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D. Benjamin Miller[edit]

I have submitted a few thousand files and made over 6000 edits; I'm active on Commons. Supported by 4nn1l2 — see my request for File mover permissions. Thank you. D. Benjamin Miller (talk) 08:24, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
✓ Done Storkk (talk) 08:28, 18 July 2018 (UTC)


I was an 'autopatrolled user', but I can't find it back in my current rights. I'm very active here and have made over 16.000 edits here (under this username, I had other usernames before 2010). Thanks in advance. - Richardkiwi (talk) (talk) 22:51, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
 Not done. @Richardkiwi: "Autopatrolled" is included in the "patroller" group. You have patroller, so autopatrolled would be redundant. Guanaco (talk) 23:01, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

AutoWikiBrowser access[edit]


I like to drain flooded categories into new sub-categories. This can be repetitive. I have years of experience with AWB from Wikia. Thank you. 烤麵包機 (talk) 22:40, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
✓ Promoted. Please read the instruction written on Commons:AutoWikiBrowser/CheckPage#Rules_of_use. Thanks. – Kwj2772 (talk) 12:19, 16 July 2018 (UTC)



Hi, I would like to help out with Commons patrolling. I am most active on English Wikipedia were I do have NPP rights, Of late I have been scouring through Latest files. I am well-versed with Commons guidelines. Thank you. FitIndia 14:24, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

Bijay chaurasia[edit]

I am active user of commons in both uploading and maintaining stuffs. I would like to help the commons community by using the patroler right. Thank you. Bijay Chaurasia (Talk) 08:37, 21 July 2018 (UTC)



No such user[edit]

Although not terribly active at Commons, I occasionally delve into category sorting when I see the need (I use Cat-a-Lot and HotCat frequently). I need this particular right to sort out the file name mess as Category:Zasavica I, Category:Zasavica II and Category:Crkva Svete Trojice (Zasavica I) as the original uploader mixed up the two villages. I will probably do some moving in the future as well. Thank you. No such user (talk) 09:54, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

D. Benjamin Miller[edit]

I upload many media files, both my own photographs and other media that are in the public domain or available under a free licence. Especially with baseball pictures, I sometimes make typos/misidentify players, and in these cases, I need to correct my filenames. Additionally, I have a significant amount of time I'd be willing to spend evaluating other potential filename changes. Thank you. D. Benjamin Miller (talk) 03:36, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Addendum: I also have made over 6000 edits on Commons, since that's mentioned in the criteria. D. Benjamin Miller (talk) 07:31, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Addendum 2 with further rationale: I have 30+ files in Category:Ogg files of the Creation by Joseph Haydn which need to be renamed in order to correctly indicate which person was conductor of the performance. D. Benjamin Miller (talk) 11:39, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I could count seven rename requests [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7], all of which were valid. I do not think CamelCase is appropriate for file naming on Commons, but that is not discouraged AFAIK. 4nn1l2 (talk) 06:50, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
    • Thanks for the support, 4nn1l2. Just wanted to add that I don't use CamelCase for my new uploads (and haven't for a few years)... I've switched to "plain English" filenames wherever possible. I find names like JohnSmithSpeechNewYork.jpg to be acceptable (although not encouraged; we should promote names like John Smith gives a speech in New York on July 21, 1987.jpg when possible)... even then, my reading of the COM:FR policy is that descriptive, if janky, filenames such as JOHN SMITH 1987.jpg must be kept (although I would perhaps advocate a change in policy to allow more caption-like and sensical-case renaming, I recognize that my job as a mover would be to only work within the boundaries of current policy as approved by the community). D. Benjamin Miller (talk) 07:29, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
      • You are right. I also support autopatrol right for you. 4nn1l2 (talk) 08:12, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
        • ✓ Promoted.Kwj2772 (talk) 12:41, 18 July 2018 (UTC)


I've uploaded hundreds, maybe thousands, of images on Commons and I have over 1,500 edits. I have found misleading errors in some of my file names and would like the right in order to correct them without tying down the queue. These errors include mis-identification of the image subject in the file name that would leave the viewer quite confused. Thank you. Veggies (talk) 03:25, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question I could not find any rename requests among your contributions. Have you made any rename requests so far? If so, could you please provide links to them? 4nn1l2 (talk) 03:54, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
I have not, no. -- Veggies (talk) 04:03, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Vincent Mia Edie Verheyen[edit]

