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This is my newest archive. For older discussion, please see: User talk:ALE!/Archive1-2008, User talk:ALE!/Archive3-2007, User talk:ALE!/Archive2-2007, and User talk:ALE!/Archive 1


por qué me han borrado de nuevo mis fotos?[edit]

he subido, creo que por última vez, las fotos de mi banda, fotos con licencia CC totalmente libres, de un disco con licencia CC. Son todas mías, son libres, y las he subido, con la licencia correcta y especificándolo bien claro en la información de la foto, y vuelven a borrarlas. no se el motivo y nadie se molesta en explicarlo, simplemente me apuntan a páginas de información enormes que no creo que nadie se haya leído enteras para entender algo incomprensible.

hola! felices fiestas![edit]

he hecho esto necesito qure me digas si lo he hecho bien--Argentumm (talk) 02:34, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Image permission layout[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you edited Mutter erde's talk page using a script to notify him of missing image permissions. Could you go to Commons:Village_pump#Missing_permissions_issue and say exactly how you did it please, because it's not properly substing. Oh, and I blanked the talk page again as ME is indef blocked. -mattbuck (Talk) 00:26, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

would you reconsider?[edit]

Hello ALE! I saw your vote here, where you said:

"Support because of File:No Israel.svg! Why? Because this is what freedom is about. Everybody should be able to express his/her views or shoudl be able to create whatever image he wants as long as he/she stays within the legal limits (which here is the case). BTW: Although OsamaK uploaded this image. It is not used anywhere and especially not on his user page. So please all, calm down a little bit and reconsider"

May I please ask you a question, if you are to see this one and this one, would you reconsider your vote, and if "no" why not? I am asking because I'm trying really hard to understand where ends freedom and starts propaganda and where end the images that are in the scope of the project and start the images that were created to make a point? Thank you for your time.--Mbz1 (talk) 03:51, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

All people also have a live outside Wikipedia and Commons. They are free to express their personal opinion as long as it does not influence their work and the nutrality of Wikipedia. The anti-Israel image itself, carries a political message. But so does also an image of swastika. The latter is allowed on Commons, so why not the anti-Israel image? However, the important thing is, in which context such an image is used whether it used on contents pages of Commons or Wikipedia. Personal user pages are exactly that, personal. --ALE! ¿…? 22:37, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for response. I found Userbox guidelines on English Wikipedia. It clerly states:

"Wikipedia is not an appropriate place for propaganda, advocacy, or recruitment of any kind, commercial, political, religious, or otherwise, opinion pieces on current affairs or politics, self-promotion, or advertising."

It also states "Userboxes must not be inflammatory or divisive." I am not sure why Commons should be any different. Maybe you could explain it to me too? BTW I do not feel like you answered my initial question. If I may, I'd like to repeat it please. While supporting osamak nomination you said about the image :
" It is not used anywhere and especially not on his user page. So please all, calm down a little bit and reconsider."
So the question is: now, when it is used on his user page, would you reconsider? I guess you will not, excactly because the image is used on his user page, and not somewhere else. If one day I'll come back to your talk page and provide you the link of this so called image used on contents pages of Commons, you would come up with a new argument why it is OK. Anyway I'm afraid now you need to come up with a new reason to calm the opposers down next time you are to nominate osamak . The image is used on osamak user page. One more thing: I would not call the image "anti-Israel". The image and the user boxes the image is used in are simply calling for Israel destruction, but who cares about such minor details? Thanks.--Mbz1 (talk) 23:35, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
Opinions are diverse, and so are personal points of views.
I am just saying that as long as a personal opinion does not influence the work on Commons, it does not matter to me. And by saying this, the discussion is over for me, because the adminship discussion is also over and there is no point to keep on this discussion. Thanks! --ALE! ¿…? 09:50, 7 January 2009 (UTC)


No sé qué se pasa con my image. Gustavo Siqueira soy yo, la uso en mi pagina de usuario en wiki-pt. Cual es el problema de aquella image? Saludos. Gustavo Siqueira (talk) 06:21, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

  • Voy sacar nuevas fotos y hacer upload, pero ahora sin copyright :). Gustavo Siqueira (talk) 06:21, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Quiere mi MSN o otra cualquier manera de probar que yo soy yo? Jejejejeje. Gustavo Siqueira (talk) 06:25, 10 January 2009 (UTC)
I understand now, but I don´t know what I can do now. Please help me. Gustavo Siqueira (talk) 05:02, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
Please discuss all this on the deletion request page of your photo. In short: You need a written permission of the author and send it to OTRS. --ALE! ¿…? 20:18, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
  • No problem. See the page to read my new idea. Muchas gracias por todo. Saludos. --Gustavo Siqueira (talk) 05:36, 13 January 2009 (UTC)


Ale, según el sítio oficial del estado brasileño de Mato Grosso do Sul, Aquí, la bandera del estado no está correcta, la color no es azul oscuro, pero si un azul más claro. Yo necesito cambiar la bandera, pero no sé como. Ayuda me. Gustavo Siqueira (talk) 03:23, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

  • Baja el imagen de la bandera cambialo (cambia los colores, etc.) y subilo en la version correcta bajo el mismo nombre. Es relativamente facil. --ALE! ¿…? 21:00, 18 January 2009 (UTC)
Gracias Gustavo Siqueira (talk) 17:58, 24 January 2009 (UTC)


Hallo ALE, was war das denn? Geograv 01:44, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Ganz einfach, mit solchen Standardvorgängen, wie Bildern ohne Lizenz braucht man nicht die Löschanträge noch voller machen. Dafür gibt es einen eigenen Baustein, den ich bei dem Bild auch eingefügt habe. Das Bild kann dann, wenn keine Lizenz vorliegt nach 7 Tagen schnellgelöscht werden. --ALE! ¿…? 10:56, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, ich bin mit nowcommons auf dewiki durcheinandergekommen, Du hast selbstverständlich recht. Geograv 15:03, 20 February 2009 (UTC)


This picture has been deleted. Certainly with a good reason. Generally all the coats of arms of the Italian cities have an authorization (see here and there. Is "File:Veneto-Stemma.png" different? Thanks for your answer. jpm2112 (talk) 07:57, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

The Veneto file does not have license. Which is already reason enough to delete it. In addition on Commons you need an OTRS permission. Please provide with such a permission to OTRS and tag the image with the ticket number. --ALE! ¿…? 08:40, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

File:Plakati podrske.jpg & Derivative work[edit]

Is there any way to keep this photo? --BokicaK (talk) 15:35, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

The only way would be to get an OTRS permission for the free use of the poster. --ALE! ¿…? 20:41, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Ah, forget it, I won't send request for permission. But, I don't understand, how this violate copyright? --BokicaK (talk) 02:18, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
Please read Commons:Derivative works. If you still have questions after having read it. I am welcome to answer them. --ALE! ¿…? 13:19, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
OK, thne, delete it. --BokicaK (talk) 13:45, 13 March 2009 (UTC)

File:DSLite white trans.png[edit]

Hello ALE!,

Could you please check if the licence of this file is really CC? I don't think so, but I haven't been able to create a deletion request. Thank you. Bertrouf (talk) 00:57, 13 March 2009 (UTC)


Here is the Russian to English translation you requested: [1] I agree with Admin Zelenko. It cannot be kept as the copyright owner is someone else. This is a non-free fair use image. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 03:47, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

OTRS invitation[edit]

OTRS Wikimedia.svg
The OTRS system is looking for trusted volunteers to help staff our German-language image submission queue. I would like to invite you to look over what OTRS involves and consider signing up at the volunteering page. Thank you. MBisanz talk 23:56, 23 April 2009 (UTC)

Veo que todos tienen el mismo problema contigo. Borras sin siquiera explicar por qué, aun cuando están todos los detalles que pide Wikipedia. Yo no te he insultado, pero no quiero discutir Creo que tú debes valorar más el esfuerzo de la gente en colaborar y si se transgrede una norma y tú la borras casi compulsivamente, por lo menos tienes que darle una mano y explicarle el por qué. Supongo que así debería funcionar a Wikipolicía.

