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How to promotionate images[edit]

Hi Dschwen, I´d like to know which is the mecanism to get a Quality Image promotion tag, should I select a quality image from another user first?... Many Thanks in advance Valdavia (talk) 10:19, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

First step is to nominate them. Promoting will have to be done by an independent reviewer. Instructions are on COM:QIC, or just take a look at the nominations on the page. Look at the ones with {{/Nominate|.... --Dschwen (talk) 21:25, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

VICbot notification[edit]

Hi Dschwen. Is there no notification for the VIC creator, when is different from nominator? If not, would it be possible to have that done as well by the bot? --Elekhh (talk) 09:45, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

Lincoln Log Cabin 3.jpg
Your image has been reviewed and promoted
Congratulations! Lincoln Log Cabin 3.jpg, which was produced by you, was reviewed and has now been promoted to Quality Image status. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Quality images candidates.

LargeImage template discussion[edit]

Dschwen, I commented on the LargeImage Template talk page and wanted to know if you'd seen my comments. If so, what are your thoughts? Thanks. Earthsound (talk) 20:43, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

In commons' current state of emergency you are not allowed to discuss or work on any topics unrelated to "sexual images". So unless you have some LargeImage's of genitalia to show me I cannot reply to your request right now. --Dschwen (talk) 20:46, 7 May 2010 (UTC)
crickets chirping, tumbleweeds rolling by... ...anyhow, I answered on the template page. You probably won't like my answer. Sorry, but I was dreading to reply, as I was struggling to come up with a diplomatic answer... Tell me if I failed ;-) --Dschwen (talk) 21:23, 7 May 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, I'm not on here every day. ;) Yes, you've given a diplomatic answer, although I disagree with your new arguments, as well. I've replied there, again, this time with different ideas/suggestions. :) Earthsound (talk) 17:29, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Octopus and light house[edit]

Hi Daniel. Have you seen my octopus/ lighthouse panorama yet? I like that image very much, but it has many errors. The originals are not so good. I hand hold the camera while standing on a very, very slippery rock literally on one foot. Would you like to give it a try, but I have to warn you, it will be time consuming job with no certain result. Best wishes.--Mbz1 (talk) 23:03, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, just send the original frames to me, I'll try my best. --Dschwen (talk) 23:17, 7 May 2010 (UTC)
I did. They are very, very bad, tiled, out of focus and so on. Please do not spend so much time on them. Best wishes,--Mbz1 (talk) 00:34, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
Ok, got them. --Dschwen (talk) 00:37, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
Daniel, I am afraid it was beyond repair. I have done a better (I hope) job File:Pigeon Point Lighthouse and tide pools.jpg, but I used different shots from different sets of images (because I did take more than one set of the images). I am sorry I bothered you and took your time. Best wishes.--Mbz1 (talk) 20:02, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

FP Promotion[edit]

Aquilegia formosa 1.jpg
This image has been promoted to Featured picture!

The image File:Aquilegia formosa 1.jpg, that you nominated on Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Aquilegia formosa 1.jpg has been promoted. Thank you for your contribution. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so.


/FPCBot (talk) 15:02, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

FP Promotion[edit]

San Francisco through GGB.jpg
This image has been promoted to Featured picture!

The image File:San Francisco through GGB.jpg, that you nominated on Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:San Francisco through GGB.jpg has been promoted. Thank you for your contribution. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so.


/FPCBot (talk) 07:05, 9 May 2010 (UTC)


Was this sarcasm?... sometimes I have a hard time telling, so apologies. To old wiki hands much of what meatball has is stuff we already all know but I find it very useful to periodically re-read it if only to remind me of what I knew already. Other people hate it. ++Lar: t/c 21:53, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Oh, uhm, no, that was not sarcasm at all. I spent about half an hour following links on that site. and reading articles! I think that I must have stumbled across it once before, but i could not remember the sitename for the life of me. Anyhow thanks for the link. As far as I see what I wrote pretty much agrees with the article on the Meatball Wiki, only they phrased it better and have many more insightful comments. --Dschwen (talk) 22:30, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
See, I'm glad I asked :)... Thanks for clarifying! Yes, there is a lot of good stuff there. That one, and Meatball:DefendEachOther are two of my faves on that site. ++Lar: t/c 03:03, 13 May 2010 (UTC)
HA! That is what I read on there when I found the page for the first time. (I thought it was "never defend yourself, let others defend you"). That is a really great strategy, which I tried applying many times now. Unfortunately not every time people want to be defended :-D. But it is always worth trying. --Dschwen (talk) 03:20, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Image:Tree example IR.jpg[edit]

Hi Dschwen,
zur Abwechslung mal eine Nachricht auf deutsch =)
Schade, dass es mit dem Foto nicht geklappt hat - mir gefällt es trotzdem sehr! Ich hoffe, es ist nicht allzu deprimierend, so viele „Oppose“-Kommentare lesen zu müssen... Grüße --Brackenheim (talk) 20:07, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Nee, ist schon ok, kann ich ab ;-). Danke fuer die Nominierung trotzdem. --Dschwen (talk) 20:26, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Tetsujin 28-go[edit]

May I ask you why you deleted my picture of Tetsujin 28-go under the excuse of "No freedom of panorama in the source country: for works of art" if, right at the Commons Licensing page concerning Brazil, it's written:

"According to Brazilian Copyright law of 1998 (in Portuguese) translation: Freedom of panorama Art. 48. Works permanently located in public places may be freely represented by painting, drawing, photography and audiovisual processes."

As far as I know, the Wakamatsu square in Kobe IS a public place, and a 18-meter statue IS something permanently located in there...--Rikaris Talk 00:02, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

Copyright law of Brazil is not relevant here, as the picture was taken in Japan. And Japan does not have FOP for public art. Furthermore the files are hosted in the US, which does not have FOP for public art either. Sorry. Sure looked like a pretty cool statue :-(. --Dschwen (talk) 00:11, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
If that's the case, let me tell you: you should delete ALL Tetsujin pictures on Japanese Wikipedia, as well as a good part of all pictures posted here at Commons; I doubt very much that, say, an American photographer who took a picture of a statue in Jordan, for example,and posted it on English Wikipedia, would be thinking about the copyright laws of that arab country...--Rikaris Talk 00:21, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
You can upload locally to en.wp under a fair use rationale. On commons the media must be free and unencumbered by copyright restrictions. I do not know the policy on the japanese wikipedia and I do not delete files there, but we are at commons here in any case, and your pictures were uploaded to commons. As for the american photographer: unfortunately some uploaders do indeed not think about copyright laws in foreign countries, but neither does that make tohse laws go away, nor does it have any influence on wheteher those files are accepted on commons. Ultimately someone will spot and mark the files that are in violation with commons policy (as it happened with your files). --Dschwen (talk) 00:56, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

Ok, thank you for having the patience of explaining the reasons to me in detail. I'm sure sad that my Tetsujin picture (as well as my Princess Sapphire one that was also marked for deletion) cannot be shown here. And to think that I had even taken the care of asking some people at the Commons Village Pump discussion page in Portuguese before posting them! It seems I was misguiden... :(

Now I have a question: if I get a written permission from the construction company that made the statue (or should I get a permission from Hikari Productions, the company that owns the rights to Mitsuteru Yokoyama's works?) and send a copy of it to OTRS, will I be able to undo this deletion or will I have to load the pictures again?--Rikaris Talk 01:57, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

You'd have to get permission from the rights' owner. If it all gets confirmed I (or any other admin) can undelete the files with a simple mouse click. --Dschwen (talk) 03:09, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

deletion of File:Dd-Semperoper-in-1.jpg[edit]

Could you please explain why this image was deleted? --Traveler100 (talk) 05:05, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

The image description stated that the permission only covered non-commercial use. Unfortunately that is not sufficient for commons. --Dschwen (talk) 11:59, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

Ottava Rima[edit]

Hi. You have participated in the long debate about Ottava Rima. You may want to vote in the final poll about his block. I might have summarized your expressed opinion already, if so please check that it is correct! Only one vote (Symbol support vote.svg 


, Symbol oppose vote.svg 


or Symbol neutral vote.svg 


), with a block length in case of support. Nothing more in this subsection! Thanks. --Eusebius (talk) 11:56, 15 May 2010 (UTC)


Hey, do you remember what intersection the institution is at? I know from the signs it is near the Everglades Alligator Farm. As per I am trying to figure out which facility it is. WhisperToMe (talk) 14:01, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

Uhm, I geocoded the image for that purpose :-) --Dschwen (talk) 14:02, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
Intersection is Tower Rd and SW 376th St. --Dschwen (talk) 14:04, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
D'oh! I didn't see the geocoding tag!
Thanks for the intersection! I'm looking up to see which institution it is. Apparently the pictured prison is next to the Homestead Correctional Facility WhisperToMe (talk) 15:11, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
Okay, it's either the Dade Correctional Institution or the Homestead Correctional Institution - I don't know which one (they both have the same address)... It's a state prison facility, not a county jail facility. WhisperToMe (talk) 15:15, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
Alright. I think I got the ID from Wikimapia. Let me double check. I can rename the file if we find out which one it really is. --Dschwen (talk) 16:07, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
Thank you! The odd thing is that the current Homestead Correctional Institution was originally the "Dade Correctional Institution," while the current Dade Correctional Institution was built in the 1990s and was originally the "Dade Correctional Institution Annex" WhisperToMe (talk) 16:20, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

Willis Tower Chinatown.jpg
Your image has been reviewed and promoted
Congratulations! Willis Tower Chinatown.jpg, which was produced by you, was reviewed and has now been promoted to Quality Image status. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Quality images candidates.


Do be careful: You managed to link to a talk page (which was linked as the location for feature requests) instead of the main page which you were describing. I fixed it. Adam Cuerden (talk) 13:36, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

Hey Adam. I know where I linked to. I added a header to that talk page with further links. In general I think it is better to have a single link in the sitenotice that leads to a landing page with more information and further links. More detailed information can be presented on that landing page. Was the talk page the best choice? Probably not. Why not create Commons:Media of the day and have sections requesting help, translations, nominations etc. --Dschwen (talk) 13:55, 16 May 2010 (UTC) P.S.: anyhow, I thought in you sitenotice you asked for collaboration in general, which I thought would justify linking to the talk page. Well, nobody is perfect, and this should be easy to sort out. --Dschwen (talk) 13:57, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

template:mld & co[edit]

Just before you try to work on an old script (which is loaded by default for all user), you might want to have a look on MediaWiki:Multilingual description.js which I recently updated. Esby (talk) 04:48, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

Update Sitenotice[edit]

Hi Dschwen,

Please look at the comments in the edit window. The translations need to be updated aswell, else it has no effect. –Krinkletalk 23:10, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

Well, it has an effect in my browser. But you are right, just forgot it this time. Last time I checked there were only hebrew and english translations in any case :-(. --Dschwen (talk) 01:14, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Deletion velocity[edit]

Hi, why the deletion velocity of this image was so fast: File:Profilové foto.jpg? Only five hours in the evening. I would say, that you should wait couple of days?--Juan de Vojníkov (talk) 07:39, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

The image was tagged as speedy and looked like an obvious copyright violation. I did see no reason to kepp this on the site any longer. Images tagged with nopermission, nosource, etc. are a different story. I only delete those after 7days. Should I undelete the picture? --Dschwen (talk) 12:12, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

No, I have recomemded the user to send a permission to OTRS. So, when they got a permission they can undelete it by their own. Thx.--Juan de Vojníkov (talk) 13:26, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Deletion requests[edit]

Hallo Dschwen!

Ich hatte mal 2 Dateien zu den hiesigen Löschkandidaten gestellt, eine bereits im Oktober 2009: Commons:Deletion requests/File:Holzbriketts.jpg, die andere im März 2010: Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Tattoosafe_Ladengeschäft.jpg (hatte ich in der Beitragsliste eines Werbespammers entdeckt). Gerade die erste Nomination for deletion der Holzbriketts scheint irgendwie von mir fehlerhaft angelegt worden zu sein, denn hier sind die ältesten Einträge vom November 2009 (!), ohne dass der "Brikettantrag" bearbeitet worden wäre. Auch das andere Bild wird hier nicht aufgeführt... Was habe ich da nicht beachtet, kannst Du mir helfen? Grüße, Grand-Duc (talk) 12:23, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

Schau mal auf die Bildbeschreibungsseite von dem Tatooladen bild. In der delete-box stehen drei Punkte die Du abarbeiten musst. Du hast nur Punkt 1. erledigt, aber
2. Visit the deletion requests log and place the following code at the bottom:

{{subst:delete3|pg=File:Tattoosafe Ladengeschäft.jpg}}

3 Notify the item's uploader or the creator of the page by placing the following code on the user's talk page:

{{subst:idw|File:Tattoosafe Ladengeschäft.jpg|File:Tattoosafe Ladengeschäft.jpg}}

vergessen. Fuer sowas gibts ein JavaScript-Helferlein (als gadget?) mit dem diese Schritte groesstenteils automatisiert werden. --Dschwen (talk) 14:58, 21 May 2010 (UTC)
OK, danke für den Hinweis! Auf DE-WP ist sowas, insbesondere mit PPD's Monobook, einfacher ^^... Zumindest für das Tatooladenbild habe ich die vergessenen Sachen nachgearbeitet - wie soll ich bei dem Brikettbild verfahren? Könntest Du vielleicht eine administrative Entscheidung diesbezüglich treffen? Grüße, Grand-Duc (talk) 19:29, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Scrolling edit windows[edit]

I'm having a problem with the edit windows in Commons and WP. When the existing text doesn't fit in the window space, typing a space or a backspace (and probably other characters) makes everything to scroll up or down, way beyond the current cursor position. This is very annoying and prevents the normal use of the editor. What I'm doing now is to type the text in Word and paste it into the window. -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 15:03, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

What browser are you using? I haven't noticed this behavior neither in firefox nor Google chrome. --Dschwen (talk) 15:08, 24 May 2010 (UTC)
I'm using Explorer 8 (I was forced by MS). For some weeks, after the change in Commons' skin, the flaw disppeared. But is back again. Alvesgaspar (talk) 15:24, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Floods in QI[edit]

You might be interested in an ongoing discussion regarding QI floods of late, here. Cheers, ianaré (talk) 19:19, 25 May 2010 (UTC)


Ich weiß nicht ob du es gesehen hast. Wäre toll wenn du es bei Zeiten für mich stitchen könntest. --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 20:22, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Ja hab ich gesehen. Aber ich komme erst Donnerstag dazu. --Dschwen (talk) 22:03, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
Ich habe mich auch mal versucht. Wenn es dem "Meister" auch gefällt dann wäre ich mit meiner Arbeit zufrieden :-) Viele Grüße, --Alchemist-hp (talk) 22:16, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
Neee, das ist doch voellich schief! Wasseroberflaechen sind waagerecht, also muss die Spiegelung der Brueckenpfeiler senkrecht unter den Brueckenpfeilern sein. Deine Version zieht rechts total hoch (kippt nach links). --Dschwen (talk) 22:40, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
Alles klar. War nur ein Versuch. Ich lasse dann mal lieber den Meister ran. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 23:08, 25 May 2010 (UTC)
Mpfff, und dann hat er auch gleich den besseren Dateinamen in Beschlag genommen! ;-P --Dschwen (talk) 16:21, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
Daanke :-) Daniels werde ich nehmen. Aber natürlich auch noch mal Danke an Alchemist :-) Was mache ich eigentlich immer falsch, wenn ich Bilder stitche? Was kann ich besser machen? Wie kann ich Stitchingfehler vermeiden und verhindern und wie kann ich sie frühzeitig erkennen? Grüße --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 18:17, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
Keine Ahnung, ich hab ja Deinen Stitchingversuch nie gesehen :-). Was benutzt Du denn fuer eine Software (nicht um hier eine Diskussion anzuzetteln, sondern um zu sehen, ob ich ueberhaupt helfen kann). --Dschwen (talk) 18:42, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
Hugin, aber seit die alte Version bei mir 'nen Tick hatte und die neue Version ja nicht ging (heute bei den KEB den Grund gelesen...) nutz(t)e ich die letzte Zeit eine Microsoft-Software. Das Pano der Brücke stitchte ich jedoch noch mit Hugin. --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 19:01, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
bei den KEB ?! ;-) --Dschwen (talk) 19:49, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
ooookay... dann hab ichs halt da gelesen :-P Bleibt die Frage zum besseren Stitchen. Außerdem hab ich noch eine Frage: ich will heute Abend die gelben Heliumballons nochmal fotografieren gehen, die werden nämlich zwischen 22 und 1 Uhr beleuchtet (die sehen dann ungefähr so aus: [2], [3]). Kannst du mir Tipps geben, was ich besonders bei (solchen) Nacht-Aufnahmen beachten sollte? Viele Grüße --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 12:59, 28 May 2010 (UTC)
Uhgh... Stativ nicht vergessen, Belichtungsreihen machen. Ich experimentiere immer mit verschiedenen ISOs (kommt auf die Szene an. gerne kleine ISO Zahlen, ausser es ist zuviel Bewegung drin). Belichtungsmessung ist tricky, da die Kameraautomatik gnadenlos ueberbelichten wollen wird. Also entweder Manuell, oder versuchs mit -2 Stops exposure compensation. Viel Spass, viel Glueck. --Dschwen (talk) 13:09, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

Large image viewer[edit]

Hi Daniel. Thanks for providing this tool. I'm using it on all my pano's now (e.g. here). Cheers. Lycaon (talk) 21:54, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

You are most welcome. Nice to see you are into panoramics now too! --Dschwen (talk) 16:23, 27 May 2010 (UTC)


Hi Dschwen. I was browsing Commons and i found this obviuosly copyrighted picture. I wanted to ask you to erase it. Tnak you. 16:08, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

✓  Done --Dschwen (talk) 16:14, 28 May 2010 (UTC)


Hi Daniel, I promoted QI image here File:HangarsLR.jpg, and I believe I have done it right, but I cannot see neither my comment nor my signature. What am I missing? Thank you.--Mbz1 (talk) 21:17, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

Fixed, not your fault. --Eusebius (talk) 21:27, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Dschwen!
Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:


2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations").

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

CategorizationBot (talk) 10:39, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

Photo shop help[edit]

Hi Daniel, I took an image of a hawk with a mouse. The hawk was flying. The quality of the image is bad, but if it were possible to make a silhouette from it, it could have been an interesting image IMO. The question is how to make a silhouette? Thank you.--Mbz1 (talk) 18:04, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

I'm not a Photoshop expert, but with Gimp I'd use the curves tool to increase contrast until I have a black bird against white sky. It's fairly simple. I can give it a try if you give me the picture. --Dschwen (talk) 18:30, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
You are the expert in everything connected to photography :) I emailed you the image. Thank you.--Mbz1 (talk) 23:10, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

A time for one more[edit]

WikiDefender Barnstar.png
I award you the WikiDefender Barnstar for your bravery in defending the values of Commons.

—--Mbz1 (talk) 02:36, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

FPC discussion announcement[edit]

Hi Daniel,

Would you please remove the announcement at the top of Commons' pages about the FPC discusssion (I don't know how to do it)?. It's maybe time to close the discussion and implement the new rules. -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 08:00, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

use of your panoramic images for a game[edit]

hi daniel,
i'm interested in using some of your great panoramic images (as part
of a larger set of panoramas), for a little mobile-phone card-game.
i'd like to get in contact to you via email, so i can tell you 
some details and properly ask for your permission.
i couldn't find your email adress anyhwere, so could you 
please reply me to sirleto -AT- gmx -DOT- net
thanks for any mail,
daniel / sirleto


Hi, this image has the "location bot adviced" template since several month ago, but the bot never added the Location template. Is there something wrong with that image? Thanks Fale (talk) 06:49, 12 June 2010 (UTC)


Hallo Dschwen!

