Commons:Undeletion requests

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On this page, users can ask for a deleted page or file (hereafter, "file") to be restored. Users can comment on requests by leaving remarks such as keep deleted or undelete along with their reasoning.

This page is not part of Wikipedia. This page is about the content of Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free media files used by Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects. Wikimedia Commons does not host encyclopedia articles. To request undeletion of an article or other content which was deleted from the English Wikipedia edition, see the deletion review page on that project.

Finding out why a file was deleted

First, check the deletion log and find out why the file was deleted. Also use the What links here feature to see if there are any discussions linking to the deleted file. If you uploaded the file, see if there are any messages on your user talk page explaining the deletion.

Secondly, please read the deletion policy, the project scope policy, and the licensing policy again to find out why the file might not be allowed on Commons.

If the reason given is not clear or you dispute it, you can contact the deleting administrator to ask them to explain or give them new evidence against the reason for deletion. You can also contact any other active administrator (perhaps one that speaks your native language)—most should be happy to help, and if a mistake had been made, rectify the situation.

Appealing a deletion

Deletions which are correct based on the current deletion, project scope and licensing policies will not be undone. Proposals to change the policies may be done on their talk pages.

If you believe the file in question was neither a copyright violation nor outside the current project scope:

  • You may want to discuss with the administrator who deleted the file. You can ask the administrator for a detailed explanation or show evidence to support undeletion.
  • If you do not wish to contact anyone directly, or if an individual administrator has declined undeletion, or if you want an opportunity for more people to participate in the discussion, you can request undeletion on this page.

Temporary undeletion

Files may be temporarily undeleted either to assist an undeletion discussion of that file or to allow transfer to a project that permits fair use. Use the template {{Request temporary undeletion}} in the relevant undeletion request, and provide an explanation.

  1. if the temporary undeletion is to assist discussion, explain why it would be useful for the discussion to undelete the file temporarily, or
  2. if the temporary undeletion is to allow transfer to a fair use project, state which project you intend to transfer the file to and link to the project's fair use statement.

To assist discussion

Files may be temporarily undeleted to assist discussion if it is difficult for users to decide on whether an undeletion request should be granted without having access to the file. Where a description of the file or quotation from the file description page is sufficient, an administrator may provide this instead of granting the temporary undeletion request. Requests may be rejected if it is felt that the usefulness to the discussion is outweighed by other factors (such as restoring, even temporarily, files where there are substantial concerns relating to Commons:Photographs of identifiable people). Files temporarily undeleted to assist discussion will be deleted again after thirty days, or when the undeletion request is closed (whichever is sooner).

To allow transfer of fair use content to another project

Unlike English Wikipedia and a few other Wikimedia projects, Commons does not accept non-free content with reference to fair use provisions. If a deleted file meets the fair use requirements of another Wikimedia project, users can request temporary undeletion in order to transfer the file there. These requests can usually be handled speedily (without discussion). Files temporarily undeleted for transfer purposes will be deleted again after two days. When requesting temporary undeletion, please state which project you intend to transfer the file to and link to the project's fair use statement.

Projects that accept fair use

Note: This list might be outdated. For a more complete list, see meta:Non-free content (this page was last updated: March 2014.) Note also: Multiple projects (such as the ml, sa, and si Wikipedias) are listed there as "yes" without policy links.

Adding a request

First, ensure that you have attempted to find out why the file was deleted. Next, please read these instructions for how to write the request before proceeding to add it:

  • In the Subject/headline: field, enter an appropriate subject. If you are requesting undeletion of a single file, a heading like [[:Image:DeletedFile.jpg]] is advisable. (Remember the initial colon in the link.)
  • Identify the file(s) for which you are requesting undeletion and provide image links (see above). If you don't know the exact name, give as much information as you can. Requests that fail to provide information about what is to be undeleted may be archived without further notice.
  • State the reason(s) for the requested undeletion.
  • Sign your request using four tilde characters (~~~~). If you have an account at Commons, log in first. If you were the one to upload the file in question, this can help administrators to identify it.

Add the request to the bottom of the page. Click here to open the page where you should add your request. Alternatively, you can click the "edit" link next to the current date below.

Archives

Closed undeletion debates are archived daily.



