User talk:ArthurWeasley

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OK, I've put all licensing and author acknowledgement in order for all the images I've uploaded on wiki (there are 100s of them). I am really fed up with the increasingly abusive wiki commons policy concerning images so am now taking an indefinite leave. I think it's fair to say that people generally found my images useful to illustrate their articles: some are in fact used in more than 100 wiki articles across the globe. All the images are under a creative commons license, meaning that you are free to use them as long as the author is acknowledged "in the manner specified by the author" (quoting the exact term from the CC license). This does not mean that they are in the public domain and should still be considered copyrighted materials: you can not modify a CC license file and put it into public domain, like it was done here: [1], the CC license should be transferred. Now some people in wiki commons increasingly think that when somebody upload an image there under a CC license, the author has forfeited all rights. You apparently are no longer allowed to request to delete an image. This [2] was for instance a perfectly valid request for deletion, the image is misleading and should not be used in an encyclopedia in lights of the most recent research but the reason it was kept is "license can not be revoked" without discussion. Although, it is true that a CC license is perpetual, licensor still has "the right to release the Work under different license terms or to stop distributing the Work at any time", meaning that requesting the deletion of a file is not unlawful. This was the third time I've requested to delete a few images (it's perhaps 1% of all my image upload) but got denied without any reason, for instance here [3]. The second time I admit I made a mistake, I changed the license term as a shortcut as it took months the first time before somebody look into the requests (which were eventually granted), but then some random admin decided without so much as a warning to delete my entire gallery! The bottom line is I will no longer donate any image to wiki commons, as all the effort I've put in lately generated less "thank you for your contribution" notes than insulting comments from random editors, and lots of administrative misery on the gestion of the images. This indefinite block without so much as an explanation was the last blow (Thanks for User:FunkMonk for lifting it). If there are still admins out there with a shred of common sense who would like to go over the deletion requests, they are welcome to contact me. And since, apparently all editors are now guilty and potential vandals, until proven innocent, User:Zscout370 is welcome to put back the indefinite block... So long.ArthurWeasley (talk) 01:24, 12 June 2012 (UTC)

Blocked Indefinitely
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User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 05:29, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

You're obviously correct that your rights were violated at [4]. I've made a few edits which I hope correct that situation. (I haven't looked into the rest of the issues you raise above.) --99of9 (talk) 11:19, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For all your hard work. Trycatch (talk) 17:43, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Thank for all your's amazing work you made for Commons, for Wikipedia, and for the rest of the free content world. Commons really screwed up in your case, but misunderstandings like this sometimes happen -- Commons has millions of pictures, tens of thousands of contributors, and only handful of active admins. I hope you'll forgive Commons for that fuck up, and give it a second chance, but if not, anyway, so long and thank you for dinosaurs. --Trycatch (talk) 17:45, 20 June 2012 (UTC)