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Archives: 2016 and earlier


Happy New Year, Romaine!Edit

An information for Belgian usersEdit

Hi. Sorry to bother you but if you have few minutes could you use some channel (social media, mailing list) of Wikimedia Belgium to inform about current Photo challenge at Commons:Photo challenge/2017 - February - Multilingualism. I don't want the output to be unbalanced. We usually don't have a lot of Belgian uploaders and this is one of the case when it is appropriate to fix this. With other communities I have used the village pump, but only for small ones that I am sure mainly live in multilingual countries. It's not the same with nl-N and fr-N users, I hope that contacting a wikimedia of a bilingual country as I did with WMCH is less spamming.--Alexmar983 (talk) 11:35, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Update of Campaign:wle-frEdit

Hello Romaine,
if you have some time in the following days, can you please update the french WLE Campaign for 2017 ? As with last year, the uploaded pictures should go to Category:Images from Wiki Loves Earth 2017 in France to check.
Thanks in advance. Pmau (talk) 15:52, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

@Pmau:   Done - Romaine (talk) 07:33, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
Hello Romaine, I just read your news pages concerning WLE 2018. As in previous years, the french campaign uploaded images should go to Category:Images from Wiki Loves Earth 2018 in France to check.
Thanks in advance. Pmau (talk) 11:48, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
Hi Pmau, Implemented! I will check the campaign further today or coming days. Romaine (talk) 11:50, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
Hi Romaine, I still noticed a reference to 2017 in the source code of the campaign but maybe it's normal... Pmau (talk) 08:03, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
No it was not, I changed it   VIGNERON (talk) 09:28, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
This is in my schedule to be changed, as I do always in the period before the contest. Romaine (talk) 11:57, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

about wiki loves africaEdit

Hello Romaine, I'm Taher, the capturer and owner of photo 28 on WLA contest.. i was wondering, why didnt the team not respond to my arguments on anthere's and matiia's talk pages on meta till now.. because i think i was accused wrongfully and i got that note on my photo. so can you please give me updates if possible.

Thank you!

TaherNagati (talk) 19:19, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

Help with the campaign wizard of WLUS IndiaEdit

Wiki Loves Uniformed services (India) (WLUS) is a public photo competition on Wikimedia Commons for use in the project websites of the Wikimedia Foundation. With the support from Wikimedia India Chapter, and the inspiration drawn from Wiki Loves Monuments (WLM) and Wiki Loves Food (WLF), this is the first iteration of its kind in 2017. This year, the predominant aim of the project is to increase the count of good images of various uniformed services operating in the Indian sub-continent.

I, being the lead coordinator have configured the upload wizard for the contest, Campaign:WLUSIndia. But I have come across a small problem while I was testing it. The wiki text used is {{subst:Wiki Loves Uniformed services (India)}}. So adding this template must automatically add Category:Images from Wiki Loves Uniformed services (India) to the categories. All of this is working fine, but if you see the test images that I have uploaded using the wizard end up with the Un-categorised template tag, and subsequently the "Categories needed" category is being added. I request you to make necessary changes to the wizard so that this issue is resolved. Regards, --Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk · mail) 07:04, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Hi Krishna Chaitanya Velaga, First of all, the template should not be substed, so I removed that. The reason why the Uncategorized template is added is because every image should be categorised on topic. The category Images from Wiki Loves Uniformed services (India) is not a topic category, so does not count. In photo contests like Wiki Loves Earth and Wiki Loves Monuments, both the organisers and participants are asked to add the best possible topic category to each image. But what we do with these contests is that we add a default topic category, a category that is as specific as possible. In your case these seems not possible as unified services as very very very wide. I would suggest instead to have a category like: Category:Wiki Loves Uniformed services (India) images that need deeper categorisation. I will add this to the upload wizard. You and your team must make sure that you try to keep this category empty by adding topic categories to the images, like Category:Police of India and Category:Army of India. Romaine (talk) 14:13, 30 April 2017 (UTC)
@Romaine: That is very kind of you, many thanks. I'll add a clause to encourage participants to add the relevant category. Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk · mail) 15:36, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

little error in WLE UploadWizard/Campaign for GreeceEdit

Hello Romaine, could you have a look at [1] please? It seems {{subst:Wiki Loves Greece is running|gr| … }} is wrongly added around the WLE template itself. i hope you can fix it. Holger1959 (talk) 02:55, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi Holger1959, Fixed! Thank you very much for checking and reporting! This is why I only should edit campaign pages for WLE as the error was caused by someone else creating the upload campaign for Greece. Romaine (talk) 03:36, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