PD: Veo que tambien borras los comentarios de la gente que te hace una crítica o una observación.

PD2: Veo que hay fotos en tu galería que tienen menos detalles que las mías. Hay fotos con licencia expirada por 25 años de la publicación (igual que las que yo subí) sólo que yo cité la fuente de donde la saqué y tú no.

PD3: Voy a considerar lo que me dices, y yo voy a aportar lo mió... Voy a leer las instrucciones una vez más... pero por favor no destruyas compulsivamente el esfuerzo de la gente.

Ayuda por favor[edit]

Hola ALE, haz borrado imagenes mias sin darme tiempo a arreglar cualquier error, ni discutirlo conmigo. Por favor dame una mano pues estoy haciendo un esfuerzo por entender como hacer bien esta colaboracion con Wikipedia. Date cuenta que todo esto de las imagenes lleva tiempo tomarlas, editarlas, etc. Y todo esto lo estoy haciendo desde Cuba donde no tenemos acceso a Internet facil sino todo lo contrario. Hacer esto por los artistas cubanos, para que se conozcan lo estoy haciendo como gran esfuerzo y trabajo y voluntariamente. Gracias. Espero por ti para que me ayudes a escribir bien lo de la licencia y la categorizacion.--Mercuba (talk) 14:53, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

Category:Arturo Illia[edit]

Category:Arturo Illia has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this category, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it.

Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!

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Benutzerbeitraege von Thepowermancity1022[edit]

Hallo ALE! Dir sind ja schon einige Bilder des o.g. Benutzers aufgefallen. Er hat aber noch viele mehr hochgeladen: Special:Contributions/Thepowermancity1022. Wie geht man denn da am besten vor? Überall ein "no_permission" reinsetzen? Aber dann müsste man ja eigentlich jedes einzelne Bild auf seiner Benutzerseite erwähnen? Geht das nicht irgendwie einfacher, alles in 1 Rutsch? --hdamm (talk) 05:19, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Mach einfach einen Deletion request für alle seine Bilder. Wie man das macht, steht auf Commons:Deletion requests/Mass deletion request. --ALE! ¿…? 13:50, 4 June 2009 (UTC)
Danke für Deine Hinweise. Habe das mal so durchgezogen. --hdamm (talk) 07:12, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

The Picswiss images[edit]

Hi ALE! FYI, I've the same concerns you had in February and I have resurrected the discussion you started on this issue. — Xavier, 02:39, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Muntuwandi (talk · contribs) is a sock[edit]

Muntuwandi (talk · contribs) is a sock of Wapondaponda (talk · contribs) evidence 1. They are convicted sock puppets on English Wikipedia 2. They uploaded the exact same map with the same name on commons The Count of Monte Cristo (talk) 00:25, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

  1. I do not get the point, why you contact me on this.
  2. Please sign with your real user name (SOPHIAN).
--ALE! ¿…? 07:58, 29 July 2009 (UTC)


Hello, AGF means Assume good faith. Regards, Yann (talk) 10:18, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

In this particular case I do not think that this enough to close the deletion request. Also the Bundesarchiv can make mistakes. --ALE! ¿…? 11:49, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

User:Nima Farid[edit]

Hello These photos are reuploaded by me because it was deleted because it was uncategorized and the one uploaded these pictures at the first time was me.

Now that you sent me an error what can I do to avoid the deletion of my pictures?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Nima Farid (talk • contribs)
Images that are not categorized do NOT get deleted just for that reason. Your images (especially the road maps) are using copyrighted material (the original map in the background) and have to be deleted for that reason. I fear that there is not much you can do. --ALE! ¿…? 09:11, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
He wrote[2] me that they were taken from a website, but as of yet didn't provide the URL. --Túrelio (talk) 09:22, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the information. --ALE! ¿…? 09:32, 12 August 2009 (UTC)


Hi Ale, It's Www3cubed about those artist permissions. Could you let me know - fairly quickly if I only have a week to email it - if every painting needs to be mentioned or if I can block authorize the gallery page?

Thanks Ale, Www3cubedWww3cubed (talk)

You can send an authorisation for all paintings of the artist. That is the easiest way. If the artist wants to restrict the permission to specific paintings, the filenames and titles of the paintings should be mentioned. If you need more time than aweek, please tell me. --ALE! ¿…? 23:01, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
I will need more time to clear up the permissions / copyright issues and set them straight. I believe it can be done by the end of the week although a bit more time would be appreciated in case I'm wrong. Thanks. -- Www3cubed (talk) 13:32, 31 August 2009 (UTC)


Hi Ale!

I am trying to help a friend put up a photo of the subject on the Richard M. Weiner entry in Wikipedia. I asked him for the source and permission of the photo and he sent me this:

The photograph has been taken by Fotostudio Erika Althaus, Frankfurter Strasse 15, 35037 Marburg.
Since it is a paid portrait photograph, there should be no copyright problem.
Richard Weiner asked me to thank you for your help.

Could you please let me know if this is adequate info for the copyright and should I send another letter to OTRS? Also what would the format for posting it be? or perhaps where to look for the information. Many thanks, Www3cubed User talk:Www3cubed 20:15, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Please refer to Commons:OTRS. All the necessary information on how the sending of permissions works is there. I do not deal with these, so I can not tell you whether this is sufficient. --ALE! ¿…? 10:31, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

warning the wrong user[edit]

Hello ALE!, You were sending the warning message [3] to the wrong user, I am not the uploader, I just once reverted an overwriting as can be seen easily in the file history, please inform the correct user, thanks. --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:56, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, but I think this was done automatically. I informed now the original uploader. Thanks! --ALE! ¿…? 10:33, 30 August 2009 (UTC)


Hi Ale! I have sent the following email to


I hereby assert that I am the creator and/or sole owner of the exclusive copyright of the works in my Gallery -

I agree to publish these and subsequent works under the free license Creative Commons Attribution. And grant Wwwcubed (Wayne Weiss) permission to post them for me. My contact information can be found on my website at .

I acknowledge that I grant anyone the right to use the work in a commercial product, and to modify it according to their needs, as long as they abide by the terms of the license and any other applicable laws.