Ich hatte 3 Gänseblümchenbilder mit GPS-Daten in den EXIF's hochgeladen (A, B, C) und beim Hochladen manuell eine Geocodierung in die Bildbeschreibung eingefügt. Dein Bot hat nun allerdings dasselbe getan, sodass jetzt 2 Mal dieselben Geodaten in der Beschreibung stehen. Wäre es nicht eine Idee den Bot die Prüfung, ob schon eine Geocodierung existiert und diese mit GPS-Daten konsistent ist, beizubringen? Und soll ich jetzt eine der beiden Kodierungen rausnehmen? Grüße, Grand-Duc (talk) 11:48, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

Die frage hatten wir doch schonmal. {{Object location}} und {{Location}} sind zwei paar Schuhe. Prioritaet hat auf commons das Location template, welches die Kamerakoordinaten kodiert. Der bot hat auch schon einen check, ob bereits ein Location Template existiert. --Dschwen (talk) 23:30, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

Vielen dank![edit]

Thank you for explaining in German on my talk page. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 16:10, 16 June 2010 (UTC)


Hi Daniel, i've got a question respective a QI-Pic. In fact, I will crop this one little more to the bug. When I do this at the original pic what should I do with the QI-marking? Remove it and nominate again or does't it matter? Thanks mathias K 14:13, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

I suggest uploading as a new file. Otherwise: renominate. --Dschwen (talk) 21:28, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
Das Bild wirkt so wie es ist sehr schön. Einen Beschnitt (wofür eigentlich?) würde ich als neues Bild laden und als andere Version den anderen Bildern hinzufügen. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 21:41, 21 June 2010 (UTC)
Thank both of you! Then I upload a new one... @Alchemist: Ich dachte ein engerer Beschnitt auf's Getier wäre eventuell ansprechender, irgendwie hat mir der aktuelle nich mehr so ganz zugesagt. Gruß mathias K 04:11, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

File:Broken svg test.svg[edit]

Do you still need this? --DieBuche (talk) 23:25, 4 July 2010 (UTC)

Yes, please do not delete. It is a usecase for a javascript gadget that displays a userfriendly error message for broken SVGs. --Dschwen (talk) 03:46, 5 July 2010 (UTC)
Ok, kein problem--DieBuche (talk) 11:00, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

rm duplicate von File:CH_cow_2_edit.jpg[edit]

Guten Abend ;-)

ich sehe keinen Grund diese Bearbeitung als Duplikat zu löschen. Tut mir leid, wegen meinem Kommentar, aber die Farben sahen auf dem Original etwas flach aus. Ich wollte mit dem Kommentar aber eigentlich nur darauf hinweisen, dass es kein exaktes Duplikat ist und nicht dein Bild kritisieren. LG, Amada44  talk to me 21:56, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

some viewing errors, Large Image[edit]

please see here, are some viewing errors with LargeImage. can you correct them? thanks. Asybaris01 (talk) 08:29, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

I'd say it's an encoding problem... --DieBuche (talk) 13:51, 10 July 2010 (UTC)


Hi, I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask but it looks like QICbot is removing active discussions and nominations from the QI nomination page (see [4] for instance). Please could you take a look at it? Laurent (talk) 13:25, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

Collared Lizard 1.jpg
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Collared Lizard 3.jpg
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Hallo Daniel, mir ist gerade ein Bild aufgefallen, welches mit Sicherheit eine Urheberrechtsverletzung darstellt. Es handelt sich um dieses Bild

aus dem Kompass Wanderführer St. Jakob im Defereggental. Der Fotograf des Bildes ist vor einigen Jahren gestorben, so dass es auf keinem Fall ein "Eigenes Werk" sein und als Lizenz PD haben kann. Was ist hier zu tun? Vielen Dank --Itti (talk) 19:52, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Habs geloescht und den Nutzer angesprochen. Danke fuer den Hinweis. --Dschwen (talk) 20:19, 11 July 2010 (UTC)
Vielen Dank, habe jedoch noch eins gefunden: File:St Veit Deferegg.JPG, könntest du bitte nochmal löschen, ist aus dem selben Buch. Mehr sind es aber wohl nicht. Viele Grüße --Itti (talk) 20:23, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Hello. You have new message at Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Statue of Liberty 2009 1.jpg

Interaktiver Bildbetrachter[edit]

Dein Skript scheint seit 2 Tagen ein Problem mit dem Rendern neuer Bilder zu haben. Beispiel:File:Gdansk-greenBridge-gp.jpg. --Kolossos (talk) 18:41, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Oh, ok, auf dem Toolserver wurden einige libraries geupdated. Muss wohl was neukompilieren. --Dschwen (talk) 18:56, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
Aehh... geht doch. --Dschwen (talk) 19:02, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
Keine Ahnung, was du gemacht oder auch nicht gemacht hast. Es funktioniert wieder. --Kolossos (talk) 20:02, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

San Antonio Mountain.jpg
Your image has been reviewed and promoted
Congratulations! San Antonio Mountain.jpg, which was produced by you, was reviewed and has now been promoted to Quality Image status. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Quality images candidates.
RMNP Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel.jpg
Your image has been reviewed and promoted
Congratulations! RMNP Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel.jpg, which was produced by you, was reviewed and has now been promoted to Quality Image status. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Quality images candidates.

FP Promotion[edit]

CONM Independence monument 1.jpg
This image has been promoted to Featured picture!

The image File:CONM Independence monument 1.jpg, that you nominated on Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:CONM Independence monument 1.jpg has been promoted. Thank you for your contribution. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so.


--George Chernilevsky talk 18:04, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

FP Promotion[edit]

Collared Lizard 2.jpg
This image has been promoted to Featured picture!

The image File:Collared Lizard 2.jpg, that you nominated on Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Collared Lizard 2.jpg has been promoted. Thank you for your contribution. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so.


--George Chernilevsky talk 18:04, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

Rio Grande Gorge pano.jpg
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Congratulations! Rio Grande Gorge pano.jpg, which was produced by you, was reviewed and has now been promoted to Quality Image status. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Quality images candidates.
Mount Evans summit.jpg
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Daniel, I uploaded the files with the intention of being useful. After 6 months I see that none are used in WP projects. I agree with deletion. The descriptions are mostly in images and in Turkish. I guess that is insufficient for many international users and too specific for tr:Wp Thanks for informing me.

--Nevit Dilmen (talk) 19:26, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

New bot?[edit]

Hi Daniel, I know that you are good at writing bots.

A new bot categorizing pictures by EXIF Metadata would be appreciated. The parameters I think might be useful are:

  • Camera manufacturer
  • Camera model
  • Exposure time
  • F Number
  • Exposure bias
  • ISO speed rating
  • Date
  • Time of the day
  • Lens focal length
  • Exposure Program
  • Exposure mode
  • Metering mode
  • Flash
  • White balance
  • Digital zoom ratio

--Nevit Dilmen (talk) 21:54, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Mh, yeah, it would be even better if that functionality would be built in into mediawiki :-). Some of those potential categories would be pretty huge (like flash, whitebalance, ISO speed). I already worked on a bot for Camera Model catrgorization, but ended up using it only for my own pictures :-). The subtle problem with that is that such categories are already existing and they do not map 1:1 to the way the models are named in the EXIF. Another problem would be the accuracy or time zones of the camera clocks. I keep mine on UTC (but it is off by about 10mins still), so it would be impossible to determine Time of the day, as it depends on the longitude I'm at. The bot would have to categorize about 5 Million images. This would take a loooong time. All in all I think it would be more feasible to build a toolserver application with a query interface for the EXIF matedata. --Dschwen (talk) 22:35, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
TU for response. Yes I see it is a huge task. Toolserver seems to be the best solution.
Regarding time of the day, it might or might need not correct for a universal time, depending on the aim. The aim might be as simple as to find shots taken at morning, or those shot at noon. But that might also need to know the sunrise, sunset for the location.
--Nevit Dilmen (talk) 23:17, 20 July 2010 (UTC)
The problem is that I have no way of finding of which timezone a particular camera is set to. If a picture is geocoded I can determine the local timezone, but that is not sufficient as the two may not be the same (for example many people do not adjust their camera clock when traveling). So even finding which shots are taken in teh morning or evening will be very hard if not impossible without human intervention. --Dschwen (talk) 01:01, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.jpg
Your image has been reviewed and promoted
Congratulations! Rio Grande Gorge Bridge.jpg, which was produced by you, was reviewed and has now been promoted to Quality Image status. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Quality images candidates.


File:Fanny Brate-Sov så sött.jpg[edit]

If you wanna do the honours... we should have checked that category first time around. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 16:01, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, I thought I had, but now that I looked again, turns out I just looked at her gallery page, not the category. D'Oh. --Dschwen (talk) 16:11, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

What about the reviews of the QICpromoted template ?[edit]

Hi, There was a little arrow that showed the reviews by cliking it... It disappeared ! How coul I get it back ?! OldManonPhotoshop1850.jpg  Romanceor[parlons-en] 12:33, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Good question, I was just wondering myself where they went. --Dschwen (talk) 13:21, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
They are back. (somebody accidentally broke the template while translating it) --Dschwen (talk) 14:35, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
Many thanks. OldManonPhotoshop1850.jpg  Romanceor[parlons-en] 14:04, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

Flag of the United States[edit]

Could you please revert it back to the November 2009 version, the current colors have no legal standing, it's based on some non-binding, non-legal, non-authoritative document, using a textile based color standard that's no-way applicable to RGB in any way, shape, or form, which current conversions are based on one person's self research, and then selected for no apparent reason other then the lack of objection on the talk page, even though the pantone colors are specified directly in Texas Law As being the legal colors of the United States Flag, which surely trumps this document, Thanks. --Thegunkid (talk) 01:55, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Please take this to the image talk page. I'm watching it. --Dschwen (talk) 02:26, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
Which talk page, the main conversation has been taken to --Thegunkid (talk) 04:05, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Geocoding bot stuck?[edit]

I uploaded a few geotagged photos in the past couple days but the bot didn't generate location templates for them yet. Jim.henderson (talk) 13:32, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

It's working nicely yesterday and today; thanks. Jim.henderson (talk) 23:05, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Und der QICbot geht auch nicht?[edit]

Der funktioniert auch schon seit ein paar Tagen nicht. Vielleicht hast du ja bald mal Zeit nachzusehen was da los ist. --Berthold Werner (talk) 10:40, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Geht wieder. --Berthold Werner (talk) 13:54, 14 August 2010 (UTC)
Es kam vorhin etwas ueber die mailingliste. Kein einziger bot auf commons hat funktioniert wegen eines globalen bugs. --Dschwen (talk) 17:36, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

bot incorrect gps location[edit]

Ponte Piraí.jpg

hello Dschwen,

The bot made a mistake and added incorrectly the gps location of the image (the image in not located in Greece). I removed the location info from the image manually. Ggia (talk) 12:03, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

forget this note.. the bot added a new gps location that seems to be correct.. greetings Ggia (talk) 12:06, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Geocoding Bot[edit]

I discovered you bot (DschwenBot) today because he include the location in one of my photos (that to be exactly) and i'm wondering... The bot cam put the geocoding in all my latest photos? They are all in one category and have beem taked with same camera, so I believe that the bot will find no problems in do that.

Can you do that, please??

Best regards, Béria Lima Msg 20:44, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Hey Beria, the bot has been running for months now and should have geocoded every picture. But recent outages might have caused it to skip images. I'm instructing the bot now to take another look at the last two months of uploads. --Dschwen (talk) 21:23, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. Béria Lima Msg 21:40, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
Unfortunately, the bot does not discover the locations of pictures. It merely reads the coordinates in EXIF and converts them to Wiki coordinates. Your iPhone 3G has Autogeotagging but your Canon PowerShot G7 does not, so it produces pictures without coordinates. You must geocode your photos manually, before uploading or after. Jim.henderson (talk) 21:46, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
Merde! Why buy a camera if your cell phone is better in times like that. :P Thanks for explanation Jim Henderson. Béria Lima Msg 22:28, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
That's why I bought a en:Nikon Coolpix P6000 with built in GPS a year and a half ago. As one of the early GPS cameras it doesn't provide locations as reliably as a modern cell phone but it sometimes makes prettier pictures, and when it misses the location I find coordinates manually. I never intend to buy another camera for myself that doesn't do geotagging. Jim.henderson (talk) 11:12, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
The geocoding bot is working nicely (pleasant that it ran twice the other day) but the most recent photos including File:Sylvan Terrace Jumel HD jeh.jpg (manually tagged online) and File:Sohmer Piano fr RI jeh.jpg (bot coded) do not show me any roundels in Google Earth or Google Maps. Jim.henderson (talk) 20:42, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

Gadget Add Information[edit]

(Here I'm again...)

Dschwen, have any tool to see what image does not have the template {{Information}} in a category or page? Or a place where is listed all images who does not have it? Béria Lima msg 14:01, 19 August 2010 (UTC) 14:00, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Yes, there is a tool on the toolserver by Magnus Manske, . --Dschwen (talk) 14:16, 19 August 2010 (UTC) P.S.: That is per user. Let me see if I find one that is per category... --Dschwen (talk) 14:16, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! By the way, can you take a look of that user uploads? All images I see are copyvio (all cover fronts). Can you delete them and talk whit the user? Béria Lima msg 18:26, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
Looks like someone was quicker than us. He is already blocked and all uploads are deleted. P.S.: there is no category/gallery only version of that tool. You could request that feature here though. --Dschwen (talk) 19:14, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

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Quality images candidates[edit]

Hello Dschwen, QICbot does fine work. Sometimes nominating quality picture candidates I would prefer your bot notifying the uploader of promoted quality pictures, not me as nominator. How do you think about the idea? Cordially, --4028mdk09 (talk) 10:50, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

The first username that appears in the nomination gets the notification. This is usually your name as it appears in your signature, but if you add by User:uploader in your nomination, then the uploader gets the nomination (replace "uploader" with the correct username (Ex. File:BigPano.jpg|{{/Nomination|Chicago skyline by [[User:Diliff]]. Awesome image :-). --~~~~}}. Would notify User:Diliff ) --Dschwen (talk) 11:46, 28 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks a lot! --4028mdk09 (talk) 12:18, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Frage mit der Verwendung eines Bildes auf Sirenen-Wiki[edit]

Hallo Daniel,

wollte dich darauf aufmerksam machen, dass ich das Bild Tornado siren, Pesotum, Illinois, USA auf Sirenen-Wiki des IG-WaSi verwende. Die CC-Lizenz und der Urheber sowie den Quellenverweis wurde von mir angegeben. Weitere Bilder von Sirenen aus den USA wäre nicht schlecht für unsere Seite, da diese noch Ausbaufähig wäre.

Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland --Wall-E 1980 (talk) 21:43, 03 September 2010 (UTC)

Ok, prima, sieht gut aus. Bist Du ein Sirenen-Experte? Ich sehe in der Bildunterschrift im Sirenenwiki eine genauere Identifikation (ACA Allertor 125). Das koennte man hier auch noch ergaenzen. Tornadosirenen gibt es hier recht viele. Ich werd mal im Hinterkopf behalte noch ein paar zu fotografieren. --Dschwen (talk) 19:24, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Vielen Dank. Wäre sehr nett. Wenn du noch ein paar Bilder hättest, könntest du mir diese bitte an schicken. Vielen Dank. --Wall-E 1980 (talk) 15:43, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

I need help[edit]

Hi Daniel,
beim ausführlichen Brgründen bei einem FPC wollten leider meine Englischkenntnisse nicht so wie ich will. Könntest du bei Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Shoes of the victims of Majdanek.jpg vielleicht meine Worte ins Englische übersetzen? Wäre super! Verzweifelte Grüße --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 19:51, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Vielen lieben Dank :-D !! --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 20:58, 3 September 2010 (UTC)


What program(s) do you use for stitching? --The High Fin Sperm Whale 04:20, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Hello Whale! I use hugin for stitching (with enblend and/or enfuse for blending). There are a couple of "tricks" that I found important to get goos results: use vertical guides in panoramas with buildings, use horizontal guides when applicable (view of the ocean where you have a sharp horizon line would be such a case), use the finetune all menu option and throw out all keypoint pairs that cannot be automatically optimized, manually add keypoints to get even coverage of all frames (there are exceptions to that). Familiarize yourself with enfuse, it is a great tool as well. It is harder to get an up to date hugin version for windows than it id for Linux (not a problem fer me, as I use Linux only :-) ). I won't lie to you the learning curve is a bit steep, but the userinterface was improved a lot in recent versions. I absolutely love hugin. Once you master it it allows you to obtain perfect results. --Dschwen (talk) 19:21, 4 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! --The High Fin Sperm Whale 21:40, 4 September 2010 (UTC)
Oh, anywhere I could find basic instructions on using it? --The High Fin Sperm Whale 23:54, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
The tutorials on the Hugin homepage are a good start. --Dschwen (talk) 00:46, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks Daniel. I am forever in your debt. --The High Fin Sperm Whale 05:36, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

Geocoding per Bot[edit]

Für diesen Service wollte ich nur einmal Danke sagen :-). Es nimmt einen viel Arbeit ab. Viele Grüße -- Niteshift (talk) 13:07, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Bitte, gern geschehen. :-) --Dschwen (talk) 19:15, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Source of geocoding bot[edit]

Hi Dschwen, I wonder what the source is for the bot which did this edit. I doubt it's User:DschwenBot/source, because the bot adds the template under information. I'm asking because I would like to do some code reuse :-) Multichill (talk) 19:46, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Oh, btw, it's for this little toy. Multichill (talk) 20:24, 4 September 2010 (UTC)
I'll upload it later today. Off to go shopping right now :-). --Dschwen (talk) 20:27, 4 September 2010 (UTC)
I updated User:DschwenBot/source. --Dschwen (talk) 00:33, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
Thank you. Already tagged more than 10.000 images with location templates. Multichill (talk) 16:07, 8 September 2010 (UTC)


Hi, Daniel,

Could you please take a look at this? I'm not really interested in knowing whose sockpuppet this is or in making any blood. I just want to delete the offending page and stop the harassement for good. Regards, Alvesgaspar (talk) 16:07, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

Sigh, that guy just writes nonsense. He has no idea what QI means and confuses it with FP. The statistics he seems to pull out of his butt are plain ridiculous, just press the Random file link. Bottom line this is so stupid that leaving the comment on the file talk page would be a punishment for that guy by making him look like a complete fool. Just ignore it would be my advice. Or what should I do about it? --Dschwen (talk) 17:31, 9 September 2010 (UTC)
    • Maybe you are right. Anyway it might be fun to make a quick style and vocabulary analysis on that text and compare it with some names... Alvesgaspar (talk) 21:08, 9 September 2010 (UTC)
      • Yeah I had the same idea earlier today, triggered by a completely different sockpuppet case. It should be possible to calculate an edit-style feature-vector for every contributor (histogram of added bytes per edit, how many typo corrections, how many new typos(dictionary), amount of punctuation in relation to added text, namespace statistics, upload statistics), or to obtain edit-time correlations between editors, amount of page overlaps in edits (in particular discussion pages) etc. A very interesting project, for which I unfortunately do not have the time :-). --Dschwen (talk) 21:27, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

Panoramic viewer[edit]

