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Subtractive Color

Excellent work on this: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Subtractive_color_mixing.jpg . Do you have an svg version that you could share? Daviddoria (talk) 13:55, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the credit, but I had nothing to do with creating this. Check the "Author" row. --Magnus Manske (talk) 17:05, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
I see. I saw "File Upload Bot (Magnus Manske)" and I guess I thought that mean you had uploaded it. Sorry for the confusion. 18:26, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

bot messing up

[1]. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 16:49, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

Transcluding error message of a third-party tool. Fixed now. --Magnus Manske (talk) 20:46, 3 July 2010 (UTC)


CatScan2 names with a single quote (')

Hi Magnus,

The bug fixed on March 23 might be back.  Docu  at 14:48, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

My previous fix caused another bug; the fix for that brought the quote thingy back. Should be fixed now. (Until next time.) --Magnus Manske (talk) 18:02, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

UTF8-Problem with Flickr2Commons

Magnus, there still seems to be some strange UTF8 problem. See for instance File:Tarisa Wattanakes.jpg: somehow, all the Thai characters got replaced by question marks. Flinfo does return them properly; the response comes with header "Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8". Another example where things go wrong is File:Houzuki-ichi-at-Sensoji.jpg; corresponding Flinfo output: All the Japanese characters got garbled. Is that content-type header correct? If so, it seems that there's a bug in flickr2commons.php. From a glance through the code, I just noticed that it does a utf8_decode on the description before writing it to the temp file for upload.pl, whereas commonshelper2.php doesn't do so. Maybe that has got something to do with it. Lupo 07:19, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Seems you're right. Let's hope there wasn't a good reason to keep that in ;-) --Magnus Manske (talk) 20:52, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Incorrect template of license

File Upload Bot: "I, the copyright holder of this work…" (example). NBS (talk) 20:44, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

"I" obviously refers to the copyright holder. It does not mention the uploader. Look in the author field of the template for - guess what - the author, who is likely to be the copyright holder. I, the author of this reply, don't see a problem here. --Magnus Manske (talk) 20:30, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Commons Commander deletes part of image description

Hi Magnus, I've been using Commons Commander to fix a number of redlink categories, it's very helpful. I came across an issue trying to move 14 files from Category:Plaques in Berlin-Spandau to Category:Plaques in Bezirk Spandau, here is one of the diffs:[2]. For this group the old category wasn't removed, so I ran it a second time[3], but it didn't help. Benchill (talk) 10:42, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

It fails if there is a sortkey. For simple renames, please use SieBot.  Docu  at 10:49, 9 July 2010 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. Benchill (talk) 10:52, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

File:1896 DanLeno-WidowTwankey.jpg

Hi Magnus, schuldigung dass ich nicht das Bug-Report-System nutze, steige da gerade nicht durch.

Fehlermeldung: en:File:1896 DanLeno-WidowTwankey.jpg war als en:Template:PD-UK markiert. Dies wurde falsch transferiert auf Commons Template:PD-UKGov. Richtig sind aber zwei Fälle: Template:PD-UK-known (welches auf Template:PD-old weiterleiten könnte, 70 Jahre pma) oder Template:PD-UK-unknown (70 Jahre nach Erstellung). Keine Ahnung wie man das löst. Vorschlag wäre Template:PD-UK wieder herzustellen und einen Problembaustein, eine "Weiche", einzurichte ähnlich wie dieses bei Template:PD-Russia oder Template:PD-Italy der Fall ist. --Martin H. (talk) 23:27, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Ich merke gerade, dass diese "Weiche" bereits bestand, wieder herstellen???. Nun muss nur noch verhindert werden das PD-UK automatisch auf PD-UKGov verändert wird wie dieses bei dem Bot Transfer geschehen ist. --Martin H. (talk) 23:31, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

problem

Hi. You transferred some of my uploads to wiki commons. But, one is problematic, which I did not ask to be moved, unlike others. This one, [4] , should be removed. The replacement, more correct version, has already been uploaded. It is right here, [5]. So, please remove this worse version. (Lilic (talk) 02:44, 18 July 2010 (UTC)).

bug in upload bot

The bot normally changes the file name (by adding a suffix) when the name of the new file is already in use on commons. But the bot also removes the apostrophe, and does not seem to be aware that the name of the file has changed. See File:Nestor notabilis -Arthurs Pass, South Island, New Zealand-8.jpg which was uploaded as "File:Nestor notabilis -Arthur's Pass, South Island, New Zealand-8.jpg", until the bot automatically removed the apostrophe. Snowmanradio (talk) 12:26, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

On this occasion the bot uploaded two files in succession to the same file name without apparent reason. The bot usually advances the suffix counter by one. See File:Trigonoceps occipitalis -Las Aguilas Jungle Park, Tenerife, Spain-8a (1).jpg. Snowmanradio (talk) 12:51, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

Cc-by-2.0-de

Hallo Magnus. Magst du beim CommonsHelper de:Vorlage:Bild-CC-by/2.0/de → {{Cc-by-2.0-de}} aufnehmen (siehe de:WP:URF#Vorlage:Bild-CC-by/2.0/de)? --Leyo 13:40, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Erledigt. --Magnus Manske (talk) 19:05, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

File:Christ's Pieces Panorama.jpg

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There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful information about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.

This message was added automatically by Nikbot, if you need some help about it, ask its master (Filnik) or go to the Commons:Help desk. --Filnik 12:20, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

File:Fighting doves.ogv

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There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful information about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.

