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This image has been deleted, despite the fact that I had obtained permission from the owners of the image. I e-mailed the image owner (Caen La Mer local authority – PR department), who granted permission to use the image in Wikipedia, and I transferred their e-mail response to Wikimedia Commons. Why has this image been deleted? --Karldupart 21:02, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Hello, no permission was registered for this image here on Commons. You should send a copy of the permission to (see Commons:OTRS for further information). If the permission is ok the file will be undeleted by an OTRS volunteer. --GeorgHHtalk   21:16, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Image deletions[edit]

You have set up Image:George_2nd_Cambridge.png, Image:Charlotte_Mathilde_British_Princess_Royal_Queen_of_Wurttemberg.jpg and Image:FrederickDukeofYork.jpg for delition because of the copyright status is unclear. Listen: Both Frederick, Duke of York, and his sister Charlotte died in the first part of the 19th century, and George, Duke of Cambridge died in 1904. The person who portraited this people have to be dead for more than 100 years, or guaranteed died for more than 70 years. I would appreciate to upload old pictures on commons without this much problem. Jon Torger (talk 20:17, 20 February 2008 (UTC).

I've changed it for Image:George 2nd Cambridge.png to a regular deletion request to exchange opinions about deletion with other users. --GeorgHHtalk   22:49, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:NambuLineTrain0804.jpg[edit]

Hello GeorgHH,

Thank you for asking about Image:NambuLineTrain0804.jpg. You stated that there is no information about who took it. However, that information is already in the image page. If any additional information is necessary please let me know.

Best regards, Fg2 11:23, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

It's ok now, thank you for updating the image description! --GeorgHHtalk   18:06, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

Prohibited names[edit]

Hey GeorgHH, I noticed you been busy protecting bad file names. I created a template, {{prohibited name}}, so you can just use that. It automatically adds the page to Category:Commons prohibited file names. With a centralized template, we can add more translations to it later and track the files easier. Cheers, - Rocket000 19:11, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Great! I thought about a template only for the description text before, but yours is much better. Thank you. --GeorgHHtalk   19:57, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
You're welcome. :) And thanks for all your work with those bad names. Cheers, - Rocket000 04:45, 24 February 2008 (UTC)
I've to say that also User:ChristianBier makes a lot of work with this job. And at least, the initiative to upload place holder images for this reason comes from User:Mdd4696. --GeorgHHtalk   14:12, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Image:Bannerhomepage3 it.png[edit]

Image:Bannerhomepage3 it.png <-- This is a banner for Wikimedia Foundation 2007 fundraiser! Is the translation of Image:Bannerhomepage3.png. This image is translated in other languages, see: Image:Bannerhomepage3_nl.png. It used, for example, in 1. The information that I have inserted on the source and licence they are exact. ...More information go asked who have created the image in English... -- DarkAp89  Commons 08:31, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

2 sourceless images.[edit]

Hi George. Saw you tagged Image:NASA cloudeffects.jpg and Image:NASA earth energy budget.gif. Went digging with the headers of these images in google and added and found several "similar" images by NASA that makes me believe both are derivatives of NASA images (search1 search2). I added a link to both of the images, but i'm not quite sure what to make of this situation. What do you think we should do here? TheDJ 15:40, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

Hello DJ, Thanks for your help! Due to your note about the google search I found the images at I've updated the description pages. Thanks again. --GeorgHHtalk   16:31, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
Wonderful. Good to have that resolved. I actively watch the category of NASA images, so whenever you tag any of them, I'll try to track them down (have done so several times already with success). TheDJ 16:40, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
Good job! Keep at it, I often see NASA-tagged images without a source. --GeorgHHtalk   16:45, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

Permissions for Image:Christine Zukowski.jpg[edit]

You added a permissions tag for Image:Christine Zukowski.jpg. The image was originally uploaded to en wiki by en:User:Laser braids. According to that user's userpage, there is an OTRS ticket that says that user has the right to license pictures from that URL. How would I go about adding that information to the Christine Zukowski image page? Awartha 20:10, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Hello, thanks for your advice! I've copied the permission-id from his user page to the image descripton here, so the image is no longer candidate for deletion. Thanks. --GeorgHHtalk   20:33, 4 March 2008 (UTC)


Hello! Georg HH:

Thanks for tell me how to upload images to Commons and placed into categories, the problem is that I'm rookie and I do not understand English very well, so for the moment not yet know how. I will try someone explain it to me in Spanish, because I do not know how to categorize the images. Thank you.--Goldorak 23:04, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Wegen Leptis Magna-Fotos[edit]

Image:Leptis Magna 1.jpg Image:Leptis Magna 3.jpg

Ich habe die Bilder zwar hochgeladen auf Commons, sie stammten aber zuvor von, der Fotograf ist mit seiner Benutzerseite angegeben (w:fr:Utilisateur:Luna04). Wäre es nicht sinnvoller, den Fotografen direkt zu kontaktieren, wenn er angegeben ist? Ich habe auf seiner Benutzerseite keinen Hinweis gefunden. Longbow4u 11:58, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Ich habe eine Nachricht auf seiner Diskussionsseite hinterlassen. --GeorgHHtalk   13:31, 4 March 2008 (UTC)
OK, danke. Longbow4u 21:43, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

New version[edit]


We have an agreement with Marcus; we're just keeping the best version. I uploaded many separated versions yet as you can check it my history. But we currently have a pending discussion with Marcus for finding the precise accession numbers of the artefacts, as you can check it in our respective discussion pages—and that's why I just made my first uploads yesterday by recovering Marcus' files, since accession number is necessary for properly file renaming.

