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pt translation of CommonsHelper

Hello Magnus,

A pt.wikipedia user noted that CommonsHelper is only partially translated to Portuguese. It would be very useful to pt-speakers if there was a full translation. Is there a way to do this online or you have to give a list of messages that need translation? I'm willing to do them but I want to know what should I translate :). Cheers, Patrícia msg 20:18, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

Hi! See this page that (presumably) says what to do. The translations are here. --Magnus Manske (talk) 19:14, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Commonshelper - license

{{رخصة جنو للوثائق الحرة 1.2}} at ar.wikipedia
{{Bild-GFDL/1.2}} at de.wikipedia
{{GFDL-1.2}} at en.wikipedia
{{GFDL-1.2}} at vi.wikipedia

is equal to

{{GFDL-1.2}} at commons

Can you tell that to your Commonshelper?

The link "Bug reports and feature requests" ( is not working! -- 05:08, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Should all be working now. --Magnus Manske (talk) 19:18, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

CommonsHelper and Serbian Wikipedia

Hello. CommonsHelper can't recognize image tags from Serbian Wikipedia. Can You add this feature to your script? --BokicaK (talk) 15:23, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

P.S. Link is not working now, so I had to do this in this way. --BokicaK (talk) 15:25, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Well, if you tell me which Serbian template translates to which Commons template, then yes. Also (jusr checking), I take it Serbian has the "sr" code? --Magnus Manske (talk) 19:21, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
Here are they:

PD-self from mk.wikipedia

Please add mk:Шаблон:ЈД-предадено to your CommonsHelper tool! That is is the same as Template:PD-self. -- Common Good (talk) 20:51, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Done. --Magnus Manske (talk) 20:02, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

File:Nucleus ER golgi.jpg

Hi there - there's a request on Wikipedia's Graphic Lab to convert your file File:Nucleus ER golgi.jpg to a vector file. You said on the page that you still have the CorelDraw file around. Could you possibly get that to me so we can put it up and replace the JPG? Thanks! Mononomic (talk) 14:37, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

I am looking, but I might have left the CorelDraw file back in Germany when I moved to the UK. I'll notify you on your talk page when I find it. --Magnus Manske (talk) 20:15, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

File:Mainzer Tor Koblenz.jpg

File:Mainzer Tor Koblenz.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.

Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!

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Unidentified Spider

image Acrocephalus sp.jpg is most likely Araniella opisthographa or Araniella cucurbitina If you wish to thank me you can do so on my wikipedia page

Bugboy52.4 (talk) 18:24, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Images needing categories

Magnus, I am going through all the Category:Media needing categories and on September 05 there are about 21,000 errant images. I discovered most of them are scans of an encyclopedia with the direct category link LA2-Blitz with the double { } symbols and Uncategorized|year=2008|month=September|day=5 Is it possible for a Bot to replace all of this with the correct Category Category:Meyers Blitz-Lexikon as now it shows up within the Category but also states that it is uncategorized. I don't know anything about Bots but it would speed up my editing. WayneRay (talk) 20:25, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

Hm, I don't see links to, or images in, category:LA2-Blitz. Seaching for "LA2-Blitz" gives me some images, but the ones I looked at all had "Meyers Blitz-Lexikon" as category. Could you give me a link to the category, or to one example image? --Magnus Manske (talk) 20:14, 7 February 2009 (UTC)


Hallo Magnus, du hast seinerzeit einige Bilder von der Bildtankstelle hochgeladen (siehe Category:Bildtankstelle). Du gibst an, die Bilder seien PD. Das ist aber nicht korrekt. Siehe dazu auch . Die Bilder sind zwar für private und kommerzielle Nutzung freigegeben, aber es werden Druckprodukte in höherer Auflage ausgeschlossen. Damit ist das leider nicht PD, denn das würde auch diese Nutzung einschließen. Du kannst die Bilder gerne selbst löschen, bist ja Admin, Ansonsten würde ich dir die Arbeit auch abnehmen. Bin durch Zufall auf die Bilder gestoßen, da ich begonnen habe Category:PD tag needs updating abzuarbeiten. ChristianBier (talk) 01:22, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Die Bilder, die ich hochgeladen habe, sind nicht von der Webseite, sondern von einer CD, die der Zeitschrift "Chip Foto-Video 09-2005" beilag. Dort waren sie klar als gemeinfrei ausgewiesen. --Magnus Manske (talk) 20:06, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
Soweit ich weiß hat die CD die gleiche Lizenz gehabt. Meinen Informationen nach waren die Bilder dort als Lizenfreie Bilder deklariert. Das heißt aber nicht gemeinfrei und somit wäre PD die falsche Lizenz. ChristianBier (talk) 04:54, 8 February 2009 (UTC)


seems to broken. See two threads at village pump and German WP's Fragen zur Wikipedia. Regards, --X-Weinzar (talk) 15:06, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Yup, three different users of hr wiki had no success recently (although they had all used it last year without problems), and reason is: TUSC. Thanks in advance! SpeedyGonsales (talk) 20:24, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Fixed. --Magnus Manske (talk) 22:24, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Administrative notice


Dear Magnus Manske/Archive 5. I am writing to you to inform you that because of inactivity, you may lose your adminship on Commons.

Commons has a new policy on admin activity, Commons:Administrators/De-adminship, taken into use on June 13, 2007 (after a two-week poll on the proposed policy's talk page).

If you want to keep your adminship, you have to sign at Commons:Administrators/Inactivity section within 30 days. Note that if you don't make 5 admin actions in the following 5 months, you will then lose the adminship anyways.

Thank you — Mike.lifeguard 16:57, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

You know, that this is kind off ridiculous, right? --Flominator (talk) 19:54, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
Of course it is, but I dont have the time to raise and maintain a s**tstorm about it, so if I have to take one minute sign some page every few month, that's tolerable... --Magnus Manske (talk) 21:23, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Timestamp Commonshelper

Hi Magnus, could you change




in Commonshelper? Thank you, Multichill (talk) 21:56, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Done. --Magnus Manske (talk) 22:22, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
Thank you, trying to keep track of the flow of images. Multichill (talk) 13:18, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Commons Helper Not transfering ALL information in trnasfers from enwiki

Looking through :

It seems the Bot is malfunctioning, as it's not transferring vital information that's needed for information on images... Such as the description fields....

