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Image Tagging Image:TendringAgroShow.jpg[edit]

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Hi,
I put better description. When you upload from a other Wiki, you have to put all mentions of original upload with same license and history of file. it exists a tool to assist transfert CommonsHelper (V2.0) which transfert all informations of file. Oxam Hartog 21:37, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Image:2006 TN State Fair- Guinea Pig.jpg[edit]

Hi. Where on Flickr did you find this image? Thanks!   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs|Flickr review status nom) 18:10, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

The same goes for Image:Roast Guinea Pig.jpg. We need a proper source for images, or they will be deleted. --Ranveig 11:33, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
I found both.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 19:45, 17 July 2007 (UTC)


Image Tagging Image:ChenFake.jpg[edit]

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Image:ChenFake.jpg[edit]

Image deletion warning Image:ChenFake.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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In all cases, please do not take the deletion request personally. It is never intended as such. Thank you!

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Davepape 02:49, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Just dropping by...[edit]

Nice to see you around here! --Boricuæddie 23:49, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

Hmm, I know the feeling (I've failed RfA twice) :-( But, don't worry; the opposers are just trying to make sure that Wikipedia's admins are only of the best quality. Just try to stay calm at all times, so you can demonstrate to the Community that you are perfectly capable of remaining civil, and request adminship again when you feel you're ready. I am sure that, someday, you'll be a great asset to the Community as a sysop. Meanwhile, feel free to keep uploading images here :-) Happy uploading! --Boricuæddie 00:32, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

Many Thanks[edit]

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Dear Steven Walling,
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 21:03, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

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

Recent flickr uploads[edit]

Hi Steven! Thanks for uploading the great photos of produce and farm markets. One small request...when uploading photos from flickr, will you please choose the highest resolution image available? You can do so by clicking on the all sizes button that appears just above the flickr photo, then clicking on the highest file size listed...then uploading to Commons! I've already gone ahead and uploaded the highest res files when I was doing flickr review, so don't worry about the uploads till now. Cheers! Brynn (talk!) 00:13, 29 December 2008 (UTC)

Matt Seppings[edit]

Hi Steven. I wonder if you have contact details for Matt, since you uploaded his "chicken feeding" photo?
I used it in my video Il est bel et bon (duly credited)
Il est bel et bon
If you can contact him, please let him know about it :-)
(or maybe you can send me his email address? Mine is dwsolo@gmail.com [that's the one I use on public fora anyway!]) Thanks
Kind regards
David
Dwsolo (talk) 10:53, 11 February 2009 (UTC)


The Flickr images found in Joe Genario's photostream[edit]

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File source is not properly indicated: File:Cfkyoung.jpg[edit]

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shizhao (talk) 13:23, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Hi Steven, Would like to ask permission to use your A frame chicken coop image in our book Cool Solutions for a Warming Planet. Please contact asap. Viv Benton viv@benton.net.au

Hi Steven, Would also like to use the Backyard chicken coop with green roof, if possible. You will be credited for any photos we use (or who ever owns the copyright will be credited. Cheers Viv Benton


File:Microsoft Surface = Tabletop PacMan.jpg[edit]

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LX (talk, contribs) 18:43, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

Err[edit]

You may have used the wrong symbol? --Herby talk thyme 09:17, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

And apologies[edit]

I did think removing my oppose meant that the rfa would close as successful, I'd forgotten the rules change. Sorry for that. Please stick around - I'd think the next one should be ok. Regards --Herby talk thyme 15:43, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Yep - means the same to me which is why I would support the next one...:) --Herby talk thyme 17:51, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Administrator nominations[edit]

After discussion in bureaucrats mailing list I closed you nomination as unsuccessful.

I think will be good idea if you'll increase activity in areas which may be noticed by other (new files patrolling, deletion requests, help desk, etc.). Wiki-gnomes help needed there too! Then after couple of months you could re-apply again.

EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:44, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

FP Promotion[edit]

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FP Promotion[edit]

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FP Promotion[edit]

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/FPCBot (talk) 15:03, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

FPC careless reviews[edit]

Hi Steven,

You may be interested in participating in this_discussion. Cheers, Alvesgaspar (talk) 15:49, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

FP Promotion[edit]

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About OTRS[edit]

Hello Steven, how are you. I need your help in checking a permission mail in the otrs system if you could. The file is EarthAngels.jpg I mailed the owner explaining him everything about our privacy policies and about the otrs system and he sent a mail with the template and all the details straight to the address provided and also a copy to me. The only thing wrong is that the url is a facebook account album and its not opened to the public but for his friends. He is called Christian Carrasco, one of the members of a spanish doo wop band called Earth Angels. Earth angels But im not sure if you have a facebook account and if you will be able to check. Also, the url of the album, which is the one included in the permission template is not the same of the url of the band, but you'll be able to check by the pics they have in their main page which is wide opened to the public. I need to know if this is ok because theres more pics of the band i'd like to upload as they come out with the greatests artist of the american doo wop apart from pics from pittsburgh and the Hilton hotel that could fit in some articles. Excuse my english as i am spanish. Thank you very much indeed for your help. rafax (talk) 23:27, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

Hello again, not to worry Steven, i found out about the queues and the users, i asked drini in the end. Sorry for disturbing you. rafax (talk) 17:39, 2 June 2010 (UTC)


File:Pilobolus dance.jpg[edit]

Critically evaluate Flickr licenses File:Pilobolus dance.jpg has been marked as a copyright violation. You may have preserved the information shown on Flickr correctly when transferring the image here, but the Flickr uploader is not the copyright holder of this image. Either the image was created by someone else, or it is a derivative of someone else's work. As stated in Commons:Licensing, only the copyright holder may issue a license, so the one shown on Flickr is invalid.

