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Commons:Administrators' noticeboard template[edit]

Hi Bastique, I hope you don't mind but I replaced your Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/archive list with Template:Administrators' noticeboard navbox on Commons:Administrators' noticeboard. --Durin-en 19:23, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Image:Toros ibéricos (Alberto Sánchez) 01.jpg[edit]

English: I am not able to clarify the situation of this image. I do not know where, in fact, it is the statue. I wait for answer of the administrators of Madrid. I think that, if they have still not responded, it is because it is a too much controverted situation. As soon as they respond, I will communicate it to you, but I think that I do not wait for a definitive answer
Español: No soy capaz de dilucidar la situación de esta imagen. No sé donde, en realidad, está la estatua. Espero respuesta de los administradores de Madrid. pienso que, si no han respondido todavía, es porque es una situación demasiado controvertida. Tan pronto como ellos respondan, te lo comunicaré, pero, considerando lo que tardan en responder, no espero una respuesta definitiva

Greetings --Lmbuga gl, pt, es: contacta comigo 23:27, 2 October 2006 (UTC)

Excuse moi[edit]

I think 75 % of all votes should include neutral votes as "not pro", too. They belong to the number of votes all together. -- Simplicius 17:59, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

No. That's not the way it works. Sorry. If you want to vote against, you vote against, not "neutral". Neutral "votes" are there when the vote is so close that the Bureaucrat must consider other circumstances. Otherwise they're not included in the total. Sorry if this confuses you. Cary "Bastiqe" Bass demandez 18:05, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
Sorry, but
- I did not want to vote "against"
- it is not an unguilty vote.
- it is not confusing.
Greetings, Simplicius, Germany 09:00, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Hey now, you wanker.[edit]

watch it buddy... I'm doing some important work here... check out the template that I was testing Template:Lang linker ... I think I can make all those .../lang chooser templates that the warning template use... go away. what langs do I need to include beyond what is in there? ++Lar: t/c 20:41, 3 October 2006 (UTC)

It almost works now, no thanks to your meddling. The <small> isn't being honored but other than that it works. If I have to I'll tag all the emitted code with individual smalls but I'd rather not. See {{provide better quality}} for a usage. See you on IRC tonite? (no IRC and no email at this client unless you mail me at my work ID) ++Lar: t/c 20:57, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
I got the format thing to work but there's a bigger problem, the basic approach may be flawed, in that it may be putting an excessive load (200 calls to #ifexist per use if I put all the langs in there) on the server. So I dunno. I have a note in to a dev, we'll see... ++Lar: t/c 21:32, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the nom[edit]

It's live. I was going to wait but decided to just go for it. ++Lar: t/c 21:27, 4 October 2006 (UTC)


Er... that's been there for quite some time now!! And it's been used without fuss. Since March in fact. See Commons_talk:Featured_picture_candidates#Featured_picture_removal_candidates.3F. pfctdayelise (说什么?) 23:38, 4 October 2006 (UTC)


Bastique - I am updated the image (and improving the accuracy) because the province names are incorrect. I am allowed to do so - especially when it comes to corrections and naming conventions! Thank you. Rarelibra 23:12, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

Use of Symbol oppose vote oversat.svg Strong oppose[edit]

Please see my comments at Commons talk:Featured picture candidates. Salut, Alvesgaspar 12:35, 6 October 2006 (UTC)


template:Copyvionote Himasaram 23:17, 8 October 2006 (UTC)

I have removed your spurious claims of copyright from my User talk page. Cary "Bastiqe" Bass demandez 00:59, 9 October 2006 (UTC)
I doubt this image counts as derivative work. Are you sure you are free to copy and paste pieces of images with dubious copyright statuses, into one single image and call it your own? --Himasaram 02:08, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Stop reverting my edits![edit]

Why have you reverted a load of my recent edits?? (ex: [1]) Please explain your actions and take back your reverts! --Himasaram 03:27, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

I mark images with {{FOTWpic}} not because I want them deleted, but because I want to sort them into Category:FOTW images. If you are unhappy with the wording of the template, I suggest you have that wording changed, because I see no wrong in sorting images by source (c.f {{}}) and will continue to do so. Again, take a good look at the diff above: You managed to revert other perfectly fine edits I done to the picture with that revert of yours! I suggest you go through your edits and repair the damage you've done. Thank you. --Himasaram 22:31, 9 October 2006 (UTC)


I want your opinion. User:Rudwolf1 has made a request in Template:Changing username/Current requests. He'd like to change his username from Rudwolf1 to Rudwolf. He asked for a similar change in en.wp (here), and there they made the change.

