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--Mywood 16:18, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

RE:Late, but...

Thanks for telling me! Good riddance... --Boricuæddie 13:19, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Indeed. What I find truly perplexing is his advocacy for both direct democracy and social anarchism O_o Underage editors can really be a pain, can't they? :-P --Boricuæddie 03:21, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Both DR are concerned by the same case...

... so it's useless to have both. That's why I redirected your DR to the one I started before. Thanks for your comprehension. --TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 08:58, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Re: Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Pomegranate.jpg

Nope, thanks for fixing! -- Bryan (talk to me) 09:55, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

A kind hint for future user blockings

Please note: Mutter Erde had been blocked before. You blocked the user a second time for the same thing, please see User talk:Mutter Erde#Your block and the Notice by ABF some threads before. Simplicius 16:31, 7 February 2008 (UTC)


[1] ;) regards, abf /talk to me/ 18:41, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Deletion requests/Image:Flag of Nicaragua.svg

Hi. You closed this as keep but what actually happened was keep but revert to the version with a free source. Also included in the request was Image:Coat of arms of Nicaragua.svg which displays only the CoA which was reverted in the flag hence for consistency this image should be deleted. /Lokal_Profil 12:25, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Hi, sorry for being sketchy before. What I meant was that the deletion request included two images Image:Flag of Nicaragua.svg and Image:Coat of arms of Nicaragua.svg. The keep decision was made after Zscout370 reverted (and deleted) the problematic version of Flag of Nicaragua.svg. The Coat of arms which he reverted from the flag is exactly the one in Image:Coat of arms of Nicaragua.svg so that image should also be deleted. Cheers Lokal_Profil 18:18, 12 February 2008 (UTC)
The point was that that version of the coat of arms was deleted (from the flag) because it came from a unfree source. So the image depicting the CoA is also unfree. /Lokal_Profil 23:13, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Hey giggy, I saw your note. Let me see if I can help clarify what Lokal is talking about. Before you closed the request, this revision was deleted (by me) because it was made using a non-free source. It may or may not have been considered a derivative, but since it was an older version, I figured it would be best to delete it just to be on the safe side. Lokal has pointed out that Image:Coat of arms of Nicaragua.svg is exactly the same as the COA part that was used in the flag I deleted. It should be deleted for consistency. However, the difference is this one is used (a lot), so it's not as easy as a decision. We may need another DR to see if there's a consensus to delete on the grounds of being a non-free derivative (which the last one was solved before we reached it, IMO.) →Rocket°°° 13:39, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Screw that. I stopped being lazy and just made a new one from the kept flag. I deleted the old version so everything should be cool now. Cheers, →Rocket°°° 13:53, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
Ah, Lokal had the same idea. Oh well. :) →Rocket°°° 13:56, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
I've tagged my version as a dupe. Thanks for fixing it and thanks for being able to explain the situation way better then I have managed =) /Lokal_Profil 00:33, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Rocket, I love you forever. Now, is there anything else that needs to be done, or can I archive this and hide the memories...:) giggy (:O) 08:20, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
lol. You both are very welcome. Glad I could help. Now hide it away. :-) →Rocket°°° 08:34, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Witherspoon images

ah, sorry to bother you (again ;)) I got the descriptions, pls have a look. Are they fine to be added to wiki article now? PeaceNT 12:36, 11 February 2008 (UTC)


My response to the editors besmirching my integrity were duly weighed and justly dosed. the preceding unsigned comment was added by Bluemarine (talk • contribs)

RE: Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Victoria-Layla.jpg

It was a cropped version of Image:Victora-Layla.jpg, not a TV Screenshot. Can I Re-upload the picture now?. --TheHellraiser 19:50, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Well, what can i do?. If you don't believe me i can't do anything. This pic have "Metadata" section, date, hour, etc., you want more information?. --TheHellraiser 21:44, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

Image:Andrees.1893+1903.png, Image:Andrees.1903.jpg and Image:Andrees.1893.jpg

Hi, You did the right thing. I took the photos but I am't sure whether it was a Andrees Atlas or other source. --[[User:Createaccount|Antipatico]] 20:58, 20 February 2008 (UTC)


