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QI Animals[edit]

Hello Dschwen!

I wanted to ask if it would be possible to change the QI Animal gallery as I think that the page is too big in the moment (even though Anthropods are not represented...).

My idea would be to use the samles for the big galleries - it would be easy to put the birds and the mammals samples in place. Those could then be linked to the pages birds and mammals - the same could be done for Anthropods, only that there's no sample for that gallery at the moment and I've no idea how these samles are maintained...

I'm also not sure how to set the sample/link in order to get a consistent table of contents - the best possibility I found until now would be following form:

Birds[edit]

See also: Birds


Do you think that would be an acceptable solution?

--Anna reg (talk) 11:57, 19 April 2009 (UTC)

VICbot mistery[edit]

Hi. On this run, VICbot failed to tag File:Takayama-01.jpg and File:Kyoto01.jpg (I'll do it by hand). Can it be due to replag or connectivity problems? I remember having some socket errors around this date. Without the uploader noticing, they'd have never been tagged. --Eusebius (talk) 17:01, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

File:Parlamento April 2009-1a.jpg as well, taken care of by Alvesgaspar. --Eusebius (talk) 17:05, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

User:Dschwen/coordinates.js[edit]

Hello Dschwen! It seems like it is now expected that {{location}} is below {{information}}, not above as your script puts it. Could you update the script to reflect this? Regards, --Kjetil_r 20:28, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Hello Dschwen ![edit]

Hello,

  1. I mentioned how useful you are on Commons:Manipulating_meta_data#Display_of_geolocating_EXIF_metadata_on_image_description_pages
  2. Your user talk page is very long : you should consider archiving...

Thanks for your nice robot / good work. Teofilo (talk) 22:29, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

OTRS invitation[edit]

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The OTRS system is looking for trusted volunteers to help staff our German-language image submission queue. I would like to invite you to look over what OTRS involves and consider signing up at the volunteering page. Thank you. MBisanz talk 00:16, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

potd caption info error[edit]

hi;

there is a significant error in the potd caption info re: earthrise.

please see the main/talk page for my not terribly well worded explanation of the error.

it's been 11 hours & nobody has bothered to do anything abt it; that's making wiki look bad...

pls fix it, or bring the prob to the attention of somebody else, to fix?

Lx 121 (talk) 15:54, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

You'd have to drive pretty fast on the surface to see the earth rise. So I think it was pretty clear what the caption meant. I tried to clarify it anyways. --Dschwen (talk) 16:31, 26 April 2009 (UTC)
no it does not matter how fast or slow you drive. the earth is stationary in the lunar sky. if you travel east/west across the lunar surface, the earth will rise/set accordingly. you could move one inch per million years & the same rule would apply. the caption is wrong & makes us look like idiots.

Lx 121 (talk) 17:22, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

the revision is a little better, but could you re-word it to say something like: since the earth is stationary in the lunar sky, to see an earthrise/set from the lunar surface, it would be necessary to travel continuously in an east/west direction. Lx 121 (talk) 17:25, 26 April 2009 (UTC)
uhm yeah, I think I understand the point very well, no need to reexplain it. It is just that I and probably all the other people who noticed it during the last 11 hours understand the caption even without the meticulous rewording and do not think it is a significant error [..] that's making wiki look bad . --Dschwen (talk) 18:53, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

Geocode heading[edit]

I love having my pix geotagged, but does the direction portion work? My pictures including File:IRT 242 pwrhse jeh.JPG that have a heading filled in do not show an arrow or other directional indicator when I see them in Google Maps. Has something gone wrong at Wiki Commons, or at Google, or maybe in my own browser, or I just don't understand the intent of the "heading"? Jim.henderson (talk) 00:54, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

Hey Jim, I believe this issue is the cause for your problems. It should be fixed soon. --Dschwen (talk) 14:19, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks again; now I am thrilled see the Commons rondel arrow pointing where it should, at least on my pix which seem to be almost the only local ones marked with headings. Funny thing, I assumed the bot produced a heading of zero where heading is unknown because zero means there's no known heading. Now I see the default is due north, so I intend to point all my future geocoded pix at least 10 degrees off north unless I know for a fact that the heading is due north. Generally I make an estimate that can easily err by 10 degrees on a sunny day; 30 under clouds.
Now I also understand that Google Maps know right away the Wiki coordinates entered by your bot, presumably because the pix previously had no coords, but any later corrections I make will only slowly and erratically trickle out to Google, which will keep showing the original GPS location unless that other bot gets repaired sometime soon. That suggests that I need a computer that can handle GPS / EXIF software from after the turn of the century that can easily correct the errors in my coordinates before I upload. Grumble, grumble; more new things to buy and learn. And, far as I can see, Yahoo, Mapquest, MS Live and other mapping sites besides Google know nothing of Wikimedia headings. Anyway, thank you again for your services to us map-happy photographers. Jim.henderson (talk) 00:50, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

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Danke[edit]

daß du gestern mit dem Besen der Unbefangenheit bei FPC durchgegangen bist, es ist so dringend nötig! Ich hatte schon 3 Bier drin und habe nebenbei deine Benutzerbeitragsseite spylike alle 2 Minuten refresht ... es war ein bischen krimimäßig zu verfolgen wie du dir nom per nom vorgenommen hast - aber der Break beim Adminboard war mir dann doch zu lang :-) Ich wünsche mir daß du öfter mal bei FPC durchwischst. Also danke im Sinne der FPC und danke für den netten tick support auf KEB. bg Rick --Richard Bartz (talk) 16:29, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Au weia, werde ich jetzt der Bad-Cop der FPC ;-)? Mal schauen, wie meine naechsten Noms dann so laufen. Du kriegst es ja meist ganz gut hin Deine opposes laessig freundlich klingen zu lassen. Ich selber habe immer grosse Probleme die Holzhaemmer zu verzuckern. Aber was auf Fpc gerade so nominiert wird geht teilweise gar nicht. Da fragt man sich, ob die Leute so betriebsblind sind, oder noch nie einen Blick auf die existierenden FPs geworfen haben. --Dschwen (talk) 00:51, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Downsampled images[edit]

Hey Daniel, thanks for taking time to review my images. To answer to your objections, the internet speeds in Tanzania are very slow, with max download at 5-10kbps during the daytime and upload speeds a fraction of that. Large file sizes usually fail to upload as the connection somehow dies out. --Muhammad (talk) 06:54, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, I read your answer on FPC. But you have uploaded 1.2 Megabyte files before, and uploading the 687 KB File:Tachysphex specie head.jpg must have taken less than 11min (including filling in the upload form) as that is the time your contribution history shows between successive uploads. Mh, yeah, that would agree with the 10kbps upload speed. So how about this: you send me a burned CD/DVD with a best-of selection of your work (whatever fits), postage will be on me. And I upload them for you from my fast connection. I realize that still leaves you the hassle of burning and mailing it. Anyhow, think about it. --Dschwen (talk) 11:59, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
True I have uploaded larger files, such as the DSM almost 360 degree pano which was around 8mb but as I mentioned these usually cause problems. Hopefully, I will get faster internet by August, (TZ is getting optic fibres) so I think it would be fine then. As for sending a DVD, I usually take pictures everyday, and it would be out of date very soon :), thanks for the offer. --Muhammad (talk) 20:00, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

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For you![edit]

Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
I hereby award you the Kindness Barnstar with great respect for few of your posts one of which you made on my talk page , and others that I believe you know about.--Mbz1 (talk) 16:36, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

Oh, and I wish that your image I opposed on FP would pass in spite of my oppose :)--Mbz1 (talk) 16:36, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

Hey, thanks. This must be the second most unexpected barnstar I got, right after the Utah-barnstar. And I thought I was prematurely turning into a grumpy old man. Anyhow, I'm meeting with turkish friends tonight. They and your Capadocia pictures(!) convinced me that I have to travel turkey sometime. How comes that you get around so much to rather non-mainstream locations (like antarctica), work-related? --Dschwen (talk) 19:57, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
Daniel, this barnstar is long overdue. No, my travel is not work related. My husband and me both worked very,very hard to make it possible. We had an agreement: I work and pay for travel, he works and pays the bills. This agreement worked out for us :)--Mbz1 (talk) 20:20, 2 May 2009 (UTC)

Whitehouse picture[edit]

Hi Dschwen, your Whitehouse picture is amazing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:White_House_lawn.jpg

May I ask how you took it? Is it a panorama? And how did you take the picture beyond the fence, since access from that site is restricted? Thanks,

Jawed (talk) 06:37, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! Only the end of my lens barrel was beyond the fence (stuck it through inbetween the bars :-) ). It is a four or five shot panorama. --Dschwen (talk) 12:54, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
It came out awesome. Which panorama stitching software did you use? Jawed (talk) 23:21, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
I'm using Hugin. It is free software but very powerful. --Dschwen (talk) 00:19, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

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QICbot stuck?[edit]

Commons_talk:Quality_images_candidates#Bot_issue. I'm not sure what happened, QICbot stopped in the middle of its run. I guess you've had feedback. I've reverted QICbot's actions and re-ran the code from my bot account, I hope this is ok. Regards, --Eusebius (talk) 12:42, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

I happened to see a lot of socket errors in the last weeks, but there were changes (at about the same time) in the pywikipedia code handling this exception. So far my bot has always recovered (through retries) from such errors. --Eusebius (talk) 14:40, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
Hm, my copy uses a pretty old pywikipedia copy. Let me log the bot in on the stable server... --Dschwen (talk) 15:14, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
Ok, both bots should be logged in now. I'm just testrunning QICbot from stable right now. --Dschwen (talk) 15:32, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
Nice. Fun starts now. --Eusebius (talk) 15:40, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Commons:Quality_images_candidates/candidate_list#File:World_Health_Organisation_building_south_face.jpg[edit]

Hello,

I followed Carol's suggestion, and added a separate edited version. Regards, Yann (talk) 19:39, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

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Ja ..[edit]

Das "gebounce" der schwarzgekleideten Recken an der FPC Eingangstür zeigt Wirkung. Von 80 noms runter auf 50 ist schon gut innerhalb einer Woche . :-) --Richard Bartz (talk) 23:11, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

  • Aber ich werde mich auf Markt nicht einschüchtern und benennt 80 Bilder von Porto Covo jede Woche, wenn nötig! Alvesgaspar (talk) 23:32, 5 May 2009 (UTC)
    • Ein Mann muß tun was getan werden muß :-) --Richard Bartz (talk) 00:36, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

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Monobook, oder ?[edit]

Hello, sag mal weißt du ein Script, bzw. wüßtest du wie man das macht, daß ich in der Texteingabemaske einen Button habe wo ich (m)eine custom Signatur einfügen kann ? lg --Richard Bartz (talk) 23:30, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Schon geritzt • Richard [Talk] • 00:55, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
Oh, das ging aber fix. Custom signatur kann man in den Einstellungen einstellen, dann kommt die wenn Du die 4Tilden setzt. --Dschwen (talk) 01:06, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
Ich habe es jetzt über einen {{SUBST:User:Richard_Bartz/sig}} gemacht den ich in die Einstellungen geschrieben habe.   • Richard • [®] • 15:01, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

Hitler[edit]

We have a saying in Portuguese that reads like this: enganas-me com a verdade (I had to twist the phrase a little bit to facilitate Google translate). But since you are an admin now ... I guess I have to live with it... Alvesgaspar (talk) 23:27, 7 May 2009 (UTC)

