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لغو اتصال بین دو مقاله[edit]

با سلام خدمت شما برای حذف ارتباط بین دو مقاله باید چه کار کنم پژمان گلچین و Pezhman golchin

لطفا راهنمایی ام کنید چون هربار که این لینک ارتباطی را بر میدارم، کاربری مجدد ان را احیا یکند. در صورتی که این ارتباط اشتباه بوده است و من خودم از ابتدا و بنا به یک اشتباه برقرار کرده ام.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Nicheh4 (talk • contribs) 18:10, 30 December 2018 (UTC)

Problems with Android app[edit]

I have tried three times in recent days to upload a photo I took, using the Commons Android app. All three attempts have failed. I have encountered similar problems in the past, and have sometimes had to uninstall and reinstall the app in order to upload. I would donate more photos if the app worked smoothly. Can you offer any advice? Thanks. Cullen328 (talk) 19:27, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

@Cullen328: I had similar problems along with crashes when using the regular version, until last month. The Beta test version 2.9.0, which has been available for about a month, has behaved much more smoothly. As it happens, I normally also carry a real camera, hence make sparing use of the app, mainly for instant gratification and more precise locations. I also use the Wikishootme site to find what's missing in whatever place I'm walking. Jim.henderson (talk) 19:53, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, @Jim.henderson:. I will install the newer version. Cullen328 (talk) 20:10, 1 January 2019 (UTC)
If you're still facing issues, please do submit issue reports at [[1]] domdomegg (talk) 15:26, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

New version of "Cosmic ray flux versus particle energy" image[edit]

Hi all,

I've produced a new version of the image Cosmic ray flux versus particle energy to include recent scientific discoveries. I'm the author of the original file, but that was 12 years ago (almost to the day!) when images were still uploaded directly to Wikipedia. I'm not allowed to replace the image here on the Commons (new user?) so if someone else could kindly do it for me that would be highly appreciated. The new version can be found here: File:Cosmic ray flux versus particle energy (2018 version).svg


--Svenlafe (talk) 13:05, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

P.S.: Source attribution has already been updated.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Svenlafe (talk • contribs) 13:25, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Perfectly acceptable to have two different versions representing what was known at two different points in history. - Jmabel ! talk 17:14, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
    • I agree, but it's in use on Wikipedia pages in 40 languages. Changing the reference on every single one of those to update the links is a lot more work. Is it possible instead to rename the old version and have the new version take the old name? --Svenlafe (talk) 10:39, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
      • Good thought. Or something like that. Could someone who has dealt with a similar issue in the past please take this on? I'd like to see it done in "the usual manner" if there is one. - Jmabel ! talk 18:41, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Technically, Svenlafe is “allowed to replace the image” if logged on as Svenlafe~commonswiki (talk · contribs). Incnis Mrsi (talk) 20:34, 11 January 2019 (UTC)



a few weeks ago i uploaded logo of "I liga polska w piłce nożnej". And it was delete. I want ask to know how i can upload logo? We have all copyright of this, becouse i'm working for this organisation.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by B.wisniewski (talk • contribs) 09:53, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
  • If you uploaded it on Commons, it must have been under a different account, because you don't have any deleted edits on Commons.
  • Commons accepts only materials that are either public domain or offered under a sufficiently free license.
  • Assuming the logo is complex enough to be eligible for copyright, it is necessary to provide a specific free license, such as {{cc-by-sa 4.0}}.
  • Assuming that the club owns the copyright (not a given: by default that would belong to the artist who designed it), then (since the logo has previously been published) there are basically two ways for the club to provide that license:
    1. Go through the process outlined at COM:OTRS. OTRS is pretty backlogged, and this might take months to complete, but it will eventually solve the matter
    1. A more rapid approach: on a public-facing website that clearly belongs to the club, they can indicate the license under which the logo is made available. Cite that (with a link) as the basis for permission when uploading, and apply the same license on Commons.
Jmabel ! talk 10:19, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

System issues.[edit]


I'm new to wiki and have been working hard cleaning up articles and move them to their correct places, but I'm having difficulty moving a cat and was blocked doing so. At first I got a time-out prompt stating that I could only move so many items at a time and that I had to wait a few minutes before I could move items again (for safety reasons). I waited as requested and tried to move category Genesis Motors to Genesis Motor the correct name listed on Hyundai Motor Company's documentation and the system ended up flagging me and now I can't move items anymore on I haven't checked the normal wiki section yet because I haven't had this issue over there.

VerifiedFixes (talk) 11:00, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi VerifiedFixes,
"I'm new to wiki", welcome to the Wikimedia Commons,
You are new here you, so you should request to move pages, because this task may involve several steps.
And that's what may happened, you are unable to move pages here. No one blocked you.
"Normal wiki" is kind.. yeah, bad. If you are trying to say that at some Wikipedia, probably English Wikipedia you didn't have problems yet, is because they have different rules.
See this , is a request to change the name, but you didn't provide a source, and you didn't wait to a mover to evaluate it.
Just people with "move tool" can move some types of pages, to not create problems as you created... here, here, ...
Use the talk page before try to move things, especially categories.
-- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 20:57, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
I explained earlier in my post, that I've been moving and correcting post here in (commons). I only brought up being able to move and edit on the "other wikis" earlier, just in case someone told me that my cookies were the issue.
Whatever problems you saw were based on the main cat here, if you check the log, I was flagged several times (before I knew how to properly use the move tool). You will also see, that I DID in fact call a bot (it never showed) and that was days ago. I came back to move it myself AFTER I successfully moved several of cats to their correct placements, and that's when I was warned to take a break before I could move said cat.
VerifiedFixes (talk) 23:55, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
@VerifiedFixes: welcome to Commons. Please see COM:RENCAT; it usually takes 7 days (or longer, if Gremlins have been mucking with the robots) for the bot to rename things. Only those granted the "file movers" User Permission can rename files and pages. Please also try to be patient with the restrictions imposed by the platform; they're here to protect the system from malicious or novice users, and poorly-configured bots/scripts. The system has rate-limiting built-in to prevent potential abuse/misuse. If the system says take a break: grab a cup of tea, tunnel down the rabbit-hole of Help Pages, wait a while, and try again later. --dsprc (talk) 05:23, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Мене заблокували[edit]

