User talk:DannyS712

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, DannyS712!

-- Wikimedia Commons Welcome (talk) 03:15, 14 September 2018 (UTC)

Editor0440’s pics[edit]

Certainly their filenames are bad, but Commons prefers to delete copyvio in one step, without prior renaming. Look at user_talk:Editor0440. I won’t rename anything of this crap. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 09:51, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

@Incnis Mrsi: I didn't realize they were copyvio, I've been skipping the pages that already had deletion tags. Sorry, --DannyS712 (talk) 09:52, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

Autopatrol given[edit]

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Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted autopatrol rights to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to have your contributions automatically marked as "reviewed". This has no effect on your editing, it is simply intended to make it easier for users that are monitoring Recent changes or Recent uploads to find unproductive edits amidst the productive ones like yours. In addition, the Flickr upload feature and an increased number of batch-uploads in UploadWizard, uploading of freely licensed MP3 files and an increased limit for page renames per minute are now available to you. Thank you. 1989 (talk) 18:52, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

@1989: thanks so much. I'm glad I can finally use VisualFileChange for my group nominations. Thanks for trusting me --DannyS712 (talk) 18:53, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Misused template[edit]

Hi, what is the reason why you marked File:Sharlota 2.jpg with {{No permission since}}? The uploader declared himself as the author, he gave a valid licence as his permission, and the file contains full metadata and the metadata don't collide with the licence. --ŠJů (talk) 02:04, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Sorry, I thought that was the template that is used when it is unlikely to be the uploader's own work and confirmation is needed. My apologies - can you help me? What is the right template to use in that case? Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 02:10, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Welcome, Dear Patroller![edit]

Hi DannyS712,

You now have the Patroller right and may call yourself a patroller! Please take a moment to read the updated Commons:Patrol to learn how Patrolling works and how we use it to fight vandalism.

As you know already, the patrolling functionality is enabled for all edits, not just for new-page creations. This enables us to keep track of, for example, edits made by anonymous users here on Commons.

We could use your help at the Counter Vandalism Unit. For example by patrolling an Anonymous-edits checklist and checking a day-part.

If you have any questions please leave a message on the CVU talkpage or ask for help on IRC in #wikimedia-commons.

English  español  മലയാളം  +/−

--4nn1l2 (talk) 07:32, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

@4nn1l2: thanks so much --DannyS712 (talk) 07:32, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Welcome, Dear Filemover![edit]

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Hi DannyS712, you're now a filemover. When moving files please respect the following advice:

  • Use the CommonsDelinker link in the {{Rename}} template to order a bot to replace all ocurrences of the old title with the new one. Or, if there was no rename-request, please use the Move & Replace-tab.
  • Please leave a redirect behind unless you have a valid reason not to do so. Other projects, including those using InstantCommons, might be using the file even though they don't show up in the global usage. Deleting the redirects would break their file references. Please see this section of the file rename guideline for more information.
  • Please know and follow the file rename guidelines.

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@4nn1l2: thanks --DannyS712 (talk) 15:53, 8 August 2019 (UTC)

Template editor given[edit]

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Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I have granted template editor right to your account; the reason for this is that I believe you are sufficiently trustworthy and experienced to work with templates. Please consider enabling two-factor authentication for your account. Furthermore, please look at Category:Commons protected edit requests (template protected) occasionally and try to help your fellow Commoners with responding to their edit requests. Thank you.

4nn1l2 (talk) 02:43, 18 August 2019 (UTC)

@4nn1l2: thanks so much. Is it okay if I respond to the edit requests I have open that are still pending? --DannyS712 (talk) 02:46, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
You're welcome. Yes, of course. 4nn1l2 (talk) 02:47, 18 August 2019 (UTC)

Crocus alatavicus[edit]

In what sense was IMG 0488-Crocus alatavicus.jpg a "meaningless or ambiguous name"? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:39, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

I found it to be ambiguous/meaningless since the `IMG 0488-` at the start is unrelated to the content as far as I could see. But, I can see why its not the most meaningless file name; in the future, I'll leave such cases alone. Sorry, --DannyS712 (talk) 10:43, 27 August 2019 (UTC)

Code issues in User:DannyS712/common.js[edit]

Hi DannyS712, I am a bored bot (this is kind of a computer program) that is watching the recent changes and tapping buttons like I did now.

