Forum:Gallery fire week: a modest proposal (OMG eating babies!)

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According to this, we are the 8th largest collection (by number of files) of images on a public MediaWiki wiki in the world. We have thousands (and more) of unused images and hundreds of duplicates (list generated by spang from downloaded .tar file).

I propose a concerted effort to mass murder unused, duplicate, and unneeded images, which would involve these easy steps:

  1. Several people download the total image database (about 1 gig) as a backup.
  3. Restore any accidental deletions from the backups on a case-by-case basis.
  4. ???
  5. Profit!

Deletion of unused images would ideally take the form of: deleting all unused images. Deletion of the duplicates may be a bit more complex (especially for all the older versions out there). The original upload shouldn't be deleted as it contains the username and date of upload, but where there are more than two copies (top and bottom) of the image, the middle duplicates can be deleted.

Anywho, whatcha think? Gallery Fire Week? Discuss! --Splaka 07:10, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

FOR ~ Ghelæ talkcontribs 07:12, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
So uhh... how much money we talking here? $200? $300? I'll take Social Security numbers... Tompkinssig Smallturtle t o m p k i n s  blah. ﺞوﻦ וףה ՃՄ ண்ஸ ފއހ วอฏม +տ trade websites 07:16, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

I started on the duplicates, but they'll take forever to do manually. A bot that could do this would be a hell of a lot better. Soon as I've got a copy of the archive again, I'll start on those unused images. Maybe then I'll win the huffing log. Spang talk 09:21, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

I'm all for downloading and then deleting every unused image. We have more duplicates, copies of images from WP or other websites, images left over from deleted articles and images from Babel pages that have since moved off en: to other wikis than we can ever find a need to keep. Some common patterns, like duplicates of WP or other-language Uncyc images that aren't in use here, should be easy to spot.

The only reason there's been so much resistance to getting rid of this whole mess is the relative difficulty in undeleting things. Burn the lot of them to a DVD-R or store them on localhost (I could put them up for download locally here if need be), then on the main site... just burn them all. --Carlb 18:00, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Right, I've backed up all the images now. Unused image genocide time! If I delete one I shouldn't have let me know and I'll laugh at you, then maybe upload it again. Spang talk 20:30, 11 June 2006 (UTC)
Oh my god this is long over due. Oh yah, and it was awesome clicking recent changes and seeing the entire thing was made up of people deleting images. Nice work. --Brigadier General Sir Zombiebaron 22:27, 11 June 2006 (UTC)

Added a section (see below) for restoration requests. --Splaka 10:36, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Well, we are still in the 11th place. And we are in the second place by number of views!!! Google can't beat us!!!! BTW, that data hasn't been updated for ages right?--Rataube 11:55, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

Yes, not in 6 hours! (updated 4 times a day). --Splaka 20:24, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
No, I mean, I thought we didn't have views counters anymore. So we do not have counters for each page, but we still total views counter? If this is correct we are the second most visited wiki in the whole internet!!!!--Rataube 21:48, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
ZOMG --Brigadier General Sir Zombiebaron 21:13, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Interesting note: This week, wikimedia enabled image undeletion. Tangent: Should we move this page to Uncyclopedia:Pages for Undeletion/images yet? --Splaka 00:42, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Now that the damage has been done, time to start that UNcleanup ^_^



  • Please give a {{notorphan}} tag[1] if possible.
  • Be sure to only link to the image by putting a colon before the word "Image"[2]
  • If the image was only placed on a meagre appreciation page[3], its re-upload will not be performed.


  • If given, please apply the tag (and {{Reuploaded}} of course). Any blue image links have probably been restored (dur).

  1. The notorphan template is most effective when providing a link to where the image is being used
  2. Example: [[:Image:Wiki.png]]
  3. Mostly these are user sub-pages. A user's personal gallery is acceptable, however.

Restoration Area

Requests for image restoration

Image:flashingbanner.gif (older version)

{{notorphan|Template:Ad}} --User:Nintendorulez 15:40, 19 July 2006 (UTC)







Used for Babel:96 as a skin, should be tagged with {{notorphan|MediaWiki:Skin/Babel:96.css}}



from Babel:APPL

All with {{notorphan|Babel:APPL}}. Sorry isra!

Image:APPL1a.gif Image:APPL2a.gif Image:APPL4a.gif Image:APPL6a.gif Image:APPL2b.GIF Image:APPL4b.gif Image:APPL5b.gif Image:APPL6b.gif Image:Panel2.jpg Image:Panel3.jpg Image:Homeiconus.gif Image:Selector.gif

Restored, still need {{notorphan}} --Carlb 23:48, 13 June 2006 (UTC)
Tagged. Also made {{reuploaded}} with a link to the image's upload log. Edit as needed. --Splaka 01:43, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Image:APPL3a.gif Image:APPL3b.gif Image:APPL7a.gif Image:APPL7b.gif Image:Panel4.jpg are also missing, additionally, APPL is looking for Image:APPL2b.gif (lowercase gif) instead of Image:APPL2b.GIF so that isn't working either. Tenbaset 10:03, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

There. They're all done... Good to actually re-upload images that weren't deleted by me for a change. ^_^ --⇔ Sir Mon€¥$ignSTFU F@H|CM|+S 12:22, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Image:New am.jpg

was in use and has been deleted. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jax-arrgh (talk • contribs)

Done... But please, at least have the decency to tell us where it is being used and sign your request. Oh, and also follow the correct manner of heading (not [[Image:X.jpg]] but [[:Image:X.jpg]])... Thanks. --⇔ Sir Mon€¥$ignSTFU F@H|CM|+S 17:10, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the restoration.