It would have been somewhat funny had I actually blocked you for five minutes. But then again I didn't want to spoil your clean block-vest just for a laugh. And I'm fairly sure that I'd have had the hounds all over me for admin tool abuse (probably rightly so!). So, I didn't seriously consider it. --Dschwen (talk) 15:51, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
  • I know you didn't, Daniel. But that saying is pointing to another possibility which is that you might be a reincarnation of, well, you know... Alvesgaspar (talk) 16:02, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
    • Does this mean I should typeset all my postings in Fraktur now? --Dschwen (talk) 16:26, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
    • Is it possible? Yes, go ahead! Alvesgaspar (talk) 17:08, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

QIBot arbeitet nicht richtig[edit]

Hallo, der Bot arbeitet anscheinend nicht richtig, er verschiebt die abgeschlossenen Nominierungen zwar ins Archiv, stellt aber anscheinend keine Benachrichtigungen auf der Benutzerdiskussionsseite ein und baut auch den QualityImage Baustein nicht auf der Bildbeschreibungsseite ein. Vielleicht hast du Zeit der Sache mal nachzugehen. --Berthold Werner (talk) 13:26, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Jo danke, ein kurzer Serverausfall hat den Bot verwirrt. Habe revertiert und den Botlauf neugestartet. --Dschwen (talk) 15:11, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
Same issue again? --Eusebius (talk) 15:34, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, the bot was still running from the regular toolserver. I just deactivated it and added a crontab onthe stable server. It should now be running from there. One of us should wrap the page.put commands in a retry loop some time (or maybe the new pywikipedia framework version already does this?). --Dschwen (talk) 15:43, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
There's a retry loop with the up2date pywikipedia. I've updated it recently on stable, so I guess it should behave better. BTW, I've added a debug mode to both bots ("-debug"). --Eusebius (talk) 15:47, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

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VICbot issue[edit]

https://jira.toolserver.org/browse/TS-226 --Eusebius (talk) 06:34, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

If you have any idea about why we can't use cron... Currently VICbot has to be launched manually every time. --Eusebius (talk) 12:26, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
OK, solved. --Eusebius (talk) 15:15, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

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DschwenBot sleeping?[edit]

What's up with DschwenBot? Adding location data manually is soo tedious. According to the log the last bot activity was on May 8. Is there anything I can help to wake him up? Thanks in advance! --Iotatau (talk) 17:12, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Awwww, feels good to be missed ;-). No, seriously, I accidentaly deactivated it along with two other bots who moved to the stable toolserver. Will enable it right now, and make it catch up with the missed work! Thanks for the note. --Dschwen (talk) 01:56, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
Delightful to have it working again. Alas, the majority of the backlog was from before I was able to adjust EXIF coordinates at home, so those pictures from my drive-by shootings made a big backlog of post-upload corrections for me. All done or at least in hand; happy happy. Jim.henderson (talk) 14:03, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

North Star[edit]

Minor irritation: Since I still can't insert headings in EXIF, the bot is still giving a heading of zero, thus putting north-arrows on the Google Maps roundels of all my pictures. For some uploaders, the bot is putting a "?" in the heading slot, resulting in a pointless roundel. Pointless is good; can the bot be adjusted not to put points on my roundels? Jim.henderson (talk) 14:03, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
I'll see what I can do. I'll have to analyze the EIF data in your images by hand to find out what is going on here. The bot does not pull the zero heading out of its sleeve, it is very likely that your program/camera actually adds a heading=0 field. I could assume that those are always invalid, as the chance of pointing the camera exactly north is slim to none, but that would discard manually set headings where the author wanted to specify exactly north intentionally. --Dschwen (talk) 01:54, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
I can understand it's difficult, knowing just a tiny bit about programing. For now only my pictures are showing the problem at least in the New York area, and fixing them manually after upload is well within my powers. However, as far as I know the majority of geotagging cameras today are Nikon Coolpix P6000 like mine. If many cameras in future code the same way, then our maps will have a great many arrows falsely pointing north, which would make it an urgent matter. Jim.henderson (talk) 03:10, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
sorry for not getting to this earlier, but I've been a bit busy lately. I went through the logs and it turns that most headings are bogus 0 degree headings. I added a quick check that rejects 0deg headings now, but I'll try and get to the bottom of this. My guess is that I will have to evaluate the GPSDirectionReference EXIF tag. Then I can go back and have the bot redo all the faulty 0deg headings automatically. --Dschwen (talk) 14
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relicencing[edit]

User:Edward has changed the licence of his photographs to a more restrictive one. I have reverted one of them. I think that it would be quicker if you reverted them, if you have some automated tools. Snowmanradio (talk) 19:09, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Did you talk to him? I'm pretty busy in real life at the moment and don't really want to get in yet another fight about image licensing issues. Plus I do not feel very strongly about the issue, as long as it still is a reasonable license (unlike GFDL-1.2-only). --Dschwen (talk) 19:38, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
I mentioned it here, because I thought that you were interested in the topic of changing licences. I have changed one, so lets see what happens. Snowmanradio (talk) 21:35, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
Don't get me wrong, I am interested. It is mainly a time problem for me right now. Sorry. --Dschwen (talk) 21:53, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
Ok, I only saw two cases. Can you point me to further ones? I was just about to post this to his talk page

Hello Edward, you recently changed the licensing of your images to a slightly more restrictive license. This move is somewhat controversial. The upload form states, that by uploading you are making an irrevocable donation. Unites States copyright law is ambiguous about this scenario as far as I know (whether the author has the right to revoke a release into PD). You might be stirring up quite a debate. In any case you chose to change it to a still very free license, and I very much appreciate this and your contributions. --Dschwen (talk) 00:32, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Sigma 150mm[edit]

Hey Daniel, My Sigma 150mm macro lens makes some scraping sounds when the focus ring is turned. There is nothing touching it on the outside though. Have you had any similar occurrences with yours? Any idea what could be causing it? --Muhammad (talk) 06:20, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Uh oh. No I haven't had this before. My guess would be that a grain of sand worked its way inbetween the rotating parts. This should not be a big deal, as long as it doesn't get all the way inside to where the glass is. But I could be wrong. Do you have a trusted camera shop where you can take it for cleaning? --Dschwen (talk) 11:45, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
Unfortunately there aren't reliable camera shops or service areas here. Thanks for the help, I will check out the grain theory :) --Muhammad (talk) 12:46, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
You might want to google if anyone opened up the lens and documented it (there are lots of crazy courageous people out there). My guess is that you can take it apart to some degree, as long as you don't get to the part where you can seriously deadjust the optics. But you should better be sure of what you are doing before you take out the screwdriver ;-) --Dschwen (talk) 01:57, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
I did, there's this guy who opened up a 105mm. I have written to Sigma and hoping it works out. Else, I may first practice with my cheaper 70-300mm one. --Muhammad (talk) 14:01, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
  • I had the same problem with my old 1:2 Tokina macro (the one which scared the bugs away). I talked to some guy in a small camera repair-shop and he refused to open the lens, as it would ruin the alignment of the optics. He tried with a strong air steam and some minor lubrification but didn't work. -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 17:11, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
    • Meh, I would bet that they were just covering their asses. It would be poor lens design if simple servicing were impossible without realignment of the optics. --Dschwen (talk) 22:17, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
      • Sigma Japan said they would repair it free if I shipped it there. But the sound has stopped I think. --Muhammad (talk) 10:53, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
        • I had a similar sound with my 70-200 F4 a while back, was just a bit of dust. Went away after a while. I wouldn't worry about it. My Sigma 10-20 is covered in dried mud with no problems. Noodle snacks (talk) 11:42, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

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Does DschwenBot ignore older files?[edit]

Hi, DschwenBot has successfully extracted the location from the EXIF header of some recent uploads (some of them just a few hours ago). However, there are three much older uploads which have not been processed yet:

Ideally I ought to dive into the DschwenBot code and check for possible improvements myself – but I believe it's much faster if you do it yourself :-) Thanks in advance. --Iotatau (talk) 12:37, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Yes it does. I only processes files from the last two days. Thi should be sufficient, as the bot runs daily. There might have been a database glitch (long replication lag) causing the images to get missed. I'm doing a manual run on images from the last 20days now. You can also use {{GPS EXIF}} to force the bot to revisit an older image. --Dschwen (talk) 14:07, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

ogg here ogm there[edit]

It is a huge file -- I will probably look into making a smaller version of it regardless to whether or not the large one is allowed to be uploaded today.... If the link is not red then it is here: File:The History of Oil.ogg if it doesn't make it (too big or flakey connection or typo on my part), I am also uploading it here (that too will take sometime, rsync likes to schedule things for its orderly uploading): http://carol.gimp.org/files/HistoryOfOil.ogm

The funny little part I spoke of elsewhere starts at eh, "mplayer --ss 830 HistoryOfOil.ogm" (830 seconds into the video)

I am impressed with the largeness of these frames; if you haven't seen a bluray rip yet, I suspect you will be impressed also. Handbrake told either x264 or ffmpeg to crop it so the original rip is much larger with black padding on the sides. Enough video chat though -- if you start downloading soon (but not too soon because my uploads are still uploading) you might be able to enjoy it this week sometime.... -- carol (talk) 10:22, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Fantastic. Downloading it now through Motel wireless somewhere in Louisiana (vacation, yay!). --Dschwen (talk) 03:26, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
More than 20 hours uploading it to commons and it is not yet there. I have to take my computer apart so perhaps I will try to upload it again on another day.
Isn't this like the wrong time to be in Louisiana? Perhaps not as bad as July or August but close to that? -- carol (talk) 04:32, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Minor bug issue[edit]

If the standard used {{/Nomination| ... some ... | }} then all is OK.

If the standard is {{/Nomination|1= ... some ... |2=}} then in user discussion page is minor bug after nomination. You can see in on my discussion page after promotion 11 june.

