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Bryan Charnley on Wikipedia: Urgent.[edit]

Hi Help desk, Can you please restore the text/information on Bryan Charnley that was removed by justwordsandnumbers yesterday at 8:46 11 November 2017. I do not understand why this has happened. I am the twin brother and copyright holder of all the images from Bryan Charnley's estate. This has been approved by Wikimedia commons. If there is a problem with this than I am here to help resolve it.

More urgently, my main concern now is the restoration of all the information on Bryan Charnley contributed by Kirsten Tambling (Kytamb) up to 7 May 2016. This has nothing to do with the images but is crucial to the integrity of Bryan Charnley's Wikipedia entry. The site is woefully impoverished without this accurate and complete information It is very important that the website remains open and complete at this time as the National Portrait gallery and Wellcome are looking at acquiring Bryan Charnley's paintings for their collection and will be visiting the Wikipedia page.

I would be most grateful if you could give this issue your immediate attention. Thank you, in advance, for your help in resolving this matter.

Sincerely

James Charnley

P.S. I am not the Scottish footballer James (Chic) Charnley. I have been advised this may have caused some confusion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by James Charnley (talk • contribs) 10:36, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

@James Charnley: please take your issues to Wikipedia. This is Wikimedia Commons, the image repository. I think you want to start at en:User talk:TonyBallioni. -mattbuck (Talk) 10:40, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
Hi James, here on Commons you need to send a permission/confirmation for File:Bryan Charnley Self Portrait 13.jpg and File:Bryan Charnley Self Portrait 2.jpg to permissions-commons@wikimedia.org , as you had done for the 2 other paintings. --Túrelio (talk) 11:28, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

pages using a certain file[edit]

How could I know what pages are using this file? Thanks--Backinstadiums (talk) 12:00, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

Backinstadiums: If it were used in a Commons gallery or another Wikimedia project, there would be sections on the file description page with the headings "File usage on Commons" and "File usage on other wikis", like on File:1902 International Code of Signals painting.jpg. You could also use Special:GlobalUsage. This file doesn't appear to be used on any Wikimedia project. LX (talk, contribs) 13:40, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

uploading photo of "African people at work"[edit]

I have photos to upload for "African people at work" contest but, should I write essay about those picture and, what is maximum number of photos can we bring for competition?

with regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by Petrosgutema (talk • contribs) 13:21, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

Petrosgutema: Wikimedia Commons is a repository of media files (images, videos, audio etc). Essays are outside our project scope. Assuming your questions are about Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2017, you're probably better off asking questions specifically about that contest at Commons:Wiki Loves Africa/Help desk. LX (talk, contribs) 13:48, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

Media needing categories as of …[edit]

Hello,

Why does the "Media needing categories ... " remain when the image is already put in the right category by the uploader? Just wondering. And what is the best way to deal with many images in this situation, except going through them individually and editing out the "needing categories". Is there a faster way? I've tried many ways and finally found a devious way but feel unwilling to go through that each time there are many images so categorized. Thanks, Kalbbes (talk) 21:33, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

