouldn't be a problem, and I think you could easily become a license reviewer if you asked. LX (talk, contribs) 19:00, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Problems !![edit]

The Upload Wizard hangs up, again and again. Is there a limit on file size ?? Bengt Nyman Bengt Nyman (talk) 13:52, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Hej Bengt! You can find all information about file size limits at Commons:Maximum file size. That said, large files should not cause the Upload Wizard to hang and not produce a helpful error message, but 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 and unhelpful error messages, and nobody responsible for its introduction seems to want to take responsibility for responding to feedback or making sure it works properly. Have you tried Commons:Upload? It tends to be much more reliable. LX (talk, contribs) 19:07, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Upload failed[edit]

Do not understand the reason why successive upload failed as all flied required have been filed correctely Philplena (talk) 09:55, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Philplena. I'm sorry, but it doesn't appear that a Wikimedia developer is going to answer. 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 and unhelpful error messages, and nobody responsible for its introduction seems to want to take responsibility for responding to feedback or making sure it works properly. Have you tried Commons:Upload? It tends to be much more reliable. LX (talk, contribs) 09:36, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Some remarks[edit]

  • The description textbox should be substantially bigger to be comfortable and to manifest that the description should be thoroughgoing.
  • The link "Add location and more information…" and the textbox "Other information" is misleading and causes that some users write the detailed description into this field instead into the description field. Additional informations should be placed outside the Information template but should be placed into the corresponding field of the Information template (permission and right notes to the Permission field, information about campaigns or circumstances of the origin to the Source field, information about the author to the Author field etc. The form needs more drop-down textboxes corresponding to the separate fields of the Information template.
  • The location box should distinguish properly the camera location from the object location (or even to allow to fill both together). A heading field should be added and recommended to be filled-in.
  • The coordinates boxes should be attached to the description box and field, its an inherent part of the content description information.
  • The license tag should be integrated rather to the "permission" field of the {{Information}} template than added outside the template.
  • The WLM tag and similar tags should be integrated rather to the "source" field of the {{Information}} template.
  • The date field should be equipped with an radio button or drop-down list to choose what the date really means (date of taken, date of last modification, date of creation, date of the first publication) etc. and the date should be entered with a proper template expressing the meaning of the date ({{Taken on}} etc.]. The form should allow to enter more dates together.
  • The date copied from EXIF should be presented in {{According to EXIF data}} to allow to take account of possible incorrect setting of the camera.
  • Language templates of the description should be separated (every template starting at a new line) to keep the source code uncluttered.
  • The monument ID template from WLM campaigns should be separated at a new line, not attached closely after the description text.
  • The license tag should be integrated rather to "permission" field of the {{Information}} template.
  • The WLM tag should be integrated rather to "source" field of the {{Information}} template.

--ŠJů (talk) 06:49, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

@MarkTraceur: and @GDubuc (WMF):. I would like to point out that many of the suggestions above are a transformations of current practices to UploadWizard UI. I think that long term the goal of the team is that fewer of these practices will require user interaction and thus no UI and controls at all (should be part of the MediaWiki system, instead of wikitext templates). TheDJ (talk) 12:33, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Should I understand it that UploadWizzard is frozen and without any maintenance and improvement now, because something should to replace it, in a hazy future past tens of years, if ever? Why the UploadWizzard form links to the feedback page? Is the feedback wanted and exploited, or isn't? I can see none constructive reaction to my remarks. --ŠJů (talk) 23:14, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

api-error unknown[edit]

I strongly dislike getting this error and losing the "submission information" I typed. I need to get the information back so it can be entered quickly when I have to resubmit it. When I get api-error unknown I am unable to do anything about it, so I have to go back, reupload, and do the work all over again WhisperToMe (talk) 16:27, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Internal error: bad token[edit]

I have uploaded a bunch of files with this tool recently, all successful, however now I am consistently getting Internal error: bad token when uploading. Let me know when you fix it and I'll try again. Pratyeka (talk) 06:24, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Found the problem. Apparently the login cookie had died. You should probably validate this before an upload to save people time, and/or display a more appropriate error! If you want to get more sophisticated, it may be possible to check this header when the upload is beginning and to cancel out of the HTTP POST immediately, thereby saving everyone time and bandwidth. Pratyeka (talk) 06:47, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Filed as bugzilla:69691 TheDJ (talk) 12:23, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

