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"Upload gleicher Name" bug - wahl bitte![edit]

Hallo McZusatz,

Können sie vielleicht für diesen Bug "wahlen"? Das kann man hier machen. Danke! --Slashme (talk) 15:47, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Ich habe mich in die Bugliste eingetragen und einen Kommentar verfasst. Wählen werde ich dann nach der Antwort. --McZusatz (talk) 17:24, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
Ein Patch ist schon hochgeladen, bis der gemerged wird (wenn überhaupt), kann es noch dauern, denke ich. --McZusatz (talk) 18:54, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

License Review[edit]

If you have some time, please try to mark some images in the license review category above. Admin Morning Sunshine has been away since April 5 and I mark mostly flickr images and have my own job too. So, this category has grown, I notice. If not, please ask other active Admins to mark some images in this category with 400+ images. Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 23:03, 21 April 2013 (UTC)


Hallo McZusatz,
ich bin gerade dabei die PGP-Keys der Wikipedianer zu sammeln. Laut deiner Benutzerseite verfügst du über einen Key, könntest du mir die ID zukommen lassen? Vielen Dank im Voraus. --DaB. (talk) 20:44, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Hey, DaB. Mit welchem Hintergrund sammelst du die Keys und in welcher Form werden diese veröffentlicht? --McZusatz (talk) 12:29, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
de:wp:kurier#WP und PGP -- Rillke(q?) 07:18, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Could you help me with CNX[edit]

One of the images at Category:CNX you tagged and said it needed the full URL. As it is a book, is there any way I can just cite that such as through: which is the books online page. I can't find and ISBN.CFCF (talk) 18:23, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

And is there any easy way to edit multiple images at once, it will take hours to go through what I have on an image per image basis opening and closing each one. CFCF (talk) 18:24, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
Got the ISBN: 1-938165-13-5 now just to add it too all of the images in that category?? CFCF (talk) 18:35, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
There are some things we need to take care of:
  1. properly attribute
  2. (Optional) Link to the module the file can be found (example: )
  3. (Optional) Give a "hotlink" to the jpeg file (ex.: )
The fist task can be done by some script, I think... Let's have a closer look at your uploads... --McZusatz (talk) 18:51, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
Do you think you can do the editing by yourself using Help:VisualFileChange.js? Otherwise I need to know when you started to upload the files from "Overview of Anatomy and Physiology" to select them all. --McZusatz (talk) 19:05, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
I'll give it a shot tomorrow when I have time, but this'll make eveything smooth and fast. The help page seems pretty intuitive. Thanks alot for the help! :D CFCF (talk) 19:16, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

Crimea Emblem.gif[edit]

Why here file was removed, but not replaced?--Anatoliy (talk) 00:19, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

This DR[edit]

If you can, please feel free to state if this image can be kept without COM:OTRS permission. I have no clear views on it, just some doubts whether the flickr owner owns its copyright outright. Best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 08:33, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

  • The DR discussion appears to be delete but now there are these other images to consider. Best Wishes, --Leoboudv (talk) 03:15, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Reversed images[edit]

Hi, saw your edits to File:Glider club Svævethy (8174482839).jpg. That was one of several aircraft images that I have noticed have been uploaded in reversed/flipped form. As with the others, the lettering on the aircraft or background (eg OY-XGF) is visibly reversed. I have tried using IrfanView on several images, but it reports that a perfect transformation cannot be achieved. Anyway, the Cleanup image template does not appear to have an explicit parameter for reversed images, so could you perhaps investigate that to cover this topic better, or should we query that on Commons talk:Media for cleanup ? (watching here) MTIA, PeterWD (talk) 10:23, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Just two quick notes:
  1. Feel free to revert my revert while stating the reason in the edit summary. This will help to identify the cause in future.
  2. We have Category:Images to be flopped back but the category name seems clumsy to me and there is no template connected with this category.
--McZusatz (talk) 10:31, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

File replacements of seals, ...[edit]