little error in WLE UploadWizard for GermanyEdit

Hi Romaine, the Upload Wizard has a link to our contest rules. It still links to last year's rules, for 2017 they are on Commons. Thanks a lot for your great support for all WLE campaigns. Best regards, --Blech (talk) 07:15, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi Blech, Updated! I really must state that the translate system used in the templates is a horrible one. I costs more time to actually find the place to update a link (just clicking edit is not possible), than finding the template. The system is maybe nice for easy getting translations, for updating etc it is terrible. Greetings - Romaine (talk) 08:45, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
Next year's headline: Wikimedia photo contest failed - Regulars cannot find the button any more ;-) --Blech (talk) 11:10, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Upload assistant has problem with coordinatesEdit

Hello Romaine,

a WLE-photographer used coordinates with the upload assistant and says that they have been switched by the assistant. It has been corrected at file level, see [2]. The problem has been mentioned here and there. Can you fix that (if it is really an error)? Regards, --Blech (talk) 19:58, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi Blech, This is just weird. This is something that originates in the MediaWiki software which I can't fix. I created a task for it at Phabricator: phab:T164501. Romaine (talk) 15:06, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

WLE Indonesia helpEdit

Hello Romaine, could you please have a look at Campaign:wcai-id, Template:Wiki Cinta Alam Indonesia 2017 and possibly other pages for Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2017 in Indonesia? i think it makes sense to use the streamlined naming scheme with "Wiki Loves Earth" also for Indonesia, and not extra templates or special category names like "Wiki Cinta Alam". The Indonesian contest will start in June, so there is enough time to change all relevant parts and links. Holger1959 (talk) 16:30, 16 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi Holger1959, Even within an hour I can change this, but yes I am concerned with this. The way how it has been set up is terrible. Te template is not translatable and is outside the system of WLE. The campaign is not set up well. I have sent an internal mail to the team to decide on this. Greetings - Romaine (talk) 04:20, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
No idea if you notified Rachmat04, but you should, since he's the one that requested the previous format.--Strainu (talk) 18:09, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

WLE Germany end timeEdit

Hello Romaine, i think you know where the UTC end time for WLE Germany is fixed. The contest ended a few minutes ago, but images uploaded after midnight on 2017-06-01 with Campaign/UploadWizard (eg. [3]) are still marked with templates/categories. Could you have a look please? Holger1959 (talk) 22:18, 31 May 2017 (UTC) – it's UTC+2 (summer time) here in Germany. Holger1959 (talk) 22:20, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi Holger1959, Thank you for informing me about this. I am aware of the time in Germany. The system tested and multiple times checked, I get a different result, so I do not know how this upload happened with the contest template included. Romaine (talk) 22:28, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
glad that you are awake. it's a pity you don't know the reason too. the WLE UploadWizard form shows the "contest ended" template already to me. so I will check for other affected uploads, and fix them manually where needed. maybe this issue automatically ends at 2 o'clock then ;) Holger1959 (talk) 22:36, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
I just did a test upload through the same campaign and that file did not get the contest template. Another upload from someone else shortly after however still got the contest template.... Mystery... But yes please, remove the contest template and Images from Wiki Loves Earth 2017, DE-XX category. Romaine (talk) 22:39, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
PS: As coordinator of the upload wizards and banners of Wiki Loves Earth it is my task to stay awake until all contests have started and ended.
As this happening is not seen in this precise form, I might think that something has changed in the software. Also I saw people adding the template manually. With Wiki Loves Monuments we have a bot/tool that removes the contest template, not sure if we have it with this contest too. Romaine (talk) 22:52, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
thanks for your help with removal. i asked one of the "late" uploaders and he said [4] he added the WLE parts manually on upload (likely copy paste with information template). the other user added the template only after upload [5], so hopefully the mystery is solved. Holger1959 (talk) 00:28, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

Commons:Wiki Loves Public Space 2017 in BelgiumEdit

Hallo Romaine, ik zag dat je dit vertaalde, waarvoor dank. Kleine opmerking: De hoofding: In aanmerking komend voor de wedstrijd, waarom niet eenvoudiger: Komen in aanmerking voor de wedstrijd? Groetjes. Lotje (talk) 03:49, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

