User talk:Magnus Manske/Archive 6

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Hallo Magnus, ich habe aus Versehen die Kategorie ILA1909 angelegt (statt ILA 1909). Kannst Du die bitte schnelllöschen?--Dreizung (talk) 04:44, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Category:ILA2009 scheint nicht zu existieren, und hat das auch nie? Category:ILA 2009 gibt's wohl auch nicht... --Magnus Manske (talk) 14:40, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, Überschrift ist falsch, also: Category:ILA1909 (wie im Text). Danke für die Hilfe.--Dreizung (talk) 16:01, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Cat-a-lot with search results

As the father of cat-a-lot, I wonder whether you have seen my comments here. As usual other people have changed the world and cat-a-lot has been tripped up and the world has lost a great asset :-(. Is the surgery going to be difficult, or shall I give up on the patient? :-) --Tony Wills (talk) 00:13, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Bump :-) --Tony Wills (talk) 20:35, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

File:Jennifer Elise Cox (501477839).jpg

Hi Magnus, Ich bin mir unsicher bezüglich dieses Bildes, wir hatten Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Rihanna Xbox Live.jpg (und Commons:Deletion requests/File:Jonathan Bennett.jpg) als Bilder von gamerscore blog. Auf Flickr wird geschrieben "to license this image..." - fragt man bezüglich des Urheberrechtsstatuses nach erhält man keine Antwort. Ein Unternehmen wie Microsoft sollte es eigentlich besser wissen, ohne eine bessere Information würde ich aber davon ausgehen dass dieses Bild nicht frei ist (und alle anderen Fotos aus dem Photostream). --Martin H. (talk) 23:20, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Na ja, wer auch immer die Bilder bei Flickr hochlädt, hat bewusst die Lizenz gesetzt (Voreinstellung ist "all rights reserved"). Beim "Uploader" steht, das es Microsoft-Mitarbeiter sind. Damit ist IMHO die rechtliche Situation klar; Microsoft hat, durch seine Mitarbeiter, die Bilder unter CC gestellt. Wenn MS das nicht wollte, ist das deren Problem. --Magnus Manske (talk) 09:31, 23 October 2009 (UTC)


Hi Magnus! Hope this is an easy fix. Images like File:Rudraksha 2.jpg transfered from commons has two probems. 1) "|Migration=relicense" should be changed to "|migration=relicense" (small letter). 2) no need for both "{tl|Cc-by-sa-3.0-migrated}}" and "|migration=relicense". Hope you will not slap me with a trout because I wrote here :-) --MGA73 (talk) 20:27, 23 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi! So, I take it, your bot takes the commonshelper text to transfer images from Wikipedia to Commons. I've added a string replacement for 1), even though it wasn't an issue in the example you gave. 2) is more problematic, not only for parsing (find template start/end; parse parameters), but also which templates should stay in which form under which conditions. I don't see an easy fix for this. --Magnus Manske (talk) 13:43, 24 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. My bot uses and that uses commenshelper. We (Multichill and I) have had a lot of errors during the migration project wit images that is transfered to Commons. But now I finally did somthing about it (I asked you - hehe). And yes it was an issue in the image I just fixed it manually [1] :-) Thank you! --MGA73 (talk) 13:48, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Response awaited

Your response awaited at an ongoing discussion here. Thanks!--Ekabhishek (talk) 17:35, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

Your response awaited at an ongoing discussion regarding TUSC password, here. Please suggest the next recourse. Thanks! --Ekabhishek (talk) 04:50, 14 November 2009 (UTC)


Hi. When a file with {{Self}} ( ) with "autore" (author) parameter compiled is transferred from, in the author parameter on Commons there is the uploader name, but "autore" is needed. Could you please fix it? Thank you very much--Trixt (talk) 09:57, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Can you give me an image on it.wp that uses this self and autore in that fashion, and hasn't been transfered to Commons yet? --Magnus Manske (talk) 09:12, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
Sure: it:File:Lake Pilato.jpg. Thank you in advance--Trixt (talk) 13:55, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
Should work now. Will cause a double entry if it's in both Information and self. Hard to code around that, sorry. Cheers, --Magnus Manske (talk) 20:05, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

I would like to print and display an image from wikimedia It has a free cultural works license but how do I know who to contact regarding changes to the license stipulations? And how do I get hold of them?

Every information available is usually on the image description page and the image history. If it's a free license, you don't need to contact people at all. If that didn't help you, please tell me which image it is, and I'll see what I can do. --Magnus Manske (talk) 20:27, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi, I'm still here :) I need a fix for it:Template:PD-Requisiti is equal {{PD-ineligible}} here on Commons. Thank you in advance--Trixt (talk) 21:58, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

Flickr2Commons & GIFs

You might want to look in on Commons:Village pump#Flickr2Commons & GIFs. You seem as likely as anyone to have suggestions for how best to proceed. - Jmabel ! talk 22:04, 22 November 2009 (UTC)


I am unhappy about the way your bot has moved my picture. The File history should continue to reflect the original upload information and source. Thus the user field should still list the original uploader, the original comment should appear before the detritus that you added. your bots infor should follow the original info  :( Saltysailor (talk) 01:32, 23 November 2009 (UTC)


Is it possible to adapt this bot to work with Geograph Germany? I attempted to here File:Forage_Harvester, I got the German image (see file history) but the description was from the UK site. I hope I haven't caused problems with my over curiosity! I am posting this here partly to notify you encase any problems occur and partly in hope that you might adapt the tool to take German images. While I'm here can I just complement you in your bot Geograph.org2Commons which is excellent.Oxyman (talk) 05:20, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

FIST can now search as well. geograpg_org2commons will understand it as well and should use the provided text. --Magnus Manske (talk) 20:21, 30 November 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply,have started to use it, The other slight isue I have found is that Geograph.org2Commons refuses to upload images with the "&" sign in their title, not a complaint but you may like to know. Oxyman (talk) 01:13, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

Troubles with your tools on my server

Hi Mr. Manske. I've uploaded your tools to my server to reduce a little bit the Toolserver's bandwidth. But appears that functions rarely. Commonshelper don't upload images directly. Can you help me?.

