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Question about image description deletion[edit]

Hi, Cary - in this discussion about deletion of en duplicates of Commons images, your deletion of an image description was cited as a reason why versions of images at en Wikipedia should not be deleted. I was hoping you might be able to recall and explain so I could address this concern. Kelly (talk) 21:14, 12 July 2008 (UTC)

That "description" was using terrible wikiformatting, and I probably removed it because it seemed like it did not belong on the image page. I may have made a wrong action, however. I could have just as easily done the same action at Wikipedia, so his argument is completely irrelevant.Bastique demandez 09:07, 13 July 2008 (UTC)
I thought it was something like that - thank you, Cary. Kelly (talk) 16:36, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Unification des comptes[edit]

Français : Bonjour, j'aimerais avoir un compte global avec le nom "Pseudomoi". Mais je ne me souviens pas de mon mot de passe pour Wikimédia Commons. Que puis-je faire ?

Mon vrai pseudo : user:Pseudomoi.

Merci d'avance

English: Hi, i want to have a global account whith the name "Pseudomoi". But i don't remember my password for Wikipedia Commons. What cant I do ?

My real username : user:Pseudomoi.

Thinks for everythings

--Pseudomoi2 (talk) 14:37, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Tu peux faire une "usurpation" (rénommage de nom cassé) de nom utilisateur en accord de COM:CHU en section Usurpation. Bastique demandez 10:37, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Merci. Demande posté. --Pseudomoi2 (talk) 15:46, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, but i'd find back my password. What can I do to have a global account whith the name "Pseudomoi" ? thinks for all. --Pseudomoi (to chat on WP) 12:55, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Attack Cake[edit]

Chocolate cake with white icing.JPG Chocolatefortcake.jpg Atomicfudge1.JPG GermanChocolateCake.jpg
6-te urodziny Wikipedii w Krakowie aa.JPG 5. urodziny polskiej Wikipedii - Wikitort 01.JPG Layered cake with cream.JPG Roberta's WikiCake.jpg
Gateau de bon mariage.jpg Dobos tort.jpg Pound layer cake.jpg Red velvet cake with whipped cream blueberries and strawberries.jpg
The attack cake is NOT a lie. Enjoy. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 05:51, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Date of closing ceremony[edit]

Hi Cary,

Your pictures of the closing ceremony have a wrong day, it was on July 19, not 18.

Best regards, Barcex (talk) 10:15, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

You can edit :P Bastique demandez 20:22, 26 July 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for participating[edit]

Purple flowers on Capitol Hill.jpg Thanks for taking part in my RFA. It passed 29-5-0, and I appreciate and will take to heart all of the feedback, and do my absolute best to better Commons with the trust placed in me by the community as a whole. rootology (T) 17:15, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Admin access for self and bot[edit]

Hi, I kindly request the safe return of my own and my bots admin flag. -- Cat ちぃ? 18:45, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Hmm, I think it might be better if this went back to the community for decision, rather than an individual steward. Videmus Omnia (talk) 19:17, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
Actually, no. He left in good standing, and there's no reason to subject him to community approval. This has been done, recently, twice in the past, with Majorly and Gmaxwell. And, incedentally, I'm a bureaucrat of this project and would be doing it in that capacity. Bastique demandez 19:22, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
Another 'crat saw it otherwise; the circumstances were not tranquil and opined that given the issues that surrounded his de-adminship, he would have to go through a serious community discussion or even an RfA to get his rights back. Cheers, Jack Merridew 08:52, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
Discussion is ongoing, Jack. I'd respectfully suggest your comment here isn't the most helpful at this time. —Giggy 12:11, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
Cary, what is your definition of "in good standing"? There was certainly controversy surrounding White Cat when he resigned. I think it would be a good idea for the community to decide this (if White Cat follows through on the request). Personally, I would be opposed to White Cat (or his bot) being granted admin privs here. From my interactions with him, he has a caustic personality that does not seem appropriate for an admin. Kaldari (talk) 16:39, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

I am completely withdrawing this request. It was a waste of time to try I think. I shall part ways with commons for quite a while. -- Cat ちぃ? 18:34, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

Usurpation of Macy[edit]

Hello, could you please tell me how much do I have to wait to usurp the account Macy? I know that if the user does not replies in 7 days, the account gets usurped. Could that be possible? I can't wait six months to usurp the username. Robinsonsmay (talk) 19:53, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

As I said on the page, you will not be allowed to usurp this account at this time. Either pick a new username or wait until the policy changes. Bastique demandez 07:57, 3 August 2008 (UTC)
Well, thanks anyway, I've migrated the accounts without this one :-P Robinsonsmay (talk) 23:04, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Shame, shame, shame[edit]

Uploading unlicensed images to commons.. and leaving them without licene for more than 7 days... Image:Left OUT 08 crowd increases.jpg -- Drini 02:10, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

image details[edit]

Image:Wikimania 2008 workshop - Board panel - 21.jpg <-- can you take the time to indicate the names of everyone in the picture? Thanks. --JWSchmidt (talk) 01:12, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

yes, done. Bastique demandez 02:44, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Cary photoshoping as Art[edit]

Cary - God of Commons
I think Commons is pretty cool guy.

We need a subcategory for you I think. "Photoshoping of Cary Bass". (To be fair it was Root's idea.) --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 06:40, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

It was my idea, but I didn't go through with it (Yet)! :P rootology (T) 06:43, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
I think Lewis started the original meme. —Giggy 09:19, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
You are so starting to creep me out... Bastique demandez 02:45, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
Cary is not only Commons' god!! - Try to mix up photos of Cary and Jimbo! ;) abf /talk to me/ 16:53, 2 September 2008 (UTC)
Please don't! Bastique demandez 18:33, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion[edit]

Flintlock diagramme.svg
Your image has been reviewed and promoted

Congratulations! Flintlock diagramme.svg, which was produced by you, was reviewed and has now been promoted to Quality Image status.

