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Number of changes[edit]

The main page seems to be changing way more often than it should. Almost every 20 minutes there is a change which is then undone the next run. Looks like they might need a higher protection level or stricter review before stuff is pushed live ? –Krinkletalk 18:18, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Seriously, edits like these seems to be done, un-done and redone constantly. Please do something about it, it's been going on for days now. –Krinkletalk 01:38, 14 November 2011 (UTC)
Oh... seems that w:zh:template:Dyk randomly display the images placed in p1 - p5 parameters... --Bencmq (talk) 11:21, 14 November 2011 (UTC)
An "alternative" main page can be created where all images which have possibility to show up on the real main page are listed (used) and let KrinkleBot look at that page instead of the real main page. Liangent (talk) 05:03, 19 November 2011 (UTC)
Yes, please do so. I will consider turning off the bot temporarily (if this does not happen) as it's currently rendering the bot useless (images that are in the other 4 DYK's can be vandalized). Note that Wikipedia pages are cached for anonymous users, they will not see "random" DYK. They'll all see the same until the cache expires. Registered users/bots will see a fresh version though. Off-topic: Consider using JavaScript if you want "randomness" on a page, abusing MediaWiki cache for that is not recommended. –Krinkletalk 21:19, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
I made zh:Wikipedia:首页/全部. Liangent (talk) 16:20, 27 January 2012 (UTC)
So what is the actionable thing we can do here? Should we contact Chinese Wikipedia to provide this alternative page? Perhaps one of you could build it for them, with them or giving advice? –Krinkletalk 17:47, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
I have disabled this procedure for until this matter is taken care of. –Krinkletalk 11:51, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

File:Church of St George - Kyustendil.jpg[edit]

This image has unbalanced colors - too much magenta, but this image is protected. How can I replace this image with other one with correct colors? Bogomolov.PL (talk) 14:59, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

I have no idea, but it seems like this is the wrong place to ask. This is talk page is about the automated protection procedure (to prevent vandalism) for pictures used on the Chinese Wikipedia front page. –Krinkletalk 11:51, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Protection request for the main page of the Polish Wikipedia[edit]

Hello Krinkle!
Could you please add the Polish Wikipedia (pl.wikipedia) to the list of wikis? The local name of the main page is "Strona główna", and the file namespace name is "Plik". Thank you! odder (talk) 22:48, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Number of changes (2)[edit]


As noted above, I've disabled the bot for now because these number of edits caused by it are unacceptable to me. If Chinese Wikipedia would really update that much, then I have no problem with it. However that's not the case. Due to bad programming the image shown is constantly changing and as a result of it the automated protection is useless. For one, the primary purpose of the bot is not working if the image changes (the image that is changed is no longer protected from vandalism while it's not live, and visa versa). Please make sure that w:zh:template:Dyk does NOT change the database imagelink randomly, instead only change the visibility.

I have no interest in forcing a method, do it whichever way you like. Wether that is conditionally wrapping them in style="display: none;" or style="display: block;". Or perhaps something more advanced with JavaScript rotation. Whatever you like. Please let me know when I can enable the bot again. –Krinkletalk 11:59, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

As I said above I created zh:Wikipedia:首页/全部 to include all images that may be used on the main page. Liangent (talk) 12:32, 10 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, I didn't understood what you meant earlier. I've re-enabled the bot to use that page instead. –Krinkletalk 13:02, 10 March 2012 (UTC)
Is there also an equivalent for the "tomorrow" main page? Previously the bot searched these two pages:
Wikipedia:首页 and Wikipedia:首页/明天. Which two should that be now? –Krinkletalk 13:05, 10 March 2012 (UTC)
Should be /全部 and /明天. DYK entries are updated by a bot every several hours from zh:WP:DYKC so it's hard to tell which images will be used on DYK tomorrow. This risks kinds of vandalism if someone uploads a bad image just before the bot updates the main page. Maybe you can protect images on zh:WP:DYKC to prevent this but there can be too many innocent images... Liangent (talk) 09:08, 12 March 2012 (UTC)
Just for the record, this was done in March 2012 (r41 and r47 on svn.toolserver/krinkle). –Krinkletalk 17:02, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

The Map of Kamienets Podilsky - corrections to the caption[edit]

Sugestia poprawienia tłumacznia podpisau pod mapą tutaj. np. zwrot "Turks of Poland" znaczy "Turcy z Polski" /wzięli twierdzę/. A było odwrotnie Turcy przyszli żeby od Polaków ją wziąć itd. I suggest the following corrections to the English translation of the caption to the file here, e.g. Turks of Poland means "Polish Turks" and should read "the Poles" (les Polonais) etc.