I can't upload[edit]

I'm using the "Upload Wizard" and in the final step, when I click "NEXT" bottom, it doesn't works. Inhakito (talk) 14:44, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

upload too long[edit]

CM Montferrand (talk) 18:57, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Failed upload[edit]

P1040963.JPG <api-error-unknownerror> This is my attempt at uplaoding an image to Wikipedia commons ~ has it failed because it's an elongated aspect ratio? ChrisWalford (talk) 00:15, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

I just had this same problem uploading a video, which can be found online here. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 03:56, 30 August 2014 (UTC)


แลจะ งงๆนะเหมือนจะเรื่องเยอะ 555555 เฮ้อ!กำ ตามนั้น กันยา ก็ กันยา Domdo96 (talk) 14:08, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Failed upload[edit]

I have been trying to upload photos I have taken; after uploading two I was unable to upload another; the wizard reported: "There was an error uploading the file to stash" and "None of the uploads were successful" - with no further information on what went wrong, and no way to return to the previous page of the wizard. Mike Rosoft (talk) 20:18, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Cannot upload multiple files at once[edit]

I'm using Firefox on Windows 8 and recently I can't upload multiple files at once. The progress bar doesn't show up and the upload process lasts indefinitely. Does anyone encounter the same problem? Quenhitran (talk) 10:05, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Uploading from Flickr[edit]

Gosh I really miss the toolserver! It's so difficult to figure out how to upload from Flickr now... I miss Bryan's tool so much. Why on earth was it decommissioned? Tsyp9 (talk) 22:23, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

I've found Magnus's tool to be a good replacement. The user interface is a little intimidating at first, but once you get over that, it works quite well. (For me, anyway.) But yeah, I did find Bryan's "byebye" message to be rather bizarre/misleading, since it implies that Flickr support has been integrated into MediaWiki, but as near as I can tell, it hasn't been. He ought to be recommending Magnus's tool, since that seems to be the only game in town right now. --Ppelleti (talk) 07:33, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Uploading directly from Flickr without downloading a file first is possible through the UploadWizard, but limited to Admins and license reviewers at the moment. Probably doesn't help you much, but might explain Bryan's message. --El Grafo (talk) 08:27, 24 August 2014 (UTC)


Jag fotograferar väldigt mycket och filerna är runt 10Mb stora, men har alltid upplevt detta problem om än nu bara extremt tydligare. Testa själva att ladda upp 4-5 stora bilder och se vad som sker när ni kommer till pupliceringsbiten (sista steget), det tar en evighet för mig (mitt internet är bra, kan streama och ladda upp bilderna på några sekunder osv utan problem) men just detta på Wikipedia är inte längre hållbart.

OM jag får igenom alla bilderna i uppladdningen vilket även den strular ibland, så kommer jag oavsett antal INTE få igenom dem på publiceringen. Nu laddar jag upp 3 bilder, det har hänt nada på 10min, snurrar och snurrar.

Jag tar tid innan att skriva bra förklaring till vem det är, vart det är osv. Nu skiter jag i allt sånt för jag får börja om varje gång med över hälften av bilderna pga att det "fastnar". Kan lämna datorn i 1h och bilder på totalt 50Mb är inte publicerade, det är inte okey eller hållbart.

Jag kan inte heller ladda upp en och en, då får jag sitta här resten av mitt liv

Hoppas ni kan hitta något fel på serverna eller så. Mvh Daniel Åhs Karlsson Danielåhskarlsson (talk) 07:34, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

See my comment above: For experienced users like you, who would like to upload larger amounts of images, stand-alone upload tools like Commons:VicuñaUploader can be an excellent alternative to the hassle of using this so-called Wizard. --El Grafo (talk) 11:18, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Licensing and infobox[edit]

Make the program to put information about licensing into the infobox in the field "| permission =". The result is a clean and organized page. Paulo RS Menezes (talk) 19:03, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

اجباری بودن شرح[edit]

اجباری بودن شرح باعث زحمت است. حداقل امکان شرح دسته جمعی فراهم شود Freshman404Talk 22:15, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Foto übertragen in die Seite Nierbach[edit]

Ich bemühe mich das Foto Nierbach Quellgebiet aus Commons in die Wiki Seite Nierbach enzufügen. Ich bitte um Hilfe Friedhelm Dröge (talk) 14:48, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

