Wikipedia talk:Moving files to the Commons

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Renaming files[edit]

I just read the introduction, but it doesnt say anything about naming. Should a file be renamed, e.g. I moved file:WinchesterBottle2.JPG. Is it preferred to rename it to e.g. Winchester bottle.jpg - or doest it really matter? Christian75 (talk) 18:17, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

IMO commons:Commons:File renaming should generally be followed also for moving files from Wikipedia to Commons. --Leyo 20:46, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

File → Commons[edit]

Hi! As far as I'm not very sure how it works, I prefer asking here before moving files. I've found a file flagged by a bot, unfortunatelly retired nowadays, that should be moved to Commons. If any kind soul can answer I'd be glad to be pinged (@) in order to receive the notification, for I'm not very active in this Wikipedia. Thanks in advance. --Judesba (talk) 22:41, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

assistant can't find file[edit]

The file eo:Dosiero:Brajla alfabeto.gif "doesn't exist" at eo.WP, according to Move-to-commons assistant. Can s.o. move it over? — kwami (talk) 10:27, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

The New Commons Upload tool is defective[edit]

There are two images I'm trying to upload to the commons, and the moment I post the link, the new upload tool claims it doesn't exist. In a previous attempt to upload it, the tool ask for my TUSC code right away, and I wasn't able to get it. The new tool for uploading images from Wikipedia to Wikimedia Commons stinks to high heaven! -------User:DanTD (talk) 19:05, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

CommonsHelper: ERROR: Warning[edit]

CommonsHelper now gives me the message "ERROR: Warning" when I attempt to move files to Commons, even if I have "Ignore warnings" checked. Hyacinth (talk) 02:38, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Vector versions[edit]

I can't find any guidance about moving files to Commons where a file is tagged with {{Vector version available}}. It would seem redundant to move such files, given that their use is deprecated. Any ideas?  Philg88 talk 16:12, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

A couple of thoughts:
  • Although raster images are indeed inferior in several ways, the Commons mandate extends beyond use in WMF projects, where the servers automagically provide thumbnails and other renderings. Outside content-reusers may prefer the convenience & backward-compatibility of a raster version. So an image of decent size & quality is not necessarily useless to everyone. (Note the vectors-available template qualifies its recommendation with “where superior” or something like that.)
  • I would check out the SVG before assuming it’s an improvement: there are quite a few poor auto-tracings and other sub-optimal drawings (even some files in which the SVG format is just a ‘wrapper’ for a bitmap). In such cases a decent-quality image could be the basis for a better vector version.—Odysseus1479 22:07, 20 June 2014 (UTC)