Active on the Wikimedia Foundation since 29 October 2015 (2 years, 8 months, 2 weeks and 6 days ago) and joined Commons on 30 October 2015. I have upoaded 295 files to Commons, of which 278 are the current revision. Apparently made only a few renaming requests Wikimedia Commons, I have made some more redirects on the English Wikipedia. Sometimes active as “Vincent_Mia_Edie” on the “#wikimedia-commonsIRC channel and other channels listed on the same webpage. I have extended confirmed rights on the English Wikipedia (verify). My edit count for Wikimedia Commons is at 2714. I hope you can grant me rights based on my experience and my noticeable interest in file-naming as per the attention given to the file-names of my uploads (see User contributions, File list or my Gallery or my Files by User-category), Vincent Mia Edie Verheyen (talk) 07:34, 19 July 2018 (UTC).
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I could find 5 rename requests among their contributions [8] [9] [10] [11] [12], all of which their own uploads. IMO, the user chooses long names for their files, which is against recommendations at Commons:File naming#Length. Furthermore, they use obscure characters such as ⚫ or unneeded punctuation. For instance, take a look at File:“Map Four; The Mackay district, 1869”, in; Clive R. Moore, Kanaka Maratta; A History of Melanesian Mackay, PhD thesis, James Cook University of North Queensland, 1981, p. 203. ⚫ Vectorization by Vincent Mia Edie Verheyen (2018).svg. All in all, I think they need to gain more experience and then apply again I am neutral. 4nn1l2 (talk) 08:57, 19 July 2018 (UTC) Updated. 4nn1l2 (talk) 13:01, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
    @4nn1l2: I appreciate your comment, but please note that I have only used this character two times, i.e. in two files (see, where those two files bear very file-names very close to the 1981 original maps) of my almost 300 uploads. Because these are academic files, I deem the use of a long reference in the file-name justified. I had already read Commons:File naming#Length beforehand, and even for these file-names that are now criticised, I followed the advice of keeping essential information in the first 20 characters. Instead of the indeed quite noticeable ⚫, what character do you propose me to use instead? I want to make a clear indication of the reference to the PhD thesis being finished (which itself already includes quotes, commas, points and point-commas), and a new piece of information having begun. I could opt for the pipe-line character | Or I could opt to put the (Vectorization by Vincent Mia Edie Verheyen, 2018) in between brackets instead? Also, I am impressed with your knowledge; I wonder: how did you find my remaining re-naming edits please? Kind regards, Vincent Mia Edie Verheyen (talk) 05:57, 20 July 2018 (UTC).
    @Vincent Mia Edie Verheyen: I think you can use - instead of ⚫. Using pipe character is not a good idea, IMO. I also think there is no need to include "Vectorization by Vincent Mia Edie Verheyen, 2018" in filenames. This makes them a little shorter. You can mention your name in the description box, of course. I found your rename requests by searching "renam" using Ctrl+F among your contributions. 4nn1l2 (talk) 12:43, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
    I understand you. I am neutral now. Anyway, please make sure that you follow recommendations at COM:File naming and COM:File renaming. 4nn1l2 (talk) 13:01, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
    @4nn1l2: OK. Thank you for the comments. I have made renaming requests for the relevant files. The requests have now been executed. I have opted for the em dash, Vincent Mia Edie Verheyen (talk) 10:36, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

Sumita Roy Dutta[edit]

I upload birds images along with other images in commons sometime I need to rename them to correct typing mistakes and to give more info. I want to correct others files too if same type of mistakes are there. So I am requesting for filemover right.

Sumita Roy Dutta (talk) 16:29, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support She has made more than 10 valid rename requests, over 14K contributions to Wikimedia Commons, and 25K to Wikimedia projects. She has chosen descriptive, plain, and reasonably short names for their files. She has not chosen the most appropriate criterion when requesting for rename (e.g. Criterion#4 --> Criterion#2 or Criterion#2 --> Criterion#3), but she has shown sound judgement. 4nn1l2 (talk) 17:06, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support As per above. In addition, I've personally seen her enthusiasm in photography and capturing images at the right time. I therefore think it will be a wise decision to grant her file mover rights. --Muzammil (talk) 18:57, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
    • ✓ Promoted.Kwj2772 (talk) 05:34, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

Upload Wizard campaign editors[edit]


I would like to create campaigns. At present I would like to create one for photos of painted rocks (to illustrate w:The_Kindness_Rock_Project) but I have ideas for further campaigns as well. Thank you. Mvolz (talk) 21:12, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
✓ Promoted.Kwj2772 (talk) 14:33, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

Extended uploader[edit]

D. Benjamin Miller[edit]

I have a number of public domain audio recordings which I have been labelling and cataloguing. Where possible, I convert to FLAC or Ogg Vorbis format (see my user uploads page for some examples of music I have uploaded. Where the format is originally MP3, I would like to be able to upload the original MP3 format, as to prevent any minor degradation that may occur from conversion. I have 6000+ edits on Commons no plans of stopping anytime soon! Thank you. D. Benjamin Miller (talk) 03:48, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Translation administrators & GW Toolset users[edit]