So please, just respect our gentleman's agreement; we both know what we are doing. Thanks. Bibi Saint-Pol (sprechen) 19:41, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

deleted image with an otrs ticket[edit]

Hi, Image:1976 Congressman Leo Ryan letter to Ida Camburn.jpg was deleted by you as No permission: noted permission was never confirmed (since 19. Mai 2007), yet an OTRS ticket was added[1] and, on inspection of the permission letter, it seems suitable. Could you take another look. Cheers, John Vandenberg (chat) 05:09, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Hello John, I asked OTRS member Codeispoetry to check this ticket here (in German). The result is, that we have no proof of identity of the person who have sent the permission email. --GeorgHHtalk   09:19, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
I believe the letter is covered by {{PD-USGov}} as it bears an official letterhead. Also I have strong reasons to believe that the email address of Ida is valid, which would cover memorial image. I think it would be appropriate to ask User:Smee and/or User:Shell Kinney to ask for better identity verification before overruling the OTRS ticket. John Vandenberg (chat) 13:18, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
Feel free to ask the uplaoder. If he/she can provide reliable information, it's no problem to restore the images. --GeorgHHtalk   13:27, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
Could you consider whether the letter image is acceptable under PD-USGov?
Codeinpoetry has pointed out to me that the OTRS ticket wasnt overruled - a clear license from an appropriate domain was not received. Sorry for the above incorrect wording. As I am quite confident a license can be obtained for the memorial image; I will try and re-initiate contact to obtain a better image release. John Vandenberg (chat) 13:36, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Should I raise a deletion review for Image:1976 Congressman Leo Ryan letter to Ida Camburn.jpg to review whether it is acceptable under {{PD-USGov}} ? John Vandenberg (chat) 01:25, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

That's ok, please list it at Commons:Undeletion requests. --GeorgHHtalk   12:18, 8 March 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for fixing image:stordabrua.jpg. Would you please do the same trick on image:Bømlabrua.JPG? --Tannkrem 13:47, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Hi, I was trying to improve the image, but the result was not so good as by the first image, I'm not a professional in this. I suggest you to list the image at Commons:Graphic Lab School/Images to improve, so users with more experience and better graphic equipment can try to improve your image. --GeorgHHtalk   19:44, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

ein weiteres Bild[edit]

Moin GeorgHH, ich habe gerade ein falschen Bild hochgeladen, Image:Cuxhaven U Boot Achriv 01.jpg, es ist schief und falsch geschrieben, deshalb könntest Du es bitte löschen. Danke und Tschüß --Ra Boe 18:03, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

✓ Done Schönes Wochenende. --GeorgHHtalk   19:45, 8 March 2008 (UTC)
Danke Dir auch. --Ra Boe 19:52, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

P3070004.JPG -> Congo African Grey pet on a perch.JPG[edit]

✓ Done [2] --Rei-artur 10:22, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

That was fast! Thanks. --GeorgHHtalk   10:25, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Pictures by Philippe Legendre-Kvater you have deleted[edit]

Hello Please what is the problem about the 3 pictures by Philippe Legendre-Kvater, since the author does agree? Best regards --Gaetan Poix 18:23, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Photographs of copyrighted artwork is not allowed on Commons, see Commons:Licensing#Acceptable_licenses. If you have an written permission, please forward it to the email adress stated on Commons:OTRS. After checking maybe the files will be undeleted. --GeorgHHtalk   18:37, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:Baureihe 01 1001.jpg[edit]

Hi Georg, dieses Bild wurde 1939 oder später aufgenommen. Damit copyvio, oder? Gruß, Code·is·poetry 17:45, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Moin, ja ganz klar, da dieses Model laut de:DRG Baureihe 01.10 erst 1939 in Auftrag gegeben wurde. Zudem fehlt die Quellenangabe. --GeorgHHtalk   18:01, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:Julio Aguilera by Vicente Saavedra.jpg[edit]

Hello: This image got tagged for deletion even after I sent permissions back on September 30, 2007 and left notice on image (several related images, actually, all found here). I didn't keep the correspondence (thinking it would be kept safe somewhere) and just feel its abusive and disrespectiful contacting an artist twice because we deleted/lost his forwarded email. Don't really give a soup if image gets deleted, but Commons' users should be more careful with those emails. Wikipedia users go through all sorts of efforts just to realize that nobody even received/read or cared about their e-mails. It gives the impression we should be more concerned about sticking deletion tags than verifying their removal. --Gmlegal 08:24, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Mh, if the otrs team receives a mail, we don't loose it. However, your mail did not cover Image:Julio Aguilera by Vicente Saavedra.jpg. Regards, Code·is·poetry 08:43, 13 March 2008 (UTC)


aber das geht garnicht. Du kannst doch nicht für jemanden anders eine Lizenz hinzufügen, oder gibt es eine Stelle, wo darum gebeten wurde? Grüße, ein verwirrter abf /talk to me/ 18:28, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