Curious about the reason? Possibly not but I will tell you anyway:

  1. You edited User:DannyS712/common.js. Glad to see you coding in javascript! Have you ever considered becoming a MediaWiki hacker?
  2. Though, that change appears to introduce 1 new esprima issue — the page's status is now having ERRORS. Note that invalid or ambiguous code often has unwanted side effects like breaking other tools for you. If you cannot find out how to fix it, I suggest blanking the page for now.
  3. To help you understanding where the issues are, I have aggregated a report here and now. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask users experienced in javascript writing for help. But do not ask the bot's operators (chronically overwrought) unless you suspect an error of mine. If you prefer not getting spammed by me, you can opt-out reports by adding {{ValidationOptOut|type=all}} to your user page or cmb-opt-out anywhere on your your global user page on Meta. Good luck at Wikimedia Commons and happy hacking!
  1. ERROR: Cannot parse line 13 column 32: Unexpected token >

Your CommonsMaintenanceBot (talk) at 17:27, 1 September 2019 (UTC).

File move[edit]

Hi DannyS712. Recently, you renamed File:13-08-08-hongkong-by-RalfR-095.jpg to File:"The Masterpiece" in Hong Kong 2013-08-08.jpg. However, there it is request on the file attribution that a rename should not be made. Maybe move it back to its original name? (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 03:04, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

@大诺史: I didn't see that at the time, but looking at it now it says "The name is part of the attribution." - the file name being the same is not a required part of attribution, and the name was completely meaningless - if you want to move it back I'm not going to re-move it, but I don't think it should be reverted. On what grounds can an uploader decide that their files shouldn't be renamed? --DannyS712 (talk) 03:07, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
FR1 states that uploader's request should be honoured unless there is a compelling reason not to. And since I agree with your point, I'm just gonna leave the request there. Thanks for the prompt response. Regards (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 03:14, 9 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know --DannyS712 (talk) 03:27, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Re. RfA request[edit]

I have nominated you for the administrator rank, because I think that you are a good editor on this wiki. Calvinkulit (talk) 11:25, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Dear DannyS712, please advise if you agree in this nomination. Commons:Administrators/Requests/DannyS712 --Krd 12:09, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
@Calvinkulit, Krd: thanks, this is a (pleasant) surprise - I'm not sure I'm qualified, but I agree to the nomination --DannyS712 (talk) 15:09, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
@DannyS712: If I can, I will give you bureaucrat rights in the future. Calvinkulit (talk) 09:05, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
@DannyS712: And unfortunately, the RfA was unsuccessful. Calvinkulit (talk) 14:48, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
Unlike A.Savin, Elcobbola and others, I have heard of you, Calvinkulit and Masumrezarock100. I think if you make a new RfA somewhere in 2020 by yourself, you have a good chance. Keep up the good work. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 18:26, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

Can you do me a favour?[edit]

Please remove the {{Keep local}} tag from all of Locke Cole's uploads on enwiki, since Masumrezarock100 is not doing well with that task. Calvinkulit (talk) 06:42, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

 Not done --DannyS712 (talk) 16:48, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
Grading a wikivandal
I take some responsiblity for Calvin removing his message, I told him it was acceptable if he only reverted his own edits. I sometimes do it as well, mostly when I ask someone a question but find the answer myself later on before they respond, rendering the question irrelevant. Unrelated, I hope you don't mind the image I made? I just cringed looking at that text. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 11:16, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
It’s certainly amusing --DannyS712 (talk) 14:17, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

{{Watermark}} tagging script[edit]

Hello DannyS712, Will you please write a script to tag {{Watermark}} on one click? Like User:Steinsplitter/tagPersonalityRight.js for {{Personality rights}}. Thanks! -- CptViraj (📧) 16:41, 28 September 2019 (UTC)

I can take a look --DannyS712 (talk) 16:47, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
No Problem, Thanks! -- CptViraj (📧) 14:37, 29 September 2019 (UTC)

RFA Support[edit]

Hi. Since I cannot edit on Commons:Administrators/Requests/Fitindia anymore, I wanted to thank you for your support on my recent successful RFA, Your trust and faith in my candidature is much appreciated and I could not have done it without your support. Warm regards FitIndia Talk Mail 15:09, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

No problem --DannyS712 (talk) 15:09, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

File:DNA animation.gif[edit]

What do you mean, "obvious error"? 'ADN' is the French equivalent for 'DNA', an abbreviation of "acide désiribonucléine". Since when is multilingualism banned on Commons? Steinbach (talk) 09:23, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

@Steinbach: oh I'm so sorry; I didn't realize that it was the french abbreviation, and thought it was just that the A was at the wrong end. My apologies --DannyS712 (talk) 09:24, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

Important message for file movers[edit]

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A community discussion has been closed where the consensus was to grant all file movers the suppressredirect user right. This will allow file movers to not leave behind a redirect when moving files and instead automatically have the original file name deleted. Policy never requires you to suppress the redirect, suppression of redirects is entirely optional.