What's up? Majorly (talk) 23:36, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome

Thanks for the welcome message. I feel very welcomed now :) Nicholas Perkins (TC) 10:36, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Aware of your real(?) identity. Thanks for your help re: the rename. Trying to get a more rounded wiki knowledge. Nicholas Perkins (TC) 10:40, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
I'll have to "steal" my fiancée's digital camera and do some photo hunting. Nicholas Perkins (TC) 10:45, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Bot flag

Hello giggy, a bot flag has been granted to Giggabot. Happy editing :). Patrícia msg 14:25, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

And please add it to Commons:Bots/Bots List with a short description of its tasks :). Patrícia msg 14:29, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

Olma del Concejo

Thank you for the welcoming, Giggy. I'm afraid I don't know how to check the copyright in the image you refer to. I took it from Flickr and it has a little green tag which says "This photo is public". That's why I thought I had the right to upload it to Commons. I paste you the link to the archive and user "cocodromo" [2] just to be sure... Thanks a lot for your help, --Maldan behera 08:10, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Deletion of Regione-Emilia-Romagna-Stemma.svg


your language was not spoken to me when I was a baby; I hope you can understand this message.

On December 8 you deleted an image called Image:Regione-Emilia-Romagna-Stemma.svg and commented "fair use". I suppose that means that Italian coats of arms are not free to publish. Still there are images of the coats of arms of many Italian regions under Category:Coats_of_arms_of_regions_of_Italy, and many of them use SVG. Is there something special about the Emilia-Romagna region (which just has a low-resolution PNG image, marked as PD-self)?

I have an SVG version of this coat of arms I created myself; may I upload it, or is there a copyright problem?

Thank you – Umberto 15:57, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for your reply. I know of no other such cases; I only noticed this one because I wondered why such a simply-shaped coat of arms should not have an SVG image. – Umberto 19:01, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Review of flickr images

Hi there, you reviewed Rudd and Swan and was hoping you'd be able to go through these tags (3 March images) as well as - also can you tell me when does the bot come around that removes the duplicates of copied images? Thanks! Timeshift9 08:51, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

IP blocked,

Hi, would it be possible to unblock my IP Could you please explain me why it was blocked? Thanks. Twisp 19:31, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Nyo’s uploads

You removed my missing source templates from a lot of images whenever no proper source was added since I placed them there. We still have no proper source (book, archive website, etc), no author (name + year of death) and not even a valid year of publication. The “source” website copied these images from other sources, they are obviously not the copyright holder. Regarding the time of creation (from 1932 until beginning of 1940s) and the average lifespan most of these files are most likely still protected by copyright for decades (“copyright term of life of the author plus 70 years.”) Please establish valid sources, name all these German and foreign press photographers and then remove these warnings. Otherwise these files should be deleted. --Polarlys 09:47, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Many Thanks

Dear Giggy,
Thank you for supporting my Request for Adminship. I’m honored by your trust and will do my best to help build a better site. Durova 20:50, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Start small, close obvious deletion discussions. Get bolder with experience. Pretty soon Commons will have ten thousand images! (giggles, flees) ;)



Incompetent admins are deleting pictures such as this. I have permission to publish them and roughly a week ago I asked the association to send a proper email to OTRS. It should be already arrived by now.

In September 2007 I also sent permission for pictures regarding YSEE ceremonies. Nobody has tagged them yet.

Can you search for the permissions in the OTRS archive?

Thank you. --Nyo 09:45, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

I was not referring to him... --Nyo 10:05, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

CleverChemist aka HappyApple

It's funny. I didn't know en: was a proper place to solve es:'s problems. Regards. --Dodo 10:39, 13 March 2008 (UTC) PS. Please check this out.

