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Busy desk.svg Please be patient as I might be off the net or need to stay focused on other matters, and would find it tricky to keep an eye on messages. I normally reply within a day and I will be notified by email if this page changes.
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Shortly after Wikimedia UK refused my membership of the UK charity (I am the only person this has ever happened to), I have been kicked out of OTRS as a volunteer with no clear reason other than no longer being a member of my local chapter. Consequently I am now unable to help others on Commons with OTRS tickets. I started helping with OTRS in 2010 and understand it well, helping to lead a training workshop in 2012, which has since turned out to be the only 'official' workshop for volunteers. Should anyone want advice on the nature of liability, or how it is neither a secure nor confidential system, I would be happy to advise based on my experience as a volunteer over the last 4 years.


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  1. Monitor Commons:Requests for comment/Batch categorization requirements
  2. Repair Geograph templates in line with WSC's suggestions #Geograph problem raised: Nov 2012
  3. Consider WSC's request on under-categorized images #Nuther Geograph problem raised: Nov 2012
  4. LACMA M.2007.224.4 seems to be wrong at source.
  5. RFC on D codes (based on a dream).
  6. Explore http://curtis.library.northwestern.edu/curtis/weblinks.html as a possible source
  7. Chisel away at the list on Category talk:Images from USC Digital Library uploaded by Fæ (check needed)
  8. Library of Congress 100mb+ files
    1. An ocean of motion about Spanish commotions or the windy explosion of pot-hous oration LCCN2003681692 105MB Done
    2. Consular games - the game of brag - the game of hazard LCCN2003689149 113MB Done
    3. The eclipse at an end - and political tilting discovered LCCN2003689150 100MB Done
    4. http://lccn.loc.gov/2003689153 101MB
    5. http://lccn.loc.gov/2003689154 100MB
    6. The washing-tub expedition LCCN2003689156 115MB
    7. St. James's volunteers firing at a target at Kilburn Wells LCCN2003689161 140MB Done
    8. The father of the family takeing (sic) his eldest boy from school LCCN2006675448 TIFF (168.4mb)
    9. The dextrous trimmer or Pool Pill Garlick left in the suds LCCN2006676836 TIFF (118.0mb)
    10. Hell in triumph or The devil has got his own LCCN2006677045 TIFF (119.7mb)
    11. Fox's martyrs or The patriots in limbo LCCN2006678061 TIFF (183.9mb)
    12. John Bull fighting the French single handed LCCN2006678160 TIFF (110.8mb)
    13. King Joe disposing of his Spanish crown !!! LCCN2006678169 TIFF (113.4mb)
    14. Puck's palete LCCN2011660542 TIFF (141.1mb)
    15. A " bogus" cremation for the benefit of the "life-long Democrats" LCCN2011661357 TIFF (143.3mb)
    16. Thanksgiving day, 1885 LCCN2011661359 TIFF (142.5mb)
    17. The carol of the "waits" LCCN2011661367 TIFF (143.4mb)
    18. The old and the new year LCCN2011661369 TIFF (138.6mb)
    19. City flowers LCCN2011661371 TIFF (139.7mb)
    20. Our Japanese village LCCN2011661373 TIFF (139.7mb)
    21. Snowed in LCCN2011661375 TIFF (143.4mb)
    22. The angel of peace LCCN2011661377 TIFF (143.9mb)
    23. The Administration sawmill LCCN2011661379 TIFF (138.5mb)
    24. The one man power in our jury system LCCN2011661381 TIFF (143.0mb)
    25. Don't they wish they had never taken hold of it! LCCN2011661383 TIFF (137.4mb)
    26. The pirate publisher - an international burlesque that has has the longest run on record LCCN2011661385 TIFF (141.8mb)
    27. Cleveland's entry into Washington - March 4th. 1885 LCCN2011661387 TIFF (142.4mb)
    28. President Cleveland and his cabinet LCCN2011661426 TIFF (134.5mb)
    29. History repeats itself LCCN2011661430 TIFF (144.4mb)
    30. U.S. Grant LCCN2011661433 TIFF (141.7mb)
    31. The night mare LCCN2006678665 TIFF (140.2mb)
