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I wish to change the horizontal size of an elevate symbol. Liook at this template and open the second collapsed section. The left bridge looks washed away, and right - accurate.--AndreyA (talk) 14:46, 4 May 2010 (UTC)--AndreyA (talk) 14:53, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Wrong: <path d="M 120,0 V 500 M 380,0 V 500" stroke="#80a080" stroke-width="60" />
True: <path d="M 125,0 V 500 M 375,0 V 500" stroke="#80a080" stroke-width="60" />
Nope, it' the other way round. When creating hWSTR I used exactly the same parameter values as in (W)BRÜCKE! Obviously the WBRÜCKEa-ELEV thing is broken! axpdeHello! 10:22, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Old BS DR's

There is a bunch of Bahnstrecke icons in Category:Deletion requests January 2010 that you might want to close. Regards, /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 07:24, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

As you might have noticed I already deleted 40 obsolete BSicons ... axpdeHello! 07:33, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
You seem to have gotten sidetracked (pun intended). Anyway, these cases are very simple, nominations of own work by Wiebvl. And I am informing you, because these DRs are not listed in the deletion logs. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 07:56, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
Oh really? Sorry if I sound ironically, but you participated in my admin candidature where Túrelio demured I might be too focussed on BSicons, and on my user page I wrote that I did the most of my contributions here on those.
Telling me to delete some BSicons is the same as telling Lionel Messi to score some goals!
Concerning your apprehensions I might not be aware of those DR ... we have our own system to list all delete candidates! Regards axpdeHello! 16:55, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

To be deleted

All usage is suspended for these icons. Wiebevl (talk) 23:04, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Some of those icons still exist in userspace, e.g. when people are preparing new articles. I hesitate to delete those icons without warning ... hmmm ... axpdeHello! 15:24, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
And a bit tricky to update the userspace indeed, however the deletion requests are at least 2 months old for most of them. Wiebevl (talk) 16:38, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
I don't like to change those userspace trials, code is crappy and some pages probably won't ever get into article namespace. On the other hand, they didn't get any warning ... #sigh# axpdeHello! 16:52, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
Hmmm, File:BSicon vABZlf.svg is still in use, see Special:GlobalUsage/BSicon vABZlf.svg, File:BSicon vABZrg.svg as well, see Special:GlobalUsage/BSicon vABZrg.svg! axpdeHello! 23:07, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
This is strange, because when opening the page and searching the code, they can't be found. Is this caching on pages using templates? Wiebevl (talk) 23:24, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
en:OpenBVE Network West Midlands routes map doesn't even exist anymore! Weird!! axpdeHello! 23:30, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
P.S.: Please don't remove the old deletion request, those files should be closed as well!! axpdeHello! 23:15, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
ok I won't Wiebevl (talk) 23:24, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Hope you don't get too bored with the deletion requests. But there are some new ones, I checked them on usage and only came around generated lists :-) Wiebevl (talk) 20:15, 17 May 2010 (UTC)


Falls du dich gewundert hast warum der CommonsDelinker bei WikibooksL.jpg nicht funktioniert hat: Wenn Bilder in Vorlagen eingebunden sind, ersetzt der CD die Bilder zwar dort, kann sie aber nicht in den Artikeln verändern; außerdem braucht es wg. des caches bis zu 48h bis solche Bilder nicht mehr beim Global Use erscheinen. Grüße --DieBuche (talk) 19:21, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Als leidgeprüfter Ersetzer von BSicons (die auch gerne mal für Vorlagen verwendet werden) ist das ein alter Hut. Ich zähle einfach die Anzahl der Vorlageneinbindungen und vergleiche sie mit der Anzahl der übrig gebliebenen links im global usage ... wenn's passt lösche ich auch schon vorher, dann liegt's nämlich nur am replication lag des toolservers.
Im Fall von File:WikibooksL.jpg sieht die Sache dummerweise noch etwas anders aus. Ich wollte in den Vorlagen händisch das jpg gegen das png austauschen, aber egal was ich versucht habe, es wurden immer nur Fehler angezeigt. Daher habe ich die Datei dann doch lieber wieder hergestellt, bevor mir noch jemand auf's Dach steigt, weil die Vorlagen nicht mehr laufen. Aber ärgern tut's mich schon, weil ich nicht genau weiß, warum es nicht funktioniert ... ;-) Gruß axpdeHello! 22:37, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
Merkwürdig. Vielleicht wird die Datei irgendwo tiefer im System verwendet. KA, aber stören tut sie ja erstmal nicht--DieBuche (talk) 22:53, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
Nee, daran lags nicht, ich habe den Ort gefunden, an dem die Datei aufgerufen wird, irgendeine Art partieller Überdeckung, aber da scheinen nur jpg zu funktionieren, aber keine pngs ... #shrug# axpdeHello! 23:03, 11 May 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for upgrading my user rights :-) What can I do with autopatrol? Wiebevl (talk) 19:39, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

