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Protest photo after censorship of Russian IKEA catalogue. See Love on the wikis.

My backlog of volunteer tasks can be found at User:Fæ/backlog. This runs as an agile backlog. Low priority tasks may take months to complete.

For questions or requests relating to UK Chapter activities, or if you are connected to the UK Chapter, please email me rather than writing on-wiki or on this page.

Flickr users: In addition to my projects of content creation for Commons, I have been experimenting with how to share collections off-wiki. is a Flickr group created for selected GLAM categories, each image linking back to its Wikimedia Commons source.

Evolution-tasks.png Pending tasks for : edit this list - add to watchlist - purge
  1. Monitor Commons:Requests for comment/Batch categorization requirements
  2. Repair Geograph templates in line with WSC's suggestions #Geograph problem raised: Nov 2012
  3. Consider WSC's request on under-categorized images #Nuther Geograph problem raised: Nov 2012
  4. LACMA M.2007.224.4 seems to be wrong at source.
  5. RFC on D codes (based on a dream).
  6. Explore as a possible source
  7. Chisel away at the list on Category talk:Images from USC Digital Library uploaded by Fæ (check needed)
  8. Library of Congress 100mb+ files
    1. An ocean of motion about Spanish commotions or the windy explosion of pot-hous oration LCCN2003681692 105MB Done
    2. Consular games - the game of brag - the game of hazard LCCN2003689149 113MB Done
    3. The eclipse at an end - and political tilting discovered LCCN2003689150 100MB Done
    4. 101MB
    5. 100MB
    6. The washing-tub expedition LCCN2003689156 115MB
    7. St. James's volunteers firing at a target at Kilburn Wells LCCN2003689161 140MB Done
    8. The father of the family takeing (sic) his eldest boy from school LCCN2006675448 TIFF (168.4mb)
    9. The dextrous trimmer or Pool Pill Garlick left in the suds LCCN2006676836 TIFF (118.0mb)
    10. Hell in triumph or The devil has got his own LCCN2006677045 TIFF (119.7mb)
    11. Fox's martyrs or The patriots in limbo LCCN2006678061 TIFF (183.9mb)
    12. John Bull fighting the French single handed LCCN2006678160 TIFF (110.8mb)
    13. King Joe disposing of his Spanish crown !!! LCCN2006678169 TIFF (113.4mb)
    14. Puck's palete LCCN2011660542 TIFF (141.1mb)
    15. A " bogus" cremation for the benefit of the "life-long Democrats" LCCN2011661357 TIFF (143.3mb)
    16. Thanksgiving day, 1885 LCCN2011661359 TIFF (142.5mb)
    17. The carol of the "waits" LCCN2011661367 TIFF (143.4mb)
    18. The old and the new year LCCN2011661369 TIFF (138.6mb)
    19. City flowers LCCN2011661371 TIFF (139.7mb)
    20. Our Japanese village LCCN2011661373 TIFF (139.7mb)
    21. Snowed in LCCN2011661375 TIFF (143.4mb)
    22. The angel of peace LCCN2011661377 TIFF (143.9mb)
    23. The Administration sawmill LCCN2011661379 TIFF (138.5mb)
    24. The one man power in our jury system LCCN2011661381 TIFF (143.0mb)
    25. Don't they wish they had never taken hold of it! LCCN2011661383 TIFF (137.4mb)
    26. The pirate publisher - an international burlesque that has has the longest run on record LCCN2011661385 TIFF (141.8mb)
    27. Cleveland's entry into Washington - March 4th. 1885 LCCN2011661387 TIFF (142.4mb)
    28. President Cleveland and his cabinet LCCN2011661426 TIFF (134.5mb)
    29. History repeats itself LCCN2011661430 TIFF (144.4mb)
    30. U.S. Grant LCCN2011661433 TIFF (141.7mb)
    31. The night mare LCCN2006678665 TIFF (140.2mb)
    32. The attack on our outer ramparts - first the house of refuge - then the public schools - then - the Constitution! LCCN2011661440 TIFF (143.7mb)
    33. "Peace" assured LCCN2011661446 TIFF (146.5mb)
    34. A view in Spain LCCN2006678817 TIFF (127.4mb)
    35. "Sheol" LCCN2011661750 TIFF (141.3mb)