Sorry for not being more explicit, however, I simply followed examples of the restored image requests which were unsigned, and had no other details. For what it's worth it appears in Third World

As I explained to another admin, I don't know how to read other peoples minds´ and since there are no instructions I did the best I could. (Suggestion, why not specify what you want in the introduction so that other user might also comply?)--JAX-arrgh!!! Prevaricate at me 17:48, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

You're right... I did give you a bit too much beef for what you did... Sorry about that (happy now, Rataube?). Anyways, uhm... I've changed the instructions to what they should be. Check out what I meant. :D --⇔ Sir Mon€¥$ignSTFU F@H|CM|+S 21:19, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
 :D--Rataube 00:47, 15 June 2006 (UTC)


This image (Image:PPsigPPlips.gif) was tied to me signature and since the dump has worked properly. Could it please be restored if its been removed? PrettiestPretty (ie Dame PPsigPPlips.gifGUN PotY WotM 2xPotM 17xVFH VFP Poo PMS •YAP• 14:07, 14 June 2006 (UTC))

Also done. And of you I ask to put your request in the correct section... Almost missed it entirely! --⇔ Sir Mon€¥$ignSTFU F@H|CM|+S 17:10, 14 June 2006 (UTC)
Thank God! You are my hero. I'd offer to have your baby, but bun number 4 is in the oven at the minute. Hugs, Dame PPsigPPlips.gifGUN PotY WotM 2xPotM 17xVFH VFP Poo PMS •YAP• 00:37, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
Four crying out loud!


Used on Magna Carta v 5.0, no need for notorphan.

Why were all these images on the that list?????!!!!??? CarlB!!??? --⇔ Sir Mon€¥$ignSTFU F@H|CM|+S 10:33, 15 June 2006 (UTC)


{{notorphan|Template:UnNews Quick weather picts}} --HPSigHP talk 00:53, 16 June 2006 (UTC)


{{notorphan|Template:UnNews Quick weather picts}} --HPSigHP talk 00:53, 16 June 2006 (UTC)


{{notorphan|Template:UnNews Quick weather picts}} --HPSigHP talk 00:53, 16 June 2006 (UTC)


{{notorphan|Template:UnNews Quick weather picts}} --HPSigHP talk 00:53, 16 June 2006 (UTC)


{{notorphan|Template:UnNews Quick weather picts}} --HPSigHP talk 00:53, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Hopefully, I'm doing this right...if not I suppose someone will send me a this a bug or is this a feature? --HPSigHP talk 00:53, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the restores! I restored some others that are on some other randomizer. Do I need to go back and put notorphan tag on each of those as well? Is this intended as a monthly (or periodic) thing? --HPSigHP talk 20:30, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
If they are used "externally" (by full url) or in a choose/css/etc, then yes. Otherwise, if they become orphans, they could be deleted. Please be sure to include the page it is used thusly on for later verification. --Splaka 00:39, 17 June 2006 (UTC)


Used for UnNews:Ask Hal 9000 article. --Hrodulf 23:40, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

It was a cropped part of [[Image:HALCON2.JPG]] (just the HAL faceplate). If it's too much trouble, I'll just re-upload it myself; thing is, I may want to wait until the gallery fire is over, for obvious reasons. --Hrodulf 03:44, 17 June 2006 (UTC)


Used in Kitten Huffing -- 14:03, 17 June 2006 (UTC)


Used in Goa Tse until MoneySign huffed it..... -- Sir Mhaille Icons-flag-gb (talk to me)

Despite your hideous attempt at following instructions, I've managed to get the image back for you. You're welcome! ^_^ (P.S.: It's in the instructions who's to blame for such deletions) --⇔ Sir Mon€¥$ignSTFU F@H|CM|+S 21:01, 17 June 2006 (UTC)


Image:Gtm car.jpg

Image being used on User:Frinko/Old Favorites.

Image:Gtm grenade.jpg

Used on User:Frinko/Old Favorites.

Image:Gtm prison.jpg

Also used on User:Frinko/Old Favorites.

I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave. Or Frinko... Who-ever you non-signers are... I have had a lengthy discussion with other authoritive figures, and it has been decided that re-uploading will not be done for people who merely wish to rescue orphaned images (which is basicly what that particlar page does)... If you liked the images that much, I'm sure you'll have done what I do when I see SUPER-DOOPER ones, namely save them to a local drive. ^_^
In any case my apologies for any inconvenience, but I hope you understand our point of view. --⇔ Sir Mon€¥$ignSTFU F@H|CM|+S 10:33, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

Requested deletion

Just use: Uncyclopedia:QuickVFD

===Image:Bertguns.jpg vs Image:Sesame.jpg===

These are identical images; one needs to be removed. I submitted Bertguns & don't care if it's removed; it is not an original image - was taken from the EvilBert website. I'm sure this that is why its nomination for highlighting failed (BTW if you keep Bertguns it's probably best to remove the VFP template). In any case whichever image is deleted, I would hope that the admin doing the deleting substitutes the identical image for the one deleted in all of the articles that link to what will then be the deleted image. --Naughtius Maximus Leaf F@H Woof!Za slice MeowMUN 08:55, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

Small Potato

The one is a reduced version of the other. It would be nice if we could get some sort of "robot" to do the "work" of replacing its occurences for us. — thetorpedodogbark!me 18:02, 14 June 2006 (UTC)


It's only used on 1 page: Jesus H. Christ. Mr. Predictable 16:54, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

You'd think the big letters would be readable... Guess that wasn't taking into consideration that blind people can type as well... Anyways, I wasn't planning on replying to these things, but if it's used on a page, WHY WOULD WE DELETE IT????? --⇔ Sir Mon€¥$ignSTFU F@H|CM|+S 17:06, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
Oops, sorry. I put this in the wrong place. Mr. Predictable 16:58, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
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