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God is busy, may I help you? / Dieu est occupé, puis-je vous aider?

You can leave me a message in English or French, at the bottom. Click here. Yann 22:13, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)


You recent deletes...[edit]

Dear Yann, I had uploaded these files on the instructions of Ambassador Arshad Sami Khan's eldest son Mr. Adnan Sami & so I have his instructions hence permission to use the images uploaded. Mr. Adnan Sami is the source who has inherited them from his father Ambassador's personal family collections. You may contact Mr. Adnan Sami directly on his "verified" Facebook page entitled ADNAN SAMI or on his email id: <email> for any clarifications.Thank you. Peter Downings 04:54, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Judge Smith[edit]

I have the photo in my office and had lent it to a group wanting to honor him so I then used it in the article about him. He died several years ago. I work with his family. It was a photo we had used in different ways at services. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kmccook (talk • contribs) 04:53, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

@Kmccook: Hi,
The author is unknown, and you didn't add a license, that's why it was deleted. If you have the permission to upload this under a free license, please send it to COM:OTRS, and then the image can be undeleted. Regards, Yann (talk) 04:59, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

DR images affected by bug[edit]

Hi Yann. Take a look at the 3 DRs in Commons:Deletion requests/2014/08/28. I deleted and undeleted them, and I can now see the images, though the thumbs are still not displaying. @Stefan4: @Bharadwajdayala: may also want to have a look again. INeverCry 19:30, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

  • The images displayed properly when I converted the "no permission" tag into a deletion discussion, but they didn't display when Yann commented in the deletion request. Now I can apparently see them again. I'm not sure what is going on here. --Stefan4 (talk) 20:29, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
Basically I did a delete/restore to get around a bug that hasn't been dealt with. If the images should be kept, they can be kept, if not, they can be deleted. I just want to clear the August DR backlog, and these 3 images are the last ones left. INeverCry 21:50, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Большой клитор.jpg[edit]

Hello, Yann. Do you mind explaining how File:Большой клитор.jpg (which was an image of an enlarged clitoris due to clitoromegaly) was a copyright violation? Flyer22 (talk) 02:06, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

@Flyer22: Hi,
It seems this was copied from [1]. Regards, Yann (talk) 04:52, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. And sorry for the late reply. Flyer22 (talk) 22:38, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Violated copyright pictures[edit]

Hello Yann,

I noticed you've checked some of the images I uploaded for violation of copyrights. I may made something wrong because in truth I'm the owner of these pictures.

Can I re-upload these images and sign with copyright tags?

Thank you very much. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fixer Kid (talk • contribs) 08:08, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

@Fixer Kid: Hi,
As these images were copied from the Internet ( and YouTube), you need a permission before uploading them here. Please send it following the procedure at COM:OTRS. Regards, Yann (talk) 08:18, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Hey Yann, have you ever tought about trying to help, instead of complying? Anyway, all I see is people complying about user and just a few trying to help. Im quite new to Commons and Im having some problems on getting the way license is done. Still, IM TRYING! Check the website of the pic and you going to see my name there. Its easy to comply and not verify stuff to help, right? Again, anyway... Im just learning all the stuff for licenses. It will be on my website very soon. Once more, sorry for making the world worst... as you make it look... Have a nice day!

UAMD photos[edit]

Dear Yann,

Thank you for your message about my copyright violation. I had no idea and I'm very sorry. Is there any way to take the pictures back or do something about it? I've always added the correct source and author to the information of the uploaded files.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

Regards, --Mr. Bunker (talk) 14:41, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

@Mr. Bunker: Hi,
If you have a permission for uploading these images, please send it following the procedure at COM:OTRS, then they can be undeleted. Regards, Yann (talk) 14:52, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Improper Deletion[edit]

I have noted with distress that you have deleted an image taken by me claiming it to be a derivative work which it is clearly not. Once again, i am repeating what i have said before, it is an original image taken by me on a phone that was owned by me at that time. Request you to undo your deletion immediately.

Superfast1111 (talk) 17:57, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

@Superfast1111: Hi,
Please read COM:DW. Greetings from Ahmedabad. ;oD Yann (talk) 17:59, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
I have read that page before but still believe that you have acted in haste and error. So pls undo your deletion. Superfast1111 (talk) 18:08, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
Please read it again. I have confirmation by 2 other people that I am right. Regards, Yann (talk) 18:28, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
I have but your decision still does not make sense to me. Could you be more specific as to which sections you believe i have fallen foul of?? Superfast1111 (talk) 04:50, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
Yours is a picture of an advertising, which is covered by copyright. It is therefore a derivative work of the advertising, and the rights of the advertising creator affects the resulting photograph. Such a photograph could not be published without the author's of the advertising consent. Regards, Yann (talk) 05:05, 28 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Good grief Yann why did you not tell me the ad in the image was the problem rather than sending me on a wild goose policy chase. Anyway just to clarify, during that time the entire train was hired by Airtel and thus sporting their name. Not to worry i have blacked out the name.Superfast1111 (talk) 12:02, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Aliaa Magda Elmahdy[edit]