Christian Ferrer, no this image? was not in a category to begin with. The problem is the image that is already categorized correctly but followed by "uncategorized". For example today all the images now in Category:Carrer Ausiàs Marc were already in that cat, but followed by "uncategorized". The choices are to edit each by hand to remove the "uncategorized" or go through some other rigamarole. And I had to take extra steps to add back Category:Carrer Ausiàs Marc images by Xavier Badia. Help:Gadget-Cat-a-lot doesn't address the situation when the images are "uncategorized", even if they are in a category. The image must already be in a category that is not followed by "uncategorized" for it to work on any images in cats like Category:Media needing categories as of 12 November 2017‎‎. I've noticed this over and over, but no one ever seems to mention it. I've always wondered why the instructions tell the uploader to enter categories, since the images are still put in the "uncategorized" cat. I've been here two years and have learned a lot, but this issue leaves me wondering! Kalbbes (talk) 02:01, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
I agree with Kalbbes that this is a giant annoyance. I think the problem may have to do with the choice in Cat-a-lot of "Copy to" or "Move to." When I am categorizing in "media needing categories..." I must choose "copy to." That removes the "uncategorized" tag. Perhaps in some situations the images Kalbbes is referring to were categorized by "move to." I think that an FAQ that explains the choice and the consequences of it in varied situations should be made available easily to categorizers. That doesn't solve the problem though.Downtowngal (talk) 04:02, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
I checked the history of some files of Category:Carrer Ausiàs Marc and I'm not able to see when there was this issue. Christian Ferrer (talk) 11:45, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
Christian Ferrer, thanks for replying. The files were categorized separately with a red link. I made them into a blue link, but the file remained uncategorized, necessitating a separate step (per file) to remove "uncategorized". As Downtowngal has suggested, I will try other options. (The "copy to" explains why many file in "uncategorized" already have cats.) Thanks to both of you. Kalbbes (talk) 16:19, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
I found a file that I worked on that had this problem. See https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:A_Cave_-_panoramio.jpg&action=history. The file was uploaded by a bot from Panoramio to a category "Craters of the moon," with a "Check categories" tag. The uploaded category did not exist (the real category should have been "Craters of the Moon National Monument"). Because the category did not exist, another bot recategorized the file into "Craters on the Moon". Obviously this was incorrect. An editor manually transferred the file into "Media needing categories as of December 4 2016" but the "Check categories" tag remained. When I manually copied the file from "Media needing categories as of December 4 2016" into "Craters of the Moon National Monument," the "Check categories" tag remained. When I looked at the file again, it was now in two categories, "Craters of the Moon National Monument" and, to my surprise, "Media needing categories as of December 4 2016". (Usually ""Media needing categories as of December 4 2016" disappears when I copy a file from that category into a real category.) I suspect that the "Check categories" tag, when it exists in a file, is preventing "Media needing categories as of December 4 2016" from disappearing even if the file has been categorized into a real category. That looks to me like a bug. Downtowngal (talk) 18:37, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

Christian Ferrer, here is an example from today that is categorized but still has "needing categories" on it: [1] Thanks, Kalbbes (talk) 17:21, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

  • @Perhelion: hello, would not that be the result of this? Christian Ferrer (talk) 18:08, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
    Hello @Christian Ferrer, Kalbbes:, thanks for pinging me. No, Cat-a-lot has nothing to do with this. Today I also tighter the removal of this (only user with higher rights and only if the cats are not hidden).
    There is simply no automatism of removing this hidden maintain cat if manual editing the cats. On the other hand you need a minimum of experience to remove this. I mean Kalbbes could have a bit higher user-rights on the amount of his edits. PS: Also a direct present of "Media needing categories as" is unusual, it seems only inserted per subst:tag. -- User: Perhelion 21:53, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
  • @Perhelion:, what kind of higher right would help with this problem? This type and other similar problems take more time than should be necessary to fix. Thanks, Kalbbes (talk) 22:18, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
    • It seems currently nothing, you need only logged in. I don't think that the automatic removal of "Category:Media needing categories requiring human attention" on manual editing will be ever supported. -- User: Perhelion 22:59, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Attribution with a iOS app[edit]

Hi,

I am developing a iOS app and are interested in using some of the very nice images available under various CC licenses.

I do understand how attribution should be done but have a problem with fitting the whole attribution on or next to the images, so my questions is this setup could be a solution to provide all the attribution:

1) On top of the image is the name of the creator and a three-dots icon (read more) next to the creators name. 2) If user clicks on the three-dots icon then all details is provided via a popup, including links and license information about the work.

Have tried many different solutions, but this would be the most user friendly when placing attribution within this app, is it a okey solution?

Thanks in advance! :) —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 95.109.1.58 (talk) 01:07, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

You can download the Wikipedia app and look how the attribution is done there. Ruslik (talk) 20:09, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Emmylou Harris (Miranda) Dr. Arthur Dixon (Prospero) UNG-G Theater 1966.jpg[edit]

--Kursebi (talk) 09:17, 13 November 2017 (UTC) Hi! Which copyright tag is suitable for this file (please read the description)? Thanks.