@Friedhelm Dröge: Normalerweise einfach mit
[[Datei:Nierbach Quellgebiet.JPG|miniatur|Bildbeschreibung]]
Wenn man's allerdings in die Infobox packen will, muss man sich erstmal mit de:Vorlage:Infobox Fluss auseinandersetzen. Habe mich mal dran versucht – hoffe, das passt so? --El Grafo (talk) 17:47, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Not user friendly[edit]

I have been trying to upload some images, from my own camera (not scans etc), and the current upload system seems cumbersome. There's something to be said for leaving things much as they are so we don't have to learn how to use the system every time we visit. MacRusgail (talk) 15:57, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi MacRusgail, and thank you for your contributions! You can still find the old, familiar upload forms at Commons:Upload. Cheers, LX (talk, contribs) 18:44, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. I did manage it eventually, but I don't upload that often so am not aware of all the changes.--MacRusgail (talk) 16:46, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

subir un archivo en word[edit]

No puedo enviar un archivo en word, porque no me lo aceptan. Ignoro el modo de poder hacerlo. Muchas gracias Jordigal (talk) 16:54, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Jordigal! It doesn't look like anyone who speaks Spanish is going to answer. We don't host Microsoft Word documents here. There are two main reasons for this:
  1. Microsoft Word files typically consist primarily of text. Wikimedia Commons is a media repository. We primarily host media files: images, video and audio. See Commons:Project scope/Summary/es.
  2. Microsoft Word typically uses a non-standard, proprietary legacy file format. Commons only hosts free content in free file formats. See Commons:File types. LX (talk, contribs) 15:10, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Defective feedback link[edit]

When I choose "Open in a new window" at the feedback link (Czech version: Názor na průvodce), it tries to open a page with external URL "Commons:Upload Wizard feedback" instead to deal with it as with internal link and to open the feedback page. ŠJů (talk) 23:38, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

WMF plans for 2014-15[edit]

Just to make it clear for the beginning, I have no idea what mw:UploadWizard#Goals is talking about. Numbering them for clarity, they are:

  1. engage more users to contribute media
  2. provide a smoother experience for all
  3. add more media content on our sites
  4. fix critical bugs, to make things work better
  5. Plan & discuss improvements
  6. Solve bugs & technical debt
  7. Improve the user experience
  8. Incremental code refactoring
  9. Develop new modal tool for other uses

2, 7 are empty words; 1, 5 are not concrete; 3 is not the UploadWizard's focus; 9 is uncomprehensible. In other words, I'd adore if the Wikimedia Foundation exclusively focused on 4+6 (they're the same thing) and 8. The rest is uncalled for. See also mailarchive:multimedia/2014-June/000602.html. --Nemo 14:55, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

caricamento non riuscito[edit]

Ho caricato piu fotografie con la descrizione ma non riesco mai ad inviarle Locos (talk) 19:36, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Locos, mi spiace! Ci aiuterebbe molto se ci dessi qualche informazione aggiuntiva, in particolare quale navigatore tu stia usando e che versione: per caso Internet Explorer? Hai provato anche in altri programmi, per esempio Firefox, e hai ottenuto lo stesso risultato? --Nemo 21:21, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Link to Upload Wizard Feedback from Special:UploadWizard does not work[edit]

(I had to work my way here manually) The link "commons:Upload_Wizard_Feedbak" that is behind the Feedback link on Special:UploadWizard does not work because (at least Firefox) interpretes "commons:" as a protocol scheme (as "http:" or "ftp:") isntead of a relative path--Hagman (talk) 19:01, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

As I mentioned above (23:38, 31 August 2014 (UTC)). --ŠJů (talk) 23:18, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
You have to left click the link, not open it a new tab. It works by loading some JavaScript dialog, it's not meant to be a link to this page. --Nemo 21:23, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
Isn't possible to define some more meaningful reaction when an user use the right click? An user uses the links naturally in standard ways, he can not suppose what "is not meant". The described reaction (open a new page with nonsense address) is not just OK. --ŠJů (talk) 19:36, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, I was merely describing how to work around it. TheDJ fixed it now, gerrit:158896 which will be live on September 16. --Nemo 14:10, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