    36. Two political paths LCCN2011661754 TIFF (140.9mb)
    37. Scientists assert that all diseases can be prevented by inoculation LCCN2011661758 TIFF (144.3mb)
    38. Harmony and envy LCCN2011661762 TIFF (141.7mb)
    39. The administration's hardest job LCCN2011661766 TIFF (143.5mb)
    40. In memoriam U.S. Grant LCCN2011661768 TIFF (140.2mb)
    41. Puck's political hunting-ground - how he has made game of the politicians LCCN2011661812 TIFF (141.7mb)
    42. Puck's notion of the kind of fancy-dress charity ball that would be a real, solid financial success LCCN2011661816 TIFF (141.1mb)
    43. This is what the "freedom of worship" bill means - can we hold the evil in check? LCCN2011661820 TIFF (141.6mb)
    44. Noxious growths in liberty's grounds LCCN2011661824 TIFF (141.7mb)
    45. The pyrrhic victory of the Mulligan guards in Maine LCCN2011661828 TIFF (147.4mb)
    46. A hard pull LCCN2011661832 TIFF (141.4mb)
    47. Hell broke loose, or, The murder of Louis, vide, the account of that unfortunate monarch's execution LCCN2006680657 TIFF (153.5mb)
    48. The false "friend of the workingman" LCCN2011661836 TIFF (142.3mb)
    49. Helping the rascals in - a burglarious scheme that may be suddenly spoiled LCCN2011661838 TIFF (144.7mb)
    50. Men may come, and men may go; but the work of reform shall go on forever LCCN2011661843 TIFF (141.0mb)
    51. "The Mulligan guard lies, but - surrenders" LCCN2011661847 TIFF (143.8mb)
    52. The transfusion of blood - may the operation prove a success! LCCN2012645151 TIFF (144.8mb)
    53. The World's International and Cotton Centennial Exposition, New Orleans, La., open from Dec. 1st 1884 to May 31st 1885 LCCN2012645153 TIFF (142.2mb)
    54. Crowding the cabinet-making business LCCN2012645155 TIFF (143.0mb)
    55. Puck's review of the past year LCCN2012645159 TIFF (141.1mb)
    56. Preserve your forests from destruction, and protect your country from floods and drought LCCN2012645164 TIFF (140.3mb)
    57. The contest of beauty LCCN2012645168 TIFF (139.9mb)
    58. Arlequin sur l'Hippogryphe a la croisade Lojoliste LCCN2006681091 TIFF (184.6mb)
    59. Het lusthuys van Pater Peters, en de Jesuwijten en Munniken, ontdekt door LCCN2006681092 TIFF (176.8mb)
    60. Passing everything on the road LCCN2012645172 TIFF (142.1mb)
    61. A desperate attempt to solve the mormon question LCCN2012645174 TIFF (140.8mb)
    62. A lenten dream LCCN2012645182 TIFF (143.6mb)
    63. Leap-year LCCN2012645186 TIFF (142.9mb)
    64. Democracy's disastrous egg-dance LCCN2012645191 TIFF (141.8mb)
    65. Blaine O'Maine LCCN2012645195 TIFF (139.8mb)
    66. Boney at Bayonne blowing a Spanish bubble LCCN2006681466 TIFF (117.7mb)
    67. Boney bringing home the truth from Spain LCCN2006681467 TIFF (113.7mb)
    68. Two of a kind LCCN2012645199 TIFF (147.0mb)
    69. A Spanish joke !!! LCCN2006681484 TIFF (112.4mb)
    70. More than she can carry LCCN2012645201 TIFF (143.1mb)
    71. An unpleasant ride through the presidential "haunted forest" LCCN2012645205 TIFF (144.6mb)
    72. The writing on the wall LCCN2012645210 TIFF (141.2mb)
    73. "A sail! A sail!!" LCCN2012645216 TIFF (145.3mb)
    74. A flag the Independents will fight under LCCN2012645250 TIFF (147.0mb)
    75. He can't beat his own record LCCN2012645419 TIFF (143.9mb)
    76. Raising the funds to buy the presidency LCCN2012645430 TIFF (141.8mb)
    77. The new Democratic eucalyptus tree purifies a political morass LCCN2012645434 TIFF (145.0mb)
    78. The universal church of the future - from the present religious outlook LCCN2012645438 TIFF (138.5mb)
    79. The great floods of 1883 - Germany's need and America's aid LCCN2012645440 TIFF (139.2mb)
    80. Our imitative "aristocracy" LCCN2012645446 TIFF (138.2mb)
    81. The end of a bad show LCCN2012645452 TIFF (137.5mb)
