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Username rename request

Hi, could you please deal with this request? See also here. --Gleb Borisov (talk) 16:13, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the response, but you forgot to move the talk page. --glossologist (talk) 19:53, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done russavia (talk) 09:11, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Usurp request

Hi, Russavia! All of these "Bernard" are this Bernard. As he said here, he asked to usurp all of those accounts on their respective projects, it's missing to usurp only the Commons' account. Regards, Nixón (wop!) 02:28, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done russavia (talk) 09:14, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

Usurp request Sl-Ziga

Hi! As there is no active user on Commons, using username Ziga, and I have contributed 2000+ images, why is that I should usurp japanese user Ziga for only changing name here in Commons. (not thinking about SUL, I would only like to have same name as on my maternal wiki-sl, where I contributed 30K+ edits). So, for changing name only on Commons, is it necessary to usurp japanese user ??? thx., Ziga (talk) 08:53, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

As one can see, [1] [2] Ziga is not yet registred on Commons. ? Ziga (talk) 08:59, 30 January 2012 (UTC)

File:The_history_of_Russia_(1854).pdf

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Marking Russian languages images

Please feel free to mark these images here that I discussed with Admin Eugene Zelenko...if you wish. He says that you know Russian. Its up to you if you wish to mark the photos here. Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 20:28, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: It looks like Gines90 and Admin Lymantria have marked the Russian/Cyrillic language images now though it would have been better if a Russian speaking trusted user or Admin had marked them. But since Admin Eugene Zelenko says that they're OK, I suppose its doesn't matter then. Best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 10:34, 10 February 2012 (UTC)


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Cheers --Saibo (Δ) 23:01, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

File:Official_Picture_Peggy_NashColour.jpg

Hi!, I'm puzzled by the status of the file File:Official_Picture_Peggy_NashColour.jpg. Last November, you mentioned that it was given a CC-by license through e-mail [3]. However, the file still has a OTRS problem tag. Can you please explain what is still missing? Do you know if there was any communication since then? If the problem still has not been fixed after more than two months, should the file be deleted? While I'm here, may I ask also if there was any new communication about the status of the file File:Robert_Chisholm,_official-photo-rc3-webpx.jpg [4]? If not, same question: should the file be deleted? Thank you in advance for your help. -- Asclepias (talk) 15:26, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi Asclepias, I will follow these up in the next few days. Thanks for bringing them to my attention. russavia (talk) 20:25, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Images are not "missing permission"

These images you tagged are not "missing permission", as the uploader was the artist themselves, the attribution is given to the other related images, and they were all originally uploaded under free use licenses. Feel free to take it to a deletion nomination as the next step, if you feel that way. Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 20:02, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

It has come to my attention that User:Flyingfeck (ptime) is not the author of this work, but rather mr_bean (or another person) is the author of the piece. OTRS permission is required, otherwise the works will be deleted as a copyright violation. russavia (talk) 20:09, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
Can you explain how it has come to your attention or help me to contact mr_bean? I don't see a mr_bean registered user on Commons but I will try to contact them to obtain OTRS permission. Thank you for your help, -- Cirt (talk) 20:11, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
Certainly. This IRC log puts enough doubt in my mind that Flyingfeck is not the author. Unless OTRS permission is received from the actual, and verifiable, author of the work, I will not hesitate to delete the images for being copyright violations. russavia (talk) 20:13, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. Please, give me some time on this issue. -- Cirt (talk) 20:20, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Also, that doesn't explain why you tagged this one File:Donkey punch.jpg as missing permission? -- Cirt (talk) 20:21, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

  1. File:Donkey punch.jpg = this one was not authored by Flyingfeck (talk · contribs), it was authored by Bosse123 (talk · contribs).
  2. Bosse123 (talk · contribs) uploaded File:Donkey punch.jpg on 7 December 2008; Flyingfeck (talk · contribs) didn't uploaded File:"Donkey punch" (animated).gif until 20 October 2010.
  3. File:Donkey punch.jpg was originally uploaded by Bosse123 (talk · contribs) with a free-use license.
  4. Maybe the one by Flyingfeck necessitates the "Missing permission" tag, but this one by Bosse123 (talk · contribs), File:Donkey punch.jpg, does not.
  5. Can you please remove the "missing permission" tag, from File:Donkey punch.jpg?