אני מבקש הבהרה לגבי הערה[edit]

זכרו: בהעלאת הקובץ אתם מעניקים אישור לכל אחד להשתמש, להעתיק, לשנות ולמכור את תוכנו ללא אישור פרטני מכם? האם אני בעל זכויות היוצרים על הקובץ, גם לא מקבל תמורה עבור שימוש או מכירתו של הקובץ שלי? (גם אם נעשה בו שיווי מזערי כלשהו)? לויקיפדיה תרמתי ואני תורם מתצלומיי (ויש לי עשרות אלפי תצלומים יותר מ- 100.000), אך כאן אני מתנחם בכך שהתצלומים מגיעים לאנשים בקהילה מקומית בעוד שבוויקישיתוף אני כאומן אפילו לא יודע מה עשו ואם עשו בכלל ואיזשהו שימוש עשו בקובץ שלי. אני מבקש הסבר שאפשר יהיה להבין שלא מקפחים אותי Nassis (talk) 01:54, 5 September 2014 (UTC)


De knop volgende werkt niet als ik ale velden heb ingevuld. Christine710 (talk) 11:20, 8 September 2014 (UTC)


Hello. There is a distance between the liecenew and the categories --ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 19:09, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

nadie tiene derecho a borrar mi imagen[edit]

Richarharrow (talk) 17:52, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Not that I see what it has to do with the Upload Wizard, but yes, administrators do have the right to delete files that you've uploaded in accordance with Commons:Deletion policy and Commons:Administrators. LX (talk, contribs) 18:23, 9 September 2014 (UTC)


每次只要是点击了要共享的媒体文件就不动了,刷新和重新再来还是那个样子,请问ID是否被封? 13号线二期工程 (talk) 11:32, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

uploading image[edit]

Hi Whenever I attempt to upload my file for Dunamase Castle/Rock of Dunamase I get this message Rock_of_Dunamase.jpg <api-error-fileexists-forbidden> and it says none where successful Naturalblue (talk) 17:20, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi Naturalblue! That's a rather needlessly cryptic error message, but unfortunately it's quite representative of the mess that is the Upload Wizard. I think the message is Wizardese for "There is already a file named Rock of Dunamase.jpg on Commons. Please use a different name!" LX (talk, contribs) 17:39, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Why can't duplicate filenames be used if the extension is different?[edit]

Most of the work I do here is to vectorise raster images/diagrams etc. So it make sense to keep the same filename as the file I'm converting but just change the extension to .svg. Simple and easy you would think? Then why oh why does the UW insist that I use a different filename as one already exists? So now I have to try and think of an alternate name that is as close as possible to the other one so that they can be categorised as pairs. Seems like a lot of extra work for no apparent benefit. So, what's the chance of the UW taking into account differing extensions as a reason not to shout "duplicate, you can't do that". It's like the computer wants to say no! --Fred the Oyster (talk) 21:23, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

@Fred the Oyster: As far as I know, that's something only the UploadWizard does, so you could try Special:Upload instead. For derivative works of already existing files, the basic upload form might be even better because you can copy&paste most of the stuff from the source file's description page easily. --El Grafo (talk) 15:54, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Неправильное склонение числительных в русском при валидации[edit]

>>"В формах присутствуют 2 ошибок. Исправьте ошибки и попробуйте записать снова."

Должно быть: "2 ошибки" X-Pilot (talk) 11:59, 14 September 2014 (UTC)


yo quisiera de verdad que wikipedia sea más neutral en el caso de la politica Aksaloxo45 (talk) 02:38, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Château d'Emblève/Aywaille code DGO4 Sprimont/15[edit]

Emblève, non avec A mais avec un E, à cause des Elfes... Jean Maréchal (talk) 05:31, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

photos importées[edit]

comment faire pour légender les photos, s'il n'y a pas de légendes cela n'a pas grand intérêt Mick Beaulieu (talk) 04:18, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Vestiges de la chapelles de lameur à Pont Abbe[edit]

Endroit magique on peu pénétrer à l'intérieur dans lui calme mais avec la maison de retaite juste en face un havre de paix Septembre (talk) 23:40, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Der Token ist fehlerhaft.[edit]

interner Fehler: Der Token ist fehlerhaft. Oliver Freisenich (talk) 00:39, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Fallo al subir un SVG[edit]

Sospecho motivoː en el nombre puse una fecha con separador "/", aunque tampoco vi advertencias de lo contrario... Lo demás parecía normal, pero soy novato con Commons. Tenía 4 categorías, algunas no existentes.

