User talk:MGA73

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks Jjmull (talk) 18:01, 30 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Perhaps it is for cleaning up files around the world? :-) --MGA73 (talk) 06:57, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

Category:Media not suitable for Commons[edit]

Category:Media not suitable for Commons, which you created, has been nominated for possible deletion, merging, or renaming. If you would like to participate in the discussion, you are invited to add your comments at the category's entry on the Categories for discussion page. Thank you. DexDor (talk) 22:39, 28 January 2015 (UTC)


You forgot to update the file name before deletion... --Stefan2 (talk) 22:14, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Ooooops... Thank you for fixing it. --MGA73 (talk) 05:17, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Files on Wikivoyage with a different name[edit]

Hi. About 30% of the remaining NowCommons WTS Wikivoyage files are now under a different name. I do not know what to do with them when they are marked Wikivoyage:ImageUsage, Wikivoyage:NotMovedInUse, etc. Can you clarify? Magog the Ogre (t c) 04:18, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Also, see [1]. Outdoor sculpture, no FOP, but a Danish-speaking artist with an obvious internet presence. Right up your alley to ask for permission and send to OTRS. :) Magog the Ogre (t c) 02:40, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
Hi Magog the Ogre. Thank you for your amazing work on WTS!!!
I think we should first delete all files with the same name. Many of the files left is probably not easy. Your tool seems to put the crappy files at the end :-D
Then we (or I) could work on the files with a different name. It is much easier for me to check and fix the file info on Commons with your tool. It is now almost 3 years since we migrated the files to Commons I do not think it is still usefull to keep the files on WTS once they are checked. I worked on a few and if no file excisted on Commons then I added a redirect. If you think it is usefull with redirects then perhaps you could add a button so I can add it with one click.
I also think we should delete the files with FOP issues. WTS does not have fair use and if a local Wikivoyage have fair use they can always find the file on Wikitravel.
I will write a mail about the Danish file (if I can find the owner/artist). --MGA73 (talk) 14:42, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
My plan is to leave a note on the Wikivoyages that they should have a fair use rationale. Magog the Ogre (t c) 00:13, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
Magog the Ogre: But there is really no active users on WTS so no one will add a rationale and as far as I know then you can no longer use the files on WTS on a wikivoyage project. So we will just end up with unused unfree files with no rationale? --MGA73 (talk) 09:16, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
No, I mean at the local projects where the original file is being used. Magog the Ogre (t c) 18:38, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
Yes that is a good idea. Inform them that the file is unfree and will be deleted on Commons and if they would like to keep it they should make a copy etc. --MGA73 (talk) 19:03, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
OK, well I still don't know what to do with the files which are marked with those templates (first question above). Just delete them? Go to the local projects and relink them? (???) Magog the Ogre (t c) 19:45, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
Nevermind. I figured it out on my own. Magog the Ogre (t c) 21:51, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
OK, I've gotten all the files that I can. A lot of files I marked ignore need to get deleted on Commons. A few files need to have old versions transferred to Commons (I can't; I'm blocked). A bunch of files are for Wikivoyages we don't have, and their incubator pages aren't imported from Wikitravel. Chinese was started from scratch without Wikitravel imports. Magog the Ogre (t c) 05:14, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
Magog the Ogre If the version on Commons is better/larger then I normally go to Wikitravel/Wikivoyage and change the name and then I delete. If possible I also make a redirect on Commons.
I'll upload the old version to Commons and fix the description for the rest of the files.
Then there is the files marked with ignore "FOP issues etc.". I guess I'll just nominate a few of those for deletion on Commons once and a while.
Perhaps we could move some of the remaining files to Commons. But it will probably take a long time to find the good files. So perhaps we should just leave a message on en.wikivoyage asking active users to check their own uploads if there is some left on WTS they would like to move.
Once all done there is also some on en.wikivoyage-old - or whatever the name is :-D - so we could check/delete those also. --MGA73 (talk) 17:13, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
I had no idea we could use Commons files on Wikitravel. Wish I'd known; I would have made updates to their site for the files I already deleted. Magog the Ogre (t c) 18:30, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
We can't know everything Magog :-D --MGA73 (talk) 19:46, 12 July 2015 (UTC)