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If you are concerned that a category gets flooded with automated uploads, check that a template like {{Disambig}}, {{Photographs}}, {{Categorise}}, {{CatDiffuse}} or {{CatCat}} has been applied before complaining. In the case of my batch upload projects, any category marked this way will not be added to new photographs. -- (talk) 17:16, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Notice I have enabled two-factor authentication for my account. I have started using OAuth credentials for terminal logins, so I can continue to use old housekeeping and uploading scripts. Refer to Pywikibot OAuth and OAuth registration, it's not as complex as it looks. The BotPasswords alternative does not currently work for Pywikibot. -- (talk) 11:39, 15 November 2016 (UTC)
(Backlog task)

After a recent village pump discussion on Biodiversity Heritage Library duplicate files, the batch upload will continue but I shall be spending some time researching how to map the BHL uploaded jpeg files to their zipped/archived JP2 equivalent pages. If this is possible, then lossless PNG equivalents can be generated or significantly higher quality jpeg versions created than are available from BHL. Keep an eye on User:Fæ/Project list/Biodiversity Heritage Library for the results of investigation in a few weeks some months. 11:57, 30 October 2015 (UTC)



Royal Museums GreenwichEdit

Hey Fae, how are you ensuring that all your uploads from this museum are freely licensed? I took a quick look, and some are ... questionable. Do you have an agreement with the museum? Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 23:31, 4 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi, there's no special agreement, though I have had meetings with curators within the RMG group in the past. It's not a straightforward situation, so I have now created User:Fæ/Project list/RMG which you may find explains some of the issues. If you have some example cases that you have noticed as dubious, or are concerned about RMG's claims on their website, I'll be happy to examine a link and consider if changes, or even deletions, might be necessary. Thanks -- (talk) 03:54, 5 October 2017 (UTC)
Oh good, you do have contacts! Do they hold the copyright on their images? The paintings/drawings by Oscar Parkes are pretty great, and it'd be nice to get their permission to upload all of them. Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 01:09, 13 October 2017 (UTC)
I think this is a non-starter. Artist's estates regularly donate works to museums for a number of reasons, however they vanishingly rarely transfer all future property rights to the museum in the process. I'll ponder it, but I have a lot of creative stuff (i.e. it takes more than 10 minutes of patchy volunteer time) on my backlog to get back to. -- (talk) 14:35, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Upload speedEdit

Hi. I'm not sure if you saw this edit, but I am concerned about your upload speed and its impact on your user experience. What are you using, DSL with 256kbps up?   — Jeff G. ツ 14:48, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

I'm on a supposedly okay fibre connection. Limitations are via deliberate throttling by ISP (Plusnet) or haphazard issues from a high contention ratio because of over sharing the line in London by the ISP. Right now, I'm seeing 1.4 Mbps upload; which is fairly rubbish. However Plusnet emailed me a week ago to say that in November maximum upload speeds should go from "1.9" to "9.5". They did not give a date, maybe I have to reset my router. (Restarts router, retests, no change)  
I don't want to pay for more expensive connections just to support my Commons volunteering. Plusnet's "Fibre Extra" would give me double speed for about 5 quid a month extra, but when I examine my usage, almost all of my data use is Commons, and I'm supposed to be an unpaid volunteer, not actually paying for the privilege.
Mostly the the uploads "could" happen via labs, but I really don't want to invest the time organizing all this remotely, for example faffing about trying to encrypt API keys in a way that any labs sophisticate could not break on that worryingly open platform (I'm not going to even say publicly what is possible there). Uploads like the Ordnance Survey maps make more sense locally, as these involve processing as files held in RAM using tools which would probably not be supportable on labs (not sure, but even investigating this seems a waste of time for a one-off project). Anyway, other projects can have whitelisted sites, so my upload speed becomes irrelevant as all my local machine then does is tell the API where to go directly and what text to put on a page.
Now and then I vaguely think we should offer some micro-grants for uploaders to at least partially cover connection costs while they are running large projects, but I suspect hardly anyone would want to be seen taking such a grant. -- (talk) 15:28, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
You could complain now about 1.4 vs 1.9, or wait til 1 December.   — Jeff G. ツ 02:04, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
I sent them a tweet. They cannot confirm a date in November, but say the upload speed will change. Interesting to see if I notice the difference. -- (talk) 09:30, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
Good luck with that. Please do not modify the posts of others as you did here.   — Jeff G. ツ 03:49, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, I had not spotted that edit. My editing tool did that fix automatically, and I did not see it in the preview before saving. -- (talk) 12:06, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

Toda imagesEdit

Hello @:,

I saw your name on the list 📃 of batch uploaders and yours has the most text right next to it so if you’re not too busy I would like to see if you’re interested by suggesting an ongoing request. Some time ago I had created the batch uploading request Commons:Batch uploading/Illustrations of Vietnamese cash coins from Ed Toda's "Annam and its minor currency". intended to add a lot of images to a few Wikipedia articles (specifically to articles like w:nl:Vietnamese văn) where it would probably take hours (if not days) to add those images in. As I am currently busy but will soon be even more busy I would like to request those images to uploaded (as I am not sure if batch requests are actively observed) so I can already add them to a list in a sandbox.