With these replacements, it is worthwhile checking the place/... at Wikidata as they have a property for things like a seal, and it needs to be updated manually. :-/ There is a bugzilla request to somehow display that the link exists on the image, however, at this time, it hasn't exited anyone sufficiently to work out how to fix the beast.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:10, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I never heard of it. Please send me some links and I will add it to the growing list of problems when moving files... --McZusatz (talk) 07:41, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

File tagging File:ZDFcheck-Screenshot.png[edit]

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Warning sign
This media may be deleted.
Thanks for uploading File:ZDFcheck-Screenshot.png. This media is missing permission information. A source is given, but there is no proof that the author or copyright holder agreed to license the file under the given license. Please provide a link to an appropriate webpage with license information, or send an email with copy of a written permission to OTRS ( This also applies if you are the author yourself.

Please see this page for more information on how to confirm permission, and Commons:Permission if you would like to understand why we ask for permission when uploading work that is not your own.

Unless the permission information is given, the image may be deleted after seven days. Thank you.

Mys_721tx (talk) 00:00, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

--> User_talk:Tim_Moritz_Hector_(WMDE)#File_tagging_File:ZDFcheck-Screenshot-1024x760.jpg --McZusatz (talk) 07:51, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Broken(?) video not generating thumbnails[edit]

Namaste, McZusatz.

This file you uploaded is broken: File:Yochai Benkler - On Autonomy, Control and Cultural Experience.ogg

It fails to generate a thumbnail and the servers are throwing error pages when trying to create the image too. The original does not exhibit this behaviour.

edit: the video itself plays just fine however.

What is the difference between the two and, why the need for a dupe? Can't we remove yours, or swap their position so that the old (non-broken one) is the default choice? Regards. Dsprc (talk) 10:20, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the follow up. The uploads are indeed the same and both fail equally in regards to generating thubmnails. (You should try a 122px thumbnail instead of the cached 120px thumbnail)
Nonetheless I have remapped the streams and everything should now work as expected. --McZusatz (talk) 10:36, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
Very cool, thanks. :) These 3 seem to be doing the same thing as well:
These are lower priority as they're not really being used anywhere yet so, no biggie. -- Dsprc (talk) 13:58, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
Those three are supposed to be broken. ;D bugzilla:53863 needs to be fixed first. --McZusatz (talk) 14:03, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

File:Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator SIAD-R rocket sled test video.webm[edit]

Hey there, since there seems to be an issue with transcoding File:Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator SIAD-R rocket sled test video.webm, I went ahead and uploaded File:Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator SIAD-R rocket sled test video.ogv, which appears to be working fine. Since you also uploaded to the webm version, I won't request speedy deletion. If you would delete the webm version, however, I'd appreciate it. Huntster (t @ c) 23:02, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

As of now a direct upload from youtube is not encouraged because VP9 is not yet supported by TimedMediaHandler. Therefore I have uploaded a VP8 transcode created from the h264 version of youtube and I'd propose to keep the WebM version because WebM generally offers better quality than ogv. --McZusatz (talk) 16:14, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
If the original file is now working, then go ahead and kill off the OGV file. I'll not be using WebM again in the future, as it is simply too finicky (and, personally speaking, I see no benefit in quality over OGV). Thanks for your help in all this. Huntster (t @ c) 22:09, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

FN Minimi[edit]

So in ordung?--Sanandros (talk) 11:47, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Falls der Flickr Nutzer korrekt ist, koennten wir die restlichen Dateien auch hochladen. ( ) --McZusatz (talk) 11:57, 6 July 2014 (UTC)


To make a dead link[1], please stop. 221.20 (talk) 08:58, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

