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Porting AjaxQuickDelete to it.wikipedia[edit]

Can you help us with the creation of this tool also for Wikipedia? I requested it in ([1]). If you need more informations contact me :) --Gce (talk) 13:23, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi Gce, which features of AjaxQuickDelete would you like to use?
  • {{X-To-DR}}?
  • Processing duplicate files?
  • Creating deletion requests?
  • Auto-error tracking
  • The „Quick-delete“ features like adding template to file description page and notifying uploaders?
  • Or one of the scripts that make use of AjaxQuickDelete like the RenameLink?
Are you aware that en.wikipedia has e.g. WP:Twinkle that may also fit your needs?
Note that this script has some code dependencies so you'll have to import some library gadgets as well.
-- Rillke(q?) 14:00, 7 January 2013 (UTC)
We don't need Twinkle :) We need a tool that create deletion requests, the "Quick-delete" features and all dependeces necessary to make working it. --Gce (talk) 15:04, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
How about that: I port it to, you can watch my contribs there and tell me what to tweak and finally you port it to it.wikipedia. Please tell me when/if you have community consensus so we can start. “Hotlinking” (using the script directly from Commons) does not work due to dependency issues (ResourceLoader isn't aware of Commons modules/gadgets when running on it.wikipedia). So we have to port it. -- Rillke(q?) 15:20, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
They all agree and want to see it work right away. In other words you have great success. You can proceed. --Raoli ✉ (talk) 21:11, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
I talk also with it.wikivoyage and we agree with your script as a gadget. :) --Raoli ✉ (talk) 22:57, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Re: File:De paseo en la cascada[edit]

Si saque esa foto --TinistaMartina (talk) 15:51, 7 January 2013 (UTC)



You inserted an illiterate Russian text without specifying its exact source, but you mentioned another user. To my perception, it is next to defamation. I am astonished that you demonstrated an activity about translation to a language which you, apparently, even do not try to understand. If it is, for some reason, important for you, then why you did not ask somebody who knows Russian to put the translation? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 11:52, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Because ArtTop is autopatrolled and filemover so (s)he enjoys some level of trust. If I would always wait until a native speaker of the language appears, Commons would leak a lot of translations. And yes, it is important to me that Commons provides a translated user interface. The source is the talk page of the page you linked to of course which you could have found by just one click. I'll see how to find a solution. -- Rillke(q?) 13:21, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
Incnis Mrsi, you can be sure that it's not my intention to insult the feelings of great Russian speakers like you. And I would be happy if we could have more native speaking Russian administrators here at Commons who are willing to fulfill edit requests and who on top are tolerant and mellow (e.g. don't have strong opinions about administrators from other projects just because they are; this is BTW some kind of discrimination).
As far as I can see we are talking about two simple literal error? If not, don't hesitate to correct me. It's nice that you found and corrected them but making such a fuss about this is some kind of overreacting, IMHO.
But after reading your user page, your behaviour is a lot clearer to me. Thank you for being honest. -- Rillke(q?) 15:39, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. I did not look on relevant talk pages because I saw that the User:FlickreviewR/reviewed-pass page is not (fully) protected and was not so, by the time of your edit or immediately before. It means that the user had not any reason to ask anybody else to make an edit – he was able to do it himself. The only objection I'm able to mount is that "translations" like "Fkikr" can damage the reputation of the site, IMHO more than lack of translation of some minor template at all; but your action does not seem to be in any way incorrect since you just followed a request. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 19:23, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
Of course I notice that your reply is meant ironically regarding to just followed a request, which I should have better checked. I am curious why Fkikr is that dangerous or why you think it drastically damages the reputation of our site. Thanks in advance. -- Rillke(q?) 01:21, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
No irony at all (FYI when I want to say something nasty, I just say it). You forgot to put magic words "’s request" to the edit summary, which led to miscommunication as I identified the edit as your own initiative. You are not obliged to have an expertise in any Commons’ affair, of course, only in affairs where you participate in an active rôle. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 11:41, 9 January 2013 (UTC)


Die API meldet <error code="mustbeposted" info="The upload module requires a POST request" xml:space="preserve">, falls ich versuche eine Datei über die URL hochzuladen. Die Funktion sollte aktiv sein(?) allerdings nur über die API erreichbar. (\ ). Kannst du mir sagen, wie das richtig geht? --McZusatz (talk) 17:15, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Hallo McZusatz, aus irgendeinem Grund (Commons:Village_pump/Proposals/Archive/2012/11#Upload_by_URL Is there any particular reason to target Flickr for the testing, rather than, say, English Wikipedia? — The only reason is because we don't have it working over HTTPS yet.) sind momentan noch uploads von Wikimedia Servern gesperrt. Der Fehler, den Du zurückerhieltst hat damit allerdings nichts zu tun (weiter unten mehr dazu).
File:Testfile upload by url.jpg mal als Demo, dass es von Flickr funktioniert. User:Rillke/AjaxUpload.js ist wirklich sehr übersichtlich und keineswegs als vollständige App/ gadget gedacht.
Prinzipiell hast Du es richtig gemacht. Nur statt die URL einzugeben, hättest Du die Anfrage posten müssen. Das geht nicht so einfach. Entweder man macht sich ein HTML Formular oder man erstellt sich ein JavaScript, dass dann Ajax benutzt. User:Rillke/AjaxUpload.js ist ein solches. Relevant für den Upload sind die Methoden ulUpload: (liest das Formular aus) und doAPICall: (sendet die Anfrage). Mit Special:ApiSandbox funktionier alles noch ein bisschen transparenter:{{Information...&
Um mit User:Rillke/AjaxUpload.js eine Datei hochzuladen, ist irgendein Button empfehlenswert, der dieses Testscript lädt, oder wenn Du nicht die Sofortvorschau nutzt, reicht ein Klick auf Bearbeiten und dann auf Vorschau, um das JS auszuführen.
Dann habe ich
  1. als URL,
  2. als Dateiname testfile_upload_by_url.jpg
  3. als Beschreibungstext
|description=test upload
|author=[ Valerii Tkachenko]
Grüße -- Rillke(q?) 18:31, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
Danke für die Antworten!
Für Flickr Files funktioniert inzwischen Special:UploadWizard ganz gut – Ich konnte eine Datei erfolgreich übertragen – und für die meisten anderen Dateien aus dem Netz funktioniert dein JS. Ich hoffe es macht dir nichts aus, dass ich den Code für den Buttonlink auf User talk:Rillke/AjaxUpload.js gepostet habe. (Anmerkung: Ich habe eigentlich keine Ahnung von (JavaScript)Programmieren, aber copy-paste [ mw:ResourceLoader/Default_modules#mediawiki.util ] geht halt immer. Aufgefallen ist mir, dass dort empfohlen wird "do not use 'javascript:doSomeStuff();'". So hast du das aber beispielsweise in MediaWiki:VisualFileChange.js/install.js gemacht...)
Ursprünglich hatte ich vor Videos von Youtube direkt nach commons zu schieben. Ich schau mir demnächst an wie das realisierbar ist. --McZusatz (talk) 00:06, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
Höchstwahrscheinlich gar nicht. Selbst wenn man ein laufendes Skript hat, welches die Download URL für die HD WebM files zurückgibt, wird es keine zwei Monate dauern, bis youtube die Syntax ändert und man versuchen darf das Skript anzupassen. Google gibt sich leider zu viel Mühe sicherzustellen, dass Videos nur auf deren Website angesehen werden. Und ganz abgesehen davon ist jede Download URL mit einem Ablaufdatum und einem Empfänger (IP) versehen. So bleibt wahrscheinlich nur der alte Weg mit Download und Upload über den eigenen PC. --McZusatz (talk) 21:53, 12 January 2013 (UTC)
Danke für die Anpassungen. Ja, ich denke Google hat kein Interesse daran, dass man ihre Videos nach anderswo überträgt. -- Rillke(q?) 14:24, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Add a template to user notify script[edit]

Hi there, and happy new year. Have you seen Commons:Village_pump#Template:Commons_is_not_for_articles? Is this something you can do? thanks, Rd232 (talk) 23:31, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

I wish you a happy new year as well, Rd232. I've done so; but the script is cached for a while and I see no immediate danger so I don't force a change/purge through editing the actual gadget file. -- Rillke(q?) 14:49, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
OK, thanks. Rd232 (talk) 15:52, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

User talk:TinistaMartina#File:De paseo en la cascada.jpg – own work?[edit]

Si soy la que subió esa foto y la hice yo mismita --TinistaMartina (talk) 23:55, 11 January 2013 (UTC)


Saw you editing the galleries, need help? Béria Lima msg 03:39, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Undefined:AndreasPraefcke/Gallery 2008a[edit]

Hallo Rillke, kannst du dir mal diese Seite anschauen, das sieht mir sehr nach einem Scriptfehler aus. --Didym (talk) 17:48, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Huch. Nun war es doch mal nötig einen edit-request zu posten, weil User:AndreasPraefcke/Gallery 2008a geschützt ist. Da scheint nur leider einiges schief gelaufen zu sein (beim Erraten des Diskussionsnamesraums). Ich werde mich darum kümmern. Vielen Dank für den Hinweis. -- Rillke(q?) 22:00, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
Das sollte durch die Änderung an MediaWiki:Gadget-GlobalReplace.js Pictogram voting keep.svg Fixed worden sein. -- Rillke(q?) 23:13, 15 January 2013 (UTC)


Hello Rillke !