I am not sure if my request was properly worded but the images needed to be fetched should probably be titled by their “Toda name” (I.e. Toda 1, Toda 2, Toda 3, Etc.) and have the entire paragraph until the next image copied into the description (as the name of the coin and the period produced are all vital to the educational value of the images, and the book 📖 is already in the Public Domain), I hope that I’ve written it as clearly as possible in the request. I do have another open 👐🏻 batch request, however there are no immediate plans to include them in any Wikipedia article so I am not exactly seeking a quick uploading schedule for those (though it would be a shame if the website got discontinued in the meantime), but for now I only really wish 🌠 to use the Toda images for Vietnamese cash coins as that might seem like a very tedious piece of work that I'd rather be working ⚒ on sooner than later.

If there was any issue with the formulation of the request or if there are things that require more clarity then feel free to express them at the page 📃 for the batch request. The images are all scans of public domain sketches so they shouldn't be protected by any copyright ©.

Sent from my Microsoft Lumia 950 XL with Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile 📱. --Donald Trung (Talk 💬) ("The Chinese Coin Troll" 👿) (Articles 📚) 10:19, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

Sorry, 300 is small for me, though I have done some mass uploads which include coins and medals. As an investment of volunteer time, I normally limit myself to 20,000+ and preferably 100,000+ image projects which invariably take a few days of my time due to housekeeping, even if setting it up can be done in an afternoon. You may want to investigate the Commons:VicuñaUploader tool, which has been used by many people for collections of a few hundred images, and needs no special programming skills. Once you learn to use a tool like this, there may be many opportunities in the future to use it again. -- (talk) 10:29, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
Well, thank you for the advice, but most unfortunately the VicuñaUploader doesn't work for wireless telephones (as I exclusively own this cell.-phone and no desktop device), could you advise me a tool that I can run from my mobile device (preferably using a mobile browser, as there are almost no applications for Windows 10 Mobile 📱) ot suggest a scripter who is willing to upload such a small amount of images? Thank you for your time ⌚. --Donald Trung (Talk 💬) ("The Chinese Coin Troll" 👿) (Articles 📚) 14:53, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
Try asking for help on the VP. There may be a few numismatics enthusiasts that want to sort it out. -- (talk) 16:05, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
Thank you 😊, and happy editing. --Donald Trung (Talk 💬) ("The Chinese Coin Troll" 👿) (Articles 📚) 16:20, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

File:Sky+ digibox for sale (1063082716).jpgEdit

LACMA images switchedEdit


I noticed that the LACMA Callot images for Anger (Ira) File:Anger LACMA M.88.113f.jpg and Greed (Avaritia) File:Greed LACMA M.88.113g.jpg are switched (they're wrong at LACMA). How should we fix these? - PKM (talk) 03:13, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

File:Art mural "Behold Longevity" by Tony Tee showing L.A. Lakers basketball team players, Los Angeles, California LCCN2013632776.tifEdit

File:Art mural "The color therapy of perception" by Chor Boogie located at 1028 Market Street, San Francisco, California LCCN2013631833.tifEdit

Commons fair use upload botEdit

Fæ, are you still maintaining the Commons fair use upload bot? If so, is it currently operational, i.e. if I tagged files appropriately would it transfer them? Thanks. —RP88 (talk) 04:09, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

The CFUUB only makes sense for me to get it going when I have access to sysop rights, and can test it. It will remain parked until then. Thanks -- (talk) 11:43, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

File:Turkse atleten bij OS Amsterdam 1928 - Turkish Olympic athletes, Amsterdam 1928 (6941436605).jpgEdit

Hi, Fae, can you take a look at the image and to my usertalk page which is self explanatory? Since you were the uploader of the file, I would appreciate you renaming the file into File:Egyptische delegatie bij OS Amsterdam 1928 - Egyptian Olympic athletes, Amsterdam 1928 (6941436605).jpg. I will adapt the Dutch text. Thank you for your time. :) Lotje (talk) 16:19, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

Notification about possible deletionEdit

File:The up and coming generation... (8104175641).jpgEdit

File:Shelly and Freya Harris (17193397618).jpgEdit

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