He has intention to work in Commons.

The problem is that a user with that name exists, although no contributions were made using this name.

With two e-mails I have verified that User:Rudwolf1 is the same user than es:User:Rudwolf and en:User:Rudwolf

What do you think?


Me gustaría saber tu opinión. User:Rudwolf1 ha hecho una petición en Template:Changing username/Current requests. Él desea cambiar su username de Rudwolf1 a Rudwolf. Pidió un cambio similar en en.wp (aquí), y allí realizaron el cambio.

Tiene intención de trabajar en Commons.

El problema es que existe un usuario con ese nombre, aunque no hizo ninguna contribución.

Con 2 e-mails he verificado que User:Rudwolf1 es el mismo usuario que es:User:Rudwolf y en:User:Rudwolf ¿Qué te parece?

Thanks/Gracias/Grazas/Obrigado --Lmbuga gl, pt, es: contacta comigo 20:03, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Ive already created it tho :([edit]

is my brain on drugs

is YOUR brain on drugs

I've already made it per here tho - oops. But, heres a cunning plan, should we move me to User:Glen as its free, and then when universal login comes along as User:Glen has made no edits on enwiki they may give it to me there too based on this account having made contribs. Thoughts? Glen 22:57, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

PS: Thanks for the offer too!

Lantana camara[edit]

Merci bien de vôtre aide et appui. But I have another one... Can you please take a look at my Abies_spec.jpg in Commons:Quality images candidates? I don't know the exact species and I'm not even sure it is an "Abies"... Salut, -- Alvesgaspar 23:18, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

Re: Those yet to sign[edit]

Well, the whole point is that it's optional, not 'let's coerce everyone into signing'. :) Of those users, I would guess most are not signing because they're (a) temporarily taking a break, (b) more or less inactive at the Commons or (c) don't understand English well. If you feel like weeding out those of type (b) and checking whether they're eligible for desysopping (as described at COM:A), that would probably be a worthwhile activity. :)

BTW did you see my comment above about FPRC???

cheers, pfctdayelise (说什么?) 05:04, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

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

Dear Cary: I would like to thank you for your nomination 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. There is no way I would have stood without all of your help and encouragement. You rock. ++Lar: t/c 03:20, 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.

Nick problems[edit]

Hi Bastique, I started having problems with that underscore after my nick thing on IRC, and will stay away until I figure it out. I kept somehow becoming DVDRW_ and loosing my connection and having to re invite myself via chanserv. Do you know what causes this and how I can keep it from happening? Regards, DVD R W 01:02, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

Template:En main page[edit]

Based on this recent edit of yours [2], I believe you may find the template useful. Cheers. Zzyzx11 01:08, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Re: Buffy Images[edit]

Hey, yeah I did wonder about the OTRS ticker, I tried to poke for attention on IRC a couple times for confirmation. I was a little suspicious about the uploader having the OTRS number on upload (I remember what User:JoanneBImposter tried to pull). For now its probably best to leave the review tag, simply to stop the bot being daft. The best solution here is to write another variant into the review tag which says something like "although this image is no longer freely available on Flickr, the author has released permission for its use on Commons".--Nilfanion 16:55, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Image:Alligator in aquarium.jpg[edit]


FlickrLickr images have been auto-verified to be under a particular license. Flickr users sometimes change the license after the fact, but that is legally irrelevant. If the image isn't used, I don't care much if it is deleted, but legally, we don't have to remove it.--Eloquence 14:53, 19 October 2006 (UTC)