It is really litte error :-) --George Chernilevsky (talk) 14:42, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Hi (I maintain QICbot with Dschwen). I'm aware of this bug and I plan to address it. Meanwhile, removing the parameter numbers in your promotion message will clean it. Thanks for the report. --Eusebius (talk) 15:11, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
✓ Done Should be ok now. Don't hesitate to ping us when you spot a bug. Daniel: I take the liberty to answer such messages on your talk page because the bots' talk page redirect here. --Eusebius (talk) 12:32, 12 June 2009 (UTC)
yeah, sure, go ahead. Thanks for taking care of this! --Dschwen (talk) 13:22, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

New roundels not getting into Google Maps[edit]

The pictures I uploaded earlier this week, including

this one

had their EXIF coordinates converted by bot, but when I click on the link for Google Maps to show it with its neighbors, there's no roundel for this pic. The pinpoint for the pic is shown on the Google Maps single point aerial picture and map, but the locations for this and others do not appear on the collective aerial or map for their neighborhoods. Any idea who's responsible for such things working? Jim.henderson (talk) 05:08, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, that would be User:Para. He is doing the data extraction for GoogleMaps. --Dschwen (talk) 13:21, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Feature idea[edit]

Hi Dschwen, i noticed User talk:Romanceor#Cats and Category:Quality images by user. Is it possible to automaticly add the user category when an image gets promoted and tagged by QICbot? Multichill (talk) 12:38, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

It would be, if people were using a consistent scheme for these cats. Though this would make my toenails curl up and totally go against my visions of atomic categorization :-). I'd much rather adapt my category intersection tool for commons. The only point I can see in per-user categories is a counter to "brag" on your user page :-P. Nah well, if people want it... --Dschwen (talk) 13:17, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

ImageBoxes[edit]

Du hattest Dich ja auch schon damit befasst... Nachdem nun mindestens zwei Benutzer hier anscheinend gerne diese Funktionalität hätten (Jarekt ist der andere...), habe ich mir das 'mal angeschaut und gleich ganz neu geschrieben. Falls Du Lust hast, kannst Du ja 'mal ImageAnnotator ausprobieren... Und falls Du ein wenig beta-testen könntest (insbesondere auf Browsern, die ich nicht habe: IE7, Chrome, Konqueror), wär das fantastisch. Lupo 08:58, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

P.S.: Meine Testdatei war File:Spelterini Blüemlisalp.jpg, die nun drei Annotationen hat. Lupo 09:00, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
  • Wenn QICbot nicht dazwischen gekommen wäre, hättest Du das hier wohl schon gestern gesehen! Zum template: kannst Du garantieren, dass x-beliebig komplizierter Wikitext im parameter das template nicht kaputtmacht? Das war eigentlich mein Hauptgrund, weshalb ich den vom Benutzer eingegebenen Wikitext nicht auch als Template-parameter implementiert habe. Wenn das kein Issue sein sollte, stell' ich das noch so gerne um. Lupo 15:49, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
  • Zum "could not save" auf Konqueror 4.2.4: probier erst 'mal einen re-load, vielleicht hast Du noch eine Version von mediaWiki:Copyrightwarning im Cache, die invalid XHTML liefert. Dann geht's nicht. Falls es dann immer noch nicht geht: gibt's einen JS-Debugger, den Du verwenden könntest, um herauszufinden, wo etwas schief läuft? Ansonsten kann ich noch eine separate Version bereitmachen, die einfach mit dutzenden von alert-statements durchsetzt ist... Da ich selbst nur Konqueror 4.2.3 auf Windows habe und dort keine Probleme hatte, kann ich ansonsten nicht weiterhelfen. Wär' aber extrem schade, wenn das nicht gelöst werden könnte. Lupo 15:55, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
    • Ich hätte besser aufpassen sollen. Ich schrieb für Konqueror 4.2.3 "needed a reload once, but then worked". Das ist's. Auch 4.2.3 funktioniert bei mir erst nach einem Reload, davor klappt's nicht. Scheint irgendein Initialisierungsproblem in Konqueror zu sein. Bin dran... Lupo 10:01, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
      • Nee, geht noch nicht mit 4.2.3. Oder eben, erst nach re-load. Ohne re-load hat Konqueror Mühe mit Forms. Diese haben form.elements.length == 0! Sieht so aus, als ob beim Konvertieren von XML in einen DOM-Tree da nicht ganz alles initialisiert wird. Bin dabei, mir einen Work-around zu überlegen. Habe aber erst in ein paar Stunden Zeit dazu. Lupo 15:30, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
        • So, nun geht's auch mit Konqueror 4.2.3. Wenn Du vielleicht 'mal mit 4.2.4/Linux testen könntest...? (Nach dem login auf Commons gleich den Cache leeren, dann erst eine Bildbeschreibungsseite aufsuchen und testen. So kriegst Du die korrigierten Scripts ohne Page-reload.) Wenn's dann auf Anhieb klappt, ist das Problem tatsächlich erledigt. Lupo 23:02, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
          • Jo, danke, fantastisch. Was fuer ein workaround war den notwendig? --Dschwen (talk) 23:05, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Also, das Problem im Detail:

  1. Konqueror hat irgendein Initialisierungsproblem, dass dazu führt, dass manchmal (und insbesondere nach einem Start des Browsers) responseXML nach einem erfolgten XMLHttpRequest zwar gesetzt ist, aber leider getElementById darauf nicht funktioniert. Das war das ursprüngliche Problem.
  2. Als ich das erkannt hatte und explizit testete, ging das Skript in die schon eingebauten Fallback-Fälle:
    1. Als erstes wird probiert, mittes DOMParser den responseText von Hand in einen DOM-Tree umzuwandeln. Gleiches Ergebnis wie oben. (Ist ja auch keine Überraschung, wahrscheinlich erstellt Konqueror responsXML ja selber auch so.)
    2. Falls das auch nicht geht, wird ein HTMLDocument gefakt: alles im <body> element aus dem responseText wird via innerHTML in ein <div> ins aktuelle Dokument gehängt, ein Wrapper-Objekt wird initialisiert, so dass es in etwa wie ein HTMLDocument aussieht, und dann wird das <div> wieder aus dem aktuellen Dokument herausgenommen. Zurückgegeben wird dann das Wrapper-Objekt. Das funktioniert bestens, sogar auf IE, wo ich gar keine andere Möglichkeit habe, aber Konqueror hat leider die tolle Idee, bei Forms in dem Moment, da sie nicht mehr in einem Dokument sind, form.elements zu leeren. (Und auch Zugriffe via z.B. editForm.wpTextbox1 gehen dann nicht mehr.) Damit hat das Skript immer leere Forms submitted, und der Server hat mit einem Preview geantwortet.

Der Workaround war schliesslich, auf Konqueror halt das <div> dieses gefakten HTMLDocuments im aktuellen Dokument zu belassen, bis es nicht mehr gebraucht wird, und dann erst zu entfernen. Ist etwas unschön, aber funktioniert in diesem Fall. Wird dann problematisch, wenn es ID-Konflikte bei Elementen, für die man sich später interessiert, gibt, aber das ist bei ImageAnnotator zum Glück nicht der Fall. Lupo 23:31, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Übrigens, ein Opera-Problem hat mich weitaus mehr Zeit gekostet...[1] (Der Editor von ImageAnnotator ist in einem Tooltip.) Was es nicht alles gibt. Lupo 23:45, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

Robert C. Lanier ferry.jpg
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JSconfig problem[edit]

Übrigens macht JSconfig seit der Umstellung auf MW 1.16alpha Probleme: Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/Attention#Some bug with the "my preferences" page. Der direkte Grund scheint in der Restrukturierung der Preferences-Page zu liegen: es gibt keinen Tab Nummer 9 mehr. Lupo 12:13, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Oh, danke. Sollte jetzt repariert sein. --Dschwen (talk) 14:51, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

File:Loxahatchee sunset 2.jpg[edit]

At last someone noticed your masterpiece! See FPC. -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 20:47, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Oh, thanks for nominating. Let's see how that turns out. --Dschwen (talk) 16:05, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Pre-filled upload[edit]

I see that the following part of the code doesn't seem to work:

+ "== Licensing ==\n" + "{"+"{self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-2.5|author=I, [[User:Someuser|Some User]]}"+"}";

The script did fill out the Original source and Authors field but nothing else. Will there be an update? - ALLSTRecho wuz here @ 18:14, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

I updated mine a few weeks ago and it works fine. What you are seeing is not the result of my script, but of the upload form logic (try switching that of in your preferences). --Dschwen (talk) 18:45, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Wonderful. That worked! Thank you! - ALLSTRecho wuz here @ 22:17, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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File:Arkansas State Capitol.jpg[edit]

Hi Dschwen, I apologise if you think my decline of your image was incorrect. Sometimes I make comments with suggestions for correction, and the images are never improved. At least if I decline, you can always change to /Discussion and upload an edit. You do not need to withdraw just because I declined . . . I am happy to see the changes made and will gladly support if they are fixed, :-) P.S. As you are more experienced than me, perhaps you can tell me that I was incorrect in my manner. I hope I did not offend, I was just trying to be efficient. Maedin\talk 16:45, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

That's ok, I'm cool with it ;-). I rather withdraw than discuss because discussing should be left for controversial cases and you indicated support after the fixes. Discuss often times annoys me and drags on for days and even weeks so I wanted to avoid that. I could have let it on decline, but that would have given me only tow days to do something and have you change your vote yourself. What I do in these cases is give a comment but leave the box blue. --Dschwen (talk) 16:50, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for your response, :-) I'm glad you are ok with it. Maedin\talk 17:37, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Goooood morning, DschwenBot[edit]

About 20 images waiting for conversion of GPS data to {{Location}} entry since File:Blick_vom_Zürichsee_auf_Männedorf_(2009).jpg Thanks! --Iotatau (talk) 17:55, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Something is fishy with the database server. --Dschwen (talk) 19:58, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
Commons database replication on the main server is broken. Using an auxiliary server now. --Dschwen (talk) 20:32, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
20 files processed, thanks! --Iotatau (talk) 21:09, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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panoramic viewer of Pano360 template[edit]

Hallo,

Ich hätte da mal eine Frage wegen des Panoramabetrachters, der vom Template Pano360 aufgerufen wird. Das Programm lebt in einem account "dschwen" auf dem Toolserver. Bist das Du?

In particular, I do wonder what projection is assumed for the input image? Of course it is 360 deg horizontally, but vertically there are the choices of equirectangular and cylindrical projections, not to speak of a few more less popular ones. So which one did you choose?

Grüße Klaus

Ja, das bin ich.
There is only one viable option as far as I can see to get a 360*180 pano, and that is a cylindrical Projection. The applet does not give you any choice (it is the ptviewer applet). So the applet always assumes a cylindrical projection (wrong, see below) allowing it to infer the vertical field of view from the aspect ratio of the image. I don't quite understand what you mean by vertical and horizontal projection, a map projection always goes from R2 to R2, there is no such thing as a horizontal or a vertical projection. --Dschwen (talk) 12:46, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
For 360x180 pano the best compromise in projection choice I see is equirectangular with your vertical position on screen y ~ theta, theta being pitch angle. The cylindrical projection with r ~ tan(theta) does not manage to map the Zenith. What I mean with vertical and horizontal is that for both projections x ~ phi but different behavier in y. Of course (x,y)=f(theta,phi) but these projection functions factorise with x=f1(phi) and y=f2(theta) Looking up or down a cylindrical projection looks more stretched than an equirectangular projection.
Dornstetten Kübelbachviadukt02crop1 2006-10-17.jpg versus Dornstetten Kübelbachviadukt02equi 2006-10-17.jpg
And this is what I presume I noticed with File:Helvellyn Striding Edge 360 Panorama, Lake District - June 09.jpg and using Pano360 to view it. The viewer assumes equirectangular input, but Diliff used cylindrical projection for his image... -- Klaus with K (talk) 13:02, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
Oh darn, you are right. It is equirectangular. I better put that in the description somewhere. There is no easy way of supporting cylindrical images. --Dschwen (talk) 14:28, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Geocommons database unavailable[edit]

Nice to see the bot working here on my new pictures, but right now Google Maps is reporting that the Geocommons database is unavailable for my pictures of Category:Maplewood, New Jersey and presumably for other places as well. Jim.henderson (talk) 04:30, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

QICbot?[edit]

The QI candidate list would be happy about a QICbot visit, I think. I guess the delay is due to last night's outage? Another feature using the Toolserver is not working properly yet, either: the gallery display of a user in chronological order. An attempt to display it results in this error:

A database error has occurred Query: SELECT cl_to as cat FROM categorylinks LEFT JOIN u_daniel_cache.commonswiki_nontopics ON namespace = 14 AND title = cl_to where cl_from = 7175615 AND id IS NULL Function: getCategories Error: 1146 Table 'u_daniel_cache.commonswiki_nontopics' doesn't exist (sql-s2)