Doch doch, das geht ganz gut...
Aber im Ernst: Wenn Du Dir den Kommentar zur zweiten Version des Bildes ansiehst, ist das Bild "own work" und "GFDL Cc-by-2.0-de". Ich hab das nur nachgetragen, nachdem User:Lijealso die Seite geleert hatte (warum auch immer...) und weil die Beschreibung ja beim erneuten hochladen duch Bixiana nicht aktualisiert wurde. Hab's auch in der Zusammenfassung dokumentiert. --GeorgHHtalk   19:07, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
Ach da! Sorry, manchaml abf /talk to me/=Blind... Grüße, ein wieder sehender abf /talk to me/ 10:43, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Bahnhof isenburg 1900.jpg[edit]

Hallo GeorgHH,

da das Bild über einhundert Jahre alt ist, kann man davon ausgehen, daß es inzwischen gemeinfrei ist. Sollte das nicht ausreichen, muss es gelöscht werden, da ich nicht weis, wer der Fotograf ist und das auch nicht mehr herauszufinden ist. Gruß --Frank Murmann 20:19, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Hat sich erledigt. SLA gestellt. --Frank Murmann 20:41, 18 March 2008 (UTC)


Ich möchte bitte meinen Namen umändern.--The User 16:12, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Bitte stelle die Anfrage unter Commons:Changing username. --GeorgHHtalk   17:52, 19 March 2008 (UTC)


Um... you really think this needs to be categorized? :P - Rocket000 13:39, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

I haven't deleted it immediately because I was unsure about it's meaning and would uploader give time to use and/or edit it. ABF has since deleted it. --GeorgHHtalk   19:59, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Diskriminierung von Administrator[edit]

"User:Polarlys" tut mir meine Seite hier ständig löschen, obwohl ich da einen Text von mir da Hereingeschrieben hab. Dann habe ich eine Liste mit Links eingefügt und der kommt mir Kopiergeschützte Werke an, um mit dieser Seite Unfug anzustellen. Der hat die geschützt, obwohl ich da 'reingeschrieben habe, dass ich selber jeder hier editieren darf. Dann habe ich den aufgefrordert das rückgängig zu machen und der hat es nicht gemacht. Das ist Vandalismus! Ich habe gegen keine Regel verstoßen. Nun hat der mich gauf meiner eigenen Benutzerseite gesperrt, obwohl ich nur meinen eigenen Text da hereingeschrieben habe!!!--The User 09:09, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Der Nutzer, der hier in der Vergangenheit übrigens hunderte Urheberrechtsverletzungen reingestellt hat, aufgrund von „hate speech“, persönlichen Angriffen und ideologisch verbrämter Arbeitsweise auf und wiederholt gesperrt wurde (mit einer ganzen Armada von Sockenpuppen), der TU und SLUB Dresden mehrere Abuse-Meldungen eingebracht hat, hat Texte von kopiert und war zudem mal wieder in seiner „In-der-BRD-wird-gedopt-während-unsere-heldenhaften-DDR-Athleten-inklusive-die-Schwimmerinnen-mit-den-Bärten-ihre-Medaillien-ohne Doping-gewonnen-haben“-Mission unterwegs. Das steht in krassem Widerspruch zu COM:SCOPE. --Polarlys 11:45, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Ich finde sein Verhalten fragwürdig, allerdings auch deines mit dem löschen von Versionen seiner Benutzerseite. Da wird's schwierig seine Beiräge richtig nachvollziehen zu können. --GeorgHHtalk   12:23, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Ich habe mich dabei an dem Prinzip der Versionslöschung bei Urheberrechtsverletzungen ( orientiert. --Polarlys 12:32, 20 March 2008 (UTC)


PLease contact User:Riana -she was sorting out my OTRS images Ernst Stavro Blofeld 16:01, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

That's your job, you are the uploader. --GeorgHHtalk   18:00, 21 March 2008 (UTC)


  • hallo, warum möchtest du das bild löschen ?was für ein grund? gruss dich Princo 16:47, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
Hallo, auf gibt es keine Information darüber, wer der Fotograf des Bildes ist und wann es aufgenommen bzw. veröffentlicht wurde. Somit fehlen Beweise dafür das das Bild public domain ist (mal abgesehen davon, das der von dir verwendete Lizenzbaustein falsch ist). --GeorgHHtalk   16:57, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Hallo wer der Fotograf des Bildes ist und wann es aufgenommen das weiss ich nicht, Dieser mann ist gestorben schon seit 1979 und das bils ist fotografiert in der Zeit von Algerienkrieg. Gruss dich--Princo 01:24, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Grouping images[edit]

Dear Georg,

thank you for your message on my site. I am going to edit the information of groups on the pictures I uploaded. Thanks for the useful recommendations. Sveriges fana 11:23, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:Cannabis_sativa_(101_0039).jpg[edit]

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Warning sign
This media may be deleted.

Thanks for uploading Image:Cannabis_sativa_(101_0039).jpg. I notice the image page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear. If you have not created this media yourself then you need to argue that we have the right to use the media on Wikimedia Commons (see copyright tagging below). If you have not created the media yourself then you should also specify where you found it, i.e., in most cases link to the website where you got it, and the terms of use for content from that page. If the content is a derivative of a copyrighted work, you need to supply the names and a licence of the original authors as well.

If the media also doesn't have a copyright tag, then you must also add one. If you created/took the picture, audio, or video then you can use {{self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-all}} to release it under the multilicense GFDL plus Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike All-version license or {{PD-self}} to release it into the public domain. See Commons:Copyright tags for the full list of copyright tags that you can use.

