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No Permission warning for File:Broilers-Ron-05-Hamburg-2009-Thomas_Huntke.jpg

Hi there, does this warning mean I need a permission from the musician to upload his picture? The photograph was taken at a public concert by myself. I thought this was alright with copyright law. Please let me know. Greetings, Thomas

RE: Misunderstanding, the image is not from or on my page. I changed the information, please re-check. - Thomas

Please, let me upload the photographs of AKADO band. I have an official permission from the band!

This is the message from them:


I am Anatoly STiNGeR, the member of AKADO band. I am giving permission to Wikipedia user BillyFckwards to upload to Wikipedia Commons any images that belongs to AKADO band and use them the way he likes. Anybody can use these images the way they want it. This is absolutely legal.


May I please have my image back

May I please have AfricanInvertebrates.jpg back to African Invertebrates. Sorry, but I'm getting tired of this semi-annual nonsense. This journal cover is copy-lefted.

Obvious copyvios

Yeah they do; if someone uploads a screenshot and some professional photographs, then the odds are very slim that they hold the copyright on all of them. If I had seen such a thing come up on Special:NewImages or anywhere else, I would have deleted it on sight. Thank you for your restraint, though; it's usually considered a good thing, so please don't take any of this as criticism. :) Cheers, Lewis Collard! (hai thar, wut u doin) 02:51, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Image:Earl's Palace, Kirkwall sign.jpg

Image deletion warning Image:Earl's Palace, Kirkwall sign.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this image, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
In all cases, please do not take the deletion request personally. It is never intended as such. Thank you!

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Just a disagreement about which one should be the better one. Use whichever one you prefere, soon or late we shall settle the matter and the images will be merged in one category by a bot. Best wishes.--User:G.dallorto (talk) 15:06, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Churches of ...

Great work. If you want more. --Foroa (talk) 22:29, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! Yes, I'm working on a few more requests, but no so many that I would consider the moves controversial... —Wknight94 (talk) 22:56, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

I think your move of Category:Churches of Inishmurray to Category:Churches in Inishmurray was unfortunate as Inishmurray is neither a town nor a country (cases where "in" is appropriate) but an island where "in" sounds pretty odd, at least to me. --AFBorchert (talk) 21:30, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

[1]Wknight94 (talk) 01:30, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, AFBorchert (talk) 19:10, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
I removed the talk of the commons delinker page because this is the wrong place to discuss; if discussions start there, in the end, it becomes cluttered, fills up and nothing gets moved anymore. So I either execute a move request or plain reject the move. If there is need for discussion, one can try a move request or a CFD.
I appreciate G-dallorto's work, and with his 175000+ edits, he's doing fantastic work, even if he has a personal style of naming. For him, it is extremely important that, for efficient work, he can accurately fill in category names in a first time right fashion. Because he creates large category trees with many subcategories, there too, a uniform naming method is a must. I refuse often move requests that try to remove disambiguation terms because most of the time, they come back anyway. Don't forget, that on Commons, over time there will be a much bigger need on disambiguation terms than on any other wikipedia because of the worldwide scope and the fact that most topics will have much deeper categorisation than articles in a Wikipedia. And a more detailed category name will result in much less categorisation errors. I spent already too much time on untangling categories in three or more other categories because of the confusing names, such as for example Santos. --Foroa (talk) 17:51, 21 November 2008 (UTC)
Okay, fair enough. I think everyone appreciates G dallorto's work, so I hope I didn't gave an impression to the contrary. That doesn't mean I have to like the naming convention - but I'll get used to it. Thanks for the note. —Wknight94 (talk) 18:38, 21 November 2008 (UTC)


Good day Wknight. I have been looking over your contribs for a good while now. I would like to know what you think about adminship here. My only concern would be doing more copyvio work, but if you don't want to wait we can go ahead. I'm pretty sure you will make it. You might want to see this RfA as an example, where the candidate was doing mostly category work. --Kanonkas(talk) 23:32, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Oh, I hadn't thought about it. I appreciate the consideration! If you think I should get involved in more deletion discussions/recent changes monitoring first, that's fine. Let me know if you'd prefer I wait. I've done some work at en:Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion and deleted hundreds (or thousands?) of images at enwiki if that helps. —Wknight94 (talk) 23:50, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
Well it's really up to you to decide, but I'd say do a week of copyvio tagging. A great place to find some copyvios -> Special:NewImages. Then it's the discussion part, like "IfD". However, on Commons it's called deletion requests. Good luck choosing! --Kanonkas(talk) 00:23, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
Okay, will do. Thanks again. —Wknight94 (talk) 02:27, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Glad to see you back...... I haven't forgot you :) Are you still interested? --Kanonkas(talk) 15:36, 24 April 2009 (UTC)

Oh, hi again! Yes, I am interested. Let me know if there is anything I should do beforehand. Wknight94 (talk) 15:53, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
There is nothing for you to do. I personally think you've filled all holes and I'd like to give you a nice clap on the back. I am a bit busy, so I'll be working on the nomination statement (4 days max, is that fine?) Best regards, --Kanonkas(talk) 16:25, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
Of course that's fine. No hurry! I'll try to get more administrative things done here in the meantime.  :) Wknight94 (talk) 17:03, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
Can I haz co-nom? MBisanz talk 21:14, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
Wow, I would be honored! I've admired both of your contributions on enwiki for years! Wknight94 talk 21:28, 25 April 2009 (UTC)
It'll be posted tomorrow, around 14.00 UTC. We'll see, that is when MBisanz does his co-nom. I look forward reading it, and wish you good luck. Apart from that, please update your user page with a babel. --Kanonkas(talk) 01:53, 26 April 2009 (UTC)
Here we are! Please accept here. Best wishes, --Kanonkas(talk) 08:02, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

Wikimedia Commons has a specific scope

Excuse me, what content are you referring to? - Luckyboy1965 (talk) 15:03, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

OK I understand, I can provide a full licence, may I still do it, or will the image be deleted anyway? - Luckyboy1965 (talk) 15:16, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Fixed. Maybe you will remove the delettion alert now? I don't want to do it myself, it'd look like vandalism I suppose. - Luckyboy1965 (talk) 15:21, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

FOP tag

Thanks for the explanation. I still feel like a guest here at commons, never quite getting my head around the policies, guidelines etc. Cheers, Mattinbgn/talk 21:59, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Colbert pictures.

Hi, I recently uploaded a pair of Stephen Colbert pictures that were CC-licensed on Flickr, but you deleted them for copyright violation. I'm not quite sure what your thinking was, so I'd appreciate it if you would explain it to me. Spotfixer (talk) 23:16, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

First, I didn't delete them, I requested they be deleted. Second, those pictures have no business being CC-licensed on Flickr. Whoever uploaded them there was violating the copyright of whoever owns the original pictures. Wknight94 (talk) 01:02, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
Ok, but I'm still not clear on what led you to the conclusion that the CC license is invalid. Please explain. Spotfixer (talk) 04:17, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
Because the Flickr uploader did not take those pictures. S/he took copyrighted pictures - that s/he did not own - and adapted them slightly. That does not give him/her the right to claim a new copyright and change the license. Wknight94 (talk) 12:53, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
I don't know where you get your confidence from. The second picture, for example, was clearly unposed and taken at a public event. The first, which is posed and heavily altered, has had its background stripped which makes it hard to tell what the circumstances were. In neither case have I seen evidence that these are derived from more restricted sources.
Frankly, I had imagined that you would be able to specify the URL where the alleged original may be found, in which case this would be open and shut. As it stands, all we seem to have here is your unsupported opinion, and I don't see how that has any more weight than my own. As I've jumped through all the hoops to document where I found these images and show that they're freely licensed, I would think that the burden of proof would rest with you to prove otherwise. Spotfixer (talk) 00:17, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
Well no, the burden of proof rests on you. Regardless, you're free to try COM:UNDEL. Wknight94 (talk) 03:22, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
Ok, I went ahead and did that. Spotfixer (talk) 04:58, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Pompeian Regiones

Hi. You created the category "Pompeii by region". The word "region" can be misunderstanding. In fact "Regio" it's a latin word which (in this case) means "town district". I you propose to change the name of this category in "Pompeii regiones" or in "Pompeian regiones". What do you think about? Thank you. Best regard, --DenghiùComm (talk) 01:17, 7 January 2009 (UTC)

Maybe "Regiones of Pompeii"? Any of those is fine. Wknight94 (talk) 12:52, 7 January 2009 (UTC)
Ok. I will follow your proposal. Thank you very much! --DenghiùComm (talk) 23:42, 7 January 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for your help with {{Fp-log-chron-header}}. Your suggestion was exactly the command I searched for. As you can see on Commons:Featured pictures/chronological/2008-B it works perfect :-) .
--D-Kuru (talk) 19:57, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

My pleasure. Wknight94 (talk) 15:11, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Category:Registered Historic Places in Lake Saranac, New York

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Valued Image Promotion

Urquhart Castle distance 2.jpg
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An offering for our new administrator from your comrades...

Wknight94, congratulations! You now have the rights of administrator 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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EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:50, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations. Ask if you need help (which I doubt :)) --Kanonkas(talk) 14:53, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
Thank you very much! And thanks to all who supported! Wknight94 talk 15:07, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations! As one of your first uses of your new mop, may I suggest that you address Commons:Categories for discussion/Current requests/2009/02/Category:Registered Historic Places in Lake Saranac, New York? (It didn't end up where it should have.) --Orlady (talk) 21:02, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks again! The Saranac one is queued up. Wknight94 talk 21:19, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
Congratulations and best wishes. Please don't hesitate to ask for help or advice if you need it... ++Lar: t/c 00:17, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. Will do. Wknight94 talk 00:20, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
Congrats. :) –Juliancolton | Talk 20:21, 4 May 2009 (UTC)
Thank you and thank you for your support!  :) Wknight94 talk 20:28, 4 May 2009 (UTC)


HELLO Wknight94... My name is Juan M. Vértiz and I´m the founder and producer of THE ABADDYON PROJECT, and all rights of the images, songs, lyrics and other stuff belongs exclusively to me. The pics involved in the abaddyon wiki-space were taken by ourselves, and modified with Corel Draw by myself. For the both images, same case. In fact, the winged logo was designed and produced by me. This info I´m telling you is available in some of our pages, check it out.


