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A very experienced Wikimedian with some myriads edits here. A disgrace for the site that isn’t autopatrolled yet. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 11:59, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
  Done 4nn1l2 (talk) 21:47, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

AutoWikiBrowser accessEdit

Александр СигачёвEdit

add categories for WLM files Thank you. Александр Сигачёв (talk) 21:09, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

  Done [1] --A.Savin 18:42, 14 December 2018 (UTC)


Fix broken template transclusions. Thank you. Xiplus (talk) 11:33, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
@Xiplus: You would replace "{{subst:上传由zh.wp UW添加的标记}}" with {{Uploaded with zh.wp UW marker}}, rather than delete it?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:41, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
@Jeff G.:Yes. Is there anything wrong?--Xiplus (talk) 11:46, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
@Xiplus: Have you read Commons:Village pump/Archive/2017/07#Purpose of Template:Custom license marker?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:58, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
@Jeff G.:The Upload Wizard in Chinese Wikipedia was copied from English Wikipedia. So I create the template like {{Uploaded with en.wp UW marker}}. And the file uploaded by English Upload Wizard still contains the template now.--Xiplus (talk) 12:16, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
@Xiplus: I think they should both go away.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:09, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: OK. I will remove those templates. And uploads from zhwp will no longer add the template..--Xiplus (talk) 14:39, 27 October 2018 (UTC)
@Xiplus: Thank you.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:12, 27 October 2018 (UTC)


I have Total edits 523 on commons, I have access to AWB in and I am familiar with its usage, I am requesting access here as well so as to be able to correct and add categories faster, I use hotcat but it would be better to be able to use AWB for more obvious and clear ones that are large in number. Thank you. DBigXray 21:46, 8 December 2018 (UTC)


 See also: Patrol guideline.


 See also: Rollback guideline.


 See also: Renaming guideline.

JAn DudíkEdit

As an active user in, wikidata and sometimes other projects, I sometimes find file with misleading name or with mistake in name. I am active for more than 10 years even in commons. There are not many czech renamers, so one more wold be useful. JAn Dudík (talk) 10:56, 16 November 2018 (UTC)

Question to sysops: what happened to File:SVVP Klikatá, vodící pes.jpg (histlogsabuse log)? Don’t we observe VoyenTech’s syndrome? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 14:13, 1 December 2018 (UTC)

Rename request by User:JAn Dudík, moved by User:Rzuwig, speedy tag by User:Rzuwig, deleted by User:Fastily. 4nn1l2 (talk) 17:09, 1 December 2018 (UTC)


I have 150K edits in the commons and somewhere close to 750 image uploads, 12K edits in (inclusive of a number of FAs/GAs) as well as 1,500 wikidata edits. My primary area of interest here is war art, maps and photographs, although this does sometimes spill over into art gallery clean-up from time-to-time. In using this tool, I intend to correct spelling mistake and accession numbers, or simply expanding on file names to include the artist/artwork title depending on which is missing from the file name. Lots of file names really are quite short and I would like to begin making making more corrections in this area. Thank you. Labattblueboy (talk) 14:21, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
  Done Please make sure renames are in line with COM:RENAME. Thank you. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:05, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

HutheMeow 2Edit

I would like to be a file mover because I like moving files and like and enjoy renaming requested move of files and I enjoy this job, If I made copyright violations, or any other mistakes, then I didn't understand that they were wrong and violation. None of my wrongs were on purpose. Please let me have another chance. I Will be a good editor. I will not do copyright violations, break rules or do anything that's violation to the rules. HutheMeow (talk) 09:39, 27 November 2018 (UTC) (HutheMeow) (User talk:HutheMeow)

  •   Oppose: per Incnis above; because the requester asked for three different names for File:YeLLOw Waratah flower, Caringbah.jpg, ending up with one that was improperly capitalized, and didn't follow through by changing the description; because they are still inexperienced with wiki editing re signatures and tampering with first lines of requests here; and because they are blocked indefinitely as a sock on enwiki.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:41, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
  Not done This cannot be granted at this time because of the concerns raised above. Best --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:45, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

