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Reason: filetype not supported (iff)[edit]

Lieber Steinsplitter, der Rotate-Bot sagt z.B. bei dieser Datei, "Dieses Bild kann von SteinsplitterBot nicht automatisch gedreht werden." mit der Begründung "Reason: filetype not supported (iff)". Die Begründung lässt mich vermuten, dass der tatsächliche Dateityp "tiff" nicht erkannt wird. Ist das so? --Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 12:16, 9 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tiff wird derzeit nicht unterstützt da es noch einige Probleme zu beheben gibt. Das iff ist nur ein Platzhalter, da das Dateiformat an sich nicht freigeschaltet ist. lg --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:52, 18 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Face-smile.svg Thank you. Sebastian Wallroth (talk) 19:01, 27 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wiki Science Competition 2021 has started[edit]

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Template:Edit request/List[edit]

Hi! Recently your bot’s edits to Template:Edit request/List are marked as minor. This suppresses notification emails about the edits, which is annoying and is against the goal of making edit requests more visible. Could you please disable the minor edit flag?

Speaking of this page, Category:Commons protected edit requests has five subcategories, of which only two are listed. Could you also list Category:Commons protected edit requests (protection level)‎, Category:Commons protected edit requests (semi protected)‎ and Category:Commons protected edit requests (template protected)‎—or maybe tell the bot to list all subcategories it finds, to make it more future-proof? Thanks in advance! —Tacsipacsi (talk) 22:28, 28 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can't rotate image[edit]

Hello Steinsplitter,

There is a problem rotating File:Ystad R142 Forum Marinum Bofors 57 mm 4 (cropped).JPG: "This image can't be rotated automatically by SteinsplitterBot. Reason: filetype not supported (jpg)". Could you check what is wrong? MKFI (talk) 07:13, 29 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fixed. Thank you for reporting. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:58, 29 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wiki Science Competition 2021 in Switzerland[edit]

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Dear uploader of Wiki Loves Earth in Switzerland and Wiki Loves Monuments in Switzerland, we would like to remind you that Wiki Science Competition 2021 has started in the whole world. It is now open in your country until December, 15th.

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Alexmar983 (promotion team and academic committee) using MediaWiki message delivery--18:52, 29 November 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi, SteinsplitterBot tagged 4 images (1, 2, 3, 4) as "uncategorized (Only orphaned categories found..)" even though the "orphan" category it found was not actually orphan. I suspect this might be a bug. Golden (talk) 17:15, 11 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, Indeed. There is some kind of lag, will look into. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:42, 11 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello. Template:PermissionTicket/Users/raw needs an update. Thanks 4nn1l2 (talk) 12:29, 15 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The old name was Template:OTRS/Users/raw.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 12:37, 15 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is no longer possible due to the replicas redesign. The script needs a re write. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:35, 15 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merry Christmas[edit]

Зима Савинац 1.jpg Merry Christmas Steinsplitter

Hi Steinsplitter, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas
and a very happy and healthy New Year,
Thank you for all your contributions to Wikipedia,
   –Davey2010Talk 18:18, 23 December 2021 (UTC)

Share similar holiday wishes by adding {{subst:User:Davey2010/MerryChristmas}} to your friends' talk pages.

Thank you :) I wish you the same. Steinsplitter (talk) 19:20, 23 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How we will see unregistered users[edit]


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18:11, 4 January 2022 (UTC)


Ich habe im Dezember 2021 drei Dateien zu Löschung vorgeschlagen (Parteiwerbung). Nach einiger Zeit wurde diese auch gelöscht. Nun sind bei mir in der Bearbeitungszusammenfassung 3 gelöschte Seiten vorhanden. Warum werden die bei mir gezählt und nicht beim Hochlader der Dateien. Gruß nach Tirol ClausNe (talk) 19:51, 22 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dort auch, da du ja dadurch auch gelöschte Bearbeitungen hast. Das ist allerdings kein Problem und hat keine nachteile für dich. lg Steinsplitter (talk) 09:31, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Rotating TIF[edit]

