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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. Watch your request's section for updates.


Closed undeletion debates are archived daily.

Current requests

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File:MDP 91.jpg

This file has been downloaded according to instructions and cleared for use.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Answ3rback227 (talk • contribs) 20:26, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

Pictogram voting info.svg Info Slightly larger version of File:M. Del Priore.jpg, up for deletion at Commons:Deletion requests/File:M. Del Priore.jpg. Thuresson (talk) 20:56, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

@Thuresson: Please see User talk:Answ3rback227#Please don't delete: M. Del Priore.jpeg, which alleges that portrait artist, photographer, and uploader are all the same person.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 00:12, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold Ankry (talk) 13:59, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:OsmAnd

This one has to take the cake for the most frivolous deletion. Two users mention that none of the screenshots meet the threshold of originality and thus should be kept. How does User:Srittau decide to close?

Deleted: Only one image had a proper license tag, all others were "licensed" under a clearly invalid CC license.

Translation: I can't be arsed to change around a few licenses (which could literally be copy-pasted from the page that was kept), so instead I'm just going to throw everything out. This kind of disregard for fixing problems is pretty rampant here and quite disappointing considering it's readers who get affected and reduces the utility of the project. Opencooper (talk) 04:03, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment This is one of the most frivolous undeletion requests I have seen in a long time. If the uploader (or anyone else) can't be arsed to fix their own license in the 1.5 months this DR was open, it is clearly not the admin's task to do so, especially given our backlog and number of deletion requests and speedy deletions on any given day. But of course it is easy to demand of other people to sacrifice their own free time. Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 09:08, 24 July 2018 (UTC)
Weak excuse. Would have taken you as much time as you typed in this reply to copy-paste the license templates from the non-deleted file. If you're really so pressed for time you could even post a request in the village pump for assistance. It also shouldn't be an admin's task to delete perfectly fine files just because there's a backlog. Opencooper (talk) 02:29, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
The sad thing is, if you had just asked to restore these files and fix the template, I would probably have done it. But given your shitty attitude I am not inclined to do just the slightest bit of work for you. I wonder if any other admin will, just to be abused by you. Sebari – aka Srittau (talk) 08:51, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
the deletions will continue until the attitude improves. the civility burden is on the uploader. charming. Slowking4 § Sander.v.Ginkel's revenge 11:16, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
@Opencooper: The remaining File:Osmand street routing.png is licensed:
{{GPLv3 only}}
{{ODbL OpenStreetMap}}
Do you want those licenses to apply to all restored files from this category?   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 02:37, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
If the screenshots only contain simple geometric shapes, then yes (though logos can always be cut out, as has been done in the past). I can only go off of the linked discussion though as the files are all currently deleted and can't be viewed. Opencooper (talk) 02:52, 25 July 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files of Alberto Julbe

'[T]he author was listed as "My fiancee" (who happens to be my wife right now). I posted them with my account because she doesn't have one, and according to Spanish law, anything we own is shared.' per these edits.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 12:54, 29 July 2018 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support Don't think we should be requiring OTRS for uploads from spouses. U.S. law allows for a "duly authorized agent" (not well defined) being able to do almost anything copyright-wise (including file registrations I believe) for the actual copyright owner; a spouse would probably fall under that (unless the author complains of course). Carl Lindberg (talk) 19:34, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support We can accept OTRS permissions from close relatives, why do not do it here? --Ruthven (msg) 16:21, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question @Ruthven, Clindberg: how do you suggest to mark it to avoid redeletion after nominating again by a user who notices that uploader is not the author? Ankry (talk) 12:47, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
@Ankry: When you undelete a file, you always add {{undeleted}} template in the talk page (and eventually the {{deleted}} template when the deletion is due to a DR)). It suffices for anyone to be able to check past deletion history. --Ruthven (msg) 16:35, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
@Ruthven: I doubt bots will check that. And checking whether it is uploader's work or not may be a bot job. Ankry (talk) 17:53, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
@Ankry: When you consider a UDR done or not done, please also close it with {{Udelh}} and {{Udelf}}.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 16:45, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: I consider it done when the OTRS agent added the OTRS template or nominates for redeletion. I would prefer OTRS requests to bo closed by the nominator, but this is to be discussed elsewhere. Ankry (talk) 17:50, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
@Ankry: Fair enough, I hope @Arthur Crbz understands that.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 18:09, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
Not sure to understand why Jeff G. mentions me in this discussion. Undeletion requests have always been closed by the administrator handling the request. {{undeleted}} is used to keep track of the request and if permission is insufficient, OTRS agent can ask for speedy deletion.
OTRS agents can close these requests but you need to know that sometimes we need several days before adding the permission template on the file (asking to the uploader to provide permission from another person OR clarifying information for instance). So requests could remain open for days... Unless we create a new page dedicated to OTRS agents ? --Arthur Crbz (talk) 08:33, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