If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Quality images candidates.

TUSC token cc9e6048422d9875a842d8864146473d[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

Global account for user Brest2007[edit]

Hi, i have a global account whith the name "Brest". But on Wikimedia Commons someone already create account with the name Brest, which do not contribute since it is created. I want to unify my global account Brest with my Wikimedia Commmons account user:Brest2007 if it is possible. Can you help me about this? Best regards. --Brest2007 (talk) 09:04, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Hi, we have a page COM:CHU where you can place this request, under "usurpation". Bastique demandez 17:15, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Commons:2008 Election suffrage poll[edit]

(You are receiving this message because the poll requested it to be closed and tallied by bureaucrats)

You are kindly asked to express your opinion on the results of Commons:2008 Election suffrage poll at Commons talk:2008 Election suffrage poll#Poll results. Thank you, Patrícia msg 12:08, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Proof of identity[edit]

Hi, Cary. Sorry for disturbing you. I sent my proof of identity to more than two days ago but received no reply and I have my request for CU rights suspended because of that. Could you, please, review my e-mail and comment at m:Steward requests/Permissions#Meno25@ar_Wikipedia? --Meno25 (talk) 00:40, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

I meno. I noticed the email in my inbox but did not yet review it. I will do so shortly. Bastique demandez 04:23, 16 September 2008 (UTC)
Thank you, sir. I was granted CU access. Best wishes. --Meno25 (talk) 09:31, 16 September 2008 (UTC)


Good work, looks very nice :) →Christian 10:56, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Hello Bastique, I just reverted this edit, since it caused loading problems by me (too slow loading of image description pages somewhat). However, I hope that you can make the background corrections in an other way, so that there are no technical difficulties. Greetings, --S[1] 12:42, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Hey, S, can you tell me what browser and platform you're using so I can try to figure out the difficulties? Cary 16:14, 16 September 2008 (UTC)
Someone pointed out that the previous background was really huge in size, and I've made this one much smaller :) Hopefully takes care of the loading problem. Bastique demandez 16:45, 16 September 2008 (UTC)
Looks a lot better still! rootology (T) 17:06, 16 September 2008 (UTC)
I generally use Firefox. Now it seems better, thanks for the corrections. --S[1] 17:08, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Old postcards[edit]

Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Konigstein81.jpg is very interesting, and it would be nice if we could extract from it some useful policy or at least guidance as to how old postcards should be handled. I have hundreds which I could upload, but many will raise the same issues as this, and I don't want to have to go through the same old arguments every time. Even better would be to work out some rules on anonymous images generally, but I suspect from past discussions that that will be much harder. I am thinking of working up a policy page on postcards, at least. If you have any thoughts on the general principles that should apply, could you leave me a note on my talk page? --MichaelMaggs (talk) 16:48, 18 September 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for the info.--Producer (talk) 23:44, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Notice on es-wiki[edit]

Thanks for the notice, now it´s translated --Dferg (talk) 17:28, 16 October 2008 (UTC) PD: You wrote it in the correct place :)

Image:One sparrow then another.ogg[edit]

I have added this to Category:Bird videos. It didn't exist at the time of upload, but please try to include any videos in Category:Video or any of its subcats - in this case Category:Wildlife videos, which I have since split up into several subcats, would have been the best place. Richard001 (talk) 01:23, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Unificación de cuentas[edit]

Cuando pueda, le agradeceré que vaya aquí y resuelva mi petición para pasar a ser el Furti también en Commons. Un saludo y gracias de anticipado, IP of Spanish Furti Talk with me in es@wiki 17:44, 28 October 2008 (UTC).


Thank you

Thank you for voting on my request for adminship. The result was unanimously in support, which really surprised and overwhelmed me. I'll do everything I can to make sure that it was justified.

-Adam Cuerden          


Dear Cary, would you be so kind to remove my access from OTRS? I do not have time for it now or in the near future. Thank you, Patrícia msg 13:24, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

NoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooOOO! Bastique demandez 17:20, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
O_O. Patrícia msg 19:04, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
I've got this. Sorry to see you go, Patrícia! - Jredmond (talk) 21:36, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, please don't forget to remove my access to the private wiki and the mailing list too. Cheers, Patrícia msg 11:10, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Second opinion[edit]


I hope you can give your opinion to me for a second.

I deleted 3 images because it was copyvio. Warnt the user. Later on irc i recieved the message that the same images where uploaded but now under a flickr licence. Because of the same images i deleted them again.

This user is sending me emails that he wan't a second opinion. I hope you can give it.

Where are talking about user:Jas315

Cheers, Sterkebaktalk 22:04, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Hi! and heads up[edit]

Hi Cary,

This is Bill Wedemeyer. We didn't get to meet at Wikimania 2008, but I saw you there everywhere doing your work. :)

I mainly wanted to say hey and give you a heads-up that I sent you an e-mail. It's pretty important; Tim Vickers and I could use your help. Thanks! Proteins (talk) 17:34, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Request for rollback for user IRP[edit]

Hey, could you grant IRP rollback on commons and meta? He requested it here, thinking that J.delanoy could do it. He is a trusted user. Thanks, DavidWS (talk) 20:26, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Ooh, he also wants enable:true added to his huggle.css on both of these wikis. Thanks, DavidWS (talk) 20:28, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
I confirm that I requested rollback. I currently revert vandalism on Wikipedia. IRP (talk) 20:30, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:1 red die.svg[edit]

Replied on my talk page. --Tryphon (talk) 22:32, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

rename account[edit]

I would like to rename my account to a new name; "Niduzzi", as my current name ("Izzudin") is already in use in id: and ar: by others. So I can't unify my account. Thanks! Izzudin (talk) 05:51, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi! Please put your request in at COM:CHU. Thanks! Bastique demandez 21:40, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Guy Fawkes portrait[edit]

