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Great ! How come it has not been used until now ? By the way, is it necessary to have longitude before latitude ? Other templates have it the other way round.--Zolo (talk) 10:26, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Hm, I guess I was used to the x,y convention rather than y,x. But since it is only used three times we could still change it. It is unfortunately a pretty tedious template to craft manually. So I would have to ass an editor tool. But there are efforts to link to the OpenStreetMap database, which already contains zillions of paths and polygons, which would make this effort redundant. --Dschwen (talk) 20:50, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
Yes I think changing to lat-long would be better as it is still time to do it and Google provides data this way, so copy-paste is easier. Do you know what is on track with OpenStreetMap. As much as I like the idea, I hope we can have data hat are usable on other websites (sometimes it is just better to have satellite imagery than a street map for example).--Zolo (talk) 21:23, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
Please change for lat-long. I can help if you want, but we must do it before its use widespread. And with the swisso-french team, it should widespread rapidly... Pleclown (talk) 19:05, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
Changed! Funny story, in my code the variables are already labeled in lat-long order, but the KML file that is generated, uses long-lat order and not lat-long order as I assumed! --Dschwen (talk) 19:40, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
P.S.: existing polygons are cached and will only be reparsed if the are changed, so right now all polygons still will look right on the map despite having the wrong order now. --Dschwen (talk) 19:41, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
Great thanks. Not really important since there are apparently some new stuff in preparation, but do you think it would be feasible adapt the zoom to the maximum length/height of the polygon, to make it look better for large things (say "0,0 0,180" title=equator :)--Zolo (talk) 20:20, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
Aarg I should have looked at Wikipedia, that states very clearly that KML uses the long-lat order. And I have also just found a simple tool to get the coordinates in that order (I cant find how to get a polygon's coordinates directly from Google maps.). So isolated points are lat-long, Google map's blog is called "latlong", and KML is long-lat. Sighs...--Zolo (talk) 21:26, 6 December 2011 (UTC)
I could write a swap lat-long javascript tool... --Dschwen (talk) 15:17, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
It could be nice thanks. I dont like to say it now, but now that I know that KML is long-lat, I would be inclined to support your previous format, since it allow quicker copy paste and would certainly make more sens to those with experience in mapping. For those like me that are more familiar the more visible long-lat point format, we could have a flashy-ugly banner explaining why it is long-lat....Or maybe there are some other widely used formats that are lat-long ? --Zolo (talk) 15:59, 7 December 2011 (UTC)
Please stop changing. The lat-long is the natural way to encode. It's the way Google Maps give a point, the way OSM places its points, the order used in GPX file format...It's the way it was teached in school (at least in France). Pleclown (talk) 18:27, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

QI-Bot arbeitet immer noch nicht einwandfreiEdit

Hallo Dschwen,

kannst Du mal bitte schauen, wieso der QI-Bot die bereits fertigen Kandidaten im Consensual Review (da sind einige bereits überfällig) außer acht lässt? Grüße --Wladyslaw (talk) 13:08, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

Irgendwer hat an der Seite rumgefummelt. Der Bot sucht nach einer markierung mit dieser codezeile:
 elif line == "New images go below this line.  -->" and inConsensual == 1 :
An der wurde ein Leerzeichen entfernt. Jetzt gehts wieder. --Dschwen (talk) 16:46, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

GeoPolygon and {{Institution}}Edit

Hi, As a result of this discussion I added some of the functionality of {{GeoPolygon}} to {{Institution}}. It works fine, as far as I can tell, however I wanted to make sure with you that it is fine, since it is using your toolserver tools. --Jarekt (talk) 04:31, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Sure, why not? --Dschwen (talk) 13:06, 7 December 2011 (UTC)


Hallo, weißt du, wo sich das Kalibriergerät gerade herumtreibt? --Ralf Roleček 19:34, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Oh oh... --Dschwen (talk) 15:29, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
Es gibt da so ne Seite: ... ;) ist es noch auffindbar? --Ralf Roleček 20:35, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
Es ist noch bei mir. Wenn Du jemanden weisst, der es moechte, dann schocke ich es gerne los. Dorova ist hier wohl nicht mehr aktiv, und sie hatte sich als naechste bei mir gemeldet. --Dschwen (talk) 23:07, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
Jetzt kann ich es gebrauchen, hab nen neuen Laptop. --Ralf Roleček 15:46, 13 December 2011 (UTC)
Ok, schick mir einfach Deine Postanschrift, dann schick ich es ab. --Dschwen (talk) 04:00, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Schicke es bitte bei Gelegenheit an meine Dienstadresse:
Twoonix Software GmbH
Uhlandstraße 137
10717 Berlin
Ich bin zu selten zu Hause und kann da nur selten (wenn überhaupt) zur Post gehen. Kannst du bitte noch dieses Bild auf dem kurzen Dienstweg löschen? Bitte der dargestellten Person... Danke. --Ralf Roleček 17:43, 16 December 2011 (UTC)
Danke, es ist heil angekommen. --Ralf Roleček 13:38, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
Prima. Sorry, dass es etwas laenger gedauert hat. Ich bin hier gerade am umziehen (letzter Tag in Illinois heute). War alles etwas chaotisch. --Dschwen (talk) 14:06, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
Kein Problem! Falls das Ding mal wieder irgendwo gebrasucht wird, laß es mich wissen. Oder das Lichtzelt oder...? de:Wikipedia:Fototechnik. --Ralf Roleček 15:23, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Eine Idee, ob und wie das umsetzbar ist?Edit

Hallo Daniel,

mein nunmehr zwei Jahre dauerndes, selbst auferlegtes Projekt, alle Kirchen des Landkreises Lörrach enzyklopädisch in Artikel und Bild zu erfassen neigt sich dem Ende. Im Zuge dieses Projektes ist auch diese Karte File:Karte Kirchen im Landkreis Lörrach.svg entstanden. Jetzt habe ich mir überlegt, dass es nett wäre besagte Karte durch die tatsächlichen Standorte der Kirchen anzureichen. Um das bei über 120 Kirchen nicht von Hand zu machen frage ich mich, ob das irgendwie automatisiert möglich ist. Grundsätzlich kann man der Karte ja eine Geokoordinate als Ankerpunkt zuweisen und Anhand der Liste allen Kirchenstandorten ein Symbol   auf der Karte zuweisen. Dieses Tool macht das ja auch z.B. mit den bisher online gestellten Artikeln, die georeferenziert sind. Da ich aber programmiertechnisch zu unbedarft bin wüsste ich nicht, wie man die Idee ohne viel Aufwand technisch umsetzen kann. Frage: hättest Du dafür eine Lösung und wenn ja würdest Du diese umsetzen wenn sie nicht zu viel Aufwand für Dich bedeutet? Viele Grüße --Wladyslaw (talk) 09:33, 9 December 2011 (UTC)

Hm, ich muesste erstmal die Projektion und Lage des Kartenausschnitts in dem Bild kennen. Wie hast Du das erstellt? --Dschwen (talk) 15:29, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
Die Karte basiert auf File:Municipalities in LÖ.svg, welche wieder auf die Baden-Württemberg-Karte File:Baden-Württemberg HD (district).svg basiert. Welche Projektion dafür verwendet wird steht leider nicht da. Aber soweit ich weiß dürfte bei kleinen Kartenausschnitten die Projektion nicht so ins Gewicht fallen, es muss auch nicht 100 % exakt sein. Ich würde es erst mal mit Mercator-Projektion versuchen. --Wladyslaw (talk) 11:25, 10 December 2011 (UTC)


Dear Dschwen, the bot is extracting images much later than it is supposed to, and even when it does, it ignores some promoted images and leaves them behind. Can you please fix these problems? Thank you. Gidip (talk) 10:50, 10 December 2011 (UTC)



I've used your code on fr:wiki to create a template. it is used in this article: (Contour in the infobox). It works nicely, and I want to thank you for this template.

I also have a request. Could it be possible to change the z parameter of the google maps url ? maybe via a parameter? If you look at my example, the perfect z parameter would be 10 and not 14.

Thank you for your time.

Pleclown (talk) 20:23, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Using HuginEdit

Hi Daniel,

I've been strugling with Hugin to do something it is not supposed to do: putting together an image which was scanned in parts. It should be the easiest thing in the world since no perspective corrections are to be made. Still the application doesn't seem to be able to deal with it. I have done the obvious thing, which is to enter a very large focal distance (should be infinite), with no success. Can you please help? I'm asking the question here because the answer might be useful for other editors. All best, Alvesgaspar (talk) 11:38, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Sure Hugin is able to deal with it. There is a proper way, by just optimizing rotation and translation (there is no preset for that combination, so you have to manually check those parameters)! Do not screw around with the focal distance. --Dschwen (talk) 12:17, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Select the custom parameters below and select only rotation, x shift, and y shift, for images 1 and up (do not select image 0). --Dschwen (talk) 12:33, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, Daniel but I can't find any "custom parameters" section. Also, when the images are loaded, we have to fill a template with some information for each of them: focal distance, field of view and multiplier. I have a 2011 version, btw. Alvesgaspar (talk) 14:05, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Ok, I think I got it now. I suppose the only rotation that matters is "roll" and projection must be "rectilinear". Alvesgaspar (talk) 14:29, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Yes, rotation means roll, the other rotationlike elements are called yaw and pitch. And yes, the projection must be recitlinear. --Dschwen (talk) 18:34, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Using Commons PhotosEdit


I would like to use some of your commons photos for resale. What are your attribution requirements etc? You can contact me at


--Romanbanfield (talk) 03:39, 16 December 2011 (UTC)Romanbanfield

Google Maps position icons vs. Wikimedia position iconsEdit

Hi Dschwen,
maybe you can help me.
Some of my pics get now the Google Maps position icons instead of the Wikimedia position icons, e.g.:

Maybe you can help me. --Lord Koxinga (talk) 16:19, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Valued images candidatesEdit

Hi Dschwen, just letting you know - there's a backlog for VICbot to sort out on the VIC page, including some files promoted in October which haven't been dealt with yet. Thanks. --Claritas (talk) 21:02, 18 December 2011 (UTC)

Bug in DschwenBot?Edit

Hi! User:Strainu noticed a problem with the coordinates of this file File:Alba Carolina Fortress 2011 - Francisc De Paola Ravelin Sign-1.jpg, from a location in Romania, and which I uploaded. They are incorrect, and looking deeper, it seems to me that the bot which extracted the coordinates from the EXIF has a problem. This is the data from the EXIF:

GPSLatitudeRef - N
GPSLatitude - 46 4 2.99 (46.067497)
GPSLongitudeRef - E
GPSLongitude - 23 34 24.65 (23.573514)

I looked at a few other files from the same category which I uploaded (the ones who have names starting with Alba Carolina Fortress 2011) and they seem ok. But I haven't checked them all. Not sure if relevant, but I can tell you that I added the coordinates with Picasa. Also, I found a bug related to Picasa-generated EXIF parsing on Commons. Happy holidays! --Codrin.B (talk) 17:26, 25 December 2011 (UTC)

This comes from a faulty run, where multiple instances of the bot were running at once, and they shared a critical cache file. This is not related to the mediawiki bug you mentioned, I'm using my own exif extraction. --Dschwen (talk) 14:33, 26 December 2011 (UTC)
Good to know. Thanks for clarifying. Do you know which images were affected and can you rerun?--Codrin.B (talk) 15:47, 26 December 2011 (UTC)
Finding that out would be a major pain in the behind. I'll probably have to rerun a few thousand images around October 1st. My estimate is that about 100 images are affected. --Dschwen (talk) 02:19, 27 December 2011 (UTC)


Hi Daniel, Happy holidays!

I wanted to ask you about your image that was requested for the documentary to be shown at National Geographic Channel. Have you watched this documentary, and, if so what is its name? I would like to watch it. Cheers.--Mbz1 (talk) 02:46, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Hey Mila, happy holidays to you too! Actually I don't remember that request. Are you sure it was one of my images? --Dschwen (talk) 15:32, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
I am sure, but if you do not remember, I guess you've never watched it :(--Mbz1 (talk) 15:44, 27 December 2011 (UTC)


  --Nevit Dilmen (talk) 13:38, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank you Nevit! Happy new year to you, too! --Dschwen (talk) 15:32, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

VICBot arbeitet nichtEdit

Hallo, der VICBot arbeitet anscheinend nicht, evtl. findest du Zeit danach zu sehen. --Berthold Werner (talk) 18:27, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

Hi Daniel, Is there anything I can do to help or take some maintenance load of your should wrt to VICBot? Is it some bug that needs to be found, some toolserver downtime og database changes, which are causing the problems? I am thinking about that I could wake up User:SlaungerBot from its sleep and implement VIC closure logic to run "on demand" and manually without using a database dump to have more stability in the process and less dependence on personal availability. Currently, the project is practically stalled as there are too many nominations on the nomination page for the templates to render them (too many template arguments). --Slaunger (talk) 21:06, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, sorry, I'm pretty busy IRL due to an upcoming move. I have not diagnosed the problem. Only did one manual run, which spat out an Erreur. I remember I fixed something a few months ago by just adding SLOW_OK to one of the db queries. This would be my first try (as well as outputting a more verbose error message). --Dschwen (talk) 21:38, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
And me sorry too, because, naturally you should spend your time on your IRL move. I do not think I have the priviledges (and knowledge) to try and fix the issue. I have only tried pywikipedia w/o db access and on my own machine. --Slaunger (talk) 21:45, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
Actually, I think I just found the error. --Dschwen (talk) 22:47, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
Hurray! What a relief. It is like cutting a boil to release pressure. Thanks a lot, Daniel! --Slaunger (talk) 22:50, 7 January 2012 (UTC)
May I add my congratulations, as well? Thank you. --Walter Siegmund (talk) 23:08, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Image guidelines - downsamplingEdit

Hello. I saw that you participated in the discussions about image guidelines. I started a new discussion on the matter of downsampling, if you would like to share your view. Thank you. Gidip (talk) 17:39, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

The camera used for File:CTA red line rerouted.jpg?Edit

Hallo and well done for getting File:CTA red line rerouted.jpg featured on English Wikiepedia. I'd like to enquire as to what camera you used to take that photo as I am considering upgrading my camera to improve File:A62 Stock 5163 at Chorleywood.jpg as well as other photos on Flickr (my username is Trowbridge Estate). Thank you! --Marianian (talk) 13:25, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

It was taken with a Canon EOS 5D and a Sigma 150mm lens (the macro lens - it focuses up till infinity). This particular picture was composed from two or three shots side by side (panoramic). But that won't be an option for a moving train. --Dschwen (talk) 13:33, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

On the organization of highlighted (FP/QI/VI) media in Commons main category structureEdit

Hi Daniel, I have started a discussion regarding some thoughts about getting a better integration and display of FP/QI/VIs in the main category structure at Commons:Village pump#Highlighted content in main category structure. I gave to think of you in this respect, because you know the circuitry on FP/QI/VI very well, and you are also very knowledgable regarding the technical possibilities we have for organizing media. --Slaunger (talk) 22:41, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

QI post bugEdit

Hi Dschwen,

It seems there is a bug with your bot: [1]. The second image is not displayed, and it is not mine. In addition, the QI template was not added to the description page. The confusion comes probably from [2]. Regards, Yann (talk) 13:02, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Well, to be honest, this looks more like a bug with the nomination. The QI page should mention that the notification always goes to the first user mentioned in the nom, and that was you. How did this nomination ever work without the File: prefix? How could people have judged it? Does MW now allow for this syntax? The I should update my bot (or at least trap such mistakes). But for now I'd ask you to fix the screwed up nomination, please. I'll deal with the bot. --Dschwen (talk) 19:41, 17 January 2012 (UTC)


Does this still work? Since Google is claiming it is a paid service now. -- RE rillke questions? 18:08, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Daily Limit Exceeded
That sucks. I'll see what I can do. --Dschwen (talk) 19:52, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Unassessed Quality ImagesEdit

Hello, Dschwen! I found a lot of images (almost 300) which are both in the category Unassessed QI candidates and have the {{QualityImage}} tag (for example File:11-07-31-helsinki-by-RalfR-096.jpg). I think User:QICbot should remove the Unassessed QI candidates category when adding the {{QualityImage}} tag. I can fix them using AWB, but I guess it's better if they are fixed by User:QICbot. Razvan Socol (talk) 05:58, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, thanks for pointing that out to me. Those are renominated images and I totally forgot about this case. --Dschwen (talk) 20:10, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

VICbot function?Edit

In cases where an image nominator is not the uploader, would it be possible to have VICbot also notify the uploader? It seems like it would be a nice courtesy to let the uploader know. Thanks, cmadler (talk) 13:44, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

Ignorierte FilesEdit

Hi. Mag eine FAQ sein, aber gibt es einen bestimmten Grund, warum DschwenBot manche Dateien mit {{GPS EXIF}} auslässt? Ich habe da gerade ein paar, die bisher nicht verarbeitet wurden. Von 6 Dateien, die ich Sonntag hochgeladen habe, wurde nur eine vorgestern umgestellt. Ich sehe aber nicht, was mit den anderen nicht stimmt. RalfHuels (talk) 08:43, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Warte mal ab. Das setzen des Templates ist eigentlich ohnehin nicht noetig, weil der bot alle neuen Uploads analysiert. Ich vermute, dass die Dantenbankkopie auf dem toolserver (wo der bot laeuft) gerade haengt. Gib den Bildern nochmal ein zwei Tage. Ich schaue nachher mal manuell nach. --Dschwen (talk) 13:00, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
Die Templates setze ich gewohnheitsmäßig, seit im Herbst mal eine ganze Reihe von Files anscheinend dauerhaft vergessen wurden. Aber das war IIRC im Aftermath dieser mehrtägigen Downtime des Bots Anfang November. Vielleicht war ich auch da nur zu ungeduldig. RalfHuels (talk) 15:40, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
Das Problem war ein anderes: Dieses Bild enthaelt ein Blockade-Template, welches den Bot aus der Fassung gebracht hat (es ist das erste Mal, das ich sowas sehe). Sollte erstmal gehen jetzt, habe gerade manuel neugestartet. --Dschwen (talk) 16:18, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Doppeltes Template mit "Location"Edit

Hallo Dschwen! Weil ich mich an diese Diskussion erinnere, frage ich mal hier an. Gerade habe ich festgestellt, dass eines meiner Fotos, dass ich vor ca. zwei Wochen hochgeladen und in der Beschreibung mit einem manuell befüllten Template "Location" ausgestattet habe, nun per Bot ein weiteres (übrigens präziser platziert, als ich es konnte...) bekam. Es sollte doch möglich sein, so etwas zu verhindern, oder? Danke & Gruß --Sir James (talk) 18:18, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Das ist ueberaus komisch. Der bot verucht das zu verhindern, und subtrahiert alle Bilder, die in der DB einen Verweis aufs Location template haben. Und eigentlich auch die,die einen Verweis auf location dec haben. Ich schaue mir das nochmal genauer an. --Dschwen (talk) 18:35, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
Hallo Dschwen; hier ein weiterer Fall. Danke & Gruß --Sir James (talk) 10:45, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

De-adminship warningEdit

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Dear Dschwen/Archive13. I am writing to you to inform you that you are in danger of losing your adminship on Commons because of inactivity.

If you want to keep your adminship, you need both to sign at Commons:Administrators/Inactivity section within 30 days of today's date, and also to make at least five further admin actions in the following six months. Anyone who does not do so will automatically lose administrator rights.

You can read the de-admin policy at Commons:Administrators/De-adminship.

Thank you Trijnstel (talk) 21:47, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

Requesting Permission to Publish PhotoEdit

Mr. Schwen:

I am currently working on a textbook, Energy and Agriculture. We would like to use a photo of yours in the book. Please respond to me at with contact information so that I may send you our formal permissions request form for use of the image. The image we are interested in is of a gas bubble from the La Brea tar pits.