File:North Korea FA.png

Hi, this file is the logo of the North Korean Football Association, and it can be seen here. The file was deleted from Commons because "the ball makes the logo pass the threshold for originality". However, since there are hundreds of thousands of such football icons, this one cannot be original. We have hundreds of them on Commons, see Category:Association football icons and Category:Association football logos. Please undelete and mark as PD-shape. Thanks, --Gnom (talk) 15:15, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

Presumably OP refers to Commons:Deletion requests/File:Fed coree nord.svg. Thuresson (talk) 17:07, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
Yes, thank you. --Gnom (talk) 21:18, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support. However, I am not sure how high or low North Korean TOO is... Any hints? Ankry (talk) 10:34, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
We don't, except for en:Copyright law of North Korea. It will be the same as in pretty much any other country. --Gnom (talk) 13:57, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Balajijagadesh

See Commons:Deletion requests/files from the Press Information Bureau, Government of India Files from PIB are free under {{GODL-India}} Perumalism (talk) 19:05, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Recuperação do Arquivo File:Cidade de Coluna (MG)-2018.jpg

Português do Brasil: Vim pedir a recuperação do arquivo File:Cidade de Coluna (MG)-2018. Venho novamente falar que ele é de minha autoria. Além disso, ele é essencial para a visualização da página da Wikipédia em português Coluna (Minas Gerais). Eu acho que o arquivo foi eliminado por eu não preencher corretamente as informações sobre as licenças (não sou muito bom com isso). E peço que recuperem esse arquivo de minha autoria ou deixem eu carregar uma nova versão do arquivo.

Guerreiro do Vale (talk) 13:09, 4 August 2018 (UTC)Guerreiro do ValeGuerreiro do Vale (talk) 13:09, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

Portuguese of Brazil: I came to ask for the recovery of file File: Cidade de Coluna (MG) -2018. I come again to say that he is my own. In addition, it is essential to view the Wikipedia page in Portuguese Coluna (Minas Gerais). I think the file was deleted because I did not properly fill out the license information (I'm not very good with this). And I ask that you recover this file of mine or let me load a new version of the file.
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 13:28, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

