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Varför kan man inte tävla med en film?? Måste det bara bara en bild på skyddat naturområde? ÅsaLykke (talk) 16:16, 21 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Rörliga bilder film[edit]

Jag menar Måste det bara vara en bild? Går det inte att tävla med en film?? ÅsaLykke (talk) 16:18, 21 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vilken tävling pratar du om? --Achim55 (talk) 16:31, 21 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Pinging @ÅsaLykke as Original Poster.   — 🇺🇦Jeff G. please ping or talk to me🇺🇦 11:18, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Jp den tex[edit]

My name is JP Den Tex, I'm a Dutch singer/songwriter with English language songs. I've already made a sandbox draft proposal of a succinct english summary and would like to go public with it in the short term. I've also uploaded a recent picture by Dutch photographer Koos Breukel. How to proceed from here is unclear to me, I'm a bit in the dark righ now. Could someone please help me out? Jp den tex (talk) 14:22, 22 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • @Jp den tex: I assume the "sandbox draft" is en:User talk:Jp den tex/sandbox. We can't really say or do much here on Commons about something on en-wiki, but do make sure you have read and conformed to COI|their policy on conflicts of interest or you are very likely to have your account blocked there.
  • As for File:Photo JP Den Tex (Wiki).jpg, who owns the copyright? By default it would be the photographer. If he has formally signed it over to you, we need you to go through the process outlined at COM:VRT to provide the document that transfers the copyright to you. If not, we need him to go through the process outlined at [[COM:VRT] to grant the claimed license. Otherwise, this is going to end up being deleted. - Jmabel ! talk 18:04, 22 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Personal sandbox in Wikimedia Commons[edit]

I'm learning how to use WMC but can't find the equivalent of the Personal Sandbox that I can set up in Wikipedia. Can you have a personal sandbox in WMC and if so how do I set one up? Thanks, Whistian Whistian (talk) 16:22, 22 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, you can create subpages in your userspace. Creating your main user page User:Whistian is optional, but it might be a good start. A user subpage begins with the name of the main user page, followed by a slash, followed by the specific name you want to give to your subpage. It would look like, for example, User:Whistian/Sandbox, where you can replace Sandbox with whatever you want. -- Asclepias (talk) 17:21, 22 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Many thanks. Where can I find 'Help' with how to use my Sandbox? I tried to upload a photo to it, but found the photo - 'Frieze 191001.jpg' - has gone into Wikimedia Commons, not into my personal sandbox. How can I delete this? I wan to experiment with uploading photos, creating categories and galleries etc, in my sandbox, and then delete them all again. How can I do this? Thanks again for your help. Whistian Whistian (talk) 08:42, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You cannot. The concept of a sandbox makes sense in Wikipedia. There you can start writing an article and it will not be indexed by search engines and other users can see, that it is not an article in Wikipedia, but only some scribbling in your sandbox, that may or may not become part of Wikipedia. Commons however (while useing the MediaWiki Software) is a media database. Each and every media file that is uploaded to Commons is public at once and gets indexed by search engines. It has to be in scope and has to be freely licensed - otherwise it will be deleted. When you upload a file you give it to the public and you are not entitled to withdraw it. (There is however the possibility of a courtesy deletion. Within seven days you can ask for a deletion and if the file is not used, this will be granted as a courtesy). C.Suthorn ( (talk) 11:23, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Add: There is no way to "upload a file to an article". Every uploaded file can be used for every article or cause (which includes using it in your article). C.Suthorn ( (talk) 11:30, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for quick your reply. Is there another way to learn how to use WMC to set up categories, galleries, mix audio, video and text files with picture files, etc without all my 'scribblings' becoming public? Whistian Whistian (talk) 15:26, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Use visual editor with commons:sandbox[edit]

I want to experiment with WMC using the Sandbox for uploading files etc, but the only editor available is the text editor: visual editor is grayed-out. How can I use the visual editor with Commons:Sandbox. Thanks, Whistian Whistian (talk) 09:36, 25 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

VisualEditor is still a text editor, only with the difference that what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG editor). Meaning all of the formatting and visuals on the page are represented "as is", unlike the wikitext editor, which represents formatting and visuals on the page in the form of an editable wikitext syntax. There is no sandbox for uploading files to the wiki. Files once uploaded become public, and experiments are usually marked for speedy deletion as they're often out of scope. If you want to test out uploading a file to a wiki, you can create one on your localhost machine, if you download the MediaWiki software, or you can create a wiki on one of the wiki farms that are running MediaWiki software (like Miraheze or Fandom). I strongly suggest you to create a localhost wiki on your machine for testing purposes. Polda18 D C 11:46, 25 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ne kadar güvenmeliyim?[edit]

Merhaba vikipediden bir kaç araştırma yapıyordum ve kendi kendime sormaya başladım. Bu siteye ne kadar güvenmeliyim yani bilgilerin sahih olduğunu nasıl anlaya bilirim? Enisar (talk) 09:31, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How confident should I be?
Hello, I was doing some research on Wikipedia and I started asking myself. How much should I trust this site, so how do I know if the information is authentic?
translator: Google Translate via   — 🇺🇦Jeff G. please ping or talk to me🇺🇦 11:15, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Enisar: Merhaba ve hoş geldiniz. Lütfen en:Reliability of Wikipedia ne yazık ki Türkçe karşılığı yoktur.
Hi, and welcome. Please see en:Reliability of Wikipedia, which unfortunately has no Turkish language equivalent.   — 🇺🇦Jeff G. please ping or talk to me🇺🇦 11:15, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
See also Wikipedia:Researching with Wikipedia. - Jmabel ! talk 15:42, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Irish / Gaeilge language portal of Wiki Loves Earth (Northern Ireland; Six Counties)[edit]

Living in the Six Counties (Northern Ireland)?