Could you kindly disable the Bot until the cause of these problem is determined and fixed?

Thanks Sfan00 IMG (talk) 02:02, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Please include some links to files where things went wrong Sfan00 IMG. Multichill (talk) 11:27, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
I did. see the contribs made by the Bot. In places it's replacing (or not picking up) a description field, replacing

it with {{en|0}} as can be seen in the edit summaries of the contributions I've linked above. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 12:41, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

New bug introduced while trying to fix an old bug. Fixed now. --Magnus Manske (talk) 22:21, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
Indepdently resolved, this by using {{Information}} on the enwiki side. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 16:56, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

File names

Hi Magnus, I need help in changing 3 file names: File:Dominicus Custos09.jpg to File:Jan Saenredam09.jpg and the same for File:Dominicus Custos10.jpg and File:Dominicus Custos11.jpg. It turned out that I was wrong about the engraver responsible. Is there a simple way of doing it myself or can it only be done by high-priests? Thanks and ciao Rotational (talk) 11:10, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Download file, upload under new name, delete old file :-) --Magnus Manske (talk) 19:10, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Sounds too roundabout for words......This is just a question of attaching a new name to the same bunch of data - if there is no simple routine for doing that then it's time for someone to write such a routine. ciaoRotational (talk) 19:41, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

A feature for GeoHack


I am so sorry to post this here; I tried to use the JIRA system, as you advice at the beginning of this page, but I wasn't able to find how to post a feature request (and GeoHack does not seem to be part of the listed tools).

Maybe you know the template {{GeoGroupTemplate}} on Wikipedia (if you do not know what it is, you can read the documentation for explanations, because it will better than any of my attempts to explain it, since English is not my mother langage).

So, recently, a new link has been added to this template. As for now, there are five ones, and I think more and more useful links can still be found (others microformats, other services of visualisation, etc.). But I don't think it is good to have so much links in articles, and I think it would be better to list them on a different page, like GeoHack does for {{coord}}.

The idea would be to be able, for example in en:List of abbeys and priories in England, to make a link like (no coordinate, just a pagename and a projet code), and it would lead to a page where the reader could find the current content of {{GeoGroupTemplate|article=List of abbeys and priories in England}} (the pattern beeing taken from w:Template:GeoTemplate/Group, for example).

Do you think it would be possible? Maybe I am not clear enough, but I think it would be very useful. You can answer here, I do not have any account.

Thanks. 14:01, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

This should do? --Magnus Manske (talk) 21:06, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
Yes, that's exactly it! Great you did it so fast, I didn't think I would get such a quick answer and solution, so thank you very much!
Just a question: so as to enable it in other languages (with language=fr for example (yes, I come from the French Wikipedia :-))), which template has to be created locally? Or is it impossible yet, since it is still in test? Anyway, localization can wait much more than the tool itself, as I guess you have very much work to do for other projects! ;-) 12:54, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
Sorry to bother :/, but there is a problem with the encoding of the title of the page, which results in an error in Google Maps, but not in Live Maps, nor in KML and GeoRSS export. Strange! Maybe $$PAGETITLE$$ should give Template:MonasticHouses+Cheshire+England ({{urlencode:}} style) rather than Template:MonasticHouses_Cheshire_England, I don't know.
By the way, for the localization, we will need a $$LANGUAGE$$ parameter to pass it to
But these minor problems can wait! 13:42, 25 February 2009 (UTC)


  • $$PAGETITLE$$ now generates an urlencoded string
  • For other languages/projects, the "source" template can now be specified with the URL parameter "&template=". It defaults to Template:GeoTemplate/Group. Use "language=" and "project=" for the respective site setting.
  • Available variables:
    • $$PAGETITLE$$
    • $$LANGUAGE$$
    • $$PROJECT$$

That should cover most of your requests :-) --Magnus Manske (talk) 20:20, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

sr: and CommonsHelper

I don't know did you notice my answer? Should I do something more? --BokicaK (talk) 09:38, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

D'oh! I somehow missed that! I just updated commonshelper, please tell me if it all works now as expected. --Magnus Manske (talk) 21:56, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Well, only problem is the script does not accept non-ASCII characters, so we have to anglicize licenses (јв-ја -> PD-self, etc.) before uploading to Commons, but anyway, it is big step forward. Thanks, dude.--BokicaK (talk) 10:54, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

PD-self problems

Hi Magnus the following question is at the village pump:

I'm not sure where to write this but I think here is correct. I noticed that over on en.Wikipedia, SmackBot has been adding date tags to the template pd-self, such as this one:[1]. However, when coming to transfer one of these images over to Commons, the Commons Helper Tool didn't do it correctly. Instead of changing it to "{{pd-user-w|en|wikipedia|(user name)}}, it just left it the same. Is this just a one off or does something need to be changed? Arriva436talk/contribs 18:08, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Could you change CommonsHelper to understand this? Thank you, Multichill (talk) 15:42, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Hi Magnus, you don't seem to be very active lately. Maybe you should move some of your tools to the stable toolserver so more people can fix bugs and improve the tools? The fix for this is probably:
< $license = str_replace ( '{{PD-self}}' , '{{PD-user-w|'.$language.'|'.$project.'|'.$original_uploader.'}}' , $license ) ;
> $license = preg_replace ( '\{\{PD-self(\|date\=[\w\s]+)?\}\}' , '{{PD-user-w|'.$language.'|'.$project.'|'.$original_uploader.'}}' , $license ) ;
Multichill (talk) 15:19, 6 March 2009 (UTC)
I'll get to that soon, thanks! I'd love to move some of my tools to the stable tooserver, but I'd need other people to become co-developers (a stable project needs at least two maintainers, AFAIK). That's basically the only thing keeping me from doing this. --Magnus Manske (talk) 17:01, 6 March 2009 (UTC)
OK, done. FWIW, you forgot the two // - always a favourite to miss ;-)
$license = preg_replace ( '/\{\{PD-self(\|date\=[\w\s]+)?\}\}/' , '{{PD-user-w|'.$language.'|'.$project.'|'.$original_uploader.'}}' , $license ) ;
--Magnus Manske (talk) 20:03, 6 March 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for fixing! I'm used to using regular expressions in python (tested it using and in python you don't have to use the // :-). I'm willing to be co-dev for Commonshelper if you're willing to move that tool to the stable toolserver. Do you plan on going to the dev meet in Berlin? We could talk it through of there. Something else, do you know why this happens? I changed the information template at zh wikipedia to the regular information template before transfer, Multichill (talk) 21:28, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

license templates from ca.wikipedia

Please add the following licenses to CommonsHelper:

