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Signbot optout[edit]

Is there no opt-out on a page basis, rather than a user basis? I'd sooner not out for all my edits; just on my own user page. Nfitz (talk) 01:40, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Do you mean your user talk page? SignBot shouldn't operate on user pages since they are not talk pages. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 20:51, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
Of course I mean my user talk page. Are you not aware that it doesn't operate on non-talk pages? Nfitz (talk) 08:24, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
I was referring to your 'just on my own user page'. And no, currently it does not have a per-page opt-out as I was unable to find a use case. Why do you want to make your talk page unsigned? Sandbox edits should go to a proper sandbox, not your talk page. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 18:29, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
No visible changes to page should always mean no sig. If the only text is adjusting a comment field, the bot shouldn't be there. Nfitz (talk) 06:31, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
@Nfitz: Just out of curiousity, what is that outcommented block of text on your talk page for? (I should ask on your talk page, but with that block there I'm not even sure that's a good idea..) - Alexis Jazz 11:11, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
@Alexis Jazz: just some notes to myself about stuff that needs fixing or editing here or there. I was trying to avoid creating extra pages. Though that's not really the point. I'll just opt out of the entire bot thing, if there's no way to control it more precisely. Nfitz (talk) 01:19, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
By convention, that belongs to your sandbox. Talk pages are for discussions. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 01:31, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
@Nfitz: I agree with Zhuyifei1999, in addition to that, you can give it any name you want. For example User:Nfitz/Notepad. You will not be bothered by any bots if you put your notes there. You can either link to it from your talk- or userpage or bookmark it for easy access. Alternatively you could put your notes directly on your user page at User:Nfitz. It's not entirely conventional, but there is no rule against it and here as well no bots will be bothering you. Your talk page should be available for talk. - Alexis Jazz 01:45, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
@Alexis Jazz: I could put it many, many places. I have no idea, why it's a discussion topic. I also don't know why you are saying my talk page should be available for talk. It is. There is nothing stopping that. The real issue, is that the bot should have more discrete controls. Either way - nothing left to discuss. I'll simply opt out - which is unfortunate for when I do forget to sign elsewhere ... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nfitz (talk • contribs) 08:34, 20 February 2018‎ (UTC)
That block of outcommented text can make people think (certainly made me doubt) they shouldn't edit the page because they may break something you are working on. And your talk page is the only one for which you automatically get notifications. You could keep your notepad completely unhindered at User:Nfitz or a page like User:Nfitz/Notepad, yet you choose for no obvious reason to keep your notepad on your talk page. If you insist for no good reason to keep your notepad on your talk page, fine. But don't expect other people to adjust their systems to a quirk of yours. They just might if you ask nicely, but if they don't it's not their fault. - Alexis Jazz 20:03, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

FlickreviewR 2[edit]


Why has the work speed slowed down? Artix Kreiger (talk) 18:49, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

[1] [2] should hopefully make it better. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 19:07, 14 February 2018 (UTC)


I'm trying to upload a video (Horse shoe Falls Alberta Canada (33367088094)-video) from Flickr with Video2Commons. I started it yesterday, and when I checked today, it was still pending. I aborted that task and resubmitted it, but it seems to be stuck again. Any idea what is going on? --Elisfkc (talk) 17:19, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Probably related to the meltdown of the physical machine responsible of hosting the instance that does the communication between the backends that runs the tasks and the frontend that shows the interface. I restarted one of the 3 backends and it seems to have started now. There are still some weirdness on the hosts so I'll ask andrew (of Wikimedia Cloud Services team) to look at it before I restart more of the backends. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 18:34, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
The backend #1 and #3 are rebooted and now fully functional. #2 is still running the tasks that was started earlier and has been depooled (no more tasks will run on that instance until the service is restarted); the instance is scheduled to reboot at Fri 2018-02-16 19:07:47 UTC so if there are any tasks that was started earlier that is still running by then (unlikely), they will be terminated. After that the system should be completely functional. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 19:14, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. --Elisfkc (talk) 19:43, 15 February 2018 (UTC)


Chinese New Year decorations and the Merlion statue, Sentosa, Singapore - 20150222.jpg

Nouvel an chinois 2015 Paris 13 danse du lion cropped.jpg

Happy Lunar New Year! Good health and good fortune (3233557417).jpg

Edmonton Chinese New Year 2015 (16444087956).jpg

Hello Zhuyifei1999,
希望你的新年 Chinese New Year 过得好。. 这将是又一个充满成果的年度 Sending you a heartfelt and warm greetings for this new year.

Kind regards,
Artix Kreiger (talk) 17:54, 15 February 2018 (UTC)(UTC)(UTC)

Structured Data feedback - What gets stored where (Ontology)[edit]


There is a new feedback request for Structured Data on Commons (link for messages posted to Commons: , regarding what metadata from a file gets stored where. Your participation is appreciated.

Happy editing to you. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 22:58, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Tech News: 2018-08[edit]

22:54, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Action needed :)[edit]

Hello! I am writing to you because your name is on the Tech Ambassadors list.

Per my previous message on your talk page on Meta, we're making some progress over getting a Phabricator workboard through which we can coordinate communal work. Please confirm that is your account there, by adding it to the table on Meta. (Documentation is available if you want to create a new account instead.)

Finally, a friendly reminder to keep an eye on both your talk page on Meta and m:Talk:Tech/Ambassadors/List! Your voice matters and I want to make sure that we don't miss it. Thanks! Elitre (WMF) (talk) 13:25, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Embedded Data Bot: Nested SVGs?[edit]

Could you have a look at File:Administrative_Gliederung_Deutschlands-ja.svg? Embedded Data Bot tagged it with text/plain data after 70471 bytes. This file has embedded SVGs inside the main <svg> tag, and I suspect that is the position where one of those embedded tags is closed. (I didn't check.) Thanks! Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 11:47, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, that's exactly the cause. However, I don't think implementing a full-fledged XML/SVG parser to fix it is worth the time right now. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 20:15, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
Probably not. :) Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 20:58, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
@Srittau: I had also taken a quick look and it was somewhere around line 650 I think. With scour you can make the file about half the size, but I guess that won't solve your problem here.
Zhuyifei1999, I think the bot was made to prevent vandalism by adding hidden junk messages to files? Can it be tested somewhere without uploading to Commons? - Alexis Jazz 22:02, 24 February 2018 (UTC)
Yes, the bot's purpose is something similar; for its history and construction see the links in the header in this AN thread. And yes it can be tested, but I have not (and do not plan to) build a public interface for it, and right now testing it requires messing with its API directly. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 22:44, 24 February 2018 (UTC)