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This page should always remain protected. Please do not remove protection. To stop CommonsDelinker from replacing, place {{stop}} anywhere on the page.


Any sysop may issue a command to the bot by editing the Commands section, below. Use one command per line.

To replace an image:
{{universal replace|old image|new image|reason=give reason here}}

To rename (move) a category:
{{move cat|old category|new category|reason=give reason here|user={{subst:REVISIONUSER}}}}

For more commands, please see the documentation.

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Note: To avoid drama, CommonsDelinker will ignore a command to replace an image if the new image is svg and the original is not.

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Please remember to check the status of your listed commands and to remove them if the job is done !


Please note:

  • No controversial name changes. All moves have to follow the language policy. Please do not request name changes that you know may be controversial (this includes, for example, renaming locations into a different local language—even if "that is the official name used there"). Do check file talk pages for objections before requesting a change here. If you wish to request such moves, please add the {{Move}} template to the category pages, or use the Categories for discussion procedure. This allows discussion on the issue to take place and objections—if any—to be made. You may wish to alert other editors to the discussion by leaving a message at the Village Pump.
If you challenge a request added here, please simply remove it and re-paste it below the "Category moves to be discussed" header down this page and add your reason for challenging it. It would also be kind to inform the requester (if signed) and invite them to discuss the requested name change.
  • Adding interwikis. Please include as many interlanguage links (interwikis) as possible in categories to be moved.
  • No replacement of images in other formats with SVGs. To avoid World War III, CommonsDelinker will ignore a command to replace an image if the new image is in an SVG format and the original is not.
  • Updating references to the new category name. It is the duty of the requester of a category move to update all references to the new category name where needed. This part of the task is not automated. (Use the "What links here" tab to find out which categories or pages are still linked to the old category name.)
  • MediaWiki limitation. If you add hundreds of requests at the same time, note that the MediaWiki software isn't able to process thousands of templates correctly for display. Thus, the statement "0 entries moved, 0 to go" may be inaccurate.
  • Bot problem. If the CommonsDelinker bot that carries out the tasks on this page is stuck for too long or you encounter other technical problems, please contact Magnus Manske.