Lieber Daniel, vielen Dank, dass du uns den Panoramaviewer und den large image viewer zur Verfügung stellst. Ich habe soeben mein erstes volles Panorama hochgeladen und festgestellt, dass der Panoramaviewer leider nicht in der Lage ist, Panoramen in voller Auflösung darzustellen. Das macht es beispielsweise für QualityImage-Evaluatoren schwierig, diese Bilder zu beurteilen. Ich denke, die Zeit ist reif für einen besseren Panoramaviewer, der Bildbetrachter auf Flashbasis wirkt sehr gut. Wäre es möglich, die beiden Tools irgendwie miteinander zu verschmelzen? Leider bin ich in dieser Domäne nicht in der Lage, was konstruktives beizutragen. --Ikiwaner (talk) 13:13, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Nein. Man kann sie nicht verschmelzen. Ich habe schon verschiedene Panoviewer getestet und noch keine befriedigende alternative gefunden. Der Panoramaviewer kann sehr wohl Panoramen in voller Aufloesung anzeigen, nur musst Du dazu die maximale Heapgroesse deiner Java Installation hochsetzen. --Dschwen (talk) 14:18, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
Schade, denn das Problem wiederholt sich: Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Panorama Notre-Dame de Paris.jpg. Das mit dem Heap space ist keine echte Lösung, erstens schaff nicht mal ich das, zweitens scheint es, als würde zuerst das ganze Bild heruntergeladen, jedenfalls dauerte es bei mir fast eine Minute, bis nur schon 1% geladen wurden. Die Technik ist vorhanden, das beweist [spamfiltered link|60GP Panrama], welches selbst mit meiner langsamen Internetverbindung in der Missionsstation funktioniert. Die benutzen krpano, basierend auf Flash. Wär das nichts für uns? --Ikiwaner (talk) 16:31, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Zusammenführen gleicher Abschnitte[edit]

Hallo Dschwen! Zunächst einmal vielen Dank für deine fleißigen Bots. Ein Vorschlag: Wenn der letzte Abschnitt auf einer Benutzerdiskussionsseite schon „Quality Image Promotion“ (aut idem) heißt, braucht der Bot doch eigentlich keinen neuen Abschnitt erstellen. Er ergänzt ja nur den Hinweis auf das Bild, ohne zu unterschreiben oder ein Datum zu setzen. Dies ist zumindest das Verfahren, das ich zur Übersichtlichkeit meiner Seite zurzeit mache. Übersehe ich einen Nachteil? Sollte auch keine allzu komplexe Überarbeitung sein, so wie ich das beurteilen kann. Grüße, —DerHexer (Talk) 16:23, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Ich bin halt faul ;-). Z.Zt. hab ich ein bisschen viel um die Ohren. Aber ich merke mir das mal. Tritt mir ggf. einfach nochmal auf die Fuesse! --Dschwen (talk) 16:27, 14 September 2010 (UTC)


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Help with panorama?[edit]

Hi Daniel, if I am to send you the originals for this panorama File:Devastation in San Bruno 2.jpg will you be able to fix perspective on the right? Thanks.--Mbz1 (talk) 18:32, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Sure, go ahead. --Dschwen (talk) 19:45, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

New proposal about changing the rules of FPC[edit]

is here.Cheers.--Mbz1 (talk) 21:34, 28 September 2010 (UTC)


Hi Daniel!
The VICbot has trouble (blocked)? With best regards, --George Chernilevsky talk 13:03, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

Hey George, I do not see any block entries for VICbot. What seems to be the problem? --Dschwen (talk) 20:27, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
This four candidates removed from candidates list, but NOT promoted (12:11, 2 oct 2010)
|Jak-18 Płock.JPG
|Robie Ried.jpg
with best regards, --George Chernilevsky talk 07:21, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
Now it is good. I have added these candidates for the list once again --George Chernilevsky talk 12:17, 4 October 2010 (UTC)


Vitruvian Barnstar Hires.png The da Vinci Barnstar
I just realized how awesome your geocoding bot is. Thanks for making it! Cheers, Rocket000 (talk) 18:13, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
Seconded. Lycaon (talk) 18:37, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
Yes. Beautiful and vital. Jim.henderson (talk) 01:53, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
Perfektes Teil, Respekt, hast Du gut gemacht! Viele Grüße, --Alchemist-hp (talk) 15:06, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

false camera location, why?[edit]

Hello Dschwen, File:Horssen (Druten) Rijksmonument 22640 Roedensestraat 10.JPG had a false cameralocation, I took a new picture, File:Horssen (Druten) Rijksmonument 22640 Roedensestraat 10 (2).JPG and now the correct cameralocation comes. I thought you liked to know this irregularity. Is it from camera failure, is it from my way of camera handling, or is it from your marvelous bot. The false location is nearly that of File:Bergharen (Wijchen) Rijksmonument 9297 Dorpsstraat 10.JPG, taken before. Greetings --Havang(nl) (talk) 14:20, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

DschwenBot: untag not so large ones[edit]

Hallo Dschwen, ich find die automatische Entfernung von LargeImage durch den Bot nicht so toll. Es gibt sicher zahlreiche Dateien auch unter 50 MPixel, bei denen die LargeImage-Vorlage Sinn macht. Zum Bsp bei dieser Karte ...da nervt es doch ziemlich, sich das im Browser ohne gescheite Zoom-Funktion anzutun. Gerade bei solch großen Karten ist der Flash-Viewer sehr hilfreich. Also: kannst Du die Grenze vlt auf 25 MPixel runter setzen, oder das automatische Entfernen ganz weglassen? --Alexrk2 (talk) 14:45, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

Hm. Ich koennte zusaetzlich zur MP Zahl noch checken ob entweder hoehe oder breite ueber einem Schwellwert liegen. Damit wuerde man auch schlauchfoermige Bilder erfassen, bei denen man viel scrollen muss. Wie hoert sich das an? --Dschwen (talk) 18:33, 18 October 2010 (UTC)
Weiß nicht. Es geht ja eigentlich nur darum, offensichtliche Nicht-Large-Bilder aus der Kategorie rauszuschmeißen. Oder? Also würde ich eigentlich alle Bilder wo entweder Höhe oder Breite >3000 Pixel ist, ruhig stehen lassen. Also quasi den Usern etwas Spielraum geben, wo sie die Vorlage bei Bedarf selbst einsetzen können/wollen. --Alexrk2 (talk) 20:14, 18 October 2010 (UTC)
@Alexrk2. Alternatively you could manually add the trick. I currently use this for medium large pano's. Lycaon (talk) 14:26, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
Or User:Dschwen/Zoom this one :-) --Dschwen (talk) 14:41, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

LargeImage tool[edit]

Dear dschwen,

Does your tool keeps a kind of cashe when loading an image? I try to view the latest updated image.. but your tools show me the first version of my image, link to the image with your tool: [5].

I tried refreshing my browser.. I also tried to use your tool + image using another browser but the same old version photo appears.

I enjoy a lot your tools (geotagging, LargeImage). Best regards,

Ggia (talk) 00:01, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

Yes, it does keep a cached version of the image. I haven't come up with a better solution yet, but I'll think about it. I hope I can easily get the modification date of the image on commons, then I could update the cached copy automatically. Let me see what I can do. --Dschwen (talk) 01:30, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
thanks for the quick answer! Ggia (talk) 01:49, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

EXIF and artwork[edit]

Hi Dschwen,

your bot adds the EXIF data in location template normally under the information template. Very nice and thanka a lot for your work :-)

Could you do the same thing for the artwork template too pls? See this edit from today to see how it looks now. Thanks in advance. Raymond 13:11, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Ok, if the bot does not find an Information template it now looks for an Artwork template instead. (there are still case-sensitivity issues I need to sort out though) --Dschwen (talk) 14:15, 27 October 2010 (UTC)
Wonderful. Thanks again :) Raymond 14:44, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

GPS-data not to be put by bot[edit]

Hello Dschwen, can you order your bot not to put GPS-dates to File:AduC 030 Lameth (A.T.V., comte de, 1760-1829).JPG. This file, taken inside, has the GPS-dates from an earlier picture, far away from that location. And the image itselves has nothing to do with any location. I took care to use the GPS off option for such pictures, forgot this one and may-be one or two more. Greetings. --Havang(nl) (talk) 12:49, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, now I know also how to do it myself. --Havang(nl) (talk) 13:37, 27 October 2010 (UTC)
You are welcome. (Hope it works like I intended :-) ) --Dschwen (talk) 14:14, 27 October 2010 (UTC)


wurde heute schmerzlichst bei bei QIC vermisst. Ist er krank und übers Wochenende in Urlaub gefahren :-) ? Kurztrip und er ist morgen wieder da? Zumindest ist er heute nicht aktive gewesen... Grüße --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 18:46, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

Und heute immer noch nicht, wenn ich das richtig sehe. So langsam könnten wir ihn mal wieder brauchen. Grüße, -- Felix König 13:21, 31 October 2010 (UTC)


Hallo Dschwen, ich hoffe Du bist der richtige Ansprechpartner bezüglich {{Pano360}}. Mir ist eine Kleinigkeit aufgefallen. Bei dieser Datei File:Bad Münstereifel Rathausplatz Panorama 13.jpg wird (bei mir) nicht die neueste Version (13:50, 22. Apr. 2009) im Panoramabetrachter verwendet sondern die alte (10:15, 20. Apr. 2009). Erkennbar an dem doppelten Torbogen an dem weiß/roten Haus. Ist weder wichtig noch dringend, aber ich dachte ich gebe mal Bescheid. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Jahobr (talk) 10:52, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Your userpage[edit]

Hi. Just wanted to let you know, that your 'latest pic' is not your latest anymore. That would be this (nice filter BTW. Any pictures you took with it?) --The High Fin Sperm Whale 22:18, 1 November 2010 (UTC)


Hi Daniel, could you please tell me what I have done wrong here? It was not me, who promoted File:KyotoTomb.JPG, but somehow it got my signature. Thanks.--Mbz1 (talk) 17:51, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Somebody must have had Javascript deactvated, and his signature got saved as the literal four tildes. When you edited the page the four tildes were replaced with your signature. Can happen sometimes, signatures on the QIC page only work with a script workaround that I installed a year or two ago. --Dschwen (talk) 14:23, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

Natl. Geo documentary[edit]

Hi Dschwen,

I'd really like to use your statue of liberty internal structure still in our documentary for National Geographic. Can I just confirm that it's free to use (all media, worldwide, in perpetuity) and please could you explain what attribution is required?



Hey Owen, you can use it, as long as "Daniel Schwen, CC-BY-SA" appears in the credits of each copy regardless what medium. --Dschwen (talk) 14:01, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Paris Pano[edit]

Hi, das sind erstmal die Parisbilder. In der Ecke oben rechts fehlt ein Stück Himmel (meine Blödheit). Wenn du es so ergänzen kannst aus dem Material gut, falls nicht oder nur mit großem Umstand lass es einfach weg und beschneide entsprechend. Viel Spaß --Wladyslaw (talk) 21:25, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Ok, danke schonmal. Bin allerdings die naechsten zwei Wochen extrem beschaeftigt (Konferenz, Vortraege). Bitte also um etwas Geduld. --Dschwen (talk) 23:40, 18 November 2010 (UTC) P.S.: Habe in letzter Zeit gute Erfahrungen mit dem Resynthesizer Gimp-Plugin gemacht, werde das mal auf Deinen Himmel anwenden. --Dschwen (talk) 23:41, 18 November 2010 (UTC)
Bei der Menge stößt mein Rechner an seine Grenzen. Das dauert Stunden.... --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 01:14, 19 November 2010 (UTC)
Wie gesagt es eilt nicht. Das Stitching von Ralf sieht schon mal gut aus, leider sind mir nicht alle Einzelbilder durchgängig scharf gelungen. Das 80-Bilder-Pano was ich demnächst hochladen möchte ist von der Schärfte durchweg ziemlich gut. --Wladyslaw (talk) 19:51, 19 November 2010 (UTC)
Obwohl wenn ich mir nochmals meine Einzelbilder ansehe sind die Aufnahmen nicht so schlecht, aber irgendwie wirken sie im Stitiching etwas matschiger oder meine ich das nur? --Wladyslaw (talk) 19:53, 19 November 2010 (UTC)
Da ent(ver)zerrt wird, ist die Schärfe immer schlechter als bei den Originalen. Ohne Verzerrungen gehts leider nicht. --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 21:39, 19 November 2010 (UTC)
Kommt natuerlich auf die Ausgabeaufloesung an. Wenn man die so anpasst, dass die maximale Flaeche jedes projezierten Pixel <= der Flaeche der Originalpixel wird, dann sollte es nicht unschaerfer werden. Ansonsten upsampled man das Bild, was ohnehin nicht sinnvoll ist. --Dschwen (talk) 23:13, 19 November 2010 (UTC)
Das verstehe ich jetzt irgendwie nicht, auch nach dem dritten Mal durchlesen ;) --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 17:03, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Night View of Food Bridge at South Wharg, Melbourne[edit]

Hi Dschwen,

I can see my contributed photo South Wharf Foot Bridge.jpg participated for Quality image candidate under my User's page, but I cannot see the photo is displyed in Commons:Quality images candidates from my computer screen at this stage. There have been discussions since I uploaded the image to Commons:Quality images candidates on 03/11/2010. Would you be able to check that at your end? Donaldytong (talk) 23:42, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

The image is still in review. It will appear on Commons:Quality images candidates once a final verdict has been reached (if it is positive). --Dschwen (talk) 02:57, 5 December 2010 (UTC)
Great. Thanks for your assistance. Donaldytong (talk) 03:55, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

QICbot issue[edit]

Hi mate. Just noticed that QICbot doesn't follow redirects. I happened to move a file while it was on QIC (File:175005 Newport.jpg), and it added thej QI notice to that page rather than the page it redirected to. -mattbuck (Talk) 13:20, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Oh, ok. I thought I already implemented that. Let me look into it. --Dschwen (talk) 13:44, 5 December 2010 (UTC)
Done. I had worked on that before, but the changes were not live yet. Had to do some more debugging. But it should work now. --Dschwen (talk) 16:54, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

Melbourne Grammar School Chapel Tower[edit]

Hi Dschwen,

I have just uploaded Melbourne Grammar School,jpg Melbourne Grammar School (Chapel Tower).jpg to QI candidate web page a moment ago, but it appears Promotion Template:(2) instantly. It seems something technical problem. Could you check it? Thanks Donaldytong (talk) 11:02, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

Of course it appears as Promotion look closely at your edit. You should use the Nomination template when nominating. Careful when Copy/Pasting stuff. --Dschwen (talk) 15:35, 8 December 2010 (UTC)
Thanks Dschwen for your advice. Now I see where the problem came from. Donaldytong (talk) 03:01, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

FPC nomination[edit]

Hi Daniel,

In the scope of the present FPC campaign, I've just nominated this excellent image of yours (slightly edited by me). All best, Alvesgaspar (talk) 19:10, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, but a version of that image already is featured. It should probably be linked on the original image... :-) --Dschwen (talk) 21:45, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

please talk to me before you delete photos[edit]

Hi there, i noticed you deleted one of my photos, please talk to me if there are any problems. thanks Mdupont (talk) 18:10, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

I didn't just delete one, I deleted a whole bunch of them (about 400-500). Please take a look at COM:PS. The images I deleted were so utterly out of scope and unusable that it warranted deletion on the spot. Please realize that you are creating unnecessary work for administrators by mindlessly dumping the contents of your memory card into commons. The burden is on you to select suitable pictures for uploading, and to supply descriptions and categories. --Dschwen (talk) 18:19, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
Ok, I will put them first on for selection and the move them to commons when they meet the criteria. aout the PS: ""Where a subject is rare and/or difficult to capture, even a poor quality file may be of significant educational value, especially if Commons has very few or no similar files already."" we have almost no coverage of Kosovo on commons, and we need to start somewhere. We will have to delete photos, I agree. sorry to waste your time, please give me more time to sort these out, I can only do so much per day. Mdupont (talk) 21:59, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
I wasn't even complaining about the technical quality of the images. The only cases where I deleted images for quality reasons were shots that were essentially duplicates of other shots (shutter pressed twice on the exact same subject). The stuff that remains could be useful if the descriptions were fixed and geotagged. Go ahead, do your thing ;-) --Dschwen (talk) 22:40, 23 December 2010 (UTC)


Hi. You just deleted the File:ഓന്ത്.jpg from commons as per deletion request at Commons:Deletion_requests/File:ഓന്ത്.jpg. But another admin had deleted that file before and I had replaced it with another file from Malayalam Wikipedia. So you deleted the wrong file because the deletion request was not closed. Can you please undelete this file? Thanks. --Sreejith K (talk) 18:32, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

Sure, done. The other admin did not properly close the deletion request, leading me to believe it had not been processed. Sorry about that. --Dschwen (talk) 18:45, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
I got it. Thanks for being quick. --Sreejith K (talk) 18:48, 23 December 2010 (UTC)


Hallo Dschwen!

Hast Du vielleicht eine Idee, wie man ein Inhaltsverzeichnis auf der linken Seite (der eigenen Benutzerseite) erzwingen kann? Das mir aus DE-WP bekannte __FORCETOC__ scheint hier nicht zu funktionieren, und das, was ich mir mal als Vorlage gebastelt habe, ist auch nicht so zufriedenstellend, weil nicht ausreichend am Rand positioniert. Wie kann ich das Ziel eines am linken Seitenrand befindlichen Inhaltsverzeichnis erreichen, kannst Du helfen? Ach so, eine Sache fällt mir noch ein: kann man hier auf Commons irgendwo verfügbare individualisierte Monobookscripte à la PDD-Monobook anschauen? Ich hätte zu gerne die Markadmin-Funktionalität... :-) Grüße und ein schönes Weihnachtsfest, Grand-Duc (talk) 22:54, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

So, TOC ist gefixed (ich hab das template auch angepasst, das kannst Du also wieder auf Deine Benutzerseite nehmen. Was sind denn Monobookscripte? Ist das so was aehnliches wie Vectorscripte? ;-) Alles was sich auf commons m.Mn. zur Einbindung lohnt wird als Gadget zur verfuegung gestellt (einfach in die Einstellungen schauen). --Dschwen (talk) 23:05, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
Hui, das ging schnell, danke! Liebe Grüße, Grand-Duc (talk) 23:15, 23 December 2010 (UTC)

* * * :) * * *[edit]

Ich wünsche Dir fröhliche Weihnachtsfeiertage und alles Gute und ganz best im Neuen Jahr!
--George Chernilevsky talk 12:52, 24 December 2010 (UTC)
Oh, no, I forgot to reply! Thank you, and Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you too. I really appreciate the great work you are doing here! --Dschwen (talk) 01:26, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

FP Promotion[edit]

Chichen Itza 2.jpg
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/FPCBot (talk)--Miguel Bugallo 10:59, 25 December 2010 (UTC)

Commons:Administrators' noticeboard[edit]

Hallo Dschwen!

FrobenChristoph hat sich hier über dich beschwert. Diesbezgl. in Kenntnis gesetzt hat er dich nicht.

