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Template layout

I saw that you have created Template:Fotothek-License/layout. I have created Template:ZooKeys-License for a collaboration between Wikispecies and another project called ZooKeys. However, the language section of the ZooKeys license points back to Fotothek languages. Could you help me fix that template? OhanaUnitedTalk page 02:05, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

Looks fixed now. Multichill (talk) 10:57, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

License migration for my images

Could you please change license on all my images (author EugeneZelenko/Eugene Zelenko) to from all variants of {{self|GFDL|cc-by-sa}} to {{self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-all}}? I just don't have time to do this manually and GFDL migration will be unnecessary. Thank you. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:00, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

I'll have a look at it. Multichill (talk) 10:56, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
Hi EugeneZelenko. Multichill asked me if I had time to look at it and my bot is changeing at the moment. I worked on all files you uploaded (I hope - it's 6,207 files). I had not thought of the possibility that you were not original uploader so therefore I undid few edits. Hope it's all ok now. If not please correct or tell me. --MGA73 (talk) 16:44, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
Thanks MGA73! Multichill (talk) 10:58, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Manual change of my licenses

Nice kitty kitty kitty ;-)

Hi Multichill. Your bot changed the license of File:Lions Etosha NP Fight for Prey.jpg and others. Am I allowed to change the license to {{Cc-by-sa-2.5-ch}} (could also be as a multiple license)? --Leyo 05:55, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

You licensed it under the GFDL so I don't think you can just remove it. You, as the copyright holder, can of course add any license you want. Why don't just change it to {{Self|GFDL|cc-by-all}}? Multichill (talk) 10:44, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. I preferred to have it like this. I hope it is OK. --Leyo 13:23, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
Sure :-) Multichill (talk) 11:02, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Infrogmation has opted out of involuntary license "migration"

I have opted out of the forced relicensing project. I am generally happy to extend additional Creative Commons license to my works if and when I am asked. However I have not authorized your bot nor any other third party to change the license of my original works without my express permission. Please have your bot cease the unauthorized changing the licensing of my works, and if possible please have it revert any changes made without copyright holder permission. Thank you much. Cheers, Infrogmation (talk) 20:30, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

You can change "relicense" with "opt-out" if you want to opt-out. Multichill (talk) 20:41, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
I have stated that repeatedly. Where/what do I need to do otherwise? It seems well hidden. Infrogmation (talk) 20:52, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
All images in Category:License migration candidates matching Commons:License Migration Task Force/Migration#Media file relicensing criteria will be migrated. You can opt out by adding "migration=opt-out" to {{Self}} or {{GFDL}}. Multichill (talk) 21:07, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. However I have doubts you want me to add "migration=opt-out" to {{self}}? Is there an official place where I as an individual user can opt out? (I have already stated that I have opted out on the talk page of Commons:License Migration Task Force and elsewhere.) Cheers, Infrogmation (talk) 21:32, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
Yes, on the images. It's up to the user. You could of course ask someone with a bot to change your images. Commons:Bots/Work requests is a good place to ask this. Multichill (talk) 21:35, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
You mean rather than I as a user opt out, it has to be posted on each and every one of my images individually?!? Wow, I don't know how many thousands of images I've uploaded. Well, in any case I have already given notice in such appropriate places as I can think of, so I have already officially and explicitly opted out. Anything else is just details of making sure that people and/or bots notice what has already been made clear. Yes, a bot should take care of anything else necessary after notice has been given. Perhaps you'd have some suggestions as to how this should or could be done? Is there another place more appropriate to discuss this, perhaps where others could participate? Thanks much for your help. Cheers, Infrogmation (talk) 21:51, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Your bot is editing my images again. Please stop having it make changes which fail to reflect that I am on record as opting out. Please have it revert such misleading changes it has already made which I have not yet reverted myself. If you could have the bot add the "opt out" notice on all my images, that would be welcome and appreciated. Thanks much. Infrogmation (talk) 16:01, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
    • If you don't revert the bots it's much easier to later opt you out (just have a bot work on all files uploaded by you and replace "relicense" with "opt-out"). Multichill (talk) 17:10, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Hm. Well, it is wrong, unauthorized, and strongly objected to by the copyright holder. When I see something like that, I can't think of why it should be allowed to stand. You know it's wrong, unauthorized, and strongly objected to by the copyrigth holder; I am at a loss as to why you not only seem not to be objecting to it, but allowing more of it to happen. I'm sorry if I sound uncivil, but I'm pretty exasperated by this. Infrogmation (talk) 22:41, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks

Thanks much for your bot help. Relieved, Infrogmation (talk) 16:10, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome. Multichill (talk) 11:03, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Bot problems

