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Your bot has told me something, that I am not exactly sure how to remedy. Perhaps if you write back on the issue to clarify, the photo I uploaded will not be deleted. So, please reply there soon. Sincerely, Lord Loxley 03:12, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

I believe you were writing about Image:Dafanch01_pc45000224_p.jpg. Thank you for providing a license. I have updated the description.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 10:36, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

DRBot does not archive correctly

Please see my little note at User talk:DRBot --ALE! ¿…? 14:31, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

sxc images

I managed to get an email saying the following:

Hi, Bawolff:

I am willing to grant permission to publish the following images only to
Wikimedia Commons and make them available under the ShareAlike/Copyleft

- Pam Roth (aka Bubbels at SXC)

Then I said:

Thank you for responding so quickly. I am very happy that you are
willing to give permission for those images. However, one of the parts
of a share alike/copyleft license is that anyone can use any content
under them. (the share part of share-alike).

Wikimedia requires that all content to be free to reuse for anyone.
The only restrictions that is ever put under content at Wikimedia
sites, is that credit has to be given where credit is due, and that if
anyone makes changes to the media, people must be able to do the same
thing with the modified version. A copyleft/share-alike license gives
every person who receives a copy of the work permission to reproduce,
adapt or distribute the work as long as any resulting copies or
adaptations are also bound by the same copyleft/share-alike license.
If you granted permission, I would only upload them to Wikimedia
sites, but it is entirely possible others will see the image and use
them in other places. Would you be willing to allow everyone to use
the images under the conditions of a share-alike/copyleft license?

I look forward to your response
Sincerely, Bawolff

She responded with yes, and then I asked her to forward it to, as i thought it was better if she sent it directly rather then me forwarding it. Bawolff 04:57, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

I went looking in OTRS and was unable to find a ticket that would fit this, but I did find a previous ticket relating to a permission that Pam Roth gave... it was OTRS ticket 2007050210013826, closed by User:Yonatanh, which applied to Image:Eagle and American Flag by Bubbels.jpg... I'd suggest asking her nicely again. However since this contributor has given permissions before, perhaps a forward and a reference to the previous ticket might be sufficient. Hope that helps! ++Lar: t/c 18:18, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for message

Just saying thanks for your words on my talk back in May. I had a good break thanks.--Nilfanion 10:29, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Inactive admins

Hi Bryan. Can you provide me with an updated list with inactive admins? Gunther's tool doesn't work. Thanks / Fred J 13:39, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Hum "A1" time to last admin action, "A5" time to last 5 admin actions? Thanks (& you've been missed!) --Herby talk thyme 13:49, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
Alright, nice.... I've asked Siebot to send out the notice to the admins. / Fred J 14:05, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Flickr upload tool

Greetings. I'm an admin here and at I'm very responsible with image uploads and licensing considerations. I wonder if you could set me up to upload more that 6 times an hour? Thanks, Quadell (talk) 18:30, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks so much! But there's a problem.
An unknown error has occured. The error has been saved as 5cc31626. Please report this error to Bryan if this problem is persistent.
FYI, Quadell (talk) 14:11, 7 August 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for registering me --TheJosh 03:52, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Independence Seaport Museum.jpg

Could you please check if the permission sent to OTRS is correct? --ALE! ¿…? 12:38, 7 August 2007 (UTC)


Hi Bryan. I have restored this template, which you deleted. This template is useful when trying to find backlogs here on Commons to add to the Announcer (that will soon be added at the top of your page). Well if you want to delete it still, please lets discuss it. / Fred J 19:49, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Hmmm I couldn't get it to fit at the top. You'll have to put it where you want it, I'll put it here in the mean time.

Commons maintenance announcements [+/−]

More translations are needed for:

as of 18 February 2010

Fred J 19:52, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Image you deleted was reuploaded.

Left a mesg here, figure you may be interested since you were the deleting admin. 21:50, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

So how to I provide proof??????????Azizbekov 22:02, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Other Azeri Images

I see thank you. I am sorry if I was rude I will try to work something out. By the way, I also saw some other more questionable images that need to be dealt with:


Some user uploaded this, but he doesnt say where he gets it from only it is from 1865. But where did he get image? Did he scan it from photo exibition? if so when and where? it should be personal work. Or, if from book where?