@Kursebi: {{PD-US-no notice}}.   — Jeff G. ツ 15:59, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

please help me im really confused[edit]

i got blocked 7 days ago for uploading a picture in here for a famous celebrity on a page i made in wikipedia please help what should i do i dunno how to use wiki its really tought — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kuwaitxoxo1 (talk • contribs) 17:41, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

You should upload only pictures that meet at least one of the following three criteria:
  1. You own the copyright (typically because you are the photographer) and you are granting a sufficiently free license such as {{cc-by-sa 4.0}}.
  2. You can verify that it has a sufficiently free license. Typically this would be because the appropriate license is indicated on the source page from which you have obtained the photo, but this could also include an image where you have gotten in touch with the copyright holder to get them to make an appropriate release as described at COM:OTRS.
  3. The work is in the public domain. This requires a tag explaining why it is in the public domain, such as {{PD-old-auto-1923}} or {{PD-USGov}}.
If that is not clear, feel free to ask more specific questions. Jmabel ! talk 01:49, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Having Problems with uploading a file[edit]

I uploaded a .svg file earlier today and the file appeared blank. I nominated it for deletion. I didn't really wait for it to get deleted, and just a few minutes ago, I copied the contents of the .svg and pasted them in a new .svg and I tried to replace the file by uploading a new version (the new .svg i created) and the new version appears cropped. Then I immidiatelly tried to re-upload it and this time it wasn't blank but was again cropped like when I tried uploading a new version and contained only a very small portion of the content. Any help would be appreciated. Update: It would seem that the one I uploaded later and seemed cropped is now fine. Hoping it won't get deleted since it's nominated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SoWhAt249 (talk • contribs) 18:27, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

@SoWhAt249: It seems Guanaco uploaded a superior version, but the main thumbnail on https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Control_status_of_the_West_Bank_as_per_the_Oslo_Accords.svg seems to be all checkerboarded as if it is all transparent.   — Jeff G. ツ 21:09, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

Blank SVG thumbnail and PNG files[edit]

I uploaded File:Melbourne passenger railways map.svg yesterday but neither the thumbnail nor the PNG versions are displaying properly. They both show only black squares. Is this an issue with Commons thumbnails or is there something wrong with the SVG file? Thanks Takerlamar (talk) 00:00, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

Melbourne passenger railways map.png looks fine here. For the SVG see Help:SVG. But, please, make you SVG valid! Cf. Markup Validation of https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/18/Melbourne_passenger_railways_map.svg (413 errors in W3C Markup Validator). And, just by the way, if you’d had prettified the code before uploading you now wouldn't get error messages only for line 1. Adding line wraps also helps other editors. — Speravir – 04:05, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, I had already checked Help:SVG but it doesn't give many details. Is there any guidance on what settings to use when exporting SVGs to avoid said errors? I'm having lots of problems exporting SVGs at the moment from Adobe Illustrator CC. Takerlamar (talk) 07:13, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
See Help:Illustrator, but I do not know anything about this and cannot tell, if there is actually relevant content in regards to the issue. — Speravir – 03:26, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

HP scanjet 4370 not works with MAC Book.[edit]

the Hewlett-Packard scanjet 4370 had worked before without problems on a pc under windows XP. I cannot run it on my MAC BOOK PRO, I think that the print-driver is missing. Asking for help, regards, Hans Hasenjager, hans.hasenjager@alice.it —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 95.236.159.145 (talk) 14:13, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

  • This is the help desk for issues with Wikimedia Commons, not a general technical help desk. Unless I'm missing something, your question has nothing to do with Wikimedia Commons. - Jmabel ! talk 16:03, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
It seems that the latest version MacOS, which is supported, is 10.8. Ruslik (talk) 20:18, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

i tried but apparently failed to enter the 'Wikipedia:Wiki Science Competition[edit]

Hi, i tried but apparently failed to enter the 'Wikipedia:Wiki Science Competition 2017 in the United States' The software deadended several times. with the image at: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:See_More_Saturn.._as_the_gods_painted_it.jpg

I would like to enter, please advise.