Just a heads up that you can read about the fabulous Wiki Loves Earth WLE competition in either Irish or English on the new portal here. This year, it will last two months: June and July. Let me know if you have any questions. Enjoy! Llywelyn2000 (talk) 11:52, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Source info when overwriting file that is my own work?[edit]

I'm trying to upload a new version of an existing file in the Commons that is my "own work" and is labelled as such in the Summary for it. The "Describing your uploads" section at the top of the upload page includes the following: "Source: The URL where you found the file, or write 'own work' if it is your own creation." But, when I write "own work" in the "Source URL" field of the "Source file" section and try to upload the file, the Commons refuses it with the warning "Invalid URL: own work." What am I missing here? Johnlumea (talk) 16:34, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Do you try to upload a file, or are you using the "upload a new file version" link from an existing file? Reuploading ignores source/info fields, it should not be possible to fail because of that. Which upload tool do you use? C.Suthorn ( (talk) 19:36, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm using the "Upload a new version of this file" link on this page. Johnlumea (talk) 22:28, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok. There are radio buttons. You either upload from your local file - or from a file on the web. "source" on this form does not mean the same as "source" in the file description. C.Suthorn ( (talk) 22:58, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. It's not clear that the radio buttons are presenting an either/or choice. Leaving the "Source URL" field blank enabled me to upload the file. Johnlumea (talk) 16:36, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Johnlumea: Hi, and welcome. In computerized user interfaces, round radio buttons are exclusive - you may only use one, like the buttons on analog car radios for tuning to one radio station. Square checkboxes are different, you may use more than one, like checkboxes for a to-do list or grocery list on paper. Sometimes, the radio buttons are not round or the checkboxes are not square.   — 🇺🇦Jeff G. please ping or talk to me🇺🇦 10:53, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Johnlumea: "own work" ≠ URL.   — 🇺🇦Jeff G. please ping or talk to me🇺🇦 10:59, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What are you doing?[edit]

Information about uploaded files is truncated. Exhaust licenses and categories. Here are some examples:

Please take steps to restore order. Sincerely Алексей Потупин дипломированный географ 1974 (talk) 18:48, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


كيف يمكنني تغير اسم الصفحة الخاصة بي ؟ شكرا 20:03, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Google translate says this is asking "How can I change the name of my page?" but I have no idea what would be meant here by "my page." - Jmabel ! talk 03:43, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Personal profile[edit]

Hi Team, there is a profile on myself in wikipedia (Vad Anita) in which I am trying to change the picture of myeslf. I even tried to upload a photo of myself but i received the notification that it is deleted due to copyright issue (it was my own personal photo) can you please help me how I can solve this problem? 2001:4C4C:1A90:E100:E985:6AD0:CD34:67C1 20:17, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You need to go to Commons:Undeletion and request to get the image undeleted Trade (talk) 20:19, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Please do not do that when the photo is not deleted. -- Asclepias (talk) 14:33, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@ Vad Anita: who took the photo? If it was not a "selfie": did they formally sign copyright over to you? Has it been published elsewhere? All of these things will affect what we need to do to get it appropriately on Commons. Also, if you uploaded a photo, you must have an account. Things are a lot clearer if you log in to make edits like this one here on the talk page. It makes it possible to "ping" you. - Jmabel ! talk 03:45, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Vad Anita: The file File:Anita Vad.jpg is not deleted yet. For now, it only has a problem tag, added by an administrator of Hungarian Wikipedia, User:Regasterios, asking for evidence of some sort of pemission. So, what do you mean by "it was my own personal photo"? Do you mean that you took this photo yourself as a self-portrait? If not, the copyright owner will have to confirm the free license (see Commons:VRT). Also, it may seem a little strange that the photo is taken in front of a poster for a 2022 event if it was taken on 22 May 2023 . -- Asclepias (talk) 14:30, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is it possible to upload a public domain film/video regardless of when it was first created?[edit]

I'm thinking of uploading a full video of A Computer Animated Hand since it's in public domain but i just wanna make sure if it's possible to upload any public domain films such as A Computer Animated Hand regardless of what year they were made. RayKVega (talk) 21:58, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If you can demonstrate that it is public domain or free licensed, fine. Try to explain the specific reason as best you can. I'm not familiar with this case, but possibly {{PD-US-no notice}} may apply or possibly {{PD-US-defective notice}}? -- Infrogmation of New Orleans (talk) 22:06, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@RayKVega The year usually matters at least somewhat for whether something is in the public domain. Why do you think the film is public domain? —‍Mdaniels5757 (talk • contribs) 22:13, 23 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Automated download script[edit]

Does anyone know of a way perhaps via script to download a copy of everything a user has uploaded? I am looking to download a complete set of my own uploads, over 1500 of them. --Don (talk) 00:21, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

foto schilderij[edit]

Ik heb een schilderij (origineel) van Evert Scheffers van een havenzicht in Groningen en zie dat dat havenzicht een eigen pagina heeft met een foto van dezelfde panden. Kan ik deze foto naar die pagina uploaden? Het betreft oosterhaven 2-6 in Groningen. Nick Abeln (talk) 09:19, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Probably not. Owning a physical work of art has nothing to do with owning the intellectual property rights to it. - Jmabel ! talk 15:13, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Draft not accepted because of conflicts of interest[edit]