I don't really get the whole point of changing the user's site-wide language to only display the description in another language. For changing the language of the description we have the "Language select-dropdown" (as you can find it on File:Albania - Lin and Ohrid Lake.JPG). And for changing the display language you can use the Link in the upper right section of every page. (Left from your username) --McZusatz (talk) 15:06, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
There is other way, such as to notify me, it is not a reason that it makes the red link. Please prudent work.221.20 (talk) 15:26, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
What is your opinion on the two proposals I made (c.f. )
In general the already widely used {{information}} template should be used to make it as machine readable as possible. Also the maintenance is easier... --McZusatz (talk) 15:40, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
I've comment out the relevant part as an interim treatment[2]. I will consider based on your comment. might take to understand in English. Thank you. 221.20 (talk) 15:49, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
If you have trouble understanding my Englisch, I often recommend (sometimes the translation is ok). If you are ok with one of my proposals, we should change your template and fix all of the files. I can help you with that, so just let me know. --McZusatz (talk) 15:55, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Should the categories be at the very bottom?[edit]

Regarding 128833173: there seems to be a number of files with categories listed at the bottom of the == {{int:filedesc}} == section instead of being at the bottom of the page. I wonder if such pages could be left as they are, because to my mind, it makes even more sense to be able to edit categories as part of the description section? TIA. ⁓ [Gyft Xelz · talk] 19:05, 26 July 2014 (UTC)

If there is nothing to clean up, he also won't touch the categories. Nonetheless, if an edit is done anyway, the categories are grouped at the bottom because it seems to be "consensus" now to place them there. (The file you mentioned above even had them split on two locations which is even more misleading...)
Another observation is that the categories appear at the very bottom in the rendered HTML view, so it actually makes sense to place them in the bottom of the source code as well. And finally considering the broad usage of hotcat, it should not even matter at all. --McZusatz (talk) 20:16, 26 July 2014 (UTC)


Hello! Do we still need Category:DuplicatePNG? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:51, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Oh, den Abschnitt habe ich bisher uebersehen...
Die Kat habe ich zusammen mit Template:DuplicatePNG erstellt. (Ist nur fuer mich gedacht und sollte demnaechst erledigt sein.) --McZusatz (talk) 08:07, 6 August 2014 (UTC)
Kein Problem, ist mir nur im Ordner Duplikate aufgefallen. LG, --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 04:21, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

languages to be added for subtitles list[edit]


At File:Marathi Wikipedia ULS.webm I would like to get subtitles added for more dialects of Marathi language namely :

  • knn - कोंकणी
  • vah - वऱ्हाडी
  • smv - कादोडी
  • ahr - अहिराणी
  • khn - खानदेशी

The above languages are having Ethnologue and ISO codes but are not included in dropdown list for subtitles.

  • Besides we prefer to have कोल्लापुरी and बेळगावी dialects (कोल्लापुरी and बेळगावी does not have iso codes) of Marathi added to the list. It would be ok to write mr- मराठी (कोल्लापुरी) and mr- मराठी (बेळगांवी) as additional options to standard Marathi language code until these dialects get separate iso codes.

I do not know which is the right place to make the request for this on commons so requesting you for your kind help and support in this respect.

Rgds Mahitgar (talk) 15:34, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

I assume this needs a change in TMH. You can submit a bug report to --McZusatz (talk) 09:49, 10 August 2014 (UTC)


Der Bot macht tolle Wartungsarbeit, vielen Dank dafür nochmals. Hast Du mal über Klone nachgedacht die von Hinten oder bei Buchstabengruppen ab G bzw P anfangen um die aufgestauten Arbeiten schneller erldigen zu können? Der Hauptbot wühlt sich gerade erst durch C. Um mal an die Zukunft zu denken: Wäre schön wenn man den Bot bzw seine Funktionen irgendwie auf Labs realisieren könnte und den dort mit ggf mehreren Maintainern als generellen Wartungsbot für Commons zur Verfügung hätte. --Denniss (talk) 06:56, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Ja, bis der einmal durch ist, dauert es noch Monate (oder Jahre?). Anstatt mehrere Bots laufen zu lassen koennte ich auch die Edit-rate erhoehen. (An die 5 sekunden regel hat sich Commons:Bots/Requests/SchlurcherBot auch nicht gehalten...)
Zur Zeit kompiliere ich den Bot in ein .jar und benutze Labs nur als host. In welcher Form kann ich die Funktion des Bots als generellen Wartungsbot bereitstellen? Webinterface? --McZusatz (talk) 10:01, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
Wenn Du den code bereitstellst, wuerde ich einen Bot parallel laufen lassen. Ich habe hier noch einen Laptop auf dem zur Zeit nur BOINC laeuft. Ich wollte den eh auf Linux umstellen. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 10:58, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
@Hedwig in Washington: Gerne, kannst du dann wie oben gewuenscht bei 'P' anfangen? Bitte benutze die Version vom 14. August (Findest du, wenn du den Namen des Bots bei google eintippst). Kompilieren musst du selbst, aber lass mich wissen wenn es Probleme gibt. --McZusatz (talk) 19:37, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
Ja wo laufen sie denn? :) Hast Du den bot nur auf dem Toolserver? Da komme ich nicht ran. Google gibt mir nur blogs und Zeugs. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 21:28, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Macht der Bot keine Internationalisierung vom Datum? Da hat er das deutsche Datumsformat dringelssen. --Denniss (talk) 09:44, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