I noticed several admins upgrading trusted users so I thought you are experienced enough as well. Please don't ask me what exactly Commons:Patrol does, it seems to differ from our German system: If on de-WP the last edit wasn't (auto-)patrolled, e.g. an IP or a rather new user, you'll get the last patrolled edit when loading that article with a little hint right on top where you can get to latest version. Here on commons I frankly see no difference between a patrolled page and one that isn't ... #shrug#
Autopatrol pretty much says all what it's about, your edits are automatically patrolled. If you want to patrol unpatrolled edits, you might want to consult Commons:Requests for rights there you can apply for rollback as well. axpdeHello! 22:30, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
Thanks :-) Wiebevl (talk) 08:17, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Please allow for at least a week of discussion

On the occasion of your closing Commons:Deletion requests/Files of User:A. Wagner as delete. The only vote until now was to keep these versions. Do you actually care about consensus at all? /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 22:16, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

All files were tagged to speedy delete. I compared each file with its duplicate, both looked the same so I deleted them. On the very last file the duplicate target was wrong to I checked the regular deletion request:
  • One vote by User:A. Wagner (uploader!) was to delete those JPGs.
  • One vote by User:Trycatch was to delete the jpgs instead.
  • You participated in this DR but didn't vote at all.
In the end it was my decision which one to keep ... 2:1 for the jpgs, which is a consensus even though on a small base! axpdeHello! 22:26, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, if you are quick enough, it's possible to get 2:0 "consensus" in any deletion nomination. Trycatch (talk) 05:36, 14 May 2010 (UTC)
Once again: All picture were tagged speedy delete and I deleted them on the base of Commons:Deletion policy#Speedy deletion! axpdeHello! 10:32, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
  • "smaller in size but same quality (visual inspection)" JPEG is a lossy format, how do you think it's possible to compress an existing JPEG image to 30%-50% of original size without any loss in quality? Enlarge the images and you'll see that quality, in fact, differs drastically. Trycatch (talk) 05:36, 14 May 2010 (UTC)
Both sets of files had been uploaded by the same user, who explicitely asked to remove the JPG ones. I compared both at a readable size and I could read both scans! That's why I deleted as requested by the uploader! axpdeHello! 10:32, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
Axpde: I had participated to ask what duplicates A.Wagner was referring to. I had not yet compared these files, but I assumed that Trycatch was right, because A.Wagner did not contest his observation. Policy is to allow at least e week for discussion. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 06:38, 14 May 2010 (UTC)
And a third time: All picture were tagged speedy delete and I deleted them on the base of Commons:Deletion policy#Speedy deletion! axpdeHello! 10:32, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
I hope that we talking about the problem (deletion of higher quality scans), not about wikilawyering stuff. Trycatch (talk) 06:38, 16 May 2010 (UTC)
As said before all jpgs are clearly readable, so I deleted as requested by the uploader. axpdeHello! 06:42, 16 May 2010 (UTC)
They are readable, but considerable lower quality: Q=50 instead of Q=90. At the same time Help:Scanning#PNG vs. JPEG recommends to "don't go under 85 or so (and keep it between 95-99 unless file size issues force you to go lower)". I've invited the uploader: User talk:A. Wagner#Commons:Deletion requests/Files of User:A. Wagner.. Trycatch (talk) 07:01, 16 May 2010 (UTC)
Hmmm, unfortunaly jpegs only tell their sizes but not their qualities. And even at full size (1.965×2.595) the file looks fine ... that's why I don't understand what we are talking about at this place! axpdeHello! 07:08, 16 May 2010 (UTC)
I've used jpegdump tool ( to get compression quality information. It's very old, and works only with short file names, but works fine. "And even at full size (1.965×2.595) the file looks fine": Magnify and you'll see numerous annoying JPEG artifacts, including blocking and ringing: [1]. Trycatch (talk) 08:07, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

I beg your pardon for the problems with my deletion requests. The reason for this is the requierement of an unitary extension of .jpg, because the majority of the files of the category Deutsches Reichsgesetzblatt 1874 have this extension. The extension .JPG is the an result of an error of my PC. I have changed this files with the extension .JPG in .jpg only in the name of the file and uploaded the same files with .jpg at the second time. This is the reason for the deletion request for the duplicate files with .JPG and i have to thank for the deletion. Greetings from Saxony from --A. Wagner (talk) 10:51, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

Village pump

"Pictures of me" is completely unambiguous in English. The person using the phrase is saying they are the subject of the picture. - Jmabel ! talk 23:31, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

You're perfectly right. But on commons people of different native tongues come together and not all of them speak perfect English. I just wanted to avoid misconceptions ;-) axpdeHello! 06:51, 16 May 2010 (UTC)


Tag, während deine Schützungen der ganzen DSC-Dateien zwar vollkommen in Ordnung waren, sind sie eigentlich nicht nötig. Über die Titleblacklist werden alle Dateien, die mit „DSC“ anfangen und darauf nur Zahlen und/oder Leerzeichen folgen, vom Hochladen geblockt. Gibt noch einige andere häufig vorkommende Kameradateinamen, die dadrüber auch direkt geblockt sind, so kann man sich leicht zahllose Schützungen sparen. --The Evil IP address (talk) 22:03, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Ok, wieder was dazugelernt :) Danke für den Tipp! Gruß axpdeHello! 05:33, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Mixed icon mess

moved to Talk:BSicon/Renaming/Archive 1#Mixed icon mess

Admin's noticeboard

You are mentioned here. Please share your thoughts, thanks. ZooFari 00:52, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Well, you mentioned me there ... answered there! axpdeHello! 07:18, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