Possible acceptable uses of this ability:

  • To move recently uploaded files with an obvious error in the file name where that error would not be a reasonable redirect. For example: moving "Sheep in a tree.jpg" to "Squirrel in a tree.jpg" when the image does in fact depict a squirrel.
  • To perform file name swaps.
  • When the original file name contains vandalism. (File renaming criterion #5)

Please note, this ability should be used only in certain circumstances and only if you are absolutely sure that it is not going to break the display of the file on any project. Redirects should never be suppressed if the file is in use on any project. When in doubt, leave a redirect. If you forget to suppress the redirect in case of file name vandalism or you are not fully certain if the original file name is actually vandalism, leave a redirect and tag the redirect for speedy deletion per G2.

The malicious or reckless breaking of file links via the suppressredirect user right is considered an abuse of the file mover right and is grounds for immediate revocation of that right. This message serves as both a notice that you have this right and as an official warning. Questions regarding this right should be directed to administrators. --Majora (talk) 21:35, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

Excessive use of <tvar>[edit]

What's the point of changes like this one? None of these "variables" does seem to be changed in the foreseeable future. --jdx Re: 09:40, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

@Jdx: I use tvar whenever the content should not be translated - we want it to say "noratelimit" in all languages, and to link to Commons:Bureaucrats' noticeboard in all languages as well. By using tvars, we ensure no one accidentally translates those. Thanks, --DannyS712 (talk) 10:04, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
OK, thanks. That makes sense. --jdx Re: 10:49, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Google Code-In 2019 is coming - please mentor some documentation tasks![edit]


Google Code-In, Google-organized contest in which the Wikimedia Foundation participates, starts in a few weeks. This contest is about taking high school students into the world of opensource. I'm sending you this message because you recently edited a documentation page at Wikimedia Commons.

I would like to ask you to take part in Google Code-In as a mentor. That would mean to prepare at least one task (it can be documentation related, or something else - the other categories are Code, Design, Quality Assurance and Outreach) for the participants, and help the student to complete it. Please sign up at the contest page and send us your Google account address to, so we can invite you in!

From my own experience, Google Code-In can be fun, you can make several new friends, attract new people to your wiki and make them part of your community.

If you have any questions, please let us know at

Thank you!

--User:Martin Urbanec (talk) 22:04, 23 November 2019 (UTC)

Replied on enwiki - I got the message twice --DannyS712 (talk) 22:12, 23 November 2019 (UTC)

Please also mark the following page[edit]

Hey DannyS712,

Thanks for marking Commons:Featured videos, can you please also mark Commons:Featured videos, list ? -- Eatcha (talk) 04:44, 26 November 2019 (UTC)

@Eatcha: there doesn't seem to be much prose there... What did you want to be translated? --DannyS712 (talk) 04:54, 26 November 2019 (UTC)
Oops wait, don't mark. There is a bot which matches the text. -- Eatcha (talk) 04:57, 26 November 2019 (UTC)

Language link templates[edit]

Please clean up the mess you’ve created by blindly overwriting language link templates with {{subst:lle}}. Several templates use different configurations like /i18n pages [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] or are simply not for template translations [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]. And this is just a collection from the language subpages on my watchlist. AutoWikiBrowser is a semi-automated editor designed to be used with human supervision, which is clearly not the case when you save more 1,800 edits in less than 75 minutes. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 21:32, 24 December 2019 (UTC)

@Tacsipacsi: thanks for pointing those out, but that was an approved bot task running unsupervised per Commons:Bots/Requests/DannyS712 bot 2. I'll take a look at the links you posted --DannyS712 (talk) 21:34, 24 December 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the reverts, but there are more bad edits. These are just examples; I left out some pages I know of because they’re similar to the ones I linked, so they add nothing to the examples, and because you should check all edits anyway. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 22:30, 24 December 2019 (UTC)
I checked the ones that had a suspiciously large removal, and will be slower next time (it'll be a few weeks) but there is a reason this was done by bot. I reverted all the bad ones that I saw --DannyS712 (talk) 22:32, 24 December 2019 (UTC)
You should rather check what the previous content was, and if not the standard format (e.g. /i18n pages or Commons namespace pages, or anything else non-standard), it should be reverted. I don’t know how, but I’m sure this can be done programmatically. Or simply revert (using a bot) everything where your bot is the last editor. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 22:45, 24 December 2019 (UTC)
I'm not going to mass-revert, since most of the ones remaining are good. --DannyS712 (talk) 23:00, 24 December 2019 (UTC)
So you made clearly wrong bot edits, but won’t revert them because you don’t want to revert good edits, and you’re too lazy to find the bad ones? I’d like to remind you that the pages you cleared now will never, ever fix themselves. Either you revert now, or they will be unusable until someone spots them and digs into the page history to find out what happened. If you mass-revert, all pages will be not better than they were yesterday, but you’ll have the chance to improve them again with a better bot program. What I see here is far from what I expect from a bot owner, and I might have to get your edits reverted by someone else and have your bot grant revoked. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 00:55, 25 December 2019 (UTC)
No, I made clearly wrong bot edits, and spent an hour looking through the edits after you pointed some errors out, and reverted all the bad ones I found, and don't intend to revert the remaining good edits. I may have missed some bad ones (I'm not perfect) but I don't believe that reverting the remaining edits is called for. Again, this won't happen next time I run the bot (for one thing, I'll skip any page that I had to revert after this round). Happy holidays, --DannyS712 (talk) 00:58, 25 December 2019 (UTC)

