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Hi, I would like to help patrolling on Commons. I am a filemover on Commons and my main wiki is French Wikipedia. Thank you. Niridya (talk) 19:52, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
  •   Question @Niridya: what do you know about edit protection? Hint: I, Incnis Mrsi, can’t permeate sysop-only edit protection, but there are some my contributions in MediaWiki: and protected modules. How is it possible? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 10:32, 25 January 2019 (UTC)
    Hi @Incnis Mrsi:, I know the different types of protection : full protection for admin only edits; semi-protection for autoconfirmed only edits; move protection to prevent files/pages form move (at autoconfirmed or admin level) and cascading protection to protect pages included in the protected page. What report do you see between protection and patrolling ? I am sorry but I don't understand your second question. --Niridya (talk) 21:56, 25 January 2019 (UTC)
    Sorry, I read wrong your second question. I think, like you were not admin in the past so it's impossible for you to edit in MediaWiki: namespace. As I saw, you didn't made any edit in the MediaWiki namespace, and about Module: namespace, you only modified unprotected modules (and this is possible for me too). --Niridya (talk) 22:34, 25 January 2019 (UTC)
    It’s impossible for me to edit MediaWiki: directly, yet I was a ghost-writer for MediaWiki: ABFeasySubmit.js. Of course, it is not required for a patroller to know this procedure (only for a sysop), but a person having interest in editing protected pages should definitely know it. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 18:24, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
    I never asked for edits in MediaWiki:, that's why I didn't know that there is a template to request on talk page. In French Wikipedia, we have a dedicated page. That's why I asked on Administrators' noticeboard.   --Niridya (talk) 20:57, 26 January 2019 (UTC)


Hi, I would like to know if Commons need more patrollers and if I have an appropriate understanding on COM:PATROL. Thank you. WQL (talk) 13:21, 28 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Is here any update? --WQL (talk) 09:28, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
    1. In File:乌拉!.jpg and File:跨氪!.jpg, not only did you fail to identify the source of the original image, you have also created derivative works that are of a personal attack nature. Explain why do you think it is acceptable to do so.
    2. In Commons:Deletion requests/File:Shanghai Qibao High School Logo Blue.svg, you demonstrated that you have some understanding of threshold of originality at time. Explain why you elected not to enforce the same standard in File:表示鄙视的情绪.svg and File:呵呵 呵呵.svg.
    -Mys_721tx (talk) 17:10, 12 February 2019 (UTC)
    • First of all, these images have no a personal attack nature. They are created for kidding propuses. Not until zhxy_519 told me did I realize that it was facetious to some onlookers.
    • Secondly, File:表示鄙视的情绪.svg and File:呵呵 呵呵.svg are uploaded over three quarters ago. I was not familiar with the standard of originality threshold until I met Wcam in that June. Thank you. --WQL (talk) 05:36, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
      Do not evade the question. Explain your "kidding propuses". What is your intended use of these files? What do you mean by you met Wcam in that June? -Mys_721tx (talk) 06:15, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
      • These files are uploaded for purposes i.e. using in humor pages (w:Template:Humor).
        It's Wcam that taught me to understand the threshold of originality and Commons' Project scope on that June. Before that time, I just have no basic understanding of the project's policies and guidelines. Thank you. --WQL (talk) 08:57, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
        Explain how those images are supposed to be humorous. Show the exchange that supposed to happen in June. -Mys_721tx (talk) 17:08, 13 February 2019 (UTC)
        • Firstly, “乌拉!”(Template:Lang-ru) means "Hurray!" in English, which could express the emotion of praise. This QQ sticker (File:跨氪!jpg) is used to express the emotion of praise to 乌拉夸氪, since there is a coincidence that his/her username contains the word 乌拉.
          The exchage is simple. He nominated a image for deletion, which made me fall into deep thought. I read the page COM:TOO. Through this incident, I think that I have deepen my understading on the copyright threshold. Thank you. --WQL (talk) 01:33, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
          You are "praising" a user, which according to you (archived version) has "大量创建原创研究的低质量列表条目,对文物古迹类条目编辑造成干扰破坏", "进行明显的人身攻击,且从未道歉", "制造虚假言论,炮制虚假的微信截图". Translate your remarks to demonstrate how those files "express the emotion of praise to 乌拉夸氪". -Mys_721tx (talk) 02:37, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
          I am praising a user, yes, for his 134 DYK articles, absolutely a good writer, not for his posting original research list articles and committing personal attacks and never apologize. I think if I would like to use this picture to express my irony in Chinese Wikipedia, I am afraid you have already banned me. However, I am innocent. If I were a user praising Mys 721tx, I would praise him for his 23 DYK articles and long-term commitment on anti-vandalism, not his vandalism and 3RR violation in the past. Please translate this into English and demostrate how this shows your civilization and good faith, "应如何处理Techyan使用IP用户逃避监察?" (link). Thank you. --WQL (talk) 02:56, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
          Then explain which part of your image has anything to do with his articles. I stand by my actions and am ready to going into length to defend them, but here is not the place. Your whataboutism speaks volumes about how you think you are responsible to your own actions. -Mys_721tx (talk) 18:15, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
          Then explain what will you do when you meet former WMC members applying for OTRS. I don't think that you are commenting on only about something others' have done, but instead the user himself. (1, 2, 3) Also, you can see that Wcam did not express the idea that 乌拉!.jpg and 跨氪!.jpg are personal attacking. That is only your view and zhxy_519's view. By the way, you should thank Wcam "taught" me project scope through this, or I will not be there. --WQL (talk) 04:18, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  • I don't recommend any admin to grant any privilege to this user. He is one of the main authors of this page zh:User:Galaxyharrylion/对中国维基媒体用户组的指责, which published fake and malicious accusations to another Chinese user group and its members. The page was then deleted by User:WMFOffice. --PhiLiP (talk) 03:54, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
    • Referring to your Chinese Wikipedia Account (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), I don't think that you are commenting on others only about something others' have done, but instead the user himself. --WQL (talk) 04:20, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

