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Yann 18:45, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Image:Fontaine Stravinsky Saint Phalle.JPG[edit]

Hi! I deleted this picture because it represents a copyrighted artwork. France has no freedom of panorama. Jastrow (Λέγετε) 14:17, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Basically, the picture is not free because it represents an artwork which is still copyrighted: both the picture and what it represents must be free. It means you cannot upload it on Commons. The picture on en: should be tagged as Fair Use. If you wish to use it on another Wikipedia, check if it accepts Fair Use and if it does, upload it there. Unfortunately, it is the only way. Jastrow (Λέγετε) 17:47, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Image:PLA sign in Taiwan.svg[edit]

This SVG file doesn't work because it references a file "C:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documents\My Pictures\WIKI\B.png" on your local hard drive... AnonMoos 17:43, 5 August 2007 (UTC)


Image:Firefox2.0.0.5 screenshot zh-hant.png[edit]

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Remember the dot (talk) 17:53, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Image:2452-08Kluft photo2be com.jpg[edit]

Hi. On this image's page you state that you have the photographer's emailed permission to freely use this image. Could you take the time to send the email to the address given on page Commons:OTRS. Please read the page too, it'll only take a minute. Basically, it's a system Commons uses to archive permission emails. Thanks, --Lumijaguaari (моє обговорення) 05:14, 29 August 2007 (UTC)


Image Tagging Image:Druk_tsendhen.gif[edit]

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Thanks for uploading Image:Druk_tsendhen.gif. 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.

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Image:Cracker_Jack_bag.JPG[edit]

Image deletion warning Image:Cracker_Jack_bag.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.

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Patstuart (talk) 12:31, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Shack!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:

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2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]
[[Category:Comets]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

BotMultichillT 06:12, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

File:Sungod.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Sungod.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 file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!


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     Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 14:13, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

File:WK1.png[edit]

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Santosga (talk) 12:19, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

File:Majulah_Singapura_instrumental.ogg[edit]

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Powers (talk) 12:53, 28 April 2011 (UTC)


File:Firefox2.0.0.5 screenshot zh-hant.png[edit]

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Hi, Shack. I know I've made the deletion request, yet later on realized that it was done in haste, but then it was somewhat late, as I had already submitted the deletion request. The image is still problematic, not just because of surviving artwork on proprietary toolbars, but more because of the theme, see file talk on the image. I suspect that even if source code for the image may fall under the MPL 1.1 license (latest information only has it that it applies to version 3.6.7 of the theme), then the artwork is still copyrighted. I'd suggest you edit the image to remove toolbars' content completely, or even create a similar replacement, without the toolbars and other proprietary stuff. Any extension toolbars should also be free software. -Mardus (talk) 03:27, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

File source is not properly indicated: File:Taipei MRT automatic platform gates BL7.JPG.JPG[edit]

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Josve05a (talk) 22:44, 10 December 2014 (UTC)