Hallo Lotje, Dank voor het meedenken! Deze optie had ik in overweging, maar ik heb gekozen voor de woordkeuze die voor mij het meest soepel loopt, klopt met wat er onder staat en klopt met wat de bedoeling is van het kopje. De suggestie die je geeft vind ik minder soepel lopen met wat er op volgt. Romaine (talk) 20:24, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
Hallo Romaine, filmpjes mogen niet? Lotje (talk) 12:06, 1 July 2017 (UTC)
Filmpjes worden in z'n algemeenheid nauwelijks geüpload, zijn vaak lastig te gebruiken en hoe moeten we er in een wedstrijd mee omgaan? Vergelijken met foto's is lastig en vaak zijn het er te weinig voor een eigen wedstrijdcategorie. Romaine (talk) 13:12, 1 July 2017 (UTC)
Okay, that answers my question.   Lotje (talk) 11:28, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

Category:Hidden categoriesEdit

Hallo Romaine, kan je even kijken? Nederlands: Categorie:Verborgen categorieën. Deze categorie bevat categoriën die niet worden getoond door middel van het sjabloon. er zit een typo tussen: categoriën --> categorieën Alvast bedankt.   Lotje (talk) 16:04, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

  Done - Romaine (talk) 19:44, 30 June 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! Lotje (talk) 12:05, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Commons:Wiki Loves Public Space 2017 in BelgiumEdit

Prachtig initiatief en ik wil me wel inzetten voor fotomateriaal te voorzien. Toch stoorde me de schaduw van het atomium op de aankondiging. De copyright van het atomium is nog steeds geldig en verbied ook vervorming en afgeleiden. Dus ook deze. Het panoramarecht gaat hier enkel boven als het een panoramisch beeld is. Dit is hier niet geval. Ik heb de afbeelding dan ook voorgedragen voor verwijdering wegens copyvio. Vdkdaan (talk) 13:55, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

Hallo Vdkdaan, Mij is de situatie buitengewoon bekend en ben betrokken geweest bij het project om dit onder de aandacht bij de Belgische politiek te krijgen. De auteursrechten rusten inderdaad nog steeds op het Atomium als er een afbeelding van het Atomium wordt gebruikt anders dan het zich bevindt zoals ter plaatse of als het ontwerp van het Atomium betreft. Maar dat is hier niet het geval, dit is een simpel stillistisch figuur. Dergelijke afbeeldingen werden al op Commons toegestaan vóór panoramarecht in België van toepassing was, omdat op een simpele figuur als deze geen auteursrechten van de ontwerper van het Atomium rusten. Denk ook aan deze afbeelding van het Atomium: File:Minimundus117 (edit).jpg dat afkomstig is uit Oostenrijk, was ook toegestaan op Commons voor de invoering van panoramarecht in België en heeft lange tijd het artikel van het Atomium gesierd. Ook deze tekening van mijn hand: File:Atomium 010-censored.png met nominatie in 2014 is behouden vanwege de eenvoudige vorm (PD-shape). En dat is ook hier het geval. Romaine (talk) 14:09, 1 July 2017 (UTC)

File:Tijdsgeest museumbeeld.jpgEdit

Hallo Romaine. Denk je dat deze afbeelding kan worden toegevoegd aan het lemma Plakkaat? Omdat het in je infobox dacht ik dat je er misschien meer over weet. Lotje (talk) 16:36, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Ha Lotje, Ik snap niet wat je bedoeld met infobox. De betreffende afbeelding is van een gevoelige periode uit de geschiedenis. Zonder duidelijke vermelding in het onderschrift dat plakkaten zoals deze ook ten negatieve gebruikt kunnen worden, zou ik deze afbeelding niet gebruiken. Romaine (talk) 17:02, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
Ik bedoelde natuurlijk je Sandbox, wat stom van me. Bedankt voor de toelichtingLotje (talk) 17:05, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
Ha Lotje, Ik heb de fotowedstrijd georganiseerd waar toen een deelnemer deze foto genomen had. De betreffende zandbakpagina was ter hulp van mijn collega's. Romaine (talk) 17:07, 4 July 2017 (UTC)
Weer iets bijgeleerd.   Lotje (talk) 17:09, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Help with Campaign:WLUSIndiaEdit

Hi Roamine,

Earlier you've helped me in fixing the error for the Upload wizard of Wiki Loves Uniformed services (India). Now we need to allow third party images for a reason, so need to configure the wizard for the same. I was unable to figure it out. Please help me in this. --Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk · mail) 13:44, 10 July 2017 (UTC)

Hi Krishna Chaitanya Velaga, I am not sure what you exactly want you want, but it seems you want your uploads to choose between own uploads or other sourced. I just implemented that. Is that what you wanted? Greetings - Romaine (talk) 07:34, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
@Romaine: That is what I exactly wanted. Thanks for the help. --Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk · mail) 01:23, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

