User:Deadstar/Archive 2008

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Duplicates - User talk:Marcelloo[edit]

Hi Deadstar,

Thanks for the advice, I'll do so when I'll have time.

Unfortunately Marcelloo, obvously a new young colleague, has flooded the Category: Musée Royal de l'Armée with a tsunami of detail-pictures. The necessary cleanup will take a lot of time.--Szilas 09:28, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Manisa photographs[edit]

Hi Deadstar! Thank you for your message for the duplicate images. You can actually go ahead for all those below. I am re-uploading one today under a new file name format (Image:WwwrktanitimcomAglayanKayaWeepingNiobeRockManisaTurkey.jpg). My worry is that I still haven't received a response to copyright holder's permission e-mail I had forwarded to on 27 Nov and it's always better to have their confirmation. I will keep one until that permission unless you have a better suggestion (such as I re-send you or someone you may direct me a copy of the e-mail). Regards, .--Cretanforever‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎

Regarding your message, you can delete the images above Deadstar. I replaced them under fuller file names. Cheers!



Thanks for notifying me! I forgot. Mizunoryu 大熊猫❤小熊猫 14:29, 9 January 2008 (UTC)


Hallo. Sorry. Ich spreche NICHT englisch. Bitte mir deutsch schreiben. 22.5px Szajci reci 10:06, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Ich fragte user:Doncsecz. Ich warte seine Antwort! 22.5px Szajci reci 06:43, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Doncsecz sagte, dass er nicht zu commons verstehe. Ich sagte ihm, dass ich ihm helfe. Keine Problem. Danke, dass message. Tschüss! 22.5px Szajci reci 08:56, 11 January 2008 (UTC)


Hi, I am addressing you about this picture: Image:Kisstomiburumbator.JPG. There was a deletion request in mid-September last year by Alensha, my very good admin friend from the Huwiki. I was out, never looked so deeply, and you guys kept this picture, for which I am very grateful! But she was no vandal, she was acting on my request, but failed to inform me about her action, so I could have entered my message: the picture could be deleted, it is not used, and I do not think that its presence will in any way contribute to the effectiveness and professionality of Wikipedia. If you agree, I would not start a deletion discussion, would kindly ask you transfer my message to an admin (if you are not one -- sorry :) ). Thank you very much! All the best, --Burumbator 15:31, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

I have listed it, thanks. I take care of the wikibooks entry, I actually forgot that I have also registered there. :) Thanks again! --Burum Science Club 12:59, 18 January 2008 (UTC)


Done AreaFlotacion01.svg is the better version, sorry but my english bad.--Claudio Elias 15:03, 22 January 2008 (UTC) Tanks--Claudio Elias 17:25, 22 January 2008 (UTC)[[Category:]]

Image:Artillery USSR Postletter 1942 averse.jpg[edit]

Hi, Why did you want Image:Artillery USSR Postletter 1942 averse.jpg deleted? I have taken the template off it as there was no reason. Please feel free to add it again if you have a reason. Please follow the steps on the template so it can be processed. Thank you. -- Deadstar (msg) 14:49, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Hello! Exuse me, I have not Photoshop--Vizu 15:14, 22 January 2008 (UTC)


Thank you for the info, now it is correctly marked. By the way, do you have an idea why we cannot visualise this file Escudo de Artzentales.svg at 50px in wiki but Escudo de Artzentales.svg it is ok at 25px??? is it corrupted or something? thank you again, --SanchoPanzaXXI 21:51, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Is this user page some kind od adverticement[edit]

see User:Rebelxd userpage , Is this user page some kind od adverticement --Motopark 16:20, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Very likely. Thank you for letting me know. -- Deadstar (msg) 16:22, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Image:I-80 (IN).svg[edit]

I thouhgt I nominate this image for deletion 8 days ago. Now they should be enclose with baby blue background and the file should be certainly delete.--SoCal55 01:20, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

As you say[edit]

Made me smile - there is no doubt people continue to amaze me :) Definitely deletable & regards --Herby talk thyme 11:21, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Reading it through some more I guess we ought to keep an eye on user:Luis2492 under the circumstances? Regards --Herby talk thyme 20:17, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
Yes - I dug deeper later and was a little concerned. In practice I do delete user pages but I feel this one may stand as a reminder to us? --Herby talk thyme 08:58, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Image:Gubernia de Nikolaev - Imperio ruso.png[edit]