I have just a little suggestion for the VisualFileChange tool : Is it possible to integrate the management of exact duplicates in the tool ensuring that deleted files leave a redirect, or they are replaced in all other wikis? It would be processed more quickly growing number of duplicates in the categories of maintenance.

Thanks for this greats tools !

Greetings. --M0tty (talk) 21:41, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Honestly, this will take quite a while to implement. Not all requests are valid. This should go into a different/new tool. Perhaps something like RTRC where you work on a list. -- Rillke(q?) 14:19, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

POTY 2012[edit]


In Commons:Picture of the Year/2012/Galleries/Nature views for instance, I read == Nature views ==. It should be translated. Is there any plan to do so ?

Cantons-de-l'Est (talk) 01:13, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Hmm. Grübel… Do you have a suggestion how we could translate this efficiently? I'd even say, create MediaWiki:POTY-Cat-Nature-View since this is needed every year again. I could fetch the required strings from the templates where it is already translated. -- Rillke(q?) 14:11, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Bug 17645 - progressive JPEGs[edit]

Hallo, anscheinend werden jetzt Tausende von meinen Uploads per Bot neu hochgeladen (wegen dem da). Ich habe kein Ahnung was das Problem sein soll. Anyway, hast du eine Idee was ich künftig mit meinen Bildern vor dem Upload anstellen soll, damit der Bug nicht erst vorkommt. --A.Savin 14:51, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Du lädst die Bilder doch nicht direkt aus der Kamera hoch. Welche Software benutzt Du? Adobe Photoshop Elements? Also die Optionen gibt es? Oder diese? Dann nicht "progressive" auswählen, sondern baseline. -- Rillke(q?) 16:37, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
Meine Stalker haben Deinen Post hier schon entdeckt und prompt Help:JPEG#Progressive JPEGs geschrieben. -- Rillke(q?) 16:50, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
Da sind beim Abspeichern nur folgende Optionen: "Baseline (Standard)" (Defaulteinstellung), "Baseline optimiert" und "Mehrere Durchgänge" (letzteres mit Auswahl zwischen 3, 4 und 5). Ich habe mir nie Gedanken gemacht und es immer bei "Baseline (Standard)" belassen. --A.Savin 17:36, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
Gibst Du mir mal einen Link zu einer Deiner Dateien, die kürzlich vom Bot überschrieben wurde? Danke. -- Rillke(q?) 18:10, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
Z.B. hier: File:Spb 06-2012 MichaelPalace.jpg --A.Savin 18:48, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
In Adobe Photoshop CS2 funktioniert es so, wie es soll. Also wenn Du wirklich auf baseline geklickt hast, handelt es sich um einen Bug in PS. -- Rillke(q?) 22:16, 21 January 2013 (UTC)
Danke, im VP hat da jemand - glaube ich - die Erklärung gepostet. Es ist tatsächlich PS... --A.Savin 23:18, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

Further translations[edit]

I've just created a small translation for a couple things. Missing c20 cat in Commons:Picture of the Year/2012/Galleries/pl
Video & Animations = Filmy i animacje✓ Done
And (Especially I dunno where can I translate this) a dropdown on the left of the searchbox on file pages and user pages:
Move = Przenieś ✓ Done
Gallery = Galeria
Orphans = Osierocone
Untagged = Bez tagów
Find categories = Znajdź kategorie
Purge = Oczyść
Usage of all files = Wykorzystanie wszystkich plików
Global usage = Globalne wykorzystanie

And on WikiLove applet:
Barnstars = Gwiazdy
Food and drink = Jedzenie i picie
Kittens = Kociaki

Could You add this?

P.S. Why theese translation platforms are on commons, and (for example) upload wizard translation is on --Rezonansowy (talk) 22:26, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

These translation are on Commons because they are self-made extensions to the user interface and are at Commons only.
The move link comes from RenameLink, but this has a Polish translation now; other links come from MediaWiki:Gadget-ExtraTabs2.js and for Wikilove, I have to lookup where it has its config. -- Rillke(q?) 22:47, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
ExtraTabs has a bug; that's why not all users see the translation.
About Wikilove, I asked at MediaWiki talk:WikiLove.js. -- Rillke(q?) 23:01, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
I think WikiLove translation is fixed, yeah! -- Rillke(q?) 11:08, 24 January 2013 (UTC)


Hi there my friend! I have a Question and need an answer as soon as possible. I'm translating all NFL teams wiki articles to Arabic wiki, can I use their logos to put on the Arabic wiki or not? b/c it says that the team's logos are all under COPY RIGHTS? ... for example, can I use this logo File:San Diego Chargers logo.svg in the team's Arabic wiki article or not (without creating any problems for myself)? And can I use the NFL logo on the Arabic wiki article? --- I'll be waiting for your answers, Thank you very much! --Qrhoo (talk) 04:46, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi, we all need the aswers as soon as possible :-); Can you give me a link to the file in question? A simple URL is enough.
And did I understand you correctly that you like to know whether you can upload the file to Commons? Or is it already here?
Kind regards -- Rillke(q?) 22:43, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

Verschieben & Ersetzen[edit]

Kann die Funktionalität Try to replace usage immediately using your user account auch nicht anschliessend an eine Verschiebung eingesetzt werden, beispielsweise wenn es eine häufig eingebundene inkorrekte Grafik gibt und man die Einbindungen auf die korrigierte Version umbiegen möchte? --Leyo 09:43, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Ich sehe, es ist ein begehrtes Feature (eine so ähnliche Anfrage im letzten Jahr drehte sich um das Ersetzen von Duplikaten im Vorhinein). Ich werde mal sehen, was sich machen lässt. Aber in den nächsten 2 Wochen passiert nichts. Da laufen POTY und RealLife auf Hochtouren. So lange kannst Du ja mal User:Sreejithk2000/JustReplace.js probieren. Wenn die Zahl der Einbindungen aber 30 übersteigt, wird der CommonsDelinker gefragt. -- Rillke(q?) 12:08, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
Danke! Das ist was ich suchte, nur gerade in diesem Fall (hatte nicht geprüft, ob's das Limit übersteigt) nicht hilfreich. --Leyo 12:55, 25 January 2013 (UTC)
Danke! --Leyo 09:32, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Redirects aus einer Liste erstellen[edit]

Hallo Rillke, gestatte mir als "Software-Greenhorn" bitte die Frage, ob es ein Tool gibt, redirects im Block zu erledigen? Besonders in Wikispecies nehmen mir die Einzelredirects für die Synonyme doch immer viel Zeit in Anspruch. Wie hier z.B. [2]. Vielen Dank für Deine Auskunft. Orchi (talk) 20:16, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Du möchtest Redirects also aus einer Liste erstellen lassen? -- Rillke(q?) 22:10, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
..das wäre ideal. Orchi (talk) 22:19, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
…und der Titel würde dann lauten: Serapias helleborine var. latifolia L. oder nur Serapias helleborine var. latifolia also ohne Herrn Carl? Und Serapias latifolia (L.) Huds. oder Serapias latifolia (L.)? Bitte entschuldige meine Faulheit, selbst zu recherchieren. -- Rillke(q?) 22:34, 27 January 2013 (UTC)
...wenn man z.B. solch eine Liste komplett mit redirct zu Acianthera ciliata verlinken könnte. (mein letztes "Werk" [3] hier.
  • Pleurothallis plumosa
  • Pleurothallis crassifolia
  • Pleurothallis minax
  • Pleurothallis lanceana
  • Pleurothallis serrifera
  • Pleurothallis sprucei
  • Humboltia crassifolia
  • Humboltia lanceana
  • Humboltia plumosa
  • Humboltia serrifera
  • Humboltia sprucei
  • Pleurothallis daguensis
  • Pleurothallis huebneri
  • Pleurothallis ciliata var. elongata
  • Acianthera lanceana
  • Specklinia sprucei

Es sollte also nur der Namen ohne Autor verlinkt werden. Die Formatierung erfolgt anschließend. Grüße. Orchi (talk) 22:56, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

...nachts sollte man ja eigentlich schlafen, aber heute Nacht kam mir folgende Idee: Wäre es eine elegante Lösung, den formartierten Syn-Namen mit einem "template:redi" auf den PAGENAME zu verlinken? Gruß.Orchi (talk) 08:50, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

species:User:Rillke/createRedirects.js. At wikispecies, you should be able to use it with

