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Missing fonts in SVG[edit]

I just uploaded image I made in SVG. It looks fine in this wikimedia link: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bd/Flag_of_Levi.svg

But the Wikimedia commons link is using a different font (probably since this font is missing): https://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%A7%D7%95%D7%91%D7%A5:Flag_of_Levi.svg

Is it fixable?

Shavitco (talk) 20:51, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Help:SVG#Fonts / text has information on which fonts are supported for Mediawiki's thumbnail rendering of SVG files. LX (talk, contribs) 18:40, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

If you use Inkscape for SVG files, then simply convert the text to path, and everything will be OK, only the text will not be editable. Kaboldy (talk) 17:36, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Thank you! Shavitco (talk) 20:18, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Art glass photos[edit]

I have a question, just to make sure. I am writing a few articles on Wikipedia of defunct glass companies, mostly carnival glass manufacturers. I would like to add photos of some of the glass they made. I own the glass objects I am taking photos of, and of course I will be taking the photos. So just to be sure, would the photos violate any of the restrictions? I plan on using the Free Art License. AlbinoFerret (talk) 23:37, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

That may be a problem depending on the age of those objects, whether they are "useful articles" or primarily decorative, and the jurisdiction in question. The companies may no longer exist, and you may own the physical objects, but copyright is an immaterial right that doesn't follow ownership of the object. If those objects are eligible for copyright protection, that right may have been transferred from the companies to some other entity before they ceased operations. It's also possible that the individual glass artists or their heirs are copyright holders. You may wish to read Commons:Derivative works, which has more information on this topic. LX (talk, contribs) 18:08, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
@AlbinoFerret:, it also matters what country they were from. If they were U.S., pre-1978, and lacked a copyright notice, then they are public domain. - Jmabel ! talk 18:23, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
In that case, I've got two images of a fake dinosaur statue in Spring Hill, Florida that are falsely tagged as a copyright violation. ----DanTD (talk) 18:33, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
These works pieces of glass were from companies that closed in 1931 (Northwood) and 1925 (Dugan), there are no copyright markings on them. In fact even modern pieces from Fenton art glass dont carry copyright notices, but I think it would be safer if I ever took photos of pieces of Fenton, I would stick to items before they were marked with the Fenton logo and so date them to before 1970. AlbinoFerret (talk) 18:53, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
It's probably a good idea to mention this on the file description page. We don't really have good templates for indicating the copyright status of depicted objects, but free text is fine for this purpose. LX (talk, contribs) 18:59, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, I forgot to mention that they are both bowls, one was part of a berry set meant to serve berries/deserts in. AlbinoFerret (talk) 19:01, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
I just uploaded the photos here and here. I hope the language added to the description is good enough. If not please let me know where to place the suggested language. Is there a way to change the license? I really dont care about attribution, and the Free Art License seems like a good fit. AlbinoFerret (talk) 21:20, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
I think that should be fine. - Jmabel ! talk 22:58, 11 April 2015 (UTC)
You do realize that the attribution requirements of the Free Art License and the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License are basically the same, right? LX (talk, contribs) 17:24, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
I had not thought about it, and what I would like is not to deal with attribution. I just want the freedom to modify, share, ect to pass forward. I want to remain anonymous, and attribution to AlbinoFerret doesnt make much sense. Since I have already said they are from my own collection, and I plan on adding many more, I dont want to advertise where they are located. Is there a free license that the commons accepts that doesnt include attribution but keeps the media free? I would have used the GPL, I am a linux user and believe in the GPL, but it isnt the best for photos since its about code. AlbinoFerret 19:39, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
Sure, assuming the depicted works are PD, there are {{PD-user}} and {{CC-0}}.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 03:11, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
One thing to note about that option is that you'd waive all copyright, meaning anyone can do whatever they want with it, including creating non-free derivative works. CC-by-sa and the FAL are both copyleft licenses, meaning if someone modifies your work, they have to release the resulting work under the same free license, so that others can use that too. Perhaps that's not an issue for you, and in that case, releasing it into the public domain instead of using a copyleft license is a good option. After all, the requirements of any license may be difficult to enforce if you wish to remain anonymous. LX (talk, contribs) 05:53, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
Thank you LX I went looking for the CC-by-sa and found it, its perfect for what I want. I would hope that whoever wanted to use something I place on the commons would follow the license, it may not happen, and it may be hard to enforce if I am anonymous. But I would like to limit exposure, and if further steps are needed they will likely be less public than on the commons. AlbinoFerret 12:29, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Image modified, but the old version kept showing up[edit]

