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Template talk:Please-do-not-overwrite-original-files


This template will get more powerfull if the uploader can use it and also give a reason why it should not be overwritten. Look f.i. at Category:Photochrom pictures in their original state where a description is added to explain why they should not be overwritten. People are more inclined to respect a reasoned request, then just a general request. Also, the phrase "original file" should be replaced with "this file", because it are not just the original files that need not to be overwritten. Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 07:48, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

  • I aggree that "this file" is a more useful phrase. Better to keep it specific to the page it's posted on. Generalizations may be reached through the Commons:Overwriting existing files link that's include. However, COM:OVERWRITE also has a clear {{guideline}} template at the top. Therefore I feel that "(Please note: this template is not yet part of an official guideline or policy)" overstates the point and perhaps boldfacing implies too much emphasis. I'll attempt to rephrase in a manner which respects the spirit of Jan Arkesteijn's having placed it and which also avoids implying that editors are free to ignore the template at will (a risk I see in the current version). I'll try to work in phrasing which encourages those who use the template to expound on their reasons for doing so and, hence, directly address the concern Jan Arkesteijn raised previously. --Kevjonesin (talk) 18:18, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

I made the changes mentioned above.Edit

In the english language sections I changed to "this file" in the opening and rephrased closing note along the lines I mentioned above. Used Google Translate to change the closing notes of all parts but not of non-english "this file" in the opening part. Also added some font changes only in the english parts. Please, fluent speakers of the other languages are encouraged to adapt the changes made to the english text and to double check if Google Translate made sensible translation to the closing note. Thanks, --Kevjonesin (talk) 19:32, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

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