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Selfies[edit]

I have started several English Wikipedia articles about living people. Many of these people would like to put a selfie into the Commons, so readers can tell what they look like. When one of these folks uploads a selfie, is it necessary for them to get a username first? (Most of them would prefer to avoid this, since they will probably never use that username again.) Lou Sander (talk) 23:08, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

@Lou Sander: Yes, we don't allow anonymous uploads.   — Jeff G. ツ 00:45, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
But isn't their identity protected when they get a username? Lou Sander (talk) 15:57, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
For this purpose, if you already had an account not closely associated with your real name, it would be good to create an account that is closely associated. Perfectly OK to have more than one account, as long as you don't do things like using both in the same discussion thread to create the false appearance of two people agreeing, or voting twice. - Jmabel ! talk 01:09, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
Lou, another possible way would be if you’d upload the images, and the photographers would give a permission (then it not necessarily had to be selfies BTW). For permissions cf. Commons:OTRS. — Speravir – 16:32, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:A Beaumont Sark flag 13 Jul 17.jpg[edit]

Hi, someone in a Facebook group of which we are both members, posted this picture. I asked her if I could use it for the identity of Sark. She said "sure". So I downloaded it and then uploaded it to Wikimedia. I don't understand all the different licences - what's the correct one to use or the correct way to get this uploaded so it can be used in Wikipedia? Thanks --MikeSarkID (talk) 16:01, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

@MikeSarkID: Please ask her to send permission via OTRS. We can then determine the correct license tag.   — Jeff G. ツ 18:57, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
More precisely:
  1. Did she take the picture herself? If so, then she can offer a license; if not, then the fact that she posted it to FB still doesn't make it hers to license.
  2. Assuming she did take the picture herself, then when she grants permission via OTRS, she should be specific about a license.
  3. Concurrent with sending permission via OTRS, you should replace the {{Remove this line and insert a license instead}} template with the {{OTRS pending}} template, and also add the template for the same license she chooses. That will prevent it being deleted in the meanwhile. If you don't do this, it will probably be deleted now and restored when the permissions thing is sorted out, but OTRS is backlogged by over a month so that could be a while.
Jmabel ! talk 01:26, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

OK thanks. Yes she did take the photo herself. I will ask her if she wishes to do the OTRS thing. Thanks. MikeSarkID (talk) 11:42, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

She says she will send the OTRS email. I have changed the template as above. I've guessed at the licence she will choose but assume that, as given above "We can then determine the correct licence tag." Thanks for your help MikeSarkID (talk) 09:49, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

Identifying insect[edit]

2017-07-12 Summer Lake 13.jpg

I took this image (File:2017-07-12 Summer Lake 13.jpg), and am unsure of the type of insect shown. Where would I go to help identify the insect? MB298 (talk) 23:04, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

MB298: Possibly en:Wikipedia:Reference desk/Science. It looks like a dragonfly to me, so I've put it in Category:Unidentified Anisoptera of the United States for now. LX (talk, contribs) 23:58, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
http://bugguide.net is very helpful in identification of insects in USA. Much better then Commons :-( --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:09, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Antelope?[edit]

2017-07-13 Valley Falls 01.jpg

I also need help regarding the image File:2017-07-13 Valley Falls 01.jpg; whether the animals in question are antelope or deer. It was taken near Valley Falls, Oregon where both animals could be seen. MB298 (talk) 23:46, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

Placed on Science Reference desk. MB298 (talk) 00:01, 17 July 2017 (UTC)
The English language Wikipedia article Pecora suggests that the animal in question is neither deer nor antelope. See the classification in that article. Martinvl (talk) 13:59, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

PD-Australia[edit]

I need some changes to Template:PD-Australia (See Template talk:PD-Australia for details.) It has been suggested that a Template:PD-AustraliaGov be created, but I don't know how to do this. Hawkeye7 (talk) 05:29, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

I think you can use {{PD-UKGov}} as an example. Ruslik (talk) 19:52, 17 July 2017 (UTC)
Too complicated. It uses {{autotranslate}}. I tried my best, but it gives an error. Hawkeye7 (talk) 20:50, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
{{PD-AustraliaGov/en}} works, but {{PD-AustraliaGov}} does not. Hawkeye7 (talk) 21:36, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
It was hard work, but I fixed it. The inclusion of {{PermissionOTRS}} caused the error message. — Speravir – 01:56, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
Meanwhile this template has been replaced. There also have been further changes. — Speravir – 01:34, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
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How come that the pictures I take aren't categorised as "Taken with Microsoft Lumia 950 XL"[edit]

Hello, I've been uploading quite a bit of pictures here lately almost all of then are taken with my Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, yet none of them appear in the "hidden category" Category:Taken with Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, the metadata does record the device, are these categories deprecated? My older pictures 📷 do end up in these "hidden" categories of other devices, only my Microsoft Lumia 950 XL pictures 📷 seem omitted. 🤔 --58.187.171.100 14:16, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Pictures don't get these kinds of Categories added to them automatically, you have to put them there yourself. Sometimes other users or bots do this as well but not necessarily in a systematic manner – I guess that's how your older pictures ended up in that Category. If you want to add this Category to all your recent uploads: Cat-a-lot works on Special:MyUploads. Hope that helps? --El Grafo (talk) 15:09, 17 July 2017 (UTC)
I think my bot is the only bot that does the classification. It only collects up to 100 images for each device, because the Structured data project may provide a better way of storing such information in future, as discussed at the original Commons:Bots/Requests/BotAdventures bot request. For the same reason, it may not be worth adding the categories manually either, unless it can be done with minimal effort. The bot can do it effortlessly for devices that it knows about, but it does take some effort to update it with the constant stream of new devices, particularly mobile phones. --ghouston (talk) 00:13, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Photos from social media[edit]

What are the rules for images from social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)? --DrewMayn (talk) 14:22, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Hi, The same as for any other images: a permission from the copyright owner, usually the photographer, is needed. Regards, Yann (talk) 14:57, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

English translation of a WIKIMEDIA article written in Japanese[edit]

