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Template:Aircraft cat[modifica]

The {{Aircraft cat}} template does not link to the "Aircraft of Taiwan" category. Can someone fix it?--Kai3952 (discussione) 03:32, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

What's wrong with it? Seems to be working smoothly in CAT:Aircraft of Taiwan after Special:Diff/373953262. Ahmadtalk 15:41, 7 November 2019 (UTC)
@Ahmad252: There is a red link to "Aircraft of the Taiwan" at the bottom of Category:Military aircraft of Taiwan.--Kai3952 (discussione) 11:35, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
@Kai3952: Yes, because that's Category:Aircraft of the Taiwan, not Category:Aircraft of Taiwan; with an extra "the". Ahmadtalk 12:26, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

Why got my logo declined?[modifica]


I tried to upload the new company logo to this wikipedia site: I chose a png-file which was created by us (the company Concardis). Unfortunately the file got declined. But I could not find the reason for that. Could you please help me?

Thank you very much,

— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da H.Thiem (discussione • contributi) 10:22, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
Jmabel: The new logo it's too simple to be CR, IMHO. She can upload the new version without permission, I think. Regards. --Ganímedes (discussione) 11:03, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

Щодо авторства.[modifica]

Британське видавництво Golden Cockerel Press (відповідна стаття міститься в англомовній Вікіпедії) припинило діяльність у 1961 році без правонаступника та оголошення передавання будь-яких авторських прав. Чи маю я право опубліковувати зображення з книжок, виданих видавництвом і на підставі якої ліцензії?
— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da Poli.Pav (discussione • contributi) 13:21, 8 November 2019‎ (UTC)
@Well-Informed Optimist:, care to give this a look as a uk speaker? GMGtalk 13:29, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
uk:Сирітські твори. --Well-Informed Optimist (discussione) 13:39, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

debugging a creator page[modifica]

Creator:Louis Huard (1813-1874) doesn't seem to be linking to Louis Huard (Q21555912) correctly. The creator page says there isn't a creator page item at WD (there is), and the WD item says there isn't a creator page nor a sitelink to a category, not true. Can someone figure out what's wrong here? Levana Taylor (discussione) 04:51, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

  • I think I've improved it, but there's still a warning on the Wikidata side. It seems to be related to the disambiguation in the creator template name: it also occurs on Richard Adams (Q28837128). --ghouston (discussione) 05:52, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
known problem. i just reported again at d:Wikidata:Contact_the_development_team#Commons_link_should_exist_201911.--Roy17 (discussione) 17:27, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

To help[modifica]

I want help me
— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da John Faya moud (discussione • contributi) 07:33, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
For anything in particular? Rodhullandemu (discussione) 11:39, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

Why is my picture marked for delition, can someone please explain to me what mistake I did when uploading it?[modifica]


I uploaded a photo I took of Marina Litvinenko and then got this message below. Can someone be so kind and explain to me, why the picture should be deleted? Which mistake did I do? And can we please remove the delete request and publish it? Many thanks, Tessaszy

File:Marina Litvinenko March 2018.jpg Commons-emblem-speedy.svg Notice of Impending Speedy Deletion File:Marina Litvinenko March 2018.jpg is considered to fulfill the criteria for speedy deletion and has been marked on its page. The following reason has been specified: COM:CSD#G4, Recreation of content previously deleted per community consensus.

If you believe the content does not meet the criteria for speedy deletion, you may replace the speedy deletion tag with a regular deletion request (if the content has not been deleted) or request undeletion (if the content has already been deleted). All your uploads, including deleted ones, are listed in your upload log. If you need help, please read our frequently asked questions or visit the help desk. Please do not remove this message from your talk page. You may set up archiving instead.

Deutsch | English | español | français | português | +/−

Patrick Rogel (talk) 17:22, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da Tessaszy (discussione • contributi) 18:40, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

@Patrick Rogel: please explain your rationale. When was the photo deleted before?--Roy17 (discussione) 19:34, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

Phab silence[modifica]

Can anyone give me a clue what I am supposed to do after I report a problem on Phabricator, a few weeks go by, and I am basically ignored? If I understand correctly, someone seems to be telling me that because the but looks different for people who use only one language than it does for me with 8 Babel boxes, they're not interested. This makes no sense at all, so perhaps I am misunderstanding what is happening. Is there some forum I can use there to draw more than one person's attention to the bug? - Jmabel ! talk 18:41, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