This message was added automatically by Nikbot, if you need some help about it, ask its master (Filnik) or go to the Commons:Help desk. --Filnik 08:37, 27 July 2010 (UTC)


Upload from flickr

On the Flickr upload form, there is a reference to your flickr upload tool. To describe the alternate methods better, I made a proposal for an update at MediaWiki_talk:Uploadtext/fromflickr#Update.  Docu  at 18:55, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

TUSC vs. SUL

Hallo Magnus, wie ich schon oben in #Forgotten_Password schrieb, hatte ich einige Probleme mit TUSC. Nun habe ich TUSC nochmal auf Commons angelegt und nun klappt es super. Ich habe in de:Wikipedia:TUSC auskommentierten Text eingefügt, wie ich es nun verstehe: „TUSC ist projektspezifisch unterstützt daher kein SUL. Ein TUSC-Konto gilt daher immer nur für dem Projekt für das es angelegt wurde. Für die (wohl häufigste) Verwendung auf Commons, musst du dir also ein TUSC-Konto für das Commons-Projekt anlegen.

Stimmt es so? Dann entferne ich die Auskommentierung. Danke! --Saibo (Δ) 14:24, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Das stimmt so. Natuerlich kann man mehrere TUSC-Konten unter demselben Namen, aber anderen Projekten, anlegen. --Magnus Manske (talk) 10:07, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images

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Hello, Magnus Manske!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:

Uploadwizard-categories.png

2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]
[[Category:Comets]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

BotMultichillT 19:16, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Internet Archive uploader?

Hi! I am an admin at the English Wikisource, and we frequently upload texts from the Internet Archive to Commons to use as the basis of our work. The download from IA/upload to Commons cycle is extremely tedious, especially when doing a multi-volume work (and we have many of those), and it is not unknown for users with slower connections to be totally unable to upload larger files. I was wondering if you could modify the Flickr uploading bot to take an IA URL (should be a DJVU file) and transfer "sideways" from IA to Commons to avoid this process?

If possible, this tool would be hugely useful to the Wikisource project. An example of the kind of file we will be moving is this one, which is one of 16 volumes. If this isn't possible for some reason, then don't worry about it.

Thanks for your consideration, Inductiveload (talk) 03:37, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

It's entirely possible. Does IA have a decent API for me to get metadata to fill into the Information template, or would that be done manually? Also, should there be a "group function" (all 16 volumes), or single-file only? --Magnus Manske (talk) 12:43, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
Anyway, here goes... --Magnus Manske (talk) 20:22, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
Wow! That's fantastic: exactly what I had in mind. The $DESCRIPTOR$ field is a great idea, and multiple uploads is also very helpful. Thank you so much, you are be the hero of Wikisource! Inductiveload (talk) 03:30, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Admin inactivity

Hello Magnus Manske, you might be interested in this discussion: Commons_talk:Administrators/De-adminship#Activity -- A9 (talk) 05:55, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Bug in the Dupes tool

Ich wollte den Bug im JIRA system melden aber ich konnte mich nicht anmelden da ich nur eine Fehlermeldung bekam. Also, im Dupes tool funktioniert leider die Anzeige der Auflösung nicht. Es steht dort nur ' × px ' LG, Amada44  talk to me 09:16, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Forgotten Password

I seem to have forgotten my TUSC password, could you nuke my account so I could re-register. Thanks Thenub314 (talk) 08:31, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Done.--Magnus Manske (talk) 14:50, 22 June 2010 (UTC)
Hey Magnus!
Could you please reset my bot’s (boteas) TUSC account, too? We both forgot the password. ;)
Another question: How can I tell CommonsHelper to ignore certain templates during transfer? E. g. de:Vorlage:Nach Commons verschieben (bestätigt) should be ignored.
Regards, --Ireas talkdeen 09:12, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
Erledigt. Wenn der Bot auf Commons agieren soll, must Du sein Commons-Account anmelden, nicht das auf de.wikipedia. Die Vorlage werde ich nacher einbauen. --Magnus Manske (talk) 12:38, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
Dankeschön! --Ireas talkdeen 14:05, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
Hi. Ich wollte fragen, ob das mit der Vorlage (de:Vorlage:Nach Commons verschieben (bestätigt)) schon repariert ist, weil da was nicht ganz zu klappen scheint (siehe hier. -- Cecil (talk) 13:42, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
Erledigt, auch wenn ich den reminder in diesem Textgewusel fast übersehen hätte ;-) --Magnus Manske (talk) 19:08, 25 July 2010 (UTC)
„Presence of template "Nach Commons verschieben (bestätigt)" prevents transfer to Commons!“ – Das ist aber nicht das, was ich wollte. ;-) --ireas :talk: 21:06, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
Repariert (hoffentlich). --Magnus Manske (talk) 08:12, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
Scheint zu funktionieren, danke. :-) --ireas :talk: 09:16, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
Tut mir leid, dass ich nochmal stören muss: Leider wird die Vorlage jetzt nicht „ausgeblendet“, vgl. hier. Grüße, --ireas :talk: 09:42, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
Ganz seltsames Teil, da half nur 'nen Hack :-( --Magnus Manske (talk) 21:16, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Hallo Magnus. Für mich bitte auch. Habe TUSC aktiviert, aber commonshelper akzeptiert mein Passwort nicht. Ich erhalte nur "Your (Saibo) TUSC verification was not successful. Aborting." - Auch wenn ich den helper manuell aufrufe. Und ja, das TUSC-Passwort ist ein anderes, als mein SUL-Passwort. Viele Grüße --Saibo (Δ) 12:20, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Nachtrag: Wenn ich deine Aussage "Wenn der Bot auf Commons agieren soll, must Du sein Commons-Account anmelden, nicht das auf de.wikipedia." richtig verstehe, dann gilt das TUSC-Konto immer nur projektbezogen und nicht überall - wie man es ja mit SUL erwarten würde - vielleicht liegt mein Problem hier begründet. Ist das so, dass ich das TUSC-Konto mit einem Commons-Edit verfifizieren muss, wenn ich das TUSC-Login für den Commonshelper benutzen will? Und entsprechend mit meinem de.wikipedia-Account, wenn ich das TUSC-Login für ein Tool benutzen will, welches in meinem Namen die de.wikipedia bearbeitet? Viele Grüße --Saibo (Δ) 12:30, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
Saibo hat übrigens die Seite de:Wikipedia:TUSC angelegt. --Leyo 13:36, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
Richtig - Damit man die auch schön intern verlinken kann und dort alles relevante erklären kann. Z.B. die Sache mit SUL vs. TUSC. Viele Grüße --Saibo (Δ) 15:13, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

File:Grand Hotel (1).jpg

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Grand Hotel (1).jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!