Thank you for your time, -- Cirt (talk) 20:28, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Asking for OTRS permission on images one claims as their own, is a legitimate request, especially when then the person is not an established member of the community. The permission tag stays. Also, given the source of the animated gif, a simple declaration being sent to OTRS is not going to cut it; a more stringent verification of the permission is going to be required I would imagine. I will let fellow OTRS'ers know that there may be permission being sent for these images. russavia (talk) 20:35, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
Okay, I'll try to track down Bosse123 (talk · contribs), as well. Thanks for your understanding. Please allow the time required, I'll do my best. ;) Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 20:40, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Please, don't delete it now, please allow me the full 7 days to research this further. I'm working on it. Thank you, -- Cirt (talk) 23:51, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

If it is decided at the DR that the file is out of scope, then obviously this is a different matter than getting OTRS permission from the actual author of the file. The DR and the missing permission are two separate issues, and one should not influence the other. Just letting that be known. russavia (talk) 23:53, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
I don't understand your reasoning here. The ED IRC logs speak of replacing Donkey punch.jpg with TTSGA.jpg - i.e. the still image with a two-scene image. That doesn't provide any information which would contradict that Donkey punch.jpg is a free file. More to the point, I see no contradiction in the idea that "Mr. bean", an ED user without a Wikimedia account, would use the http://i.imgur.com/tTSGA.gif to upload the file to a public place in order that an experienced Wikipedia editor might upload it. The log suggests indeed that "ptime" is "Flyingfeck" and not the author of the image; but if so it is also evidence that ptime had the creator's direct permission and encouragement to upload. Wnt (talk) 07:24, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
That is a take on the old "if it's on the web it must be free" argument. There is no evidence, assuming that the log is legitimate, that Mr Bean agreed to publish the image under the terms of Commons:Email_templates#Declaration_of_consent_for_all_inquiries. This is something that we require when there is doubt as to the actual authorship; and there is enough doubt as to who the author is; for all we know "Mr bean" isn't the author either. I see no reason to cut any slack for ED editors, who have no prior edits on this project, and none since, when other editors are required to undertake formal permissions processes on a regular basis. russavia (talk) 09:44, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Requested images

Hello,

I saw your email to the mail list of Wikipedia in Spanish. That's a huge list! Maybe you can speed up it adding your request in this page: Commons:Picture requests

Regards, Poco a poco (talk) 19:16, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

Today was a sunny day in Beograd, so I made necessary photos. Only problem is that Embassy nad cultural Centra are large houses and streets are narrow so iz was a little bit difficoult to make picture from good angle. Cordial regards from Serbia Godfinger.I put pictures on Wikipedia on Serbian language hopin that somebody will put them on Commons in next 24 hours! The name of files are
  • Датотека:Ambasada Rusije u Beogradu.JPG
  • Датотека:Ruski centar za kulturu i nauku u Beogradu.JPG
  • Датотека:Rusko trgovinsko predstavništvo u Beogradu.JPG

GedawyBot

Hi, I made a request for bot flag, I hope you approve it. Thanks in advance.--M.Gedawy Talk 03:07, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

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Russian consulate of Marseille

File:Russian_consulate_Marseille6.jpg. Cheers! Rama (talk) 13:39, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Wow! Fantastic photo there Rama, thanks for that. And what a stunning piece of architecture it is too. If you have photos from other angles, which you are willing to share (even if via email) that would be great too. Thanks a lot for getting that, I'll mark another one off the list. russavia (talk) 13:43, 1 March 2012 (UTC)
There are a few more in Category:Russian_Consulate,_Marseille. Unfortunately, the building is surrounded by a fence, which limits the possible angles. Anyway, better than nothing. Cheers! Rama (talk) 17:09, 1 March 2012 (UTC)
Yeah that fence is taking away from a great looking building; the Berlin Wall has come down, perhaps they could do the same to this bloody fence ;) Thanks for the extra pics too. russavia (talk) 01:48, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