    82. "Take the next car!" LCCN2012645454 TIFF (139.2mb)
    83. The U.S. Hotel badly needs a "bouncer" LCCN2012645460 TIFF (138.0mb)
    84. The great advertising ball of the season LCCN2012645462 TIFF (138.3mb)
    85. Democratic harmony under the Jeffersonian banner LCCN2012645468 TIFF (140.4mb)
    86. The greatest show on earth - "who can ride the mule?" LCCN2012645470 TIFF (141.6mb)
    87. Life's ups-and-downs - Puck's improvement on Cole's "Voyage of Life" LCCN2012645495 TIFF (139.9mb)
    88. The operatic war in New York LCCN2012645537 TIFF (136.0mb)
    89. Let us have a good bankruptcy law, as a protection against the "preferred creditor" swindle LCCN2012645556 TIFF (134.6mb)
    90. Thanksgiving LCCN2012645611 TIFF (135.1mb)
    91. How to keep a girl LCCN2012645613 TIFF (135.8mb)
    92. Christmas at Washington LCCN2012645617 TIFF (140.3mb)
    93. The convention makers LCCN2006684142 TIFF (104.3mb)
    94. Reason against unreason LCCN2012645621 TIFF (127.5mb)
    95. Licensed wreckers - in the hands of the receivers LCCN2012645631 TIFF (126.3mb)
    96. Under false colors LCCN2012645633 TIFF (126.9mb)
    97. Rushing the season LCCN2012645638 TIFF (128.4mb)
    98. The declaration of dependence LCCN2012645642 TIFF (127.7mb)
    99. Longfellow LCCN2012647200 TIFF (128.4mb)
    100. Beyond control LCCN2012647204 TIFF (129.9mb)
    101. Speaker Keifer's kaleidoscopic speech, at the N.Y. Chamber of Commerce banquet, held at Delmonico's, May 9th, 1882 LCCN2012647206 TIFF (130.2mb)
    102. Science, or sport? - A modern spectacle after an old model LCCN2012647208 TIFF (129.3mb)
    103. True reform of Parliament,-i.e.-patriots lighting a revolutionary-bonfire in new Palace Yard LCCN2006684995 TIFF (105.2mb)
    104. First annual picnic of the "Knights of Labor" - more fun for the spectators than for the performers LCCN2012647217 TIFF (133.2mb)
    105. The murderer's straight route to heaven - bringing religion into disrepute LCCN2012647219 TIFF (130.9mb)
    106. Venison & Claret, or Sr. Humpy. Haunch, Bart. of Glutton Hall LCCN2006685173 TIFF (118.8mb)
    107. Roast beef & port or Bully Bramble Esqr., Justice of Peace in Wasp Town LCCN2006685175 TIFF (115.3mb)
    108. A summer smoke-cloud LCCN2012647234 TIFF (131.7mb)
    109. Congressional cracksmen LCCN2012647268 TIFF (124.6mb)
    110. Uncle Sam's neglected farm LCCN2012647270 TIFF (127.7mb)
    111. The deadly upas tree of Wall Street LCCN2012647280 TIFF (127.2mb)
    112. Cut-throat business in Wall Street. How the inexperienced lose their heads LCCN2012647282 TIFF (126.4mb)
    113. Garfield LCCN2012647283 TIFF (129.7mb)
    114. Our Indian policy - a house of cards LCCN2012647285 TIFF (128.8mb)
    115. A grand Shakesperian (sic) revival LCCN2012647290 TIFF (130.5mb)
    116. Puck's own Yorktown celebration LCCN2012647294 TIFF (128.6mb)
    117. "Sic 'em!" LCCN2012647297 TIFF (128.0mb)
    118. Escaping from the old shell LCCN2012647300 TIFF (133.9mb)
    119. Broken banks - defaulting cashiers - negligent directors - who is responsible? LCCN2012647302 TIFF (130.0mb)
    120. The " enfant ter(ri)ble" of Europe LCCN2012648777 TIFF (146.2mb)
    121. Throw 'em out! LCCN2012648781 TIFF (149.3mb)
    122. The modern colossus of (rail) roads LCCN2014645351 TIFF (139.3mb)
    123. The freedom of election or hunt-ing for popularity and plumpers for Maxwell LCCN2006688902 TIFF (118.5mb)
    124. Constitutional Club LCCN2006690504 TIFF (143.6mb)
    125. The sour prospect before us, or The ins throwing up LCCN2006690521 TIFF (101.1mb)
    126. The life of William-Cobbett, -written by himself. No. 8 LCCN2007677435 TIFF (110.0mb)
    127. -Affairs. The sweet prospect behind us, or The outs in office LCCN2007677506 TIFF (101.1mb)
    128. Represantant d'une grande nation LCCN2010647164 TIFF (170.2mb)

