Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Ecritures!

-- Wikimedia Commons Welcome (talk) 11:40, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

File:Johan van Mastenbroek.jpgEdit

 
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Gouwenaar (talk) 16:47, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Ietske Richters.jpgEdit

 
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Gouwenaar (talk) 10:20, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Herman Bieling.jpgEdit

 
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Gouwenaar (talk) 10:22, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

SorryEdit

Sorry for my accidental rollback of your edit. DMacks (talk) 15:17, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

Structured Data on Commons Newsletter - Summer 2018Edit

Welcome to the newsletter for Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons! You can update your subscription to the newsletter and contribute to the next issue. Do inform others who you think will want to be involved in the project!

Community updates
  • Our dedicated IRC channel: wikimedia-commons-sd webchat
  • Since our last newsletter, the Structured Data team has moved into designing and building prototypes for various features. The use of multilingual captions in the UploadWizard and on the file page has been researched, designed, discussed, and built out for use. Behind the scenes, back-end work on search is taking place and designs are being drawn up for the front-end. There will soon be specifications published for the use of the first Wikidata property on Commons, "Depicts," and a prototype is to be released to go along with that.
Things to do / input and feedback requests
Discussions held
Wikimania 2018
Partners and allies
Research

Two research projects about Wikimedia Commons are currently ongoing, or in the process of being finished:

  1. Research:Curation workflows on Wikimedia Commons—a project that seeks to understand the current workflows of Commons contributors who curate media (categorize it, delete it, link to it from other projects, etc.).
  2. Research:Technical needs of external re-users of Commons media—soliciting feedback from individuals and organizations that re-use Commons content outside of Wikimedia projects, in order to understand their current painpoints and unmet needs.
Development
  • Prototypes will be available for Depicts soon.
Stay up to date!

-- Keegan (WMF) (talk)

Message sent by MediaWiki message delivery - 21:07, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

Structured Data Newsletter - Research link fixEdit

Greetings,

The newsletter omitted two interwiki prefixes, breaking the links on non-meta wikis as you might see above. Here are the correct links:

  1. m:Research:Curation workflows on Wikimedia Commons—a project that seeks to understand the current workflows of Commons contributors who curate media (categorize it, delete it, link to it from other projects, etc.).
  2. m:Research:Technical needs of external re-users of Commons media—soliciting feedback from individuals and organizations that re-use Commons content outside of Wikimedia projects, in order to understand their current painpoints and unmet needs.

My apologies, I hope you find the corrected links helpful.

- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 21:21, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

Expiry of GWToolset user group membershipsEdit

There is a proposal on the Bureaucrat's noticeboard to automatically expire GWT memberships after one year unless the user requests an extension. Please add your views and suggestions to the discussion. The reasonably informal process for getting access to GWT access will remain as is.

Sent by MediaWiki message delivery (talk) on behalf of Revi. 15:42, 31 July 2018 (UTC)

File:Wiki techstorm infocards.jpgEdit

 
File:Wiki techstorm infocards.jpg 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!

SIryn (talk) 10:43, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

Structured Data on Commons Newsletter - Fall 2018 editionEdit

Welcome to the newsletter for Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons! You can update your subscription to the newsletter. Do inform others who you think will want to be involved in the project!

Community updates
Things to do / input and feedback requests

Current:

Since the last newsletter:

Presentations / Press / Events
Partners and allies
  • The info portal on Structured Commons now includes a section on GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums).
  • We are currently planning the first GLAM pilot projects that will use structured data on Wikimedia Commons. One project has already started: the Swedish Heritage Board researches and develops a prototype tool to provide improved metadata (translations, data additions...) from Wikimedia Commons back to the source institution. Read the project brief.
  • The documentation for batch uploads of files to Wikimedia Commons will be improved in 2019, as part of preparing for Structured Data on Wikimedia Commons. To prepare, the GLAM team at the Wikimedia Foundation wants to understand better which types of documentation you already use, and how you like to learn new GLAM-Wiki skills and knowledge. Fill in a short survey to provide input!
Stay up to date!

-- Keegan (WMF) (talk)

Message sent by MediaWiki message delivery - 17:58, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

Captions in JanuaryEdit

The previous message from today says captions will be released in November in the text. January is the correct month. My apologies for the potential confusion. -- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 20:43, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Structured Data - file captions coming this week (January 2019)Edit

My apologies if this is a duplicate message for you, it is being sent to multiple lists which you may be signed up for.

Hi all, following up on last month's announcement...

Multilingual file captions will be released this week, on either Wednesday, 9 January or Thursday, 10 January 2019. Captions are a feature to add short, translatable descriptions to files. Here's some links you might want to look follow before the release, if you haven't already:

  1. Read over the help page for using captions - I wrote the page on mediawiki.org because captions are available for any MediaWiki user, feel free to host/modify a copy of the page here on Commons.
  2. Test out using captions on Beta Commons.
  3. Leave feedback about the test on the captions test talk page, if you have anything you'd like to say prior to release.

Additionally, there will be an IRC office hour on Thursday, 10 January with the Structured Data team to talk about file captions, as well as anything else the community may be interested in. Date/time conversion, as well as a link to join, are on Meta.