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Trycatch (talk) 17:09, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Administrator[edit]

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An offering for our new administrator from your comrades...

Steven Walling, congratulations! You now have administrator rights on Commons. Please take a moment to read the Commons:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Commons:Administrators' noticeboard and Commons:Deletion requests), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings or modifications of protected pages. The majority of the actions of administrators can be reversed by the other admins, except for history merges which must thus be treated with particular care.

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Please also check or add your entry to the List of administrators and the related lists by language and date it references.

EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:44, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Admin inactivity[edit]

Hello Steven Walling, you might be interested in this discussion: Commons_talk:Administrators/De-adminship#Activity -- 89.16.137.29 05:47, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Your vote on FPC[edit]

You made the short statement that this image is not educational. Can you give me a more detailed explanation why you think so? --Niabot (talk) 08:27, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Hey Steve[edit]

Thanks for catching that typo. I really liked seeing you on that 'Who edits Wikipedia' video - you looked good! --David Shankbone (talk) 22:38, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Chalice Pizino MBA Lyon L689.jpg[edit]

Please come back and have a look at the alternates I added, thank you! --IdLoveOne (talk) 04:58, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

Call me paranoid ...[edit]

... and wanting in good faith, but this image sprang into life with an OTRS ticket number and everything. That seems strange. Is it a valid ticket? Angus McLellan (Talk) 01:45, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Steven Walling!

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.

CategorizationBot (talk) 10:58, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

File:Aylesbury_Ducks,_Kew_Gardens.jpg[edit]

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It's a cartoon drawn by some German[edit]

Hi Steven,

I am not a native English speaker, but when I read this sentence of yours regarding the manga nomination of User:Niabot, it seems (in my perception) as a disrespectful sentence, which is not needed addressing a person and not what the nomination is about, the image. Especially the use of the word some in front of German. The user has spend a great deal of time preparing a nomination. We do not have very many illustrators being prepared to license their creations under a Commons compatible license. Whether you like it or not is one thing, but I think it is clear that it is a person with a significant amount of skill, who has made the creation, and not some German. Assuming my understanding of the tone is right, and if it was me, I would consider apologizing to the user.

Best wishes from Denmark,

--Slaunger (talk) 21:50, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

Hi Steven,
Thanks for your swift reply. Niabots reply seems to indicate to me that this is not quite how he perceives the situation though. We have recently had a lot of unpleasant conflicts on FPC due to multilingual and -cultural miscommunication, and IMO there is a good point in keeping a good tone even when a comment by another user is found to be "idiotic".
I accept if you do not think an apology is relevant. However, you might what to clarify the intention behind that comment though, as it appears that several editors has perceived it differently, that what appears to have been your intention.
Best wishes --Slaunger (talk) 22:07, 28 November 2010 (UTC)
Ah, I see you already have. Case closed and thanks. --Slaunger (talk) 22:09, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

The sexual content poll[edit]

I understand you are a staff member, so you are presumably familiar with Wikicommons policy, but this:

"a softer, early-stage policy is better than none at all. "

appears as if you are unaware that current policy is already in place. See COM:CENSORSHIP, COM:PS#Must_be_realistically_useful_for_an_educational_purpose, and COM:PORN. Also, the concern is not that this policy is too soft, but that it is to strict by extending existing policy to make all sexual content media subject to a "speedy deletion" without discussion if any admin determines they have a questionable legality(despite said admin not being a lawyer) or questionable relevance(again determined by a single admin).
Areas that deal with complicated issues of legality and scope need to be handled on a case by case basis, and already as it is obvious examples of illegal content/vandalism are already speed deleted. If you were already aware of existing policy then please feel free to disregard this post. --AerobicFox (talk) 04:34, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

I'm of the personal opinion that existing policy Commons has is not comprehensive or detailed enough to handle what is obviously a special situation, based on how controversial the issue has been in practice. Also, I wasn't saying that the currently proposed policy is soft, I was saying that it would be fine to edit it to be softer if that would garner more support. Steven Walling 03:47, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
Ok. I apologize for the redundant information then. ^_^ --AerobicFox (talk) 19:56, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

FP vote[edit]

Hello,
I noticed you voted for the image I submitted to FP candidates.
As I changed the orientation of the image, it is not visually the same image anymore. You are invited to change your vote if you think it is needed.
Esby (talk) 22:02, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife[edit]

