User talk:Faulkston

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If the discussion within a section on this page is stretching beyond 2 or 3 responses, then please consider moving further discussion to the talk page of a relevant article. That way editors who may have some information which I don't have access to will be able to contribute even if they don't know to look on my talk page. Thanks! -- Faulkston 21:18, 31 May 2008 (PDT)

File moving

Hi, I believe this has been asked before, but: is there a smooth way to have files moved rather than deleted and reuploaded? The deletion destroys the contributor and date information and it seems to be detrimental to the integrity of the Wiki. In other words: what do you think are my chances for an RfA? Chupchup 00:31, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

I will try renaming a file over a duplicate uploaded file, the latter file having the desired correct name. Should that preserve the contributor and date information, it will be better than deleting the original and also reduce the number of steps needed. -- Faulkston 20:57, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes, it is possible for an administrator to move a file to a destination name which already exists. The destination will be deleted by the wiki software to allow the move to take place, and the original file history is preserved. -- Faulkston 21:11, 5 March 2021 (UTC)
That has nothing at all to do with the questions I asked above. I was inquiring about the (very common) case, of whose latest instance is Mccoo. Once I noticed that Mccoo had created all his files with the wrong caps, such as File:Pirates-McCoo.jpg, I renamed his main pirate article and re-uploaded his pirate portrait to File:Pirates-Mccoo.jpg. Once I was done, you came in to clean up, deleting the offending file. This had the effect of effacing his contribution to the Wiki and creating a false narrative, a narrative which claims I originally uploaded the file, which is a lie and we both know it. What I don't see is why we need to go through this rigmarole every time. I would frankly rather leave it all for an administrator to handle instead; unfortunately I am not aware of a template such as {{d}} (Usage) which could alert an admin to a request for renaming of such a file. It could be done manually, via talk page, but these files are known to languish for months, even years around here. And it would appear that your list of administrators abruptly got really, really short. Chupchup 05:37, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
{{misnamed image}} (Usage) is probably the template desired here. Also, I'm not sure why image moving is admin only here, another wiki I contribute to allows normal users to move images. --Thunderbird 06:58, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
Sorry for misunderstanding the question. -- Faulkston 22:16, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
There is a "move files" userright and a "filemover" user group on up-to-date MediaWiki installations. These do what they say: they enable ordinary users, or at least ones in that group, to move files as well as rename articles. The YPPedia does not have this capability, and it will not be updated, as far as I have been informed. Dunno where the last conversation went. Chupchup 04:38, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
And Faulkston, you are forgiven, of course! I should be thanking you for the thorough answer and the testing of the use case according to your understanding of it. That much is helpful to us, right? Chupchup 04:39, 7 March 2021 (UTC)
It is a helpful use case. However it is just a workaround if there's not going to be a MediaWiki upgrade to the YPPedia which would allow users and not only admins to move files. -- Faulkston 20:13, 7 March 2021 (UTC)

For your attention

Official Talk:Account security#Dead link Chupchup 13:52, 10 June 2021 (UTC)

Thank you for bringing up this item. -- Faulkston 02:37, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

Image Tag for Pet Screenshots (non-inventory)

What is the proper image tag for in-game pet screenshots (not inventory screenshots)? Both {character image} and {ooo image} seem to be in-use right now with several recent edits moving them back and forth. -Hansbrough 17 April 2022

The usage notes for the {character image} tag state it is for screenshots of pirates, despite the tag name and tag template text using the more general word character. Pets could be considered characters but pets wouldn't be considered as player pirates.
The {ooo image} tag applied to screenshots of pets (without pirates) in the game world, does put these images into the same category of all other screenshots. It's unlikely to be worthwhile to create a separate tag which applies to screenshots of just pets in the game world. So, the {ooo image} is a better fit for screenshots of pets in the game world than the {character tag}, based on the usage notes rather than the template text. -- Faulkston (talk) 05:33, 3 May 2022 (UTC)