User talk:Ency

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Hello, how is Image:Birkenau plan obecny.jpg liscensed? Is it your drawing or has the author given the permission? -- Simplicius 16:46, 19 Feb 2005 (UTC)

  • Now this image (and Auschwitz too) is not under proper licence, so they are not used in PlWiki. I work to process those images that they will be my and then I overwrite them. Ency 05:31, 6 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Untagged images[edit]

There is on Commons:Untagged images a list of images you uploaded and forgot to tag. Cheers —FoeNyx 12:02, 9 Apr 2005 (UTC)


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Image:Katyn-ZdjLotn1.jpg[edit]

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Image:W-M-Zarubin.JPG[edit]

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Thuresson 29 June 2005 00:57 (UTC)

Katyn-ZdjLotn1.jpg[edit]

You claim that this is a photo taken by Germans in 1943. German copyright law protects photos by anonymous for 70 years after publication, e.g. until 2013. Please explain why you claim this photo is in the public domain. Thuresson 6 July 2005 16:32 (UTC)


Image:Auschwitz plan obecny.jpg[edit]

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Thuresson 23:34, 9 July 2005 (UTC)


Image:PrzeciwPO.jpg[edit]

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Thuresson 13:34, 24 July 2005 (UTC)


Image:Birkenau ruins.jpg[edit]

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Image Tagging Image:Katyn3.jpg[edit]

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Thanks for uploading Image:Katyn3.jpg. I notice the image page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear. If you have not created this media yourself then you need to argue that we have the right to use the media on Wikimedia Commons (see copyright tagging below). If you have not created the media yourself then you should also specify where you found it, i.e., in most cases link to the website where you got it, and the terms of use for content from that page.

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Image Tagging Image:Katyn2.jpg[edit]

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Image Tagging Image:Modigliani Akhmatova.jpg[edit]

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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Ency!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:

Uploadwizard-categories.png

2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]
[[Category:Comets]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

BotMultichillT (talk) 05:47, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

File:KatynPL-mogily.jpg i File:KatynPL-grobyBS.jpg[edit]

You write that "Obtain with permission for PD use from Smolensk Memoryal (Alyeksyey Melkin)". This not only contradicts "Own work" (who took the photos?), but if they were released by somebody else into public domain, you need to send the email confirming that to WP:OTRS. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 16:23, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

Well, you are right. I got release confirmation from Mr. Melkin by phone talk many (wiki)years ago, and now it isn't enought to satisfy current our rules. So I nominated the two photos to deletion. Now I have not time to get suitable permission from Mr. Melkin, send to OTRS and so on, sorry. Ency (talk) 12:39, 7 June 2011 (UTC)