I confirm the bug exists for me too (win10 firefox 70).--Roy17 (discussione) 19:34, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
@Roy17: Could I prevail upon you to say so on the linked report on Phabricator? Thanks. - Jmabel ! talk 01:46, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
AFAIK, wiki-specific gadget issues, if unrelated to any MediaWiki core / extensions, are not handled on Phab, so practically no one responsible for the gadget will see the report. Closing, but I'll look into this issue.
Regarding the silence, that is because you was asked to follow mw:Help:Locating_broken_scripts but this was ignored. --Zhuyifei1999 (discussione) 02:24, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
@Jean-Frédéric: Could you look into this? I'm running out of time for this --Zhuyifei1999 (discussione) 05:47, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
CC @Mike Peel: --Zhuyifei1999 (discussione) 06:04, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the ping ; however I’m afraid this is beyond by JS-fu :-( Jean-Fred (discussione) 08:21, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
@Jmabel: In general, if you have issues with a gadget, your best bet is probably to follow the “talk” link from the gadget page:
Collapse Captions: Collapse the File captions interface. [discussione] [Traducilo]
which in this case links to MediaWiki_talk:Gadget-Collapse-Captions.js Jean-Fred (discussione) 08:21, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Restoration of extinct genus Izmirictis[modifica]

Can any one help me upload this picture to Commons, and is it possible to do this? I found it on this this site (text on english language). It is the interview with scientist about this extinct animal. And these are articles about discovery:article 1 and article 2. The Explaner (discussione) 21:18, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

@The Explaner: I'm afraid we cannot use this image on Commons because it is copyrighted and non-free. The original articles cannot be acessed without logging into the websites of the publisher so they're most likely not licensed under a free licence. De728631 (discussione) 22:08, 10 November 2019 (UTC)
ok thanks ∼∼∼∼
— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da The Explaner (discussione • contributi) 22:11, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

Copyright of a songtext from a composer who already died?[modifica]

Do I have the right to upload a songtext (one page with text and musical notes) from Hermann Simon who already died in 1948?
— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da Georg1001 (discussione • contributi) 08:05, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
@Georg1001:In my humble opinion, this should be OK, please apply {{PD-old-auto|deathyear=1948}} when declaring the copyright status of the songtext, regards.廣九直通車 (discussione) 08:19, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Getting my photos reinstated back on commons[modifica]

Good morning,

I was redirected here from User talk:Gbawden. Said I would be able to have my images that I took and own reinstated here permanently on Commons. I'm just a bit unsure of the process. Here is the transcript of messages between me and User talk:Gbawden:

Page link:

Photos Deleted

Dear Gbawden,

I had a group of photos deleted here on Wikimedia Commons. The photos are my own work. I really think Wikimedia Commons is a great source for images on the web and as a photographer I'd love to contribute. I'm still learning the rules the best I can and understand completely that my images were deleted. Maybe I had the wrong license on them. Am I allowed to upload them again under the Public Domain license?

Thank you,

Shtarka1 (talk) 14:43, 7 November 2019 (UTC)

   Hi @Shtarka1:. Thanks for wanting to contribute. Its not that you had the wrong license - its that the photo was found on Instagram and thus there was doubt about ownership. If a photo has previously been published on the Internet we need confirmation of ownership via the COM:OTRS process. You will have to show that you took the photo and have the rights to release it. Hope this helps Gbawden (talk) 05:57, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

Oh OK thank you. I'm not sure how to do this. I appreciate you helping me. Is there a form? I'm sorry. Shtarka1 (talk) 11:17, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

   @Shtarka1: There are some templates you can use for your email. I suggest that you read over the page at COM:OTRS - it is a very useful guide Gbawden (talk) 11:23, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

There are a bunch of different ones, I'm not sure which one applies exactly to my photos. If I know which one I can fill it out and email it back. I really appreciate your help. Shtarka1 (talk) 11:27, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

   @Shtarka1: look at the template on COM:ET - there is also an Interactive generator you can try Gbawden (talk) 11:29, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

I will fill click the Interactive Release generator and take care of this soon. Thank you very much for taking the time to help me. Shtarka1 (talk) 11:38, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

It is not letting me add the images back as they were deleted before, seems like I have to add the images back before I can continue on the Interactive Release generator so I'm stuck in the middle and can't continue. If I'm doing this correctly. I added all the names of the images into the generator as instructed but I'm stuck now. Shtarka1 (talk) 15:49, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

Here is the direct link to the photos previous upload log that I'm trying to fill out OTRS process getting them reinstated with the Interactive Release generator : I'm not sure what to do. I appreciate your help very much Shtarka1 (talk) 15:54, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

I know all the information for each photo, like exact descriptions is on record with Commons. I'm not sure I even have all that saved. Any help would be appreciated, you've really been great. Thanks Shtarka1 (talk) 15:57, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

   @Shtarka1: Sorry for the late reply. Can I ask that you post your issue to the Help Desk? They are better suited to assist you Gbawden (talk) 11:29, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

OK I will now thank you Shtarka1 (talk) 14:20, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

I look forward to hearing back and getting these images that I took and own permanently back on Wikimedia Commons.