Note that any unsourced and untagged images will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have uploaded other media, please check that you have specified their source and copyright tagged them, too. You can find all your uploads using the Gallery tool. Thank you. Code·is·poetry 17:55, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:Eideman.png‎ and Image:Avgust Kork.png[edit]

I've loaded SVG files now. Please check it. --Shliahov 09:39, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

You have to state who created the original image. All your version are edits of the original, so you're not the copyright holder. --GeorgHHtalk   09:49, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
State who created the original photograph is almost imposible because all of them were shot in 1937, and dissapeared all photographs from files and libraries. I've used more than one poor quality photograph to do a single drawing, trying to re-create one realiable image. If it has to be deleted.... I cannot do anything else.--Shliahov 10:58, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
Before reading your message, I loaded Feldman1.svg. --Shliahov 11:02, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
Don't bother you check again both pics? I don't know if is enough stated or I have to add anything else... and I have no clue about it.--Shliahov 15:24, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
Opinions by other users would be great to find a consensus about deletion. --GeorgHHtalk   16:57, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
But... Is your opinion the same as the begining? I have added the stating about copyright that I found, and waiting other opinions, I want to know if anything has changed about it. Thank you in advance. --Shliahov 17:10, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
Yes, my opinion is the same. If you don't know the source of the image which you used as base for your image, then also you don't know the author, his date of death and the date of first publication. So the required information for {{PD-Russia}} aren't given and your images can't refer to it. --GeorgHHtalk   17:25, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
Ok. It is required to give publication source. I have for one of them, and I have to find for the second. Thank you. (I'm asking what else is needed, not convince anybody, sorry if it could be understood). I fill it now.--Shliahov 17:29, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Re: MediaWiki[edit]

Normally you would do the following:

However this appears to be a problem with the standard message files of MediaWiki. I will change that in the codebase, so that the change gets propagated through all sites using MediaWiki. -- Bryan (talk to me) 22:00, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Oh well, appears to be already done by Raymond, see [3]. This change will be in effect when the software is updated. (Usually done each day). -- Bryan (talk to me) 22:04, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
Yes, it looks that Raymond changed the code exact for this issue, thanks for your quick response. --GeorgHHtalk   22:15, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:Image viewer db.script-1-.jpg[edit]

Hi GeorgHH

I would like to explin my use of the Ludovic Rodolhpe Pissarro. The website adress is, [4]. The website and museum is honoured to have their picture on the Wikimedia commons. H4x0r13377331 11:22, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

That site is copyrighted ("Copyright © All Rights Reserved") and gives no information about author and source of the image. So it will be deleted. --GeorgHHtalk   15:53, 2 April 2008 (UTC)


Hi GeorgHH,
thanks for processing my 5 deletion proposals of today. May I ask why those five appeared so different on Commons:Deletion requests/2008/04/04 as the others? Was that because they were cats and not images? -- Túrelio 15:36, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Hi, no problem. It was different because you did something wrong: You've added the same deletion text as you used on the image, but you have to add the text after point one at the deletion warning message. For example Commons:Deletion requests/Category:Gesäß: you've added {{Delete |reason=Redundant to Category:Buttocks. |subpage=Category:Gesäß |day=4 |month=April |year=2008 }} but it must be {{subst:delete2|image=Category:Gesäß|reason=Redundant to Category:Buttocks. --~~~~}}
Thanks. I'll try to do better next time ;-) -- Túrelio 20:52, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
With this Category:Buterfly one it did work. But really, couldn't the deletion proposal on Commons made a little bit more simple than forcing people to manually put code on at least 3 different pages? ;-) -- Túrelio 08:26, 5 April 2008 (UTC)
I don't know how to simplify the procedure, sorry. But for obvious reasons like typing errors or misspelled category names I suggest you to use {{bad name|other category}} or {{speedydelete|reason}} intsead of nominating on COM:DR. Hope this helps. --GeorgHHtalk   08:53, 5 April 2008 (UTC)
Danke. Hab jetzt erst realisiert, dass du auch deutsch sprichst. Grüße anne Woderkand. --Túrelio 09:36, 5 April 2008 (UTC)
Ups, hab's auch nicht gesehen. Schönes Wochenende. --GeorgHHtalk   09:49, 5 April 2008 (UTC)


Moin GeorgHH, bei dem Bild Image:Connex Sachsen 01.jpg hab ich nicht richtig geschaut und falsch betitelt, es muß Image:Connex Mueritz 01.jpg heißen, Ich habs richtig hochgeladen und bitte Dich das erst Bild zu löschen. Danke und schönes Wochenende. Tschüß --Ra Boe 09:29, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Erledigt, dir auch ein schönes Wochenende. --GeorgHHtalk   09:50, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Image:Breizoz - A French Creperie Resturant at Nelson Place Williamstown.jpg and Image:Williamstown - French Creperie Restaurant.jpg[edit]

Hi GeorgHH

Thanks for your information about the image deletion of badname and duplicate format. May I have a question? As I am the photo maker of Image Breizoz - A French Creperie Resturant at Nelson Place Williamstown and Image Williamstown - French Creperie Restaurant, I thought that these two photos virtually are just a duplication of the same photo (I shoot the same object at different time and then found one is of a better quality although they were given a different name when I uploaded them). Would it be possible to delete Image:Breizoz - A French Creperie Resturant at Nelson Place Williamstown.jpg?

