User talk:Fæ

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Busy desk.svg I may be tied up and AFK.

Please be patient as I might be off the net or need to stay focused on other matters, and would find it tricky to keep an eye on messages. I normally reply within a day and I will be notified by email if this page changes.
If you wish to contact me about something other than Wikimedia Commons, or any matter of a confidential or private nature (such as an OTRS ticket or LGBT+ related business), or would like to nudge me about something I've forgotten to do, please use this link to email me.

Shortly after Wikimedia UK refused my membership of the UK charity (I am the only person this has ever happened to), I have been kicked out of OTRS as a volunteer with no clear reason other than no longer being a member of my local chapter. Consequently I am now unable to help others on Commons with OTRS tickets. I started helping with OTRS in 2010 and understand it well, helping to lead a training workshop in 2012, which has since turned out to be the only 'official' workshop for volunteers. Should anyone want advice on the nature of their liability, or how it is neither a secure nor confidential system, I would be happy to advise based on my experience as a volunteer over the last 4 years.

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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)

Missing image file[edit]

Looks like you ended up with a missing image file at File:- Ellis Island, Restaurant and Bath House, New York Harbor, New York, New York County, NY HABS NY,31-ELLIS,1F-5.tif - Jmabel ! talk 22:07, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

The file is actually at File:Ellis Island, Restaurant and Bath House, New York Harbor, New York, New York County, NY HABS NY,31-ELLIS,1F-5.tif. Marked for speedy as an apparently faulty move request. -- (talk) 16:51, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Deletion log for Image:Drthunder.jpg[edit]

Hi User:Fae. I wonder if you could help me with a small copyright question. The New Museum in New York asked me for help in tracking down the copyright of an image no longer on Wikipedia. That is, the image illustrating the article w:Dr. Thunder, an article which was merged into another, w:List of Walmart brands a while back. In the process, File:Drthunder.jpg was removed from that page, and seems to now also be gone from Commons. I'm trying to track down the image owner/uploader now because the Museum wants to use the image, but I'm not sure where to look. Any way you can help me with this puzzle or refer me to someone who can help me sleuth? Thanks. OR drohowa (talk) 13:39, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

@OR drohowa: I get lots of matches. I have asked the deleting admin for a copy to be emailed to me. -- (talk) 16:13, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Another Place (479136575).jpg[edit]

File:Another Place (479136575).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Another Place (479136575).jpg BrightRaven (talk) 09:25, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Another Place (479136585).jpg[edit]

File:Another Place (479136585).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Another Place (479136585).jpg BrightRaven (talk) 09:25, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Sentinel Mapping of Flood Hit Areas MOD 45157032.jpg[edit]

File:Sentinel Mapping of Flood Hit Areas MOD 45157032.jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Sentinel Mapping of Flood Hit Areas MOD 45157032.jpg Chase me ladies, I'm the Cavalry (talk) 12:21, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

Green Hill (Long Island, Virginia)[edit]

The images you recently posted of the Green Hill (Long Island, Virginia) are not on Long Island. I've moved several them, but the others should be moved too. ----DanTD (talk) 13:37, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Thai chicken risotto???[edit]

A pink unicorn of risottos.

About this file that you've uploaded: there is no such thing as Thai chicken risotto. This dish, with its fantasy name, was apparently made by someone in the United States who was either completely unhampered by any knowledge of Thai cuisine, or knowingly faked the title to make it sound "exotic". Unfortunately, the latter happens a lot. Even the otherwise fairly reliable BBC does this on their cooking website, giving recipes which are only pretend-Thai, with only the name of it being Thai but otherwise completely false. This particular image is also of an extremely low quality: it is small and the white balance is off. It is also totally oversharpened which introduces crippling artefacts into the image making it unusable. Is there any policy on wikimedia to delete these unusable images? The only use I could think of for this image is if someone would write an article on "fantasy dishes inspired by Thai cuisine by cooks without any knowledge of Thai cuisine". Sorry to sound so vehement about this but I've just seen too many images like this one on Wikimedia. Having images like these pretending to be examples of cuisines can only introduce incorrect content into articles as some people might actually think that these dishes actually exist in those cuisines. - Takeaway (talk) 13:25, 22 September 2014 (UTC)

On Commons we have images of "false" things as the image is useful to illustrate the subject. In this case, it might be useful for someone who wants to add a note to an article pointing out that this is a faux dish (perhaps similar to how the balti curry started), or for someone to write about on their personal blog. If you feel it is misleading, then please do add more explanation to the image description, this would ensure that someone reusing the image is not confused about what the image is of.
By the way, I knock up a risotto with anything handy; so I'm not sure that one can rule out fusion style dishes as too bizarre to include. I agree the image is over-sharpened. It could possibly be made cleaner by someone playing with it in an image editor, but for the moment it's the only one we have. -- (talk) 07:16, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Ah, now I understand. The 100+ pretend-Thai cuisine images that I've had to plough my way through when I started cleaning up Category:Cuisine of Thailand is for showing how not to do it in Wikipedia articles. Luckily enough, most people have stopped uploading these faux/fake dishes since I cleaned up the categories and started adding images of real Thai dishes. - Takeaway (talk) 19:26, 25 September 2014 (UTC)


Greetings Fæ, thank you for your excellent uploads so far using the Glam-Wiki Toolset, and for your hard work in general. Do you think you can help me get authorized to use this toolset, at least on Beta? I would like to start out with a hitherto-unposted collection of images from the Library of Congress. This is kind of a key part of my task(s) w/r/t "Summer of Monuments". Thanks & happy equinox. Monumenteer2014 (talk) 04:13, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

@Monumenteer2014: No problem, I have added the GWT right to your account at beta. When you have played around with how it works there, you can raise a request at the Bureaucrats' noticeboard as it needs a bureaucrat to add the right on Commons. Smile fasdfdsfoiueire.svg -- (talk) 07:11, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Fae, I appreciate you. At the risk of seeming n00b: Do you have any advice on going from the LOC's JSON output to the flat XML that seems to be required? I confess I'm a little confused because your mapping (along with most of them, actually) has the .json extension, but it's not allowed to upload this file type. Monumenteer2014 (talk) 09:18, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
The JSON mappings are just a way of mapping whatever source XML file you provide to a Commons template. The LoC provide outputs like MODS which you would have to parse in some way to turn them into an XML file that you define (as far as I recall these are 'flat' records). There is no guarantee that a JSON file can be turned into a flat XML file, so there are choices you have to make by hand (but then automate for the batch). I'm not around much for a few days, so it may be worth posting an example to the glamtools email list for feedback if you get stuck. -- (talk) 21:58, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Re:DR closures[edit]

Thanks for noticing that. I have worked on more than 100 DRs, but it appears that lately the script does not erase the Deletion Request notice on the page when the page is kept. Best regards, Alpertron (talk) 13:40, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

No worries. I am doing something in the background today and have notices the system is remarkably slow in response times compared to a could of weeks ago. This could be related and generally causing scripts to drop out in unpredictable fashions. Hopefully it is a transient problem, though I have not noticed any bug reports being mentioned about it. -- (talk) 13:44, 30 September 2014 (UTC)