Thanks. MisterWiki (talk) 14:28, 5 December 2009 (UTC)

Well, the problem description is a little vague :-) You'll need commonshelper.php, included files (and files included in those), as well as For the latter, you'll need upload_bot_key.txt in the parent dir, and you'll have to adjust $username to one of your logins.
May I ask why you want to do all that setup? The toolserver bandwidth is fine AFAIK, and commonshelper won't max it out anytime soon. Cheers, Magnus Manske (talk) 18:56, 5 December 2009 (UTC)


Hi Magnus, it is a great tool. Just one thing: sometimes it could be useful if one could set a "depth" for "negative categories" independently of the one for (positive) categories. -- User:Docu at 14:59, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

You should be able to set individual category depths (both positive and negative) by appending "|" and a number to the line with the respective category. The manual page should reflect that. --Magnus Manske (talk) 22:58, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for your response. I should be reading the manual more frequently. -- User:Docu at 13:37, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

Hm, looks like I borked it yesterday. Sorry about that. Would you restart it? -- User:Docu at 17:12, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Upload bot

The category Steam locomotives of the United Kingdom is now full of ~500 (as of 12/12/2009) images, which all require recategorisation. Additionally numerous photos are incorrectly categorised in the wrong railway.

Would it be possible to instruct those that use the bot to take more time in categorising what they upload. Also many of the images are quite similar - could they also be requested to show some restraint.

The category is now junk and seems require manual sorting. Perhaps it would be possible to stop the bot from uploading any more images to this cat? Shortfatlad (talk) 02:09, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

I could add some instructions to the bot page, but I sincerely doubt that would stop anyone. Also, bogus category entries might come from WikiSense, which is used by default (and usually yields good results). For cleanup of wrongly categorized files, try another tool of mine (experimental; requires TUSC). --Magnus Manske (talk) 23:04, 15 December 2009 (UTC)


File:August_Fick.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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Yellowcard (talk) 16:14, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

Stand down!

Your bot is about to violate one of Asmov's rules. ARRRRGGG. Its massively tagged all the ligitamate pictures I uploaded from Flickr (and maybe many other people's pictures too) just because of Flickr's unclear public domain tags. The images I uploaded were all clearly PDold, and of no harm to anyone. Your bot needs to help clean up it's mess, its giving only 7 days on all sorts of images ... come on, reverese action please. Cheers, Nesnad (talk) 16:34, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

OK, first, I don't know which pictures you are talking about. Second, my bot can't figure out which are "good" and "bad" PD if it's not advertised in machine-readable form; it either tags them with one tag, or doesn't allow transfer at all. Third, it doesn't edit pages and therefore can't "clean up". Fourth, if you are operating my Flickr upload tool ("bot" is really a misnomer), then it's not me or my tool who should (or could) "stand down"; that is only an option for the operator which is ... you. If there is an alternative tag I can use for Flickr PD that's "safe", or you have any suggestion I can reasonably implement, feel free to suggest it. As it is, I do not have the infrastructure to mass-retag existing images, and currently lack the time to create one. --Magnus Manske (talk) 22:54, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
Your bot seems to have tagged a lot of my old legitimate uploads (and if I originally used your bot, thanks honestly for the help... but why go back and then retag them for deletion way after the fact??... sigh...) or someone tagged them in it's name. I don't have time right now to weed through all the ones that have been tagged. Whats going on. Hmmm. PS: Sorry for refering to it as a bot, but things that can edit my user page on their own seem robot-ish to me. I must be a bit old fashion, I suppose. Nesnad (talk) 11:55, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
OMG. OK. Embarrassing moment here. I got my pages mixed up. You're right, your nice upload tool wouldnt have been the one running around thrashing my uploads. It would be a different character, a real bot. I doubled checked and found out my mistake. My bad, I'm the idiot. Thanks for not totally thinking I am a lowlife. Cheers, Nesnad (talk) 11:59, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

File:Jennifer Elise Cox (501477839).jpg

Critically evaluate Flickr licenses
File:Jennifer Elise Cox (501477839).jpg has been marked as a copyright violation. You may have preserved the information shown on Flickr correctly when transferring the image here, but the Flickr uploader is not the copyright holder of this image. Either the image was created by someone else, or it is a derivative of someone else's work. As stated in Commons:Licensing, only the copyright holder may issue a license, so the one shown on Flickr is invalid. Always remember to critically evaluate Flickr licenses. Photostreams with professional-looking photographs, album covers, posters, and images in a wide range of styles or quality taken by many different cameras often indicate that the Flickr uploader either does not understand or does not care about copyright matters. See Commons:Questionable Flickr images for a list of known bad Flickr users.

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LX (talk, contribs) 21:09, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

sum-it-up and {{Multilingual description}}

Hi Magnus, sometimes sum-it-up produces huge amounts of text. Could you implement an option to have it use {{Multilingual description}}? Thank you, Multichill (talk) 11:11, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Ideally, when creating a new category, there would be link that allows to preload the description with this and include interwikis and categories existing at Commons from the corresponding en.wp article as well. The preload could work a bit like the gadget for {{information}}, except that it would work with https too. -- User:Docu at 13:37, 23 December 2009 (UTC)
If this requires too much changes/work, a simpler improvement like the integration with {{Collapsed}} would already help. Of course, an automatic include from en:wikipedia at category creation, would help too for categories that have the same name as the article, but I guess that this will become more and more rare. --Foroa (talk) 11:32, 3 February 2010 (UTC)
I noticed that sum-it-up includes the first paragraph of an article. Since in some wikipedia's, they tend to insert images as first paragraph, this results in non usable descriptions (almost systematic on the Swedish wiki). A work around is to drop descriptions that contain an image and if possible, to skip to the next paragraph. --Foroa (talk) 13:56, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Geograph titles

