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On this page, users can ask for a deleted page or file (hereafter, "file") to be restored. Users can comment on requests by leaving remarks such as keep deleted or undelete along with their reasoning.

This page is not part of Wikipedia. This page is about the content of Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free media files used by Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Wikimedia Commons does not host encyclopedia articles. To request undeletion of an article or other content which was deleted from the English Wikipedia edition, see the deletion review page on that project.

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Temporary undeletion

Files may be temporarily undeleted either to assist an undeletion discussion of that file or to allow transfer to a project that permits fair use. Use the template {{Request temporary undeletion}} in the relevant undeletion request, and provide an explanation.

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To assist discussion

Files may be temporarily undeleted to assist discussion if it is difficult for users to decide on whether an undeletion request should be granted without having access to the file. Where a description of the file or quotation from the file description page is sufficient, an administrator may provide this instead of granting the temporary undeletion request. Requests may be rejected if it is felt that the usefulness to the discussion is outweighed by other factors (such as restoring, even temporarily, files where there are substantial concerns relating to Commons:Photographs of identifiable people). Files temporarily undeleted to assist discussion will be deleted again after thirty days, or when the undeletion request is closed (whichever is sooner).

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Archives

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Current requests

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File:Corvus_orru_map.jpg

A very simple map of a bird distribution that was made by User:Steve_nova on the English Wikipedia and uploaded there in 2004 and when the Commons project was created, it was automatically moved. Apparently the author was indicated as User:Steve_nova but the source was not marked as "own work". Image has been around for 10 years and there is no indication that this has been copied from any pre-existing source. It was speedily deleted (without evidence of copyright violation) - deletions of old images should go through a better process - these files were uploaded before policies were in place or even before Commons came into existence. Shyamal (talk) 03:16, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

What you say makes sense, however we are still left with a map that has no source. Obviously the base map is not the work of Steve Nova -- he took it from somewhere. Back in 2004 PD base maps were not as easy to find as they are now, so we cannot assume that the base map is PD. I also think that this map would be better if it were not on a world map, but one of Indonesia and Australia, since that is the only area where Corvus orru appears. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 10:59, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
I agree with your point - the source can be fixed as own work - whether that base map is PD or not seems to be arguable and should therefore go via a deletion discussion. I agree also with the point that a better map can be made with SVG with just the region in focus. The use of speedy deletion to remove what appears to be unsourced (which might even be the result of vandalism) of content that has been around for a decade sets a very unfortunate precedent for unaccounted content erosion. In other words, undelete and if needed, use the deletion discussion process. Shyamal (talk) 09:16, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
Handling of old files are tough, and I think Ellin Beltz should be more careful. If I remember well, he she added "no source" to some US Gov files recently which was reverted by Dennis. Better ask expert opinion than deleting files in use for years. Jee 11:11, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
Ellin is a woman, a very active Admin. I agree that it would be good if we had a policy that files that predate Commons should always go to DR rather than being a {{speedy}}, so I will Symbol support vote.svg Support restoring this file if the Admin restoring it starts a DR at the same time. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 11:40, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
Seems a wise opinion; thanks. Jee 12:31, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
There is also the point of the Source of the Information. That map (and it's base map) didn't spring into being without a source of information. How is one to know that this is a real map, based on real data without a source? I'm sorry if Jkadavoor thinks I should be "more careful", I do the best I can assuming AGF at all times. I don't mind if my "no sources" are reverted by other admins, this is a cooperative project we're supposed to work together for the benefit of the Commons, and the very few "speedies", "no sources" and "no permissions" which have been "problems" pale in the light of the thousands I've dealt with which have not been "problems." I will be delighted to send old files with problems to DR's instead as suggested by (Jameslwoodward). Sounds like a great idea. Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 18:56, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
User:Ellin Beltz, the file was used as an example of how an "ideal" bird taxobox should look on the English language bird wikiproject, so it has had a fair number of eyes looking over its accuracy. That said it is most certainly not "ideal". Glad you agree that the deletion request is preferable to speedy deletion. Shyamal (talk) 23:39, 20 November 2014 (UTC)
User:Ellin Beltz: It seems (I can't see deleted files or its histories) that file is here for more than ten years, transferred from other wiki, and in use. So such files need to be discussed (DRed). I've no doubt about your intentions; but old files are a mess, and need to be handled carefully. Please don't add {{No permission}} or {{No source}} on them. :) Jee 02:25, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
@ Shyamal: There is no evidence of vandalism to the file in the file history. Ellin Beltz (talk) 03:49, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
Jkadavoor, The file was not speedily deleted, nor did I put a no permission or no source on this file. The file was listed as "no source" by Josve05a. At that time the entire file template read:
== {{int:filedesc}} ==
{{Information
|Description =
|Source =
|Date =
|Author = {{Template:User at project|Steve_nova|wikipedia|en}}
|Permission =
|other_versions =
== {{int:license-header}} ==
{{GFDL-user-w|User:Steve_nova|migration=relicense}}
[[Category:Corvidae distribution maps]]
[[Category:Corvus orru]]