Мою сторінку Ваш інтер'єр заблоковано. Я зрозуміла, що назва користувача не правильна. Що зробити, щоб розблокували сторінку і я могла змінити назву користувача?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ваш інтер'єр (talk • contribs) 14:23, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Weird error uploading an image[edit]

Anyone faced this "An unknown error occurred in storage backend "local-swift-codfw"." error uploading images? This appeared to me at the end of the upload. -- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 18:44, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Rodrigo, it sounds like a bug in the upload handler (though I've not seen with images, only large media files). If it persists (they're usually transient) you may want to file a ticket over on Phabricator so Devs can look into it. --dsprc (talk) 05:43, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
Dsprc, thank you
The files are online, the error show up, but didn't affect the upload. -- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 11:38, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
Good to hear, as the process at Phabricator is a bit technical and rather Byzantine, to say the least; it requires a certain level of masochism to see to fruition. (I'm surprised this dynamically-generated, rickety, bucket of bolts stays online like it does. An engineering marvel, or miracle, as it were.) Face-smile.svg --dsprc (talk) 19:33, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Name already exists[edit]

Hello, There is already an article under the name of Tobias Young, dedicated to a painter. Though there is an IFBB Pro and a celebrity fitness model name Tobias Young ( well. I am looking forward to write a Wikipedia article under the name Tobias Young for a fitness celebrity, please do let me know if its possible and if so how can I do it if the name is already assigned to a someone else. on the other hand if its not possible what are my alternatives ?

Thanks in advance
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Naved90 (talk • contribs) 20:21, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
Hi Naved90,
You are at Wikimedia Commons, not on a Wikipedia, we are siblings, but not the same :D, you can do your question here: Help desk to have a better answer.
A general answer, you will have to create something like "Tobias Young (model)", but is better you ask there before create.
-- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 20:36, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
@Naved90: see also the enWP guideline at en:WP:D.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 23:36, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Uploading newspaper front page[edit]

I did manage to upload this image:Wisconsin State Journal front page, Sep 4, 1952, but didn't get the licensing right. I know this is permissible because there are newspaper front page images all over Wikipedia. Any help straightening this out will be much appreciated.


MikeB17 (talk) 22:06, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

PS: That was quick, deleted already!
— Preceding unsigned comment added by MikeB17 (talk • contribs) 22:48, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
@MikeB17: Based on the deletion summary, I think you need to upload it directly to Wikipedia instead, with a fair-use rationale for the article where you want to display it. Here on Commons everything needs a free licence.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 23:33, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks Odysseus, will give it a go. MikeB17 (talk) 23:50, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Image uploading[edit]


I am creating my first page in wikipedia, and I am having trouble uploading an image.

When I try to upload it, I get an error saying that Wikipedia was not able to determine whether or not the image can be used:

"We could not determine whether this file is suitable for Wikimedia Commons. Please only upload photos that you took yourself with your camera, or see what else is acceptable. See the guide to make sure the file is acceptable and learn how to upload it on Wikimedia Commons."

Why is this happening?

This is a logo for a company page that I am creating in wikipedia, and I don't understand how to resolve this issue.

Thank you.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Alfasoftpt (talk • contribs) 10:46, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
Don't upload logos as JPG oder PNG files but rather as SVGs. Select one good logo and don't try to upload every possible variation. --Magnus (talk) 11:14, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
@Tsungam: I tried different variations as one of them worked and the others didn't, and I was trying to see if there was a pattern. None of them were SVG, so I don't understand why some get through and the others don't.
Alfasoftpt: You may wish to read Commons:Guidance for paid editors, which includes information on this topic. LX (talk, contribs) 11:22, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
@Alfasoftpt: Hi, and welcome. I am sorry to inform you that you have triggered Special:AbuseFilter/153 by trying to cross-wiki upload a smaller (<50KB or <5MP) jpg logo as a new user while leaving the summary intact. The logo you tried to upload is smaller, and you said it's your own work. Usually when someone uploads a smaller logo, it's a copyright violation taken from the web. Please upload the full-size original of it, including EXIF metadata, but it may be judged too complex to be under TOO in the country of origin, so you may need to have the logo designer/photographer send permission via OTRS with a carbon copy to you because we don't allow Fair Use here. If you want to use the file on English Wikipedia, please read WP:F. 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 14:07, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: I am trying to upload 2 different images. One of them is the logo, for which I have the Illustrator file, and I can upload an image with greater resolution. I am also trying to upload a shop picture and the resolution I have is 2048x1365. It's not the greatest quality I have seen, but it's a good quality image and the photographer does not have it at a higher quality. Why is this image also being blocked?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Alfasoftpt (talk • contribs) 14:56, 11 January 2019‎ (UTC)
  • @Alfasoftpt: Signing your posts on talk pages is required by Commons:Signatures policy. To do so, simply add four tildes (~~~~) at the end of your comments. Your user name or IP address (if you are not logged in) and a timestamp will then automatically be added when you save your comment. Signing your comments helps people to find out who said something and provides them with a link to your user/talk page (for further discussion). Thank you.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 18:10, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
You weren't yet using our Upload Wizard.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 18:10, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
@Alfasoftpt: regarding the logo, Illustrator can export artwork in SVG format, which for most logos & graphics produces a much smaller file than any raster format, and with better rendering & editability.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 18:30, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Kipi Uploader: Overwriting issues[edit]

