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Does this support level 4 headings? 2 and 3 are listed as options, but no mention of other levels which are included/excluded. It seems not to, which is problematic since b:RFP uses level 4 headings; can support be added? – Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 01:01, 4 March 2008 (UTC)


Hi - I'm confused by the licenses on this image. The image had a {{CopyrightedFreeUse}} license but then you added two more restrictive licenses. I don't see why the GFDL or CC licenses would apply if there is no restriction on the image in the first place. Could you explain or clarify? Thanks! -SCEhardT 17:21, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:Toronto Old City Hall at dusk.jpg

Hi. I must be doing something wrong. Uploading this image does not seem to work. This is my second attempt (previous try at Image:Toronto Old City Hall at night.jpg). How am I screwing this up? --Skeezix1000 22:26, 6 March 2008 (UTC)

Ahhh. Didn't notice that. Glad to know the error was not me. --Skeezix1000 19:58, 7 March 2008 (UTC)


Searching the internet for info on the bird "João-de-Barro" I found the information tag that «Wikimedia Commons as more about the João-de-Barro". But after opening the connection there was actually no further info from you. Please check.


Raul Guerreiro Germany

Removed broken link from pt:João-de-barro. -- Bryan (talk to me) 13:18, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Costa Rica

Hi, I don't know where to turn with this request since I'm not too active here on commons, but I thought I might ask you and get redirected to right place. Anyway, I would like an incorporated map/flag of Costa Rica, like the pictures in Category:Maps incorporating flags. However, I'm not very good when it comes to creating such a map, and I wonder if there is anywhere I could turn to get help with this? /Natox 19:35, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

However, the state seal is a part of the flag, but I agree, it was quite ugly and if you could create a better version it would be welcome. /Natox 21:52, 9 March 2008 (UTC)
Nice work! Thanks! Natox 21:56, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

A number of images requiring some sort of confirmation

Image:Delta Goodrem Melbourne 1.jpg
Image:Delta Goodrem Melbourne 2.jpg
Image:Delta Goodrem Melbourne 3.jpg
Image:Delta Goodrem Melbourne 4.jpg
Image:Delta Goodrem Melbourne 5.jpg
Image:Delta Goodrem Melbourne 6.jpg
Image:Delta Goodrem Melbourne 7.jpg
Image:Delta Goodrem Melbourne 8.jpg
Image:Delta Goodrem Melbourne 9.jpg
Image:Delta Goodrem Melbourne 10.jpg
Image:Delta Goodrem Melbourne 11.jpg
Image:Delta Goodrem Melbourne 12.jpg
Image:Delta Goodrem Melbourne 13.jpg

These have been flagged by User:FlickreviewR because they are categorized as "All Rights Reserved" on flickr. However, I have personally contacted the author of the images, and in this message [1], she has released them under the GFDL and cc-by-sa-2.5. Can you get rid of the warning? Thank you very much. TheKillerAngel 22:29, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks TheKillerAngel 18:52, 14 March 2008 (UTC)


Might it be possible to update this, whenever you have a chance? I'm kinda curious to see where I'm at now. :) -Ebyabe 00:06, 14 March 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for your comment.

We don't know which GI took the photo. But we know that the only people present after the skirmish were American GIs, the illiterate Pashtun militia men who accompanied them. There is some speculation that a CIA official may have accompanied the Green Berets. But an image taken by a CIA official would also be a {{PD-USGov}} image.

Some wire services and other media companies try to claim copyright on images that are clearly in the public domain. The Toronto Star seems to have removed the article -- possibly in reaction to "think of the children" comments. My recollection is that the Star did not claim copyright on the image, and published it without any credits.

Cheers! Geo Swan 20:35, 17 March 2008 (UTC)



Because you have editer Template:PermissionOTRS, I suppose you can anwser to my question :p

It could be useful to see <template error: no id or ticket is specified> when there is no ticket number or link.

Cheers.--Bapti 17:26, 18 March 2008 (UTC)



I have just used Delinker to do a couple of Univeral Replaces, and am getting the message(on the old image page) "This image has been replaced using universal replace, but universal replace is quite broken. Do not delete without checking its usage!" Can you help? --MichaelMaggs 16:59, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Well, since the images were already deleted, I could not check whether it was actually working. I'll look at it when I see it, and if necessary remove the message :) -- Bryan (talk to me) 19:10, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
Have a look for example at Image:Sashimi for sale.JPG. That was supposed to be replaced, but wasn't deleted and is still there but with a new message added to it. --MichaelMaggs 19:22, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
Hmm... Apparently still broken. I'll look at it in the weekend. -- Bryan (talk to me) 19:24, 20 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks. Could you also have a look at similar messages which appear several times on Image:Acanthochondria cornuta.jpg? Thanks. --MichaelMaggs 19:28, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Help, I am being attacked

Hello. Not a registered user, trying to remove a copyvio page from commons, but all I get is reverts. Being accused of being a sockpuppet of a banned user, which seems more like an excuse to cover up a misdeed of the copyvio.