Earlier today, I noticed some mistakes in the text in File:Maslows Behovspyramide.svg: a missing comma, a repeated element on a list and a space that shouldn't be there. I tried to upload a version with the text corrected, but the old text showed up, so I thought I had somehow uploaded the copy of the image I made before editing the text. I made sure I had edited the file, renamed the edited file on my computer, uploaded again and... in the bottom of the page I saw three versions of the image, and now the correct one was the one in the middle. Finally, I pressed control-f5 and that seemed to change the image to the right version. But now there are three versions rather than two. Those two times I had made other “unfixable” mistakes whilst modifying an article on Wikipedia, I left corrections on their talk pages. However, it could be edit summaries for uploads may have different rules about what to do if they are wrong. So is this mistake to be “fixed” anyhow, and, if so, how? Pretended leer (talk) 15:45, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

I noticed a mistake in one of the corrections, so now there are four versions. So if the numbers above are incorrect, that's because I've changed something after writing them. Pretended leer (talk) 16:00, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

I'm clueless about videos[edit]

How does one remove the audio from OGV files? What's the recommended software for Linux and Windows? --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 13:12, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

@Michaeldsuarez: I would use the -an option of ffmpeg or avconv. There are also builds for Windows. -- Rillke(q?) 21:02, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
I think a bot acting upon adding a template like {{remove audio}} would be neat (analogous to what {{rotate}} triggers). -- Rillke(q?) 21:07, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for the instructions, and extra thanks for removing the audio from those videos yourself. You saved three videos from deletion, and I appreciate it very much. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 13:54, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Help[edit]

Lets say I take snapshot of a bird and I don't know its scientific name or the common name for it and I want to upload it on commons, What do I do?--Kwameghana (talk) 08:08, 14 April 2015 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kwameghana (talk • contribs)

Calculating Formula Inline?[edit]

Recently the system urged me (with my name in red) to add a portrait. I did. Now I’d like to add my current age – a number changig with time and the Grace of God. Is there a way to add a "life" formula into the text to calculate my age at the moment of page access, please? Kindly reply directly to me as well. Fritz Jörn (talk)

  • You can add {{#expr:trunc(({{#time:U|now}}-{{#time:U|April 1, 1924}})/31557600)}} to the text where you want your age displayed, just replace April 1, 1924 with your birthday (or simply birthyear). This code has been extracted/modified from User:Technical 13/Userboxes/AgeGender; thanks for doing the hard work Technical 13. ColonialGrid (talk) 08:07, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

My files were refused, can someone help me to get them accepted?[edit]

Hi!

I had uploaded files but they were rejected because I didn't have the permission to use them. I read many things about the subject but it is still very vague for me. The podcast I had uploaded is from this website http://www.wpr.org/preserving-comic-books-long-term , do I have to email them to get their permission to use it? The photos I had uploaded were sent to me by their owner, does he also have to send me a permission paper or something?

Thanks in advance, CyrilG4 (talk) 15:24, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

  • Commons can only host media released under a free licence. That means that if people upload media and we cannot prove it to be freely licenced, we must delete it. However, sometimes if there is uncertainty about the licence status it will be tagged with a permissions template, giving the uploader an opportunity to prove the media to be free; if this doesn't happen within seven days, the media is deleted per the precautionary principle. If you know that the copyright holder wants the media released under a free licence, you should follow the procedures outlined in COM:OTRS and have them email the permissions through, so we can verify the licence. Once the media is verified to be freely licenced, it will be undeleted. I hope this helps explain the situation, and what you need to do to get the files restored. ColonialGrid (talk) 15:32, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  • (Edit conflict) Hello CyrilG4, the copyright holder has to send a permission via e-mail to permissions-commons@wikimedia.org. Please read COM:OTRS for details and have them use the e-mail template provided there. You may want to read COM:Licensing as well in case they have questions regarding the licensing options Commons offers. Hope that helps? --El Grafo (talk) 15:35, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Photograph to add to Peter Bingham Hinchcliffe page[edit]