Image:Gubernia de Nikolaev - Imperio ruso.png is not exactly the same drawing than Imagen:Gubernias de Ucrania Imperio Ruso - Jerson.png because I changed (previously did) all the serie. But is the same territory!!!! (and, as I said, I did both versions). The second one is best than first, and has not name's mistake. --Shliahov 16:38, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, I realized that only you put in the right place the requestion tag. Thank you.--Shliahov 16:41, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

oscar quiñones' pictures deletion[edit]

I would like to know about this request, because I have all those pictures that are from movies he made about 50 years ago. I am his daughter and own those pictures that are online. Is that forbbiden? I think not in Argentina.

bye --mlqu 20:51, 14 February 2008 (UTC)


Hi there. I was about to create Category:Hospitals and clinics by country when i saw you had previously deleted the same. Can I ask why you say "hospitals or clinics" is correct, not than "hospitals and clinics"? Shouldn't it follow the same model as Category:Universities and colleges, and Category:Towns and villages in England, etc? Cheers, JackyR 21:58, 19 February 2008 (UTC)


I would like to thank you for your help with my delete request. Dank u wel. Trebaruna 23:28, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome :) -- Deadstar (msg) 14:03, 23 February 2008 (UTC)


All this images is from the same booklet from 1880s and images from USA is PD if they are from before 1923. but is Connecticut in USA? User:haabet 22:22, 22 February 2008 (UTC)

I, II, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

center|700px|Front page

This is the Front page, but what is the name of the booklet?haabet 15:59, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Leone XIII[edit]

Excuse me, Deadstar, i'm not confident with Commons mechanisms, and so I make a lot of mistakes. About Leone XIII, I reached that images I uploaded aren't good I supposed. So I have to recreate them and re-uploaded, so I put the tag for deletion. I hope this is enough, you can delete them now, I'll re-upload in a better way. See you soon, bye --Aubrey 14:28, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Forgive me for my bad english, maybe I didn't explain well. You can delete all the images with the deletion tag, but the first one, Image:Leone XIII - Rosario - Copertina.jpeg.
I haven't uploaded the new images yet, I have to prepare them. If you delete the old ones I'll upload the new ones with the same name. --Aubrey 17:10, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for the help and kindness. I have thought to re-upload because I need good images for Italian wikisource. There we have to align texts and images, so I need right scans ;-)
Good work, I'll contact you if I need to. Bye (slogged Aubrey) 13:39, 8 March 2008 (UTC)


I see you post a message to User:Maky053 about a image that he upload “because it was not within our scope”.

Well, he also upload a video Image:Lamentesobrelamateria.ogg, and I think it must be deleted. But I don't know the name of the template I must use in order to indicate it in this case.

The video is about a "telepathy" and has no links.

Eloy 22:59, 17 March 2008 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Coran tapis.jpg[edit]

Hi, can you please delate those images? Best regards--Kimdime69 14:22, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Done. -- Deadstar (msg) 13:05, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
TXS for your help, you forget to delate Image:Coran tapis.jpg and Image:Mosquee de l'interieur.jpg--Kimdime69 13:13, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
Done those now too - thanks for pointing it out! -- Deadstar (msg) 13:15, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

For when you come back![edit]

Invisible Barnstar.png The Invisible Barnstar
I saw this & thought of you.

Simply thanks & hope all is good

In case you were wondering the en wp piece says "The Invisible Barnstar is to be awarded to users who make significant and helpful contributions to the project, but keep to the background without seeking recognition or reward for their work." --Herby talk thyme 14:47, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Image:Rheum nobile (photo Bill Baker).jpg[edit]

Hi DeadStar, Sorry. I didn't take this email personnaly. I 've taken the photo from wiki en: and copy/paste the description of the photo from the original description. --Pixeltoo 11:14, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

And forgot about the apology[edit]

Sorry for these nonsense, I don't know what the frikin clue was going on to my mind, when I was throwing tantrum like a 4 year old, and sooory I did something God does not want me to behave. When I'm ngry I will just slurp down some Coke and surf and enjoy life on Mapquest, stay away from Wiki until I'm calm. Scott told me to give you this apology.--Freewayguy What's up? 05:18, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Logo Image[edit]