Thank You, Shtarka1 (discussione) 14:37, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Hey Shtarka1. Thanks for your interest in contributing to Wikimedia Commons. The files aren't really "deleted" in the normal sense, but in a technical sense, are merely "hidden". So once we receive the permission email, we can have them restored without you needed to reupload them.
Having said that, it would be helpful if you had access to the original photographs, with the original meta data intact, rather than only the copies post-digital manipulation. That helps to lend additional credence to saying you were the original creator, and can also provide useful information for those who want to reuse and remix the content. GMGtalk 14:52, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Thank you very much for your prompt response. Is there a template I can use to email. There is so much on here just not really sure what to send. I do have the photos loaded on file. I don't have a list so I would have to see them in the gallery and dig through and find them. Thank you again for getting back to me. Look forward to hearing back from you on the template to email. Shtarka1 (discussione) 15:07, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Hello again Shtarka1. As you probably have seen, there is specific wording proposed at COM:CONSENT. As far as a list, you can probably just include a link to your user talk page where there is already a list of the deleted files. The important things are 1) that you can demonstrate that you are the owner/photographer of the images, and 2) that you release them under a specific free license. The suggested license is Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International, which allows the files to be used for free by anyone for any purpose, so long as they give you proper attribution as the creator. GMGtalk 15:14, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Thank you and I apologize for being a bit naive to these technicalities on Commons, I completely understand and want them reinstated properly so I'm all for this process. I clicked the link you sent above COM:CONSENT should I try to directly send an email rather than the Interactive Release Generator I assume yes? Shtarka1 (discussione) 15:20, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

From looking I would fill in my information into the template and send the email to the address specified. Thank you, Shtarka1 (discussione) 15:23, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Hey Shtarka1. Either one is fine. You can also just send an email directly to As long as you hit those two points (establishing ownership, specifying a particular free license) then we should be able to work around any rough edges. GMGtalk 15:33, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

OK here is a copy of what I plan to send, looks OK?


I hereby affirm that I Steve Mark, the creator and/or sole owner of the exclusive copyright of both the work depicted and the media as shown here: and have legal authority in my capacity to release the copyright of that work.

I agree to publish the above-mentioned content under the following free license: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International.

I acknowledge that by doing so I grant anyone the right to use the work, even in a commercial product or otherwise, and to modify it according to their needs, provided that they abide by the terms of the license and any other applicable laws.

I am aware that this agreement is not limited to Wikipedia or related sites.

I am aware that the copyright holder always retains ownership of the copyright as well as the right to be attributed in accordance with the license chosen. Modifications others make to the work will not be claimed to have been made by the copyright holder.

I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement, and that the content may or may not be kept permanently on a Wikimedia project.

Steve Mark Copyright holder 11/11/2019

Thank you for taking the time to help me

Shtarka1 (discussione) 15:35, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

@Shtarka1: Works for me. When you send it, should should be an automated response with a confirmation ticket number. If you will give that number to me, I can look it up on the back-end and we can take it from there. GMGtalk 15:41, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Email sent Ticket:2019111110008602 Look forward to my photos being a permanent part of Wikimedia Commons. Thank you for your efforts, very much appreciated your help Shtarka1 (discussione) 16:09, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

deletion of y own media[modifica]

why you are rejecting this , i take this photo how can i assure you
— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da Mobeen ur Rehman (discussione • contributi) 17:54, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
Hey Mobeen ur Rehman. It looks like many of your photos were deleted because they appeared to be personal photos. Commons accepts many types of images, but they must be within the scope of the project, which generally requires that they be realistically useful for an educational purpose. Photos of family and friends usually falls outside of this scope, and would be better suited to upload on social media. However, any photos you wish to contribute that are within the scope of the project are more than welcome. GMGtalk 18:10, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
I believe User:GreenMeansGo meant to link COM:SCOPE. - Jmabel ! talk 18:49, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for that. I forget what project I'm on more often then I like to admit. GMGtalk 20:57, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Copyright restrictions[modifica]

I have copied a photograph from the web. It derives from the web site Am I right in assuming that I cannot add it to my draft AfC, even though the subject of the photo died in 1901? Also, would the source be acceptable in terms of reliability? BFP1 (discussione) 18:07, 11 November 2019 (UTC)BFP1
Hey BFP1. Unfortunately, without additional information it's hard to say. Wikimedia Commons does allow upload of very old images where the date of publication and the author are unknown, but in order to meet this the image must be at least 120 years old. Since we know only that the image was created 1901 or earlier, this image falls short of that by a couple of years. If we could find the source for the image in the site you reference, we may be able to adjust that, and demonstrate that it is suitable for upload here. GMGtalk 18:22, 11 November 2019 (UTC)
I think it originally came from Which indicates it came from a family album, but I don't think that helps with the date of the photo. Could you direct me to where I can get advice on the free use of such a photo? Thanks BFP1 (discussione) 21:01, 11 November 2019 (UTC)BJP1

