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New version of templateEdit

After three month there are some new features in {{Image generation}}; would you please copy the content of the {{sandbox}}.
There are also some small expansions for {{Vector version available}} as mentioned at the talk; would you please replace the two lines. Thank you -- sarang사랑 15:39, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

  Done and   Done --jdx Re: 15:52, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Removing chunk dataEdit

Would you consider removing the chunk data from files which have it, rather than just removing the template? Like this: File:Golden State Warriors text wordmark logo.png, File:20170401 162508 copy.jpg. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:15, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

@Magog the Ogre: I used to remove redundant data, but then I came to an conclusion that it doesn't make much sense unless old versions of these file are deleted. Also I have an impression that the number of files with embedded data (not necessarily containing warez) is growing and stripping redundant data is a kind of tilting at windmills, at least for humans. I was even going to write to Zhuyifei1999 with a proposition of turning off this feature of the bot. --jdx Re: 05:57, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
The bot has a high threshold for JEPG before considering that there is something (when the type cannot be determined) suspicious in the file. Bloating up 2MB JPEG to 18MB is ridiculous, and we don't know what the other 16MB is... --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 07:23, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

Translation administrationEdit

Hi. Can you please pay more attention while administering the translations? You cause way too much pointless work for translators and other translation admins. For example, you don't check the "Do not invalidate translations" option while marking pages for translation. You should do that if the translations don't need to be updated. Half of the translation units for Ukrainian have been falsely marked as outdated because you marked this Revision #239929868 without ticking an appropriate option. Things like Revision #244818130 don't need the translations to be updated.

On Commons:Bad sources you restored the removed translation units and marked the page for translation, creating a single huge translation block, after what I had to do all the translation admin work: Revision #246243708. Idk, is this just a bunch of mistakes, or some kind of negligence? I hope it's the first. Please take some action to prevent such things in your translation admin work. And excuse me if I used some inappropriate tone here – I just hate having to waste my time on doing some pointless work. Some TAs often force me to do that and that makes me angry. You seemed to be an experienced admin, so now I feel kind of disappointed...--Piramidion (talk) 06:26, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

@Piramidion: First of all, I am sorry for so late answer, but besides my usual tasks on Commons I was also quite busy in real life.
  • Help:Vector graphics tutorial – I am pretty sure that I checked some "don't invalidate" boxes, but apparently I was too conservative, so sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Commons:Bad sources – I deliberately left one huge translation unit because it is one unit from logical point of view. Just like an ordinary paragraph. Translators can see the whole list in translation interface what IMO is convenient. Your approach, i.e. making each item of 2nd and 3rd level lists a translation unit is even worse. IMO you shouldn't have split these lists.
--jdx Re: 10:26, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
The whole article is a single unit from logical point of view, this is not a relevant argument. And no, leaving a huge block of text is not convenient at all. I'm saying this as a translator. Please read the documentation (mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Page translation administration, especially look for "lists" in the table), and try to remember this, quote:
"The core idea is that the source text is segmented into smaller units, each of which will be translated individually. When the source text is segmented into units, all changes can be isolated and translators only need to update the translations of units which have had changes in source text. This also enables translators to work on units of manageable size and share the work between multiple translators or continue the translation in later sessions, because they don't need to do all at once."
I made that page relatively easy to translate, while after your edit everyone trying to translate it would leave after seeing that huge translation block. Please don't make such mistakes, don't scare away the translators.----Piramidion (talk) 14:23, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

File:Πλατεία Ομόνοια, Omonia Square.jpgEdit

  File:Πλατεία Ομόνοια, Omonia Square.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.

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Apaleutos25 (talk) 23:52, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Persistent IP TrollEdit

Hi, it's me, BlueHypercane761. That IP Troll is back, and he's still vandalizing my talk page. He's been trolling me since March 2016, and the latest block seems to have had no effect at all in dissuading from continuing. Can you please impose a 6-month Rangeblock on his current IP range? He's constantly changing his IPs each time he vandalizes, and he's quite persistent, so a rangeblock will be necessary to contain his vandalism. From what I can tell, his latest IP range appears to be 181.49.92.0/22. Thank you. BlueHypercane761 (talk) 09:17, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

  Done @BlueHypercane761: I soft blocked 181.49.92.0/22 for 3 months. BTW. Better place for such requests is COM:ANB or COM:ANV. --jdx Re: 09:48, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. :) BlueHypercane761 (talk) 06:18, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

Please undelete pageEdit

Hello, Jdx. Please undelete File:DesiredFileName.ext. According to your comment you did a “Mass deletion of pages added by SQDQS”, but this cannot be true for this page: It has very probably been created by Rillke, because it was intended for use with his chunked upload tool, cf. Help:Chunked upload#How to use. While it still works for this matter, it is disturbing to see the deletion message. I do not know, what the vandal did to the page, but it would be nice, if you could you re-establish Rillke’s version, perhaps with some very short info and set full protection against new vandalism (and if necessary a version delete od SQDQS’ version, whatever you think). — Speravir – 20:10, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

@Speravir: I restored the file in order to you could see it yourself – it was created by SQDQS, a WP0 abuser. --jdx Re: 22:17, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
Oops, thanks, and you are obviously right. So, Rillke once intentionally linked to a non existing page. Hence there must have been the usual hint (“This page does not currently exist. You can …” etc.), but I cannot remember, mmmh. (Update: Arrgh, it’s a file page, so it’s “No file by this name exists, but you can upload it. …”, and now I see it I also remember again.) I added now some information about the page purpose. If you think it’s better you could now raise the page protection (registered users, patrolers?). — Speravir – 22:44, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
Ooh, unfortunately after you’ve set it to full protection I now had to notice, that the file cannot be used anymore it was designed for (at least with language set to German because of a changed upload link in toolbox). I added an internal link to User talk:Rillke/bigChunkedUpload.js (cf. Special:Diff/247238738), would it help to full protect this page (perhaps useful anyway) like files are fully protected, when they are File of the Day? Embedding seems not to work, becaue it links to upload form, but not the script. Otherwise it it would be better to remove the protection, and put the page on the watch list.— Speravir – 19:22, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
@Speravir: OK, I lowered protection level. --jdx Re: 19:40, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
A big Thank you! — Speravir – 21:00, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
OMG, <facepalm>  : Special:Diff/247240274/247282950. I hope my subsequent change saves it from further disturbances. — Speravir – 00:14, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Admin's Barnstar
After I got tired of clicking the "block" button. Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 17:37, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
@Zhuyifei1999: I'm tired too.   Anyway, I like the way the bot works after recent changes.   --jdx Re: 17:40, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
I like to +1 Zhuyifei1999 ;). --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:24, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

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