User talk:Magog the Ogre

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Cleanup Tool[edit]

Hi Magog, in your Cleanup Tool, the uploader option doesn't seem to work. Can you have a look when you get some free time? --Sreejith K (talk) 15:48, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

@Sreejithk2000: which browser are you using? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:33, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
I tried using Firefox 45 and Chrome 50. In both browsers, I get the error message "Error! Unable to complete the process. :(". I was trying to cleanup my uploads. --Sreejith K (talk) 13:50, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
@Sreejithk2000: ✓ Fixed I finally figured this one out. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:12, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
Great. I tested it now and it works fine. Thanks for checking. --Sreejith K (talk) 21:56, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Your copyright notice[edit]

Hi, Magog - actually File:Xiao Long Bao dumplings Small.jpg is properly noted that it was derived from another file on Commons under a CC-BY-SA 2.0 license. What is it exactly that you need me to do? Atsme 📞 04:51, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

@Atsme: I wasn't sure if you had touched it up at all, but upon closure inspection, it looks like you just downsized it, so I've deleted it as a duplicate. The bot should replace it at the correct resolution within a few minutes. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 04:58, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
Please ignore all that. I see you touched it up. Could you please add a license indicating your copyright of the derivative work? The same as the original license should do. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 05:00, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
See this diff [1] as it is what I had on it before the first delete warning. Surely there must be an easier way to make a derivative work of a CC-BY-SA 2.0 without having to jump through hoops. That's what I get for taking a bite out of those dumplings. Atsme 📞 05:06, 9 June 2016 (UTC)
@Atsme: usually you just add the same license back to the page. I don't think that's too difficult, honestly. We used to have a tool that automated even that but it is gone. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:55, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
Ok, I agree with you that it should not be too difficult but please look at my original upload here. I did add the license and what I thought was the proper info in the description box from the very beginning, but then FlickreviewR 2 tagged it as an undeterminable license. Perhaps I added too much information for the license? Thanks in advance. Atsme 📞 03:04, 11 June 2016 (UTC)
@Atsme: Flickrreview bot will get confused if the image isn't a bit-for-bit copy of one of the sizes already on Flickr. You can leave that out or wait for an image reviewer to come along and update. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:33, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

Mokau bridge[edit]

You say, "If you did not create the file yourself or if it is a derivative of another work that is possibly subject to copyright protection, then you must specify where you found it (e.g. usually a link to the web page where you got it), you must provide proof that it has a license that is acceptable for Commons (e.g. usually a link to the terms of use for content from that page), and you must add an appropriate license tag. If you did not create the file yourself and the specific source and license information is not available on the web, you must obtain permission through the OTRS system and follow the procedure described there."

However, I've stated the source and that the source says, "No known copyright". So why ask for information which I've already given?Johnragla (talk) 05:12, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

@Johnragla: As stated on the message, each image must have an appropriate copyright tag. A textual description is not enough. I added one this time.[2] Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:01, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Purge Plakat RUS.jpg[edit]

Hi, being part of the Russian team of Universal Pictures we’ve created the "The Purge: Election year" movie page in Russian and added the official international localized key art to illustrate it, however, it was removed from the page. Could you please put it back, as this is the official localized poster. Thank you advance, Maria. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 07:35, June 9, 2016‎ (UTC)

Hi, Maria. Could you or whoever represents Universal Pictures in an official capacity please following the instructions at this page: Commons:Email templates(en) / Commons:OTRS/ru(ru)? If none of those licenses is acceptable, you can upload the posters to Russian Wikipedia as fair use, which places more restrictions on them (ru:Википедия:Критерии добросовестного использования). Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:09, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

File:জবা ফুল হলুদ.jpg[edit]

জবা ফুল হলুদ.jpg please delete, Kayser Ahmad (talk) 14:12, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

@Kayser Ahmad: we don't like to delete redirects that have been up for more than a day or so because they could be used on wikiprojects, even projects not hosted by Wikimedia. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:12, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

No source[edit]

Sir, can you have a look at this. Thanks--TripWire (talk) 18:25, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

@TripWire: if there is an edit dispute about a speedy deletion claim, usually the best course of action is to just nominate it for deletion and to have a discussion. You can still do that now. It looks like this devolved into edit warring which is unhelpful. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:15, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

Michel Pratt conférencier[edit]

Link requiered Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by South Shore (talk • contribs) 18:24, June 11, 2016‎ (UTC)

@South Shore: I cannot see that link directly. I can see, but I don't see any mention of a license. If you'd prefer, I can get a user who speaks French to help. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 18:32, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

Sorry over the pictures, at The top, not under. — Preceding unsigned comment added by South Shore (talk • contribs) 18:55, June 11, 2016‎ (UTC)

@South Shore: Ah, there it is. We're almost there. Could you by chance to get the website owner to alter the wording to explicitly choose a license, or to add some wording to the effect that any images uploaded by you personally are free under that license? Our most popular one is cc-by-sa-4.0 (see add instructions). Thanks and apologies for the hassle. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 19:07, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

I think it' sur done like you have asked. We appreciate your collaboration. Thank you.

