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Nuvola images[edit]

Hi Alphax. It appears that Image:Nuvola 64 apps x.png, Image:Nuvola 64 apps xapp.png, and Image:Nuvola 64 apps xconfig.png, which you uploaded, are all the same. Any preference on which title to keep? dbenbenn | talk 23:26, 5 September 2005 (UTC)

Also, instead of uploading the 64px versions, could you upload the 128px ones? The Commons generally wants the largest possible images. See Image:Nuvola 64 apps kcontrol.png, which I tagged as redundant. dbenbenn | talk 01:10, 6 September 2005 (UTC)
Eh, I hadn't thought about it much... I originally went by a suggestion that en:User:ClockworkSoul made on w:en:, but yes, I can upload the 128 versions. If possible, I guess we can omit the image sizes from the filenames too. Alphax 14:41, 6 September 2005 (UTC)
OK, I'm uploading the 128 versions using Wikimedia Commonplace - Feel free to go and delete the 64x64 versions after I'm done, and then we can worry about duplicates :-) Thanks, Alphax 17:05, 8 September 2005 (UTC)
Great! I'd like to find out more about Nuvola this weekend. In particular, does the author have vector files for the icons? (Eventually we'll be able to upload resolution-independent SVG files.)
About the duplicates: perhaps it makes sense to keep them, with a note like "See also Foo and Bar, which are the same image but separate files in Nuvola." dbenbenn | talk 19:52, 8 September 2005 (UTC)
Well, I just checked - SVG versions are not available (well, the WMF might be able to buy them or something, since they are LGPL)... if image redirects work, that would also be an acceptable solution, with the most obvious (ie descriptive) name retaining the actual image. Alphax 23:55, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

Ok, the 128 versions of the apps set are uploaded... unfortunately, the 64 versions of quite a few are in use on fr:Accueil (and elsewhere). Time to start notifying and removing. Alphax 04:15, 16 September 2005 (UTC)


You are now an admin on Commons. Congratulations! villy 20:33, 15 September 2005 (UTC)

Yay... now if only I could find the check usage tool... Alphax 03:45, 16 September 2005 (UTC)
Oh, found it 16px Alphax 10:08, 17 September 2005 (UTC)

it:Immagine:Nuvola 64 apps Filetypes2 miscellaneous.png[edit]

hi, this image derived from Image:Nuvola apps filetypes.png but it is modified in order to make it red and render a good contrast with the background color in the main page...this version is not in fact present on commons. User:Rosco 12:06, 7 October 2005 (UTC) Sorry, I'm not logged ^__^

Re: Template:Redundant[edit]

Why did you remove the translations from this template? Alphax (sysop) 11:33, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

The template should not be 10 pages long because of translations. There can be a diffent Category for Category:Redundant in differnt languages. But what are you trying to do with the template? --Paddy 13:31, 10 October 2005 (UTC)
Well, {{deleted duplicate}} is, it helps people on non-English speaking projects know not to use images which are about to be deleted. Alphax (sysop) 01:01, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

Nuvola on fr[edit]

Hi! Is there a way to get the list of the :fr pages that contain the 64px Nuvola icons ? It would be really useful if Commons added some system to track down inclusions among all wikis. Dake 12:01, 15 October 2005 (UTC)

by the way, as you are admin, maybe you can fix an issue with the french translation on Commons. On - one can read "source filename", "destination filename", "summary", "licensing", while the rest of the page is in french. Could it be possible to fix that ? The correct version would be : "nom du fichier à envoyer", "nom d'enregistrement du fichier", "résumé", "licence". Thanks if you can help. Dake 12:18, 15 October 2005 (UTC)

I launched my bot on :fr and I guess I removed most if not all links to the 64px versions. Dake 17:41, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

Nuvola icons in SVG[edit]

Guess what: the Nuvola icons are now available in SVG! Compare 128px|SVG version128px|PNG version. They're in the GNOME Themes Extras package, available from [1]. User:dbenbenn 16:11, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

Image:Nuvola apps cookie.png[edit]

Hi Alphax, I just noticed this image. I couldn't find a notice anywhere on the website that said it was GPL (in fact, the only notice I could find was a copyright statement at the bottom - "all rights reserved"). Just wondering if you could clear that up, and either delete the image (as you're an admin :)) or make clearer its claim to a free license. cheers, pfctdayelise 15:09, 1 January 2006 (UTC)