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--Fingalo (talk) 12:47, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

File:Pereskia aculeata (Scott Zona) 001.jpg (as requested)

I am 90% sure this is either a Southern Magnolia, or a related tree. Themadchopper (talk) 22:48, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Duplicate category

Hi, with this edit the bot added a category which was already on the file; a cat which the bot had added itself just two minutes earlier. --Redrose64 (talk) 19:00, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Glamorous

Intermittently, the tool shows no results (e.g. [6]).  Docu  at 15:35, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Maybe I just forgot to click on "do it". LOL  Docu  at 22:17, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Wiki Instant

Hey Magnus, it's been what... five days since the announcement of Google Instant and you still haven't programmed Wiki Insant? ;-) Every day since then I tought "Should I try implementing this ?", and every time I thought "Nah, once I'm a quarter of the way done Magnus will have announced a polished and complete version anyways."... --Dschwen (talk) 22:58, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

File:Roman-bridge1-adamfranco.jpg

Hi. Pic is a duplication of File:Eurymedon Bridge, Aspendos, Turkey. Pic 01.jpg. Please delete yours. Regards Gun Powder Ma (talk) 12:09, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your action. I appreciate how scrupulously you clean up behind your marauding bot. Gun Powder Ma (talk) 08:32, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

https://jira.toolserver.org/browse/MAGNUS-183

Hallo Magnus. Die Mehrheit der in Category:Items missing OTRS ticket ID gelisteten Dateien sind aufgrund des oben genannten Bugs dort. Und es wären noch viel mehr, wenn einige Benutzer nicht ständig daran wären, die fehlenden Angaben zu ergänzen. Wäre es nicht machbar, den OTRS-Baustein 1:1, also mit allen Parametern, „en bloc“ zu übertragen? --Leyo 21:10, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Aber das passiert doch, siehe z.B. File:Iloilo_Airport_Exterior.jpg. Die OTRS-Vorlage wird 1:1 übertragen, trotzdem landet es in Category:Items missing OTRS ticket ID, weil en den "otrs=" statt dem "id=" Parameter verwendet. Das ist kein Bug, sondern eine unterschiedliche Interpretation von Vorlagen-Parametern auf en und Commons. Der Bot könnte versuchen, das zu beheben, oder die Commons-Vorlage könnte "otrs" synonym zu "id" verwenden. Was wird bevorzugt? --Magnus Manske (talk) 13:06, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, dass ich das nicht erwähnt hatte: Ich spreche vom Transfer aus der de-WP. Wie du hier siehst, (i) kann der OTRS-Baustein mit allen Parametern ohne Anpassung übertragen werden, (ii) verhindert ein OTRS-Baustein auch das sinnvolle Ausfüllen des Template:Information. Es wäre echt eine grosse Hilfe, wenn du diesen Bug gelegentlich beheben könntest. --Leyo 21:27, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
Sollte repariert sein (zumindest fuer de). --Magnus Manske (talk) 13:15, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
Vielen Dank! Wie du bei diesem Beispiel siehst, ist der Punkt (ii) aber noch nicht gelöst: Bei Description, Source und Author werden die Informationen nicht übernommen. --Leyo 13:35, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
Sehr seltsam. Das kann ich mir erst heute abend in Ruhe angucken. Bis dahin gibt's eine bessere Konvertierung beim Nachfolger, zum Nachbessern... --Magnus Manske (talk) 14:13, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
Erledigt. Glaube ich. --Magnus Manske (talk) 18:04, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
Bei meinen Testtransfers hat's geklappt. Herzlichen Dank! Das bringt einiges an Arbeitserleichterung. --Leyo 17:03, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Thank you

Hi Magnus. I just wanted to thank you for all the work you've been doing to make Commons a better place, especially for your latest Stock Photo JavaScript tool. It's fantastic. You rock. guillom 21:21, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! I do get some heat from people who don't like the icons, though, and wouldn't mind if the Usability Initiative were to adopt this one, in a design and/or technical function. --Magnus Manske (talk) 21:23, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
Oh yea, I like it too!!! its great. It needs some tweeking but thats normal. I would say that only 1% of image reusers know how to attribute correctly. With your tool we can lift that number to 5% *smile* Amada44  talk to me 13:30, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
File:Badlooking new sidebar.png
Sieht nicht gut aus

Hallo Magnus, deine neue Sidebar ragt bei mir in die Bildbeschreibung hinein (siehe nebenstehendes Bild). FF 3.5.13 auf Debian. --DaB. (talk) 13:11, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

BotMoveToCommons

To avoid problems with "=", it might help if that bot would add "1=".