I am trying to create a wiki entry about the project I have been working. However, it has been rejected because of conflict of interest. In the draft I have provided the references about the project published in peer review high ranked journals. A scientific method, which has many associated publications, is already checked by the specialists and I believe the research group should be allowed to create a wiki page about the project. 09:53, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, You are on the wrong board. This is Wikimedia Commons, and solely concern about media files. For articles, please see the relevant Wikipedia. Thanks, Yann (talk) 09:57, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Heading embedded in a SUP?[edit]

I'd been attempting some delinting, and came across the following:-

A heading inside an SUP is not well formed HTML, I am wondering if the original contributor here wanted a smaller heading? What would an appropriate delinted version be, preferably something that a user with AWB rights can do en-masse? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 11:40, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Shawn Scott Schatzke.jpg[edit]

Why/When was this deleted? I don't even remember posting this, thanks. 15:18, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Convenience link: File:Shawn Scott Schatzke.jpg. - Jmabel ! talk 16:59, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If you are User:Shawnscotts, then you posted it 15:22, 24 September 2021 (and it would be helpful to log in when asking about things that relate to your account). If you are anyone else, then you didn't post it.
It was deleted as an advertisement. Posting a picture with Category:Trustworthy, Category:Sophisticated, Category:Intelligent, Category:Category:Handsome probably drew some negative attention that the image might not otherwise have gotten. - Jmabel ! talk 17:03, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The associated en:Draft:Shawn Scott Schatzke by Shawnscotts was deleted on similar grounds. DMacks (talk) 17:26, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Clarissa Burt[edit]

Hello, I am Clarissa Burt and I made some edits to my page today. I uploaded an image and wanted to put it on my page. My page has now disappeared and it seems when I search my name it's in another language? Sorry, I'm so lost! Clarissa Burt (talk) 19:27, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Your" page is here en:Clarissa_Burt, i.e. in English Wikipedia. This site is Wikimedia Commons. Ruslik (talk) 20:03, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Clarissa Burt: due to your conflict of interest you should not be making edits directly to an article about yourself. Instead, on the enwiki, where the article is located, as mentioned above, you should make an "edit request" over there on your article talk page per the instructions in this link w:WP:Edit request. Also who is the photographer of the file you uploaded File:A Clarissa headshot 2 burned.png whose background looks really terrible. The copyright holder needs to release the image under a free licence that we accept. Can you not make a better background? Otherwise please upload the original file and ask the Commons:Graphic Lab/Photography workshop if they can remove, reduce or blur out the background, to make it look better. Ww2censor (talk) 22:30, 24 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File uploader (for a group of files)[edit]

I used to use Vicuna Uploader to upload a group of files. I have a new Windows 11 computer. I downloaded its Zip file and extracted the files. When I click on vivuna.bat, Windows doesn't want to run it. If I tell it to run it anyway, it shows a window for a fraction of a second and then it disappears.

I decided to try PrettyPat. I downloaded its jar file, but I can't get it to do anything.

Can someone help me get a program to upload a group of files to Commons on my computer? Bubba73 (talk) 05:11, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A jar-File is a Java-Application and will only run if a Java-JRE is installed on the Computer. You can download and install the JRE from Oracle or from OpenJDK. Vicuna is also a Java application. The UploadWizard can upload up to 150 or 500 files in a single batch. At Windows 11 you can have a virtual Android device in Windows and use the Offroader-App in the virtual Android. C.Suthorn ( (talk) 05:30, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, I must need to download the Jave-JRE. I've only used the UploadWizard to upload individual files. In Vicuna, I could put ina name, the description, and categories on the first one and apply that to the rest of the group. Can UploadWizard do that? Bubba73 (talk) 05:49, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes UploadWizard has checkboxes and a button to copy the text parts from the first file that you select to all other files and auto-increments the file number (maximum 3 digit numbers). C.Suthorn ( (talk) 20:24, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

can I upload a newspaper article's image which I need as a reference in my wikipedia post's reference[edit]

