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Wuestenigel (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploadsblock user[edit]

This is a User with more than 10.000 files shot by his own and uploaded on Commons via flickr2commons.

He doesn't use a description nor categories for these files, and - what's most important - has uploaded many copyvios like logos, comic and lego characters, designed packages, craftswork and so on.

He acts like this since 2014 and therefore received several warnings on his user talk page. Since now he never answered or changed his behaviour.

On 16th November I wrote him as an Admin and requested that he should speedy delete all his copyvios. He answered, that he won't upload copyvios in the future and deleted ~ 29 files, all clear copyvios (so he knows, what is my concern).

On 21st November he uploaded the next copyvios, f.i. File:Kind findet den verloren gegangenen Ball (38397556906).jpg.

On 23rd November I gave him a final warning and time for one week to clean up his stock of files. He just answered and did nothing. --Emha (talk) 14:51, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Hi Emha,

you wrote me and I replied. I also took action and deleted a lot of pictures. The lego pic you mentioning was just a mistake. Mistakes happen.

As you can see here ( I also take care that really a lot of images are being adjusted just right now.

--Wuestenigel (talk) 14:54, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

That is not you who is placing categories in some of your files. --Superbass (talk) 20:24, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
Indeed, that is me. He asked me to help him sort things out adding cats to his uploads, since he is not a proficient user at these sort of things. So I believe he means to do right but is misguided and needs time to do so (but COI so disregard this).--Zidanie5 (talk) 08:45, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
The question is: why does a "not proficient user" upload > 10.000 files with really bad metadata (categories are obligatory!) and leaving them completely alone afterwards? There happened many "mistakes" since 2014 and no responses. --Emha (talk) 10:06, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
The problem isn't solved, as you can see on the several new sectors on his talkpage since the starting of this request. --Emha (talk) 09:43, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
...And if User:Wuestenigel adds categories they're crap e.g.. Those files uploaded without any description nor proper categorization are actually worthless for this project. --Jotzet (talk) 18:27, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

Blocked user returns with a new account but also with blockable behavior[edit]

A blocked user has returned with a new account but also with blockable behavior. The new account is Kgw1226 and the original account is Kim geonwoo. As shown at the original account was blocked for unfree image uploading, and the new account has probably done this too as discussed at Commons:Deletion requests/File:Lei Jun.jpg. I believe that the two accounts are the same, firstly because I think Kgw means Kim geonwoo but also because the remaining uploads of the original account as shown at Special:ListFiles/Kim_geonwoo look similar to the photos uploaded at the new account as shown at Special:ListFiles/Kgw1226. What looks to be a self admission albeit in Korean is visible at Revision of User talk:Kim geonwoo --Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 16:20, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

That last diff is "I no longer use $Kim_geonwoo. Contact $Kgw if you need me". Looking. — regards, Revi 12:57, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
And... I don't believe outright block is appropriate. Left a {{end of copyvio}}, and another note in the language he understands (Korean) to look at COM:License/ko. If he continues, he will face the consequences of ignoring {{end of copyvio}}. — regards, Revi 13:05, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

User:NIGPRO Records[edit]

Please block this user. You can pick your own reason, either this name represents a real record label, which isn’t permitted without evidence, or it is a made up record label with an obvious racial slur in it. I have also nominated all their uploads for speedy deletion. Beeblebrox (talk) 23:45, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done. NIGPRO is not mentioned in, so admins (including me) deleted all his/her uploads, mostly as out of project scope. I think, that blocking is not needed at moment. Taivo (talk) 13:47, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the deletions. Not sure I follow your logic on not blocking. Seeems like an inappropriate username any way you slice it. Beeblebrox (talk) 18:50, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
If your second hypothesis is correct it would be pretty clear-cut, but policy seems unclear on what to do in the first case; see COM:Role account.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 21:49, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
I was going by Commons:Username policy:Use of the names of "organizations" is prohibited unless you provide evidence that you are or represent the respective organization. seems pretty clear to me. I also don’t believe the second point is just a hypothesis, as one of their deleted uploads was a fake album cover for a pice called “Gay Nigga Hours.” Beeblebrox (talk) 01:25, 16 January 2018 (UTC)


Raymondskie99 (talk · contribs)

Uploading unfree files. Continued to do so after their last block expired. Doesn't look like they got the message. --Majora (talk) 03:35, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done. I blocked him for a week. Taivo (talk) 09:06, 16 January 2018 (UTC)