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Protest photo after censorship of Russian IKEA catalogue. See Love on the wikis.

My backlog of volunteer tasks can be found at User:Fæ/backlog. This runs as an agile backlog. Low priority tasks may take months to complete.

For questions or requests relating to UK Chapter activities, or if you are connected to the UK Chapter, please email me rather than writing on-wiki or on this page.

Flickr users: In addition to my projects of content creation for Commons, I have been experimenting with how to share collections off-wiki. is a Flickr group created for selected GLAM categories, each image linking back to its Wikimedia Commons source.

Evolution-tasks.png Pending tasks for : edit this list - add to watchlist - purge
  1. Monitor Commons:Requests for comment/Batch categorization requirements
  2. Repair Geograph templates in line with WSC's suggestions #Geograph problem raised: Nov 2012
  3. Consider WSC's request on under-categorized images #Nuther Geograph problem raised: Nov 2012
  4. LACMA M.2007.224.4 seems to be wrong at source.
  5. RFC on D codes (based on a dream).
  6. Explore as a possible source
  7. Chisel away at the list on Category talk:Images from USC Digital Library uploaded by Fæ (check needed)
  8. Library of Congress 100mb+ files
    1. An ocean of motion about Spanish commotions or the windy explosion of pot-hous oration LCCN2003681692 105MB Done
    2. Consular games - the game of brag - the game of hazard LCCN2003689149 113MB Done
    3. The eclipse at an end - and political tilting discovered LCCN2003689150 100MB Done
    4. 101MB
    5. 100MB
    6. The washing-tub expedition LCCN2003689156 115MB
    7. St. James's volunteers firing at a target at Kilburn Wells LCCN2003689161 140MB Done
    8. The father of the family takeing (sic) his eldest boy from school LCCN2006675448 TIFF (168.4mb)
    9. The dextrous trimmer or Pool Pill Garlick left in the suds LCCN2006676836 TIFF (118.0mb)
    10. Hell in triumph or The devil has got his own LCCN2006677045 TIFF (119.7mb)
    11. Fox's martyrs or The patriots in limbo LCCN2006678061 TIFF (183.9mb)
    12. John Bull fighting the French single handed LCCN2006678160 TIFF (110.8mb)
    13. King Joe disposing of his Spanish crown !!! LCCN2006678169 TIFF (113.4mb)
    14. Puck's palete LCCN2011660542 TIFF (141.1mb)
    15. A " bogus" cremation for the benefit of the "life-long Democrats" LCCN2011661357 TIFF (143.3mb)
    16. Thanksgiving day, 1885 LCCN2011661359 TIFF (142.5mb)
    17. The carol of the "waits" LCCN2011661367 TIFF (143.4mb)
    18. The old and the new year LCCN2011661369 TIFF (138.6mb)
    19. City flowers LCCN2011661371 TIFF (139.7mb)
    20. Our Japanese village LCCN2011661373 TIFF (139.7mb)
    21. Snowed in LCCN2011661375 TIFF (143.4mb)
    22. The angel of peace LCCN2011661377 TIFF (143.9mb)
    23. The Administration sawmill LCCN2011661379 TIFF (138.5mb)
    24. The one man power in our jury system LCCN2011661381 TIFF (143.0mb)
    25. Don't they wish they had never taken hold of it! LCCN2011661383 TIFF (137.4mb)
    26. The pirate publisher - an international burlesque that has has the longest run on record LCCN2011661385 TIFF (141.8mb)
    27. Cleveland's entry into Washington - March 4th. 1885 LCCN2011661387 TIFF (142.4mb)
    28. President Cleveland and his cabinet LCCN2011661426 TIFF (134.5mb)
    29. History repeats itself LCCN2011661430 TIFF (144.4mb)
    30. U.S. Grant LCCN2011661433 TIFF (141.7mb)
    31. The night mare LCCN2006678665 TIFF (140.2mb)
    32. The attack on our outer ramparts - first the house of refuge - then the public schools - then - the Constitution! LCCN2011661440 TIFF (143.7mb)
    33. "Peace" assured LCCN2011661446 TIFF (146.5mb)
    34. A view in Spain LCCN2006678817 TIFF (127.4mb)
    35. "Sheol" LCCN2011661750 TIFF (141.3mb)