Hi. I noticed CommonsDelinker removing the reference to Image:GuyFawkesportrait.jpg on bg.Wikipedia and out of curiosity I decided to check the reason and to look for substitutes. I found Image:PortraitOfGuyFawkes.jpg, but it seems to me like a copyvio, too. It's the only contribution of its uploader. --Daggerstab (talk) 20:13, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

I can't tell anything from that upload. It's hard to tell from that upload, but it's not the one we get threatening letters about. Bastique demandez 22:22, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Try being a bit more civil in future. An honest mistake but you are in danger of losing contributors if you threaten them. Also try asking my good friend Bill Wedemeyer about me and you'll be shocked to learn about me. Dr. Blofeld (talk) 21:16, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

This was not a case of civility, I was stating simple facts. It's enormously difficult to upload images to Commons without seeing our copyright policies, and after having removed the exact same image only months earlier, and seeing your talk page full of notices, it was rather easy to assume that you haven't read up on what is and is not permitted. If you have since learned, I congratulate you. I left you a note to see that you take better care in order that you don't get yourself blocked from contributing, in the event you hadn't; I did not say that I would be the one to block you, so it wasn't a threat. I'm also not certain what your being friends with Mr. Wedemeyer has to do with anything. Bastique demandez 22:22, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

If you studied my contributions over the last week which anybody would think are valuable you would see I am clearly aware of what is acceptable in the commons in terms of licensing and am working very hard to uploaded images. I am under no obligation to help this project whatsoever so I found your threat a bit harsh given that 99% of my uploads are completely valid and acceptable ones. Forgive my ignorance for assuming that it was a 400 year old painting. The portrait seemed too detailed to be completely imagined. It was uploaded in good faith and neither did I have any knowledge of a previous version being uploaded. I mentioned Mr. Wedemeyer because you seem to be under the impression I am incompetent and unwelcome in the commons or some copyright nuisance and I'm sure he would state quite the opposite, on wikipedia anyway. I'm doing my best to upload valid images and 99% of the time getting it right so please be a little more patient. Dr. Blofeld (talk) 12:32, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Username usurp[edit]

Hi. Would you mind usurping the username, Timmeh, so that I can use it as part of my account? I already have a Wikipedia username, Timmeh with many more edits than the Timmeh in the Wikimedia commons has. Thanks. 12:42, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi, please take this to COM:CHU. Thank you. Bastique demandez 17:07, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Hello, Bastique. Thank you for supporting me in the request for adminship. Although it hasn't done successfully, I proud that twenty-nine trusted contributors -including you- voted for me. Thank you again for your trust.--OsamaK 14:14, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Joyeux anniversaire[edit]

Happy birthday from the french Cabal !

Fusion (complexe) de compte[edit]

Bonjour (et ravi de trouver quelqu'un qui parle le français)

Je suis confronté à un problème : J'ai mon compte Wikipédia qui s'appelle M0tty, et mon compte Commons qui s'appelle M00tty maintenant, avec la création automatique des comptes sur tous les wikis, je voudrais fusionner ces 2 comptes vers M0tty. Cela est-il faisable ? Où dois-je faire cette demande ?

Merci pour votre aide.

--M00tty (talk) 21:29, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Bonjour! Allez voir COM:CHU :) Bastique demandez 17:38, 5 January 2009 (UTC)

English Wikipedia request[edit]

Hi there Bastique. You're one of the the first administrators I saw in Special:Log, so forgive me if this seems rather random. Could you go to the English Wikipedia Sysop's noticeboard and check that request out please? It's rather urgent. Thanks :) NW's Public Sock (talk) 19:05, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Bastique!

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 05:40, 15 January 2009 (UTC)


Hi,Bastique. I do not think the e-mails on somebody page are good enough reason to keep the images. There should be permission attached to each file and not e-mails from somebody to somebody on somebody page. Thanks.--Mbz1 (talk) 00:01, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

You're not going to get these images deleted by claiming license fraud, because it's a simple matter to get Latuff to agree to the license. I personally don't think we need every example of his images, but I'm clearly in the minority in that regard and will not trump community consensus. If you don't like the images, you don't have to look at them. Bastique demandez 00:04, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
Then let's do it. The permission should be requested and posted in every image. BTW I translated what he said in his e-mail. He says: "I released the images for any use, so they are spread by the world, without any obstacle. I usually say that they are "copyleft". And even that anybody wants to use them in commercial way, it has no problem, because they will be spreading so the Palestinian cause.", but he never mentioned that he allows his images to get changed. I'd like to see it too. Thank you.--Mbz1 (talk) 00:08, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

My RfB[edit]

Hi Bastique! Thanks for giving me your oppinnion about me in my RfB, and because of some opposes of really trusted commons-users (including you) I withdrew. Now I have got the best 'crate-coach I could think of and I might possibly retry in a few month. To improve my behaviour/editing habbits here on commons till then I'd like to hear what you want me to change in detail. Expecially examples you're not happy with would be great. Feel also free to e-mail me if you don't want to say this in public. Thanks for your help, abf «Cabale?! Quelle Caballe?» 14:55, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

delete my account on[edit]

I'm the author of this diff. Can you help me? -- Xfigpower (pssst) 16:37, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

I can't delete accounts on wikis. Bastique demandez 03:51, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
How can I manage to retrieve my password because I don't mention an email on en.labs? Maybe can you rename the account with an other name -- Xfigpower (pssst) 10:16, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

User:Terraprints and User:Rolandc73[edit]

Hi, Bastique. Do you happen to know if these two users are the same person? I noted that you commented on Terraprint's talk page, indicating that his image uploads would be kept per an email you received; Terraprints also claims to be Roland Clark.[1] If they are the same user, I would assume the deletion discussion I started (Commons:Deletion requests/File:Coast france map.jpg) can be closed as keep. Any information you can provide would be appreciated. Thanks, - auburnpilot talk 17:33, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

