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A vote of support[edit]

For what's worth, I believe the Metapedians were way out of line with their dismissive attitude and thinly-veiled threats. As I stated on the Administrator's Noticeboard, the issues you've raised are of vital importance and should not be pushed aside under the catch-all phrase of "Not Censored". I seriously hope you'll reconsider your leave of absence: as far as I can see, you're not "too close to the problem"; you're one of the few people to grasp the full implications of the proposed age filter and - unlike many others - are capable of approaching it with a clear head and a rational mind. All the best. AshFriday (talk) 01:09, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

AshFriday, I've spoken to ShakespeareFan00 since leaving and I'm sure he'll appreciate your kind words. I'd like to clarify that both mine and Nick's opinions were not based only on the one incident. SF00 understands there are basic levels of competence and trust required and is worried that he is not currently due to his moral and legal panics able to maintain them. I'm sure he will return in the near future with a fresh pair of eyes once his break is over and rediscover the Excellent community that WikiMedia Projects have. — Preceding unsigned comment added by RhinosF1 (talk • contribs) 06:46, 17 March 2019 (UTC)


Books like File:The apple- king of fruits (IA applekingoffruit00powe).pdf that are published in the US before 1925 do not need any review. The fact that authors may have lived on later into the 20th C. is not relevant in US law, the work is public domain by default. It's only relevant to start questioning death dates for non-US publications before 1925.

Unfortunately there's no consistent way of testing for country of publication in the IA metadata. -- (talk) 22:30, 20 June 2020 (UTC)

@: . With that one it wasn't clear from the metadata, when the exact publication date was. If there's a more appropriate tag to say this metadata may be incomplete...
I was using {{Placeholder date}} to mark very ambiguous dates, Placing the category that adds to pages into the appropriate maintenance category and backlogs would be appreciated.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 07:42, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
The discussions at Commons:Village_pump/Proposals#Mass_"Evacuation"_copy_of_Public_domain_resources_from_Internet_Archive_to_Commons. also seem to be moving in a certain direction. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 07:44, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
If we are talking hundreds of books with not-good metadata but are very probably unlikely to be challenged as public domain, it may be simpler to create our own housekeeping category like Category:Books uploaded from Internet Archive with incomplete dates or other metadata. Someone prepared to surf to WorldCat or visit the source archives, may then be able to double check before removing from the housekeeping backlog. -- (talk) 09:50, 21 June 2020 (UTC)
@: That might be a good idea anyway. Although a concern raised in the linked proposal was to do with the time , potential reviewers and researchers have to undertake such reviews and research anyway. {{Placeholder date}} was a pragmatic response to an immediate issue, it isn't necessarily intended as permanent long term answer. 10:22, 21 June 2020 (UTC)


There are a fair number of un-uploadable files. Apart from size, I'm not sure how they might be identified automatically. Here's the first automated upload fork with now 9 persistant residuals (just re-trying them while writing this, it's had 4 tries so far):

001 motionpicturenew121unse    252.7 MB (☒ 4) 
002 motionpicturenew153unse    138.3 MB (☒ 4) 
003 motionpicturenew171unse    259.9 MB (☒ 4) 
004 motionpicturenew172unse    327.3 MB (☒ 4) 
005 motionpicturenew192unse_0  332.9 MB (☒ 4) 
006 motionpicturenew212unse    183.3 MB (☒ 4) 
007 radi19241101219241925radi  318.7 MB (☒ 4) 
008 radio192317919231924radi   278.3 MB (☒ 4) 
009 talkingmachinewo13bill     274.4 MB (☒ 4) 

Any thoughts on what might connect these? Note that for #9, someone has left a review comment saying the jp2000 zip was corrupted. -- (talk) 12:02, 10 July 2020 (UTC)

I do not know why these might be residuals... 12:11, 10 July 2020 (UTC)
More usefully User talk:Fæ/IA books/residuals is now automatically created. Anyone that wants to try different upload methods, might find this a handy backlog to attempt. -- (talk) 11:10, 20 July 2020 (UTC)


Any thoughts on File:Medical Heritage Library (IA b30417983).pdf? It's not rendering, but this may be a failure at the IA end as though it's viewable in the IA site itself, when I try to look at the PDF in my browser using the IA PDF download link, it's all blanks too, plus the file size looks suspiciously small. -- (talk) 07:57, 21 July 2020 (UTC)

Would suggest re-generating this from the original scans locally, if you can get a torrent. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 08:01, 21 July 2020 (UTC)