Please do not lecture me

Hard to know what to say really - I have been here for quite a while now. Last time I looked my block log was longer than any other currently active admin on Commons - not something I am proud of, simply part of the job. I don't recall any valid complaints about my admin actions here in however many years I've been here. So - maybe - try and avoid any further lectures - thanks --Herby talk thyme 07:45, 4 March 2012 (UTC)

Responded by email. russavia (talk) 09:20, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

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mbz1

Hi. I am not very active on Commons, but I do maintain an account here to upload photos take so that others can use them, and to participate discussion of images used on en.wp. I was involved in the whole dust-up at meta recently, and so I am now one of the targets of mbz1's incessant complaints that she insists on importing to other projects. I got an mediawiki email telling me my talk page here had been altered, and when I came to see what it was, it was something from mbz1 that appeared to be trying once again top resurrect an old dispute in a new location. I removed it but did not actually read past the first sentence I don't care about mbz1s opinion of me and even if I did I already know what it is and don't need to hear it again. I did, however click onto her block log here just out of curiosity and found that she was recently blocked here for essentially the same thing, and that you issued a final warning on this topic. I don't know much about blocking procedures here, and as I said I didn't actually read the message and don't plan on ever reading it, so I guess what I'm saying is I am dumping this in your lap to handle as you see fit since you know your way around Commons a lot better than I do and are aware of expected norms around here. Thanks/sorry. Beeblebrox (talk) 05:43, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

And now she's made a null edit to my talk so she can preserve an insult in an edit summary. Beeblebrox (talk) 06:20, 6 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I see that Mbz1 has now been blocked for 3 weeks by User:Mattbuck for trolling and harassment. I would suggested a two week block, but 3 will surely ram it home to Mbz1 that she needs to stop what she is doing or she will certainly find herself banned from this community. The null edit to engage in another attack you is indicative of the problem that we are seemingly faced with in Mbz1's cross-wiki trolling. If the situation should re-occur after she is unblocked, don't hesitate to contact me. russavia (talk) 15:29, 6 March 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, will do. Beeblebrox (talk) 17:20, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

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Air Australia

It´s look like, that you have good contacts with photographers from airliners.net. That´s why i´m asking you, if it´s possible, that you can organize some more pictures of Air Australia, which just ceased operations. --Wingtip (talk) 13:26, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

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Category:Russian FOP cases

Hi Russavia, please do not add this category per HotCat to categories as you did here. Deletion requests are used like templates and consequently, all categories in deletion requests should by put in <noinclude>...</noinclude>. If this protection is missing, the enclosing pages are put into this category as well. Regards, AFBorchert (talk) 13:00, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Sure, I didn't think of that. Thanks for letting me know. Cheers, russavia (talk) 14:47, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Commons:OTRS/Noticeboard#Template:LDS.2C_Template:AlainRioux.2C_Template:AndreiBezmylov

Please have a look at this section - no OTRS permission for these custom license templates created by you. --Denniss (talk) 16:59, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, I'll pop across there and have a look. Cheers, russavia (talk) 17:36, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

template image notice

What do you mean it looks awful? Providing the template on the category page is a rather elegant solution to providing more info, I think. Rd232 (talk) 17:24, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

If you have a look at Category:Photos by Sergey Kustov for example, and the associated template at {{SergeyKustov}}, we don't want those showing on category pages, as it looks unwieldy. The way it looks now is uncluttered, and relatively easy for people to find info. It would be even worse where templates includes GFDL, CC-BY-SA, CC-BY and another other free licence. That is what I mean by it would look awful. russavia (talk) 19:16, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