I need a link for the newspaper article published in the year 2015, as I couldn't find that in the archives or online e-paper, I need to upload the image or pdf of the article somewhere to generate a link for the same to use it in the wikipedia's post reference. Can I do that by uploading it in wikimedia commons? if I cite the paper, date, headline properly to avoid any copyright issue? Siwaniagrawal340 (talk) 06:32, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Short answer: no. Citing the paper, date and headline properly isn't enough to avoid copyright issue. Commons doesn't allow Fair Use material like English Wikipedia does. The image is most likely copyright protected and you can only link to the article. Anyone can follow references and check them themselves, which includes displaying additional images right in the source. Uploading that image to Commons would be copyright infringement. If you absolutely need to use the image in the Wikipedia article, then you may have to upload it to Wikipedia directly, under a Non-free rationale policy. Not all images would be accepted however. Especially photographs may be subject of rejection, because photographs are usually something people can take themselves. Especially illustration imagery (photographs added for illustration purposes, not depicting the real thing). You may also ask on English Wikipedia's help desk for further informations. Polda18 D C 09:18, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Not all Wikipedias allow fair use, and e.g. Wikipedia in English require the image to be used in the article, which I assume isn't welcome in this case. You might want to add a relevant word-by-word quote (if there are specific sentences that contain the facts you cite) to the reference template, which together with the other information should be enough for cursory checks. You might want to keep a copy of the paper (or a scan) to be able to give more details if requested at some point; sadly, old papers are often awkward to lay hands on (they are kept in some archives and libraries, but you may need to travel to access them). –LPfi (talk) 09:53, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I wouldn't call a 2015 newspaper "old", and electronic version certainly exists somewhere (even if it is behind a paywall). But yeah, not all Wikipedias allow Fair Use. I was specifically talking about English Wikipedia (though there are multiple Wikipedias that do allow Fair Use as well). I actually come from Wikipedia that doesn't allow Fair Use, Czech Wikipedia, so I know there are those wikis. I must say that I'm fairly jealous of English Wikipedia, as they can to some extent use copyright protected material under non-free media use rationale, of course justified with reasons why a free medium cannot exist. A lot of those images are music cover arts, logos and typography that is unique enough to be protected by copyright. We can't have those, even if we wished. Polda18 D C 12:44, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The problem is that common libraries (at least here) get rid of newspapers after a year or so. The newspapers themselves have archives, and you can get the paper or a scan from legal deposit libraries, but that is awkward if you don't live close – and for big languages you need to be lucky to do. If there are online copies, then fine, but the OP didn't find any. –LPfi (talk) 17:31, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, yes. If there is no online source, then it's a bit problematic to verify the reference, especially if you're not local. But I would argue that many of the newspapers are at least available in various deposits throughout US, so you don't really have to travel far. The only problem is when you're not a US resident and want to verify a US newspaper. I don't believe you can find one in Canada or even Europe. That would be my case. Honestly, if you fail to find the source online, it doesn't necessarily mean it's not online. Chances are there might be an online source, but it may be poorly indexed (either not indexed at all, or found somewhere at 20th page of Google search results, which most people don't really even look for). The issue is most people don't really have much time to scout for sources online when it comes to verification, and physical scout for sources verification is time consuming as well, so most people just take the informations for granted. Which is why fabulation articles sometimes slip under the radar. This is also problem when creating articles entirely from scratch, because if you can't find sources online, you have to get physical access, which does take a lot of time. That's why I only translate already created articles from English to Czech. License does actually make it possible, so it's not like I would violate copyright by doing it. I always state that the article is a translation. There is a link to the exact revision I took informations from (which I always fill in afterwards, because I want it to be as recent as possible, so when I have it finished and it waits for a quality check - which I perform myself frankly - I check if there are some new informations or some new changes, and update the article draft, and check the quality of it again, then if everything is okay, I release the article to the wild). But I do want to make some of my own articles as well, from scratch. Right now I don't really have much time for it though. Polda18 D C 16:09, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I suppose US newspapers are reasonably easy, as there are a lot of US people able to check some deposit. For a smaller country, especially if it doesn't have a developed deposit system available to the public, there might be nobody around to get to the copy. –LPfi (talk) 21:10, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
One of the best ways to make the papers available to all worldwide would be to simply upload it to Internet Archive. It should be however stated that if someone does it, it's on their own risk if the material uploaded is still under copyright protection. Internet Archive has a large library of digitized books which you can lend online. It works just like in a real library, where there is a physical copy of the book, and one person can lend it at the same time. Sometimes there are multiple copies, so more people can lend the same book. Digital lending is supposed to work like that as well. When world was on lockdown during Covid pandemic, Internet Archive lifted restrictions for lending, which ultimately led to publishers sueing Internet Archive. That would be bad if they succeeded as this would set up precedense and could hurt digital lending altogether. Internet Archive wouldn't be the only one who would be in danger. Newspapers could be sent to Internet Archive to digitize as well, and have it being available for a digital lend would be amazing. Polda18 D C 06:06, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just to clarify on another aspect, though: you can cite paper references. The standard template on en-wiki for citing a newspaper is en:Template:Cite news. If there is no URL to cite, that's fine, just fill out the other fields. - Jmabel ! talk 14:54, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Add images[edit]

Hi! I’m new to Wikipedia, and would like to know how to add images to articles. Any tips? Flora Tribe 612 (talk) 18:07, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please, see en:Help:Pictures. Ruslik (talk) 20:30, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Copyright on images planned to add onto an article[edit]

Hello, I am planning to add a company logo image onto an article. I can't find any images of this specific logo on Wikimedia Commons so I found the logo I was looking for on the company's website. How can I check this logo is suitable for addition onto articles without infringing on any copyright laws?