Current requests

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File:Cosmos at cipo 1980.jpg

I am reopening the request, there isn't signs of copyright on the picture so the USA's copyright law doesn't apply here and it is in PD in Argentina so we can restore it Ezarateesteban 22:16, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose As per this request, absent any proof that this is PD in the US and did not get it's copyright restored by the URAA this can't be hosted on commons. LGA talkedits 23:22, 20 April 2014 (UTC)
The only proof needed is a sign of copyright in the picture to be copyrighted in USA, where's that sign here? Ezarateesteban 09:37, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
Not the case as you well know the URAA restored copyright to images that did not display the copyright notice. LGA talkedits 23:15, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

 Not done URAA restored copyright -FASTILY 18:45, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:The Zhol PIllar in 1949.jpg

Please restore this file.This is very much in the public domain. The photo is from the Tibet album. See http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/ Please read that page. The source for the photo itself is http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.59.5.44.1.html. There must be more then a hundred photo's from the Tibet album on Tibet-related pages on the various Wiki's .For example: This photo from 1950 is already used five times. See File:Treaty pillar outside the Jokhang in Lhasa.jpg Renevs (talk) 19:39, 21 April 2014 (UTC).

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Taken by Hugh Edward Richardson, who died in 2000. So unless we have a permission, no. File:Treaty pillar outside the Jokhang in Lhasa.jpg should probably be deleted for the same reason. Sorry. Yann (talk) 11:53, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

 Not done per above -FASTILY 18:45, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:MCA_Inside_131205-55.jpg

We are the copyright holders of this image and give permission for it to appear on the Myer Centre Adelaide wikipedia listing —Preceding unsigned comment added by Danmart (talk • contribs) 16:44, April 22, 2014‎ (UTC)

@Danmart: Please follow the procedure set out at COM:OTRS for sending an e-mail confirming permission; if everything checks out the images will be restored. LGA talkedits 07:52, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Please email COM:OTRS to get the file restored -FASTILY 18:45, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:MCA_Outside_131205-40.jpg

We are the copyright holders of this image and give permission for it to appear on the Myer Centre Adelaide wikipedia listing —Preceding unsigned comment added by Danmart (talk • contribs) 16:45, April 22, 2014‎ (UTC)

@Danmart: Please follow the procedure set out at COM:OTRS for sending an e-mail confirming permission; if everything checks out the images will be restored. LGA talkedits 07:52, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Please email COM:OTRS to get the file restored -FASTILY 18:45, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:Darbhanga place in Varanasi - before demolition (2002), after new construction (2011).jpg

Please restore the following pages:

Reason: Permission received via OTRS (Ticket:2014031910017344). --Mdann52talk to me! 12:29, 22 April 2014 (UTC)


Done -FASTILY 18:45, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:FComite - Headshot.jpg

Please restore the following pages:

Reason: Permission received via OTRS (Ticket:2014031910017853).. When undeleted, file should be tagged with {{Attribution |Judae1|}} --Mdann52talk to me! 12:38, 22 April 2014 (UTC)


Done -FASTILY 18:45, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

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Two files from www.kurtos.eu

Wikimedia OTRS team has received permission to publish ten files from http://www.kurtos.eu under cc-by-sa-3.0 license (ticket:2014041810005642). As two of them:

has already been deleted, please restore them. Ankry (talk) 14:40, 22 April 2014 (UTC)


Done -FASTILY 18:45, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:Eurofalsh.jpg

I am the creator and owner of this image. it is very relevant to the issue at hand.


Please send an email to OTRS and explain your situation to them. If everything checks out, they will restore the file for you -FASTILY 18:45, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

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Files of Category:Alfredo Zitarrosa

Taking into account this resolution, I request the restoration of the following files, as the only argument raised to erase them was the application of URAA.

Thanks, --Zeroth (talk) 16:41, 22 April 2014 (UTC)


✓ Done --Ezarateesteban 17:00, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:Alec Su 2012.jpg

(ticket:2014040910016246)

OTRS team received permission to publish this image under cc-by-sa-3.0 license. Please restore the file. Ankry (talk) 18:41, 22 April 2014 (UTC)


Done -FASTILY 18:45, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:VOOFA The Indian Rapper.png

OTRS team received permission for publishing this file under cc-by-sa-3.0 (ticket:2014032110001187). Please restore. Ankry (talk) 20:14, 22 April 2014 (UTC)


✓ Done :) Natuur12 (talk) 20:34, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:Logobunker.png

OTRS permission has come in for this logo from a Bunker Media account under OTRS ticket 2014031810009721. The file is released by БункерМедиа under the CC-by-sa-3.0 & GFDL license. If someone will undelete this and ping me, I will clean it up as necessary. Cheers, -- TLSuda (talk) 21:06, 22 April 2014 (UTC)


✓ Done @TLSuda: Natuur12 (talk) 21:12, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:Bildschirmfoto-4.png

Under OTRS ticket 2014032010013943 we have permission from Volker Lapczynski to release the image under CC-by-sa-3.0 & GFDL licenses. I'm not sure what the image is of, so I don't know if this checks out. If it does, could someone restore the photo. Either way let me know. Cheers, -- TLSuda (talk) 21:41, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Well, here's a copy: [1], [2]. Should this be restored? -FASTILY 21:44, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
Nope. Let me respond to get more information. Thanks, -- TLSuda (talk) 21:45, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Closed as moot per above -FASTILY 21:49, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:Go-Back-To-Your-Mama-Stereolizza.jpg