Well, to be honest I prefer not to feed the troll. It's a pity you cannot read Spanish: he was the one that harrassed me, and I just told him twice or thrice to stop being a jerk. He was blocked and seems to be so angry, maybe because he is organizing a meetup in his city right now, that went to en: to make personal attacks and false accusations.
He has requested a revision of his blocking at es: and another admin has confirmed it. Of course, we have a mediation board and an arbitration commitee if he thinks I have made any abuses and has evidences of them. Or maybe all the users at es: are evil, you know. :-P Regards. --Dodo 08:59, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Good luck...

... with your exams :). Patrícia msg 11:56, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Your questions

They have been answered.--Ragesoss 01:45, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Faderov (talk · contribs) copyright abuser, and a sockpuppet..?

I've noticed that this user also uploaded Israely army symbols, and when I've checked the history, I've noticed that you've blocked Deripasko (talk · contribs) for being a sockpuppet of Viewseneemy (talk · contribs). Is Faderov also a sockpuppet..? Yuval Y § Chat § 16:30, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Cool, but next time, do try to use the User block templates =) Yuval Y § Chat § 06:18, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

On patrol!

Well I didn't really see consensus/interest basically. I guess rollback is a bit academic here compared to some wikis. It's actually new page stuff that would interest me cos when some folk start making pages they churn them out but again according to Mike they would not actually be marking them as patrolled which is what I would want. Ho hum - hope life is still working for you :) cheers --Herby talk thyme 09:53, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Hey & hope the exams went well! --Herby talk thyme 09:54, 24 March 2008 (UTC)


Hi Giggy, could you delete Image:437040825 d2f10c4bb9.jpg for me? I am not sure how to tag image for speedy deletion here, or if "uploader's request" is a speedy criterion. Some images i uploaded a while ago appear to have been mistagged on flickr and have been deleted there, so the Creative Commons license is now unfit. Sorry for the mess, i still very much appreciate your assistance when i was trying to find images and use them here. I hope i'll get it right next time. :) Take care, PeaceNT 13:34, 24 March 2008 (UTC)


Hi. Thanks for clearing the usurp stuff up, incidentally. I just found a lovely picture on Flickr (Image:Sakura2.jpg), does it have a shot at Featured status? (If not, it's not my picture, so I don't particularly care. :P) Glad your exams went well. Best, Pessimist 05:32, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your comments, I appreciate the feedback. Keilana 12:28, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

You forgot...

to close Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Kezmarok CoA.svg. ...Forrester 08:47, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

and Image:1lk vm ruusuke.jpg (Commons:Deletion requests/Cross of Freedom photos) ...Forrester 09:23, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Tu as eliminé une photo qui j' avais dit que c'etait selfwork...J'avais creé cette photo--Rasmus svenska 12:57, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Regarding about User:Ytoyoda

You see this User:Ytoyoda is a pest who is always disturbing the accounts of User:Zillaman, User:KingZilla, User:Gzill and User:Frickman. Can you block this god damn troll who disturbs this accounts.

By the way, Can you unblock all of these, User:Zillaman, User:KingZilla, User:Gzill and User:Frickman 03:53, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Info - blocked the IP & reverted all contribs other than this - let me know if there is anything I can do - cheers --Herby talk thyme 06:52, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
Oh - and found another :) User:Frickzilla cheers --Herby talk thyme 07:00, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
Yeah - did wonder but I had connection issues too :( Some folks get iffy about too much protection but I'm not against it? Cheers --Herby talk thyme 09:37, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
Fair enough - if you need a hand anytime you know where I am :) Cheers --Herby talk thyme 10:08, 8 April 2008 (UTC)


I've already changed the password, and personally reclaimed the account. There is zero possibility of anyone else being able to use it, because noone else knows the new password. I would really prefer if it wasn't blocked, because "get account unblocked again" would just be another item on the list of things I might forget to do next time. Thanks.--Pharos 19:34, 10 April 2008 (UTC)


