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Hi Fastily, my name is Louis de Gouyon Matignon, I am 23 years old and I am from France. I just wanted to tell you that I am the owner of the 2 images you deleted this morning on Wikimedia Commons (Parti européen - Logo) + (Parti européen - Affiche).

The first image you deleted was on : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_de_Gouyon_Matignon The second on : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parti_europ%C3%A9en

I swear that I am the owner. I am also aware of the law, and I am responsible for the use of those images. Could you put them back on Wikimedia Commons ?

Thanks,

Louis

Please send an email to OTRS and explain your situation to them. If all is found to be in order, they will restore the file for you -FASTILY 21:08, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Ouch! (File:Kookabura sitting in the old gum tree.JPG)

Have a look at this AN reply of mine. I've reverted myself so as not to look like too much of a jackass... I still got a laugh out of it atleast... INeverCry 08:53, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

And see his edits like this, even though he reverted it later. IMHO, he is begging for another block. Jee 09:10, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Nim's a bit out there, but his comment "I would like it deleted by tonight 11:59am Perth Time" had me laughing. I don't know if he meant it to be funny, but he scored on that one. INeverCry 09:32, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
Wow, I didn't even know he cross-posted that to AN o_o I honestly don't quite know what to say -FASTILY 06:11, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
It's all good - Nim's not an easy guy to follow. His comment still makes me smile even now though. Not just 11:59am, but 11:59am Perth Time - that's classic. Face-tongue.svg INeverCry 06:48, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
See another edit. Jee 06:13, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
And now. Jee 07:19, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Ticket#2014082710018373

Hello Fastly, you have deleted image Spannwegbrücke Sophiental 1928. Yesterday I have send the following to Mikemoral: Hallo Mikemoral or with music: Mikemoral♪♫, hello OTRS Noticeboard, user Fastily löschte Seite File:Spannwegbrücke Sophiental 1928.jpg on 21:56, 4. Okt. 2014, reason: No permission since 26 September 2014. I posted the permission to OTRS on 28. Sept. 2014 (see above)and see delinker log: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Log?page=File:Spannwegbr%C3%BCcke_Sophiental_1928.jpg The file is deleated. What now? Is there a possibility to restore? Or is there another reason for deleation? Or have I something done wrong? Sorry, I am not very good in english. --Steppengras (Diskussion) 21:08, 6 October 2014 (UTC) Now I thing it is better, to send my questions to you. --Steppengras (talk) 07:16, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

I just wanted to make note that we've received an email in OTRS as ticket:2014082710018373. The permissions-de queue is rather backlogged and I don't want to answer a ticket in German because I don't think my German is good enough for that (though it seems like everything is clear). —Mikemoral♪♫ 18:49, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
Well, an OTRS member has to approve the ticket before the file can be restored, so if you're not comfortable doing it, then we'll have to wait for somebody who is :/ -FASTILY 19:30, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Please delete the image

Hey Mate,

Well done. Now I have a massive favour for you.

This File *File:Mercedes Benz ML300 CDI (2011).JPG has the same name as *File:Mercedes ML300 CDI.jpg If you have time find the one that is a better quality and keep that one but delete the one that is worser quality. You don't have to but I would highly recommend you do so. It is your choice so you do not have to do it but it is the same.

EurovisionNim 01:02, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Done for File:Mercedes ML300 CDI.jpg. Cheers, FASTILY 01:29, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
See this too. Jee 02:42, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

This is not needed Jeevan

EurovisionNim 03:09, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

@Fastily: I got a mail from EurovisionNim stating "please stop bullying me". I didn't see anywhere I bullied him; The only think I did so far is to bring the attentions of admins about the cross postings and requests which usually unseen by busy admins. Here he made a normal DR for the original image and a request here for the derivative work stating "duplicate". So at the end, both get deleted unless carefully handled by admins. I noticed his conflicts with a user in Project Automobiles at EN too. Jee 03:27, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Restoration

Please, check this undeletion request.--Coentor (talk) 07:38, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Please see also File:RandiLogo2.JPG. In my speedy deletion rationale I had explicitely asked to only remove the first revision of the file. I had uploaded a cropped version that was PD-textlogo and could've have stayed without a problem. De728631 (talk) 18:15, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Fixed, hope that helps -FASTILY 19:32, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the quick service. :) De728631 (talk) 19:23, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Please verify which is a better image

Hey buddy

I need to ask you a favour. Which image is better quality. *File:IMG 0606 副本.jpg or *File:2013 Mercedes ML350.JPG because with this image *File:IMG 0606 副本.jpg I actually replaced it thinking that my image is better quality but I want you to be the judge. Please reply as soon as you can as then I can revert my edit off.

EurovisionNim 06:42, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

IMO both are perfectly fine. If you'd like the community to critique your photography, please check out Commons:Photography critiques -FASTILY 21:22, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Deleted File:Jeffrey Jones.jpg

Not being the owner of the image, I was unaware of any action that would lead to the deleting of File:Jeffrey Jones.jpg. It was a file uploaded by the creator of the work, so I was surprised find that it was deleted. Can you point me to the log that would identify the issues with the file? Now that it has been deleted, is there any other way to recreate the file, other than for the author to upload it, again? The creator of the file does not regularly visit Wikimedia. Sincerely, HopsonRoad (talk) 15:01, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Please have the owner email COM:OTRS. If everything is found to be in order, they will restore the file -FASTILY 19:30, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
I can do that, but since the owner had an account in Wikimedia Commons and used the guided process for uploading, I'm pretty sure that there was a CC 4.0 license when the image was first uploaded. It's possible that, since Jones is a controversial figure, someone could have removed the license from the file. Perhaps you could check on what the original state of the file was after the upload and determine whether it had been tampered with. Since the image was uploaded by a noted photographer, Greg Gorman, in January, it would surprise me that only recently would the issue of a license would arise. Thank you for looking into this matter. Sincerely, HopsonRoad (talk) 21:33, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
I see no instance in the deleted revs where a license tag was removed. I do see a concern raised about the authorship details of the image (it appears elsewhere on the internet), meaning this will have to be resolved via COM:OTRS. -FASTILY 21:22, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your reply, Fastily. The sole example of that image that I find by Google search is the now-deleted file. This would lead me to conclude that the assertion that it is found elsewhere is incorrect. If it were on another website, due diligence would require confirmation that the image antedated its appearance in Wikimedia, since it would be legitimate for the image to coexist under the CC license. I would ask that someone to verify that assertion to confirm that it was a legitimate basis for deleting the file.