I have no idea. Bastique demandez 03:52, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

How can I delete an image?[edit]

Hi! I would like to know how can I delete an image that I've uploaded. I read a little bit but I couldn't find the answer, and, unfortunately, I don't have the time to dig more. Thank you! AKoan (talk) 11:17, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

An administrator can delete it for you. The easiest way is to put the following template inside the image page:
{{speedydelete|your reason}}
Someone should come along and remove it for you. Otherwise you can feel free to leave me a message with the image title. Bastique demandez 17:11, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
It is "Romani-groups-distribution.png". I have also added the deletion tag on its page. Thanks! AKoan (talk) 15:01, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Re:File:Haczow - kosciol.jpg[edit]

Hello - I don't understand. That information is in Original upload log section. Regards, pjahr @ 20:43, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

User Rename[edit]

Hello. I have noticed that you are listed among the bureaucrat's of Commons. I am looking to rename my account, so I can merge my accounts into a unified login. (The account usernames differ between projects). I would like to rename DanielBC to Ellipsis (see wikipedia:User:Ellipsis/SUL). Hope you can help me here, cheers! DanielBC (talk) 23:32, 12 February 2009 (UTC)



We where looking for your on #wikimedia-commons but you wheren't online so I am placing this message, I talked with Mike.Lifeguard about this and he also thinks commons admin could have +o in Freenode:Wikimedia-commons. But we could find a policy about this.

(Mike told me to come to you.)

Diti and I would like to reqeust +o on that channel, or more information about the policy.

Thank you very much for your time.

Abigor talk 13:16, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Hello, I confirm that I am almost everytime on IRC and can deal with operator status on there, if needed of course (on #wikipedia-fr, we must have the voice and send the message “#wikipedia-fr op <username>” to ChanServ if we want to be opped temporarily). I would also like to have more information about the policy if possible. Thank you in advance. Diti the penguin 13:25, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
IRC is not Commons. Everyone does not need the operator tag. If there's been a problem with not having enough operators, someone should mention that to me and describe the problem. Bastique demandez 16:35, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

File:Matthew humberstone school logo.jpg[edit]

Hi. I noticed you reinstated this file after deletion, stating that it was public domain because of its length of use. However, I can see no evidence that the logo was in use as early as 1882, and indeed, consider it rather unlikely that this was the case. Have you traced any evidence to support your claim about the age of the logo? I'd have thought it would be much more likely to be a post-war design putting it well within the 70 year copyright limit. Tafkam (talk) 22:45, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

I believe the uploader is working on getting that very information as well as a better version of the logo. He was unaware of the message left him on Commons, and in any case, this is certainly not something that needs to be speedy deleted. {{copyvio}} is something that we only use when it's a certain copyright violation, not something we're not sure about. Bastique demandez 00:35, 17 February 2009 (UTC)


Damned straight it's not defamation. Nor was that photo libelous. In fact, I'd rather enjoy a libel suit on the merits of the substance of the purported "defamation". That would be an awful lot like someone having to hold a libel suit for someone calling them a racist - don't you think? Except for that I was *not* a racist, and she is, what she is.

As for violations of her privacy. Well, that's pretty funny. It's her own fault I found out who she was. She shouldnt've come sat next to me on Pennsylvania Avenue. That was pretty arrogant, and it cost her. Feel free to tell her that. 13:46, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

And by now, I think we're all clear that this wasn't a case of libel in my direction. After all, it's a full blown case, and we all know where it went. Don't we. 13:49, 20 February 2009 (UTC)
Of course it's not defamation or libel, if we're talking about the photograph I added a comment to recently (where I said, "this is not defamation"). As for the rest of what you're talking about, I'm clueless. Bastique demandez 19:33, 20 February 2009 (UTC)

Fun Coast, Florida Map Request[edit]

Hi Bastique, I noticed you made several Florida Maps in this category. I have a need for a similar Florida Map, highlighting Volusia and Flagler counties, which market themselves in the tourism industry as the "Fun Coast". I am planning to assemble a new article for the Fun Coast and ask if you could create such a map? I can make a PNG, but have no clue how to make a SVG file - LOL. Thank you for your consideration. Gamweb (talk) 00:54, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

Need to reopen an old Checkuser case.[edit]

Hello Bastique,

I think I need to reopen this old CU case because the puppetmaster is editing again under this new account (copyvioler with puppets). He is uploading again unfree images from Skyscrapercity. I really don't know how to reopen the case but see here for evidence. I hope you can help me. Best regards. Dferg (commons-meta) 16:01, 21 February 2009 (UTC)

This have been taken care of. The account in question, Reggaeflow (talk · contribs) was blocked. The user was blocked for abusing multiple accounts, by Herbythyme (talk contribs blocks protections deletions moves rights rights changes). --Kanonkas(talk) 20:49, 2 March 2009 (UTC)


Hello Cary,

I was thinking about doing a new request for Otrs permission but first I would like to hear your opinion.

I am active on Commons with the undeletion page and I think it could really help if I could check things myself without asking other people and have to wait for a answer. I am a active commons user and I am almost everyday active on a Wikimedia project. And have communety trust and a sysop or crat bit on three projects.

What do you think? Should I try again or should I wait? About my previeus account on, all active contributors knows about the change so there are no secrets anymore.

Best regards, Abigor talk 11:59, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

I don't see any problem with your applying. I'm not going to make any recommendations at this time. Bastique demandez 22:00, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your answer. Abigor talk 22:12, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

I did make a new application last Friday but it got removed after 8 hours. I don't think I will try again for OTRS. I will continue with useful work on-wiki. Thanks for your time. Abigor talk 21:58, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Image in Italian Wikipedia[edit]

Hello, Basteque.

I'm trying to do an article on the Italian Wikipedia about the Spanish Wikipedia.

How could I put the Spanish Wikipedia logo on my article in the Italian Wikipedia?.