As you can see, the file is light on description, source, and date. It is up to the uploader to provide source and license; this file has a license, but no source making licensing a problem. User Josve05a was thus quite correct: there was no source of data, none of base map. The file was placed as no source at 13:04, 8 November 2014 by Josve05a. The file remained with the warning tag on it for eight days, when at 02:31, 16 November 2014, I deleted the file. At any time during that eight days anyone else was welcome to take the file to Deletion Nomination. I saw it for the first and last time on 16 November when - in the absence of any source - I deleted it. I saw no difficulty in removing the image - but will take Jim's suggestion in future when I am nominating images for deletion, but remind all that in the absence of any prior written guideline to this effect, compliance at some time in the past to a guideline suggested today was quite obviously impossible in the absence of a functional timemachine. If you have same, please forward it, I can certainly use one! Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 03:46, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

  • So the file was initially uploaded to EN with author =Steve nova. Note that there was no {{Information}} on those days. See files like File:Harig wilgenroosje vruchten (Epilobium hirsutum fruits).jpg where a simple mentioning like "Picture taken by myself". Here, in this case, the file may be transferred by a bot or volunteer who only filled the fields which have matching values in original page at EN. We can safely assume author=Steve nova means own work of him. Jee 04:09, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
  • See how I cleaned some 2004 works and linked all adaptations to original work. I noticed that source is not mentioned as "own work of author" in such transferred files. Jee 07:02, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

plastic legend crop.jpg

Hello I believe i inadvertently did not add permissions to this image when uploading. If you will please undelete I will then add a link to the permissions website page http://www.tylerturkle.com/wikipedia-permission-letter/ . - thank you...

Please be advised the below email was sent to permissions-commoms. Please undelete the file you deleted. - thank you...


To: permissions-commons@wikimedia.org

I hereby affirm that I, Tyler Turkle am the creator and/or sole owner of the exclusive copyright of the image: Plastic legend crop.jpg

I agree to publish these works under the free license of either: “Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) Or Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. I acknowledge that by doing so I grant 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.

NAME & DETAILS: Tyler Turkle, American Contemporary Artist and Filmmaker.
AUTHORITY: Creator, photographer and owner of the art and image of the art.
November 24, 2014

File:dynasplat.jpg

Hello I believe i inadvertently did not add permissions to this image when uploading. If you will please undelete I will then add a link to the permissions website page http://www.tylerturkle.com/wikipedia-permission-letter/ . - thank you...

Please be advised the below email was sent to permissions-commoms. Please undelete the file you deleted. - thank you...


To: permissions-commons@wikimedia.org

I hereby affirm that I, Tyler Turkle am the creator and/or sole owner of the exclusive copyright of the image: Dynasplat.jpg

I agree to publish these works under the free license of either: “Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) Or Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. I acknowledge that by doing so I grant 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.

