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Lupo hi.

for some inexplicable reason, in the hebrew translation, the "engine_names" happen to be in Greek, which is, as they say, Greek to me.

could you please change the translation as here?

if (window.HotCat) $.extend(window.HotCat.engine_names, {
    searchindex : 'חיפוש'
   ,pagelist    : 'רשימת דפים'
   ,combined    : 'חיפוש מורכב'
   ,subcat      : 'תת קטגוריות'
   ,parentcat   : 'קטגוריות אב'

(not that i understand what is the difference between "search" and "combined", or why is it good to have "pagelist" in this gadget)...

while you are at it, you might want to change

 HotCat.multi_tooltip = 'עריכת מספר קטגוריות';


HotCat.messages.multi_error =  'למרבה הצער ארעה תקלה, והשינויים שביצעת לא נשמרו. אתך הסליחה.';

thanks a bunch, peace - קיפודנחש (talk) 23:06, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

No idea why there was Greek text there. Might have been a copy-paste error. Nor do I know why nobody noticed that for so long. ✓ Done now. Thanks a lot for your help! Lupo 06:04, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Discussion at enwiki Village Pump[edit]

There's a discussion at en:Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)#Section links not working properly that would benefit from your contribution. It looks like there might be a conflict between HotCat at en:Wikipedia:WikEd which is causing some unusual behaviour when section links are clicked on. Thanks. Nthep (talk) 20:07, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the pointer; I've replied there. Lupo 22:02, 9 May 2014 (UTC)


I'm new and so I must apologise about the copyrighted images. I'm confused as the images I've used are from Flickr, and the individual has given consent for the image to be used by others as long as he's mentioned which I have done. So can you give me some help and info and why what I have done is a "copyright violation"? And the image: " File:Police Scotland Mounted Branch in Tayside.jpg," I would like deleted. I got the location mixed up (Dundee and not Tayside), and tried to reupload but wouldn't let me and I don't know how to delete the image myself. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by AProudScotsman (talk • contribs) 11:59, 12 May 2014‎ (UTC)

I've replied at your talk page. Lupo 12:12, 12 May 2014 (UTC)


Kudos to you for your work on spotting copyright violations. Best regards Hekerui (talk) 19:36, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. It's like trying to empty a bathtub using a thimble while the faucet is running. Luckily there are some others keeping an eye out, too. How'd you notice? Lupo 19:43, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
I went over files marked as copyright violations and you gave links that name the actual photographers and agencies, and are not some blog post, which made it easy. Often, one has to do a whole other search to clarify whether an image is indeed a copyvio or not. Best regards Hekerui (talk) 09:09, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I try to give good source links that do credit the photo to someone since I know myself how much work actual deletion can be if one takes the trouble to actually follow the given links and is trying to figure out whether the report is valid. Not always possible, though, so sometimes I have to settle for a blog post, too. Blog posts are good, too, if they pre-date the upload here; that at least shows that the image was available elsewhere before the upload. Basically, if something is available on the Internet anywhere shortly after the upload, my first assumption is copyvio. Sometimes, if user names indicate some affiliation with the source found, I go for "no permission" instead. Lupo 09:17, 16 May 2014 (UTC)
You're right of course, I do the same thing. But you gave really good links when you could, hence my thanks :) Hekerui (talk) 09:48, 16 May 2014 (UTC)


Hi, you left a message on my talk page re: copyright violation. I only cropped the original image after a request to do so on my talk page. I actually don't think the image is a decent enough quality even in it's original form ... Sagaciousphil (talk) 15:58, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, I noticed so a little later. Original image is now also tagged. Lupo 15:59, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
I never looked when I cropped it but after receiving your notice I looked in more depth - it does seem the link you gave was uploaded by the same user? If possible I would ask if you would consider removing the template from my talk page as I had acted in good faith and literally just cropped an image that was already on Commons, uploaded by someone I have no knowledge of whatsoever, so I don't feel it's justified for me to be branded as guilty of copyright violation. Sagaciousphil (talk) 16:07, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
As you are an Admin, please rev/del the notice from my talk page as I do not wish it to appear in the history of my talk page. I was not guilty of a copyright violation. Thanks. Sagaciousphil (talk) 16:38, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
That would leave nonsense in the history. It's not a stigma. Just archive it, or simply delete the whole section, and be done with it. Lupo 16:49, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
Lupo, well, I'm afraid I respectfully disagree - you have incorrectly accused me of copy violation and anyone checking my talk page/archive will think I do not understand copyright. Please rev/del it. Sagaciousphil (talk) 16:57, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
Lupo, will you not at least have the curtesy of clearly indicating on my talk page that you have been mistaken in your inappropriate and inaccurate accusations? Sagaciousphil (talk) 18:57, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
Please note further comment on my talk page. Thanks. Sagaciousphil (talk) 20:27, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
For me, this is closed. I won't make any further comment on this. Lupo 20:33, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
Take it easy. Hekerui (talk) 11:44, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
The posting of that video link is not only offensive but childish; certainly not the behaviour anyone would expect from Administrators. Lupo simply had to remove the erroneous template with a sincere apology once their blatant mistake was pointed out to them. Sagaciousphil (talk) 12:56, 19 May 2014 (UTC)


