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

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  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 http://curtis.library.northwestern.edu/curtis/weblinks.html 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. http://lccn.loc.gov/2003689153 101MB
    5. http://lccn.loc.gov/2003689154 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)


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A barnstar for you![edit]

Example of the potentially encyclopaedic becoming encyclopaedic :-)
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For helping me move my work to Flickr and your huge quantity and quality of contribution that escape beyond any user. Additionally, your ability to see what is potentially encyclopedic. Your determination in the comments and wisdom, commons would be a better place if we could have some of all those faculties that make you an excellent user, an excellent person. This humble acknowledgment is on behalf of those who are awake and are able to see what you do, selflessly and sincerely. The Photographer (talk) 14:18, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Much appreciated. -- (talk) 14:29, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

File:The book of choice ferns for the garden, conservatory. and stove - describing and giving explicit cultural directions for the best and most striking ferns and selaginellas in cultivation. Illustrated (20394995445).jpg[edit]

File:The book of choice ferns for the garden, conservatory. and stove - describing and giving explicit cultural directions for the best and most striking ferns and selaginellas in cultivation. Illustrated (20394995445).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:The book of choice ferns for the garden, conservatory. and stove - describing and giving explicit cultural directions for the best and most striking ferns and selaginellas in cultivation. Illustrated (20394995445).jpg LutzBruno (talk) 12:43, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

problematic redirects[edit]

Fæ, What should we do with the following redirects they seem to be broken and not recognized as redirects. --Jarekt (talk) 23:43, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

Seems a bug with the magic word REDIRECT, as equals signs are permitted in filenames (perhaps they should be blacklisted?). I have not got a work around yet. -- (talk) 00:53, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
Can they be deleted? BTW I created phabricator:T108654. --Jarekt (talk) 01:06, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
No objection, but as I'm not an admin cannot do it myself. -- (talk) 01:17, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
I know, but wanted to make sure it is not a problem to delete them. --Jarekt (talk) 02:56, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done --Jarekt (talk) 21:04, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Sharing is caring[edit]

I currently use Flickr2COmmons for my day-to-day mass-upload, but it has it's drawbacks (such as memory crashes if more than 1500 images). I was wondering if you would be willing to publish your tool/script online (open source :) so that I others can take use of your great initiative! Josve05a (talk) 01:53, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

A number of related projects have been published. I'm afraid that in the light of Commons:Village pump#Code of conduct for technical spaces applies to Wikimedia Commons, I am currently wary of publishing any of my source code on Commons. It seems odd, but these special rules may soon apply to all technical discussions on Commons, and I would rather not put myself at risk of a ban based on vague and open ended guidelines. -- (talk) 06:34, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Flickr Commons[edit]

Dear Fae,

why do you import pictures from Internet Archive books via Flickr The Commons and not directly? (Category:Files from Internet Archive Book Images Flickr stream)--Kopiersperre (talk) 08:13, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

If anyone wants the book on Commons, then importing the djvu file is the way to go. This project is taking advantage of the Flickrstream to find cropped figures or plates within the books, which is not something that can easily be done at the Internet Archive itself. See User:Fæ/Project_list/Internet_Archive#Introduction for more detail.
I have been playing around with the IA API, so may turn this into a way of importing some collections to Commons, though probably other things than books. For example there are some audio collections that would be useful to make available here for transclusion into Wikipedia articles. -- (talk) 09:24, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

SDASM images[edit]

Hi, I have been gathering collections of SDASM images together into subcats, but there remain two main categories - Category:Images from San Diego Air & Space Museum, and Category:Photographs by SDASM Archives. Can you please help resolve an apparent conflict, MTIA, PeterWD (talk) 16:48, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

I might look at this late tomorrow, but I have no strong views if you want to go ahead and merge them to whatever is most sensible. There may be a reason to keep photographs from the archives under the more general 'images from' category, but I am not familiar with the organization to know whether this reflects their actual hierarchy of authority. -- (talk) 21:43, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the comments. I have now put all the named collections/albums under Category:Photographs by SDASM, and then put that under Images from..., and left individual images where they were. Perhaps now all the loose images in Category:Photographs by SDASM can be moved into their relevant subcats, then the structure might make more sense.PeterWD (talk) 22:06, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

File:The Quarterly journal of the Geological Society of London (1916) (14784622702).jpg[edit]

