On 14/06/06, Essjay <essjaywiki(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Could someone catch me up on exactly where we are with
this? I've been
gone since Saturday (my last post here was the last thing I did) and
there has obviously been great progress while I was away. Could someone
send me a summary of exactly where we are (especially, where and how to
use Magnus' tool)?
This is how I would use them:
"Hmm, I feel like deleting masses of files, I'll go to
Category:Unknown and find a suitable subcategory..."
(best to work with a medium-sized category, < 200 items)
so then I would hook that category name up to bad_old_ones to get a URL like
(just copy and paste the cat name, it will convert the spaces to "%20")
(at some stage we would hook this into the interface)
then this page gives us a lovely overview, so we can see the image
itself, its summary, its usage, and quick links to delete or safe
So the beauty of this, is that you can pick out "easy" cases to
delete, i.e. images that aren't being used. (Unfortunately you still
need to check en.wp by hand, can't wait until that's fixed.) You can
also pick "obvious" copyvios (bandpromo shots, logos, etc) and it's
also reasonably easy to see where the uploader has themselves tagged
the image NLD (by choosing "License unknown" in the license selector
Just give the safe_delete a try, it's pretty straightforward I reckon.
I also wouldn't use it for most of these cases, but if you're
squeamish, go ahead. :)
BTW to Magnus: having a link directly to the en.wp page would be
really handy (we have it as one of our 'extra tabs' now).