Copyright help regarding File:Rachel Blaney.jpg[modifica]

This is a photo of a Canadian politician. I'm not sure if this would be public domain. --Ilovecats516 (discussione) 18:18, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Hey Ilovecats516. Unfortunately, Canada is not one of the countries whose governments release their official work into the public domain. So the image will not fall out of copyright until 50 years after publication. GMGtalk 18:20, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Well that sucks. Where could I find a public domain image? Ilovecats516 (discussione) 18:54, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Hey Ilovecats516. Looks like we have two currently at Category:Rachel Blaney, but they're both pretty crappy quality. In cases like these, I would try to find a public relations contact with her office and see if they will release an image they/she own(s) under a free license. They can do so by following the instructions at COM:CONSENT and sending a verification email. GMGtalk 22:51, 11 November 2019 (UTC)

Current revision of file just won't show up[modifica]

I spent along time making this map image back in the summer but no matter what I do, the Image seems to not show do to some unknown error I cannot figure out.

I uploaded two new versions of the file, and it still will not show, however, when I look at old revisions, now the Image shows, but when I reverted, now the current image still doesn't show. You get an error if you try to look at it in anything other than it's full size, and if you look at it on other wikimedia sites, like wikipedia.

I can't figure out what's wrong. Help is greatly appreciated

Avrand6 (discussione) 00:03, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

I believe this is a known bug. It should fix itself in a matter of hours. Beeblebrox (discussione) 00:49, 12 November 2019 (UTC)
It's a cashing issue. Typically this is an issue on your browser, not on our site. Most likely, if you look at it from any other computer, or any other browser on the same computer, it is fine. Most browsers can use CTRL-F5 to clear their cache. - Jmabel ! talk 01:08, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

How to request OTRS check?[modifica]

How do I request someone to check whether a permission statement has been received at ? Specifically, can someone please check whether a statement has been received from ""?— Vaibhavafro💬 14:53, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

Selección Colombia 2020[modifica]

Hola Lobo kun mfc Como Estas me gustaría que crearas el nuevo Uniforme Alternativo de la Selección Colombia de Fútbol para el año 2020 y de algunas selecciones confeccionadas por adidas. Muchas Gracias que estés Bien. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 01:07, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

commercial use[modifica]

I have had a request to share some of my photography work (so it can be used in a page on Wikipedia) but cannot do so if commercial use is allowed. Why is there no option to license the work as creative commons but non-commercial? It's a very simple addition too the license. I did the work fundamentally for a good cause (documentation of a historic building in order to help spare it from demolition). The potential for someone to use my photos commercially is at odds with me sharing them for the greater good. This is the first time I have used Wikimedia Commons and I'm really baffled with this aspect. If there is another way for me to get the photos onto Wikipedia with no commercial use I'd like to know how. Thanks

— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da Barton Taylor (discussione • contributi) 03:07 13 November 2019‎ (UTC)
  • @Barton Taylor: Commons is specifically intended as a repository of media that may be freely reused; that is why we don't support a "non-commercial" option.
  • You don't say which Wikipedia this is about, but I'm guessing that since you are writing in English, you mean the English-language Wikipedia. Unlike Commons, they have some provision for non-free use of images. I don't know whether it would apply to this particular case (not nearly enough information in your remarks); see en:Wikipedia:Non-free content or you might ask about this at en:Wikipedia talk:Non-free content. - Jmabel ! talk 07:30, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
    • If those are your personal photographs, the English Wikipedia will not accept them either. Fair use over there is only allowed if no free alternative exists. De728631 (discussione) 20:31, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Logo upload - not working[modifica]

Hi, I'm creating my own wiki entry and try to upload my own company logo but unfortunately it's not successful. The system said it's not my own, but it is.
— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da Searfi (discussione • contributi) 14:56, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
You seems to have uploaded the logo. Ruslik (discussione) 18:36, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

Deletion without explanation: account 240Kent[modifica]

It was active up until this afternoon (November 13th) and I made small changes but now that I've logged on again my account is gone.

I don't understand the deletion without explanation; I have been diligent in following the rules of both account and page creation, and am completely unclear as to why my account could/should have been removed. All I have done since this account was created 3 weeks ago was create two small entries and I had planned to do more to continue to establish legitimacy. Now, because the account was deleted, I can't even access explanations from moderators as to why anything I did was removed.

I assure you I am not a bot, just someone who wishes to contribute useful information to the ever-expanding Wiki encyclopedia. How can I request reinstatement of the account plus explanation of why it was removed in the first place so I can ensure it doesn't happen again?

