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User talk:Denniss/Archive 8#Special:Diff/120338779[edit]

Seems like you overlooked my question there …    FDMS  4    08:13, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Djibouti FOP[edit]

I had filed this DR assuming that Djibouti, had no FOP. But I see that the uploader changed Djibouti's FOP laws here...before I filed the DR. Is the uploader's edit correct--or should it be reverted? The picture in the photo I took is not incidental as it is the focus of the photographer's camera. Djibouti's FOP statement now seems a bit unclear--as what is incidental?

Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 04:34, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Sleeping Giant - Quinnipiac Trail Tower Photo[edit]

Definitely my photo. Let me know what I need to do to tag it with appropriate Commons license, etc. I can no longer find the photo on Wikimedia -- I know it was referenced from some Wikipedia articles.

--H. Morrow Long (talk) 20:30, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

My sassy girl pictures[edit]

Hi Denniss, I put these pictures because when I surch on the web, I found with Creative commons license, so I believe that I can put on the web. I put the picture about Jun Ji-Hyun because she is the main actres; I do that for a work of my university, later I will delate it.

No, because unfortunately a lot of pictures have been pirated on the web and "released" under a false license by someone claiming to be the copyright owner, when in fact they most likely stole the copyright from someone else without asking permission. Around here it is often called license laundering. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 09:32, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Need your input[edit]

Hi Denniss! Auf der Diskussionsseite von User:Никола Питерский steht noch ein unblock request. Wie stehst Du dazu? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:13, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Zum Einen ist die Begründung für einen zu erfolgenden Unblock reichlich kurz und zum Anderen ist der indeffed in der russischen Wikipedia für 'destructive + unethical behavior'. Das geht also gar nicht. --Denniss (talk) 07:22, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
War mir eigentlich klar. Wollte Dir nur die Moeglichkeit geben Dich zu aeussern. Gesuch wird dem entsprechend abgelehnt. :) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 17:26, 11 April 2014 (UTC)


I really want to know where did you find this picture in the web, cause it's own work.--Tercerista (talk) 15:59, 17 April 2014 (UTC)


Hello Denniss,

You added a tag labeling one of my images as unsourced, but in fact I clearly labeled the source of File:BriarcliffManorCompilation.png as "own work" and the author as User:Ɱ. Whatever evidence you need that I personally photographed all of these locations and put them into this compilation on GIMP, I can provide.

Thank you. --ɱ (talk) 10:27, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Nowhere on the page is a statement that this compilation is based on your own images, we have many "own work" compilation using images taken from everywhere that have to be sourced or deleted. Please add this statement and remove the no source template. Even better would be the addition of links to the source images. --Denniss (talk) 10:51, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
Well I haven't put the original images anywhere on the Web yet, the only exception being File:AllSaintsBriarcliff.jpg. I'll add the statement. Thanks for clearing this up. --ɱ (talk) 10:59, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Deletion query[edit]

I see that three photos on my watchlist, all with "Centre of New Zealand" in the file name, have been deleted. I suspect that I uploaded these, given that they were on my watchlist. What was the concern with those photos? If I was indeed the uploader, should I be notified if there are concerns? Schwede66 21:19, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

AFAIR these were incomplete uploads, just the filepage but no image. --Denniss (talk) 21:20, 27 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I remember the upload bot not performing the other day. Given that it records the link to the photo, it would be easy enough to upload those photos manually. Would you mind restoring the three files? Schwede66 22:54, 27 April 2014 (UTC)
Just to let you know that the files showed up on my watchlist (thanks!) and I have dealt with them. Schwede66 18:48, 3 May 2014 (UTC)

Disculpa, has borrado una imagen que subí a la página de Ezequiel Montalt, y no entiendo porque, trabajo para Ezequiel y esa foto es propiedad suya. Tiene derechos sobre ella, puesto que se trata de una imagen de su propiedad, no me parece bien que se pueda borrar una imagen porque sí, sin dar opción y destrozar el trabajo de otra persona y los deseos de la persona que cede su imagen para wikipedia.

Te ruego restablezcas la imagen, no hablo correctamente inglés, hablo en español y para mí es mucho mas difícil entender todo esto. O dame una solución que pueda hacer para que haya una imagen en el perfil de Ezequiel. Muchas gracias y Saludos!

Answer at your 58 remarks[edit]

Guten Tag

Thanks for all the 58 remarks about the media I put on Commons wiki. Concerning the source of the media I have intermingled where I found the media and the one whom made the picture. I have changed that information for all the media you have indicated. I hope it's OK for a max of them. I have changed all of them excepted:

  • N° 1 Technical shaft. It was a shaft from a skyscraper in Dubai, but I think photos from tower in Dubai are not accepted. It can be cancelled; but I think it’s already done.
  • N° 2 Tour al Hamra à Kowet. I think it’s already cancelled. I am going to prepare another one.
  • N° 3 Hotel Marina Bay à Singapour. I think it’s already cancelled. Another one was prepared on Commons to be accepted N° 19.
  • N° 4 Vieux gazomètre à Zwickau. I think it’s already cancelled. Another one was prepared on Commons to be accepted N° 57.
  • N° 5 La tour Khalifa à Dubaï. Dito Tecnical shaft. Already cancelled.
  • N° 6 Tuyau en bois calorifugé. Already cancelled. The remarks from the man in charge at that time said the photo was not clear. I did à new scan and that new photo is on Commons to be accepted N° 28.
  • N° 7 La tour de l’hôtel Burj el Arab in Dubaï. Dito Tecnical shaft. Already cancelled.
  • N° 8 to 20 Sources have been changed.
  • N° 21 Pipe from the National Museum in Berlin. I gave on the source the references given by the museum. I don’t what to do else. “If you like, the credit line is: (c) Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - PK, ÄM 23716” Klaus Finneiser. Please tell me.
  • N° 22 to 27 Sources have been changed.
  • N° 28 and 29 Tuyau en bois calorifugés d’Alaska and Maison des compagnons d’Anger. These two photos are « my own work”, I think it’s a mistake from the computer.
  • N° 29 to 41 Sources have been changed.
  • N° 42 I think the photo was cancelled. I cannot found it on Commons.
  • N° 43 to 45 Sources have been changed.
  • N° 46 La tour de l’Honneur de Lesparre. I think the photo was cancelled. I cannot found it on commons. But I went on that city and took a photo which is on Commons “on my own”.
  • N° 47 to 58 Sources have been changed.

If you are following the draft “brouillon” of my article about “Le Plombier et son Histoire “ or “The plumber and is History”, you can see that the text is finished. As soon as the photos I am introducing in the text will be accepted on commons Wikimedia, I will be able to put the article on Wikipedia (I don’t know yet how, but I’ll find!). Sorry for my English, which is not very good, but I am a French plumber! Best regards. Le plombier du désert.

Remarks on my media[edit]

Monday may 5th 2014. Guten Tag, On saturday 3rd may 2014, I made an answer to yours 58 remarks on the media I put on commons wikimedia; you can see the document on your talk section. This morning, 5 05 2014, I have changed the sources of the media n° 59 and 60, you have done the remarks. Sincerely. Le plombier du désert.

AN thread[edit]

Hi—this is just to alert you to the fact that there is a discussion concerning your behaviour on the matter of the status of Kosovo taking place at the Administrators' noticeboard. odder (talk) 10:10, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

JPG-Wappen der ehemaligen Gemeinden des Landkreises Coburg[edit]

Hallo Denniss, jemand hat [1] hier aus mir nicht nachvollziehbaren Gründen zehn jpg-Wappen gelöscht. Sie dienten als Quelle und Vorlage zur Erstellung von SVG´s - Kannst du sie wieder herstellen? Gruß --Juergenk59 (talk) 11:21, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Scheinbar lokal auf de gelöscht, bitte frage den löschenden Admin de:Benutzer:Brackenheim danach. --Denniss (talk) 12:20, 7 May 2014 (UTC)
Vielen Dank, aber Brackenheim wollte oder konnte nicht weiterhelfen. Maxxl2 hat eine Vorlage, wie z.B hier zu sehen geschaffen, damit zukünftig Wappen nicht mehr so schnell gelöscht werden. Gruß--Juergenk59 (talk) 11:23, 8 May 2014 (UTC)
Gibt's keine Hilfe bei de:Wikipedia:Löschprüfung? --Denniss (talk) 11:35, 8 May 2014 (UTC)


Hallo! Ich antworte direkt auch (doppelt) in deiner Diskussion. Danke für deinen Hinweis und deine Aufmerksamkeit. Leider habe ich keinen direkten Einfluss auf den generierten Text, denn ich nutze Commonist zum Hochladen. (Zugegeben, man sieht die Verwendung von Commonist nicht.) Das Tool ist ein wenige eleganter als der Online-Upload. Aber leider hat er u. a. die beiden von dir bemerkten Nachteile. (Aber das sind weniger Nachteile, als der Online-Upload/Upload-Wizard hat.) Da ich diese Problematik kenne, habe ich mir einen (genehmigten) Bot geschrieben, der im Nachgang auch die von dir angemerkten Korrekturen anbringt. Auch zusätzliche Kategorien werden dann gesetzt und andere Unzulänglichkeiten beseitigt. Es ist für mich deutlich einfacher, erst einmal mit Commonist hochzuladen und dann im Nachgang zu korrigieren. Es kann allerdings passieren, dass zwischen den beiden Gängen mehrere Tage (oder auch mal Wochen) liegen. Derzeit läuft noch ein Upload und deine Anmerkungen kamen mitten im Upload. ;-) Also Geduld (und keine Sorge), die Korrekturen kommen.--XRay talk 14:09, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Ein Nachtrag: Klar, ich versuche auch, unnötige Bot-Aufrufe zu verhindern. Aber gleichzeitig versuche ich, möglichst wenig fehleranfällige Handarbeit auszuführen. Solltest du einen besseren Upload-Weg kennen als den Online-Weg (immer schwierig mit mehreren Bildern und recht viel Aufwand beim Eintragen von Kategorien und individuellen Angaben - es läuft einfach mit unserer langsamen Internetanbindung nicht fehlerfrei, wenn es über mehrere Stunden hinweg Bilder hochladen soll) oder Commonist (nicht ganz optimales Format, aber einfacher bei der Eingabe), bin ich für einen Tipp dankbar. Ein eigenes Upload-Skript habe ich bisher leider nicht geschrieben, welches einerseits das gewünschte Format schreibt und andererseits auch die EXIF-Daten zur Kategorisierung auswertet.--XRay talk 14:21, 9 May 2014 (UTC)

Removal of separators between multiple deletion requests[edit]

I notice you removed the separators between separate deletion requests for a particular user that were on the same page.

The second one took place later and was decided separately. I don't understand what benefit this change makes- it makes the two different requests harder to differentiate- but perhaps you could explain? Thank you. Ubcule (talk) 16:05, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

I reverted the edits to the deletion nomination and closures because every single discussion says to make no changes to the discussion. I quote from the header visible to any user at the top of the page: This deletion debate is now closed. Please do not make any edits to this archive. You can read the deletion policy... I see absolutely no reason to change a deletion discussion in spite of bold red text saying not to and hence the reversion. I would additionally suggest that changing deletion discussions for any reason ever again is highly unrecommended as the policy instructions at the top of each closed DR states. Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 16:18, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
Additional; had not realised when I made that first comment that Denniss was an administrator, and therefore more likely to have known what he was doing. I'd still probably have asked anyway, though! :-) Ubcule (talk) 18:20, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
With these intersections the Delreq handler does not work, that's why I removed them to correctly close the DR on the affected pages. And this did not affect the DR discussion as the statements of the closing admins were kept intact and the discussion closed.--Denniss (talk) 20:18, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
I disagree that it doesn't affect the discussion, as it makes the separation between two different (albeit related) requests harder to follow. However, I understand your reasoning if the change was necessary to close the DR. Hopefully some kind person will fix the delreq handler so that this isn't required.
As mentioned, I had not originally noticed that you were an admin and wrongly assumed you were an ordinary user, possibly "helpfully" tidying things up! That's why I'd asked Ellin Beltz to contribute, since she's an admin- with more assumed experience and authority on this sort of matter. OTOH, if I'd noticed you were an admin too, I'd have assumed there was probably a good reason for the change... which there was, of course!
All the best, Ubcule (talk) 13:35, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Why were my files deleted?[edit]

Hello! Just want to know why my files were removed? Did I do something wrong? I happened to attend the the Film Festival in Krakow where Cumberbatch was at last May 10. I took the photos myself with my camera. Here are my tickets: Alextheweirdo (talk) 09:28, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

File:Gabriel Garcia Marquez 4.jpg[edit]

Dear Admin Denniss,

Would you be willing to mark this image and pass or fail it? I am not sure if it dates to the 1980s or to 2005 or who took the picture but flickr account owner says in the 9 more comments section of the source that he finally added this photo to his collection. His other images on his account seem to be ARR. Best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 21:42, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

It has remained in picasa human review limbo.