Thank you for your time and attention to this request.

Darcy Scelsi Senior Product Manager Cengage Learning

QICbot is brokenEdit

Special:Contributions/QICbot - hasn't made an edit in 2 days. -mattbuck (Talk) 21:26, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Toolserver was down for maintenance. --Dschwen (talk) 01:38, 19 February 2012 (UTC)
Forgive me for my ignorance, but Toolserver appears to be operating fine, but QICbot isn't. -mattbuck (Talk) 14:19, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
That's the thing with appearances. Ignorance forgiven. Toolserver cluster is not running fine. They just patched it up. Crontabs are destroyed, so the bots don't run. I did not get to restoring it. --Dschwen (talk) 19:45, 20 February 2012 (UTC)
OK, thanks. -mattbuck (Talk) 19:58, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

evtl. BotauftragEdit

Hallo Dschwen, würde es große Umstände bereiten, wenn du deinen Bot zwecks GPS-Datenextrahierung mal durch meine Benutzerkat inkl. Unterkats schickst? Da werden noch ein paar unentdeckte GPS-Daten schlummern. Würde mich sehr freuen. Gruß -- Niteshift (talk) 19:23, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Kann ich nicht einfach alle Deine Uploads nehmen? Ist einfacher als Kat+Unterkats. Und warum sind die unentdeckt? --Dschwen (talk) 19:37, 19 February 2012 (UTC)
Geht auch und wer weiß.. vielleicht reichen auch die letzten 500 Uploads. Ich kann's nicht überblicken, hatte nur eben welche gefunden. -- Niteshift (talk) 19:40, 19 February 2012 (UTC)
Gib mir mal bitte ein Beispiel. Der Bot sollte eigentlich nix uebersehen. --Dschwen (talk) 19:56, 19 February 2012 (UTC)
Du bist schon dabei, danke dafür. Da er's gerade gefunden hat, Beispiel aus dem Nov. 2011: File:Hohen Wieschendorf Schild Weg an der Steilkueste 2011-11-12 044.JPG. Gruß -- Niteshift (talk) 20:08, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

(Block log); 21:38 . . Dschwen (talk | contribs | block) unblocked Mbz1 (talk | contribs) ‎( unblock for the sole purpose of editing/anonymizing attribution on her image pages)Edit

Hi, as blocking admin, it would have been nice if you had consulted me on this. Perhaps you could explain your reasoning for this unblock. -mattbuck (Talk) 21:47, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Sorry matt, that was my bad. Too much going on. Should definitely have contacted you. Mbz1 has approached me a few days ago about anonymizing her contributions (as far as possible without revision oversight). The display of her real name and website apparently has caused her some grief in real life. I have complied with that request using a bot, but a few cases remain and I have asked her to take care of those herself manually. Since a block is not a punishment, but a protection of the commons community, and since Mbz1 has agreed to use the temporary unblock only to fix her image attributions, I went ahead and unblocked her for that purpose. --Dschwen (talk) 21:57, 7 March 2012 (UTC)
Righto, just wanted to know. -mattbuck (Talk) 23:00, 7 March 2012 (UTC)
As far as I can tell, she was blocked for three weeks for one edit. It that correct? Malcolm Schosha (talk) 12:52, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
I just know that she was blocked for three weeks. I wasn't around for the events that led to that block. I'll let Mattbuck answer that (if he still watches this page). I'll go ahead and reinstate the block, even if it personally hurts me to do so, as Mila has been nothing but warm and friendly in our direct interactions. She assured me via mail that she would not abuse the unblock for anything but adjusting her attribution(quote: "there could be a situation, when I need to change something else. I am not going to do anything else."). I'll let Mattbuck make the decision whether to lift the block ahead of its expiration date, as he was the blocking admin (and i already went around his back without notifying him about mu unblock. Sorry again!). --Dschwen (talk) 15:11, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
This probably should be taken to one of the noticeboards, but at the moment I am suffering from wiki-fatigue, and I do not know if Mbz1 would even want that. Thanks for the reply. Malcolm Schosha (talk) 15:54, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
I was going to ask you to take a look at User talk:Mbz1, but I guess I had better respond to this here.
Mbz1 had been warned previously about importing fights to Commons, and given Beeblebrox has <200 edits in the past year, and, as best I can see, no previous talk page interactions with Mbz1 here, it seems rather unlikely this little spat is in any way related to Commons. In fact, it is apparently an import from meta (see User_talk:Russavia/Archive_5#mbz1) and en.wp. Mbz1 has 5 past blocks with the main reason "intimidating behaviour/harrassment" (albeit a few overturned), so it's hardly as if she hasn't been warned about her behaviour. In fact she was blocked for a week just a month ago for that reason. What she engaged in here is cross-wiki harrassment, and that is simply unacceptable. I accept I did not research this when imposing the original block, but I would like to show you the last 3 events from her en.wp block log:
  • 02:34, 7 February 2012 Hersfold (talk | contribs) changed block settings for Mbz1 (talk | contribs) with an expiry time of indefinite (account creation blocked) (Reblocking with flags enabled due to persistent off-wiki and cross-wiki harassment of another user. Please appeal this block to the Arbitration Committee at
  • 00:58, 9 February 2012 Guerillero (talk | contribs) changed block settings for Mbz1 (talk | contribs) with an expiry time of indefinite (account creation blocked, cannot edit own talk page) (Talk page access is only being used for soapboxing at this point. (Carrying through Hersfold's block message: Please appeal this block to the Arbitration Committee at
  • 01:22, 12 February 2012 Risker (talk | contribs) changed block settings for Mbz1 (talk | contribs) with an expiry time of indefinite (account creation blocked, e-mail blocked, cannot edit own talk page) (Email used to further dispute. (Carrying through Hersfold's and Guerillero's block messages: Please appeal this block to the Arbitration Committee at
Now, normally I'm of the school that what is on en.wp stays on en.wp, but it's also important to look at meta, where again, in February there was a block for the same thing - personal attacks on other users. These make me more convinced that my block was correct. Now there's a lovely little message for me in her talk page edit summary: get off my talk page. It was not a good faith block to begin with, and now after ignoring this there's no doubt the block was imposed by a power hungry bully. Now, I disupte the idea this was not a good faith block, and I don't think I'm a power hungry bully (although I do want to rule the world). What did I ignore? Dschwen telling me he'd reblocked her. I didn't ignore it, I didn't see it until just now, I think it got chucked in to the same "you have messages" message as a QI promotion, but what exactly is there to respond to? All I could really have said is "ok". Frankly, given a further look at her behaviour I am in favour of an indefinite and full block, with revoked talk page and email rights, but given I am now involved I will not impose that. I do however request that the block remain for at least the full three weeks. -mattbuck (Talk) 13:20, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
And now we have this little screed - [3]. I'm not entirely sure, but I think I'm being compared to the Spanish inquisition. Someone is anyway. -mattbuck (Talk) 16:56, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
Mh, that is an unfortunate development. You probably don't need to hear it, but I cannot hurt to state it: I don't think you are a powerhungry bully either. I will not meddle with this matter any further. --Dschwen (talk) 17:55, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
If you read the Meta link Nemo used as justification for his block of Mbz1, it appears to be something other than a personal least it does not appear so to me. Moreover, the reaction of certain WP administrators to the RfC Mbz1 initiated on Meta was rather problematic. Unfortunately the Meta RfC itself, and its talk page, seem to have been hidden. Malcolm Schosha (talk) 13:01, 10 March 2012 (UTC)


Hallo Daniel, das Gadget ist schon etwas in die Tage gekommen. Wie wäre es mit einer Neuauflage unter Nutzung von jStorage und Unterstützung auch von VIC und VPC? Ich nutze jStorage schon in MediaWiki:VisualFileChange.js/cfg.js, um "Sitzungen" in Profile zu speichern. Sehr bequem und sinnvoller als Cookies, weil die Daten nicht so schnell gelöscht werden und nicht jedes Mal zum Server geschickt werden.

Was den Übersetzer angeht: Ich denke, dass es nicht mehr so wichtig ist: Die meisten Browser haben inzwischen zahlreiche AddOns, die dabei helfen. Grüße -- RE rillke questions? 21:05, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Mh, ja, im WikiMiniAtlas benutze ich direkt window.sessionStorage. Da ist es allerdings ein optionales feature, das gracefully degraded wenn ein Steinzeit-Browser verwendet wird. Ich finde es ein bisschen haesslich den jStorage code an jedes script dranzuhaengen. Kann man das nicht vom Scriptloader angeboten bekommen? --Dschwen (talk) 21:20, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
Ja - Ein RL-Modul wäre super. Würdest du ein Bugzilla-Feature-Request unterstützen? Ich denke, dass das PlugIn gute Arbeit leisten könnte und vom Code her sollte es auch den Anforderungen entsprechen. jquery.json ist ja schon als RL-Modul verfügbar. -- RE rillke questions? 21:54, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
Na logo. File mal den bug, dann kommentiere ich da gerne. --Dschwen (talk) 22:33, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
bugzilla:35073 Danke! -- RE rillke questions? 23:02, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
Danke sehr. Ich verstehe einfach nicht, warum die devs nicht verstehen wollen, dass es doof ist so lange zu warten, bis jeder seine eigene Lösung gebastelt hat und dann verlangen, dass man alle Gadgets umschreibt. Ich glaube ich werde mal ein bisschen canvassing betreiben. -- RE rillke questions? 13:26, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
Jo, geht mir auch echt auf den Keks. Vermutlich ist es mein stark subjektives Empfinden, aber ich habe seit langem das gefuehl, das JS developer hier bestenfals als Programmierer zweiter Klasse gesehen werden, trotz des erheblichen Mehrwerts, den sie MediWiki (und Wikimedia) bringen. Der Vorteil von JS ist doch gerade, dass man schnell und unkompliziert Loesungen entwickeln kann. Dann legt uns doch um Himmelswillen nicht noch solche Steine in den Weg. "Nur nix ueberstuerzen" pffft. --Dschwen (talk) 15:08, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
gadget jStorage.
mw.loader.using('ext.gadget.jStorage', function() {
  $.jStorage.set('key', { value: 'Ok!' });

Ich werde es sicher noch häufiger verwenden: DelReqHandler könnte auch mal einen neuen Anstrich gebrauchen. Wenn die Tools intelligenter werden sollen, müssen sie lernen. Ohne Speicher geht das nicht. -- RE rillke questions? 23:18, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Documentation for gadget authorsEdit

I saw you had done some work on a couple of gadgets. We are trying to start a library for gadget authors to use. Please check it out and post any questions or comments there. -- MarkAHershberger(talk) 17:28, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Mbz1 attributionEdit

You may need to come up with a new method, probably involving reupload, as most images have attribution in the comment section of the upload log. -mattbuck (Talk) 05:11, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

Yikes! I haven't thought about that yet. Re-uploading >2000 images, not what I had in mind. I'll point this out to her. --Dschwen (talk) 12:19, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
It will be nice, if this could be done somehow in a bot. Thanks, Matt, for thinking about this. For example in this image there is my real name in the comments. I would really like to erase my real name from everything that is associated with wikipedia, but I am not sure how to approach this task. I wonder, if your bot could be run from an oversiter account, and maybe it could be done that way? Thanks.--Mbz1 (talk) 19:10, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
In theory running the bot from my admin account to delete all old image revisions after re-uploading. Should be sufficient. Unless you are worried about version histories of the description pages themselves. --Dschwen (talk) 19:32, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
No, I am OK with the history, but remember I asked you about this in a very beginning, and you said an admin cannot delete image's description?--Mbz1 (talk) 20:29, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
Oh, probably a misunderstanding. An admin can delete a file-revision (after a new file is uploaded for example). An admin cannot delete a page-revision (i.e. a history entry in the page history). There is a distinction between a file and the description page of a file. --Dschwen (talk) 22:59, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
An admin can hide the username, edit summary and changes though. -mattbuck (Talk) 00:03, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
So, Daniel, if you could remove my name and my user name, which is my real life initials, from a current version in the comments section, it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.--Mbz1 (talk) 01:10, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
Oh, thanks, I did not know that. The interface for that is a bit hidden/obscure. Mila: are you referring to a particular comments section? --Dschwen (talk) 01:34, 16 March 2012 (UTC)
I am talking about situations as it is seen in this image for example. See comments in the file history section? But, if it is hard to do, it's OK I guess. I took lot's of your time already. Thanks.--Mbz1 (talk) 03:39, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Quality Image PromotionEdit

Your image has been reviewed and promoted
Congratulations! Los Alamos pano 1.jpg, which was produced by you, was reviewed and has now been promoted to Quality Image status. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Quality images candidates.

GPS aus Exif nicht ausgelesenEdit

Hallo Dschwen, normalerweise hat Dein Bot immer sehr zügig und manchmal nach ein paar Tagen die GPS-Daten aus den Exifs in die Beschreibung gepackt, aber bei meinen neueren Uploads seit Oktober 2011 nicht mehr. Muss ich mir da Sorgen machen oder irgendwas ändern? Betroffen sind: File:Luetgenhausen.jpg, File:Alde Gott Bildstoeckle.jpg, File:Saline Suelbeck Solereservoir.jpg, File:Saline Suelbeck oberer Bohrturm.jpg, File:Jewish Cemetery Bremke.jpg und File:Jewish Cemetery Woellmarshausen.jpg. --Dehio (talk) 21:07, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Nee, ich muss mir sorgen machen. Der bot lief nicht. Auf dem Toolserver gibts gerade etwas hin-und-her. Da ist meine crontab uebern Jordan gegangen. --Dschwen (talk) 21:23, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
Ah ja, das erklärt 's … Ich habe bei meinen Fotos dann mal wieder das "Template:GPS EXIF" eingefügt. -- DorisAntony (talk) 07:56, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

DschwenBot and {Template:Credit line}Edit

Hi Dschwen :-) First, thank you very much for your bot, that (usually) works excellent, and i appreciate this bot-service very much :-)))

Some days ago, i started to add {Template:Credit line} to as of today around 100 uploads, resulting in p.e. that 'result', i.e. 'destroying' the upload-template (it was ok before) ??

Question: What is going 'wrong', how can we/i avoid that ??

Thanks for any adivice (of course also in German) and, in general, for your excellent bot-service :-))

Best regards, Roland 18:05, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Oh, sorry about that. It looks like my bot was a bit confused by the template in a template scenario. I guess I'll have to fix the code to be more robust. --Dschwen (talk) 18:43, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
Hi Dschwen, no problem, will fix it within the related uploads from time to time (no hurry).
To avoid too much code-fixing: Can i p.e. 'place' that template at an 'other location' within the upload form ?
Best regards, Roland 18:49, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
I think just leaving a space between to two closing pairs of curly brackets should help already. --Dschwen (talk) 19:00, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
Hi Dschwen, thank you for that hint: tried that, seems to 'fix' the problem, i.e. will do so for the next uploads :-) Best regards, Roland 19:16, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Template LargeImageEdit

I've had some problems with the template and a request for slight realignment and adjustment of text in the template over on the Template_talk:LargeImage#Interactive_viewer_broken?_Formatting_suggestion_(again). Could you take a look when you have a chance? Thanks! Earthsound (talk) 20:55, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

File:Blue Waters main data center room.jpgEdit

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Large image (or not)Edit


I'm a bit surprised by this edit, as the file size is 38 310 × 1 218 pixels (58.88 Mo). In my opinion, this picture is clearly a large one. What is your opinion? Binabik (d) 12:30, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

38310*1218 = 46661580 < 50 Megapixel. Filesize is completely irrelevant, what matters is the uncompressed size, once the file is loaded into memory. Please do not take it personal, this just is not a particularly large file. Its height fits comfortably onto a current screen. If you like to have a link to the zoom viewer please use the {{Zoom}} template --Dschwen (talk) 14:59, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
I think it should not only consider the Megapixel; it should consider the File Size also(Only images). Because, 0I think it is not (or not only?) the Pixels causing the browser crash, the file size also matters. I think it would be best if you could consider the Image size > 10MB --Vaikoovery (talk) 16:20, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
You are simply wrong here. File size in most cases is way smaller than uncompressed image size. 10MB is a ridiculously now limit for "large" filesizes. It corresponds to the memory requirement of about a 3 Megapixel image! You are waaaaay off base here. --Dschwen (talk) 16:34, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
Ok, fine. Tell me, almost "72MP+" image(File:00_210_Bw_Angerbrücke,_ET_5084.jpg) has only the file size "3.99MB". You think(or in real) that only the resolution can cause the browser crash? Not the Image file size? --Vaikoovery (talk) 16:44, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
That seems very obvious to me. Why would the filesize play any role here? And what did you intend to show with that example anyways? My point is that the small amount of memory it takes to buffer file data before uncompressing it is insignificant compared to the large amount of memory it takes to hold the uncompressed image data. Isn't that blatantly obvious? --Dschwen (talk) 16:58, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
What I was thinking is, Both the image resolution and image filesize will be considered by the browser while loading it. So in both case the browser may crash/freeze. If it is true, then in that case the filesize also should be considered right? --Vaikoovery (talk) 17:22, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
No, it is not. --Dschwen (talk) 17:40, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

Don't worry, I don't have taken this personal, I just didn't notice that the limit is 50 megapixels, not 50 megabytes. I'm definitely not a specialist! Sorry for the inconvenience. Tschüss. Binabik (d) 21:07, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

Discussion is unnecesaryEdit

Discussion is unnecessary. This user is actively targeting me and it is obvious. It is simple as that. Please do not rotate the image again as you break its actual use. -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 23:04, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

So you come to my discussion page and tell me that Discussion is unnecessary? Sorry, but discussion is absolutely necessary. Please justify your edit, else it gets reverted. I do not give the littlest crap about your beef with PK. I would not call him my best friend either. This is just about a suspicious and unfounded edit. --Dschwen (talk) 23:10, 5 April 2012 (UTC)


Is DschwenBot (talk · contribs) having issues? Since its last edit was on the 5th of April and hasn't done any geolocations on files pages with the {{GPS EXIF}} template. Bidgee (talk) 02:49, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Moin! Im Zeitraum 28. Februar 2012 bis 21. März 2012 gibt es bei mir einige hochgeladene Bilder bei denen die Koordinaten noch nicht ausgelesen wurden. Bitte lass den Bot mal über den Zeitraum laufen. Vielen Dank --störfix (talk) 05:22, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Laeuft jetzt gerade drueber. Danke fuer den Hinweis! --Dschwen (talk) 15:28, 9 April 2012 (UTC)
Nichts zu danken, nur Eigeninteresse! Wollte die Koordinaten nicht händisch bei 36 Fotos einpflegen, wenn ich schon extra die Kohle für den Canon-File-Transmitter ausgeben habe ;-) --störfix (talk) 16:06, 9 April 2012 (UTC)
The bot isn't working again as the Category:Media with GPS EXIF is backlogged and has been for about a week. Bidgee (talk) 03:45, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

Ich denke der funktioniert automatisch, tut er aber nicht: [4] --Andreas Schwarzkopf (talk) 06:52, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Laut Special:Contributions/DschwenBot läuft der Bot täglich, hat aber seit 15.03.2013 keine Geodaten mehr bearbeitet. Ich habe da auch noch backlog. --RalfHuels (talk) 09:33, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
Hallo zusammen. Ich habe den Bot z.Zt. deaktiviert, weil er einen unschoenen Fehler produziert auf Bildseiten von mit der mobilen App hochgeladenen Bildern. Ich werfe ihn wieder an, sobald der Bug behoben ist. --Dschwen (talk) 14:33, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
Danke für die Info. --Andreas Schwarzkopf (talk) 16:06, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Dateien suchenEdit

Hallo Dschwen, kann der Bot eventuell eine Dateiliste generieren nach folgenden Bedingungen: Category:Files by User:Smial from de.wikipedia AND ("keine EXIF" OR "keine Koordinaten")? Schick wäre, wenn in der Liste (CSV?) neben dem Dateinamen auch alle jeweiligen Kategorien stünden, dann könnte ich Bilder, bei denen das Nachtragen von Koordinaten sinnlos ist, nach hinten sortieren. -- smial (talk) 07:04, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Der bot nicht unbedingt, aber ein SQL query. Ist es dringend? Ich bin naemlich gerade sehr mit dem meta:WikiMIniAtlas beschaeftigt. --Dschwen (talk) 20:32, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
Aus den Augen verloren. Nein, ist nicht dringend. Nicht einmal notwendig, ich kann meine alten Uploads auch zufuß suchen oder es einfach lassen. -- Smial (talk) 18:08, 5 May 2012 (UTC)

Blöde Frage...Edit

Wieso produziert eigentlich der QICBot Kackbalken bei Benutzerbenachrichtigung, der VICBot aber nicht? - A.Savin 10:51, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

Weil einer die Benachrichtigung als minor edit macht, und der andere nicht. --Dschwen (talk) 13:01, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
Klaro. Nur ist halt die Frage, ob dieser Unterschied irgendeiner Logik folgt... - A.Savin 13:04, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
Ja, weil man's nicht jedem recht machen kann mach ichs mal so und mal so :-D --Dschwen (talk) 13:09, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
OK, dann hätte ich es gerne schön zufällig nach Gauss  ;-) --Alchemist-hp (talk) 01:31, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
Eine Gaussverteilung auf zwei Werte ist aber einfach 50:50. --Dschwen (talk) 01:48, 22 April 2012 (UTC)



I just realized QICbot (talk · contribs) did not finish its task today, it just ate the images and never spat them out (no archiving, tagging or notification). --Coyau (talk) 23:59, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

Just put the images back onto the candidate list. The bot will process them the next time. --Dschwen (talk) 00:01, 20 April 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. --Coyau (talk) 00:28, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Berlin hackathon invitationEdit

I invite you to the yearly Berlin hackathon, 1-3 June in Berlin, Germany. Registration is now open. If you need financial assistance or help with visa or hotel, then please register by May 1st and mention it in the registration form.