Hi Magnus, Geograph titles get mangled at the moment, see for example File:--en-1=The Roman North Gateway of Lincoln-- - - 46594.jpg. A Jira case was opened for this. Multichill (talk) 21:16, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

Seems like changed something which broke my "parsing". Should be fixed now. --Magnus Manske (talk) 09:28, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

CommonsHelper compatibility ( Commons

Thank you in advance.--Trixt (talk) 21:53, 29 December 2009 (UTC)


A problem has arisen when your bot transferred the file sabra.jpg (photo of a car) from the Dutch wiki to Wiki Commons. A file by this name already existed on the English wiki (a photo of the wife of a famous architect, William Lee Stoddart). As a result, the Dutch "sabra.jpg" (car photo) has overwritten the English "sabra.jpg" (photo of architect's wife). In the article William Lee Stoddart, there now is a photo of the car where his wife's photo should be.[2]

We have surpassed my technical knowledge of handling wiki image files. I don't know how to undo the damage to the article William Lee Stoddart. How can the two versions of "sabra.jpg" be kept separate, and how can the damage to the article William Lee Stoddart [3] be reversed? Canadian2006 (talk) 05:09, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

Two ways: 1) transfer the file from en.wp to Commons under a different (better) name and request deletion on en.wp or 2) request rename for the file on Commons using {{rename|newname.jpg|reason=reason for rename}}. --Martin H. (talk) 05:34, 31 December 2009 (UTC)
Note: The problem was of different nature: The image on en.wp was deleted as invalid fair use - the image was a "shadow" of an Commons image, after the deletion on en.wp the image removal bot not cleaned up because he not knows that the image looks a bit different. Sollution here: Remove the image from the article. --Martin H. (talk) 05:39, 31 December 2009 (UTC)

Forgot TUSC password

I just did a clean install of my PC but unfortunately forgot my TUSC-password. Could you nuke the entry so I can re-register (I understood that's the only way)? And could 'forgot password' perhaps not be a feature for the future? As otherwise you will might have to do this with any user who forgets his or her password. Or is there another option to retrieve the password for TUSC? --Hardscarf (talk) 18:20, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Nuked. --Magnus Manske (talk) 16:41, 4 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks :) --Hardscarf (talk) 22:47, 4 January 2010 (UTC)


Hi Magnus! Happy new year. I was wondering if you can enable the tool to allow uploads of US Government works like this. Thx in advance. Rastrojo (DES) 14:32, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Done. I've also uploaded your example for testing purposes as File:Barack Obama, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.jpg. --Magnus Manske (talk) 11:10, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Please help replace this outdated license


Thank you for donating images to the Wikimedia Commons. You have uploaded some images in the past with the license {{PD}}. While this was a license acceptable in the early days of Wikimedia, since January 2006, this license has been deprecated and since October 2008 no new uploads with this license was allowed.

The license on older images should be replaced with a better and more specific license/permissions and you can help by checking the images and adding {{PD-self}} if you are the author or one of the other templates that you can see in the template on the image page.

Thank you for your help. If you need help feel free to ask at Commons talk:Licensing or contact User:Zscout370.

The images we would like you to check are:

BotMultichillT 20:50, 8 January 2010 (UTC)


Hi Magnus,

As Category:Flickr is now about flickr, would there be a way to avoid that the bot adds it when uploading (e.g. at File:EK Holden panel van.jpg)? A flickr source category is added by template anyways (Admin reviewed Flickr images). An other solution could be to rename the category and delete that one. -- User:Docu at 09:36, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

Hi Magnus. Yesterday I started using the new tool "Commons Commander". I used file search to add images to newly created categories. It was fairly quick to select the relevant results and add them to the categories. Excellent work. I added detailed notes below. They are mainly about the specific task I used the tool for, not an overall assessment. -- at 10:56, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Hi Magnus. During the last week, I used Commons Commander to categorize a few images (the type that can be done based on thumbnails) and some that can be done after reading descriptions in another browser window. The one click sub-categorization makes it so easy! Great tool. I added more notes below. -- at 16:24, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

File tagging File:Wolfgang_Lotz.jpg

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This media was probably deleted.
Thanks for uploading File:Wolfgang_Lotz.jpg. This media is missing permission information. A source is given, but there is no proof that the author or copyright holder agreed to license the file under the given license. Please provide a link to an appropriate webpage with license information, or send an email with copy of a written permission to OTRS ( This also applies if you are the author yourself.

Please see this page for more information on how to confirm permission, and Commons:Permission if you would like to understand why we ask for permission when uploading work that is not your own.

The file probably has been deleted. If you sent a permission, try to send it again after 14 days. Do not re-upload. When the OTRS-member processes your mail, the file can be undeleted. Additionally you can request undeletion here, providing a link to the File-page on Commons where it was uploaded ([[:File:Wolfgang_Lotz.jpg]]) and the above demanded information in your request.

