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Image Tagging Image:Algazel.jpeg[edit]

Removing text body of notice from gildemax at 20:36, 18 May 2006 (UTC). (See diff ) An anon had removed the attribution info, in case anyone is interested. - BanyanTree 15:07, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

Image:Shoichi Yokoi.JPG[edit]

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Banyan[edit]

Hi ! I took the picture mentioned and I know for sure that the tree in question is not a Banyan (Ficus bengalensis) or even one of the related species. It is one of the strangler figs of the Western Ghats and although I might be able to find the approximate group in due time. It would be best to treat all common names with caution as they are often used for a variety of species that only botanists may be able to distinguish and even that only in flower. Shyamal 12:05, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

Image:Three Dancing Maidens, Central Park.JPG[edit]

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Category:Markets in Egypt[edit]

Hello,

I create categories only when we need them. However, I agree with you: categorizing pictures according to regions of Africa doesn't help browsing, so Category:Markets in North Africa is useless at the moment.

Notice also that Category:North Africa is a category for a region of Africa, and Category:Middle East is a category for a region of Asia. --Juiced lemon 09:03, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Image:Herbiefullyloaded.jpg[edit]

Hi! I have a question for you about that picture: isn't this a movie photo and thus it's copyrighted? I believe someone simply gave it CC license when uploading to Flickr and it was approved by Flickreviewer. If you find some spare time check it for me please. Thanks! Wyglif 14:15, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Marked as copyvio. The bot reviewer just checks if the license here and on Flickr is the same and is totally blind to obvious copyvio, so please just go ahead and appropriately tag images as you find them. Thanks for your help, BanyanTree 22:11, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Image:Alan Light by Alan Light cropped.jpg[edit]

Hi there. I see your point. However, I also note that the caption does state, "Photo is circa 1989 and was set up for a local newspaper photo shoot" [my emphasis], not that it was taken by the newspaper. It's possible that Alan Light also took (or someone else took for him) a second photo at the same time as the newspaper took theirs, over which he owns copyright. I suppose it's a bit difficult to determine which is the case, although Alan Light does seem to respond to queries quite quickly. I don't have a flickr account to contact him though. Cheers, DWaterson 22:32, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Hello, I hadn't read it that way, but you have a point. I have commented out the speedy deletion tag and sent an email to Mr. Light at the address given on his Flickr page to see if he will clarify matters. Thanks, BanyanTree 23:08, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
Whoops, I thought they were the same person! :embarrassed: :-) DWaterson 00:38, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

Ok no excuses[edit]

It's not been a good day. I thought I had looked at your contribs & was happy, then saw ALE!'s comment & followed the link not realising that it was selective. Vote changed back and apologies, like I said - one of those days that proves just how human I am! --Herby talk thyme 18:16, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

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EugeneZelenko 14:51, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Lovecraft's photo[edit]

Hello!! Why have you deleted the lovecraft's photograph? It was taken in 1934, so is in the public domain, as it has more than 50 years... thx! --[jdelrio|http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usuario:Jdelrio] (http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usuario_Discusi%C3%B3n:Jdelrio)

Replied there. - BanyanTree 09:14, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Rfa[edit]

Thanks for the information, I'll archive the rfa myself in this case. --Angelo 01:32, 17 October 2007 (UTC)


Image:Antanas-Zmuidzinavicius-1954-01-namie.jpg[edit]

I would like to ask you to restore Image:Antanas-Zmuidzinavicius-1954-01-namie.jpg. This is a old photo of famous Lithuanian painter. This copy comes from my family archive. We are ready to publish it under GNU FDL. (Probably it is already PD because of oldness.)

Could you say, what information must be provided in the field "source" in this case. --Mykolas OK 11:42, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

Hello, the image description states that the image is from 1954. As {{PD-old}} states, copyright expires 70 years after the death of the copyright holder, in this case the photographer. As the photographer clearly did not die before 1937, it is not in the public domain. The next step is to figure out the identity of the photographer and who holds the copyright. If the photographer was, for example, your grandfather and you, on behalf of his estate, wish to put the photo into the GFDL, that would probably be acceptable. If, for example, a family member bought this photograph, then you and your family have no rights to the image and cannot release it under a free license. I hope that clarifies what is needed. Thanks, BanyanTree 08:34, 25 November 2007 (UTC)

Main Page protection[edit]