Thank you,

— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da 240Kent (discussione • contributi) 19:21, 13 November 2019 (UTC)
@240Kent: Welcome to Wikimedia Commons! Why do you think your account is gone? You're clearly able to log in as 240Kent because you posted the above from that account. That's the only visible thing that account has ever done on Wikimedia Commons. Over on English Wikipedia, you made some edits to Wikipedia talk:Sandbox, which is a "sandbox" page that gets blanked regularly. If you want to see your changes, they're here. You also created the page User:240Kent/sandbox, which is still there. --bjh21 (discussione) 19:56, 13 November 2019 (UTC)

لقد قمت برفع صورة التقتها بنفسي في تركيا لشخصية سياسية و نجح رفع الصورة لكن يطلب مني نوع من الترخيص او المصداقية و لكن لم افهم كيف توفير هذا ،،، شكرا لكم[modifica]

لقد قمت برفع صورة التقتها بنفسي في تركيا لشخصية سياسية و نجح رفع الصورة لكن يطلب مني نوع من الترخيص او المصداقية و لكن لم افهم كيف توفير هذا ،،، شكرا لكم
— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da مينا جمال صبحي (discussione • contributi) 20:20, 14 November 2019 (UTC)
  • I presume this is about File:عبد الباسط.jpg. I believe the question is, given your past history of uploading other people's work as your own, why someone should believe that this is different.
  • I will point out, in favor of this image: it does not seem offhand to be anywhere else on the web, and it is higher-resolution than most sites offer. I would be inclined to assume good faith (though I would be more inclined to do so for a user who had no history of uploading copyright violations). - Jmabel ! talk 00:10, 15 November 2019 (UTC)



I made a map on ARCGis pro

RGV map.jpg

and was flagged for not my own work? I'm not sure why. What do I need to fix and how do I label that?

Jmjosh90 (discussione) 01:39, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

@Jmjosh: Responded on your talk page. The map is based on OpenStreetMap data, and OSM requires attribution. Alex Cohn (discussione) 19:17, 15 November 2019 (UTC)
@Jmjosh90: I suggest that you look at this image for guidance. If you want to, you could identify the author as "User:Jmjosh90 and OSM Contributors" --Martinvl (discussione) 22:25, 15 November 2019 (UTC)
Thanks @Martinvl:! I think I figured it out.

Jmjosh90 (discussione) 22:31, 15 November 2019 (UTC)


Bon dia,

Properament iniciarem la rehabilitació de la façana del edifici de la Rambla Nova 40 de Tarragona, catalogat com a BE CULTURAL D'INTERES LOCAL.

Donat que es el primer cop que entro en la vostra secció, voldria saber com puc contribuir aportant fotografies de l'obra.



— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da MANEL MATA (discussione • contributi) 09:39, 15 November 2019 (UTC)


42 days ago, I asked 雅婕 on her talk page why this file have two different dates, and she said angrily to me: "There is nothing to say to you guys. If you want to plant and fall, let's come over! I have a clear conscience! After all, this is just the dark side of the human nature. Beatrice Hsu is my favorite idol Everything I did was for her sake. If you want to continue to make trouble... I..... no objection... I have no opinion" I really don't see the point in trying to make trouble in this way. My problem is not malicious; on the contrary, I want to help her. So, I recently discussed with 雅婕 on Chinese Wikipedia. Unfortunately there is no result after two weeks(her reply to me diff/56844237). I know why she is angry with me, because someone deleted her uploaded photos. In fact, this is not related to what I asked about about in my original question. If I want to edit her photos, then I need someone to help her get familiar with policies.--Kai3952 (discussione) 11:37, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

I don't speak or read Chinese (yet), so I can't follow your conversations. But the only dates I see are the date of creation (which are consistent between the EXIF and the infobox) and the upload date, which is much later. How do you think there are two different dates? Rodhullandemu (discussione) 11:47, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
I have sent User:雅婕 with Template:Be civil, not only to inform about talk page etiquettes, but also in hope of raising the user's attention, regards.廣九直通車 (discussione) 12:05, 16 November 2019 (UTC)
@Rodhullandemu: 雅婕 can speak and read English. If you look at the editing history of this file, you will see that I have corrected the date. Actually, I am worried that I made her angry again. She only cares about those deleted photos, but clearly this is not helpful for Wikimedia Commons. Also, the more serious problem is that 雅婕 thinks that all the people who edit her photos are want to delete hers. To be be perfectly honest, I feel that she has a strong hostility towards me. I don't know how to help this user.--Kai3952 (discussione) 16:02, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

I never said that editing is equivalent to deleting
And because you did something that made others puzzled.
Will be hostile
Please don't deliberately distorted the meaning. Thank you~
12:02, 17 November 2019 (UTC)雅婕留言

