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Photos[edit]

Wondering if you had the opportunity next time you were in Colombo Fort to take some photos of the Grand Oriental Hotel? Dan arndt (talk) 05:50, 12 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Hey. Sure, I'll try. Do you have the coordinates for that? Rehman 12:08, 12 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Great work with your recent photos - great value for money. The co-ordinates of GOH is 6.937421 N, 79.845157 E (2 York Street cnr Church Street). Dan arndt (talk) 04:37, 24 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks Dan arndt :) Dammit I forgot about this hotel... I have a few more places to cover (such as Achilleion). Will add it to that list, and update that list to UGLK as well. Cheers! Rehman 22:02, 23 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Whilst you are out & about could you take some photos of St. Peter's Church, its right next door to GOH at 26 Church Street(Coordinates: 6°56′15″N 79°50′41″E). So good to have someone who is able to take photos of these sites. Unfortunately most of mine are of tourist sites which there appears to be good coverage on Commons. I'll have to make arrangements for another trip back to Sri Lanka. Dan arndt (talk) 04:37, 24 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Hello Dan. Hope you're doing well. My apologies, as I don't believe I have responded to your last message. Just want to keep you updated that I still have the three places marked to be visited; I haven't forgotten about it. :) Happy Sinhala/Tamil New Year to you! Cheers, Rehman 06:56, 15 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]

The WikiProject Council[edit]

Hello 👋🏻 Rehman,

I saw that you are a former member of the WikiProject Council but that there currently aren’t any active members to approve new proposals, do you know where I should bring my proposal now?

Sent 📩 from my Microsoft Lumia 950 XL with Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile 📱. --Donald Trung (Talk 💬) ("The Chinese Coin Troll" 👿) (Articles 📚) 08:49, 1 February 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Donald Trung. My apologies for not being able to give a definitive answer at this moment, but you could start by discussing the same at the corresponding WikiProject in your local wiki. Once you have enough users willing to run it, you could be bold and create the project. I believe listing the project for approval at this moment would be a waste of time, as there is no one to review. Alternatively, you could also start a discussion at the VP as see how it goes. Cheers, Rehman 13:33, 1 February 2018 (UTC)[reply]

BSicons exÜWBl and exÜWBr[edit]

Sorry, I should have explained in the SD notices. All of the current uses of both redirects are in template-generated rows of images in the Commons gallery, userspace and Wikipedia space, which CommonsDelinker can't replace (as only part of the titles are in the wikitext). Since I was going to move the current redirect targets to the titles currently occupied by the redirects, there would be no visual change. Could you delete the redirects? Thanks, Jc86035 (talk) 11:44, 21 February 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Hi there. Thanks for your message. I will do the needful. Rehman 14:27, 21 February 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Alphatest of FileImporter extension[edit]

Hi Rehman,

it was great to meet you on Friday! We discussed the FileImporter extension, and this is me sharing the link with you where we are looking for feedback :)

You can find all info on meta:WMDE_Technical_Wishes/Move_files_to_Commons#Testing_an_alpha_version_of_the_feature

Thank you for your feedback! Lea Voget (WMDE) (talk) 12:55, 23 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Hi Lea. It was a pleasure meeting you too! Thank you for the link, I will go through it in detail once I get back home. :-) Best regards, Rehman 16:34, 23 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Re:[edit]

Sure, no problem! Thanks for taking pics, hope you had a good time like I did. Best, Elitre (talk) 09:17, 26 April 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Hello[edit]

I got a note on my page and i am so ignorant of wike really but trying my best. I wanted the old photo taken off as i have recent better and more interesting ones but I know I am probably getting things wrong. A kind person in france pointed out a pic was blurry, she is prob right but they go back to 1952ǃ. You seem very excellent at your work would you give me some advice re the deleting of the pic or anything you can help me with as there is new interest since being on tv thank you so much kareenza ̴Kareenza (talk) 13:52, 12 May 2018

Pictogram voting comment.svg Context It looks like the photo Kareenza is trying to delete is w:File:Terry Hogan in Athens 1956.jpg, but it does not exist in Commons. I assume this user is the person in France. -- SLV100 (talk) 02:56, 13 May 2018 (UTC)[reply]
Responding for records. Discussions continuing on Kareenza's talkpage. Best regards, Rehman 14:14, 17 May 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Speedy tag on a restored file[edit]

