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CommonsDelinker is messing with archives[edit]

Please visit Commons:Featured_picture_candidates/File:State_Emergency_Service_of_Ukraine_(MChS)_Mil_Mi-8MTV_picking_up_water_near_Nezhin.jpg/3 and read Be..anyone's comment and my reply. CommonsDelinker is replacing

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And that causes the entirety of Commons:Featured_picture_candidates to be transluded in the archive pages, which in turn causes painful load times for browsers visiting those archive pages. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 23:34, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Please report bugs here. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:51, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
Done. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 13:13, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
"Michaeldsuarez created an issue." lol, I like the sound of that. I'll use it as the title of my autobiography. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 13:16, 27 March 2015 (UTC)


I was going to propose moving File:017.JPG to a more meaningful name, but I noticed that the image does not correspond with the file description and categories. These relate to a previous image at this title, and were not changed when the new image was uploaded over the old. It seems the necessary thing to do is to split the edit history and move these files to two different locations, except that there is no information on the identity of the more recent upload. The second uploader (User:Peremagria) is gone since 2013, and also provided no license for their upload (other than the existing license provided for the previous image by User:Rj1979), but Peremagria's other uploads generally relate to Catalan territory. I think that the history needs to be deleted so that just the history for the current image either can be moved to a descriptive name like File:Hiker under a red and yellow flag in the window of an old stone house, and then the history of the previous image can be restored and moved to something like File:Sukiennice Mascaron in Kraków.jpg. BD2412 T 04:12, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

We can't move the other image without having source or license information. It was thus removed. --Denniss (talk) 06:19, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
I suppose there is no other option, since the second uploader has vanished. BD2412 T 12:43, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
✓ Renamed Yann (talk) 10:34, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Panoramio backlog[edit]

An uploader asked me on my talkpage if I could deal with the panoramio backlog. Unfortunately, I am very busy this week to mark these hundreds of images but if someone could mark some of them and help this prolific uploader, I think he would appreciate it. I can only mark a few. Best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 05:48, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

@Leoboudv: I just did about 50 or so... since they are huge sets from the same person, of the same place and with the same camera, they are pretty quick... just a bit tedious. Revent (talk) 07:32, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
  • I will mark a few more--maybe 10--but I then have to sign out for tonight. I hope some other Admins or trusted users can help. Most users mark images from flickr but they forget to check panoramio also. Best, --Leoboudv (talk) 08:05, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
@Leoboudv: Doing more today, I noticed some are mis-licensed with CC-BY-3.0-us (instead of the unported one which is correct)... fixed the ones I saw before approving, but something to keep an eye out for. Revent (talk) 10:44, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Thank You. I don't know why some images have the "cc by 3.0 us" version. Here's hoping that perhaps Lymantria, Geagea, JurgenNL or a few other users can help mark some images too. I've marked 99 images now but need help from other users too. Best, --Leoboudv (talk) 02:38, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Up to 148 images...but I have to sign off very soon. Please help someone. Yes, the "cc by 3.0-us" licensed images are clearly wrong and should be just "cc by 3.0". Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 06:00, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

same picture uploaded after deletion request[edit]

please check User talk:FCDNqn, my 2 last deletion request, are the same than previous deletion request, if yes, please close DR with speedy--Motopark (talk) 11:41, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Done by @Fastily: :-) --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:45, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Main page title for Hindi language[edit]

According to the discussion done at Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard/Archive_51, can some admin make the proper changes?☆★Sanjeev Kumar (talk) 15:43, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Please be moor specific. What needs a change exactly? A MW page or the hindi main page? --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:53, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
If I am going on the main page of wikimedia commons (where my default language is Hindi) then it goes to मुखपृष्ठ. Now, Hindi and Marathi use the same word. Same thing happened on wikidata and species wiki. There we have created a page with name मुखपृष्ठ which show two links. One goes to मुखपृष्ठ (mr) and another goes to मुखपृष्ठ (hi). I want to see the same change on wikimedia commons too. For that we have to replace present मुखपृष्ठ to मुखपृष्ठ (mr) and present मुख्य पृष्ठ to मुखपृष्ठ (hi).☆★Sanjeev Kumar (talk) 18:30, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done I didn't understand what you request last time. Regards, Yann (talk) 20:29, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks.☆★Sanjeev Kumar (talk) 11:27, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks @Yann:. I was unable to do this, hard for non hi speaker ;-). @संजीव कुमार: Thank you for your patience! --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:43, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

edit war[edit]

FYI, warned both @Sfs90: and @Diego Grez: for edit warring at File:Jean Philippe Cretton crop.jpg. Pinging both to let them know I mentioned it, but this is of course not an invitation to drag the dispute here... it belongs on the talk page. Revent (talk) 07:40, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:45, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Move and delete, please[edit]

Completely disregarding their effects on Commons and other WMF sites, the South Dakota legislature recently renamed en:Shannon County, South Dakota to en:Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota. I've spent a bunch of time moving related categories here at Commons, but I just discovered that someone uploaded an almost-duplicate map that's causing confusion. Could someone please delete File:Map of South Dakota highlighting Oglala Lakota County.svg and then immediately move File:Map of South Dakota highlighting Shannon County.svg to the newly deleted title? I can't figure out the difference, but there's some minor difference between the files that prevents them from being perfectly identical, so I can't tag with {{duplicate}}. Having a file at the correct name, versus the old name, is critical: many wikis employ templates that rely on having a map called "Map of STATENAME highlighting COUNTYNAME County.svg", with the names derived from the page title or something else that can't easily be changed, so COM:RENAME #4 needs to be implemented. Nyttend (talk) 13:32, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done odder (talk) 12:33, 29 March 2015 (UTC)