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Unable to install on my mediawiki server[edit]

I am running debian. Whenever I go to activate the extension, it disables my site.


uploading 6 files at once dosent work, only 1 by 1. time measure gets mad. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Molekuel (talk • contribs) 18:24, 31 March 2015‎ (UTC)

Upload Wizard[edit]

When uploading from flickr, after pasting the URL, the "Get from Flickr" button is not working; nothing happens when you press it. Schwede66 19:53, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

Still not working. Schwede66 18:29, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
See phab:T101616 --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 14:09, 9 June 2015 (UTC)


Your new upload wizard always crashes when uploading new files:

Alex Khimich (talk) 12:21, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

* Same experienced here whilst uploading the CPA logo. Await your advice - many thanks. M Mabelina (talk) 22:24, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
What does "crash" exactly mean? See mw:How to report a bug for required information. Thanks! --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 14:09, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Fotos zu "Jörg Hofmann (Gewerkschafter)"[edit]

Hallo, tut mir leid, wenn ich mir schwer tue und Unterstützung benötige: Ich habe gestern drei Fotos hochgeladen, die zum Wikipedia-Beitrag "Jörg Hofmann (Gewerkschafter)" gestellt werden sollen. Da die Bilder dort bisher nicht erschienen sind: Bitte, was muss ich tun, damit sie dort zu sehen sind?

Vielen Dank für eine Auskunft!

Jochen Faber

Jochen Faber (talk) 05:53, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Erledigt. Schwede66 17:26, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

Concurso fotos de Areas protegidas[edit]

No consigo terminar de subi las fotos, aparecen un signo de exclamación en cuatro fotos y no sé como corregirlo para completar

María Cristina Magnone (talk) 18:14, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

picture upload problems[edit]

when final upload wizard shows : Internal error: Missing parameters on request, what is way of salvation?

Realmastery (talk) 06:14, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

trying to upload image[edit]

Internal error: Bad token.

Hellvig (talk) 11:27, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Assistente de envio de ficheiro[edit]

gostei das regras

Sequeira Francisco (talk) 10:03, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

liste sculpteur[edit]

Merci d em'informer de la validation et diffusion d emon document liste des sculpteurs francais et mondiaux contemporains

Fredpontdugard (talk) 15:40, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Красивата природа на Рупите.[edit]

Защо ми дава грешки ,качвам вече трети път?

Kvulchevan (talk) 17:14, 25 June 2015 (UTC)


This is very frustrating and nothing goes as planned. I have clicked on Upload and selected a file. The circular image keeps revolving and never stops. After a couple of minutes when I click on upload another file it just keeps revolving and I cannot select any file.

Funduq39 (talk) 22:48, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

The Upload Wizard seems extremely unreliable if you have a slow Internet connection (e.g., with an upstream bandwidth of 256kbps, like you get with basic ADSL.) --ghouston (talk) 01:37, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

I have the same problem, you have solved? Can someone help me out? Thank You

Der Upload-Wizzard funktioniert nicht richtig[edit]

Der Upload-Wizzard funktioniert nicht richtig

Bernd Schwabe in Hannover (talk) 09:44, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Moc nerozumím ! Protože sám překladatel ! By měl už byt přeložen !! Jelinková[edit]

Helena Jelinková 10:32, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Жахливо незручна форма[edit]

Я був змушений почати завантажувати файли на вікісховище виключно через активність деяких інших користувачів, які активно перезаливають файли з нашої рідної вікіпедії до Вікісховища, завдяки чому я втрачаю змогу спостерігати за знайденими і завантаженими мною файлами. Отже, чому "жахливо незручна". Тому що вона була розроблена або людьми, які щиро ненавидять редакторів і хотіли з нас позбиткуватися, або розроблена суто для людей, яким подобаються нефункціональні візуальні інтерфейси. Це просто неймовірно наскільки лайняно виконаний функціонал, що забезпечує єдину важливу роль вікісховища - завантаження сюди файлів. Покидьків, які були відповідальні за її розробку і впровадження необхідно негайно звільнити з найгіршими рекомендаціями. Дякую за увагу.

