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Stopped?[edit]

The bot hasn't reduced any files for some time. Has the task stopped for some reason? --Stefan2 (talk) 14:53, 14 June 2013 (UTC)

Shoot. Looking into now. Theopolisme (talk) 15:51, 14 June 2013 (UTC)
@Stefan2:  Fixed, thanks for bringing this to my attention. Theopolisme (talk) 16:00, 15 June 2013 (UTC)
Has something happened again? There haven't been any reductions this month. --Stefan2 (talk) 14:44, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Minoru Toyoda Gold Medal.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Minoru Toyoda Gold Medal.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Ymblanter (talk) 12:07, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

BYellowAdamSolo.jpg[edit]

Hey there, thanks for notifying my about the lack of description on the image BYellowAdamSolo.jpg I have added detailed description to the image, please post on my talk page if you believe that the image still lacks description. Or feel free to edit the description yourself :) Thanks

More detailed "problem" descriptions![edit]

LittleBot just told me an image was missing it's "description or something else". The image had a description, so I guess it's missing something else? Or maybe the way it looks for a description doesn't work on this image?

In any event, the message is too vague to be useful unless it's actually missing a description. Is there no way to make these messages much more specific?

Maury Markowitz (talk) 15:55, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Hey Maury, thanks for getting in touch, and sorry for my belated reply (I was on vacation). The template that the bot substitutes can be found at Template:Description missing. In your case, the image was missing author information--however, I agree that the template should ideally be more detailed, but I'm not sure of the best implementation of that. I'll add this to my todo list, though! Happy editing, Theopolisme (talk) 20:35, 30 June 2013 (UTC)
Here's another example of unneeded whining from this bot. All these files have descriptions, and lots of useful identifying information. Whining about form fill in years after uploading is just being annoying. John Nagle (talk) 05:00, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
Dear uploader: The media files you uploaded as:
   File:Stopbadwareyellowalert.png
   File:Pontiac1961.jpg
   File:Buick1961.jpg
   File:Woodruff1.png
are missing a description and/or other details on their image description pages.

Template:Cite wdl/9935[edit]

Was this Kikuya, K��zabur�� (1828). "View of Entire Suruga Region". World Digital Library (in Japanese). Shizuoka, Japan. Retrieved 22 June 2013. really what you head in mind? The Banner talk 22:56, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

@The Banner: Thanks for the letting me know! It looks like an issue with UTF-8 vs ASCII encoding. I'll look into it. Theopolisme (talk) 20:36, 30 June 2013 (UTC)
Only when you know there is some problem, you can try to fix it... The Banner talk 21:05, 30 June 2013 (UTC)
Fixed, but induced other errors, so still working (if frequent status updates are your thing) Theopolisme (talk) 21:44, 30 June 2013 (UTC)
@The Banner: Alright, this is  Done with commit. Thanks again for pointing the problem out to me :) Theopolisme (talk) 22:01, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

Double notification[edit]

This bot gave me the same notification twice. Once here, and once here. You may want to look into that. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 19:09, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

@Headbomb: This is actually intentional; the bot will notify users every 15 days (if I remember correctly...in any case, around that number). If you'd prefer not to be notified, you can follow the instructions at User:Theo's Little Bot/opt-out. Cheers, Theopolisme (talk) 23:35, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
It seems rather spammy to me. I'm not particularly concerned about myself here, but if you have an inactive user, you'll end up with 24-25 notices per year for each file. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 14:01, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
@Headbomb: The bot only notifies users if they don't have a notification on their talk page already. The idea is, if they're inactive, the notification would not be archived, so they wouldn't receive another one. Theopolisme (talk) 16:24, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

File:Bone Thugs N Harmony Strength&Loyalty.jpg[edit]

I already fixed the source in April. The source link leads to the album's page on Discogs. Sc135 (talk) 22:00, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Sc135, thanks for letting me know—the file was mistagged with {{bsr}}, which is why the bot notified you. I've removed the tag, so you shouldn't receive any more incorrect notifications. Cheers, Theopolisme (talk) 00:36, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Problem edit[edit]

Hi, there appears to be a problem with this edit which changes the link destination to the page the link now redirects to. This is incorrect as it looses the actual destination of the link which is required in order to solve the dead link situation. Keith D (talk) 10:59, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi Keith, thanks for letting me know. The website itself (tottenhamhotspur.com) appears to return misleading HTTP status codes—for example, when I browsed to the URL that the bot "messed up," the website returned HTTP 200, which basically means "everything's a-okay," and gave no indication that the page had been redirected. So, when the bot thought it was getting the canonical url of the original link, it was actually getting the canonical url of where it had been redirected, without even knowing that it had been redirected (since the website gave no indication of that), which was obviously the wrong behavior. This seems like an edge case, though (a combination of canonical urls and bad web development), so I'm actually at a bit of a loss for how to handle this (and, furthermore, if there's even anything I can really handle). Nonetheless, thanks for reporting it, Theopolisme (talk) 15:10, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

COI[edit]