Even if that problem existed, since the image is now deleted, how would the author make reference in an OTRS request to an image that doesn't now exist, but which he properly uploaded in the first place? While I would ask that someone inspect the initial state of the file after upload and review whether there was a defect at that time, would it not be more expedient for the uploader to simply repeat the process with the same file name? Sincerely, HopsonRoad (talk)

Sorry for not being clear; allow me to clarify. The file was flagged as missing clear evidence of permission (e.g. it appears elsewhere on the internet, was uploaded by somebody claiming to have publication permission/authorization from the copyright holder, OR was professional quality photo uploaded by a new account with minimal contributions) for over seven days (upon which it is eligible for on-sight speedy deletion). The uploader, User:Greg Gorman is a newly created account with a single contribution: File:Jeffrey Jones.jpg, which is a professional quality photo of a notable individual. While I'm not making any assumptions as to whether Mr. Gorman is engaging in any sort of license laundering or creating copyright violations, we do require professional photo submissions from new accounts to have COM:OTRS permission so as to distinguish legitimate contributions from vandals impersonating users and creating copyright violations (fun stat: Commons gets over 10,000 new photos a day, about 1,000 of these are deleted as copyright violations/non-educational content). Yes, the system is far from perfect (I'm no fan of it myself), but given our limited man power (about 10 admins do 80% of the work, right @Jim? :) ), it's the only thing that's worked for us thus far. So yes, please have Mr. Gorman send an email to COM:OTRS, indicating that the file is his, and that he's willing to irrevocably release the image under a free license and we'll be happy to restore it for you -FASTILY 22:55, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
Your numbers are mostly correct, Fastily, although it's closer to 2,000 deletions a day than 1,000.
And, yes, if I saw a small (720x1080px) professional quality studio portrait uploaded by a user with only the one image in his contributions, I would have deleted it myself. While we generally assume good faith, unusual images -- old, B&W, small, or very high quality -- from single upload users are automatically suspect. This fits two of those groups.
If, as HopsonRoad suggests, Gorman simply uploads the same image again, it will be rapidly deleted and Gorman may well be blocked. If he were to upload a full resolution version -- say 2800x4000px -- it would likely be kept, since that would show that he had not simply grabbed it off the web. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 10:02, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, all, for your clarifications. I was unaware of these constraints, when I invited Mr. Gorman to upload the image in question. I will contact him with an OTRS request for him to forward. If that occurs, is there a way to revert all the deletions of the images from Wikipedia files in other languages, or must I do that manually? Sincerely, HopsonRoad (talk) 14:14, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

No need, OTRS will take care of all that once they process the permissions email -FASTILY 23:18, 11 October 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by OnkelDagobert

The files listed on the site mentioned above are used in the German wikibook "Die medizinische Dissertation" and important for reading and understanding the concepts described in this book. They are NOT available via the printable version Therefore, would you kindly restore these files? Thank you. --OnkelDagobert (talk) 17:26, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

These were deleted because they should be coded as wikitables. Please see mw:Help:Tables -FASTILY 21:22, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
At least two of them can not be coded as wikitables because they are no tables. E. g. how should "File:Dissertation uebersicht.JPG" or "File:Diskussion mindmapschema.jpg" be coded as wikitable? --OnkelDagobert (talk) 17:50, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Deletion of File:Opo0210b.tif

Dear Fastly,

after checking this, I do not see the reason for a speedy deletion:

The file has a source information: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0210b/ (Html-page) http://www.spacetelescope.org/static/archives/images/original/opo0210b.tif (file itself)

On the bootom left of the page is an link to the copyright information: http://www.spacetelescope.org/copyright/ (this link has been copied in commons, too)

And there is a usage Q&A:

Q: Do I need to contact all the people named in the credit line for permission to use an image or video?
A: No. Images and videos published on spacetelescope.org are, unless explicitly stated otherwise, 
   cleared for reuse without needing to contact the individuals or organisations listed. 
   Their names must not be removed from the credit, however.

So at least this Image is not qualified for speedy deletion.

My opionion is, that the copyright is resolved by spacetelescope.org which is operated by ESO.

Please restore.

Best regards, --Fabian RRRR (talk) 10:23, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

The concern cited in the speedy tag was: "Per [1], NOAO images are copyrighted. Source specifically credits NOAO (and not Hubble) for this image." Seems pretty accurate as far as I can see. -FASTILY 18:38, 12 October 2014 (UTC)
Sure, but it´s not the whole picture. Checking the NOAO license, they have in chapter II. B. three usage categories, where only Commercial Use is requiring a permission.
ESO (spacetelescope.org) states they have for this image their permission for use under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
To put it in other words: most images on commons are copyrighted, many of them under cc-3.0. This is not a reason to speedily delete them ;-)
Best regards, --Fabian RRRR (talk) 20:05, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Cat and Mouse Act Poster - 1914.jpg

Hey, Fastily! Do you think this can just be licensed as {{PD-UK-anon}}, or do we need to move this to en-wiki? Adam Cuerden (talk) 11:33, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

I honestly wouldn't know just by looking at it. Do you have a third party source with authorship/attribution/publication details? -FASTILY 21:22, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
There's some details on it - it's a little hard to read, but lower left-hand corner. No artist signature, but it's attributed to a suffragette organization, and the en:Cat and Mouse Act pretty strongly dates it. Adam Cuerden (talk) 02:36, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
If that's the case, then my next question would be: does that make the suffragette organization the copyright holder? If so, PD-UK-anon may not be applicable. I'll ask for a few other opinions at COM:VPC -FASTILY 22:55, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! My understanding is that, when the owner is a corporation, it's functionally identical to PD-UK-anon, as only an actual person gets the "life+" part of "life+70", but I could be wrong. Adam Cuerden (talk) 01:07, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Adler Arena

Please undelete my 3 photos per Russian law update 1 oct 2014. See Commons:Freedom_of_panorama#Russia --Sasha Krotov (talk) 19:23, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Ann_Daniels_voice.flac

I see that you recent deleted

. I have an email from Ms Daniels, to me and CCd to "permissions-en@wikimedia.org", dated 5 Sept this year, granting a licence for its use. Andy Mabbett (talk) 09:48, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Please double check your inbox and/or spam folder to make sure OTRS hasn't replied to you in the meantime. If you don't see any replies from them, resend the email to 'permissions-commons@wikimedia.org' and I can ask somebody from OTRS about it -FASTILY 17:16, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Does this look like a copyright violation to you?

File:Maria Sergejeva.jpg has all the hallmarks of a copyvio to me. No EXIF (even though it's obviously a high-res, pro portrait) and doesn't seem like the average Commons image. Especially when one sees the image it replaced (both uploaded by the same uploader).

I haven't reported it as an obvious copyvio as it doesn't show up on TinEye or Google images, but my spidey sense is tingling all over this one, and in the words of the great philosopher, "the further you pass the buck, the longer it takes to get back to you". Consider the buck passed! :) --Fred the Oyster (talk) 22:55, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

In such cases, you can use add {{subst:nsd}} on the picture. --Dereckson (talk) 23:28, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
I'd say your assumption here is quite accurate! Applying either {{subst:npd}} or {{subst:nsd}} would be great, but it looks like Dereckson already took care of it. Best, FASTILY 17:16, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Delete my picture please

Hi Fastily,

Please delete the following picture. I really think this is low quality image.

