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Happy HolidaysEdit

  Happy Holidays!
G'day, just a quick greeting wishing you and your family happy holidays and all the best for 2014. And of course, a big thank you for putting a leg up by doing what you do on Commons, and helping to make it the fantastic project that it is. Greetings from a warm west coast of Aussie. russavia (talk) 01:45, 24 December 2013 (UTC)


{{YGM}} INeverCry 22:05, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

  • Got it, thanks! odder (talk) 22:05, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the talk page moveEdit

Don't know what I was doing there. [1] --MichaelMaggs (talk) 18:06, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

@MichaelMaggs: No worries. I took the liberty to delete the redirect for the talk page since we don't really need it; I left the one in the main namespace be because you already posted the link on Wikimedia-l. And thank you for your work on this, it is appreciated. odder (talk) 18:24, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
Good plan. Thanks. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 11:40, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Still under copyrightEdit

Hi, are you sure that File:Gustav Vigeland - monument in Frogner Park.jpg has come out of copyright? Vigeland's sculptures are now free, yes, but this is a statue of Vigeland, presumably not by him. --Avenue (talk) 03:18, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

I'm not sure about this at all. I think I'll nominate it for deletion—or do you think I should delete it straight away? odder (talk) 11:11, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
I went ahead with the second option and re-deleted the file. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, @Avenue :-) odder (talk) 11:22, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for re-deleting it. That does seem the best approach here. --Avenue (talk) 11:38, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Armenian WiktionaryEdit

You can change this picture and put this in its place. --Vadgt (talk) 11:24, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

@Vadgt: I am, indeed, technically able to. But why do you think I should do that? Has there been any discussion in the Armenian Wiktionary community requesting a change of the logo? As far I remember, the logo was changed as part of bug #43240, and @Nemo requested comments from your community on this page. I was only responsible for actually drawing the logo, and it happened more than a year ago, so I don't remember the case too much, but I'm sure Nemo can provide with more details. odder (talk) 11:52, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
I do not discussed him that no one except me is that project. --Vadgt (talk) 12:24, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Well of course the editing context. --Vadgt (talk) 12:28, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

I'm sorry, I don't understand what you're trying to say. Is this supposed to mean that you've been the only editor on the Armenian Wiktionary for more than a year (that's when the logo was changed) and no one consulted you about the new logo? As I said, I don't remember the details, so you'd have to discuss this with Nemo. odder (talk) 12:59, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
Indeed the thing had been advertised locally, with [2] [3] [4]. Vadgt, can you please link us to consensus/discussion for the new logo? I don't see any discussion or notice in any page. --Nemo 13:10, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
This is exactly what I wanted to say. --Vadgt (talk) 02:44, 2 January 2014 (UTC)


Sprawę traktuję na tyle poważnie, że będę potrzebował trochę czasu. W ciągu ostatnich miesięcy niestety go nie miałem. Planuję wysłać oficjalne, "papierowe" pismo, i to w takiej formie, żeby NIK nie miała pola ani do zbycia obywatela, ani do kontynuowania korespondencji. Na razie może nominuj do usunięcia, a imho prędzej czy później plik wróci. Tar Lócesilion|queta! 22:24, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Photo challengeEdit

All the sections are empty. Can you fix? -- Colin (talk) 20:51, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

@Colin: Not really; each time I try to save the page (even after removing the included sub-pages), I'm being thrown a useless non–MediaWiki error. There is currently some troubleshooting going on on IRC, I'm sure the page will be fixed soon (or else a Bugzilla bug will be filed to let the developers know). odder (talk) 20:54, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
I think I fixed it. You removed the contents inside the sections. I don't understand the translate stuff. I'd like to move the "open for voting" section to before the "open for submitting" but the translate stuff has numbers that I think might break. -- Colin (talk) 20:57, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
@Colin: The page works okay, but as a translation administrator, I still cannot mark the updated version for translation due to the error I'm seeing. odder (talk) 20:59, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
Are you still getting the error? I got an error too why I tried to view a previous version to see what it used to contain. The main priority for translation is I suppose the voting rules on each voting page. If things can be re-organised to make translation easier then please advice. But we need to be careful not to break the page while it is being actively used for voting and submission -- I've made too many mistakes today myself. The whole challenge forum is quite active in terms of changing text/rules as we are just starting out and experimenting. I guess this makes translation a moving goal. -- Colin (talk) 21:16, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
@Colin: Yes, and it's existing on various other pages using the Translate extension, and is quite complicated. Wikimedia Foundation operations team are already on it and trying to fix the bug. odder (talk) 22:00, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
See my talk page. I made a mistake trying to re-order the sections. I still would like voting to come before new-submissions (otherwise it gets lost at the bottom of a big gallery) but this needs to be done by someone who knows what they are doing. I think ultimately we will want more automation for voting/submission like WLM and POTY so we need to bear in mind these pages are temporary and in-flux when considering translation effort. -- Colin (talk) 23:11, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

