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jpg image file[edit]

I have uploaded a picture and was issued a delete notice. The person who took the photo is happy for it to be used. Please advise. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cleohiggins (talk • contribs) 19:46, 21 August 2014‎ (UTC)

Hello Cleohiggins. I assume you are referring to File:Harvey Lisberg.jpg at Wikipedia, which is technically a separate project. Don't worry too much if the image does get deleted because it can always be undeleted at a later date. If you have permission from the photographer then the best course of action is to ask them to send an email to using the format at COM:ET, not forgetting to highlight that the photo is at English Wikipedia. Then you should add {{OTRS pending}} at the top of the file page for the photo as this may result in deletion being delayed a while longer. As soon as an OTRS volunteer confirms the permission they can get the image restored (if it has been deleted) and move it to Commons. However, please note that there is sometimes a backlog so patience is advised. It is more important to us that we get things right than to do things in a hurry. Green Giant (talk) 22:06, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
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How about this pisture, can I keep it in Commons[edit]

File:Esa Hiltunen-183.jpg Drummer was located so that there was big picture behind, can I keep this in Commons or what.--Motopark (talk) 12:23, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

  • I think that's OK (de minimis, given the composition of the photo) but if you want to be cautious you could do a mild Gaussian blur over the background. - Jmabel ! talk 15:35, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I will study to edit this photo.--Motopark (talk) 02:30, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Traducción texto de figuras[edit]

Hola, ¿cómo se sube una figura a la cual solo se le ha cambiado el idioma del texto? ¿Cómo una nueva versión de la figura original? Gracias.--Cristina busch (talk) 14:58, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Do you mean, for example, in File:Osmoseragulation Carangoides bartholomaei bw.png? In a case like this, when the text is a part of the image itself, the new image with a different language should be uploaded as a *different* file, *not* as a new version of the existing file. The reason is that the different images will be used on different Wikipedias. When you changed the image of the file File:Osmoseragulation Carangoides bartholomaei bw.png from German to Spanish, the result is that the readers of the Wikipedia in German now see an image in Spanish. That is not good. It is important that you revert your change on File:Osmoseragulation Carangoides bartholomaei bw.png, to bring it back to the version with the text in German, and upload your image with the text in Spanish under a different file name. -- Asclepias (talk) 15:18, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Hola, Necesitaría que me expliquen como hacerlo.Gracias.--Cristina busch (talk) 20:03, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Hello, For the revert or for the new upload?
  • For the revert of the file Osmoseragulation Carangoides bartholomaei bw.png, in the section «Historial del archivo» ("File history"), click the link «revertir» ("revert") located immediately to the left of the date "06:23, 3 September 2010". That will revert to that version of the image.
  • For the new upload, choose a new name for your translated image (it can be similar to the other file name but it must have at least some difference, for example you could choose Osmoseragulation Carangoides bartholomaei bw es.png or any other file name you want) and upload it as a new file, like you did for your other contributions of new files, for example File:Modelo de la expulsión de ClNa por las células de cloruro de las branquias de peces teleósteos.jpg, etc. But do not forget, in the "source" field of the new file, to add a link to the other file and, in the "author" field, to credit the two authors of the other file.
-- Asclepias (talk) 21:55, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Cristina, ¿entiende lo que escribe Asclepias, o sería mejor traducir? Lo más importante es: (1) Sube la imagen como un imagen nuevo. (2) Indica el fuente (source) con enlace al original. - Jmabel ! talk 23:34, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Entiendo el inglés pero me cuesta escribirlo. Al revertir el archivo Osmoseragulation Carangoides a la última versión en alemán, me avisa que está revertido, pero en el historial veo que se multiplica la versión en español. En la página "Osmorregulación" donde lo había subido, seguía apareciendo en español. ¿dónde está mi error y como lo corrijo? En cambio, no tuve problemas con Osmoregulation Bachforell Disculpen mis errores. Gracias.--Cristina busch (talk) 22:14, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

  • It should be fine (back to German). Probably just caching issues on your end. - Jmabel ! talk 23:32, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Upload product logo and screenshot[edit]