Leonst (talk) 11:27, 6 July 2015 (UTC)


You if you support copyright submitting your website become more beautiful and educated and sure more donation come

Speedy McQueen (talk) 11:57, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Everything got deleted! "Stashed files not found"[edit]

I uploaded about 20 files, but to add all the explanations and geocoordinates took me a few days. Although the internet connection let me select Categories for the images, when I finally "submitted" everything, it just deleted EVERYTHING, saying "The stashed file was not found when attempting to upload it from the stash." Despite that the images were all right there on the page! Quite frustrating to lost 3 days worth of effort. Is there a way to maintain uploads, since the current (oddly organized) format is "1. Learn, 2. Upload, 3. Release Rights, 4. Describe, 5. Use"? If "Upload" has been completed, there's zero good reason that "Describe" should be such a data-loss hindrance!

Bush6984 (talk) 00:11, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

@Bush6984: Hi, There is no deleted file uploaded by Bush6984. Di you upload them with another account? Regards, Yann (talk) 08:12, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
I don't think they were deleted by an administrator. Based on the description above, it sounds like the upload process spanned several days in this case. By default, temporary files from incomplete uploads are deleted after six hours. LX (talk, contribs) 13:43, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
It is excellent that you put so much effort in the explanations, geocoordinates and categories. What I suggest is to make a text document with all the descriptions for each file, geocoordinates and to find out which categories are most suitable and copy/paste the names of those categories in the text document. Uploading goes then much faster because now is it just copy/paste of the pieces of text required. Wouter (talk) 17:34, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
Ahhh, good idea Wouter, thanks for the suggestion. And I never thought an administrator deleted them, LX; I hadn't realized that 6 hours was the time-out expiration. I was thinking that, based on how the submission process is organized, that after the "Upload" step (and after "Release Rights" step), that the images were already saved, and the "Describe" step only served to tack on additional metadata to the files, for better understanding and classification/organization. I appreciate you explaining that 6-hour time-out period, LX, as well as the uplifting encouragement ("excellent that you put so much effort...") Wouter. Thank you guys all for your help and guidance in this matter. As frustrating as it is that it happened, I guess I learned more about how the system works and what to do differently next time to avoid similar data losses. Bush6984 (talk) 22:35, 9 July 2015 (UTC)


Very Good


Please submit your feedback, I'll be apreciated.

Sakworaman (talk) 06:02, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

Suggestion: Notify user of blocked IP before the upload process starts, not when it completes[edit]

I uploaded a video file using the Upload Wizard, chose a license, came up with a descriptive file name, wrote a description in two languages, dated the file, and added proper categories, only for the upload to be rejected and all the this work go to waste because users behind a proxy service apparently can't upload files. I had to disconnect from the VPN and completely reupload the file (which was a PITA since it was a video file) and rewrite and re-apply all the metadata since none of that was saved either.

If it wasn't a cat video I wouldn't have bothered reuploading and rewriting everything.

Just a suggestion: you might want to let the user know they can't save their upload if they're behind a proxy service before they've spent 15 minutes uploading and looking for categories. The current approach results in waste of bandwidth and a waste of time. -- (talk) 21:08, 14 July 2015 (UTC) Thanks for reporting. I've forwarded it to our bugtracker, see phab:T105863. --El Grafo (talk) 08:30, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

enviar fotografia[edit]

Não foi fácil mas consigui

Dubai Américo António (talk) 22:44, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Upload Wikimania 2015 impressions[edit]

Sehr gerne würde ich einige meiner Wikimania-Bilder hochladen - nur leider ist die Verbindung zum Netz nicht stabil. WS_ReNu, in Mexico

WS ReNu (talk) 20:03, 19 July 2015 (UTC)


tengo la foto de la fruta

Dqjt28 (talk) 02:08, 21 July 2015 (UTC)


When I upload files from my iPhone is says it looks like I got them from another website. After I gave them a more meaningful name, it left a red square around them and did not give me any more errors, but also does not let me submit or move on.