Gruß, High Contrast (talk) 00:08, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

Es steht ihm natuerlich zu sich ueber mich zu beschweren. Mit seiner schulmeisterlichen Art hat er bei mir eine kleine Sicherung zum durchbrennen gebracht. --Dschwen (talk) 01:28, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

All the best for the new year[edit]

Great to see you are still active here :-) --Tony Wills (talk) 00:50, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

Right back at you :-). You've been laying pretty low lately, though. What happened? I had a busy year myself, so I haven't spent as much time as I wanted here. --Dschwen (talk) 01:24, 26 December 2010 (UTC)


Hi, I have asked for help in here, but nobody answers me. Since it is the first time that I have uploaded a photo, I really don't know if I have done every thing right or not, specially about licensing. Could you please help me? The website which I took the photo from, permits to use the contents of it only if the source (University of Tehran) is mentioned. What shall I do ? *** in FACT *** (contact) 13:14, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

Please to not cross-post. Talk at help desk and stay patient. I gave you a first answer there. Cheers --Saibo (Δ) 13:38, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

mein Lizenzbaustein[edit]

Nur der Fairness halber: Ich benutze jetzt {{User:Ralf Roletschek/Lizenz2}}: User:Ralf Roletschek/gallery, das ist der "alte", ergänzt um {{FAL}} und mit weniger Text. Nicht daß es heißt, ich umgehe hier irgendwas ;) Wenn du meinst, ihn schützen zu müssen... Ich mache aber keine unerlaubten nachträglichen Änderungen. --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 15:56, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

QIC - your question[edit]

Hallo Dschwen. Sorry, I copied the text from the guidelines "How to nominate...", adapted it an forgot to remove the =2. Wish you a Happy New Year. --Llez (talk) 19:48, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

South Wharf & Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.jpg[edit]

Hi Dschwen, I saw your comments in my QI candidate page. I did sharpen the image in my second uploading, but not fully understand "downsampling" mean here after reading your downsampling page. Do I need a special software to do that? Also I do not think my current Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 has a "denoise" function. Could you let me know your further guideline to improve my image South Wharf & Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.jpg? Thanks in advance Donaldytong (talk) 16:40, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

To not downsample your image you do not need a special software. In fact you don't need any software at all ;-). Forget about denoising and sharpening. If you are not using advanced techniques like masking then they will not yield an improvement. --Dschwen (talk) 17:52, 2 January 2011 (UTC)
You should look at improving the process of taking your picture rather than fiddling around with it later. In this particular case I suggest stopping down. Use an aperture of f/8 or higher (f/11). This will improve sharpness of the image. You could also try exposure bracketing (taking a series of images with different exposure times), and the exposure blending (using hugin and enfuse for example - see google). Make sure your tripod is sturdy and use a timer to minimize the vibration from pushing the shutter release. --Dschwen (talk) 17:58, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks Dschwen for your advice. Eventually I fully realized why my image is not sharp because of incorrect exposure. It is exactly as your comments said. For example, I should use ISO = 125 or 160, f = 5.6 or 8 or 11 as you suggested and shutter speed should be more than ¼ seconds or even longer to 1 second. I will take another try if I have the chance to go the place there next time. By the way, can I upload a new version of this file and then participate for QI candidate again? Shall I have to upload a different name file (same place and subject) because this South Wharf & Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.jpg attempt of QI has been declined? My last question is my another QI Melbourne Spring Street - Adam Lindsay Gordon Statue (1833-1870).jpg candidate was declined. The reason of decline is because of CA and strong halos from sharpening. I think this is most likely in the image post processing by the software. If I take a correction to eliminate CA and halos, can I use the same file, at a corrected version to participate QI candidate again? You might see I am doing my best to make you trouble. Thanks in advance Donaldytong (talk) 09:33, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, just upload over the old version and renominate (you should mention what you fixed since the last nom). --Dschwen (talk) 15:40, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Geotagging bot[edit]

Has it stopped? File:Manhattan Mall upper floors jeh.jpg and other recent uploads have not been tagged. Jim.henderson (talk) 15:22, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Hey Jim, thanks for alerting me to the issue. The server was reinstalled and a vital component for my bot is still missing. I have requested installation. The bot should resume work once that is sorted out. --Dschwen (talk) 15:38, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
The bot is running again. The toolserver admins installed a new version of the missing component. Unfortunately I had to rewrite parts of the bot as the new version behaved differently than the old one. --Dschwen (talk) 21:40, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

Miss Shimane 1.jpg
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Du hast Veto eingelegt... Um es mal klar zu sagen, mir liegt nichts an irgendwelchen Auszeichnungen. Ich finde aber, daß die Einschätzung des Bildes genau das Problem darstellt, was Laienmeinungen betrifft. Es ist unscharf, ohne Frage. Aber das ist Absicht. Ich meine, die Unschärfe macht das Bild interessant, völig scharf wäre es einfach eingefroren. Technisch machbar, das hatte ich aber nicht geplant. Der Tritt gegen den Kopf war schnell, das Bild soll zeigen, daß der Gegner getroffen ist. Der Kopf des Angreifers war relativ still, er ist scharf. Ich habe erwartet, daß der Unterschied Unschärfe und Bewegungsunschärfe nicht erkannt werden, daß genau das bemängelt wird. Und genau da sehe ich das "Problem" der Beurteilung auf Commons. --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 18:37, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Also, vorneweg erstmal: Es ist mir voellig wuescht ob dir etwas an "Auszeichnungen" liegt. So. Da hastes. QI ist keine Auszeichnung, QI ist der Versuch einer Qualitaetssicherung. Commons muss mit den Mitarbeiten klar kommen, die wir hier haben, und du bist herzlich eingeladen deien Meinung bei der Bildbeurteilung beizutragen (siehe unten). Ein Bild rauszupicken, das bei QI falsch eingeschaetzt wird ist sehr leicht. Ich wuerde sagen bis zu 10% der Voten haben gewisse Maengel. Das liegt am Prozess. Das Gewicht liegt darauf einen hohen Durchsatz zu haben um moeglichst viele gute Bilder zu Finden die den Kleks bekommen. Wenn ein paar gute durchfallen ist das Pech, aber kein Weltuntergang. Auf die Gefahr hin mich zu wiederholen, wir verleihen hier kein Bundesverdienstkreuz am Band. Eine gewisse Fehlerquote ist m.M.n. voellig akzeptabel, und sollte nicht zum Anlass genommen werden das Projekt zu verdammen.
So, noch etwas zur Mitarbeit. Ich weiss, das bei Dir eine Sprachbarriere besteht. Ich arbeite gerade an einem automatischen Uebersetzungs Gadget fuer commons, welches hoffendlich die Mitarbeit in Zukunft erleichtern wird. --Dschwen (talk) 19:16, 4 January 2011 (UTC)
Das Ding ist fertig, siehe GoogleTranslate auf der Gadget-Seite in den Einstellungen. --Dschwen (talk) 23:05, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

Tobacco Hornworm 1.jpg
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Tobacco Hornworm 2.jpg
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Quality Image Promotion[edit]

Collared Lizard 4.jpg
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CONM Independence monument 2.jpg
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Aspen downtown.jpg
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Hallo Dschwen!

Mir ist eben bei den FPC ein Bild aufgefallen, das bereits als VI und QI ausgezeichnet ist: File:Emperor-Dragonfly-(5).jpg. Ich kann nicht so recht die Auszeichnung als QI verstehen, denn es verletzt in meinen Augen durch das Herunterskalieren und das vermutlich starke Entrauschen (ISO 1000 und 50D passen nicht gut zusammen) die Richtlinien für Qualitätsbilder. Auf COM:QIC habe ich keine Möglichkeit gefunden, eine QI-Auszeichnung per Wahl auf wieder aberkennen zu lassen. Gibt es eine entsprechende Vorgehensweise, die Du mir erklären könntest? Grüße, Grand-Duc (talk) 15:06, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Wieso, es hat 5 Megapixel, und das Rauschen ist nicht so arg stark. Ich halte das jetzt nicht fuer eine derartige Fehlentscheidung, als dass man da einen Abwahlprozess fuer erfinden muesste ;-). Ganz im Ernst mal, ich weiss auch nicht ob es schonmal eine formelle Abwahl gab. Das koennte man natuerlich mal zur Diskussion stellen, ich fuerchte aber, dass das nuer ne ganz ueble Buechse aufmachen wuerde. Less es uns doch simpel halten, bis wirklich eine ganz krasse Fehlentscheidung passiert. Mein Vorschlag waere dann gegebenenfalls dass Bild im Consensual Review Abschnitt einzustellen. --Dschwen (talk) 15:33, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

QICbot issue[edit]

Please have a look at this - the bot removed a bunch of unprocessed images (line 341). Thanks. Óðinn (talk) 21:23, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Not a bot issue. The rules about unassessed images state that they are removed after 8 days of idling. --Dschwen (talk) 21:41, 6 January 2011 (UTC)
Oops. Note to self - RTFM :-) Óðinn (talk) 22:14, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

Chicago Theatre blend.jpg
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G'day. I was hoping you could replace: [[User:Noodle snacks|Noodle snacks]] ( with [[User:JJ Harrison|JJ Harrison]] ( when you have time (no rush). JJ Harrison (talk) 20:16, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Hey JJ, I already noticed your user rename. I presume you are talking about image pages only? Discussion and project pages would probably increase the amount of necessary edits a lot. --Dschwen (talk) 20:29, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
Bot is running. --Dschwen (talk) 20:45, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks (and yes just images). JJ Harrison (talk)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Uno Due Chicago.jpg
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Chicago Grant Park night pano.jpg
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Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Es wäre nicht das verkehrtest ...[edit]

... wenn du deine ebenso verzichtbaren wie auch offensichtlich sachlich nicht zutreffenden Kommentare in Zukunft in der Mottenkiste belassen würdest. Jemandem, der bereits seit Jahren in der WP unterwegs ist hätte ich eigentlich zugetraut, dass er die Versionsgeschichte lesen kann. Aber dazu braucht es wohl eher einen Sherlock Holmes. --Wladyslaw (talk) 19:38, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Aha, und was habe ich in der Versionsgeschichte (in dem IP-Salat) denn erhellendes uebersehen? Es tut mir natuerlich leid, wenn ich daneben lag. --Dschwen (talk) 20:00, 10 January 2011 (UTC) P.S.: ich habs mal gestrichen. Liege ich auch falsch, wenn ich vermute, dass es sich bei um einen anderen (auch Dir) lange bekannte Weggefaehrten handelt... ? --Dschwen (talk) 20:03, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
Wenn man meine Edit als IP verfolgt dann erkannt man sehr schnell, dass es sich um zwei IP-Ranges handelt und der Kandidat wurde von einer ganz anderen eingestellt. ist ein alter Stalker, dem ich mal den Namen Muffelfuß gab und der sich daraufhin auch selbst so genannt hat (], [6]). Es ist auch ziemlich offensichtlich, wer sich dahinter verbirgt. Allerdings interessiert mich dieser dämliche Second-Life-Kindergarten nicht weiter. Ich werde weiter meine Artikel- und Bilderarbeit leisten und mich nicht um Projektstörer kümmern. --Wladyslaw (talk) 20:20, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
Na ja, Kabel Baden-Wuerttemburg ist ja schon bei Dir um die Ecke... Aber ok, ich bitte hiermit um Verzeihung fuer das vorschnelle Urteil. Gruss! --Dschwen (talk) 20:27, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
Angenommen. --Wladyslaw (talk) 20:53, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
Hallo Jungs, bitte seid "beide" etwas friedlicher! Ihr habt doch so ein Geplänkel nicht nötig, es sei denn Ihr habt noch eine Fehde untereinander offen. Aber dann verpisel ich mich ganz schnell wieder. Grüße an Euch beide, --Alchemist-hp (talk) 20:24, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
  • Ich bin aber nicht der einzige Unwissende ;-) --Wladyslaw (talk) 17:49, 13 January 2011 (UTC)
    • Aehh, Dein Kranbild sieht aber ganz schoen arg verrauscht aus. Da haette ich gerne mal die EXIF Daten gesehen. Ausversehen mit ISO 3200 geschossen? Passiert mir manchmal. Sehr aergerlich! Habe ein Riesenpanorama vom Black Canyon of the Gunnison noch nicht hochgeladen weil ich vergessenhatte den ISO wert runterzudrehen. :-( --Dschwen (talk) 18:13, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Sehr geehrte fellow volunteer und herpetologist[edit]

Bitte zu hilfen mit dem Tanner-tiger, die Featured Picture zu machen. Es kann ihre achievement siehen. Injuldigunk fur meine schlete Deutsch. Es ist immer schwer un noch mehr mit meine Kopf. TCO (talk) 20:41, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

I don't have experience doing image restorations. Have you managed to upload it? How did you document the permission to release it under a free license? Has an ORTS mail been sent? --Dschwen (talk) 20:44, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
It's uploaded and thanks for putting in better version. Yeah, the OTRS should be all squared away. I have done that a few times and gotten pretty tight on my emails to nail it down, and the fellow mailed back a very professional and explicit (quoting the licence) acknowlegement. We are clear there.TCO (talk) 21:01, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
If you think it's artistically worthy and helps project to be a FP, then maybe there is some restorer who you know that can help. Otherwise at least we have the full size. I just can't learn restoration and do the work to do that. It was like rolling a boulder to even upload the image. Sorry, I am just incapacitated and need to ask others for help. It is no big deal if we don't get an award. Just thought it was the sort of thing that people would love.TCO (talk) 21:01, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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Hallo Daniel! Ich habe dem Bild ein Support bei den QIC gegeben, weil ich die Qualität in Ordnung fand. Im Nachhinein sind mir noch um die 6 Dustspots aufgefallen (bswp. oben links, neben der antenne und eine weitere Ansammlung mehrer Punkte). Ich bitte dich, diese zu entfernen. Vielen Dank und Gruß, alofok* 15:45, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Jo, hab sie mal entfernt (6 oder 7 Stueck waren es wohl). Nebenbei habe ich die Schatten leicht aufgehellt. Hoffe die neue Version sagt Dir zu. --Dschwen (talk) 16:17, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
Jep, passt nun. Danke alofok* 16:55, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
bei File:Colorado National Monument entrance.jpg haben sich auch einige dust spots versteckt... --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 16:47, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
Auch entfernt. --Dschwen (talk) 17:09, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
Danke! --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 13:03, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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File:UIUC Main Quad.jpg[edit]

Hi Daniel, habe gerade dein Panorama auf QIC begutachtet. Ich habe da zwei Ecken mit Geistern entdeckt. Einmal hinter diesem jungen Mann mit der weissen Mütze und dem Baseball-Handschuh im mittleren rechten Teil. Und dann noch im mittleren linken Teil, wo die junge asiatische Dame gerade einen Ball fangen will. Kannst ja mal schauen, ob man das noch fixen kann. Gruß --AngMoKio (座谈) 19:42, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Uff, ich habe gerade wie bescheuert nach den Panoramadaten gesucht. Noch nix gefunden. Ich hab eigentlich keine Lust das ganze Ding nochmal zusammenzusetzen :-(. --Dschwen (talk) 17:12, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

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Quality Image Promotion[edit]

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About Panoramaviewer[edit]


How to view the full resolution increase your Java heap space in this tool ?

Thanks a lot.

--ComputerHotline (talk) 18:52, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

What browser and OS are you using? --Dschwen (talk) 19:18, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
I'm using Firefox 3.6.13 under Windows Vista and JAVA 1.6.0_23-b05. --ComputerHotline (talk) 19:21, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
Ok, then you should take a look at this tutorial. Let me know it it works! --Dschwen (talk) 19:46, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
I've configurated JAVA but the problem always exits. --ComputerHotline (talk) 09:46, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

LargeImage viewver[edit]

Should bug related to the larger image viewver reported to you?

  • I am getting that at work, under ubuntu 10.04 LTS & firefox 3.6.13
  • I uploaded a new version, but I can't managed to refresh the image on the large panorama viewver.

Esby (talk) 14:58, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Hey Esby. Thanks for reporting the bug. I'm working on a fix, but I have very limited spare time right now. So please bear with me. --Dschwen (talk) 15:01, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
no issue on your limited spare time. Was just reporting the issues. Esby (talk) 15:53, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Bot problems[edit]

QIC bot

Is there a problem with QICbot? It was 14 promotion, but the bot only tag 11 photos. Best regards--Ankara (talk) 13:12, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

VICbot trouble

Hi Daniel, VICbot a trouble. Job not finished and freeze IMO.
With best regards, --George Chernilevsky talk 14:30, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Yes. Either the pywikipedia bot framework had a sudden API change or the bot hit an special case it never encountered before (involving redirect pages). Investigating. You can help by reverting all of the the VICbot changes. --Dschwen (talk) 14:33, 21 January 2011 (UTC)

Heute ist der QICbot abgebrochen. --Berthold Werner (talk) 13:14, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Dieser Edit muss zurueckgenommen werden. Ich habe gerade zuwenig Zeit. Waere nett wenn das jemand schnell machen koennte. Schaue aber heute Abend mal nach dem bot. --Dschwen (talk) 16:02, 23 January 2011 (UTC)
Ok, nevermind I found the bug and fixed it in QICbot. Now looking at VICbot. --Dschwen (talk) 19:43, 23 January 2011 (UTC) P.S.: Some images may be doubly tagged now..
VICbot has freeze again. Please, stop VICbot processing. I will finish it manually --George Chernilevsky talk 13:49, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
Disabled. --Dschwen (talk) 16:48, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
  • ✓  Done all right now. Incorrect renaming of an candidate was caused an error. Fixed and promoted manually. Please, run VICbot now for some other candidates. --George Chernilevsky talk 18:11, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
    • Ok, thank you George! What do you mean by incorrect renaming? Anything I can add to the bot to catch this error in the future? --Dschwen (talk) 19:04, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
This candidate page has inside link to redirect page instead of link to real file. Fixed, You can see history of edits. The VICbot is good "as is" and any update not needed IMO --George Chernilevsky talk 19:49, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Versteckte Kategorien[edit]


was muss ich machen, wenn ich meine QI in diese sogenannten verstecken Kategorien packen will? Viele Grüße --Wladyslaw (talk) 11:29, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Glaube ich habe es herausgefunden, kannst aber mal drüber schauen, ob es richtig ist. --Wladyslaw (talk) 11:33, 6 February 2011 (UTC)
Welche meinst Du denn? Hast Du mal ein Beispiel? --Dschwen (talk) 15:45, 6 February 2011 (UTC) P.S.: Ötlingen Bild gefaellt mir sehr gut. Muss ich noch mal eine pro stimme hinterlassen.
Meine eigene Category:Quality images by Taxiarchos228. Scheint soweit geklappt zu haben. Allerdings steht ich in dieser Liste Category:Quality images by user noch mit 0 Bildern drin. Braucht das einen Tageslauf, bis der Bot mich erfasst hat? Noch eine Frage: das Kategorisieren von gewählten QI muss man eigenhändig vornehmen, oder? Der Bot hat nämlich die heute gewählten Bilder nicht in Quality images by Taxiarchos228 einsortiert obwohl es zu dem Zeitpunkt schon bestand. --Wladyslaw (talk) 16:19, 6 February 2011 (UTC)
Der bot kennt die by User Kategorien nicht (eine andere Geschichte ist, dass die Namen der Kategorien dringend mal standardisiert werden muessten. Ich plaediere ja fuer ... Images by User:... um onwiki user von anderen Autoren unterscheiden zu koennen), Ich habe fuer meine Bilder einen eigenen bot, den ich periodisch laufen lasse. Wenn Du die Kategorie manuell zu Deinen Bildern hinzufuegst kann es in der Tat dauern, bis die job queue von Mediawiki die Zaehler auf den neusten Stand bringt. --Dschwen (talk) 16:40, 6 February 2011 (UTC)
Verstehe ich nicht: was hat die Vorlage {{PAGESINCAT:Quality images by User:XY}} damit zu tun, dass ich die Kategorie Quality images by User:XY von Hand fülle anstatt von einem Bot? Bedeutet das im Umkehrschluss, dass wenn ich es von Hand kategorisiere die Funktion PAGESINCAT nicht nutzen kann? Erscheint mir unlogisch. --Wladyslaw (talk) 15:04, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
Na ja, hast ja bestimmt auf KEB gelesen, dass ich eh immer nur unschluessiges Zeug labere. Bot oder manuell macht keinen Unterschied bzgl. der Wartezeit. Ich war mir nur nicht sicher, ob Du schon manuell Deine Kategorien hinzugefuegt hast, oder ob Du bisher nur auf den Bot gewartet hast (der das ja eben nicht macht -> 0 Bilder in Kategorie). PAGESINCAT kannst Du natuerlich in jedem Fall nutzen. --Dschwen (talk) 16:25, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
Aber ein Botlauf von mindestens einmal täglich wäre nicht so verkehrt, immerhin tut sich ja bei QI einiges. Ich habe mich bereits gestern gegen 12 Uhr MEZ eingepflegt [7], aber bisher hat der Bot nichts aktualisiert. --Wladyslaw (talk) 19:32, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
PAGESINCAT wird nicht durch einen bot aktualisiert, sondern durch die MediaWiki Software selbst. Anscheinend ist die interne job warteschlange sehr voll zur Zeit. Wundert mich auch ein bisschen. (mein privater bot fuegt nur die Quality Images by User:Dschwen kategorie zu meinen eingenen Bildern hinzu) --Dschwen 16:22, 8 February 2011 (UTC)



ich habe dir mal die RAW-Dateien des Uhrenturms hochgeladen. Wenn du möchtest kannst du Dich daran versuchen. Ich habe fürs HDR übrigens nur zwei der drei Bilder verwendet und zwar die beiden helleren; allerdings sie noch am Helligkeitsregler justiert. Hoffe du kannst die Nikon-RAW-Dateien lesen, falls nicht, kann ich sie auch in JPG verwandeln; ist dann auch deutlich weniger Datenmenge.