You can take all the time you want but I would like it deleted as soon as possible

EurovisionNim 07:56, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Done! -FASTILY 05:13, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Resaca a València fileset

Are You and Admin? Please, recover the whole set, which has been voted for keep in two different votations.--Coentor (talk) 16:56, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Er...what? -FASTILY 05:13, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

I've tried to recover the whole fileset from File:Resaca a València - 1.jpeg to File:Resaca a València - 21.jpeg in two different requests which have been accepted, but only one file has been recovered. [2].--Coentor (talk) 09:18, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Category:Coats of arms of peerages of the United Kingdom

Please delete this category I created, it's a duplicate of another that I couldn't find until after I had created it. Fry1989 eh? 00:55, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Done! -FASTILY 01:31, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Delete my pics please

Please delete this image as it is not being used and it is not at good quality

EurovisionNim 07:13, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Resaca a València fileset

Are You and Admin? Please, recover the whole set, which has been voted for keep in two different votations.--Coentor (talk) 16:56, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Er...what? -FASTILY 05:13, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

I've tried to recover the whole fileset from File:Resaca a València - 1.jpeg to File:Resaca a València - 21.jpeg in two different requests which have been accepted, but only one file has been recovered. [3].--Coentor (talk) 09:18, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Uh, that doesn't make any sense. Could you please provide URLs to the [deleted] files in question? -FASTILY 23:47, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Please delete the following images

Hi Mate,

Please can you delete the images as they are not in used and requested by uploader. Please take all the time you want because I am not in a hurry.

Could you please delete these images soon. Take all the time you want.

EurovisionNim 10:50, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

I have keep closed the DR's on these files. EurovisionNim, contributions to Wikimedia Commons are not revocable. Please stop consuming administrator capacity. Jcb (talk) 16:42, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
Done, as a courtesy deletion of unused, unlinked files -FASTILY 19:07, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
And restored. This is an unacceptable abuse of tools. No reason for courtesy deletion here. Two of the files where at Commons of over three months! What if some third party already reused a file? Then the source cannot be found because an administrator at Wikimedia Commons decided to ignore all rules. I keep closed the DR's. If you want to have them deleted, you can start a new DR. Jcb (talk) 22:18, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard/User_problems#Want_to_revoke_your_contribution.3F_Now_possible.2C_ask_Fastily - Jcb (talk) 22:27, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
(ec) Excuse me butting in, but I have to agree with JCB. I've been watching EurovisionNim's antics for a couple of weeks now and to say that he's taking the piss, is an understatement. He seems to think Commons is a Dropbox/cloud-type entity wherein he can upload his pics whilst they interest him, then when he doesn't want them in his "camera" anymore he puts in some ridiculous deletion request, or overwrites them, or just demands on one of the noticeboards that they be deleted straight away. His courtesy credits expired a while ago. It seems to be that pandering to him constantly like this is either enabling him or being trolled by him. Meanwhile he's not learning how this whole thing works here, and he certainly doesn't seem to understand what "irrevocable" means.. Just my 2c. --Fred the Oyster (talk) 22:33, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
With no comment on Johan's post (I have nothing nice to say), I'll drop the stick per Fred, whose opinion I actually respect. Although FWIW, Johan could have handled himself better, instead of challenging me to wheelwar (e.g. [4], [5]) and making a sarcastic jab in an ANU header; now that's just childish. -FASTILY 23:37, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
Whilst I agree with JCB's general sentiment about not doing as EN requests, I should state that I don't agree with his delivery method, reversion without discussion, AN post or generally sarcastic tone. That's normally my MO, and I don't like competition! ;) --Fred the Oyster (talk) 00:09, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Seems like someone is on a shopping trip. Not to mention the classic that is dwelling in the recent history of this page! --Fred the Oyster (talk) 01:36, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
I personally agree with Fastily's decision to act like a mentor to an youngster like EurovisionNim. But it seems he is not making any efforts to learn the license terms. His requests like "I don't want it in my camera", "I want delete it from Commons at 11:59:59 Perth time" are rather childish. It may end up as another AK issue unless properly handled; I afraid. Jee 02:40, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Jee. I tried to help him out, but meh, maybe Nim doesn't have the maturity to edit productively on Commons just yet. In a couple years perhaps... -FASTILY 23:46, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Your assistance please...

You deleted File:Ford Transit Bus, Ontario Canada, 1940s.jpg. Your deletion log explanation claimed it was a copyright violation. Could you please tell me where the deletion of this image was discussed, and where the copyvio claim in your deletion log entry was articulated? Geo Swan (talk) 23:06, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Sure, the reason cited was "Picture is copyrighted by either the photographer (Ted Wickson) or the publisher (JBC Visuals: P.O. Box 5736 Station A, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA M5W 1P2)". Seems accurate as far as I can see. -FASTILY 23:46, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
Geo Swan, if you wish to know how he determines the postal card author and company, you can ask Useddenim, he's the requester. --Dereckson (talk) 00:39, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
I have a copy of the card in my collection; the information is on its back. If you wish to contact Mr. Wickson to ask for permission, he's on facebook. Useddenim (talk) 14:54, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
@Fastily: I took a look at Geo Swan's uploads, and with all the images he's transferred from Flickr and elsewhere, it makes me wonder just how many others are also copyvios? Useddenim (talk) 22:46, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Fastily, aren't copyright claims on Canadian images, published prior to 1949-1-1 irrelevant?
So there is an equal playing field I request you reproduce the {{information}} template from the image. Geo Swan (talk) 23:09, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Here you go -FASTILY 23:46, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Del 2 cat

Hi, I asked [6] in reasons of deleted files for deletion two empty categories:

Thank you.--Kacir (talk) 02:24, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Done! -FASTILY 16:44, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Deleted File:Jeffrey Jones.jpg

Hi Fastily, Could you please check on progress with restoring the subject file? The author/copyright holder sent his OTRS approval to permissions-commons@wikimedia.org on Sunday, October 11. Sincerely, HopsonRoad (talk) 13:14, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Sure. What is the OTRS ticket/reference number? -FASTILY 16:44, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, Fastily. Since I'm not the sender of the OTRS permission, only the recipient of a cc to the e-mail, I don't know the number, sad to say. I can send a copy of the e-mail that was cc'd to me. HopsonRoad (talk) 16:52, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
OTRS [auto] replies to emails with a ticket number. I'm going to need that to proceed. -FASTILY 23:46, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Restoration of Jeffrey Jones.jpg

Hi Fastily, You mentioned in an earlier correspondence that once reinstated, the subject file could be robotically restored to the articles where it was found across Wikipedia. It has been received under Ticket#2014101110011351. So, please let me know when that process can now unfold, or whether I must proceed manually. Sincerely, HopsonRoad (talk)

I see the email was sent a little over a week ago. OTRS is typically on a two week backlog, so it could take several more days for them to process the request. Your continued patience is appreciated... -FASTILY 01:09, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, Fastily. I very much appreciate your update and your service to Wikimedia Commons. Cheers, HopsonRoad (talk) 11:46, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Abrupt closures on AN/U

Hi, I believe this is the second time in the last 12 months you have intervened to abruptly close a discussion on AN/U that I created for Fry1989's disruptive behaviour. I am in the middle of a detailed analysis which I intend to put together tomorrow. Your closure within 24 hours of opening the thread was far too short to handle the somewhat complex evidence of overwrites. If you insist on keeping the AN/U thread closed, then I will have to keep a pre-prepared report to hand to slap into the next big debate with Fry1989, which considering how many of these we see in a year, should not take long anyway. Unfortunately that starts to look like the "out to get me" actions that Fry has been alleging.