    36. Two political paths LCCN2011661754 TIFF (140.9mb)
    37. Scientists assert that all diseases can be prevented by inoculation LCCN2011661758 TIFF (144.3mb)
    38. Harmony and envy LCCN2011661762 TIFF (141.7mb)
    39. The administration's hardest job LCCN2011661766 TIFF (143.5mb)
    40. In memoriam U.S. Grant LCCN2011661768 TIFF (140.2mb)
    41. Puck's political hunting-ground - how he has made game of the politicians LCCN2011661812 TIFF (141.7mb)
    42. Puck's notion of the kind of fancy-dress charity ball that would be a real, solid financial success LCCN2011661816 TIFF (141.1mb)
    43. This is what the "freedom of worship" bill means - can we hold the evil in check? LCCN2011661820 TIFF (141.6mb)
    44. Noxious growths in liberty's grounds LCCN2011661824 TIFF (141.7mb)
    45. The pyrrhic victory of the Mulligan guards in Maine LCCN2011661828 TIFF (147.4mb)
    46. A hard pull LCCN2011661832 TIFF (141.4mb)
    47. Hell broke loose, or, The murder of Louis, vide, the account of that unfortunate monarch's execution LCCN2006680657 TIFF (153.5mb)
    48. The false "friend of the workingman" LCCN2011661836 TIFF (142.3mb)
    49. Helping the rascals in - a burglarious scheme that may be suddenly spoiled LCCN2011661838 TIFF (144.7mb)
    50. Men may come, and men may go; but the work of reform shall go on forever LCCN2011661843 TIFF (141.0mb)
    51. "The Mulligan guard lies, but - surrenders" LCCN2011661847 TIFF (143.8mb)
    52. The transfusion of blood - may the operation prove a success! LCCN2012645151 TIFF (144.8mb)
    53. The World's International and Cotton Centennial Exposition, New Orleans, La., open from Dec. 1st 1884 to May 31st 1885 LCCN2012645153 TIFF (142.2mb)
    54. Crowding the cabinet-making business LCCN2012645155 TIFF (143.0mb)
    55. Puck's review of the past year LCCN2012645159 TIFF (141.1mb)
    56. Preserve your forests from destruction, and protect your country from floods and drought LCCN2012645164 TIFF (140.3mb)
    57. The contest of beauty LCCN2012645168 TIFF (139.9mb)
    58. Arlequin sur l'Hippogryphe a la croisade Lojoliste LCCN2006681091 TIFF (184.6mb)
    59. Het lusthuys van Pater Peters, en de Jesuwijten en Munniken, ontdekt door LCCN2006681092 TIFF (176.8mb)
    60. Passing everything on the road LCCN2012645172 TIFF (142.1mb)
    61. A desperate attempt to solve the mormon question LCCN2012645174 TIFF (140.8mb)
    62. A lenten dream LCCN2012645182 TIFF (143.6mb)
    63. Leap-year LCCN2012645186 TIFF (142.9mb)
    64. Democracy's disastrous egg-dance LCCN2012645191 TIFF (141.8mb)
    65. Blaine O'Maine LCCN2012645195 TIFF (139.8mb)
    66. Boney at Bayonne blowing a Spanish bubble LCCN2006681466 TIFF (117.7mb)
    67. Boney bringing home the truth from Spain LCCN2006681467 TIFF (113.7mb)
    68. Two of a kind LCCN2012645199 TIFF (147.0mb)
    69. A Spanish joke !!! LCCN2006681484 TIFF (112.4mb)
    70. More than she can carry LCCN2012645201 TIFF (143.1mb)
    71. An unpleasant ride through the presidential "haunted forest" LCCN2012645205 TIFF (144.6mb)
    72. The writing on the wall LCCN2012645210 TIFF (141.2mb)
    73. "A sail! A sail!!" LCCN2012645216 TIFF (145.3mb)
    74. A flag the Independents will fight under LCCN2012645250 TIFF (147.0mb)
    75. He can't beat his own record LCCN2012645419 TIFF (143.9mb)
    76. Raising the funds to buy the presidency LCCN2012645430 TIFF (141.8mb)
    77. The new Democratic eucalyptus tree purifies a political morass LCCN2012645434 TIFF (145.0mb)
    78. The universal church of the future - from the present religious outlook LCCN2012645438 TIFF (138.5mb)
    79. The great floods of 1883 - Germany's need and America's aid LCCN2012645440 TIFF (139.2mb)
    80. Our imitative "aristocracy" LCCN2012645446 TIFF (138.2mb)
    81. The end of a bad show LCCN2012645452 TIFF (137.5mb)