Valued Image PromotionEdit

Your nomination has been reviewed and promoted
Congratulations! The image you nominated was reviewed and has now been promoted as a valued image. It is considered to be the most valued image on Commons within the scope:
Macaca nigra (Celebes crested macaque) self-portrait.
If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Valued images candidates.
Wow, that's great, thanks! odder (talk) 17:20, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Will you be my BFFEdit

As the picturings show, Australia make much lovings of Poland. Would you gib me sign that you can into BFF plox. russavia (talk) 16:19, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

You seem to have gotten the colours wrong, @Russavia. On the Polish flag, the red stripe is on the bottom — your picture represents the flag of Indonesia. I'm glad you like Poland, though — we are, in general, a nice country. odder (talk) 16:26, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
Odder, don't trust him, he'll just use you and then dump you. Demand a legal contract and ensure no revocation is possible in the legislation of choice. (Poland should be fine for that, right?) --Nemo 16:32, 8 January 2014 (UTC)
No Polen, that not being of Indonesia, that is of a Poland. Look, here's a Poland that Germany made earlier. Beside, we all know everything in Poland of upside down. It's true, see!!. russavia (talk) 17:33, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

English/Polish translationsEdit

Dear Odder, I am reaching out to you to thank you for your help translating the 'Thank you letter' from Sue Gardner into Polish. This spring we will be focusing on one or two languages per week in order to develop quality translations and appealing fundraising messages that are well adapted to the language/culture where they are being shown. For this purpose, I am looking for dedicated translators who would be interested in helping us translate our English banner text into their own language and also hopefully give us one-to-one feedback and suggestions on alternative versions. Would you be interested in helping me out with this for the Polish language? If so, could I contact you be email? Thank you very much for your valuable support. Kind regards, Jrobell (talk) 10:54, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

@Jrobell: Thank you for your kind words; it was my pleasure to translate Sue's letter! I would be thrilled to help you with your work, and you're more than welcome to contact me by e-mail. Looking forward to hearing from you, odder (talk) 13:43, 10 January 2014 (UTC)


Hi. What does OTRS ticket here cover? --Sporti (talk) 06:47, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

@Sporti: It covers all pictures from the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup competitions in Zakopane between 2002–2013 taken by Tadeusz Mieczyński (the editor of odder (talk) 09:56, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
Ok thanks, so for example this would be ok? --Sporti (talk) 11:33, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
@Sporti: Yes, that picture would be just fine. odder (talk) 11:39, 17 January 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Original Barnstar
Before the entry of the Chinese New Year, I bestow upon thee this Star of Hope. Cheers. Ramon FVelasquez (talk) 02:01, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, @Ramon! A very happy New Year to you, too! odder (talk) 20:10, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Dziekuje bardzo...Edit

... for fixing that toll booth! I am really in need of a new pair of glasses!--Nabak (talk) 07:02, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

@Nabak: Ой! Пожалуйста :-) odder (talk) 14:17, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 R1 AnnouncementEdit

Round 1 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open!Edit

2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2013 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eighth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2013) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topical categories. Two rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you may vote for as many images as you like. The top 30 overall and the most popular image in each category will continue to the final. In the final round, you may vote for just one image to become the Picture of the Year.

Round 1 will end on . Click here to learn more and vote »

the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee

You are receiving this message because you voted in the 2012 Picture of the Year contest.