Call me picky but I don't really like this edit. It is Carol's page after all, what she wants or does not want there would seem to be up to her - it is not libellous, rude, offensive etc even if it is somewhat petulant. --Herby talk thyme 13:58, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

My main problem is that it's put right over my comment, so it appears as though I added it myself and labelled my own comment as "pandering". If you'd prefer a note to make it clear that I'm not calling my own note "pandering", feel free. Wknight94 talk 14:04, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
Put like that I see what you mean :) Apologies --Herby talk thyme 14:15, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
No apologies needed. If you want to add it back while quelling my concerns, I totally understand. Wknight94 talk 14:32, 8 May 2009 (UTC)
It's returned anyway. Oh well... Wknight94 talk 17:42, 8 May 2009 (UTC)

Re: Time cover

The link says, that the issues from 11 Sep 1939 forwards are copyrighted -- this is the 23 October 1939 issue. feydey (talk) 19:33, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Licence Check

Have you also checked if the licence at the given source is correct or at least that the file really exists there, since it was satisfactory enough for you? After doing so it would be nice to also add the full link so that others can do that too without having to check through the huge amount of files on the servers of the army. -- Cecil (talk) 18:38, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

Judging by this edit and the one that preceded it on that file, my assumption is that the uploader took the picture himself while he was in the U.S. Army, and that's why he listed that source there and the file you're questioning. Therefore, there is no link to check. Let me know if I am wrong in my reasoning. Wknight94 talk 18:50, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
The fact that he removed his name as author and wrote 'a souldier' makes me think that he uploaded it as his own work and only later noticed that it is not his own file and he does not know whom it is from. -- Cecil (talk) 18:59, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
He didn't upload it with himself as author. So my initial thought was that he saw your message about missing source (April 28), added that he took the picture (May 2, 10:47), then 6 minutes later, thought "since I was working as a soldier at the time, I should list the Army as the source", and changed the source to U.S. Army. Of course there's a better way to get a clearer picture - ask him. I'll leave him a note. Wknight94 talk 19:13, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
He had other uploads at the same time where he named himself author. I just marked those that had none. -- Cecil (talk) 19:22, 11 May 2009 (UTC)
Sure, makes sense. Going by your assumption that he simply downloaded them from somewhere, I left him a note asking him where he found them. We'll see how/if he responds. Wknight94 talk 19:28, 11 May 2009 (UTC)

photos from joshuashearn

Hello to you as well. For the pic File:88mm AA Gun GRAFENWOEHR.jpg, I found it on a website, I will have to do some research and provide you a better answer. As for the pic File:10JAN07 A55 BEFORE.JPG, it is my own, I'm not sure how I messed up listing the source correctly, but I intend to fix it. Joshua S. Hearn (talk) 15:38, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Move not quite complete

Hi Wknight94 - thanks for acting so quickly on Delinker these days. Can I ask you to check these two cat moves - the new one is there, the old has been deleted, but all the images are still in the old cat:

Category:Images from the German Federal Archive, location German Democratic Republic (empty)

Category:Images from the German Federal Archive, location Soviet occupation zone (empty)

Ingolfson (talk) 12:25, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Woops. Nice catch. Category is in a template so I need to fire up COM:AWB. Wknight94 talk 12:31, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

De nuevo...

Buenas noches, avisándole que File:MarioCast.jpg volvió a ser subido ahora como File:MarioCastañeda.jpg. Saludos cordiales, --BetoCG¿decías? 07:26, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Cyril Newall

I notice that you have deleted File:Time Magazine Cover - Sir Cyril Newall.jpg and File:Extract from the Time Magazine Cover - Sir Cyril Newall.jpg with the following comment: "Copyright violation: Does not fall within date ranges of Time Magazine non-renewed copyright". However, the publication date for this edition of Time Magazine was Oct. 23, 1939 (see,16641,19391023,00.html) which was not renewed in its 28th year (see and I therefore submit that the images are indeed now in the PD and your deletion action was inappropriate. If you disagree with what I have written, I would be grateful if you would expain why, either here or on my talk page.

More generally, I suggest that, except possibly in the case of flagrent copyright violations, it is good form to nominate the images for deletion and notify the uploader on their talk page. Had you brought these images up for discussion then I imagine that a brief discussion would have cleared up any misunderstanding on any of our parts and overall involved less editor time in bringing this matter to a satisfactory resolution. I look forward to your reply. Greenshed (talk) 17:04, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Drill into your last link deeper - to The October 23, 1939 issue is indeed listed. Wknight94 talk 17:17, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. Greenshed (talk) 17:20, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Fair use

I understand. But, for example, I live in Brazil and we have not adopted this law of "fair use", however, I am sending a file through the common in the United States. My question is: Why does the image of the magazine cover was not accepted and the law of fair use and the image was not used to infringe? --Leolavish (talk) 00:42, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Reverting vandalism

Thanks for reverting a bunch of vandalism tonight. Can you please try to make sure the vandals get warned, though? It's harder to block them fairly after they've vandalized multiple times if they've never been warned. The more they're templated the sooner we can block them ;) Cheers, -- Editor at Largetalk 04:08, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Okay but, if you check the times, many of my reverts were a half-hour to several hours after the IP's only edit ever. In my experience, that means the vandal has already stopped and probably left the IP anyway. There's not much point warning someone who has already stopped themselves. Just like there's not much point blocking someone for a day if they only edit once every two weeks anyway... Wknight94 talk 11:21, 21 May 2009 (UTC)


I'm not sure. If any of those churches had a (known) name, we could easily drop the 'The'. But they are simply identified as wooden churches and by their respective village. There is usually only one such church in each of these villages, and this is why my rename proposition is for 'The wooden church in xxx'. —Andrei S. Talk 17:03, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Category:Narrow gauge railway lines

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Category:Industrial rail transport

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--ŠJů (talk) 15:39, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Essay at Foroa's page

The answer is no. The renaming of "miniature railways" to "miniature rail transport" is just illustrative of the point that Foroa favours artificial nomenclatures that remains consistent with Commons' naming scheme, then with widely accepted, understood and used terms. The gripe is not with this one issue but with the principle. Ask yourself this if you were to look for such images on the net, using Google say, which search words would you choose to use?KTo288 (talk) 19:05, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

One comment: the optimal line between a widely used term and an easy and consistent way of finding the way in complex multi-level category systems is thin and a difficult compromise. Again, I feel we should first have the (world-wide)structure and its logic right, and try to match with more common names later (common names are not the same in English as in french, even not the same in the USA as in the UK).
Wknight94, I really appreciate your work, and I thank you for it. It might help you to have from time to time a look in User:RussBot/category redirect log or in Category:Broken category redirects, especially after large harmonisation moves. Enjoy. --Foroa (talk) 16:16, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
Oh excellent! I did not realize those were there. Very helpful, thanks. Wknight94 talk 16:52, 23 May 2009 (UTC)


Of interest to you too I think :) --Herby talk thyme 16:45, 23 May 2009 (UTC)


What do you think of this file? Vitorbraziledit (talk) 02:23, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Can you answer me? Vitorbraziledit (talk) 02:26, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
It looks fine to me. You may even want to use {{PD-ineligible}}. Wknight94 talk 02:35, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

adriano leite ribeiro

So, how´s this copyright issue resolved? It´s a news agency image. how about this one: (I could resize it)

Problem is that the photo currently allowed on that article is probably from a news agency, as well or else "owned by the photographer".

wknight: thanks

OTRS question

Hi. Regarding this, does it cover his/her other images? They all seem questionable to me but I wasn't able to find any clear violations. Just curious. Thanks. Wknight94 talk 15:52, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

No. The ticket is for that image only. Stifle (talk) 09:01, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Re:File:K arime.jpg yours or not?

Hi, I made sure of your message. Frankly, it's not my work. I have nothing to do with that picture. Thank you. --UCinternational (talk) 15:19, 30 May 2009 (UTC)


hi there,

as long as the disambiguation is done, I don't really care if a comma is used or brackets, although I prefer the comma variation. Gryffindor (talk) 19:47, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

Concern about block of User:Jiffman

Hi, I noticed you at one time blocked User:Jiffman and wanted to inform you about the discussion I am raising about this user at Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard#Concern_about_block_of_User:Jiffman. Dcoetzee (talk) 05:03, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Media from Interfase

Some of this pictures I have scannerd myself. But many of them were taken from sources, where there is no information about authors (I indicate it in description of files), and they are free to copy.--Interfase (talk) 16:35, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Hi, Wknight94. I have already changed information about license of File:Shabran 2.jpg. Picture was made in Middle Ages. Adding of GNU was wrong. Thanks--Interfase (talk) 08:59, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Hard to prove that since the link in the description is broken. Wknight94 talk 11:30, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I agree that there is too little information about this media, but in source it is said that picture was made on faiance ware in middle ages (in russian), and was founded during archeological excavations.--Interfase (talk) 12:15, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Template:Departments of France protection

Hi! In my opinion, the end of the week would be a good date to protect this template again. However, I don't see it as a high-risk template and it may be worth considering leaving it semi-protected. Thanks. — Xavier, 23:22, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

I started scanning through this list and stopped when I hit 2,000 so that's pretty high-risk. On the other hand, they all seem to be categories so maybe that's not too bad. I can see both sides so maybe I will solicit other opinions too. Wknight94 talk 01:16, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
Hello Wknight94. I had the latter opinion: this template is meant to be put at the top of sets of 100+ similar categories (rivers of [dept], buildings of [dept], etc.) and the huge number you got is not surprising. But these categories are not critical and that's why I said this was not a high-risk template (IMO). Moreover, too much protection hinders helpful contributions towards Commons maintenance. This said, you can protect it again now, if you prefer so. Bye and thanks again. — Xavier, 21:55, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
I will leave it for now and keep it on my watchlist. Wknight94 talk 00:46, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

File:Joseph Stalin.jpg copyvio

Hello, before declining the request, did you have a chance to look at the actual source that was provided? The image was not taken by a Soviet official, but by Margaret Bourke-White (died in 1971). Óðinn (talk) 15:20, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Yann (talk · contribs) added the source and closed the DR, so he is the proper audience. Wknight94 talk 17:28, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Hilary Rosen's photo

You deleted Hilary Rosen's photo, 070516 ENTRosen vl.widec.jpg just the other day. The excuses used for the deletion were transparent and a moment's look through the material would've made it obvious. As you were remiss in your job, I demand you reverse the action and have it re-posted.

You could proceed to COM:UNDEL, but your best bet would be to get the copyright owner to provide proper permission to COM:OTRS. Wknight94 talk 21:55, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

File:British passport 2002.jpg

Our edits to File:British passport 2002.jpg are verging on an edit war, how about we both back off and allow the DR run its course.KTo288 (talk) 17:18, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Woops, I humbly apologize. I thought your last edit was restoring a speedy delete. On en.wp, {{delete}} is the tag for speedy. Totally my fault. Sorry. Wknight94 talk 17:37, 16 June 2009 (UTC)
No problem.KTo288 (talk) 18:03, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Your assistance please...

The record shows you deleted File:Fayiz Mohammed Ahmed Al Kandari.jpg. I missed the "no source" tag.

Could you please check to see who uploaded it? If I uploaded it I would be very surprised if it was missing a source. Geo Swan (talk) 02:21, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

No, it was uploaded by Def-sense (talk · contribs). S/he claimed to be the author but clearly was not. You made an edit to the description to add a category. Wknight94 talk 03:01, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! Geo Swan (talk) 06:11, 18 June 2009 (UTC)


Hello; on CommonsDelinker/commands I asked to change category names.