Martin H. (talk) 18:46, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

NUKE my tusc account

Somehow, in my brilliance when making a TUSC account my password is a bizarre typo I can't figure out. Can you please nuke it so I can start over? Thanks, NativeForeigner (talk) 04:44, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Done. I saw you had signed up with your en.wp account. Note that in order to use tools with TUSC for Commons, you'll need to sign up your Commons account as well. --Magnus Manske (talk) 21:05, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
In that case would I maintain multiple accounts on TUSC: one for enwp, one for commons, and another one for any additional language? NativeForeigner (talk) 00:09, 11 February 2010 (UTC)
Yes, for each language/project you want to use tools with TUSC for. My system predates SUL, so... If you only want it for Commons, sign up only for Commons. --Magnus Manske (talk) 21:57, 13 February 2010 (UTC)


Hi, I would like to translate your tools to Hindi, and therefore request you to please provide me with the necessary terms that I need to translate. Currently I have finished translating Soxreds Edit counter to Hindi and am doing Huggle to Hindi. I have friends who are collaborating for other languages including Marathi, Samskrit and Malayalam. Please do let me know, if it is okay with you.. Regards, --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 20:14, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Hi! First, thanks for the offer. Sadly, I don't support multi-language for most of my tools - yet. There is CatScan2 and CommonsHelper that support it. This can be localized by editing pages on See the tool headers for links. Cheers, --Magnus Manske (talk) 13:13, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks.. :D --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 16:37, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

Democratic Kampuchea COA

you insert in May 2008, Image: Democratic Kampuchea COA 1975/79

could you tell me what are the coat of arms of Kampuchea from 1979/80

Merci de votre aide bonne journée--Dunkerqueenflandre (talk) 08:46, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Hi Dunkerqueenflandre. I really don't remember this, and I can't find it on Commons or en.wikipedia. I have no expertise or clue whatsoever about Kampuchea. If you refer to this image, try this guy who originally uploaded it. --Magnus Manske (talk) 21:53, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

CommonsHelper2 really should not be used

[5] I love your tools, but I never seen such a mess. I don't think this one was quite ready for a public release. Besides the obvious template issues, it got the license wrong, didn't fill in the source, made up a "Location" parameter, spelled "Transferred" wrong, used the wrong header, and overall general sloppiness. Please take it offline until you fix these things if you're not actively working on it so users who don't check/care don't use it. Thanks. Rocket000 (talk) 01:20, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

File:Speyrer Dom Seitenflugel bei Nacht.jpg

Hallo Magnus!

Ist der Anbau die Sakistei oder eine der Kapellen???

Gruß, --Skipper Michael (talk) 15:09, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

Commons Commander

FYI Commons:Usability_issues_and_ideas#Add_Commons_Commander_to_the_user_interface. -- User:Docu at 08:53, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Facing bot problem

[6] bot added "Category:Facing right" to image already in subcategory "Category:Women facing right". Alerting you, thanks. -- Infrogmation (talk) 02:58, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Actually, it was User:Docu using his "manual bot", in turn using Commons Commander, which uses my existing bot account for the actual edit. Wow. --Magnus Manske (talk) 09:15, 17 March 2010 (UTC)


Could your bot move map images on List of European countries and territories to commons? almost all of the map images there are uploaded by someone with the {{PD-self}} tag. Thank You. But they aren't here on commons. Gman124 (talk) 01:00, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

This is the links of those images on English wiki:
  1. en:File:europe map albania.png
  2. en:File:europe map andorra.png
  3. en:File:europe map armenia.png‎
  4. en:File:europe map austria.png
  5. en:File:europe map azerbaijan.png
  6. en:File:europe map belarus.png
  7. en:File:europe map belgium.png
  8. en:File:europe map bosnia.png
  9. en:File:europe map bulgaria.png
  10. en:File:europe map croatia.png
  11. en:File:europe map cyprus.png
  12. en:File:europe map czechia.png
  13. en:File:europe map denmark.png
  14. en:File:europe map estonia.png
  15. en:File:europe map finland.png
  16. en:File:europe map france.png
  17. en:File:europe map georgia.png
  18. en:File:europe map germany.png
  19. en:File:europe map greece.png
  20. en:File:europe map hungary.png
  21. en:File:europe map iceland.png
  22. en:File:europe map ireland.png
  23. en:File:europe map italy.png
  24. en:File:europe map latvia.png
  25. en:File:europe map liechtenstein.png
  26. en:File:europe map lithuania.png
  27. en:File:europe map luxembourg.png
  28. en:File:europe map macedonia.png
  29. en:File:europe map malta.png
  30. en:File:europe map moldova.png
  31. en:File:europe map monaco.png
  32. en:File:europe map montenegro.png
  33. en:File:europe map netherlands.png
  34. en:File:europe map norway.png
  35. en:File:europe map poland.png
  36. en:File:europe map portugal.png
  37. en:File:europe map romania.png
  38. en:File:europe map russia.png
  39. en:File:europe map sanmarino.png
  40. en:File:europe map serbia.png
  41. en:File:europe map slovakia.png
  42. en:File:europe map slovenia.png
  43. en:File:europe map spain.png
  44. en:File:europe map sweden.png
  45. en:File:europe map switzerland.png
  46. en:File:europe map turkey.png
  47. en:File:europe map ukraine.png
  48. en:File:europe map uk.png
  49. en:File:europe map vatican.png
  50. en:File:europe map aaland.png‎
  51. en:File:europe map faroe.png
  52. en:File:europe map gibraltar.png‎
  53. en:File:europe map gernsey.png‎
  54. en:File:europe map mann.png‎
  55. en:File:europe map jersey.png

Thank You Gman124 (talk) 01:18, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Done. --Magnus Manske (talk) 21:50, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
Hello, I think im a bit late but anyway. Thank You. :) Gman124 (talk) 15:22, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

geograph_org2commons new version offered

Please pick up the source code of g2c.php. [NB. Already out of date - use g3c.php - see below.] I believe that this is a plug-in replacement for geograph_org2commons.php. All it needs is:

  • add wf_funs.php to the directory
  • enable two exit() statements.

This version incorporates the following changes:

  • add the full description text from the geograph page - this brings this tool up to the same level as the GeographBot
  • add the "near to ..." or "3km from ..." line - this puts the tool one ahead of the Geograph Bot!
  • add sha1 checking - see below.

Sha1 checking will detect a case such as Geonums 426534 and 426595 which has been uploaded without a proper {{geograph}} tag. Sha1 checking is applied by the GeographBot, by FileDuplicateSearch and by the main upload tool. I recommend that you incorporate it into all your upload tools.