.....greetings. Orchi (talk) 14:07, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome, @Orchi. odder (talk) 14:12, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Concerning IP postEdit

Hi Tomasz. Can you take a look at this? It contains accusations of illegal activity and a legal threat. I hid the revision and blocked the IP for 24hrs. I'm not sure if this needs to be oversighted or if anything else should be done regarding the user he's referring to or the image he linked. INeverCry 04:38, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi @INeverCry, I'll reply to you via e-mail in a moment. odder (talk) 07:30, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Quality imagesEdit

Witaj. Niestety po [5] nie jest dobrze - bez aktualizacji wyświetla się (w innych niż en:) $1, a po aktualizacji -100, czyli tak jak przedtem :( --Chrumps (talk) 23:47, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

@Chrumps: Tak :-( Szczerze mówiąc, nie wiem, dlaczego to nie działa; osobiście nie widzę żadnego powodu, żeby formatowanie liczb wyglądało inaczej na stronach rozszerzenia Translate. Spróbuję jeszcze powalczyć trochę z funkcjami parsera, ale najprawdopodobniej skończy się na zgłoszeniu błędy w Bugzilli… odder (talk) 00:02, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
@Chrumps: zerknij na User:Odder/Sandbox, widać wyraźnie, że funkcje parsera zachowują się inaczej na normalnych stronach, a inaczej na stronach z włączonym rozszerzeniem Translate. Najpewniej jutro z samego rana zgłoszę buga. odder (talk) 00:30, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
Też zauważyłem, że np. na stronie głównej formatnum działa dobrze. A zmienną dałoby się po usunięciu błędu chyba użyć, skoro formatnum (teoretycznie) przyjmuje kod języka interfejsu? --Chrumps (talk) 01:58, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
@Chrumps: Tak, mam taką nadzieję — z pewnością będzie łatwiej utrzymywać aktualność tłumaczenia bez konieczności przekopywania się przez funkcje parsera; wpisanie $1 jest dużo łatwiejsze :-) formatnum (funkcja parsera, nie rozszerzenie) przyjmuje tylko kod locale, który w przypadku Commons jest ustawiony jako angielski (stąd zawsze będziemy widzieć 61,300 zamiast 61 300). odder (talk) 09:44, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
@Chrumps: Ostatecznie zgłosiłem buga #60604; błąd leży chyba w zachowaniu funkcji {{#expr:}}, a nie {{#formatnum:}}. odder (talk) 23:22, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Dziękuję...Edit zmianę moich uprawnień. Pozdrawiam. Mboro (talk) 18:12, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Mboro: Nie ma za co :-) Dzięki za Twój wkład na Commons, i również pozdrawiam. odder (talk) 18:37, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

User rightsEdit

Hi, thanks for adding me to group "autopatrolled". But why did you remove me from group "filemover"? --Andre de (talk) 22:03, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

@Andre de: I made a mistake; I wanted to add you to the autopatrolled user group and clicked the wrong button. Sorry about that :-) odder (talk) 22:12, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

Temporary undeletions concerning the PlenarsaalEdit

Hey odder, thanks a lot for the execution of the undeletions. I'd really appreciate you to

By doing this, the case should be able to be closed. Thanks again, Yellowcard (talk) 15:01, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi @Yellowcard: all done :-) Thank you for your help in getting this sorted out! odder (talk) 15:28, 2 February 2014 (UTC)
My pleasure, the only problem was the long time till this temporary undeletion was executed... :-) Cheers Yellowcard (talk) 15:30, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Many thanksEdit

I will try to follow the way of mine.--Витольд Муратов (обс, вклад) 18:19, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

@Витольд Муратов: Не стоит благодарности! odder (talk) 18:35, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:2014-01-25 President Obama's Weekly Address.webmEdit

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Thanks for uploading File:2014-01-25 President Obama's Weekly Address.webm. I notice that the file page either doesn't contain enough information about the license or it contains contradictory information about the license, so the copyright status is unclear.

If you created this file yourself, then you must provide a valid copyright tag. For example, you can tag it with {{self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-all}} to release it under the multi-license GFDL plus Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike All-version license or you can tag it with {{PD-self}} to release it into the public domain. (See Commons:Copyright tags for the full list of license tags that you can use.)

If you did not create the file yourself or if it is a derivative of another work that is possibly subject to copyright protection, then you must specify where you found it (e.g. usually a link to the web page where you got it), you must provide proof that it has a license that is acceptable for Commons (e.g. usually a link to the terms of use for content from that page), and you must add an appropriate license tag. If you did not create the file yourself and the specific source and license information is not available on the web, you must obtain permission through the OTRS system and follow the procedure described there.

