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  • Q1: Is there a user can place on a file to trigger the Bot to extract location data from that file and place coordinates on the description? This could be used for older files where there is location data, but the Bot had not looked at the file yet.
  • Q2: please re-run the Bot on File:Styrofoam Boat 003.jpg. It generated an error when it was run originally.

Thanks. Semper Fi! FieldMarine (talk) 17:23, 4 June 2013 (UTC)

Hello FieldMarine! There is such a tag, it is {{GPS EXIF}}. Please note, that the bot is running less frequently currently, due to limited server resources. As for Q2, what error did the bot make on this image... ...oooohhhh, sorry I get it. I'll have to fix the bot first. --Dschwen (talk) 17:47, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
Hello Dschwen, I have uploaded a lot of photos (just shy of 200) to the GPS EXIF page and was wondering how often the bot does its duty? Thanks, mr.choppers (talk)-en- 22:33, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
The bot should be back on its daily schedule. Turns out a database schema on the toolserver was changed for some reason and that change utterly destroyed the performance. I've switched to a database they did not manage to break yet ;-). --Dschwen (talk) 02:57, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

Bot edit limitsEdit

Hey, per the discussion where do you think would be a good location to start the discussion? I feel we should leave performance issues to the devs whom can fine tune the servers as needed based on the actual load. Edit count isn't the only thing that has an impact on performance after all... -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 08:03, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

The VI logo is nice, but...Edit

Hi Daniel,

I had a look at File:Cassanéa de Mondonville, Jean-Joseph, par Cochin et Delattre, BNF Gallica.jpg and noticed that ever since June 9 VICbot had added a VI template twice per day on the same file page. So, there are now a whole bunch of VI templates on that file page. And it sure looks nice with all them VI logos, but perhaps it is a little - ahem - excessive. Any idea what has happened/is happening? --Slaunger (talk) 20:03, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Best wishes, --Slaunger (talk) 20:03, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Apparently, VICbot has stopped its VI template tagging, so problem fixed, I guess...
Time to archive your +100 subjects on you talk page? Just saying... --Slaunger (talk) 06:32, 16 June 2013 (UTC)

Now he processes the same candidates repeatedly, but deosnt remove them from the candidate list. (talk) 15:27, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Aha! I think I know what is going on... --Dschwen (talk) 02:02, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
I've removed (some of) the affected candidates from the list. (talk) 17:12, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Appropriately LicensedEdit

You participated at the earlier discussion on licence choice for Featured Pictures. A number of users felt that such restrictions should be made at policy level. Please comment at Commons:Requests for comment/AppropriatelyLicensed. This is a proposal to amend this licence policy to disallow future uploads where the sole licence is inappropriate for the media (e.g., GFDL for images). In earlier discussions there were a number of comments that, while reasonable opinions, did not align with Wikimedia's mission for free content. Please read the FAQ before commenting. Thanks -- Colin (talk) 22:55, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

Commons:Geocode Users, Commons:Benutzer Geocodieren und MediaWiki:Geocode Users.jsEdit

Ich stalke Krinkle immer ein bisschen und da fiel mir auf, dass er das Skript deaktivierte. Soll ich eine Wiki-Mini-Atlas-Karte stattdessen einfügen, auf die man dann (ähnlich wie hier) den Marker setzen kann oder soll das Projekt gänzlich aufgegeben werden? Ich denke auch, dass es aus Datenschutz-Gründen sinnvoller ist, die Requests mit Koordinaten zu versehen und den Fotografen die Möglichkeit gibt, die Anfrageliste zu filtern. Die meisten Browser unterstützen ja schon das Filtern nach Aufenthaltsort. Abgesehen davon, funktionierte der Link in klicke bitte diesen Link! in der Deutschen Version von Beginn an nicht: Da wurde der Skriptname und nicht die Seite übersetzt. Ein bisschen mehr Werbung hätte der Seite und dem Skript auch nicht geschadet. Es hat eine Weile gedauert, um vom Skript auf Commons:Geocode Users und diesen Mailing list post zu kommen. -- Rillke(q?) 13:33, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Datenschutz technisch sehe ich Null bedenken, da die ganze chose voellig freiwilliges opt-in ist. Eine Idee war mal das fuer push messages zu nutzen (fuers filtern der requests ist mehr Eigeninitiative vom User erforderlich). Und man muss ja nicht bis auf streetlevel genau kodieren. Eine WMA Karte waere fein. Das mit der Werbung is so eine Sache. Ja, ich habe mich wohl nicht genug dahinter geklemmt. Aber die ersten REaktionen waren auch eher entmutigend. Vielleicht kann man es ja nochmal versuchen. Dann kannste auch gleich HTML5 Nutzer-Koordinaten verwenden um den Marker vorzupositionieren (und/oder das geoIP callback scriopt aufm toolserver). --Dschwen (talk) 14:08, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
Die Sache selbst ist unbedenklich, aber
  1. Ich reise manchmal.
  2. Ich möchte meine Koordinaten nicht öffenlich anzeigen lassen.
Damit will ich zum Ausdruck bringen, dass die Akzeptanz vielleicht gesteigert werden kann, wenn wir das Prinzip umkehren. Das Script habe ich trotzdem neu geschrieben. Zur Information: Commons:Village pump/Proposals#Current event needs photography. -- Rillke(q?) 16:09, 20 July 2013 (UTC)


Daniel, I was quietly tinkering lately with a new {{Map}} template which should be placed above {{information}}, {{Artwork}}, etc. and allow uniform format and display for map metadata. Could you have a look at it as it has several options for displaying different coordinates and is encouraging people to create kml overlays to the maps. I will open the template for a wider discussion soon, but just wanted to make sure that it is compatible with your tools. --Jarekt (talk) 14:31, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, it looks like it is compatible. I'm thinking about adding map overlay display to the WMA. --Dschwen (talk) 16:02, 27 June 2013 (UTC)

Commons:Bots/Requests/SamoaBot 2Edit

Hi, you said there that you could have helped me with "http range requests". I have now some experience with Pywikipediabot, and could easily create a script to fix SVG issues. So, can those requests speed up the job? --Ricordisamoa 17:27, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

Yes, look at headers = { 'User-Agent' : useragent, 'Range' : 'bytes=%d-%d' % ( of, of+bs ) } in User:Dschwen/Gifanalysisbot. Sorry 4 new messages on the talk page and I'm taking off to a weekend camping trip. --Dschwen (talk) 17:11, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Problems with QICbot at June 29Edit

Hello! The QICbot extracted the promoted images from the candidate list this night. But it neither tagged the images nor did it inform the authors. Can you take a look at the problem please? Thanks--Dirtsc (talk) 11:27, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, I will. In the meantime the extracted images can be put back on the candidate list. I can do that too, I have a javascript snippet that makes it easy. --Dschwen (talk) 01:03, 30 June 2013 (UTC)
Hello Dschwen,
it happened again. I checked some "promoted" images from Commons:Quality_images_candidates/Archives_May_04_2015, but none was labled. Thank you in advance! --MB-one (talk) 10:03, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

IIP problem?Edit

Daniel, any idea why the IIP on your account is serving a mostly grey image for this really-high resolution image? See [1] and [2]. Is there a known image size limit for IIP or does it have to do with the workflow from wikimedia > toolserver? Thanks! Earthsound (talk) 17:26, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

Yes, the conversion process on the toolserver was killed due to excessive memory consumption. This is due to a bug in the installed version of VIPS. I filed a ticket a few months ago to get VIPS updated. But apparently that hasn't happened yet. I'll fix the image manually and try to follow up on the ticket. Thanks for letting me know. --Dschwen (talk) 21:20, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

File:GFDL readable.pdfEdit

File:GFDL readable.pdf has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.

Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!

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darkweasel94 20:08, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Oh, man... ...darkweasel, this is just lame. Why would you do such a thing? Don't you realize how transparent this is? Sorry, but this borders on being embarrassing. --Dschwen (talk) 22:43, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
Leider sind odder und russavia offenbar der gleichen Meinung. Offenbar langweilen sich hier einige. Ehrlich gesagt, wird mir auch manchmal ein bisschen übel, wenn ich solche sinnlos-requests sehe. (Wem nützen sie? Nachnutzern? Nein. Uns? Nein. Der WMF? Nein.) Es steht doch gleich als erstes drin, wie man die Lizenz zu verwenden hat … und nachvollziehbar ist der Modifikationsschutz auch. -- Rillke(q?) 23:08, 11 July 2013 (UTC)
Ha ha, das schreibst Du genau nachdem ich jetzt auch gesagt habe "loescht doch den ganzen Sche^&&ss" :-) --Dschwen (talk) 23:16, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Problem in VIEdit

I'm sorry to ask you, but Bot promoted 10 times on this picture and it was not labeled this. Thank you for what you can do. --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 16:52, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

Ok, let me do a few manual runs to see what is going on. --Dschwen (talk) 14:16, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
Hm, sorry, I'm having trouble tracking this problem down because the logs are missing for the vic bot. --Dschwen (talk) 02:29, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
If it is complicated: not continue. Image has ceased to be promoted. For the image that has not received the label is not serious. Good day. --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 06:06, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, but I still would like to know what happened, as this may repeat some day and I'll be faced with the same problem. Did you manually tag the image? --Dschwen (talk) 13:39, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
Ok I did everything manually, here seems fine. --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 16:17, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

Fotos nach consensual reviewEdit

Hallo Dschwen, ich wollte zwei Fotos in die consensual review schicken leider hat es nicht geklappt. Mir wurde geschrieben, dass es dein Bot macht und ich dich deshalb am Besten frage, danke: Einfach mit strg+f nach "jean" suchen, dann das 2. und 3. danke. Gruß --Jean11 (talk) 08:42, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

Ha. Jetzt habe ich 5min nach einem moeglichen Bug in meinem bot gesucht, und dann erst gesehen, dass Du die Aenderung auf der Archiv Seite gemacht hast. Da guckt der bot natuerlich nie mehr vorbei. Due musst die archivierten Kandidaten dann schon wieder auf die QIC seite setzen :-). Im template vorher die .. (zwei Punkte) vorm Namen entfernen. --Dschwen (talk) 02:25, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
Darf man das denn? Mir wurde geschrieben, wenn es im Archiv ist, dann ist es vorbei. --Jean11 (talk) 18:27, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

GPS broken dataEdit

Guten Tag Dschwen, in meinen gestern hochgeladenen Bilder , z.B. Europabruecke Brenner 6233.jpg wurde mein Hinweis GPS EXIF entfernt, mit dem Hinweis auf "broken Data". Für mich sind die GPS Daten in der Exif in Ordnung. Was sehe ich falsch? Danke Gruß --Pelz (talk) 16:42, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Hallo. Der letzte bot run war voellig verkorkst. Der fehler lag nicht bei Deinem Bild. Ich versuche gerade das zu reparieren. --Dschwen (talk) 23:24, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

SSM map colourEdit

As you clearly recognized the two sides of the debate (I believe you put it as "making the map easy to read for our colorblind users AND have uniformity across the maps that we have is one faction, and the other faction is... I like the other blue better"), would it be terribly out of place for me to request you add your voice, which ever direction it may be, to the RfC? Fry1989 eh? 19:40, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Done. --Dschwen (talk) 19:47, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
Thank you. I am of course not trying to canvas, I've placed neutral RfC notices on a few related Wikipedia talk pages inviting comment, and I would have welcomed your voice even if it was against my proposal. Fry1989 eh? 19:53, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
I know that Fry. I just tried to preempt any "spectacular discovery" of a conspiracy ;-). --Dschwen (talk) 20:38, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Locations by DschwenbotEdit

Lieber Dschwen (David, sofern ich recht erinnere ;)

bei von mir hochgeladenen Bildern scheinen öftermal falsche "locations" auf, da die Kamera sich den letzten Ort _im_Freien_ merkt, was kilometerweit von nächsten Veranstaltungsort entfernt sein kann (wo in Gemäuern natürlich kein GPS-Empfang besteht ;)


a) gibt's eine Möglichkeit den Eingriff von Dschwenbot VORWEG zu blocken?

b) gibt's eine Möglichkeit, Daten eines Veranstaltungsorts, soferne ich dafür eine Category anlege, AUTOMATISCH in sämtliche files mit derselben CAT einzutragen (gibt's sicher, aber ich habe keine Ahnung wieviel Programmieraufwand das macht / machen tät').

Konkret merkte ich die Differenz erst jetzt anhand File:Vienna 2013-07-02 groundXiro - Christoph Braendle 088.jpg (ich war irgendwannmal zuvor auf der Donauinsel, schaltete die Kamera aber das nächste Mal in 1020 Wien, Pazmanitengasse 15 ein: -- lg, w. [w.] 08:08, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

a) ja, gibt es. Einfach {{Bots|deny=DschwenBot}} auf die Bildbeschreibungsseite setzen.
b) Nein, das geht nicht, und soll auch nicht gehen. Geokodierung auf Commons ist die Kodierung des Kamerastandorts. Massen tagging von Bildern einer Kategorie fuehrt fast immer zu Muelldaten. Einfach {{Object Location}} auf die Kategorieseite und fertig. Das ist besser, als unseren datenbestand von Koordinaten auf den Bildseiten zu verschmutzen. --Dschwen (talk) 18:38, 4 August 2013 (UTC)
Verstehe, &danke. Werde mich MEHR bemühen (tue ich zwar eh schon öfters) die Kamera vor dem Eintritt in ein relevantes Lokal paar Minuten eingeschaltet zu lassen ;))

[w.] 19:38, 4 August 2013 (UTC) NACHTRAG (bin nichtmehr der Allerjüngste):
Wenn ich "object location" auf der Kategorieseite eingebe, tut das dann das Gleiche wie {{Bots|deny=DschwenBot}} im einzelnen file, d.h. verhindert dies ev. Fehl-locations jeweiliger files per d*bot? [w.] 19:47, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

Nein. {{Object location}} hat damit nix zu tun. Meiner Meinung nach hat Object location auf Bilderseiten nichts zu suchen. Die Einfuerung dieser Vorlage war sehr unueberlegt und fuehrt nur zu verwirrung. Object location ist hoechstens auf Kategorieseiten sinnvoll. Bilder werden auf commons mit dem Kamerastandpunkt verortet. Das kann man sich merken und den Rest vergessen. Wenn die Kamera ungenaue Standorte speichert, dann muss man hinterher nachbessern, oder eben Bots deny draufsetzen. --Dschwen (talk) 20:02, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

Liiieber Dschwen,
falls zumutbar bitte ich Dich mir "aus der Patsche zu helfen": Stellte soeben fest dass eine Lesung im Wiener 21er Haus, von der ich etliche Klicks einbrachte, per bot in den weit entfernten Augarten "versetzt" wurde ;))

Meine Bitten: Könntest Du...
a) nach Möglichkeit die Koordinaten des Fadenkreuzes bestimmen und
b) in korrekter Form sowohl in "Category:Salon für Kunstbuch im 21er Haus" eintragen als auch
c) in File:Vienna 2013-03-13 'Salon für Kunstbuch' - Rolf Schwendter (l), Gerhard Jaschke.jpg, sowie
d) auch noch die korrekte Beschreibung für File:Crosslines for Coordinates of '21er Haus' Readings.jpg verfassen? Um den Rest kümmere ich mich gern, &ehebaldigst, aber diese Details zu "erforschen" habe ich in absehbarer Zeit nicht den Nerv... Ich verspreche auch den Vorgang zu notieren und in Zukunft zu befolgen,
&lg, [w.] 06:09, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Ok, bin allerdings jetzt auf Reise. Kann also etwas dauern. --Dschwen (talk) 14:02, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
Damit kann ich leben (Schwendtner leider nichtmehr, aber es wird ihm wurscht gewesen sein). Bitte hinterlass eine Kurzinfo auf meiner DS wenn's soweit ist.
Und schöne Reise/Ferien? In Wien ist's seit etlichen Tagen saumäßig heiß, mitunter träumt man von der Mitternachtssonne -- andererseits: gg. Mitternacht hat's hier dann eh auch <30°C ;) -- [w.] 17:32, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Hallo Daniel, ich erlaube mir auf meine Bitte von August zurückzukommen ;)) lg, [w.] 02:26, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Done. Ob man das Fadenkreuz-Bild jetzt noch braucht, weiss ich nicht. --Dschwen (talk) 04:30, 30 November 2013 (UTC)
FETTES Danke. Das Bild ist logischerweise jetzt obsolet. lg, w. [w.] 20:15, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

Andere Frage, Preview vs. OutputEdit

Wenn ich beim Bild-Upload z.B. "Category:Walther Soyka" eingebe, wird mir dies im Preview als blaue=existierende CAT angezeigt. Nach dem Upload ist's aber ein Redlink, da irgendwannmal umbenannt.

Kannst Du das Problemchen bitte beheben oder an "kompetentere Stelle" weiterleiten? &lg, [w.] 19:31, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

Habe eine Kategorie-Weiterleitung angelegt. Man sollte die neue umbenannte version verwenden. --Dschwen (talk) 20:04, 4 August 2013 (UTC)
Weiterleitung halte ich für entbehrlich, da die Kategorie ohnedies leer ist. Mein Hinweis bezog sich ausschließlich darauf dass das Preview die inexistente Kategorie als existent ausweist. [w.] 06:12, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

{{LargeImage}} before summary headerEdit

I've noticed that DschwenBot is adding {{LargeImage}} before the =={{int:filedesc}}== line on certain images; see for example this diff. Would it be possible to add it after the line instead so that it appears continuous with the {{Information}} box? Thanks, Pi.1415926535 (talk) 17:01, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

yes, I'm at Wikimania right now and just learned about mwparserfromhell. I'll be using this soon to improve this bot.--Dschwen (talk) 01:47, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Solid, thanks. Enjoy Wikimania! Pi.1415926535 (talk) 13:13, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

A VIC not processed by VICBotEdit

Hello Dschwen,
Could you find why VICbot didn't process that VIC, Commons:Valued image candidates/Mariensteg Wernstein Neuburg am Inn.jpg, closed few days ago? The VIC seems correct to me. Today and previous days, VICbot processed other candidates but not that one. Thank you in advance for your eye. --Myrabella (talk) 12:51, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

VI-Tag jeden Tag im gleichen BildEdit

Hallo Dschwen,

bei File:Mariensteg Wernstein Neuburg am Inn.jpg fügt dein Bot seit rund einer Woche jeden Tag - zum Teil mehrfach - den VI-Tag ein. Was läuft denn da schief?

Gruß, --aconcagua (talk) 05:36, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Same question as above :) In addition, VICbot posted that image multple times on Commons:Valued images/Recently promoted (each day since the promotion I guess)->[3]. Regards, --Myrabella (talk) 07:55, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Commons:Bureaucrats/Requests/Russavia (de-Bureaucrat)Edit

I have very serious reservations about this process. First off how this vote came to start is problematic. Secondly we seem to have a non-Commons community (en.wikipedia) attempting to decide our Bureaucrats for us given the evidence of canvassing at least through Jimbo's talk page on en.wikipedia. And thirdly I do not think the issue is advertised enough for the general community to know. -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 13:23, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

It is in the nature of Commons as a service project to be tightly connected to projects such as the english wikipedia. They are forced to entrust us their images which are in use in their project. It seems only fair to me that users from sister projects have a say in administrative interna of commons. I agree though, that a bit more advertising of this de-crat request may be helpful. --Dschwen (talk) 16:49, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
Didn't you know we are just a satellite project? Now, you do it.-- Rillke(q?) 17:38, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
Actually satellite implies a mass-ratio that is a bit backwards, given that commons is the largest wikimedia project of them all, by far. We are the sun, everything is revolving around us! ;-) --Dschwen (talk) 17:50, 13 August 2013 (UTC)
I have nothing against members of sibling projects commenting on the de-Bureaucrat request as my reservations are about the process. I do not like how we do not have an agreed process on how to handle the issue and as a result I will not be satisfied with either possible outcome. I think other members of the commons community may share this sentiment.
En.wikipedia community going out of their way to dictate the "administrative interna" is only a part of the reservations I have on the issue. Commons has special needs that other wikis do not and the commons community is aware of it. When people from sibling projects talk about trust issues towards a Bureaucrat they have never interacted with in a community they do not normally engage in any discussions, I get very uneasy. These are classic signs of canvassing which tends to only poison sensible discussions.
I disagree with the notion that commons is the "star" of the Wikimedia Star System. At best I would go for a binary star system analogy where En.Wikipedia is the more massive star. En.Wikipedia is by far largest in terms of its userbase. En.wikipedia can dominate any and all discussions here which is very unfair to all other sibling projects including other language editions of Wikipedia. The mass of a project shouldn't dictate the outcome of discussions. There is no point of a commons community if we are going to constantly bow to the moral panic of En.Wikipedia.
-- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 03:43, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

QICbot is stalledEdit

Hello Dschwen,
It seems that QICbot has trouble at the moment. On August 11, it extracted processed nominations (action reverted by A. Savin since) and moved previously categorized images from Commons:Quality images/Recently promoted, but it didn't tag the newly promoted images nor notified the users. Last action at 04:53 UTC, August 11. The previous day it worked properly was 8 August, see QICbot contribs. Thank you in advance for your eye and possible action. --Myrabella (talk) 06:32, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi Myrabella, I f*&^ed this up personally. I ran the bot manually without a screen session on unreliable wifi. Quickly after that I was on travel. The bot should resume normal operations now. --Dschwen (talk) 16:09, 13 August 2013 (UTC
Yes, it does! Thank you so much. --Myrabella (talk) 07:12, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Möglicher QInominator-Bug?Edit

Schau bitte einmal auf MediaWiki talk:Gadget-QInominator.js. Danke! darkweasel94 12:17, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Commons at Wikimania 2014Edit

Wie in Hong Kong besprochen: Commons:Wikimania 2014. Herzliche Grüße --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 17:53, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Korrekt. Würd mich freuen, Dich dort wiederzusehen. Gruß, Matthias Süßen (talk) 14:05, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Jo, ebenso. Hoffe das klappt. --Dschwen (talk) 05:24, 20 August 2013 (UTC)


I have not seen the link you mentioned. -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 00:28, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

en:User:Dschwen/trip. Sorry, had to leave. --Dschwen (talk) 01:10, 17 August 2013 (UTC)


I just wanted to thank you for unblocking me, it was a nice gesture, I have sent Jameslwoodward an email letting him know my intentions and that I had no hard feelings about his actions. I have decided to change my name as it seems to have become a distraction from the work I am trying to do here. I hope you do not mind if it takes me a few weeks to make the change, if so please let me know, thanks again!! samuraiantiqueworld (talk) 15:47, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, sure, no problem. I don't see a reason to hurry too much, as long as you don't forget to follow up. Cheers --Dschwen (talk) 21:56, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for taking care of the rename business!!! samuraiantiqueworld (talk) 05:22, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/User problems#User:PenyulapEdit

Would you mind to take a look, please? Something is going very wrong with the closure of Penyulap thread at AN/U -- Alvesgaspar (talk) 10:20, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Additionally enlightening: [4]. --Túrelio (talk) 10:37, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

DschwenBot hat einige Dateien nicht bearbeitetEdit

Hallo Dschwen, der Bot hat heute nacht zwar diese und diese Datei bearbeitet, aber nicht jene und jene (letztere 1 Tag älter). Was mag der Grund sein ? -- Gerd Fahrenhorst (talk) 08:31, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Ja, ich habe gerade eine Felermeldung in den Logs entdeckt. Eine gesperrte Datei hat den Bot aus der Bahn geworfen. Werde ich beheben, dann sollten die Dateien beim naechsten botlauf bearbeitet werden. --Dschwen (talk) 15:48, 25 August 2013 (UTC)
Prima, jetzt sind die Dateien korrekt bearbeitet. -- Gerd Fahrenhorst (talk) 17:49, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Letzte Nacht nicht bearbeitet: File:Wilhelmshaven, Park am Altengrodener Weg.JPG. Ähnliches Problem ? -- Gerd Fahrenhorst (talk) 16:37, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

color and black and white photographsEdit

i am in the middle of an upload and i am going to be uploading some color interior photographs of the church of san fransisco today will post the links the photos are amazing the church is almost 500 years old

have a great day

    • (( enclosed are some of my best photographs from yesterday at the Historic Center of Quito from inside the Church of San Fransisco showing the detail of the roof....... in the future, i will use more color photographs ... on google maps !


Interior photograph of the roof, as you walk in, underneath where people sit (1st part) of the Church of San Fransisco - Historic Center of Quito - World Heritage Site by UNESCO
Interior photograph of the roof, as you walk in, underneath where people sit (1st part) of the Church of San Fransisco - Historic Center of Quito - World Heritage Site by UNESCO

Link does not workEdit

Der Link im allerersten Satz ganz oben auf dieser Seite scheint nicht zu funktionieren ?! -- Gerd Fahrenhorst (talk) 17:46, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Stimmt, danke. Ist total veraltet :-). --Dschwen (talk) 17:47, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks and QuestionEdit

Thank you Dschwen for my usurp. I noticed on the SUL page that the Commons entry is listed as unattached, when it should be attached (given that I'm the same person). At first I thought that it would be fixed automatically when the system does its single user merge thing. But I'm thinking that it may successfully attach the account (good), but also erase history as if it's a different user currently (bad). What do you think will happen? I would like to keep my history. Thane (talk) 23:52, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Try visiting Special:MergeAccount --Dschwen (talk) 14:35, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
It worked! Thanks. I really appreciate it. Thane (talk) 00:15, 28 August 2013 (UTC)


den File:87RI - Dillon - 1791.png dann auch noch deleten! L' empereur Charles (talk) 08:20, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

  Done --Dschwen (talk) 14:34, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Change Username Step 5Edit

Hello Dschwen: thanks for your instruction. I checked Step 5 as requested and both "Rafaelcarmen" and "Pronacampo9" are definitely mine. My request was first made on 21 August. Grateful if you could tell me if there is anything else you want me to do? ( 18:17, 27 August 2013 (UTC))

Did you provide the diff link to an edit that confirms this? --Dschwen (talk) 19:29, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Hello again: I have now completed phase 2 of the Step 5 process. I have pasted the url string in the "Change Username" main page as my own name does not come up in 'Edit'. Re: (Rafaelcarmen (talk) 19:35, 27 August 2013 (UTC))

Yeah, that's what I need. --Dschwen (talk) 19:38, 27 August 2013 (UTC)


Please undo the deletion and redirect of this file. A bitmap is not a duplicate of an .svg file, and a redirect of one extension to the other is even more inappropriate. The .jpg may be superseded, but that does not mean "duplicate" and the existing bitmaps should be retained. See Commons talk:Superseded images policy. Thanks ;-) Carl Lindberg (talk) 05:50, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi Carl, I'm aware of superseeded, but applying it in this case would be wikilawyering. I deleted the file minutes after it was uploaded. Do you really think that we need yet another US flag file, and one in JPEG format of all formats?! There is no case where a small JPG file is needed that cannot be met by the SVG file. The flag oddly is a rather controversial image. There have been countless discussion until a consensus on the colors alone was finally reached. --Dschwen (talk) 13:10, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
Ah OK, didn't realize it was a recent upload. Seems like it was a duplicate, just not of an SVG. The redirect really isn't appropriate, though, and should be removed -- bitmaps and vectors are fundamentally different types and a .jpg URL should not resolve to an SVG file I don't think. Carl Lindberg (talk) 23:58, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
You're right. I've deleted the redirect now. --Dschwen (talk) 00:15, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Why not Speedy delete?Edit

Hello Dschwen, why this image cannot be speedy deleted? it was used in a self-promotional article (created by the same user, from blogspot c. vitae) in spanish wikipedia and speedy deleted today. Greetings. --GM83 (talk) 06:54, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

I guess the the only reason I declined that one was that I did not see how the file violated the licensing guidelines. What did you mean by that? --Dschwen (talk) 13:36, 29 August 2013 (UTC) P.S.: Double check if your deletion is really covered by the Commons:Criteria for speedy deletion. --Dschwen (talk) 14:22, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
I fixed up the DR, and listed it (otherwise nobody will ever see it). Let's see what happens. --Dschwen (talk) 17:02, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, --GM83 (talk) 19:51, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

File:Coat of Arms of Gulbene (with name).svg This file is not copyrighted couse it is similar like File:Coat of Arms of Gulbene.svg, please restore it. Otherwise all CoA which was used as some companies logo should be deleted --Dark Eagle (talk) 16:48, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Good point. Undeleted. Thanks for letting me know! --Dschwen (talk) 16:56, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Why deleted?Edit

The footballer on the picture is now 79 years old , the photographer is unknown and might be dead ,the picture has probably over 60 years. I don't know anyone who have the copyrights of the picture . --MoroccanMuslim (talk) 00:53, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi MoroccanMuslim, please refresh my memory (I had to delete a few hundred images today alone :-(). I'd be happy to look at the deletion again, but to be honest "probably over 60", "might be dead", "I don't know anyone who have the copyrights of the picture" does not sound like we should keep the image. We're going to need a source an author and a date of death for the author (which country's laws is the picture subject to?). --Dschwen (talk) 02:29, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

The location is in the area which is the subject of the article It's in Morocco.The picture was taken in 1951/1952 and it's mentionned on the picture in the only available source the picture that i want to publish is part of the first picture in the chapter talking about the old football player concerned. that's the file : File:Patrice mayet.jpg --MoroccanMuslim (talk) 16:21, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Status of Usurp Request?Edit

Hi, Dschwen, I'm just checking in to see what the status of my usurp request is. It looks like you okay'd two other requests last week so I'm hoping you could pass mine through soon. Thanks! Nwjerseyliz (talk) 14:23, 1 September 2013 (UTC) (or Liz on Wikipedia}.

QICbot is broken againEdit

-mattbuck (Talk) 20:35, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

No, it's not. I cannot let it run unsupervised currently, and I was camping this weekend, far away from civilization. --Dschwen (talk) 17:22, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
Dschwenbot is broken too. More than fifty pictures uploaded yesterday by me and two other got the gps exif request template removed despite having proper GPS data. --Dannebrog Spy (talk) 11:08, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

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Eleassar (t/p) 08:25, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

adding EXIFEdit

User:DschwenBot has added location data to scanned images (File:Launch of Manx Maid (II).JPG and File:Mona's Queen (IV).JPG) so is using the location of the scanner! There are privacy issues. Finavon (talk) 22:54, 2 September 2013 (UTC)


Hi, could you please comment this deletion? I never saw any topic concerning it, no warning, nothing. You’ve just deleted it. I am sure that it was posted on FlickR under a free licence. Kf8 (talk) 18:00, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

It was tagged as a speedy deletion. The image seems to be the derivative of a non-free work (the poster). --Dschwen (talk) 18:03, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
Huh, I see. It’s a pity. Kf8 (talk) 18:06, 3 September 2013 (UTC)


Why did you delete this:File:Ghouta massacre1.JPG‎? If you click on "show more" in the description section under the video, you can see "Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed)". (source)--FutureTrillionaire (talk) 22:58, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Ok, I undeleted it. Thanks for letting me know. --Dschwen (talk) 23:20, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

For Your Kind AttentionEdit

You have a message at Commons:Bureaucrats'_noticeboard#Biographies_of_Living_Persons_and_Defamation. Thanks, JKadavoor Jee 16:06, 5 September 2013 (UTC)


Hi, it seems Mconti94 uses new account Welten2 to upload same collage and other "grab what you can from the web" images like View of Zagreb towards the south.jpg [5] or Eastern Zagreb from Zagreb Eye, a new viewing point and tourist attraction.jpg [6].

Thanks Justass, deleted and blocked. --Dschwen (talk) 14:27, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
Another one popped out File:Zagreb collage.png [7] or [8], also maybe it's time for CU closer look cos User:Zagrebčanec with sole purpose to edit en:Zagreb uploaded similar images as in File:Kifh.png if I remember correct. --Justass (talk) 00:37, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your attention to detailEdit

Thanks for the conversations related to File:Fr-Paris-Ch%C3%A2teauroux.ogg and others. I have reverted edits, and removed duplicate tags, and it was made easier due to your noting your previous research. :-)  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:19, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Hello, bot problemEdit

I noticed that your usually amazing location bot seems to be having a problem with my photos. A whole host of photos of mine were marked as "image does not contain or contains broken GPS data; removed gps exif request template". I went and checked a couple of them, such as this photo and they all have exif data listed in the metadata. I am going through them manually for now, but maybe this needs checking? Thanks and cheers, mr.choppers (talk)-en- 19:52, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi Mr. Choppers. Sorry about the trouble! The bot is scheduled to run on a grid system. That means the execution host can be any of a number of servers in the toolserver cluster. It seems that one of the servers has a faulty configuration that causes the EXIF extraction to fail. My bot did not trap this error correctly and assumed that no data was present. I'm rerunning it now to catch your unprocessed images. --Dschwen (talk) 17:03, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
Cool, thanks. It was really boring doing it manually. mr.choppers (talk)-en- 16:04, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

archiving talkpageEdit

     Thanks Dschwen.

Best regards --Rjcastillo (talk) 13:09, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

SamoaBot 2Edit

Lalit Modi imageEdit

Hi, you deleted File:Lalit wiki profile photo.JPG. The file has been reuploaded again with different attribution as File:Lalit Modi home page profile small.png. I had to delete the same image about 12 hours ago on as then it was sourced to a journalist (not photographer). This image is a syndicated news image being repeatedly reuploaded. Can you delete it again, and I'm not sure if there's socking going on either. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 05:40, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Onam greetings!Edit

Have a nice Onam tomorrow! JKadavoor Jee 17:19, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks J! --Dschwen (talk) 02:43, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Bot requestEdit

Hello Dschwen,
I wanted to ask you if one of your bots could do a task for me, or if I should ask someone else for this task. I want to add a template with my name to all my pictures to avoid wrong uses of my pictures outside Wikimedia projects, but I can't do it by hand. All my pictures are within this category and most of them have {{self|cc-by-sa-3.0}} or {{self|cc-by-sa-3.0-es}}. I'd like to change that license like I've done in this image. If I could also change the line of "|Author=" in the descriptions it would be great. Could you do it or do you care about other kinds of tasks? I can ask someone else if you think that will be better, I'm not really in the "bot world". Thank you so much!! --Kadellar (talk) 16:58, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Kadellar, I would like to help you with this, but currently I'm so busy IRL that I cannot make a commitment. Sorry. --Dschwen (talk) 17:02, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
Kadellar, you can just use COM:VFC to do such tasks, you do not need a bot. darkweasel94 17:09, 16 September 2013 (UTC)


Hallo, ich hoffe ich bin für mein Anliegen hier richtig...