Rsurland (talk) 17:33, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

"Assistant to upload files": Description Language (description) set of images by default to the current (login) language of the user (not always "English")[edit]

Assistant to upload files always chooses English as description language - - Assistent zum Hochladen von Dateien wählt immer Englisch als Beschreibungssprache

Translation by Google Translate: In my view it would be very useful if the default language for the description (description) of images of language would correspond to that currently used by the user. Nothing is always "English" pre-selected, so I have to change the description language for each image.

This may be very useful in terms of our basic language, but I myself was only an English hotel description, if I want to also address an English audience, which is very rarely the case.

Besides praise: The new "wizard to upload files" is better (file preview now works with more than three pictures) and beautiful.

Here the German original: "Assistent zum Hochladen von Dateien": Beschreibungssprache (description) von Bildern defaultmäßig auf die aktuelle (Anmelde-) Sprache des Users einstellen (nicht grundsätzlich "Englisch")

Aus meiner Sicht wäre es sehr sinnvoll, wenn die Default-Sprache für die Beschreibung (description) von Bildern der Sprache entsprechen würde, die der User aktuell verwendet. Im Moment ist immer "Englisch" vorausgewählt, so dass ich die Beschreibungssprache für jedes Bild ändern muss.

Dies mag im Sinne unserer Basissprache sehr sinnvoll sein, ich selbst gebe aber nur eine englische Beschreibung ein, wenn ich auch ein englischsprachiges Publikum adressieren möchte, was sehr selten der Fall ist.

Nebenbei ein Lob: Der neue "Assistent zum Hochladen von Dateien" ist besser (Dateivorschau funktioniert jetzt auch bei mehr als drei Bildern) und schöner.

sorry - I forgot: --Molgreen (talk) 14:05, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Molgreen (talk • contribs) 13:35, 24 July 2015‎ (UTC)

Le titre initial était incorrect[edit]

J'y avais ajouté un pense bête pour reconnaitre le fichier que je voulais charger. Je pensais que le logiciel me demanderait pas la suite le titre sous lequel il fallait le publier. D'autre part figure dans le titre un point (après le chiffre 6, c'est la façon allemande d'écrire 6ème). Est-il incorrect de mettre un point dans le titre? Dans le 2° fichier chargé ne figure plus le pense-bête.

Avoye (talk) 18:12, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

@Avoye: Tu peux demander à un nouveau titre en ajoutant le modèle {{rename}}. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 19:27, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Fails on Release Rights[edit]

I frequently experience the Upload Wizard failing at the "Release Rights" stage. After the first (Upload) stage completes and I go to the next (Release Rights) stage the image thumbnails are displayed but the text below with the "This file is my own work" check-box etc. does not display. Sometimes even when it does display properly and I click the check-box the page hangs when I click Next. Either way this means I can not proceed further. This means I have to go back to the beginning and start uploading the files ae gain. Usually it works on the next attempt - but not always. When I encounter this problem I sometimes find that the handles for the files I was trying to upload still remain locked in Windows (seems the upload wizard has not released them). Christopher Fynn (talk)) 17:08, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

unable to proceed after similar file name[edit]

When I have uploaded a file and about to finish the process, the error message states that there is already file with the same name. Wiki must permit user to change the name and continue the process. At present, the entire process is terminated. User has to begin afresh. This is not right.

"Another reason not mentioned above"[edit]

This phrasing is, of course, completely correct, but it sounds very off-putting when a newbie reads it, like saying "I dare you to choose this seemingly vague option which will probably get you in trouble somehow", which is not at all what it means. Could we rephrase it as something like, "One of the many other legitimate reasons" (the "not mentioned above" is redundant anyway, and the proposed rephrasing doesn't make it sound like you will screw yourself by selecting it). Please consider the request. I mean it wholeheartedly. Thanks!