OTRS ticket 2014032010015558 permission from Kateryna Shalayeva and Oleksiy Ginchev from a Stereolizza.com email address for CC-by-SA-3.0 & GFDL licenses. Cheers, -- TLSuda (talk) 21:44, 22 April 2014 (UTC)


Done -FASTILY 21:45, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:Prof-Dr-Rolf-Sachsse-Copyright-Foto-Monica-Boirar-aka-Monica-Beurer.jpg

OTRS ticket 2014032110003836 from Monica Boirar (aka Monica Beurer) under CC-by-SA-3.0 license. Cheers, -- TLSuda (talk) 21:54, 22 April 2014 (UTC)


✓ Done Natuur12 (talk) 21:56, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:Chopin_czesc_konferencyjna.jpg

File:Chopin_czesc_konferencyjna.jpg, File:Chopin_podpokladzie_z_barem.jpg, & File:Chopin_ship_view_from_the_deck.jpg

All released by Jerzy Szymanek under ticket 2014032110007761 with CC-by-SA-3.0 & GFDL licenses. Cheers, -- TLSuda (talk) 23:01, 22 April 2014 (UTC)


✓ Done Last ones. Off to bed ;) Natuur12 (talk) 23:03, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:Althea Gibson statue.jpg

Several weeks ago, I followed the procedure for clearing this photo for Wikimedia publication -- that is, I arranged for the statue's creator to e-mail the stipulated release agreement to Wikimedia. As of today, the photo has not been undeleted. Is there anything else I need to do to get this accomplished, so that I can replace the photo in the Gibson article? I understand that this area is manned by volunteers and may simply still be in queue; but it has been several weeks. Any enlightenment would be appreciated. DoctorJoeE (talk) 23:02, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

@DoctorJoeE:The queue is behind by 35+ days right now, just FYI.
@Admin: Under ticket OTRS 2014031910013508, the creator of the statue (and copyright holder of the statue) has said that he releases the image under a CC-by-SA-3.0 & GFDL license. I'm not 100% sure if the copyright holder of the statue can do it this way, so I leave it up to you to figure it out. Cheers, -- TLSuda (talk) 23:12, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
Looks ok to me. I have added my remarks on this to the ticket in question. (non-otrs admins - feel free to email me if you want a copy of this). --Mdann52talk to me! 07:27, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
@Mdann52 & TLSuda: Here's a copy of the deleted image: [3], [4]. Should it be restored? -FASTILY 07:35, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
@Fastily: all looks ok to me... --Mdann52talk to me! 07:37, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Done -FASTILY 08:43, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:Bigfoot Trail Logo.jpg

Michael Kauffmann, Backcountry Press. OTRS ticket 2014032110009269. GFDL & CC-by-SA-3.0. Cheers, -- TLSuda (talk) 23:05, 22 April 2014 (UTC)


✓ Done okey, one more. Natuur12 (talk) 23:06, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:Amarillo Wranglers 1975 1976.pdf

OTRS 2014032310006268 CC-by-SA-3.0, from Richard Potter, executor of Fred Potter Studio. Cheers, -- TLSuda (talk) 23:36, 22 April 2014 (UTC)


✓ Done Natuur12 (talk) 06:37, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:Wiki-FIT1976.jpg

File:Wiki-FIT1976.jpg, File:Wiki-Fit1988Eng.png, & File:Wiki-Fit1988Arab.png

OTRS ticket 2014032510007871 Fit Reisen (company) releases images under CC-by-SA-3.0 & GFDL (email from company address). Cheers, -- TLSuda (talk) 00:14, 23 April 2014 (UTC)


✓ Done Natuur12 (talk) 06:37, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:سقف کاذب همراه با تصویر پاییزی.jpg

Please restore the following pages:

Reason: این تصاویر متعلق به من بوده و اصل تصاویر هم در اختیار دارم 2.177.182.77 03:40, 23 April 2014 (UTC)


Please send an email to OTRS and explain your situation to them. If everything checks out, they will restore the file for you -FASTILY 07:35, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:Hanna Jaffa.jpg

OTRS permission has come to publish on cc-by-sa-3.0 and/or GFDL license (ticket:2014042210020939). Please restore the image. Ankry (talk) 06:38, 23 April 2014 (UTC)


✓ Done Natuur12 (talk) 06:40, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:Plakat Filmfest 2013.jpg

OTRS team has received the permission to publish this image on cc-by-sa-3.0 and/or GFDL license (ticket:2014040710005341). Please restore the image. Ankry (talk) 08:00, 23 April 2014 (UTC)


Done -FASTILY 08:43, 23 April 2014 (UTC)