Un saludo y gracias por la atención,

 Guarddon Guarddon (talk) 02:55, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Parador de turismo y vistas de Alcañiz[edit]

Lostrescientos300 (talk) 16:41, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Gracias por compartir!!![edit]

Paz y amor es todo lo que deseo al mundo!!! Carmen Diez (talk) 16:48, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Paz y amor a ti también, Carmen! CasteloBrancodiskuto 16:44, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

problem uploading svg[edit]

just encountered corrupt file or wrong file extentsion error after trying to upload (using upload wizard) a *.svg with the ff contents:


<?xml version="1.0" standalone="no"?> <!DOCTYPE svg PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD SVG 1.1//EN" ""> <svg xmlns="" xmlns:xlink="" version="1.1"

   width="258" height="258" 
   viewBox="-5 -5 265 265"> 


<g style="stroke:gray;stroke-width:5" >

   <rect x="0" y="0" width="258" height="258" fill="none" />
   <line x1="86" y1="0" x2="86" y2="258"/>
   <line x1="172" y1="0" x2="172" y2="258"/>
   <line x1="0" y1="86" x2="258" y2="86"/>
   <line x1="0" y1="172" x2="258" y2="172"/>


<script> //Based on a script by User:räph in with a demo at

 function drawCircle(xc,yc,a) {
   var i = 0;
   var circle = document.getElementById(a);
   var angle = -85;
   var radius = 30;     
   window.timer = window.setInterval(
   function() {
     angle -=5;  
     angle %= 360;
     var radians= (angle/180) * Math.PI;
     var x = xc + Math.cos(radians) * radius;
     var y = yc + Math.sin(radians) * radius;
     var e = circle.getAttribute("d");
     if(i==0) {
       var d = e+ " M "+x + " " + y;
     else {
       var d = e+ " L "+x + " " + y;
     if (angle === -90 && i !== 0) {
     circle.setAttribute("d", d);


<g style="stroke-width:8;stroke:#000000;fill:none;">

 <rect x="185" y="99" width="0" height="1" transform="rotate(45,185,107)">
   <set attributeName="width" from="0" to="77" begin="1s" dur="1s" fill="freeze"/>
 <rect x="245" y="99" width="0" height="1" transform="rotate(135,245,101)">
   <set attributeName="width" from="0" to="77" begin="2s" dur="1s" fill="freeze"/>


 <path d="" id="arc1" fill="none" stroke="red" stroke-width="8"/>
 <circle cx="129" cy="129" r="0">
   <animate onbegin='drawCircle(129,129,"arc1")' begin="3s" dur="1s" fill="freeze"/>

<g style="stroke-width:8;stroke:#000000;fill:none;">

 <rect x="13" y="99" width="0" height="1" transform="rotate(45,13,107)">
   <set attributeName="width" from="0" to="77" begin="5s" dur="1s" fill="freeze"/>
 <rect x="73" y="99" width="0" height="1" transform="rotate(135,73,101)">
   <set attributeName="width" from="0" to="77" begin="6s" dur="1s" fill="freeze"/>


 <path d="" id="arc2" fill="none" stroke="red" stroke-width="8"/>
 <circle cx="215" cy="215" r="0">
   <animate onbegin='drawCircle(215,215,"arc2")' begin="7s" dur="1s" fill="freeze"/>

<g style="stroke-width:8;stroke:#000000;fill:none;">

 <rect x="13" y="13" width="0" height="1" transform="rotate(45,13,21)">
   <set attributeName="width" from="0" to="77" begin="9s" dur="1s" fill="freeze"/>
 <rect x="73" y="13" width="0" height="1" transform="rotate(135,73,15)">
   <set attributeName="width" from="0" to="77" begin="10s" dur="1s" fill="freeze"/>


 <path d="" id="arc3" fill="none" stroke="red" stroke-width="8"/>
 <circle cx="129" cy="43" r="0">
   <animate onbegin='drawCircle(129,43,"arc3")' begin="11s" dur="1s" fill="freeze"/>

