User talk:Magog the Ogre

Cleanup ToolEdit

Hi Magog, in your Cleanup Tool, the uploader option doesn't seem to work. Can you have a look when you get some free time? --Sreejith K (talk) 15:48, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

@Sreejithk2000: which browser are you using? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:33, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
I tried using Firefox 45 and Chrome 50. In both browsers, I get the error message "Error! Unable to complete the process. :(". I was trying to cleanup my uploads. --Sreejith K (talk) 13:50, 14 April 2016 (UTC)
@Sreejithk2000: ✓ Fixed I finally figured this one out. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:12, 19 June 2016 (UTC)
Great. I tested it now and it works fine. Thanks for checking. --Sreejith K (talk) 21:56, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Michel Pratt conférencierEdit

Link requiered Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by South Shore (talk • contribs) 18:24, June 11, 2016‎ (UTC)

@South Shore: I cannot see that link directly. I can see, but I don't see any mention of a license. If you'd prefer, I can get a user who speaks French to help. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 18:32, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

Sorry over the pictures, at The top, not under. — Preceding unsigned comment added by South Shore (talk • contribs) 18:55, June 11, 2016‎ (UTC)

@South Shore: Ah, there it is. We're almost there. Could you by chance to get the website owner to alter the wording to explicitly choose a license, or to add some wording to the effect that any images uploaded by you personally are free under that license? Our most popular one is cc-by-sa-4.0 (see add instructions). Thanks and apologies for the hassle. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 19:07, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

I think it' sur done like you have asked. We appreciate your collaboration. Thank you.

OTRS received. Thank you Magog :) kvardek du (la plej bela nombro) 21:14, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

N/A authorsEdit

Hello Magog. I noticed you recently had OgreBot 2 change "N/A" to "{{unknown|author}}" in author fields. I'm not sure that this is such a great idea, because the term "N/A" is ambiguous. Sometimes "N/A" means "not available" (in which case it's probably safe to assume that the author really is unknown) but sometimes it means "not applicable", meaning that there is no meaningful sense in which the resource can be attributed to a particular author. That is, for the second case, the author is not unknown; rather, it is known that there is no author. Since there is no way for a bot to distinguish between the two senses of "N/A", I don't think it should be changing these authorship tags. Would you consider reverting the changes it recently made? —Psychonaut (talk) 11:07, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

@Psychonaut: could you please bring up your concerns at User talk:Magog the Ogre/cleanup.js#n/a and Leyo? Thanks. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 14:56, 13 June 2016 (UTC)
OK, done. —Psychonaut (talk) 15:03, 13 June 2016 (UTC)

Map DataEdit


I am looking for the data you used to create the Sports Authority and Dick's Sporting goods Location maps. I would really appreciate it if you can provide this data or point me in the direction where I can find it.

Thanks —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19:03, June 13, 2016‎ (UTC)

It involves some website scraping. In the case of Dick's, IIRC they used a third party which had a public API exposed. I don't have that data off hand but I can get that data for you. What sort of timeframe do you need it under? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:22, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
Hi Magog, Thanks for the reply. I don't want to burden you with this. If it is quick and easy for you to obtain then I would greatly appreciate the help but honestly if this takes you more than a few minutes then don't bother.
Some retailers, such as Hibbett Sports, freely provide this information in excel on their websites. In the case of Dick's, I've actually attempted to contact the company's Investor Relations but their reply was: "Please refer to our store locator tool to identify our current locations." Thanks —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:15, June 16, 2016‎ (UTC)
Are you sure? Also, in a crunch I've found third party sites are pretty accurate and easy to scrape. Like Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:43, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

Soft rangeblock?Edit

Hi Magog. Over the past couple weeks I've seen numerous vandal/disruptive DRs of sex-related material coming from ([1], [2] for example). Can you see if a 1 month soft rangeblock would be safe for this range and put that block in place if so? Thanks for your time. INeverCry 03:52, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

@INeverCry: I did a 15 day block. There were definitely good edits coming from logged in users while almost all of the edits from logged out users were junk. Here's hoping that it's just a low energy vandal or vandals that won't bother with registering. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:29, 16 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks old friend. Someone with some repressed sexual issues no doubt. They usually lose interest if they really have to put some work into it. I patrol new IP edits daily, so I'll let you know if I see anything further. INeverCry 01:37, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

New socks of User:Milanopablojavier24Edit

I'm sure CU will probably find a few more. INeverCry 23:32, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

@INeverCry: OK. First off, may I recommend {{Noping}}? Second, I deleted all the images except Special:Contributions/Milano.pablojavierg70, because they are probably not a copyright violation, and also for the lulz. Third, it looks like User:Elcobbola is on the case of the socks already. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:42, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
Looks like we hit on this at the same time. Also found and blocked Pablojg70 and Pablo4612, FYI. Эlcobbola talk 00:49, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks guys. I'll be sure to use {{Noping}} in future. If either of you are interested, I'd bet money that Catuccij1 is a sock of Albianmoonlight, with this signature "distressed man on a beach" upload. Crickets? Face-wink.svg INeverCry 01:17, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
@INeverCry: can you give more information on that? I have no prior experience with Albianmoonlight. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:21, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
He did uploads like this where he's hiding his face in his hands, or he did pics where he was standing naked on a beach with his back to the camera (we called him the "beach bum"). He would then put the images in articles and various pages on other wikis. I don't want you to waste your time, but you'd find several versions of the above "distressed man" image in the deleted uploads of AM's various socks (the guy in the pic is Albianmoonlight himself). I'm OCD, so I tend to mentally catalogue these old sock masters. His name is David Horvitz: Commons:Requests for checkuser/Case/Albianmoonlight. He's an occasional nuisance, but nothing to worry about too much anymore. I may have left some old info on him at Here's the first mass DR: Commons:Deletion requests/Files by User:Albianmoonlight, and there's about 80 others: [3]. @Ellin Beltz: might recognize File:20160416- DSC5229.jpg. INeverCry 05:02, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
See [4]. Catuccij1 is blocked as sock/meat of David Horwitz. --Denniss (talk) 08:29, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Denniss. That acct's now blocked here. We'll see about the other one found at, Specialtoyoutoyou, who I've mentioned to Elcobbola. I'll have a look for any others. INeverCry 17:42, 20 June 2016 (UTC)


It looks as though the local version of {{Oldffdfull}} is now broken since "files for deletion" was changed to "files for discussion" - for instance, see File talk:Azerbaijan Army 6.jpg. Do you have any ideas for fixing this for new discussions without breaking old ones? Kelly (talk) 08:33, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

@Kelly: yeah but it will be a pain. Feel free to ask around at VPT if you don't want to wait for me. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:53, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
Oh, there's no rush, obviously. I was thinking maybe it could somehow use the date in the template (I don't remember exactly what date it changed from "deletion" to "discussion"). But I'm afraid my template-coding knowledge is basically nil. Kelly (talk) 04:11, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
@Kelly: I believe I've caught most or all of the inclusions. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 19:00, 26 June 2016 (UTC)
Nice work, thanks! Kelly (talk) 23:50, 26 June 2016 (UTC)

Uploading old version - reverting to newEdit

Could you revert to the new version without English language "Samar Sea" at 14:14, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

@TheCoffee: do you have any issues with this? I'd rather get your approval before tinkering with a map that's been stable on English Wikipedia for 10 years. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 20:20, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
@IP: If he has an issue, we can easily fork the old version and you can replace it on the wiki(s) of your choice. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 20:21, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
✓ Done TheCoffee is inactive so I just made the change. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:48, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
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