In the meantime you may wish to take a moment to actually look at the report I included in that section that although it needs to be trimmed down, clearly demonstrates a pattern of problematic hostile revert warring this year. Thanks -- (talk) 19:42, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

If Fae wishes to draw out their obvious attempted witch hunt, let them. I simply won't be part of it any longer. I've succeeded in pointing out Fae's bullshit and that this is not the first time they have collected a history of my past edits to try and get me put in a cage, let every see Fae play the role of Captain Ahab! Fry1989 eh? 19:53, 22 October 2014 (UTC)
@Fae: And I'll continue to close them as long as they have no actionable basis. Your ridiculous grudge match with Fry turned personal vendetta has no place on ANU where it achieves little besides wasting the community's editing time. Given your long history with WMF projects, I expect better conduct from you. Crying wolf and then going out of your way to bully a productive user who has literally done nothing wrong is pathetic. -FASTILY 19:59, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

File deletion (missing license)

Hi Fastily, you deleted a file I uploaded a month ago https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Tiburones_FAA.png&action=edit&redlink=1 I cannot remember what details I provided when uploading, but certainly is own work for a sports league I play in. Tried to reupload tagging it {{PD-user|candyman}} + selecting copyleft license, but then I get a warning that the file had been deleted " If you are the copyright holder/author and/or have authorization to publish the file, please email our OTRS team to get the file restored". Shouldn't it be easier to reupload with the tag and details? What do you suggest? It's own work, I wouldn't know what to email. Also, your FAQ link is broken, sorry if I asked something that you already answered. Thanks! --Candyman (talk) 21:47, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi! To be perfectly honest, I'm (pleasantly) surprised you tried to access my FAQ; I removed it awhile back because I thought a) nobody used it and b) it was of sub-par quality. I'll work on putting together a new one soon :) As for File:Tiburones_FAA.png, was this logo conceived and drawn entirely by you? If not, can you tell me how you obtained the logo, and/or whether you have explicit authorization from the owner of the Tiburones to distribute/publish this image? -FASTILY 18:10, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

As an interested party.

As an interested party I thought you should know that Commons:Deletion requests/User:Fæ/Fry1989 revert analysis exists. And so I can't be accused of canvassing I'm only informing yourself and Fry. --Fred the Oyster (talk) 16:49, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Who stops first

I know that it is difficult when someone is escalating, but who stops first? Please would you moderate some of your language and your approach. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 23:54, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

@billinghurst: I'll drop the stick and recuse myself from further discussion. Thanks for working to diffuse that hot mess. -FASTILY 00:06, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

a request

I urge you, in the interests of collegiality, to stop your practice of speedy deleting categories for deletion when they are under discussion. It is, in my opinion, highly disruptive, and gives the appearance you don't respect the opinions or efforts of other contributors.

The most recent instance was Category:Number 0923 on vehicles.

Please do not compound your error by closing this discussion yourself. You would no longer be an uninvolved administrator. You made the mistake of improperly closing the discussion the last time I questioned your deletion of a category that was empty, even thought the nominator had manually emptied it. I could have engaged in an edit war, and manually restored the empty categories content. Instead I called for a discussion of the issue, looking for input from others. This is what I was supposed to do. And administrators, like you, should let those discussion run to their proper completion. Geo Swan (talk) 17:27, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

kittens in case pic

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kitten_and_Computer_Case_5_2014-08-23.JPG can you tell me the brand of the cas ein this pic it was uploaded by you and i believe i own one that might be by the same manufacturer ( http://imgur.com/a/BkJgN ) im trying to find documentation for said case and it would be a big help i noticed it might be the same manufacture because of the same toolless design and the same fan is used thanks in advance if you know anything about the case if not thanks anyways :) edit* created a user account so you can respond hopefully i get an email response

-neontsunade

p.s i hope i used this right sorry if ive mistakenly done something wrong — Preceding unsigned comment added by neontsunade (talk • contribs) 2014-10-30 03:24 AM (UTC)

It was a friend's computer case, and unfortunately I do not know either the manufacturer or model. Wish I could be more help, sorry -FASTILY 17:09, 31 October 2014 (UTC)


all good mate ill measure and see what i can get in there and next time know not to cheap out on my oc case

ArchiveBot

Just curiosity, is it on labs nowadays? (You said you'll move bot to labs in the BRFA :p) — revimsg 08:41, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

Uh. It's been on labs -FASTILY 17:09, 31 October 2014 (UTC)
{{WMFLabsBot}} wants you :) — revimsg 17:17, 31 October 2014 (UTC)
Cheers, FASTILY 17:29, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

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Yours sincerely, El Grafo (talk) 13:43, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

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Yours sincerely, Thesupermat (talk) 16:48, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Rajpoots 2-scaled.tif

Hey, Fastily, I was going through my old restorations and found a link to this. Could you tell me what it was? Doesn't look like anything of mine. Adam Cuerden (talk) 21:50, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

It was a test case for MediaWiki's ImageMagick scaler. See bugzilla:24889. As far as I can see, nobody's using it anymore, and FWIW we're going to transition over to VIPS soon. -FASTILY 22:12, 31 October 2014 (UTC)
Right, thanks! Adam Cuerden (talk) 22:24, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Krigsminnesmerket på Stavsøra (1).JPG

Hello, you deleted a picture while i converted the speedy tag to regular deletion request. can you have a second look please? Holger1959 (talk) 22:05, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

Restored for discussion, hope that helps -FASTILY 22:06, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
thank you! i wanted to do the same with the other "speedies" of this user, but there are already gone. Holger1959 (talk) 22:08, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
(offtopic) i have seen that your FAQ link in User_talk:Fastily/Editnotice is red, maybe you want to adapt this little piece? Holger1959 (talk) 22:10, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
Hehe I deleted it awhile ago because it was poorly/lazily written, and because I thought nobody actually used it. A couple other users besides yourself actually told me it was helpful, so writing a new and improved version is on my to-do list -FASTILY 22:29, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Leŭ Sapieha stamp.jpg

Hello. It seems a mistake has occurred. Or maybe I don't understand something, but why you delete the file, which had more descriptive name than File:1995. Stamp of Belarus 0116.jpg, and was uploaded much more earlier? In my opinion it is unfair and look like abusing. I think the proper way is to restore File:Leŭ Sapieha stamp.jpg and to delete File:1995. Stamp of Belarus 0116.jpg as exact duplicate, which was uploaded later than original file. Thanks for your contribution to project. --Kazimier Lachnovič (talk) 14:25, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

File:1995. Stamp of Belarus 0116.jpg is of higher resolution than File:Leŭ Sapieha stamp.jpg. We keep high res files and delete low res duplicates... -FASTILY 20:03, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

speedy deletion of "old" uploads

Hello! a few days ago I asked you to restore a speedy deleted image (Krigsminnesmerket på Stavsøra (1).JPG). Now i found 6 similar cases:

From the upload log these images were also uploaded more than a year (about 2 years) ago and i think this comment which I left at Commons:Deletion requests/File:Jarlshola (6).JPG would be valid here too. I can not tell if these images are really used elsewhere, or if all of them are different to the not-deleted/similar ones (i only remember 3 of the motivs), but maybe you could have a second look and restore/change to regular deletion requests? Holger1959 (talk) 06:21, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

