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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.

Commons deletion (policy)

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.
  • If the file was deleted for missing evidence of licensing permission from the copyright holder, please follow the procedure for submitting permission evidence. If you have already done that, there is no need to request undeletion here. If the submitted permission is in order, the file will be restored when the permission is processed. Please be patient, as this may take several weeks depending on the current workload and available volunteers.

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.

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: field, enter an appropriate subject. If you are requesting undeletion of a single file, a heading like [[:File: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.


Closed undeletion debates are archived daily.

Current requests

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Hola que tal, yo soy el autor de la fotografía, y es una imagen de un personaje célebre de internet que se caracteriza por su humor obsceno, humor negro o humor verde. El fin de la foto es ilustrar su biografía, la cual estoy trabajando, y no con la intención de ofender o por ocio, pues todas las imágenes que he subido son con el fin de ilustrar artículos acorde al tema. Así como existen artículos sexuales que contienen fotografías con esa tonalidad cruda. Aquí les dejo algunas fuentes sobre el futuro biografiado del que estoy trabajando:

Así que esta imagen debe mantenerse en Wikipedia.--LocoWiki (talk) 09:13, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - out of scope, even if the depicted person would be in scope, which is not supported by an existing Wikipedia article - Jcb (talk) 09:28, 15 October 2016 (UTC)
Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The subject, Adrián Nario, is listed as a member of Once Tiros, but otherwise does not appear to be notable. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 10:08, 15 October 2016 (UTC)
Lo que quieres decir es que si tuviera el artículo ya creado no se borrabas la imagen? qué sentido tiene? aunque tenga o no artículo propio, puede estar mencionado en un anexo o en una lista de celebridades de internet como ya existen, solo es de agregarlo con las referencias correspondientes, la foto seguiría ilustrando a la celebridad de internet, además que ya de por si fue parte de la producción de Once Tiros, entonces no le veo la lógica del porqué borrar la fotografía? además que soy yo quien la está donando pues soy el autor.--LocoWiki (talk) 11:15, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

Annuler la suppression du fichier portrait Alphonse TARIDE


Pouvez-vous restaurer le fichier portrait "Alphonse TARIDE" ? Celui-ci est un tableau famille qui m'appartient.

Merci. Thomas ROLLIN (Arrière petit-fils d'Alphonse TARIDE) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tomtomdegif (talk • contribs) 18:33, 18 October 2016‎ (UTC)

  • As a courtesy to other editors, it is a Commons guideline to sign your posts on talk pages, deletion requests, undeletion requests, and noticeboards. 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 the date will then automatically be added along with a timestamp 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.

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Owning a paper copy of a photograph does not give you the right to freely license it any more than owning a book gives you that right with respect to the book. This file has no listed source and is probably not actually "own work" as you claimed. The copyright is almost certainly held by the photographer or his heirs. If we knew when and where it was taken, and if published, when and where, it might be possible to restore the file, but it is not likely. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 19:06, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

File:Report on the Riots in Kowloon and Tsuen Wan cover chi.jpg, File:Riwajat Kangdjeng Nabi Moehammad s.a.w..djvu

Please temporarily undelete both files to transfer to Canadian Wikilivres.--Jusjih (talk) 20:56, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

✓ Done Please leave a note here after the transfer. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 22:38, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

  • Just wondering, but why is an admin requesting undeletions instead of just using his own undeletion button? lNeverCry 09:49, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
I assumed it was because Jusjih was being very careful not to use Admin powers for a personal reason. I probably would not have done the same thing myself, but it's not unreasonable. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 10:15, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
Jusjih is obviously a highly trusted admin, but I guess you can't short a guy for being extra careful. lNeverCry 11:06, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
Jusjih: Done? Poké95 02:48, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

File:Soudabhe Moradian.jpg

Please restore the following pages:

Reason: The removed/deleted picture was taken by me from my wife. Please advise what information is needed to process the undeletion.

thank you. Regrami (talk) 16:04, 19 October 2016 (UTC)

I don't know about any copyright problems. Why did you remove a good quality photo of Moradian from the English Wikipedia article about her and replaced it with this low resolution, dark and blurry photo? Thuresson (talk) 21:54, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Out of scope: "Examples of files that are not realistically useful for an educational purpose: Files that add nothing educationally distinct to the collection of images we already hold covering the same subject, especially if they are of poor or mediocre quality.". Thuresson (talk) 20:44, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

This undeletion discussion is now closed. Please do not make any edits to this archive.