Kind Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 03:06, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: Thanks for marking the flickr image. Perhaps you know what to do with the picasa image I mentioned. Best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 07:08, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
I can't review it if it's not available anymore. I don't know if the given link was ever valid as it doesn't look like a standard image link (at least not for me). --Denniss (talk) 11:05, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Cover Images[edit]

Dear Denniss,

I assume that most of these cover images are free for Commons use and not copyrighted images. If not, someone should consider filing a mass DR to images with no COM:OTRS tickets. Best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 20:31, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

Kind Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 20:35, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

  • Thanks for your review here. Best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 04:38, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Is there any copyright packaging issues with this image? Its not a standard design. Best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 05:40, 24 May 2014 (UTC)
Maybe, maybe not. I don't see an urgent need for a DR. --Denniss (talk) 12:14, 24 May 2014 (UTC)
  • OK. I passed the image in this case. Kind Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 21:16, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Re/File tagging File:Stade Habib Bouakeul.jpg[edit]

Merci pour le message. Concernant la photo, Je suis l'auteur et le propriétaire, aussi mon nom est Fayçal Boutenzar et je suis le propriétaire du compte qui a publié l'image sur flickr. J'ai changé l'affichage du nom du propriétaire sur l'image, j'avais pas fait attention à cela, merci de m'avoir prévenu. --Faycal.09 (talk) 08:30, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Je suis nouveau sur le site Flickr et je ne connais pas bien son fonctionnement. J'ai due charger à nouveau l'image après avoir fait certaines rectifications, J'ai pris cette photo en janvier 2014 et non pas en 2011. --Faycal.09 (talk) 09:00, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Image for Jan Johnstone[edit]

I notice that you've deleted images "Jan Johnstone" because you found them on the web.  If you'd bothered to follow procedure and notify my that you intended to delete the images, I would have explained to you that I emailed the person in question and, in order to obtain appropriately licensed images for Wikimedia use, asked them to publish one of the photos on Flickr.  They responded by being kind enough to post all of the images from their website on Flickr with the required CC BY-SA license (as indicated in the attribution on the uploaded image).  If absolutely necessary, I could even forward the email (sent from the email address listed on their website) where they advised me of that Flickr address where they published the photos.  Why wouldn't you put a message on my talk page, asking about it, before running all over Wikipedia/commons/my user page and deleting images?  Who R you? (talk) 15:47, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

revert incorrect "cleanup"[edit]

Hallo Denniss, warum? -- Perhelion 19:44, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Lizenz entfernt mit Deinem Cleanup. --Denniss (talk) 22:23, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
Gut, das war ein Versehen an anderer Stelle das ich nicht erklären kann. PS: Nichts für ungut ich frage immer noch mal sicherheitshalber dumm nach. :P

✓ Done -- Perhelion 23:25, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Deleting my first contribution[edit]

Hi, I don't understand why you deleted my first contribution to the Wikimedia Commons.

The image was my creation it does not breach copyright and I released it to the Public Domain. Why did you delete it? It had no content that could be considered offensive.

Rupert. PS I was just about to upload a series of another image that I had spent 2 days creating but now I don't think I will bother. Not a good way to encourage new users.

Hi Rupert I am more also coinciding with your issues as well. I had posted also into wikipedia many Radio and information and they deleted it. Is the first time I do Radio in 22 years as a Queen Fan and I have to be angry about I would use my own methods of creations and other sites as well. They push that way to do so and I am a local student which is now not recommending wikipedia. Such as really awkward reports. As well.

Andrés Ardito. if you delete the page I would go on legally issues and there are many ppl angry with these issues.

About File:Ouidah banner.jpg[edit]

You send me a message because of a problem with source informations about File:Ouidah banner.jpg . I don't see the problem with this file. You have the name of the source file in wikimédia commons (maybe you needed a link ? I just make one) and authors of the file are written. What's wrong with this file ? It's not clear for me …

Also, if you know an equivalent to DerivateFX that doesn't work anymore to upload derivative work faster, it would be helpful for me and for wikimédia commons, it's a pain to copy information from the source to the derivative work, and it's not also a very nice presentation.

Thank you for your answer. Inkey (talk) 14:58, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

File:Coccinelles MHR championnes 2014.jpg.[edit]

Bonjour Deniss, (je m'excuse d'écrire en français, mais je pense que vous comprendrez le message). Les choses sont très claires : le fichier vient de Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) : galerie. Les auteurs sont l'équipe féminine de rugby du MHR (Montpellier Hérault rugby) dont le surnom est : les cocc's du mhr (les coccinelles du MHR). C'est donc un auteur "collectif" et je n'ai fait que reprendre les indications accompagnant la photo... J'avais dû renommer la photo car elle n'avait pas de nom (seulement un numéro). Il n'y a absolument aucun problème (et puis je sais comment fonctionne Flickr). Cordialement. --34 super héros (talk) 17:24, 31 May 2014 (UTC)


das ist glaub ich eine ziemlich nervige Arbeit die du da grade machst mit der Durchsicht und den ganzen Wiederherstellungen. Danke dafür! Holger1959 (talk) 00:21, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Ehrlich gesagt, ich weiß nicht ob es den Aufwand wert ist. Ich denke das Foto oben auf seiner Benutzerseite macht klar, um was für einen es sich hier handelt. Zudem hat der dahinter stehende Benutzer auch auf :de eine Geschichte, Arcy, de:Wikipedia:Schiedsgericht/Anfragen/Entsperrung Arcy, wie ich zugegebenermaßen erst kürzlich entdeckt habe. --Túrelio (talk) 07:55, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
Ehrlich gesagt, scheinst Du keine Ahnung davon zu haben welchen Aufwand die jahrelange Arbeit an Bildern macht. Weiterhin scheint Dir die Anonymität in der Wikipedia scheissegal zu sein. Anders kann die Nennung des Benutzernamens Arcy nicht gewertet werden. Drittens solltest Du endlich erhrlicherweise auf CC 4 wechseln. Heinz-Josef Lücking (talk) 08:23, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Falls du das Commons:Forum#Illegale_Verwendung_meiner_Bilder noch nicht gesehen hattest. --Túrelio (talk) 07:45, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Löschung Smiderkal-Bild[edit]

Kannst du mich über den genauen Lizenzmangel im Smiderkal-File, das du gelöscht hast, bitte informieren. Roland Smiderkal hat explizit die freie Verwendung mit folgenden Worten erlaubt: "Dieser Inhalt ist unter einer Creative Commons-Lizenz lizenziert. Darüberhinaus ist eine Nutzung in der Wikipedia zu den dortigen Lizenzbedingungen ausdrücklich erlaubt." Für mich ist nicht zu ergründen, wo da ein Mangel liegen könnte! Ich habe auch nirgends eine Frage oder eine Diskussion dazu gesehen, nur jetzt die Löschungsmitteilung erhalten! Warst du da nicht gerade etwas übereifrig? -- Gürbetaler (talk) 18:38, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

File:Be-200 (3848549901).jpg[edit]

Hallo, Warum hast Du die Kategorisierung wieder rückgängig gemacht? Es handelt sich ja auf dem Bild (sagt sogar der Bildname aus) um eine BE-200 an der Markierung sieht man zudem das es eine Maschine des Russischen Zivilschutz ist daher war die 2. Kategorie ja auch korrekt die ich hinzugefügt habe. Hornet Driver (talk) 04:00, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Doppelt gemoppelt. Ist alles schon in Category:RF-32768 (aircraft) drin. ;) LG --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 05:54, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Ah, danke, hatte das irgendwie nicht gleich bemerkt. Dann ist ja alles O.K. Hornet Driver (talk) 21:36, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Copyright violation accusation by Denniss[edit]

You accused me here of copyright violation for uploading a what is in fact a PD work. As was fully documented on the file page, and properly tagged. I uploaded an image from the cover of a newspaper, which as noted in the description, is from,6134586 , where anyone can see it was published w/o notice, I uploaded it to commons, using the same filename as a deleted image that is also a derivative of the same famous photograph but from a copyright law perspective, it's quite a different image indeed. The copyright status of the image I uploaded is PD because it was published w/o a copyright notice, and I've provided rock solid proof that it was published w/o a copyright notice. Your reference to Commons:Licensing is severely lacking in specificity. --Elvey (talk) 08:12, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

This copyright claim is irrelevant if the basic image was never free or had it's copyright restored. Uploading an image again that was deleted in a DR borders vandalism. --Denniss (talk) 15:07, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
Asserting I uploaded an image again that was deleted in a DR borders on lying. I uploaded a different image, and you know it. --Elvey (talk) 07:42, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Not a URAA case?[edit]

Hi Denniss... I hope you are well. You speedy kept Commons:Deletion_requests/File:1935_Reid_Pictorial_Map_of_Edinburgh_and_Leith,_Scotland_-_Geographicus_-_Edinburgh-reid-1935.jpg citing URAA policy... However, I don't understand why you consider it a URAA case? URAA "restored copyrights in the U.S. on foreign works if that work was still copyrighted in the foreign source country on the URAA date." This is not the case, as far as I can tell, for that file. That file never had lost its US copyright, and was never PD in the US. According to the Hirtle Chart, this seems to fit the line in the section "Works First Published Outside the U.S.", "Solely published abroad, without compliance with US formalities or republication in the US, and not in the public domain in its home country as of URAA date[3]" , for which the copyright term is "95 years after publication date". Could you please explain the fault in my reasoning? Cheers, Storkk (talk) 15:52, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

The question has basically been answered as best as it probably will be given the WMF's position, but I would still appreciate your thoughts if you would be so kind as to give them. Cheers, Storkk (talk) 20:55, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
It seems plausible the image is still copyrighted in the US, and not via the URAA. I'll reopen the deletion discussion assuming that Denniss doesn't object. Kaldari (talk) 03:12, 27 June 2014 (UTC)

Donetsk and Lugansk[edit]

Why do you counteract to add Donetsk and Lugansk republics to this map ? --Nicolay Sidorov (talk) 04:51, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

No recognition of these self-proclaimed "republics" by anyone, they are still Ukraine. No need to present facts that are none. --Denniss (talk) 07:19, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
First, on this map both partially recognized and unrecognized states are designated (Somaliland, for example). Secondly, South Ossetia recognized independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics. Thus recognition of these republics is equivalent to recognition of Transnistria or Nagorno-Karabakh. And thirdly, these republics aren't Ukraine any more and will never become Ukraine. It is possible to try under different pretexts not to notice their existence and not to add them on maps, but it won't change the fact of independence of these republics of Ukraine at all.--Nicolay Sidorov (talk) 07:29, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

User: David Condrey[edit]

Okay - this is an odd one, but I think User:David Condrey is POSSIBLY legit - especially after finding his page on Pixabay which includes the original upload of File:Red-mx.JPG. But some of the other uploads - those stock photos(!!) - have really cast a lot of doubt on their credibility/legitimacy. Mabalu (talk) 13:33, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

That's why I have tagged it as no permission instead of deleting it right away. Wiki user account may also be an impostor though, wouldn't be the first. --Denniss (talk) 13:40, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Bitte stell mein Bild wieder her und kläre mich auf[edit]