--Iotatau (talk) 23:47, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Yep, the toolserver databases seem to have taken quite a hit. QICbot should still work in principle, but I read that the whole datacenter was unreachable for a while today. --Dschwen (talk) 01:15, 4 July 2009 (UTC)
I've launched an additional run. Everything looks back to normal (for QICbot). --Eusebius (talk) 05:45, 4 July 2009 (UTC)
As far as I can tell QICbot hasn't run again since that, i.e. for four days. --Iotatau (talk) 23:50, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
Argh. Thanks for the notice. --Eusebius (talk) 07:19, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
Daniel: I've been told that you've already had a similar problem (crontab basically inaccessible) with another project, and that you managed to solve it. Could you do it again with qicvic? --Eusebius (talk) 09:38, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
strptime is also causing problems (again) on the new servers. For now I don't know how to solve it. If you have some time... :-\ --Eusebius (talk) 11:55, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
Crontab is installed again (crontab /projects/qicvic/crontab; rm /projects/qicvic/crontab - that installed the copy to the proper place). I'll see what I can find out about strptime. --Dschwen (talk) 13:24, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
Aha, we were using the wrong python installation, run it like this:
export PYTHONPATH=/opt/ts/python/2.6/lib/python2.6/site-packages/
/opt/ts/python/2.6/bin/python vic.py
then it executes fine. What was the problem with strptime? --Dschwen (talk) 13:37, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
Actually the export thing was needed only on the former stable server, I only forgot to comment it. About strptime: I don't really know. I get "does not match format" for the dates in the QI candidate page, although the date given in the exception looks fine. I've been told that according to the specs, the number of the day in the month (%d) should have a leading "0", and AFAIK there is no format string for a number of the day without the leading "0"... Strptime relies directly on C libraries, and those might be different on the new server, they might be more strict. But I'm not sure it's the problem. --Eusebius (talk) 14:28, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
Actually the export thing was needed only on the former stable server, I only forgot to comment it.... huh? My point wast that it works with that export, otherwise python2.6 uses the 2.4 sitepackages. When I run qic.py like I said above the dates get parsed fine. --Dschwen (talk) 14:40, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

(indent reset) We were using the 2.4 packages because I forgot to comment a faulty export in run_vic.sh. But I have commented it, and I have unset PYTHONPATH (before your run), and without the env variable set, it seems that I was pointing to 2.6 already (VICbot doesn't need the export anymore to run, as it did on the former server). But with or without the export, I can't run QICbot manually and still get the error. And I begin to look pretty dumb (oh, and thanks for bringing crontab back, btw). --Eusebius (talk) 14:53, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

What are your locale settings? Did you change them to french? --Dschwen (talk) 15:07, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
No, I haven't changed anything, it's still English. What does "print strftime("%H:%M, %d %B %Y",localtime())" tell you? --Eusebius (talk) 15:28, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
>>> import time
>>> print time.strftime("%H:%M, %d %B %Y",time.localtime())
15:33, 08 July 2009
You time may vary though ;-P --Dschwen (talk) 15:33, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
I haven't changed anything, and yet it was set to French... I must have done it during my sleep. (Stupid) problem solved, sorry to have wasted your time. I guess I should forget about computing and learn how to play the harmonica to earn a living. --Eusebius (talk) 15:37, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Bot stopped again?[edit]

File:Summit Station NJT jeh.JPG and others uploaded in the past few days don't have their locations yet. Jim.henderson (talk) 15:16, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, see above. Connected to the server outage. I switched to a different database server again, and now the bot is running. --Dschwen (talk) 15:27, 4 July 2009 (UTC)
Thanks; this immediately coded another 15 pix for me. Eventually the rate of arriving tagged photos will call for some more reliable system. Jim.henderson (talk) 15:28, 6 July 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, well, maybe one day this functionality will get built into Mediawiki :-). But there really isn't that much of a reliability problem. Or does it matter whether uploaded pictures get geocoded on the same day, or 5 days later? --Dschwen (talk) 15:39, 6 July 2009 (UTC)
One to five seconds would be pleasant, to let me check immediately that it's right, but obviously that will only happen when it's built in and anyway the main reason for instant checking is that I'm not properly equipped (mostly mentally) to nail down my coordinates to full precision before uploading and getting full advantage of Google. Anyway apart from the Wikimedia sites being slow today all is well; thanks. Jim.henderson (talk) 19:46, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

ImageAnnotator[edit]

Könntest Du bitte nochmals den ImageAnnotator auf Linux in Chrom und Konqueror testen? Ich habe doch noch ein Zoom-Feature eingebaut. Läuft prima auf allen Windows-Browsern, aber zur Sicherheit sollte man das auch noch auf Linux verifizieren. Ich hoffe, damit dürfte es auch bei Panoramen wie etwa File:Chicago.jpg leichter sein, die Boxen zu zeichnen. (Reload nicht vergessen!) Lupo 19:42, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

Jo, super, klappt in beiden browsern. Erste Reaktion war natuerlich 'was soll ich mit der verpixelten Kloetzchengrafik im Zoom?', dann erschien die hoeheraufgeloeste Version; klasse! --Dschwen (talk) 22:57, 7 July 2009 (UTC)
Hehe. Bilder zu laden kann dauern, und ich wollte den Benutzer deswegen nicht warten lassen. Deshalb gibt's eventuell zuerst Pixelsuppe. Danke für's Testen! Lupo 08:15, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

Jackson Square.jpg
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QIC bot[edit]

Sorry to be a nuisance, but 4 of Diliff's images were tagged as a QI by the bot, but he never got the bot's notifications on his talk page. Does this mean that the bot died while still working? Maedin\talk 16:09, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Doesn't look like it. Unfortunately I don't have a log for just that run. If it died then it died in the last stage of user notification, but it notified quite a few other users. --Dschwen (talk) 16:20, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
Hmm, yeah, I saw that it notified other users. No problem, just a teensy glitch, :-) I assume it's ok for me to add the templates to Diliff's page myself? Maedin\talk 16:29, 8 July 2009 (UTC)
That is absolutely ok. Sure. I'm sure he'll appreciate that. --Dschwen (talk) 17:18, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

It didn't notify me today although some of my pictures were promoted. mfg --Mbdortmund (talk) 16:39, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Hmm, my apologies then. I could revert all bot changes, but since it was the first run in four days that's quite a bit of work (especially since some pages were editied in the meantime). So.. ..I'm going to pass on that. All other archiving and tagging tasks were completed, which is the most important part. Mbdortmund (and Diliff) surely know that they take good pictures ;-). --Dschwen (talk) 17:17, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Possible problem with VICbot?[edit]

Bot refuses to remove Lawn_in_Tel-Aviv.JPG and McLaughlin.JPG from the VIC page. Rastaman3000 (talk) 18:09, 8 July 2009 (UTC)

Trying to work on it... Daniel: VICbot seems to run from crontab now (with the 2.4 packages), but I don't receive cron e-mails. Do you? --Eusebius (talk) 10:45, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
Also a problem with File:Fly April 2008-12.jpg. Yann (talk) 10:55, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
It was the same problem: these closures were too old for VICbot to consider them, because it was stopped for a too long time. Should be ok now. --Eusebius (talk) 10:58, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
I receive plenty. Hmmm, how did I do that... I don't think I put my email address in the .forward file, did I? --Dschwen (talk) 12:27, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
I did that, both yours and mine, but it was on the former server. Now I don't receive anything anymore. I guess you have received the reports for my debug runs, then... Sorry to spam you! Should I file a JIRA ticket, or do you have an idea? --Eusebius (talk) 12:32, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
test shows this:
  ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
eusebius@toolserver.org
   (reason: 550 Administrative prohibition)
   (expanded from: <qicvic@stable.toolserver.org>)

  ----- Transcript of session follows -----
... while talking to mail.toolserver.org.:
<<< 550 Administrative prohibition
554 5.0.0 Service unavailable

Final-Recipient: RFC822; qicvic@stable.toolserver.org
X-Actual-Recipient: RFC822; eusebius@toolserver.org
Action: failed
Status: 5.5.0
Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 550 Administrative prohibition
Last-Attempt-Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 15:44:16 GMT


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: qicvic@stable.toolserver.org
To: 
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 15:44:15 GMT
Subject: 
Hallo2 Testmail
Whats going on? --Dschwen (talk) 15:46, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
No idea, I'm not a specialist here. I'll just change the address in the .forward, in case @toolserver is a problem. FYI, only my @toolserver.org address is somewhat public, please don't publish the other ones on wiki. --Eusebius (talk) 15:57, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

I've changed my e-mail in .forward. What was your test, a mere e-mail sent to my address? It's strange, because the address itself is working. Did you send it from stable? --Eusebius (talk) 16:01, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

I put both our addresses in the forward file and used "mail qicvic" to send a short mail to the qicvic account. Mine made it, yours bounced back to the qicvic account and was also forwarded to myself (not to you, because mail delivery systems are smar enough to avoid infinit loops :-) ). --Dschwen (talk) 16:12, 9 July 2009 (UTC)
Ok, I receive cron mails again, problem solved. Strange that I cannot use the toolserver address here. --Eusebius (talk) 06:30, 10 July 2009 (UTC)


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Hat sowas nach Commons-Richtlinien etwa Schöpfungshöhe? --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 20:04, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
Das ist wohl {{PD-ineligible}}. Mein Fehler da GFLD drunter zu pappen. Na ja, eine meiner Jugendsuenden :-). Heutzutage macht man das ja per PositionsKarte Template. Ums Loeschen waers wohl nicht schade. Aber ich hab es auf der Bildbescheibung trotzdem mal verbessert. --Dschwen (talk) 22:00, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
If the discussion is about the origin of the original map, I would suggest [2], re-use details here [3]. A larger version may be extractable from their PDF [4]. I assume we can upload some sort of derivative (without trademarks etc) and mark it PD-USGOVT or similar? --Tony Wills (talk) 00:16, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
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Yes, or that. But they write themselves that all the information this map is based on is in the public domain anyways. --Dschwen (talk) 00:51, 18 July 2009 (UTC)
I expect you're right, but I finally got around to extracting the map from the US Atlas PDF file (PD-USGov-Atlas}, it's an SVG, so might be useful in the future File:StatesU.svg :-) --Tony Wills (talk) 13:08, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
That's neat, although in the further future I hope the OSM integration will replace these maps. --Dschwen (talk) 14:05, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

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FlickreviewR[edit]

Könntest Du eventuell einmal mit Bryan schauen, ob nicht Du diesen Bot übernehmen könntest? Bryan ist nicht mehr "da", und auch nicht sehr responsive via E-Mail. Dieser Bot ist ziemlich wichtig für Commons, und überhaupt finde ich es eine schlechte Idee, Bots von inaktiven Mitarbeitern betreiben zu lassen. (Z.Z. scheint dieser Bot nicht mehr zu laufen. Weiss nicht, ob er ihn absichtlich abgestellt hat, oder ob das wegen der Serverprobleme letzte Woche war.) Falls er den Bot nicht übergeben will, kannst Du einen Ersatzbot programmieren? Lupo 07:34, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Ich guck mal. --Dschwen (talk) 13:06, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
Hab ihm mal 'ne mail geschrieben. --Dschwen (talk) 13:12, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
Meine mail hat er wohl uebersehen/ignoriert. Dafuer kommt jetzt eine Anfrage auf der Mailininglist... --Dschwen (talk) 12:16, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

mein Baustein[edit]