File:The Quarterly journal of the Geological Society of London (1916) (14784622702).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) GeoWriter (talk) 16:54, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:The Quarterly journal of the Geological Society of London (1916) (14784622702).jpg -- (talk) 22:59, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

File:The Ladies' home journal (1889) (14591809430).jpg[edit]

Hello, are you sure for 1889 ??? Please give link for source to a proper database. Thks ! --Spiessens (talk) 07:45, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

All the source information is on the image page. In this case the catalogue is very clear, see https://archive.org/details/ladieshomejourna64janwyet, the year of the volume could be dated as late as 1945, 1889 is the first year the journal was published. The edition is actually copyrighted as 1946. -- (talk) 07:50, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

File:USS Winston S. Churchill 120516-N-YF306-395.jpg and others[edit]

Hello, I recognized that you upload loads of photos from (among others) UK or US government websites. I assume that you do that via a bot or something. I see three problems: 1. File names. In the above mentioned photos you can be lucky that there is only one USS Churchill, however, the ship is not the one depicted in the photo (as US Navy PR-texts are often ... difficult in their content). As with the RN photos, the names do not give any clue about the content. 2. Categories: you put, for example, many of the above uploaded photos in the category "USS Nimitz (CVN-68)". The ship categories are totally overcrowded since bot-uploads filled them with hundreds or thousands of photos. But, if a sailor of USS Nimitz sits at a table on land, I see no reason to put it in the USS Nimitz category. 3. Common sense: bot uploads upload zillions of photos that are, in my opinion, meaningless. Of course, when is a photo important? But especially the US Navy posts thousands of photos that, after having being uploaded, create a lot of problems because of wrong categories, doubles, and the general difficulty to find or create an appropiate category at all (like Category:Sailors of USS Nimitz (CVN-68) sitting at tables in Naval Station Everett in August 2015...) :-). Cheers Cobatfor (talk) 12:49, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi @Cobatfor: I have noticed you working on a lot of categorization and improvements to military related images, it's much appreciated. For any batch upload of 100,000+ images we are going to be highly reliant on the validity of source metadata. None of the sources I have worked with are perfect and even when, say, location is 98% accurate this still leaves us with thousands of images to correct by volunteer review.
My batch uploads from the DoD are now highly accurate, much better than leaving the large collection dumped in a bucket category, though have understandable problems by being reliant on the textual description. A good example is attempting to match "Barack Obama" in descriptive texts as invariably the majority of matches turn out to be events hosted by Obama or ceremonies sponsored by Obama but where he is not actually in the photograph. Similarly though USS <ship name> is a good search to use, there may be odd photographs of internal ship life, parts of the ship, or even events where someone is about to go to the ship or has left it, but the ship is not in the photo.
My response has been to refine intelligent sensible matches and avoid doubtful searches in the first place. For this reason I avoid searching for "Obama".
Some examples of intelligence built into category matches:
  1. Saa?do?un (Farhan )?[Aa]l.?[Dd]ula.?m[yi];Saadoun al-Dulaimi coping with odd spelling variations for a transliterated name of an Iraqi politician
  2. Adm.*Sinclair Harris;Sinclair Harris matching Admiral Harris but avoiding other "Sinclair Harris's"
  3. !3rd Infantry Regiment;Barack Obama a negative match, so the category Barack Obama is never used when the 3rd Infantry Regiment category applies
  4. !!Warrior Games a bad parent, meaning that the category of Warrior Games is only used if there are no other categories matches
  5. !!!Muppets a sanity clause, if Muppets are mentioned, then don't bother uploading
If you can think of good ways of avoiding bad category matches for certain scenarios I would be happy to ponder better ways of doing the matches.
I don't really accept the idea that DoD photos are meaningless, even when we have zillions. For example a photo of a sailor socializing on particular ship in 1944 is desirable, similarly a sailor doing the same thing on a ship yesterday is still desirable as we want to have photographs showing changes in uniforms, changes to ship layout, plenty of alternative shots for any particular ship, plenty of good shots of sailors wearing glasses and a number 2 crop, or whatever other minor criteria on features potential reusers are looking for.
The reality is that we never know which of these might randomly hit the headlines in the future. I uploaded 100,000—mostly dull and moderate quality—photographs of aircraft taken by amateurs, and in the 2 years these have been around several have sadly been in the press headlines for dramatic crashes or other emergency events, making the handful of freely available photographs of that airframe instantly of extremely high educational value for re-users such as journalists and those working on encyclopaedia entries. Though only 4% or so might ever be used on Wikipedia, as a resource the 100,000 has its own more general benefit to preserving human knowledge and well worth the cost of hosting a few gigabytes of files and the eternal issue for Commons about how best either to automate or prioritize an ever increasing categorization backlog. -- (talk) 13:55, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
Well, of course, it is not easy - if impossible - to determine what will be "historically relevant" in the future. Some users tend to open categories that are, in my opinion, not useful (like "Dakota (SAAF)"). Also, a serial number category for a military aircraft of which there is only one file is something I think is too much. On the other hand, someone now deletes the hull numbers for US Navy ships at en:wikipedia articles if only one ship of this name existed (up to today). This, I think, is (sorry) idiotic, because all USN ships are always identified by their hull numbers. However, we just go on and try, and try ... Cheers Cobatfor (talk) 21:03, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
@Cobatfor: A minor improvement in finding images you may be interested in, I have added searching for the DVIDS "star rating" which should be a way of discriminating large batches by perceived quality. This was an improvement I tried to implement about a year ago, but it's oddly embedded in JavaScript so is fiddly, as well as being "soft" information not actually tied to the photograph. Note that most images on DVIDS probably have no user rating, and very few have the maximum 5 stars. Click on any image in the gallery as an early example of what this looks like on the revised template. I'm running an initial test, searching for "tank", filtering by 4 or 5 stars only, which seems to filter out 95%+ of the photographs returned. -- (talk) 14:15, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
Interesting. I more got the problem that there are often only low-quality photos available for the things I am looking for. Concering the USGov photo descriptions, they are, of course PR-descriptions. The National Museum of Naval Aviation on the other hand has a nice photo collection, but no staff. The website is 15 years old and photos "vanish" out of unknown reasons. They have (often untrained) volunteers cataloguing the photos and I even found descriptions I made on Commons back there... Really horrible are the descriptions of the San Diego Air and Space Museum, as mostly non-existent... So there is still a lot to do :-) Cheers Cobatfor (talk) 09:21, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Catalogue of Canadian birds (microform) - part II, birds of prey, woodpeckers, fly-catchers, crows, jays and blackbirds, including the following orders - raptores, coccyges, pici, macrochires, and (20615573256).jpg[edit]

