Template talk:GFDL-self

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Proposing to add parameter[edit]

I was thinking of adding a parameter to this template, to pass the username of the creator. this user name can then be link to I, the creator of this work.

If you agree to this, can this be achieved with auxiliary template so that there wont be a problem in the image pages that currently uses {{GFDL-self}} without parameter ? --Oblivious 08:39, 11 August 2005 (UTC)

Licence vs. license[edit]

GFDL stands for GNU Free Documentation License. Not "Licence". Let's be coherent and use a single form at least within a single template, and the one that is more popular. - Sikon 02:17, 3 October 2005 (UTC)

Licence is a noun, while license is a verb. --200.106.194.23 19:55, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
I thought it was the brit and the US way. --Oblivious 20:40, 11 October 2005 (UTC)
See license. --Fibonacci 06:32, 15 October 2005 (UTC)
Since nobody is objecting anymore, I'm changing it back to "licence". --Fibonacci 19:30, 22 October 2005 (UTC)
Nobody is objecting anymore? I thought I was objecting. And nobody cared to explain the reason why the word "licence" is used in this particular template related to the GNU Free Documentation License. - Sikon 12:30, 11 November 2005 (UTC)

Template change[edit]

Why was this template changed to remove the "I, the creator of this work" line? It's now less useful, you have to dive into the page source to see whether the image is tagged GFDL or GFDL-self. Is there a good reason not to change it back? --Bob Mellish 19:42, 10 November 2005 (UTC)

  • I have no idea. What about the following version:
GFDL

I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.
Subject to disclaimers.

Sikon 12:32, 11 November 2005 (UTC)

  • Looks good to me. --Bob Mellish 20:13, 12 November 2005 (UTC)
    • Looks goot to me too --Oblivious 19:21, 13 November 2005 (UTC)

Disclaimer[edit]

Per my and other's comments on Template talk:GFDL, I've removed the "Subject to [Wikipedia] disclaimers" from this template, since the GFDL isn't, obviously. -Splashtalk 17:21, 25 November 2005 (UTC)

change proposal[edit]

I hereby propose to add conditional parameters to the template which would link the creator of this work to the creator's user page. Proposed parameter is creator. I've duplicated the template to my user page and added the template-if statment.


Template without parameter passed would produce...

{{User:Oblivious/Proposed GFDL-self}}
I, the creator of this work, hereby publish it under the following licence:
Heckert GNU white.svg
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.
Subject to disclaimers.


Template with optional parameter would produce...

{{User:Oblivious/Proposed GFDL-self|creator=Oblivious}}
I, the creator of this work, hereby publish it under the following licence:
Heckert GNU white.svg
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.
Subject to disclaimers.

Below is the 'markup' to make this possible.

{{#if:{{{creator|}}}
  | [[User:{{{creator}}}| the creator of this work]]
  | the creator of this work
}}


This way we do not need to change each and every GFDL-self'ed images and at the same time users who wish to link has the chance. What do you say? --Oblivious 13:41, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

Change font size!![edit]

TOO SMALL FONT!!! -- WonYong 11:07, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

Here we go again?[edit]

So, even though everyone seemed to be content with "I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to"... etc., someone decided to once again revert it to the "licence" version - and protect it. Care to explain? It's really odd to have both "licence" and "license" on the same template. Be consistent, at the very least. - Sikon 11:06, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

It was already protected, I just restored the last version which included the license meta data. I'll go make the spelling consistent. Zocky 13:03, 12 January 2006 (UTC)
Ummm... reading the template again, it seems to already be exactly the way you want it. Zocky 13:06, 12 January 2006 (UTC)

Interwiki link to vi:[edit]

Please add an interwiki link to the Vietnamese version of this template:

<noinclude>[[vi:Tiêu bản:GFDL-self]]</noinclude>

Thanks.

 – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 08:37, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

Done. -Splashtalk 02:08, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Delete?[edit]

(to 27 August 2006 Deletion Review) Restore. I think this whole thing has had an extremely chilling effect on an already stunted-in-the-sex-department Wikipedia. If this removal stands, Wikipedia should abandon its "I created the image myself" image-upload tag option if it's going to be selectively distrusted. wikipediatrix 18:07, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

I think this user makes a very good point. _can_ we trust users with this? _should_ we? _will_ we? --Random832T 20:33, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Edit protected[edit]

The comment at the top of this template says:

"<!-- License: GFDL, transcluded from Template:GFDL -->"

However, that is a different template. It should refer to this template, and say:

"<!-- License: GFDL, transcluded from Template:GFDL-self -->"

-- kenb215 02:29, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Corrected, thanks! JesseW, the juggling janitor 08:53, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Interwiki request[edit]

Please add interwiki link for Serbian language Wikipedia. The link is:

