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"flickr" wikipage wikimedia "protected" images[edit]

Good evening, Dereckson.

Sorry for adding to your administration burdens.

The author and source of the uploaded photos are taken by Corrinne Yu's husband Kenneth Scott. None of these are professional photography and all of these are taken by family members (husband) on Corrinne Yu's cell phone or camera. These are all casual candid family photos with no professional photographer holding any copyrights.

Since the file names are protected and locked now, if you can be kind enough to attribute the author and source to Kenneth Scott, it would be greatly appreciated.

If not, I am flattered and surprised so many people even made a wikipedia page of my professional career. If I cannot add one casual candid cell phone photo by my family / husband to the wikipedia entry as an informative photo, all is still well. And I apologize for the wikimedia inconvenience this attempt caused.

Thank you.CorrinneYu (talk)Corrinne Yu

VI used in[edit]

Hi Dereckson, Thank you for spending some of your time to figure out how VICs are used. The information you provide help improving the quality of the reviews. -- Slaunger 19:47, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

And thank you for helping to close nominations. I am busy with real life commitments, so the help is really appreciated. -- Slaunger 18:51, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

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Image:Caricature de Mahomet par Lilyu.jpg[edit]

Hi, i reverted your modification of the licensing of this image. Look at the comment [1] for explanation. If you disagree, please contact me on my PDD, before changing the licensing of my work on Commons. --Lilyu (talk) 03:19, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Le droit d'auteur ne naît pas avec l'idée mais dès lors qu'une œuvre originale est créée. Sur le plan courant du terme, la combinaison vide / titre en rapport est originale. Du point de vue du droit de la propriété intellectuelle, un simple titre et du vide ne sont pas des éléments suffisamment originaux que pour que naisse le droit d'auteur.
Si maintenant tu se sens plus à l'aise avec une licence concédée de façon telle que ton œuvre puisse être exploitée comme si elle était dans le domaine public plutôt que de préciser qu'elle n'est pas une œuvre originale, cela ne me pose aucun souci personnel. --Dereckson (talk) 05:52, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Deletion warnings[edit]

Hello! Thank you for adding deletion warnings to notify users. Please note, however, that you're adding them to users' user pages, and not their talk pages; warnings belong on talk pages! If you could move your warnings on User:Sankumar23 and User:Note6200 to their talk pages it would be appreciated; I'd go ahead and do it myself, but then the page history would say I added the notes. Once you've moved the messages please let me know so I can delete the user pages :) Thanks! -- Editor at Largetalk 01:29, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Ooops sorry for my distraction. Moved. --Dereckson (talk) 01:56, 21 June 2009 (UTC)
No worries! It happens to the best of us ;) Cheers, -- Editor at Largetalk 02:07, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

Flickr reviewer[edit]

Hello Dereckson, and thank you for your application to be a flickr reviewer. The application has been removed as successful, and you've been added to the list of reviewers. Congratulations! Please see Commons:Flickr images if you haven't done so already, and the backlogs at Category:Flickr images needing human review and Category:Flickr review needed. A helpful script for easy-tagging flickr images is at importScript('User:Patstuart/Flickrreview.js'); (which you can add to your monobook.js), and you can add {{user reviewer}} or {{user trusted}} to your user page if you wish. Thank you for your work on Commons! :) PeterSymonds (talk) 21:28, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Hi Dereckson I apologise if I have done something wrong. I downloaded these two pictures from a website where the pictures' publisher had made them available for use on wikipedia. I'm still learning about the process Thanks Greg

File:Beachcomber gathering wreckage.jpg[edit]

Several archives make pictures available in Flickr The Commons that are in the public domain. Because the reason why these pictures are in the public domain differs for every picture, a "no known copyright status" has been created. This is one of these pictures. Could you please revert your nomination. Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 20:08, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