Mein Benutzername bur ist in den Commons leider schon registriert, allerdings scheint der Account inaktiv und kaum genutzt. Soweit ich weiß kann der Account dann in meinen überführt werden, geht das? Es wäre schön wenn ich die Commons auch im globalen Account hätte. Gruß, --Bur2000 (talk) 20:38, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Stell einen Antrag bei Commons:USURP (nicht vergessen einen difflink, der beweist, dass Du den Bur account auf de besitzt). Ich fahre gleich in einen Kurzurlaub, also wird es entweder ein anderer Crat machen, oder ich kuemmer mich Montag drum. Gruss. -Dschwen (talk) 21:33, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Zu einem aktuellen QIC von dir / Besuch des Grand CanyonsEdit

Hallo Dschwen! Schön zu sehen, dass ein weiterer Commoner auch kürzlich am Grand Canyon unterwegs war. Insbesondere dieses Foto finde ich toll, da es ein ganz ähnliches mit mir gibt :) Ich fand es ganz großartig dort, gerade wenn man den Grand Canyon noch nie zuvor gesehen hat. Hast du eine Rundreise gemacht? Was hast du noch so gesehen? Nun aber zu meinem inhaltlichen Anliegen. Ich vermute bei diesem Foto:

ist irgendetwas beim Proessing schief gelaufen. Es wirkt recht unscharf bis milchig. Ggf. eine zu starke Rauschunterdrückung angwendet? An deiner Top-Kamera kann es ja eigentlich nicht liegen. Grüße, --Tuxyso (talk) 22:14, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

    • Nee, das ist unverarbeitet aus der Kamera. Ich habe leider Probleme mit meinem 24-105mm Objektiv. Muss ich wohl mal (wieder) einschicken. :-( Jetzt muss ich erstmal Deine GC Fotos suchen. Ich wohne uebrigens in New Mexico, und der Trip war quasi ein verlaengertes Wochenende. Sonst war ich nur noch im Monument Valley (kurze vorbeifahrt) und am Horseshoe Bend. Muss noch diverse Panoramen zusammensetzen. --Dschwen (talk) 22:23, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
      • Viel gibt es noch nicht zu sehen. Ich habe gerade erst angefangen ein paar Fotos hochzuladen. s. Special:ListFiles/Tuxyso Ich habe eine dreiwöchige Autorundreise durch einen Teil des US-Westens (hauptsächlich Kalifornien, Teile von Utah, Nevada und Arizona) gemacht und habe dementsprechend viel gesehen und fotografieren können. Vom GC werden noch einige Fotos folgen. Beneidenswert wenn man selbst in den Staaten lebt und die tollen Nationalparks quasi "direkt vor der Tür" hat. Dein Objektiv scheint momentan tatsächlich nicht knackig scharf abzubilden. Vielleicht hilft Einschicken ja. Viele Grüße, --Tuxyso (talk) 22:38, 23 September 2013 (UTC)

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Unfortunate comments by yourself on MetaEdit

Dschwen, you made the following comments at Meta:Community_Logo/Request_for_consultation#Support

“This seems reasonable. I appreciate that WarX created the logo, but he released it into PD. That's the end of it. --Dschwen (talk) 15:32, 24 September 2013 (UTC)”

For a Commons bureaucrat, these comments show either that you lack an understanding between copyright and trademarks, or that you are simply acting as a "yes man" for the WMF. It is very difficult to take your words any other way than the way they are written, so could you possibly explain why you believe that once an image is released into PD, that all trademark rights are also given up, and free for the taking by any person/entity who wishes to take them. russavia (talk) 15:13, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

I don't know why you think that I am incapable of having my own opinion and why I would act as a yes man for an organisation I'm not affiliated with. I also contest the notion that I lack an understanding between copyright and trademarks. You comment rather is a false dichotomy. The reasoning behind the comment is my understanding of releasing something into the public domain. As far as I am concerned this indicates the intent to give up control over your work. --Dschwen (talk) 15:59, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
As from my experience with the Wikivoyage Logo contest, even something that was formerly released into the Public Domain can be registered as a trademark. C.f. this diff: "you submitted your design in the previous Wikivoyage logo process (Round 1; Round 2) and released your design to the public domain at that time, " -- Rillke(q?) 18:31, 27 September 2013 (UTC)


irgendwas kaputt? --Martina talk 19:08, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Hallo Martina, dieser Bug ist mir leider schon bekannt. Ich habe es noch nicht geschafft ihn auszutreiben :-(. Beim VICbot ist demnaechst mal eine total-ueberarbeitung faellig, so wie beim QICbot, und eine Migration auf labs. Nur bin ich z.Zt. beruflich zu sehr eingespannt um das anzugehen. --Dschwen (talk) 04:02, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
Hi + sorry für die späte Antwort. Wollte erstmal nur sicherstellen, dass du den Bug kennst. Grüße --Martina talk 02:50, 29 October 2013 (UTC)


Hi, ich stolpere laufend über ein Problem, das du gemäß Template talk:Location/layout schon mal versucht hast zu lösen. Ich habe auch meinen Kommentar dazugeschrieben. Kann ich vielleicht irgendwas tun, was die Lösung beschleunigt? --Reinhard Müller (talk) 23:00, 30 September 2013 (UTC)


Hi Dschwen, the bot removed a large number of QI nomination that have not been reviewed. [9] You reverted the first instance, but then it did it again. -- KTC (talk) 08:56, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Yes it does that if there has been no contribution to the nomination for 8 days. This is described on the COM:QIC page in the rules. --Dschwen (talk) 13:14, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

QICbot notificationsEdit

Hi mate. Can you stop QICbot tagging talk page edits as "minor"? Minor bot edits don't generate the big orange notification bar. -mattbuck (Talk) 16:03, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Oh, right. Yeah.. that is probably related to my switch to the new pywikipedia version. I was getting python errors (multiple instances of named argument) when I specify minor=False). I'll have to figure out how to set it appropriately. --Dschwen (talk) 20:37, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
The same goes for VICbot. -- KTC (talk) 23:21, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Planck imageEdit

Please explain to me this and how it does not qualify as a copyright violation. ESA images, aside from *very* specific circumstances (Hubble and European Southern Observatory images are the only ones I'm immediately aware of) are non-free. They do not release images from copyright as NASA does. Huntster (t @ c) 00:24, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

Then it will surely be deleted in the regular DR. The image has been on commons for four months so one more week won't make a difference. The image has been in use in several articles. --Dschwen (talk) 03:22, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
I'm not complaining about the change to DR, just asking what the rationale was for denying the speedy when it is an obvious copyright violation. Please don't assume bad faith. Huntster (t @ c) 09:02, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
Why do you assume I assume bad faith? --Dschwen (talk) 14:34, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
You're right, it was an unwarranted assumption, based on an overly brusque attitude and complete failure to answer a simple question. Since I still haven't got one, I'm disengaging. Huntster (t @ c) 21:44, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
Which is probably your best decision so far in this thread. If you call my attitude overly brusque you really need to reread what you posted here. --Dschwen (talk) 14:08, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

I ended up deleting that image now. And I have sent ESA a request to make this image available under a compatible CC license. But I'm not holding my breath. --Dschwen (talk) 15:34, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

Peut-on, oui ou non, enregistrer la photo d'un panneau public (d'une administration publique) implanté dans un lieu public et donc visible en permanence par tous ? Et si oui, comment l'enregistrer ?Edit

Bonjour. (1) Merci de me dire pourquoi le logo du Parc national du Mercantour (auteur déclaré qui ne l'est pas : User:Ewan ar Born en date du 28 août 2008) peut être utilisé dans l'Infobox dudit article de Wikipédia et pas celui du Parc naturel des Alpes maritimes (un beau chamois stylisé : Fichier:Entracque100(10).JPG) dont j'ai tiré la photo de celle prise par moi (User: André Payan-Passeron) le 06/08/2013 du panneau communal (Fichier:Entracque100(9).JPG) situé à l'entrée du chef-lieu Entracque en Italie. Et photo supprimée par User:Gemini1980 le 08/10/2013 à 12:42 sans me préciser la démarche que je dois, éventuellement, suivre pour que ladite photo du logo (le beau chamois stylisé) offert à la vue de tous puisse être utilisé pour illustrer un article de Wikipédia comme c'est le cas pour celui du Parc national du Mercantour. (2) Dans le même ordre d'idée, merci de me dire si la photo d'un panneau public (communal, départemental, régional, national, ....) installé dans un lieu public ouvert à tous et à la vue de tous peut ou non être enregistrée sur Wikimedia Commons et donc utilisée dans un article de Wikipédia comme Entraunes. Photos Fichier:CimedelaBonette127(2), Fichier:Entraunes_mai_011b.jpg et Fichier:Entraunes_mai_12b.jpg supprimées par [[User:Gemini1980] le 08/10/2013 à 13:00] sans me préciser la démarche que je dois, éventuellement, suivre pour que lesdites photos puissent être utilisées pour illustrer un article de Wikipédia. (3) Et merci de me dire si la photo d'une fresque murale des sommets des « Alpi Marittime » Fichier:Entracque100(12A).JPG signée « C. PRANDONI - CN 1975 » recouvrant un grand mur d'un préau communal ouvert en permanence et donc accessible à tous 24 h/24 et 7 jours/7 peut ou non être enregistrée sur Wikimedia Commons pour illustrer, notamment, les articles de Wikipédia comme Entracque, Parc naturel des Alpes maritimes, Mont Argentera ou Massif de l'Argentera. Articles où ladite photo (de cette fresque publique visible par tous) a été supprimée par User:Gemini1980 le 08/10/2013 sans autre précision. Et plus précisément, si on a le droit de publier ces photos sur Wikimedia Commons, quelle est la marche à suivre et la licence à choisir ? Et plus précisément que doit-on indiquer pour la date de création, celle de l'implantation du panneau (que l'on ne connait pas) ou celle de notre photo ? Et pour l'auteur, celui (inconnu) du panneau public ou celui qui en a pris la photo ? Et quelle licence choisir alors ? Hier soir (08/10/2013), il m'a été impossible d'enregistrer sur Wikimedia Commons une photo de panneau public d'une administration publique et donc lisible en permanence par tous. Merci de bien vouloir me répondre. Bien cordialement. --Aypp (discuter) 9 octobre 2013 à 07:21 (CEST)

QIC, kleine ÄnderungenEdit

Ich habe erst gestern erfahren, daß das Häkchen "kleine Änderung" nicht eine ganze Version speichert sondern nur den Diff. Da ja Viele dein JS nutzen: kännte das standardmäßig eingebaut werden? Nächste Überlegung sind die unteren Kandidaten fürs Weiterdiskutieren, die können doch relativ einfach ausgelagert werden? Würde eine regelmäßige Verschiebung und Archivierung der Seite was bringen? Oder häufigere Botläufe? Ist dir noch zu helfen? --Ralf Roleček 04:44, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Coord globe defaults to EarthEdit

Hi, please see en:Template talk:Coord#Different icons for Moon, Mars, etc - I think there's been some code regression where the globe is generated. --Redrose64 (talk; at English Wikipedia) 16:58, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

QICbot 0:53Edit

Warum hast du das hier [10] nicht auch rückgängig gemacht? Inzwischen ist es zu spät :(( Ich passe auch auf deinen Bot auf, aber ich bin leider auch nur ein Mensch und brauche um bestimmte Uhrzeit in Mitteleuropa nunmal meinen Schlaf. Wer wird nun die ganzen Kandidaten einzeln wiederherstellen? <Rumgeheule>Die QIC sind wohl inzwischen ein hoffnungsloser Patient: Kein Schwein außer ein paar Alt-Enthusiasten kümmert sich um Reviews und Pflege, die Meisten scheinen nur (noch) darauf scharf zu sein, möglichst viele Kandidaten von sich selbst dem Liebsten durchwinken zu lassen...</Rumgeheule> --A.Savin 09:31, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

Hallo A. fuer mich ist das mindestens genau so frustrierend wie fuer dich. Die drei revertierten runs sind sofort gescheitert, der letzte, den ich laufen liess, lief nach einigen Aenderungen (Fehlertoleranz) eine weile gut. Ich hab auch noch ein Leben/Familie etc. und kann nicht einen 2h run babysitten. Die Kandidaten kann man ganz einfach wiederherstellen (auf der QIC Talk page habe ich vor ein paar Monaten ein Javascript Schnipsel dazu gepostet). --Dschwen (talk) 15:32, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
Falls du diese Anleitung meinst, ist sie alles andere als omatauglich und das Ergebnis offenbar auch nicht fehlerfrei. Wenn Kandidaten zurück auf QIC müssen und dazwischen bereits fünfzig Edits liegen oder so, hilft - fürchte ich - kein noch so ausgeklügeltes Tool. --A.Savin 17:37, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
Die ist auch nicht fuer Omas gedacht (oder bist Du schon Grossmutter?). Der Fehler lag nicht in der Wiederherstellungsprozedur, sondern hier. --Dschwen (talk) 01:32, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

Hier sind die entfernten Kandidaten. Es hat z.Zt. keinen Zweck sie zurueck auf die Seite zu setzen. --Dschwen (talk) 20:46, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

Danke erst mal für deine Mühe, die unter den Tisch gefallenen Kandidaten herauszufiltern. Komischerweise sind die entfernten Kandidaten aber mit der korrekten Bewertung im Archiv, haben aber nur auf der Dateibeschreibungsseite keinen Siegel erhalten. Willst du den Siegel automatisch nachtragen, oder könnte ich mir diesen z.B. File:Grand Canyon near Hopi Point 2013.jpg / Commons:Quality_images_candidates/Archives_October_11_2013 dann selbst verleihen. Was schlägst du vor? Oder nochmal nominieren? --Tuxyso (talk) 21:09, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
Ja, der bot ist erst nach dem archivieren gecrasht. Ich wuerde alles nochmal reinsetzen. Sonst werden eh diverse Bilder vergessen. --Dschwen (talk) 21:12, 14 October 2013 (UTC)

QICBot stallEdit

FYI, Qicbot appears to have stalled after removing images from the page. -mattbuck (Talk) 13:48, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

Bot issuesEdit

Hi, JKadavoor Jee mentioned on my talk page that your bots have some problems. I am running the FPCBot and lately it has had problems modifying large pages. Is this something you see too, and in that case do you have any idea what can be done ? /Daniel78 (talk) 07:53, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Uhm, yes, we have already talked about that :-). I commented on FPC talk. I switched to the latest pywikibot 'core' version. That helped a lot. I still have massive problems though and cannot let the QICbot run unsupervised. It does work at night (USA night, when most of Europe is still sleeping as well) when the global activity is low (midday over the pacific ocean :-) ). --Dschwen (talk) 18:21, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
Heh, sorry forgot who I had been talking to :) /Daniel78 (talk) 20:25, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
See this; the bot added the notification two times. :) JKadavoor Jee 02:29, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I think it's failing to clear its cache of what has been promoted per user, though it is adding to it. -mattbuck (Talk) 06:34, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
That is quite possible. I actually had forgotten that I programmed this cache. So restoring the candidate page after a failed run while still having the cache caused the duplicate notification. --Dschwen (talk) 15:03, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

N-body ProblemEdit

Page has been deleted except for two sketches, which I will leave "speedy" unmarked; everything else should be deleted. Thank you for pointing this out.Rudrene (talk) 21:19, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Ein kleines Dankeschön für dich!Edit

  Hallo Daniel, ich wollte einfach mal loswerden, wie sehr ich deine Arbeit hier schätze. Ich weiß selber, wie stressig es manchmal sein kann, nach langen Bürotagen auch noch ehrenamtlich irgendwo tätig zu werden. Und da fällt es bestimmt nicht immer leicht, sich auch noch um wildgewordene Bots zu kümmern ;-) Umso bemerkenswerter ist dein Einsatz hier. Also, einfach mal von ganzem Herzen ein Dankeschön! Frank Schulenburg (talk) 03:17, 16 October 2013 (UTC)
Danke Frank. Ich hab schon fast ueberlegt dem bot den Gnadenschuss zu geben ;-). Z.Zt. scheint es wieder (mehr schlecht als recht) zu laufen. --Dschwen (talk) 22:43, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Nominating a picture for deletion.Edit

Hey! I logged into Wikimedia/Wikipedia for the first time in almost a month, and I noticed that you nominated File:FLSTUDIO11.PNG ‎ for deletion, saying "Tagged as speedy by IP. Probably correct, but I'd like some further input if the GUI elements are really above the threshold.". What does this exactly mean? --Cam493 (talk) 16:11, 16 October 2013 (EST)

Hello Cam493! Somebody tagged your image to be immediately deleted (without a review by multiple people). This is a process that can be initiated if a file is a clear violation of our terms (not a freely licensed file). Instead of deleting the file I bumped it to a more thorough review process. I'm not 100% sure that the file should be deleted. But it is very likely that the displayed user interface elements are copyrightable and not released under a free license. --Dschwen (talk) 22:40, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion requestEdit

Greetings, Dschwen! You denied my request for a speedy deletion of File:ILjunction-nahalrevida2.png. No problem. I made a standard deletion request, Commons:Deletion requests/File:ILjunction-nahalrevida2.png. Please explain to me why the file did not qualify for speedy deletion seeing as: "I uploaded it", "It is not used on any Wikis", "The upload history were my own tinkerings to get it right", "There is an almost exact duplicate, File:ILjunction-nahalrevida-prelim-HE.PNG, which replaces it". Seems like a case for speedy deletion as general maintenance. How am I mistaken? Kind regards, --@Efrat (talk) 06:53, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi @Efrat. I denied this rather than convert it to a {{duplicate}} (which is the template that should have been used, as it makes things easier for the admins). I really don't have a strong reason for this. I guess I worked on a few too many speedies that day :-). Sorry! --Dschwen (talk) 13:29, 17 October 2013 (UTC)


Hi, do you have a clue why this page still shows a verson of the file with unblurred license plate? We received a complaint about it, OTRS ticket number 2013092610019258. Jcb (talk) 08:24, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Fixed. Looks like the zoomviewer cache did not get updated. --Dschwen (talk) 13:15, 18 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! Jcb (talk) 22:46, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Čemu služe ove dozvole ako ih ne čitateEdit --Intermedichbo (talk) 19:33, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

Hello Intermedichbo, I have already undeleted and untagged all images that do have a OTRS template on the file pages. --Dschwen (talk) 19:34, 21 October 2013 (UTC)
P.S.: let me know if any other images got deleted and need to be restored. --Dschwen (talk) 19:35, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

What exactly do I have to do to prevent this file being deleted as a duplicate?Edit

File:Seattle - Fiestas Patrias Parade 2008 - Wicked Witch 01.jpg: I don't want to get into some sort of edit war with other admins over my own photo, but File:Seattle - Fiestas Patrias Parade 2008 - Wicked Witch 01.jpg was not an exact duplicate of File:Seattle - Fiestas Patrias Parade 2008 - Wicked Witch 02.jpg, as can easily be seen if you look at both images (quite a difference in colors). Túrelio deleted it. I restored it with a comment stating it was not a duplicate. Now you've deleted it and turned the page into a redirect.

Is there something I'm missing here? Given that it is not an exact duplicate, I'm pretty sure it is supposed to at least go through a deletion discussion if someone thinks it is not worth keeping. - Jmabel ! talk 00:07, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Sorry Jmabel, I did not know about the history of the file, otherwise I would not have deleted it. I do process quite a lot of duplicates and try to make a case-by-case decision. A lot of files are not exact duplicates, some are cropped minimally, some have slight modifications that retain the general character of the image and improve the picture. I processed your image as a dupe because IMO the edit is an improvement. But I absolutely do not want this to stand if it is controversial to any involved party. I'll undelete. Then we can think about protecting the image if necessary. --Dschwen (talk) 01:53, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
I get that it's not an exact duplicate, but it seems clearly inferior to the darker version. Is there a reason not to put it up for DR now? --99of9 (talk) 02:35, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
So one is a good witch photo and one is a bad witch photo? But which witch is which? ;-) Jonathunder (talk) 16:06, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
Now you are being wicked! --Dschwen (talk) 16:32, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
See this and this. The modifications are less than visible; we have so many pictures like this as we can't edit existing assessed pictures or a picture while in a nomination if at EN:FP. May be a bit off topic as the current example (of Jmabel) are not assessed pictures. JKadavoor Jee 03:17, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
Typically now in a case like this I would first upload the original version, then the improved one. However, I hadn't yet adopted that policy at the time I uploaded these. I agree that in this case File:Seattle - Fiestas Patrias Parade 2008 - Wicked Witch 02.jpg is an improvement. However, because I didn't do the two-version same-name approach here, if we delete File:Seattle - Fiestas Patrias Parade 2008 - Wicked Witch 01.jpg, we lose original, and also if someone wants to post-process differently, they have no way to get at the least processed version as a starting point. That's why in cases like this I'm inclined to leave both out there. (That said, I'm currently uploading a bunch of aerial photos I had on Flickr, and in each case I'm bringing over both my original photo and the post-processed one, for similar reasons; because of how Flickr2Commons works, they end up at two different names, and I'm using {{other version}} to connect them.) - Jmabel ! talk 00:15, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
Forgetting to upload the original version initially is not a big issue. You can do it any time and revert back to the preferred version. But, it is only up to you whether or not to keep them as separate files. (See the third version in the file history; I uploaded it on request by a reviewer). JKadavoor Jee 02:40, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
I agree, and would have no problem with someone else who wanted to go back and get the originals into the history this way, but outright deletion of the original is counterproductive, and I'm certainly not going to go back to several thousand files that were uploaded in multiple versions under distinct names and do this myself. I'd be very open to an automated or semi-automated way to accomplish this without having to download/upload, but I don't have a super-fast Internet connection, so downloading the original back to my computer, re-uploading the original as a new version, then updating that with the "proper" version would be an investment of several minutes per photo. - Jmabel ! talk 03:57, 23 October 2013 (UTC)
Yes; I too prefer to keep the existing files as they are. JKadavoor Jee 04:42, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Recent duplicate processingEdit

Hi Dschwen. Thanks for your work on the duplicates I've been tagging. I noticed today that it seems like you're deleting the high-resolution versions. The images that are uploaded by US National Archives bot and have the standard naming structure with the original archival title and identifier are the original scans that all the other images, often taken from NARA's catalog or Flickr account at low-resolution and with incomplete metadata, derive from. That's why I've been doing this tagging, to make sure that those legacy versions are getting replaced by the higher-resolution institutional uploads. I'm confused by how you deciding to fix these duplicates; was it a mistake? Dominic (talk) 21:19, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

I deleted the the lower resolution images and at same resolution I deleted the smaller JPG files. Did I mix up files somewhere? I also had to do a fair bit of image page merging. A lot of the images you selected to keep had missing categories etc. --Dschwen (talk) 21:21, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
The last 10 or so in my watchlist, starting with 1973 StateStBlock Boston.jpg, seem to have the wrong file deleted. The one with "NARA" and an ID in the title should always be the one that remains, not the (usually) older file from manual uploads. Dominic (talk) 21:26, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
For that file I see
  • 3,000 × 2,009 (755,903 bytes) for the deleted version
  • 3,000 × 2,009 (891 KB) for the retained version
I don't understand why you think the version I deleted is the high resolution version. --Dschwen (talk) 21:30, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
I guess you're right that apparently some of these older files are larger in file size; I don't know why that is. I am trying to standardize all of these NARA images and retain the versions with the correct titles, metadata, and templates. I would rather not have 100,000 files using one naming scheme and common template, and then 10 which do not just because somehow the file that was uploaded with the same resolution had a slightly larger file size. That's why I am asking if you can make sure that the US National Archives bot files which were literally uploaded from inside the US National Archives using the master scan file (and cannot be inferior) are not the ones getting deleted. Dominic (talk) 21:40, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
Ok. If you provide me with a list or wrongly deleted versions I'll undelete them. --Dschwen (talk) 22:01, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
Here are the ones I noticed. In each of these, the one on the left, the duplicate, was retained, rather than the NARA original versions on the right. Dominic (talk) 19:18, 24 October 2013 (UTC)
Old file New file
File:Bluffs Opposite Sagwon, a Commercial Airstrip and Oil Exploration Center South of Prudhoe Bay...08-1973.jpg File:BLUFFS OPPOSITE SAGWON, A COMMERCIAL AIRSTRIP AND OIL EXPLORATION CENTER SOUTH OF PRUDHOE BAY. VIEW IS WEST ACROSS... - NARA - 550396.jpg
File:3952816331 CityHallPlaza Boston 1973.jpg File:CITY HALL PLAZA - NARA - 550759.jpg
File:3952794047 CityHallPlaza Boston 1973.jpg File:CITY HALL AND CUSTOMS HOUSE TOWER - NARA - 549992.jpg
File:Vietnam War protesters.jpg File:Vietnam War protesters. 1967. Wichita, Kans - NARA - 283627.jpg
File:Sunflowers in Ingram.jpg File:SUNFLOWERS - NARA - 544590.jpg
File:Four Corners Generating Station 1972.jpg File:FOUR CORNERS POWER PLANT - NARA - 544328.jpg

I think I have at least undeleted all of the NARA versions above now. Next I'll tag duplicates. --Dschwen (talk) 20:09, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

Coat of arms of ChileEdit

What is your problem? They are the exact same thing except for a tiny irrelevant shade of brown, and in case you didn't notice the dupe file is my original upload in the first place and it's no longer necessary. If you will not stand by and allow someone else to do the merge, I'll nominate it for deletion. Fry1989 eh? 00:47, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the cleanup!Edit

Following my speedy del. req. for User:Tuvalkin/Roque Gameiro, where I missed a couple of the file pages it was linked from. -- Tuválkin 00:46, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Bonjour/Bonsoir, Dschwen.

I just want to congratulate and thank you for the wonderful job you are doing in QIC pages. Nobody but you is able to do what you do, and I'm very admirative for that, and even of your kindness. Thank you.--Jebulon (talk) 19:55, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, man! I'm not going to lie, it is really nice to hear that from time to time ;-). Work on QIC has been both frustrating (due to the bad server response on the large pages), as well as fun (rewriting the QIHelper, trying to make the bot more fault tolerant) lately. We really need to move forward with day-by-day subpages on the candidate page and finer grained category galleries. --Dschwen (talk) 20:02, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

deleted photos due to the copy-right "violation"Edit

Hello, some of the photos I have uploaded were deleted due to the copy-right violation. But I did add the link of the pages of panoramio where those photos are tagged as " free to use "; the owner of the photosis called "starliner" and his/her photos are free to use. Again this is the link; ,on the photo details section if you click the copy right details you can see that; his/her photos are really good and usefull for me. So can I learn the reason why the photos are deleted ?

Looks like an honest mistake then. I'll look into it and restore the images. Give me some time. --Dschwen (talk) 21:41, 25 October 2013 (UTC)
Oh, no mistake. The images are not free to use they have a restriction on them: Attribution-No Derivative Works. Unfortunately this is not permissible on commons. --Dschwen (talk) 21:42, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Noomi RapaceEdit

I'm not sure if the image that was uploaded had the same "watermark" as the image you deleted, but as far as i know, images from "Bollywood Hungama" are allowed for use on wikipedia ( i.e if this was the image you deleted, then its probably allowed and if not, you might want to consider deleting a few more here..--Stemoc (talk) 22:34, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Undeleted to let you check it out. The speedy reason stated: Looks like BH doesnt own original snap. --Dschwen (talk) 22:46, 28 October 2013 (UTC)
The High resolution image which Dharmadhyaksha linked has a water mark. I understand what he is saying or implying that if that blog has a higher resolution of the image which BH claims to own, then they probably do not own the rights to it. PluzMedia seems to own a even higher resolution of the image. The blog got their image from here and the link below tells us that "" owns the rights (or so it seems). Exif data i found from this image tells me its owned by "Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation" which doesn't release any of its images under CC. You can delete the image again, I think an OTRS requests needs to be sent to BH and also all images uploaded to wikimedia from BH which doesn't involved "indian stars" needs to be discussed or deleted.--Stemoc (talk) 23:30, 28 October 2013 (UTC)
On numerous occasions now, i and others, have observed that BH's snaps taken outside India or outside predominantly Indian events are all copyvios. Few examples are listed at Template_talk:Cc-by-3.0-BollywoodHungama#Link_collection. User:SpacemanSpiff has also clubbed suspected images at Category:Files from Bollywood Hungama that require further source verification. You all are welcome to help check these and also others. Also note that some Indian star's pics taken in India have also been found suspects and hence deleted. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 18:04, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
The problem with BH is that earlier on the Parties and Events categories was stuffed with images from their photographers only. Over the past couple of years they've started relicensing work from others and filling this category. This new problem applies primarily to events outside India (they still are the main agency for such events within India) but can also apply to images from movie sets where producers sometimes invite agencies or sometimes provide them with images so it's hard for us to know which is which and therefore Prec Principle would apply to all images from sets. A few other oddball cases include BH reusing government images or images from the subject itself and these aren't too difficult to catch. If you see the category I created you'll note the different types of images there, I also brought this up on Village Pump a couple of weeks ago when someone started a discussion on Getty images (some of the BH images are from Getty -- now deleted through DR). I think Category:Files from Bollywood Hungama that require further source verification can be deleted without DR, it's just wasting too much of our time to find and tag original sources. To prevent future instances, I've modified the license review template so that such images will not be passed at all and therefore the issue shouldn't recur. —SpacemanSpiff 03:41, 30 October 2013 (UTC)


Hello Dschwen,
the galleries in our list are all created and the sections in public buildings and religious are removed/changed, so that only sections with their one page (Churches & Bridges) remain below the main gallery with an overview gallery and a link to the subpage remains. I'm not sure how much I can help with the next step(s), as I don't have access to the MediaWiki:QIhelper.js and while I can create the sample pages, I have no idea how they are filled (only a vague notion... ;->). Until you tell me if I can help some more I will therefore start/continue to sort the old QIs in man made structures... Anna reg (talk) 15:02, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Hallo Anna! Die uebersichts galerien gehoeren auf eigene Unterseiten. Und zwar sind die benannt indem man einfach ein /Sample and den namen der Kategorie haengt. Dann sortiert der Bot die letzten 4 Bilder automatisch in die Uebersichtsgalerie (Commons:Quality_images/Subject/Places/Mixed/Sample). Die Uebersichtsgalerie kann dann wie ein Template auf der uebergeordneten Seite eingebunden werden. --Dschwen (talk) 15:05, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
Ok - danke. Das mit dem /sample und einfügen wusste ich sogar - ich war mir nur nicht sicher, ich mehr machen muss, als leere Gallerien zu erstellen... ;->. Anna reg (talk) 17:03, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
Uh, noch eine Frage - wie viele sample-Gallerien würdest du machen? Für alle auf /architecture aufgelisteten Gallerien (12 Stück)? Oder 3-5 auswählen? Oder eins für Architektur, so wie's eins für Objects und People gibt (das würd für mich am sinnvollsten klingen...)? Anna reg (talk) 17:06, 29 October 2013 (UTC)
Ich wuerde nur eine fuer Architektur machen. Wenn der bot fuer eine Unterkategorie keine /Sample gallerie findet probiert er es bei der uebergeordneten Kategorie, und so weiter (also einfach nur fuer /Subject/Architecture eine /Sample unterseite anlegen). --Dschwen (talk) 04:06, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Sollte erledigt sein - ich hab's auch gleich über die Vorlage in die QI-Gallerie eingebaut (der Link funktioniert ja immerhin schon). Bringt's den Bot durcheinander bzw bedeutet's für dich Zusatzaufwand, wenn ich vorerst händisch 4 Bilder in die Gallerie einfüge? Anna reg (talk) 09:27, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Nein, damit sollte der Bot klarkommen. Ich schau mir das nachher alles mal an und fuege die neuen Kategorien in die QIHelper-Liste ein. --Dschwen (talk) 13:21, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Ich hab gerade gesehen, dass der QI-helfer die neuen Gallerien schon anzeigt!
Und ich hab schon wieder/noch immer Fragen/Anmerkungen...:

  • hast du bei /architecture extra These images of objects have... stehen gelassen? (es ist ja nicht falsch - aber zumindest wenn man weiß, dass es von der objects-Seite stammt, erst mal etwas verwirrend...)
  • bevorzugst du/ihr verlinkte Listen, oder wäre es ok, wenn ich in /architecture wieder ein paar Beispielbilder einfüge? Etwa wie bei Animals - nur halt mit der jetzigen Struktur, die man dann ja auch im Inhaltsverzeichnis sieht?
  • wäre es (ohne allzuviel Aufwand) denkbar, den QI-helfer für die alten Man-made-structures-Seiten anzupassen? (Ich hab überschlagen, dass ich so, wenn ich mir regelmäßig Zeit dafür nehm, wahrscheinlich etwa einen Monat brauche, um eine der fünf Seiten aufzuarbeiten... ;->)

Ganz liebe Grüße, Anna reg (talk) 23:23, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Hallo Anna, das mit dem objects ist ein copy/paste fehler. Den QIHelper mussman gar nicht anpassen, der sollte automatisch auf den alten Man-made-structures-Seiten funktionieren. Probier mal die folgenden Links:
Wenn Du auf der Subjects/Architecture Seite Beispielgalerien willst muessen die voll manuell gepflegt werden. Der Bot sortiert nur in die Architecture/Sample galerie ein. --Dschwen (talk) 23:34, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
Du bist schnell beim antworten! Die Links werd ich ausprobieren. Zu den Beispielgallerien - nein, ich denke an statische Gallerien, die kurz zeigen, worum's auf der verlinkten Seite geht (halte ich unter anderem auch wegen der verschiedenen Sprachen auf Commons für sinnvoll - durch Bilder versteht jeder, was bei diesem Link zu finden ist). Ein bisschen so wie für Arthropods, auch wenn ich da mit der Anzahl an Bildern pro Gallerie eigentlich schon übertrieben hab und ich in dem Fall nicht an Übersetzungen gedacht hätte... Anna reg (talk) 23:52, 30 October 2013 (UTC)
Hm ja, ok, die Beispielgallerien sind ja noch in der History der /Architecture Seite. Kann man ja fix rauskopieren. --Dschwen (talk) 02:40, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Ich hab /Architecture jetzt im Aussehen für den Benutzer ziemlich ähnlich wie die QI-Überblicks-Gallerien gestaltet (vier Bilder - halt fixe, dafür so ausgewählt, dass möglichst unterschiedliche typische Bilder der Unterseite gezeigt werden - mit 'more...-Link' zu den Unterseiten). Deinen Link für den QI-Helfer hab ich getestet und wollte berichten, dass die Markierung gut funktioniert, die Bilder aber nicht automatisch über Nacht verschoben werden (wie hier zu sehen) - der QI-Helfer also wohl doch noch einen Befehl von dir braucht? Liebe Grüße, Anna reg (talk) 13:39, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

Hallo Anna, ja, hatte ich vergessen zu erwaehnen. Her Helper markiert nur. Verschieben tut der bot, und der macht das bisher nur von der Recently promoted seite. Werde ich aber demnaechst mal anpassen. Mach einfach erstmal so weiter :-). --Dschwen (talk) 16:26, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
Ok, passt. Schönen Abend noch, Anna reg (talk) 22:31, 3 November 2013 (UTC)
Hallo Anna, der Versionscheck, der verhindern soll, dass jemand mit einer veralteten Version des QIHelper editiert hat verhindert, dass die Links oben auf die Manmade structures zum sortieren mit dem QIHelper funktionieren. Ich repariere das gerade. --Dschwen (talk) 18:42, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Ich bin mir nicht ganz sicher, ob ich das richtig verstehe - sollte das Problem am Link oder am QIHelfer liegen? Ich hab auch in den letzten Tagen mit diesem Link über den QIHelfer sortieren können - wenn die erstellte Vorlage nach dem Prinzip {{QICbotMove|Subject/Architecture/...}} passt. Soll ich jetzt besser den neuen Link verwenden?
Ich hab außerdem Buildings, Exterior/Part 1 noch einmal geteilt, weil die Vorlage die Seite ja noch größer macht und mein Computer beim Laded so riesiger Seiten eh schon so arm ist... (aber dafür hab ich auf der neuen Unterseite schon 1192/2343! ;->)
Liebe Grüße, Anna reg (talk) 19:41, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Ich wollte gerade mal wieder weitersortieren, aber jetzt funktioniert keiner der Links mehr... Anna reg (talk) 21:28, 10 November 2013 (UTC)
Hallo Anna. Cache loeschen sollte helfen. Bei mir klappts einwandfrei. Was siehst Du denn, wenn du auf die Links klickst? --Dschwen (talk) 18:04, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
Es funktioniert auch bei mir wieder... keine Ahnung, was da los war... (statt Bearbeitungsmöglichkeiten ist einfach nur der Balken mit 'hide processed images' aufgetaucht). Hab ich dich doch zu früh bemüht... Anna reg (talk) 22:42, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Your actionsEdit

Hello. You deleted File:AnnaBogomazova.jpg and File:Anna Bogomazova !.jpg, but I think thats not right. Cos user who upload this files is en:Anna Bogomazova (girl on this photos), and actually she is author of this photos. --Wikifido (talk) 19:25, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

The author is the photographer of the pictures. With him lies the copyright. If Anna can have him send a permission letter to the OTRS queue I'll gladly undelete the photos. --Dschwen (talk) 20:07, 29 October 2013 (UTC)

Category:Korail Class 2030Edit

Can you restore it please? It is still used, and no need to separate it.--DangSunM (talk) 20:03, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

Problems with Copyright of an imageEdit

Dear Dschwen,

I am facing a small problem.