Hi, i want to upload in the proper category this product logo: en:File:Ldoc logo.png and also i want to upload a product screenshot. How can i do this? Can someone validate my work to check if it is compliant with all the wikipedia rules? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Car031 (talk • contribs) 12:47, 26 August 2014‎ (UTC)

Logo need OTRS-permission and screenshot must keep in local wikipedia--Motopark (talk) 13:12, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Judy Blair-1.jpg[edit]

Hi, The author of the photo, Mr Michael Fabre, already sent a mail to on 14/08/2014 16:02 (GMT+01:00)to confirm his authorization to use this photo to illustrate the Wikipedia articles about Judy Blair (2 articles, one in French, one in English). Please see a copy of his mail below :

De : (redacted) <(redacted)> Date :14/08/2014 16:02 (GMT+01:00) A : Cc : Objet : Autorisation d'utilisation d'image pour Wikipedia

Je confirme par la présente être l'auteur et le titulaire unique et exclusif des droits d'auteur attachés à l'œuvre publiée à l'adresse Je donne mon autorisation pour publier cette œuvre sous la licence GFDL. Je comprends qu'en faisant cela je permets à quiconque d'utiliser mon œuvre, y compris dans un but commercial, et de la modifier dans la mesure des exigences imposées par la licence. Je suis conscient de toujours jouir des droits extra-patrimoniaux sur mon œuvre, et garder le droit d'être cité pour celle-ci selon les termes de la licence retenue. Les modifications que d'autres pourront faire ne me seront pas attribuées. Je suis conscient qu'une licence libre concerne seulement les droits patrimoniaux de l'auteur, et je garde la capacité d'agir envers quiconque n'emploierait pas ce travail d'une manière autorisée, ou dans la violation des droits de la personne, des restrictions de marque déposée, etc. Je comprends que je ne peux pas retirer cette licence, et que l'image est susceptible d'être conservée de manière permanente par n'importe quel projet de la fondation Wikimedia. Cahors le 14 août 2014. (redacted)

--Marzuoli (talk) 20:54, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

  • "GFDL" seems an odd choice at this point, but so it goes. I'll make the edits to the file page; please have a look so that you can do this yourself in the future. - Jmabel ! talk

Copyright help regarding File:MOL Group logo.png[edit]

Hi, i have a problem with this logo. There is on the Wiki article "MOL Group" the official website, And on this website is the new logo, but not in picture format, that is embedded version. I made a .png picture from that site and upload this file to the wiki article, but i dont know what license type must to use it. Pls help me how can i modify the file to compliance to the policy. Sorry for the problem.

--EAndy81 (talk) 09:20, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

The solution is to request deletion of the file here and instead upload it to English Wikipedia directly as a fair use image like the older logo but that might need to be deleted. Green Giant (talk) 14:35, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
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How to download a film from Wikipedia?[edit]

I am a teacher in China and would like to download a WWII film from Wikipedia.

The film is

Also what player would you recommend for an *.ogg file?

Thank you in advance for your assistance.


Hello Davidm rose,
  • go to File:Flying Tigers Bite Back.ogg
  • directly below the preview image you should find the line Flying Tigers Bite Back.ogg ‎(Ogg multiplexed audio/video file, Theora/Vorbis, length 4 min 33 s, 320 × 240 pixels, 413 kbps overall)
  • right click on that link and select Save as … (or however your browser calls it)
For playing *.ogg files en:VLC media player, should do the trick. --El Grafo (talk) 19:22, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Memphis,Tn/Mt.Carmel Cemetery[edit]

Seeking 1942 obiturary record of,Bertha Ballinger(Harris)Born Nov 27.1894,died Nov 3 or 8,1942,Memphis,TN.

Thank You — Preceding unsigned comment added by Iiiiiii7777777 (talk • contribs)

  • This page is for people seeking using the Wikimedia Commons site, so I doubt it is where you wanted to ask that question. I'd recommend contacting the public library in Memphis. - Jmabel ! talk 00:10, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Can I contribute using my windows phone?[edit]

I cannot for the life of me understand why Wikimedia is not representing with official apps on Windows Phone. In the absence of these tools is it possible to upload images on to my Nokia Lumia 1020, running 8.1? And if so, step by step instructions would be appreciated. I really get over transferring to my PC. Thank you, Wiki ian 19:16, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