NAME & DETAILS: Tyler Turkle, American Contemporary Artist and Filmmaker.
AUTHORITY: Creator, photographer and owner of the art and image of the art.
November 24, 2014

File:Sina-Peschke.jpg

Hiermit beantrage ich die Wiederherstellung des Bildes mit angabe eines Linkes: http://www.landeswelle.de --Rettungssani Meiningen (talk) 20:51, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Edificio Usos Multiples Cartaojal.jpg

La foto la hice yo. Se puede publicar porque tengo todos los derechos de la misma.--Bandolerox (talk) 00:10, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Nieve Cartaojal.jpg

Esta fotografía es mía y la puedo usar.--Bandolerox (talk) 01:30, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Peña de los Enamorados Cartaojal.jpg

Esta fotografía es mía y la puedo usar. Tengo todos los derechos. --Bandolerox (talk) 01:32, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Romería de Cartaojal.jpg

La fotografía es mía y tengo todos los derechos para usarla. Ha sido borrada sin darme plazo para añadir cualquier dato que pudiera faltar. --Bandolerox (talk) 01:38, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Efebo Peña Cartaojal.JPG

Esta foto es mía y tengo todos los derechos para usarla. --Bandolerox (talk) 01:41, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

File:El Polaco Cartaojal.jpg

Esta foto la hice yo y soy el propietario de la misma. --Bandolerox (talk) 01:42, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Edificio Usos Multiples Cartaojal.jpg

Esta foto la hice yo, soy el propietario de la misma y tengo todos los derechos para usarla. --Bandolerox (talk) 01:44, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Futbito cartaojal.jpg

Soy el propietario de esta imagen, tengo todos los derechos y puedo usarla. --Bandolerox (talk) 01:46, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Piscina Cartaojal.jpg

Soy el propietario de esta foto, la hice yo y tengo todos los derechos para usarla. --Bandolerox (talk) 01:47, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Panoramica Cartaojal.jpg

Soy el propietario de esta imagen, la hice yo y tengo todos los derechos para usarla. --Bandolerox (talk) 01:49, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Semana Santa de Cartaojal.JPG

Soy el propietario de esta foto, la hice yo y tengo todos los derechos sobre ella para usarla y distribuirla. --Bandolerox (talk) 01:51, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Pregón Semana Santa Cartaojal.JPG

Soy propietario de esta foto, la hice yo y tengo todos los derechos para usarla y distribuirla.

File:Cartaojal.jpg

Soy el propietario de esta foto y tengo todos los derechos para usarla y distribuirla. --Bandolerox (talk) 01:54, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Cortijo Echevarría en Cartaojal.jpg

Esta foto la hice yo y puedo usarla y distribuirla. --Bandolerox (talk) 01:56, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Presentador Telecartaojal.JPG

La foto es mía y yo soy quien creó ese personaje. Puedo distribuir la foto porque tengo todos los derechos. --Bandolerox (talk) 01:58, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Unvanquished_tyrant.png and File:Unvanq mainpage icon.png

Were both deleted for possible COM:COPYVIO

Artwork for Unvanquished is all at least Creative Commons BY with only a few exceptions (mainly sound effects) not exhibited in these images. Additionally I (Veyrdite, William Hales) am part of the development team and these screenshots are Copyright Unvanquished Development.

I likely did not put enough licensing and source-linking information on the commons pages for these two images, but it's been a while and I can't check until after they are undeleted. If it is missing I will add it. --Veyrdite (talk) 03:01, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

File:后羿射日.png

File:后羿射日.png was deleted as "copyvio" without any further discussion. If I remember correctly, the file should have had a {{PD-China}} license and/or an additional {{PD-self}} license (code cleanup, contrast tweeks). If I had forgotten them, I am sorry! Please undelete this file, and possibly add the licensing. PS, These etchings are from Wuliangci around the year 151 CE. --Shibo77 04:49, 26 November 2014 (UTC)