I am aware that I always retain copyright of my work, and retain the right to be attributed in accordance with the license chosen. Modifications others make to the work will not be attributed to me.

I am aware that the free license only concerns copyright, and I reserve the option to take action against anyone who uses this work in a libelous way, or in violation of personality rights, trademark restrictions, etc.

I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement, and that the work may or may not be kept permanently on a Wikimedia project.

September 2, 2009 Richard Rappaport     

I hope this will resolve any questions you have about the copyricht status. Regards, Www3cubed

Thanks, please replace the "missing permission" template with the {{OTRS pending}} template until you receive a OTRS ticket number. --ALE! ¿…? 20:19, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
ALE!, I tried to replace with the OTRS Pending but every time I previewed the JPEG was lost. Let me know how and I'll know how to do it in the future w/o loosing picture. Do you have to save the file first in order to see the picture? Thanks,
Www3cubed (talk) 00:17, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
I can not replictae your problem (See: [4]) Please try again. BTW: Do not use text in the images. This is against our guidelines. So I have tagged the example given above also with the tag {{watermark}}. I would really appreciate if you could upload the images under the same name without text in it. Thank you! --ALE! ¿…? 07:42, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
I kind of dread the consequences of what I think you're saying, it's a problem with about half of the images posted, but Richard, the artist, does not, it's just something that has to be done. To explain: The images have come from his website,, where they already have the type on them, also some of them are from posters, so what Richard will do is find the orignals and send them to me for posting. I'm involved because Richard, who is one of my oldest friends, doesn't have an internet connection and simultaenously has a horror of technology in any form.
Obviously this will take a bit of time to get together. I think what we'd like do do is upload them in batches so we can start altering the site more quickly. My basic question is it possible to leave the site up while we work on it? I don't have an estimate right now of how much time it will take but I hope to give you one in the next couple of days. Many thanks for your patience and help --Www3cubed (talk)
I do not quite get what your problem is. Which site do you mean. Richard's website or commons? --ALE! ¿…? 20:26, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
Hi Ale!, I meant Richard's website. Of the 57 total uploads 20 are already OK; I have 29 others that should be ready by the beginning of next week. hopefully by the end of this weekend, and 8 I will try to have by the end of the following weekend - Richard has do a little research to find the untitled versions.
So 20 are good, 29 others finished by September 7, and the final 8 by September 13. I would hate to loose the entire structure of the website - it took so much work to finish. Is this acceptable? Www3cubed (talk) 22:41, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
You mean timewise here on commons? Sure. Just put the {{OTRS pending}} template on the description page of the images and the files will not be deleted. (If that is what you mean.) --ALE! ¿…? 22:39, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
That is precisely what I mean, Thanks, Www3cubed (talk) 10:32, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, ALE!!
Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:


2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations").

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

BotMultichillT 05:52, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

This is not my image (originally) I only cropped it. --ALE! ¿…? 20:03, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

copyright of picture[edit]

I want to upload the VCD cover to Wikimedia Commons. It is because I want to enchance readability of some pages about Hong Kong movie in Chinese Wikipedia. I have already add the information in the pictures. I am frustrated if I violate the copyright of pictures. How should I do? Auyeungchingyi (talk) 08:29, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

The only thing you can do is to ask the publisher of the VCDs to give you a permission to use the images under a free license in Commons and Wikipedia. You should send such a permission to Commons:OTRS. But to be frank, I highly doubt that you will receive such a permission. --ALE! ¿…? 20:02, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Copyrights of crops[edit]

Hi! I see you changed license on a crop [5]. You might want to comment User_talk:MGA73#Bot_problems (the comments by Hekerui). I have not checked this "problem" closer yet but I wondered if we had some help page of when somthing is changed enough to choose an other license. --MGA73 (talk) 12:49, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

done (a couple of days ago) --ALE! ¿…? 23:32, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Why interference Category:Gastronomy?[edit]

See also Why interference Category:Gastronomy? (Category:Gastronomy --> Category talk:Gastronomy)--Tom778 (talk) 10:22, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Why should this be of interest to me? --ALE! ¿…? 23:31, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

Unwanted addition[edit]

Do you check the license of the images in Picasa web before adding "This file is missing evidence of permission" tag?Chanakyathegreat (talk) 13:18, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Germania - Botschaftsviertel[edit]

Hallo ALE, jetzt erst gesehen, dass du deutsch sprichst. Schau doch noch mal bei Commons:Deletion requests/File:Sketch Botschaftsviertel.JPG vorbei. Danke. --Minderbinder (talk) 15:28, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

About a painter photo[edit]

Hi, ALE, about File:JuanT_VazquezMartin.jpg I can say that the backgroung is out of focous to emphasize on the face which was the photographer idea. It is low resolution but enough for its use in Wikipedia as at the page shown in a smaller size and looks fine. I would appreciate to keep it like it is. Thanks, Mercuba (talk) 05:32, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

Commons images are not only for the use in Wikipedia. A higher resolution image would therefore be highly appreciated. --ALE! ¿…? 08:46, 24 November 2009 (UTC)

Bitte um Löschung[edit]

Hallo ALE!, kannst Du bitte die Dateien

löschen? Die Dateien sind nirgends genutzt.

Weil die Namen irreführend sind (falscher Golfplatz), habe die Dateien mit den identischen Dateien mit den Namen

ersetzt. Gruß, --R. Engelhardt (talk) 19:33, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Erledigt. --ALE! ¿…? 22:34, 30 November 2009 (UTC)
Danke, --R. Engelhardt (talk) 00:55, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Category:Tunisia in the 2000s[edit]

Hallo ALE!, wie kann ich erreichen, dass in "Navigating the 2000s" von Category:Tunisia in the 2000s (und in anderen Jahrzehnten) auch "Tunisia" erscheint? --R. Engelhardt (talk) 00:55, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Keine Ahnung. Aber Tunesien ist ja auch nicht soooo wichtig, oder? --ALE! ¿…? 09:02, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
Schade, trotzdem danke! --R. Engelhardt (talk) 13:34, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Deletion request[edit]

more than 20 photos of the 07:37, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

All these images violate the copyright law of Romania. 07:44, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

File:South Azeri documents.jpg[edit]

Bez. [6]: Entschuldige, aber der Datei fehlt doch ganz eindeutig eine Quellenangabe. Mir ist nicht ersichtlich, inwieweit das nicht ein klarer Fall von speedy deletion sein soll – und genausowenig, wie jemals ein Löschverfahren mit "keep" geschlossen werden konnte, wenn sämtliche "keep"-Voten das offenkundige Problem der fehlenden Quellenangabe schlicht ignoriert haben. Fut.Perf. 23:05, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Im Iran gibt es für solche Dokumente nur einen Schutz von 30 Jahren. Das abgebildete Dokument stammt aber aus dem Jahr 1946. Das ist über 60 Jahre her! --ALE! ¿…? 10:06, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
Das mag ja sein, aber eine Quellenangabe fehlt doch trotzdem, oder? Braucht es die nach Commons-Bestimmungen nicht ebenfalls, unabhängig vom wahrscheinlichen PD-Status? Fut.Perf. 07:47, 11 February 2010 (UTC)
Auch wenn wir die Quelle nicht haben, ist die Abbildung PD. Lass uns also bitte nicht Haare spalten. --ALE! ¿…? 07:49, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Monnet.jpg[edit]

