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I'm here for the science and experience — Preceding unsigned comment added by Islam Fandi (talk • contribs) 17:01, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

Maybe "Commons:Wiki Science Competition" is something you can look into, more users are always welcome. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 22:01, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Other IRC options ?[edit]

Hi All,

I've tried the #mediawiki room on freenode twice now, and both times, no one is chatting. It looks like about a million names listed, but no one public chatting or helpfully answering questions. Does anyone have a recommendation for another IRC area I could try for help with MediaWiki, please? — Preceding unsigned comment added by EliasBueno (talk • contribs) 05:46, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

I'm not sure in what to choose[edit]

Hello, I'm uploading a photo that I've taken of old art (1598), but I'm not sure in something: what do I choose between "It is my own work" and "It is not my own work"? --StrowmanBrown2 (talk) 07:11, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

  • @StrowmanBrown2: Assuming it is an accurate photo of a pre-existing 2-dimensional work of art, there is no copyrightable aspect to the photograph; the description should describe the underlying work of art which is not your own work.
  • If it is a sculpture, though, or has a three-dimensional picture frame elaborate enough that it matters significantly from what angle it is photographed, then the photo is copyrightable and would be "own work". But then, after uploading, in the permissions field of the {{Information}} template you should explain that the underlying work is in the public domain, and why. - Jmabel ! talk 14:29, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

@Jmabel: Well, I've taken the photos of these artworks: Cosimo De' Medici's portrait and Caravaggio's "Scudo con testa di Medusa". But Commons asks me if it is my own work or not, and I don't know what to choose: I have taken the photo, but obviously I didn't make those artworks! What do I choose? --StrowmanBrown2 (talk) 15:16, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

  • As I just said: for an accurate photo of a pre-existing 2-dimensional work of art, there is no copyrightable aspect to the photograph. Snapping a shutter does not make it in any relevant sense your own work, any more than if you copied a chapter from a book. So, no, it is not your own work. - Jmabel ! talk 19:48, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

@Jmabel: Sorry if I bother you again, but what should I put in the "Source" field and in "Now tell us why you are sure you have the right to publish this work"? --StrowmanBrown2 (talk) 07:01, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

  • My apologies: I don't know the Wizard well (I upload with Special:Upload, since I know the wikitext I am trying to produce), so I don't know what choices it offers. Is there a choice about "work is in public domain", "author has been dead more than XX years" or something like that? If someone is more familiar with the Wizard, could you please help this user? - Jmabel ! talk 15:27, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
  • @Jmabel: If I choose "This file is not my own work" I have to fill out: source; author(s); why I am sure I have the right to publish the file. --StrowmanBrown2 (talk) 16:15, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
May be there is a better solution - but for such cases one can choose own( work) and, (soon) after uploading, edit the file information to own photo. Hope it helps a little. Best regards --Wilhelm Zimmerling PAR (talk) 19:26, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
@StrowmanBrown2: You chose a complex situation for your first uploads. :) About the photos you took of the Scudo, I assume that they look more or less like, for example, this photo, i.e. they show the object and also some of its environment in the museum. Is that correct? If so, Commons requires that you indicate both the information about the artwork and the information about your photo. The tool "Upload Wizard" may have some advantages, but it can offer only a limited number of options and it may be impractical when having to deal with some necessary subtleties. I don't use that upload tool either, so I can't help you navigate through its labyrinth. One simple solution can be to upload with the "it is your own work" path. Then, after the upload is done, you can edit the description page and refine the information if necessary. Another solution, and it is my personal suggestion, can be this: use the basic upload form, write a filename, erase the default text in the big "summary" box and replace it with the following text (fill the blank fields with the "photo date", "photo license" of your choice (in the parameter of "Self|") and, if you want, add a "photo description"):
== {{int:filedesc}} ==
{{Art Photo
 |wikidata          =Q2293905
 |artwork license   ={{PD-old-100-expired}}
 |photo description =
 |photo date        =
 |photographer      =[[User:StrowmanBrown2|StrowmanBrown2]]
 |source            ={{Own}}
 |photo license     ={{Self|}}
 |other_versions    =

[[Category:Medusa by Caravaggio]]
... preview and upload. It's more simple than it sounds when I try to explain it. -- Asclepias (talk) 20:27, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
Let's see what you decide to do with the Caravaggio and the result of that first upload. Then we can continue with Cosimo's portrait. For it, you can use the same method, or you can use the template "Artwork" instead of the template "Art photo". It may depend what the photo shows exactly, as Jmabel explained above. If the photo shows only the artwork, Commons asks that you release your photo to the public domain. (The photo is actually your own work and you own the copyright on your photographic reproduction in some countries, but Commons asks that you release it to the public domain.) Is it the portrait by Pontormo? -- Asclepias (talk) 20:50, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

@Asclepias: OK. And yes, it is the portrait by Pontormo. --StrowmanBrown2 (talk) 21:30, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

There are different templates you can use to format the description page. They're equally valid. The choice is subjective. Some make the situation clearer to the reader than others. For the Pontormo, if you upload with the basic upload form, you can copy in the summary box something like this, for example, or anything else of you choice:
== {{int:filedesc}} ==
{{Art Photo
 |wikidata          = Q3937502
 |artwork license   = {{PD-old-100-expired}}
 |photo description = 
 |photo date        = 
 |photographer      = [[User:StrowmanBrown2|StrowmanBrown2]]
 |source            = {{Self-photographed}}
 |photo license     = {{Self|Cc-zero}}
 |other_versions    = 

[[Category:Cosimo de' Medici portrait by Pontormo]]
[[Category:Thn. But How I get it to the wiki I making.]]
Or, if you upload with the Upload Wizard, you can try to navigate through a path that will work for you and, after the upload, you can edit the description page to reformat it the way you want, for example with the same thing as above, or anything else of your choice. -- Asclepias (talk) 10:58, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
  • @Asclepias: OK thanks! So if I upload with upload wizard should I choose "it is my own work" or "it is not my own work"? --StrowmanBrown2 (talk) 14:41, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
You are asking the same question as before and I can only give you the same answers as before. I'm not familiar with the Upload Wizard tool. I don't know if that tool has a straightforward option for that sort of situation. The use of the basic form would nicely avoid this problem. Anyway, if you use the Upload Wizard, I would say just choose any option that will get you to do the upload. After the upload, if necessary, fix the description page. Try to not obsess too much about the options. As long as your file is legitimate, the important thing is the correct result at the end, not really the way you get there. -- Asclepias (talk) 17:06, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Image is unreadable, I am trying to upload a readable version but am being blocked from doing so.[edit]

