Yes, yes, it's been ages since I've updated, because it's honestly quite stressful when there's occasionally those mass-happy-uploads that contained dupes by specific Users who after several warnings and blocks, continued their married ways (not so happy on my part, I assure you.) Since no one else seems to be as put out as I am about this situation, I'm not going to loose sleep over it. Make no mistake, I'll forever be offended by the act, but I grew to accept the fact it's just not worth setting as top priority to work on; after all, any progress I make, literally can be undone in 1 sec and en mass. I'd like to eventually work on it more, but I'm taking a break and focusing on something that won't anger me. lmao.
--Sammm✦✧(talk) 08:52, January 8, 2020 (UTC)
For those who don't know, to me, batch delete is actually a lot more easy; so please excuse me for organizing the to-be-deleted first, instead of outright deleting them on demand =] they will be taken care of, though.
--Sammm✦✧(talk) 05:49, January 8, 2019 (UTC)

Previously included within another blogpost. For dupes that have been fully taken care of, see the below #Popular images and its subsections lol. Will list out how many dupes previously existed and respective file names.

The purpose of still displaying the taken-care-of images, is in the hopes that, by chance, people may browse and find the images they wanted to use already present on HPW, thus not uploading dupes. Yes, chances are slim, I know. lol User blog namespace probably also isn't the best place to bring awareness, but it'll have to do for the time being.

In case anyone is curious, no, sadly I do not have a bot, which is why any action done for the related subject matter will be via this account. Those are the following scripts I'm using:

Also please feel free to chip in at Forum:Treatment for similar images. I suppose if you are reading this blog post and would like to join the hunt for dupes, feel free to share your findings on the forum thread. =D

--Sammm✦✧(talk) 23:05, December 31, 2018 (UTC)


On the off chance someone other than myself actually click into this blogpost, and merlin forbid, read it, and took pity on the whole situation and decided that maybe they wanted to help out, here's a couple of subjects I know to have dupes, and will eventually get to sorting them, but don't mind if you beat me to it, please do!

  • Promotional images: So many dupes. Images of the trio is harder to spot because their total file numbers being way larger, but at the moment, I know Luna, Ginny, Bellatrix, and Umbridge all have a lot of dupes.
  • Wizard of the Month: This is an odd one in the sense that there isn't that many of them to begin with, yet there's still multiple dupes for so many of them.
  • Mary GrandPré's US chapter art: Color and B/W those two versions of the same illustrations aside, both versions seemed to have dupes as well.
    • K, somewhat sorted out. 90 versions to be merged, with User:Arayamrosa's replacing User:Seth Cooper's (COS-GOF) (Yes check Done--Sammm✦✧(talk) 20:38, February 5, 2019 (UTC)) and User:You-Know-Who's (DH) uploads. To preserve all history takes steps, so I guess I'll work on them if I'm in the mood, likely won't finish them in one go.
  • Harry Potter Trading Card Game: A lot of them have dupes, but the bright side is that they usually don't have more than 1 dupe per card.
  • Chocolate Frog Cards: This I'm not so sure, a lot of them could just not have been used instead of dupes being unused, though it's still quite odd.
  • Image filename that starts with [...]px- prefix: This is not always true, but there are a relatively high percentage of images that have that prefix being the lower quality dupe of the file without said prefix.
  • Old Pottermore Moments: I was naive to think the problem wasn't that bad. When browsing a certain User's special list files page, it opened up a can of worms. Very unpleasant. This is also trickier because the old feature sometimes have scenes that had further zoom-in variants, officially. So it's a bit hard to tell whether something is unnecessarily cropped (like MANY of the User's edits, I'm not gonna lie) or if its genuine from the site. Not a priority, because to check I'd also have to cross-reference from other places.