See COM:VP#Common_problems_with_CommonsHelper_moves for discussion.  Docu  at 19:55, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Another sample for the missing "1=": File:EmmaKörnerSelbstbildnis.jpg.  Docu  at 04:48, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Biodiversity Photo

Hello Mr, My name is Rita Neves. I work in Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, that is a Public Organism in Portugal. Actually, we are working on a road book of Biodiversity of Lisbon, for which we are going to produce a panel and a brochure. We found your photos on Wikimedia Commons and liked specially one of them very much, so we would like to know if you could allow us to use your photos, for free, to publish on this project, knowing that the brochure of will be for free distribution to everyone. The photo we are considering to use are the following:


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Carduelis_chloris_1.jpg 

The brochure will have four brackets. - Broochura a pocket to take the route - A brochure to present the day of inauguration

- Schedules for species identification
- Panels that will be fixed in the Land

As i said the Free Access will be everything :)

If you are the author and provide us that photo, we will refer your name in the bibliografy and we need to know what´s the name you want on the bibliography? Olivier ? If it´s possible please respond to ritasoraia2001@hotmail.com or rita.neves@cm-lisboa.pt or here on Wikimedia.

Thank you very much. Our best regards

You can contact Olivier at Flickr. --Leyo 19:33, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

Category:Stub icons

Hello, Magnus. I am writing about the operation of your bot. Much to ask when transferring images to Commons not to add the category Stub icons, because it get any images of the articles marked as stub (sometimes tens of images per day, not related to the category). Sorry for my bad English. --Art-top (talk) 10:32, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

Commonshelper2

Hello, I seem to have a problem with this tool. Unfortunately, even if I specify a target filename that is different from the local filename on the source project, it ultimately gets overridden. Recent example: this file. And now, I can't even reupload the file with a different filename, because it's automatically detected as a dupe... Well, since this tool is very useful, I hope you'll be able to fix this issue. Thanks! --MAURILBERT (discuter) 14:38, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Hello again. I just tried to reproduce the problem with another upload, and actually your tool might as well not be at fault at all. I don't have a TUSC account, so I just download the file on my computer and reupload it. I noticed that the upload form is conveniently pre-filled by your tool (with the target name I specified in the previous steps), but as soon as I select the file to be uploaded, its name (on the source project and thus on my computer) overrides the pre-filled destination filename. I now know that I must either rename the file locally (on my computer) or fill the destination filename field after I selected the source filename. It is not expected behavior, but it is not a bug on your side either, apparently. Thanks again for your attention! --MAURILBERT (discuter) 15:17, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

CatScan2 timeouts

Hi, I am a frequent user of your CatScan2 tool often to intersect some large categories/templates to find files with problematic licenses or some other issues. The alternative approach of using AutoWikiBrowser "list comparer" which has similar capabilities is often hard to use when lists have more than 100k files. The problem I have with CatScan2 is that it often times out without returning anything, and I might try it dozen of times before getting any results. Is there any way to avoid such timeouts. For example now I am trying to intersect category:PD Old and files which have {{Works of authors who died more than 100 years ago}} tag to find images which can be upgraded to {{PD-old-100}}. --Jarekt (talk) 16:20, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

The problem is that the template links are not indexed on the toolserver. That means that even a handcrafted SQL query takes several minutes to complete with such large categories/template inclusions. Because CatScan2 is much more generic, the queries are hard/impossible to optimize automatically. I don't see a way around that ATM. But, I have manually created a snapshot list for the example you gave, here. --Magnus Manske (talk) 18:37, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks I am away for a week but I will use it once I am back. --Jarekt (talk) 02:55, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Renaming your file at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Crassula_perforata_%27string_of_buttons%27_2007-06-02.jpg#metadata

I was hunting for some info on a Crassula species when I came across your photo at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Crassula_perforata_%27string_of_buttons%27_2007-06-02.jpg#metadata - this plant is actually Cotyledon tomentosa supbsp. tomentosa. I have changed the summary text but I think the file name need to change as well, and the file location is obviously no longer "Unidentified Crassula" ! I am not sure how to do these changes as I am a complete novice at Wiki editing so I am leaving it up to you to fix the rest of it. Thankyou.

Thanks, fixed! Now at File:Cotyledon tomentosa subsp. tomentosa 2007-06-02.jpg. --Magnus Manske (talk) 15:43, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Bild-GFDL-Neu

Hallo Magnus. Könntest du dafür sorgen, dass dein Bot beim Commons-Transfer {{Bild-GFDL-Neu}} nicht mehr mit {{GFDL-user-de|Benutzername}} übersetzt? Hier ein Beispiel. --Leyo 17:10, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Advice needed

Hi Magnus. I'm planning to create derivative files from existing commons files en masse and upload them to Commons. For that purpose, how often can I hit http://toolserver.org/~magnus/commonsapi.php?image= api? I plan to apply for bot status while uploading, but do I need bot status even for using the api to download the files? Thanks in advance for your help. -- Sundar (talk) 12:03, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

I've requested bot flag at Commons:Bots/Requests/SundarBot. Please add your comments there. -- Sundar (talk) 16:18, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

File:RMFpatent.PNG

Hi, Magnus Manske

I've noticed the copyright on File:RMFpatent.PNG is Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 and {{PD-US-patent}}. If it is an original patent, then only {{PD-US-patent}} should be used, unless it was modified. Thanks, Albacore (talk) 13:30, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

I wouldn't know about that. Please read the "Source" line on the image description page, and the GIANT RED-BORDERED NOTICE on top of this very page. --Magnus Manske (talk) 18:49, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

TUSC token: what is it?

Hello Magnus! Viel Gruess! Somehow a message came thru to my discussion page on Wikimedia Commons telling me I had a TUSC account. Where can I find out what that means? Why do I have a TUSC token, and how do I use it? Why was it on my talk page? I took it off again.