This image: is completely unreadable and effectively worthless. The image itself is taken from a paper titled The Physics and Technology of Warp Propulsion by Bernd Schneider located here: on page 18. It is a higher resolution image of the exact same image already on Wikipedia only with legible text and the colors inverted. I wish to replace the existing wikipedia image with this one but there is no option to do so and attempts to download and reupload the image are being thwarted. How can I update this picture with a better quality one that can actually be read, as the current one is illegible and useless. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lehenbnw (talk • contribs) 22:51, 1 July 2020 (UTC)

@Lehenbnw: Hi, and welcome. I am sorry to inform you that you have triggered Special:AbuseFilter/153 by trying to cross-wiki upload a png image as a new user while leaving the summary intact. Such uploads of png images are not allowed at all. You indicated it's your own work. Usually when someone uploads a png image, it's a copyright violation taken from the web. Please upload the full-size original of it, including any metadata, but it may be judged too complex to be under TOO in the country of origin, so you may need to license it on your website or social media or send permission via OTRS. Also, any png image will look fuzzy when scaled down or jaggy when scaled up, so you may want to upload an svg or jpg version, too. If you change the summary or use our Upload Wizard instead, you should be able to avoid that filter. In addition, this particular image appears to be copyrighted by Michael Okuda or Paramount Pictures, so we would need their permission to host it here until their copyright expires.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 03:29, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: Hi, Jeff, thanks for the quick response, however the Fair Use clause of Copyright law allows for the use of copyrighted material on the basis of education. Given that the context for the use of the image is education couldn't an argument be made that its use falls under Fair Use? I saw mention of the fact that files can be uploaded under the premise of Fair Use, but doing so directed me here where the rules once again stated that it was creative commons only, so how do I upload the image under fair use, since the article is educational and I simply wish to update the material that already exists on the page, just not in a quality that makes the material useful in any meaningful way. Thanks for your time! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lehenbnw (talk • contribs) 05:06, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
@Lehenbnw: We do not accept Fair Use. If you just want to make Fair Use of it on English Wikipedia, please see en:WP:F. The Fair Use of the first file en:File:Warptable.gif limited the file to 408 × 244 pixels (99,552 pixels, just short of 0.1 megapixels) per en:Wikipedia:Non-free content#Image resolution. You may, however, transcribe the text into the description of that first file.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 05:28, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Can i upload my customer photo?[edit]

My customer is a businessman, he share photos on Instagram. How can i upload his photo to use in my wiki article? Sometimes wiki is deleting images — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tellatabi (talk • contribs) 09:56, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

@Tellatabi: Hi, and welcome. Please see Commons:Licensing for why we can't accept such a photo, and have the photographer send the photo and permission via OTRS with a carbon copy to you. Who is your customer? See also en:WP:PAID and wmf:Terms of use#4. Refraining from Certain Activities.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 12:07, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
@Jeff G.:I am working with a famous boss, he is my customer. Thank you for your response. Regards. --Tellatabi (talk) 14:39, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
@Tellatabi: You're welcome. I guess Mehmet Sercan Öğe is not so famous after all. Who is the photographer?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:10, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Monirul Laskar[edit]

I am Monirul Laskar DOB: 06/12/1993 YouTuber My Wife Priyanka Dhar — Preceding unsigned comment added by IMonirulLaskar (talk • contribs) 10:33, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

@IMonirulLaskar: Hi, and welcome. I'm sorry, but what (if anything) does this have to do with help in using this site (Wikimedia Commons)?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:51, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Dwellings in England in the 6th/7th centuries[edit]

Hello. Could anyone tell me what was used as entrance covering in a peasant's dwelling, in Southern England, in the sixth and seventh cednturies? and what doorways might have been called in the same period? —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 14:38, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

Hi, and welcome. I'm sorry, but what (if anything) does this have to do with help in using this site (Wikimedia Commons)?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:21, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

website starburst business technologies, inc is not shown on wikidata search[edit]

apparently some images are now deleted. Is there anything i can do to unblock this site that i created. or will site be automatically get unblocked at sometime in the future - thanks - shivram — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shivram108 (talk • contribs) 19:58, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

I would like to remove longitude and latitude in my file[edit]

Hello, I uploaded a file, but I forgot to remove longitude and latitude. Is there a way to do it even if I've already uploaded the file? --StrowmanBrown2 (talk) 21:33, 2 July 2020 (UTC)

@StrowmanBrown2: We have no way of doing that. I suggest you get EXIF Pilot, a freeware EXIF editor, remove the coordinates, reupload and ask for deletion of the previous version. Rodhullandemu (talk) 21:57, 2 July 2020 (UTC)
exiftool is also free, if you are comfortable with a command-line tool. - Jmabel ! talk 04:07, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Yellow check.svg Half done The file is File:SunriseItaly.jpg, and the reason for the request by @StrowmanBrown2: is privacy, as the description says it is a from an apartment. I have uploaded a new version of the file with the GPS metadata removed. However, an administrator needs to remove the previous version of the file and also the edit history. Senator2029 03:44, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

✓ Done but User:StrowmanBrown2 will you please provide categories, including one that indicates what populated place this is in? With latitude & longitude removed, it becomes even more important to add geographic categories. - Jmabel ! talk 16:04, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

@Jmabel: I don't know which categories I should put :( . However thank you everyone. --StrowmanBrown2 (talk) 16:22, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
@StrowmanBrown2: Most importantly, put the most geographically specific category that exists. I'm sure you know what commune/city/whatever this was in. - Jmabel ! talk 17:50, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
@Jmabel: OK! How can I do that?