Suggestions what to improve are welcome. -- Rillke(q?) 23:55, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
....zunächst erst einmal herzlichen Dank für Deine Arbeit. Ich werde Deinen script testen und mich dann wieder melden. Grüße. Orchi (talk) 10:57, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
...entschuldige bitte, dass ich nachfrage. Aber, trotz Einschaltung von javascript (Java Version 7 Update 13) in allen Browsern, bildet sich in der Toolbox kein zusätzlicher link, so dass ich Dein Programm leider nicht ausprobieren konnte. Zu 99% benutze ich opera (12.14). Was könnte ich einstellen und verbessern? Gruß. Orchi (talk) 21:40, 8 February 2013 (UTC)
Java ≠ JavaScript! Java wird nicht benötigt. Java wird nur für Applets benötigt. Das ist aber kein Applet, sondern ein Script, dessen Quellcode direkt sichtbar und vom Menschen lesbar ist und direkt von Deinem Browser ausgeführt wird.
Es wird nur eingebunden, was in Deiner common.js steht oder in Deiner vector.js! Die Kopie allein ist völlig sinnfrei. Kannst Du löschen.
Der Inhalt Deiner common.js ist ungültig/invalid. So wie es auch der auf Commons war. Syntaxhighlight innerhalb der JS-Datei wird nicht benötigt. Und wozu die erste Zeile gut war, erschließt sich mir nicht.
Wie ist das Problem zu lösen?
Ersetze den Inhalt Deiner Common.js auf Species komplett durch
Dann sollte es funktionieren. -- Rillke(q?) 00:01, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
Hallo Rillke, ich möchte Dir vielmals danken und Dir ein großes Kompliment aussprechen!! Dein Script klappt perfekter, als ich es bei meiner Anfrage als Möglichkeit gehofft hatte. Nun steht mir mehr Zeit für andere Aktivitäten zu Verfügung. Ich werde einige mir bekannte "Wikispecies - Aktivisten" über Deinen script informieren. Danke auch für Deine Änderung meiner commons.js. Die opera javascript Fehlerkonsole hatte zwar den von Dir entfernten Bereich angemeckert, doch die Umsetzung war für mich ein Buch mit mindestens sieben Siegeln. Grüße. Orchi (talk) 11:19, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
Hallo Rillke, ein kleines feedback nach einigen Tagen der Nutzung Deiner Software. Begeistertes Loben auch von weiteren Usern (aus dem kleinen Kreis der Wikispecianer).
Nochmals danke, denn was kann man Wertvolleres schenken, als Zeit(ersparnis). Grüße. Orchi (talk) 11:48, 13 February 2013 (UTC)
Danke für die freundlichen Worte. -- Rillke(q?) 19:38, 14 February 2013 (UTC)


Please have a look at this template, something is wrong there as hundreds of images are placed in Category:Licensing_templates_based_on_Mbox. May be caused by a change you made in 11/2012. --Denniss (talk) 01:32, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

I created the category as some kind of personal to-do-list and will delete it ASAP. -- Rillke(q?) 17:14, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

POTY stats[edit]

stats 2011

Hast du vor dieses Diagramm für POTY 2012 zu erstellen? --McZusatz (talk) 22:53, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Ja. Vielleicht Samstag oder Sonntag. Evtl. sogar eine JavaScript Lösung und kein statisches Bild. Mal sehen. Die Daten werden schon unter User:Rillke/POTYStats2012R1.js gesammelt. -- Rillke(q?) 23:19, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
Commons:Picture of the Year/2012/Galleries/Stats -- Rillke(q?) 18:19, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

gelöschte Seite: Commons talk:MyGallery[edit]

Hallo Rillke, ich erhielt die Logbuchmeldung, dass Du am 28. Jan. 17:47 Uhr die Seite Commons talk:MyGallery gelöscht hast (Nonsene: a rev history of spams). Sorry, ich kann mir die Meldung nicht erklären. Kann es sein, dass mir ein unbewusster Fehler unterlaufen ist? Um nicht zum Wiederholungstäter zu werden, bitte ich um eine kurze Erklärung. Danke Ameichle (talk) 13:50, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Dein Name steht auch gar nicht in der gelöschten Versionsgeschichte, also keine Angst. Keine Ahnung, wie es auf Deine Beobachtungsseite gelangt ist. Ich kann versichern, dass sämtliche Versionen der Diskussionsseite entweder aus Spam (auch SEO-Spam), toter-Briefkasten-Texte oder deren Revert besteht. Daher gibt es auch gar keinen Grund sie aufzuheben. -- Rillke(q?) 15:44, 29 January 2013 (UTC)


The renaming button on {{rename}} template and your license review script have suddenly disappeared. I use the up-to-date Firefox version. Now I'm using use Google Chrome but I'm not very used to it. Please tell me what happened. Thank you for your help--Morning (talk) 10:57, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

And also deletion request, copyvio tagging tool--Morning (talk) 11:03, 31 January 2013 (UTC)
Don't know what happened. Sometimes, RL generates crazy results. In Firefox, can you press Ctrl+ Shift+del (or Tools → Delete recent cache); then, in the select dropdown, select "all" and from the check boxes only "cache" (this is the 4th checkbox for me) and confirm. Then

Please purge your browser’s cache . (You only need to do it once.)

Internet Explorer: press Ctrl+F5, Firefox: hold down Shift while clicking Reload (or press Ctrl+ Shift+R), Opera/Konqueror: press F5, Safari: hold down Shift+alt while clicking Reload, Chrome: hold down Shift while clicking Reload

and then please tell me, whether the issue persists. Thanks in advance. -- Rillke(q?) 12:12, 31 January 2013 (UTC)

2 images from Geograph[edit]

Please feel free to add a geograph template for these 2 images if you can. Thank You.

Kind Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 07:12, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Thank you, McZusatz. -- Rillke(q?) 13:59, 2 February 2013 (UTC)


You have new messages Hello. You have a new message at MediaWiki talk:Sitenotice. Mono 18:00, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Replied. -- Rillke(q?) 21:46, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
diff=90351663&oldid=90083063 Yes? I thought I was clear in IRC? -- Rillke(q?) 20:40, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

minor bug when using VisualFileChange[edit]

In the left pane on starting the tool, {{PLURAL}} doesn't appear to be functioning:

Your provided reason to delete is Please specify a reason with at least 11 {{PLURAL:11|letter|letters}}.
0 {{PLURAL:0|file|files}} selected to perform the action on.

Perhaps the functionality of something else has changed without warning. --moogsi (blah) 09:58, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

This... doesn't seem to be reproducible now :) --moogsi (blah) 22:05, 13 February 2013 (UTC)
Bugs fixing themselves are my favourite ones. Thanks for notifying me. -- Rillke(q?) 19:37, 14 February 2013 (UTC)


Please don't grow weary because of my remarks in the POTY discussion -- they are not intended to criticize you or anyone else, but to help better the process.   — C M B J   15:31, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Hi CMBJ, it's not because you criticised this year's POTY but for a bunch of reasons. As said by others, please join next year's committee. The time I am able and willing to spend for Wikimedia Commons and for POTY is getting less each year. I would be really pleased if I could pass the POTY-baton to you.
The volume of votes and pictures grew from a few to an exhausting number (about 1000 pictures and about 130,000 votes in R1) now. That's why, of course new ideas required are welcome. And I am sure, if you try really hard, you can convince the next year's committee by your opinion and views. It's just a lot of work. -- Rillke(q?) 19:33, 14 February 2013 (UTC)


Hello Rillke,

I've been running quick tests with Cat-a-lot at, and I noticed that since the script does not recognize localized equivalents of the word "Category", it is causing certain errors. When the word "Category" is used, everything is a-OK. Therefore I was wondering if the localized term for "Category" could be made a variable, and translated through "/Translating".

I could take the entire code, localize it (as I usually do), and replace the word "Category" with "Kategori", but in that case, it'd not recognize rare instances of "Category", which obviously noone wants.

What do you say?

Vito Genovese 18:14, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

It's a bug in regexBuilder where catname should be wrapped into a non-capturing group. -- Rillke(q?) 09:09, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
Any way of fixing it?
Vito Genovese 11:18, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
Try replacing
return RegexString;
return ( '(?:' + RegexString + ')' );
-- Rillke(q?) 13:35, 16 February 2013 (UTC)
You are the best person in the whole wide world, and I love you :)
Seriously, thank you. It worked just perfectly. Much appreciated.
Vito Genovese 20:58, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

User Scripts[edit]

I recently launched Wikimedia Scripts, and thought that You, as one of the greatest JavaScript developers on Commons, may be interested. --Ricordisamoa 10:45, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

Multilingual Wikimedia Commons - What can we do about it[edit]

As I wrote, I think this may interest you and benefit from your input. --Nemo 10:31, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

CommonsDelinker and filemovers[edit]

There's a discussion at Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/User problems#Fry1989, regarding the use of User:CommonsDelinker/commands/filemovers by a filemover for a bad request (diff). Would it be possible to adjust filter 75 to prevent similar requests from being added? Perhaps by preventing all requests that don't match the scripts output?--Nilfanion (talk) 23:26, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

I could insert some invisible characters to the edit summary or make the script and abuse filter calculate some difficult stuff but if a file mover really wants to trick it, they would be able to. I think it's a matter of trust and I hate restrictions and DRM just because some persons are unable to behave correctly. -- Rillke(q?) 18:50, 22 February 2013 (UTC)


Please translate this parameter |usage-label=Click here to show further information in Template:Speedydelete/de-formal. --Vivaelcelta {discussion  · contributions} 08:08, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

✓ Done -- Rillke(q?) 23:19, 14 March 2013 (UTC)


Hi Rillke. If you have time, could you look at User talk:INeverCry#Which one is correct?? Should Template:DeletionHeader/doc read "place the following just below the header:" or "place the following just above the header:"? I would think above, but maybe I'm not understanding this. Thanks for your time. INeverCry 19:15, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

Location of phrase for its translation[edit]

In Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-gadgets, some gadgets are enabled by default, and next of the gadget name, like "Slideshow:", there is an "d". And putting cursor on "d" appears the phrase: default gadget - enabled by default. Where is this phrase for translate it? --Vivaelcelta {discussion  · contributions} 17:27, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

It's {{Default-tag}}. Thanks for your translation efforts. -- Rillke(q?) 23:11, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

DelReqHandler issues[edit]

Hi Rillke. I noticed the message at the top of this page, but I hope you're still around. Commons would just about fall apart without your tools and help.