Bitte da mal vorbeischauen. Die Zirkelrefferenz die der Uploader dort aufgebaut hat, ob nun bewusst oder unbewusst, ist himmelschreiend, ziemlich peinlich dass er es jetzt nichtmal sieht. -- 21:01, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

Das Bild wurde gelöscht. Ist also alles ok, oder? --ALE! ¿…? 09:40, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

File:Einstein paper money.jpg[edit]

Hi there. It is a long time ago but in 2007 you restored this image after it was deleted. I was just wondering whether you could recall in what circumstances you restored it? Was there an undeletion request or anything? I'm a little bit concerned that {{Money-IL}} might not be relaxed enough and so I'm trying to research where those issues may have been discussed. Adambro (talk) 11:03, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

Maybe because the deletion request was not successful? See: Commons:Deletion requests/Israeli money (2007-03-03) --ALE! ¿…? 09:39, 9 April 2010 (UTC)


Hi ALE, can you delete all new copyvios uploaded by this user? I saw in the past you has deleted some files from this user. Thanks. Alakasam (talk) 00:39, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Foto de lamprea en el Aquarium Finisterrae[edit]

Hola. Gracias por tu aviso. No, no sé alemán, y siento haber tardado tanto en contestar porque hace meses que no colaboro en Wikimedia Commons. En todo caso, gracias. Parece que el artículo de MSN ya no está activo.--Drow male (talk) 13:51, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

Con el traductor de Google entiendo más o menos bien lo que se comentó. Veo que las grandes compañías respetan el copyright sólo cuando les conviene :(--Drow male (talk) 13:56, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

File:Beastie Boys BigDayOut.jpg[edit]

Hi, this photo was made by Jstjohn from English Wikipedia, I only moved it to Commons. Maybe you should ask author of this photo. Yarl 21:02, 8 August 2010 (UTC)

Done --ALE! ¿…?

Admin inactivity[edit]

Hello ALE!, you might be interested in this discussion: Commons_talk:Administrators/De-adminship#Activity -- A9 (talk) 18:47, 10 August 2010 (UTC)


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— Cheers, JackLee talk 08:22, 30 August 2010 (UTC)


Hi! As you can see here, I am making additional researches and I am deleting images, if necesary. If You can find any concrete information, that the licence of File:Marie_Ebner_Eschenbach_1916.jpg is not correct, please let me know, and I will delete it. --Gampe (talk) 20:53, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Sorry if I offended you. I will see what I find. --ALE! ¿…? 22:15, 14 September 2010 (UTC)


Vorschlag: Bild etwas mehr abdecken und neu einstellen? --Kürschner (talk) 12:00, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Nein, entweder eine Erlaubnis des Urheberrechtsinhabers einholen oder löschen. Bitte liess mal Commons:Bearbeitungen. --ALE! ¿…? 12:15, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
Kann ich nicht wirklich nachvollziehen, sehe es nicht wirklich als Bearbeitung in dem dort behandelten Sinn an. Werde das Bild völlig abdecken und nur noch den Schriftzug hochladen. Ist schade. --Kürschner (talk) 12:23, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
Es ist eigentlich ganz einfach: Du verwendest eine urheberrechtlich geschütztes Bild (das Dir nicht gehört) in einem eigenen Bild. Schriftzüge bitte als {{PD-textlogo}} taggen, wenn der Schriftzug keine übermäßigen besonderen Eigenheiten hat. --ALE! ¿…? 07:03, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
.Auf jeden Fall danke!--Kürschner (talk) 09:46, 16 September 2010 (UTC)


Urheberrecht, jedoch nicht von mir. --Kürschner (talk) 15:43, 16 September 2010 (UTC)


A "normal" keep would have been sufficient ;-). Well it's nice to have a permission now. So we can close the request.

Tschuldigung, ich brauch's noch mal auf deutsch. Wie hätte das normale "keep" denn ausgesehen? bzw. wie hätte ich es richtig/einfacher machen können? Danke. --Kürschner (talk) 09:15, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
Nein, war schon alles richtig. Ich habe mich nur ein ganz kleines bisschen lustig gemacht. Es macht nämlich keinen Unterschied ob man "behalten", "auf jeden Fall behalten", "sicher behalten", "extremst, über alle Maßen, etc. behalten" sagt. Wir sind bei keiner Abstimmung und die Stimmen werden auch nicht mit "strong" etc. gewichtet. Eine Dateiüberprüfung auf Commons ist ein Prozess, bei dem Argumente gesammelt werden. "Keep" order "Delete" vor die Argumente zu setzen erhöht nur die Übersichtlichkeit. Grüße! --ALE! ¿…? 10:29, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
Danke! --Kürschner (talk) 10:33, 24 September 2010 (UTC)


Hi, in Bezug auf finde ich, dass der Adminstatus kein gutes Argument in einer copyright-Debatte ist. mfg --Mbdortmund (talk) 12:51, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

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Solicitud de copyright[edit]

Hola ALE, he recibido solicitud de envio de permisos por algunas fotos de Francisco Cellini de Corindo testa, su obra, etc. como [7] por ejemplo, que dice abajo : cedida a Pruxo por Francisco Cellini. "Yo, Francisco Cellini, permito delegar en el usuario PRUXO de Wikipedia el uso de mis fotografias como el usuario pruxo crea conveniente.

Francisco Cellini, berlin, 10 de abril de 2009. email: "

Pregunto, si no es suficiente el email d ela persona (francisco cellini) que cede sus derechos, y si no lo es, me podes enviar algun ejemplo para que yo lo use de base para que asi por fin las fotos de Francisco cellini tengan claramente el permiso de cesion correspondiente?

Gracias desde ya --Pruxo (talk) 19:30, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Deberías mandar el permiso a OTRS. Allí van a decidir si es suficiente lo que has mandado o no. --ALE! ¿…? 00:21, 4 January 2011 (UTC)


O autor do File:Parapeytoiaimagewiki.png é o Parapeytoia42397. Ele é um editor da wiki mas ele ainda não tinha feito o uploud desta imagem que ele criou.--Renato de carvalho ferreira (talk) 21:17, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Could you please explain in English? Puedes explicarlo en Español? --ALE! ¿…? 08:26, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

The author of the image is a member of Wikipedia. His name is Parapeytoia42397. He had carried just on wikipedia. The image had a message at the bottom asking for someone to do an uploud on the commons. That's what I did.--Renato de carvalho ferreira (talk) 21:15, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

As images of prehistoric tools. I got permission from the owner of the site on condition that inform who produced the images.--Renato de carvalho ferreira (talk) 21:15, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

I even got the email that confirms what I'm saying--Renato de carvalho ferreira (talk) 21:16, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Ok, could you please add the link to the original source at Wikipedia, so that someone with Admin rights on that Wikipedia could check thsi if he wanted? Thank you! --ALE! ¿…? 09:21, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