Thank you!

Ferbrunnen, Ascolto! 05:06 16 March 2009 (UTC)

I'm not Bastique but I will try to answer your question. The logo of the Spanish Wikipedia is available here on Commons, so it can be used on all 700 Wikimedia Foundation projects. I did some looking for you and I think you need this file.
To use it in your article you can just use:[[File:Wikipedia-logo-es.png]] or if you want to use it as a thumb [[File:Wikipedia-logo-es.png|thumb|here your size like 200px|description]]
I hope my answer could help you,
Abigor talk 05:57, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

From the VP[edit]

Hey Cary, could you take a look at this question? Doesn't this fall squarely into the domain of "volunteer coordination"? :-) Lupo 16:05, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

possible 1920's foto donation from Mexican government[edit]

I put a comment on Village Pump here about some old photos that the Mexican government sent me in response to something I wrote to them on their website. Lupo said something about contacting you about what I could do to make sure I can upload these, but I havent heard anything. We got some big donations from the German government, so there's got to be a way I can work out what you and the Mexican government need to make this happen. That they sent me what they sent me is a good sign. Thelmadatter (talk) 14:04, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

I'm afraid that I won't be able to look at this for some time. I think this is a great thing, but you should not be waiting for a nod from the Foundation before you go forward. If you need information about Mexican copyright, I will point one of our Mexican contributors at this discussion. Bastique demandez 17:48, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Unification des comptes[edit]

Je vous fais part de mon problème, j’ai créé depuis quelques années mon compte « Jef132 » sur Wikimedia Commons dans lequel j’ai contribué.

Actuellement, j’ai crée un nouveau compte sur Wikipédia mais sous « Jef 132 » (Avec un espace contrairement au pseudo précédent).

Ensuite je me suis connecté sous Wikimedia Commons avec mon nouveau pseudo, espérant l’unification des deux comptes sur un compte Global.

Mais je me suis retrouvé sur Wikimedia Commons avec un nouveau compte qui a été unifié automatiquement avec le compte de wikipédia, ce compte se dénomme : « Jef 132 »(Avec un espace entre).

Le problème réside dans le fait que l’ordinateur de wiki n’a pas reconnu mon premier compte (« Jef132 ») et que je me retrouve avec deux comptes sur Wikimedia Commons : « Jef132 »(l’ancien) et « Jef 132 »(le nouveau unifié à celui de Wikipédia).

Ainsi, je me permet de vous demander s’il vous était possible sur Wikimedia Commons:

Soit de fusionner les deux comptes « Jef132 » et « Jef 132 » en un seul, sous le nouveau nom « Jef 132 » tout en gardant mes précédentes contributions. Soit de supprimer « Jef 132 », garder l’ancien « Jef132 » avec les contributions et de le renommer sous « Jef 132 »

Puisque ainsi je pourrai m’identifier sur les différents projets wiki sous un seul nom « Jef 132 » (Sachant que je n’ai pas encore fait de contribution sur le nouveau compte « Jef 132 » sous Wikipédia et Wikimedia commons, de plus j’utilise le même code, et même adresse email pour les deux comptes de Wikimedia Commons)

Nom actuel : Jef132. Nom demandé : Jef 132.

Merci d’avance, --Jef132 (talk) 15:12, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

Commons:Bureaucrats' noticeboard[edit]

Dear Cary, there is now a bureaucrats' noticeboard on Commons, so feel free to use it when needed. Cheers, Patrícia msg 10:32, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Your keeping of copyright violations[edit]

I really cannot understand how you can keep for example File:PikiWiki Israel 732 the poem path דרך השיר.JPG. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 20:23, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

Category:Caricatures of Alan Dershowitz by Carlos Latuff[edit]

Where is the consensus to disregard the fact that categories are simply a tool for organising content, not an endorsement of any particular content? This has been discussed on numerous occasions and I don't believe consensus has ever emerged to support this bizarre categorisation. This image relates to the subject that is Alan Dershowitz, there is no necessity to sort that category further because it only contains one other image so this subcategory is completely pointless.

How does it violate the board resolution on Biographies of Living Persons? You've said it does but not explained why. You must be aware that this is controversial yet you simply go ahead and impose your opinion.

If this is the official position of the Foundation then please make this clear. Even if that was the case, the community deserve an explanation as to the reasoning not simply "this image in the Alan Dershowtiz category violates BLP". If it really is the case that the way we categorise images can violate the board resolution then it would be more constructive to raise this with the community so it can be integrated into our policies, rather than simply changing one image. Adambro (talk) 17:14, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

There is ample consensus for this in the numerous discussions about the matter. --Bastique demandez 18:04, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
Yes there is, but not for what you did. Rocket000 (talk) 07:11, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
Yes, there is ample consensus for this. Please don't revert me again. --Bastique demandez 16:48, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
Is that consensus at the Foundation's office in LA? I do not see consensus on commons. You are bypassing the discussion at Commons:Categories for discussion/Current requests/2009/06/Carlos Latuff, where I commented on your actions. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 17:24, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
That discussion tells us nothing. It was neither advertised properly to the community an any way. Nine people in a community of hundreds is worthless. --Bastique demandez 17:28, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
Nominated for deletion so that we can have one discussion about this rather than many across different pages. Adambro (talk) 17:45, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Bastique, your last post on my talk page suggests you're misunderstanding me (or me you). Rocket000 (talk) 18:22, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Another Message from the HebrewPedia Readers and Users[edit]

Hello. I was referred to Mr Cary Bass by Mr Dror Kamir of the Israel Wikimedia after the latter had tried for us to address the U.S-based foundation, or rather those in the organization pointedly involved in the task of aiding in the Hebrew Wikipedia unsoluble troubles with mass-vandalization now occurring there, and had given me the personal name of the executive in charge of this file.