Slicing a video[edit]

I recently shot a video clip I'd like to upload, but my hand was unsteady for the first four seconds or so, which I'd like to slice out. I tried using OpenShot, but it consistently fails when I try to save. Can anyone suggest some other tool, preferably free? I'm not terribly experienced with editing video, and I'm hoping not to waste hours trying different tools to save all of about 15 seconds of video. - Jmabel ! talk 04:10, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

If you shot the video with a smartphone, you can usually do trimming just by using builtin tools without any third party applications. Ruslik (talk) 05:15, 3 July 2020 (UTC)
I don't even own a smartphone.
Shot with a DSLR. - Jmabel ! talk 14:22, 3 July 2020 (UTC)


Hi All,

I wanted to upload my company's brand logo to the infobox of it's upcoming wiki page. i have already tried uploading it once via the upload wizard and and it has been deemed for deletion, can anybody suggest a way out?

thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bhaskargoel (talk • contribs) 11:29, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

  1. @Bhaskargoel: I assume this is about File:Swachhpro Logo.jpg.
  2. The file was removed on the basis that it was created as an advertisement. That seems to me to have been wrongly decided: a simple logo is not an advertisement. You could take this to Commons:Undeletion requests. On the other hand, I'm not aware that your company is significant enough to be in scope, and you'd need to make a case for that.
  3. The logo was a really low-resolution JPEG. Usually, that is not what we want. Compare File:Mobil_logo.svg (which uses SVG) or even File:Wikimedia Community Logo Grayscale.jpg, which uses a much higher-resolution JPEG.
  4. You claimed this logo as your "own work" and offered {{self|cc-by-sa-4.0}} as a license. That means you are claiming:
    1. The logo is complex enough to merit copyright, and can't just be considered {{PD-ineligible}}.
    2. You personally designed the logo and own the copyright.
    As for the first of those implicit claims, I don't know what country you are in, so I don't know the relevant threshold of originality, but it is not obvious that that is true. And on the second: our experience is that usually when people upload a company logo, they are usually not the designer. At the very least, that claim should go through the COM:OTRS process.
  5. If all of this is just about getting the logo into an article in the English-language Wikipedia, it might be easier to leave out Commons entirely and upload on the English-language Wikipedia using en:Template:Non-free logo. The English-language Wikipedia allows non-free use in these circumstances; Commons does not. For that purpose, your low-res JPEG would be fine.
  6. Conversely: you should not be writing an article about your own company on the English-language Wikipedia (though it's fine to provide a logo if someone has written an article independently). See the English-language Wikipedia policy on conflicts of interest. - Jmabel ! talk 14:47, 3 July 2020 (UTC)


Sooo I didn’t read the pervious questions and answers. How can I upload artwork I’ve created as free. Is there anything special — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1700:eca0:e8d0:dc44:fe71:7e1c:9cfa (talk • contribs) 16:26, 3 July 2020‎ (UTC)

Hi, and welcome. Please follow COM:FS.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 17:10, 3 July 2020 (UTC)


I'm the Owner of The Website of University of Basrah " " and we need to replace the logo inside the " wikipedia " when I Upload the logo image in wikimedia it will be delete when i finish the upload and rejected from you please replay me what i should doing now because the manager tell me we should put the logo of university in wikipedia if you want to sure i'm the owner of the website , I can give you my formal university email " "

and this page of the owners and programming website " "

thanks , — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr94iq (talk • contribs) 02:09, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

@Mr94iq: Hi, and welcome. Please license it with a COM:L acceptable license on your website or social media or send permission via OTRS.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:10, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
The key phrase in what Jeff G. wrote being "on your website". If you really intend to grant a free license, the University's own website is by far the easiest place to make it clear that has happened legitimately. - Jmabel ! talk 16:10, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Quality Images guide[edit]

Hello, I want to nominate an image for Quality Images. What is the step for nominating it with criteria? in simple explanations. Thanks --Wiki 🎮 Play 13:01, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

@WikiGamee:, follow Commons:Quality images candidates#Nominations Face-smile.svg Lotje (talk) 13:16, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Screenshot of elected official on a Zoom call?[edit]

Hi all,

Is it acceptable to edit the Wikipedia article belonging to a publicly elected official in the United States to update the photo from an official campaign photo from 2016 to a screenshot of the official from a 2020 City Council meeting held over Zoom?

The Councilmember's physical appearance has changed significantly since 2016 – notably, his hair has grown past his shoulders after appearing close-cropped in the campaign photo. Hence, the photo is no longer an accurate reflection of a living person's image.

The uploader had an abuse filter that went off when I tried uploading the photo here, so apologies that I cannot post a preview. I would benefit from your guidance and an administrator's guidance before making any changes.

Many thanks, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Greenpointer (talk • contribs) 13:39, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

@Greenpointer: Hi, and welcome. Please have the official post COM:L compliant permission for their Zoom video stream or the screenshot on their website or social media presence or send permission via OTRS because we don't allow Fair Use here. If you want to use the file on English Wikipedia, please read WP:F, but you are unlikely to succeed in keeping it there if tha article already has a licensed photo. However, if an en:WP:RS picks up the story of the official's long hair and the article mentions that, the screenshot can illustrate that.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:59, 4 July 2020 (UTC)
A 2016 photo is still an accurate representation of how the person looked in 2016, and can be captioned accordingly. - Jmabel ! talk 16:16, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Template location[edit]

Where is the bot getting this template from? The wording is terrible and I have brought it up at Commons:Village pump/Proposals#ggressive wording on speedy deletion template(s). CambridgeBayWeather Talk 18:59, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

@CambridgeBayWeather:: The template is User:Deletion Notification Bot/SDEL. See my reply on COM:VPP for more details. --bjh21 (talk) 19:46, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

Accidental image post[edit]

Hello, i accidentally uploaded the wrong file to Wikimedia Commons. I would like it to be deleted. Here is the file: As you can see, the dimensions of the file are not 3-2, as it says. The image is essentially a repost of this image: Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheRealGrantma (talk • contribs) 20:00, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

@TheRealGrantma: Hello, You can add the following line to the top of the file description page:
{{Speedydelete|I accidentally uploaded the wrong file.}}
-- Asclepias (talk) 21:06, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

How to delete meta data?[edit]

How can I delete meta data (e.g. location, phone device, etc...) -dero (talk)

  • @-dero: Are you talking about removing EXIF data from a photo, or about something else? - Jmabel ! talk 05:08, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Assuming it is that: EXIF Pilot is a freeware EXIF editor; exiftool is also free, if you are comfortable with a command-line tool. - Jmabel ! talk 05:09, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Olga Shebueva (cropped).png[edit]