Kamieniec Podolski [Kamianets-Podilskyi], a fortified city of the Polish States, and of the high Podolia [Podillia] region, with the title of Bishopric and Palatinate, settled on the top of a hill surrounded by the Smotrych River and cliffs, situated on 48 degrees 45 minutes Latitude and 50 deg. 10 min. Longitude. This place was taken from Poles by the Turks on the 29th of August, 1672.--QuodvultDeus (talk) 10:19, 18 August 2012 (UTC)


Ich hätte gerne bei File:Yak at third lake in Gokyo.jpg den Tippfehler in den Kategorien korrigiert: Statt Malangur muss es Mahalangur Himal heißen. Leider ist das Bild gerade wegen Einbindung beim AdT gesperrt. Aber gerade da wäre es ja sinnvoll, wenn die Kategorien korrekt sind. Gruß--Rupert Pupkin (talk) 12:56, 17 December 2012 (UTC)


Hallo, beim Bild stimmt der Weißabgleich nicht und die Bildaufteilung ist für ein Portrait nicht ganz optimal. Ich hab's mal korrigiert und würde es ganz gerne hochladen. Könnte man es kurz entsperren?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Arbeiterreserve (talk • contribs) 12:47, 19 December 2012‎ (UTC)

File:Ho Xuan Huong.png[edit]

I found this picture is slope, maybe we should to correct this error.--Great Brightstar (talk) 03:29, 22 January 2013 (UTC)


I dont understand why this image is locked:

I just wanted to fix the description:

English: A sight of dry, hot and salt-encrusted Etosha pan over the parched savannah in Namibia.


English: A **picture** of dry, hot and salt-encrusted Etosha pan over the parched savannah in Namibia.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 00:33, 14 February 2013‎ (talk • contribs) DouglasCalvert (UTC)

File:Pope Francis in March 2013 (cropped).jpg[edit]

Die Originalquelle ist File:Pope_Francis_with_Cristina_Fernandez_de_Kirchner_7.jpg. Dort lautet die Urheber- und Quellangabe:

  • Source:
  • Author: Casa Rosada (Der ganze derivative work-Quark hat bei einem simplen Ausschnitt nichts in der Urheberzeile zu suchen)
  • Permission: This file is taken from the Presidency of the Nation of Argentina web site, licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike.
  • Lizenz: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. Attribution:

Diese Angaben zur Attribution sind bindend. Bitte einfügen. Danke. --Martina talk 14:28, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

✓  Done --Martina talk 20:26, 20 March 2013 (UTC)


I am trying to upload a better version of my photo File:ESC2013_winners_press_conference_06_(crop).jpg, but it seems to be protected from editing. I have the RAW file on my computer and I have improved the colors in the photo. How do I upload the new version? --/abbedabbtalk 23:18, 19 May 2013 (UTC)

File:Gornergratbahn mit Matterhorn um 1900.jpg[edit]

This image is still locked, because of being on the German Main Mage from 20. Aug. 2013.
Please remove the file from this page:

... so that I can end my yesterday started Editing.
Jaybear...disc. • 09:52, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, editing already ended.
Jaybear...disc. • 16:44, 21 August 2013 (UTC)


The description of this image seems to have been vandalised again. What was added (in Swahili) doesn't correspond to the original description.

File:Shotgun Wedding.jpg[edit]

Could you please remove the protection for uploading a new version without watermark? Thanks --Hic et nunc (talk) 06:03, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Protection request for MediaWiki interface[edit]

Hello Krinkle! Could you add MediaWiki interface to the list of global pages? 20:18, 24 October 2013 (UTC)


Hello! In the alemannic wikipedia, we want to change temporarily our logo als:Datei:Wiki.png. This file has already been locally changed, but the new logo is still not displaid on the wiki. Is it perhaps because of the protection laying on the File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-als.png? Thank you for helping! Regards, --MlibFR (talk) 10:32, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Our problem is solved now, the right logo is displaid. Regards, --MlibFR (talk) 21:03, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Please unprotect File:2009 07 31 David Tennant smile 09 cropped.jpg or edit it on my behalf[edit]

I would like to upload a revision with much better white balance as I did here: File:2009 07 31 David Tennant smile 09.jpg. It's not entirely clear in the Commons:P tag if unprotect requests should occur here or at Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/Blocks and protections. I guess that since this file is on the main page, an admin would have to upload on my behalf, though I have no idea how that might work. Many thanks. - MrX 20:11, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