    82. "Take the next car!" LCCN2012645454 TIFF (139.2mb)
    83. The U.S. Hotel badly needs a "bouncer" LCCN2012645460 TIFF (138.0mb)
    84. The great advertising ball of the season LCCN2012645462 TIFF (138.3mb)
    85. Democratic harmony under the Jeffersonian banner LCCN2012645468 TIFF (140.4mb)
    86. The greatest show on earth - "who can ride the mule?" LCCN2012645470 TIFF (141.6mb)
    87. Life's ups-and-downs - Puck's improvement on Cole's "Voyage of Life" LCCN2012645495 TIFF (139.9mb)
    88. The operatic war in New York LCCN2012645537 TIFF (136.0mb)
    89. Let us have a good bankruptcy law, as a protection against the "preferred creditor" swindle LCCN2012645556 TIFF (134.6mb)
    90. Thanksgiving LCCN2012645611 TIFF (135.1mb)
    91. How to keep a girl LCCN2012645613 TIFF (135.8mb)
    92. Christmas at Washington LCCN2012645617 TIFF (140.3mb)
    93. The convention makers LCCN2006684142 TIFF (104.3mb)
    94. Reason against unreason LCCN2012645621 TIFF (127.5mb)
    95. Licensed wreckers - in the hands of the receivers LCCN2012645631 TIFF (126.3mb)
    96. Under false colors LCCN2012645633 TIFF (126.9mb)
    97. Rushing the season LCCN2012645638 TIFF (128.4mb)
    98. The declaration of dependence LCCN2012645642 TIFF (127.7mb)
    99. Longfellow LCCN2012647200 TIFF (128.4mb)
    100. Beyond control LCCN2012647204 TIFF (129.9mb)
    101. Speaker Keifer's kaleidoscopic speech, at the N.Y. Chamber of Commerce banquet, held at Delmonico's, May 9th, 1882 LCCN2012647206 TIFF (130.2mb)
    102. Science, or sport? - A modern spectacle after an old model LCCN2012647208 TIFF (129.3mb)
    103. True reform of Parliament,-i.e.-patriots lighting a revolutionary-bonfire in new Palace Yard LCCN2006684995 TIFF (105.2mb)
    104. First annual picnic of the "Knights of Labor" - more fun for the spectators than for the performers LCCN2012647217 TIFF (133.2mb)
    105. The murderer's straight route to heaven - bringing religion into disrepute LCCN2012647219 TIFF (130.9mb)
    106. Venison & Claret, or Sr. Humpy. Haunch, Bart. of Glutton Hall LCCN2006685173 TIFF (118.8mb)
    107. Roast beef & port or Bully Bramble Esqr., Justice of Peace in Wasp Town LCCN2006685175 TIFF (115.3mb)
    108. A summer smoke-cloud LCCN2012647234 TIFF (131.7mb)
    109. Congressional cracksmen LCCN2012647268 TIFF (124.6mb)
    110. Uncle Sam's neglected farm LCCN2012647270 TIFF (127.7mb)
    111. The deadly upas tree of Wall Street LCCN2012647280 TIFF (127.2mb)
    112. Cut-throat business in Wall Street. How the inexperienced lose their heads LCCN2012647282 TIFF (126.4mb)
    113. Garfield LCCN2012647283 TIFF (129.7mb)
    114. Our Indian policy - a house of cards LCCN2012647285 TIFF (128.8mb)
    115. A grand Shakesperian (sic) revival LCCN2012647290 TIFF (130.5mb)
    116. Puck's own Yorktown celebration LCCN2012647294 TIFF (128.6mb)
    117. "Sic 'em!" LCCN2012647297 TIFF (128.0mb)
    118. Escaping from the old shell LCCN2012647300 TIFF (133.9mb)
    119. Broken banks - defaulting cashiers - negligent directors - who is responsible? LCCN2012647302 TIFF (130.0mb)
    120. The " enfant ter(ri)ble" of Europe LCCN2012648777 TIFF (146.2mb)
    121. Throw 'em out! LCCN2012648781 TIFF (149.3mb)
    122. The modern colossus of (rail) roads LCCN2014645351 TIFF (139.3mb)
    123. The freedom of election or hunt-ing for popularity and plumpers for Maxwell LCCN2006688902 TIFF (118.5mb)
    124. Constitutional Club LCCN2006690504 TIFF (143.6mb)
    125. The sour prospect before us, or The ins throwing up LCCN2006690521 TIFF (101.1mb)
    126. The life of William-Cobbett, -written by himself. No. 8 LCCN2007677435 TIFF (110.0mb)
    127. -Affairs. The sweet prospect behind us, or The outs in office LCCN2007677506 TIFF (101.1mb)
    128. Represantant d'une grande nation LCCN2010647164 TIFF (170.2mb)