The following is copied from my user talk page; I cannot properly answer because I have access to neither file.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 14:28, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Respondendo a sua pergunta da página de recuperação de arquivos, observe bem no vídeo: ele é antigo, e o formato da imagem é em 3×4, enquanto a minha foto está em formato 16×9. Não teria como eu tirar uma foto desse vídeo, senão ele ficaria em péssima qualidade. O arquivo não carrega metadados porque a foto foi tirada de outro celular. Guerreiro do Vale (talk) 13:31, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Answering your question from the file retrieval page, look closely at the video: it is old, and the image format is 3 × 4, while my photo is in 16 × 9 format. It would not be like taking a picture of this video, otherwise it would be in bad quality. The file does not load metadata because the photo was taken from another cell phone.
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 14:00, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
@Guerreiro do Vale: The image is reasonable resolution (1040×584) but contains no camera info so it may be hard to prove that it is indeed your image and not made by somebody else. You can try to prove that contacting COM:OTRS; however, if you fail, the image may not be stored in Wikimedia Commons due to COM:PCP (reasonable doubt about authorship). Please note, that you may upload a photo as {{own}} if you made the original photo yourself using your camera (and if you did, it is hard to explain why did you not upload the original photo, full-size with camera info in EXIF). If there is a reason not to publish the original photo, you can also provide it to OTRS, where it will be kept private. As we have many photos, that are claimed to be Own work why they are actually not, we must be extremely carefull axepting photos that atuthorship cannot be verified, even if the image cannot be find in the Internet using services like Google Images. BA candidate.svg Weak oppose at the moment and suggest to contact OTRS or upload the original file. Ankry (talk) 15:33, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

File:HB-HOT 2018 crash at Piz Segnas, Switzerland.jpg

Should be undeleted as it is from a police report ("Kantonspolizei Graubünden" = cantonal police, canton of Graubünden, Switzerland) where {{PD-Switzerland-official}} and {{PD-Switzerland-photo}} applies, the later due to the purely documentary nature of the picture (police photograph of the accident scene). -- 09:18, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

Even if so, also a US copyright tag is needed. And I cannot find anything aplicable. Ankry (talk) 13:27, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
E.g. {{PD-ineligible}} would be appropriate. --Fraknö (talk) 15:05, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
Let's wait for the outcome of Commons:Deletion requests/File:2018-08-05 Flims Flugzeugabsturz JU52 Bild1 w 1600 h 0.jpg which is related. De728631 (talk) 16:24, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold Ankry (talk) 13:57, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Noam Chomsky - Prospects for Survival - 2017 - 1.jpg and File:Noam Chomsky - Prospects for Survival - 2017 - 3.jpg

The files were erroneously marked as copyright violations, when they actually aren't. (See the thread at User talk:Secondarywaltz#Re Chomsky photos for a detailed explanation). Σ (talk) 18:49, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

Pictogram voting info.svg Info unsure if the uploader's explanation is enough here to prove that the uploader and not UMass DML owns copyright to the photos. IMO, a more reliable information from an identifiable person via email to OTRS might be needed here to explain more precisely relations between the photographer/uploader and UMass DML. However, any other opinions are welcome. Ankry (talk) 12:55, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
@Ankry: Did you read the thread? Because all the objections you note were answered therein. Are there any specific points that you find to be insufficiently explanatory? Σ (talk) 01:48, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
@Σ: Yes, I did. Let's assume, that you are right. And lets assume that in few years, when you are no longer an active user, we (or WMF) receive fake copyright claim from somebody claiming that they have boght copyright for this image from UMass DML, and they wish take-down and fee from reusers. How can we reject such a claim basing on declaration from an anonymous user only? That is the reason, that I think we need some independent or verifiable confirmation of your (an anonymous user's) words, eg. that Umass DML is a company that loans cameras only and do not claim copyright to any images or that you have some real agreement with them. Note, that I do not object undeletion here, I only raise some doubts for consideretion. Fake copyright claims are real. Ankry (talk) 04:59, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
It sounds like you're asking Σ to out themselves.
Did you look at the UMass DML website? It's pretty obviously a university service, and not a company. This is a standard arangement at universities I'm familiar with and have attended - you borrow a camera, and have full rights to copyrights to any media producted. Legoktm (talk) 05:11, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
On what basis, the metadata? The DML website clearly explains their policy on lending equipment to university affiliates. The metadata of a photo is text that can be changed by anyone who has photo editing software. I could do it to any file on Commons. I could do it to yours. You could do it to mine. If a hypothetical copyright troll did somehow manage to buy the copyright to all pictures produced by the university, could they come up with a plausible claim of copyright consistent with the DML's loan policy? Maybe. But based on metadata? That would be pretty thin ice to walk on. Σ (talk) 06:32, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Photos of John James allegedly grabbed from campaign videos