Recategorize request[edit]

The files HSWikimedia.svg and Wikimedia Community Logo.svg belong rather to SVG Wikimedia community logos than to Wikimedia Community Logos. In cannot perform this diffusion because the files are protected from being edited by non-privileged users. sarang사랑 11:27, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

✓  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:36, 26 November 2013 (UTC) (due to request in Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/Blocks and protections)


Bitte Beschreibung der Datei File:Maerzforderungen.png berichtigen:
Zeile 6→ *Preſsfreiheit
Zeile 8→ *Auflöſung der ſtehenden Heere
--Rôtkæppchen68 22:48, 1 January 2014 (UTC) Hat sich erledigt: Datei ist von der de-WP-Hauptseite verschwunden und somit nicht mehr gesperrt. Habs selber berichtigt. --Rôtkæppchen68 23:53, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

File:P. Oxy. LII 3679.jpg[edit]

Hi! In the description of file P. Oxy. LII 3679.jpg the indicated languages are "English", "Español" and "English". The last "English" is French (fr) in fact. This has to be corrected. --Stefan Knauf (talk) 16:02, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

As the file is not protected any more, I did it on my own. --Stefan Knauf (talk) 17:13, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

AH1 Route Map.svg[edit]

This file is yet categorized in "Asian Highway Network", a category surely more specific than "maps". Please remove it from there. --Ciaurlec (talk) 17:45, 1 June 2014 (UTC)


Ich wählte beim Hochladen die falsche Dateiversion auf meinem Rechner aus. Da diese falsche Version zwischenzeitlich geringfügig (Auflösung/Beschnitt) verändert wurde, wollte ich meinen Fehler korrigieren. Die berichtigte Version hat ebenfalls eine Auflösung von 180 dpi wie das Original, außerdem wurde der Farbsaum entfernt. Gruß, MagentaGreen (talk) 18:01, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Nachdem die Datei nicht mehr auf "Commons:Auto-protected files/wikipedia/de" gelistet ist, war der Upload zwischenzeitlich möglich. Ähnlich wie im Fall File:Maerzforderungen.png, etwas weiter oben. Es gehört meiner Meinung nach jedoch zum guten Umgang, darüber auch zu informieren - das ist leider nicht passiert! Gruß, MagentaGreen (talk) 08:34, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Protection for File:Der Blindensturz (Ausschnitt 2).jpg[edit]

Image is part of today's featured article on the English Wikipedia-- I went to try to give the image an English description (currently it only has a German one) and was blocked from being able to do so by this auto-protection transclusion template. Could someone either put in an English translation of the description (as the following text: {{en|Detail of Bruegel's painting ''The Blind Leading the Blind''}}) or else release protection long enough for me (or someone) to do so? Thanks!! KDS4444 (talk) 04:30, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Flag of the Islamic State.svg[edit]

link should be corrected (2 times), but the page is protected--Aktenstapel (talk) 13:16, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Togashi yuki.jpg[edit]

Replace all the categories with Category:Yuki Togashi. ThanksDudek1337 (talk) 18:35, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Page is not protected. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:35, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

cascading protection[edit]

Hellow to any admin monitoring this page. I am trying to fulfill a request at en.WP's Graphics Lab (en:Wikipedia:Graphics Lab/Photography workshop#Three Gorges Dam), but I am getting an error which states that I cannot upload a new version of the file File:ThreeGorgesDam-China2009.jpg because it has been transcluded onto this page, which is protected with cascading enabled. However, I don't see the file anywhere on this page, and I can't view the source at all, so I have no idea why this is happening. Is there anyone who could lend a hand? Thanks,

P.S. If you could contact me at my English WP talk page to let me know you're willing to help, that would speed things up.

MjolnirPants (talk) 17:09, 31 October 2014 (UTC)


I am trying to upload a new, colorcorrected and denoised version of the obviously protected file Klausjohannis2005.jpg. Can anybody help me to do this? // Martin K. (talk) 20:29, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

@Martin Kraft: Please upload the denoised version to File:Klausjohannis2005 (temp).jpg. I can copy the version then. --Steinsplitter (talk) 20:31, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: Actually I already accidentaly uploaded a duplicate version. Feel free to use this version and delete it afterwards. Thanks! // Martin K. (talk) 20:37, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
Ich sehe keinen unterschied, aber trotzdem erl. --Steinsplitter (talk) 20:49, 17 November 2014 (UTC)
Dank Dir! Finde schon, dass es zwischen der alten und der neuen Version einen erheblichen Qualitätsunterschied gibt - insbesondere, was das Farbrauschen angeht. // Martin K. (talk) 21:20, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Lindt Café siege[edit]

Why was File:(1)Lindt_Cafe_siege_008.jpg protected from vandalism? Who was vandalizing it? I can only think of one particular group of people, but political correctness prevents me from saying whom.