Help requestEdit

Hi. I wonder if you can create a category:Images from Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in Romania (hors concours). Unfortunately, it is the second year in a row when, due to the lack of interest and of vision, the contest is not organized in Romania. My interest is not in the prizes, but that these monuments should be seen worldwide. This was the purpose of my work: more than 60000 photographs of monuments in 10 years. I take photographs only of monuments which are in isolated olaces and do not have photos at wikipedia, and many of them do not have photos on the internet at all. I suffer from an invalidating autoimmune disease and moreover, the aggressive treatment for this disease has triggered an acute glaucoma, so that, beginning with the spring of 2016, I am 90% blind. This year will be probably the swan song for me, I do not have time to wait for another edition.--Țetcu Mircea Rareș (talk) 13:55, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi Țetcu Mircea Rareș, Thank you for your interest in Wiki Loves Monuments, but even more thanks for all the work in creating the photos and uploading them! All the photos uploaded to Wiki Loves Monuments should (in the end) also be categorised by subject/location. For that reason all uploads that are uploaded via the Romanian WLM upload wizard are added automatically to the category Category:Historical monuments in Romania. A category like category:Images from Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in Romania is normally only created when there is a local contest and is intended for the people who are interested to see which images participate in the contest. If there is no contest organised in Romania, you can still use the WLM upload wizard for Romania, and your images also are added to the system category for WLM in Romania. You also can use this upload wizard outside the normal contest period (in other months than September). I hope this helps you, but I will raise awareness for your situation internally and we will see how we can help you. Greetings - Romaine (talk) 10:38, 26 August 2017 (UTC)


Hi Romaine (Erminig says Hi! too),

Thank you for updating Campaign:wlm-fr, but I have some questions about some points that could be improved (every year in end August, I get confused when I re-read this documentation about Campaigns mw:Extension:UploadWizard/Campaigns, is there a better page) :

  • I don't see the Images from Wiki Loves Monuments 2017 in France to check category in the code (which is needed to be sure that a human checked every photo imported during WLM-fr), is it normal ? otherwise, could you add it (in the autoAdd section, if I understand correctly)
  • right now, the campaign adds the xxx − late category, but it should be xxx - early until 1st September, is there a way for the campaign to read the time and put the correspondent category?

Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 14:25, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi VIGNERON, You do not see the check category in the code because it must be added to the campaign code on 1 September. I have this on my list to do, then the late/early category is replaced by the check category, and changed back on 1 October. It then will replace the early/late category. Earlier this month I changed the 2016 late category to 2017. I think that was a mistake of mine, because 2016's late = 2017 early, two categories for the same is not needed I think. I changed the check category now to 2017 early. Greetings - Romaine (talk) 14:40, 28 August 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for your quick but precise answer !
Should I understand that you have to do it by hand and that there is not way to use a template or some code ? (I was thinking of something like {{#ifexpr: {{CURRENTTIMESTAMP}} < 20170901000000 | xxx - early | {{#ifexpr: {{CURRENTTIMESTAMP}} > 20170931235959 | xxx - late | error }} }} , wouldn't it be possible?)
Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 14:52, 28 August 2017 (UTC)
In the field the category is now, I am not sure if I want to add it there as that is inserted in the campaign during uploading. People can edit this field and change the category to the right Commons category. Putting it there is tricky, putting it elsewhere is that the key functionality for people who know what to do is lost. The campaign is heavily cached, so I always have to go to the campaign, so the current situation is not an issue. The proposal you made would, if implemented, still require edits to update it. As said, for me it is fine how the campaign works now, I or someone else changes it at beginning and ending. Romaine (talk) 15:10, 28 August 2017 (UTC)
Ok, let it stay that way. I probably won't be online Thursday night to make the manual change. And again, thank you for all your work and dedication. Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 22:23, 28 August 2017 (UTC)


Effeietsanders (talk) 10:08, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

