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Isle of Man flag[edit]

It is a "disputes with users", therefore moved to COM:AN/U. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:17, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Enrique Urbizu.jpg[edit]

Can any admin review the history of the file and remove the initial version? I cropped it to remove the copyrighted artwork. Many thanks in advance. BR --Discasto talk | contr. | analysis 22:28, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done Natuur12 (talk) 22:46, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

15. Wandkreuz.jpg[edit]

Please delete the first version of this File from the version history so that only the current one is cept. The uploader wasn't able to provide a permission for the first one, but emailed another version and permission via OTRS. Thanks // Martin K. (talk) 12:16, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done --Krd 12:18, 2 March 2015 (UTC)


Hi. I made the documentation page Template:Box/doc for the template. Please add the {{documentation}} on the template's page.--RicHard-59 (talk) 19:51, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done Awesome! Thank you! --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:58, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Media Consult Maier + Partner Logo.png[edit]

Please undelete this image. We received a permission via OTRS: {{PermissionOTRS|id=2015030310011289|Martin Kraft}} // Martin K. (talk) 14:12, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done, please go ahead. --Krd 14:13, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Jet another OTRS-Restore[edit]

Please undelete File:MAN Werk Gustavsburg - Haupteingang.jpg. Thanks! {{PermissionOTRS|id=2015022310006348|Martin Kraft}} // Martin K. (talk) 15:31, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done - please use COM:UDEL the next time. Thank you! :-) --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:33, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: Isn't COM:UDEL just for the undeletions, who need to be discussed?! Btw: Commons Admins are realy fast ;) // Martin K. (talk) 15:45, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
It is for all undeletion requests. Maybe the german translation "Löschprüffung" is not optimal. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:46, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

real 92.3 photo[edit]

Robert L.Hill (talk) 02:11, 4 March 2015 (UTC) I Just want to know why was the pic for REAL 92.3 LA Removed I don't understand that is still there current logo or photo. please let ne know why thank you


Can an admin from San Diego with OTRS access look into this ticket? Jee 02:36, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Allegation of illegal OTRS access[edit]

Dear Administrators,

I would like to make an unambiguous statement after a false allegation by an OTRS volunteer on Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Melissa Wolf (diff) that I have been "attempting to access OTRS wiki illegally" and making a threat to take me to the "Privacy Ombudsman".

I have never attempted to access either the OTRS database or the OTRS-wiki without authorization. I have never attempted to access any Wikimedia database or system illegally or without authorization.

I do not appreciate Wikimedia Commons being misused to defame me with allegations of criminal or illegal actions. I believe this is a violation of the terms of use of the website.

Thank you. -- (talk) 06:30, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Then it's a matter for the WMF, not here. Terms of Use breaches should be reported higher-up, and need to be dealt with centrally. In any case, how does expressing someone may have leaked material even come close to a ToU breach? If you have nothing to hide, you could have just said you hadn't had access to it and left it, rather than blowing it out of proportion. --Mdann52talk to me! 07:02, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, but no. A publicly stated allegation as the above cited one by Jee towards Fæ is a serious matter. Either there is some solid evidence for the allegation, then it needs to go to Ombudsman or WMF legal. Or, if the allegation is unfounded, it is a severe personal attack and inacceptable slander. --Túrelio (talk) 07:37, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Nothing more I have to say. I'm not a native English speaker; not you too. (And I'm surprised to see you didn't see " circling the wagons using the OTRS-wiki" is not a "severe personal attack and unacceptable slander." :( Jee 08:06, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
More unfounded personal allegations. I did read that before and, despite not being a native speaker, I do well understand that "circling the wagons" is a figure of speech, which means criticism, but is alltogether different from an accusation of attempting illegal access.
Besides, does your strange defense mean that my option 2 (allegation is unfounded) is true? If yes, I would recommend an immediate retraction and apology. --Túrelio (talk) 08:12, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Did you read everything? It all stared yesterday and I didn't involve in. I tried my best to stop it; but his reaction was strange. BTW, why are you demanding apology here? This is AN; not AN/U. (EOD from my side as it is better handled by Ombudsman.) Jee 08:25, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
If someone has to apologize is Fae, not anyone else here. He is clearly stalking volunteers handling OTRS tickets because of the campaign started by Russavia against OTRS. Fae is a cunning wolf crying under the moon... Yann (talk) 08:50, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
For those unaware, it was Yann that chose to create the above DR which resulted from perfectly valid questions being raised about an OTRS ticket on OTRS/N. In this scenario, allegations of stalking are way off beam. -- (talk) 10:48, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Oh grow up Fae. You of all people I know on Commons are one of the worst offenders in the "unfounded allegation" department, and if every little grievance was met with a "Mum, Dad, he said a bad word." threat of "Terms of Use" violation (which we all know what Fae implies by that -- globally block this annoyance now) then none of us would still be editing. It is quite clear you are picking on OTRS volunteers, which has the effect of provoking them. When people are provoked they don't always consider their words well and AGF is understandably lost. You don't regain AGF by then trying to take advantage and seeking blocks. You and Túrelio are shamefully gaming the system. Stop it now. -- Colin (talk) 08:55, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Wow, Colin. "gaming the system" for requesting clarity about a serious allegation? Though you despise me since long, that's a new low. --Túrelio (talk) 09:04, 4 March 2015 (UTC)