Sardaka (talk) 08:07, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Recat request[edit]

Pls recat File:Stanislas Wawrinka at Olympics 2012.jpg from Category:Stanislas Wawrinka to Category:Stanislas Wawrinka in 2012. Thanks. Vinkje83 (talk) 21:45, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

File:Homo naledi hands.jpg[edit]

Can an admin please remove the editing block from the file: Homo naledi hands? It needs to be renamed into Homo naledi hand (without the final "s")--Samuele Madini (talk) 19:41, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Crash site of flydubai Flight 981 at Rostov-on-Don Airport.jpg[edit]

File is protected can somebody add a watermark tag as it has visibile credit/copyright, thanks. MilborneOne (talk) 12:04, 19 March 2016 (UTC)


Please unlock the file, because it is heraldic not correct. The correct file is DEU Jemgum COA.svg. The bord and lettering is not documented. --Jürgen Krause (talk) 16:55, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Watts – Mammon.jpg[edit]

Please add the following into this protected file's licensing section, as the file lacks licensing information regarding the United States, as requested by the PD-Art template already present in that section. The reason= parameter may be omitted or replaced if necessary.

{{PD-1996|country=GB|reason=This work was published in England in 1884-5. Copyright relations were established with the United Kingdom in 1891 by presidential proclamation. It entered public domain in the United Kingdom prior to 1996, and no later than 1954.}}

JoshuaWashburn (talk) 07:27, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

File:Ben Zobrist 2016 World Series Media Day Studio Photo 2 (cropped).jpg[edit]

Add [[Category:Photographs by Arturo Pardavila III]] [[Category:Taken with iPhone 7 Plus]] [[Category:Photographs taken on 2016-10-24]] to the file please. Elisfkc (talk) 19:26, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

File:F-450 coal rolling Monster.jpg[edit]

Add category Category:Rolling coal to File:F-450 coal rolling Monster.jpg.

(Protected via cascade from Commons:Auto-protected files/wikipedia/de. Andy Dingley (talk) 22:03, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

✓  Done --jdx Re: 02:01, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

File:Francisco 'Lu Olo' Guterres 2012 infobox crop.jpg[edit]

Remove<br> and {{User:FlickreviewR/reviewed-error|Janina M Pawelz||2017-03-22 10:40:55||}} from File:Francisco 'Lu Olo' Guterres 2012 infobox crop.jpg. Elisfkc (talk) 16:57, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

File:Centauros a-spc.png[edit]

Could someone with sufficient privilege please remove the most-probably unfounded rotation request on this file? I think it does not make sense to protect the file and let this request run.--Blauer elephant (talk) 12:30, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Mexico City earthquake photos[edit]

Why are we protecting these?
I was about to translate the Spanish captions into English.
Varlaam (talk) 05:27, 21 September 2017 (UTC)

@Varlaam: Not all files in Category:2017 Puebla earthquake in Mexico City are protected. Some, e.g. File:Ciudad-de-México---Terremoto-Puebla-2017-3-cropped.jpg, are auto-protected because they are used on important pages like main page of English Wikipedia for example. Anyway, you might use {{edit request}} or wait until the blockades are lifted. --jdx Re: 07:02, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
Ok. Thank you, Varlaam (talk) 01:43, 24 September 2017 (UTC)


I know this has no perfect solution, specially because the official specification of Bangladeshi Flag is so non-reproducible. The color specification in official law is based on a archaic dye -- which unfortunately even result in different color based on mixing medium. So, we have to rely on only source that can be traced to Bangladeshi government authority, whatever Pantone spec was submitted by Bangladeshi National Olympic committee to London 2012 Olympics. See flagspost and London Olympics Flags handbook. If we look at my updated version, which uses color specified in these sources, it looks more closer to what we actually see in Bangladesh. So, can we update the version on Flag_of_Bangladesh.svg witch Flag_of_Bangladesh_alt.svg? --Nafsadh (talk) 19:18, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

File:Ram Narayan in Delhi 2010.jpg[edit]

Ich möchte eine Version mit verbessertem Ausschnitt (ohne die halbe Dame links) einstelllen. Wie vorgehen?
--Analemma (talk) 11:50, 25 December 2017 (UTC)