KDS4444 (talk) 03:20, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

So... No takers, I guess. Did anyone even read this suggestion? Any thoughts or comments? KDS4444 (talk) 22:17, 4 September 2015 (UTC)
I agree that "not mentioned above" is redundant and could be omitted, but I disagree that the current wording is off-putting. "Another reason" is perfectly neutral. There is no reason to assert that the other reasons are "many" (how many is many, and according to whom?) or to point out that the only reasons we accept are legitimate reasons. LX (talk, contribs) 08:49, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

Uploading an SVG file results in a warning about not being able to create a thumbnail[edit]

When I upload an SVG file, the wizard cannot immediately create a thumbnail and complains about it. I did check my SVG file at the wmftools site, and it generated no warnings there. Indeed, when I proceeded and saved the image (after a lot of futile attempts to make the warning go away), this server had no problems rendering the SVG to PNGs of various sizes. --ChPietsch (talk) 13:27, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Cсылки на переведенные (русскоязычные) лицензии[edit]

Во время работы с "мастером загрузки" на русском, когда доходишь до вкладки "Авторские права", ссылка на лицензию Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0 ведет на переведенную (русскоязычную) страницу. Однако если мы нажмем на "Воспользуйтесь другой лицензией", то в раскрывшихся вариантах, все ссылки ведут на английские версии. Например ссылка лицензии Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 ведет на англоязычный текст лицензии в то время как есть переведенная страница Прошу заменить все ссылки на русскоязычные лицензии (сделал бы это сам если мог, но нет доступа к редактированию). Прошу прощения что пишу на русском, английский знаю плохо, а машинный перевод думаю не верно донесет мою мысль. Volovik Vitaly (talk) 04:59, 7 August 2015 (UTC)


If i upload files "Filename 0001.jpg", "Filename 0002.jpg", "Filename 0003.jpg"..... and then when i get to the next step, to fill in description and categories and stuff the files are not sorted. It would be logical to have "Filename 0001.jpg" first and then "Filename 0002.jpg" underneath and so on. It makes it so much easier for me to add descriptions in chronological order. Can this be fixed or can i sort it in some way? What makes it come up "in the wrong order"? /Hangsna (talk) 10:23, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

neues Formular[edit]

das neue Upload-Formular ist zwar gut aber extrem langsam (zumindest auf meinem PC)!

WalterWolli (talk) 12:18, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

error in file name - please provide exact reason and allow to reupload[edit]

Hi, I got an error in filename Parkhotel Schönbrunn‎ - entrance , no idea why, it was just refused. I suspect, there was a non-printable character inside the name (?) or it was just the space at first position in my first try. Nevertheless. Please give a hint, what character is not allowed. Otherwise it is difficult to find. And, please, allow to change the name and reupload. At the moment the process terminates with Das Hochladen aller Dateien ist fehlgeschlagen. (in the German version). This is ugly as I have entered all that lengthy descriptions already at this step in the process. --Herzi Pinki (talk) 22:34, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Upload button won't work[edit]

The upload button isn't doing anything when I click it, meaning I can't upload any files!

Mattythewhite (talk) 14:09, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Аллегория солнца (Аполлон)[edit]

«лучезарный, сияющий») — в древнегреческой мифологии златокудрый сребролукий бог света (отсюда его прозвище Феб, солнечный свет символизируется его золотыми стрелами), покровитель искусств, предводитель и покровитель муз (за что его называли Мусагет (Μουσηγέτης)), предсказатель будущего, бог-врачеватель, также очищал людей, совершавших убийство. Один из наиболее почитаемых богов[2]. Олицетворяет Солнце

Apollon1975 (talk) 01:15, 18 August 2015 (UTC)


For some reason Upload Wizard wouldn't let me enter {{circa|1660}} for a painting I was uploading. It used to let me. — Chris Woodrich (talk) 07:28, 19 August 2015 (UTC)


impossible d'envoyer un fichier

Als33120 (talk) 14:34, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

@Als33120: Bonjour,
Pourriez-vous donner des détails ? Quel fichier ? Quelle taille ? Quel problème ? Quel message d'erreur ? Cordialement, Yann (talk) 14:51, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

C'était ce fichier, 8,79Mo, je l'ai importé directement sans passer par le site de l'été des villes : File:Portail roman de Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais de Savonnières.JPG — Preceding unsigned comment added by Als33120 (talk • contribs)

Very frustrating[edit]

Not sure if this form is still in beta, but I tried three times to upload something and it failed. One time the upload just failed because my description was not good enough, but instead of letting me correct it, I had to do everything all over again. On the third try, when I uploaded everything correctly, on the final step it failed with an unknown error.