I don't know a lot about the uploading or licensing of pictures on Wikipedia/Wikipedia Commons, so I was wondering whether you could look at these two pictures of Elaine Paigeremoved image links so the bot upload can go through. giggy (:O) 01:02, 12 April 2008 (UTC) and see whether they are suitable to upload, in order to use them in the Elaine Paige articles on Wikipedia. If they prove to be OK to upload, could you perhaps do it? If you have no time, then no worries! Many thanks. 17:48, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

The first one ([3]) is fine, the second one ([4]) isn't because it doesn't allow commercial re-use, or derivatives. See Commons:Flickr images. I've uploaded the first one to Image:Elaine Paige Annie Skates.jpg. Cheers, giggy (:O) 01:03, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
Thanks very much for uploading the image! 13:54, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
You're welcome. I added it to w:Elaine Page, but feel free to put it wherever you like - it can be added to any and all Wikimedia projects now. Cheers, giggy (:O) 23:48, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Sorry to bother you again, but would it be possible to crop the image so it has mostly Elaine Paige in the picture, I'm contemplating nominating the English article to become featured, and I know the reviewers can be fussy sometimes. If you can't, then no worries. 11:28, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Gah...I'm horrible at cropping. If you did so, and emailed me the image ( I could upload it. I don't think FA reviewers (speaking as an occasional one) are bothered much by image quality - it's understood that sometimes this is hard to control. giggy (:O) 09:22, 15 April 2008 (UTC)
Got email, uploaded, thanks. giggy (:O) 10:11, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for uploading the cropped image! 18:19, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Walk The Line aj and aly 0032.jpg

Hi. You closed the deletion request but forgot to delete the picture. Just FYI ;) --Fschoenm 09:26, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

✓ Done Finn Rindahl 10:49, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! :) Fshcoenm, you can get a quick response at COM:AN if you need it. Cheers, giggy (:O) 09:22, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Flickr reviewer

Hi Giggy, thanks for approving me for Flickr reviewer status. I already have a question -- is this system restricted to Flickr, or can the same principles be applied to other photo sharing sites with license tags? My mother uploaded a photo from a different site, that has a CC license. It looks to me (without thorough review yet) like it's perfectly acceptable. Can she use the Flickr review process to get the photo approved?

Thanks, -Peteforsyth 12:13, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. It looks like somebody else took care of it in the meantime, so we're all set! Thanks for the welcome message too, that will come in handy. -Peteforsyth 17:33, 15 April 2008 (UTC)


Not something I'll remove - my thoughts are heading that way as well actually. "If you are the stalker **** off somewhere else & if you are not tell verizon to sort their crap customers out" :) We'll see what others views are - we have a few hours before those strange folk start coming on line....! --Herby talk thyme 08:10, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Feel free to edit it a bit if it bothers you - you could take the first bit out - but I think some nosy CU might be tempted to take a look before any real action is taken..... --Herby talk thyme 08:22, 17 April 2008 (UTC)


thx. This an pywikipedia bug. fixed! :)--Shizhao 08:25, 17 April 2008 (UTC)


Thanks. I am cool with this. Pity didnt work though. See you around. --Zureks 07:16, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Deleted files

Dear Giggy, I noticed use Clockwork Orange was blocked. I don't want to get involved as to why he was, but why did you delete some of his uploads? Image:Theo van Doesburg - Composition with window with coloured glass III.JPG en Image:Simon_Maris_-_Mondrian_painting_on_the_River_Gein.JPG, for example, are images that are clearly in Public Domain, and used on different Wiki-projects? Would it be possible to undelete those two files? Thanks! Regards, Vincent Steenberg 22:23, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

ok, i see. Thanks a lot! Vincent Steenberg 12:04, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Your user page was nominated for FP.