Thank you RossDG8 (talk) 20:56, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RossDG8: Depending on the actual design and country of origin, the logo might not even be copyrightable. Otherwise one must obtain the image from the company under a free licence we accept, however, if that is not forthcoming, on the enwiki one may be able to add a copyrightable logo under their strict non-free media criteria for such images. Please provide the website of the logo so we can advise you further. Ww2censor (talk) 21:45, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply] RossDG8 (talk) 22:17, 26 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@RossDG8: That logo should be {{PD-textlogo}} in pretty much any country. - Jmabel ! talk 01:31, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Which means you could upload it here and then use it in the article. What is our practice on attributing the author of logos? I assume logos are mostly {{Anonymous}}, but not always, so that template should not be used without checking. {{Own}} is obviously wrong. Often the company is put there, but a company cannot be an author. Leaving the field blank causes a warning on the file description page. –LPfi (talk) 06:50, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi! how can i upload an anthem onto wikimedia cause i really need it for my infobox. thanks! Nathaniel Gambao (talk) 00:47, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • @Nathaniel Gambao: Typically no. Most recordings are copyrighted, and even many national anthems are copyrighted. What anthem in particular is this about? - Jmabel ! talk 01:32, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I have spent most of the day trying to make a simple nomination for deletion. I listed the notice on the article. Every time I try to list the article in the log for AfD, I get new objections. In fact, the general outline is unclear of what goes where, how subpages are made, etc. At this point all I want to do is withdraw the nomination. Do I just delete the edit ot the Article page? (I did made one nomination several years ago. It was very easy. The discussion was quite civilized and the article was deleted. This time it seems there are numberous other hoops to jump through. I guess this is the result of the increasing bureaucratization of Wikipedia.) AnthroMimus (talk) 02:18, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@AnthroMimus: this is a bit confusing. This is Wikimedia Commons, and in general we don't have articles. What exactly are you intending to nominate for deletion/discussion? Is it even on this site? - Jmabel ! talk 03:32, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@AnthroMimus: Hi, and welcome. Your AfD had two problems. On the article itself, you sent it to AfD while there was an active PROD in this edit; Sammi Brie corrected that in this other edit. The second problem is that you misspelled "Mamiya" as "Mayima" and used "{{subst:AFD|subpage}}" in this third edit creating the misspelled subpage en:Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ron Mayima (you should have used "{{subst:afd2|pg=Ron Mamiya|cat=|text=}} ~~~~" with the text filled in); I compensated for that in these edits. Please read en:Wikipedia:Articles for deletion thoroughly, and en:WP:BEFORE before trying an AfD again.   — 🇺🇦Jeff G. please ping or talk to me🇺🇦 10:27, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Newspaper clipping from unknown paper in c1934[edit]

I have an old newspaper clipping with a photo of Ponzi being released from Prison and a headline that shows he is being rearrested on a warrant for deportation. I don't know which paper it is from, so trying to determine if permission is needed to post a photo of this clipping from 1934 (believed to be a Boston area paper). Nathanbrassard (talk) 11:26, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Nathanbrassard: Hi, and welcome. What was the exact headline?   — 🇺🇦Jeff G. please ping or talk to me🇺🇦 11:42, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Nathanbrassard: . If you can tell me which newspaper I can check if they renewed copyright. You could also do so at Abzeronow (talk) 16:47, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Почему я не могу загрузить авторскую фотографию?[edit]

Почему я не могу загрузить авторскую фотографию? Вижу, что эта проблема не только у меня - очень много российских страниц Википедии без фотографий. Я профессиональный фотограф. Как мне подтвердить свое авторство? это нереально абсолютно! Прочитав все материалы по теме я понимаю, что это нереально абсолютно Mash Ka Art Cinema (talk) 20:28, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Если фотография не была нигде ранее опубликована, можно просто загрузить её и пометить с помощью {{Self}}. Ruslik (talk) 20:49, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
+ Прочтите Commons:Волонтёрская команда содействия. - Jmabel ! talk 20:52, 27 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help request by PTRMDX[edit]

problems uploading images PTRMDX (talk) 14:05, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • @PTRMDX: You are going to have to be a lot more specific for someone to help you! What upload tool? Within Commons, or a cross-wiki upload? What did you try to do? What, exactly happened? - Jmabel ! talk 16:50, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Arrow mismatch between SVG and PNGs[edit]

I recently uploaded File:Polttoainehankinta_Threat_Scenario_C.svg, and there appears to be a significant mismatch between how the arrow heads are rendered in the SVG original versus the mediawiki generated PNGs. Is this something I need to fix in the file itself? I used Inkscape to add the arrows, in case that matters. Ljleppan (talk) 16:39, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fixed using the instructions at Help:SVG#Frequently asked questions. Ljleppan (talk) 19:45, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

comment partager ma vidéo sur wiki[edit]

partager une video Azizbenalla (talk) 22:13, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wiki loves Earth[edit]

Es gibt einen Fotowettbewerb der, wie angekündigt, bis 31.05.2023 laufen sollte. Trotzdem ist er plötzlich verschwunden inkl. Links! Wie soll man jetzt noch teilnehmen? Gachduffel (talk) 22:41, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2023 - Jmabel ! talk 23:23, 28 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

image not appearing[edit]

I uploaded an image and used it in a biography I updated. However the image is not appearing on the person's wiki profile. Is there anything else I need to do? Dotmantek (talk) 18:15, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • @Dotmantek: It would be very useful to know what image and what article. You seem to have uploaded two (nearly identical) images, both claimed as own work (which frankly seems unlikely for images like this). Are you claiming to have taken the photograph(s)? If so, and presuming they are from a digital camera, would you please upload the unaltered photographs, full resolution as they came from the camera? If not, then the claim of "own work" is false, and you cannot offer a license to use someone else's work!
  • File:Ambassador Eniola Ajayi.jpg appears in en:Eniola Olaitan Ajayi, so I have no idea what you may mean by a "wiki profil" where it doesn't appear. - Jmabel ! talk 18:56, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • However, I see a day later that has been deleted as a copyright violation. - Jmabel ! talk 23:11, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Description of image[edit]

How to add description of image you upload Amber nadia mahmood (talk) 19:33, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fixing discrepant coords[edit]

At File:Stop the Killing in Gaza. (41745432595).jpg I have made several efforts to correct the SDC coords (which incorrectly give East latitude rather than West). Everything seems "normal" but then my changes never seem to stick. Does anyone either understand what is going on here or know how to make it work correctly? The coords given in the Wikitext appear to be correct. - Jmabel ! talk 20:48, 29 May 2023 (UTC) Similarly for File:Arrest Ehud Barak - "Butcher of Gaza" (41528150625).jpg. - Jmabel ! talk 20:58, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help with images[edit]