Searching for the source of the mechanism enabling the Hebrew Wikipedia project to be subject to constant Trolls' infiltration, charlatanry and malice has not rendered significant answers to us, standing against wide phenomenae of text vandalization, hostile Bot planting and Hacking of a broader and broader range in the past months, in virtually all site's sections and layers.

As we now stand subject to conclusions in the legal fields to-come on one hand, and confront the Trolls' insistence in harming our articles day-by-day on the other, and after it has come clear that they use diverse advanced technological methods - including deep-manipulating the infrastructure of one of Israel's ISP's - to gain control over my and my colleagues's user's-zone and authomatically earase messages posted on the administrative bulletin boards with no meaning other than sow tempest and bring us to leave the project, I thought I should contact you to assure your act with no delay.

Since I have not located your personal e-mail address, I am posting this message here, as well as forwarding it, as Mr Kamir has done before me with the original message, to the Wikimedia Foundation's e-mail address. Kindly check that you guys have received those e-mails and inform me of their reception, so that cooperation in this hot matter is guaranteed.

Hereby is, which may seem esoteric, the smallest example of what Wikipedia is facing incessantly, and it refers to a pattern of obsessive vandalization in the he:wiki article texts. A whole lot more is, however, to be found in previous mailings and we are (sadly) talking about performances of much harder affect, those of deep hacking-style user-oriented vandalizations.

Before: הלהקה הופיעה בסוף שנת 1963 בשבדיה, שם נחלה הצלחה, ואחר־כך בצרפת, שם נחלה הצלחה פחותה
After: הלהקה הופיעה בסוף שנת 1963 בשבדיה, שם נחלה הצלחה, ואחר־כך בצרפת, שם נחלה הצלחה פחותה
Type of Vandalization: Wiki-code compulsively removed
Before: שיא צפייה של 73 מיליון איש
After: שיא צפייה של 73 מליון איש
Type of Vandalization: Language (The word "million" repeatedly changed to "mallion")

Please make sure that any of you is alert to the above depicted anomaly now ruling our dear website, adding that we're ruled by a total anarchy and there's no one to speak to.


Hebrew Wikipedia

User trouble over and over and over...[edit]

Greetings! Can we get a few people together and lodge a serious complaint against this difficult person Kuiper? He would be very deserving. EmilEikS (talk) 20:58, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

More such here from today. EmilEikS (talk) 21:16, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

copyright violations[edit]

i've found the following images that have had a warning template for almost a month, but they're still there: [2][3][4]

thanks!--Camr (talk) 19:43, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

I hope that Cary doesn't mind if I place a answer here, according to his IRC nickname he is a little bit busy.
I have checked the files, and have deleted all of them, here on Commons we have a lot of uploads a day a lot of them are pretty good but still a lot gets nominated for deletion. The three files you just give where all in the category of images that need to be deleted or fixed because the are missing source information, permission information or license information, this is also one of the most backlogged parts of our deletion process so it could take some more time than the seven days as said in the template.
I'm sorry for the inconvenience but we are working with a small team so hard as we can to keep Commons clean, if you now users on the Spanish Wikipedia that are good with images send them to Commons, we need good users and good administrators. :)
Best regards,
Huib talk 20:18, 13 July 2009 (UTC)


How did you find out what kind of dragonfly you photographed in Loxahatchee? I took some photos of dragonflies there but I am not sure of the species. I found a book on dragonflies at the library buit it only covers European species. Do you know any good links? Best Regards --Korall (talk) 22:21, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

Florida maps[edit]

Hey Bastique, it looks like there's a problem with some of the maps you created in Category:Florida_region_locator_maps (at least on my moniter). Namely, some of them, like this one, don't seem to highlight what they say they highlight. Can you look into this?--Cuchullain (talk) 15:03, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

It appears to be a thumbnailing issue. In other words, they looked fine when I uploaded them. --Bastique demandez 17:16, 22 July 2009 (UTC)


Hello, is it possible to change the name to this file: file:Manglisi_church,_Georgia.jpg. The correct name is file:Budyonovka_Church_near_Manglisi.jpg. Thank's.--George Mel (talk) 05:24, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

I had some spare time and saw your message on my watchlist, I uploaded the image under the new name, and deleted the old one. Since the old name wasnt in use according to the bot I didnt need to do a global replace.
Best regards,
Huib talk 12:01, 13 August 2009 (UTC)


Me gusta tu perro Banjo. --TownDown How's it going? 04:09, 15 August 2009 (UTC)


Licensing of File:Nuvola_apps_important.svg currently is available "under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License". Is that image available under that GNU License AND Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License? I'm wondering because I'd like to upload it to a wiki now operating under CC-BY-SA. --EarthFurst (talk) 03:20, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

Translation request (FR > EN > FR)[edit]

Bastique - I have a user who left me a message in french, that google translate gave me a rough idea of what he was asking. I was wondering if you could confirm what it is saying and help me reply in french? Thanks --Admrboltz (talk) 15:29, 16 September 2009 (UTC)


I am dicussing the issue with User:Abigor on my talkpage.--Svgalbertian (talk) 18:47, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Copyright question[edit]

I received an e-mail from Haim Watzman asking to add a picture to his wiki page. He asked for the picture to be credited to Debbi Cooper. Can I upload it here under a not free licence or is it a fair-use picture to upload to wikipedia?