Please also read the summary of the debates on Commons here.
The picture have been taken by an unknown photograph in 1932. There are a lot more of people taking photos in 1932 living than dead in 1939. So there a more chance this picture is still copyrighted.
On de. they have fixed a 1923 ceiling.
Do you have the feeling we should use a regular DR instead? --Dereckson (talk) 20:23, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
First of all, I don't know what a DR is. Secondly, Spaarnestad transferred their photo database to the Nationaal Archief for preservation. Nationaal Archief has put these particular pictures in the No known copyright status, meaning, as far as their research has gone, no one claims rights. So, in general Wikimedia has accepted them, like images from many other archives, to be in the public domain, and created an appropriate copyright status. Even, if they aren't in the public domain, Nationaal Archief is to blame, and only then is the time to take appropriate actions. There is a saying in the Netherlands "being holier than the Pope" which means that when everyone is saying that it is white, someone is still persisting that it is black. At the moment, you are in the last category. Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 21:40, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
Your expression is true, because yes on copyright issues, I act as an ayatollah when I'm on Commons. Because I consider it's one of the moral goal of Commons not only to be compliant with copyrights laws but also to give the WARRANTY to every people using our resources it's TRULY and UNDOUBTLY free. To attain this objective, we must be holier than the Pope.
A DR is a deletion request, the process to delete a picture when there is debate. I cancel my speedy deletion request, in favour of this procedure, so, ours arguments will be calmly reviewed by other members of the community interested in the process. --Dereckson (talk) 23:21, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
Oh, and as I stresses with the previus sample, no a 1933 picture is not accepted everywhere. On de. it's only for < 1923. --Dereckson (talk) 23:28, 27 June 2009 (UTC)


Salut Sébastien. Could you please use templates (such as {{oppose}}, {{sup}}, etc.) per this guideline, when assessing image on VI (also on FPC and QIC)? It makes it easier for the closing of the nomination afterwards. Merci. Lycaon (talk) 07:58, 28 June 2009 (UTC)


Hi, it is not the default background, the default shipped with Kubuntu is the same as the default upstream. I will see if I can update the image to the default one. P.D. Thanks for fixing the last Juk screenshot license :) Greetings --Götz (talk) 15:12, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Or just any other free image. --Dereckson (talk) 18:06, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

The status of my images[edit]

File:Pp-screenshot-wiki.jpg is one I received when I wrote the article PhotoPerfect - from Arcadia Software, the publisher of PhotoPerfect.

(File:PhotoPerfectScreen.jpg is the screenshot I first made for this article, but Arcadia didn't like it, so it isn't used. OK it vanishes.)

File:BeamwayTrains.jpg is a 3D-drawing I have made myself. Seems it is clearly marked as my creation. OlavN (talk) 07:59, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Oh no problem for File:BeamwayTrains.jpg and thank you to have share this drawing, my question were only about File:Pp-screenshot-wiki.jpg.
What's the meaning of freely in Arcadia Software permitted this picture to be used freely.
Have we the freedom of MODIFY this picture?
Are they the copyright holder on the picture in the background?
Do you estimate it should be confirmed by OTRS (the system where we track specific permissions from third parties) or can be demonstrated by other means? --Dereckson (talk) 16:52, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

I tried to look up this OTRS thing, but found no procedure description. I have the e-mail address to the Arcadia representative, so I am ready to participate. The permission I received by email, was like this:

> So I ask you now: Does Arcadia give everybody permission to use this picture - in the public domain?

> Yes, the permission is given. However we would prefer the attached screenshot, which we also use for download sites like - if you do not mind.

I don't know if this is precise enough. OlavN (talk) 22:59, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

If you want to restore the picture, could you forward the permission following the Commons:OTRS procedure? The OTRS volunteer will then undelete the picture. You can also request temporary (15 days) undelete the time to request the permission on COM:UNDEL --Dereckson (talk) 14:58, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Deletion warnings again[edit]

Hello again ;) Just wanted to point out User:Jamesclaws: you put the deletion warning on the userpage by mistake again. I'll check back later and delete the userpage when you've moved it. Cheers! -- Editor at Largetalk 22:09, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

Ooops. Fixed. --Dereckson (talk) 08:57, 6 August 2009 (UTC)


Hey, I've just browsed a bit through your contributions and your deleted contributions. You seem to be a good user, and I think you could make a good admin here. Are you interested in becoming one? I definitely think you have the potential, but if you don't want it, I'll respect that. Let me know what you think. --The Evil IP address (talk) 22:11, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Hi, I've no objection and I'm open to a nomination by another Commons contributor although I'm not going to nominate myself. --Dereckson (talk) 15:29, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
Awesome, I've nominated you. --The Evil IP address (talk) 16:05, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

PD-OLD / PD Art[edit]

Arrête, ya la moitié du musée de Cherbourg à corriger :o). Je le ferais moi-même. cdlt. HaguardDuNord (talk) 23:00, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Bon ok je te laisse achever :) Je suis arrivé ici. --Dereckson (talk) 23:02, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Your urge to delete[edit]

Re: Your deletion request; please read my notes. Llywelyn2000 (talk) 05:41, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Could you send by mail a publication authorization, inspired from Commons:OTRS#Declaration_of_consent_for_all_enquiries and join any documentation proofing you're now the copyright holder of the pamphlet intellectual property ? If you haven't it, you can join instead a statement under oath claiming you're the copyright holder. --Dereckson (talk) 17:37, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations, Dear Administrator![edit]

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An offering for our new administrator from your comrades...