Manual uploads to WLMEdit

We've been asked in previous years whether it's compulsory to use the official upload wizard to upload images into the WLM contest. Experienced Commons editors who have many files to upload sometimes find it easier to use one of the bulk upload tools and to add the necessary categories in that way. We've always said that that is OK (as there is nothing in the rules to prohibit it), but I see that you've added text to the main categories saying that they should not be added manually. This year we've just said in our instructions "Please contact us if you wish to do a bulk upload of images with known listing numbers.". If anyone asks, I'd then plan to liaise with you. Could you confirm that's OK? MichaelMaggs (talk) 17:02, 29 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi MichaelMaggs, Experienced Commons editors can of course upload images through other tools. They only have to make sure the template {{Wiki Loves Monuments 2017|gb-eng}} is added to the file pages. (And instead of gb-eng, also gb-nir, gb-sct and gb-wls are possible.)
The WLM UK category should have never been added manually (has always been added with the WLM template, WLM template always has been a requirement), the WLM England/Northern Ireland/Scotland/Wales category should indeed have been added manually in previous years. However, you changed the system by saying people should use gb-eng instead of gb. That is what I implemented also elsewhere in the system. Now the manual category is no longer needed and obsolute if people add the gb-eng in the WLM template. So please say if they have bulk upload questions that they add the contest template with gb-eng (etc).
On the linked site I see no problems. On the FAQ page I see nothing about mass uploading for experienced users, did I miss it or was my expectation wrong? Romaine (talk) 19:36, 29 August 2017 (UTC)
Not the FAQ but the How to Enter page now has advice on bulk uploads. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 11:29, 30 August 2017 (UTC)
@MichaelMaggs: Excellent! Romaine (talk) 12:01, 30 August 2017 (UTC)


Hi Romaine, I have added custom banner for Pakistan here. The URL of landing page is at - I also expect Pakistani flag in the central notice banner. Thank you --Saqib (talk) 14:05, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi Saqib, The Pakistani flag is possible, but three lines of text is not. Romaine (talk) 15:25, 30 August 2017 (UTC)
I hope two lines possible? I have made changes. --Saqib (talk) 15:27, 30 August 2017 (UTC)
Yes, that is possible. I just implemented it (and used the design of last year with the flag) so it will be live at midnight on 1 September. Romaine (talk) 15:33, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

Campaign wlm-fr-eus and wlm-es-eusEdit


For information, Theklan gave me the code for Campaign:wlm-es-eus and Campaign:wlm-fr-eus, so I created these campaigns. It seems good (at least it should work) and I hope I didn't do something too wrong, feel free to double check.

Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 15:56, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi VIGNERON, No, there are some errors in it. I will fix it. Romaine (talk) 15:58, 30 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks VIGNERON and Romaine! -Theklan (talk) 16:02, 30 August 2017 (UTC)
There's something more. It needs two templates, not one:

"autoAdd": { "wikitext": "{{subst:WLM-is-running|fr|{{Wiki Loves Monuments 2017|fr-eus}}}}{{subst:WLM-is-running|fr|{{Wiki Loves Monuments 2017|fr}}}}"


"autoAdd": { "wikitext": "{{subst:WLM-is-running|es|{{Wiki Loves Monuments 2017|es-eus}}}}{{subst:WLM-is-running|es|{{Wiki Loves Monuments 2017|es}}}}"

Thanks! -Theklan (talk) 16:04, 30 August 2017 (UTC)
Hi Theklan, Why does it need this template two times?
With adding fr-eus or es-eus, two categories are added already, adding the template twice does not do anything extra. Romaine (talk) 16:08, 30 August 2017 (UTC)
True that! Sorry, just a little bit on-a-sprint with this topic. It seems that everything is now ready then! We will start with the presentation tomorrow morning, I think! -Theklan (talk) 16:10, 30 August 2017 (UTC)
Hi Theklan, My plan of the day was to get your contest ready, you were a little bit ahead of me. So far I can see right now, everything works. If however something is missing or not working, please let me know here on my talk page so I can have a look at it. Thanks! Romaine (talk) 16:14, 30 August 2017 (UTC)
Yes, sorry Romaine, but I had to send some announcements to our User Group and I was waiting for this to be done (can't do it, as I'm not an admin here). I think everything is OK as long as we can track the uploads... and it seems working now. Thanks for all, great job! -Theklan (talk) 16:39, 30 August 2017 (UTC)
Hi (again) Romaine,
Oh I see now ! In the {{Wiki Loves Monuments 2017}}, when the parameter is es-eus or fr-eus, there is already the two categories xxx in France and xxx in the Basque Country. No need to put the template twice then. Thank you a lot for your work!
Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 17:05, 30 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi Romaine. The banner is appearing in English in our front page, but I translated the string: "Wiki Loves Monuments: Photograph a monument, help Wikipedia and win!". Thanks! -Theklan (talk) 10:25, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Hi Theklan, Because of the complex language situation, I had to make a separate banner for Spain. I tried to add in there all the local languages of Spain, but somehow I missed Basque. I now added it and it should now show in Basque too. There can be a cache effect, so sometimes it may show in English again. Please be aware that the banner is shown in that language you have set in your preferences on a certain wiki. If you have set your language to English on Meta and Basque on Wikipedia, you will see it then in English on Meta and in Basque on that Wikipedia wiki. Sorry for the mistake. Romaine (talk) 13:31, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Landing page for ItalyEdit