Note that any unsourced or improperly licensed files will be deleted one week after they have been marked as lacking proper information, as described in criteria for deletion. If you have uploaded other files, please confirm that you have provided the proper information for those files, too. If you have any questions about licenses please ask at Commons:Village pump/Copyright or see our help pages. Thank you.

No required license templates were detected at this file page. Please correct it, or if you have any questions please contact me on my talk page. Yours sincerely, Jarekt (talk) 13:24, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

@Jarekt: Thanks for the notification. I added the licensing tag back; I think my mouse must have flickered when I tried to add a link to the transcript made available by the White House and I removed the tag by mistake. odder (talk) 14:01, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
A lot of people are uploading (daily) images with no license. Check User:Jarekt/a for last few days. A lot of them seem to be new, so they must be missing some step during the upload. I either do not see much files with no license from experienced users or they do not mention it. But I often wonder how come newbes are able upload file without license and there is no automatic tagging. Some years ago I added {{License template tag}} to all recognized license templates and now it is easy to spot images without them: user:YiFeiBot does occasional database scans and finds all the images without licenses (mostly cases where images loose a license somehow) and I occasionally use CatScan2 to find new uploads without licenses. But we are still in the mode of detecting issues and informing users about it (or fixing it for old uploads). Actually today I proposed Commons_talk:Abuse_filter#I_would_like_to_develop_a_filter_detecting_license_template_removal to deal with images loosing a licenses. We should probably improve upload tools to prevent new uploads without license. --Jarekt (talk) 14:31, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
@Jarekt: My first answer was misleading, so apologies for that. That file doesn't qualify as an upload without a license (because I removed the tag by mistake in a later edit), but I agree with your idea of setting up an abuse filter disallowing total removal of licensing tags (or perhaps only warning users of what they are about to do). In most cases (all?), just like in mine, that's either a mistake or a vandalism, and shouldn't be happening at all.

As for your suggestion to improve our upload tools, the UploadWizard, at least, already prohibits uploads without a licensing tag, and in case people choose the "I don't know" option, it tags them as missing license. I have never tried uploading a file with Commonist or Vicuna without a licensing tag, so I can't tell how those tools behave in situations like this; even so, those tools are unlikely to be used by new users and any errors are likely to be made by mistake. odder (talk) 14:43, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

User rightsEdit

Hello Odder, as I saw you changed my user rights into "autopatrolled". Is this due to my changes with the templates? --Toffel (talk) 20:59, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

@Toffel: No, it's due to your involvement in Wikimedia Commons as a whole. You have made almost a thousand edits on this project, have registered back in 2006 (!) and I think it's due time that your edits are marked as autopatrolled here. Please note that this does not have any influence over your contributions—it's only a sign to administrators and patrollers that you are an experienced editor and that your edits need not be checked. Thanks again for your involvement with Commons! odder (talk) 21:09, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. :-) --Toffel (talk) 21:29, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Congratulations & CelebrationsEdit

Hello Odder!

I would like to congratulate you and wish you to achieve success and satisfaction as a bureaucrat on Commons, your beloved project.

I wanted to give you a virtual glass of champagne, but after watching this film [6], I promised myself to never promote alcohol drinks to anyone in any way. So you receive a freshly baked virtual croissant with rose hip jam and a cup of hot chocolate for tomorrow breakfast to start your first day as a bureaucrat with a full stomach:-)

Isn't Commons hosting all these beautiful pictures incredible?

As for me, my "adventure" on Commons is over and like a bird I'll fly away. --Seleucidis (talk) 21:19, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

As I said on IRC to document it publicly; There has got to be odder candidates but congrats even though I am not a regular in fact, just not a commons editor :p John F. Lewis (talk) 00:33, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
Congratulations! --Alan (talk) 00:33, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
It seems others have beaten me to it, even though I closed the request... but anyway, welcome aboard. --99of9 (talk) 00:35, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
Congratulations and welcome to the new responsibilities. You can expect the hardest words from me (occasionally) as to all other 'crats and admins here. ;) Jee 02:59, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
@Seleucidis, @John F. Lewis, @Alan, @99of9, @Jkadavoor: Thank you for your kind words; I appreciate the warm welcome :-) I might not be the most active bureaucrat just yet — I'd rather ease my way in — but I will do my best not to let you down. odder (talk) 09:37, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

