User talk:Filedelinkerbot

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This bot edits based on administrator actions on Wikimedia Commons.

Filedelinkerbot does not delete files. It only removes links to files deleted on Wikimedia Commons by an Administrator. Remarks and complaints about file deletions should go to Commons:Administrators' noticeboard, where they will get proper attention.

Complaints on file deletions will not be answered here!

Incomplete removal[edit]

Please check this edit of yours. Te image was removed while the caption and other specifications stayed untouched. -- Magioladitis (talk) 05:25, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Hi Magioladitis. This looks bad, but I assume it happened because of the misplaced single closing bracket after John Peurifo in the caption. Such things are hard to detect. Sorry. --Krd 15:34, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Please check this removal too. Maybe catch any comments too? -- Magioladitis (talk) 09:47, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

In the current code it's too complicated to catch this mistake, but I now at least changed it accordingly so that this edit hasn't been made. The broken file link then can be sorted by other procedures. I hope that sufficient, if not please advise. Thank you. --Krd 17:42, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

Incomplete summaries[edit]

Sometimes, with a long file name, Filedelinkerbot leaves cut-off edit summaries (1, 2, 3). Is there any way to make the summary a bit shorter (perhaps with abbreviations, like "C:" instead of "Commons:") to avoid this sort of thing? Eman235/talk 14:09, 16 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi Eman235. Will look into that. --Krd 11:26, 17 April 2016 (UTC)
See Special:Diff/715765442. I don't see any way to make it even more short, except leaving out the link to the local file. What do you think? --Krd 06:47, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
I'd say the Commons deletion discussion should take precedence over a deleted local file page. Idea #1:
Bot: Removing [[C:File:Very long file name that likes to break things.png]]. Deleted by [[C:User:Example]] (Per [[C:Commons:Deletion requests/File:Very long file name that likes to break things.png]])
This would easily slip under the 255-character limit in most cases, though it doesn't have the local-file link. Idea #2:
Bot: Removing file: Per [[C:Commons:Deletion requests/File:Very long file name that likes to break things.png]], [[C:User:Example]] deleted [[C:File:Very long file name that likes to break things.png]] ([[File:Very long file name that likes to break things.png|en]]).
This would theoretically render as (Bot: Removing file: Per C:Commons:Deletion requests/File:Very long file name that likes to break things.png, C:User:Example deleted C:File:Very long file name that likes to break things.png ([[File:Very long file name that likes to break thing...), but the more important links would all be left intact. Eman235/talk 17:50, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
I agree and activated the first variant now, let's monitor for some days. --Krd 17:54, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

A series of gallery removal errors[edit]

Hi, suddenly coming across several instances of incomplete removal in galleries. Such as [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] and [6]. Looks like something has changed and broken something. Cheers KylieTastic (talk) 20:05, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

The bug was already fixed yesterday, but I didn't manage so far to verify and correct recent edits. --Krd 07:42, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Blacklisted links[edit]

I notice that Filedelinkerbot and Commonsdelinker regularly hit the spam-blacklist because the files that they unlink are on blacklisted servers. I think it would be good if they built-in a check that if they hit the spam-blacklist, that they re-try but maiming the external link (e.g. leave off the 'http://'). They could even do that standard - maiming the link - as the link in the edit summary is not clickable, so copy-paste is for the interested follower anyway the only option. The latter solution would avoid hitting the blacklist completely. I do expect there will be a high incidence on links that are blacklisted or at least very questionable when there are copyright violations on the site (and we should never link to material in violation of copyright, so those sites do run a high risk of becoming blacklisted for that reason).

Both bots hit the filter on '' on CSI Immanuel Church, salem (admin eyes only: log)- and from both it is unclear which file is the offending file (I can only guess through the re-linked image), but I see the bots turn up regularly in the logs (I will cross-post this on the other bot's talkpage). --Dirk Beetstra T C 06:13, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

Interesting idea, will have a look. Thank you! --Krd 07:44, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
Done (maiming all links in the summary). Please let me know if there are more problems. --Krd 09:14, 3 November 2016 (UTC)

Incomplete removal[edit]

See diff (Hohum @) 01:04, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

The file name that was removed was the name of the file that was deleted, and the file name used in the article didn't exist at that time, so the process was correct. Although I don't understand why the file named actually deleted was linked to the article at all, but maybe this was via some template which is not reproducible now.
I agree that the expression could work better, but at least there was an invalid file in the article before and after, so the bot didn't make it much worse. --Krd 05:37, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Broken table format[edit]