Hello, I am currently using the Kipi uploader to get my pictures from my hard drive up to Wikimedia Commons. This worked out reasonably well up to now. Today I encountered the following issue:: I uploaded a file with a name that existed already on Commons (also uploaded by me at an earlier stage). On my hard drive both files were in different folders, so there was no clash, but here on Commons there are no folders, so the old file got overwritten. The Kipi uploader did not provide me any warning. So the questions I have now are the following: How can I avoid such overwritings in the future? How can I most efficiently get the overwritten and the new picture into two different files?

The files currently concerned are: Neuss-0038.jpg Neuss-0036.jpg Neuss-0034.jpg Neuss-0032.jpg Neuss-0013.jpg Neuss-0010.jpg Neuss-0009.jpg Neuss-0004.jpg Neuss-0003.jpg Neuss-0002.jpg Neuss-0001.jpg

Thanks in advance! --Sbjoern (talk) 13:51, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

@Peter17: might know more about this. De728631 (talk) 14:00, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
@Sbjoern: Re your second question, I suggest requesting splits at Commons:History merging and splitting/Requests.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:03, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

How I can response for the message?[edit]

You send to two times notice violence copyright. Are you joked??? this is my copyright and trade mark!! I have UK copyright certificate on my own name! you can not delete my artist statement!
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Jurita Kalite (talk • contribs) 15:22, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
We are not joking, Jurita. If you want these things on Commons, then you must release the pictures under a compatible license… and confirm it on your Web site (this protocol exists to protect Wikimedia from legal troubles). Incnis Mrsi (talk) 16:55, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
Jurita in my opinion at least the files earlier published on need a separatre permission. See COM:OTRS for this. — Speravir – 00:50, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Tracking the number of downloads of a particular file[edit]

Hi Wikimedia Commons help desk, I was wondering if there is a way to track how many times my uploaded files have been downloaded. Is this possible? Thanks,

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Christinelmiller (talk • contribs) 20:10, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
Christinelmiller: As far as I know, there are no statistics on how many times a thumbnail of a file used in various Wikimedia projects has been viewed or how many times the full resolution version has been downloaded, but as far as the number of times the file description page has been viewed, there is a link on each page called "Page information" which has statistics on page views in the past 30 days and contains further links to tools supporting longer time periods. LX (talk, contribs) 23:16, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

No subject[edit]

How to start a wikipedia new project?\
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Wertywerby (talk • contribs) 09:09, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
Wertywerby: First, you're on the wrong web site. This is Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free, educational media files used by the different language editions of Wikipedia, other projects overseen by the Wikimedia Foundation, and others. Coordination between the different Wikimedia projects, including proposals for new Wikipedia language editions, happens on the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki. You may be looking for meta:Requests for new languages#Wikipedia. LX (talk, contribs) 09:53, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Bitte um Schnelllöschung wegen Urheberrechtsverletzung[edit]

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

da ich leider nicht weiß wohin ich mich als Nichtmitglied wenden soll, versuche ich es über diesen Kanal.

Bei der Karte: handelt es sich um einen Ausschnitt eines von mir selbst erstellten Werkes, das im Internet seit 2016 frei zugänglich vorzufinden ist ( Da sich die Person, die dieses Bild hochgeladen hat, zwar die Mühe gemacht hat, es qualitativ zu verschlechtern und dann noch die Hinweise auf meinen Namen in der Abbildung zu tilgen, anstatt mich zu kontaktieren und zu fragen, ob er es verwenden kann, möchte ich, als Urheber, darum bitten die Datei sofort zu löschen.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Stefan Schnupp —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 12:51, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Von mir als URV schnellgelöscht / speedily deleted as copvio by me. --Rosenzweig τ 17:08, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Anne de Beaupre[edit]

The statue by J. Emile Brunet entitled Mary and Jesus from sainte Anne de Beaupre is actually a statue of Saint Anne and Mary as a child. They are holding a script that says charitas. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 18:45, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

I think the IP is referring to the caption at en-wiki. --HyperGaruda (talk) 19:42, 12 January 2019 (UTC)


The music album Polygondwanaland (2017) was released into the public domain by the owners. It can be downloaded from the band's website in MP3 or WAV format. I do not have the permissions to upload MP3, nor the bandwidth to upload WAV. Would it be possible for another editor to upload this album to commons? I have created a category for it at Category:Polygondwanaland. Beleg Tâl (talk) 00:05, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