TUSC token 6fbc46f45327d10b9dbc0e2b1f659de1

I am now proud(?) owner of a TUSC account! axpdeHello! 07:40, 22 May 2010 (UTC)


File:2008-09-03 ryedale rail -006.JPG - i thought when I did the rename, I thought it simply put a re-direct - did I do something wrong? SatuSuro (talk) 11:15, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

No, renaming is ok, I just removed the unused redirect as this is quite non-descriptive. Regards axpdeHello! 11:17, 22 May 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for that - although I have been around for a short time as admin - thanks for pointing that out - maybe some of the more incomprehensible number titles that get redirects - I should delete as a matter of course... SatuSuro (talk) 11:19, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

File redirect after rename discussion

Could you pop over here and join the discussion about when file redirects should be preserved? Thanks. --99of9 (talk) 11:51, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

Done, thanks for notifying! axpdeHello! 11:56, 22 May 2010 (UTC)


Please restore the above file and delete File:AppleSketchWithWorm.svg‎. I made a mistake in the file name so I reuploaded it under a new name. -FASTILY (TALK) 04:55, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Can't see any mistake. No need to include the resolution in the filename as we store only one version of each file ... axpdeHello! 11:50, 23 May 2010 (UTC)
I'd prefer my work to be used under the file name with the resolution. -FASTILY (TALK) 18:50, 23 May 2010 (UTC)
If it's an SVG why is the resolution so important? ZooFari 18:52, 23 May 2010 (UTC)
... and what does "ppx" mean?!? To be honest, we're adjusting filenames to get rid of those pixel descriptions, so your request would be counterproductive ... axpdeHello! 19:35, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Danke für dein "talkpage-watching" während meiner Abwesenheit. --Túrelio (talk) 08:41, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

Ehrensache :) axpdeHello! 13:28, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

Category:Icons for railway descriptions/obsolete redirect

Hi Axpde, do you want me to add Category:Icons for railway descriptions/obsolete redirect to BSicon redirects from files I move? ZooFari 21:16, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Well, that will be very kind of you if you do so. I'm working hard on reducing the total number of "BSicons" and it's easier to find those when categorized properly! Regards axpdeHello! 21:27, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
Did I hear CommonsDelinker won't process BSicons? There's massive requests on the talk page, mostly from me and another user, regarding those types of files. If not, why waste time adding them, plus the renaming job of BSicons would have been done ;). ZooFari 01:42, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
I doubt it would process them - it likely works via finding File: or File: prefixes on pages. -mattbuck (Talk) 02:20, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Most occurances of BSicons are within {{BS}}-templates, instead of File:BSicon STR.svg you'll find {{BS|STR|...}} – so CD won't find the link to the icon. Therefore I'm doing those substitutions by "hand" or to be more precise by help of the filter proxy proxomitron. Regards axpdeHello! 18:01, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Naming of "bridge" BSicons

moved to Talk:BSicon/Renaming/Archive 1#Naming of "bridge" BSicons


Hi! Perhaps you would like to take a look at this edit [2]. It seems some one moved and asked CommonsDelinker to rename. Then you moved back but Delinker still replaced the file. So now we have red links. :-) --MGA73 (talk) 16:42, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Strange ... I deleted the old Kranich.jpg and moved the other file to avoid CD ... don't know why Turelio ordered CD to move the files ... sorry! axpdeHello! 15:25, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

This edit of yours looks confused. - Jmabel ! talk 18:30, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing ... dunno what I was thinking about ... ;-) axpdeHello! 20:02, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

File:Sudoku Logikmuster A.jpg gelöscht

Hi Axpde (mit nur einem e :-) ), du hast File:Sudoku Logikmuster A.jpg gelöscht. Wieso? Ein jpg kann nur selten ein dup. eines svgs sein. In diesem Fall war es sogar die Quelle für das svg und sollte auch daher erhalten bleiben. Siehst du das irgendwie anders? Ist Auswahl zwischen mehreren Bildversionen schlecht?

"(Lösch-Logbuch) . . Axpde (Diskussion | Beiträge) hat „File:Sudoku Logikmuster A.jpg“ gelöscht (Exact or scaled down duplicate: File:Logicmuster A.svg)"