I hope you can treat this fairly. I think this is a dubious image tag and illegaly uploaded too, but was here much longer than my image, and no one did anything about it. Azizbekov 22:39, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

I mean this:

Seems very suspicious.Azizbekov 22:43, 7 August 2007 (UTC)


Queue - what queue - I was here first honest (& quote doesn't need it anyway and you already have "fame & glory") --Herby talk thyme 16:16, 31 July 2007 (UTC) The preceding comment with forged date/time was added by Herbythyme (talk • contribs) at 18:16, 3 August 2007 (UTC)[1]

does BryanBot run on en:wp? There is a particular category I would really like to watch over there to see what gets added and removed.... thanks! No rush, when you get back from holiday is soon enough... ++Lar: t/c 15:36, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Ignore him Bryan - what's the interest in this en wp place anyway? :-) Hope you had a great break - it will be good to have you back. By the way - it would be good if your bot could run on en books as I'm kinda hooked and en books have a messy sorry - complex set of admin boards that would be far easier with the bot. No rush (just before en wp!) and catch up with you soon I hope - cheers --Herby talk thyme 16:16, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
Pfft. en:wp is clearly much more important and you'll get much more fame and glory that way... I beg you, push en:books to the very bottom of your queue please! Next I expect Herby will be suggestion that en:quote needs it too??? ++Lar: t/c 18:08, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
Please see top!!! --Herby talk thyme 18:16, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
Nice forgery but edit histories don't lie. Why on earth did I ever nominate you for anything? oh, the shame. ++Lar: t/c 21:32, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
Who bids most? I'll see what I can do tomorrow. -- Bryan (talk to me) 17:59, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

It's online on both en:wp as en:wb. -- Bryan (talk to me) 10:07, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks... and Herby... pfft! ++Lar: t/c 11:19, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
CategoryWatch is not working yet, because of some changes in the database setup. Template:Toolserver is there neither. That one will probably be fixed later today, but CategoryWatch might take some longer. -- Bryan (talk to me) 11:40, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
Running fine on Books Bryan - many thanks - put it on Larry's tab will you - cheers --Herby talk thyme 14:14, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
Drat, CategoryWatch is what I really want the most. As for tabs, I have too many tabs open as it is. But I'll buy you a beer next time I'm in NL, or you're in the US. Just don't bring that Herby character along trying to cadge drinks, he never buys any round other than the first. ++Lar: t/c 14:16, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
CategoryWatch enabled. -- Bryan (talk to me) 16:52, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
Hm. I broke something. -- Bryan (talk to me) 20:43, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

See w:User:Lar/AdminCategoryWatch ... once you unbreak whatever it is, please give it a boo and see if I set it up right... cheers. ++Lar: t/c 20:57, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Works. It only shows the additions from the latest hour, but I'll make that a config setting tomorrow. -- Bryan (talk to me) 21:13, 8 August 2007 (UTC)
May not be working on en books Bryan, nothing updated on either index since yesterday afternoon (& there has been activity). Not at all vital - cheers --Herby talk thyme 10:12, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
Unbroke it. -- Bryan (talk to me) 13:35, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Added interval parameter to CatWatch and set it to 168h at Lar's page. Docs will come later. -- Bryan (talk to me) 15:05, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Hope to be back soon!

I'm at the lake right now, and have been for a week - another week or so and I'll be back on semi-regularly :)

Hopefully the Commons is staying together without me, I haven't noticed any major breaks ;) I miss people, can't wait to get on IRC again frequently and help poor Herby with the vandal-fighting! <3 -- Editor at Largetalk 05:19, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Upload Bot limit

Hi Bryan, I really like your bot. Could you please free me from the limit of 6 uploads per hour ? tanx, --Xgeorg 12:54, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanx a lot, again! Perfect Tool! --Xgeorg 13:35, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Noncommercial images tagged

Hi there, thanks for the comment on my talk page. Yeah, I was going to notify the uploader, but it was late and I couldn't remember the correct template name. Anyway, thanks for doing it for me :) DWaterson 20:27, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Image question from new uploader

Hi Bryan, thanks for your help. I have uploaded the image of Ednah Dow Littlehale Cheney it looks great. I am curious if I did the information section correct or not? Also I simply saved the picture from the source [2] to my computer files without asking the web site. Is that a problem? Daytrivia 13:28, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Just a question...

