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User:Zuhaibashraf13 and User:HafizXuhaib[edit]

User:Zuhaibashraf13 is socking account of User:HafizXuhaib who was blocked for a week because of copyvio. Now new copyvio underway under the account of User:Zuhaibashraf13. --Saqib (talk) 14:22, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:27, 18 May 2015 (UTC)


Chinga1996 (talk · contribs) continues to upload only copyright violations after a recent warning was given. Nick (talk) 18:04, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done - 3-day holiday granted and uploads nuked. Thank you for the report. Green Giant (talk) 19:51, 18 May 2015 (UTC)


User:Gogystillhere (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploadsblock user Sock of LTA sockmaster who stalks Wikipedia admin w:User:Antandrus. The user talkpage in his contribs [1] is a harassment/attack page in need of deletion. The username (in his contribs - I don't want to repeat the name here) was suppressed at my request soon after it was created if I remember right. INeverCry 20:09, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Taken care off, and the account is now blocked and locked. Natuur12 (talk) 20:18, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

User:David Neil Johnson[edit]

The user has uploaded File:Wikipedia mobile en.jpg, used to vandalize en:QR code, replacing File:Wikipedia mobile en.svg (link to Wikipedia) with the one he uploaded (spam for a YouTube video). Please block the user (sockpuppet of the ceiling fan vandal) and delete the image. - Mike Rosoft (talk) 05:29, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done I blocked him forever and deleted all his contributions. Taivo (talk) 09:08, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Patricio agostihno de oliveira[edit]

Please block Patricio agostihno de oliveira (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploadsblock user for continuing to upload copyright violations in spite of multiple (final) warnings. Thanks. Gunnex (talk) 07:19, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done All uploads are deleted and I blocked him for a week. Taivo (talk) 09:05, 21 May 2015 (UTC)


Special:Contributions/Alissa_Edwards Jee 05:58, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done --A.Savin 06:05, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. :) Jee 06:06, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Category:Sockpuppets of Messina[edit]

Rudi.R (talk · contribs) --Wrgoiwji (talk) 11:01, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done--Ymblanter (talk) 11:39, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Ivettealexandra copyvio[edit]

This editor has uploaded a number of Images that seem to be Copyright violations. Some of which have been deleted and all of which have been put up for deletion. Some of the Images that were deleted the editor reuploaded with a change to the license. It seems very unlikely that they are the original license holder. Here's one example [2]. I'll it to you folks to determine if action is necessary but it does seem the user will likely upload further copyvios.Serialjoepsycho (talk) 07:59, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

I'll watch the acct for further copyvio uploads. INeverCry 20:32, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
Thank youSerialjoepsycho (talk) 21:17, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes, thank you. Walter Görlitz (talk) 15:42, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Ceiling fan vandal[edit]

And here we go again. Please delete File:Scissor lift.jpg and block User:Scissor lift. - Mike Rosoft (talk) 17:59, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:07, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
New sock User:Scissor elevator blocked and tagged. INeverCry 20:30, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Лобачев Владимир[edit]

Лобачев Владимир (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log). The user received his "last warning" for copivio in December 2011 [3]. Since many files were deleted as copyvios, but he wasn't blocked. I began checking all his files and found that he had uploaded hundreds - maybe, more than one thousand! - files that don't belong to him. See Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Лобачев Владимир (to be continued...). These files includes photos that were taken by other photographers and logos from the web, and OTRS permission needed. Well, he began to add {{PermissionOTRS}} on his own: [4], [5], etc. --Juggler2005 (talk) 23:47, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Разрешение от театра кукол имеется и из OTRS получено письмо подтверждение

При публикации Вашего материала в проектах Фонда Викимедиа, пожалуйста, помещайте на страницу обсуждения статьи или на страницу описания файла строку {|разрешение OTRS|2013041610004738}

Спасибо за Ваш вклад в Википедию!

