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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)


File:Cranberries; - the national cranberry magazine (1989) (20515720878).jpg[edit]

Suspected copyright violation notice removed. File:Cranberries; - the national cranberry magazine (1989) (20515720878).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)

User who nominated the file for deletion (Nominator) : ShakespeareFan00.

And also:

File:This terrified baby was almost the only human being left alive in Shanghai's South Station after brutal Japanese bombing HD-SN-99-02790.jpg[edit]

File:This terrified baby was almost the only human being left alive in Shanghai's South Station after brutal Japanese bombing HD-SN-99-02790.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for uploading The Pisciarelli (a hot spring) issuing from the cone of the Wellcome V0025267.jpg that was selected as Picture of the month on the Neapolitan Wikisource. --Ruthven (msg) 19:22, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

pdf -> djvu[edit]

Hi Fae, a number of your uploads of books in pdf-format have by third party been duplicate-tagged to corresponding djvu-versions, often in higher resolution; see Category:Duplicate. Do you object against this or would the requested deletions be o.k. for you? --Túrelio (talk) 09:08, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

There was a weak consensus via VP to keep both formats where they exist. DjVu is no longer used by IA, and many systems and apps will not display the old format, but all will display PDF.
See User_talk:Fæ/2020#IA Harmonization... PDF vs Djvu.. for more discussion. If nobody else gets around to it, I will probably create a proposal so that administrators are not left to their own personal opinions each time for potentially a million files.
Just to be clear, we should always Symbol keep vote.svg Keep both formats.
Case discussion: Commons:Undeletion requests/Archive/2020-12#File:The siyar-ul-Mutakherin, a history of the Mahomedan power in India during the last century (IA siyarulmutakheri00ghulrich).pdf. Note that the closer of the undel request is a sysop on Wikisource and has more edits on Wikisource than Commons, and the incorrect speedy deletion was done by a Commons sysop who is a sysop on Wikisource and again has far more edits on Wikisource than Commons. Consequently their opinions can be considered to represent Wikisource viewpoints, but does not establish a consensus for a Commons community focused on this project more than Wikisource, or a fair assessment of Commons policies which appear to have been almost ignored completely in that discussion in preference to personal tastes.
-- (talk) 10:53, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks. I've reverted the pdf->djvu-dupe-tagging. --Túrelio (talk) 17:36, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

@Túrelio, ShakespeareFan00: refer to Commons:Village pump/Proposals#Keeping PDF and DjVu duplicates

@Jeff G., Jmabel, Prosfilaes, Snaevar: as commentators on Commons:Village pump/Archive/2020/11#Consensus: Should PDF be preferred over DjVu alternates? which is referenced by the new proposal above. -- (talk) 12:03, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

  • Thanks for pinging me. Looks like you two have already concluded nothing needs to change, and I'm fine with that. Do I understand correctly? - Jmabel ! talk 14:03, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
Sorry this preceding issue is done. The ping is to encourage you to express your opinion at Commons:Village pump/Proposals#Keeping PDF and DjVu duplicates. :-) -- (talk) 14:22, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
7 or 8 years ago you dismissed me when I tried to tell you that the Flickr images from bhl were being hosted at IA. Your Flickr expert knew all. I am a bit of an idiot who does a lot manually, but I have learned a lot also and when you are stuck somewhere you don't really belong, trying to name everything is something to do. I don't think L. was happy in Stockholm.
Truly, my biggest personal problem with Faebot is how the software mirrors my own mistakes, but always a few years after I make them and at a huge scale. But I never made the mistake of thinking that anyone at Flickr knew more than some who are here. That all aside, I have two questions, one is a little nutty but it is a thought I want to be rid of. Serious question, how can you know the will and intentions of wikimedia and not know what sister wikis are doing and about active tools? Nutty question, are you a mistakes made mirror?--RaboKarbakian (talk) 16:36, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
Happy to answer real questions.
I have had 3 relatives die in the last 3 months. I have managed to see my husband for 3 weeks in the last 10 months due to the pandemic.
That's enough. -- (talk) 18:38, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

POTD Notification[edit]

Army Athletics Long Jumper at The Inter Corps Athletics Competition at Tidworth, Wiltshire MOD 45152793 (cropped).jpg
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Copyright status: File:A Collection of voyages and travels (microform) - some now first printed from original manuscripts, others now first published in English - in six volumes with a general preface giving an account of (IA cihm 33302).pdf[edit]

Copyright status: File:A Collection of voyages and travels (microform) - some now first printed from original manuscripts, others now first published in English - in six volumes with a general preface giving an account of (IA cihm 33302).pdf Also:

Extended content

Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:36, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

@Magog the Ogre: Do you think there are lots more of these blanks? It looks like the cause might have been WMF drop-outs. They are all PD, so this is more a housekeeping issue rather than deletion. I'm not sure how much to invest in adding details, or whether any code to automate this would be useful later on. -- (talk) 14:40, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Yes, your name comes up fairly frequently on User:OgreBot/Notable uploads‎ due to blank upload data. I only went back to the end of January but I know there are more. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 11:35, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks I'll try to think about it, but a fix means working out some Python2 to Python3 conversions, so not trivial.
Based on past 'blanks' it may be these are both rare and probably connected to WMF operational glitches, though a sample shows these were not all on the same day, unfortunately. When raised on Phabricator, the WMF has never given a meaningful answer about root cause, and it's also true they have never put it down to local processing rather than WMF operations.
(Talk page watchers) In the meantime, if a keen admin starts deleting these, maybe someone could flag it for my attention again, I'm likely to miss it? Thanks -- (talk) 11:54, 3 March 2021 (UTC)


Example file in the JSTOR uploads.