Viele Grüße --Saibo (Δ) 02:19, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Hallo Saibo,
zunächst einmal war die Datei mit {{duplicate}} versehen und stand somit in einer der Wartungskategorien für "speedy delete". Darüber hinaus war die Datei nicht im Gebrauch, die Voraussetzungen zur Schnelllöschung waren also gegeben.
Bei der Datei an sich handelte es sich um ein Schema aus flächigen und scharf abgetrennten Farben mit hohem Kontrast, was systembedingt durch ein jpg (Fouriertransformationen) nicht sinnvoll dargestellt werden kann. In so einem Fall ist ein png (oder anderes Bitmap) oder svg eindeutig sinnvoller darstellbar. Daher habe ich den Löschantrag durchgeführt und die in diesem Fall überflüssige Kopie gelöscht. Gruß axpdeHello! 12:38, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
Hallo Axpde, sicher jpg ist nicht optimal für eine solche Grafik - aber es ist ja bei weitem nicht so, dass man nichts erkennen kann. Es ist mir jetzt nicht wichtig um dieses Bild, ich finde es nur generell komisch, dass Bitmapgrafiken gelöscht werden, nur weil es ein svg gibt. Dann hoffe ich mal, dass nicht allzuviele Leute solche Bilder speedy-taggen, wenn du in dieser Weise ausführst. ;-) Viele Grüße --Saibo (Δ) 01:59, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
Ich lösche sicherlich nicht leichtfertig, aber bei einfachen Graphiken, deren "Schöpfungshöhe" zu Recht bezweifelt werden darf, müssen wir nun wirklich nicht mehrere Versionen der gleichen Datei behalten. Gruß axpdeHello! 06:05, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

Blocked user

Hello Axpde!

Please leave him a "Blocked"-message so that he/she knows about his fate. --High Contrast (talk) 10:05, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

Is there any "pre verbalised" template for this? What else should I tell him aside the facts shown on his user (talk) page? Hmmm ... axpdeHello! 12:16, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
There are some of "pre verbalised" templates. They can be found here. Well, I think the user needs to know how long he/she is blocked but this can easily inserted in one of the "blocked"-templates. --High Contrast (talk) 15:27, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the hint, {{Blocked}} does exactly what I needed ... and so obviously named! Should have hit on it by myself ;-) Made use of it blocking User:Bioniccente for personal harassment ... you should have a look at his spanish user page (at the bottom). Regards axpdeHello! 10:21, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Batch deletions of replaced, delinked unused images.

First, thanks for granting me renaming rights for my uploads. It really helps dyslexics like myself. :-). I also replaced all the poor quality images in the first volume, and I am facing the task of deleting the old de-linked and unused images. I created a list of images to be deleted and posted this in the talk page of the volume HERE. Is there a way to eliminated these, and future volumes' discards in batch mode? I am looking at a total of about 1,000 images to be replaced. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Ineuw talk page on 17:43, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

First of all, I prefer renaming files rather than uploading a new file and deleting the old one. It's no problem to replace the old file with a better scan as long as the content is exactly the same. And that's why I declined to speedy delete the old file with the textline below because this line is missing in the new version. You should rather use regular deletion request, I'd like to hear some other votes before I delete a picture I'm not familiar with ... same with multiple deletes, you may want to place a Mass deletion request! But as said before, I'd prefer replacing the old file (plus renaming if applicable). axpdeHello! 18:37, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. FYI, the images were not only renamed but they were also grayscaled and cleaned up. Otherwise they are identical. To this end, I created a table of the old and new file name relationships to demonstrate. Also, there are no other pages in the wiki universe that use these images, other than the Wikisource project and there will be no other votes, other than my own. I will also explore the mass delete request as you suggested.Ineuw talk page on 23:52, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
Sad enough if you're the only one interested in this topic :( It's just that some text lines are cropped as well and I don't want to judge whether this line might be of interest later on ... The table you mentioned above will be a good start for the mass deletion request and if you manage to asure us, that we don't lose information by deleting the old versions, it will be so ... Regards axpdeHello! 07:00, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Cropping of the texts were made at the suggestion of other editors (some of whom are also Wikisource administrators), and have a better sense for aesthetics than yours truly. The texts appeared twice because they were also proofread and inserted below the images, so there was a duplication. Initially, being unsure, I kept it for identification, but it was unnecessary because like they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Please see HERE and HERE.

As of this writing, I also completed the upload of the volume 2 replacement images, and after re-linking is completed, I will place the image comparison table on the category talk page. Thanks.Ineuw talk page on 14:18, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

What do you talk about "a better sense for aesthetics"?!? That's not the topic! axpdeHello! 19:25, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

I am not sure what you mean, but the first set of images were my first attempt. They were extracted from the .djvu files and the yellow of the images were not pleasing to anyone. The new images are from the original Internet Archives .jp2 files and the resolution is much higher quality and grayscaled.Ineuw talk page on 00:55, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

You said: "... other editors ... have a better sense for aesthetics than yours truly." With this you alleged that I have no sense for aesthetics although I already said background color is not the topic!!! I criticise the cropped text lines!!! axpdeHello! 15:31, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Apology for my unclear response. I meant editors (proofreaders) at Wikisource, not you. "Yours truly" is an old style reference to myself. After all I am proofreading text of 19th life! Also, I am a lot older than you think I am. :-) Sorry again. Ineuw talk page on 18:39, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

P.S: About using yours truly. Ineuw talk page on 18:42, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Ok, now I have to apologize for my unsufficient knowledge of English phrases, sorry for misunderstanding. Haven't thought about your age yet ... but I'm not the youngest myself ;-) axpdeHello! 18:53, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