The externallinks check should be retained. This will detect cases such as:

  • PucklechurchYOI.jpg where the photographer has uploaded an higher res version
  • Castle Tioram where an image 9920 pixels wide has somehow managed to reach the GeographBot!
  • West top, Wether Hill where the geograph version will not upload because of a known bug in the MediaWiki software.


Please see my version of database_functions.php. This is not needed in connection with the above mods but please tell me: is there a good reason why you do not use parse_ini_file() to get the password?

And please, why does error_reporting(E_ALL) have no effect? I am sick of my programs crashing with a blank screen!

RHaworth (Talk | contribs) 18:05, 19 March 2010 (UTC)


Scheint ein Problem mit Umlauten beim File-Upload-Bot zu geben: Commons:Forum#Lizenzversto.C3.9F_durch_Upload-Bot --Matt314 (talk) 21:42, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

CatScan2 names with a single quote (')

If a name includes a single quote, the links generated by CatScan2 in HTML format don't work. Most of the time it doesn't matter much, but try, e.g. to click on subcategories of Category:House of Medici: [7]. -- User:Docu at 19:57, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, fixed. -- 09:52, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
Great. Thanks. -- User:Docu at 11:04, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

Commons Commander

Just wondering, do you intend to develop this further? If yes, I would be available to do further testing. -- User:Docu at 19:57, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

I would like to, and you'd be welcome as a tester, but currently I'm a little short on time. I guess my next work on Commons Commander will be to port it to work directly within Commons, so that others can work on the code as well. --Magnus Manske (talk) 08:46, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

For me, the current version works fairly well (I did maybe 5k edits). Of the bugs listed above, problematic seem to be the one with special characters in category view (maybe elsewhere) and the one when moving categories with a sortkey. Maybe these make it stop on some images too. Thus, I hesitate to suggest it to less technically inclined users. Once these work, I could create a page about it here and collect more feeedback. Porting it to Commons would make it easier to follow its edits (maybe through a new usergroup), but I wouldn't be able to help much with the code. Obviously, for extensions that aren't activated, the port is probably the last time someone works on them ;). So, at least for Commons, toolserver is a core part. -- User:Docu at 11:04, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

geograph_org2commons - big images

Please pick up the source code of g3c.php. I believe that this is a plug-in replacement for geograph_org2commons.php. All it needs is:

  • add wf_funs.php to the directory
  • enable two exit() statements.

This version incorporates the following changes:

  • sha1 checking, etc - see above
  • detect when a Geograph image bigger than 640px is available and use it.

We have already had more than one case such as another Santander branch where geograph_org2commons has uploaded the low res version and this has had to be replaced by the high res one. — RHaworth (Talk | contribs) 11:59, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

I'll have a look as soon as I have some time, hopefully on the weekend. --Magnus Manske (talk) 23:42, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
OK, it's done now. Thanks! --Magnus Manske (talk) 12:37, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

files from betawikiversity

Please see [8]: the files from beta wikiversity do not have correct links back to beta user page. Is it possible to implement a fix for the future? What about other files which were already uploaded from beta wikiversity to commons so far? Manual correction needed or could this be please done by the bot. ----Erkan Yilmaz 07:08, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Should be fixed now. My "bot" does not edit existing pages, it just uploads files. Unless you have some bot framework at your quick disposal, manual fixing is probably easier. --Magnus Manske (talk) 10:40, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for your help, ----Erkan Yilmaz 07:36, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

If possible...

Hello Magnus, is it possible to add to Commonshelper the support of Georgian version of template {{Information}}? If it is, then

{{ინფორმაცია  = {{Information
| აღწერა = |description=
| წყარო = |source=
| თარიღი = |date=
| ავტორი = |author=
| უფლება = |permission=

Best regards and thank's. :) --Gaeser (talk) 06:59, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Should work now. --Magnus Manske (talk) 19:57, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

Login deines Bots

Hallo Magnus. Das Login deines Bots muss ev. umprogrammiert werden. Nachfolgend der Output beim Commons-Transfer:

Output of upload bot

We weren't able to login. This could have the following causes:

* The username (File Upload Bot (Magnus Manske)) or password may be incorrect.
  Solution: Edit and change them.
* The Wikimedia Commons software has been upgraded.
  Solution: Go to
  and get a new version of the upload script.
* You are trying to hack this script for other wikis. The wiki you
  are uploading to has cookie check disabled.
  Solution: Try setting $ignore_login_error to 1.

Regardless, we will now try to write the output from the server to 

--Leyo 08:10, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Danke, sollte jetzt wieder laufen...--Magnus Manske (talk) 12:14, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
Das ging ja fix, danke! --Leyo 12:32, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Commons Commander seems to have problems too. -- User:Docu at 12:19, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
    • The error message starts with "Login error:Array ([login] => Array ([result] =>NeedToken [token]=>". -- User:Docu at 07:21, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
Fixed. --Magnus Manske (talk) 22:09, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
Excellent. Works again! Thanks. -- User:Docu at 22:28, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Mazedonische bilder