May I upload an English translation article once uploaded on WIKIMEDIA in Japanese, if I obtained an authorization from the author of the article? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hamano Bullbear (talk • contribs) 12:46, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

  • This doesn't make sense.
    1. Commons doesn't have articles, so maybe you meant to ask this somewhere else.
    2. I am not sure what you mean by "WIKIMEDIA in Japanese". Wikimedia is the foundation that umbrellas both Wikipedia and the Commons. Maybe you mean "Wikipedia in Japanese"? In general, the English-language Wikipedia (but not Commons) would welcome a translation of an article from the Japanese Wikipedia, as long as they don't already have an article on the topic in question. - Jmabel ! talk 14:24, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Confused and not a lot further forward . . .[edit]

Hello, My only purpose being here is to contribute a photograph I have taken to a page which will benefit from it. I don't think I can cope with the procedure I am faced with to achieve this. I someone who is practiced and at ease with Wiki will receive my photo and brief supporting information, I will be pleased to upload it or email it or whatever. In my opinion there should be no problem with its suitability nor its value to the page. I am sorry that I am too old to study the procedure I need to simply contribute one photo. Thank you for reading. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kilmarnock2017 (talk • contribs) 17:26, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

If you have created the photo yourself and it depicts a natural or utilitarian object or a person rather than something possibly protected by copyright, like a book cover or artwork, then that's a good start. Just go to the Upload Wizard and follow the step by step instructions there, and if you have any specific questions along the way, just come back here. LX (talk, contribs) 19:06, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Template:Location on Thalaiyar Falls.jpg[edit]

Can someone please fix the parameters under the location template on File:Thalaiyar Falls.jpg? The correct coordinates are 10°13′24″N 77°35′56″E. Thanks! Daylen (talk) 04:22, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

✓ Fixed by Aschroet. LX (talk, contribs) 08:58, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
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Delete the file[edit]

Please, delete mediafile - file:ВИТАЛИЙ_БЕЛЯКОВ.jpg It was wrongly ticked as "This is my own work". It should be re-uploaded.

--A.djan (talk) 06:25, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

  • For the future: if an image is allowed here on some basis, but the current information is wrong, the information should be edited instead of deleting and re-uploading. - Jmabel ! talk 15:08, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

[edit]

File:European forest genetic resources programme logo.png is described with {{PD-textlogo}}, however en-wiki keeps its own copy w:en:File:European forest genetic resources programme logo.png with {{Non-free logo|image has rationale=yes}} description.

I do not know enough to judge which description is correct. Please solve the dicrepancy, and nominate or speedily delete the file, if it is actually copyrighted. --CiaPan (talk) 07:55, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment This looks OK to me. Yann (talk) 09:41, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, Yann, for your promt reply. I have just looked for the organization's web page http://www.euforgen.org/ (as the original source of the logo) and found a CC-BY-NC-SA note at the bottom of the homepage and multiple (most probably: all) its subpages. Does that resolve the issue? Does a note imply the logo is on CC ShareAlike licence, too? Can the NonCommercial clause cause any problem? --CiaPan (talk) 10:46, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
Because the logo is too simple to be copyrighted, it doesn't matter what license they say they offer.
If we needed a license, NC would be a dealbreaker. - Jmabel ! talk 15:11, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:JacobsLadderPalatineChapel.jpg[edit]

I believe this is copyright-free artwork because the item photographed is in the public domain. To my understanding of recent U.S. copyright precedents, the photographer cannot assert copyright ownership over images of such artwork. (Even so, my own modifications would seem to turn the photo into something other than the work of the photographer.)

It may be that I have not used an appropriate 'tag', according to Wikimedia's system. I could not find an exact fit for the Creative Commons by-line used by the photographer. In any case, I plead befuddlement over the archane complications involved. --Nielshutch (talk) 08:35, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

This is a photograph of a three-dimensional structure. The photographer had a range of angles to choose from, and as such, the photograph exceeds the threshold of originality required for copyright protection. See Commons:When to use the PD-Art tag#This does not apply to photographs of 3D works of art. The copyright license chosen by the photographer, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 is non-free and therefore incompatible with Commons' mission and licensing requirements. That's why you couldn't find it when uploading. LX (talk, contribs) 09:01, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Permission via Twitter?[edit]

An actor has expressed interest in releasing a picture of himself as CC-BY-4.0, and I want to make it as easy as possible for him. If he tweeted the pic, and I ran that tweet through archive.org's Wayback Machine, would that be an acceptable alternative to him emailing OTRS? -- Nick Moreau (talk) 11:56, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Is it a selfie, and/or he is the photographer that pressed the button and took the shot? In this case I don't see why not. If the photograph was a headshot/portrait taken professionally, a paparazzi still, or any photo taken by anyone else, he might not be in a legal position to release it as CC as it would belong to that person. In that case, OTRS would be needed because OTRS would need to hear from that photographer in question saying that they agree to CC for their work. (Many times actors/personalities use their headshots and release them as CC without being legally able to. Some photographers in some cases have actually refused a free license.) seb26 (talk) 12:24, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
Not sure yet. I've just tried to explain the two routes in a series of tweets, trying to steer them to self-created, but I'm very glad that Twitter could count as acceptable for release. Thanks!
(I've previously had the parent of a celeb offer to send a pic they "own", and promptly send a pic of their actress daughter from a red carpet, photographed by a pro, and not understand the difference between "owning" a file and owning copyright.) -- Nick Moreau (talk) 12:43, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:NGC 7079.jpg[edit]

I do not know what license is suitable for this file.--Fucherastonmeym87 (talk) 03:41, 20 July 2017 (UTC) --Fucherastonmeym87 (talk) 03:41, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

  • @Fucherastonmeym87: then why do you think it is eligible to be on Commons? - Jmabel ! talk 04:39, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
    Good question indeed. http://cseligman.com/copyright.htm is totally incompatible with Commons:Licensing. LX (talk, contribs) 09:07, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
    Also, Fucherastonmeym87, you've got to stop uploading files with bogus licensing claims. I've just gone through all of your uploads, and I don't think I found a single one that didn't have something seriously wrong with it. For most of your uploads, you'd taken public domain images from 2MASS and made up some nonsense claim that they were published under a Creative Commons copyright license. In other cases, you specified a completely different Creative Commons license than the copyright holder specified. And in several cases, you seem to have taken completely non-free images and just made up licensing claims to suit your needs. You can't keep doing that. LX (talk, contribs) 10:37, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
    ✓ Done Deleted, user warned. Yann (talk) 10:42, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Commons-related open source projects[edit]