Rename Category:Historical images of Kornhaus to Category:Historical photographs of Kornhaus, Zürich (10 entries moved, 0 to go)

You removed the request, the cats I asked for do not exist yet - what was wrong? --Parpan (talk) 17:20, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

I compared this to this and determined that "Historical images..." is by far the preferred naming scheme. Wknight94 talk 18:14, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
I think it useful to make a difference between images/drawings/engravings and photographs. --Parpan (talk) 18:19, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
In that case, how about a Category:Historical photographs of Kornhaus, Zürich which would be a subcategory of Category:Historical images of Kornhaus? Wknight94 talk 18:31, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Agree, that's what I had in mind. So, if you create all the new cats I asked for: "photographs of...", I will do the rest: "photographs of.. " as a subcat of "images of....". Thanks, --Parpan (talk) 18:44, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Okay, that makes more sense. Will do. Wknight94 talk 18:46, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Those are all moved now if you want to do your thing. Wknight94 talk 18:57, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Ok, thanks a lot. --Parpan (talk) 19:00, 18 June 2009 (UTC)


Fortunately NationalGovernorsAssociation is not longer active on Flickr, i removed this entry from COM:QFI. --Martin H. (talk) 23:10, 20 June 2009 (UTC)


The image of a dragon has a wrong name. You have removed a template of a wrong name and the new image with a correct name. I ask to return the old version. The Chinese dragon on this illustration is the Japanese dragon. Its features specify in it and creation date. The dragon has three fingers on a paw, thin legs and the especial end of a tail. These are signs of the Japanese dragon. (Text translation: PROMT) --LittleDrakon (talk) 12:55, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

The problem is that the image you are trying to rename is in use hundreds of times across over a dozen projects. Wouldn't it be sufficient to make a note in the image description? Wknight94 talk 14:39, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
I know about it. It is the main trouble. The picture with the wrong name is put there where to it it is impossible to be. I think, from English section the error has extended in all the others. Therefore error correction is now the big work. I have noticed it when was engaged in Draconology in Russian section, but except Russian, I in other languages do not talk and I can not correct it. It is impossible to suppose, that the error extended further. It will be even more works. Therefore it is necessary to replace the name which misleads. Besides, if the picture is removed and will disappear from articles, it even will be good. Because now it costs not there. It costs in articles about the Chinese dragons, instead of in articles about the Japanese dragons. (Text translation: PROMT) --LittleDrakon (talk) 09:56, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

File Tagging File:Rue_Taranne.jpg

Hi, thank you for your remark about the picture of the Rue Taranne (Paris). We are speaking about a reproduction of a dispeared picture from the 19th century in a book published in 1931 that the publisher doesn't exist yet. Do copyrights remain on this kind of work ? If yes, what can i do further to get authorization ? Thank you for your response. Salignac (talk) 06:08, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Merging glass categories

Hi, I don't think it was a good idea to merge glasworks (more manual and artisanal production of (crystal) glas) with the industrial mass glass production; there are many small (historical) glasworks scattered over the countries while there are few glas 'factories". But the difference is maybe too subtle for commons. No real problem. --Foroa (talk) 07:36, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

I worried the same but I did not see that distinction in any of the current photos or descriptions. I was going to add a few personal photos and had no idea where to put them. Furthermore, en.wp doesn't have a en:Glassworks article at all (actually it does but it's for a musical album), only a en:Glass production and en:Glassblowing article (there is discussion of splitting at en:Talk:Glass production but not involving Glassworks). In general, I figure if I am confused then new contributors will be even more confused. If you can make a clear distinction, let me know and I will help redistribute. Wknight94 talk 13:02, 19 July 2009 (UTC)


No, I didn't upload File:Lower Manhatten from Staten Island Ferry.JPG to Flickr.--Ibagli (talk) 20:01, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Subst'ing {{delh}}

[2] I almost closed some that way too, but then I noticed it was recently localized with {{LangSwitch}}, thus subst'ing it doesn't really do any good since you're left with another template (the expensive part of it). I know we're over the template limit again on Commons:Deletion requests/2009/08; I'm planing on either: 1) temporarily reverting to the old template and have my bot go on a subst'ing run or 2) have my bot simply replace the template call with the code of the old version or 3) implement optional recursive substitution and subst the current version in full (generating different results based on the interface of the one doing the subst'ing). We can probably auto-translate that more efficiently (like with CSS or creating a new system message), but for now one of these options will work. Rocket000 (talk) 05:33, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Ahh, okay. I'll check more closely next time. Thanks for letting me know. Wknight94 talk 11:28, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Princess Madeleine of Sweden

Hello, Wknight94, you replaced the picture of Madeleine of Sweden. Now there's the problem, that the photo is not visible in the articles anymore while viewing the site with the Firefox 3.5.2 browser. So, you uploaded the picture, please try to solve the problem. If you need a hardcopy, please contact me. --H.A. (talk) 13:52, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Your comment on my discussion page

I didn't upload any replacements because, as I found out later, the plants cannot be identified. You may delete them for obvious reasons. Paul Hermans (talk) 17:16, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

Uday Hussein

I noticed that you deleted File:Uday dead.jpg back in April for having been tagged with no source information. But can't the source and licensing info be assumed to be the same as that of File:Qusay dead.jpg? (warning before clicking that link: it's a bit gruesome) Rjanag (talk) 15:24, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Actually I don't see a particularly good source for that one either. It just says US Government... Wknight94 talk 12:53, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
Then should it be deleted as well? Rjanag (talk) 04:20, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Good day, im got questions: who your revert eiditon of creator of this file? Who dont believe, it is his grandfather author of this image? --Fredy.00 (talk) 17:43, 9 September 2009 (UTC)


...for taking care of the stupid ImageNote vandalism! –Juliancolton | Talk 18:54, 10 September 2009 (UTC)

My pleasure. I figure there's a lot of older junk hiding in there but I'll dig as far as Special:RecentChangesLinked will let me. Wknight94 talk 19:10, 10 September 2009 (UTC)


Hello, A new block is necessary only if he continues to post such deletion requests. I blocked him for 3 days. Yann (talk) 12:45, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

Section break

WKnight94: how can I contact you? I'd like to use an image you posted of Ap. Belvedere for a publication if possible. Many thanks.

Certainly, I will send you an e-mail sometime today (or tomorrow). Wknight94 talk 20:26, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

My Pix

I'm assuming that the pictures I took last week to which you are referring are the ones from the NRLCA national convention. I took them. I thought I put in all the necesary information. I screwed something up? If you could fix whatever I did wrong, I'd appreciate it.--Johnny Spasm (talk) 01:23, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Category deletion question

Can you undelete Category:Paleis Noordeinde? You deleted this with the misleading explanation "incorrect name". It is the Dutch name of the place. -- User:Docu at 18:40, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

There's nothing in the history worth undeleting. Wknight94 talk 18:42, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
The category should be redirected, not deleted. -- User:Docu at 18:44, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
Who's stopping you? How about you look at every interwiki in every category and create 28 zillion category redirects? Wknight94 talk 18:47, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
I can't undelete it. -- User:Docu at 18:54, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
Doesn't look like anyone protected it. If you're unable to create it, I'd suggest filing a bug report. Good luck. Wknight94 talk 20:04, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Please see Commons:Undeletion_requests/Current_requests#Category:Paleis_Noordeinde. You can't expect people to clean up after you each time. -- User:Docu at 07:42, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Could you please make a bot to do these automatically? Then less time would be wasted there and here, etc., etc. Wknight94 talk 18:05, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Why was erased the page Martin Tritschler?

Is this the fact I can not upload this image to my article in Wikipedia in spanish? --Gusvel (talk) 01:09, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

How did you do it?

I do not want to go to the coffee room, the article needs another three images, once they are uploaded, licenced and then? Please give me a hand. Thanks so much for what you did --Gusvel (talk) 05:42, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Reversing "Controversial move"

So where should I raise the issue other than the place?[3] As I left as such, the initial move was "controversial", so I'm trying to reverse the past controversial move" to the original title.Caspian blue--00:48, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

COM:CFD. Wknight94 talk 00:52, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. I hope I correctly follow your instruction with Commons:Categories for discussion/2009/10/Category:Gyeongbok Palace.--Caspian blue 01:06, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

File replacement

Hi Wknight. Thanks for doing the replacement. There is just one use that wasn't replaced (in fr:Assemblée fédérale (Suisse)). Is this a bug? BTW the reason for rename was that the title was misleading. This is why I'd rather have the redirect eventually deleted. -- User:Docu at 13:35, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Hmmm, I have no idea. Siebrand (talk · contribs) might know. And I notice it was not appearing on that page. When I tested showing a redirected image on en.wp, it worked fine - it showed the actual image instead of the redirect (see [4]). But that wasn't working in the fr.wp gallery. Very odd. I guess the whole feature is buggy. Wknight94 talk 13:53, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
Maybe the redirect feature isn't active in fr.wp. Possibly it breaks there right when moving images here. -- User:Docu at 13:56, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
Then we really can't keep redirected images here at all. If this hasn't been raised somewhere, it probably should be, eh? Wknight94 talk 14:16, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I will check and try to dig up some other samples later. -- User:Docu at 16:51, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

File permission question

I see you tagged File:-100x150 anton solomoukha. Соломуха. Chernobil. La piese bleu.Mona Lisa di Antonio Maria (Antonmaria) Gherardini del Giocondo.jpg as not having permission, even through it was a claimed "own work" of the author's. We do not require permission for own work, unless the work has been previously published elsewhere first. I'm thinking this is probably the case with this image, but often a copyvio tag would be used in these instances. Anyway, I'm just writing to see the rationale you had behind tagging this image. We have an OTRS ticket sent in for this image, so I'm just trying to clear up why this image needed permission in the first place. Thanks. -Andrew c (talk) 14:48, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Huh? I've done some questionable tagging, but this isn't one of them. The uploader is claiming to be Anton Solomoukha whose work is published in numerous places. Here for one. This seemed like the perfect place to use {{npd}} unless I'm missing something very basic. Please explain. Wknight94 talk 15:27, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
Oh, I have no idea who Anton Solomoukha is. You just want verification that the uploader is the person who they claim they are? That makes sense. Now I just need to either find Anton Solomoukha's official e-mail address to cross check with the OTRS sender, or find Anton Solomoukha's official website's contact page, or somehow find a way to actually verify the declaration is legit. Guess my work is cut out for me. -Andrew c (talk) 15:48, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I thought that was the typical protocol for situations like this. I'm not sure how OTRS works (hence why I don't have an account there) but maybe send something (like a secret code?) from and verify that he got it? That's how sites verify e-mail addresses - even this one. Good luck. Wknight94 talk 16:26, 4 October 2009 (UTC)


Hello, info: Commons:Disputes noticeboard#edit war. --Snek01 (talk) 12:18, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Mail sent when page deleted

Hi, earlier today (14 October 2009 11:26 UTC) you deleted a page from commons (Category:Londonderry RJD 1914) as per my request; this was done correctly, but I was sent a mail which was incorrectly worded. Text of mail follows (irrelevant portions deleted):

from    WikiAdmin <>
date    14 October 2009 15:26
subject Wikimedia Commons page Category:Londonderry RJD 1914 has been created by Wknight94
Dear Redrose64,

The Wikimedia Commons page Category:Londonderry RJD 1914 has been
created on 14 October 2009 by Wknight94, see for the
current revision.

This is a new page.

