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Adding the Information template to files that don't have itEdit

Hi again :) As part of the File metadata cleanup drive, I'm working to add the {{Information}} template to the ~700,000 files that don't have it, so that the information can be accessed easily. This is a complex undertaking, but there are small tasks we can take on to make incremental progress.

An easy group of files to start with are those like this one, whose description page basically consists of:

== {{int:filedesc}} ==

< Some description >

== {{int:license-header}} ==

{{Self| <some licence(s) }}

< categories >

In this case, it's relatively easy to add the {{Information}} template:

  • add the information template under == {{int:filedesc}} ==
  • move the existing description to the Information template's Description field
  • add the name of the uploader as the author (since it's their own work)
  • add {{own}} as the source
  • add the date from EXIF data, if available, otherwise leave blank.

This will work for only a subset of the files missing the {{Information}} template, but we have to start somewhere :) (Pinging Multichill, MGA73, Amir and Keegan per previous discussions.) Guillaume (WMF) (talk) 00:50, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

I will fix this. Amir (talk) 12:05, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
I have been adding Category:Media missing infobox template and thinking about this issue. I was also trying to discuss it at VP, see here. I think we should use divide and conquer approach I would propose the following:
  1. Mark the files by adding them to Category:Media missing infobox template what will allow everybody to see the files.
  2. Some files likely have information template but have some syntax errors, those I try to place in Category:Pages using Information template with parsing errors
  3. I would propose to first give the original uploaders a chance to fix the files. We can do that by writing a standard message, which without any threat of deletion, ask for help whit bringing those files up to current standards. We should have one message per uploader with a list of all the files that need infoboxes. Many of the images without infobox templates are from the early days of Commons and many of those people might not be around anymore. We should also advise them on the use of VisualFileChange gadget or requesting specific tasks to be done by bots at Commons:Bots/Work requests.
  4. Many files have all the info just not in the right form, for example File:Orchis militaris flowers.jpg or File:St Germain des Prés fenêtre.jpg. We might be able to recognize some patterns used and fill {{information}} based on that.
  5. Some images were moved from wikipedia, like File:St michaelis.jpg and have no information about the photographer. we would need to look the information up on EN-WP to find the name of the original uploader.
  6. Some images imply "own" work by the uploader, like File:MaisonHonfleur1.jpg or File:Pinus pinaster female.jpg, but do not actually say it. If the files have EXIF data and templates like {{PD-self}} or {{GFDL}}, {{self}}, I think it might be OK to fill the {{Information}} with {{own}} and the name of the first uploader and the EXIF date.
  7. Some files have some home-brewed infobox templates that are not maintained or recognized
  8. Many {{PD-old}} files should use {{Artwork}} instead of {{Information}}, for example File:Leonardo da Vinci Grotesque Heads.jpg.
  9. I do not know what to do with, files like File:Ruins at Delfi.JPG. User should have been advised that he needs to send the permission to OTRS, but 10 years ago when he uploded the image OTRS mostly dealt with handling emails from the public not permissions.
Once we deal with a lot of "easy" cases we can asses what is left. --Jarekt (talk) 16:46, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Jarekt! That's a great plan. Should we discuss the details elsewhere or is here ok? Guillaume (WMF) (talk) 18:35, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
I would just keep the discussion here. I was trying to have this discussion on VP and Commons talk:Structured data, but nobody wanted to talk about it, so this place seems better. By the way Category:Items with OTRS permission missing infobox template seems like are distinctive enough to warrant a separate category. --Jarekt (talk) 18:58, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
My approach is to fix easy cases and evolve the script as we handle more complex cases. Amir (talk) 19:49, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
Amir, I am slowly working on step #1 adding Category:Media missing infobox template and more specific subdirectories, so far I am ~5% done. You can start with those files or have your own way of generating the list of files with no infoboxes. It should not be hard as I added {{Infobox template tag}} to all infobox templates (other than {{Information}}) so any file that do not have {{Infobox template tag}} or {{Information}} is likely not to have an infobox. So maybe you want to tackle cases where author, source and possibly date and the description are present, and unambiguous to a human reader (case #4), than you can develop regexp rules to detect them and place them in the correct fields. Some of those rules can be "borrowed" from toollabs:add-information. But the bot should skip unusual cases. Many of the uploads are by the same users which might follow the same pattern and we could process few more prolific users with a custom set of rules. --Jarekt (talk) 20:37, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
ُThank you for your hints, I'll use them and probably work on case #4 Amir (talk) 21:01, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