I have a new open source project that is related to Wikimedia Commons. Is it OK to list info about the project on my user page? If yes, what other pages/places would be good to announce the project? Any limitations or guidelines to note? Thanks. - Shared Media Tagger Developer 1 (talk) 07:10, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

I think it is ok. Ruslik (talk) 20:15, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Replacing a picture on Airport Carbon Accreditation page[edit]

Dear HelpDesk Officer,

I need to replace an erroneous picture on Airport Carbon Accreditation page with a good one, but somehow the system wouldn't let me delete it. It's about the picture called "Pledging airports". I wanted to replace this pic, but somehow when I uploaded the right pic, it was created as a duplicate and doesn't show on the page.

Could you help me please?

On another note, how could i become an administrator of Airport Carbon Accreditation's page?

Thank you in advance for your help. Kind regards, Agata Lyznik

<email> — Preceding unsigned comment added by AgataLyznik (talk • contribs) 14:32, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

  • This is hard to answer, since you don't link anything. In general, you don't "replace" pictures on Commons, though you might upload a different picture under a different name and use it instead of the prior picture in (for example) a Wikipedia article. - Jmabel ! talk 15:10, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
Okay Agata... a lot of issues to sort through here.
  • You haven't provided any links, but I'm guessing you're talking about replacing File:Pledging airports.jpg, which is used on en:Airport Carbon Accreditation on English Wikipedia, with the more recently uploaded File:Pledging airports' logos.jpg.
  • Changing which image is used in the article is simply a matter of editing the article. Neither file is marked as a duplicate.
  • You are claiming that those files are entirely your own work and that you are the copyright holder. Obviously, you haven't created these logotypes yourself, so that's not true, and you cannot publish files like these under a free license without the consent of all the involved copyright holders. Many of the logotypes may be simple enough to be ineligible for copyright protection, but given the low threshold of originality required in the UK, at least the logotype of Bristol Airport is likely to be problematic.
  • You cannot delete files yourself. Only Wikimedia Commons administrators can do that. Administrators on Wikimedia Commons (this site) and Wikipedia (including English Wikipedia) do not administrate individual pages. No one is allowed to act as though they are the owner of a particular Wikipedia page.
  • As you included an @aci-europe.org e-mail address in your message here, I'm assuming you work for Airports Council International Europe, which appears to be the owner of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme. In that case, not only are you not allowed to claim ownership of articles about the organisation's initiatives, but you should not be editing them at all, because you have a conflict of interest. Please note that if you are being paid to edit Wikipedia, you must disclose it, and failure to do so is a violation of the site's Terms of Use.
LX (talk, contribs) 15:54, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Try to upload a photograph and it wont let me![edit]

Hello,

My wife took a picture in Baghdad of the school sign for the newly reopened Baghdad International School.

I have tried to edit the Baghdad International School main article to upload this and to point out their unauthorised use of the Cambridge Univeristy shield thereby implying that they are an affiliated Cambridge International School (via www.cie.org) which they are not!

Is there any way that we would be allowed to upload this photograph?

I am hoping to update the article as I don't want people being misled that this is an official Cambridge International School when it is not. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sraper (talk • contribs) 09:25, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

@Sraper: there are multiple ways for uploading files to Commons, and without knowing which one you used we won't be able to help you. "It won't let me" is not very helpful. So, please describe (step by step) what you were trying to do, where the error occurred and what error message you received (if any). --El Grafo (talk) 14:05, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
Pictogram voting info.svg Info The user succeeded in uploading the file here at Commons. Before he triggered filter 153 (cross-wiki-upload of a small file by a new user). --Magnus (talk) 14:09, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
The issues about the article as such are not really Commons' affair, and should be discussed on Wikipedia itself. - Jmabel ! talk 14:38, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding 12473806 1590451451279965 8140584951859856534 o.jpg[edit]

--Dounia nasla (talk) 11:15, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Based on the name of the file, it's likely a non-free Internet image from a social media site. But no gallery page by that name has ever existed (nor any file with the more likely name File:12473806 1590451451279965 8140584951859856534 o.jpg), you have no uploads and no entries in your filter log, and you forgot to ask an actual question, so... what is it you want help with? LX (talk, contribs) 11:29, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Help please with a better name for a file[edit]

Please alter the name on this file https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1915,_Leeds_-_Lord_Mayor_Sir_Charles_Lupton_is_followed_by_Middleton%27s_great_great_grandfather_Francis_Martineau_Lupton.jpg#.7B.7Bint:filedesc.7D.7D

It should read - ....followed by Kate Middleton's great great.....

Thank you 101.189.184.64 07:23, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

Please help.

I see that the above file is nominated for deletion. I was not aware that the file photo was a still from British Pathé.  I see no evidence that any of this footage has been published since being screened in 1915-16. Please let me know what I can do. Sorry for being a novice.  2001:8003:4E8F:6D00:6939:DA68:5FBA:B50B 12:29, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

how can i replace a bad picture of me on my wiki page?[edit]

how can i replace a bad picture of me on my wiki page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Firelei19 (talk • contribs) 17:28, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

Firelei, load it up to Commons using a different file name, then go to en:Firelei Baez and edit the text of the page replacing the old file link with the new one. --Achim (talk) 20:13, 22 July 2017 (UTC)
But if you are uploading something, remember that the photographer typically owns the copyright unless there has been explicit transfer of the license. If the picture in question is not a selfie, explicit permission from the copyright holder as explained at COM:OTRS would be needed. - Jmabel ! talk 05:52, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
Also, since you have a conflict of interest, you should not follow the advice above to edit the page about yourself. You can upload another photo here (taken by yourself or with e-mailed permission from the photographer) and suggest replacing it on the article's talk page. LX (talk, contribs) 08:26, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Styleguide?[edit]

