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Violation of attribution aspect of image licensesEdit

Hello, it would appear that using |link= on some of the images currently used on the page Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost (Special:Permalink/1110950624) violates their license. For example, File:Wikipe-tan donations (colored).png is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license, which requires attribution. —⁠andrybak (talk) 18:13, 18 September 2022 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing that out. I assume we'll need to have an admin do some cv-revdel. ––FormalDude (talk) 11:31, 12 October 2022 (UTC)
Actually I don't think it's a copyright violation since the image is attributed at the file page. ––FormalDude (talk) 21:53, 13 October 2022 (UTC)
@FormalDude: the terms of the license under which some of the images were published were violated, as far as conventions used on Wikipedia are concerned. It is not possible to go from this version of the Signpost front page to page File:Wikipe-tan donations (colored).png by clicking on the image, because wikitext |link=Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2022-08-31/News and notes was used – the link of the image was directed towards that issue's "News and notes". The attribution is on the file page, that's OK. But a reader has to be able to easily navigate to the file page.
As an example, Template:Resolved mark large uses an image Symbol confirmed.svg released to Public Domain, so it doesn't need to link to it—the image isn't a link on Template:Resolved mark large because of wikitext |link=. On the other hand, Template:Great uses image Thumbs-up-icon.svg licensed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license, so the image on the page Template:Great is a link to the page File:Thumbs-up-icon.svg which has the attribution and licensing information. —⁠andrybak (talk) 00:34, 14 October 2022 (UTC)
  • Indeed, attribution for thumbnail images is a rather difficult issue. A couple months ago I experimented with a layout style that would allow attribution overlays -- currently I am working on some template fixes that will allow these to be done in a non-painstaking way for each issue. As for this specific issue, I don't know if we are in moral trouble here: Kasuga has generally leaned toward licensing his Wikipe-tan drawings permissively. As far as I can tell, what he actually said was: Every Wikipe-tan's illustrations by me can be used under the GFDL and CC. --Kasuga~enwiki 08:24, 24 September 2006 (UTC) so it's kind of ambiguous what this means. As for it being a derivative work (the coloring of an originally black-and-white image), I did that myself so I don't particularly give a damn about it and release that component into the public domain. jp×g 00:24, 25 October 2022 (UTC)
JPxG, I'm sorry, I should have made myself more clear. File:Wikipe-tan donations (colored).png is just a single example out of all pictures in Special:Permalink/1110950624. Licenses of the following files were violated:
  1. File:Wikipe-tan donations (colored).png
  2. File:Down the Rabbit Hole (311526846) (cropped).jpg
  3. File:Annie Rauwerda thumbs up (cropped).png
  4. File:Vuilnis bij Essent Milieu (cropped).jpg
  5. File:Fringe 2010 2150 (4876515074) (cropped).jpg
  6. File:Oak blank (cropped).jpg
  7. File:Ian Ramjohn, July 2021 (cropped).jpg
  8. File:Port and lighthouse overnight storm with lightning in Port-la-Nouvelle (cropped).jpg
  9. File:Monobook external link icon.svg
All being licensed under some version of CC-BY. —⁠andrybak (talk) 16:13, 4 November 2022 (UTC)

linterrors in signpostdeliveryEdit

Sent via script (w:en:User:Evad37/SPS) -- Nachricht versandt von Benutzer:JPxG@metawiki durch Verwendung der Liste unter

This messages do produce linterrors not the first time. Please do not deliver messages with such errors to other projects, like de:wikipedia. I do not watn to fix 38 pages with errors every month, pleas stop this and check the syntaxvalidity before delivering. I have fixed some hundreds of such errors. Lómelinde (talk) 05:44, 31 October 2022 (UTC)