com:regex#Dates ist zu allgemein gehalten. Nur mit Kenntnis des Datums weiss man nicht ob das August oder November ist. Kontextbasierte Erkennung waere aber eine Moeglichkeit... --McZusatz (talk) 18:49, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Upload wizard[edit]

Hi McZusatz, I am encoutering a problem with the upload wiizard since I am back from vacations : when I try to upload a file, there is no display of progress. The 'wheel' keeps on turning, but nothing happens. It looks like nothing is getting uploaded. Do you have an idea what is going on ? Is there a workaround for large files ? As far as I know, chunked uploads works only for uploading a new version of a file. Cheers, — Racconish ✉ 08:23, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

The bug is already reported multiple times but WMF ignores such issues to spend more time on inventing feckless user rights. And no: You can modify the file name by hand in the chunked upload.js pop up and thus upload any file (create or new version). Maybe @Rillke: can place the "upload new version (chunked)"-link on the toolbox of every page? --McZusatz (talk) 08:36, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. That is exactly what I was looking for. — Racconish ✉ 09:26, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
There should be a link now when visiting any page in the file namespace, no matter whether it exists or not. Ideally, script would check after changing the destination whether file exists and change the summary/description input if required. -- Rillke(q?) 16:06, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Or provide two links where the one for re-upload has the file name filled out and the one for upload only the file-name-placeholder and an extended summary/description field? The "create a new file"-upload link can then be visible in all namespaces (like upload wizard). --McZusatz (talk) 16:57, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Anyway, thanks to both of you. It's nice to see that with all the ongoing aggravation, you remain dedicated to helping out. Cheers, — Racconish ✉ 17:41, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Unfortunately, the chunked uploads script does not seem to work for me since a few days : it keeps 'waiting for the server to publish the uploaded file' forever. Any clue or workaround ? Thanks, — Racconish ✉ 14:37, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

You may find the files in --McZusatz (talk) 20:17, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
Will try this way. Thanks, — Racconish ✉ 21:34, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
It worked. Thanks again, — Racconish ✉ 07:01, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

GIFTagger replacing GIFs with PNGs[edit]

Hi McZusatz, I noticed GifTagger is uploading PNG equivalents of GIFs and rediredting the GIF to the new PNG file. Why is this necessary? Why not upload the new PNG under a new name and keep the existing GIF (to maintain an audit trail if nothing else)? Has this action been discussed and agreed somewhere?

Also, I noticed that some new PNG files are getting tagged by bots for incomplete source information, for example: File:4th MLG.png. This might lead to the PNGs being deleted unnecessarily. I cannot see the original GIF's page description so I cannot see whether the whole of the original description and any licence tags were copied over. Is the GifTagger bot operating correctly in these cases? Thanks. -84user (talk) 00:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

user:Hedwig in Washington is not a bot afaik. There is no processing in the file description page involved so the whole description is just copied over. If there is a licensing problem with the source file, there will be with the PNG file. --McZusatz (talk) 07:34, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Indeed. A deletion is possible, true that. Nevertheless, if a file doesn't have an identifiable source it can't be hosted on Commons. The main goal is to get the uploader to add a source. There are over 55,000 files without source - I can't find them all. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 08:30, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Bot bug[edit]