Hi Romaine. Tell me what to do, because I thought it was all right on the Italian page (quite the same as the previous year). Thanks --Cristian Cenci (WMIT) 17:31, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Landing page for Malaysia=Edit

Hi Romain, I have fixed the problem. please check and also please release the banner hold. Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2017_in_Malaysia

Thank you.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ammarah Khalid (talk • contribs) 18:18, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Update of Campaign:wlm-an (Dutch Caribbean)Edit

Hi Romaine,

I tested the upload campaign for wlm-an (Dutch Caribbean) and have a few issues

  1. the monument ID does not seem to be transferred with &id=xxxx in a link link like Please
  2. would it be possible to fill in a parameter for the island, like &island=Curaçao
  3. A small issue: when no ID is given an image is uploaded with an incomplete information-template. Two }} are missing. See It is OK though when an ID is filled.

HenkvD (talk) 18:33, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi HenkvD,
  1. It is the second field, so &id2=019004 must be used.
  2. To fill in the parameter for island use &id=Aruba or &id=Sint%20Eustatius
  3. I need to test that and see how that can be fixed, not sure why this happens. Romaine (talk) 21:08, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. 1 & 2 work now. Let's leave issue 3 for the monent. HenkvD (talk) 21:59, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Update Polish CentralNoticeEdit

Hey, can you update text for Polish campaign? [6] Cheers, Yarl 💭  07:04, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Hi Yarl,   Changed - a cache effect can sometimes still show the older text. Romaine (talk) 13:24, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, I see it correctly now :). Yarl 💭  13:36, 1 September 2017 (UTC)


Effeietsanders (talk) 18:41, 6 September 2017 (UTC)


Effeietsanders (talk) 18:43, 6 September 2017 (UTC)


Effeietsanders (talk) 18:43, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

Wiki Loves AfricaEdit

Hello dear Romaine. This is season return for WLAf ! Can you help us asap you have a free spot ?

This year novelty... dunno if you will scream or not, but I could not figure out myself why we would have on one hand a main page and on the other hand a landing page. So I merged the two. Dunno if there is a tech issue behind this (if so, please tell me), but for me, it made sense to simplify...

See anyway... Commons:Wiki Loves Africa 2017 is at the moment the landing page.

what do you think ?

Anthere (talk) 20:42, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

I sent you mailEdit

Hi, I sent you a Mail :). --Regiomontanus (talk) 16:17, 23 September 2017 (UTC)


Hello Romaine

I know the moment is really not ideal at all for you, but wanted to remind you that WLA is launching in two days and we need the site notice stuff. Grab me anytime ! All my best Anthere (talk) 11:04, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

Hello Romaine
Just a reminder that WLA is supposed to launch in 24h and at the moment, we still have no site notice at all. Will you have some free time to set the system up tomorrow ? Whether you can, or can not, please drop me a message by email (I will see the message more quickly than on the wiki). Fdevouard (a) Thanks ! Anthere (talk)

Group message for prizesEdit


We're organizing an event for delivering the prizes for WLM. We'd like to send a group message to the participants in the contest. The message is as follows (Finnish first, then English): Hei osallistuja,

Kiitos osallistumisestasi Wiki Loves Monuments -kilpailuun! Järjestämme palkintojenjakotilaisuuden Kansallismuseon tiloissa 31.10., ja olisi mukavaa jos pääsisit paikalle. Voit ilmoittautua oheisen linkin kautta tai vastaamalla tähän viestiin.

Toivottavasti tapaamme pian!

Terveisin, Wikimedia Suomi ry

Dear participants,

Thank you for participating in Wiki Loves Monuments! We are organizing a prize ceremony with the National Museum on the 31st of October, and we would be glad to have you there! You can sign up with this link or by replying to this message.

Hope we'll meet you soon!