Kannst du bitte {{license migration opt-out}} in User:Ralf Roletschek/Lizenz einbauen? Danke Ralf Roletschek (talk) 20:47, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Sollte so erledigt sein. Mann mann mann, jetzt machst Du mich hier quasi zum Komplizen... --Dschwen (talk) 19:19, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
Das ist allerdings komplett unnötig. Die GFDL 1.2 kann ohnehin nicht migriert werden, daher wird der Parameter einfach nur ignoriert. Grüße, -- ChrisiPK (Talk|Contribs) 19:24, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
Ich habe Dschwen in seiner Eigenschaft als Admin hier angesprochen. Da er meinen Baustein gesperrt hat, habe ich ihn gewählt. Ich wollte das ganz bewußt nicht durch "befreundete Admins" erledigen lassen sondern den offiziellen Weg gehen. Da ich die Vorlage seit geraumer Zeit per subst benutze, hat das auch kaum rückwirkende Auswirkungen. Ich habe hier schon Stimmen gehört, daß auch 1.2only umlizensiert werden soll, deshalb ist das nichts weiter als eine Willenserklärung. Der Edit von Dschwen stellt nichts weiter dar als eine Dienstleistung in meinem Namen, sagt nichts über seine Stellung zur Sache dar. Danke. --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 20:01, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
Wie?! Bin ich kein.. befreundeter admin?! :'-( --Dschwen (talk) 20:14, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
Doch doch doch ;) Aber wenns um Lizenzthemen geht... du weißt schon. :-) --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 20:38, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
[5] – Tippfehler? Ich kapier den Vorlagen-Quelltext leider nicht, aber bestimmt soll das „migration“ heißen, oder? --dealerofsalvation 04:44, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Muuuh[edit]

Hi Daniel, I was in Switzerland recently, and I just simply had to try and make a decent cow picture while I was there as I've admired your FP a great many times

I'm quite happy about it, but I realise that your composition is much better. You do not happen to know what kind of cow I saw there do you? --Slaunger (talk) 21:45, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

I asked at at the en Reference desk, and it appears it might be a Fleckvieh. --Slaunger (talk) 21:13, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
Hey! Fleckfieh sounds about right. Also a very compliant model. Looks like you were at a much lower Altitude. --Dschwen (talk) 19:25, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
Yes, about 940 m lower altitude than you. As a matter of fact I've never been in 2520 m altitude (on foot) as you and your cow. I believe I've never been higher than the approx 2250 m at Gällihorn a few weeks ago. My last puzzle about the Fleckvieh is now: Is a it Simmentaler-Fleckvieh (<12.5% Red Holsteiner) or is it a Swiss Fleckvieh (> 12.5% and <82.5% Red Holsteiner). I've asked the Swiss Fleckvieh Association (or something like that). Let's see if they bother answer (assuming they understand my German lol). --Slaunger (talk) 20:00, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
I'm planning to go to Colorado this fall and one highlight will be driving up Mt. Evans. Yes, that's right, driving. Highest paved road in North America, baby! 4340 m! --Dschwen (talk) 20:19, 27 July 2009 (UTC) P.S.: only downside: zero cows up there :-P --Dschwen (talk) 20:21, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
4340m, wow! I'm surprised there are is a road in this altitude. --Slaunger (talk) 21:10, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

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Geocode Images?[edit]

Hi, habe Deine mail mit MediaWiki:Geocode_Users.js gesehen. Gibt's das eigentlich auch fuer Bilder? Sollte es das geben? Oder verschieben dann bloss alle George W. Bush nach Afghanistan? --Magnus Manske (talk) 08:00, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Uhm, eigentlich eine naheliegende Idee ;-). Warum bin ich da noch nicht selbst draufgekommen! D'oh. Na ja, ich bin mir sicher, Du programmierst das in zwei Minuten eben mal runter. --Dschwen (talk) 13:48, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Licensing Update[edit]

Since you are an administrator, could you edit User:Digon3/StandardLicense by adding "|migration=relicense" to "self2|GFDL|author=I, Jonathan Zander|cc-by-sa-2.5"? User NuclearWarfare told me this was for the licensing update. I haven't been on Commons for a while, so I don't quite know what this is about. Thanks. --Digon3 talk 15:46, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Mondenkind?[edit]

Hallo, der Vollständigkeit halber würde ich gerne deinen Namen an einen Plakatentwurf anhängen, um die Lizenzbestimmung zu erfüllen. Es handelt sich um folgende Datei: http://wiki.piratenpartei.de/index.php?title=Datei:Plakat-freiheit-2.jpg Vorerst besteht aber keine Druckabsicht, andere Entwürfe wurden vorgezogen. Bitte schreib mir auf meine Userseite - DANKE! - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Morgengrauen

  • Vielen Dank für die schnelle Antwort! Ich entferne mal meine Email wegen Spamgefahr...

URV aus Dummheit[edit]

Hi, ich habe grad File:Haende-by-RalfR.jpg hochgeladen, die erste Version ist eine URV, sorry. Habe das privat für eine Hochzeitszeitung gebaut, nach Commons sollte natürlich die Version ohne Text. Kannst du das mal bitte bereinigen? Danke Ralf Roletschek (talk) 18:42, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

✓ Done. --Dschwen (talk) 21:23, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
Ich danke meinem (fast)-Lieblings-Admin hier. --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 22:29, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
Na, das geht (fast) runter wie Öl ;-) --Dschwen (talk) 23:42, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

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Question for you[edit]

At MediaWiki talk:Gadget-QPreview.js. --Ysangkok (talk) 20:28, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Oh, right. Let me check. --Dschwen (talk) 14:22, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

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Umlizenzierung[edit]

Hoi Daniel, ich möchte vom Angebot Gebrauch machen, die Abschaffung der GFDL abzulehnen. Wegen der grossen Zahl meiner Bilder geht das wohl nur mit einem Bot. Darf ich dich als admin bitten, bei sämtlichen meiner Bilder, welche unter einer GFDL 1.2 or later stehen, ein GFDL 1.2 only zu setzen? Betroffen sind natürlich nur Bilder, bei denen ich der Erstuploader bin. Ich danke zum Voraus für deine Bemühungen. Gruss --Ikiwaner (talk) 05:36, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

Von welchem Angebot sprichst Du? Eine deratrige Ruecknahme einer Lizenz ist leider nicht akzeptabel. Meinst Du vielleicht das opt-out zur Lizenzmigration? --Dschwen (talk) 08:11, 15 August 2009 (UTC)
Ja, genau die meine ich. Beschrieben ist die Möglichkeit hier, jedoch fehlt eine Angabe, wie das bei grossen Bildmengen technisch umzusetzen ist. Daher wende ich mich an dich. --Ikiwaner (talk) 19:31, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
Du weisst aber schon, dass es hier nicht um eine Abschaffung der GFDL geht, oder? --Dschwen (talk) 19:44, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
Ich bin mit einer sehr konkreten Bitte an dich herangetreten, nicht um zu diskutieren. Ich weiss, dass es einige Zeit braucht, um sie umzusetzen, es steht dir frei, die Bitte abzulehnen. Höflich wäre es in diesem Fall, die Ablehnung klar mitzuteilen.
Inhaltlich bin ich sehr wohl der Meinung, dass die GFDL sich mit Version selbst abgeschafft hat. Indem Nutzern die Möglichkeit offen gelassen wird, eine CC-By-SA-Lizenz zu wählen, wird die GFDL sich nicht mehr weiter verbreitern. Die Argumente, welche mich vor Jahren bewogen haben, mein Werk unter die GFDL zu stellen - Einschränkung kommerzieller Printnutzung und Pflicht zur Führung einer Versionskontrolle bei Modifikationen - wurden mit der CC-Lizenz obsolet.
Es würde mich also sehr freuen, wenn du den Bot in Gang setzen würdest. Liebe Grüsse --Ikiwaner (talk) 19:25, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
Das was Du eine konkrete Bitte nennst habe ich so nicht verstanden, und ensprechend nachgefragt. Deine Beitraege erweckten bei mir den Eindruck, als ob Dir der Hintergrund der Lizenzmigration nicht ganz klar waere. Ich mache hiermit Gebrauch von der Option die Bitte abzulehnen, da ich meine knappe Zeit lieber fuer Dinge verwenden moechte, die zum Nutzen dieses Projekts sind. Nix fuer ungut. --Dschwen (talk) 19:34, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

WikiMiniAtlas "Bug"[edit]

Weiß nicht, ob das schon mal besprochen wurde: Wenn ich den WikiMiniAtlas öffne (z.B. auf File:Willis_Tower.jpg) und in der erscheinenden Karte auf ein Bild klicke sowie im dann erscheinenden Fenster mit der großen Bildansicht auf den Dateinamen, öffnet sich die Beschreibungsseite des Bildes - aber leider nicht im Browserfenster, sondern im Miniatlas selbst (also stark beschnitten, ohne Scrollbars und folglich unbrauchbar). Damit ist das Surfen im Atlas vorbei und ein zurück gibt es nicht; auch dann nicht, wenn man den Atlas schließt und wieder öffnet. Man muss schon die ganze Seite neu laden, um den Atlas wieder benutzen zu können. Ich weiß nicht, ob das aus irgendeinem Grund so sein muss, aber optimal finde ich es nicht. Meiner Meinung nach sollte, wenn auf den Bilddateinamen geklickt wurde, die Beschreibungsseite im Browserfenster selbst laden (vielleicht ist es ja auch ein Bug. Mein System: Vista mit Firefox 3.5.2). Gruß, JovanCormac 17:37, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

Mh, ja, stimmt. Ich dachte ich haette das schon geaendert. Mach ich die Tage mal. --Dschwen (talk) 18:21, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

automatische OGG-Konvertierung[edit]

Könntest du mir das bitte mal freischalten (lassen)? Ich habe ein Test-SWF erstellt, nicht sonderlich hübsch, nicht sonderlich relevant: User:Ralf_Roletschek/gallery#Autodrift, einfach überblendete Einzelbilder. Ich würde das mal gerne testen. Meine verwendete Freeware-Software ist nicht sonderlich geeignet und flexibel, es soll nur ein Test sein, ich werde Commons jetzt nicht mit Videos fluten ;) --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 17:33, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Aehh, die Diskussion ueber SWF haten wir doch schonmal. SWFs sind aehnlich wie JAVA-Applets kleine Programme, keine Videos. Das kann man ziemlich sicher nicht konvertieren. Aber Du kannst Dein Glueck mal auf www.firefogg.org versuchen. Das upload interface auf commons gibt es nicht mehr (zur Zeit). --Dschwen (talk) 13:10, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
Hmmm, firefogg versteht kein Flash :( --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 13:18, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
Ja, sag ich ja. Ist eben kein Videoformat. Das waere, als ob Du eine Powerpoint datei hochlaedst, oder einen Bildschirmschoner, oder das Moorhuhnspiel. Da bewegt sich zwar ueberall was, aber es ist eben trotzdem keine Videodatei. --Dschwen (talk) 13:20, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

JSConfig weirdness[edit]