Please see this. --Boricuæddie 10:54, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. I have offered my thoughts there. - BanyanTree 11:11, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Image: 2008 Sichuan earthquake extent.svg[edit]

Please see this. Thanks. --JohnnyB 16:10, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Regarding Malabar Whistling Thrush[edit]

Kindly note that Image:Malabar_Whistling_Thrush.jpg is the properly named duplicate of the earlier photo named Image:Malabarwthrust.jpg. Here you replaced the img with the proper name with the older one. I wanted to let you know so that Image:Malabarwthrust.jpg be deleted. The newer one seems to have been deleted instead! Prashanthns (talk) 14:30, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Also, both are same copies of my own photograph. Thanks. Prashanthns (talk) 15:48, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
The deletion and replacement of the two images should have been reversed. Let me know if there's anything else that I can help you with. Thanks, BanyanTree 23:28, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
That was indeed prompt and quick! Thank you very much. Cheers. Prashanthns (talk) 12:22, 17 June 2008 (UTC)


Image:H.W. Temple -RPTS Class of 1887.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for your help with getting a picture of Temple! Nyttend (talk) 13:56, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Sure. There's no need to go through a formal discussion in situations like these. I've speedied the old image. - BanyanTree 22:16, 18 June 2008 (UTC)


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TUSC token f5f2d028ece8917d7555896198a004bc[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

Forgot my password... - BanyanTree 10:01, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

RfA thanks[edit]


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Iohns (talk) 11:27, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Hi

I'm from an online magazine called openDemocracy and we've used your image in an article. Many thanks!


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Sigh. - BanyanTree 23:34, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

Image:Sympetrum frequens on window.JPG[edit]

Could you please change the name of this file to "Sympetrum darwinianum on window"? I only recently learned I had the wrong species name. Thank you! Brian Adler (talk) 04:32, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

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Work done[edit]

I finished your request on Commons:Bots/Work_requests#request_replacing_PD_template Let me know if u need anything else done.--Diaa abdelmoneim (talk) 16:51, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Please as a admin - delete my account User:Jonesy22. I decided to use Unified Login with name Jonesy, old one is useless for me. Thanks.-- Jonesy22 talk 21:58, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi, it looks like you already redirected your user pages, so I don't see what else to do. Since you're still active, under a different name, keeping the old edits in the history is appropriate. Thanks, BanyanTree 23:00, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
But still, because my attempt to use UL at the en wiki fails, it complicates a lot my work on commons. Under UL I use accounts Jonesy (which I want to use) and Jonesy22 (which I don't want to use). Jonesy22 password create a mess for me now. Please delete that account. Thanks a lot.-- Jonesy22 talk 17:49, 30 July 2009 (UTC) alias Jonesy

Commons:Deletion requests/File:CP-Logo.jpg[edit]

Hi BanyanTree, you kept this, but did not supply a reason. I assume you are agreeing with the other two contributors that these are not eligible for copyright. If so, would you please change the licensing tags on the associated images? Thanks and regards, -- ChrisiPK (Talk|Contribs) 13:52, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Done. Thanks for the reminder. - BanyanTree 14:44, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:AyranGetränk.jpg[edit]

Hello. You closed this request, but did not give a reason. For such a long discussion an explanation would be nice. Thanks. feydey (talk) 18:48, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

I made an attempt at an explanation that would include all of the major points made in the discussion. Thanks, BanyanTree 05:36, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! feydey (talk) 14:06, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Lageplan Konzentrationslager Aldeney B.jpg[edit]

I noticed you deleted this image and I was wanting to know why.
The comments by User:Vanjagenije and User:VIGNERON said that it wasn’t a breach of copyright, even in Alderney, and looking at the section quoted by User:Killiondude I can’t see how this applies. The reference to 2 D images only applies to graphic works; this is a memorial plaque, which should be a work of artistic craftsmanship. It’s debatable whether it is even only 2 D seeing as it is metalwork with raised type (like bas relief)
Also, Commons has dozens of images of memorial plaques; are you saying now they are all in breach of copyright? Moonraker12 (talk) 02:13, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