A bit late, but I believe you'd be a good addition to the bureaucrat team. \o/ \o/ --PierreSelim (talk) 12:29, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Happy to see odder as crat. Congrats :) --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:38, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your kind words, @PierreSelim and @Steinsplitter! odder (talk) 14:28, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Congrats! I added you to the ML. --Dschwen (talk) 13:27, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, @Dschwen, I appreciate your help :-) odder (talk) 14:28, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

I'm a late, I know, but still congrats with your successful request for bureaucrat rights. :) Trijnsteltalk 21:07, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Yay! Thanks much, @Trijnstel! odder (talk) 21:08, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Help with User talk:EugeneZelenko#ZdjęciaEdit

Could you please help to resolve situation with User:Rynio55? This user knows Polish much better then English. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:30, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

@EugeneZelenko: Sure, but I can only reply in about two to three hours, so please bear with me. odder (talk) 15:58, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
@EugeneZelenko: It appears that Jarekt already took care of the issue, so I'll let him deal with (thanks Jarek!). odder (talk) 17:00, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Rights increasedEdit

Thanks for that! Put a smile on my face after reading the mass-deletion discussion for photos of the Louise Weiss building. --Brian McNeil / talk 20:58, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

@Brian McNeil: You're welcome. You've been around for too long for me to have to explain anything to you, so I'll just wish you an enjoyable rest of your evening instead :-) odder (talk) 21:01, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

"Nowe reguły" wprowadzane przez użytkowników zza OdryEdit

Dobry wieczór. Czy mógłbyś temu userowi (Lienhard Schulz) wytłumaczyć żeby przestał wstawiać pod arboretum Wirty kategorię West Prussia ? Ostatecznie pod takimi historycznymi kategoriamii miały znajdować się tylko pliki historyczne z przed 1918/19 oraz historyczne mapy, herby i flagi a nie kompletne kategorie obejmujące komplet mediów. Wielokrotnie usuwałem już takie kategorie z kategorii polskich dworców, kościołów, zamków, pałacy itd ... niestety zawsze znajdzie się jakiś "wieczniewczorajszointeligentniejszy" zza Odry. Dla kategorii obiektów i instytucji nieruchomych (jaką bez wątpienia jest Arboretum Wirty) obowiązuje przecież współczesne kryterium geograficzne a nie epizod z okresu zaboru pruskiego w XIX wieku. Podobne dziwolągi tworzy user (Thoma) patrz tu przypisując je ostatecznie pod ... dwory w Niemczech i Siedliska arystokratyczne w Niemczech ... gdyby to robił tylko z plikami historycznymi z przed 1918/19 lub 1945 to "pal sześć" ale on podwiesza pod to całe kategorie (patrz np. tu dwór Sierakowskich w Waplewie Wielkim, Pałac w Krokowej, dwór obronny w Grocholinie na Pałukach itd..). Dzięki z góry za ewentualną pomoc. pozdr. 16:07, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

File:Smoking Crack.jpgEdit

Looks like a revision hide of yours has been undone in this image being re-uploaded with her face visible today. INeverCry 00:59, 17 February 2014 (UTC)]]

Now that's an interesting development. I wonder why @Hazhk decided it would be such a good idea to undo an admin action and restore the first version of the picture. Thanks for alerting me to this, @INeverCry. odder (talk) 09:29, 17 February 2014 (UTC)
I decided it would be such a good idea because I can see no justification for blurring the face. There is nothing on the file's talk page, so it's not as if I challenged any explanation or reasoning. If the worry is about personality rights, well, there's a large template on the file page, "The use of depictions of living or deceased persons may be restricted by laws regarding personality rights ... please ensure that the intended use does not infringe any personality rights under applicable laws." That seems appropriate to me. But why would there by a worry? The original file isn't altered in any way and if there's really any reason to assume that the person depicted wouldn't want their face visible then we should remove the file entirely, because clearly there would be concerns about the source. -- Hazhk (talk) 13:23, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Uzurpacja kontaEdit

Witaj! Mam do Ciebie prośbę. Czy mógłbyś trochę przyśpieszyć moje zgłoszenie? [7] Byłbym bardzo wdzięczny. Mati7

That's taken care of; I also informed the user on their Polish Wikipedia talk page. odder (talk) 19:00, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Wielkie dzięki Mati7 (talk) 19:02, 19 February 2014 (UTC)