Hello, could someone help me upload the following images, if possible. I don't know if they meet the requirements to upload them. The images: image1 image2 image3 image4 image5 image6. Muwatallis II (talk) 22:03, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The links just have pictures with no description giving any information like photographer credit nor copyright status. Unless the image comes from somewhere where it is explicitly given a free license by the copyright holder, or can be shown to be free licensed for some other reason (for example very old image out of copyright), it does not belong here on Commons. See Commons:Licensing. Hope this helps. Cheers, -- Infrogmation of New Orleans (talk) 22:22, 29 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Muwatallis II The first image has a size of 200x151 pixels. It is a thumbnail. Find the actual image. There is no real use at commons for that. C.Suthorn ( (talk) 05:44, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't know how to delete an image. --Qwer0987654321 (talk) 15:09, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I deleted your file, which is a copyright violation. Yann (talk) 15:44, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Soy escritor y periodista. He publicado siete libros en México y soy coautor de otro en España. Trato de subir mi semblanza, pero el sistema no acepta textos en word. ¿En qué formato debo subirlo? Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga (talk) 21:42, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

¿Alguien podrá hacer favor de ayudarme a subir la información? Solo necesito saber en qué formato subir el texto. Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga (talk) 21:47, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Santiago Galicia Rojon Serrallonga: Aquí en Wikimedia Commons no hay ni "textos" ni artículos. Quizás Vd intentó preguntar en la wikipedia en español, pero wikipedia no se permite escribir un artículo sobre su mismo. Jmabel ! talk 23:07, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
es:Wikipedia:Conflicto de interés - Jmabel ! talk 23:09, 30 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Breach of license terms and abuse[edit]

Hello, my friend Lmmima generously gave this image to Commons with a CC Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. A buzz website called Screen Mix has used the image—which is of couscous in Casablanca, Morocco—without attribution and has labeled it as Algerian, causing nationalist noise on social media. This user is now caught in the crossfire dealing with unwelcome attention and possibly harassment on her social media account from nationalists arguing about the image. What recourse is there for these kinds of situations? إيان (talk) 03:51, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dyolf77, might you have any recommendations? إيان (talk) 03:53, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi إيان. It's unfortunate that such a thing is happening to your friend, but there's not really much that Commons can do to help out. If the issue was related to the way the file was being used on Commons or on some other Wikimedia Foundation project, then perhaps something could be down. However, as explained in COM:ENFORCE, it's up to copyright holders to enforce the terms of the licenses they release their work under. Even if the file were to be deleted from Commons, there would be no way to stop someone who's already downloaded it from continuing to use. Your friend might need need to contact a lawyer familiar with intellectual property rights in the jurisdiction where they live to see what their options are. It's possible that they could try a en:DMCA takedown notice, but I've got no idea how such a thing would play out in the jurisdications where your friend lives and where the reuser of the photo lives. -- Marchjuly (talk) 05:08, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi @إيان, thanks for pointing this to me, and I feel so sorry about @Lmmima. As a starting point, can we adjust the descriptions of the File? Also, the title of the file is too vague, it is possible to rename it to a more specific/precise name?
Also, I agree with @Jmabel, you have (and @Lmmima) to contact Facebook and report a copyright issue. Best! -- — D Y O L F 77[Talk] 18:20, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Renaming the file won't necessarily make the problem being described above go away. If the current file is incorrect for some reason, it possibly could be renamed per COM:FNC, but that won't necessarily stop others from harassing the uploader over it or for improperly attributing it. -- Marchjuly (talk) 01:25, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@إيان you can send an email to and ask for advice. Maybe you can also send an email of the local chapter of WMF to ask for advice. C.Suthorn ( (talk) 06:32, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You could consider sending a DMCA notice to Facebook. C.Suthorn ( (talk) 06:34, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't think WMF Legal will provide any advice to individual users about copyright enforcement. - Jmabel ! talk 17:59, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I kind of agree with Jmabel here. The WMF is unlikey going to give any specific legal advice to any users for real world problems they might be having per COM:DISCLAIMER. At best they might just say something general like "contact local authorities" or something similar, but that's about it. -- Marchjuly (talk) 01:25, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, I will use the image file Vanitasstudycaseblood.png (How can it be copyrighted?)[edit]

Hello, I need a file on my Thaiwiki. But it doesn't have an option to upload images, it's not free.But I understand copyright and I have given credit. (want the article of vanitas no carte thaiwiki to be a perfect article I will give full credit to the anime studio.) Yumiena (talk) 06:48, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Yumiena Not at all. Commons does not allow fair use. And it Thaiwiki does not allow local uploads, then it means, that Thaiwiki has no fair use rationale and you cannot use it there. You can try to get the copyright owner send a permission to VRT or you can add an external link to your article pointing to the image at the websiter of the owner of the copyright. C.Suthorn ( (talk) 07:13, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
thank you for the advice I have sent them an email. But it may take some time to reply. Yumiena (talk) 08:17, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Download picture as jpg[edit]


I wonder if it is possible to download pictures from your website as jpg? If possible: how do I do?