Best regards, Wikimedia Suomi




Hi, I see you're a bureaucrat on beta. I was wondering if you can give me access to GLAMToolset. I have a ton of archived stuff to upload and prefer to upload and try there before requesting the real flag. Thanks. Artix Kreiger (talk) 18:13, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

WMBE and WSCEdit

Hi. I just wrote an email to WMCH, I inform you as well. Wiki Sciece Competition has started, yesterday a banner appeared on enwiki in USA making it officially "global", as far as I know. Since I don't want to create to much gap between countries I am preparing banners for all countries I know the language, but I am not sure how to do with bilingual countries.

At the same time I am informing all national institutions, associations and federations of science and technology, especially those located in countries without national juries. Now since we have one juror from Belgium, I'd like to inform Belgians as well. So he is also proud, he is a very proud Belgian. i have already started to contact some institutions here and there in Belgium.

Do you think you can use the social media of WMBE too? Here you can find a list of images from 2015 as an example. Thanks in advance and let me know.--Alexmar983 (talk) 04:40, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

information template and metadataEdit

hi, thanks, for your work uploading artwork files. i've been converting information template to artwork template as a part of File metadata cleanup drive. i.e. [7] i would encourage you to use commons:pattypan for your mass uploads, which allows artwork template and the right data fields for artworks. cheers. Slowking4 § Sander.v.Ginkel's revenge 14:14, 22 November 2017 (UTC)


See here:

I was not connected when it happened, so Isla asked helped on Facebook and Alangi opened a phabricator (which explains why I did not come to you first...). Please help here Romaine !


Anthere (talk) 08:13, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

Hi Anthere, This issue is something I can't do anything about but seems something to review by the tech department. Filing an bug at Phabricator is then the right way. If this issue was only temporary, you may perhaps extend the deadline a few days? Romaine (talk) 15:05, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
Hello. Yes it was the best option. Issue was fixed and we extended a bit the deadline for the groups. Cheers Anthere (talk) 12:14, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
Hello Romaine. No biggie, but I noticed a "bug". In the WLA 2015 contest, one country is missing. This is "Images from Wiki Loves Africa 2015 in the Republic of the Congo‎". This was observed as part of the investigation currently led on the Phabricator entry of related to Cheers Anthere (talk) 19:09, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Sjabloon error, hulpEdit

Hi Romaine, hier staat een sjabloon met twee keer Siegen-Wittgenstein ·- de eerste is een fout. Kun jij zien waar dar erbij komt, en dat corrigeren? Het sjabloon is erg rommelig, met veel redundant spul, (bij gebruik van |all=1 aan het einde komt het allemaal naar boiven, dit heb ik op meerdere plekken (in NRW) verwijderd) maar de preview bij het sjabloon toont wel correct, daarm weet ik niet waar ik de fout moet zoeken. Mits akkoord zou ik alle foutieve rommel met 'the Kreis ...' gewoon deleten, zodat het sjabloon ook sneller laadt, maar ik overzie de gevolgen niet. Vast bedankt. MvG Peli (talk) 03:48, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Hallo Peli, Er zijn blijkbaar wtee verschillende schrijfwijzes mogelijk om een kreis-categorie te maken. Alle twee die opties staan in dat sjabloon. Doordat alle twee de opties als pagina bestaan (de een als echte categorie, de ander als redirect) worden ze beide getoond. Mij zou het sowieso goed lijken als er overal maar één schrijfwijze werd gebruikt, dan zou de alternaieve schrijfwijze uit het sjabloon weg kunnen. Een andere optie is mogelijk het verwijderen van die redirectcategorie. Romaine (talk) 16:51, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

damaged filesEdit

Hi Romaine!

Is there a feature to find a damaged files, for example like File:Stroke-dasharray_chromium_bug_full.svg. I would like to try to repair such files.

 — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 07:43, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi JoKalliauer, I am wondering how you ended up with asking me? It is funny that I uploaded this image File:Fileicon-svg.png in 2011 when I encountered issues. But to answer your question, no, I have no way to find damaged files. I can't remember; we had a tool or something years ago. Sorry, I do not know how to find them. Perhaps someone more technical can answer your question. It may be worth also to check the categories of Category:Pictures showing a librsvg bug. Greetings - Romaine (talk) 06:35, 28 March 2018 (UTC)
I asked you because you uploaded thumb. I know Category:Pictures showing a librsvg bug, I repaired some of them. I asked @Perhelion: (User_talk:Perhelion&oldid=279076999#Ungültige_SVG-Dateien in German) but he didn't know it either. I don't know who to ask.  — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 16:04, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
Perhaps you can file a task for this on Phabricator. That would be my choice for trying. Romaine (talk) 05:12, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