Dereckson, congratulations! You now have administrator rights on Commons. Please take a moment to read the Commons:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Commons:Administrators' noticeboard an it subpages), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings or modifications of protected pages. The majority of the actions of administrators can be reversed by the other admins, except for history merges which must thus be treated with particular care. Have a look at the list of Gadgets (on the bottom there are the ones specifically for admins – however, for example the UserMessages are very helpful too).

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Please also check or add your entry to the List of administrators and the related lists by language and date it references.

Good luck and congratulations! If you need any help, I'll try to help you. Again, congratulations. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 14:14, 20 August 2009 (UTC)


Sorry for Nightwish: Live at 1997 7, the licence at flickr was wrong, but i already put the correct. Dream Night (talk) 02:25, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

What you can do also is to ask the [2]'s photographer to change its license or send a permission on OTRS, the first being the easiest for him. --Dereckson (talk) 11:27, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Forgot two?[edit]

Hi! You closed this DR Commons:Deletion requests/File:Dre bogaert 24.jpg but what about the line "Also File:Dré Bogaert 17.jpg and File:Dré Bogaert 09.jpg ...". Was that a keep or a delete? :-) --MGA73 (talk) 19:27, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Fixed. --Dereckson (talk) 19:34, 22 August 2009 (UTC)
Perfect! --MGA73 (talk) 19:37, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Je comprends rien[edit]

Il semblerait que User:Inactivist ait pris le parti de notifier les admins inactifs (dont je fais un peu partie, einh), et de leur filer des warnings à tour de bras. notafish }<';> 14:28, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

D'après ce que j'ai compris, Commons utilise la policy de meta sur les conditions de maintien du statut d'admin, à savoir un minimum de 5 actions nécessitant les droits sysop sur une durée de 6 mois (suppression, restauration, attribution de flag utilisateur, blocage, etc.).
Des vérifications périodiques sont effectuées mais pour qu'une vérification aie lieu, il faut que la précédente soit fini (ce qui demande 7 mois, vu que tout admin inactif a une période de 30 jours pour déclarer son intention de conserver son statut ou en demander le retrait, suivie d'une période de 6 mois où il est vérifié que 5 actions aient été effectuées). Inactivist était donc un utilisateur un peu trop zélé, puisque la prochaine vérification.
Et quant à nous deux, nous avons jusqu'au mois d'août pour faire nos 5 actions si l'on ne souhaite pas être embêté par la procédure lors de la prochaine vérification légitime. --Dereckson (talk) 15:00, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
Oui, c'est ce que j'avais compris. Il semblerait que Inactivist ait pris l'initiative dans son coin de nous rappeler à l'ordre sans observer les règles déjà établies. Bon, du coup, j'ai fait mes actions :) notafish }<';> 18:35, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for everything that you did on Commons and the support that you gave me! --The Evil IP address (talk) 17:59, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

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suite à notre discussion l'autre jour....[edit]

je te copie colle le message de la personne que tu sais. Tu peux l'aider ??? Anthere (talk)


Je découvre aujourd'hui seulement que j'ai une avalanche de questions concernant les images placées sur Commons à propos des droits d'auteur et je me trouve dans l'impossibilité totale d'y répondre surtout dans les 7 jours pendant cette période sans aide éclairée.

Je crois qu'il vaut mieux que je quitte définitivement Wikipédia alors que mon apport n'a sans doute pas été négligeable.

Même un prospectus des Wagons-Lits//Cook publié sur Wikipédia Orient-Express pose problème comme la couverture de l'ouvrage couronné par l'Académie française sur Théophane Vénard publié en 1929 !!!