Hallo Denniss! Ich kenne mich mit den Lizenzen nicht aus. Ich verstehe die Unterschiede nicht. Bitte stele das Bild wieder her und versehe es mit der richtigen Lizenz. Und dann noch eine Bitte. Ein Bild ist gleich drei Mal vorhanden. Kannst Du bitte die Bilder ohne Beschreibung löschen? Vielen Dank! Gruß! --LGB-ler (talk) 14:13, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Das Bild wurde gelöscht da es nur zur Nutzung bei Wikipedia freigegeben wurde, diese von Dir nachträglich bei vielen Deiner Bilder hinzugefügte unzulässige Einschränkung habe ich dort wieder entfernt. Das Bild File:A-EM 873 Segmüller Hauptbahnhof.jpg kann ich wieder herstellen wenn Du die von mir dann durchgeführte Entfernung due Einschrängung auf Wikipedia zustimmst. Ein Link zu den mehrfach vorhandenen Bildern wäre hilfreich. --Denniss (talk) 14:25, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Hallo Denniss! Mein Mentor hat mich leider nicht über das hochladen von Bildern aufgeklärt. Ich kenne mich mit den Rechtefreigaben nicht aus. Die vielen Möglichkeiten der Freigaben verwirren mich. Ist es nicht möglich, die Bilder nur für Wikipedia freizugeben? Wenn nicht, dann bitte sage mir, wie ich die Freigabe einschränken kann, auf die Verbreitung mit meinem Nutzernamen. Ich möchte nicht auf mein Urheberrecht verzichten. Möglicherweise habe ich die anderen Bilder auch schon falsch eingegeben. Beim Bild 3531 Rotes Tor.jpg ist im Text auch der Text mit der Freigabe nur für Wikipedia Artikel. Außerdem ist da eine Person störend im Bild. Ich möchte dieses Bild gegen ein Bild ohne Person ersetzten. Es ist das gleiche Bild nur ohne Person. Die Person war ein Versehen. Das Bild 3497 Niederflurgelenkbus Erdgas 1.jpg ist aus Versehen gleich drei Mal hochgeladen, obwohl es identisch ist. Ich möchte die beiden Bilder mit "Kategorie" und "Kategorie vergessen." weg haben. Kannst Du diese beiden Bilder bitte löschen. Ja! Stell bitte das gelöschte Bild wieder her. Wenn Du den Text mit dem nur für Wikipedia Artikel nicht selbst entfernen kannst, dann nehm ich es raus. Ich brauche das Bild für den AVG Artikel. Warum musste man sich für die Wikipedia Bilderseite eigentlich extra registrieren? Vielen Dank! Gruß! --LGB-ler (talk) 17:11, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Bild ist wieder da. Eine Lizenzeinschränkung nur für Wikipedia ist nicht möglich, das wird hier nicht akzeptiert, und diese Einschränking verstößt auch gegen die Bedingungen der GFDL und CC-By-SA Lizenzen. Das Hochladen auf Commons bzw Wikipedia beraubt Dich nicht Deiner Urheberechte da sowohl die GFDL als auch CC-BY-SA eine Namensnennung des Autors vorschreiben. Du kannst die Namensnenung spezifizieren, oft wird der Realname oder Benutzername eingesetzt, manchmal mit Wikipedia/Wikimedia oder Commons als zusätzliche Nennung.--Denniss (talk) 17:25, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
File:3531 Rotes Tor.jpg würde ich mit einem sehr ähnlichen Bild überschreiben (ähnlicher Bus an gleicher Haltestelle in ähnlicher Perspektive). Dann kannst du mir Bescheid geben und ich verstecke die erste Version aus Persönlichkeitsgründen. --Denniss (talk) 17:30, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Danke! Ich werde für File:3531 Rotes Tor.jpg einen Ersatz hochladen. Dann kannst Du das Bild löschen, da ja auch im Text steht "Nur für Wikipedia Artikel". Danke für das löschen der doppelten Datei 3497 Niederflurgelenkbus Erdgas 1.jpg. Kannst Du es so machen, dass die Version mit Beschreibung, die jetzt weg ist angezeigt wird und die jetzt bestehende auch gelöscht wird. Vielen Dank! Gruß! --LGB-ler (talk) 17:58, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Danke für das entfernen der doppelten Datei 3497 Niederflurgelenkbus Erdgas 1.jpg. Bitte die gleichnamige doppelte Datei 23:58, 5. Mär. 2011 auch löschen. Die ebenfalls gleiche Datei 23:39, 5. Mär. 2011 soll bleiben, weil diese Datei die Informationen in der Spalte Beschreibung hat. Die Datei 3531 Rotes Tor.jpg hat nicht nur eine Person auf dem Bild, was nicht gut ist, sondern im Beschreibungstext steht auch "Nur für Wikipedia Artikel". Ich lade eine Datei mit dem gleichen Namen hoch. Dann kannst Du diese Datei löschen. Danke! Gruß! --LGB-ler (talk) 18:23, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Inappropriate deletion[edit]

Please revert your oddly uninformative and inappropriate deletion of File:Nsa-ant-typhon-hx.jpg. There is no duplicate in Category:NSA_ANT or on commons at all, AFAICT. You provided no indication as to what it supposedly duplicated. You should have. As Ppelleti has noted, it would be nice if the "Exact or scaled-down duplicate" message would include the name of the existing file which it was believed to be an exact or scaled-down duplicate of. Or maybe even replace the duplicate file with a redirect to the original file, rather than completely deleting it. Sometimes the "Exact or scaled-down duplicate" message does include the name of the other file; I would like to know why it didn't in the case of your deletions. Especially in the case of documents that the NSA would rather not have us host. Deletion already overridden. --Elvey (talk) 08:05, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Ukraine location maps[edit]

I noticed you have reverted my edit on the Ukraine location maps. The main Ukraine location map should be the one that shows Crimea as a disputed region, a counter map with Crimea shown as an integral part of Ukraine was already made. Showing Crimea as an integral part of Ukraine on the main map is POV pushing. --Leftcry (talk) 15:54, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Various CC SVG icons[edit]

Thanks for replacing {{delete}} by {{trademark}} on lots of CC icons on my watchlist. ;-) –Be..anyone (talk) 08:17, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

But deleting File talk:CC-BY icon.svg based on inappropriate use of file talk pages is not covered by COM:SPEEDY, presumably because revert/blank or user blocks should be good enough. If somebody creates the talk page again for {{editprotected}} it could be messy, e.g., good faith suggestion to do X, with an unavailable history of reasons why X was rejected. –Be..anyone (talk) 22:12, 27 October 2014 (UTC)
@Denniss: Crowded talk page, maybe a ping helps ;-)–Be..anyone (talk) 17:36, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Santa Claus makes an anonymous donation to Wikipedia's fundraising drive.jpg[edit]

Thank you for closing Commons:Deletion requests/File:Santa Claus makes an anonymous donation to Wikipedia's fundraising drive.jpg. It is quite obvious that the travelling peanut gallery was simply using it as an avenue to attack myself, and would continue to do so if left open. The ed17 took it upon himself to revert your closure, which I have undone with a note for him to contact you instead of re-opening. I'm not taking any other action here other than to revert The ed17 and to bring this to your attention. Thanks, russavia (talk) 00:18, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

I have a lot of respect for you, Denniss, but your close was a clear supervote. I could care less about the image itself. Ed [talk] [en:majestic titan] 01:32, 28 December 2014 (UTC)
There's no need for further discussion, the image is not problemematic and is in scope. Keeping the discussion open is just attracting some trolls or the usual Russavia haters from en wiki. If you want to discuss this further I suggest you copy this discussion to the DR's talkpage. --Denniss (talk) 01:50, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

De Minimis[edit]

Hello, why do you delete all my DR ? It's because you don't want 100 DR so it's easy to remove ?

I'm an adult who know who I do and who know the rules of Commons. I'm not a child. My choice have the same level than your choice. I'm OK on 10% I was so strict on logo but 90 % are good requests, so don't remove.

COM:DM OK for that

but where is the COM:DM here when you read this : ✘ Very unlikely. Copyrighted work X is a key part of the subject (eg it is the reason for taking the photo). Removing it would make the derivative work radically different, but potentially still useful. Or this : ✘ Definitely not. Copyrighted work X is the central part of the subject (eg it is the reason for taking the photo). Removing it would make the derivative work useless.

  • 1st : Copyrighted logo is central. If it's a red & yellow shirt, the user never take a picture. He takes a picture because it's a RC Lens jersey with the logo.
  • 2nd : Face is central but logos are bigger than face. Maybe the DM here is the 3 faces but certainly not logos (3% are face, 97% are brand, logo & advertising). How can you explain me brand, logo & advertising are minors ?
  • 3rd : Cyclist is central. If there is not cyclist, the user never take a picture. And cyclist is a living COM:ADVERT for ( pay him to be an advertising people) How can you explain me is minor on this picture when you compare with the adidas example (2nd picture, black people)?

10% of my DR are mistakes OK but 90% are with 1st, 2nd or 3rd reasons if you take the time to really understand it. Thanks and sorry for my english. --Guiggz (talk) 16:05, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Other example, I don't do DR for this 1st because the central things are supporters & board with logos is minor, I understood it. But why remove DR on 2nd picture ? Board is central & there are 4 copyrighted logos.

Thanks --Guiggz (talk) 16:21, 5 January 2015 (UTC)


Bonjour Deniss. Vous avez clôturé une partie des requêtes mais il en reste une vingtaine sur ma page de discussion. Pourriez-vous les clore ? Par ailleurs, je souhaiterai une sanction contre Guiggz pour la désorganisation de l'encyclopédie qu'il a causé. Un autre contributeur y est favorable sur le Bistro. Guiggz est déjà banni de la Wikipédia francophone. Cordialement, JÄNNICK Jérémy (talk) 17:33, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Hello Deniss. Do you speak french ? Because I have to talk you about Guiggz's behavior. It would be better for me to use french to describe his attitude = bad "vengeance". Thank you. Floflo62 (talk) 18:18, 5 January 2015 (UTC)
I agree with Jérémy and there are also requets on [2]. If you can understand french, I give you this pages : [3] [4]. Floflo62 (talk) 21:02, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Map of Argentina in UNASUR[edit]

I've been sent a file about Argentina in UNASUR, with a far better quality. Could you tell me your opinion about it, please? File:UNASUR-Argentina.svg (I've also been sent one of Brazil and the other countries, it's just a matter of colouring them accordingly). Thanks for your attention. Mondolkiri1 (talk) 16:43, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Russia File[edit]

Sup my german homie :) ok fine but the part in eastern ukraine should illustrate somehow that donbass is not under ukrainian control.Constantzeanu (talk) 05:21, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

name of pics[edit]

Hello Dennis,

  • for indicate 1000-1900 (millennium) usign '
  • for indicate 2000-2900 (millenium) using ''

is a good practice, now if you write only 11 can be 1911 or 2011 and this is incorrect.

see you soon, thank you --Pava (talk) 13:47, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Permission to use photograph‏[edit]

Dear Wikipedia-team,

Referring to

As the official representative of Prof. Anders Miolin, the copyright-holder for this picture, I hereby give permission for its use by Wikipedia.

Please acknowledge, thank you.

Dr. Tom McClymont

Artist's Representative

+41 79 828 6751 Please see

Hurricane Katrina photo of debris pile with doll[edit]

Hurricane Katrina photo with doll[edit]

Hello. From your edits, I thought you might wish to comment on Commons:Deletion_requests/File:7Feb06Low9thDebrisPileSpongebob.jpg. Cheers, -- Infrogmation (talk) 22:07, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

Deleted files[edit]

Hello. We uploded fotos yesterday, but all of them were deleted. We are real organization - national rock-radio of Kazakhstan ( and we want to use in wikipedia our logo and pictures of differents programms. Part of them we baught on the ... so: 1. How we can uploaded pictures again to use it here? 2. Can you back all of them? Or we have to upoad them again?

Please, help!

--Radio Tengri FM (talk) 11:48, 14 January 2015 (UTC) Radio Tengri FM

This may well be but Wikipedia serves an educational purpose, not as cheap webhoster for images or advertizing articles. --Denniss (talk) 12:39, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

User:Mihaela Radulescu official[edit]

Hi! This account was blocked (by myself) on enwiki for username concerns, and the user has requested a rename+unblock, which at first seemed like a totally doable thing. However I notice you have blocked the account name on Commons for sockpuppetry, but haven't been able to find any contributions or note or summary of what the alleged sockpuppetry is; I am an SPI clerk on enwiki and if there is indeed socking here, it is not at all unlikely that there is some on enwiki also, and that would certainly make me reevaluate any potential unblock. Please ping me on enwiki when you reply (or reply on my enwiki talkpage directly), or drop me an e-mail. I know Commons and enwiki folks don't always see eye-to-eye but I'm just concerned about abuse prevention, not interwiki politics. :) Thanks in advance! Salvidrim! 05:20, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Khar-Nuur, Mongolia, hi-res.JPG[edit]

Hi, gibt es einen konkreten Grund, warum du meinen "Rotation request" hier rückgängig gemacht hast? Möglicherweise hast du die Information auf File talk:Khar-Nuur, Mongolia, hi-res.JPG nicht gesehen? Im Moment steht das Bild zweifelsfrei auf dem Kopf... --Latebird (talk) 11:09, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Flag of Cameroon (1961-1975).svg[edit]

Hi! Is edit protection necessary on this file? I mean, we could remove the edit protection, but keep the move protection. -- Basilicofresco (msg) 07:35, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

As a highly-visible flag it needs a minimum of semi-protection. --Denniss (talk) 10:57, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
At the moment it's full protected. Probably a semi-protection (against moving, reuploading, ip edits) sounds more appropriate. What do you think? -- Basilicofresco (msg) 13:58, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
(popped up on my watchlist) at least [edit=semi] [move=sysop] [upload=sysop] ... --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:03, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Image rights[edit]

You apparently reported 6 images I uploaded on Wikipedia of MMA fighters. I own the rights on all 6 images, thus there is no issue. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

Bowling image?[edit]

Why was I given the notification? The image wasn't mine, all I did was crop it - and you reverted that. Give that notification to the original uploader, not me. WWE Batman131 (talk) 01:50, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