I see that the bot now adds a COI tag to some talk pages, as it did here, although I can't find it on the list of tasks. No explanation was given and no obvious sign of COI, so I'm wonder if this is intended for all articles. These types of mass change jam up watchlists for a while. -AndrewDressel (talk) 12:57, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi Andrew, sorry for the confusion. That edit was part of the trial for Wikipedia:Bots/Requests_for_approval/Theo's_Little_Bot_26, which is currently pending. Your feedback there is welcome. Thanks! Theopolisme (talk) 21:42, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
It appears I'm not the only one confused by COI tags being inserted for no apparent reason. here's another one. This seems like a bad idea. Where do I say so? -AndrewDressel (talk) 01:05, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Task 13?[edit]

I don't see any recent activity on task 13, taking an archiveurl= and getting an url= if it doesn't exist on a cite web for archive.org. Is this being run?Naraht (talk) 14:24, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Kylie minogue its no secret 15.jpg)[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svg Thanks for uploading File:Kylie minogue its no secret 15.jpg. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'file' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that all non-free media not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Werieth (talk) 19:53, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

General-Roy-Hoffman.jpg[edit]

This is tiresome. I cannot provide a more precise source. If you are going to delete the pic on that grounds than do so. I do not find the matter important enough to put that kind of effort into it. RTO Trainer (talk) 00:22, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi RTO Trainer -- sorry this was a pain for you. The notification is based upon the {{bsr}} template on File:General-Roy-Hoffman.jpg. Remove the template from the page, and you'll no longer receive notifications about it. Theopolisme (talk) 01:19, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

Image resizing and problematic images[edit]

Images that are tagged for deletion/FfD/NFCR and the like shouldn't be re-sized. If the image survives then it can be re-sized. Werieth (talk) 20:23, 5 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

A note of thanks for all the work you did on shrinking images - really appreciate itDutchy85 (talk) 12:18, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

U R AWESOME[edit]

Thank u (^__^)

Ahmedazzamazzam (talk) 20:00, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Screenshot SpiderScribe.png[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Screenshot SpiderScribe.png. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Ymblanter (talk) 12:06, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:SpiderScribe App Logo.png[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:SpiderScribe App Logo.png. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Ymblanter (talk) 12:08, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Independence Community College logo.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Independence Community College logo.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Corkythehornetfan (talk) 19:08, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

An interesting bot situation[edit]

Howdy. I was manually reducing the dimensions on some non free files when I came across this image. It appears that your bot left some interesting text on the page before it moved on. I've cleaned it up a bit. It isn't a big deal, but I figured you might want to know.--Rockfang (talk) 05:26, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi Rockfang, it looks like the problem occurred because someone substituted {{non-free reduce}} as opposed to just transcluding it, which confused the bot. Thanks for fixing it! Theopolisme (talk) 12:05, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

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Hi, Theo's Little Bot, I would like to ask you an information; how do you uploaded that logos PdL? Because I would like to upload the one of PD with the same license, ad a "Non-free logo", but I think that I can't do this in Commons, so where do you upload it? -- Nick.mon (talk) 10:34, 25 December 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Nthf.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Nthf.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Corkythehornetfan (talk) 07:13, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Question about message[edit]

Hi. Just got this message: File:POWBracelet.jpg missing description details - but can't figure out what's missing. Any clarification would be appreciated. Thanks! J. Van Meter (talk) 18:05, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi J. Van Meter! The file is missing author information in the {{Information}} template. Happy holidays, Theopolisme (talk) 20:41, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Battle of the bots[edit]

I was stalking the history of my old pal Yintan's talk page, and noticed Theo's Little Bot and ClueBot III have apparently been edit warring over the past month... TheoBot repeatedly adding the same better source request notice, and ClueBot III archiving it. I'm guessing TheoBot is checking the visible talk page and not the history to see if the user has been notified? FYI unfortunately Yintan has retired, so highly doubtful he'll find a better source for the image. — MusikAnimal talk 01:28, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Sorry about that -- [1] did it. Theopolisme (talk) 16:38, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
No problem, I think the white flag has been flown. I have to ask, does TheoBot always restore blanked notifications? I don't see a "better source request" listed at WP:UP#CMT as a type of notice prohibited to be removed or archived by the user. If the notice does not qualify, continuing to notify the user would indeed be tantamount to edit warring, from what I understand, and such issue with the bot should probably be addressed. Cheers — MusikAnimal talk 16:54, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
Well, the problem is that the bot has no easy way to track whether or not it's already notified a user about a specific file (currently it searches the talk page for the bsr template as well as checks a temporary log). Theoretically adding some sort of permanent database to track notifications would make sense, but unfortunately I just don't have the time currently.. Theopolisme (talk) 22:51, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Fix your spam bot please[edit]

I don't need the same message come back over and over again? That's not even my photo, I just was fixing someone else's upload.

Surely you could code that thing so it doesn't essentially cyberstalk editors here. DreamGuy (talk) 03:25, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

@DreamGuy: See the above section; this is a known problem :/ In the meantime you can follow these instructions to opt-out. Thanks, and my apologies, Theopolisme (talk) 00:02, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Super Bowl XLVIII logo.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Super Bowl XLVIII logo.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Corkythehornetfan (Talk) 03:13, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Is it possible to opt out of Task 1 for a particular image?[edit]

Re your Task 1 reduction of File:National Pie Day 2014 poster.jpg (diff) I'd like to claim exemption on the grounds of 1) can't read the text in the image in the smaller version, which matters and 2) its a promotional item so we don't need to be as strict as usual. Is there a way to opt-out of image reduction for a particular file, like with some tag? Herostratus (talk) 12:28, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Possible bug[edit]

I'm not sure what happened here, but the bot wiped out a good chunk of the user's talk page and then redirected it to itself. I've undone the edit. --R'n'B (call me Russ) 19:26, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Template:Rotten Tomatoes score/tt1535108[edit]

A tag has been placed on Template:Rotten Tomatoes score/tt1535108 requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section T3 of the criteria for speedy deletion because it is an unused duplicate of another template, or a hard-coded instance of another template. After seven days, if it is still unused and the speedy deletion tag has not been removed, the template will be deleted.

