User talk:Frysch

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Mark85296341 (talk) 13:03, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Frysch!

Tip: Add categories to your images

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When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations").

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File tagging File:Anton Hofreiter.jpg[edit]

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GeorgHHtalk   19:14, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks, btw, for tagging all those. I was 'aware' of them, because they were a major part of the 'automatically' detected duplicates list, and was somewhat hoping someone would flag them all. Revent (talk) 23:58, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

What? Why do I have to tag them then?..--Frysch (talk) 01:49, 15 November 2015 (UTC)
It's not that you, or anyone, 'has to', it's that I wasn't crazy about speedy-deleting several hundred files without someone else indicating that they agreed it was a good idea... it would have crossed the line, I think, to the kind of unilateral bulk deletion that starts silly AN wars. I just had not gotten around to creating a huge DR for them yet... I'd only noticed them a few days ago. Revent (talk) 01:52, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

It's just that it is some hours of stupid machine work to tag them all and I would like to avoid it if there's an easier solution handy. With an exact duplicate the deletion should be uncontroversial. If you leave a redirect there should be little potential for any harm caused by deleting a duplicate. The only things I can think of that we should be careful about are to retain all the metadata from both description pages and maybe have a look if older versions exist that have a different content and got overwritten. Eventually, upload tools should prevent the upload of exact duplicates.

I didn't know of the duplicates list. Where is it?--Frysch (talk) 11:35, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

It was also, FWIW, several hours of silly work getting rid of them all, as well. I wasn't at all worried that just doing it might be the cause of 'legitimate' drama... it's the 'you're evil for killing all my files without warning' type of complaint I'd rather not deal with, at least not when it comes to a pile that big.
As far as duplicates, there is of course the 'user created' list at Category:Duplicate, but there is also a server-generated list of files at Special:ListDuplicatedFiles. It is explicity the output of a database search for files where the most recently uploaded version has identical hashes... it's not easy to work from, really, for a few reasons.
  • It's not a 'live' list, it's the output of a database search that is only run every few days, and things don't go away as you fix them... a redirect is still a blue link.
  • It's unsorted, and unsortable... there are some sets of 'duplicates' in it that are legitimate, such as place markers for missing pages in book scans, and you can't filter them out
  • It includes any files that have been overwritten with a duplicate, and only indicates the 'age' of the most recently uploaded version... it thinks an old version that was reverted to is 'new'.
  • It has, the last time I ran to the end, over 3000 members.
Because of that, it's makes it quite possible to realize that a particular large set of dupes exists (by the many similar names) without making it much easier to deal with them. Most of what needs to be done to fix them, which is figuring out 'what needs to be done' in each case, doesn't really need an admin, it just needs someone with a clue to flag it for the admin to hit the button. Revent (talk) 05:39, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

That's some useful insight. Thanks.
I don't yet understand how there can be legitimate duplicates when we can have redirects.--Frysch (talk) 16:47, 17 November 2015 (UTC)