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Hello Schlurcher. You have told me that I could ask you again if some bot for your work was needed. There are quite many things that could be useful and if that's stil fine with you, I'll let you know. I am thinkg of one thing that I think would be quite nice but would require quite many edits, this would be that ? These are mechanical edits, but there are quite a few of them :

no problem
  • replace russian name/English name by {{creator:English name}}
bit tricky, as the middle names must be removed
  • replace the content of permission by {{User:Leningradartist/Permission}} and delete any use of this template outside the artwork template
no problem
  • replace source = Blabla by {{from leningradschool|XXX.jpg}}
no problem
  • Replace description= {{ru|1=Painting "English text within quotes" by XX}} {{ru|1=blalbla "Russian text within quote" "other Russian text}} by {{title|Russian blabla within quotes|lang=ru|English blabla within quotes}}
If all pictures follow the convention. This should not be a problem.

It would be needed for all images in Category:Images by Leningradartist that are subcategories of Category:Paintings and do not have {{artwork}} yet -I could correct some files afterwards. If this is possible, let me know: I would need to create creator templates beforehand. Regards, --Zolo (talk) 14:08, 22 March 2011 (UTC)

I will have a closer look on your request at the weekend. --Schlurcher (talk) 16:28, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
If your done creating suitable creator templates, I will process your request. --Schlurcher (talk) 19:50, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
Ok great. Actually I had not realized there were 80 creator template, which is a bit long to do manually. I have made a request for batch upload of these templates and I'll let you know when it is done.--Zolo (talk) 10:13, 26 March 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, it was a bit long but I made all creator templates by hand if you are still interested.--Zolo (talk) 08:52, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
Hi, I have still 6000 other edits in queue, but afterwards will do this task. --Schlurcher (talk) 17:25, 18 July 2011 (UTC)
✓ Done --Schlurcher (talk) 18:47, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
Very good thanks.--Zolo (talk) 02:01, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
Oh just one thing actually. The parameter where the title is displayed should be called "title" not "description".--Zolo (talk) 02:06, 25 July 2011 (UTC) If you change it, you can also replace "author=" by "artist=" at the same time, I think it is a bit less ambiguous.--Zolo (talk) 03:02, 25 July 2011 (UTC)


Hi Schlurcher,

Maybe you want to run your bot through Category:Images from Nordiska museet per my suggestion at Commons_talk:Nordiska_museet#Improvements. --  Docu  at 08:05, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Sure, no problem. --Schlurcher (talk) 08:32, 27 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. Looks like there was no room for improvement. --  Docu  at 11:26, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Original upload log

Hi Schlurcher,

According to Template talk:Original upload log, the usual internationalization would be {{original upload log}}, not {{int:wm-license-original-upload-log}}. --  Docu  at 15:20, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

About File:Kampfläufer.jpg

Hi, I'm still sure that this file has wrong id. Correct species is Tringa totanus, not Philomachus pugnax. I'm about to move the image to the correct name. If you still think its a Philomachus pugnax, can you send the picture to the zoo curator etc where did you take this image? I think that he or she can verify the species. Best regards –Makele-90 (talk) 15:23, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

I have no objections, when you want to move/rename the picture. --Schlurcher (talk) 12:19, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
Ok, I moved it now. –Makele-90 (talk) 11:31, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

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Bot edit rates exceed approval

Graph indicating your bot was running at 30 edits/minute today.

Hi Schlurcher,

Triggered by a discussion about bot edit rates I initiated some data analysis today to see what kind of load Commons is experiencing (measured in edits/minute) and the distribution of the load between normal user edits and bots by just looking through some recent changes data for this evening. In the graph I noticed that your bot was running at x5 the default maximum edit rate of 10 seconds for each edit (or max 6 edits per minute), namely at about 30 edits / sec. However, the bot is approved to run at a maximum of five edits/minute. Now, the 30 edits/minute may not be a problem in most circumstances (perhaps though if several such bots run concurrently in "rush hours", I do not know), but maybe you should get approval to run as this higher rate or lower the speed of the bot, such that there is consistency between the actual bot edit rate and the approval. Best wishes from Denmark --Slaunger (talk) 23:25, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Hi, nobody ever pointed out to me that this is really a problem. I will follow the discussion on the talk page for more insight. Concerning my case, the view of the picture is very biased. My bot does not run on any server, but on my personal pc. Therefore, it is just active from time to time. To use my personal pc time efficiently I saw no reason to throttle the bot. --Schlurcher (talk) 18:54, 10 July 2012 (UTC)

File:Ильин Николай Александрович.jpeg

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Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!