Hi, I was wondering if the Wikimedia Commons has an specific page on how to properly format a page. I kind of know how to do things based on other links and the English styleguide, but I was curious. I left a template, "translation possible" in this page, but I just left it there. Tetizeraz. Send me a ✉️ ! 17:33, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

I do not think such a guideline exist. Ruslik (talk) 19:23, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
Well, that's bad, but I can live with the multiple links around. Thanks! Tetizeraz. Send me a ✉️ ! 21:15, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
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MOTD thumbtime template[edit]

Hi, at Template:Motd/2017-10-07, I want to change the thumbnail shown to the one at 10 seconds in. I've created a thumbtime page - Template:Motd/2017-10-07 thumbtime, and I've tried to change it to this, but after saving the thumbtime page, and reloading (and clearing cache) of original template (Template:Motd/2017-10-07), the thumbnail is still the original one. Could someone help me to understand where I've gone wrong? Thank you! Seagull123 (talk) 20:58, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

Hangout[edit]

Name James kb0qow30 signed up for hangouts but can't figure out how to send an invite to friends —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 66.87.142.73 (talk) 00:19, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

  • I'm not sure what this has to do with Wikimedia Commons, can you give us some context? - Jmabel ! talk 05:55, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
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All films exhibited before 1923 have no copyright issues in USA[edit]

file: -https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1915,_Leeds_-_Lord_Mayor_Sir_Charles_Lupton_is_followed_by_Middleton%27s_great_great_grandfather_Francis_Martineau_Lupton.jpg

This file is a still from a 1915 film which was publicly shown worldwide - being a British Pathe WW1 newsreel film.

Please let me know what else I need to do to get the green light on the USA copyright aspect of this file. Thanks so much 101.189.184.64 00:32, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

  • Looks like you've already stated your case on the deletion request page, which is the correct place to say this. - Jmabel ! talk 05:57, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
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USA copyright OK I hope[edit]

File:Princess Mary and Lady Mayoress Isabella Lupton 1926.jpg

The original file/picture above appeared in both the Yorkshire Evening Post (Leeds) and the Yorkshire Post (Leeds) - these papers were published in London and, along with the UK Times and UK Telegraph and UK Financial Times - were sent to Library of Congress and other leading USA intitutions where the Royal (Princess Mary was sister of both King George V and Edward VIII) photos - in particular - were then reprinted/republished in USA publications such as The British Colonialist (1858-1951) http://www.britishcolonist.ca/

Please let me know what else I can do. Thanks 101.189.184.64 01:52, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

  • Since it's a UK image, the question would presumably be who was the photographer & when they died. - Jmabel ! talk 05:58, 23 July 2017 (UTC)


The photographer was freelance photographer who was largely retired by 1912. His name was "Mac Iver" of Leeds/Bradford. There was no initial in front of the surname so he would be Donald Mac Iver. He died in 1929. https://sites.google.com/site/leedsandbradfordstudios/home/donald-mac-iver N.B. - There is a very small chance that the photo was taken by his daughter who was possibly employed as a photographer's assistant at The Yorkshire Post. But as the file/photo is of Royalty - I think it likely that her father was asked to do the photos for the newspaper. Please let me know if this helps and if you can fix it all up! Sorry again for my naivety. 101.189.184.64 11:00, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

--Compo (talk) 15:09, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Copyright for organizations that no longer exist[edit]

Hi, can anybody tell me how to deal with copyright when the original organization that (presumably) held the copyright no longer exists? In this case, it is the cover of a school magazine from a school that closed in the early 1970s. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Compo (talk • contribs) 14:56, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

  • You don't say what country (I'm assuming this is a separate question from Princess Mary etc. above). Laws vary from country to country.
  • As far as I know, there is no country where the dissolution of an organization extinguishes copyright, so the copyright status remains the same as if the organization still existed.
  • As for who owns a copyright previously owned by the dissolved organization: that can be very hard to work out, unless there is a clear successor organization, or you have access to the legal papers from the era. If the image is truly orphaned, then there is no one from whom you could obtain the legal permissions that Commons requires.
  • However, it is relatively unlikely that the school owned the copyright to an image on the cover of its school magazine. That copyright would most likely belong to the photographer/artist. In most countries, the only exception to that would be if it was a work for hire (which is an entirely different matter than simply paying to use the image). - Jmabel ! talk 16:41, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Uploading Flute Version of Indian Songs : Video Files[edit]

Hi, If I manage to convince a flute player to upload his video files on Commons my only concern is the songs he plays on his flutes are famous Bollywood songs. I don't have information about script been under copyright or their reproduction rights. --Abhinav619 (talk) 15:17, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

  • The songs themselves would be copyrighted, so unless the flute player is the composer, we'd need the composer's permission as well. - Jmabel ! talk 16:42, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Multiple accounts[edit]

I want to have a second account under my own real name so that I can use my own work elsewhere without attribution (mostly on Quora). To maintain anonymity of my primary account, I do not want to publicly link the two accounts. I realize that clever people may be able to figure it out.

Is this allowed?
Is there a formal procedure?
Is it a bad idea?

Constant314 (talk) 16:46, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Having multiple accounts is allowed as long as they are not abused to evade bans or blocks, to deceive or mislead (for example by participating in a discussion using both accounts to create an illusion of greater support for one's position) or for other nefarious purposes. We generally follow the same principles as English Wikipedia. It is recommended (but not required) to link the accounts using {{User Alternate Acc}}. LX (talk, contribs) 18:41, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. Is there a way to link accounts that is not public? Constant314 (talk) 22:14, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
Nothing systematic, but I imagine you could send an email to the OTRS people so that a record of the linking that could be verified. - Jmabel ! talk 01:26, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Made a note to keep on deletion page[edit]

This file - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pippa_Middleton#/media/File:Princess_Mary_and_Lady_Mayoress_Isabella_Lupton_1926.jpg

is being debated as to whether it ought be deleted. I have added my two- cents! I hope that is OK.203.132.68.1 23:41, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

The preceding refers to Commons:Deletion requests/File:Princess Mary and Lady Mayoress Isabella Lupton 1926.jpg and is not a request for help.   — Jeff G. ツ 23:49, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
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I have added a date[edit]