It seems this bot has deleted a bunch of image links in article Indian paisa. The deletions have broken the table layout causing HTML colspan=2 to be dumped into the first column and many other columns to be shifted so that they no longer make sense. I'm wondering if there is a way to prevent such destructive edits (excluding tables for example)? –JonathanCross (talk) 16:24, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

FYI: I fixed the table layout as demonstrated in this diff been fixed. –JonathanCross (talk) 16:52, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
We could consider to exclude tables, but in order to be effective this had to be done with CommonsDelinker, too, which I doubt can be done shortly. I also have no data about how often this works in tables without trouble. I'd suggest to gather examples here for all cases that went wrong related to tables. --Krd 05:42, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

This edit in Totoket Mountain produced a similar result. In that instance, the former image's caption makes sense without the image, so it would make sense to leave the caption; although presumably that would not always be the case. --pmj (talk) 10:21, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

I have now modified the code to skip all pages where the file name appears inside a table. --Krd 10:56, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for your great work, Krd! --pmj (talk) 04:01, 19 March 2017 (UTC)


Hello there,

I have uploaded a new Antler Logo but I remain unsure how should I show that I have the right to use this logo. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by FabriceLondon (talkcontribs) 15:57, 5 April 2017 (UTC)

Bot error....[edit]

Hi, this edit really broke a lot of things by removing all periods from images and urls. Cheers KylieTastic (talk) 20:51, 12 April 2017 (UTC)

OMG, this looks indeed very bad. Will look into and report later. --Krd 05:07, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
This is fixed now, thank you again for reporting! --Krd 06:28, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

Bot problem?[edit]

Hi, I've been coming across more deleted files that I would have expected the bot to have de-linked and it looks like its only doing commons files not EN:WP deletions. Cheers KylieTastic (talk) 12:39, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Hello KylieTastic. You need to give example, otherwise I cannot check. --Krd 15:42, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
Hi, some examples this this this this Cheers KylieTastic (talk) 15:53, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
I was sure myself, but it appears that the bot does only process Commons deletion, not local files. We can change that, but we'd have to check if another bot request is required. --Krd 16:07, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
Oh sorry my mistake your right, its even clearly stated in the edit notice! I thought Filedelinkerbot did both, and CommonsDelinker only did commons. But it's ImageRemovalBot that does the local ones, and it appears its back working again. Sorry for the confusion. Cheers KylieTastic (talk) 16:56, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

behaving wrong editor[edit]

User:Mohitbaisla this editor looking like editing personal news, can you do something with him or you can give him warning to stop such edits or ask him to block. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Socialtags (talkcontribs) 06:58, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Hello I uploaded an image of Damien Teo which I had created and you called another editor to block me from editing. I think that you are too much and I will blocked you from editing Bryan4562013 (talk) 09:22, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Deletion of a photograph[edit]

Hi, One of the photograph uploaded by me was deleted with immediate effect. However I would like to inform you that the pic Dr Praveen_Tiwari.jpg has no copyright issue as it was clicked by me. Please guide me what to do. Regards --Yavarai (talk) 09:06, 27 May 2017 (UTC)Yavarai


I can't figure out how to use What are the proper inputs for Seite and Datei? "en" or "" and are partial names okay for Datei, or does it need "File:" and the file extension? Underscores? For example, I'm not finding [7] (File:Jaz Rignall headshot.jpg) in the search. czar 22:10, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

You cannot find the named entry because the edit was done by Commonsdelinker, which is a separate bot. --Krd 07:09, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
Ah, I meant this one. I think I figured it out though by using nothing in the page input field and the full file name+extension (without "File:") in the file field. Thanks! I am no longer watching this page—ping if you'd like a response czar 16:12, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
Ah, sorry I didn't understand. You normal enter either the page or the file. If you enter both, both have to match. It can be used with or without "File:", but in any case with extension and the plain original file name, not replacing space by underscore. --Krd 17:29, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Removal from a gallery wrong again[edit]

In Special:Diff/786401347 the image name was removed, but the orphaned, no-longer displayed description still remains there. --CiaPan (talk) 11:15, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for reporting, made one change now to address the issue. --Krd 04:28, 20 June 2017 (UTC)