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My local date is Thursday, June 1, 2023, and my local time is 12:04:04 -0400 (EDT).
There are currently 91,247,069 files and galleries on Wikimedia Commons.
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The "Edit summary" box is here for a reason - use it!

User pages[edit]

English: Please see my user pages: en:User:Jeff G., de:User:Jeff G., m:User:Jeff G., b:User:Jeff G., and simple:User:Jeff G.
Deutsch (German): Bitte siehe meine Benutzerseiten: en:User:Jeff G., de:User:Jeff G., m:User:Jeff G., b:User:Jeff G., und simple:User:Jeff G.
Español (Spanish): Vea por favor mis páginas del usuario: en:User:Jeff G., de:User:Jeff G., m:User:Jeff G., b:User:Jeff G., y simple:User:Jeff G.
Français (French): Regardez svp mes pages d'utilisateur: en:User:Jeff G., de:User:Jeff G., m:User:Jeff G., b:User:Jeff G., et simple:User:Jeff G.
Italianο (Italian): Prego vede le mie pagine dell'utente: en:User:Jeff G., de:User:Jeff G., m:User:Jeff G., b:User:Jeff G., e simple:User:Jeff G.
Nederlands (Dutch): Neem a.u.b. een kijkje op mijn gebruikerspagina's: en:User:Jeff G., de:User:Jeff G., m:User:Jeff G., b:User:Jeff G., en simple:User:Jeff G.
Portuguese: Veja por favor minhas páginas do usuário: en:User:Jeff G., de:User:Jeff G., m:User:Jeff G., b:User:Jeff G., e simple:User:Jeff G.
Русский (Russian):Пожалуйста см. мои страницы участника: en:User:Jeff G., de:User:Jeff G., m:User:Jeff G., b:User:Jeff G., и simple:User:Jeff G.
Eλληνικά (Greek): Παρακαλώ επισκεφθείτε τις διάφορες σελίδες χρηστή μου: en:User:Jeff G., de:User:Jeff G., m:User:Jeff G., b:User:Jeff G., και simple:User:Jeff G.
简体中文 (Simplified Chinese), 正體中文 (Traditional Chinese): 請參見我的使用者頁面: en:User:Jeff G., de:User:Jeff G., m:User:Jeff G., b:User:Jeff G., 和 simple:User:Jeff G.
日本語 (Japanese): 私のユーザーページを見てください: en:User:Jeff G., m:User:Jeff G.b:User:Jeff G.、及びsimple:User:Jeff G.

I use Google Translate.


Hello (animated waving hand)Welcome (animated, in many languages)

Hi. Welcome to my Commons User page User:Jeff G. and Season's Greetings! I am Jeff G. You may also wish to access my English Wikipedia user page w:User:Jeff G. I became a Commons Editor on 19 February 2007 or perhaps earlier via IP Address, I actually registered on Commons on 25 February 2007, and I became an English Wikipedia Editor on 21 December 2006 as JeffGent and changed that name on 31 May 2007 to Jeff G. I have over 366,600 contributions to Commons[1], including over 22,700 in the Commons namespace and over 18,100 in the User talk namespace. I also have over 113,500 contributions to English Wikipedia[2], and an account on Flickr. My Talk page is here. My Contributions are here. My recent activity on all Wikimedia projects is here. My file uploads are here. I am the most frequent non-Admin helper at COM:HD, COM:VP, and COM:FILTERT. I am a trusted member of local groups File movers, Image reviewers, Rollbackers, Template editors, and Translation administrators, as well as global groups Global IP block exemptions, Global rollbackers, and VRT permissions agents. My previous RfAs here were Commons:Administrators/Requests and votes/Jeff G., Commons:Administrators/Requests/Jeff G., Commons:Administrators/Requests/Jeff G. 2, Commons:Administrators/Requests/Jeff G. 3, Commons:Administrators/Requests/Jeff G. 4, and Commons:Administrators/Requests/Jeff G. 5 (I have learned from each of them). I have: Admin experience on Beta Commons, Wikimedia Outreach, the Test and Test2 Wikipedias,,,, and various Wikia Fandom wikis; Bureaucrat experience on Test2 Wikipedia,,, and various Wikia Fandom wikis; and non-wiki Network Admin, Private IP Registrar, Help Desk, Technician, and Consultant experience at Canon USA and other client and employer networks in the New York Metro Area.

On en:Wikipedia, my Talk page is here. My Contributions are here.