ACC off-use colour?

moved to Talk:BSicon/Icon geometry and SVG code neatness#exACC

Commons:Superseded images policy

Could you please read Commons:Superseded images policy and not delete non svg images as dupes of svg images like you did at File:Dutch rating 16.png? Thank you, Multichill (talk) 18:18, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

Well, those {{PD-ineligible}}-files bear no threshold of originality, so what's the sense in keeping different copies of the same picture? If you like I won't delete superseeded pngs with an obvious threshold of originality, but a simple white sixteen in a black circle?!? axpdeHello! 19:18, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
Just don't supersede at all. If you want to read all the arguments why this was banned, start here. If you want to have properly licensed in scope files deleted you have to file a deletion request. Multichill (talk) 20:12, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
As long as we have the {{duplicate}} template, I will delete exact or down-sized duplicates even if those are properly licensed and in scope. That's what this template is made for! axpdeHello! 13:24, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

k-type BSicons

I checked all k-type icons in the obsolete category and they have been replaced by new ones. Therefore I relocated them to the delete candidate category. It may be that there is some caching, especially in the case of templates (Russian and English wiki), so that it appears they are still in use. Tschüs! Wiebevl (talk) 11:37, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

I'll care for those. Dank je wel! axpdeHello! 16:29, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Deleting replaced images

Hi Axpde. I completed the upload of new, clear images to replace my original yellowed uploads of the Wikisource Popular Science Monthly project. To help identification, I created tables in the category talk pages of Volumes 1 to 10 (There were only 10 volumes with such images.) for the images to be deleted like here: Category talk:Popular Science Monthly illustrations/Volume 1.

Could you please advise what is needed to have the old images deleted, because this would help me identify any omissions. Thanks in advance.Ineuw talk page on 15:21, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

First of all: Impressive work, congratulations!
Especially the sophisticated file names!
Many pictures are identical (aside the whitened background), so there shouldn't be any problem. But many other pictures are cropped, i.e. the text line(s) are gone, thus the pictures are not "identical". I don't feel experienced enough to judge whether those captions should be kept or not, so I suggest to start a Mass deletion request with a link to those category talk pages, main concern:
“Are those new pictures allowed to be regarded as "identical" (and thus the old ones be deleted) or not?”
Regards axpdeHello! 09:40, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

File:Übersichtskarte Loveparade Duisburg 2010.jpg

Wenn du Karten von OpenStreetMap verarbeitest kannst du das Produkt nur unter CC-by-sa lizenzieren. Siehe dazu auch den Lizenzhinweis bei OSM. Ansonsten muss das Bild als Urheberrechtsverletzung wieder gelöscht werden. --Don-kun (talk) 17:33, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

Aber sie ist doch CC-by-sa lizensiert, ich habe nur wie üblich "nc" ergänzt ... axpdeHello! 20:37, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
share-alike heißt, dass du die Lizenz nicht verändern darfst. Auch kein nc ergänzen. Auf Deutsch: "Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen". --Don-kun (talk) 03:52, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
Na gut, bevor das Ärger gibt ... Danke für den Hinweis! Gruß axpdeHello! 08:32, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

File:Dhanushkodi rail transport ruin.jpg

Hi. Please see the image rename request here. Thanks. --Vssun (talk) 05:27, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Already done by User:Hekerui, will delete the wrong redirect ... axpdeHello! 09:32, 29 July 2010 (UTC)


... be careful when you are applying unfair blocks. I was sysop here once, so the issue I had a new rare block entry annoys me a bit. Thank you. Kordas (sínome!) 00:15, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

First thing I saw was a deletion of some 20 kB of talk entries with an unfriendly comment which was denounced by your personal foe. In combination with several preceding warnings by Huib I blocked you because of vandalism. Please believe me I was embarrassed when I found out, that you just corrected a mistake by your special antagonist, and that's why I unblocked you immediately. You could have avoided the block just by commenting according Commons:Project scope/Neutral point of view! Sorry. axpdeHello! 07:09, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
I understand what you say, and I only wanted you understood me. Think about my surprise when I saw the duplicated text, and when I checked I was block because of its correction, it was a little distressing. Also, you're right, may be I must choose other words in such comment, but I was in the middle of (by moments) a hard discussion, and freaking out about such edition. Then, no big deal, since my block record has been inaugurated before you appear. Regards, Kordas (sínome!) 09:24, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
Sometimes at the climax of a crosstalk it costs quite an effort to stay calm and keep an objective view, I've been into this several times. But usually it pays back to pause for a moment, breath deeply and then write something you'd agree with even if not (emotionally) involved.
It's hard to talk about a topic causing emotions rise high. At our student(!) parliament in Duisburg we had a leftist party that broke into three fractions on the question whom to support, the Israelites or the Palestinians ... although it's not up to a student parliament to discuss those topics!
My suggestion: Omit all emotions, try to stay calm and talk matter-of-fact ... Regards axpdeHello! 17:03, 10 August 2010 (UTC)


