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GXXF[edit]

GXXF (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log) Please block GXXF. This user is already blocked at en-wiki for disruptive editing. But now he/she is being disruptive here. This has been going on for some time now. 24 April: creating this strange template for this purpose. Please note that the files listed (at least a certain amount of them) are merely his own uploads. 27 April: invalid DR. 1 May: invalid overwrite. Same day: some strange SVG. Too sloppy. Bit problematic since this user also overwrites svg-files. 4 May: poorly sourced and zero effort in mentioning the author. Another strange svg. (Yet again, problematic if someone overwrites svg files.)

May six: another strange svg. This time he even added a license review tagg. May 9: invalid DR. May 13: creatin Template:InvalidSVG/testcases. May 19: yet another invalid DR. Pointless edit. May 15: personal art since not an official logo. (Just an example, user uploader more self-created unofficial logo’s.) May 16: another one. Informed by Perhelion that his overwrite behaviour is not okay. May 21: ruining a widely used template. May 23: Warned by Stein that he should not create user pages for other users. Same day: invalid overwrite dispites earlier message.

This user acts like Wikimedia Commons is some playground. I suggest we block this user as well. We can either spend a lot off volunteer time trying to explain even the most basic things (which they seem to have tried at en-wiki) or we can just call it a day and block this user indef. Please note that my list off problematic edits is far from being complete. Natuur12 (talk) 18:00, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Support indef. block. Disruption only account. --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:13, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
✓ Done Daphne Lantier 19:04, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Mintu Martin[edit]

Please block Mintu Martin (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploadsblock user for continuing to upload nothing but copyright violations with fraudulent authorship claims in spite of multiple warnings, which have been seen by the user, and a previous one-week block. LX (talk, contribs) 09:46, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

✓ Blocked for two weeks by User:Hystrix. Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 14:21, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

File:Sir Roger Moore Allan Warren.jpg[edit]

Please unlock for German description. --Harry Canyon (talk) 12:48, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

@Harry Canyon: What do you mean? It doesn't appear to be locked or protected, now or in the past.   — Jeff G. ツ 13:30, 25 May 2017 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: The site is protected by Commons:Auto-protected files/wikipedia/he. --Harry Canyon (talk) 13:45, 25 May 2017 (UTC)
@Harry Canyon: I see. The subject of this photo was very popular, and he will be sorely missed. Because this photo used in the "In the news" section of Hebrew Wikipedia's Main Page (concerning his death), it is subject to Commons:Auto-protected files to prevent image overwrite vandalism. You can wait or submit your German description of it here or on File talk:Sir Roger Moore Allan Warren.jpg.   — Jeff G. ツ 14:35, 25 May 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply, then I wait. --Harry Canyon (talk) 15:11, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

✓ Done --Harry Canyon (talk) 15:11, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

vertically mirrored images to avoid copyvio-detection[edit]

I have blocked new Sogomonyan (talk · contribs) for 6 months as he/she uploaded a number of copyviolating photos of the imperial family of Japan, which were intentionally flipped/mirrored to avoid immediate detection as copyvios. I such a case of deliberate copyvio, AGF is no longer possible. IMO, even an indef block would be justified. --Túrelio (talk) 21:19, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

I've changed the block to indefinite. We don't need people on Commons who are intentionally uploading copyvios and disguising them. Daphne Lantier 22:15, 25 May 2017 (UTC)
✓ Done Files deleted. Yann (talk) 22:51, 25 May 2017 (UTC)