Question

Can I change permission in File:Johhny Depp by Matt Sayles and keep image?With respect,Лиза Безушко212.92.235.89 20:10, 17 March 2012 (UTC)

you are involved

you harassed and defamed me. never use your tools on me again!--Mbz1 (talk) 04:41, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Mbz1, I have never harassed you, nor have I ever defamed you. I have used my tools once after you were bringing disputes from other projects to Commons, and advised you at the same time you might want to refocus your energy to align with the purpose of this project. Unfortunately, you have a history of attacking and claiming that all admins who use their tools to stop disruption in relation to yourself are involved. Sending editors emails, such as you did to me on 4 March, exclaiming that they belong to Stalin's Russia and not the civilised world (and other such personal attacks), is indicative of such attacks by yourself on editors, and reflects on yourself in a negative way. If multiple editors and admins on multiple projects are acting to stop disruption by yourself, then you really need to stop and think if this really isn't all of your own doing, rather than some vast conspiracy to hound, harass and attack you. We both know that Russians love a good conspiracy, but there is no conspiracy here I am afraid. Therefore, I still do not consider myself involved with yourself, and will continue to act in the best interests of this project; whether that means assisting you in various requests, or blocking you for disruption. russavia (talk) 08:26, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Hi Russavia, is there any serious reason not to speedy User talk:Mbz1/archive1 per her wish? I mean, with other users we do this every day without much hesitation. --Túrelio (talk) 07:38, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Turelio, Mbz1 has moved their talk page to the archive 1, therefore their entire talk page history is on this subpage. It is not standard practice to delete editors talk pages, hence it should be kept. russavia (talk) 07:46, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
Hmm, actually my above comment/premise referred to talkpages. With an admin deletion, we don't really loose anything as any admin can restore the page, in case there is need to do so. The Wikimedia history of Mbz1 is a sad one (though, over all these years, I never could really find out the true reasons/culprits) and if she finally wants to go, we shouldn't put additional obstacles in her way. --Túrelio (talk) 08:10, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
Can you possibly show me where we have in the past deleted editor's talk pages? We are able to delete user pages upon request, but talk pages should not be deleted as they contain history that should not be deleted -- we need to have transparency on the project. Mbz1 has also requested a rename at Commons:Changing_username/Current_requests#Mbz1_.E2.86.92_Yyxx.3F, which I, or other crats, can't process yet due to the username existing on another project. If Mbz1 wishes to vanish, then we are able to do that for her, but as there is a rename request this indicates that she is not vanishing, but rather sticking around. She claims that her real name is contained on her talk page (mbz1 is not a real name), so if individual diffs can be shown they can be revdel'd, but entire talk pages going back years should not simply be deleted under most circumstances, and Mbz1's self-stated circumstances would not meet any reasonable criteria for the complete deletion of their entire talk page history. russavia (talk) 08:22, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
Assuming you don't want to use that against me: [5], [6], [7], [8]. Not that many as I initially thought and hardly comparable to Mbz1's page.
O.k., I didn't know about her intented username change, which invalidates my premise that she really wants to leave Wikimedia projects. --Túrelio (talk) 08:41, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
No, of course not, not going to use those against you. I will say that the first 2 are obviously ok (vandalism). The Kingturtle page probably shouldn't have been deleted, as it is a legit user by looks of it. The Barera one is ok, given it looks like he was going to set up an archive, but it was never used. But as Yyxx? (formerly Mbz1) has requested a username change, it would be improper to delete complete talk page history after their previous talk page was moved to the archive link. Other admins may think the opposite and are able to act upon the (now) 3rd request for speedy deletion, but I would sincerely advise against it, unless solid mitigating circumstances call for it. In the meantime, COM:REVDEL can selectively be used (within policy) to remove any diffs which use real names -- for which Yyxx? is able to contact any admin privately to point out. russavia (talk) 10:24, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
Mbz1 has been changing the author field on file pages with a name. If this is their name, doesn't it make the argument to delete the archive invalid? Bidgee (talk) 10:36, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
As I see some confusion here, a clarifying remark: The new name mbz1 has been changing into on file pages (Brocken Inaglory) is not in any way related to the users real name (but to the users area of interest). The users current user name (mbz1) is, on the other hand derived from the users real name. --Slaunger (talk) 11:31, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Why did you do it to me?