The only thing I can suggest is Commons:Mobile app, but I'm not sure whether mobile uploads are going to be restricted or not. Green Giant (talk) 20:54, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
There aren't any plans to develop the Commons App for Windows Phone. The alternative is to access one of the upload forms from your phone's browser, but as that would probably be more difficult than transferring the files to your PC and uploading them from there, I wouldn't recommend it -–⁠moogsi (talk) 23:32, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
I must say this revelation is quite annoying, considering I've been lead to believe no camera on a Windows phone (or any other phone for that matter) tops my Lumia 1020. Does Wikimedia encourage editors feedback on the lack of Windows Phone support? If so where can I make my voice heard on this matter? Wiki ian 10:08, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
You can try raising the issue at mw:Talk:Wikimedia Apps/Commons. Green Giant (talk) 12:24, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Cropped getty images[edit]

I would like to upload the photo from this web page to the commons. It is a crop of the image found here

As you can tell, the photo is cropped from the getty image with the watermark. Does this make the cropped image fair use to upload to the wikimedia commons?

Thanks, (LRogersT (talk) 23:09, 29 August 2014 (UTC))

No, unfortunately, the photo is copyrighted, which is true for the whole picture or part of it. You cannot create a new free picture by cropping an old copyrighted one. Sorry –⁠moogsi (talk) 23:43, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Cropped version from Flicker image[edit]

what are best way to give information to cropped version from Flicker image, an example File:Markku arokanto.jpg--Motopark (talk) 05:23, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Usually I upload both the original and the crop, and can then handle it like any other crop. But otherwise, you can just change the source line to say "Cropped from...", and also under author you can credit who did the crop as well as crediting the original photographer. I strongly recommend using the same license as on Flickr to keep the licensing issue simple. - Jmabel ! talk 16:06, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
  • For Flickr images, I recommend using the {{Flickr}} template instead of Information, because the parameters are specifically designed for Flickr. For linking between original and cropped images use the {{Derived from}} and {{Derivative versions}} templates. Green Giant (talk) 23:19, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
THanks for info, I store this info to my workbook--Motopark (talk) 05:38, 31 August 2014 (UTC)


Hello! One question... How translate this template → {{Cc-by-3.0}} to kazakh language--Мұхамеджан Амангелді (talk) 16:30, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

  • If you can provide the text for the translation, I'm sure someone can follow through with the technical details. The resulting file would go at Template:Cc-by-3.0/kk. - Jmabel ! talk 18:01, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

One question...[edit]

Hello! One question... How translate this template → {{Cc-by-3.0}} to kazakh language--Мұхамеджан Амангелді (talk) 13:44, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

How to upload images from flickr now theb toolserver and flickr upload bot is no more[edit]

I used to use the flickr upload bot, hosted on the tool server, to upload eligible images straight from flickr to commons. The tool server and the bot have now been decommissioned, but the closing comments suggest that this functionality is now supported elsewhere. But none of the links seem to take me anywhere useful. Is there replacement fuctionality somewhere, or do I have to go through the laborious process of downloading each image to my hard disc, and then manually uploading them?. -- Chris j wood (talk) 18:00, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

  • Although the message has been removed, another user asked how to do OAuth, which I think is a sensible question. Basically when you are at the Flickr-2-Commons page, you are presented with a form to fill in. When you've filled in the form, click on the link which says "authorise first" and this should open a new window at Mediawiki. The window will have a box which starts with "Hi Username, OAuth Uploader would like to ..." and ends with a button that says "Allow". Click that button and you are taken to a confirmation page. Leave that page alone and go back to the Flickr form and click the "Run" button. Green Giant (talk) 22:48, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

EthnicRussiansInTheFormerUSSR.png Licensing and originality[edit]

The map File:EthnicRussiansInTheFormerUSSR.png is a derivative work of a map called the QBAM, maintained at the site as a community project. Our strong preference is that the user Qazaq and the name of the map be referenced, and that mention be made that it is maintained at, as it is the product of several years of work there. The current file information indicates that the user has created the map themselves, and this is not the case. Xt828 (talk) 01:48, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