I have come across a Wikipedia page about my Ecclesiastical History professor The Rev Dr Peter Bingham Hinchcliffe. I attended his lectures at Rhodes University Grahamstown in South Africa in 1965 and have a photograph of the Livingstone Fellowship for that year. The Fellowship was of theological students and staff at the University.. I was the "klokker" or Chairperson of the fellowship that year. I see that Prof Hinchcliffe's entry has no photo graph and wondered if I might upload a clip from the photo graph so that it could be added to the page. How should I go about doing that?

  • You say "I have a photograph". Are you the copyright holder of the photo? If not, you'd need that copyright holder's permission. You'd have to identify that person and have them go through the process described at COM:OTRS (or upload the photo themselves). If you are the photographer, and hence the copyright holder, you would upload like any other photo, the add to an article like any other photo on Commons. - Jmabel ! talk 03:28, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Microtome machine[edit]

Is this type of micro tome machine still available. is it strong enough to cut thin slices of timber because the micro tome machine that we have available in Fiji is for cutting soft tissues materials only.We would like to purchase one for our research project that would commence sometimes this year.We are researching into few local species and we would like to study the cells of this species and we do need this micro tome machine to cut out thin slides slices to be able to observe the slides under microscopic. If you have it available how could we purchase it. LOOKING FORWARD TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON.

  • You are almost certainly asking this on the wrong site. This is the page for asking for help in using Wikimedia Commons. - Jmabel ! talk 03:24, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Can I add to the description of an image from an online archive?[edit]

Often when I am categorizing images, I find an old image from an online archive that does not have a good narrative description. Here is an example: File:Auditorium (13904214817).jpg. This is a good image of an auditorium that is set up for an orchestra concert before the orchestra members have arrived. Can I add that kind of text to the description, or does Commons want to keep the description exactly as it is in the archive? Downtowngal (talk) 01:34, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

  • In this case, clearly yes. There is more of an issue with things like HABS, where we use the {{Photograph}} template (or similar) and try to take their descriptions intact from the source; even there, we have a "notes" field for our own additional remarks. - Jmabel ! talk

Want to make a post[edit]

Dear Sir/Madam, I'm having difficulties in posting John Young & Associates' profile on Wikipedia. Kindly help me in posting the profile. Thanks Samuel Accra - Ghana. — Preceding unsigned comment added by John Young & Associates (talk • contribs) 18:47, 15 April 2015‎ (UTC)

You should ask at this board. Ruslik (talk) 19:59, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Samuel you need to come and join Wikimedia Ghana group. Where we have other group with massive experience to guide you through any form of problem you might have.--Kwameghana (talk) 19:18, 18 April 2015 (UTC). feel free to send me a message.

Inquiry regarding the hosting of IS/ISIS/ISIL Videos for the purposes of referencing said works in an academic article.[edit]

To whom it may concern,

I am writing an academic research paper on the recruiting tactics of Islamic State (IS). Part of the report includes an analysis of the video productions published by IS.

These videos are often only found on obscure, spammy, disreputable, or unsafe websites or forums. I have managed to attain copies of three IS videos that I will be analyzing in my report.

The videos created by IS were published into the public domain and no copyright claim exists on the materials. The purpose of uploading them to Wikimedia Commons is so that a static link exists to which I can reference in the citations of my research paper - thus a purely educational purpose.

However, the biggest hurdle is that the content in question is obviously quite violent and brutal in nature, which many may find objectionable.

Please advise on how I should proceed. I will not attempt to upload the content until this inquiry is resolved.

