Commons:License review/requests

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Archive (list of reviewers)
Past archives: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Discussion: 1, 2, 3

Current archive: 12

Before requesting, please read Commons:License review and relevant pages such as Commons:Flickr files and Commons:Picasa Web Albums files.

To become a reviewer, one needs to be familiar with the general licensing policy of Commons and the common practices of reviewing. A reviewer is required to know which Creative Commons licenses are allowed and disallowed on Wikimedia Commons. They should also be dedicated in license reviewing every so often and offer their help in the backlogs. Post your request below, so that the community can voice their opinions. The community may ask a few questions to verify the user's knowledge. After a few days, a reviewer or administrator determines whether there are no severe objections to the candidate. If there are not, the user will close the request and add the candidate to the list of reviewers. If permissions are granted, you can add {{User reviewer}} (or one of its variants) to your user page and begin reviewing images.

Requests for License reviewer status[edit]

  1. Requests will be open for a minimum of two days (48 hours).
  2. Please submit your request at the bottom of this section. Copy the code below and only replace "Reason" with the reason you are requesting this user right.
{{subst:LRR|{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|Reason ~~~~}}


  • KDS444 (talk · contributions · deleted user contributions · recent activity · logs · block log · global contribs · SULinfo) (assign permissions)
  • Reason: I did not realize there was a demand for people to fill this role. I have been soliciting Flickr account users to allow their work to be used on Commons for some time, though with mixed success (some people just don't want their work given away for free, which is fine, of course). I had one particularly long interaction with a Flickr user over the license of his photo of a male peacock spider-- it took me weeks to finally get him to agree to a suitable license, but we got there (and the image is rare and gorgeous!). I feel that by now I am knowledgeable enough about licensing policy to be able to accurately review such images and to assist with the process. Please let me know whether or not you agree. Thank you for considering my request. KDS444 (talk) 00:51, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Scheduled to end: 00:51, (UTC) (at least)