Anyways, I've been having some problems with DelReqHandler over the past week or so. The functioning has slowed down considerably, meaning that deletions and closes are taking much longer to do. I also get 20+ errors per day, causing me to have to re-load the page and re-click [del]. The error message is

“API request failed (internal_api_error_DBQueryError): Database query error”

Thanks for your time. Take care. INeverCry 00:04, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi INeverCry, I am sorry, I know a new version of delReqHandler is overdue. And some day it will come. I was just ill and have a lot of dev work for another project (a rewrite of a program for my fellows so they don't have to buy MS-Excel and MSWindows)
The error is an API error which I can't change. If you don't mind, I'll forward it to bugzilla. Currently I am not in the mood talking with someone in IRC at #wikimedia-tech webchat but if you would, this will certainly bring a faster resolution. -- Rillke(q?) 23:27, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick rsp. I've never used IRC, so that route isn't for me either. Anyways, today's DRs were pretty bad, with many errors in Firefox and IE. I think I may have to leave the DRs alone for awhile, until this issue gets fixed. INeverCry 00:50, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

VFC – insert (request)[edit]

Maybe a new line should be started after inserting sth. to not break the wiki code? --McZusatz (talk) 18:25, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Yes, I ran into this too but maybe there are scenarios where the new line would be disturbing. I think a warning / "remember when inserting templates ..." would be most appropriate. -- Rillke(q?) 21:00, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
Of course. Would be just fine. Though I am not sure where to put the reminder. (mdInsertGeneric is used by append as well as prepend and the reminder is only required for prepend.) --McZusatz (talk) 21:34, 13 March 2013 (UTC)
I think it will be something more sophisticated: A check whether a new line is added and if not, display the warning. -- Rillke(q?) 12:16, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
Imo there are more instances where the new line is missing than instances where the new line is not missing/not wanted. (another diff). A new line would also comply with the behavior when appending a text (the text also get's placed into a new line and not on the end of the last line). --McZusatz (talk) 18:56, 22 October 2013 (UTC)


Could you adapt this tool MediaWiki:JSONListUploads.js for can translate it? --Vivaelcelta {discussion  · contributions} 14:47, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

Not yet. I'd better wait for mw:RL2. I regret this but starting translation now would add too much to me when migrating or too much work to the translators if they would have to translate again. Thanks for all your efforts. -- Rillke(q?) 22:57, 14 March 2013 (UTC)
Thanks. But then it will be translated someday? And please add this gadget for adapt it for translate someday. --Vivaelcelta {talk  · contributions} 19:55, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Dateihistorie löschen[edit]

Hallo Rillke, ich habe diese Datei aus Versehen mit einer anderen überschrieben und dann versucht sie zurückzusetzen. Das funktioniert so aber nicht. Würdest du bitte die Historie der Datei wieder zurücksetzten bzw. meine Versuche löschen. Besten Dank im Voraus. --Ritchyblack (talk) 08:30, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Pictogram voting info.svg Info sein eigenes Bild hat er natürlich neu upgeloadet: File:NA_P-51D_Mustang_F-AZSB.jpg. Grüße, --Alchemist-hp (talk) 08:34, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
Danke. Es gibt aber meines Wissens keine Begründung die mit unseren Richtlinien übereinstimmt, die fehlgeschlagenen Versuche zu löschen. Deshalb habe ich nur das Foto, zu dem die Dateibeschreibung nicht passt, "gelöscht". So bleibt der Vorgang auch schön transparent.
Wenn bei Dir die falsche Version noch sichtbar sein sollte, versuche bitte Deinen Browsercache zu löschen (Anleitung: {{Purge client cache}} [auf der Dateiseite anwenden]). -- Rillke(q?) 12:14, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
Ich danke dir, das geht so ja auch in Ordnung. Das nächste mal passe ich besser auf ;-) --Ritchyblack (talk) 14:17, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

File:Lycopodium plant.jpg[edit]

Hi Rillke. Please take a look at en:File_talk:Lycopodium_plant.jpg. For future reference, the template you use is for when people have a conflict of interest and it normally takes a long time to get a response. It would have been a lot faster if you placed {{admin help}} on your talk page. Cheers Smartse (talk) 18:35, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Thank you. I just gave it a try. -- Rillke(q?) 12:19, 21 March 2013 (UTC)


hallo! danke fuer das setzen der links! das habe ich total vergessen! --Hedwig in Washington Canis lupis track.svg(Woof?) 20:57, 22 March 2013 (UTC)

Gerne. -- Rillke(q?) 11:57, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Claremont College[edit]

Your deletion of the File:KravisCenter.jpg is unjustified, it was provided to me by the faculty. Why did you make that request?--Monstermike99 (talk) 15:56, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

That's why you wrote {{self|cc-by-sa-3.0}} and |source={{own}} and |author=[[User:Monstermike99|Monstermike99]]. So you claimed own work for work someone else did. This is a crime. If it is really true that the creator of this work agreed to release it under a free license, please ask them to send E-Mail to COM:OTRS using a trustworthy sender location and address. -- Rillke(q?) 19:12, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Will do. Thank you for the clarification. --Monstermike99 (talk) 20:34, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

VFC – Intelligente Dateiauswahl[edit]

Wenn ich versuche Dateien in einer Kategorie eines bestimmten Hochladers rauszufischen, werden immer alle geladenen Dateien ausgewählt. Man nehme eine Kat. und unabhängig davon, was man bei "Hochlader ist" auswählt, werden immer alle Dateien selektiert. Nebenbei gefragt: Ändert eine neu hochgeladene Version den Uploader? --McZusatz (talk) 20:15, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Das wird in der nächsten Version (v. behoben werden. Wenn Du den Browsercache komplett löscht, sollte es aber auch schon jetzt klappen. Zur Frage nebenbei -- ja und nein: Der Code macht folgendes: $.inArray(vl_selAjaxMdSelectUploader, curUpld.uploader). D.h. wenn der gegebene Uploader in der Versionstabelle vorkommt, gilt das Kriterium als erfüllt. VfC und GalleryTool leider aber gerade unter neuen WMF-Restriktionen, so dass es vorkommen kann, dass Dateien fälschlicherweise als gelöscht angezeigt werden. Wahrscheinlich werde ich dann noch ein MD5-hash-modul in die client-seite einbauen, wenn die armen Server nicht mehr schaffen mehr als 50 thumb-urls auf einmal zu erstellen und man auch nicht unterbinden kann, dass für alle (auch die alten) Versionen thumb-urls generiert werden. -- Rillke(q?) 09:48, 2 April 2013 (UTC)
Danke! Jetzt klappt das mit der Auswahl. --McZusatz (talk) 17:41, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

OldUploadForm gadget[edit]

Hi Rillke, you disabled the OldUploadForm gadget in January, but the gadget description is used in various places, and now says "DISABLED:. ..." - notably in MediaWiki:UploadFormQuickHelp which appears at Special:Upload. I'm not sure what, but something needs to be done about this. cheers, Rd232 (talk) 10:15, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Oops. This has to be fixed, indeed. -- Rillke(q?) 17:37, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
Pictogram voting keep.svg Fixed. Also, now it is easier then ever before to deactivate the gadget. -- Rillke(q?) 12:54, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

Move cat[edit]

Hi Rillke,

Could you have a look at how the auto-delete in {{move cat}} works?

Its use in practice results in categories being deleted, with no consideration as to whether a redirect is appropriate. In most cases, a redirect will be appropriate but they are not created as a result of the drive-by automation.

I'd suggest the following behaviour is preferable (for the green auto-delete link):

  1. Instead of deleting the old page, edit and replace it with {{category redirect|new name}}
  2. Additionally, remove the template from the Commons Delinker command page (if original is empty). Ideally this would have client-side behaviour similar to Cat-a-Lot: Highlight the "done" template instead of removing it until the user refreshes their browser.

Would this be feasible?--Nilfanion (talk) 12:43, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

No need to. --Foroa (talk) 13:47, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
Oh yes there is - there is no valid reason to remove redirects. Question stands - is it feasible? If it is can establish if there is consensus for it.--Nilfanion (talk) 14:05, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
Technically possible, yes but I am terribly busy. N.B.: I guess that not all moved categories should be converted into a redirect and I see that the user who is responsible for 1/2 of the category work done does not agree so it is questionable whether it will be used at all. Please discuss this matter first and if you found consensus, drop me a line. Thank you. -- Rillke(q?) 08:59, 2 April 2013 (UTC)


Thanks so much for the feedback on the Welcome to Commons draft! I've done a big set of revisions based on the feedback so far; if you have a chance, please take a look and let me know if you notice anything else that can be improved. We're hoping to have the text more or less set by a week from now, so that the designer can get started building the layout.--Sage Ross (WMF) (talk) 18:06, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

You are welcome. I've a look now. -- Rillke(q?) 11:57, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

New gadgets for commons[edit]

Hi Dear Rillke, We have lots of useful and great gadgets in fa.wp and I think so we can use some of them in commons! what's your idea about this? for example we have gadgets for fixing part of page with scrolling in other part of page! For example you can freezing (fixing) Header of page and working and editing in footer! and many other gadgets! --MehdiTalk 19:50, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

fixsidebar and fixtopbar seem to be useful. Are there more of them? -- Rillke(q?) 11:56, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
Yes. GreenRedirect, Commenthighlighter, personallinks, signit, HistoryCount, userinfo (it's evry useful and I like it so much)! --MehdiTalk 12:31, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
I can't decide this my own. Do you feel comfortable gathering consensus at COM:VPP providing some information about what each gadget does (including screenshots)? -- Rillke(q?) 13:50, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
Ok. I'll try it.--MehdiTalk 14:32, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
Please, Leave a comment and your idea, here! Thanks--MehdiTalk 12:11, 7 April 2013 (UTC)


Just a question, is this script capable of detecting and resolving cascade movements, i.e. files moved a second time and the first movement target may have already been deleted for errornous movement? I don't know how Delinker handles this but this may a problem if it first replaces it with the deleted target and later apllies the current location. --Denniss (talk) 13:37, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

It isn't. Otherwise it would be much slower and more complex. IMHO CommonsDelinker should have an admin-interface where one can clean-up mess before it is being processed. Perhaps we should file a grant request (or request-support) so a more reliable tool than CommonsDelinker is developed instead of more fancy things like moodbar and mobile upload. We could make a page where Commons users (and others) sign that it is in their interest something like this is developed. Would you join/sign? -- Rillke(q?) 18:06, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

"Upload gleicher Name" bug - Please vote![edit]

Hi Rillke,

Would you be willing to vote for the bug that I raised against MediaWiki?