Y'know, in the course of writing a long post, which I've commented out so it's visible in the edit window here, about how this falls between the criteria for braindead required for {{PD-text}} and "artistic craftsmanship" required for UK-FOP, I convinced myself that the plaque could fall under "artistic craftsmanship" if someone in the discussion had made that argument. Given that plaques haven't come up in the courts and I don't have firm guidance, I'm going to reverse myself though it's still a bit of toss-up in my mind. Good on you. - BanyanTree 05:02, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for that
I don’t know a lot about copyright law; I suppose I’m surprised that things in public like hoardings could be copyrighted in the UK, just because they are 2D. And does this apply to things like road signs? Murals? Street names? We’ve got all of them in Commons...
On the subject of authorship ( I read your mull!) wouldn’t that require someone to assert authorship? Put their name on it, for example?
On the difference between a graphic work and a piece of craftsmanship, I was attracted to the idea that a metal plaque had more in common with a piece of ironwork than a poster, and I also thought the raised surface would take it out of the category anyway (as with “fabrics with a highly textured surface including 3D elements”)
On a more pragmatic note, doesn’t copyright only become an issue if someone tries to appropriate the ownership; say, to make money out of it? And doesn’t the fault then lie with the person who takes it? As far as WP goes, isn’t its responsibility limited, the same as any other internet host? If I put an image in Commons, I’m asked about the copyright. If I make a false or incorrect statement, isn’t that my lookout? Isn’t WP’s liability only if it fails to act on a complaint? I'm asking, because there seems like an awful lot of work here, otherwise...Moonraker12 (talk) 17:07, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
You actually state the ambiguity. You think it involves artistic craftsmanship, which would make it copyrightable. The reason FOP exists is to allow people to take pictures of copyrighted works on display display. If it was not copyrightable, and I think we both agree a roadsign saying "Airport next right" is not copyrightable as involving no creativity whatsoever, then FOP would be irrelevant. My initial impression was that these plaques were mass produced, and thus not works of "artistic craftsmanship" and therefore don't fall under FOP, but I can't be sure about the "artistic craftsmanship" involved and so erred towards keeping it, under FOP. Of course, I could be wrong either way. Copyright is often baffling.
As your latter point, I have two points. The first is that the start of a deletion discussion is "a complaint", so we're under some pressure to come up with a decision that isn't obviously an absurd smokescreen to do whatever we want. The second is that the free software/culture movement, in which Commons is deeply embedded, by its nature cares deeply about what is given versus what is taken. Taking a picture from a newswire and posting it to Commons under a fake free license is as much an example of theft as taking a garden gnome off someone's lawn, whether or not you get caught. Just because it's easy doesn't make it ethical. There are many grey areas in copyright, in which Commons will tend to err on the side of keeping because of its ideological bias towards expanding the sphere of "free", and far too much work evaluating images for the number of users we have, but when someone brings up an issue you'll generally find Commons to be quite by-the-book. - BanyanTree 05:27, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Puzzled by Commons:Deletion requests/File:Akulov ia.jpg[edit]

I suppose you meant to write "kept"? See {{PD-Russia-2008}}. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 08:19, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

I have to say that I don't recall, but it seems logical. Changed. - BanyanTree 10:42, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Not really deleted[edit]

You closed Commons:Deletion requests/File:Helge og Yrsa.jpg as deleted, but the file still exists. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 13:21, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

Deleted now. I tried using the new gadgets for deletion discussion closing, since I decided to just churn through a month or two of stale discussions, and found myself doing all sort of weird things. I don't know who decided to make the deletion system so complicated that it can only be efficiently done by scripts, but that person needs to be fired. ;) Thanks for your help. - BanyanTree 10:45, 25 September 2009 (UTC)
I know. I have tried a few non-admin closures, but it is just too much tedious work. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 11:32, 25 September 2009 (UTC)
I've stumbled upon some more of those closed-as-deleted-but-not-deleted DRs of yours (example), so I just deleted the file myself, as I assumed it was just a wrong manipulation on your part. Let me know if you'd prefer to review them yourself (then I could just list them for you). –Tryphon 19:45, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. I think I'll not close any more deletion discussions until I figure out why the script didn't do all that on its own. - BanyanTree 10:13, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Contradictions[edit]

You closed Commons:Deletion requests/File:DIBUJOCARNAVAL 02.jpg as deleted, but on File talk:DIBUJOCARNAVAL 02.jpg you wrote a kept-tag. It looks to me that this was uploaded by the boy's mother, acting on her son's behalf. I think it can be kept. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 18:31, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

Ah well, Tryphon deleted that one now. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 07:10, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Same contradiction on Commons:Deletion requests/File:Lusiadas61.jpg and its talk page. Pretty worthless unsourced image, should be deleted. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 18:49, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