Is the Jstor logo available in your uploads also {{PD-old-100-expired}}? If no, shouldn't it be removed or its copyright status properly marked? Note, that declaring PD status of the file you declare that anybody can use any part of it, including the logo, for any purpose. Ankry (talk) 08:01, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

And I kindly ask you to refrain from uploading Jstor originating files until this issue is resolved. Ankry (talk) 08:44, 11 March 2021 (UTC)

Update for anyone following the JSTOR uploads. The trimming script to remove matching cover pages is not run automatically. It uses a search to find matches which cannot be run in parallel or rapid succession as it relies on the current Commons WMF search cache for the file's metadata. As the refresh rate for the site search cache is not specified and may vary depending on operational demand, it's safest to only run this once a day. At the moment a run processes around 900 files in a day before the one-off search runs out of matches. This appears sufficient to keep up with uploads, and files will probably be processed within a couple of days of upload at maximum. -- (talk) 13:36, 16 March 2021 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your fight for equal rights for everyone, I would like to give you this humble recognition. We need more people like you in commons Wilfredor (talk) 21:29, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

MOTD Notification[edit]

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//EatchaBot (talk) 00:00, 29 March 2021 (UTC)

How to handle incorrect metadata from Wellcome[edit]

In regard to File:A magical seal of Solomon, 19th C Wellcome L0037445.jpg, the original metadata supplied by Wellcome was incorrect. The file is an illustration of the Magical Circle of Solomon, which is an entirely different thing from the Magical Seal of Solomon. The "Circle of Solomon", which is known from about a half dozen manuscripts, is a magical circle supposedly for evocation (summoning) of evil spirits and is intended to be drawn on a floor, while the better known "Seal of Solomon" is a pentacle signet intended to seal written commands to evil spirits.

The filename, title, description, categories, and EXIF data were all incorrect. I went ahead and corrected the description and categories, but I'm not sure what to do about the filename, title, and EXIF data. I'm also not sure if we need to communicate this information back to Wellcome or not. Any advice would be appreciated. Nosferattus (talk) 20:14, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

P.S. - I love the idea of Wikimedia Commons being accidentally responsible for opening the floodgates of hell due to bad metadata, lol. Nosferattus (talk) 20:17, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
@Nosferattus: sorry to leave this hanging in the backlog. Without checking the history of the project, I recall that the digital library has a contact email for the curators. So we can pass back suggested corrections to the catalogue. Unfortunately the cases I recall neither got a response nor the problem entries corrected, so it may be that though it's a good idea for the library to get public feedback, they may not have the budget to take action. -- (talk) 11:01, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
Understood. I'll try to let them know regardless. In the meantime, I'll go ahead and change the title in the Artwork template and request a move to a new filename unless you have any objections. Nosferattus (talk) 23:25, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

File:Some trees in forest.jpg[edit]

File:Some trees in forest.jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Some trees in forest.jpg P 1 9 9   19:53, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

Large file upload errors[edit]

Hi! I have been experiencing constant errors when uploading large files to Commons in the last few weeks. I am basically unable to upload anything at all over 100MB. I'm using Pywikibot - it gets a 413, then connection resets until it backs off so far it stops. Have you seen this, and if so, do you know a way around it? I ask because you clearly know your bulk-upload stuff! I tried turning chunking on, but that just ends with a stuck stash. Inductiveload (talk) 00:51, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