And now even notice on the indidual image seems not to be stopping the bot from changing opt-out'ed images: [1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Infrogmation (talk • contribs) 16:25, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Could it be that Multichill's bot is using a slightly out-of-date database dump with files seemingly eligible for migration? I fully understand and share your concern about the behaviour of the bot. I'm however confident that Multichill will fix these problems soon as I know him as one of our most reliable, talented and valuable contributors at Commons. Nillerdk (talk) 14:40, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
No Nillerdk, Infrogmation doesn't understand how to opt-out. It's described at Commons:License Migration Task Force/Migration#Media relicensing process. Multichill (talk) 15:19, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
Hmm, I'm also having difficulties understanding the "explanation" there. It would be useful if a small guide for opting out could be added. If I wanted to opt out, how would I efficiently do that for my probably 500 uploads? For example to avoid misunderstanding like [2] where opt-out was clearly specified (look at the whole source, not just the changed part). Another thing: Is there actually a deadline for opting out? When is it too late for Infrogmation to opt-out? I guess I can't say in 5 years, oh, I don't want this file to by cc-by-sa anymore!? Nillerdk (talk) 16:22, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
I have opted out. My problems seem to be getting that opt out recognized and not repeatedly violated by bots. Yes, I am having trouble understanding how to do that. This is despite the fact that I have spent hours attempting to do so, including but not limited to reading pages here and on Meta, as well as looking for something like a single official "opt out form" I could fill out (there seems to be none, or if there is it is unusually well hidden). I have not been involved in the License Migration Task Force, but consider myself far from a newbie user of Commons, probably better than average in having a general understanding of Commons. Opting out is supposedly allowed; so I have done so and will continue to try to get that opt out recognized until it is. I'm thinking now that getting a bot to put "{{License migration opt-out}}" on all Commons images of which I am the author might be a step towards that goal? Am I getting warmer? Wondering simply, Infrogmation (talk) 16:43, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
To Nillerdk. It is an interessting example you have found. It also have a PD-template, so I can't understand why the user wants to opt out when it is PD. My guess is that the best solution will be to make a list or tag images that have both a opt-out and a "migrated" when the bots have finished the job. Hopefully the list will be short. As for the images of Infrogmation the plan is to run my bot today and hopefully stop migration and revert all images already migrated. --MGA73 (talk) 08:03, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
To Multichill (this being their talkpage, after all): Would it be possible to simply make your bot skip any files in Category:License migration opt-out? That would seem to be a more robust system than the way you seem to be currently using. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 09:23, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
Only buggy uploads end up in more than one license migration category. Multichill (talk) 11:04, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Das Ständebuch

Hi Multichill, there is a bot needed to categorize images that have been uncategorized uploaded by another bot. Each of the 673 images here (minus few already manually categorized ones) should be placed in Category:Das Ständebuch (1568). Can you help or arrange some help? Thanks in advance, -- Ies (talk) 19:15, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi Ies, I think I can do that once I get yet another bot flagged. Multichill (talk) 19:47, 21 July 2009 (UTC)
✓ Done, now working on Category:Deutsche Tibet-Expedition Ernst Schäfer. Multichill (talk) 12:00, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Migrating in template

Hi Multichill! Fix this and you fix thousands of files :-) Template:Information Picswiss. Wonder if we could find more here Category:Templates using the license migration system. --MGA73 (talk) 22:14, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

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And what is this good for Template:GFDL-en? Why not use GFDL? --MGA73 (talk) 08:25, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

I asked here Commons_talk:License_Migration_Task_Force#Help_needed - lets see if we get a good answer. --MGA73 (talk) 07:19, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

Bots

Hello Multichill. Could you give me first steps to create a bot ? (I'm an advanced programmer, trustable user of Commons, but newbie in this matter). Regards, Jack ma (talk) 11:12, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Think Multichill is busy with other things at the moment. Have you checked this page m:Using the python wikipediabot? It is a start. My guess is that if you download the pywikipedia framework and open the scripts in a text editor you would be going in no time. --MGA73 (talk) 16:53, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll have a look at it. Jack ma (talk) 07:52, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

User:MultichillAWB

Congratulations! It has bot status now. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:43, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the note, almost missed it. Multichill (talk) 20:28, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

User:Svabo

Hello, You have informed me that I have uploaded plenty of pictures without categorizing them. I have checked all these pictures using the link you have provided but I found only one without any categories. I have changed that. Is now everything all right? švabo (talk)

It looks fine :-) --MGA73 (talk) 16:53, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Category

