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Undelete request for File:Palazzo comunale di Villarosa, costruito nel ’50, a fianco la Chiesa dell’Immacolata Concezione.jpgEdit

Hi, the source Flickr file was initially licensed for non-commercial work, but the user has been on Commons and asked that their deleted files be restored. I don’t have the source URL for this particular file but I can confirm that the license for other files from this user have been updated. Thank you. Ytoyoda (talk) 00:50, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

@Ytoyoda: That particular file is licenced under CC BY-NC 2.0 so we're unable to host it on Commons at the moment. The "credit given to me" part, I believe, refers to the -BY (attribution) aspect of the license, however the -NC aspect precludes any commercial use, therefore making it incompatible with our requirements here on Commons. odder (talk) 13:18, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for checking, I'll let the user know that it can't be -NC or -ND. Ytoyoda (talk) 13:22, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

MOTD NotificationEdit

A file you uploaded is on the main page!

File:President Obama speaks on explosions in Boston (2013-04-15).ogv, that you uploaded, is on the main page today. Thank you for your contributions to this project.


//EatchaBot (talk) 00:01, 15 April 2020 (UTC)



Can you please make a logo for the Ladin Wikipedia? It's in the incubator: incubator:wp/lld. The text is "Wikipedia, l’enziclopedia lëdia". I confirmed it with a dictionary.

Thanks! Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 07:24, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

Hi @Amir, long time no see! The logo is now available at File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-lld.svg—I hope you like it! As always, should the Ladin Wikipedia progress out of the Incubator, let me know and I'll create raster (PNG) logos for use in the top-left corner of the page. Thanks, odder (talk) 12:55, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! There has been a bit of discussion about going out of Incubator in the Language committee mailing list, so this may happen in the foreseeable future (although it's not 100% certain yet). Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 13:07, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
Now that I look at it more closely, it should use the elegant quote: L’enziclopedia and not L'enziclopedia. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 13:13, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
@Amir: Now fixed, thanks for noticing. odder (talk) 13:45, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

File:Standard time zones of the world.png needs to be updated and corrected.Edit


File:Standard time zones of the world.png needs to be updated and corrected.

Yukon switched from UTC -8 to UTC -7 when it abolished daylight saving in 2019, and needs to be colored in dark green.

Cyprus (including the breakaway Northern Cyprus which reverted from UTC +3 ("Turkey Time") to UTC +2, after ditching the one year long daylight saving experiment) is in UTC +2 and needs to be colored in brown.

Crimea which was annexed by Russia and the breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia in Georgia are in UTC +4 ("Moscow Time"), need to be colored in light green. There should be no black country borders for these places, only the thin red time zone borders.

These are the only changes in time zones which occurred since 2016 (except for Crimea where the time zone change already occurred in 2014 and in the breakaway regions in Georgia before that).

Yours sincerely, 07:21, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

Note: You can use the extensive website for verification. 09:04, 26 June 2020 (UTC)
Hi @, unfortunately I haven't got enough skills (or time) to update the map, however I have copied your request across to the map workshop so hopefully someone can attend to it sooner and better than I ever could. Thanks, odder (talk) 11:21, 5 July 2020 (UTC)


Hi, Could you please Restrict public visibility (Revision deletion) of User:Razaviraz edits in here. kind regardsDéjà vu 00:29, 19 July 2020 (UTC)

@DejaVu: I've now had a look—apologies for the delay—and to me, those two edits don't qualify for revision deletion, I'd simply consider them regular vandalism and I can see @Taivo already blocked the account on 1 July. Thanks for letting me know about this, however, and happy editing! odder (talk) 08:29, 27 July 2020 (UTC)

Hi. May you restore the account creator right? I don't want to get hit with a ratelimit while moving files simultaneously. 1989 (talk) 02:25, 23 August 2020 (UTC)

@1989: Please could you request this at the bureaucrats' noticeboard; thanks. odder (talk) 11:44, 23 August 2020 (UTC)
  Done Could you please answer it? It's been two days. 1989 (talk) 16:47, 25 August 2020 (UTC)
@1989: This has now been done by @Krd before I could get to it; sorry! odder (talk) 09:49, 27 August 2020 (UTC)

Infinite IP blocks?Edit

Hi. Noticed that you have some infinite IP blocks. Was this purposeful or just artefact of actions?  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:00, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

@billinghurst: I can't recall this block at all at the moment, so it was most likely result of something else. I've unblocked the IP address now, thanks for keeping track of this. odder (talk) 21:00, 11 August 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. You only had one, I had close to half a dozen. :-/  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:25, 11 August 2020 (UTC)

Logo of Helvetic AirwaysEdit

Dear Odder

Please consider that Helvetic Airways has a new logo: Please use red colour in .eps or .png Format.

