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Before requesting, please read Commons:License review and relevant pages such as Flickr files and Picasa Web Albums files.

To become a reviewer, one needs to be familiar with the general licensing policy of Commons and the common practices of reviewing. A reviewer is required to know which Creative Commons licenses are allowed and disallowed on Wikimedia Commons. They should also be dedicated in license reviewing every so often and offer their help in the backlogs. Post your request below, so that the community can voice their opinions. The community may ask a few questions to verify the user's knowledge. After a few days, a reviewer or administrator determines whether there are no severe objections to the candidate. If there are not, the user will close the request and add the candidate to the list of reviewers. If permissions are granted, you can add {{User reviewer}} (or one of its variants) to your user page and begin reviewing images.

To apply, submit your request at the bottom of this page. Copy the code below and only replace "Reason" with the reason you are requesting this user right. Requests will be open for a minimum of two days (48 hours).

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  • @Clpo13: I see that you are an admin on English Wikipedia. Your nomination here looks promising. However, let me ask you a question: What would you do with an image from Flickr under Public Domain Mark 1.0? 4nn1l2 (talk) 23:22, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
    • @4nn1l2: Thank you. I would take extra time examining the source information for an image tagged with the Public Domain Mark to see if it really is out of copyright and why. Following the guidelines at {{Flickr-public domain mark}}, if the image has verifiable source information that puts it into the public domain, I'd retag it with an appropriate public domain template. If it's lacking source information or an explanation for why the image is public domain, I would ask the Flickr uploader if they can provide that information. For an image that appears to have been created by the Flickr uploader, I would ask if they'd be willing to use the CC0 license instead, as that has actual legal force, unlike the PDM. If no source information can be found or if there's any other doubt as to the public domain status of the image, I'd ask for assistance on COM:VPC, unless it looks like a case of Flickr-washing, in which case I'd seek deletion. clpo13(talk) 00:10, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Thorough reply to my question. Good luck 4nn1l2 (talk) 00:43, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Impressive recent edits, I'm not even going to ask my usual test questions. I especially like File:Ingrid Bergman, Gaslight 1944.jpg, nice edit. --GRuban (talk) 16:43, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support Clpo13 will be an asset to the team. I am familiar with their work here and on the English Wikipedia. T Cells (talk · contribs · email) 17:51, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support per all of the above, great answer.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 18:06, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg  Support --Achim (talk) 19:23, 20 June 2018 (UTC)