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Request for batch upload of images of Vietnamese cash coins.Edit

I would like to request these bots to fetch all images and their related text from Ed Toda’s Annam and its minor currency, I really would like to do this myself only I have very little experience uploading files from public domain, and I have extremely little free time at hand and the images almost number in 300. 😅 Now I really wouldn't request this here if I thought that I had many other options so here it goes... The license that should be applied is {{PD-old-auto-1923|deathyear=1941}} as the book was published in Shanghai (though the writer is Hispanic ABD/and if it were published in Spain the copyright © would still be valid until 2022, but it completely falls outside of this in both Chinese, and U.S. American law).

Each file should contain at the author “Eduardo Toda y Güell (though Dr. R. Allan Barker, “the Qui-Gon Jinn of Vietnamese cash coins” hypothesises that Toda’s wife drew them)” (I put a part in there as I'm a joker 🃏), or on a more serious note “Eduardo Toda y Güell (though Dr. R. Allan Barker hypothesises that Toda’s wife drew them)” as the authorship isn't 100% known, while the source should list their appropriate page at “Art-Hanoi” a website operated by Sema (known on Wikipedia as @Pyvanet:) for appropriate attribution.

The files themselves should all be named “Toda Nr.[number]” and then if possible their inscription in Chinese characters. The description below the files could be like exempli gratia title = “Toda No. 1. 太平興寶“ description is “Quote: “ (Barker: 1.6-1.16) Obverse: 太平興寶 Thai-binh-hung-bao. Reverse: The character 丁 Dinh, the name of the Dynasty.” - Ed Toda, Annam and its minor currency, 1882” Maybe again with a link 🔗 to the appropriate page. It should copy all the text until the next image, it should not any text before that chapter’s first image. Even long text should be copied as these illustrations mostly rely on their context.

The files should be made in a new category called “Category:Illustrations from Annam and its minor currency by Ed Toda” which in itself falls under “Category:Coins of Vietnam”, and “Category:Eduard Toda”.

I plan on using all of these in the Wikipedia article “Vietnamese cash”, so I do have an immediate usage for them. I hope that these ideas 💡 are plausible. 🙇🏻

Sent from my Microsoft Lumia 950 XL with Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile 📱. --2405:4800:1484:9B4A:4985:AB87:4F53:E50C 07:37, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Cleanup the contribution by User:MKudoszEdit

Many (most?) of files uploaded by User:MKudosz are screenshots of OSA (pl:Otwarty System Archiwizacji, Open Archiving System).


  • find .jpg files uploaded by that user,
  • which have three-digit numeric prefix in the file name (except the number 011)
  • and an 'EK' suffix,
  • and which are used in Otwarty System Archiwizacji OSA*/* pages on pl.wikibooks


  • un-nest the 'Summary' section and {{Information}} template, and expand the description,
  • move the files to the new Category:Screenshots of OSA,

similary to this manual edit: Special:Diff/254079748 to File:011 Dodawanie do drzewka nowy EK.jpg. --CiaPan (talk) 21:39, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

Move "Azulejos of" and "Azulejos in" to "Decorated tiles of" and "Decorated tiles in"Edit

Hello. I want to ask for the use of a bot to delete a duplicity in the categorization to change "Category:Azulejos of bla bla bla" and "Category:Azulejos in bla bla bla" by "Category:Decorated tiles of bla bla bla" and "Category:Decorated tiles in bla bla bla". Azulejos it's a Spanish and Portuguese word to talk about decorated tiles, because the decorated tiles with images are usually used in Spain and Portugal. But en Wikimedia Commons the categories are usually en English, so it can be better have the categorization with the term "decorated tiles". I have started moving "Category:Religous azulejos" to "Category:Religous decorated tiles", "Category:Azulejos of angels" to "Category:Decorated tiles of angels", and the categories wich was in "Category:Azulejos of Virgin Mary" to "Category:Decorated tiles of Virgin Mary". But it's too much work for just a person because there is a lot of categories of "azulejos" by subjects, countries, regions and cities. Thank you.--CarlosVdeHabsburgo (talk) 13:07, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

Azulejo is a form of decorative tiles, but they have a proper category in the english wikipedia so they are autonomous of of decorative tiles. See en:Azulejo. Tm (talk) 03:26, 12 August 2017 (UTC)
@CarlosVdeHabsburgo: I processed about half of the "Azulejos of" cats with Special:PrefixIndex/Category:Azulejos of, Cat-a-lot, moves of the cats, and some edits of individual file description pages and subcats. Then, this request and my processing thereof became the subject of a post by Tm and subsequent discussion at User talk:Jeff G.#Azulejos_vs_Decorated_tiles. I will neither continue nor self-revert without a consensus or at least guidance from an Admin I trust, either here or at COM:CFD.   — Jeff G. ツ 04:24, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

bot to add "convert to vector" templateEdit

Is there a way to get a bot to add the {{Convert to SVG}} template for category coat of arms? For example, the banned sockpuppet Songsblame (talk · contribs) uploaded 100+ of coats of arms in png format and they need to be in vector. There are other users through the years who have done the same. I'd like to get these all properly labeled so they can be found in one category and people who work on heraldry can tackle recreating them in vector. They invariably all have the word "arms" in the title. Do I have to add the template manually one by one or is there a bot that could be used to add {{Convert to SVG |1= coat of arms}} Thank you. Wikimandia (talk) 04:33, 12 August 2017 (UTC)

@Wikimandia: You could try Help:VisualFileChange.js and use "custom replace" on all PNG files in the category to insert the template. Jc86035 (talk) Use {{re|Jc86035}}
to reply to me
07:57, 12 August 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! I will look at that script!! Wikimandia (talk) 21:59, 12 August 2017 (UTC)