Please note that on this file https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martineau_family#/media/File:Sir_Thomas_Martineau_by_Frank_Holl.jpg

I have added the date 1887 - which in when the portrait was done. I hope that this file is all OK now. I am sorry for omitting the date initially. Do I remove the "warning - deletion" box myself? Thanks and please excuse my naivety.203.132.68.1 01:26, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

  • You could have if you'd fully sorted things out (which you hadn't quite). You might want to look at the edits I made downstream of you. - Jmabel ! talk 04:41, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
    • I am not sure what you mean by "edits I made downstream". Please explain if able. I have fixed up the above Martineau file and am hoping that the Princess Mary file and the sir Charles Lupton file can be fixed up by the Commons editors - such as yourself!. Thanks again for all of your help203.132.68.1 04:53, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
      • Edits I made downstream => edits I made after you did. But I should have looked closer before writing here: this wasn't just a warning that some field was missing (I was thrown by your remark above about "warning", this was an actual deletion discussion, which is supposed to continue until it is formally resolved. My mistake. - Jmabel ! talk 14:36, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
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Please help me i need password[edit]

i need my email back betterlivemarlene@hotmail.com

         and

marlenenojob@yahoo.com

i cant login at all the reason is i dont have my old phone anymore. help me —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 104.2.139.196 (talk) 04:55, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Please see Special:PasswordReset. LX (talk, contribs) 08:40, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
This doesn't sound like a Wiki(m/p)edia problem but like a question for the email-providers. --Magnus (talk) 09:04, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
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ShareAlike without Attribution?[edit]

Is there a license which only has a ShareAlike provision and not a Attribution clause, without it being in the public domain? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wallacegromit1 (talk • contribs) 04:58, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

No. Quoting from https://creativecommons.org/faq#what-are-creative-commons-licenses: "All of our licenses require that users provide attribution (BY) to the creator when the material is used and shared." LX (talk, contribs) 08:42, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
Originally there was such a license, CC-SA, but it was not popular and has not been updated since CC version 1. See also {{Cc-sa-1.0}}. MKFI (talk) 11:01, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wallacegromit1 (talk • contribs) 13:26, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

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delete pdf[edit]

how i can delete my own uploaded pdf document for correction. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Prakriti Dhang (talk • contribs) 12:34, 24 July 2017‎ (UTC)

✓ Done Yann (talk) 12:48, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
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How To Add Image in My Wikipedia Page?[edit]

Hello,

I have facing some problem while creating my Wikipedia page for upcoming Comedy Film. I tried to upload my film poster in the page but it shows some error related to copyright? This poster was design by my designer so how can i provide copyright code to wikipedia? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bhattrakesh (talk • contribs) 13:53, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

@Bhattrakesh: Hi,
The copyright of film posters is usually owned by the designer and/or the producer, so you need a formal written permission from them before uploading it here. Please see COM:OTRS for the instructions. Regards, Yann (talk) 14:14, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Bug with combination "u-x"[edit]

Hi. Maybe you can help me. In Commons talk:Photo challenge/themes when i try to save the world "l-u-x-u-r-y" in the title, it is shown as a "u" with a peculiar accent. This happens on Chrome and also Firefox on MAC, What can I do?--Alexmar983 (talk) 15:16, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Other vowels seem fine: axe, ex cathedra, fixing, oxen... but... tŭedo! I don't remember I have ever seen anything similar in the past, and I am quite sure I did not change my preferences here on commons.--Alexmar983 (talk) 15:20, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Sounds like you've accidentally changed into some kind of Esperanto input mode. LX (talk, contribs) 19:27, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
Sorry, I did not understand what you talking about. Can you explain better? Ruslik (talk) 19:34, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
@Alexmar983: Esperanto has a few letters like "ŭ" in its alphabet. Since these are hard to type on a typewriter or a computer, there are alternative ways to input them and one common method is this "ux" one where you typed "tuxedo" and if you are printing it, someone will just understand that you mean "tŭedo" or if this is electronic, a computer can change it into "tŭedo" automatically. Somehow, it seems like you have this happening for you. —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:40, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
This was question to Alexmar983. Ruslik (talk) 19:47, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: Sorry. Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:49, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
Ruslik someone got it so no need to expain better, apparently :D but please tell which detail of the fact that "u-x" is shown as ŭ is still not clear to you.--Alexmar983 (talk) 02:01, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
It sounds like EoMagicalConversion, under Preferences/Gadgets. Do you have that enabled?--Prosfilaes (talk) 19:52, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
Alexmar983: You should have something that looks like ULS-personal.png at the top of your screen. Click the language name next to your user name. At the bottom of the popup, select "Input settings" and select something suitable, or just press "Disable input tools". LX (talk, contribs) 19:52, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
My language is English, was English and I have not touched that section recently. maybe I might have changed it to italian and back to English to show it to a newbie on the screen in May, but that's it.--Alexmar983 (talk) 01:56, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
I have also clicked on "disable input tool" and the result is.... "Lŭury" and "tŭedo".... so still no improvement--Alexmar983 (talk) 02:00, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

In the meantime, I have fixed it logging out. Still, I have no recall of changing any personal set up. I never open my preferences here on commons, I try to test new features on enwikipedia (where I don't have this problem with the breve accent, BTW) or itwikisource but not here.--Alexmar983 (talk) 02:52, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Prosfilaes thank you, I did not see your line last time. You were right, EoMagicalConversion was on in my preferences interface. But I rarely check my preferences here, I don't even understand how I could have checked that box even by mistake, it is far away from the few options I have ever selected (for example, croop tool, probably the last one I ever wanted to select). BTW, it must have happened recently, Esperanto orthography includes other diacritic marks (I am eo-2, I know) and I have a slight form of dysgraphia so writing often in both English and Italian and making some typos, I would have noticed it in the past. So it should have happened recently. So strange...--Alexmar983 (talk) 12:14, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

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حذف صفحة المسجد الصفوي[edit]

Hello Wikipedia team,

I would like to know the reason of my artical deletion. I got mixed masseges about the reason, first it was the way I presented the subject, and second about the pictures published on the artical.