--Common Good (talk) 20:46, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Spelling error in Commonshelper and suggestion

...see User talk of Multichill Lirion (Λιριων, Лирион, ليريون) wtf? • 00:13, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

Vielen Dank

Danke für den File Upload Bot. Der hat mir schon einige Male geholfen. Hekerui (talk) 01:25, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

Data conversion from national "Information" templates

Hi. Several Czech wikipedians do use the CommonsHelper to moving of images from cs:wikipedia to Commons. I have noticed that the bot cannot read the Czech information template cs:Šablona:Popis souboru though it is compatible with the {{Information}} template in principle. Thus it does happen systematic losses and falsification of data. The taken date of photogragh was lost and replaced by date of first upload in thousands of cases. Also the name of author was lost and replaced by uploader's nick only mostly. I think, the date of the first-upload and the uploader's nick should be additional and compensatory indications and they cannot substitute the taken-date and the author's name full-valuely.

At the Czech Wikipedia rest around about 1,500 photos only today. But there are many Wikipedias, where rest tens of thousands images still. I think, it could have been efficient and simple, to teach the bot to read and to transfer all language versions of "Information" template (or most of them at least – the number of them is 26 today). List of them is available as interwikis at cs:Šablona:Popis souboru page. --ŠJů (talk) 13:26, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Well, I don't speak Czech, so I have to assume that "popis" is description, "zdroj" is source, and "povolení" is permission. I've added this to CommonsHelper, and it should work now. --Magnus Manske (talk) 20:00, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
You are right. Additonaly, "jiné verze" is "other versions". --ŠJů (talk) 21:25, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Study with some alterations

On 16-4-2010 I changed the text a little bit. Meaning: concerning Major Mounsey.Lex Ritman192.87.123.12 12:38, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Just a courtesy notice that I put a bug report for CommonsHelper up here. Summary: Only the most recent images, and not full image histories, are being transferred when I use it. Best, --Notyourbroom (talk) 14:37, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Remarks on CommonsHelper

I have tested the CommonsHelper by transfer of File:Luziny sidliste.jpg from cs: wikipedia. I found:

  • In the course of transfer from cs:wikipedia, there occurs a message: <!-- Templates "Template:Přesunout na Commons" were used in the original description page as well , but do not appear to exist on commons. --> The template {{Přesunout na Commons}} is the Czech version of the template {{Copy to Wikimedia Commons}}. Those templates are to be ignored without any message.
    • Done.
  • When the template NowCommons is beeing included into the original file, the templates {{Přesunout na Commons}} or {{Copy to Wikimedia Commons}} should by removed at once, if they exist here.
    • The NowCommons button only appends text, it doeesn't alter the existing text. Shouldn't cause too much confusion as images with {{NowCommons}} should be nuked quickly on the source wiki anyway.
  • To full support of multilingual outputs, the date should be formated like {{Date|2006|07|10}}, not like 2006-07-10.
    • Done.
  • The date of taking a photo (creating a image) should be stated in the first place, the date of a first upload in the second place as an additional statement.
    • Done.
  • In the field "author" should by inserted a dot (.) or <br/> in between the original statement about author and statement about the original uploader.
    • Done.
  • an empty template {{Ambox}} is left over
    • Should be fixed (didn't test).
  • the {{GNU-Layout}} template doesn't work and is displayed as source code only.
    • Should be fixed (didn't test).

I thank You for the CommonsHelper and for next improvement on the basis of those comments. --ŠJů (talk) 22:40, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

  • The text like [[Praha]] should be transferred as [[:cs:Praha|]] (Praha), not as [[:cs:Praha]] (cs:Praha). --ŠJů (talk) 18:08, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
Should be fixed now.

There occured some problems with encoding of Czech letters through transfer of File:Vítkův Kámen (Vítkův Hrádek).jpg.

--ŠJů (talk) 02:32, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Can't see how this happens. Maybe a bug with the PHP UTF8 implementation? --Magnus Manske (talk) 19:12, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

File_Upload_Bot_(Magnus_Manske) - Is it posible to disallow importing some kinds of licence from other wikis depending licence check?

Hello, Someone used your bot to import File:ViaducdeMillau.jpg from the fr wiki.
The licence on the fr wiki asks to not import it to commons.
There is a template apposed to the fr description explaining it, named{{Fair use bâtiment récent}}.
If there is a way to check for such template or plan the creation of a [[notallowedoncommons]] category.
Thanks in advance.
Esby (talk) 11:18, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

It's some sort of fair use at frwp so the {{CC-BY-SA-2.5}} at that page is incorrect. Multichill (talk) 15:37, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
I've blocked images with that template from upload through the bot. --Magnus Manske (talk) 19:22, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Cat-a-lot für Suchergebnisse

Hallo Magnus, steckst du hinter dem Cat-a-lot Tool oder kennst du den Entwickler?

Im Rahmen des Fotothek-Projektes müßßen wir wohl richtig viele Bilder kategorisieren. Die Bilder haben ausführliche Beschreibungstextet, die zur Suche dienen können, sind aber nur schlecht einkategoriesiert.

Also wäre es schön, wenn man cat-a-lot nicht nur Kategorien sondern auch in Suchergebnissen nutzen könnte. Und die Benutzung sollte so schnell sein wie hot-cat, also ohne dass man manuell abspeichern muß.