WikiThanks.png Thank you for supporting my adminship request! --grmwnr 18:58, 12 February 2006 (UTC)

Image:Nuvola apps opera.png[edit]

Image deletion warning Image:Nuvola apps opera.png 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 image, 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, such as a copyright issue. If the file is up for deletion because it has been superseded by a superior derivative of your work, consider the notion that although the file may be deleted, your hard work (which we all greatly appreciate) lives on in the new file.
In all cases, please do not take the deletion request personally. It is never intended as such. Thank you!

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Commons-l subscription[edit]

Hello Alphax/Archive01,

as per Commons talk:Administrators, I am asking all admins to subscribe to commons-l, a mailing list for Wikimedia Commons policy and project discussion. Since many admins are only on Commons infrequently, this is a good way to alert people about important happenings. The mailing list is nominally multilingual, but predominantly English.

If you are already subscribed to commons-l, I apologize for bothering you, and you are free to ignore this message. If you don't want to use your regular e-mail account, feel free to leave me a message, and I can send you a GMail invite. Traffic on the mailing list is relatively low, and we do not expect admins to read all messages to the list, but it would be nice if you could check on it at least every few weeks. Thanks for your time,--Eloquence 22:57, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

Image: Lazarus 0.9.7[edit]

Hello. Recently you removed this image with the following motive: (copyvio screenshot - contains parts of Windows XP)

What does that mean? So what that it contains parts of Windows XP? It doesn´t even include the logo of Windows or Microsoft, it´s just a screenshot with it on the background. Why is that a copyright problem? Even at the worse possible situation it would still at lease be Fair Use?

-- 03:05, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

It contained parts of the copyrighted Windows GUI; "fair use" is not grounds for allowing copyright infringement on Wikimedia Commons. Alphax (talk) 15:51, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Welcome to WikiProject Nuvola 2.0+![edit]

It's good to know that I won't be running the project all by myself. In what ways do you plan to contribute? Will you be drawing new icons, improving the existing icons and/or recruiting more members?

Over the next few days, I intend to create more flags, as well as axonometric versions of the two pieces of furniture I've created. However, I think that will be about all the seed posting I can do.

I can, however, continue to coordinate the project and possibly fine-tune new icons. If we get more members and a steady stream of activity, I would be willing to set up a small newsletter to showcase new icons as they come in. Seahen 04:01, 17 July 2006 (UTC)


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Erin (talk) 04:24, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Admin news[edit]


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cheers, pfctdayelise (translate?) 05:33, 7 September 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for your surprising message.

Lachaume 17:20, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Admin news[edit]


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...for bureaucrat[edit]

Thanks by your support. I hope my contribution be useful for Commons users. Greetings. --Lmbuga gl, pt, es: contacta comigo 23:54, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for supporting my bureaucratship. I have passed with 14 supports to 0 oppositions.--Jusjih 04:00, 25 September 2006 (UTC)


Hoi! You're now a CheckUser. Please read through the CheckUser policy, and subscribe to the checkuser-l mailing list. Thanks, Jon Harald Søby 16:02, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

Glad to see this has been granted. ++Lar: t/c 04:02, 29 September 2006 (UTC)

Well done, use it wisely.
The cartoon is cool, but it needs colour! pfctdayelise (说什么?) 12:36, 30 September 2006 (UTC)

ISO dates[edit]

Hi! I have nothing against ISO dates, but it breaks the "log" link in {{delete}}, for example in this image: Image:Castulo_Villasenior_Luquin_1950.JPG. -Samulili 08:32, 2 October 2006 (UTC)


Hi. Could you please change it back so it doesn't show the warning if the template hasn't been "substed"? My moments of stupidity are temporary lapses I need to work with, and the current way creates more confusion on those pages it is not substed than their intended benefits.

Thank you.

