User talk:Fred J/Archive 8

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Hi![edit]

I'm gonna tell you for the last time that these images Enna35-Auditorium dell'Università.jpg, Enna1-Euno, Castello di Lombardia.JPG, Enna5-Teatro Garibaldi.jpg are NOT copyviol. so I ask you to restore them. I'd like to hav an answer from you, and don't tell me "I did what I could": if you don't agree with me about restoring these files, tell me why. Give an evidence, a proof for which they mustn't be restored. Please, post me a message on my talk psge if you want. --Max 29 giu 2007, 23.02 (UTC)

Template:Trademarked-Tolkien[edit]

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RfA Thanks[edit]

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Re: Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Flag of Chechnya.svg[edit]

Hi Eugene! Maybe you could look at Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Flag of Chechnya.svg, translate and maybe close (keep/delete). Cheers! / Fred J 21:46, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

On my opinion it's holy war around "what is Chechnya": en:Republic of Chechnya or en:Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. May be best solution will be to move each flag on fully qualified name, delete Image:Flag of Chechnya.svg and protect it from recreation. --EugeneZelenko 15:29, 12 November 2007 (UTC)
I have uploaded Image:Flag of Chechen Republic since 2004.svg. Is that okay filename? If so, then I will ask SieBot to replaced it everywhere, then I will delete it. / Fred J 17:09, 12 November 2007 (UTC)
I think image name is fine. --EugeneZelenko 15:19, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
Now someone deleted my recent upload as a duplicate of the badly named file. I think this is a hopeless project. / Fred J 17:35, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
Reuploaded and the old file was retagged as bad name. /Lokal_Profil 18:10, 30 November 2007 (UTC)
And now all the uses of "Flag of Chechnya.svg" have been replaced. /Lokal_Profil 01:14, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Bot[edit]

Yes, it runs, see Special:Contributions. It does of course not work for complex deletion requests involving multiple images, etc. -- Bryan (talk to me) 08:02, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

Ok, just checking... / Fred J 10:02, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

Från min diskussion[edit]

Hej, Jag är nästan aldrig inne på commons. Därför har svaret dröjt.
Ja: Det verkar som att SJ har ändrat statusen. Om det är fritt för en upphovsrättsinnehavare att göra så innebär det antagligen att bilderna inte passar under licenskraven här. //Laserpekare 23:00, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

User rename[edit]

Fred, it seems User:Terker wants to have his account renamed. See Commons:Deletion requests/Image:WiiraltAkt1931.jpg. Could you help him? Lupo 11:22, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

No, sorry, I have lost interest in this project. / Fred J 17:36, 21 November 2007 (UTC)
Eh? What happened? That would be a damn loss. I hope you reconsider. We need sensible people like you! Lupo 07:55, 22 November 2007 (UTC)
Ditto. Say what???? --SB_Johnny | PA! 12:54, 22 November 2007 (UTC)
I too would prefer that not to be the case?--Herby talk thyme 13:01, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Fred, good luck with whatever you are going to do and I hope that we will see you back some day. -- Bryan (talk to me) 12:36, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

Jag kom här för att fråga dig om den här översättning var bra och se du vill inte vara medlem i Commons :'(... Jag vet inte vad är problemet men i alla fall ta det lugnt, ibland är det bra att ta en wikipaus. Kram, Patrícia msg 13:45, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks all. I never said I would leave this project indefinitely, and I probably won't. :-)

The thing is, there are several issues that bother me, such as copyright issues; the foundation's demand that we follow the freedomdefined.org license (which we still don't and they haven't pressed us); and whether to be as restrictive or permittive as possible. And there are no clear guidelines on anything. And it really pains me that Commons could host a lot more than it does without any problem, while there are stuff that it does host that could possibly be a serious liability, and I'm not sure that is the right direction. So I feel quite unmotivated at the moment. / Fred J 16:26, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

POTY Svenska translation ('invite2' message)[edit]

Hi! Need add Svenska translation for message 'invite2'

i18n['en']['invite2'] = u'Thank you for participating in the first round of the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year 2007 competition. The finalists have now been selected. You have been automatically sent a new token; see the message below:'

