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Hi, I would like to know if Commons need more patrollers and if I have an appropriate understanding on COM:PATROL. Thank you. WQL (talk) 13:21, 28 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Is here any update? --WQL (talk) 09:28, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
    1. In File:乌拉!.jpg and File:跨氪!.jpg, not only did you fail to identify the source of the original image, you have also created derivative works that are of a personal attack nature. Explain why do you think it is acceptable to do so.
    2. In Commons:Deletion requests/File:Shanghai Qibao High School Logo Blue.svg, you demonstrated that you have some understanding of threshold of originality at time. Explain why you elected not to enforce the same standard in File:表示鄙视的情绪.svg and File:呵呵 呵呵.svg.
    -Mys_721tx (talk) 17:10, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
    • First of all, these images have no a personal attack nature. They are created for kidding propuses. Not until zhxy_519 told me did I realize that it was facetious to some onlookers.
    • Secondly, File:表示鄙视的情绪.svg and File:呵呵 呵呵.svg are uploaded over three quarters ago. I was not familiar with the standard of originality threshold until I met Wcam in that June. Thank you. --WQL (talk) 05:36, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
      Do not evade the question. Explain your "kidding propuses". What is your intended use of these files? What do you mean by you met Wcam in that June? -Mys_721tx (talk) 06:15, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
      • These files are uploaded for purposes i.e. using in humor pages (w:Template:Humor).
        It's Wcam that taught me to understand the threshold of originality and Commons' Project scope on that June. Before that time, I just have no basic understanding of the project's policies and guidelines. Thank you. --WQL (talk) 08:57, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
        Explain how those images are supposed to be humorous. Show the exchange that supposed to happen in June. -Mys_721tx (talk) 17:08, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
        • Firstly, “乌拉!”(Template:Lang-ru) means "Hurray!" in English, which could express the emotion of praise. This QQ sticker (File:跨氪!jpg) is used to express the emotion of praise to 乌拉夸氪, since there is a coincidence that his/her username contains the word 乌拉.
          The exchage is simple. He nominated a image for deletion, which made me fall into deep thought. I read the page COM:TOO. Through this incident, I think that I have deepen my understading on the copyright threshold. Thank you. --WQL (talk) 01:33, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
          You are "praising" a user, which according to you (archived version) has "大量创建原创研究的低质量列表条目,对文物古迹类条目编辑造成干扰破坏", "进行明显的人身攻击,且从未道歉", "制造虚假言论,炮制虚假的微信截图". Translate your remarks to demonstrate how those files "express the emotion of praise to 乌拉夸氪". -Mys_721tx (talk) 02:37, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
          I am praising a user, yes, for his 134 DYK articles, absolutely a good writer, not for his posting original research list articles and committing personal attacks and never apologize. I think if I would like to use this picture to express my irony in Chinese Wikipedia, I am afraid you have already banned me. However, I am innocent. If I were a user praising Mys 721tx, I would praise him for his 23 DYK articles and long-term commitment on anti-vandalism, not his vandalism and 3RR violation in the past. Please translate this into English and demostrate how this shows your civilization and good faith, "应如何处理Techyan使用IP用户逃避监察?" (link). Thank you. --WQL (talk) 02:56, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
          Then explain which part of your image has anything to do with his articles. I stand by my actions and am ready to going into length to defend them, but here is not the place. Your whataboutism speaks volumes about how you think you are responsible to your own actions. -Mys_721tx (talk) 18:15, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
          Then explain what will you do when you meet former WMC members applying for OTRS. I don't think that you are commenting on only about something others' have done, but instead the user himself. (1, 2, 3) Also, you can see that Wcam did not express the idea that 乌拉!.jpg and 跨氪!.jpg are personal attacking. That is only your view and zhxy_519's view. By the way, you should thank Wcam "taught" me project scope through this, or I will not be there. --WQL (talk) 04:18, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • I don't recommend any admin to grant any privilege to this user. He is one of the main authors of this page zh:User:Galaxyharrylion/对中国维基媒体用户组的指责, which published fake and malicious accusations to another Chinese user group and its members. The page was then deleted by User:WMFOffice. --PhiLiP (talk) 03:54, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
    • Referring to your Chinese Wikipedia Account (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), I don't think that you are commenting on others only about something others' have done, but instead the user himself. --WQL (talk) 04:20, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