Eric Aho Images Deleted - Artist send an email to wikipedia giving permission!


I was told to have Eric Aho email wikipedia himself to give me permission to use the photos (I took) on his wikipedia page.

This is the email that was sent to the wikimedia commons: <email redacted>

The images should not have been deleted, based on your guidelines all necessary steps were followed. Please re-publish both images that I previously uploaded. They were both installation shots.

Thank you,

Alison Palizzolo — Preceding unsigned comment added by Apalizzolo (talk • contribs) 12:57, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Please do not post emails, they are considered private and I have redacted the one above. This is Ticket:2016101710021085, which is in the queue. It has not yet been dealt with... there are a couple problems right off the bat, but they may not be insurmountable. It will require at least another back-and-forth, and once the ticket is validated, and agent will request the files' undeletion. Storkk (talk) 13:03, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
  • (Edit conflict × 2) Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose @Apalizzolo: permission to upload any necessary images for her addition to my Wikipedia page (from email that has been recently redacted, I am not an OTRS volunteer) Sorry, but Eric Aho must not only give permission Wikipedia to use their images but also give everyone permission to reuse their images for any purpose including commercially and derivative works (they may add conditions like giving credit to Eric Aho and copyleft, as long as it is not too restrictive like non-commercial). You should ask Eric Aho to release their images under a free license (like CC-BY-SA-4.0) to restore these images. Thanks, Poké95 13:07, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose If a free license has been sent to OTRS, then the image will be restored automatically when and if the e-mail is received, processed, and approved. If the e-mail has been properly received there, then the sender should receive an automatic reply with the ticket number. If the sender has not had a reply, please check that it was sent correctly and try again. Note that OTRS, like Commons, is entirely staffed by volunteers, and, also like Commons, is shorthanded, so it may be several weeks before the e-mail is processed and the image is restored. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 13:13, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

@Apalizzolo: And please don't reupload files that were deleted by community consensus. That's against policy. Thanks, Poké95 02:37, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

 Not done : If/when OTRS permission from the copyright holder is processed and confirmed, the file/s can be restored. --lNeverCry 07:17, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Restaurar dos fotos borradas

Buenas tardes, solicito que dos fotos que fueron borradas porque me las había atribuido personalmente, cuando en realidad no eran mías, vuelvan a ser reintegradas, ya que ahora ya disponen de los correspondientes permisos en Flickr como se puede comprobar a través de estos enlaces: - File:Miguel lluch.jpg - Muchas gracias. Un cordial saludo, --Hard (talk) 17:35, 21 October 2016 (UTC) Please restore the following pages:

Thank you.--Hard (talk) 17:40, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

File:Miguel_lluch.jpg (edit · last · history · watch · unwatch · global usage · logs · purge · w · search · links · DR · del · undel), flickr
File:LeonardoP1996.jpg (edit · last · history · watch · unwatch · global usage · logs · purge · w · search · links · DR · del · undel), flickr
Hi, the two images above were deleted in a deletion request, after User:Hard acknowledged he did not take them, but they were provided by the University of Navarre Archive in a verbal fashion (along many others...). Hard has managed personally this stuff, and the University of Navarre uploaded these two in its Flickr account with a CC-BY-SA 2.0 license. I hope it's enough to grant the permission. Probably they would not be the only ones requering undeletion. Thanks in advance. Strakhov (talk) 19:11, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

This undeletion discussion is now closed. Please do not make any edits to this archive.

File:திருக்கயிலையில் இருந்த நின் கோலம்.jpg

This photo was took from mobile camera and it is cover page of tamil vedha magazine and same was mentioned in the description. Since it has god and goddess image it will be similar to many and more over the image represents the sentence in the periyapuranam (epic/vedha/bible of shiva ethnicities). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kumaravels (talk • contribs) 00:20, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

 Not done : OTRS permission from copyright holder is required. --lNeverCry 07:15, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

File:Ang cnbdi.JPG

No reason to delete it unless photographs in Category:Centre Georges-Pompidou, modern achitecture, in Paris are deleted as well : CNBDI is an important cultural center in Angoulême. Jack ma (talk) 07:03, 22 October 2016 (UTC)