Thanks for the message. When I check it back, the file of Image:Dian n Tintin.jpg already have category on it. Please advise on what should I do more with this file NaidNdeso (talk) 22:07, 1 August 2009 (UTC)

The image was not categorized when the bot left you the message (see [3]). So if all relevant categories you can think of has been added there is nothing more you should do. If someone can think of other relevant categories they will add it. --MGA73 (talk) 16:53, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Kategóriák

Köszönöm a segítséget! A jövőben figyelek erre. Szép Napot Pan Peter12 (talk) 06:41, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't speak Polish. Multichill (talk) 12:05, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Category:Grave

Category:Grave is a disambiguation page, Category:Tombstone does not exist, grave=tomb has to go into Category:Graves and/or Category:Gravestones. --Havang(nl) (talk) 09:48, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Sure, but why are you telling me this? Multichill (talk) 12:05, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
Because your bot is putting files into those cats, may-be you can prevent that.--Havang(nl) (talk) 14:01, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
Do you have an example? My bot should detect the disambiguation template and remove the category from the list. Multichill (talk) 17:31, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Catégorisation d'image

Bonjour,

Ça y est j'ai placé mon image dans la bonne catégorie. Je me suis permise de placer 4-5 photos qui étaient dans la catégorie uncategorised

Je ferai attention la prochaine, et si j'ai un peu de temps je continuerai un peu le rangement. Gaëlle FILY (talk) 14:51, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

I see that File:Port de commerce grues brest.JPG is categorized and that AlNo left you a note at User talk:Filyg#Please link images. Multichill (talk) 17:23, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Category:Wikipedia Loves Art at the Hunter Museum of American Art

File:Imogen Bailey for PETA.jpg
Only bunnies are allowed to hop here

Hi Kaldari, I see you've created Category:Wikipedia Loves Art at the Hunter Museum of American Art. This is a strange category because you mix a source category (images from the WLA project) and a topic category (images related with the Hunter Museum of American Art). All the images should be placed in Category:Hunter Museum of American Art and (a subcategory of) Category:Wikipedia Loves Art. Multichill (talk) 10:44, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

What subcategory would you suggest? We have ~3500 images from 15 museums. It seems like it would be logical to create a subcategory under Wikipedia Loves Art for each museum. I'm open to suggestions though. Kaldari (talk) 15:27, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
See User talk:Kaldari#Category:Wikipedia Loves Art at the Hunter Museum of American Art. Please don't hop talk pages. Multichill (talk) 16:54, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
I assume since you haven't replied on my talk page or here that you have no further opinion on the matter. Please let me know if you still have concerns about the category structure for Wikipedia Loves Art. Kaldari (talk) 16:16, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
Respect the bunny. Multichill (talk) 17:27, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

strange "Speedy" on user pages

See, e.g., yours, or http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Rocket000&diff=prev&oldid=25835286 &c. Best, [w.] 20:21, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Found it! Our new admin to be screwed up Template:Babel/header/de. Multichill (talk) 20:30, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks ;)) -- [w.] 03:44, 6 August 2009 (UTC)


editing Niagara Falls Gallery

in wiki commons. help needed here!! I am moving some pictures from Niagara Falls article (the article was marked with too many pictures tag) to the wiki commons gallery but it says my edits looks like a harmful edit. "This action has been automatically identified as harmful, and therefore disallowed. If you believe your edit was constructive, please contact an administrator, and inform them of what you were trying to do. A brief description of the abuse rule which your action matched is: Test edits using the toolbar"

What should I do? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Franklin.vp (talk • contribs) 16:29, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

The "{{}}" in your edit was caught by an abuse filter rule. Just do the same edit and leave that part out. Multichill (talk) 17:14, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

This migration project is a never ending story...

Found some endits like that [4] and sometimes it seems that we are the only ones that tryes to end this story. Wish more people helped. --MGA73 (talk) 10:00, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

That happened to a couple of images at the very start. I thought i reverted all of these edits, but I probably missed a couple. Multichill (talk) 10:28, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
Yeah I had the same problem... When it is all over it should be easy to cleanup. Anyway I'm doing some testruns on mergering templates... So far it is not a big succes. --MGA73 (talk) 10:46, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

Trick for easier checking categories

I found the following trick for easier checking categories of a series of related files: put a crosscan at your favorites.

Yes, that's a nice tool :-) Multichill (talk) 20:23, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Uncategorized (2)

Hoi,

Puisque tu peux lire en français, autant écrire dans cette langue. Ton robot semble ne pas fonctionner très bien : il me signale aujourd'hui (voir ma page de discussion) trois images sans catégories ce qui n'est le cas d'aucune d'elle.

