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See the discussion at VP. Jee 16:15, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Mikecokslong (talk · contribs) Inappropriate Username[edit]

This user has a inappropriate username "Mike's Coks Long". He has only uploaded an image of male genitailia. EoRdE6(Come Talk to Me!) 22:52, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

✓ Blocked, file deleted. Yann (talk) 04:50, 19 December 2014 (UTC)


WondersHOOHA2014 (talk · contribs). Account created for Flickr-washing. Here is one of their uploads, which has been nominated for deletion with a batch of other files. DLindsley Need something? 03:03, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

  • Said above upload just had the wrong license, which I just fixed... Sure he doesn't seem to understand licensing but thats not hard to change them to CC by SA 2.0 Generic... EoRdE6(Come Talk to Me!) 03:40, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
    • Nevermind the originals are done with Non-commercial, which isn't allowed here. The uploader seems to think he has permission, he should email his permission to OTRS then. EoRdE6(Come Talk to Me!)
Yeah. Seemingly he really wants to keep his images here on Commons, but they aren't staying for much longer if he doesn't email OTRS. I've left him a note about OTRS here. DLindsley Need something? 12:52, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
And now, to get us to understand him, he spams this:

I'm the author himself. And it's already clearly stated the copy rights by various ways. Please don't ignore or distort the statements if you are not spiteful to do so. Thank you.

I hereby affirm that the creator and sole owner of the exclusive copyright of my photos :

I agree to publish the above-mentioned content under the free license: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International. I acknowledge that by doing so I grant anyone the right to use the work in a commercial product or otherwise, and to modify it according to their needs, provided that they abide by the terms of the license and any other applicable laws. I am aware that this agreement is not limited to Wikipedia or related sites. I am aware that I always retain copyright of my work, and retain the right to be attributed in accordance with the license chosen. Modifications others make to the work will not be claimed to have been made by me. I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement, and that the content may or may not be kept permanently on a Wikimedia project. Ryota Nakanishi

Copy Right Holder 

December 19, 2014.

Please visit the site:

Please note that I did not write that. He is just spamming it, which is why I am showing it to you administrators wanting to block him.

DLindsley Need something? 13:06, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

UPDATE: He must have re-uploaded some of the deleted files. I've left him a note about that too. DLindsley Need something? 13:10, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
Another update: Right now, he is failing to understand COM:OTRS. Thankfully I reached out to a sysop about this issue. DLindsley Need something? 04:30, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
Third update: He emailed OTRS but the permission has not yet been confirmed. DLindsley Need something? 01:58, 21 December 2014 (UTC)


HomestylePH (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploadsblock user is continually using Commons for self-promotion. I think the user should be blocked. Alan Liefting (talk) 07:06, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Blocked per Username policy. Self-promotional homepage deleted. Ankry (talk) 07:18, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

File:Softpedia Logo.png[edit]

Can an administrator semi-protect this file ? IPs add wrong information. Thanks. Thibaut120094 (talk) 16:07, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:13, 20 December 2014 (UTC)


Henaohoyos (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploadsblock user Reuploading copyvios after warnings. Thibaut120094 (talk) 02:08, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done by Green Giant --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:27, 21 December 2014 (UTC)