I am trying to upload an image, that I own, on wikimedia commons. This image is the picture of a candidate for a local election. I am the manager of the web campaign of this candidate, webmaster of the website it has been taken to, and have the written approbation of the Author of the picture AND the candidate.

However, our political opponents are more fluent than I am in the use of wikipedia, and are requesting (with success) deletion of the picture because I do not own the copyright.

I tried to upload it again, and you put it down without letting me explain that the request was wrong and that I own the rights.

What am I supposed to do to stop it from being deleted?

The file in question is

Sincerely yours, --Padischtroumpf (talk) 09:53, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

Hello Padischtroumpf, I have undeleted the picture and tagged it with no permission now. A message has been placed on you talk page with instructions on how to proceed. Let me know if you need any further help. --Dschwen (talk) 13:26, 1 November 2013 (UTC)

"Happy Diwali!"Edit

While Diwali is popularly known as the "festival of lights", the most significant spiritual meaning behind it is "the awareness of the inner light". It is the belief that there is something beyond the physical body and mind which is pure, infinite, and eternal, called the Atman. The celebration of Diwali as the "victory of good over evil” refers to the light of higher knowledge dispelling all ignorance, the ignorance that masks one's true nature, not as the body, but as the unchanging, infinite, immanent and transcendent reality. With this awakening come compassion and the awareness of the oneness of all things (higher knowledge). This brings Satcitananda (joy or peace). Just as we celebrate the birth of our physical being, Diwali is the celebration of this Inner Light. While the story behind Diwali and the manner of celebration varies from region to, the essence is the same – to rejoice in the Inner Light! And this year Diwali and All Souls' Day come together to fully defeat the Evil! "Happy Diwali!"JKadavoor Jee 06:00, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Thanks J, to you, too! --Dschwen (talk) 04:24, 3 November 2013 (UTC)


can you (or other admins, who read this) delete this files: Commons:Deletion requests/Files on User:McZusatz/Sandbox1. Its possible that this are virusses. Sorry my bad english.

@daniel: siehe auch User_talk:Ralf_Roletschek#Tiff_und_Photoshop Danke. --Ralf Roleček 19:44, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Bot in VIEdit

Hello Daniel,

The Bot VI seems disconnected. Thank you to you could do.--Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 06:21, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the note, I don't know why the crontab on the toolserver was not executed anymore :-( ran manually now. --Dschwen (talk) 06:29, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
Bot has taken pictures of the list without promotion. Should it be back in the list, until everything works again? --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 08:23, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
Yes, let's do that. Sorry about that. --Dschwen (talk) 14:12, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

nsfw acceptance testEdit

Hello Daniel,
Once opted-in by clicking on the icon, I didn't manage to opt-out, even after logging out, closing the browser (tested with Firefox and IE). Note that I had added an image tagged with the new nsfw template in caption in the gallery before. Even unlogged, the tagged images are no more hidden in the page. That can be an issue, if the same computer is used by different persons (in a family for example). --Myrabella (talk) 14:04, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

It works for me in IE, FF and Chrome. When I refresh the page; all pictures are hidden again. Are you talking about the example given? JKadavoor Jee 14:16, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
Hi Myrabella, there seems to be a slight misunderstanding. You would opt-in by activating a gadget in your preferences. For demonstration purposes you need to navigate to the sample page using the URL I provides (with the withJS= parameter). This will simulate having the gadget activated. --Dschwen (talk) 14:35, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I am talking of that example. Refresh didn't work for me, but I have understood why: when one refreshes the page by using the "Purge" tab (Page Purge gadget activated in preferences), that erases the "?withJS=MediaWiki:Gadget-DeferredDisplay.js" string in the adress of the test page. --Myrabella (talk) 14:46, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
@Dschwen: a further question: when implemented with a gadget to activate, will a quick refresh action by F5 or the Purge tag be possible? --Myrabella (talk) 14:59, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
As implemented currently the tagged images will always be hidden on page load and will have to be revealed through klick. I do not anticipate many images to be tagged ever, so implementing a smarter UI that stores the hiding state seems like overkill right now. The wikimedia servers never know whether you unhid an imahe, this all happens locally in your browser. --Dschwen (talk) 15:02, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
OK, that seems fine and efficient to me. Thank you very much for that solution. --Myrabella (talk) 15:11, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
Does it reveal all the tagged images on the FPC list, or just the one you are clicking? -- Colin (talk) 15:30, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
Just the one you are clicking. So you can make a per-image decision what to click based on the caption. --Dschwen (talk) 16:26, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
@Dschwen: a further question -> I saw how the gadget will work for images displayed in simple galleries, but I have a further question: how the tag will be added (if necessary) on images submitted in FPC (or QIC or VIC or any page made with templates)? The first stage you describe is "Images are tagged with a marker in the thumbnail captions". --Myrabella (talk) 17:34, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
Excellent question, and I have preempted it with a change to the gadget an hour ago. Recheck the example page (and clear your cache beforehand). --Dschwen (talk) 18:08, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
Thank you, Daniel, for the foreseen answer :) Correct me if I am not right. To tag a FPC if necessary, one could add the {{nsfw}} template let's say just before or after the line "created, uploaded and nominated by...". For a QIC, it would be possible to add in the the {{nsfw}} template in the |{{/Nomination| line. But for a VIC, in which parameter shoud the {{nsfw}} template be added? --Myrabella (talk) 07:12, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
No, it should be tagges like on the example page. --Dschwen (talk) 14:11, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
Hmm, I missed something then... I asked the question because files are not listed in the FPC page, for example, in the simple form [[File:name.jpg|xxxpx|caption]] but in a more complex manner. Well, it doesn't matter, we will see in practice, if needed (I don't think I will be the one tagging images anyway :) --Myrabella (talk) 17:12, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
On the nomination subpages they are listed in that simple manner. Where it says caption in your example you'd put the template. --Dschwen (talk) 17:33, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
Slowly but surely :) Oh yes, there is a field <div class="wpImageAnnotatorFile">[[File:name.jpg|x x y px|caption]]</div> in FPC nomination pages. For other labels: I guess it may work for QICs, as the QIC page is a gallery (with a special caption field though). For VICs, I can't see how it would work. I am well aware that the question was raised in the FPC forum and so the solution will answer well that question for FPCs. My additional information requests are for my general understanding—thank you. --Myrabella (talk) 09:05, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

If you would like to debug your gadget, you can add the debug=true-parameter to the current url. Then simply filter the scripts by your gadget's name, however note it is delivered from the cookie-free domain (not If there are remaining questions like how to implement persistent user configuration to be saved into the Commons account, drop me a line. -- Rillke(q?) 22:20, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

VICbot didn't process a VI againEdit

VICbot archived Commons:Valued image candidates/Blackbushe Airport control tower 02.JPG without actually promoting it in this edit. Lewis Hulbert (talk) 20:33, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Appreciate your feedback on this discussionEdit


Hi, Da beschwert jemand über dich. fyi LG --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:53, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

+ du hast ne Mail erhalten --Steinsplitter (talk) 21:25, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
Und auch schon beantwortet. --Dschwen (talk) 21:31, 12 November 2013 (UTC)


I didn't want to spam your talk page with an unhuman template, so let me just say that I nominated Template:Nsfw for deletion; please do take a moment to speak your mind at Commons:Deletion requests/Template:Nsfw#Template:Nsfw_2. Thanks :-) odder (talk) 23:32, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

Ich sehe schon den nächsten Kurierartikel von Marcus Cyron vor meinem imaginärem Auge und den wütenden de-Mob. Viel Spaß noch, ich bin jetzt besser still. -- Rillke(q?) 00:09, 10 November 2013 (UTC)
Haha, tja, danke sehr, freue mich auch schon drauf... ...nicht! --Dschwen (talk) 01:19, 10 November 2013 (UTC)
Ich verbitte mir die Mitarbeiter der de:WP als Mob zu bezeichnen. Marcus Cyron (talk) 12:29, 10 November 2013 (UTC)
Mob, eine aufgewiegelte Volksmenge... Macus, dass Rillke nicht die Mitarbeiter der de:WP bezeichnet, sondern eine sehr viel spezifischere Gruppe meint, duerfte die 100%ig klar sein. Und das jetzt mal ein recht milder pejorativer Ausdruck faellt, nach den ganzen unsachlichen voellig am Thema vorbeigehenden Aeusserungen einiger de:WP Mitarbaieter hier, ist ueberhaupt nicht ueberraschend. Ich kann nur sagen, dass Du, Marcus, die Erwartungen nicht enttauscht hast. Eigentlich etwas absurd, dass die de:WP Mitarbeiter hier so vehement fuer eine Bevormundung unserer User kaempfen. --Dschwen (talk) 14:17, 10 November 2013 (UTC)
Danke. Genau. Marcus brauchst Du eigentlich nicht sonderlich ernst zu nehmen; der bezeichnete mich kürzlich als Diktator, weil ich eine Meinung äußerte, die ihm nicht in den Kram passte, wobei er genau wusste, dass ich in dieser Angelegenheit keinerlei exekutiven Möglichkeiten hatte und es eher so eine Stammtischmeinung, wie man sie auf der Diskussionsseite des einzigen Boulevardblattes der Wikipedia wohl äußern darf, war. Wer weiß, wer Du morgen bist, Daniel?
Da wird i.Ü. fleißig diskutiert. Vielleicht sollte dort mal jemand klarstellen, dass die FPC-community eine Entscheidung getroffen hat, die man -gefalle sie einem oder nicht- zu respektieren hat. Die Löschung der Vorlage würde sich damit direkt gegen die FPC-community richten. -- Rillke(q?) 20:50, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

A cookie for you!Edit

  Thank you very much for helping to clean The Photographer (talk) 17:58, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Self promotionEdit

Hi Dschwen,

I need your help. Could you delete every use page of this file?. The user had been blocked in spanish wikipedia, self promotion of course.

Thanks --The Photographer (talk) 14:58, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

The Photographer, unfortunately I cannot. I do not have administrative privileges outside of commons :-( --Dschwen (talk) 16:05, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
No problem --The Photographer (talk) 11:01, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Vandalism -- The following is not realEdit

An IP using a proxy server stuck this on my talk page today. Yann saw it before I did and blanked it. I thought you might like to know that your name is being used badly.

Dschwen (talk)20:26, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Regards,.     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 23:10, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Hi James, I'm sorry to hear that (both that you are being stalked and that my name is used to do it) :-(. I wonder if this is coincidental or if there is more behind that. --Dschwen (talk) 23:28, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
Although there's no way to tell whether we both made someone mad or he just picked your name at random. I'd be inclined to think the former -- he's sophisticated enough to use a proxy and to copy your sig -- he surely knows that I'd see very quickly that it wasn't really you. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me)
I suggest we don't lose too much sleep about this :-). But as far as I see we haven't yet ganged up on anyone yet ;-). --Dschwen (talk) 23:54, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

You have a new messageEdit

 Thanks for writing on my talk page, I've answered. You have 1 message in my talk page. Thanks --The Photographer

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Photographer's Barnstar
For your proficiency in photography and image manipulation. Stunning gallery! — MusikAnimal talk 19:39, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

File:I am blue.jpgEdit

Hi Dschwen, Since you participated in previous discussions. I thought it would be interesting for you to go through Commons:Deletion requests/File:I am blue.jpg :) --The Photographer (talk) 00:19, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

IIP broken?Edit

Hi, it seems that IIP is broken. It doesn't serve any image data. Regards --Alexrk2 (talk) 16:26, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

This works for me. Which image did you have problems with? --Dschwen (talk) 20:47, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
Apparently only the flash version is affected. Non-flash seems ok. --Alexrk2 (talk) 22:52, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

VICbot does not workEdit

Sorry to come to you to complain but: VICbot does not work. Thank you for what you can do. --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 07:31, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

nsfw gadgetEdit

I think you need to use (indexOf(fpc) != -1) rather than looking for a prefix. That way we get talk pages too. Both should be covered. -- Colin (talk) 18:28, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

That is a good idea, Colin. I'll change it. --Dschwen (talk) 20:21, 19 November 2013 (UTC)

Quality Image PromotionEdit

Your image has been reviewed and promoted
Congratulations! Coffee Beans macro 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.

We also invite you to take part in the categorization of recently promoted quality images.
Your image has been reviewed and promoted
Congratulations! Pumpkin Seeds macro 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.

We also invite you to take part in the categorization of recently promoted quality images.

GopiChand Lagadapati with Martin SheenEdit

Hello Dschwen,hope you are good. With regard to deletion discussion .Even before uploading pics I have asked for a permission for public use from Gopichand Lagadapati who has worked with Mr.Sheen on Bhopal: Prayer For Rain. I have his consent to use it for public use. Can forward his mail or share a copy of his written consent. Will produce it when ever required.The procedures are little complicated for me to understand so send me links on how to submit the copies of permission. Can mail a copy which is far easy for me otherwise. user:astrangers heart 21:14, 11/123/2013

This is with regard to the wiki media images used in the article Gopichand Lagadapati . Have forwarded the mail of Mr.Gopichand Lagadapati to giving his permission to use the photographs under free licence category. Am waiting for the reply and instructions from wiki so i ask you to kindly be patient before you take any further action. Thanks,Rock (talk) 16:28, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Quality images/Recently promotedEdit

Hello Dschwen, I want to help for categorization but when I make a modification all the images that I did no affect are tagged with {{QICbotMove|-select-}}, what can I do? --Christian Ferrer (talk) 08:31, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Hi Christian! What browser are you using and what kind of internet connection do you have? You are the only one who keeps editing with a totally outdated version of the script (check the history). You need to find a way to clear your cache (or may be your internet provider caches too aggressively). It is absolutely insane that your browser keeps using a page version that has been changed weeks ago. Let's get you to the latest version, then we can see if the bug persists. --Dschwen (talk) 15:15, 24 November 2013 (UTC)
I cleared my cache and I managed to use QIhelperNew.js but with exactly the result. I use Internet explorer 11 with an access ADSL 2+. I found a solution by using firefox and it works, it is thus a problem with Internet explorer 11. It is not any more necessary to worry you, from now on I am going to use firefox for the categorization. See you soon. --Christian Ferrer (talk) 17:44, 24 November 2013 (UTC)
Hm, of course switching to Firefox is a good move (for better support of new HTML5 technologies), but i should work with IE as well. I'm using jquery for maximum browser compatibility. I'll try and find an IE to fix this bug. --Dschwen (talk) 18:52, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Commons:Photo challengeEdit

The Village Pump discussion was positive, though not huge in its response. I suspect we'll have to set something up and run with it to see if it takes off. Would you be able to help? I don't know if admin abilities are required here, and later some scripting skills. As a first step we could create Commons:Photo challenge and start discussion on the first themes/challenges. It would be good to run something over December and during that time we can figure out how to review the submissions and arrange subsequent challenges. Once running, we could also have a site banner to advertise it. What do you think? Are you able to devote some time to this? -- Colin (talk) 17:19, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Created a start. Colin (talk) 13:16, 25 November 2013 (UTC)
Nice, but I would present the current challenge of the week/month big as the first thing on the page. --Dschwen (talk) 14:49, 25 November 2013 (UTC)
Good idea. The FPC page has way too much in the way before you get down to business. Please comment over on the project talk page. I'm not really sure how we will host each challenge. Probably a page per challenge. But then are there pages inside for each submission, or do we use categories to list them? Lots of questions at this stage, and I could do with someone familiar with the site to help. Colin (talk) 15:21, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Thixa caobang.jpgEdit

Please explain this and what you mean by 'regular time' -FASTILY 07:32, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

Sure, you closed this DR after just 2 days rather than giving it 7 days (the time a non-obvious DR should run before being closed). I consider this non-obvious, as I converted it from a speedy to a regular DR. --Dschwen (talk) 14:24, 25 November 2013 (UTC)
Right, because October 21, 2013 was totally two days ago; I've undone your obviously inappropriate re-open. Since you're clearly not familiar with the rules, I'll take the liberty of clarifying them to you: please do not unilaterally undo another admin's actions without a) properly doing your research, and/or b) consulting with the deleting admin first. -FASTILY 23:34, 25 November 2013 (UTC)
Whoops, sorry, I overlooked the difference of one additional month. No need for chastising me Fastilly. This was clearly a stupid mistake my undercaffeinated self made. I was being neither aggressive nor whiny and I expect the same courtesy on my talk page. That includes no hyperbole such as you're clearly not familiar with the rules. --Dschwen (talk) 23:39, 25 November 2013 (UTC)
Then my apologies to you as well. I interpreted your initial reply as one of bad faith. Since that's obviously not the case, I'll respectfully retract my previous comments -FASTILY 00:04, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File: Zdjęcie z występu chóru Politechniki Wrocławskiej "Madrygaliści Wrocławscy".jpgEdit

Hello! Can You please kindly explain why have You deleted the file: Mr. Janusz Cedro has sent apropriate message to on 2013-11-14. He also received following message back from them:

"From: Permissions - Wikimedia Commons [11] Sent: Monday, November 25, 2013 8:56 PM To: januszcedro@********.*** Subject: Re: [Ticket#2013111410018151] Declaration of consent- Janusz Cedro . Zdjęcie Chór Madrygaliści Wrocławscy

Dear janusz cedro, I have made the necessary modifications to the file page. Thank you for your contribution to the Wikimedia Commons. Yours sincerely, Aubrey Jett"

I'd like to understand, why this file has been deleted anyway... Thank You.

Hi, thanks for the message. I have restored the file. It was indeed tagged with an OTRS template (which indicates the receipt of a permission). However the person who added the OTRS template forgot to remove the speedy deletion request. And I overlooked the OTRS box. I already caught about 5 other cases where the deletion box was not removed despite an OTRS notice being added. I must have missed this one though. --Dschwen (talk) 23:55, 25 November 2013 (UTC)
OK, thank You for clearing that out. And also for a VERY fast correction :) --Mmesser (talk) 00:03, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Danke für die schnelle ReaktionEdit

Vielen Dank Dschwen, dass Du bei Painkiller8818 (talk · contribs) so rasch reagiert und die Dateien gelöscht hast! Deshalb gleich noch eine Bitte:

  • Kannst Du Dir bitte den AntalyasporFC (talk · contribs) genauer ansehen? Ich bin zufällig auf diesen gestoßen und hege den Verdacht, dass dieser serienweise Urheberrechtsverletzungen begeht. Bei den gelisteten Fotos finden sich vier(!) verschiedene Kameras, von denen noch dazu drei nicht miteinander kompatibel sind. Zudem gibt es bei einigen Dateien die EXIFS, die nicht von ihm sind. Ich habe ihn deshalb auf dessen Disk angesprochen, und er behauptete auf meiner Disk, dass er für eine Zeitung und en:Antalyaspor FC arbeitet und von seionen „Freunden“ die Fotos zum Hochladen bekommt. Es liegen jedenfalls bei keinem seiner Fotos Freigabeerklärungen vor. Auch finden sich in der Versionsgeschichte seiner Disk vier weitere bereits gelöschte Dateien, weshalb ich vermute, dass dies nicht nur ein Fall für die Löschung sämtlicher Dateien ist, sondern auch wegen systematischer Urheberrechtsverletzungen ein Fall für eine dauerhafte Sperre.

Freundliche Grüße Steindy (talk) 00:15, 27 November 2013 (UTC)


Hi, may I know why I can't nominate wrong categories for deletion ([12], [13])?--Δαβίδ (talk) 17:58, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Hi David, you do realize that this is a Loaded question, do you? --Dschwen (talk) 19:06, 27 November 2013 (UTC)
That user repeatedly removing tempaltes, reverting my edits, please take some actions against that.--Δαβίδ (talk) 20:04, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

QI categorization toolEdit

Hallo Daniel,

ich habe mir überlegt, dass es eine starke Vereinfachung für die Benutzung des obigen Tools wäre wenn man ähnlich wie beim cat-a-lot-Tool eine Kategorie vorwählen könnte und die entsprechenden Bilder durch anklicken dieser zuordnen würde. Ließe sich sowas technisch umsetzen. Ich weiß auch nicht wie aufwändig das wäre. Was sagst Du dazu? Grüße --Wladyslaw (talk) 20:19, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Hallo. Das waere moeglich, aber recht viel Arbeit. Was man jetzt schon machen kann ist die zuletzt gewaehlte Kategorie mit Ctrl+Mausklick auf weitere Bilder anwenden. Sollte auch nicht mehr arbeit machen. --Dschwen (talk) 21:02, 27 November 2013 (UTC)
Den Trick mit Ctrl+Mausklick kannte ich noch nicht. Soeben ausprobiert. Das hilft wirklich und kommt meinem Vorschlag sogar recht nahe. Danke! --Wladyslaw (talk) 21:16, 27 November 2013 (UTC)
Welches Tool? Mache ich mir vielleicht irgendwo zu viel Arbeit? ;) --Ralf Roleček 21:39, 27 November 2013 (UTC)
Eher nicht, oder hast Du schon mal auf Commons:Quality_images/Recently_promoted ausgeholfen? In den letzten 500 edits sehe ich Deinen Benutzernamen jedenfalls nicht :-). --Dschwen (talk) 22:47, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

Könntest Du prüfen, wieso dieses Bild File:Piz Forbesch Panorama Sehr Hochauflösend.jpg nicht ordnungsgemäß vom bot eingetragen wurde? In diesen Fällen erkennt das Tool gar nicht, dass das Bild zu kategorisieren ist und man muss es von Hand machen. Offenbar hat das Bild auch keinen QI-tag, dann ist aber die Frage wieso der bot das Bild überhaupt da eingetragen hat. --Wladyslaw (talk) 05:40, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Weil kein File: vorne dran steht. Das muss wohl schon bei der Nominierung gefehlt haben. Frueher mal wurde so eine Zeile vom gallery-tag auch nicht dargestellt (soweit ich mich erinnere). --Dschwen (talk) 15:50, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Bitte schaue dir mal die Bilder bei QI/Recently promoted‎ mal genauer an (Tage 14. und 15.12.). Da sind unerklärliche Dubletten rein gekommen. Z.B. hatte ich File:Aeropuerto de Hong Kong, 2013-08-13, DD 11.JPG aber auch weitere bereits in eine Kategorie sortiert. Der Bot hat sie erst ordnungsgemäß ausgetragen, dann aber unerklärlicherweise wieder eingetragen. Dann ist es auch so, dass der Bot komischerweise auch am heutigen Tag manche Bilder doppelt eingetragen hat, z.B. File:Reomäe kiriku ikonostaas.jpg. Bevor ich da von Hand etwas herauslösche, kannst Du vielleicht prüfen, ob da irgendwelche grundsätzlichen Probleme dazu geführt haben. Sowas ist mir bisher nicht untergekommen. Die nächste Frage ist auch: wenn identische Files zweifach kategorisiert werden, werden sie dann auch zweifach zugeordnet? Wahrscheinlich hat der Bot da keine explizite Abfrage, um sowas anzuprüfen, oder? Grüße --Wladyslaw (talk) 20:53, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Kurze Antwort schonmal: Wenn die Bilder zweimal identisch kategorisiert wurden, werden sie nur einmal in die Subject Galerie eingefuegt. Anderenfalls tauchen sie in verschiedenen Galerien auf. Ich schaue mal nach, was da passiert ist. Komisch, in letzter Zeit laeuft der Bot eigentlich recht glatt ohne manuelle Ueberwachung. --Dschwen (talk) 21:23, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Commons Photo Challenge December 2013Edit

Actions taken with files from COM:UREdit

Hi Dschwen,

Why you deleted files:

Your action completly doens't make sense to me. These files were restored especialy for Deletion Request. Deleting them in these cases, completly breaks the sense of COM:UR. Please watch out for it in the future and restore these files, they're waiting for judgement.

Thank you for understanding. --Rezonansowy (talk) 14:15, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Hi Rezonansowy, if you look at the timeline of edits and deletions this becomes more clear. I had opened a bunch of files that were tagged as speedy and processed their deletions (this was just after Fastily restored the files). After I had opened the tabs Fastilly removed the speedy delete templates (there is a 2 minute gap between undeletion and template removal). This was an unlucky coincidence. --Dschwen (talk) 17:47, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
Hi, thank you for quick response. Know I see everything, thanks for the explanation (and sorry). But can we do something to prevent such things? Some rule or process? --Rezonansowy (talk) 21:53, 28 November 2013 (UTC)
We already do have a lot of rules, and I think I know quite a few of them (with more rules it will just get harder to know them all). So I don't think more rules will help. Mistakes will happen, regardless of whether people know the rules or not. What we can do and what we did, was to talk to each other and try to fix the mistakes. Also please note that I perform way over one thousand deletions every month, so a few mistakes can be expected. I'll do my best to be responsive about fixing them. --Dschwen (talk) 01:17, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

Quality Image PromotionEdit

Your image has been reviewed and promoted
Congratulations! Coffee Beans macro 5.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.

We also invite you to take part in the categorization of recently promoted quality images.


Hallo Dschwen, hier ist es dasselbe Foto inkl. Fingerabdrücke auf dem Objektiv]. Der Lizenzbaustein war auch richtig, denn es war ein Nasa-Astronaut. Kannst du bitte das niedrigauflösende Foto ersetzen durch das hochauflösende, auch in den drei Artikeln der dt. Wikipedia? --Satnav (talk) 08:05, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Das no license ist natuerlich nicht richtig. Weiss auch nicht, warum das dupes tool den da rein gesetzt hat. Aber {{duplicate}} greift nicht, weil es sich um einen anderen crop handelt. --Dschwen (talk) 14:19, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
Anyhow, ich möchte so verfahren wie oben geschrieben, und das von mir hochgeladene, niedrig aufgelöste Foto ersetzen durch das andere. Könntest du mir bitte dabei helfen? --Satnav (talk) 15:53, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
Ok, ich hab das jetzt einfach doch mal getauscht. Ich denke in diesem Fall ist das auch ok. --Dschwen (talk) 15:56, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
Besten Dank. --Satnav (talk) 16:51, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

About my usurp requestEdit

Hello, Dschwen.

Could you check my usurp request, please? I provided the diff link as you said.

In addition, I've been waiting for a reply for a week.

Greetings from Colombia and God bless you. --Continentalis (talk) 14:11, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Done. Cheers! --Dschwen (talk) 14:58, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

QIC discussionsEdit

I was wondering, will QICbot still work as normal if we change the level 2 Consensual Review header to say Discussions instead? It doesn't make too much sense to me to have two different level headers with the same name. -mattbuck (Talk) 10:32, 7 December 2013 (UTC)

Sigs on Photo ChallengeEdit

See my latest post on the talk page. I'm wondering if we might be better of without signatures at all. Less bias. Just judge the image (with title). What do you think? (Nice Christmas lights, btw).

Colin 16:38, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

Sure, I just had to revert the change anyways as it basically broke custom signatures for everyone everywhere. --Dschwen 16:41, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

Unsicheres Laden beim Interaktiven BildbetrachterEdit

Hallo Dschwen, vielleicht weißt du es schon, aber trotzdem: Beim Interaktiven Bildbetrachter blockiert Firefox: "Laden von gemischten aktiven Inhalten "" wurde blockiert."