Thanks. --Kaganer 12:49, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Ok, done. / Fred J 15:03, 28 December 2007 (UTC)
Hi Fred, thanks for doing that one!
Swedish is still missing the wiki pages and the announcements, as well as a designated "language contact" to respond to queries. I see above you are feeling a bit unmotivated; how do you feel about POTY? Are you interested in helping out? If not, would you be able to maybe prod some other Swedish speakers to do these tasks? I would really like to see full participation possible for Swedish voters...
Happy New Year, pfctdayelise (说什么?) 13:00, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
Happy New Year pfctdayelise, and thanks for your message.
I'll take a look at it. If users such as user:Lokal Profil and user:LX are watching this perhaps they'd like to give a helping hand too.
Fred J (talk) 20:12, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
Looks as though you've got it sorted. Added the translation page to my watchlist though. /Lokal_Profil 02:05, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
Lokal, you know the wiki pages and announcements still need doing, right? (see Commons:Picture of the Year/2007/Translations) --pfctdayelise (说什么?) 07:41, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Good to see you more active again Fred - you have been missed. Let me know if I can help with any on the inactivity issues - you will have probably have seen that I will deal with inactive CUs by the end of the week in accordance with my post here. Regards --Herby talk thyme 16:59, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

I don't know if you noticed, but I was just working on Commons:Administrators/Inactivity section. If you know a way to sort the list by alphabet would be great. Otherwise I'll get it done faster on my own, but perhaps you'd like to double-check my actions when I'm done. Last time there were some errors and it's easy to make mistakes when there is so many numbers and users to check and notify etc.
Fred J (talk) 17:07, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
That is what I spotted :) Don't know a way to do it quickly but I'll happily review the information when you feel you are done with it. Nudge me (& I hope 2008 is good for you) --Herby talk thyme 17:11, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
  • reset

Would you feel like getting your page going again - see here? I'll happily help & looks like the Meta one can be improved too. Regards --Herby talk thyme 17:23, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks - so you are happy if that page is now public Fred? Realised as you posted it to me it must be so linked to that thread, many thanks & hears hoping for some progress. Regards --Herby talk thyme 10:05, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Västgötalagen[edit]

Hej, ordnade fram Image:Västgötalagen blad 21.jpg som publicerades 1924. Thuresson 16:01, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Vad bra! Dessutom med bättre bildkvaliteten. Utmärkt.
Fred J (talk) 00:46, 4 January 2008 (UTC)


Image Tagging Image:Casino_Cosmopol_i_Göteborg_den_19_december_2004..JPG[edit]

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PD-Coa[edit]

Thanks for the work on the template. That was probably what was needed from the start. I quite liked the wording "Note: This tag is obsolete! Nothing is public domain without a reason." Maybe that wording should go on {{PD}} as well? /Lokal_Profil 14:14, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Hmmm, yes I think it was necessary.
I don't know about the PD tag, but in case you'd like to change it, I've unprotected it.
Fred J (talk) 14:40, 19 January 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. I've added the text to the PD tag. Not that I expect it to make a huge difference since it's been depricated for close to two years, but it's better then nothing. /Lokal_Profil 17:04, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Template:Dagensbild[edit]

Hey Fred, I thought you might know. What's this template it for? It has a ton of subpages that seem like they're no longer needed. I'm just trying to tidy up the template namespace a little and thought maybe these can safely be deleted. Rocket000 15:17, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

It was used to show Swedish-related images on the Swedish main page, but no-one wanted to continue it. It showed images of quality and that are interesting, and I think it could still be potentially useful for finding good quality Swedish images. But if they bother you so much in your clean up efforts, I won't stop you from deleting.
Fred J (talk) 15:40, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
Well, if you think they might be useful... I guess they don't bother me that much :) Rocket000 15:49, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
Alright.
Ugh, this anti-logo discussing is tearing on my nerves... / Fred J (talk) 16:27, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

"no media" deletion[edit]

Hi Fred - can you give me a better way to describe pages created as .jpg ones by IPs which aren't actually pictures? I do get a lot of them and was after a shorthand way to deal with them rather than typing something each time. Many thanks --Herby talk thyme 08:09, 21 January 2008 (UTC)


Image:Lucia_1908_by_Carl_Larsson.jpg[edit]