@Lómelinde: If you could suggest a change to be made here, it would be helpful. Vielen dank ☆ Bri (talk) 16:13, 31 October 2022 (UTC)
I can show it to you, look into my edits in the morning here from 06:12, 31. Okt. 2022 to 06:33, 31. Okt. 2022 erase the div. There is one </div> too much in the post. It is not the first time. Look at these edits so please check if there are pairs of opening and closing tags. --Lómelinde (talk) 16:26, 31 October 2022 (UTC)
Okay, I think I see the duplicated XML close div in User:Bri/Signpost publication (manual step 11). JPxG how are we doing the mass message now? Are you cutting and pasting something similar? Maybe it's in the output from the publishing script? ☆ Bri (talk) 18:07, 31 October 2022 (UTC)
@Evad37: Do we have a duplicate close div around line 877 in User:Evad37/SPS.js? ☆ Bri (talk) 18:11, 31 October 2022 (UTC)
@Bri: Evad is inactive so I have a forked version of SPS.js in my userspace. I can take a look at it later -- I have been meaning to review and document it anyway. jp×g 18:29, 31 October 2022 (UTC)

Grmpf: de:Spezial:LintErrors/stripped-tag please fix this errors --Lómelinde (talk) 17:44, 28 November 2022 (UTC)

What about fixing →this pages? I do not want to do this all month long. --Lómelinde (talk) 05:31, 2 December 2022 (UTC)

I am looking at this now, and have picked a random page from the list of lint errors (this one): trying to bearbeiten the quelltext (?) and wondering if there are any clues in the Versionsgeschichte. Looks like there is a Versionsunterschied showing the problem -- there is indeed a duplicated div, but I don't know exactly where this is coming from. @Lómelinde: Is this happening exclusively on de.wikipedia, or is it on every wiki with global Signpost delivery? jp×g 02:47, 4 December 2022 (UTC)

Minor text glitchEdit

Currently, Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost has "I can has Kremlin sockfarms?" (for artickle From Russia with WikiLove). A ce would be nice towards the author. DePiep (talk) 16:54, 4 November 2022 (UTC)

It appears to be a deliberate reference to I Can Has Cheezburger?Jonesey95 (talk) 17:14, 4 November 2022 (UTC)
Of course :-) DePiep (talk) 18:28, 4 November 2022 (UTC)

2022-11-28 issue needs a bit more processingEdit


Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/Single/2022-11-28 is currently showing the top banner and a stray noinclude tag above the "Lisa Seitz..." headline, and also above "The relevance of legal certainty". – Jonesey95 (talk) 17:35, 28 November 2022 (UTC)

Also, on that page, in the "Joker's trick" section, the link to the Toaster hoax does not work. – Jonesey95 (talk) 18:13, 28 November 2022 (UTC)
That is an odd glitch that only seems to occur in the single-page edition. We've had problems before with issues that got too long for all the templates/scripts to handle them, I wonder if this is happening again (it's a long issue and this is the last item). ☆ Bri (talk) 18:36, 28 November 2022 (UTC)
@Jonesey95 and Bri: My fault. I didn't know what the date was going to be on the final issue, so I used relative linking using {{#titleparts}}. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.2% of all FPs. Currently celebrating his 600th FP! 22:03, 28 November 2022 (UTC)
Thanks for that fix. I'm still seeing two headlines and noinclude tags, as described above. Never mind, I think I fixed them. – Jonesey95 (talk) 22:06, 28 November 2022 (UTC)
Kept thinking "Well, this is better than it being completely broken, but I must remember to fix this properly after publication." I did not remember to fix it after publication. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8.2% of all FPs. Currently celebrating his 600th FP! 22:10, 28 November 2022 (UTC)

Assistance with bringing back the newsletter for WP:VGEdit

I'm unsure where would be the appropriate place to ask this (there doesn't appear to be a centralized place for the people who create the Signpost), however I would like some assistance with bringing back the newsletter for WikiProject Videogames. I'm a bit unsure as to where I should start with it, however the drafting process appears to be similar to the one used for the signpost so I'd figure I'd ask for assistance from those who regularly help create the signpost. ― Blaze WolfTalkBlaze Wolf#6545 19:42, 30 November 2022 (UTC)

If you're looking for a model, you could take a look at Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Newsletters. We send out a newsletter every couple of months, typically, to a list of people who have signed up for it. If you take a look at the history and "What links here" for a given newsletter, you can see the process behind the creation of each one. One thing that is helpful is to have a somewhat regular boilerplate with updates on statistics about your project, so that you do not have to do a lot of creative work to come up with content for each issue. – Jonesey95 (talk) 21:02, 30 November 2022 (UTC)