    32. The attack on our outer ramparts - first the house of refuge - then the public schools - then - the Constitution! LCCN2011661440 TIFF (143.7mb)
    33. "Peace" assured LCCN2011661446 TIFF (146.5mb)
    34. A view in Spain LCCN2006678817 TIFF (127.4mb)
    35. "Sheol" LCCN2011661750 TIFF (141.3mb)
    36. Two political paths LCCN2011661754 TIFF (140.9mb)
    37. Scientists assert that all diseases can be prevented by inoculation LCCN2011661758 TIFF (144.3mb)
    38. Harmony and envy LCCN2011661762 TIFF (141.7mb)
    39. The administration's hardest job LCCN2011661766 TIFF (143.5mb)
    40. In memoriam U.S. Grant LCCN2011661768 TIFF (140.2mb)
    41. Puck's political hunting-ground - how he has made game of the politicians LCCN2011661812 TIFF (141.7mb)
    42. Puck's notion of the kind of fancy-dress charity ball that would be a real, solid financial success LCCN2011661816 TIFF (141.1mb)
    43. This is what the "freedom of worship" bill means - can we hold the evil in check? LCCN2011661820 TIFF (141.6mb)
    44. Noxious growths in liberty's grounds LCCN2011661824 TIFF (141.7mb)
    45. The pyrrhic victory of the Mulligan guards in Maine LCCN2011661828 TIFF (147.4mb)
    46. A hard pull LCCN2011661832 TIFF (141.4mb)
    47. Hell broke loose, or, The murder of Louis, vide, the account of that unfortunate monarch's execution LCCN2006680657 TIFF (153.5mb)
    48. The false "friend of the workingman" LCCN2011661836 TIFF (142.3mb)
    49. Helping the rascals in - a burglarious scheme that may be suddenly spoiled LCCN2011661838 TIFF (144.7mb)
    50. Men may come, and men may go; but the work of reform shall go on forever LCCN2011661843 TIFF (141.0mb)
    51. "The Mulligan guard lies, but - surrenders" LCCN2011661847 TIFF (143.8mb)
    52. The transfusion of blood - may the operation prove a success! LCCN2012645151 TIFF (144.8mb)
    53. The World's International and Cotton Centennial Exposition, New Orleans, La., open from Dec. 1st 1884 to May 31st 1885 LCCN2012645153 TIFF (142.2mb)
    54. Crowding the cabinet-making business LCCN2012645155 TIFF (143.0mb)
    55. Puck's review of the past year LCCN2012645159 TIFF (141.1mb)
    56. Preserve your forests from destruction, and protect your country from floods and drought LCCN2012645164 TIFF (140.3mb)
    57. The contest of beauty LCCN2012645168 TIFF (139.9mb)
    58. Arlequin sur l'Hippogryphe a la croisade Lojoliste LCCN2006681091 TIFF (184.6mb)
    59. Het lusthuys van Pater Peters, en de Jesuwijten en Munniken, ontdekt door LCCN2006681092 TIFF (176.8mb)
    60. Passing everything on the road LCCN2012645172 TIFF (142.1mb)
    61. A desperate attempt to solve the mormon question LCCN2012645174 TIFF (140.8mb)
    62. A lenten dream LCCN2012645182 TIFF (143.6mb)
    63. Leap-year LCCN2012645186 TIFF (142.9mb)
    64. Democracy's disastrous egg-dance LCCN2012645191 TIFF (141.8mb)
    65. Blaine O'Maine LCCN2012645195 TIFF (139.8mb)
    66. Boney at Bayonne blowing a Spanish bubble LCCN2006681466 TIFF (117.7mb)
    67. Boney bringing home the truth from Spain LCCN2006681467 TIFF (113.7mb)
    68. Two of a kind LCCN2012645199 TIFF (147.0mb)
    69. A Spanish joke !!! LCCN2006681484 TIFF (112.4mb)
    70. More than she can carry LCCN2012645201 TIFF (143.1mb)
    71. An unpleasant ride through the presidential "haunted forest" LCCN2012645205 TIFF (144.6mb)
    72. The writing on the wall LCCN2012645210 TIFF (141.2mb)
    73. "A sail! A sail!!" LCCN2012645216 TIFF (145.3mb)
    74. A flag the Independents will fight under LCCN2012645250 TIFF (147.0mb)
    75. He can't beat his own record LCCN2012645419 TIFF (143.9mb)
    76. Raising the funds to buy the presidency LCCN2012645430 TIFF (141.8mb)
    77. The new Democratic eucalyptus tree purifies a political morass LCCN2012645434 TIFF (145.0mb)
    78. The universal church of the future - from the present religious outlook LCCN2012645438 TIFF (138.5mb)
    79. The great floods of 1883 - Germany's need and America's aid LCCN2012645440 TIFF (139.2mb)