I   Support this user. I have been working with WQL for quite a while, and we also met offline. He is a trustworthy Wikimedian, and I believe he has the capability to do this work. I am surprised to see that, PHILIP and Mys721tx are here opposing using excuses that are totally unrelated to one's ability to be a patroller. Instead of judging his ability and this application in particular, they target WQL this user himself. I looked into Mys721tx's comments on Meta and found out that the only three comments he made are targeting a group of users got involved in a local conflict on Chinese Wikipedia. In this diff, Mys was asking exactly the same kind of questions as what PHILIP is asking now. And in here, PHILIP admitted himself that he has disagreements with WQL; edit summary in this diff here (written in Chinese) shows that PHILIP did target WQL for personal affairs. Mys and PHILIP are tirelessly targeting the same group of users every time they tried to apply for certain rights using the same excuses that have nothing to do with one's ability - this is not the first time such things happen. I would say what they are doing is definitely hounding. I admit that Mys made a point at first by questioning what WQL's wrong judgments, but the whole discussion is getting off-topic from matters on Commons to matters on local Wikipedia community. Mys and PHILIP are seeking a "revenge" of sorts on Commons and Meta by giving seemingly fair and neutral comments to applicants, for disagreements they have on Chinese Wikipedia locally. I don't think missing and failing to identify a few images is a big deal, everyone is going to miss something or give wrong judgments from time to time. Obviously, WQL's overall ability is good enough to be a patroller. Images Mys721tx listed above were created a year ago, cannot reflect WQL's ability at this moment. I have read a blog post talking about copyright that WQL is composing right now, I am sure that WQL has a deep understanding of policies on Wikimedia Commons. I encourage people to question his ability, but not for raising useless points which are not supposed to discuss here in the first place. --TechyanTalk) 04:49, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

Yeah Chinese Wikipedia politics at its best.--1233 (talk) 09:39, 15 February 2019 (UTC)


 See also: Rollback guideline.


 See also: Renaming guideline.


I would like to get back the filemover flag, especially to rename files uploaded by me or with a title that does not indicate anything, File:IMG-20180329-WA0003_(2).jpg, once the time has passed and I will not make the mistakes that made me lose the flag. Thank you. MONUMENTA Talk 19:20, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
  •   Support confidence vote. Please do not repeat what you did ever again. Strakhov (talk) 19:49, 15 February 2019 (UTC)


  • Hello, I am co-ordinator of International Commons contest, Commons:Wiki Loves Love 2019. We are receiving a lot of images with Bad file names and as a part of screening and Filtration process, we are renaming the file names that have irrelevant or improper filename. Please grant me File Mover rights, so I can start working on this as soon as possible.Wikilover90 (talk) 22:44, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
  Not done Less than 1000 edits and no previous rename requests. --Didym (talk) 23:00, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

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