So yeah; and if you don't feel like helping out, this is also announcing that you will eventually be likely to see mass changes for subjects above. =]

As to how to "help", you can either create a list to group your dupe findings, or post them on my talk page. I don't actually expect anyone to lend a hand lol, so don't feel bad if you don't feel like helping. xD --Sammm✦✧(talk) 07:12, January 12, 2019 (UTC)

Dupe script


(above is a script that'd show carbon-copy duplicates to whoever installed the script; likelihood nothing will show up unless there really are exact dupes here.--Sammm✦✧(talk) 23:05, December 31, 2018 (UTC))

Holy @#%#@Q. I was wrong. There are QUITE A LOT of those kinds. Will have to sort through them gradually. The below is the copy & paste of the list of result for people who can't see. Prior to the batch edit, there were 35,431 files in total on HPW, and currently there're 37,311, and that's with new files simultaneously uploading as well. (FYI, it at some point went down to 35,0XX; unfortunately people started to mass-upload dupes that are still being taken care of. Yes, there are also actual new images, but they alone wouldn't have made the cleanup looking making so little difference.) Hopefully the decrease in file numbles will still be visible by the year ends, and people won't be uploading new pics faster than I delete the duplicates to see the number change lol. That, will be real amazing. =P --Sammm✦✧(talk) 23:12, December 31, 2018 (UTC)

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Notorious case for the time being

  • The-trio-Harry-Potter-and-the-chamber-of-secrets-potterhead-29266030-365-4000 (file:The-trio-Harry-Potter-and-the-chamber-of-secrets-potterhead-29266030-365-4000.jpg) (JUST NO, this PISSES ME OFF SO BAD.)
    • The-trio-Harry-Potter-and-the-chamber-of-secrets-potterhead-29266030-365-400 (file:The-trio-Harry-Potter-and-the-chamber-of-secrets-potterhead-29266030-365-400.jpg)
      • (appearing on a few pages)
      • I am going to take my time to fly off the handle on this one. Do you even see the filename? If you want to "simplify" two people that are so obviously different into a unit for whatever reason, kindly take your time to search for other images that won't have you cropping out the 3rd person in the TRIO. One of the usage of this redundant crop was in Severus Snape's relationship section, which is just not applicable to me. Ron's opinion of and attitude towards Severus are monumentally different from Hermione's, and interaction-wise, unfortunately, I don't think he stood out significantly to receive as many of those as opposed to Hermione's case. Yes, obviously I'm overreacting, but when there are 37,311 files on this wiki, I'm just like why the EFF do you do this kind of thing? Any abominable treatment such as this one, I guarantee you, if I still have the User Right, when found, they will be gone.
      • And oh, if someone is going to quote the above to make an argument about "how I'm not mature enough," think again. I'm allowed to express my opinion on the matter, I don't understand why people actually spend time on uploading lower quality duplicates. Judge me all you want, I'm afraid I won't have time to think about your judgement if there're issues more like this one. This last part sounds unnecessary spiteful, I'm aware. I can keep it to myself, or I can just be honest, if you want to spend your time attacking something, think about attacking fixing an article or whatever. I'm not in the mood to be attacked. I don't believe anyone would be.
      • On the matter of attack, you may ask if I'm attacking the User who uploaded this cropped dupe. I am not. I'm raging about the action of the said User. I don't know this User personally and I have nothing against them as a person. --Sammm✦✧(talk) 01:58, January 30, 2019 (UTC)

Current dupes

I'll be listing what they are duplicated from, with the actual duplicates, and what pages the duplicates can still be found on, which are usually User pages, and it'd be rude for a regular User like myself to go in and edit. I understand by adding them here, this blog would be listed as where they appeared on; however, this is the only way I can think of to put them side-by-side to show they really are duplicates and hopefully can be deleted in the near future.

As of the timestamp of my signature at the end of this paragraph, there are 30 images with duplicates (40 duplicates in total) listed, hopefully by next year, at least a quarter of them would be gone, if all of them is too much to ask for. --Sammm✦✧(talk) 03:51, September 26, 2018 (UTC)

P.S.: 19 out of the 40 dupes don't appear elsewhere except for this blog, so no extra "swapping" action needed to be done, just waiting for deletion. =D --Sammm✦✧(talk) 18:00, September 30, 2018 (UTC)
2 more. --Sammm✦✧(talk) 22:38, October 10, 2018 (UTC)
15 more. --Sammm✦✧(talk) 17:17, October 25, 2018 (UTC)
  • Best quality file (or the first to be uploaded should quality be the same) (NOT to be deleted)
    • Duplicate(s) (To be deleted)
      • Duplicate(s)' appearance(s)

Temp stuff I just don't have time to document like above

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