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Adnan Ali Durrani (talk · contribs)[edit]

User has uploaded a lot of images through the Wikimedia loves Monuments portal, and so far, all of the ones I checked were copyvios. I am starting to suspect all the others are too, can someone confirm/take action. Thanks. -- Deadstar (msg) 10:57, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Nuked and indeffed. --Denniss (talk) 12:08, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. -- Deadstar (msg) 13:28, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Mass removal of Manchester related categories.[edit]

Could a kind admin have a a look at the contribs of SubsonicViper (talk · contribs) who seems to be incorrectly removing Manchester categories from a whole shitload of Manchester related files over the last few days. Given that he appears to be from Salford (who are not the biggest fans of Manchester) there's a possiblity that there's a vandalism element to this. I've left a message on his talk page but I'm not expecting an answer any time soon. It's bedtime here so I'm not running after him reverting all his changes, especially as I don't have the tools to do it quickly. Cheers. --Fred the Oyster (talk) 23:48, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

@Fred the Oyster: Are you aware of COM:OVERCAT?    FDMS  4    23:54, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes I am, and when a main category isn't replaced with an appropriate sub category...? --Fred the Oyster (talk) 23:56, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
I checked only one of this user’s edits, and it was definitely a case of overcategorization being fixed: Removed Category:Manchester from a file already tagged with things like Category:Manchester Cathedral, Category:History of Manchester, Category:Statues in Manchester, and Category:1960 in Manchester. Are this user’s other edits all like this? -- Tuválkin 21:25, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
I have also checked a random number of edits (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), and it seems that SubsonicViper is indeed fixing overcategorization. Fred, could you point to specific examples where you feel categories are being removed without good reason? Green Giant (talk) 22:32, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Multiple uploads of copyright violations[edit]

I've just blocked User:Mateus Televisa on en-wiki due to confirmed socking (note he is also blocked on pt.wiki and es.wiki). He's added a number of image files to articles on en-wiki that are copyright violations in that they are claimed as own work, yet obviously are not. As opposed to listing each of the files for speedy deletion, could a commons admin please review the uploads to determine the appropriate action? Thank you, --Ponyo (talk) 15:56, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done: user warned, all files deleted. Yann (talk) 16:24, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! --Ponyo (talk) 18:02, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Chu86happychu[edit]

Hi, Chu86happychu (talk · contribs) has uploaded lot of files of various size without EXIF data. Several blatant copyvios. Needs further investigation. Please help. Regards, Yann (talk) 07:27, 2 October 2014 (UTC)