I am looking forward to hearing from your advice.

Thanks in advance


Hello Donaldytong, Image:Breizoz - A French Creperie Resturant at Nelson Place Williamstown.jpg is not a duplicate, so it can't be speedy deleted. If you wish to delete it, you have to make a regular deletion request at Commons:Deletion requests. --GeorgHHtalk   13:28, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

Hi GeorgHH

Thanks again for your kind advice. I will follow up your guideline of deletion request format.

Best Regards Donaldytong

Hi GeorgHH

After following your advice, I completed a deletion request at the following:

Delete|reason=The photo virtually is just a duplication of the same photo – Image:Williamstown - French Creperie Restaurant.jpg. The object was shoot at different time and then I found one is of a better quality although they were given a different name when I uploaded them to the Widimedia Commons|subpage=Image:Breizoz - A French Creperie Resturant at Nelson Place Williamstown.jpg|day=20|month=May|year=2007

However, I got a message from the screen; This page is a member of Category:Incomplete deletion requests because it is incomplete (you failed to create the subpage [Commons:Deletion requests/]]. PLEASE fill in all five variables and create the subpage!])

Would you be able to point out for me where I did incorrectly in the above format? I have completed all five variables, but how to create the subpage?

Your kind help would be greatly appreciated.


Hello Donald, I've fixed your request, it's now at Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Breizoz - A French Creperie Resturant at Nelson Place Williamstown.jpg. You've used a wrong page name at Commons:Deletion request.
By the way, it's easy to sign your messages if you use the signature button from the the toolbar Signature button.png. --GeorgHHtalk   13:09, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Thank you so much GeorgHH for your quick response to my questions. May I have a further question? I placed a request for speed deletion of Image:Elwood Beach and Melbourne Skyline.jpg weeks ago, but this photo is still remaining under my user’s gallery. This is an exact duplication of the Image:Elwood Beach.jpg although they had a different name when they were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. Generally speaking, how long would it normally take for a speed deletion?

Please let me know your answer at your convenience. Many thanks/Regards


It's the same problem as for the Williamstown restaurant images: Both images aren't exact duplicates, so they don't will be deleted. The image size is different and also the brightness. Image:Elwood Beach.jpg is an extract of Image:Elwood Beach and Melbourne Skyline.jpg, both can be used by someone. And for my feeling, Image:Elwood Beach and Melbourne Skyline.jpg is the better image (also it have the better name.) --GeorgHHtalk   14:31, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks GeorgHH for your advice and wonderful help. Donaldytong-- 12:01, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Hi GeorgHH

You did help me and answered my questions in relation to the deletion of images in Wikimedia Commons about two weeks ago. May I have another question of deleted {{duplicate}} and {{badname}} images?

I found the following images are still remaining in my user’s gallery pages although they were completely deleted from relevant Category pages due to the reasons of {{duplicate}} and {{badname}} images. Image:Melbourne CBD Panorama.jpg Image:Ayers Rock View from 50 k Distance, NT.jpg Image:Remarkable Mountains Queenstown.jpg Image:Victoria Government House - St Andrews Square in McArthur St.jpg Image:Victoria Government House - St Andrews Square.jpg Image:Breizoz - A French Creperie Resturant at Nelson Place Williamstown.jpg

Would above listed images be deleted eventually from my user’s gallery pages?

Thanks for your kind help in advance --Donaldytong 10:48, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Hello, Donaldytong. I've deleted three images, but the other three will never be deleted because they're not duplicates even though they display the same objects, but from a different angle of view.
Image:Breizoz - A French Creperie Resturant at Nelson Place Williamstown.jpg would be deleted or not if another admin close the deletion request. --GeorgHHtalk   19:54, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Hi GeorgHH

Thank you again for your valuable time in clearing out these {{duplicate}} and {{badname}} images.-- 08:27, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Hi GeorgHH

Would you be able to review my photo gallery for the following images for deletion (they have been completely removed from Category: Melbourne in Wikimedia Commons);

(1) Image:Melbourne city skline.jpg is the exact duplication of Image:Melbourne skyline.jpg (2) Image:Shrine of Remembrance (North Side).jpg is the exact duplicate of Image:Shrine of Remembrance 02.jpg (3) Image:Shrine of Remembrance.jpg is the exact duplication of Image:Shrine of Remembrance 01.jpg (4) Image:Melbourne (CBD) Panorama.jpg is the exact duplication of Image:Melb (CBD).jpg (5) Generally speaking, how long would it take to make the decision of the deletion request (you kindly placed the delete template for me) for Image:Breizoz - A French Creperie Resturant at Nelson Place Williamstown.jpg?

By the way, does Wikimedia has the same deletion category like Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion CSD G7?

I am looking forward to hearing from your advice

Thanks in advance --Donaldytong 12:29, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Hello Donald, I've deleted the duplicates. Concerning Image:Breizoz - A French Creperie Resturant at Nelson Place Williamstown.jpg: the deletion request pages have a big backlog, so it can take a couple of weeks till a decision.
Commons have no speedy deletion criterion similar to the CSD G7 on en.wikipedia, "Author requests deletion" will be discussed by a regular deletion request. See our Commons speedy deletion guideline and Commons:Ownership of pages and files#Deletion. Best regards --GeorgHHtalk   22:45, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Hi GeorgHH

Your wonderful help and comments on deletion of images are highly appreciated. I had so many duplicated images because I found sometimes (not all times) when I uploaded a new version (better quality, e.g. light/shade) of the image to replace the old one, the new version did not replace the old image although it indicated as a Current version under File history. That’s why I had to rename the file and uploaded it again into Wikimedia Commons. Would you give me some helpful tips to avoid such events happen again?