I Symbol support vote.svg Support this user. I have been working with WQL for quite a while, and we also met offline. He is a trustworthy Wikimedian, and I believe he has the capability to do this work. I am surprised to see that, PHILIP and Mys721tx are here opposing using excuses that are totally unrelated to one's ability to be a patroller. Instead of judging his ability and this application in particular, they target WQL this user himself. I looked into Mys721tx's comments on Meta and found out that the only three comments he made are targeting a group of users got involved in a local conflict on Chinese Wikipedia. In this diff, Mys was asking exactly the same kind of questions as what PHILIP is asking now. And in here, PHILIP admitted himself that he has disagreements with WQL; edit summary in this diff here (written in Chinese) shows that PHILIP did target WQL for personal affairs. Mys and PHILIP are tirelessly targeting the same group of users every time they tried to apply for certain rights using the same excuses that have nothing to do with one's ability - this is not the first time such things happen. I would say what they are doing is definitely hounding. I admit that Mys made a point at first by questioning what WQL's wrong judgments, but the whole discussion is getting off-topic from matters on Commons to matters on local Wikipedia community. Mys and PHILIP are seeking a "revenge" of sorts on Commons and Meta by giving seemingly fair and neutral comments to applicants, for disagreements they have on Chinese Wikipedia locally. I don't think missing and failing to identify a few images is a big deal, everyone is going to miss something or give wrong judgments from time to time. Obviously, WQL's overall ability is good enough to be a patroller. Images Mys721tx listed above were created a year ago, cannot reflect WQL's ability at this moment. I have read a blog post talking about copyright that WQL is composing right now, I am sure that WQL has a deep understanding of policies on Wikimedia Commons. I encourage people to question his ability, but not for raising useless points which are not supposed to discuss here in the first place. --TechyanTalk) 04:49, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Yeah Chinese Wikipedia politics at its best.--1233 (talk) 09:39, 15 February 2019 (UTC)


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Many files that I provide categories and many files that I want to move to the correct name. I want to request filemover rights. Thank you. Exagren (talk) 05:35, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Chem Sim 2001[edit]

Hello community members, I want to get the filemover right! I an going to use this right either to rename my own files (if neccessary) or for other files which title is basically wrong or the given expression can not be found properly on Commons. I also know that the guideline is to have about 1.000 - 1.500 edits on Commons. At the moment, I only have almost 900, nevertheless it would be great to get the filemover right. Personally I contribute in the chemistry sector of Wikimedia Commons and can provide high-quality chemical diagram (you can find them here). In the last days, I already have opened some file renaming requests which had been answered positively. For example, I try to improve files with their name like this example show. Long story short: If you think I am ready for archieving this right, then I would be very happy for any kind of support! Best regards & thank you. Chem Sim 2001 (talk) 13:16, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question @Chem Sim 2001: Would you rename theoretical File:Dihydrogen Monoxide.png? Why or why not? What do you think of that compound?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 17:10, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: No, I would not! IMO this file name would be correct. It´s basically not the common used name for "water" or "H2O", but I think that name can also have a sence in certain articles or cases! I really want to focus on very obvious file name error like I mentioned above with the "-Seite001". Regards, Chem Sim 2001 (talk) 17:14, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support, autopatrolled too.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 17:26, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment @Chem Sim 2001: Per your request at my talk page, I considered this application. In my opinion, "Seite001" ("Page001" in German, added automatically to SVG conversions by Scribus, according to this discussion) is innocuous and does not need to be removed from file names. Please note that file names are best kept as stable as possible, so we do not rename files for beautification reasons, but to rectify errors. Thus, in my opinion, you should not put time into removing "Seite001" from file names. I would also like to see more rename requests in your portfolio. Currently, I can only count 4 rename request [1] [2] [3] [4] among your contributions which I think are not enough to show your familiarity with COM:MOVE policy. My suggestion for you is to use {{Rename}} for more files in the current week, and I will review your contributions at the weekend and hopefully give you this right based on your new accepted rename requests. Thanks 4nn1l2 (talk) 18:46, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
    @4nn1l2: In my opinion, the "-Seite001" annex of a file is a useless expression, which can lead to misunderstandings or false usage of that particular file (e.g. in a wrong contex because it influences the file name). I have also noticed, that such renaming requests like I did, were requested for years on Commons. Especially in the chemistry sector, it´s important to have a clear and structured name of a formula with no useless annexes like "-Seite001" or "Filename.jpg.png" (here: .png is the file format´, but, due to conversion the .jpg, is still there). I can provide a lot of cases of the WikiProject Chemistry, where exactly the same renamings took place: Example 1, Example 2, Example 3 etc. I can even list more. Through the fact that all of my 4 requests to rename those files have been proven right and were taken into action, I really don´t know what´s wrong with my requets! In conclusion, I really can´t understand why you refuse my request :( . Regards, Chem Sim 2001 (talk) 19:15, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
    I did not refuse your request. I just added a comment explaining my opinion (and that was per your own request). Any other admin can approve or reject this application. I am not convinced yet how Seite001 can be confusing or misleading. Criterion#3 does not apply here in my opinion. Criterion#4 or #6 seem to be more relevant. Surely, there are many gray areas in file renamings and the community may well be divided in some cases. If in doubt, I opt for stability myself. File names are not that important in my opinion; file description are of greater importance. 4nn1l2 (talk) 19:41, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
Okay, if you want to stay on your opinion, it´s okay for me! In my honest opinion, it´s sad that people, who only want to help to improve things here on Commons, were often put a spoke in the wheel! Chem Sim 2001 (talk) 20:00, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
  • I've just granted autopatrolled rights and I am supportive of granting file-mover rights, too. --Leyo 02:25, 16 March 2019 (UTC)

Storye book[edit]

Please consider me as a filemover. I have been here for over 14 years, and uploaded thousands of files, including my own work and many 19th-century images. I have done a lot of work in categorisation when and as I see the need for new categories coming up. However that does mean long days sometimes, and that increases the chance of typos in filenames and category names. Also, further research sometimes prompts the correction of a filename. It would improve things if I could correct a filename instead of asking others to do it. Thank you. Storye book (talk) 12:49, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

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