Amicalement. O.M.HH.M.O 06:35, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Hi Olivier, my bot functions just fine. It notified you of one uncategorized image today. Multichill (talk) 08:13, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, it appears that it wasn't categorized. This is strange because I took attention to keep the Category:Influenza epidemics, but it doesn't appear in history. I apologize. O.M.HH.M.O 12:27, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
Are you using hotcat at the upload form? You probably forgot to press "ok". Multichill (talk) 13:08, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Bundesarchive: view pictures by year

Hello! You were the last admin who deleted the page http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Images_from_the_German_Federal_Archive_by_year. Is there another way to view Bundesarchive's pictures by year? Thanks. --Kanakukk (talk) 00:42, 14 August 2009 (UTC).

Hello, once again! You haven't answered to my question in 7 days, please do not forget to answer it. --Kanakukk (talk) 09:40, 21 August 2009 (UTC).

Like this. Multichill (talk) 16:34, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Edits too soon causing edit confilicts

See this edit [5] which this bot did to a page within one minute of the file being uploaded. This is likely to case edit conflicts. I thought bots could not make edits so soon after another edit. A delay of about 10 minutes would be better to give a little time for users to finish of what they were doing. Please fix it. Snowmanradio (talk) 09:36, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

This job only runs twice a day. You just happened to run into it. Chance of this happening is quite small so this is a wontfix. I thought Magnus changed his bot to use {{subst:Unc}} right away btw. Multichill (talk) 13:45, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Señor Multichill

You can delete the photos I uploaded (that was in speedy deletion). Gracias! y Adios!

Do u have an account in Facebook, MySpace of Friendster? — Preceding unsigned comment added by A22ount (talk • contribs) 21:46, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Some other admin probably already took care of that. No I don't have active accounts on those sites. Multichill (talk) 19:50, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Bad name

Hi, there is no need to request for category, if the file has bad name template. Thanks. --Snek01 (talk) 09:46, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Don't blank pages. Multichill (talk) 10:39, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Pictures

Hello Multichill.

The photos (Iris-Teatro1.jpg, Iris-Teatro2.jpg and Iris-Teatro6.jpg) were taken by Thiago Toledo. They aren't copies of the site. Look this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34030244@N04/ Regi-Iris Stefanelli (talk) 22:20, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

I asked the deleting administrator to take a look at it, see User talk:Polarlys#Flickr washing?. Multichill (talk) 18:01, 9 July 2009 (UTC)


Hello, I would like to delete the following picture I posted: Ism logo.gif, but I can not find how to do, can you tell me how, user : winius

You might use {{speedydelete|Reason}}. --Leyo 07:45, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

Problems regarding the uncategorized pictures

Hi, I just received notification about my uncategorized images, I am totally new in wikimedia. Can you please let me know how to categorized my images? and what categories are the best fit? Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kaseyng53 (talk • contribs) 18:29, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm rather busy atm. Maybe you can have a look at my faq. Multichill (talk) 17:11, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

FP Nomination

Something aside from a categorisation complaint for a change...:D


VRF Centrifuge - GPN-2000-001814.jpg
Nomination Notification
G'day! I love File:VRF Centrifuge - GPN-2000-001814.jpg, that you've uploaded to Commons, so I've nominated it for Featured Picture status. Its nomination is at Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:VRF Centrifuge - GPN-2000-001814.jpg. Best of luck! Sarcastic ShockwaveLover (talk) 10:48, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the nomination, but looks like it needs some cleaning. I tagged the image with {{Restoration}}. Multichill (talk) 13:22, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Solosnica Images

Thanks for the heads up on adding categories. I tried to follo9w the instructions, but I'm not sure I did it correctly. If you could take a look and let me know, I'd appreciate it, and will continue to add categories as I find them.

Thanks!

You're welcome. Multichill (talk) 13:22, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Cleanup needed

Hi Multichill! I think we should try to get a list of images

  1. with the text "|migration=relicense" that are still in Category:License migration candidates
  2. with 2 x "|migration=relicense".

And when the bots are done we should check for images with

  1. "|migration=relicense" + some sort of opt-out
  2. "|migration=relicense" + "3.0" or "-all"

And if images are "PD" do we really need "GFDL" or "CC-whatever"? And finally we need some beer! --MGA73 (talk) 23:29, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

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What about images like this File:Extrema_example_original.svg. It can't be "only 1.2" AND "1.2 or later". Do we leave both templates or do we remove one of them? --MGA73 (talk) 20:54, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Never answered this one, but you did get the lists ;-) Multichill (talk) 13:23, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Categories

Hi,

I don't understand your bot's messages. All of "my" images have categories. Why does it insist that they don't ? thanks JJ Georges (talk) 15:23, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

The images were not categorized when the bot left you the message (example [6]). If you or others do not add a category then after some time the bot tries to find categories (look at the yellow template with the heading "The categories of this image should be checked. Check them now!" like here File:Sun Yat-sen and Sung Qing-ling 1911 (Cropped).jpg). The categories should still be checked by a human. --MGA73 (talk) 16:53, 3 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for responding MGA73. People seem to have a hard time finding my frequently asked questions ;-) Multichill (talk) 11:40, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Category:Question marks?

