User talk:Majora

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Thank You Note[edit]

Dear Majora,

I don't know where you are based in but thank you for your help in reviewing my images. Best Regards from Metro Vancouver, Canada, --Leoboudv (talk) 06:58, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

Oh no problem, Leoboudv. I set up a feed so I can see the most recent license review requested images so I can, at the very least, keep the category stable. I do those quickly and then return to working on the older files. I just happened to be sitting at my computer when you uploaded yours last night. I'm from the US by the way. --Majora (talk) 18:14, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank You. I will be uploading only a few images after this Sunday but thanks for your help. Best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 18:30, 27 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Thanks for your help in the review. I decided to upload 3 final images today. Best, --Leoboudv (talk) 23:59, 27 May 2018 (UTC)

3 images[edit]

Dear Majora,

I am retiring from M. Observer after these 3 images. If you could review them, I would be grateful

The species names are their current accepted names. Best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 22:45, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

  • I think I'll ask if Christian Ferrer can mark these 3 final images. Thank You Majora. I assume you are busy. Best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 05:20, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
    I'm sorry, Leoboudv. I was away from my computer for a few days so I didn't see this request until just now. I see that Christian Ferrer did review the images for you. If you need anything else please let me know. --Majora (talk) 19:23, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Its OK. Thank You. Everyone has to live and work a life...outside wikipedia/wikicommons. Best, --Leoboudv (talk) 19:24, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

8 images[edit]

Dear Majora,

If you could, please review these images my final image upload from M. Observer since you were away earlier.

Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 05:17, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

✓  Done --Majora (talk) 20:29, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Thank You for all your help here Majora. Kind Regards from Canada, --Leoboudv (talk) 00:53, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

A weird problem using VFC for license reviews[edit]

Hello, I’ve been noticing something doing license reviews and I don’t know what it is. I thought I would bring it to your attention in the hope you have some idea. For the past week or so I have been doing license reviews with VFC for files in Category:Flickr public domain images needing human review. For the first several days everything worked just as it should and I had the time to get through a couple thousand US-PD files. The categories always updated to the correct number of files in that category immediately after each batch processed was finished.

Now here is the issue; now say I search a category such as, Special:Search/incategory:"Images by the Embassy of the United States in Kiev" AND incategory:"Flickr public domain images needing human review". Then use VFC to confirm some of the licenses. When I’m done if I open the files it shows the license being confirmed by me, but the number of files in the category do not change for hours. Truly hours then it will update to the correct number of files in that category that I have not looked at and do not have their license confirmed.

This was not an issue several days ago and I don’t know why it is happening. I’m really baffled. I don’t want to bring up a ticket on Phabricator (I never have before) since I’m not entirely sure I’ve described it correctly but I’ve tried to do the best I could here.

Simply do you have any idea why this is happening, have you ever heard of this before, and what could be done about it? Thank you and all the best, -- Sixflashphoto (talk) 19:32, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

@Sixflashphoto: I'm pretty sure this is a known bug with "large" categories. There is a caching issue with them that can't be solved via purging or even though null edits. I believe it also has something to do with the replication lag between the various servers that the WMF runs which is why it will eventually update but not for some time. I can try to search for threads regarding it at the various pumps or on Phabricator but I'm pretty sure it is a known problem. --Majora (talk) 19:45, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
Well at least it isn't just me. I'll say it really slows me down. I was able to get to much more a few days ago. Now it I have to wait for the categories to update. If there was a way to fix it I would be all for it, but replication lag does sound very plausible. I appreciate the quick response and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day, -- Sixflashphoto (talk) 19:51, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
Unfortunately, Sixflashphoto, I don't think there is anyway to fix it. I found an ancient open phab ticket from 2008 that details the problem. It can be found here: phab:T18036. A decade of talk really hasn't come up with a solution so I doubt it is going to be fixed anytime soon. --Majora (talk) 20:32, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Ashley Scott new.jpg[edit]

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Rapsar (talk) 04:18, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

Two-factor authentication[edit]

You mentioned that non-admins can request this. Can you point me to where or who I can request it from. Thanks. -- Colin (talk) 09:33, 11 June 2018 (UTC)

@Colin: You would request it at meta. Specifically: m:Steward requests/Global permissions#Requests for other global permissions. --Majora (talk) 22:28, 11 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. I've applied. -- Colin (talk) 07:35, 12 June 2018 (UTC)


Hi Majora, thanks for taking care of scripts by Rillke. I extensively use the upload script for my files. Please let me know when you port it. Thanks! Jee 04:26, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Were you looking for any additional functionality on that script, Jkadavoor? There really isn't a point in me porting something over to keep it the same thing. Especially considering it would leave a lot of people who don't know about the fork in the dark to any added functionality. I only did it for the license reviewer script since there was actual functionality that was missing that could be added right now. --Majora (talk) 04:34, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
I had used it for uploading big files processed from RAW through a slow and frequently interrupting connection. It worked fine for me. Last week I tried to upload a file using it; but it failed to complete the process after the upload is 100% finished. But it worked yesterday. Don't know whether it has any bugs now. Will let you know if faced further issues. Jee 04:40, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
Could have just been a temporary bug or something got hung up somewhere along the line. Keep me updated and if there are any specific error messages please let me know. If you click on F12 (on most internet browsers) a window will come up on the bottom. From there you would click on a tab called "console". That is the active readout of .js scripts and if there are any error messages they would appear there. --Majora (talk) 04:46, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Will update. Jee 05:02, 19 June 2018 (UTC)


Hi, Thanks for looking into this. I tried to review a file, but it creates a new confirmed tag: File:3D Tactical Control Radar at rehearsal of Republic Day Parade 2015.jpg. Regards, Yann (talk) 10:36, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

@Yann: It doesn't look like you updated your commons.js settings. I can't edit Rillke's .js files so I had to port it over to my own userspace. You will have to change the mw.loader.load('/w/index.php?title=User:Rillke/LicenseReview.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript'); line to be my name instead. After you do that, purge your cache and then try a new one. It should work after you do that. --Majora (talk) 20:30, 19 June 2018 (UTC)