I think I may be missing out on something useful, but I gave up on the 'install' process when I found I had to enter a password, and became suspicious. --Jack Greenmaven (talk) 01:17, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

This is strange, indeed. For information on TUSC see here or here if you understand German. --Leyo 08:34, 18 November 2010 (UTC)
If you gave up when being requested for a fresh, new password (not any of your existing passwords!) for your new TUSC account you already did the previous step (confirmation edit). However it was done using your IP which would not have worked even if you had completed the process. You need to me logged in to Commons before starting the TUSC account creation.
Maybe this awful, in parts erroneous automatic translation of :de:WP:TUSC is of some help if you do not understand the German page Leyo pointed to. Cheers --Saibo (Δ) 18:13, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

CatScan2

It's still one of my favorite Commons' tools. A feature that would be nice to have is "sort by uploader" for images.  Docu  at 11:33, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

File transfer from old Wikisource to Commons

I cannot use the JIRA system. I am trying to transfer eight files per oldwikisource:User_talk:Jusjih#Exporting files to Commons, but CommonsHelper does not process transfers from old Wikisource even when I try per http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Magnus_Manske&diff=8616491&oldid=8616004 about xxx for the "language".--Jusjih (talk) 01:05, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

Geograph to Commons

Hi Magnus. Just to let you know that geograph_org2commons.php has been down for two days. Attempts to open the page result in:-

The website cannot display the page. HTTP 500. Most likely causes: •The website is under maintenance. •The website has a programming error. What you can try: Refresh the page. Go back to the previous page. More information

Skinsmoke (talk) 08:17, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

BaGLAMa stats tool

Hi Magnus,

I was at the GLAM WIKI conference at the BM and came to your talk about stats tools, which was really great. You mentioned a tool called BaGLAMa to extract views, but I can't seem to find it on your tools page or elsewhere. Sorry if it should be easy to find, but do you think you could let me have the link?

Regards, James —Preceding unsigned comment added by Whatsthatpicture (talk • contribs)

There you go. --Magnus Manske (talk) 23:11, 30 November 2010 (UTC)
As an experiment, would you add this as well? AFAIK, the originals are in a "M"useum (ref).  Docu  at 11:23, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

Error

Hi Magnus, I am getting an error when transferring images from ml wiki. The error occurs only when the filename is in Unicode. I have opened a bug MAGNUS-216 in the tool server. Can you please check this? I have been seing this error for quite sometime and I guess all local wikipedia's are having the same problem. --Sreejith K (talk) 13:01, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Snowy Snowdon Dawn

I've just found your Snowy Snowdon at dawn photo. (looking for something for a Christmas Card at short notice.) Very good. Has it ever been nominated for Featured Pictures? If not, I would like to nominate it. -- Robert of Ramsor (talk) 00:33, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

uploads from "Blacklisted Flickr user"

Hi Magnus,
as of recently there have been quite some uploads through "File Upload Bot (Magnus Manske)" of copyvios which had a totally empty description page except this "{{ Blacklisted Flickr user)", such as for example File:Emma Watson as Pauline.jpg. With this little information we cannot target the initiating user. Any idea? --Túrelio (talk) 17:31, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

File source is not properly indicated: File:Karl_Kilbom.jpg

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Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Cambridge.jpg

This file is not properly licensed in the OTRS system. Would you mind sending an email to permissions-commons@wikimedia.org confirming that you hold the copyright and license it under CC-by-sa-3.0? Please include a mention of the link http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Emmanuel_United_Reformed_Church,_Cambridge_color_corrected.jpg in the mail. Cheers! Asav (talk) 23:32, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Small request for CommonsHelper

Hi Magnus, I have a couple small requests that would make CommonsHelper easier to use for newbies. First of all since Commons no longer accepts anonymous transfers, could you remove or grey out the box allowing "Directly upload file"? This has confused several people. Also, could you please provide a convenience link to the Commons basic upload form if you don't already? Thank you! Dcoetzee (talk) 13:17, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Anonymous transfers were disabled quite some time ago. I do not know what you exactly mean. Are you familiar with TUSC? --Leyo 14:14, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, I think I have a misunderstanding. A friend tried to use the checkbox labelled "Directly upload file (using commons user name 'File Upload Bot (Magnus Manske)')" and only received a timeout (blank white page). As far as I know they entered their TUSC information correctly. I assumed this was a well-known problem of indefinite duration but it may have been an isolated failure. Dcoetzee (talk) 23:01, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
This timeout happens to be as well, but only occasionally. If I go back and do the transfer again, 99.9% of the time, it works. --Sreejith K (talk) 03:00, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Error in CommonsHelper (MAGNUS-216)

Hi Magnus, I had communicated this to you earlier, but did not get a response. Can you please see to this soon because a ton of images from my local language wiki is stuck because of this issue. The summary of the issue is that CommonsHelper is throwing an error when the first character of the filename is in Unicode. I have opened a bug MAGNUS-216 in the tool server to address this but is not seeing any updates. --Sreejith K (talk) 10:15, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

File:All-Bran Bran Flakes Chocolate (382753509).jpg

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TUSC-Benutzer löschen

Hi Magnus, can you delete my TUSC account, forgot the password :-( Best regards --Neozoon (talk) 23:11, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Erledigt :-) --Magnus Manske (talk) 16:46, 4 February 2011 (UTC)

TUSC-Benutzer löschen

Hallo Magnus! Könntest du bitte den TUSC-Benutzer Boteas löschen? Mir ist leider das Passwort entfallen. -.- Grüße, --ireas :talk: 07:26, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Done.--Magnus Manske (talk) 14:10, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

New in Wikimedia commons - have a lot of photos from flowers and plants and don't know how to give them a category