Hi Lupo, I saw your warning on User talk:Aytugg. He repeated viol. Thank you.--Ayrıntılı Bilgi (talk) 19:44, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the notice. Since he drops by infrequently, I've given him a 2 week timeout. Lupo 20:31, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files on User:Martin H./World War I posters in the Library of Congress for jpg file matches to "Rehse-Archiv"[edit]

Ich rufe dich als Kenner des Urheberrechts an. Kannst du bitte hier einen Blick drauf werfen und eingreifen, falls meine Interpretation grundlegend falsch sein sollte? Anliegen ist die Löschung von Dateien deren Urheberrecht im Ursprungsland noch nicht abgelaufen ist und die - obgleich in einem Massenupload enthalten - auf Commons nicht hätten hochgeladen werden sollen. Ich weiß, auf Commons wird die Interpretation von Recht gerne als demokratischer Prozess misverstanden, weswegen diese Bitte als Falsch interpretiert werden könnte. --Martin H. (talk) 15:27, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Ich denke, Du hast vollkommen recht. Habe dort mein {{vd}} hinterlassen. Lupo 15:50, 3 June 2014 (UTC)


How are you?you have bloked me for 1 week and the week ends so that the block shoud be removed.second thing is that your block is wrong because i dont read the messsage because i don't read it i now that is not enough to be a cause but i am not an english man and i can't speak english properly And i surf the net from mobile and when i upload a file there is no button in the mobile version for liescince so how can i do this and i know i take the photos from the internet but because the man who i try to upload his image is a famous man in egypt so can you upload any free image for him because i ask you to do this please .thanks in advance---1339861mzb (talk) 14:39, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

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Hi there! Please excuse my writing in English; I do not speak your language. The block expired on 17:52, 11 June 2014 (UTC). Since you could edit my talk page and leave me the above message, you're clearly not blocked anymore. If, as you write, there is no way to select a license for a mobile upload, then only upload photos that you have taken yourself. Do not upload screenshots or photographs of other photos, of posters, of DVD covers, of TV screens, or of similar things -- those are copyrighted. Also do not upload images taken from other websites. The only other help I can offer is the image at the right. Lupo 21:04, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
thank you very very much all i was trying to do is to upload image for mohammad metwalli alsharawi a famous egyptian but because there is no free image for him i will stop downloading photos from internet websites thanks another time--1339861mzb (talk) 14:59, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
hi lupo how are you i try today to upload my own photos but i cant because my attempts has been failed but i don't know why is that because you blocked me first time even though you remove the block i don't know what is the cause when uploading image it send me a meesage error,try again can you help me and thanks in advance--1339861mzb (talk) 17:51, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
then i upload two images from desktop version because in mobile version it send me the breveous message but before i have been blocked i was able to uploud from mobile version without problems but now i can't and the two images that i have been uploading themtoday doesn't apear in my museum pleeeeees help me and return me as i was before block i wan't to make commons fill with wree images but i can't now--1339861mzb (talk) 19:06, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Missing messages at Translatewiki?[edit]

There are some system messages at Commons in English that I would like to translate into Croatian, but I can't find them at Translatewiki. For example, tabs "global usage", "find categories", "move", then "request rotation" and "ZoomViewer: flash/no flash". Where are really these messages, am I missing something?--MaCroatian squares Ljubicic.pngGa 11:59, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

These probably come from gadgets. You'd have to look in the respective gadgets how they can be localized. For instance, MediaWiki:Gadget-ZoomViewer.js doesn't look like it could be localized out of the box, the strings are hardcoded. You'll have to prod the people who wrote these gadgets. Lupo 14:12, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
OK, thanks.--MaCroatian squares Ljubicic.pngGa 18:05, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