You have been notified because you did overwrite this image with a largely different version (a major crop) which distorted the use in Wikis. Major crops are to be uploaded under a new name with reference to the original. --Denniss (talk) 12:47, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

User page of Inetbiz[edit]

Why was my page removed? It's about me. It's not an article contributed on any other subject. If you really want people to contribute to wikipedia et al stop being hostile. I've regularly dontated as a matter of fact. Now I have to start all over. --(Denver Prophit Jr.) talk 05:09, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

The user page is not to advertize for yourself and others + misuse as linkfarm. --Denniss (talk) 10:00, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

صورة /Image[edit]

انا كتبت فوق الصورة بسبب تعديل اجريته في منظور الصور وشكراً I wrote over the image because of the amendment made in the perspective of images and Thanks--Zen alramahi (talk) 14:56, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Corrections are always welcome but you should make the correction using the maximum resolution image, you just made it from a smaller size version. --Denniss (talk) 16:02, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

revert mass deletion[edit]

dear denniss, would you please be so kind and revert the mass deletion of files uploaded by User:Dapeldo e.g. File:Web_Science_MOOC_Exercises_Week_10.pdf we use these files for teaching. all exercises are self created by him and me and we publish them under creative commons licence and contribute to w:OER. the files are used in our web science mooc that we hold on wikiversity and for the parts where we havend finnished the teaching material on our webpage: If there was a problem with the files I would like to use the discussion page first instead of interfering with our teaching and our students who currently cannot access the files. with kind regards --Renepick (talk) 18:08, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Drei Messina-Dateien[edit]

Hallo Denniss; es gibt drüben in der deutschen Wikipedia eine Anfrage wegen der drei Dateien

Du hast diese mit der Begründung "Missing essential information such as license, permission or source" gelöscht. Soviel ich sehe, waren die Angaben aber im Grunde in Ordnung: Quelle war "Die Kunst. Monatshefte für freie und angewandte Kunst", XIII. Jahrgang, Bd. 22, 1910", die Künstler sind vor mehr als 70 Jahren verstorben und als Lizenz war passend {{PD-old-70-1923}} angegeben. Allerdings wurden sie von User:Hxeilbronn-1 hochgeladen, der als vermutete Messina-Sockenpuppe gesperrt wurde. Wäre das nicht der Fall, würde ich um Wiederherstellung der Dateien bitten (könnte das auch selbst übernehmen, wenn nichts dagegen spricht) - aber ich bin mir nun nicht sicher, wie die Commons-Policy für den Umgang mit Sockenpuppen aussieht. Ist die Tatsache, dass Dateien, die ansonsten in Ordnung sind, von einem sperrumgehenden Benutzer hochgeladen wurden, für eine Löschung ausreichend? Wenn ja, könnte ich mir wohl eine temporäre Wiederherstellung zum Transfer in die deutsche Wikipedia vorstellen, da Messina dort unter Schiedsgerichts-Auflagen mitarbeiten darf (er schreibt Artikel in seinem BNR, die danach administrativ kontrolliert in den ANR verschoben werden). Das Resultat wäre dann allerdings etwas absurd: Freie und eigentlich commonstaugliche Dateien in der deutschen Wikipedia, die wegen des Uploaders nicht nach Commons verschoben werden dürfen? Gestumblindi (talk) 00:26, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

@Gestumblindi: Das Schiedsgericht hat keinen Einfluss auf Commons. Der Troll und Sockenmeister hat hier über 200 Socken. Absolut keine Toleranz. Ich habe persönlich habe nichts dagegen wenn er die Dateien auf dewiki hochläd, es von jemanden geprüft wird und übertragen wird. Aber das Gesocke ist absolut inakzeptabel und darf nicht Toleriert werden... Über 200 Socken und nie einen Lösungsweg gesucht = Reines Getrolle.--Steinsplitter (talk) 07:37, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
Was ich noch sagen wollte: Falsche oder Fehlende Angaben sind auch ein Problem für Nachtnutzer... --Steinsplitter (talk) 07:40, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: Ich stimme dir völlig zu: Seine Sperre hier auf Commons ist sicher berechtigt und ich verstehe in diesem Fall mit der riesigen Sockensammlung auch den "Nulltoleranz"-Ansatz. Da er aber in der deutschen Wikipedia nach der Schiedsgerichts-Entscheidung mitarbeiten darf, müssen wir dafür eine Lösung finden. Wenn es hier auf Commons akzeptiert wird, wenn andere Leute von ihm in der de-Wikipedia hochgeladene Dateien nach Prüfung nach Commons transferieren, wäre das wohl eine. - Zu deinem Nachtrag: Ja, versteht sich. Bei diesen drei Dateien war allerdings alles in Ordnung. Sie haben alle vollständige und nachvollziehbare Angaben. Warum eine IP glaubte, den "no permission"-Baustein eintragen zu müssen, ist mir ganz unklar, siehe hier: "Source" und "Author" sind ausgefüllt, dazu passender Lizenzbaustein unten. Nur das zusätzliche "pd" unter "Permission" wäre nicht nötig gewesen. Gestumblindi (talk) 12:21, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
@Gestumblindi: Wenn die Dateien jemand überprüft und überträgt sehe ich kein Problem. Es gibt keine Policy die es verbieten würde. Ich denke mir da greift auch COM:OWN etwas. Macht so am meisten Sinn, imho. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:34, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
Der Benutzer ist durch sein Gesocke nicht vertrauenswürdig und ich kann die Quellenangaben/Behauptungen mangels Buch nicht bestätigen. Demzufolge sind die Uploads gelöscht worden und ich werde das auch bei zukünftigen Socken so tun. --Denniss (talk) 16:18, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
Das verstehe ich. Was hältst du vom oben beschriebenen Ansatz (Messina-Uploads nach Prüfung von de nach Commons transferieren)? Was die konkreten 3 Bilder angeht, so kann ich das sogar selbst überprüfen, denn ich habe via Bibliothek einfachen Zugriff auf die Zeitschrift "Die Kunst. Monatshefte für freie und angewandte Kunst". Wenn ich darin feststelle, dass die Angaben stimmen, wie würdest du vorgehen? Ich sehe vier Möglichkeiten: 1) Die Dateien werden trotz festgestellter Konformität auf Commons unter keinen Umständen akzeptiert, weil sie von Messina kommen. 2) Messina wird aufgefordert, sie in der deutschen Wikipedia nochmal hochzuladen, von wo sie dann hierher transferiert werden können. 3) Die Bilder werden einfach hier wiederhergestellt. 4) Die Bilder werden hier wiederhergestellt, in die deutsche Wikipedia transferiert und von dort dann erneut nach Commons transferiert ;-) - aber das wäre schon etwas absurd. Was meinst du? - Das Problem ist natürlich ein grundsätzliches, das sich nicht nur auf Messina erstrecken muss. Die Frage ist: Wie geht Commons mit Benutzern um, die auf Commons gesperrt sind, in der Wikipedia (bzw. in einer Wikipedia-Sprachversion) aber nicht? Solche Benutzer können unter ihrem eigentlichen Account Bilder in der Wikipedia hochladen, hier aber nicht. Müssen dann auch nachgewiesen freie Bilder in der "lokalen" Wikipedia verbleiben und dürfen aufgrund der Commons-Sperre nicht nach Commons, wie siehst du das? Gestumblindi (talk) 18:52, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
Hat sich wohl vorerst erledigt - gemäss Auskunft von SG-Mitglied Man77 darf Messina in der deutschen Wikipedia auch keine Bilder hochladen, Modifikationen seien erst ab 1. Mai möglich. Gestumblindi (talk) 19:41, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Problematic editor/possible sock[edit]

Can you have a look at this? This user has also been slowly edit-warring with you on File:Benedict Cumberbatch at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2014.jpg. Looking at the edit/overwrite pattern and style of this user, I'm reminded of User:Chace Watson/User:Michael J. Scofield. The acct has 700 edits on, but many reverted. Same celeb focus. Thoughts? INeverCry 04:11, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Likely, based on bahaviour. CUs should have a look at this user. --Denniss (talk) 16:24, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
Add User:February_Jones to the list, same celeb focus. --Denniss (talk) 10:43, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
I've blocked and tagged both. INeverCry 10:52, 3 February 2015 (UTC)


Vandalized??? What's it all about??? --Harry Canyon (talk) 02:56, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

[5] --Denniss (talk) 10:17, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Craftsman Street in Olinda edited.jpg[edit]

Related. Jee 12:12, 3 February 2015 (UTC)


I don't really know why this banner File:بانر بوابة تنس.png was tagged to be deleted unless the source was provide with the file description. I took this picture file:Bandeau Portail du Tennis-edit2.png then added the Arabic translation then it was use in one Wikipedia portals.--Khaled (talk) 16:34, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Image is based on multiple source images but nowhere is an author for these source images stated. I have tagged the other banners in a similar way now. BTW you have uploaded other composition images where you link to the source images with very small thumbnail sizes (please use a simple gallery tag for the list) but you fail to attribute the authors of these source images.--Denniss (talk) 17:54, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Zur Info[edit]

Siehe [6]. Gruß --Rosenzweig τ 18:13, 5 February 2015 (UTC)


Given this can you delete this please - thanks (& I think I've seen that file previously - may be worth looking at the deleted info). Cheers --Herby talk thyme 13:15, 6 February 2015 (UTC)


Hi! Need to restore the file Here is the source, which indicates the copyright and license:

Can you help me with uploaidng this foto in this article?,_%D0%94%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%8C%D1%8F Also, please unlock my account, username: Maybeua

TNX! --Maybeua2 (talk) 15:45, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Why delete File:IRN OF1-3Michman 1909-1917.jpg?[edit]

It is impossible to figure out why this file was deleted. No motivation other than the general "copyright violation" was given. Why is it more of a copyright violation then any of the other Russian imperial naval rank insignia still retained?

Was it not freely licenced?
Was it not in the public domain?

Creuzbourg (talk) 10:11, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Was uploaded by a serial copyright violator, most of his uploads are not his own works but scanned or taken from elsewhere. --Denniss (talk) 12:42, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
Why didn't you motivate it? The community must be given a chance to evalutate if a removal is done based on fact or out of a whim, or of bad faith. Now, it looks like the removal is done out of caprice. "Most of his work"; what about this work? A specific motivation is required, I believe. Creuzbourg (talk) 14:48, 8 February 2015 (UTC)


Hi. Please, add Template:Copyvionote/uk to Template:Copyvionote/lang. — Green Zero обг 12:48, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

noch einer[edit]

Hi Denniss, kommt dir Benutzer: bekannt vor? Gruß --Xocolatl (talk) 18:15, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Der Sockentroll Messina. Keine Ahnung was der für einen Knacks hat, sollte mal zum Arzt gehen. Betroffene Bilder werde ich Halbsperren, andere Vorkommnisse kannst Du mir melden oder bei COM:AN/U.--Denniss (talk) 21:36, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Imagen del mapa de Venezuela[edit]

Hola. Traté de subir nuevamente la imagen y no me lo permite, entiendo que NO debo usar el mismo nombre de la imagen así que haré lo que dice, espero se respete la imagen que coloco ya que no estoy diciendo que el area sea de Venezuela, sino que el area está en reclamación. Gracias --Jyajure (talk) 17:22, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Territorial claims do not belong to locator maps, you may create an alternative version named as Venezuela location map with claims but do not force other wikis to use this alternative version. --Denniss (talk) 17:46, 10 February 2015 (UTC)

Venezuela (orthographic projection).svg[edit]

Usted me dice que suba el archivo con otro nombre, pero Wikipedia Commons no me deja subir el mapa con el Esequibo, inclusive con otro nombre, y el mapa que yo estoy revirtiendo es el mapa correcto para Venezuela, en cambio el mapa que usted insiste en colocar no es un mapa válido de Venezuela. Mientras no se solucione no dejaré de cambiarlo, por favor deme una solución y dejaré de hacerlo, gracias. --Jyajure (talk) 17:08, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

AMU Map[edit]

Denniss, there is a valid reason why I nominated the AMU map file for deletion, and I gave it in the description. If you disagree with the nomination, we can discuss it on the page, but please don't delete it with reasoning such as "nonsense" - this really doesn't help the issue. Thank you. --Escargoten (talk) 18:50, 12 February 2015 (UTC)


The user:Ich_Pilot, a user who had an issues befor with these christianity maps. He sended me massege in the Arabic wikipiedia said that he is back and uplpad agian the same maps, So i backed here to see what he did. he is one now. Can you procteting these File:Christian distribution] and File:Christianity percentage by country.png. And i'm pretty sure that he have anther sockpuppet's called user:ربيع الغد since we did in arabic wiki the Sockpuppet test here is page here.--Jobas (talk) 19:17, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Digimon Logo.svg[edit]

