User talk:Avraham

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Mounbatten 22 Allan Warren[edit]

Thanks for that. --Tagishsimon (talk) 10:02, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

My pleasure -- Avi (talk) 15:29, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

Help: no-FoP Italy[edit]

Hi. When you have a moment, could you do me a favor. I decided to occupy my time to list the no-FoP files in Italy. It has been a long and difficult work that needs to be reviewed by administrators. Please, could you check if everything is correct on User:Raoli/Deletion requests/FoP Italy? Thanks! Raoli ✉ (talk) 23:18, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Latern in Vipava[edit]

Hi, sorry to bother you, but I really have to disagree with you on the closing rationale of Commons:Deletion requests/File:Vipava Tabor Turm Laterne Detail 15092007 44.jpg: it's a lamp, not a sculpture. Well, per Article 5.10 of the Slovene copyright act, "works of applied art and industrial design" are copyrightable too. This lamp clearly belongs in this category and is original enough to be copyrightable. As to the wall and the wire, what creative element do you see on them? Thanks and regards. --Eleassar (t/p) 09:12, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

From w::Industrial design: "Industrial design is the use of a combination of applied art and applied science to improve the aesthetics, ergonomics, functionality, and usability of a product, but it may also be used to improve the product's marketability and production." Where do you see that in that lamp? It was about as functional as can be; frame, glass, and support. More specifcically, from w:Industrial design rights in the European Union (slightly paraphrased), "Designs may be protected if they are novel, that is if no design identical or differing only in immaterial details has been made available to the public or they have individual character, that is the "informed user" would find the overall impression different from other designs which are available to the public. Where a design forms part of a more complex product, the novelty and individual character of the design are judged on the part of the design which is visible during normal use. Designs are not protected insofar as their appearance is wholly determined by their technical function, or by the need to interconnect with other products to perform a technical function (the "must-fit" exception).". The lamp does not seem to fall in either category; it is just a lamp attached to a wall. However, if you really feel strongly about it, open a new discussion with more evidence; I will not close it. -- Avi (talk) 14:04, 10 January 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for a detailed answer. I'll think about this, but will probably not renominate the file. --Eleassar (t/p) 14:24, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Porsche crests[edit]

Hello Avi,

could you please take a look at this discussion. I ask for your opinion cause you were the closing admin in this discussion (back in November 2009), which was about the same topic. Best regards.--FAEP (talk) 13:13, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for the notice. -- Avi (talk) 16:14, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Metadata contains personal information[edit]

Hi Avraham, after an exhaustive effort trying to find the answer on my own, I decided to contact you. I accidentally included my (real) name in the metadata of a photo I uploaded, located here. I have absolutely no idea how to delete (or hide) it. My name appears under "user comments" in the EXIF data. Thank you very much for your time! --Hoosier1820 (talk) 20:51, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Hoosier. The fastest and most private way to handle personal information issues is to contact the Wikimedia Commons Oversight team at Although ombudsmen are expected to minimize their use of the tools to prevent any conflicts of interest, a few years ago, the foundation lifted the actual restrictions against such use. As you said you made an exhaustive effort, I figured time was of the essence, so I have downloaded the file, erased that entry from the EXIF, re-uploaded it, and suppressed the initial file. I also slightly changed the license template to clarify that you are the copyright holder and should get the attribution. Good Luck! -- Avi (talk) 23:32, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much Avraham! I greatly, greatly, greatly appreciate your efforts on my behalf. You are a true professional! --Hoosier1820 (talk) 14:56, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Image permission[edit]

Hi Avraham. I recently uploaded 2 images and emailed the creators permission. It now says that it isn't sufficient permission, but I hve no idea why. Please help me sort this out. Dovikap (talk) 14:18, 14 July 2014 (UTC)


I noticed no recent oversight actions. Unless you have to be an admin, I would be available to take your place as an Oversighter. I mostly do graphs and charts, and have done about 1,000 of these. Right now I am mostly working on creating and translating SVG images. Apteva (talk) 04:33, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

I have pulled back from actively oversighting as I am currently a sitting Ombudsman for the Wikimedia Foundation, and so voluntarily minimized my activities which relate to privacy issues so that it would be less likely I need to recuse myself should a case arise. In time sensitive cases I will still act, but that has rarely been the case this year. What is preventing you from requesting Oversight privileges on your own? -- Avi (talk) 08:03, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
Nothing really. Of the several items that I needed to be oversighted recently, all but one were done in a very timely manner, with that one taking a little over two hours. Apteva (talk) 22:24, 13 January 2015 (UTC)