Hi Yann, your interpretation of FoP seems to be really original. According to it, the mere fact of public display in a public place makes a work free, regardless of who decided to display it. I've asked for opinions in here. Best regards --Discasto talk | contr. | analysis 19:44, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

@Discasto: Hi,
That's the whole point of the FoP exception. Regards, Yann (talk) 20:07, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Suppression d'ajout d'images de la série télévisée Taxi (1978).[edit]

Bonjour Yann,

Les images, de la série télévisée Taxi (1978), supprimées par vos soins provenaient d'une recherche Google Image afin d'agrémenter la page wikipédia concernée. Je ne pourrais dire si ces images sont encore sous le coup d'un copyright en France ou aux États-Unis, mais la plupart provenant de screenshots télé effectués, je suppose, en toute légalité, et donc libres de droit, sachant que la page wikipédia anglophone de la série en utilise une identique à l'image 6 que j'avais uploadé.

Si il s'avère que les images que j'avais ajoutées à wikimedia commons sont libres de droit, est-il possible de les réinserer avec votre aide, et de les intégrer dans la page wikipédia de la série télévisée Taxi (1978).

Je vous remercie de votre aide et de votre compréhension.


Éric Ersilio. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ericersilio (talk • contribs)

@Ericersilio: Bonjour,
Le droit d'auteur / copyright ne fonctionne pas de cette façon. Ces copies d'écran sont couvertes par le droit d'auteur comme oeuvre dérivée. Une permission du producteur et/ou du réalisateur de cette émission est nécessaire pour importer ces images sur Commons. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 05:45, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Deletion requests/File:Moinho da Torre.jpg[edit]

Dear Yann, I am quite sure that proposal to delete this file is a misunderstanding and I would like to clarify it. I am the author of this picture and you can see even my name at the bottom right corner of the image. My full name is Armando Jorge de Carvalho Ferreira. Regarding the two links that you mention where this picture is also available at internet, this is quite easy to explain. One of the pages, Moinhos de Portugal, is my personal web page. The other page,, was publishing this picture after my agreement. Based on those facts I kindly ask you to remove deletion request for the image Moinho da Torre.jpg as makes really no sense to do it according the rules from Wikimedia Commons. If you need further clarifications please let me know. Thank you very much for your understanding. Best regards. Armando Jorge — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jorge de Carvalho (talk • contribs)

@Jorge de Carvalho: Hi,
I copied your message to Commons:Deletion requests/File:Moinho da Torre.jpg where it belongs. It looks fine to me. Regards, Yann (talk) 10:02, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Licence of File:TIMS - Sociedade Internacional de Molinologia.gif[edit]

Dear Yann, I see that File:TIMS - Sociedade Internacional de Molinologia.gif was marked to probably be deleted due to some uncertain about the licence of it. Please be aware that this is a logo from a association that I make part, available at there internet page as well at several other web pages and documents. As a logo, I quite don't understand why should be a problem to share it in other pages. Therefore, please let me know what should I do to avoid the deletion of this file. If I need to add some additional information, please be so kind and send me a short explanation about how to do it. Thank you very much for your support. Armando Jorge — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jorge de Carvalho (talk • contribs)

@Jorge de Carvalho: Hi,
Logos, as every other artistic creations, get a copyright. Since it was published outside of Commons before, it requires a permission. Please see COM:OTRS for the procedure to send it (or COM:OTRS/pt in Portuguese). Regards, Yann (talk) 10:09, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

License issue[edit]

Hi Yann. Thank you for emailing me to let me know that I needed to add more License information on the photo I uploaded on 9/27/2014. I thought including a link to JMTURNER's photo (with his release to public domain statements) was the correct thing to do.

I have added this statement {{PD-user|jmturner}} to the code to accomplish what I believe you want me to do. Please let me know. If need be, we can delete this photo and I'll drive over and take my own picture of the Seaboard Railroad office in Raleigh.

Thanks for you help Kim Wrenn — Preceding unsigned comment added by KimWrenn (talk • contribs) 18:09, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

@KimWrenn: Hi,
Actually, this image being a duplicate of File:Raleigh-and-Gaston-Seaboard-Coast-Line-Building-20080321.jpeg, I deleted it. I moved all information to the original image. You do not need to duplicate images. Regards, Yann (talk) 18:23, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Deletion of file: Тони Страдлин.jpg and File:Fright Night.jpg[edit]


My name is Jody Eddy and I am requesting an un-deletion of the of the two images mentioned in the subject line. I know the wrestler in the photographs personally, and am aware of the promotions he wrestled for. They are both from wrestling shows in the Atlanta area taken by fans. There is no copyright issues with the pictures, and would like information on how to allow them to be posted on the wikipedia page.