Ralf Roletschek (removal)Edit
--Incnis Mrsi (talk) 13:53, 9 December 2018 (UTC)

P.S. removal of rollback also can be considered on few next abuses. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 14:05, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
Die Verschiebung war völlig unsinnig. Bildbeschreibungen gehören in die Beschreibungszelle, nicht in den Dateinamen. Außerdem bringen Sonderzeichen in Dateinamen wie Punkte nur Probleme. --Ralf Roleček   14:06, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
My action was consistent with the Criterion 2 of the policy accepted by community consensus. “Sonderzeichen”—alongside its English homologue—is a popular but nonsense word. As specifically for U+002E I never heard about any reason for it to be discouraged in MediaWiki file names. Moreover, Ralf didn’t attempt any negotiation. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 14:23, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
@Ralf Roletschek: Please remove the file from your signature, it is violating the policy/Bitte entferne die Grafik von deiner Signatur da die Policy verletzt wird: Commons:Signatures/de#Bilder_in_der_Signatur. Thank you/Danke. --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:44, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
Ich habe das Auge seit 15 Jahren in der Signatur, plötzlich denkt sich jemand ein Verbot aus? Commons ist nicht länger mein Projekt. Hier wird man nur noch gegängelt. --Ralf Roleček   14:50, 9 December 2018 (UTC)
  Done obvious COM:RENAME violations and user fails to see the erros he made. The user may request the right again after he demonstrated to be familiar with the underlying policy. Additionally i want to note that COM:SIGN is a policy and has to be followed as well, otherwise a block may be required. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:02, 9 December 2018 (UTC)


I will work a lot with Lingua Libre as a cofoundor. We need to correct some errors, I don't want to add this new work to other contributors. Thank you. Lyokoï (talk) 12:43, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support – good records. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 13:49, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
  •   Support --Thibaut (talk) 20:21, 14 December 2018 (UTC)
  Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:09, 16 December 2018 (UTC)


I`m active editor on Macedonian Wikipedia (and admin there), on Wikidata and on Commons. As I`m responsible and coordinator of Macedonian Wikiexpeditions project (uploaded over six thousands images from forgotten villages across Macedonia), I need option to correct names, to correct errors in categories, and I don`t want to make any work for others, that can be finished by me. Thanks in advance --Ehrlich91 (talk) 21:45, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
  Done Multiple reasonable rename requests during years. 4nn1l2 (talk) 22:00, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Upload Wizard campaign editorsEdit

Extended uploaderEdit

 See also: Extended uploaders.


I want to upload a 1916 recording: which is PD-old-100+PD-1923 Thank you. Bensin (talk) 20:23, 30 November 2018 (UTC)


I would like to request the upload_by_url right. I take many pictures of architecture, historic places, monuments, landscape and nature which are automativally uploaded from my smart phone to GooglePhotos, Dropbox and mostly to the iCloud. Obviously it is a pain to upload photos directly from the smartphone, having to enter all descriptions with my thumb on the tiny screen keyboard. Also I don't want to use my limited bandwidth and hard disk capacity to download all photos from the cloud to the desktop pc (which is also broken at the moment) in order to be able to re-upload them all to Commons. With the upload-by-url function I am hoping to be able to upload directly from cloud storage. Is that correct? Best regards and thank you. KaiKemmann (talk) 22:22, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
@KaiKemmann: Unfortunately, that is not correct. Extended-uploader right would be useful only for a limited white-listed websites: Commons:Upload tools/wgCopyUploadsDomains. It cannot upload files from GooglePhotos, Dropbox, or iCloud. 4nn1l2 (talk) 22:28, 7 December 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for your comment, 4nn1l2.
I did now request that some major online storage providers be added to the whitelist (the request link sent me to phabricator ...).
Let's see how that goes.
--KaiKemmann (talk) 00:52, 8 December 2018 (UTC)

Translation administrators & GW Toolset usersEdit