Editor's summary: (incorrectly named) duplicate of [[:Category:County
Londonderry RJD 1914]]

            Your friendly Wikimedia Commons notification system

I guess the timestamp 15:26 in the mail is something to do with a four-hour time difference between yourself and UTC; I'm not sure where you're based. That apart, it's misleading for the mail to state "created" and "this is a new page" when an existing page was in fact deleted. If this is an automatic mail, as I rather think it is, who should be contacted to get it amended for the future? --Redrose64 (talk) 19:32, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Oh, that is something the system automatically sends (depending on your personal preference settings - you must have checked on the box that says to send you e-mails for pages on your watchlist). Any wording in that e-mail is configured by the Mediawiki software. I've also noticed its confusion between creating and deleting page but never tried to find out why. Wknight94 talk 21:50, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I have "E-mail me when a page on my watchlist is changed" set, because I spend most of my time at Wikipedia, and may spend weeks away from Commons. Any idea who might be able to look at Mediawiki (I assume it's a template) regarding the wording? --Redrose64 (talk) 09:37, 15 October 2009 (UTC)
Commons:Help desk is probably a good place to ask. I imagine it's been reported (numerous times) since it's been doing that for as long as I can remember. Wknight94 talk 09:56, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

File: Richard M Weiner.png

Please note that a request has been sent to permissions and an OTRS pending tag added to

Many thanks for your help,

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I have made a reply here Caspian Blue is an expert on Korean art and I follow his judgment today. When I filed the DR, I did not know this about Caspian Blue. Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 00:50, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

Mt. Pisgah State Park

The official name of the park is Mt. Pisgah State Park. See here Please revert the changes you made on commons. I was able to revert the change on wikipedia myself. Thanks. Dincher (talk) 22:24, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

And yet I find other pages on the same site, like [6], that do not abbreviate. COM:CFD is the best venue for that. Wknight94 talk 01:45, 16 November 2009 (UTC)
So the exception to the rule becomes the rule? I recreated the category and moved the files with Mount Pisgah being a redirect. Dincher (talk) 22:49, 16 November 2009 (UTC) For the name of the park, please see here. Dincher (talk) 00:01, 17 November 2009 (UTC)
I did not take a position in that discussion, although I have my doubts as google returns 17000 hits for "Mount Pisgah State Park" while 21000 for "Mt. Pisgah State Park ". When looking to official press releases, one can see that your spelling is even not respected by the organisation. So for me, not a reason to quarrel and deviate from Commons naming standards. Anyway, I reverted only the redirect from Category:Mount Pisgah State Park to a non existing gallery, which is completely senseless. Now I corrected it so that it should work properly. And I hope that I don't need to waste further time on discussions on so called "offical names" that are not standard. So you make me laugh with your statement "So the exception to the rule becomes the rule?". --Foroa (talk) 07:01, 17 November 2009 (UTC)



Sorry for my tone on the undel request but parts like but my list above shows over 75% and but my list above shows over 75% are kind of frustrating :( But I'm sure you didn't mend it that way.

It just I'm still sick, and not feeling that great, you where the victim today sorry.

Best regards,
Huib talk 16:15, 17 November 2009 (UTC)
Oh, no problem. Hope you feel better! And I should have probably been more clear - it was just 75% of my list, not 75% of the entire 572. I will definitely need more time to scan all 572. Wknight94 talk 16:53, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

my images


I use commonist to upload them. I have this morning made a selection for Ljubinje photos and I thought to re-upload the valid ones ( I deleted cca 10% ) . But I gave up since I had to verify (clicking YES) for every single previously deleted photo! Anto (talk) 14:58, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

The image Ljubinje zastava is not so relevant because of the landscape. it the flag of Republika Srpska. So that woukld be the sign of some frontier.

I do not have preview of deleted images so I can not pick. :((

I would appreciate if you appreciate collage of the images. It is essencially the preview on the entire issue .--Anto (talk) 07:36, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

some more things:

  • Kapetani is the name for road crved in rock on west Pelješac. I shoot photo during drive and I do not not how much I have actually managed to show: one side rock, another side 150 meters hole.
  • Gabela and Struge are suburbs of Čapljina I would like to have at least 20 images of them.

--Anto (talk) 17:08, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Why do I even bother?

Ok, so i went out and took a bunch of photos for the Saddleback Maine page and upload them. What do I have to do to prove that they're my photos. You you want DNA proof or something? How the hell am I supposed to help expand wikipedia? --Bubblecuffer (talk) 05:28, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

The Anti-Spam Barnstar

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Many thanks for your efforts in keeping Wikimedia Commons clear of spam and other nonsense. --Hu12 (talk) 18:30, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

RE: Askgeo / mapzones spam case. Wikimedia Commons is a better quality project because of hardworking and conscientious administrators like you! --Hu12 (talk) 18:30, 29 November 2009 (UTC)


. . . . Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talkcontribs) 15:45, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

Commons:Administrators' noticeboard#Question about the procedure of blocking

Please assist on my request.--Александр Мотин (talk) 19:08, 5 December 2009 (UTC)


I am using a IP adress of a public computer.

I would apprieciate it if you would unblock this IP

You can keep a close eye on this

I promise this IP adress will be positive and constructing from here on out



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If a user claims they wish to contribute constructively but there are doubts as to their sincerity, the Template:2nd chance template can be used to allow them to demonstrate how they will contribute to the encyclopedia should their unblock request be granted. == == == == == ==

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Massive removal of disambiguations

Hi Wknight94, I don't think it is a good idea to do a massive removal of dismabiguation terms in subcategories of Los Angeles and Atlanta. I have two reasons to object to it:

  • both cities exist in several states and even countries, so some of those disambiguation terms will need to be put back sooner or later
  • many people that are intensively categorising prefer a consistent naming system, thereby using systematically the name of the root category in stead of selectively removing the disambiguation term where possible

So I think that a cfd is needed before doing such massive renames of categories that have a name that is compliant with Commons naming rules. --Foroa (talk) 07:02, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

I was mostly trying to get consistency - there was a mix of "Atlanta" and "Atlanta, Georgia". Same with Los Angeles, Chicago and Philadelphia. For these, even en.wp treats them without disambiguation (en.wp disambiguates 99% of U.S. names), so the same seemed reasonable here. I will point out that some line of common sense needs to be drawn - otherwise we will need to disambiguate London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Jerusalem, etc. Even Mexico vs. w:Mexico, Maine, Earth vs. w:Earth (band) (a personal favorite)... In the case of Atlanta, the big city has around 50 times as many as all the other Atlantas combined. Only one of the other Atlantas has more people then the last company I worked for. Anyway, I do believe that there are cases where a "primary" target is appropriate, and these huge cities (after which the other towns were probably named) are good candidates. Wknight94 talk 12:59, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
I have very little time right now, but already this response:
  • A category system must be a system that ensures the best possible categorisation with minimal errors; not some quite arbitrary rules where someone decides that some item names have priority (and are more important) over another (in contrast with the wikipedia where you try to get the best chances to reach as quick as possible at your most likely target, which is different from one wikipedia to another).
I am not being arbitrary - these are cases where the chosen city has a ridiculously higher population than the rest combined. Just like London and Paris, etc. I am obviously not picking one of the Atlantas or Philadelphias at random (or arbitrarily). Wknight94 talk 13:12, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
  • All cities should be disambiguated where necessary. Doing that for Florence, London, Paris, Prague, ... is not very practical because of their huge number of categories and connections through culture and history
See User:Wknight94/Florence. Only took me a few minutes. Lots of folks could write bots to assemble lists like that - and make them more accurate than mine. Wknight94 talk 13:12, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
  • It sounds denigrating to other countries (and wikipedias) that "your" Chicago, Indiana, Atlanta, Philadelphia, ... is more important, that theirs is only second class
That's a little insulting - implying that I am being nationalist. Almost all of the other Atlantas and Philadelphias and Chicagos are in the U.S. This has nothing to do with which country they are in, or I would be suggesting that Category:Rome, Georgia be the primary Rome. Wknight94 talk 13:12, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
  • If you really want consistency, you have to align the subcategory names to the root category name --Foroa (talk) 09:12, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
If you're saying Category:Atlanta, Georgia should be moved to Category:Atlanta, then I agree. I thought maybe it was some strange convention that had been agreed to. Wknight94 talk 13:12, 14 December 2009 (UTC)
Why not open a csd on Atlanta ? en:Atlanta, Georgia is now (Oct 2008) at en:Atlanta. -- User:Docu at 07:22, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
If Foroa agrees (which I don't think s/he does), I would speedy move it. Otherwise, I guess a COM:CFD. Wknight94 talk 11:37, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
Obviously, I did not made myself clear about fundamental categorisation rules. I come back on it within a few days. Below, according to English capitalisation rules of proper names, it concerns "xxx region" in Peru, not "xxx Region" (generic term). --Foroa (talk) 15:22, 15 December 2009 (UTC)


Hi, I left a note for AgainErick and added a request to Category:Cities and villages in the Ucayali region. Should I tagged all others as well, move them right away or wait for Erick to return? -- User:Docu at 07:22, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Oh, I didn't notice the capitalization. Even en.wp has capital R. I guess it is supposed to be capital R. I think it was an oversight on AgainErick's and my part. If you want to wait a while for AgainErick, that's up to you, but I wouldn't bother tagging the rest - capital R is clearly correct. Wknight94 talk 11:34, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
As I left the note, I will wait a couple of days to see if he returns. -- User:Docu at 11:55, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

November 2006 in Northern Ireland

No problem - I did wonder about that. Many thanks. Ardfern (talk) 21:14, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Deleted cat

Per Category:Ботик there is an explanation. Firstly, there are several boats from Peter the First's days in different museums. But this category was not about any boat, it was made to condense the landscapes from the historical estate (museum) called Botik (Ботик). And this is not the main goal; the perfect reason to keep the category was that it is extremely hard, hard beyond all the imagination, to use English categories. Speaking frankly, the mother-tongue for Russians is Russian, thus the Russian-named category has its wide audience to keep. English categories are not convenient to Russian language. — Those are the reasons to keep the category.--PereslavlFoto (talk) 21:21, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

RE: Category:Aksar and Hojannes

Hi there. The fact that I created the category shouldn't be an endorsement of its validity :) I was just going through Special:WantedCategories when I created that one as well as some others. Feel free to request deletion of all those images if they're copyvios. If the category gets empty in the process, please do nominate it for deletion as well. Cheers, Waldir talk 00:39, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

thanks heaps :-)

for using AWB to fix up all the PD licensing for the Tom Lennon material - I really must learn how to use that tool at some point, and huge thanks for taking the time to fix everything up - season's greetings too for good measure :-) Privatemusings (talk) 04:26, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Oh certainly, not a problem. You too! Wknight94 talk 11:49, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

audio files and photographs for public lisence

Hi Wknight94, As you have noticed I have uploaded several files on wikimedia commons. I sent a email notification to with my permission about the photographs and media files you have tagged few days ago. I put those under public domain and granted every single file and media to be used freely and hope now it will be allowed. Thanks! --Xsprint (talk) 06:59, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Okay. I was especially confused by File:Giorgi Latsabidze Plays Mazurka.ogg which had already been uploaded by Uponwiki (talk · contribs) and deleted once for having no permission. Uponwiki had also claimed to own the file. Seems strange, no? Wknight94 talk 11:58, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Debussy Preludes

Hello, I have contacted you several days ago asking what to do in ordr to keep Debussy Ogg files I have uploaded. I send the permission to : Please let me know if there is anything I should do. Thanks! --Xsprint (talk) 21:43, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Well, you might want to ask at COM:OTRS/N then. I don't have access to the OTRS system so I cannot verify, but someone at the noticeboard can. Wknight94 talk 22:26, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Uploading problems!


Could you help me??