Your bot added an odd category to a series of files, eg.: [7]. That is to say, I find "Question marks" an odd category. I have changed this for a number of files into a more appropriate, but maybe not perfect category: [8], see here for August 5th: Special:Contributions/VanBuren (sorry about a few mistakes). --VanBuren (talk) 11:30, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

That sure is an odd category. Thanks for fixing. Multichill (talk) 12:04, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
And more (hick up in the bot?) - contributions from Special:Contributions/Pustelnia_Złotego_Lasu which I fixed.
Not fixed is this one: File:Pwn3d.jpg with a Category:Question marks (This one reminds me of the geenstijl-tv promotion (do you know what I mean?); it looks like it has the wrong country attribution... I would expect it to be dutch...).
And one more (different) thing, these: Precedence Diagram and Weighted_Table don't have any information at all. What does one do with that? --VanBuren (talk) 14:23, 5 August 2009 (UTC)
Hoi VanBuren, bot wil nog wel eens gekke dingen doen. Gelukkig niet zo heel vaak. Dat ziet er zeker uit als geenstijl, is denk ik {{PD-textlogo}}. Die twee galleries zijn wat maf. Ik denk dat het beste de beschrijving naar de afbeeldingen kan worden overgenomen en dan dat die pagina weg gaat. Multichill (talk) 11:39, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Annoying bot

If you're going to ask me to categorize my photos, at least update your request when you go ahead and do it yourself a couple days later.  :( --Elvey (talk) 18:18, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

When uploading pictures you should do your best to categorize your photos. Multichill's bot can automatic add suggestions for categories, but the bot can't replace the human brain. So even if the bot categorize your photos, a human should still check it. It is a service - the annoying part is just a bonus ;-) --MGA73 (talk) 18:26, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply MGA73. Multichill (talk) 09:36, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
Got it. But my complaint wasn't about the first bot being annoying. I said you should at least update your request when you go ahead and do it yourself a couple days later. If you don't want to be considerate like that, please keep your bot's hands off what you call "my photos".--Elvey (talk) 08:12, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
SOLUTION: Your bot's comments: Foo "is uncategorized since 21 July 2009." is simply wrong. Fix it and the frequent critical comments could descrease. Something like Foo "was uncategorized when a bot checked it on 21 July 2009" would be an improvement. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Elvey (talk • contribs) 10:29, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
I like that proposal, what do you think Multichill? Elvey: The bot is quite valuable because it draws the uploader's attention. Ideally, the uploader would add the photo to at least one category or ask someone how to do it. Nillerdk (talk) 08:55, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
Sure, I can change the text. Maybe "Image:bla was uncategorized on 21 July 2009" is better? Multichill (talk) 17:17, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
It is ok with me, and an improvement. Nillerdk (talk) 21:02, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I like that change.--Elvey (talk) 17:04, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
I haven't received any complaints so I guess people like the new text ;-) Multichill (talk) 11:35, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Diappearing file!

This file?

Today I have uploaded a file called Trinodicalles_conicollis because the last one I uploaded has disappeared without warning or trace! How can this happen??? Stho002 (talk) 22:53, 6 August 2009 (UTC)

Are you looking for File:Trinodicalles conicollis.jpg? Multichill (talk) 20:22, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
No, that is the replacement. My original one was a dorsal view. It just vanished! You will see that the second image was uploaded in August, but I added the original img to the Wikispecies page (http://species.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Trinodicalles_conicollis&action=history) in May! Stho002 (talk) 23:47, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
No idea. Multichill (talk) 11:34, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Suggestion

Hi, Multichill, your template {{Check categories}} gives useful information: the wiki-articles which contains the image. By deleting the template, we also delete that useful info. Why do you not make permanent the reference to the wikipedia articles. Is that feasible? --Havang(nl) (talk) 17:01, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

I don't think this would be very useful. This is static information outdated at the moment I place the template. You can get the info from the check usage tool. Multichill (talk) 20:21, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
Your bot makes interwiki's from commonsfiles to wikiarticles, why not making them permanent? --Havang(nl) (talk) 21:03, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
Because this is not the intend of the bot. The descriptions should probably contain links to the relevant articles like in File:Bi-crystal.jpg. Multichill (talk) 11:33, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Vandalism