Well kinda. Made me think of you. :D Rocket000 04:56, 2 May 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for your support and vote :) I am now commons admin :) --Leafnode 17:46, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

RE: Flickr images

Thank you Giggy for promoting me to trusted user. I will be carefull when reviewing Flickr pictures, if their is something I will contact you (if you don't mind). Best regards. --Kanonkas(talk) 09:05, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Ubisoft template

Dear Giggy; I really can't understand your decision to keep Template:Attribution-Ubisoft after the arguments given in Commons:Deletion requests/Template:Attribution-Ubisoft 2. You wrote "There was a full debate last time, there have been German speakers here who have backed up the comments of the OTRS ticket" - well, I am a native German speaker, too (from Switzerland), and as far as I see, all or most of the native German speakers participating in the recent discussion started by rtc voted for deletion (rtc himself of course, Chaddy, Jodo, and me) - those who can read the German-language correspondence with the Ubisoft employee. I'm not eagerly advocating deletion of the template and the screenshots using it, but it is a fact that User:Avatar/Ubisoft/OTRS thread contains no explicitly given free licence by Ubisoft whatsoever, only slightly nebulous statements. It certainly is no licence to use the screenshots "for any purpose"; the final part of the correspondence where "Ubisoft" agrees using the wording "darauf können wir uns in jedem Fall einigen" ("on this we can agree in any case") is dealing only with using screenshots for Wikipedia. Although it will be quite time-consuming, I would offer to translate User:Avatar/Ubisoft/OTRS thread into English if there's any chance that this will help to understand the issue better. My concern is that someday someone starts using these screenshots really "for any purpose", will be sued by Ubisoft and then says "Wikimedia Commons claimed that Ubisoft allowed this", the thing therefore backfiring at us. And as far as I know, Commons doesn't accept screenshots under a non-free licence, and only a non-free licence is what the Ubisoft person, in my opinion as a reader of the quoted German statements, had in mind. Still, this publicly readable "OTRS thread" is shortened and I have no access to the full version, therefore I hope nothing important is missing from it. Gestumblindi 00:12, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Well, I translated it now. I noticed that there was already an extremely poor machine translation (Google Translate) at User talk:Avatar/Ubisoft/OTRS thread and I posted my new translation as a replacement there. I think that a basic misunderstanding took place with the second reply from Ubisoft ("It's only about how it is provided directly at Wikipedia."); the subsequent answer to Ubisoft obviously didn't change this Ubisoft person's perception that the whole licence issue is only about using images at Wikipedia. Gestumblindi 23:45, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply on my discussion page (I reply here and not there as I personally would prefer as it seems to be your preferred procedure to reply on the dialogue partner's discussion page); certainly I'm willing to wait a while and see what kind of confirmation or non-confirmation Avatar can get from Ubisoft before I maybe start a new deletion debate for the template (I'm not looking forward to it with pleasant anticipation - it will not be fun to be the one starting a third deletion request and receiving "but we have discussed this two times already and thouroughly" complaints etc.; however, I believe that previous discussion was stunted by lack of understanding of what Ubisoft wrote by non-German speakers.) Gestumblindi 10:53, 8 May 2008 (UTC)


I accidentely did that. Chubbennaitor 20:12, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

What took you so long :)

(the vote) :) --Herby talk thyme 10:20, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Good grief, you beat me to it :O. Patrícia msg 10:21, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
I, erm, needed to do a thorough analysis of the candidate? Or something like that. :) giggy (:O) 10:50, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
:)! --Herby talk thyme 10:52, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Flickr images

Hi, thanks for your message, i'm now a trusted user on Commons :) I just have 2 questions :

Guérin nicolas(messages) 19:05, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Flickr review

There needs to be some tag or other that removes the image from the flickr images sans source and then checks back after the no source timelimit is up to see if there's still an image there. 99% of the time, the users who upload images without information don't ever come back, or just ignore the messages left to them, and I see nothing of the image again until it shows up in the deletion log. Or at least there needs to be some subcategory to put images which have been looked at by reviewers but no source can be found for. I'll quit ranting now. -mattbuck (Talk) 23:58, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

I created my own way around it - Category:Unsourced Flickr images checked by trusted user and {{User:mattbuck/fnsd}} to put stuff in it. -mattbuck (Talk) 14:01, 16 May 2008 (UTC)


Just some more days ;) Good luck Giggy! --Kanonkas(talk) 14:53, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

I'm not counting my chickens until they've hatched. :) giggy (:O) 01:16, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Congratulate. Good luck! Face-wink.svg --~Innvs: 10:53, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Migration from enwp

Hi Alex, I remember you were very helpful when w:1999 Sydney hailstorm went through FAC by migrating all the images to Commons. I never quite picked up on the easy method, so would you be able to move en:Image:1999 Sydney hailstorm cardamage.jpg‎ over the same way you did for the last batch of images?

