User talk:Ghouston

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This is not a complaint! I was reloading and trying to change the filenames in the links to list... Thanks! --RaboKarbakian (talk) 00:45, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

Multilingual captions testing is available[edit]


The early prototype for multilingual caption support is available for testing. More information on how to sign up to test is on Commons. Thanks, happy editing to you. - Keegan (WMF) (talk) 17:06, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Scanners and scans[edit]

In case you are wondering: a while ago I kicked a bunch of Category:Scanned with Canon CanoScan LiDE 500F categories out of their respective scanner category (like Category:Canon CanoScan LiDE 500F). The reason for this is that when you go to Category:Canon scanners for example and load all pictures from there and subcategories, you would also get hundreds of completely random images that were scanned with that scanner, where you would only expect images of scanner hardware. (and maybe some scanner documentation. packaging or advertisement if that happens to have a free license) - Alexis Jazz 15:04, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

I've created {{Scanned with category}} that can be used instead. - Alexis Jazz 15:39, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

@Alexis Jazz: I think you misunderstand how the category system works in Commons. Subcategories can be related to their parent categories in arbitrary ways, and in this case they are obviously related. There are hundreds or thousands of other examples like Category:Taken with iPhone X being a subcategory of Category:iPhone X. Structured Data is supposed to improve the situation at some point. --ghouston (talk) 23:35, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
The same issue was discussed a few years ago at Village Pump: Commons:Village_pump/Archive/2015/07#"taken_with..."-Categories_in_the_Categories_of_the_camera_manufacturers_leads_to_heavy_miscategorization. --ghouston (talk) 23:44, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
So this was discussed in 2013 with the solution being "kick the scanners/cameras out of the scanned/taken with categories" (which sounds reasonable enough). In 2015 the same discussion came along and now we have the same discussion again and "Structured Data" would solve everything. Works for me: let's kick all the scanners and cameras out of the scanned/taken with categories and when (if..) this "structured data" materializes we can put them back in. - Alexis Jazz 01:28, 27 April 2018 (UTC)
You can do that if you like, it may turn into some sort of edit war, but I'm not really interested in getting involved. I'll just add parent categories on any category I create, since that's my understanding of how the category system is supposed to work. Obviously it's not optimal, and fixing one thing will sometimes break something else. --ghouston (talk) 01:40, 27 April 2018 (UTC)
Considering the number of categories, I probably won't. But it would be right. The category system is basically a complete mess, but putting cameras and scanners in "taken/scanned" with categories just makes things worse. And it doesn't make sense either. Adding the scanned/taken with category to the scanner/camera (adding Category:Scanned with Canon CanoScan LiDE 500F to Category:Canon CanoScan LiDE 500F) makes vaguely more sense and at least doesn't seem to break much. Structured data will be "the same technology as used for Wikidata", Wikidata has some serious issues of its own so I'm looking forward to that.. Thanks for the information. I guess I'll just let it rest, I can't do much about it. - Alexis Jazz 01:55, 27 April 2018 (UTC)


Hi Ghouston -- can your BotAdventures add Category:Taken with Sony ILCE-7RM3 to the uploads by Satdeep Gill where it applies, unless the category is already there? (Some weeks ago I added, but meanwhile there are many new uploads.) Thanks. --A.Savin 12:20, 27 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes, it's done. --ghouston (talk) 10:50, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

Category:Buildings in Taiwan by former function[edit]

I noticed your edits to Category:Buildings in Taiwan by former function. I think we should not add "Repurposed buildings" category. Not all buildings will be repurposed, and some no longer exist(it was demolished). It would be nice to get a consensus from more people, but I don't have much time to waste on this issue. If you oppose, you can submit to COM:CFD.--Kai3952 (talk) 17:45, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

@Kai3952: This is exactly how Category:Buildings by former function is defined: "Buildings which are not used for their intended function anymore, but remain in existence." Destroyed buildings go in Category:Destroyed buildings in Taiwan. I don't like the way this has been set up, because people may not understand that categories like Category:Former banks shouldn't include demolished buildings, but that's how it is now. --ghouston (talk) 23:11, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
Because "Category:Former structures by country" is the parent category of "Category:Destroyed buildings by country." In my opinion, I will define it as such: "Former buildings also contains Category:Destroyed buildings in Taiwan." I can only say that this "troublesome" issue is not caused by me.--Kai3952 (talk) 00:27, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
Yes, that's also a flaw. All I can suggest is that destroyed buildings and buildings that have changed usage should be kept in separate categories. --ghouston (talk) 00:56, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
I'll put it on hold for now. Because I have "more important" things that need to be resolved first. If I have free time, I will report this issue to COM:CFD.--Kai3952 (talk) 17:45, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

I've begun to discuss the issue. I welcome you to participate in the discussion at "COM:HD#Former buildings shouldn't include demolished buildings?".--Kai3952 (talk) 10:17, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

about the deletion requests[edit]

Thanks for your careful review, I've checked and made changes in these files, hope you can check again, thanks again.

--Dquai (talk) 04:51, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

Do you have any reason to say they are all ineligible for copyright? An administrator will eventually decide whether to delete them or not. --ghouston (talk) 05:53, 24 May 2018 (UTC)


Hi, Why did you revert Jee? i.e. [1]. Regards, Yann (talk) 11:58, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, User:Jkadavoor, it was a misclick. I clicked something on my watchlist before the page finished loading. --ghouston (talk) 12:01, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
No worries! Jee 12:50, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Bot request[edit]

Hi Ghouston, is it possible that your bot adds Category:Taken with DJI FC6520 to all files where the exif data contains camera model "FC6520"? --тнояsтеn 10:22, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

It already does. It seems not many have been uploaded to Commons. --ghouston (talk) 10:28, 21 June 2018 (UTC)
We have only those 4 files? I almost cannot believe ;) --тнояsтеn 11:22, 21 June 2018 (UTC)