User:TownDown change images from File:Flag of Tlaxcala.svg and File:Flag of Jalisco.svg, he's made new files File:Flag of Tlaxcala (local).svg and File:Flag of Jalisco (local).svg, and hi has other blok : User:Heraldicos (Vandalism and violation author's rights).--Marrovi and User:Elzodiacogriego (talk) 22:07, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Hello Multichill, according to law [9]. This flag is unofficial state flag, this flag is used as "local" and not "state" use, that's why, this flag was reupload it with the correct name with File:Flag of Jalisco (local).svg, the same thing with Tlaxcala, this flag is historical or distinctive, as you can see both flags are used with the state name "flag of (state name).svg", and the others flags with "local". I already report this to another admin here who could understand and read the report in spanish language. Thank you. --TownDown How's it going? 22:20, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
I don't know what your guys are talking about and I don't know why you guys start a topic about it here. Multichill (talk) 11:31, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Orden uw bestanden zodat ze te vinden zijn

Hallo Multichill,

Ik heb je bericht gelezen. Ik heb helaas niet de tijd om mijn bestanden te taggen. Ik heb dit al meerdere malen aangegeven maar ik krijg helaas nog steeds eens in de drie, vier maanden een bericht met dit verzoek. Vervelend vooral omdat ik mijn foto's al zo een vijf jaar gratis ter beschikking stel en de kritiek in kranten op wikipedia altijd gaat over het feit dat er weinig beeld materiaal te vinden is. Ik draag mijn steentje bij op het foto vlak en heb daar zelfs een sterretje voor gehad: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gebruiker:Paulblank. Ik zou het prettig vinden als jij de foto's van meta data voorziet zodat ik me kan concentreren op het uploaden van unieke foto's. Bij voorbaat dank.

Ik verdedig hier Multichill. Als je je realiseert dat Multichill al honderdduizenden verwaarloosde categoriseringen heeft opgedoken, kunt je je indenken dat je je eigen werk compleet dient af te handelen en niet onder het mom van ik doe al zo goed werk af kunt schuiven naar derden die veel meer tijd nodig hebben om te doen wat jij bij uploaden al kunt doen. --Havang(nl) (talk) 16:34, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
Beste Paul. Bedankt voor je foto's. Het is natuurlijk wel fijn als mensen jouw bijdragen tussen de andere 5 miljoen bestanden kunnen vinden, daarvoor zijn categorieën uitgevonden. Mijn bot laat automatisch een berichtje achter als uploaders vergeten om een of meerdere categorieën toe te voegen. Het is een kleine moeite om als je upload een categorie toe te voegen en dit wordt dan ook door bijna alle uploaders meteen gedaan. Multichill (talk) 11:29, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

File:Cab Kaye by Dixie Solleveld.jpg's permission still unconfirmed

Hello, Multichill. The file linked to in the above header has been marked with {{OTRS received}}, but there has been no complete confirmation of it's permission status in the last 30 days. From what I'm able to tell, you were the person who added this template. Would you mind taking a look at this again? If confirmation cannot be found, this file should probably be marked for deletion. This should be the only notification you will receive regarding this image, so long as the comment I added to the image description page is not altered. Thanks! HersfoldOTRSBot(talk/opt out) 23:24, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

If you are not an OTRS volunteer or did not add the "received" template to this file, it's possible I made a mistake identifying the correct user. I look for the most recent diff where the template was added, so if you reverted an edit where this template was removed, I can't tell the difference. If this is the case, please let my operator know at w:en:User talk:Hersfold. Sorry for the inconvenience!

✓ Done ok now. Multichill (talk) 11:20, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

File:Aalsmeerse molen in Moerkapelle.png's permission still unconfirmed

Hello, Multichill. The file linked to in the above header has been marked with {{OTRS received}}, but there has been no complete confirmation of it's permission status in the last 30 days. From what I'm able to tell, you were the person who added this template. Would you mind taking a look at this again? If confirmation cannot be found, this file should probably be marked for deletion. This should be the only notification you will receive regarding this image, so long as the comment I added to the image description page is not altered. Thanks! HersfoldOTRSBot(talk/opt out) 23:38, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

If you are not an OTRS volunteer or did not add the "received" template to this file, it's possible I made a mistake identifying the correct user. I look for the most recent diff where the template was added, so if you reverted an edit where this template was removed, I can't tell the difference. If this is the case, please let my operator know at w:en:User talk:Hersfold. Sorry for the inconvenience!