I looked at this archive and could not find any old account blocked! you did not block this account after renaming. Why did you block my account [9]? Don't you understand it is linked to my images? Have you done it in purpose to harass me more than you already have? Should not have you created a dummy account to block it with accordance with a policy? Fix it!--Yyxx? (talk) 05:56, 23 March 2012 (UTC) http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Administrators%27_noticeboard#user_russavia--Yyxx? (talk) 11:58, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

I am still investigating a few things, and I will respond on COM:AN at the thread you have posted. Thanks. russavia (talk) 12:11, 23 March 2012 (UTC)

Impostor

http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Fred_the_Oyster&diff=69076289&oldid=69075072Fred_The_Oyster is an impostor, not a sock. Can you please modify the block so that it states, "Troll impersonating the User:Fred_the_Oyster" instead of "sock of User:Fred the Oyster"? --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 19:56, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Agreed this imposter account is locked by a steward for LTA and its an impersonator. --Katarighe (Talk) 11:02, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Thank you both for your comments. I have asked a CU to look at this, and I believe that has now been done, and is now being addressed and will be looked at further if need be. At this point in time I will leave it as is, and will act upon further advice from our CUs, or allow them to modify the block as/if needed. russavia (talk) 11:12, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you for your reasoned close at Commons:Deletion requests/Santorum cocktails. This would have impacted a sister project and disrupted our work crosswiki over at Wikinews. Much appreciated, -- Cirt (talk) 22:53, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

No problem, that is what I am here for. russavia (talk) 11:13, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

File:Begula White Whale program eng.ogv

Hi Russavia, two (friendly) technical remarks: 1) black borders in a video are unattractive and do not transport any information but consume unneeded band-bright. So in this case you may use ffmpeg2theora with the additional parameters --croptop 38 --cropbottom 42 to remove the dark parts. 2) your coding ffmpeg2theora is a little bit outdated (ffmpeg2theora-0.26+svn16924, last official version is ffmpeg2theora-0.28). Greetings, --Pristurus (talk) 23:20, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for that. I am converting these videos from premier.gov.ru which are only available in flv (by looks of it) and am using MiroConverter, as it is an easy "drag and drop" converter for flv to ogv. I used to use Super, but it is too cumbersome for my quick, ease of use, needs. If you can recommend another program which is drag and drop like Miro (and free of course), I'd be interested in hearing any recommendations you have. Cheers, russavia (talk) 02:46, 22 March 2012 (UTC)
Hm, personally I prefer avisynth scripts for decoding and editing of such web based files and feed ffmpeg2theora with these scripts via command line or batch files. A few years ago I have tried out super and I think there was also a cropping option (but no preview, so not really helpful). So I am sorry, I don´t know a simple working program/gui for cropping. However if you are interested I can give a short explanation doing it with avisynth (its not difficult, but you will need to install a few tools, windows only.) Regards, --Pristurus (talk) 00:32, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
I have updated your file (only cropped, now 400×220 pixels). In my eyes it looks better now... --Pristurus (talk) 23:39, 31 March 2012 (UTC)
File:Белуха - Белый кит.ogv is also updated. --Pristurus (talk) 15:40, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks a lot for that mate, it's much appreciated. russavia (talk) 08:21, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

70+ year old Estonian photograps

Could you check if any of these deleted photographs have a author listed in their file descriptions. If not, I ask you to restore them. As over 70 years old, they would now be out of copyright.