This is a violation and they try to keep putting in a dubious copy tag(that it was published before 1954 - no only created) and the caption they keep restoring to is not the original one, they are removing original caption, hence vandalizing. Please help ... 18:04, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

  • also see how many violations from this user have already been deleted: 18:08, 23 March 2008 (UTC) Bold text

Status of images

User:FrankDrebin has uploaded a number of photos from a website. I have not been able to trace the copyright for them. Are these images ok on the commons? There is a note on his user page from you about an email, but it does not help to clarify anything there. 10:18, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

User:FrankDebrin is the owner of the website and the same person as mentioned in the credits. I confirmed this via the email on the website. Regards, -- Bryan (talk to me) 13:53, 24 March 2008 (UTC)


I previously posted this on help - I am accused of bein a puppet and an Armenian banned user. Can you help me? Obvious issue of incorrect copytag and falsyfing original image caption is an issue. 16:44, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

flic to commons bot

I Got error messages (self=<flup.server.scgi_base.Request object at 0x9f0050>) and more, when I uploaded the image a second time because of a bad name. Snowmanradio 00:10, 25 March 2008 (UTC)


Hi Bryan, thanks a lot for your flickr/upload tool, it's really great and easy to use! After your recent improvements I've got 3 minor notes:

  1. originally posted to '''[[Flickr|Flickr]]''' as … – you could remove the redundant second |Flickr from that line, or you could fix the link to [[:Category:Flickr|Flickr]].
  2. error messages are not really understandable for normal users; maybe you could add some shortened hints like "this image has been uploaded already" or so.
  3. a very neat addition would be an option to add [[Category:]] to the last text field by clicking some button or so (as it is done per Common.js on every page here); this would spare further 'stupid typing' time :)

Again, many thanks. - Tldtld 20:18, 25 March 2008 (UTC)


Hello Bryan, would you be so kind to tell me how to edit a system text, please? I can't find the page to edit a message in german for sub-category entries: In a category like Category:Hamburg it says


Diese Kategorie enthält die folgenden 34 Unterkategorien (von insgesamt 34 Kategorie). 

There is a wrong phrase at the end, it must be Kategorien if more than one sub-categories are available. --GeorgHHtalk   21:55, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Yes, it looks that Raymond changed the code exact for this issue, thanks for your quick response. --GeorgHHtalk   22:14, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

Fast deletion

I would be grateful, Bryan, if you would take a look at User_talk:ABF#Image:Knoxville sign2.jpg; an exchange I just had with User:ABF. I am still unclear as to why such action was taken so rapidly and without notice. Is that the normal procedure for this robot? Thank you for any information you can provide. Tim Ross 17:01, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

Neither art nor science - just ordinary

Moved to Commons_talk:Picture_of_the_Year/2007#Neither_art_nor_science_-_just_ordinary -- Bryan (talk to me) 19:49, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

Problem with

Hi! Could you help me finding the reason for the following error message with the CommonsDelinker, please:

Checked for running processes. 1 processes currently running, including the curr
ent process.
[2008-03-28 01:43:26] Running $Id$
[2008-03-28 01:43:33] This bot runs from: wikipedia:hu
[2008-03-28 01:44:03] All workers started
[2008-03-28 01:46:46] Deleted image: Kép:118828022 c9dc446e03.jpg
[2008-03-28 01:46:55] An exception occured in <CheckUsage(Thread-2, started)>
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "commonsdelinker\", line 512, in do
  File "commonsdelinker\", line 497, in check_usage
  File "commonsdelinker\", line 354, in get_usage_live
  File "commonsdelinker\", line 172, in query_api
    res = conn.query_api(host, path, **kwargs)
  File "commonsdelinker\", line 151, in query_api
Error: (u'unknown_list', u"Unrecognised value for parameter 'list'")

--Dami 00:49, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Hi Bryan, Thanks for your help! I have one more problem, but this might be on my side, so could you please advise me, what to do about it? The problem seems to be with converting spaces to underscores in the titles of images:

Checked for running processes. 1 processes currently running, including the curr
ent process.
[2008-03-29 12:33:51] Running $Id: 5097 2008-03-01 18:43:41Z btongmi
nh $
[2008-03-29 12:34:12] This bot runs from: wikipedia:hu
[2008-03-29 12:34:22] All workers started
[2008-03-29 12:35:02] Deleted image: Kép:Csapat mortel k.jpg
[2008-03-29 12:35:02] Deleted image: Kép:Csapat pigniczki k.jpg
[2008-03-29 12:35:08] <CheckUsage(Thread-3, started)> Csapat_mortel_k.jpg used o
n 0 pages
[2008-03-29 12:35:14] An exception occured in <CheckUsage(Thread-12, started)>
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "commonsdelinker\", line 512, in do
  File "commonsdelinker\", line 497, in check_usage
  File "c:\pywikipedia\commonsdelinker\", line 355, in get_usage_li
    title = usage['title'].replace(' ', '_')
TypeError: string indices must be integers