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jesdy (talk • contribs)

@Jesdy: Hi,
There are copyright issues with these pictures, and you are not allowed to upload them here without a permission from the photographer. Regards, Yann (talk) 04:16, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Gurdhad photos

I have logged onto my account and am surprised that most of the pics i have uploaded have been deleted. Please note, most of the photos are my own work which have been deleted!
Hi Yann,
I am talking about the proposed eliminations of my shipments. The images about Pomerode and Blumenau are historical or their copyright is free. The file Maryam mirzakhani is the only image about this mathematician.
Grateful, Ma2xlon (talk) 22:27, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
@Jesdy: Hi,
If you are the photographer, please upload the original images with EXIF data. Regards, Yann (talk) 07:11, 30 September 2014 (UTC)


You warned this user previously. I thought the uploads might be genuine, because of the recent date in the EXIF data, and I asked for clarification on the permission. These messages have been ignored and deleted images Special:ListFiles/BaoHen have been uploaded again without a reply. Should we attempt to get his attention, one more time? Secondarywaltz (talk) 15:40, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

OK, blocked for a week. Thanks for your help, Yann (talk) 15:45, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
That was not why I brought this to your attention. I thought that this might actually be inexperienced uploads by the copyright holder under a pseudonym, since the of the date in the EXIF data was too recent to have been "stolen" from the internet. Anyway, if it is, he can respond. Secondarywaltz (talk) 17:23, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Dotyczy fotografii Wikipedysty Radles (Polska)[edit]

Serdecznie witam. Z pewną przykrością odnoszę się do upomnienia o mojej pracy w kwestii artykułów i wklejania do infoboksów stosownych fotografii. Ze szkodą dla Wikipedii muszę zaprzestać współpracy, skoro moja praca wzbudza takie kontrowersje. Dziękuję za upomnienie i powodzenia. RadLes (talk) 17:25, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Reconsider deletion decision[edit]

I put a bunch of time into creating Template:Free--PublicOnFacebook and it detailed exactly why it was a valid template. I'm quite upset because you deleted it without so much as warning me. I received no notice until it had already been deleted. Template:Free--PublicOnFacebook The release covers commercial use. Turelio's comment is .. well, why not rangeblock all of AOL then? It's clearly a free license, legally. Sure it can be misused, so can any license. Sure, we can find examples of users who have upload content in violation of the license and every other free content license we have here. Not relevant.

Please restore it to user space so I can open a discussion and get feedback from LCA. --Elvey (talk) 18:17, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

This template is totally inappropriate for Commons, and six other people agree. Sorry. Yann (talk) 18:51, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
False. True. Doubtful, given your refusal to restore to user space because "Sorry". Thanks for your considerate response. I thought consensus evaluation required evaluating the REASONS given. My bad. </sarcasm>--Elvey (talk) 19:30, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
P.S. Where do you get "six other people"? I see 3. Good job reviewing the reasons given - you didn't even COUNT THE VOTES even close to correctly. --Elvey (talk) 19:34, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
(Yann is busy, I’ll help you with your counting.)
  1. Stefan4, at Commons:Deletion requests/Template:Free--PublicOnFacebook (as nominator) and at Commons:Village pump/Copyright#Template:Free--PublicOnFacebook
  2. De728631, at Commons:Deletion requests/Template:Free--PublicOnFacebook
  3. Túrelio, at Commons:Deletion requests/Template:Free--PublicOnFacebook and at Commons:Village pump/Copyright#Template:Free--PublicOnFacebook
  4. Jkadavoor, at Commons:Deletion requests/Template:Free--PublicOnFacebook
  5. Yann, at Commons:Deletion requests/Template:Free--PublicOnFacebook (as closing admin)
  6. LX, at Commons:Village pump/Copyright#Template:Free--PublicOnFacebook
  7. Pierpao, at Commons:Village pump/Copyright#Template:Free--PublicOnFacebook
That’s six people in favour of deleting {{Free--PublicOnFacebook}}; zero against. -- Tuválkin 00:53, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
Wow, that's an interesting way of counting too. Merci. Are you going to apologize for him too, for not following the policy which AFAICT requires notifying the uploader prior to deletion?--Elvey (talk) 02:56, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
Then ask to recover it in your sandbox commons:undeletion request, maybe someone will do it, and make a request into the Commons:Village pump/Copyright for consensus.--Pierpao.lo (listening) 04:24, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
User:Elvey, who are you claiming didn't follow policy when the creator of the template was notified? Anyway, the page you are talking about only applies to deletion requests created manually. The deletion request was created using MediaWiki:Gadget-AjaxQuickDelete.js. --Stefan4 (talk) 13:07, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
I dispute that. In your views, what is and should be the policy regarding notifying the uploader prior to deletion, Stefan4?--Elvey (talk) 05:54, 6 October 2014 (UTC)
And if you're going to delete my template, mustn't you delete File:Bill_Nye,_Barack_Obama_and_Neil_deGrasse_Tyson_selfie_2014.jpg since it's marked as NOT for commercial use? I mean, under the precautionary principle, even though I'm pretty damn sure it's PD-USGov, it says it's not for commercial use, so we must delete it; there's significant doubt about it. Hey?--Elvey (talk) 15:02, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
Deafening silence. In your views, what is and should be the policy regarding notifying the uploader prior to deletion, Stefan4? --Elvey (talk) 20:26, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
No page suggests that the uploader should receive a notification prior to deletion, as far as I can see. However, according to some pages, notification should be given to the original author at the time when the deletion request was opened, which, for the template discussed here, was given in this edit, where the user who created the template on Commons was notified about the deletion discussion. --Stefan4 (talk) 20:50, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Kindness Barnstar Hires.png The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Agradezco tu amabilidad, has sido muy gentil conmigo...!!!

