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Some bugs in generating the file history during renaming?

I don't know if there is any bugs about the renaming function because in the file history table generated by the bot in the new file, the column title named as "url" disappeared (compared to the table shown above in November), but the content still exists. (e.g. File:THSR Taoyuan OCC exterior.jpg) Thanks for help!--Altt311 (talk) 16:51, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

there are two tables, I only have a url field in the page history, not the file history. the error is coming from a bug in the resolution field it looks like. Betacommand 22:10, 12 April 2009 (UTC)


My thanks for pointing that out to me; I'm planning on renaming a whole host of military images, which currently only have a DOD serial number as their title. Trusted user status will make that a lot easier. Sarcastic ShockwaveLover (talk) 08:59, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

You may want to comment here. I'd certainly appreciate your feedback and suggestions. Sarcastic ShockwaveLover (talk) 12:24, 16 April 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for the tip regarding the file extension on the image. I'm not sure I even noticed the .jpeg .jpg difference to be honest. --Kevmin (talk) 21:13, 16 April 2009 (UTC)


Hi. I noticed in this image and a few others a problem today. The rename-tag contained F/A-18F after launch from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72).jpg. The talk-page was moved to that name but the image was moved to A-18F after launch from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72).jpg. Then the Bot changed the rename-tag to the badname-tag with F/A-18F after launch from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72).jpg, where the file was not moved to (only the talk page). Another user just put them that way to the Commons-Delinker who replaced them. The result was that in Wikipedia there were a few articles with red links, because it seems the CommonsDelinker does trust the admin to tell him where the file really is. -- Cecil (talk) 22:01, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Mediawiki truncates files with / in them. thats where that error comes from. I thought I added a check to prevent that. Betacommand 22:24, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
I was wondering why my gallery had those redlinks. Is there any way to avoid this error? There are around a dozen other images in my gallery that will have F/A-18 in the title, and a large but unknown number in commons that will be renamed if my proposal is enacted. Sarcastic ShockwaveLover (talk) 11:07, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Files that will be affected: File:081211-F-7823A-340.JPG, File:081205-N-5386R-007.jpg, File:081122-N-9900B-005.jpg, File:F-18 carrier launch DN-SD-06-03578.JPEG, File:FA-18F FOD walk-down 070814-N-1281H-130.JPEG, and File:Fighter Attack aircraft 18 Hornet flight deck USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) 081113-N-6538W-148.jpg. Sarcastic ShockwaveLover (talk) 11:14, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

intstead of / use - I know its not perfect but its the best option I can think of. Ive double checked and ensured that any further request with / in the title should get an invalid target error to avoid this issue. Hope that helps. Betacommand 15:01, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
Im going to amend that. all request with / or \ will be converted to -. Betacommand 15:09, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
I might just use FA-18. Seems to be a precedent with some other images. Sorry to bother you more, but where would I look for advice and tutorials on how to write a bot? Sarcastic ShockwaveLover (talk) 15:49, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
I've changed the above files to FA-18. Sarcastic ShockwaveLover (talk) 16:10, 17 April 2009 (UTC)
Are you a computer programmer? if not creating a bot is a bad idea. if you have ideas for bots let me know Ill see if I can write it for you. Betacommand 01:49, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

Don`t worry, I'm not planning on going off and (badly) programming a bot that will create havoc. I'm slowly learning the ins and outs of Wiki, and at some time in the future I would like to get involved with the bot side of things (though I realise it's not something one enters into lightly. As for my programming experience, I've dabbled in C++ and Visual Basic. Not much I know, but I hope to learn more as I go along.

Also, a qualification to my earlier statement about formatting. 98% of US Military images are named for (or contain the) DOD serial number. Inevitably, there are pictures that have been named differently, and I'll hunt those down individually. If you can give me a list of the pictures containing names in the above two formats, and the community agrees it's a good idea, we can eliminate a large number of problem images. Sarcastic ShockwaveLover (talk) 11:25, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

Rename failed

What does the rename keep failing for these files I added?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by FieldMarine (talk • contribs) 02:02, April 17, 2009 (UTC)

I forgot that commons accepts pdf files, I did not have that listed in my list of acceptable file names. /me goes to add them. Betacommand 15:05, 17 April 2009 (UTC)


Please look here (Geograv) and here. Thanks. Rauenstein (talk) 22:13, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Ive had an admin change the page accordingly. Betacommand 22:21, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Re: Commons Image renaming

Thanks for the idea. However, I have less then 200 edits in Commons, therefore I am not approvable yet. - Xbspiro (talk) 02:58, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

poke an admin. 200 is a rule of thumb. my thoughts are if you can show common sense there is no reason not to be approved. Betacommand 16:59, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

Renaming files

¿Why I got the message?: "Rename failed. needs confirmation" on File:Tlacuache01.jpg, regards --Cvmontuy (talk) 01:40, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

Left a full explanation on your talk page. Betacommand 16:55, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

More renaming fun.

I went to rename this file, and despite having now been added to the approved users list, I recieved the following error:

You do not have permission to do that, for the following reasons:

   * You do not have permission to move files.
   * Cannot move pages in namespace "File"

Is this supposed to happen? Sarcastic ShockwaveLover (talk) 21:29, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

you cannot use the normal "Move" tab, instead just use the rename template and the bot will rename it for you. Betacommand 21:40, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Sigh* What a stupid question. If I could move it with that button, what would be the point of MediaMoveBot? Sorry Beta, I work the night shift, and while it allows me to get lots of Wiki-ing done, it comes at the cost of a few brain cells. Sarcastic ShockwaveLover (talk) 17:10, 28 April 2009 (UTC)