022.jpg

hi my english language is not very good.one month ago you delete my image upload but i didn't know which one licences is right for this image. becuse i don't a lot of about wikipedia work.do you help me about this?i uploaded a image and this link address is for this image from a official site. http://farhadmehrad.org/Limages/022.jpg --Saman hakimi (talk) 11:25, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

This image is not suitable for Commons. Please see COM:NETCOPYRIGHT -FASTILY 21:16, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

Thank you

for being the one to reduce the block. By this I won a bet! (The bet is not a joke.)
To be serious, I don't think that reducing the length that much is justified. Anyway, I would like to ask you to offer your support in finding a long-term solution. This means that if after the end of the block Fred refrained from us personal attacks and using a foul-mouthed language, it would be fine and we are happy to have a good contributor back on Commons. However, if he re-restarted the same behavior as before, this needs to be sanctioned (and I would be happy to see you being the admin who does this). Deal? --Leyo 09:32, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I find this solution agreeable, and will be happy to re-block him myself if he resumes the incivility. However, it's probably moot for now given how Fred's block has just been renewed for another 3 months. -FASTILY 21:39, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

There is a discussion at AN/U involving yourself, see Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/User problems#Fastily's block reduction of Fred the Oyster to 1 day. I am sure you are aware of it, however better to have belt and braces for these processes now that a desysop request has been mentioned. Thanks -- (talk) 10:24, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

If defending Fred, a contributing member of this community, from the lynch mob results in the loss of my tools, I'll be damned happy to give them up. -FASTILY 21:39, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

pictures "odranci slowenia"

hi Fastily, on June 26 2014 I put two own-made pictures from the church of odranci on wikimedia. On July 27 you deleted them by "Derivative of non-free content". a few days later i wrote you for asking why. I received no answer till now. The pictures are taken by myself and there is no need to delete them. Please answer.--Christian1311 (talk) 11:23, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

pictures "odranci slowenia"

hi Fastily, on June 26 2014 I put two own-made pictures from the church of odranci on wikimedia. On July 27 you deleted them by "Derivative of non-free content". a few days later i wrote you for asking why. I received no answer till now. The pictures are taken by myself and there is no need to delete them. Please answer.--Christian1311 (talk) 11:23, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Please read COM:FOP#Slovenia. These images depict copyrighted architecture, making them derivatives of non-free content, which is forbidden on Commons -FASTILY 09:36, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Hi fastily! I noticed that you deleted Suitsupply Logo file (Suitsupply_Logo.png) due to missing copyright information. I am more than happy to update the copyright information, but until you bring it back online i cannot do so. Would it be possible to un-delete this file? Thank you very much!

As I stated in the deletion reason, you may re-upload the file, but please include a copyright tag. -FASTILY 09:36, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

The images of Pennal you deleted

Same as above; please reinstated the deleted images, applying an FAL which is used on +100k files in Category:FAL. Latest info on CC is found here. Thanks. Llywelyn2000 (talk) 06:26, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Please read Commons:Freedom_of_panorama#United_Kingdom. These images depict copyrighted 2D works of art, making them derivatives of non-free content, which is forbidden on Commons -FASTILY 09:36, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Personal Images Deleted By You

Can you explain why the following deleted images can't be qualified under personal images. Kindly explain the grey area of the policy which has prompted you to delete?Pathmaraman (talk) 06:15, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Read COM:SCOPE. Commons is not a personal webhost or photo album. -FASTILY 07:47, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
Fastily, I understand. I had a discussion with the nominator here; since the nominator suggests to request for Undeletion if I feel so; I request to undelete Two Images which might be applicable with COM:EDUSE; one is Late Markam Maniam is in a drama performance of the Old Boys Association in Canada in 2001, the other one is, the image of the Late Husband and Wife under whose name there is a scholarship available at Kokuvil Hindu College.Pathmaraman (talk) 09:43, 14 November 2014 (UTC)
Ok, in that case please start an undeletion request for the above-mentioned files. I cannot unilaterally overturn a DR without community discussion first. Regards, FASTILY 05:12, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, I will. Regards.Pathmaraman (talk) 09:37, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Aškabat_zabavišče_(3).JPG

Does File:Aškabat_zabavišče_(3).JPG need to be deleted? 86.166.185.74 00:31, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I believe so. Regards, FASTILY 05:12, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Archivebot

Hi, User:ArchiveBot tried to close an RfC on COM:VPP, and its talk page is a redirect ending up here. Symptom fixed by Steinsplitter, no urgent problem. –Be..anyone (talk) 13:17, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) It just archives old threads, no matter RfC is closed or not. Subst {{DNAU}} if you don't want RfC archived.  revimsg 13:20, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
This was supposed to be humurous, sorry if that attempt failed. Something did not work as expected and caused three minor confusions on COM:VPP, see the edit history. –Be..anyone (talk) 13:29, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
Oh, maybe my English is too bad to understand your humour or I am full of stress (elsewhere :P)  revimsg 13:32, 15 November 2014 (UTC)
More likely my DEnglish, it took me decades to figure out "A resp. B" vs. "A or B, resp.", or what's wrong with "infos" (until somebody simply told me ;-) –Be..anyone (talk) 13:55, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Bierton_front_11.jpeg

The photo File:Bierton_front_11.jpeg was uploaded by the same editor who uploaded File:Biertonfront fmt.jpeg, which you deleted for being a copyvio. I cannot see the original photo anymore, but this new one just looks like a cropped and zoomed version of the deleted image. Almost all of the photos uploaded by this editor have either been deleted or marked as questionable by different commons editors, including myself. I don't think they are intentionally doing it to be disruptive or cause problems; They seem to be acting in good faith. They have, however, been informed of what the problem is quite a few times, including by myself, but still for some reason seem unable to understand why what they are doing is probably incorrect. Not sure what else to do here because every photo they upload seems to be problematic. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance. - Marchjuly (talk) 23:02, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Deleted image and blocked the uploader as a serial copyright violater. Hope that helps. Regards, FASTILY 01:08, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
Too bad it had to come to that. Although I do believe that editor really meant no harm, for some reason they just keep uploading images as their "own work" without providing any proof that they had permission to do so. - Marchjuly (talk) 13:27, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Coats of arms of Switzerland

Why this file (File:Elm-coat of arms.png) has been deleted and why not this File:Wappen Elm.png and this File:Picswiss GL-12-19.jpg? What is the difference? They are all of Arms (emblem) of a former political community. Greeting --Schofför (talk) 13:33, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Unnecessary crops

Can you delete these: File:Prince Lot of Hawaii.jpg, File:Prince Lot Kapuaiwa abroad.jpg, File:Prince Alexander of Hawaii.jpg, File:Prince Alexander Liholiho on tour.jpg, File:Prince Alexander Liholiho abroad.jpg? They are unnecessary crops I made of larger images.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 19:40, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Coats of arms of Switzerland

Why this file (File:Elm-coat of arms.png) has been deleted and why not this File:Wappen Elm.png and this File:Picswiss GL-12-19.jpg? What is the difference? They are all of Arms (emblem) of a former political community. Greeting --Schofför (talk) 13:33, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