Fred Chess 12:23, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

Thank you for your comments in Lar's recent RfA![edit]

Dear Alphax: I would like to thank you for your support in my recent RfA which passed 20 to 1. I really appreciate the trust you've placed in me. Please help me be a better admin by giving me feedback when you think I need it, and praise when you think I've earned it. Alphax, it seems like I see you wherever I turn, your perserverance is an inspiration. Just don't stab ne, eh? Or I'll sic Shanel on you. ++Lar: t/c 03:48, 12 October 2006 (UTC)
I chose LEGO to illustrate my thank you messagess, because LEGO is a system that we build things with. Commons holds the building blocks that other wikis use to make great things. Without Commons images and media, other wikis would be much poorer. Let's help build the greatest freely available intellectual collection the world has ever known... together.

Re: Moving stuff[edit]

Due to the nature of the log-files, I think it will be easier to migrate them over in one mass swathe. I've manually moved a large number of them though theres still a lot to go ;)--Nilfanion 23:59, 14 October 2006 (UTC)

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif Tireless Contributor Barnstar
I give you this award for your services to officially-sanctioned page moving.--Nilfanion 10:26, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Office protection?[edit]

I see you have placed Office protection on articles. Should w:WP:OFFICE be updated? (That says that User:Danny is the person currently authorized to put in this form of temporary protection.) --InfantGorilla 01:58, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

See User_talk:Nilfanion#Office_protection.3F --InfantGorilla 02:06, 17 October 2006 (UTC)[edit]

Hi, please can you unblock - I have some images I wish to upload, unfortunately I can't even upload due to the block.

3 months is a long time to block for... please unblock.

(P.S. I'm here to upload only, I'm not a vandal!) --SunStar Net 15:41, 22 October 2006 (UTC)[edit]

Alphax, I'm not claiming to be that IP; all I'm saying is that it has been used by other people (it is a dynamic IP, long-term, not a static!). Can you block the IP so that I can still edit while logged-in?? --SunStar Net 20:50, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

(p.s. I would be willing to help the commons project!)

More images to delete...[edit]

I noticed that you deleted Image:Academia XII, 1972.jpg, presumably per its RfD. Could you also delete all the other images listed there? They all have been tagged {{delete}} for a long time, and are also copyrighted, as shown in the delection request. Opening separate RfDs for each of these is just too much red tape, I think. Thanks. Lupo 14:35, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

User talk:Cool Cat/Sandbox[edit]

Hey mind looking into this? I am trying to fix the problem with license tags but I need a java guru (you). --Cat out 22:30, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

possibly an overreaction[edit]

Do you think that the child who comes running to tattle-tale first, must be in the right? I find it odd that on an admin board, where users come to admins for help, you give them advice as if they were also admins and have the power to do the things you suggest. Is this how to solve user conflicts? (Even from the description given, it's clearly not vandalism.) We are appointed to apply the rules unbendingly (--the notion that anything could be run in any manner different to the English Wikipedia is clearly outrageous) and declare who's right and who's bad? Bang the gavel, Judge! Lay down the law! Etc. Now we've dusted our hands of that (at least until it brews into a bigger battle, badwill & edit wars back with a vengeance), which other of the world's problems can we solve in twenty seconds?

Or perhaps we could try to deflate the tension, ignore the hyperbole, find a mutually acceptable solution and end the day with all parties happy enough to keep making useful contributions to the Commons? Mm, I dunno. --pfctdayelise (说什么?) 17:03, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

User talk:SunStar Net[edit]

Can you please get a bureaucrat to change the impostor SunStar Net's name to something else - that is a fake one, he's certainly not wikibooks:User:SunStar Net. --SunStone 22:58, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Note this user is an impostor; he is not the real SunStar Net! --SunStone 23:01, 8 November 2006 (UTC)

Checkuser request[edit]

PLease see: en:Wikipedia:Requests for checkuser/Case/Karl Meier. --Cat out 16:32, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

Ernest Borgnine pics[edit]

Hi, can you tell me what proof you had that these were not PD as all photos that have been on the Navy gallery had assumed to be PD and have been uploaded by a lot of people ( Image:Ernest Borgnine Navy.jpg, Image:Ernest Borgnine Navy 2.jpg ). If it turns out that some are PD and some are not the whole category will have to be gone through (how we would determine which were PD and which were not I don't know). Thanks Arniep 18:51, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the clarification- I have to say I thought they looked a bit more pro than the other Navy pics. Arniep 21:56, 17 November 2006 (UTC)


Would you please review this thing's copyright? I think it may be no good. Crzrussian 03:00, 21 November 2006 (UTC)