Ich hoffe die Wünsche sind umsetzbar und du oder jemand anders findet Zeit zur Umsetzung. Ansonsten wird das mit 250.000 Bilder ein schwerer Brocken und das sage ich nach meiner Erfahrung mit dem Bundesarchiv. --Kolossos (talk) 20:11, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Hi Kolossos, ja, ich zeichne fuer Cat-a-lot verantwortlich;-) Ich kann gerne versuchen, es entsprechend zu ueberarbeiten bzw. ein separates Tool auf dieser Basis zu schreiben. Wenn ich mir aber ein paar Beispiele von hier angucke, waere es vielleicht noch effizienter, Bilder automatisch auf Grund vorzugruppieren (z.B. durch Kombination Serientitel/Datierung); das wuerde "verwandte" Bilder selektieren, die wahrscheinlich in eine Kategorie fallen, und bei denen man dann meist nur noch ja/nein entscheiden muss. Die Beschreibungen wurden ja irgendwie erstellt, es muss also jemand (Apper?) die Datanbank dazu haben; das duerfte effektiver als Volltextsuche sein. Nur so 'ne Idee... --Magnus Manske (talk) 07:53, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Sicherlich ist das auch ein guter Weg, es gab aber auch beim Bundesarchiv z.B. schon Fälle wo Prominente über die Jahrzehnte hinweg in verschiedenen Fotoserien fotografiert wurden. Da hilft am ehesten die Volltextsuche. Ich denke das muß man halbautomatisch angehen, zumal man ja entscheiden will, ob das Anlegen einer Kategorie wirklich Sinn macht. --Kolossos (talk) 11:07, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

Ich habe cat-a-lot hier mal angepasst, so dass es auch in der Suche funktioniert. Ausserdem kann man jetzt Eingabe drücken statt den Suchen-Knopf zu klicken; das dürfte das Procedere leichter von der Hand gehen lassen. Hot-cat-like ist in Arbeit. --Magnus Manske (talk) 11:53, 3 April 2009 (UTC)
Ja, so hatte ich mir das vorgestellt. Danke schonmal.--Kolossos (talk) 14:35, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

Bug in CommonsHelper

I tried to submit this bug using JIRA, but I can't figure out how to add a new bug notice there. I'm not familiar with JIRA, and I don't want to sign up at yet another service just to tell you about a problem.

I use CommonsHelper, but when I try to upload some files, e.g. w:File:F104G.jpg, I get a problem. It says it transferred correctlty, and says "Everything seems to be OK.", but there is no file at File:F104G.jpg, and the log for the bot doesn't show it being transfered. I also get this problem with w:File:F-111 KC-135.jpg and w:File:F 1013098m 9d085e0.jpg, but not most images. All the best, Quadell (talk) 15:17, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Brackets etc.

CommonsHelper makes double brackets in the field "Date", for example ({{Date|2007|07|14}} (original upload date)). It would by better to format it like (Original upload date: {{Date|2007|07|14}}).

For reason of aesthetical and logical unification with other fields, information about original uploader should be inserted into brackets and indented to the next row. I. e. it should by formated like

<br />(Original uploader: [[:cs:User:Name|Name]] at [ cs.wikipedia])
instead of Original uploader was [[:cs:User:Name|Name]] at [ cs.wikipedia]

Regards. --ŠJů (talk) 11:58, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Cat-a-lot for uncategorized files

Hello Magnus. First, thank you for this very helpful tool.

However, it could be slightly enhanced by handling uncategorized files: current version of cat-a-lot can't move uncategorized files to a special category, because it doesn't seem to handle uncategorized template. --Djiboun (talk) 19:58, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

PD from ca.wp

Did you notice my request? -- Common Good (talk) 20:22, 20 April 2009 (UTC)

Now I did. --Magnus Manske (talk) 19:45, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Problem mit Commonshelper

Hallo Magnus, kann es sein, dass der Commonshelper im Moment nicht funktioniert? Ich kann den jedenfalls nicht öffnen, bei mir erscheint nur eine leere Seite. Auf Hilfe hofft Ra'ike T C 11:04, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

Same problem for me, --Gerardus (talk) 12:10, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
Fixed. --Magnus Manske (talk) 12:38, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

Verbesserungen am Upload Bot

Moin Magnus, dein Upload Bot lädt ja jede Menge Bilder auf Commons hoch. Allerdings würde ich gerne einige Verbesserungen vorschlagen, die die entstehenden Dateibeschreibungsseiten etwas besser weiterverwendbar machen:

  • unter "date" wird aktuell anscheinend "{{Date|YYYY|MM|DD}} (original upload date)" eingetragen. Der date-Parameter soll allerdings das Entstehungsdatum und nicht das Hochladedatum enthalten. Da das Hochladedatum ja sowieso schon im Abschnitt "Original upload log" auftaucht, wäre es besser, wenn das Hochladedatum gar nicht unter "date" eingetragen wird.
  • Unter "permission" wird die Lizenz als Klartext genannt (zum Beispiel "Released under the GNU Free Documentation License."), während die Lizenzvorlage unterhalb der Information-Vorlage steht. Das Nennen als Klartext ist aber vollständig redundant zur Vorlage (und zudem unlokalisierbar). Daher sollte entweder "permission" leergelassen werden (dann erscheint automatisch "see below/siehe unten") oder (noch viel besser) die Lizenzvorlage direkt im Parameter "permission" eingetragen werden.
  • Und was ich gerade erst entdeckt hab (kritischer Fehler): Der Bot sollte nach Möglichkeit verlustbehaftete Übertragungen vermeiden. Siehe zum Beispiel File:Slavyanka Gulf.jpg. Die Vorlage "Изображение" (russisches Pendant zu {{Information}}) wurde ohne Parameter übertragen, wodurch Beschreibung und Quelle verloren gegangen sind (später durch Benutzer nachgetragen). Das sollte nicht passieren!
  • Damit verbunden noch eine Kleinigkeit: dem Bot unbekannte Vorlagen werden ja als Liste unter "License information" eingetragen (vermutlich unter der Annahme, dass diese potentiell Lizenzvorlagen enthalten und wichtig sein können). Allerdings werden dabei auch regelmäßig kleine Helfervorlagen eingetragen, die dann die Seite verunstalten. {{Fontcolor}} ist ein Beispiel für eine Formatierungsvorlage, die ohne Parameter schlicht nichts tut, aber durch den Bot in hunderte Seiten eingetragen war (mittlerweile von mir überall entfernt). Auch Vorlagen wie {{tl}} oder {{tlx}} werden häufiger eingetragen, obwohl sie keinen Zweck erfüllen. Wäre schön, wenn der Bot eine Liste solcher Vorlagen hätte, die er dann ignoriert.
  • Und wenn ich grade schon am Verbesserungen vorschlagen bin: Es wäre schön, wenn die Zeilen "Transferred from xx.wikipedia; transferred to Commons by User:Xxx using CommonsHelper." und "Original uploader was Xxx at xx.wikipedia" als Vorlagen realisiert werden könnten, damit sie lokalisierbar sind (quelltextmäßig so in etwa: "{{transferred by CommonsHelper|Username of the transferring user|language code of the project|project name (e.g. 'wp')}}" und "{{Original uploader||Username of the original uploader|language code of the project|project name (e.g. 'wp')}}"). Das gleiche wäre im Grunde auch für den kompletten Abschnitt "Original upload log" nützlich.

