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Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in Tunisia[edit]

Excessive vandalism. --jdx Re: 08:30, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

✓ Done semi --A.Savin 08:53, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Greeshmas[edit]

Please block Greeshmas (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploadsblock user for continuing to upload nothing but copyright violations in spite of multiple warnings. Thanks, LX (talk, contribs) 19:02, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

✓ Done Эlcobbola talk 19:07, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

File:JR Central Shinkansen 700.jpg[edit]

Excessive vandalism. --jdx Re: 11:24, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

✓ Done Jianhui67 talkcontribs 11:48, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

File:Flag of Morocco.svg[edit]

According to the royal decree (I added source on page description) green color must be like the leaf of palm trees, I request unprotection in order to replace current green with #1D4716, palm leaf. —AymanFlad (talk) 14:44, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

I do not know. Palm leaves are light green and my paper encyclopedia shows also light green star. But current flag is sourced into official royal site. Taivo (talk) 07:02, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Review of a protection action[edit]

Could I have some independent views on whether User:Jcb's administrator action to indefinitely protect Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Google Art Project works in Museo Reina Sofia against non-sysop edits in order to ensure the DR could not be categorized with Category:Undelete in 2017, was an appropriate use of sysop rights? The discussion at User_talk:Jameslwoodward#Commons:Deletion_requests.2FFiles_in_Category:Google_Art_Project_works_in_Museo_Reina_Sofia provides some associated background explaining why the category was added and why photographs need to be reviewed in 2017, 80 years after they were taken by an anonymous photographer. Thanks -- (talk) 21:34, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

You have consumed way too much admin attention in this DR. Regardless of your contribution to the DR, you failed to cause an admin to decide in conflict with copyright regulations. There is no admin decision in favor of undeletion in 2017. Placing the DR in that category will probably lead to undeletion on 1 Jan 2017 and a new DR on 2 Jan 2017 with subsequent redeletion on 10 Jan 2017. Please stop gaming the system. Jcb (talk) 21:39, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
Please properly read and absorb the case and facts put forward in the DR. The photographer is anonymous, regardless of the word "unknown" appearing in the museum catalogue. Having an undeletion review in 2017 is appropriate as the photographs taken in Spain in 1936 have an excellent case to be demonstrably public domain. Please accept that it is not impossible for you to be wrong, and using your sysop tools to halt discussion, and make future deletion requests impossible to create in the process, is blatant misuse. -- (talk) 21:43, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

I'm not impressed that the discussion consisted almost entirely of Fae and Jcb arguing with each other, but being unimpressed is pretty normal where Fae and Jcb interact these days. I'm really disappointed to see Jcb taking administrative action where they're so clearly involved, and that's yet another step towards their eventual de-admin discussion, which is becoming more inevitable with every passing involved action. The administrator tools are not to be used to gain an advantage in a dispute, and that's what has happened in this case. I would ask that Jcb unprotects the page and then files a request for the page to be protected against further edits at the correct venue (here, in fact). Nick (talk) 21:55, 24 September 2016 (UTC)