Siehst du eine Chance, auf https umzustellen? Danke und Danke im übrigen auch für das tolle Tool :-) Raymond 11:32, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Whoaa, erstmal muss ich vor allem das fremdgehostete swfobject.js lokal hosten. Dabei kann ich die URL auch protokollrelativ machen. Werde ich heute im Luafe des Tages mal machen. --Dschwen (talk) 14:52, 13 December 2013 (UTC)
Ok, Raymond, ist geaendert! --Dschwen (talk) 21:32, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
Klasse! 1000 Danke. Raymond 21:37, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
PS: Noch ein kleiner Fehler: Es gibt einen Encodingfehler im Dateinamen unten rechts, z.B. hier: Bauarbeiten_östliches_Domumfeld-Kölner_Dom-Trankgasse-8299-8304.jpg. Raymond 21:37, 15 December 2013 (UTC)
Auch repariert. Hatte vergessen einen korrekten utf-8 content-type header mitzuschicken. --Dschwen (talk) 21:49, 15 December 2013 (UTC)


Hi. after updating File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-ar.png, the file still shows the original logo. is there anything you can do about this? Thanks. --Ciphers (talk) 22:15, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

No it does not. You will have to purge your cache. Both the file page as well as the ar.wp site show the updated logo. --Dschwen (talk) 22:25, 16 December 2013 (UTC)
Right! Thanks a lot. --Ciphers (talk) 18:09, 17 December 2013 (UTC)


See also: Commons talk:Geocoding/Archive 3#Coordinate duplication

Daniel, I was playing for a while with Module:Coordinates which I hope might become a single place controlling all core functionality of {{Location}} template family, {{Inline coordinates}} and other geo-location templates. I would especially like to create a single place where that communicates with GeoHack and adjusts classes/types passed through attribution string. I would also like this module to handle all communication with other tools and map websites and to handle all <span> tags and microformating. We seem to have large number of mostly unreadable templates handling it now and I think this would be a more sane approach to maintain it. I would like to also use this occasion to revisit attributes passed to GeoHack, for example should {{Inline coordinates}} use any or would be possible to restore the link from {{Institution}} template to GeoHack for files (disabled by User:Dispenser). Let me know what you think. --Jarekt (talk) 16:34, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

The link to geohack from Institution was disabled because it flooded the external_links database table with useless coordinates. It should not be readded without talking to him. One solution would be to add an attribute for institution coordinates so that dispenser could drop them from the extraction. --Dschwen (talk) 17:29, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
The fact {{Institution}} is hidden by default gives an indication how useful the template and links are (two clicks to GeoHack). Its effectively Search Engine Optimization (SEO). I'm surprised we haven't added share buttons yet.
The other consideration was the data structure: Misleading if somebody assumed hyper-localized museum room mapping — like Google Map's museum views. Issue with graves on enwiki where "general" location is a 20 minute walk away. And why not extend this to User pages? —Dispenser (talk) 04:07, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

DR Log for December 7Edit

You've got to be the fastest guy in the West -- I don't think thirty seconds elapsed between my closing Commons:Deletion requests/File:Flag of the Western Australia Fire and Rescue Service.svg and you're having moved it to the archive and deleted the empty log. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 23:02, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Ha, maybe that is because I had already closed it before you did! :-). --Dschwen (talk) 23:05, 19 December 2013 (UTC)
Aha -- I see that JuTa then cleared off the extra delh/delf combo. Maybe having two of us close it will be a good thing. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 10:49, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

2014 !Edit

  * * * 2014! * * *
Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Happy holidays! -- George Chernilevsky talk 21:14, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Thank you for this. No, really. Writing isn't something that comes very easily to me. I'd put up a call to arms that was frankly pretty insipid and not very good. Your "rather niche" comment gave me something to kick against, which was just what I needed to write something passionate and committed, which (i) on a purely personal level feels so good to have been able to set down in words, and (ii) I hope comes over as 10x more effective than what was there before. (Even if my ability to be coherent, or even to type straight, was falling off a cliff by 6 a.m.) So, quite seriously, thank you very much for spurring me to write this. Jheald (talk) 12:56, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Jheald.I must say I was surprised last night when I saw that wall of text as a reply. But I'm glad I read it. You've made your point clear. And I agree with it. --Dschwen (talk) 00:03, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Merry ChristmasEdit

Dear Daniel, I wish and you and your family a Merry Christmas and lots of health and, of course, nice pictures for the coming year! Your Poco2 14:27, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, Diego. I wish you a Merry Christmas, too! --Dschwen (talk) 16:05, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

DschwenBot hat zwei Dateien nicht bearbeitetEdit

Hallo Dschwen, der Bot hat die am 27.12. hochgeladenen Dateien File:Senckenberg und Otzum in Whv.jpg und File:JWP Pacific One Office Building.jpg noch nicht bearbeitet, läuft der derzeit nicht täglich ? -- Gerd Fahrenhorst (talk) 09:58, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Gehts um den GPS bot? Ich schau mal nach. --Dschwen (talk) 15:16, 29 December 2013 (UTC)
Urgh, das koennte ein laengeres Problem werden. Ich werde den Bot mal auf labs migrieren. Dann werden die jetzt verpassten Bilder nachgeholt. --Dschwen (talk) 15:24, 29 December 2013 (UTC)
Ja danke, das hat geklappt. Dass bei den genannten Bildern jeweils fälschlich heading:0 steht, liegt vermutlich daran dass die Kamera das so gespeichert hatte? Diesen Wert sieht man leider nicht bei den Metadaten/Erweiterte Daten. -- Gerd Fahrenhorst (talk) 11:32, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

QICbot is down?Edit

Hello! Looks like QICbot has stopped working a few days ago. -- Jakubhal 07:39, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, thanks for the note Jakubhal. The bot was caught in a loop trying to write somebodies user talk page leaving a notification. Looks like that somebody needs to archive his/her talk page. I have also instructed the bot to give up after a number of unsuccessful tries. --Dschwen (talk) 21:49, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Commons Photo Challenge January 2014Edit

Copyright tag removalEdit

I assume the part of this edit that removed the copyright tag was a mistake, for the image I found in Category:Media without a license: needs history check today. Please be more careful when editing such image details because it could well have been deleted for lack of a licence except that I reviewed the history, found the problem and fixed it. If you intentionally removed the licence then please tag it for deletion as missing a licence. You may want to review it. Ww2censor (talk) 11:39, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing this. I will try to be"more careful". however please look at total failure rates before issuing such recommendations (I.e how many duplicates were processed and how many mistakes were made).--Dschwen (talk) 14:14, 5 January 2014 (UTC)
I was just letting you know out of courtesy and it has nothing to do with duplicates, just edits that were not checked well enough before saving. The "Preview" button is a useful tool and sometimes we save too quickly. Actually I have found quite a few such errors, more than I expected and most from experienced editors, which surprised me. Though from a "total failure" view the number is very low but that is not an excuse. Good luck. Ww2censor (talk) 10:56, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
Uhm, yeah, the preview button is useful. However there is no preview in the duplicates processing tool, which I used... --Dschwen (talk) 14:21, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Azimuth / Nordpfeil in Location-VorlageEdit

Hallo Dschwen! Hatte gesehen, dass du damals auch beteiligt warst an der Diskussion. Ich habe auf Village Pump noch mal eine Diskussion über den Pfeil im Location Template angestoßen, s. Commons:Village_pump#Geocoding:_Arrow_in_Location_template_has_wrong_direction. Es wäre schön, wenn du auch etwas dazu schreibst. Wenn ich sehe, teilst du meine Skepsis hinsichtlich der Pfeil-Semantik. --Tuxyso (talk) 19:53, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
Thank you very much for diff=113386294 and related contributions to the category-loop/category-intersection problem! McZusatz (talk) 23:55, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
+1 I was just thinking you deserved a barnstar for taking a problem which most people said was too hard, and just going and tackling it. Bawolff (talk) 19:48, 10 January 2014 (UTC)


INeverCry 17:58, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

FastCCI gadget / SliderEdit

Hallo Dschwen! Was soll bei deinem wirklich gelungenen FastCCI Gadget eigentlich "Strength of match" bei dem Slider bedeuten? Ich finde den Begriff, zumindest wenn man ihn mit "Trefferstärke" übersetzt, nicht sehr intuitiv. Mein Eindruck ist, dass damit die Tiefe des Abtauchens in die Subkategorien eingestellt wird, oder? Dann wäre vielleicht eher so etwas wie "search depth" oder "category depth" oder "category search depth" korrekter, oder? Vielleicht habe ich den Regler auch einfach nur missverstanden. Grüße, --Tuxyso (talk) 09:16, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Hallo Tuxyso, Du hast es doch exakt richtig verstanden :-). Tja, wie soll man es nun nennen. Ich weiss es ehrlich gesagt auch nicht. Deine Vorschlaege sind alle sehr treffend! Aber was ich mir bei dem strength-of-match oder Grad der Uebereinstimmung gedacht habe ist fuer newbies eine moeglichst untechnische Umschreibung zu finden. Fuer mich fuehlt sich der Regler einfach so an. Wenn Du zum Beispiel auf Category:Green_in_nature gehst und auf den FP button klickst bekommst Du viele Resultate, die nicht wirklich gruen sind. Aber je weiter Du den Regler nach links ziehst desto staerker ist der match zur aktuellen Kategorie (es bleiben fast nur noch wirklich gruene Bilder uebrig). Das technische detail der Suchtiefe in dem Kategoriegraph erscheint mir fuer die sprichwoertliche "Oma" etwas zu abstrakt. --Dschwen (talk) 16:32, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi Dschwen, I previously installed your gadget by editing my common.css and common.js. Now that it is available as a preference, I removed those changes and activated the gadget. I see the buttons on the category page but clicking them does nothing. What am I doing wrong? -- Colin (talk) 10:35, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

It is working for me after removed those changes and activated the gadget. I use Chrome. Jee 10:44, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
@Colin:, which browser/version are you using? I may have to improve compatibility. --Dschwen (talk) 14:22, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
You can use this tool and e-Mail me the result. --Dschwen (talk) 15:14, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
Same problem / Ich habe das gleiche Problem. Es werden zwar in FF und Chrome die Buttons angezeigt, ich erhalte aber für alle Kategorien "Keine Ergebnisse" als Rückmeldung. Hast du eine Idee woran das liegen könnte? Debug-Infos kann ich dir gerne schicken. Oder hast du für Colin das Problem bereits gelöst? Danke, --Tuxyso (talk) 12:54, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
@Tuxyso: Colins Problem ist cross domain support der in IE8 fehlt. Ich habe schon einen Fix dafuer in Arbeit. Bei welcher Kategorie bekommst Du den keine Ergebnisse, z.B.. Es hat bei Dir doch schonmal funktioniert, oder? --Dschwen (talk) 15:32, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
Hello, The gadget doesn't work for me when using the Modern skin (with Firefox 26.0). As Colin, I see the buttons on the category page but clicking them does nothing. --Myrabella (talk) 13:04, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
@Myrabella: I will do some testing with Modern, it probalby is the #bodyContent id. --Dschwen (talk) 15:32, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
Ok, it works in Modern, Coogne Blue, MonoBook, and Vector now. However the buttons look crappy in all skins except Vector. But I'm working on that. --Dschwen (talk) 15:51, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
Looking better now (a vertical-align: middle was missing on the icons). --Dschwen (talk) 16:09, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
Hmm; now I'm getting "no results" in Chrome. See, File:14-33-29-ouv-schoenenbourg.jpg is an FP under Category:Interior of Ouvrage Schoenenbourg. Jee 16:48, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
Ok, that's bad. I've been testing on large categories like Category:Paris. I'll look into it. --Dschwen (talk) 17:00, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
Aha, ok, I made some changes recently and must have broken something on the server. The server has two different strategies to compute the intersection, depending on the sizes of the categories involved. The binary search method, which is used if one of the cats is very large seems to be working properly, but the sort strategy, for smaller categories, is broken. I'll take a look. --Dschwen (talk) 17:11, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

@Tuxyso, Jkadavoor: the no results bug is worked around by always using the bsearch strategy, until I fix the sort strategy. --Dschwen (talk) 17:18, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

I get now results, but the script hangs for larger result sets. Category:Images of USA by Tuxyso works for FPs, but hangs for QIs (slider is visible in both cases). The same with FF and Chrome. --Tuxyso (talk) 17:30, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
Hmm, odd, the backend delivers the search results ok, but then the script needs to perform an API request to get names and image sizes. That API request to the wikimedia servers is what is hanging. --Dschwen (talk) 17:49, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
My script went into a very long loop due to an incorrect category depth returned by the backend (I have added a quick workaround and will fix the bug in the server). --Dschwen (talk) 18:55, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
Works for me, now. Thanks. Jee 06:02, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

@Colin: Just tested it in a VM with IE8 and with my new request method it now works. Yay! --Dschwen (talk) 05:35, 12 January 2014 (UTC)


VICbot not operating on next image:Commons:Valued image candidates/Capra pyrenaica victoriae baby.jpg

Thanks!--Alurín (talk) 23:31, 10 January 2014 (UTC)


For adding Location template! Юкатан (talk) 09:25, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Problems with QIC- & VICbot?Edit

Hi Dschwen, are there any problems with the QIC- & VICbot? I'm asking, because I had to set the QI- and VI-Promotions on the images and my user talk manually (see: [14], [15], [16], [17] & [18], [19]). Regards --Anıl Ö. (talk) 14:06, 18 January 2014 (UTC)

Odd, Special:Contributions/QICbot shows a completed run for QICbot. --Dschwen (talk) 14:20, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
Hi Dschwen, some sections above I read, that you also write in German, weshalb ich diese Unterhaltung auch auf deutsch fortsetzen würde. Weißt du denn, woran es gelegen haben könnte, dass er die besagten Bilder übergangen hat? Viele Grüße --Anıl Ö. (talk) 18:07, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
Für's Protokoll: Die Benachrichtigungen des VISbot sind heute Nacht eingeflattert (1, 2, 3). Viele Grüße --Anıl Ö. (talk) 00:48, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
Dschwen, QICbot seems to be updating the gallery and image pages fine, but is only notifying 4 people per day. -mattbuck (Talk) 07:52, 24 January 2014 (UTC)
@Mattbuck: the reason was a username that contained odd unicode characters. My logging output failed to treat those correctly (fixed now). --Dschwen (talk) 16:49, 24 January 2014 (UTC)
Name names! -mattbuck (Talk) 18:59, 24 January 2014 (UTC)
Ha ha, well, since the logging was the part that failed the name is not in the output, but it was probably User:Ercé :-). In any case it was of course my fault :-). --Dschwen (talk) 19:57, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
Before the entry of the Chinese New Year, I bestow upon thee this Star of Hope. Cheers. Ramon FVelasquez (talk) 02:08, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Ramon! --Dschwen (talk) 16:51, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

More to discussEdit

Hi Dschwen, thanks for the informative chat on IRC tonight and your comments on my Sandbox page, they're both really informative, but I'm left with possibly more questions than answers.

You stated "It has been practice to reinstate admins that chose to voluntarily retire (to my understanding)" which raises the issue of fairness and openness. This is something that is not discussed anywhere on the project, with the result that only a few administrators appear to be aware that they are able to retire and then ask for restoration of permission without an RfA. This is clearly something that all administrators should be made aware of, and it is certainly something that we should be telling administrators that are in danger of losing their permissions due to inactivity. Would you agree that this custom has been kept too quiet and is arguably unfair as it benefits only those who are aware of its existence ?

Secondly, at User:Nick/Sandbox2 you state that you need to be able to make a "rational decision" to promote a former administrator without RfA and go on to state "Knowing a user personally is neither a necessary nor a sufficient requirement, but knowing that both the departure process was clean and that the performance of the admin prior to departure was not on a decline is a requirement for me. Otherwise I am unable to assume responsibility for the restoration of the bit." so I was left troubled by how you were able to make a "rational decision" on the promotion of Michael Maggs without an RfA. He left 3.5 years prior to you granting him his permissions, please describe in detail the process you went through to ensure you were capable of making a rational decision please, and why you would be unable to do the same for me or for other former administrators.

This leaves me as confused as ever [20] a temporary retirement of a few months which morphed into almost four years of retirement, and a stated intent to ask the community whether he should undergo a new RfA, an intent which both you and Michael bypassed, per [21], as you returned his permission before anybody was able to post the diff (as above) and discuss a reconfirmation RfA.

I regretfully conclude we are back to the same charge as before, it is dependent on a bureaucrat knowing you personally and taking action on that basis. How would you feel about a voluntary reconfirmation RfB yourself ?

Thanks, Nick (talk) 02:16, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Nick, if my memory is correct, the restoration of MichaelMaggs and Fastily are done by Dschwen on his initial days as a 'crat. So sticking on those actions is not very helpful. Jee 03:06, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
@Jkadavoor: these were decisions made relatively recently, citing an unwritten, informal tradition that few people know about, highlighting these concerns and asking for consistent sensible treatment is important here. You cannot have bureaucrats going around returning permissions in the case of people who have retired when bureaucrats aren't informing administrators that they can bypass a reconfirmation RfA if they voluntarily resign and temporarily retire. If the community makes sure this is added to policy or that all administrators are informed, I think you'll see the numbers of administrators being desysopped for inactivity dropping dramatically. Nick (talk) 12:23, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Yes I agree that a lot of customs and policies are rather hard to find and a lot of people (me included) probably don't know about a lot of stuff. It would not hurt mentioning this in the inactivity notification admins get. Regarding Michael, 3.5 years did not feel that long, given that I've been active on commons since November 2004. I can assure you that I had a pretty good recollection of the mellow and thoughtful manner with which Michael acted. I did dig through his contribution history to look at the time leading up to the retirement and the circumstance of the retirement. I looked at a random samples of his admin activity, which was consistent with my recollections of him. Yes, I could have done the history digging for you as well, however I would have had to form a picture of you from scratch and just did not feed as comfortable doing that :-/. The diff is a bit of a moot point now, given that Michael passed his RfB with flying colors, which in my opinion validates my decision to return his admin bit. I note that this decision was supported by my 'crat colleague 99of9. And lastly if I ever retire or my flag gets stripped for inactivity I'll go for a re-RfB. As for doing one now I don't see who would benefit from that. --Dschwen (talk) 03:17, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi @Nick. As always, documentation could be improved, that is not in question. My take on the restoration of bits is as follows: We cannot restore all former sysops, because in some cases there was a cloud/controversy/deadmin_vote at the time of resignation, and if there was a possibility that the community wanted the bit removed, it should stay that way until they have a chance to say otherwise. In many other cases, the reinstatement request was only a month or so after retirement from good and active service, so a new RfA would waste the community's time, and a re-sysop is basically a formality. The other cases like yours and MichaelMaggs are somewhere in between. With a long time elapsed, there is a real possibility that the standards for admin have been increased (e.g. as they clearly have at en-wiki), or the admin in question is less acquainted with policy and the community than they used to be. In these situations, the community entrust the Bureaucrats with some discretion about whether a new RfX is required, and of course if the community ever strenuously object to a decision we make, it can always be overturned. This may seem arbitrary to an outsider who doesn't know what we know or what we have looked at. Indeed it may have a small margin of error for the edge cases, but that does not make it entirely arbitrary, popularity-based, hypocritical, etc etc. Indeed your comparisons to MichaelMaggs are far from compelling in my mind, as though the only thing that mattered was the time away from Commons. You have quite dissimilar contribution histories: [22][23]. Indeed the standards for RfA seem to have moved on since 2008, because in recent years there have been numerous explicit votes predicated on the opinion that anyone with less than 500 edits to Commons space does not have enough experience. Further, MichaelMaggs had been a Bureaucrat, indicating an additional confirmation of community trust in his first period of action. And yes, we had seen him in action. I'd guess that I've seen almost *every* regular admin contributor in action in the last four or so years. You might think this last reason makes it some kind of insiders network, but frankly, I never conversed with MichaelMaggs before supporting his return to sysop, I had simply come across so much of his past work, and been impressed by it, that it was a slam dunk - not something you could easily forget in a few years. (But as a group, we did make a judgement call that a new RfB was required, because community standards are more and more demanding for positions with extra tools and responsibilities. And the community vote very clearly matched our judgement.) Some cases are on the margin, but MichaelMaggs was not. In any case, if we'd asked for a re-RfA as well, I'm sure he'd have accepted it, because as your diff points out, he's happy to subject himself to community input when it is needfully asked of him. (I'm not sure if you're serious about Dschwen needing a re-confirmation now, but if you are, I think you are a long way out of touch with his work and the regard he is held in by a vast majority of the community. Could you describe your re-RfA chances similarly?) I'm afraid that I believe your case to be an admin is marginal. If you are disappointed by this, I'm sorry, but it's certainly nothing personal, and I'd be very happy to see you get up to scratch and then re-join us in the deletions work. --99of9 (talk) 06:20, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

@99of9: Thanks for your comments. You state "In many other cases, the reinstatement request was only a month or so after retirement from good and active service, so a new RfA would waste the community's time, and a re-sysop is basically a formality" but that is clearly not what the policy states, so there's an element of discretion and clearly an element of not following policy.
Bureaucrats cannot be making statements like "should we allow judgement calls if people know the requester and vouch? Is this "deliberately opaque" use of "personal networks" or is that trusting people who know the applicant to expedite the process? Personally User:INeverCry's opinion would be enough for me to tip the scale. But seeing that people are getting out their big spoons to stir up the next tea cup tempest I'm not feeling particularly motivated to hand out bits... --Dschwen (talk) 16:25, 2 January 2014 (UTC)" and then wonder why a number of people (I'm not alone in finding Dschwen's handling of the situation troubling, btw) complain when bureaucrats suddenly decide that they don't want to make a judgement call and instead wish to rigidly apply policy, policy that they admit they would be happy to ignore.
I've spoken to a lot of people about this, people have contacted me, and there is a lot of anger about the return of Michael's permissions, if he hadn't gone through the RfB reconfirmation I am fairly certain there would have been some sort of a reconfirmation RfA cum de-adminship discussion for him. It's clearly not necessary but the manner in which his permissions were returned remain a sort of contention within the community. I'm extremely concerned if you do not recognise that.
And regarding my own RfA - no idea. Jcb thinks my edit count is too low, but others think that's inappropriate for a reconfirmation RfA and I've been told many wonderful things on how to game the RfA system, like I should run a bot on my main account to inflate my edit count. That's not really a proper solution to a broken, unfair, random and arbitrary system. Nick (talk) 12:23, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
The policy doesn't state *anything* about people who resigned their good and active service a month before. Maybe it should - documentation can be improved. Even if it's not following policy, it's not going against policy either. But this kind of situation has been *long* established in practice (since well before I became a 'crat), and it makes good sense to me not to waste community time. --99of9 (talk) 12:50, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
If people are "angry" with MichaelMaggs' sysop restoration, they should say so. I don't remember hearing much (anything?) at the time. And it didn't really show up in his re-RfB either. --99of9 (talk) 12:50, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
@99of9: Please refer to the numerous comments peppered throughout this discussion, the archived discussion from COM:BN and at Dschwens talk page that raise concerns about the way Michael was given his permission back. I don't think it would be fair for that concern to be raised at a vote supporting his RfB as he was not responsible for the return of permission but these concerns are being raised, and sadly, appear to be dismissed by bureaucrats, now including Michael who wish to retain the discretion to give returning friends of which they are acquainted sysop permissions without reconfirmation RfA. Nick (talk) 13:18, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
As Elcobbola commented at Commons talk:Administrators/De-adminship, "Retirement is, by definition, inactivity. Restoration of admin rights for MichaelMaggs without a new RfA was improper." But it dosen't mean he will fail or I/we will oppose him if he run RfA now. We can avoid such cases in future, including your case. :) Jee 13:25, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

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Bot stalledEdit

  Info Obviously the bot didn't started his daily work today and needs a push from his master. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 06:07, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Suddenly the bot keeps forgetting its password :-/ --Dschwen (talk) 06:15, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

File:St Louis night.jpg questionEdit

Which 50mm lens did you use to take this photo? I'd like to replicate this on my 7D. I have an EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM but maybe I should borrow a 28mm. I hope you didn't stick around too long after sunset. East St. Louis can be a dangerous place to be at night. (Sie können auf Deutsch antworten.) Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 08:21, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi Marcus, I used the 24-105. I suspect that 24 is a bit wide. I know STL quite a bit (we have friends there I and while I still lived in Illinois we went there many times) and I am aware of East STLs reputation. For the picture I parked the car at the Riverboat Casino (?) and hiked across the rail tracks. That area did not seem too bad. It took me about an hour in the cold to find the right spot, set up, and get all the shots. Good luck! --Dschwen (talk) 14:43, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
I'll make sure to rent some decent glass. Cheers! Marcus Qwertyus (talk) 23:41, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Problème de SUL sur WIkimedia CommonsEdit

Bonjour, Je n'arrive pas à rattacher le compte « scailyna » sur commons à mon compte global. Sur les conseils d'Otourly (, je vous contacte donc pour demander le rattachement de ce compte. Merci par avance, Scailyna

Hello Scailyna. I have moved the current "Scailyna" account on commons out of the way. Please try to login again as Scailyna and let;s see if the account is recreated with the proper SUL attachment. --Dschwen (talk) 23:47, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
Hi! "Unification des comptes terminée !". The SUL attachement worked. Thanks ! Scailyna 14:56, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Problem in VIEdit

Hi, Daniel It seems that the Bot does not pass. Can you restart? Thank you for what you can do. --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 06:37, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Hello Archeo, I'll move the bot to tool-labs today. Sorry, VICbot has been a bit of a neglected stepchild lately :-( --Dschwen (talk) 14:50, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
Just running the bot from labs for the first time. --Dschwen (talk) 18:53, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
Perfect, you are very efficient :) --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 06:07, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Kennzeichnung von Bildern die als QI, VI oder FP promoted wurdenEdit

Hallo Dschwen, ich weiss ja nicht, ob das schon vorher mal diskutiert wurde und ob es überhaupt botseitig zu machen ist, aber es wäre super, wenn man in der Kategorienansicht aus den thumbs der Bilder erkennen kann, ob Sie als QI, VI oder FP promoted wurden. Das würde das Auffinden von guten Bildern wesentlich erleichtern. Ich stelle mir das so vor, dass die thumbs entweder einen schmalen farbigen Rahmen in der Farbe der höchstwertigen Promo erhalten oder einen kleinen "Sticker". --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 07:18, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

hallo Uwe, mit einem bot ist da nix zu machen. kennst du Help:FastCCI ? Das soll genau dieses Problem lösen. --Dschwen (talk) 14:06, 30 January 2014 (UTC)
Das ist ja ein großartiges Tool. Ja, damit kann ich arbeiten! Vielen Dank für diese Information! Gruß, --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 06:31, 31 January 2014 (UTC)


Hi Dschwen. I assume this was a mistake? Or not? Regards, Trijnsteltalk 14:00, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Ooops, yes, it was! I was browsing my watchlist in bed on my 7" tablet. Must have been a saussage finger tap having missed the intended target. Odd that I didn't notice :-/. --Dschwen (talk) 14:35, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
And small note: AN was edited by someone else, so cannot be rolled back. —레비Revi 14:37, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
Now I ECed with you trying to undo it :-) --Dschwen (talk) 15:11, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks :) —레비Revi 15:16, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Image Consent for AFAR Travel GuideEdit

Hi Daniel,

I work for AFAR Media, a travel media company whose mission is to inspire and enable travelers to have richer, deeper and more authentic travel experiences around the world. We publish AFAR Magazine, which has twice been named America's best travel magazine, and, an online travel guide that has been recognized by the New York Times, Time magazine and many others as breaking new ground in inspiring and enabling great travel experiences (see

I’m creating content to recommend that travelers visit Key West and would like to use the image in the following link. I would like to request your authorization and approval to do so.

AFAR also provides destination guides for partners, such as Westin Finds from AFAR, in which AFAR recommends places for Westin Hotel guests to visit. (See We would also like to include your image in these recommendations.

If this is acceptable to you, I need you to reply to me that you are in agreement with the following provision, have the rights to the image and are authorized to provide this consent:


AFAR Media is hereby granted royalty-free authorization and license to publish, display and use the image in AFAR Magazine, on AFAR,com, on, mobile variations thereof, and in such other electronic, digital, and print channels as AFAR and its partners shall determine, including in social media and collateral marketing materials. It is understood that you retain copyright ownership over the image, and this is a license only.

We will share our recommendation with you after it is complete. Thank you very much for your consideration.

All the best, Lara

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Brilliant Idea Barnstar
Great job, thank you JotaCartas (talk) 07:26, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Valued images/Recently promotedEdit


Are you aware of the issues mentioned here and also here? I think that your bot should stop adding images there. Anyway I am going to block and/or delete this page if nobody is interested to fix the issues and maintain it. Hopeful people will wake up. Thanks for your work nevertheless. Regards, Yann (talk) 13:18, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Ok, I commented the part out that writes to that page. --Dschwen (talk) 14:31, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
It doesn't look so bad though... --Dschwen (talk) 14:32, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Tool zum Verknüpfen von Such- bzw. Kategorieanfragen?Edit

Hallo Dschwen, Du hast mir so gut mit meiner Frage nach der Suche von QI in Kategorien geholfen, nun habe ich die Hoffnung, dass Du mir auch ein Tool für folgende Fragestellung empfehlen kannst: Ich benötige ein Tool/Query, das die Schnittmenge zweier Suchanfragen ausgibt, also z.B. a) alle Bilder in der Kategorie Malaysia, die der User:XY hochgeladen hat und b) alle Bilder der Kategorie X, die auch in der Kategorie Y sind. Fällt Dir da was ein? Danke! --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 13:27, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

P.S. Achja, das Ergebnis sollte keine Textliste sein, sondern die Anzeige der Bilder. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 14:18, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
An Funktion b arbeite ich gerade (serverseitig wird das von fastcci schon unterstuetzt, es muss nur noch ein schoenes Nutzerinterface her). Fuer funktion a such mal nach Catscan. Das ist zwar deutlich langsamer und ein externes tool, hat aber mehr Moeglichkeiten dafuer. --Dschwen (talk) 14:30, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

DschwenBot hat einige Dateien nicht bearbeitet (GPS eingetragen)Edit

Hallo Dschwen, der Bot hat wieder einige Dateien noch nicht wegen GPS bearbeitet. Leider steht auf der Seite zu dem Bot nicht, ob der regelmäßig läuft und wenn ja in welchem Intervall, daher weiß ich nicht wann ich sinnvoll "Bescheid" sagen kann wenn er nicht läuft. Ich habe vor mehr als zwei Tagen einige Dateien hochgeladen, z.B. File:Palmetum Teneriffa.jpg, die wurden noch nicht bearbeitet. In welchem Intervall läuft der Bot denn nun ? -- Gerd Fahrenhorst (talk) 16:00, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Der sollte eigentlich taeglich laufen :-), er schaut aber auf die Uploads der letzten 5Tage (d.h. so lange kann er ruhig mal ausfallen). In den letzten tagen was der toolserver quasi unbrauchbar, ich schau mal nach ob der sich von selbst wieder erholt... --Dschwen (talk) 16:09, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, der laeuft ja schon auf und hatte da nur sein passwort vergessen. Ist repariert, starte jetzt manuell. --Dschwen (talk) 16:16, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Bus category deletionsEdit

Why have you just deleted a whole bunch of UK bus related categories? Yes, they were empty, but they were all part of a comprehensive top level geographic category system, so as such, could be left empty unless or until someone got around to diffusing the categories above. Now, that is extremely unlikely to happen for the places you just deleted, and even if it does, the creator probably won't do it right. Ultra7 (talk) 13:14, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

To give you a concrete example, Category:Bus depots in Scotland was previously comprehensively sub-categorised by region - every region had a category, even if it was empty. Now, because of your deletions, there are gaps, like Category:Bus depots in Renfrewshire, meaning that now if someone wants to improve the localisation of File:Arriva bus depot, Inchinnan - - 500843.jpg, which was placed in depots in Scotland by a bot, they have to now create Category:Bus depots in Renfrewshire, which is unlikely, and if they do, there is a good chance they will leave out one of the parent categories that the others have. Even if they get that right, they will soon get bored of this task if they have to keep creating new categories. Ultra7 (talk) 13:21, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Hello Ultra7! We can certainly discuss restoring these cats, but to me they looked like a case of overcreation of categories. The cats were created over 3 years ago and are still empty. While I understand the need for a consistent categorization scheme I don't think that bulk creation of empty category trees is the way to go here. Should we also pre-create empty categories for bus depots/stops/providers for all other 200 countries (and their administrative regions)? The drawback is the cluttering of category pages with empty sub-cats that are useless for people looking for content and the flooding of search results with empty stubs. I'm not saying this is an easy decision, but we have to balance the needs of content curators users with those of content curators. The buld creation of empty cat sets can also have drawbacks for curators, when schemas change and suddenly thousands of cats have to be changed rather than the few which are actually populated. Lastly we are about to get actual category intersection here on commons, which should make retrieval of image sets such as Bus stops in Fooshire asimple intersection of Bus stops and Fooshire. --Dschwen (talk) 15:41, 8 February 2014 (UTC)
You have created a situation that is bad for both users and curators. There are still hundreds of non-empty cats, so schema changes would always be difficult. Those sort of changes can be done by a bot, and bots work very well on consistent schemas. By deleting the empty cats, all you've done is increase the likelihood of errors creeping in as those gaps are filled in manually, which would make it hard for bots to change in future. Curators working in this area now have a problem - does a category apparently not exist because it was empty, or have they got the name wrong? This is how duplicate categories end up getting created. Me, I now don't really relish categorising any of these images now, as I will constantly have to keep checking for that, rather than the task being a relatively simple if not tedious exercise in hotcatting. As for users, how does it help them to have a partially complete but apparently geographical schema? If there is no category for Category:Bus depots in Renfrewshire, does that mean there are no depots there? Does it mean Commons has no images at all? Does it mean the images are located under another name (the names of UK regions are a mess, which is another reason to tell people in advance what they are in any particular schema) Or does it mean that the images that would belong there simply haven't made it down that far? We both know it's the last, but users might not. They might not even know there should be a category with that name. They might be looking around in Category:Transport in Renfrewshire, and have no idea that there even is a Category:Bus depots in Scotland that they should look in if Category:Bus depots in Renfrewshire hasn't been created. Yes, tools can help in the cases where images have still not been descended, but not if you aren't even aware of the top level branches, and not for the many cases where an image will be in one half (depots etc), but not the other (places). And ultimately, those tools are meant to be complementary to hard coded cats - I have never been able to persuade anyone that having huge country level categories with hundreds of images in is better for users not interested in location, if there is a logical geographic sub-division that they can be subcatted into. For me, these trees should either be comprehensive and include all the empty possibilities (which will all contain images eventually), or they should be deleted in their entirely, with images upmerged to the country level cats. Ultra7 (talk) 18:07, 8 February 2014 (UTC)
The deleted categories are listed at /Bus categories. I don';t see how this situation is different from all other categorization efforts where we don't create empty category trees that sit around unused for several years. --Dschwen (talk) 21:00, 8 February 2014 (UTC)
I've seen plenty of topics where empty categories are created in the knowledge they will eventually be populated. It's no different to having redlinks in Wikipedia list articles. Three years is nothing in the grand scheme of things, there are geograph images that have been uncategorised for three times that length of time, and probably still won't be categorised for a few more years yet. It will be even longer now - it would have taken one mouse-click to categorise File:Arriva bus depot, Inchinnan - - 500843.jpg before these deletions. Having a list of the deleted categories is of little use to me (and of no use to anyone else), I also need to know what should go into them, which is different every time. One of the reasons I created the comprehensive set was because creating them as needed was a tedious and time consuming task that took away my concentration from the actual task at hand, identifying the actual region. Ultra7 (talk) 21:28, 8 February 2014 (UTC)
I will restore them at your request. --Dschwen (talk) 21:36, 8 February 2014 (UTC)
By the way, this actually works: For example the intersection of Bus stops and Gloucestershire. I'm working on a userinterface for it. --Dschwen (talk) 21:38, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you. Even if it doesn't work, there's always regular catscan. But I doubt most ordinary users know about any of these tools. Ultra7 (talk) 22:04, 8 February 2014 (UTC)
Pretty handy to have that list after all ;-). Anyhow the FastCCI gadget is enabled by default and shows up on the category pages in the top right corner. I'm trying to make the UI as friendly for non-technical users as possible. Let me know if I missed any categories. --Dschwen (talk) 22:09, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

From my watchlist, it appears you missed these (presumably as they are 'buses x', not 'bus x'):

Ultra7 (talk) 22:44, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Mass deletion of empty categoriesEdit

Dear Dschwen, you seem to be mass deleting empty categories. Be careful with that. Very often a whole tree gets created to sort out a lot of images (for example for a batch upload) and this way you're frustrating that effort. Multichill (talk) 10:16, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

I believe I have been careful. My (still unanswered) question on your talk page is an example. But those categories were clearly marked as necessary for an upcoming bot upload. I deleted a lot of old empty "upload by user xx" categories,a lot of "YEAR events in Switzerland" (red links to those still exist in parent cats. And having them red is a better indication of them being empty), and hundreds of categories of ALL roads, streets, aleyways and footpaths in one random city. These are all examples of overcreation of categories. --Dschwen (talk) 17:22, 9 February 2014 (UTC)


Hey Daniel,

I was playing with FastCCI, and remembered how you advocate for a search system which take into account our assessed images, against folks who sometimes seem to imply that QIs & so forth are too of a drop in the bucket to be useful on that account.