I would appreciate if you educate me about the reason of deletion, and if I will be able to publish the artical again, it is history and the history can't be changed, but the way how we write it can be discussed. thanks, Regards, Kadomia — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kadomia (talk • contribs) 20:10, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

@Kadomia: This is not Wikipedia. The Wikimedia Commons is a sister project to it. Was your article deleted on Wikipedia? —Justin (koavf)TCM 20:25, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
Kadomia: The site you're on right now is Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free, educational media used by Wikipedia, other Wikimedia projects, and others. We do not host articles. I don't see any evidence of any articles that you've created here that may have been deleted. An automatic filter seems to have correctly prevented you from creating a page called "المسجد الصفوي الكاظمية", which would have been outside of our project scope because (again) we don't host articles here on Commons.
You've also created pages over on the English Wikipedia and the Arabic Wikipedia projects. As explained on your user talk page on English Wikipedia, the article you created on English Wikipedia was deleted because it wasn't in English. If you have questions about that, en:Wikipedia:Help desk is a more appropriate place to ask. On the Arabic Wikipedia, the log should explain the reason for deletion there. It looks like it was deleted because either the topic or the way you wrote about the topic wasn't appropriate for an encyclopedia. If you have questions about that, ar:ويكيبيديا:فريق_المساعدة/طلبات is probably a more appropriate place to ask.
There is also an ongoing deletion discussion about the media files you uploaded here: Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Kadomia. When you uploaded these files, you claimed that you personally created all these photographs. That does not appear to be true. You need to provide truthful information about the files. You can do so on the file description pages and/or in the deletion discussion. LX (talk, contribs) 20:43, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Wayuú. Cultura del desierto colombiano.jpg[edit]

Greetings I am uploading book cover images to supplement the page of an editor, I have permission to do so, still I find no suitable way to state this. Could you please tell me how to update these images so they will not be deleted from the page I am building. Thanks,

--Nukak (talk) 20:42, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

You will need to obtain permission from the copyright holder (probably the photographer) to publish the work under a free license (a copyright license that allows anyone to use, modify and redistribute the book cover for any purpose, including commercial purposes). Permission for you to upload the image for use on a specific page is not sufficient. Please see Commons:OTRS for instructions on how to obtain and submit an appropriate permission statement. LX (talk, contribs) 20:48, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Thank you, still the cover is not from a photograph but a design from a publishing house, and I am a paid editor for this house, how do I properly state this condition (it´s in my profile) so there is proof of this permission to publish the image? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nukak (talk • contribs) 21:14, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

The only element of that cover design appears to be the photograph. If the publishing house commissioned the photograph as a work made for hire or had the copyright transferred to them in writing, then the permission should come from someone authorised to speak on behalf of the publishing house on copyright matters. LX (talk, contribs) 21:51, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
  • I assume LX meant to write The only copyrightable element of that cover design appears to be the photograph. And he is otherwise correct. We need explicit permission by email as described at COM:OTRS. You or someone at your publishing house presumably know who holds the copyright and can therefore grant such permission. - Jmabel ! talk 23:43, 24 July 2017 (UTC)
  • The other way to do this without the OTRS process would be for Villegas Editores to publish the image on their site and grant the relevant free license (e.g. CC-BY-SA 4.0), link that as the source, and apply the same license on Commons. But, again, the publisher need to make sure they actually own the copyright to the photo, not just the right to use it. - Jmabel ! talk 23:46, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

I found a picture that belongs in the category but is not there. Please make it so that this picture shows up in this category.[edit]

I found a picture that belongs in a certain category, "Churches of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania" https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Churches_in_Armstrong_County,_Pennsylvania, but it is not in there. The file that should be in this category is https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Parker_PA_1st_Presby_PHS443.jpg. Would you please make it so that this picture shows up in this category? Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2600:8800:7983:FA00:7473:220A:D3E7:A773 (talk) 01:24, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

  • Done. Just so you know for the future, this is all it takes: [1]. - Jmabel ! talk 04:22, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
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upload a painting to commons[edit]

Hi,

Please assist. I'd like to upload this picture of the Annandale Farm to commons.

http://digital.sl.nsw.gov.au/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=FL3259934&embedded=true&toolbar=false

It is out of copyright, the artist Samuel Elyard dying before 1955.

What particular procedures do I have to follow to successfully and legally upload the picture?

thanks Poyt448 (talk) 02:29, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

  • I'm not sure why 1955 would suffice, but in fact he died in 1910, so this is fine.
  • If you are using one of the many tools where you edit source directly, you can use {{PD-old-auto-1923 }} in place of a license. I don't know the Upload Wizard well; can someone tell this person how to do this with the Upload Wizard? - Jmabel ! talk 04:28, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
thanks, I've uploaded this;
Annandale Farm, painted by Samuel Elyard 1877. location; present day Stanmore, NSW, Australia

Please advise if this is OK for commons.

Poyt448 (talk) 02:09, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Cropping an image[edit]

File:Blackie and Churchill (cropped2).jpg

I was hoping to find information on requesting an edit for a commons image on the Help:Contents page (no luck, unless well-hidden). Is this help desk proper place? There is an image that would benefit from a bit of cropping, specifically, File:Blackie and Churchill.jpg:

The right side could be cropped to remove the (partial) person bending over, and some of the foreground deck could be cropped (mostly for balance). As the filename suggests, the informational content is Churchill and "Blackie" the cat; and some cropping would provide focus on the subject (as well as being more photogenic). -- 2606:A000:4C0C:E200:1C:247F:9E77:82FF 07:28, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Like this? File:Blackie and Churchill (cropped).jpg --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 07:40, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
or that File:Blackie and Churchill (cropped2).jpg --Frze > talk 07:43, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
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Yes -- that was quick! Personally, I like the first one best (the gun barrels emphasize that this is a warship). -- Thanks, 2606:A000:4C0C:E200:1C:247F:9E77:82FF 07:53, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Uploading a picture..[edit]