Mam prośbę: czy mógłbyś ukryć do 2023 roku poprzednią wersję tego pliku? Wieralee (talk) 21:50, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

@Wieralee: Zrobione :-) odder (talk) 21:52, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Bardzo dziękuję :) Pukam z tą samą prośbą, tym razem odnośnie tego pliku... Wieralee (talk) 22:55, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
    @Wieralee: Również   załatwione. odder (talk) 23:07, 25 February 2014 (UTC)


Hi Odder,

Can you please move Category:Bagrationi to Category:Bagrationi dynasty? Jaqeli (talk) 22:01, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

@Jaqeli: Sure! I'm on it; the move should be finished soon. odder (talk) 22:08, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. Regards. Jaqeli (talk) 22:10, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for your correction on the redirect. There are some misspellings and mistakes in some subcategories of Bagrationi dynasty and is it okey to ask directly you for them to move? Jaqeli (talk) 22:34, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

@Jaqeli: Yes, if you need me to move anything else, just ask here, and I'll try to help. odder (talk) 22:54, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks again. Jaqeli (talk) 22:57, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi Odder, can you please move these ones as well? Jaqeli (talk) 11:03, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

@Jaqeli: All are done; I left {{Category redirect}} behind in case anyone links to the old category name. odder (talk) 12:27, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I agree and think those redirects are much needed. Can you also move these 3 if you can? Jaqeli (talk) 12:40, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

@Jaqeli: I renamed Category:Caucasian Iberia, but I'm not sure about the other two categories. As far as I see, all Georgian nobility families are referred to by their names, and not as House of X. As for Category:Georgian alphabet, we have en:Georgian alphabet, and I think we should stay consistent with it. odder (talk) 18:06, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
Please see House of Mukhrani. Mukhran-Batoni is indeed a mistake which is just a title not a name of this noble family and it should be moved for sure. As for the Georgian alphabet you're right. It should be in harmony with the English wikipedia in this case. Jaqeli (talk) 19:40, 20 February 2014 (UTC)
@Jaqeli: Thanks for the link. I'm moving Category:Mukhran-Batoni; it should be finished soon. odder (talk) 20:43, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I think in this case it is better to delete the "Mukhran-Batoni" category instead of redirecting it as it is not a name of the noble family but just a title, like Lord, Prince. Jaqeli (talk) 20:49, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

The redirect does not hurt anyone, and I think it would be prudent to keep it, at least for some time, in case there are existing links to the old category name. odder (talk) 21:21, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Please also move these two if you can? Jaqeli (talk) 10:56, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

@Jaqeli: Both done. odder (talk) 11:35, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. But why "Maps of the Kingdom of Iberia"? Addition of "the" is not needed at all. Jaqeli (talk) 13:27, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
@Jaqeli: Google tells me that's the proper grammar form; I don't think it's so important as to require any future changes. odder (talk) 13:46, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

I've checked also other map categories and you are indeed right. "the" is used in most of them so thank you for correcting me. Jaqeli (talk) 14:06, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Can you move these also? Jaqeli (talk) 22:48, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Is it possible to move them? Jaqeli (talk) 13:38, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

@Jaqeli: All done. odder (talk) 19:46, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you. Do you know by chance if there is any tool which will make it possible to add categories into many multiple images with one click by choosing them in any way? Jaqeli (talk) 19:58, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

@Jaqeli: You're looking for Cat-a-lot; you can enable it in your preferences. odder (talk) 20:01, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Wow. Thank you so much. There are 2 categories that needs to be moved. Would you do it today or better to ask you tomorrow? Jaqeli (talk) 20:13, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

@Jaqeli: If you'd like me to move some other categories, just ask :-) I'll do that as soon as I can. odder (talk) 20:34, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you. Please move these 2 when you can. :) Jaqeli (talk) 20:51, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

@Jaqeli: Both done. odder (talk) 21:38, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you Odder. Jaqeli (talk) 21:51, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Dziękuję !Edit

Wishes, --Spiridon Ion Cepleanu (talk) 20:39, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

@Spiridon Ion Cepleanu: You are welcome :-) Thanks for your involvement with Wikimedia Commons so far, and happy editing! odder (talk) 20:43, 20 February 2014 (UTC)

