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See also linksEdit

There are just over 1000 See also links to categories that are not displaying correctly. They need the : removing from before the category (example). Could someone fix them? -- WOSlinker (talk) 11:46, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Confirmed 1011 hits. Shouldn't it be replaced by {{Cat see also}}? --Achim (talk) 13:38, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
Could do. There's 4700 others that could use Cat see also as well. -- WOSlinker (talk) 22:21, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Pictures at Category:Pictures from Oberwolfach Photo CollectionEdit

A bot is needed to examine and verify image resolutions and licensing of the pictures at Category:Pictures from Oberwolfach Photo Collection. Most of them at the category are labelled "Copyright: MFO". It should function, like FlickrReview2. George Ho (talk) 22:14, 23 February 2018 (UTC); edited, 22:15, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

Adding newly uploaded files to Category:Files with IMG-date-WA in filenameEdit

This is a request for somebody who has a bot running that checks all new uploads.

If the filename matches (anywhere in the filename, not just at the beginning) the following (not case sensitive):


Please add it to Category:Files with IMG-date-WA in filename. - Alexis Jazz 09:25, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

Anyone interested? If not, I will have another look as my bot is checking all new uploads. --Schlurcher (talk) 17:45, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
What's the general benefit of having this category? --Schlurcher (talk) 17:51, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
@Schlurcher: These files are very likely (I haven't found any other reason so far) to have been transferred through WhatsApp at some point. This is a bit suspect so if concerns over a possible copyvio arise this can be an argument. There has also been a case where the (suspected) fact that the file was transferred through WhatsApp helped to determine it was likely a personal file, exactly as the description stated and not a professional model photo.
Also from what I have seen none of these have any kind of useful EXIF data. Sometimes people think this means the image was photoshopped or downloaded from a website, but in this case that's generally not true. No solution is needed for files that are already here - I will deal with those. - Alexis Jazz 18:01, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
I tested this a bit and technically this is possible and I could easily add this to my daily routine. The results look good as far as I see: [1] [2] [3]. However, my bot is not approved to add categories and anyhow I like some more community input on this task. Please confirm that this is as expected, and I will make a bot task request to move forward. --Schlurcher (talk) 06:28, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
Highly useful category; this should almost be a "check needed" category. I deleted one example because it is a copyvio; the need for this category has already been proven. Edits were as expected, I support opening a bot task request. ~riley (talk) 10:45, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
@~riley: It also tends to be a good indicator other files from the same user need to be reviewed. Like the second example, I have no proof File:IMG-20180224-WA0022.jpg is copyvio. File:Iglesia San Pedro Apóstol Mengíbar.jpg has some kind of watermark, but I can't tell if it's just a description or a name. And if it's a name I don't know if that is the uploader. Not sure what to do with that. File:Torre de Mengíbar.jpg, also from the same uploader, comes from - Alexis Jazz 21:58, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
Oh, and as for the third example.. @~riley: is this the same image over and over again given the similar file names of those redlinks? - Alexis Jazz 22:11, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
~riley found the watermark so Iglesia San Pedro is also gone. And I think that one was also in use on Wikipedia, so not just some unused copyvio as we have many. This leaves only File:IMG-20180224-WA0022.jpg from this particular uploader. The other two images having been found on the web we should ask ourselves if we can trust the user to actually own this image that went through WhatsApp. We would have never (not anytime soon) found these if it wasn't for this category. - Alexis Jazz 00:05, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
This looks exactly as expected, good work. Once it is fully up and running I will wait for a little while (less than 2 weeks) before syncing already existing files once more. - Alexis Jazz 21:27, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

  Done. Please see: Commons:Bots/Requests/SchlurcherBot4 --Schlurcher (talk) 06:36, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

"rigth" --> rightEdit

Hi, any bot "hanging" around who could correct this typo in 209 files? Thankyou for your time. :) Lotje (talk) 17:15, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

I don't, but I would like to be sure all of those really are typos. Also a wider scope should perhaps be considered if bots are going to check spelling. - Alexis Jazz 18:43, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
Actually we have a few dozen files that have "rigth" in the filename. So a bot would have to avoid changing links. I don't think this is a good idea. - Alexis Jazz 18:48, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
@Alexis Jazz: Do we have any bots that can change actual filenames?   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 18:55, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
I don't know, all I was saying is that if a bot blindly starts replacing rigth with right it may break some links. This looks like a simple and straightforward request, but it isn't. - Alexis Jazz 19:11, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: there are thirteen bots with file-mover rights, and five sysopped bots. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 19:19, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
@Lotje: Where's the link or query that finds these 209 files? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 22:46, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Has the OP actually stated she is referring to this typo being in file names? Perhaps she means file descriptions? Regardless, this is quite a small job and I could pound the edits/moves out in the time it would me to write a custom bot script to do it. All bot edits for this matter would require operator review anyways because it involves checking spelling. ~riley (talk) 22:56, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
Hi, just went through all of them and started correcting the typo in the text, but it is also in the file names. So, I leave it in your capable hands. :) Lotje (talk) 08:37, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
@Pigsonthewing:, 203 now   Thank you for your time. Lotje (talk) 12:17, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

Albright-Knox Gallery public-domain imagesEdit

Hello. Apologies if this is not the correct place to ask about this. I've noticed that the Albright-Knox Gallery has 1,661 public-domain images online, but has only 94 images in it. I'd like to help to add to it (even though they unfortunately don't appear to have an API). Could someone point me to a bot or tool (or instructions on how to make one) that could help? I'm probably just not looking in the right place... Thanks. — Hugh (talk) 21:23, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

I think you are looking for Commons:Batch uploading (@: might also be a good person to ask) --Schlurcher (talk) 21:30, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Category:Categories created by Artix KreigerEdit

Due to this category being deleted (soon) in an CFD, can someone move all the files in it to Category:Files uploaded by Artix Kreiger? Thanks Artix Kreiger (talk) 19:13, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

  Done Doing, consider it done within a minute or two. ~riley (talk) 21:57, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

Category:Files uploaded by Artix KreigerEdit

I was wondering if all the uploads by me and Artix Kreiger 2 to be added to this category. Artix Kreiger (talk) 16:39, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

  • I can do it, but it will be a pain in the butt because you have something like 40+ subcategories that my bot will have to recursively check before adding the category to it. You should not have your user category on non-personal subcategories, i.e. Category:NRC thumbnails. I would be glad to apply the tag to each individual file and then remove your tag from non-personal subcategories, THEN do all your uploads because it won't have to recursively check as many files. ~riley (talk) 16:49, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
@~riley:, What about removing all of the files listed there and then manually listing them back in? Artix Kreiger (talk) 17:07, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
  Done ~riley (talk) 08:34, 9 March 2018 (UTC)