It would also be helpful to have toollabs:add-information fixed. Currently, it occasionally destroys section headers and other parts of the code. --Leyo 17:14, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Agreed; I'll reach out to Magnus and follow up here. Guillaume (WMF) (talk) 18:35, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

I finished the script that fixes cases that they consists only language templates (example 1, example 2) Is it okay to start with them? Amir (talk) 09:01, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

That is good, however are you going to be able skip cases which are clearly not "own work", like File:FSO ok 1974r.jpg. Also Files with only language templates might have date, author, source which are not the same. Do you attempt to recognize those? --Jarekt (talk) 09:38, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
It skips when the template:Self is not used and if the language template consists several lines (instead of one). Is that enough? Amir (talk) 11:06, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
I think that limiting it to files using {{Self}} is enough. Could you also remove Category:Media missing infobox template, in case the file has it? (you might be doing it already). Thanks --Jarekt (talk) 17:11, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
I don't remove self template. Should we remove it? Amir (talk) 21:23, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
I am sorry, I forgot : and Category:Media missing infobox template did not show up. I meant to remove that category. --Jarekt (talk) 03:30, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes, It does remove them Amir (talk) 08:46, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Next step: One line long descriptions: Commons:Bots/Requests/Dexbot_5 Amir (talk) 02:18, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Btw I found that there might be some uploads with "self"-templates which are not "self" by the uploader because they were transferred from other wiki's. See this one for an example. Some big uploaders (bots and users) have been busy with file transferring in the early days and should at least be exempt when using this method to add information templates. Mvg, Basvb (talk) 12:26, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

An example patternEdit

@Ladsgroup:@Guillaume (WMF):Last month under my "normal" account I went through and cleaned up a couple hundred file pages by hand looking for such patterns. Here's an easy(ish) test case for a bot to take on:

RHaworth has/had a bunch of old (2005/6ish) uploads that need formatting. They're pretty easy to do by hand, but even so there's still 61 files left that need completed; I did the other half by hand. The list is on this labs page. I can copy the file names over if need be. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 21:16, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

@Keegan (WMF): on File:All_Saints,_Beeston_Regis.jpg why did you put User:RHaworth as the author, when the text was clear that it is actually User:Stavros1 (Mark Hobbs)? --99of9 (talk) 23:22, 11 December 2014 (UTC)
@99of9: because I made a mistake there. I've fixed it, thanks for pointing it out :) Keegan (talk) 03:54, 12 December 2014 (UTC)

Dutch wiktionary patternEdit

There are 130.000 pronounciation uploads from wiktionary on commons, a few thousand (my estimate would be around 7000-15000) don't have information templates. Most of these are uploaded with the same pattern. There are uploads by different uploaders with different patterns. In this edit I change the filedescription of a file by GerardM (which have similar patterns), the description was created by me (but could be generated based on the title. The words "eigen opname" (meaning: own recording) are added in slightly different formats, besides that there is not really a lot of info on the images. This one might be an easy one to add templates to and also a pretty big one. Mvg, Basvb (talk) 00:13, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

In smaller numbers this holds for other languages as well (en, pt I've seen). Mvg, Basvb (talk) 12:04, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
I will fix this for Dutch pronunciations by the weekend Amir (talk) 02:23, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

9154 files of Dutch pronunciations didn't have Information template. Now 8588 more files have it (so 566 still needs to be fixed. I'll do that too) Amir (talk) 05:37, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Nice work, with those numbers we can work very well! Mvg, Basvb (talk) 11:28, 19 December 2014 (UTC)


A list of books (with more than 100 files) which have no infobox template and could probably use some automated adding of the book-template. Most books have a few hundred pages and thus we are looking at a few hundred files per listed book. Basvb (talk) 00:17, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