19981213 28 Reggie White, Lambeau Field.jpg

So, I uploaded a version of the photo below, to remove the black spaces on the sides of the picture. However, after I upload it, the black spaces still appear. Do you understand what I'm saying? On the photo's page, the image does NOT show the black space, but below on the preview and when used in articles it DOES. Can anyone help? El cid, el campeador (talk) 13:36, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

  • I don't see any black spaces here. I suspect you just need to clear your cache. - Jmabel ! talk 15:11, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
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reupload of deleted photos, (donation from artist)[edit]

Last semester, students from Wiki Learning videoed an interview with artist Guillermo Ceniceros, which is on the artist's eswiki and enwiki articles. This prompted the artist and in particular his son (User:GuillermoCenicerosGonzalez) to upload and add photos of the artist and a couple of his works. Needless to say, they are unfamiliar with our policies and procedures and the photos got taken down from Commons, so they contacted us at Wiki Learning. I explained the need for an OTRS letter sent from the artist's official homepage (guillermoceniceros.com) but I realize that the system will not allow us to upload the photos again since they have been deleted once. Im willing to help out, but I would like to know once we have the letter written and send to OTRS correctly, how can we get the photos back up? Thank you. Thelmadatter (talk) 17:17, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

This is explained on Commons:OTRS:

Each ticket will be reviewed by a volunteer. If there is sufficient evidence of a valid permission, the volunteer will mark the file(s) concerned as reviewed. The volunteer will also act to restore any files which may have been deleted before the permission could be verified...

LX (talk, contribs) 19:03, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
OK thanks.Thelmadatter (talk) 12:58, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
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Using stellarium screenshots - own work??[edit]

I want to use a number of screenshots from Stellarium (screenshots showing constellations, as seen from East Africa - because most star charts on Commons show Northern Sky perspective) and label them in Kiswahili. Stellarium generally is under GPL

Stellarium Readme file:

  • 4. Graphics
  • 4.1 All graphics are copyrighted by the Stellarium's Team (GPL) except the ones mentioned below :(which I do not use)
  • 9. LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2004-2016 Fabien Chereau et al.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Do I label these as my own work? And use which license? Kipala (talk) 18:26, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

  • I'm not sure I follow: 'All graphics are copyrighted by the Stellarium's Team (GPL) except the ones mentioned below : (which I do not use)'. But the key word here is except. The only ones they don't copyright are "the ones mentioned below".
  • Or have I misunderstood what you meant to say? - Jmabel ! talk 23:26, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
  • I copied their text.
  • I understand the language in No. 4. GRAPHICS like this: All graphics were created by Stellarium's team and put under GPL-copyright.
  • This is explained under no. 9 LICENSE "under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation".
  • The part of "except" in 4. GRAPHICS talks about segments they took over which are then listed below (nos 4.2. - 4.30, which are partly free, partly to be used with credits, partly only non commercial).
  • The text I downloaded with the programme is also visible here:README (though with different numbers before 4. GRAPHICS).
  • So I have no doubt it can be used (we have some stellarium screenshots already) but I do not know how to enter it as described - own work or not? Kipala (talk) 15:41, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
    • So then, if I understand correctly, graphics not covered by the exceptions are copyrighted by the Stellarium's Team and are available under GPL (which should be a sufficiently free license for Commons). How would that be "own work"? - Jmabel ! talk 21:59, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
Well that is my question. The graphics as such is Stellarium GPL, I add something (Swahili desriptions) - so the final result is some mix. So how do I label it ? Kipala (talk) 22:07, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
Ah. Now I understand. If the descriptions are extensive enough to be copyrightable, then there would be two copyrights, theirs for the underlying work and yours for the annotations. As a rule, it's simplest if you offer the same license for your work as they do for theirs (GPL in this case), but that's not a requirement as long as you use a license that is appropriate for Commons. The situation is similar to if someone took a photograph of a copyrighted sculpture and there was (for example) a Free Art License available for the sculpture.
If your descriptions are just the names of constellations, or such, then they probably not copyrightable, and this would just use their license; you could of course note in the author field that you wrote the annotations, but it wouldn't change the copyright situation. Just like labeling buildings with the "Add a note" feature doesn't change the copyright status. - Jmabel ! talk 00:44, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

How is the "File usage on ..." sections generated?[edit]

I would like to know how this info is compiled or checked. The data often appears to be incorrect.User-duck (talk) 21:37, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

I believe this is handled by an extension to the Mediawiki software that the Wikimedia projects run on: mw:Extension:GlobalUsage. There's a list of known issues on Phabricator. LX (talk, contribs) 10:29, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Mass copyvios[edit]

I'm not familiar with Commons Helpdesks so please redirect me if I am in the wrong place.
Yesterday User:Udhayasuriyandhandapani uploaded 19 files, claiming them all to be "own work" - The final one File:Salem steel.jpg may be, as it has camera Metadata the rest have no Metadats or credit "google". I have tracked down the first 7 files (which took some time) and nominated them for deletion as copyvios - do I have to track down where the rest have come from? or based on the users record can they be batch deleted? - Arjayay (talk) 09:37, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Hi Arjayay! Here is absolutely fine.
Obvious individual copyright violations do not need to be brought up for discussion; just tag them with {{copyvio}}. This is easiest to do if you enable the Quick Delete gadget under the Maintenance tools heading in the Gadgets section of your preferences.
When a user uploads a large number of obvious copyright violations, it is often better to create a batch nomination. This way, you don't necessarily need to track down the source of every single copyright violation. Here is an example of a batch deletion discussion that I started, to give you an idea of what a rationale for such a discussion can look like. After creating the nomination, I've edited it to add some links to a few of the sources from where the files were grabbed, as well as other notes. Creating batch deletion discussions is easiest to do if you enable the VisualFileChange gadget (also under the Maintenance tools heading).
Finally, tracking down copyright violations is easier if you enable the GoogleImages tab and the Tineye tab extensions, again in the same section. I was able to find the source of File:Salem steel.jpg pretty quickly. LX (talk, contribs) 10:15, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
Hi LX Thanks for your reply - I've added the "Quick Delete", "GoogleImages tab" and the "Tineye tab" (I now need to work out where they are, and how to use them). However neither I, nor my "find" function, can locate the "VisualFileChange gadget" under Maintenance tools - or under any other tab in my Preferences. Am I being semi-blind, as usual, or do I need something like improved user-rights to access this? - Arjayay (talk) 12:00, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
See Help:VisualFileChange.js#Step_0:_How_to_Install: You might have to install it manually by editing your common.js if you don't have autopatrolled user rights. --El Grafo (talk) 12:11, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Deleting old version of my image file leaving only my new version of it[edit]

