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Undelete request for File:Palazzo comunale di Villarosa, costruito nel ’50, a fianco la Chiesa dell’Immacolata Concezione.jpg[edit]

Hi, the source Flickr file was initially licensed for non-commercial work, but the user has been on Commons and asked that their deleted files be restored. I don’t have the source URL for this particular file but I can confirm that the license for other files from this user have been updated. Thank you. Ytoyoda (talk) 00:50, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

@Ytoyoda: That particular file is licenced under CC BY-NC 2.0 so we're unable to host it on Commons at the moment. The "credit given to me" part, I believe, refers to the -BY (attribution) aspect of the license, however the -NC aspect precludes any commercial use, therefore making it incompatible with our requirements here on Commons. odder (talk) 13:18, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for checking, I'll let the user know that it can't be -NC or -ND. Ytoyoda (talk) 13:22, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

MOTD Notification[edit]

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Can you please make a logo for the Ladin Wikipedia? It's in the incubator: incubator:wp/lld. The text is "Wikipedia, l’enziclopedia lëdia". I confirmed it with a dictionary.

Thanks! Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 07:24, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

Hi @Amir, long time no see! The logo is now available at File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-lld.svg—I hope you like it! As always, should the Ladin Wikipedia progress out of the Incubator, let me know and I'll create raster (PNG) logos for use in the top-left corner of the page. Thanks, odder (talk) 12:55, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! There has been a bit of discussion about going out of Incubator in the Language committee mailing list, so this may happen in the foreseeable future (although it's not 100% certain yet). Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 13:07, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
Now that I look at it more closely, it should use the elegant quote: L’enziclopedia and not L'enziclopedia. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 13:13, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
@Amir: Now fixed, thanks for noticing. odder (talk) 13:45, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

File:Standard time zones of the world.png needs to be updated and corrected.[edit]


File:Standard time zones of the world.png needs to be updated and corrected.

Yukon switched from UTC -8 to UTC -7 when it abolished daylight saving in 2019, and needs to be colored in dark green.

Cyprus (including the breakaway Northern Cyprus which reverted from UTC +3 ("Turkey Time") to UTC +2, after ditching the one year long daylight saving experiment) is in UTC +2 and needs to be colored in brown.

Crimea which was annexed by Russia and the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in Georgia are in UTC +4 ("Moscow Time"), need to be colored in light green. There should be no black country borders for these places, only the thin red time zone borders.

These are the only changes in time zones which occurred since 2016 (except for Crimea where the time zone change already occurred in 2014 and in the breakaway regions in Georgia before that).

Yours sincerely, 07:21, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

Note: You can use the extensive website for verification. 09:04, 26 June 2020 (UTC)
Hi @, unfortunately I haven't got enough skills (or time) to update the map, however I have copied your request across to the map workshop so hopefully someone can attend to it sooner and better than I ever could. Thanks, odder (talk) 11:21, 5 July 2020 (UTC)


Hi, Could you please Restrict public visibility (Revision deletion) of User:Razaviraz edits in here. kind regardsDéjà vu 00:29, 19 July 2020 (UTC)

@DejaVu: I've now had a look—apologies for the delay—and to me, those two edits don't qualify for revision deletion, I'd simply consider them regular vandalism and I can see @Taivo already blocked the account on 1 July. Thanks for letting me know about this, however, and happy editing! odder (talk) 08:29, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

Hi. May you restore the account creator right? I don't want to get hit with a ratelimit while moving files simultaneously. 1989 (talk) 02:25, 23 August 2020 (UTC)

@1989: Please could you request this at the bureaucrats' noticeboard; thanks. odder (talk) 11:44, 23 August 2020 (UTC)
✓ Done Could you please answer it? It's been two days. 1989 (talk) 16:47, 25 August 2020 (UTC)
@1989: This has now been done by @Krd before I could get to it; sorry! odder (talk) 09:49, 27 August 2020 (UTC)

Infinite IP blocks?[edit]

Hi. Noticed that you have some infinite IP blocks. Was this purposeful or just artefact of actions?  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:00, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

@billinghurst: I can't recall this block at all at the moment, so it was most likely result of something else. I've unblocked the IP address now, thanks for keeping track of this. odder (talk) 21:00, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. You only had one, I had close to half a dozen. :-/  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:25, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Logo of Helvetic Airways[edit]

Dear Odder

Please consider that Helvetic Airways has a new logo: Please use red colour in .eps or .png Format.