I can finish the Book categories. I have a system going that adds book templates with unique page numbers so you can page through the files. The only slow down is that I am creating book templates and often creator templates as I go. --Jarekt (talk) 20:28, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done That was a good find and since all the files already use Template:LA2-NSRW, it was also easy to fix. --Jarekt (talk) 05:02, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

I can do those, since I have some script for adding page numbers so one can page through the book, but I would appreciate help with the book templates, like {{L'Odyssée}} or {{Nietzsche's Werke, III}}, since they are the most time consuming especially since I do not speak any of the languages. --Jarekt (talk) 05:04, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I can do the templates in a few days. Mvg, Basvb (talk) 12:01, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
Btw, is there any fix for the fact that all (or a lot) books with booktemplates end up in Category:Files with no machine-readable source and Category:Files with no machine-readable author? Basvb (talk) 12:03, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
Template:L'Ile des Pingouins is done (I'll add them to the relevant lines of the books from here on). Basvb (talk) 14:05, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
Smiley.svg Thank you --Jarekt (talk) 18:13, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! I've also left a message to the French Wikisource community to see if they can help to create the book templates. Guillaume (WMF) (talk) 18:21, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
@Guillaume (WMF): Thank you, althought my French is limited exactly to the understanding of book covers. I've a question, is it possible to generate from the data about files without infobox which users have uploaded a lot of files (let's take over 100) or a lot of files in one category? This would help a lot in finding books like these and other patterns which can be fixed easily. Mvg, Basvb (talk) 21:13, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
Basvb: Sorry for the delay on this; I'm still new to SQL queries, so it took me a little time. The list you asked for is now available and I'll set it up to be refreshed every day. You might want to download the file to your computer to avoid encoding errors if you open it in your browser. I see familiar names in the list, like MarcBot (used for many of the books discussed above) and G.dallorto (that you mentioned below), so I'm reasonably confident that it's what you're after. Let me know if I can do anything else! Guillaume (WMF) (talk) 01:22, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
Guillaume (WMF): Thank you very much, that makes it much easier to search for the big fish, which will save the people who work on this file by file a lot of work. If we for example fix all files of uploaders with over 1000 uploads (without infobox) than we have the first 200k done. About the anything else, I indeed had another idea, depending on how hard it is a good way to find similar uploads is when the lists are sortable on uploaddate, but I can be busy with the this uploader list for a while. Mvg, Basvb (talk) 09:08, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
Basvb: I've made another query. You can now download a list of the files missing machine-readable metadata, grouped by user, and with the timestamp. Warning: this is a ~40 MB text file so some browsers may have issues with it. I suggest you download it to your computer and open it with a spreadsheet application, so you can reorder the content more easily. For example, I imagine that you could select all the files from a given user, and reorder them by upload date to see if there are patterns. The file isn't being updated for now, but I can set it up if you think it would be useful. Guillaume (WMF) (talk) 19:08, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
Guillaume (WMF): Thank you, now I can get to the regexfixing. Update of the file is not really needed (until a big chunk is done). Mvg, Basvb (talk) 20:31, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

When I saw Guillaume's message on WS, I came here to see what I could do to help. I haven't check all these books, but the 1st one I looked (Category:Lettres de mon moulin), there is already a DjVu file from this same book edition: s:fr:Fichier:Daudet - Lettres de mon moulin.djvu... what is the usual procedure when we come around this kind of thing on Commons? is it considered as a duplicate? Thanks. --Ernest-Mtl (talk) 02:23, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