<g style="stroke-width:8;stroke:#000000;fill:none;">

 <rect x="13" y="185" width="0" height="1" transform="rotate(45,13,193)">
   <set attributeName="width" from="0" to="77" begin="13s" dur="1s" fill="freeze"/>
 <rect x="73" y="185" width="0" height="1" transform="rotate(135,73,187)">
   <set attributeName="width" from="0" to="77" begin="14s" dur="1s" fill="freeze"/>


<g stroke="yellow">

 <line x1="43" y1="13" x2="43" y2="245" stroke-width="0">
   <animate attributeName="stroke-width" to="10" begin="15s" dur="1s" fill="freeze"/>
   <animate attributeType="CSS" attributeName="opacity" from="1" to="0" dur="2s" repeatCount="indefinite"/>

</g> </svg>

END of *.svg CONTENTS[edit]

worked fine with my Mozilla (Firefox and Semaonkey) and Opera browsers. thanks for your attention!

Justineuro (talk) 07:13, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
The renderer doesn't support animated SVGs as far as I'm aware. PS, I put the SVG text into a code block for better clarity, hope you don't mind? --Fred the Oyster (talk) 10:21, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

photo wanted for sarles tavern, rte 100, Millwood NY[edit]

I live a couple of miles from where this building is shown on the map requesting images of historic buildings. I have fond memories of having a beer there after work at the IBM Lab across the street from my house.

Unfortunately, this building was torn down sometime after 1976. If you would like more details, I can probably find out the relevant dates from the town, or by knocking on the door of the closest house.

I have an 1867 map of virtually every building from New York to Albany,

Sincerely, Rod Hodgson Rodneythodgson (talk) 03:07, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Hello Rodneythodgson, this is not really the right page for requests like this. Suggest you try Commons:Picture requests. --El Grafo (talk) 12:37, 23 September 2014 (UTC)


Anscheinend gibt es keine Möglichkeit der hochgeladenen Datei einen neuen namen zu vergeben (?) Berthold Werner (talk) 13:50, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Es ist zumindest im Prinzip möglich, siehe Commons:File renaming bzw. Commons:Dateien verschieben. -- Juergen (talk) 14:26, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Uploading several files failed[edit]

I can't upload 7 files at once using upload wizard. Clicking "Next" after Description has no effect - doesn't work, no error message, no progress bar - nothing. This seems to be the same problem that other users reported above. I'll try Commons:Upload and write all the descriptions once more. -- Juergen (talk) 14:07, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

There are some alternative batch uploading tools listed at Commons:Upload tools#Standalone desktop applications, which may work better, but I haven't used them, so I can't vouch for them personally. LX (talk, contribs) 14:57, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Former step[edit]

it would be very nice if there would be the possibility to come back one or more steps, before finishing the upload. Ruthven (talk) 19:45, 23 September 2014 (UTC)


could you add a section for Iran? Zhinga91 (talk) 07:47, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Language of description by EXIF data[edit]

It takes now the description out of the EXIF data. That is quite good. But it always takes "english" als language in the drop-off-menu. So I have to change manually of all files the language. Actually I have "german" and not "english" in the preferences. It should preselect the language of the preferences in the drop-off-menu also when it imports the EXIF data description! --Micha (talk) 11:46, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

India / Other country not listed ?[edit]

India / Other country not listed ? Dineshbhavsar (talk) 13:55, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

wiki loves monuments[edit]

das hochladen über das kamerasymbol für den denkmalbewerb (zell am see, St. Hippolyth, Kath. Pfarrkirche funktioniert nicht mehr. Wald1siedel (talk) 16:02, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Information about uploads[edit]

There was some problem in internet connection. I want wikipedia to inform me through e mail about my uploads. I uploaded 26 photos of kinnaird college. Please inform if they have been included in the contest. Rukhsh (talk) 16:33, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

מסובך, מסורבל, לא ברור, וחבל[edit]

פשוט מתיש, צר לי. יש לי עשרות תמונות מאתרי מורשת ברחבי הארץ, והפעולות פה מוציאות את הנשמה, עם השמות, והקטגוריות, ועד שצלחתי את פתיחת החשבון. אם תוכלו לסייע, אשגר לכם ישירות. תודה, יפעת Yifat5 (talk) 14:16, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

este saite é muito agradavel de verdade[edit]