File:Catalogue of Canadian birds (microform) - part II, birds of prey, woodpeckers, fly-catchers, crows, jays and blackbirds, including the following orders - raptores, coccyges, pici, macrochires, and (20615573256).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Catalogue of Canadian birds (microform) - part II, birds of prey, woodpeckers, fly-catchers, crows, jays and blackbirds, including the following orders - raptores, coccyges, pici, macrochires, and (20615573256).jpg MPF (talk) 07:42, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

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File:Catalogue of Canadian birds (microform) - part II, birds of prey, woodpeckers, fly-catchers, crows, jays and blackbirds, including the following orders - raptores, coccyges, pici, macrochires, and (20632700792).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
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File:Our birds of prey, or, The eagles, hawks, and owls of Canada (microform) (1876) (20627281171).jpg[edit]

File:Our birds of prey, or, The eagles, hawks, and owls of Canada (microform) (1876) (20627281171).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
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File:Our birds of prey, or, The eagles, hawks, and owls of Canada (microform) (1876) (20627302821).jpg[edit]

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File tagging File:Cranberries; - the national cranberry magazine (1980) (20520466248).jpg[edit]

File:Cranberries; - the national cranberry magazine (1980) (20520466248).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) LutzBruno (talk) 14:18, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Cranberries; - the national cranberry magazine (1982) (20520589258).jpg[edit]

File:Cranberries; - the national cranberry magazine (1982) (20520589258).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) LutzBruno (talk) 14:20, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Cranberries; - the national cranberry magazine (1982) (20520589258).jpg, unfortunately some work required to sort these out. -- (talk) 16:25, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

File tagging File:Cranberries; - the national cranberry magazine (1982) (20520441628).jpg[edit]

File:Cranberries; - the national cranberry magazine (1982) (20520441628).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) LutzBruno (talk) 14:20, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