Please fix your bot so that license templates are not substituted.[3][4]. And while you're at it, please consider XML decoding the text such that we're not getting these |'s and 
's on the file description page. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:10, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, cleanup is not part of this bot's task. I can not substitute nor re-substitute; The resulting description is an exact copy of the original description to prevent unnecessary confusion. --McZusatz (talk) 07:38, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
OK, you are right about the subst'ed text. But the duplicate XML encoding was not part of the original text, was it? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:10, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
XML decoding is handled by wiki-java? Note to myself: parseLogEntry() calls parseAttribute().
My hard drive is broken right now but I will do some debug next month or so. --McZusatz (talk) 21:00, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
@Magog the Ogre: So I could not find any bug. The server indeed gives {{Information | Description = {{ pt | 1 = Brasão de Tarumã }} | Source = Prefeitura de Tarumã | Author = Prefeitura de Tarumã | Date = 2010/03/08 | Permission = | Permission = }} = | Date = 2010/03/08 | Permission = | Permission = &#x7 as a result. Thus, I am not sure what to do:
  • Keep current code and don't change the behavior.
  • Apply org.apache.commons.lang.StringEscapeUtils.unescapeXml() once on every upload summary. (Is this error prone?)
  • Apply unescapeXml() repetitively on the reason-string until nothing changes anymore. (E.g. the above example needs two reps.)
Looking forward to hear your feedback. --McZusatz (talk) 19:12, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
Can you provide me the link so I can look at the XML myself? I can't tell if you're trying to say & or & because of the way you pasted. If it's the former, then that's exactly what the XML should output. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:41, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, it's the actual source code: --McZusatz (talk) 23:09, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
Well, I give up then. Either the uploader's tool was borked, or your framework has a bug in it. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 15:10, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
It looks to me like it's a framework bug. Source doesn't have bad data in it: [5]. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 15:28, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
@Magog the Ogre: Actually, you are right! (Now I recall why I referred to parseAttribute() back in August.) Anyway, erroneous behavior is fixed in wiki-java; Thank you! --McZusatz (talk) 23:14, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Guten Morgen![edit]

Also wenn eine so einfache Datei wie Bsp_Duplex.gif schon in irgendwas anderes konvertiert werden muss, dann hätte sich aber *.svg besser angeboten als *.png.
Liebe Grüße, --Charly Whisky (talk) 07:15, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Das Gif war in der vollen Aufloesung eingebunden, daher kein visueller Unterschied. (Bei thumbnails waere allerdings ein grosser sichtbar gewesen!)
Einen PNG->SVG-Bot gibt es noch nicht, aber File:Bsp Duplex.svg sollte passen? --McZusatz (talk) 20:07, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Passte! Vielen Dank! Ich weiß bloß immer noch nicht, wie man das macht, dass die Texte in den SVG sich automatisch an die benutzte Sprache anpassen. Irgendwie sollte das gehen. Bisher machte ich das dann als Trick mit einem zweiten Layer, wie bei de:Dauerstrichradar und en:Continuous-wave radar sowie diversen anderen Sprachen. --Charly Whisky (talk) 21:15, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Ich glaube du meinst Category:Translation possible - SVG (switch). (In der Kat. findest du ein paar Beispiele) --McZusatz (talk) 21:27, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Ja, das habe ich jetzt mal ausgiebig getestet. Leider hat dieses System einen entscheidenden Nachteil. Die jeweilige Sprache innerhalb des SVG wird abgerufen durch die Sprache des Betriebssystems. Hast du ein Englisch-sprachiges Windoof, dann eben Englisch. Hast du ein Windoof in Swahili, dann ebenfalls in Englisch, weil ich kein Swahili implementiert habe, Hast du ein Windoof in Frangßösüsch, dann kommt auch die gefragte Sprache (hier französisch) zur Anzeige. Das ist aber nicht das, was ich möchte. Ich hätte gerne eine Sprachenverteilung entsprechend dem Metatag, zum Beispiel: <meta http-equiv="content-language" content="bg" />. Das macht das SVG dann allerdings nicht. Schade. Dank jedoch für deine Hinweise. --Charly Whisky (talk) 22:05, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

