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Notice If you want to see Python source code that supports some of my projects, go to Github and help yourself. The code is not written with reuse in mind... -- (talk) 15:57, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

If you are concerned that a category gets flooded with automated uploads, check that a template like {{Disambig}}, {{Photographs}}, {{Categorise}}, {{CatDiffuse}} or {{CatCat}} has been applied before complaining. In the case of my batch upload projects, any category marked this way will not be added to new photographs. -- (talk) 16:32, 20 September 2018 (UTC)




Recatagorized all images in the Category:Silverton to Category:Silverton, New South Wales.


It is helping young students learn that the cockpit is not really that complicated ~ and all those fancy buttons and such do have a purpose and are very easy to learn ~ Mitchellhobbs (talk) 21:25, 13 April 2019 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mitchellhobbs (talk • contribs) 21:30, 13 April 2019 (UTC)


Bardzo proszę o napisanie do mnie po polsku, bo niestety, ale nie znam angielskiego i nie wiem w czym jest problem. Pozdrawiam:) Keres 40 (dyskusja) 16:01, 12 gru 2019 (CEST)

Notification about possible deletion[edit]

Bundle DR:
Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Documents from the US Naval Postgraduate School Library for license review


And also:

Extended content

Yours sincerely, De728631 (talk) 18:33, 19 July 2020 (UTC)

Hi Fæ. FYI, I have also speedily deleted File:Analysis of the failure mechanism of shipboard structural members exposed to fire. (IA analysisoffailur00hidd).pdf which had a clear copyright notice from the MIT. De728631 (talk) 13:22, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
If you do see a way of spotting these by filtering the metadata from IA, do waive a flag. Having to rely on volunteers reading each document is undesirable, to say the least. -- (talk) 13:26, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
Hrm, I don't see a way to do this through the metatada. If you could somehow do a text scan of the "full text" .txt before uploading the file though, the © symbol or (c) would be a filter option. On the other hand, the ASCII rendition may sometimes be botched, cf. "(cj Massachusetts Institute of Technology". De728631 (talk) 13:36, 20 July 2020 (UTC)
Briefly looked at text searching yesterday, using the IA's API. The IA search engine does have TXT searches under the advanced search. Had difficulties getting an exemplar working in a way that looked useful. This may turn out to be practical given critical snippets that were, say, 95% accurate at identifying a significant number of copyvios (100+?). Will try not to forget to return to it to play around with samples. -- (talk) 07:27, 21 July 2020 (UTC)

IA search engine[edit]

Here's a more useful exemplar:[]=collection%3A%22navalpostgraduateschoollibrary%22

This searches the NPS collection for all matches in the scanned texts for "all rights reserved" which matches regardless of upper or lower case. This matches 417/34,368, which is pretty obviously an interesting check list.

However using the advanced search of[]=identifier&sort[]=&sort[]=&sort[]=&rows=50&page=1&output=json&callback=callback only returns 7 results, albeit in a useful JSON format of and identifier list. Upping this to FEDLINK, still only shows 14 matches, so there's something missing here. -- (talk) 09:31, 21 July 2020 (UTC)

I just found something in a deletion request. There is a metadata field called "Rights" which your routine put into the "Permission" parameter of the Commons Information template, or into "Notes" elsewhere. See this document where it says "Rights / Copyright is reserved by the copyright owner." De728631 (talk) 21:24, 26 July 2020 (UTC)
Yes, I was not checking the 'rights' text as it can also say things like all rights reserved on copyright expired documents and it is an open field, i.e. not any predictable strings.
However I have added:
rights = g(meta, 'rights')
if"Copyright is reserved by the copyright owner", rights) and year > 1925:
This will skip future examples.
In the meantime we can process incategory:Scans_from_the_Internet_Archive insource:/permission . Copyright is reserved/ (1,458 files) en mass. -- (talk) 08:35, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

HABS uploads?[edit]

"Negro" flood refugee, Arkansas, 1937. Example TIFF uploaded during LoC search for LOT+457.

Hi, I was looking to upload some LOC HABS images without yak shaving or reinventing the wheel. Can I simply request you do it? I saw your /LOC userpage and tried searching for parts of the title of an image and nothing came back, so I assume HABS, as a whole, hasn't been uploaded. Here's the main page I've been working on; it's simply a rabbit-hole that I can't find the end of. Tedder (talk) 22:41, 16 August 2020 (UTC)