-- Petri Krohn (talk) 12:27, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

The text descriptions are as follows:

1) {{Information |Description=The Commander-in-chief of the Estonian Army 1939, Johan Laidoner |Source=, Eesti: 20 aastat iseseisvust : sõnas ja pildis [http://books.google.com/books?id=tbYAHQAACAAJ&dq] |Date=1939 |Author=Parikas |Permission={{PD-EE-exempt}} |other_versions= }} [[Category:History_of_Estonia]] [[Category:Military of Estonia]]

2) {{Information |Description={{et|17. juulil 1940 a. Vadaduse väljakul korraldatud suurmiiting Riigivolikogu valimistel (14.-15. juulil) saavutatud võidu puhul}} {{en|A mass meeting held in Tallinn, Estonia on July 17, 1940, celebrating the socialist victory in the 14. - 15. July elections and demanding admission to the USSR.}} {{de|Am 17. Juli wird der "Wahlsieg" der Sozialisten vom 14.-15. Juli bei einer Massenkundgebung in Tallinn gefeiert und die Aufnahme in die UdSSR gefordert.}} {{fi|17. heinäkuuta 1940 Vapauden aukiolla järjestetty suurkokous Valtioneuvoston vaaleissa (14-15. heinäkuuta) saadun voiton takia.}} |Source=[http://www.filmi.arhiiv.ee/ Eesti Filmiarhiiv] ([http://www.filmi.arhiiv.ee/index.php?lang=eng Estonian film archive]) - Image ID: 0-153447 - Digitized on request of uploader.<br /> Image caption and information as maintained by the Estonian film archive: ''17. juulil 1940 a. Vadaduse väljakul korraldatud suurmiiting Riigivolikogu valimistel (14.-15. juulil) saavutatud võidu puhul'' |Date=As provided by the Estonian film archive: ''Tallinn 17 July 1940'' |Author=O. Viikholm |Permission=Estonian film archive confirms PD-status in Estonia. |other_versions= }} [[Category:Estonia 1940]] [[Category:Tallinn]] [[Category:Demonstrations]] [[Category:Freedom Square (Tallinn)]]

3) {{Information |Description={{en|A mass meeting held in Tallinn, Estonia on July 17, 1940, celebrating the socialist victory in the 14. - 15. July elections and demanding admission to the USSR.}} {{et|17. juulil 1940 a. Vadaduse väljakul korraldatud suurmiiting Riigivolikogu valimistel (14.-15. juulil) saavutatud võidu puhul}} {{fi|17. heinäkuuta 1940 Vapauden aukiolla järjestetty suurkokous Valtioneuvoston vaaleissa (14-15. heinäkuuta) saadun voiton takia.}} |Source=[http://www.filmi.arhiiv.ee/ Eesti Filmiarhiiv] ([http://www.filmi.arhiiv.ee/index.php?lang=eng Estonian film archive]) - Digitized on request of uploader. Image ID: 0-153449 |Date=Victory Square, (now Liberty Square), Tallinn, 17 July 1940 |Author=O. Viikholm |Permission=Estonian film archive confirms PD-status in Estonia. |other_versions= }} [[Category:Estonia 1940]] [[Category:Tallinn]] [[Category:Demonstrations]] [[Category:Freedom Square (Tallinn)]]

It appears all 3 have authors, so can't be reinstated without proof of date of death, etc. If you can ascertain this, it can be looked at for undeletion. Cheers, russavia (talk) 17:48, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Thank you. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 18:19, 6 April 2012 (UTC)
Georg Johannes Parikas died in 1958, so 16 more years for that one.
Oskar Viikholm was born in 1903, but no one seems to know when he died. He served in the "Estonian Legion" (Waffen SS), so it is likely he died during the war, most likely in 1944. Two more years for these two. -- Petri Krohn (talk) 18:33, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Question about deliberate use of bad faith barnstar?