File tagging File:Cranberries; - the national cranberry magazine (1982) (20520670660).jpg[edit]

File:Cranberries; - the national cranberry magazine (1982) (20520670660).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) LutzBruno (talk) 14:21, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

File tagging File:Cranberries; - the national cranberry magazine (1982) (20682164516).jpg[edit]

File:Cranberries; - the national cranberry magazine (1982) (20682164516).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) LutzBruno (talk) 14:21, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

File tagging File:Cranberries; - the national cranberry magazine (1982) (20520523788).jpg[edit]

File:Cranberries; - the national cranberry magazine (1982) (20520523788).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) LutzBruno (talk) 14:22, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

File tagging File:The cranberry industry - its possibilities in Canada. (1923) (20698963642).jpg[edit]

File:The cranberry industry - its possibilities in Canada. (1923) (20698963642).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) LutzBruno (talk) 14:23, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:The cranberry industry - its possibilities in Canada. (1923) (20708277155).jpg[edit]

LutzBruno (talk) 14:28, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done {{PD-Canada}} can be added to these (a government department was the publisher). -- (talk) 16:22, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Category:Uploaded by user Fæ[edit]

Hi, a bot created this category so I thought I'd let you know that I redirected it to Category:Images uploaded by Fæ as I thought that was the best thing to do, and thought you should know as it's your category tree that is affected by this. AnemoneProjectors (talk) (Flickr) 09:56, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

This moves images to be in a parent of a category they are already in, I have removed the redirect. There was no consensus for YacBot to do this and it disrupts the project. What a waste of my volunteer time to tidy up after another bot writer. Unimpressive. -- (talk) 10:06, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
I agree, and am sorry I didn't check with you first after I saw the category but before I redirected it. Some of the photos were moved, I'll see if I can track them down for you and revert them, as I feel responsible now. AnemoneProjectors (talk) (Flickr) 10:23, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
I'm so sorry, a lot of photos were moved and I think I've messed up, but I want to fix this even if it takes a long time. Did you have any photos in Category:Images uploaded by Fæ, or were they all already in subcategories? AnemoneProjectors (talk) (Flickr) 10:42, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
Please leave it, this is a consequence of YacBot being operated without consensus. I would like to take a proper look as it may be appropriate to seek further redress with the operator. -- (talk) 10:49, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

@McZusatz: @AnemoneProjectors:
I have made an objection at User_talk:McZusatz#YaCBot_user_categorization. The issue will be escalated if the bot is not halted shortly. -- (talk) 10:58, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

(edit conflict) Are you sure? If I hadn't redirected the category, you would not have images in the parent category. I've already reverted some of the moves so what was in "Images uploaded by Fæ" has gone back to the "Uploaded by user Fæ", that I know you don't want, but at least if they're all there, the category you do want is back as you had it. There may have only been fewer than 200 images affected. AnemoneProjectors (talk) (Flickr) 11:02, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
I have not looked at it yet, I have real life stuff to get on with. If you have analysed it and think this is better then please go ahead. Obviously the duplicate category will have to be removed and it seems silly to keep on touching these files with additional changes. -- (talk) 11:09, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
I will restore things to how they were before I got involved but after the bot. Then it's just the bot and the bot's category that needs to be dealt with. I apologise. Please carry on with your real life stuff! AnemoneProjectors (talk) (Flickr) 11:12, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Description of a view of the city of St. Sebastian, and the Bay of Rio Janeiro - now exhibiting in the Panorama, Leicester-Square; painted by the proprietor, Robert Burford, from drawings taken in the (14781438561).jpg[edit]

File:Description of a view of the city of St. Sebastian, and the Bay of Rio Janeiro - now exhibiting in the Panorama, Leicester-Square; painted by the proprietor, Robert Burford, from drawings taken in the (14781438561).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Description of a view of the city of St. Sebastian, and the Bay of Rio Janeiro - now exhibiting in the Panorama, Leicester-Square; painted by the proprietor, Robert Burford, from drawings taken in the (14781438561).jpg Takeaway (talk) 13:38, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Henry Correvon - Album des orchidées de l'Europe centrale et septentrionale[edit]