If the template is not actually the same as the other template noted, please feel free to remove the speedy deletion tag and please consider putting a note on the template's page explaining how this one is different so as to avoid any future mistakes (<noinclude>{{substituted}}</noinclude>).

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page's talk page, where you can explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, you can place a request here. — {{U|Technical 13}} (tec) 19:47, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

File:607px-Beanelected.jpg[edit]

Your bot reduced this file, but forgot to tag it with {{subst:furd}}. Any idea why? --Stefan2 (talk) 16:02, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:KYW-TV CBS 3 Logo 2013.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:KYW-TV CBS 3 Logo 2013.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Corkythehornetfan (Talk) 20:23, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Bot not following userspace redirects[edit]

See user talk:GiacomoReturned - 16 or so edits that should have gone to the talk page of the user's current name that have instead been left on the talk page of the name under which he uploaded the image. Perhaps a line of code could be added to follow the redirect, otherwise such messages may well be missed. Thanks, BencherliteTalk 13:39, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

@Theopolisme: Yo, Theo, I guess it's because of this issue, but TLB just nuked Giano's current talk page and replaced it with GiacomoReturned's (including a circular redirect at the top); perhaps the bug fix made a new bug? :) Writ Keeper  04:58, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
Huh, that's weird. If I had to guess it's probably something to do with the regex matching... I've disabled the bot until I have a chance to figure out what's going on. It *might* have something to do with Wikimedia Labs crashing and killing the bot midway through its run.... Theopolisme (talk) 11:48, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

A new issue on GitHub regarding your bot[edit]

Howdy. If you haven't noticed before reading this, I've created a new issue on GitHub related to this bot. It is issue #35.--Rockfang (talk) 16:17, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Utsav Fashion Screenshot[edit]

Thanks for updating the screen shot of Utsav Fashion. I have uploaded a new version of that image, please check if it okay. Thanking again.

Image with Incomplete Source[edit]

Hi there! Regarding the image you mentioned on my talk page, I replied to your message and changed the source. Please see my talk page for my response, and respond if you feel it's needed. Thanks for letting me know about the image. EmilyREditor (talk) 15:36, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Size[edit]

After an image has bee reduced in size from 405 x 440 to 302 × 330 - arguably in unsatisfactory quality, the WP's built in resizer seemingly does a better job (it is activated by viewing the pic and pit "nnnpx-" in front of the output imnage) - are there any written guidelines what constitutes a suitable resolution for non-free logos? What are the underlying working principles of the bot? Please, kindly ping me {{ping|OAlexander}} with your reply. Cheers, OAlexander (talk) 13:04, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

@OAlexander: Wikipedia:Non-free_images#Image_resolution includes the formula which the bot implements -- obviously, there will always be edge cases, which is why humans work in the area too. :) Thanks for the message! Theopolisme (talk) 16:57, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

Image reduced to unreadable size[edit]

The image "RCAF Guelph Sparks Magazine Page 1.jpg" was reduced in size to unreadable condition. It's the front page of a newspaper from 1942 and uploaded at a resolution high enough to make it readable. This was done with the permission of the newspaper's owner (a museum). There are no copyright issues. Is there a way to mark this image so it will not be reduced in size? Thanks SteveTheAirman (talk) 17:27, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

A cupcake for you![edit]

Choco-Nut Bake with Meringue Top cropped.jpg Hi! I know you're the one who is responsible for the single cover of Shane Filan's EVERYTHING TO ME song. I created page about the other single KNEE DEEP IN MY HEART. Please help me to upload the appropriate single art for that particular music page. Thank you DridsOBrien (talk) 22:48, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

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Hi, sorry that I mess your file logo about the 103.5 K-Lite, and also, as soon as possible, can you make the new logo of 103.5 K-Lite with the new slogan "The Beat of Manila" from 103.5 K-Lite Facebook page, and upload it to the DWKX article, sorry again. Thank you. Badofilada (talk) 09:18, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Recent image notifications[edit]

Hi, noticed bot passing by both File:BlacksmithsArms.JPG and File:Churchinterior.JPG. Automated info looks good to me. Happy for a commons upload. Thanks Dick G (talk) 15:11, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Username conversion[edit]

Two of my older images (1, 2) had the modern Information template added by your bot. Generally the information extracted looked OK. I do have have one nit to pick. The Author name generated has an underscore instead of the space character. While this is functional with the way Wikipedia handles the URLs, it is less that esthetically pleasing. Please update the bot to get this right. --J Clear (talk) 12:54, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

After looking a bit closer at the actual wiki code inserted, the bot appears to add additional blank lines near the end of the |description. The first image cited above, has three blank lines at the end, and two blank lines above the last para. Both were single blank lines in the original. I would think you'd want to trim the trailing blank lines entirely, given it's going in a template. And not expand the interior blank lines. --J Clear (talk) 13:13, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Is task 1 active and opt out?[edit]

Hi @Theopolisme:. Thanks for writing a great bot! Is task 1 running at the moment? There seem to be quite a few things in the queue that have been waiting for a while - for example File:"Pierre"_by_Stephen_Scott_Young.jpg (I'm not sure if 5 weeks wait is abnormal).