Thanks,

TheNolanK — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheNolanK (talk • contribs) 12:50, 16 April 2015‎ (UTC)

  • The violence isn't an issue (Commons is not censored) and they are certainly newsworthy enough to be in scope, but what is your basis for saying that they are not copyrighted? Under the Berne convention, copyright doesn't have to be "claimed": it exists by default and would have to be actively reassigned or renounced. Or am I missing something? - Jmabel ! talk 14:50, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Copyright is still owned by the creators of the films (we cannot assume they are all made by a single individual); just releasing propaganda films doesn't release copyright. Ellin Beltz (talk) 16:21, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Please contact ISIS and have their public relations representative agree to send an email as described at Commons:Email_templates#Declaration_of_consent_for_all_inquiries. They will have to prove that they represent the organization and own the copyright. In the future, please advise them to include the text "Creative Commons 0" in their videos with a link to the Creative Commons page giving the agreement. Hosting the videos here is not a problem if copyright is in order. Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:18, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Cute, Mr. R. But that is indeed the problem. There must be some reputable site that would host these for academic purposes under fair use, though. Can anyone help this person? - Jmabel ! talk 18:08, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
  • UPDATE: Iraq is not a signatory of the Berne convention, and the makers of videos claim to be nationals of the 'Islamic State' which is also not a Berne member. Additionally, on their website - (Which is dubious for security reasons and probably put me on a government list) - the videos are available for free download and their FAQ page (once translated) clearly states that transmission and reproduction of the video is allowed and, in fact, says to "be sure you diligent in published everywhere". ( https://isdarat.org/instructions ) That website is the official Islamic State website and the source of the videos I have attained. However, being that the website is run by a terrorist organization, their domain may be shut down and/or blown to bits and is thus unreliable. --TheNolanK (talk) 20:35, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
    • I personally would be glad to see this uploaded here if the copyright situation is not a problem. - Jmabel ! talk 22:44, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
    • I linked this thread from Commons:Village_pump/Copyright, which I hope will bring in some more expert opinions, since this seems to come down to a copyright question. - Jmabel ! talk 22:48, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
I'm not sure that Iraq signing the Berne convention or not is relevant to Commons, since Commons requires the work to be free in its source country as well as the United States. Iraq does have a copyright law. In this case, the source country may be Iraq or Syria (even if ISIS controls the area, it won't be recognised as a state by anybody else), and it may have been first published elsewhere. Permission for free distribution isn't sufficient for Commons: there must also be permission for modification and commercial use. --ghouston (talk) 22:52, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Exactly. See COM:Licensing and Commons cares about copyright even when a copyright owner does not. I wouldn't feel comfortable hosting files like that without an "official" exception rule approved by both WMF legal and a community vote. --El Grafo (talk) 11:50, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
So, emailing the Islamic State it is!--TheNolanK (talk) 21:48, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
TheNolanK I have spammed your request in local wikis [1], [2] ...--Alexmar983 (talk) 00:14, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Can't log in[edit]

I can't log in. Every page load I see a box in the corner that says "Central login You are centrally logged in. Reload this page to apply your user settings." However reloading does nothing but give the same warning. Trying to go to the Log in page doesn't work as it dumps me back on the orignal page before I can type anything - with the same notice. (I have just started using Firefox) 2602:304:B296:DBE0:2129:8CF2:C6B5:9909 19:29, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

What is your username? Ruslik (talk) 20:04, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Not important. I have had a unified account since April 12, 2008. 2602:304:B296:DBE0:2129:8CF2:C6B5:9909 20:46, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Still can't log in correctly. I can log out on Wikipedia, come to Commons and log in - but get thrown back to the same error message, yet if I go to any other Wikimedia site and I am correctly logged in (after only logging in on Commons) Why won't Commons let me in? 2602:304:B296:DBE0:45F9:20AD:8D10:8609 01:21, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Have you tried clearing your browser cache or using a different browser? ColonialGrid (talk) 04:03, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
If you've just started using Firefox, check your cookie policy. Green Giant (talk) 15:09, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Editing a misleading/false description[edit]