Thanks a lot and best regards

Helvetic Airways Media Relations

The new logos has since been uploaded at File:Helvetic Logo 2019 red.svg and is currently used in the English Wikipedia article on Helvetic Airways, among others. odder (talk) 09:18, 25 August 2020 (UTC)


Hi Odder I was wondering if you would consider undeleting the Category:Wandering Thank you for your time. Lotje (talk) 14:32, 5 September 2020 (UTC)

Hi @Lotje, this category used to be a redirect to the category Category:Wanderers. Would that one be better for your use? I don't mind undeleting the category, but if you're planning to use it for something else, then please do feel free and re-create it. Thank you, odder (talk) 18:16, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for looking into this, no need to undelete that category now. Face-smile.svg Lotje (talk) 05:21, 6 September 2020 (UTC)

Update MediaWiki:Cirrussearch-boost-templates[edit]

Hi Odder,

While working on improving search results, I noticed that the existing templates-based boost scores seem a little odd nowadays. AIUI, the current scores don't seem to match usage patterns across Commons:

Template # files
Template:Assessments/commons/featured 14k
Template:Picture_of_the_day 7k
Template:Valued_image 35k
Template:Assessments 27k
Template:Quality_image 250k

E.g. files with Template:Assessments/commons/featured are currently configured to boost 250%, while Template:Picture_of_the_day is at 150%, In total, there are around 7k POTD and 14K featured files (and I believe being a featured images is even a prerequisite to being POTD.)

Based on how commonly used these templates are, I would like to propose to change the current configuration for MediaWiki:Cirrussearch-boost-templates to:


You last updated them back in 2014 and noone who currently works on this was around back then, so you might know more about their history and policy (if there even is one?) around changing them.

How should we go about making this happen? Based on the revision history, I suspect these numbers were selected by staff based on whatever data or gut feeling made sense at that time (which no longer matches current findings.) Am I right, or did the numbers come about via another process?

Can you make those changes? Should staff update the page? Can staff update the page going forward if we want to iterate on these numbers later on, as we monitor the impact of the changes?

Thanks! Mmullie (WMF) (talk) 08:49, 6 October 2020 (UTC)

@Mmullie (WMF): I don't believe there ever was a policy on changing boost scores for CirrusSearch. 2014 was in a completely different era, so I think it more likely the numbers were based on a gut feeling from whoever suggested them. I can make the changes you proposed, but I also feel it should be fine for Foundation staff to update the page, in consultation with the community, particularly as you are the ones monitoring their impact. Let me know if you want to make the edits or if you prefer I did them for the time being. Thanks, odder (talk) 12:39, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
@Odder: Ok cool - I'm happy to make the changes myself and continue to monitor them over the next couple of weeks. I just wanted to make sure there is no history or process behind the existing configuration that I didn't know about :) Mmullie (WMF) (talk) 07:05, 8 October 2020 (UTC)


Hi my friend, this logo can be, but text is wrong. Can you change "wikiqısebend" and "friddja sàtnegirji change to qısebendo xoser"? thanks, my best regards Xorasan (talk) 15:33, 8 October 2020 (UTC)

Hi @Xorasan, please open a new bug/feature request on Phabricator and I'm sure someone will be able to assist you — I have other priorities at the minute and will not be able to attend to this task; sorry. odder (talk) 16:53, 8 October 2020 (UTC)

Saraiki Wikipedia[edit]


I haven't asked you about logos for a while :)

The Saraiki Wikipedia was approved by the language committee. The current logo at File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-skr.svg is broken: it just says "encyclopedia" and not "Free encyclopedia". The full string is supposed to be آزاد بھوم ڳوجھی

. In addition, the rendering is incorrect: The first letter in the second word, ڳ (Gueh), is not connected to the next letter. The font that was used in the logo probably doesn't support it. It's a relatively rare letter, used only in a few languages, so it's no very surprising (although still quite sad).

At this link you can see several freely-licensed fonts that appear to support it well. The one that looks best to me is Lateef, which was specifically made for Sindhi and other languages of South Asia. Saraiki is geographically and culturally close to Sindhi, so it makes sense to me to use it.