Hi Fæ, thanks for your uploads of this book: Category:Henry Correvon - Album des orchidées de l'Europe centrale et septentrionale. I created the category and this page Henry Correvon - Album des orchidées de l'Europe centrale et septentrionale. Some pictures were missing and I found this Album - page in Flickr: [1]. All images of the book are available and I think in better quality (not cropped). Here you can test the commons-quality: Category:Orchis anthropophora - botanical illustrations Now my question, if you think also, the quality is better. Can you overwrite the first serie using your perfect script? Best greetings. Orchi (talk) 19:56, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

I have added Internet Archive (uncrop needed) which triggers Faebot to overwrite each image with its full page uncropped version hosted on the Internet Archive. Note that the scans hosted by IA were actually created by the Biodiversity Library (you can check on the IA catalogue page), so these should be identical to the library's own Flickrstream. :-)
Late now, I'll return to the missing plates in a day or so. -- (talk) 21:59, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
.....I say: Thanks!! (By the way I found many great Orchid books in Flickr). Orchi (talk) 22:02, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
@Orchi: Thanks for highlighting the BioDivLibrary stream, lovely stuff. However the titles used for the 100,000 images are terrible, so I have avoided starting a direct upload right now. I will investigate the BHL API and hopefully this will lead to a large batch upload with much better metadata on the image pages fairly soon (this could mean several weeks), including all the orchid images you would like to see. :-) -- (talk) 18:07, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
....you're so fast, that I have problems to follow with my handmake work here. ;-)
Can I ask you to upload these missing eleven plates of this book?:
Best greeting. Orchi (talk) 21:33, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done Plus new {{BHL}} template is being worked on to fit the metadata available from the BHL API. As these are uploaded before I generalized a way of doing a larger batch, I have not added any auto-categorization, so please add some categories!
Other talk page watchers, I'll update at COM:BHL if I start a very large batch upload, which looks likely now I've worked through the API.
Update the large batch upload now started, going through the entire Flickrstream but excluding images with the maximum side less than 1200 pixels or already uploaded to Commons. See this search for progress. -- (talk) 04:15, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. All your images are processed in category, gallery and species-articles. Best greetings. Orchi (talk) 10:09, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

Books from the Internet Archive[edit]

Foolish guillemot eggs, part of the auto-created Category:British ornithology.

Hi ;-)
I'm wondering if it would be better to upload the groups of files to a defaults categories compatibile with their names... For example: files with names "Studies in natural history (1888)" go to a category "Studies in natural history (1888)". I know, that at the beginning such a category does not exist, but it's easier to click on a red category and create it -- than moving files from a few different categories to one category - and marking the upper category only...
It's your choice, of course ;-) Wieralee (talk) 11:36, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

This is being tested with the BHL uploads (which uses very similar processes), just swapped to doing this shortly before you wrote here. See File:A natural history of British birds (18962152323).jpg as an example. Note the work-around is already in the previous uploads, you only need to click on the "find matches" link next to the Identifier. You can use cat-a-lot on the resulting search page. There is no such work-around for the BHL uploads...
Quite a few Commonsists have objected to automated creation of red-link categories in the past, however if I don't get any complaints from the test, I'll use this on the IA uploads in a couple of days.
BTW, Flickr fails to serve me search results on the IA flickrstream when the numbers approach 2,500,000—504 errors—so though I am uploading new files, there are another 1,500,000 older files on that stream which are an undiscovered country. I'm pondering solutions, I'll get there eventually. :-) -- (talk) 11:47, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Great! I think there will be no oppose, when the red categories will be created within several hours. Wieralee (talk) 12:04, 23 August 2015 (UTC)
    @Wieralee: If you would like to get a "big bang for the buck" for your use of cat-a-lot, you may want to keep an eye on Commons:Biodiversity_Heritage_Library/Reports/popular_categories as the larger red-link book categories are appearing there. The report is updated about twice a day. Thanks -- (talk) 12:43, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Fæ: it's a good system, but I don't like when you use too many categories for single files... IMO the files should have two categories only: home category (which does not exist) and "todo category" (one for all). When sb is creating a home category, can give it many categories -- and remove this files from the "todo category". The home category should have many categories, as "Botany", "Catalogs", "Ornithology", "Gardening"... but not each single file... The categories are being spoiled... when the category hasn't got subcategories and has a few thousand files -- is ruined... you can find nothing inside it. I don't mention such cases, like this, when the upload went wrong :( I had hoped I can repair this categories, but each day they contain more and more files... Think about it, please... Wieralee (talk) 23:42, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
There is a fix. I have added {{categorize}} to: Botany, Catalogs, Ornithology, Gardening and Periodicals. It's good practice to mark categories which are high in a hierarchy this way and both the IA and BHL uploads are careful to detect use of this template as well as {{diffuse}}—by checking against r"\{\{([Cc]ategori.e|[Cc]atdiffuse|[Dd]iffuse)\}\}". Please mark any other categories which are being inappropriately flooded and once you clean them out, they should stay cleaned out though my upload script will need to restart as it intelligently remembers which were good or bad categories to avoid constantly having to read category pages.
I can fix this another way, for example in some batch uploads I have a fixed list of desired or forbidden categories, however this is probably the simplest and most collegiate way of achieving the same outcome.
The "home" category is Category:Files from the Biodiversity Heritage Library, which means this can be intersected with other categories to handle more complex flooding problems or automated re-categorization, for example with VFC.
By the way, the number of possible categories for any uploaded image in these two batch upload projects is strictly limited. Only the first 5 Flickr tags are examined, and of those only the ones with existing Commons categories result in categories being applied. Thanks -- (talk) 04:37, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Metamucil ad.jpg[edit]