We have a page about changing the file's name, which explains that any user can request a rename when the file's name is misleading or false. But I couldn't find anything about whether it's okay to edit the description if it's misleading or false. Another problem is that while I know the description is false, I don't know what is really depicted in the image, so I wouldn't be able to write anything more than "unknown tool" or something like that. What should I do? JudgeDeadd (talk) 09:36, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

  • A key tenet of all Wiki projects is being bold. If you see a mistake, fix it; if someone else disagrees they can easily revert you. File names are a little different, they affect file use on other Wikimedia projects, and can break external links. This is why the file-moving right is restricted. Which image are you specifically referring to? ColonialGrid (talk) 10:01, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
    • The images in question have already been deleted (not only were they used to support a hoax article, but they were copied from somewhere else and mislabelled as "own work".) Thanks for your answer in any case! JudgeDeadd (talk) 10:59, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
{{Fact disputed}} or {{Inaccurate description}} might have been appropriate here. There's also a list of related templates in the "See also" section of the documentation for those templates. LX (talk, contribs) 11:47, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Uploading a Image of a Politician[edit]

I am interested in uploading an politician. I did not take the picture but the photo was taken by the State as their official portrait when they started. Can I upload these pictures to Wikimedia Commons? If I can't what will I have to do to post them on Wikimedia Commons? --JaredPM (talk) 02:16, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

  • Maybe, some governments release content on their websites under free licences, some have a restriction on holding copyright, but, some do not and hold copyright on all of their works. Can you link to the page that hosts the image? ColonialGrid (talk) 04:01, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
    • Here and here. The State took Mike Fleck's page down after he lost the election and the session ended. — Preceding unsigned comment added by JaredPM (talk • contribs)
  • Sorry, but I don't think Pennsylvania has a prohibition on governmental copyright. We don't have a template saying as much (as we do for US Government or State of California). Also, http://www.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx has a copyright notice "Copyright ©2015 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. All Rights Reserved." (click the + in the left of the bottom bar). So ultimately doesn't appear to be any evidence those images are either freely licenced or in the public domain. You could however email the webmaster, and ask about the copyright status, or for them to release portraits freely (we have COM:OTRS to confirm licences). ColonialGrid (talk) 14:02, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Redirect problem[edit]

Hi, I had to change a redirect because it created hundreds of mistakes on all the wikipedias. Granted, the Third Reich's flag from 1933 to 1935 was this one (the svastika flag only became the national flag in 1935) but the nazi period is so associated with 1933 that Flag of Germany 1933.svg is used in hundreds of pages (battles of world war II, Wehrmarcht and SS units, flags, tanks, etc). I don't know how this problem can be fixed (maybe there should be some transwiki modification to replace Flag of Germany 1933.svg with Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg everywhere) but the previous redirect, even though it was correct in absolute, created too many problems. Maybe you can find a solution, but for now we must stick to the redirect as I just corrected it... Jean-Jacques Georges (talk) 14:56, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Well, I corrected the file usage on commons. Ruslik (talk) 17:37, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
All other wikis require manual review as well. Unfortunately there is no other way around. Ruslik (talk) 19:23, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Spamming in the edit summary[edit]

I am fairly sure there is a better place to report this, but I dont have time to look for it right now.

A user appears to be spamming by putting links in edit summaries. I have no idea how to deal with this.

See https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Raymond

17:38, 18 April 2015 (diff | hist) . . (+404)‎ . . N File talk:HGG-Alpspitzbahn.JPG ‎ (http://www.joaser.de/sport-freizeit-schwangau-neuschwanstein-muehlberg.htm) (current)

17:38, 18 April 2015 (diff | hist) . . (+404)‎ . . N File talk:Korea-Bukhansan-14.jpg ‎ (http://www.joaser.de/sport-freizeit-schwangau-neuschwanstein-muehlberg.htm) (current)

17:38, 18 April 2015 (diff | hist) . . (+404)‎ . . N File talk:Breitenberg Rotspitze Entschenkopf.jpg ‎ (http://www.joaser.de/sport-freizeit-schwangau-neuschwanstein-muehlberg.htm) (current)