Wenn mir noch mehr einfällt, meld ich mich noch wieder ;-) --Slomox (talk) 11:02, 25 April 2009 (UTC)

Hi, zur Kenntnis genommen. Werde mich bei Gelegenheit drum kümmern. --Magnus Manske (talk) 18:12, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
Der Verlust von Informationen beim Übertragen sollte aber nach Möglichkeit so schnell wie möglich abgestellt werden. --Slomox (talk) 20:43, 30 April 2009 (UTC)
Die russische Vorlage sollte jetzt funktionieren. Der Rest folgt später (CommonsHelper versucht, Teile des MediaWiki-Parsers nachzubilden; der Code ist mit der Zeit ein wenig ... unübersichtlich geworden; jede Änderung kann zu obskuren Resultaten führen, daher sind diese Dinge weder einfach, schnell, oder ein Vergnügen ;-) --Magnus Manske (talk) 18:05, 15 May 2009 (UTC)
Es gibt aber noch mehr Beispiele. Ich bin mir nicht mehr hundertprozentig sicher, welche Sprache es war, wo ich das gesehen hab. Könnte Rumänisch gewesen sein. Und vermutlich auch noch mehr Sprachen. Es sollten doch wenigstens bei unbekannten Vorlagen die Parameterwerte mit in die Kommentarzeile mit den unbekannten Vorlagen übernommen werden. Denn im Moment ist es so, dass übertragene Bilder nach einiger Zeit auf dem Ursprungsprojekt gelöscht werden. Wenn dabei die fehlerhafte Übertragung der Daten nicht auffällt, dann lässt sich das ganze nur noch reparieren, wenn man einen Admin auf dem Ursprungsprojekt zur Hand hat.
Wenn beim Übertragen Beschreibung, Quelle, Autor und Datum alle verloren gehen, dann wird das Bild dadurch nahezu unbrauchbar.
Entweder Parameter mit übernehmen, oder alternativ sollte der Bot nur aus Projekten Bilder übertragen, bei denen er das Pendant zu {{Information}} kennt und korrekt übertragen kann (oder sicher weiß, dass es kein Pendant gibt). --Slomox (talk) 12:36, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

problem with GeoHack in Spanish

Hi!. I have problems with GeoHack in Spanish language. I do not know the reason, but the page doesn't work properly (tested on Firefox, IE6 and Chrome, Spanish translated versions). It only shows a large list of incongruent signs like �Nj+���Ϊ�ͷv�mj��9m��m��M�֭Ri���6����R����W�[,:n���Ou�����'�, but in other languages in works in the correct way. GeoHack use to work fine in Spanish for a long time on my computer, I dont know if there is some bug in my pc or in GeoHack, but please check it. Compare this vs. this. Thanks! felipealvarez-jaer (talk) 21:36, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

SOLVED. It was a redirection problem at Spanish Wikipedia. Thanks!. felipealvarez-jaer (talk) 22:05, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Commonshelper und rumänische Lizenzbausteine

Hi, User talk:Lupo#This problem scheint daher zu kommen, dass ein rumänischer PD-Baustein von Commonshelper nicht als solcher erkannt wird. Die Rumänen nennen den auch DP-... nicht PD-... - kann das das Problem sein? Wie arbeitet denn der Lizenz-Parser und kannst du das verifizieren und möglichst verbessern. Danke im Voraus und Grüße --h-stt !? 05:50, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Konkret geht's hier um {{DP-utilizator|XYZ}} auf der rumänischen WP, welches hier {{PD-user-ro|XYZ}} entspricht. Lupo 07:47, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
Nur so 'ne Idee: könnte man den bot nicht so umschreiben, dass er sich seine Liste von Mappings direkt von Commons holt? Z.B. von einer schreibgeschützten Seite? Dann könnten Commons-Admins solche fehlenden Mappings nachtragen, ohne Dich jeweils behelligen zu müssen... Lupo 07:49, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Unvollständige übertragung nach Commons

Hallo, du hast mein Bild File:TabulaEpiscoporumTrevirensium.jpg nach Commons übertragen. Wieso hast du dabei den Dateinamen geändert? Nun ist das Bild in der deutschen Wikipedia falsch eingebunden und das ursprüngliche Foto de:Datei:Bischöfe von Trier.jpg ist noch nicht gelöscht. Bitte kümmere dich noch um eine vollständige Übertragung nach Commons. --Schängel (talk) 07:39, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Ich habe die Datei nicht uebertragen. Lies bitte die Commons-Bildbeschreibungsseite. --Magnus Manske (talk) 10:16, 26 May 2009 (UTC)
Also da steht: File Upload Bot (Magnus Manske) Das bist nicht du??? --Schängel (talk) 17:39, 26 May 2009 (UTC)
<seufz>"Transferred from de.wikipedia; transfered to Commons by User:Avemundi using CommonsHelper."</seufz> --Magnus Manske (talk) 13:06, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
Wieso gibst du einen fremden User an? Unten steht eindeutig, wer das Foto hochgeladen hat, DU! --Schängel (talk) 16:16, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