The DJVU Lettres de mon moulin file is misplaced in Wikisource, and has to be uploaded in Commons. There is a number of JPG book pages, such as Gustave Flaubert Category:Bouvard et Pécuchet, Category:L'Éducation sentimentale, Category:Madame Bovary, duplicates of DJVU; now Wikisource uses the DJVU and the JPG are no more useful. --Wuyouyuan (talk) 13:47, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
I do not think we have a policy on that but I am inclined to let the old files stay and the book template we use for them can be reused for the DjVu files, as I did with files in Category:Encyclopédie – Planches V1–9 (pages assemblées, DJVU). --Jarekt (talk) 03:19, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
I just realized you are talking about the case of some files on Commons which are the same as files on french wikisource. That is quite puzzling why is french wikisource hosting local files? Either way we are not going to delete our copy just because one of the projects has a local copy, and we still would try to add metadata to our copy. --Jarekt (talk) 03:27, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
The reason why I was asking the question is that we are actually moving all those files to commons. Some files from the early days of the projects were simply uploaded to WS. Furthermore, the quality of the djvu scans are a lot better than the jpg in the case of Lettres de mon moulin and I would, personaly, find it a waste of space to keep individual jpgs of a book that can be accessed in djvu, especially that the djvu format here on commons allows people to save individual pages into jpgs on their computer if they can't open a djvu file... That's the reason why I was asking what was the procedure here, before doing something that would not have been considered correct. If someone is to waste time on these 200 some jpgs files, it won't be me as I consider these files useless duplicates. --Ernest-Mtl (talk) 15:07, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
In such a case once the DjVu file is copied you should nominate the jpegs for deletion as poorer quality duplicates. --Jarekt (talk) 15:16, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes, except when the JPEG are not easily available. That was (is?) the case for the Encyclopédie files. Regards, Yann (talk) 17:46, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

One thing that I noticed is that most of the files here are uploads by User:MarcBot for french wikisource and all (as far as I noticed) were unused and replaced by DjVu files. The book images are often incomplete concentrating on the pages with "text" and skipping the title pages, tables of content, etc. We usually do not remove files which are not identical duplicates but in this case thase are truly unusable files, since better versions uploaded latter exist. --Jarekt (talk) 04:51, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes. The fact that most files are from MarcBot is because I looked at all the uploads from this bot. I don't know what's the best plan for the images. Mvg, Basvb (talk) 13:21, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Over 500 images by G.dallortoEdit

There are over 500 images by G.dallorto without information templates which have some basic pattern, dates in exif-data and mainly have a self-license. Seems like a pattern which could be matched. Example edit: here (media missing information template cat should also be removed). Basvb (talk) 00:30, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

My bot will fix this pattern and similar. I'm waiting for approval. Amir (talk) 18:58, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done Amir (talk) 12:29, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
A lot of files in Category:Società Umanitaria (Milan) aren't done yet. Mvg, Basvb (talk) 19:56, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
their pattern was a little bit different, my bot fixes them too now and it finishes them soon Amir (talk) 19:48, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
I see now that this user has images with a lot of different patterns (just heavily active) thus processing all of those by both isn't really suitable, it'll just be part of other botbatches if it fits. Thus lets close this request. Mvg, Basvb (talk) 22:32, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

over 500 images by LalupaEdit

over 500 architectural shots with one sentence text description.[1] some with move table.[2] Slowking4Farmbrough's revenge 23:15, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Thank you! Amir, do you think your bot could take care of those? Guillaume (WMF) (talk) 20:59, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
This user has uploaded 4225 files, I'm investigating Amir (talk) 14:04, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
I fixed about 400 cases, there are some more complex cases that need to be taken care of. Amir (talk) 04:14, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Cleaning up Special:ListFiles/MaksimEdit

The description pages of files transferred to Commons by Maksim are usually a mess. Since there are so many, it would be good if rough cleanups (example) could be made by a bot. --Leyo 23:27, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

A lot of these have no infobox templates, I was working on the uploads from uploaders with a lot of images without infobox templates. From this user there are 3900 files without infobox, however to me they proved a bit too difficult to use some general patterns. I couldn't really find good patterns for imported files yet because the original files were also formatted in different manners. But maybe some general stuff can be done by bot. Mvg, Basvb (talk) 23:39, 28 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes, it's probably not an easy task. The common Esperanto phrase (using insource:/La bildo estas kopiita de wikipedia/ insource:/La originala priskribo estas/ even ~4600 files are being found) can surely replaced by bot. The same applies to categories copied from Wikipedia. --Leyo 00:31, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
IMHO the cleanup step may be done separate from the addition of the information template. --Leyo 18:18, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Fixing US Navy VIRIN linksEdit

Just came across Commons:Deletion requests/File:US Navy 100513-N-1926C-114 Information Systems Technicians 2nd Class Steffan Escobar and Jomar Romero drop off items at the E-Waste and Recyclable Appliance Turn-In event.jpg. Apparently the problem is that the source link that was given at the file led to nowhere. The problem is that the US Navy website has changed their URLs. Looking and spot-checking Category:Files created by the United States Navy with known IDs, it appears to me that this problem affects the whole category.