Since you're listed as the maintainer of the JSConfig script at MediaWiki:Common.js, could you take a look at this VP thread? I fixed the obvious bug with the cookie expiration, but the checkboxes on the prefs page are still not keeping their state properly, and indeed their behavior seems so erratic that I can't make head nor tail of it. :( Something's clearly still broken with the script, but what? —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 13:12, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Never mind, I fixed it myself. My mistake. I'd missed the lack of braces around the loop, and with no auto-indentation to help me spot it... d'oh! :( —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 13:40, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks a bunch for fixing this. I was out of the country for the last few days. --Dschwen (talk) 13:52, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

CC-BY-SA[edit]

On the basis of some discussion at wikimedia:GLAM-WIKI with the education sector please substitute any instances of {{self|GFDL-1.2}} with {{self|GFDL-1.2|cc-by-sa-3.0}} for my images. I hereby release them under cc-by-sa-3.0. I still really dislike "or any later version" clauses, and would prefer GFDL-1.2, but institutional policy might permit the use of CC-BY-SA images and not GFDL ones. Seems people ignore the licence regardless of what I pick anyway. Noodle snacks (talk) 10:23, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Cool. Thank you! I'll do this sometime this weekend, ok? --Dschwen (talk) 11:38, 22 August 2009 (UTC)
No rush. Noodle snacks (talk) 13:09, 22 August 2009 (UTC)
I have a bot running right now. Again thank you for deciding to add CC as a license. --Dschwen (talk) 22:08, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

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Removing the dirt after a pedantic[edit]

Sorry, I forgot to clean after me. I see you have done what I forgot to do. --Slaunger (talk) 20:19, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

Today in images[edit]

Could you look at Talk:Main Page#Today in images and tell me what you think. Thanks. Evrik (talk) 01:10, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

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Edits to archives[edit]

I've just been doing a wee check of the QI archives (undoing unnecessary delinker edits and stuff), and I noticed this edit to de-promote. I don't think your complaint was un-reasonable, but it would have been better to remove it from the archive altogether and put it into the CR process manually (I don't think your bot moves things from the archive to CR just because they're tagged /discuss :-). I haven't checked very thoroughly to see if this reversal was discussed anywhere, I guess that it was just not noticed at the time. --Tony Wills (talk) 08:23, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

I agree with you if there was any room for interpretation. But there wasn't. Guidelines ask for 2MB, reviewer did not notice the pic was well below. This is a clear mistake and as such should be rectified. I do not see a reason to jump through any hoops just for formality or appearance reasons. If you honestly feel this needs discussion though, just renominate or move to CR now. --Dschwen (talk) 13:25, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

creating {{Location}} from EXIF data[edit]

Hello. You're providing a great service with the bot extracting geo-data from images. However, there are some cases when adding {{Location}} might be misleading or not necessary. I assumed that to stop the bot from processing an image one needs to put it in the Location not applicable category. However, it did not seem to stop the bot: see File:Komputer rowerowy 4 ubt .JPG. What is the proper procedure then? // tsca (talk) 12:31, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Hey, you are right. That is what the proper procedure should be. I'll add a check for that category to the bot. --Dschwen (talk) 13:17, 31 August 2009 (UTC)
Sorry it took so long. But I added the check to the bot. Testing it now. --Dschwen (talk) 16:05, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

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Bitte eine Löschung[edit]

Kannst du mal bitte das erste Bild von http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Urheberrechtsfragen#Selbstanzeigen_.3B.29 löschen? Das Hochladen war keine BNS-Aktion, es sollte wirklich nur dazu dienen, den Sachverhalt zu klären. --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 17:23, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Ist erledigt. --Dschwen (talk) 18:23, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
Danke. meine Lieblings-Admina treibt sich nämlich grad zu Haus in Austria rum und ist kaum mal online. --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 18:29, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

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Photographers Blackbelt[edit]

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Panoramen[edit]

Hallo Daniel, gibt's eigentlich eine Methode, wie man Hugin helfen kann, bei Panoramen Helligkeitsunterschiede im Himmel zu vermeiden, wenn das normale Blending nicht ausreicht? Habe schon zusätzlich enfuse ausprobiert, aber damit wird das resultierende Panorama generell zu hell, und der Himmel nur noch fleckiger. Ohne enfuse (nur enblend) ist's eher besser, lässt aber trotz blending einen vertikalen, nur schlecht ausgeglichenen Übergang von Hell- zu Dunkelblau stehen. (Natürlich beim Übergang von einem Teilbild zum nächsten.) Wie kriegt man sowas weg? Gibt's da zusätzliche enblend-Optionen, die man angeben könnte? Oder das fertige Panorama in GIMP nachbearbeiten (wie?)? Lupo 07:15, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

Enfuse auf ein Panorama ohne mehrere Belichtungs stufen gibt eigentlich immer nur scheussliche Ergebnisse. Mit Helligkeitsunterschieden im Himmel habe ich kaum Probleme, fuer mich ist die Exposure-Correction mit vignettierungs Korrektur ausreichend. Welche Hugin version hast Du denn, und hast Du mal ein Beispielbild (bzw. die Ausgangsframes)? --Dschwen (talk) 11:58, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

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Chicago?[edit]

sag mal, du wohnst doch in Chicago? Auch noch nächstes Jahr um diese Zeit? --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 20:27, 9 September 2009 (UTC)

Genauer gesagt wohne ich in Urbana. Das ist etwa zwei Stunden suedlich. Moeglicherweise bin ich auch in einem Jahr noch hier. Das weiss ich aber nicht genau. Kommst Du etwa rueber? Ich wuerde dann gerne ein paar Tage nach Chicago kommen fuer ein Treffen. Da habe ich mit User:Alvesgaspar auch schonmal gemacht, als der auf einer Konferenz in Chicago war. --Dschwen (talk) 21:43, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
Nicht lachen!!! ich komme mit dem hiesigen Gospelchor nach USA, dabei auch nach Chicago, ansonsten Fountain City (Wisconsin) und andere Dörfer, wo wir zu Gast bei der Kirche sind. Da du grad online bist... Ich habe eben manuell 4 Bilder von Category:Krastel (Hunsrück) nach Category:Krastel verschoben (Frage im Chat) - habe ich das korrekt gemacht? --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 22:01, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
Nicht lachen ist leichter gesagt als getan ;-). Das wuerde ich auf jeden Fall sehen wollen! Was soll denn mit Category:Krastel (Hunsrück) passieren? Sonst sieht alles gut aus. --Dschwen (talk) 22:05, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
Jaja, lach nur, ich singe jetzt im Kirchenchor mit, nachdem ich am letzten WE dort nur fotografiert habe ;) Gefällt mir einfach, na und? Schwesterchen war 2007 schon mit dem Chor in der Gegend unterwegs und hat befehlsgemäß Artikel geschrieben und bebildert. Die leere Kat. kann doch weg oder? --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 22:19, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
Noe, ich find das prima. Nur dass ich beim Begriff Chorknabe nicht gerade an Dich denken muss. Aber vielleicht aendert sich das ja nach einem real life Treffen ;-). Die Kat kann weg. --Dschwen (talk) 22:22, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
Schoene Bilder uebrigens. Deinen GFDL-1.2 Warnhinweis bzgl. de.wp kannst aber langsam mal rausnehmen. Das letzte MB hat doch nun festgestellt, dass die Bilder dort eben doch erwuenscht sind, oder? --Dschwen (talk) 22:24, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
Ja, nimm mal raus, ist gesperrt. da sind auch noch andere Kleinigkeiten, die nicht stimmen, es müßte konkludent gemeinfrei heißen usw. --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 22:29, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
Hm, du subst: dein Lizenztemplate ja mittlerweile. Dann muesste man das in jedem einzelnen Bild aendern. Na ja, vielleicht setze ich mal einen bot drauf an. --Dschwen (talk) 22:32, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
(Einmisch) Hallo Dschwen! Die Sache mit der Kategorie hat Ralf gemacht, um mir zu helfen, bei der zweiten hab´ ich´s jetzt alleine hinbekommen. Könntest du bitte dann noch Category:Leideneck (Hunsrück) löschen? Die habe ich auf dieselbe Art und Weise nach Category:Leideneck verfrachtet (nach Verschiebung auf de:WP). Danke und Gruß aus dem Hunsrück, --Kaisersoft (talk) 22:48, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
Klaromat, ist erledigt. --Dschwen (talk) 22:51, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
Ich wurde gebeten, die Vorlage per Subst einzubinden, ist das nicht richtig? --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 22:58, 9 September 2009 (UTC)
Ja, stimmt, ist richtig. Subst ist die gewuenschte Variante. Die Alternative ist sich sein Lizenztemplate schuetzen zu lassen. Bei Dir ist wohl beides gleichzeitig passiert. Schoen waers auch gewesen, wenn Du einzelne Tabellen, wie z.B. deinen wp.de-GFDL-Warn-kasten als templates eingebaut haettest. Das haette ein nachtraegliches Entfernen per bot sehr vereinfacht. Na ja. mal schauen, ob ich es auch so hinkriege. --Dschwen (talk) 13:08, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

File:NYC Ellis Island 1-2.jpg[edit]

Ich habe hier mal die Farben aufgefrischt und meine Alternative zur Wahl gestellt. Ist das okay? Grüße, --kaʁstn 18:04, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

Ok, danke. Aber das erscheint mir jetzt nicht mehr so natuerlich und der Kontrast ist auch etwas zu hoch geschraubt. Na ja, mal sehen wie es ankommt. --Dschwen (talk) 19:04, 10 September 2009 (UTC)
Habs mir nochmal im direkten Vergleich angesehen. Doch gar nicht so schlecht die Bearbeitung. --Dschwen (talk) 19:05, 10 September 2009 (UTC)
Hmm, ich weiß natürlich nicht wie es in Wirklichkeit aussieht. Aber das erste Contra ist schon eingefahren :( ... --kaʁstn 19:33, 10 September 2009 (UTC)
Auf einem anderen Monitor sehe ich jetzt auch den pinkstich Deiner Bearbeitung, und da siehst auch nicht mehr so gut aus wie auf meinem billig-HP-Flachmann zuhause :-). --Dschwen (talk) 20:18, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

Caterpillar Fox Ridge 1.jpg
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Beach chair[edit]

Hallo Dschwen, ich möchte dein Bild File:Beach chair.jpg als Valued Image vorschlagen, aber es fehlt der Geocode. Kannst du den vielleicht noch ergänzen? -- H005 (talk) 22:35, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

Jo, hab ich gemacht. --Dschwen (talk) 14:43, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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FP Promotion[edit]

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Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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QICbot[edit]

Hi. Just a note that when a flagged bot makes a user talk edit (example) marked as "minor", it prevents the new messages bar from appearing. Could you look into this? Thanks, –Juliancolton | Talk 17:38, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Yeah. I'll see what I can do. --Dschwen (talk) 01:16, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

Bi Sparrenburg western lawn.jpg
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QI rules question[edit]

Hi Daniel, could you please tell me, if an image was never reviewed at all, could I as a nominator request it to be discussed, and if I could, on what day after the nomination I could do it? Thanks.--Mbz1 (talk) 03:26, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

That is not the purpose of discuss. I've had entirely unreviewed images as well. Very unsatisfactory, but you can always renominate when there are more active reviewers. --Dschwen (talk) 12:39, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Thank you!--Mbz1 (talk) 12:47, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:SkodaSuperbII.jpg[edit]

