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Gtk-go-forward-ltr.svg STOP! If your question regards things like Copyvio, License and Something-like-that, please read this!. Please also note that I'm using a Bot to put the messages in your talk page so excuse it if it makes errors. Usually, if you are the author of the picture it can be enough to add only {{PD-Self}} otherwise search the license here! And all will be ok. If the problem regards Bot-Problems (for example, if it's too fast or something like that..) or something else, don't be shy and notify me ASAP. Thanks and All the Best, --Mifter (talk) 01:57, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
Criticism is something you can avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

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English: Welcome to the Commons, Mifter!
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Re:Copyright status: File:Aldwych branch (zh-hk).svgEdit

Thanks for your notice. I just forgot to add the license when uploading the file, and added it below the file minutes ago. I believe that the problem is solved now. --Howard61313 (talk) 04:38, 17 April 2017 (UTC)


Code issues in User:Mifter/monobook.jsEdit

Hi Mifter, I am a bored bot (this is kind of a computer program) that is watching the recent changes and tapping buttons like I did now.

Curious about the reason? Possibly not but I will tell you anyway:

  1. You edited User:Mifter/monobook.js. Glad to see you coding in javascript! Have you ever considered becoming a MediaWiki hacker?
  2. Though, that change appears to introduce 1 new jshint issue -- the page's status is now having warnings. Note that invalid or ambiguous code often has unwanted side effects like breaking other tools for you. If you cannot find out how to fix it, I suggest blanking the page for now.
  3. To help you understanding where the issues are, I have aggregated a report here and now. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask users experienced in javascript writing for help. But do not ask the bot's operators (chronically overwrought) unless you suspect an error of mine. If you prefer not getting spammed by me, you can opt-out reports by adding {{ValidationOptOut|type=all}} to your user page. Good luck at Wikimedia Commons and happy hacking!
  1. ISSUE: line 3 character 1: document.write can be a form of eval. - Evidence: document.write('<script type="text/javascript" src="'

Your CommonsMaintenanceBot (talk) at 05:59, 29 April 2017 (UTC).

No souceEdit

Hi I've noticed you adding {{No source since}} to images that have sources if u think that the source is not appropriate please add {{No permission since}} instead of the template hope you do the said thanking --✝iѵɛɳ२२४०†ลℓк †๏ мэ 08:07, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Hello and thank you for your note. I'm afraid I don't fully understand the end of your comment however I generally have been using the No-Source tag for when the given source (own-work, etc.) is not credible as that appears to best represent the issue according to Commons:SOURCE with a credible source not given (the upload wizard generally defaults to "own-work".) On the other hand, I use the No-Permission tag when the uploader states something like "the Associated Press" as the author who in all likelihood did not authorize the image to be freely licensed. Neither appear to be good fits so I plan on just sending images in this scenario to DR for deletion moving forward. Thanks, Mifter (talk) 17:28, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

QuestionEdit

Hi, Random question but is there any way this bot can stay away from certain peoples uploads?,
The bot is great for those that are new to uploading or perhaps forget to include licenses but for me it's a complete pain in the arse - As I upload via videoconvert the licenses are never included and so it's very frustrating the moment I upload I get this bot not only tag my files but also leave me a message which obviously interrupts me and thus stops me from adding license info more quickly,
Not having a go at you or anything as it is a helpful bot but for those that know how to upload it's an inconvenience,
Anyway thanks, –Davey2010Talk 21:42, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi @Davey2010:, the bot does not have the technical ability to filter files by the uploading user however, I can whitelist certain templates as "licenses." For example if during the upload you added a placeholder template in one of the information parameters, I could then whitelist that template which would have my bot skip all images with it so you can go back thereafter to add the actual license info. It would probably be best to choose a template name/create a userspace template with an inconspicuous sounding name so no one accidentally uses it for anything other than this but that would allow all your video uploads to be passed by my bot. Best, Mifter (talk) 17:01, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
Hi Mifter, First off I apologise for the rant above - At the time I was frustrated but moaning to you over it was pretty pointless so i apologise for that,
Ah okay brilliant, So would something like {{Davey2010/vctemplate}} (Template:Davey2010/vctemplate) be okay ?, For obvious reasons I've not given any details on the template,
Anyway thanks for kindly doing this it's a big help and is extremely appreciated so thank you so much :), Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 23:25, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
@Davey2010: Its no problem, I understand how it can be annoying to be consistently interrupted by messages. I've whitelisted that template, so now your video uploads should not be tagged by my bot. If for some reason they continue to be, let me know and I'll investigate further. Best, Mifter (talk) 02:17, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
Hi Mifter, Oh brilliant thanks so so much :), Have a great day, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 14:57, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

Your VFC installation method is deprecatedEdit

Hello Mifter, we are aware that using the old installation method of VFC (via common.js, which you are using) may not work reliably anymore and can break other scripts as well. A detailed explanation can be found here. Important: To prevent problems please remove the old VFC installation code from your common.js and instead enable the VFC gadget in your preferences. Thanks! --VFC devs (q) 16:23, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Feature request: 10 minute delay for experienced users on MifterBotEdit

Hi Mifter, I recently uploaded an image ([history]) using Special:Upload. I filled in the author/licence fields and uploaded, but somehow the image got uploaded without them. Anyway, I immediately started writing {{Information}} manually, but in the meantime I got a talk page message from your bot and your bot also put a template on the page, giving me an edit conflict to resolve too. Would it be possible for you to add a time delay for users with (e.g.) five previous uploads that you haven't flagged as problematic? It's reasonable to assume that anyone who knows what they're doing and just makes a hash of it doesn't need the bot getting in their way. Best wishes, GKFXtalk 13:41, 11 June 2017 (UTC).

Hello and thank you for your suggestion. I'll certainly look into the feasibility of adding such a feature. With the way the bot currently runs however (every half hour) I am not sure if such a delay would be possible without a relatively dramatic rewrite of the code but will see what I can do. Thanks, Mifter (talk) 00:43, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Danke für Hinweis zu https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:20060624_m_xl_wiki_0699.jpgEdit

Hi Mifter, thank you for your hint. This was one of my early pictures. I am now trying to get better names ... Regards --Molgreen (talk) 04:52, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Have the picture renamed: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:20060624_m_xl_wiki_0699-Enercon-Windkraftanlage-und_Bl%C3%BCten.jpg --Molgreen (talk) 04:54, 20 July 2017 (UTC), --Molgreen (talk) 05:14, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for uploading the videoEdit

hi Mifter, thanks a lot for uploading the video: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:20170714_xl_P1130497-taz-Die-Tageszeit-Richtfest--Schweiz-Aufrichte--in-der-Friedrichstrasse-20-22-TEIL-2.webm I wish you a pleasant day --Molgreen (talk) 05:12, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

MifterBot too fastEdit

Hello, at least for uploads taken with bigChunkedUpload (cf. User talk:Rillke/bigChunkedUpload.js) your bot should wait a longer time before getting active, let’s say half an hour. These uploads are tagged characteristically and likewise have a characteristic edit comment – and there is at first no other information than the upload comment. See as example the file I was disturbed by your bot: File:Mariánský kostel - cropped version.jpg – after 10 minutes I have added the necessary information and would have been ever faster if there wasn’t the edit conflict with your bot’s action. I think, that back in past I sometimes also needed more time, but cannot tell exactly. If you want to research look in my edit history for the special tag (update: here is the link: Files uploaded by Speravir with bigChunkedUpload). — Speravir – 00:44, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

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