Unnecessary crops

Can you delete these: File:Prince Lot of Hawaii.jpg, File:Prince Lot Kapuaiwa abroad.jpg, File:Prince Alexander of Hawaii.jpg, File:Prince Alexander Liholiho on tour.jpg, File:Prince Alexander Liholiho abroad.jpg? They are unnecessary crops I made of larger images.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 19:40, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Done! -FASTILY 19:07, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Coats of arms of Switzerland

Why this file (File:Elm-coat of arms.png) has been deleted and why not this File:Wappen Elm.png and this File:Picswiss GL-12-19.jpg? What is the difference? They are all of Arms (emblem) of a former political community. Greeting --Schofför (talk) 13:33, 17 November 2014 (UTC)

The file was flagged as missing verifiable source information for more than 7 days. -FASTILY 06:54, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
Is it possible to undelete and provided with the necessary license? This is correct; Template:PD-Coa-Switzerland. Thank you. --Schofför (talk) 18:07, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
It's not a license issue. The file is missing a source link and/or citation verifying it's copyright status -FASTILY 19:43, 27 November 2014 (UTC)
I think, in Switzerland, a coat of arms does not need a copyright, the Template: PD-Coa-Switzerland is enough (see the English text in the template). --Schofför (talk) 02:10, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
No, you misunderstand me; it's not a copyright problem, it's a source problem. The source is necessary to confirm the copyright status. Do you have a source URL for the file? If so, please provide it to me so I can restore the file. If not, then this is going to stay deleted. -FASTILY 08:43, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for this explanation. I have not uploaded the file at Commons. But it could be that it originates from this site: Stiftung Schweizer Wappen und Fahnen. From here, many of Arms of Switzerland are descended.
With best regards --Schofför (talk) 17:46, 28 November 2014 (UTC)
I didn't see the image in question at the URL you provided. For your reference, the deleted image: [7] -FASTILY 21:04, 29 November 2014 (UTC)
True, the deleted image has a lower quality than the image of the coat of arms of Elm on the above URL. One would have to upload it again. For this discussion is done. Thank you anyway. --Schofför (talk) 23:02, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

COM:AN

In case you haven't noticed, an IP started a discussion about an action made by you and a different user at COM:AN#Fastily and Russavia starting again without notifying you. --Stefan4 (talk) 13:00, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Uncluttered Teahouse bug screenshot.jpg

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File:GEN Volney F Warner Commander in Chief U.S. Readiness Command 1981 Official Picture.jpg

Any chance you can restore this image? I'm fairly sure it is an official US Army photo and thus in the public domain, as per Template:PD-USGov-Army. Connormah (talk | contribs) 03:27, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Here's the deleted image for reference: [8], [9]. If it's okay for Commons, then I can restore it, but you may have to update the file description page accordingly. Just let me know. Regards, FASTILY 04:33, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
I'll update it. If you could ping me when it's done, that'd be great. Connormah (talk | contribs) 19:09, 5 December 2014 (UTC)
@Connormah - Done! -FASTILY 20:21, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Could you please be more careful...

On Commons:Undeletion_requests/Current_requests I wrote that I thought you had made several instances of bad judgment -- without however naming you by name.

I think the worst mistake you made was overlooking how your bad decisions could be seen as setting up Allo002 for a possible block, or sanctions, from other administrators. I do not believe Allo002 is a vandal. But, by not helping them understand how their actions were counter-policy, you have encouraged them to continue to take counter-policy actions. So it may very well come to the point where they do get blocked. Geo Swan (talk) 13:50, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

I'm aware, as we both know, that you've got some grudge against me (and likely for some imagined slight), but this poor attempt to spin a routine maintenance job into something negative in order to slander me is pretty pathetic. If this is the route you're going for, at least make it fun for the both of us... -FASTILY 20:21, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

File:Mile Railway Station 1897 - Bonzle Collections.jpg

Fastily: I'd like to restore this -- it's PD because all Australian images taken before 1/1/1955 are PD (see Commons:Copyright_rules_by_territory#Australia) and this obviously predates the 50s. I can do an UnDR, but I thought I'd just ask you first because you deleted it. Thanks, .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 16:30, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi Jim, thanks for the note! I've restored the file, but the description page may need some updating. All the best, FASTILY 05:42, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Deletions

Hello, You have deleted many picture that I updated (and were used and important on many articles), without any warning which is contrary to Commons policy - and extremely rude. Please restore them so I can see what was wrong. And please note that talking is always more useful than wild deleting. Regards, FredD (talk) 11:22, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi, and thank you for your generous assumption of good faith. I'm going to need the list of images in question, so that we both know what you're referring to. I'm very happy to help you, but I must insist that you remain polite and cordial so we can resolve your concerns accordingly. Kind regards, FASTILY 20:21, 6 December 2014 (UTC)
Hello, sorry for not totally assuming your good faith, but deleting professional pictures without even a message is actually rude, contrary to the rules and not assuming good faith from the authors and uploader ; it also damages the content of articles using the files and demands a lot of useless work for me (especially if you can't even find back the files in question by yourself). Anyway, I'll remain polite and assume your good faith, but please understand that I can feel annoyed to see my work destroyed like that. The files are File:Trapezia cymodoce Landaagiraavaru.JPG, File:Un crabe-éponge Dromia sp..jpg, and File:Majoidea à déterminer.jpg, at least. Hence, three tropical crabs, which had perfect OTRS authorization but maybe the bots which had to flag it did not do their work well. Kind regards, FredD (talk) 07:54, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
Hello again, I have seen the deletion was not your bad as an old "OTRS pending" was apparently still on them, so I apologize for having being nervous. So could you please put back the three pictures in question ? They are needed on their articles. Thank you, FredD (talk) 22:28, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes, it's been clarified here, so all restored. Regards, FASTILY 07:19, 9 December 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much, and sorry for the misunderstanding. All the best, FredD (talk) 09:02, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Deleted Picture - Петър Аврамов

Dear Fastily,

Can you please explain why you deleted a picture (which is made by me) for copyright violation? The picture name is PAnew1.jpg. Can you please restore the picture?

Thank you!

You need to include source information and licensing information to the file's description page, see COM:EI. If you're having trouble doing this, please use the Special:UploadWizard. -FASTILY 20:32, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

File:620540main MCC PLAQUE full.jpg

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Revent (talk) 22:28, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Picture Jireh Gospel Choir 2013.jpg deleted

The picture Jireh Gospel Choir 2013.jpg has been deleted for copyright violation but I provided the credits of the people who work together to get this photo of the choir. Photography: Touché Studio Graphics: Rex Verzosa

Can I get your help to restore the picture? What should be done? Thank you.

You can only publish photos of which you are the copyright holder. I'm afraid this image is not suitable for Commons -FASTILY 03:07, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
What should I do to prove that I have the copyrights for Commons?
Send an email to OTRS and explain your situation to them. If all is found to be in order, they will restore the file for you -FASTILY 19:06, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Pictures deleted: File:The Dufresne House 04.jpg and File:The Dufresne House 11.jpg

Hi,

These two pictures were deleted; The Dufresne House 04.jpg and File:The Dufresne House 11.jpg. I asked the OTRS team on november 6, 2014 to add the permission number on all pictures made by Micheal M. Fieldman (Category:Photographs by Michael M. Fieldman) after receiving the authorization that I sent them. It seems they maybe forgot to put the permission on all of them. Thus, can you restore those pictures and add the permission number? Thank you! --Thomas1313 (talk) 04:09, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

{{PermissionOTRS|Jcb}}

I'll ask OTRS about it. Will keep you posted. -FASTILY 08:52, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

I realize now I should have contacted the originator of the file. WV-Mike

RE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tucson_Mountains (Beehive Peak photo)

Greetings, I live in Tucson Estates. Can you tell me where he photo of Beehive Peak was taken from? I am interested in hiking up there. I am also newish to the area. I lead hikes and when I do I like to be able to point out land features such at Peaks, Mt Ranges, etc.

