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deletion due to OTRS request[edit]

User:Doc glasgow requested I delete Image:Mccartneys.jpg due to an OTRS complaint by the copyright holder. I did so but I'm not sure about this. From what I can see, it seems that the photographer decided to revoke the permission he gave ({{attribution}} and then {{Copyrighted free use provided that}}) due to some content dispute on en. See Special:Contributions/Markestabrook and his talk page for more info. I thought I'd get your opinion... Thanks, Yonatanh 08:45, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

This image was not released under the GFDL, apparently. Besides, the owner was perfectly reasonable in his request to remove it...and it was watermarked! Cary "Bastiqe" Bass demandez 11:39, 13 March 2007 (UTC)


Yeah, that was a mistake. It doesn't say anything about derivatives, and since it says "free to use" I understand that you can also make derivatives. --Ysangkok 16:54, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Deleted pictures...[edit]

Hi! =D Someone has deleted File:TheGoddess.PNG, File:GoddessHecate.PNG and File:GoddessAphrodite.PNG. But they were published on here with the permission of the author... Could you revert them, please? :) --Nyo 21:01, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Please make this request at Commons:Requests for undeletion Cary "Bastiqe" Bass demandez 17:32, 16 March 2007 (UTC)


Hello Bastique, please add a licence tag to this image, thank you. --GeorgHH 19:11, 16 March 2007 (UTC)



here you are bastique ;-) grtz, oscar 17:19, 18 March 2007 (UTC)


Hello, please add a licence tag to this image. --GeorgHH 20:06, 18 March 2007 (UTC)


Please add a licence tag.... --GeorgHH 21:18, 19 March 2007 (UTC)


No luck. PS congrats on being volunteer coordinator. Have fun herding cats. :] --pfctdayelise (说什么?) 04:38, 20 March 2007 (UTC)


Hi, on Image:Lindsaylohangfdl.jpg, say "The permission for use of this work has been archived in the Wikimedia OTRS system", but I not found tlcket# 706827, why? --Shizhao 00:58, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Check the original ticket. This is included in the "batch" of items. Cary Bass demandez 20:48, 24 March 2007 (UTC)


Hi bastique, could you see whether this is handled in OTRS? -- Bryan (talk to me) 12:15, 24 March 2007 (UTC)


Salut Bastique. You speak French, right? Is Les photographies de cette exposition sont libres de droit à l'étranger et peuvent être reproduites avec la mention obligatoire « Ministère des Affaires étrangères – Service photographique » a free license, or should it be nominated for deletion? Regards, Chuck-no 23:42, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Protected images[edit]

I'm just looking through Special:Protected pages and I noticed you protected Image:Canton de Nantes(Position).png; back in Feb. I was wondering if you have any problem with this being unprotected again; I think we should try and keep the protected page list as short as necessary.--Nilfanion 23:35, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Sure, unprotect it. Cary Bass demandez 13:59, 27 March 2007 (UTC)


My user account has to be "userped". I've submitted this, but it seems to be getting nowhere. Please help. kgrr 04:13, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

You need to create a new user account in order to usurp the old one. Any name will do. Cary Bass demandez 12:35, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
Cary, thanks for your help. Request complete. Kgrr 23:47, 2 April 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for voting in my RFA. I've been too busy at work do any Admin stuff yet, but will make a start soon. --MichaelMaggs 19:55, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

please delete[edit]

Hi Bastique, please delete Image:Perry Naso.jpg, it is a copyviol from a website. Deletion was asked by author himself on Thanks --Jollyroger 13:49, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Merci pour ton vote[edit]

Thanks for voting on my candidature. Now ... well, I just have to explore these new tools and make myself usefull with them. Michelet-密是力 15:19, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Image:Minneapolis Spoon.jpg[edit]

Since you added the OTRS tag, I thought you might have some input on Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Minneapolis Spoon.jpg. --Davepape 21:06, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Nope, but thanks for asking. Cary Bass demandez 12:19, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Bienvenue sur Wikiversité --Vivelefrat 14:20, 10 April 2007 (UTC)



Could you ad license tag on this pic. Thanks Oxam Hartog 23:24, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

Clean-up of Igbo Wikipedia[edit]

Green tick.svg - resolved more or less

The Igbo wiki is currently having a problem with vandals "hacking" us (n00bie 'tard, really). It would be much appreciated if you could block IP edits by somewhere around indefinitely ;-). -- Kerowren 15:32, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

I sysopped someone to take care of it. Cary Bass demandez 18:14, 19 April 2007 (UTC)

Tigrinya Wikipedia[edit]

Would you translate all the entire interface to Tigrinya? But I can't. I am not a sysop. Would you nominate me in w:ti:Wikipedia:Requests for adminship. Regards, Blake.