Hallo M_M. There are three photo albums on Flickr that can be uploaded on Commons. Can you upload that pictures with the help of your bot? The pictures are with Free Licence and it would be nice if they have the Category:Ethnological section (Museum of Macedonia). If it is possible, the bot can add the description: An artefact in the Ethnological section of the Museum of Macedonia, Skopje as well and I will go through them once again. Here are the photostreams: [9], [10] and [11]. Danke im voraus--R ašoAero-stub img.svg 20:12, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Would I be honored by your answer?--R ašoAero-stub img.svg 16:27, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
Hi, I'm doing things as fast as I can, wayyyyy to much stuff on my hands... Short answer: No, my bot can't do that. However, I might be able to write a wrapper around it so that it can. Give me a day or two here ;-) Another thing: If these images all have the same source (as in museum, not Flickr), wouldn't it make more sense to create a template for this, instead of adding a fixed text and category? --Magnus Manske (talk) 19:07, 26 April 2010 (UTC)
My point was the bot to upload all images with the existing description and category, and after that I will add proper description plus additional categories. I have many pictures that are ready for uploading, and with these 250 I will stuck even more. That's why I think uploading by bot is the best solution. Thanks--R ašoAero-stub img.svg 20:40, 26 April 2010 (UTC) P.S. Entschuldige für die Ungeduld
OK, I'm on it here. UPDATE: All done. --Magnus Manske (talk) 21:39, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for the uploading, I appreciate it a lot. Now that I know the uploading tool, it will help me further in my work as Commons user. Greetings --R ašoAero-stub img.svg 19:59, 29 April 2010 (UTC)


Hi! Is it normal for the file upload bot to specify the latest upload date as "first version" and the earliest one as "last version"?[example] Shouldn't it be the other way around? Regards, Jafeluv (talk) 22:03, 21 April 2010 (UTC)

It has been like this for a long time. --Leyo 06:25, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
Should be fixed now. --Magnus Manske (talk) 19:49, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

TUSC verification failed

Hello Magnus, I get a "TUSC verification failed" error when I try to use your Flickr upload tool. My user name is Ganeshk. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks. Ganeshk (talk) 01:37, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Try logging in here and tell me the result, please. --Magnus Manske (talk) 07:54, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
The website takes a long time to process and then gives "This website cannot display the page" message. Ganeshk (talk) 12:16, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
There might have been a problem with the toolserver. I just tried myself it worked fine. Please repeat. --Magnus Manske (talk) 20:33, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
I had to re-register on Commons. It works now. Just uploaded Image:Helix_aspersa_3645301882.jpg. Thanks for your help. Ganeshk (talk) 15:13, 1 May 2010 (UTC)


Hi Magnus,

As an occasional user of the tool, I was wondering if you finally planned on enhancing it/fixing a few bugs. For some filenames it works quite well, but I was going to use it on some files on Category:Images from Brooklyn Museum and it didn't seem to get through. (Maybe it's not the filenames tough).

BTW User:Avron seems to be using it quite frequently. -- User:Docu at 12:22, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Business Week use of your images

An image which you uploaded to Wikimedia Commons of Kansas was recently used by the magazine Bloomberg Businessweek in an article entitled 'Best Places to Raise Your Kids'. The image appeared without attribution and did not mention that it may be reproduced under a Creative Commons license. I thought it would be helpful to notify you of this fact. Contact information for Businessweek is available on its website. . . . . Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talkcontribs) 23:11, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Also, File:Pima County Courthouse.jpg . . . . Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talkcontribs) 23:11, 3 May 2010 (UTC)


Wie finde ich meinen TUSC-Account und -Paßwort heraus?
Danke&Gruß, Ciciban (talk) 15:08, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Hattest du mal einen Account angelegt? --Leyo 16:37, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
Wird schon so sein. Nur habe ich schon damals am Ende des Prozesses nicht verstanden, wo jetzt mein Account/Paßwort sein soll :(
Gruß, Ciciban (talk) 06:44, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
Der Accountname wird wohl „Ciciban“ sein, das Passwort hattest du selbst gewählt. --Leyo 08:56, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Motd RSS

I'm afraid that all the recent updates to MotD broke the Catfood RSS tool. I've left a bug report there giving the new syntax =)

Sorry about that. There wasn't any easy way to retain the old functionality. Hmm. Well, short of a hugely complicated network of thousands of redirects using 2018. Probably easier just to make the minor syntax fix on the RSS =) Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:06, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Should be fixed. --Magnus Manske (talk) 19:54, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! Sorry about that! Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:36, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Hijacked MediaWiki:Main page thumbnail cycler.js

Hope you don't mind, we're making some changes for Maker Faire. Making the presentation a little more faire friendly. On Monday (UTC-08) feel free to rollback any changes I make. Thanks --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 17:22, 22 May 2010 (UTC)

File:Seguin in the Baldwin.jpg

File:Seguin in the Baldwin.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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Joanjoc tools

I was using sometime his/her tool Suggest articles from interwikis, but now unfortunately toolserver account is inactive. I noticed your message about copy that tool to your account, but unfortunately it does not work for me. Is there possibility to make it work? --Jklamo (talk) 17:26, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

Gimme a day or two...--Magnus Manske (talk) 19:53, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
Should work now. --Magnus Manske (talk) 11:46, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
Thx, it works. But i have bit problems with big wikis (en, de for example), for those script works too long and did not produce results/browser will not show them. I guess there may be some problem with too long session on server or browser side. Maybe ability to limit number of results by user (to less than 500) may help (or not). --Jklamo (talk) 21:39, 7 June 2010 (UTC)


File:Carold.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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File:Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' (Geraniaceae) plant.jpg & File:Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' (Geraniaceae) flower.jpg

Dear Magnus,

I am currently putting some order in Commons' category Geranium.

I have a problem with your two pictures Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' (Geraniaceae) plant and Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' (Geraniaceae) flower. The flowers you are seeing on these pictures are not of Geranium ×cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' but of Anemone blanda, which is growing among the leaves of the not yet flowering Geranium.

I think you should revise the description of these pictures accordingly.