This is the premier event for the MediaWiki and Wikimedia technical community. We'll be hacking, designing, teaching, and socialising, primarily talking about ResourceLoader and Gadgets (extending functionality with JavaScript), the upcoming launch of Lua for templates, Wikidata, and Wikimedia Labs.

We want to bring 100-150 people together, including lots of people who have not attended such events before. User scripts, gadgets, API use, Toolserver, Wikimedia Labs, mobile, structured data, templates -- if you are into any of these things, we want you to come!

I also thought you might want to know about other upcoming events where you can learn more about MediaWiki customization and development, how to best use the web API for bots, and various upcoming features and changes. We'd love to have power users, bot maintainers and writers, and template makers at these events so we can all learn from each other and chat about what needs doing.

Check out the the developers' days preceding Wikimania in July in Washington, DC and our other events.

Best wishes! - Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation's Volunteer Development Coordinator. Please reply on my talk page at Sumanah (talk) 01:02, 20 April 2012 (UTC)


Regex for AWB: (\{\{Assessments[^\}]*?)([\|]\s*)quality(\s*=\s*[^\|\}]+)(?=\s*(\||}})) would pick up the quality parameter in the assessment template if the template exists. {{Assessments}} is typically single lined when used. -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 11:14, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Is the regex understandable for you? -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 08:31, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Pheeewww.... this would match the parameter (including the = sign) in $3 (the third brcket set). Why is there i need for the second bracket set? Is the whole expression a no-match if the assessments template does not exist (i.e. if the first bracket is a no-match!) ? Would I just replace the whole thing in case of a match with "$1$2quality=1$4"? Thanks --Dschwen (talk) 16:08, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
I feel a disclaimer-ish remark is necessary at this point. I am merely trying to discuss the technical aspects. You are a fellow bot operator and I will acknowledge that it more than sucks to be asked to change the code out of the blue. I am in no way trying to force you to change the code or anything the sort. I am merely discussing ideas in case you want to volunteer to change the code and if there is consensus for said change. I was merely trying to understand the problem and would like to apologize if I had sounded forceful.
The regex will indeed not match at all if assessments template isn't present at all. The regex above is searching for a valid "quality" parameter. This can be used to check to see if someone has already put the value in manually. A simplified version can be used to check if assessments template is present at all. I try to break apart my regex queries to avoid unnecessary complexity. I found it much more easier to have multiple simpler regexes to run checks rather than have one massive one. I am unsure what you mean by the "second brackets" but if you mean the closing brackets, it is vital to only check within Assessments template so as not to interfere with other content which may legitimately use identical parameters somehow.
  • I used the regex ((\{\{Assessments[^\}]*?)([\|]\s*)com2(\s*=\s*[^\|\}]+)(?=\s*(\||}}))) and matched it with $1$2quality$3 to replace all instances of the parameter "com2" with "quality" on the assessments template. I did not add any new "quality" uses, just renamed the existing uses. There are currently 970 uses of the "quality" parameter and about 10,000 total uses of the assessments template.
  • If you wanted to change the value of the quality parameter from whatever it is to say 2, all you'd need to use is the regex posted on top of this section and match it with $1$2quality=2. I realize this is unimportant for quality images as there is only one type of them but it is meant to be an example.
  • If you wanted to add "quality=1" to the existing assessment template you would use the regex (\{\{Assessments[^\}]*?)(?=\s*(\||}})) with $1$2quality=1 to match.
  • If you wanted to remove "quality" parameter all together you'd use (\{\{Assessments[^\}]*?)([\|]\s*)quality(\s*=\s*[^\|\}]+)(?=\s*(\||}})) matched with $1. Not sure if we would ever want to do this for any parameter.
So this single regex is pretty robust in handling different situations with simplification. If I needed to change two parameters I would have used the regex multiple times as needed.
On a related note I am also trying to find a reliable regex to place Assessments template after the information template. I have not found a reliable regex so far for this as Information template often has templates passed to its parameters or even entire tables passed in so it is quite messy.
-- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 05:00, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
Let me know if you have further questions. :) -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 18:52, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
Thank you, that pretty much clears it up. I will implement this into the bot and activate it as soon as a consensus in favor is reached. --Dschwen (talk) 19:20, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
About that... I noticed two flavors of QI templates. One the traditional one and two the "retouched" one for small crops and etc. Is this correct? I do not believe a consensus to use {{Assessments}} will be reached any time soon. There seems to be fundamental issues unrelated to the actual technical issues I want to deal with. -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 12:50, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
{{RetouchedPicture}} has nothing to do with QI, or which one are you referring to? Did I see that right, you are going to Wikimania as well? --Dschwen (talk) 17:39, 5 May 2012 (UTC)


Servus Dschwen! Ich bin es wieder ;-) Zur Inof, meine Bilder vom 9. April 2012 hat der Botlauf von heute nicht erfasst. Gruß --störfix (talk) 11:25, 22 April 2012 (UTC) P.S. eine Altlast gibt es bei mir noch am 13. November 2011, an dem bei mir die Daten auch nicht ausgelesen wurden.

Gelesen? --störfix (talk) 15:14, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Jo, ich lass den Bot nochmal ueber den November'11 laufen. --Dschwen (talk) 15:55, 24 April 2012 (UTC)


In File:Handtekening Jacob Nijhoff (1723-1794).jpg‎, File:Jacob Louis Nijhoff (1782-1844).jpg‎, File:Gezin Nijhoff in 1798 door Rienk Jelgerhuis.jpg and File:Paulus Nijhoff (1756-1832).jpg you created a reference to my home address. Why are you violating in this way my privacy? Furthermorehe the pictures are not made there but in Groningen in de Library of the University. Gouwenaar (talk) 12:21, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Hello Gouwenaar. I operate a bot (automatic program) that extracts location information that is already contained in the image files, and makes them accessible using the {{location}} template. In the vast majority of cases this is expected and desired behavior, as the geographic information is usually added on purpose to the images. In your case it seems that you were unaware, that your camera includes this information with every picture it takes. For technical reasons (GPS reception, camera was still acquiring satellites) the location may be wrong (and in this case storing the location of the last place with good GPS reception). So, please do not worry. I'm not a stalker that is camping outside of your home. I suggest you deactivate the GPS module of your camera or purge the information from your files before you upload them. TLDR: the information was not added by me, my bot just made it more visible. --Dschwen (talk) 12:50, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I had already seen it. GPS reception in the building of the library was impossible and thus the wrong location was added. But why should a location be added to images (see the four images) taken from a book? Gouwenaar (talk) 15:05, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
If you don't want the bot extracting the information from your files, add {{bots|deny=DschwenBot}} to the file-description page while uploading or simply remove the wrong location from Exif using a geotagging/exif-tool before uploading or remove the {{location}}-template after the bot came to your images. -- RE rillke questions? 17:43, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, but what I don't understand is why the information was added to this four images, but not to this image File:Bakkerstraat Arnhem omstreeks 1870.jpg, derived from the same set. Gouwenaar (talk) 20:22, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
There seem to be no metadata. Compare File:Jacob_Louis_Nijhoff_(1782-1844).jpg#metadata with File:Bakkerstraat Arnhem omstreeks 1870.jpg#globalusage. Perhaps you edited the latter one with a different imaging-software? Or the metadata are simply corrupt. -- RE rillke questions? 20:34, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
The five images were made in the same building on the same day and all these images were edited with the same software Adobe Photoshop 3.0. Gouwenaar (talk) 20:59, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Problem with the QIC bot, or vandalism?Edit

Hello Dschwen.

Would you please be kind enough to have a look here, and the message above, it seems to be a problem... Thank you very much.--Jebulon (talk) 13:35, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
See 6 sections above #FYI. Sorry, busy now IRL, relatives are visiting. --Dschwen (talk) 14:47, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
Thank you,    Done . Have a happy sunday.--Jebulon (talk) 14:59, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
Wobei, die vom Bot herausgenommenen Bilder wieder zurückzustellen ist aufgrund zwischenzeitlicher Editierkonflikte eine äußerst schwer lösbate Aufgabe - besteht denn wenigstens eine Chance, dass der Bot den Prozess irgendwann selber nachholt? - A.Savin 17:13, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
Da niemand die Archivseiten bearbeiten sollte, ist das eigenlich ueberhaupt kein Problem. Kopier die Bilder einfach von dort wieder zurueck (nur die Templatenamen muessen angepasst werden (../ entfernen). --Dschwen (talk) 21:28, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
Es geht eigentlich ums Zurückstellen auf die QIC-Seite, falls du das gemeint hattest. Und das ist sehr wohl ein Problem... - A.Savin 22:41, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
Nein, das ist kein Problem, glaube es mir doch mal :-). Du musst di Bilder nicht genau wieder an ihre Ursprungs-Plaetze sortieren, sondern Du kannst all e non-CR Bilder in einem einzigen copy/paste auf die QIC seite packen, unter deas neueste Datum zum Beispiel. Mit einem zweiten Copy-Paste kopierst Du dann alle CR ans ende der QIC seite. --Dschwen (talk) 23:37, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
Welche Archivseiten? Wie oben in #FYI bereits geschrieben, archiviert QICBit nichts, sondern stirbt einfach einen leisen Tod, nachdem er die Einträge auf den Kandidaten entfernt hat. Außer in der Artikelhistorie gibt es keine Informationen mehr über die Bilder. Und die dort rauszupfriemeln ist wirklich eine Heidenarbeit. --LC-de (talk) 09:57, 28 April 2012 (UTC)

Grab MoissiEdit

Was soll das heißen, die Daten seien geraten? Bist Du Hellseher? Ich habe nahezu zwei Stunden recherchiert und Online-Karten studiert. Im übrigen stimmt die Geoangabe zu dem Bild fast exakt mit der Geolokalisierung in der Kategorie überein. Also, bitte, etwas gemach, bevor Du anderer Leute Arbeit zerstörst und ihnen unterstellst, sie würden oberflächlich vorgehen.

Es reicht durchaus nicht, dass die Kategorie einen Geo-Tag hat, weil die Besucher von Commons diese Angabe nicht unbedingt dort suchen, sondern sie auch direkt bei den Bildern finden sollten. --Parzi (talk) 22:53, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Ich glaub Dir ja, dass Du den Friedhof getroffen hast, das kann ich auf Google Maps auch sehen. Abit bitte gaukele hier dem Leser keine falsche Genauigkeit vor. Und Redundanz von Daten sollte absolut vermieden werden. Wenn die Kategorie geokodiert ist, und Du nichts besseres zu bieten hast, dann sollte da auch nix ans Bild gebappt werden. Wenn Du den Kamerastandort und die Blickrichtung herausgefunden hast, dann hast Du einen wirklichen Mehrwert zu bieten, und kannst das gerne mit dem Location template auf der Bildseite vermerken. Gruss --Dschwen (talk) 23:09, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
Prinzipiell sehe ich das Argument mit der Datenredundanz und Konsistenz ein; aber IMO sollte dann via Wikipedia-Software die Geolokalisation der übergeordneten Kategorie auch auf der Seite des untergeordneten Bildes als Link eingebaut sein. --Parzi (talk) 23:48, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
Kamerastandort und Blickrichtung habe ich übrigens heute für folgendes Foto ermittelt, das ich auch digital optimiert habe: Stadtkirche Ludwigslust. --Parzi (talk) 23:52, 30 April 2012 (UTC)
Jo, prima. Ich ueberlege mal, ob man die Koordinaten per Gadget aus den Kategorien einblenden kann auf den Bildseiten. Gute Idee! --Dschwen (talk) 23:53, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

Location missingEdit

Hallo, gibt es ein Problem mit dem Erkennen von Geotags? Diese Datei hier habe ich vor einigen Tagen hochgeladen und sie hat korrekte Geotags, aber der Bot scheint sie zu ignorieren. Vieleicht gibt es da ein größeres Problem? -- H005 22:09, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

QI SchweizEdit

Hallo Daniel,

das Bild File:CH Leontopodium alpinum 1.jpg ist das einzige, was mangels Ortsangabe oder Geodaten noch keinem Kanton zugeordnet werden konnte. Kannst Du dich noch erinnern, wo Du es geschossen hast? Auch im Kanton Graubünden? Grüße --Wladyslaw (talk) 20:44, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

Es ist die gleiche Pflanze wie File:CH_Leontopodium_alpinum_2.jpg. Das ist dann wohl in der Tat Graubuenden. Gruss --Dschwen (talk) 21:00, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

Bot, bitte!Edit

Könntest Du Deinen DschwenBot, bitte, mal auf das folgende Bild hetzten!? Ich habe die Geodaten nach genauer Suche in Google-Streetview präzisiert und mit Geosetter ins Bild gespeichert.

Da habe ich auch Geodaten ins Bild geschrieben, vorher gab 's dafür keine:

Oder grast Dein Bot automatisch neue Files ab?

Gruß Parzi (talk) 06:01, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Sollte automatisch abgegrast werden, sonst gibt es {{GPS EXIF}} um den bot anzulocken. --Dschwen (talk) 13:08, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
Ok. Danke. --Parzi (talk) 14:39, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

3 law violationsEdit

You are engaged in 3 rule violations.

1) revert a deletion request tag
2) undo without explanation
3) keeping pictures that are not used.

If you insist on these violations, you will be reported to admins accordingly. --Camoka4 (talk) 21:22, 18 May 2012 (UTC):

Well, you just did report this to an admin :-). I rolled back an anonymous IP contribution with no explanations. It was obvious that the contributor does not understand the speedy deletion criteria. In particular "not being used" is not a speedy criterion. If you think that 3RR applies here you are mistaken, my edit was an uncontroversial housekeeping action of a clear case of speedy deletion abuse. --Dschwen (talk) 22:11, 18 May 2012 (UTC)
For further reference Commons:SPEEDY#File. Note the absence of "not being used". I would also urge you not to try wikilawyering about "3 law violations" without checking the corresponding policies first. Hope that closes this case.--Dschwen (talk) 22:16, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Stories ProjectEdit


My name is Victor and I'm a storyteller with the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that supports Wikipedia. I'm chronicling the inspiring stories of the Wikipedia community around the world, including those from readers, editors, and donors. Stories are absolutely essential for any non-profit to persuade people to support the cause, and we know the vast network of people who make and use Wikipedia have so much to share.

Your photos are amazing. You have so many featured photos!

I'd very much like the opportunity to interview you to tell your story, with the possibility of using it in our materials, on our community websites, or as part of this year’s fundraiser to encourage others to support Wikipedia.

Thank you for your time,

Victor Grigas


Victorgrigas (talk) 04:36, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

Quality Image PromotionEdit

Your image has been reviewed and promoted
Congratulations! Sipapu Bridge 3.jpg, which was produced by you, was reviewed and has now been promoted to Quality Image status. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Quality images candidates.
Your image has been reviewed and promoted
Congratulations! Sipapu Bridge 1.jpg, which was produced by you, was reviewed and has now been promoted to Quality Image status. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Quality images candidates.
Your image has been reviewed and promoted
Congratulations! Moki Dugway 2.jpg, which was produced by you, was reviewed and has now been promoted to Quality Image status. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Quality images candidates.

QI nomEdit

Daniel, I think you know me better than that! It was not my intention to paint you as a QI-hunter. You should have noticed the smiley. I just wanted to say that for me the technical issues I mentioned were not on a par with the other image (which is clearly QI). Sorry if I got you on the wrong foot, you misunderstood me.  B.p. 12:02, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, I shouldn't have snapped at you so sarcastically. Sorry. However, please consider that the bar for an image to become QI is given by the QI criteria, not by the other pictures a photographer uploaded. --Dschwen (talk) 14:37, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Please delete the geodata revisionsEdit

On 2 images of my cat that I uploaded (File:Colleenplayingonthepost.jpg and File:Sleepingsiamesetabby.jpg), please hide all revisions including geodata info. I request that the geodata info be hidden for privacy reasons. C3F2k (Questions, comments, complaints?) 04:50, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

I would have to delete the files entirely, because they contain the geodata. My bot merely extracted it from there. Is that what you want? --Dschwen (talk) 12:52, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
Yes, just delete the files entirely. C3F2k (Questions, comments, complaints?) 13:35, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
The GPS data can be removed from the EXIF and the files reuploaded over the exisiting (then revdel the originals and diffs) photos. Bidgee (talk) 13:39, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
I will delete in 1h. I will not waste my valuable time on a blurry cat picture. The internet has enough of those already. --Dschwen (talk) 14:14, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
Rillke already did. --Dschwen (talk) 14:15, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
Indeed. But if a contributor wants his/her cat on the user page :-) -- RE rillke questions? 14:19, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
exiftool "FILEPATH" -GPS:all= -Composite:GPSPosition=
   Done Removed GPS-data. -- RE rillke questions? 14:19, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

Quality Image PromotionEdit

Your image has been reviewed and promoted
Congratulations! IL-KY-Bridge signs.jpg, which was produced by you, was reviewed and has now been promoted to Quality Image status. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Quality images candidates.