File:Part of Northfield. NYPL1515717.tiff[edit]

Thank you for adjusting the Viele file (last topic).

This file also doesn't belong with the ID, NYPL 1515717.

Thanks for your help!. Vzeebjtf (talk) 20:42, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

When I looked at the last case, I did notice the file I was uploading as a replacement also exists on Commons under the wrong filename. I'm unsure what the cause was, possible lags in file uploads may have caused some sort of interative issue. If you find more cases, please list them here. My volunteer time is limited over the next couple of weeks, and I have a number of things put on my backlog already, so I would rather let some cases build up and then schodule time to investigate this properly, rather than fix odd cases. Thanks for raising this for attention. -- (talk) 21:06, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
OK. Vzeebjtf (talk) 03:11, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Only partly downloaded:

Some of the filenames in these category have truncated NYPL numbers:

For now. Vzeebjtf (talk) 03:11, 30 December 2014 (UTC) Vzeebjtf (talk) 05:16, 3 January 2015 (UTC) Vzeebjtf (talk) 09:49, 3 January 2015 (UTC) Vzeebjtf (talk) 23:43, 5 January 2015 (UTC) Vzeebjtf (talk) 01:46, 6 January 2015 (UTC) Vzeebjtf (talk) 10:04, 7 January 2015 (UTC) Vzeebjtf (talk) 10:41, 7 January 2015 (UTC) Vzeebjtf (talk) 12:07, 7 January 2015 (UTC) Vzeebjtf (talk) 07:27, 8 January 2015 (UTC) Vzeebjtf (talk) 12:07, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

I'm done. Vzeebjtf (talk) 06:01, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

FP Promotion[edit]

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COM:OVERCAT: Category:Okinawa prefecture[edit]

Hello, Fæ. We do Not need to add Category:Okinawa prefecture, with categories under Category:Military facilities of the United States in Okinawa prefecture, like Category:Camp Foster, or Category:Kadena Air Base. Thanks alot for your contributions --Tokorokoko (talk) 13:08, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

I am short of time to consider alternatives, so for the moment I'm dropping Okinawa as a potential search word from my uploads. This does mean that images with no other match will not be uploaded. -- (talk) 17:39, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your replay and for your provisional measure.--Tokorokoko (talk) 17:39, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

File:South Carolina National Guard and Air Force Reserve join together for air transport training 150110-Z-II459-049.jpg[edit]

Looks like a corrupt image, again. -- Ies (talk) 16:26, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

File:Army boat delivers TRANSLOTS 2013 130518-A-AM107-012.jpg[edit]

This file is Upload error file. --木の枝(talk) 2015.5.19 17:18 (JST)

✓ Done -- (talk) 16:32, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Reversed image[edit]

Why is the file:Computer chips circuits boards.jpg mirror reversed?

Just asking.

GregorDS (talk) 04:21, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

A large number of the PDI collection were reversed at source, presumably a glitch during original image processing when released (all the EXIF data had been changed, so we can presume that all files were adapted before public release). A couple were flipped on Commons where relevant, feel free to overwrite with a corrected image. -- (talk) 15:34, 23 May 2015 (UTC)


This file is Upload error file. --木の枝(talk) 2015.5.22 0:37 (JST)

✓ Done -- (talk) 05:03, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Checking of watermarks in, photos ?[edit]

Hello Fæ,

I did some checking for actual watermarks on photos in photos (check needed), since a) some photos do not actually have a (discernible) watermark, and b) but if they do then move them to a watermark-category without the 'check needed' clause, for example from photos (watermarked)‎ to Category:Images from with watermarks. Is this a correct and useful approach? Thanks, Lklundin (talk) 22:04, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