No token for old man[edit]

Moin! YacBot pausiert zur Zeit gerne mal 240/400 sec. und beim Verschieben von Dateien bekomme ich oft No token for Gibt es dafuer schon einen Bug report? Oder sind das andere Wehwechen? LG --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 14:01, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

  • YaCBot pausiert, sobald die Server mit Fehlercodes antworten; Und das passiert erstaunlich oft. Es liegt eigentlich im Aufgabengebiet der WMF die Spendengelder sinnvoll aufzuteilen...
  • Kannst du in den naechsten Tagen nochmal vesuchen eclipse (oder netbeans) zum laufen zu bringen und die neueste Version von YaCBot kompilieren? Meine Festplatte ist zur Zeit kaputt und ich kann nicht wirklich was am Stueck erledigen.
  • Einen bugreport fuer notoken habe ich nicht gefunden.
--McZusatz (talk) 20:28, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Careful when deleting files with GifTagger[edit]

File:Btn edit.gif was replaced with a png version, but the original was used in a user script, which became broken as a consequence. Would it be possible for GifTagger to search for instances of the filename in user scripts before deleting? That would prevent other such cases from happening. --Waldir talk 15:12, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

If you really want to hard-code the image into the code instead of solving the redirect (or filing a bug to let the server solve the redirect), you could also use a thumbnailed version of the image like commons/thumb/e/ec/Btn_edit.gif/15px-Btn_edit.gif which currently redirects correctly to the PNG thumb. --McZusatz (talk) 18:16, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

OTRS Freigabe[edit]

Hallo McZusatz,

kannst du bitte folgende Dateien die OTRS Freigabe erteilen:

File:Wilhelm Caspari.jpg,File:Gedenktafel Karl Landauer am Sigmund-Freud-Institut in der Myliusstraße 20.jpg, File:Infoblatt 17 10 14 .xps.pdf, File:Raphael Weichbrodt.jpg, File:Hermann Lismann.jpg, File:Carl Grünberg.jpg, File:Gustav Georg Embden.jpg, File:Paul Epstein.jpg

Ticketnummer usw. ist schon im Bild vorhanden, jedoch ausgeblendet.

Vielen Dank und Grüße Woelle ffm (talk) 09:25, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Please add meaningful descriptions to your Flickr transfers[edit]


You transferred these images from a Flickr account:-

Could you please clarify who or what they are meant to be and add meaningful descriptions to them please? I assume that they were transferred for some good reason, but that is not obvious.

From looking at the Flickr account, I suspect that one of the images may be of the band "We The Kings", but I assume you know more about these images than me.

Thanks, Ubcule (talk) 21:55, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Template:Transcribe here[edit]

Hi McZusatz, i've seen that you were doing some edits on the mentioned template. I am currently thinking about to extend it a little bit. It would be nice when you could contribute this discussion. If not, also ok. Thanks, --Arnd (talk) 14:25, 14 October 2014 (UTC)