Would it be possible, using FastCCI backend, to compute the distribution of categories containing N assessed images? (throwing whatever depth parameter make sense :-)

Not sure how interesting the results would be actaully, but I’m curious. :)

Cheers, Jean-Fred (talk) 17:38, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes, that would be possible. Let me think about how to do this efficiently. --Dschwen (talk) 18:20, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

Category:Comparison of Israel and Nazi GermanyEdit

Given your participation in the discussion about Latuff's stuff I thought you may want to add some sources on Category:Comparison of Israel and Nazi Germany for the categorisation as Category:Described as antisemitic. I think this is the NPOV way to do this, and above all I think it can avoid heated discussions and edit wars. mate2code 12:06, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

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Hi. The ArWp community suggested that the celebration is over by now, so could you please change the logo back to the original one? Thanks. --Ciphers (talk) 18:16, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Request to be added to gwtoolset groupEdit

Hi. Over the last couple of months I've been doing a lot of work towards dealing with the images the British Library uploaded to Flickr Commons. (You may remember the discussion we had back in December; since then British Library/Mechanical Curator collection|the project, especially the book-level index has made quite a lot of progress.)

More recently, the BL's imaging services released a different set of 430 rather nice high-quality images, which can be viewed in this set.

I'd very much like to get these uploaded to Commons, and the easiest way to do it with all the right metadata going into the right places would seem to be the new GWtoolset extension.

May I therefore ask you to add me to the gwtoolset group, to let me see whether I can get it to work for me?

Best regards, Jheald (talk) 21:04, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

  Done, hope GWToolset works out for you. Cheers --Dschwen (talk) 22:24, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank youEdit

Hi. Thank you for adding me to the group "OTRS member". --Meno25 (talk) 06:33, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Photo challenge - Award TemplateEdit

Hallo Dschwen,
ich wollte fragen, ob du Zeit hättest, eine Vorlage für die Gewinner der Photowettbewerbe zu basteln oder weißt, wohin ich mich mit so einer Bitte am Besten wende. Zur Zeit wird eine Abwandlung der persönlichen-Wertschätzung-Box verwendet, die ich in Anlehnung an den QI-Promotionstext irgendwie zurechtgebogen hab - und da muss man ziemlich aufpassen, dass man auch alles an die richtige Stelle kopiert... Ich stell's dir mal her, dann siehst du unsere Probleme sicher gleich... ;->

  Photo Challenge Winner
Congratulations! Your picture File:Kakerdaja raba talvine maastik.jpg won the 1st place in the Photo Challenge January, in January 2014. You can find the results of the challenge here.

Die selbe Box wird in leichter Variation auch für zweiten und dritten Platz verwendet (statt first place second und third place und statt der goldenen Kamera die silberne   und bronzene  .
Siehst du eine Möglichkeit, wie man das in ein Template umwandeln kann?
Ganz liebe Grüße, Anna reg (talk) 18:20, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Translation in WikiMiniAtlasEdit

I added and fixed some translations in Catalan on Commons:WikiMiniAtlas/Translations and afterwards there are also in Ukranian. It seems I should poke someone to make them live. Right? --V.Riullop (talk) 08:02, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks Vriullop, I noticed them. I'll try to get them live as soon as I can. --Dschwen (talk) 14:37, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
Ok, added. I noticed you added Крим to uk. We may have to move that to ru soon. ;-).... :-( --Dschwen (talk) 14:54, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Actually I didn't add Ukrainian translations. As a Catalan, we have our own conflicts ;-) --V.Riullop (talk) 11:06, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

DschwenBot macht seit einigen Tagen kein Create Location mehrEdit

Hallo Dschwen, der Bot hat seit dem 2.3. keine Locations mehr in neue Dateien eingefügt. Warum? -- Gerd Fahrenhorst (talk) 15:51, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Tja, gute Frage. Weiss ich auch nicht. Ich habe den Bot jetzt ins neue Datacenter migriert und mal manuell gestartet. Er laeuft jetzt vor sich hin. Ich behalte mal ein Auge drauf. Danke fuer den Hinweis! --Dschwen (talk) 16:17, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Danke, und noch etwas dazu: ich dachte bisher, der Bot würde sich nur um neue Dateien (jünger als 5 Tage) kümmern, aber er hat auch z.B. File:JVC GR-DX28EK.jpg bearbeitet. Könntest du das Verhalten auf dessen Seite User:DschwenBot genauer dokumentieren? -- Gerd Fahrenhorst (talk) 18:37, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Ich habe fuer diesen Run die Frist auf 10 Tage verlaengert, um verpasste Files nachzuholen. --Dschwen (talk) 20:12, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

Der könnte jetzt mal wieder loslegen. -- Gerd Fahrenhorst (talk) 13:16, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Seufz :-). Ich habe noch ein Problem behoben was zu einem Speichermangel und dadurch zu einem abgewuergten Start des Bots gefuehrt hat. Jetzt sollte er wieder von selber starten. Danke fuer die Nachricht! --Dschwen (talk) 21:37, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
Ja danke! Jetzt lief er. -- Gerd Fahrenhorst (talk) 11:56, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Interaktiver Bildbetrachter nimmt nicht aktuelle Version des BildesEdit

Hallo Dschwen. Mir ist ein Problem mit dem interaktiven Bildbetrachter aufgefallen. Wenn auf der Bildbearbeitunsseite mehrere Versionen des Bildes sind, dann wird immer die erste Version geladen, nicht die letzte. Zum Beispiel beim Bild File:Piz Beverin Panorama.jpg ist in der neusten Version kein Steinmann auf der linken Seite, im Interaktiven Bildbetrachter kommt jedoch immer die erste version mit Steimann auf der linken Seite. Kann man diesen Bug irgendwie flicken? Gruss --Capricorn4049 (talk) 18:11, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Deleting of civil parish categories in EnglandEdit

Hi Dschwen. I noticed that you deleted a number of empty civil parish categories in England last month. Please don't. These (along with settlement categories in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Isle of Man, and community categories in Wales) were created to receive over four million images transferred from the Geograph British Isles project, a couple of million of which still have to be sorted into their appropriate categories. By deleting them, you are only ensuring that a human is going to have to recreate them, duplicating the work that was carried out previously by a bot, while they could be better employed categorising the images, and recategorising those that have been placed in incorrect neighbouring categories.

As an indication of the problem, the transfer of images from Geograph started about five years ago, and continues to this day. Only about half have so far been categorised geographically, though a greater proportion have been categorised by subject. Attempts to use a bot to sort out geographic categorisation proved disasterous, resulting in the incorrect categorisation of the great majority of images. The work of correcting this will take many years. Skinsmoke (talk) 13:54, 7 March 2014 (UTC)

Hi Skinsmoke, thanks for the notice. I won't delete any further categories. I'm surprised that automatic categorization was so fruitless. The geograph images should all be geocoded, and with a set of parish polygons the connection should be uniquely determined. Do you have a pointer to a discussion about the automated categorization? --Dschwen (talk) 15:22, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for that. I don't think anything so sophisticated as that was tried. In the early days, I don't think they were geocoded, and the bot run tried to associate them with a category that matched Geograph's "near Anytown" description. Or anything else it could come up with, for that matter. It would probably have been better if they had simply matched to counties. Anyway, with a flood of complaints coming in, the bot runs appear to have been stopped, and a new approach of matching to grid squares, and then matching those gridsquares to a civil parish or settlement was tried. That seemed to work better, but appears to have been superceded by something else since (I'm not exactly sure what, but it now appears to be working reasonably well, though the final matching to parishes or settlements still needs to be done manually in the majority of cases).
Afraid I can't point you to any specific discussions, just that I have noticed numerous comments and discussions over the years, some of which stick in the mind. The whole Geograph import has been a massive learning curve for everyone, I think, and a lot of lessons have been learnt along the way. All of which will help if and when the images at Geograph Deutschland (a much smaller project) are imported! Skinsmoke (talk) 16:17, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
Ok, I'm just trying to decide if I could help here. I do have a bit of experience working with geo- and OSM-data, and wonder if the recent OSM-Wikipedia connection tagging could be used to automate the parish categorization. But I don't want to start any work if similar things are already being done, or if it had previously been decided not to pursue this. --Dschwen (talk) 16:34, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
I don't know the details, but I'm pretty sure it was Geographbot, run by User:Multichill. I doubt the original method was coordinate based, it seemed more like text-matching, but it was slightly before my time. All I know is, the resulting complaints pissed him off so much that he just stopped the bot runs, rather than go through the torture of finding a method that suited everyone's concerns. It is odd that it wasn't seemingly possible to get this right, they have an extensive API and most images have coordinates - though anyone taking this task on needs to know two things - not all images there have coordinates (just a basic XXnnnn grid reference), and those that do, should not just be assumed to be correct by a categorising bot, because after all it's a human who identifies them on upload, and not everyone knows how to read a map. Ultra7 (talk) 19:03, 7 March 2014 (UTC)


Do you think you would be able to rerun your script for User:Dschwen/emptycats again? I found it very useful in finding and tagging empty categories for deletion. Or maybe it should be moved to Commons:Database reports, with BernsteinBot/MZMcBride taking care of the updates for you? TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 09:32, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

QICbot and redirectsEdit

Hi. It looks as though QICbot does not properly follow redirects [24] when leaving the talk page message. Cheers /Lokal_Profil 10:28, 8 March 2014 (UTC)


Daniel, I was just cleaning up Category:Media without a license: needs history check and run into File:NoUpload.jpg without an actual file. I usually just delete those, but you requested that the file should be kept. Is it something you need for a long-term? Or should we add some dummy license so the bot does not tag it? --Jarekt (talk) 12:47, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

I don't know how long I need this. It is a testcase for a gadget I'm planning on working on. We might as well keep this as an example for image pages without uploaded data. So if you could tag it with a dummy license that'd be great. --Dschwen (talk) 15:10, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Quality image toolEdit

Can't get this to work Category:Hot air balloons of Germany. Using Firefox ESR 17.0.6. Tried also Chrome 29.0.1546.66m. Tried also IE 8.0.7601.17514 64-bit (don't laugh, it is what we have at work). On the others it thinks for a bit then shows nothing ("Connecting..."). On IE it complains about security certificate errors. Tried other categories too. -- Colin (talk) 08:30, 13 March 2014 (UTC)



Thanks for running the VICbot. It seems to be a problem here. Regards --ArildV (talk) 09:12, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

We have a few days since other problem: the first 7 pictures regularly promoted remain blocked. Thank you for what you can do. --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 06:41, 14 March 2014 (UTC)
Sorry about that, but I'm currently at a workshop and won't be able to deal with this for the next few days. I'm aware this has been a recurring problem, but I haven't yet figured out what is causing it. --Dschwen (talk) 17:58, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
It does not seem to me to be a major problem. We can continue to operate. We will be patient. --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 18:43, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

By the way, the problem seems to persist. While the images mentioned above hat their last VICBot edit around mid march here are some where the last edit was just a few days ago on June 2: [25] [26] Regards, --ChrisiPK (Talk|Contribs) 22:59, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

June 5: [27] Regards, --ChrisiPK (Talk|Contribs) 23:01, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Value image tag not addedEdit

File:Neha Sharma at the Promo launch of 'Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story' 07.jpg value image tag has not been added yet. It got promoted on 11th March. nomination here Boseritwik (talk) 08:21, 14 March 2014 (UTC)

VICbot problemsEdit

Hi! See this. Thanks.--Alurín (talk) 13:58, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

User NamensänderungEdit

Hallo Daniel,

was muß ich tun um meinen Commons User-Namen von "Alchemist-hp" nach "Heinrich Pniok" umzuändern? Wenn Du es selbst in die Wege leiten könntest, so wäre ich Dir sehr dankbar. Viele Grüße, Heinrich Alias --Alchemist-hp (talk) 06:23, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

VICbot problem:Value image tag not addedEdit

Hello Dschwen, thank you for running VICbot. You are doing a great job for all users in COMMONS.
To me it looks, at the moment there is a problem with your bot: as other entries in candidates VI sets, my promoted set "Fife Tibetan Rites" is not automatically removed nor was the VI label set. I hope, you can fix this easily. Let me know, if I have to remove and label my set manually, regards --J. Lunau (talk) 12:41, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

This projects bureaucrat's are asleep at the wheel? -- please wake upEdit

As we know from COM:BUREAUCRATS, "bureaucrats are expected be capable of leading where necessary and of guiding (but not imposing their will on) policy discussions and other major community issues."

I need to draw your attention to an issue which is going to blow up in the collective faces of this project, and with the exception of User:Odder, every single one of our bureaucrats has been asleep at the wheel. We are now destined for a trainwreck, and a whole heap of fallout. Numerous chapters, including Wikimedia Israel, Wikimedia Spain, Wikimedia Argentina and Wikimedia Venezuela, are going to be in a mighty pissed mood and ready to have the head on a stick of any bureaucrat who dares come along and do what has to be done for the good of this project.

As User:Odder has opined in the discussion, him doing what needs to be done will surely have cries of "INVOLVED" levelled at him, so this is now left up to the remaining 8 bureaucrats to snap out of the slumber they seem to be in as it relates to this issue, and deal with it before it blows up further in our collective faces.

Further information can be found at:

  1. Commons:Massive_restoration_of_deleted_images_by_the_URAA
  2. associated policy pages, templates, wikimedia-l mailing list, undeletion request forums, etc.

The community is waiting for immediate action on this issue. Can you please initially confirm that you have received this message, so that the community knows that you haven't died in your sleep :) russavia (talk) 00:10, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Rest assured that I have neither died nor am I sleeping. Due to a recent move, job change, and moving again (this weekend) my time is currently very limited. I have seen a bunch of list mails on this issue and I am trying to play catch up. --Dschwen (talk) 03:14, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Pending valued image set candidatesEdit

Hello. I have noticed that there are several closed nominations at Commons:Valued image candidates#Pending valued image set candidates. There is also written at the bottom of each closed nomination: "Voting is closed. Await automatic removal by VICbot at 0:18 or 12:18 (UTC)", but some of the nominations have not been removed for longer than a month. May I ask how often does the bot remove the closed nominations? If it is done in a different period of time, I will ask the people who take care of the page to correct the information.

Thank you very much. Jan Kameníček (talk) 16:04, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Please take a look here. Best regards. --Angelus(talk) 20:45, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
Hello, have you read the message? :-) --Angelus(talk) 23:00, 25 April 2014 (UTC)
@Jan Kameníček @Angelus: Valued images sets must be closed manually. Please consider this: Commons:Valued image closure#Closing valued image set candidates. --Myrabella (talk) 16:15, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
I see, so the notices at the bottom of the closed nominations are wrong. I have asked whether they could be changed. Thank you for your answer. Jan Kameníček (talk) 17:43, 26 April 2014 (UTC)
Why valued images sets must be closed manually? --Angelus(talk) 21:26, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

GLAMwiki toolsetEdit

Hi Dschwen,

Congratulations on becoming a user of the GLAMwiki Toolset. You can find some frequently asked questions and helpful links for using the tool at GLAMwiki Toolset. As your first step, please add yourself to the list of users at GWToolset users and follow the good practice of creating pages explaining your new projects, as these can help create a focus for our wider community of volunteers. A standard place to set up a project page is at Batch uploading, though long term GLAM programmes may fall under GLAM. To discuss the tool with fellow users, please join the email list GLAMtools or try chatting at #wikimedia-commons webchat. SteinsplitterBot (talk) 11:23, 27 April 2014 (UTC)


Hallo Dschwen, ich hab mal wieder ein JPEG, dass im IIP nicht geht: File:Schmettau Plan de la Ville de Berlin 1750.jpg. Gibt es da seitens des Scripts irgendwelche Obergrenzen? Oder woran könnte das liegen? vg, --Alexrk2 (talk) 16:15, 4 May 2014 (UTC)


When I click the link generated by {{Pano360}}, it says I need to install a plugin, but not suitable plugin was found. I'm using Firefox 29 on Ubuntu Linux. Is something broken? --LA2 (talk) 22:11, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Oops, today I got a different message: " -- account expired". --LA2 (talk) 21:14, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
Mh, yeah. That tool will need to be rewritten. I've been quite busy lately, unfortunately. I'll put that on my list. Sorry about that. --Dschwen (talk) 03:42, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
I reactivated the toolserver account for the time being. But I'll have to work on a new version on labs anyways. --Dschwen (talk) 03:41, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Bot problem in VIEdit

Good morning. The bot does not validate, promotions in VI, for 3 days. Thank you for what you can do. --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 15:01, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Should be running again now. --Dschwen (talk) 03:39, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
Everything works perfect. Merci --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 07:03, 9 May 2014 (UTC)


Hi, your bot does not create any subcategories within Category:Media without a license, Category:Media without a source, Category:Media missing permission an probarbly some more since some days. It seems something is broken. Can you please investigate this. Thx. --JuTa 19:52, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, my toolserver account expired and I was not done moving all my bots over to labs :-). I reactivated it and moved the dailycategories bot over. Should run on its own now. Thanks for the notice, JuTa! --Dschwen (talk) 03:37, 9 May 2014 (UTC)


Daniel, I am trying to wrap up this request. Is it OK to start using "source:estimate" when geolocation precision measured in meters is above some threshold? What do you think about the threshold; 100m? --Jarekt (talk) 20:13, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Hm, I'm not sure that is a good idea. I'd rather have this tag used by the human who adds the coordinates rather than after the fact. There are plenty of reasons to give a low precision coordinate where the location is not necessarily "estimated". The location of an entire country is not precise on a meter scale, but would you call it estimated? --Dschwen (talk) 02:45, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
Ok so rather one parameter for precision, which would affect only the display, as it is now, and a separate parameter for tagging locations, which would not be shown as a dot on the map. Or maybe would be shown on a map but would be shown somehow differently than precise coordinates. I am fine with that, and we could create a maintenance category for non-estimate locations with very low precision. That would solve the point that someone raised that you should not apply the same threshold to crowded city and middle of the ocean. So low precision coordinates are now live, but at the moment they are displayed the same way as precise coordinates. We could display them differently or not display their locations on the maps at all, or leave it as it is now. --Jarekt (talk) 03:55, 9 May 2014 (UTC)
Sounds good. I may have to modify the data extraction for WikiMiniAtlas. But I have a few other projects to take care of first (before the toolserver shuts down for good). --Dschwen (talk) 04:07, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Image viewing tool for FPEdit

As you will know, looking at our photographs at 100% is often a disappointing experience. But the default image description page only offers a few images sizes that are actually smaller than modern HD monitors, never mind bigger 27" or 30" ones. Or pads for that matter. This is a particular problem on FP where we continue to get oppose votes because of soft 36MP images that look pin sharp at 20MP. I'd like it to be easy for folk to consider other sizes when reviewing, without having to save the image into an image viewer program and resize there.

Someone pointed out to me that the link below the image (such as isn't a hard-coded link to an existing image, but can be modified to create an image of any size. By changing the "1024px" in the above we can view the image at any size we like. I've also discovered that the MediaWiki applies a small amount of sharpening when the image is reduced (by smaller than 85% size I think), which is nice.

I enjoy using your calculateMegapixels javascript tweak that you created some time ago. I wonder if it would be possible to do something similar to create links for various file sizes. Could you help write some JavaScript that adds a could of new lines after the "Original file ... " line such as:

Relative sizes: 100% (37.58MP)75% (21.14MP)50% (9.39MP)25% (2.35MP)
Fixed sizes: 36MP24MP16MP8MP6MP4MP2MP

For the relative size links, we just multiply the width by 75%, 50%, 25%. For the fixed sizes we calculate the new width:

newWidth = imageWidth * sqrt(newArea / (imageWidth * imageHeight))

I know the 100% size repeats a link we already have, but it is a handy place to put the MP for 100% and so do away with a separate piece of javascript for that. The Fixed sizes offered could be all of the above common camera MP sizes that are below the image size (perhaps more, such as 10, 12, 14, 18, 20?). How hard do you think this would be? I would find it useful for my Vector.js and we could offer it to others. Another possibility is to add this sort of thing to the FP candidate nomination template, but that would only benefit that forum rather than any image forum or general use. So I wonder if a general purpose template could be written that takes a image wikilink and a size in megapixels and produces a url to the appropriately sized image. Something like

{{sizeMP|File:Old Pier, Salen, Isle of Mull.jpg|24}}
outputing File:Old Pier, Salen, Isle of Mull.jpg (24MP).

What do you think? -- Colin (talk) 13:05, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

Hey Colin. I like the idea. Let me think about how to implement this. Without JS it won't be possible to show only sizes below the current size, and it won;t be possible to show the actual megapixel numbers. --Dschwen (talk) 14:14, 15 May 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Yes I assumed both things would require some JavaScript. The first one, the enhancement to the image description page, would be straightforward JavaScript because I think all the sizes and links-to-thumb urls are on the page and just need manipulated. I don't know how feasible the second template idea is -- some of the information isn't to hand. I know we can get hold of the URL of the fullsize image (I use it on the photo challenge voting pages) so I guess we can fiddle with that to get a thumb url instead. But how does one get the dimensions of an image given just the wikilink to the image description page? -- Colin (talk) 14:34, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

User:Dschwen I'm still interested in this idea but when I try it for larger pixels sizes I now get "Error generating thumbnail / Error creating thumbnail: / Error code: 137". Do you know about this? Is there a new limit imposed? The "looks poor at 100%" issue is still afflicting FP, even for 83MP images (I kid you not). -- Colin (talk) 12:33, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Problem with IIP flashEdit

Hi Dschwen it seems, the non-flash version now works perfectly, but the flash version has problems: for all(?) images it just displays a black screen without starting the SWF at all. --Alexrk2 (talk) 11:32, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Uhm, do you maybe have a flash blocker enabled, or are browsing without flash support? :-) --Dschwen (talk) 16:18, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
Nope, I've tried it with different browsers on different computers. Maybe a problem with the swfobject.js? You changed it from local JS file to But it seems to be the same JS file. However that's the only difference to the old toolserver page I can see so far. If I analyze the html elements in Chrome after loading, the #container div is empty (normally it should be replaced with the flash object). --Alexrk2 (talk) 17:08, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
Hm, I did not change that recently. And it should have never pointed there. I set it to a local copy now. Any change? --Dschwen (talk) 17:19, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
Yes, now it works. Tnx. --Alexrk2 (talk) 17:27, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
Well, thanks for the bug report! --Dschwen (talk) 17:29, 25 May 2014 (UTC)


Why not use {{Assessments}} instead of {{QualityImage}}, {{Valued image}} and {{VIS}} as nowadays most people manually remove them when existing QIs promoted into FP. Today I found {{Assessments}} can handle all VI options too. Jee 17:16, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Jkadavoor: In your example the template does not display that your photo is part of a valued image set. --Slaunger (talk) 19:08, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
..and your file is no longer categorized to Images used in valued image sets as happened naturally with the {{VIS}} template. I would be surprised if it does not screw up with the categorization in other ways as well. VI has never been implemented properly in that template, and I recommend not using it for that. It always destroys the color scheme for logo, background and frame, which was carefully designed for the VI and VIS templates, to give project identity. We actually gave the graphical appearance of the template some thought back then. Something I feel is broken in the overly complex Assessment with the ugly colored frames in frames. Yak. Yak. Yak. --Slaunger (talk) 19:17, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Slaunger, I understand. It seems Ricordisamoa never checked the VI set options. It is not relevant now as sets are disabled. You may check Template:Assessments/testcases and give feedback to him/her. Jee 02:23, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Renaming of UsernameEdit

I had my account usurped at English Wikipedia to Samee. Samee named account has been created automatically here at commons. I would like to get my account S.M.Samee usurped to Samee here at commons. --S.M.Samee (talk) 11:54, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Drei Fragen zum MediaViewerEdit

Bei den etlichen Diskussionen zum MediaViewer blicke ich nicht mehr durch. Ich habe drei einfache Fragen, die du sicher schnell beantworten kannst:

  • Wie bekomme ich es hin, dass im MediaViewer das Feld "Bedingungen anzeigen" angezeigt wird, wie z.B. bei diesem Foto?.
  • Ich fände es gut, wenn man mit einem Klick zur vollen Auflösung des Bildes kommt. Wenn ich es richtig sehe ist diese Möglichkeit nicht mehr vorgesehen, oder?
  • Ich habe erst kürzlich in einer recht aufwendigen Aktion Namensnennungs-Infos und Lizenzbausteine in alle meine Bilder eingebaut, s. z.B. File:Skyscraper Los Angeles Downtown 2013.jpg. Was ist zu tun, damit diese Infos nun auch vernünftig in MediaViewer angezeigt werden? War die ganze Arbeit für die Katz?

Generelle Anmerkung: Insbesondere die Informationen zur Namensnennung sind noch versteckter als ohnehin schon. In der Box "Diese Datei verwenden" findet man überhaupt keine Hinweise mehr auf Lizenzen oder Namensnennung. Nachnutzer werden so verführt, das Foto möglichst sorglos zu verwenden.

Bitte verstehe meine Fragen nicht als Kritik, ich gehe davon aus, dass es sich dabei um ein Endanwender-Problem (also auf meiner Seite) handelt. Danke schon mal, --Tuxyso (talk) 11:27, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

@Tuxyso: zu Deinem Beispiel, siehe das hier. Schaue es Dir einfach an, dann erkennst Du auf welche Art es Savin gemacht hat. Tja, ansonsten stimme ich Dir zu: der neue Media-Viewer verschleiert so einiges. Ich bezweifle stark, das es den Endanwendern besser hilft. Ich habe jedenfalls diese Nebelkerzenoption bei mir sofort deaktiviert! Grüße, --Alchemist-hp (talk) 23:46, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Aha, Lizenz-Vorlage in das Permission Feld in {{Information}}. Wusste ich auch noch nicht, dass das im MV dann so dargestellt wird. Sieht ja ganz nett aus. Ich finde den "Diese Datei verwenden" Knopf gut. Wir geben dem Endanwender eine einfache Copy-Paste Vorlage, in der eine Attributierung schon drin steht. Da muss man nicht erst noch das Gehirn anschalten :-). Alle Loesungen, die darauf bauen, dass ein Endanwender irgendwelche Texte liest )und vielleicht auch noch versteht) sind meiner Meinung nach zum Scheitern verurteilt. Ausser uns hier interessiert sich wirklich niemand so brennend fuer die ganzen Hintergruende der jeweiligen Lizenzen. Sorry. Finde ich auch traurig. Deshalb finde ich es ok, die Leute an der Hand zu nehmen, und ihnen einen fertigen HTML-Baustein zu servieren. "Hier nehmt das, genau so, dann ists ok." --Dschwen (talk) 03:53, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
Vielen Dank erst einmal für die beiden Rückmeldungen. Ich frage mich, wo in der Dokumentation denn diese Information zu finden ist, dass man Permission in der Infomation-Vorlage zur Anzeige von Bedingungen verwenden muss (außer es durch Reverse Engineering herauszufinden). Zudem scheint mir das Feld Author auch nur den Autor zu enthalten. Ich würde nur gerne die Nachnutzer darauf hinweisen, dass sie bei der Namensnennung Autor/CC-BY-SA-3.0/Wikimedia Commons verwenden sollen. In 95% von Nachnutzungsfällen wird einfach geschrieben Foto: Tuxyso, was mir zu wenig ist und zudem noch gegen die Lizenz verstößt. Mein Eindruck ist, dass der Mediaviewer mit seiner Anzeigephilosophie nun dazu beiträgt, dass es noch mehr fehlerhafte Nachnutzungen geben wird. Wunderbar :( Ob ich den Mediaviewer ausschalten kann, ist dann ja erst mal unerheblich, weil alle anderen (insbesondere IPs) ihn standardmäßig nutzen müssen. Die Lösung von A.Savin sieht interessant aus, werde ich mir bei Gelgenheit noch etwas genauer anschauen. Jetzt warten aber erst mal ein paar schöne Fotos von ihre Bearbeitung :) --Tuxyso (talk) 08:18, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
Siehe Bildlizenz. So viel zu unserem ach so tollem Media-Viewer ...--Alchemist-hp (talk) 16:46, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
Ha ha! Ok, ich geb auf :-(. --Dschwen (talk) 19:20, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
Have a look at this too; attribution should be handled in a more serious way. Jee 17:31, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Re-edition of the Photowikimeetup in Wikimania 2014Edit

Hello Dschwen! in the case that you are also visiting this year's Wikimania in London, you may be interested in attending the new edition of the photowikimeetup that took place in Hong Kong last year, and where you listed up. As the preparation is not yet settled, you are more than welcomed to take part in the discussion here. All the best, Poco2 17:42, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Toolserver extensions (Pano360, etc)Edit

I am a frequent user of your Pano360 and image overlay tools hosted on toolserver, and I was disappointed to find they now redirect to a page with this error:

"The page you requested is hosted by the Toolserver user dschwen, whose account has expired. Toolserver user accounts are automatically expired if the user is inactive for over six months. To prevent stale pages remaining accessible, we automatically block requests to expired content."

I hope this is a temporary situation, as I'm a big fan of those tools. Cheers, Pi.1415926535 (talk) 01:44, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Oh, yes, I have copied the files to safety, but I will have to adapt them to tool labs. Sorry about the inconvenience. --Dschwen (talk) 21:29, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
Ah! That's good to hear. Out of curiosity, what is involved in adapting to tool labs? I'm surprised that it wasn't set up to allow simple transitions from the toolserver, but I also have no experience in that kind of coding so I might be totally off base. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 23:06, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Erinnerung: bitte den tollen {{Pano360}} Viewer aktivieren/umziehen oder was auch immer dazu notwendig ist. Das wird gebraucht :-) Viele Grüße, --Alchemist-hp (talk) 17:07, 19 August 2014 (UTC) P.S. das kommt davon wenn man so tolle Tools bastelt ;-)

@Alchemist-hp: Da arbeite ich gerade dran. Habe ihn schon auf installiert, muss aber noch ein paar anpassungen machen. --Dschwen (talk) 18:18, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Koennte jetzt funktionieren. --Dschwen (talk) 18:58, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Das hört sich gut an und sieht gut aus. Danke. --Alchemist-hp (talk) 20:34, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Help neededEdit

Can you help about this?--Ma Ga 18:08, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

I translate most local system messages at Translatewiki. I didn't say that untranslated messages on Commons can be translated at Translatewiki. The only goal is to translate the messages, at Translatewiki or somewhere else, it isn't matter. If you can help, it would be appreciated.--Ma Ga 21:13, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Let me know, which strings you would like to be translatable (and your translations for those). --Dschwen (talk) 21:26, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
OK, here they are:
- tabs above picture:
  • global usage -> globalna uporaba
  • find categories -> pronađi kategorije
  • log -> evidencije
  • purge -> očisti međuspremnik
  • move -> premjesti
- links above picture:
  • Download -> Preuzmi
  • Download all sizes -> Preuzmi u svim veličinama (this is a tooltip)
- download pop up:
  • Download this file -> Preuzmi ovu datoteku
  • Page URL: -> Adresa stranice:
  • File URL: -> Adresa slike:
  • Attribution: -> Imenovanje:
  • Attribution not legally required -> Imenovanje nije zakonski obvezno
  • Download image file: -> Preuzmi datoteku:
  • Full resolution -> u punoj rezoluciji
  • Use this file -> Uporaba datoteke
  • Use this file on the web -> Uporaba datoteke na internetu (this is a tooltip)
- Use this file pop up:
  • Use this file on the web -> Uporaba datoteke na internetu
  • Page URL, File URL and Attribution -> translation same as above
  • Use this file -> Uporaba datoteke
  • Use this file on a wiki -> Uporaba datoteke na wikiju (this is a tooltip)
- Use this file pop up:
  • Use this file on a wiki -> Uporaba datoteke na wikiju
  • Thumbnail: -> Minijatura:
  • Image: -> Slika:
  • Email a link -> Pošalji poveznicu e-poštom
  • Email a link to this file -> Pošalji poveznicu na ovu datoteku e-poštom (this is a tooltip)
  • Information -> Informacije
  • Information about reusing -> Informacije o daljnjem korištenju (this is a tooltip)
- link below picture:
  • request rotation -> zatraži okretanje
  • Request a (permanent) correction... (tooltip for rotation request) -> Zatraži trajni ispravak rotacije slike ukoliko je slika krivo orijentirana. Probajte očistiti međuspremnik ukoliko je datoteka postavljena prije listopada 2011.
I hope I'm not asking too much.--Ma Ga 12:19, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
If it's too much, please, let me know if I can do it. Thanks again.--Ma Ga 12:22, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
@MaGa:, none of those strings is related to the ZoomViewer. Most of them should be on TranslateWiki (except for the Request rotation stuff, I can look into that). --Dschwen (talk) 16:25, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
Well, I'll try again on the Translatewiki.--Ma Ga 18:10, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Migration to Toollabs?Edit

Will “DschwenBot” be migrated from Toolserver to Toollabs? Or will there be any alternative to the template “GPS EXIF”? Kind regards, --Hasenläufer (talk) 02:47, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Uhm... it already is migrated to tool labs. Let me check if there is an issue with that bot. --Dschwen (talk) 14:37, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, good to know! I was warned by User:DschwenBot, stating Warning - This bot runs on the Toolserver. Toolserver will stop operating on June 30 2014, all tools that have not been migrated by that date will stop working. Operators are advised to move their bots to Toollabs. Thanks for your effort! --Hasenläufer (talk) 15:51, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
Oh, yeah, I never noticed that template parameter. It was added by another user and triggered the warning box. Anyhow the bot was moved quite a while ago. --Dschwen (talk) 21:00, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
\O/ --Steinsplitter (talk) 21:07, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Advice on getting dark areas at night without blowing out well-lit areas in a photoEdit

What is the secret to getting dark areas without blowing out well-lit areas as you do at File:CTA Night.jpg?--TonyTheTiger (talk) 21:39, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

I tried some night shooting last night of the new sign on the Trump Tower at File:20140628 Trump International Hotel and Tower (Chicago) at night (1).JPG and File:20140628 Trump International Hotel and Tower (Chicago) at night (2).JPG, but had lots of troubles.--TonyTheTiger (talk) 21:41, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
Hey Tony! The CTA Night picture is combined from three exposures. The dynamic range is too large to be captured in a single shot. I can give you pointers how to combine the images. --Dschwen (talk) 15:34, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
That sounds complicated. What kind of software does that?--TonyTheTiger (talk) 03:38, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, it is a bit of work. Hugin helps aligning the photos, and Enfuse combines them. There are other programs than those of course. --Dschwen (talk) 03:12, 5 July 2014 (UTC)


Hi Dschwen, i'm a huge fan of your FastCCI! :-)

Did I mention that FastCCI is awesome? It's really awesome!

