Template talk:PD-author

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No author → no source?[edit]

Would there be any objections if I modified the template so that it would check whether the parameter (specifying the author) is filled in, and if it is not, the template would automatically include {{no source}}? --Mormegil 08:08, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

OK, I changed it.
The number of those images is probably greater than I thought; but I still thinks it's worth it – there are many really suspicious images among those. But I fear there are many that are wrong simply because they were transferred (with help of CommonsHelper or somesuch) from en: Wikipedia, and have been tagged problematically from the beginning. So, please, admins should be at least really cautious deleting those images – sometimes, the author/source information is specified somewhere else on the same page (and sometimes, the “source” specified is just a piece of crap…).
--Mormegil 20:46, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
Unfortunately, this seems to break when PD-author is used in conjunction with {{Free screenshot}}. Any ideas? StuartBrady 21:13, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
Do you have any specific example, please, so that I can look at it? --Mormegil 12:23, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
I was using {{Free screenshot|template=PD-author|Stuart Brady}}. When I look at the source, I can't figure out how that ever worked, but it did. I've found that {{Free screenshot|license={{PD-author|Stuart Brady}}}} does seem to work. TBH, if using that is acceptable, then I really don't see the point in {{Free screenshot}}'s "template" parameter... —StuartBrady 15:25, 30 September 2007 (UTC)
I guess as long as your solution works, it is acceptable, IMHO. Free screenshot seems to be a bit of a complicated license tag. ;-) --Mormegil 16:57, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Template ignores uselang=de[edit]

Checking the German version of File:vanishing Venice - Patrick hughes.jpg, I noticed that the template still displays the English text instead of the German one. Paradoctor (talk) 21:53, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

This template has not yet been converted to autotranslation. --Mormegil (talk) 11:06, 30 December 2009 (UTC)


Please, add Armenian version.--Pandukht (talk) 18:43, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

✓ Done (Next time, mark your request with {{editprotected}}; it should have also gone to Template talk:PD-author/lang, but that is not important.) --Mormegil (talk) 18:58, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Texts for translatewiki[edit]

Please see Commons talk:Licensing#Review PD user/self texts. Multichill (talk) 10:51, 1 August 2010 (UTC)


{{editprotected}} I've done the documentation. Please add it to the page (the other texts can be removed, they are on the description page). tacsipacsi (talk) 08:23, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

  • ✓ Done, thanks for helping! odder (talk) 15:58, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

Support declensions[edit]

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Please make this template support declensions (needed e.g. for Russian); this can be done by using the 2nd unnamed parameter to provide the instrumental case.

Currently, the text displayed in Russian is more or less equivalent to skipping the preposition "by" in the English text. For example, see Назаров.jpeg: in Russian, it should be saying

Это произведение было передано в общественное достояние его автором, Назаровым Михаилом Викторовичем. <…> Назаров  Михаил  Викторович  предоставил любому право использовать данное произведение в любых целях …

but shows instead

Это произведение было передано в общественное достояние его автором, Назаров  Михаил  Викторович . <…> Назаров  Михаил  Викторович  предоставил любому право использовать данное произведение в любых целях

Another solution could be to change the template's text to use the nominative case, like this:

Автор этого произведения, Назаров Михаил Викторович, передал его в общественное достояние. <…> Назаров Михаил Викторович предоставил любому право использовать данное произведение в любых целях

or, in English,

The author of this work, Назаров Михаил Викторович, has released it into the public domain. <…> Назаров Михаил Викторович grants anyone the right …

Regards, DmitTrix (talk) 12:41, 5 February 2017 (UTC)