Hi is it correct that TIFF files can't be rotated by this bot? The reason says "Deze afbeelding kan niet automatisch gedraaid worden door SteinsplitterBot" and "Reason: filetype not supported (iff)". Since "iff" is not a known filetype to me but sounds like part of "tiff", I wanted to check in to see if the impossibility is just because of a typo somewhere in the code. ty Peli (talk) 14:45, 29 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi @Pelikana: , Tiff is supported by the bot but i have disable it, because the bot is running out of RAM on labs. We have to wait, until this issue is resolved upstream. --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:55, 29 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok, thank you for doing this job. Peli (talk) 14:57, 29 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi, something is broken with Template:PermissionTicket/Users/raw. See User:SteinsplitterBot last edit. --Jarekt (talk) 05:01, 31 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, Changes at ... how the replicas are working now :(. It is on my to do. Best Steinsplitter (talk) 09:32, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello again! Someone have changed Delinker's password (about 23rd january). I will try to figure out who and how, but in the meantime do you have any ide what email may have the bot set, where the recovery could be performed? --grin 19:53, 5 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is strange - i haven't changed the PW, likely something with bot password has changed. There is the mail from one of my labs account set (it was recovered years ago after the old operator went inactive). Will thy to figure out whats going on, one sec. Steinsplitter (talk) 09:16, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The password is always the same: Group: General, Title: Delinquent, Password: *, Creation Time: 02.03.2017 19:53:45, Last Modification Time: 02.03.2017 19:53:45. I just tested it, and was able to login. Likely there is a issue with bot password. I send you the password by mail, please confirm. Best Steinsplitter (talk) 09:19, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
BTW, Special:BotPasswords/delinquent, Screenshot Steinsplitter (talk) 09:26, 6 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Updating request[edit]

Hello Steinsplitter, please update Commons:Categories for discussion/Recent changes if possible. If not I think the link to this page should be deleted at Commons:Categories for discussion. Thank you. @ GeorgHHtalk   19:03, 13 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bot stuck?[edit]

Hello, how are you doing?

The bot is not updating User:CommonsDelinker/commands since 21 feb 2022. However, I've noticed that the Delinker is working correctly. Cheers, Ruthven (msg) 08:28, 3 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi @Ruthven: , This is now fixed :) --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:02, 2 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks! Question: is there anything I can do to restart/fix the bot whenever I notice some issue like this without pinging you anytime? Ruthven (msg) 09:01, 4 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Generally the script is starting automatically. This time the cause was a deprecated function in the script, which has been replaced. Generally: If the script stops working, there must be a real problem. --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:00, 4 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Category:Media needing categories as of 15 December 2021[edit]

Hello Steinsplitter,

SteinsplitterBot has marked a large number of images as needing categories in 15 December 2021 when they are already in Category:NARA TIF images with categorized JPGs, not a hidden category as the bot seems to think. Can this be fixed? (It is resulting in users erroneous adding categories to the TIF files.)