When you say "our strong preference", who is we here? It would be nice if you linked to the page on (not!) that has this image on it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Prosfilaes (talk • contribs) 05:37, 31 August 2014‎ (UTC)
It would make things much easier if Xt828 would provide a direct link to the map he believes is the map from which File:EthnicRussiansInTheFormerUSSR.png is immediately derived. From the clues above, I've spent much time trying to find the source map on that website, which by the way is a discussion forum, fighting with the captcha of its search tool on every search, getting links to threads with cryptic titles and hundreds of posts. Searching user "Qazaq" returns "invalid user", as apparently there's no user there with that name. But a thread eventually uncovered a user named "Qazaq2007". Still not finding the elusive source map after reading through dozens of his posts. Also, it seems that user ceased his contributions there in 2010. The closest-looking maps I could find were after going through links by other users to other websites, for example there and there. There's certainly a strong resemblance with File:EthnicRussiansInTheFormerUSSR.png, although there are also differences. It is plausible that they may be derived from a common source map. Of the two maps linked above, the one named "old_world_2008_subdivisions.png" is credited to Qazaq2007 by There doesn't seem to be any indication there that it might have been offered under a free license by that person. However, that map, apparently from 2008, looks like it is based on the map File:A large blank world map with oceans marked in blue.PNG, which was started on the Commons in 2005 (and is not in the public domain but under licenses with share-alike obligations for derivatives), with the addition of the internal subdivisions. So, not sure who copied who. The original map may have been copied from Commons by the user of without crediting the original and without the license, and then the map modified with the subdivisions copied the other way around. The link to the map file "CRGNrZQ.png" was from the bottom of this post and is not credited there to an author's name. However, the larger context of the discussions in the threads there, in light of the presentation above by Xt828, may allow the conclusion that Qazaq2007 seems considered the author of a version of that map. There doesn't seem to be any indication that this map is offered under a free license by its author(s) either. That means, unfortunately, that Xt828, either personally or as an official representative of the website (I guess that's what he meant by "our"), can't give us a permission to use that map under a free license, without an explicit confirmation somewhere that the author(s) themselves have offered their work under a free license. If that map is derived from the others, including the 2005 map, the 2008 map, etc., then the contributing authors in the series should be credited and the license situation clarified. The uploader of File:EthnicRussiansInTheFormerUSSR.png should be invited to comment. -- Asclepias (talk) 12:41, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Actually, as the person who made this map, I am pretty sure that this map is a derivative work of this map --

See here as well:

As for me picking the option that this is my own work, this was the result of an error and of some confusion on my part. Is there any way to fix this? Futurist110 (talk) 20:09, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

To fix the informations, you can edit the description page of the file, mention and link to all previous works that you have used, distinguish what is your work from what is the work of other people, attribute each part of the work to its source and actual author, respect the licensing status of the works. In this case, if the map you linked above was the map from which you derived your map, that only displaces the problem. There does not seem to be a free license associated to that map on that website. You can't offer a work under a CC-0 declaration without the consent of all the authors of the works from which it is derived. Also, that website doesn't seem to mention from where it copied that map. The original poster in this section seemed to notice an uncredited filiation from, or at least a common origin with, another map. And that other map itself may have an uncredited filiation, or at least a common origin with, one or several previous map(s) from Commons. -- Asclepias (talk) 21:37, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Help with uploading picture. Yep I tried.[edit]

Real simple issue : I have 77 year old image, of my 2nd Great Grand Uncle, that was passed down with our family estate. As his Wikipedia page is missing an image of him, I would like to have the image I have be placed on his page.

Wikipedia Page:


I tried to follow the steps but it seems I dont have enough edits to gain the rights to upload images.

Thanks for any assistance anyone can provide. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cjaysnyder (talk • contribs) 19:40, 31 August 2014‎ (UTC)

Hello CJ. At Commons we need to know about the copyright status of every image, including who took the photo, where they took it, whether it was published or not, roughly when it was taken and if it was a long time ago we need to know who holds the rights to the photo now. The best route is for the copyright owner of the photo (usually but not always the photographer) to send an email to using the format at COM:ET. The email system is operated by a team of volunteers who will get in touch with the emailer and advise them of what needs to be done. Green Giant (talk) 20:45, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
As above, but if you can't identify the rights-holder, and there are no other free pictures, then you can probably upload the picture to Wikipedia as "fair use". We can't accept fair use images here at Commons, because all our media must be free to use for any purpose.
Photos of deceased persons are usually acceptable as fair use due to the impossibility of taking another picture. See for example the image used to illustrate en:Isaac Shoenberg. You can ask for help at Wikipedia if you get stuck.
Incidentally, we do have some media related to Edmund Noble at Category:Edmund Noble. No pictures of him, only postcards he sent :) –⁠moogsi (talk) 05:43, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
We would still need to establish whether it was published for fair use on enwiki, as previously unpublished images can't be used per w:WP:NFCC#4. January (talk) 06:44, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Three accounts?[edit]

Is it possible to consolidate these accounts?