OK, da Du offenbar nicht in der Lage bist, die Bildbeschreibungsseite zu lesen, von der ich zitiert habe (bevor Du sie geändert hast), hier die Version für Analphabeten:

Jetzt verstanden? Oder muss ich ein Bild malen? --Magnus Manske (talk) 21:59, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

TUSC verification

I have just opened a new TUSC account, though when I am trying upload a flickr picture, it is showing TUSC verification failed.. Though when try to create another login, it says you are already verified! Any help would be appreciated. Thankx! --Ekabhishek (talk) 13:48, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

Try this and tell me what is says. --Magnus Manske (talk) 15:31, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
The result says: TUSC verification : , and nothing beyond the colon! --Ekabhishek (talk) 15:59, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
Aah, you have signed on with your en user account! I've nuked that entry. You can now sign on with your Commons account, and verify on Commons. --Magnus Manske (talk) 17:49, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
OK Got it! Though it gave an option, en or commons, anyways Thanks! Upon uploading the Description:... remains blank, can't the file name come in there automatically? Because just a while ago I was busy filling that up for so many bot uploaded files, now I know why! Any solution? or at least a suggestion/reminder to uploaders to fill in the description, just as category reminder is there, and works well. Best to you! --Ekabhishek (talk) 19:57, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

geograph_org2commons categories

Hi Magnus, geograph_org2commons is a great tool, but it looks like it doesn't assign categories at the moment. Could you please add {{subst:Unc}} to new uploads? Next step would of course be to assign categories right away. Not sure how to do that though, maybe based on the location? Multichill (talk) 15:37, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

{{subst:Unc}} is in now. --Magnus Manske (talk) 17:28, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. Multichill (talk) 18:15, 29 May 2009 (UTC)


Ich sehe, dass Dein Bot Dateien von Flickr hochlädt. Dabei sind auf den Bildern völlig unzutreffende Koordinaten eingetragen. Die habe ich bei Flickr nicht gefunden. Beispiele (ich hab sie jetzt verbessert, aber auf Google Earth sind sie noch unter den alten Koordinaten zu finden):File:Althingisgardur.jpg, File:Vesturgata 3.jpg, File:Laekjargata14.jpg. Fingalo (talk) 14:13, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Jetzt nicht mehr. Fingalo (talk) 12:11, 6 June 2009 (UTC)
Nun, "völlig unzutreffend" waren die Koordinaten wohl nicht, immerhin die korrekte Stadt ;-) Wenn ich Deinen letzten Kommentar dahingehend interpretieren darf, dass zum Zeitpunkt des Transfers Koordinaten auf Flickr waren, aber "jetzt nicht mehr" zu finden sind - ja, das wäre auch meine Theorie. Der Bot saugt sich keine Koordinaten aus den virtuellen Fingern :-) --Magnus Manske (talk) 12:23, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Ja, aber die Stadt ist groß. Und das Bild eines freien Platzes mit Koordinaten von einem kleinen Hinterhof? Auf Flickr waren wohl keine Koordinaten. Ich wüsste auch nicht, wo sie hätten stehen sollen. Die sind wohl nachträglich hinzugefügt worden. Ich habe aber die Sünderin entdeckt. Das war User:Salvor, die deinen Bot benutzt hat. Entschuldige. Fingalo (talk) 12:37, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Commonshelper zum 2.

Hi Magnus, da es schon einige Male vorgekommen ist, dass Benutzer Probleme beim Transfer von Bildern mit OTRS-Freigabe hatten, wär's vielleicht besser, Du überprüfst das mal. Aktuell geht es um die File:Bischof Schlembach.jpg, direkt übertragen durch den File Upload Bot, siehe auch Diff.-Link. Ich kriege übrigens den gleichen falschen Text vom Commonshelper auch ohne Direkt-Transfer-Funktion geliefert. Ich hoffe, Du findest den Fehler. Viele Grüße und Dank im voraus -- Ra'ike T C 19:45, 22 June 2009 (UTC)


Why can CommonsHelper don't transfer images marked {{CopyrightByWikimedia}} from Wikipedias to Wikimedia Commons?

Regards Bilindustrien (talk) 18:14, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Modifying flickr2commons for Wikipedia Loves Art

Hello Magnus, I have been tasked by the Wikipedia Loves Art project with figuring out how to automatically upload the 6000 or so Wikipedia Loves Art images from Flickr (where they currently reside) to Wikimedia Commons. A lot of customization will be necessary in order to properly pull the tags and captions into Commons correctly. I have experience with PHP and bot writing, but I have no knowledge of the toolserver whatsoever. If there is any chance that you could help me get my bearings, it would be greatly appreciated. Specifically, how does one get scripts hosted on the toolserver? Would it be easier for me just to run a modified version of the scripts on my machine locally? Is that possible (for file uploading)? Please reply on my commons talk page if you have the time. Thanks! Kaldari (talk) 21:34, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

User:Multichill has just started creating a bot for grabbing batch images off of flickr. You can help or check its status on User:Multichill/Flickr_ripper. A flickr batch uploader has been needed for a long time and anyone's help would be appreciated. Maybe Magnus could also have his input there too. --Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 09:08, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Commons sum-it-up toolbox integration.

First of all thank you for this great tool. It would be however nice if there was a toolbox integration of the tool that can be turned on through the Gadgets interface. It would do the same as "add information" or send one to the toolserver with the page name already added. Hope u consider.--Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 09:17, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Commons sum-it-up bug with references

Currently "Commons sum-it-up" also copies the references tags. For example if u search for "New York City Hall" on Commons sum-it-up it returns for the English description some references. Could the tool skip that?--Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 09:24, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Commons sum-it-up bug with brackets

Commons sum-it-up removes text that is between brackets. Example is Category:Gatersleben. You can see in the English description it displays "()" while it should display (Template:IPA-de) or just remove the brackets too.--Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 11:49, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

One big answer:

  • SumItUp now removes references
  • SumItUp now removes empty () - no need to keep potentially non-working templates IMHO
  • You can now get SuItUp in your toolbox by adding the following to your monobook.js page:
importScript('User:Magnus Manske/sumitup.js');

Feel free to push it through for listing on the gadgets page :-) --Magnus Manske (talk) 14:25, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

I'd be happy to do so, however some problems occur with the tool. I used the tool on Category:Nova Scotia Power. The English description that is added skips everything between the two (Template:Tsx) and (Template:Tsx) templates : "(Template:Tsx) is a power generating and delivery company in Nova Scotia. It is privately owned by Emera (Template:Tsx)" I don't know why it does so, but I wanted to report it.--Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 11:51, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

This summary was created by....