DavidHarrell — Preceding unsigned comment added by DavidHarrell (talk • contribs) 22:17, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

Fixing misspelling on map[edit]

The word "Caliphate" is misspelled on the English version[2] of the original Spanish map[3], is there a way to fix that? Regards - Swazzo (talk) 20:30, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

It has been fixed. Ruslik (talk) 20:41, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Looking for a category for files just used in discussions[edit]

Hi, I created some images to describe something on some talk pages. Now I am looking for a category, where I can just put these files into. For example this one UBahnhof-Heissen-Kirche-2012 old.jpg, this one UBahnhof-Heissen-Kirche-2012 new.jpg or that Tabulator-navigations high pixel.png, which I just used it one time. I am looking for a category like:

Thx a lot! --W like wiki (talk) 23:15, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Why do you need such categories? Ruslik (talk) 18:53, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
Because they are better then Categories like Category:Media needing categories as of 25 April 2015 like it is at the moment. These pics were just created for this particular use where I needed them. And I understood the concept of the categorization like the following:
Sorry for my bad English! --W like wiki (talk) 15:12, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
You, of course, can create one of these categories although they may be nominated for deletion later. Ruslik (talk) 19:47, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

wikimedia commons active users _ are statistics avaliable?[edit]

dear Wiki,

I am looking for wikimedia commons users statistics for my research purposes. please, let me know if there is a way to list the regions (places, countries) where the contributors come from I would like to check where most active contributors of commons have been operating

with kind regards

aolsz —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 159.205.31.84 (talk) 14:44, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

  • I'm pretty sure you couldn't get this as such, since we allow users to operate anonymously or pseudonymously, and IP addresses of logged-in users can be accessed only by a few selected individuals, to be used in cases like sockpuppet investigations.
  • On the other hand:
    • Some users self-identify by nationality with templates on their home pages.
    • Many, perhaps most, photos either have geotags or have categories related to where the user is from. If you look only at "own work" photos, this would give you a pretty good idea where contributors are, although it would not filter out who is taking photos while traveling and is actually based somewhere other than where they took the photo. - Jmabel ! talk 16:20, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Umineko no Naku Koro ni Character Song CD vol 1 (official cover).jpeg[edit]

Can someone put the right copyright tag on this image? I'm a super noob when it comes to this stuff and I saw many albums with original covers and I'd like to have it on my article too.

--Agi maggi (talk) 00:21, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

@Ago Maggi: only if you or are or represent Frontier Works or Dokkyûn☆Heart, and send permission via OTRS.   — Jeff G. ツ 00:45, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
oops, pinging @Agi Maggi:   — Jeff G. ツ 00:54, 19 November 2017 (UTC)
Let's try again: @Agi maggi: @#$%&- autocorrect!   — Jeff G. ツ 01:00, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

d21121998j[edit]

olá, sou novato da wikimedia commons e não sei como ultilizar o modo uploads — Preceding unsigned comment added by D21121998j (talk • contribs) 18:45, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

@D21121998j: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:UploadWizard?uselang=pt   — Jeff G. ツ 23:57, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

Deletion request[edit]

someone delete this https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Romanoropresbyteryandsaintbenedictchurchsideview.jpg --Sweetcorn (talk) 00:24, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

We will not and if you continue your account will be blocked. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:27, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

How was it possible?[edit]

This upload war is old, but I ask: if technically Adambro restricted the upload in this file, how could Cantus (who was never admin) do it? Apparently this user got their way; could some admin reverse this? Jarould [talk] 03:39, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

@Jarould: It seems that reversions are now blockable by "uploads=", but they were not in 2011. OTOH, this is not COM:AN.   — Jeff G. ツ 04:32, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Delete my own work[edit]

Hi, I'm not a regular here at Commons. I'd like to know if the images I uploaded sometime back can be deleted by myself (mass nomination/deletion). They are Indian coins and it only recently came to my knowledge that coins minted after 1957 are copyrighted under the local laws. Thanks. Mark the train (talk) 08:08, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

It's quite possible. There are instructions on how to make a mass deletion request at COM:MDR: in essence you make a single deletion request and list all the files on that one page. VisualFileChange has automation to help with this, especially with adding the deletion template to all the file pages. --bjh21 (talk) 13:32, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks a lot Bjh21. Mark the train (talk) 04:41, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Duplicate image[edit]

60px Jomsom main street, Nepal (15538157347).jpg These two are the same image. Can someone do something about them? Aditya (talk) 14:23, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

I've added {{duplicate|Jomsom Main Street.jpg}} to the top of File:Jomsom main street, Nepal (15538157347).jpg, which should cause it to be deleted in due course. --bjh21 (talk) 14:49, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Resolved
I think that this question was replied to adequately based on the supplied information. If you have anything to add or a follow-up question please feel free to replace this box with your comment. This section will be archived after four days. Jmabel ! talk 00:53, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

uploading a new logo on behalf of a client[edit]