Hi Dear Deadstar:

Just to ask you 2 questions. I'm a criminologist, I wrote a wiki for Quadernos de Criminologia, The Magazine of Spanish Forensic Sciences Society and Criminology. So I was thinking in publish the logo on its wiki which was provided by his director. What sort of licence should I have to choose for the image? Also, I interviewed Robert Ressler (FBI Profiler's living legend) and was thinking in translate his wiki into spanish. Can I do it myself or do I have to ask for permission somewhere? Thank's a lot

--mlqu (talk) 10:39, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Hi Mlqu - I am not sure what logo you are talking about? If it is a logo of your own making, you can use any license. If it is a wiki logo, check what the image page specifies. And "his wiki" for Robert Ressler - not sure again what you mean. If you interviewed him yourself, you can translate that into as many languages as you like. -- Deadstar (msg) 21:08, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks / more help needed please[edit]

Thanks for nuking my erroneously-created Pentastar page. However, now I find myself facing the same problem I set out to correct. When I put Pentastar into the search field, I get three low-quality images and one moderate-quality one. The two high-quality images I contributed awhile ago, Image:ChryPly_Blue_Pentastar.jpg and Image:Dodge_Red_Pentastar.jpg, do not show up. Likewise, why does Image:62Lancer.jpg show up when Dodge Lancer is entered in the search field, but Image:1962Lancer_F34.jpg does not? They're both "category:Dodge Lancer". There must be something fundamental that I'm misunderstanding about how to categorise images so they'll show up when their subject is searched upon. I've read the help files here, but so far no "Aha!" moment. Can you please assist & explain? Thanks! —Scheinwerfermann (talk) 14:41, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

Hi, yeah - that's a bit odd. I *think* that this has to do with a delay in indexing. The images you mention haven't been on Commons for long, so perhaps that's the problem. But I will need to check as I'm not the most technical person around. BTW creating the "Pentastar" gallery (which you tried to start with) is a great idea if you want to show off the best (or all) images within a category. Type in "Rome" for instance - it'll immediately direct you to the gallery (but again, might have to do with indexing). Anyway - I'll check and see. -- Deadstar (msg) 14:52, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
Howdy. I had that same indexing thought, but surely it can't take days for new images to be indexed. Minutes or hours or maybe one day, but not more than that, just going by how everything else works everywhere else on Wikipedia. As for starting a gallery, I'd love to learn how. —Scheinwerfermann (talk) 20:17, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
I asked at the helpdesk as the admin I asked privately doesn't seem to know either. When searching on Pentastar, I now get "Showing below results 1 - 5 of 5" with 4 images below it? Hm. As for galleries: click here. To create a gallery, put names of images (without linking) between <gallery></gallery> and that should do it. Add a category to make it easier to find. -- Deadstar (msg) 12:34, 31 October 2008 (UTC)
Seems that there's no easy answer as I've not heard from anywhere what the problem might be. I see you've created the gallery page anyways so I'd say the immediate issue is solved - your images can now be found :). Let me know if there's anything else. -- Deadstar (msg) 08:34, 4 November 2008 (UTC)


My apologies. I suggested renaiming articles that you already had put to rename. I saw that you weren't a trusted user, but I didn't realize you were an administrator. No harm done, anyway. Keep the good work doing! Greetings, Jordi Roqué (Discussió/Talk) 17:26, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

No worries - same happened to me once too :). You could add {{user trusted}} to your page to let others know about your status. I know that refers to Flickr mostly, but I can't seem to find the non-flickr one (I'm sure I saw it somewhere...) Anyway. Thanks for your help in renaming - only 540 to go... -- Deadstar (msg) 09:03, 17 November 2008 (UTC)


Hi Deadstar, sorry, I forgot. It's currently free. You can take it whenever you want. --Ecemaml talk to me/habla conmigo 14:04, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Rename media[edit]

Hi, I see that you had to improve on some for the renames I signed in July (they failed, for lack of .jpg in the target names).