[8], [9], [10], [11] (auf das grüne Download-Symbol klicken nachdem du die Pop-up-Werbung entfernt hast, ist nicht gleich ersichtlich)

Grüße --Wladyslaw (talk) 21:36, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Du warst doch damals bei diesem Bild File:Toronto - ON - Schaft des CN Tower.jpg auch bei der Findung des Phänomens beteiligt, wenn ich mich recht erinnere. Derzeit wird bei der fpc-Kandidatur auf en.wikipedia bezweifelt, dass es sich tatsächlich um den Tyndall-Effekt handeln würde. [12]. Vielleicht magst du dich dazu dort äußern. Grüße --Wladyslaw (talk) 20:02, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Konntest du schon nachschauen, ob du diesen "Schleier" weg kriegen konntest? Ich bin ja immer noch der Meinung, dass es der Strahl des Lichtkegels ist und damit ein natürlicher Effekt. --Wladyslaw (talk) 13:29, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Children's Museum images[edit]

Hi Daniel!
We are about to embark upon our image upload and Tris brought up a couple of images that she thought you still had to upload. I reminded her to touch base with you about the background/caption for the images. The main one she's interested in having uploaded is the Zuni mask helmet. She should be in touch with you soon regarding information on this. Let me know if you are very busy and won't be able to upload it. I know you're very much in the throes of fatherhood! Thanks so much!HstryQT (talk) 21:41, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

You have no idea... we just got our second kid last week. --Dschwen (talk) 23:56, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Herzlichste Glückwünsche![edit]

Hi Daniel, wenn ich deine Antwort eins drüber richtig verstehe dann, kann/muss man ja ganz herzlich gratulieren! Das möchte ich hiermit tun!! Hoffe das alle gesund und munter sind und wünsche dir viel Spaß beim Vater sein²... ;-) Besten Gruß mathias K 08:21, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Schließe mich diesen Wünschen an. --Wladyslaw (talk) 09:42, 9 February 2011 (UTC)
Jo, danke! --Dschwen (talk) 15:39, 9 February 2011 (UTC)
Da muß ich mich doch glatt anschließen: auch von mir einen herzlichen Glückwunsch zum neuen Erdenbürger :-) --Alchemist-hp (talk) 16:29, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Category:Children's Museum of Indianapolis[edit]

Sorry about that. In my defense, I would say that this was discussed with the main protagonist beforehand. Sorry again though. Jean-Fred (talk) 16:50, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

No big deal. Cheers. --Dschwen (talk) 17:15, 9 February 2011 (UTC)


Ist das mittlerweile bei dir angekommen? --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 09:06, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

Ja, sorry, ich habe in letzter Zeit eine ganze Menge um die Ohren. Ich hab das dingsbums auch schon mal benutzt, muss mich aber erst noch in die ganze Schwarzpunkt-Geschichte einfuchsen. Nach stumpfer kalibrierung wird mein Display sonst quasi unbrauchbar. --Dschwen (talk) 17:56, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
Ah, sehr gut, dann weiß ich ja wo es ist :-) Laß dir Zeit. Gibt es schon weitere Interessenten? --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 20:12, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
Als ich damals gefragt hatte hat sich sofort Durova gemeldet. Aber die ist ja jetzt nicht mehr aktiv. Ich werd wohl nochmal rumfragen muessen. --Dschwen (talk) 20:42, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
Kannst du mal bitte ein Foto von dem Dingens machen? Ich will im Kurier auf .de was darüber schreiben. --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 20:56, 5 March 2011 (UTC)


Hi, I understand you are the person who takes care of QICbot. I have two things I would like to discuss with you and I am aware someone surely already asked you before bu I'll try. First, could the bot sign or stamp the date of promotion on discussion pages when it signals a promotion? This way it would be easyer to know when images were promoted. Secondly, could the bot add promoted images in the category [[Quality images by User]] automaticaly if it exists. This way the model counting quality images on people's page would be updated easily. Thanks a lot, Letartean (talk) 17:23, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Yes, I could make it sign contributions (isn't that a little uncommon for bots though?). No to your second question. until the Quality images by User categories is cleaned up that would be an impossible task. Let me rephrase it. The categories are a F**ing mess right now. There is no naming standard. This is just awful, we have:
Do you see the pattern? Right, there is none!!!!!!!!! I will not touch this stinking pile of crap until we finally settle on a standard and get it cleaned up. --Dschwen (talk) 18:04, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for your answer. Well for the first point, it could only be to put the date in title of the created section like ==Quality image promotion for [[date]]== because you ar right that a signing bot would be weird. For the second question, I'll say I'm not familliar with bot programming but couldn't you impose the category naming by doing the following:
1) add a if command to the bot like if category [[category:Quality images by nameofuser]] exists then add image to that category.
2) State clearly on the bot's page that it will only do it if the category has the form you've chosen.
This way, people would have to change their category name by their self and the bot would do it only if the category has a name pattern that you can predict. It's just a suggestion but I feel like a bot when I go and add my pictures to the category by myself... Thanks for your help and continue your good work! Letartean (talk) 18:17, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
I would choose the format Quality images by User:Username. Ok, let me think about it. I'm pretty busy IRL right now. --Dschwen (talk) 20:44, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

VIC - Fehler[edit]

Moin, immer, wenn man bei den VIC eine neue Kandidatur hinzufügen möchte (image, nicht set), erscheint da, obwohl man alles richtig macht und das "prefix" dringelassen hat, die Fehlermeldung "Please keep the 'Commons:Valued_image_candidates/' prefix." Dieser Fehler tritt nicht nur bei mir auf, könnte evtl. ein Fehler in deiner MediaWiki:VICValidate.js sein. Grüße, -- Felix König 18:34, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Das letzte Mediawikiupdate hat die Seitenstruktur so veraendert, dass das skript nicht mehr funktioniert. Habs erstmal deaktiviert. --Dschwen (talk) 22:30, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
So, script modernisiert und reaktiviert. --Dschwen (talk) 22:48, 19 February 2011 (UTC)
Jawohl, dankeschön. -- Felix König 11:10, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

Hello Dschwen, There is still an issue with the VIC nomination templates I fear. The code generated when pushing the button "Create new image nomination" seems incomplete; it gives "<includeonly>{{VIC-thumb</includeonly> |subpage={{subst:SUBPAGENAME}}|image={{subst:SUBPAGENAME}}", and the page can't be properly displayed. Here is an example. However, the VIC appears correct on Commons:Valued image candidates when added to the list, but it its no more the case when one tries to edit it in order to review it. Missing code :
<noinclude>=== File:filename.jpg === {{VIC
example. Would you have an idea to fix the issue? --Myrabella (talk) 16:41, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

Ok, I think I fixed it. Took me a little while to remember what we were doing there (intentionally breaking tags that heal themselves after one parser iteration... freaky stuff). --Dschwen (talk) 17:13, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
Almost :-) Now there is "VIC-nom-preload" written instead of the filename on the VIC nomination page, see this new example. --Myrabella (talk) 17:31, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
Oh, thanks, I missed that. Fixed now. --Dschwen (talk) 18:06, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
All fine now. Thank you very muck. --Myrabella (talk) 18:15, 20 February 2011 (UTC)


Hi Daniel,

sorry to bother so many people at same time, but what do you think about reverting Tomas' changes on FPC and block page from being writed, while we settle the rules of 50 edits thing ? We can't afford to have rules changing forth and back every 12 hours.

Thanks. - Benh (talk) 18:57, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Why did you[edit]

protect FPC? All the edit links are gone making it much more difficult for contributors to cast a vote. W.S. 13:37, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

One single editor has been edit warring about the FPC rules. Hm, I made sure not to cascade protect. A pity the edit links still don't show up for non-admins. unblocked the page. --Dschwen (talk) 14:08, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. W.S. 14:47, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
A solution could be to make FPC rules a _protected_ subpage and to include it on FPC page. Hopefully I'll work on that asap. - Benh (talk) 14:48, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
Sounds like a good idea. --Dschwen (talk) 17:51, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for having done it yourself. - Benh (talk) 06:13, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

String comparison[edit]

Hi Dschwen, Regarding this edit. I'm well aware of the ugliness of string comparsion in defined checking. However I did not / do not know whether this particular variable is globally available by being attached to the window object. Reason being the "var" statement for the QIVoter object (which may or may not be globally available either, depending on whether or not it's loaded as a seperate request without a wrappper function). When resources are combined the global namespace can not be assummed (imho it should never be assumed, but especially with the resourceloader). A variable should either be defined local with the var statement or global by attaching it to the window object. Right now both QIvoter and QInominator are defined local, so checking in window seems wrong to me. Right now the script is loaded raw as a seperate request so it will work fine, but I'd recommend defining it globally rather than assuming it is.

Anyway, thanks for the quick responding and even more thanks for the scripts themselfs are they're very nice! The detection of cursor position and toolserver api request is nice as well. –Krinkletalk 18:56, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Hm, good food for thought! I did not take the possibility of scope being wrapped in a function by the resource loader into account (that's what it would have to be, right?). I guess I should explicitly attach the objects to the window object in that case. --Dschwen (talk) 19:53, 23 February 2011 (UTC)



hast du das überlesen? Kannst du mir noch sagen, wo das diskutiert wurde und wo man die Regel findet? Unter Commons:Image guidelines fand ich nichts oder habe es überlesen. Grüße --Wladyslaw (talk) 12:36, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Das Proposal wurde hier ellenlang diskutiert und abgestimmt. Das Template stammt sogar von mir, schick oder ?   &#x95; Richard &#x95; [®] &#x95; 19:33, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
Jo, sorry, ueberlesen hab ich es nicht, aber habe gerade aktuten Zeitmangel. --Dschwen (talk) 20:44, 24 February 2011 (UTC)



wie kommt es, dass dein Bot gestern eine bisher nicht kommentierte QI-Kandidatur von mir bereits ins Archiv geschoben hat und andere nicht kommentierte des gleichen Tages belassen hat? [13] (es handelt sich um das Bild File:Statue Robert Stolz.jpg, von mir am selben Tag wieder manuell eingefügt und heute wieder vom Bot ausgetragen. Grüße --Wladyslaw (talk) 12:33, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Du hast als Jahr 2010 in der Unterschrift. --Dschwen (talk) 16:50, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
Stimmt, wie auch immer das passiert ist. Danke. --Wladyslaw (talk) 17:41, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
Aus technischen Gruenden muss die Unterschrift durch ein JavaScript Programm generiert werden. Dabei wird das Systemdatum von Deinem Computer herangezogen, und nicht das Systemdatum der Wikimediaserver wie sonst bei den Unterschriften. Da wuerde ich als erstes mal nachsehen. --Dschwen (talk) 17:43, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

TCMI Image updates[edit]

Hi Daniel
You've likely noticed that I did a bit of updating on your TCMI images. Tris got me a good bit of information and I was also trying out the Artwork template and Institution template that I'll be using for the uploads beginning this week. The Artwork template was suggested by Jean-Fred and it includes a great many fields that are useful for the type of data I have for each image. If I messed anything up on any of your image pages, feel free to let me know.
You'll notice that I have new filename suggestions at the top of a few of the pages. These were decided on by the curators and mirror what I'll be using for the images coming directly from the museum. I don't know how to move the file, so thought I'd leave that to you.
One other question - did you happen to get a good image of the glass sculpture, "Fireworks of Glass" on your visit? I need a personal photo with express permission from the photographer in order to upload one as fair-use in Wikipedia for the new w:Fireworks of Glass article. I thought you'd be an easy enough person to ask. (When it comes to the tagging and copyright of fair-use, I've done that a good many times through w:WP:Public art, so you needn't worry about me uploading it in some inappropriate way. Thanks so much! HstryQT (talk) 20:11, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. As for the "Fireworks of Glass", I did not even bother taking a single picture of it. Didn't think of fair use. --Dschwen (talk) 20:44, 1 March 2011 (UTC)


Hi Dschwen; Thank you for Zoom.[14] I like it a lot. Walter Siegmund (talk) 23:25, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Heh, thank you :-). Is that in the spirit of [Commons-l] Friendliness & Lack of User Recognition? ;-) --Dschwen (talk) 15:57, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
It is in that spirit, but was prompted by my delight in the tool and positive comments from friends to whom I sent the link. I'd mostly forgotten the discussion to which you allude, before you reminded me. Forgive me if you are one who "does not want ... 'praise' and 'recognition'" for {{zoom}}. Best wishes, Walter Siegmund (talk) 20:18, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Laling fort coordinates on Wikiminiatlas[edit]


Could you please have a look at the wikiminiatlas on the right hand side of this geohack page, displaying en:Laling fort on the Chad-Libya border, North of Lake Yoa, in Africa, although this fort is supposed to be located in India. To see the problem, you need to zoom out by clicking "-" once for viewing the Chad-Libya border together with Lake Yoa. Alternatively, you may use this link. I can't see anything wrong on the coodinate template at en:Laling fort, so I am afraid this is a bug of wikiminiatlas, or a bug in the toolserver's database refresh. Teofilo (talk) 17:36, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

The coordinate database is not in sync. I had some problems on the toolserver. Let me take a look... --Dschwen (talk) 18:08, 3 March 2011 (UTC)


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Quality image: File:Nice_tramway_place_Garibaldi.jpg[edit]

This image is in the wrong category, can you fix this plz? Banangraut (talk) 20:57, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Moved it to the Rail section. How did that happen? --Dschwen (talk) 23:40, 6 March 2011 (UTC) Banangraut (talk) 20:07, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
Actually this edit is the reason :-). George has been doing most of the QI sorting, and this is the first time I see he made a mistake. I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often. --Dschwen (talk) 21:36, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

State reptiles[edit]

Konnte Sie bitte zu meine FLC kommen und eine review geben? Ich brauche mehr reviewers.


TCO (talk) 23:56, 10 March 2011 (UTC)



I'm trying to get some pictures done of Chicago for my Dad's birthday. I'm looking at using your 'Chicago' image, and a picture of 'Willis Tower'.

Would this be ok? It would be an A4 picture.


Sure, knock yourself out. Happy Birthday. --Dschwen (talk) 18:41, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

Geolocation of Image:Igrise - spomenik IMG 6210.jpg[edit]

Hello, Dschwen! There seems to be a problem with GPS tag of Image:Igrise - spomenik IMG 6210.jpg - namely, the bot didn't recognize that it has GPS information, although it was tagged with "GPS EXIF". I can always add GPS information by hand, but anyway, would you happen to know the reason for the failed attempt? --romanm (talk) 17:00, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for notifying me of that problem. I rely on user feedback like yours to keep the bot operating smoothly. I found a small bug that was triggered on a rare occasion (redirect page for a GPS tagged image). The bug is fixed and your image is now tagged. --Dschwen (talk) 22:07, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
You're welcome. Thank you for fixing it! --romanm (talk) 07:00, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Belated robotags[edit]

I was thinking of complaining that many of my pictures uploaded this week had not been geotagged despite having EXIF coordinates, thus making me retag them online. Now I see that ten of those have received hidden suggested locations from the bot. Better late than never; should I thank you for repairing something or was it merely a mysterious glitch? Jim.henderson (talk) 21:56, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, see the complaint above. The bot ran into an image redirect, which it could not properly handle yet. I thought i fixed that issue, but it was for another bot. So anyhow, now the bot can finish his runs. I might have to re-run it manually for images a few more days back, but other than that it should work now. --Dschwen (talk) 22:04, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
Ah. I was reluctant to complain, fearing that my slapdash EXIF coding methods were at fault. The better of my cameras seldom actually writes a geotag in the city, and the other often writes inaccurate ones, and I use two different programs to write rough tags where none exist and refine the rough ones, and the whole messy system goes wrong often. So, it was just a matter of the bot getting stuck on a bad picture file without a statistical alarm to say, "Alert! Today we only wrote 200 instead of the usual 500 geotags!" or whatever. Anyway it's always pleasant when a glitch turns out to be not my fault, but it would have been fixed quicker if I had the courage to speak up. Jim.henderson (talk) 21:31, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Softwarehilfe erhofft[edit]

Hallo Dschwen!

Ich habe ein kleines Problem mit dem QInominator-Gadget, dass wie ich eben sah sogar von dir stammt. Durch Unerfahrenheit hatte ich heute Morgen bei der Nominierung eines QIC mittels Helferlein das Problem, dass noch keine neue Datumszeile da war und der Quelltext eher unübersichtlich ist, weswegen ich dann meine Nominierung lieber komplett manuell eingegeben habe ohne die Helferlein-Version abzuspeichern. Jetzt schleppe ich nur seitdem dieses eine Bild als "already nominated" mit mir herum, gibt es irgendwie eine Möglichkeit, dem Ding beizubringen, dass diese Nominierung von Hand eingegeben wurde? Helferlein deaktivieren und reaktivieren sowie Browsercache löschen blieben ohne Effekt. Grüße, Grand-Duc (talk) 20:48, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Du kannst den qinominator cookie loeschen mit dem sich das script die ausgewaehlten Bilder merkt. Aber warum stoert Dich das ueberhaupt? Und ausserdem sollte versuchtes Einfuegen der Nominierung auf COM:QIC den Cookie auch geloescht haben. Wunder. --Dschwen (talk) 20:57, 26 March 2011 (UTC)
Wieviele Cookies werden gesetzt? Ich hatte noch einen, der den Nominierungstext enthielt und "qi nomtext" oder so ähnlich hieß. Danke für den Cookie-Hinweis! :-) Grüße, Grand-Duc (talk) 21:08, 26 March 2011 (UTC)
Zwei, einen fuer die erste Generation des Algorithmus, und einen fuer die neue zweite Generation (work in progress). --Dschwen (talk) 22:54, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Request to use image[edit]

Hello Dschwen,

While looking for a nice image of the Lorenz attractor, I found your Lorenz_attractor.svg.

I would like to use it for the cover of the program for a conference of the California Mathematics Council.

Is this acceptable? Also, would you be willing to send me a higher resolution file of the image?