File:Part of Northfield. NYPL1515717.tiff[edit]

Thank you for adjusting the Viele file (last topic).

This file also doesn't belong with the ID, NYPL 1515717.

Thanks for your help!. Vzeebjtf (talk) 20:42, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

When I looked at the last case, I did notice the file I was uploading as a replacement also exists on Commons under the wrong filename. I'm unsure what the cause was, possible lags in file uploads may have caused some sort of interative issue. If you find more cases, please list them here. My volunteer time is limited over the next couple of weeks, and I have a number of things put on my backlog already, so I would rather let some cases build up and then schodule time to investigate this properly, rather than fix odd cases. Thanks for raising this for attention. -- (talk) 21:06, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
OK. Vzeebjtf (talk) 03:11, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Only partly downloaded:

Some of the filenames in these category have truncated NYPL numbers:

For now. Vzeebjtf (talk) 03:11, 30 December 2014 (UTC) Vzeebjtf (talk) 05:16, 3 January 2015 (UTC) Vzeebjtf (talk) 09:49, 3 January 2015 (UTC) Vzeebjtf (talk) 23:43, 5 January 2015 (UTC) Vzeebjtf (talk) 01:46, 6 January 2015 (UTC) Vzeebjtf (talk) 10:04, 7 January 2015 (UTC) Vzeebjtf (talk) 10:41, 7 January 2015 (UTC) Vzeebjtf (talk) 12:07, 7 January 2015 (UTC) Vzeebjtf (talk) 07:27, 8 January 2015 (UTC) Vzeebjtf (talk) 12:07, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

I'm done. Vzeebjtf (talk) 06:01, 9 January 2015 (UTC)


Hi. I've veen adding categories to some pics, and I found that Faebot added categories but files still remains with {{uncategorized}} included. Is there any way to remove this template? See for example: [1]. Thanks. --Ganímedes (talk) 14:05, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

I believe the template removes itself as soon as you add categories. If there is an example where this failed, give me a link and I'll take a look. Classic smiley.svg -- (talk) 15:44, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
I can give you several, there is a long list of media with this problem. See for example:


Choose random. I also thought it was automatic, but apparently not always works. Thanks. --Ganímedes (talk) 22:00, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Could you check this? There are thousands of pictures whit cats and not-cat advices. Nor maybe you can tell me someone else to talk about this? Thanks. --Ganímedes (talk) 10:01, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
What I can do is have a housekeeping run through of specific projects, like Geograph, and check for those with 2 or more visible categories with the nocat template and pull it out. <off topic trim>
@Ganímedes: I have started Faebot looking at Geograph images for the template {{Uncategorized-Geograph}} and where there are 2 or more visible categories which are do not match any of 'Geograph|Photos by|Images by|Files by|Photographs by|Taken with'. If this is met, then the uncat template gets removed.
Faebot's previous work to add Counties/Unitary Authorities has resulted in many Geograph photos having single meaningful categories such as Shropshire, Hampshire, Aberdeenshire, Lancashire (plucking these from a terminal window), but I hope you agree that if this is the only category, then a human review probably is still needed. Unfortunately this is likely to be a very small fraction of the Geograph images; in fact Faebot has just looked at the first 1,100 images and found no matches yet, it could be because it is doing these in date order, or that prior housekeeping was okay...
Update, two good examples are File:Upside-down sign at Imber Range - - 537230.jpg and File:Wayford Manor Gardens - - 513255.jpg. The 'hit rate' seems fewer than 0.1% so far. -- (talk) 14:59, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Usine d'Auteuil.jpg - Ancienne pompe à feu d'Auteuil.jpg[edit]