I understand and agree with the goals of the project. I have a user page on the Commons, am a Commons contributor, am interested in helping the Wikimedia Commons community, and have email setup. I agree to follow relevant policies and respect consensus of the Commons' users. I have added Babel info on my user page, so other users will know languages I speak or understand. I have read Commons:Deletion guidelines and the top section of Commons:Deletion requests, and have filed deletion requests on those bases. I have the following pages on my watchlist: Commons:Help desk, Commons talk:Licensing, Commons:Administrators' noticeboard and its subsections: Vandalism, Attention, User problems, Blocks & protections and Commons:Disputes noticeboard (formerly Disputes). I try to make the world, the Wikimedia/Wikipedia community, and Commons a little bit better with each edit/action (which sometimes includes inaction). I try to use an Edit Summary to summarize each and every edit, and have done very well at that here and on English Wikipedia[3]. I try to practice certain concepts best expressed on MeatballWiki, such as: DefendEachOther; ModelDesiredBehavior; NameTheConflict; and BeProfessional.

I support SpamCop, but I have certain disagreements with SpamCop's pedantic nature and its unwillingness to support postmaster and abuse mailboxes. I also support RFC-Ignorant.Org, The Spamhaus Project, and the Network Abuse Clearinghouse. I believe in the philosophy 'my mailboxes, my mailserver, my hardware, my network, my rules.' I also believe that no individual or organization should be providing services and access to spammers (except possibly wardens and corrections officers), including such services and access as route announcement, routing, PPP, SLIP, Ethernet, IP, TCP, Registration, DNS, SMTP, POP, IMAP, UUCP, HTTP, HTTPS, and webmail.

My original English Wikipedia and Commons Signatures were "Jeff G." My new Commons signature is "  — <span style="font-size:115%;background:#FFA">[[User:Jeff G.|Jeff G.]]</span> ツ<small><sub> please [[Template:Ping|ping]] or [[User:Jeff G./talk|talk to me]]</sub></small>", and here is a test of that:   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 19:52, 15 August 2021 (UTC)

A rather useful SVG file

Milestone edits[edit]

Edit # Date-linked diff
1 09:13, 25 February 2007 (UTC)
500 05:22, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
1,000 08:37, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
1,500 20:02, 26 June 2007 (UTC)
2,000 18:41, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
2,500 17:51, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
3,000 19:06, 12 August 2007 (UTC)
3,500 09:48, 31 August 2007 (UTC)
4,000 06:44, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
4,500 17:03, 4 October 2007 (UTC)
5,000 14:49, 19 October 2007 (UTC)
5,500 23:00, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

Watchlist and user talk page[edit]

My watchlist here continues to grow - it stands at 2,457 entries, and I continue to try to keep up with it (as I mentioned in this edit); I am (with certain exceptions) caught up to 23:50 on 13 October 2007 (EST), but I try to keep up with my user talk page daily, so please use that if something urgent (or consensus in the opposite direction of my previous opinion or listing) comes along. Thanks!

Copyright paranoia[edit]

In the US, it is a difficult balancing act between the copyrights of the individual creator, the copyrights of the creator's industry, the usage rights of the individual user, and the public good. I think in the US the copyrights of the creator's industry are overemphasized due to paid lobbying by creators' industries (as are the rights of many other industries), specifically including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in the case of freedom of panorama, as well as the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), which were behind the infamous Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that was similar in many ways to the EU Copyright Directive (EUCD). October 28, 1998 and May 22, 2001 were very chilly days for the usage rights of the individual and the public good.

Public signature[edit]

I have been a SpamCop User/Member/Customer since 1999 and am a Moderator of the new web-based forums (now the primary method for getting help, Please contact me via Forum, Group, and/or List only. Except items that I specifically solicit (at my sole discretion), I do not accept any unsolicited messages sent via PM, IM, or Email. If any such message is received, the sender acknowledges that: the message (including its source IP Address) will not be considered confidential or proprietary; I and my affiliates are under no obligation to keep it confidential; and I will have an unrestricted, irrevocable, world-wide, royalty free right to use, communicate, reproduce, publish, display, distribute, exploit, post, report, and/or ridicule it in any manner I choose. I do not provide Official SpamCop.Net Customer Support - please see How To Get Official SpamCop.Net Customer Support for that.

Links: My Posts My Topics HyperMart Ad-Aware SpyBot Search&Destroy Stinger Windows Update AVG Anti-Virus Windows AntiSpyware ZoneAlarm

P.S. Thanks to Ex_Brit and Wazoo, I can't in good conscience refer to in public any more (because one has to be logged in to see it or use an archive of it), so I'll just have to refer to my Sig Post's URL or my Wikipedia User page instead. :(

My Forum Signature now refers to my Sig Post's URL.