It seems like an improvement to the workflow.
Note that I have not touched these images since the time my project co-volunteer Russavia was irrevocably office-banned without any public rationale being given. Not that anyone noticed, or apparently gave a toss whether I left the project or not. -- (talk) 15:30, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for getting back to me. It seems like something strange happened with this project - I am sorry to hear that. Regardless of that I think it important is to discover and appropriately tag watermarked images (especially of third party internetsites) here, since I dislike the idea that Wikipedia is (ab)used for commercial gain. So I have a question:
1) In addition to, photos (check needed) has a sub-category for (called Category:Images from with watermarks‎) that needs to be checked. However, I see no category for images that have been verified to contain watermarks. Would it be OK to create such a category, and then move the candidates that are indeed watermarked?
2) While it can be easy to be sure that an image does have a watermark, some are really faint so it can be difficult to state confidently that an image has no watermark. I would go so far as to say that it is in fact impossible to determine that an image has no watermark, since an increasingly faint watermark would at some point quality as a steganographic message. However, if a watermark is exceedingly faint it has little impact, so if an editor subjectively assesses that an image has no watermark, is that then sufficient to move it from the 'needs-checking-watermark-category' to a 'non-watermarked' category?
Thanks. Lklundin (talk) 17:19, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
1. A checked + watermarked category is unnecessary as {{watermark}} adds its own category and one can intersect that with the main project category to generate a list or perform any automated actions. If you think it is easier you can make the category, but in most circumstances we can work without it.
2. The watermarks we were concerned about were quite visible, the easiest being the credit bars which have been removed, and the hardest being the large embossed kind. A subjective test of that is sufficient and likely to be the best achievable.
Thanks -- (talk) 18:54, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the clarification. If I understand things correctly the watermark-template adds to the media file the hidden category 'Images with watermarks'. Following your suggestion, I hope you have time for one more question:
How would I best intersect a category like Category:Images from with watermarks‎ (that contains watermarked images in need of the watermark-template) with not-in-hidden-category 'Images with watermarks', in such a manner that I with relative ease can manually browse through the resulting set of images (and not just their thumbnails) and mark them (either for a move to a verified as clean category or for insertion of the watermark template)?
Thanks. Lklundin (talk) 19:28, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
There are several possible ways, I suggest:
  1. playing with VisualFileChange as you can see all images in the category and get VFC to automatically select those using the watermarks template. If you have not tried VFC before, it is worth persisting with as it is a highly flexible solution for all sorts of category and mass image page fixing problems
  2. to create a pure list of links, or a wiki table you can cut & paste into a sandbox (or a file of results which you can feed into others tools or bots), I would use Catscan; here's a report that does precisely this and shows 29 images that are relevant.
-- (talk) 05:28, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Right. I do have experience with both VFC and Catscan, and I had to massage Catscan's Wiki output a bit before dropping it into a page in my user space - since I needed a 1000 pixel "thumbnail" to robustly determine whether an image was or was not watermarked.
With that I was able to review all the jetphotos.not images for watermarks, leaving only 51 images in that category without the watermark template. Perhaps you would like to check, but I think those 51 images can be removed from any watermark category. A good amount of the images with the watermark template have a credit bar which can be robustly cropped, so I moved those photos into their own (new) credit bar category, for cropping later.
The very large photos (check needed) seems to have a low incidence of watermarks, but let me know if there are places you think it could be useful to review images for watermarks (of any kind). Thanks for your support. Lklundin (talk) 12:31, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
This is for the high quality images from DVIDS. It is nice to see aspects of military life that perhaps we wouldn't normally. Green Giant (talk) 01:32, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, appreciated. -- (talk) 05:30, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Port operations during PULSE–W 140124-D-LG030-261.jpg[edit]

No required license templates were detected at this file page. Please correct it, or if you have any questions please check my FAQ or contact me on my talk page. Yours sincerely, Jarekt (talk) 12:37, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Joint Readiness Training Center 140118-F-XL333-173.jpg[edit]

No required license templates were detected at this file page. Please correct it, or if you have any questions please check my FAQ or contact me on my talk page. Yours sincerely, Jarekt (talk) 13:21, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

File:Joint Readiness Training Center 140117-F-RW714-212.jpg[edit]

This image did not upload totally. I suspect that this was a WMF servers hicup, as some of my uploads had the same problem. Tm (talk) 15:35, 27 May 2015 (UTC)