17:38, 18 April 2015 (diff | hist) . . (+404)‎ . . N File talk:Kanzelwand und Fellhorn 7.JPG ‎ (http://www.joaser.de/sport-freizeit-schwangau-neuschwanstein-muehlberg.htm) (current)

17:38, 18 April 2015 (diff | hist) . . (+404)‎ . . N File talk:Seilpark Gantrisch - 03.jpg ‎ (http://www.joaser.de/sport-freizeit-schwangau-neuschwanstein-muehlberg.htm) (current)

17:38, 18 April 2015 (diff | hist) . . (+404)‎ . . N File talk:Hannes D5 IMG 2449.jpg ‎ (http://www.joaser.de/sport-freizeit-schwangau-neuschwanstein-muehlberg.htm) (current)

17:38, 18 April 2015 (diff | hist) . . (+404)‎ . . N File talk:Nebelhorn-bahn.JPG ‎ (http://www.joaser.de/sport-freizeit-schwangau-neuschwanstein-muehlberg.htm) (current)

17:38, 18 April 2015 (diff | hist) . . (+404)‎ . . N File talk:ReitenmitHandpferd.JPG ‎ (http://www.joaser.de/sport-freizeit-schwangau-neuschwanstein-muehlberg.htm) (current)

17:38, 18 April 2015 (diff | hist) . . (+404)‎ . . N File talk:A girl in a swimming pool - underwater.jpg ‎ (http://www.joaser.de/sport-freizeit-schwangau-neuschwanstein-muehlberg.htm) (current)

17:38, 18 April 2015 (diff | hist) . . (+391)‎ . . File talk:Luge Schlucht.jpg ‎ (http://www.joaser.de/sport-freizeit-schwangau-neuschwanstein-muehlberg.htm) (current)

17:38, 18 April 2015 (diff | hist) . . (+404)‎ . . N File talk:Bodetal Wanderweg.jpg ‎ (http://www.joaser.de/sport-freizeit-schwangau-neuschwanstein-muehlberg.htm) (current)

Cheers, · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 20:47, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

This seems to be a misunderstanding. Raymond records external re-uses of his images on the respective talkpages, as do I and many other contributers. See File talk:Potsdam - Schloss Sanssouci.jpg for example. --Túrelio (talk) 20:52, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
@Pbsouthwood: Thanks for your question. As User:Túrelio already said, I have documented the external usage of Commons images only. As you can see, my own File:Tegelbergbahn - Kabine und Talstation (3225).jpg‎ is used on http://www.joaser.de/sport-freizeit-schwangau-neuschwanstein-muehlberg.htm and as service for other Commons users I have added the usage notice on their file talk pages too. Raymond 21:41, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
OK, no problem. I got a e-mail change notification from my watchlist, and when I clicked on the editor's summary I got a somewhat unexpected result. Perhaps you could add the words "External use on" (in the language of your choice) before the link, which would make things considerably clearer. Cheers, · · · Peter (Southwood) (talk): 14:00, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
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undeleting images[edit]

Several weeks ago I emailed a request that three images uploaded in Dec 2014 be undeleted but as yet I have received no reply.

I have corrected the permissions I initially used but this seems to have no effect either.

Please advise how I can insert these images for which I have the owner's permission to upload and use freely? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Trowbridge Aikikai (talk • contribs)

lebororo is very old Lebororo is not me[edit]

Since internet is operational I uUsed lebororo, easy to check I am lebororo since 1995.


En français, je suis lebororo mais pas Lebororo... Qui a un problème? mettez lebororo sur internet et vous verrez qui je suis Merci lebororo — Preceding unsigned comment added by 60.241.26.98 (talk • contribs) 04:47, 21 April 2015‎ (UTC)

This is the Wikimedia Commons help desk. Do you have a question about using Wikimedia Commons? If so, what is your question? LX (talk, contribs) 06:02, 21 April 2015 (UTC)