Hello, here is a problem with the license. The original is ​File:Ольга Шебуева в спектакле "Моя Марлен".png. What must I do? --Adelfrank (talk) 08:40, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

@Adelfrank: Hi, and welcome. Please use CropTool for cropping, and consider using {{Extracted from}} and {{Image extracted}} or dFX to preserve source links.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 10:19, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
@Adelfrank: To answer your immediate question, in the "licensing" section, copy the same license as the original, in this case the license Cc-by-sa-4.0. You placed a GFD license, something that can't be done for a cropping of a work licensed CC-by-sa-4.0 only. (Also, did you do some research to make sure that the files of the original uploader are his own work? They may well be, but it may be useful to reasearch a little.) -- Asclepias (talk) 11:29, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
Hello Asclepias, thanks for the info. Can you please look if it's now better? - In the internet I don't find pics from Olga Shebueva, so I think it's a real own work. Adelfrank (talk) 12:36, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
Yes, it's better, but please remove the GFDL template you inserted upon upload, and remove the "self" bit before the CC license. -- Asclepias (talk) 12:49, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
Et maintenant? Mieux? Adelfrank (talk) 12:57, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
Oui, ça s'améliore à chaque fois. :) J'ai aussi fait quelques petites modifications. -- Asclepias (talk) 15:44, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
Très gentille. Maintenant c'est très beau á regarder. Mais vraiment un peu difficile(ment?) la procedure. Merci et une bonne nuit souhaite: Adelfrank (talk) 16:33, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
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Requesting Replacement of a Logo on Wikipedia[edit]


I am blocked from the English Wikipedia (long story), but I just uploaded File:NCSA Logo.jpg, which should replace since the logo consists of simple shapes and can't be copyrighted. Would anyone be able to do this? Thanks. Ylevental (talk) 13:50, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

@Ylevental: ✓ Done.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:26, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

{{}} inconsistency[edit]

Hi all,

Quick question, Commons:Copyright rules by territory/France says that Government works are not free except if published on the website. If so, use {{}}) » (no time constraints are mentioned)

But, {{}} says that for the license to be used, the media must be « appearing on the official web page of the French Government between the end of March 2014 and September 2014. » so here with very clear (and kind of weird) time constraints.

Anybody knows which one is correct ? --ManuRoquette (talk) 19:20, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

Both pages seem to say the same thing, but the text of the template seems more precise on the dates. (It links to the 25 March 2014 version for the starting date, although the CC license was already on the 8 March 2014 version at the web archive, but that probably doesn't make much difference. The more important date is when the license was removed.) -- Asclepias (talk) 20:11, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks @Asclepias: Found the answer here the govt changed the licence so {{}} is correct, Commons:Copyright rules by territory/France is outdated--ManuRoquette (talk) 20:33, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
✓ corrected Commons:Copyright rules by territory/France --ManuRoquette (talk) 20:36, 5 July 2020 (UTC)
Ah, you were looking at the general introduction, which was outdated indeed. I was looking at the section "Images from public web sites", which had already been updated. -- Asclepias (talk) 20:44, 5 July 2020 (UTC)

Порядок зв`язку із учасниками конкурсу?[edit]

Який порядок зв`язку із учасниками конкурсу "Вікі любить Землю"? Можливо, електронною поштою або повідомлення-мессенджер через Фейсбук-сторінку [redacted] — Preceding unsigned comment added by О.о.1979 (talk • contribs) 19:46, 5 July 2020‎ (UTC)

The order of communication with the participants of the competition?
What is the order of communication with the participants of the contest "Wiki loves the Earth"? Probably by e-mail or messenger message via Facebook page [redacted]
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:51, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
@О.о.1979: "Учасники мають вказати електронну пошту в налаштуваннях, щоб організатори могли зв'язатися з ними за потреби" per Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2020 in Ukraine/uk.
"Participants have to indicate their email address in settings so that organizers can contact them if necessary" per Commons:Wiki Loves Earth 2020 in Ukraine.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:51, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

Skiboy Logo.png[edit]

I just uploaded an image that many sites have used. I didn't see any copyright on it, and I am just wondering if what I am doing is wrong to your Liscense use. (S09748 (talk) 08:23, 6 July 2020 (UTC))

@S09748: Copyright is assumed unless the contrary is specifically stated. Almost certainly this is still copyright of the television company that made the series. Sorry. Rodhullandemu (talk) 08:26, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
More specifically: under the Berne Convention (which has now been adopted by virtually every country in the world) all copyrightable works are copyrighted automatically at time of creation. - Jmabel ! talk 16:16, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

Failed file upload for Wiki Loves Earth 2020[edit]

Tried to upload an image for wiki loves earth 2020 (File:Dysfunction Graureiher Neuburger Altrhein 3858d.jpg /, but it is not listed (Category:Images from Wiki Loves Earth 2020, DE-RP /,_DE-RP&filefrom=Grauw%C3%B6lfe.jpg#mw-category-media). However, there is some good in it for wiki commons... but what did I do wrong? Thanks!

WLE Germany ended on 2020-06-30. --Magnus (talk) 08:57, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

Please don't delete our new logo - it's not a copyright violation[edit]

Hello Wiki friends,

I work with William Grants and Sons and they asked me to make some text edits and to change their old logo for the new one last week. I have full permission to insert this new logo and I checked all the relevant boxes in WikiCommons to upload it. So I was really surprised to see that Salavat (talk) has said there is a copyright violation issue. The new logo needs to be included on the William Grant and Sons Wiki page - how can we get it back on there? any help will be gratefully taken. thanks, Petertomlinsonlondon

Wiki page

New Logo

Deletion chat

DELETION REQUESTED BY Salavat (talk) 00:33, 2 July 2020 (UTC) File:WGS New 2020.jpg has been marked as a possible copyright violation. Wikimedia Commons only accepts free content—that is, images and other media files that can be used by anyone, for any purpose. Traditional copyright law does not grant these freedoms, and unless noted otherwise, everything you find on the web is copyrighted and not permitted here. For details on what is acceptable, please read Commons:Licensing. You may also find Commons:Copyright rules useful, or you can ask questions about Commons policies at the Commons:Help desk. The file you added may soon be deleted. If you believe this file is not a copyright violation, you may replace the copyvio tag with a regular deletion request. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Petertomlinsonlondon (talk • contribs) 09:12, 6 July 2020‎ (UTC)