--Dami 11:40, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Hi! Thank you. I feel terrible to bother you, because now the situation is the reverse as before: Now it works fine if the image is used, but returns an error if the image is not used. If this error is not killing the checkusage threads, then I don't care about it, but if it is, could you please look into it?
Checked for running processes. 1 processes currently running, including the curr
ent process.
[2008-03-29 13:24:26] Running $Id: 5097 2008-03-01 18:43:41Z btongmi
nh $
[2008-03-29 13:24:28] This bot runs from: wikipedia:hu
[2008-03-29 13:24:38] All workers started
[2008-03-29 13:25:21] Deleted image: Kép:Ashura.jpg
[2008-03-29 13:25:35] <CheckUsage(Thread-3, started)> Ashura.jpg used on 1 pages

[2008-03-29 13:25:35] <Delinker(Thread-17, started)> Usage of Ashura.jpg: {('hu'
, 'wikipedia'): [(0, u'Ashura', u'Ashura')]}
[2008-03-29 13:25:35] <delinker.SummaryCache object at 0x0103A130> Fetching new
summary for wikipedia:hu
[2008-03-29 13:25:39] <Delinker(Thread-17, started)> Delinking Ashura.jpg from w
Changing page [[hu:Ashura]]
[2008-03-29 13:25:46] Deleted image: Kép:Csokkeno l.JPG
[2008-03-29 13:25:47] An exception occured in <CheckUsage(Thread-3, started)>
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "commonsdelinker\", line 512, in do
  File "commonsdelinker\", line 497, in check_usage
  File "commonsdelinker\", line 354, in get_usage_live
    for usage in usages.itervalues():
AttributeError: 'list' object has no attribute 'itervalues'
[2008-03-29 13:25:56] Deleted image: Kép:Csoregabor.jpg
[2008-03-29 13:26:02] An exception occured in <CheckUsage(Thread-12, started)>
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "commonsdelinker\", line 512, in do
  File "commonsdelinker\", line 497, in check_usage
  File "commonsdelinker\", line 354, in get_usage_live
    for usage in usages.itervalues():
AttributeError: 'list' object has no attribute 'itervalues'

--Dami 12:31, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Thank you, now it works fine!--Dami 18:08, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

Geert Wilders photo

Bryan, sorry to bother appear to be the only Dutch-speaking admin available at the moment. I had a question about Image:Geert Wilders CZ.jpg, currently linked by the cs and ar Wikipedias. It's currently tagged as lacking a source and seems to have a bad license as well. The original copy seems to come from nl:Afbeelding:Geert Wilders.jpg, and this has also been copied from there to en:Image:Geert Wilders.jpg, cs:Soubor:Geert Wilders CZ.jpg, fa:تصویر:Geert Wilders.jpg, and tr:Resim:Geert Wilders.jpg. The Dutch page seems to indicate that it was provided by Wilders' office, and mentions both the GFDL and public domain. There does not seem to be any link to permission. Would you mind terribly taking a look to see if the licenses can be fixed (I'm happy to help) or if these various copies of the image should be deleted? Thanks! Kelly 20:18, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

The permission on the Dutch Wikipedia is not sufficient. The uploader asked Wilders' office for a "rights free image" and got the image sent. I did not see the image permission, but I doubt it is sufficient and I think it is only a release for press purposed. -- Bryan (talk to me) 20:57, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, Bryan! I will take care of the image at en you know what should be done about the copies at fa and tr? (Or the original at nl, for that matter)? Kelly 21:01, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
I don't know, but I asked clarification from the original uploader. Will follow up on this later. -- Bryan (talk to me) 21:03, 28 March 2008 (UTC)


Bryan, could you please give me the OTRS ticket ID of the e-mail User:Benjism89 sent tp permission-commons regarding the WEF images?[2] It appears indeed that the WEF has released their images as CC-BY-SA, and that they mean it. (There was some confusion because they initially had licensed their images as CC-BY-SA + "no archive, no resale", then as CC-BY-SA, then switched to CC-BY-NC-SA, before finally settling on CC-BY-SA now.) I'd like to close these WEF requests as soon as possible. Thank you. Lupo 21:16, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:Provoost anne 01.jpg/ User:MarQ

Could you please help this user, (s)he insists to discuss the permission for this image in dutch and you seem to be the only dutch-speaking admin around.

The image is from a cc-by-nc website, and I was a bit triggerhappy initially and speedydeleted it. I've since restored it after MarQ declared there was a permission from Provoost, but that needs to be sorted out (in dutch....). Dank U. Finn Rindahl 12:41, 31 March 2008 (UTC)