Usunięcie plikuEdit

Proszę o jak najszybsze usunięcie pliku Wydania Tygodnika Podhalańskiego w gablocie przy biurze reklamacji i ogłoszeń.jpg [8] ponieważ przesłałem go na zasadzie dozwolonego użytku. Mój błąd. Mati7 (talk) 08:24, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

@Mati7: Usunąłem ten plik, a przy okazji również Twoją stronę użytkownika. Zastanów się proszę głęboko nad tym, czy podawanie swojego imienia i nazwiska oraz daty urodzenia jest rozsądne. Internet jest pełen ludzi, którzy z chęcią wykorzystają takie informacje przeciwko Tobie. Porozmawiaj może z kimś dorosłym na temat tego, jakie informacje o sobie warto udostępniać publicznie w sieci. Dzięki, odder (talk) 09:40, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

"Długie, szczupłe figury chińskich kobiet na porcelanie"Edit

Wafelki z syropem na podwieczorek jako podziękowanie

Cześć! Czy zechciałbyś w wolnej chwili załadować do Commons to zdjęcie [9], które idealnie pasuje do zilustrowania tego hasła pl:Lange lijzen. Według tego co widzę, to Rijksmuseum udostępniło je na licencji Public Domain. Mnie się nie udało skopiować:-( Na razie dodałam do hasła link zewnętrzny do zdjęcia. Jeżeli uda Ci się załadować, to proszę dodaj zdjęcie do hasła i usuń link zewnętrzny. Pozdrawiam serdecznie. Seleucidis (talk) 12:50, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

@Seleucidis: Przesłałem File:Dekselpot met lange lijzen (Rijksmuseum AK-RBK-16254).jpg; jeśli mogłabyś uzupełnić opis w języku niderlandzkim, to byłbym wdzięczny. odder (talk) 13:13, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
Uzupełniłam opis w języku niderlandzkim. Dodałam też po polsku i po angielsku. Wielkie dzięki:-) Piękne zdjęcie. Seleucidis (talk) 14:55, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 R2 AnnouncementEdit

Round 2 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open!Edit

2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.

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Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year were entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

There are two total rounds of voting. In the first round, you voted for as many images as you liked. The top 30 overall and the most popular image in each category have continued to the final. In the final round, you may vote for just one image to become the Picture of the Year.

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OdderBot and File:GrandGeyserYNP.jpgEdit

Just a heads up, your bot OdderBot that is/was adding {{Flickr-change-of-license}} tags seems to have failed to check to see if the tag was already present (see File:GrandGeyserYNP.jpg for an example) before adding the tag. —RP88 22:07, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

@RP88: Thanks for the heads-up and the revert. I'll have a look at the log after finishing the task and will revert any other misdeeds of the script. odder (talk) 22:12, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
@RP88: So it appears that was one of only two errors; I caught the other one (99.6% of effectiveness :-) odder (talk) 23:33, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the autopatrollerEdit

Hi, thanks for granting me the autopatroller ights [10] best regards.--Judgefloro (talk) 10:02, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

@Judgefloro: You're welcome :-) Thanks for all your contributions to Commons! odder (talk) 10:07, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
I was invited and advised to take pictures of Philippine by [11] User:J.smith 19:59, 23 November 2008 (UTC); even if it is not yet too late, I am now taking photos as I travel to different Philippine towns amid the fact that at my age of 60 it is very hard to comprehend Commons laws and rules on editing, but I am trying my best. Cheers.--Judgefloro (talk) 10:11, 23 February 2014 (UTC)


Hi odder again,

Please move this one also:

Jaqeli (talk) 11:28, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

@Jaqeli: Done. odder (talk) 11:59, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you. Please move these 3 as well. Jaqeli (talk) 13:19, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

@Jaqeli: All done. odder (talk) 13:46, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. Jaqeli (talk) 13:49, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

"Nowe reguły" wprowadzane przez użytkowników zza Odry cd.Edit

Dzień dobry ponownie usnąłem wprowadzone przez usera za Odry reverty. Niestety posuwa się on coraz dalej patrz tu: [12]. Jakoś nic do niego nie trafia może istnieje jednak jakaś możliwość żeby go "wychować lub postawić do pionu" ?. Dzięki z góry za ewentualną pomoc. pozdr. 05:47, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Dokonałem kilku revertów, ale Tohma wycofał wszystkie z nich, wobec czego zostawiłem wiadomość na jego stronie dyskusji. Zapraszam do dyskusji tamże. odder (talk) 12:13, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Autopatrolled rightsEdit