Botanically yours, --Réginald (To reply) 20:01, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

Restricting the use of the bot

Hi, is there a way to prevent a given user from using the file upload bot, say if he keeps moving unfree content to Commons? Regards, --Eusebius (talk) 09:33, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Blocking the user should prevent him from using it. --Magnus Manske (talk) 16:05, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
I hope so, but in some cases it might be a bit harsh. OK anyway. Additional question, is there a way to track the pictures recently uploaded by a given user (through the bot)? Might be useful when it's not clear whether a block is needed or not. Thanks in advance, --Eusebius (talk) 16:14, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

CommonsHelper: Replacement of "Image:" with "File:"

Sorry, I had a look but can't figure out how to use the JIRA system. Can I suggest that when the tool applies the {{NowCommons}} template to images after they have been transferred to the Commons, it uses the prefix "File:" instead of "Image:"? — Cheers, JackLee talk 09:08, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Should be fixed now. --Magnus Manske (talk) 11:36, 6 June 2010 (UTC)
Thanks! — Cheers, JackLee talk 15:09, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Duplicate uploaded from Flickr


I saw that a user has just uploaded a duplicate from Flickr at File:Lift Off- Best Viewed Large.jpg by using your bot. Doesn't your bot check (and refuses to upload) duplicates as Bryan's Flickr upload tool is doing ? Teofilo (talk) 09:02, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

It checks by external URL on the description page. Maybe the URL was different, or there was none on the description page. SHA1 checking would be more complicated, and IMHO not worth the effort (identical duplicates are routinely removed from Commons, no matter the source). --Magnus Manske (talk) 22:02, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
It was duplicating File:Louise Docker - Lift Off- Best Viewed Large (by).jpg, I think. Teofilo (talk) 19:24, 11 June 2010 (UTC)


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Hello, Magnus Manske!
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.

Missvain (talk) 05:46, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

foto - Lykurgus

Hello Magnus,

I visited the article about Lykurgus of Sparta an I missed some more information about the source of the foto / picture of Lykurgus, which you uploaded once. Could you help me and tell me please which book or other source the foto was taken from exactly.

Thanks an Bye! Jens

Hi Jens, it would be helpful to include a link to the image in question, so I know which one you're talking about. If the image was transferred with my upload bot, then most likely I don't have anything to do with it; please check the image description for the original uploader (try the line named "author"). --Magnus Manske (talk) 13:32, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

Hello Magnus,

thanks for your response. I'm sorry, I'm afraid my acknowledges on Wikipedia are too small, but I'm trying... This is the Link to the foto: Maybe the author is "Larsinio", but I'm not sure. His page is deleted.

Thanks for your help und Bye! Jens

You are correct, the original uploader was Larsinio on en.wikipedia, whose user page was deleted, apparently at his own request. The Wayback Machine has a copy, though. Maybe you can track him down. Good luck! --Magnus Manske (talk) 19:09, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

CC and charsets

Hi Magnus, I tried to figure out how to fix the charset problem in the php code, but it isn't really my type of thing. Maybe it helps if I just list where it works correctly and where it doesn't. As test string I used "Antoni Gaudí" (e.g. Category:Antoni Gaudí).

  • Category view:
    • Show category with "Antoni Gaudí" displays "Antoni Gaud�"
    • Show category with "Modernisme architects from Catalonia" displays the subcategory correctly, but clicking on it doesn't work
    • It's possibly to add the category "Antoni Gaudí" to files in other categories, e.g. here.
  • File search view
    • "Search files" with Antoni Gaudí works.
    • "Search files" with incategory:"Antoni Gaudí" works.
  • Category search
    • "Search categories" with "Antoni Gaudí" works, but clicking on categories doesn't.

It could be that the display part and the api part work, but the SQL one doesn't. Hope this helps. -- User:Docu at 17:41, 17 June 2010 (UTC), updated 06:09, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Good news: When calling category display through the url, "Antoni Gaudí" gets converted to "Antoni Gaudí" and displays the category. -- User:Docu at 08:29, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
As that workaround solves part of the issue, I started a documentation page at Commons:Tools/cc and made a request to add a gadget at MediaWiki_talk:Gadgets-definition#CC. BTW, for screenshots, what license must I use? -- User:Docu at 09:11, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

British Museum

Hi Magnus, nice to have met the man who makes the tools at the British Museum. Cheers. The follow up day on the Hoxne Hoard went well yesterday. I think an FA will emerge. What I think I have is an offer of hundreds - possibly a lot more - images from an employee/ Flickr user of pictures relevant to the BM. (This is not "a steal"). The BM allowed us to take approved pictures in the backrooms this time! So a) is there a way to get 100s of images moved from Flickr. Oh and I'm having a license issue reported from your Flickr2Commons tool but the picture is only "attribution only" - any ideas? Victuallers (talk) 09:36, 26 June 2010 (UTC) this flickr pic - solved (you?) the transfer of that pic problem Victuallers (talk) 10:49, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Glad that it worked, I don't think I solved it though - cc-by should have worked for many month now... As for the mass transfer - If it is the entire photostream of the user, you can try my other tool. Right now, I can't specify a subset, so it would transfer all valid-licensed ones; but if you can give me a tag/set/etc. to filter by, I could code something... --Magnus Manske (talk) 11:00, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Magnus, I suspect this will be all from that stream, bar those with the wrong license. I'll look and see what can be done. Back soon! Victuallers (talk) 11:08, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

I'm testing myself, but there seems to be a problem with the API. Trying to fix it now. --Magnus Manske (talk) 11:12, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
I added an option to use the user name instead of the stream URL. Using "portableantiquities" will work. --Magnus Manske (talk) 11:41, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for asking Magnus. I was away for the weekend. I left some messages for the owners on Flickr to see if we could get some cataloguing information that might tell us more about the pictures and make sure they we well categorised. However, no reply. I'm thinking of having a go tomorrow. Do I need to register with the "mass transfer people" or just DO it?