Not sure about User:雅婕's response, but my guess is that 雅婕 might thought that User:Kai3952 believes that File:位於福田妙國內的蛋蛋妙居.jpg was not taken by her, due to the discrepancy of date?廣九直通車 (discussione) 06:52, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
@廣九直通車: You say that I didn't believe her? She did not answer my question directly, so I choose to believe the EXIF date. Also, I haven't distorted the meaning of anything. If she cares about this, she should not the unpleasant emotions cause problems for other users. I have communicated with 雅婕 on the issue, and you can look at 封禁通知. I see that she said: "我以為你們又要動手腳 因為出現在討論頁上面的結果 幾乎都是被刪 能不氣嗎". If she really doesn't trust us, then no one can help her.--Kai3952 (discussione) 12:12, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
@Kai3952:Not really, but just trying to figure out the issue through your conversation at User talk:雅婕#File:位於福田妙國內的蛋蛋妙居.jpg.廣九直通車 (discussione) 13:15, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
What do you want to tell me?--Kai3952 (discussione) 13:39, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
@雅婕: I may to edit your photos in the future. If you are still angry with me, I will suggest that you first manage to stay levelheaded instead of losing your temper. I don't want anyone to increase my workload as it would waste the time I can contribute to Wikimedia Commons.---Kai3952 (discussione) 13:06, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

Category:Gonzalo Ariza[modifica]

Hi. (Sorry for my english...) I'm concerned because almost all images in this section have been tagged for deletion by Y.haruo. I'm afraid he's right... But I would like to see what can be done in this case, because the articles about this painter will loose a lot without them. The painter, Gonzalo Ariza, died in 1995 and the paintings are in public museums. In this cases who could give the permission(s)? --Felipe Restrepo Acosta (discussione) 15:47, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

  • @Pedro Felipe: Only the heirs to his intellectual property can do that, unless the paintings are in the few countries that would allow freedom of panorama for paintings displayed in museums. Most likely, those would be family members, though it would take some research to find out who. If he is still represented by a gallery, then you have a place to start researching. - Jmabel ! talk 16:06, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

Fel namn i bildfilen/Wrong name in the image file[modifica]

Hur ändrar man ett felaktigt namn i en bildfil? Björn Lund ska heta Björn Ljung i denna fil: (,_Joakim_Larsson,_Karin_Ernlund,_Björn_Lund_in_2018.jpg).
How to change an incorrect name in an image file? Björn Lund will be named Björn Ljung in this file: (,_Joakim_Larsson,_Karin_Ernlund,_Björn_Lund_in_2018.jpg) --LaFotisto (discussione) 23:23, 16 November 2019 (UTC)

@Jmabel: Thanks! /LaFotisto (discussione) 10:11, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

Uploading for 5312x2988 takes longer[modifica]


My 5312x2988 photos are not uploading quicker, please fix this.

Thank You

— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da ZidaneHartono (discussione • contributi) 00:30, 17 November 2019‎ (UTC)

@ZidaneHartono: Does this issue also happen on other internet connections? Because the issue might not also be Wikimedia Commons' fault. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 20:55, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

File:Guang Hua Plaza rectification-of-name action 20120815.jpg[modifica]

The uploader claimed that the photo was taken on 15 August 2012, but the EXIF date shows "11 April 2013". If the given date is incorrect, should I use the {{According to Exif data}} template?--Kai3952 (discussione) 07:47, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

The letter is dated 20120815. When the photo was taken is irrelevant.--Roy17 (discussione) 11:45, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
I started to categorize Solomon203's photos by year, so I need to know when this photo was taken. But it is odd that The uploaded date is earlier than the EXIF date. What should I do in this case?--Kai3952 (discussione) 13:05, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
For a faithful picture of a document, the only relevant date is the date of the document. - Jmabel ! talk 16:48, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Painting of Oso Kuka and his men.jpg[modifica]

Hello! I havent been able to find a better license for this image, so i would like it removed, please.

--Albert Falk (discussione) 13:28, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

✓ Fatto. --Túrelio (discussione) 15:19, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Risolto
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. Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 20:51, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

can find my article[modifica]

i wrote a bio yesterday i cant find it?
— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da Pep abala (discussione • contributi) 15:15, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
In case you meant your draft, it is here: en:User:Pep abala/sandbox. --Túrelio (discussione) 15:17, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

Louise van Mierlo 8yrs old[modifica]

Why did you say that this file/pic can be deleted when I followed all the instructions?
— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da CaptainFelix1368 (discussione • contributi) 20:34, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Convenience link: File:Louise van Mierlo 8yrs.gif. - ~```
  • Not sure what instructions you followed, but it appears to be a personal photo of no educational use, with no description or categories, no source information, no author indicated, and no license indicated. Except for no description or categories, any of these would be sufficient grounds to delete the photo. - Jmabel ! talk 07:43, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Right to upload photos from Canadian DND[modifica]