The author put the image in this page: He write in the image that it is in public domain.--Renato de carvalho ferreira (talk) 21:34, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

And as the imagens of paleolithic tolls? I want to put them in the commons to use in the wikipedia and i explain the situation, but still don't recieve an answer.--Renato de carvalho ferreira (talk) 21:36, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Could you please link to these image so I know about which you are talking. --ALE! ¿…? 08:33, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

You deleted both images. The name of both images were File:Ferramentas acheulenses.PNG and File:Ferramentas musterianas.PNG--Renato de carvalho ferreira (talk) 23:19, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

ok, these two images are copyright violations because the source website states "Copyright © 2000 University College London". So if you want to use them here in Commons you need to get a permission from the authors and send the permission to Commons:OTRS. --ALE! ¿…? 12:37, 17 January 2011 (UTC)


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Teofilo (talk) 14:06, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Re:Deletion of File:OECD_logo.svg[edit]

Hi Ale,

You are right. The old version is simple enough to be under {{PD-textlogo}}. I already restore that version. Béria Lima msg 21:55, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Re: Teatro en la actualidad.jpg[edit]


You recently had an image, Teatro en la actualidad.jpg, deleted. As I understand, you did so because you noticed the same image on Infobae. Please allow me to point out that internet news sites in Argentina will frequently use images from Wikipedia. I started editing on this site around September 2008, and remember noticing the image almost immediately; the Infobae article you mentioned was dated July 3, 2009 (the date is on the upper left-hand corner). I hope you'll reconsider.

Regards, Sherlock4000 (talk) 12:07, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

I could reconsider this if you can provide a high-res image with an EXIF header. Otherwise I can not. --ALE! ¿…? 13:26, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

Virginia Woolf pic[edit]

Please keep redirects per policy on duplicate files: "After deleting the duplicate, redirect the deleted filename unless it is misleading or a very recent upload.". The link is not misleading as its the same image with a very similar name, and 2005 is hardly recent :)--Nilfanion (talk) 18:22, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

OK! --ALE! ¿…? 20:12, 31 March 2011 (UTC)


Copy of the letter directed to some admins:
I'm attonised of the deletion of several images from me in Commons. I.e. the face of the ex president of Maldive Islans Maumoon abdul gayoom.jpg, that I take personally during my trip to the islands; If this man is a public man and I take the photo how can vandalize it a honorable member of commons.
Anoter: the FARC flag, that I drtaw according a sheet provided by the organization when a delegation was in catalan Countries, with autorization of free use, and was supresed alleging that the logo in the flag was copyrigted, but next day the same flag with the same logo was accepted with no problem because was draw by an anglosaxon and/or any influent commomns member. This man copied the image from me and plagied my work, and Commons are a sort of delinquents that authorize it and protege him.
I have also the permission for use the logos of the Emirates cities, that you vandalized even knowing it.
Inutil to answer in my commons page because I stopped to collaborate with after sevral years because I don't share nothing with thieves and vandals.--jolle (talk) 15:26, 6 June 2011 (UTC)


You say:

   >Estiamdo Jaime:   No se que te paso pero parece que estas muy molesto. Dos cosas:  No puedes revocar tu permiso / licencia para imagenes que ya estan en Commons.

Yes, I can. In Spanish law all donations can be revocated by cause of ingratitude.

 >No se puede limitar el uso a una determinado projecto. Si las imagenes tienen una licencia libre pueden ser usados en otros projectos tambien y tambien afuera del ambito de Wikipedia.

Yes, I can, I upload only in catalan wikipèdia. All the images loaded in catalan wikipèdia are according catalan law, and not elegibles for others projects (if not all at less many) like a "fair use"

  >Espero que no quieras terminar de colaborar en Commons, proque creo que tus banderas son muy buena y utiles.

Yes, I have now more than 350.000 flags (not counting the city flags). Commons don't merite them. They are very ofensives and even thieves, as a destructive sect. Neither water for them.

--jolle (talk) 16:09, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

I can understand that you are angry. However, your licenses are NOT revokeable. Please read Wikipedia:Revocation of our licensing is not permitted. And it does NOT matter whether you have licensed your works in the catalan wikipedia under a free license or here. --ALE! ¿…? 13:42, 8 June 2011 (UTC)


Hallo ALE! Du hast mein Bild "Toennchen_Kollection" bearbeitet, um überflüssige Bildteile zu entfernen. Das ist natürlich voll ok! Aber es sieht so aus, als ob es einfach nur gestaucht wäre. Die Tönnchen sehen jetzt platt wie Flundern aus ;-). Ist da etwas schief gegangen? Da sollte man noch mal ran!--UweBlauth (talk) 19:42, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Mit dem Bild ist alles in Ordnung. Es gibt nur momentan einen Bug, wenn ein Bild bearbeitet wurde, dass das Thumbnail-Bild dann für eine Weile nicht richtig dargestellt wird. Das Problem ist bekannt und es wird daran gearbeitet. --ALE! ¿…? 21:27, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Alles klar! Das wußte ich nicht. Dannn ist ja alles ok! Danke! --UweBlauth (talk) 22:08, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

Diferentes archivos[edit]

Hola Ale.

De las fotos que me has señalado como "may be deleted", he de decir que todas son fotos mías que tomé de obras (grabados o fotos antiguas) expuestas en museos, y por tanto, según la política de wikimedia, no hay problema alguno de copyright.

En cuanto a la foto "File:Plano Catedral periodos.jpg", he de decir que trabajo para regmurcia (la página de origen), y es una obra mía. Por lo tanto, tengo derechos sobre ella.

Saludos. --Gregorico (talk) 15:01, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Hola Gregorico!
@"File:Plano Catedral periodos.jpg": Entonces explicalo asi.
Fotos de grabados viejos: El problema es que no has puesto informacion sobre la fuente, el lugar donde estan expuestos, ni sobre el pintor, ni cuando el pintor a muerto. Preferiblemente todo esto necesitamos.
--ALE! ¿…? 22:14, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

File:Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F088809-0038, Berlin, East Side Gallery.jpg[edit]

Lieber ALE! das hatte schon so seinen Grund. Leider gibt es beim verlustlosen Beschneiden einige wichtige Einschränkungen, die es in einigen Fällen unpraktikabel machen. Bei 4:2:0 Farbunterabtastung zum Beispiel müsste man oben 15 Pixel verwerfen, um den störenden schwarzen Strich links oben zu entfernen. Unten und rechts kann man zwar pixelweise beschneiden, allerdings werden die betroffenen Blöcke nicht kleiner neu berechnet, sondern so gelassen und der beschnittene Bereich einfach nicht mehr angezeigt. So weit so gut, allerdings folgt direkt daraus folgendes unschönes Verhalten: Beim Skalieren der Bilder vorzugsweise bei 220 Px wird der gesamte ehemalige 8 x 8 Block ausgewertet auch die abgedeckten Bereiche, so dass unten am ehemaligen weißen Absatz wieder ein schwacher sichtbarer weißer Streifen entsteht.
In Anbetracht dieser Umstände und des extrem guten Photoshop-JPEG-Exportfilters und ziemlich niedriger Kompression habe ich mich für die „Verlust“variante entschieden, wo diese ganzen Probleme nicht auftreten. Nebenbei werden sogar die runter gerechneten Vorschaubilder besser, weil meine Photoshopvariante keine Farbunterabtastung mehr verwendet und so in den Thumbsnails das Rot nicht mehr so gnadenlos verwischt. Und die doppelte Größe sollte ja nun kein Problem sein, resultiert sie doch auch aus dem Bestreben den Generationenverlust zu minimieren.
Schön, dass jmd. mal auch auf sowas achtet, allerdings habe ich schon so viele „sachkundige“ Verhackstückelungen von JPEGs gesehen, wo mir die Augen getränt haben, was aber in der Regel niemanden auffällt oder interessiert. Natürlich kann ich das auch verlustfrei unter den oben beschriebenen Einschränkungen machen, allerdings wird das Ergebnis in der Summe schlechter sein als jetzt. Viele Grüße --Ras67 (talk) 15:45, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

