User talk:Magog the Ogre

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Hello, I am an blocked user that was suspected to be a sockpuppet of Geórafo23. I have been talking with the user Hedwig in Washington and he recommended me to ping you to check if i am that sockpuppet of that user. I still blocked until now, so i need your help. Regards. The Limean--00:53, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

User:MoiraMoira made the initial block; would she have something to add? I don't see anything immediately wrong, but she may know something I don't. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 07:46, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Image removal[edit]

In this edit you added a no permission tag, despite the existence of an OTRS ticket tag.

Am I missing something, or was this just a mistake?--Sphilbrick (talk) 19:13, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

@Sphilbrick: I was probably running off a cached version of the English Wikipedia NowCommons helper, and failed to notice the new tag. Or I just missed it. My bad. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:40, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
I noticed a shortish lag between the two, which fits. Thanks for restoring, I will restore to the article and notify the uploader. --Sphilbrick (talk) 13:54, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

East Ukraine conflict map[edit]

Hi Magog the Ogre. Please, forgive my poor english. I think this is the first time I talk with you, so, nice to meet you. I recently uploaded a map of the 2014 insurgency in Donbass with latin characters. I will update this map every day and if you have time or interest, let me invite you to fix or update it. Cheers. --Turkmenistan (talk) 00:48, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

That must have been verify difficult, Turkmenistan. How did you do that? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 17:55, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

I used this map to guide me. It took me a few hours to create the new map with latin characters. :) I hope this map can be useful, I'll update it and fix it every day and if you or other users can help to keep it updated it will be awesome. Cheers. (And again, forgive my poor english hahaha) --Turkmenistan (talk) 18:23, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

No, I meant how you copied the exact image borders and national borders from the main map, even though the map is in PNG not SVG. And that site is incredibly useful, by the way: I've often found news there several hours before it slowly trickles into the western press. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 18:28, 26 July 2014 (UTC)
Turkmenistan (ping just in case you hadn't seen the response). Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:39, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm afraid I don't understand you. I downloaded the original file with cyrilic characters and replaced them with latin characters and also added some new towns and checkpoints. Then I uploaded in PNG as the original file (it's also a PNG image). --Turkmenistan (talk) 23:06, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

It's very difficult to remove text from an image which already has it. That's all. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:07, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

Not so hard if you use Paint. I painted over the texts in cyrillic and then I wrote the names of the cities in latin characters. --Turkmenistan (talk) 23:24, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

It would be much easier, if you could use SVG Translate. See you again. User: Perhelion (Commons: = crap?)00:18, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
That's what I was thinking, except the original map is, sadly, in PNG format. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:51, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
To be sure, if Turkmenistan has the technical wherewithal to tinker around with individuals pixels in a PNG image to this extent, he probably could figure out how to edit an SVG with Inkscape or in a text editor. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:56, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Geography of the bot[edit]

I noticed that some of the images I'd just uploaded were listed as being in User:Aconcagua/Alaska new/2014 July 21-31 which seemed kind of odd. So I went to look and eventually ended up at User:OgreBot/gallery. I looked through the page and found the listing for "User:Aconcagua/Alaska new" but I couldn't find a listing for Category:Nunavut. So I was curious as too why the bot was adding images from Nunavut, and Toronto to a page for Alaskan images? Cheers. CambridgeBayWeather Talk 04:08, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

@CambridgeBayWeather:: I've made some modifications to User:OgreBot/gallery to mostly remedy the problem. I've also asked the gallery owner to try to be vigilant. Thanks. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 15:31, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. CambridgeBayWeather Talk 00:40, 28 July 2014 (UTC)


Polski: Przepraszam. Wybrałem zbyt dużą kategorię. Proszę o nie dodawanie plików do User:Marek Mazurkiewicz/nowe biologia.
Esperanto: Pardonu. Mi elektis tro grandan kategorion. Mi petas ne aldonos dosieron al User:Marek Mazurkiewicz/nowe biologia.
English: Sorry. I chose too large category. Please do not add files to the User:Marek Mazurkiewicz/nowe biologia.

Marek Mazurkiewicz (talk) 15:16, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

@Marek Mazurkiewicz: - I've done this. If you change your mind and want to do a subcategory, let me know. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 15:31, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Category Cleanup Tool not working[edit]

Hi Magog. Lately I've been trying to apply the Category Cleanup Tool to Category:Pages using Information template with incorrect parameter several times, but without any success (both with and without the subcategory). Despite of the notice “Success. The job has been queued.” OgreBot does not do anything. Could you please take a look? --Leyo 21:39, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

@Leyo: try it again now. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 21:42, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
That was quick. It works now, thank you. --Leyo 21:55, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

CleanUp bot for categories[edit]

Hi Magog the Ogre. Is there a chance that you could run your cleanup bot over the subcategory pages of Category:Language templates with no text displayed? The standard script used for file pages may do the job. --Leyo 00:21, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

No, I'm sorry; the bot is not built for that. You might consider auto wiki browser. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:00, 1 August 2014 (UTC)
@Leyo: Also, as you may have noticed, the script has a bug wherein it doesn't work properly if you choose "no subcategories." Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:43, 1 August 2014 (UTC)