Please request sysop status at meta:Requests for permissions. Thank you. Cary Bass demandez 22:04, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

I request sysop status at meta:Requests for permissions. Thank you, Bastique. Regards, Blake.

Armenian provinces[edit]

Hi, if it wouldn't be any trouble, could you create SVG maps of the Armenian provinces of Gegharkunik, Kotayk, Lori, Shirak, Syunik, Tavush, and Vayots Dzor in the same style as your Aragatsotn, Ararat, and Armavir maps? Thanks in advance! -- Aivazovsky 18:08, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

I slacked off on that, didn't I? I have all the data on my home PC in Fort Lauderdale, but fully intend on completing it within a month. Cary Bass demandez 22:05, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

Olympic Rings[edit]

Hello there!

I'd like to see if we can re-open the discussion we previously had on the Olympic Rings. See my last comment for a summary of the problem.

I've spent countless hours removing this image from various pages on the English Wikipedia. I'd like to make sure

a. that the hours spent weren't wasted :o), and
b. that we avoid any potential litigation with this

Since that last message to you, my understanding of copyrights has grown a little bit, but it still seems backwards (and also a little dangerous) to have a free license with restrictions on its use.

Thanks! tiZom(2¢) 17:15, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Help needed[edit]

Please take a look at COM:VP#Stepping down and COM:CHU#Phroziac to Stephanie. --EugeneZelenko 14:25, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Username change request[edit]

Hello Bastique! I request my username change to Mihael Simonic (user:Mihael Simonič → user:Mihael Simonic), because my old name with letter č makes me problems. Thanks, --Mihael Simonič 18:45, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Please add your request to Commons:Changing username. Cary Bass demandez 13:37, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

Wikimania 2007[edit]

Hi Cary,

Thanks a lot for invitation to Wikimania 2007, but I'm not available at that time. Regards, Francisco 17:22, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Wikimania 2007, Africa[edit]

Hi Cary,

Thanks for the invite.

I was initialy reluctant to respond, because I felt that I'm not a big enough Wikipedia contributer, but then I saw that no one from Africa is attending. There isn't a lot of information on the wikimedia conference, so I'm still a bit in the dark on what it is about and how I can participate. Could you tell me a bit more , cause I don't really know if I can contribute or is your plan just to get someone from Africa to attend and share ideas at the conference?


Rudolph, South Africa

Award! Well, not really...[edit]

Cary Bass Posing with Hoop.jpg Everetta and Cary Bass.jpg -- Cat chi? 19:59, 11 May 2007 (UTC)


Hey, I just heard your interview. nice stuff. :) --pfctdayelise (说什么?) 06:19, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

User:Mustafa Akalp to User:Makalp[edit]

User made a username change request to me on my talk page. I was wondering if you could fulfill his request. I am not certain if we have a "username change request page". -- Cat chi? 12:52, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks a lot.Regards.Makalp 16:55, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

Current RfA[edit]

Hi, I currently have an RfA on the Igbo wiki and I would appreciate your input. Thanks. -- Kerowren 16:33, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

RfA on Simple English Wikibooks[edit]

I am requesting Admin status on Simple English Wikibooks. I would appreciate your opinion. Thank you. --Ezra Katz 02:05, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

User name change request[edit]

Hello, would you please change my Hebrew letters' user name user:שנילי to user:shnili. thanks. --שנילישיחה 20:42, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

You can make this request on Commons:Changing username. Cary Bass demandez 12:20, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. שנילישיחה 17:50, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Ethiopic fonts[edit]

Do you have Ethiopic fonts on your computer? If you don't have them, download them from the Internet and to your computer. --Blake C 13:32, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Er... sure... Cary Bass demandez 12:22, 11 June 2007 (UTC)


I request sysop status at Meta. Thank you. Regards, ቶጎሩባ.

If you have made this request, it will be reviewed by a steward. No need to leave me a message on my Commons Userpage! :) Cary Bass demandez 12:23, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Commons:Bots/Requests for flags/WOPR[edit]

Would you mind closing this? -- Cat chi? 17:14, 11 June 2007 (UTC)


Thanks a ton(ne). Lexicon 18:38, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Tigrinya interface messages[edit]

Bastique, I need those interface messages translated to Tigrinya on the Tigrinya Wikipedia.