~ Nahid Talk 18:01, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Uhm, I've never found out how to use translatewiki for Javascript. I'm eitehr not looking hard enough, or the documentation is well hidden / not existent. --Dschwen (talk) 18:54, 19 June 2014 (UTC)


Hi, just see a pic.It says in Tr "This penis belong 12 years old". I guess it is violation. File:12 yaşindaki bir cocugun penisi 2014-06-24 20-21.jpg -Conversation could be awkward sorry---Ayrıntılı Bilgi (talk) 18:30, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Did you? or another one . I dont know. It was sth like "Ultimate deletion". Who ever did, thank you.--Ayrıntılı Bilgi (talk) 19:05, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
No, that was somebody else. Indeed an ultimate deletion. Actually, I wonder how one does that. Maybe first hide all revisions, then delete the page? Or maybe through the API... Lupo 20:44, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Deletion of File:Maia v roce 2014 2014-07-18 16-08.jpg[edit]

Lupo, you recently deleted this file, as per my suggestion. The uploader, Eliška Fortinová, also has a pretty long history of violating copyright policy, and has already been blocked (briefly) once... This might be an opportunity for a more forceful reprimand, if you think such is appropriate. Just a thought. KDS4444 (talk) 14:47, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic[edit]

Hi. Are Creative Commons images with the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license allowed to be used on Wiki?

Tbone556 (talk) 16:21, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

@Tbone556:: No. Only CC-0, CC-BY and CC-BY-SA, all versions. NC or ND are not free enough for the Commons. BTW, please upload crops as separate files under a new name. We don't overwrite files with different ones, unless the modification is really minor. Your crops are pretty heavy. Maybe even good, but still drastic changes from the original. So just upload under a new name (and then change the image link in the article). Lupo 16:24, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

OK, thanks for the information. Cheers!

Tbone556 (talk) 16:48, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Deletion of Klaus-johannis-560x778.jpg[edit]

Hi. Please help me understand why this file was deleted and please tell me how to upload it again. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ArchGabriel33 (talk • contribs) 07:30, 13 August 2014‎ (UTC)

@ArchGabriel33: Hi. The file was deleted because it appeared to be a copyright violation. It was already published at and that site does not specify any free license for that image but instead clearly says "© 2008-2012, Klaus Iohannis, All Rights Reserved".
If you are the owner of the copyrights on that image, follow the process explained at COM:OTRS and send a formal release for the picture. The release should come from a verifiable e-mail address. Alternatively, contact Mr. Iohannis and make him include a statement on his page that this image was licensed freely, for instance as {{cc-by-sa-4.0}}. Lupo 07:53, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
@Lupo: That image is all over the internet. It also appears on Facebook and o large number of public newspapers. Please take a look. And the copyright "© 2008-2012, Klaus Iohannis, All Rights Reserved" is for the webpage, not for the image, that's why the image is public.
It doesn't matter that it was copied to numerous other websites. Unless there is a clear and reliable indication (by the copyright owner) of a free license, it's not freely licensed and must not be uploaded here. Lupo 08:19, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
@Lupo: I understand. So is there no chance to post that photo on Wikipedia? Because I don't have any contact with Klaus Iohannis nor with his photographer (who's name is not even known). I really want to replace the terrible photo from that article. Please help me with this. My intentions are far from creating any legal issues, but rather of helping Wikipedia. --ArchGabriel33 (talk) 19:45, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
No, in that case there's no chance to upload this photo here at the Commons. Perhaps some Wikipedian can take a better photo of him at one of his public appearances. Lupo 20:02, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
Awarded for the critical examination of source information concerning The Official Portrait of Haile Selassie I Czar Petar I (talk) 18:17, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. I've closed the DR and moved the file to File:Haile Selassie in full dress.jpg. Lupo 19:33, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Peace Barnstar Hires.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
I hereby award you the The Barnstar of Diplomacy for your level-headed, reasonable and tireless negotiation efforts with the Foundation's mobile team about their statistics and for professional transportation of Wikimedia Common's interests to those team members. Rillke(q?) 19:02, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! I try... but it's not over yet. There's still some patches that should be deployed and have some effect, and if not, I'll have to take them up on their promise to take it down until they have come up with a better idea to structure that process/workflow to get a better useful-uploads ratio.
I just hope they don't repeat the same mistakes with their plans for desktop uploading. That looks on first glance as if they wanted to make the upload wizard more mobile-like... which would be bad. (Also, I only see user stories/use cases about what they want to support. I see nothing about use cases they want to prevent. Neglecting those is the biggest problem with Mobile/Web uploads.) Lupo 19:30, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Kolowratshöhle am Untersberge.jpg[edit]