Best regards, --Slashme (talk) 15:52, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for the notification. I commented at the bug. -- Rillke(q?) 11:03, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

API errors when deleting[edit]

Hi Rillke! This is related to "DelReqHandler issues" further up the page. I deleted some files with VFC, and there is kind of a pattern. Out of 32 files deleted, in the order they were on the page (and presumably submitted?):

  • 11 succeeded
  • 4 failed (with API request failed (internal_api_error_DBQueryError): Database query error)
  • 12 succeeded
  • 4 failed (with the same error)
  • 1 succeeded

This all happened v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y (3-5 seconds per successful deletion). I know this is not something you can fix, but I thought the way the failures were clumped together may be meaningful in some way. –⁠moogsi (blah) 04:48, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Deletions are usually slow and, depending on the file size, it can be a real pain. The reason is that MediaWiki (the server sofware) moves the files from one folder to another one (archive). Now you can assume that these folders are not on one machine or server (consider the enormous size of Commons Uploads) but somehow split across a storage network. So the file has to be transmitted through a network and success-handlers must be called etc.
An improved software would assign a random name to each file (which isn't publicly exposed) after uploading (e.g. an UUID/GUID) and it would not even attempt to touch the file's location or name in the file system but simply "mark" a file as deleted in a database table when admins pressed the delete-button or change the file's public name in a database table when the file is renamed. This would be just a matter of milli-seconds.
  • The pattern you found could be interesting for the devs; I am going to forward it.
  • I have improved VFC's error handling. It will now automatically retry deleting the file when receiving this internal error.
  • The API-server's name should be now included in the error-messages by VisualFileChange. If you find a pattern there, please let me know. -- Rillke(q?) 16:25, 12 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Thanks! Unfortunately these errors started happening just before I got admin so I'm unaware of how anything works when it's "normal". That deletion is always slowish is quite reassuring :) - I will let you know if I notice anything else –⁠moogsi (blah) 16:44, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

DelReqHandler issues 2[edit]

Hi Rillke. I've posted about this ongoing issue on COM:AN. I don't want the DRs to pile up, but this problem has been going on for way too long, as you know. I'm trying to get some ideas on how to speed up the Bugzilla people on fixing this. This bug also makes it difficult and inconvenient to use VisualFileChange to batch delete images, which is too bad because it used to be so great for that. INeverCry 19:14, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Associating upload log entries with actual images[edit]

Hi, I came across your comment "MediaWiki (the servers) were to slow and the log-timestamp differs too much from the file-version timestamp: Yes that is stupid but nothing I can change, sorry. Each file version should have a stable ID that is logged but MediaWiki does not implement that. Complain at Bugzilla (you have my blessing), please. You could also request a new API module there, that allows me listing user uploads directly." at User:Rillke/Gallery_tool/FAQ. I thought at the very least we could record img_timestamp and img_sha1 in the log entries for upload (on new one's anyways, can't do anything about old entries). Anyhow I did gerrit:59766, I'd appreciate if you have any thoughts. Bawolff (talk) 23:54, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

This is quite an improvement. As soon as a few examples are available at Commons, I will update GalleryTool and VisualFileChange. You are right that SHA1 and the image timestamp should be sufficient to create an association between the log entry and the image revision. Though, I still hope that media-handling is generally improved. There would be so many benefits assigning IDs to the files that are physically written onto the disk instead of messing with directories, timestamps and a lot more. Thank you for your work and for notifying me. If you like me to test your change in my local wiki, please let me know. -- Rillke(q?) 01:05, 18 April 2013 (UTC)
btw, I'm going to be trying to do MediaWiki improvements aimed at commons over the next little while, so let me know if there's anything else in particular that you think could really do with improvement. I don't think a unique id (I assume you mean like revision id but for files) probably isn't going to come in the near future, as that would probably involve a significant schema change, which usually doesn't happen unless there is significant motivating factors. Bawolff (talk) 23:28, 18 April 2013 (UTC)
Its live now - example. (Sorry, I meant to tell you that earlier, it slipped my mind). Cheers. Bawolff (talk) 22:42, 4 June 2013 (UTC)


Hi Rillke,

FYI, I opened Commons:Requests for comment/UniversalLanguageSelector to try to move forward with this

(I thought it would be better to separate the issues with ULS and with the Translate extension).

Feel free to edit the proposal at will!

Jean-Fred (talk) 12:22, 24 April 2013 (UTC)


Hallo Rillke, seit Fix von Bug 47363 steht das Limit auf 50. Kannst du die Dokumentation anpassen? Vielen Dank. Der Umherirrende (talk) 19:41, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Erledigt. Irgendwie komme ich nicht mehr hinterher… Sehr viel zum Austesten in letzer Zeit… -- Rillke(q?) 21:28, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Superseded by UpWiz[edit]

I notice you marked sections about good descriptions obsolete with {{Superseded by UpWiz}}, although good descriptions are as important as ever. The specific technical advice is of course mostly obsolete and should be rewritten, but the advice about the descriptions themselves should stay. A "this section should be updated, as the Upload Wizard handles these fields differently" would be OK. I hope you can do something about this - I do not want to make big changes to a template without knowing the intended use, nor revert. --LPfi (talk) 11:52, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

The template is only used at Commons:First_steps/Quality_and_description#Good_file_descriptions (so you can change it, if you think it's inappropriate) and the parts that were marked as obsolete, are indeed outdated: You can't decide whether {{Artwork}} or {{Information}} is used, nor which language templates; other versions and permission are also not supported. Don't forget that this is a First steps-page.
The sections marked by me are merely about technical stuff than about what to consider when describing the work (photo, painting, …) to be uploaded. -- Rillke(q?) 15:54, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Perhaps you have some ideas...?[edit]

Hi Rillke, I've raised a discussion at Commons:Village_pump#Making_it_easier_for_problematic_files_to_be_brought_to_our_attention, and someone has mentioned "I think we could add an option to Stockphoto gadget where registered and unregistered users could report the files for different reason by choosing different options from a dialog box, it could also point users to AN or the file talk page." Would you mind having a look at the discussion, provide opinion, and if there is some degree of consensus, perhaps suggest ideas on how to implement, etc? Cheers, russavia (talk) 18:54, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

I don't like to provide the content but I can provide the functionality required. Replied at the VP. -- Rillke(q?) 22:31, 8 May 2013 (UTC)

Your tools on the toolserver[edit]

Hi Rillke, I saw that you took part in the Labs-Moving-Survey for the toolserver. You specified your reason like so: "content that is free but not free enough". I understand this is about a non-OSI approved license somewhere? Could you please elaborate on this? What are you using? Are there free alternatives? Can you estimate the workload it would mean to port your software to a free alternative? Silke WMDE (talk) 13:49, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

Hi Silke, I just requested an account for hosting JSHint and JSLint, these are JavaScript validators written in JavsScript, following a discussion at our local Village Pump that the JSON-License (under which both tools are licensed under) is not sufficiently free (so I can't host them here anymore) due to the don't use it for evil-clause. There are no (more) free alternatives with a similar quality around. They are just 2 static files (which are currently at Commons but I'll have to delete them soon). They will be used (instead) in JSValidator which prevents accidentally saving invalid JavaScript. This is important because Commons is an image hoster but MediaWiki was written for building an encyclopedia; thus we need a lot of JavaScript to accommodate its shortcomings and syntactically invalid JavaScript can and did cause a major service disruption here.
Best -- Rillke(q?) 16:02, 10 May 2013 (UTC)

Examples where JavaScript errors that would have been detected by the tool had serious impacts:

Examples where broken JavaScript caused a major service disruption:

Hello Rillke, sorry for getting back to you late... I posted this as a question to labs-l. I'll let you know if the json license is really excluded, that would sound... funny to me. Silke WMDE (talk) 08:02, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
It's obviously less fun involved than one may think. One possible solution is getting something licensed from IBM ;-) And personally I only care that software is openSource + free of charge + well designed -- OSI is a misnomer and should be renamed to FSI if they don't approve every kind of OpenSource software. -- Rillke(q?) 12:51, 29 June 2013 (UTC)