Hallo Ras67! Danke für die sehr ausführliche und sehr detaillierte Erklärung. Man lernt nie aus ;-) . --ALE! ¿…? 07:12, 17 August 2011 (UTC)

File:Sanusha Old.jpg[edit]

Hi. I would like to know why you added no source tag on File:Sanusha Old.jpg when the uploader has clearly stated the source. --Sreejith K (talk) 12:49, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

Because the are thousnds of people who put images as their own work on Commons without a proof. In this case it might well be true but I would prefer an OTRS release. --ALE! ¿…? 08:33, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

File:Sant Miquel de Prats.jpg[edit]

Hallo, auch wenn du den lossless jpegcrop vergöttlichst  ;-) , diese Datei hatte zusätzlich auch ein Wasserzeichen, weshalb sie sowieso hätte neu codiert werden müssen. Grüße --McZusatz (talk) 10:40, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Danke für den Hinweis. Das war mir nicht aufgefallen. --ALE! ¿…? 10:53, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Bitte um Mithilfe[edit]

Wie ich sehe arbeitest du auch an Urherberrechtsthemen, bräuchte da etwas Hilfe: Erstelle gerade Vorlagen der Sorte Template:PD-Burkina Faso (der Hintergrund dieser sache ist die Frage ob das Staatswappen auf Commons bleiben kann oder gelöscht werden muss, daher braucht es (langfristig) eine solche Vorlage für jedes Land). Laut [8] hat Äqutorialguinea einfach das spanische Urheberrecht von 1879 übernommen. Dieses findet sich natürlich leicht im Netz [9]. Kannst damit eine solche Vorlage erstellen? (ich kann ja kein Spanisch)--Antemister (talk) 14:35, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Wenn ich die nächsten Tage mal Zeit habe, schau ich mir die Sache mal an. --ALE! ¿…? 14:48, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
Hast du dir das mal angeschaut?--Antemister (talk) 12:17, 23 September 2011 (UTC)
Ich habe leider keien Zeit gehabt. ich hoffe ich denke diese Tag mal daran. --ALE! ¿…? 12:22, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Bruxelles Central.JPG ‎ >>> Category:Undelete in 2018[edit]

When an image will become available in the future, you can add one of this series of Cats to the DR -- not the image -- and it will be done on January first of the applicable year. I've done it for this one.      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 13:59, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

Thank you! I did NOT know this. --ALE! ¿…? 14:33, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

File tagging File:Aleksi I and Stalin.jpg[edit]

  • Changed the link to the free file [10] You can remove the warning Matti (talk) 14:33, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Hola sobre File:2010terranova2.jpg[edit]

Hola ALE, no se si sabes español, pero puedes traducirlo. El problema radica en que no encontré la licencia adecuada para la imagen, ya que no se encuentra hospedada en la Wikipedia en Español. Intenté buscar una licencia como la que tiene la imagen hospedada en la Wikipedia en Inglés, pero no está Aqui la imágen en Wiki Inglés

Si pudiera encontrar una licencia adecuada estaría bien. Necesito ayuda. Gracias. Saludos desde Chile --Cesar Jared (talk) 13:15, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Lo lamento, pero no hay una licencia adecuada porque no existe el fair use en Commons. --ALE! ¿…? 14:07, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments 2011 has finished[edit]

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Your unwarranted tagging[edit]

You have been tagging a lot of Italian stuff for no source, even when uploader gave a source. That does not make sense. And when those tags are to stuff that is 500 years old like File:Pal col 1400.jpg, it only makes Commons look more ridiculous than it already is. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 10:50, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

PS: I now see that you even blocked the uploader. That does not make any sense att all! Who else can give the source in the form that you understand? Please unblock ASAP. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 10:50, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

You might call it ridiculous. I call it tagging without care. How should we check whether the work is still copyrighted if the source is not precisely given? Just quoting a book (edited in 2000) does not help at all. Furthermore, the uploader has been blocked due to his long history of uploading copyvios (see his talk page!). He has been informed several times that his tagging of other people's work is not sufficient. I I do not think that unblocking makes much of a change as also as an IP he or she can provide the info. --ALE! ¿…? 12:45, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

And then you would permban him for evading your block? Well then, see Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/Blocks and protections#Please unblock Gino il Pio. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 17:36, 27 October 2011 (UTC)
Please do not get personal when the discussion does not go your way. --ALE! ¿…? 08:50, 31 October 2011 (UTC)


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File:IMG 6001 Brussel-Centraal.JPG[edit]

Could you add the name of the architect, as you provided an undeletion date, which means, you should know his name. --Túrelio (talk) 22:26, 11 November 2011 (UTC)

Victor Horta, who died in 1947. --ALE! ¿…? 20:21, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Pato Donald[edit]

Estimado ALE!, la imagen que subí del Pato Donald es una escena de la película Spirit' of 43 la cual fue hecha por Disney para el gobierno de los Estados Unidos y según la misma Wikipedia está en dominio público, al igual que las demás escenas que, tomadas de la misma cinta, son presentadas en otros artículos. Por tu comprensión, gracias y saludos. P.D.: espero que entiendas español.--Inri (talk) 16:39, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

file permission Orchidee3[edit]

Hi ALE!,

concerning the copyright permission I have send Email conversion with Implen to I used the wikipedia standard text for copyright. Is this sufficient?