It's a fantastic tool, immensely useful and nicely done! An old dream come true :-)) My biggest "use case" is finding videos in a category (with subcategories). For example FastCCI: IN Category:Videos AND IN Category:Airport, FastCCI: IN Category:Videos AND IN Category:OpenStreetMap. There are 2 major problems:

  • 1) Videos are badly categorized. There is apparently no automatic categorization per mime-type (.ogv and .webm), which is sad ;-)
  • 2) Your presentation of results is optimized for beautiful featured pics, which is not always the best for videos. Video thumbnails load really slow. Some minimal info text below the thumbnail would be great. It would be great, if the results would indicate which category intersection was just requested (like in the 2 examples above, the URL is very cryptic ;-)) Maybe you can change the results presentation for "in this cat and in cat X" and "in this cat but not in cat X"?

Anyway, many, many thanks for this seriously awesome tool! --Atlasowa (talk) 12:58, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Hey Atlasowa, thanks for the comments. I can look into adding mimetype autocategories. Fos point 2, what info would you like to see below the thumbs? --Dschwen (talk) 03:28, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi Dschwen,

  • Re: video categorization, i didn't really expect that you could actually do something about it. So this is a really nice surprise. :-) "mimetype autocategories" sounds great. Commons is lacking a useful video search functionality, this would be a great improvement! The old ogg-serch tool by user:Bryan has been unavailable for some time now. Maybe "FastCCI video search" would be worth a standalone tool? (See "bonus question" below)
  • Re: FastCCI result presentation, some ideas, nothing too fancy i hope:
  • thumb / image size: I had a look at video file presentation in default search results and category pages: The good thing is, the preview thumbs are prerendered and load fast. The bad thing is, they are really small (120px?). Is it possible to use for FastCCI a bigger prerendered preview resolution? 320px? The "video start button" is nice too, but not really necessary.
  • minimal file info: The most basic info is found on Category pages: "First A320 aircraft for Jetstar Japan.ogv / 38.41 MB" (file name + file size). Abit more is in the default search results: File name + snippets from the description + "(Ogg Theora video file, 1 min 52 s) - 22:23, 20 May 2014". Video length is nice (maybe too complex?), File name and file size are the most important info.
  • FastCCI results header: I like your clean and simple use of icons. The intersection icons are really helpful  ,   and the permalink   is straightforward and indispensable :-) The "strong match / weak match slider" is really nice design - although i would like to read the word "subcategories" somewhere, anywhere ... ;) For the FastCCI results page, I imagine a header / title / something like this:


FastCCI:   IN Category:Airports AND IN Category:VideoMIMEtype  

Strong match <-----------------------------------------------------------------------------> Weak match



FastCCI:   IN Category:Airports BUT NOT IN Category:Videos from airports  

Strong match <-----------------------------------------------------------------------------> Weak match

  • Bonus question: Do you have ideas how to make FastCCI more accessible to more people? I think few people on commons are aware of the tool (Commons:Database_reports/User_preferences#Gadgets, but the stats are from April) and few users know how powerful, useful and flexible FastCCI is! Some FastCCI request examples with permalinks on Help:FastCCI would help. If it can handle more traffic without problems, and if we can polish the user interface a little, i would like to RequestforComment to make FastCCI a default-activated gadget. Or at least link it on the search page/search help pages etc. Why isn't FastCCI presented on Commons:Tools, btw? (Bryans dead tool is?) And readers may be interested in video search too... ;-/ Granted, the new cirrus-search offers incategory-search now, but ... subcats? Well, i'm brainstorming for now ... :-) --Atlasowa (talk) 11:18, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
Uhm... FastCCI is a default gadget :-). The video categorization might be better solved by a bot that adds a video category to any ogv and webm file that is not yet categorized as such (the bot could use the FastCCI database to determine if the files are aalready categorized below Videos or not). --Dschwen (talk) 20:44, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
Ha! And i thought i was one of only 13 gadget users ^^ I have now removed the defunct "OggSearch" from Commons:Tools and added Commons:Tools#FastCCI, please have a look. Do you have a specific bot in mind for "mimetype autocategorization"? --Atlasowa (talk) 13:38, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Neuer Name für Createaccount --> KeysangerEdit

Hallo Dschwen,

Ich bin der (Universal) User Keysanger, mein alter Name in Commons ist "Createaccount" und vor langer Zeit habe ich gebeten diese Doppelte "Buchführung" zu beenden: here. Leider haben wir uns mit der Sache zu verschiedene Zeiten gekümmert. Können wir die Sache jetzt zu Ende bringen?. --Keysanger (talk) 20:02, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Das ist jetzt ein bisschen bloed gelaufen. Da Du den Keysanger account schon benutzt kann ich eigentlich nix mehr machen. Das Zusammenfuegen von Accounts ist technisch nicht moeglich. Wenn ich due Createaccount contributions auf Keysanger verschiebe verlierst Du die existierenden Keysanger contributions. Mein Vorschlag daher: Benutze einfach nure deinen Keysanger account (und verlinke den alten Createaccount user von deiner userpage). --Dschwen (talk) 20:12, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
File:Battle of midway-deployment map.svg und File:Pueblos indigenas de Chile-ver.svg sind die einzigen (mehr oder weniger) wertvollen Bilder die ich als Keysanger hochgeladen habe (der Rest meiner Contribs sind Kleinkram). Deswegen würde ich lieber alle meine (wenigen) Contribs als Keysanger verlieren und als Author von den (zahlreicheren) Createaccounts Contribs gelten. Wenn Du es machen willst, ich bin einverstanden. --Keysanger (talk) 11:54, 20 July 2014 (UTC). Ich bin auch einverstanden, ... --Createaccount 11:57, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Ok, ist erledigt. Ich habe verschoben: "Keysanger" -> "Keysanger (old)" und "Createaccount" -> "Keysanger" --Dschwen (talk) 03:58, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
Hallo Dschwen, erst mal Danke für die Arbeit. Aber ich komme nicht automatisch aus der en:WP in mein Keysanger Konto in Commons, obwohl ich im Moment bei der en:WP angemeldet bin und wenn ich über einen Artikel auf die de:WP gehe, komme ich dort an als (Universal) Keysanger. D.h., jetzt kann ich in commons unterschreiben nur mit meinen IP. Jetzt logge ich mich ein als commons:Keysanger und unterschreibe. --Createaccount 15:38, 18 August 2014 (UTC) (Offensichtlich sind mein Createaccount passwort und signatur jetzt gültig für Keysanger)
Problem gelöst mit Hilfe von . --Keysanger 08:59, 21 September 2014 (UTC)
Ok, gut zu wissen. Inzwischen hat sich der Umbenennunsprozess komplett geaendert und ist in der Hand der global renamer und nicht mehr der bureaucrats. --Dschwen (talk) 15:04, 21 September 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for deleting my uploaded image that I requested deletion quicklyEdit

Hi Dschwen, Thank you for speedy deleting my uploaded image. Currently, I (the image uploader) still have several unnecessary image files that I requested to speedy deletion. I have already removed the source and license information of these images. In order to obey Wiki's rule, if you got spare time, I hope you might delete the rest of the images. Again, thank you.Ebay5678 (talk) 15:58, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

FPC BotEdit

Unless you didn't notice it. Jee 05:58, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Videos für Wikipedia-Artikel: Workshops und WettbewerbEdit

Hallo Dschwen!

Wir haben gesehen, dass Du Dich vor einiger Zeit an einem der verschiedenen Wiki-Video-Projekte beteiligt hast. Daher wollen wir Dich auf „Videos für Wikipedia-Artikel“ aufmerksam machen. Wir möchten eine Diskussion darüber anstoßen, welche Bildsprache der Wikipedia angemessen ist. Dazu veranstalten wir einen Video-Wettbewerb – anlässlich des Wissenschaftsjahres 2014 zum Thema „Digitale Gesellschaft“. Für diejenigen, die Interesse haben, aber sich mit Videoproduktion noch nicht auskennen bzw. wenn sie Video-Kenntnisse haben, diese teilen möchten, gibt es Workshops. Der erste, zum Thema „Dokumentation/Interview“, findet am 30. und 31. August in Lüneburg statt. Es würde uns sehr freuen, wenn Du Lust hast mitzumachen! Viele Grüße,--NSm (VWA) (talk) 04:37, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Hallo. Danke fuer den Hinweis. Allerdings ist Lueneburg ein wenig weit weg fur mich, ich wohne naemlich in Idaho in den USA. Aber bei der Wikimania in London werde ich dabei sein. Da gibts ja wohl auch ein bisschen was mit videos. --Dschwen (talk) 15:43, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

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

Hallo Dschwen, Dein Bot legt ja fleißig immer die neuen Unterkategorieen an. Wegen dem neuen Commonshelper benötigt man diese Kategorisierung leider wohl nicht mehr... Oder weißt Du was Näheres? Grüße --Brackenheim (talk) 13:26, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Ich weiss von dieser Aenderung nichts. Es ist aber kein Problem dem Bot zu sagen, er moege die Kategorien nicht erzeugen. --Dschwen (talk) 19:09, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

QIs pro Monat/JahrEdit

Hallo Daniel, ich werde in Wikimania die Chance haben diesen Vortrag zu halten. Dafür wäre für mich von Interesse zu erfahren wie viele QIs wurden seit 2006 jährlich promoviert. Da QICbot den ganzen Prozess letztendlich durchführt, frage ich dich. Vielleicht gibt es ja eine einfache Weise dies zu ermitteln. Mir fällt im Moment keine ein. Viele Grüsse und bis nächste Woche :) Poco2 21:33, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Hallo Diego! Ich hatte mal ein script dafuer. Lass mich mal schauen. --Dschwen (talk) 21:48, 30 July 2014 (UTC)
Super, vielen Dank! Genau das habe ich gebraucht. Es fällt dabei ein Peak in Oktober 2013 auf (Promoted in der Regel 1500-200, aber in Oktober 5147). Sind das Duplikate?. Ich denke, damals hatte QICbot Schwierigkeiten den Prozess durchzuführen und evtl. liegen die hohe Zahlen daran, dass diese die Summe von mehreren Bot-Anläufen ist. Viele Grüsse, Poco2 14:12, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Ja, das kann sein. Ich kann auch nochmal ein etwas intelligenteres Auswertungsscript bauen. --Dschwen (talk) 14:25, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Wow, das war schnell! Das sieht ganz anders (und plausibler) aus! Vielen Dank nochmals. Übrigens, dein Benutzername kommt mal in der Präsentation vor, vielleicht ist sie für dich von Interesse. Viele Grüsse,Poco2 17:33, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Klar, wollte ich mir sowieso anschauen. --Dschwen (talk) 18:31, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Übrigens, ich konnte die letzten Zahlen plausibilisieren. Die Summe aller Promoted Bilder aus deinem Auszug ist fast gleich zu der aktuell im Projekt vorhandenen Bilder. Gut zu hören, dann sehen wir uns mindestens zwei Mal :) Poco2 19:05, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Kategorisierung aller Bilder, die über QIC laufenEdit

Hallo Daniel! ein ganz anders Thema... ich habe mich immer gefragt warum die Bilder, die QICbot abräumt und abgehlehnt wurden, in keiner Weise von QICbot kategorisiert werden. Die promovierten sowie die nicht gereviewed erhalten eine Kategorie aber diese nicht. Nutzen: jeder könnte parat unterscheiden welche Bilder noch nicht QI sind weil sie noch nicht nominiert wurden oder weil sie abgelehnt wurden. Ich schicke in der Regel alle Bilder, die ich uploade, Richtung QIC aber es kann sein, dass das eine oder andere durchrutscht. Mit der Kategorie "Declined QI candidates" könnte ich ausschliessen, welche Bilder noch nie in QIC waren und welche dieser Bilder, nach einer Verbesserung, eine Chance zum QI Stempel hätten. Das Thema ist natürlich Prio 3, aber ich wollte zuerst deine Meinung dazu hören. Ich habe mir nämlich überlegt so etwas für meine Bilder (manueller Prozess) einzuführen, aber ich denke, dass es evtl. vom allgemeinen Interesse ist. Viele Grüsse, Poco2 09:11, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Klar warum nicht. Hoert sich sinnvoll an. Ich weiss auch nicht, warun es diese Kategorie nicht gibt und ob es eine Diskussion darum jemals gab. Vielleicht sollte vermieden werden Bilder negativ zu markieren? --Dschwen (talk) 15:24, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
Ich habe schon daran gedacht, aber ich glaube, dass gerade die jenigen, die nicht mit unseren Prozessen vertraut sind, diese (versteckten) Kategorien gar nicht wahrnehmen. Ich werde das Thema in der Diskussionsseite von QIC vorschlagen. Viele Grüsse, Poco2 16:34, 2 August 2014 (UTC)


I added and fixed some translations in Bengali on Commons:WikiMiniAtlas/Translations. Please make them live. And also have one question: There is a language option under "Show labels from". Is it possible to add bengali (bn) language there. --Aftab1995 (talk) 17:03, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

I saw that. Thanks! I have support for too many languages to put them all into the menu, but I need to change something. I should put the current userinterface language into the menu (i.e. if you are using the bengali language settings on commons that language should show up). --Dschwen (talk) 01:43, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
Translations are added now. You may have to purge your cache! --Dschwen (talk) 02:07, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

QIVoter questionEdit

Hi, I have created a wiki help page for QIVoter here but I noticed that the tool don't appears in preferences. I don't remember how I activated it, could you review the first step of the help? Thanks in advance, --Elisardojm (talk) 08:38, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Elisardojm. The QIVoter is not a gadget, it is a script that is always loaded in the QIC page. The code is at MediaWiki:QIvoter.js (and is included in MediaWiki:Common.js). There are two scripts, that are very specific to the QIC page (the voter and the signature fix), which did not made sense to implement as a gadget (especially the signature fix, which is absolutely essential on QIC to circumvent a dramatic wiki parser regression). Thanks for documenting this, but it should probably be moved to the talk page of the actual script. --Dschwen (talk) 19:07, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Done, thanks! --Elisardojm (talk) 00:17, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

hi ;)Edit

nice to meet you ;) --アンタナナ 09:39, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Ha, likewise. I'd be interested to see how you'll end up managing that Facebook issue. Can you let me know when your WLM rules appear? --Dschwen (talk) 09:57, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Openclipart imagesEdit

Thank you for looking into the matter!

Natkabrown (talk) 15:02, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Code issues in MediaWiki:Gadget-fastcci.jsEdit

Hi Dschwen, I am a bored bot (this is kind of a computer program) that is watching the recent changes and tapping buttons like I did now.

Curious about the reason? Possibly not but I will tell you anyway:

  1. You edited MediaWiki:Gadget-fastcci.js. Thank you for caring about Wikimedia Commons's javascript pages.
  2. Though, that change appears to introduce 1 new jshint issue — the page's status is now having warnings.
  3. To help you understanding where the issues are, I have aggregated a report here and now. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask users experienced in javascript writing for help. But do not ask the bot's operators (chronically overwrought) unless you suspect an error of mine.
  1. ISSUE: line 900 character 52: Missing semicolon. - Evidence: $('html').click(function(){ menu.hide(); })
  2. ISSUE: line 916 character 22: Value of 'e' may be overwritten in IE 8 and earlier. - Evidence: } catch(e) {

Your CommonsMaintenanceBot (talk) at 16:54, 9 August 2014 (UTC).

You are a Stroopwafel T-shirt winner!!!Edit

Congratualations, you have won in the Stroopwafel T-shirt competition. Please come and pick up your limited edition shirt at the WMNL infotable after the Group Photo Session this afternoon. See you there! DDJJ (talk) 13:12, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Yay! I'll be there. Thanks. --Dschwen (talk) 13:26, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Dateibeschreibungstexte per Stapel bearbeiten?Edit

Man kann das per Commonist, dabei wird dann aber jedesmal eine neue dateiversion hochgeladen, das kann es ja eigentlich nicht sein. Gibt es dafür ein Tool oder wann schreibst du es? *duck* ;) --Ralf Roleček 13:18, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Haha. Keine Ahnung. So ein tool koennte aber nutzlich sein. Moectest Du da Deine letzten Uploads drin sehen? Or alle Bilder einer Kategorie? --Dschwen (talk) 13:30, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
Kategorie ware sicher sinnvoll. Und da die Möglichkeit, anzuklicken, welche Bilder diese Änderung betrifft. --Ralf Roleček 13:51, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
Spontaner Vorschlag COM:AWB, allerdings musst du etwas Englisch können (Deutsche Beschreibung gibt es...). Ansonsten kann man noch den Help:VisualFileChange.js verwenden. GrußUser: Perhelion (Commons: = crap?)19:10, 10 August 2014 (UTC)

Bot spam abschaltenEdit

Hallo Daniel, es ist tatsächlich implementiert. Für Sachen in Deinem BNR lässt er Dich in Ruhe. Du hast Commit-Rechte für das Repo und kannst die Änderungen auch auf Tool-Labs anwenden. Weiß nicht, ob ich es für MW-Seiten ausschaltbar machen sollte; manchmal passiert es doch mal, dass sich ein Fehler einschleicht. -- Rillke(q?) 18:39, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Hilfe bei komischer KoordinatenangabeEdit

Hallo, ich glaub du bist einer der Koordinatenexperten hier. Kannst du mir bei [28] weiterhelfen? Die von mir geschätzte Lage hab ich mit dem GeoLocator-Tool eingetragen. Außerdem hab ich die (vermutlich sehr genaue) Info "N52 34.959 E13 29.303" vom Uploader bekommen, bei der ich aber nicht weiß, wie ich die Teile nach den Punkten in die location Vorlage eintragen soll (habs probiert, kommen nur weiter entfernte Orte raus). Auf den Projektseiten Georeferenzierung (commons und dewiki) hab ich auch schon nach Hilfe gesucht aber nichts ähnliches gefunden. Gruß Holger1959 (talk) 00:40, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Camera location52° 34′ 57.54″ N, 13° 29′ 18.18″ E  View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Earth 
Der Mix aus Dezimalpunken und Minuten ist etwas ungewoehnlich (normalerweise haben wir entweder dezimal grad oder grad/minute/sekunde). Die Vorlage ist {{Location}} fuer beide Faelle. Hoffe das hilft. --Dschwen (talk) 11:28, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
P.S.: Standest Du im Wasser, als Du das Bild gemacht hast? Wir kodieren hier auf Commons naemlich den Standpunkt der Kamera :-) --Dschwen (talk) 11:31, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
super, danke! Die Null an der dritten Stelle ist genau die Lösung, den "Trick" merk ich mir.
Das Foto ist nicht von mir, die Koordinaten sind vom Fotografen nachträglich geschätzt wordne (die ganze Frage entstand bei [29]). Keine Ahnung auf welcher Seite vom Gewässer er gestanden hat, deshalb Object location und der abgebildete Bereich ist ja auch nur ein paar Meter groß. wenn ich ansonsten Koordinaten eintrage guck ich meistens schon, dass ich den Aufnahmestandort hinbekomm und Location nehm. Find das alles sehr praktisch mit der Georeferenzierung, nur bei der Menge an Vorlagen und Tools bin ich manchmal erst aufgeschmissen wie ein Anfänger. Wenn ichs dann kapiert hab, gehts aber gut ;) Holger1959 (talk) 22:27, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

QICbot notificationsEdit

I was just wondering, as a way to avoid repeated section titles on talk pages, could you please add a date to the title? Eg "Quality Image Promotion (2014-08-13)"? -mattbuck (Talk) 10:40, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Hey mattbuck, that is a good suggestion. Nice meeting you by the way! --Dschwen (talk) 10:57, 13 August 2014 (UTC)


Habe die Beschreibung nach Commons: verschoben oder hatte das irgend einen sinn dass die Beschreibung in MW Namespace war? --Steinsplitter (talk) 07:11, 17 August 2014 (UTC)


Hi, I was approached by Natka at Wikimania and we had a chat about this upload. You appear to have it in hand, so I'm moving on to other stuff. If you would like it in my to-do queue, let me know, no promises on when though.   -- (talk) 13:58, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi Fae, thanks for following up on this. I did pull a mirror of all the clipart images, and the SVGs do seem to contain the necessary metadata. I haven't figured out quite how to map the "tags" in the files to commons categories sensibly. I'm wondering if I should just create a bunch of Category: Openclipart tag tagname, which would allow for easy resorting using cat-a-lot. Or is it better to figure the tag-category mapping out in advance? --Dschwen (talk) 14:37, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
No easy answer. I'm not a fan of generating large category trees that users might find unhelpful when searching using category intersections. I would be tempted to stick all files in one Images from Openclipart, possibly adding it as an unchangeable category in a credit template. Then if the category names are very obvious, like "dog", "flower", "curtains", I would let them be added automatically if the category exists on Commons (I do this with a simple .exists() function in pywikibot) and skipped if not. I have also added a keywords section to the information template, which could be used by VFC or other tools to easily categorize sub-sets to categories, it's an idea for other volunteers to benefit from in the long term. Not having reviewed the set, it's hard to say, so it might be an idea to do a test run (first 200 or 1000?), then ask for feedback on the batch upload page. -- (talk) 15:01, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

GeoCommons database currently unavailable.Edit

Hi Daniel,

I hope you are well:)

Sorry to bother you with a boring technical problem.

When I use the links in Location templates to see the camera location of a photo on either OpenStreetMaps or Google Maps, I do not get any results, but there is an error icon in the middle on the map view. When I click it, the following error message is written:

  The GeoCommons database is currently unavailable, please try again later.

Any idea what is the problem, and what to do with it?

Take care, --Slaunger (talk) 18:33, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Hello Slaunger. I don't know what the problem is, sorry. The WikiMiniAtlas however works (I'll need to update it's database, its been about a month since I last did that). --Dschwen (talk) 01:58, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
OK, Daniel, thanks for the information. --Slaunger (talk) 20:41, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

zoomviewer issue?Edit

Daniel, any idea why the zoomviewer tool is returning "Not a valid JPG file!" on files such as this image? Thanks! Earthsound (talk) 17:44, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

@Earthsound: The Magna Carta file had an odd file header. I perform a sanity check to see if the file is actually a JPEG file. Looks like I didn't catch all possible variants. I've fixed that now. Let me know if you find other cases where the viewer complains but shouldn't. --Dschwen (talk) 20:20, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
@Dschwen: Thanks! Sorry for the late response. I'll pass along any others. Thanks again. Earthsound (talk) 15:03, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Script errors on QIvotehelperEdit

Hi mate. I've been getting numerous "script error at line 0" popups while using the QIVoteHelper tool. I think it's complaining because I sometimes alter it to promote/decline manually (for instance if someone has already added a second parameter). Either way it spams my screen with little messages on the right hand side, meaning I can't see some of the text input window. Perhaps you could make those errors not display to standard users? -mattbuck (Talk) 14:41, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

OK, it seems this always pops up, even when just clicking in. Further, adding typing causes one error per character edited. -mattbuck (Talk) 19:42, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Uh oh. I'll check it out right now. --Dschwen (talk) 20:11, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Sigh. Yes, I can confirm the error exists. :-/ This stupid "Script Error" bubble makes it unnecessarily difficult to trace where the error actually happens. --Dschwen (talk) 21:49, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Note to self window.onerror = null takes care of that crap. Yeah, I found the problem. Fixing it now... --Dschwen (talk) 21:52, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  Done --Dschwen (talk) 21:54, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. As an aside, have you considered archiving your talk page? You do have over 200 sections currently. -mattbuck (Talk) 19:53, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

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Auf S.29 (Getting the label data) ist noch etwas vom WMA-Vortrag. War mir beim FastCCI-Vortrag gar nicht aufgefallen. -- Rillke(q?) 04:04, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Hmmm, stimmt. Ich frage mich, ob ich die letzte Version hochgeladen habe :-/ . Da muss ich wohl nochmal nachbessern. --Dschwen (talk) 17:01, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

An important message about renaming usersEdit

Dear Dschwen,

I am cross-posting this message to many places to make sure everyone who is a Wikimedia Foundation project bureaucrat receives a copy. If you are a bureaucrat on more than one wiki, you will receive this message on each wiki where you are a bureaucrat.

As you may have seen, work to perform the Wikimedia cluster-wide single-user login finalisation (SUL finalisation) is taking place. This may potentially effect your work as a local bureaucrat, so please read this message carefully.

Why is this happening? As currently stated at the global rename policy, a global account is a name linked to a single user across all Wikimedia wikis, with local accounts unified into a global collection. Previously, the only way to rename a unified user was to individually rename every local account. This was an extremely difficult and time-consuming task, both for stewards and for the users who had to initiate discussions with local bureaucrats (who perform local renames to date) on every wiki with available bureaucrats. The process took a very long time, since it's difficult to coordinate crosswiki renames among the projects and bureaucrats involved in individual projects.

The SUL finalisation will be taking place in stages, and one of the first stages will be to turn off Special:RenameUser locally. This needs to be done as soon as possible, on advice and input from Stewards and engineers for the project, so that no more accounts that are unified globally are broken by a local rename to usurp the global account name. Once this is done, the process of global name unification can begin. The date that has been chosen to turn off local renaming and shift over to entirely global renaming is 15 September 2014, or three weeks time from now. In place of local renames is a new tool, hosted on Meta, that allows for global renames on all wikis where the name is not registered will be deployed.

Your help is greatly needed during this process and going forward in the future if, as a bureaucrat, renaming users is something that you do or have an interest in participating in. The Wikimedia Stewards have set up, and are in charge of, a new community usergroup on Meta in order to share knowledge and work together on renaming accounts globally, called Global renamers. Stewards are in the process of creating documentation to help global renamers to get used to and learn more about global accounts and tools and Meta in general as well as the application format. As transparency is a valuable thing in our movement, the Stewards would like to have at least a brief public application period. If you are an experienced renamer as a local bureaucrat, the process of becoming a part of this group could take as little as 24 hours to complete. You, as a bureaucrat, should be able to apply for the global renamer right on Meta by the requests for global permissions page on 1 September, a week from now.

In the meantime please update your local page where users request renames to reflect this move to global renaming, and if there is a rename request and the user has edited more than one wiki with the name, please send them to the request page for a global rename.

Stewards greatly appreciate the trust local communities have in you and want to make this transition as easy as possible so that the two groups can start working together to ensure everyone has a unique login identity across Wikimedia projects. Completing this project will allow for long-desired universal tools like a global watchlist, global notifications and many, many more features to make work easier.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the SUL finalisation, read over the Help:Unified login page on Meta and leave a note on the talk page there, or on the talk page for global renamers. You can also contact me on my talk page on meta if you would like. I'm working as a bridge between Wikimedia Foundation Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Stewards, and you to assure that SUL finalisation goes as smoothly as possible; this is a community-driven process and I encourage you to work with the Stewards for our communities.

Thank you for your time. -- Keegan (WMF) talk 18:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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File:Fastcci screenshot4.pngEdit

Author list updated. Deleting the old version is good as it shows very different photographs. Jee 03:15, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

QICbot mal wieder?Edit

Hallo Dschwen,

der liebe QICbot scheint ja durchaus Tag für Tag diverse Kilobytes von der Kandidatenliste wegzuschaufeln, aber merkwürdigerweise findet sich dort auch am heutigen 12. September noch ein Bild, das am 25. August nominiert und am 26. August "promoviert" wurde. Ich frage mich, ob daran der Eintrag ein paar Tage drüber (29. August 2014) schuld ist, bei dem der Nominierer falsch unterschrieben hat ... ? --Hagman (talk) 14:24, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

{{QI seal}} {{FP star}} {{VI-tiny}}Edit

Hallo Daniel,
ich hätte zwei Fragen an dich - das eine einfach nur zu deiner Meinung, die zweite eine (hoffentlich einfach zu lösende) Formatierungsfrage:

  • was hältst du davon, die drei Galerie-Anzeiger für QI, FP und VI zu links zu den Projektseiten zu gestalten (müsste mit der Ergänzung |link=COM:QI im Template einfach möglich sein)?
Ich hab das gerade für ein neu gebasteltes   {{GLAM}} ausprobiert und damit gleich zur zweiten Frage:
  • weißt du, wie ich beim Template:GLAM Commons:GLAM als default-Seite verlinken könnte, aber durch eine möglichst kurze Ergänzung (z.B. {{GLAM|1}} oder {{GLAM|Y}}) einen Link zu einer Projektinternen GLAM-Seite schaffen könnte (so wie es jetzt über link=GLAM {{Pagename}} der Fall ist - praktisch um z.B. von der Galerie über Versailles zur GLAM-Galerie über das GLAM-Projekt Versailles zu verlinken)?

Sonst hab ich letzte Woche mit Funke über Benutzer-Galerien von interessanten Bildern geredet und endlich dein Favorites-Gadget ausprobiert, dass ich schon seit einer Weile angehakelt hatte. Geht schon ziemlich in die Richtung, die ich mir wünsche, auch wenn ich gleich wieder einige Vorschläge hatte... ;->
Ganz liebe Grüße,
Anna reg (talk) 10:53, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

QICbot no result after discussionEdit

Hi Dschwen, could you make QICbot add the "unassessed QIs" category to /Nominations removed from the discussion section? It currently only does it for files in the main section. -mattbuck (Talk) 17:59, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

DschwenBot und KoordinatenEdit

Hallo Dschwen, ich hatte u.a. bei File:Familiengruft Busse Exin.jpg und File:Neu Kollatz, ehem. Gutshaus.jpg die Location-Vorlage entfernt, da die Koordinaten falsch sind. Nun hat dein Bot sie wieder eingefügt. Wie kann man verhindern, dass das wieder passiert? --тнояsтеn 06:14, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Der bot sollte jede Seite nur einmal besuchen. Also einfach nochmal entfernen. --Dschwen (talk) 16:23, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
OK, mal sehen. Danke --тнояsтеn 16:59, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

{{LargeImage}} und PNG sowie TIFF DateienEdit

Hallo Dschwen,
da MediaWiki jetzt auch Vorschaubilder von PNG- und TIFF-Bildern über 50 Megapixel generiert, wäre es sinnvoll, dass Dschwenbot auch diese Dateien markiert. Leider kann aber der InteractiveViewer nur JPEG-Bilder anzeigen. Vielleicht wäre es sinnvoll, große PNG und TIFF automatisch mit {{Browserwarning}} zu markieren?
Gruß, --Bürgerentscheid (talk) 18:30, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Da waere nur eine kleine Aenderung am interactive viewer noetig um TIFF und PNG zuzulassen. Ich schau mal. --Dschwen (talk) 19:45, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Das wäre ja eine tolle Verbesserung. Vielen Dank. --Bürgerentscheid (talk) 21:09, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Hallo Dschwen, ich würd das Thema TIFF nochmal anpingen wollen. Ich glaube, grad im Zuge dieser ganzen Massen-Uploads aus Archivseiten, bekommen wir zunehmend mehr dieser großen TIFF-Dateien. Grad wieder mit Category:UB Basel Maps sowas gesehen. Leider sind die TIFF's wegen der Beschränkung im ZoomViewer nicht wirklich nutzbar (über die Weboberfläche). VG, --Alexrk2 (talk) 14:27, 11 October 2015 (UTC)



I'm very intersted by this script because it could be helpful for frwikt for some research (especially "is in this category and not in..."). But I can't access I always have an internal error (500). Could you please tell me how to use this tool whitout a script (for testing purposes before adapting the script for frwikt)? Thanks by advance, Automatik (talk) 18:28, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

The sources are on github. It is a bit more than just a script though. The error 500 is to be expected, as you are not passing a valid query to the server. --Dschwen (talk) 02:01, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Insertions of location when complex other_fields existEdit

Hi, could you add an error trap for template insertions like this one? Thanks -- (talk) 19:06, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

@: thanks for the bug report, this seems to be an error parsing the page by my bot. It obviously thinks {{Information field}} is {{Information}}. This should be easy to fix. --Dschwen (talk) 15:45, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

QICbot and VICbotEdit

Can you configure two bots to sign on user talk pages, so that bots (SpBot and ArchiveBot) can automatically archive them? Thanks. — revimsg 16:15, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Template:Photo challenge rules restrictedEdit

Hello Dschwen,
could you perhaps help with a strange problem (at least to me) we have with this template, where the automatic translations of the month somehow decides to use the following month for the first parameter - and I really don't understand why... (e.g. december instead of november)?
Best wishes, Anna reg (talk) 09:05, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

@Anna reg: I don't quite understand what the problem is here. Could you point me to a page, where this error is apparent? --Dschwen (talk) 21:56, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, I should have notified you that we found the problem - apparently the template we use to translate the months ({{#time: F|January|de}}) fills the current date automatically in, if no other is given - and we worked on the translations on the 31st, which meant that no month with less than 31 days could be translated... Anna reg (talk) 22:56, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Mini AtlasEdit

Ist der Server überlastet? Bei mir werden gar keine Tiles geladen. -- Rillke(q?) 20:57, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

@Rillke: Tiles wurden bei mir schon geladen, nur keine labels. Es wurden mal wieder die IP adressen der datanbank server geaendert (wohl schon vor einer weile), und ich musste somit die /etc/hosts ind iptables.conf auf dem WMA server austauschen. Das hatte ich gestern Abend gemacht (vor etwa 10 Stunden). Geht es bei Dir jetzt wieder? --Dschwen (talk) 14:57, 6 November 2014 (UTC)
Ja, jetzt gibt es Labels und Tiles. Danke :) -- Rillke(q?) 23:05, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Answer to old questionEdit

Hi Dschwen,

I never answered your question on Bureaucrats noticeboard (didn't see it). I would indeed like to hang on to the rights, I plan on doing further imports using the Glamwiki toolset in the near future.