    80. Our imitative "aristocracy" LCCN2012645446 TIFF (138.2mb)
    81. The end of a bad show LCCN2012645452 TIFF (137.5mb)
    82. "Take the next car!" LCCN2012645454 TIFF (139.2mb)
    83. The U.S. Hotel badly needs a "bouncer" LCCN2012645460 TIFF (138.0mb)
    84. The great advertising ball of the season LCCN2012645462 TIFF (138.3mb)
    85. Democratic harmony under the Jeffersonian banner LCCN2012645468 TIFF (140.4mb)
    86. The greatest show on earth - "who can ride the mule?" LCCN2012645470 TIFF (141.6mb)
    87. Life's ups-and-downs - Puck's improvement on Cole's "Voyage of Life" LCCN2012645495 TIFF (139.9mb)
    88. The operatic war in New York LCCN2012645537 TIFF (136.0mb)
    89. Let us have a good bankruptcy law, as a protection against the "preferred creditor" swindle LCCN2012645556 TIFF (134.6mb)
    90. Thanksgiving LCCN2012645611 TIFF (135.1mb)
    91. How to keep a girl LCCN2012645613 TIFF (135.8mb)
    92. Christmas at Washington LCCN2012645617 TIFF (140.3mb)
    93. The convention makers LCCN2006684142 TIFF (104.3mb)
    94. Reason against unreason LCCN2012645621 TIFF (127.5mb)
    95. Licensed wreckers - in the hands of the receivers LCCN2012645631 TIFF (126.3mb)
    96. Under false colors LCCN2012645633 TIFF (126.9mb)
    97. Rushing the season LCCN2012645638 TIFF (128.4mb)
    98. The declaration of dependence LCCN2012645642 TIFF (127.7mb)
    99. Longfellow LCCN2012647200 TIFF (128.4mb)
    100. Beyond control LCCN2012647204 TIFF (129.9mb)
    101. Speaker Keifer's kaleidoscopic speech, at the N.Y. Chamber of Commerce banquet, held at Delmonico's, May 9th, 1882 LCCN2012647206 TIFF (130.2mb)
    102. Science, or sport? - A modern spectacle after an old model LCCN2012647208 TIFF (129.3mb)
    103. True reform of Parliament,-i.e.-patriots lighting a revolutionary-bonfire in new Palace Yard LCCN2006684995 TIFF (105.2mb)
    104. First annual picnic of the "Knights of Labor" - more fun for the spectators than for the performers LCCN2012647217 TIFF (133.2mb)
    105. The murderer's straight route to heaven - bringing religion into disrepute LCCN2012647219 TIFF (130.9mb)
    106. Venison & Claret, or Sr. Humpy. Haunch, Bart. of Glutton Hall LCCN2006685173 TIFF (118.8mb)
    107. Roast beef & port or Bully Bramble Esqr., Justice of Peace in Wasp Town LCCN2006685175 TIFF (115.3mb)
    108. A summer smoke-cloud LCCN2012647234 TIFF (131.7mb)
    109. Congressional cracksmen LCCN2012647268 TIFF (124.6mb)
    110. Uncle Sam's neglected farm LCCN2012647270 TIFF (127.7mb)
    111. The deadly upas tree of Wall Street LCCN2012647280 TIFF (127.2mb)
    112. Cut-throat business in Wall Street. How the inexperienced lose their heads LCCN2012647282 TIFF (126.4mb)
    113. Garfield LCCN2012647283 TIFF (129.7mb)
    114. Our Indian policy - a house of cards LCCN2012647285 TIFF (128.8mb)
    115. A grand Shakesperian (sic) revival LCCN2012647290 TIFF (130.5mb)
    116. Puck's own Yorktown celebration LCCN2012647294 TIFF (128.6mb)
    117. "Sic 'em!" LCCN2012647297 TIFF (128.0mb)
    118. Escaping from the old shell LCCN2012647300 TIFF (133.9mb)
    119. Broken banks - defaulting cashiers - negligent directors - who is responsible? LCCN2012647302 TIFF (130.0mb)
    120. The " enfant ter(ri)ble" of Europe LCCN2012648777 TIFF (146.2mb)
    121. Throw 'em out! LCCN2012648781 TIFF (149.3mb)
    122. The modern colossus of (rail) roads LCCN2014645351 TIFF (139.3mb)
    123. The freedom of election or hunt-ing for popularity and plumpers for Maxwell LCCN2006688902 TIFF (118.5mb)
    124. Constitutional Club LCCN2006690504 TIFF (143.6mb)
    125. The sour prospect before us, or The ins throwing up LCCN2006690521 TIFF (101.1mb)
    126. The life of William-Cobbett, -written by himself. No. 8 LCCN2007677435 TIFF (110.0mb)
    127. -Affairs. The sweet prospect behind us, or The outs in office LCCN2007677506 TIFF (101.1mb)
    128. Represantant d'une grande nation LCCN2010647164 TIFF (170.2mb)


