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)