Thanks for your assistance. --Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 06:38, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Hello Eugene. Go to Special:MergeAccount and it will show you if your accounts are unified. At the bottom of the page there should be a box where you can enter the passwords for those accounts, which should merge all your accounts. However you will still have separate user pages, user talk pages and watch lists for each wiki (shameless advertisement unless UserWiki is created end of advertisement). Technically we each have several hundred potential accounts, one for each Wikimedia wiki; each one is created when you visit them whilst logged in to any other Wikimedia wiki. Green Giant (talk) 10:48, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Green Giant. What a surprise I have 22 accounts/user pages! Seems like the UserWiki is a good idea whose time is well overdue. — Grand'mere Eugene (talk) 05:26, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

I can't upload[edit]

I want to upload a draw but when I get to the 4th step there comes this message" <api-error-unknownerror>" and "Describe= This field is required", but that's not true, I have writen a description. What could I do to solve this?--Dafne07 (talk) 08:29, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Hello Dafne. If you are using the Upload Wizard, please note it is perpetually broken, and unlikely to be fixed anytime soon. I would recommend using :Commons:Upload instead although it has occasional hiccups too. Green Giant (talk) 10:54, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
Green Giant Why don't we disable it then? And not let people spend hours on a broken system.--Kafkasmurat (talk) 11:08, 1 September 2014 (UTC)
Very good question but such a decision could only be made by the developers at Mediawiki and they would probably want to see local consensus, usually with an request for comment. I'm not certain that our admins or burocrats have any access to the interface, although I might be wrong. Green Giant (talk) 11:59, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Bulk Upload Ended <api-error-unknownerror>[edit]

I'm trying to upload 30 files together. But when i wrote all description and category, it prompted "None of the uploads were successful" It's so annoying, i spent an hout for this. And didn't even upload the files.--Kafkasmurat (talk) 11:06, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

compagnie des Arts Photomecaniques[edit]

Hello my name is Judith Ries I live in Florida and I have 4 packages of Compagnie des Arts Photmecaniques that are in perfect condition and been looking for someone to buy them from me. I saw your photos and my photos are just like yours. I have about 60 of them all together. I know they are about 70-80 years old and was told that they are souvenir photos. The 1st one says Marseille Real Photos Cap on the back side it says Compagnie des Arts Photomecaniques 44, Rue Letliler, Paris,-1.5" a list of each photo is on the package. The 2nd package says Snaps of Port-Said and list of each photo in the package, the 3rd package says 2 Modern Cario Britannia Bookshop - 30Sh, Sherif Pasha, Cairo it also list the photos that are in the package. The last package is very different then the other 3 for each photo states right on the photo what the photo in the package is. For example "Huadu Temple, Colombo" and the picture is the temple. All the photos in the packages like I said are in great condition. The antique dealers I went in Mt. Dora, Fl said that I needed to look else where for the clients here would not apperciate these. Thank you inadvance for your time. Judith Ries

Could some help on deleting my taken photos?[edit]

I have added the Delete template to some pictures which I have taken personaly. I would like to delete them. Could some administrators delete them. You will wind them from my Preferences. I will be very happy if their will be delete as soon as possible. --Paasikivi (talk) 18:10, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