File:Metamucil ad.jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Metamucil ad.jpg Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 01:29, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi Fæ! Speedy tagged by Trivialist, I converted to DR. Could you have a peek? Thanks! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:06, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Da lian di qu zhi wu zhi (1982) (20838338211).jpg[edit]

File:Da lian di qu zhi wu zhi (1982) (20838338211).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Da lian di qu zhi wu zhi (1982) (20838338211).jpg Steven P. (talk) 10:21, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Seed annual (16263783668).jpg[edit]

This file and the rest of the set - and all the related files at the source not uploaded have mangled dates. The dates are shown on the cover page (and for some of them on most every page inside) but the source has them listed incorrectly. Seed annual (16263783668) says 1900, not 1921 as the file (and source) say. The one marked 1920 in the source [2] says "Autumn 1902" on the cover. That 1920 details page seems to include 11 separate seed catalogs published between 1902 and 1930. Rmhermen (talk) 23:30, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

The BHL data seems reliable, so this is an unfortunate glitch. There don't seem that many images right now in 1900 D.M. Ferry seed catalog (i.e. tens rather than hundreds), so a bot based fix is probably not any easier than doing these 'by hand'. At the BHL source, there is a small triangle icon to the top right of the image to report errors. It would be useful to pass back metadata mistakes like to BHL as this is one of the spin-off benefits of encouraging releases to Commons. If you get interesting replies, or see they fix the data promptly, this would be good to note at COM:BHL. -- (talk) 05:07, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Deletion requests for arrows[edit]

Notification about possible deletion

Bundle DR:
Commons:Deletion requests/Arrows from bot upload

Achim Raschka (talk) 08:15, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Hello Fæ,
I added deletion requests to the listed arrow pics from your bot upload listed in the Category:Zoology since they are of no value. Additionally I think that of the many duplicates of File:Animate creation - popular edition of "Our living world" - a natural history (1898) (17576550474).jpg in that category (I counted 51) we only need one. -- Achim Raschka (talk) 08:15, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Commented. For clear duplicates with no possible value to add please use {{duplicate}} though normally some near identical lithographs may have use due to normal variations in print quality. -- (talk) 08:54, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Histoire naturelle de Buffon (microforme) - classée par ordres, genres et espèces, d'après le système de Linné avec les caractères géné riques et la nomenclature Linnéenne (1802) (20449577368).jpg[edit]

File:Histoire naturelle de Buffon (microforme) - classée par ordres, genres et espèces, d'après le système de Linné avec les caractères géné riques et la nomenclature Linnéenne (1802) (20449577368).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Histoire naturelle de Buffon (microforme) - classée par ordres, genres et espèces, d'après le système de Linné avec les caractères géné riques et la nomenclature Linnéenne (1802) (20449577368).jpg MPF (talk) 10:10, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Note on measuring recentness of uploads for the Internet Archive book plates project (IA books)[edit]

After 160,000 images uploaded from the Internet Archive, we finally found that Victorian lolcat, showing exactly how smart Wikimedians feel, proving we've all been here before :-)Kittens and cats (1911)

The following list is the number of images uploaded to Commons as part of IA books, but ordered by the date they were newly created and uploaded to Flickr by IA. Keep in mind that only the minority of images greater than 2,800 pixels on the longest side are considered for Commons upload (possibly 4% of the collection). This shows how recent these image crops/releases by IA are, and the fact that the quantities seem highly variable. When the count is more than 10,000 in a day, the search function is truncated. You can do the equivalent of this search on any particular day by adjusting the date of this Commons search.