@Petertomlinsonlondon: Hi, and welcome. Please have a William Grant & Sons official post COM:L compliant permission for their logo on their website or social media presence or send permission via OTRS because we don't allow Fair Use here. If you want to use the file on English Wikipedia, please read WP:F.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:25, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

Deletion of two redirects[edit]

I want to rename two files:

However the redirects File:Jingtong station 2014 1.jpg and File:Jingtong station 2014 1.jpg have to be deleted first.Smiley.toerist (talk) 09:45, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

@Smiley.toerist:These file names look OK to me. Why you want to rename these files?廣九直通車 (talk) 10:42, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
I wrongly put all the pictures under Jingtong with a numbers going from 1 to 4. The first two pictures where not in Jingtong but in Shifen. It would nice if the numbers started from 1, but not essential. So we can leave it as it is. I will rename my files on my laptop so they match the Commons.Smiley.toerist (talk) 12:29, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
@Smiley.toerist: That's good. Just to explain a little more, such renaming, when not really necessary, can be confusing, because it would use a filename whose upload log relates to another image. It's not against the rules and it is possible to do it, but it can cause confusing situations when checking the histories of the files (in particular if a file gets deleted by mistake or otherwise). The earlier renaming of "File:Jingtong station 2014 1.jpg" to "File:Shifen station 2014 1.jpg" already disconnected the upload log of this image (which remains at "File:Jingtong station 2014 1.jpg") from this image's new filename "File:Shifen station 2014 1.jpg" (whose logs at "File:Shifen station 2014 1.jpg" do not include the upload log, still associated to the previous filename "File:Jingtong station 2014 1.jpg"). Up to that point, the situation remains simple. But if, in addition to that, the filename "File:Jingtong station 2014 1.jpg" would become used for another image, currently at "File:Jingtong station 2014 3.jpg", it gets more complex. The new situation then would be that the upload log of the image at "File:Jingtong station 2014 1.jpg" would actually be at "File:Jingtong station 2014 3.jpg" while the upload log at "File:Jingtong station 2014 1.jpg" would actually not be the upload log of the image at this filename "File:Jingtong station 2014 1.jpg" but still the upload log of the different image at "File:Shifen station 2014 1.jpg". Unless there's an important reason, it is better to avoid moving things around and mixing the logs. -- Asclepias (talk) 12:35, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

Cropping problem[edit]

Why I can't properly crop File:黒 3 (7076018431).jpg? Neither my computer's crop software nor CropTool can crop the file: both gives exactly the same file size.廣九直通車 (talk) 10:09, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

Maybe you can explain in more detail what you are trying to do exactly and why you think you can't do it. For now, you cropped the right side of the image by 104 px (and reduced its weight by 3.02 MB), then you restored the original, then you cropped its right side by 97 px (and reduced its weight by 0.05 MB). Can it be that you're just having the usual caching problem and you don't view the results of your changes ? -- Asclepias (talk) 11:03, 6 July 2020 (UTC)
@Asclepias:Perhaps its a caching problem: When I checked the file next day, the reverted versions correctly shows the no-watermark version.廣九直通車 (talk) 02:32, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Resolved
I think that this question was replied to adequately based on the supplied information. If you have anything to add or a follow-up question please feel free to replace this box with your comment. This section will be archived after two days. 廣九直通車 (talk) 07:10, 10 July 2020 (UTC)

Wiki Commons App "nearby places"[edit]

Hi guys

I post 2 types of photos to wikicommons photos using the app. First is photos I take of places I like and think they may be useful to others. Second nearby places that I am NOT interested in but wiki says it needs a photo.

In this latter case the blue upside down teardrop (map marker) turns to green and only shows if the "needs photo" box is unchecked. It has been very rewarding to do this. But suddenly it has stopped working. My most recent photos (since about the beginning of June) do not alter the "needs photo" status and the teardrop remains blue.

I like doing these photos, a new hobby, but not so much that I have to take time and in some cases petrol money to photograph a milepost or a bridge for no real reason and doesn't serve its intended purpose.

Example :

Can anyone explain what may have happened. Should I stop doing these types of photos. Should I just go back to posting photos that are useful but not linked to a specific wiki requirement. Or am I doing something wrong in which case please advise.

Many thanks Peter — Preceding unsigned comment added by Peter Glyn (talk • contribs) 12:45, 6 July 2020‎ (UTC)

@Peter Glyn:My first glance is that your uploads are OK, and quite great. Regarding the needs photo box issue, I suggest you can raise it at COM:VPT. There are more professionals that can help with the problem, thank you.廣九直通車 (talk) 07:14, 10 July 2020 (UTC)

Detete content[edit]

How can I delete my photograph — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aniketdiksan (talk • contribs) 17:42, 6 July 2020‎ (UTC)

If it is "File:Aniket Diksan.jpg", you can try by adding the following line to the top of its description page:
{{Speedydelete|F10. Personal photo by non-contributor.}}
-- Asclepias (talk) 18:10, 6 July 2020 (UTC)

Не могу заменить логотип компании Ucell[edit]

Добрый день. Не получается загрузить новое изображение, которое необходимо использовать в качестве обновленного логотипа узбекистанской компании Ucell. Скажите, пожалуйста, как можно решить эту проблему? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ruslan.Valiullin (talk • contribs) 05:03, 7 July 2020‎ (UTC)