In general, courtesy deletions aren't done after a certain period of time, and reasons like "The file is of poor quality or the resolution is so low that the file can not be used." tend to rub me wrong; if the resolution is too low, upload a higher resolution version. It might help to have more verbose explanations for why you want them deleted; feel free to use Google Translate or expect us to use Google Translate if the language is a problem.--Prosfilaes (talk) 00:32, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
There is nothing wrong in having multiple photographs of a building taken from the same angle. Just because some of them are not as good as the others is no reason to delete them. MKFI (talk) 10:56, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
Some of the photos resolution is very bad. Multiple angle building photos are not in the deleting list. Some of the photos have poor resolution. --Paasikivi (talk) 11:45, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
File:QasrAlAlamRoyalPalaceinMasqatOman 01.JPG has 3.5 megapixels and is a reasonably good image. Deletion reason "File is unneeded since there is a better (non-duplicate) version". I do agree that File:Al Alam palace (8727225176).jpg is better and shows the same building from the same angle, but that is still no reason to delete a file.
Some of the images like 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are certainly close enough that they might be considered duplicates. MKFI (talk) 13:10, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

My account is gone.[edit]

Everything is gone. All my contributions, my user page. Everything. I have no idea what happened. Help would be greatly appreciatedFungal vexation (talk) 15:48, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

  • What account? Because this one (Fungal vexation) appears to be brand new, and has no deleted contributions. - Jmabel ! talk 15:55, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
Maybe you are thinking of your en.wikipedia account? -- Asclepias (talk) 17:24, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
  • From the exchange on my talk page, it looks like he was. - Jmabel ! talk 19:04, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
Not only that person can't find their own wikipedia account, apparently they also can't find their own question here. All that would of course be perfectly fine if they weren't being uselessly rude with the people who help them. I'm making a mental note to never help that person again. -- Asclepias (talk) 19:13, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
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Why was my page deleted?[edit]

And why was I not notified? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jdmdetroit1 (talk • contribs)

  • What page are you talking about? (And please sign your posts in the future, it took a bit of sleuthing to work out who was asking.) - Jmabel ! talk 18:44, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Ah, got it. Answered at User_talk:INeverCry#Why_was_my_page_deleted.3F. Please don't split discussions, especially without linking them. - Jmabel ! talk 19:02, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Why are a bunch of recent states of this page unavailable?[edit]

At least as of this writing, a bunch of states of this page (Help desk) very shortly before this one appear to be unavailable and are struck through in the history. Someone accused me (falsely) of deleting his question rather than answering it; I suspect these two facts are related. - Jmabel ! talk 18:52, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

  • I see. (Deletion log); 17:52 . . January (talk | contribs | block) changed visibility of 14 revisions on page Commons:Help desk: content hidden ‎(Inappropriate personal information). Made things very confusing for both me and I imagine for this other user. - Jmabel ! talk 19:07, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
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Updating Photos on Wikipedia[edit]

I would like newer, more recent photos of the city of Wahpeton, ND on Wikipedia. I have uploaded 4 very current community photos I took on my camera. How do the old ones get removed [photos I did not take] and the new images placed? Also, how does information get edited as we have a new Mayor? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jane priebe (talk • contribs)

  • You are asking this question on Wikimedia Commons. The Wikipedia article at en:Wahpeton, North Dakota can be edited just like any other Wikipedia article. If you want to change the photos it uses, look for where the old photos are referenced in the article (e.g. if you are editing the article you will see things like "image_skyline = Wahpeton North Dakota.jpgimage_skyline" and "[[File:Richland County Courthouse Wahpeton.jpg|thumb|left|The Richland County Courthouse in Wahpeton, 2007]]". Those can be edited, just like any other portion of the article, to refer to different photographs, or new photos can be added to the article elsewhere without removing those. - Jmabel ! talk 19:15, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
  • One of your photos may need a permission from the author of the mural. If you want to edit Wahpeton,_North_Dakota you need to click an 'edit' link on the page. However if want to change information, you will need to provide a reliable source. Ruslik (talk) 19:18, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Public figure posing with an image of a character that they created or portrayed[edit]

I am looking for images of people that have been involved with animated television shows. Often, these photos will include a character that the person created or portrayed. For example, one photo that I found is of a voice actor wearing a shirt with an image of the character that he portrayed. In another instance, the creator of a TV series is posing in front of a backdrop that features characters from the series. If I contacted the photographer and he/she was willing to release these photos into the public domain, would I be allowed to upload them here? Or would they be unacceptable because the copyrighted characters are visible in the photos? --Jpcase (talk) 20:24, 2 September 2014 (UTC)