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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)

HABS uploads?

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

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

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

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

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


Thank you very much for the excellent work in Wikipedia and helping Wikisource. I am working about Telugu literature; Can I request you to upload A History of Telugu Literature; in the series of The Heritage of India Series; the other books of Kanarese and Hindi literature you have already uploaded. I have found the book in Openlibrary [1] and also in Internet Archives. Thank you very much.--Rajasekhar1961 (talk) 16:03, 18 November 2020 (UTC)

Though written, apparently, in 1962, the book was published in 1968 and the author died in 1969. This would make it public domain under {{PD-India}} in 2030.
The file is uploaded at File:HISTORY OF TELUGU LITERATURE (IA dli.bengal.10689.12227).pdf, however unless you can work out some other licensing under COM:L, this must be deleted and may be undeleted in ten years' time. -- (talk) 16:40, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
Sorry to trouble you. I can not work on the book as it is presently under copyright. Please delete the file.--Rajasekhar1961 (talk) 08:23, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

Traffic Signs....

For archive purposes are the working drawings on this site suitable for commons?

which are a fairly comprehensive set of working drawings for a previous revision of the secondary legislation governing Traffic Signs in the UK.

The current set is at: but makes reference to several S and T series drawings which are in the 2002 set. (Given the numbering on SOME of the files, I am thinking that the drawings themselves perhaps only have minor differences.)

A check of the ( Traffic Signs Image Database ) is also possibly suggested.

If you were really passionate, asking the DFT for a set of all diagram images in the 2016/2017 regulations is possible ( they should mostly be in the database linked above), but would need some kind of FOIA request from someone higher in the Wikimedia Community, I think.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 14:42, 20 November 2020 (UTC)

Checking one example at, these are stated as Crown Copyright. As the default of OGL is only if nothing else is specified, I think a mass upload is not defensible. Some signs will be too simple for the Crown claim to be credible, but not all. -- (talk) 20:12, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for your comments, DR filed in respect of some existing items uploaded in Good faith. If the DR doesn't get anywhere in a week, I'll mark them for speedy deletion due to an ambiguous (at best) status. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 23:53, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
Please comment in the relevant DR's as your input would be most useful. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 01:05, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
I suspect the DRs will go through uncontested unless someone want to raise the too-simple-for-copyright on specific types, like the drawings which are nothing but font sets. -- (talk) 10:09, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
Well, I plan to file a massive DR for some of UK traffic signs content as well other content as well, based on the ambiguity that's arisen, even though there is a previous OTRS in respect of some of it. I've marked some specific items I'd contributed in good faith as :-
{{sdelete|See DR and OTRS#Ticket#2020112110000535, The response received this morning was that the source wasn't able to "complete the request" mentioned in that Ticket. Thus unless someone else is able to clarify with the source concerned as to OGL applicability, I cannot assume that items like this that are derived from the relevant working drawings are still covered under Open Government License Terms.}}
I think this is being over-cautious, but the source apparently wasn't able to 'complete' (their wording) an OTRS request. Whilst not an outright view that its not covered, it's not the kind of positive confirmation Commons generally prefers. Do you know anyone in GLAM circles that might be able to reach the right people more directly? @Jdforrester: perhaps? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 12:49, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
An opinion by JDF would be convincing, but if the cases are clear then a discussion at COM:VPC might give a suitable conclusion and could be reused as a consensus. Keep in mind that if looking for an arbitrator for what is or is not OGL, curators at National Records may be more helpful than getting replies from an official Crown bureaucrat. -- (talk) 12:56, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
As would exemplar DR, with input from the aformentioned contributor. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 13:18, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
I also have a note in my e-mail archives (in relation to OTRS Tickets#2015063010023764 and Ticket#2015070210009947) where it was stated that the Traffic Signs Manual (at that date was OGL covered.), and that the example signs in the working drawings were OGL covered. This does need someone like JDF to read through the tickets again, but my view is that the working drawings should be covered based on a careful reading of what was said., (notwithstanding the "(C) Crown Copyright" notice in them.). However, I've still marked my uploads for speedy, until someone with more expertise can take a look. I would welcome someone else taking the lead on this at WP:VPC. (Aside: It is also noted that File:DfT-circular-01-2016.pdf outright says resuse under OGL is permitted, so that file isn't disputed.).
Email address(es) for member(s) of "curators at National Records" would be helpful, in the tickets or via emailuser.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 17:40, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