✓ Done (deleted as missing permission). Multichill (talk) 11:19, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Barnstar

Commons barnstar.png The Commons Barnstar
You and your bot do a lot of work for Commons. Without you things would be a mess. So you deserve a big thanks. MGA73 (talk) 16:27, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
Thank you MGA73! Multichill (talk) 11:19, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

medieval c

Hi, I found your name by searching the web and believe I have a rare medieval coin it looks like the 1486 Guldengroshen, I am interestied in fiding out to true orgin. Can you help me email is DLMGATOS@AOL>COM Donna

Donna, I'm afraid I can't help you. Multichill (talk) 11:14, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

New Hampshire Public Television

I am a Web Coordinator at New Hampshire Public Television and would like to revise our page. It was done a very long time ago by another employee that no longer works here, most of the content, i.e.; images, facts, and other information happens to be deprecated. I tried editing the page with some success but it was returned to its old version the next day. I can supply any credentials you need to allow myself and our company access to properly organize our Wikipedia page, after all we are the legitimate source for our companies proper information.

Regards,


Brian Hough
Assistant Web Coordinator
New Hampshire Public Television
268 Mast Rd.
Durham, NH 03824
This is Wikimedia Commons not Wikipedia. I nominated the images you uploaded as missing permission. Multichill (talk) 11:12, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Bot making edits to image subpages

Please, make BotMultichill not edit image subpages, like this. Thank you. --Ysangkok (talk) 19:16, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

Every page should be categorized including subpages. Multichill (talk) 19:32, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
That should be in the template namespace anyway. It's not an image. Rocket000 (talk) 09:32, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
Yes. That's true. Multichill (talk) 11:08, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

This DR

Could this DR be closed as keep? (please look at the evidence...you have to scroll through the given table link to find the image in question but it is there) Secondly, could the image be flickrpassed based on a 'cc by sa' license from Admin Para's flickr license change evidence and tagged with a 'flickr change of license' template? Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 09:20, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

See #Trust. Multichill (talk) 11:07, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Review request

Would you have a look at the images I nominated at Commons:Deletion requests/2009/06/20 which are now 2 months old without any decision yet? These images Commons:Deletion requests/Images of Ghazipasha are quite new but could do with an administrator's eye as they are copyvios having been deleted several days ago on the en wiki. Thanks Ww2censor (talk) 15:18, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, no time for this. Multichill (talk) 11:06, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Zo knalt de imagereplacer eruit

Eindelijk een keer betrapt:

[2009-08-20 20:34:15] Warning! N2_Mt_Baker.jpg is a redirect; not reporting replacement!
[2009-08-20 20:34:15] A critical error during reporting has occured!
[2009-08-20 20:34:15] UnboundLocalError: local variable 'text' referenced before assignment
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "commonsdelinker/image_replacer.py", line 249, in do
    self.report(args)
  File "commonsdelinker/image_replacer.py", line 292, in report
    page.put(u'%s\n%s' % (template, text),
UnboundLocalError: local variable 'text' referenced before assignment
Terminated
delinker@stable:~/cdh$

Kan je dit alsjeblieft fixen? Siebrand 20:42, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Volgens mij heb ik 'm al gefixt in r7164. Controleer alsjeblieft. Siebrand 20:45, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
Vermoed ik ook. Heb de melding niet meer gezien. Multichill (talk) 11:04, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Trust

It is strange is it not? I was the nominator in this DR and I withdrew my DR after MGA73 gave his evidence and you still did not act. I fail to see the problem except that you do not trust me.

I said please look at the evidence...you have to scroll through the given table link to find the image in question but it is there. I then suggested that the image be flickrpassed based on a 'cc by sa' license from Admin Para's flickr license change evidence and tagged with a 'flickr change of license' template. But still you did not act. If this is the way other Admins act at Undelete, how will I ever get an image undeleted...please tell me truthfully? I work so hard to get images copyrighted freely as in this classic case and still some Admins don't trust me. I don't know what else to say except that I'm just very tired. Goodnight from Canada. --Leoboudv (talk) 09:46, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

This is not about trust, this is about time. Did you notice this page contains over 80 topics? Did you notice a lot of them are unanswered? That's because i'm rather busy with other things. I'm not your personal admin. I will take a look at it when I feel like it. If you don't want to wait you should have used one of the noticeboards. Multichill (talk) 10:02, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Thank you for responding. I thought that once a nominator with drew his nomination, the DR is closed unless it was a flagrant copy vio or violated FOP. Personally, I wish it was closed so I could pass it and cite Para's flickr license change evidence for my decision. But I guess the DR will take 1 full week now. The good thing from this DR was that MGA73 mentioned Para's evidence. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 18:13, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
I can confirm that Multichill has a lot to do. He makes a lot of good lists for me :-) Anyway the reason I put the link on the DR and left it open was that it would be nice to hear if others agreed that the list was a good proof. Things take time... I closed a DR from 2006 a week ago :-o --MGA73 (talk) 18:37, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
Looks like we're going to recover most files on Para's list, nice :-) Multichill (talk) 11:03, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

File:Paralell chronology of Hungarian and South Slav history.JPG

Is it now O.K.?