@Beleg Tâl: ✓ Done, please see Category:Polygondwanaland.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 10:02, 16 January 2019 (UTC)


how can people see in google my uploaded history in Wikipedia kindly explain me details please.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Fahadalmadi (talk • contribs) 15:41, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
  • @Fahadalmadi: Signing your posts on talk pages is required by Commons:Signatures policy. To do so, simply add four tildes (~~~~) at the end of your comments. Your user name or IP address (if you are not logged in) and a timestamp will then automatically be added when you save your comment. Signing your comments helps people to find out who said something and provides them with a link to your user/talk page (for further discussion). Your uploads are thumbnailed in your list of files and listed in your upload log. Who wrote these books? Where, when, and by whom were they published?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:38, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

File:Juan Guaidó.jpg[edit]

Can someone please tell me what has happened to this image? We were using it on our main page. MSGJ (talk) 17:06, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

@MSGJ: It appears has gone missing ("File not found") due to a bug. You may want to follow mw:How to report a bug.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 18:17, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
About this file: phab:T213655. --Crt 13:35, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Maulik Pancholy[edit]

File: Maulik Pancholy 2014 cropped.png
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Quadriyan Cephus (talk • contribs) 19:10, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
  • @Quadriyan Cephus: Signing your posts on talk pages is required by Commons:Signatures policy. To do so, simply add four tildes (~~~~) at the end of your comments. Your user name or IP address (if you are not logged in) and a timestamp will then automatically be added when you save your comment. Signing your comments helps people to find out who said something and provides them with a link to your user/talk page (for further discussion).
  • No file by that name ever existed. What is your question? - Jmabel ! talk 00:27, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
File:Maulik Pancholy 2014 cropped.jpg was deleted as a copyvio due to the existence of prior work If you snapped that photo with your own hand, please post about it at COM:UDR.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 03:11, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Uploading photos from scientific paper[edit]

This review paper [2] is licensed under CC BY 4.0. The three photos in Figure 12 showing land disturbances at mining sites would be a gain for Wikimedia Commons. May I ask to have them uploaded? Thanks, 00:40, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Good point, especially uploading these photos separately, not as a montage. Are the photos available as separate pictures? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 14:22, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Why does File:Wikipedian-in-Residence_Scope_Diagram_Page_1.png have a black background[edit]

Wikipedian-in-Residence Scope Diagram Page 1.png

Hi all

I think that File:Wikipedian-in-Residence_Scope_Diagram_Page_1.png is supposed to have a white background but for some reason on my computer it has a black background on Outreach here (it has a transparent background because its a .png), but a white background here on Commons sometimes (but not always). What is going on?


John Cummings (talk) 09:28, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

@John Cummings: I have no idea what’s happening at your end, but the file itself has a white background (no transparency—I downloaded it to make sure), and the thumbnails here and on the Outreach & file pages all look that way from my end.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 18:56, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

How to link gallery category to wiki?[edit]

I was looking at & seeing only one photo of the Jesuit College decided to upload my own... Nonetheless, in trying to figure out how to move them to the 'Jesuit College' sub-heading, I accidentally stumbled across which now has 141 photos. Shouldn't the original wiki point to the category?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Cpetreman (talk • contribs) 13:07, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
@Cpetreman: assuming that by “the original wiki” you mean the gallery page, you could add a category link similarly to what was done for the ossuary (which also has its own gallery) at the bottom of the page. Another conventional way to add a link would be to put {{Cat see also}} under the section heading. (Although gallery pages occupy this project’s “main” namespace, they’re rather peripheral to most navigation & curation activities, and are developed & maintained only sporadically.)—Odysseus1479 (talk) 18:40, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Welternte Weizen, Mais und Reis 1990–2017 Diagramm.jpg[edit]

Betrifft Datei:–2017_Diagramm.jpg

Welche Lizenz benötigt diese Datei? Oder reicht die in der rechten unteren Ecke von der FAO automatisch generierte Notiz?

Es handelt sich um Erntezahlen der FAO (Ernährungsorganisation der UN), die in Form eines Diagramms ausgegeben wurden.

Vielen Dank für eure Hilfe im Voraus. --BMK (talk) 15:40, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Laut FAO gilt für deren Veröffentlichungen und den Inhalt der Webseite {{Cc-by-3.0-igo}}. Ich habe das jetzt auf der Dateiseite ergänzt. De728631 (talk) 20:11, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

New User ?[edit]

I'm just started using Wikimeda Commons to help me search for decal/logos to use. I'm looking for svg auto aftermarket products to download and edit. Any help would be great.


— Preceding unsigned comment added by Garystevens834 (talk • contribs) 16:49, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
@Garystevens834: Welcome to Commons. You might want to check Category:SVG logos of companies associated with technology, Category:SVG logos of manufacturing companies and other subcategories of Category:SVG logos of companies. De728631 (talk) 20:17, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Caption feature[edit]

I had the same question :) So, I merge it to this section.

I see that new feature appeared at the page of every image at Wikimedia Commons. I mean "Captions".

Should I copy the caption from the template "Information"? Or this new caption should be more similar to Labels at Wikidata, that is

  1. Captions has to start from small letter.
  2. The whole description should be one sentence length.
  3. The sentence should be without full stop.

