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Three uploaders -- same photos[edit]

Please take a look at Ambb2003 (talk · contribs) aka "Crystal Lagoons", Ferquorum (talk · contribs) and Fernando Meza Albornoz (talk · contribs) who seem to be making promotional uploads for "Crystal Lagoons" property development. Some images were speedied, others have been sent to Deletion Nomination. Ellin Beltz (talk) 17:34, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Hi, These are suspicious enough that a check-user is needed. Regards, Yann (talk) 18:33, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
✓ Done. Ellin Beltz (talk) 17:42, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
ping Yann, The CU came back stale. Ellin Beltz (talk) 16:46, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Burtonskill & HappyTape socks[edit]

Hi, On the 16th Burtonskill had uploaded a BDSM image however due to it being speedied he then decided to create another account HappyTape which I assume was to avoid having his images deleted,
BK has since gone back to uploading with the other account,
The images were the same and HappyTape has been repeatedly warned to stop uploading copyvios however they've simply contiuned regardless,
Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 15:08, 19 February 2017 (UTC)

Yann warned HappyTape and I deleted last remaining upload of Burtonskill as copyright violation. Neither of them has now any edits. Maybe this is enough at moment, but if somebody wants to block, that's OK for me. Taivo (talk) 11:05, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
Okie dokie thanks for your help Taivo - Always appreciated :), –Davey2010Talk 15:58, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
At least we need a check-user, and block one of the account, if it is a sock. Regards, Yann (talk) 17:14, 20 February 2017 (UTC)


Mitosofire (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) On the file File:Dyl.jpg that Mitosofire uploaded, the file correctly failed the automated FlickrReview. The user then claimed it passed review, supposedly passed by Denniss. However, looking at the page history, Denniss never touched the file. I believe that this kind of action violates some of the most basic parts of Wikimedia Commons and should result in a block of some sort. Elisfkc (talk) 04:23, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

✓ Done. I blocked him/her for 6 months, because this was his/her second block during current year. Taivo (talk) 09:20, 20 February 2017 (UTC)


Kaunainchandiha (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploadsblock user – vandalism only account (here and on English Wikipedia). Keeps vandalising Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Kaunainchandiha. Please block and nuke their uploads. Thanks, LX (talk, contribs) 11:52, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

✓ Done I blocked him for a week before I saw this topic. And Ankry deleted his uploads. --jdx Re: 13:43, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

User talk:MaraBlackJakc[edit]

MaraBlackJakc (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploadsblock user

Multiple copyrights violations, some still on, even after notified. Épico (talk)/(contribs) 01:33, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

✓ Done I blocked him/her for a month. Taivo (talk) 08:55, 22 February 2017 (UTC)[edit] (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploadsblock user - Block evasion of (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploadsblock user. 02:41, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

✓ Done Blocked Ankry (talk) 06:19, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

File:Castillia.jpg and User:Santa maya[edit]

Santa maya (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploadsblock user has overwritten File:Castillia.jpg nine times, six time in the past few hours. They have ignored the overwrite notice on the reupload page and my note when reverting. They have ignored the edit warring warning. Kleuske has filed at ANU but since the user wished to ignore COM:OVERWRITE, action is needed. Bidgee (talk) 11:39, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

✓ Done Blocked for three days. Please let us know if this continues afterwards. Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 12:12, 22 February 2017 (UTC)


Pingdo (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploadsblock user disruptive behavior: batch DR'ed images uploaded by me with no valid reason (not even following proper procedure), only because they did not agree with my DR's. --Wcam (talk) 11:55, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

✓ Done @Wcam: I see you already warned the user. Let us know if this continues, no further action required until then. I will speedy close the DRs now. Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 12:16, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
@Srittau: Thank you, and it seems the user started to revert your edits now: Special:diff/234717913. --Wcam (talk) 13:41, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
@Wcam: Thank you for pointing this out. I gave the user a final warning. Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 13:50, 22 February 2017 (UTC)


Wcam (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploadsblock user Disruptive behavior: It's serious. The photos Wcam uploaded are just the same as the photos I uploaded. Howerver, he want to delete my photos. It's nonsense. And please be serious and be fair to me. --Pingdo (talk) 13:40, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

I have no ill intentions. I'm kind. --Pingdo (talk) 13:42, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

 Not done No action required. Valid deletion requests. Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 13:51, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

I just wonder why they're valid. Can you tell me? I just don't understand it. --Pingdo (talk) 13:58, 22 February 2017 (UTC)

David H. Holzman profile[edit]

I hope you can help me with this. I am new to Wikipedia, and was editing the David H. Holtzman profile. I updated the photo to one taken in 2016 to replace an older one that was ten years old. I thought I had done this correctly, but the photo was removed. I have gone through the process tonight to validate the photo, provide some background on what happened, and confirm that it is available for use in the public domain. I contacted David H. Holtzman who had originally given me the photo, and he is willing to send you corroborating information to that effect if it is necessary. I am glad that Wikipedia is so professional and serious about this. I hope that I have satisfied any concerns, and I have tried to remedy the situation in good faith tonight. Please let me know if this is okay, or if something further needs to be done. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AnnemarieSmith (talk • contribs) 03:01, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

@AnnemarieSmith: To publish a photo that was already publshed elsewhere, we need an evidence that it is freely licensed; likely a written permission from the photographer (not from the subject of the photo). Ankry (talk) 07:05, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
Hi AnnemarieSmith, please contact our support team, i.e. A permission by the photographer is required to keep this photo. Please do not reupload this photo again. As soon as the permission is accepted by the support team, the file will be restored. Regards, AFBorchert (talk) 07:48, 23 February 2017 (UTC)