I can not replace the Ucell logo
Good day. I can’t download a new image, which must be used as an updated logo of the Uzbek company Ucell. Please tell me how to solve this problem.
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 08:14, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
@Ruslan.Valiullin: Привет и добро пожаловать. Я сожалею, что сообщил о том, что вы вызвали Special:AbuseFilter/153 из-за попытки кросс-вики-загрузки загрузить логотип png как нового пользователя, оставив резюме без изменений. Такие загрузки логотипов PNG вообще не допускаются. Вы указали, что это ваша собственная работа. Обычно, когда кто-то загружает логотип png, это нарушение авторских прав, полученное из Интернета. Загрузите его оригинал в полном размере, включая метаданные, но он может оказаться слишком сложным, чтобы оказаться в TOO/ru в стране происхождения, поэтому вам может потребоваться лицензировать его на своем веб-сайте или в социальных сетях или отправить разрешение через OTRS/ru. Кроме того, любое изображение png будет выглядеть нечетким при уменьшении или неровном при увеличении, поэтому вы также можете загрузить версию svg или jpg. Если вы измените сводку или воспользуетесь наш мастер загрузки, вы сможете избежать этого фильтра.
Hi, and welcome. I am sorry to inform you that you have triggered Special:AbuseFilter/153 by trying to cross-wiki upload a png logo as a new user while leaving the summary intact. Such uploads of png logos are not allowed at all. You indicated it's your own work. Usually when someone uploads a png logo, it's a copyright violation taken from the web. Please upload the full-size original of it, including any metadata, but it may be judged too complex to be under TOO in the country of origin, so you may need to license it on your website or social media or send permission via OTRS. Also, any png image will look fuzzy when scaled down or jaggy when scaled up, so you may want to upload an svg or jpg version, too. If you change the summary or use our Upload Wizard instead, you should be able to avoid that filter.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 08:14, 7 July 2020 (UTC)


He — Preceding unsigned comment added by Unterfigher Vladimir (talk • contribs) 06:20, 7 July 2020‎ (UTC)

Unterfigher Vladimir, I'll assume this concerns File:Heimdal™ Security company logo.png. Firstly, Wikimedia Commons is a store of free media. To have an image here, it must be released under a free license, which allows reuse, modification, etc. If you don't want to license your image under such terms, then you may be able to upload locally to some Wikipedias under fair use, but this would require you to have an article there already, and doesn't apply to all Wikipedias. If you just want to use the image on the English Wikipedia, then fair use is an option - once your draft is complete, make a request at en:wp:ffu.
If you are willing to freely license the image, there are two ways you can do this. Either mark it under an approved license on your website. If you can't do this, fill in the Commons:Wikimedia OTRS release generator, and email it to us from a corporate email address.
~~ Alex Noble/1-2/TRB 07:38, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

Uploaden photo[edit]


I try to upload a photo I took myself. But Wikipedia still does not accept it.

Anyone an idea?

Thnx — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ockerwiki (talk • contribs) 13:27, 7 July 2020‎ (UTC)

  • @Ockerwiki: It looks like you uploaded File:Joachim Eijlander.jpg successfully. Is this about something else? If so, can you please be more specific? In particular: this is Wikimedia Commons; if your issue really is about Wikipedia in some language, you'll probably need to take it up there. - Jmabel ! talk 15:17, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

How to remove false copyright information from images?[edit]

Some of the images I have recently uploaded show "Juha Forsberg" as the copyright holder. This is apparently coming straight from the EXIF data. The copyright is false - I am not Juha Forsberg and Juha Forsberg has nothing to do with the images, they were taken by me. I bought the camera second-hand, and it had apparently previously belonged to Juha Forsberg, who forgot to remove his copyright name from the camera settings.

Is there anything I can do to remove the false copyright information? JIP (talk) 15:54, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

If you mean remove from the EXIF, it sounds like a similar question above at Commons:Help_desk#I_would_like_to_remove_longitude_and_latitude_in_my_file, where tools are suggested. Also, I believe you but, as Juha Forsberg is a known photographer and uses this type of camera, in a case like this, if possible, it may be nice to have a word from him that he sold it. -- Asclepias (talk) 16:46, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
I did not buy the camera directly from Juha Forsberg, instead from a store that he sold it to as a used camera. So Juha Forsberg probably doesn't know that I bought his camera. JIP (talk) 18:44, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

Завантаження відео на фотоконкурс "Вікі любить пам'ятки"[edit]

Як завантажити відео, якщо за рекомендаціями "Завантажити фото" - відео не приймається програмою? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Olga Loboda 0806 (talk • contribs) 22:10, 7 July 2020‎ (UTC)

Upload a video to the photo contest "Wiki loves sights"
How to upload a video, if the recommendations "Upload a photo" - the video is not accepted by the program?
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 23:37, 7 July 2020 (UTC)
@Olga Loboda 0806: Привіт, і ласкаво просимо. Будь ласка, дивіться COM:VIDEO/uk.
Hi, and welcome. Please see COM:VIDEO.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 23:37, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

Inquiry about the camera[edit]

Hello, can I use my phone to take pictures or it is mandatory to have a camera? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chebasa 3069 (talk • contribs) 23:42, 7 July 2020‎ (UTC)

@Chebasa 3069: Hi, and welcome. Yes, you can use your phone, but please see COM:HR.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 00:00, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

Wikipedia page not show in Google Search bar[edit]

Hello Respected,

I'm Ajay Yedke Sir I'm created my page on Wikipedia but their not show in Google search bar. What is the problem. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ajay Yedke (talk • contribs)

Ajay Yedke. What you have done is created a user page at en:User:Ajay Yedke. These pages are intended for editors to write a little bit about themselves and what they do here, so that their fellow editors can get to know them. These pages aren't encyclopedia articles, are so, are not indexed by search engines like Google.
You had also previously created en:Draft:Ajay Yedke, which was declined. To create an article in the encyclopedia, so that it will be listed on search engines, you should first read and follow en:Wikipedia:Autobiography, before addressing the concerns raised on the draft. If you want more information about this, you can ask at the en:Wikipedia:WikiProject Articles for creation/Help desk.
Also, this is Wikimedia Commons, the store of free media used by Wikipedia, and other projects. The English Wikipedia help desk is at en:wp:Help Desk.
~~ Alex Noble/1-2/TRB 11:05, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

How to edit and crop a preexisting image on commons[edit]

Hello! I was wondering if I was able to use Paint.NET to crop an image to get rid of some extra unneeded coloring on the sides. The picture is titled File:Connie Allen.jpg How do I overwrite it once I properly optimize the photo? Am I even allowed to do this? Thank you, Stapmoshun (talk) 18:40, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