Hallo Lupo, könntest du bei der Datei bitte die erste Version löschen. Das Original von der ÖNB braucht es hier nicht und die Reproduktion ohne die Scan-Farbskala ist dann auch definitiv PD-old-100. Danke --тнояsтеn 21:06, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done, obwohl ich kaum glaube, dass diese Farbskala urheberrechtlich geschützt sein könnte. Lupo 21:19, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Ich auch nicht ;) Aber schöner ists so. Danke! --тнояsтеn 22:06, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Aus aktuellem Anlass (COM:FORUM#Nutzung Historischer Karten als Screenshot aus dem BayernAtlas gezogen) hätte ich nochmal eine Versionslöschungs-Bitte: File:Augsburg - Rathaus, Ludwigsplatz - 19. Jahrhundert.tif. Die erste Version erhält ein Wasserzeichen. Danke. --тнояsтеn 17:44, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Auch erledigt. Wieso ist das eigentlich eine TIFF-Datei? Der Stadtplan wird sowieso als JPG gesendet (256x256px grosse Kacheln). Lupo 19:54, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Danke. Das hab ich mich beim Zuschneiden auch gefragt. Ich weiß es ehrlich gesagt nicht mehr... --тнояsтеn 20:08, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Administrator Barnstar Hires.png The Admin's Barnstar
Awarded for assisting in the successful upload of File:Haile Selassie in full dress.jpg "If each and everyone endeavors to cooperate and work in as much as his capacity permits, our faith rests upon the Almighty God that he would bless the results for us" - His Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I Czar Petar I (talk) 22:19, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Also, thank you for taking the time to rename the file appropriately, truly appreciated.

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of reliable deletionism.png The Barnstar of Reliable Deletionism
I've seen a steady stream of perfect DRs from you lately. These are the easiest for me to close. It's good to work with someone who knows exactly what they're doing, so I thought I'd say a quick thanks. INeverCry 01:34, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! The only problem is that there are many more to come. There are some 16,000 files to check. :-( Lupo 11:20, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
And then 300,000+ to check after that... Face-tongue.svg INeverCry 19:14, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Flinfo kann keine Bilder mehr von der Mushroom Observer-Seite herunterladen[edit]

Hi Lupo, seit einiger Zeit kann ich mit Flinfo keine Bilder mehr von der Mushroom Observer-Seite herunterzuladen. Als Fehlermeldung erhalte ich nur: "Bild-ID kann nicht berechnet werden aus der Eingabe xyz". Das Herunterladen von Bildern von Flickr funktioniert nach wie vor. Daher gehe ich davon aus, dass es irgendwelche Umstellungen auf der Mushroom Observer-Seite gegeben hat. Ich hoffe sehr, dass du mir helfen kannst oder du mir zumindest sagen kannst, an wen ich mich mit meinem Problem wenden kann. Es wäre wirklich mehr als schade, wenn dieses tolle Tool nicht mehr betreut würde. (meine Anfrage auf der Kontaktseite des Tools blieb bisher unbeantwortet, da Benutzer Flominator sich wohl eine Auszeit genommen hat.(was ihm natürlich gegönnt sei!)) Herzliche Grüße -- 07:52, 9 October 2014 (UTC) --Thkgk (talk) 16:14, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Das hatte ich ferienhalber auch nicht gesehen. Ja, die haben wieder einmal ihr HTML geändert. Flinfo ist nun angepasst; sollte wieder gehen. (Übrigens, das "Kontakt"-Link in Flinfo selbst geht hierher nach Commons. Da sind die Chancen, dass ich das sehe, ein wenig besser.) Lupo 23:00, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
Super, es funktioniert wieder! Herzlichen Dank!!! Du bist der Größte! --Thkgk (talk) 10:19, 11 October 2014 (UTC)