Can you do it? :) --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 12:25, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

@Amir E. Aharoni: I can certainly try :-) I've uploaded a new version of File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-skr.svg using the Lateef font, but as far as I can see, the Gueh still isn't connected to the next letter (looking right-to-left)? Should I fix this manually? Also the subline font size is smaller than in the previous version, but this can be easily changed. I hope you're doing well, odder (talk) 15:56, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
Ouch, looks like none of them are connected. That's weird. Are you sure that Arabic support is enabled in your graphics software? I know that some graphics tools still don't support it perfectly well, even in 2020 (it's definitely true about some Adobe products, and maybe about some others). --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 20:06, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
@Amir E. Aharoni, @odder. Kindly use noto nastaliq urdu font, see:

Oh, okay. Nastaliq Urdu is fine with me, especially if that's what the writers want. It may be a bit challenging because of the shape, bit let's hope Odder can handle it :) --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 06:25, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

@Amir E. Aharoni, @Sraiki: Let's see, shall we? ;) I've uploaded a version of the logo using Noto Nastaliq Urdu to my personal website as Wikipedia-logo-v2-skr-v3.svg, could you have a look? It's wildly different from the current version so I didn't want to keep uploading and re-uploading it here on Commons, but if it's a-okay than I'll of course upload it here. Thanks, odder (talk) 10:16, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
Thank you! The letters are rendered correctly. They look a bit small, but if Sraiki thinks it's OK, then I'm OK, too. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 11:12, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
@odder, @Amir E. Aharoni, OK THanks, Yes They look bit small, Font size be increased. The word وکیـپـیـڈیا

may be written in any other font. So that the length of both line be balanced.Sraiki (talk) 18:58, 4 December 2020 (UTC)

DoneSraiki (talk) 13:44, 7 December 2020 (UTC)

Madurese Wikipedia[edit]

Madurese Wikipedia logo

Hi :)

This one should be relatively simple!

The Madurese Wikipedia is about to be created. The logo is on Commons, and I checked that the text is correct, but it's possible that the font, the size, and the resolution are not the best. Also, I'm not sure that it's properly mentioned in the server configuration files.

Can you please check?

(Mentioning User:Martin Urbanec, who's running the creation process.)

Thanks! --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 17:20, 15 December 2020 (UTC)

@Amir E. Aharoni: I've just had a look at this and the logo is pretty much spot on. The subline text is slightly longer than technically permissible, but it's a long phrase so I think this should be fine. odder (talk) 09:30, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
A couple of questions though:
  • Are you totally sure it's the right font? To me, it looks a bit different from the usual, but maybe it's because of the size.
  • The actual Wikipedia shows a fuzzy logo in English to me. Is a configuration change needed? --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 09:59, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
@Amir E. Aharoni: I re-created the logo from scratch and it looked almost exactly the same as the one created by Gunarta (WMID); I think they might have simply reduced the space between letters and words to fit the subline text within the prescribed space. As for your second question, this is because the wiki hasn't got a local logo in the Git repository and is using the English Wikipedia logo for standard and higher densities. As you might have seen, I created a Phabricator task for this and uploaded patches #651462 and #651465 which will fix that. Sadly, there are no deployments scheduled until next year as staff are on holiday, so it'll have to wait a little. odder (talk) 11:24, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 12:30, 22 December 2020 (UTC)



Another logo :)

For the Tyap language, code kcg. They've been unusually fast in translatewiki.


The Free Encyclopedia
A̠sa̠t A̠gban Lyen Wu

The diacritic under A is "macron below". It's supposed to look like a horizontal line underneath the letter.