Hallo Rillke, ich spreche dich einfach mal an, da du gestern einige Änderungen am {{Information}} vorgenommen hast. Bei manchen meiner Fotos sieht die Dateibeschreibungsseite jetzt sehr komisch aus, beispielsweise File:Büro- und Geschäftshaus mit Kino - Theater am Rudolfplatz - Habsburger Ring 18-20-9788.jpg. Alles, wirklich alles, wird jetzt im ersten Feld Description eingehängt. Ich habe den Verdacht, dass {{Building address}} (mit daran) Schuld ist. Kannst du es dir bitte mal anschauen? Danke. Raymond 11:13, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

Oh no.
{{Building address}} benutzt {{information field}} was wiederum keine vollständige Tabelle ist, sondern nur eine Zeile <tr>. Nur durch HTML-Tidy wurde eine Tabelle draus. Nun verhält sich HTML-Tidy aber offenbar anders. Es wäre traurig, wenn die Änderung (welche u.a. verhindert, dass eine span-node von HTML-Tidy nach innen verschoben wird) reverted werden müsste, damit dieser grauenvolle Hack weiter funktioniert. Aber eine Lösung sehe ich auch nicht, weil ich bei der Anzahl der Nutzungen nicht aussließen kann, dass es jemand richtig gemacht (entgegen der Dokumentation auf {{Building address}}) und das Template dem other_fields= Parameter übergeben hat.
User:Rillke/SandboxInfo zeigt dieses Verhalten eindrucksvoll: Es wurde nur ein SPAN durch ein DIV ersetzt. Weil das DIV von HTML Tidy nicht weiter nach innen verschoben wird, verhält es sich komlplett anders. Nun bin ich ratlos:
  1. Eigene Änderung rückgängig machen? (schlecht weil man so diesen Hack noch unterstützt, der auch beim nächsten Update von HTML Tidy kaputt gehen könnte und weil dann wieder das SPAN-Element in das nächste darauffolgende Block-Element hineinverschoben wird und dessen Inhalt umgibt)
  2. {{Building address}} anpassen, so dass es keinen Hack mehr nutzt? (Dann werden potentielle Nutzungen in other_fields= kaputt gehen)
  3. Das <div class="description"> ganz aus {{Information}} entfernen und die Klasse auf den <td>-tag übertragen? (Das fördert wieder die Beibehaltung dieses Hacks und ärgert u.U. automatische Parser)
-- Rillke(q?) 14:10, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
Das ist mir wirklich unangenehm; ich habe ein RFC auf Template talk:Building address gestartet und erst einmal den DIV tag ganz entfernt, bevor ich noch böse Nachrichten und Drohungen bekomme. Sollen sich andere doch mit diesem Hack-System herumärgern. Ich habe es nicht erfunden, nie benutzt und werde die Suppe auch nicht auslöffeln. -- Rillke(q?) 14:48, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
Hallo Rillke, danke für deine schnelle Antwort und Analyse des Fehlers. Somit weiß ich schonmal, dass der Fehler nicht bei mir liegt :-) Den RFC wartet ich jetzt ab. Raymond 16:20, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
Hallo Raymond, gerne. Der Fehler liegt bei dem, der die Anweisung „This template shall be added within the template {{Information}}, within the parameter description, at the bottom.“ schrieb, wahrscheinlich ohne überhaupt zu wissen, warum dieser Hack funktioniert und wie lange noch. P.S. Danke für die Nachfrage hier. -- Rillke(q?) 17:44, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

chunked up[edit]

Was hältst du davon und kannst du den script auch ändern, so dass er sich aktiv in alle Dateiseiten einnistet?

if( document.getElementById('mw-imagepage-reupload-link') ){document.getElementById('mw-imagepage-reupload-link').innerHTML="--PopupGoesHere--";}

--McZusatz (talk) 09:01, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

Beides prima Ideen. So ok? -- Rillke(q?) 21:26, 14 May 2013 (UTC)
Klar, danke nochmal. --McZusatz (talk) 08:39, 15 May 2013 (UTC)


Bist Du dir sicher das die Aufträge nicht im Nirvana landen? Bei den Problemen des Toolservers und dem Nichtfunktionieren des Delinkers würde ich erstmal keine Aufträge zur Hauptseite verschieben. -Denniss (talk) 10:03, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Da hast Du sicher Recht. Eigentlich müsste man das Dateiverschieben dann gänzlich sperren. -- Rillke(q?) 10:37, 18 May 2013 (UTC)


Hallo Rainer, wenn dir mal irgendwann danach ist, könntest du eventuell mal schauen, ob das en:Template:Adminstats auf Commons "portiert" werden könnte? Der Output sieht auf :en z.B. so aus wie auf en:User:Jclemens im 2. Kasten von links. Hat aber keine Eile und wenns zu aufwendig ist, muss es auch nicht sein. Danke. --Túrelio (talk) 07:34, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Das erfordert einen Bot, der regelmäßig die Statistiken aktualisiert, bzw. ein LUA-Modul, das die Statistiken aus Commons:Database reports/Users by log action ausliest und aufbereitet. -- Rillke(q?) 16:05, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
Danke. Das sagt mir zwar alles wenig, klingt aber nach Arbeit ;-). Vielleicht besteht nach dem Umzug der Tools vom Toolserver auf seinen Nachfolger ja eine Möglichkeit zur direkten Übernahme der nötigen Komponenten von :en, sofern die dann auch dort laufen. --Túrelio (talk) 07:50, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
Ich habe kurzerhand den Botbetreiber gefragt. -- Rillke(q?) 14:03, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
Der Bot befindet sich in der Evaluationsphase. Template:Adminstats ist jetzt verfügbar. -- Rillke(q?) 16:22, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

Watchlist notices[edit]

Könntest Du bitte schauen, was User:Mono da für ein Chaos angerichtet hat? MediaWiki:WatchlistNotice.js. Siehe auch seine contribs, und COM:VP#navigation boxes moved to bottom of watchlist page. Lupo 09:15, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

I am going to create {{WatchlistNotice}} which will be "save to use" for everyone. Ja, mono hat es leider immer sehr Eilig und dann fallen die Bearbeitungszusammenfassungen unter den Tisch. -- Rillke(q?) 10:15, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
Na ja... Modernes jshinted jQuery-based JS durch old-style JS ersetzen ist etwas mehr als bloss edit summaries zu vergessen. Ist mir nicht 100% klar, was er überhaupt erreichen wollte. Geonotice kann man wahrscheinlich auch anders aktivieren. Lupo 11:21, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
Das wird auf jeden Fall rückgängig gemacht. Ich will nur nichts überstürzen (aussderdem hast Du ja auch ein sysop-bit, falls es dich ganz doll stört; momentan sind ja keine Nachrichten aktiv). Er wollte tatsächlich nur die Geonotice, was ja an sich auch eine großartige Idee ist. Von JavaScript versteht Mono, soweit ich weiß, kaum etwas. Das hat er einfach irgendwo her kopiert. -- Rillke(q?) 11:52, 21 May 2013 (UTC)


Hi, in these days I'm reviewing the JS used by it:voy:MediaWiki:Common.js in order simplify them. Today my attention has been caught by the recalled script MediaWiki:Gadget-LanguageSelect.js where you are the main contributor.

I'm not sure to have understood the purpose of this script. Here in commons I suppose that it create the link above on the right side of the user name (please confirm), but in wikivoyage I don't see any effect.

Could you help me on understanding?

Thanks, --Andyrom75 (talk) 07:09, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Hi Andyrom75,
The link next to your user name is mw:Extension:UniversalLanguageSelector which was just activated at Commons. The purpose of MediaWiki:Gadget-LanguageSelect.js is collapsing multiple languages that are at the same page (e.g. using {{Mld}} or {{en}}{{it}}), for instance at Commons:Administrators' noticeboard: Directly below the heading, there is a select element (ugly, compared to the ULS one, but we aren't paid for software development). -- Rillke(q?) 08:22, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks a lot for the answer. Now I've understood the "visual effect". Now I would like to verify if inside it:voy there's at least a page that is using that script. Do you know if there's a specific text that I can search with a bot?
My point is: if no pages in it:voy is using that script, I would remove it from Common.js.
Let me know, --Andyrom75 (talk) 08:47, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
You should test whether the window has a console before writing console.log, at least I remember that users of my tools got js errors when I forgot this.
As for searching, I just know that the script looks for elements having the class description. This is not much but perhaps Raoli who seems to have imported/requested import of a lot of these scripts may help. -- Rillke(q?) 09:21, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
In it:voy:MediaWiki:Common.css it's not present any class named description. I've also performed a text search over the site, but I haven't found any "description" linked to a class name or in general to a JS. Do you think that enough to state that I can remove this script from Common.js?
Regarding Raoli he stop the collaboration with wikivoyage and wikiquote because of some past issues, so currently I have to unfortuntely manage it by myself. --Andyrom75 (talk) 10:16, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
You have to make a test to know it for sure: Create a template containing <span class="description en">Abcdefghij</span>, wait until the search index is updated and then search for it. -- Rillke(q?) 10:56, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
Maybe there's a misunderstanding. I've searched "description" within the wiki code not within the HTML code. Because is somthing that I can perform in very few minutes. Is it correct or the only way is to look inside the generated HTML? --Andyrom75 (talk) 12:35, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
If you can say for sure that this class never appeared in the wiki markup (especially templates are important), it can't be in the HTML output. -- Rillke(q?) 14:01, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
I've searched for "description" into the following domains: main (articles), Wikivoyage, Mediawiki but I missed Template! Thanks for you advice I've found one template (it:voy:Template:Lang) that use that class. This template it's not used directly by any article, but just from this template it:voy:Template:Metacat/Layout. Do you think that it's easy to eliminate Template:Lang from here, in order to eliminate the relevant JS from common.js? --Andyrom75 (talk) 18:34, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
So it looks like you can remove the script; the template seems to be used in metacat but does not really require the script. Nonetheless, you can send e-Mail to Raoli (or if you prefer, I would also offer to do it) and ask. -- Rillke(q?) 19:53, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
There's nothing personal between me and him (at least I think so :-)) because excluding few messages during my entrance in the project I've never had the chance to meet/know Raoli. So I can contact him in case of need. However, for this specific topic I think that as you have said, I can remove the script without affecting anything in the wiki. --Andyrom75 (talk) 20:57, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Commons:Requests for rights/possible autopatrolled candidates[edit]