Thanks, DanielB 08:53, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Phew, that file's 2.5mb and the file upload bot is currently blocked. Bummer. My internet really won't like uploading this one, not sure if it'll be any easier for you.
Anyways, the way to do it is to click here (from here from Commons:Upload) and follow the prompts. It's a pretty easy process, just not one that my ISP will appreciate!
Hope this helps. Cheers, giggy (:O) 08:57, 19 May 2008 (UTC)


Hi. In light of yours and others' suggestions, I've submitted an RfA. Thought I'd let you know. Thanks. -mattbuck (Talk) 17:34, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

Yay! You have my support! giggy (:O) 23:04, 19 May 2008 (UTC)

deprecated function in your monobook.js

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)

✓ Done. Thanks, giggy (:O) 23:10, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Images of Fabelfroh 2008

I closed this as delete all images since december 26, 2007, since you offered in the discussion can you run your bot and do the deletion. Gnangarra 02:37, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

That bot offer was for keeping only! I don't have a deletion bot. That said, I noticed your comment and am going through them now (doing left column, can you do the right?) giggy (:O) 02:40, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
Sorry thought it was available for the deletion, Gnangarra 07:30, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
Not a problem...seems it's been taken care of. giggy (:O) 08:15, 23 May 2008 (UTC)

Ha - beat the message congrats!

Like it says - you will be a great asset here - cheers --Herby talk thyme 10:17, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

 :O! Yay! :) giggy (:O) 10:23, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

And I see it took you a long time to play with the new toys too.....:) --Herby talk thyme 11:27, 24 May 2008 (UTC)


The other 'crats have started eating it to celebrate the new slave dear colleague.

Hello giggy,

Congratulations for a successful and very consensual RfB! You have been granted bureaucrat tools. Thank you for stepping up to help, and we're here to help if you have any questions. I have updated some administrator listings with your new status, but I'd like to ask you to confirm them, especially Commons:List of administrators by adminship status in other Wikimedia projects (I don't think you're in that one, but I don't know if you have rights elsewhere :)).

And darn you Herby! :) Cheers, Patrícia msg 10:24, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

That cake looks awesome. giggy (:O) 10:25, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
Good old European food, to show you guys down under how to do real desserts :P Patrícia msg 10:31, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
Congrats again giggy, was about time :) --Kanonkas(talk) 10:28, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
<mature and serious message>Thanks for volunteering, Giggy! I'm glad you got the support you deserved for taking on this new responsibilty. </msm> 718smiley.svg srsly!?Finn Rindahl 10:54, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
718smiley.svg WTF :D giggy (:O) 10:56, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Well done Giggy, I didn't get a chance to support you but knowing you both here and on enwiki, I am sure you will do a good job. Good luck! Camaron | Chris (talk) 11:08, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

How on earth did you find out so fast!? :) giggy (:O) 11:10, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
Congrats! Maxim(talk) 11:13, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
Zomg, bureaucrat! :D Lewis Collard! (hai thar, wut u doin) 11:14, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
Well I could lie and say I have spies everywhere which tell me everything that is going on all Wikimedia projects. Actually, I was just doing my daily visit to commons, I knew you were active and a sysop here, so just decided to take a glance and see what you do here - it just so happened you had just been made a bureaucrat at that moment. :) Camaron | Chris (talk) 11:30, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks everyone! giggy (:O) 11:23, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

The flag isn't as special as everyone makes it out to be, is it? >_< --- Anonymous DissidentTalk 12:02, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

U now haz burocat. Gratz! Well deserved, and a great nomination I must say! Majorly talk 14:01, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Re: Legobot