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Andrei Romanenko (talk) 02:59, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Convert all interlaced JPGs

Hello, can you by any chance give a look at this bot work request? Thanks, Nemo 10:38, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

Ok, thanks for the note. --Schlurcher (talk) 15:57, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

Picture of the Year voting round 1 open

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Hello. I would like to inform you that I have granted you editor flag at the Arabic Wikipedia, all your edits there will be automatically marked as patrolled. Best regards.--Avocato (talk) 07:28, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

User:SchlurcherBot blocked

Please see Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard#Unapproved_bot_running_way_too_fast. Current duration is one day, but may be extended if the task runs again after the expiry, without a BRFA. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 17:02, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. --Schlurcher (talk) 21:04, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

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Bot bug

Hello, Your bot has a bug. For example here it isn't removing the redundant \n\n. Please see COM:Regex. Best --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:13, 20 November 2016 (UTC)

Hi, I have activated the Cosmetic Changes Module within pywikibot. This will from now on take care of these instances. --Schlurcher (talk) 22:02, 20 November 2016 (UTC)
I doubt that will help, please do all cleanups as described at COM:Regex. Hmm. --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:58, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
It is intended to add two lines before categories to separate them from the main text. Any additional lines are deleted. I verified both behaviours. As code cosmetic changes are always difficult, I will stick to the standard of pywikibot. Please make your proposal there and I will naturally incorporate it after the update through a bot softwareupdate. --Schlurcher (talk) 19:55, 21 November 2016 (UTC)
You have to follow wikimedia-commons standards, not pywikibot standards. Standard for all bots is one line, i don't have to make a proposal for changing your bot because you have to follow wikimedia commons rules. And you bot is making such edits now, thus i had to block your bot for malfunction. Ich will wirklich nicht nervig oder kleinlich sein, sorry. Aber sowas war sicher nicht von deinem Bot vorgesehen. Solltest du java sprechen gibt es bereits ein ready-to-use script das man auch weiterentwickeln kann denn dann bräuchtest du nicht alles in pywikibot einbauen. Lg --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:54, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
In der Tat, die letzten Änderungen sollten nicht passieren. Ich schau mir das heute Abend einmal in Ruhe an. Sponstan würde ich sagen, das liegt daran, dass parallel ein anderer Bot die gleichen Seiten bearbeitet. Bei diesem Bot treten die gleichen 'Probleme' auf. Kannst du mir bitte einen Link auf die Diskussion für eine Linie schreiben? Ich war seit ca. 4 Jahren hier nicht mehr aktiv und damals war noch zwei Linien die Regel. Solche Diskussionen waren auch der Grund, warum ich generell keine kosmetischen Änderungen eingebaut hatte. -- 12:01, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
Fast alle Dateien haben eine Zeile, alle neue Dateien (auch im UploadWizard und so). Das Python cleanup Script funktioniert nicht richtig auf commons, das hatte ich mal schon mal getestet. Aber immer besser nur die Kat entfernen als noch Zeilen zu ;). Bitte sag beschied wenn ich entsperren kann. lg --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:20, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
Ich habe den Bot erstmal deaktiviert, gibt ja auch genug andere die das machen. Da ich das ehr aus programmiertechnischem Interesse heraus machen schau ich mir das heute Abend einmal in Ruhe an. Falls du ihn also im Laufe das Nachmittags entsperren könntest wäre das nett. --Schlurcher (talk) 12:48, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
Nachtrag: Alte Dateien wurde mit zwei Leerzeilen [1] hochgeladen. Wenigstens trügt mich meine Erinnerung nicht ganz. Den Stilwechsel habe ich wohl verpasst. Das bringt mich ehr zum Dogma keiner Cosmetic Changes zurück. --Schlurcher (talk) 12:52, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

Mass decat of Category:Uploaded with UploadWizard

Hey, are you running AWB for this? -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 00:57, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Hi, I was using pywiki framework for this task. Please note that AWB allows only a list of 25'000 pages. I normally use AWB for Bot Work Requests and to test regex'es. --Schlurcher (talk) 22:00, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

http -> https

Bitte mal prüfen warum der Bot dort das "Source" Feld in der Infobox übersehen hat. --Denniss (talk) 07:58, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done. Thank you. --Schlurcher (talk) 12:49, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Commons:File description page regular expressions