Thanks, Krok6kola (talk) 15:35, 27 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The same problem has also occurred in Category:LC TIF images with categorized JPGs, as shown on User talk:Krok6kola#Misplaced images from the Library of Congress in a NARA category. I recommend that you remove the mark {{Uncategorized}} from all files in these two categories. --NearEMPTiness (talk) 19:35, 27 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Krok6kola: The bot was right, the category used to be hidden until 29 December. It may still make sense to remove the tags, but it’s not the bot’s fault, and you may get faster response at Commons:Bots/Work requests. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 23:49, 27 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Tacsipacsi: , I know, the hiding was removed by User:Pi.1415926535 on my account because I was categorizing too many TIF files. But there is no way to get those files out that I know of, except one by one. Meanwhile users add categories because they think they are not categorized, and I am so very tired of dealing with it! Krok6kola (talk) 00:08, 28 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just reverting, what other users do in good faith, without even leaving a statement in the comments, is not a suitable long-term solution. I am not aware of any discussions or decisions whether these *.tif files should be categorised or not. However, if not, then they should not be marked as {{Uncategorized}}, please. --NearEMPTiness (talk) 05:26, 28 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Krok6kola: You wrote SteinsplitterBot has marked […] images […] when they are already in […] not a hidden category as the bot seems to think. I assumed good faith and thought that you don’t know about this edit. Otherwise it’s just a plain false claim: the bot thought that it was a hidden category because it indeed was a hidden category at that point. If I was the bot owner, I probably wouldn’t want to clean up things after you’ve knowingly falsely accused the bot of misbehaving. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 10:08, 29 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Tacsipacsi: See my reply to you above: I was quite aware when User:Pi.1415926535 made the category visible. I just wanted to know if there was an easier way of getting the files out because there were 5000 files not categorized 15 December 2021. This discourages users who categorize. (I know, being one of those myself.) Please do not make unwarranted accusations. I have the greatest respect for Steinsplitter and SteinsplitterBot and have expressed that to him previously. Krok6kola (talk) 13:11, 29 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Krok6kola: I’m glad you have the greatest respect for Steinsplitter, but I really can’t understand the above quoted sentence in any other way than accusing the bot of misbehavior. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 23:46, 29 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Tacsipacsi: You are free to see it that way if you like, but Steinsplitter and SteinsplitterBot had helped me with a similar problem in 2021 (see his Archives for last year) and I thought perhaps he could help me again. Krok6kola (talk) 01:39, 30 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi, Sorry for the late reply. I can batch remove the uncat template from files in cat "NARA TIF images with categorized JPGs". Please let me know if this is needed. Wish you a happy weekend --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:14, 2 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Steinsplitter, tt is much reduced to 2,369 total. So something went well since I only removed 20 or so. The remaining seem unrelated to "NARA TIF images with categorized JPGs". Thanks for whatever happened! Seems no more is needed. Krok6kola (talk) 02:05, 3 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
From my point of view, {{Uncategorized}} should be removed from files that are categorized as "NARA TIF images with categorized JPGs" and from those in Category:LC TIF images with categorized JPGs, please. --NearEMPTiness (talk) 18:57, 2 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:16, 3 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you very much, indeed. --NearEMPTiness (talk) 06:03, 4 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Steinsplitter, amazing that you could accomplish all that with a bit of mysterious script. Thanks so much! Krok6kola (talk) 18:41, 4 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Some more realtime communication form? :-)[edit]

Hello! There seem to be weird things happening on the droolforge delinquent account, and I suspect that git makes fun of us. To stay on the safe side I have moved away .git directory to prevent it from killing the bot again.

Are you accessible through any form of instant messaging, like me on matrix (, xmpp (, irc (on demand), google chat, else? --grin 15:51, 16 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, That is fine :), Irc. best Steinsplitter (talk) 15:54, 16 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Steinsplitter - can you remember the location where you took File:Lärchenast (Larix).jpg please? Or any other photos of the same tree, preferably including cones? Was it a planted tree, or growing naturally? With some more details, there's a good chance it can be identified to species. Danke! - MPF (talk) 19:49, 24 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Commons:File renaming/Stats[edit]

Hi Steinsplitter, your bot didn't update, it only changed a few things in the follow of order. These are the same numbers as yesterday. Regards, - Richardkiwi (talk) (talk) 11:22, 4 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Solved, it updated today! - Richardkiwi (talk) (talk) 11:30, 5 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]



I am messaging you because a contest for a sound logo for Wikimedia is being developed and your opinion as a Wikimedia Commons admin is appreciated. My team would like to know if it is possible for the top finalist sound logos in the contest to have attribution temporarily hidden from public view until all the votes are final? The idea is to let the public judge the sound logo contestants based on the merit of the logo, not the person or people who made it. Again, any feedback is appreciated.

Thank you,

VGrigas (WMF) (talk) 18:14, 17 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Category discussion warning

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In all cases, please do not take the category discussion personally. It is never intended as such. Thank you!

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