Best regards,

John Martin

Sure, feel free to use it. The Image is in SVG format. This is already maximum print quality (vectorial rather than pixel based). --Dschwen (talk) 00:52, 27 March 2011 (UTC)



der QI-Bot hat heute mitten in seinem Tagwerk aufgehört und seine Arbeit unvollendet gelassen. Kannst Du mal schauen, was los ist? Danke und Grüße --Wladyslaw (talk) 13:16, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Heute scheint der Bot korrekt gearbeitet zu haben, allerdings hat er die gestern abgelaufenen Bilder nur zu einem Bruchteil verarbeitet. Lässt sich das durch den Bot nachholen oder muss man das von Hand korrigieren? --Wladyslaw (talk) 12:19, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
Oh, schonwieder uebersehen! Die einfachste Prozedur ist es die entfernten Kandidaten vom kaputten Botlauf wieder uaf die QIC seite zurueck zukopieren. Dazu geht man auf die Archiv-Seite (archiviert wurden die Kandidaten doch, oder?) Und kopiert den ganzen Block der Kandidaten des Tages raus (das ist einfacher als zu versuchen auf der QIC Seite den bot-edit rueckgaengig zu machen. Die kandidaten fuegt man am besten unter einer eigenen Abschnittsueberschrift ("Do not touch") ein. Ich kann das gerne in etwa zwei Stunden machen. --Dschwen (talk) 12:33, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
Bin mir nicht sicher, ob alle Kandidaten archiviert wurden, möglich. Der Bot hat jedenfalls bei der Auszeichnung von drei, vier Bildern plötzlich abgebrochen. Mach Du das besser, Du kennst die Systematik des QI und der Botprozedur besser als ich. Auf ein paar Stunden kommt es ja nicht an. Danke und Grüße --Wladyslaw (talk) 12:40, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Changes in blocked file[edit]

About a day you have uploaded a new version of the blocked image "Benni_Cellini_Matrix_Bochum_2010_1.jpg". There are temporally a few discussions about removing watermarks in cc-by-sa-images ongoing. Although a information on the filepage is shown, removing watermarks is not permitted, you uploaded a new version again. Please undo this as soon as possible. -- L3XLoGiC (talk) 14:43, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Of course it is permitted, the image is licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0. The attribution is given, the license does not force the attribution to be given as a watermark. Removal of watermarks is furthermore consensus on commons. --Dschwen (talk) 18:33, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
Ich sehe gerade, dass du ja auch deutsch sprichst: Nein, meiner Meinung nach ist es eben nicht erlaubt. Wie bereits schon an anderen Stellen erwähnt, sagt die Lizenz im §4a: Bei jeder Kopie des Schutzgegenstandes, die Sie verbreiten oder öffentlich zeigen, müssen Sie alle Hinweise unverändert lassen, die auf diese Lizenz und den Haftungsausschluss hinweisen.
Du hast aber nun einen dieser Hinweise entfernt, der auf die Lizenz hinwies. Daher ist es nicht gestattet. Bitte stelle die Originaldatei wieder her - oder lösche das ganze Bild - ganz wie du willst. -- L3XLoGiC (talk) 07:56, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
PS: Auch wenn es in der Wikiwelt hier bereits als einheitlicher Wille der User gilt und es hierzu auch entsprechende Regelungen gibt, setzt das noch lange nicht geltendes Recht ausser kraft. Auch die Wikiwelt hat sich an die Lizenz zu halten. -- L3XLoGiC (talk) 08:05, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
Die Hinweise wurden inhaltlich unveraendert gelassen. Was Du verlangst wuerde einer ND lizenz entsprechen. Die hast Du allerdings nicht gewaehlt. --Dschwen (talk) 14:42, 1 April 2011 (UTC) P.S.: §4c Die nach diesem Abschnitt 4.c) erforderlichen Angaben können in jeder angemessenen Form gemacht werden; --Dschwen (talk) 14:52, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

bot pulling pictures that are neither promoted or declined[edit]

These are the pictures the bot pulled:

See for history --Tyw7  (☎ Contact me! • Contributions)   Changing the world one edit at a time! 12:14, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

Check out the QIC rules. Images that have not been commented on for 8 days will be removed. --Dschwen (talk) 12:34, 2 April 2011 (UTC)
Oh --Tyw7  (☎ Contact me! • Contributions)   Changing the world one edit at a time! 13:28, 2 April 2011 (UTC)


Hallo Daniel,

ich nutze seit einigen Tagen dein QI-Tool. Tolle Sache: vereinfacht die Prozedur erheblich. Mir ist eine Kleinigkeit aufgefallen: wenn bereits eine englischsprachige Bildbeschreibung existiert dann übernimmt er sie, was grundsätzlich sinnvoll ist. Bei mir kopiert er sie aber immer zweimal hinein. Mache ich was falsch oder ist das ein Bug im Programm? Kannst du ja mal in nächster Zeit anschauen wenn Du dazu kommst. Ist nichts Eiliges. Grüße Wladyslaw (talk) 09:11, 6 April 2011 (UTC)

Hm, hast Du mal ein Beispiel-Bild? Ich hab auf die schnelle nur Bilder ohne englische Beschreibung bei Dir gefunden. --Dschwen (talk) 14:24, 6 April 2011 (UTC)
Ich habe heute diese Bilder z.B. File:Duale Hochschule BW - Lörrach.jpg, File:Duale Hochschule BW - Lörrach - Bibliothek.jpg um eine englische Beschreibung ergänzt. Da ich meistens daran denke, lösche ich die überflüssige doppelte Beschreibung im Nominierungstext heraus. Ich kann Dir davon auch gerne einen Bildschirmausdruck machen. --Wladyslaw (talk) 14:37, 6 April 2011 (UTC)
Welchen Browser benutzt Du denn? --Dschwen (talk) 14:45, 6 April 2011 (UTC)
je nachdem wo ich gerade bin Firefox 3.6 (portable) oder den neuen 4.0er. --Wladyslaw (talk) 14:52, 6 April 2011 (UTC)
Ok, danke fuer den Hinweis. Ich habe das Script korrigiert und in meinem FF4 taucht die Beschreibung jetzt nicht mehr doppelt auf. --Dschwen (talk) 22:26, 7 April 2011 (UTC)
Klappt bei mir nun auch einwandfrei. Danke. --Wladyslaw (talk) 06:37, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

Geocoded media count[edit]

Hi Dschwen; I tried to add content to the 10 M press release.[16] It seems inconsistent with the numbers that you and Para quote at Commons_talk:Geocoding/Archive_3#Milestone. What am I doing wrong? Best wishes, Walter Siegmund (talk) 02:43, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

What is the inconsistency? I have been reworking my extraction process, I could give you an updated count later today. My last number is from July'10: 643480 images with camera location. --Dschwen (talk) 12:04, 16 April 2011 (UTC)
Is the number produced by your extraction process defined in a different manner from the 2,292,615 quoted by Category:Media_with_locations? Is one more accurate than the other? Thank you, Walter Siegmund (talk) 14:55, 16 April 2011 (UTC)
I'm only counting camera locations and my number is 8 months old. Cannot recount right now as I'm transitioning my extraction process and have little to no time to work on it right now. I thought the old way would still work to give you an up to date estimate, but it didn't, sorry. --Dschwen (talk) 17:03, 16 April 2011 (UTC)


Hi Dschwen, kann man in dem IIP Image Viewer ein einmal intern gecachtes Bild wieder aus dem Cache entfernen (z.B. wenn eine neue Bildversion drübergeladen wurde) oder fliegt das nach einer gewissen Zeit von selbst raus? Viele Grüße, --Quartl (talk) 07:17, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

A few pix didn't get geotagged[edit]

Most of my uploads have gotten their bot geotag but File:HMS Gloucester D96 Manhattan Terminal jeh.jpg and three 187th Street pictures uploaded earlier that evening did not. Not a problem, since I tagged them online (except where roundels are already dense on the map) but thought you might want to know. Jim.henderson (talk) 11:33, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:2002-issue Euro cent obverse.jpg[edit]

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VICbot missing vlosed VI's[edit]

Hi. It looks as though VICbot is having troubles with two nominations over at VI candidates. Both "Nomocharis pardanthina, RBGE 2010, 2.jpg" and "Helichrysum ecklonis, RBGE 2010.jpg" were closed before some nominations which has since been dealt with by VICbot so I'm guessing there is some formatting to which the bot is sensitive. /Lokal_Profil 13:06, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Fixed by George Chernilevsky. Seems to be linked to the fact that --~~~~ gives a plain username link on e.g. the QI page but the normal signature (which in my case includes links to contributions and talk page) on the VI pages... which in turn stops the bot. /Lokal_Profil 13:12, 26 April 2011 (UTC)


I was copying some of my old pre-digital photographs with my iphone - and the bot has located the photos that I copied - from the iphone location - which has no relation whatsoever to the images - I will remember to turn off location when copying my old photos in future ... sigh SatuSuro (talk) 14:32, 28 April 2011 (UTC) IS there anyway I can stop the bot coming back to the images? SatuSuro (talk) 14:35, 28 April 2011 (UTC) OR do I need to delete, and re-photograph my originals from a camera that has no location/exif date loaded? SatuSuro (talk) 14:57, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

The bot should not come back after it has visited the image once. If it does that would be a bug. Do you have an example? --Dschwen (talk) 16:23, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
If that is the case I will simply remove the incorrect exif material - thank you for your reply - cheers SatuSuro 23:44, 28 April 2011 (UTC) I will have to remove all the images because the data is very wrong SatuSuro 12:41, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
Leave the images. I'll fix it when I get to it. Give me a few days please. --Dschwen 12:47, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
No problems - sorry to have been a nuisance - I took 2 off - Ill leave the rest - take your time no rush SatuSuro (talk) 12:19, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

Bilder in <gallery> automatisch nummerieren?[edit]

Siehst du da eine Möglichkeit? Ich denke, das ist nicht vorgesehen, könnte man da etwas "programmieren"? Wenn du mir sagst, wo ich anzusetzen habe, würde ich das auch selbst mal versuchen. --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 18:39, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Das kann man recht einfach programmieren. Moechtest Du das fuer Deinen Eigenbedarf haben? Also moechtest nur Du die Nummern sehen? Oder moechtest Du, dass die Nummern beim Bearbeiten einer Galerie automatisch fuer alle sichtbar aktualisiert werden (etwas komplizierter)? Oder moechtest Du generell in einem Prokekt alle Galleriecaptions mit einer laufenden Nummer versehen? --Dschwen 05:15, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
Ich habe mir verschiedenes an Möglichkeiten auf zusammengetragen. Meine ursprüngliche Idee entsammte den Denkmallisten, da habe ich meine Fotos in Galerien "abgekippt", andere Benutzer haben sie dann in die entsprechenden Tabellen eingearbeitet, weil ich komplexe Tabellen eher kaputtmache als daß ich sie vervollständige. Nachdem "Zeile A, Spalte B" nicht funktionierte (klar), mußte ich durchbeschriften, selbst das war nicht immer eindeutig. Nun kommt noch ein dienstlicher Bedarf hinzu, also bin ich auf dem Weg, das irgendwie zu lösen. Sicher, das mit den References funktioniert halbwegs, ist aber nicht wirklich elegant und man benötigt die Fußnoten auch nicht. Das mit der CSS habe ich noch nicht probiert. Meine Wunschvorstellung wäre sowas wie eine Lösung über Anker: Irgendwo beliebig auf der Seite (und damit quasi Wiki-weit) verlinkt man auf etwas, was z.B. ein Bild in einer Galerie, in einer Tabelle oder aber auch ein Text (Zitat oder so) ist, das Linkziel wiederum wird nur durchnummeriert. Von der Funktion her ist das ja unser references, nur eben anders umgesetzt. Verstehst du, was ich meine? --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 09:07, 2 May 2011 (UTC)


You maintain a script to randomize galleries. Please take a look at this thread and help. Thanks, theMONO 03:43, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Fixed, I rewrote the shuffling routine. --Dschwen 05:10, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
I know you're busy but till next year you can think about the following problem: A user complained that when he returned in R1, the images were arranged in a new order. Therefore it would be nice to have a routine that shuffles the files dependent on wgUserName or saves the order in cookie. Lots of "random generators" accept arguments but not JavaScript.Math's one.
BTW do you have an idea how to ease the voting system next year. MediaWiki seems not the best platform for these purposes.
Yours faithfully -- RE rillke questions? 18:44, 31 May 2011 (UTC)

Bot stopped?[edit]

I noticed that none of the pictures I uploaded on April 30, May 1 and May 2 have been geotagged despite having EXIF tags. Has the bot quit working? Jim.henderson (talk) 21:32, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

It was operating again, but did not tag any of my pictures today or yesterday. Jim.henderson (talk) 14:39, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

It operated during the remainder of May but not today or yesterday. Jim.henderson (talk) 17:31, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, this is due to a software update on the toolserver. A crucial library my bot needs will only be available tomorrow. Nothing I can do about that. --Dschwen (talk) 21:03, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

I hope it can be repaired soon. It is sorely missed. Jim.henderson (talk) 13:17, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Hear, hear! --romanm (talk) 07:36, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

The toolserver administrator has installed the missing library. The bot is currently catching up with extractions from the last two weeks. --Dschwen (talk) 16:26, 17 June 2011 (UTC)


Schau mal Gruß 12:54, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

Oh, fein. --Dschwen (talk) 14:45, 4 May 2011 (UTC)



wie kommt es, dass der QI Bot diese zwei File:Toronto - ON - Hart House.jpg, File:Santa Maria Val Muestair.JPG bis heute nicht archiviert und ausgezeichnet hat obwohl sie seit mehr als zwei Tagen überfällig sind? Grüße --Wladyslaw (talk) 12:08, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Keine Ahnung, aber ich sehe da Diskussionsbeitraege vom 9ten und 11ten(? ist das nicht morgen erst) Mai. Das sieht nicht ueberfaellig aus. --Dschwen (talk) 15:10, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
Ja, aber beide Bilder sind schon länger promoted. Demnach wird erst ausgewertet wenn zwei Tage lang niemand eine Ergänzung und einen Kommentar anfügt selbst wenn das Bild bereits mit "top" oder "flop" bewertet wurde. --Wladyslaw (talk) 17:46, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Der QIC-Bot hat heute seinen Einsatz verschlafen :)--Wladyslaw (talk) 12:26, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

There was an edit conflict. I'll perform a manual run. --Eusebius (talk) 13:05, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

Was mache ich falsch?[edit]

Hi Daniel, ick vermute mal du hast zur Zeit viel um die Ohren, aber vielleicht hast du ja mal 'n Moment. Ich versteh nich so janz wieso ich bei meinem Trauerbienenbild als aktuelle immer die Version vom 12. Mai 2011 um 10:09 angezeigt bekomme und nich meinen letzten upload? Den Cache habe ich schon mehrmals geleert, auf unterschiedlichen Browsern hab ich's auch schon versucht und auf is och überall 'n grüner Haken. Bei den Dateiversionen siehst du ja wie schlecht ich mich schon benommen habe aber geklappt hat nix. Darunter (bei den Versionen) sehe ich aber den upload vom 20. Mai 2011 um 11:43?! Vielen Dank schonmal und Besten Gruß, mathias K 15:53, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

Ich glaube das hat sich mittlerweile erledigt. War wohl doch nur n Cache problem... Trotzdem Danke und besten Gruß mathias K 11:40, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Undelete file that is now in public domain[edit]

Hi Dschwen. Could you please undelete File:Fanny Brate-Namnsdag.jpg, which you deleted in 2010. It is now in the public domain. Cheers. --P. S. Burton (talk) 21:25, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. --P. S. Burton (talk) 18:44, 25 May 2011 (UTC)
Could you do the same with File:Fanny Brate-Sov så sött.jpg? --P. S. Burton (talk) 18:46, 25 May 2011 (UTC)
Done. --Dschwen (talk) 21:08, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

LA Times[edit]

Hi Daniel! I was excited to see one of your images featured in an LA Times review of Indianapolis! Great job! Race — don't walk — to Indianapolis. HstryQT (talk) 13:48, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Cool, thanks for letting me know! And they used another of my pics in the gallery that goes with the article. --Dschwen (talk) 14:51, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

File:2002-issue Euro cent obverse.jpg[edit]

Hi Dschwen. I've collected a number of links regarding this issue at User:Hammersoft/coins. In short, there's no blanket free license that applies to Euro coins. To banknotes, there is. The {{Money-EU}} covers that, but it is inappropriate for coins. Please see the various discussions linked from my user subpage above. If you're aware of a definitive statement that this coin is in fact free of copyright, I'd be happy to hear it. --Hammersoft (talk) 01:29, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

As I said, you're welcome to open up a regular DR on this. A speedy tag has been removed from the image before, and the discussions I'm aware of are not clear cut. But if you are so sure you won't have any problems making a convincing argument at the deletion request. --Dschwen (talk) 03:28, 25 May 2011 (UTC)
Looking at COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION on copyright protection of the common face design of the euro coins I have to conclude that your position is without any merit. Photographic reproduction is permitted. End of story. Before you start a big stink about "ways which do not damage or detract from the image of the euro", this image does not. Potential derivatives do not impact the legality of this image, just like potentially libelous edits do not impact the licensing status of portraits. --Dschwen (talk) 03:37, 25 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Sigh, stop lamenting about my so called decision and just start a DR and get on with it. --Dschwen (talk) 21:07, 25 May 2011 (UTC)


Hi Daniel. You might want to have a word there. Regards, --Eusebius (talk) 07:02, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

en:Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Shoes for bound feet[edit]

Hallo Daniel, I wanted to let you know that I nominated one of your photographs on en:fpc, here. I intend (when I have time) to soon clean up a few marks on the background—hope that's okay. Maedin\talk 12:43, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Sure, knock yourself out! :-) --Dschwen (talk) 14:48, 25 May 2011 (UTC)
Goody, ;) Maedin\talk 15:21, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

Recent panos[edit]

Hey Dschwen (or should I call you Mr. Schwen, Dan, or Daniel?). Just wondering, you seem to have a mastery for stitching and Hugin so would you mind taking a look at my two recent panos (File:Cultus Lake Waterpark panorama.jpg and File:Harrison Lake pano.jpg) and tell what I did right, what I did wrong and give me any tips for my next project? Thanks in advance, --The High Fin Sperm Whale 22:45, 28 May 2011 (UTC)

Dr. Schwen please! No, just kidding, whatever floats your boat. Give me about a week, I'm currently very busy IRL. It'll be better after friday. --Dschwen (talk) 14:54, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
Sorry to intrude! Here is my quick assessement: Pic 1 (Cultus lake) has a nice composition but quality is on the poor side. It is too soft and the geometry in some parts looks weird. For example, vertical lines are not always vertical and the kids standing at left seem stretched. Pic 2 is worse. Colors are washed out by poor lighting conditions and there is at least an obvious stitching error: the line separarating the sea from the land, to the right of the white boat. There is another suspicious discontinuity near the centre but I'm not sure it is an error. -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 15:16, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
As for the Cultus one, everything seemed odd in the photo but I couldn't tell what it was and was therefore not able to fix it. I think it is because of barrel distortion. As for number 2, it was rather hazy and I can't really help washed out colours. And as for that stitching error, I don't think it is an error but a rock formation. Hard to tell with something so small. And the other error is a rock formation as well. Echo island has a lot of cliffs and rocks jutting out, so at first I was confused when my photo did not have a straight waterline. Well, thank you for your input, as you can tell I'm still very much an amateur at this. Face-smile.svg --The High Fin Sperm Whale 16:23, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
I submitted both to COM:PC if you're interested. --The High Fin Sperm Whale 00:57, 30 May 2011 (UTC)


Congratulations on your photo of the Children's Museum's foot binding shoes becoming a featured picture! Excited to hear it! I'm now staff at the Children's Museum and will be more purposefully coordinating article improvement, image donations, and outreach, so look to hear more from me soon. For now, the project page has been significantly updated (at least layout wise). Congratulations again! HstryQT (talk) 19:27, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. Coincidentally I was in Indianapolis just today! Unfortunately I did not have time to visit the Children's Museum. Had some excellent Ethiopian food though :-). --Dschwen (talk) 03:05, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Geo-extraction tool?[edit]

Hi, I have been greatly interested in using geotagged data from the commons database dumps, and came across your page. I see you have text which states "Sourcecode for geo-data extration from commons database dumps and readily extracted location data files can be found on my toolserver page", but unfortunately, the link is broken, and when I find your account on the toolserver page, I can't find links to these tools and data files. Are they still available?