This appears to be deliberate use of the "Wikilove" function for a bad faith barnstar. Can something be done about this? It seems to violate our Commons project principles of COM:MELLOW, yes? I could use your advice here, -- Cirt (talk) 23:18, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Any thoughts on this? -- Cirt (talk) 13:59, 4 April 2012 (UTC)
It is obvious trolling, and it shouldn't be occurring. If it occurs again, please raise the issue at that time, and it can be looked at. In the meantime, if it would be advisable for that editor to stay away from your talkpage, if they are only going to troll. russavia (talk) 08:22, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
I agree with you, but I think it'd be best for the community to have some additional feedback on this behavior pattern. Where do you think would be the best place to raise a discussion about this sort of behavior? Perhaps COM:AN? -- Cirt (talk) 16:53, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
COM:AN/U would be the pertinent place for such a discussion. Only have a look at the diff you provided, and the link which I followed, it does indicate to me that there may be a problem. It's going to need further eyes I think. russavia (talk) 16:55, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
Which problem is that? Can you be more specific? -- Cirt (talk) 20:24, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
An obvious trolling problem. russavia (talk) 17:45, 6 April 2012 (UTC)
Alright, sounds good, thanks, will do. -- Cirt (talk) 02:42, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

Update: Please see Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard/User_problems#Drmies_.3D_use_of_bad_faith_barnstar_via_WikiLove_function. -- Cirt (talk) 02:52, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

User:Piotrus

Hello Russavia!

The last days I saw that you wrote me an Email via Wikimedia about the Piotrus-block.

First of all, sorry for my late answer but I only check these Wikimedia Emails erratically.

The 3day-block of Piotrus is justifiable. This user uploaded loads of unusable images - really spam and they got deleted by another admin. That was neccessary and correct. The user failed to tell us why he decided to upload that crap and get into the deiscussion about these spam files. The fact that before other copyvios and other not-usable stuff has been uploaded I decided to block him for - again - 3 days. I wonder why this 3day-block caused such a hysteria. I assume there was some kind of forum shopping or some sockpuppet activity - but I don't care what the reason was. When this issue about this 3day block was discussed I was not online on Wikimedia Commons - such things can happen. Shortly before this 3day-block ended User:Jaretk became active and ended up this block. He could have waited 2 or 3 hours and this block ran out anyway but for some reason he thought he must do something.

All in all, I partly find the way it ran out uncooperatively (not by you). But this thing is gone and I will not waste a single minute on it.

Thanks for getting in contact with me.

Greetings, High Contrast (talk) 22:22, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

High Contrast, thank you for your reply here. I was going to unblock Piotrus at the time that I emailed you, but needed to check with you for any backstory. Now that I have it from you, although he was eventually unblocked, it wasn't a block that I would have either advocated for, nor implemented myself. In future, if you need to block editors, please make it clear at the time of the block why it is being made. This is important not only for the editor, but also for admins who may be looking at any unblock request. This is especially important if you are going to be offline for a few days. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to drop by and responding to my request for further info. russavia (talk) 22:55, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

File:China Airlines Cargo tag 29723321771 with TACT stamp 2012-03-11.jpg

The author name of this file is corrected. --Solomon203 (talk) 09:29, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

While you're at it....

File:2007ff.jpg ~~ Lothar von Richthofen (talk) 00:43, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Re: Orthodox Churches in Indonesia

You can visit this site: http://friendsofindonesia.org/indonesian-church/gallery-final/ and ask them permission for the images. It also has nice informations about the parishes. Bennylin (yes?) 14:06, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

The good samaritan...

...was in Barcelona :). Dura-Ace (talk) 07:30, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know about that one. Cheers, russavia (talk) 19:14, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

User:VitalyKuzmin

Hello!

Can you create a special licensing template for images by User:VitalyKuzmin such as for example this one? The template should also contain an OTRS-permission with the CC-licence by Vitaly so that we stored this information on Commons, too. Thank you! Greetings, High Contrast (talk) 11:02, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

So, you do not want to. Ok. Regards, High Contrast (talk) 14:07, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
Haha, leave it with me, I'll have a look in the next day or so. I've got some more templates I'm working on at well at moment. Cheers, russavia (talk) 14:40, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
If you don't want to, then say it but not reacting on this request is quite curious. Thanks. --High Contrast (talk) 14:47, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
Leave it with me, it's a piece of piss to create. Other's will have to go thru his photos and add, etc. I'll post a msg here when done. russavia (talk) 14:52, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
What is a piece of piss? --High Contrast (talk) 15:10, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
"Piece of piss" is Aussie slang for "it's easy". Having said that, {{VitalyKuzmin}} has now been created. If you would like to organise with Vitaly to do OTRS, feel free to drop me a line and I can process it if you like. russavia (talk) 19:13, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