Hello

I am trying to update a clients logo to a new version on Wikipedia. I created my own account but still cannot upload because I am not verified. The logo looks like other logos already uploaded on the internet by third parties who sell their products but I am doing this on behalf of the company.

can you help me, please — Preceding unsigned comment added by CyrilLyons (talk • contribs) 16:59, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

CyrilLyons: Have a look at Commons:Guidance for paid editors, which covers your situation, including the topic of sharing logotypes. LX (talk, contribs) 17:11, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
@CyrilLyons: Is this new version significantly different from the old one? If it is, then you shouldn't overwrite the existing version. Instead you should upload the new logo under a new name (e.g. "Mycompany logo 2017.svg"). If you are just uploading a slight improvement on the existing file and the licensing is the same, then you can overwrite the existing one, but you'll have to wait a few days until your account becomes autoconfimed first. --bjh21 (talk) 17:28, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Uploading artwork, deceased artist[edit]

It is OK to upload to Wikimedia Commons a piece of art created in 1925 by an artist, now deceased? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Earthwander (talk • contribs) 19:37, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Does this artist have a name? Ruslik (talk) 19:44, 20 November 2017 (UTC)
Typically yes, but this is not a universal; the more specifics you can give us, the better answer someone can give. Who is the artist? Was the work published in the artist's lifetime? In what country? Etc. - Jmabel ! talk 00:54, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
I'd say typically no. It's after 1922, and even if you ignore that, an artist who lived in 1925 easily could have lived past 1947 (for life+70 nations) or even 1967 (for life+50 nations).--Prosfilaes (talk) 06:01, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
Ooh, I misread that as the artist dying in 1925. No, probably not OK. - Jmabel ! talk 16:48, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Displaying one page of PDF in Wikipedia article[edit]

Hello, I want to display page 9 of An attempt towards an international language.pdf on the Unua Libro Wikipedia article. I don't know how to do this, or if I even can. Help? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Michipedian (talk • contribs)

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Picture_tutorial#DjVu_and_PDF_files. You just need to add a page=9 inside the brackets when embedding the thumbnail. If you want to do it in the infobox, you can add a pipe magic word after the filename with {{!}} and add the page stuff after that. Opencooper (talk) 22:20, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Are OOC, RAW, intermediate photographs wanted?[edit]

Hi, so in the near future I plan to contribute some own work to Commons. I usually shoot JPEG + RAW, and work on the RAW, doing cropping and other processing. Of course I'd upload the final product, but I'm wondering how I should handle the other files and intermediate edits.

Should in-between edits be uploaded such as before being cropped? Are lossless TIFF or PNG versions for future editing desired? An out-of-camera JPEG might serve as a good baseline or "ground truth" of how a photo looked, with white balance correction applied and other things, so would that be useful to compare with or maybe provide a more "truthful" representation? The RAW might prove useful for those who are better at editing than me or anyone who wants to reprocess the image. However, as I understand it, they need to be uploaded to a different website and currently only contains 235 files so maybe it's not worth it? Sorry for all of the questions, I doubt my photographs will be anything momentous, but I want to make my uploads as useful as they can be, especially considering Wikipedia's belief in reusability. I've noticed that many Featured Pictures will just have the final JPEG so maybe I'm overthinking it... Opencooper (talk) 22:13, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

I usually (but not always) upload the original JPEG, followed by my preferred version. See File:Ioana Flora 01.jpg for an example. - Jmabel ! talk 00:58, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
Ahh, the upload history does make sense for a place for edits. I think I'll hold off on uploading lossless versions since JPEG recompression isn't that drastic, except for any special photographs. Same with RAW. Thanks for your advice. Opencooper (talk) 17:44, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Pretty sure file is copyrighted[edit]

So this file here [4] was added by user Allysim24 to Wikimedia Commons and then the user tried to add it to the persons page on Wikipedia which was how I came across it. A quick google image search [5] shows a number of results for this image so I assume it isn't the users own work and needs to be removed. NZ Footballs Conscience (talk) 02:32, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

✓  Deleted. thanks! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 03:53, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

gelöschtes Bild[edit]

Hallo,

mein eigenes Bild wurde gelöscht, obwohl ich der Inhaber der Rechte bin. Was kann ich tun? Ich wäre dankbar für konkrete Hinweis!