Commons:Categories and please avoid "over-categorization"[edit]

Hi, as imho pointed before in ~March 2004, some categories have been tagged as {categorize}, therefore p.e. that edit has been fixed. Please also check Commons:categories and avoid so-called "over-categorization", among them categories of countries, cities etc. Best regards, Roland zh (talk) 19:07, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

I'll take a look at ensuring that categories with the diffusion template are skipped. It may take until Tuesday though. -- (talk) 23:27, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
@Roland zh: Out of interest, I have been running a (slow) script to sniff through the Wellcome images and out of over 7,000 files checked so far, not one appears to have been in a diffusion category. I'm pretty sure it's working correctly, just a surprising lack of suspect images. -- (talk) 19:46, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
Okay, a second way of doing this shows something like 1/20 categories I'm using is a candidate for removing. Sorting this out as housekeeping... -- (talk) 09:59, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
thx and just fyki, above mentioned example (October 12) of some more for your 'housekeeping': 1) Category:Tamil Nadu + Category:India + Category:Fishing + Category:Market + etc or 2) Category:Snakes + Category:Serpent + Category:Dancing + Category:India + Category:Kerala + Category:Snake and so on. Kindly regards, Roland zh (talk) 17:51, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
Raised on the project page, along with my fix, at Commons:Batch_uploading/Wellcome_Images#Avoiding_over-categorization. -- (talk) 13:00, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Anna Margaretha van Petcum (1676-1745). Echtgenote van Johan Arnold Zoutman Rijksmuseum SK-A-2804.jpeg[edit]

Hi Fæ, You uploaded this file. But because of a mistake by the Rijksmuseum you accidentally uploaded the wrong file. This should be this young lady. The portrait of the man with the powdered wig is actually number SK-A-2084 and can be found at File:Zelfportret Rijksmuseum SK-A-2084.jpeg. If you have a moment, could you look at this. Regards, Vincent Steenberg (talk) 09:58, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done Good spot. As this looks like a one-off error, I have re-uploaded manually. -- (talk) 10:12, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. I didn't see it at first, but after some purging and F5-ing I did. Regards, Vincent Steenberg (talk) 14:51, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Crescent City[edit]

I saw that this got archived. Was anyone still following up on it? --Auntof6 (talk) 00:08, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

I had left it, as I feel unknowledgeable with regard to location. It may be worth chasing up on en.wp where there is a more active project area for NRHP. -- (talk) 12:21, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Notification about possible deletion[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg Some contents have been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether they should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at their entry.

If you created these pages, please note that the fact that they have been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with them, such as a copyright issue.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!


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Affected:

And also:

--  Gazebo (talk) 09:19, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Pamphlet; The medical consequences of nuclear war Wellcome L0075369.jpg[edit]

File:Pamphlet; The medical consequences of nuclear war Wellcome L0075369.jpg (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)
Commons:Deletion requests/File:Pamphlet; The medical consequences of nuclear war Wellcome L0075369.jpg Prosfilaes (talk) 04:57, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Confusion re use of Public Domain image - additional comment[edit]

Dear Fae,

I refer to your earlier response of 10th October to my question regarding the IWM comment attached to Wikipedia Commons images of WW2 that they are being released under a non-commercial IWM licence.