Also, is there a specific opt out for particular images that the bot might reduced too far? Presumably that's {{bots|deny=Theo's_Little_Bot}}?--Otus scops (talk) 13:41, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the message. That does seem rather abnormal. I haven't touched the code related to task 1 for quite some time... I'll attempt to take a look later today or tomorrow, though. Theopolisme (talk) 14:51, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
The bot doesn't always seem to work properly. I occasionally notice that the bot reduces a file tagged for reduction several weeks or months earlier (and not touched since then), so something is definitely wrong. --Stefan2 (talk) 21:40, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

The bot made a mess[edit]

... of Giano's talk page with this edit. I've restored the previous version as Giano is away on holiday. Please review what went wrong (a talk page doesn't need to be redirected to itself and a bot should not be deleting editors' comments). I'd be grateful if you could sort out the problem before continuing as this is not an acceptable means of notifying editors. Cheers --RexxS (talk) 21:13, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

@RexxS: Thanks for letting me know. This should now be fixed -- please accept my apologies for this unfortunate mishap. Theopolisme (talk) 23:59, 25 May 2014 (UTC)


Orphaned non-free image File:Museum of the American Revolution Day Rendering 1.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Museum of the American Revolution Day Rendering 1.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you.

Thanks for your original uploading of the Museum of the American Revolution rendering. Your hard work is much appreciated. The Museum has a newer version of the rendering, which they're now releasing, File:Museum of the American Revolution 2014-03-27 NWRender web.jpg. It was suggested that I should mark your earlier version for deletion and let you know about the newer rendering. Best wishes, Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 20:53, 27 May 2014 (UTC)


Create New emblem of Andhra Pradesh[edit]

Hi Theo's Little Bot Could you create new emblem of Andhra Pradesh! because some people said that is non free image! its become some issue in Andhra Pradesh article! so could you help for me to this issue (Visakha veera (talk) 14:43, 12 June 2014 (UTC))

Out of Time official single cover[edit]

Hi. Not to be rude or offensive about this, but the image you uploaded is NOT official. It is only an STP logo since 2010 for "Out of Time". Please upload a different cover for the article, and if you go to its talk page, I've given out two links, which is proven for official use only. Thank you, and very sorry for bothering you. Skylar3214 2:14, 11 July 2014

Pleas upload the right cover, or if you don't, I will send you a few links that's officially proven by its use only. Skylar3214 1:09, 12 July 2014
Then, you leave me no choice for not complying with me. I've waited a few days for you to do it, but there was no reply back from you, so you've tried my patience. Here's the link that has the official cover for its proven use only: https://lh4.ggpht.com/FuCnAIJ7jsGLe9nmeF3kBpXKY8krdARrv_A9Do6jPhFPhMFJ169Gr8dqlJ_Zv1E6RUu1Ndtt Skylar3214 12:48, 13 July 2014
And the source you provided, such as AllMusic.com, for the uploaded image has only the STP logo on it, not the official single cover that's being currently used in the article that I uploaded for "Out of Time". So clearly, that source is a mistake. Skylar3214 11:56, 27 July 2014

File:VIP movie poster.jpg[edit]

Hi, can you help disable the {{Non-free reduce}} thing on this file. Thank you. Ssven2

Orphaned non-free image File:Diana Haddad - Yammaia.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Diana Haddad - Yammaia.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Melesse (talk) 23:23, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (logo).jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (logo).jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Melesse (talk) 23:32, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Non-free image File:1929 William Bennett, Labour.jpg[edit]

The copyright owner of this image, photographer w:en:James Lafayette (1853-1923) died over 90 years ago. This would seem to make the photograph eligible for a {{PD-old-70}} licence. If not, why not? Mike Hayes (talk) 02:58, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

It says that the photograph was taken in 1929. How can the photographer have died in 1923, if the photograph wasn't taken until 1929? --Stefan2 (talk) 12:46, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Oldid parameters for Template:Former TAFI?[edit]

User:Theopolisme, can you change your bot to add them? I think the best way would be to slap {{Former TAFI|oldid1={{subst:REVISIONID:{{subst:SUBJECTPAGENAME}}}}}} (or something similar) on the talk page when adding the {{TAFI}} tag, and then just add |oldid2= when removing it. Keφr 06:39, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

File:CrissAngelBeLIEveTVcard.jpg[edit]

I have tagged File:CrissAngelBeLIEveTVcard.jpg as being an orphaned non-free file. In order for the image to be kept at Wikipedia, it must be included in at least one article. Otherwise, it will be deleted in seven days. ww2censor (talk) 09:34, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