Hallo,

Ich bin neu hier und weiss nicht wirklich wie es alles geht. Ich habe ziemlich viele Fotos von Blumen und Pflanzen von meinen Reisen. Frankreich (ich wohne in Paris), aber auch Vietnam, Thailand, Australien, Dänemark, Deutschland (ich mag nord Deuschland ganz besonders). Ich bin sehr interessiert aber habe keine Ahnung von den Namen. Nicht nur auf Latein aber überhaupt welche Blume oder Pflanz es ist. Können Sie mir helfen oder sagen wie ich in diesem Bereich Hilfe bekommen könnte? Viele Dank im voraus. Dinkum

de:Wikipedia:Redaktion Biologie/Bestimmung --Leyo 21:53, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

File:Talbutal.gif

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File Upload Bot uploading fair-use image

File Upload Bot keeps uploading a fair-use file to Commons, is there away to prevent the bot from uploading files on Wikipedia containing {{fair-use}}? Bidgee (talk) 12:51, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

I have taken this to the Admin noticeboard as the bot is uploading even with Sysop creation protection. Bidgee (talk) 10:41, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

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Chaser (talk) 04:41, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Vernichtung der Versionsgeschichte

Ich habe hier eine Diskussion begonnen, die mehr oder weniger auf die Frage hinaus läuft, warum der File Upload Bot nicht alle Dateiversionen einer Datei mit überträgt sondern nur die letzte? Dadurch werden Informationen vernichtet. Mir geht es in erster Linie um Fälle, in denen das Original eines nachbearbeiteten Fotos vernichtet oder zumindest unzugänglich für Nicht-Admins wird. Ich meine, wenn hier auf Commons schon alles archiviert wird, was nicht sprichwörtlich bei drei auf den Bäumen ist, warum wird es dann hingenommen, dass ausgerechnet beim Transfer einer Datei hierhin Informationen verloren gehen? --TMg 22:50, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Source of derivative work is not properly indicated: File:UkrInRus2.png

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Magog the Ogre (talk) 07:04, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

TUSC-Benutzer löschen

Hallo Magnus, könntest du bitte den TUSC-Benutzer Klara Rosa löschen? Mir ist leider das Passwort entfallen. Gruß --Klara (talk) 23:07, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Erledigt. --Magnus Manske (talk) 23:16, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

File:Tupolev HQ on the Yauza, Moscow.jpg

It was already deleted on commons. That's why it was reuploaded to en-wiki. Perhaps the script should first check for past deletions? NVO (talk) 03:18, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Greetings- questions- but no complaints!

Hi, have not yet never met. I (mostly) edit the en.Wikipedia, but when I began covering the biographies of musicians a few years ago-- almost exclusively, I found most of the articles sadly missing photos-- on an encyclopedia?!! Since that time, I've by default become something like both an editor, but also the "Wiki Photo Fairy", hunting photos, mostly on Flickr; I'm told I've uploaded (and placed) about 1,200 - 1,500, more than any other Wikipedian with the possible excepion of yourself. You may see the link to my amazing list that has grown so huge from first seeing my userpage in en.Wikipedia from here first: [htp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Leahtwosaints#user page in en.wikipedia with a special page listing almost all of them here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Leahtwosaints/Leahtwosaints/#list_of_uploaded_musician%27s_photos] So, to the reason I've written you-- initially I used one of your bots to upload photos and it worked so beautifully. However, at some point it quit working for me and another editor advised me to upload everything manually. Of course the photo quality suffered in those cases, since I had to download the photos from Flickr to my computer and then upload them.

Here's the thing: I'm a middle aged woman who knows next to nothing about using computers, and the like. I am hoping you can tell me if you know of a Flickr upload bot to directly upload those photos with the resulting better quality that results. I've veiwed Commons as just a mecessary evil to upload photos just because I really don't have the slightest idea of what they are doing here. I just upload them, add a Category or two, and that's the extent of the whole thing which is why my userpage in Wikimedia Commons stinks- just a lot of crical remarks, as opposed to the one in the en.wikipeia. Please let me know if you know of an upload bit to Commons that might help me? --Leahtwosaints (talk) 18:54, 30 March 2011 (UTC)

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Tip: Categorizing images

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Hello, Magnus Manske!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:

Uploadwizard-categories.png

2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]
[[Category:Comets]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

CategorizationBot (talk) 10:49, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

CommonsHelper

Hi! It would be nice if you could make Estonian license templates suitable for transfering. Right now it gives an error message "This image has no verificable good license, and can thus not be uploaded to commons through this tool.".


Thank you. Flying Saucer (talk) 02:23, 14 April 2011 (UTC)


Hallo Magnus Manske,
falls du noch als admin aktiv bist, wäre es gut deiner Babelbox das admin-"bit" hinzuzufügen. --Túrelio (talk) 20:28, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Apparently "user boxes" have become a requirement for Commons administrators. ;) --  Docu  at 07:45, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

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Norton

Hi Magnus,

Good news to hear that you are working on the tool again. I gave it a try, here a couple of points I noticed:

  • It seems to fit in nicely in the Mediawiki interface
  • It's possible to add the same category several times with the tool (sample)
Fixed.
  • Moving has some problems (sample)
Fixed.
It still happens (sample).
  • Somehow I miss the search feature
To come :-)
  • There seems to be less space for thumbnails compared to the earlier version (especially since I tended to use just one pane)
One pane to come. Should I hide the Commons sidebar by default? That would give more room, but break the "nice fit".
I'd keep the sidebar.