Translate them.

  • January - ትሪ
  • February - ለካቲት
  • March - መጋቢት
  • April - ግንቦት
  • June - ሰነ
  • July - ሓምለ
  • August - ነሓሰ
  • September - መስከረም
  • October - ጥቅምቲ
  • November - ኅዳር
  • December - ታኅሣሥ
  • Monday - ሰኑይ
  • Tuesday - ስሉስ
  • Wednesday - ረብዓ
  • Thursday - ኃሙስ
  • Friday - ዓርቢ
  • Saturday - ቀዳም
  • Sunday - ሰንበት
  • Search - ድሉይ
  • Language: - ቋንቋ:
  • Article - ፅሑፍ
  • About - ብዛዕባ ብጠቅላላ
  • About Wikipedia - ብዛዕባ ዊኪፒዲያ ብጠቅላላ
  • My preferences - ናተይ ኣማረጽቲ
  • Your preferences have been saved. - ዘቅረብኩሞ መርኣይ ብትክክል ተቀሚጡ ኣሎ።
  • All pages - ዓዲ ፅሑፋት
  • Always - ጥራይ
  • Never - አይትግበሩ
  • File - ምስሊ
  • Page history - ናይ ፅሑፍ ታሪኽ
  • History - ታሪኽ
  • hist - ታሪኽ
  • User - ኣባል
  • Search - ድሉይ
  • file - ምስሊ
  • File history - ናይ ምስሊ ታሪኽ
  • next page → - ናይ ቀደም ፅሑፍ →
  • ← previous page - ← ዝቕጽል ፅሑፍ
  • Search - ድሉይ
  • search - ድሉይ
  • Search - ድሉይ
  • Users - ኣባላት
  • My page - ፅሑፈይ
  • next - ናይ ቀደም
  • next $1 - ናይ ቀደም $1
  • Next page ($1) - ናይ ቀደም ፅሑፍ ($1)
  • User page - ናይ ፅሑፍ ኣባል
  • Preferences - ኣማረጽቲ
  • Search - ድሉይ
  • previous $1 - ዝቕጽል $1
  • Previous page ($1) - ዝቕጽል ፅሑፍ ($1)
  • My pages - ፅሑፋተይ
  • This page - ፅሑፍዚ
  • Search - ድሉይ
  • Search - ድሉይ
  • $1 B - $1 ባይታት
  • $1 GB - $1 ጊጋባይታት
  • $1 KB - $1 ኪሎባይታት
  • $1 MB - $1 ሜጋባይታት
  • Search - ድሉይ
  • User: - ኣባል:
  • Next page - ናይ ቀደም ፅሑፍ
  • Previous page - ዝቕጽል ፅሑፍ
  • My preferences - ናተይ ኣማረጽቲ
  • Search - ድሉይ
  • for $1 - ን$1
  • (for $1) - (ን$1)
  • $1 to $2 - $1 ናብ $2
  • For $1 ($2) - ን$1 ($2)

Regards, Blake C 09:52, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

P.S. Do you know m:MediaWiki localization? --Blake C 03:00, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Arvil Lavinge image[edit]

Hi Cary. I am needing a professional-looking photo of Arvil Lavinge and the one at Image:Avrillavignex.jpg looks just great. To actually use it, however, I am wondering if you would be willing to share a copy of the OTRS documentation releasing it under the GFDL. User:David.Monniaux seemed to have some concern about its licensing, however. At any rate, I am hoping you might help me out, and I'd certainly return the favor sometime. Stephen Ewen 05:38, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

According to our records, and the permissions expressed in the email, this image is available via GFDL, and we assumed good faith when this was received. However, as the original site does not appear to be functioning, and we have no specific contact information for the site owner, we have no easy way of reconfirming this. Cary Bass demandez 17:27, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for your help. It certainly does not instill faith when one admin says the documentation says the GFDL release is unclear and another says it is. Is there anyway I can see a copy of the actual email so I can make my own decision over it? ---Stephen Ewen 19:18, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
The problem is not in the documentation, the problem is the email itself, which does not contain the actual email address of the person providing the approval. When this was approved, we were assuming good faith, and under most circumstances it would be acceptable enough--given that the person providing the approval was, in fact, the copyright holder, and may not therefore have been eligible to provide the license. There were a substantial number of permissions provided by the same user at one time, and I did not double check all the original sites for certainty. The site was down when I checked last, and could not see the context of the picture. Given the professional-looking quality of the photograph, it lends an air of incredulity to the original authorization (not on the part of the person requesting the authorization but on the original source, the website claiming to own it. Cary Bass demandez 22:33, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
In my experience, website owners who are copyright infringers are all too willing to claim copyright over their stolen images, and then give permission for others to use them with the goal of promoting their website. I suspect that is exactly the issue here. I'd think it would be wise to delete the image from the Commons. Thanks for your help, and help yourself any time. Stephen Ewen 01:37, 21 June 2007 (UTC)
Thanks, I've listed this at Commons:Deletion_requests/Image:Avrillavignex.jpg. Cary Bass demandez 14:05, 21 June 2007 (UTC)