Dear Fae,

I am writing in reply to your messages about the files Usine d'Auteuil.jpg et Ancienne pompe à feu d'Auteuil.jpg. As regard to the copyright, I have already sent to this addresses and the réédition application for the picture with the business card of my chef to prove that we own the copyrights. Infact, the photos are published in our book : L'usine d'Auteuil, mise en scène de l'Eau à Paris , Henri Bresler SAGEP. SAGEP is the old name of Eau de Paris

If you would like any further information, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,


File:Usine d'Auteuil.jpg File:Ancienne pompe à feu d'Auteuil.jpg
Thanks for replying. The Commons images currently show as "own work" with no explanation of the provenance of the photographs. In the absence of any other information, the apparent age of the photographs make a claim of own work inappropriate. If the photographer is unknown, and the date of the photograph is unknown, i.e. orphan works, then it remains unclear how Eau de Paris can make a valid claim of copyright ownership.
Could you please add the name of the photographer and the date taken (or a justifiable terminus ante quem) to the photographs? -- (talk) 10:50, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Dear Fae, File:Usine d'Auteuil.jpg : Denise Rodriguez-Tome 1965 (terminus ante quem). Regarding File:Ancienne pompe à feu d'Auteuil.jpg, it's a XIX century drawing of our archives.


Thanks for confirming the authorship information. I have added these details to the image page and removed the own work claim. Rodriguez-Tome's photograph would still be in copyright unless she transferred copyright to Eau de Paris or made the photograph public domain. The drawing thought to be 19th century might be public domain depending on whether it is anonymous or when a known artist died. Hopefully permissions-commons will not take long to handle your email. -- (talk) 18:28, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Thank you Fae. The drawing it's anonymous.


Dear Fae,

Despite the autorship informations the files have been deleted. Can I ask you the reason? I didn't receive any messages about.

Best regards,


Hi, I am not trusted to be an administrator, so the reasons for action will be up to Fastily. I'm sure they'll answer your question on their user page shortly. -- (talk) 11:41, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

File:Enraged by a Picture.webm[edit]

File:Enraged by a Picture.webm (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Enraged by a Picture.webmD Y O L F 77[Talk] 23:23, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

FYI, CC YouTube videos should really be marked with {{YouTube CC-BY}}... YouTube actually uses CC-BY-3.0-unported, not 4.0, per the link at
Thanks for the tip. The right licence is surprisingly hard to discover due to the way YouTube have obfuscated the basic information. -- (talk) 11:40, 19 February 2015 (UTC)


Hallo Fae, I categorized some formerly uncategorized categories and your Faebot reverted me - a very bold and aggressive move, as he was surely only motivated by the intention to hurt my emotions and harass me. Or are there other reasons why these categories should stay uncategorized? Because of the lack of any category, they show up on "Special:Uncategorized categories", which should be fixed if the cats are left without uppercats intentionally. Best wishes, --Rudolph Buch (talk) 10:50, 19 February 2015 (UTC)R.