--SuperJew (talk) 14:55, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

You can credit a picture; but the copyright holder has to verbally release it to a free license. You can find out more about how to release an image to a free license at this page. Bastique demandez 16:23, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
I placed a answer on my talk page to, I hope that Cary doesn't mind if I spam it here also ;-) my responds can be found here. Huib talk 16:59, 5 October 2009 (UTC)


As I am a {{User trusted}}, may I please have rollback rights? Evrik (talk) 17:36, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Updating map of WIkimedia chapters[edit]

I noticed that you had made some changes to the map of Wikimedia chapters, so I wrote you on File talk:Wikimedia chapters existing.svg about updating it. Thanks --B. Jankuloski (talk) 02:52, 11 October 2009 (UTC)


Maybe you should pass these 3 images as an Admin which you uploaded before someone fails them. Just a suggestion. Thank You,

Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 04:15, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Since the copyright holder *is* an admin, he is perfectly capable of passing them himself! I leave that up to him. Bastique demandez 04:19, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
Note: look at the history, notably where bots come in. The bots failed, not the images. Bastique demandez 04:20, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Why interference Category:Gastronomy?[edit]

See also Why interference Category:Gastronomy? (Category:Gastronomy --> Category talk:Gastronomy)--Tom778 (talk) 10:27, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Photograph of the press conference[edit]

Dear Bastique

I am looking for the photograph of the situation of the press conference . And I would like to use your photograph (Wikimedia 2008 press conference - 05.jpg)in electronic learning material.

Could you inform if there is a problem?

Best regards, Kadomiwa (talk) 10:28, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Map of Florida highlighting Nature Coast.svg[edit]

You uploaded a file on 3 May, 2006: "Map of Florida highlighting Nature Coast.svg" . I don't know if there's anything you can do about it since it seems to be a problem with the way Wikipedia rendered the file, but although the counties are highlighted clearly in your .svg, in all of the .png files that wikipedia rendered (including the one that appears in the article Nature Coast they are not highlighted at all, making it just a map of Florida's counties. --HarryHenryGebel (talk) 08:00, 1 November 2009 (UTC)

Burning dancer[edit]

May I invoke your awesome powers to reopen Commons:Deletion requests/Dancer dressed only in butterfly wings? I am afraid that commons may be doing damage by keeping these two images. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 20:48, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

It was closed too soon. I've reopened it. Bastique demandez 18:32, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. Also for your eloquent statement. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 18:39, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

100 Years' War[edit]

There's a w:100 Years' War which is a problem for many users. Many users are annoyed/frustrated/at wits' end due to a very large number of long arguments centering around a small number of users, over similar issues again and again on page after page, that are very disrupting. They are nominally mostly about copyright; see how Nilfanion describes it. Please see my comment here (tagged 13:35, 28 November 2009 (UTC)) followed by an understating long reply from Nilfanion and the follow-up there and on the page Nilfanion created. Someone in authority needs to take the time to get a grasp on the situation (and I don't think that'll be easy) and take some decisive action. Are you up for it? I've got a hunch the problem is bigger than a single user, but I'm not sure. Should I ask Bastique, or do you think there's a regular admin up for the task? Please, please help! Pretty please?--Elvey (talk) 04:59, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

Nilfanion seems to have made a good start at trying to organise what the dispute is about. There isn't a formal dispute resolution process here at Commons beyond the various noticeboards. I think getting Bastique's view on this will help, as I don't see resolving this as something any one admin can do. It will take multiple admins working together I suspect. I hope that helps. ++Lar: t/c 15:32, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

(the above is copied from User_talk:Lar)

Your assistance please[edit]

File:Three Dead Navy SEALs in Operation Redwing.PNG is being discussed on deletion review. You were the last administrator to delete this image, and you wrote that the deletion was based on a request from the family. In the deletion discussion many participants asserted the family requested deletion. But there was no OTRS to back this up. The first mention of deletion in the interests of the family was written from a throw-away account. If your subsequent deletion was based on an OTRS ticket would you mind citing its OTRS number?

Thanks! Geo Swan (talk) 23:10, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

I will not go searching through the OTRS database to cite the OTRS ticket number, because there is no requirement for that. I corresponded with the individuals in question, and am convinced that the request is sincere. The image will not be restored. Bastique demandez 23:20, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

closing ongoing undeletion debates innapropriately[edit]


i note that you closed an ongoing undeletion request debate, & did so without properly taking credit as the closer.

re this image: File:Three Dead Navy SEALs in Operation Redwing.PNG

i'm sorry, but i feel that your actions here were inappropriate, especially for a "bureaucrat"; who should be held to a higher standard, when it comes to following proper procedures.

i also note that you have refused to produce the OTRS info. not that such a request, even if legitimate, is justification for the deletion.

i won't go any further into the details of issues under discussion here; but you reasons, or rather lack of reasons for making an unsigned close of the discussion, while it was in progress, seem inappropriate. especially considering both: a) your previous involvement with this matter, & b) your strongly stated personal feelings in the case.

i understand that you have strong feelings on this, but as an admin+ level sysop on wmc, it is your responsibility to exercise your powers objectively, & differentiate between what you feel personally, & what you apply as "enforcement".

it is also important to remember that commons is a collabourative effort, & not a private collection of images, where one is free to choose what to include & what to exclude, based on personal preferences.

if you cannot maintain objective professionalism in this case, perhaps it would be best if you participated in the discussion as a "normal" user only?

i am formally asking you to explain your actions; if you do not do so, i shall pursue the matter elsewhere.

Lx 121 (talk) 19:33, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Sigh. Let's see if we can deal finish this.
  • A) You do realize Cary works for the Foundation right? So not only is he a crat here, he's got an even higher level of responsibility. Even when doing the Commons thing on his free time he has to be extra careful. He knows that, we know that. We, Commons in general, trust Cary.
  • B) Where has he "refused" to provided OTRS? All I've seen is that he got OTRS for it, deleted it and forgot to include the ticket number. Do you have OTRS access? Use the mother loving search feature. I do, but I only have access to "permissions".
  • C) If he hadn't of closed this, I would have. I went as far as salting this file afterward to make a point.
  • D) I'll try to put this as nicely as I can possibly muster: Stop being a fucking asshole. The fucking family of these men asked politely for the picture to be removed, and by fucking god, we will. Just because WE CAN have an image doesn't mean WE SHOULD. Do you also think we should have child porn on Commons? I doubt it.
  • E) If I haven't make myself abundantly clear, this conversation about the dead marinesSEALS is OVER and WILL NOT be restarted in the foreseeable future.
PS. You might consider using your shift key, I hear it is the "hip" thing these days. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 20:28, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
PSS Fixing Marines to SEALS.
PSSS. Cary signed the top of it. Translation: He does take credit and even leaves a fair amount of info as to WHY. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 20:36, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
Sorry to pop up like this, but I have to express my agreement with Bastique and ShakataGaNai. These particular photographs are not essential to anything for us; for the people involved, they yield an amount of suffering that would simply make it cruel on our part to keep these available.
Of course, the principles that LX evokes are noble. The causes worthy of service are not those that are noble, but those that are both noble and do minimal harm. Nobility without compassion is the highway to anything. Rama (talk) 20:55, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
in general[edit]

