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Question:[edit]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonehenge#/media/File:Stonehenge_render.jpg Isn't the solid red arrow pointing toward the rising sun rather than NORTH? — Preceding unsigned comment added by DaveC1 (talk • contribs) 20:56, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[]

@DaveC1: , yes I would agree. The rising sun at some special moment (the longest or shortest day or the start of spring or mid summer? I do not remember...sorry... it would be told in the article). This information is added by User:Sheila1988, perhaps they can give the rationale. Elly (talk) 21:14, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[]
(Not the right noticeboard for this type of question, but …) Summer solstice (longest day), hence the northernmost possible sunrise at that latitude, roughly north-east. So I would say the arrows are oriented to the axis of the monument. Conversely I believe the rendering itself is oriented to the cardinal directions, with the northernmost & southernmost points on the ring respectively nearest the top & bottom of the picture.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 21:49, 20 October 2021 (UTC)[]
yes, I misread the image, will change the note now. Sheila1988 (talk) 20:24, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Move rename some CC-related images[edit]

I think it would help if some of our CC-related images were move-renamed. Some of our super important images are using a hyphen after the CC and this is not recommended by CC. See, for example, the Abbreviations section of their style guide). For instance, File:CC-BY-SA icon.svg should be renamed to File:CC BY-SA icon.svg. There's a whole bunch of similar images that could be moved (leaving redirect of course). The problem is that the current version helps "mis-educate" people in the way to write CC licences. We shouldn't be doing that. CC and its licences are so important to the project that it makes sense to go the extra mile to make sure we do everything we can to "dot our i's and cross our t's" in regards to such technicalities. Jason Quinn (talk) 14:01, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[]

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support 4nn1l2 (talk) 11:28, 26 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Block request[edit]

Hi, Could an admin please block 82.78.75.120 - They keep adding logo categories to images without any consensus, They were blocked under a different IP and were warned twice on 2 seperate IPs, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 21:14, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[]

@Davey2010 what were the other IPs? —‍Mdaniels5757 (talk • contribs) 22:26, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Hi Mdaniels5757, User talk:82.78.75.105 and 82.79.62.88, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 23:11, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@Davey2010 Blocked 82.78.75.0/24 for a month. —‍Mdaniels5757 (talk • contribs) 23:24, 23 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Brilliant many thanks Daniel greatly appreciated, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 10:43, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Brilliant many thanks Mdaniels as always much appreciated, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 14:45, 26 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Category deletion request[edit]

Hi, Could admin delete all categories at https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?target=82.78.75.0%2F24&namespace=14&tagfilter=&newOnly=1&start=&end=&limit=500&title=Special%3AContributions except for Category:Graphic design logos if possible ? - All are empty and all have been created by a sock/LTA, I planned to use VFC but just realised that's for files unfortunately, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 17:43, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Working AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 18:39, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@Davey2010 Empty categories deleted, leaving Category:Geely logos, Category:UPC Broadband, Category:Graphic design logos, Category:Tesla logos. AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 21:04, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[]
My sincere apologies AntiCompositeNumber I'd somehow missed the subcat ones and the CFD one should've been excluded too so my sincere apologies for this - Thank for looking at these and thanks for deleting them - your help's greatly appreciated, Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 21:13, 24 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Request to restore files[edit]

Please, restore following files as they have received a VRTS premission:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 --TohaomgTohaomg (talk) 06:14, 27 October 2021 (UTC)[]

@Tohaomg: ✓ Done. Taivo (talk) 07:54, 27 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Spammer[edit]

Special:Contributions/Thisdayinfo. --Palosirkka (talk) 13:12, 27 October 2021 (UTC)[]

User:KostyaMasterpiece and uploads of made-up flags[edit]

User:KostyaMasterpiece has uploaded numerous images of purported flags that are clearly their own creation and appear to contravene COM:SCOPE, i.e., these images have no reasonable purpose and this user is essentially using Commons as their own personal image repository, as indicated by their user page and other edits (e.g., [1] and [2]). I have blocked them on enwiki for introducing deliberate misinformation and feel that some action needs to be taken here, and felt this was the best venue rather than trying to tag each upload individually. Thanks. --Kinu (talk) 14:52, 27 October 2021 (UTC)[]