Hi Rehman. You restored File:Terence_Hogan_and_Roz_Hogan_in_Cannes.jpg but left the speedy tag on it. I was going to convert it to a DR, but thought that might derail the current conversation you're having with the uploader. Storkk (talk) 09:24, 16 May 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Hey Storkk. Thanks for the note. I forgot about those tags. Cheers, Rehman 09:37, 16 May 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Your best shot 2018[edit]

Dear member of the Commons Photographers User Group,

I'm wishing you all the best for the New Year and I hope you're going to have many memorable photo opportunities in 2019. With 2018 coming to an end, it's time to look back at the past 12 months. I'm curious – what would you consider your best shot of 2018 and why? I invite you to share your image and your thoughts in order to provide others with the opportunity to celebrate, learn, and enjoy:

Your best shot 2018

Thanks for all your effort in sharing your vision of the world with others under a free license!

Warmly, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 00:12, 31 December 2018 (UTC)[reply]

File:Lotus Tower - December 2017 (1).jpg[edit]

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A-wiki-guest-user (talk) 11:51, 6 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]

File:Lotus Tower - December 2017 (2).jpg[edit]

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A-wiki-guest-user (talk) 11:51, 6 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]

File:Lotus Tower - December 2017 (3).jpg[edit]

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File:SriLanka-Independence - 4 Feb 2019 (3).jpg[edit]

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A-wiki-guest-user (talk) 11:54, 6 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Requesting help with cleanup of SVG translation campaign[edit]

Hello Rehman, as you may be aware, we organised a campaign to translate SVG files into various Indian languages, last month. We are in process of Phase 1 cleanup, which is all of removing duplicates + completely wrong and misleading translations. All the files are listed at c:Commons:SVG Translation Campaign 2019 in India/Phase 1 Cleanup, by language organisers and active contributors to respective language Wikipedias. I request to you to help us with the cleanup by deleting the files which are listed sections have names such as "Delete", "For deletion" etc. Kindly let me know if you have any queries. Thanks in advance, KCVelaga (talk · mail) 14:57, 18 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Hi KCVelaga. The above request is complete. Please let me know if I have missed any, or you'd like any restored. All the best for this project. Rehman 15:16, 18 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the rapid action. There are two more left under Bengali and one under Marathi duplicates' sections. Also a template at the end. KCVelaga (talk · mail) 15:21, 18 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]
My pleasure, KCVelaga. The missed ones are also deleted. Have a nice evening. Rehman 15:26, 18 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks again, KCVelaga (talk · mail) 15:31, 18 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]
One more is added to Marathi problematic list, and one to Telugu duplicates list. Please delete them as well. KCVelaga (talk · mail) 10:39, 19 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]
KCVelaga, done. Rehman 10:42, 19 April 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Please delete File:Laser-symbol-text.te.svg and File:Computational physics diagram.te.svg. They are duplicates of File:Laser-symbol-text-te.svg and File:Computational physics diagram-te.svg respectively. KCVelaga (talk · mail) 09:08, 8 May 2019 (UTC)[reply]

KCVelaga, apologies for the delay. This is done. Rehman 23:03, 8 May 2019 (UTC)[reply]
No problem at all, thanks a ton! KCVelaga (talk · mail) 05:44, 9 May 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Sinhalese translation[edit]

I hope that I’ve got the wording right. I’m a little rusty and it’s difficult using the templates. Dan arndt (talk) 12:42, 23 May 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Just realised that my problem was that I was in mobile mode rather than desktop. Will keep working on those templates. Dan arndt (talk) 12:52, 23 May 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks Dan! :) Rehman 13:15, 23 May 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Photo walk in Stockholm[edit]

It's only a few weeks until Wikimania 2019 in Sweden. I'd like to invite you to the Commons Photographer's photo walk. If you're planning on going to Stockholm in August, please consider joining this event. This is an opportunity to connect with other photographers, have fun together, and explore the beauty of an iconic Scandinavian city… All the best, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 03:55, 1 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Hello Frank, thank you for the invite, though I won't be attending Wikimania this year. Best wishes for the photo walk! Cheers, Rehman 04:01, 1 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks so much! Hope to meet you in person next time, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 04:02, 1 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Help with mass message[edit]