Thank you for applying the suggestion, Could the line (This summary was created using Commons SumItUp) not be added each time sum it up is used?--Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 14:52, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

Done. --Magnus Manske (talk) 19:33, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
Great thanks.--Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 11:46, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

Tolerating capital and non-capital letters

HotCat is a great tool that should actually be embedded in our wikis and shouldn't need the user to activate it. This however is another issue. Currently when typing a category name like "Bar Harbor, Maine" hotcat finds it. However if one types "Bar h" hotcat doesn't display results. Could the suggestion box tolerate case sensitivity? --Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 08:58, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

File Upload Bot, foreign characters and ISO date

Hei! Would be nice if your File Upload Bot tolerated foreign characters (üöäõ) in file names. For instance choosing letter "ü" in file name makes it appear as "ü" after upload. Also the bot could fill {{flickrreview}} date parameter using standard 2009-07-08 not July 8, 2009 so that the date wouldn't appear in English in localized version of template. Thanks! 15:16, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

Sum-it-up using Wiki cats to add cats

One feature that would help a lot is automatically adding categories from Wikipedia that are already created on commons. For example Category:Busways Travel Services has an article on en:Busways Travel Services containing categories like Category:Stagecoach Group or Category:Transport in Tyne and Wear. These also exist on Commons. Could the tool automatically check this and add the cats? I've been using Sumitup quite a lot lately, with the new features and everything. Thanks for everything, --Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 11:35, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

Upload bot - rename templates

Hi, as you can see in Category:Media renaming requests needing target, your file upload bot frequently uploads files with a {{Rename}} template, often without parameter. Could your bot remove those templates ? (and equally all variants of the merge templates). Thank you. --Foroa (talk) 14:40, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

My bot doesn't add the rename template. I suspect it is the MediaWiki upload tagging "simple" names automatically. --Magnus Manske (talk) 16:16, 14 July 2009 (UTC)
No. If an image at the source wiki (for example enwp) is tagged with {{Rename media}}. The file at Commons will also contain that template. Take for example en:File:20922926a8272914641l.jpg. Multichill (talk) 19:38, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Commons Helper bug

I filed a bug and was wondering if you've had a chance to look at this? because it causes issues Ive stopped the image renaming bot until a solution can be found. Betacommand 21:53, 22 July 2009 (UTC)


I saw you are familiar with the cat-a-lot function. Can you please read this and this and try to help? Thanks-a-lot :) --Sailko (talk) 08:11, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Well, I wrote cat-a-lot :-) However, it seems the MediaWiki API was broken, on purpose. See here. Not much I can do about it. To get it fixed, complain on wikitech-l and/or #MediaWiki ... --Magnus Manske (talk) 11:45, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

CatScan 2

Hi. I started using it the other day and it works well. The new features are great. For Commons, "Last change" is a somewhat useless as the license migration bots touched many pages. Upload date could be a useful criterion though. To do things like this, the output of the subcategories that included a specific page/file was helpful, but, in most cases, it isn't needed. -- User:Docu at 10:54, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

add {{information}}

The exif dated used by the tool might not be ideal. For this, it used "File change date and time" which is later than "Date and time of digitizing" or "Date and time of data generation". -- User:Docu at 10:54, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

This might be a better sample.
BTW the tool strips the notes from the new image annotation texts. -- User:Docu at 11:33, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Plant categories

Hi Magnus - can you put plant photo uploads in their species category, please, not just the family! And also add at least the species name in the Description entry e.g. like this - Thanks! MPF (talk) 09:16, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

I'll try to remember for the next batch :-) --Magnus Manske (talk) 09:49, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
Another reminder, please!! - MPF (talk) 23:30, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Serbian Wikipedia

Hi. Commons Helper again doesn't recognize templates Јв-ја and ГЛСД-ја, and template GFDL-self is converting to {{GFDL-user-sr|USERNAME}}, instead to {{GFDL-user-w|sr|Wikipedia|USERNAME}} Can You do something about it? --BokicaK (talk) 15:46, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Magnus, did You notice this? Also {{ГЛСД-без-одрицања}} should be converted to {{GFDL-no-disclaimers}} --BokicaK (talk) 02:20, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Should all work now. --Magnus Manske (talk) 07:07, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Unfortunately, it still doesn't work. :( --BokicaK (talk) 08:18, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Which one? All of them? --Magnus Manske (talk) 10:40, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
All of them. --BokicaK (talk) 12:22, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Try it now. --Magnus Manske (talk) 18:20, 15 September 2009 (UTC)
Јв-ја->PD-self is working now. ГЛСД-ја->GFDL-self is working, but CommonsHeleper gives GFDL-user-wlsr|Wikipedia|... (letter l instead of pipe |). ГЛСД-без-одрицања->GFDL-no-disclaimers still is not working. --BokicaK (talk) 19:56, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

What a mess... That's why I started commonshelper 2 - the original one becomes more fragile with every change. Anyway, these should work now (they do in my tests, at least). --Magnus Manske (talk) 22:38, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Finally it works :) Thanks a lot. --BokicaK (talk) 23:23, 15 September 2009 (UTC)


Hello MM, I tried a few days now to upload images from to Commons: [Stehle GF.jpg] and [Stein 7174.jpg] but only get a blank page. A failure is not reported, but it simply doesn't work. Can you help or explain it to me. Greetings, --Gerardus (talk) 07:25, 26 August 2009 (UTC) Hello, is anybody there? I am still waiting for your answer.--Gerardus (talk) 08:40, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Just got back from vacation, settling in. --Magnus Manske (talk) 08:51, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
Should work now. --Magnus Manske (talk) 15:05, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
Yes, thanks a lot. --Gerardus (talk) 15:33, 4 September 2009 (UTC)


John Bot II was blocked when its owner was; any chance you could get these files transferred? They should all of been checked by hand AFAIK. Thanks, 15:59, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Argh. Jarry1250 (talk) 16:12, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

License migration

I urge you to take a look at It takes a lot of effort to do the license migration here at Commons and this is adding a lot of extra work. Multichill (talk) 20:58, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

CommonsHelper2 own work improvements

Hi Magnus, nice you created the CommonsHelper2 project. I used CommonsHelper a lot and I would like to suggest some improvements for the transfer of self made files. Some of the work has to be done manually now and could probably be automated.