Getting a full OTRS might not be essential, but it would certainly resolve some ambiguities. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 15:34, 21 November 2020 (UTC)

Thread opened at VPC - Commons:Village_pump/Copyright#UK_Traffic_Sign_Working_drawings_-_OGL_or_not? , Let's get this resolved. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 17:30, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

Gunther Burstyn.

This is a photograph of Gunther Burstyn:

This is his younger brother, Werner: The Austrian Archive captioned it wrongly. I have spoken to them, and they have now corrected. (There was also a third brother, Walther.)

There are two film documentaries about tanks in the First War that show the wrong Burstyn brother. I think Wikipedia can take at least some of the credit for that. The least we can do is try to prevent it from happening again. Hengistmate (talk) 12:54, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

I got the same message on my talk page. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:55, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
Yes, I have no idea if they are asking for me to do something or not. Right now with my IP blocked I can't edit there anyway. -- (talk) 17:18, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

Notification about possible deletion

Bundle DR:
Commons:Deletion requests/Files found with fondation vuitton


Yours sincerely, Arthur Crbz (talk) 14:33, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

File:Open up and say "Ai yah!" (4542549870).jpg

File:Open up and say "Ai yah!" (4542549870).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Open up and say "Ai yah!" (4542549870).jpg A1Cafel (talk) 04:13, 24 November 2020 (UTC)

File:Wade Hopwo - "Grinding Through GRINDR" (7657570768).jpg

File:Wade Hopwo - "Grinding Through GRINDR" (7657570768).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Wade Hopwo - "Grinding Through GRINDR" (7657570768).jpg Senator2029 11:10, 24 November 2020 (UTC)

File:2009-365-147 Clean My Screen (3571663577).jpg

File:2009-365-147 Clean My Screen (3571663577).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:2009-365-147 Clean My Screen (3571663577).jpg Pibwl (talk) 22:36, 24 November 2020 (UTC)

File:2010-365-270 Smile! (5029402277).jpg

File:2010-365-270 Smile! (5029402277).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:2010-365-270 Smile! (5029402277).jpg Pibwl (talk) 22:37, 24 November 2020 (UTC)

File:Bright Louvre pyramid (Unsplash).jpg

File:Bright Louvre pyramid (Unsplash).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Bright Louvre pyramid (Unsplash).jpg A1Cafel (talk) 05:06, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

A goat for you!

Boer Goat (8742860752).jpg

Thanks for uploading a picture of two felt ducks created by Olive Ashworth! i have included it in a new article on ashworth in the english wikipedia.

Coolabahapple (talk) 07:05, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

Nice to see it in use, being uploaded 4 years ago. -- (talk) 10:23, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

File:【新竹景點】六塘休閒谷。賞落羽松 (32010900886).jpg

Suspected copyright violation notice removed. File:【新竹景點】六塘休閒谷。賞落羽松 (32010900886).jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) Solomon203 (talk) 13:10, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

File metadata and searching

I've just dropped some thoughts on the workshop page about files and metadata. I've tried to reflect what I understand of your concerns about searching, but please do clarify in the discussion there if I've not quite got it right, or not fully caught the whole significance as you see it. Best, Jheald (talk) 21:30, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

File:Feasibility study on missile launch detection and trajectory tracking (IA feasibilitystudy1094550509).pdf

File:Feasibility study on missile launch detection and trajectory tracking (IA feasibilitystudy1094550509).pdf (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Feasibility study on missile launch detection and trajectory tracking (IA feasibilitystudy1094550509).pdf ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 10:37, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

File:Proceedings of the hypertext standardization workshop January 16-18, 1990 National Institute of Standards and Technology (IA proceedingsofhyp5001moli).pdf

File:Proceedings of the hypertext standardization workshop January 16-18, 1990 National Institute of Standards and Technology (IA proceedingsofhyp5001moli).pdf (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Proceedings of the hypertext standardization workshop January 16-18, 1990 National Institute of Standards and Technology (IA proceedingsofhyp5001moli).pdf ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 10:43, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

IA Books with images in the IA Flikr stream?