User:Ww2censor: When you tag a file as orphaned, you should notify the original uploader, not the bot which reduced the file to satisfy WP:NFCC#3b. The original uploader is the user who created the first textual revision of the file information page. --Stefan2 (talk) 15:33, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
quickimgdelete.js is supposed to do all the functions necessary but maybe it is broken, beside which I can only see the bot upload and nothing else. ww2censor (talk) 15:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

File:East GA College seal.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:East GA College seal.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you. Gsu eagle 31049 (talk) 03:10, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

New image of the Spider-Woman 616 universe and 1610[edit]

Me in their articles do not need to add the image where they are in the new spider costumes?--Shawnee3291 (talk) 11:08, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Still running Task 22?[edit]

Is this bot still updating {{Rotten Tomatoes score}}? I haven't seen any recent updates in the bot's contributions.--TriiipleThreat (talk) 13:16, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Could you disable this task? The template has been deprecated and we're in the process of removing the subpages, but the bot recreated a subpage that was deleted at TfD. ~ RobTalk 14:20, 19 March 2016 (UTC)
Rob; Request filed here, Theo isn't very active onwiki. :'( -- Cheers, Riley 22:44, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

File:BostonSuspect2.jpg listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:BostonSuspect2.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you. Calliopejen1 (talk) 23:59, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Image resize quality[edit]

The quality of the resized image at File:Microsoft Internet Mail and News screenshot.png is completely unacceptable. Please fix the resize code as soon as possible. Mdrnpndr (talk) 13:33, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Bots[edit]


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Speedy deletion nomination of File:Indian Idol.JPG[edit]

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Bot has stopped[edit]

Hi there. I was wondering if you could look into the bot activities? It hasn't reduced the size of any non-free images since the 2nd of August, and there's over 700 images tagged. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, -- Diannaa (talk) 05:55, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Cite wdl/7344[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Cite wdl/7344 has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Ricky81682 (talk) 00:08, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Cite wdl/3244[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Cite wdl/3244 has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Ricky81682 (talk) 00:08, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Rotten Tomatoes score/0102558[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Rotten Tomatoes score/0102558 has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Ricky81682 (talk) 07:30, 8 September 2015 (UTC)


Disputed non-free use rationale for File:Wild-zee-logo.jpg[edit]

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Error from your part on the File:Siouxsie Christine.jpg[edit]

You have made a big mistake : the version that had to be reduced, was the one posted yesterday here with good colors. Instead, you reduced the size of the old first version with bad quality colors.

And same remark for this other file this is the one to reduce. Instead you put back online a smaller version of a worn sleeve with a big flaw. Carliertwo (talk) 19:57, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

Re-sizing to agressive[edit]

The resize bot decreases image size quite aggressively, and also quite lossily. An image at 400 px wide is decreased to 273, which is lower than what is used in articles. Is it possible to put the cut-off point at 300px and to make sure most quality is kept. Currently the bot adds compression on top of compression and produces artifacts. CFCF 💌 📧 09:25, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:Dilwale1.jpg[edit]

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Suggestions for Task 22 Rotten Tomatoes score[edit]

I noticed the {{Rotten Tomatoes score/0181852}} leads to a date format error on Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. I have fixed the issue in the template, and found that a padding zero of the day value in {{{accessdate}}} should be avoided, as stated in MOS:BADDATEFORMAT (see also Help:CS1_errors#bad_date). Furthermore, the if condition of {{{mdy}}} could be put after "accessdate=", so that the whole reference does not need to repeat. Please see the history of {{Rotten Tomatoes score/0181852}} for how I fixed it.--Quest for Truth (talk) 15:47, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

Add another title card drama[edit]

If anyone seen Naagin Title card then print screen and add it to image file on Colors.

File reduction[edit]

Hi Theo. I was wondering if you could have a look at the bot when you have time, as there's over 300 images tagged for non-free reduce, some of them for a couple of weeks with no obvious reason why they have not been done. Thank you! -- Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 23:45, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

  • A lot of files were apparently reduced today, and the backlog is now down to 179, but that's still a lot which hasn't been reduced. --Stefan2 (talk) 11:04, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
  • User:Diannaa, any suggestion on what to do? The same problem has occurred in the past, and when I've tried asking the bot operator for assistance, I have not always got a reply: 1 2 3. Since the bot reduces a couple of files every day, I guess that the bot starts but that one file in the category causes the bot to crash for whatever reason, and then the bot stops and leaves the remaining files unprocessed. In that case, how can we find that problem file? --Stefan2 (talk) 23:28, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
  • No idea why it stops or how it works. Theo has not edited since August,and I have no way of knowing whether or not he sees our messages. -- Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 00:06, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Stefan2: Todayt it appears to have only reduced the ones that were freshly tagged. -- Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 15:19, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
    • It's annoying that we don't get any response from the bot operator. If a file in the category causes the bot to crash, then it should be trivial for the operator to find that file. --Stefan2 (talk) 17:18, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
The link at the top of this page suggests reporting problems at GitHub. Do you have a GitHub account? -- Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 19:17, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
No, but I guess it's easy to create one and try contacting the bot operator. --Stefan2 (talk) 19:57, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
Could you do that please? -- Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 23:28, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Lat Lag Gayi.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:Lat Lag Gayi.jpg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Ymblanter (talk) 08:17, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:Owsley Stanley (1967).jpg[edit]

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A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Owsley Stanley (1967).jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the file's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the file description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you object to the listing for any reason. Thank you. This image has been flagged for removal for copyright violation Folkprofessor (talk) 04:11, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

