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Busy desk.svg Unavailable for various times in July and beginning of August 2016, though should be able to find a free internet connection to pick up email now and then. Long term Faebot jobs should continue uninterrupted unless the WMF API change breaks them.

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Bilder-Atlas zur wissenschaftlich-populären Naturgeschichte der Wirbelthiere (Plate (38)) BHL4024111 (Restored version).jpg

Due to the WMF's forced use of https API requests, a number of my automated maintenance tasks may be interrupted over the next few weeks, and some may be abandoned as not worth the effort of spending time examining them/remembering how they work. Please drop me a note if you think a service should be prioritized for a fix because you find it useful. -- (talk) 13:10, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

As part of the temporary fixes, I have run Noaabot's update from my main account, as the way I hoped to configure it locally failed to work. When I have time to fiddle with it, I will hopefully get the config sorted out. -- (talk) 10:13, 22 June 2016 (UTC)


(Backlog task)
After a recent village pump discussion on Biodiversity Heritage Library duplicate files, the batch upload will continue but I shall be spending some time researching how to map the BHL uploaded jpeg files to their zipped/archived JP2 equivalent pages. If this is possible, then lossless PNG equivalents can be generated or significantly higher quality jpeg versions created than are available from BHL. Keep an eye on User:Fæ/Project list/Biodiversity Heritage Library for the results of investigation in a few weeks. 11:57, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

For requests relating to Chapter projects, or if you are connected to the UK Chapter, please email me rather than writing on-wiki or on this page. I am an independent unpaid volunteer and a founder of Wikimedia LGBT+, with no affiliation or current membership of any other organization.

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More photos for commons[edit]

For these three historical characters there are other photos for commons:

Then, can you edit this photos for me, please? --87.5.73.94 07:39, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

WMF request[edit]

I will look into it over the next couple of weeks. Note my clearing this with the WMF due to recent threats from WMF employees. Thanks -- (talk) 18:23, 10 May 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, after reading the bad faith allegations from User:Jalexander-WMF, I will put this on hold unless I get a statement from the WMF that is not an implied threat to block me were I to investigate the uploads. Thanks -- (talk) 08:47, 11 May 2016 (UTC)
The discussion on meta with the WMF does not appear to have lifted the presumption of bad faith for your use of IP addresses. Thank you for the suggestion, but I am unhappy being placed under the direct threat of an unappealable WMF office block should I help you with these. If you wish to put a case that you are not a banned user, I suggest you take this up with any of the interested WMF employees behind this position, such as @Mdennis (WMF), Kalliope (WMF):. Thanks -- (talk) 11:24, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

DoD / DVIDS PD release of images by non-military photographers[edit]

The correspondence will be updated if and when emails come back. -- (talk) 14:35, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

Correspondence complete, reference added to the above email link. -- (talk) 17:13, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

FP Promotion[edit]

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CC-BY-NC-SA scan of a PD work, part II[edit]

Hi Fæ. Again I came across the same issue, and I was wondering which tool you used the first time around to remove the first binding page. Cheers. ~nmaia [[mia diskuto]] 13:15, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

I have a very old copy of Acrobat professional on an old machine. You could try https://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator which lets you 'print' the pages you want to a new pdf, but I have not used it myself. -- (talk) 13:27, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the tip. I've not been able to use it since I'm not using Windows, but I've uploaded the file anyway, with the header. Let's just hope it passes the license review. ~nmaia [[mia diskuto]] 19:42, 10 July 2016 (UTC)
@NMaia: I'd try PDF Split-and-merge in the future, which should be available for (almost) whatever system you are running. Storkk (talk) 10:29, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
@Storkk: Thanks for the heads up! It worked wonders; I've fixed the pdf now. ~nmaia [[mia diskuto]] 00:31, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Countdown to bot breakage[edit]

Fæ, the API change will happen tomorrow (less than 24 hours from now). If you see this and get a chance, you might want to do "one last run" with the bots that you aren't changing. Thanks, Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 16:12, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

Category:Defense.gov News Photos[edit]

Greetings. I stumbled onto the Category:Defense.gov News Photos you created and wondered if we should do a bot or something to populate it. There are literally thousands of photos not in it. Reguyla (talk) 20:20, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

I did have a script to scrape the DoD website and organize these by date, however after a site change I did not go back to redesign it. I may take a look but it's not a priority as I have an easy way of uploading all DoD images from DVIDS and I think all images from the defense site end up there. They used to publish something like 50 to 100 photos a month on the blog which could be different stuff, but I doubt it. One element of the redesign I have played around with was to automatically upload transcoded videos, but again this never seemed urgent and there were long running issues about whether the WMF would support better codecs at some point. I'm travelling so may not respond to questions until the end of July. -- (talk) 20:33, 14 July 2016 (UTC)