Hello, you deleted the file File:Digimon Logo.svg. What changes can I do to maintain file? I thought that by doing SVG and be different to the original would be no problem. There was a similar problem with File:Digimon 02 Logo Hispanoamérica.svg but I think I fixed leaving only the text. Would it be enough to upload the file?--GiancarloBP (talk) 23:39, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Re: Please do not overwrite files[edit]

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Lady Greenland[edit]

Hi Denniss, you recently blocked Lady Greenland for multiple account abuse. The user has requested a global rename on enwiki at WP:CHUS. Are there any reasons from Commons why this user should not be renamed? Let me know. All the best, Taketa (talk) 10:16, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

From behaviour this user is a sockpuppet of Chace Watson, Fairyspit or other prom-related sockies and has been blocked. See also multiple similar socks working on File:Sophie Hunter.jpg. Nothing suggest this is really a new user. --Denniss (talk) 18:39, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for your reply. I will investigate on enwiki. All the best, Taketa (talk) 17:47, 17 February 2015 (UTC)
Feedback, the account was blocked indef on enwiki as well, for multiple account abuse. All the best, Taketa (talk) 05:51, 19 February 2015 (UTC)


[7] What was that one for? The redirect was deleted on purpose (an obsolete naming scheme for BSicons that should not be used), it's globally unused, and only appears in a couple of technical pages where it is expected to be redliked instead of popping up. YLSS (talk) 19:18, 15 February 2015 (UTC)


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Help asked[edit]

Hello Denniss, a legitimate user, Zotteteen1, asked us on nl-wiki to block an impersonating account, Zotteteen, who does unwanted edits and replaces legitimate images. You can find the request here. He told us that this account had been blocked as a sockpuppet on commons and I saw that you block him for socking. Can you please give me a link to the sock master and other socks so I can investigate matters with us and take appropriate action as an admin there. As far as I could ascertain looking at en-wiki also the accounts Germany2014 and Rizky Iconia and Spiraaal should also belong. Thank you in advance. Kind regards, MoiraMoira (talk) 07:50, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

Futbase is the suspected sockmaster although there may be others involved in this football kit revert war. Futbase is known to use impersonator names for new socks. There are other Zotteteen impersonator accounts like Zotteteen2, Zotteteen3, Zotteteen4 and others.--Denniss (talk) 15:29, 17 February 2015 (UTC)

"DARisaVetriFerman and K9Turks[edit]

Hello, This photo has permission from the photographer, Gene Walsh who sent permission in. However, when Gene Walsh sent permission he titled the photo "DSC_0335_JPG", whereas I uploaded the Same photograph under the title "DARisaVetriFerman and K9Turks.jpg". The photos are exactly the same and taken by Gene Walsh. I am positive his email was received because he was granting permission for two photographs and the other, "RisaChildrensLunch.jpg" had permission granted so I know the email was received. His email is: Please let me know how to resolve this. Thank you very much, Galen Sylk GalenSylk (talk)GalenSylkGalenSylk (talk)

Captain James S. Spielman: U.S. Navy[edit]

I uploaded a photo of Captain Spielman of the USS PC-552. It was deleted. How do I get this photo for my page on the USS PC-552 I am writing?

Use your duplicate upload at File:Captain PC 552 JPEG.jpg --Denniss (talk) 19:55, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

RE: Diversas imagens sobre São Mateus[edit]

Olá. O ficheiro é de minha autoria. Reuni algumas imagens presentes na Wikimédia Commons e fiz a montagem utilizando Photoshop. Gostaria de saber o que preciso adicionar para que este não seja apagado. Moeção (talk) 01:18, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Removi sua marcação em File:Diversas imagens sobre São Mateus.png após realizar as mudanças necessárias. Caso alguma coisa não esteja em conformidade, por favor, me avise. Moeção (talk) 01:29, 23 February 2015 (UTC)


Hello! I created this image from 2 images previously available on Wikimedia Commons. What shall I write, please? Mondolkiri1 (talk) 15:49, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Link to the source images in the source field (via gallery tag or via {{derived from}}, name/credit the authors. Ensure the license for your compilation is compatible to the source licenses. --Denniss (talk) 15:52, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
I added the information that I think is required in the file, now. Can you check it, please? Mondolkiri1 (talk) 16:12, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Declaration of consent for all inquiries[edit]

Hi Denniss,

Just wanted you to know that I one our ago sent a "Declaration of consent for all inquiries" to, accoring to below:

I hereby affirm that I, Johanna Suders, represent Gotlandsflyg, the creator and/or sole owner of the exclusive copyright of both the work depicted and the photo at I agree to publish the above-mentioned content under the free license: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International. I acknowledge that by doing so I grant anyone the right to use the work in a commercial product or otherwise, and to modify it according to their needs, provided that they abide by the terms of the license and any other applicable laws. I am aware that this agreement is not limited to Wikipedia or related sites. I am aware that I always retain copyright of my work, and retain the right to be attributed in accordance with the license chosen. Modifications others make to the work will not be claimed to have been made by me. I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement, and that the content may or may not be kept permanently on a Wikimedia project. Johanna Suders Sales & Marketing Assistant/ Appointed representative of Gotlandsflyg 20150225

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Deleted file[edit]

Hello, can you tell me why did you deleted the file Luc BELOT.jpg please ? It's wrote "(Copyright violation, found elsewhere on the web and unlikely to be own work)". I putted copyright Mathieu Delmestre because he's the one who took this photo but we can use it freely. Can you explain me how to do to upload and use this photo anyway ? Thanks. --JLH-33

RE: Please do not overwrite files[edit]

Thanks for message - may I ask for your help to upload the CURRENT Vilde Frang photo (re-uploaded an hour ago) without overwriting?

edp3983-017-MF.jpg I have tried twice and it did not work properly, as the information / description attached to the old image remains visible. It is not possible to change the file-name "Vilde.jpg"

Would be very much appreciated!

Upload under a new name, source it properly and add a verifyable license. An image taken from elsewhere is not your own work so you can't issue it with a free license. --Denniss (talk) 17:29, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Overwriting images[edit]

Hello Denniss. I saw that you reverted my cropping of this photo, even though "minor cropping" is listed as a minor improvement over here. I then tried uploading a new file here; however, I seem to have done something wrong as the bot could not find the original source. Was the cropping of Burton's photo not "minor" enough (all I did was cut out his legs a bit to lower the height of the photo)? Is there another way I should crop the photo to lower the height? Thanks, --Bentvfan54321 (talk) 17:57, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

Charlotte Fantelli Images[edit]

Hi, I recently uploaded two images for the page mentioned, you have deleted them both? I sent the permissions for the release of the copyright to permissions email. I want to know why they have been removed. I cannot upload these again.

--Jimmy b 1984 (talk) 14:03, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Regarding "File Tagging File:GCLibrarySunnyDay14.jpg"[edit]

This photo was taken by the Greenville College marketing office (username: Greenville Panthers) and is their property to use in articles and publicity for Greenville College (including the Greenville College Wikipedia page.) Please do not delete this photo - we are within our rights to use it on the Wikipedia page.

Thank you.

File:Ted Ligety 2010.jpg[edit]

Hello, the file you deleted is a derivative work of File:World Cup Champs Ted Ligety and Lindsey Vonn.jpg (from which was cropped also File:World Cup Champs Lindsey Vonn.jpg). Most probably the bot didn't notice the nature of derivative work... -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 23:29, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Denniss? -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 09:05, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

answer about ur question[edit]

dear what can i do for u???


Hey, you have Delete File:Ministry of Sound feat MOGUAI @ OSAKA Live&Bar11 Onzieme17.jpg, waht ist the Problem? The Lizenz is Ok - See at 8184893625 @ flickr.

I can not understand or see where the problem lies? Denis Apel (talk) 20:35, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Hello, what is the Problem. please make the image restoreǃ Denis Apel (talk) 15:11, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Deleting File:Vietnam Coast Guard CSB-8002.jpg[edit]

Excuse me! I don't get it why my file (and by my file, I took that photo by myself. Do you need me to put a watermark on it?)was deleted. It is my photo so I guess I have the right to use it whenever I want.

File:Rosário Gimo wikipedista Moçambicano[edit]

Ola Dennis peço que retire a marcação de limitação na mídia: File:Rosário_Gimo_wikipedista_Moçambicano.jpeg, já a identifiquei como obra da minha autoria e realmente é. E é por isso se encontra em minha página de usuário no Commons e em outros projetos. Rosário Gimo Jose 22:40, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Помогите удалить из галереи ненужные файлы[edit]

Ув. Денис, помогите, пож., удалить перечисленные ниже файлы, не актуальные.

  • Это некоторые дубли и новые файлы, исправленные для замены старых:
07:59, 9 февраля 2010 Scema zvetov metamerii.jpg (файл)
06:33, 9 февраля 2010 Scema smesheniy zvetov.jpg (файл)
18:38, 8 февраля 2010 Scema smesheniy zvetov.jpg (файл)
15:59, 9 января 2010 Zvet.jpg (файл)
18:39, 11 декабря 2009 Shema bronchoscopa.JPG (файл)
18:35, 11 декабря 2009 Схема работы и Бронхоскоп видео.JPG (файл)
18:29, 11 декабря 2009 Схема работы и Бронхоскоп видео.JPG (файл)
11:47, 27 октября 2009 Archiv.jpg (файл)
17:43, 19 октября 2009 Mikroscopia kristalov.jpg (файл)
19:46, 4 октября 2009 X-linsa v fluoreszentnom nanoscope +.jpg (файл)
11:47, 5 сентября 2009 Grinevih G.S..JPG (файл)
09:33, 5 сентября 2009 Grinevih G.S..JPG (файл)
17:08, 4 сентября 2009 Chimik Sladkov 1922-1982.jpg (файл)
17:36, 2 сентября 2009 Chimik Sladkov 1922-1982.jpg (файл
17:06, 5 сентября 2009 Grinevih G.S..JPG (файл) С ув. --Moisey (talk) 06:48, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Request for deleted photos of mine[edit]

I'm Mehmet Can ÇAKAR from Turkey, and at my page of wiki, some of photos were deleted from you. Those photos taken by my camera, how can we back those photos to the page?

Photos deleted[edit]

I saw you've deleted a lot of my photos for "copyright reasons" but these files were uploaded with authorization of the photographs and they waited for OTRS confirmation. Could you please restore them ?
Thank you in advance. --Lev. Anthony (talk) 14:59, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Files deleted from Lev. Anthony[edit]

Hi, Could you please inform the user before deleting files? It concerns the files below. See also User talk:Yann#Violations de copyright. Thanks, Yann (talk) 19:34, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

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Image removal[edit]

Hi Denniss, you recently removed the image Carlos_small.jpg, citing copyright issues. I am trying to find out what exactly the problem is, as I am not aware of any problem with this image. Could you please expand? Thanks. --Epotma

Template:Dont overwrite/de-formal[edit]

What's wrong with your file? First of all, gimme the link. Romchikthelemon (talk) 12:38, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

AlMasudi's map[edit]

It's upside down which is not true to the original and makes the Arabic unreadable.--عبد المؤمن (talk) 23:18, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

"Speedy Kept" closure with no explanation or notice given[edit]

You closed this nomination as "speedy kept" with no explanation.

The nomination was made in good faith, as I felt it was a cutesy trick shot that wasn't usefully in scope. You're obviously entitled to disagree with that, and I'm happy to engage in constructive discussion. However, that was not what happened here.

"Speedy kept" (i.e. bypassing the usual process) implies that there was a problem with the nomination, but you did not bother to state any reason, let alone notify the nominator (i.e. myself).

Whether or not you felt there was a legitimate reason for the rejection, the problem is that you did not even bother to mention this reason.