OTRS received. Thank you Magog :) kvardek du (la plej bela nombro) 21:14, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

N/A authors[edit]

Hello Magog. I noticed you recently had OgreBot 2 change "N/A" to "{{unknown|author}}" in author fields. I'm not sure that this is such a great idea, because the term "N/A" is ambiguous. Sometimes "N/A" means "not available" (in which case it's probably safe to assume that the author really is unknown) but sometimes it means "not applicable", meaning that there is no meaningful sense in which the resource can be attributed to a particular author. That is, for the second case, the author is not unknown; rather, it is known that there is no author. Since there is no way for a bot to distinguish between the two senses of "N/A", I don't think it should be changing these authorship tags. Would you consider reverting the changes it recently made? —Psychonaut (talk) 11:07, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

@Psychonaut: could you please bring up your concerns at User talk:Magog the Ogre/cleanup.js#n/a and Leyo? Thanks. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 14:56, 13 June 2016 (UTC)
OK, done. —Psychonaut (talk) 15:03, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

Map Data[edit]


I am looking for the data you used to create the Sports Authority and Dick's Sporting goods Location maps. I would really appreciate it if you can provide this data or point me in the direction where I can find it.

Thanks —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19:03, June 13, 2016‎ (UTC)

It involves some website scraping. In the case of Dick's, IIRC they used a third party which had a public API exposed. I don't have that data off hand but I can get that data for you. What sort of timeframe do you need it under? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:22, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
Hi Magog, Thanks for the reply. I don't want to burden you with this. If it is quick and easy for you to obtain then I would greatly appreciate the help but honestly if this takes you more than a few minutes then don't bother.
Some retailers, such as Hibbett Sports, freely provide this information in excel on their websites. In the case of Dick's, I've actually attempted to contact the company's Investor Relations but their reply was: "Please refer to our store locator tool to identify our current locations." Thanks —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:15, June 16, 2016‎ (UTC)
Are you sure? Also, in a crunch I've found third party sites are pretty accurate and easy to scrape. Like Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:43, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

Soft rangeblock?[edit]

Hi Magog. Over the past couple weeks I've seen numerous vandal/disruptive DRs of sex-related material coming from ([3], [4] for example). Can you see if a 1 month soft rangeblock would be safe for this range and put that block in place if so? Thanks for your time. INeverCry 03:52, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

@INeverCry: I did a 15 day block. There were definitely good edits coming from logged in users while almost all of the edits from logged out users were junk. Here's hoping that it's just a low energy vandal or vandals that won't bother with registering. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:29, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks old friend. Someone with some repressed sexual issues no doubt. They usually lose interest if they really have to put some work into it. I patrol new IP edits daily, so I'll let you know if I see anything further. INeverCry 01:37, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

New socks of User:Milanopablojavier24[edit]

I'm sure CU will probably find a few more. INeverCry 23:32, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

@INeverCry: OK. First off, may I recommend {{Noping}}? Second, I deleted all the images except Special:Contributions/Milano.pablojavierg70, because they are probably not a copyright violation, and also for the lulz. Third, it looks like User:Elcobbola is on the case of the socks already. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:42, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
Looks like we hit on this at the same time. Also found and blocked Pablojg70 and Pablo4612, FYI. Эlcobbola talk 00:49, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks guys. I'll be sure to use {{Noping}} in future. If either of you are interested, I'd bet money that Catuccij1 is a sock of Albianmoonlight, with this signature "distressed man on a beach" upload. Crickets? Face-wink.svg INeverCry 01:17, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
@INeverCry: can you give more information on that? I have no prior experience with Albianmoonlight. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:21, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
He did uploads like this where he's hiding his face in his hands, or he did pics where he was standing naked on a beach with his back to the camera (we called him the "beach bum"). He would then put the images in articles and various pages on other wikis. I don't want you to waste your time, but you'd find several versions of the above "distressed man" image in the deleted uploads of AM's various socks (the guy in the pic is Albianmoonlight himself). I'm OCD, so I tend to mentally catalogue these old sock masters. His name is David Horvitz: Commons:Requests for checkuser/Case/Albianmoonlight. He's an occasional nuisance, but nothing to worry about too much anymore. I may have left some old info on him at Here's the first mass DR: Commons:Deletion requests/Files by User:Albianmoonlight, and there's about 80 others: [5]. @Ellin Beltz: might recognize File:20160416- DSC5229.jpg. INeverCry 05:02, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
See [6]. Catuccij1 is blocked as sock/meat of David Horwitz. --Denniss (talk) 08:29, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Denniss. That acct's now blocked here. We'll see about the other one found at, Specialtoyoutoyou, who I've mentioned to Elcobbola. I'll have a look for any others. INeverCry 17:42, 20 June 2016 (UTC)


It looks as though the local version of {{Oldffdfull}} is now broken since "files for deletion" was changed to "files for discussion" - for instance, see File talk:Azerbaijan Army 6.jpg. Do you have any ideas for fixing this for new discussions without breaking old ones? Kelly (talk) 08:33, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

@Kelly: yeah but it will be a pain. Feel free to ask around at VPT if you don't want to wait for me. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:53, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
Oh, there's no rush, obviously. I was thinking maybe it could somehow use the date in the template (I don't remember exactly what date it changed from "deletion" to "discussion"). But I'm afraid my template-coding knowledge is basically nil. Kelly (talk) 04:11, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

Uploading old version - reverting to new[edit]

Could you revert to the new version without English language "Samar Sea" at 14:14, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

@TheCoffee: do you have any issues with this? I'd rather get your approval before tinkering with a map that's been stable on English Wikipedia for 10 years. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 20:20, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
@IP: If he has an issue, we can easily fork the old version and you can replace it on the wiki(s) of your choice. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 20:21, 23 June 2016 (UTC)