Many thanks! -Alan

Hey Alan, my geodata extraction script is outdated. I get my coordinate data from en:User:Dispenser who performs the extractions and maintains a database with coordinates on the Wikimedia Toolserver. What are you thinking of doing with the data? --Dschwen (talk) 20:35, 15 June 2011 (UTC)
Daniel, thanks for the information -- looks like what I'm looking for! I'm hoping to perform a basic spatial join to locate photos within a set distance of certain points of interest, and this looks like it should fit the bill. Many thanks!
I'm pretty sure that has already been done by User:Para. Look him up, he used to be very active and wrote a few applications to do this and similar things (all pictures facing a common location etc.). However his scripts are not easy to find. --Dschwen (talk) 15:28, 16 June 2011 (UTC)


Hi Dschwen,

Ages ago, didn't you tag a series of images with {{LargeImage}} ? You might want to do another run on images uploaded since.

You probably already excluded images with {{Pano360}}, even if, e.g. this has both (added manually). --  Docu  at 18:12, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

I added it to Commons:Bots/Work_requests#.7B.7BLargeImage.7D.7D. --  Docu  at 05:17, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
Bot is running. --Dschwen (talk) 21:26, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
Don't you think it is useful here? Is there really the need to remove?...
Maybe we should include a link to these viewers into the standard links under each image - automatically added by javascript if a certain size (px or MB) is exceeded. These viewers are just plain useful - not really the warning (talking of the flag image). Cheers --Saibo (Δ) 01:25, 26 June 2011 (UTC)
There is a gadget for that. --Dschwen (talk) 01:31, 26 June 2011 (UTC)
I dont think that the removing is a good idea. It is very usfull in maps ect. were the small details importent. Can you revert the removing? Geagea (talk) 02:51, 26 June 2011 (UTC)
Which removing are you talking about? If you want to look at small details then click on "Full resolution". Small images should not be tagged with LargeImage. --Dschwen (talk) 03:19, 26 June 2011 (UTC)
Please, Dschwen.... "a gadget" - think of our readers / visitors. Cheers --Saibo (Δ) 03:11, 26 June 2011 (UTC)
I'd be happy to push for making this a default feature. --Dschwen (talk) 03:19, 26 June 2011 (UTC)
I'd support that. Especially after reading statistics on gadgets (Commons:Village_pump#User_preferences). BTW, thanks for doing a bot run. --  Docu  at 08:29, 26 June 2011 (UTC)
I would support enabling the gadget by default if the gadget is improved more. I made a comment ad MediaWiki_talk:Gadget-ZoomViewer.js#does_not_work_currently.3F_.2Bchanged_appearance_in_test_code. Cheers --Saibo (Δ) 22:06, 26 June 2011 (UTC)
I also think, that the border for removing {{LargeImage}} was set up incorrectly. I started more frequently adding this template while using older browser on enterprise computer (and was not able to display full resolutoin) and now your bot removed some of them. For example this 17.6 MB map can cause trouble to older browser or computers. --Jklamo (talk) 19:24, 26 June 2011 (UTC)
Sure, there will always be some person with a really old beater who will think that the limit is set too high. But that is pretty much irrelevant. It would be quite ridiculous to post this warning template on images if it only applies a fraction of a percent of our users. The better approach is to reevaluate the limit constantly and keep raising it, dropping computer systems older than about 10 years. The image you link to is a barely 17 Megapixels large (the file size of 17.68 is completely irrelevant). Most current consumer digital cameras out put images larger than this. Wouldn't it be quite the joke to tag every image upload from a current camera as Large, dangerous and potentially crashing your computer? --Dschwen (talk) 00:00, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
BTW, Category:Large images notes a size of 2000px as limit. Incidentally, the bot removed it from the image that prompted me to start this thread ( Commons:Help_desk/Archive/2011/06#Downloading a map ). --  Docu  at 03:25, 1 July 2011 (UTC)

EXIF-Daten des iPhone 4 und deren Umwandlung in Geo-Koordinaten: mal präzise, mal lausig[edit]

Hallo Dschwen! Zuerst einmal: Gratulation zu Deinen Fotos; da sind ganz prächtige und zu Recht auch ausgezeichnete dabei! Seit einiger Zeit bemerke ich, dass Dein Bot aus den EXIF-Daten meiner Fotos, die ich mit dem iPhone 4 geknipst habe, Geo-Koordinaten erstellt und in die Bildbeschreibung einfügt. Das ist ein praktisches Feature-Merci! Mir ist nun aufgefallen, dass die generierten Koordinaten den tatsächlichen Ort der Aufnahme manchmal ziemlich ungenau, manchmal aber auch sehr exakt beschreiben. Meine Frage dazu: muss ich einfach damit leben, dass die Software des iPhones die Daten mal genau und mal weniger genau «einfängt» oder gibt es eine andere Erklärung dafür? Hier einmal ein paar Beispiele:

Ziemlich daneben:

Bonn statt Siegburg

falsche Koordinate (Bonn-Beuel):


so wäre es ungefähr richtig (Siegburg, Europaplatz/vor dem Bahnhof):,7.2025&spn=0.02,0.02&t=m&q=50.793833,7.2025
50.793833°, 7.2025°

Lahti statt Grenze FIN/RUS

falsche Koordinate (Lahti):

60° 57′ 1.2″ N, 25° 38′ 54.6″ E

richtig wäre (nahe Virolahti):

60° 36' 22.71" N  27° 51' 13.36" E  

Gut getroffen:

48° 8′ 18″ N, 11° 34′ 10.2″ E

48° 12′ 21″ N, 16° 23′ 9″ E

Santa Cruz de La Palma

Besten Dank im Voraus und Gruß über den Teich! --Sir James (talk) 09:07, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Hallo! Ich kann da nur einen educated guess abgeben. Vermutlich haellt das iPhone nicht permanent den GPS-Empfang aufrecht und wenn Du ein Foto direkt nach dem Einschalten/Aufwecken machst sind noch die Koordinaten vom letzten Satellitenkontakt in System. Bist Du z.B. im Fall Bonn-Siegburg gerade mit dem Zug gefahren? Ich denke man kann ausschliessen, dass die iPhone Software die Koordinaten ungenau ermittelt. GPS ist ein gut geloestes Problem, und fuer wenige Cents sollte man einen Receiver bekommen, der bis auf wenige Meter genau ist, sofern verbindung zu einer ausreichenden Anzahl von Satelliten hergestellt ist. Und das kann einige Minuten dauern, besonders nach einem Standortwechsel mit deaktiviertem Receivermodul. --Dschwen (talk) 14:25, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
de:Apple_iPhone#Positionsbestimmung: "Neben den GPS-Positionsdaten werden auch A-GPS Informationen von Mobilfunkmasten und WLAN-Access-Points verwendet, um die Positionsbestimmung auch ohne GPS zu ermöglichen (z. B. in Gebäuden) und allgemein die Genauigkeit zu erhöhen." Ich tippe außerdem auch darauf, dass, wie Dschwen schon sagte, da wahrscheinlich auch ein gewisses Raten des iphones im Spiel ist, falls gerade keine gute Positionsbestimmung möglich ist.
Wenn du also eine gute Positionsangabe bei Fotos haben willst, dann solltest du warten, bis das iphone die Position sicher gefunden hat - starte dazu vorm Foto googleMaps und lasse dir deine Position zeigen - wenn der blaue Kreis klein genug ist (z.B. weil du das Iphone mittlerweile längere Zeit aus der Hosentasche heraus hast und so de GPS-empfang besser ist), kannst du dein Foto machen. Würde ich zumindest so schätzen - ich habe kein iphone. Viele Grüße --Saibo (Δ) 01:20, 7 July 2011 (UTC)
Danke für eure Erklärungsversuche. Das klingt ja alles ganz vernünftig; womöglich könnte das ein Grund für die Ungenauigkeit in Finnland gewesen sein; in Siegburg glaubte ich, das ausschliessen zu können. Aber: Ja, ich bin mit der Straßenbahn von BN-Beuel nach SU gefahren, war dann eine Weile in der Innenstadt unterwegs und kam auf dem Rückweg zum Bahnhof am Fotomotiv vorbei. Mir ist aber gerade eingefallen, dass ich das Gerät während des Siegburg-Aufenthaltes eine ganze Zeit lang ausgeschaltet hatte (was ich selten tue). Womöglich hatte es von Zeitpunkt des Wieder-Einschaltens bis zur Aufnahme eben noch nicht lange genug einen sauberen GPS-Empfang, um die alten Standortdaten zu ersetzen... Nun muss ich mir mal überlegen, wie ich mit den falschen Koordinaten in der Bildbeschreibung umgehe. Löschen des EXIF-Eintrages zur Position ist die einfache Variante; kompliziert würde es wohl werden, aus den richtien Koordinaten (quasi Soll-Werte) einen EXIF-Eintrag zu "fälschen"... Gruß --Sir James (talk) 13:21, 7 July 2011 (UTC)
Es ist auch möglich die Bildbeschreibungsseite zu bearbeiten und die richtigen Positionen damit zu bestimmen. Ich weiß natürlich nicht, ob Daniel eines Tages seinen Bot umfunktioniert und alle manuell gesetzten Koordinaten wieder überschreiben lässt. Gruß -- RE rillke questions? 16:30, 7 July 2011 (UTC)
Das werde ich sicher nicht machen. Ich habe einiges an Arbeit in den Bot gesteckt um das ueberschreiben existierender Koordinaten zu verhindern. Ausserdem werden normalerweise nur die Bilder der letzten drei Tage analysiert. Eine Aenderung in einem alten Upload bekommt der Bot also ohnehin nicht mit (und selbst wenn, dann wuerde er nichts ueberschreiben). --Dschwen (talk) 22:46, 7 July 2011 (UTC)
Bestätigung für Saibos Vermutung: genau so ist es! Erst eine hinreichend genaue Positionsbestimmung mit welchem iPhone Tool auch immer und danach knipsen. So werden die GPS Koordinaten hinreichend genau. Das gilt natürlich auch für das iPhone 3GS. Grüße, --Alchemist-hp (talk) 23:09, 7 July 2011 (UTC)
Ok, ich habe eine Idee, wie ich den Bot schlauer machen kann. Das Blutspendebild hat folgende EXIF-Tags
Date/Time Original              : 2011:07:01 17:42:54
GPS Time Stamp                  : 17:11:05
Man kann klar sehen, dass die GPS Koordinaten zum Aufnahmezeitpunkt schon ueber 30 Minuten alt sind. Ich muesste also einen Test in den Bot programmieren, der Koordinaten die zum Aufnahmezeitpunkt aelter als X Minuten sind ignoriert. Den Wert fuer X werde ich anhand eines Zeithistogramms entscheiden. --Dschwen (talk) 02:37, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Die Erklärung erscheint logisch; auf jeden Fall scheint das ein Bug im iPhone zu sein. Dass A-GPS-Koordinaten genommen worde sein könnten halte ich für SEHR unwahrscheinlich, denn in Siegburg ist die Genauigkeit von A-GPS maximal 200 m, vermutlich weit geringer; hier aber liegen 8 km dazwischen. In Finnalnd müsste man Daten-Roaming eingeschaltet haben, um die A-GPS-Koordinaten zu empfangen, was vermutlich nicht der Fall war (oder, Sir James)?

Etwas seltsam mutet es an, dass das iPhone Bogenminuten mit mehreren Stellen hinter dem Komma speichert und die Sekunden auf 0 stehen. Keine Ahnung, was die Programmierer bei Apple sich dabei gedacht haben. Aber anscheinend können der Bot, Google Maps usw. das dennoch richtig verarbeiten.

Am besten wäre es natürlich, die Koordinaten in den EXIF-Daten der Datei zu korrigieren. Das geht sehr bequem und komfortabel zum Beispiel über Picasa oder GeoSetter (beide kostenlos). -- H005 12:37, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Danke für die Tips. Etwas neben dem Thema, aber ich finde das Tool - speziell auf dem Smartphone - klasse: kennt ihr das schon? Gruß --Sir James (talk) 15:55, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Not reviewed images removed from quality images candidate list[edit]

QICbot has removed not reviewed images, for example, File:Alfa Romeo MiTo 02.jpg. Is it OK or not? Maksim Sidorov 00:28, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Yes it is ok, as mentioned in the QIC rules unreviewed images are removed after 8 days. --Dschwen (talk) 02:52, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Location-Bot inaktiv?[edit]

Hallo Daniel, läuft der Location-Bot noch? Ich habe mehrere Bilder mit Koordinaten in den EXIF-Daten hochgeladen, das erste bereits vor knapp drei Tagen (File:Doumo di Lucca vom Torre Guinigi 2009-07.jpg), und der Bot scheint sich nicht dafür zu interessieren. Da stimmt doch irgendwas nicht, oder? -- H005 09:41, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Happy geotagging bot[edit]

I am pleased to see a greater than usual success rate in extracting EXIF coordinates in newly uploaded pictures in the past two days. Has some part of the process been repaired or improved? Jim.henderson (talk) 01:30, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

The bot removes LargeImage-template on large images[edit]

The bot removes the LargeImage-template on a lot of pictures, i.E. on File:Panorama_Gelsdorf.jpg (21.281 × 1.024 Pixel). I think 21.281 × 1.024 Pixel is large and probably it is a bug. Same on File:Apfelbaumplantage_bei_Gelsdorf.jpg (8.216 × 2.887 Pixel) which is a large image in my opinion. --Slick (talk) 06:18, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

I guess it's the file size that matters, not the number of pixels. 6.75 MB is not actually large. -- H005 10:54, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
No, pixel size matters, and the template page clearly states that 50MP is the threshold. Every el cheapo digital camera outputs 10-16MP nowadays. Labeling 20MP as dangerously large is nonsense in my opinion. Please face the fact that computers are evolving over time and say goodbye to your outdated standards of what constitutes an unusually large image. --Dschwen (talk) 19:06, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Next Children's Museum Backstage Pass[edit]

Hi Daniel! You have a note from me on your en.Wikipedia user page. HstryQT (talk) 11:24, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Image stitching help?[edit]

Hi Daniel, I noticed on your user page you say that you'll stitch images if we ask. Well, I have 4 images that need stitching, so I'd love some help. Should we exchange emails? Delaywaves talk contribs 22:32, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

I sent you an email. --Dschwen (talk) 13:11, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Photo permission request[edit]

To Whom It May Concern:

I am contacting you on behalf of Urban Green Council, the New York Chapter of the US Green Building Council, a nonprofit organization. Urban Green is identifying high quality images to use in our education materials and would like to use this image. However, to allow us to do so, for our records, we would need you to fill out a photo permission form. If you would be willing to let us use this photo, please email me as soon as possible at so that I might send you this form. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information or with any questions you might have. Thank you very much.


Lisa Blake

Toolserver IIP : "Unexpected response from server iipsrv.fcgi"[edit] provides error message "Unexpected response from server iipsrv.fcgi". I suppose the picture is too big ? Teofilo (talk) 20:17, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

Fixed. Some very large images I have to process on an external machine. The toolserver craps out (or rather kills my process for "excessive" memory usage). --Dschwen (talk) 02:39, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

Bildrechte an Gändeslisel[edit]

Hallo, ich würde gern das Bild der Gänsellisel auf der Homepage einer studentischen Initiative verwenden. Bitte melde dich bei mir um weiteres Absprechen zu können. langerkane(at)web(dot)de vielen Dank!


Hi Daniel

der Bot streikt heute mal wieder. Kannst Du ihn neu starten? Danke und Grüße --Wladyslaw (talk) 12:39, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Laeuft jetzt. Gestreikt hat allerdings strenggenommen nicht der Bot, sondern die API von commons. --Dschwen (talk) 16:00, 3 August 2011 (UTC)
HTTPError: 502 Bad Gateway
WARNING: Could not open ''.
Maybe the server is down. Retrying in 1 minutes...
Und die gleiche Scheisse schon wieder... :-( --Dschwen (talk) 16:01, 3 August 2011 (UTC)


Ich weiß nicht, ob es mit dem "Streik" eins drüber zusammenhängt, mir ist jedenfalls ist aufgefallen, dass QICBot hier mein Bild File:Wax museum Międzyzdroje 2011.jpg (und wahrscheinlich noch weitere, mir fiel es eben bei meinem auf) entfernt/archiviert hat, ohne auf der Bildbeschreibungsseite die Auszeichnung einzutragen (und den Autor zu informieren). Was für ein Problem liegt da vor? Grüße, -- Felix König 15:26, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Jo, liegt an dem Streik oben. Ich starte gleich mal neu. --Dschwen (talk) 15:46, 3 August 2011 (UTC)
Ich bekomme auch ständig 502 und 504 Fehler über die API. (Script) Wollen wir uns mal auf Bugzilla umhören? -- RE rillke questions? 16:17, 3 August 2011 (UTC)
Hab nix gefunden und jetzt gefiled (stimmt, sind bei mir auch 502 und 504). --Dschwen (talk) 16:19, 3 August 2011 (UTC)
Super, Danke. -- RE rillke questions? 16:43, 3 August 2011 (UTC)
Ich habe 502er mit dem Commonisten, siehe Forum. --Ralf Roletschek (talk) 18:39, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

image does not contain or contains broken GPS data; removed gps exif request template[edit]

Thank you. In recent days I have been wondering whether the bot looked at such requests at all, or tried and failed, or what? Now I've got an error message which gives small hope of understanding the problem. It says it tried and failed. Obviously a more detailed failure report would be better, but it's pleasant to know something is being done and if failure messages become numerous they might help me analyze and find what, if anything, I'm doing wrong at my end. Jim.henderson (talk) 21:40, 7 August 2011 (UTC)


servus, Frage: Warum erkennt der Bot nicht die Koordinaten der Bild-Exif ? Danke --störfix (talk) 16:37, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

Jetzt hat der bot es erwischt. Vermutlich hing die toolserver datenbank etwas hinterher, so dass der Bot den Upload nicht mitbekommen hat. --Dschwen (talk) 22:09, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Geocoding problem?[edit]

Hi, I think most if not all of my image contributions are properly geo-coded but I don't see any tags appear... Is this a problem with the image EXIF or is it something else? Thanks --DeVerm (talk) 13:56, 10 August 2011 (UTC).

Let me know if the issue persists. The toolserver database was lagging behind the commons database causing the bot to skip lots of images. --Dschwen (talk) 01:08, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

Blacklisting images from DschwenBot EXIF analyzer?[edit]

An image that I recently uploaded via Flickruploadbot (File:Fitchburg Line at Walden Pond.jpg) has been geotagged by DschwenBot, which would normally be really really cool. However, there's something wrong with the EXIF data from Flickr - it locates the image about 100 meters from the train tracks, when it is clearly on the tracks. Is there any way to tell the bot not to geotag an image? (It's nothing wrong with the bot; it's just easier to work with it than to modify metadata.)

