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Me Me, too

Latest pic: Chicago

Some of my uploadsEdit

Category:Quality images by User:Dschwen

Current projectsEdit

On Wiki
Off Wiki

My botsEdit

I'm the developer/operator of three bots

  • User:QICbot (ec) handles image promotions, tagging, archival, and user notifications at COM:QIC
  • User:VICbot (ec) handles image promotion, tagging, bookkeeping, and user notifications at COM:VIC
  • User:DschwenBot (ec) runs on request and has performed tasks such as
    • extracting GPS coordinates from the EXIF data of uploaded images, and inserting {{Location}} templates.
    • finding uploaded {{geograph}} images without geocoding, fetching the location data from, and adding it to the image page.
    • finding animated GIF images and adding them to Category:Animated GIF.
    • maintaining {{LargeImage}} to tag pictures above 50 Megapixels.

Notable scriptsEdit


WMA button2.png Also available on the german, english, portugese, french, polish, and japanese wikipedias. A version for commons, which displays thumbnails of geocoded images on a panable and zoomable world map, has been activated by default for every user.

An off-site demo is available on the toolserver.

Coordinate conversion helperEdit

This little helper assists you in geocoding your images. I like to add a {{Location}} template to my photos, to mark their location with global coordinates.


Another javascript plugin. It adds a full-screen slideshow functionality to all gallery blocks.

Pre-filled Special:Upload descriptionEdit

Tired of always entering the same stuff in Special:Upload Paste the following code into your monobook.js file and customize it:

// Insert a personalized Texttemplate into the Special:Upload edit box.
function setSpecialUploadTemplate()
 var uploadURL = '';

 // I upload mostly my own work
 document.getElementById('n-upload').firstChild.href = uploadURL;

 // preload input form
 if(window.location.href == uploadURL)
  var editbox = document.getElementById('wpUploadDescription');
  if( editbox.value == '' )
   editbox.value = "{"+"{Information\n"
                 + "|Description={{de| }} {{en| }}\n"
                 + "|Source=Own work\n"
                 + "|Date=\n"
                 + "|Author=[[User:Someuser|Some User]]\n"
                 + "|Permission=See license\n"
                 + "|other_versions=\n"
                 + "}"+"}\n\n"
                 + "== Licensing ==\n"
                 + "{"+"{self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-2.5|author=I, [[User:Someuser|Some User]]}"+"}";


Note: the license IDs were changed recently. Please update the line with licensemenu.value = accordingly. --Dschwen 16:28, 7 February 2007 (UTC), and again --Dschwen 10:04, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Geo-data ExtrationEdit

Sourcecode for geo-data extration from commons database dumps and readily extracted location data files can be found on my toolserver page.


Mantelpiece :-)Edit

Tux Linux crystal award nevit.gif For your efforts at Creating and Operating the new EXIF bot....

--Nevit Dilmen 09:59, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

The Slaunger Barnstar.png The Valued Image Barnstar
For making VICbot - a valuable addition to the valued images project eliminating tedious and boring tasks hereby making it more interesting to be here. -- Slaunger (talk) 22:12, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
Barnstar UTSH.png The Utah State Highways Barnstar
Daniel, U.S. Route 491 is now a featured article. Your picture was an excellent addition to the article, thanks. Davemeistermoab (talk) 02:32, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
I hereby award you the Kindness Barnstar with great respect for few of your posts one of which you made on my talk page , and others that I believe you know about.--Mbz1 (talk) 16:36, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
Vitruvian Barnstar Hires.png The da Vinci Barnstar
I just realized how awesome your geocoding bot is. Thanks for making it! Cheers, Rocket000 (talk) 18:13, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar Hires.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Thank you, Dschwen, for your work with User:VICbot, much appreciated. -- Cirt (talk) 00:21, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
Barnstar-camera.png The Photographer's Barnstar
For your proficiency in photography and image manipulation. Stunning gallery! — MusikAnimal talk 19:39, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
Brilliant Idea Barnstar Hires.png The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
Thank you very much for diff=113386294 and related contributions to the category-loop/category-intersection problem! McZusatz (talk) 23:55, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
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Before the entry of the Chinese New Year, I bestow upon thee this Star of Hope. Cheers. Ramon FVelasquez (talk) 02:08, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
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Great job, thank you JotaCartas (talk) 07:26, 4 February 2014 (UTC)