Take your time, no rush :)

Thanks! --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 22:33, 19 December 2020 (UTC)

@Amir E. Aharoni: So... How does File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-kcg.svg look like to you? ;) odder (talk) 11:31, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
Looks mostly good to me, but User:Kambai Akau should also take a look :)
I say "mostly" because I noticed that the "W" in the second line doesn't look the same as in the first. Perhaps both lines should use the stylized Wikipedia W with four spikes? --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 12:30, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
@Amir E. Aharoni: Ha! I noticed this, too! However there are other Wikipedia logos with the upper-case letter "W" (most notably the Polish Wikipedia logo that don't use the stylized version of this letter, so I think maybe not? odder (talk) 14:41, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
Well... let's consider it a known... feature ;)
Thanks! --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 16:11, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
It looks "Wow!" Thanks odder. We indeed appreciate. Kambai Akau (talk) 16:21, 22 December 2020 (UTC)

Logo of Thai Wikipedia[edit]


The vowel on logo of Thai Wikipedia is in wrong position ("-ุ"), it must be on the bottom right of "น" instead of centre, i just upload a new version of SVG file at File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-th.svg but it doesn't change on the menu bar. Can you please fix a logo for the Thai Wikipedia on PNG version?

Thanks! --JMKTIN (talk) 04:38, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

@JMKTIN: Thanks for the help. Has this been discussed anywhere? I'd just like to make sure we're not updating this logo without the agreement of the local community. odder (talk) 11:06, 10 January 2021 (UTC)


Nias Wikipedia logo


The logo for the upcoming Nias Wikipedia is already done. Can you please check that it's graphically valid and correctly configured? --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 09:49, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

@Amir E. Aharoni: The logo looks perfect; well done to @Banio ba Hinako who drew it. I notice that it hasn't been uploaded to Gerrit yet (as part of the Phabricator creation task). Would you like me to do it? (CC @Martin Urbanec who I see is subscribed to that task). odder (talk) 11:22, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for your appreciation. Banio ba Hinako (talk) 01:49, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
Yes, it would be nice, but can you, along the way, update the wikitech:Wikimedia site requests page to make it more detailed and usable by more people?
I wanted to try to do it myself, but I wasn't even sure how to start. It says "After converting the source SVG to PNG images", but what's the Right Way to do that? Can I just download the PNG that Commons auto-creates, or should I use some utility to create the PNG file? --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 12:24, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
@Amir E. Aharoni I also uploaded PNG version here. Banio ba Hinako (talk) 01:49, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
@Amire80: I just use the PNG auto-generated by Commons (rightly sized by manually editing the PNG's URL) and then run it through the optimalizations outlined at the wikitech page linked above. Never had problems, but there might be a better way perhaps? Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:01, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
And what is supposed to be the size of the PNG? --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 12:39, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

Logo configuration instructions[edit]


Generalizing on the previous topics of Nias and Madurese: Can you please check whether the page wikitech:Add a wiki has correct and complete instructions for wiki creators to configure the logos for all the resolutions? I suspect that it doesn't.

Tagging User:Martin Urbanec, who is often involved in this. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 09:51, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

@Amire80: To my knowledge, wikitech:Wikimedia site requests#Change the logo of a Wikimedia wiki is the go-to page on that subject; I believe it has indeed got complete instructions. As you rightly point out, it's @Martin Urbanec who is mostly involved on the Gerrit side of things these days so he can confirm this is correct. @Gilles is also the person who added those instructions in the first place. odder (talk) 11:14, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! I added a link to it to wikitech:Add a wiki. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 12:19, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
And yeah, wikitech:Wikimedia site requests is the page that should eventually document all of site requests (be it adding a namespace or changing a logo). As always, ping me if you need any help :). Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:02, 11 January 2021 (UTC)



The last thing for today (probably): The Altay Wikipedia is going to be approved soon. Can you please make a logo?

It's similar to Russian, so notice the italic font in the second line.

The text is

  • Википедия
  • Јайым энциклопедия

All the letters are Cyrillic. The first letter in the second line is the same one that is used in Serbian and Macedonian Cyrillic.

Thanks! :) --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 09:55, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