Is possible to rename all files automatically in this category [1] without requesting a rename for all pictures individually? All pictures are taken and uploaded by me, but with wrong file names (e.g. Arboretum Vinica (xx).jpg should be Arboretum Opeka (xx).jpg).--MaCroatian squares Ljubicic.pngGa 16:57, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

I don't know if there is a mass rename tool somewhere. Lupo 11:32, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
Maybe some of your colleagues or file movers can do it, or mass rename is not possible at all?--MaCroatian squares Ljubicic.pngGa 16:40, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

PD-old and US publication[edit]

Hi Lupo; sorry to bother you, but it seems there's no one who feels like stating an opinion regarding my question, so I thought maybe you could add something there...? Gestumblindi (talk) 00:17, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

My thanks[edit]

Hi Lupo, Thankyou for identifying and categorising the recent car run photographs I uploaded its much appreciated Gnangarra 06:00, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome; the pleasure was mine. Such beautiful cars! Lupo 20:46, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

The Awesome Scale[edit]

I give you a 10 out of 10. :) I thought that this was very thoughtful. :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 11:43, 23 November 2014 (UTC)


Hallo Lupo,
User Rillke hat auf meine Frage, warum beim Hochladen mehrerer Bilder ab dem zweiten nur das einfache Formular angeboten wird, hier geantwortet "Der Code für das "bessere Hochladeformular" ist alt und klapprig. Damals von Lupo geschrieben, hat es über Jahre keine Updates mehr erfahren. Wir haben ja stattdessen den Wizard und mit dem werden ja schließlich 70 bis 90% aller Dateien hochgeladen."
Ich finde dennoch dein Formular besser. Könntest du es bitte wieder zum stabilen Funktionieren bringen?
Mit freundlichem Gruß --Geisler Martin (talk) 17:14, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Rillke hat schon recht. Dass da überhaupt noch etwas funktioniert grenzt an ein kleines Wunder.
Vielleicht habe ich tatsächlich über den Jahreswechsel ein wenig Zeit, 'mal danach zu schauen. Es wäre mir aber schon geholfen, wenn ich nicht raten müsste, was genau Du denn beobachtest. Kannst Du mir das bitte genau beschreiben, oder ein Video davon irgendwo hochladen? Z.B.: welche Version welchen Browsers verwendest Du, auf welchem Betriebssystem? Was genau machst Du, um nach erfolgtem erstem Upload erneut zum Formular zu kommen: gehst Du via die Browser-Historie zurück? Oder klickst Du erneut ein "Hochladen"-Link an? Öffnest Du das "zweite" Formular in einem neuen Tab? Siehst Du auf dem einfachen Formular wenigstens auch den "Vorschau"-Knopf? Wie genau lautet die URL in der Addresszeile, wenn Du beim zweiten Mal nur das einfache Formular siehst? Meldet Dein Browser irgendwelche Fehlermeldungen in seiner Fehlerkonsole, die so aussehen, als hätten sie etwas mit Javascript zu tun? Wenn ja, was ist der Inhalt dieser Fehlermeldungen?
Wenn ich zumindest weiss, was genau Du machst, kann ich versuchen, das hier bei mir zu reproduzieren. Wenn's dann bei mir auch auftritt, kann ich der Sache nachgehen. Andernfalls kann ich da leider nicht viel machen.
Lupo 23:04, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
Ich verwende Firefox 34.0.5 unter Windows 7 professional und rufe für jedes Bild das Formular mit "Datei hochladen" in einem neuen Fenster auf. Der Fehler mit dem einfachen Formular tritt nach Umfrage bei einem Wikipedia-Stammtisch auch bei anderen Anwendern auf. Er kommt meist beim zweiten Bild, manchmal auch später. Wenn er auftritt wird dennoch angezeigt: Das einfache Formular ist dann ohne Vorschauknopf. Manchmal hat es schon geklappt, dass ich ohne etwas im einfachen Formular auszufüllen auf Hochladen gedrückt habe, und das erweiterte Formular erschien, jetzt unter der Anzeige Irgendwelche Fehlermeldungen treten nicht auf. --Geisler Martin (talk) 13:22, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
Und von wo kommst Du überhaupt auf das Formular? Via Commons:Hochladen, "Das Standardformular hat keine Vorauswahl."? Oder sonstwie? Lupo 17:20, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
Über "Commons:Hochladen" (B): "Es ist ausschließlich meine eigene Arbeit." oder "Es stammt von woanders." --Geisler Martin (talk) 21:51, 17 December 2014 (UTC)