CentralNotice for Wiki Loves EarthEdit

Hi Romaine! In previous years you were actively involved in setting up CentralNotice for Wiki Loves Earth in different countries. I would like to check whether you will continue being involved in this in 2018 or whether your plans have changed? As we are roughly three weeks before the first contests start on 1 May, we will start working on CentralNotice requests, thus what is the best format for you if you will be involved in it? Thanks — NickK (talk) 22:40, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Hi NickK, Yes, I will be involved this year as well.
Each of the participating countries gets a CentralNotice banner. What I need to know is what texts they would like to have in the banner (available in all the common languages in that country + English). Like in 2017 (Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2017/CentralNotice) I will create the 2018 page for this likely later today at Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2018/CentralNotice. For new countries I also need to set up the upload wizard.
I will be at WMCON in Berlin for those who want help or have questions. Romaine (talk) 06:44, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Unidentified subjectsEdit

Hoi Romaine, met Cat-a-lot ben ik bezig geweest om zoveel mogelijk foto's van het Nationaal Archief over te zetten naar Category:Unidentified subjects in Suriname from Nationaal Archief. Het bleek echter dat al een groot deel gecategoriseerd was en ook dat een deel niet per se over Suriname ging, maar over de Antillen. Ik heb dat nu grotendeels hersteld, maar met de tooltjes die ik daar voor heb, denk ik dat er nog wel een aantal onterecht in staat. Is het voor jou(w botje) veel werk om alle bestanden in Category:Unidentified subjects in Suriname from Nationaal Archief waar ook nog een andere categorie in staat (dus eigenlijk al gecategoriseerd zijn) uit die Unidentified-categorie te verwijderen? Als er alleen een categorie van de naam van de fotograaf in staat, kan hij er gerust in blijven staan. Ter info: de Category:Unidentified subjects in Suriname heb ik onlangs aangemaakt als extra optie om bij te dragen aan Wikimeets (Wikipedia goed Caribbean) en schrijfweken (planning september/oktober). Ymnes (talk) 11:56, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

Filmpjes van YoutubeEdit

Ik zie weleens dat mensen filmpjes die ze op Youtube kijken zomaar overzetten naar hier. Mag dat? Er rusten toch auteursrechten op? Laatst zag ik zelfs dat dit met een video van AAvisie uit Almelo e.o. is gedaan.
Hartelijke groeten uit Amsterdam van Klaas `Z4␟` V:  16:23, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

Ik zie deze opmerking toevallig, omdat ik vandaag ook een vraag stelde. Het antwoord op jouw vraag is dat het mag wanneer degene die het auteursrecht heeft het zelf vrij geeft op YouTube (bij Licentie staat dan "Creative Commons"). In dat geval kun je bij je filmpje {{YouTube CC-BY}} zetten. Ymnes (talk) 16:29, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

Na bwc: die licentie heb ik bij genoemde video niet kunnen ontdekken. Over 't hoofd gezien of is de uploader een beetje ondeugend geweest? Klaas `Z4␟` V:  16:33, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

Het staat er wel, maar je moet eerst op 'meer weergeven' klikken. De licentie is hier oké. Ymnes (talk) 16:35, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

Zojuist gedaan en inderdaad: License Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed) na de knop show more te hebben ingedrukt. Mooi!
Als er had gestaan Standard YouTube License zeker niet? #dtv Hartelijke groeten uit Zeeburg/AdamO/NH/NL van Klaas `Z4␟` V:  20:24, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

Standard licence is niet te uploaden creative commons wel, "tenzij". Je moet wel zeker weten dat de uploader dat mag beweren. Want iedereen mag daar inloggen. Ymnes (talk) 20:35, 28 April 2018 (UTC)

Thanks Romaine!Edit

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What world would it be without Romaine? WLE Italian team, Yiyi (Dimmi!) 23:17, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

Template:User Personal acquaintancesEdit

Template:User Personal acquaintances appears to be basically yours, so I'm leaving a message here; if that's wrong, let me know.

The "verify" link in this template leads to, which (at least currently) gives a 500 Internal Server Error. - Jmabel ! talk 03:19, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

Hi Jmabel, It is not mine, I just promoted it. I do not know why it does not work any longer, but perhaps they are not doing maintenance or they changed to link to the old and is out of beta. I do not know. I just implemented the old link to the German version. I still hope we can get this system also to work on Meta and available in English. (Central page to discuss: w:de:Wikipedia Diskussion:Persönliche Bekanntschaften.) Romaine (talk) 01:36, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, I've followed up there. - Jmabel ! talk 04:29, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
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