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I read Commons:Commonist#Commonist_on_Other_Wikis, but I did not found any wikis.txt-File in my Win7 32bit Installation. Communist 1.1.0 is downloaded and run. Is the description current? --DerVermesser (talk) 12:43, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Migrate a subset of images and descriptions without server access[edit]

I want to transfer a subset of images (category:...) _with_ their descriptions _without_ server access between two different wikis. Problem: The intern MediaWiki export does not provide export file descriptions together with images. All images are at a separate hard disk so I do not have to export them from the source wiki.

What I tried: 1. Export the file pages on source wiki (descriptions, no images) 2. Import them into target wiki 3. Upload images with Commonist ==> problem: error 'page exist'

Swapping 2. and 3. doesn't work too. MediaWiki doesn't import pages to existing images.

Is there any solution to merge existing file descriptions and images?

Thanks a lot --Tom Jac (talk) 13:29, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

How do I use plaintext for the description?[edit]

Obviously I don't want this: http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Elongated_circle_1030.svg&oldid=140552339 --NE2 (talk) 10:40, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

I am afraid getting Commonist to do what you want it to do is a bit of an artform. Its still the best tool we have got. I am not sure what you want to do.
Look at File:Rochester Castle Vista - Medway 8867.JPG this is part of a large upload that went into Category:Views from Rochester Castle keep. Look at the source code. I use two templates to transfer licenses and attribution (though you can hand write this
Author: {{User:ClemRutter/Attribution|other_authors=}}.
Permission: {{User:ClemRutter/Credit|camera=hs50|hdr=|pano=|pd=|gimp=|museum=}}.
I have added the location template to the left panel as it doesn't change. It goes in the source box.(counter-intuitive)
Source: {{self}}{{location dec|51.38941|0.50147}} .
The Description is made up of two bits: The general bit- which goes in the left panel
Description: Vista from the keep of {{w|Rochester Castle}}
And the specific bit that goes in right description box: This is coded as
    ;Hoo Common
    Over the Medway City Estate with Hoo Common behind 
So altogether we have
{{Information
|Description=Vista from the keep of {{w|Rochester Castle}}
;Hoo Common
Over the Medway City Estate with Hoo Common behind
|Source={{self}}{{location dec|51.38941|0.50147}}
|Date=2014-06-12 12:10:39
|Author={{User:ClemRutter/Attribution|other_authors=}}
|Permission={{User:ClemRutter/Credit|camera=hs50|hdr=|pano=|pd=|gimp=|museum=}}
|other_versions=
}}
Yes there are other ways and you will see other methods in the same upload.
bHave fun. If your user name is part of your UK post code I will be up around Grainger Park this weekend- so a meetup is possible. --ClemRutter (talk) 17:25, 25 November 2014 (UTC)