OK, you spent an hour reverting some edits. OK, the ones you reverted won’t be wrong again. But what’s currently wrong will not correct itself. Ever. (And I hope you won’t hardcode these pages as exceptions, but rather insert a check to exclude suspicious changes. Especially because of the other bad edits not listed here, but also because of the pages becoming risky in the future.) —Tacsipacsi (talk) 11:01, 25 December 2019 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) So it wasn't just {{Lang-VP}}? Ouch. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 11:11, 25 December 2019 (UTC)
@Tacsipacsi: Happy rollbacking (these are only suspect diffs, but most if not all appear to be bad) - Alexis Jazz ping plz 19:58, 25 December 2019 (UTC)

Script help[edit]

Hi Danny, I forked Mediawiki:PatrolPageRevisions.js and converted it to OOUI. The script is working well but the button is not completely disabled. Is there any way to prevent code execution after it gets disabled? "return" doesn't seem to work very much. Steps to reproduce: 1. Go to a history page and click the button. The button becomes disabled and the label changes to "Patrolling...". After patrolling revisions, the label changes to show the results. Expected results: the button should stay disabled and nothing should happen after clicking it. Actual results: the button looks like disabled but clicking it starts the code execution again (it resumes patrolling). Masum Reza📞 07:57, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

In the middle of getting some things oversighted, will try to remember to reply :) --DannyS712 (talk) 08:00, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

I wonder when you are going to reply. Masum Reza📞 08:42, 31 December 2019 (UTC)

Have a state variable for if you have already started patrolling. If false: set to true, and start patrolling. If true: do nothing. --DannyS712 (talk) 08:43, 31 December 2019 (UTC)


Hi, Please mark this page for translation. Thanks --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 23:22, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

✓ Done --DannyS712 (talk) 23:31, 14 January 2020 (UTC)


Hi Danny, kindly remark Commons:Administrators for translation after changing {{pg|Commons:Guide to adminship}} in Translations:Commons:Administrators/46/en to {{pg|<tvar|guide>Commons:Guide to adminship</>|Commons:Guide to adminship}}. Without adding the repeated parameter, the former will be translated and a red link will appear in the translated page. Minoraxtalk (formerly 大诺史) 07:27, 30 January 2020 (UTC)

✓ Done --DannyS712 (talk) 16:22, 30 January 2020 (UTC)

No need to patrol[edit]


I had 1 blockage within 4 years, what can I do to clear it and obtain No need to patrol access?Shkuru Afshar (talk) 10:10, 23 March 2020 (UTC)

I'm not saying you shouldn't be patrolled, I was just pointing it out for whoever reviewed the request --DannyS712 (talk) 14:59, 23 March 2020 (UTC)

too quick[edit]

Hi Danny, there had been time enough to do it in a proper way. Why did you hurry renaming the files of phab:P10817 without having a closer look? My bot did rename them again because most of the file names are transliterated Japanese, one is Azerbaijani. --Achim (talk) 08:25, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

I renamed them because if they hadn't been renamed manually, when the maintenance script renamed them it wouldn't update uses --DannyS712 (talk) 12:35, 8 April 2020 (UTC)


Hi Danny,

You have voted twice at Commons:Administrators/Requests/clpo13. 4nn1l2 (talk) 11:36, 8 May 2020 (UTC)

@4nn1l2: thanks for catching that, sorry. I've removed my double vote. --DannyS712 (talk) 16:16, 8 May 2020 (UTC)

Interface admin[edit]

Hi, Are you interested in becoming an interface admin here on Commons? 4nn1l2 (talk) 19:00, 20 June 2020 (UTC)

@4nn1l2: not really, no --DannyS712 (talk) 20:56, 20 June 2020 (UTC)

Bot language links (task 2)[edit]

Hi. I noticed that in this edit, your bot used two uppercase and three lowercase language link names. Please be consistent.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 17:28, 5 August 2020 (UTC)

@Jeff G.: That is the output of {{subst:lle}}, and that template should be made consistent. I've also not run that task since then since it had a number of issues --DannyS712 (talk) 18:38, 5 August 2020 (UTC)
Thanks.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 19:35, 5 August 2020 (UTC)