Ubcule (talk) 09:31, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Given the words you chose when opening it it was not opened in good faith. Images is useful anyway as a trick shot so speedy kept. You could have seen yourself it's in scope. --09:35, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
At least now you have given the explanation which should (at the very least) have been provided in the first place.
If you had a problem with the words I used (or any aspects of my conduct) you should have notified me personally, or at least given this as the reason for the rejection.
The nomination was made in good faith. I have no wish to get into the issues surrounding Russavia (as I became aware that there is some politicking surrounding him and his banning) except to say that I only recognised the name because I'd come across previous Flickr transfers of his that were blatantly out of scope (and deleted for that reason after nomination) and IMHO carelessly bulk-uploaded. I agree that this case isn't as clear-cut as transferring a Flickr user's selfie, but IMHO it was still out of scope for the reason I stated above. We shouldn't keep every arty or trick image, IMHO. You're entitled to disagree with that, but it's a legitimate opinion.
Perhaps the comment was unhelpful and should not have been included, but if you had a problem with it, it should still have been made explicit.
Both your cursory dismissal of my stated good-faith rationale (without discussion) and the fact you felt it was unnecessary to provide an explanation for the original rejection come across as both very high-handed and contrary to AGF policy. Ubcule (talk) 10:10, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Danke für die Aufmerksamkeit[edit]

Hallo Denniss, Du hast anscheinend meinen verzweifelten Versuch bemerkt, ein Archiv anzulegen und eingegriffen. Kannst Du mir bitte auch noch weiterhelfen, dass dieses Archiv auch tatsächlich funktioniert. Offenbar muss jetzt eine Seite angelegt werden, auf der archiviert wird. Für Deine Mühe herzlichen Dank im Voraus und beste Grüße -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 20:30, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Das macht alles der Archivbot, einfach ein paar Stunden auf ihn warten (kann anfangs bis zu 24h dauern). --Denniss (talk) 21:46, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
Prima, vielen Dank. -- Lothar Spurzem (talk) 08:15, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Belgian NFT kit body images[edit]

Greetings! I was wondering why you reverted my edits to the current Belgian home and away shirts? I made these changes mostly based on the docs on Wikipedia which clearly state that manufacturer logos should not be included. The little logo that I removed on both shirts is the Adidas logo (see the real shirts). (I also improved the colors on the home shirt a bit.) Could you please explain why you believe the Adidas logo should be on the shirt, contrary to that documentation? And if so, should I add the Belgian crest as well? Sygmoral (talk) 14:20, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

These docs at Wikipedia are not really relevant here. We usually keep the logo'd version and have another without logo. Replacing/overwriting either way shall not happen. --Denniss (talk) 17:46, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Request for approval for File:Lai_Ying_Tong,_Hong_Kong_Songwriter.jpg[edit]

Hi Denniss,

I've already asked the owner of File:Lai_Ying_Tong,_Hong_Kong_Songwriter.jpg to submit an email to more than a week ago. Please approve my upload, thanks! (,_Hong_Kong_Songwriter.jpg)

--Tvchan (talk) 17:05, 8 April 2015 (UTC)


My watchlist showed me that you deleted an earlier revision of the file. What went wrong? --Rsrikanth05 (talk) 22:28, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Someone loaded a completely different image over it. --Denniss (talk) 22:30, 8 April 2015 (UTC)


I see you were the admin who handled the blocking of User:Rolandodeynigo. He has used an unblocked account from November to December: User:Rolando Yñigo-Genio. Lemmens, Tom (talk) 16:39, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, blocked. --Denniss (talk) 17:33, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

profile picture deleted[edit]

Hi, This picture "YashD_Shooting_BSB_Kolkata_profile" was deleted from commons which was used in Yash Dasgupta wiki page.this picture was exclusively clicked by me(MPadma) , and I hold the copyrights.(under Own Work) please put this picture back, sent Wikipedia permission ticket: 2015042810006497

Carina Nebula image overwritten[edit]

I overwrote this image because the original image was incorrect, for some reason flipped left to right. It would require fairly expert astronomical knowledge to detect this, except you can just look at the original image on the ESO website and see it clearly. Maybe it is better if you switch it back to avoid the appearance of a revert war? Lithopsian (talk) 19:46, 22 April 2015 (UTC)


I see you deleted the user page "out of project scope". I don't recall what was there, perhaps you can't say. You may be aware of Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/User problems#User:LuisArmandoRasteletti supporting every single Featured Picture Candidate. This user doesn't seem to be treating FPC seriously, and their constant support of every single candidate is disruptive. -- Colin (talk) 20:23, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Photos uploaded to the page of Actress "Nandita"[edit]


Myself Seny P Arukattu (, ( is a Fashion/Celebrity Photographer from India and is doing shoots across South India. I acknowledge that the pictures uploaded in wiki are my own properties and has released for the usage in Wiki. I have given the permission during the procedures of uploading the images. If the selected license is wrong then pls advice me with the correct one.


Denniss, I have reverted your notifications to Alert5, as they are not required in this instance. As you can see from this our Singaporean friend has uploaded the photos as part of outreach we are doing on Twitter. Cheers 04:25, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Pls chk Ticket#: 2015042810006497 and revoked deletion.[edit]

YashD_Shooting_BSB_Kolkata_profile.jpg Hi the picture was clicked by me(MPadma) and uploaded to commons with self work.

Have sent to Wikipedia permissions to get reviewed and then either revoked or uploaded fresh. Ticket raised as: Ticket#: 2015042810006497. So please let me know how to proceed henceforth. Thanks for your help

I revoked the deletion at the Yash Dasgupta page, please review and confirm.

Please wait for an OTRS agent to handle your ticket, it may take some time. If found valid the agent will undelete your image. --Denniss (talk) 08:43, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Please verify Ticket#2015050310002357 and revoke deletion[edit]

Please review and verify Ticket#2015050310002357.It was uploaded from Facebook and then sent permission to OTRS.

I revoke the deletion at the Jmabel talk page. Again, I ask you to review and verify.


--RenRen070193 08:27, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Please wait for an OTRS agent to handle your ticket, it may take some time. If found valid the agent will undelete your image. --Denniss (talk) 08:44, 6 May 2015 (UTC)


А хто власне був проти зміни файлу? Він ніде не використовувався. І не пишіть мені більше на російській мові. --Mr.Rivermen (talk) 17:17, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

Copyright Release Submission & Renaming Files[edit]

Hi Dennis - Thank you for notifying me regarding the copyright request for the following files:,_Author,_and_Motivational_Speaker_Charles_A._Archer.jpg,_Charles_A._Archer.jpeg

I emailed the requested information to permissions group at Wikimedia and they have accepted it.

Also, I need help renaming the files so they appear correctly in Wiki properties. - Let me know if you can help with this


CORRECT FILE NAMES: uppercase CEO File:CEO_and_Author_Charles_A._Archer_with_President_Barack_Obama.jpeg File:CEO_and_Author_of_Everybody_Paddles,_Charles_A._Archer.jpeg

Thank you!

--Stargazertruth (talk) 17:42, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Antwort auf meine Frage[edit]

Du hast mich am 1. Februar auf meiner Diskussionsseite mit den Worten „Unsinn“ und „Vandalismus“ ziemlich scharf und äußerst unfreundlich angefahren. Bekomme ich auch mal irgendwann eine Antwort auf meine Frage? Von einem Admin erwarte ich ein höflichere Form der Ansprache. Die Diskussion kannst du gerne auf meiner Seite fortführen, wo du sie begonnen hast. Harry Canyon (talk) 05:47, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Was Du mit dem auf Deiner Diskussionsseite verlinkten Bild angestellt hast war vandalismus, sowas passiert nicht aus versehen. --Denniss (talk) 10:13, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Why is the image York Mintage listed for deletion? It was perfect and all of the pictures clearly belonged to the creator..

Was für eine Diskussionsseite, was für ein Bild? Schaust du auf deWP, wirst du feststellen, das ich niemals auch nur einen Eintrag wegen Vandalismus oder eine Sperre bekommen habe. Mit deinem Tonfall vergraulst du hier nur bemühte Mitarbeiter um das Projekt. Mir ist beim besten Willen nicht klar, was du von mir willst. Bekomm dich mit deinen Unterstellungen mal wieder ein, Herr Kolege! Harry Canyon (talk) 12:55, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Eliminación de todas mis imagenes[edit]

Hola Denniss, soy Ricdax Has eliminado todas mis imagenes de Wikimedia Commons. No tengo copias de esas imagenes en mi ordenador y necesito esas imagenes para unos trabajos offline. Esas imagenes fueron en muchos casos creadas por mi, modificando otras existentes. Si fuera posible quiero recuperar mi imagenes. muchas gracias, saludos.

multiple image deletion[edit]

Hi Denniss, This is the second of my images that have been removed today, I am the photographer of both File:Johnny Strange.jpg and Johnny Strange, Guinness World Record, heaviest weight pulled by pierced ears 2014.jpg

Neither of these images are copyrighted, and I give permission for anybody to use these images. Both of these images have been used on various websites such as Facebook, twitter, tumblr, Google+ and Johnny Strange's official website, etc and I would be greatly appreciative if they would be undeleted so they can be added to wikipedia too.

I appreciate that images that are found at several places on the internet are probably not copyright free, but in this instance the images in question both are. What information would you like off me that would convince you that I took both of these pictures? (I have many more similar photos I took at the same time as both of these that I could upload, however these two are by for the best of the series)

--TheFruitSalad (talk) 21:06, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Images that have previously been published elsewhere are a special case at the Commons and Wikipedia. After all, anyone can claim they are the photographer and release other people's works as their own. Please see this page with instructions for forwarding an email of consent. There is a section "Licensing images: when do I contact OTRS?" that provides a link for a templated email to our voluntary email department. De728631 (talk) 18:11, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Restore Cozi_Zuehlsdorff.jpg please[edit]

I would like it if Cozi_Zuehlsdorff.jpg was restored. It didn't violate any copyrights. I know that because I got Cozi's permission to upload the image. If I didn't, I wouldn't have uploaded it in the first place. So please restore the image. KamranMackey (talk) 08:48, 21 May 2015 (UTC)


why are you removing my edits? i am typing in uighur at Kashgar and it is my mother language Any941112 (talk) 11:01, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

revert cropped image[edit]

why are you removing my cropped to the Adrian Neville photo ? All I do is copped the image so that this one sees better on the Wikipedia page please don't revert my cropped to this photo please File:Neville March 2015.jpg.

mapa guyana[edit]

De acuerdo al Decreto 1.787 de fecha 26MAY2015, promulgado el presidente Nicolás Maduro Moros en Consejo de Ministros y publicado en la Gaceta Oficial Ordinaria 40.669 de fecha 27MAY2015, mediante el cual se crea y activan las Zonas de Defensa de Integral Marítimas e Insulares (ZODIMAIN); ahora lo que se conoce como la "Fachada Atlántica de Venezuela" pasa a ser definida por la ZODIMAIN Atlántica, dejando ahora a la República Cooperativa de Guyana sin salida al Atlántico. sera que se podra poner la zona en reclamacion en el mapa de venezuela ya es ovio que tenemos comtrol de esa parte de terreno con este decreto --Colaborado12 (talk) 04:38, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Hello, I want change the picture, tell me wat I do exactly. My english is not good. Kindly. Arlette Vidal-Naquet

Mass deletion of files by Munifi3nt[edit]

Could you please undelete the Feyziyeh school photos uploaded by Munifi3nt? Even though they were uploaded by a banned user, they're good photos and the only photos of the building wikipedia has.--Bosstopher (talk) 20:25, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Karl Eberhard Schongarth[edit]

Dear Denniss, This is an undeletion request for File:EberhardSchongarth.jpg , that you deleted: 18:27, 10 June 2015. The file is depicting Karl Eberhard Schongarth as a SS-Oberscharfuhrer, which means the photograph was taken between 30 Jan. 1941 and 1943. (See the German Wikipedia). As the photographer is unknown, and the photograph is >70 years old, this means the photograph would fall under the license Anonymous-EU. Thank you in advance, Vysotsky (talk) 22:07, 10 June 2015 (UTC)

No. I don't buy this anonymous claim which is an too easy way to work around uncertain copyright status of old images. --Denniss (talk) 22:28, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
But could you give arguments, and not just a decision? My arguments are not just claims. (1) I looked at all websites where the file is used (like this one, and 6 others), and could not find any photographer's name or original heritage organization anywhere. (2) And I clearly stated why I am certain of the date, between 1941 and 1943 (Schongarth as Oberscharfuhrer). I think these arguments are not "too easy", but founded on searches, reasoning and logical thinking. Vysotsky (talk) 23:42, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
For these kind of photographs I also always check the image database of NIOD, the Dutch War Institute. This database contained two images of K.E. Schöngarth: an older one (Schöngarth dressed as a civilian), the other one -dated "Summer 1944", (image number 36646)- depicts Schöngarth in the uniform of a Brigadeführer (thus: after 30 Jan. 1943) sitting in a garden. This adds to the argument that the undeletion request is for a photograph that is taken before Jan. 1943, definitely between 30 Jan. 1941 and 30 Jan. 1943. As Schöngarth is posing for the photographer in the photograph (now deleted from Commons), the photographer is most likely an army photographer, in German military service. Most of these photographers are unknown. Copyright rested with the German State, and to everything before 1 January 1945 (if: author unknown) the license Anonymous-EU applies at this moment. As to his rank: according to the badges the photograph was indeed taken during his time as Oberführer (Jan.1941-Jan.1943). I hope this suffices as an undeletion request. Vysotsky (talk) 09:36, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

File:Sandeul performing in 2013.jpg[edit]

Hi Denniss,

You marked the following images

 [[File:Sandeul performing in 2013.jpg]] 
 [[File:CNU performing in 2013.jpg]] 


 [[File:Bro Performing in 2013.jpg]] 

as missing permission information. I've added a permission statement saying that at the bottom of the image source, there is a creative commons attribute symbol allowing the picture's usage. Now that I've added the permission statements, how do I prevent the photos from deletion?