Am I right? Please, give me a link to the documentation of this new feature. --Andrew Krizhanovsky (talk)

Dear help desk people, I just discovered the new "caption" feature and found it rather difficult to understand. I read the respective help page, which did not really help me. Apparently a caption is supposed to contain "structured data", whatever that is supposed to mean. I still do not understand, how a caption should differ from the ordinary description. I usually upload images of organisms, such as File:Saponaria ocymoides 2 RF.jpg. In this case I just entered one of the popular names of the plant as a caption for each language, with "Latin" for the scientific name. But I am really not sure whether this is what is intended or whether I am supposed to enter the contents of the entire description as a caption, possibly without the parentheses, italics and commas. As long as I cannot understand this feature (and so far I certainly do not understand it), I shall ignore it and not use it any more. With best regards --Robert Flogaus-Faust (talk) 22:11, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

  • @Robert Flogaus-Faust: Sounds like you used this exactly right. The idea is, roughly, to give a very short description, and to make that available in as many languages as possible. And, yes, it does seem to have been rolled out prematurely, with quite insufficient user acceptance testing. - Jmabel ! talk 22:35, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you very much! With kind regards, --Robert Flogaus-Faust (talk) 20:24, 15 January 2019 (UTC)



I'm trying to update the company logo and updated the new logo onto the Wikimedia Commons image section.

I've come unstuck however as I'm not sure of the copyright/trademark specifications and am not sure how to take the old logo down.

Ideally I would replace the new logo with the old one and the old logo is superceded by the new one.

Please can you advice?

Kind regards A1exxa (talk) 04:18, 15 January 2019 (UTC)A1exxa

@A1exxa: First off, it's okay to have old versions of things here: rather than remove the old file outrite, change it from "File:Company logo.svg" to "File:Company logo (1999-2018).svg" and that way, we have both versions. Secondly, copyright and trademark are different beasts: many trademarks are not copyrighted or even copyright-able in the United States. Something like File:Seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.svg definitely has trademark protection: you cannot just slap that bad boy on any product you want to sell. But because it was created by and for a federal agency in the United States, it is in the public domain and has no copyright protection. —Justin (koavf)TCM 04:36, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
@A1exxa: May I presume this is about File:RPS BM RGB.png, and that that is the new logo? As Koavf says, Commons shouldn't get rid of the old logo, wherever that may be. It's relevant for historical reasons. I see this is UK; they tend to have a lower threshold than the U.S. for what is copyrightable, so perhaps that is copyrightable in the UK (it wouldn't be in the U.S.). Presuming it is trademarked, you will want to add {{trademarked}}. If that is copyrightable in the UK, then this will get tricky unless you are a representative of the company. (Are you?) If it is copyrightable in the UK, then we need an explicit "free license" to host it on Commons. This in no way releases trademark rights, but it does license reuse that does not infringe trademark. (I know this is tricky. Intellectual property law is tricky, and that's independent of any decisions we make here.) I would recommend something like {{cc-by-sa 4.0|author= RPS Group}} as the one that holds onto as many rights as they are allowed to hold and still be compatible with Commons' rules.
Once that's sorted out, you reference it in an article on Wikipedia exactly the same way you reference any other image file. In particular, if there is an existing Wikipedia article, you can just replace this filename in the article. Remember to refresh your browser cache after doing so, otherwise you are liable to still see the old version. - Jmabel ! talk 04:55, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
If the company is free-licensing this (as I just described), unless they intend to indicate the license on their own website, it would be a good idea also to go through the rights release process described at COM:OTRS so that there is no question that the company is releasing those rights, not just some individual who is not authorized to speak for the company. - Jmabel ! talk 04:59, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

To change heading[edit]

Please help me to convert the heading of the page Sarcostigma to category:Sarcostigma.--Sreenandhini (talk) 10:12, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

@Sreenandhini: anyone can create a category. In this case the gallery page had already been deleted, so I just copied what was in the summary there; please verify that Sarcostigma is what you wanted.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 17:27, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
@Odysseus1479: Thank you.--Sreenandhini (talk) 18:41, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
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old drawing of dog[edit]

could you help me fint this image, it was used on the cover of a norwegian book by Per Sivle. It is supposed to be an old drawing, maybe from 18th century —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 12:48, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

No contact with parent category[edit]

In available category:"Category:Images of user: Vitold Muratov -People" I created a blue subcategory:"Category:Images of user: Vitold Muratov - Undressed People". And uploaded her with files. From any file I get from the bottom in this subcategory. But the parent category on top of this subcategory does not see it at all.What to do? Vitold Muratov (talk) 18:57, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

@Vitold Muratov: the category page Category:Images of user:Vitold Muratov - Undressed Peoples doesn't have any categories, just the text "Images of user:People". You need to add [[Category:Images of user:Vitold Muratov - Peoples]] to the category page. clpo13(talk) 18:20, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
Also, I doubt you want "peoples" here. Most commonly, "people" is the English plural of "person". There is a singular noun "people" which is pluralized as "peoples", but it would mean something like the French, or the Americans, or the Russians (each of which is "a people", and collectively they are "peoples"). - Jmabel ! talk 19:03, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

Is it OK to upload a picture of the front cover of a Theatre Programme in an article about the director of the play in question please?[edit]

Is it OK to upload a picture of the front cover of a Theatre Programme in an article about the director of the play in question please?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Oldtaxman (talk • contribs) 20:33, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
User:Oldtaxman, only if it contains no photos or logos, and is simple text or shapes, see Template:PD-text and others in Category:PD-ineligible license tags.--BevinKacon (talk) 22:19, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
Or if it is very old. Details vary from country to country, with the shortest relevant periods typically being 50 years. What year is it from, in what country? - Jmabel ! talk 05:31, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Many thanks
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Oldtaxman (talk • contribs) 09:07, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Mass deletion nomination of Canadian signs[edit]