Hi Cary - can you take a look into Simple Wikibooks. Distinct shortage of active admins it seems and apparently someone was trying to contact you (here). Cheers --Herby talk thyme 14:32, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Call to arms[edit]

Hi Bastique. I write to you and all other users listed on the Welcome log helpers list, except for EugeneZelenko this Call to arms. The reason for it is that I have seen very little activity on the project by you. Because of this we have most probably failed to check the contributions of thousands of new users and have not been able to inform them of the practices on Wikimedia Commons in a timely fashion, causing more work for us and the contributor later in the process.

I would like to urge you to make a habit of checking at least 10 or so new user's contributions from the Commons:Welcome log each day you are active here. We welcome about 200 new users with contributions each day and we currently have 19 users on the helpers list. You can find links to some helpful scripts on the welcome log page, that are likely to make your life a lot easier. If there are no users to be checked that have been welcomed today, please attend to a previous log. Thank you for your renewed attention. Cheers! Siebrand 12:21, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Changing username[edit]

Hi Bastique, please take a look at my request at Commons:Changing_username/usurp_requests. Thanks, Renard de hongrie 13:06, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Fulfilled by EugeneZelenko, please ignore it. Bye, Renard 16:01, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

request of changing user name[edit]

Hi Bastique, I've done a request here, thanks a lot. --dario vet (talk) 09:46, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

WARNING! Please disregard this WARNING![edit]

Star of life caution.svg WARNING! Please disregard this WARNING! Star of life caution.svg

-- Cat chi? 22:38, 13 July 2007 (UTC)


Could you explain your restauration here : Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Thailand Coup 2006 announce.jpg. VIGNERON * discut. 14:14, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

I'm afraid I am unable to explain it as I have no idea why I justified it. Perhaps because nobody will ever claim copyright for it. Cary Bass demandez 14:19, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Wikimania 2007[edit]

Thank you for the scholarship offer for active members from the continent of Africa. 'Real' life commitments overwhelmed me and to my utter dismay its just 1 week before Wikimania 2007. There is no other place on earth I would want to be. Anyway, I will just have to sit this one out. Part 12:45, 25 July 2007 (UTC)


I've noticed that you're uploading many pictures with borders, and adding the {{crop}} tag. Do you want people to fix each picture, or you could learn how to edit pictures yourself...? Yuval Y § Chat § 19:32, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

I have hundreds of these scans here at the foundation. I would certainly appreciate people helping out and making these the way they need to be. They probably should have {{cleanup}} added too. Cary Bass demandez 19:41, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
I've edited some of the scans. Is that what you wanted...? Yuval Y § Chat § 19:50, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
Yes, thank you very much! Do whatever you can when you have time. Cary Bass demandez 19:51, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
The problem here is to download each picture, edit it, and uploading again... I'll do my best. Yuval Y § Chat § 19:53, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
Come to think of it, don't you have anyone in the foundation who knows how to edit pictures..? ;-) Yuval Y § Chat § 19:55, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

2007 (UTC)

We've had interns scanning them here at the WMF offices. Some of them have been doing a better job than others; but there truly is a massive amount of images to be uploaded, so all the help that you or any other volunteers are willing to do to clean up these images are greatly appreciated! Cary Bass demandez 19:56, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
Ok, I'll do my best =) Yuval Y § Chat § 20:53, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Re: Kreyol wikipedia[edit]

Hi Bastique !

I fully support your intention to revive the Kryol wikipedia, and hope it will succeed. I will think about it in the coming weeks but as my life is quite unstable at the moment I can't guarantee that I will be able to take part in this. Furthermore, I can't write at all in Haitian Creole, only read it, so I don't think I can write much on the Kreyol wikipedia itself. Maybe do some mopping ? If I get the motivation, why not, but I will have to speak French or English with other contributors, and I don't know whether this is acceptable - I have no experience of small wikis !