Hi Alphax, related to our discussion at chat a few minutes ago, I have tested again. It's not a bug of the new autosummary feature, the project language is always used... See the above link with the rollback summary, done with user language = de. --Raymond Disc. 09:48, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

Image:Learning Arabic calligraphy.jpg[edit]

Hi! I found you checked that Flickr image, but at the Flickr page it appears as "All rights reserved". How is that compatible with the CC-BY-2.0 license it has here? Regards. --Dodo 11:04, 26 November 2006 (UTC)

Ok, thanks. So it was a pretty fast license change. It seems we need a {{Flickr-change-of-license}} there. Would you mind to add it? Regards. --Dodo 11:58, 26 November 2006 (UTC)
Yes indeed! --Dodo 12:06, 26 November 2006 (UTC)


When you're reviewing a free image found in flickr, please write a messege to the Flickr user, saying:

Thanks for licensing this lovely picture as CC-BY. Your choice of a free license has allowed us to use your image in Wikimedia Commons - (add link here)

or something like that, to make sure that the Flickr user is pleased that his/her image can be found here (it's better to sign up, so you can get replies too - it's nice to read that the user is fluttered). When you add the {{Flickrreview}} tag, remove the {{User:FlickreviewR/reviewed-error}} tag if you see it, so the image will no longer appear in Category:Flickr images needing human review.

Best regards, Yuval YChat • 22:57, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

cookie JS change[edit]

I'm JS clueless, so ignore me if you know better... Did you test your change? I tested it pretty extensively and it certainly didn't replace my commons cookies. It would appear that assignment to cookie is special cased and works as intended. ... Seemed kinda non-intuitive but that's what the examples I found in the Internet did. Obviously we should do whatever is most compatible. :) --Gmaxwell 13:20, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

I just tested your change on myself in firefox, and it does not work. --Gmaxwell 13:25, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
Gargh, I really should check before I play with things I've not actually used... checked on devmo:DOM:document, and:
Returns a semicolon-separated list of the cookies for that document or sets a single cookie.
My fault. I assume you're watching this... Alphax (talk) 15:33, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

"sanity check"[edit]

Hi Alphax. Thank you for nominating me--looks like it will succeed. I wanted to ask: what's a "sanity check"? --Fang Aili 14:47, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

Gotcha. I ran a few checks on HQCentral's uploads, but I couldn't find sources for some of them. --Fang Aili 15:20, 12 December 2006 (UTC)


Why? I found nothing against it (only an unanswered question at Template talk:Flickr), and at Category:Flickr we can read that "To place an image in this category, add the tag {{flickr}} to the bottom of the image's description page. If you are not sure which category an image belongs to, see Commons:Copyright tags. Please consider placing your image in a new or existing subcategory if this category is too large."

Which tag should be used by the Flickr images not uploaded by FlickrLickr (the vast majority, by the way)? Which category should they be into? Thanks. Regards. --Dodo 09:16, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

That's a job I could do: change the template and check that every image from Commons only have the "reviewer" field filled if the uploader is FlickrLickr. What do you think about that? Regards. --Dodo 09:35, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
OK. I'll begin in a few days (currently I'm a bit overstressed... :-|). I'll notify you then. Regards. --Dodo 19:15, 12 December 2006 (UTC)



Can you please confirm that you are w:en:User:SunStar Net by editing your userpage their to give a link back to here? Alphax (talk) 09:45, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

I have made the change at w:en:SunStar Net and can confirm the one on here is an impostor: please can you change the name of the impostor and this one to SunStar Net to match my Wikipedia login. Thanks, --SunStone 18:49, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

User:SunStar Net and User:SunStone[edit]

Please can you ask a bureaucrat to rename this account: it is an impostor of en:User:SunStar Net, which is my account. --SunStone 21:47, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

I've confirmed that SunStar Net (talk · contribs) is an impostor (they're already blocked as a vandal's sockpuppet), and that SunStone is w:en:User:SunStar Net. What do you think about renaming and transferring the block? Alphax (talk) 01:31, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
I have renamed User:SunStar Net to User:SunStar Net (imposter) and renamed User:SunStone to User:SunStar Net Cary "Bastiqe" Bass demandez 16:04, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Primetime landmine[edit]

Thanx for all the help and block blocks in dealing with HQCentral AKA Primetime and his infamous plagiarisms. 21:06, 14 December 2006 (UTC)


Why did you delete the following images?