Regarding Special:Diff/285872503, as a patroller, I would like to let you know that common mistake is adding second "category" keyword, but without brackets, e.g. [[Category:Category:Some category]]. So you might consider changing the regexp or develop a new one. --jdx Re: 08:05, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

A search does not lead to any results [2] (but it times out ...). I'll have a look into this when I find a real example. --Schlurcher (talk) 05:22, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

Verlinkte Jahre

Hallo Schlurcher, weil wir gerade so schön am Aufräumen sind... Was meinst du, sollte man verlinkte Jahre im Datum (Beispiel: File:Odet-Julien Leboucher (1793) Historia de la última guerra.png) rausnehmen? --Arnd (talk) 20:27, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Ich sehe zwar keinen Grund dafür die Jahre zu verlinken, aber ich sehe auch genausowenig einen Grund die Verlinkung herauszunehmen, wenn sie ein Nutzer extra gesetzt hat. Im Zweifel halte ich mich mit meinem Bot ehr zurück. --Schlurcher (talk) 05:24, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

Incorrect marking as own work

SchlurcherBot make this edit, but it seems clearly wrong to me. The infobox is not filled out very well, but {{Own}} specifically says it's not for use on things like "repro from art book" and thus shouldn't be added to files that have that (or anything else SchlurcherBot doesn't recognize) in the source field.--Prosfilaes (talk) 22:49, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

It's an own work from the author given on the picture, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Still, the bot should not do controversial edits. I stopped him for now, as actually quite some edits are like this. --Schlurcher (talk) 06:17, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
I checked further on this, there are about 10'000+ cases for this. So in my opinion, this does justify a separate template: {{Repro from art book}}
Also it will make it way more easily to identify these later on. What do you think? --Schlurcher (talk) 06:40, 10 February 2018 (UTC)


Congratulations! New task was approved. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:34, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Thanks --Schlurcher (talk) 05:30, 18 February 2018 (UTC)


Hi Schlurcher, what do you think: could i remove this from these files? --Arnd (talk) 09:22, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi Arnd, my Bot is currently working it's way through all files (slowly but gradually) starting from the first one ever uploaded and will remove them anyhow. The bot also processes all the new updates on a bi-daily fashion. So it will be anyhow done in about a month or so and then also be corrected for all new ones. The __NOTOC__ is simply not needed, as it is the default setting for the file namespace. So this is more to reduce unnecessary and potentially difficult to understand code. Still, if you want to do it directly, please go ahead, I will not stop you :-). The benefit of having it done by bot is simply that it will not spam the recent changes and watch lists of users.
This said and looking at your user page I saw that you also do a lot regarding the "Internationalization" of file pages. Keep on the good work! If you feel anything is missed by my bot, please let me know and I will add it. --Schlurcher (talk) 19:42, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
ok, i will tell you. Currently i am cleaning up dates. Since most of the work is at least semi-automated i often see other "problems" which i solve en passant. --Arnd (talk) 07:53, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

Btw, what about NOTOC in galleries? Can we also remove it? [3] --Arnd (talk) 13:14, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

To the best of my knowledge (and a short test on a random gallery) the is only applied to the file namespace. So it potentially makes sense to have it for some galleries. Thus, I personally will not touch this. --Schlurcher (talk) 17:43, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Interestingly almost all files with NOTOC come from xyWP e.g. File:Red Arrows at Farnborough Airshow (ca 2004).jpg with the summary "Transferred from xy.wikipedia". Do you know what this actually means? Seems not a bot, maybe a script. And why every time NOTOC is automatically added? --Arnd (talk) 22:03, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

Commons is younger than some of the xyWP. At that time, pictures were uploaded to the individual xyWP. They were later transferred to Commons. Whereas __NOTOC__ is the default for the Commons file namespace, it was not the case for the German Wikipedia (there I know). So a lot of users added this to the German Wikipedia File descriptions. Thus, it was also transferred to Commons afterwards, where it is not needed. --Schlurcher (talk) 22:16, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

"Category cleanup"?