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Why did you reduce the size of the logo? I referred that it is non-free. Its probable copyright holder is EBU. I upload this image when the high quality logos from the Eurovision site (www.eurovision.tv/pages/press) were revealed, in order readers can see it clearly. Please, revert the picture to its original size. Dimsar01 (talk) 20:15, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

@Dimsar01: It was reduced per Wikipedia:Non-free content criteria, specifically Policy > Minimal Usage > Minimal extent of use which states "Low- rather than high-resolution/fidelity/bit rate is used (especially where the original could be used for deliberate copyright infringement)." Hope that helps -- Cheers, Riley 07:53, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Resizing screenshots?[edit]

Theo, could you set a filter so that screenshots with standard screen sizes (640x480, 800x600) are not processed by the bot?

This would avoid changes like the one at File:Windows 95 Desktop screenshot.png, which rendered the image unusable.

At least for those sizes below 1024x768, the resolution is low by today standards, so further reducing them is not required by non-free image policy.

Thanks Diego (talk) 09:58, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

The article only uses 300×225 pixels, so apparently the person who included the file in the article thought that that pixel count is sufficient. Why do you think that a larger pixel count is needed on the file information page? The purpose of a non-free file is always to display the file in an article, whereas other features, such as viewing the file on its file information page, are secondary and don't need to be considered when determining the appropriate quality of the file. If the file is 'unusable' at the resolution in which it is used in the article, then the file is 'unusable' in the article and should be made 'usable' there instead. --Stefan2 (talk) 11:04, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
I must vehemently agree with Diego, any computer screenshot reduced to your bot's ludicrous standards is worthless. Just look at the pic of Windows 10, for example... you can hardly tell what the damn system looks like! There is no point in reducing pictures to make them the size of a thumbnail. Hell, the point of a thumbnail is to be a clickable link to a bigger picture. --Stormwatch (talk) 09:27, 8 March 2016 (UTC)
Stefan, for a start the size of images in an article is a user preference, so different users may see different sizes. Ditto if you print the article to text, which will use the resolution of the printer. Moreover, the expected way to see images in articles is to click on the image and see them in full screen in the media viewer; so the thumbnail size is not a good estimator of the 'usable' size of the image. Diego (talk) 16:12, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Rotten Tomatoes score/0088247[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svgTemplate:Rotten Tomatoes score/0088247 has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Ricky81682 (talk) 23:19, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Task 1[edit]

Task 1, the image resizer, is not working correctly. Recently, it is only re-sizing a few images per day, rather than all the images in Category:Wikipedia non-free file size reduction requests. This is leaving images needing re-sizing waiting, which is not normal for the bot to do. It also has not been re-sizing the way it used to, where it simply makes a smaller version of the same file. To see what I am talking about, look at File:Somebody-Told-Me.jpg and the version the bot uploaded.

Now, I would submit this as a ticket on GitHub, but seeing as how I don't have an account there, and I'd rather not make one. Elisfkc (talk) 15:13, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

This problem happens once in a while. See for example #File reduction and #Bot has stopped above. I suspect that some files cause the bot to crash and that the bot stops when it hits one of the files which can't be reduced, but I don't know how to find the file(s) which can't be reduced. Also, the bot operator is very inactive, and I'm not sure if he's reading this talk page. --Stefan2 (talk) 17:21, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

Blocked[edit]

This account has been temporarily, though indefinitely blocked for recreating pages against current community consensus, this was first brought up on 19 March, but has not been resolved. Please see Wikipedia:Bot_owners'_noticeboard#Rotten_Tomatoes_subtemplates for additional information. Any admin may unblock this account once the operator has addressed this issue. — xaosflux Talk 23:25, 27 March 2016 (UTC)

Unblocked per discussion on WP:BON. — xaosflux Talk 13:34, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

File:JWTM Burning Water (Remastered).jpg listed for discussion[edit]

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A file that you uploaded or altered, File:JWTM Burning Water (Remastered).jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for discussion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you. Calliopejen1 (talk) 01:21, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

API change will break this bot[edit]

This bot has been using http:// to access the API, rather than https:// This is going to break soon, because of changes to the API. You can find more information in this e-mail message. If you need help updating your code to use https:// , then you might be able to find some help at w:en:Wikipedia:Bot owners' noticeboard or on the mailing list. Good luck, Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 23:14, 19 May 2016 (UTC)

Reduction issues[edit]

bsd. The reduction code used by this bot has some issue which leaves some outline artifacts, even on lossless PNG images. See this image (version by theo's bot), as compared to the one i uploaded. Also, file sizes (KB, not pixels) could be smaller.--Ben Stone 19:54, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

disclosing size reduction[edit]

Hello little bot :), it would be neat to show what is your image resizing target : since Template:Non-free_use_rationale#note-resolution doesn't specify what should be a low res, in effect it's the little bot which enforces it which determines what is low res enough. I saw in the code that its target is 0.1 Megapixel (316*316 if it's a square), isn't it? If so, I will size my uploads for that to avoid having deleted previous versions. I would add I suggest a whooping doubling of the target to 0.2 megapixels (447*447, +41% linear dimensions) : time advances, cameras have much finer sensors, internet tubes are much larger and displays are ultra high res. Having a 316*316 image on a (useless, granted) 800dpi 4K smartphone makes it 0.395 inches (10.0 mm) per side, not a thumbnail but a Little finger fingernail! --Marc Lacoste (talk) 16:50, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