Could some bot take care of this substitution over all files in Category:Files created by the United States Navy with known IDs? s/\bhttp:\/\/www\.navy\.mil\/view_single\.asp\?id=/http:\/\/www\.navy\.mil\/view_image\.asp\?id=/g

Lupo 14:43, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Using a template might be a good idea in order to avoid further disturbance with websites changes? Jean-Fred (talk) 15:35, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes. They use {{ID-USMil}}, but the URL is passed as parameter, not coded in the template. I don't know why; maybe the URLs for the different services are too different. Lupo 17:22, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
I have been aware of DoD changes in websites, I have not invested much time in working it all out yet. If someone works out a better way of using the VIRINs to link to sources please do add guidance to Commons:VIRIN. I would he happy to catch up with whatever we establish as best practice for my uploads, though it may take me a couple of months. For DoD sources this is around 50,000 images. -- (talk) 19:20, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
For mass uploads, I would suggest creating wrapper templates around ID-USMil that do contain the URL and only take the VIRIN and the site-specific identifier as parameter. For instance, for all those images, we could have a template {{|100513-N-1926C-114|85516}} implemented as {{ID-USMil|{{{1}}}|Navy|url={{{2}}}}}. And likewise for other sites we import lots of photos from. That way, we only have to change the appropriate template if the URL changes again in the future. Lupo 20:20, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Anyone? here's again a DR where that broken link caused confusion. Lupo 15:41, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
    • If anyone has a bit of time to research how the websites are changed, it would be helpful if this could be added here. Implementation can always be someone else. I would look into this, and may do eventually if nobody else touches it, but I am committed to several urgent and largish volunteer tasks on my backlog to look at first. -- (talk) 16:09, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
    • Note the same issue has been affecting citations on the English Wikipedia. Refer to en:Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Military history#Naval Historical and Heritage Command website (U.S. Navy). -- (talk) 16:42, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Uploads from FlickrEdit

Hi, This is a treasure. Hundreds of pictures with high educational value and a free license. Could someone with a bot take care of this? Thanks in advance. Regards, Yann (talk) 22:05, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

@Yann: any categories to sort into (eg. check categories)? --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 07:44, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
Some photos you can find here Category:Photographs by Carole Raddato --Butko (talk) 10:33, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
@Zhuyifei1999, Butko: Thanks for this. Wow, did you upload them all already? Regards, Yann (talk) 14:07, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
I uploaded about 3 thousand today. In Flickr stream - 20,552 photos, in category 10 893 photos --Butko (talk) 17:24, 16 January 2015 (UTC)
✓ Should be running Long filenames will be replaced by "Carole Raddato" instead --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 06:06, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks again. I started reviewing them, and nominated for deletion some information boards taken in countries when there is no FoP. Regards, Yann (talk) 11:08, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

Fix broken escaping in recent UploadWizard uploadsEdit


UploadWizard recently started to replace | with &#124; in file descriptions, to avoid accidental truncation of descriptions, per T78336. As it turns out, this was not a good idea. The behavior has been reverted, but files uploaded from Tuesday until now (2015-01-13 -- 2015-01-16) might have broken descriptions. Could someone go through the files which were uploaded in this period and are in Category:Uploaded with UploadWizard, and do a &#124; -> | replacement?

thanks! --Tgr (WMF) (talk) 00:20, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

I'll take care of this with User:OgreBot 2. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:54, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
✓ Done 278 pages updated. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:06, 18 January 2015 (UTC)


I have raised this matter through the Commons OTRS mail queue. My email address has been reviewed against the source of the files and I have been directed here for resolution.

For the image listed at Category:Images_by_Rob_Lavinsky (there are over 50k files) I am requesting that someone can undertake a task on my behalf.

Every image in that category currently directs to the wrong source due to a website relaunch performed recently, and those links direct to a password protected source. Source links should all go to somewhere on, not Many of these photos are currently directing to that need to be redirected systematically to but some direct to and need to be modified to go to

Additionally, we need to modify the descriptions slightly so it isn't exactly the same as the text on our website because it is hurting us in terms of SEO. This can be done systematically based on information already uploaded, or if there is a better way (if I get a csv of all of the images/info, I can fix the desc and send back to be uploaded and overwritten... What can I do to help? Thanks!