Hallo Schlurcher, diese Bearbeitung von deinem Bot habe ich wieder rückgängig gemacht. Die Straßenbahntypen L und l sind unterschiedliche Typen und es ergibt absolut Sinn, sie beide zu kategorisieren. Ich vermute, dass dein Bot davon ausgeht, dass Kategorienamen nicht case-sensitive sind? So funktionieren MediaWiki-Kategorien allerdings nicht. Tokfo (talk) 07:39, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi Tokfo, ich werde dies später heute Abend zu case-insensitive ändern. Danke für den Hinweis. --Schlurcher (talk) 18:08, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done --Schlurcher (talk) 06:13, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Date and other housekeeping fixes

Do you have a published definition of which changes are approved, in particular formatting of dates? I'm wondering about whether to add more of these formats pre-upload in my batch upload scripts. -- (talk) 12:38, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

The most comprehensive list is: Commons:File description page regular expressions. You can also peek into my unit test examples with give a flavor of the changes performed: [4] --Schlurcher (talk) 18:06, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
This is one of yours: [5]. You can also use {{unknown|date}} if you prefer. --Schlurcher (talk) 18:26, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for that, I was unaware that the REGEX page existed and your unit test set looks comprehensive. I'll investigate when I rewrite one of my larger scripts and see what I can reuse. :-) -- (talk) 23:37, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

Bot issue

This does not look to be an intended function. It moved templates to the bottom with edit summary "grouping categories at the bottom". The templates include categories, but no categories were actually moved (and the templates do not belong with the categories). — Rhododendrites talk |  20:10, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

The intended function is to collect all categories that are scattered throughout the file description and collect them at the bottom; both for readability as well as to reflect the occurrence on the page. The diff-highlighting of the Wikimedia software is here a bit misleading. If you look at the changed page, you will see that the bot moved all categories to the bottom of the page. The diff however suggest that the templates were moved up before the categories, which is simply another way of highlighting the change. --Schlurcher (talk) 20:23, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
Ah. You are right. I misread the diff when I looked. Thanks. — Rhododendrites talk |  20:58, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

ISBN stuff

Initial sweeping of ISBN cleanup is complete last week. I'm running the script on the bi-weekly basis because (unaware) people keep adding old syntax. I think it's safe to go ahead with your proposal. — regards, Revi 12:47, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the update. Over the next weeks, I will add a more aggressive search for ISBN numbers (including lower case isbn) to my daily routine on new files. I will not touch the other namespaces (as I have less experience there and my bot is not approved there); so it will still be good if you continue your task on all namespaces with some frequency. --Schlurcher (talk) 04:48, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
✓ Done. Corresponding unit test: [6]--Schlurcher (talk) 05:57, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

Grouping categories at the bottom

What am I doing wrong that makes it necessary for SchlurcherBot to edit every picture I upload to perform the "Grouping categories at the bottom" task? How can I save the bot the trouble, time, and expense of this cleanup work? Thanks, Jeffrey Beall (talk) 18:43, 17 June 2018 (UTC).

Hi Denverjeffrey. The "Grouping categories at the bottom" performs two sub-actions: putting one category in each line and put all categories at the bottom. The bot performs these trivial category changes, as categories are almost exclusively handled now in commons with internal and external tools of questionable quality. So as long as you group all categories (one line per category) at the bottom the bot will not perform any further action. As I saw, you sometimes place the categories above the license information. --Schlurcher (talk) 04:43, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
Okay, thanks very much. Jeffrey Beall (talk) 11:48, 18 June 2018 (UTC).

Moving comments

Hi Schlurcher, it would be great if your bot could avoid to unnecessary move comments as it did here. The categories are already grouped at the end. However, it should be possible to leave comments regarding individual categories. Regards, AFBorchert (talk) 20:20, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

Sorry about that. Did surprise me a bit, as I actually did not use the en-wiki bot modul for this, but custom code to account for comment. As I learned now, my code broke, however, when there is a dash in the comment. This is now also fixed. --Schlurcher (talk) 04:13, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for fixing it! Regards, AFBorchert (talk) 05:11, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

Bot doesn't like the default

I just saw this weird edit on my watchlist. It seems your bot wants things in a different order from the upload page default. Is that really what you want? I think that would result in a lot of extra edits. Ntsimp (talk) 18:18, 7 July 2018 (UTC)

Bot edit

This edit appears to be unnecessary.[7] Good luck, Walter Siegmund (talk) 03:01, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

Truely odd. So far I had no luck identifying which change was performed here. --Schlurcher (talk) 04:14, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
Your bot seems to have removed the blank line at the bottom of the file page.[8] Walter Siegmund (talk) 03:44, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
The text I paste into the "Summary" box of the "experienced" upload form includes license and categories. That form adds a blank line at the bottom of the contents of the "Summary" box.[9][10] If this is undesirable, I wonder if it is possible to fix it there. Best wishes, Walter Siegmund (talk) 16:13, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
Hi, as far as I know, blank lines are automatically cut out by the Wikimedia engine. Thus, I doubt this is the problem. The strange thing is that this affects as far as I can se only your uploads. If you like, I can blacklist all you uploads, so you will not be bothered any more. --Schlurcher (talk) 16:58, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

SchlurcherBot and whitespace

Could SchlurcherBot please not make unhelpful edits like these: [11] [12] [13]

These are not "Grouping categories at the bottom" - they were already grouped at the bottom.