Cat-a-lot has some js code that works fine for moving and adding categories. --  Docu  at 07:45, 7 May 2011 (UTC)

I know, I wrote it :-) So I should support more functionality in Commander. Did you see the revamped right-click menu? --Magnus Manske (talk) 21:06, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
.. cool. I still have to get used to it, but it's nice how one can navigate one pane by selecting thumbs in the other. --  Docu  at 11:16, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Bot file moving

Hi Magnus, would it be theoretically possible to use some of your tools for moving applicable files (regarding the license and topic) from WikiSkripta.eu to Wikimedia Commons? I am asking just theoretically, since there is no clear consensus among the administrators of WikiSkripta whether the moving would have more pros or cons. Thanks, --Petrus Adamus (talk) 19:25, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

I do not think that any of my tools could move files from a non-wikimedia site; however, I believe one of them could be adapted relatively quickly, once there is consensus. --Magnus Manske (talk) 12:43, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

TUSC password

Hi, I lost my TUSC password and I'ld really appreciate if you could unsubscribe me. If it still remains the only way of getting a new password? Flying Saucer (talk) 21:01, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I think I got it back somehow. Flying Saucer (talk) 12:41, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Toolserver code

May I please blatantly rip off your code (view-source:http://toolserver.org/~magnus/commonshelper.php) for creating the interface for my own bot on the toolserver? I'm too lazy to write my own, unless you object. Magog the Ogre (talk) 00:24, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

All my toolserver code is GPL, so feel free :-) --Magnus Manske (talk) 15:55, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

George Fox

Please could you tell me where you found the alleged portrait of George Fox? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:George_Fox.jpg 217.42.43.194 22:03, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

I have no idea. If there's a copyright problem here is a better one... --Magnus Manske (talk) 15:57, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Systematische Versionslöschungen durch den File Upload Bot

Ich versuche es noch einmal, auch wenn ich wahrscheinlich wieder keine Antwort erhalten werde: Bitte bringe dem File Upload Bot bei, alle Dateiversionen einer Datei zu übertragen und nicht nur die letzte. In der deutschsprachigen Wikipedia wird das Fehlen dieser Funktion als Vorwand genutzt, um systematisch verdeckte Versionslöschungen durchzuführen, die praktisch nicht mehr nachvollziehbar sind. Mir wurde zumindest gesagt, dass nur du das ändern kannst. Ich weiß nicht, ob das stimmt. Es könnte auch sein, dass der Bot Boteas von Ireas ein besserer Ansatzpunkt wäre, dieser lehnt die Verantwortung jedoch ab. Unter de:Wikipedia Diskussion:WikiProjekt Commons-Transfer#Vernichtung der Versionsgeschichte findest du eine ausführliche Diskussion dazu. --TMg 21:07, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Commons:Bots/Requests/OgreBot --Leyo 21:39, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Glamorous

Hi Magnus,

  1. Glamorous on Ship categories with missing year currently counts 745 images, but doesn't indicate any image uses.
  2. CatScan2 on the same lists 745 images, including File:North Pacific (sidewheeler).jpg from Category:North Pacific (sidewheeler).
  3. That image is used in en:North Pacific (sidewheeler). An image use that Glamorous would normally note.

The addition of Category:North Pacific (sidewheeler) to Category:Ship categories with missing year is fairly recent, but it is detected as the image is included in the count of 745.

I'm trying to find used images to get the missing years from corresponding Wikipedia articles and was wondering why Glamorous doesn't detect them. Maybe you can help me. --  Docu  at 04:35, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Looks like uses counted are only those of images in the category itself, not in subcategories. In the above sample, Category:Ship categories with missing year have no images. --  Docu  at 16:11, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Logs for flickr uploads from bot?

Does your bot keep verifiable logs/screenshots/any such thing of images that it uploads from flickr? A user is claiming at Commons:Deletion requests/File:Cynomys ludovicianus -Paignton Zoo, Devon, England-8a.jpg that his flickr image never was under a CC license. This sounds extremely dubious since both your bot and the user who requested the upload (who is a long time user) say that it was under a CC license. But I thought I would check to see if any records are available. Thanks. --UserB (talk) 21:33, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

Bug: Author field is not set correctly

Hi Magnus. Thanks for doing great work with Wikipedia Commons API.

I found that in some cases Austhor field does not contain valid value for some photos. For example, photo File:Calumma tarzan 01.jpg has Author set to "Sebastian Gehring", but XML element "author", provided by API (http://toolserver.org/~magnus/commonsapi.php?image=Calumma%20tarzan%2001.jpg) has no any value. Is that a bug?

Try it now. --Magnus Manske (talk) 20:27, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

TUSC

Hi Magnus. I seem to have lost my TUSC password. Could you nuke my account so I can resubscribe? Thanks in advance. :)--Midnight bird (talk) 22:30, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Done. --Magnus Manske (talk) 22:00, 15 July 2011 (UTC)
Thank you ! :) :)--Midnight bird (talk) 13:04, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

Document "Edict wegen Octrojirung ..."

Hi Magnus! There is a failure within the "Edikt-Handelskompanie_nach_Guinea.jpg". You've cut the second part of the "Edict". So, six rows and the signature of Fridrich Wilhelm lost. I've made a complete version of this "Edict". Let me know if you want to have it. Regards, JKK

Hi JKK! I have done nothing of the sort. If you look at the page in question, your keen eye might find the line "Transferred from de.wikipedia; transferred to Commons by User:Ireas using CommonsHelper.". Please talk to the person who made the transfer, not the person who made the tool. Cheers --Magnus Manske (talk) 19:05, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

Bestimmung von File:Impations parviflora (Balsaminaceae) flower.JPG

Hallo Magnus Manske/Archive 7,

ich habe File:Impations parviflora (Balsaminaceae) flower.JPG von Category:Impatiens parviflora nach Category:Unidentified Impatiens verschoben, da die Kategorie offensichtlich falsch war. Impatiens parviflora hat kleine, gelbe Blüten. Eine Zuordnung zu einer anderen Art (z. B. Impatiens glandulifera) traue ich mir angesichts des Fundorts in einem Botanischen Garten nicht zu. Mit freundlichen Grüßen -- Robert Flogaus-Faust (talk) 18:44, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