Seems reasonable if "LOT 457" is the collection to upload, and the rights advisory can be validated as U.S. Farm Sec Admin. It's a relatively small collection at 377.
These would not have been included in HABS as they are a separate collection. I do have an 'upload by search' for LoC that's very generic, but it needs adapting for post-1924 dated photographs so we can add the right license.
I'm interested in doing this, but it may sit in the backlog for a while. -- (talk) 11:57, 17 August 2020 (UTC)
@Tedder: Letting this run without adapting much old code. The search is a little 'loose' for LOT 457, but the license is being verified against the 'accessCondition' at LoC. There are a lot of duplicates being attempted and rejected, see There is no attempt to categorize these, so it would be super if you could chip with with that housekeeping once the run is finished; I'll update here when it's completed the attempts. -- (talk) 15:48, 17 August 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! I'll absolutely help. And thanks for the ping. These were take in the WPA programs, so I'm 99.9% confident the public license is correct. Tedder (talk) 16:03, 17 August 2020 (UTC)
BTW, you may want to look through incategory:"PD US FSA/OWI" insource:"Sugar". There are an awful lot of FSA images, and as said, this batch run is showing lots of duplicates which will get skipped. Picking the best categories is not great on Commons, and for large historical collections there may be no guiding mind to do the curation work. -- (talk) 16:11, 17 August 2020 (UTC)
@Tedder: ✓ Done 239 new TIFFs uploaded.
For housekeeping purposes they have been listed at User:Faebot/SandboxR and appear in the uncreated temporary category Category:LOC LOT 457. -- (talk) 21:02, 17 August 2020 (UTC)

I'm working through them, do you know what to do about this vs this? I don't know how the wikimedia merges and moves and such go. Tedder (talk) 05:33, 18 August 2020 (UTC)

As the LoC makes different sizes and formats available, and may update old scans with higher resolution versions, this is not an uncommon issue. We keep both TIFF and jpeg versions even when identical, and as I have done in the example tend to cross-link them to help reusers find the alternates. The reason for keeping the different formats is that jpegs render thumbnails differently (better) than the TIFF thumbnails due to an issue with mediawiki software.
For truly digital identical duplicates, which may occur for changes like EXIF data being amended so the files don't have the same checksum, we can apply {{duplicate}} to have the least good version redirected to the better one. For other instances like possibly unnecessary crops, then deletion requests should be used if necessary. If in doubt, we tend to keep the different versions, in this case one is a perfect original archive version and the other a crop, and reusers might have good reason for the cropped version for illustration, though TBH, it could do with being remade from the improved higher resolution scan. -- (talk) 09:40, 18 August 2020 (UTC)

Recent 'genetics' related DRs[edit]

Category:Sockpuppets of WorldCreaterFighter
  1. 2020-08-26 File:Dravidian theory of korean and Japanese.png
  2. 2020-08-26 File:Historisches deutsches Sprachgebiet.PNG
  3. 2020-08-26 File:Haplogroup R (Y-DNA).PNG
  4. 2020-08-26 File:Haplogrupo N (ADN-Y).PNG
  5. 2020-08-26 File:Migraciones humanas en haplogrupos de ADN-Y.PNG

-- (talk) 19:57, 26 August 2020 (UTC)

Greetings! I do not plan to spend my time cleaning out material like that or trying to preserve it. But for your info I made a note at Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard#Category:Scientific_racism_deletion_requests so admins know that there are some DR's that may be difficult. Personally I think we should treat all files in the same way. Some think we should delete all files if they do not have a clear source even if they are 10-15 years old. Other think that we should not treat old files as hard because they are from another time. I can follow both views. But I think we should apply whatever standard we chose to all files and not judge some files harder just because we do not like what is on the files. --MGA73 (talk) 15:57, 27 August 2020 (UTC)
Your actions today are making it harder to clean up the deliberate disruption that this sock farm has created.
Please take some time to review the background and read up on the decade long history for these LTAs before running interference across noticeboards and across deletion discussions.
It is particularly worrying that your comments confuse content that is demonstrably scientific racism with claims about being a racist. I do understand the distinction perfectly well, and handling scientific racism content is not a question of being uncivil, or of making claims about racists.
Your attention should be on stopping the sock farm, not stopping those of us doing something about it.
Thanks -- (talk) 16:04, 27 August 2020 (UTC)
No, no, no. I'm staying out of it. I commented because I thought it was about deleting old files with no good source. We have many files where there is not a good source and we have {{Own assumed}}. I was afraid that it was the beginning of a mass cleanup where we would have to delete thousands of files. In the old days someone uploaded photos with just a text and a license and often it was assumed that if User X uploaded a photo then User X was the photographer unless there was any reason to suspect that it was not the case. As you probably know I usually argue that we should not be extreme when it comes to copyright and delete everything just because there is a slightly chance that we may violate some copyright. That is why I commented in the first place. --MGA73 (talk) 16:54, 27 August 2020 (UTC)

File:Breakfast text843x403 (8244827166).jpg[edit]

File:Breakfast text843x403 (8244827166).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Breakfast text843x403 (8244827166).jpg Gbawden (talk) 10:15, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

File:""Should Military Dictatorship Supplant Civil Gov't in Hawaii?"" (debate), May 8, 1932 (NBY 6419).jpg[edit]

File:""Should Military Dictatorship Supplant Civil Gov't in Hawaii?"" (debate), May 8, 1932 (NBY 6419).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:""Should Military Dictatorship Supplant Civil Gov't in Hawaii?"" (debate), May 8, 1932 (NBY 6419).jpg 20:23, 21 October 2020 (UTC)

MOTD Notification[edit]

A file you uploaded is on the main page!