File:Cheadle Hulme School Crest.jpg listed for discussion[edit]

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A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Cheadle Hulme School Crest.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for discussion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you. Timhudsonchs (talk) 08:49, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

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Hi there. Can you upload the Mellanox logo in such a way that I could use it in Hbrew wikipedia?Ofir michael (talk) 10:02, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

File:Visual_Pinball_X_rendition_of_Williams's_"Tales_of_the_Arabian_Nights"_(screenshot).jpg[edit]

Hi! I already downsized this non-free image (as requested from the upload sheet) from Full HD down by a factor of 2.3 when uploading it. So could you please disable the bot on that image, as it will be way to small and pixelated then in the end?

Bot has stalled[edit]

Hi Theo. The bot is no longer reducing non-free images; it only did three in the last batch and seven the day before, but there's over 500 that are tagged. If you could have a look please that would be great. Sorry for not reporting via Github as directed; it says my username is taken but it my email "can't be found" so I have no way to log in. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 18:35, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

This may be related. Thanks, — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 18:51, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

@Diannaa: Created GitHub account and logged error - https://github.com/theopolisme/theobot/issues/42 Ronhjones  (Talk) 01:24, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
Hi Theo, the bot's edits have tapered off to nothing. Is there any way you could find the time to get this working reliably again? I would also appreciate it if you could tell us what's the best way to contact you or report issues, as none of our talk page posts (or even the GitHub post) ever get a reply. Thank you, — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 14:20, 11 December 2016 (UTC) (I have emailed a copy of this message as well.)
@Diannaa: I emailed as well. Think we are looking at an inactive editor - view their last ever edit [2] Is there someone we could ask to take over the bot? I did look at the script, but I'm very rusty with Python. Ronhjones  (Talk) 00:07, 12 December 2016 (UTC)
I think we should ask at WP:VPT to see if there's anyone who could take over operation of this bot. Would you mind doing that if you have a minute? — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 00:49, 12 December 2016 (UTC)
@Diannaa: Done, no takers (Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)/Archive_152#Bot_with_inactive_owner), also now posted at Wikipedia:Bot_requests#Can_a_useful_bot_be_taken_over_and_repaired. Ronhjones  (Talk) 19:46, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

Wikiwork data[edit]

Can someone guide me how to generate the wikiwork data? The bot seems to have stopped updating the data after July 2015. —IB [ Poke ] 05:37, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

Pinball cover image, etc.[edit]

Wouldn't it be good if the upload wizard could auto-reduce any fair use images? Or even prevent upload until manually reduced? Or at least warn the uploader it might be too large? Thanks. anyway. Martinevans123 (talk) 18:51, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

@Martinevans123: Better to post at WP:VPT, rather than here Ronhjones  (Talk) 19:48, 25 December 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, Ron. anyway. Martinevans123 (talk) 20:04, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

File:British Admiralty Naval Cipher Page 5.jpg[edit]

Theo's_Little_Bot Hi, It's reduced a page of scanned text, which was readable to something which is unreadable and useless. scope_creep (talk) 14:41, 28 December 2016 (UTC)

Malfunctioning: ignored 7 day wait[edit]

Your bot is malfunctioning. It deleted my File:Progression_of_Big_Boy_logos.png immediately after being tagged rather than after the seven day wait period for response. The larger graphic of non-free content is acceptable because it is a composition of smaller marks. The article will be modified. — βox73 (৳alk) 16:13, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

@Box73: There is no waiting period for files tagged, so the bot is not malfunctioning. {{Non-free reduce}} says In most cases, this reduction will occur automatically: simply wait 24 hours and a robot will resize the image file. Also, the bot does not delete anything. — JJMC89(T·C) 17:02, 30 January 2017 (UTC)
24 hours! This happened before 7 hours passed. Further, that's not what how the template displays; it says seven days. How about fixing the template.
Automatically resizing images to odd percentages (like TLB) creates poor quality results. Further, this image is a composition of smaller marks, most not in use. The size of the individual marks was not considered. (Trust me, Big Boy would aggressively protest potential misuse.) No good faith consideration was given to either issue. — βox73 (৳alk) 18:53, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

Permission to use figure in a book.[edit]

Dear Theo's Little Bot,

I am working with Prof. Steven LaValle to help obtain permissions for borrowing figures or pictures in his upcoming book Virtual Reality, to be published by Cambridge University Press. The book is online here:

http://vr.cs.uiuc.edu/

We are hoping to include the picture of yours (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a8/The_Dress_%28viral_phenomenon%29.png) in this book (Chapter 6, Figure 20 ). Could we please have your permission for this? Thank you.

Please contact me at (Redacted)

Sincerely,

Adam Warkoczewski

Theo's Little Bot is a bot and cannot respond to you. If you have questions about the image, try asking at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. — JJMC89(T·C) 15:24, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Bad image reduction of musical score[edit]

Just to let TLB's handler(s) know, the file File:Linear counterpoint from Stravinsky's Octet.png, depicting an excerpt of a musical score, has been rendered almost illegible by TLB's reduction algorithm. I'm assuming the bot edited this image because it's marked as copyright (it was published in 1923, which means it's still within the 95-year copyright in the US despite being public domain elsewhere).