Well, I would like to know why the picture I did of a black hole have been removed. It is said that it have been removed for Copiright Violation but I created this pic. I can't violate my own copyrignt... I just don't get it... o.O

Please, note that it is just a question, not an injure or anything else!  ;-)

BdeC (Here is the deletion log for this pic) (here is the pic I created) The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) at 00:33, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Answered on User_talk:Bdec -- Bryan (talk to me) 08:18, 14 August 2007 (UTC)


Just a question, do you read the entire correspondence of OTRS permission emails (to get the context of the discussion) or just the final reply? Because you just "denied" at least six of my permission requests which have already been logged as okay in the OTRS system by another admin. PageantUpdater 09:20, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

What's the disagreement? The people are asked whether they agree to licensing it under the GFDL and they say yes. Can't see what the problem is. PageantUpdater 10:56, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

Image:Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52.jpg

Hello Bryan. Why removed you my image? This Picture is not from Google but out my collection cards with secret planes! There are not much available photograph material. Production of this plane had been annulated. If you can, talk with me on my profiel and pls Dutch! --Snipersnoop 15:32, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

CommonsDelinkerHelper not doing its job

Hoi Bryan. CommonsDelinkerHelper doet zijn werk niet op User:CommonsDelinker/commands. Groet, Siebrand 06:37, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

Image:Mohammed kaaba 1315.jpg

Why did you remove the duplicate tag from this? It is in fact duplicated as far as I can see? -Nard 06:31, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Image:ReactOS 0.3 - 11.jpg

Why did you remove this screenshot from Wikimedia Commons?

It was along all these other screenshots at the page ReactOS, but because of the missing image, there is a gap now. --Colin Finck 18:50, 17 August 2007 (UTC)


Hi Siebrand and Bryan. Thanks for Your explanations, that helped me to understand better. I will delete the concerned pictures in wikimedia and in the wikipedia article. But at second I will look for the answer if they nevertheless are usable against our today supposition. Cheers! --Uschu 06:53, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Nazgul image needs to be removed from here

Image:Witch King of Angmar.jpg was released under the GFDL and is used on English and Spanish Wikipedias, but since it's a derivative work (movie-based to boot), it can't stay here in Commons. I assume it's fine for Wikipedias only? Uthanc 09:59, 19 August 2007 (UTC)


I would like to know what licence to put in if the picture is the book cover. (same as in Wikipedia) --Passawuth 13:35, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

Deletion of Image:SingaporeStone-colourphoto.jpg

Hi, Bryan, I think your deletion of Image:SingaporeStone-colourphoto.jpg from the Commons was a mistake. You gave the reason "Wikipedia use only", which I take to mean that you believe that the copyright owner only licensed the photograph for use on Wikipedia. But that is not the case – you can see from my e-mail correspondence with them, which was reproduced on the talk page of the image, that I requested that the copyright owner license the photograph under the GFDL. Please undelete the image. Thanks. Cheers, Jacklee 17:44, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Hi, Bryan, thanks for your message. However, read in the context of my e-mail, to which the copyright owner of the image replied, isn't it clear that the photograph was intended to be licensed under the GFDL? Anyway, I'll contact the copyright owner again and clarify the situation. Cheers, Jacklee 20:07, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Niet leuk...

[2007-08-19 22:45:54] <CheckUsage(Thread-3, started)> Medail_argent.png used on 4132 pages
[2007-08-19 22:45:54] [.. lange regel met alle pagina's]
[2007-08-19 22:45:54] <CheckUsage(Thread-5, started)> Medail_or.png used on 4246 pages
[2007-08-19 22:45:54] <CheckUsage(Thread-5, started)> Medail_or.png used on 4246 pages
[2007-08-19 22:45:54] <CheckUsage(Thread-2, started)> Medail_bronze.png used on 4149 pages
[2007-08-19 22:45:55] <Logger(Thread-16, started)> Logging 'skipped' for Rugby_league_pass.jpg on David_Westley
[2007-08-19 22:45:55] <Delinker(Thread-8, started)> Delinking Rugby_league_pass.jpg from wikipedia:en
[2007-08-19 22:46:17] Deleted image: Image:Pausanius assassinates Philip during the procession into the theatre by Andre Castaigne (1898-1899) reduced.jpg