Hi, hast du noch das Botscript für das^, dan könnte mans aktualisieren? LG--Steinsplitter (talk) 12:07, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Das lief damals mehrere Stunden. Ich hoffe die Active-Users-API wurde noch nicht entfernt. Mal sehen, wo es steckt… -- Rillke(q?) 13:59, 22 May 2013 (UTC)
Okay :)--Steinsplitter (talk) 14:49, 22 May 2013 (UTC)


Hallo, Rillke. Bei einer Diskussion auf Commons:Village pump/Copyright wurde die Seite erwähnt. Dort gibt es offenbar ausschließlich hochwertige Fotos, die von den Autoren unter CC-0 veröffentlicht wurden. Insbesondere wäre daher eventuell für deine Upload-Maschine interessant. Gruß, De728631 (talk) 14:41, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Offenbar gibt es doch Bedenken, da die Bilder teilweise aus anderen Quellen stammen. Ansonsten bitte auf Commons:Batch uploading nachfragen, da ich momentan keine Zeit habe. -- Rillke(q?) 19:49, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Watchlist notice[edit]

see also:

It's great - have you considered making it possible to include in other places, like when you login? —Mono 19:05, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

It could be transcluded to MediaWiki:Loginsuccess (and all language versions of it), if this is desired, I can run a script prepending it and then, just a minimal change to MediaWiki:Gadget-WatchlistNotice.js is required. -- Rillke(q?) 20:53, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Welcome, dear translation administrator![edit]

Translation - Noun project 987.svg

Hi Rillke/Discuss, thanks for your application for translation administrator. Your request was closed as successful, and you've been added to the list of translation administrators.

Please take a moment to read our help page before marking pages for translation.

For existing translations

Make sure to move all existing translations to language subpages (/fr, /de, etc.). Pages with existing translations need to have them manually copied to the new system or some process to be created for it. Translation administrators must ensure existing translations don't get lost or hidden, or translators will be unhappy and we'll lose them.

Helpful links: COM:TN, Special:PageTranslation, Special:AggregateGroups, Special:LanguageStats, IRC channelconnect

Thank you for your contributions to Commons! --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:59, 26 May 2013 (UTC)


Please confer User talk:DrTrigonBot/JavaScript#3D drawing in your spare time... ;) Have a nice week and Greetings! --DrTrigon (talk) 18:27, 26 May 2013 (UTC)


Hallo Rainer, danke für die Unprotection von File:Recherche silhouette.svg (obwohl an falscher Stelle beantragt), und den Hinweis wie es richtig zu machen sei. Bei dem nun so verbreiteten Protektionismus werde ich bald davon Gebrauch machen.

Wenn du meinst der Schutz sei nötig kannst du ihn nun wieder installieren. Mfg sarang사랑 06:14, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Danke. Erledigt. -- Rillke(q?) 13:45, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
Hallo Rainer, du wirst diese Nachricht auch finden wenn ich sie hier anhänge, statt einen neuen Eintrag zu editieren.
Dein "clarify" ist eine sehr gute Lösung, die mir gefällt.
Wenn du meinst kannst du die Disk-Seite File talk:Recherche silhouette.svg gelegentlich löschen; ich habe hier notiert weil die andere Seite gesperrt war - nun ist das eher überflüssig. Mfg sarang사랑 14:28, 30 May 2013 (UTC)
Hallo Sarang, die Diskussionsseite werde ich nicht löschen; so sieht man besser wo ich das hergenommen habe. Wenn du sie unbedingt loswerden willst, wirst du aber sicher einen Admin finden, der sie löscht. -- Rillke(q?) 14:53, 30 May 2013 (UTC)
Nee, stört mich nicht; nur völlig nutzloses ist besser auszumisten, aber alles was Info birgt soll bestehen bleiben. Also lassen wir es so, ganz wie du meinst. EOD + mfg sarang사랑 08:12, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Dein pull request[edit]

Hallo Rainer, ich schau gerade deinen pull request durch. Leider sind da diverse Aenderungen, die ueber die funktionalitaet hinausgehen drin. Z.B. ersetzt Du alle $('<tag></tag>') instanzen durch $('<tag>'). Die syntax mit dem expliziten closing tag ist bewusst gewaehlt und verhindert einen harten Crash in einer alten Internet Explorer version. --Dschwen (talk) 15:45, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

→ Continued discussion at User talk:Dschwen#Koordinaten auf Karte markieren.

VisualFileChange: alle Dateien auswählen[edit]

Hi Rillke/Discuss/2013. Gibt es irgendeinen Trick, wie man mit VisualFileChange alle Dateien in einer grossen Kategorie auswählen kann? Speziell geht es mir um Category:Language templates with no text displayed, wo man mittels freiem Ersetzen wohl einige Standardprobleme lösen könnte.
Bei mir ist die loadBatchSize aktuell auf 80 eingestellt. Macht es Sinn diese stark zu erhöhen oder ist dies etwa „gefährlich“? Damit es für obige Wartungskategorie praktisch ist, müsste der Wert auf ca. 1000 erhöht werden. --Leyo 18:02, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Schalte die Vorschaubildchen einfach ab, dann sollte es auch keine größeren Probleme in modernen Browsern geben. Lediglich beim Starten der Operation kann der Browser "einfrieren" (das muss ich noch verbessern...). Generell würde ich die Zahl aber nicht so hoch schrauben (nur temporär), denn sonst kann es bei Benutzeruploads zu einem Timeout-Fehler kommen. Kategorien sollten aber funktionieren. -- Rillke(q?) 18:51, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
Wenn ich's in den erweiterten Einstellungen auf 1000 setze und temporär speichere, so hat dies keine Auswirkung. Es werden nach wie vor 80 geladen.
Eine Option wie gesamten Kategorieinhalt laden oder ähnlich wäre nicht etwa möglich? --Leyo 22:58, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
Doch, doch, das hat es: VisualFileChange starten → Kategorie eingeben (oder so lassen) → Amount of files to be loaded when clicking on more or when scrolling down auf 500 setzen → erst jetzt auf weiter klicken. Es werden 500 Dateien geladen.
Wenn man es ändert, nachdem es schon Dateien in den Dialog geladen hat, muss man 2x herunterscrollen um die Änderung zu bemerken, denn es besitzt einen Dateilistencache, indem sich nur so viele Dateien befinden, wie zuvor festgelegt. -- Rillke(q?) 07:00, 5 June 2013 (UTC)


An wen müsste man sich wenden, um den Vorschlag (translateadmin-rights for all admins per default) technisch durchzusetzen. Bugzilla? --McZusatz (talk) 08:19, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Am besten man schreibt gleich einen Patch. bugzilla:49173. -- Rillke(q?) 09:39, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Sieht so aus, als hätte ich es verpatzt. Konnte ja nicht ahnen, dass nemo sofort auftaucht. Was nun? Ein neuer RfC der auf einer separaten Seite gestartet wird oder einfach nur warten, bis ihn jemand schließt? -- Rillke(q?) 15:51, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Ich denke ohne neuen RfC mit zweistelligem {{s}} wird sich wohl kurzfristig (und evtl. langfristig) Nichts tun. --McZusatz (talk) 17:32, 6 June 2013 (UTC)
Im Archiv kann er jetzt nicht mehr geschlossen werden. Vielleicht wird Commons:Requests for comment/Assign translationadmin-right to admins was. Ist aber noch nicht auf Template:Centralized discussion gelistet. --McZusatz (talk) 16:50, 13 June 2013 (UTC)


Thanks for fixing this. I copied the fields from Template:Photograph without noticing that style definition changed. May be you can apply the same changes to Template:Photograph for consistency. --Jarekt (talk) 13:54, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

✓ Done, hopefully now all templates. Nothing was really broken :-) -- Rillke(q?) 15:11, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the counter[edit]

This discussion has been moved back to User talk:Pleclown#Thanks for the counter. Please respect my request to keep discussions where they started. Don't continue discussions from elsewhere on this page, as this makes discussions harder to follow. Thank you. -- Rillke(q?) 21:31, 11 June 2013 (UTC)


Hallo Rillke, hast du eine Idee, warum auf Commons:Schutzrichtlinie im "Sprachheader" nicht auf die englische Fassung verwiesen wird? Ich hab diese jetzt mal vorübergehend ganz unten unter "Siehe unter" eingetragen, aber nur als Notlösung. --Túrelio (talk) 07:13, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Wegen übersehenem Vandalismus. Danke für den Hinweis. -- Rillke(q?) 08:50, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
Danke. Ich habe die Lang-Seite jetzt mal halbgeschützt, und Commons:Schutzrichtlinie ebenfalls. --Túrelio (talk) 09:03, 12 June 2013 (UTC)