Thanks for your help Orchidee3

I suppose yes. But this is being dealt with by the OTRS team. Regards --ALE! ¿…? 10:14, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Pieter Kuiper edit restrictions[edit]

As you were involved in the original discussion at Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard/User_problems/Archive_23#Pieter_Kuiper_.28yes_again.2C_what_a_surprise.29, I'm notifying you of the current discussion of the edit restriction Pieter Kuiper agreed to. See Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard/User_problems#Clarify_edit_restriction. Rd232 (talk) 23:05, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Trade mark or copyright[edit]

Dear ALE:

Why can't I change the license tag if I consider it is wrong? ... For example, about this edit you reverted: > File:Logo_gabinete_argentina.gif .... I wonder how you supported this can be "own work" by the uploader when it was obviously taken from here ?
Law 22362 clearly specifies that no one can attribute the copyright of a national or provincial symbol (like user Legui does in File:Bandera_de_la_marina_argentina_de_1818.PNG, and you agreed that was tagged as "own work" (?). That's the reason what I changed the tag. The coat of arms is PD, but not an own work by him.
Another edit you reverted: File:Prefectura naval argentina.png, where the uploader says: "I, the copyright holder of this work...". I didn't know that a single person can be the "copyright holder" of a symbol of Argentine army. There are many pages where this image can be taken, like this: [11]. This license is obviously wrong so there is no original authorship, but you supported this again.
I'm strongly convinced that Law 22362 DOES apply in all those cases, because the clause cited clearly refers to what can be copyrighted or not. Otherwise, anyone may upload a flag or coat of arms and tag it as "own work" (even when the work is a jpg taken from the web as I explained above). Do you support this class of "license" ? Pretty rare, coming from an administrator. I only tried to be collaborative according to the rules of Commons and I acted following my convinctions. But your position is, believe me, hard to understand.
Regards, Fma12 (talk) 16:57, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Dear Fma12,
sorry to contradict you, but you mix up copyright law and trademark law.
The law you are citing, Law 22362, is a trademark law. Trademark laws are something totally different from copyright laws, because e.g. copyright law might apply but trademark law not and vice versa.
Commons bases its decision ONLY on copyright law.
Regards --ALE! ¿…? 21:49, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

About description of photo[edit]

Hello, i would like to as you some questions. Can anybody else change description of my photos? Check this please im the author of picture, but the user delete his identity as he wants. If i dont have rights to add description on my own photo, why should i add photos to Wikimedia? i will be waiting for your answer. Thx --Gomada (talk) 10:29, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Anybody can make changes to the description pages. However, if you feel that you face acts of vandalism, then please refer this issue to Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/Vandalism. Thank you! --ALE! ¿…? 10:33, 14 May 2012 (UTC)
Ok, thank you.--Gomada (talk) 10:48, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Lizenzen von Wappen[edit]

Hallo ALE!, du hast mir auf mein Board geschrieben wegen der Wappen von Studentenverbindungen. Da ich gerade dabei bin die Liste unseres Dachverbandes (Cartellverband ) zu aktualisieren, bekomme ich auch Wappen von vielen anderen Bünden zugeschickt, mit der Bitte diese auf der Seite einzubinden. Wenn du jetzt sagst, ich bräuchte für jedes Wappen eine OTRS-Freigabe, sitz ich ja noch in einem Jahr hier und hab nicht alles beinand. Gibt es da keinen einfacheren Weg? Gibt es Unterschiede zwischen Commons und Wikipedia bei den Lizenzen? Wäre sehr nett, wenn du mir da weiterhelfen könntest. VlG --K4210 (talk) 07:18, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

Ich versuch mal auf all Deine Fragen zu antworten:
  • Neine, es gibt keinen großen Unterschied bei den Lizenzen zwischen Commons und Wikipedia. Zumindest keine, die für die Studentenwappen von Relevanz wären.
  • Eine OTRS-Freigabe brauchst Du nur bei Wappen, die noch dem Urheberrechtsschutz unterliegen. Das heißt der Autor (Maler, Zeichner) des Wappens ist nicht vor mindestens 70 Jahre verstorben. Da besteht bei einigen Verbindungen eine gute Möglichkeit. Sollte auch nach ausgiebiger Rechereche der Autor des Wappens nicht ermittelbar sein, so gibt es eine Kulannzregelung: Wenn ein Wappen mindestens 100 Jahre alt sit, kann man es trotzdem hochladen.
  • Die Lizenzen sind übrigens komplett frei. D.h. jeder kann mit dem Wappen machen was er will. Das schließt auch eine Nutzung für Zwecke ein, die nicht immer jedem Bund recht ist.
Ich hoffe, ich konnte alle Fragen beantworten.
--ALE! ¿…? 10:00, 19 July 2012 (UTC)
Ok, von meinem Bund weiß ich, dass das Wappen von 1952 ist. Der betreffende Bundesbruder ist aber schon gestorben. Muss ich jetzt bei seinen Nachfahren eine Genehmigung einholen? Beim CV wäre das bei circa der Hälfte der Verbindungen der Fall, denk ich... Na da hab ich ja über den Sommer so einiges zu tun, wenn ich von jedem Wappen eine OTRS-Freigabe brauche :D Hilfe!
Was würdest du in meinem Fall machen? (Außer es sein lassen? :D ) Einfach einen Bund nach dem andern anschreiben und nachhaken, oder? Mehr bleibt mir wohl nicht übrig.
Eine Frage noch. Was mach ich, wenn niemand mehr den Grafiker weiß, das Bild aber noch keine 100 Jahre alt ist? :/
LG --K4210 (talk) 17:21, 19 July 2012 (UTC)
Es bleibt Dir nicht viel mehr, als bei jedem Bund nachzufragen. (Das köntest Du aber auch über die Verbandszeitschrift machen, oder?)
Wenn der Grafiker schon tot ist, dann musst Du die Erben fragen.
Bezüglich der letzten Frage, weiß ich auch keine abschließenden Antwort. Ich denke, es kommt darauf an. Diese Fragen kannst Du dann am besten auf Commons:Village pump/Copyright stellen. --ALE! ¿…? 08:51, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

Also die Jungs meinten, Studentenwappen haben auch keine Schöpfungshöhe: --K4210 (talk) 11:14, 24 July 2012 (UTC)


I need help, I have permission from a page to use the photographs, I have the permission via email, but not as upload it to Wikimedia, would appreciate if you help me, thanks. JoséContreras12 09:28, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, I personally can not help you with this issue.
Please send the permission to Commons:OTRS. Read there for instructions.
--ALE! ¿…? 12:25, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Help: no-FoP Italy[edit]

Hi. When you have a moment, could you do me a favor. I decided to occupy my time to list the no-FoP files in Italy. It has been a long and difficult work that needs to be reviewed by administrators. Please, could you check if everything is correct on User:Raoli/Deletion requests/FoP Italy? Thanks! Raoli ✉ (talk) 18:35, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

I really do not have the time to go through everything now. BUT I would porpose to handle things differently, as there seems to be an exception for state-ownd buildings, right? First, make a general deletion request stating that there is no FoP in Italy and that these files have to be deleted. Put some examples in the request (not more than 10, but from different categories, like buildings, sculptures, etc.). Link in the request to your listing. Second, if the request for deletion is successful, Administrators will delete the files without further case to case discussion. This is why including all files is not efficient. It just makes the discussion longer. --ALE! ¿…? 08:43, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. In the Italian copyright the government buildings have no exception (they are in copyright). The only exception is for the buildings that are in the public domain. These buildings are protected and handled by a specific administration called "Sovrintedenza." i make the request in Commons:Administrators' noticeboard‎. I'll put the examples as soon as possible and I'm going to link request with list. A little while ago I spoke with my lawyer about Copyright in Italy and I'm trying to understand better. Raoli ✉ (talk) 12:15, 3 December 2012 (UTC)

User:Andreu 35[edit]