durch die Verschiebung von Alzey_land_wappen-vg.gif -> Alzey_land_wappen-vg.png bin ich auf deinen Bot aufmerksam geworden. Ich gehe derzeit die hochgeladenen Wappen der rheinland-pfälzischen Kommunen durch, um sie falls nötig mit mittlerweile in besserer Qualität vorliegenden Dateien zu überschreiben. Viel zu viele Wappen sind allerdings nur als gif oder jpg hochgeladen. Der Idealfall wäre natürlich, wenn alle Wappen - die nicht eh schon vektorisiert vorliegen - als png da wären. In wieweit könntest du mir mit deinem Bot helfen und wie könnte ich dich unterstützen? Ich weiß ja nicht wie ein solcher Bot funktioniert, und ob nicht eine Dateiliste o.ä. nötig ist, die ich dir voher erstell. Fränsmer (talk) 15:02, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Ich versuche noch den #Bot_bug diese Woche zu fixen, bevor ich den naechsten lauf mache. --McZusatz (talk) 18:30, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
Hallo McZusatz,
könnte dieser eine Differenzierung machen wenn die GIF bereits mit einer SVG getaggt ist!? Ansonsten wäre das eine ziemlich redundante (und sinnärmere) Tätigkeit. Nun verstehe ich dass der Bot nicht die SVG beurteilen kann, daher schlage ich vor dieser generiert erst mal eine weitere Wartungs-Kat. die einen kurzen Check erlaubt um dann die SVG und nicht die PNG ersetzt!? LG User: Perhelion (Commons: = crap?) 16:41, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

File:The High Priest - 1916234235071.jpg[edit]

I don't log in on commons very often, so I managed to miss that one of my files had been put up for deletion:

Unfortunately, since the file is now gone, I can't quite see what the problem was. I know I did get the artist's permission, and I should be able to track down my correspondence with him if need be. But perhaps I simply used the wrong license template? Since I don't have admin privileges I can't look at the last version of the page and see what I did wrong. Since you do, could you maybe review the page, and either send me the text or just explain what the problem was? I did go to a lot of trouble to get that file, and would really like to have it back. --Iustinus (talk) 08:19, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

The information you provided on the file page was:
|source= [[Flickr]]: [ The High Priest - 1916234235071]
|author= [ Flavio Grynszpan]
However, I could not find an image after following the link, so the license could not be confirmed. --McZusatz (talk) 10:15, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
OK, I contacted Mr. Grynszpan, the original artist. He's not clear what exactly happened, but apparently the image was accidentally set to private. He's remedied the situation, so I guess I'll go submit the file for undeletion. --Iustinus (talk) 05:21, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
PS. Just noticed you are la-1... now I regret not writing you in Latin ;) --Iustinus (talk) 05:43, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
PPS. The file has been undeleted. Now that the original text is restored, I see that I had written:
|permission=Author posted privately, but invited me to upload it: "I uploaded it to flickr under the CC license but I did not make it public, just for you! You can download it and use it at your discretion."
(I sort of dimly remembered this, which was why I was asking for the information that was on the page. But when I contacted Mr. Grynszpan, he had no memory of this, and could not recall why he had set it to private in the first place—which is why I said it was an accident, above.)
I can see why that may not have been enough—presumably Mr. Grynszpan would have had to send in a statement to Wikimedia confirming what I quote him as saying. Well, now it's mostly moot, because he set the image to public. But, quick question, suppose he changes his mind and sets it private again. Will the file once again be in danger of deletion, or will Steinsplitter's {{flickrreview}} be sufficient to prevent that?
Thanks, Iustinus (talk) 21:27, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
We now have the flickr source and author confirmed. A CC license which is once granted, can not be revoked and thus, setting the file to private again or deleting it will not change the status here on commons. --McZusatz (talk) 04:35, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Report for files uploaded between November 04 and November 13[edit]

[deleteFraction = 0.12935131332887265; IOExceptions: 0 (Fraction: 0.0);]

Hi, I just finished my run and found 53 problematic instances. I was unsure about 1 of the files and it is up to you to have a look at them.

--Flock (talk) 12:48, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Report for files uploaded between November 09 and November 18[edit]

[deleteFraction = 0.12755280662854476; IOExceptions: 0 (Fraction: 0.0);]

Hi, I just finished my run and found 68 problematic instances. I was unsure about 3 of the files and it is up to you to have a look at them.