Thank you, --Cat-whiskers (talk) 02:51, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

GlobalReplace sign-ins[edit]

Denniss, not sure if you're aware of the issue, but any time someone logs in with GlobalReplace it will add a new entry to Commons:GlobalReplace/Sign-in. I don't know if it's worth it to keep removing entries, and no idea why it does that in the first place. Huntster (t @ c) 10:38, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Sock of user you indefinitely blocked[edit]

Hi Denniss, about a year ago you blocked User:WhyHellWhy for "POV-pushing with pro-russian agenda, purpose-created account for edit-warring". Shortly thereafter, and following a similar block on, User:KronosLine began making identical edits pushing the same agenda and edit warring. Look at the history of File:BlankMap-World-v2.png for example. WhyHellWhy had been edit warring with you to depict Crimea as Russian, and following WhyHellWhy's block, KronosLine resumed this edit war. Similar behaviour can be observed on File:Foreign Currency uses and pegs, Ruble included.png for example, and on [8] vs [9].

KronosLine was subsequently abandoned by the user in favour of User:Leftcry, who has been engaging in very similar behaviour, edit warring to retain past edits made by WhyHellWhy (ie File:BlankMap-World-v4-colored.png, File:Death rate world map.PNG, File:BlankMap-World-v4.png, File:DaylightSaving-World-Subdivisions.png, File:Christians distribution.png, File:RussianLanguageMap.png). When asked about the situation, Leftcry admitted to being KronosLine, but denies being WhyHellWhy, but given the evidence above I find that very hard to believe. It seems clear to me that this is a case of socking to evade WhyHellWhy's block. TDL (talk) 17:10, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

Any thoughts on this Denniss? Are you not convinced by the evidence? I can provide plenty more diffs/behavioural evidence connecting the two if you require it. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that these are the same person.
Or is there some place better on commons to request a SPI (ie COM:AN)? TDL (talk) 11:52, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Please review files if you have the time[edit]

Hello Denniss, I have a favor to ask, I recently uploded a number of pictures of the w:en:Cares Trail at w:en:Picos de Europa National Park that do have the propper license some (CC BY-SA 2.0) and some (CC BY 2.0) all from flickr and from 2 authors. The bot user:FlickreviewR is apparently malfunctioning (according to the user page) and was not able to find the source of the pictures. The link points to the album in which they are included instead of the individual pictures. If you have the time and want to take care of it I would appreciate it. They are all named Ruta del Cares followed by a number from 1 to 36. Regards. --Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 17:49, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Hello again, I found a way to take care of it myself, I will do it some files at a time. Regards.--Crystallizedcarbon (talk) 16:15, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment:: This is the source that you give? And then you just remove the failed flickrreview template...without the image passing review? I can only fix some of the problems. Best, --Leoboudv (talk) 19:15, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
  • I fixed the problem today but tomorrow, I don't know as it is a working day. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 20:21, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Question about restoring overwritten image[edit]

Hi. I see that you recently restored an overwritten image at File:Notable indians.jpg. You didn't include an edit summary, so can I ask why you restored the overwritten version? My understanding is that, as explained in Commons:Overwriting files, overwriting images with different versions is not allowed, as it causes problems when the image is used elsewhere (on other Wikipedia projects and external sites). If my understanding is incorrect, I would certainly appreciate being corrected. Also, as you restored the modified overwritten version of the image at File:Notable indians.jpg, the descriptions no longer match the content of the image itself, but can't be changed by non-admins as the page is now edit-protected. Anyway, I await your response. Thanks. --DAJF (talk) 12:53, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Sorry to bother you again, but I should also add that the license for the File:Hon. Gurbax Malhi.jpg image is incorrectly described as "Public Domain" in the File:Notable indians.jpg montage, when actually it is "CC BY 3.0". As the image page is edit-protected, maybe you can correct this. --DAJF (talk) 12:57, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Undoing actions by User:WMFOffice[edit]

Hi Denniss,

I was made aware that you disabled (locally) a global block that User:WMFOffice placed earlier today. While i'm sure you did so in good faith I want to make clear that undoing any action by that account (which are all considered Office/Official actions ) is not allowed. As its used page states: "Queries about actions made with this account should be directed to" we can not always explain why we did an action but we will always respond to legitimate questions. In this case the user in question is banned from editing or participating on the projects in any way. Obviously I left the request he made intact so that it could be addressed by the commons community if they felt it legitimate but the topic of the specific request (or any other edits made from that IP ) do not change the fact that he is banned from editing. Like you he also has the option of emailing us if there is another issue that needs addressing.

Undoing an Office action is a serious thing and can result in a lock or other action on the account of the person who did it (even without warning). You're a long term user and deserved this warning, but I trust that you will not do it again. Jalexander--WMF 20:06, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Stop threaten people who are working for no cent that you get every month your money! You all in Frisco should start to think about what you are doing here! Marcus Cyron (talk) 18:06, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
"Like you he also has the option of emailing us" gives the impression that if Russavia emails you with a question, then you will give an answer. My understanding is that basic questions about Russivia's office block (like why, on what evidence and how to appeal) have to date remained unanswered. -- (talk) 20:12, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
I value licensing issues higher than the BS WMF made with this block/ban/whatever so If I see a requirement to enable him to post something to resolve the issue I will unblock such an IP again. Anyway this unblock was meant to be temporary. I am not required to be a WMF slave following the Master's orders, I'm here to work for Commons and support its integrity/validity of licenses and help resolve issue with them.--Denniss (talk) 20:41, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
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+1 I think both arguments can be reasonable, depends very much on the detailled case. All 3 sides could perhaps try and work on a solution to enable one safe way of communication in case one of these really needs some xtra-care. --Trofobi (talk) 07:50, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
+PS: @Jalexander-WMF, LilaTretikov (WMF): It makes me sad to see that the way treating contributors is still on the same level of escalating aggressions like Erik Möller treated DaB. Some years ago I have made a really astonishingly good experience that we have people in our community who are able and willing to help de-escalate and find solutions (see en:WP:DR). Lila, you once promised finding and establishing better ways of communication; I would be happy to find that this is on it's way? --Trofobi (talk) 23:58, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
Jalexander, perhaps you can perform the required edits yourself so that Denniss doesn't feel compelled to unblock the user who offered to fix legal issues in our pages? --Nemo 08:37, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
I hope I am not the only one here that thinks that if Russavia contacted them with a problem that they would summarily ignore it. AGF and all that aside there is absolutely zero chance that this problem would have even come to light if he had emailed it to the WMF. I have never once in all my ten years of editing seen the WMF leave a message to the community saying X was brought to our attention in private, please discuss and address if appropriate. So +1 to what Denniss said. Reguyla (talk) 19:41, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
Without trying to stir up yet more past Russavia drama... such things have been an issue in the past. Russavia was not the person who originally noted that copyright problem, but it was ignored for years. It is worth noting that the copyrighted material WAS eventually revdeleted in June of 2014, but not until over a month after wikilegal was notified, and not until Russavia ended up taking the drastic step of contacting the copyright holder directly. (That he did so was in fact later cited by a number of editors as a reason to ban him from enwiki)
This was a case where the 'but we can get away with it' game was played on multiple levels. The English Wikipedia has huge, massive, known copyright problems, and they are systematically ignored. While that is not directly 'our' problem here, we can't fall into the same trap of systematically ignoring licensing issues, and I don't personally think we can trust that the WMF is going to always take the right position with respect to the interests of this project... the digital 'safe harbor' makes it easy for them to ignore an issue unless it's formally reported by the copyright owner, and there are too many behind the scenes political games.
Our 'obligation to reusers' to ensure that content is legally reusable is talked about a lot, but this is just one case (of many) where that obligation was willfully ignored for far too long, including (apparently) by WMF legal. I find it highly disturbing that JAlexander is acting as if he was doing us a favor by allowing a major licensing issue to be brought to our attention. Revent (talk) 08:46, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

So, this is how and by whom WMF was "made aware". No surprise, that the informer didn't notify Denniss. --Túrelio (talk) 08:30, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

@Jalexander-WMF: I would consider that engaging in the lobbying against the newest EU freedom of panorama plans a much more important thing than playing office action games on Russavia. At the moment millions of pictures at commons and therefor, counting all language versions, the illustration of many hundreds of thousands of wikipedia articles is at risk, to a broad extent the quality of Wikipedia is a risk and all you do is caring about wether a global locked user does some IP edits or not? Unbelievable. --Matthiasb (talk) 20:50, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

wmf is superior to you so please my dear be so kind and shut up and work. as everybody of the community should know. Latest since superprotect and superblock there should be no doubt ...Sicherlich talk 22:21, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Jalexander, be bold and block as many admins as required to stop this nonsense and to protect the interest of ordinary users here. If some admins here have no interest to defend ordinary users from severe harassing through IRC, WM Projects and all related venues, they are not essential part of this community here. I already provided some evidence to explain how toxic that user is. Jalexander, if you still prefer to stay mellow, Commons will end up a heaven for these type of craps. Jee 03:27, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

(Tangental statement for clarification, this is not a discussion with Jkadavoor) As Russavia is not here to respond to claims of "harassment" by Jkadavoor, I feel it ethical to highlight the last comment as a claim about (old) events not on this project and have never been presented correctly as a claim of harassment to anyone with authority to do anything about it. The above allegation that seems to claim that Russavia is engaging with harassment of "ordinary users" (I think we can read that as Jkadavoor, nobody else has made a claim) on "IRC, WM Projects and all related venues" which is not true. Should Jkadavoor continue to fuel drama by lighting fires on multiple noticeboards with these false claims (as we have seen in the last 24 hours), then I feel it would be right to consult with Russavia on what action to take to ensure Wikimedia applies natural justice, rather than bureaucracy for the sake of it. Jkadavoor's allegations are both pointless drama, considering that Russavia is already Office locked so no further action can be taken against Russavia, and using this project to falsely defame someone who is unable to bring a case and present the facts themselves using Commons project procedures. In addition please refer to this action where Jkadavoor has been warned about his use of IRC texts on Commons, a practice expressly forbidden in the IRC channels in question and where he is free to approach local sysops with reports of harassment; to my knowledge a procedure that Jkadavoor has repeatedly refused to follow, preferring to repeatedly create a hostile environment on Commons instead. -- (talk) 11:09, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Another nonsense. The user in question is allowed to edit at VP, AN, AN/U...alowed to upload new files.. enjoying all freedom and exceptions compared to any other WMF/Community banned users here. Still no possibility to defend himself? Jee 11:06, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
While having to reset router and/or use open proxies all the time? Interesting "freedom" --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 15:45, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
WMF is only the hosting provider, the community does not need a wmf-super-secret-court. I am disappointed how the WMF talk with volunteers. You all in Frisco should start to think about what you are doing here! --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:01, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
I don't understand why it was necessary to unblock Russavia and I don't see anything productive coming from beating that dead horse. He pointed out a license problem and I appreciate that. So we fix it. There is no reason a blocked user has to perform those edits. --Dschwen (talk) 14:07, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
From Denniss's comment above If I see a requirement to enable him to post something to resolve the issue I will unblock such an IP again. Anyway this unblock was meant to be temporary. This unblock is a temporary to resolve the licensing issue (IMO it's for additional details if needed) --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 15:45, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
Well, the original post by R. seemed pretty clear. Hence my question, why an unblock had to be performed. --Dschwen (talk) 01:47, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

File:Notable indians.jpg[edit]

Denniss; Is it ok to unprotect File:Notable indians.jpg?[10] --Walter Siegmund (talk) 16:25, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Serena Grandi Sitting Topless[edit]

salve, le scrivo per dirle che la foto caricata di serena grandi,, non rappresenta un violazione di copyright, perchè nella legge italiana, il copyright in italia scade dopo vent' anni la sua creazione, anche se l' autore è ancora vivo,, -- 10:34, 30 June 2015 (UTC) :)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:4X-AHC Martin Harrison.jpg[edit]

Could you take a look at this DR? Your previous opinion was critical in the Pokemon case study being linked. Thanks -- (talk) 18:24, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

I've got permission for File:LeeSeungGiToMubank2015.jpg, Why you still delete it?[edit]

Hi Denniss.. I upload File:LeeSeungGiToMubank2015.jpg with Commons License, I already got permission from the picture owner, and also give link to permission evidence. Why did you still delete it from Commons with Copyright violation report? Did I use the wrong license? Than please tell me how to fix it..