POTD template[edit]

Please see my comments at Commons talk:Picture of the day and tell me what you think. Thanks. --Digon3 14:41, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

my images[edit]

But what if I did not have consent from the photographer to upload these images? Errabee 21:00, 23 October 2006 (UTC)

Because it was a relative who took the photo. Own was meant as not found on the internet. Errabee 21:06, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
Indeed, it was that experience that opened my eyes. You guys at commons are so afraid about copyright, you would even delete reproductions of paintings, painted more than 100 years ago. If those paintings are a problem, than so are my photos that I uploaded without consent. Before these incidents, I didn't think they would be a problem. I still don't think they will be a problem, but you should. Errabee 00:01, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
I'm sorry, but you're mistaken. These particular paintings have not yet been deleted, but other paintings have been deleted. Perhaps I might draw your attention to Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondriaan, Wassily Kandinsky and many others like Henri Matisse. I have no doubt the iconoclasts amongst us will have their way, if they succeeded to get these images deleted. Of course, this means that all projects that allow fair use will have these paintings uploaded locally, thus increasing the server load. And for projects that don't allow fair use, a comprehensive treatment of these important painters is impossible. People need to see the different paintings by Picasso and Mondriaan to appreciate the development in their painting style. I could tell about Picasso's rose period or blue period, but without the pictures the words are just meaningless. How one could ever hope to become a respected encyclopedia in this way is beyond me. Anyway, this is just an example of the bankruptcy of the Commons project.
Now about my pictures, I could have my cousin mail you that I didn't have his permission to upload these pictures and that he wants them removed. According to the strict copyright rules that apparently apply, I think you would be obligated to remove them. Errabee 09:19, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
I'm copying your comments in as well, because I'd like to address them individually
I notice you mention Pablo Picasso. According to copyright laws of the European Union as well as the United States where these servers are hosted, images of Picasso's works are not free (Picasso only died in 1973) and therefore not eligible for hosting here at the Commons.
As I'm not a lawyer, I indeed do not have studied copyright, but I do have some common sense. It may well be that Picasso's works are still copyrighted, I won't argue with that. But then there is the small problem of all the other projects hosting Picasso's paintings under a fair use license. Apparently, commons does not allow for fair use, because that would be different for each and every country. That is just plain silly. Let's examine the English Wikipedia for example; which laws would there be eligible? The US Law? UK law? Canadian Law? Australian Law? Liberian law? For images to be fair use, they would have to be fair use in the country in which the image was created, and the country in which the servers are hosted to be on the safe side. That would be an excellent rule, not open for interpretation, and would allow retaining so many important pictures.
Apparently you don't understand copyright laws very well. Commons would be negligent to remove your images after hosting them for more than a year under GFDL, as subsequent websites will have already used these images for that length of time. It's not that we don't want to...we cannot.
So let me get this straight. I have informed you of a copyright violation, and you say you cannot do anything because you would be negligible? So you're going to be even more negligible by allowing these pictures to stay, and giving the means to distribute this copyright violation even further?
The removal of your ("your cousin's) images would constitute a bad internet practice. There is a considerable difference between you releasing Picasso's images to GFDL and you releasing your cousins. You obviously had the right to your cousin's images.
So you're saying that Commons is willing to keep copyright violations issued under the GFDL license, because people do not hire attorneys because they can't afford the procedure, whereas copyright owners for paintings by Picasso are likely to file a law suit, thus enforcing you to remove them under threat of penalty? This seems to be a very hypocritical policy.
You are unlikely to convince this body that you are doing this with any less than malicious intent. It is not our fault that you are ignorant of copyright laws. Cary "Bastiqe" Bass demandez 13:34, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
Malicious intent, no less. Calling me a liar (in another contribution). I uploaded these pictures because I didn't think my cousin would mind (and he doesn't). Good faith and all. Nevertheless, this remains a copyright violation, that I'm trying to correct. Again good faith. What is this world coming to? Errabee 16:22, 24 October 2006 (UTC)