You can use any raster editor to crop the image, but, please, do not overwrite it. Instead you should upload the cropped image under a different name. Ruslik (talk) 20:28, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
Before you put too much effort on this file, you should probably check that is is really free. The CC license seems dubious, but I can't access the source which requires a registration. -- Asclepias (talk) 20:57, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
  • Convenience link: File:Connie Allen.jpg.
  • Probably most easily done with I agree with Asclepias that the license claim seems very dubious, though. Also, if the license can be confirmed, Ruslik is right that you want to upload under a distinct filename, not overwrite. CropTool lets you choose that. - Jmabel ! talk 22:08, 8 July 2020 (UTC)
@Stapmoshun, Asclepias, Jmabel, and Ruslik: I found too many other instances of it on the web, and tagged it as such.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:02, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

Завантаження фото[edit]

Фотографії у сховищі є, але вони не відображені у Списку об'єктів природно-заповідного фонду України — Preceding unsigned comment added by Бойко Іван (talk • contribs) 05:09, 9 July 2020‎ (UTC)

Upload photo
There are photos in the repository, but they are not reflected in the List of objects of the nature reserve fund of Ukraine
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:26, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

posting photos[edit]


My username is AcroniusZ

I take pictures of municipal monuments. Almost always they were also placed on wikiMedia. category Municipal Monuments. But the photos of Rotterdam Delfshaven, Hillegersberg, Charlois and Centrum have not been placed. And neither do the photos of the Fevopolder after that. Is there a reason for that. And now a photo has been placed at Rotterdam Delfshaven that is incorrect: The photo of 1e Middellandstraat 115-117 is from Zoutziedersstraat 18-20 and there is no photo.

With kind regards A van der ZweepAcroniusZ (talk) 10:30, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

@AcroniusZ: Hi, and welcome. Which specific photos are you writing about? Please check your uploading procedures to find where the category went missing.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:05, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

Hello Jeff, How do I check my upload procedure? AcroniusZAcroniusZ (talk) 19:12, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

@AcroniusZ: I presume you have certain steps that you follow in your procedure for uploading (getting a file from your camera onto our servers). Please check those steps to make sure the appropriate categories are added.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 00:24, 10 July 2020 (UTC)

I follow the correct procedure until the link: Producing. The same every time. And suddenly it is no longer placed near and after Rotterdam. Nothing anymore. And uploading the photos again is not possible because then it recognizes that it has already been done. I'm going to upload a few today, from a different place, see what that does. Mvg AcroniusZ 09:43, 10 July 2020 (UTC)

@AcroniusZ: I for one still can't make sense of what you are saying here. In particular, I have no idea what you mean by "suddenly it is no longer placed near and after Rotterdam." Still: if the photos are uploading, then presumably they each end up on their respective file page here (you can find them via Special:MyUploads). You can edit those file pages exactly the same way you are editing this page right now. - Jmabel ! talk 14:41, 10 July 2020 (UTC)


My name is Lolzsmite1018, and I have a question regarding selfies on Wikipedia.

If I had my own Wikipedia article and it had no picture of me in the Infobox, could I take a picture of myself on my laptop webcam and put it on there? Also, if I had met a famous person whose Wikipedia article had no photo of them in the article's Infobox and took a selfie with them, could I upload it onto the article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lolzsmite1018 (talk • contribs) 13:45, 9 July 2020‎ (UTC)

@Lolzsmite1018: Hi, and welcome. Yes to both, but you should crop yourself out of the 2nd picture for purposes of that article. See also COM:SELFIE and en:WP:AUTO.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:10, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

Photo usage[edit]

Am I allowed to download and use images for editorial usage of historic photos? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kirkmckoy (talk • contribs) 15:12, 9 July 2020‎ (UTC)

@Kirkmckoy: Hi, and welcome. In general, yes. Do you have a specific photo in mind? Live long and prosper.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:30, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
@Kirkmckoy: Assuming you are asking about off-wiki use of images already on Commons: just be sure to adhere to the stated licensing for any images that are not marked as being in the public domain. If you are asking something else, please reword more clearly. - Jmabel ! talk 15:47, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

COI and basic editing[edit]

I'm the executive secretary for the person whose page I would like to edit. Is our relationship considered COI? In addition, can I completely re-do his bio based to reflect the version on our website? It is not inflammatory or biased; just correct.

We have one sourced article that is misleading: the writer makes an assumption that is opinion rather than fact. Can it be removed? We also need to remove a source that is no longer valid. (It concerns a television program that no longer airs.)

Thank you.

@MaritaRobbins: Yes, you would be considered to have a COI. You shouldn't make any changes to that article beyond reverting obvious vandalism or doing simple fixes like grammar - instead, request changes on the article's Talk Page so other editors can review them and implement them. You should be able to find all the info you need at en:WP:COI. – BMacZero (🗩) 19:15, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
@MaritaRobbins: You may or may not be aware: you've asked this question on Wikimedia Commons, not the English-language Wikipedia.
You can raise your issues on the talk/discussion page of the article in question; if that doesn't get attention and/or if you consider the article to be actually misleading, you can take that up at en:Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons/Noticeboard. - Jmabel ! talk 03:12, 10 July 2020 (UTC)

Adjusting image size / crop[edit]

Is it possible to manipulate images so that when they are displayed on a Wikipedia page with a specified image width, they present as the same size? I had wanted to display this image and this image side by side on a page on the English Wikipedia (i.e. using the multiple image template), but one shows as longer (i.e. takes up more page length) than the other. What is the best way of correcting this? PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 18:13, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

If you want to adjust to the same height and if you don't mind too much about having different widths, it can be done with this template. For example:
If you want the two images to be displayed in exactly the same size, there may be a way to crop the display of one, but you would have to look in help pages about detailed possibilities for the display of images. Maybe mw:Help:Images.
-- Asclepias (talk) 19:46, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks. Having different widths is preferable to different heights, so that's an improvement. I guess the alternative is to crop one of the files for re-upload, though this would populate Category:Chrome Hill with 2 similar images. PaleCloudedWhite (talk) 20:04, 9 July 2020 (UTC)
@PaleCloudedWhite: I gave the above example with the template because you mentioned it in your question, but I forgot to mention that the template is not necessary. You can just use a simple image height parameter. For example:
Chrome Hill double sunset part one.jpg Chrome Hill double sunset part two.jpg
-- Asclepias (talk)

Remove a photo[edit]

Hi, how do I remove a photo that I uploaded? Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Königubu (talk • contribs) 09:58, 10 July 2020‎ (UTC)