Yo realmente lamento no haber proporcionado los datos suficientes sobre el archivo que subí *Apellido Mendoza"...!!! Sin embargo me interesa contribuir con una imagen que si he realizado yo misma, pero no se como debo comprobar que realmente es mi diseño, el próximo archivo con el cual es mi deseo contribuir! Espero que puedas orientarme un poco sobre el tema! Nuevamente Gracias por tu Amabilidad! YmWICOM.002 15:59, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Photo challenge/2014 - August - Hair/Voting[edit]

Hi Yann,

You voted (3*) on your own picture. This isn't allowed by the rules. Could you please allocate your votes to other pictures. Thanks. -- Colin (talk) 17:10, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done Yann (talk) 06:02, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Hello Yann,
I'll remove your votes to the Photo challenge Hair as the voting closed on September 30 - sorry. Perhaps we should try to make the closing a bit more eyecatching...
On the other hand, voting for Holidays has just started.
Best wishes, Anna reg (talk) 09:37, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Anna reg, I asked Yann to fix his vote, as he had voted on his own image. So please keep the changes he made. I'll re-run the vote counting tonight to get the results. -- Colin (talk) 09:49, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
Okay - makes sense. Then sorry for reproving you for something you were asked to do, Yann. --Anna reg (talk) 10:02, 2 October 2014 (UTC)


Hi Yann,

I got your message. I would really apreciate if you can help me with upadting Etihad's logo.

I am on leave starting tomorrow and I've read that the update I did will be remove after 7 days if I have not complied to a requirement.

Kind regards, Allan Duncan — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aduncan2014 (talk • contribs)

@Aduncan2014: Hi,
I added the license. Regards, Yann (talk) 12:16, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Tagging copyvios[edit]

Hi, I see you just informed the uploader. Thanks. Regards. --ThePolish 15:26, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Request for help[edit]

Hi Yann. Would you please be able to help post a new photo challenge watchlist message? I have tried asking at MediaWiki talk:WatchlistNotice and AN with no luck so far. HelenOnline 16:21, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

@HelenOnline: Hi,
✓ Done I hope I didn't mess up everything... Regards, Yann (talk) 16:29, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
Yay, thank you very much Yann! Face-smile.svg HelenOnline 16:41, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

delation of image "File:Logo komera-rwanda.jpg[edit]

Hi Yann,

I'm very surprised to see that you deleted my image "Logo komera-rwanda.jpg" on Komera Rwanda page. I am vice-President of Komera Rwanda no-profit Association and I'm very disappointed of your cancellation of the symbol of our Association for supposed copyright infringement. The image was drawn by myself and not stolen or copied.

I ask you, please, to explain me WHY have you deleted it.

Thank you so much for your kind reply. Best regards.

--Huye (talk) 20:21, 2 October 2014 (UTC)


Hello Yann,

I have seen the comment you made in my Value Image nomination Bharatha Natyam Performance. I am really sorry to say that, I am not much experienced in Commons but in Wikipedia. If you can cure the defect to promote the picture to VI, I will be very much thankful.