Is it okay to upload photos that the Canadian Department of National Defence has on its website?
— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da Bluenose Gunner (discussione • contributi) 23:35, 17 November 2019 (UTC)
  • @Bluenose Gunner: Only if they have an appropriate free license. Do you have something specific in mind? - Jmabel ! talk 07:45, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Can I upload a picture from a journal to wikipedia ?[modifica]

I want to upload a picture from an article. This is the Link to the article
— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da Mn2019 (discussione • contributi) 02:53, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
  • @Mn2019: As it says at, "Almost all of [the material available from the PMC site] is protected by U.S. and/or foreign copyright laws, even though PMC provides free access to it. … The respective copyright holders retain rights for reproduction, redistribution and reuse." So, no, this is generally copyrighted material with all rights reserved, unless specifically stated otherwise. - Jmabel ! talk 07:48, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Wont let me upload photo?[modifica]

I drove to a ghost town, Blitzen, OR in 1986 and took a picture. I figure somebody in the world might want a picture of Blitzen some day, there are no other photos on Wikipedia. What a colossal waist of my time! All I get is a message saying 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.

...but there's no sort of even a pretense of an explanation on any guide in Wikipedia Commons. Just a stupid picture, sorry I wasted my time, and now I wasted more time complaining.
— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da Mrkempen (discussione • contributi) 03:48, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

...and when I publish this, without any sort of clue from the heading of this, it ends up in some poor Asian' artists page? Who I've never heard of? I scanned my own photograph, attested that it was mine and a filter still blocks it, and there's absolutely no explanation on why photos get blocked or how to fix problems, or why it was flagged, just cartoons telling me not to use other people's work.
— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da Mrkempen (discussione • contributi) 03:54, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

@Mrkempen: Did you try to upload from Special:UploadWizard or somewhere else? If (for example) you tried using that cross-wiki upload from the English-language Wikipedia, that filters out a lot of files that can readily be added with Commons' upload wizard. - Jmabel ! talk 07:51, 18 November 2019 (UTC)


If I try to upload videos via video2commons I get following error: An exception occurred: DownloadError: ERROR: UcDM80wf7-Q: YouTube said: Unable to extract video data. So I cannot upload videos. What to do? --PJ Geest (discussione) 13:54, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Hey PJ Geest. See the discussion about the issue here. GMGtalk 16:43, 18 November 2019 (UTC)

Antony Damien[modifica]


Je tente une mise a jour de fichier sur la page d'antony Damien, avec beaucoup de difficultés

La nouvelle version de la photo est plus récente et plus lumineuse le tableau ayant été restauré; de plus le nom exact de la photo est Vielle masure Chateau-Renard Pouvez vous m'aider --JFDAMIEN (discussione) 17:22, 18 November 2019 (UTC) Cordialement

Jean francois

— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da JFDAMIEN (discussione • contributi) 18 November 2019‎ 17:22 (UTC)
  • Could someone with good French please help out here? Multiple separate issues needing to be sorted out. - Jmabel ! talk 00:30, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
@JFDAMIEN: Vous avez plusieurs messages d'avertissement sur votre page de discussion qui sont liés au fait que vous posez des reproductions sur Commons, sans indiquer les indispensables références et les licences correctes. Veuillez lire attentivement le message que je dépose sur votre page de discussion. --MHM (discussione) 07:36, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

uploaded photo thumbnail not showing[modifica]

I uploaded a photo for the Star Filling Station in New Raymer, Colorado, from its listing on this page:,_Colorado

The image is this:

File:NewRaymerCO StarFillingStation-160397.jpg

But the thumbnail has not shown up. I used to do this all the time, but it's been a while. Am I missing a step?

charlotte couchman
— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da Cecouchman (discussione • contributi) 17:23, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
Hey Cecouchman. It doesn't appear that you ever added the photo to the list after you uploaded it. The software all this is based off of is quite dumb, and there is no automatic system to add relevant images to articles. All has to be done manually. GMGtalk 20:57, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
Actually there is/was a semi-automatic way to pick up on those images. I have not updated my scripts yet but @TheCatalyst31: might see this. Agathoclea (discussione) 21:17, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
The script only works if someone runs it manually, but I just did that and the photo should be in the article now. If you ever want to do it yourself, there's a hopefully-working version of the script here. TheCatalyst31 (discussione) 23:38, 18 November 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for your help. I didn't remember adding the thumbnails manually before, only on the page. I will try to refresh myself on the methods. I appreciate it. And I apologize, but I have no idea how to format this response. User:Cecouchman

Что необходимо, чтобы статью не удаляли ?[modifica]