Forgot to mention the source for the Altay text: discussion with Batyr Komdoshev on translatewiki. I also verified with a dictionary. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 09:58, 9 January 2021 (UTC)
@Amir E. Aharoni: How does File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-alt.svg look like? :-) odder (talk) 12:00, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! The text is correct, but the look of the Cyrillic letters is different from the Russian logo. It's most obvious with the letters ц and д (the third letter from the beginning and the third letter from the end in the word энциклопедия).
Perhaps you've used slanting instead of using the true italic version of the font? --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 12:09, 10 January 2021 (UTC)
@Amir E. Aharoni: Ah, yes, I thought this needed to be upper case italic and so edited it by hand. I've now updated the file to match the Russian Wikipedia logo; does that look better? odder (talk) 10:46, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
Perfect, thank you! --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 12:34, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
The domain has been created, but I see the generic English logo there. Does the configuration have to be updated?
The domain has also been created more or less at the same time, and the logo there appears to be correctly configured, but it would be nice if you could check.
Thanks! --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 16:39, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
@Amir E. Aharoni: It looks like this was missed during the wiki creation stage; logos now need to be added to wmf-config/logos.php. mniwiki logo has been added there but altwiki is missing. I can add it if you like? odder (talk) 09:41, 24 February 2021 (UTC)
Yes, please :)
Does the documentation about logo configuration have to be updated? --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 10:51, 24 February 2021 (UTC)
@Amir E. Aharoni: It looks like there's been another change of the process (as described here). I'm not familiar with this new way, so I'll need a few days to read up on it or someone else can configure the new logo in the mean time. Sorry about that. odder (talk) 22:06, 25 February 2021 (UTC)



Another logo request, this time in a unique writing system!

This one is for the Meetei language, also known as Manipuri. The iso code is mni.

The text is:

  • ꯋꯤꯀꯤꯄꯦꯗꯤꯌꯥ
  • ꯃꯅꯤꯡꯇꯝꯕ ꯂꯧꯁꯤꯡꯒꯤ ꯄꯨꯀꯩ

It appears on the main page at incubator:Wp/mni/Main Page, and I also verified that it's correct with another speaker.

If you don't have a font, you can find one at

Thanks! --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 12:44, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

Beep :) --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 19:15, 31 January 2021 (UTC)
Sorry @Amir E. Aharoni, I don’t seem to have received a notification for this message! I’ll try to draw the logo as soon as possibly, but possibly only on Thursday. Stay tuned and apologies for the delay :-( odder (talk) 20:11, 31 January 2021 (UTC)
Logo for mni by User:Luwanglinux
No problem, you're always very helpful :)
Apparently, another user already made a logo. Can you please verify that it's technically correct in terms of size, resolution, etc.? --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 08:19, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
@Amir E. Aharoni: Sadly, this is not a correct or valid SVG file but merely a raster file pasted into a vector format. I've re-drawn this from scratch using the Noto Sans Meetei Mayek font and uploaded under File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-mni-v2.svg — could you have a look and verify that it's fine? Thank you, odder (talk) 20:28, 4 February 2021 (UTC)
Thank you, it looks good to me, and a Meetei speaker verified it, too! --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 13:08, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

Please participate in the Universal Code of Conduct consultation on Wikimedia Commons![edit]

Dear Odder

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Please take a short survey regarding UCoC[edit]

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Logo of Atayal Wikipedia and Seediq Wikipedia[edit]

Good day there,

It seems that the request for Atayal Wikipedia and Seediq Wikipedia will soon be put into the final decision. Now we have to create Wikipedia logo for both. We would like to know where or how can we deal with it. Thank you.

The translation of the text on the logo in Atayal:

WIKIPEDIA: Wikibitia

The Free Encyclopedia: zizyuw na birubitia

The translation of the text on the logo in Seediq:

WIKIPEDIA: Wikipitiya

The Free Encyclopedia: kunizaay a pitiyacudad — Preceding unsigned comment added by Iyumu (talk • contribs) 03:26, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

Iyumu (talk) 02:50, 25 February 2021 (UTC)

@Iyumu: I wanted to have a go at this, but I notice that the name used for Wikipedia in incubator:Wp/tay/Main Page is "Wikipidia", not "Wikibitia". Likewise, for Seediq the main page uses "Wikipidiya", not "Wikipitiya". Can you please double-check? Jon Harald Søby (talk) 10:46, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

Dear @Jon Harald Søby:,

Good day there. Thanks for your messages. For Atayal, we've changed the text on the main page that we would like to follow our final decision: Wikibitia.

