Wikinews:Water cooler/assistance/archives/2023/December

File clean up to do list

Hello everyone! I have made a few comments about cleaning up files. But I was thinking perhaps it would be a good idea to make a to do list to have an idea what is missing and perhaps find someone to help with the different tasks. Tasks do not have to be taken in order like 1, 2, 3...

Everyone are more than welcome to help add tasks or help do some of the tasks.

Right now there are 4,745 files according to Special:Statistics. Many of those are okay. The problem is to sort the files in okay and not-okay. However, at some point User:Cromium added files to Category:Files needing attention if they had known problems. Right now there are 1,586 files in the category. But task 1 could be to find out if there are any files that need attention.

Non-free files should be deleted if they are not in use. And so should files with no good source and author unless it is possible to fix and the file is usable. Right now there are 340 files at Special:UnusedFiles. I have marked some for deletion but task 2 could be to go through them all and check.

Files marked with a {{NowCommons}} have been moved to Commons. If they are transferred correctly they could be deleted locally. Right now there are 26 files in Category:Media files on Wikimedia Commons. If all free files are moved to Commons and deleted locally there will be fewer files left to check. Task 3 could be to check and move free files to Commons and task 4 could be to check Category:Media files on Wikimedia Commons and delete the files that can be deleted.

Some files are protected (see User:MGA73/Protected) so there only admins can fix.

On Wikinews:Bots/Requests/MGA73bot I wrote that I could use my bot to add {{Image info}} to all files. But it is most likely not possible to fill out all the information (source, author, date). Someone have to do it manually. But I think it will be easier if the {{Image info}} is allready there. But should we use {{Image info}} to both free files and non-free files or is there or should there be another template to use for non-free files? --MGA73 (talk) 09:38, 26 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]

I noticed some files have both a {{Image info}} and a {{Non-free use rationale}}. I think usually only one template is needed. --MGA73 (talk) 19:14, 28 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Hmm. I think {{image info}} is needed for its parameters "Date" and "Credit", which aren't in {{non-free use rationale}}. Of course, we could theoretically add those parameters to {{non-free use rationale}}. Heavy Water (talk) 04:44, 29 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Cf. how I did this at File:TVN headquarters - Sept 3 2011.jpg. Heavy Water (talk) 06:24, 29 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Looks good. Another alternative is to add the date in the description and add author in source. --MGA73 (talk) 14:24, 29 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Actually if both templates are not used the file will still be in Category:Files with no machine-readable author per File:AF358 traffic cam.jpg as example. So we need both or have to accept that the category will never be empty. --MGA73 (talk) 15:46, 30 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
If anyone would like to check own files click to see who uploaded and look for your name (you can see the file names but sadly the links do not work as they assume this is Wikipedia).. --MGA73 (talk) 15:37, 30 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Heavy Water I made 2 example edits of non-free files: example.png and File:2010 miga.jpg. Does this look helpful? --MGA73 (talk) 16:48, 30 November 2023 (UTC)[reply]

I have now added {{image info}} and/or {{non-free use rationale}} to most of the files in Category:Files needing attention (I can't edit protected files). I have also added {{Image-source}} to files without a formal license template (that makes them end up in Category:Unknown media).

I do not understand how fair use works on Wikinews. For example I would say that usually only 1 file/photo is used to illustrate an article so I would remove and delete all other non-free files. An example is Fifteen medals awarded on London Paralympics fourth night of track and field that has 42 photos (I have not checked but I think most are non-free). So I think it is better experienced editors of Wikinews check the non-free files.

Also there are 67 files in Category:Speedy deletion. If any of those are kept the bot may have to visit them again. --MGA73 (talk) 11:16, 19 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Another example of fair use I do not understand is Photo Essay: Cherry Blossoms Bloom in DC. Uploader is the photographer and there is no breaking news to this story. So I would delete both the article and the photos. --MGA73 (talk) 11:53, 19 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

I have also noticed that templates in Category:Non-free license templates categorize differently. I edited a few of the templates that was not protected like here Special:Diff/4760534. I think they should put the files in Category:Non-commercial and/or Category:No derivatives plus in Category:Non-free media if not added via {{CC}}. Since the 2 first are sub categories of Category:Unfree images the templates should not put the files in the category also. Templates are protected so I can't edit the rest. --MGA73 (talk) 12:49, 19 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

The article has not been published for more than a month

Please publish this article. It has been edited by the qualified reviewers. Виктор Пинчук (talk) 05:49, 9 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Its in review. BigKrow (talk) 22:24, 9 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Ок, but now not... Виктор Пинчук (talk) 12:14, 10 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
I don't know why? BigKrow (talk) 17:09, 10 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
It is again now. Sorry, I've been busy. Heavy Water (talk) 19:26, 10 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for the update, @Heavy Water @Виктор Пинчук BigKrow (talk) 19:31, 10 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
The article is completely ready for publication, the author of the quote (Вишневская Елена Борисовна) is confirmed by an authoritative source. It seems that there is only one qualified reviewer in English Wikinews? It is strange... Виктор Пинчук (talk) 05:58, 13 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry I don't know what is happening with publication? BigKrow (talk) 15:57, 14 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
I know this is a little disappointing, but the good news is that stories with original reporting get some latitude about being published late. :/ —Justin (koavf)TCM 16:00, 14 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for clarification. BigKrow (talk) 16:01, 14 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
The news has not been published for 40 days. This is just an event for the Guinness Book of Records. :-) I don't think this has happened before. Виктор Пинчук (talk) 05:38, 15 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
You should write a Wikinews story about it. —Justin (koavf)TCM 05:40, 15 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
1.5 months... SOS! Виктор Пинчук (talk) 12:18, 19 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

English WikiNews Facebook Page Breached, Multiple Instances of Inappropriate Explicit Content Posted in Stories

The English WikiNews Facebook page has been subjected to a severe breach, resulting in multiple instances of inappropriate explicit content being posted in the "Stories" section.--Kitabc12345 (talk) 01:01, 25 December 2023 (UTC)[reply] Kitabc12345 (talk) 01:02, 25 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, we're aware; cf. Wikinews talk:Social media#Facebook page spam. Heavy Water (talk) 02:44, 25 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]