D/B lags for the API search function, or something more obscure, may make the numbers here wildly unreliable, for example the 24 Jul should read as 2,145 rather than 174, based on the live web-based search. So it's a good job I'm just an unpaid volunteer not relying on these numbers to justify anything. :-) -- (talk) 17:30, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Hi @:, not sure that Commons search link is correct -- for example, the first hit it gives (for 2015-08-24) is File:Bulletin (1955) (20425081375).jpg; but according to the file page that was posted to Flickr on 9 August 2015. Perhaps double-quotes may not be currently working on Commons search?
Update: this appears to work more accurately.
(And correctly(?) it gives 2145 for Aug 24, and zero for Jul 24; unlike 174 and 4129 in your table).
Flickr uploads (as subsequently re-uploaded by you here) seem to have re-commenced at scale on 5 Aug, following 3000 in July, 15000 in June, 18000 in May, none in April, 4700 in March, 1006 in Feb, none in Jan, Dec, Nov, Oct, Sep, Aug, 40000 in Jul 2014 ? Jheald (talk) 22:25, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
It's good to see that the IA uploads to Flickr are on the move again. They seemed to do the first 2.6 million images by August last year (out of over 14 million apparently extracted), but then seemed to stop -- disappointingly, as there was some very nice stuff eg from books like this one that I hoped might appear.
It looks like they have since started uploading again -- I'm not quite sure from when, but you have that info -- presumably now as part of the pipeline from new books that they are scanning. The recent uploads seem to be overwhelmingly from the Biodiversity Heritage Library project. Do you know if that is exclusively the case, or is other stuff appearing as well? (Including any of the backlog from older books that they have scanned?)
Also, I really like the 'uncrop' tool. But do you know if you're getting full resolution, eg compared to the IA images, if you're pulling images from the flipbook pages (even at maximum zoom)? -- I know some of the IA downloadable pdf can be (or, at least, could be in the past) quite savagely compressed, compared to the JPEG2000 images available as a zipfile. Do you know if the same is true for the images you're pulling from the flipbook, or are they okay?
Thank you (again!) so much for all you're doing to get this fantastic content uploaded. All best, Jheald (talk) 22:04, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
@Jheald: There are over 5 million crops in the IA Flickrstream today. Though most are under the slightly arbitrary 2,800 pixels on a side limit I have chosen, this still gives a big repository of high quality "book plates" to draw on. The updates do seem erratic, possibly related to staff availability. If they ever give up on their project we could probably do something similar ourselves—i.e. automatic detection of suitable images on a page, ignoring text, and create and upload the crop. In the longer term, I was intending to create my own "IA uploader", I have it half written as I was going to do something initially with audio file uploads.
The numbers in the table above are wrong, it's just a bit of fun and I'll revisit at some point. It's a bit close to my holiday to start anything new. There's a lot of last minute chores to get on with!
I think the recent preponderance to BHL stuff is coincidence. My own BHL project is running separately based on the BHL Flickrstream—Commons:Biodiversity_Heritage_Library/Reports. It actually uploads the image directly from the BHL site rather than the Flickr or IA mirrors (the BHL Flickr stream is full pages, not crops), so my two projects are in competition with each other. I went down this route after exploring the BHL API2, in order to create the meaningful image pages (their Flickr pages have virtually no metadata).
The uncrop uses the IA book page image at maximum resolution. This pulls the single page download link from the IA API. As this can return a pre-rotated image, this is why I created the 90 and 270 degree rotation categories. This is the normal jpeg they use for book viewing, which seems good quality to me... but ... testing ...
What I'm most pleased with in this project was the handling of blank pages—User:Fæ/Project_list/Internet_Archive#Blank_pages. The IA have failed to do anything about this on their Flickrstream, so the value of their project is weakened by the large number of scanned blank pages. My blank page filter is built in to my upload, so obvious blanks are skipped; for some book scans the detected images are actually all blank pages!
The Mostly blank detector has been one of the best experiments I've done for a while. Giving Faebot simple eyes to look through collections gives interesting results and some excellent techniques for housekeeping or improving future projects. :-)
Anyway, I'm parking this line of thought, in order to spend more time packing my suitcase... -- (talk) 08:04, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
Have a good break! Again, many thanks for all of the above -- and for setting my mind at rest on the resolution question. More chat when you get back again. All best, Jheald (talk) 08:25, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Australian dollar coin.jpg[edit]