I'm guessing you may be able to help me delete the lot if it turns out badly :-) Victuallers (talk) 14:18, 4 July 2010 (UTC)

I don't have a "deleteobot" (yet!), but since the images are already (a) on a non-BM site, and (b) marked CC, I doubt we"ll cause much harm. Did you ask Liam for his opinion? --Magnus Manske (talk) 17:05, 4 July 2010 (UTC)
Liam was aware. I'm sure there are no license issues. This was discussed openly at the BM. My only concern was making a mistake and realising it could be done better. 17:14, 4 July 2010 (UTC)
Then it's "only" to think about a good description to add to all these files automatically (if any), good templates and categories. Maybe a special "BM coin collection" template, if only to keep it flexible and trackable after the deed? --Magnus Manske (talk) 17:36, 4 July 2010 (UTC)

Hi Magnus, I had a go and kept it going for the first 930 goes. There are 3,000 pics approx at Portableantiquities.

  1. All of these are loaded under my TUSC account - how can I see which one loaded successfully?
  2. Is there a way that I can load just some.... rather than all?
  3. I stopped it prematurely .... can I restart?

I had a lot of pictures that gave the message

Catchable fatal error: Object of class FlinfoRaw could not be converted to string in /home/www/kunden/ on line 128

Cheers Roger aka Victuallers (talk) 21:56, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Point 1 and 3 complement each other - the tool shouldn't upload a file twice, so just restart and see. If nothing gets uploaded, it's all done :-) As for uploading some, just let it run for a while, then stop it. I'll add an option later. The error message is from someone elses tool ( I juse to generate wiki descriptions of flickr images. I've now prevented these buggy descriptions from being uploaded. --Magnus Manske (talk) 06:38, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
I have added a "maximum transfer" option, and a keyword filter matrix. Also, there's a simulation option that will run everything as usual except the actual file transfer - you can see what WOULD happen with certain settings. If you're bored, this shows a list of putatively damaged image transfers due to the flinfo bug (though I have fixed many of them manually) - find them on Flickr and put the URL in here, then copy the correct wikitext over. --Magnus Manske (talk) 22:55, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
Well done. Seems to be a bug though as it does not add the categories that you allow users to specify. The simulation mode is excellent! Could you help? Victuallers (talk) 22:30, 8 July 2010 (UTC)
Should work now. --Magnus Manske (talk) 20:55, 9 July 2010 (UTC)


Hi Magnus, ich schreib dir mal hier um dich auf eine Frage aufmerksam zu machen. Mal ein Beispiel mit willkürlich gewählten Dateien: File:Westerplatte-Denkmal Danzig 2010.jpg (Category:Westerplatte Monument; 1 Bearbeitung) und File:Chiesa Madre di Poggiardo.jpg (Category:Poggiardo; 0 Bearbeitungen) wurden gerade auf Commons hochgeladen. Folgendes ist leider festzustellen:

Die Problemstellung also: Neue Uploads, die in die zu beobachtenden Kategorien kategorisiert sind und nach dem Upload nicht weiter bearbeitet werden sind mit den herkömmlichen Tools nicht erfasst. Mitarbeitern, die Aktiv den Inhalt einer Kategorie beobachten möchten (Einbindung in Projekte, übersetzen, Geodaten ergänzen, verbessern, etc.) fehlt eine einfach Möglichkeit, neue Dateien zu finden. Oder übersehe ich eine Lösung? Kannst du weiterhelfen? Vielen Dank und weiterhin schönes Wochenende. --Martin H. (talk) 16:45, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

Hmm, bei meinem CatScan wird das Hochlade-Datum als Änderung gewertet: [12]. Falls Du eine spezialisierte Oberfläche brauchst, kann mein CatScan auch z.B. als XML oder JSON abgefragt werden. Hilft das? --Magnus Manske (talk) 20:21, 27 June 2010 (UTC)
Oh, klar, hab die Anleitung nicht richtig gelesen, die Auflistung erfolgt in Zeilen, nicht durch Pipes getrenn und für Auflistung muss natürlich auch der Richtige Haken "oder" gesetzt sein. Dann bekomme ich tatsächlich eine Liste, die auch die Uploads enthält. Nurnoch zwei Sachen: ist Sortierbarkeit nach Uploaddatum, nicht nach letzter Änderung, in der HTML-Ansicht möglich? Kann die URL-Ausgabe auf eckige Klammern verzichten :P ? --Martin H. (talk) 22:58, 27 June 2010 (UTC)
Sortierungs-Option ist drin. Mit "URL-Ausgabe" meinst Du vermutlich den Link zum ausgefüllten Formular? Wenn Du mit Rechtsklick auf den Link die URL kopierts, ist sie Wikipedia-freundlich; wenn Du sie aus der Browser-URL-Zeile kopierst, nicht. --Magnus Manske (talk) 06:53, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
Großartig, danke für die Sortierfunktion, danke auch für den Tip. --Martin H. (talk) 15:36, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Ich hab doch nochmal eine Frage. Ich habe jetzt etwas rumexperimentiert. Irgendwie funktioniert das Tool nicht so recht (oder diese Funktionsweise ist gewollt). Schau mal die Änderungen in Category:Altenburg - zufälliges Beispiel - seit 20100621, Tiefe 6, ohne Bots. Das Tool listet nicht die Änderungen auf sondern(???) die Änderungen an verlinkten Seiten, hauptsächlich Vorlagen. Z.B. File:Fotothek df roe-neg 0006347 002 Wappen.jpg wird gelistet, Änderung am 20100628212302 - nö, nix geändert, wahrscheinlich wurde zu dem Zeitpunkt die Änderung an einer verlinkten Vorlage vom Server realisiert? --Martin H. (talk) 21:31, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Ich kann mich nur auf die Datumsangabe des Toolservers verlassen. Ich guck's mir nochmal an, aber viel Hoffnung hab' ich nicht. Seltsam ist das schon... --Magnus Manske (talk) 17:21, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
Hah! Erledigt! Quickest - Hack - Ever :-) --Magnus Manske (talk) 17:32, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
Super! Danke für die schnelle Lösung und für deine Bemühungen! --Martin H. (talk) 02:04, 30 June 2010 (UTC)