Not blaming the bot for following orders (in fact it's the fault of whoever uploaded a musical score as a PNG not an SVG!) 86.130.177.151 (talk) 15:33, 30 March 2017 (UTC)

Image you uploaded nominated for deletion[edit]

File:Hannibal key art.jpg listed for discussion[edit]

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A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Hannibal key art.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for discussion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you. Daniel Case (talk) 17:18, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:Memorial to Oleg Babayev in Kremenchug Ukraine.jpg[edit]

A tag has been placed on File:Memorial to Oleg Babayev in Kremenchug Ukraine.jpg requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done for the following reason:

replaced by free File:Пам'ятник Олегу Бабаєву.jpg

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If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, then please contact the deleting administrator, or if you have already done so, you can place a request here. Lexusuns (talk) 18:22, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

File:Torcuato Fernández-Miranda.jpg listed for discussion[edit]

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A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Torcuato Fernández-Miranda.jpg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for discussion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you. Discasto (talk) 15:04, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

File:Floodgap gopher fun menu.PNG is effectively ruined by your bot[edit]

Can't see anything, not really an example of anything but wasted bytes now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by .tekrox (talkcontribs) 13:34, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

Can you please resize my photo?[edit]

Hello user:Theo's_Little_Bot

Here is the non-free image File:Ayushman_Bhava-serial.jpg . Adjust or Reduce size of non-free image.

Thanks - user:siddiqsazzad001

-🐦Do☭torWho42 () 20:09, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

Reducing the size of images on the kruppel-like factors page.[edit]

Hi Theo,

Please do not reduce the file size of "KLF4props2.png", and "Major pathways KLF4 3.png" again on the kruppel-like factors page. I drew these images following non-free images, but since I redrew them they are entirely my work, even if they look similar to the originals.

Thanks you,

Chase — Preceding unsigned comment added by ChaseSteele (talkcontribs) 04:54, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

A bot is not going to reply to your message. — JJMC89(T·C) 05:55, 17 December 2017 (UTC)

Bot currently reducing images by less than 3.5%[edit]

Theo, your bot is currently reducing images by less than 3.5% (linear). Does this serve any useful purpose, other than degrading the detailed image quality?

Time to stop now (at least on pre-existing images). Your bot's work is done. Jheald (talk) 11:46, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

Just came here to report the same thing. Is there anywhere the new size requirement is described? Or were the edits made by a previous bot (DashBOT) incorrect?--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 10:41, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
According to the bot’s page User: Theo's Little Bot the image reducing task, task 1, is currently disabled.--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 10:45, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Reenabled by Ronhjones; Xaosflux also disabled it. Seems to be enabled when DatBot is down? Galobtter (pingó mió) 11:11, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

DatBot does keep stalling, DatGuy is looking into it. Both bots use (more or less) the same code and remove the ((tl|non-free reduce)) banner if the reduction is less than 5%. No idea who set 5% up as the permitted allowance - must have been back when the guideline was set in 2011, and I was not active in that area at that time. If any image is badly changed, then do ask me to check, we can either add {{non-free no reduce}} or maybe a small crop of unneeded space (I've done a few of those for the better). Ronhjones  (Talk) 15:44, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
That does not explain what I am seeing, which is an image being reduced by a trivial amount (3%, not 5%), as it had already been reduced by a bot. It surely does not need reducing twice, the main effect of it is worse compression artefacts. Is there no central guideline on image size both bots should be following, making repeated reductions unnecessary?--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 15:52, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
File:Blueberry Girl Cover.jpg was reduced by ~5.47%. — JJMC89(T·C) 17:54, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
Ah, so by pixels not by linear dimension (which is what is normally used here to measure images). Still, 3% or 5%, it had already been reduced by a bot once. Was the size requirement changed so all images now have to be resized to a new smaller size? If not the bot could surely check if the image had already been reduced, from its history, so not redo the same task.--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 19:13, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
WP:IMAGERES is based on pixels. The bot reduces when the image is tagged with {{non-free reduce}}. The tagging editor should check the file history. — JJMC89(T·C) 19:42, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Interesting contrast between the above and the discussion when guidance on image size was first added to WP:NFC. ("my suggestion is to advise that aiming for images no larger than 0.1 MP is not going to trip anyone's red flag as to what is "low resolution". That's not to say a 0.2 MP is improper, or the like, but when you start getting up much higher than, you'd better have good reason.") The 0.1 Mpx figure was originally added with the intention that it was only to be a very very rough guide. The proper approach on this is now also being discussed in a current thread at WT:NFC. Jheald (talk) 12:39, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:AFL-CIO.png[edit]

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Thanks for uploading File:AFL-CIO.png. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in section F5 of the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Storybox703 (talk) 17:56, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

File:Eighth_Doctor_(Doctor_Who).jpg[edit]

I have tagged File:Eighth_Doctor_(Doctor_Who).jpg as being an orphaned non-free file. In order for the image to be kept at Wikipedia, it must be included in at least one article. Otherwise, it will be deleted in seven days. — fourthords | =Λ= | 21:29, 2 September 2018 (UTC)