What they did do instead was that perennial favourite (because it's easy to code) of stripping all whitespace. This is bad for two reasons: firstly most 'bot policy (en:WP at least, I don't know Commons) is against any such "invisible" changes as pointless fiddling with no benefit. Secondly, white space is not an error. These are simple examples, there's not much either way. But when images are in many categories, white space between their groups and facets can be a valuable aid to future editors. Please do not remove it. If you must compress whitespace (to save a couple of bytes in the metadata of a megabyte image??) then condense it to a single white space, but don't remove it. Thankyou. Andy Dingley (talk) 09:54, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

Hi Andy, the bot should not make any changes to lines between categories any more. --Schlurcher (talk) 05:30, 31 August 2018 (UTC)
Hi Schlurcher, may I add to this. I have seen similar / same behavior here and many similar cases. I do not add the line break for structuring the list of categories (as Andy Dingley said above), but empty lines are created by the campaign feature of the Upload Wizard. So instead of correcting empty lines, wouldn't it be better to tackle the root cause and fix the behavior in the Upload Wizzard? best --Herzi Pinki (talk) 20:42, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
Hi Herzi Pinki, this should not happen any more. --Schlurcher (talk) 05:33, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for bot work

Removed duplicate headings just lovely! Palosirkka (talk) 10:45, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

Uploadassisent und Schlurcherbot

Hallo, nicht das erste Mal, dass ich dieses Muster sehe: - stimmt etwas mit dem Uploadassistenten nicht? Gruß, --Burkhard (talk) 17:41, 19 October 2018 (UTC)

Wrong licence and categories on File:NASA Atmospheric river AsiaNA2017 10 26.jpg


Your bot has wikified this image but some information in it are wrong and should be changed:

  1. This image is from NASA and the licence should be {{PD-USGov-NASA}}
  2. The categories on this image should ONLY be :

All the others are unrelated and/or too vague.

Since the image is protected, I cannot do it myself. Do you know whom to contact for that?

Pierre cb (talk) 14:11, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

FYI: bot made useless edit

IMHO here. --Palosirkka (talk) 11:32, 14 December 2018 (UTC)

Doppelte Kategorien

Hallo Schlurcher, kann man eigentlich Kategorien-Doppelungen irgendwie erkennen außer auf "String-Ebene"? Vor allem würde ich nämlich gerne Kategorien entfernen, die schon durch Templates hinzugefügt werden. Gruß, --Arnd (talk) 10:14, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

Ich habe dazau leider auch noch keine Möglichkeit gefunden. Mein Bot entfernt nur doppelte Kategorien, wenn diese direkt auf der Seite eingebunden sind. --Schlurcher (talk) 20:56, 22 December 2018 (UTC)

Bad edits by SchlurcherBot

Hi Schlurcher, mistaken edits like [14] or [15] should be avoided as they destroy tables. Thanks and kind regards, AFBorchert (talk) 05:58, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Thanks. I will fix this. --Schlurcher (talk) 17:42, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

The page on Gautam Moitra on Wikimedia Commons

I don't know what you mean by bot operator but it contains all valid and authentic information about me and my works. Gautam Moitra (talk) 15:46, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

somewhat strange Bot Edit

See [16] - don't know if this int-description was ever correct at a time but it should have been replaced by the bot, not simply adding int-filedesc above it. --Denniss (talk) 11:59, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

That's correct. I will fix this. --Schlurcher (talk) 12:46, 22 April 2019 (UTC)

Grouping categories at the bottom

Is that right? Categories ARE at the bottom, your bot is moving them out of the sections (commented).<!-- Metadata categories --> out of here <!-- Content categories --> and all in here Macuser (talk) 19:21, 27 April 2019 (UTC)

Do you have a link? --Schlurcher (talk) 19:37, 27 April 2019 (UTC)
[17] Macuser (talk) 15:01, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
This should not have happened. I have corrected this now and it will not perform these edits any more. Originally, the bot ignored comments after a category. Now it ignores them before and after a category. --Schlurcher (talk) 18:06, 1 May 2019 (UTC)
👍Macuser (talk) 07:27, 8 May 2019 (UTC)