Zoltan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Mzolta)

Not sure if it's ok. Multichill (talk) 11:01, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

"Removed all categories"

Hey Multichill, is there any way you can have your bot that adds {{uncategorized}} to ignore pages where the last edit is tagged as "removed all categories" by abuse filter 27? An hour and a half is not enough time around here.[10] ;) Rocket000 (talk) 04:52, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

My bot doesn't understand tags. Hitrate seems to be good. Why not just disallow these edits? Multichill (talk) 05:55, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
I would but there's some little issues. For one thing, I can't figure out why edits like [11] or [12] are being caught when it has (old_wikitext contains "[[Category"). It's also catching a lot of total page blanking, which should be dealt with by a different filter (the rules being different). I'll look into it and do some testing. Hopefully we can enable it soon. Rocket000 (talk) 08:06, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
I hope that too. I raised the delay from 1 hour to 2 hours. Multichill (talk) 11:00, 31 August 2009 (UTC)
I've been working on 27 and 4. I got them to a decent state. They don't catch everything but together they do a pretty good job, and so far no false positives. Both are now set to disallow. Should see a lot less problems for the bot. Rocket000 (talk) 11:16, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Meyers Blitz Lexikon

Hello,

your Bot has added the "Media needing categories" to many pages with the template {{LA2-Blitz}}. This is not quite a correct move, in my opinion, because

  1. the template itself includes these pages in a category.
  2. we do not really want these pages to be classified in categories, but rather to have extracted images (template {{extract image}})

Do you agree ? If yes, can you do something to solve this situation ?

Yours, Frédéric (talk) 08:36, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

  1. Templates shouldn't add topic categories
  2. Every file should be categorized.
So no, I don't agree. Multichill (talk) 10:52, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Categorization tools

Both of the links wouldn't load for me (gallery and common sense tool). Do you have mirrors? NorthernMagnolia (talk) 15:57, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

Yes, the toolserver had some problems. We don't have any mirrors. Would be kind of hard because you need database access for these tools. Multichill (talk) 10:50, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

File:Handboek geovisualisatie foto pdf versie.PNG

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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 18:38, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

✓ Done. Multichill (talk) 10:45, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

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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 18:39, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

✓ Done. Multichill (talk) 10:45, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

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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 18:40, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

✓ Done. Multichill (talk) 10:45, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Bitte Bilder einsortieren

Hi Multichill... dein Bot hat mir auf meiner Disk eine Nachricht wegen unkategorisierter Bilder geschickt.Danke erstmal für den Hinweis,allerdings habe ich die Bilder mit voller Absicht in diese Kategorie hochgeladen, da ich mich mit diesen Tieren nicht wirklich auskenne und daher keine Ahnung habe in welche Kategorie diese Tiere nun genau gehören. Und falsch einsortiert finde ich persönlich eben noch "schlimmer". Habe die betreffenden Bilder jetzt nach hier verschoben :-). mfg Diether (talk) 18:55, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

My bot just checks the daily uncategorized category and leaves hundreds of messages each day. No need to respond to them. Multichill (talk) 10:39, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Today in images

Could you look at Talk:Main Page#Today in images and tell me what you think. Thanks. Evrik (talk) 01:14, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Looks nice :-) See you already did a request to get it added. Multichill (talk) 10:36, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Gama

You have been adding the category Gama to several Dutch archeological finds. I don't know what the category gama is supossed to mean but the presentday use for the category falls under transport in Korea and not Dutch history. Please fix the categories. 77.251.69.14 15:29, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

✓ Done. Thanks for pointing this out. Multichill (talk) 10:34, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

categoriçação

Como Faço para categoriçar uma imagem? --Lucas Fernando de Oliveira (talk) 15:39, 29 August 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I don't understand you. Multichill (talk) 10:34, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

hello

i use category in : http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedaglia_argento.png — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alador (talk • contribs) 10:18, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

But you didn't removed {{Uncategorized}}. Multichill (talk) 10:32, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

How to lock my own established user article.

Hi Multichill. How could I lock my own established user page. Is their a code or etc. Thank you. User:A22ount (talk)

I'm not sure what you're talking about. Multichill (talk) 10:32, 31 August 2009 (UTC)