For Seediq, sorry for my misplacing of the text before. Here is the correction:

WIKIPEDIA: Wikipidiya

The Free Encyclopedia: rrawah pataspidiya

Iyumu (talk) 14:56, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

@Iyumu: Thanks! All done: File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-tay.svg, File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-trv.svg. (@Odder: Please check if they hold up to the standards. 😊) Jon Harald Søby (talk) 16:19, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

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File:Flag of Brazil.svg[edit]

Hi Odder. There is a bug in the lib rsvg that prevents it showing the stars on previous version of File:Flag of Brazil.svg (rsvg can't handle use elements referencing another use element). I took your last flag version and applied this workaround:

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Could you upload it, please? (It's not optimal, but it's far better than the current version). The file is protected from overwriting, so I can't do it by myself. Best regards. Giro720 (talk) 16:38, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

@Giro720: There is no way for us to fix the previous versions of a file. The current version displays correctly in the "File history" section so I think it would be best to just leave it as is. As for the protection status, the file was subject to an upload/edit war not so long ago and I'd rather not unprotect it for the time being. Thank you, odder (talk) 10:59, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
I understood your position and It was fine for me. But recently another user noticed that the "G" letter in the flag has issues (it's an "O" with 2 dashes). So, I would ask you to reconsider uploading a new version of the flag (the one I sent you or another one) fixing it, please. Giro720 (talk) 15:05, 11 March 2021 (UTC)
@Giro720: Ah yes, I've never noticed that myself, it did look quite strange indeed. I've now uploaded a version of the flag (using your code from just above) and it should be fixed now. Many thanks, odder (talk) 12:37, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

FA Wikipedia logo SVG[edit]

Hey, per Amir's feedback here I've updated the SVG so that the wordmark ("Wikipedia") and the tagline ("The free encyclopedia") are more similarly sized. I've updated the PNG but the SVG seems to be protected. If you are able to update it you can find the SVG here:

Thanks AHollender (WMF) (talk) 13:55, 3 March 2021 (UTC)


Hi. No need to patrol the edits of User:Eunostos? Just one recent example. Find the others yourself please. Cheers. --E4024 (talk) 15:14, 14 April 2021 (UTC)

Hi. E4024 cancelled several of my modifications and did not answer when I tried to open discussion on the discussion page of the Category talk:Thalatta! Thalatta!. And now I find him denouncing me to another user ? How is this constructive or respectful ? I never claimed any of my contributions were perfect, but cancelling them with little or no explanation, and without trying to understand what I try to do, will just discourage me and not help me to contribute better. --Eunostos (talk) 15:21, 14 April 2021 (UTC)
@E4024: Patrolled edits are edits that are not vandalism. @Eunostos has been a good-faith contributor to Wikimedia Commons for over a decade now and I have no doubt that their edits are made to improve Commons. If you disagree over issues of categorisation, then there are well-established community processes unrelated to whether Eunostos's edits are automatically patrolled or not. I encourage you to follow them to reach an agreement where it currently might be missing. odder (talk) 17:22, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Dagbani logo resolution[edit]


This is not a request for a new logo :)

It's a technical question about an existing one.

When I look at incubator:Template:Wp/dag/Top Banner on the desktop screen on a Mac, I see a good-looking high-resolution Dagbani Wikipedia logo in the page content. But when I look at the same page using the mobile screen, I see a fuzzy logo. This happens on the same Mac using the .m. URL, and also on my Samsung Galaxy S20 FE phone. As far as I know, both devices are able to show the high-resolution image, so there's either a bug in how the image is inserted into the template, or a bug in how Mobile Frontend works.

Can you think of a solution?

Thanks! --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 06:36, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Hi @Amir E. Aharoni, apologies for the late reply. MobileFrontend has the ability to serve high-density versions of files for mobile users, but I believe the setting was disabled all the way back in 2016 for performance reasons. I don't know that it can be enabled again, but it might be worth to at least start the conversation. odder (talk) 11:30, 23 April 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! I'll try to talk to the relevant people. Sounds too limiting for 2021. But maybe I'm too accustomed to affordable broadband?.. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 03:41, 24 April 2021 (UTC)
I realized there's an easy solution to this problem, and it should be done anyway: It's a PNG file, and there's no SVG version. The font also seems to be wrong.
"Wikipedia" is written as in English and "Free encyclopedia" is "Baŋsim bayana kundi". Can you make it? --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 16:37, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
@Amir E. Aharoni: Sure—how does File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-dag.svg look like? odder (talk) 12:45, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

Beautiful, thanks! Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 18:29, 27 April 2021 (UTC)