User talk:Lexein

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Lexein!

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Lexein!
Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:


2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

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

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

CategorizationBot (talk) 10:45, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Renaming .jpg to .gif[edit]

Hello. I've seen lot of your rename request for .jpg type files to .gif. Our upload wizards are robust to check MIME types. Besides, I doubt if it is possible to convert .jpg type files to .gif without glitches on Commons. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 07:23, 18 October 2012 (UTC).

  • Nobody is "converting files". I'm requesting renaming based on their internal, binary, clearly-identified-on-the-image-page file format/MIME type. If a file is a GIF89a image that is named thing.jpg, it is uncontroversially misnamed, and should be renamed thing.gif.
  • The upload processes weren't always robust. That's why there are over 2000 MIME type/file extension mismatches.
  • The renames appear to be going smoothly - no complaints from the fine filemovers yet: redirects are created, and article links are changed correctly, when needed; when an image is not linked, no redirect is created. You may have noticed that the Move script doesn't allow composing a {{rename}} template to change an extension. That's why I'm creating the templates manually. I've also cleared this with two admins. Thanks for looking out. --Lexein (talk) 16:34, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

File:AUT Grafendorf bei Hartberg COA.gif and others[edit]

I think its better to keep "lossless extensions" such as .gif and .png for those kind of image files. Currently they have artefacts but they can easily be removed ( see: ) Renaming the file to .jpg does not allow to reupload lossless edits of the file. --McZusatz (talk) 09:07, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

  1. You are perfectly welcome to upload an actual binary GIF, which you apparently did. So, thanks.
  2. My rename request was valid based on the extant file's then-MIME-type of JPEG. Keeping a JPEG image named .gif implies losslessness (which in this case, was false) and is misleading, which is forbidden under file naming rules. Since I called attention to the mismatch, you're welcome.
  3. However, your statement "Renaming the file to .jpg does not allow to reupload lossless edits of the file", though momentarily true, for you, for this file, it is otherwise false. Naming a file correctly prevents nothing. An actual GIF or PNG, named properly could easily have been uploaded. Leaving a file misnamed helps nobody, and such files should not persist without being addressed one way or another. In this case, the file was of sufficiently high quality, and sufficiently low detail (really, no fine detail whatsoever) that it didn't need editing or reuploading.
  4. Just FYI, there are lossless JPEGs which scale up and down just as well as GIFs and PNGs, and are properly handled by some editing packages, but not all: Sadface.
  5. I'm no objector to lossless encoding, but there are thousands of these silly name mismatches. Obvious silly mismatches are obvious.
Thanks for looking out. --Lexein (talk) 12:04, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Requestion rename of files which have exactly one file version[edit]

You dont have to request file renaiming of files that have only one file version and mismatch mime types. In near future a Bot will clean up those. ( ) --McZusatz (talk) 09:12, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Gee, if I'd known that, I wouldn't have wasted my time. I did a search for "MIME" and "mismatch" on (I thought) all namespaces, and found nothing. What does "near future" mean? --Lexein (talk) 11:09, 19 October 2012 (UTC)


Hi. Not necessary, I approved the request since now possesses 200 editions. Regards, Érico Wouters msg 22:31, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

File:Director Producer Steven Cantor Ambassadors for Humanity Gala 2013 Oct3 NYC.jpg[edit]

Prime example of how to PISS OFF Lexein

{{Copyvionote}} LX (talk, contribs) 15:58, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

This offensive, blaring notice was apparently left after it was deleted.I got the notification nearly a day after the notice was left, and half a day after it was deleted. Useless. I was not the original uploader. I merely cropped it. Now that I can't even look up the original uploader(ok, look at log next time) because of the stupid policy of deleting the html and history along with the offending image, I have nowhere to go and nothing to do about it. There's not even a trace of any proof that it was copyvio for me to look at. So, thanks for nothing. IMHO, you got scammed, to all our cost.(So okay, not the case.) --Lexein (talk) 01:10, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

The script that I use to tag copyright violations notifies everyone who has uploaded a revision of the file of the impending deletion. Since your only actions were to crop the file, most of the language of the of the standard message template is not really appropriate, and I should have replaced it with a personal note right away. Sorry about that. I've now replaced the template with a link, so that it's not quite so blaring.
The file's metadata showed that the photo was not created by the original uploader, but by Larry Busacca for Getty Images. Bentsman also claimed to be the author and copyright holder of a photo created by Jeff Vespa for WireImage. If you want to confirm this, you can ask an administrator. I'm sorry your work on the image was in vain because of the original uploader's casual relationship with the truth. Regards, LX (talk, contribs) 10:05, 10 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the kindness & info. I should have checked the metadata - IMHO that should be uncollapsed by default. My trivial crop work wasn't the issue. For me, the ongoing deletion of the entire image page, instead of just replacing the image with a blank placeholder image "deleted" and rev-del'ing the now-old image, adding the deletion reason & keeping the original metadata, in order to have the edit history of all transactions and discussions about the image, just infuriates me. (I got the notification of this msg 10-15 minutes ago, so the notif. redbox works better sometimes). --Lexein (talk) 12:19, 10 November 2013 (UTC)