Thanks a lot and best regards

Helvetic Airways Media Relations

The new logos has since been uploaded at File:Helvetic Logo 2019 red.svg and is currently used in the English Wikipedia article on Helvetic Airways, among others. odder (talk) 09:18, 25 August 2020 (UTC)


Hi Odder I was wondering if you would consider undeleting the Category:Wandering Thank you for your time. Lotje (talk) 14:32, 5 September 2020 (UTC)

Hi @Lotje, this category used to be a redirect to the category Category:Wanderers. Would that one be better for your use? I don't mind undeleting the category, but if you're planning to use it for something else, then please do feel free and re-create it. Thank you, odder (talk) 18:16, 5 September 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for looking into this, no need to undelete that category now.   Lotje (talk) 05:21, 6 September 2020 (UTC)

Update MediaWiki:Cirrussearch-boost-templatesEdit

Hi Odder,

While working on improving search results, I noticed that the existing templates-based boost scores seem a little odd nowadays. AIUI, the current scores don't seem to match usage patterns across Commons:

Template # files
Template:Assessments/commons/featured 14k
Template:Picture_of_the_day 7k
Template:Valued_image 35k
Template:Assessments 27k
Template:Quality_image 250k

E.g. files with Template:Assessments/commons/featured are currently configured to boost 250%, while Template:Picture_of_the_day is at 150%, In total, there are around 7k POTD and 14K featured files (and I believe being a featured images is even a prerequisite to being POTD.)

Based on how commonly used these templates are, I would like to propose to change the current configuration for MediaWiki:Cirrussearch-boost-templates to:


You last updated them back in 2014 and noone who currently works on this was around back then, so you might know more about their history and policy (if there even is one?) around changing them.

How should we go about making this happen? Based on the revision history, I suspect these numbers were selected by staff based on whatever data or gut feeling made sense at that time (which no longer matches current findings.) Am I right, or did the numbers come about via another process?

Can you make those changes? Should staff update the page? Can staff update the page going forward if we want to iterate on these numbers later on, as we monitor the impact of the changes?

Thanks! Mmullie (WMF) (talk) 08:49, 6 October 2020 (UTC)

@Mmullie (WMF): I don't believe there ever was a policy on changing boost scores for CirrusSearch. 2014 was in a completely different era, so I think it more likely the numbers were based on a gut feeling from whoever suggested them. I can make the changes you proposed, but I also feel it should be fine for Foundation staff to update the page, in consultation with the community, particularly as you are the ones monitoring their impact. Let me know if you want to make the edits or if you prefer I did them for the time being. Thanks, odder (talk) 12:39, 7 October 2020 (UTC)
@Odder: Ok cool - I'm happy to make the changes myself and continue to monitor them over the next couple of weeks. I just wanted to make sure there is no history or process behind the existing configuration that I didn't know about :) Mmullie (WMF) (talk) 07:05, 8 October 2020 (UTC)


Hi my friend, this logo can be, but text is wrong. Can you change "wikiqısebend" and "friddja sàtnegirji change to qısebendo xoser"? thanks, my best regards Xorasan (talk) 15:33, 8 October 2020 (UTC)

Hi @Xorasan, please open a new bug/feature request on Phabricator and I'm sure someone will be able to assist you — I have other priorities at the minute and will not be able to attend to this task; sorry. odder (talk) 16:53, 8 October 2020 (UTC)

Saraiki WikipediaEdit


I haven't asked you about logos for a while :)

The Saraiki Wikipedia was approved by the language committee. The current logo at File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-skr.svg is broken: it just says "encyclopedia" and not "Free encyclopedia". The full string is supposed to be آزاد بھوم ڳوجھی

. In addition, the rendering is incorrect: The first letter in the second word, ڳ (Gueh), is not connected to the next letter. The font that was used in the logo probably doesn't support it. It's a relatively rare letter, used only in a few languages, so it's no very surprising (although still quite sad).

At this link you can see several freely-licensed fonts that appear to support it well. The one that looks best to me is Lateef, which was specifically made for Sindhi and other languages of South Asia. Saraiki is geographically and culturally close to Sindhi, so it makes sense to me to use it.

Can you do it? :) --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 12:25, 23 November 2020 (UTC)

@Amir E. Aharoni: I can certainly try :-) I've uploaded a new version of File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-skr.svg using the Lateef font, but as far as I can see, the Gueh still isn't connected to the next letter (looking right-to-left)? Should I fix this manually? Also the subline font size is smaller than in the previous version, but this can be easily changed. I hope you're doing well, odder (talk) 15:56, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
Ouch, looks like none of them are connected. That's weird. Are you sure that Arabic support is enabled in your graphics software? I know that some graphics tools still don't support it perfectly well, even in 2020 (it's definitely true about some Adobe products, and maybe about some others). --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 20:06, 24 November 2020 (UTC)
@Amir E. Aharoni, @odder. Kindly use noto nastaliq urdu font, see:

Oh, okay. Nastaliq Urdu is fine with me, especially if that's what the writers want. It may be a bit challenging because of the shape, bit let's hope Odder can handle it :) --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 06:25, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

@Amir E. Aharoni, @Sraiki: Let's see, shall we? ;) I've uploaded a version of the logo using Noto Nastaliq Urdu to my personal website as Wikipedia-logo-v2-skr-v3.svg, could you have a look? It's wildly different from the current version so I didn't want to keep uploading and re-uploading it here on Commons, but if it's a-okay than I'll of course upload it here. Thanks, odder (talk) 10:16, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
Thank you! The letters are rendered correctly. They look a bit small, but if Sraiki thinks it's OK, then I'm OK, too. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 11:12, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
@odder, @Amir E. Aharoni, OK THanks, Yes They look bit small, Font size be increased. The word وکیـپـیـڈیا

may be written in any other font. So that the length of both line be balanced.Also see this: Kindly change this in svg. Sraiki (talk) 14:52, 26 November 2020 (UTC)

Kindly See this: <img src='' title='File:Wikipedia-logo-v2-skr.svg' /></a>Sraiki (talk) 17:10, 27 November 2020 (UTC)
See also * (talk) 05:44, 28 November 2020 (UTC)