Best regards, Matilda Matildagr (talk) 08:22, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Matildagr: If they are JPEGs then they will download as JPEGs, but of course you can't (for example) download a PDF as a JPEG, you need to convert it on your end. If you are on a PC:
  • On the file page, left-click the photo to get full resolution.
  • Right-click and select "Save Image as..."
  • Save to your file system as you wish.
Jmabel ! talk 18:04, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Does that work? It requires there to be a converter for the file types in question connected to the download menu. Are all required converters installed in Windows by default? How is the program supposed to save a multi-page PDF as JPEG? (And what if you download with a mobile phone?)
MediaWiki (the server software) does use thumbnails of another type than the original file in some cases (e.g. thumbnails of SVGs aren't SVGs and thumbnails of PDFs aren't PDFs). The filename extension may still be the one from the original file (which probably confuses Windows, but if the same program handles both file types, that might not matter).
LPfi (talk) 19:46, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@LPfi: as I said, only a JPEG will download as a JPEG. You need to do any conversion on your own machine. - Jmabel ! talk 20:20, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
E.g. the URL of the thumbnail at Commons:File types#Scanned text documents (DjVu, PDF) is "", which I take to mean that the thumbnail is a JPEG although the source is a PDF. Such a small thumbnail is of course useless if you want to download a PDF, but should work OK. For a multi-page PDF you probably need to download thumbnails of different pages individually (note the code "page1-1239px in the URL). For the original URL, see the resolution options at the file description page. (SVGs seem to be thumbnailed as PNGs). –LPfi (talk) 22:13, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Image Licensing[edit]

Hello, I have a question regarding licensing. There is a historical image I would like to use for a Wikipedia article I have been editing so I looked into uploading it onto Wikimedia Commons, but I'm stuck at the licensing part. On the website where the image in question is hosted, it is stated to be under a CC BY-NC license. From what I gather, this means that I should be able to upload it to Wikimedia Commons to use it in an article. But when I try to upload it, the licensing section doesn't include CC BY-NC, only a bunch of other CC categories. So what am I supposed to do? Contact the website like it's mentioned in the instructions? Thank you and best regards, --Snichan4294 (talk) 09:50, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Snichan4294. Commons doesn't accept "BY-NC", "BY-ND" or "BY-NCND" types of CC licenses as explained in COM:LJ; so, you won't be able to upload the file under that license. Some local Wikipedias, like English Wikipedia, treat NC licenses as fair use content and do allow such content to be uploaded. However, many (like English Wikipedia) have pretty strict policies and guidelines related to using such content and place lots of restrictions on it. -- Marchjuly (talk) 11:11, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Snichan4294: The English Wikipedia may allow such an image, depending on what it is, but it must comply with all 10 criteria of the strict non-free media guidelines. If you can be more specific about the image you are considering we can advise you further. Ww2censor (talk) 14:14, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This is the image:
If there's anything you need translating, I'll be glad to help. It was uploaded by a museum to a digital database of cultural heritage. --Snichan4294 (talk) 19:05, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Snichan4294: If that photo was really taken and first published in 1925, then there's a really good chance it might have already entered into the public domain (i.e. is no longer eligible for copyright protection). Under US copyright law, photos first published in the US prior to January 1, 1928, are considered to be too old to be still eligible for copyright protection. Photos first published outside of the US prior to January 1, 1928, are also generally considered too old for copyright protection in the US, but Commons also requires that they be the same under the copyright laws of the country where the photo was first published. So, tt's possible that the website's claim of copyright ownership is no longer valid or never was valid, but that could depend on the copyright laws of the country where the image was first published. Many organizations try to claim that the diigitalization of a photo, even of a photo that is considered to be within the public domain, is sufficient to estabish a new copyright for their digitalized version, but this is a really contentious point and Commons doesn't seem to really recognize such claims.
Are you able to find out from that website who took the photo, when it was taken/first published and where it was taken? If you can, then it's possible to check to see whether the original photo itself is now within the public domain. If it's within the public domain in both the US and its country of first publication, then it should be fine to upload to Commons. If it's within the public domain in the US but not in its country of origin, it can't really be uploaded to Commons, but it might be able to be uploaded locally to English Wikipedia as en:PD-US-expired-abroad. If it's still considered to be under copyright protection in the US, it can only be uploaded locally to English Wikipedia as non-free content as explained by Ww2censor. In that case, knowing in which article and how you want to use the image will make it easier to assess any possible non-free use. -- Marchjuly (talk) 01:51, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Taken (created) and published are different things. According to COM:Slovenia (I assume Slovenian law is the relevant one, based on the top domain in the URL), the copyright of photographic works published before 1970 are in the public domain. I am not sure that is correct: I have the impression that EU demands that works above the relevant threshold of originality are protected a longer time – although the photo may be below that threshold according to Slovenian law. In other European jurisdictions the term may be 70 years from the death of the author, if the author was identified at the time of publication or, in some jurisdictions, before the copyright term of an anonymous publication ended, or 70 years from creation or from publication. Also in Slovenia, the photo may not be free if published late –LPfi (talk) 09:30, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

File:Giles E. Miller and his wife, Betty, complete purchase of franchise to be called Dallas Texans with NFL Commissioner, Bert Bell, January 1952.jpg[edit]

I've written a book on a football team and am in discussions now with a publisher, while doing some cleanup work and making sure I can use photos that have been collected. I need to obtain photo permission to use this picture I've listed on the subject line of Bert Bell, Giles and Betty Miller. I'm not sure how this operates? Are you like a Getty Imagess type operation. Can someone set me through the approval to use process so that I can include this picture in my book?