Hi Rehman, I need your help for sending a mass message for users on Commons. It is basically to communicate a survey (feedback) form to the users listed at Commons:SVG_Translation_Campaign_2019_in_India/Results#Overall_uploads_table. I would like to know how should the list be structured, and I can prepare it accordingly. KCVelaga (talk · mail) 13:46, 15 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Hello KCVelaga. Apologies for the late reply. For structuring the list, you may find more information here or use one of the Mass-mail subscription list shells. Cheers, Rehman 15:35, 17 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]
But is this going to work on Commons? Should I create a list here or on English Wikipedia? KCVelaga (talk · mail) 04:08, 18 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, after creating, we should be able to copy the source code across to Commons. Rehman 00:31, 19 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]
The list is at en:Wikipedia:Mass message senders/Shell-STC2019IN, and the message is at Commons:SVG Translation Campaign 2019 in India/Feedback survey. I have sent the message to their English Wikipedia talk pages, I request you to send it to their Commons talk pages. KCVelaga (talk · mail) 04:14, 22 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Hello KCVelaga. Your message has been sent. The shell was imported to User:KCVelaga/Wikipedia:Mass message senders/Shell-STC2019IN. It can be deleted at your request. Cheers. Rehman 05:45, 23 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Many thanks for the help. I have moved the page from my user subpage to Commons:SVG Translation Campaign 2019 in India/Mass message shell. I would like to keep this list as it may be useful for promoting future activities in this area. KCVelaga (talk · mail) 06:00, 23 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]
No worries. Have a great day! Rehman 06:47, 23 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Notification about possible deletion[edit]

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Yours sincerely,   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:42, 2 August 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Google Code-In 2019 is coming - please mentor some documentation tasks![edit]

Hello,

Google Code-In, Google-organized contest in which the Wikimedia Foundation participates, starts in a few weeks. This contest is about taking high school students into the world of opensource. I'm sending you this message because you recently edited a documentation page at Wikimedia Commons.

I would like to ask you to take part in Google Code-In as a mentor. That would mean to prepare at least one task (it can be documentation related, or something else - the other categories are Code, Design, Quality Assurance and Outreach) for the participants, and help the student to complete it. Please sign up at the contest page and send us your Google account address to google-code-in-admins@lists.wikimedia.org, so we can invite you in!

From my own experience, Google Code-In can be fun, you can make several new friends, attract new people to your wiki and make them part of your community.

If you have any questions, please let us know at google-code-in-admins@lists.wikimedia.org.

Thank you!

--User:Martin Urbanec (talk) 22:05, 23 November 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Your best shot 2019[edit]

Dear member of the Commons Photographers User Group,

It's early 2020, which means it's time again to look back at photographs taken over the course of the past 12 months. As always, I'm curious – what would you consider your best shot of 2019 and why? I invite you to share your image and your thoughts in order to provide others with the opportunity to celebrate, learn, and enjoy:

Your best shot 2019

Thanks for all your effort in sharing your vision of the world with others under a free license!

All the best, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 20:16, 19 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]

File:Jaffna Fort (4).jpg[edit]

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A1Cafel (talk) 13:08, 23 January 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Wiki Loves[edit]

Have a look here. --AntanO 02:58, 3 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for the ping. I've replied there. Rehman 03:35, 3 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

MediaWiki:Deletereason-dropdown[edit]

I am not sure I like the changes you made to the subject page. Commons Admins do around 45,000 deletions a month, so even small changes that may look better, but slow us down, are not a good thing. When doing a deletion, we don't search by number -- do any of us remember them all? -- but by reason, so the lines should begin with the reason, not the number.