I was not given an opportunity to repair link SecretName101 (talk) 23:57, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

So you have the opportunity to do provide the link here.
Symbol support vote.svg Support if this is [1]. Ankry (talk) 14:27, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
Without seeing the image (or the broken link I had originally provided), I have no way of confirming the correct link. SecretName101 (talk) 16:20, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
But quite probably, yes. I beleive that was the source of at least one of the images I am requesting be undeleted.SecretName101 (talk) 20:50, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

I was not given an opportunity to repair link, and will do so if undeletedSecretName101 (talk) 00:01, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Extracted from video at (talk) 00:02, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

This link SecretName101 (talk) 16:18, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Extracted from video at SecretName101 (talk) 00:03, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

I cannot see any video under the link above. Ankry (talk) 14:24, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Meant this link SecretName101 (talk) 16:18, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose because the photos were not found in the videos by the deleting Administrator Ronhjones. Other content uploaded by this uploader may have similar issues. Hyperlink: (cc-by-2.0 on YouTube). One photo in that promotional video is of James in US Army uniform, and may be by a US Army fellow service member on duty, but needs permission via OTRS if not. The video of James was probably shot by members of James' campaign or an outside videographer, and needs permission via OTRS, probably © 2018, JOHN JAMES FOR SENATE, INC. The same goes for the link Ankry provided, (also cc-by-2.0 on YouTube).   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 13:22, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
You misunderstand. It is not that they were not found in the videos, rather, the videos were not found at the broken links I accidentally provided. Besides, the image of him on duty is not one that I uploaded, so that is utterly irelevent. The youtube account (evidently) is his campaign account, thus its licensing as CC-BY is a licensing by the campaign itself. SecretName101 (talk) 19:20, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment File:John James.png - Alexis Jazz ping plz 19:25, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment It there are doubts concerning validity oc the videos' CC-license, I think it is worth to restore tha images, fix the broken links and start DR discussions about them. Ankry (talk) 13:51, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Files uploaded by Stan Ioan Ovidiu

Request temporary undeletion My understanding from Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Stan Ioan Ovidiu is that the issue with those movies was the soundtrack. I would like the files to be temporarely undelete so I can download them and remove the soundtrack. The affected files are:

Thank you.--Strainu (talk) 09:30, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support temporary undeletion. Ankry (talk) 14:20, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
✓ Done @Strainu: You can overwrite the files with your video-only versions. We can then delete the revisions that include the soundtrack. De728631 (talk) 14:28, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Working on them... Strainu (talk) 14:43, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Unfortunately the changed files had over 100MB, so I had to upload them using the wizard. De728631, could you please move File:Centrul Istoric al Municipiului Codlea - Biserica Evanghelică Fortificată și Muzeul Tradițiilor noaudio.webm and File:Documentar Cetatea Feldioara noaudio.webm over the orginals and then recover the current wikitext? Thanks.
I'm having some issues with the third file, still trying to obtain a decent quality file.--Strainu (talk) 14:29, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
@Strainu: I merged the Codlea files, but File:Documentar Cetatea Feldioara.webm seems to have a decent "silent" version made by you. Do we really need to keep the huge noaudio upload for this one? De728631 (talk) 14:42, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
I believe so. While small, that version has some artefacts around the text and in various moments of high movement. I decided the best would be to follow the suggestions from this email (including the quoted emails from Rupert), which got me these huge files.--Strainu (talk) 17:18, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Alright, Documentar Cetatea Feldioara.webm has also been merged. De728631 (talk) 17:23, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Done the third one, same method: File:Ghimbav_-_Istoric_al_așezării_noaudio.webm. Thank you!--Strainu (talk) 18:06, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done Done, the undeleted files have been overwritten with revisions without audio track, so they can be kept. Thank you, Strainu, for providing the "silent" uploads. De728631 (talk) 18:30, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima

I've been waiting for some time for @Yann: to open an undeletion request after the events in Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. But he didn't. I had forgotten about it, until Slowking4 reminded me.