Quahadi Añtó 09:48, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, I've never used the Commonist tool. Wknight94 talk 12:51, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Grude-renaming images


in Category Grude I am currently sorting images by streets. Withinthat I have proposed image renaming into more descriptive names. Please rename them!Quahadi Añtó 09:29, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

I think I got them all. Wknight94 talk 02:33, 12 January 2010 (UTC)

Thank you!

I have proposed renaming a new group of images from the same category in the mean time.

anyway I want ask you another thing

I have obtained a permission to use photos from portal

an admin has sent me the permission ( in Croatian) and I have forwarded it to OTRS (permissions-commons(at)

But there was no reaction. I have contacted the Veliki kategorizator ( since he is Croat and understand the language) but he did not answer me so far.

I have uploaded some photos from there recently

I need you to solve that. make a template like this one[7] for permission and that.

Regards!--Quahadi Añtó 08:24, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Actually I don't have permission to the COM:OTRS system. They have a pretty large backlog so they will need a few days at least. If it has been a while, you can ask at COM:OTRS/N. As for the template, you should be able to do that and make it as you want it. No special permission needed for that. Wknight94 talk 14:40, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Our mutual friend

Please take a look at the images in Special:Contributions/MisterPitt. I don't think there is any information on the dates for the photos of the Schwab mansion, and one of those photos includes cars that I'm sure are newer than the claimed pre-1923 date. --Orlady (talk) 06:47, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

I tagged them all as not having a proper source. Unless someone does some awfully good detective work, they'll be deleted eventually. Wknight94 talk 16:28, 9 February 2010 (UTC)


Hi Wknight94,

If you feel I have been rude to you, I'd like to excuse for this. In no way this would have been my intent. I'm not quite sure when this had been though. I'd be glad if you'd help me with this. -- User:Docu at 18:59, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

I've seen several examples over the years. I have an unpleasant exchange right on this page at #Category deletion question, where you would rather hound me and make a point than simply re-create a category redirect. You do great and prolific work with bots and other stuff, but I don't see where you have the temperament and willingness to compromise to be an administrator. Administrators should try to put out fires - you seem more prone to fanning the flames and spreading the fires, when compromise would save everyone valuable time. Re-read Category talk:Lakes of Canada and ask yourself if that issue was really worth fighting over. And if it was worth fanning the flames and spreading over to Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/Archives/Blocks & protections 5#Category:Lakes of Canada‎ as well. Wknight94 talk 19:25, 11 March 2010 (UTC)
In most wikis, it's not acceptable to re-create content that was just deleted. It's standard practice to request the deleting administrator to undelete it, rather than recreate it. Just like it is seen here when re-uploading files that were deleted.
Besides that, I think it used to be a systematic problem with some of your renames that you deleted the old name. We had an entire set of translations lost that way and you antagonized contributors over this. This is just my personal opinion, you can agree or disagree with this and you can even consider it a lack of civility to tell you this, but I'm not sure if you should expect people to let it pass every time.
BTW, there is a problem of sequence in your comment about someone sandboxing on a category description page. -- User:Docu at 19:51, 11 March 2010 (UTC)
Re-creating a redirect where there used to be a category is fine - just like creating a redirect where there used to be an article at any of the Wikipedias is fine. The only person that would be bothered would be the deleting admin - but I welcomed you to re-create them yourself earlier. And you heard me! Yet you persisted in bringing the exact same issue here just a few days later. I welcomed you to re-create that one as well - instead you bothered more people at UNDEL. When I asked you to make a bot to consistently create such categories, you ignored me. That whole exchange; the exchange about Canada Lakes - sequence notwithstanding; the Lar annotation exchange; your signature issue... those are no way for an admin to conduct themselves. Wknight94 talk 21:04, 11 March 2010 (UTC)
I don't recall the bot request, but you might want to use COM:BR if you want make sure deficiencies are being fixed. If you have problems with other admins' conduct, you might want to contact them directly. -- User:Docu at 21:23, 11 March 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for cleaning up behind my bot ( ). Unfortunately, for now I can't configure it to do it directly as it does for redirecting categories when needed. -- User:Docu at 11:26, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

No Permission: File Tagging File:Logan_utah_downtown_main_street_2.jpg

You've listed a number of files of pictures I have taken myself and uploaded here as lacking permission. But I've provided a license and this is what it states for including in the permission form field

"Permission: If the work you want to upload is copyrighted, but you have an explicit permission to license it under a free license, forward any such permission to, and place (template) in this field. Otherwise, leave this field blank."

So what am I doing wrong? The first condition doesn't apply to me since I'm the sole owner so I leave it blank. --UtahStizzle (talk) 19:19, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

We need your help at the Wikiproject medicine

Rod of asclepius.png

Hello, Sorry for spaming your talk page, but this is very important. On the behalf of the Wikiproject medicine at the en.wikipedia, I am inviting you to be a part of the discussion going on the project's talk page about Patient images, The discussion started after I obtained a permission to more than 23000 dermatology related images, and about 1500 radiology images. As some editors of the Wikiproject medicine have some concerns regarding the policy of using patient images on wikipedia, and regarding patient consents. Also they believe that common's policy is not so clear regarding the issue. And since you are the experts please join us at this very important discussion -- MaenK.A.Talk 14:24, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

Swedish royals

Finally posted one list here. SergeWoodzing (talk) 05:06, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Category:Egyptian hieroglyphs in Egypt

Try to link subcategories. (Intentaré enlazar sub-categorías) Thanks --JMCC1 (talk) 18:46, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Egyptian hieroglyphs in Egypt

Hola amigo Wknight94. Por favor, intenta incluir solo las imágenes más significativas en la categoría Egyptian hieroglyphs in Egypt. Esta categoría podría incluir el 90% de las imágenes del Antiguo Egipto, y eso es absurdo. Gracias.

Hi friend Wknight94. Please try to include only the most significant images in the category Egyptian hieroglyphs in Egypt. This category could include 90% of the images of Ancient Egypt, and that is absurd. Thank you.--JMCC1 (talk) 02:10, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

I disagree with 1.) your 90% guess, 2.) that only significant images should be included in a category, and 3.) your approach of putting entire huge subcategories inside Category:Egyptian hieroglyphs in Egypt - many of which do not include hieroglyphs at all. Wknight94 talk 02:17, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
Más de el 90% de los edificios religiosos, tumbas, sarcófagos, estatuas, etc., tienen grabado el nombre de su poseedor o promotor. Por eso los historiadores saben de quien es.
Over 90% of religious buildings, tombs, sarcophagi, statues, etc., Are engraved with the name of its owner or developer. That is why historians know who he is.--JMCC1 (talk) 02:41, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
But far less than 90% of the pictures of those religious buildings, tombs, sarcophagi, statues, etc., include hieroglyphs. Just because there is one hieroglyph at the front door does not mean the entire category needs to go under a hieroglyph category. Wknight94 talk 02:46, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
En la categoría Antiguo Egipto: ¿Deben estar todas las imágenes del Antiguo Egipto? Lógicamente no, porque son categorías muy generales y solo debe tener las más significativas.
In the category Ancient Egypt: Must be all the images of ancient Egypt? Of course not, because they are very general, and should only be the most significant. --JMCC1 (talk) 02:55, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
In the case of overcategorization, you can create subcategories - as we have for "Ancient Egypt". You can do the same for Category:Egyptian hieroglyphs in Egypt and create Category:Egyptian hieroglyphs in mastabas in Egypt to diffuse the category. Just like we do for Category:Latin inscriptions in Italy and Category:Ancient Roman inscriptions in Italy, etc. Wknight94 talk 03:01, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
OK. Best regards. --JMCC1 (talk) 03:07, 4 April 2010 (UTC)



I have obtained permission to use images from . as well as from

but OTRS agents have not verified it yet.Quahadi Añtó 15:42, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

I have made templates:

Wrong Template

Thank you for the warning regarding the deletion of some pictures from commons. Still is something wrong with these nominations made by an anonymous user and invokind and article of the law unknown. reason=Romanian law (section 33 (1)(h) of the law of Copyright of 1996) requires us to have the permission of the person who created the monument as well as that of the photographer

Still at list at WIPO there is no such article, as referenced in Commons:Freedom of panorama the article is question says the following: Art. 33.-(1) The following uses of a work already disclosed to the public shall be permitted without the author's consent and without payment of remuneration, provided that such uses conform to proper practice, are not at variance with the normal exploitation of the work and are not prejudicial to the author or to the owners of the exploitation rights: h) the reproduction, to the exclusion of any means involving direct contact with the work, circulation or communication to the public of the image of an architectural work, work of three-dimensional art, photographic work or work of applied art permanently located in a public place, except where the image of the work is the principal subject of such reproduction, circulation or communication, and if it is used for commercial purposes.

{{delete|reason=Romanian law (section 33 (1)(h) of the law of Copyright of 1996) requires us to have the permission of the person who created the monument as well as that of the photographer (see [[COM:FOP]]).|subpage=File:CatedralPlazza.jpg|day=22|month=November|year=2009}}
|Description={{en|1=Catedral Plazza Bucharest}}
|Source=Own work by uploader

CristianChirita (talk) 11:27, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

File Tagging File:Edo Berger2.jpg

Hello Wknight94,

File:Edo Berger2.jpg is a cut out of File:Schering en inslag.JPG. What information do I need to add?

Thanks, Jelte (talk) 15:13, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Hello, I fail to see the problem with File:Schering en inslag.JPG. It is uploaded by the owner of the picture, as is mentioned on the image description page. The "Toestemming van Marc de Hond" was only relevant for the first smaller version. Jelte (talk) 15:59, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Unnecessary block


I had a problem with my account, it seems that my account has been blocked without any reason.

I want to know from you which photo he thinks is CP, all the photos are content myself, and all the pictures I posted are above 18 years old.

Also, it seems you not keep the policy as mentioned below. You can't block me for APPARENTLY! if not sure, then first ask me. I want to be unblocked, since it was not cp. All the pictures, about smoothy and exhibitionism boy and youngster are all me at 19 and 28 year old. There is no CP on it.

The fact that there are people (like me) in the world who are not have any pubic hair, because of the fact that they shaved it, doesn't mean I am become a child. I am posting good pictures here, I can not believe I have uploaded CP.

This is the warning policy of wikipedia:

Write the user a strongly-worded warning, with links to Commons:Licensing and Commons:Help desk.

At a minimum, the user should correct their existing uploads and agree to seek advice before uploading any more files that they are unsure about.On the very next occasion that they upload something, if they have made no attempt to respond to the admin message, correct their mistakes or seek help, block them. Blocking is most effective if it catches the user in the act. Write a note saying as much on their talk page. Blocked users can edit their own talk page, including adding unblock to request unblocking, as well as email the blocking administrator via Special:EmailUser.If the user continues the behavior once the block expires, repeat as above. If the user repeatedly continues the same behaviour, a ban might be justified. Before doing so, please be sure to try other options to change their behaviour. When in doubt, do not block; instead, consult other administrators for further advice.Optionally you can put or a similarly appropriate template) on the user page of indefinitely blocked users.

Hope you can send me an reply, also please with the picture you think is CP. Oh, and by the way, I have seen in wikipedia commons HMONG kids naked. Type HMONG kids naked, or kids naked, then you see many kids. Then block them too!! Do u know the definition of CP? In a non natural environment where the main issue is on the genitals.

