Template talk:Published

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License enforcement request[edit]

The {{License enforcement request}} is template to assist you in drafting an email or letter to enforce your copyright. -- Geagea (talk) 22:09, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Template name[edit]

The name of this template is unclear and ambiguous. It can be understood rather as a template for the source of the file (which was published before its uploading at Commons) or as a template for the date where was the file firstly published (somethink like {{taken on}}). Maybe, somethink like "{{Assumed from Commons}}" would be more explicit? Btw, cannot this template be adjusted for all three possibilities, i. e. for publication before Commons uploading as well as for publication past Commons uploading? --ŠJů (talk) 23:57, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Sure, I think we can adjust the introductory wording "This file has been used [by a media organization] in" to cater to the different situations. If you have any suggested wording, propose it here. But why do you think the template should be renamed to {{Assumed from Commons}}? I don't quite understand what "Assumed" is supposed to mean in this context. — Cheers, JackLee talk 07:32, 2 December 2010 (UTC)
Further to Commons:Village pump#Template:Press (used by a media organisation), would it be worth creating a redirect from {{Press}}? -- Trevj (talk) 12:23, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
Personnally, I would slightly prefer to have {{Press}}, or something like that as the main name. As published would seem to be a relevant name to mean "originally published" (for example a drawing that was originally published in a newspaper. Currently we have {{published in}} for that but it amy be a bit confusing. --Zolo (talk) 14:37, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
Hmmm, this needs some careful thought. Our template is the Commons equivalent of en:Template:Published, which is for files. On the other hand, en:Template:Press is for articles. It would be confusing to rename our template "{{press}}" because we would then have two templates with the same name (one at the English Wikipedia and the other here at the Commons) but different functions. At the end of the day, unless en:Template:Published and en:Template:Press are merged, I think it's best to keep the existing name of the template here. — Cheers, JackLee talk 17:55, 26 March 2012 (UTC)


whats about using the ISO-format for the date-variable? Then it should converted if it is displayed, like the {{Information}}-template does. (Sorry for my bad english..)
Best regards, --#Reaper (talk) 18:29, 29 January 2013 (UTC)


I would like that it is possible to use the "Poster" in cite. --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 14:30, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

I'm not sure what you mean by "Poster". Can you explain? — Cheers, JackLee talk 16:08, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
You can use book/journal/web in cite but not "poster" --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 16:16, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
Ah, I see. While there are templates like {{cite book}}, {{cite journal}} and {{cite web}}, there is no specific {{cite poster}} template. I suggest just treating the poster like a book. — Cheers, JackLee talk 18:31, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
Okay, I have done that. But is will better, if posters could be included. --Villy Fink Isaksen (talk) 18:46, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
What special parameters are required for posters that are not already in {{cite book}}? I would have thought that you can already use {{cite book}} parameters such as author, title, publisher and year for posters. That is generally how posters are handled in library catalogues. — Cheers, JackLee talk 20:53, 2 January 2015 (UTC)
Villy, you can clarify by setting format=poster. - Jmabel ! talk 04:30, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

Category:Commons as a media source[edit]

Since this template is advised to use in file talk, the inclusion of Category:Commons as a media source is not very helpful. Does there a way to add that category to the file page if the template is used in file talk? Jee 07:23, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

just add it to the filepage :) ...Sicherlich talk 04:24, 31 May 2016 (UTC)

A couple of little things[edit]

  1. Why does the language end up entirely lower-cased when I type the first letter as upper case?
  2. Why are there spaces at the start and end of a quote? Normally there should be no space after or before (except when you want them as literals, like I do in this question!).

You can see File talk:Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow 2010 - 113.jpg for example on these. - Jmabel ! talk 04:29, 29 December 2015 (UTC)

  1. You should enter language code so that it can be internationalized. As all language codes are lower case, {{#language:}} converts all input to lower case. I’ve corrected it in your example.
  2. There was a bit mess with named/unnamed parameters. I corrected it in {{quoted text}} so it should be good for now.
--Tacsipacsi (talk) 15:52, 29 December 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! "language code" would have been a lot clearer parameter name than "language" if that's what's needed. - Jmabel ! talk 16:04, 29 December 2015 (UTC)


I am missing the option to indicate that a photo is used in an exhibition. Is there another template maybe? Or a workaround to avoid using the parameters journal/book/web? --Tsui (talk) 23:34, 12 July 2018 (UTC)