Greets, Basvb (talk) 19:08, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Ok. --Dschwen (talk) 20:18, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Smarter QIC reviewsEdit

Hi Daniel,

A while ago you mentioned you had thoughts about or were working on a script-assisted QIC review process, which would remove the risk of edit conflicts and make the entire review process more lean. What is the status on this little sub-project?

A restriction of max five noms per user per day has now been put in place as the QIC page has become too bloated and there is a too high frequency of edit conflicts. But really, this restriction is somewhat related to the bad user experience in the review process. I really think it is becoming increasingly urgent to address the problem.

Maybe it is time to completely rethink the QIC process? First of all we are some who has proposed that the review could take place in situ right on the file page or on the file talk page. The status of the review could automatically categorize it to review categories, such that it would be those categories you browsed when looking for images to review. This page would never have to be edited and thus the edit conflicts would be removed. Another positive side effect would be that the actual review is much easier to refind as it will be closely connected to the file page. I think that with some clever template magic and scripting this could be made into a much more pleasing review experience.

Until then, the nominate for QIC script needs to be updated, such that it does not accept to queue up more than five nominations in order to align it with the new adjusted guidelines.

-- Slaunger (talk) 16:11, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Bitte ein Komma in FastCCIEdit

Hallo Dschwen, kannst du bitte im Quelltext des fastcci.js folgendes Komma einfügen: In dieser Kategorie, aber nicht in ...? Sorry, wenn ich mir nicht die Mühe mache, die Zeilennummer zu ermitteln; ich denke, du findest du Stelle. Luxus wäre übrigens, in allen deutschen Wendungen, die drei Punkte beinhalten, vor diesen ein Leerzeichen einzufügen (s. de:Auslassungspunkte#Orthografie). Ich hab es im Bsp. ergänzt. Dankeschön! (Ich spreche dich an, da zu faul, englisch zu schreiben, und dich kenn ich noch von KEB) Grüße, Eryakaas (talk) 18:35, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Danke fuer den Hinweis. Habe ich mal umgesetzt. Hoffendlich ist jetzt alles korrekt. --Dschwen (talk) 21:35, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
Was ich gesehen habe, sieht richtig aus. Typografische Regeln anderer Sprachen kenne ich nicht, ist natürlich möglich, dass es da teilweise ähnlich sein muss. Aber das ist jetzt egal. Dir ist zu danken. Grüße, Eryakaas (talk) 23:22, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Removal of OTRS right of botEdit

Hello Dschwen, You removed the OTRS right of my bot, while it is used for adding large groups of OTRS templates from time to time, including one soon. The OTRS user right was given to my bot to make sure that large groups of adding of the OTRS template does not flood the logs, something which makes maintenance and checking much more difficult. Should I request OTRS right for my bot instead? Greteings - Romaine (talk) 02:50, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Related to this, I received a notice that I am no longer a member of the group "OTRS members"... but I actually am an OTRS volunteer, and have been for well over a year or so. I am not sure what the designation did for me before, or how its removal affects me now. Would you shed some light? Amatulic (talk) 03:36, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
Hi Amatulic, The reason why Dschwen removed the OTRS right on Commons, is because this right is moved to a global OTRS right. Therefore the OTRS right on Commons is no longer needed and duplicate. See yourself in the global userlist: link. Greetings - Romaine (talk) 03:58, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, removing the local group membership was necessary housekeeping. Each OTRS volunteer should now be a member of the global OTRS group. --Dschwen (talk) 05:48, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
Was coming to ask as well... I have my answer :) Anthere (talk) 08:27, 26 November 2014 (UTC)


INeverCry 02:52, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Removing OTRS membershipEdit

You changed my OTRS membership, but note Special:AbuseFilter/69. I am one of the people handling the Norwegian OTRS queue. Jeblad (talk) 11:14, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Ah, I see. Jeblad (talk)

The same for me: You removed my OTRS membership although I am a OTRS-Volunteer for the de-queues. Sometimes I help on the permission-queues, too. Why don't you ask somebody (an OTRS-Admin?) before you descide such things? --Superbass (talk) 11:55, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

@Superbass: Du bist in der globalen Gruppe. Es ändert sich für dich exact null. Ist reines cleanup. --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:56, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, I read the thread before now and understand what you were doing. Maybe it would be a good idea to give a hint to the person whose membership is changed. I had no idea what that change was good for and I guess many OTRS-Members will be in the same situation. Regards, --Superbass (talk) 12:02, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Also the same thing happened to me. I am an OTRS member and handling "info-ar" and "permission-ar". --Ziad (talk) 12:47, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Removing the local group membership was necessary housekeeping. Each OTRS volunteer should now be a member of the global OTRS group. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:04, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
Hm, yeah, sorry this could have been better communicationwise. I am a bit surprised, that none of you got a notification about the added global group membership, but only got one for the group removal. I guess the problem is that echo notifications are local only :-/ --Dschwen (talk) 14:00, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
What is going on? Where can I read more? Why was I removed? Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:01, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
Dschwen, this discussion seems open and not finished. It seems that you are taking action before a debate has ended. Is it correct that you took action based on the outcome of this discussion? Would you be comfortable going to that discussion and closing it? Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:07, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
  • The banner at the top helps! Thanks for changing the rights. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {Talk / Edits} 18:29, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

A pie for you!Edit

  I read your statement (About OTRS) and I want to say "Thanks" :) Ibrahim.ID 17:52, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

New user templateEdit


I've created a new template to describe yourself :

I've use it on my user page.

Regards. --ComputerHotline (talk) 07:59, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

DschwenBot - creating {Location} from EXIFEdit

Hello. Maybe I am wrong, but IMHO it doesn't much sense adding {{Object location dec}} in images that already have other geocoding template, namely {{Location}}. For instance, here the coordinates are of the camera, not of the object. Most of the photos I upload have the direction of the camera (POV) in Exif, but those data is not imported by the Upload Wizard, so I often add the direction "by hand". This is not a very good example, because both locations (of the camera and object are nearly the same, but in many cases, the camera is quite distant from the object shown).

Regards, --Stegop (talk) 01:01, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

So... yeah. I'm personally not a big friend of the Object location template. I think it is not a good idea to apply this template to each and every picture of a given object. If used at all it should be applied at category level. You titled this section with DschwenBot. Do you have a sugegstion on how to improve the bot? The bot's job is to extract and add camera location. --Dschwen (talk) 03:03, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Camera direction import failedEdit

Hi Dschwen, I tested DschwenBot by uploading File:Trojský most, od Troji (2014-11-30).jpg. Even though EXIF of the photo contains camera location parameter as standardly used by Sony cameras (presented as "Direction of movement", the value is 157.15 in this case), DschwenBot edit didn't imported this parameter and wrote "heading:?" instead. --ŠJů (talk) 02:40, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

Direction of movement is not the direction the camera was pointed at. If the Sony camera uses it, then Sony made a bad decision. The bot looks for Exif.GPSInfo.GPSImgDirection and if it doesn't find one it looks for the Exif.GPSInfo.GPSTrack field (which indicates movement direction). I've had a user complain a long time ago that his camera coded direction in that field. It does not make sense. What does the camera code if you are on a train and take a picture out the window? Well, I certainly won't change how Sony is building their cameras or programming their firmware ;-). I'll have a look tomorrow for the field that your camera really uses... (apparently neither of the two I've already added to the bot) --Dschwen (talk) 03:10, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
We should describe photos thoroughly rather than to judge or reprimand Sony company. Sony company is one of the first who applied camera direction in EXIFin 2000s, thus they can be considered as authority on that field, but I don't know their reasons, as well as I don't know why Mediawiki interprets this value from Sony camera as Direction of movement (IrfanView ignores the value totally.). However, we need to wise up to the facts (and to interpret the values in dependence on camera type if needed). --ŠJů (talk) 08:27, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes, ŠJů. That is the gist of what I meant, when I said "Well, I certainly won't change how Sony is building their cameras or programming their firmware ;-). I'll have a look tomorrow for the field that your camera really uses.". I do however absolutely reserve the liberty to "judge" Sony for retarded decisions that are apparently in violation of the EXIF standard. You may judge me for that (and apparently have). --Dschwen (talk) 17:24, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
Aha, so you camera does use Exif.GPSInfo.GPSTrack, but my bot ignored that info because it was set up to accept that field only for a small list of uploaders that had such cameras. I'll remove the uploader check and have the bot always fall back on the Exif.GPSInfo.GPSTrack field. That should fix it. --Dschwen (talk) 17:33, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
Feel free to have your own opinion about Sony company but here we discuss our work on Commons. Maybe, you can make a small analysis which types of cameras use Exif.GPSInfo.GPSTrack for camera direction and which types of devices use it for movement direction and seek for any algorithm which is able to distinguish fhe first from the second. (I thínk, no cameras record real movement direction, but it can be imported to EXIF from external trackers in some cases). You can generate (from uploaded files) a list of cameras with GPS by type and by user and discover its regularity and detect possible exceptions.
Btw, did you know why UploadWizard ignores camera orientation parameters at all and even doesn't allow to enter this value manually? Regrettably, the feedbeck page is de facto without reactions and admins of UploadWizard seem to be like dead beetles. --ŠJů (talk) 19:43, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
Well, when you reinvent the wheel it tends to be not as good as existing wheels ;-). Unfortunately there is often a bit of a disconnect between WMF developers and the community. The Multimedia team has made some real efforts to remedy this, but these efforts have not yet extended to the UploadWizard. --Dschwen (talk) 20:25, 2 December 2014 (UTC)
Not a good idea, imho. As you've pointed out already, Exif.GPSInfo.GPSTrack is for GPS movement and not for the heading. Unless I've missed something and that Sony has an electronic compass, the use of Exif.GPSInfo.GPSTrack is exactly the right field to fill for the camera, but we shouldn't use that to guesstimate the camera heading. See also phabricator:T39925#821479. Cheers, --El Grafo (talk) 16:00, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
Hmmm, well, good point. --Dschwen (talk) 16:03, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
I'm sorry, I checked other photos from the camera and the value is really not a camera direction (though I didn't discover reliably what it really is - when I take a photo, I'm not in motion usually). Thus, the EXIF of the camera is correct but its manual is a bit shoddy. --ŠJů (talk) 17:13, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
Ok. Well, you must have been in motion to get where you are taking the picture ;-). So maybe either the last reliable direction sticks, or as El Grafo said the positional noise of the GPS generates random directions. In any case, full steam reverse, I'm disabling that fallback again :-). --Dschwen (talk) 17:26, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Finnish Museum of PhotographyEdit

I trust you're now aware of [30]. I suggest you start your RfC as a matter of some urgency so factually correct information can be provided to potential participants and there's no possibility of discussion degenerating into a mud slinging match between you, Fae and others in direct view of an enormously valuable potential contributor, as happened in this case. Nick (talk) 11:38, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

@Nick: Clicking on your link made me aware, thanks. I do not see a sense of urgency to start the RfC. As a matter of fact, I'd prefer to keep my interactions with certain parties to an absolute minimum in the future. A lot of interesting and valid points were made in the Username discussion. While I still think there are advantages to having per person accounts on commons I do see some advantages in institutional accounts in terms of simplicity for the contributors. I can understand FPM's reservation to contributing to commons. The initial interaction was suboptimal to say the least. Trust me, it was frustrating to me as well making me seriously evaluate the probability of further contributing here myself. I would certainly welcome any suggestions to save this situation. Right now my best idea is to step away from it. --Dschwen (talk) 15:09, 10 December 2014 (UTC)
Well, I sent them an email. Will report back. --Dschwen (talk) 15:37, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

New level {{User PH-4}}Edit

Hi ; new level 4 for you ?--Medium69 You wanted talk to me? 15:32, 11 December 2014 (UTC)


QICbot StörungEdit

Der QICbot hat heute morgen zwar alle QI aussortiert, aber keine Benachrichtigungen verschickt. Kannst Du das mal checken? gruss, --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 10:29, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Ergänzung: Das QI-Template wurde auch nicht gesetzt. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 10:34, 14 December 2014 (UTC)
Es geht um diese Promotions. Können die Templates noch nachträglich durch den Bot gesetzt werden oder müssen die händisch eingetragen werden? --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 09:25, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Rechte für GLAMwikiToolsetEdit

Hallo Dschwenn. Ich habe zuerst Steinsplitter angefragt und er hat mich an dich verwiesen. (Er hat dich auch angepingt.) Ich brauche dringend die Rechte für das GLAMwikiToolset, da ich 230 Fotos > 100MB bis Montag hochladen muss. Die Erfahrung mit diesem Toolset ist bereits vorhanden. Kannst du diesem Account deshalb die Rechte geben. (Special:ListUsers/gwtoolset) Merci. ^MLR --Swiss Federal Archives (talk) 12:02, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Hallo Micha, ich habe gesehen, dass Odder die die Rechte schon zugewiesen hat. Sorry, ich war heute mal offline. --Dschwen (talk) 04:01, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Bots/Requests/LSHuploadBot (2)Edit

I just wanted to thank you for handling Commons:Bots/Requests/LSHuploadBot (2) and at the same apologise for my tone in that discussion. It was the last step in a project which had suffered many delays but that was no reason for me to be uncivil. Thankfully one of us could keep a cool head =) Again thanks for that. /André Costa (WMSE) (talk) 08:59, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Don't worry about it André! I've felt the frustration more than once before myself and didn't keep a cool head :-). --Dschwen (talk) 19:55, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
Hi again. I just noticed that the bot never ended up getting the bot-flag even after the request was approved. Would you mind setting that flag? /André Costa (WMSE) (talk) 13:39, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

Happy holidays! 2015!Edit

  * * * Happy Holidays 2015 ! * * *
* Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!
* Joyeux Noël ! Bonne année!
* Frohes Weihnachten! Frohes Neues Jahr!
* Счастливого Рождества! С Новым годом!
-- George Chernilevsky talk 20:32, 24 December 2014 (UTC)  

Commons:Quality images candidates/Archives December 26 2014Edit

Hi, there's a red link on a QIC archive page for TGSRTC bus.jpg, and I don't know how to fix it manually. –Be..anyone (talk) 13:35, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Like this! --Dschwen (talk) 15:02, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Googlemaps ending KML supportEdit

Hallo Dschwen, "Nach Februar 2015 können Sie in der klassischen Version von Google Maps keine KML-Inhalte mehr ansehen." sagt google. Nett, nicht wahr. Hat dieser bevorstehende Funktionalitätsverlust für tools zu Gedanken geführt, z.B. geocoding-tools anders zu verdrahten? -- KlausFoehl (talk) 11:41, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Hm, richtig. Da war ja noch was :-). Tja, ich hab gerade mal in den developer docs bei Google nachgelesen, und ich fuerchte da kann ich nix machen. Ich habe KML support im WikiMiniAtlas. Den kann man dann verwenden. --Dschwen (talk) 16:22, 7 January 2015 (UTC)
Tja, dann ein Grund weniger, google zu verwenden. Wenn google abschaltet, werden die Leute nach Alternativen nachfragen, sollten diese noch nicht tun. Danke und Grüße -- KlausFoehl (talk) 14:18, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Your reversion at User talk:WPPilotEdit

Hello, Dschwen! Excuse me for butting in, but i noticed your reversion of WPPilot’s talk page to an earlier state with some bemusement. I don’t think there was any vandalism, rather the edits you undid comprise the user’s tribute to a deceased companion animal (one of them apparently made while logged out) interspersed with a couple of notices from admins HJ Mitchell and Steinsplitter (which the user had removed). I‘m writing to ask you to reconsider, allowing the user some latitude with his Talk page—in view of his bereavement—unless or until the dispute should resume. My judgement may be overly swayed by sympathy, but thanks for your attention anyway.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 06:03, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Don't worry about it, I need to get back on with life...Thank you Dschwen! --WPPilot (talk) 12:38, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Ha, thanks for your understanding WPPilot. When I saw the deleted talk page, what I noticed were several positive, thankful, and encouraging comments from random users. WPPilot did contribute some great images and a number of users is clearly appreciating that. I felt a bit sad that criticism over the categorization of these images overpowered all the positive interactions for WPPilot. I saw two possible scenarios here, either the page was vandalized or WPPilot deleted the page himself. Granted the latter case is more plausible ;-), and I can totally relate to the frustration that this project sometimes produces, but my hope was to "reset the clock" and maybe restart the dialog before bridges are burnt. Unfortunately I did not see anything about a companion animal in there, so I'm sorry if I have caused any distress! --Dschwen (talk) 14:51, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Well frankly speaking that is what you did. ("reset the clock") not cause any distress."The most beautiful girl in the world" is a link to a tribute to my girl, it is on the top of the talk page and it will stay there. I have been really frustrated, and let the frustrations of life effect my edits. It is really hard to watch something you care so much about, and have to make the hard choice that comes with it, and I was lucky to have a actual angel in my life, for almost 20 years. Thank you for your comments on my contributions. --WPPilot (talk) 16:05, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Wma zh variants.gifEdit

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Hi Dschwen, there is a new VI gallery : Commons:Valued images by topic/Science/Ethnology, can you modify the the VI categorization tool for that this new gallery being put in the categorizing list. -- ChristianFerrer 15:20, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

  Done in this edit. --Dschwen (talk) 15:36, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

QICbot sleepingEdit

The bot didn't arrived punctual to work today. Can you please wake him up? Cheers, --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 06:02, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Uhm, the bot ran at Jan 23 04:58 and now it is Jan 24 00:01:13, I'd say the bot has a few more hours before it needs to show up ;-) --Dschwen (talk) 00:02, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
Oh, it may have encountered an error though. Let me check... --Dschwen (talk) 00:03, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Issues with FastCCIEdit

Hi Daniel,
I've been contacted by @Jacek Halicki with an issue regarding the functioning of FastCCI. According to Jacek, the gadget works pretty badly on both Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox—by almost never showing Valued Images and quite often not showing Quality Images. For an example, please see Category:Tower house in Żelazno — Jacek reported that FastCCI returns no results for QIs (ending with a message "No results found"), while on my browser (Iceweasel 31.4.0esr-1 on Debian testing) it freezes on "Connecting…". I understand that this might not be enough information for you, so please let me know if I can help you troubleshoot the issue any further. Thanks, odder (talk) 16:18, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

Looks like server hick-ups.
"NetworkError: 502 Bad Gateway -"
Firefox kann keine Verbindung zu dem Server unter wss:// aufbauen. line 4 > eval
Line 163
"NetworkError: 502 Bad Gateway -"
-- Rillke(q?) 18:31, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
Hmm, upstart should have been keeping the serverprocess alive. Thanks for letting me know. I've restarted it. I'll have to keep an eye on this. --Dschwen (talk) 05:14, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
I see messages about a stale NFS handle for one of the DB files of fastcci. Looks like internal labs trouble which ultimately knocked my server down. --Dschwen (talk) 05:16, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Jacek Halickis issue should be fixed now as well, odder. Some datafile were moved to the wrong spot during the last updates :-/. --Dschwen (talk) 05:41, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

edit protectedEdit

Hallo, kannst du dich bitte gelegentlich dieser Sache annehmen? Danke sarang사랑 11:11, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis) in flight in Venice at sunrise.jpgEdit

Hi, my image [31] has been promoted by C messier as QI [32], but I've not been informed by QICbot of that and the QI-sign is not set on the file-site. I asked C messier, and he told me: "Hi Dnalor, when I closed the discussion, it was one vote for and one against. The vote from Steidy, as you can from the signatures, is after closing the discussion, that's why it wasn't promoted. I think you can renominate it." That's why I renominated it, but Hubertl now told me to ask you! Please can you help me in this matter? Kind regards! --Dn@lor_01 (talk) 15:06, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

As far as I can see the image was regularly promoted. The QICResults template does not close the discussion, it merely summarizes the current state of the discussion for the bot. The bot should have tagged the image and it should have informed you. Something must have gone wrong. I'll take a look. --Dschwen (talk) 15:53, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
Danke vielmals, ich warte gerne! MfG --Dn@lor_01 (talk) 16:01, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
Dn@lor_01, The QICResults template does not close the discussion, it merely summarizes the current state of the discussion for the human closer. Steindy updated the results template, but did not change the review template to Promote. That template stautus should have been Discuss anyways. Why are there any Nomination templates in the consensual review section?! --Dschwen (talk) 16:05, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
Ach ja, ich wuerde sagen, nach Ruecksprache mit anderen aktiven Benutzern (z.B. Steindy) auf QIC kannst Du das Bild auch selber mit dem Template versehen. --Dschwen (talk) 16:06, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
Danke vielmals, heißt das, dass ich das grüne QI-Siegel selbst der Datei beifügen darf, ohne dadurch Probleme zu bekommen? Sorry wegen meiner Frage, ich bin da nicht so geübt und deshalb lieber vorsichtig, ja nichts falsch zu machen! Bitte um kurze Antwort! MfG --Dn@lor_01 (talk) 16:18, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
Ja, das heisst das. Aber bitte vorher nochmal auf der QI seite ansprechen. --Dschwen (talk) 17:25, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
Danke vielmals, ich habe die Frage beim mittlerweile zurückgezogenen Bild auf der QI-Seite hier gestellt. Ich hoffe, das passt so! MfG --Dn@lor_01 (talk) 17:46, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

Problem with zoom viewer versions of FP Pillars of creation 2014 HST WFC3-UVIS full-res.jpgEdit

Please see discussion about File:Pillars of creation 2014 HST WFC3-UVIS full-res.jpg at User talk:Crisco 1492 and let us know if you have any comments. Thanks, WolfmanSF (talk) 04:55, 2 February 2015 (UTC)


Hi, we categorised the images there but the BOT don't move them and don't add the recently promoted, can you have a look please? -- ChristianFerrer 06:05, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

2 Qi-PromotionsEdit

Hallo Dschwen, habe heute wieder eine Frage so ähnlich wie bei meinem Möwenbild am 31. Jänner 2015: 2 meiner Bilder sind nach Diskussion für QI von Code promoted worden, ich wurde davon aber nicht durch QICbot informiert, sondern habe selbst nachgeschaut, wie die Sache ausgegangen ist: [33] [34]

Kann ich nun selbst wieder das QI-Siegel/Template bei beiden Dateien dazufügen? Bitte um kurze Antwort, damit ich mich dann auch auf Dich berufen kann. Beste Grüße und vielen Dank! --Dn@lor_01 (talk) 11:20, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Jo, sicher, das sind doch ganz klare Auszeichnungen. --Dschwen (talk) 21:35, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
Danke vielmals, hat sich erledigt, QICbot hat mich heute über die Promotion informiert! MfG --Dn@lor_01 (talk) 07:33, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

Problem with VICbotEdit

Could you please look here: Commons:Valued image candidates. The VIC bot is probably broken, because images from the section Most valued review candidates when they are promoted, they don't get a VI tag. This situation is since November, and images waiting to get VI status from that time. Please help:) --Halavar (talk) 19:53, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

licence of your photo: A Swiss Braunvieh cow wearing a cowbellEdit

--OzanTekdemir (talk) 12:50, 26 February 2015 (UTC)Hi Dschwen,

I want to use your A Swiss Braunvieh cow wearing a cowbell (located in cattle section) for an advertisement.

Did you state a licence fee for this photo?

I will write some words at sky part of photo and it will be only seen on a magazine and in my shop.

Thank you,

Ozan Tekdemir

Ozan, you can contact me a --Dschwen (talk) 23:25, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

FastCCI issues (again)Edit

Hi Daniel,
sorry to bother you again; but there seem to be some issues with the functioning of FastCCI at this time. For instance (I'm told), the tool does not report any Valued Images inside of Category:Saint Michael Archangel church in Bystrzyca Kłodzka even though 1, 2 and 3 are marked as Valued Images and are inside that category. Would you mind having a look at what's going on, please? Thanks in advance for your time :-) odder (talk) 22:21, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Possible improvementEdit

Apologies if this has been mentioned already - a couple of weeks ago, I had transwiki'd some images from en Wikipedia that I didn't realize had EXIF GPS data, so I added the {{location possible}} template. The bot came by and added the location, but didn't remove the template. I don't know how often this situation occurs, but something to think about. Kelly (talk) 15:37, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

The bot does not know that template. You can use the {{GPS EXIF}} template to trigger a bot run. New uploads are visited automatically. No need to put a template on those. --Dschwen (talk) 17:24, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Konkurrierende Arbeiten von QICbot und YaCBotEdit

Guten Morgen, Dschwen. Mir ist aufgefallen, dass QICBot und YaCBot zwei konkurrierende Aktionen ausführen:

  • QICBot setzt das QI template ans Ende, nach den Kategorien
  • YaCBot verschiebt das QI template vor die Kategorien (Task: (Bot: Internationalisation. Grouping categories at the bottom.))

Sollte der QICbot eventuell das QI-Label vor die Zeile =={{int:license-header}}== setzen, um Ressourcen einzusparen? Gruss, --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 06:29, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

QI categorization toolEdit

Hi DSchwen,
wie auf der Kandidaten - und QI-Diskussion angekündigt habe ich gestern abend eine eigene Seite Commons:Quality images/Subject/People/Concerts‎ für Konzertbilder angelegt und werde die Anpassungsarbeiten heute finalisieren. Kannst du bitte das QI categorization tool dann ab morgen entsprechend anpassen? Auf lange Sicht fände ich auch eine Auslagerung der Sportbilder sinnvoll, um die Seiten weiter zu entlasten (Skriptfehler) - das müssten aber andere in die Hand nehmen. Gruß, -- Achim Raschka (talk) 06:54, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

@Achim Raschka: ich hab die Seite mal in die Dropdown Menues eingefuegt. Gruss --Dschwen (talk) 13:55, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Hi Dschwen, ich stelle gerade fest, dass ich keinen Plan habe, wie ich das jetzt am besten in Commons:Quality images und Commons:Quality images/Subject/People integrieren kann - falls du mir da zur Hand gehen kannst wäre ich sehr verbunden ... Gruß -- Achim Raschka (talk) 14:35, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Steige gleich in ein Flugzeug, aber kann morgen mal gucken. Es gibt die /Sample gallerien. Schau Dir mal die Struktur an. Wenn der bot fuer eine unterkategorie keine */Sample gallerie seite findet schaut er in der naechsthoeheren QIkategorie und so weiter. --Dschwen (talk) 17:29, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Once again Pano360 issueEdit

Hallo Dschwen,

Wenn ichêt_de_la_Neige02_2014-10-18.jpg&h= eingebe kommt Fehler. Klicken Sie hier, um weitere Informationen zu erhalten und dann in einer Box 'Anwendungsfehler': NumberFormatException For input string: "$h" Mit mehreren Dateien probiert, mit und ohne Sonderzeichen, und mit und ohne h= h=50 Parameter in der URL. Der Rechner hat Windows 8.1 in deutscher Sprache, und Java wurde gerade auf Version 8.40 aktualisiert. Was jetzt nichts heißen muß, denn es ist schon einige Zeit her, daß Pano360 bei mir funktioniert hat. Liegt das Problem bei meinem Rechner oder bei einer Inkompatibilität zwischen aktuellem Java und Deinem Programm pano? Grüße -- KlausFoehl (talk) 18:23, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

@KlausFoehl:, hm, dieses tool muesste dringend mal ersetzt werden durch eins, dass keine Java applets benutzt. Idealerweise sollte es mit dem zoomviewer zusammenarbeiten, so dass man auch in mega-panos reinzoomen kann. --Dschwen (talk) 21:08, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
Hallo Dschwen, ich wärme mal einen Alt-Faden wieder auf. {{Pano360}} crasht inzwischen bei mir nicht mehr. Aber z.B. bei File:Fort l'Écluse04 2015-10-18.jpg meint der Viewer, die Bilddaten gingen vom Zenit bis zum Nadir. -- KlausFoehl (talk) 13:31, 5 November 2015 (UTC)


Hi. As I could understand, you've created "Tools for subprojects" section at gadget page of Preferences. Could you create translation of this title for Russian language: Инструменты для подпроектов? Thanks. Okras (talk) 17:24, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

  Done -- Rillke(q?) 17:49, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Okras (talk) 18:20, 13 March 2015 (UTC)


Hey Dschwen.

I'm in the middle of some maintenance that requires copying the entirety of Labs storage and I note that tool is a major outlier in disk usage. Not an issue in itself, but as I note that most of the space is consumed by cache (over half a terabyte) I was wondering if you clean that up at interval or place time-to-live on cache entries? We're not running out of space – and there is no pressure to reduce the amount of space you use – but I keep an eye out for opportunities to use our resources as efficiently as possible. :-)

Coren (talk) 17:17, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

@Coren:, I can certainly prune space. It is always a tradeoff between storage and CPU usage. I'd have to look at access logs a bit closer to calculate the amount of repeat views I'm getting (or rather the fraction of images that is viewed witha certain frequency). Thanks for bringing this to my attention! On a related note, I'm now getting notification mails because my webservice is killed by root every 5-10minutes. This suddenly started a few days ago. Any idea what might be happening. --Dschwen (talk) 21:01, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
That's normally a symptom of running out of virtual memory space, and I expect in the case of your webservice that it is very data-driven (given the size of images that sometimes must be manipulated with it). The default limit is relatively conservative, and I could increase it if needed. It would be helpful if you could inspect your logs to see if there are any common requests before your server starves out of memory? It could help either find a pain point where your code consumes unusal amounts of memory or at least estimate how much memory your server needs in practice.

As for the disk space, as I've said, it's not an urgent issue. You might want to consider some sort of cache expiration (perhaps LRU?) to keep the amount you store under some bounded limit – if only to make sure that this doesn't come back to bite us later if it grows unwieldy. Coren (talk) 17:51, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

DschwenBot zum Nachtragen der "heading" Info aus dem EXIF DatenEdit

Hallo Dschwen, der UploadWizard hat jahrelang die Richtungsdaten aus dem Exif nicht in die Location-Vorlage übernommen bis dieser Fehler letztens korrigiert wurde. Könnte man nicht deinen Bot verwenden, um diese Info nachzutragen? --Arnd (talk) 07:31, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

uhm, der bot macht das schon jahrelang. Alle neuen uploads werden einmal an Tag auf GPS exif Daten untersucht und location templates werden eingefügt. --Dschwen (talk) 16:52, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
Das weiß ich. Allerdings enthalten genannte Fotos die Vorlage schon; es fehlt halt nur ein Parameter - die Richtung. --Arnd (talk) 08:19, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
Siehe phab:T39925 für Details, es müsste letztendlich nur Exif.GPSInfo.GPSImgDirection ausgelesen und in die vermutlich bereits vorhandene location-Vorlage eingefügt werden, z.B. {{Location|34.02427|-116.15830}} → {{Location|34.02427|-116.15830|heading:180}}. Für neue Uploads übernimmt das der Wizard inzwischen automatisch, Commons:VicuñaUploader z.B. kann das aber derzeit noch nicht. --El Grafo (talk) 09:03, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
Das ist mir schon klar. Ich dachte nur, dass das eventuell am einfachsten mit einem vorhandene Bot ginge. Aber ich habe auch kein Problem mit selber einen zu schreiben, wenn ich denn mal das Bot-Flag für ArndBot bekomme. --Arnd (talk) 09:20, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
@Aschroet: Sorry, Einrückungsfehler: Das war gar nicht an dich gerichtet sondern als Zusatzinformation für Dschwen gedacht. --El Grafo (talk) 09:33, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
Ah, und ich hatte gar nicht bemerkt, dass jemand anderes gescrieben hatte. ;-) --Arnd (talk) 09:36, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
Och neeeeee, Bilder, die das Template schon enthalten ueberspringt der Bot. Ich will ja auch nix kaputt machen. Manchmal ist die GPS info einfach falsch, und dann gehe ich davon aus, dass die schon eingefuegten infos korrekt sind. Ich muesste also das vorhandene Template parsen (super kompliziert) und checken ob die position des vorhandenen Templates mit der GPS position uebereinstimmt, und nur dann fuege ich die direction hinzu. Das waere fur mich ein enormer Mehraufwand (zumal mein DB query zur Zeit explizit nur Bilder ohne Location Template raussucht. --Dschwen (talk) 13:21, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
Dschwen, ich hab jetzt ein Programm am Start, das das machen kann. Kannst du mir kurz sagen, wie genau du bei deinem Bot die EXIF-Daten in den Heading-Parameter der Vorlage umwandelst. --Arnd (talk) 17:43, 1 May 2015 (UTC)
@Aschroet: Ich hab den bot code mal auf Github hochgeladen: . Viel Erfolg! Lass mich wissen, wenn du noch Fragen hast. --Dschwen (talk) 19:23, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
Hier geht der code los, der die EXIF Daten in einen Template umwandelt. --Dschwen (talk) 19:25, 2 May 2015 (UTC) P.S.: geht bis Zeile 426. Dann sollte das Template fertig gebaut sein (und zwar in der temp variable) oder es wurde vorher ein Fehler entdeckt. --Dschwen (talk) 19:27, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi Dschwen, ich habe ca. 30k Dateien identifiziert, deren EXIF-Daten Richtungsinfos haben, deren Vorlage jedoch nicht. Diese Liste filtere ich jetzt weiter. Dazu zwei kleinere Probleme:

  • (1) Eine Vielzahl von Dateien hat sehr kleine Positionsunterschiede zwischen EXIF und denen der Vorlage. Bei ca. 10k der Dateien ist sie exakt 0, bei einer Ungenauigkeit kleiner 1e-6 (was ca. einem Meter entspricht), bekäme ich immerhin 25k. Findest du das eine plausible Schwelle? Oder sollte ich deiner Meinung nach genau nachforschen, was der Grund für die Unterschiede ist?
  • (2) Es gibt ca. 5k Dateien, die die Location-Vorlage mit drei numerischen Parametern verwenden, z. B. File:Xiphactinus audax Skull prepared by Fossil Shack.JPG oder File:HK Pok Fu Lam 置富道 Chi Fu Road view Pokfulam Road March-2012.jpg. Komischerweise scheint es sich dabei nicht um die Richtung zu handeln. Gemeinsam ist diesen Dateien, dass sie wohl um 2012 hochgeladen wurden und die Vorlage manuell eingefügt wurde. Hast du eine Idee, was hinter diesem Wert steckt?