Hope you will help me out for this :) Bellus Delphina (talk) 16:30, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

@Bellus Delphina: Hi,
I fixed the scope. You need to add geocoding. You can use [2]. As I said, it is a scope with plenty of candidates, so it is a bit difficult to decide. Would it be possible to define a scope more precise (a sub-genre of Bharata Natyam? I am not an expert about that). And if she is a famous dancer, it is certainly a VI for her, but you need to create another nomination for a different scope. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:49, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
  • Thank you so much Yann. Geocoding, Malleswaram, Bangalore, India, I am really sorry, I tried but couldn't make it because am not an expert in these kind of things. Further, she is not a famous dancer but the dance form is very popular. I think, you could do something more to this. Bellus Delphina (talk) 18:11, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Concernant mes photos[edit]

Bonjour Yann, J'ai téléchargé mes propres photos et vous les avez volontairement retiré à cause des copyrigth.... je suis ecrivaine et j'ai payé cher certanes de mes photos pour les avoirs... dites moi comment faire pour les utiliser ? Je ne comprends pas votre raison d'annulation ? J'aimerais avoir une explicaton détaillée ? Cordialement, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sadap1952 (talk • contribs) 17:47, 7 October 2014 (UTC)


Hello Yann. I've just noticed that some of the files you listed on Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by LubnaMR were already listed on Commons:Deletion requests/File:Randi650-2.jpg. Cheers. Green Giant (talk) 08:39, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Apropos your close of Commons:Massive_restoration_of_deleted_images_by_the_URAA[edit]

In your close of Commons:Massive_restoration_of_deleted_images_by_the_URAA, you wrote, "Deleted files can be restored after a discussion in COM:UDR. " but it looks like there's been no request / discussion in COM:UDR of a Massive restoration of deleted images 'by' the URAA. It's appropriate to open one, isn't it? User:Fastily's mass deletions have not been reversed or self-reverted. example. The request / discussion in COM:UDR would be of restoration of mass-deleted images, per User:Avenue's list, including that example of 540 files mass-deleted by Fastily, that are still all redlinks. Fastily is active; is it appropriate for the community to prod him to self-revert? --Elvey (talk) 01:31, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

  • This is the current status now after a lot of discussions. Jee 02:26, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
Hi Elvey,
This has been controversial, but my opinion didn't change. Were these files not moved to the local project where they were used? And there is little use for them apart from there, I think that's why no undeletion was requested until now. Yes, please ask for undeletion, especially for files which could be used on several projects or languages. Regards, Yann (talk) 09:16, 8 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for responding, Yann. I'm confused by your question and usage claim. "There is little use for" what? You've been through the 540 files? Please restate/clarify what you're asking and claiming. I find it hard to believe you've been through the thousands on Avenue's list and determined that they were only used on one local project and there is little use for them apart from there. But it is those thousands that I've asked us to discuss; if you're talking about the 540, you've changed the subject, perhaps inadvertently. I have no idea what local projects they (the hundreds or the thousands) were used on, or knowledge they were copied or moved anywhere. Please inform me. --Elvey (talk) 18:47, 8 October 2014 (UTC)


Is this a copyright violation? It said it was from a United States Coast Guard station - hence an easy {{PD-USGov}}. Adam Cuerden (talk) 12:19, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

@Adam Cuerden: Hi,
OK, restored and DR created instead. It had a Copyvio tag, and still have an incomplete description, no source, no author, and an inappropriate license. Regards, Yann (talk) 13:01, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Most Valued Rewiews[edit]

Hey! Something is broken with MVR in the VIC. Could you look there? Maybe you, as an administrator know, how to fix it? --Halavar (talk) 12:43, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

@Halavar: Hi,
I don't see the problem. Could you please explain? Regards, Yann (talk) 13:06, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Click here: and then click on "Skip to most valued reviews". This button doesn't work. It should redirect me to the section with MVR. But this section doesn't exist. Today I nominated two images but you cen't see the in the MVR section, but in the general section of all VI candidates. So this is a technical problem that should be fixed. --Halavar (talk) 13:11, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Okay, I think I fix it. Please look now. --Halavar (talk) 13:16, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Moscowstate250.jpg[edit]

Hi there. Unfortunately, I'm really not sure if "Light cannot get a copyright". Just think of Eiffel Tower etc. And what show here is clearly not just some illumination, but a projection of visible copyrightable image content. Please reconsider your decision. --A.Savin 21:15, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

As I see, someone re-opened this DR. Your ignorance of my question in spite of having been online is surely not the very nice way for a sysop; unfortunately it is not the first time I see similar complaints on your behaviour. Anyway, I kindly request you to refrain from repeated closure of this RfD. --A.Savin 11:27, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

The Eiffel Tower is a good counter-example: what is covered by copyright is not light, but a show. Regards, Yann (talk) 12:39, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files of しゅんしゅん[edit]

We discussed this deletion request, but you deleted it without showing a reason. I want your explanation in regards to that.--Y.haruo (talk) 21:26, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Not covered by FoP in Japan. Regards, Yann (talk) 12:42, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

The act that you deleted without a reason even if you rewrite it later does not disappear. I objected for reasons of three by this deletion request.

