Page MenuHomePhabricator

Deletion of images at es.wikibooks
Closed, ResolvedPublic

Description

Per this vote in 2009 http://es.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikilibros:Votaciones/2009/Pol%C3%ADtica_de_im%C3%A1genes we decided to disalow local uploads on eswikibooks and to start the cleanup process of those locally-hosted images. Most of them w/o any kind of source, licence and/or permission; putting the project under legal risk. See local policy http://es.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikilibros:Propuesta_de_pol%C3%ADtica_de_im%C3%A1genes. The disalow was requested in bug 18865.

Since 2009 I've been reviewing and deleting hundreds of images, but I am the only one administrator doing so. After two years more than 1,200 images still needs deletion and I'm unable to afford this massive deletion w/o any kind of help. I've been using my sysop-flagged bot http://es.wikibooks.org/w/index.php?title=Especial:Registro&user=Dfergbot to help me on the deletion process however I need to tag the images first and then using the delete.py script which is a complete waste of time.

I'm asking here if you could run for us a maintenance script or something to delete absolutelly all local images (bot-flagged if possible). I'm the only one currently doing this task and I never finish. Most of those files, as I've said above, are or copyright violations or unsourced/unlicensed files. Neither one or another are allowed on Wikimedia-Commons.

If you have any question or request, feel free to ask.

Best regards.


Version: unspecified
Severity: normal

Details

Reference
bz30867

Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.Nov 21 2014, 11:54 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz30867.
bzimport added a subscriber: Unknown Object (MLST).
Reedy added a comment.Sep 14 2011, 8:20 PM

I can't see an easy way of doing them as bots (I will try and confirm this), but I can do them as a batch deletion.

What is your onwiki user account? So I can attribute all the deletions to your account (or your bots if you can confirm that is what you want).

Reedy added a comment.Sep 14 2011, 8:21 PM

Yup, it's not possible due to bug 16816

Reedy added a comment.Sep 14 2011, 8:22 PM

Yup, it's not possible due to bug 16816

(In reply to comment #1)

I can't see an easy way of doing them as bots (I will try and confirm this),
but I can do them as a batch deletion.
What is your onwiki user account? So I can attribute all the deletions to your
account (or your bots if you can confirm that is what you want).

Thanks for your reply. Batch deletion may work. I can give you the accountname of my bot if you want.

(In reply to comment #2)

Yup, it's not possible due to bug 16816

So, even if the account is flagged as bot their edits will show in Special:RecentChanges? - That's bad... How MediaWiki default worked, then? Clogging recentchanges with ~1500 deletions is not good but if we have no other options then so be it.

Thanks for your help.

Reedy added a comment.Sep 15 2011, 4:46 PM

Unless it's done implicitly in MW when done by an account with the bot flag. There is no way to mark it as a bot delete (unlike with edits etc)...

Reedy added a comment.Sep 15 2011, 5:01 PM

Yeah, making the deletes as a bot, it'll be filterable under recent changes

They could also be deleted by a real bot.

I'm seeing free images there, so deleting everything at once may be too drastic. Maybe a toolserver page to categorise as Good/Bad/Don't know could help?

Reedy added a comment.Sep 19 2011, 6:37 PM

Marco, can you confirm that you want me to continue with the deletions? Or hold fire per Platonides?

(In reply to comment #9)

Marco, can you confirm that you want me to continue with the deletions? Or hold
fire per Platonides?

If you could continue that'd be good. Actually checking images tagged as free or in public domain I see Windows "properties" and the like. Many people wrongly tagged as PD things that he found in the internet while they're not in public domain/GFDL and it's a problem for us to continue hosting that material. Wrong copyright tags or no tags at all.

Bot account is "Dfergbot", so you can attribute the deletions. They got bot-flagged, right?

Best.
MA

I didn't mean images wrongly tagged, but files like File:Pantallazo-Nuevo_-_Gambas_2-1.png which are free software.

Seems it has been already done.
Now, hundreds of articles with missing images need to be reviewed. I think it would have been easier *viewing* the image to be replaced, but I'm too busy with WLM right now to fight that war.

MarcoAurelio edited projects, added Spanish-Sites; removed Shell.
MarcoAurelio removed a subscriber: wikibugs-l-list.
Restricted Application added a project: User-MarcoAurelio. · View Herald TranscriptAug 21 2017, 1:12 PM