User talk:Billinghurst

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Your DR closings[edit]

When Steinsplitter's closed the AN/U section on these DR's he made it clear what should happen and I quote The files schould be renomonated for deletion and the DR schlould be closed by an not involved admin after at least 7 days. Can you revert your close. LGA talkedits 05:07, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

And see Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard/User_problems#User:LGA too. Jee 05:14, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
I do not necessarily see the need for renomination, and especially not by you, which was my statement. If it needs to be reopened, it should be by others (similarly non-involved), not by you citing the same argument. I am not an involved administrator, I read what was written in the three places and I have closed it based on the argument. If another reopens it (again not you), then so be it, the discussion will reoccur. I would also ask that you reread Commons:PRP, as you seem to quote it as a throwaway line, there is some clear emphasis there that you seem to have missed.  — billinghurst sDrewth
You are then perfectly entitled to !vote keep on the DR rather than close it, please respect the process Steinsplitter asked to be followed. LGA talkedits 06:28, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
Your reopening the request is somewhere between problematic and vexatious. It is closed, and should not be reopened by you. It was unfortunate that Steinsplitter was less clear on that point. Others are perfectly able to follow Steinsplitter's advice, and there is clear instruction about how and why to reopen DRs. I will add some further information to that close to assist.
Re the complaint about you to which you point. It is worth paying attention to community concern, rather than continuing the same behaviour. Continuing behaviour that is considered disruptive in a community will be managed, whether you wear your underpants on the outside or the inside. A continued perception of righteousness/rightfulness will be problematic without the ability for self-reflection, and the ability to listen.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:37, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Admitted error, Need help to revert[edit]

Hi! Thanks for all the help that you have given me but I need your help again this time regarding one image that I have mistakenly asked for a rename which has been granted before by User:Hedwig in Washington, that should not have been renamed which is File:MRT3MagallanesStationPlatform2.jpg. I have committed a mistake in not considering the difficulties in the current rename so may I please seek your help to revert it to the name prior to that rename which was File:MRT-3 Magallanes Station Platform 2.jpg which is currently a redirect. Please help, Thanks! PhilippineRevolution (talk) 13:23, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

@PhilippineRevolution: Just retag it with {{rename}}  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:42, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
I did what you have told me, hope it gets fixed soon, Thanks again man and Cheers! PhilippineRevolution (talk) 13:57, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
@PhilippineRevolution: not sure which file you have tagged, however, it isn't the above identified file.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:00, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Sorry my mistake my internet have lagged. I have already tagged the file. Cheers! PhilippineRevolution (talk) 14:01, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:06, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

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Thank you for all the help especially in my mistake in requesting for a rename for File:MRT-3 Magallanes Station Platform 2.jpg which you have reverted. PhilippineRevolution (talk) 14:08, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg if that is the worst that you do, SWEET!  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:11, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

File:Gender-Symbol Intersex Alternative dark transparent Background.png[edit]

Hi there, I wanted to follow up on your rejection of the proposed name change. My request sought to match the name of the associated SVG file, but I should also have given more of a rationale about the current misleading name. There are no pages that link to this file because there is no evidence that the symbol is a symbol for intersex. Some pages in Wikipedia on intersex link to other images in Category:Intersexual symbols, but none link to the file in question. There is, in fact, no evidence to support the inclusion of most symbols added by the same user to that category. File:Gender-Symbol_Intersex_Infinity_dark_transparent_Background.png is a notable exception. Trankuility (talk) 15:25, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Use {{other version}} on the alternative files, and categorise appropriately. The reasoning is not valid for a rename, renames are more than a user's opinion. Discuss it with the uploader if you are looking to get some traction.  — billinghurst sDrewth 15:35, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Image still "in use at enWP" and kept as such... isn't (Commons:Deletion requests/File:BCfrontpage.png)[edit]


You kept the image nominated at Commons:Deletion requests/File:BCfrontpage.png on the basis that it was still in use at en.wikipedia. This isn't the case. If you click the "Usage on" link you'll see that- as I said in the original submission- the original article was deleted.

Would appreciate your feedback on this, thanks. Ubcule (talk) 19:42, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

I went off the comment, and the global usage. I have overridden my previous close.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:50, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
Yep, I was going to suggest it might be something to do with caching or a delay in propogating the updated usage info... but then I remembered the article was already deleted when I nominated the image two weeks ago (which was the point!) so I don't think that's the reason. Well, not unless they have *serious* problems in that area! Thanks for the change, Ubcule (talk) 18:41, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Help needed[edit]

Hi! I need your input. This user is globally blocked. As far as I could find out the account seems to be related to our good old friend Geografo23 (according to NLwiki). For now I can't see any edits that are related. Do you want me to put in a CU or can you have a look without bureaucracy? Face-smile.svg --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:45, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Account is locked, so it seems under control.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:05, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
Yes, question is: Is the user that's asking to be unblocked related to Geo? Do you think he's back? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 04:31, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
Geo is around, and there have been plenty of blocks for them around the traps recently. @Trijnstel, Magog the Ogre: this seems to be something that you should handle.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:33, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
Account is Red x.svg stale Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 04:39, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
So, better not to unblock or AGF? *scratch head* :) Thanks for checking Magog! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 04:56, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
I would close it not done on the advice of CU, and tell them if they wish to reopen, then to ping Magog. (show them how)  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:10, 24 June 2014 (UTC)
✓ Done Thanks! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 01:34, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

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)


Hello Billinghurst, thank you for deleting the duplicate File:A Eiche.jpg. Maybe, can you also close Commons:Deletion requests/File:Alte Trauben Eiche.jpg in turn? that is the bigger version which is to be kept. only asking because this is a WLE image and the competition ends soon (and an unnecessary open DR looks a bit bad). Holger1959 (talk) 00:54, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Sure it has[edit]

A source, but apparently User:Look2See1 broke the template with his edit in 2012: [1]. Please remove the template and fix it, I'd do it but I have to run AFK IRL. Cheers, --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 08:51, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:05, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Bigorre04-52.jpg[edit]


I wrote a message to this user explaining that it is not necessary or needed to delete the image if the description is wrong or if the image is misplaced in Wikipedia. Best regards, Yann (talk) 10:06, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Thx. Appreciate the help.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:46, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

R: Redirects should exist for moved long-term files[edit]

Answer in my talk page. Cheers, --DenghiùComm (talk) 14:19, 25 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: [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7]; 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)