File:Australian dollar coin.jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) --ARTEST4ECHO talk 16:32, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Uncategorized GLAM report categories[edit]

Hi, a few months ago I mentioned to you that the report categories generated by Faebot lack categorization and show up on Special:UncategorizedCategories in increasing numbers. This is still unsolved. May I remind you to fix this (after your vacation, of course)? Thanks, --Rudolph Buch (talk) 11:53, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

A fudge would probably do. As a precaution, I will switch it off while I'm away. -- (talk) 13:44, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
I would send you some, but I think the German ones are not as good as those from English speaking countries, so it would probably be a disappointment. Thanks for doing it even without sweets incentives. --Rudolph Buch (talk) 13:52, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Category:James Bateman - A Second Century of Orchidaceous Plants (1867)[edit]

200 A second century of orchidaceous plants (8360545201).jpg

Hi Fæ, I'm working on this category you uploaded. I miss the plate no. 200. Can you this picture [3] upload please. Orchi (talk) 17:31, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done Nice work on category creation. :-)
As a treat for you, I'm going to prioritize matches to orchid for the next 24 hours (example). However I'm then travelling for a week and uploading is going to be on hold. If you have any requests leave them here and I'll take a look on my return.
In general, the BHL uploads are about 30% complete, unless I've missed something about the Flickrstream I'm navigating by. There are around 15,000 images released as Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike which includes some orchid related books, and I suspect these can be uploaded as PD after some research and pinning down the necessary automated checks. -- (talk) 06:41, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
First thank you for the missing picture. The amount of the new images are working for years. Unfortunately, one has to look for the name of each photo and the duplicates are time-consuming to search (The plant name and the plate number in the title of the pictures would be very, very good). I'd want a little more time for good work here at the orchids. ;-) Orchi (talk) 19:45, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
If the page numbers parameter is filled in, these can be automatically renamed... more specific renaming is also possible but I think this would be book by book. Something I can investigate but was a bit too unreliable to automate up front.
I've patched this in for new uploads. Filenames are now "<title> (<pagenumbers>) (<flickr photoID>).jpg" but with no first brackets where pagenumbers is absent from the BHL metadata. Examples:
This means that a folder containing nothing but all the uploaded illustrations will be alphabetically sorted by plate numbers (the word and language of "plate" and the format of the number will vary depending on how described in the metadata). I know this doesn't match the way you have prefixed filenames with figure numbers, but there's no particular standard for this agreed, and this is the way I prefer citation style format from a lexicography viewpoint. If this looks stable after next week, I'll look at whether it is worth doing this retrospectively as a Faebot task. Now, must get back to bed and try to sleep, busy last day ahead in 'real life'. -- (talk) 02:02, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

OOPS[edit]

All your recent botanical photos are in Category:Curtis's botanical magazine and should be in Category:Curtis's Botanical Magazine WayneRay (talk) 18:39, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done these are easy with cat-a-lot, but with the redirect in place Russbot will get around to it.
I'd be interested in fixing the general pattern for any remaining uncreated book categories left as redlinks, though I could search out likely book titles that have been created and work out which categories are shared between all images in the category. I'll look at this after my holiday to see how common an issue it is. @Wieralee: as the specific category creator.
  • Category:Media needing categories requiring human attention Just going through all the uncategorized images for 2013 and 2014 and it seems all of your photos have no connecting Category?? No one will ever see them. Stop what you are doing and do a proper job of cateloguing your photos. All photos should be connected to a main and proper Category. WayneRay (talk) 19:46, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
It would be better to give some examples and I can see which batch project these were part of. There may or may not be a fix. I go about things now fairly differently to the way I did in 2013. Thanks -- (talk) 06:03, 29 August 2015 (UTC)