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So I am having a bit of a problem with this user. They seem to be interested in increasing the intrinsic display size of various SVG logos, sometimes greatly bloating their original file size without any apparent improvement. As these are SVGs, this is not necessary since SVGs are scalable. I have reverted these files on occasion where the bloat was very large, but this user just keeps reverting. I freely admit my response on their talk page was not the most helpful, but they never responded until now with a quasi-threatening comment on my talk page. Since I don't think they will be likely to listen to me, can an admin discuss the SVG scalability with them? Fry1989 eh? 16:29, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

  • @Ragilnih: I agree with Fry1989 here. Bloating an SVG file from 2 KB to 50 KB just to change is size is not acceptable. In fact, re-uploading an SVG file just to change the size is usually unhelpful, since SVG files can be freely changed. Please cease those kinds of uploads. Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 16:43, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
  • @Fry1989, see the both SVGs closer. The smaller version is over-optimised and has some but visible defects (therefore is not the same thing), unlike the bigger version. Should be better to use the bigger version and optimise it. --Amitie 10g (talk) 11:25, 19 January 2017 (UTC)


In December, this editor was blocked twice for uploading nonfree files. At about the same time, they were blocked on en-wiki for related misuse of nonfree images. All of their past image uploads have been removed as copyright violations. Their previous blocks have expired. Over the last 24 hours, they uploaded about a dozen more nonfree images, with palpably false claims that the images were the editor's own work. When editors, including myself, placed deletion notices on their talk page, they responded by virtually blanking the talk page rather than supporting corrective action. It is time for an indefinite block. The Big Bad Wolfowitz (talk) 17:57, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

✓ Done Blanking talk pages is permitted, it shows the editor has read the notices; however, repeated uploads of copyright material, after two previous recent blocks, can only be met with an indef block, which I have applied. Rodhullandemu (talk) 18:14, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. Do the remainder of this editor's uploads need to be individually tagged for deletion, or will a blanket request be sufficient? (They're all transparently invalid "own work" uploads). The Big Bad Wolfowitz (talk) 18:29, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
I speedy deleted them as obvious copyright violations. Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 18:47, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, I was going to look at that but I had to do something else. Rodhullandemu (talk) 19:10, 13 January 2017 (UTC)


In spite of having been warned many times, L'honorable keeps on removing deletion request templates from some of his uploads (lately File:OStJ.jpg), even if he's perfectly aware of where the discussion takes place: Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by L'honorable. Could an admin ask him to refrain from doint it again? Best regards --Discasto talk 23:21, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

✓ Done I have given the user a last warning, since the previous warnings came from you, and the user was clearly upset about you. Please let us know if there are any more DR removals. Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 23:31, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
@Yann, Jcb, Clindberg, Jameslwoodward: I thought this might be your game Discasto. It begs the question, though, why on each and every occasion when you have unilaterally reverted my upload of OStJ you have failed to respond to my messages to you. I even ventured to suggest that you were angling to get me in trouble. This is an utterly poor show. This image has every right to be uploaded by me & I shall have no difficulty in proving so if it comes to that. BUT more to the point, why do you want to drag me into an Admin situation - I already made clear that I have just been released from a block on English Wiki, so it would appear to me that you, for reasons totally unknown, wish to cause trouble for me. The problem here though is that the image you persistently delete is my Decoration, my Photo & my Upload. So, if you have your way, you can bully me out of town just because you have taken exception to me. But why, you haven't even corresponded with me - until just now wherein you stated : "You actually asked for it --Discasto talk 23:22, 14 January 2017 (UTC)" - NO, I didn't ask for IT (whatever that may mean) - but this for sure looks like victimisation.
I shall co-operate fully with the Admins & trust that sense can prevail. Many thanks. L'honorable (talk) 23:34, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
@L'honorable: Please be careful in the case of edit conflicts. You removed my resolution above, which should not have happened. Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 23:41, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
Honestly I am getting it from all angles here & I sincerely did not mean to do that - didn't even know that I had done so - this is a cooked up attempt to get me blocked & it is working well. But why? L'honorable (talk) 23:46, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
What I did was upload an image of a decoration which was bestowed upon me by HRH. L'honorable (talk) 23:47, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

✓ Blocked 3 days for blanking the entire DR. [1] I didn't want to throw the book at him, hoping a few chapters will do. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 06:57, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

I think there is a real question of whether or not L'honorable's modest contributions are worth the vast amounts of Admin time he has consumed with his long rants on several talk pages at once (see my archives, as well as those of Discasto and Jcb) and at the DRs. Perhaps the block should be indefinite?

However, in fairness I point out that for File:OStJ.jpg he claims "own work". As Yann has pointed out at the DR, the image is very small and has no EXIF, but it doesn't show up in a Google search, so maybe it is in fact "own work". As Yann suggests, he could answer the question by uploading a larger version of the file with the EXIF. However, the question is moot because we have a variety of much better images of the medal at Category:Insignia of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, so File:OStJ.jpg should be deleted as "not useful"..     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 13:32, 15 January 2017 (UTC)

James is correct in any case but let's give the user a benefit of doubt. I hope they won't return to the same behavior next week. Happy editing. Wikicology (talk) 15:47, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
I agree with Wikicology. Give them the benefit of the doubt for now, but my next block would be indefinite. Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 18:13, 15 January 2017 (UTC)


Kailash29792 (talk · contribs) needs some advice as he continues copyvios image. --AntanO 11:02, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

If this is regarding that image of MGR, Sivaji and Gemini, I already said I'd try obtaining permission from the owner (not that easy as it sounds). And I don't think I've uploaded any other copyvio image of late. Kailash29792 (talk) 13:17, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

Drum brake anon IP causing trouble[edit]

See Commons:Deletion requests/File:Drum brake.jpg

GF only goes so far. Now it's vandalism from (talk · contribs). en:Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The People's Cube is maybe related.

Block them and save us all some trouble. Andy Dingley (talk) 23:52, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

✓ Done Blocked for a week. Rodhullandemu (talk) 00:08, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
Nonsense DR closed with keep. Seems there's not much to do at Oklahoma State University right now. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 04:02, 19 January 2017 (UTC)