I am sure, though, that you should not have made such sweeping changes without discussing it with other Admins in advance and specifically involving @Túrelio, JuTa, 1989, Gbawden, Taivo, Sealle, EugeneZelenko, Didym, Ellin Beltz, and Herbythyme: and me, who collectively have done 57% of all deletions in 2020. I'll wait for more input before taking any action. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 22:38, 13 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I personally prefer readable text over acronyms, even if later are used in some projects. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 22:49, 13 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Jameslwoodward and EugeneZelenko. I apologise for that, and thank you for taking the time to provide feedback here. I've made that change only on the basis that the links already exist, and that the change would make each line 1 character shorter. I should have discussed this. I have now reverted myself, and will post a proposal soon. Kind regards, Rehman 02:23, 14 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I agree with others and I confess, that I still do not remember deletion rationale acronyms – I see them every day, but I cannot remember them. Taivo (talk) 08:07, 14 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
I can't remember anything by numbers, it would be best to use text. While I have someone technical's attention, why on earth is there a checkbox for "notify users" on the copyright violation form? Notifying users is required, that should not be there waiting for us to click or unclick it, I think it should be automatic. That checkbox wastes more of my time than any single other clickbox on any website that I use everywhere. It was also added - as far as I know - without discussion at some point in the last couple of years. Ellin Beltz (talk) 18:25, 14 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Commons Photographers User Group: Meeting on May 30, 2020[edit]

Dear member of the Commons Photographers User Group,

I’d like to invite you to our group’s first Virtual Meeting on Saturday, May 30, 2020. The meeting will serve as an opportunity to get to know each other better, share learnings, and connect in times of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Please take a look at the meeting page and add your name to the list of participants if you’re planning to attend.

Hope to see you in a week! All the best, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 16:59, 23 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Question[edit]

Hi Rehman, please explain this? Thanks. --A.Savin 12:57, 16 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hi A.Savin. The photo does not depict the Weheragala Reservoir, but the dam. I have now created a separate category and added the file to it. Cheers, Rehman 13:12, 16 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
A.Savin, I'm going to revert this and this. Reservoir categories are usually the subcategory of dam categories, as reservoirs are created by the dam. Hence it should be the other way around, in this case. Rehman 14:41, 16 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Actually, I don't care much what way around it shall be (for my logical thinking though, the dam is a part of the reservoir's infrastructure and so it is its subcat), but then definitely it should be the upper category connected with its location (Yala N.P., Monaragala District). --A.Savin 14:58, 16 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Yes correct, the other categories are fine. Cheers, Rehman 15:02, 16 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Commons Photographers User Group: Meeting on September 26 and other stuff[edit]

Dear member of the Commons Photographers User Group,

I've got a quick update for you, containing three items:

  • I’d like to invite you to our group’s second Virtual Meeting on Saturday, September 26, 2020. As last time, this meeting will serve as an opportunity to get to know each other better, share learnings, and connect in times of the global COVID-19 pandemic. If you'd like to present, please add your name and the proposed topic to the list on the talk page.
  • Also, I'd like to start a conversation about how we should be sharing responsibility for the user group going forward. I'd love to get some help when it comes to organizing things and I'm convinced that we can achieve more if a couple of people helped with coordinating stuff.
  • Finally, the Wikimedia Foundation has asked me to spread the word about their latest survey: Universal Code of Conduct Survey. The goal is to create a safer environment on Wikimedia projects and the Foundation gathers feedback prior to coming up with a first draft.

Hope to see you at the Zoom meeting in September!

All the best, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 19:00, 15 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Please delete tests related to WLM India[edit]

Hi Rehman, we have created several campaigns (custom upload wizards) for WLM 2020 in India, and uploaded several test files to check the same. Everything is up and running now perfectly, please delete the following tests;

Thank you, KCVelaga (talk · mail) 07:56, 8 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Hi KCVelaga. Files deleted. Cheers, Rehman 08:20, 8 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks a lot! Also these, {{India HPIP heritage list row}} and {{India UNESCO heritage list row}}. Sorry for no posting these earlier. KCVelaga (talk · mail) 08:26, 8 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
KCVelaga. No worries, done. Rehman 09:32, 8 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. KCVelaga (talk · mail) 08:04, 9 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Reminder: User Group Meeting this Saturday[edit]