  1. Is there a way to check "bad" renaming-trials I-myself might have done at that period? Of course, I'd prefer to repair myself any damage I caused.
  2. I changed my username not long ago and I am not sure whether the bot would follow.
  3. I've heard that there still are quite some issues about that MediaMoveBot. Is it still true that renames would force admins more often than not to interfere, because the bot creates problems (within boxes, for instance) and is/was blocked on enWP? It is about a cleanup project in an artist category, so I want to make up my mind before I might start requesting renames of some 300+ images which might cause a lot of work to someone else (in which case I'd be more than reluctant to do so). See Category_talk:Vincent_van_Gogh#Abstract, and, preferably, comment there.
    Thanks, Wolfgang (talk) 17:17, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Is there some schedule for the bot to be operated? It would be useful to know whether next action happens tomorrow, or after 3 weeks. Wolfgang (talk) 17:27, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Hi Wolfgang. You are asking the same questions I asked when I started a cleanup operation of the "failed renames/renames needing target etc.", but didn't really find an answer. So as far as I know, I don't think there is a way to check "bad" renaming commands. If your name is on the trusted user list (and "W." is), and if you format it correctly, there shouldn't be a problem. As for question number 3 -- I'm not aware of any problems with the bot but that might just be ignorance on my part rather than there not being any issues. As for when/how often it runs - I'd love to know too. I left a message here but didn't get an answer. Last time it ran was at the end of last month (I think it was the 28th) so it's not weekly/biweekly anyway... Sorry I can't be of more help! I'll see if I have anything to add to the Van Gogh debate (but am short on time at the moment). -- Deadstar (msg) 19:09, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Thank you. My experience, in ~July, was similar to what you report.
On change of username: I had this-actual-username (which I hopefully will be able to keep) adapted to the list, 1 day ago. So, I'm not sure, whether "approvements" which I did under my former username would still be valid, and, if possible, had liked to repair such cases. It is anyways not more than a couple of items, because I also tried to get informed by the owner of the bot BEFORE doing major changes, and was not successful, and then stopped adding "renames".
More (actually:MOST) important: I'd be more than pleased if you'd comment on "my favourite baby" ;) it is about filenames, file descriptions, NOT really about ONE artist. tx, Wolfgang (talk) 21:12, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
I see. I would do a few with the new username and wait for it to run before doing any major work (you're right being cautious I think). And I commented on a few things over at the Van Gogh project. A lot of work gone in already I see! -- Deadstar (msg) 21:38, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
Right you are ;)) -- it however would have been interesting to know in advance whether THAT bot would pass by once, twice or three times before christmas ;)))
Besides, the major work will be the optimizing of the descriptions, which would be by far more complicated to do if the renames cannot be done BEFORE: Have a look at Category:Paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the Musée d'Orsay -- F.I.V.E items of same painting! Wolfgang (talk) 22:15, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

!! Rename bot ran today -- Deadstar (msg) 20:02, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Nice-to-know ;) By-far-more interesting would be, to me, to know within what periods-of-time I can expect it to be run again - I just now asked his owner ;) -- before starting some "bigger" RENAME action, I'd anyways primarily have to wait for more feedback on design of file names -- one major contributor to COM seem to seriously disagree with my proposal, and I disagree with him. So, before this talk is not satisfyingly "DONE", any changes of file names might almost do more harm to the project than help it [by causing manpower and server time waist). See Category_talk:Vincent_van_Gogh#Talk_on_File_names.
tx, Wolfgang (talk) 17:12, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Failed renames[edit]

I just noticed that these renames all failed....because a bot or a non trusted user was the last person/thing to make an edit on the image file just before the rename bot ran:

I see 200+ failed renames in this category alone here like this: Image:081024-N-5783F-001.jpg or Image:Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola - Madonna with the Long Neck.jpg What a pity. These are some nice images here. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 03:59, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Hiya, yeah I know - that cat was filled with 500+ images before it was cleared for this bot run. I am working on it. -- Deadstar (msg) 10:00, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the help on Kto. Just one suggestion: please feel free to place a new rename request on the images I listed above if possible. Some of them are in Japanese script and then there is this great painting: Image:Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola - Madonna with the Long Neck.jpg Unfortunately, I am not trusted. Regards from Canada where its 1:40 AM and Goodnight. --Leoboudv (talk) 09:40, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
Dedication or what :) Hope you slept well. Those images have now been fixed. -- Deadstar (msg) 09:56, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Congrats for your great work on the renames. With kind Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 06:34, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

local files[edit]

when changing a file name make sure that there is no local file with the same name.[7] Hidro (talk) 15:01, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Sorry about that. Do you need me to undelete a file? -- Deadstar (msg) 15:12, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
no no, all is good. Hidro (talk) 15:24, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for your help. I'll leave it up to the bot next time :) -- Deadstar (msg) 15:30, 1 December 2008 (UTC)