See a soon reply

Good Lord - way more than I wanted to know....... Please post an {{unblock}} tag on your original account's talk page. Wknight94 talk 16:24, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Hi, I have no idea how to do that, since my whole account has been blocked. :( — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mdb10usa (talk • contribs) 16:44, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

This account now too. See block log for the reasoning. --Martin H. (talk) 17:10, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Oy. I am in favor of deleting the new images from that account as well. Wknight94 talk 17:15, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
Me too, there was a strange happening with the one with the face, I tried to delete the first version (with the face visible) but the other was deleted, when restored the first upload became the second version.. strange. However, it should go, both are ugly, blurry and useless. --Martin H. (talk) 17:32, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
I got bold and simply deleted. If someone objects, feel free to restore and choose a better method, but I don't see why we need those. Commons is not a place to legally expose yourself. (Someone should write that essay). Wknight94 talk 17:38, 23 April 2010 (UTC)


FYI. Thnks--Ex13 (talk) 09:41, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Surname discussion

I added a comment to Category talk:Family histories by surname. Please take a look & let me know what you think when you get a chance (I apologize for the delayed response). Thanks! FieldMarine (talk) 14:31, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

Category:Coats of Arms - Von Eberstein

thank you for fixing that! Decora (talk) 17:34, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

My pleasure. Wknight94 talk 17:36, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

File:Australopithecus sediba skull.jpg

Where is that discussion? --Dodo (talk) 18:18, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Hasn't been started to my knowledge. I would've thought the original nominator would have started a COM:DR. Wknight94 talk 18:47, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Thank you

Je rétablis toutes les sources manquantes, all is missing , thank you for your help. --BAILLEUL (talk) 14:29, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Minhas imagens

Amigo, todas a imagens por mim carregadas, em especial as relacionadas a cidade de Guapé/MG são de minha autoria e assim está informado. Não vejo razão para as notificações que somente veem atrapalhar a pagina da cidade que ajudei a editar na wikipédia. Solicito que reveja seu conceito e desmarque as minhas imagens. Att.Deiwyd (talk) 05:43, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

  • as imagens recentes foram fotografadas por mim mesmo, as antigas faz parte de um acervo da minha familia, portanto, ambas as fotografias são de minha propriedade ou direito.

Assim, solicito que entre na pagina da cidade de Guapé, veja o trabalho por mim feito sobre a minha cidade natal e desconsidere sua opinião e desmarque as fotografias, visto que uma das mais importantes, que mostra a cidade sendo alagada já foi retirada da Wikipédia. Minha intenção aqui é contribuir com o projeto, mas com imposições como a sua sem um pré dialogo faz com que eu não venha mais contribuir de forma alguma com a Wikipédia, coisa que já algum tempo não o faço com muita freqüência. Att.Deiwyd (talk) 03:01, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

Translation: My friend, all images uploaded by me, especially those related to the city of Guapé are my creation and you are so informed. I see no reason for the notifications that only come to disrupt the city page which I helped build in Wikipedia. I ask that you review your concept and unmark my images. Regards,Deiwyd (talk) 05:43, 7 May 2010 (UTC)
The recent images were photographed by myself, the old ones is [sic] part of my family archive, therefore, both [sic] pictures are my property or right. As such, I ask that you visit the page for the city of Guapé, see the work done by me about my hometown and unconsider your opinion and unmark the photos, since one of the most important ones, which shows the city being flooded, has been removed from Wikipedia. My intention here is to contribute in some form to Wikipedia, but with impositions like yours without a previous discussion causes me to stop contributing in any way with [sic] Wikipedia in the future, which I don't do often for a while now. Regards,Deiwyd (talk) 03:01, 10 May 2010 (UTC) (translated by Waldir talk 06:52, 11 May 2010 (UTC))
I've started Commons:Deletion requests/Images of Deiwyd instead. Wknight94 talk 12:14, 11 May 2010 (UTC)


Are you Dutch? Have you tried contacting the institution where i took the picture from? Unless you are Dutch you won't be able to either contact them nor read the permission message on there webpage, besides that the wiki i took the picture from is an official government platform. Hellevoetfotoshoot (talk) 09:37, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

It is clear that you don't speak Dutch: It says on the page that the images are Creative Commons and are free to be used if it is not used for profitable purposes, and the source (reliwiki) and the author must be named. Now the images are free to be used on wikipedia, because wikipedia does not directly use the image to make money (ask someone money to watch it, or ask money to reproduce the image), i have also contacted reliwiki, and so has another Dutchmen (Joris) who wanted me to find an image of an church. Both of use got confirmation that we could use the images on wiki commons. Would you mind contacting reliwiki to get confirmation? Hellevoetfotoshoot (talk) 19:48, 9 May 2010 (UTC)
I don't understand what you mean, your sentences are bend: What do you mean with Wikimedia's licenses say everything on all of the sites can be used for commercial purposes. what does this sentence mean? Look, if i follow the guidelines of wikimedia correctly all the images on reliwiki can be placed on wikipedia as long as i quote the source. Hellevoetfotoshoot (talk) 05:19, 10 May 2010 (UTC)
Could you make sure i have a week to find out if they have specific rules to deal with wikipedia? I talked to the site manager and he said it was alright for me to use the images on wikipedia. Hellevoetfotoshoot (talk) 12:35, 10 May 2010 (UTC)

For info

I guess it is fair to say Multichill's action here concerns me. I would welcome your views. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 15:13, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Wow, I'm almost speechless. What is the appeal process for COM:UNDEL?  :( Wknight94 talk 15:21, 14 May 2010 (UTC)
Only thing is to re DR it I think. Not really sure whether to put something somewhere admin board wise. I'm really not into (or out of) this whole porn thing but that is a crap image with questionable model release/age to me. --Herby talk thyme 15:24, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

For now --Herby talk thyme 15:27, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

Ottava Rima

Hi. You have participated in the long debate about Ottava Rima. You may want to vote in the final poll about his block. I might have summarized your expressed opinion already, if so please check that it is correct! Only one vote (Symbol support vote.svg Support, Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose or Symbol neutral vote.svg Neutral), with a block length in case of support. Nothing more in this subsection! Thanks. --Eusebius (talk) 11:56, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

User talk Malcolm

Hi Wknight94 - I think "snarky comments" is something that's really not disturbing the project, as long as they're limited to the users own talk. Also, as far as I have seen, no comments (on user talk anyway) that qualifies as personal attacks/ harassement. I'd like to ask you to reconsider that change of block setting you did just now. Best regards, Finn Rindahl (talk) 17:25, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

What is the point? It does not matter that he is not disturbing the project. He is not making a positive contribution either. He is not trying to resolve the issues that led to his block. He is not appealing the block, or showing any signs of reconciliation. In short there is no reason he needs the use of his talkpage. I blocked him to allow him to get some distance from the project for a while. Instead he continues to post on his talk page and just digs himself into a deeper hole. I would argue that blocking his talk page is not a punishment at all, it is the logical thing to do, and could ultimately be more beneficial for Malcom. --Dschwen (talk) 17:58, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
Just for the record, I certainly did not mean to imply that Wknight had done this as a punitive action. Finn Rindahl (talk) 18:09, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
I agree with Finn Rindahl about the talk page. I see no reason to deny the editor talk page access at that point. Except for a cute and funny image, I see no comments to justify the action. Honestly I do not believe that one week block was justified either. What the point to block an editor, who supports his own block anyway?--Mbz1 (talk) 18:29, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
Mila, i appreciate your respect for Malcom, probably from your interaction in the whole Latuff mess (correct me if I'm wrong). However the last five days before the block Malcom hasn't been doing anything apart form unproductive (at best) to downright harassing ([8]) discussions on COM:ANU. He only made working on this project miserable, without an upside. A block is simply the logical conclusion here. It was tried to reason with him, it was tried to ignore him. Nothing helped. I invite him to come back and contribute in a collegial manner after his break hopefully reduced his stress level. --Dschwen (talk) 19:00, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
Daniel, yes, I consider Malcolm to be my friend, but so I do you, and Herby, and Lar. All of you helped me more than once, when I was in troubles. My appeal for Malcolm has nothing to do with him helping me out to fight latuff. I simply know that a week block will solve nothing. The difference you provided, well it is just Malcolm. He was not stressed out, when he wrote it, so there is no stress level to reduce with the block. btw between the two of us: blocks could only increase stress level, not reduce them. I know from my own harsh experiences :) --Mbz1 (talk) 23:01, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
Hmm. Ok, just let me add that neither I am taking the block lightly nor do I take any pleasure in the whole thing. Malcom might be a great guy in real life, his communication style might work better there. I only know him from the brief interactions we had in on-wiki discussions. And - to put it briefly - from what I observed he mainly contributes to an increase of the stress-level. I just don't see anything tipping the scale in the other direction. If another admin can come up with any reason for it I would not mind if he got unblocked. But it probably is not going to be me, at least not today, gotta go get some sleep now. --Dschwen (talk) 02:41, 16 May 2010 (UTC)

permission email sent

I am the owner of the images / videos at, so these are all my own material. I sent an email to permissions-commons. I hope I did everything ok!

German IPs

Hey mate, just FYI, the German IPs are required to change every 24hrs, so no point banning such an IP for longer than 1 day. -mattbuck (Talk) 16:36, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Oh, okay. Good to know. Thanks. Wknight94 talk 16:39, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

Images Tiit_Made_1988.jpg and Tiit_Hunt.jpg

Thous deletion warnings are really getting me pissed of. What a f*** should I do? Like there are many people in Commons who speak Estonian so that I might copy my e-mails or something. Where else did I get thous images – they can't be found in Internet. And that really makes my day when I think to all of what I have uploaded previously because thous were not the first ones that come directly from the authors and I am not at all interested of wasting ma time to deal with some bureaucracy. I am a sysop in Estonian Wikipedia and for a quit some time now I have specially asked people do give pictures to illustrate their articles. You don't have to be a genius to understand how a feel myself at a moment, when all this work might go to waste or/and I get a huge amount of additional work. Luckily, many pictures like that I only uploaded to Estonian Wikipedia. Iffcool (talk) 18:51, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Image licencing: Split - my colage 3.jpg

I don't understand why you added a warning to my picture. I added boath the source of the image, and the licencing. I personaly took every picture in the colage, put them together and uploaded them to the Wiki Commons. I don't see the problem. If you want, I can give you originals of every single image used. Ballota (talk) 19:48, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion

Pyramid of Djoser 2010.jpg
Your image has been reviewed and promoted

Congratulations! Pyramid of Djoser 2010.jpg, which was produced or nominated by you, was reviewed and has now been promoted to Quality Image status.

If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Quality images candidates.

Minhas imagens

Você acabou com um acervo que criei na Wiki, trabalhos que me dediquei foram criminalmente arrazado pelo seu unilateralismo. Péssima conduta, repudio pessoas como você que acabam com o Projeto Wikipédia. Pessoas como você que nem brasileiro é, como vem intervir aqui? Que respaldo e conhecimento voc~e tem para tal? Cuide de sua vida, não atrapalhe os projetos dos outros, como que você é capaz de arrasar projetos inteiros por conta de um pensamento mediócre. Estou excluindo me da Wiki por sua causa, e espero que com o seu unilateralismo não leve este projeto ao fracasso. Destruidor de trabalhos!Deiwyd (talk) 16:39, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

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RE: Images of Brittsuza -Stillwaterising (talk) 05:44, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

Possible harassment issue

You seem to enjoy harassing and deleting photos that users have contributed to Wikipedia, even after these photos have been in place undisturbed... sometimes for years. Thanks to Wiki Admin Nazis such as yourself, Wikipedia is a much less friendlier place to visit.