  • Category:Collection of West Midlands Police Museum/Reports/index‎; 02:19 . . (-64)‎ . . ‎Faebot (talk | contribs)‎ (GLAM dashboard index)
  • Category:Collection of West Midlands Police Museum/Reports/largest‎; 02:18 . . (-77)‎ . . ‎Faebot (talk | contribs)‎ (GLAM dashboard update largest)
  • Category:Collection of West Midlands Police Museum/Reports/most edited‎; 02:18 . . (-64)‎ . . ‎Faebot (talk | contribs)‎ (GLAM dashboard update most edited)
  • Category:Collection of West Midlands Police Museum/Reports/volunteers‎; 02:18 . . (-64)‎ . . ‎Faebot (talk | contribs)‎ (GLAM dashboard update volunteer list)
  • Category:Collection of West Midlands Police Museum/Reports/wikimedia usage‎; 02:18 . . (-64)‎ . . ‎Faebot (talk | contribs)‎ (GLAM dashboard update usage)
  • Category:Collection of West Midlands Police Museum/Reports/popular categories‎; 02:18 . . (-64)‎ . . ‎Faebot (talk | contribs)‎ (GLAM dashboard update popular categories)
  • Category:Collection of West Midlands Police Museum/Reports/improvement‎; 02:18 . . (-64)‎ . . ‎Faebot (talk | contribs)‎ (GLAM dashboard improvement suggestions)
  • Category:Collection of The New Art Gallery Walsall/Reports/index‎; 02:16 . . (-64)‎ . . ‎Faebot (talk | contribs)‎ (GLAM dashboard index)
  • Category:Collection of The New Art Gallery Walsall/Reports/largest‎; 02:16 . . (-64)‎ . . ‎Faebot (talk | contribs)‎ (GLAM dashboard update largest)
  • Category:Collection of The New Art Gallery Walsall/Reports/most edited‎; 02:16 . . (-64)‎ . . ‎Faebot (talk | contribs)‎ (GLAM dashboard update most edited)
  • Category:Collection of The New Art Gallery Walsall/Reports/volunteers‎; 02:16 . . (-64)‎ . . ‎Faebot (talk | contribs)‎ (GLAM dashboard update volunteer list)
  • Category:Collection of The New Art Gallery Walsall/Reports/wikimedia usage‎; 02:16 . . (-64)‎ . . ‎Faebot (talk | contribs)‎ (GLAM dashboard update usage)
  • Category:Collection of The New Art Gallery Walsall/Reports/popular categories‎; 02:15 . . (-64)‎ . . ‎Faebot (talk | contribs)‎ (GLAM dashboard update popular categories)
  • Category:Collection of The New Art Gallery Walsall/Reports/improvement‎; 02:15 . . (-64)‎ . . ‎Faebot (talk | contribs)‎ (GLAM dashboard improvement suggestions)
✓ Done User:Fæ/backlog#glamdashcats -- (talk) 12:19, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

File:Photographic Society Club Wellcome V0028353.jpg[edit]

Hi , since you were the uploader, is this Hugh Welch Diamond, if yes, it might be useful to add the image to the article. Face-smile.svg Lotje (talk) 15:22, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done after checking the bibliographic record, which seems definitive. -- (talk) 18:32, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

File:U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials return a Tarbosaurus bataar skeleton to the government of Mongolia during a repatriation ceremony May 6, 2013, at a Manhattan hotel in New York 130506-H-ZZ999-005.jpg[edit]

File:U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials return a Tarbosaurus bataar skeleton to the government of Mongolia during a repatriation ceremony May 6, 2013, at a Manhattan hotel in New York 130506-H-ZZ999-005.jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials return a Tarbosaurus bataar skeleton to the government of Mongolia during a repatriation ceremony May 6, 2013, at a Manhattan hotel in New York 130506-H-ZZ999-005.jpg Pgrobin (talk) 21:51, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

Wellcome Research Institute[edit]

Hello again! While cleaning out disambiguation categories I‘ve come across some files relating to the Wellcome Research Institute aka WRI (also or including a library and a museum). I couldn‘t find any Wellcome-related cats other than as a source of images: these files concern the institution & its facilities themselves, not the content of the collection. I just thought you might have a better idea than most where such images ought to go.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 06:21, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

The 'parent' will be Category:Wellcome Trust, however we do not have categories for all the organizations within the the Wellcome. It could well be that a new category for images from the WRI is needed. -- (talk) 11:03, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Book mislabelled at Wellcome[edit]

More pestering: please see File:Specification_of_William_Robert_Barker_;_medicinal_discs_Wellcome_L0050393.jpg which does not appear to be what it says. Nothing to do with the transfer here: the name & description are as given at Wellcome‘s site. I sent them a note via contact form, but I‘m not sure what to do about the image here. Any chance of getting a correct identification & description through your contacts there?—Odysseus1479 (talk) 03:05, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Actually, it duplicates File:Illustration of the brain Wellcome L0050374.jpg. If the Wellcome Library correct this, they will have to do so both on the images catalogue and the bibliographic one where it also appears. I suspect we will have to just let this image be deleted. -- (talk) 10:54, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Re:Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/Archive 51#Experience required for processing Commons OTRS tickets?[edit]