The activity for the last quarter is revealing isn't it! (I try and get "all time" but it often fails). There are so many with maybe 10 actions of less. Regards --Herby talk thyme 17:25, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Well, I'm admin for some three months and my "admin actions count" is far beyond 2000. 10 admin actions is ridiculous, I'd need at most a quarter of an hour to get those ... with a tea break in between ;-) I really can't understand why people get upset about it. Maybe it's all about the "status" ... Regards axpdeHello! 17:37, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
That is certainly the way it looks to me. (& I would agree with the actions in quarter of an hour - not sure if I can manage a tea break too - I must be slower than you...:)) --Herby talk thyme 17:56, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
Well, my computer is rather lame, but some of our top scorers delete about five files per minute! :-O And my tea breaks are quite short since I don't like tea ;-)) axpdeHello! 18:10, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

interesting icon

What do you think of this one: 40px
Apart from being a tunnel icon and the obvious missing 't' and 'h' instead of the 'q' suffix in the name, I dont't think we want to go this way with horizontal parallel lines. Could you please delete this monstrosity? ;-) Wiebevl (talk) 19:50, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Which icon ?-) axpdeHello! 23:52, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
 :-) Wiebevl (talk) 06:50, 13 August 2010 (UTC)


This post at an/u should have been archived a long time ago. It got out of hand. It does not belong there. Let it stay archived and later move to archive, otherwise, it will never end. Thanks.--Mbz1 (talk) 00:16, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

I know what you mean. But this community consists of (hopefully intelligent) individuals. None of us is entitled to restrict the free exchange if opinions, of course only as long as noone gets personally attacked. Everything elso would be censorship, ok?
P.S.: Nice scan on you user page ;-) Regards axpdeHello! 10:04, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

bot Lucia Bot

Thank you for your help, I was very worried about this mess. I'm removing the {{{delete}}} that bot added in the pictures! Truu (talk) 23:59, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Lucia Bot

Since I'm not a crazy noob in commons, you do not think in talk to me before block my bot? Béria Lima Msg 07:05, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

May I draw your attention at this line on the bot's own userpage:
"Administrators: if this bot is malfunctioning or causing harm, please block it."
Sorry if you feel offended, but all I saw was a couple of users complaining about your bot's activity, that's why I blocked it cause of danger in delay. So could you please check what's wrong with it? Regards axpdeHello! 07:27, 14 August 2010 (UTC)


Hallo Axpde. Ich habe im Forum die aus meiner Sicht unnötig verkomplizierende Kat.-Verästelung bei Category:Bahnstrecke Königs Wusterhausen–Grunow thematisiert (Du hattest dort diese 1-Bild-Cat angelegt). Gruß --Lienhard Schulz (talk) 12:29, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Naja, im Prinzip habe ich die Kategorie nicht angelegt sondern lediglich umbenannt ... ich denke nicht, dass diese 1-Bild-Kategorie nötig ist, wollte mich dort aber auch nicht zu sehr engagieren. Gruß axpdeHello! 17:32, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Cleaning up of duplicates

Hi Axpde. I am cleaning up duplicate images of Category:Charles Lyell and I found 3 identical images. Two were my uploads of the Wikisource Category:Popular Science Monthly illustrations from two separate volumes File:PSM V01 D242 Charles Lyell.jpg and File:PSM V20 D610 Charles Lyell.jpg from which I selected the better image and renamed it File:PSM V01 D242 and V20 D610 Charles Lyell.jpg and updated their respective links.

The third image is identical, and the poorest quality of the three File:Bolton-lyell.jpg. I would like to replace all links that reference this image with mine from the PSM project. Am I permitted to do this?Ineuw talk page on 22:31, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Deleted the first file (identical, but poor quality). The last one is a little bit different, showing his name; personally I like this file better than the cropped and sharpened version. Why not keep both files? axpdeHello! 12:57, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. Absolutely keep both images. I thought that this was Commons policy not to keep duplicates, and I am just a neat guy. :-) My question was in general as well, whether I am permitted, as a user, to redirect images in other Wikis to my copy, since the "Charles Lyell" name appears there separately below the images. The reason is the shameless promotion of the Wikisource:WikiProject Popular Science Monthly since it's a huge project (~80,000 pages, ~15-20,000 images), and will take years to complete, and additional or an occasional interested proofreader is welcome.Ineuw talk page on 14:43, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

File:BSicon DSTr2o.svg


I've processed all the BS icons rename requests, where target file doesn't exist. The remaining files yet to nename are here.

Could you check your rename request for File:BSicon DSTr2o.svg, as the target file already exists? --Dereckson (talk) 07:27, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Image transfer page category selection bug

Hi. There is a problem with the upload page category selection of THIS PAGE.

  1. If I select a single category, when I return to the page after an upload, everything I specified is there and this speeds up consequent uploads of related images.
  2. If I select more than one category, as it's sometimes necessary, when I return to the page after uploading an image, the information is wiped out and must re-type everything.
  3. If I paste the 2nd category in the data window, instead of using additional category selection option, then the category stays there hidden, unnoticed, and is applied to future unrelated uploads.