{{Location}} not addedEdit

Your bot never seems to add any {{location}} template to my photos. Do you know why? For example, File:Nordkoreas ambassad på Lidingö.jpg has GPS coordinates in the EXIF (visible using Exiftool, not visible using Mediawiki for some reason). --Stefan4 (talk) 22:52, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

QIC usabilityEdit

Hi Daniel,

so ganz unrecht hat er Commons_talk:Quality_images_candidates#Proposal_to_modify_the_procedures mit dem Vorschlag ja nicht. Wobei mich die Benutzeroberfläche nicht wirklich stört, aber für Neulinge ist der Einstieg wirklich sehr harzig. Was meinst Du dazu? Grüße --Wladyslaw (talk) 17:36, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Recent changes to Wikimedia Commons geocoded imagesEdit

Do you know anything about the recent changes to Wikimedia Commons geocoded images tool? It stopped on 06-23-2012. I am trying to get it started again but I've gotten no response from Para or TS-Admins. Thanks -Nv8200p (talk) 22:14, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

Hey, I've gotten an email and in the mean time para has responed. Looks like something is happening. --Dschwen (talk) 12:56, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Hat der QIbot heute frei?Edit

[5] Grüße --Wladyslaw (talk) 14:55, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

Hier in Washington hats heute geregnet. Vielleicht hat der Bot (oder der daniel) nasse Füße bekommen? Ich frag mal, wenn ich ihn sehe. --Ralf Roleček 14:59, 14 July 2012 (UTC)
Hoer Dir die Vortraege an und surf nicht im Internet! --Dschwen (talk) 15:39, 14 July 2012 (UTC)


Moin, irgendwie arbeitet der heute nicht ganz vollständig. Konkret fällt es mir an File:Kurplatz Bad Wildbad 2011.jpg auf: Die Datei wurde korrekterweise archiviert, ist auch unter recently promoted eingeordnet, aber das Bapperl wurde nicht ergänzt (und ich nicht benachrichtigt, was an sich wurscht wäre). Gruß, -- Felix König 16:11, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

pywikibot.exceptions.EditConflict: An edit conflict has occured.
Wer konnte da seine verfluchten Fettfinger nicht von der Seite lassen?! Grrrr! Alle archivierten Bilder am besten zurueck auf die Kandidatenseite. Ich bin leider gerade in einer Konferenz. --Dschwen (talk) 16:28, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

Ab und an werden in der Unterseite Recently promoted bei QI die Bilder vom Bot ohne den prefix "File:" hineinkopiert, so dass man das von Hand nachholen muss, sofern man das Tool zur Kategorisierung verwenden will. Ein Fehler vom Bot oder lief da auf der Nominierungsseite schon was schief? Grüße --Wladyslaw (talk) 18:13, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

Gute Frage. Ich versuche das nachher mal zu recherchieren. Ich wuesste nicht, wo der Bot da was falsch machen koennte. Aber wenn sin der Nom schon kaputt ist sollte auch kein thumbnail auf der Kandidatenseite angezeigt werden. --Dschwen (talk) 18:28, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

Last days QICbot is not removing promoted/declined images from CR. --Ivar (talk) 14:33, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

This has been resolved a while ago now. Sorry for the lack of updates here. I did eventually reply on Commons_talk:Quality_images_candidates#Bot_problem_again.3F. --Dschwen (talk) 14:13, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Open Access Media Importer BotEdit

Hallo Daniel, der bot request sitzt jetzt unter Commons:Bots/Requests/Open Access Media Importer Bot. Wusste nicht recht, ob der nun besser ein bot flag kriegt oder nicht (ich bin eher fuer ja) und hab erstmal nein reingeschrieben, weil das vermutlich einfacher ist. Test edits folgen demnaechst. Comments etc. very welcome. -- Daniel Mietchen - WiR/OS (talk) 02:36, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

Unsere Tests sind vorerst abgeschlossen - bitte guck doch nochmal rein. Danke! -- Daniel Mietchen - WiR/OS (talk) 14:16, 1 October 2012 (UTC)


Hallo Dschwen. Kannst du dir das mal ansehen und dich ggf. dazu äussern? --Leyo 14:25, 26 July 2012 (UTC)


Daniel, the type:landmark removal request by user:Dispenser proves to be much more controversial than expected. An offshoot of this discussion is to improve documentation of the attribution parameter. Any chance you can help with this process? --Jarekt (talk) 17:19, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

EXIFs übersehen?Edit

Hallo Dshwen, bis vor etwa 1/2 Jahr hat alles automatisch geklappt mit dem Übertragen der geographischen Positionsinformationen in Commons. In letzter Zeit hat Dein Bot aber einige übersehen, z. B. File:Einsiedel_Prietitz1.jpg, File:Einsiedel_Prietitz2.jpg, File:Haus_der_1000_Teiche.jpg, File:Leopoldina_Halle_Jaegerberg1.JPG, File:Leopoldina_Halle_Jaegerberg2.JPG, ... Habe ich da irgendwas falsch gemacht mit dem Georeferencing? Gruß, --PaulT (talk) 12:11, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

Hast Du ein Beispiel aus letzter Zeit. Die Maerz/Mai Bilder koennen in eine Phase gefallen sein, wo der Toolserver Probleme hatte. Ich dachte, ich haette das alles nachgeholt. Meine logs zeigen aber an, dass der bot in letzter Zeit funktioniert hat. --Dschwen (talk) 13:08, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
Aktuell habe ich jetzt keine. Es fiel mir nur bei den oben genannten auf. Danke, --PaulT (talk) 13:11, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
Habe nochmal alle durchgesehen. Es scheint nur die oben genannten zu betreffen. --PaulT (talk) 13:44, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

{{InteractiveViewer}} und {{LargeImage}} doppeltEdit

Hallo Dschwen, könntest Du den Bot so einrichten, dass er auf das Einfügen von LargeImage verzichtet, sofern bereits die InteractiveViewer-Vorlage drin ist? Ansonsten wäre es irgendwie doppelt gemoppelt. --Alexrk2 (talk) 21:49, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

Possible problem with DschwenBotEdit

Hello Daniel, I am writing to let you know that there are two photos in category Media with GPS EXIF which the bot has not been able to process for a long time: Nordkoreas ambassad på Lidingö.jpg and Haimburg 02.jpg. The first one had incomplete GPS data in EXIF so I uploaded new version with correct data (I hope) but the bot still was not able to process it. The case of the second file is strange because its GPS data looks fine to me and there is also another file of the same author and made with the same hardware which the bot processed successfully. Jdx (talk) 20:06, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

Oh, mh, yeah. The Northkorean embassy pic had broken EXIF data and the bot remembers broken images and skips them... unfortunately forever. Let me think hw to improve this. --Dschwen (talk) 22:34, 24 August 2012 (UTC)
It also breaks if someone overwrites a photo with a completely different photo, for example File:Professor Ruben Canelo.JPG. --Stefan4 (talk) 20:14, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

One of your images...Edit

Hello! I would like to use one of your images on my book cover. Could you get in touch with me soon?

Bot not finding GPS tagsEdit

Your bot recently rejected File:St. Nicholas Ave and W 155th St intersection, Manhattan.jpg and said there weren't any geocoding EXIF tags or that they were invalid. Could you give me some hints what might be wrong with the tags? I get a bunch of GPS-related tags if I feed the file to exiftool:

$ exiftool -a -u -g1 IMG_8764.jpg | grep "^GPS"
GPS Version ID                  :
GPS Latitude Ref                : North
GPS Latitude                    : 40 deg 49' 51.13"
GPS Longitude Ref               : West
GPS Longitude                   : 73 deg 56' 29.46"
GPS Altitude Ref                : Above Sea Level
GPS Altitude                    : 51.6 m
GPS Time Stamp                  : 21:12:28
GPS Map Datum                   : WGS-84
GPS Date Stamp                  : 2012:08:25
GPS Altitude                    : 51.6 m Above Sea Level
GPS Date/Time                   : 2012:08:25 21:12:28Z
GPS Latitude                    : 40 deg 49' 51.13" N
GPS Longitude                   : 73 deg 56' 29.46" W
GPS Position                    : 40 deg 49' 51.13" N, 73 deg 56' 29.46" W

I use GeoSetter to tag the raw files, I process them with CaptureOne, and upload the resulting JPEGs. Thanks. –Magnus Bäck (talk) 02:15, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

From the bot log:

835 St._Nicholas_Ave_and_W_155th_St_intersection,_Manhattan.jpg
836 downloading,_Manhattan.jpg ...
837 analyzing GPS EXIF data ...
838 Broken Tag Invalid value for EXIF type [Rational]: [0/0]

I'll have to investigate which tag it was that triggered the error. --Dschwen (talk) 19:58, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Have you had time to look at this? Apart from hacking your script to have it run on my local files I don't know what I can do to debug this. –Magnus Bäck (talk) 01:48, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

I looked at it. Downloaded the file and went through it manually using pyexiv2 (at home I may have used a more current version). No errors. Sorry no idea why the file failed. --Dschwen (talk) 19:20, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
Hmm, looks like there was a bug in my bot at some point. I discovered that a ton of images that were placed on the blacklist (images that failed once) are actually working now on a second try. --Dschwen (talk) 17:27, 26 October 2012 (UTC)


Moin! Weisst Du welcher Bot die Vorlage Assessments auf Commons setzt? --Hedwig in Washington  (Woof?) 02:35, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Es ist der bot von User:とある白い猫: User:タチコマ_robot. --Dschwen (talk) 15:51, 17 September 2012 (UTC)
Bedankt! :) --Hedwig in Washington  (Woof?) 03:01, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

Bot has dupilicate geocodingEdit

Hi, my congratulations for the Bot, really usefull. It still can improve. Yesterday the bot added geocoding to File:Pericas BCN farmaciaBusquets PonsGallarza92 001.jpg‎ from EXIF. However, the image already had. I uploaded it with Commonist which toke automatically the geocode from EXIF too. I didn't change anything in order you can look exactly what happened, Thanks !--amador (talk) 04:36, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Apparently commonist is the tool that needs improvemnt, not my bot! It is wrong to put the exif coordinates with the camera position into the Object location template. Also the placement of the Object location template inside the Information template is wrong. Is this an automatic setting by commonist? Or did you have to configure it that way? --Dschwen (talk) 14:13, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
If commonist extracted the location from the EXIF data, why does it put source:cawiki into the coordinate template?! It should be source:exif. This is very broken behavior. --Dschwen (talk) 14:19, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Bot issuesEdit

Hi. Your bot has managed to publicise my home address (though it got it wrong) from some EXIF data I left on some photos I took at home by mistake. I've reverted these, but I'd prefer it if it was expunged entirely. How can I go about this? --Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 14:49, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

First of all I'm sorry this has caused you stress, but it was not my bot who published your home address, it was you! First step was uploading the geodata embedded in the file (at this point it was available to every interested person), second step was posting on my talk page and confirming it to be your "home address" ;-). Reupload the images after you have removed the geodata (over the old images!), then message me and I will delete the old revisions that contain geodata. --Dschwen (talk) 15:00, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Blank line in QIC nomination toolEdit

Hi Dschwen,

It should be a quick fix, but could you modify the QIC nomination tool so that it inserts blank lines between each nomination if you are nominating multiple images? Much appreciated.

King of ♠ 20:28, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

But why? It currently inserts a blank line after each block of images a user nominates. I personally find this to be more structured. --Dschwen (talk) 21:48, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

QIC Bot hat heute seine Arbeit verweigertEdit

Grüße --Wladyslaw (talk) 13:13, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

Danke. Totalverweigert. Hab den botlauf nochmal von hand gestartet. --Dschwen (talk) 21:11, 15 September 2012 (UTC)
Immer das streikende Personal... was fordert er denn? --Ralf Roleček 22:49, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

Leider auch heute wieder. --Wladyslaw (talk) 13:07, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

Massiver toolserver Ausfall. --Dschwen (talk) 19:59, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

"Co-Urheber" bei QIC nicht stimmberechtigt?Edit

Hallo Daniel,

es gab vor einigen Monaten eine unsägliche (und natürlich wieder mal ergebnislose) Diskussion darüber, dass Co-Urheber eines Bildes im CR von QIC nicht abstimmen dürfen/ sollten. Von einem "dürfen" kann ohnehin keine Rede sein, weil ich im Regelwerk nichts finde. Sich über ein "sollen" aufzuregen finde ich besonders dann nickelig wenn es um entfernen von Sensorflecken u.ä. geht. Jedenfalls wird dieser Glaubensgrundsatz von einigen eifrig verteidigt und Stimme herausgestrichen wie hier: Commons:Quality_images_candidates/candidate_list#File:L.C3.B6rrach_-_Burg_R.C3.B6tteln_-_Bergfried1.jpg. Ich habe mir erlaubt, diesen Unsinn rückgängig zu machen. Es ist leider auch immer wieder ärgerlich, dass so ein Bohei um die QI gemacht werden. Es ist nicht superdringend, aber wenn Du Zeit und Lust hast, kannst Du Dich als Quasi-Erfinder dazu äußern. Viele Grüße --Wladyslaw (talk) 10:59, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

Hab mal Senf dazugegeben. --Dschwen (talk) 20:39, 24 September 2012 (UTC)


Hallo Dschwen, lass doch bitte den Bot noch einmal den Zeitraum 22. bis 24.9 abarbeiten. Da sind einige Exif meiner Bilder nicht ausgelesen worden. Danke --störfix (talk) 17:17, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

Jo, mach ich. Der toolserver hatte in dem Zeitraum einen Ausfall. --Dschwen (talk) 19:16, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
Ich habe den Eindruck, daß eins meiner Bilder seit einer Woche grün ist aber nicht ausgelesen wird. Bin mir aber nicht sicher. --Ralf Roleček 17:39, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
Du meinst den QICbot, nicht den Dschwenbot! Welches Bild meinst Du denn? --Dschwen (talk) 19:16, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
Stimmt, den meine ich. File:12-07-13-washington-by-RalfR-11.jpg ? Oder irre ich mich? --Ralf Roleček 20:25, 26 September 2012 (UTC)
Der Bot sieht das:
File:12-07-13-washington-by-RalfR-11.jpg|User talk:Dschwen/Archive13/Promotion:::
Heute wurde es nicht verarbeitet wegen des versteckten Kommentars von Pierre Selim. Gestern haette es eigentlich mitgenommen werden muessen. Komisch. Na ja, einfach mal abwarten. --Dschwen (talk) 20:51, 26 September 2012 (UTC)


Hallo, das könnte dich interessieren:

Grüße Kolossos (talk) 21:24, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

Klar, HTML5 Kram interessiert mich immer. Leider basiert deren Loesung auf Microsoft Windows only software. Aber man koennte im Prinzip auch IIP als backend verwenden. ZoomViewer ist das naechste Projekt, welches ich auf Labs portiere. --Dschwen (talk) 22:01, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

Übrigens, bekommt das OSM-Gadget und der Wikiminiatlas jetzt "Konkurrenz" von einer vietnamesischen Leafletanwendung. --Kolossos (talk) 21:09, 28 September 2012 (UTC)


Hallo Daniel,

ich bin mir nicht sicher, ob Du für meine Frage der richtige Ansprechpartner bist. Allerdings weiß ich, dass Du dich mit einigen Geo-Tools befasst oder befasst hast. Wollte eine entsprechend referenzierte Karte gem. Commons:Geocoding/Overlay-de auf laden. Funktioniert allerdings nicht. Ist das ein Serverproblem, eventuell nur zeitlich beschränkt? Oder wieso erhalte ich nie einen Overlay? Grüße --Wladyslaw (talk) 21:11, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

Meinst Du wirklich Google Maps? Das KML funktioniert soweit ich weiss nur in Google Earth. --Dschwen (talk) 22:20, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
google earth natürlich, aber es funktioniert jetzt wieder (gerade ausprobiert). War wohl wie so oft nur ein Serverproblem. --Wladyslaw (talk) 05:25, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

Dein BildEdit

Hallo Daniel, ich weiß nicht ob Dir das wichtig ist, es ist evtl. nur eine Kleinigkeit, aber bitte siehe hier mal vorbei: User:Rock_drum. Ist es nicht eine nicht ganz korrekte Nutzung? Man kann nicht auf das Bild klicken um zu dessen Informationen zu gelangen. Grüße, --Alchemist-hp (talk) 21:19, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

Ja, die Nutzung ist nicht ganz korrekt. Muss ich jetzt abmahnen, damit ich nicht die Rechte an meinem Bild verliere? Solange das auf einer Projektseite passiert ist mir das ehrlich gesagt recht egal. Bleibt ja 'in der Familie'. Wenns eine externe Webseite waere, wuerde ich jetzt eine freundliche E-Mail absetzen. --Dschwen (talk) 08:05, 6 October 2012 (UTC)
Natürlich musst Du meinetwegen nicht abmahnen :-) Das ist mir ja auch egal. Aber ein aufklärendes Wort an den User zwecks "für die Zukunft schlauer sein" könnte abgesetzt werden. Er weiss es anscheinend nicht so richtig. Die Sichtung war auch eh nur ein Zufall. Grüsse, --Alchemist-hp (talk) 09:03, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

Zoom viewrerEdit

Hi Daniel,

Please note this discussion: Commons_talk:Quality_images_candidates#Zoom_viewrer. -- Jkadavoor (Jee) (talk) 05:48, 8 October 2012 (UTC)


Hi Daniel, könntest Du ein Tool schreiben um die Galerie der Exzellenten Bilder in der deWP auszuzählen? Wir wollen dort ein Medailiensystem einführen und da wäre es nützlich die Bilder den Autoren zuzuordnen und auszuzählen. Ist sowas kompliziert? Beste Grüße   &#x95; Richard • [®] • 07:09, 12 October 2012 (UTC)

Ist ein einzeiler in Chrome (in der Konsole; F11):
c={};re=/\/([Uu]ser|[Bb]enutzer):(.*)/;$('a').each(function(i,e){if(e.href){m=re.exec(e.href); if(m) { c[m[2]]=(c[m[2]]||0)+1; }}});s=[];for(n in c)s.push({n:n,c:c[n]});s.sort(function(a,b){return b.c-a.c});for(i=0;i<s.length;++i)s[i]=s[i].c+' '+s[i].n;console.log(s.join('\n'))
Sorry fuer die spaete Antwort. War im Urlaub. --Dschwen (talk) 17:00, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Your bot rejected the requestEdit

No idea why it states that "image does not contain or contains broken GPS data" (for five photographs 1, 2, 3, 4 and , 5) when the data is correct and is located in the EXIF data. Bidgee (talk) 03:20, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

Same here on all files currently in Category:St. Engelbert (Mülheim) . RalfHuels (talk) 06:12, 14 October 2012 (UTC)
This is most likely due to an out of date pyexiv library on the toolserver. I have had a similar bugreport a little while ago. I tried to run the bot on my computer at home and the coordinates were extracted fine. My plan in the long run (1-2 months hopefully) is to migrate the bot to wikimedia labs. In the meantim I can look if I can get an newer version of the lib installed locally in my home dir. --Dschwen (talk) 14:16, 26 October 2012 (UTC)
Ok, there must have been a bug in the bot or maybe a temporary site outage. This caused a few images to fail. Those were added to a blacklist so that the bot doesn't spend time on the during the next run. I deleted my blacklist and am currently rerunning images from the last 200 days. --Dschwen (talk) 17:32, 26 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. RalfHuels (talk) 19:06, 26 October 2012 (UTC)
I found a deeper lying problem. Apparently there is a new standard for GPS tags under XMP.EXIF. My bot did not look fir these tags previously. I fixed the bot today an am rerunning it over old uploads. --Dschwen (talk) 22:58, 30 October 2012 (UTC)


Hi Dschwen,

I wonder if you are aware of a gestating proposal being drafted at User:Colin/GFDL. Comments on the talk page? This follows a week-old similar proposal at Featured Pictures that indicates the strength of feeling against GFDL but also for dealing with this at policy level. I'm thinking of this going live soon. However, I'm not sure where to place it? Directly at the Village Pump or on a page of its own with adverts at appropriate forums? Cheers, Colin (talk) 20:15, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