I demand the explanation of these criteria from you.--Y.haruo (talk) 14:02, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Copy Right[edit]


You recently deleted a photo I uploaded. May I ask why it is a copyright violation? I cited where I obtained the photo; it's a photo made public on a facebook organization page.

Thanks, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jzhang17 (talk • contribs)

@Jzhang17: Hi,
This picture has a copyright by default, like any other picture, even if published on Facebook. You need a permission from the copyright holder (probably the photographer). Regards, Yann (talk) 20:29, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Work not out of scope -- why was decision made to delete in only 2 days?[edit]

I see on the deletion policy page, that 7 days is the normal time for considering deletions and giving me time to respond. Why was I only given 2 days and further why was I not notified that I had only 2 days?

I posted the following next to your notice about deleting my files -- not sure if that was the right place to put it, so I am repeating it here.

Apparently a decision has been made in just 2 days to delete my work
According to Yann (see User talk:Rickdoble), my work is now scheduled for deletion, having been nominated for deletion only 2 days ago (nominated on October 9 and decision made to delete on October 11). Is this normal procedure? Is this fair? Do I not get more time to respond or ask others I know in Wikimedia to respond? Told that my work was out of scope, I responded this way: My work here on Wikimedia is not Out of scope. As a teacher and educator myself, or course, I respect the purpose for which Wikimedia was created. I have clearly noted how my work has an educational purpose -- with 40+ college libraries (over 240 libraries worldwide) carrying my book, Experimental Digital Photography, and also a number of courses being offered with the name Experimental Digital Photography which is what my work is about -- so my work here has an educational purpose. As I stated in my response to this deletion nomination of over 100 of my files, I put them up there for students, teachers, schools and educators to use. I clearly detailed all of this in my response to the deletion nomination. Did it get read? And if what I have said does not qualify for an educational purpose, why not?
And I will add to that note: My book, Experiment Digital Photography (*NOT* self published but instead published by one of the largest publishers of photography books), is used as a text book in some experimental digital courses. I made pictures from that book available on Wikimedia so that students who used my book could use the digital version in their work.
So again I have to ask: If what I have said does not qualify for an educational purpose, why not? I want a direct answer from you about why my work was out of scope and why it should not be reconsidered for inclusion at --Rickdoble (talk) 02:24, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

Carnegie Moscow Center Copyrights[edit]

Thanks for your scrutiny of my recent photo uploads. I can confirm that all materials used to create the "CMC Collage.jpg" and "Dmitri Trenin Print.jpg" are the property of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and are authorized for unconditional release. Please notify me if I have improperly documented their statuses or if an email verification is needed.

The files "CMC Collage"2.jpg" and "Dmitri Trenin.jpg" both use an image of Dmitri Trenin that I cannot verify as belonging to CEIP, and I concur with their deletion. Thank you for catching this oversight.

You also deleted the file "CMC Banner.jpg", which is authorized for release but not needed for any current Wiki pages. You may retain its deleted status or inform me of what information I must provide in order to re-create it.

Thanks, D.a.kelm (talk) 12:00, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

@D.a.kelm: Hi,
Files owned by third parties or previously published elsewhere need a permission. Please see COM:OTRS for the procedure. The files can be restored once the permission is received. There is some backlog for permissions, so it can take some time. Regards, Yann (talk) 12:30, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Imágenes borradas[edit]

Hola Yann, no entiendo el porque fueron borradas las imágenes File:Gilberto_Smith_Duquesne.jpg y File:Gilberto_Smith_Duquesne_1.png, según usted por Violación de Copyright y estas imágenes fueron tiradas y donadas por Raúl G. Smith Mesa, hijo de Gilberto Smith Duquesne para el artículo Gilberto Smith. Él la dono para que las personas pudieran copiarla y utilizarla libremente por lo cual la hace una imagen CC. Mi pregunta es: ¿El estado de Copyright lo da el creador de la fotografía o los moderadores dueños de Wikipedia?