I looked at Commons:Bots/Bots List, but I don't know what section it goes under? —Legoktm (Talk | enwp) 17:48, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Added it myself, not a problem. Good luck! giggy (:O) 01:13, 25 May 2008 (UTC)



you deleted the above image which was in use on the English Wikipedia. What was the evidence that this was in fact a copyright violation? --Simonxag 11:54, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

It was uploaded by RogerRanger (talk · contribs), see Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard#User_uploading_likely_copyright_material. Strong suspicion of numerous copyvios, suggested OTRS to prove us wrong. giggy (:O) 00:01, 26 May 2008 (UTC)


You missed deleting Image:WikiShroom2.png and Image:WikiShroom3.png when you deleted Image:WikiShroom.png. If the latter is really not sufficiently different (which IMO it was, but whatever), the former are not either. Anomie 11:26, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, gone. My mistake for not noticing the different file extensions. Sorry they had to go - it sucks, I know, but them's the copyrights. giggy (:O) 11:31, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Che-airport-14mar65.jpg

Hi Giggy. You deleted here an image that aparently was in the public domain, but there is no comment about the motives. Can you tell me? Regards, --Roblespepe 18:56, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

I restored it as the image falls under the public domain licensing for Cuba. Feel free to delete if I epically fail. Monobi (talk) 19:47, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
Crap. Brain froze + clicked wrong button. Sincere apologies, and thanks Monobi. giggy (:O) 23:26, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
Please Giggy, ¿can you answer me?. The image was restored, but the decision to delete it stills, and the discusion is closed. ¿Can you explain me what is the situation there, and what is going to happen with the image? I mentioned in the discusion page what is the correct template to applay to the image. Regards,--Roblespepe 13:46, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Giggy has answered above, deleting the image was a mistake. I have removed the deletion request from the image. Regards, Finn Rindahl 14:07, 27 May 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for your support on my RfA, and congratulations on your new bureaucratishness. It's nice to know I have a good name. -mattbuck (Talk) 19:06, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Good luck! :) giggy (:O) 23:26, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Thank you!

Thank you for the welcome! Captain panda 03:57, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Enjoy Commons! :) giggy (:O) 04:02, 27 May 2008 (UTC)


Hoi. Please inform the wikis using images *before* you delete them! We used this one on the main page and had an imagemap error on our main page out of a sudden. This is not acceptable. Please don't forget that Commons is also serving the Wikimedia projects and not only a wiki just for itself! You can not just go around and delete duplicates without notifying people using that stuff or fixing the links by yourself. It's your task as administrator to care about the usage of an image before you delete it. --Thogo (Disk.) 10:59, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Crap. CommonsDelinker failed and I didn't double check it properly. I'm really sorry, it won't happen again. giggy (:O) 11:45, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. Btw., now that there are image redirects possible, why not just changing the duplicate into a redirect instead of deleting? --Thogo (Disk.) 13:59, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Oh... I wasn't aware of image redirects. Makes me look even sillier. I'll remember that. Sorry again, giggy (:O) 23:22, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Please, rename my account


Please, rename my account Alessandro ==> Don Alessandro. Alessandro 19:51, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, I have not noticed a special page for this. Alessandro 21:20, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Not a problem. giggy (:O) 23:22, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

If you're around...

...then, seeing as you know I'm me, are you able to help with this request — it'll save all the "please make a null edit to prove you're you" hassle. Thanks! Iridescenti 23:46, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

O hai! Looking now. :) giggy (:O) 23:49, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! Got all panicked there when I went to check my contribs & it locked me out. Iridescent 00:04, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
You're welcome! giggy (:O) 01:03, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

And if you're still around...