Have no opinion on the merits of the mass deletion requests.... but there is an editor nominating a certain type of image for delet ion on mass. I'm concerned that we're being overwhelmed here... with hundreds of articles affected on English Wikipedia. Is it normal to nominate every image in categories? Needless to say it's overwhelming and very hard to respond to hundred of these. Is this disruptive or not....looks a bit fishy?--Moxy (talk) 01:13, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Should be banned ASAP as disruptive.—2605:8D80:542:F9D5:2C45:63B5:4F5F:BBD 01:59, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Images owned by others[edit]

I was give an image by a photographer with his permission for the express purpose of using on one Wikipedia page and no where else. Is this allowed? Thanks. KingOfKilgore (talk)

@KingOfKilgore: definitely not here; see COM:LIC. If the Wikipedia project allows local uploads (enWP certainly does), you could do it there, but it will probably have to be treated as non-free, with a fair-use rationale.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 03:51, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
@Odysseus1479: Thank you very much for the help.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by KingOfKilgore (talk • contribs) 09:49, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

WEBM file won't run within articles[edit]

This file File:41018 Schiefe Ebene Nov 2016.webm worked very well six months ago as a movie. Now it will not run at all. It will run from its page in Commons.

See in this article en:Steam locomotive. Can anyone help? Thanks, Eddaido (talk) 04:53, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

  • Works for me (here and in en-wiki). If I click on it, it opens in a pop-up and plays. - Jmabel ! talk 05:35, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
    • Thanks for this but I waited a long time on each article, closing and opening again several times and clicking anything I could click. Now, encouraged to repeat the performance, I tried again but in both articles as I clicked the x to close the pop-up a picture flashed for an instant and when I reopened the pop-up it played! It is two articles, en:Steam locomotive and en:Rimutaka Incline. Now I've tried again and get the flashed image when it first opens. Still have to close and reopen to get it to run. I use a Mac and Mojave if that makes any difference. Thanks for your interest, at least it can be forced to run. Best wishes, Eddaido (talk) 06:19, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Two English description boxes in the Upload wizard[edit]

Why? — Ineuw talk 09:02, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

@Ineuw: Please see Commons:File captions.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 09:26, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: Thanks for the link. This would not be necessary if the uploaders would use the image caption as the file name, and also as part of the description.:-( — Ineuw talk 10:21, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
@Ineuw: You're welcome.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 10:40, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Viet Nam[edit]

Đội tuyển Việt Nam sử dụng đội hình 3-4-3 chứ không dùng đội hình 5-4-1 như trong trang các trận đấu của bẚng D tại asian cup 2019 đâu ad
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Nguyenquanghai19 (talk • contribs) 14:35, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
@Nguyenquanghai19: is this about a picture hosted here on Commons? If so, please provide a link. If it is about a Wikipedia article, please post your concern on that project; we only deal with media here.
Google-Vietnamese: Có phải câu hỏi này về một hình ảnh được lưu trữ ở đây trên Commons? Nếu vậy, xin vui lòng cung cấp một liên kết. Nếu đó là về một bài viết Wikipedia, xin vui lòng gửi mối quan tâm của bạn về dự án đó; chúng tôi chỉ đối phó với phương tiện truyền thông ở đây.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 20:00, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Nguyenquanghai19 (talk • contribs) 10:46, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

How can I find a recently uploaded image[edit]

I received a CCːfrom Senior Deputy County Attorney,Chesterfield County, that 2 hours ago he sent to, the pemission to use a drawing of Dutch Gap Conservation Center, but I could not find it. Also not sure how to search the image library. Is there a way to search images by name?Help pleaseOldperson (talk) 15:55, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

@Oldperson: he may not have uploaded it here. It is (afaik) possible to send your images (or a link to them) to permissions-commons and they can upload it for you. I searched for Dutch Gap Conservation and found nothing this month. Either it was uploaded without any description or it wasn't uploaded. If he did upload it, he likely included his username or the file name in the mail. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 16:17, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

@Alexis Jazz: ) What can I do. They sent me a cc: copy of the permission slip, which includes the name of the Deputy County Attorney. I noticed, however that they attached as image001.jpg. Does that help. I can forward the permission slip. Anyway I still don’t know how to search for images. Post script the commons page is acting weird I can’t type a { without getting a ̺ or type a tilde So I have to prepare this on Word and copy and paste Oldperson (talk) 16:46, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

ːː@Alexis Jazz:Could you help me out here please. I uploaded this file today
Farrar's Island as it appears today
I have permission from Chesterfield County's Deputy Attorney . I included in my sourse the OTRS clause and the entire permissions inluding it's address to permissions.. They sent the email with me as a cc but they named the image as image001.jpg. I renamed it before uploading to Farrar's Island Dutch Gap Conservation Center. It is difficult, in fact mind boggling, trying to navigate the upload system. Instructions say if the permission is emailed then put OTRS template in the Source.