Hallo Rillke, da Du die o.g. Blacklist schon öfter bearbeitet hast und laut Benutzerseite auch gut Deutsch verstehst, spreche ich Dich mal direkt an. In de-WP ist es aufgrund eines unglücklich gewählten Dateinamens zu Artikelreverts und Versionslöschungen (inzwischen wieder sichtbar) gekommen, siehe hier. Nun weiß ich nicht, ob der englische Begriff "headshot" einfach nur ein Slang für das eigentlich gemeinte "passport photograph" ist, aber missverständlich ist der Begriff allemal (headshot=Kopfschuss). Daher wollte ich fragen, ob man "headshot" nicht besser in die Blacklist aufnehmen sollte, d.h. falls das überhaupt sinnvoll erscheint. Wie es aussieht, wird der Begriff in Dateinamen wohl öfter verwendet, als man denkt :-/ Gruß -- Ra'ike T C 10:14, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Siehe en:Head shot, ganz normaler (mehrdeutiger) Begriff im Englischen. --Denniss (talk) 12:18, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
Darin, dass diese Begriffsfindung nicht glücklich ist, stimmen wir wohl überein. Ferner scheint es sich um eine neuerliche sprachliche Entwicklung zu handeln. Die meisten Wörterbücher listen es entweder gar nicht (all meine Druckversionen) oder in dieser Reihenfolge:
1.      a photograph of a person's head
2.      an attempt to put the soccer ball into the net by using the head / an actors portfolio or resume including photos of the head
3.      a shot aimed at a person's head (esp. in computer gaming)
Eine Google-Bildersuche bestätigt aber, dass es auch ein gebräuchlicher Begriff für "Portrait" ist. Auch wegen der technischen Probleme (Nichtanzeige der exakten Warnung), denke ich nicht, dass ein Eintrag auf der schwarzen Liste durchzusetzen ist. -- Rillke(q?) 16:10, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
Hi Rillke und Denniss, Danke für die Infos, dachte ich mir allerdings inzwischen schon, nachdem ich mich etwas umgesehen hatte ;-) Viele Grüße -- Ra'ike T C 17:53, 14 June 2013 (UTC)


How'd you fix it? :O I could have sworn it was broken when I restored it the first time. The error was like, missing <svg> tag. -FASTILY 22:26, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

I just restored the first revision ;-) (there were 2 and the second one is broken) -- Rillke(q?) 22:46, 14 June 2013 (UTC)


With regards to [4], simply because I don't wish to publish my source code at the moment does not mean that it is either 'closed source' or malicious in any way. I have not decided on the licensing terms for my software, and I'd like you to respect that. -FASTILY 09:14, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

The choice of license is yours. But you have to accept that I don't like that and it is unusual that closed source is advertised and endorsed through an official statement here. If you think, this deserves dispute resolution, please ask for a second opinion. I would be happy to correct my views, if I recognize that I was wrong. Also I didn't use the term malicious anywhere and I trust you in this regard but that's a decision everyone should make their own. Ok for you? -- Rillke(q?) 15:04, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
I am not asking for dispute resolution, I would just like you respect my decision, that's all. I don't believe my software is 'proprietary' or 'closed' when I'm planning to publish it under a free license. At the moment I'm cleaning up my code and putting together a github repository to host all my source files, including those of GlobalReplace. All I ask is that you not jump to conclusions and attempt to portray me in bad light when all I want to do is share my creations. It's honestly quite disappointing, especially when it's coming from you, an editor whom I hold in quite high esteem. -FASTILY 18:49, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
As long as the source code is not available it remains closed source software. Whether you plan to publish it or not doesn't matter in this case. Also, you wrote “Source code is not available at the moment. In the future perhaps, but not at the moment.” which means that it is possibly available but not for sure. You go far to far assuming that I want to portray you in bad light. I never intended this nor do I think that propriatary software /closed source software is something bad per-se; I find it great that you develop software that will help Commons and are relieved that you decided to publish the source code now. THANK YOU. -- Rillke(q?) 19:52, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
closed source ≠ bad faith. If I would have assumed bad faith, I would have removed the message completely. -- Rillke(q?) 20:26, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
Well, call it what you wish, this isn't something I want to argue about. Sorry to bother you. Regards, FASTILY 21:07, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
You don't have to be sorry. It is important to talk about issues, I think so I am glad that you came here. -- Rillke(q?) 21:30, 17 June 2013 (UTC)


Hallo Rainer, Trijnstel hat angedeutet dass du in die laufende rfCU einen canvas-Hinweis setzen willst. Ich hatte mir das auch überlegt, lasse dir aber mal den Vortritt. --Túrelio (talk) 19:45, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Ich wollte Marcus Zeit geben, eventuell selbst zu handeln. Das wollte er aber offenbar nicht. -- Rillke(q?) 20:03, 17 June 2013 (UTC)


Hey Rillke,

I noticed you enabled translation on Help:Gadget-Stockphoto − thanks!

I think there is a lighter way to achieve the same results though − see User:Jean-Frédéric/Sandbox2

The translate extension automatically cuts small chunks − there is no need to multiply the <translate></translate>> all over the page (except of course with thumb captions and the like).

Cheers, Jean-Fred (talk) 12:13, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Very well. I didn't expect that the extension would be smart enough -- in this case, it wasn't hard work putting some translate-tags into the source. Your version looks fine and knowing about this feature will hopefully save me a lot of work when processing larger pages. One advantage of manual segmentation is that you are forced to read everything carefully again. Would you like discourage adding unnecessary translate tags or was this merely meant as a hint? Thanks -- Rillke(q?) 17:32, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
The {{anchor|turnoff}} shouldn't be included and the == How to turn this feature off == should be a separate part. Also, translation unit 7 is a bit cumbersome. When using smaller units, the translation cache can often provide better suggestions… and personally I like smaller units when translating. How do you think about that? -- Rillke(q?) 09:48, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
What do you think about the translation of Commons:Gadget? Is it intention to have a list of lists (look at the HTML output)? Do you agree (or not) that links like mw:ResourceLoader should be variables? I would appreciate if we would find one line that we can write into a guideline. -- Rillke(q?) 12:42, 29 June 2013 (UTC)


If I understand correctly linking the


script via my common.js should have resulted in a second "chunked upload" option appearing on file pages beside the pre-existing "* Upload a new version of this file" link. But nope, nuthin'. ? Would you mind helping me to troubleshoot this? I recently had another script (to enable WikEd) fail similarly and am wondering if there is something about my settings or some such that's interfering. Do I need to add something to my monobook.js to facilitate stuff in my common.js? Feel free to look through my .js pages and such. And/or to invite others to do so. Thanks, --Kevjonesin (talk) 00:52, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

✓ Done Kleines Syntax Problem. --McZusatz (talk) 11:00, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
Ah, this explains a lot. I had a glad look at the scripts this morning and everything just looked like it should. Thank you, McZusatz. -- Rillke(q?) 11:11, 20 June 2013 (UTC)


{{tb|Commons talk:GlobalReplace#Source}} --Ricordisamoa 07:34, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

If I forgot to answer something, please let me know. -- Rillke(q?) 09:36, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Fotos außerhalb Wikimedia-Projekten[edit]

Hallo Rillke, nachdem du ein Fachmann bist, kannst du mir vielleicht weiterhelfen. Ich suche ein Tool, mit dem ich in einem Wiki, dass nicht zu Wikimedia gehört, eingebundene Bilder zeigt. Als Beispiel ist das Ennstalwiki. Hier sind folgende Bilder eingebunden. Das ist aber nur mit einer lokalen Vorlage möglich. Nicht jeder setzt diese aber. danke und Gruß K@rl (talk) 06:49, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

Mir ist keine Methode oder Tool bekannt. Am besten auf bugzilla: melden oder Wikipedia:Technik/Skin/Werkstatt nachfragen. Es sollte wenigstens eine API Methode in MediaWiki geben, um von Commons eingebundene Bilder automatisch aufzulisten. -- Rillke(q?) 14:39, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
danke, ich habe es auf der de-Wiki mit einer Anfrage versucht ;-) - man wird sehen --gruß K@rl (talk) 10:42, 5 July 2013 (UTC)
Hallo habe schon eine Antwort gefunden, in de:Spezial:Fehlende Dateien sieht man diese Dateien, siehe beim Wienwiki --gruß K@rl (talk) 14:46, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

Scope review[edit]

Hi. Many thanks for your translation input. MichaelMaggs (talk) 14:08, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

You are welcome. I hope it wasn't too early. -- Rillke(q?) 14:41, 24 June 2013 (UTC)


Mamanuca island.jpg Danke
Hallo Rainer, danke für deine Hilfe mit Wikilove und deiner sonstigen Arbeit für die Commons. Ich hoffe, trotz der zahlreichen Bug bist du noch nicht reif für die Insel, wobei nebenstehende Insel sicher auch nicht das schlechteste ist, was einem passieren kann. In diesem Sinne: weiter so! Isderion (talk) 23:20, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
Oh, so langsam überlege ich mir das mit der Insel :-) Danke für die netten Worte. -- Rillke(q?) 09:47, 15 August 2013 (UTC)