  1. Image:Littlegirltattooartist.jpg (um, no)
  2. Image:Tattoobylittlegirl.jpg (um, no)
  3. Image:9yearoldgirl.jpg (um, no)
  4. Image:12yearoldgirl.JPG (here we go again)

I mean: I thought they were a little bit weird when I saw them, but I cannot understand what do you talk about when you give those reasons in the deletions... Could you please explain? (Just for fun and curiosity, nothing more.) Thanks. Regards. --Dodo 20:11, 14 December 2006 (UTC) PS: I found this. Please take a look.

I'm not Alphax, but I can tell you why I probably would have deleted them. (1) They aren't clearly useful, commons is for useful images. (2) We have had many problems with strange people uploading pictures of other peoples children in a rather creepy matter, which is just tasteless... it seems to be becoming a favorite way to troll on commons. (3) We have no clear idea that the parents of some of these minors consent to the usage of the pictures. This is legally ugly in some jurisdictions. Also, the rights holder for 12yearoldgirl on the page you linked is identifyed as "<(name removed per request)" which does not at all appear to match the uploader's claim. Alone none of these factors would cause me to delete the images, but together they form a reasonable justification in my view. --Gmaxwell 03:55, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

converting to UTF8[edit]

It looks like you have some fast way to reconvert mangled diacritics. What do you do? pfctdayelise (说什么?) 04:46, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Re: Admin?[edit]

Thank you for your kind offer! But I feel like I am still figuring out what Commons is all about, not to mention wrapping my head around copyright stuff. And I only have about 100 edits. Or is that enough for adminship here? --Fang Aili 04:03, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. :) I just tagged a copyvio. Woo! ;) --Fang Aili 04:32, 15 November 2006 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll try that! Btw, could you take a look at this: [2]? Do you know of any simple-language guides to command line programs, especially this one? (I'm off to bed.. more tomorrow.) --Fang Aili 04:46, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Re: monobook tools-- holy CRAP that's fast! That does make things way easier, but I have to be careful where I click! --Fang Aili 14:55, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

I think I have a handle on things now, and I could certainly help with deletions. Would you nominate me? I have over 200 edits, have been an admin on en:wp since April 2006, have loads of edits/deletes there, have read through the policy pages here.. let me know if you need any more information. Thanks! --Fang Aili 21:05, 16 November 2006 (UTC)

Howdy Aphax. Thanks for the nom! --Fang Aili 15:29, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Thanks again for the nomination! If you wouldn't mind keeping an eye on my deletes and other admin actions, I'd appreciate it.. at least until I have a little experience. :) --Fang Aili talk 16:36, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

text-only pages[edit]

Pages are supposed to have media (pictures, sound, whatever) in them, right? I've deleted a few pages that were just text, figuring they were not appropriate for Commons. --Fang Aili talk 18:59, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Re:Image:Amathus sarcophagus-Cyprus-5th century BC.jpg[edit]

response to your query on rights assignment on my talk page. Sorry for the delay- I've been away on holidays and what not. -Mak 20:48, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Could you checkuser the author of this lovely gem: User:Vandalism_by_wikipedia_vandalism_group/do_not_delete_preserved_for_checkuser? He made a large run, but I kept a single edit for us to checkuser. :) --Gmaxwell 07:57, 30 December 2006 (UTC)


I've removed this image from the main page at en because of the copyright problems discussed on the image talk page. I've also removed it from articles there. You're welcome to unprotect it or delete it, as you see fit. Chick Bowen 17:00, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

Now deleted from here. Alphax (talk) 06:14, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

I undid a block you made[edit]

Just wanted to inform you. See Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard/Blocks_&_protections#user:Captain_Scarlet.

Regards Fred Chess 00:56, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Responded there. Alphax (talk) 05:48, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

A request came by {{helpme}} on Wikipedia[edit]

Hi this is en:User:Lucasbfr on Wikipedia (too lazy to create an account at this time). A request for unblock came for User: at en:User Talk:Nina90. Since you were the blocking admin, could you review the block? 22:54, 25 March 2007 (UTC)