Hello, please note that I am not expert at all with technical things. So please provide full/easy details in case someone is able to help me. From the corresponding button, I have uploaded a new version of one image file of mine which I have previously made available to all in Wikimedia Commons and which is nicely used on one Wikipedia webpage. The only difference of my new image file with respect to my old image file is in the metadata (for privacy reasons I removed metadata from my new image file). Now I would like to remove my old original image file while leaving only my new image file, since currently both appear to be there. I tried deleting my old image file for a while from within Wikimedia Commons (also from within Wikipedia), but had no success. I searched this topic in the FAQs and archives for a while, but had no success. Can someone help me deleting my old original image file while leaving only my new image file? Thank you --Blue6740 (talk) 11:47, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

  • I assume this was about File:Pieve di San Marco.jpg. Please, if you have a similar request in the future, provide a link! I've deleted the old version. NOTE that admins can still see it, but others cannot.
  • I am guessing (with near certainty) that you don't have deletion privileges. If this arises in the future, you can ask any admin to do this on your behalf. (Nothing actively wrong with asking here, but it's overkill.) See Commons:Revision deletion for more info.
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Size of mass deletion request (maximum number of files in one request)[edit]

I've asked User:Fae for if I could nominate parts of his script uploads of Flickr albums for deletion because they are out scope and he' OK with it. see the section on his talk page. I think I will use VisualFile Change for the file nomination. I expect the number of files to nominate in the hundreds. Now my question is: How many files one of the mass deletion requests should include that it stays be handleable for the admins. --Steinfeld-feld (talk)

  • I would say that if the issues are all the same & there is no likelihood that different decisions would be made about one image than another, then there really is no upper limit. - Jmabel ! talk 15:23, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
I think I'll nominate the ones I'm pretty sure now and leave the ones I'm concerned if they would have a use for later iterations. --Steinfeld-feld (talk) 15:42, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Translations of languages names in Upload Wizard[edit]

Hello. I upload many files via Upload Wizard with my interface set to Ukrainian language. At the one stages of uploading you have to add descriptions in different languages. You can choose a language from drop-down list. I have noticed that some languages names are translated to Ukrainian and some are not. Also there are mistakes in alphabetical order of those languages. Where can I edit this to make it correct? --TohaomgTohaomg (talk) 15:30, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Ping @Matma Rex: for attention. — Speravir – 23:08, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
I don't use the Upload Wizard, and I'm slightly guessing here, but the order is probably by ISO 639-1 Language Code. As for what's translated & what isn't it's probably a matter of whether anyone has provided a Ukrainian translation in some master file. - Jmabel ! talk 00:49, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

sir i want to create own article page[edit]

sir i have my own business I provid hosting and domain name so plz tell me how to create page on wiki — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shivamvohra011 (talk • contribs) 15:55, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

You don't. Please see Commons:Project scope/Summary and Commons:What Commons is not#Commons is not a place to advertise. Since you mention articles, you may have been looking for English Wikipedia, but you shouldn't do it there either, for reasons explained in en:Wikipedia:Notability (organizations and companies), en:Wikipedia:Conflict of interest and en:Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not#Wikipedia is not a soapbox or means of promotion. And for the record, not everyone who volunteers here is a Sir. LX (talk, contribs) 17:07, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Can ShutterStock images be uploaded to Wiki Commons?[edit]

Hi. I'm currently trying to get Marilyn Manson's Holy Wood album to featured status, but two reviewers have raised the issue that there are no photographs of the band on the article. I've trolled through the likes of Flickr, Google Images, Pixabay, etc. for CC images, but couldn't find any. The closest I've found are several images on Shutterstock.com, such as this. Although I see no specific CC license agreement anywhere on the website, it does say the image can be used for "Editorial/non-commercial use". Does Wikipedia count as "editorial/non-commercial use"? Could I upload a couple of these images to the Commons? Thanks. Homeostasis07 (talk) 17:24, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

No. Content restricted to non-commercial use cannot be uploaded to Commons. Content on Commons must be free for any use. Please see Commons:Licensing (or at least the introduction). Furthermore, that statement only describes restriction on what type of license Shutterstock is able to offer if you pay them. Their content is completely non-free. LX (talk, contribs) 19:11, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
It looks like you are talking about an article you are writing on the English language Wikipedia. Note that en.wikipedia (but not Commons!) under certain conditions allows to upload non-free files locally: see en:Wikipedia:Non-free content for details. --El Grafo (talk) 19:54, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
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Upload Image For I Done This Software Company[edit]

Hello Wikipedia team,

First of all I'm exited to contribute to the community since I recently started my account. I noticed that I need to wait a little before being able to upload images to Wikipedia. I've used I Done This for the longest time and I know the people that work there. Is it possible to upload the image another way or do I have to wait?

This is the link to the page:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IDoneThis

I have also shared link for the I Done This image:

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/698209718305619968/-_i_fy6s.png


Regards, — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rokadavis (talk • contribs) 17:52, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

To upload to Commons (this site) you do not need to wait but read Commons:Licensing. Ruslik (talk) 18:13, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Children taking medicine[edit]

"So we, if children young diseased we find,
Anoint with sweets the vessel's foremost parts
To make them taste the potions sharp we give;
They drink deceived, and so deceived, they live."
—Tasso, G.L. 1.3

I'm looking for images of children taking medicine to illustrate a quotation by Tasso, but could only find one (pictured). Are there any others? Thanks in advance. ~ DanielTom (talk) 20:43, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Plenty to choose from:
LX (talk, contribs) 21:33, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, LX. (I don't much care for photographs; but the Bitter medicine image is good enough.) ~ DanielTom (talk) 21:55, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
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