How to view old source text when there is mediainfo[edit]

Is there a way to view the source text/edit an old version of a file after there has been mediainfo added, such as a caption? I tried to go back to a previous version of one of my photos, but one of the intermediate diffs was the addition of a caption. I can view the specific revision from the history page, but when I click on the edit tab, where the apparent link has the text &action=edit&oldid=N, the actual link becomes &action=mcrrestore&restore=N. Instead of an edit window to edit the source text, the page is just a diff with no editable option. Is there some option somewhere or another way to actually get to the previous text? kennethaw88talk 15:14, 10 July 2020 (UTC)

@Kennethaw88: The old wikitext is still available through the MediaWiki API, so you can do something like this in the API Sandbox: This is pretty horrible, though, and requires you to translate the result back from JSON. The change that removed the ability to see old wikitext was discussed at Commons talk:Structured data/Archive 2018#Necessary changes to how viewing and using old file page revisions functions, where RIsler (WMF) said, The ultimate point is that there *will* be a way to view the Wikitext of a past revision, we just haven't settled on the best way to do that yet. I presume WMF are still busy settling. --bjh21 (talk) 15:52, 10 July 2020 (UTC)
Well that sucks. I really don't like any of the structured data stuff. At least I haven't had to deal with this for the last two years. kennethaw88talk 16:33, 10 July 2020 (UTC)


hello , how can i unblock my account? i need to update information . its not a promotional purpose, i need to add information . —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 04:23, 11 July 2020‎ (UTC)

What is your exact username?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:57, 11 July 2020 (UTC)
If you are MMC(Multimind Creations) then your block is on English Wikipedia, not here on Wikimedia Commons. You have already asked for help on en:User talk:MMC(Multimind Creations) and Jack Frost has already explained how you can appeal your block. Read those instructions and follow them. --bjh21 (talk) 11:05, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

I edited by removing one word from an Image Title on a Wikipedia page and now the text is broken although it appears correctly in Edit mode & on the Wikimedia page - how do i fix???[edit]

Here is the file:

It is leading with the file name and not the description. I do not know how to get it to display correctly. It should read:

"Diana" sculpted by Anna Hyatt Huntington at The Huntington Library, Museum and Botanical Gardens. Photographed in Virtual Reality 360 by cousin Jeris Huntington and entitled, "Diana: Breaking the Glass Ceiling" (2019) [I corrected by removing Through from this title] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jjjheart (talk • contribs) 12:18, 11 July 2020‎ (UTC)

@Jjjheart: In this edit, the problem was not the word you removed, it was the string of text you added in a last parameter at the end. When one of your edits breaks something, the simplest thing to do is to revert your own edit. You can then try something else. But please use the preview button until the result is correct before you publish a new version of the article. However, another user removed this image from the article, which may mean that the user disagreed with its presence in the article. You may want to discuss with that user. -- Asclepias (talk) 15:38, 11 July 2020 (UTC)
Also, in general discussions about the English-language Wikipedia are best had on the English-language Wikipedia, even if the involve an image. - Jmabel ! talk 20:37, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

About deleted photos[edit]

Images "File:Skating201802cc01.jpg" sent by the photographer to OTRS for permission. A third party accidentally deleted it. Please cancel.Do photographers need to contact OTRS again? advice please.--Ethan5979 (talk) 17:33, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

When the OTRS process is through, which can take a while, the photo will be undeleted. The image in question is this: [1]. That poster in the background might be problematic, copyright-wise. --rimshottalk 19:59, 11 July 2020 (UTC)
@Rimshot: But that could be dealt with via a Gaussian blur. - Jmabel ! talk 20:38, 11 July 2020 (UTC)


Hola! soy nueva en este portal. Quiero subir la biografía de una personalidad viva, muy importante en su ambito profesional ¿cómo debo hacerlo? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sil Gamarra (talk • contribs) 00:33, 12 July 2020‎ (UTC)


Hi! I am new to this portal. I want to upload the biography of a living personality, very important in her professional field

how should I do it?
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:23, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
@Sil Gamarra: Hola y bienvenidos. Consulte es:A:TPA y es:WP:BPV.
Hi, and welcome. Please see en:WP:MFA and en:WP:BLP.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:23, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

License from another one[edit]

I don't understand the process here. I have an author that want to give the cc-by or cc-by-sa license for his copyrighted pictures, so I may put it into wikipedia. But here I found only ways to license my own work or upload work that already has a free license. How to add a license from someone else to an upload? Form? Mail? Oath? … ? Markus Prokott (talk) 08:03, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

Markus Prokott: there are two ways of doing this. If the images are already published elsewhere, you can ask the photographer to mark the images with the license where they are published, and then upload as normal, giving the image location as the source.
Otherwise, you can upload the images, tagging them with {{OTRS pending}}, and ask the photographer to fill in Commons:Wikimedia OTRS release generator and email it to
~~ Alex Noble/1-2/TRB 09:42, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
@Alex Noble: I suggest they add {{subst:OP}} instead per OTRS and Template:OTRS pending/doc because it is dated.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:03, 12 July 2020 (UTC)


Hi I found the logo for GKS Glinik Gorlice Here but I don't know if its freely licensed or not. Can anyone help me here? REDMAN 2019 (talk) 10:40, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

@REDMAN 2019: Hi, and welcome. Usually when someone uploads a logo, it's a copyright violation taken from the web. One could upload the full-size original of it, including any metadata, but it may be judged too complex to be under TOO in the country of origin, so the copyright holder may need to publish the logo and their permission for it on their website or social media or send them via OTRS with a copy to you.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:00, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

uploading pictures taken from instagram of a leaked car[edit]

A user on instagram has uploaded 2 pictures of a car that has yet to be unveiled, the 2 pictures are most likely property of the car manufacturer but no one has claimed rights to the picture. Is it therefor okay to upload those 2 pictures to wikimedia commons as the user uploading can't claim copyright as it might belong to someone else. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sjokosaus (talk • contribs) 16:48, 12 July 2020‎ (UTC)

If the images haven't been released by their creator under a free license, they can't be uploaded here. If the car manufacturer made the pictures and don't want them released, they can't be uploaded here.--Prosfilaes (talk) 17:04, 12 July 2020 (UTC)