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Fred J (talk) 16:45, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Commons:Don't be bold[edit]

Nice essay! At first I wasn't sure, but after reading it, I like it! :) Rocket000 18:02, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Hehehe, I hope to give some food for thought :)
Fred J (talk) 22:31, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
I gave it a couple of tweaks and linked it in from Mellow :) ++Lar: t/c 03:03, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
Yea, it looks good. thanks! / Fred J (talk) 20:55, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

OMG we are turning into essayists. ArbCom can surely not be far away. pfctdayelise (说什么?) 04:46, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Please no... We need a "no arbcom for commons" image... (and while you're at it, put the kibosh on WikiCouncil too!) ... maybe we need an essay? ++Lar: t/c 13:05, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
Hmm.. Maybe a ComArb is better? / Fred J (talk) 15:40, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
It's not the name, it's the concept. If we get to where we can't work through our disputes without an arbitration committee (of whatever name) Commons won't be nearly as much fun. ++Lar: t/c 17:00, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Flag of Croatia Discussion[edit]

I think that it would be advisable for the administrator Lupo to start such proceedings (dispute). It is clear that we have reached saturation point at one of the discutants. -- Rainman 17:45, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

You don't have to be administrator to post at the disputes noticeboard. You can do it yourself. I think Lupo has other things to do than to continue discussing the Croatian flag, a subject he is probably not to acquainted with and perhaps not very interested in really....
Fred J (talk) 20:57, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

Inactive[edit]

I cannot see that any of the ones listed since last time have carried out five admin actions in the past 6 months. I assume where relevant this will include removal of 'crat flag (Ausir at least)? Let me know if there is anything else I can do - regards --Herby talk thyme 14:19, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Yes of course, how can he be 'crat if he isn't an admin.
I suppose a formal request could be made at meta? I'll do it in a few days, if no-one has objected before that.
Fred J (talk) 15:01, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
Actually we were looking at that on Meta in the past few days - Larry proved on testwiki that you can be a crat without being a sysop but I doubt it would be appreciated by the community! The only objections will come in afterwards not before :) Thanks for the work & regards --Herby talk thyme 15:06, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
Oh, that's cool. Then you could give yourself adminship rights too, I suppose?
Fred J (talk) 15:17, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
Yes I guess so (though I am not sure that he tested that). We have just had a very messy confirmation on Meta & were discussing "confirmation on each rights" (there has only been sysop so far there). --Herby talk thyme 15:21, 9 February 2008 (UTC)


Template:US state seal[edit]

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Image:Kubrick.jpg[edit]

Hello, this image is in first position when to search "Kubrick" on commons. Strange, i don't know lego with this name. Erase or okay ? - Shaddam 5 20:35, 2 March 2008 (UTC)
OMG. This Truth is unbearable -Shaddam 5 20:43, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:Malmöhus, 2003-04-14.jpg[edit]

Your comment for this picture reads:

A sign with the inscription "1607" and C IV I think (Christian IV of Denmark)

In fact, the monogram of Christian IV is a C with an (Arabic numeral) 4 inside - this C has an AK inside. According to the Malmöhus webpage (http://www.malmo.se/kulturbibliotek/malmomuseer/slottetmalmohus/christianivsflygelbyggnadsivertgrubbe.4.7101b483110ca54a56280005516.html) the CAK stands for "Christian" and his queen "Anna Katarina".

Ah, there you go. So I learned something new today. Thanks.
Fred J (talk) 17:32, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Removal of template on piano image[edit]

I have to be the doubting Thomas in this situation. In this edit on Image:Piano.jpg, you removed a call for source information on an image. Do you really believe that it is true that he took it and releases it?

  • First of all, I doubt that he took it. It is at a perfect angle, has perfect lighting, and is perfectly removed from a background or shot in a professional studio. Here are promotional photos to look at and compare: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6].
  • Secondly, I cannot imagine a photo of this quality being released to public domain.
  • Thirdly, the nature of the user does not convince me that he is even knowledgeable of policy or standard procedure. For example, on Image:Bechstein D280 top view.jpg, he says that the company gave permission, which again, I doubt. But he made no attempt to send permission to OTRS or ask how to confirm this permission, if it was really given. Also, he has been uploading logos such as Image:CBechstein Logo en.jpg which I believe are not appropriate files for the Commons (and the licensing on that file is probably not true, unless he is the creator of a logo for a company that is 150 years old), but I have a bad history with logos, so I won't push that issue. If you honestly believe that what he says is true, then I will leave it alone.