Only the last ones are free... The first ones are fully copyrighted. Sorry for that, the pictures were quite good. You'll find the picture in Category:Animals of Oregon to check. - Zil (d) 22:55, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

As they change their policy from full copyright to {{cc-by-sa-2.0}} may be, you could ask them in a mail to remove the copyright restriction on the first files. Saying that will be used on wikipedia. - Zil (d) 08:11, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Color Issue[edit]

Hi there I wondered if you could take moment to weigh in on a discussion were having here regarding the color of a military aircraft insignia Thank you Jetijones (talk) 18:25, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Wikipe-tan[edit]

Hey, I just wanted to drop by and complement you on your closing argument at Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Wikipe-tan_in_swimwear.jpg, brilliantly expressed and cutting to the heart of the matter, despite the complex aside that we meandered into during the discussion. Cheers. --ErrantX (talk) 19:11, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. If you're still interested in the matter, then you might want to comment on the undeletion request. Steven Walling 22:59, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Hello Steven, I just want to inform you, that I follow the majority of the opinions on the undeletion discussion and decided to undelete the picture [:File:Wikipe-tan in swimwear.jpg]

Best regards --Neozoon (talk) 23:21, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Speedy-closing Commons:Deletion requests/File:On the edge - free world version.jpg[edit]

Hi!

I don’t want to add more fuel to the already-too-hot debate around the POTD, but I really do not see a single use of the file on other projects except its use by virtue of being a Commons POTD (i.e. user pages, POTD templates and Main Pages). Cf. also “An otherwise non-educational file does not acquire educational purpose solely because it is in use on a user page”. I guess reopening would not be a good idea, the topic is just too hot and even though I would be glad to have the file removed (because it is out of scope, not because of any nudity), I just can’t imagine that happening now. So… just saying.

--Mormegil (talk) 21:35, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Ad “it was mirrored on the main pages of a couple Wikipedias” – sure, you misunderstood my point. It was being displayed on the main pages of a couple Wikipedias because and only because it was the current picture of the day on Commons. Many Wikipedias leave the choice of their Main Page picture to Commons, showing the Commons’ POTD (cf. todays POTD), no editorial discretion there, nobody has chosen the picture to be shown on those Wikipedias, it was done automatically (see e.g. es:Plantilla:IDDC/Imagen). --Mormegil (talk) 10:23, 17 May 2011 (UTC)
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Image has a 2002 copyright[edit]

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bambuti.jpg#Licensing JohnLloydScharf (talk) 11:08, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

What license should I use?[edit]

Dear Steven Walling, I would like to upload media from The Institute for Solar Physics but I don't know which license to use. I was looking for an administrator to give me some advice and I was hoping you could help me. Their media usage policy is here. I have also contacted someone from the website and they have told me via email that they have no problem with commercial use as long as proper credit is given. As far as I can tell it should be fine to upload some of their content to the commons but I don't know which license to use. What would you do if you wanted to upload some of their content. If you have any advice I would be really grateful. Thanks, Originalwana (talk) 10:03, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

Possible Speedy Deletion - Questionable Tag and Free Use claim[edit]

Candidate for speedy deletion - This Molodava stamp is a non-free derivative work. The free use tag associated with it is questionable per at least 3 editors - no one is able to validate free use claims - all limited to assumptions. Image in question is ::File:Stamp_of_Moldova_012.jpg Also see http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=126275 - this appears to be the original stamp from which the Moldova stamp originated. The tag on the marine species website states Noncommercial which makes all derivative works non-free. Acipenser gueldenstaedti Author: Collection Georges Declercq JPG file - 219.41 kB - 578 x 471 pixels [more] added on 2008-08-13 - 259 views WoRMS Taxa on this image: Acipenser gueldenstaedti Brandt & Ratzeberg, 1833 accepted as Acipenser gueldenstaedtii Brandt & Ratzeburg, 1833 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License Atsme (talk) 22:33, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

I also found the following PDF file -
LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA ON COPYRIGHT AND NEIGHBOURING RIGHTS no. 293-XIII of November 23, 1994 (Amended by Law no. 1268-XV, of July 25, 2002)
Works Protected by Copyright Art. 6. –(1) Copyright shall extend to literary, artistic and scientific works expressed in the following forms: (a) written form (manuscript, typewritten text, musical score, etc.);
(b) oral form (public recitation, public performance, etc.);
(c) audio or video recording (mechanical, magnetic, digital, optical, etc.);
(d) figurative form (drawing, sketch, painting, plan, industrial design, still from a cinematographic film or television or video film, photograph, etc.);
(e) three-dimensional form (sculpture, model, mock-up, structure, etc.);
(f) any other form, known or as yet unknown.
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Tibetan antelope[edit]

Hi Steven,

I think the Tibetan Antelope picture you have uploaded here is actualy a picture of a goa. Feel free to join the discussion I started here. Cheers,--41.215.145.1 13:21, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

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