Detect own work

First CH2 should detect if it's own work. Own work is either {{Self}} without an author parameter or {{GFDL-self}}, {{PD-self}} or similar templates (should probably tracked at Meta:CommonsHelper2).

Source has information template

Almost the same as current CH.

  • description - Text of the source page with language (same as now)
  • date - original upload date (same as now)
  • source - from some wikipedia (same as now)
  • author - user from some wikipedia (so not the original uploader was.... we know the original uploader is the author)
  • permission - empty

Source contains information template

  • description - Description in information at the source page with language (same as now?)
  • date - If set at source, just copy it. If not set original upload date... (so no combining)
  • author - Author in information at the source page and name of the uploader at some wikipedia. Some logic should be added to combine these two components when possible. For example if the original field is author=theuploader you could just change this to theuploader at some wikipedia. Slightly more complicated case is author=the uploaders real name. This should be changed to the uploaders real name at some wikipedia.
  • permission - empty

Information or no information at the source. The tool should add {{self}} with author field filled like CH currently does. If the author logic works good this should be used for the self template too.

I hope either you or Jan could take a look at these suggestions. We plan on transfering a lot of images from enwp and this would lower the time per image a lot. Multichill (talk) 17:30, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

File:Weather banner.png

Hi, your bot uploaded File:Weather banner.png in last year. Is it possible that you make an new picture of it, without text "weather", so I can translate it in Finnish? Big thanks! --Olli (talk) 08:39, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

P.S. I mean other banners too! :) --Olli (talk) 08:40, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

The image was uploaded by someone else using my bot. I have nothing whatsoever to do with its creation. Please read the information in the "Author" section of the image description to, well, find the author. --Magnus Manske (talk) 18:18, 27 September 2009 (UTC)


Hoi Magnus Manske, from the Dutch Wikipedia you recently copied two files (nl:File:Wikireclame.png and nl:File:User-Matthias92 Uzi-1- met snor.JPG) which have been marked with the 'Nietverplaatsen'-template (nl:template:Nietverplaatsen). The meaning of the template is "please don't move this to Commons". Maybe your Dutch language skills are not so good, or you missed the template. Anyway, for the time being it would be better to stop copying that kind of files. The number of local files on the nl-wiki has been dropping for the last few years (several years ago it was about 40,000 now it is around 2,500) so in the long run on the nl-wiki we have to make a decision about what to do with these files. Anyway, most of your actions to 'move' files from the nl-wiki to Commons are very much appreciated, just these two ... - Robotje (talk) 15:20, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

Hi Robotje, since you didn't give a link to the images on Commons, I can't check, but please verify if I uploaded the images, or someone else using my bot, as described in the red-bordered box at the top of this page. The information about who transfered it will be in the generated {{Information}} template. --Magnus Manske (talk) 15:27, 28 September 2009 (UTC)
Both have the samwe name on Commons so File:Wikireclame.png and File:User-Matthias92 Uzi-1- met snor.JPG I guess contacting user Koektrommel is the next step for me. Thanks. - Robotje (talk) 16:40, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

TUSC verification failed

Hi Magnus. I seem to have the same trouble as User Ekabhishek had in May. The verification fails and I don't know what to do.Mason (talk) 19:29, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Try this and tell me what is says. --Magnus Manske (talk) 19:54, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Unidentified plants

I have given cateory names for some of your plant images, such as: File:2009-09-27 Unknown plant 1 (flower).JPG and File:2009-09-27 Unknown plant 2 (leaf).JPG. epibase (talk) 01:05, 5 October 2009 (UTC)


Uhmmm.. ok, let's see what I can do :-) Sorry for the messages in your bot talk page. --Filnik\b[Rr]ock\b!? 12:47, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

I've added the new functionality to my bot, to skip yours :) and to warn the right user. Regarding the PD stuff, I've to rewrite a not-so-small part of code to do that, now I've not any more time, but I will fix also this problem soon! Thanks, --Filnik\b[Rr]ock\b!? 14:04, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Rights Qustion

Hi Magnus,

I'd like to use the photo for online training. However, there is a note on the picture that says the information with it isn't accurate and not to use it until it has been reviewed. Do you have any idea when that might happen? Many thanks for your time.


Hi Jayney. First, I have nothing to do with that image, it was just transfered here from English wikipedia using my tool/bot. That said, I 've fixed the description, which seems to have been hidden due to some bug. It appears clear that the image was released into the public domain by the US government, and you are free to use it in any way you like (though a backlink to Commons would be nice :-) If you are still in doubt, try the original uploader on en.wikipedia. Cheers, Magnus Manske (talk) 21:07, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks Magnus,

I appreciate your help.


Mendelian inheritance vs. Inheritance

Hallo Magnus, auf den commons sind einige Abbildungen zu Mendels Regeln nicht kategorisiert. Du hattest vor einiger Zeit die Category:Inheritance angelegt, interwikis zu Erbrecht beigefügt und dort einige Bilder von Mendels Regeln einsortiert. Was haben die mendelschen Regeln (Mendelian inheritance) mit dem Erbrecht (Inheritance) zu tun? --Hystrix (talk) 23:31, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Tja, ich bin Biologe, und denke eben immer nur an das Eine ;-) Das war vor über zwei Jahren, habe ich schon längst vergessen... Bei mehreren der Mendel-Bilder habe übrigens nicht ich die Kategorie hinzugefügt (z.B. File:Mendelian inheritance 9 3 3 1.png). Der Interwiki zu Erbrecht stammt auch nicht von mir, sondern von User:BotMultichill --Magnus Manske (talk) 14:45, 16 October 2009 (UTC)