Eu elogio este saité de todo o caração é bom demais esses são os meus bons momento da vida. Matias joao msete (talk) 17:48, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

Que bom que gostou! CasteloBrancodiskuto 16:41, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

undesirable rotations[edit]

While uploading the wizard sometimes spontaneously rotates pictures which are already in portrait format. This seems to take some extra time, producing an unusable result... This behaviour is not consistent: it does not occur with all protrait images and if I keep retrying an upload without rotation is possible. Am I doing something wrong, or is this a bug? MarcoSwart (talk) 20:19, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

Examples? Most likely these images have been rotated by you using an improper program that doesn't remove the rotation tag from the image's Exif data. Windoze image viewer and some version from Apple are known for this.--Denniss (talk) 10:30, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Hochladen von Fotos per 5.10.14 - 24:00[edit]

Kann es sein, dass die Hochladezeit nicht auf Sommerzeit gestellt ist und tatsächlich ab 23:00 nicht mehr möglich war. 48 Fotos die ich bereits geladen hatte und um 23:00 noch umbenennen musste, wurden mit geänderter Bezeichnung ab 23:00 h nicht mehr geladen und meine Arbeit war umsonst. Bitte um Prüfung. Danke. mfg G. Gracy vie (talk) 21:31, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Komal Prasad Pokharel (talk) 10:40, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

I cant see the pictire I up load ,[edit]

I cant see the picture I up load , and the other steps apart, from uploading dont respond, or open on clicking them Edward baraka (talk) 10:51, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

What is missing with the titles?[edit]

Soorry I cannot understand what is not correct with my titles and how do you wanted these..? Thank you "" (talk) 14:55, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

You'll need to be a bit more specific, Mersina: What exactly were the titles that were refused (we need at least some examples) and what was the error message you got from that (if any). --El Grafo (talk) 17:47, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Как добавить фотографии в проект[edit]

Не получается добавить Свои фото на проект со склада вики!!!!!!!!!!!!! Помогите пожалуйста !!!!!!!!!!!!! Пытаюсь второй день!!!!!!!!!!!!! Василевс (talk) 11:09, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Not helpful[edit]

I think THIS is PD, as the facts are not copyrightable, and the rest does not meet the Threshold of originality (see here and) but the wizard is of no help WRT how to upload it and tag it appropriately. Elvey (talk) 18:50, 16 October 2014 (UTC)


Has mine title any meaning? Why? Thank you "" (talk) 15:58, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

choix de la licence[edit]

à partir du 2ème téléchargement, le wizard ne reconnaît plus automatiquement le choix pré-programmé de CC-0, et les images se retrouvent sous la licence CC-by-SA-4.0. Et impossible d'accéder au report de bogue... Jebulon (talk) 14:25, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Unwanted characters[edit]

I'm having problems while uploading some sound files (.ogg) with Upload Wizard. After adding the descriptions, cats, etc, i receive the message "Este título contém alguns caracteres indesejáveis. Remova-os, por favor." (en: "This title has some unwanted characters. Please remove them."). The files are named "Eo-dek", "Eo-deka", "Eo-dekaj", "Eo-dekajn", "Eo-dekan" and the message is displayed in all of them. I could upload "Eo-dudek" using Upload Wizard in the same computer (Win8+Opera 25.0). Where could be the problem? CasteloBrancodiskuto 16:38, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Also in Firefox 33.0 and Chrome 35.0.1916.114. Same files, same titles, same description and same error. Please help me, i have hundreds of files to upload, i need a tool to upload them (i'd take months to upload them one by one). Thanks in advance. CasteloBrancodiskuto 17:03, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
That probably means that at least one of your filenames contains one of these characters (mostly invisible characters). LX (talk, contribs) 18:18, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
I followed your tip (some messages above) and tried VicuñaUploader and there was no issues related to these same files and filenames. I will keep using Vicuña for now on, but it would be great if someone fix this bug in Upload Wizard, as it seems to be happening with other people. Thanks. CasteloBrancodiskuto 00:08, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Upload failure[edit]

Hi, I am Pronacampo9 - I tried to upload a graph in PDF yesterday, on the main Upload Wizard, but failed. I converted the PDF into jpg and png format, but these, too, fail to upload. Any idea what is wrong (or what I may be doing wrong). Many thanks - Pronacampo9 Pronacampo9 (talk) 08:05, 23 October 2014 (UTC)