Dear Daniel, I am not suspicious because of (c) sign. if you look more carefully at the original uploader's talk page you will understand that in the time that user uploaded these images there was this concern that, is this user really copyright holder or no, the user claim that he has send the permission in October 2008, but it seems he never send any! I still think a user with OTRS access should check this.   ■ MMXXtalk  18:43, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

HotCat[edit]

Hallo Daniel, re [6]:

  1. Andrew hat schon recht: der HotCat-Code ist hässlich. Ist halt so, wenn etwas vor Jahren geschrieben wurde, dann von verschiedenen Leuten gewartet und gefixt wurde, und dann auch noch verschiedenste neue Features hinzukamen. Ich hatte bisher noch nicht die Zeit, das 'mal umzuschreiben. Hat auch keine Priorität, schliesslich funktioniert's ja bestens, und soo schlimm ist der Code nun auch wieder nicht.
  2. Andrews neue Version hat nicht ca. 300 Zeilen, sondern ca. knapp 800. Er hat den jquery.suggestions plugin unterschlagen. Files: ajaxsuggestions.js, jquery.suggestions.js
  3. In Andrews neuer Version scheinen noch einige essentielle Features zu fehlen:
    • Ändern von Kategorien. Soweit ich sehe, ist nur add und delete unterstützt.
    • Auto-selection von Text in der Input-Box
    • Auflösen von Category redirects
    • Behandlung von Disambiguation categories
    • Entfernen von {{uncategorized}}
    • Ctrl-Click, um auto-save temporär auszuschalten
    • Keine Unterstützung für die Upload-Form.
    • Neue Kategorien werden immer am Ende angehängt. Zumindest HotCat auf en-WP versucht, die Kategorie am richtigen Ort (da, wo's schon Kategorien hat) einzufügen. Sonst gibt's ein Mischmasch mit den Interwiki-Links.
  4. Wenn schon ein rewrite, dann bitte auch mit der Möglichkeit, gleich mehrere Kategorien zu ändern/löschen/hinzuzufügen, und evtl. auch inklusive Navigationsmöglichkeit im Category-Tree zusätztlich zu den Suggestions.
  5. Edit summaries sollten nicht lokalisierbar sein, sondern immer in der wgContentLanguage des Wikis gemacht werden. Was hilft mir hier ein Arabischer Edit-Kommentar? Nichts. Was hilft einem des Deutschen nicht mächtigen User auf en-WP ein deutscher Edit-Kommentar? Nichts. Edit summaries sind in erster Linie für die anderen Benutzer des Wikis da, nicht für den Benutzer, der den Edit macht.
  6. Um nach einer Änderung einer Kategorie das Display zu aktualisieren, lädt Andrew's code (reloadCategoryList) die geänderte Seite. Also macht sein Code pro Edit drei Requests: einen, um den Wikitext und das Edit-Token zu bekommen, einen zweiten, um zu speichern, und dann noch einen dritten, um das (X)HTML der geänderten Seite zu bekommen. Der letzte wäre nicht nötig. Man weiss, welche Kategorie geändert wurde, und man kann sogar wissen, ob eine neue Kategorie existiert. Somit könnte man das DOM direkt anpassen und sogar neue Links zu nicht-existierenden Kategorien auch als rot markieren (Edit-Link mit <a class="new" ...>). P.S.: HotCat macht nur zwei Requests: einen, um die Edit-Page zu bekommen, und einen zweiten, um zu speichern.
  7. Bezüglich der Namespace-Aliases hat er "geschummelt", indem er eine neue Variable eingefügt hat.[7] Man könnte sich diese Informationen auch via das API holen. Da's nun aber da ist, könnte man das auch in HotCat einbauen (alle Entries in wgNamespaceIds, die den Wert 14 haben, sollte eigentlich die Liste aller Namen, unter denen der "Category"-Namespace angesprochen werden kann, liefern).
  8. Das grösste Problem ist aber, dass Andrews Version jQuery und den ScriptLoader benötigt. Beides ist auf den WMF-Servern noch nicht global deployed, und jQuery verursacht Probleme für Benutzer älterer Browser (IE6: ActiveX-alert, Opera 8: login nicht mehr möglich, search funktioniert nicht mehr).

Mein Fazit: klar kann man HotCat unter Verwendung von jQuery neu schreiben. Aber wie Andrews Versuch zeigt, wird der Code nicht gerade einfacher, nicht unbedingt effizienter, und wenn die volle Funktionalität nachgebaut werden soll, ist fraglich, ob sich das lohnt. Würde nur dann etwas bringen, wenn auch neue Funktionalität dazukommt, wie unter (4) beschrieben. Lupo 07:30, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

P.S.: habe das 'mal unter bugzilla:20678 abgelegt. Lupo 10:18, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
Noch schlimmer: seine Code-Änderungen in der Core sind zumindest teilweise schon live und haben ziemlich hässliche Nebeneffekte. Siehe Commons:Village pump#Problem with javascript gadgets. Kannst Du Dich um HotCat kümmern? Ich habe heute aber auch gar keine Zeit dafür. Lupo 08:51, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
Mann, das macht mich jetzt fast ein bisschen sauer. Ich habe Andrews Code nicht gelesen, sondern mich darauf verlassen, dass er keinen Mist schreibt. Den Punkt mit dem lokalisierten Edit-Summary wollte ich auch schon anmerken, habe es mir aber verkniffen, weil ich kein oel in feuer giessen wollte, nach dem andrew sich schon quasi entschuldigt hat. Aber so kann man die restlichen Punkte eigentlich nicht stehen lassen, sonst glaubt das nacher noch irgendein Serveradministrator und wir haben seinen Kram am Hals, statt HotCat. --Dschwen (talk) 13:17, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Plakat Piratenpartei[edit]

Weißt du wahrscheinlich schon längst: In vielen deutschen Städten hängt jetzt ein Plakat der Piratenpartei mit deinem Bild File:CH cow 2.jpg.

Siehe hierzu diese Bildergalerie bei n-tv online (das dritte Bild in der Serie zeigt das Plakat als Druckversion an einem Plakatstand).

Gruß, JovanCormac 13:26, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Witzig. Ja, ein Pirat hatte mir eine Nachricht hinterlassen und nochmal explizit um Erlaubnis gefragt. --Dschwen (talk) 15:45, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
Ach ja, das die Plakete tatsaechlich gedruckt wurden und haengen weiss ich nicht. Ich wohne ja auch in den USA :-) --Dschwen (talk) 15:47, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
Deine Kuh lächelt hier in Bonn von jedem 100sten Berkehrsschild. sугсго 07:21, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

QicVic, again...[edit]

Hi, could you have a look at the end of the cron e-mails we're getting? I'm getting the same stuff for all my tools, you know what it is about? Has something changed in what we receive from MediaWiki? --Eusebius (talk) 14:25, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

I commented out the bot entries in our crontab. Investigating now. --Dschwen (talk) 14:12, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
Manually reverted the removal of candidates from the page (QICbot dit that much and then died). But even after a svn update in pywikipedia the script still dies with an undefined entity  : apparently when parsing the mediawiki output (that framework should be switched to using the API anyways). --Dschwen (talk) 14:26, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
FYI: [8] --Dschwen (talk) 15:33, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
And fixed. The XML support was removed from mediawiki, and as I said the API should be used anyways. There is code in pywikipedia for using the API, you just have to activate it by putting use_api = True into user-config.py. --Dschwen (talk) 15:44, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! Sorry I was not of much help here. --Eusebius (talk) 07:56, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Am I missing something?[edit]

Hi Daniel, This image of mine File:Street musicians in Golden Gate Park.jpg was rewived and promoted on QI. I cannot find it in history, the QI template was not added neither to my talk page nor to the image. Thank you.--Mbz1 (talk) 16:51, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Any chance it was a different version of the image? Or was it maybe just a dream ;-). When was that supposed to have happened? --Dschwen (talk) 18:01, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
No, it definitely was there, I reviewed it. It seems that QICbot today removed many images from the QIC page ([9]), but didn't add any tags or categories or user notifications (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/QICbot). -- H005 (talk) 19:13, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
Hmm, see Eusebius' comment above, might be related to teh mediawiki update yesterday. --Dschwen (talk) 19:17, 17 September 2009 (UTC)
What should I do then? Thank you.--Mbz1 (talk) 19:54, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

QI error ?[edit]

Hi, Dschwen!

Possinle, QIBot error is in discuss File:Church at Niembro 3 com.jpg (two images), now fixed.

With best regards, --George Chernilevsky (talk) 14:35, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Thank you George. The bot always takes the first image it finds and promotes that one. So it should have worked before your change as well. The recent QICbot problems were caused by the software update on the wikimedia servers yesterday. --Dschwen (talk) 15:50, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

Flamingo marina store.jpg
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Image:PiratenParteiPlakat Patente1.jpg[edit]

PiratenParteiPlakat Patente1.jpg

I dont know if you knew ...Sicherlich Post 07:22, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

Jo, mittlerweile schon. Diehe Jovan's Message weiter oben. Hatte auf de.wp gefragt ob jemand davon mal ein Foto machen koennte. So ist das rechts entstanden. Wie bist Du denn drueber gestolpert? --Dschwen (talk) 11:36, 20 September 2009 (UTC)
That's great! Congratulations! Did they ask for permission?--Mbz1 (talk) 23:03, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
Sort of. They asked for a different picture (a Bismuth crystal, but that design wasn't selected for printing). Due to that request I checked their wiki and found the cow design. Well, my permission is already given by the free license in any case :-). --Dschwen (talk) 23:12, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
I am very glad for you. It is a really nice appreciation and tribute to your work!--Mbz1 (talk) 23:35, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

EDK pump[edit]

Hallo, schau mal die Diskussion zur EDK-Pumpe im QI Review an. Wenn es in RAW aufgenommen worden ist, müsste die White Balance leicht zu korrigieren sein. Ansonsten könnte ich gerne eine korrigierte Version mailen (dann bitte einen Hinweis, wohin – selbst kann ich eine neue Version nicht hochladen, jedenfalls war das der Stand von Sonntag wegen der aktuellen Commons-Probleme.) Viele Grüße, Jochen --Iotatau (talk) 21:55, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Uhm, ich muesste mir nochmal die anderen Bilder aus der Serie anschauen. Ich seh aber noch nicht so ganz das die WB falsch ist. Wenn ich mich recht erinnere war der Raum lachsfarben gestrichen. --Dschwen (talk) 18:50, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

File:2009-09-19-helsinki-by-RalfR-073.jpg[edit]

Kannst du das mal bitte schnellöschen? In Finnland gibts keine panoramafreiheit. Ich habe vergessen, das Häkchen im Commonist wegzumachen. --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 18:53, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Times Square[edit]

Hi Daniel, I would like to make an oil painting of Times Square using your "NYC_Times_Square_wide_angle.jpg" as a reference image. Would you give me permission to do so?

Regards

Glynn UK based artist.

Sure, no problem. I'd like to see a picture of the finished paining though. --Dschwen (talk) 15:38, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Great stuff, no problems Daniel I'd be happy to show you. Thanks again.

Hi Daniel, I finished the painting, have you an email address so I can send you a photo of it?