My recent contributions[edit]

User:Jeff G.
Category:Commons protected edit requests
Commons:This page is protected
Template:Editprotected and its doc
Category:American English-Language Writers
Category:Men writers
Category:SpamCop Users
Daniel Terdiman and its talk page
w:User:Jeff G.

My recent edits[edit]

Never mind, keeping up with this section was way too much work, just see my contributions and my EditCount with Interiot's external tool Tool1 AKA wannabe_kate, or the better-supported equivalents for English Wikipedia: my contributions and my EditCount with Essjay's tool EditCount, Interiot's internal tool Tool3 AKA count_edits, or Interiot's external tool Tool1 AKA wannabe_kate.

Works in progress[edit]

IP Address conflict


The Original Barnstar[edit]

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
I hereby award you the Original Barnstar for your efforts to help stem the tide of thoughtless deletions. --Kevin Murray 02:50, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Diligence Hires.png The Barnstar of Diligence
Sending huge thanks to Jeff. G as a Wikimedia Commons Helper/Administrator for his excellent guidance and assistance. Jeff is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful and his prompt and effective support was very much appreciated. Thank you! Bedmonds2017 (talk) 16:09, 18 February 2021 (UTC)


Talk subpages[edit]

(redirects are in italics)

Discussions which could use more input[edit] allow cropping images when rendered
Template talk:Reply to
Commons:Bots/Work requests After opening a diff, entry on Special:Watchlist sometimes stays unread (bold) Temporary switch crosswiki uploads off across all wikis PNG thumbnail looks significantly blurrier than JPG thumbnail Special:Watchlist "Live updates" should update status to read (unbold) upon reading, rather than wait for a new edit. Recently more broken files (premature end of JPEG file) that were cross-wiki uploaded to Commons by several users Disable FileExporter on all Arabic projects per Commons community request Special:ImportFile triggers "don't blank pages" edit warning when importing file Improve/Dispose AbuseFilter checks on old text revisions Wikibase Repo prevents page moves in NS 0 on Commons File move/ rename tab not working in Commons Upload Wizard need improvement for metadata No contributions shown for any user in Global user contribution tool (guc) 600 seconds timeout in XTools global contributions tool seems to be in error don't reorder template parameters Increase the rate limit for moves on Commons Introduce page creation log Enable non-file page creation logs on Wikimedia Commons Inconsistent application of tag by filter. Echo: Unread count color won't stay gray Provide a well-performing API to rotate an image "Error: 429, Too Many Requests" for some PNG thumbnails of c:File:Ambigram_New_York_Rich_Man.png Tools show Puffin Browser Pro 308 Permanent Redirect reFill 404 Thumbnailing problem on Commons Unwikified thanks prompt

Updated 07:07, 28 July 2022 (UTC)

Gallery of images which could use more discussion[edit]

Centralized discussion
See also: Village pump/Proposals   ■ Archive

Template: View   ■ Discuss    ■ Edit   ■ Watch

Gallery of images which could use some detail work[edit]

My Categories[edit]

Category:Files uploaded by User:Jeff G.: files I uploaded; a subcategory of Category:User categories (flat list).

Category:Files by User:Jeff G.: files I created and uploaded
Category:Files improved by User:Jeff G.: files I improved and uploaded
Category:Images improved by User:Jeff G.: images I improved and uploaded
Category:Photos improved by User:Jeff G.: photos I improved and uploaded
Category:Files transferred by User:Jeff G.: files I transferred and uploaded
Category:Files transferred by User:Jeff G. from Flickr: files I transferred and uploaded from Flickr
Category:Files transferred by User:Jeff G. from Meta: files I transferred and uploaded from Meta
Category:Files transferred by User:Jeff G. from Wikipedias: files I transferred and uploaded from Wikipedias
Category:Files transferred by User:Jeff G. from English Wikipedia: files I transferred and uploaded from English Wikipedia
Category:Images transferred by User:Jeff G. from English Wikipedia: images I transferred and uploaded from English Wikipedia
Category:Photos transferred by User:Jeff G. from English Wikipedia: photos I transferred and uploaded from English Wikipedia
Category:Files transferred by User:Jeff G. from French Wikipedia: files I transferred and uploaded from French Wikipedia
Category:Images transferred by User:Jeff G. from French Wikipedia: images I transferred and uploaded from French Wikipedia
Category:Photos transferred by User:Jeff G. from French Wikipedia: photos I transferred and uploaded from French Wikipedia
Category:Files transferred by User:Jeff G. from German Wikipedia: files I transferred and uploaded from German Wikipedia
Category:Images transferred by User:Jeff G. from German Wikipedia: images I transferred and uploaded from German Wikipedia
Category:Photos transferred by User:Jeff G. from German Wikipedia: photos I transferred and uploaded from German Wikipedia
Jeff G.(3 C)

