User talk:Pigsonthewing


I see that you whacked the blacklist on uploads today. I am going to guess that it was a PITA. Do you see a means to have better warned/prepared/stated that you had hit the blacklist? Or a means to have warned you that you were going to do so? Did hitting the blacklist have you abandon your uploads?  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:10, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: It was indeed a PITA, and stopped my work. I raised the issue in Commons talk:British Library/Mechanical Curator collection#‎Blocked by spam filter. Andy Mabbett (talk) 11:15, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. The blacklist and its ability to block url shorteners is vital, however, I am guessing that we need to alert people to that waaaaay earlier than a fail at upload time, and it is unrecoverable. Think that I will poke a notice into phabricator.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:05, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
Follow-up. Was the message that you received that simple? It should have also stated the problematic domain, well that is the default message. If yes, can I ask whether you are using language en-gb? I ask as I have expanded the base message to have some more helpful (hopefully more helpful) text, so that may be why the expanded text is not showing; though wouldn't explain why no domain name was mentioned.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:42, 7 February 2017 (UTC)
The full error message was "Transfer failed [1] : /The text you wanted to save was blocked by the spam filter. This is probably caused by a link to a blacklisted external site." You can try this yourself in Flickr2Commons. My Commons preferences are set to "en" not "en-GB". AFAICT, this has not previously been an issue with uploads from this rich source, using identical boilerplate text. Andy Mabbett (talk) 13:22, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Fossilised woodEdit

Hi. I see that you have added files to [[Category:Fossilised wood]] but not created the category. Dudley Miles (talk) 18:00, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

Spindle whorlsEdit

I think you've removed the category "Spindle whorl" from files using Cat-a-lot but haven't added the new category "Spindle whorls". --Simonxag (talk) 23:10, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

See Category:Spindle whorls in the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Andy Mabbett (talk) 23:13, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
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