Hallo Ale, ich wende mich an dich, weil du wohl auch ganz gut Spanisch kannst. User:Andreu 35 lädt fleißig Bilder hoch (contributions) mit denen in der Spanischen WP der Artikel es:História y orígen de la paloma tippler bebildert wird. Diese Bilder stammen alle aus einer PDF-Datei, die Andreu schon einmal hoch geladen hatte (File:Historia de la paloma tippler.pdf) und dann von User:Lymantria wegen unzureichender Lizenzierung gelöscht wurde. Diese Datei wurde unter File:Historia de la paloma Tippler.pdf neu hoch geladen. Wenn ich den Lizenzvermerk richtig entschlüssele steht da "aus dem Internet". In der PDF selbst kann ich keinen Lizenzvermerk entdecken. Leider wird auch der Autor der Broschüre, Gonzalo Suárez Rodríguez, nicht richtig angegeben. Diese wird stattdessen als eigenes Werk bezeichnet. Auch die anderen hochgeladenen Bilder scheinen aus dieser Broschüre zu stammen, könnten sich zum Teil aber schon in der PD befinden (ich bin des Spanischen leider nicht mächtig, um das anhand von Bildunterschriften und Quellangaben in der Broschüre beurteilen zu können).

Könntest du dich um Andreu 35 kümmern oder ihn an einen anderen Spanisch sprechenden User verweisen, der ihn hier ein wenig einführt und begleiten kann? vielleicht auch in der Spanischen WP? Es täte mir Leid ihm alles einfach so unter dem Hintern weglöschen zu müssen. Manche sollen ja auch die Funktion einer Talk-page nicht verstehen können und müssen über Mail angesprochen werden, um antworten zu können. Danke --PigeonIP (talk) 13:52, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

Hallo Ale, Andreu scheint "erfolgreich" aus dem Projekt ausgeschieden zu sein. Jedenfalls sind seine Beiträge im entsprechenden WP-Projekt gelöscht worden. Soweit für mich ersichtlich hat er auch dir nicht geantwortet. Löschantrag stellen? copyvio? welches Vorgehen würdest du empfehlen? --PigeonIP (talk) 15:26, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
Was bleiben kann in Ruhe lassen. Eindeutige Copyvios als {{speedy}} und andere als Löschantrag markieren. Die Admins kümmern sich dann darum. ;-) --ALE! ¿…? 07:19, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
Keine Ahnung, was eindeutige und uneindeutige Copyvios sind. Ich war dann so frei und habe Commons:Deletion requests/Files of User:Andreu 35 erstellt und dabei historische von aktuellen Fotos und Illustrationen getrennt und auf Dubletten auf en hingewiesen. Die Dubletten der PDF sind als solche gekennzeichnet und dürften daher schneller verschwinden. Dann kümmerts ihr Admins euch mal, mein Werk ist getan ;o). --PigeonIP (talk) 13:27, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Picture of the Year voting round 1 open[edit]

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Is it correct now?[edit]

I have tried to correct the mistake. Hope its correct now. Please check the picture. If it is still insufficient please help me to correct. I have to add the information in others images too. I have published the images converting the PDF into jpeg which are published with CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 licence. -Krish Dulal (talk) 02:04, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

NC-ND licenses are not ok on Commons: See: Commons:Licensing Furthermore, we would need some proof that the books are really in the public domain. --ALE! ¿…? 08:58, 18 February 2013 (UTC)
  • You can check the link now i have provided in the link in the same picture. -Krish Dulal (talk) 09:26, 18 February 2013 (UTC)


I have just spent the last hour creating this file and tidying it up. Which part do you suspect of being a copyright violation? Paul venter (talk) 14:18, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

The map itself. Where is it from? --ALE! ¿…? 16:07, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
It is a representation of provincial boundaries defined by the Government of South Africa and is not subject to copyright. I find your speedy deletion of this file without any discussion or good reason to be precipitate. Paul venter (talk) 05:15, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
I make a deletion request out of it, so this can be further discussed. --ALE! ¿…? 07:38, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
Ok, somebody else has already deleted this file. So, if you want this further discussed you have to make an undeletion request. --ALE! ¿…? 07:40, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Bundesarchiv-Bilder croppen[edit]

Warum willst du die Photodokumente vom Bundesarchiv croppen und den unteren Rahmen wegschneiden (zB hier: File:Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1987-0922-500, Wien, Heldenplatz, Rede Adolf Hitler.jpg). Ist das irgendwie akkordiert? Sollten diese Bilder nicht möglichst original und unverändert auf Commons bleiben? --El bes (talk) 19:42, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Die Bilder sind unter einen freien Lizenz und die Textelemente können entfernt werden. Das Thema ist hier übrigens schon ausdiskutiert. --ALE! ¿…? 09:23, 19 April 2013 (UTC)
Wo kann ich diese Diskussion finden? --El bes (talk) 14:44, 19 April 2013 (UTC)
Suchen hilft ;-). Diskussionen zum Beispiel hier:
Grüße! --ALE! ¿…? 07:02, 22 April 2013 (UTC)
Das ungefähr war auch mein Wissensstand und so eindeutig ist das ganze nicht. Das Bundesarchiv hat unter anderem auch deshalb die Zusammenarbeit eingestellt, weil es zu massiven Lizenzmissbrauch außerhalb der Wikipedia gekommen ist (zB wurden Fotos von Dritten als eigene Weltkriegsmemorabila ausgegeben und im Internet verkauft). Mit dem Croppen machen wir es solchen Leuten noch leichter, da nehmen wir ihnen noch einen Arbeitsschritt ab. Ich finde die Balken eigentlich sogar gut, das verleiht den Bildern so einen offiziellen Charakter. Rein lizenzrechtlich kannst du es natürlich wegschneiden, wenn du willst. Aber ich frag mich, wozu das gut sein soll. --El bes (talk) 11:42, 24 April 2013 (UTC)
@Wozu: Bilder auf Commons sollen kein "Watermark", also keinen Wasserzeichen-Text enthalten. Dies ist hier gängige Politik. Außerdem sind die Balken auf der Wikipedia in normaler Größe sowieso nicht lesbar. Und wer sich für die Beschreibung des Bildes interessiert und auf das Bild klickt, bekommt alle Hinweise der Welt, dass es sich um ein Bild des Bundesarchivs handelt. --ALE! ¿…? 07:46, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

Editor @[edit]

Hello. I would like to inform you that I have granted you editor flag at the Arabic Wikipedia, all your edits there will be automatically marked as patrolled. Best regards.--Avocato (talk) 13:52, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Before the entry of the Chinese New Year, I bestow upon thee this Star of Hope. Cheers. Ramon FVelasquez (talk) 01:56, 20 January 2014 (UTC)


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De-adminship warning[edit]

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Thank you, odder (talk) 20:35, 13 February 2014 (UTC)


Hi, I noticed you have set up User:MiszaBot to archive your talk page. Unfortunately, the bot has stopped working, and given how its operator is inactive, it is unclear when/if this will fixed. For the time being, I have volunteered to operate a MiszaBot clone (running the exact same code). With that said, your input would be appreciated at Commons:Bots/Requests/ArchiveBot 1. Regards, FASTILY 07:35, 20 April 2014 (UTC)