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Your admin status[edit]

Hello. I'm a steward. A new policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc.) was adopted by community consensus recently. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on wikis with no inactivity policy.

You meet the inactivity criteria (no edits and no log actions for 2 years) on yiwiktionary, where you are an administrator. Since yiwiktionary does not have its own administrators' rights review process, the global one applies.

If you want to keep your rights, you should inform the community of the wiki about the fact that the stewards have sent you this information about your inactivity. If the community has a discussion about it and then wants you to keep your rights, please contact the stewards at m:Stewards' noticeboard, and link to the discussion of the local community, where they express their wish to continue to maintain the rights, and demonstrate a continued requirement to maintain these rights.

We stewards will evaluate the responses. If there is no response at all after approximately one month, we will proceed to remove your administrative rights. In cases of doubt, we will evaluate the responses and will refer a decision back to the local community for their comment and review. If you have any questions, please contact us on m:Stewards' noticeboard.

Best regards, Rschen7754 04:53, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

I assume this above is an automated/standard message. Delinker needs the admin status to perform delink/replace actions even on protected pages. --Denniss (talk) 11:26, 10 March 2014 (UTC)
@Denniss: even on yi.wiktionary? --Rschen7754 15:48, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Upcoming IdeaLab Events: IEG Proposal Clinics[edit]

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  • Thursday, 13 March 2014, 1600 UTC
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Welcome. I would like to know why they were removed portraits of two saints, popes on the facade of St. Peter's Basilica??

If you can I would appreciate a reply to this discussion page and Polish..KamilQue (talk) 12:21, 18 May 2014 (UTC)


Hi delinker Can you speak turkish —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

The only language that this bot understand and may talk is Python. Jokes away, please see User:CommonsDelinker and contact the bot developers or operators for more information. --Amitie 10g (talk) 03:53, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

What happened with the blocks on two Wikipedias[edit]

Hello community!

I noted than in two wikipedias, CommonsDelinker is still blocked. What happened with them? --Amitie 10g (talk) 03:54, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Re maps on Umayyad conquest of Hispania[edit]

Hi there, I just wanted to bring your attention to your last edit on the wikipedia link above. Both infoboxes seems to add the same map, so it created a duplicate. Could you fix that? Thanks! --Iñaki LLM (talk) 21:11, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Нужна Ваша помощь/Needs Your help[edit]

Добрый день! Почему Вы предлагаете статью "Начальник тишины" к удалению? Почему удалили иллюстрацию к статье? Статья уже больше года в Википедии, никаких нареканий не было. Все ссылки есть: ссылка на журнал автора, на текст книги, на рецензии, на радио-спектакль по мотивам книги… Просьба, пожалуйста, уберите Ваш шаблон к удалению статьи "Начальник тишины". Буду благодарен!

Good afternoon! Why You offer the article a "Начальник тишины" to removing? Why have deleted the illustration to article? The Article already more year in Wikipedia, no censures was not. All references there is: reference to journal of the author, on text of the book, on reviews, on radio-show on motive of the book The Request, please, take away Your pattern to removing the article "Начальник тишины". Shall is thanked! Maisk (talk) 06:31, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Superprotect status[edit]

Dear CommonsDelinker, since you are an administrator on a wiki from which no user participated in this discussion, I'd like to make sure you are aware of some recent events which may alter what the Wikimedia Foundation lets you do on your wiki: Superprotect.

Peteforsyth 09:10, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Gekaufte Artikel Nein Danke.svg restored, needs to be reinstated a few tens of thousand times on de-WP[edit]

After File:Gekaufte Artikel Nein Danke.svg was prematurely deleted, delinker bot removed it from thousands of signatures an de-WP. Now that I restored the file - after Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Smiling Sun was closed as Kept, delinker bot needs to reinstate all those signatures. Can you do that? --h-stt !? 15:02, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

I don't think so, and when there was mistaken mass-deleting (and delinking), some users had to revert the delink globally. — revi 15:17, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Take a look at your en-wiki talk page[edit]

Please have a look at your en-wiki talk page ( I turned it into a real talk page since your message doesn't provide clear direction as to what en-wiki users should do (especially with so many new users encountering this bot). You might notice the one month gap between me removing your talk page message and posting about it here, since that was the delay before I returned and figured out that this must be the talk page for the bot. Please ping me if replying. Oiyarbepsy (talk) 20:52, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Proposal of deletion with replacement[edit]

Hi, I know this bot for many years and I think that his job is fantastic. But I think that there is a problem: when the bot remove the file from an article it don't restores the previous file that the article had. In wikis with a small number of contributors that is a problem because we are loosing lots of images! I wanted to propose that the place to delete a file include an optional parameter to add the name of a image to substitute the deleted file to another similar, when possible. Sorry if it's yet implemented, I don't know all the features of the bot. Bye, --Elisardojm (talk) 02:19, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

This hasn't run since February 25th. @Steinsplitter, @Magnus Manske or someone, restart please. 06:50, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Running on a non-WMF wiki[edit]


our community at (educational medical texts and images) would appreciate CommonsDelinkers help, since we have many images linked from commons. Is it possible to run this tool at our wiki? Thanks. --Wesalius (talk) 08:35, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Anynone? Please? --Wesalius (talk) 06:54, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Delinker doesn't works correct[edit]

(Deutsch): Der Delinker hätte File:Stop sign.svg ersetzen sollen durch File:Canada Stop sign.svg. Er hat aber alles ersetzt was so ähnlich ist [3]. Das Gleiche bei File:Grass.JPG sollte ersetzt werden durch File:Günter Grass, 2004.jpg [4]. -Knochen (talk) 20:02, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