Saludos, (talk) 13:51, 13 October 2014 (UTC) Hi,
Sorry, I don't speak Spanish. Your images were deleted because you need a permission for files made by third parties or published elsewhere previously. Please see COM:OTRS/es (in Spanish) for the procedure. Regards, Yann (talk) 15:55, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Avril Lavigne and eleven Brazilian children.jpg‎[edit]

"Kept: All images from the US Embassy have a (c) ARR, so reason to think that this one is different" = Ceci n'est pas une pipe. LOL. Slowking4Farmbrough's revenge 23:57, 13 October 2014 (UTC)


Hi, why was the File:Lumia625.jpg deleted? The file was my own work, but did it have something that violated copyright? --Msaynevirta (talk) 21:20, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

@Msaynevirta: Hi,
This is a derivative work of non-free software. It is therefore not allowed to upload them here. Regards, Yann (talk) 21:22, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
Ah, ok. Is it ok if I upload picture of the phone with the display shut off? --Msaynevirta (talk) 21:31, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
@Msaynevirta: Hi,
Yes, it should be OK. Regards, Yann (talk) 00:17, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

RE: Deleted Content (I have had sock puppets a. j.)[edit]

Hi Yann!,

Thanks for telling me! I will now take photos myself. And while I'm here could you tell me how to get to userboxes? (Since I see you have a few.) And also how to get the fancy name in cursive, different colors, etc.?

Thanks again,

I have had sock puppets -a. j. (talk) 21:37, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Hi Yann! How do these photos look? I have posted them below. I took them myself.

I have had sock puppets -a. j. (talk) 02:44, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

@I have had sock puppets -a. j.: Hi,
Fine, but you need to be aware of Commons:Copyright rules by subject matter#Models. Depending of the local law, these may or may not be accepted. Regards, Yann (talk) 09:35, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Hello Yann. See this user's user page please. He was blocked! Just thought this might be helpful, Visit Ink in the trashy2's user page! (talk) 12:49, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Loor's photos[edit]

Hello! I need some answers I have tried to download few photos, which can be used free. I asked journalists of Altai region Legislature and they approved it. Also I'm member of Altai region Legislature

"Все материалы официального сайта Алтайского краевого Законодательного Собрания могут быть воспроизведены в любых средствах массовой информации, на серверах сети Интернет или на любых иных носителях без каких-либо ограничений по объему и срокам публикации.

Это разрешение в равной степени распространяется на газеты, журналы, радиостанции, телеканалы, сайты и страницы сети Интернет. Единственным условием перепечатки и ретрансляции является ссылка на первоисточник. Никакого предварительного согласия на перепечатку со стороны Аппарата Алтайского Законодательного Собрания не требуется."

16 October 9:37

Upload photos[edit]

Dear Yann,

Thank you for noting that i have no copyright to use those images. I just wanted to clarify that we do have the copyright to use the images, as Ms. Persaki and Miltos Sachtouris are my grandparents and the majority of the pictures are from our family records, some of which are unpublished and have been taken by mobile phones/cameras others that are published and are available in websites which our family initially provided.

We want to contribute with details of their work and photographic materials or documentation where ever is appropriate to make sure the public has the real pictures and accurate information. I recently asked my assistant to use my account and improve their page as the public and fans of their work often tell me that their wikipedia pages are very poorly written for such important Greek artists.

I hope you understand and that you will allow us to use those pictures.

Best regards, Gianna — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ioannalexham (talk • contribs) 11:42, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

@Ioannalexham: Hi,
Could you please send a permission using the procedure at COM:OTRS? The files will be restored once the permission is received. Regards, Yann (talk) 11:44, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

File:1963 Article Presse Raoul Merchet.pdf[edit]

Bonjour Yann, le scan de l'article de presse sur Raoul Merchet provient des archives des Pucistes Anciens Footballeurs. L'article date de 1963 et l'association possèdant l'original de cet article considère que c'est un contenu libre. Que devons-nous faire pour que le fichier: "1963 Article Presse Raoul Merchet.pdf" soit restauré? Merci de vos commentaires. Bien Cordialement, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tim Paffe (talk • contribs)

@Tim Paffe: Bonjour,
Ayant été publié auparavant, une permission est nécessaire. Voyez COM:OTRS/fr (en français) pour la procédure. Cordialement, Yann (talk) 14:28, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Achraf Baznani.jpg[edit]


Please verify this photo, it is under CC as mentionned on the website of the artist Maromania (talk) 20:11, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

@Maromania: Hi,
I noticed that Jim W. restored it. Sorry, and thanks for your contribution. Regards, Yann (talk) 20:24, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Delete my pics please[edit]

Hi Yann,

I would like these images deleted

You do not need to do it but I would like these delete asap

EurovisionNim 01:03, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

See User_talk:Fastily#Please_delete_the_following_images too. He need some advice about the licensing terms first. Jee 02:42, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Lupu1.JPG[edit]

The deleted images have been re-uploaded. - Biruitorul (talk) 16:35, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

✓ Deleted, user warned. Thanks for your help. Regards, Yann (talk) 17:12, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
My pleasure. However, both images have been uploaded yet again. - Biruitorul (talk) 17:34, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Grr. ✓ Deleted again, user blocked and reported. Thanks again. Yann (talk) 17:38, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Request of deletion of images[edit]