One thing is for certain, I will discredit Wikipedia to those who may consider using it in the future.

HarveyHenkelmann (talk) 02:27, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Please use Category redirect

Please do not delete old categories after a rename. For example these deletions created several broken links on and this is not good. Please never forget to use instead Category redirect for a soft redirect. Thanks. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 18:24, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

Hi, in cased you missed it: Commons:Bots/Work_requests#Listing_open_deletion_requests--DieBuche (talk) 12:18, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Thank you. Wknight94 talk 13:48, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Deletion of File:ErnieWasson retouched.jpg and File:ErnieWasson-close-up.jpg

Hi, you deleted those images a few days ago. Unfortunately you did not see, that both were derivatives (retouched and cropped) from File:ErnieWasson.jpg and the OTRS ticket was linked only at the original but not at the derivatives. I restored both files and added the missing information. regards. --h-stt !? 21:37, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Actually I did see the OTRS note ---- including where it says, "However, the message was not sufficient to confirm permission for this file." From the sounds, the OTRS ticket is useless and all three images should be deleted. Wknight94 talk 22:22, 23 June 2010 (UTC)
You may or may not know that de:Ernie Wasson was the 1.000.000 Article in the deWP, last December. Lots of the best researchers from deWP went in and looked up everything they could find on him, some contacted him and received the photo. There can be no doubt that it is legal, but if you believe the documentation should be better, I just asked User:Neozoon to contact you in person and get the issue cleared. I have no OTRS access so I can't help there myself. regards. --h-stt !? 12:03, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
No, contacting me won't be of use. I will contact COM:OTRS/N. Wknight94 talk 13:18, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
Neozoon has been active every day recently, and he is on the OTRS team himself. So maybe you could contact him there. --h-stt !? 14:09, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Hello Wknight94, it is a pity but I am not a member of the OTRS team. I organized the photo from Ernie Wasson when his article was proclaimed 1.000.000 article for I thought that everything was ok with this picture, since the email from Ernie should be sufficient for OTRS. If you have questions on the picture please contact me and i think we can sort out the situation. (I found a notice from h-stt on my discusion page to take a look here ) Best regards --Neozoon (talk) 21:11, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

I asked OTRS about it at COM:OTRS/N#OTRS not confirmed for File:ErnieWasson.jpg. It sounds like you better talk to them there and/or e-mail them. Wknight94 talk 21:23, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

File is now properly tagged, case closed. --Neozoon (talk) 20:58, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Message in File:CiberSheep.jpg

Hi: I found the following in the subject file -- no image, just what's below:

Hi, Wknight94.
I noticed that you deleted the file:CiberSheep.jpg because is a "(Copyright violation: modified version of" but actually is the other way around, I did a poster about the original picture file:CiberSheep.jpg so there is no copyright violation.

It was unsigned, but the history showed:

20:55, June 16, 2010 Cibersheep (talk | contribs | block) (303 bytes) (←Created page with 'Hi, Wknight94. I noticed that you deleted the file:CiberSheep.jpg because is a "(Copyright violation: modified version of')

     Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 20:29, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

Okay, thank you. I left the author a message. Wknight94 talk 20:37, 24 June 2010 (UTC)


Hi. You deleted my photo. I'm sure, I did something wrong, but please keep it now. I have made the pastry mayself and also I took the photo. So it's entirely my own work. Regards --Pascal64 (talk) 22:26, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Don't worry. Licensing is all right now. I corrected the categories a bit. The sight of the pastry made my mouth water, could you please give me a pice of it? ;) Cheers --Saibo (Δ) 22:48, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
Thank you. If you want some Polsterzipf, just have a look at the article in de WP, where you can find a Recipe. It's quite easy. --Pascal64 (talk) 23:07, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
Okay, I restored File:Polsterzipf.jpg and File:Polsterzipf-ohnezucker.jpg as well. You will probably want to remove the OTRS Pending templates from those so they don't get re-deleted. Wknight94 talk 00:53, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
Thank you. I hope I did it in the right way. Regards --Pascal64 (talk) 06:03, 29 June 2010 (UTC)
You did. --Saibo (Δ) 16:38, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

Arthur Sarkassian

Would you please take a look at User talk:Jameslwoodward#File:Arthur Sarkissian painting 02.jpg. Thanks,      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 10:50, 30 June 2010 (UTC)


Hi Wknight94. If you feel like trying, would do this request?. Maybe it works with categories too. If it breaks stuff, I would clean it up. -- User:Docu at 21:24, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Doesn't work. I think I tried this once before and it didn't work then either. I'll leave a note for Siebrand. Wknight94 talk 23:34, 1 July 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. If none was categorized, we could use the "insert text" option to add it, but here most are already done so it might result in a lot of superfluous text. -- User:Docu at 05:35, 2 July 2010 (UTC)
It might work in two steps:
<fixed text><cat>Men by given name</cat><text>[[Category:To do]]</text></fixed text>
and then:
{{move cat|To do|People by name}}
The second step should just remove the category if it's already there. Not sure if anyone has used the fixed text option recently, but apparently it's there.  Docu  at 12:29, 5 July 2010 (UTC)


Thanks. I needed that.      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 22:42, 1 July 2010 (UTC)


Thank you Wknight94 it work fine! --Abisys (talk) 22:29, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Image deletion

Hello, I hope you are doing well. I was wondering if you could undelete File:JosephGordon-LevittZooeyDeschanel500DaysMar09.jpg. I have the OTRS permission for Flickr, which was provided to me before I ever received a warning that OTRS no longer accepted Flickr mail approval. I would prefer for this one time to use that e-mail permission which explicitly states the license in use. I know recognize to no longer use the Flickr mail option anymore after I was told by an OTRS volunteer of the new approval policy (instead having the authors change the license themselves on Flickr). I apologize for the delay in not recognizing that an OTRS volunteer hadn't approved the license, as I have uploaded dozens to hundreds of other permissions images in the meantime. I'll send another OTRS e-mail explaining the issue if the image is undeleted (which was used on at least three articles on just the English Wikipedia). If you have any questions or need any clarification, please let me know. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 03:53, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Okay I have restored it. See delinker log to see where else it was removed. Wknight94 talk 12:56, 5 July 2010 (UTC)
Thank you, I submitted another e-mail to OTRS today. I appreciate the deletion reversal. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 18:05, 5 July 2010 (UTC)


Hi, You deleted "Lhoyersignature.jpg" because of "No OTRS permission". I have obtained permission to use this image from the copyright holder. Please let me know what I should do to have this image restored. I thought I had forwarded the email granting permission to Commons but I must have done something a newbie at this. Thanks in advance Jschnur (talk) 23:05, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

File:Per Kallstenius.jpg

I see that you deleted this files while cleaning up old "OTRS pending" categories. Are you sure that there wasn't a ticket for it? The uploader seems to be somewhat miffed about it. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 23:26, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Old DRs

Hi Wknight94

Why did you add the old DRs here to tomorrows DR page? It's July 6 today ;-) --PaterMcFly (talk) 09:30, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Just trying to get caught up. There are literally hundreds of DRs that have never been listed. Wknight94 talk 10:55, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
I'm not doubting that and I'm not critizising the work at all, I was only wondering why you added the DRs to tomorrows page instead of todays. --PaterMcFly (talk) 14:02, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
Oh. I didn't want to completely flood each individual day's logs. I added a couple dozen to one day's, a couple dozen to the next day's, etc. At this rate, they should hopefully all be listed before long. Wknight94 talk 14:08, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
Oh, I see. No problem then. I first thought you might need to adjust your watch ;-) --PaterMcFly (talk) 14:13, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
See Merlbot's list of incomplete DR's to see how big the backlog is. It's a mess. Wknight94 talk 14:14, 6 July 2010 (UTC)


I was just wondering why the other two hadn't edited their user pages and then realised the default from the CU interface prevents talk page editing. Regards --Herby talk thyme 17:34, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Ah, I hadn't noticed that you blocked others too. Well done! Wknight94 talk 17:37, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Revenge deletions

Please don't nom things for deletion in (apparent) revenge, even in revenge against someone (apparently) doing the same thing. Thanks. Also, [9] may be of interest.++Lar: t/c 11:27, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Please disengage

Greetings. I don't wish to begrudge you the ability to speak your mind— but I am concerned that the continued hostile tone of your messages [10] is contributing to a resolution. Please disengage from this dispute and give other people a chance at working it out. Thanks! --Gmaxwell (talk) 23:01, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Right, good luck - I'm sure a more cordial tone will work wonders </sarcasm>. BTW, you can probably expect some DR notices in your inbox when his block expires. File:Reston, Virginia - Statue of Robert E. Simon.jpg and File:Reston, Virginia - Statue of Robert E. Simon (colors).jpg look particularly threatening. Wknight94 talk 01:51, 9 July 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for the pointers and saving Mr. Kuiper the trouble. The images have now been deleted. --Gmaxwell (talk) 02:19, 9 July 2010 (UTC)
It's Dr. Kuiper. And hopefully he won't track the one image over to en.wp, but I wouldn't be surprised. Wknight94 talk 02:51, 9 July 2010 (UTC)
Why would he? The copyright policies of English Wikipedia generally allow that sort of usage. If it were determined that they didn't — for whatever reason— I wouldn't mind in any case. Please feel free to let me know if there are any other images that I have contributed which you believe may be problematic. --Gmaxwell (talk) 03:12, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Contributions review

