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Non parlo inglese, usate un traduttore.

Un utente, Michele Bassi, copia le foto da internet e le spaccia per sue, osando pure mettere il pubblico dominio sulle foto NON SUE che carica. Ricicla anche da Google Maps (streetview) senza avere il buon senso di citarne l'origine, ma sempre inventando che sono foto sue (e mettendo il pubblico dominio). Bloccate la sua utenza, bloccate il suo IP, cancellate TUTTI i suoi contributi. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs)

Want to edit description of today's Media of the Day[edit]

I just created English closed captions for today's Media of the Day, the Esperanto music video La fina venk' by translating the Esperanto subtitle file. The file's Summary Description is

English: Video clip for the Esperanto song La fina venk’ by i.d.c. (Éric Languillat).

I'd like to add an Esperanto translation of that, but when I try, I get

You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason:
This page is currently protected from editing because it is transcluded in the following page, which is protected with the "cascading" option enabled:
  • Main Page

The translation, in the format of the other-language descriptions I see in the source of the page, would be

{{eo|Video de la esperanta kanto ''La fina venk’'' de i.d.c. (Éric Languillat).}}

which comes out as

Esperanto: Video de la esperanta kanto La fina venk’ de i.d.c. (Éric Languillat).

--Thnidu (talk) 04:12, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

cache to upload[edit]

uploading media files on is a heavy task when working on slow/poor internet connections. it takes a hell of time and also the data uploaded is lost if the connection is lost before publishing. it would be better if a temp memory is enabled within the user's profile, so that the user i.e the contributor can have the uploads saved in his/her own profile, before they make it open for the world on commons, at any instant of time like as in google docs.this helps in real-time screening of the uploads and also retrieve the data if the connection is lost as the data uploaded is saved automatically at every instant. it also helps in saving time and data usage of the user, as the user want to re-upload files as there could be interruptions over internet connection or even any other works̴Raj.palgun13 (talk) 17:28, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Migration to new translation system[edit]

Maybe migrate this page into translation extension? This will simplify the centralized maintenance of all language versions, it will be easier to add new translations and all versions will be generally synchronous. Current scheme with localized page names will be saved.

Proposed next migration scheme[edit]

  1. Template:Main Page Template remains as "design skeleton"
  2. Template:Main Page is created as page marked for translations (with wiki-code from current Main Page; added link "translate this page")
  3. All exist translations is migrated into "Template:Main Page/<langcode>"
  4. Main Page and his translations with localised pagenames is changed to simple transcluding of "Template:Main Page/<langcode>"


  1. Current language versions moved into "Template:Main Page/<langcode>" names; new templates immediately transcluded in old pagenames (no changes at the user's look )
  2. Created "Template:Main Page" as base for translations (based on Template:Main Page Template; added translation markup)
  3. "Main Page" moved to "Template:Main Page/en" and it transcluded in the "Main Page" (no changes at the user's look )
    needed admin rights
  4. "Template:Main Page" is marked as available for translations; after this all language versions temporarily become in English language (until to migration of translations)
  5. For each translated page executes a migration (import) the old translation (through Special:PageMigration)

Questions & Known problems[edit]

  1. What page should be assigned with current Main Page edit history? New base Main Page or "Template:Main Page" or "Template:Main Page/en" ?
  2. Some mainpages like to add individual notices/style.

Proposed by: Kaganer (talk) 23:07, 26 February 2015 (UTC)


Oppose. Some mainpages like to add individual notices/style. And it is also a problem with all the individual protections. And it is creating /subpages like /de /fr but mainpages have a own naming here on commons, like /de = Hauptseite. Not a good idea imho. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:23, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
Steinsplitter, thanks for feedback!
  1. "individual notices/style" - not a problem, but a task ;) Added in list above for next researches. --Kaganer (talk) 00:16, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  2. "problem with all the individual protections" - please explanation for me. Any example? --Kaganer (talk) 00:16, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  3. By my proposal, in new scheme Hauptseite is saved as German-language main page, but his content is replaced into transcluding "Template:Main Page/de". See these same way in Meta-wiki (still without extension). If some individual page is very different, and language community is very much against migration, this page is saved "as is", with "old style". It's very simple.--Kaganer (talk) 00:08, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
And the Translate extension has a lot of bugs (including a lag)... Should not be used on the MainPage. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:32, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
Known bug with lag has a workaround with additional "dummy" edit. This not a problem. --Kaganer (talk) 00:08, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Edit request on featured photo caption[edit]

Kings are crowned not coronated. Could this be changed?Charlesdrakew (talk) 08:38, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Hear, hear!--Andreas Philopater (talk) 11:07, 23 March 2015 (UTC)