The following images have been removed from Category:Melbourne and Queensland of Wikimedia Commons respectively, but they are still remaining in my photo gallery.

(1) Image:RMIT University Building 1.jpg is the exact duplication of Image:RMIT University Building 01.jpg

(2) Image:Port Melbourne Bay Street.jpg is the exact duplication of Image:Port Melbourne Bay St.jpg

(3) Image:Chevron Renaissance Restaurants & Cafes in Gold Coast HWY.jpg is the exact duplication of Image:Chevron Renaissance Restaurants & Cafes in GC HWY.jpg

(4) Image:Elwood Beach & Melb Skylinel.jpg is an error of the file name

(5) Image:Scot's Church in Collins Street.jpgis the exact duplication of Image:Scots' Church in Collins Street.jpg

May I take Image:Elwood Beach.jpg as a duplication of Image:Elwood Beach and Melbourne Skyline.jpg so this image could be removed or I should propose this image to be deleted under Commons:Ownership of pages and files#Deletion?

Thank you very much again for solving my problems occurred.

--Donaldytong 11:52, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Donald, please don't uplaod an image twice if it's only different in lightness or shade. For minor changes like that, use the link "Upload a new version of this file". Note: It is a server cache problem which let you and other users think the file wasn't replaced. Sometimes image changes are not visible immediately, it can take a couple of hours/days till the changes are visible in a gallery or in a wikipedia article.
BTW, the process of handling duplicates is labour-intensive and time-consuming because all uses must be checked and maybe changed. At the moment we have a backlog of around 5.000 detected duplicates, so please be patient. Thank you --GeorgHHtalk   20:07, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Hi GeorgHH

Your clear message solved my puzzle that why a new version of the image uploaded did not replace the old one. Your tip is very helpful to me so that I can avoid such mistake in the future.

I have placed {{Information}} template to The images Image:RMIT University Building 01.jpg, Image:Port Melbourne Bay St.jpg, Image:Chevron Renaissance Restaurants & Cafes in GC HWY.jpg and Image:Scots' Church in Collins Street.jpg at your request. Please review them at your convenience.

Thanks for your valuable support

--Donaldytong 12:29, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

✓ Done --GeorgHHtalk   09:51, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Thans very mcuh GeorgHH for your kind help.--Donaldytong 11:08, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

weird software question[edit]

Let me start with an apology -- you usually seem to be quite busy and productive here and this might be an interruption by a not so productive question. You seem to be running additional wikisoftware here often and also seem to perhaps know some of the things that go on which is what brought me here. The question:

Do you know of any software that might be in the beginning stages for the Quality Image Candidates page? It seems like there has been a bot running there for a few days that scans the nominations hourly for the string "/Discuss" (although it has not been running/working for the last 10 to 12 hours, or so) and then moves those gallery entries to the lower portion of the page along with some warning about recently or soon to be invented rules. It could be human, but it also could be the early stages of a software -- I think that I have been fooled by such applications before. And I have helped to write some that would do things and then end with a curt and trite comment and this one looked vaguely familiar that way.

Once again, I am sorry to take your time with questions which are more like guesses or guesses that look like questions. Thanks -- carol 12:26, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

No problem, you can talk to me anytime about everything. It takes much pleasure to help others - if I'm able to do so.
I'm not so familiar with Commons Quality images, but if I look around after you asked me, I assume User:QICbot is what you're looking for. This bot is also listed at Commons:Quality images candidates#How to execute decision.
If it's not applicable, I suggest to ask User:Dschwen or at Commons talk:Quality images candidates. --GeorgHHtalk   13:44, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
Heh, I know QICBot and have chatted with Dschwen about it a couple of times. This had the looks of a new one -- I could be wrong though. Thank you very much for being so approachable. -- carol 13:50, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Thank You![edit]

Hello GeorgHH: Thank you for your assistance and clean up of non-essential categories! I did not have time to do it the other day and was pleasantly surprised to see you had set them up properly! THANK YOU!!!!! --LindaLisa 00:18, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome! --GeorgHHtalk   08:24, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Bild "Südamerika Karte" löschen[edit]

Sorry, bin neu und im WikiCommons noch nicht so erfahren ... Dank jedenfalls. Ist auch ein gutes Gefühl, dass da noch jemand ist, weil bisher hatte ich hier ein bisschen das Gefühl (im Gegensatz zum normalen WikipediaEncyklopedia) dass hier ziemlicher Wildwuchs herrscht.
--309 HWR 12:34, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Kein Problem, wenn du Fragen oder Probleme hast kannst du mir hier gerne eine Nachricht hinterlassen, ansonsten ist das deutschsprachige Forum hier zu finden. Der Wildwuchs kommt übrigens daher, das auf Commons in kurzer Zeit wesentlich mehr neue Inhalte hinzukommen als in einem wiki. Durch die Menge der Dateien und die verschiedenen Sprachen ist es fast unmöglich alles in geordnete Bahnen zu lenken, und schon gar nicht innerhalb kurzer Zeit (ich persönlich bin froh das hier nicht so eine Reglementierungswut wie in der deutschen Wikipedia herrscht...) Also, nur Mut! --GeorgHHtalk   12:53, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Category bot question[edit]

Hello again!