These may not be solvable. If you are uploading external files, ensure your code takes advantage of uploadbyurl rather than local uploading.
Ref User talk:Fæ/IA books#Bugs and work-arounds and the Phabricator tickets there. My pywikibot upload settings look like:
site.upload(pywikibot.FilePage(site, u'File:' + pagetitle),
			ignore_warnings = True,
			chunk_size= 400000,
			#async = True,
Lots of trial and errors shows that playing with chunk size makes no difference to this issue.
Part of the error may be the file failing info checks at the WMF server, this is probably why User_talk:Fæ/IA_books#Example_residual_list has so many examples of failing PDFs. It's also unpredictable, as that list shows, some files will upload after multiple attempts. For this reason, you may benefit from trapping the 413 error and letting the code reattempt several times, even if the filetype is not a document.
WMF dev or ops do not appear to be working on these issues for large files. -- (talk) 13:01, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for the reply. I'm mostly uploading large DjVu files rather than PDFs. I have spend most of the day messing about trying to get an automated upload solution working. So far, even upload by URL, IA-Upload and Pywiki bot have all failed every time. The only thing I can make work are the UploadWizard (sometimes) and the bigChunkedUpload.js thing, neither of which are especially suitable for automation (the UploadWizard is incredibly annoying if you have a pre-made info block!).
I tried to rebase the async patch for PWB, but it did not seem to help much.
I guess at least now I know it's not just me being an idiot, it's truly really hard to get these files uploaded! Inductiveload (talk) 21:58, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the follow-up on Phabricator. There's hardly anyone looking at these problems, which is a serious flaw that could undermine Commons' long-term utility. -- (talk) 09:41, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
I persevered with the rebase of the 2017(!) async patch for PWB and it actually seems to have paid off: At least, I have uploaded several large files with 100% success rate using that patch, where it was 0% before.
Obviously this only fixes one upload route, but at least one automated route is all you need, even if it's inconvenient to not be able to "sideload" via URL. It does seem like something of a bizarre blind spot to have so many upload methods all so broken at the same time for so long and for there to have been so little concern about it. Inductiveload (talk) 17:40, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
This did not look straightforward, congratulations on shaking the tree and finding a solution. :-) It strikes me that long-term bugs like this could do with a volunteer reward system so that we are not so dependent on the interests and workloads of WMF devs. -- (talk) 10:42, 15 April 2021 (UTC)
Tried to incorporate the patch, but experimenting with the PDF cover page removing housekeeping gave me zero sized files. See File:Charlemont- Or, The Pride of the Village; a Tale of Kentucky (IA charlemontorpri00simmgoog).pdf. This may have been down to me changing something I didn't understand, but I'll hold off until this is incorporated into a Pywikibot release. -- (talk) 12:35, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

File:Twiiter - telling everyone what you are doing, minute by minute (1634394901).jpg[edit]

Suspected copyright violation notice removed. File:Twiiter - telling everyone what you are doing, minute by minute (1634394901).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) A1Cafel (talk) 09:53, 15 April 2021 (UTC)

File:Twiiter - telling everyone what you are doing, minute by minute (1634394901).jpg[edit]

File:Twiiter - telling everyone what you are doing, minute by minute (1634394901).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Twiiter - telling everyone what you are doing, minute by minute (1634394901).jpg Túrelio (talk) 08:48, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

File:Rock recognition ESA383501.jpg[edit]

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Commons:Deletion requests/File:Rock recognition ESA383501.jpg Ras67 (talk) 19:41, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

File:La coronica general de España (IA lacoronicagenera04ocam).pdf[edit]


El fichero "File:La_coronica_general_de_España_(IA_lacoronicagenera04ocam).pdf" no se corresponde con la descripción que tiene. Por favor, revísalo. Un cordial saludo: Raimundo Pastor (talk) 18:35, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

It would make more sense for a Spanish speaker to update it. Unfortunately metadata on the Internet Archive is never completely reliable, often relying on catalogues elsewhere which may have their own errors. -- (talk) 21:33, 17 April 2021 (UTC)

Help request[edit]

Hi. I know you are a license reviewer and have uploaded so many freely-licensed files to Commons. (I know, because I categorize so many of them. :) This file is everywhere in the net, because it is PD. (PD-Turkey) A 1930s picture from a Youth Day (19 May) Parade. This may be either from SALT archives (from where you have uploaded many pics) or Cumhuriyet newspaper, whose volumes have recently been uploaded here, but not well categorized, and less classified. (Everyday I find out pictures of people we have been looking for, in those pages, mostly by chance, while looking around...) I looked a bit at SALT for this file but there are thousands of pics there. It is even more difficult to find in newspapers, because every file brings several pages of the edition in PDF. I have a feeling you could find this image in one of those sources. Of course if you wish to spare time for this. If not, all is well. Thanks and sorry for disturbing you. E4024 (talk) 02:13, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

Added sufficient research to the DR to justify a keep. -- (talk) 11:28, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

File:Geological investigation ESA383984.jpg[edit]

File:Geological investigation ESA383984.jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Geological investigation ESA383984.jpg Ras67 (talk) 11:56, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

File:Eyes that can see your heart (Unsplash).jpg[edit]

File:Eyes that can see your heart (Unsplash).jpg has been marked for speedy deletion. Wikimedia Commons doesn't permit uploading personal files unless you are using them for personal use or an educational purpose.

Why not upload a picture of a plant, animal, or anything else which fits into our scope. You can contribute any media type you want, including but not limited to images, videos, music, and 3D models. Start uploading now ! If you don't have anything to upload at the moment, why not take a look at our best images and best videos, sounds and 3D models. If you have any doubts/questions don't hesitate to visit our help desk.

Action created by E4024 (talk · contribs · logs · block log) 22:04, 18 April 2021 (UTC)

File:Tatra Mountains, Czechoslovakia, safe house Fortepan 83689.jpg[edit]

File:Tatra Mountains, Czechoslovakia, safe house Fortepan 83689.jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Tatra Mountains, Czechoslovakia, safe house Fortepan 83689.jpg Aʀvєδuι + 20:47, 21 April 2021 (UTC)