Example IA-identifier: americanspecimen00amer

Any chance of a script to identify the IA identifers for image uploads like these, and possibly grabbing hi-res scans (djvu or PDF) of the relevant books etc, for potential (very long term) Wikisource use?

You were doing an upload of these images back in 2015, and I thought you might want to eventually also try and cross-reference against the IA books upload project? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 10:53, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

Probably, I may run a test to see what issues arise. You may wish to examine Commons:Undeletion requests#File:The siyar-ul-Mutakherin, a history of the Mahomedan power in India during the last century (IA siyarulmutakheri00ghulrich).pdf. -- (talk) 18:18, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

Sample test:

 1901  2039 accountofcrustac04sars
 -> An account of the Crustacea of Norway, with short descriptions and figures of all the species (IA accountofcrustac04sars).pdf 
 1903  2040 accountofcrustac05sars
 -> An account of the Crustacea of Norway, with short descriptions and figures of all the species (IA accountofcrustac05sars).pdf 
 1913  2041 accountofcrustac06sars
 -> An account of the Crustacea of Norway, with short descriptions and figures of all the species (IA accountofcrustac06sars).pdf 
 1919  2045 accountofcrustac07sars
 -> An account of the Crustacea of Norway, with short descriptions and figures of all the species (IA accountofcrustac07sars).pdf 
 1906  2047 accountofalcyona01thom
 1967  2048 accountofgenusse1967prae
 1903  2050 analysisofgothi01bran
 1849  2051 analysisofgothic02branuoft
 1972  2053 analysisofenviro00harv
 -> An analysis of environmental data for use in updating low frequency propagation loss forecasts. (IA analysisofenviro00harv).pdf 
 1805  2054 analysisofhorsem01adam
 1961  2055 animalecology00kend
 1902  2056 animallifeworldo119021903lond
 1902  2057 animallifeworldo219031904lond
 1834  2058 animalandvegetab01roge
 -> Animal and vegetable physiology, considered with reference to natural theology, by Peter Mark Roget .. (IA animalandvegetab01roge).pdf 
 1836  2060 animalvegetable01roge
 1940  2062 animalbiology1940wolc
 1914  2063 animalcastration01whit
 -> Animal castration, a book for the use of students and practitioners; (IA animalcastration01whit).pdf 
 1920  2065 animalcastration02whit
 -> Animal castration; a book for the use of students and practitioners (IA animalcastration02whit).pdf 
 1914  2067 animalcastration00whit
 1924  2069 animallifeinyose00grinrich

So there are some observations:

  1. Some relevant pdfs exist and have not been added to the category the extracted pages are in. There's no obvious way of working out what the 'parent' category is for the the extracts.
  2. Post 1925 extracts exist, one might presume that a default PD-USGov license would do for any new pdfs uploaded for these...
  3. Where pdfs do not exist, one could add all the jpgs that refer to the same ident to a hidden tracking category, like Category:IA books animalecology00kend, rather than attempting to create a good English category name automatically, or deduce what an existing parent cat for the book might be.

-- (talk) 20:19, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

This is at an early test stage, but the category of categories is at Category:Internet Archive index categories. -- (talk) 13:54, 28 November 2020 (UTC)

Notification about possible deletion

Bundle DR:
Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:An account of the genus Sedum as found in cultivation (1967)


And also:

Extended content

Yours sincerely, (talk) 15:01, 28 November 2020 (UTC)