Feel free to respond here; I'll watch your talk page.

Cheers! Pi.1415926535 (talk) 02:06, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

You could download the image, remove the wrong EXIF data fields and upload it over the current one. However, even better is tagging it with the correct location, which I have just done. (May be a few meters off, but that doesn't matter very much.) -- H005 16:07, 11 August 2011 (UTC)
Yep, what H005 said. The bot will not overwrite an existing tag. So why not just add the Location template yourself if you already go through the trouble of verifying the coordinates? --Dschwen (talk) 16:51, 11 August 2011 (UTC)
Okay. In this case, I wasn't sure exactly where it was; I couldn't spot that little shack on Bing Maps. I knew the listed coords were wrong, but I couldn't place it any more accurately than 100 meters of tracks. I normally don't geotag unless I took the picture or I can absolutely verify the location. Thanks, though, now I know. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 21:52, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

VICbot sleep[edit]

Hi Daniel!
VICbot sleep several days. Software problems?
-- George Chernilevsky talk 13:02, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

No, hardware problems. The toolserver is up in flames. --Dschwen (talk) 18:39, 17 August 2011 (UTC)
Again about VICbot. If possible, please run this bot. We have too many closed nominations. -- George Chernilevsky talk 08:45, 26 August 2011 (UTC)
Undecided and declined simple candidates (not set, not MVR) just could be removed from candidates list? Can i do it manually? -- George Chernilevsky talk 13:59, 26 August 2011 (UTC)

Kann es sein, dass der VIC-bot immer noch nicht rund läuft? Er nämlich gewählte VI, die mittlerweile eine Woche alt sind, immer noch nicht archiviert; obwohl er heute und auch die letzten Tage schon tätig gewesen ist. --Wladyslaw (talk) 12:29, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Dschwenbot: {{Location}} aus exif unterbinden?[edit]

Hallo Dschwen,

gibt es eine Möglichkeit, dem Dschwenbot zu sagen, dass er bei einem Bild das Generieren einer {{Location}}-Box aus den Exif-Daten unterlassen soll? Hintergrund ist, dass bei allen Bildern in Category:Aerial pictures of 2011 Wacken Open Air und noch ein paar anderen, die ich neulich hochgeladen habe, die exif-Positionsdaten brutal falsch sind (was ich blöderweise erst nach dem Hochladen gemerkt habe). Ich bin mir noch nicht sicher, ob ich es hinkriege, die geradezubiegen, oder ob ich sie komplett entferne, aber es wäre schön, wenn man die erstmal von der Botbearbeitung ausschließen könnte – ich brauch noch ein Weilchen, um das zurecht zu fummeln. Grüße, --El Grafo (talk) 13:38, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

Klar, es gibt dazu ein Template, dass Du bei jeden Bild einfuegen kannst. Es nennt sich {{Location}} ;-). Ganz im ernst, nimm doch die ungefaehren Koordinaten des Festivals, und fuege sie bei jedem Bild ein. Hat der Bot die Bilder schon getaggt? Wenn ja, dann lass einfach erstmal die Finger davon, der bot guckt sich nur bis zu drei Tage alte Bilder an (danach kannst Du die Locations auch wieder entfernen). --Dschwen (talk) 01:00, 23 August 2011 (UTC)
Moin, ja, der bot hat schon getaggt. Ich hatte bei fast allen von Hand {{Object location}} eingefügt, weil sich das nachträglich besser rekonstruieren ließ als die Kameraposition. Ich werd' dann einfach ein paar Tage warten, {{Location}} vorerst wieder entfernen und dann irgendwann, wenn ich mehr Zeit habe, die exifs korrigieren und evtl. {{Location}} neu reinsetzten. Danke, --El Grafo (talk) 08:26, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

Atari 1200XL[edit]


Thanks for the high-quality image of the Atari 1200XL! The only 1200XL image on commons previously had been... nothing special (to be polite :-)) and I'd been looking for a half-decent one under a compatible license a while back, without success.

I've made a "cutout" version isolating the computer itself (Atari 1200XL.jpg) for use in articles. Hope this is okay with you. I notice you had it tagged (via a hidden category) as needing processing, but it was a lot better than most peoples' images to start off with.

All the best,

Ubcule (talk) 19:06, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

Glad you find it useful. I had the opportunity to have a photo shoot backstage in the collection of The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, organized by their Wikipedian in residence en:User:LoriLee. A lot of fun. And I have many more pictures to upload. --Dschwen (talk) 03:47, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
Great stuff, I look forward to seeing them! Ubcule (talk) 23:04, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Nativity Set[edit]

Hi Daniel! You should see my email regarding the Creative Playthings images. In addition to the points there, it was requested that we change the name of the Nativity Set Nativity Set to just "Family Figures" since it's not actually a nativity. I'm unsure how to rename in Commons without re-uploading. (Maybe I should know that by now?) :) Your help is appreciated! HstryQT (talk) 18:16, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Moved to File:TCMI_Family_figures.jpg, and yes, you should know that by now ;-). I haven't gotten around going over the metadata yet, but at least one picture I shot that day is already being used now (see above). --Dschwen (talk) 14:36, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Commons:User Scripts[edit]

Hello Daniel, I created this page to have a centralised place to talk about current JS issues. Currently it is empty but I hope you will participate and use it. Thank you. -- RE rillke questions? 19:21, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Watched. --Dschwen (talk) 19:44, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Nach wie vor ungelöst[edit]

[17] Grüße --Wladyslaw (talk) 16:33, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Sollte jetzt gefixed sein. Lass mich wissen wenn es noch Probleme gibt. Gruss --Dschwen (talk) 18:46, 4 September 2011 (UTC)
Seit dem 18.08. abgeschlossen umgeht er z.B. Commons:Valued image candidates/Mount Royal Cross, Commons:Valued image candidates/The Lord's Ark church in Krakow, Commons:Valued image candidates/Hebel house aber auch andere. M.W. können diese auch archiviert werden. --Wladyslaw (talk) 18:50, 4 September 2011 (UTC)
Dann muss ich ihn noch mal weiter in die Vergangeneit schauen lassen... --Dschwen (talk) 19:46, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Location from EXIF data[edit]

Please, do not create {{Location}} from EXIF data for File:D-5585 at EFRY 20090629 01.jpg, File:OH-693 at EFRY 20090629 01.jpg or File:OO-ZBR at EFRY 20090629 01.jpg. The pictures were taken at Räyskälä Airfield but their EXIF location data points to central Helsinki, dozens of kilometres from Räyskälä. ––Apalsola tc 21:23, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

So fix it. Put in the correct location and the bot will not touch the files. Or wait a few days an take out the broken location. What do you expect me to do? Everytime somebody uploads a picture with shitty geodata I should programm add exception into the bot? --Dschwen (talk) 19:00, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
Daniel, your bot could maybe check whether it is in the page-revision table? If yes, don't add again. Example for the main-page:
I don't know which format bots like most but API output is available in likely all common used ones. When you have time, you may think about it. Sincerely -- RE rillke questions? 21:15, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
I already keep a local table of files that were already processed by the bot. Now that I think about it I don't know why the bot would ever visit the same file twice. Guess I'll have to investigate... --Dschwen (talk) 22:07, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
I removed the GPS EXIF data from the images. (I don't know the exact location they were taken, so maybe it's better just to remove the GPS tags.) And, yes, I think the bot should skip files it already has processed. Bots are useful for certain tasks (and I fully support geocoding) but bots shouldn't override well-founded edits or reverts by human users. Maybe we could also have a template such as {{Nogeocoding}} or {{Fixcoordinates}} for tagging files with incorrect EXIF GPS tags. Best regards, ––Apalsola tc 23:51, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
Please stop your bot from adding nonsense location data to File:Alt Hastedter Kirche, Bremen, Germany - 20110905.jpg and similar files. No doubt the file contains the nonsense, but it has now three times added lat and long of 720. There is already a probably correct {{object location dec}} template on the files, so further {{location}} is unnecessary. Thanks. Finavon (talk) 17:59, 9 September 2011 (UTC)
The {{location}} template is the preferred geocoding template. So, having a {{object location dec}} does not make {{location}} unnecessary. --Dschwen (talk) 20:53, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Ok, I have modified the way the bot works now. Unless a {{GPS EXIF}} template is on the image page the bot will only visit an image if it hadn't visited it before. I also added a nonsense check to latitude (has to be between -90 and 90), but not for longitude yet (probably between -180 and 360 would cover most cases). --Dschwen (talk) 21:13, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Very well done, Daniel. Smiley green alien lipbite.svg -- RE rillke questions? 21:38, 9 September 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. Finavon (talk) 09:55, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

Will the bot resume operating, soon? Jim.henderson (talk) 14:19, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

MediaWiki talk:Gadget-QInominator.js[edit]

Once images are nominated, how do you go about removing them from the list to nominate? -mattbuck (Talk) 17:43, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

VICbot trouble probably fixed[edit]

Hi Daniel!
Probably VICBot can run without troubles now. 3 files from list Commons:Valued image candidates/tag galleries was deleted recently as copyvio. Broken links removed now from this list. Please run VICBot again. Could be OK.
With best regards, -- George Chernilevsky talk 14:40, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

Hi Daniel!
All old nominatios processing manually. ✓  Done . Please run VICBot. -- George Chernilevsky talk 10:33, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Problem with QICBot[edit]

Hi! There was some problem with QICbot today. The bot updated file pages, user discussions and Recently promoted page but did not make any changes on candidate list. Now there is a lot of pictures that are both promoted and still on candidates list.

Even worse, a lot of people today changed the candidate list page updating discussions that were already archiwised by QICBot. -- Jakubhal 16:28, 17 September 2011 (UTC)

Edit conflict [18][19] ?!? --kaʁstn Disk/Cat 19:01, 17 September 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, I'm on vacation and only have rudimentary internet access. I'm sure you can figure this out yourself. As long as the images are still on the candidate page they will be processed again during the next run. You can also contact User:Eusebius. --Dschwen (talk) 14:42, 19 September 2011 (UTC)
Ran manually, went all through. --Dschwen (talk) 15:06, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

VICbot trouble[edit]

Hi Daniel!
Possible VICs template damaged by incorrect edits. Please check it.
All old nominations processing manually. -- George Chernilevsky talk 18:11, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Location Extraktionsproblem?[edit]

Hallo Dschwen, nur zur Info: hier hat Dschwenbot anscheinend zweimal Geodaten reingeschrieben, und zwar sehr unterschiedliche! Die ersten haben fast gestimmt (entsprechend der Ungenauigkeit des Kamera-GPS), die zweiten waren aus dem über 150 km entfernten Sonneberg, aus dem es viele Beiträge zu WLM2011 gibt. Ich habe die location-Angabe in meiner Datei repariert (gucke fast immer die GPS-Daten noch mal nach, weil die Kamera auch manchmal Unsinn behauptet), wollte nur bescheid sagen, für den Fall, dass da in Sonneberg auch was schiefgelaufen ist oder so.--Dehio (talk) 19:01, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

Danke. Da waren zwei botinstanzen gleichzeitig unterwegs und es entstand eine race condition (ein bot hat einen temporaeren download des anderen ueberschrieben). --Dschwen (talk) 21:59, 1 October 2011 (UTC)
Shit. Vermutlich einige hundert Bilder vergeigt. --Dschwen (talk) 05:41, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Adding EXIF-date as well?[edit]

Hallo Dschwen, wir haben uns auf dem Freiburger Stammtisch neulich die Frage gestellt, ob dein Bot auch das Datum von Fotos aus den EXIF-Daten auslesen kann oder ob er "nur" das Location-Tag postet. Kannst du uns weiterhelfen? Danke und Gruß, --Flominator (talk) 13:20, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

Klaro, Datum koennte ich auch auslesen. Sogar das GPS datum, d.h. Zeitpunkt der Datenaquisition. Das duerfte eine recht zuverlaessige Zeitmarke von der letzten Satellitenkommunikation sein. Aber ich dachte, dass es schon einen Bot gibt der das tut. Ausserdem sind meiner Erfahrung nach Kameradaten notorisch unzuverlaessig. Wer stellt schon seine Kamera zu Winter/Sommerzeit um? Wer stellt die Uhr wenn er auf Reisen geht? Etc. --Dschwen (talk) 15:14, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
Welcher Bot macht das denn schon? Das Datum der Kameradaten differiert m.E. aber eher im Stunden- als im Tagesbereich. Zudem könnte man ja vermerken, dass es sich um ein Datum aus den EXIF-Daten handelt und ggf. sogar auf eine kleine Erklärungsseite verlinken. Was meinst du dazu? --Flominator (talk) 11:43, 9 October 2011 (UTC)


Hi. I think, coordinates are useful in case of landscapes or cityscapes, buildings, nature (including details of animals or plants), architectonic details, events etc. However, in this case, coordinates are useless and missleading. I think, the extraction of coordinates from EXIF data by bot needs intelligent supervision. --ŠJů (talk) 21:42, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Feel free to intelligently supervise it. --Dschwen (talk) 22:34, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

VICbot ignores some candidates[edit]

Hi Daniel. I hope you are well. VICbot is currently ignoring a batch of promoted candidates, and I don't really know why. Since some of them are pretty old, I tried to make the bot look for candidates on a broader time span, but it didn't help, or I did it wrong. If you had the time to look at it (and to tell me what you did), it would be great. I have a lot of stuff on my qicvic TODO-list (to improve robustness and to add wanted features), but I'm really too busy IRL for the moment... BTW, do you still use SVN when you modify the code of the bots? Best regards, --14:46, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, I still use svn. I'm pretty busy currently myself. I'll see what I can do. --Dschwen (talk) 23:18, 31 October 2011 (UTC)
OK thanks. I'll try to dedicate more time to the bots from now on... --Eusebius (talk) 09:46, 1 November 2011 (UTC)
The mysql query in the vic bot needed a /* SLOW OK */ as it was killed each time, causing the erreur. Change is not committed to svn yet. --Dschwen (talk) 23:20, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

bot not running?[edit]

hello! i saw, that you bot has no activity for a full month .... is it still active? i have uploaded many pictures and now i am waiting for your bot to replace the location tag ... thanks a lot clemens (talk) 12:37, 2 November 2011 (UTC) Hallo! Dein Bot hat seit einem ganzen Monat keine Aktivität! Ist er noch aktiv? Ich habe viele Bilder hochgeladen und warte auf das Ausfüllen des Locaation-Tags .... Vielen Dank & lg Clemens (talk) 12:38, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

Boah! Ich Hornochse. Vor einem Monat hab ich andem Bot gearbeitet und ihn solange aus der crontab genommen. Habe ganz vergessen ihn wieder reinzusetzen um die taegliche automatische Ausfuehrung zu aktivieren. --Dschwen (talk) 14:00, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
Danke für Deine rasche Antwort! Ja, in der crontab engetragen klappt es deutlich besser :-) Ich spreche aus Erfahrung: Ich hatte meinen Script für das tägliche Servebackup über ein Jahr lang durch einen blöden Tippfehler nicht in der crontab bis ich endlich draufgekommen bin, dass die Backup-Partition enfach nicht voller wird .... (talk) 17:08, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
Wird der Rückstand nur schrittweise abgearbeitet oder ist da noch was im Argen? Ich hätte da noch eine ganze Reihe Fotos mit Location, die in den Läufen seit Mittwoch nicht verarbeitet wurden. RalfHuels (talk) 10:51, 9 November 2011 (UTC)

QI categories[edit]


Did you see this discussion? Commons talk:Quality images#Review the categories Could you please come by and give your opinion? It would be good if you explain what are the necessary steps for adding more categories. Yann (talk) 17:50, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

extract EXIF/IPTC from png, too[edit]

Hello Daniel,
it would be nice to have DschwenBot extracting Metadata from png-files, too. Explicitly I am missing the coordinates.
Compare this png file with this jpg file containing identical metadata.
Best regards -- Malenki (talk) 10:01, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

Let me be blunt here (please do not take this personal, but you happen to have hit a pet peeve of mine): PNG is not an appropriate format for uploading photos.If you are concerned about quality please simply upload JPG at a higher resolution. The fraction of PNG files that is abused for photos is fortunately very small on commons. Thus adding PNG support to the bot does not seem like a good use of my spare time. --Dschwen (talk) 19:54, 6 November 2011 (UTC)
I don't see sense in clipping a jpg and saving the result as jpg again. -- Malenki (talk) 20:01, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
You do know that you can crop JPG images losslessly, do you? --Dschwen (talk) 03:57, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
Not up to now. Could you recommend an ergonomic to use tool for linux, please? -- Malenki (talk) 19:19, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
Try this --Dschwen (talk) 05:40, 11 November 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. -- Malenki (talk) 15:20, 14 November 2011 (UTC)
btw: this tool removes all EXIF data. It seems the author hit the same ugly behaviour of jpegtran to drop all EXIF data if one doesn't really tell the program to keep it.
bugfix: replace in
task.add(['nice', 'jpegtran', '-crop', cropspec, image_name], target)
task.add(['nice', 'jpegtran', '-copy', 'all', '-crop', cropspec, image_name], target)
(author of the program is informed)
-- Malenki (talk) 11:26, 19 November 2011 (UTC)
That's neat! :-) --Dschwen (talk) 19:28, 19 November 2011 (UTC)



It seems that the bot is not working for 19 days. Could you have a look please. The Commons:Valued image candidates/candidate list is filled up with promoted images waiting to be processed. Thanks for your help, Yann (talk) 18:14, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

Ok, found and fixed the bug. I might do a manual run to process the remaining old candidates though. Let me know. --Dschwen (talk) 23:21, 8 November 2011 (UTC)
Scheint immer noch der Wurm drin zu sein. Der Bot hat zwar diesen VIC vom 06.11. Commons:Valued image candidates/Toronto: Four Seasons Centre archiviert aber z.B. nicht diesen Commons:Valued image candidates/Konica Minolta Tower vom 23.10. und auch etliche andere älteren Datums liegen bei VIC auf Halde. --Wladyslaw (talk) 09:35, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
There are still many stuck nominations. Could you have a look please? Thanks, Yann (talk) 14:46, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
The QIbot deadlocked today too. --Wladyslaw (talk) 14:57, 12 November 2011 (UTC)
2. nicht vollständig ausgeführter Botlauf innert weniger Tage. --Wladyslaw (talk) 12:23, 14 November 2011 (UTC)
Tja, tut mir leid, die commons server spinnen und lasen den bot manchmal nicht die edits abschicken. Ich weiss, dass das nervt, aber ich kann da leider gerade nicht viel machen. --Dschwen (talk) 14:59, 14 November 2011 (UTC)
Die Frage ist, muss man die "verhunzten" Botläufe nun von Hand zu Ende führen oder kannst Du das irgendwie maschinell hin biegen? --Wladyslaw (talk) 15:22, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

VIC bot dies due to a database error. A table apparently just disappeared from the toolserver db copy. This is just a f***ed up mess and I am starting to get a little tired of it. --Dschwen (talk) 15:01, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Regarding the removal of promoted images, is it possible for the bot to remove the oldest images first, rather than removing the newer ones? There are images that had been promoted more than a month ago.--Jetstreamer (talk) 10:38, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
The bot simply does not see the old candidates. I have not yet figured out why that is. But there is no built-in preference to promote newer candidates first. --Dschwen (talk) 19:19, 30 November 2011 (UTC)


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  1. When a user has more than 100 sections on his talk page it is time to archive.
  2. When a user has more than 200 sections on his talk page, archiving is overdue Face-smile.svg.

--Slaunger (talk) 21:44, 1 December 2011 (UTC)