I've been following the discussion around the block of Pieter Kuiper with interest. I've been meaning to get more involved with Commons for years, but one thing that has always been holding me back is the feeling that I would need to audit my uploads and improve them and/or ask for some to be deleted if they infringed any policies. Is there a place where I can ask for my uploads to be audited in a constructive way that would help improve things? The other thing that has always held me back in some ways from contributing more is the whole freedom of panorama thing. I find it rather sad that when I go on holiday, I have to check the rules for different countries to see whether it is worth uploading the photographs or not. It kind of takes the fun out of the whole thing. Anyway, any advice you could give would be appreciated, and one more thing: if anyone does agree to review my uploads, could you make a list off-wiki, as I'd like to make a list myself and see whether my instincts and knowledge on some of this are right or not. Carcharoth (Commons) (talk) 16:20, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Hmmm, that actually does not sound familiar. We have a place for quality images or valued images, but to review copyright issues? Not that I am aware of. The latest flack involving Dr. Kuiper is of course closely related. He does a contributions review for you, whether you want it or not, anytime you anger him in some way. Of course such retaliatory scrutiny results in a quick block at en.wp, and hopefully the same trend will carry over here as well. Anyway, you've probably already seen the main discussion areas, COM:VP and COM:AN (and COM:AN's numerous "child" pages - I've never been a fan of that page being split). COM:AN may be a good bet for copyright review since many admins spend much of their time working copyright issues (myself not included so much - I'm neither a lawyer nor a glutton for that level of punishment, but I try to help in backlogs whenever the mood strikes). Of course there are a lot of borderline cases so you'll get different lists from different people. But I can look through your uploads and give you my list if you'd like - off-wiki or whatever method you prefer. COM:FOP is always tricky and leads to many disputes (esp. when used as a weapon). I've had other files deleted from COM:FOP, even before Dr. Kuiper's tantrum. The value of deleting pictures of 100-year-old billboards made by people who died before WWII, merely because they are in France, frankly escapes me. But those are the rules, like it or not. Wknight94 talk 20:58, 10 July 2010 (UTC)
How about this one: when you are on a ferry sailing between two countries, which copyright laws apply? :-) Carcharoth (Commons) (talk) 21:58, 10 July 2010 (UTC) And I have 15 minutes to spare, so will start a list in a subpage of my userspace and open the talk page for comments.
Ha ha, who knows. There is also CT:L - some bring licensing questions there. That would be a case so borderline that only someone truly bent on revenge would ever bring it to COM:DR. And by the time they did, there would probably be 200 similar images, so it would need to be part of a mass-DR. (Another clear marker of someone on a retaliation mission is only bringing your image to DR, not the thousands of other images that fall under the same category). Wknight94 talk 23:49, 10 July 2010 (UTC)
Well, I'm not really interested in the 'preventing retaliation mission' bits of all this. What I'm looking for is advice on my uploads. I am very surprised that there isn't a place people can go to and ask for general advice on their uploads once they really start getting into this. I do think that part of the problem is people letting thousands of images go untouched for years, and then only start asking questions when they do a massive sweep over pictures of similar status. If you want to get information about an image, the best time to ask is when it is uploaded. Thanks for the CL link. I asked here. Carcharoth (Commons) (talk) 01:16, 11 July 2010 (UTC)
True. I think Commons often gets overwhelmed. The number of images uploaded here is massive, and the number of people screening them is not very large. Worse yet, areas of extreme contention - like COM:DR - where the correct answer is very unclear, and can result in massive backlash no matter which way is chosen, can get backlogged for six months, a year, maybe even more. COM:CFD is backlogged so far - May 2009 at the moment - that the page with all of them transcluded brings my computer to a grinding halt. But I'll be damned if I can choose which direction to go on most of those. Some of them aren't even in English so I'm useless with those. Some of them have nationalist agendas and implications, and I'm deathly allergic to those. We simply need more people. Wknight94 talk 01:57, 11 July 2010 (UTC)
  • I've now finished the page I wanted to do. See User:Carcharoth (Commons)/Review. Would you be able to comment on the talk page? I want to keep the page itself for my notes, but I can also see that adding notes in the galleries would also help (but I don't know if signatures work in galleries). Carcharoth (Commons) (talk) 14:10, 11 July 2010 (UTC)
    • Thanks for the advice so far. I will be asking others to take a look, but wanted to let you have the chance to look first. Do you think you will have more comments over the next few days or when you have the time? Carcharoth (Commons) (talk) 01:06, 12 July 2010 (UTC)
I didn't notice any others with possible issues. I can leave comments to that effect too if you want - why photos are fine. Let me know. BTW, they are very nice photos. It's great you get to visit such a wide variety of places. Wknight94 talk 01:25, 12 July 2010 (UTC)


Hi. I did something wrong. I wanted to upload a cut version with another name (Turrach_ort-Montanmuseum) but I now destoroyed the original by mistake. Please revert my contibution at Turrach ort.jpg. Thank you--Pascal64 (talk) 16:58, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

It is fixed. If that happens again, there is a little link, "Revert" next to the old pictures. Clicking that will revert to that version of the picture. Let me know if there is another problem. Wknight94 talk 17:02, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
Thank you. I hope I did it right now. I cut the file and uploaded it again, see [11]. I need the photo for an article about the museum in de WP. regards --Pascal64 (talk) 19:38, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

File:Kate Blue 2010 Camp.jpg

Hi Wknight94,

Can you see File:Kate Blue 2010 Camp.jpg. It have to delete and the article in en.wikipedia. Geagea (talk) 02:40, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

All gone now. Thank you. Wknight94 talk 02:59, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Your DR's on Category:Vigelandsanlegget

Hi, you have placed quite a lot of this category under DR. It's probably correct that we must delete those that really show the artwork as their main subject (although I regret it, these are good images). Since Gustav Vigeland has died in 1943, the artwork will be PD quite soon. Would you mind tagging your DR's with Category:Undelete in 2014? Add <noinclude>[[Category:Undelete in 2014]]</noinclude> to the DR pages (and not the image descriptions!) I'll help if I know that I'm not misstaken with the age here. --PaterMcFly (talk) 20:40, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Ah, okay, sure. I hadn't seen that convention. Good idea. Wknight94 talk 20:43, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Wax figures in the United States

Care to chime in on the latest bit at this DR? I can use some advise... Tabercil (talk) 21:40, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

mukkhu and me

Hi Wknight. My friend (username: Mukkhu) uploaded a couple of images while I was logged in this laptop. She did not realize I was logged in. So, I asked her to create her own account and upload the images because it is her business and I did not like her uploading stuff using my account. So, I have noooo uploads whatsoever and I requested the images upoaded from my account to be deleted. She is a webdesigner and that;s how she go the images.

Undeletion request

Hi, can you please undelete File:YvetteNicoleBrownSDCCJuly10.jpg? The image is cropped from here, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license like the others I recently uploaded. If you have any questions, please let me know. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 01:10, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Someone beat me to it. Wknight94 talk 01:55, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
Heh. Tabercil (talk) 01:55, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
Thank you. Wknight94 talk 01:56, 28 July 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, I figured there was a possibility that I may have included the wrong source link, but I couldn't view it while it was deleted. Definitely a benefit of being an administrator on Wikipedia. --Happy editing! Nehrams2020 (talkcontrib) 02:36, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

Re: File:Love Grows.jpg

I'm so sorry, I'll pay more attention next time.--Horcrux92 (talk) 11:52, 29 July 2010 (UTC)


Hi, could you please help me about this file. there couldnt be any copyright problem about this file. i also sen email to the related mail but they didnt reply back. thank you.--Finn Diesel (talk) 10:41, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

hi, i get contact with the author of this art work and he said he has sent an e-mail to but the original file has still some problems. how can we fix it? thanks.--Finn Diesel (talk) 09:46, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

thank you, is it the new one that i have to do? "Please copy the URL of this file in the email to assist OTRS volunteers to find it."

yes but how? thanks.--Finn Diesel (talk) 12:19, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

you changed the tag to "OTRS pending". it is ok but what will i do now, im new in wikipedia.--Finn Diesel (talk) 13:08, 9 August 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for commenting on my uploaded images. I have requested the images below to be deleted too, for I am getting very nervous about all the warnings, the copyright and what is allowed and what's not. Wikimedia Commons is by no means a userfriendly system. My only goal is to use images to illustrate the subject of the articel in question so a wider public for this subject can be reached in The Netherlands. I do understand something about copyright, but since I am nor specialized in property law, nor speak and read English as first language, I find the constant (re-)directions on WC very difficult to follow.

   * Monument_3_kinderen.jpg‎, from which object I will go and make the exxact same image myself
   * Hnna_en_Nico.jpg‎ (which is actually obtained by my great aunt in 1945 and a family piece, but unclear what the legal status is as copyright is concerned

I'm not sure what to do with File:Detailkaart New Brunswick.jpg, this is taken from Google Maps. If not allowed here, please remove as well. For several images I have requested permission by using example-emaisl from WC. When granted, I will upload them again. One image remains in my gallery, for which I have asked permission to use but haven't obtained yet: File:Pamflet.jpg. Please note that no harm whatsoever is intended. Kind regards... --Williwaw (talk) 15:16, 3 August 2010 (UTC)


Hello. Why did you remove Logometwitteachtergrond.jpg ? It is my own creation, used on my own handmade website and on stationary used by "my own" soccerclub, freely to be used by anyone who whishes to do so? I may have used a wrong license-tag, but why am I not allowed to use it? See also Kind regards...--Williwaw (talk) 02:19, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Hmmm, it appears to be made using copyrighted elements. But I honestly don't feel strongly enough about it to override your objection, so I restored it. But don't be surprised if someone else brings it to COM:DR. Wknight94 talk 03:28, 7 August 2010 (UTC)
Thank you.But how am I supposed to tag this, if it was made by myself, to be used on my own made Joomla!-website, where it states in the disclaimer (april 2010), that I wrote myself too, that "Toestemming gebruik informatie en foto's op deze site

Het is zonder voorafgaande toestemming toegestaan materialen te printen of te downloaden voor niet-commerciële, informatieve en persoonlijke doeleinden. Het is niet toegestaan materialen of een gedeelte van materialen van deze internetpagina te verveelvoudigen, verkopen, op te slaan in gegevensbestanden zonder voorafgaande toestemming van SVH'39. Ook is het niet toegestaan beeldmateriaal en foto's te gebruiken voor externe doeleinden." giving anyone permission to use anything on the site (there is another chapter on portraits, I restrained permission to use those)for any purpose. I want to avoid it being deleted by someone else. --Williwaw (talk) 10:04, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Problem with File:Valluvar Kottam entrance.jpg

Thanks for fixing the problem. Much appreciated. Malcolm Schosha (talk) 11:36, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

GALL from you

Why have you deleted pictures which i posted on page Ivanjica. That are MY pictures which i have previously posted and on Google Earth. Why???

Several of your uploads were found in various places on the Internet. If you disagree, try COM:UNDEL. Wknight94 talk 17:23, 9 August 2010 (UTC)



Why are you stopping as administrator? :'(

You did great work here!

Best, Huib talk Abigor @ meta 22:14, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Heh thanks. Real life time is interfering. I need to at least take some time off. Maybe I can get back to it some day. Wknight94 talk 01:38, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
Good luck in real life, I hope to see you back someday soon :) Huib talk Abigor @ meta 07:14, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
Hi Wknight94, I hope to see you back soon! Best wishes, AFBorchert (talk) 21:07, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
Thank you. I will be around, doing some light work from time to time. Wknight94 talk 22:08, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Several files up for deletion

Hello there,

I saw that you tagged some of my uploads for deletion. I reviewed the policies and I agree with your opinion. I was not that aware that artwork and such would be copyrighted. Why don't you just go ahead and delete them? They are obviously not covered by public domain or any other acceptable license but violate copyright.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me know, doxTxob \ talk 01:37, 20 August 2010 (UTC)


Hola, ¿esperaremos mucho tiempo mas para darnos cuenta?. Un abrazo --Edmenb (Mensajes- es) 18:06, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

The Emirr

Hello. Why it has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests? TheEmirr Message 11:40, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

The Emirr

I changed that photo. Thanks for warning. Have a good day. TheEmirr Message 12:29, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

File:Lipsius 013.JPG

Hi Wknight94, I just noticed this comment by you on Pieter Kuiper's talk page. There you stated that this copy would be better and you suggested to upload it over the other image. Please don't. The great photograph by Alainauzas carries informations which are lost by the Google scan. As one who is interested in old books (and even lecturing over their typographical design) I see infinitely more in a photograph. I am grateful that Alainauzas takes such photos and we should encourage him to continue this and not to build up complete bizarre hurdles. And, yes, his photo is eligible for copyright, at least in France (country of origin) and Germany. --AFBorchert (talk) 20:47, 27 August 2010 (UTC)