Geograph.org2Commons Description parameter in Template:Information

Hi. The upload tool works really well but don't understand why this Summary appears corrupted. Perhaps it's my browser. Do you have any ideas, or should I just edit the text? Thanks. --Trevj (talk) 12:00, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Aha - perhaps DAB-17 is relevant, although the user name doesn't contain a space. --Trevj (talk) 14:05, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

I've just looked into the source of the Tool, seems it relies on scraping the content from our pages (I'm a developer on Geograph), in some cases, the content wont match what the tool expects. Just correct the upload, but Magnus will need correct the tool to stop it happening in the future. Personally would recommend using the API rather than scraping webpages, which is prone to error. BarryHunter (talk) 00:14, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

Lost TUSC password

Sorry to bother you, but I forgot my TUSC password. How can I retrieve it? Many thanks. SMasters (talk) 10:47, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

You can't. Noone can, that's a safety feature :-) But, I have deleted your TUSC logins entirely, so you can create a new one. Note that for working with TUSC on Commons, you need a Commons TUSC registration (no SUL, sorry). --Magnus Manske (talk) 22:51, 23 August 2011 (UTC)
Oh I see, maybe that's why my password didn't work. OK, I will try again. Thanks. SMasters (talk) 01:11, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

Schmetterlinge

Hi Magnus, wolltest du nur kurz was bei deinem Tool testen oder was hat es mit den beiden Schmetterlingsbildern File:Nachtpfauenauge.jpg und File:Distelfalter im Abflug.jpg auf sich? Wie auch immer, will eigentlich nur drauf hinweisen, dass man sich auf CommonSense oder woher auch immer die Kategorien geliefert werden, nicht verlassen kann: Bei beiden Bildern ist nicht mal ne Schmetterlingskategorie mitgeliefert worden. Grüße --X-Weinzar (talk) 23:22, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Transfer von Flickr. Flickr-tags, die es als Kategorien gibt, werden als solche benutzt. --Magnus Manske (talk) 08:26, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Images from UK National Archives

Can you avoid uploading material from the UK National Archives Flickr account for the time being? It looks like someone's got a bit carried away with the government's new-found enthusiasm for open data, and ended up being very sloppy with their licence tagging. They've effectively tagged it as all PD regardless of whether its copyright-expired, subject to the Open Government Licence, or just their copy of something that is someone else's copyright - it's a real mess. However, there's now a formal collaboration between TNA and Wiki, so hopefully we can get the material direct, with proper licencing. I can see there could be a requirement for someone used to uploading lots of images to Commons.... :-) I've given some examples of "problem" Flickr images over at en:Wikipedia talk:GLAM/TNA#Licencing. Le Deluge (talk) 13:42, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

File:Propane.png

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Propane.png has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!


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DMacks (talk) 17:39, 7 September 2011 (UTC)

Map Change

Was it you that uploaded the ACC map? Can anyone make a change to the map and make it simpler and easy to Understand. I recommend making it similar to the Big Ten's map on wikipedia. All one color for the states that have ACC teams. Then use three different color dots where the actual universities are located. One color signifying the "Atlantic Division" and one color signifying the "Coastal Division" and a third for Pittsburgh and Syracuse signifying "To Be Determined". I don't know how much work this is but who ever has done the other conferences does a great job (I just wish the ACC map was easier to read. I hope this helps.--Craiglduncan (talk) 16:04, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

I do not have the faintest idea what you are talking about. --Magnus Manske (talk) 21:59, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Flickr stream tool

Hi Magnus. Is it possible with your Flick stream tool to upload in batches? As far as I can tell, when you ask for X images only, it starts from the beginning each time, duplicating what's already been uploaded (ie first 10, first 10 etc), but if you try to upload in one go, it has little chance of success for relatively large streams given how long it can take (it was only managing 3-5 images a minute when I tried it). Ultra7 (talk) 18:00, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Problem with Catscan V2

Hello Smile, Just this little message to tell you I added a new issue on Jira: https://jira.toolserver.org/browse/MAGNUS-251

about a problem concerning Catscan V2 tool when using fr and es wikipedia. It's the first time I add a jira issue then I hope I filled correctly the fields ^^

I don't know if the problem comes from the tool or anywhere else in databases, but thank you very much if you can help :-)

Thanks again. Jeriby (talk) 22:10, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Oh sorry my issue was here ^^ then thank you anyway. Jeriby (talk) 18:40, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

CatScan 2

It currently gives an access denied-MYSQL error. If you have time to look into it, I'd be glad. --  Docu  at 06:31, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Works for me. Example? --Magnus Manske (talk) 13:38, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
.e.g.
http://toolserver.org/~magnus/catscan_rewrite.php?language=commons&project=wikimedia&categories=Rijksmonumenten_in_Utrecht_%28province%29&ns[6]=1&ext_image_data=1
got me: "MYSQL error : Access denied for user 'magnus'@'%.toolserver.org' to database 'commonswiki_p' [CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE cat1 ( catgroup INTEGER , catname VARCHAR(255) , depth INTEGER , PRIMARY KEY ca ( catgroup , catname ) , INDEX cb ( catgroup , depth ) ) STORAGE MEMORY]"
--  Docu  at 17:06, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
Database borked, cannot fix myself, files JIRA ticket. Wait and see. --Magnus Manske (talk) 14:08, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
Fixed. --Magnus Manske (talk) 14:42, 29 September 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. --  Docu  at 06:48, 5 October 2011 (UTC)
Sorry I was away for some days ^^ Yes it's working well, thank you very much! Smile Jeriby (talk) 18:36, 8 October 2011 (UTC)