I was thinking about your question but it got archived before I got round to a reply. I If you phrase it carefully there is no reason it would be inflammatory. I think we should encourage all admins, license reviewers and file movers to at least apply for OTRS membership but there are some people who would make good OTRS volunteers although they just haven't got round to applying for reviewer or filemover. For example I was a file mover, then an OTRS person and then an admin, so I suppose I was sort of strange candidate. Anyway, yeah, put forward the proposal but may be include file movers as an option? If you are worried about inflaming anyone, I suggest writing it here and asking one or two neutral folks to have a gander before you post it to the Village Pump. Cheers. P.S. are you thinking of applying for OTRS again? If you are, go for it. If not, why not? Green Giant (talk) 13:47, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Template error on ~17k file description pages[edit]

Hi Fæ, I hope you are well.

Earlier I was looking at an issue with Category:Files generated with WMUK equipment, specifically with a script error that seems to be appearing in every image that is uploaded by you in that category.

The issue is that the file description pages contain the following inside a template:

Specifically, in this template call (from example file: File:"4" unit exhibition - paintings, prints, sculpture, murals LCCN98513641.tif):

{{WMUK equipment|Faebot Macmini|year={{#invoke:Date|ISOyear|s=2014-03-28}} }}

This fragment is a problem...


It invokes the "ISOyear" function in Module:Date. That module has been refactored to not provide that function anymore.

It should be possible to fix this by changing every instance of:


to the following:


If you wish to do that with your bot, that's fine. If you haven't got time to do it, I'll start doing it with AWB or apply for bot approval on Commons to do it.

As a general point, I think it's a reasonable principle to not invoke Lua code directly and to stick only to using Lua functions via a small number of templates that invoke it. Templates can then serve as an interface to the underlying implementation of the underlying Lua code (much as in some programming languages like Java, it is considered good practice to separate out the interface and the implementation and then write only to the declared interface). I'd note that the documentation on Module:Date suggests that the functions used therein should only be called from {{Date}}. At some point, it'd be useful to do an audit of wikis including Commons to see how widely #invoke is being used in places outside of the Template namespace and sorting that out. I'll add that to my list of tasks to do when I have some time to do it. —Tom Morris (talk) 18:33, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Tom Morris, I've fixed a bunch of them using VisualFileChange, mainly because I had a spare half hour or so. Apart from the category you mentioned above, is this problem occuring in any other categories? Green Giant (talk) 23:12, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
Ah, I have just noticed it - Category:Files uploaded with WMUK Apple Mac Mini. Green Giant (talk) 23:17, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Can you pull out some user contrib data for me[edit]

You see to be good at playing with data. Can you create spreadsheet of the contributions of User:Geagea for 15 February 2015 and email it to me? I am concerned about the suitability of some of the files. Regards. Alan Liefting (talk) 06:31, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

No need for special tools, the toolbox contributions page does this for you: link
Take care with raw data as evidence, if you go looking for problems you are likely to find some and spend far less time checking context. Commons does not have an agreed principle for opposition research, however more experienced contributors still bring this up as an issue even though for most discussions, supporting them with verifiable data is a good thing.
As a counter-example, I am one of the top uploaders to Commons, this also puts me in the top "problem" uploaders as no batch upload can ever be perfect. -- (talk) 09:56, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
I wanted to pull out a set of file names from the html but I will do it another way. User:Geagea has uploaded a whole bunch of holiday snapshots that need deleting.
I am not suggesting that all batch uploading is bad. Alan Liefting (talk) 17:12, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
You may want to look at a nice text editor that is smart with REGEXP. I use JEdit as a free opensource editor that does almost everything I want to shape cut&pasted reports. By the way there is a filter option for the contributions page, I think you have to chose it in Preferences. -- (talk) 17:22, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

FP Promotion[edit]

This image has been promoted to Featured picture!

The image File:Refleksjoner.jpg, that you nominated on Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Refleksjoner.jpg has been promoted. Thank you for your contribution. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so.


/FPCBot (talk) 22:10, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Thank you so much for all your hard work uploading (and all the related work that goes with it) large numbers of historical photographs to Commons. I've been working recently in a number of aircraft categories, and I'm really impressed by the historical aviation photos that you've shepherded onto this site. Please accept this barnstar as a small token of my appreciation. All the best! Michael Barera (talk) 23:08, 28 February 2015 (UTC)