We saw the same problem on Simple English Wikipedia with this change. The name of the file being replaced was also a partial file name for several other files. Perhaps the search string should include the colon that comes before the file name. --Auntof6 (talk) 06:47, 29 May 2015 (UTC)


This was deleted and when I followed the link it said that the editor was not receiving messages. I am in the photo and own the copy. I don't see why I can't place it in Wiki Commons.User Jzsj Jzsj (talk) 20:18, 4 July 2015 (UTC)


This doesn't rly help: [5] --Icy2008 (talk) 01:13, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Request: Implement {{nobots}}[edit]

Please implement {{nobots}} so it can ignores report pages such as commons:User:Ilmari Karonen/Queries/SVG 744x1052px (warning: image heavy). (For those wondering it already ignores *Bot titled pages on commons.) Dispenser (talk) 13:33, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

"Delinking" deleted files is undesireable, IMO[edit]

I don't see the point of removing the references to a deleted file. I think it would be better to simply leave the dead link in the article, thus making it obvious that some other image might be substituted. By "delinking" you're also removing the caption, which may contain valuable information for the reader, even if there's temporarily no image. EEng (talk) 16:49, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

If anyone ever gets around to responding to this, please ping me at en:User talk:EEng. EEng (talk) 19:43, 13 February 2016 (UTC)
It seems your opinion is a minority one; general consensus appears to be "remove ugly red links". FWIW, I am only operating the delinker bot, it has been running a long time before I rewrote it. --Magnus Manske (talk) 09:52, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

Delinker deleting/renaming parts of page names in Commons.[edit]

Many pages in Commons like c:Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Nutella sweet, São Paulo city, Brazil.jpg contains a "File:" part. So when a file is deleted/renamed, CommonsDelinker delete/rename that part too, thinking it is a reference of the affected file. It makes a lot of problems in Commons and difficult to find as these are archived old pages. This is the waste case where this edit transcludes the entire c:Commons:Featured picture candidates to a log page. I hope this bot can be re-programmed to avoid editing if "File:" is part of a "Commons:" namespace. (Related discussion in c:Commons_talk:Featured_picture_candidates) Jee 03:37, 28 September 2016 (UTC)


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Munkhzaya.E (talk) 11:18, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Seasons Greetings[edit]

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CommonsDelinker, een Zalige Kerst en een bruisend 2017 van een immer struikelende...

Lotje (talk) 06:35, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

Морозкин, фотография[edit]

Объясните причину удаления фотографии из статьи Соковнин Виктор Александрович.Сергей Соковнин (talk) 19:22, 2 March 2017 (UTC)

Confidentiality agreement reminder.... again[edit]

I am an OTRS volunteer. On September of 2015 I signed the appropriate confidentiality agreement to retain my OTRS access. Today I was sent a message by this bot stating, "You are receiving this email because you have been identified as an OTRS volunteer and are required to sign the confidentiality agreement under the new policy. If you do not sign the new confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015, you will lose your OTRS access." I was shocked— there is a NEW confidentiality agreement? What the hell? I already signed one of those! Is this now a yearly thing?? But no. My signature was on file. I was all set. The reminder (the URGENT reminder) to sign the agreement was completely unnecessary.

Couldn't this bot only send such reminders to volunteers who actually still need to sign the agreement? And anyway, how many of those are left since 2015 who have not signed it? (considering that their accounts would have been closed more than a year ago for NOT having signed it). Am I going to be sent this same reminder NEXT year as well, and wonder if my signature has been lost somehow or my account is in jeopardy when in fact nothing at all is wrong and the reminder is redundant? Is anyone going to read this message I am writing or am I writing it for a "bot" who has good intentions but no idea what I am saying? Am I calling into the wind? Who do I have to talk to in order to get this changed? I don't think the bot will offer up that kind of info. I don't know id anyone will... KDS4444 (talk) 00:20, 2 June 2017 (UTC)


Thanks for all your hard work with the bot. However, you're changing stuff which comes in automatically from Wikidata! It's like clearing a beach of plastic bottles, rather than ensuring nobody throws them in in the first place! Tomorrow, listeria will put them back in! I suggest you change the ones on Wikidata, and they will be changed automatically. Many thanks, once again! Keep at it! John Jones (talk) 11:19, 19 October 2017 (UTC)


Ich möchte gern wissen warum dieses Bild gelöscht wurde. Was war falsch an der Lizenz? -- Frila (talk) 15:51, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

Claudio Rígoli[edit]

Buenas tardes, quitaron las imágenes que había subido a la plataforma para "Claudio Rígoli", realmente no se como hacerlo en forma correcta y las borraron. Estaría agradecida si ustedes pudieran volver a subirlas correctamente ya que el artículo perdió la estética visual. Gracias Luchii.r (talk) 19:39, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

Update on File:FailFest and Learning Pattern Hackathon - Berlin 2015.pdf[edit]

Hi @CommonsDelinker:, thank you for the work you do updating Wikimedia projects with missing links. I wanted to give you an update on this file you removed from our event documentation. I talked to user:Taivo, and he explained which image was not CC-licensed. I removed the image and I re-uploaded the file. Since it has the same name, embedding the file on our event page was automatic, so what I did was revert your edit, in order to not have to re-write the markup. I hope this makes sense to you! Please let me know if you have any questions, and thanks again for all the great work. María (WMF) (talk) 00:20, 3 March 2018 (UTC)