--Flock (talk) 10:32, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

PNG compression[edit]

Hallo McZusatz,
benutzt du bzw. GifTagger eigentl. eine extra KompressionsRoutine? Es ist mir stichprobenartig aufgefallen dass sich diese noch etwas schrumpfen lassen. Das wäre doch sicherlich angebracht bzw. eine Erwähnung wert. Beste Grüße User: Perhelion (Commons: = crap?) 14:18, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Ja, das is aber ein separater task, den ich dann spaeter ausfuehre. --McZusatz (talk) 19:50, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Report for files uploaded between November 18 and November 27[edit]

[deleteFraction = 0.10853205382589559; IOExceptions: 0 (Fraction: 0.0);]

Hi, I just finished my run and found 40 problematic instances. I was unsure about 3 of the files and it is up to you to have a look at them.

--Flock (talk) 14:36, 3 December 2014 (UTC)


Wären Sie bitte so nett, Ihre voreilig als "gemeinfrei" deklarierten Uploads wenigstens jetzt zu korrigieren, da die Sache durch sämtliche Medien gegangen ist? Danke. -- 12:42, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Waeren sie bitte so nett mir einen externen oder internen link betreffend der sache zukommen zu lassen? Gezaehlt habe ich meine uploads nicht, aber zu viele sind es gewiss, um jetzt die betroffenen herauszufischen. --McZusatz (talk) 14:01, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Notification about possible deletion[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg Some contents have been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether they should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at their entry.

If you created these pages, please note that the fact that they have 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 them, 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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Yours sincerely, Basvb (talk) 14:39, 29 December 2014 (UTC)


Windmills wishes.jpg Meilleurs vœux pour 2015 !
Hello McZusatz,
Je te souhaite une très bonne année
Et beaucoup de plaisir à contribuer !
Racconish 📥 11:32, 1 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! A happy new year to you, as well! --McZusatz (talk) 03:52, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Can one tag files to request conversion by GifTagger from .jpg or .gif to .png?[edit]

Hi McZusatz,

I redrew File:ABOMRibbon.png last night to get softer lines and to correct the dimensions. Since the existing file was in .png format, I had to convert my drawing from .jpg to .png before uploading it. The file is used, among several other articles, in South African Republic & Orange Free State War Medal, where I also needed a mirror image of the same image. I therefore rotated my drawing 180 degrees and uploaded File:ABO SAR & OFS War Medal OFS.jpg without bothering to convert it.

It was only when I added the two images into the article that I noticed the difference in quality between the reduced size .png and .jpg images, and the penny dropped for me as to why some of these files show up distorted as thumbnails, especially some of the red and dark green colours.

Now I have a whole bunch of files in .jpg and .gif format to convert to .png format, which will be a painful exercise. Then I noticed your GifTagger bot's signature in File:ABOMRibbon.png. This seems to be exactly what I need.

Is there a template to tag a .jpg or .gif file for conversion to .png by the bot? -- André Kritzinger (talk) 00:04, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Don't bother. I did it the hard way. -- André Kritzinger (talk) 11:28, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

problematic bot edit[edit]

FYI, This edit commented out the file's license and categories. --Jarekt (talk) 13:44, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Actually, I think the bot fixed it. There was a nowiki opening tag somewhere in the source and there was no closing nowiki tag; effectively commenting out all content after the opening nowiki tag. Thus, another bot was appending categories in a loop because they were never parsed as such by the software. --McZusatz (talk) 18:27, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes the other bot was confused too, but your bot commented out the license template and the other category. It is not a big issue, except that images without license templates have to be fixed by hand. --Jarekt (talk) 18:48, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
It was already implicitly commented out by the wiki parser which assumed a closing nowiki tag after the end of the source text. Therefore, my bot added the closing nowiki tag explicitly, so parsed text and source text no longer seem to contradict. --McZusatz (talk) 19:14, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-05[edit]

16:08, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Uncategorized or categorized?[edit]

Hello, is the bot correct in this case when it adds "uncategorized" next to two categories? --ssr (talk) 19:34, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Thank you, your feedback is greatly appreciated! Sadly, I could not trace the cause for this misbehavior. This seems super sketchy to me because I restarted the instances on WMFlabs without replacing the bot's executables. It turned out there was at least one other instance which got then reverted by the restarted bot... My best guess is to blame the API --McZusatz (talk) 01:48, 28 January 2015 (UTC)