Good day Mr Yann, I wrote to you with the intention of asking you to delete all the images I've downloaded, since their only purpose were to participate into this photography contest (that has already concluded): [[3]] As I am a photography student, they are my own works of art and haven't been downloaded with an educational purpose beyond the provisions of the Contest. Waiting for your response, I thank you for your time and dedication. Best regards. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alice2021 (talk • contribs)

@Alice2021: Hi,
Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way. Once you publish your images under a free license, it is irrevocable. Sorry. Regards, Yann (talk) 22:02, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for your quick response Mr. Yann. I see, however, I've read the Deletion Policy, one of the options says it could be deleted if the image is own and it does not intended for educational purposes, which is my case. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ‎Alice2021 (talk • contribs) 00:44, 19 October 2014 (UTC)


I just received this message:

Hello Josedgs, You have uploaded several files that are copyright violations and you have done so despite our requests not to do so, and despite our instructions. If you do not stop uploading files that are not free, your account will be blocked. See Commons:Licensing for the copyright policy on Wikimedia Commons. You may also find Commons:Image casebook useful. Please leave me a message if you have further questions.

And I think it's because I was uploading the files incorrectly. I have been granted permission by the developer SkyRise Miami to use their images and create their wikipedia page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Josedgs (talk • contribs)

@Josedgs: Hi,
Please send a permission following the procedure at COM:OTRS. Regards, Yann (talk) 17:42, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Deletion of Posters[edit]

Hi. Today you deleted the posters for our films In Search of La Che, The Greyness of Autumn and Broken Record. We sent the necessary copyright clearance to on Tuesday 21st October. Why have they been deleted? --QuickOffTheMarkProd (talk) 17:45, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

@QuickOffTheMarkProd: Hi,
Because they are copyrighted by the designer and/or the film producer. Please send a permission following the procedure at COM:OTRS. Regards, Yann (talk) 17:49, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
@Yann: Hi Yann, yes I know, I am the films producer and we have already done the procedure you just posted thats why I am conceded they have been removed. --QuickOffTheMarkProd (talk) 17:51, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
@QuickOffTheMarkProd: Do you have a ticket number? Regards, Yann (talk) 17:56, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
@Yann: Where would I find it? --QuickOffTheMarkProd (talk) 17:57, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
@Yann: I have tried contacting permissions to see what the problems but no one is responding. Is there an ongoing issue at the moment? --QuickOffTheMarkProd (talk) 20:40, 23 October 2014 (UTC)
Just seen this in the queue; ticket:2014102310020158, ticket:2014102110021759, ticket:2014102110023711, ticket:2014102110023739, ticket:2014102110023908. Best, --///EuroCarGT 03:27, 24 October 2014 (UTC)
@EuroCarGT: Thanks for your input. Is there a delay with the processing of permission forms? @Yann: Does the above info now allow the posters to be returned? --QuickOffTheMarkProd (talk) 00:02, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Deletion of File:Jokowi swearing-in, 2014.jpg and File:Pelantikan Jokowi rahmat3-770x465.jpg[edit]

Hey, I noticed you recently deleted File:Jokowi swearing-in, 2014.jpg and File:Pelantikan Jokowi rahmat3-770x465.jpg. As I noted in the image, they are works of Indonesian government and are in the public domain by law. Could you please explain? See Template:PD-IDGov. HaEr48 (talk) 01:47, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

Flickr to Commons[edit]

Hi, I have a somewhat silly question.

First some background:

I asked a photographer on flickr if we might use his photo. He agreed over flickrmail and later uploaded it at [4]. I assume he did not establish sufficiently on Commons about ownership. You deleted it subsequently; which is obviously right, as the flickr page still claims full copyright.

So, my question is: Is there a way to upload a photo from flickr when the photographer agrees to release it to PD/CC and use flickrmail threads as evidence of release? --Nafsadh (talk) 23:30, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

@Nafsadh: Hi,
Send the mail to COM:OTRS, then the image can be undeleted. Regards, Yann (talk) 13:26, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Delomys dorsalis 1 (12).png[edit]


Sample: File:Delomys dorsalis 1 (12).png. Is this ok, now? or no? If is ok, than I will fix the others monday; I don't have time right now. cheers. DenesFeri (talk) 13:28, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

@DenesFeri: Hi,
Yes, fine. Thanks for your contributions. Regards, Yann (talk) 13:30, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Courtesy notice[edit]

en:Wikipedia:Featured_picture_candidates/Taj_Mahal,_Agra-Delhi. --Hafspajen 16:33, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks a lot! Yann (talk) 18:04, 25 October 2014 (UTC)

Valued Image Promotion[edit]

Sarcophagus from Aghia Triada.jpg
Your nomination has been reviewed and promoted
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Sarcophagus of Agia Triada, north side.
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