Why don't you move it to Commons:GFDL license proposal (or something along those lines) and leave a link at the village pump. I'm on travel currently and will join in the discussion once I'm back (this weekend). I share the sentiments against GFDL (in particular the 1.2-only version) for use as an image license (although I used it myself in the old days (2005) thinking it was a truely free license...). --Dschwen (talk) 08:58, 16 October 2012 (UTC)
Seems like a good idea. However there are three possible strategies to take:
  1. Target GFDL for now. This is where the problems currently lie and everyone is familiar with the issues. I currently think we should go after this one first.
  2. Target any unsuitable licence. That takes out GFDL, GPL, LGPL, etc because (a) they all force the inclusion of licence full text and (b) they are written for different media anyway. Exclusions necessary for screenshots, etc. Some others think we should go for this instead (I think it can wait).
  3. Rationalise acceptable licences to just a few. Some have called for a simplification. Certainly it confuses reusers to be presented with umpteen supposedly free licences that they need to interpret before reusing. Could there be a minimal set that are fully accepted along with a few exceptions?
So still contemplating strategy and wording before going live... Colin (talk) 09:55, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Valued images: MVR bot cleaningEdit


Commons:Valued image candidates/Most valued review candidate list‎ has been clean of closed nomination since a long time. Is your bot programmed to do that? If not, what should be done? I already asked this 2 months ago. Regards, Yann (talk) 09:26, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

I'm on travel right now. Back on the weekend! --Dschwen (talk) 08:32, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, upon second look, I don't quite understand the question. Are the closed nominations not archived? --Dschwen (talk) 18:20, 26 October 2012 (UTC)



(the bot was switched of on that page by removing the mot marker comment) --Dschwen (talk) 23:00, 30 October 2012 (UTC)


Hello Daniel. I am from wiki France, and I'd like to add a map of coordinates of an old railroad in an article using WikiMiniAtlas (blue line). I've browsed through but could not find the KML data attached to the Coord. Please could you show me these first steps ? (I know that WikiMiniAtlas is enabled on wiki fr; seeéal; I also know programming in KML). Thanking you by advance, Jack ma (talk) 06:06, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi! The KML data is located at en:Template:Attached KML/Bridgwater_and_Taunton_Canal. I'll have to enable KML processing on fr wiki. Just copy the Attached KML template over to (and give it localized name) then I'll make the necessary changes. --Dschwen (talk) 12:58, 24 October 2012 (UTC)
Ok. I've just created fr:Modèle:KML joint and replace "en" with "fr" and with the localized name of the template. I also created fr:Modèle:KML joint/Ligne CFD Angoulême - Matha to test.
For your information, on wiki fr, we also have fr:Modèle:KML to collect all coords in a page (and linked pages/categories) and propose Google Maps, Bing and KML.
Many thanks for your help, Jack ma (talk) 09:22, 26 October 2012 (UTC)
Could you add the template to fr:Ligne CFD Angoulême - Matha? Then I can start modifying the WMA to detect it. --Dschwen (talk) 18:16, 26 October 2012 (UTC)
   Done and {{kml}} as well. Regards, Jack ma (talk) 08:20, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Hello Dschwen. I've just left you a message on wiki:fr. The blue lines are still not visible. Jack ma (talk) 13:42, 10 November 2012 (UTC)


Hi Daniel, would you consider standing for Bureaucrat? We still have a long backlog in bot requests, and I know that you are level headed, experienced with bots, and obviously have the trust of the community. I'm not sure if you've got time, but thought I'd ask anyway :). --99of9 (talk) 03:56, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

I am level headed?! ;-) Sure, why not. I do not have a terribly large amount of time but I would gladly help out wherever I can. --Dschwen (talk) 14:54, 25 October 2012 (UTC)
   DoneCommons:Bureaucrats/Requests/Dschwen --99of9 (talk) 22:30, 25 October 2012 (UTC)


Did you mean to do this? Colin (talk) 14:13, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

No, I was browsing commons in bed on my Nexus 7 :-D. The watchlist line was wrapped so that rollback was right below diff. D'Oh. Anyhow, fat fingers. I panicked a bit, but I did revert my revert, didn't I? --Dschwen (talk) 17:05, 27 October 2012 (UTC)
Oh man, looks like I didn't. Sorry, I just corrected that mistake. --Dschwen (talk) 17:06, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Commons:Valued image candidates/Most valued review candidate listEdit

VICbot hasn't run on this page in a long time. Is it normal? -- King of ♠ 19:23, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

I don't understand. I'm running the bot manually now and it tells me that all nominations are already handled. But those may be regular VICs not MVRs. Let me see, maybe there was a change on the MVR page that throws the bot off. --Dschwen (talk) 00:50, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
Found the problem
the string <!-- VICBOT_ON --> was not found on page Commons:Valued_image_candidates/Most valued review candidate list
Someone must have accidentally removed it. --Dschwen (talk) 00:54, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
Crap, that didn't do it. --Dschwen (talk) 01:06, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
Ok, got it. In principle it works now, but once a nomination page hasn't been touched for more than 5 days it falls off the bot's radar. --Dschwen (talk) 23:00, 29 October 2012 (UTC)



touched the old noms manually and the bot archived them properly. --Dschwen (talk) 23:01, 30 October 2012 (UTC)


Hallo, bei einigen Dateien liest MediaWiki die ExifDaten korrekt aus (kannst Du übrigens über die API abfragen; prop=imageinfo), aber der Bot nicht. -- Rillke(q?) 19:35, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

Interessant. Seit wann funktionieren denn GPSExif daten in Mediawiki? --Dschwen (talk) 19:37, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
Korrigiert. --Dschwen (talk) 22:56, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
Danke. Erweiterte Informationen gibt es schon eine Weile (>6 Monate). Bawolff hat da glaube ich mit dran gearbeitet. Das war ungefähr die Zeit, als die Dateien mit Orientierungstag plötzlich kopfstanden. Alte Dateien müssen aber gepurged werden, damit die Metadaten aktualisiert werden. -- Rillke(q?) 11:55, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Wiki loves monumentsEdit

Hi Daniel, I entered in the Wiki Loves Monuments contest and entered the Cleveland West Pierhead Lighthouse picture and wanted to say thank you for voting on my picture. I am an amateur photographer and have only been doing it more seriously for about a year, so it was good to see professionals' views on the picture. Mtbangert (talk) 21:14, 31 October 2012 (UTC)

Hello Mtbangert, your lighthouse shot turned out really beautiful. If this was the result of just one year of taking photography seriously I'm looking forward to your entries next year. Cheers Dschwen (talk) 03:20, 5 November 2012 (UTC)


I have copied maps using my iphone and other cameras from which I do not know how to suppress the exif data and your bot keeps coming back to tag incorrectly using the exif data (is there any way other than putting no bots in the file info to prevent the bot returning?) SatuSuro (talk) 00:22, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

The solution is not to suppress the bot, but use correct geotagging on ypur images. If there is a {{Location}} template on the image page the bot won't bother you. --Dschwen (talk) 00:59, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
A copy of a map is not a locatable item... there is no location required...

The convenience of being able to copy an item with an iphone has been lost - to circumvent repeated visits by the bot I shall have to scan the images which will alleviate the problem - I hope, as there should be no exif data that can be played with by the bot It is a pity that you dont have a 'switch' for copies of maps or images that have been made from cameras, unless there is a way of suppressing exif/location that I havent discovered yet... SatuSuro (talk) 08:29, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

You'll need a program to remove the GPS data from the EXIF data or on my iPhone, I've found that having it on Airport mode stops the GPS from working (ie: no GPS data in the EXIF). Bidgee (talk) 08:42, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
  • Dschwen - well done on your clear vote for higher planes of existence - sorry to have bothered you and your bot ...

I have had the issue solved by bidgee - I simply put my iphone on airport mode in future... However I imagine location bots will no doubt keep tagging copies of maps and photos while the exif data exists... SatuSuro (talk) 10:47, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Oh,sorry,I misunderstood what you meant with copies of mp! There is a template {{location not applicable}} or something along those lines. I will make sure I find out what it is called and that my not honors it. --Dschwen (talk) 12:09, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
I was thinking of {{location withheld}}, but that is not quite what you want.I'll add a flag to my bot! --Dschwen (talk) 12:16, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
But there is Category:Location not applicable and the bot already checks for that and skips images in this categpry. So that would have been the helpful answer last night :-(. Anyhow, better late than never. --Dschwen (talk) 13:08, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

I'm working on an FAQ now that will be linked from the bot's edit summary. If you have any ideas I'd appreciate your contributions. --Dschwen (talk) 15:20, 1 November 2012 (UTC)


Congratulations! Please update relevant lists. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:39, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

UNLIMITED POWER!!!!!! --Dschwen (talk) 14:57, 2 November 2012 (UTC)
Uhm, I mean, thanks for the notification. I will try my very best not to disappoint the trust in me ;-) --Dschwen (talk) 14:58, 2 November 2012 (UTC)
Auch von mir einen Glückwunsch, Herr Bürokrat. Aber Vorsicht mit den vielen Knöppen ;-) --Alchemist-hp (talk) 17:23, 2 November 2012 (UTC)
Cheers!! Daniel.  B.p. 17:34, 2 November 2012 (UTC)

  congratulations Gnangarra 10:23, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

Congrats and good luck with the new tools. :) Trijnsteltalk 18:39, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

Closing bot requestsEdit

Hi Dschwen. Thanks for closing the bot requests. Could you please archive them in the future too? I did so for the last three closed ones. Trijnsteltalk 17:34, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

Sure thanks. I looked at the archive box on the bot requests page and the link pointed to Special:PrefixIndex/Commons:Bots/Requests/ prompting me to think that no further archiving was necessary. But now I know. --Dschwen (talk) 17:54, 5 November 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
Thank you, Dschwen, for your work with User:VICbot, much appreciated. -- Cirt (talk) 00:21, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks man! This goes right on the mantle piece :-) --Dschwen (talk) 17:39, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

Permission to use one of your photosEdit

Hello Daniel,
I would like to request your permission to use one of your photos as the cover to my upcoming novella. Please contact me at
Thank you


Is the VICBot operating daily?Edit


I see many of the VIC nominations which were promoted long back, are still in the nomination page. Is the bot operating correctly? Can you please check?

Thanks. -- Dey.sandip (talk) 18:16, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Hello Dey.sandip, the VICbot is indeed running daily! You can check for your self at Special:Contributions/VICbot. There are technical reasons for the bot to skip nomination pages that have exceeded a certain age since the last modification. This means that after a bot failure or after someone deactivates the bot (which accidentally happend when a user removed a trigger-line on the VIC page) a few nominations can become stale and will be ignored. Changing this would require me to change the way the bot works in a major way. Unfortunately I do not have much time to spare for this issue right now. But you can perform simple null edits (inserting a comment for example) to make the stale nominations visible to the bot again. --Dschwen (talk) 17:38, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
Hm... I have looked at the situation a bit more. I'm seriously considering a rewrite of VICbot now. There is a bunch of things I'd do differently nowadays. Let me see. --Dschwen (talk) 17:57, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
I made a null edit to all stall nominations. I hope it fix the issue. Regards, Yann (talk) 10:45, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. Let me know how it goes. --Dschwen (talk) 19:20, 24 November 2012 (UTC)
It didn't work. :( Yann (talk) 09:52, 25 November 2012 (UTC)
Bummer. Ok, I'm leaving for a conference this morning. I'll try my best to find some time to work on this, but it may have to work until I'm back. --Dschwen (talk) 14:37, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

Invitation to tech chatsEdit

Hi, Dschwen. I wanted to invite you to watch and participate in our live tech chats, which include video streaming. The next one is next week and you'll be able to watch, live, via screensharing, as a developer fixes a bug, including investigation, a git commit, getting it reviewed and merged, and closing the Bugzilla ticket.

Hope this is of interest! Best wishes, Sumana Harihareswara, Engineering Community Manager at WMF (talk) 17:31, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

It is of interest. Thanks for letting me know! --Dschwen (talk) 17:34, 19 November 2012 (UTC)

New QIC templateEdit

A new template was created for the purpose of closing CRs in QIC: {{QICresult}}. It takes the same parameters as {{QICtotal}}, but indicates that the voting is over. If you could modify QICbot to automatically process CRs that have QICresult at the end of them, that would be great. Thanks, King of ♠ 03:27, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Restoring the deleted section as a reminder. The new template does not affect the way the bot operates. It only looks at the Discuss/Decline/Promote templates that wrap the nomination. --Dschwen (talk) 22:58, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

QICbot brokenEdit

Hi mate. Today QICbot did its run of removing promotions/declines, but never got around to editing filepages or notifying users. I have undone its edits to the archive and the QIC main page. -mattbuck (Talk) 13:39, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. Here is the report: the API stopped responding :-(. --Dschwen (talk) 14:39, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

Help: no-FoP ItalyEdit

Hi. When you have a moment, could you do me a favor. I decided to occupy my time to list the no-FoP files in Italy. It has been a long and difficult work that needs to be reviewed by administrators. Please, could you check if everything is correct on User:Raoli/Deletion requests/FoP Italy? Thanks! Raoli ✉ (talk) 00:24, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

Tageskategorien in Category:Files moved from de.wikipedia to Commons requiring reviewEdit

Hallo Dschwen. Dein Bot erstellt die Tageskategorien wie Category:Files moved from en.wikipedia to Commons requiring review as of 5 December 2012. Für die Transfers von de-WP macht er's nicht. Könntest du's ihm beibringen? Für Dezember 2012 habe ich's eben manuell gemacht, aber ich vermute, dass es in der Vergangenheit noch so einige nicht angelegte Tageskategorien gibt. --Leyo 09:24, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Klaromat. --Dschwen (talk) 15:26, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
Vielen Dank! --Leyo 19:18, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
Bot hat gerade seine erste Kategorie dieser Klasse erstellt. --Dschwen (talk) 00:09, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
Passt. Weisst du, ob es in den Vormonaten nicht angelegte, aber nicht leere Tageskategorien gibt? --Leyo 15:42, 10 December 2012 (UTC)
Nein, aber das kann mein bot noch nicht (waere allerdings nicht schwer das hinzuzufuegen). --Dschwen (talk) 18:40, 10 December 2012 (UTC)
Naja, das wäre eher ein einmaliger Task. Ausser durch manuelles, schrittweises (und damit mühsames) Ändern der URL wüsste ich nicht wie ich das machen sollte. --Leyo 23:39, 10 December 2012 (UTC)
Nee, mach das bloss nicht, dazu ist Deine Zeit zu schade. So ein Task ist releativ trivial mit einem Bot zu erledigen. Ich bin z.Zt. etwas eingespannt IRL, aber ich schaue mal ob ich das erledigen kann. --Dschwen (talk) 05:27, 12 December 2012 (UTC)

The bot implementers curseEdit

Hi Daniel,

One of the curses of taking your spare time to implement a bot such as VICbot without getting paid is receiving the complaints when it is not running as intended - often due to issues not under the bot implementers control.  

This may be one of those occasions. COM:VIC is stalled as the bot has not done a proper run since November 25. Instead of complaining, I would like to ask: Is there anything I can do to help? Could it be some subpage that has become too large? Any ideas from the logs where it goes wrong. I see it does the random replacement of images in the sample gallery, but that is it. --Slaunger (talk) 20:01, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Yikes! The bot completely fails with a python error. AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'Family'. Maybe some changes in pywikipediabot? Will investigate. Sorry about that! --Dschwen (talk) 00:15, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
Ok, bot runs, but doesn't do anything useful. You can help me by telling me what the bot should be doing! Point out candidates that should be promoted according to the VIC rules. --Dschwen (talk) 00:27, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
Good that the module error is fixed. It is pretty simple. Have a look at the top of Commons:Valued image candidates/candidate list. There are for starters 9 promoted VICs ready to be handled by the bot. See the text saying it will be handled by the bot at either 0:18 or 12:18. --Slaunger (talk) 07:35, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
Ok, I told the bot to look at older nominations, and it processed a few. Some still remained on the page though. On closer look it turned out to be the way the nominator signed (using the Gebruiker: rather than User:). The bot could not detect that. --Dschwen (talk) 18:22, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
OK, I did not entirely understand the signature error. Anyway. Do you have any ideas why the bot has not processed the nominations promoted on November 9? --Slaunger (talk) 21:51, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
I have some idea about what is going wrong. The bot performs a db request for nomination pages. The nominations that are not touched by the bot never appear in the DB result. I'm investigating why. --Dschwen (talk) 23:38, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
qicvic@sql-s4:commonswiki_p> select * from page where page_title='Valued_image_candidates/Domaine_Carneros_2011.jpg' and page_namespace=4;
Empty set (0.00 sec)

I'm either missing something here, or the database mirror on the toolserver is broken or out of sync. The page exists on the wiki (it is one of the untouched nominations). --Dschwen (talk) 23:43, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

No, I'm not missing anything. The default database copy for commons on teh toolserver is incomplete. This sucks. I've switched to a different db cluster, let's see. This is frustrating. --Dschwen (talk) 00:08, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Question about QICbotEdit

Hi Daniel, my image File:Börse (Hamburg-Altstadt).Skulptur Theorie und Praxis in Wissenschaft und Technik.3.ajb.jpg.jpg was today promoted as quality image. I was noticed on my talk page, but the image was not tagged as quality image by QICbot. Are there any problems, e.g. due to the strange files extension ".jpg.jpg" (... I like file renaming under Win 7 ;-)? Thanks --Ajepbah (talk) 13:07, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

You can always check out the bot log files. Here is the one of the run that should have tagged your file. It says
Oops Börse (Hamburg-Altstadt).Skulptur Theorie und Praxis in Wissenschaft und Technik.3.ajb.jpg.jpg doesn't exist...
Hmm, might be a UTF problem. Odd, that should work, we have files with UTF chars in the names all the time. --Dschwen (talk) 17:42, 10 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for info! Have I to do anything with this file, or may the problem be fixed automatically (or by a helping hand)? --Ajepbah (talk) 19:58, 10 December 2012 (UTC)
You could tag it yourself for now. --Dschwen (talk) 23:04, 10 December 2012 (UTC)
done Category:Quality images and Template:QualityImage added --Ajepbah (talk) 23:24, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

REverse GeocodingEdit

Hallo Daniel, vielleicht kannst du mal unter Commons_talk:Geocoding#Reverse_Geocoding vorbeschauen. Vielleicht wäre das ja auch was für den Geohack um dort die Adresse mit anzuzeigen. Danke. --Kolossos (talk) 20:24, 11 December 2012 (UTC)

The QICbot is on holidayEdit

...yes, apparently it is. --A.Savin 12:35, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

And again, looking at the bot logs provides an answer. --Dschwen (talk) 15:08, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
Not for a luser like me, I'm sorry. --A.Savin 18:56, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, I guess I have to advertise the link to the logs more prominently. The error message is due to the partition holding the home directories on wikimedia labs having run out of space. I reported the issue and we'll have to wait until the admins react. I thought that moving from the toolserver to wikimedia labs would improve stability, but labs is not quite as mature as I would have liked it to be. Anyhow, the bot will automatically resume its work once the problem on labs is solved. --Dschwen (talk) 21:10, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

QIC bot still on holiday?Edit

Hi Daniel, since December 18th the QICbot log says

 IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/home/dschwen/qic_bot/logs/commands.log'

and interrupts. Was anything went wrong there? --Ajepbah (talk) 21:50, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Yeah, there is a big change on Wikimedia Labs that caused the home directories to go read only. Let me see if I can work around this. --Dschwen (talk) 20:17, 22 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! The QIC list is now cleaned up, but at least for my promoted images no file page edit and no notification occurred. In the logs is no obvious regarding this files. May you have a look at this? --Ajepbah (talk) 10:47, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
Update: Notification and change of file page were done today! --Ajepbah (talk) 13:55, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

Der QI-Bot hat gestern (29.12.) seine Arbeit nicht vollendet und heute gar nicht erst aufgenommen. --Wladyslaw (talk) 14:33, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

SCHEI&E nochmal! Die Labs instanz auf der der bot sonst laeuft ist weg. Kann mich nicht einloggen. So ein vefluchter Dreck. Nix als Aerger! --Dschwen (talk) 00:22, 31 December 2012 (UTC)


  * * * 2013 !!! * * *
Hallo Daniel! Frohes Weihnachten! Frohes Neues Jahr!

Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Georgij -- George Chernilevsky talk 22:53, 24 December 2012 (UTC)


Hallo Daniel, ich habe ein Frage zur Funktionsweise deines Dschwenbots: Ich habe in den letzten Tagen mehrere Bilder hochgeladen, die alle Geoinformationen in der Exif-Datei beinhalteten. Bei einigen vorgestern hochgeladenen Bildern wurden die Koordinaten extrahiert, bei anderen aber nicht. Bei allen gestern von mir hochgeladenen Bildern hat der Bot gar nichts gemacht. Ich kann keine Unterschiede bei den Exif-Angaben erkennen. Aber vielleicht sehe ich sie bloß nicht. Oder hat der Bot unsauber/unvollständig gearbeitet? Beste Grüße --Mazbln (talk) 12:58, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Wie hast Du denn die Koordinaten hinzugefuegt? --Dschwen (talk) 16:58, 6 January 2013 (UTC)
Die meisten Koordinaten kommen von der Kamera (Samsung WB 650), da wo sie fehlten mit Hilfe von Geosetter. Ich kann da aber kein System bezüglich der Extraktion erkennen, diese scheint davon unabhängig mal zu funktionieren, mal nicht. --Mazbln (talk) 17:16, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

VICbot is inoperative since January 1stEdit

Hello Daniel,
Firstly, I whish you a very happy new year 2013!
It seems that VICbot didn't pass well from 2012 to 2013. Since January 1st, it has only prepared daily random samples of four valued images, but it hasn't processed any closed VIC ->VICbot contributions. Many closed VICs are waiting to be processed: Commons:Valued image candidates/candidate list. Could you see what the problem is? Many thanks in advance. Kind regards, --Myrabella (talk) 15:39, 6 January 2013 (UTC)

Hello Daniel, Would you please allow me to ask you the question again? VIC bot seems very inoperative: VICbot contributions. Many thanks in advance, --Myrabella (talk) 07:46, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
Hmm, the bot process is running (otherwise the random sample wouldn't be generated). Odd. I'll have a look. --Dschwen (talk) 15:00, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
Thank you a lot in advance. Any clue? --Myrabella (talk) 19:30, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
Quotation marks in candidate list. To confuse us, inserted in the afternoon of 12-31. (talk) 01:35, 11 January 2013 (UTC)
No, it was added later. But after removing it, he works!? (talk) 02:01, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Now he hasn't worked at all since two days. (talk) 15:08, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

The reason is a database maintenance on the toolserver. The commons copy the bot is working with is being reimported and currently unavailable. --Dschwen (talk) 17:02, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
Seems to be still not working, as there are unprocessed closures going back 5 days (1/19). Any information on this? cmadler (talk) 13:57, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
Since this was posted to a public mailing list it is probably ok to reshare. This is what the Toolserver admin posted about the db reimport two days ago. --Dschwen (talk) 14:48, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
Hello all,
just if somebody wonders: The import is still running – and no I have no idea
when it will be done. I will message you when it is done. Sorry for the
Sorry, that is all I know. It is a fairly routine maintenance though, so the bot should eventually come back. --Dschwen (talk) 14:48, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

HJ Mitchell RFAEdit

Commons:Administrators/Requests/HJ Mitchell is still open. INeverCry 00:51, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Whoops. I knew there was one thing I forgot. Looks like Herby has taken care of it. --Dschwen (talk) 15:32, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Stitching scanned imagesEdit

Can you look at Commons:Graphics village pump#Stitching scanned images and comment, please? --LA2 (talk) 19:45, 17 January 2013 (UTC)

Picture of the Year voting round 1 openEdit

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VICbot not workingEdit


VICbot has not worked since Jamuary 17. Regards, Yann (talk) 08:13, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Already replied to this four sections above. The commons database copy on the toolserver is under maintenance and nuot usable at this time. --Dschwen (talk) 16:15, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
I am new here, but would be glad to help out if given permission to do so (I have no idea if one needs to be an editor or have been a member for some time to make nomination closures). Thanks - Godot13 (talk) 21:26, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
I've been waiting for you! Ha, just kidding. The database maintenance will be done in a few days (at most) the bot should just resume its work then. You are welcome to help, but at this point it is probably a waste of your time, since the bot will be back an will do that work automatically. --Dschwen (talk) 23:37, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Thumbnail not showing.Edit

Hello Dschwen, sorry to disturb you. I want to ask you, I've uploaded these two images File:Tagetes patula, Burdwan, West Bengal, India 22 01 2013 (1).jpg and File:Tagetes patula, Burdwan, West Bengal, India 22 01 2013 (2).jpg several times but still thumbnails are not showing. Is there any problem with my browser or any error in Wikimedia server? -- Joydeep Talk 17:44, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

What has Dschwen to do with thumbnail creation? This is a basic internal feature of MediaWiki, not done by bots.
Thumbnails are available for all but the recent version of your files. It says the soure file for the thumbnail creation is missing. Reverting to a previous version, which had a thumbnail, doesn't help. I suggest to wait until database migration is complete, before complaining. (talk) 18:01, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
"What has Dschwen to do with thumbnail creation?" -- I have not asked Dschwen to do anything. I think I have that much knowledge to know that thumbnails are not created by bots. I just wanted to know the reason for the problem (is it my browser or server). -- Joydeep Talk 18:06, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
So why do you ask on his talk page?
I get no thumbnails for your pictures either, so the problem is not in your browser.
And if thumbnails are created for the older versions, the problem isn't in your files.
It must be on the server.
However, database migration was reported complete on Tuesday. So your case might be worth a bug report. (talk) 18:53, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
Hey Joydeep. No problem. I do see the thumbnails on the image pages. Might have been a temporary overload of the image processing servers. The toolserver database maintenance has nothing to do with this. If you try to open a failed thumbnail in a new browser tab you can sometimes see an error message that might indicate why it failed. --Dschwen (talk) 21:13, 24 January 2013 (UTC)
Thank you Dschwen, now I can see the thumbnails too. By the way, I have asked you the question as I know you are a veteran and knowledgeable Wikimedian, should I take others permission to ask on your talk page? -- Joydeep Talk 05:44, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

The reason was in fact incomplete migration: [6]

The problem was the mixed use of two different memcached clusters (tampa/eqiad) 
caused by switching apaches to eqiad but leaving some scaling in tampa
(such as in the 404 handler in swift). (talk) 19:43, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Edit requestEdit

Hallo, I added an edit request at the bottom of MediaWiki_talk:CollapsibleTemplates.js#Links_in_header three weeks ago, but it seems noone have noticed. I did a mistake in my original diff by leaving out the original case, but I provided an updated diff now, so it should be easy to resolve. Could you have a look at it? Dankeschön – Danmichaelo (δ) 11:03, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

QICbot stalled 2013-01-28Edit

QICbot seems to have stalled - it edited the archive, but never added QI notification on images or talk pages. -mattbuck (Talk) 08:00, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, that sucks, but nothing I can do about. Check it reveals the problem was the on the Wikimedia server side. The API was non-responsive for a few hours. :-( --Dschwen (talk) 16:21, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

phwaor !Edit

hey, it never hurts to ask, do you know a linux solution for counting the pixels in animated gifs up to the commons limit ? at the moment I pretty much have to guess, and mathematics doesn't really work because the gifs are optimised and every frame has a different count. It is not real important at all, but it would be cool to know whilst I'm making the image so I don't need to scale and reupload it a few times, scaling is never pretty. Just thought I'd ask after I saw your comment about thumbs at the VP. Penyulap 18:02, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Uhm, good question. Do you really need to count pixels that way? Isn't the limitation based on the frame size? (this is obvious to determine, 'convert -verbose file.gif /dev/null' outputs it for example). --Dschwen (talk) 22:21, 4 February 2013 (UTC)
Yes, yes and no. The first frame is counted once, after that change is counted. That command shows each frame, but no total :(
Here is an example, it's a picture with an animated middle. This makes it easier to handle than the little trains in userboxes where the overlay command has always gone haywire when the ubx is moved to someone's formatted userpage, a single gif behaves itself a lot better, and the price paid is only the first frame. Each frame after that seems to add just 90x20 pixels to the tally which suggests I could have a little television with a long movie on it, like this or this in the middle of a lounge-room scene. But a way to add up all the frames would be cool, cause I can fit more commercials into the breaks, and we all need more commercials on TV. People love commercials. Penyulap 06:43, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Verlinkung meiner Homepage an den BildernEdit

Hi Daniel, momentan löschen mal wieder mehrere Benutzer meinen Homepagelink aus den Bildern:

In der deutschen WP gibts auch passend wieder eine Disk. dazu: Ich habe deshalb mal das hier angelegt: User:Ralf Roletschek/, kennst du eine Stelle in Commons, wo das geregelt ist, woraufich mich berufen kann, ohne daß jedesmal das Theater neu losgeht? Zum angeblichen Werbeeffekt kannst du die Statistik meiner Homepage hier ansehen, kein einziger Klick aus Commons! Jedenfalls sehe ich keinen... Ich möchte aber gerne meine Homepage verlinkt haben, das machen doch sehr viele hier ebenso? --Ralf Roleček 19:47, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Mich wuerde vielmehr interessieren worauf sich diese Leute berufen wenn sie derartige edits vornehmen mit idiotischen Begruendungen wie no weblinks with product placement. Warum meinen die hier produktiven Nutzern ans Bein pinkeln zu muessen?! Ich schaue es mir nachher mal an, bin z.Zt. etwas eingespannt. --Dschwen (talk) 22:16, 5 February 2013 (UTC)
Ich bin ziemlich angepißt, wenn ich ehrlich sein soll. Es geht hier auch schon weiter auf - wenn das so weitergeht, melde ich mich mit meiner Homepage an und arbeite auf .de überhaut nicht mehr mit. --Ralf Roleček 23:04, 5 February 2013 (UTC)
Ich hab was vor für Hong Kong... Bist du dabei? Was hältst du davon? --Ralf Roleček 22:12, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
Ich hoffe stark, dass ich dabei bin. Haengt aber nicht alleine von mir ab. Helfe gerne. wenn das ganze akzeptiert wird kann ich einige Powershot G3 Bilder beisteuern (z.B. File:Morteratsch_glacier_1.jpg) und was zu Panoramastitching sagen. --Dschwen (talk) 22:17, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
Wär cool, wenn wir das gemeinsam machen könnten. Ich hab mir grad eine etwas robustere Knipse zugelegt, die auch mal runterfallen kann und ein paar Spritzer Wasser abkann. Völlig klar, daß die Grenzen hat. Aber mit etwas Glück werde ich damit mal Aufnahmen machen, die man der kleinen Kiste nicht zutraut. Viele Bilder von mir hier sind ja ebenfalls mit recht billigen Knipskisten entstanden. --Ralf Roleček 12:54, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

QICBot - notification about new nominationsEdit


Would it be possible to add function to QICBot to notify users when his image was nominated to QI (if person that add nomination isn't author of image - add info at discussion page of author)? Paweł 'pbm' Szubert (talk) 19:51, 10 February 2013 (UTC)


Kannst du bitte die Bilder aus Category:Juliana Hummel bis auf das erste löschen? Es gibt auch so noch genug Bilder von ihr, sie müssen nur nicht nach Name sortiert sein. Und wenn irgendwann wirklich was von ihr benötigt wird, bin ich der Letzte... ;) --Ralf Roleček 19:50, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Mit was fuer einer Begruendung sollen die denn geloescht werden? Das sind Bilder diverser Autoren. Auf zuruf kann sowas nicht einfach passieren. Wenn es Juliana stoert, dass sie mit Namen auffindbar ist (was mich sehr wundern wuerde, das sie auch auf de.wp mit Klarnamen auftritt (was ist aus dem da Costa Jose geworden?)). dann kann ja die Kategorie entfernt werden. Das es diese Kategorie gibt finde ich ohnehin etwas verwunderlich. Die sollte wohl eher Category:User:Juliana Hummel heissen. So "B-Prominent" ist sie nun auch nicht, dass man auf das User: Praefix verzichten sollte. --Dschwen (talk) 21:04, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
Ich habe ihr schon sinngemäß so geantwortet, weil ich geahnt habe, was du antworten wirst... Category:User:Juliana wäre wohl am ehesten passend, sie hat sich umbenennen lassen. --Ralf Roleček 06:33, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
Hmm,aus der Anfrage konnte ich nicht heraus lesen, dass der Wunsch von Juliana kommt. --Dschwen (talk) 14:01, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
Ja, es ist ihr Wunsch. --Ralf Roleček 20:27, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
Ich hab die Kategorie mal so umbenannt. Aber in Zukunft waere es besser, wenn solche Sachen nicht durch einen Mittelsmann gehen ;-). --Dschwen (talk) 22:48, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

WikiMiniAtlas projectionEdit

Hi, I realise this might not be the best place but it will do; I couldn't find if this has been raised before. IMO WikiMiniAtlas has a major drawback that limits its utility compared to images on Commons or external map providers: It uses a plate carrée projection. This is fine at tropical latitudes, but there's severe distortion at temperate latitudes.

51°10′00″N 4°40′00″W / 51.166667°N 4.666667°W / 51.166667; -4.666667 As an example, these coordinates are for the island of Lundy, which is about 5 km long in the N-S direction, and 1.2 km in the W-E, making it a good example. At that latitude, WMA is visibly compressed in the N-S direction, as is apparent if compared to OSM (or Google or...) of the same area. The same is clearly visible at larger scale if looking at the broader geography of area.

The net effect is to give a misleading impression of the local geography. A better projection would help, the obvious choice is the same as OSM - EPSG:3857.

Not sure how difficult this would be to implement, but certainly worthwhile...--Nilfanion (talk) 01:51, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

Nilfanion, changing the projection is a major task, as there are a lot of components to the WMA which would require changing. Map tiles, the label system, overlay code (for outlines and 3d buildings), satellite maps of planetary bodies that are not available in webmercator (I would have to convert those) etc. I agree that webmercator is a common projection and probably what people today are "used" to seeing. The advantage of webmercator is seen at high zoom levels, where no angular distortion can be noticed. However there are a number of drawbacks to webmercator. The areas at lower zoom levels are more distorted than fot plate caree, and more importantly webmercator is unable to map coordinates near the poles. We have a bunch of articles with coordinates in the polar regions. Those would be unavailable on a webmercator map. I've been thinking back and forth about how to best approach this for quite some time now. And I certainly have heard this complaint before. I don't have a good answer (yet!). --Dschwen (talk) 17:01, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
Yep, I figured as much (its clearly a lot of work). Webmercator may well be what people are "used to", and there is no such thing as the "best" projection for all purposes, but it gives a reasonably "true" result at most latitudes. A projection centred on the pole will be better than any centred on the equator, for polar subjects. Adding something about the projection to the FAQ (what projection does WMA use?) should address queries like mine.
If you want a suggestion (ignoring technical difficulty): How about changing tack entirely and switching to orthographic projections? At high zoom levels, you get low distortion. At low zoom you get a globe. Both of which are good outputs. Unlike plate carree, webmercator or similar, it also works at the poles themselves. The problem is at moderate zoom, when you can see the effects of the Earth's curvature, but its not immediately apparent its a globe. That projection is even more suitable for non-Earth subjects, as people aren't used to seeing the Moon as a flat rectangular map.
Its certainly feasible, after all WMA uses a small globe as a locator...--Nilfanion (talk) 23:20, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, it is not completely unfeasible. I did a fair bit of WebGL work very recently. Check out Now York City at high zoom levels. It's got shiny new WebGL 3d building models since last weekend! I've been thinking of making it completely WebGL (i.e. a globe), but that would kill WMA for all IE users. Right now those guys just don't get the nav globe, and they get wireframe buildings (IE9+) or no buildings (older IE). At least it degrades gracefully. There are more subtle problems as well. The rendering algorithms have to be aware of the projection, so that when you map the tiles onto a sphere the line widths stay constant. Not straight forward. Of course there is always the possibility of renvering everything client-side using webgl. I.e. even the roads will be composed of webGL triangles. That means a humongous amount of data has to be transferred and processed in the browser. I don't think we are quite there yet. --Dschwen (talk) 23:28, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
Yep, sounds... complicated. Does appeal as a long term objective though. The buildings do look good :)
A method that could improve things would be to switch from plate carree to a different equirectangular projection. Plate carree is only distortion free at the equator, while other equirectangular projections work better at other latitudes. eg If a standard latitude of 30° was adopted then temperate distortion is reduced, at the cost of adding equatorial distortion (stretching).
Getting more complex, using multiple equirectangular projections could work. At low zoom, use plate carree. At high zoom, use an equirectangular projection appropriate to the latitude shown. eg use plate carree from the equator to 5 degrees, use a standard of 10 from 5-15... Mid zooms could transition between the two extremes somehow (use broader bands maybe). The problem then is the transition between projections. The plus to sticking to equirectangular projections is the work involved is lower than for any other projection type (just have to stretch the tiles).--Nilfanion (talk) 11:18, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Probleme beim Interactive Image ViewerEdit

Hallo Dschwen, weißt Du ob es grad mit dem ImageViewer Probleme gibt? Irgendwie bekomm ich in letzter Zeit häufig Fehler. Zum Beispiel hier bekomm ich nur ein schwarzes Bild und hier sagt es "Not a valid JPG". --Alexrk2 (talk) 18:04, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Breaking Information templateEdit

Hello! I noticed that the insertion of {{Location}} template is breaking the {{Information}} template at File:Golden_Gate_Bridge.jpeg. Thoughts on why?Yuvipanda (talk) 12:13, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

My bot inserted the template at the wrong spot (one curly bracket too early). I'll have to fix this. Am on travel now though. --Dschwen (talk) 15:06, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
Thank you :) Yuvipanda (talk) 15:42, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Bot requestEdit

Hello. Are you still interested in pursuing Commons:Bots/Requests/タチコマ_robot_2? --Dschwen (talk) 17:19, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

I do but I am unfortunately rather busy with real-world affairs... -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 13:36, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
I'll leave it open then for now. --Dschwen (talk) 15:03, 3 March 2013 (UTC)



"does not contain or contains broken GPS data"Edit

Siehst du, wo der Fehler liegt: [7]? GPS-Daten sind hier und bei einigen weiteren Dateien vorhanden. Ich sehe nun auch nicht, dass diese nicht plausibel wären. Danke und Gruß -- Niteshift (talk) 12:20, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Bot breaches the info templateEdit

Your bot (DschwenBot) is breaking the information template on file pages when it is adding the {{location}} template. Example. Bidgee (talk) 03:38, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

It seems to be the same bug as described here. I fixed it manually. --Hasenläufer (talk) 19:42, 9 March 2013 (UTC)
Problem is that it isn't just a single upload, issue is all of my uploads via the iOS app. Bidgee (talk) 06:28, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
That looks bad. I'll suspend the bot until I get time to fix the issue. --Dschwen (talk) 23:06, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Take a lookEdit

Hey, could you take a look at Commons:Bots/Requests/RileyBot 4 when you get a chance? It would be great :) Riley Huntley (talk) 17:22, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

boarding a plane right note will look tomorrow.--Dschwen (talk) 22:41, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
Did a edit trial. (see the BRFA) It may seem like a small tiny one but for the amount of time I spend testing the regex, I am definitely confident that there won't be a single error. Riley Huntley (talk) 21:00, 12 March 2013 (UTC)