Welcome in --Tarawneh 04:23, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

Renaming images on Wikipedia[edit]

Thanks for the info. I've only moved articles before, so I didn't realise it was difficult to move images, both on Wikipedia and Commons. I'm fairly new to Commons, so I'm still feeling the waters. Cnwb 23:54, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Copyright question[edit]

Image:80486dx2-large.jpg is a macro photo of an Intel chip. Is this a copyright violation (as the design is copyrighted) or fine? ~Kylu (u|t) 02:12, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

Could you copy any of the copyrighted design from it? You can see 'blocks' but i don't see it a violation (maybe violates where is each block?) If anyone were trying to violate a copyright design about it surely would open a chip by itself, our photo seems quite useless on this. I think it's ok. Platonides 21:58, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

OTRS permission[edit]

Hello Bastique, User:Yellowsubmarine has uploaded Image:Sasuke cosplayer animetwin anime lookalike.jpg on Oct. 20. with the comment Permission given by and forwarded to OTRS. My question is: how long will it take to confirm this statement? How can i check it is true? --GeorgHH 10:30, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Happy Halloween![edit]

Hope yours is the greatest as well!


--Cat out 05:00, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Those supposed to be neko ears btw. Now you know why I never attempted being a mangaka. --Cat out 11:19, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Hey, neat. Thanks and here's hoping you don't get too much candy and get sick! ++Lar: t/c 06:44, 31 October 2006 (UTC)
Nekolantern kawaii ! Darkoneko 20:27, 2 November 2006 (UTC)

Color chart[edit]

There's a color chart for ya up at that might help with your meta-page matrix thing. I added wordforge, you might want to add other "unusual" wikis to the bottom. There's a copy entry for wf commented out so you can see the color scheme, and I removed the extra linkages at the bottom of the page, though that shouldn't be a problem now that the matrix is up. Have fun. :) ~Kylu (u|t) 06:14, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

hallo ween[edit]

hehehe :P Thanks a lot :) just one minor problem, we don't celebrate halloween in here ;-) (or almmost not) but you a happy halloween as well! :D Effeietsanders 10:22, 31 October 2006 (UTC)


I took that image from Wookieepedia, which says it's GFDL. They could be wrong, of course... in this case a lot of images in the Star Wars section may need a check. Canderous 11:15, 2 November 2006 (UTC)


Hi, I beg you to ban User:Aloismaierl for pressing a user with juristcal steps for doing right things: User talk:Matt314#Warst Du früher bei der Stasi? Oder bei der Gestapo?. Tanks --Steschke 19:05, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

I think blocking is a bit premature. I see that Matt has engaged him in dialog so maybe things will get sorted... ++Lar: t/c 19:51, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
Also, the matter has been listed at Commons:Administrators' noticeboard, so I won't take any premature action. Cary "Bastiqe" Bass demandez 19:56, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. I posed a statement there. --Steschke 20:44, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
PS: [3] --Steschke 22:36, 6 November 2006 (UTC)
I took the liberty of translating what you said on the admin noticeboard (please correct errors I may have made) and gave a link to the de:wp block. ++Lar: t/c 23:06, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Please assume good faith[edit]

I just noticed this comment by you and feel the need to point out that I have done no such thing. I have ignored that user for months and only commented, quite simply, after he took a few whacks at my user page. You will regret his adminship here. --Moby Dick 08:19, 13 November 2006 (UTC)

Vandal edits[edit]

Someone has been deleting entries from Commons:Featured picture candidates/Image:Crocodylus acutus 08.jpg (One is the anonymous user User:, the other you can see yourself). I have reverted the page twice, but can't do more than that. Could you please help, as an administrator? Regards and thanks for your help, Alvesgaspar 22:13, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

This seems sorted now though, right? The user stopped reverting and withdrew his entry. Is there more that needs doing? ++Lar: t/c 23:07, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Username changes[edit]

Hallo :)

I'd like to bring to your attention two requests that I think you can process: - Thank you, M7 13:49, 16 November 2006 (UTC)