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For more information see commons:User:Duesentrieb/CommonsTicker. user:Bawolff is the one who's trying to se this up. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 04:55, 8 June 2006 (UTC)

Great work, Bawolff!--Eloquence 17:25, 19 June 2006 (UTC)
Thank you. Although I really didn't do much. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 17:34, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

CommonsTicker: new version to fix some problems[edit]

e replication lag we currently see on the toolserver (it's more than a day behind). While I hope this will not happen again in the future, I have been working on improving CommonsTicker so it handles out-of-sync entries gracefully.

I plan to activate a new version of CommonsTicker tonight or tomorrow - so look out for any new problems. Here are the most relevant changes:

  • fix handling of out-of-sync records (see above); added "latecomer" parameter to TickerEntry template (may be ignored)

id=377144 like this]. ikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User%3ADuesentrieb%2FCommonsTicker&diff=377180&oldid=377144 here] for an example that strikes out the entry if status is set to "done".

For the future, I'm planning to let CommonsTicker post warnings to the talk page of articles that use an image das is (about to be) deleted. I'll post another announcement when that feature is ready.

This message was posted automatically by the CommonsTicker bot. For feedback and discussion, please go to meta:User talk:Duesentrieb/CommonsTicker -- CommonsTicker 14:14, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

CommonsTicker: new version to fix some problems[edit]

Hello - sorry, the privious message was a bit broken. Below is a full repost. Sorry again -- CommonsTicker 14:48, 20 June 2006 (UTC)


Hi - you may have noticed some problems with CommonsTicker lately - namely, some entries about deletions went missing, and some entries arrived several days late (messing up the date headings for ticker pages using append mode). This is caused by the massive replication lag we currently see on the toolserver (it's more than a day behind). While I hope this will not happen again in the future, I have been working on improving CommonsTicker so it handles out-of-sync entries gracefully.

I plan to activate a new version of CommonsTicker tonight or tomorrow - so look out for any new problems. Here are the most relevant changes:

  • fix handling of out-of-sync records (see above); added "latecomer" parameter to TickerEntry template (may be ignored)
  • deleted images can be restored now. To reflect this, I have added a "restored" action to CommonsTicker. To use it, you need to change your templates and/or CSS like this.
  • for pages in append-mode, there an empty "status" parameter is now handed to the TickerEntry template - this parameter can be set manually to trigger some type of marking or highliting, depending on how you set up your template and CSS. See here for an example that strikes out the entry if status is set to "done".

For the future, I'm planning to let CommonsTicker post warnings to the talk page of articles that use an image das is (about to be) deleted. I'll post another announcement when that feature is ready.

This message was posted automatically by the CommonsTicker bot. For feedback and discussion, please go to meta:User talk:Duesentrieb/CommonsTicker -- CommonsTicker 14:48, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

What to do when an image has been del[edit]

What to do when an image has been deleted because it didn't have a source, and we have no way of finding that source, or getting a replacement image, etc. What do we do? do we delete the image off whatever article its on, do we leave it in its blank box for historical reasons? Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 21:27, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

Of the images that have alternatives that are similiar, I've been replacing thoose images. Bawolff ☺☻Smile.png 02:05, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

30 June "deleted duplicates"[edit]

I just restored those 6 images. Gah :/ Feel free to outright demand the undeletion of anything that is deleted because it's a "duplicate" or "redundant" or "superseded" or "obsolete". --commons:User:pfctdayelise 13:31, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Totally confused[edit]

I have no idea what this is all about (wikinews commons ticker) nor how it came into being. However, right now I am trying to insert this image into a news article like this

but it will not work. Please advise what I am doing wrong. Thank you. Neutralizer 13:54, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

The problem is that the image is hosted at the English Wikipedia. You can only use images that are hosted at either Commons or here, English Wikinews. Not that it has anything to do with this. :) --commons:User:pfctdayelise 09:58, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