Dear Commons Photographers User Group member,

This is a quick reminder that our second virtual meeting will take place this Saturday, September 26. The agenda entails presentations about drone photography, about the story behind a featured picture, and about the future of LRMediaWiki. We'll also discuss photographers’ contacts with the Wikimedia Foundation and the election of representatives for our user group. You'll find information about all of this on the event page:

I'm also inviting you to share some information about yourself and your photography work with other members of the user group on our new membership list:

I hope you're well during these difficult times. All the best, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 00:17, 24 September 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Commons Photographers User Group meeting on Saturday[edit]

Dear Commons Photographers User Group member,

I'd like to invite you to our next virtual meeting on Saturday, December 12. We'll have two presentations: Habib Mhenni aka Dyolf77 will answer the question Do "we" need DSLRs anymore? and Martin Falbisoner will walk us through the making of his featured picture File:Caribbean_Sea_-_Long_Exposure.jpg.

If you can make it, please add your name to the list of attendees to this page:

I hope to see you in three days. Also, I wish you, your family, and your friends all the best for 2021. Your contributions to Commons make a big difference.

Warmly, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 14:21, 9 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Notification about possible deletion[edit]

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Yours sincerely, A1Cafel (talk) 05:51, 1 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Notification about possible deletion[edit]

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Yours sincerely, A1Cafel (talk) 03:06, 10 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Notification about possible deletion[edit]

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Yours sincerely, A1Cafel (talk) 14:10, 11 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Your most memorable shot 2020[edit]

Dear member of the Commons Photographers User Group,

Over the course of the past two years, we've been sharing pictures that have a special meaning with each other at the start of the new year. Today, I'm inviting you add your most memorable shot of 2020 to this page:

I hope you, your familiy, and your friends are well during these difficult times. I wish you all the best for 2021 and I can't wait to see what your most memorable shot of 2020 looks like.

Warmly, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 20:49, 30 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please participate in the Universal Code of Conduct consultation on Wikimedia Commons![edit]

Dear Rehman

Thank you for your hard work to create the sum of all knowledge that is freely sharable to every single human being across the world. As our diverse community grows, we need a guideline that will help all of our work collectively and constructively where everyone feels safe, welcomed, and part of a team. That is why the Wikimedia movement is working on establishing a global guideline called the Universal Code of Conduct, often referred to as UCoC.

After the months-long policy consultation, we have prepared a policy (available in many languages) that has been ratified by the Board of Trustees. We’re currently in the second phase of the process. During this round of consultation, we want to discuss the implementation of this policy. As a member of the functionary team of Wikimedia Commons, your opinion on enforcement is of great value. We want to hear from you on how this policy can be enforced on the Wikimedia Commons community and what might be needed to do so. There are a few enforcement questions so you can easily outline your answers based on them. Please do not hesitate to bring any more questions/challenges you think are not yet discussed.

The discussion is taking place on Commons:Universal Code of Conduct consultation. You can also share your thoughts by replying to this message (Please ping me so I get notified), posting your message on my talk page. I am aware that some thoughts cannot be expressed publicly, so you can always share your opinion by emailing me as well.

As a valued member of the Commons community, please share your thoughts, ideas, and experiences that relate to UCoC. Let us know what needs to be improved so we can build a more friendly and cooperative space to increase editor engagement and retention of new users.

Wikimedia projects are governed by you. So, it is you who needs to step up to ensure a safe, comfortable, and pleasant working environment.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you! Wikitanvir (WMF) (talk) 10:18, 5 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Please take a short survey regarding UCoC[edit]

Hello Rehman,

I would like to inform you that we now have a survey in place to take part in the UCoC consultation. It is not a long one and should take less than 10 minutes to complete. You can take the survey even if you have already participated in the on-wiki consultation. It has a different set of questions and allows you to participate anonymously and privately.

As a member of the Commons functionaries, your opinion is especially essential. Please click here to participate in the survey.

You are still welcome to participate in the on-wiki discussions. If you prefer you can have your say by sending me an email. You can also drop me an email if you want to have a one-to-one chat.

Thank you for your participation! Wikitanvir (WMF) 13:54, 12 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Next Commons Photographers meeting featuring large format photographer Ben Horne[edit]

Dear member of the Commons Photographers User Group,

I'm happy to invite you to our next virtual meeting on Saturday, March 20, at the usual time. As I mentioned during our last get-together, I'd like to invite external guests every now and then, given that it seems good to expand our view and learn something from someone outside our community.