What I would like to know if I am doing something wrong? I tried several different upload forms and each have their own quirks. This is the best and most suitable for the type of image uploads I do (~4,000). I don't wish to take up your time and rather seek your help in pointing me to the proper group/person where I can report such anomalies as well as interested in providing some input on improvements, based on my experience as a constant daily user.--Ineuw talk page on 18:40, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Is my file correctly named

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help please

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Hallo! Jemand hatte das obige Foto zur Löschung eingetragen. Grund: von Bahnsteigen der "Deutschen Bundesbahn" dürfe man keine Bilder machen. Weißt Du was davon? Ich fand im Netz gar nichts dazu, auch nicht auf der Seite der DB AG. Ist das vielleicht eine Rechtsvorschrift der "Bundes"bahn von vor 1994? Wenn es verboten wäre, müssten ja Hunderte von Bildern gelöscht werden, die von DBAG-Grundstücken aus geschossen wurden. Danke und Grüße Cobatfor (talk) 20:52, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Commons:Requests for rights

Hallo Axpde, zu der Ablehnung des Ansuchens von User:Felix Koenig möchte ich nur sagen, ich kenne den User aus de-Wiki schon langem, wo er in der Bilderredaktion wie etwa hier de:WP:KEB viel und seit langem tätig ist, (über 22.000 Edits im de-Wiki) aber als de:Benutzer:Felix König, auch wenn ich mit ihm eigentlich noch nie zu tun gehabt habe. Die Sockenpuppe hat er sich nach seinen Angaben nur für unsichere Internetverbindungen geschaffen. Ich würde bei ihm keine Bedenken haben. Viele Grüße, --Haneburger (talk) 06:00, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

Ok, dann verstehe ich aber nicht, warum er die erweiterten Rechte nicht für seinen Hauptaccount beantragt. Ok, der Umlaut, aber es sollte sich tunlichst auf einen der beiden accounts einigen und diesen dann zu einem SUL-account machen ... so kann ich leider nur das bewerten, was konkret an Daten vorliegt. axpdeHello! 12:44, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

Renaming of railway icons

Hello, Axpde. You have asked for several railway icons to be renamed, but are not sure what the new names should be. In the future, I suggest that you ask Wiebevl to do the renaming for you, since he seems to know a lot about this subject. Thanks! — Cheers, JackLee talk 17:33, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

You seem to be pretty new in this topic and have forgot to do your homework. Let me give you a hint:
About 1500 BSicons are uploaded and named by myself. I spent uncountable hours to set up a consistent naming scheme, but of course had not enough time to care for all BSicons.
My fellow collegue User:Wiebevl carried the naming scheme over to parallel railways, so I don't want to interfere, cause IMHO there should be only one in charge of naming for a certain class of files. axpdeHello! 13:23, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
Um, I'm not trying to be rude. I just mean that you might be able to get the icons renamed faster if you refer them directly to Wiebevl. If you just tag them for renaming but don't specify new names, then there's not much filemovers like me can do with the files. — Cheers, JackLee talk 16:00, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

filemover request

Hello Axpde! I saw that you refused my filemover request because I was a "sock puppet" in German Wikipedia. My main Account on de.wikipedia is Felix König, and Felix Koenig is my second account for unsecure internet access. That shouldn't be a problem for getting filemover rights here on Commons. For Commons I used Felix Koenig because the German letter ö is a bit difficult for the other users... Maybe you rethink your decision. Sincerely, -- Felix König 19:07, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Ach, ich bin auch ein bisschen umständlich, du sprichst ja deutsch... ;-) Siehe weiter oben: Ich beantrage die Rechte nicht für meine "Sockenpuppe", denn hier auf Commons habe ich ja gar keine, nur diesen Account hier. Ich habe hier nur den Namen mit oe gewählt, um andessprachigen Benutzern das Schreiben nicht unnötig zu erschweren. Grüße, -- Felix König 19:09, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Kein Problem, ich verstehe englisch (fast) so gut wie deutsch. Mein Problem ist: Es gibt keinen "offiziellen" Nachweis der Verbindung (kein SUL-account), und als "Felix Koenig" sind's ein paar wenig edits, die meisten Admins setzen so ca. 2000 edits voraus ...
Wie wäre es denn, Deinen eigentlichen account (d.h. mit "ö") zu einem SUL-account auszubauen (d.h. hier in "ö" umbenennen), für nicht diakritische Schreiber kann ja eine Weiterleitung mit "oe" beibehalten. axpdeHello! 19:26, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
Öhm, einen SUL-Account möchte ich eigentlich absichtlich nicht. Die Identität habe ich ja mehrfach bestätigt (vgl. hier) und kann es gerne auch nochmal umgekehrt tun. Meine Editzahl mit meinem Hauptaccount auf de.wp liegt bei >22.000 Edits. Grüße, -- Felix König 19:30, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Um es anders zu formulieren: Was war nochmal die Begründung (Sockenverdacht ja wohl kaum), was stört dich und was kann ich ändern? Grüße, -- Felix König 12:07, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Hallo Axpde, ich habe die Verschieberechte nach Fürsprache von User:DerHexer für Felix Koenig (=Felix König) mal wieder eingesetzt mit dem zusätzlichen Hinweis, dass er seine Identität ja öffentlich angezeigt hat und hoffe, dass ist ok für Dich.
Die Begründung, es andessprachigen Benutzern leichter machen zu wollen, ist ja durchaus plausibel (wobei ich allerdings auch nicht so recht verstehe, was gegen einen SUL-Account spricht). Gruß -- Ra'ike T C 10:53, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
(Ich antworte einfach mal hier:) Danke für die Verschieberechte erstmal. Gegen einen SUL-Account spricht, dass mein Hauptaccount in der deutschen und englischen Wikipedia Felix König heißt und auf Commons und fr.wp Felix Koenig. Und das soll auch so bleiben, zumal der Name Felix Koenig auf de ja durch meine Gelegenheitssocke belegt ist. Und last but not least sehe ich auch keine Notwendigkeit eines SUL-Accounts, da das alle Projekte sind, zu denen ich beitragen möchte. Grüße, -- Felix König 14:43, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
Von meiner Seite keine Einwände, ich hatte nur Bedenken, die Rechte selber zu vergeben. Was ich nicht verstehe, in der englichen wikipedia heißt Du also auch "Felix König", wieso dann nicht auch commons?!? Naja, egal. Gruß an alle axpdeHello! 18:08, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

