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A kitten for you!Edit

hi This Pissycat is for you

Joseph usef (talk) 06:18, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Administrator's noticeboard.Edit

Hi there. I have recently noticed issues with the edits made by the user Giorgi Balakhadze. He was first edit-warring on File:Location of the de facto Republic of Abkhazia in Eastern Europe.svg and later globally replaced that map with one that he was trying to push earlier. After addressing the issue on his user page he was very hostile and used aggressive wording by refusing further dialogue and telling me it was a waste of time talking to me. After doing some digging in his upload history I noticed a number of files that he has been POV pushing in before and brought them up on his talk page and also on an administrator's noticeboard as he did not want further dialogue. I also saw that in his block log you were the one who has previously blocked him for previous disruptive behaviour, and you were also the one who unblocked him on the basis that he will change this behaviour, which is why I thought it would be appropriate to ask you to take a look at the report I made here Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/User problems#Actions of Giorgi Balakhadze, as well as at Giorgi's comments and actions. Other administrators expressed that they were too busy at the moment, so I really hope you can take a look at this issue. Thank you! --Relignments (talk) 19:38, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

This link will be my answer: Commons:Requests_for_checkuser/Case/WhyHellWhy --Ⴂ. ႡႠႪႠႾႠႻႤ 21:07, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Resonant barrier-less conduction.pdfEdit

Hi! No permission required for this file as written here: [1]. --Arthur Crbz (talk) 08:54, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

@Arthur Crbz: no problem, thanks. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 17:03, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

Discussion boardEdit

Hello Magog the Ogre, are there any appropriate pages to discuss or request deletion for dubious images? BTW, what is the difference between "own work" and "original research" on the Commons? And can we request deletion for the images that are based on unreliable sources? (e.g. personal blogs)? If so, could you please link me some helpful pages? Cheers. Kalilaths (talk) 11:56, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Edit: I think, I have found out (by having a look at your contribs) how to request this. Kalilaths (talk) 20:20, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

@Kalilaths: there is a link under the tools section on your screen. It says "nominate for deletion." That is a catchall way to handle unreliable images. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:27, 5 August 2018 (UTC)


I wrote the template badly, and the bot broke it, not repaired. Zwiadowca 21 10:02, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

@Zwiadowca21: thanks. I'll take a look at what happened there. It's definitely a case of garbage in, garbage out, so I'm not sure if I'll make any fixes quite yet. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 10:10, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

Help on photoEdit

Hi, Magog. Would you be able to help me with a deletion request? I am needing redirects File:Robert L. Wilkie official photo.jpg and File:Robert L. Wilkie official photo (cropped).jpg deleted so I can upload a new photo that is different. I jumped the gun and assumed that his acting Secretary of the VA photo was going to be his official SECVA photo... but it's not! Thanks, Corky 01:02, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

@Corkythehornetfan: I'm not clear what you're trying to do here. But I don't like to delete long-standing redirects since the old URL might be used by non-WMF wikis (e.g., legacy Wikivoyage) and websites. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:06, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
His official photo as the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affair is this image. This image was his acting sercretary photo - two different images. Basically, the new official image I've linked would be uploaded under "Robert L. Wilkie official photo.jpg"... I can create a different name for the new version if that is preferred, but I'd like to stick with the standard naming for the Trump Administration photos if possible. Hope that helps! Corky 01:18, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
I decided to use portrait instead. Thanks, Corky 05:19, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
@Corkythehornetfan: sorry I was mulling over how I wanted to handle that. I guess it shouldn't be a problem if you decide to use the title you asked. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 10:08, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
No worries! I had got to thinking and realized that his middle initial isn't used in the article title, so I went ahead and uploaded it under File:Robert Wilkie official portrait.jpg which still falls under tbe standard naming for Trump Administration personnel. Corky 15:53, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files of User:Ramsky78Edit

@Magog the Ogre: I have nominated all files uploaded by User:Ramsky78 for deletion in the past two days as obvious screengrabs of Google Street View imagery, but it has been caught in the backlog and should be deleted immediately. Can you delete those (or speedily delete them) and warn the user, though the account has been dormant since March 2018.--TagaSanPedroAkoTalk -> 03:19, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

@Magog the Ogre: Can you please reply? It has been three days. Thanks. TagaSanPedroAkoTalk -> 01:19, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

@TagaSanPedroAko: sorry. In my opinion, this isn't time critical so it can wait the standard discussion time. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:31, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
@Magog the Ogre: Since the mass deletion requests involve obvious copyvios (i.e. crops of Google Street View screen grabs), is it possible to have the files deleted immediately? It may take even a week or so, but for very obvious violations, we can delete them immediately. --TagaSanPedroAkoTalk -> 01:35, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
@TagaSanPedroAko: It is obvious in a few instances but I would prefer to wait for community consensus. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:40, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
@Magog the Ogre: We may wait for any other users, especially those involved in photos of places in the Philippines, but how can we invite others to that discussion? That part is something I don't know. Since the copyvios are spotted too late, I would agree on having community consensus first, but there are only a few users working of images of the Philippines who may be looking on any relevant discussions.--TagaSanPedroAkoTalk -> 01:49, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
@TagaSanPedroAko: we normally don't for a routine request like this one. An administrator will give everyone a few weeks to respond, and then make a decision. If the uploader provides no coherent explanation, it will usually resolve in a delete. The system isn't perfect, but it's the best we've got. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 19:15, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

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Blocking policyEdit

OgreBot 2 broke a licenseEdit

Crime scene - Alexis Jazz ping plz 23:38, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

@Alexis Jazz: it actually seems like one of the templates is broken. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:27, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
I don't get it. {{LangSwitch|en=''{{Cc-by-sa-3.0}}''}} works, {{Original text/i18n|text|text={{Cc-by-sa-3.0}}}} doesn't. Other templates with tables like {{Notice}} have the same problem. The answer is probably somewhere in the escape room.   - Alexis Jazz ping plz 00:54, 14 August 2018 (UTC)


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Removal of information by OgreBot 2Edit

OgreBot 2 removed information from "File:Samuel Maverick.jpg". I'm not sure why it did this. Could you please look into this? — SGconlaw (talk) 15:32, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Please read the FAQ. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 17:13, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
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