Please use this link to send me a quick private message with your email address, I'll reply with mine. This way we can both avoid posing our addresses publicly on the wiki (avoids increasing the amount of spam than we probably both already get :-) ). --Dschwen (talk) 22:25, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
Please let me know if you already sent the mail so I can check my spam folder. --Dschwen (talk) 15:58, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

File:B Neue Wache interior 2.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:B Neue Wache interior 2.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!


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Valued image set candidates awaiting VICbot[edit]

Hello, Is there a problem with VICbot for valued image set candidates? Some reviews are closed since August 2009 and are still awaiting automatic removal by VICbot. Best regards,--Myrabella (talk) 23:53, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi. There's no problem with VICbot. It's just that the closure of VISCs is fully manual because this feature has never been implemented. It is one item in a long TODO-list... Sorry about that. --Eusebius (talk) 08:17, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Koordinaten[edit]

Hallo Dschwen,
ich hoffe, du kannst mir weiterhelfen: Ich habe versucht, bei diesem Bild die Koordinaten dazuzu schreiben. Die Koordinaten habe ich direkt von Google Earth abgeschrieben. Doch immer wenn ich {{location|49|01|33.58|N|09|02|21.49|W}} eingebe, lande ich irgendwo auf dem Meer. Habe ich die Vorlage vielleicht lediglich falsch eingebunden bzw. die Koordinaten falsch eingegeben? Grüße --Brackenheim (talk) 18:42, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

Ach, sind das keine Seepferdchen? ;-) Bist Du Dir bzgl Ost/West sicher? Alles was oestlich von Greenwich (London) ist in Europa ist O. --Dschwen (talk) 18:45, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
Oh...und schon wieder etwas gelernt! Jetzt scheint es zu funktionieren. Danke! --Brackenheim (talk) 19:30, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

See you in a week?[edit]

Sorry, I've not had my coffee yet this morning... What did you mean? --Eusebius (talk) 05:43, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

He he :-D. You were betting a week of wiki-break that this car photo was not taken with an exposure of a full second. Well, it was. And as far as retouching goes, the biggest thing was probably the removal of the camera boom (and these even come made of glass!). The camera is attached to the car, so even if the car is moving it will look perfectly sharp on the photo, even with a 1s exposure. The photographer explained that on de.wp and gave http://www.move-n-shoot.com as a link. I'm not going to insist on you to deliver on this bet though ;-) --Dschwen (talk) 11:03, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
Oh, yeah, forgot my bet... Wikibreak then! It's always good for health. --Eusebius (talk) 12:25, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Bumblebee[edit]

Why did you delete my picture? It was the one with the bumblebee on a blossom. I cant't understand it, because it has not been 48 hours in the list. Sorry for my bad Englisch ... --Ichneumon (talk) 13:49, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Da ich gerade sehe, dass du Deutsch als Muttersprache sprichst ...^^ Meine Frage war, warum du das Bild mit der Biene entfernt hast, obwohl die 48 Stunden Frist noch gar nicht abgelaufen war und auch keine Ablehnung ausgesprochen war. Ich nehme an, dass das ein Versehen war, deshalb habe ich es erneut hineingestellt. Oder irre ich?--Ichneumon (talk) 13:52, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Aeh, ich steh gerade etwas auf dem Schlauch. Wo habe ich Dein Bild entfernt? --Dschwen (talk) 15:38, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, hat sich erledigt, mein Fehler. --Ichneumon (talk) 16:25, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
Ok, ich schaetze Du meinst Commons:Quality_images_candidates/candidate_list#File:Kirschbl.C3.BCte_mit_Hummel.jpg. Der Kandidat wurde nicht geloescht sondern in die Review-Section zur Diskussion verschoben. --Dschwen (talk) 17:47, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

QICbot error ?[edit]

Hi, Dschwen!

QICbot's job not finished. This bot too slow work or it is an error?

With best regards, -- George Chernilevsky talk 16:23, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

QICbot broken?[edit]

Hi Dschwen,

the images File:Pine Siskin Female (10776)-Relic38.JPG and File:Kirche-Habenscheid-JR-G6-3792-2009-08-06.jpg where marked for promotion after consensual review up to this version version of the candidate list. In the next version the QICbot simply removed them today but did not tag them as QI. What happened? Is there a bug in the QICbot? What to do? --JRff (talk) 16:31, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

This seems to have happened to all promoted files today. -- H005 Sexy Mouth transparent.png 16:58, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

Yep the Commons Database got locked during the bot run. I might have to add some code to the bot to catch this. For now I can only undo QICBot's changes. --Dschwen (talk) 18:08, 10 October 2009 (UTC)
Nope it was something different. One image on QICbots list was cascade protected. I really need to cath this case! --Dschwen (talk) 03:26, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
OK, but what is supposed to happen to those images that have been removed from the list but not tagged? Shall we tag them manually or is there a better way? -- H005 Sexy Mouth transparent.png 16:09, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
Before I reran the bot I added all removed images back to the list. So there should be no images left untagged. Let me know if you still find one. --Dschwen (talk) 21:35, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
Ah ja, richtig. Ist mir gar nicht aufgefallen. Danke! -- H005 Sexy Mouth transparent.png 21:45, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

FYI- Die Slideshow arbeitet nicht[edit]

Commons:Forum#Slideshow --Kolossos (talk) 15:59, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

Jo, danke, repariert. Title Attribut bei Links wurde anscheinend bei einem Mediawiki update entfernt :-(. --Dschwen (talk) 18:46, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

VICbot and Valued sets[edit]

Hi, Daniel!

VICbot do not processed Valued set nominations?
Several sets still not awarded and not moved to archive.

With best regards, -- George Chernilevsky talk 12:14, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi. The process for VI sets is, for now, fully manual (procedure here). Sorry about that! --Eusebius (talk) 12:39, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

do you know?[edit]

Hello Dschwen! You know how and where the upload page of Commons was changed? As it turned out this form to the current format. Łυαη fala! 11:43, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Yes, this is done by the JavaScript MediaWiki:UploadForm.js. --Dschwen (talk) 01:06, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

QI bot?[edit]

Hi Daniel, could you please take a look at the image File:Spider web with fog droplets.jpg that was nominated for QI on October 26, and requested to be discussed on October 27. It never was moved down for review. Have I done something wrong? Thank you.--Mbz1 (talk) 03:31, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Let me take a look. In the mean time: [10] :-) --Dschwen (talk) 14:27, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
That's great! I am glad that my fun and your work, Daniel, is getting appreciated finaly :)--Mbz1 (talk) 15:12, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Yes, you have done something "wrong". You put a space inbetween /Discuss and the |. Don't do that, it confuses the bot :-). --Dschwen (talk) 14:32, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Who knew the bot is confused so easily :). That's great that the bot's creator is not :). Thank you, I will pay more atention next time around.--Mbz1 (talk) 15:12, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

qicvic migration[edit]

Hi Daniel, have you done anything so far in order to migrate the project back on the regular Toolserver? Do you plan to keep it a multi-maintainer project? --Eusebius (talk) 16:14, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Sigh. Stable my a** ;-) I haven't done anything yet. And I still have the WikiMiniAtlas to migrate back to non-stable :-(. I've been somewhat busy in the last few weeks. Will try to do the WMA this week. Do we have to migrate the repo? We should ask for a multimaintainer project. I'll be on IRC starting monday. --Dschwen (talk) 14:51, 1 November 2009 (UTC)
I forgot you had WMA. Apparently the SVN repo doesn't need to be migrated. Qicvic should be easier to migrate than WMA, because we don't have any web interface. I guess creating a multi-maintainer project on TS and checking out the repo (+ additional tweaking, cf Python lib versions etc) should do it. I'm sorry but I'm rather busy too these days, I'm writing a journal article for which the official deadline was mid-september... But if River can wait a bit more, I should be able to help by the end of next week. I won't be on IRC though, but e-mail is fine if you need to contact me. --Eusebius (talk) 16:02, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

File:Hotel Excelsior (Venedig)-Nordostseite.jpg, File:Tronchetto-Fähranlegestelle.jpg[edit]

Hi!

DSchwenBot does not seem to extract the coordinates of File:Hotel Excelsior (Venedig)-Nordostseite.jpg and File:Tronchetto-Fähranlegestelle.jpg. However, IrfanView indicates the files include coordinates. --DI Florian Fuchs (talk) 09:36, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Ok, I think I got got it. The bot was irritated by a malformed existing coordinate template on a different image page (which caused it to abort processing further images). Rerunning now. Let's see if your images and Jim's will be tagged. --Dschwen (talk) 21:24, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

No location template yet[edit]

The bot has extracted EXIF for some of my pix in the past few days but not for File:St Anns bkln south loft jeh.jpg and a few others. Jim.henderson (talk) 15:07, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Sigh, I don't know what's going on with the toolserver databases. I'm trying to debug this, but the bot takes forever to run. --Dschwen (talk) 21:17, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Ok, fixed. Thanks for notifying me (the two of you) ! --Dschwen (talk) 22:52, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
Splendid to see it ticking along again even though it gave me a spate of located pix that needed headings added manually on a day I wanted to leave home early. Nicer if MS Pro Photo Tools, my EXIF editor, would insert headings, but then I'd be pining for a width of frame parameter or some other feature that could only happen after years of coordination among camera makers and Web site operators. Speaking of handling existing location templates, while the bot was stalling I lost patience and manually added coordinates to my File:Melville FD jeh.JPG (poor pic but that's not the question here). When the bot got going again I noticed it offered a hidden "suggested" location, about a cubit west of my manual one but it was in decimal degrees rather than the usual DMS or the decimal minutes format that my camera produces when its GPS feature is working. Umm, was there a question here? Guess not; just something that made me say "hmmm". Anyway may the nice little location bot live a long and productive life until a similar capability gets built into the Wiki software. Jim.henderson (talk) 18:41, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

surfer image[edit]

Hi Daniel, The image was post-processed as a false HDR. Of course it was overprocessed, but I like it that way. So please feel free to oppose it :( You are so special for me that even your opposes are fine with me :) Best wishes. --Mbz1 (talk) 15:56, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Nah. There is a big discussion on de.wp about what sets their FPC apart from commons' FPC. One of the points that reappears is that artistic value, wow, etc. are more important on commons. That is ok. I'm not to fond of this amount of post-processing myself. In my pictures I try to document what I say as raw and authentic as possible. But eye catching pictures do have their place, too. --Dschwen (talk) 16:42, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
Yes, looks to me like de.wp is rather a very interesting place.
Shooting surfers is a difficult task. The light seems to be never good, and besides there is a very stong salty spray from the breaking waves. Please take a look at the image File:Taking pictures of the surfers.jpg. See the wet rocks in front of the guy? It is how high the spray (not even spray, but the waves) go. The guy is staying not on a beach, but on a rock that is 50 meteres or so high (see here File:Surferers in santa cruz 14.jpg about the same hight). So it almost looked that I had no other choice as to use HDR to improve the lighting quality of the image, but just between the two of us :) even my own husband, who's been there with me, said the the image is overprocessed. I made him promise that he was not going to make an account on Commons to oppose my image :)--Mbz1 (talk) 17:16, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Chicago Skyline image[edit]

Hi Daniel, I hope this is the right place to be asking about this - I'm new to Wiki user talk pages. :)

I would like to ask you about permission to use your stunning image [[11]] in a commercial product. Can you contact me through e-mail?

I can explain how it would be used and show you examples. Thank you very much! --biltrex

Mail sent. --Dschwen (talk) 21:06, 11 November 2009 (UTC)