Thanks, WV-Mike

I don't know why you're asking me about that, but you may find Wikivoyage helpful -FASTILY 07:54, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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For running User:ArchiveBot. Rillke(q?) 23:33, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Rillke! :) -FASTILY 07:54, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Some problematic images

From this user. I've left some image helps on their talk page and reverted one image that was incorrectly linked/formatted but if you wouldn't mind taking a look at all the images they've uploaded that would be great. I'm not sure quite what to do. Thanks, Shearonink (talk) 08:40, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

All deleted! Hope that helps, FASTILY 08:44, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Paline de Syam, Syam, la Côte Poire

I send to permission-commons the mail of the autor of the image by this mail


E-mail d'origine-----

De : ArchéoJuraSites-POP <info@archeojurasites.org> A: permissions-commons-fr <permissions-commons-fr@wikimedia.org> Envoyé le : Ve, 12 Déc 2014 10:55 Sujet : Accord pour diffusion de photo

Je soussigné Jean MICHEL, Secrétaire général de l’association ArchéoJuraSites, donne l’accord formel de l’association pour la diffusion sur Wikipédia (page Syam) de la photo  :

[File:Plaine de Syam, Syam et la Côte Poire au nord..pdf|thumb|plaine de Syam, Syam et la Côte Poire au nord.]


Jean MICHEL 12 décembre 2015


ArchéoJuraSites 24, Grande Rue - 39150 CHAUX-DES-CROTENAY • (info@archeojurasites.org) • http(://www.archeojurasites.org) • Galerie-photo des vestiges : http(://bit.ly/1t8YaNe) • Portail des Archives: http(://berthier.archeojurasites.org)

This permission is in english, but the association is french. Does the association send a mail in English ?

Thank you for responsing.--Ciborum (talk) 10:46, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Great! Thanks for doing that. OTRS will restore the file once they process the email that was sent -FASTILY 19:56, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

File:Flag of Independence Day of South Sudan.svg

Would you mind deleting this redirect? Thanks. Fry1989 eh? 16:52, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

Done! -FASTILY 19:56, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

File: ITC GolgiTheories Copy.jpg was deleted

Hi Fastily,

I hope this is the correct forum to contact you. I had uploaded File:ITC GolgiTheories Copy.jpg from The National Institute of General Medical Sciences image and video gallery (http://images.nigms.nih.gov/) in which they state "Permission is granted to use these products for educational, news media or research purposes, provided the source for each is credited." The page I directly found the image from is here: http://images.nigms.nih.gov/index.cfm?event=viewDetail&imageID=1278.

Can you please clarify in what way this could be a possible copyright infringement? I had indicated who the creator was on the upload form. Maybe I have a misunderstanding, since I am new to Wikipedia. I would like to hear your justification so that I can avoid a future mistake, if you are not in error.

Thank you! Eknichols

I've fixed the page for you. In the future, be sure to specify a license tag any file you upload. That'll make things a lot easier on us -FASTILY 23:10, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

File: Ten_letters_to_obama_by_dennis_adonis_cover.jpg was deleted

Hello. I think I did not properly attribute any evidence that permission was granted for the use of the file.

However, I had contacted the creator several weeks ago, who have since released the file for use on Wikipedia and elsewhere. Please see permission on their official website here: http://dennisadonis.net/permit.html

Will appreciate it if you can review the permission and restore once it satisfies wikimedia requirements.

Thanks.


Bonjour,

Les fichiers suivants ont été supprimés alors que j'ai envoyé le mail d'autorisation à deux reprises sur "permissions-commons-fr@wikimedia.org"


https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bulletin_municipal_de_Beaupont_1982.pdf https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bulletin_municipal_de_Beaupont_1998.pdf https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:M%C3%A9moires_de_M._Roger_Bourgeon.pdf https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:M%C3%A9moires_de_M._Roger_Bourgeon.pdf

--Fetebeaupont (talk) 13:53, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

I see you've sent an email to OTRS. Once they process the email that was sent, they will restore the files -FASTILY 20:39, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Raul_Delgado_Wise.jpg

Hello Fastily,

I'm Mrushton-wiki, author of the entry for Raúl Delgado Wise (pending approval - in that huge queue - at (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Draft:Raúl_Delgado_Wise)

I submitted a photo to the wikimedia commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Raul_Delgado_Wise.jpg), and asked the copyright holder of that photo - Montserrat García Guerrero - to send in the permission form authorizing it's use, which she did on December 5th at 3:21pm CST (I was CC'd on the message).

Could I ask you to clarify the reason for this image file's deletion? Was there a misstep on my part? Montserrat used the standard template to authorize use - is there a different form?

TIA,

Mark.

Has OTRS responded? It's possible they may require more information. Otherwise, please consider sending them another email to ask about the status of current ticket -FASTILY 20:39, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Baku Ferris Wheel

Should these images be deleted?

See also http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Baku_Ferris_Wheel - 82.132.229.87 00:20, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Unfortunately, seeing how there is no FOP in Azerbaijan -FASTILY 02:13, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Regarding BSD related closure at UDR

Fastily, I am curious, in this UDR you closed it as not done for the reason that "the copyright owner has also imposed additional terms which are fundamentally incompatible with BSD". What additional terms did the copyright owner impose? As far as I can see the copyright owner used the exact text of the BSD two-clause license with no additional terms. —RP88 (talk) 02:33, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

  1. "Copyright (c) 2005, Aroh Barjatya All rights reserved." - BSD ≠ All rights reserved
  2. Copyright holder requires that the text of the BSD text be beside the image, which is a no-no -FASTILY 02:35, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
I don't understand your comment. Look at the the text I linked. The "All rights reserved" (and license reproduction clause) are actually in the legal text of the standard BSD license. The original author did not deviate from the BSD license, he reproduced it exactly. —RP88 (talk) 02:33, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
You're quite right, I misread Jim's statement. The files still aren't okay for Commons, but for a different reason than what I originally thought; I'll re-close the discussion shortly. Regards, FASTILY 02:46, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. As I can't see the deleted files, I don't know if they are actually in compliance. I was just arguing that the source PDF was validly BSD licensed. I am open to the idea that licenses like {{BSD}} and {{GFDL-1.2}} are fundamentally incompatible with the mission of Commons because of their license reproduction clauses. Indeed, that clause in GFDL-1.2 was one of the two reasons the WMF pursued the meta:Licensing update of 2009. However, even that resolution permitted contributors of images licensed under the GFDL-1.2 to opt-out and did not forbid the contribution of additional GFDL-1.2 images (although this was discouraged). —RP88 (talk) 02:57, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
On a minor note, the license reproduction clause is the reason the {{BSD}} template reproduced the entire content of the license. That way a copy of the license is reproduced along with the image :-) —RP88 (talk) 03:07, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
Off-topic, but sadly after the CC BY-SA 4.0 and FAL 1.3 version compatibility, many people in Commons stopped using FAL and switched back to GFDL 1.2 only. :( Jee 03:30, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
I agree with your sentiments. While the WMF left open the idea that in the future GFDL-1.2 media might be disallowed because of the license reproduction clause, they did say that this would only happen if a future version of CC-BY-SA was strengthened to require surrounding content to be similarly required to conform to a ShareAlike license. So getting community support to deprecate these license would likely be a challenge, as this never happened. Fastily, sorry for cluttering your talk page with an off-topic discussion.RP88 (talk) 04:00, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
I thought about it, and I'm going to recuse myself from re-closing this discussion. It seems like there's a larger issue here, which has to do with the compatibility of BSD with Commons' scope. FWIW this may be better resolved via a VPC discussion. Regards, FASTILY 08:51, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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Thanks for helping to maintain a cleaner place Commons Wilfredo R. Rodríguez H. (talk) 10:49, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! :) -FASTILY 07:43, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Melomics files deletion

