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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A strange delete cascade

Please restore the following pages:

no delete reasons, no message to the uploader, maybe a act of vandalism. --Trzęsacz (talk) 13:16, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

This is not vandalism. Pleas assume good faith. Redundant, poor quality image (low resolution, blurred and dark colours) and unused. There are better alternatives. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:30, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
This two images was not in low resolution, not blurred and not dark colours. Were are the better files? --Trzęsacz (talk) 13:44, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Related DR is Commons:Deletion requests/File:La-vierge-aux-rochers.jpg. Yann (talk) 13:58, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
There is also no deletion request pages. The admin has deleted the reference images for the deletion of another image.--Trzęsacz (talk) 14:31, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

I acidentially deleted the reference images instead of the redundant image that was listed at the DR. Stuff like this happens. My appologies. I got a talk page for stuff like this. Saves other people work etc. Seems solved now since the files have already been restored so I'm closing this one. Natuur12 (talk) 16:43, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Files uploaded by Sdegroisse

Please restore the following pages:

Reason: All these files were upload before I send the OTRS mail. I didn't know how that worked before, so now I would undelete these files which are meeting with the OTRS mail : {{OTRS received|id=2014040710006537|year=2014|month=April|day=20}} Sdegroisse (talk) 16:18, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

@Sdegroisse: My French is rather rusty, but it looks like all of the permission checks out, except the images are not released under a particular license. The letter just claims to release them under a "free license" but not a specific one like one of the Creative Commons or PD. I would check with your photographer to make sure of what license the museum and you release the images under. I've responded to the OTRS email, but my French is not so good. Cheers, -- TLSuda (talk) 19:43, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:Nozinja.jpg

File:Nozinja.jpg and File:ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER.JPG OTRS ticket 2014032710008875 CC-by-SA-3.0 & GFDL Nozinja & Warp Records. Cheers, -- TLSuda (talk) 16:29, 23 April 2014 (UTC)


✓ Done Natuur12 (talk) 16:45, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:ALICE BAG @ Whistle Stop Bar.JPG

OTRS ticket 2014032810001423 from Jeff Graves for CC-by. Cheers, -- TLSuda (talk) 16:35, 23 April 2014 (UTC)


✓ Done Natuur12 (talk) 16:45, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:Nettech-t10-lab-test-iiit-bbsr-2012.webm

OTRS permission from Swapan Purkait (NetTech), CC-by-SA-3.0 & GFDL ticket 2014032810008604. Cheers, -- TLSuda (talk) 16:44, 23 April 2014 (UTC)


✓ Done Natuur12 (talk) 16:45, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

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pictures from movies

Please restore the following pictures:

OTRS team has received permission (ticket:2014040810015534) from Gianni Serra, the movie director who claims to be copyright owner and permits to publish them on cc-by-se-3.0 and/or GFDL license. If in doubts, please ask another member of the OTRS team to revise the ticket. Ankry (talk) 17:30, 23 April 2014 (UTC)


✓ Done Natuur12 (talk) 18:22, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

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Trybuna Górnicza

The WMF OTRS team has received (ticket:2014040710003316) the permission to publish the following images under cc-by-sa-3.0 and/or GFDL license:

from publisher of the magazine. Please, undelete the images. Ankry (talk) 19:46, 23 April 2014 (UTC)


Done -FASTILY 20:48, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

more files from www.kurtos.eu

The WMF OTRS team has also received (ticket:2014041810005642) the permission to publish the following images under cc-by-sa-3.0 license:

Please, restore the images. Ankry (talk) 19:56, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

[edit conflict]

  • User identity has been verified carefully. Email comes from the right address, proper mailserver for right domain and email headers do not look falsified. Requester is the member of the management team of the company. He send enclosed files to license. After asking for upload and links to the files, he send the above. As I have no admin rights to commons, I cannot compare whether files uploaded are the same files that sent to the ticket before undeletion. It in doubts, please ask another OTRS member (one with commons sysop rights) to revise the ticket (ticket is unlocked). Or, please, send the questionable files to the OTRS for comparison. Ankry (talk) 20:47, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
    • Yes, we know who the user is (identity), but neither the email headers nor the user's stated affiliation are the Living Transylvania Organization. This is like having someone with a verified Coca Cola email address trying to assert permission for an image with a Pepsi watermark. We need the organizations to match - that a Coca Cola affiliation is confirmed is not germane. If he can send provide evidence that he is also an agent of the Living Transylvania Organization, then the issue would be resolved (for the former image anyway). Эlcobbola talk 20:53, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
      • I agree. I think we should restore only the eight files the user claimed copyright in OTRS and unless they are exactly the same as files he send. If any doubts, file should remain deleted. BTW, User:Vszhuba seems to me to be somebody else, not the author of the OTRS request. Ankry (talk) 21:14, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
        • Vszhuba may physically be another human being; whether sock or meat puppet, the accounts are unambiguously related and were used to reupload content deleted by DR process(es). Эlcobbola talk 21:31, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
@Ankry - A few sample images for your reference: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6] -FASTILY 21:28, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
Fastily, those links are for only the most recent versions. The first versions uploaded had watermarks which were removed in the versions you've posted. Эlcobbola talk 21:38, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

The uploader promises to provide an extra permision from the organizations concerned (the watermarks). So I suggest to wait few days for his explanation. Ankry (talk) 06:54, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:Annelie Whitfield.jpg was unjustly deleted

I would like to kindly request that you undelete my picture. The picture uploaded is of myself, taken in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica roughly 2 years ago by a friend of mine visiting from the U.K. My picture is in no way violating any sort of copyright related laws.


Please send an email to OTRS and explain your situation to them. If everything checks out, they will restore the file for you -FASTILY 20:48, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

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File:Disco de Hispavox Spain.jpeg

Please restore the image of mi page "Musica pop latinoamericana", is only a for sale product that get it on the page:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/V-A-Chicas-de-Hoy-Yuri-Pandora-Fandango-Tatiana-LP-VG-/271414098465


Please send an email to OTRS and explain your situation to them. If everything checks out, they will restore the file for you -FASTILY 04:43, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

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Files uploaded by Gibooks

Please restore the following pages:

Reason: Permission received via OTRS (Ticket:2014033110016054). --Mdann52talk to me! 07:37, 24 April 2014 (UTC)


✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 07:39, 24 April 2014 (UTC)

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Nonsplash images

OTRS team received permission (ticket:2014042310006981) from person who claims to be the copyright holder of the following images:

The person has afiliation to neonsplash.com domain. Please restore the images. Ankry (talk) 07:53, 24 April 2014 (UTC)


✓ Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 08:04, 24 April 2014 (UTC)