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Hello Anford,

I am having trouble with the Russian Wiki article about nordic walking (http://ru.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Скандинавская_ходьба&action=history). The history of nordic walking has changed, as I am currently dealing with the plagiarism issues surrounding it, then I know what I am talking about. In 1997 Marko Kantaneva wrote an article called "Sauvakävely", which was believed to be the first documented academically liable evidence of nordic walking, however, little did we know back then that he had in fact copied and based his entire article off of a 1979 handbook by Mauri Repo, a teacher in a school (http://tul.fi/Liitto/InEnglish.aspx) where he used to study. The process is currently on going and will soon move to court, but as I was also deceived by Mark and I simply want to stop his spread of false information ASAP.

Now why I am writing is because some editor in the russian wikipedia keeps removing my edit (not to mention the Russian Wiki needs three (3) checks in the first place, which means Marko article will be approved by the end of the summer if we're lucky. The reason of removal is that my edit is apparently worse (since I remove Marko's picture as well), but the editor refuses to get in touch on the talk page, simply keeps deleting the edits and since I do not speak Russian, it is very hard for me to operate in the Russian Wiki. Oh, but the article is in Russian, I had it translated with my personal funds.

All in all, I thank you in advance and if you have any further questions, then let me know. I eagerly await for your response.

(PS! This message was also sent to other Russian Wiki contributors.)KMuuli (talk) 06:42, 1 June 2013 (UTC)


Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Anford!

-- 07:39, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

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Hello, Anford!

Tip: Add categories to your images

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License issues[edit]

Hi Anford, I'd like to talk about some of the images you've uploaded. In many cases, the licene tag you use (PD-old) claims that the creator of the image has been dead for over 70 years, yet on the image description page it says that the author is unknown. For example, the ТКУ 33.jpg photo is certainly not old enough for the photographer to have been dead for over 70 years. ТКУ 25.jpg is from 1914, but as the author is unknown it's not clear that the photographer has died over 70 years ago. I think the licensing in these photos will require clarification (some may be {{PD-RusEmpire}}, for example), while others like the ТКУ 33 image will unfortunately need to be deleted. I'll be looking at this in more detail later -- if you have any comments or additional information you'd like to add about the images, feel free to post on my talk page or here. Regards, Jafeluv (talk) 10:41, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi,Jafeluv. Please, see your talk page. Regards, --Anford (talk) 13:09, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

[1] That's good to know. Sorry if the timing caused you extra stress... That was by no means my intention. By the way, I checked your uploads and have listed some that need clarification in my sandbox. Jafeluv (talk) 19:51, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

File:ТКУ 33.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:ТКУ 33.jpg 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.

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     Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 13:20, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

License & DR[edit]

Hi again! The author wrote me back and agreed to release ТКУ 33.jpg under a free license, so that case is resolved as soon as an OTRS volunteer confirms the permission. (It could take a few days.)

  • Hi, Jafeluv! Can I upload new versions of this saber in the file ТКУ 33.jpg, that I've get yesterday from the author? These fotos have more good quality and different perspectives. Or he must give OTRS on each foto?--Anford (talk) 07:47, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Meanwhile, I've opened a deletion discussion for 8 files which have no author or date available for verification of PD status -- you can see the nomination at Commons:Deletion requests/Russian photos with unknown date. If you can find either the publication date or the author for any of these, it would be very helpful in determining whether we can keep them on Commons. Of course, feel free to comment in the DR. After those, I have a few files that will still need to be clarified, but I'll wait until the current DR is finished before nominating any of those. Jafeluv (talk) 23:11, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

  • File:ТКУ 29.jpg I got from forum. Again this foto was made before 1917, because Tver cavalry school (ТКУ) was disbanded in 1917.

--Anford (talk) 07:47, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Povalishin 8-35.jpg[edit]

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