I guess we need to create {{Rob_Lavinsky_source}} template taking some numeric ID which will display correct link, and run a bot to change all files to use that template. I would also replace {{Images by Rob Lavinsky}} with {{Rob Lavinsky cc-by-sa}} and Category:Images by Rob Lavinsky. --Jarekt (talk) 14:28, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
At the moment is not online while is. For example File:Acanthite-221197.jpg link to works just fine while File:Acanthite-Barite-ma74a.jpg 2 links to are broken. --Jarekt (talk) 13:09, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Commons:Database reports/Unbelievable life spansEdit

This database report has not been updated for several months since the bot is inactive. Is there anyone who is willing to take over this task? --Leyo 13:08, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

It is however there is no namespace table in the database. The database to work around is broken (see --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:28, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Meadia in Category:Bundesstraßen numbersEdit

Hello. Most of the descriptions of those images don't have an information box and the licence is wrong. To repair that, the pages shoudt have the box (same box for all, current date can be adjusted):

|description    =
{{de|Bundesdeutsche Bundesstraßennummer. Version von Zeichen 401 der dt. StVO}}
{{en|German Federal Road (Bundesstraße) number signet. Version of the German road sign Nr. 401}}
|date           = 2015-01-18
|source         = German law ("Straßenverkehrs-Ordnung")
|author         = The Federal Government of Germany.
|permission     = {{PD-VzKat}}
|other_versions =

and shoudt be taken from Category:Media missing infobox template. Other categories can stay. Any other text can be erased. As an example look at File:Bundesstraße 200 number.svg. Antonsusi (talk) 19:29, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Correcting language templatesEdit

Hi bots, there are (many) photos at Commons, such as File:Պուշկինի լեռնանցք 19.jpg, that contain a language template (in the description) which is obviously not correct. In special case there are only Armenian letters why it is impossible that its English. Wouldn't it be great to correct such templates where all contained letters do not fit to the letters of the template language? Thanks, --Arnd (talk) 10:11, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Add date categories to my uploadsEdit

I've just discovered Category:Photographs by date and would like to have its subcategories added to my uploads. This will take a while if I do it manually, as I've uploaded over twelve thousand pictures. Could a bot do it? I'm imagining that the bot goes one-by-one through most of my uploads (details below), adding a date category only when the image uses {{Information}}, and using the date supplied in the |Date= parameter. Bonus points if the bot logs all images that don't use {{Information}} and all images that use the template but don't have anything in the data parameter or have something in it that's not precisely YYYY-MM-DD (example of this), and then gives me the full logs for both types so that I can check them and fix them if necessary. I've started adding date categories to new uploads (example), so it should also check to see if an image is already in a date category and ignore ones that are. Since they're not broken, there's no need to log these images.

I was imagining that the bot would go through every image in eight categories; it should ignore things I've uploaded that aren't in any of these categories, and it should add a date to anything uploaded by someone else that's in one of these categories. The categories in question are Category:Aerial pictures by User:Nyttend, Category:Building-centered pictures by User:Nyttend, Category:Community pictures by User:Nyttend, Category:Highway pictures by User:Nyttend, Category:Miscellaneous images by User:Nyttend, Category:Portraits by User:Nyttend, Category:Scenery pictures by User:Nyttend, Category:Signs by User:Nyttend.

Thanks! Nyttend (talk) 02:48, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

URLs rename requestEdit

The Railway Site of Sergey Bolashenko has changed its domain name from to All links in descriptions of photos from this site (link) need to be replaced with The description of Template: Bolachenko would be fixed too.

Xenotron (talk) 07:51, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Why not using VisualFileChange.js? --Arnd (talk) 15:50, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
VisualFileChange.js allows working only with page, user or category. For example, I already fixed links in Category:Photographs_by_Serguei_Bolachenko, which contains only 141 files from that site, but the search result gives 251. I don't know how to load search result page into this editor. Xenotron (talk) 16:57, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done. All description links fixed Xenotron (talk) 19:54, 26 January 2015 (UTC)