the purpose of wmc is to serve as a media repository

that means: this is a place where media resources are kept.

that means: as far as media files are concerned, we are supposed to be a reliable supplier providing complete coverage of topics; materials that are factually accurate & comprehensive.

commons is not a "retail" outlet. we are a "wholesale distributor"; we supply the media raw materials for others to make use of.

if you look @ the [stats] for anything on commons, & compare it with the same topic @ wp, you will see that wmc gets a tiny fraction of the traffic @ wp (eng).

in part, that is to be expected; since wmc is not targetted @ end-users


outside of the wikimedia community, pretty much nobody takes wmc seriously as a media resource.

there are multiple reasons for this; but unprofessionalism, poor organization of the materials, inadequate coverage (both in terms of individual topics, & range of topics) would be at or near the top of this list (not to mention the miserable inadequacy of the mediawiki software; especially as re: organizing a large database of materials, & performing tasks with media files).

office clearly knows they have a problem here, that commons isn't "working". they put out that survey a while ago, to find out why people aren't using commons more; i expect they have more efforts in mind & in process.

specific to the case under discussion[edit]
the image[edit]

the afghan war is history, politics, current events, &c., etc., et cetera.

an image of dead u.s. soldiers as a part of the outcome of a military operation, is part of the documentation of the afghan war, it is a part of history. it doesn't matter how the families feel; i'm sorry for their loss, but that does not justify censoring our coverage of the afghan war.

any objective judge would be able to see that the image is important, in its historical context.

in 10 years, historians should & will judge this decision @ wmc as incompetent & censoring coverage of the war.

commons is not censored! either that means something, or it doesn't

either we are serious about the project's goal, or we're "playing club".

the details[edit]

the claim of copyvio/uncertain status has been shot down repeatedly in the repeated discussions of this. "weak" is an understatement for this rationale; if we apply this "rule of law" to commons scrupulously, we can probably get ride of at least 5-10% of the material in our collection.

if there is a problem with the accompanying information (another point where proof is needed), then that can be easily fixed; "dead U.S. soldiers in the afghan war (a.d.2001+)" would probably do it. another invalid rationale for deletion.

the only reason being given, that has any potential validity, is the claim re: request from the families.

& i'm sorry, but that reason is not good enough to censor commons & wikipedia!

also; if the i.d. of the soldiers is in question: how on earth can we "confirm" the legitimacy of the "families' request"!?

the user[edit]

i do not recall seeing the "closing note" at the top of the discussion when i started this topic; however i am willing to agf. i'm sorry if i missed it previously; it is more conventional to sign @ the bottom.

as for the mysterious, disappearing otrs,; transparency is an essential part of wm procedure.

if this person really is from "office", then they should know that.

personal comments[edit]

i use the shift key when i'm writing something important, something that is mean to last; for this kind of trivial ephemera, i type with one hend :P

Lx 121 (talk) 15:40, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Those are your opinions. Unfortunately, most people don't agree with you and they don't deal with the reality of the situation. The image is gone, salted, and will not be restored, and frankly, you're spending way too much time on this extremely unproductive issue. This is an extremely rare situation, so please, don't waste everyone's time by making it appear as if I'm being abusive or violating policy. Everyone's time is best spent elsewhere, and any other comments on this issue are going to be categorically reverted. Bastique demandez 17:21, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Changing username/Usurp requests[edit]

Hello my name could rename the link is here here Higordouglas (talk) 02:01, 17 December 2009 (UTC)


So she asked the Office for help, and she got it the way she wants. And you just let her continue her monthly slanderous attacks on me. It is pathetic. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 20:20, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

Putting an image that you know highly offended her on your talk page, right' next to her remarks is either idiotic or malicious. Assuming good faith on your part means assuming the former, and I know that you're smarter than that. You and she need to stay away from each other. You're on very shaky ground right now, and your vindictive nomination of that image as a featured candidate serves only to illustrate your bad faith. Bastique demandez 21:13, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

Happy Holidays![edit]

Thank you, Bastique, for helping me out with the most important issue I have had during last year on Commons.--Mbz1 (talk) 16:59, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

Volume of Latuff images[edit]

Your comments are requested at Commons:Village pump#Latuff repository. Thank you. -- Avi (talk) 07:26, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Dror etc[edit]

I'm sure you'll notice but replied on my talk page. Short version I agree - RFC is well overdue here.--Nilfanion (talk) 20:03, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Re: File:Wikimedia Portugal logo 135px.png[edit]

Hi, Cary. I know about that file, I should have taken care of it earlier. In fact, it kinda boggles me: I am quite sure I did read the guidelines before creating the logo, and at the time I remember seeing the italics requirement somewhere. When I came back later to look that up, I didn't find it, even browsing the history of the guidelines page. I guess it was some kind of glitch in the Matrix :P

Anyway, I'll fix the image and ask the replacement of our wiki logo in bugzilla. I should take care of it tonight or in the next few days. I'll keep you posted :) Cheers, Waldir talk 11:04, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

 :) Thanks, Waldir. Bastique demandez 17:01, 4 January 2010 (UTC)