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Recreation of deleted content[edit]

Hi. I've come across 3 images which are reuploads of deleted content, but I wanted to post here instead of speedy because they are related to each other and it'd be good to explain the reasoning together.

Delete because (a) recreated deleted content and (b) no OTRS permission confirms them

They were the subject of ticket:2017060110005334 and were discussed at otrswiki:2017060110005334. A claim of ownership was made for "Tristan Prettyman 5.jpg" and "9.jpg", but it was found that the claim was not accompanied by sufficient evidence. A request was made to the person to provide formal copyright registration from a regional authority as one of the only trustworthy methods of assuring us of the validity of the free license claim. That has not yet been received and so I don't think the free license claims can be trusted until that time. For "Tristan prettyman 6.jpg", no claims of authorship were made by the person (unlike the others) and no information about their source when asked was provided. This file was also uploaded by the user with "Unknown" in the author field.

Note, the uploader L0gick (talk · contribs) also posted on COM:Undeletion requests/Current requests#File:Tristan Prettyman 1.jpg.

seb26 (talk) 14:07, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

OK guys, TL;DR: 3 images were uploaded to (a mix), were deleted on both sites after OTRS couldn't confirm the license, have been reuploaded by the uploader ignoring what OTRS told them, and should be deleted until some actual evidence is received by us. One file was even specified as having an "unknown" author by the uploader. seb26 (talk) 12:04, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
I added to the discussion there.   — Jeff G. ツ 15:58, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
@Seb26:, your comments would be welcome there.   — Jeff G. ツ 04:55, 17 July 2017 (UTC)
Jeff, thanks, I responded. seb26 (talk) 12:41, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Bump: would an admin be able to delete the above files, and the file listed at the above UDR discussion? They should be deleted as recreation of deleted content. If not, please let me know if I should take them to a DR. There remains too much doubt over the claim to ownership contained within the OTRS ticket to keep them. seb26 (talk) 11:27, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

@Seb26: Given the long ticket story and the OTRS investigation on otrs-wiki could you please convert this request (and list the specific files) as a DR (jut or the record, and clarity which files we are talking bout) and I'll (speedy) delete them as copyvios . --Jonatan Svensson Glad (talk) 22:36, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
Jonatan Svensson Glad, thanks, I have made the DR here. seb26 (talk) 23:31, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Resolved--Jonatan Svensson Glad (talk) 00:10, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Category name "dispute"[edit]

Hey there,

I created a category name and there has been some discussion about it. How do we go about making a decision/renaming the category name and closing the discussion? The discussion is here:

I'm fine with renaming it to "Colour images relating to World War I" or even something else as long as the words colour, World War I, and images or pictures is in the category name.

I appreciate your help! (Would you mind emailing me directly to let me know you've replied? I'm not on this site every day. Thanks!)

Ginger Monette <email redacted> — Preceding unsigned comment added by Catfishmo (talk • contribs)

WP0 abuse[edit]

FYI Zakoiuya zakaria (talk · contribs) uploaded 2 manuals how to game the system, now deleted. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:48, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

@Yann: Thank you for your quick action. I suggest the following revision, though: "Wikipedia Zero abuse: misusing Commons by sharing nonfree files" instead of "Wikipedia Zero abuse: using Commons as a file sharing site". We are all "using Commons as a file sharing site", you see.   — Jeff G. ツ 17:10, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
Hey all, I'm alive and kicking again, and just wanted to see how the WP Zero abuse fight has been going. I am going to be a lot more active so if you need any help, just shoot me a message on my talk page. TJH2018talk 18:23, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
✓ Done Yann (talk) 20:23, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
Amin00rajate (talk · contribs) again. Yann (talk) 16:16, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Addition of flag filemover[edit]

Please assign me the flag filemovers. --NatigKrolik (talk) 14:27, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Your request on COM:RFR was declined 3 days ago, so please wait at least a few weeks before reapplying for this right. --Didym (talk) 14:45, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
Requested. --NatigKrolik (talk) 14:56, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
Did you even read my comment above? And by the way: do not remove parts of comments by other users. --Didym (talk) 15:04, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
User's most recent rename request. Proposed title: "File:Defense Secretary Jim Mattis greets Secretary of State Rex Tillerson before a meeting of the National Security Council with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence July 20, 2017, at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C (35875442602).jpg" Just a bit long. Also, neither Trump nor Pence appear in the image. --GRuban (talk) 15:35, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
 Not done No need to go forum shopping. Requests for rights belong at COM:RFR. Daphne Lantier 19:44, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

File:White horse.jpg[edit]

I guess Humayun1919 hasn't read Commons:Overwriting existing files, so this one needs revision deletion or history splitting. The upload comment might contain enough information to keep the upload if we believe the authorship claims of a user whose other uploads were copyright violations by a ratio of 7/7 and if we can assume that {{PD-Pakistan}} (which obviously isn't applicable to self-created works) was intended to be {{PD-self}}. LX (talk, contribs) 19:06, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

✓ Done I've done a history clean. Daphne Lantier 19:41, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

This File:The Rike-Kumler Co., Dayton, Ohio (1925).jpg image[edit]

What would you as an Admin or trusted user do with this 1925 US image? Is it PD or not. If it is not PD, is a DR an appropriate? Thank you, --Leoboudv (talk) 04:50, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Hi, I changed the license to {{PD-US-no notice}}. Regards, Yann (talk) 09:31, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Commons doesn't deliver the last version[edit]

Several days ago I updated File:Ante Batalla de Chorrillos.svg (a thicker orange line and bigger types) to Batalla de Chorrillos.svg this one but the server delivers still the old version to es:Batalla de San Juan y Chorrillos. Seldom because in es:Combate de La Rinconada de Ate is presented the new version. I tried with Ctrl+R but it doesn't get the right one. Can anyone of you do something?. --Juan Villalobos (talk) 08:54, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

It happened to me in the past. I just wait for several days.--Ymblanter (talk) 09:37, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
Try holding down Shift as well to bypass your browser's cache. LX (talk, contribs) 09:57, 23 July 2017 (UTC)