Either we need to delete the laundered negatives again or undelete the original. (Commons:Deletion requests/File:Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima.png) The current state makes no sense. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 01:31, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question @Alexis Jazz: This is unclear to me which exactly file you wish to be restored? Ankry (talk) 13:31, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
@Ankry: at least File:Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima.png and File:Iwo Jima Flag Raising - LoC copyright notice.pdf. And anything else that would depict w:File:WW2 Iwo Jima flag raising.jpg, I'm not sure how I could find the links. (I assume admins can search deleted files, so I'm not really the right person to ask for exact filenames) - Alexis Jazz ping plz 13:44, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Ping @Clindberg: who responded quite a bit to Commons:Deletion requests/File:Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima.png. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 21:54, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Frankly, I'd want to see the contents of that 1945 Associated Press news annual before I'd be comfortable keeping the Rosenthal photos. If the photo is not in there, there may not be any other valid renewal. But that one had some potential for it. Carl Lindberg (talk) 22:30, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
@Clindberg: and perhaps File:Marked-ap-letter.jpg as well? Can that be temporarily undeleted anyway so I can see it? I'm curious what they claim. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 03:43, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
Offtopic section
@Alexis Jazz: This letter contains AP claim of copyright and information that the image may be ued in Wikipedia as Fair Use (but not copied elsewhere). Not worth undeletion, IMO. Ankry (talk) 08:35, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
@Ankry: I'm curious how they word it exactly. If I (and Clindberg and whoever else is interested) are not allowed to see it, well.. That'll make it harder for anyone to support undeletion. AP made a statement about their copyright, but we can't see it. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 09:27, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
I think, it may be published, eg. on the WMF wiki, but not on Commons. Email me, if you wish to receive it privately. Ankry (talk) 13:43, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
@Ankry: How? There is no mail user link on your page. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 14:42, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, I had reason to disable it temporarily on this wiki. @Alexis Jazz: try now. Ankry (talk) 17:08, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Undelete File:Cultura apatukada.jpg

The people trying to upload the photos are trying to make the same article I uploaded the photos for, so they are free to use the pictures under these file names.

Sandleguiz (talk) 02:08, 11 August 2018 (UTC)2018/08/11

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose @Sandleguiz: To publish an image of an artwork made by a modern or recently (<70 years ago) died artist, you need to provide a written free license permission from the artist (or the artist's heirs, if the artist died). See COM:DW and COM:OTRS. Moreover, declaring it to be your Own work is not also violation of Wikimedia Commons rules, but also violation of the artist's copyright/moral rights. Do not do that. Ankry (talk) 13:27, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Zasluzhenniy svyazist RSFSR 4.jpg

Прошу восстановить файл. Это моя собственная работа. Birger (talk) 16:41, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Please undelete the file. This is my own work.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Birger (talk • contribs) 16:43, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support as I disagree with the DR nominator: size is not small; this is a scan of a PD object: metadata from scanner may be not available. Ankry (talk) 08:25, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Pather Panchali 50yrs.jpg

The image has been published by Press Information Bureau (description, direct link) and can be used under {{GODL-India}}Gazoth (talk) 20:09, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Adding three more:
Gazoth (talk) 21:16, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
Adding three more:
Gazoth (talk) 03:31, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
Adding three more:
Gazoth (talk) 01:23, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Adding five more:
Gazoth (talk) 15:16, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Adding three more:
Gazoth (talk) 06:46, 15 August 2018 (UTC)


该图片确实是中国民兵的标识之一,相应图片为[2][3],适用Template:PD-PRC-exempt。原始速删理由“This is not the Emblem of People’s Militia of China and is a copyrighted work. Source: [4]。”不成立。

The picture is one of the identities of Chinese militia. The actual use is as follows[5][6]. Apply to Template:PD-PRC-exempt. The original speedy deletion reason "This is not the Emblem of People’s Militia of China and is a copyrighted work. Source: [7]." is invalid.Jyxyl9 (talk) 03:35, 12 August 2018 (UTC)


Please excuse. I am new at writing here and trying to find the right outlet to publish my infos/Bios. As this whole wikipedia is VERY complicated I would be pleased if you can advise.


