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Template:Autotranslate instead of No-permission notice[edit]

Has anybody an idea why my no-permission-tagging (using the regular Toolbox link) of File:Warszawa-kronos-ambassador-jpg-lq IMG 7779.jpg resulted in a meaningless "Template:Autotranslate" note on the uploader's talkpage[1]? It's not a single proble, as his talkpage is full of such useless notifications from several colleagues. --Túrelio (talk) 17:02, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Too many templates on his talkpage, see hidden cat added to page. --Denniss (talk) 17:24, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
Wow. Diddn't know we have such an elaborate mechanism. Thanks for adding an archive. --Túrelio (talk) 17:29, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
BTW this user should get a big warning, at the very least. Yann (talk) 22:06, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/2014/10/29 nominated for deletion[edit]

It appears that this page was nominated for deletion by mistake as a copy of a category. Someone should consider seeing if this DR is appropriate. DLindsley (talk) 23:04, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

DR deleted, cleaned up and cats merged --Denniss (talk) 00:37, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Some Interwiki links only working sometimes[edit]

Related follow up: I tried to use the new search engine to do a literal search for pages with "[[en:" on them, to no avail. I think this should have worked, but didn't. Ditto.--Elvey (talk) 22:28, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Please delete[edit]

Special:Contributions/Riyarathore uploads, if I remember right, same pictures has been deleted before, plenty of posters and fairuse and magazine pages--Motopark (talk) 08:02, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done by Denniss earlier. Green Giant (talk) 16:53, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Old American Cherry Bombs Cherry-bombs.png and File:2.5 Inch Titanium Salute Shell (Aerial Device).jpg - remove previous revisions?[edit]

For the following two files, cropped versions have been uploaded to avoid any copyright issues with packaging depicted in the images. Would it please be possible to consider hiding the previous revisions?

--Gazebo (talk) 10:06, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:18, 29 October 2014 (UTC)


Redirect to Category:Nature of Iran and delete.--Allforrous 12:38, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done - recategorised but category never existed. However I am concerned about the permission for these images, because the source does not appear to have a license, so I have tagged them. Green Giant (talk) 16:48, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Editnotice request[edit]

I would be grateful if Template:Map tag campaign editnotice could be placed at Template:Editnotices/Group/Commons:British Library/Mechanical Curator collection (if I've understood the documentation pages correctly).

-- in readiness for the map tagging campaign which starts tomorrow (sneak preview here).

Thanks! Jheald (talk) 15:13, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done and template semiprotected to prevent vandalism. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:13, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: Is there a reason I'm not seeing this when I edit a page like Commons:British Library/Mechanical Curator collection/Synoptic index/to do/United States ? Is there an issue with subpages ? Did I misunderstand the instructions? Thanks, Jheald (talk) 16:48, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
The setup seems okay. Maybe there is a lag? --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:50, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Created MediaWiki:Editnotice-4-British Library-Mechanical Curator collection. Works now. --Steinsplitter (talk) 21:22, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
I've no idea what that does or why that works, but thank you!! Jheald (talk) 22:35, 30 October 2014 (UTC)


Special:Contributions/Ricardospencer Uploads are probably copyvio as well. No evidence though but just a hunch. Palosirkka (talk) 16:48, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi Palosirkka: I speedied seven obvious copyvios and created Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Ricardospencer for the remainder. Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 17:24, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Kjetil Prestesæter[edit]

Kjetil Prestesæter (talk · contribs). Someone will want to consider checking into this user. I nominated this file uploaded by him for speedy deletion as a copyright violation. He did claim that it was his own work, however, something is definitely up with him. He removed the speedy deletion tag from the file twice and is now accusing me of being an abusive editor. I even placed a note not to remove speedy deletion tags on his talk page and have reverted the removal of the speedy deletion tag both times. He claimed in his most recent message on my talk page that the file is his property, and that I have no rights to censor it. Um, we reserve the right to nominate files for speedy deletion, and do anything else like that with them. I would give this user a big warning when you have the chance. DLindsley (My talk page) 20:27, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

I have reported DLindsley for his abusive edits. His edits have been looked into, and his speedy deletion nomination has been changed by administrator. The image is question will certainly be accepted as soon as competent personell looks into the actual ownership, which of course is mine. Kjetil Prestesæter (talk) 20:33, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
My edits are not "abusive" like you keep claiming. You removed speedy deletion tags, which is not right at all, making me do the reverts that I did. Wikimedia Commons reserves the right to do anything with your files. DLindsley (My talk page) 20:41, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Please keep the discussion on COM:AN/U --Steinsplitter (talk) 20:48, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Okay Steinsplitter. Sorry if any of the discussion is flaming. DLindsley (My talk page) 20:51, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg ResolvedClearly {{PD-textlogo}}. Closed. Yann (talk) 09:50, 31 October 2014 (UTC)


Hi fellow admins,

We have +600 images (621 as of the time you're reading this page) waiting for review. If you can take 5 minutes to review images, that will help reducing backlog. (Note: for * images, go to bottom of the source file, and scroll down, and find BY icon or BY-SA icon on bottom right side. Version is -2.0-KR, per COM:사랑방#티스토리에서 올려진 사진들의 CCL 버전에 대한 의문. When unsure, feel free to ask me.)

— revimsg 08:52, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

I will take care of images from Bollywood Hungama‎. Thanks for reminder. Regards, Yann (talk) 09:42, 31 October 2014 (UTC)
Two Picasa files were cropped, somebody with admin rights can update the "bot didn't find it" tags (1, 2). –Be..anyone (talk) 05:23, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

SEO spammer[edit]

Special:Contributions/BWDNZ, kindly terminate. Thank you! Palosirkka (talk) 15:59, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done --Alan (talk) 16:02, 31 October 2014 (UTC)