Hey, thanks for categorizing images, but I've corrected your categorization of a schooner as a "barque". If you have questions about categorizing sailships, please feel free to contact me. --Ibn Battuta (talk) 06:56, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for that - I will contact you if I run across something again. -- Deadstar (msg) 08:35, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Please undelete Image:Elektrozavodskaya1950s.jpg[edit]

You have speedily deleted Image:Elektrozavodskaya1950s.jpg as "copyvio". Lupo nominated it for deletion on the grounds that source site [8] has copyright notice. Actually the source page says "Copyright © 1996—2008 Артемий Лебедев" and has number of color photos by ru:Артемий Лебедев (Artemy Lebedev, born 1975), and one b/w photo which is Image:Elektrozavodskaya1950s.jpg dated to 1950 which until recently was sufficient for marking it with {{PD-Russia}} template. Since January 1, 2008 {{PD-Russia}} is deprecated, but there is consensus that PD-Russia images should NOT be automatically deleted, but discussed individually. In time of upload the image was perfectly PD, and possible deletion is not an imperative but a question to discuss. Please undelete Image:Elektrozavodskaya1950s.jpg, and if you consider it necessary renominate it at Commons:Deletion requests. -M5 (talk) 21:37, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Done. -- Deadstar (msg) 22:11, 9 December 2008 (UTC)


According to the en Wikipedia log: Image:Ann-scott10.jpg was originally uploaded on en Wikipedia by the same user who moved it to commons. Is that what you wanted to know at Media copyright questions? —teb728 t c 19:46, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

The images can be found on the following page:

Jacques Hnizdovsky images were legally uploaded into the Commons by the copyright holder[edit]

Please!! I am S. Hnizdovsky, widow of Jacques Hnizdovsky, full copyright holder of all JH's artwork and all images, and have selected to upload several images into the Creative Commons, both of my husband's artwork, and several of his photographs. I was just planning to upload more, when I realized you were planning on deleting everything I uploaded. Please feel free to contact me through my husband's website, but please do not remove what I have allowed to be in the Commons. I have already written to the Copyright department concerning illegal use of JH images when the English version of my husband's page was first created. AT that time, it was also full of factual errors. I am now monitoring all pages for factual accuracy and copyright violations, but rest assured I am the legal copyright holder and I myself have made these images available. The page in question can be found here: --Hnizdovsky (talk) 05:48, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

On behalf of Mrs. Hnizdovsky, I ask you to send her your email address using the address indicated at She wants to discuss with you some sensitive issues that would not be appropriate to show on the User talk page. Thank you. --Michael Romanov (talk) 07:16, 15 December 2008 (UTC)
✓ Done -- Deadstar (msg) 09:06, 15 December 2008 (UTC)


Their is no need for this image to be on wikipedia it is a waste of space 02:28, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment If you are the uploader (User:HowardMorland), but not logged in, please log in and post another comment here. Otherwise, keep image. -- Deadstar (msg) 08:43, 9 December 2008 (UTC)
What's wrong with it? It's the only image on my user page. I thought people were allowed to put whatever they wanted on their user pages. It is not offensive or illegal, and it's a small image. Please state your objection. HowardMorland (talk) 19:04, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

File:Compact flourescent flood.JPG and so on[edit]

Hey, is a text "is image has been (or is hereby) released into the public domain by its author, Nroose at the English Wikipedia project." not a sufficient information on the image source? Please don't waste my time with such annoyances, especially as I'm not the first uploader of this file. --Derbeth talk 19:20, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

I have also notified original uploader. -- Deadstar (msg) 21:41, 4 February 2009 (UTC)
Apologies. I have removed all notifications in relation to this. Not sure why I didn't see it. -- Deadstar (msg) 07:59, 5 February 2009 (UTC)