Our first external guest, Ben Horne, will talk about large format wilderness photography, followed by a question-and-answer session. Ben is maybe one of best known contemporary large format photographers in the United States. On his excursions to national parks, he shoots 8×10 film and talks about his adventures on his YouTube channel which has attracted more than 48,000 followers so far. He is YouTube's first, and longest active landscape photography vlogger and I'm thrilled that he has agreed to join our next meeting and talk about his experiences.

If you're interested in joining this meeting, please sign up on the page below:

Also, don't forget to post your question(s) prior to the meeting on the following page in order to ensure a good and fruitful question-and-answer session:

I'm very much looking forward to this event and I hope you'll be able to join.

All the best, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 21:52, 15 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Copyright violation, Please delete this edited image using photoshop filter[edit]

delete this file please, Thanks--36.85.11.188 12:51, 14 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks for your message. Seems like the file has already been deleted. Cheers, Rehman 05:15, 16 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Reminder: Commons Photographers meeting tomorrow[edit]

Just a quick reminder: the meeting with large format-photographer Ben Horne will happen tomorrow, Saturday, March 20. If you haven't done yet, please consider signing up for the event and add your questions to this page. This will be our first virtual meeting in 2021 and I'd be super happy if you could join. All the best, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 16:49, 19 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]

siwiki[edit]

Hi! I hear you can read the language on siwiki. I have noticed si:ප්‍රවර්ගය:Wikipedia license migration candidates and most of the files seems to be uploaded by si:පරිශීලක:Student.IRQUE.UOC. It looks like a joined account or some sort of but uploading files from multiple persons.

I like to move files to Commons but I'm not sure if the files are okay for Commons or not. Perhaps you could have a look at it? If they are not okay perhaps they should be deleted. If they are okay I can create the configuration file for FileImporter so it is easy to move files to Commons. --MGA73 (talk) 11:23, 13 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hello MGA73. Simply put, the vast majority of files at siwiki are copyvios and other junk, with the majority of the remaining "good" files sitting unsourced. A little more than a year ago, I had attempted to sort this out myself, but someone there likes to keep things the way it is. You can find part of the discussion here (it is mostly blunt comments referring to discussions elsewhere). I did want to configure the FileImporter too, but opening the floodgates for junk to be mass-transferred from siwiki to Commons seemed like a bad idea to me, at least until there is some major overhaul at siwiki itself. And speaking of overhaul, if an experienced editor, who can speak Sinhalese, as is from Sri Lanka, is not welcomed to help at siwiki (where there is barely anyone else who will fit the bill due to the near-zero user activity), I don't know how cleaning that wiki would ever be possible. Rehman 05:13, 14 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hi Rehman! All wikis must follow the licensing policy. So in worst case it should be possible to make a request at meta and then stewards could either initiate a mass deletion or appoint users to help clean up. But I will go read and comment. And lets see if it works. --MGA73 (talk) 05:35, 14 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I had a look and the admin claim that he can delete all the bad files if someone tag them and provide a good reason. So I will mark a few files for deletion and see what happens. --MGA73 (talk) 05:55, 14 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Cheers, MGA73. I just didn't have any patience to accept doubling the work for no valid reason - especially since we're talking about a large number of files. But nevertheless, good luck! Rehman 07:48, 14 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. I made a post at si:විකිපීඩියා:කෝපි_කඩේ_(miscellaneous)#Cleaning_up_files. If files are deleted when tagged then perhaps do not see it as double work but having an extra pair of eyes checking.
I think that the templates en:Template:Free media and en:Template:Non-free media etc. should be added to all license templates. Then it is easy to make a list of all free files and who uploaded them. If uploader is still active it is possible to save the files if uploader help clean up. But old accounts are not easy to save so perhaps the solution is to delete all the old files. It is probably not easy to have community to agree on that but if we can show that copyvios are ignored then meta can do something.
But lets see. Perhaps we can find a solution. After all many of the photos could be taken by the uploaders. So perhaps we could keep those that does not look like internet files. --MGA73 (talk) 07:58, 14 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Hi! Is there some invisible charachter at si:සැකිල්ල:නො-නිදහස් මාධ්‍ය and si:ප්‍රවර්ගය:සියළු නො-නිදහස් මාධ්‍ය? The category does not behave well in my search for files. --MGA73 (talk) 17:57, 14 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
It seems to me that copyvios do get deleted now. So perhaps you could comment. --MGA73 (talk) 09:39, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
About FileImporter it is possible to add templates like {{UOC}} to the block list. That way FileImporter will refuse to move files with that template. That should exclude most of the problematic files. Will that make it easier? Then if you check files you can move the good files and nominate the bad files for deletion. I would suggest that you first check the users that is still active because then you can ask them for information if anything is missing. --MGA73 (talk) 17:20, 15 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hello again! I checked status on si.wiki and circa 400 files have now been deleted. That is a good start. Have you been checking any files lately? If yes do they get deleted or ignored? --MGA73 (talk) 14:14, 7 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Delete user categories[edit]