[ oops, waar waren we al die tijd mee bezig? ]

[2007-08-19 22:53:45] [.. lange regel met alle pagina's]
[2007-08-19 22:53:45] [.. lange regel met alle pagina's]
[2007-08-19 22:53:45] Deleted image: Image:Vthapsus sheet.JPG
Checked for running processes. 1 processes currently running, including the current process.
[2007-08-19 22:53:45] <Delinker(Thread-13, started)> Delinking Medail_argent.png from wikipedia:pl
[2007-08-19 22:53:54] <CheckUsage(Thread-2, started)> Pausanius_assassinates_Philip_during_the_procession_into_the_theatre_by_Andre_Castaigne_(1898-1899)_reduced.jpg used on 2 pages

[ oops, waar waren we al die tijd mee bezig? ]

[2007-08-19 22:57:51] <Delinker(Thread-9, started)> Delinking Medail_or.png from wikipedia:pl

[ oops, waar waren we al die tijd mee bezig? ]

[2007-08-19 23:04:48] <Delinker(Thread-10, started)> Usage of Pausanius_assassinates_Philip_during_the_procession_into_the_theatre_by_Andre_Castaigne_(1898-1899)_reduced.jpg: {('ro', 'wikipedia'): [(0L, u'Alexandru_cel_Mare', u'Alexandru_cel_Mare')], ('ru', 'wikipedia'): [(0L, u'\u0424\u0438\u043b\u0438\u043f\u043f_II_\u041c\u0430\u043a\u0435\u0434\u043e\u043d\u0441\u043a\u0438\u0439', u'\u0424\u0438\u043b\u0438\u043f\u043f_II_\u041c\u0430\u043a\u0435\u0434\u043e\u043d\u0441\u043a\u0438\u0439')]}

In top gebruikt het proces tussen 20% en 50% CPU. Ik vermoed dat er hier iets beter kan... In log.txt is dit rond regel 47100. Groet, Siebrand 22:52, 19 August 2007 (UTC)

CommonsDelinker is 10 minuten bezig in Delinker.replace_image. Het lijkt me een probleem met de hoeveelheid links op die pagina, maar ik ga er even verder na kijken. -- Bryan (talk to me) 17:25, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Category bot thingy

hist Toolserver status
Last update 1 July 2014
MySQL rosemary down
MySQL daphne down
MySQL yarrow down
Replag s1 N/A
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More information...

Heya Bryan :). Could you set up a category watch page for me so I can see the latest additions to Category:Unidentified plants? I'd deeply appreciate it. --SB_Johnny | PA! 23:10, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Sorry Bryan - I did some advertising and he is idle! I'll do it - cheers --Herby talk thyme 07:34, 22 August 2007 (UTC)
Ok, thanks :) Remembers me that I should write docs ;) Also just a quick note, due to database problems, it may or may not update :( -- Bryan (talk to me) 08:45, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Crocodile in the Moon.jpg

I do not quite understand why you wanted to break the bot. But I rolled you back and closed the thing. --ALE! ¿…? 09:52, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

One cannot make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.  :)   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 16:55, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

User talk:CommonsDelinker/commands/documentation

Ik heb wat ideeen voor nieuwe features opgeschreven. In potentie meer werk voor CommonsDelinkerHelper :) Groet, Siebrand 16:29, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Mwah, ooit :P -- Bryan (talk to me) 18:59, 22 August 2007 (UTC)


Hi...I want to ask if it allowed to use photoes from Flickr site or not?...thank you. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Proud Muslim (talk • contribs) at 20:41, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

