User talk:Billinghurst

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TUSC token d91ad562a2ec917955d6510fb2e7bdc6[edit]

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File:Vlad Tepes 001.jpg[edit]

Hi. Thanks for looking into the File:Vlad Tepes 001.jpg, I understand that is not an exact duplicate due to some coloring, but why not universally replace it with a much better quality File:Vlad Tepes 002.jpg, and keep it in Commons if necessary. It is used in 52 articles and they will all benefit from its replacement. Thoughts? --Codrin.B (talk) 08:49, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Because it is a nightmare of choices by looking at the both images and their histories. The wikis are free to choose which version of the image they wish to use without me, or others second guessing.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:08, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
I agree that they are free to choose what they use, but this is what happens many times (I would say 90% of the time), including in this case: 1. Picture of low quality uploaded, 2. Picture of low quality used in many articles, 3. Picture of high quality uploaded, but separate and not instead of the old (user didn't know how to replace the old one or didn't know about it). 4. Article authors never know about the new picture (there is no notification system). So in such cases isn't it better to replace the bad quality picture as duplicate even if it is not 100% identical with the better quality one? Or at least, replace it in articles and yet keep it commons, just in case someone really wants it.--Codrin.B (talk) 09:33, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
This case is not a normal case, as the file overwrite is problematic and the colours are different. In this specific case I am choosing not to act. In others, I may.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:46, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
Ok, fair enough :-) Thanks. --Codrin.B (talk) 09:54, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Deleting duplicates[edit]

Hi billinghurst, I see that you've deleted File:043L20020878 Breitenlee, Umleitung Linie 24A, Oleandergasse, Typ U10.jpg, rather than its duplicate File:043L20020878 Bus, Breitenlee, Umleitung Bus Oleandergasse Rautenweg, Typ U10, Linie 24A.jpg which I marked for deletion. May I ask why? IIRC the new file you deleted had a better description and better categorization, which is why I marked the older one for deletion. darkweasel94 13:42, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

We generally keep the older files where they are duplicates and delete the new files. The new files will not be used off-wiki, so we don't need to create redirects which keeps it cleaner. Descriptions and categorisation are easy things to change.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:45, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Deleting duplicates2[edit]

Hello Billinghurst,

sorry, you made here an unclear explanation: File_talk:Communauté_silhouette.svg (and you had not responded). (Maybe it was probably thought too much that admins verify the files that you delete.) So I must reupload the deleted file? User: Perhelion22:28, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

Answered in situ  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:17, 11 July 2014 (UTC)
Sorry with all due respect, can you understand that I feel me a little bit mocked by you!? User: Perhelion05:47, 13 July 2014 (UTC)
No, why would I want to? AGF.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:24, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done User: Perhelion 14:20, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Regarding File:Flag of the City of Nanjing.svg[edit]

I noticed that you recently declined a rename request for this file. Just to let you know that the image isn't used in any templates within any Wikipedia projects, and in all cases they are simple image placements. --benlisquareTalkContribs 04:41, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

File:WWETag Team Champion Cody Rhodes November 2013.jpg[edit]

Hi, I saw you tagged this file as a copyright violation. However, the bot confirmed the license was correctly applied at the time of the upload, so I added {{Flickr-change-of-license}}. I wanted to remind you that this template exists, so you can mark flickr license changes if you see them in the future. Best regards Hekerui (talk) 12:49, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Sprejem 315 ranjencev na ljubljanskem kolodvoru.jpg[edit]

Hi, you've closed Commons:Deletion requests/File:Sprejem 315 ranjencev na ljubljanskem kolodvoru.jpg as 'deleted', but the file has not been deleted. Can you please correct this? Thanks a lot. --Eleassar (t/p) 14:32, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

The file has been deleted, there is now a redirect to the other image, as per the statement "treated as a duplicate".  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:35, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Deletion reasoning[edit]

I understand that you do not believe having a superior SVG version is a reason for an inferior JPEG/PNG to be deleted, but perhaps you should just ignore my DRs when I use that reasoning in the future, because everyone else seems to disagree. This reasoning is consistently accepted by other admins. See these DRs where other admins all agree: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6]; and when I renominate your closures they are deleted.

I only nominate newly-uploaded images under this reasoning when there is a pre-existing SVG version, I do not nominate JPEG/PNG images that are already here (unlike some users) because that does not meet the deletion criteria. Fry1989 eh? 20:09, 14 July 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for moved that. Uğurkent (talk) 09:50, 25 July 2014 (UTC)