Is there a software that will run through search results and put a catagory on images that appear in the list?

I was just looking at this search and it is bigger than my attention span and it starts with a duplicate. -- carol 09:38, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Hi, you should try AutoWikiBrowser. --GeorgHHtalk   09:54, 13 April 2008 (UTC)
Eeek! I just can't do mono -- I can't do it; moreover, I won't do it. Quite possibly it is fine software; that is however a point where it got very personal for me and idiotic. One of the people who started that suggested from an email sent from an ximian email address that I start a fork of gtk+ (gimp toolkit) and the email was sent to my addy. Stupid like that. I have less stupid reasons than that -- handbuilt gtk+; I already felt like I stooped when I installed gtkmm for inkscape -- and nothing against murrayc but at a certain point there should be a question asked of 'how many layers/wrappers do these tools need?' And seriously, when I first installed gtk+ (1.0.4 or some where near then) it was simply adorable and made me want to write things for it.
My dear GeorgHH, you have been like an extremely cold shower this morning for me. I think I am going to curl up and wait for the blood to go back to the extremities and wonder if that email is still online from all of that.
Eeeek! -- carol 13:58, 13 April 2008 (UTC)


{{subst:[5]|Image:Arcos.jpg}} Jurema Oliveira 09:03, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

I can't find any information about public domain on this site. --GeorgHHtalk   18:52, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Ghana images[edit]

PLease restore my Ghana images of Sekondi asap. I have notified Riana who was absent and I have even received a clear message granting use of them under GFDL. i do 99% of my work on wikipedia so I didnt see your messages. I posted an email to commons permissions and nothing was done about it. I had specifically sent another message to the flickr users to issue a clear statement that wikipedia is free to use them:

Well here's the message I received at flickr:

Hi James:

To confirm:

Wikipedia is granted use of these images under GFDL.

If you need higher resolution versions, please let me know!


Doug Murray Vancouver Canada

I expect these to be restored asap, and given the correct OTRS ticketing. Thankyou Ernst Stavro Blofeld 16:38, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Hello, I'm not a OTRS volunteer, so please ask an user from this list to check the permission. Or email again to If the permission is reviewed and wthin our rules, he/she will restore the images. --GeorgHHtalk   18:50, 17 April 2008 (UTC)


Image:Fish_Trap_BKG.png is from wikibooks:User:Gossman75. He gave me the permission to upload it. His page is linked. Reddi 07:02, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Ok, I've updated the description. --GeorgHHtalk   16:56, 18 April 2008 (UTC)


Moin Georg ich sehe gerade, das es die Kategorie

Category:Container Ships und

Category:Container ships gibt. Welche ist richtig? Tschüßß --Ra Boe 18:22, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Hallo Raboe, danke für den Hinweis, ich habe die beiden in Category:Container ships zusammengeführt. --GeorgHHtalk   22:27, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
Moin Georg
danke, auch fürs kategorisieren meiner Bilder, schönen Sonntag noch! (in wahrsten Sinne) --Ra Boe 15:40, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

book covers[edit]

GeorgeHH, please help. I have been trying to add images and they've been deleted but they are just book covers. What if I get permission from the author? How do I go about showing I can use the image? Thanks in advance for your help and patience! Drewhamilton 18:25, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Hello, as I stated on your talk page fair use material like book covers is generally not allowed on Commons. You should upload it with a fair use rationale to the English Wikipedia. To confirm a permission follow the instruction on Commons:OTRS. --GeorgHHtalk   21:24, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

Fotos hochladen[edit]

Hey! Du hast darauf hingewiesen, dass ein Fehler mit meinen Bildern und/oder meiner grafiksoftware besteht. sie werden nicht angezeitg nach dem hochladen - es erscheint das kleine rote kreuz als platzhalter. woran genau kann es liegen bzw. was muss ich einstellen, dass die jpgs internetfähig sind? danke für deine hilfe! --Seydelmann 07:29, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Tut mir leid, woran es liegen könnte kann ich dir nicht sagen. Bitte auf Commons:Help_desk#Problem weiter um Hilfe ersuchen. --GeorgHHtalk   20:56, 24 April 2008 (UTC)


Contacted. Let's wait to see if he/she answers. Regards. --Dodo 12:17, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Rename requests[edit]

Hi. Please do not tag just {{rename media}}, but use {{Rename media|new name.ext}}, immediately suggesting a new name. Otherwise it may take a long while before the request can actually be processed. Thanks. Siebrand 16:18, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

I don't know a good name for the images. Anyone has deleted the better named file... --GeorgHHtalk   16:31, 26 April 2008 (UTC)


Hi GeorgHH

The world has become trigger happy!

