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User:Richa singh142[edit]

Hi, can someone please stop this user uploading copyrighted images again and again and again and again and again ... -- Ies (talk) 05:55, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done blocked for week by Yann, uploads deleted. Taivo (talk) 09:05, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Cyanistes caeruleus sings - 01.webm is the watermark OK?[edit]

Hi thereǃ

I have a quick question. In the file below, there is a small watermark "" at the bottom right of the video. Is this OK with Wikimedia Common's policy? I would just like to make sure. Thanksǃ The Nature Box (talk) 00:28, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

this move[edit]

User talk:Mina gonzalez see history--Motopark (talk) 01:28, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Is the user trying to rename her account without knowing how to do? --Stefan4 (talk) 01:36, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
Perhaps, please move back--Motopark (talk) 01:38, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
Maybe direct her to m:SRUC. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 04:07, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Please delete[edit]

User:Erikajuana09 user has removed speedy tag many times--Motopark (talk) 04:05, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done Jianhui67 talkcontribs 04:09, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Help needed reverting a file rename[edit]

Hello, As I do not have the necessary permissions myself, I would like to request an administrator to kindly revert the renaming of this file. I do not think the rename meets the necessary criteria at COM:MOVE and the file name has been translated from Spanish to English, something specifically forbidden in the guideline. Thank you.--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 05:54, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

I think the problem is deeper than that. See the logs of the user [1]. I t seems that they don't understand the renaming policy. I'll left them a message to stop renaming and discuss here. Pleclown (talk) 08:10, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes, obviously bad rename. Even ignoring the language change, there is no reason to rename just to remove the Internet Archive 'code' for the source work. Revent (talk) 09:15, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
As per "To change from a meaningless or ambiguous name to a name that describes what the image displays.", I renamed it. I don't understand why this would be a "bad rename". The source is in English and not Spanish.--Zoupan (talk) 12:06, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
Pleas add a reason when moving files (COM:RENAME). Thanks. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:37, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
The name is not meaningless and it is not ambiguous so that rule does not apply. If some part must be removed (I do not think so), then the language must be preserved. The language of the source of the file does not have to be the same as that of the uploaded file, or at least I cannot find such a rule in the guideline. Hence the rename is incorrect and must be undone.--Rowanwindwhistler (talk) 13:10, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
The rename policy specifically says not to rename files just to change the language of the filename. The 'code' at the end was not meaningless, it is the descriptor used for the source book at the Internet Archive. There was no valid reason to rename it. Revent (talk) 14:08, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
I will not oppose reverting the name though I have to disagree with "incorrectness" and "must be undone"; the name describes the subject (in English) and the source (author and publication date). If the uploader insists, have it undone. No hard feelings. Thank you.--Zoupan (talk) 14:50, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
I'm afraid you don't understand the COM:RENAME policy. I've reviewed a few of your renamings, and most of them where at leat borderline. I'd like you to limit yourself to renamings asked by others contributors, and with the policy in mind, at least for a few weeks. We could then assess your understanding of the policy, and the way things should be done. Do you accept this proposal ? Pleclown (talk) 16:42, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Gameboy Original shipped with Tetris.jpg - Unfree revision present[edit]

File:Gameboy Original shipped with Tetris.jpg has an unfree revision present-please consider hiding this revision. (This is assuming that there are no copyright issues with the Tetris cartridge label that is still depicted in the image-it may be that the label is de minimis.) Thanks. --Gazebo (talk) 10:52, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Deleted -FASTILY 02:52, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Image Check[edit]

File:Klein ISD logo.png was uploaded to the commons earlier today, under a claim that the logo is there own work, however I am suspicious of this since the logo is for an independent school district, which leads me to believe that the work is copyrighted and not freely licensed. Can someone look into this please? TomStar81 (Talk) 20:39, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

The design looks very simple. I don't even think it passes the threshold of originality to be copyrighted. {{PD-textlogo}} seems to apply here, probably as a {{Licensed-PD-Art}}. De728631 (talk) 21:01, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

File:Canon 450D.JPG - Unfree revision present[edit]

For File:Canon 450D.JPG, a new revision has been uploaded because copyrighted packaging was previously included in the image. As such, it might be useful to hide the previous (unfree) revision. Thanks. --Gazebo (talk) 11:59, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:00, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

CommonsDelinker is messing with archives[edit]

Please visit Commons:Featured_picture_candidates/File:State_Emergency_Service_of_Ukraine_(MChS)_Mil_Mi-8MTV_picking_up_water_near_Nezhin.jpg/3 and read Be..anyone's comment and my reply. CommonsDelinker is replacing

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And that causes the entirety of Commons:Featured_picture_candidates to be transluded in the archive pages, which in turn causes painful load times for browsers visiting those archive pages. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 23:34, 26 March 2015 (UTC)