Well thank you! Lady Lotus (talk) 19:48, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

@Lady Lotus: You are most welcome :-) odder (talk) 19:55, 24 February 2014 (UTC)


My account says you renamed me from my current name to TLSuda, but I cannot login to that account, and this account still exists. Any thoughts on why this would be? Thanks in advance. ТимофейЛееСуда (talk) 23:55, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Nevermind, it works now. Thanks. -- ТимофейЛееСуда. 00:07, 25 February 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for the upgrade, Odder! I swear that I will use it wisely. Good luck! NaBUru38 (talk) 16:57, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Need help..Edit

Hi Odder, can you help me delete this file. The user who uploading it keep adding this "fake" maps which he gets from to many articles and this is quite disruptive. He is already been blocked in English Wikipedia due to copyright problem which you can see here. — иz нίpнόp ʜᴇʟᴘ! 13:35, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

@иz нίpнόp: I have deleted the file, and blocked the user indefinitely for repeated uploads of copyright violating files. Thank you for bringing this matter to my attention. odder (talk) 16:41, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks @Odder for your fast response. I hope he will stop doing any disruptive editing by using other anonymous IPs like what he did on the English Wikipedia before. ;) — иz нίpнόp ʜᴇʟᴘ! 20:35, 26 February 2014 (UTC)


Hello! I wanted to thank you for naming me as a member autopatrolled! I'll try to do better! Thank you again! Greetings from Nicholas! --Nicholas Gemini (talk) 17:36, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Ciao @Nicholas Gemini! Siete i benvenuti :-) odder (talk) 17:40, 26 February 2014 (UTC)


I feel honoured. Thank you. HeinrichStuerzl (talk) 23:24, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

@HeinrichStuerzl: You are welcome — bitte sehr! odder (talk) 09:54, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

The promotionEdit

Blagodaryà za dovèrieto, Tomasz.--Utar Sigmal (talk) 03:00, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

@Utar Sigmal: Ni za kaj! odder (talk) 09:54, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
Bɤlgarski. But I understood.--Utar Sigmal (talk) 12:46, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
@Utar Sigmal: Sorry! Ti si dobre doshal! odder (talk) 14:25, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
Jestem coraz bliżej, by wreszcie skorzystać z mojej pozycji - Mówię o pieniądze (w gotówce), sława ... nie mówiąc już o kobietach!--Utar Sigmal (talk) 13:17, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for making me part of the autopatrol teamEdit

Dear Tomasz, thanks a lot for promoting me. I would be more a serious of my role and do my best. (Did I just talk like a politician?) :) Cheers! --Subhashish Panigrahi (talk) 10:08, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

@Subhashish Panigrahi: You are welcome :-) Thank you for all your contributions to Wikimedia Commons. odder (talk) 11:30, 27 February 2014 (UTC)


Thank you for the trust.--Beko (talk) 17:18, 27 February 2014 (UTC)

Technical admin detailsEdit

Can you please update Commons:List of administrators and Commons:List of administrators by date to welcome our two new administrators? (Don't really see the sense in those two pages being protected.) Thanks, TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 05:35, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

On second thought maybe we should just delete those two pages altogether and transclude Special:ListUsers/sysop instead, as these user-generated lists tend to grow to become very un-maintainable and difficult to remember to update frequently. Whereas software tricks are automatic and easy to understand, with no maintenance effort at all. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 05:41, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
@TeleComNasSprVen: As far as I am aware, the custom was for the new admins to add themselves to each of these lists. I see Rodhullandemu added himself to Commons:List of administrators and that you updated Commons:List of administrators by date; I did the rest. As for your other idea, its biggest drawback is that automatic lists don't include any information about what languages administrators speak, which is vital information for someone looking for help in their language. odder (talk) 10:07, 28 February 2014 (UTC)


Hi odder,

Can you please move Category:Bagrationi dynasty of Kingdom of Georgia to Category:Bagrationi dynasty of Georgia. Jaqeli (talk) 14:33, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

@Jaqeli: Done. odder (talk) 15:21, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. Jaqeli (talk) 15:26, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
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