File:Fig Leaf Rag - distressed (ISRC USUAN1100702).mp3, that you uploaded, is on the main page today. Thank you for your contributions to this project.

Motd-logo 02.svg

//EatchaBot (talk) 00:01, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

Thank you and I would like you to help me.[edit]

Where I have to indicate the origin of the map [1]?--P Cesar Maldonado (talk) 15:36, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

The source link can contain any information about sources that users may find helpful.
To aid copyright verification you can both describe your additions, or conversions to SVG, like colouring or text, and include the source(s) the data or original map came from.
If the source has a different license status, it is worth explaining that under the permissions parameter, such as that the source might be CC0, or itself require attribution.
-- (talk) 15:41, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
Ok, thanks, I have already changed the source source, which is still a map from the same Commons, or maybe I have to quote the source page of that same site, if so, tell me, and also change the type of license.--P Cesar Maldonado (talk) 15:54, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
Looks sufficient. It's a pity that the old upload does not itself have more information about sources, but we can't fix that 15 years later. -- (talk) 15:59, 23 October 2020 (UTC)
Thank you very much, the truth is that I do not know that part of the addition of the source, I appreciate your patience and support with this part. Greetings and I wish you an excellent day.--P Cesar Maldonado (talk) 16:03, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

UK legislation...[edit]

Could you consider also trying to grab the "Queens Printer" PDF's as well, which are the original (as enacted) printings as well as the PDF's for other versions?


Example URL- compared with

I have no objection to BOTH versions being on Commons. :) ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 21:44, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

The entry (data.feed) is:
   <title>New Towns Act 1946</title>
   <link rel="self" href=""/>
   <link href=""/>
   <link rel="alternate" type="application/xml" href="" title="XML"/><link rel="alternate" type="application/rdf+xml" href="" title="RDF/XML"/><link rel="alternate" type="application/akn+xml" href="" title="AKN"/><link rel="alternate" type="application/xhtml+xml" href="" title="HTML snippet"/><link rel="alternate" type="application/pdf" href="" title="PDF"/>
   <link rel="" type="application/xml" href="" title="Table of Contents"/>
   <ukm:DocumentMainType Value="UnitedKingdomPublicGeneralAct"/><ukm:Year Value="1946"/><ukm:Number Value="68"/><ukm:ISBN Value="9780105455899"/><ukm:CreationDate Date="1946-08-01"/>
   <category term="Planning (town and country)"/><category term="Compulsory purchase"/><category term="Land searches"/><category term="Council housing"/><category term="Purchase orders"/>
   <summary>An Act to provide for the creation of new towns by means of development corporations, and for purposes connected therewith.</summary>
How would one walk from this xml entry, or File:New Towns Act 1946 (UKPGA 1946-68).pdf, to the Queen's Printer version if it exists and is different from the recommended PDF? -- (talk) 12:46, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
I'm not sure ... The URL structure for the "QP" version PDF appears to be (so you could write a script to take and convert it).. (in the PDF filename the cc is seemingly padded with leading zeros so it's 4 digits, where as in the directory structure it would not necessarily be padded.)

Not all Acts have QP versions, so you'd also have to test for a 404, or non existence somehow... (and of course test on the Commons side, as some may have been already uploaded as isolates for Wikisource use.. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 16:06, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

Started, refer to Commons:UK_legislation_project#Queens_Printer. Example File:The Council Tax (Exempt Dwellings) (Amendment) (Wales) Order 2000 (WSI 2000-1025 qp).pdf. -- (talk) 16:28, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

File:Broken Hill Railway Station-2 (5138791771).jpg[edit]

File:Broken Hill Railway Station-2 (5138791771).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Broken Hill Railway Station-2 (5138791771).jpg A1Cafel (talk) 02:24, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Johns Hopkins Press[edit]

@Naraht: Now running a correction with Faebot. Limited to files with LOC or LCCN in the filenames. -- (talk) 15:14, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

✓ Done (talk) 14:25, 27 October 2020 (UTC)

File:Halloween 2016 (30398272070).jpg[edit]

File:Halloween 2016 (30398272070).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Halloween 2016 (30398272070).jpg 2604:3D08:7A85:F700:C5F4:C1B7:A1BB:F33C 19:49, 26 October 2020 (UTC)