Notification about possible deletion

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Affected:

And also:

Yours sincerely russavia (talk) 12:16, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

Good of you to notify yourself :) and thanks for sorting it out. But: why did you choose the name Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Lesbian eroticism? The DR only covers 3 files in that category, and they're not even nominated because they're in it. Also, you left the "break" subsection out of that new DR page - was that intentional? Finally, I don't understand why a new subpage was needed. Is it explained somewhere? Rd232 (talk) 12:52, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
OK, renamed and fixed - thanks. I still don't understand why a new subpage was needed - the 4th and 5th nominations were in the same subpage. Rd232 (talk) 13:25, 14 April 2012 (UTC)

Protest against Greg's block

Probably the worst block ever in this sad story. Greg simply said this "We all know the facts about Fae's past self-portrait photos that were uploaded to Commons. He apparently had terrible misgivings about those photos, so he got them removed. Then he engaged in a campaign to cover-up that the photos had been removed. Now all he's doing here is engaging in another step of that campaign -- trying to censor the group that was merely trying to keep the facts in plain view." This is the unvarnished truth. Van Haeften, a trustee of Wikimedia UK, tried to get some photos of himself removed, after misgivings about them. Then he conducted a cover-up campaign. Now he is trying to censor the site that was merely stating these facts. This is CENSORSHIP pure and simple. I thought Wikipedia was not censored? Being able to speak the truth is far more important than uploading another picture of a penis. I protest this block. Peter Damian (talk) 17:25, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

Responded [10] russavia (talk) 17:52, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

I'm sure you're aware of Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard/User_problems#Block_review_of_user:Thekohser; if you want to pursue the matter, now's the time. (And if you don't want to pursue it, saying so might prevent unnecessary drama.) Rd232 (talk) 22:55, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

I love Mary J. Do you? No more drama. Next time, I would ask Zscout370 to contact me as requested. As this way not done, anything I have to say on the issue is now moot, and I will not be entertaining the trolls and drama any more on this issue. However, there will be something said in my own time about the overall issues which are affecting Commons, and the disruption that editors are allowed to engage in, and amazingly with the blessing of some of this community. Other than that, the matter is now dead and buried, and nothing more will be mentioned on it from me, as I actually have other things to get on with. Unlike many others, I'm not here to troll and continue to create drama -- I'm here to upload content. Sorry, one can be mistaken that this is actually our remit here at Commons. ;) russavia (talk) 03:09, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
I don't see how it's moot, unless the private information you alluded to was fictional. But in any case, if you don't want the drama that your block started to continue, please point this out at COM:AN, since Fae is still determined to ensure there is a third act (cf COM:BN). Rd232 (talk) 09:04, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
Sorry Rd232, I might have to exit stage right due to prior acting engagements. I hope you take a leading role in any final act, I trust in you to follow your ethical compass, do the right thing for the benefit of our community and show how we all feel about the abusive circus. With genuine affection -- (talk) 09:15, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

New photographer available

Thanks for letting me know the last spaniard photographer Russavia! Hopefully many more will follow him :) Cheers--Dura-Ace (talk) 10:41, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

Yes indeed, we can only hope there will be more to come in the future. I will start working on a form email before too long that we can send photographers requesting usage of their photos, and which members of COM:AVIATION can use. I think we could make that a priority. russavia (talk) 17:04, 18 April 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I know about the CC BY licensed photos from Iberia, and I also think that would be a great idea having them on a specific category, like other photographers. In fact I've uploaded some photos from their account, for example, the only Iberia's 737 photo on Wikimedia Commons. There are not new photos since November 2011, and I think that they have changed their mind about this. Because their new subsidiary airline, Iberia Express (IBX) has also an account on flickr, but all their photos are copyrighted.--Dura-Ace (talk) 16:18, 19 April 2012 (UTC)