However I can't expect someone who is not an editor to try and learn the Uploader and go through the trouble of filling in the blanks. The system is definitely not user friendly. Will this image wind up being nominated for deletion, even though I included the persmissions and the owner of the copyright send a permissions email.?Oldperson (talk) 20:03, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

@Oldperson: sounds like you have a problem with your keyboard settings, not a Commons problem. Do other websites have the same problem?
About permission, usually OTRS handles this and would have uploaded the file. I've asked them now because you uploaded it before they could. You can search for images using Special:Search. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 20:49, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
@Alexis Jazz:This problem with brackets and tildes exists only on the commons. I don't have that problem in Word nor on WP, just commons. Thanks I found the image by searching. The commons is a complete puzzle to me. Trying to navigate the pages is beyond my ken. I have no idea what or where OTRS is there I just hope that it stays and is not a candidate for deletion. ThanksOldperson (talk) 21:12, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
@Oldperson: is the email address for OTRS. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 23:14, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
@Oldperson: When the permission is sent, you should get an automatic reply with a ticket number. That is the piece of helpful information we are missing here. GMGtalk 23:32, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
{ping|GreenMeansGo}} How can I get a ticket when it was the Deputy County Attorney that sent in the permission. Here is the scenario. I asked (Virginia)to send in a permissions , as per instructions on the commons. to CC: me, they attached the image but as image001.jpg, not as Dutch Gap Conservation era. They had previously mailed me the image and I renamed it. The image was not uploaded to commons by OTRS staff. And if they had done so I could not have found it because of the name of the image (image001.jpg). Back to the beginning. Since it was who emailed the permissions, how would I get a ticket?
I uploaded the image with the proper name and in source I included the permissions from Chesterfield . which includes the name and phone number of the county attorney. I don't know what else to do, meanwhile the issue of obtaining permission from a third party, having them email the permissions to wikipedia commons and having OTRS staff know to notify me with a ticket number is highly convoluted and almost impossible to manage. If I am not clear. A third party (copyright owner) emails permission to WP, how then am I given a ticket numberOldperson (talk) 00:58, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
@Oldperson: I found Ticket:2019011610006052, sent on the 16th at 13:23 UTC, and applied it to the file you uploaded.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 06:29, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

Providing evidence of permission for open-access journal articles[edit]

Hi, I'm AmericanLemming. I do a fair amount of editing on the English Wikipedia, but I have little experience with Wikimedia Commons. I recently uploaded five images related to ALS to add them to the English Wikipedia article. All of them have been marked for deletion because they lack "evidence for permission." All but one of them come from the open-access journal article "Modelling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: progress and possibilities", licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0. Would including the URL to the webpage that contains the full article ( or the URL to the full PDF of the article ( be sufficient to provide evidence for permission? The four images are "File:ALS Disease Pathology and Proposed Disease Mechanisms.jpg", "File:ALS animal models.jpg", "File:ALS animal models, photos only.jpg", and "File:ALS animal models, photos only.pdf".

The fifth image is "File:Prevalence of ALS in the United States by age group, 2012-2015.jpg" from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report article "Prevalence of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis — United States, 2015". As a work of the US federal government, it's in the public domain. Similarly, would providing a link to the webpage URL ( or the URL to the full PDF of the article ( be sufficient to provide evidence for permission?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by AmericanLemming (talk • contribs) 04:30, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
@AmericanLemming: with regard to the images from the review article, I would indeed add a link to the article's web page. The PDF version does not mention the CC-BY-3.0 license and is quite a big file, so I would avoid linking there. The problem with the government image is unrelated to copyright; you can object to its deletion in this DR (or FfD in Wikipedia language). --HyperGaruda (talk) 19:57, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

Adding a photo[edit]

I have a photo of the front page of the first edition of this newspaper I want to add to the page.

I can't figure out how to do it! Whoever reads this. Can I just send a link to the photo. My link wasn't acceptable to the commons upload. I even added the link to this help message and it was rejected.

I am trying to improve an entry and I am frustrated!
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Cliffoakley (talk • contribs) 11:42, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
Hi Cliffoakley, welcome to Wikimedia Commons.
The problem that I see is that we can't upload a page of newspaper here, all images here are free.
Check out our first steps Commons:First steps to see how to contribute here.
There is the possibility to upload a low resolution image of a file under copyright at English Wikipedia, however you must contact the Wikipedia community to see how and if your idea is allowed there.
You can contact there clicking here: Wikipedia:Help desk
-- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 13:24, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Parsa Pirouzfar2.jpg[edit]

The picture Parsa Pirouzfar2.JPG which is recently uploaded by me (Sc Wikinevis user) here in Wikipedia is an open source and everyone are allowed to use it.

This picture of Parsa Pirouzfar (Iranian Actor, Theater Director and Painter) was taken by an Iranian photographer Saghi Baligh and it belongs to her.

There are different version of this picture and also other pictures of other Actors and Actresses taken by this Iranian photographer (SAGHI BALIGH) in different social networks and all over the Internet, especially in Iranian websites. The google link you sent me and you believe is a copyright violation is actually an Iranian Website who used the picture of Ms. Saghi Bbaligh. Because THERE IS NO LICENSE TAGS FOR HER PICTURES | SAGHI BALIGH'S IMAGES ARE 'OPEN SOURCE' AND FREE TO BE USED, SHARED AND MODIFIED.

The photographer published this work and other of her pictures in her public Instagram page for people to use and share and she doesn't have any problem if someone use it in their social platforms, communities and websites.

If you believe you need more information you can contact the photographer herself by Public Instagram page, where she uploaded this picture and uploads all of her work.

The photographer doesn't have problem with her pictures being uploaded in wikipedia or in any other platforms.

Here the address of the photographer's Instagram, Saghi Baligh==>

Here the source of the picture we uploaded (Parsa Pirouzfar2.jpg) in Saghi Baligh's Public Instagram==>



his file is a copyright violation for the following reason:

Please let me know what else I have to do in order to keep this picture in your platform.