I've deleted my SUL, thanks. Stephen/Slf67 02:12, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

✓ Done :) giggy (:O) 03:42, 29 May 2008 (UTC)


Commons probably doesn't have this, but I'd like your help all the same. I want to get more involved in Commons and I sort of feel like I've been dropped in the middle of a foreign city with no map. So yea, let me know. :) LaraLove 18:33, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Nah, there isn't really such a program, but there's plenty of helpful people around... I'm happy to answer any of your questions. I suppose I can't really suggest much unless I know what specifically you want to get involved in, but Commons:Welcome and Commons:Community Portal make good starting points. giggy (:O) 01:06, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Sorry for my mistake

I'm sorry for my mistake on this MediaWiki message. Thank you for your reverting. LERK (Talk / Contributions / Mail) 11:38, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Not a problem! Thanks for helping out. :) giggy (:O) 11:47, 30 May 2008 (UTC)


Hi Giggy, I see you've had dealings with RogerRanger (talk · contribs) before and thought you might want to look at this. Best, ЭLСОВВОLД talk 17:11, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Sigh. Will look. giggy (:O) 23:55, 30 May 2008 (UTC)


Your usurp is done now. – Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 18:05, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Excellent, thanks Mike. giggy (:O) 23:55, 30 May 2008 (UTC)


Yes my *is* *Lothar*. Any problem here ?Lothar25 00:18, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Sorry if it wasn't clear. To prevent identity theft, we need you to give a link pointing to your Commons account from your PlWP account. So a diff saying "I'm Lothar25 on Commons" made while logged in as Sir Lothar on PlWP is needed. Thanks, giggy (:O) 00:19, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
I've changed from Lothar to Sir Lothar on projects to have a global account. I have about 5k+ edits on No identity theft her;) Greets Lothar25 00:23, 31 May 2008 (UTC) Edit: [5] my edits on Lothar25 00:27, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
This is me (from Sir Lothar) pl:Wikipedysta:Sir Lothar
"I'm Lothar25 on Commons" it should be on my user page, my discussion page on Where do u want'at ?
Anywhere is fine, you just need to be logged in. giggy (:O) 00:39, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
I'm logged in on, well ?? Lothar25 01:47, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, that's all good. I'm going to perform the rename now. giggy (:O) 08:07, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks :). And sorry for hastening you. :) Sir Lothar 15:18, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
Not a problem. giggy (:O) 03:03, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

My Request for Adminship

Admin mop.PNG Dear Giggy,

Thank you for voting in my request for adminship, which passed with 25 support, 4 oppose, and 3 neutral. I'm honoured that the community have granted me the administrative tools. If their is anything, then do not hesitate to ask me.

Thank you for the nomination Rocket, it wouldn't have been possible otherwise. Kanonkas(talk)

Thank you very much Giggy, first supporter :) I'll try to make you happy. --Kanonkas(talk) 17:16, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Good luck! giggy (:O) 03:03, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

US license plates

I agree, if US law does not accept copyleft images of US license plates - all the images showing single plates should be deleted. I am afraid, however, you did not peruse this: Image:Amerykanskie.tablice.rejestracyjne.JPG was not a view of US plate pattern, it is a picture of a wall in a workshop with many American license plates, without graphic details.
Regards Julo 14:13, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

I did peruse that image, in my opinion it still fell under the scope of deletion. If you disagree you're welcome to restore it. giggy (:O) 23:26, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

If you mind this picture should deleted, you should remove many other pictures, where you can see US plates, for instance

too. It would be rather irrational point of view. Image:Amerykanskie.tablice.rejestracyjne.JPG restored, because subject of this picture is not the detailed pattern of any US plate, but general view. Regards Julo 12:53, 28 May 2008 (UTC)

  • PS. See the usage of this picture in pl:wiki: w:pl:Tablica_rejestracyjna#S Julo 12:58, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
    • I doubt you can see as much of the plate on those cars as on the image in question, but that's probably a bit besides the point. Anyways you restored it, so all is well it seems. giggy (:O) 13:04, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
      • I see that a picture I took (the police car) was cited in this conversation. I didn't think that the license plate on the car (a utilitarian object) converted it a copyrightable object. In any case, I have altered this image to obscure the license plate. Parkerdr 20:27, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
        • Awesome, that looks good. giggy (:O) 01:13, 3 June 2008 (UTC)