Lucasgx (talk) 14:07, 22 August 2015 (UTC)


I have downloaded a handful of pictures of NRHP subjects that had no image available, but only one has been posted. I was excited to help provide those images as I am retired, but I do not want to travel around the seven state area if they are not going to be posted.

Sincerely Jim Roberts jr1gator@

Boscophotos (talk) 22:44, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

fr, en, Échec envoie de fichiers en cas de coupures internet, merci de travailler sur upload Wizard[edit]

(Failure sends files when Internet cuts, thank you to work on Upload Wizard)

Quand internet fonctionne, les données sont envoyées. Puis lors de la coupure internet, aucunes données sont envoyées. Et, quand internet fonctionne de nouveau, aucunes données sont envoyées ǃ

Merci de faire comme l'utilisateur de Commons « Rillke » du 24 janvier 2015 ( Il a fait une modification de son javascript qui reconnaît les événements bloqués, son script permet 250 erreurs de serveur. Donc, depuis le 25 janvier 2015, avec une connexion qui a des coupures permet d'envoyer un fichier sur Commons (avant le 24 janvier 2015 c'etait impossible d'envoyer un fichier sur Commons tout comme avec upload wizard à ce jour).

(When internet works, the data is sent. Then when the web cut-off, no data is sent. And when internet is working again, no data is sentǃ Thank you for making such User Commons "Rillke" of January 24, 2015 (!: Rillke / bigChunkedUpload.js & action = history). He made a change in its javascript recognizes blocked events, the script allows 250 server errors. So, since January 25, 2015, with a connection that has cuts to send a file to Commons (before January 24, 2015 it was not possible to send a file to Commons as with upload wizard to date).) MerveillePédia (talk) 10:51, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Avec une mauvaise connexion internet (coupure car connexion et déconnexion tout seul, pas internet tout le temps) c'est impossible à ce jour d'envoyer un fichier avec upload Wizard alors que ça fonctionne avec « chunk upload » . (With poor internet connection (connection and disconnection alone, so no internet all the time) it's impossible to date to send a file to upload Wizard so that it works with "chunk upload".). MerveillePédia (talk) 16:47, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

fr, en, Proposition d'amélioration (improvement proposal)[edit]

Ça favoriserait l'augmentation du nombre de vidéos envoyées sur Commons si l'on pouvait envoyer la vidéo en .mp4 sur Commons. Puis, Commons ferait automatiquement la compression, afin d'obtenir la meilleur qualité possible (un grand débit binaire pour privilégier la qualité, sachant qu'il n' y a pas de limite avec le stokage et la transmission des données) en .webm (VP9).

(That would encourage increased number of videos uploaded to Commons if we could send the video in .mp4 Commons. Then Commons would automatically compression, to obtain the best possible quality (a big bit rate for a great focus on quality, knowing that n 'there is no limit to the stokage and transmission of data) in .webm (VP9).) MerveillePédia (talk) 11:18, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

No me deja subir imagenes porque dice simbolo incorrecto, pero solo es un simple billete, y ya sube una imagen del mismo tipo de billetye solo que es otra serie[edit]

Rusia india mexico (talk) 19:14, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Assistent zum Hochladen von Dateien[edit]

Es fehlt eine Vorschaufunktion.

FraCbB (talk) 19:09, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

Logo Messe München 2015[edit]

Pressestelle Messe München (talk) 12:22, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Wie lautet die Frage? --Atamari (talk) 12:44, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments[edit]

Nel caricare la foto se trova un titolo identico già inserito non mi permette più alcuna azione di carico

caba2011 15:02, 5 September 2015 (UTC)