Thank you, hope you will answer My question --Omuraiisu (talk) 08:09, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

cropping, authorship and license[edit]

Ok, thank you. I will fix issues this week. I am really sorry Enstropia (talk) 07:08, 6 July 2015 (UTC)


Hola Dennis: Hace casi un año que no pasaba por aquí ya que estoy más volcado en Wikipedia. En una serie de fotos de la Vuelta a España a su paso por Vigo se hicieron unas fotos por "Elentir" que tiene un Blog que marca tendencias, al que convencí que las liberase todas y así lo hizo con las más de 13.000 que tiene. Yo subí varias y, aunque me comentas que el autor y sus derechos no están claros, luego pone en los datos de la foto que un Bot las ha mirado y tienen licencia CC-BY-SA-2.0. Esta es la licencia que ha dado a todas sus fotos de Flicker. No sé que hacer. ¿Se borrarán?, ¿tengo que hacer algo más?. Te rogaría me ayudases porque estoy confuso. Muchas gracias. Saludos.Adolfobrigido (talk) 21:32, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

Help me understand[edit]

Help me understand something: If uploading a new version of a commons image is not allowed (which your reversion here seems to indicate), then why is it given as an option at all images ("Upload a new version of this file")? Winkelvi (talk) 16:22, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Winkelvi, it is explained in the Sacred Overwriting Guidelines. I have separated the cropped versions from the original file and moved to the new file you uploaded earlier. Please note particularly how I've used {{Self}} to attribute the file. Thank you for uploading the new file without a copy of the lead section of the Wikipedia article as the original uploader did. Green Giant (talk) 17:09, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

Ivan Santini[edit]

For the picture of Ivan Santini, it's my picture. I took this picture today. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Estora (talk • contribs)


Hi Denniss, gab es einen wichtigen Grund für diese Rücksetzung? Jan Mod Aal ist ja offensichtlich eine SP von Hans Hillewaert, d.h. der vorausgegangene Edit ist seine Willensäusserung. Er hat mich gebeten diese Version wiederherzustellen. Ich wollte vorher aber dich dazu anhören. Grundsätzlich ist es so, dass er als Biopics verschwinden will, was per meta:Right to vanish ja legitim ist. Da er viele qualitativ hochwertige Bilder beigesteuert hat, ist es m.E. angemessen, seinem Wunsch zu entsprechen. --Túrelio (talk) 08:15, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Wenn er das wünscht dann kein Problem. --Denniss (talk) 08:55, 13 July 2015 (UTC)


You deleted it without any discussion and nomination for deletion? 0_0 --Алый Король (talk) 09:32, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

That's how copyvios are handled. --Denniss (talk) 09:34, 13 July 2015 (UTC)
You are so smart. How did you recognize copyvio? --Алый Король (talk) 09:39, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

User:Faebot/Flickrstreams of concern[edit]

Hi Denniss,

I have taken the time to fix this report today (it needed adapting to the API change). I am not convinced that many admins have used it, perhaps it is not exciting enough? If you do find it useful, in the longer term you may have some thoughts on improving it which I would welcome. For the moment I'm not planning on moving it to Labs, though that is not a practical disadvantage, especially as I have yet to work out how to keep API keys private on a public platform. Thanks -- (talk) 23:14, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

User page deletion[edit]

In 2014 you deleted the user page of User:Rolandodeynigo for being indefinitely blocked. Could you do the same for his sockpuppet, User:Fleurdelysees, who has been banned last year as well? His user page is quite misleading, with the claims of having uploaded valued and quality images. Tom-L (talk) 10:57, 15 July 2015 (UTC)


Hi, Russavia has clearly harassed INeverCry (or somebody else, as some claim), so unblocking him is not quite wise. Regards, Yann (talk) 10:10, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

We had lots of fake Russavia vandals lately so this has to be proved. --Denniss (talk) 13:05, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
He himself admitted on IRC that Special:Contributions/Snitches get stitches is his sock. Even without that, there is absolutely no doubt. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:54, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Administrator Barnstar Hires.png The Admin's Barnstar
Thank you for using the tools supporting good governance and leadership for our community. (talk) 10:31, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Deletion of Baruch Shemtov at WNYW[edit]

Hi Denniss! I'm wondering why you deleted the photo of "Baruch Shemtov at WNYW on June 20, 2014." I took the photo and uploaded the raw image to Wikimedia Commons. Is there a reason? Or you're just suspicious of the photo because it has been used elsewhere?

Thanks for your concern!


Bengali Muslim montage.jpg[edit]

Hi, why was this deleted? Two images from Wikipedia were in the public domain, and the rest were sourced from Commons. Where was the copyright violation?--F2416 (talk) 21:35, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Why did you revert the image to a wrongly cropped version?[edit]

The page is elaborating reflecting surface in Cg programming,and is using the high polished mirror-face sculpture Cloud Gate as a real life example of this attribute. Why did you make to photo wrongly cropped to field of view that only presents the irrelevant skating arena ,without the Cloud Gate aside?

The gate is not covered by FoP thus it's a derivative work. --Denniss (talk) 07:27, 28 July 2015 (UTC)


Why you deleted all the photos I've uploaded to Wikipedia? Most of these photos were of my own work. They had no copyright, except AndyKhachaturian.jpg --Californipedia (talk) 19:08, 31 July 2015 (UTC)


Hallo, Der antrag hat delinker komplett blockiert. 130074 waren gequeued (das sind zu viele), welche ich nun aus der db gelöscht habe (Query OK, 130074 rows affected (36.38 sec)). Bitte nicht erneut beantragen, sonst das selbe problem erneut. lg :-)--Steinsplitter (talk) 11:17, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

Proxy vandalism[edit]

Hello! Since this IP was blocked, why not get rid editions? Every few months, mysterious IPs ask deleting all pictures of money of Argentina and inventing the same sentence. Regards. --Gastón Cuello (talk) 23:12, 3 August 2015 (UTC)


Just a note: it would have been better if you’d left a note on my talk page, so I could have just updated the thing, wouldn’t it? (The point being, I get an email notification when you edit my talk page, but not if you revert some edit of mine). Kind regards  TRN 3.svg • hugarheimur 22:17, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Wieso entfernst Du unkommentiert berechtigte Löschanträge?[edit]

Kannst Du mir Deine Reverts bitte erklären? --Nobody perfect (talk) 11:30, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Diese LAs waren unsinning. --Denniss (talk) 13:39, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
Etwas genauer bitte? Das waren keine Einfachen Schriftzüge oder geometrische Formen, sondern handgezeichnete Signets, die durchaus Urheberschutz genießen könnten. Zudem ist der Uploader ein notorischer Troll, der in etlichen Wikiprojekten infinit gesperrt ist und seit Jahren mit hunderten Sockenpuppen Commons & de-wp nervt... --Nobody perfect (talk) 07:21, 6 August 2015 (UTC)


I'm not sure whether you were handling it before I reported it to you or not, as it seems my PC's time was out of sync. But whatever the case, thank you for handling this so swiftly. Tom-L (talk) 20:37, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

User:CondeDeBuenosAires might be another one as well, though looking at his work, he might just be uploading work by other people, including Rolando. File:Escudo de Armas de Cornejo.png from Heraldica Blog is a clear copyright violation ( So are File:Escudo de Armas de Uriburu.gif and File:Centro de Estudios Genealógicos de San Luis.png, as far as I can understand the Spanish. Tom-L (talk) 21:01, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
Another probable sockpuppet of Rolando I forgot to report: User:Joseph Luis Lopez. All of his work, except "CoA of Aberdeen", is related to his persistent families, and he has inserted these on Wikipedia himself. Tom-L (talk) 23:40, 10 August 2015 (UTC)
¿Qué es esto? ¿Quiénes son Rolando, User:Joseph Luis Lopez y Tom-L? --CondeDeBuenosAires (talk) 06:23, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Языковой барьер[edit]

Можно попросить вас поспособствовать преодолению языкового барьера? --Daverdis (talk) 07:58, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Permission to Maxim Timoshenko-portrait.jpg[edit]

Hi Denniss,

File:Maxim Timoshenko-portrait.jpg. OTRS pending: Ticket#2015081310019011 ( Maxim Timoshenko (talk) 09:12, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Deletion request[edit]

Will you please delete File:Russian sage.jpg so I can upload a new version? Rationalobserver (talk) 18:37, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Please restore File:Tmp Hourroukou Jeiyck.jpg and File:Tmp H.Ismael & Beefa-1113212177.jpg inmediatelly[edit]

Denniss, you've deleted these two files as a mass deleletion. As you noticied, there are a Deletion request in progress for the both files. Please be more careful. --Amitie 10g (talk) 23:50, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

No. --Denniss (talk) 06:55, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Flag of Morocco.svg[edit]

I am asking that you revert the file to my last previous version of 20:29, February 26, 2015. Omar-toons keeps fighting against the smaller star, but we have a construction sheet and until Omar-toons provides a differing construction sheet and not just their opinion that the star is too small, the revision should not have taken place. Fry1989 eh? 02:05, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Done. Is the .PDF noticed by Zscout still available on the net? --Denniss (talk) 06:52, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. I can no longer access the PDF from Zscout, but there is also File:Flag of Morocco (GOST construction).jpg which was supported by Permjak with slightly different proportions. Fry1989 eh? 17:19, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Tropenmuseum license template must be updated to reflect the museum's merger[edit]

Hi Denniss! You have reverted several of my good faith edits on the KIT-license template today. I am in the progress of preparing a new upload by the (former) Tropenmuseum and have been specifically requested and instructed by the museum staff to change the template to reflect the museum's new situation (it has merged with two other museums, and the newly merged museum has a new name). Since you reverted my edits that intended to reflect this new situation, I would like to hear your suggestions on how to approach this in a different way. The text at is correct on the new situation, but I am only proficient enough in English, Dutch and French to make sure the texts are correct there. It's not correct to keep the old texts in the other languages of the template. I'd appreciate your suggestions! Thank you, Spinster (talk) 19:50, 17 August 2015 (UTC) (former Wikipedian in Residence - this upload is a follow-up to my WiR project Expedition Wikipedia)

Also, the old Tropenmuseum logo must not be used anymore. The newly merged museum has a new logo; unfortunately its designers don't approve it being released under a free license. The museum currently does not want to use any logo at all on Commons. Spinster (talk) 19:54, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
I went ahead and updated the German text to reflect the current situation. De728631 (talk) 20:47, 17 August 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! The Malayam text was also translated... nice. Spinster (talk) 07:40, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Image for Natalia Fedner[edit]

I uploaded a photo for Natalia Fedner and used her as the source and asked her to email the permission which she did. Thanks. DarrenDorsey (talk) 10:07, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

My talk page[edit]

Hi Denniss, this is Scott (Russavia). Mate I see that my user talk page has now been semi-protected because of some trolling. Semi-protecting it is going to prevent notification of an DRs by IP editors, which could very well lead to files being deleted, and also means that the deletion policy itself isn't being followed as the uploader is not being notified. Could you please fully unprotect the talk page so that this can occur. Trolling can be dealt with as appropriate by reverting, and revdel/oversight if need be. Semi-protecting is giving the gutless troll what they want -- the opportunity to disrupt. 18:52, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

Done. Protection was useless anyway judging from the recent Troll attacks on multiple pages - they just attack other user pages. They must be really sad/dumb people (or just one idiot). --Denniss (talk) 07:20, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
Yep, thanks for that. Now any IP noms will be able to be seen, and those who are following my talk page will be able to deal with them as they see fit. By the way, do you have any background on why the Russavia account is now indefinitely blocked after a wheel war with Yann? I've tried looking for info but can't see anything anywhere where the block has been discussed, or even endorsed. Cheers, 05:46, 25 August 2015 (UTC)


Denniss, I noticed you kept File:Eirepas.JPG, but left the file without a license tag. I presume your rationale for keeping was something like {{PD-ineligible}} or {{PD-old-70}}, but I couldn't fix it myself, since you didn't include your rationale for keeping the file at Commons:Deletion requests/File:Eirepas.JPG. Would you mind adding a license tag? —RP88 (talk) 22:03, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

reverted to last good version with a valid license tag. --Denniss (talk) 22:09, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. —RP88 (talk) 22:18, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Could you undelete File:Michael Jones at RTX 2015.jpg, File:Luke McKay and Griffon Ramsey.jpg, File:Griffon Ramsey.jpg[edit]

Could you kindly undelete these? They're my photos and I have given permission to use them. Links with necessary details here:

--Count3D (talk) 05:44, 24 August 2015 (UTC)


What is the reason for delete the image i upolad??


Hi Denniss, regarding the Trump image, I have cropped the original so that less of the microphone is included. Aside from that, the only thing I did was desaturate. I hope that's okay.Anythingyouwant (talk) 01:24, 26 August 2015 (UTC)