Я хочу разместить статью об известном в украине клипмейкере. Но ее удаляют из-за малой "энциклопедичности". Почему? Чего-то не хватает в описании ?
— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da Zmkazp (discussione • contributi) 21:02, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
  • Does this have anything to do with Wikimedia Commons (the site you've posted this on)? We don't host articles. - Jmabel ! talk 00:15, 20 November 2019 (UTC)

Deletion Request[modifica]

An administrator has marked for deletion a photo that I took of the author C.S. O'Cinneide because it appears on another website . This website had the photo provided to them by the author, C.S. O'Cinneide. She uses it for all her promotional material and it appears on her website (, on her publishers website ( and beyond. This deletion request should be removed. How can this be achieved.
— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da MarcusK0100 (discussione • contributi) 03:40, 20 November 2019 (UTC)
  • @MarcusK0100: I assume this is File:Headshot 300.jpg. When you uploaded, you said it was your own work. You are now saying this thing about "provided to them by the author", etc. This is a bit confusing: are you saying you are the photographer, or not? (Different routes to go, depending on whether you are, so let's start there.) - Jmabel ! talk 06:01, 20 November 2019 (UTC)
The photo was taken by me and provided to the author to be used freely at her discretion. She provided it to the Eden Mills Writers Festival (the website mentioned in the deletion request) and to all websites that require an official photo. It appears several places online.
— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da MarcusK0100 (discussione • contributi) 12:23, 20 November 2019 (UTC)

MarcusK0100 (discussione) 12:27, 20 November 2019 (UTC))

@MarcusK0100: See Commons:OTRS on how to verify that you have permission to upload pictures. Secondarywaltz (discussione) 15:10, 20 November 2019 (UTC)
@MarcusK0100: Slight clarification on what Secondarywaltz said: Commons:OTRS will tell you how (and to what address) to send an email clarifying that the work is yours, that it was previously published without a free license that would be acceptable to Commons, but that you are now offering to grant a cc-by-sa-4.0 license. Sorry about the difficulty here: we have this OTRS policy because so often people upload a photo they found "somewhere on the Internet" and falsely claim it to be their own work. - Jmabel ! talk 16:19, 20 November 2019 (UTC)


I try to upload pics clicked ny me but while uploading, masg came from ur end tht is is violted copy right act. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 05:25, 20 November 2019 (UTC)

  • You were not logged in when you wrote this message. If you were trying to upload without logging in, that wouldn't work.
  • I'm pretty certain we don't have a message anywhere that tells someone they "violated the copyright act." There are some messages that say that the copyright status of certain things isn't clear, but if the message says what you indicate, perhaps you were not actually not on this site when you tried to upload, but on something else that looked similar or had a similar name.
  • You don't indicate what upload tool you were using, which makes it pretty hard to say anything more specific. - Jmabel ! talk 06:05, 20 November 2019 (UTC)

Copyright grant reviewed?[modifica]

Hello! I wrote to a copyright holder to ask to use their image and send an email as stated in the rules. The email was sent on October 12th. I was wondering how long does it normally take to check the info? I'm talking about File:Delphine Fawundu.jpg to be more precise. Thank you!--Less Unless (discussione) 10:04, 20 November 2019 (UTC)

Hey Less Unless. It looks like the ticket was already processed and we have not received any reply. We normally do not accept permission sent from generic email accounts, since anyone can go out and register,, or, and there is no guarantee that the email represents the person it is supposed to. If you are in touch with the copyright holder, you will need to have them resend the permission with an official verifiable email account, such as that from their official website, so we can be sure the information is coming from the right person. GMGtalk 16:07, 20 November 2019 (UTC)
HI, GMGtalk, thank you for explanation. What if the person doesn't have another account? I have wrote the holder via their official page and got reply from, which is, i suppose, used as an official one. Are there any other ways to prove the copyright belongs to the person? Thank you--Less Unless (discussione) 20:55, 20 November 2019 (UTC)
Well Less Unless...we can get creative in whatever way we can think of so long as it verifies it. I've had people send in their driver's licenses and passports, although that's probably something most people aren't comfortable doing. Alternatively, they could make any page on their website (even a temporary one) and link us to it, where they state that this is their official email that they use, even though it doesn't include their website domain. GMGtalk 21:35, 20 November 2019 (UTC)
Got it! ;) Thank you for your time, i'll figure it out!--Less Unless (discussione) 21:58, 20 November 2019 (UTC)

Can I upload these diagrams?[modifica]

I came across a 1968 leaflet created for public realease, containing diagrams of a dam. The leaflet doesn't explicitly allow or forbid the use or copying of its contents. May I use parts of it for upload into wikimedie and/or wikipedia?
— Il precedente commento, non firmato, è stato inserito da SartagoSternitSartagineHostes (discussione • contributi) 11:46, 20 November 2019 (UTC)