CommonsTicker: new version, new features[edit]

Hello. A new version of CommonsTicker will be rolled out soon (probably tomorrow). Please have an eye on what the bot is doing, and report any problems to m:User_talk:Duesentrieb/CommonsTicker. Some of the changes are:

  • the ticker can now post warnings to the talk page of articles that are using "endangered" images. This is not enabled per default, and you can select for which namespaces it is done. If you want this feature, please request it at m:User:Duesentrieb/CommonsTicker#Change_Requests.
  • in append mode, there are now three empty template parameters: status, editor, and notic. The ticker does not use them itself, but you can use them in the TickerEntry template, for example to strike through entries that have been fixed. en:wikinews has already been using this for a while now.
  • if the ticker fails to post an update, a warning is posted to your and the ticker's talk page. In append mode, the ticker will also re-try to post the update on the next pass. Until now, failed updates where simply ignored.
  • edit summaries become a bit more informative.

I hope these changes will help to make CommonsTicker more used and more useful.

On a related note: you may have noticed that on long pages, entries near the bottom of the page are sometimes not expanded but rendered just as {{TickerEntry}} or similar. This is due to a new limit to template expansion - see bugzilla:7005. To avoid it, try to keep the page short and/or try to simplify the TickerEntry template.


This message was posted automatically by the CommonsTicker bot. For feedback and discussion, please go to meta:User talk:Duesentrieb/CommonsTicker -- CommonsTicker 23:17, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

CommonsTicker: Ticker Trouble[edit]

Hello

As you may have noticed, there have been some problems with CommonsTicker lately:

  • first, the toolserver was down. After it was back up, we had to wait for fresh database dumps.
  • also, many updates where failing because ticker pages where growing too large. Updates that went through half-way somtimes also caused entries to be posted multiple times, making the problem worse.
  • when I tried to improve performance, I introduced a bug that caused the ticker to post trash sometimes. I disabled the ticker again when I was told about it, and I have fixed all effected pages yesterday (I hope I didn't miss any).

To sort this out completely, I have to rewrite parts of CommonsTicker. For now, I will enable the ticker again for most wikis, but not for the ones that where having most trouble - namely de-wikipedia, en-wikinews, eo-wikipedia, es-wikipedia, fr-wikipedia, ja-wikipedia, ru-wikipedia, simple-wikipedia and zh-wikipedia. I'll have to investigate those more closely.

So please keep an eye on CommonsTicker in the next days - if there is any more trouble, please tell me, preferrably on meta:User_talk:Duesentrieb/CommonsTicker.

Regards -- meta:User:Duesentrieb 13:34, 5 January 2007 (UTC)


This message was posted automatically by the CommonsTicker bot. For feedback and discussion, please go to meta:User talk:Duesentrieb/CommonsTicker -- CommonsTicker 13:34, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Page size[edit]

The project page needs to be archived I think (490KB???).--Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 15:02, 5 January 2007 (UTC) yes. Sorry, I've been neglecting this to much. Actually I don't really think we have to archive it. Just delete whats been done (If people really care, which I doubt, they can look at the history). Bawolff 05:25, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

This page needs a how-to section[edit]

The Ticker page needs some clear instructions as to how someone should report problematic Commons items - what template should be used (if any), what content should go in it, where should it be placed on the ticker page? DL+1613 03:32, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

The automatically does most of it. If you have something not included in the bots reports, you can use the other issues section at the bottom. Is there a specific thing this is about? Bawolff 03:43, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
Was wanting to report Image:Film.jpg - vandal replaced the original film reel image with a joke image (possibly copyvio). The image is used in a few WN articles such as "Sunshine", "Queen" in the spotlight as 79th Annual Academy Award nominations announced. DL+1613 03:55, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
I fixed it. (There is a revert button on commons). However its going to be deleted soon (but its license seems wrong to me) (which is concerning). Bawolff 06:03, 7 June 2007 (UTC)