The above file is not a copyright violation despite what you say. As the administrator of SikhiWiki, I have been in touch with the author and have his permission to use the picture from the book. Please do in future be kind enough to check your facts. Further, if you had checked your facts, the image appears at SikhiWiki under the GNU/common License. I will reloaded the file again. If you have any further problems, please email me at: Many thanks and kind regards, Hari Singh 01:03, 28 April 2008 (UTC)


Could you please look into actual files before voting keep? Many of them are just plain text (spam/private biographies/etc). As Commons can't store all possible photos, so same think with PDFs - we can't store all PDFs because they were uploaded to Commons. And Wikipedia/Wikibooks are much better suited for plain text. --EugeneZelenko 14:48, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Hi, I've looked into all the files for which I've voted keep. I'am free in my opinion and you are free to have a different opinion. My decision to vote keep is that only the fact the pdf is an text file is no a reason for deletion. --GeorgHHtalk   18:39, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Additional note from my talk page: Thank you for your contributions. Your image or other content was recently deleted, or will soon be deleted, in accordance with our process and policies, because it was not, or is not, within our scope. Please review our project scope, but in short, Commons is targeted at media files including photographs, diagrams, animations, music, spoken text and video clips. Wikimedia Commons does not contain text articles like encyclopedia articles, textbooks, news, word definitions and such. Each of these other kinds of content have their own projects: Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikinews, Wiktionary and Wikiquote.WayneRay 18:09, 28 April 2008 (UTC)WayneRay

I've never seen a deletion request for text files like those in Category:De Wikisource book PDF, Category:Scanned German texts or Category:Hermann und Dorothea for the reason that they're scans of text. --GeorgHHtalk   18:39, 28 April 2008 (UTC)
Question: Why you didn't nominated follow text files for deletion: Image:1991 FDA Psychopharmacological Drugs Advisory Committee.pdf, Image:AUTOCONSEJOS - PDF.pdf, Image:2002 Sklar v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue US Court of Appeals 9th Circuit.pdf? --GeorgHHtalk   18:57, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Re: Amatzia images (see my talk page)[edit]

I don't care to read all the bureaucratic rules with regard to adding a proper source. I don't care if the image gets deleted.

For the record, I transferred those images from Hebrew Wikipedia, where they were hosted locally, onto Commons, so that I could use them in English Wikipedia translations. This is definitely within policy. I think I noted this somewhere on the image page or the upload log. If not, please add it yourself.

Thanks, 16:45, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Oops. I forgot to login. I am User talk:Shalom Yechiel. 16:45, 29 April 2008 (UTC)
I've added GFDL license tags. --GeorgHHtalk   17:19, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Please Help[edit]

Hi GeorgeHH, I'm new to the Wikipedia Commons and I'm very confused. All the images I've uploaded I've emailed the owner and asked for permission. So what do I do now to put the images back up as all of them have been deleted? I've been going through all the explanations and I'm still confused!! Thanks for reading, Drewhamilton 14:56, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

See my former answer here. --GeorgHHtalk   16:19, 30 April 2008 (UTC)


FWIW, I didn't take those pictures, though I did get permission from the person who took the picture to release it under ShareAlike 1.0, so long as ey remained anonymous. Anthony 17:43, 1 May 2008 (UTC)

Deletion of Image:Breizoz - A French Creperie Resturant at Nelson Place Williamstown.jpg[edit]

Hi GeorgHH

You helped me to put the Image:Breizoz - A French Creperie Resturant at Nelson Place Williamstown.jpg in deletion request. Today I received a message at the following.

==[[:Image:Breizoz - A French Creperie Resturant at Nelson Place Williamstown.jpg]]==

Image deletion warning Image:Breizoz - A French Creperie Resturant at Nelson Place Williamstown.jpg 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 image, 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.
In all cases, please do not take the deletion request personally. It is never intended as such. Thank you!

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This is an automated message from DRBot. (Stop bugging me!) 10:59, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

However, I found the editor might accidentally delete the Image:Williamstown - French Creperie Restaurant.jpg, so that I have to upload the same image again to Wikimedia Commons but under another name called Image: Williamstown - Breizoz (French Creperie Restaurant in Nelson Place).jpg. Would you be able to let me know what has happened about that deletion of Image:Williamstown - French Creperie Restaurant.jpg.

Thanks in advance --Donaldytong 11:44, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Image:Williamstown - French Creperie Restaurant.jpg was deleted by User:Collard with the reason User request: superior image by same author exists. I don't know what this deletion is based on. --GeorgHHtalk   16:59, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks GeorgHH for your direction. I have got the answer from User:Collard. Your kind help is much appreciated.--Donaldytong 05:49, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Bad file names[edit]

Hey GeorgHH, you know all you got to do is redirect bad names to one of the others now. No need to reupload the image... unless there's something I'm missing. It shows up when you try to upload with that name. Rocket000 11:06, 9 May 2008 (UTC)


Bis bald und erhol’ dich gut! Wenn es doch mal was zu tun gibt, kannst mich gerne anschreiben. Gruß, Code·is·poetry 17:57, 13 May 2008 (UTC)


I've seen your work on aircraft engines and I want to thank you because you arethe first one that has helped me in this job. Sorry for my poor english :-)--Threecharlie 19:57, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

deprecated function in your monobook.js[edit]

Dear user, I noticed that you use the includePage function in your monobook.js page.

This function is now obsolete, as the importScript function was introduced with rev:35064 to the MediaWiki Javascript core library wikibits.js. It also keeps track of already imported files.

To allow us to remove includePage from Mediawiki:Common.js I'd kindly ask you to replace its use with importScript (same syntax!). Thanks! --Dschwen 17:03, 22 May 2008 (UTC)