— Preceding unsigned comment added by BarryAK (talk • contribs) 15:14, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
@BarryAK: You have successfully uploaded File:Barry Alexander King Singer Songwriter.jpg (but with a defective description). You seem to be the subject of that photo, so here is some advice: The owner and subject of a photo is not usually the copyright holder, the photographer usually is. Please have the photographer send permission via OTRS with a copy to you. We do not host articles here on Wikimedia Commons, English Wikipedia does. There, you are cautioned to read en:WP:MFA, en:WP:COI, and en:WP:AUTO.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 22:15, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

File:The Dog.jpg

Mistaken speedy deletion. Yesterday I requested deletion of File:A Dog.jpg as a degraded version of what when was available as File:The Dog.jpg. The former has JPEG artefacts one of which is now highlighted as an image note. The latter is compressed milder. Soon I came offline, then a sock puppet tried to remove deletion templates and edit warred, and in the ensuing confusion another file (better quality, or probably the source) was deleted.

I tried to obtain satisfaction from Magog the Ogre but he rejected my request. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 21:11, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Or, alternatively, just upload the better-quality JPEG over A_Dog.jpg. I am too lazy to search for it in the browser cache, whereas you sysops can extract it quickly. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 21:42, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support I suggest restoring and merging the images. However, as the existing one is subject of a DR I also suggest to delay any action until the DR is closed to avoid larger mess. Ankry (talk) 05:12, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Bangalore Nano National Award 2012.jpg

File:Bangalore Nano National Award 2012.jpg

Photo courtesy is mentioned and reference link is also indicated. Hope this would be accepted for undeletion.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Giridhar U Kulkarni (talk • contribs) August 13, 2018 (UTC)
Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose The photo has been published before without a free licence and was attributed to a certain Bhagya Prakash K. To undelete the file, we need a permission by email from the copyright holder via COM:OTRS. De728631 (talk) 08:11, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

LaTonyaJeanLawrence.jpg /thumb/ model on casting360 photographer

Requesting my photo uploads to Be undeleted

— Preceding unsigned comment added by LaTonya Jean Lawrence (talk • contribs) 07:42, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Your only deleted upload when you added this request was File:Self made - freelance model casting360.jpeg. The file was deleted because you did not specify where it comes from, who holds the copyright and if it was published under a free licence. This information is required to undelete the image.
Please note also that we do not allow selfies and other personal images of users who have not made any substantial contributions at Wikimedia projects like Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons. Commons is not your personal webhost but only collects images that can be used for educational purposes. I have therefore also deleted your other uploads per Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by LaTonya Jean Lawrence. Please see Commons:Project scope for details about the purpose of Wikimedia Commons. De728631 (talk) 08:06, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

File:WAN-O .jpg

I have the rights to use the images.

Ref [Ticket#: 2018080610004179].

NanaYawKesse (talk) 08:44, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose This should wait unlil processed by an OTRS agent. Ankry (talk) 18:30, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose If a free license has been sent to OTRS, then the file will be restored automatically when and if the email is received, processed, and approved. Note that OTRS, like Commons, is entirely staffed by volunteers, and, also like Commons, is shorthanded, so it may be close to 129 days before the email is processed and the file is restored.