In particular you referred me to your correspondence with the IWM last year and I have been reading this again. In particular, in early January, they said that:

i.e. However, IWM also wants to support and encourage public access to our collection by offering low resolution images suitable for online use under a non-commercial licence on our website. We are happy for you to download or embed images from our site for use on Wikimedia Commons under our IWM non-commercial licence.

I see that you then re-approached them on 27th January, 2013, basically challenging them by saying that they could not claim new copyright simply by reproducing or rescanning an earlier Crown Copyright expired image and then saying this was being issued under a IWM non-commercial licence.

I wonder whether you ever received a response from the IWM to that e-mail. This is of particular importance to me as the book on which I am working, and into which I would like to insert a number of WW2 images placed on Wikipedia Commons via the IWM, will technically be sold commercially - even if only a few hundred books will be sold and for which I am still likely to be out of pocket. I therefore wish to be certain that I am doing nothing illegal as far as IWM is concerned by using those images under the Public Domain licence in that the original Crown Copyright licence over those images has long since expired. The book will be published in the UK

Can you give me any final comfort that I can rely on the Public Domain licence and ignore any reference to the non-commercial use comment by the IWM which still accompanies all their images?

Thanks again,

Ian

The only responses I have are published on the page you looked at. The IWM is welcome to contact me again. You can have my amateur opinion, as someone who is not a lawyer but has uploaded over 600,000 images to Wikimedia Commons. In this case, there are a few components:
  1. The "sweat of the brow" involved is non-existent for almost all expired Crown Copyright images hosted by IWM. There has been no digital or physical restoration by curators, there has only been scanning of images, and in some cases negatives. Where photographs have been taken of 2D artworks, these are purely intended to be faithful reproductions, so there is no additional creative component that might be relevant under UK law. Lastly, there has been no additional research at the time of digitization, as far as I can see. The categorization and description of images remains pretty much as it was when the images were placed in the archives. Note that any "sweat of the brow" argument is irrelevant for images hosted on servers in the USA and the WMF has firmly rejected this as a reason to create new copyright on public domain works.
  2. Individual downloads from the IWM website cannot be challenged as systematic misuse of their website. The website terms might prohibit download of high resolution images. However if you are a reuser of the same Public Domain material from elsewhere, such as Wikimedia Commons, then any website terms on the IWM site are irrelevant as you would not be going near their website.
  3. Fees that the IWM may wish to charge are for reproduction services, not copyright. This is clear enough in their website contract. Consequently any payment would be for optional services, and has no implication for copyright. In particular, the IWM has no lawful basis to charge for copyright payments on works they cannot demonstrate they hold the copyright for; this is easy to understand in cases of Crown Copyright works and expired Crown Copyright works that they hold copies of.
  4. The risk you would take in publishing expired Crown Copyright works in a book is none. Many years have passed since "sweat of the brow" was bandied around as a blight on public domain works in the UK. To this date nobody has had to pay damages or been prosecuted by anyone. It is not in the interests of any institution that demands money for "sweat of the brow" to have the law clarified as they rely on the effect of the perceived "risk" rather than wanting to make a claim of damages that would be rejected by any judge worth their salt. However, you could do as I did, and write to the IWM IP manager and explain your intentions and ask if there is any legal reason for you not to proceed that they can put forward. This at least puts the ball in their court and you can have any response checked over by an IP lawyer or your future publisher (and perhaps make it available to educate contributors like me on Commons).
Let me know how it goes. Smile fasdfdsfoiueire.svg -- (talk) 14:31, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

NYPL fire insurance maps[edit]

Thank you for your excellent work. I've started a discussion on subcategorizartion of them at Commons:Categories for discussion/2014/10/Category:Sanborn maps of Manhattan. If interested, please comment. Thank you. Vzeebjtf (talk) 17:48, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for looking into it. I doubt there will be any controversy. Smile fasdfdsfoiueire.svg -- (talk) 17:59, 22 October 2014 (UTC)