--Sc wikinevis (talk) 08:08, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

  • In most countries, absence of explicit license means "all rights reserved". This is true in all countries that signed the Berne Convention, but I see Iran is not a signatory, so I have no idea what the law is there. This is a complicated case that would better be discussed at Commons:Village pump/Copyright. - Jmabel ! talk 17:51, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
  • We have a brief overview of Iranian copyright at Commons:Copyright rules by territory/Iran, and an English translation of the 1970 copyright law can be found here. I don't think Iranian law even applies, however, since the image was originally published on Instagram. Whatever the case, if Saghi Baligh is okay with it being freely redistributed and modified, permission should be provided via COM:OTRS. clpo13(talk) 18:08, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

Bild unscharf[edit]

Nach der Einbindung von Bildmaterial in einen neu entstehenden Artikel wird mir ein Bild "unscharf" angezeigt (pixelige Ränder). Klicke ich auf das Bild, wird es in guter Auflösung dargestellt. Kann ich das verhindern bzw. wie kann vorgehen, um das zu verhindern?

Vielen Dank im Voraus:)

--Yon.i (talk) 10:52, 18 January 2019 (UTC) license[edit]

I found a map in the first page of a book saved in

Question: has the book or the map a license compatible with commons?

--Juan Villalobos (talk) 22:15, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

@Juan Villalobos: I don’t think so; I don’t see anything like a licence on the webpage, and the book itself has a notice saying it’s ©1965 by the Regents of the U. of California. According to COM:HIRTLE it won’t be free until 2061. However, it should be possible to ‘paraphrase’ the information in the illustration using a free base map.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 22:31, 18 January 2019 (UTC)
Hello Juan Villalobos,
This questions around copyright will be better addressed here: Village pump/Copyright
I couldn't find license description at this page, and 1965 is not that old... My suggestion is to open a thread there. And see in the bibliography of the book if the map was removed from another source, this could give a light in this case.
-- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 01:16, 19 January 2019 (UTC)


Are there any mapmakers here with free time? If so, I was wondering if any of you could create a shaded outline of the w:Guardafui Channel? Thanks Hythurrbb (talk) 00:12, 19 January 2019 (UTC)]]

@Hythurrbb: such requests are usually handled at the Map workshop.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 01:12, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

How to close a media file deletion request[edit]

Whilst many deletion requests are correct some are most certainly not in such a case how does one close a deletion request? Though I am partiularly concerned about requests for File:Universal Declaration of Human Rights Zhuang Sawndip.png and File:Universal Declaration of Human Rights Zhuang Sawndip Traditional variant.jpg, the problem of deletion requests being left open is not uncommon. Johnkn63 (talk) 03:14, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

@Johnkn63: considering you have commented in both deletion requests, you really should not single-handedly close them. That would be a biased verdict. Just let it run its course; an uninvolved editor/admin will close the DR at some point. It might take a while though, looking at the DR backlog. --HyperGaruda (talk) 08:46, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for your quick reply. Happy to wait, just worried that looking at the backlog unclear as to when this might happen. As you say after making a comment it should be someone else who closes the request. As the file page itself only displays the initial request, but not the responses to that request, this cpuld confuse people, in this case because the requests suggest the file contains errors, but in fact the files do not. Is there a tag to ask others to look at the requests?Johnkn63 (talk) 12:56, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
@Johnkn63: As COM:DR says, Non-admins may close a deletion request as keep if they have a good understanding of the process, and provided the closure is not controversial. That you're asking how to close a DR suggests that's you don't have the requisite understanding. Also, these requests are controversial, in that Wargaz hasn't given any indication of being satisfied with your changes, so they should be left for an admin to close. I think if the closure were genuinely uncontroversial, it wouldn't be a problem that you'd already commented. --bjh21 (talk) 11:31, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
@Bjh21: COM:DR also says 'In general, requests can be closed by an administrator after seven days.' It is well over seven days. This has no happened. I posted a reply the same day as the request on Wargaz's talk page, he has not replied despite having made other contributions in the mean time, to which my educated guess is that he agrees. To anyone familiar with Sawndip and the wikipedia requirement to be neutral closure would be genuinely uncontroversial. I asked the question as how to also so that I could help with the backlog. Johnkn63 (talk) 13:30, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Restoration of deleted file File:Биогенез и секреция Wnt.JPG[edit]

Please help restore illegally deleted my file and clear the charges of copyright infringement. File:Биогенез и секреция Wnt.JPG Figure was modified by me from my original in my article Важнейшие стрелочники клеток организма: белки Wnt in БИОМОЛЕКУЛА see Tried to recover but could not Dmitry Dzhagarov (talk) 10:55, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as previously published on the Internet and therefore needing permission via OTRS. Next time, please post at COM:UDR.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:24, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Connectivity problem?[edit]

Suddenly, today, I cannot upload images. I keep getting "Could not proceed due to network connectivity issues. Make sure you have a working internet connection and try again." There is nothing wrong with my internet connection and everything else works just fine, here on Commons, on all other sites and for all other activity. Anybody know what this could be about? --SergeWoodzing (talk) 05:25, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

creating a profile picture[edit]

Hello, team.

I would like to create a profile picture on page but has failed to upload, what do I do?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Dan Turyatunga Karwani (talk • contribs) 12:28, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Seems silent[edit]

I asked at the map workshop if someone would help create the w:Guardafui Channel map. Does that place usually get responses? Hythurrbb (talk) 13:27, 19 January 2019 (UTC)