Why interference Category:Gastronomy?[edit]

See also Why interference Category:Gastronomy? (Category:Gastronomy --> Category talk:Gastronomy)--Tom778 (talk) 10:27, 26 October 2009 (UTC)


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File tagging File:Ensign_Kiyoshi_Ogawa.gif[edit]

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File:Charlesreedbishop.jpg[edit]

Thanks for noticing. Regarding my uploading a new version, no, not certain at all about the original photo. That user Gerald Farinas created many pictures five or six years ago and claimed they were all from "state archives". I suspect they were just copied from random web sites. He says he is "on leave". I have been trying to track down better sources for several of them, and this is the closest I could come to this one. The ksbe.edu source (his foundation) says Bishop's age was about 70 at the time. So my guess was that the photo was retouched to make him look better. This seems to be common in those days, there are many examples of people artisitically "enhancing" photos of famous people, often after they are dead. It does show signs of airbrushing, but I am not an expert.

Now that you mention it, there is a bit more white visible in the collar near the bow tie, so it could very well be a different pose. He did live another 30 years. But I still think this is a better photo, and the source it a bit more certain. W Nowicki (talk) 17:59, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

We need your help at the Wikiproject medicine[edit]

Rod of asclepius.png

Hello, On the behalf of the Wikiproject medicine at the en.wikipedia, I am inviting you to be a part of the discussion going on the project's talk page about Patient images, The discussion started after I obtained a permission to more than 23000 dermatology related images, and about 1500 radiology images. As some editors of the Wikiproject medicine have some concerns regarding the policy of using patient images on wikipedia, and regarding patient consents. And they believe that commons policy is not so clear regarding the subject. So since you are the experts please join us at this very important discussion -- MaenK.A.Talk 13:46, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

Map of civil war in DR Congo[edit]

Years ago, you have uploaded that map of DRC. What are the source of the map? I want try to create a map of the today's situation, probably your source was updated since 2005.--Antemister (talk) 12:47, 16 May 2010 (UTC) (German Wikipedia)

Hi, sorry for the delay. I have not been spending much time on-wiki recently.
I honestly don't remember off the top of my head but I think it was a rough tracing from some book or report. Let me look around the books on my shelf and see if I still have the source lying around.
Thanks, BanyanTree 03:14, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
I haven't been able to remember what my original source was and nothing is popping out as I review documents. I'll keep an eye out but I wouldn't hold my breath. Thanks, BanyanTree 10:32, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Not really important, have found several new sources and postet a request at the german map workshop--Antemister (talk) 20:57, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

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Commons:Picture of the Year[edit]

Hi, Need your help on Commons:Picture of the Year, as i wish to check out the pictures & Archives of all the images, which can be viewed/downloaded from here or here. But problem is that links are not working. Please help.(  Abu Torsam  20:57, 9 August 2010 (UTC))

Admin inactivity[edit]

Hello BanyanTree, you might be interested in this discussion: Commons_talk:Administrators/De-adminship#Activity -- A9 (talk) 18:39, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, but I'm not particularly fussed either way. Outside of some very rare spells of whack-a-mole, I only use the mop for some cleanup I come across in my normal (inconsistent) Commons activity, and nobody is going to suffer if that stops. - BanyanTree 03:02, 11 August 2010 (UTC)


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Located in the US, where there is no FOP for non-buildings. --Túrelio (talk) 22:14, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

De-adminship warning[edit]

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Thank you abf «Cabale!» 15:28, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the notice. If I make 5 admin actions in the next 30 days, I'll be sure to sign in as noted. If the community feels that my normal level of activity isn't worthy of the mop, I'm not going to do something unusual to convince them otherwise. Cheers, BanyanTree 06:21, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

Hi BanyanTree,
it seems that you lost your admin bit. Would you mind to remove your userpage from Category:Commons administrators? Thanks. --Túrelio (talk) 18:46, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Sure. Sorry for the delay. - BanyanTree 09:16, 25 May 2011 (UTC)

how to find whether an image is in commons, before uploading the same.[edit]

How to find whether an image is in commons, before uploading the same; Because I have uploaded an image from flickr which is already in commons.wiki. I noted that, when i tried to insert category for that image. That file is [[File:Mimulus aurantiacus-1r.jpg]]. How to avoid this. please inform me . Thank you. -- Raghith (talk) 07:12, 11 April 2011 (UTC)