Thanks for your time, I look forward to seeing those who can make it to the IRC office hour on Thursday. -- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 21:09, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

François-Auguste BiardEdit

coucou, j'ai annulé tes ajouts de la catégorie "François-Auguste Biard" car il y avait déjà des catégories plus précises comme "Magdalena Bay - François-Auguste Biard - INV 2578". a+ --Chatsam (talk) 22:14, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

hey there @Chatsam:, I am actually busy reorganising the briard category so his work can indeed be relocated to the more precise categories. (Forgive me my English for tonight; I understand French perfectly well, mais je suis trop fatiguée pour vous répondre en Français). Salut, Danielle - Wikimedia NL/WGC (talk) 22:28, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, the previous message was written with the wrong account (It is me also, but my work account) Told you I was tired... Ecritures (talk) 22:30, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

WarningEdit

Hi, Do not create deletion requests without a valid reason. Thanks, Yann (talk) 17:31, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Hi Yann, this was actually the first time i used the Commons app on my mobile to do a 'review'. I was shocked to find out what it did when I pressed a certain button. I didn't see a way to correct the request. I know better know. Thanks for your message, Ecritures (talk) 17:44, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Structured Data - blogs posted in Wikimedia SpaceEdit

There are two separate blog entries for Structured Data on Commons posted to Wikimedia Space that are of interest:

  • Working with Structured Data on Commons: A Status Report, by Lucas Werkmeister, discusses some ways that editors can work with structured data. Topics include tools that have been written or modified for structured data, in addition to future plans for tools and querying services.
  • Structured Data on Commons - A Blog Series, written by me, is a five-part posting that covers the basics of the software and features that were built to make structured data happen. The series is meant to be friendly to those who may have some knowledge of Commons, but may not know much about the structured data project.
I hope these are informative and useful, comments and questions are welcome. All the blogs offer a comment feature, and you can log in with your Wikimedia account using oAuth. I look forward to seeing some posts over there. -- Keegan (WMF) (talk) 21:33, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

Google Code-In 2019 is coming - please mentor some documentation tasks!Edit

Hello,

Google Code-In, Google-organized contest in which the Wikimedia Foundation participates, starts in a few weeks. This contest is about taking high school students into the world of opensource. I'm sending you this message because you recently edited a documentation page at Wikimedia Commons.

I would like to ask you to take part in Google Code-In as a mentor. That would mean to prepare at least one task (it can be documentation related, or something else - the other categories are Code, Design, Quality Assurance and Outreach) for the participants, and help the student to complete it. Please sign up at the contest page and send us your Google account address to google-code-in-admins@lists.wikimedia.org, so we can invite you in!

From my own experience, Google Code-In can be fun, you can make several new friends, attract new people to your wiki and make them part of your community.

If you have any questions, please let us know at google-code-in-admins@lists.wikimedia.org.

Thank you!

--User:Martin Urbanec (talk) 22:05, 23 November 2019 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Physiologus - Morgan museum & library.jpgEdit

Copyright status: File:Physiologus - Morgan museum & library.jpg

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Thanks for uploading File:Physiologus - Morgan museum & library.jpg. I notice that the file page either doesn't contain enough information about the license or it contains contradictory information about the license, so the copyright status is unclear.

If you created this file yourself, then you must provide a valid copyright tag. For example, you can tag it with {{self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-all}} to release it under the multi-license GFDL plus Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike All-version license or you can tag it with {{PD-self}} to release it into the public domain. (See Commons:Copyright tags for the full list of license tags that you can use.)

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Note that any unsourced or improperly licensed files will be deleted one week after they have been marked as lacking proper information, as described in criteria for deletion. If you have uploaded other files, please confirm that you have provided the proper information for those files, too. If you have any questions about licenses please ask at Commons:Village pump/Copyright or see our help pages. Thank you.

Yours sincerely, JuTa 01:37, 8 December 2019 (UTC)

{{CC-BY-SA}}Edit

I noticed that you uploaded several files using {{CC-BY-SA}} as license. This is not a correct license, as CC licenses always need a version number. Please correct the license tag, otherwise the files need to be deleted. Thanks! Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 08:39, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

Hi Seittau, thank you for letting me know this :) I am busy correcting all the licenses. Ecritures (talk) 12:49, 10 December 2019 (UTC)

Welcome, Dear Filemover!Edit

 

Hi Ecritures, you're now a filemover. When moving files please respect the following advice:

  • Use the CommonsDelinker link in the {{Rename}} template to order a bot to replace all ocurrences of the old title with the new one. Or, if there was no rename-request, please use the Move & Replace-tab.
  • Please leave a redirect behind unless you have a valid reason not to do so. Other projects, including those using InstantCommons, might be using the file even though they don't show up in the global usage. Deleting the redirects would break their file references. Please see this section of the file rename guideline for more information.
  • Please know and follow the file rename guidelines.

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Structured dataEdit

I'm not a big fan of structured data on Commons, but for https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:I-90_Lake_Washington_Bridge_01.jpg&curid=2335729&action=history and a bunch of edits around that time: wouldn't it make more sense to use something like Interstate 90 floating bridges (Q6056998) rather than the generic pontoon bridge (Q2104072)? - Jmabel ! talk 19:26, 7 August 2020 (UTC)

That could indeed be a better (more detailed) WD item to use. Don't let me stop you :) Ecritures (talk) 19:46, 7 August 2020 (UTC)
If there were a tool like VFC that I could use to mass-edit these, I would. But given that all of my suggestions 3 years ago for how this could be done in a way that was compatible with our existing wikitext-based tools were ultimately completely ignored, and no comparable toolset has been provided, sorry, I'm not working on this. - Jmabel ! talk 00:01, 8 August 2020 (UTC)
I will quickly mass edit them with AC/DC, Ecritures (talk) 22:41, 11 August 2020 (UTC)