Commons talk:CommonsHelper 2

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TUSC token number location[edit]

Concerning the TUSC token (Toolserver User Screening Control). Is it only necessary to have the token number in an edit summary for an edit to one's talk page? I have that for my talk pages on both Wikipedia and the Commons. See this diff (Commons) and this diff (Wikipedia).

I have since removed the token numbers from my talk pages. Am I still OK since the token number is in a talk page edit summary? --Timeshifter (talk) 21:24, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

The TUSC-tool is created by Magnus Manske and is not a part of CH2. I have created for you a JIRA-request: --Jan Luca (talk) 05:16, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. --Timeshifter (talk) 06:56, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

The token is only used once to verify that you are really you :-) Once your TUSC login works, you can remove the token. --Magnus Manske (talk) 09:17, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. --Timeshifter (talk) 03:56, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

Current status[edit]

I tried to use CommonsHelper 2 to copy this image to the Commons:

The new filename was to be File:U.S. federal prisoner distribution since 1950.png

After clicking "Do it" it eventually went to an incomplete Toolserver page with just the header banner that says: "A tool to transfer files from Wikimedia projects to Wikimedia Commons. Change the category and template settings for en.wikipedia. Change language! Report a bug or suggest a feature." The rest of the page was blank.

The page gave no indication of whether the image was copied to the Commons, or whether it would be copied to the Commons later. Is there a page somewhere that indicates the current status of Toolserver? --Timeshifter (talk) 03:58, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

Please try it again. I have no problems at moment. --Jan Luca (talk) 05:14, 24 August 2011 (UTC)
It is working now, but this is confusing: "Attention : The upload function is only available to some users during the test period!" I clicked the upload button. I was not sure I was supposed to do that since it does not say whether one should click it or not. The sentence before that button is confusing. --Timeshifter (talk) 15:29, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

What is supposed to be removed?[edit]

Is all this supposed to be removed?:

The upload bot is [[User:CommonsHelper2 Bot]] which is called by 
[ CommonsHelper2].
The tool and the bot are operated by [[User:Jan Luca]] and [[User:Magnus Manske]].

I removed it all after adding a category.

Maybe a template can be made for the second part. I suggest adding a hidden note saying what to remove. --Timeshifter (talk) 15:41, 25 August 2011 (UTC)


The tool has the same, IMO wrong output as the old Commonshelper tool. The "author" field should be exactly as it is in the source project, and all the stuff about moving it and uploading it first belongs in the "source" field. The date field should also be exactly as it is in the source project, only if it is empty the tools should try and insert the original upload date. --AndreasPraefcke (talk) 17:26, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

IMO the outputted text in the Commons information template is OK because the tool cannot decide if there is already a "good" text inside the fields. This work should do the uploader. The tool allows you to change the description before uploading so you can do this kind of work. --Jan Luca (talk) 11:00, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
This work is tiresome, since it is always the same, and it should be done by a computer, not a human user. Again: the tool pretends that the uploader info is part of the authorship, with no reason whatsoever. Since most of our licenses require attribution, the tool effectifely puts wrong information in the crucial field for that: the "author" field. If there is no information in the author field in the source project, then the tool shouldn't move anything at all, and if there is information in the author field, it is not the tool's job to decided if it's useful or not, but it must be kept exactly as is. --AndreasPraefcke (talk) 16:55, 25 October 2011 (UTC)
The tool keep the fields contents, it adds only information. If you have a specified problem where the tool changes the original content please give me an example. Jan Luca (talk) 17:52, 25 October 2011 (UTC)


I've helped to localise {{GFDL-user}} and derivative templates, and I think whether it would make sense to change template {{Self}} so that it would allow displaying informations in a similar way:

Rahulghose at the English language Wikipedia, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publishes it under the following license:
w:en:Creative Commons
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Attribution: Rahulghose at the English language Wikipedia
You are free:
  • to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to remix – to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
  • attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).

"aus der englischsprachigen Wikipedia"/"at the English language Wikipedia"/... [1] like in description of File:EuskoTran.jpg. I see two ways of making this: User:BartekChom/self and User:BartekChom/autoauthor.

I didn't get any response in Village pump, and now I think that using User:BartekChom/autoauthor wouldn't need much changes. This tool produces probably most descriptions with {{self|author=}} (like File:Bangla.ogg) so if it would write {{autoauthor|Rahulghose|en}} instead of [[:en:User:Rahulghose|Rahulghose]], this template would appear in most places it is needed in. Is it a good idea? BartekChom (talk) 13:36, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Since today the tool adds parameters when the datas at meta:CommonsHelper2 (for example see meta:CommonsHelper2/Data_en.wikipedia#Transfer) are set. Jan Luca (talk) 12:56, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

XSS vulnerability[edit]

I found an XSS vulnerability in CommonsHelper2: [2] [3] PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:39, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Fixed. Jan Luca (talk) 18:29, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

Script for CommonsHelper 2[edit]

For the Common Helper 1, there are indeed a lot of scripts. Is there already such for the V2? If not, How can I change the behavior of the V2 with JS?--Heubergen (talk) 19:05, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Help on non-existing file[edit]

Hello, I have trouble with the source name of the file. It is YCBA interior1.jpg. Shall I write

  • YCBA interior1.jpg
  • File:YCBA interior1.jpg
  • en:File:YCBA interior1.jpg

for the name of the file ? Certainly something else since, in all cases, the file is claimed not to exist ! Thanks in advance --ManiacParisien 11:18, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

No data received[edit]

I'm having trouble with CommonsHelper 2. I can access the form to fill out the required information; however, when I click "Do it" the page takes a while to load and eventually errors with "Unable to load the webpage because the server sent no data." Is anyone else familiar with this issue in any way? MJ94 (talk) 02:08, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

ogre bots[edit]

Ogre bots fixed what commonsuploader2 gave me to paste into file description. I bet CU2's output text should be corrected then? :) Kaligula (talk) 11:07, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Translation to hu[edit]

It's a mistake in the Hungarian translation: "Wikimedia Commons username" is "Wikimedia Commons felhasználónév" in Hungarian. Please correct it! Thanks! --tacsipacsi (talk) 13:39, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

OAuth permission required for every computer?[edit]

A few days ago, I was asked to give permission to CommonsHelper to upload files under my name when I started using it for the first time. But when I went to transfer files using a different computer, I was again asked to give permission. So do I need to grant OAuth permission to CommonsHelper for every different computer I use, or is the permission only temporary? --Ixfd64 (talk) 22:48, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

User Account Expired[edit]

I tried to download CommonsHelper 2 and found that I'm receiving an error message on the ToolServer page. The Haz talk 01:14, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

preset wiki[edit]

Please add some URL-scheme for prefilling language & project. --Itu (talk) 14:37, 12 May 2016 (UTC)