You can use images from Flickr if they have a free license. Also see the upload page. Cheers! Siebrand 20:44, 22 August 2007 (UTC)
P.s. Please sign your messages with four tildes (~~~~).
Specifically those having an Attribution or Attribution-ShareAlike license. -- Bryan (talk to me) 14:51, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Hoi Bryan. Kan jij als je voor 17.00 shelltoegang hebt in de bestaande screen (-2) van mijn gebruiker op toolserver opnieuw starten? Ik vermoed dat hij een klein crashje niet heeft overleefd :) Dank. Groet, Siebrand 09:39, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Done. Toolserver schijnt gereboot te zijn? -- Bryan (talk to me) 12:59, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
Hmm, dat zou kunnen. Als dat zo is, wil je dan ook de andere bots opstarten? Staat in het tekstbestand in mijn userfolder. Alvast dank. 5 bots in totaal... Groet, Siebrand 13:43, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
✓ Done -- Bryan (talk to me) 14:12, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

DRBot not running?

Hi Bryan!

I noticed that DRBot was not running for a while? Will this situation persist? Should I archive manually for the moment? --ALE! ¿…? 12:26, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Flickr upload bot problems

The flickr upload bot appears to have problems too, in case you're not aware. I have pasted the error message that I get:

500 Internal Server Error
An error has occured. Additionally, an error has occured generating an error report.
<!-- Traceback (most recent call last): File "", line 144, in flickr tb = cgitb.text(sys.exc_info()) File "/home/bryan/local/lib/python2.5/", line 202, in text records = inspect.getinnerframes(etb, context) File "/home/bryan/local/lib/python2.5/", line 862, in getinnerframes framelist.append((tb.tb_frame,) + getframeinfo(tb, context)) File "/home/bryan/local/lib/python2.5/", line 826, in getframeinfo lines, lnum = findsource(frame) File "/home/bryan/local/lib/python2.5/", line 495, in findsource if pat.match(lines[lnum]): break IndexError: list index out of range Status: 500 Interal Server Error Content-Type: text/html

No need to reply to me except to update everyone. Royalbroil 16:31, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Works again. -- Bryan (talk to me) 12:51, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Language policy for categories


Answering your request, I list you some useful links about language policy in Commons:

General pages:

Events of some interest:

--Juiced lemon 20:38, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

Commons delinker error

Your bot wrote that Image:100 0774.JPG was replaced by Image:Blintz frying.jpg. Actually, it should be the other way around. The first image is my original upload, and the second does not properly cite attribution and is lower resolution. I don't know why this happened, but you might want to figure it out. Andre (talk) 21:05, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

It also went around changing it on all the Wikis using it. This is a bug with a pretty big effect. Andre (talk) 21:09, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

Andere aanpak

Misschien moeten we proberen een patch in MediaWiki te krijgen om in de database aan te geven of media echt in de pagina zelf staat, of er via een sjabloon in terecht is gekomen. Dat zou best wel helpen bij heel veel botacties. Hetzelfde geldt eigenlijk voor interne links. Groet, Siebrand 22:23, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Image + Fuck = Image:Fuck.jpg. Dit voorbeeld heeft geen werkelijke pagina waar de afbeelding in staat. Gaat helaas niet werken :( -- Bryan (talk to me) 07:08, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

CommonsDelinker bug

Zie deze edit. Siebrand 08:48, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Hij hikt ook een beetje op het moment. Geen idee hoe te fixen, dus ik heb het even zo gelaten. Ik vermoed dat er zoveel threads gaan knallen dat hij stil komt te staan. Type error hieronder. Kan je het maken? Groet, Siebrand 21:16, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
[2007-08-30 21:14:38] <Delinker(Thread-8, started)> Usage of 2006_fIFA_WORLD_CUP.jpg: {('es', 'wikipedia'): [(0L, u'2006_FIFA_World_Cup_(videojuego)', u'2006_FIFA_World_Cup_(videojuego)')]}
[2007-08-30 21:14:38] <__main__.SummaryCache object at 0x2b68b9540950> Fetching new summary for wikipedia:es
[2007-08-30 21:14:38] An exception occured in <Delinker(Thread-8, started)>
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 265, in do
  File "", line 94, in delink_image
    if (site.lang, == (,
AttributeError: 'Delinker' object has no attribute 'CommmonsDelinker'

Thank you for expressing your opinion

Thank you for your expressing your opinion at Commons:Administrators/Requests and votes/Jeff G.!   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 11:13, 31 August 2007 (UTC)