Vielen Dank, --Arnd (talk) 17:00, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

@Aschroet: Einen Meter Abweichung kann man wohl gut verkraften. GPS ist kaum genauer als das. Der dritte Parameter scheint die Hoehe in Metern zu sein, wird aber von dem Template eigentlich nicht unterstuetzt (fuer Spanish Fork in Utah - der fossile Schaedel - passt es zumindest). --Dschwen (talk) 21:06, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Bitte QICbot anstossen ...Edit

... der schläft heute wohl noch. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 06:21, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Labs spinnt heute total. Alle meine Tools haben mir fehleremails geschickt. Ich schaue nachher mal nach. --Dschwen (talk) 13:22, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Your personal campaignEdit

Dschwen, your labelling me a bully is misusing this project for defamation. It is a frankly stupid way for a trusted bureaucrat to behave when you are supposed to lead the community.

I invite you to now create a thread on AN/U and present your evidence in the conventional way in order to have my account blocked, if there is anything more that hot air, sarcasm and blatant bad faith in your ridiculous and inflammatory accusation against me. -- (talk) 14:58, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

I thought I made it perfectly clear that I believe your behavior is accepted by a majority of this community, so why would I waste any time on such a futile task. Congratulations, Fae, you have won! Unfortunately I think Commons has lost :-(. And now please stay off my talk page. Thanks, bye. --Dschwen (talk) 15:06, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

dschwenbot/kml.php service downEdit

Hi there! I just wanted to let you know that DschwenBot's kml.php service is down, which means that {{Overlay}} doesn't work, e.g. -- if I can help you get this service back up in any way, please let me know! -- Gaurav (talk) 17:00, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Gaurav, I had to restart the webservice manually. --Dschwen (talk) 21:10, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

fpcbot tool account on LabsEdit

Hi, I see you are listed as maintainer for 'fpcbot' on Tool Labs. Are you using that or can Daniel78 and/or me take it over to move his FPCBot over to Labs? Regards -- KTC (talk) 17:57, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Interesting. I once offered to help maintaining that bot but must have missed the reply. I don't know why I am the maintainer... Oh, maybe I created the project to host the bot. I can add you guys as maintainerss and you can use it to move it over. --Dschwen (talk) 20:52, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
I've added you, User:KTC. I remember now that User:Daniel78 did not have a labs account when I created the service group. If you know his labs user name feel free to add him. --Dschwen (talk) 20:56, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Dschwen. I don't think Daniel has a labs account yet, but he should be creating one soon. I'll add him when that happens. -- KTC (talk) 21:21, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
Hi, in this old discussion I tried to create an account but I was never able to log in for some reason and after that nothing more was done. So I guess I should have an account already unless it failed already at account creation. /Daniel78 (talk) 09:18, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
Daniel78, there is an account call Daniel78 on Wikitech that matches the date of the previous discussion, so that would suggest the account creation there was successful. Can you try logging in to the wiki? The associated talk page also imply that the account's associated shell account was approved on labs. Have a look at the preferences if you can't remember what it is. The docs suggest you should be able to login to Bastion with your SSH key which you provide via this part of the preferences. Looking at the talk page though, it seems you have not yet requested access to the 'tools' project. Once you do that and it's been approved, you'd be able to login to, and either Dschwen or me can add you to the fpcbot toolsproject. -- KTC (talk) 10:10, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
Hi and thanks - I now managed to login to wikitech, and I updated my ssh key to the current one. But I still can't login to bastion. I am using this: "ssh", but I am getting "Permission denied (publickey)". I guess it was at that point I was stuck the last time too. According to the preferencec daniel78 is the "Instance shell account name" and the ssh key is the exact output of my so I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Nevertheless I requested access to tools now. /Daniel78 (talk) 10:37, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
We're up and running! :) -- KTC (talk) 06:09, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Name of mountainEdit

Hi my friend. could you please tell me the name of this mountain [35] -- thanks Alborzagros (talk) 08:22, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Hi Alborzagros, I think this is the Mt. Rainier (the white one). Take a look to Google-Maps. Best regards, --Alchemist-hp (talk) 08:56, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
thank you very much. Qian.Nivan (talk) 09:08, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes, confirmed. --Dschwen (talk) 13:38, 23 May 2015 (UTC)


Hi Daniel, which kind of code do you host at Commonists? I would be potentially interested in moving some of my repos there. -- Rillke(q?) 22:08, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

@Rillke: anything commons related should be fine. I host my bots and FastCCI, @JeanFred: and @PierreSelim: are the other group owners and they host mostly analysis codes (correct me if I'm wrong). You should be added to this group! --Dschwen (talk) 14:16, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
If that would be possible, I'd appreciate being added; Fastily's retirement with him deleting all his code from public access has taught us a lesson. -- Rillke(q?) 17:34, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
Oh, he did that? That's a bit of a dick move... --Dschwen (talk) 15:12, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Chiming in. Yes, @PierreSelim: and I initially created this for the two of us to share analysis code, but rapidly the idea evolved to host whatever Commons-related code. I went ahead and invited you Rillke − you definitely belong!
Oh, whoah, did not that of Fastily... That sucks :-(
Jean-Fred (talk) 16:32, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, @Jean-Frédéric: Now I wanted to transfer a repo or create a new one and got an Insufficient permission error. -- Rillke(q?) 17:10, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
Huh, looks like you need admin privileges to transfer repos, write access is not enough…   Done :) Jean-Fred (talk) 07:27, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Bot assistance to closing most valued reviewsEdit

Hi Daniel,

I hope you are well.

In the daily circuitry at COM:VIC, your VICbot is of tremendous help when it comes to assisting in the handling of regular candidates which have no contestants.

However, when it comes to the closure of the most valued reviews there is no bot assistance and the entire procedure is manual and tedious. I just closed one, and, oh my, it is not the most rewarding activity and I feel kind of sorry for Archaeodontosaurus who does most of these closures - the procedure is complicated and something can easily go wrong. I was wondering if there would be a chance that you could take up the challenge to help automate the closure?

PS: It is that time again: Please archive your talk page  . -- Slaunger (talk) 09:10, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

-- Slaunger (talk) 09:10, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Thank you to you both! --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 09:58, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Nochmals Bitte um QIC StatistikEdit

Hallo Daniel! es ist wieder soweit. Ich werde in Wikimania 2015 dabei sein und werde einen ähnlichen Vortrag halten wie damals in London. Kann ich dich nochmals darum bitten, einen Überblick der QICs (Juni 2014 bis Mai 2015) zu erstellen? Ich bin nämlich auch gespannt was die Einschränkung von QICs auf 5 letztendlich bedeutet hat. Es eilt nicht, ich brauche es in den nächsten 3 Wochen, das Format wie letztes Jahr wäre perfekt. Bist du auch in Mexikostadt dabei? Viele Grüsse! Poco2 13:07, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

@Poco a poco: ich bin wieder dabei. Ich muss erstmal schauen, was ich Dir letztes Jahr zusammengestellt habe. --Dschwen (talk) 14:25, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
Hallo Daniel, du meintest, einen Update der Statistiken bereitzustllen ist kein große Sache. Könnte ich dann einen Update bekommen, damit Juli drin ist? Vielen Dank!! Bis bald, Poco2 13:22, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
@Poco a poco: es sieht aus, als ob der grosse file system crash in labs vor ein paar Wochen meine neuen scripte zerstoert hat :-(. Ich haette sie gleich auf github stellen sollen. Ich schaue morgen beim Hackathon mal ob ich etwas Zeit dafuer finde sie neu zu programmieren. --Dschwen (talk) 02:27, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
Bitte, stufe das Thema als "Nice to have" ein. Es ist nicht wirklich wichtig. Der Viewer für spherische Panoramas ist z.B. viieeeeell wichtiger ;) Poco2 07:25, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Der QIC-Bot macht heute Sonntagsruhe?Edit

... oder braucht er bloss mal nen Schubs? --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 13:52, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Your Bot is on strike?Edit

Hi, I noticed that several daily maintenance categories were missing and ceated (some?) manually, i.e. Category:Media missing permission as of 18 June 2015. Can you pls. have a look why your bot wasn't working tonight? thx. --JuTa 02:44, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi, can you please reenable the crontab of your Bot account(s) on tool labs pls.? It is still not creating the daily maintenance categories. Thx. --JuTa 18:33, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
If the bot is asking for reasonable pay and conditions, I think you should offer it at least a good dental plan. Green Giant (talk) 07:33, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Bitte QICbot anstossen ...Edit

... der schläft mal wieder. --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 07:30, 18 June 2015 (UTC) hat Probleme seit gestern. --Hubertl (talk) 03:26, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
Jo, wenn ich mich einzuloggen versuche kommt nur: Sorry -- tools isn't ready yet. Soon\342\204\242 --Dschwen (talk) 04:17, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
@Dschwen: Seit 5:30 UTC scheinen die verschiedenen Dienste wieder zu laufen (zB DschwenBot). Kannst Du nochmal einen Versuch machen, den QIC-Bot zu starten? Danke und Gruss, --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 08:28, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
Jo, irgendetwas hat den aus der crontab genommen. Komisch! --Dschwen (talk) 02:42, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
Sämtliche Cron jobs wurden bis zum 22.06. ausgesetzt. -- Rillke(q?) 19:18, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
Na da hab ich ja mal wieder ganz aufmerksam meine mails gelesen. --Dschwen (talk) 01:45, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Bot in VIEdit

Hi, Daniel. The Bot in VI does not work for several days. Can you restart. Thank you for what you can do. --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 05:00, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Bot für GPS DatenEdit

Hallo, kann es sein, das dein Bot für GPS Daten nicht mag ... das letzte Mal hab ich ihn am 16.6 bei mir gesehen ... danach fehlen ca. 60 Dateien :( Kannst du mal bitte schauen--Vielen Dank und Grüße Woelle ffm (talk) 08:03, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Der Bot ist anscheinend am 17.6. zuletzt gelaufen - wie ist der Status ? -- Gerd Fahrenhorst (talk) 18:58, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
Hallo, sämtliche Bots wurden nach dem Ausfall des Dateisystems am 17.6. angehalten. Uns wurde zwar versprochen, dass sie am Montag, den 22.06. automatisch wieder starten würden, das ist aber bis jetzt nicht der Fall. Es ist meiner Meinung nach nicht zumutbar, sich ständig per SSH einloggen zu müssen, um so etwas triviales wie cron jobs zu konfigurieren. -- Rillke(q?) 13:29, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
Ja, echt tolle Wurst. Wenn sie schon ansagen, dass die cornjobs automatisch reaktiviert werden, dann sollten sie es auch tun. 90% meiner Zeit vergeude ich damit Sachen am laufen zu halten, bzw. Sachen zu reparieren, die aufgrund irgendwelcher labs Aenderungen mal wieder kaputt sind. An neue Projekte ist so nicht zu denken. --Dschwen (talk) 21:17, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
Ich mache jetzt einen Nachhollauf fuer die letzten 20 Tage und aktiviere ihn in der crontab wieder. --Dschwen (talk) 21:20, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
Hat geklappt, vielen Dank! -- Gerd Fahrenhorst (talk) 09:30, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
Danke auch von mir!--Vielen Dank und Grüße Woelle ffm (talk) 23:16, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

500 - Internal error Check server logs or contact administrator.

I hereby contact administrator. -- Rillke(q?) 13:34, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

+1. :) Jee 02:54, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
Haha. Check for the server status! --Dschwen (talk) 21:27, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
Well, the day I reported it, I run it on Category:Blacked out versions of images relying on FoP and that produced a 500 server error on the websocket connection. -- Rillke(q?) 22:41, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Your pictures are in an app!Edit

Hello Daniel,

I see that you are not only an excellent photographer but an expert programmer as well :-) Your beautiful pictures of the Statue of Liberty, Gateway Arch and Chichén Itzá have been included in the Android app Wonders of the World. It has German-language support.

You are credited as "Photo: Daniel Schwen, [license type], [link to Wikimedia Commons photograph]". If you would like to change the attribution in a future version, please let us know.

Thank you very much for your contribution!

Zeuslab (talk) 21:10, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Irgendwas scheint mit dem Panoramabetrachter nicht zu stimmen (siehe z. B. File:2007-05-09 360° Olympia, Greece 4.jpg, File:2009-03-31 360° View from Berlin Funkturm.jpg usw.) --тнояsтеn 09:19, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Zur Zeit funktioniert er nur fuer 360*180grad volle Kugel Panoramen. Ich bin gerade am abreisen aus Mexico und kuemmere mich I'm Laufe der Woche darum. --Dschwen (talk) 15:30, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
Feedback von meiner Seite: 1) mein 4-pi-Panorama funktioniert nicht 2) gleiche Fehlermeldung wie auch bei den "nur" 360-Grad-Panos: This panorama is too big for your device! It's 4096ps wide, but your device only supports images up to 2048px wide. Try another device. (If you're the author, try scaling down the image.) 3) Tut nicht unter Linux SLC 6.7 aber unter Windows 8.1... -- KlausFoehl (talk) 15:22, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
P.S. Panorama ohne Zenit und Nadir File:Mont Fort panoramic view01 360 degrees 2015-04-26.jpg als Beispiel, wo ich gerne den Horizont bei circa 30% setzen möchte, aber die Category:360 panoramics mir diesen Parameter nicht zu setzen erlaubt...hast Du da einen Lösungsvorschlag? -- KlausFoehl (talk) 15:41, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

VICbot tags the same image again and againEdit

Hellow, can you check if everything is alright with VICbot? It tags tags the same image as VI again and again [36] and everytime it notifies me too. Thank you in advance. --C messier (talk) 13:18, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

Category:Przystanek Woodstock 2015Edit

öhm, nö! :) - die geodaten in den exiff-daten sind leider völlig falsch. Ich habe es nur leider nicht geschafft sie zu entfernen ..Sicherlich talk 06:04, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Echt? Die Koordinaten zeigen aber auf eine Bushaltestelle in Polen. Wenn Du sie durch die richtigen Koordinaten ersetzt laesst der Bot sie in Ruhe. Ausserdem faesst der Bot auch keinen Dateien an, die aelter als 2 Tage sins, und er sollte eigentlich die selbe Datei nicht mehrmals bearbeiten. D.h. Template entfernen sollte auch funktionieren. --Dschwen (talk) 16:02, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
?? de:Haltestelle Woodstock vielleicht?
Naja am Ende mir egal, das bild hat Thgoiter schon revertiert (danke dafür :) ) - die anderen; würde wahrscheinlich irgendwann ein anderer Bot kommen und es doch wieder reinbauen also ignorier ich deine botänderungen :) ...Sicherlich talk 21:12, 25 July 2015 (UTC)


Die ersten sind nun online:

Was soll ich jetzt tun? Benutzerseite wäre ja wohl erstmal sinnvoll? --Ralf Roleček 11:17, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Hallo Ralf, schöne und sinnvolle Videos sind das.
Ist das ein gemeinsam genutzter Account? Warum steht dort © Ralf Roletschek - Fahrradtechnik und Fotografie als Autor? - Hast du die exklusiven Nutzungsrechte erkauft? Deine Stimme, Hand und Zeichnungen sind es vermutlich nicht. Bliebe die Animation. -- Rillke(q?) 15:44, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Das ist ein Account der Foundation. Nur am ersten Video habe ich mitgemacht, deshalb stehe ich auch im Abspann. Es ist meine Idee, die Entstehung ist auf und umliegenden Dörfern nachzuvollziehen. Ob ich als Autor ins Template gehöre, weiß ich noch nicht. Es gibt auch Schriftwechsel im OTRS zur Thematik. Ich habe mich mit Daniel und Jarekt in Mexico über die Videos unterhalten, deshalb hier die Anfrage. --Ralf Roleček 16:37, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Jo, ich wuerde auch als erstes mal eine Benutzerseite anlegen. Falls es irgendwelche Diskussionen gibt waere das vermutlich der erste Ort wo Leute schauen, wer der Uploader ueberhaupt ist. --Dschwen (talk) 17:31, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

QICbot und fehlende Signatur bei BenutzerbenachrichtigungenEdit

Ist das Absicht das der Bot seine Meldungen über Qualitätsbilder auf Benutzerdiskussionsseiten nicht signiert? Archivbots ignorieren diese Meldungen dann. --Denniss (talk) 09:02, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Oehm, Archivbots hatte ich nicht auf dem Schirm als ich die Bott-Message geschrieben habe. Es kam mir wohl nur etwas komisch vor den bot signieren zu lassen. Ich kann das aber gerne berichtigen. --Dschwen (talk) 14:31, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Du kannst ja mal bei den QI-Leuten nachfragen ob die ihre QI-Benachrichtigungen generell manuell oder (wenn eingerichtet) per Bot archivieren wollen. Vielleicht kann man später mal den Archivbot modifizieren um die QI-Benachrichtigungen auf eine spezielle Unterseite zu schieben. --Denniss (talk) 08:00, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, hatte ich ganz vergessen! Ich habe jetzt mal eine Signatur angehaengt. Sollte mbeim naechsten Run auftauchen. --Dschwen (talk) 15:03, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

QICbot verpasst mir keine Benutzerbenachrichtigungen ?Edit

Hallo Dschwen, in der letzten Zeit hatte ich ein paar erfolgreiche QI-Kandidaturen (Yeaaah! :) ), aber der QIC-Bot hat mich nie benachrichtigt. Da ich gern den Überblick darüber behalten würde (es sollen noch mehr werden), wäre das natürlich viel besser als das Durchsuchen der eigenen BEO. Weisst du, woran das liegt? Beste Grüße aus Berlin, Denis Barthel (talk) 06:44, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

@Denis Barthel: hast Du die Bilder selbst nominiert und die Nominierung unterschrieben? Kannst Du mir einen Bildnamen nennen. Dann kann ich die QICBot logs mal danach durchsuchen. Ach, ich seh gerade schon:
QICbot.out:Tagging File:Dalechampia_schippii_Rio_On_Pools_Belize_D_Barthel.jpg
QICbot.out:notifying user Denis Barthel...
QICbot.out:write to 'User talk:Denis Barthel' seems to have failed
Hast Du bots blockiert auf deiner talk page? Auch diese Frage kann ich mir selber beantworten. Du hast {{nobots}} auf deiner talk page. Daran haelt sich der QICBot natuerlich brav! :-) --Dschwen (talk) 21:42, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
Ich böser Bub, mach ich natürlich gleich weg! Danke für die Hilfe, Denis Barthel (talk) 21:50, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Bot in VIEdit

Hi, Daniel It seems that the Bot VI does not work anymore; and we exceeded 120 nomminations. Thank you for what you can do. --Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 14:22, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Uh oh. I'll log in and check it out. --Dschwen (talk) 22:19, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
Hmm, is that still an issue. I just ran the bot manually and it went through cleanly. I saw a few errors in the log about invalid file names. There might have been some malformed wikitext on the nomination page. --Dschwen (talk) 22:24, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Files with no machine readable sourceEdit

The user to whom you granted GWToolSet file rights at Commons:Bureaucrats'_noticeboard, seems not to be able to source images, see [37], which after 6 uploads still has the following categories: "Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls | Pages with broken file links | CC-ZeroGWToolset Batch UploadBookbinding |Files with no machine-readable source". Having spent part of the last two years trying to source some of the thousands of images without a source, I am very distressed that file rights were granted to someone who doesn't seem to understand the process and this will result in piles more "no source" being added. I am also most concerned that he claims to be relatively computer illiterate and has just been handed very powerful tools. The line which causes me the greatest concern is And what about the names? Is there anything you can do about that or do I have to rename all my files? They are close to 10.000.. The mind boggles at ten thousand befouled uploads. Your assistance will be most graciously appreciated. Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 15:58, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Ellin, I share you concerns. I wanted to make a step towards Dimitra. At this point we have not given the greenlight to proceed with a full upload. We are still in a testing stage and it is easy to mass delete the uploads. But we should try to be helpful at this point rather than push back on a big image donation. --Dschwen (talk) 16:36, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
@Ellin Beltz: Do you still see those issues in the latest trial upload? --Dschwen (talk) 16:40, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
Hi I have about 3 minutes to reply now... I'll take a look at the latest upload later. Thanks for your reply!! Ellin Beltz (talk) 19:27, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

Mdann52 botEdit

Hey, I was just wondering about whether Commons:Bots/Requests/Mdann52 bot would cover me transferring any files to Commons, or only the pd-ones listed on a (now deleted!) page. If I was going to start more movements, would I need a new BRFA? Thanks in advance, --Mdann52talk to me! 15:52, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

@Mdann52: that should be fine. The request test is not mentioning a specific list, but PD images from certain categories (also not specified). Just make sure you take any feedback you might have gotten from your first bot run into consideration. Cheers --Dschwen (talk) 15:26, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks - just wanted to double-check my reading of this! --Mdann52talk to me! 13:41, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Thank you! A gift from fellow WikipediansEdit

Hi Dschwen,

You have been nominated to receive a free t-shirt from the Wikimedia Foundation through our Merchandise Giveaway program ( Congratulations and thank you for your hard work!

Please email us at and we will send you full details on how to accept your free shirt.


KRobinson (WMF) (talk) 18:40, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Aktivitäten des Bots QICbotEdit

Hi, der oben genannte Bot hat letzte Nacht ein Bild von mir gelöscht, obwohl es mit einem Template:PromotionTag versehen war − File:Saint Malo Denkmal bei La Corbière (Jersey).JPG|User talk:Dschwen/Archive14/Promotion muss ich das verstehen, oder ist das normal oder ist da was falsch gelaufen oder was? --Elrond (talk) 09:00, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

@Elrond: sorry, da ist der bot wohl abgekackt bevor er die Bilder alle mit dem QI template versehen konnte :-(. Es betrifft nicht nur Deine Bilder. --Dschwen (talk) 14:30, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
Ich sehe den Fehler im error log:
Page [[File:Morsbach Wehrkirche St. Alban und St. Wendelin 01.jpg]] saved
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 563, in <module>
    doTagging( unassessed, unassessedCat, '', "Tag as unassessed Quality Image Candidate" )
  File "", line 64, in doTagging
    if page.exists() :
  File "/data/project/qic/core/pywikibot/", line 462, in exists
  File "/data/project/qic/core/pywikibot/", line 1414, in page_exists
    return page._pageid > 0
AttributeError: 'Page' object has no attribute '_pageid'
CRITICAL: Waiting for 1 network thread(s) to finish. Press ctrl-c to abort
Sieht nach einem internen problem aus (die API hat wohl kaputte daten geliefert :-( ). --Dschwen (talk) 14:33, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
@Dschwen danke für die Rückmeldung, aber das hättest Du jetzt auch in Suaheli schreiben können ;-) hab ehrlich gesagt kein Wort verstanden, bin nur ein kleiner Chemiker. Und jetzt?! --Elrond (talk) 16:41, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

QICbot failed on 1st OctoberEdit

Promoted images were just moved to Commons:Quality_images_candidates/Archives_October_01_2015, but the QI tag was not assigned and users were not notified. How can this be resolved, shall I assign the QI tag to my images myself? --Uoaei1 (talk) 11:37, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

Hello Dschwen!
I found this mistake. Line 98 on the page of archive begins on |{{../Nomination|Fireworks in Annecy-le-Vieux, France.
The nomination without a file name.
With best regards, --George Chernilevsky talk 18:31, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
Hello Dschwen!
Please run again QICbot after finish this bot. --George Chernilevsky talk 05:41, 15 October 2015 (UTC)
  Done. Problem solved -- George Chernilevsky talk 16:32, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

DschwenBot hat einige Dateien nicht bearbeitet (2)Edit

Hallo, der DschwenBot hat in einigen Dateien nicht wie erwartet die Geokoordinaten aus dem EXIF extrahiert und eingetragen, woran mag das liegen? z.B. File:Primagas in Barsinghausen.jpg und File:TanQuid Tanklager Hannover-Letter.jpg. -- Gerd Fahrenhorst (talk) 10:45, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Hallo Dschwen, bei meinen Bildern, die ich am 5. und 7. Okt, hochgeladen habe (Special:ListFiles/Gerold_Rosenberg) mag der Bot auch nicht die Loc. aus EXIF extrahieren. Habe ihn inzwischen versucht, mit Vorlage GPS EXIF anzustubsen. Erfolglos. Ich möchte aber keinen Stress machen. Besser mal ein Danke für die Bilder, die gut bearbeitet wurden! -- Gerold Rosenberg (talk) 19:10, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

Nachtrag: zwei Bilder: (File:Salzböden, Schäfergasse 3 (001).JPG, File:Salzböden, Schäfergasse 3 (002).JPG), fast zur gleichen Min. hochgeladen, das gleiche Mitiv, bei mit GPS-EXIF. Bei einem war der Bot aktiv - beim anderen hat er gestreikt. -- Gerold Rosenberg (talk) 19:20, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

I have the same problem. I uploaded an image without wizard and added the GPS EXIF template manually. There are several images outstanding with this problem: -- MaweHD (talk) 22:06, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

I got the same problem. It seems, DschwenBot isn't working since mutiple weeks. Dschwen, are you aware of this? It would be nice to get some informations or status informations from you. --Hasenläufer (talk)

Bot screwed upEdit

Hallo Dschwen, der Bot spielt verrückt. Er hat Dateien rausgenommen (sogar welche die soeben nominiert wurden), die noch gar nicht zum bewerten dranwaren, siehe [38]. Gruss, --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 05:15, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

Uhm, meinst Du repaired, what the f**ked up bot deleted? Sorry, aber dann schau bitte nochmal hin. Der Bot geht nach dem Datum in der Signatur, und in der steht Maerz!!! Ich wuerde mal sagen da ist nicht der bot fucked up, sondern die Signatur ;-) --Dschwen (talk) 18:00, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
In der tat, da hast Du recht. Das ist mir ein Rätsel; ich vermute mal, dass das Datum schon vor langer Zeit in meinem Nominierungs-Sammler versehentlich gesetzt wurde. Mea culpa. Erleichtert bin ich aber doch, dass nach dem Aussetzer am 1. Oktober der Bot dann scheints doch regulär läuft. Schönen Abend noch! --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 18:29, 6 October 2015 (UTC)


Where can I translate the OK and Cancel buttons in dialogs after click on "In this category and..." and "In this category but not in..." in FastCCI?--MaGa 17:50, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

Can you answer, please?--MaGa 08:56, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

@MaGa: Sorry, I must have missed your first message! There is currently no way to translate those, as the buttons are created by JqueryUI. I'll look into it! --Dschwen (talk) 23:12, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
Ha, I had planned for button text translation, but never added any translation strings this adds translations for German. You can add other languages there. --Dschwen (talk) 23:19, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
Great! Here it is.--MaGa 09:39, 23 December 2015 (UTC)


Hi. It seems that the script is no longer working. I did a debug and see it still use the http url to connect to commons. Could you change it to https? Also per Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard#Source_vs_Syntaxhighlight, could you add <syntaxhighlight> support to the script? --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 08:31, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Changed to https. I'll look into the other point. --Dschwen (talk) 15:31, 24 October 2015 (UTC)
Ok, I also added support for the syntaxhighlight tag. --Dschwen (talk) 15:40, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

Image was not processed by bot (no {{Location}} template was added)Edit


Thanks for the bot! One problem as of late, however - this file was not processed despite having GPS coordinates in EXIF metadata. Why is this?

Thanks. -One half 3544 (talk) 08:30, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

Also seeing some problems - I added {{GPS EXIF}} to quite a few files I transwiki'd from en Wikipedia last week. A few were processed by the bot but many (like File:Barrows atop Cerne Abbas Hill.jpg) still have not been. Kelly (talk) 10:23, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

GWToolset requestEdit

Hello Dschwen, My request on the Bureaucrats Noticeboard is already archived ( so I put my reaction on your remark (your uploads on beta are not looking bad. I would like to see the license template outside of the Information template though, and - if possible - have the date parameter on its own line) here. I put the licence template in the section License template/ Global license now, but that doesn't change anything. I don't know how to do it the way you suggest. Date is in fact "Collection date", sometimes empty because not known. In the "real" upload I use our Biohist-template to make sure Date will be Collection date. Also: when I choose "Re-upload media from URL" this doesn't seem to work. The existing files are not overwritten with the ones with the updated metadata. TeklaLilith (talk) 13:17, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi Dschwen, could you please have a look on It does not show an image anymore. --Alexrk2 (talk) 16:56, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

Zum BotEdit

Hallo, kannst du mir erklären, warum in letzter Zeit der Bot nur mehr teilweise die Koordinaten einträgt? Beispielsweise hat er sich hier "geweigert" sie aus den Exifdaten auszulesen oder aktuell: [39], [40] usw. Fallweise ist er aber schon bereit wie beispielsweise hier (gleichen Tag mit gleicher Kamera aufgenommen). Bwag (talk) 17:11, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Gestrichen, weil nach mehreren Tagen hat der Bot es sich doch überlegt, auch bei den restlichen Fotos die EXIF-Daten auszulesen. Bwag (talk) 07:37, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Einfach mal ein Danke das es den Bot gibt ... habe mich auch etwas in Geduld geübt. -- Gerold Rosenberg (talk) 21:32, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
Hallo Gerold. Ich habe den gestern mal von Hand angeschmissen. Ein paar cache files vom bot waren kaputt (warum auch immer, vermutlich ein Dateisystemfehler). Sollte jetzt wieder regelmasessig laufen. --Dschwen (talk) 21:58, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
Danke für die Reparatur. Ich habe noch auf Commons:Hochladen einen Hinweis ergänzt, dass der Hochlade-Assistent den Ort gleich übernimmt (war bisher nicht erwähnt), vielleicht wird dadurch der Assistent attraktiver und dieser Bot hat weniger Arbeit. Aber weiterhin Dank für das Betreiben des Bot! Nebenbei: wäre schön wenn deine User talk Seite kleiner wäre, ist bei langsamer Internetverbindung mühsam. -- Gerd Fahrenhorst (talk) 18:02, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

{{Pano360}} and distortionEdit

Using {{Pano360}} with File:Huldenberg, Nijvelsebaan E.jpg the image is stretched in the y direction. Do you have an idea what is the cause of that and how to solve it? Thanks, Wouter (talk) 08:13, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

@Wouterhagens: This also happens to images of mine. To me it looks like the top edge of an image is thought to be vertically up, and the bottom edge vertically down. This despite the images not having a 2:1 aspect ratio. By the way, setting the "horizon" value does not change things. -- KlausFoehl (talk) 12:27, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I have seen it in for example your image File:Flaine panoramic02 2015-02-17.jpg. Wouter (talk) 08:52, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Re: VICbotEdit

On 5 November, between 19:50 and 20:20 UTC I closed 3 'Most Valued Reviews' ("Inveraray Castle south-west fascade", "Gierymskich 8, Kłodzko" and "Lupinus pilosus (habitus)". VICbot ran on 6 November around 06:30 UTC and successfully extracted the processed nominations of the last 2 of the 3. However, for the first ("Inveraray Castle south-west fascade"), only 1 of the 5 processed nominations was extracted.

This was my first attempt at closing an MVR, and I suspect I may have messed it up somewhere. I waited for VICbot to run again today, but it still hasn't worked. Can you please take a look at this for me and advise how it should be remedied. Thanks. DeFacto (talk) 19:11, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

QIC bot issueEdit

Hallo Dschwen, der bot hat heute zwar die CR-Liste abgearbeitet, die Bilder selbst aber nicht bearbeitet. Ausserdem ist für die promoteten Bilder insgesamt kein Eintrag auf der User talk page erfolgt. Gruss, --CEphoto, Uwe Aranas (talk) 06:52, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

(Im Beispielfall hier hat er das Bild getaggt aber keinen Hinweis auf der User talk page hinterlassen. — Julian H. 10:23, 23 November 2015 (UTC))


Hi, I just noticed that LSHuploadBot never ended up getting the bot-flag even after the request was approved. Would you mind setting that flag? /André Costa (WMSE) (talk) 10:55, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Hallo Daniel. QICBot hat hier [41] zwar die Promotion von File:Kaneohe Bay LC400.jpg entfernt, die Datei aber nicht entsprechend markiert. Ein Fehler? --LC-de (talk) 20:47, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Notifying the QI nominatorEdit

Hi! It is said that User:QICbot has duty "In case of promotions … Notify the nominator". {{QICpromoted}} has text "Example.jpg, which was produced or nominated by you,.." which suggests both nominator and author to be notified. In fact only author of the image gets notification on the talk page. Could you please make all three reflect one situation? Thanks -- Ата (talk) 14:36, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

I'm afraid I don't quite understand. What is all three? The simplest change would be to change the notification text to read ...which was uploaded by you. --Dschwen (talk) 17:53, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
I hope, then, you don't mind my edits (1, 2) -- Ата (talk) 07:20, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
Not at all! Thanks for fixing this. --Dschwen (talk) 20:38, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

dein Bot spinnt ;)Edit

Was hast du dem zu Trinken gegeben? Siehe Commons_talk:Valued_image_candidates/candidate_list#confused_Bot.3F. Doppelte und mehr Markierungen... --Ralf Roleček 18:37, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Dein Bot spinnt (die Zweite) :-)Edit

Hierhin hätte er was melden sollen, er legt stattdessen eine neue Seite an. Gruss --Nightflyer (talk) 10:22, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, hier war es nicht der bot, der "spinnt" ;-). Schau Dir mal genau an, wie Du das Bild von Kobelix nominiert hast:

...By [[User:User:Kobelix]] --[[User:Nightflyer|Nightflyer]]... --Dschwen (talk) 21:15, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

Oh, Mist, ich habs repariert... Gruss --Nightflyer (talk) 09:03, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
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