If the message was sent to the English language version of OTRS and the email has been properly received there the sender will 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. Other language versions may or may not provide the automatic reply. De728631 (talk) 14:44, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Old Logo1.jpg

permissions have been sent for this and New Logo

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Jonahgoldmankay (talk • contribs) 16:22, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose If a free license has been sent to OTRS, then the file will be restored automatically when and if the email is received, processed, and approved. Note that OTRS, like Commons, is entirely staffed by volunteers, and, also like Commons, is shorthanded, so it may be close to 129 days before the email is processed and the file is restored.

If the message was sent to the English language version of OTRS and the email has been properly received there the sender will 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. Other language versions may or may not provide the automatic reply. Ankry (talk) 18:28, 13 August 2018 (UTC)


This is an old photo which belongs to me of a member of my family.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Jthibau2 (talk • contribs) 16:48, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose 80 yeats since creation is definitely too recent, unless you identify the photographer and prove that he/she died more than 70 years ago. Ankry (talk) 18:26, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per Ankry. Works from the US that were first published (i.e. made available to the common public) after 2003 are copyrighted for the lifetime of the author plus 70 years, or for 95 years after the first publication if anomymous. However, if this was published in a yearbook or something similar in 1938, there is a chance that it would not be copyrighted. Do you know any details about this photo? De728631 (talk) 15:09, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

File:أمين حاريث.jpg

أعتقد أن الملف حذف عن طريق الخطأ مستر (talk) 20:19, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

File:ฐิฏา รังสิตพล มานิตกุล - ผู้พันปราง.jpg File:ผู้พันปราง.jpg File:พันโทหญิงฐิฏา รังสิตพล มานิตกุล - ผู้พันปราง.jpg File:Professor Doctor Thitiporn Rangsitpol Suwatanapongched,Sukavich Rangsitpol ‘s Daughter.jpg File:Lieutenant Colonel Thita Rangsitpol Manitkul,WRTA.png

File:Sukavich Rangsitpol & Thita Rangsitpol Manitkul.png

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Sry88 (talk • contribs) 20:20, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Elizabeth Kolbert.jpg

Please restore the following pages:

Reason: Picture was taken by me and later given to the Nature Conservancy for use on its website. However, they did not pay me for the privilege and I never gave up the rights to the image. Therefore I still own the copyright and can freely publish it under a Creative Commons license. Nedkleiner (talk) 22:42, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

@Nedkleiner: Please send permission via OTRS.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 03:47, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Detlef beim Videodreh zu Feeling Good Juni 2018.jpg


ich beantrage die Wiederherstellung des Bildes File:Detlef beim Videodreh zu Feeling Good Juni 2018.jpg, da ich dieses Bild selber aufgenommen habe. Ich bin eine sehr gute Freundin von Detlef Malinkewitz und bin bei allen Videodrehs dabei gewesen. Dieser Schnappschuss entstand im saarländischen Staatstheater während der Videoaufnamen. Ich kann gerne die Videos und Fotos, die ich bei den Videodrehs (auch für das zweite Video) gemacht habe, zusenden, wenn das hilft, zu beweisen, dass das meine Aufnahme ist.

--Ankici (talk) 08:03, 14 August 2018 (UTC)


I request the restoration of the image : File: Detlef during the video shoot to Feeling Good June 2018.jpg, since I have taken this picture myself.

I am a very good friend of Detlef Malinkewitz and have been in all the video shoots. This snapshot was taken in the Saarland State Theater during the video recording. I'd like to send the videos and photos I made during the video shoots (including the second video) if that helps prove that this is my shot.
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 08:08, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Dieses Foto ist eindeutig nicht in dem YouTube Video enthalten. Die Kameraperspektive und die erhöhte Bühne unterscheiden sich deutlich von dem Video. / According to Ankici, this is not a still from the YouTube video but a photo snapshot taken by her during the filming. I believe this since I can't find this particular image in the video. Note also the different camera perspectives and the enhanced stage in the photo as opposed to the video. De728631 (talk) 15:25, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Abjeez- 2018 to undelete.jpg