Additionally, I have heard that, for some reason, it is my job to find the site it was from if I suspect it is a copyvio. I wholly disagree with this, and if this is your stance then I will bring it up again (I assume there has been discussion about this before) at the Village pump.

People seem to get the impression that by me voting delete or adding these templates to images that I am some kind of 'deletionist' for the Commons. I am not. I am trying to enforce the rules that have been set forth for the integrity of the Commons, and it is impossible to do so unless you use common sense. ALTON .ıl 07:04, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Commons:Changing username[edit]

Hej Fred,

As you probably know, meta:H:UL has been activated. This has caused an extra work load on Commons:Changing username, and there are very few active bureaucrats around these days. It would be great if you could keep an eye on our local requests page to alleviate the burden as much as possible. Please forgive me if you think this message was somehow innapropriate, it is not my intention to "make people do their work" - we're all volunteers and do the best we can. Cheers, Patrícia msg 17:49, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Well, I'll give you my insight about your questions, from my short experience as a rookie 'crat :). We ask for crosslinks when users claim that they are "User X on Project Y", that is, there must be some sort of link on that page mentioning the account here on Commons. This is to avoid someone creating an account and grabbing a name from a known wikimedian, then screwing up with it - when it was not the same person at all. Lar has made a handy little text that you can transclude on a request, when you don't find any crosslink.
You may find an error upon renaming someone, stating that the chosen username is "reserved for global login". This is a known bug and will be hopefully fixed somehow - it usually means that the requesting party has done account unification before doing the rename, and so the non-renamed account is left out. Those people will have to wait for the bug resolution; I've placed two such requests on Commons:Changing username#Requests that cannot currently be fulfilled for now, we'll see how the bug thing goes.
We're roughly following the English Wikipedia renaming guidelines, although in the end it's bureaucrat discretion to accept performing a rename or not. So far I haven't seen any complicated cases, but if you don't know what to do in a certain circumstance, just leave it, we can bug someone more knowledgeful to look into that ;P.
Cheers :) Patrícia msg 21:37, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Licens[edit]

Hej! Jag är ny här på Commons och jag har laddat upp ett antal foton på Halmstad som jag själv har tagit. Det jag vill är att släppa dom helt fria utan några som helst krav på att man skriver vem som är upphovsmannen eller något sådant. Vilken licens ska jag använda, PD-self eller GFDL-self? Retle 09:17, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Ladda upp fel bild[edit]

Kan du ta bort Protestantmuralbelfast 2.jpg denna bild ladda upp fel det är inte min egen har laddat upp den jag sälvtagit.wolfmann 17:39, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Administrative notice[edit]

Deutsch

Dear Fred J/Archive 8. I am writing to you to inform you that because of inactivity, you may lose your adminship on Commons.

Commons has a new policy on admin activity, Commons:Administrators/De-adminship, taken into use on June 13, 2007 (after a two-week poll on the proposed policy's talk page).

If you want to keep your adminship, you have to sign at Commons:Administrators/Inactivity section within 30 days. Note that if you don't make 5 admin actions in the following 5 months, you will then lose the adminship anyways.

Thank you,
abf /talk to me/ 11:18, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

[7] Thank you for all your work; it's good to see you editing again. Patrícia msg 14:36, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
I would like to say thanks as well for your hard work... you were one of the admins I learned from when I first got here. Best wishes. ++Lar: t/c 23:39, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Global account for user Brest2007[edit]

Hi, i have a global account whith the name "Brest". But on Wikimedia Commons someone already create account with the name Brest, which do not contribute since it is created. I want to unify my global account Brest with my Wikimedia Commmons account user:Brest2007 if it is possible. Can you help me about this? Best regards. --Brest2007 (talk) 09:04, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Replied at your talk page. / Fred J (talk) 00:16, 16 September 2008 (UTC)
Any way, thank you for the replay. I will try to contact other active birocrat. Best regards.--Brest2007 (talk) 09:52, 16 September 2008 (UTC)