Danke Saskia Schneider — Preceding unsigned comment added by Saskia Schneider (talk • contribs) 10:04, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Background information: the file in question is presumably de:File:Saskia Schneider 1.jpg, which was transferred to File:Saskia Schneider .jpg by User:Saskia Maria Elisabeth and deleted as a result of Commons:Deletion requests/File:Saskia Schneider .jpg. LX (talk, contribs) 11:17, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Umbenennung einer hoch geladenen Bilddatei[edit]

Hallo zusammen,

ich habe leider Bilder mit falschen Bildnamen hochgeladen. Frage: Wie kann ich diese korrigieren? Gruß--Chillibilli (talk) 14:00, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Is this a bug?[edit]

Hi, for me the sorting in the Category:Maps by year is not clear. e.g.:

All of them just using the same Template:MapsYear. I tried to find a hint in the template code, but nothing found. Is this a bug? Thx a lot! --W like wiki (talk) 14:01, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

I just got the idea of sthg like a blanc edit ... now it is working, strange! What is the reason for that? My browser cache was empty. Thx! --W like wiki (talk) 14:08, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Is this tiring Assembly-line work the only solution? Thank you for an answer! --W like wiki (talk) 14:28, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

This is a known feature when you use templates to put pages in categories: updates to the template don't immediately update the category membership. Any edit (including a Manual:null edit, which doesn't generate a history entry) of the member's page will cause that page to move to the right place. I think there's meant to be a background process that eventually sorts all of this out, but I'm not sure it's working properly. --bjh21 (talk) 15:53, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
Ah, I see! Until now i don't know the null edits, Thank you @Bjh21:, very nice! --W like wiki (talk) 16:08, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
✓ Done! category finaly sorted. --W like wiki (talk) 16:19, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
Final summary: Is this a bug? - No, it's feature! ;) --W like wiki (talk) 16:19, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

WHY MY OWN PICTURE IS GETTING REQUEST FOR DELETION[edit]

Please Do the needful pictures uploaded from my profile Arobittech is absolutely owned by me. Why a request for deletion is being raised against my images from Eric Benny Page. Please mention. what legal documentations should I show to get this request deleted.

All this images are owned by me

File:Eric benny with sourav ganguly.jpg File:Eric Benny with Sunil Chetri.jpg File:Eric Benny.jpg — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arobittech (talk • contribs) 15:43, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

Responded at Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Arobittech. All comments about this case should be posted there, not elsewhere. Ytoyoda (talk) 16:35, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Resolved
I think that this question was replied to adequately based on the supplied information. If you have anything to add or a follow-up question please feel free to replace this box with your comment. This section will be archived after four days. Ytoyoda (talk) 17:39, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

How to flip an image that is upside down?[edit]

Buddhist criticism on a Bon funeral ritual.jpeg

This image is upside down. How can I flip it? --A ri gi bod (talk) 18:44, 21 November 2017 (UTC)

@A ri gi bod: If it needs to be rotated (so the top-left corner ends up in the bottom right), you can use the "(Silk arrow rotate clockwise.pngrequest rotation)" link on the image page. If it needs to be reflected (so the top-left corner ends up in the bottom left) then you'll have to download it and use a lossless JPEG transformation tool like jpegtran. If that's a problem for you, I'm sure someone here could do it (me, for instance). --bjh21 (talk) 19:30, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
If you flip it (top-left corner ends up in the bottom left) the metric scale with the "cm" on the left side will me be mirrored too. --W like wiki (talk) 01:31, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

A template is automatic placed in a certain category, but no hint in the code[edit]

Hi, I couldn't find out why some templates are grouped in a certain category, but no hint in the code is visible (for me ;) e.g.:

Thx a lot!

@W like wiki: I’m far from expert in such things, but ISTM the Category namespace templates cat is being transcluded from the documentation page, along with two other ‘automatic’ cats. (Please remember to sign your posts here.)—Odysseus1479 (talk) 05:14, 22 November 2017 (UTC)