Can not understand why you deleted the files coming from melomics technology. Here we clearly say that these contents are published under CC0: http://geb.uma.es/melomics

Please link the file in question, it is unclear what you're referring to -FASTILY 07:43, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

File:Photo of Maryann Corbett.JPG

Hi, Fastily. I noticed you recently deleted File:Photo of Maryann Corbett.JPG as a copyright violation -- given the explanations made on the file's talk page, was this really necessary? The uploader, User:Maryannz, has been openly editing as Maryann Corbett on Wikipedia for years, and it is hardly unusual for editors on Wikimedia projects to contribute their own text and images which they have previously published elsewhere online. I don't think it's typical to insist on OTRS permissions where there's a credible and independently supported claim that the uploader is the copyright holder. Even if not, though, in this case surely it would have been better to simply instruct the uploader to contact OTRS, and to tag the file with {{OTRS pending}} in the meantime? If she had failed to send the necessary permission within a few weeks, the image would have been automatically tagged for deletion. Psychonaut (talk) 10:36, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Bring back Teratoscincus przewalskii

Hello, I just notice the deletion of File:Teratoscincus przewalskii.jpg, more than one year later... I think this file was derived from this 1886 book, written by Alexander Strauch who died in 1893. Could you please undelete the file with applying the {{PD-scan|PD-old-70}} licence tag? Regards, Totodu74 (talk) 01:40, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Here's a copy of the image in question: [10]. I'm pretty certain this wasn't created in 1893 -FASTILY 07:43, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
Haha :D Indeed, it doesn't look like 1893 pictures. I thought it was some file I personnaly ulpoaded, since I added the picture on several articles, but obviously it's not an upload of mine. Thank you for your help. Best regards, Totodu74 (talk) 21:36, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Suspicious Flickr account

The source of these uploads by https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:ListFiles/Damian_Vo look suspicious. The EXIF data is different for every picture and the Flickr account was just recently created. Secondarywaltz (talk) 05:27, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

All nuked. EXIF credits press agencies, e.g. Reuters. Hope that helps, FASTILY 07:43, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Secondarywaltz (talk) 14:09, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Deletion script detect OTRS (pending|received)

Hey Fastily, first I hope you are doing well and I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you a wonderful Christmas and thank you for the enormous work you've put into Commons.

Would it be possible to add a check to your deletion script so it doesn't automatically delete (in case it's an automatic script) files that have {{OTRS pending}} on it (technically, it's easier to check whether the file is in the according category, I guess) or {{OTRS received}} on them when tagged with {{no permission}}? Sometimes the uploaders are newcomers and simply forget to remove the no-permission templates. If you're wondering about the occasion, it is Gerhard Roese and similar files by the uploader.

Again, Merry Christmas and a happy new Year! -- Rillke(q?) 18:42, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Just for clarification: permissions-commons-*@wikimedia.org send a template like "just add 'subst:OP" {{OTRS pending}} and all would be fine" without noticing that deletion of no-permission templates is required. As an experienced programmer by myself im used to follow instructions because I always fear to break some bot scripts :-) All the best to you, Bernd Hohmann (talk) 23:27, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Missing user warnings.

Hi,

I just noticed that your alter ego was (is?) marking files with {{No permission since}} without warning the uploader. It is in contradiction with our deletion rules. Could you please restore the images that you marked for deletion and which were later deleted without warning the uploaders and properly notify them of issues with their files?

Eg. all from here and probably more.

I suggest you also to stop using a bot for adding deletion templates until you ensure it notifies file uploaders as it is required. Ankry (talk) 19:03, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

File:Lakewood Crossing-map.png

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Lakewood Crossing-map.png has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has 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 it, 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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Restoring the Images which are deleted

Hi, fastily. You have deleted all the images/files I have uploaded. What should I do to restore them? the files are from these pages 1. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kalvakuntla_Chandrashekar_Rao&action=history 2. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Chief_Ministers_of_Telangana&action=history 3. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_cabinet_ministers_of_Telangana&action=history 4. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_current_Indian_chief_ministers&action=history

Please help me.

Could you please link the images in question? It's unclear what you're referring to -FASTILY 08:41, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

File:Photo of Maryann Corbett.JPG

Hi, Fastily. I noticed you recently deleted File:Photo of Maryann Corbett.JPG as a copyright violation -- given the explanations made on the file's talk page, was this really necessary? The uploader, User:Maryannz, has been openly editing as Maryann Corbett on Wikipedia for years, and it is hardly unusual for editors on Wikimedia projects to contribute their own text and images which they have previously published elsewhere online. I don't think it's typical to insist on OTRS permissions where there's a credible and independently supported claim that the uploader is the copyright holder. Even if not, though, in this case surely it would have been better to simply instruct the uploader to contact OTRS, and to tag the file with {{OTRS pending}} in the meantime? If she had failed to send the necessary permission within a few weeks, the image would have been automatically tagged for deletion. Psychonaut (talk) 10:36, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Unfortunately OTRS permission is necessary for any text or images previously published elsewhere on the web. For the sake of consistency, I don't think we should be making exceptions to the rule. Kind regards, FASTILY 08:41, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Re: File:Katharine Ross 1966.JPG

I see it was at DR in 2013 and was kept. However, an uncropped copy of the photo shows a 1976 copyright notice. The film was from 1976. When I went to nominate this for DR, it was suggested the admin making the keep or delete decision should be contacted. Would you rather I take it to DR again? Thanks, We hope (talk) 04:48, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Well, it's pretty obvious that this is a non-free work. I've gone ahead and speedy deleted it. Hope that helps, FASTILY 08:41, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
As always, Thanks!! :) We hope (talk) 13:48, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

File:Gnome-media-playback-sprite.png

Hello Fastily

And happy new year!

I need the help of an administrator about File:Gnome-media-playback-sprite.png. The file is protected but its category Category:Player icons need to change to Category:Media player icons. (A "player icon" is a football player too, so I renamed stuff a bit and moved pictures of football player icons to another cat.)

Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 00:05, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Done! Hope that helps, FASTILY 05:33, 26 December 2014 (UTC)