[[sr:Шаблон:Гфдл-ја]]

Thank you. --Branislav Jovanovic 19:29, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneMets501 (talk) 03:09, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

{{editprotected}}

Plz
  1. Restore Sr and Vi-iwiks.
  2. Add Ru-iwiki [[ru:Шаблон:GFDL-self]]
Alex Spade 21:01, 19 May 2007 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Cheers. --MZMcBride 21:19, 19 May 2007 (UTC)

Categorization[edit]

Why does this template put images in the Category:GFDL, while the {{GFDL}} tag puts images in the Category:GFDL images. I think this should be rectified. --Eleassar my talk 14:21, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Proposed category change[edit]

Please change the category to something similar as for PD-self (Category:User-created public domain images): Category:User-created GFDL images. The latter now only contains images tagged with GFDL-user, not those with GFDL-self. Siebrand 08:52, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

I've made the change. I can't see any possible issues with it. —METS501 (talk) 20:28, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
Looks like I brought the job queue up to 1,922,733 with my change! This is really used on a lot of pages. —METS501 (talk) 20:34, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
1,9M? There are only 650k images, can't it be something else? Siebrand 21:09, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

My quick deletion and undeletion[edit]

I had to bust an obvious GFDL violation, which depended on a documentation page for my old template, Template:GFDL-self-no-disclaimers/doc. Jesse Viviano 23:31, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

Template documentation[edit]

{{editprotected}}

Please replace

[[Category:Image copyright tags|{{PAGENAME}}]]

with

{{template doc}}
<!-- Add categories and interwikis to the /doc subpage, not here! -->

per WP:DOC. —Remember the dot (talk) 02:42, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

YesY Done - Nihiltres(t.l) 03:11, 18 August 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! —Remember the dot (talk) 04:53, 18 August 2007 (UTC)


Appearance[edit]

{{editprotected}}
There is an ugly-looking space below the text in the template. Please center-align text vertically. Something like this:

GFDL

I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.

With code:

<div class="boilerplate" style="margin:0.5em auto;width:80%;background-color:#f7f8ff;border:2px solid #8888aa;padding:4px;font-size:85%;min-height:64px;vertical-
align:middle; color: #000" id="imageLicense">
<table style="background-color:#f7f8ff; border:0px"><tr><td>
<div id="imageLicenseIcon">[[Image:Heckert GNU white.svg|64px|GFDL]]</div>
</td><td>
<div style="text-align:center;margin-left:0px" id="imageLicenseText">
I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the '''[[Wikipedia:Text of the
GNU Free Documentation License|GNU Free Documentation License]]''', Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant
Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.
</div></td></tr></table></div>

Thanks! ~RayLast «Talk!» 15:24, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

YesY Done - Nihiltres{t.l} 19:20, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Imbox standardization[edit]

{{imbox
| type      = license
| image     = [[Image:Heckert GNU white.svg|52px|GFDL]]
| text      = 
I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the '''[[Wikipedia:Text of the GNU Free Documentation License|GNU Free Documentation License]]''', Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts.
}}{{image other 
| [[Category:Self-published work|{{PAGENAME}}]]
[[Category:GFDL images|{{PAGENAME}}]]
}}{{free media}}<noinclude>

{{pp-template|small=yes}}
{{Documentation}}
<!-- Add categories and interwikis to the /doc subpage, not here! -->
</noinclude>

Kelly hi! 14:12, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. EdokterTalk 14:54, 11 May 2008 (UTC)

Putting into a sub category of Category:GFDL images[edit]

This template currently adds pages to Category:Self-published work and Category:GFDL images. I think it would be a good idea to put images with a {{GFDL-self}} into Category:User-created GFDL images instead of Category:GFDL images just like {{PD-self}} adds into Category:User-created public domain images.

If we do that (and with {{GFDL-self-with-disclaimers}} into Category:User-created public domain images with disclaimers) then we should have the files left where uploader is not author and where we should check if there is a valid permission. Makes it easier to cleanup. --MGA73 (talk) 11:41, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Or perhaps we should call it Category:Self-created public domain images so that files with GFDL-self and GFDL-user can go to different categories. --MGA73 (talk) 14:07, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Free media tag[edit]

In the sandbox I've added a tweak so that 'free' images of unfree works do not categorise with entirely free works.

It would be appreciated if the change was implemented in the main template. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 08:42, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Done. Please remember to update the documentation as well. Thanks — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 10:50, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
Hmm, The migration param seems to complicate matters. This might need a little more effort. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 11:42, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Migration code (dw param[edit]

Sandbox updated to ensure dw param is passed to migration code. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 12:10, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Not done: The same functionality is already provided by the current code - see Template talk:GFDL#Dw param to migration code for a more detailed explanation. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 02:33, 26 March 2013 (UTC)