Mike Cobern email: Phone 972-989-1264 Mikecobern (talk) 16:09, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Convenience link: File:Giles E. Miller and his wife, Betty, complete purchase of franchise to be called Dallas Texans with NFL Commissioner, Bert Bell, January 1952.jpg. - Jmabel ! talk 18:05, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Mikecobern: I'd say that image is really dubious and shouldn't be on Commons. A user with no other contributions claimed that this 1952 photo was their own work and offered a free license to use it. I'd say it just slipped through the cracks. So I would recommend against reusing it unless you can sort out the actual authorship and license it from the rightful owner (or work out a reason it may have become public-domain). - Jmabel ! talk 18:08, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That info was probably false, but the photo may still be in the public domain. See the discussion at the deletion request page linked from the file description page. This may take some time to sort out. –LPfi (talk) 21:55, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Allow this MP3 to be uploaded[edit]

Please allow this anthem to be uploaded:

It is in the public domain as PD-USGov-Military-Navy. VSL (talk) 17:39, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • @VSL: do we know that the musical composition itself is in the public domain? - Jmabel ! talk 18:11, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • @Jmabel: Definitely, the composer died in 1870. VSL (talk) 18:23, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      • @VSL: then feel very free to upload it with {{PD-USGov-Military-Navy}} for the performance and {{PD-old-auto-expired|deathyear=1870}} for the composition. - Jmabel ! talk 18:42, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
        • @Jmabel: Please also make an exception for The composition and the lyrics are under {{PD-old-auto-expired}}, and this performing (1915—1917) is under {{PD-EU-audio}} & {{PD-US-record-expired}}. VSL (talk) 19:42, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
        • Still cannot upload it: “an automated filter has identified this edit as potentially unconstructive, and it has been disallowed”. VSL (talk) 20:01, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
          • @VSL: I have no idea what you are asking me to "make an exception" to. If the rights conform to COM:L they can be uploaded, if not, not. - Jmabel ! talk 20:25, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
            • Commons automatically rejects many MP3s, so exceptions should be made for some files. That’s why I started this topic. VSL (talk) 20:33, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
              • @VSL: If the file is being rejected by some upload tool, I can't "make an exception" to that. What upload tool are you using (URL or name of app)? - Jmabel ! talk 01:24, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
              • @VSL: Using Special:Upload, I successfully uploaded File:Ukrainian National Anthem played by U.S. Navy Band.mp3. I suggest you use the same means of uploading, and copy-paste-edit what I did on that page for any others you want to upload. Let me know (here) if somehow that still doesn't work for you. - Jmabel ! talk 01:47, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
                • Both Special:UploadWizard and Special:Upload for this and other MP3 files give me the following messages:
                  “An automated filter has identified this edit as potentially unconstructive, and it has been disallowed” and
                  “MP3 uploads have been disabled by default, due to concerns about copyright. If you have read and understand our licensing policy and our project scope, you may request permission at Commons:Requests for rights#Autopatrol. In case you aren't sure if your upload is constructive, it's best to ask for help at the help desk”.
                  On Special:Upload in the Summary field the needed license templates have been set. VSL (talk) 02:57, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
                  • The culprit is Special:AbuseFilter/192, see Special:AbuseLog/9814484. It seems to forbid uploading of some audio file types (including MP3) unless you are autopatrolled. –LPfi (talk) 09:38, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
                    @Jmabel or anyone autopatrolled, please upload also [1] with the name “Хор табору полонених українців у Вецларі з оркестром Музичного товариства ім. М. Лисенка — Ще не вмерла Україна.mp3” and change the name of [2] to “United States Navy Band — Anthem of Ukraine.mp3”. VSL (talk) 12:12, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Uploading historical state emblems[edit]

So I wanted to ask about the uploading of historical state emblems that may have been modified and no longer in use and even not available on the government websites. So can we take it from other websites who are using those emblems not as their work of art but just a random picture or even displaying it and giving some information about it? And it's not a particular photograph of a emblem or an particular artwork of an emblem but it was the image what was used as representation of the government at that time. This just shows that it was in public domain all along. So can we upload that ? And I think there should be an exception to the different emblems over different times because it's part of public discourse already.DrEditor00 (talk) 21:17, 31 May 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • If you can provide a reason why it is in the public domain, sure. By "state", do you mean "U.S. state" or something else? Any image from the U.S. used publicly in 1927 or earlier is now public domain; if it was first introduced later than that, it's going to come down to individual cases. - Jmabel ! talk 01:28, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Malayalam Aksharamala Lipi Vinyasathile Pizzhavukal (Defects in The Malayalam Scripts[edit]

Dear Sir, I am interested in Pointing out some errors in the Malayalam Alphabets already i use. Can I send an article witten by me in malayalam. If I can upload the file for your review what should do. Please Inform me Neelambaran.S (talk) 09:25, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Neelambaran.S: we don't really have "articles" on this website. Just to be clear: were you intending to post this here on Wikimedia Commons? And, if so, can you link examples of pages that you believe have errors? - Jmabel ! talk 17:43, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Encoded sortkeys for categories[edit]

Greetings, can someone explain sortkeys like this and where they are documented? Elizium23 (talk) 12:18, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Elizium23: that's a rather odd sort key. According to the history, it was added by User:Fabrizio Garrisi, so he would be the obvious person to ask, or you might look at his other edits around the same time, or the other files in the category, and the principle involved might be clear. - Jmabel ! talk 17:47, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The idea seems to be the museum room number, for example "s16" for room XVI, followed by the museum identification code of the object. -- Asclepias (talk) 19:42, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

MP3 upload[edit]

Anyone autopatrolled, please upload this file with the exact name “Хор табору полонених українців у Вецларі з оркестром Музичного товариства ім. М. Лисенка — Ще не вмерла Україна.mp3” and license templates {{PD-EU-audio}}{{PD-US-record-expired}}. VSL (talk) 19:15, 1 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]