С уважением,
Линар Халитов

Оба письма могу переслать заинтересованным лицам. Также имеются разрешения от владельцев авторских прав (, и на другие изображения, предложенные к удалению участником Juggler2005. Другие фото мне были присланы фотографами для размещение на ВикиСклдаде. Могу переслать их письма и попросить лично каждого выслать подтверждения на ВмикиСклад. Эти фотографии в таком разрешении нигде не публиковались, что не позволяет говорить о том, что они взяты "из интернета". --Лобачев Владимир (talk) 05:34, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
@EugeneZelenko: Probably better to have a RU-speaking admin. Thanks! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 05:48, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Пожалуйста, попросите все фотографов послать разрешения в Commons:OTRS (пример: Commons:Email templates). Помощи в обработке разрешение можно попросить на Commons:OTRS/Noticeboard. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 13:59, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Прошу комментариев Линара Халитова (он же Rubin16). Действительно ли участник Лобачев Владимир имеет право самостоятельно добавлять шаблон {{PermissionOTRS}}? И как я, не имея доступа к OTRS (и имея основания не доверять участнику), могу убедиться, что он не обманывает? --Juggler2005 (talk) 14:41, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Those files that are marked by OTRS permissions on Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Лобачев Владимир ( and are covered by relevant OTRS tickets. When you need to check whether OTRS template is correct you can write to Commons:OTRS/Noticeboard. rubin16 (talk) 14:51, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Спасибо, Rubin16. Но непонятно. На OTRS написано: "Позднее участник службы проверит, что в письме всё в порядке с разрешением правообладателя, и заменит {{OTRS pending}} на {{PermissionOTRS}}"; "Работники OTRS могут использовать {{PermissionOTRS}}, когда разрешение принято и заархивировано в OTRS системе Викимедиа". - Надо ли это понимать так, что только добровольцы OTRS могут добавлять этот шаблон, а другие участники не могут? --Juggler2005 (talk) 14:57, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Это не всегда так. Мы стараемся по максимуму ставить тикеты сами, но есть такой вариант, что иногда разрешение дается на весь сайт в целом, мы его принимаем, но файлы с сайта еще только будут грузиться, поэтому мы не можем пометить их самостоятельно, и даем человеку тикет, чтобы он проставлял самостоятельно в будущем. Это усложняет проверку, но нужно все-таки соблюдать баланс между удобством проверки и легкостью загрузки на Викисклад: мы не можем заставлять людей писать о каждом новом загруженном файле, чтобы через N дней его пометили. rubin16 (talk) 15:01, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
Теперь всё понятно. Всем удобно (кроме меня). Тогда прошу закрыть эту тему, а заодно две последние темы на Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Лобачев Владимир. --Juggler2005 (talk) 15:13, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

Ian Scarlet[edit]

Please block Ian Scarlet (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploadsblock user again for continuing to upload nothing but copyright violations (non-free album covers) in spite of multiple warnings and two previous blocks (3 days and one month, respectively). Thanks, LX (talk, contribs) 11:53, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:16, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

User:Vivace - Dirceu Arcoverde[edit]

Vivace - Dirceu Arcoverde (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log). Copyvios after block. --Juggler2005 (talk) 16:15, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done, latest uploads deleted, user blocked indefinitely because the previous block appears to have had no effect and the user has yet to make a talk page edit. If they apply for an unblock, I will be willing to discuss a shorter term. Juggler2005 thank you for reporting. Green Giant (talk) 17:40, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

User:AliAkar: continued sockpuppetry[edit]

Sockpuppeteer User:AliAkar was unblocked on "parole" on 31 January,[6] but the following accounts, which have been active here since then, have been shown to be sockpuppets of him in English Wikipedia:

These accounts have also been shown to be sockpuppets of him, though they are inactive here:

--Anders Feder (talk) 14:14, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:16, 25 May 2015 (UTC)


Please block Andrewamaro01 (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploadsblock user for continuing to upload copyright violations in spite of multiple (final) warnings and two previous blocks. Thanks. Gunnex (talk) 21:16, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done INeverCry 21:28, 25 May 2015 (UTC)


Greetings: A user left the following message on my talk page ":And yes, this is me Russavia. [[User:TyphoonE2000|TyphoonE2000]] ([[User talk:TyphoonE2000|<span class="signature-talk">{{int:Talkpagelinktext}}</span>]]) 04:13, 26 May 2015 (UTC)" Thank you. Ellin Beltz (talk) 15:23, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done User blocked globally by m:User:WMFOffice. Nothing to do here. Ankry (talk) 22:43, 26 May 2015 (UTC)


Please block SEMERSONS (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploadsblock user for continuing to upload copyright violations in spite of multiple warnings. Chronus (talk) 22:44, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done 3 day block because of this unacceptable comment. Images are definitely not "own work", but whether they are copyrighted, it needs to be resolved. I suggest creating a DR. Ankry (talk) 23:19, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: SSEmersonSS is likely to be related with him.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 01:22, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
Both blocked indef. @Elcobbola: CU might be a good idea as Gunnex has tagged User:SEMERSONS as a possible sock of User:Irewolde. INeverCry 01:45, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
Likely. All tagged, but I've left Irewolde unblocked as I'm not familiar with the behavioral issues. Эlcobbola talk 15:19, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
Yes, Same edit/upload pattern. Indef. blocked. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:21, 29 May 2015 (UTC)


Persistent copyright violations and mis-attributing files as Own Work both here and on en:, en:User talk:Waqas.pakistan. Bazj (talk) 12:22, 29 May 2015 (UTC)


Sockpuppet of User:Decentnil. en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Decentnil/Archive Bazj (talk) 12:37, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done INeverCry 19:16, 29 May 2015 (UTC)


Please reprotect this filename; it's too generic to be useful. I made such a request four years ago, and it was granted, but Fastily removed the protection two years ago, and (guess what!) someone later uploaded another image under this title. See the page's log. Nyttend (talk) 13:40, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done. Green Giant (talk) 14:52, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Green Giant, could you also hit a couple of others? File:Pavarotti.jpg was likewise unprotected by Fastily, and I can't figure out when/how File:Imagem1.jpg was unprotected; both are listed at COM:SALT as having been protected because they were generic. Pavarotti even got a discussion at Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/Archive 6. Nyttend (talk) 15:13, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
Nyttend, I refuse to hit anything because I am peaceful person :P. I have however deleted and protected the two files. Green Giant (talk) 15:22, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
Then can them, freeze them, whatever :-) Thanks! Nyttend (talk) 15:24, 30 May 2015 (UTC)