You may want to have a look at the Louverture project, if you haven't done so yet. This wiki is AFAIK the best "free" resource on Haiti on the net, written in English, often by members of the Haitian diaspora, living in the US. It could be worthwile to contact them and advertise ht.wikipedia... I will see if I know other similar projects. Maybe surprisingly, most resources on Haiti on the Web are written in English and not in Kreyol or in French.

I've worked 4 months in Haiti last summer (from which came my interest towards Haiti) but not anymore. Feel free to keep me informed and to ping me if I don't come back to you !

All the best, le Korrigan bla 18:53, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

After a quick look at ht.wikipedia, I think I can do some cleanup & localisation (especially system messages, I've done this extensively in French) ; this would prove difficult without admin superpowers which I've become addicted to :-) Do you think it would be difficult for a non-Creole speaker to get adminship ? Again, I don't really how small wikis work. Is there a help page about it somewhere ? le Korrigan bla 14:31, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the adminship ! By the way, have you already tried to contact "old" wikipedians from ht.wikipedia ? I am thinking at ht:User:Teksmeksh, ht:User:Masterches, ht:User:Poppyhaitian and some others, who used to be active. They could be useful, if not to come back actively, at least to correct the interface translation I'm doing. But if you contacted them already I don't want to do it twice... le Korrigan bla 22:41, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Guess what, I found out about this a couple of days ago and I've written to him, no answer yet. But I managed to recruit Masterches (small world : he has gone to France to study and now lives 200 m away from my parents in Illkirch-Graffenstaden, near Strasbourg...), who is building a Kreyol dictionary on his website and is motivated to build a ht.wiktionary. Could be cool ! He has also links with Yele, the charity set up by Wyclef Jean, which promotes educational projects... possibly some recruitment there... le Korrigan bla 20:46, 13 August 2007 (UTC)
By the way, I have put up a request for short adminship on ht.wikisource to clean it up from spam and nonsense, and for bot status on htwiki. Just in case you see a steward somewhere ;D le Korrigan bla 20:48, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Yeepee, Teksmeksh answered... looks better now ! le Korrigan bla 11:30, 14 August 2007 (UTC)


Image:Sarah_Waters.jpg is shown as Cc-by-2.0 when in fact the source shown CC-by-nc-2.0. Apparently you checked the image some time ago. Did you miss the NC or was it changed after? 12:32, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

If I checked it and it says cc-by-2.0, then that's what it was at the time that I checked it. Cary Bass demandez 16:47, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Prus texts[edit]

Please see, and kindly respond to, my August 2 questions about Boleslaw Prus' texts at Wikisource: "Possible copyright violations." Logologist 05:43, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Please send me a link if you'd like me to look. Thanks. Cary Bass demandez 06:53, 4 August 2007 (UTC)
My August 2, 2007, entry in Wikisource, "Possible copyright violations," Author:Boleslaw Prus, reads:
"The return receipt shows Christopher Kasparek's May 24, 2007, letter having reached the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., on May 29 at 200 2nd Ave. South #358, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4313. Is that the address to which a copy of the receipt should be sent? Should it be addressed to the attention of Cary Bass?"
Logologist 19:00, 4 August 2007 (UTC)
Please feel free to respond to my above questions on this (your) talk page. I don't know how to set up a link from here to the Wikipedia "Possible copyright violations" Author:Boleslaw Prus item (especially since his name includes a diacritic). Logologist 20:47, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

A second copy of Kasparek's notarized authorization letter, addressed to your attention, arrived at the Wikimedia Foundation offices on August 20 (the signature of the addressee's agent was again illegible). Have you seen the letter? Logologist 23:39, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Responded. Cary Bass demandez 14:17, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Vandalism on Cree Wikipedia[edit]

Hello. Just alerting you to a vandal on the Cree Wikipedia, . An ON WHEELS fellow. You seem to have done some blocking of vandals over there before, so you seemed to be the person to alert. Take care -- 20:47, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

Starting a Wikisource.[edit]

Hi, this is bellayet from Bangladesh. What I have to do to start a wikisource at Bengali language? But Before that tell me how can I contribute at wikisource with Bengali language? The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bellayet (talk • contribs) at 8 août 2007 à 18:41 (UTC)

Hi bellayet, I must note that I've already put the gears in motion to opening up the Bengali Wikisource. Cary Bass demandez 19:17, 8 August 2007 (UTC)


Welcome to Croatian Wikibooks (Wikiknjige)! Dtom[1]-- 05:46, 28 August 2007 (UTC)