No Nein Niet Non

This icon swap breaks thousands of articles (see through its wikpedia version, and the change doesn't show up on watchlists...

eg this is the typical effect on

Can you revert it? Is there a simple fix?? Thanks.Sf5xeplus (talk) 20:21, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

After some investigation it appears that the bot that is supposed to fix these changes is not longer working.. It's probably not your problem. Sorry for the inconvenience.Sf5xeplus (talk) 12:04, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

"TurmBHF" icons

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Why haven't you blocked drorks main account? --Supreme Deliciousness (talk) 17:27, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

Well, I'm no CU, this should have been done by User:Martin H., please ask him. Regards axpdeHello! 17:36, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
He said: [3] --Supreme Deliciousness (talk) 19:54, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the filemover rights. Regards. mickit 20:34, 23 October 2010 (UTC)


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File:BSicon uexWSLra.svg

I appreciate your oversight in catching my Category: errors etc., but I have to question your renaming of the --WSLlle icon. Besides not making allowances for the rest of the family (loop centered and to the right of the line, through track), it seems to be opposite to the R/L convention where the PoV is at the top of the page (screen) and looking down (so when viewing the completed RDT, an --XXXr icon is to the left of the main line, and an --XXXl icon is to the right of the main line). I am working on completing the full set, so this should be resolved promptly (and Route diagram template/Catalog of pictograms/junctions#Loops updated accordingly). Useddenim (talk) 21:41, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, consistent naming does not mean to invent a name and then make a suffix out of it, but first look at the valid suffixes and then think about a valid name. Meanwhile I created and uploaded a complete set of 112 consistently named BSicons. axpdeHello! 23:27, 10 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for finishing up the set of LOOP WSL icons. However, I am confused about l/+l/r/+r suffixes. When did that start? And where is it documented? If that's going to be the new standard, then make sure people know about it. I tried to follow the naming pattern of the existing WSL icons when I began adding the left- and right-side icons. Useddenim (talk) 14:53, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
It started September 2006 with the first BSicons created by User:Bernina, e.g. File:BSicon ABZlf.svg and File:BSicon ABZrf.svg were named facing top to bottom. When the German project was moved to commons many user didn't read/disobeyed/ignored the Commons:Icons for railway descriptions/Policies.
I started in August 2008 to adjust the errors made meanwhile, so this topic has been discussed at so many different places that I'm quite astonished that you claim you haven't noticed yet ... axpdeHello! 15:19, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
Well, choose one or the other. I have beem trying to folow the original l/r convention, as
i) there seem to be more icon sets that follow it; and
ii) Wikipedia:Route diagram template/Catalog of pictograms still specifies l & r, with no mention of the "new" + convention.
(And there's a problem when something is discussed in to many places: noone sees the entire thread. Perhaps you want to gather them all up into one spot, and then try to get some overall consensus?) Useddenim (talk) 17:14, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
When I created my first BSicons back in 2007 I soon realized that the system with "f" and "g" (facing "f"orward or opposin"g") is very limited, esp. when dealing with icons facing across. That's why we introduced the "+"-suffix in the sense of "coming from", which is by now used with most sets of BSicons aside the oldest and most used ones as ABZlf. I would have exchanged them too, but just have a look at Category:Icons for railway descriptions/obsolete and Category:Icons for railway descriptions/obsolete redirect to see my schedule :(
And you're damn right, the central page Commons:Icons for railway descriptions hasn't been updated since the day it was ported from German WP ... axpdeHello! 19:20, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
One thing that I find useful for determining the l & r thing is to consider it not from "driving direction', but using the top of the page as the PoV.
And yes, there is some mention of using + to try and help clarify directions, but no good explanation (at least, in English) anywhere that I could find quickly. (Admittedly, I haven't searched all the archives...) 20:31, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

"SID" BSicons

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