Hi Daniel, ich schreib das hier ganz bewußt öffentlich sichtbar. Wäre es sinnvoll, wenn ich auf Commons als Admin kandidiere? Ausgangspunkt dieser Überlegung (Anlaß, nicht Grund) ist die Tatsache, daß wir bei den Landtagsprojekten in Deutschland regelmäßig keinen Commonsadmin haben, was aber hilfreich wäre. Das allein ist aber kein ausreichender Grund. Ich hatte schon eine erfolglose Wahl vor vielen jahren und ich weiß, daß ich nicht unumstritten bin. Hinzu kommen meine schlechten Englischkenntnisse. Ich würde mich um Bildrechte im weitesten Sinne kümmern, speziell Löschanträge aus rechtlichen Gründen. Die internationalen Rechtssituationen kenne ich ausreichend. Panoramafreiheit, Recht am eigenen Bild, Markenrecht vs. Urheberrecht usw. sind mir vertraut. Was meinst du? --Ralf Roleček 22:01, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Wie kann denn ein Admin bei den Landtags projekten (meinst Du damit das Ablichten von Politikern?) behilflich sein? Die Englischkenntlisse sind m.M.n. kein allzugrosses Problem. Wir brauchen auch internationale admins (und verstaendigen kannst Du dich doch schon). So, jetzt suche ich mal deine alte Wahl :-) --Dschwen (talk) 18:05, 14 March 2013 (UTC)
Wow ueber 6 Jahre her. Na ja, also vernichtend hat sich das damals keineswegs angehoert. Und ein unerfahrender User bist Du mit Sicherheit auch nicht mehr. --Dschwen (talk) 18:09, 14 March 2013 (UTC)
Wir laden bei den Landtagsprojekten nur Bilder hoch, denen die Politiker zugestimmt haben. Manchem ist das völlig egal, mancher will mehrmals kontrollieren. Bei vielen wäre es hilfreich, wenn wir sagen könnten, daß wir die vernünftigen Bilder erstmal hochladen und sie dann entscheiden können. Der Zwischenschritt, ihnen die Bilder hochauflösend am Laptop zu zeigen, ist meist sehr destruktiv, weil sie zu viel aussortieren. Letztens in Wiesbaden kam einer an, der ganz aufgeregt war, weil nun doch Bilder hochgeladen waren, die ihm nicht gefielen (er hatte allen zugestimmt). Ich weiß nicht mehr, wie wir das geregelt haben, irgendwie über Hinterzimmer...--Ralf Roleček 07:45, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
Also gut, wie funktioniert das? --Ralf Roleček 20:08, 20 March 2013 (UTC)
Das steht unter COM:A#How do I become an administrator?. Die deutsche Version ist etwas kürzer. Nichtsdestotrotz würde ich Dir raten, Dich von einer 2. Person nominieren zu lassen. Und Du solltest wissen, dass einige RfAs, die ausschließlich für GLAM-Projekte angestrengt wurden, durchgefallen sind. So oder so wirst Du also nicht umhinkommen, Dich doch einmal mit mehr als den Löschknöpfen für Deine Photos vertraut zu machen. Achja, und das mit der Hintertür würde ich nicht in der Bewerbung erwähnen. -- Rillke(q?) 17:38, 22 March 2013 (UTC)


Hi Dschwen, I'm disappointed that you assigned User:Fastily. He resigned in 2012 with some controversies (several admin noticeboard topics around that time) and he generally is a bad careless admin who caused a lot of problems downstream. I think it would be better if he'd jut apply for adminship like everybody else to see if he still has support. Multichill (talk) 11:32, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

I'm sorry multichill. As far as I know it is customary to give the bit back to admins who resigned voluntarily. Maybe I should have researched more into Fastily's past. But I did not have any bad memories about him that would have prompted me to do so. In any case, it is not uncommon for admins to be called out on the noticeboard, and if severe issues had come up a deadmin process should have been started. --Dschwen (talk) 16:09, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
You suck as an admin, you're about to get a deadmin, you resign, you wait a couple of months, you ask your bit back, you do like nothing has happened. Nice trick. Multichill (talk) 17:50, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
That would indeed be an issue if the you're about to get a de-admin part were true. I did read up a bit on Fastily's history and while I see some cases of him being a bit over eagerly I do not see a de-admin on the horizon. I'm willing to assume good faith here and see what is going to happen. Quite some time has passed since Fastily's early admin actions, and I am willing to believe that he can be a bit more mellow with is tools. Looking back I doubt that he acted out of malice, and it looks to me that he tried to make honest efforts to reducing the admin back logs. I'll drop him a note on his talk page to let him know about the concerns. --Dschwen (talk) 19:37, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
Multichill and I disagreed once in the past, and since then, he's made it his mission to belittle, harass, and childishly attack me at every opportunity (most recently here). I've moved past it, but he clearly is incapable of doing so. It's a bit sad really. Regards, FASTILY (TALK) 20:33, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
At this point I'm not particularly interested in rehashing every past disagreement. If there is nothing new to say at this point we should leave it at that. If any new issues should come up feel free to discuss it at COM:AN. Cheers --Dschwen (talk) 21:01, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
I will start very soon a deadminship procedure, according the DR closures and the lie on #wikimedia-commons, where he declared he won't close any more DR, but will use tools for development purpose only.
I'll try to save this last possibility, arguing a social restriction of tools use, but clealy, Multichill is right, the tools given back to Fastily are problematic. --Dereckson (talk) 00:17, 11 April 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, I agree. In hindsight is was not a good decision to give back the flag. --Dschwen (talk) 21:49, 11 April 2013 (UTC)
This is done on Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard/User_problems#Fastily (Permament link). --Dereckson (talk) 00:36, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Licensing againEdit

Hi Dschwen,

A while back I contacted you about a gestating proposal wrt GFDL (see further up this page). The feedback I got from that from various people was that we should aim at all inappropriate license choices, not specifically GFDL. I've had a go at another proposal at User:Colin/AppropriatelyLicensed. Early draft. What do you think of that approach? I'm in no rush to go live with this after the pain over on Wikipedia. What is your feel for its chances. Would it help to produce a version of the proposal in other languages (German/French, hint hint)? Any changes you suggest? Cheers, Colin (talk) 10:22, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

I think it is a good approach. Might need some layout candy to make the main messages more accessible to a casual reader. I can help with a german translation. I wonder if it makes sense to notify the foundation of this proposal and request their opinion. After all it is about the core values of Wikimedia. --Dschwen (talk) 14:45, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
Agree it is a little rough at present. I think it needs a wide input (hence translations occurred to me) and ideally some indication that the foundation approves of the proposal (even if they leave it up to us to agree to it). Even better would be an indication from some of them that they do desire this change. That might put some of those who think they are God's gift to photography in their place :-) The last time this came up on Commons, I asked Erik Möller some questions. I copied his response as a quote in User:Colin/AppropriatelyLicensed/FAQ. I've created the FAQ as a place to dump responses to all the objections we've had at the Commons and WP FPs. Feel free to suggest and improve. Colin (talk) 15:02, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
Didn't take you guys long to start this thing after the debate at WP:FP. The God's gift to photography thing makes this whole thing look a lot like a way to get revenge for some sort of personal dispute, rather than some sort of righteous and holy battle for the future of Commons. So be careful with comments like that. :P JJ Harrison (talk) 00:17, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
Sorry you feel that way JJ. This is nothing personal. But the fact that you do not see the importance of free licensing and think this is a revenge seems to be the deep root of this problem. --Dschwen (talk) 19:56, 23 March 2013 (UTC)
JJ, that comment certainly wasn't aimed at you. I meant what I said on your talk page -- you really are a remarkable photographer and contributor. I can think of very few photographers who would be a huge loss if they left/moved-on but you are certainly in that category. Your arguments at the debate I didn't agree with but at least were reasonable. My point about "God's gift to photography" was that a few gave their reason essentially that this will stop them contributing (or earning bronze stars) and their contributions are more important than the entire project's mission: free content. Anyone who looks at the variety of picture content on Wikipedia and Commons (including the good stuff) should realise that the contributions using GFDL-only don't amount to a hill of beans. I'd love to see some argument for GFDL based on some solid foundation rather than hubris. Colin (talk) 20:32, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

Transamerica Pyramid photoEdit

Hi, just wanted to mention that a poster of your Transamerica Pyramid photo is being sold on eBay, in case you were unaware. Cheers, CrankyScorpion (talk) 02:09, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. I've seen that happen before. Totally fine. --Dschwen (talk) 03:56, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

Image viewer issue (Toolserver)Edit

Hallo Daniel, zur Beachtung: COM:VP#Unexpected response from server iipsrv.fcgi -- Rillke(q?) 17:40, 22 March 2013 (UTC)


unvollständige EXIF-Datenansicht

Hallo Daniel,

bestimmt weiß Du wer/was für das Anzeigen der EXIF-Daten zuständig ist?! Es geht mir darum, das z.B. auch das Objektiv-Modell mit angezeigt werden sollte. Beispielbild anbei. In meinen EXIF-Daten steht: Objektiv-Modell: EF28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM. Das wird jedoch im Commons-Exif viewer leider nicht angezeigt. Könnte "man" das erweitern? Viele Grüße, Heinrich (--Alchemist-hp (talk) 00:08, 23 March 2013 (UTC))

vollständige Metadaten auf
Bawolff has an extensive knowledge about Matadata-Extraction. It may be wise to ask him.
Da aber auch die API noch nichts derartiges ausgibt, ist wohl davon auszugehen, dass Änderungen/Verbesserungen etwas Zeit benötigen. -- Rillke(q?) 11:04, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

GPS EXIF botEdit

macht der Bot gerade eine Pause oder hast Du ihn in den Urlaub geschickt?  ;-) Grüße, --Alchemist-hp (talk) 09:29, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Ich denke, dass ich den Fehler gefunden habe (s.o.). Habe den Bot gerade wieder gestartet. --Dschwen (talk) 15:37, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
Danke schön, zum Schlafen ist der ja auch icht da ;-) Grüße, --Alchemist-hp (talk) 18:14, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

Ich klink mich hier mal so rein. Ich habe in 11/12, 12/12, 02/13, 04/13 und 05/13 Bilder hochgeladen, die in den Exif GPS Daten haben und bisher von Deinem Bot nicht erkannt worden sind. Mach ich da was falsch oder hat die Maschine Probleme? Danke für Deine Hilfe. Gruß --Pelz (talk) 18:12, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Commons:WikiMiniAtlas/Translations#Two partEdit

The translations of Commons:WikiMiniAtlas/Translations#Two part don't work any language. For example O Rosal. --Vivaelcelta {talk  · contributions} 03:24, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

Oh, right, hmmm. It works on the different language wikipedias the WMA is embedded. But it should work on commons as well. I'm currently on a work related deadline, but I will look at this next week. --Dschwen (talk) 23:12, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

DschwenBot breaking image descriptionsEdit

Hi, your bot has broken some {{information}} templates, for example here and here. You should probably find the rest and fix them. --Closedmouth (talk) 07:30, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

I know, see above. Bot is suspended. And see top of my userpage. Cheers --Dschwen (talk) 15:28, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
Running a fix-it bot now. --Dschwen (talk) 15:20, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
Looks like every screwup had been fixed by hand already. --Dschwen (talk) 15:31, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
Nope, issue still hasn't been fixed/reverted. I don't have time ATM to look at every upload but at random File:Canberra Airport terminal (8).jpg. Bidgee (talk) 22:19, 11 April 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, there is an easy explanation. I thought only Android uploads were affected. I'm rerunning the fix-it-bot for iOS uploads now. --Dschwen (talk) 22:52, 11 April 2013 (UTC)

QICbot problemEdit

Hi. The bot closed my nomination but forgot to promote the picture. Should I do it manually? How? Thanks. Gidip (talk) 15:20, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

The site was not responding to the bot edit attempts for a long time, so the bot gave up [8]. Yes, you'll have to do it manually. --Dschwen (talk) 18:17, 30 March 2013 (UTC)
Today we had the same problem and bot's edit in QIC was reverted. Yesterday that was not possible easily due to later reaction, so I did the following:
  • Undo the edit in the March archive site
  • Took that edit and copied it back in the QIC page, as a whole under March 27th
Today I had expected that that whole block under March 27th is swept away by the bot. But it didn't take it. Why that? Should I cut that big lump of March 27th smaller into the corresponding days?. I though that the bot just removes declines/promotions with a veridict older than 2 days, independently of where they are. Regards, Poco a poco (talk) 11:25, 31 March 2013 (UTC)
Hi Poco a poco, thanks for helping with this! Yes, the bot does not care what section teh nominations are in. You can paste it all back as one block (careful about the Template names, the bot adds a ../ in front). I have done this many times before and it always worked. It looks like there is something wrong with the Commons site API. We had similar errors before. --Dschwen (talk) 16:02, 31 March 2013 (UTC)
I see, the addition of ".." was the piece of information I was missing. I didn't realize that, thanks and regards, --Poco a poco (talk) 16:37, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

DschwenBot not extracting GPS location from Lightroom-made metadata ?Edit


I noticed DschwenBot didn't extract location from my last upload batch, while Mediawiki correctly gets the latitude/longitude, such as in this file. The location was added in Adobe Lightroom 4.3, any idea why the bot didn't process it ? --EdouardHue (talk) 20:09, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

I notified the same problem. All of my recent uploads are geo-tagged by Adobe Lightroom, none of them is handled by DschwenBot up to now. --Hasenläufer (talk) 16:38, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
The file above was tagged by the bot. I don't think this is a lightroom issue. Hasenlaeufer, I'll look at your uploads. --Dschwen (talk) 19:47, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
Any idea why the bot didn't notice the other files from the same batch (roughly my last 60 uploads) ? Note I didn't use the upload wizard but a Commonist-like tool that I'm developing, which uses Mediawiki's API : could this be part of the explanation ? --EdouardHue (talk) 22:24, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
No, I'm sure that is not it. Propably a database lag issue between wikimedia and the toolserver. It should show up eventually. Ask me again if it doesn't. I'll be gone for a week though. --Dschwen (talk) 22:42, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll wait & see ! --EdouardHue (talk) 06:57, 5 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! Any news? --Hasenläufer (talk) 00:09, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

DelReqHandler issueEdit

Hi Dschwen. Any idea on how to get some attention on this issue? I don't want the DRs to pile up, but this problem has been going on for about 6 weeks now. Thanks for your time. INeverCry 19:06, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

I had filed a similar bug a while ago. The broken API screwed up my bots. This is annoying. You could try mentioning it on IRC. But a bugzilla bugreport is the preferred way. People can comment on the bug to show that it affects many people. --Dschwen (talk) 21:32, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
I've commented and voted at the bug report. I hope they figure this out soon. My reason for posting about it was to get more eyes on it and atleast a slight hint of urgency. INeverCry 21:48, 13 April 2013 (UTC)


Grüß Dich Dschwen! Bitte den GPS-Bot noch einmal über den Zeitraum 7. bis 13. April laufen lassen. Ich hatte 53 Bilder hochgeladen und nur bei 15 wurden die Koordinaten ausgelesen. Danke! --05:41, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Hab ihn laufen lassen. Hats geholfen? --Dschwen (talk) 21:30, 13 April 2013 (UTC)
Nicht richtig. Er hat nur bei weiteren 9 Bildern die Koordinaten ausgelesen. --störfix (talk) 06:08, 14 April 2013 (UTC)
Schaetze die Commons Datenbankkopie auf dem Toolserver ist mal wieder im Eimer. Ich probiere mal eine andere Kopie. --Dschwen (talk) 13:14, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Ist der Bot oder Toolserver defekt? Bis heute keine Läufe. Gruß --störfix (talk) 05:33, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Ja, sorry, ich kotze auch gerade. Liegt wohl am toolserver. Meine anderen bots laufen alle. Ich versuche den GPS bot gerade manuell laufen zu lassen aber aus irgendeinem Grund ist der unbrauchbar langsam gerade. --Dschwen (talk) 15:46, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
Dein Wohlbefinden soll aber durch mich nicht leiden;-) Was mich wundert, dass ich der einzige bin, der hier rumnölt. Gibt es evtl. einen anderen Weg zum Auslesen der Daten, der ähnlich viel Komfort hat und den ich nicht kenne? --störfix (talk) 19:09, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
Du bist nicht allein! Seitdem der Toolserver offenbar als überflüssig weitgehend abgeschrieben wurde, wird es dauernd schlechter. Ich habe mühsam händisch in den letzten Tagen meine Bilder den GPS-Exif beschriftet. Erfolg: Null. Ich habe so den Eindruck, das WMD den Toolserver nicht mehr will und ihn sterben läßt. Vermutlich herrscht dort das IBM-Prinzip: Immer Besser Manuell! Verärgert: --Pelz (talk) 22:09, 27 May 2013 (UTC)


Curious about File:Cave-in-rock IL.jpg — do you have some sort of ultra-zoom-out lens? When I visited the site a week ago, I had a hard time getting anything more than the opening of the cave, even though I backed up all the way to the edge of the river. Nyttend (talk) 01:50, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

Ha. I took this picture with a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0 L lens (on a full frame camera). It is pretty wide, but not wide enough. That is why I stitched it from four shots (I believe) using Hugin. Do you live in the midwest? I used to live in East-Central Illinois. I went down twice to Shawnee. Probably one of the most beautiful regions in comfortable driving distance from where I lived. --Dschwen (talk) 16:37, 19 April 2013 (UTC)
[Sorry; I just now remembered that I'd never come back]. Now I understand; didn't think of stitching, so all I could guess was the ultra-zoom-out lens or that you'd taken it from a boat. I didn't enjoy the scenery too well, but only because it was a badly rainy day (I was on a trip as far as northeastern Arkansas and didn't have any other weeks that would have worked); Cave-in-Rock was wonderful, if for no other reason than that it wasn't raining inside :-) I'm in Indiana; I was one of the people at Category:Backstage Pass 2 at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Nyttend (talk) 15:05, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

Forced user renames coming soon for SULEdit

Hi, sorry for writing in English. I'm writing to ask you, as a bureaucrat of this wiki, to translate and review the notification that will be sent to all users, also on this wiki, who will be forced to change their user name on May 27 and will probably need your help with renames. You may also want to help with the pages m:Rename practices and m:Global rename policy. Thank you, Nemo 12:58, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

I reviewed the german translation. Looks ok. Except for the weird term Abschlussankündigung. --Dschwen (talk) 16:21, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
Fixed a typo in de-formal --Dschwen (talk) 16:26, 3 May 2013 (UTC)


No need to get aggressive. I undid the changes as soon as I could, while you were shouting and complaining. If the scripts had been robust, the problem wouldn't have arisen and the issue would've been moot. I don't see why you should blame me?  B.p. 17:23, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

The "dude" was not meant to be aggressive. I appreciate you reverting the change. --Dschwen (talk) 19:21, 11 May 2013 (UTC)
OK. My reaction was also over the top.  B.p. 21:40, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

QICbot problemEdit

Hi Dschwen, please, have a look here. There is something basic wrong I guess. Since the 14th the bot didn't edit anything. Regards, Poco a poco (talk) 14:40, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

A clock time of 47:50 is basically wrong, of course. Fixed it. (talk) 15:47, 16 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks man. Scary how easy it is to break the bot... --Dschwen (talk) 14:44, 17 May 2013 (UTC)


Your bot stopped processing Category:Media with GPS EXIF about 8 days ago. Is it broken? ghouston (talk) 00:51, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Yep, its broken. The toolserver is not performing well at all at the moment. It cannot handle the bot anymore :-(. --Dschwen (talk) 15:32, 18 May 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, aber why ist der heute wohl auch noch broken? --Pelz (talk) 22:11, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
Den Fragen möchte ich mich anschließen. Zeitweilig hat DschwenBot gearbeitet, jedoch der letzte Eintrag creating Location from EXIF data stammt vom 6. Juni 2013. Ist die Ursache stets ein überlasteter Toolserver? Gruß, --Hasenläufer (talk) 16:28, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

QICbot not running properly?Edit

Is there a problem with the QICbot for the last 2 or 3 days? It seems as if the Bot takes nominated images out of the list of candidates but did no further working as categorization as QI. Could you please check. --Dirtsc (talk) 06:21, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Cn you please check, why the bot did not run during the last two days? Last run seems to have been on May 23. --Dirtsc (talk) 09:28, 26 May 2013 (UTC)


Hallo Dschwen

Letzter Zeit habe ich schwierigkeiten auf den Wikimediaserver zu kommen. Ich fühle mich verantwortlich für die Kategorie "Clock", die ich über CatScan erreichen möchte, damit ich die jeweilige Änderungen sehen kann. ( Als Antwort bekomme ich ständig (Database Error: User 'daniel_www' has exceeded the 'max_user_connections' resource (current value: 15) on sql-s4/commonswiki_p) oder eine ähnliche Mitteilung. Leider weiß ich nicht was ich machen soll, oder auf wen ich mich direkt wenden kann. Nun habe ich es bei dir probiert, vieleicht kannst du mir helfen, oder leite meinen Frage an anderen Admin weiter. Danke!