Hi Rehman, I request you to please delete the following user categories related to me:

Thanks in advance, KCVelaga (talk · mail) 07:11, 3 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Hi. This is done. Rehman 03:42, 5 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Commons Photographers meeting on October 30th[edit]

Dear member of the Commons Photographers User Group,

I'm happy to invite you to our next virtual meeting next Saturday,  October 30. This time, our colleagues User:Dey.sandip from India and User:Ermell from Germany will talk about their work.

If you're interested in joining this meeting, please sign up on the page below:

I'm very much looking forward to this event and I hope you'll be able to join.

All the best, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 18:52, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Commons Photographers User Group: first board election[edit]

Dear member of the Commons Photographers User Group,

In preparation of the first board election of our group, I invite you to take a look at the following page:

and provide feedback. I've listed a number of positions for our first board and I've also outlined a possible timeline for the elections. The current plan is to open the self-nomination process up on November 15 and then have the election start on December 1.

I'm super excited to get this going and I'm very much looking forward to hearing from you. Please use this talk page for your thoughts.

I hope you're safe and well, and I wish you all the best! --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 23:56, 1 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Commons Photographers elections: self-nomination phase is open[edit]

Dear member of the Commons Photographers User Group,

The self-nomination phase for the first board election of our group is open as of today. If you'd like to take on a more active role and take our user group to the next level, please consider running for one of the open positions. Please check out the Board Election 2021 page for more details.

I hope you, your family, and your friends are doing well. All the best! --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 16:40, 15 November 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Board election: voting is open![edit]

Dear member of the Commons Photographers User Group,

The voting phase for our group's board election starts today. Please consider casting your vote. Voting ends on December 17.

I wish you all the best for the rest of the year 2021. Stay safe and healthy! --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 17:03, 1 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

File:Hfevents.png[edit]

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File:Hfevents.png has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue. Please see Commons:But it's my own work! for a guide on how to address these issues.

Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!

mattbr 09:51, 22 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

How we will see unregistered users[edit]

Hi!

You get this message because you are an admin on a Wikimedia wiki.

When someone edits a Wikimedia wiki without being logged in today, we show their IP address. As you may already know, we will not be able to do this in the future. This is a decision by the Wikimedia Foundation Legal department, because norms and regulations for privacy online have changed.

Instead of the IP we will show a masked identity. You as an admin will still be able to access the IP. There will also be a new user right for those who need to see the full IPs of unregistered users to fight vandalism, harassment and spam without being admins. Patrollers will also see part of the IP even without this user right. We are also working on better tools to help.

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We have two suggested ways this identity could work. We would appreciate your feedback on which way you think would work best for you and your wiki, now and in the future. You can let us know on the talk page. You can write in your language. The suggestions were posted in October and we will decide after 17 January.

Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:11, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Your most memorable shot of 2021[edit]

Happy New Year! As always at the beginning of the new year, I'm inviting you to share your most memorable shot of the past year. Which of your photos stood out in 2021? Which image created special memories that you'd like to share with others? On behalf of the Commons Photographers User Group I wish you, your family, and your friends all the best for 2022. Warmly, --Frank Schulenburg (talk) 03:25, 8 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]