Bom Dia a Todos do serviço Wikimedia Commons, tenho a informar que não consigo fazer envio de arquivos com mais de 100mb, não sei o que deve fazer para poder enviar arquivos com maior limite de tamanho, Agradeço se me responderem brevemente. Jonasse102 (talk) 14:31, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Mohamednor Yusuf Ibrahim Mohamed Ali[edit]

- born in Baidoa 1993 - graduated secondary School 2010- 2011 - joined a teacher training Program in BITT (in FPENS) معهد بنادر لتدريب المعلمين والمعلمات - joined University of Somalia (UNISO) as a technician "collage of engineering and computer science" and will graduated 2015 - 2016 - a teacher at different school with (physics, mathematics, science, Arabic, English, computer, customer service, web designing and many other programming languages)

Mohamednor Yusuf (talk) 23:19, 30 October 2014 (UTC)


Extranet  Intranet • An internal corporate network built using Internet and World Wide Web standards and products that allows employees of an organization to gain access to corporate information  Extranet • A network based on Web technologies that links selected resources of the intranet of a company with its customers, suppliers, or other business partners. • Extranets are becoming a very popular means for business partners to exchange information.  Virtual Private Network (VPN) • A secure connection between two points across the Internet

 Tunneling • The process by which VPNs transfer information by encapsulating traffic in IP packets and sending the packets over the Internet  Extranet System Architecture  Extranet • Connects two or more business partners • Like an intranet • Same software, hardware, and networking • Additional component:  Virtual Private Network (VPN)  Secure transmission of proprietary info  Firewalls – hardware devices with special software that prevent unauthorized access

• A network that links selected resources of the intranet of a company with its customers, suppliers, or other business partners. Extranet An extranet is a private network that uses Internet protocols, network connectivity, and possibly the public telecommunication system to securely share part of an organization's information or operations with suppliers, vendors, partners, customers or other businesses. An extranet can be viewed as part of a company's Intranet that is extended to users outside the company (e.g.: normally over the Internet). It has also been described as a "state of mind" in which the Internet is perceived as a way to do business with other companies as well as to sell products to customers. Briefly, an extranet can be understood as "a private intranet over the Internet". Criteria of internet, intranet and extranet

   Types of user

o Internet- anyone with internet access or LAN access. o Intranet- Authorized users only. o Extranet- group of organization which is given the authority to access.


o Internet- global access. o Intranet- private and limited to the organization. o Extranet- private and authorized outsider.

   Types of information

o Internet- all types of information. o Intranet- corporate and private information. o Extranet- shared among firms or groups which is given authorization according an agreement. Benefits of extranet and intranet Intranet Extranet  Sales and purchase can be done online  Increases communication bandwidth  Customer service via online  Information on an extranet can be updated, edited and changed instantly. All authorized users therefore have immediate access to the most up-to-date information.  Decreases the duration of marketing a product  Extranets can improve relationships with key customers, providing them with accurate and updated information  Increases knowledge sharing through websites

 Extranets allow organization or project information to be viewed at times convenient for business partners, customers, employees, suppliers and other stake-holders. This cuts down on meeting times and is an advantage when doing business with partners in different time zones.  Collective decision making which can improve the business process.  Extranets can improve organization productivity by automating processes that were previously done manually (e.g.: reordering of inventory from suppliers). Automation can also reduce the margin of error of these processes.

 Existence of virtual organization  Completes the transaction process  Paperless environment

Disadvantages of Extranets o The benefits of extranets, such as reduced time to market and cost of doing business, and faster access to partner information, may be outweighed by the costs—security, Web servers and development, legacy systems integration, ongoing support and maintenance. o Extranets require a large amount of IS time and energy, much more than what it takes to get an intranet or Web site up and running, which may place it at the bottom of the IS group's to-do list. o o Differences between an Extranet, an Intranet and the Internet? o First there was the Internet, which is available for everyone to use. Then businesses got smart and started developing their own intranets that used the same friendly Web interface but put up firewalls so that only employees could see the information on the site. Finally, the extranet was created. o It finds itself somewhere in between—there's still a firewall, but you allow only selected outsiders, such as business partners and customers, inside.

Mohamednor Yusuf (talk) 23:31, 30 October 2014 (UTC)