Liebe Grüße --Karel K. (talk) 08:37, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

Hallo, ich bin der falsche Daniel :-). Versuchs mal bei User:Duesentrieb. Allerding hoert es sich an, als ob der Fehler nur an der derzeitigen Toolserver Ueberlastung (und sonstigen Problemen) liegt. Da kann der andere Daniel vermutlich auch nicht viel dran aendern. --Dschwen (talk) 22:15, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
Danke, ich versuche auf dem Gebiet weiter zu forschen... --Karel K. (talk) 08:19, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Problem with the QICbotEdit

My picture "File:Muddy Mountains, Nevada.jpg" should have been promoted as a quality image and the Bot has cancelled the nomination. Is it normal ? --Clément Bardot (talk) 09:00, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

The problem is solved. Sorry --Clément Bardot (talk) 06:56, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Koordinaten auf Karte markierenEdit

Hallo Daniel, für das neue Beobachtungslisten-Benachrichtigungssystem (s. auch Template:WatchlistNotice) bin ich für einen Erstellungs-Assistenten noch auf der Suche nach einer Karte auf der NutzerIn ein bestimmtes Gebiet markieren kann, so dass ich nicht auf externe Quellen verweisen muss. Entweder ich nutze File:Equirectangular-projection.jpg (vielleicht sogar mit dem ImageAnnotator oder damit) — dann sind aber nur großflächige Markierungen möglich oder eine interaktive Karte. Hat der WikiMini-Atlas irgendeine API, die es dem Nutzer erlaubt (temporäre) Markierungen vorzunehmen und eine API für das Auslesen dieser Markierung bereitstellt? Danke. -- Rillke(q?) 22:08, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Noch nicht, aber das duerfte nicht schwer zu implementieren sein. --Dschwen (talk) 16:30, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Machst Du das oder soll ich einen Pull-Request auf github stellen? -- Rillke(q?) 16:52, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Wenn Du das selber hinkriegst waere es prima. So wirds bestimmt schneller erledigt ;-). Die markierung koennte dann mit postMessage an die wikiseite uebertragen werden. --Dschwen (talk) 17:25, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
Ich weiß leider nicht, wie du Markierung am besten implementieren hättest. Deshalb werde ich einfach, nachdem der Nutzer einen Butten klickt, ein Layer über den IFRAME setzen, darauf das Rechteck zeichen lassen und mir die Koordinaten, die man nun aus dem IFRAME herausbekommt umrechnen.
Welche Ursache hat eigentlich der wechselnde coding-stil im Script? Mal sind die Kommata in der neuen Zeile, mal sind es die geschweiften Klammern auch, mal nicht…
Getestet habe ich den Patch noch nicht in aller Ausführlichkeit. Aber gibt es einen Grund in einer Zeile .getElementById zu schreiben und in der nächsten einen jQuery selektor zu benutzen?
Übrigens: Fullscreen is now natively supported by most browsers: MediaWiki:Gadget-jquery.fullscreen.js. Danke für deine Zeit und Deinen wunderbaren MiniAtlas. Ich hoffe, er wird nicht mit dem Toolserver zusammen abgeschaltet. -- Rillke(q?) 15:51, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Ich habe mal deinen patch ge-'cherry picked'. Ist jetzt im _dev WMA drin. probiers mal aus. Der coding stil ist nicht konsistent weil ich vor 7-8 Jahren, als ich angefangen habe den WMA zu programmieren, noch nicht jquery genutzt habe. Ich bin mit der Umstellung noch nicht ganz durch ;-). --Dschwen (talk) 15:57, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Soll ich jetzt noch etwas machen (z.B. das ganze in IE 7 angucken [den habe ich in einer VM]) oder unit tests laufen lassen, die "unnötigen Änderungen rausnehmen" oder gibst Du mir Bescheid, sobald die neue Version auf Toolserver läuft? -- Rillke(q?) 17:56, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
Ist doch schon laengst aktiv (im _dev WMA) bitte erst durt testen, dann schalte ich es in die live version. Einfach:

var wma_settings = { iframeurl : '//' }

in Dein user javascript setzen, dann nutzt die die dev version. --Dschwen (talk) 20:07, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
Danke. Das werde ich gleich probieren. Weiß Du ob die user.js in Zukunft auch in ein IIFE gewrapped wird? In dem Fall werden die Nutzer nämlich window.wma_settings schreiben müssen. -- Rillke(q?) 12:59, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
Funkioniert schon mal im FF. Weißt Du, warum statt "Berlin" der "Invalidenfriedhof" (deutsche UI) angezeigt wird?
Ich werde noch einen 2.Patch schreiben, denn:
$('<elem>') ist richtig aber
$('<elem attributes="values">') ist falsch. Außerdem sind da noch Links auf den Image:-Namensraum. -- Rillke(q?) 20:32, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
Wow, das sieht ja klasse aus. Das mit dem Invalidenfriedhof weiss ich nicht, aber ich muss mal den Koordinaten Datensatz neu bauen. --Dschwen 02:05, 11 June 2013 (UTC)
Danke. Ich hatte gar nicht gesehen, dass Du die anderen Änderungen nicht angewendet hast. Hier noch ein Patch, um die Weiterleitungen von Image: aufzulösen (außerdem sieht es dann nicht so veraltet aus). Falls Du den Code automatisch konsistent formatiert haben möchtest: Ich verwende immer jsbeautifier. Dann brauche ich mir beim Schreiben keine Gedanken darüber zu machen. Ansonsten denke ich, es funktioniert so wie ich es möchte. Sogar im IE8. Der Vorteil, wenn im Kontext von Commons (also außerhalb des iFrames) arbeite ist, dass jQuery UI zur Verfügung steht. -- Rillke(q?) 11:23, 11 June 2013 (UTC)

Hallo Rainer, ich schau gerade deinen pull request durch. Leider sind da diverse Aenderungen, die ueber die funktionalitaet hinausgehen drin. Z.B. ersetzt Du alle $('<tag></tag>') instanzen durch $('<tag>'). Die syntax mit dem expliziten closing tag ist bewusst gewaehlt und verhindert einen harten Crash in einer alten Internet Explorer version. --Dschwen (talk) 15:45, 31 May 2013 (UTC) diff

Hallo Daniel, ich halte mich dabei immer and die jQuery Dokumentation und die sagt: When the parameter has a single tag (with optional closing tag or quick-closing) — “$( "<img />" ) or $( "<img>" ), $( "<a></a>" ) or $( "<a>" ) — jQuery creates the element using the native JavaScript createElement()”. Da createElement letztlich nur den tag-Namen übergeben bekommt, kann ich mir nicht erklären, wie es zum Crash führen soll. Ich weiß, da sind ein paar tickets im jQuery-Bugtracker aber die sind nun schon 4 Jahre alt. -- Rillke(q?) 16:45, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Ja, keine Ahnung. Ich kann nur sagen, was ich beobachtet habe. Ist jetzt schon ueber ein Jahr her und meinen testcase finde ich nicht mehr (habe auch gerade keinen IE parat). Aber wenn ich die Wahl habe zwischen "wuesste nicht warum das nicht gehen soll" und "selbst getestet, es crasht den IE, und meine version funktioniert", dann verlasse ich mich auf meine eigenen tests. Die paar extra bytes machen den Kohl auch nicht fett. Ich habe wede Lust noch Moeglichkeiten dien geaenderten Code auf IE 6-10 durchzutesten. --Dschwen (talk) 16:50, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
ist auch so im MW-core. -- Rillke(q?) 16:52, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Kann sein, und Du bist auch nicht der erste, der mich darauf hinweist (Krinkle, der wohl auch mw-core bearbeite hat die aenderung schonmal vorgeschlagen). Das koennen noch so viele Leute machen. Das ist einfach kein stichhaltiger Grund es auch so zu machen. Vielleicht hat es ihn ihren Faellen nicht zum Crash gefuehrt, im codepath des WMA hat es aber den IE abgeschossen. Ich aendere das nur, wenn ausfuehrliche Tests bestaetigen, dass es im WMA den IE nicht abschiesst. Ich will hier wirklich keinen Streit anfangen, und sage jetzt auch nix mehr dazu. Ich habe jetzt schon mehr Zeit mit einem IE-issue verplempert als mir lieb ist. --Dschwen (talk) 17:02, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Einen Streit wollte ich auch nicht; nur zeigen, dass ich dir nicht absichtlich irgendwas unüberlegtes reingeschrieben habe. Danke für die schnelle Reaktion, übrigens. -- Rillke(q?) 17:22, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Nee, fuer unueberlegt halte ich das auch ueberhaupt nicht. Der Fehler ist auch so exotisch, das kann keiner Ahnen. Danke fuer den schnellen patch. Ich wollte uebrigens ohnehin irgendwann mal ein drag to zoom einbauen, dann hat man auch einen Rahmen zum ziehen. --Dschwen (talk) 17:25, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Auf der Suche nach postMessage cross-browser support fand ich gerade - wenn postMessage unterstützt wird, wird das verwendet, falls es nicht unterstützt wird, benutzt es einen Hash-Link um die Nachrichten zu übermitteln. Finde ich clever. Wenn Du offen für eine Integration in WMA wärst, würde ich den Patch schreiben. -- Rillke(q?) 13:48, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Hallo Rainer, das ist prinzipiell eine Gute Idee. 5kb minified code finde ich allerdings etwas heftig. Was meinst Du? --Dschwen (talk) 16:58, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
Hast Du Bedenken wegen der Ladezeit oder wegen der Serverbelastung? Wenn es nur die Ladezeit ist, könnte man es asynchron nachladen und wenn festgestellt wird, dass alles fertig ist, ein jQuery event feuern. Das Schöne an diesem Script ist auch, dass es die JSON serialization automatisch vornimmt. Das Weiterleiten mittels Hash-link an den und vom iFrame ist auch alles andere als Trivial, wie dieser Kommentar suggeriert, den man auf der genannten Seite in ein Sequenzdiagramm umwandeln lassen kann.
Eine Alternative (nur 0.9KB) ist Ben Alman's jQuery plugin. Dessen Implementierung ist aber IMHO schlecht, nicht nur weil Nachrichten verloren gehen können, sondern weil das Intervall (100 ms) auch den Browser verlangsamt. Man könnte es jedoch forken und statt des Intervalls, die resize-Lösung des Porthole-plugIns verwenden. Dann sperrt man den iFrame eben in einen Rahmen, macht ihn 1px größer als vorher und sobald man den hash-Link veränder hat, verkleinert man ihn um 1px. So bleibt es bei etwa 1KB und man kommt um das Erstellen weiterer iFrames herum.
Was denkst Du? Welches ist die beste Lösung? -- Rillke(q?) 18:45, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
Hmm, ich bin (von foundation leuten) schon darauf hingewiesen worden, dass jedes byte zaehlt bei einem script, das auf jeder artikelseite (fast) nachgeladen wird. Wenn ich mir ansehe, dann frage ich mich, wie viele Leute von dem shim ueberhaupt profitieren wuerden. Ich schlage vor, dass ich das erstmal ausmesse. --Dschwen (talk) 04:43, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
Na ja, ein Blick auf die Browsernutzungsstatistiken verrät, dass es vielleicht doch nicht benötigt wird. -- Rillke(q?) 11:23, 11 June 2013 (UTC)


  • Gibt es einen Grund, warum man nicht scrollen kann, um zu zoomen? Oder ist es einfach noch nicht implementiert? -- Rillke(q?) 22:23, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
    • Ja, ich hatte das mal drin, aber es nervte mich, dass wenn man den Artikel scrollt und ploetzlich der mouse pointer ueberm WMA schwebt dann statt zu scrollen nur reinzoomt. Aber wenn scrollrad zoomen mehr den Erwartungen entspricht kann man es ja nochmal einbauen. --Dschwen (talk) 03:09, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Darf ich die API (über postMessage) auf m:WikiMiniAtlas beschreiben? -- Rillke(q?) 22:27, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
    • Ja gerne. --Dschwen (talk) 03:09, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
      • m:WikiMiniAtlas/API. Vielleicht könntest Du noch etwas zu den KML-Daten schreiben oder ein Beispiel hinzufügen? Wäre supi. -- Rillke(q?) 15:59, 18 June 2013 (UTC)


Servus Dschwen! Ich nerv Dich nicht weiter mit dem Bot, sondern benutze jetzt den UploadWizard;-) Aber seit Mitte Mai werden auf Commons bei der Funktion Dieses und weitere Bilder auf Google Maps - Google Earth - OpenStreetMap die neu hochgeladenen Bilder nicht angezeigt. Kolossos schickt mich zu Dir [9]. Liegt das Problem auch am Toolserver? Angeblich soll der wieder funktionieren [10]. Oder doch nicht wirklich? Danke --störfix (talk) 06:28, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

Licenses for the sources of your bots?Edit

Are they all rights reserved or? Could you add a little comment on top of the sources explicitly stating their licensing? Palosirkka (talk) 08:45, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

I have specified GPL as the default license for all my projects on the toolserver. --Dschwen (talk) 16:08, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

4 Tage BlackoutEdit

Hallo Dschwen, so wie es aussieht hat QICBot die Arbeit nach dem 23. Mai eingestellt. Am 23. Mai ging alles scheinbar ok, aber vom 24. Mai gibt es kein Logfile mehr. Kannst du einen Blick darauf werfen?. Übrigens, bald werden wir uns persönlich im Fernost kennenlernen! Poco a poco (talk) 12:58, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Hallo! Ich bin gerade eingeloggt auf wikimedia labs. Abgesehen von einem Konfigurationsproblem, welches das projekt filesystem z.Zt. unerreichbar macht haben die da schon wieder so viel rumgefummelt, dass es ein wunder ist, dass der Bot ueberhaupt so lange lief. Es ist mal wieder ein Umzug angesagt zum naechsten Projekt. "Tool Labs" ist jetzt aktuell (mal sehen wie lange). Die Admins auf labs scheinen jedenfalls viel Freude am rumspielen zu haben. Nutzer die gerne eine stabile Umgebung haetten sind leider zur Zeit ganz schoen gefi%&$t. Das bietet weder der toolserver noch labs. :-( --Dschwen (talk) 16:11, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
QICbot habe ich mittlerweile wieder zum laufen gebracht. --Dschwen (talk)

User:VICbot tut auch seit Tagen garnix. (talk) 16:13, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Schaue ich mir mal an. --Dschwen (talk) 18:03, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Venitian problemEdit

Small problem in VI. The Bot promoted my image: </nowiki> File:San Trovaso (Venice).jpg</nowiki> 4 times. I thank you, the Bot has great taste. But it puts out the image File:Ponte de San Trovaso (Venice).jpgfrom the list of nominations. How can we fix it? thank you for your help. --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 05:49, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Hi Archaeodontosaurus, I'm lookig into this. The problem is rooted in how the string matching is done in the VICbot ("San Trovaso (Venice).jpg" is a substring of "Ponte de San Trovaso (Venice).jpg" which causes the wrong removal). Sorry, that part of the bot is somewhat stupid :-(. --Dschwen (talk) 16:34, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
Ok, I changed the matching code. Let's see if it works. --Dschwen (talk) 23:34, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
Okay thank you I try --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 05:25, 30 May 2013 (UTC)


Hallo! Das Bild File:Wolfgang Sobotka 23-05-2013 01.JPG wurde vom Bot von der QI-Seite entfernt, aber nicht als QI-Image markiert, obwohl es als Pro gekennzeichnet war. Kannst du mal schauen, was da passiert ist? --Geiserich77 (talk) 06:52, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Jo, danke fuer den Hinweis. Sollte jetzt gefixed sein. --Dschwen (talk) 16:32, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

DMC-12 ...Edit

Hi. If I did not localised the pictures and erased the coord's when I've uploaded files it's just to respect private life of the owner. Would you undo what you did, please ? If i knew how to erase coord's from EXIF I'd did it. Thx. --Llann .\m/ (Lie 2 me ...) 21:31, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

I'll gladly undo what I did, if you explain to me what it is. --Dschwen (talk) 21:33, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Ohhhh, the bot is finally running again. Yay. Well, feel free to undo the edits and put a {{bots|deny=DschwenBot}} template on the image pages. But know this: you are not protecting anyone privacy here. In fact you are jeopardizing it yourself by making the GPS data embedded in the files available. --Dschwen (talk) 21:37, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
I'm undoing ... I'll reupload files without coord's in EXIF and ask to blank pages. Thanks for reply. --Llann .\m/ (Lie 2 me ...) 21:44, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I'll do that. Please list the pages where you want revisions with coordinates deleted. --Dschwen (talk) 21:52, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
File:W0429-DeLorean DMC12 Int N8 2325.jpg, File:W0428-DeLorean DMC12 Av N8 2324-P.JPG and File:W0427-DeLorean DMC12 Ar N8 2326-P.JPG. Thanks for this work. Would you tell me how and with what you do that ? My cellular locates pictures and I forget to turned off this function. My friend (owner of the car) just rotten me for that ... Thx. --Llann .\m/ (Lie 2 me ...) 22:08, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Ok, I just hid the revisions containing the coordinates. Now regular users won't be able to retrieve them anymore. How I did that? Hiding the revisions? I'm an administrator. Or do you mean how did I add the coordinates? I operate a bot that analyzes newly uploaded files regularly. --Dschwen (talk) 22:19, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. I just wanted to know how you can erase or delete GPS coord's but I saw you wrote you hide them as an administrator ... That's why I can still see them. I guessed what your bot did, I'm not so noob  . I've made a new version of those files, with VSO Image Resizer : EXIF deleted, higher definition (4200ko now, 1500 before), same size. May I reupload them or is it good as you did ? --Llann .\m/ (Lie 2 me ...) 22:32, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
You are going to have to upload the images without EXIF data over the old files. I'll then also delete the old files. The info is still public otherwise. --Dschwen (talk) 22:39, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
   Done . New versions uploaded with reason : "Same pic, same definition but no EXIF (personal GPS data) and bigger size.". I'll delete the bad template and may be this one {{bots|deny=DschwenBot}} if needed. Danke schön (Ih habe Deutch gelehrt aber Ich habe alles fergessen ...). --Llann .\m/ (Lie 2 me ...) 23:03, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Ok, everything deleted. Bitte sehr :-) --Dschwen (talk) 23:15, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
Was adding Template:Location withheld but just when you deleted the pages ... Thanks again and have a good weekend. --Llann .\m/ (Lie 2 me ...) 23:18, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Guðsþegn → ThaneEdit

Thank you for responding to my request. I have responded to your posting as well. Who might know what to do in my situation? Guðsþegn (talk) 22:30, 31 May 2013 (UTC)

Left a little explanation there, hope it helps. With kind regards, Savhñ 12:31, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

VICbot is downEdit

Hello Daniel,
It seems that VICbot has been on strike for 6 days: it has stopped working since May 29 [11]. Could you please have a look at it? Thank you very much, --Myrabella (talk) 15:49, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Yep, I screwed up. A recent edit introduced an error that caused the bot not to run. I fixed it now. --Dschwen (talk) 17:42, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for the fix! VICbot is running again \o/ --Myrabella (talk) 07:50, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
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