Keep an eye on... Missing legal information Backlogs are fun
Protected edit requests (5) 77 Disputed copyright status (1) 14499 Copyright violations (9) 70
Requests for unblock (1) 0 Images with poor sources 325 Duplicate 1
Malformed deletion requests 0 No source (6) 30520 Other speedy deletions (4) 3
Incomplete deletion requests - missing reason 2 Own work claimed 0 Non-free logos 5
Deletion requests - No timestamp given 5 PD images without reason 26 Unsourced reviewed Flickr images 0
Requested moves (all) (106) 0 PD tag needs updating (6) 70 Recent unfree Flickr images 7
© Free Use w/o Rationale 2 Possibly unfree Flickr images reviewed by FlickreviewR 0
No VRTS permission 16 Flickr images needing human review (11) 2419
Items missing VRTS ticket ID 36 Possibly unfree Flickr images (2) 0
Consent queried 34 Derivative works with broken file links 0
License review needed (54) 105708 Extracted images with broken file links 1804

Other categories to keep an eye on[edit]


My babel boxes are in Section 0 at the very top of my user page. The rest of my userboxes are under embargo until Commons supports cross-project templates.

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Flickrreview links
Shortcut to a Flickr photo page at - just change the end of the URL
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{{LicenseReview|site=|user=Jeff G.|date={{subst:#time:Y-m-d}}}}
{{YouTube CC-BY|authorname}}
{{YouTubeReview |id= |title= |date={{subst:#time:Y-m-d}} |reviewer=Jeff G. |archive= }} (for use by a defunct bot)
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|status=confirmed|reviewer=Jeff G.|date={{subst:#time:Y-m-d}}}}
{{subst:Uffd}}) ~~~~ (7-day delay for copyvio)
{{Copyvio|License review NOT passed: Author is using NC, ND, or all rights reserved.}} ~~~~ (immediate)
{{Flickrreview|Jeff G.|~~~~~|cc-by-nd-2.0}}
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{{Flickrreview|Jeff G.|~~~~~|cc-by-nc-2.0}}
{{Flickrreview|Jeff G.|~~~~~|cc-by-nc-sa-2.0}}
{{Flickrreview|Jeff G.|~~~~~|copyright (all rights reserved)}}
{{Flickr no source|Jeff G.|~~~~~}}
{{Copyvio|License review NOT passed: Standard YouTube License. Original "review" was forged.}}
License review NOT passed: Standard YouTube License. Original "review" was forged.
{{PermissionOTRS|user=Jeff G.|id=}}
{{Verified account||Jeff G.}}
'''OTRS agent <small><span class="plainlinks" style="font-size:0.9em">([{{fullurl:Special:GlobalUsers|limit=1&username=Jeff+G.}}  <span style="color:#005896">verify</span>])</span></small>:''' request: [[Ticket:]] alleges permission for this file or these files. {{Request temporary undeletion}} to assess the validity of that allegation, mark as {{tl|temporarily undeleted}} or otherwise appropriately, and ping me. ~~~~
[[COM:FR#FR1|File renaming criterion #1]]: At the original uploader’s request.
[[COM:FR#FR2|File renaming criterion #2]]: To change from a meaningless or ambiguous name to a name that describes what the image particularly displays.
[[COM:FR#FR3|File renaming criterion #3]]: To correct obvious errors in file names, including misspelled proper nouns, incorrect dates, and misidentified objects or organisms.
[[COM:FR#FR4|File renaming criterion #4]]: To harmonize the file names of a set of images: so that only one part of all names differs.
[[COM:FR#FR5|File renaming criterion #5]]: To change a file name that would be a violation of Commons’ policies and guidelines if it appeared elsewhere on the project as text. This includes gratuitous vulgarity, personal attacks/harassment, blatant advertising, and cases where revision deletion would be authorized.
[[COM:FR#FR6|File renaming criterion #6]]: Non-controversial maintenance and bug fixes, including fixing double extensions, invalid or incorrect extensions, character handling problems, and other similar technical issues.
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