I had the owner of the copyright of the photo that has been deleted, send you an email indicating the permission of using the photo in Wikipedia. The email was sent yesterday to and I have been CC'd. I would like to ask you Please kindly undelete the photo. Thank you! Regards,


— Preceding unsigned comment added by A.razzavi (talk • contribs) 16:32, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose If a free license has been sent to OTRS, then the file will be restored automatically when and if the email is received, processed, and approved. Note that OTRS, like Commons, is entirely staffed by volunteers, and, also like Commons, is shorthanded, so it may be close to 129 days before the email is processed and the file is restored.

If the message was sent to the English language version of OTRS and the email has been properly received there the sender will 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. Other language versions may or may not provide the automatic reply. De728631 (talk) 17:04, 14 August 2018 (UTC)


Hello, I am the author of this book and I own the original picture for this portrait. I have the copyright documents:!AqHHwOq-hOvMgqpT-jfOCmHpLj-Izw

I own the original picture!AqHHwOq-hOvMgqlSsoZDeDSFTiqzrQ

thank you

--Pinguinossuicidas (talk) 16:50, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

These weblinks don't seem to work. De728631 (talk) 18:31, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
@Pinguinossuicidas: A Wikipedia article about this book has been speedily deleted for being irrelevant to an encyclopedia, see es:Pingüinos Suicidas. Apparently Spanish Amazon do not sell this book. Can you clarify why the Wikimedia project should have an illustration of the book cover? What is the relation between yourself and the artist Maria Paz Matus de la Parra? Thuresson (talk) 23:16, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Dr. Amani Jarrar.jpg

My photo

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Amani.jarrar (talk • contribs) 18:57, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose "© 2007 - 2018 Knowledge Kingdom For Training And Consultations, All Rights Reserved." from here. Thuresson (talk) 22:28, 14 August 2018 (UTC)


--TELEDIARIO 19:15, 14 August 2018 (UTC) File:Tv_Azteca_Logo.png El logotipo es muy complejo para ser original.

TELEDIARIO 19:15, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

— Preceding unsigned comment added by DAVID MAS V. (talk • contribs) 19:15, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Mouse Head Frame.png

It has not been two weeks since I have put this image up on wikibooks, and I am gathering the copyright information. The legal team at the Allen Institute has clarified I may use their images, I just need to update the licensing to "Used with permission from the Allen Institute (c) 2018 Allen Institute". I intend to do this as soon as the image is undeleted.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Vmoody373 (talk • contribs) 20:18, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

File:ReceiptHog Screenshot.jpg

I want to keep this screenshot.

1. This is my screenshot. This is nobody elses. 2. This was taken on my phone, nobody elses. 3. I have the full rights to it, NOT infoscout.

Tornadosurvivor2011 (talk) 21:49, 14 August 2018 (UTC) Bryce M 8/14/18


This is an updated variant of the other request. Please disregard.

I would like to request undeletion of this pic.

1. This is my screenshot. Not anyone elses. 2. This was taken on my phone. Not anyone elses. 3. This is my work.

Thanks Tornadosurvivor2011 (talk) 21:52, 14 August 2018 (UTC) Bryce M 8/14/18

File:Bob Stefanowski Headshot.png

I obtained permission from image owner Pat Trueman, who is the campaign manager of the Stefanowski campaign for CT governor. It has been taken down twice, despite an email from Pat Trueman's official email to Wikimedia commons stating his release request. Please advise, instead of deleting repeatedly!

Thank you.

Austinwmcl (talk) 04:16, 15 August 2018 (UTC) Austin McLaughlin August 14, 2018


Why this file deleted? It is my photography work and I have copyright to disseminate as a full member of organization Eurordis.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Fcsma (talk • contribs) 10:02, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Fcsma (talk) 11:49, 15 August 2018 (UTC)