Mes archives et mes photos intéressent plusieurs organismes ou institutions. On me demande de justifier l'utilisation de photos que mon Père et ma Mère, décédés il y a des années ( j'ai 81 ans) ont réalisées et dont je suis l'héritier !!!

Je suis chercheur de profession toujours sur la brèche. Mais à quoi bon vouloir être utile à la société dans des conditions aussi difficiles.


Je viens de lui envoyer un courriel l'invitant à envoyer une permission OTRS couvrant l'ensemble de ces futures photos et l'incitant à contacter Wikimédia France s'il souhaite ouvrir ses fonds d'archive et cherche de l'aide pour leur digitalisation. --Dereckson (talk) 15:53, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Admin inactivity[edit]

Hello Dereckson, you might be interested in this discussion: Commons_talk:Administrators/De-adminship#Activity -- A9 (talk) 06:02, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Hi, I already gave my opinion. --Dereckson (talk) 15:20, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

Comportement de Bapti dans[edit]

Bonjour, est-il tolérable que Bapti réponde en Français à des interlocuteurs ayant écrit en Anglais ? A noter qu'en dehors de Valéry ceux-ci semblent être Polonais et Australien

Je présume que Bapti les a cru francophones, et que vous devriez au contraire vous dire que Commons fait un effort pour tenter de parler à tout en chacun dans sa langue d'origine, ce qui est une marque de délicatesse, de gentillesse, de politesse ou de savoir-vivre.
A moins que Bapti n'est pas les compétences nécessaires pour appliquer un WHOIS sur ce qui me parais très improbable, surtout que Wikimedia le propose dans la page associée à l'adresse IP, je doute fort qu'il ai pu croire à un francophone, d'où ma remarque. Pour le reste les insinuations calomnieuses de Bapti à mon égard sont vraiment très loin de la délicatesse, de la gentillesse, de la politesse et du savoir-vivre, par contre elles sont très proche de la diffamation qui comme vous le savez est un délit pénal Bruno pages (talk) 06:35, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
Vous pouvez simplement lui signaler que ses locuteurs préfèrent l'anglais, et il devrait utiliser la langue de Shakespeare plutôt que de Molière dans ses interventions suivantes. --Dereckson (talk) 19:09, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
Je me suis permis de le signaler dans la discussion, je souhaitais avoir l'avis d'un administrateur et vous êtes un peu le chef d'orchestre de la discussion Bruno pages (talk) 06:35, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

Renaming files[edit]

Thanks for the note about file renaming. The file rename was on the originating project which is not a wiki project but has UK images that are compatible with our licence, and so would be changed by any bot that we may have to change image names on wiki projects. Keith D (talk) 14:53, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Okay, thank you for the precision.
On a similar topic, that remember me I've to work on a specification to help not Wikimedia wikis using Commons images, so they can be notified too of the renames. --Dereckson (talk) 15:15, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Photos de Marc Jolivet[edit]

Bonjour, J'ai uploadé ce matin, à la demande Marc Jolivet, une photo de lui "officielle" avec laquelle il communique sur tous supports. N'étant pas très à l'aise encore avec COmmons et Wikipedia, j'ai omis de renseigner le champ copyright. Il s'agit de Nicolas Sautiez/Stills press. Cette image peut être utilisée à tous fins à partir du moment ou le copyright de l'auteur est mentionné. Merci de me tenir au courant pour la suite, Marc Jolivet souhaitant rajouter cette photo sur sa page wikipedia. Cordialement,

Vous trouverez un exemple de courrier électronique à envoyer pour confirmer cela sur la page de la Wikipédia francophone fr:Aide:Republication/Image où la procédure est peut-être mieux expliquée que dans le lien que je vous ai précédemment donné.
Dès réception de ce courrier, le volontaire le traitant restaurera l'image ou demandera à un administrateur de Commons de s'en charger.
Vous pourrez dès lors remplacer dans l'article l'ancienne photo par celle-là. --Dereckson (talk) 16:08, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Merci pour votre réponse. Je viens d'envoyer à l'instant le mail comme vous l'avez dit. J'attend leur réponse.

re: File mover right granted[edit]

Sorry: my English is weak.

THX, I will cleen category pronunciation. Bubel (talk) 07:37, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

No valid reasons for renaming ?[edit]

Hey, how are you ?

I wanted to ask you why you say they are not valid reasons. For example, this image: File:Carta geológica de Colombia, Venezuela y Ecuador.jpg (Geological map of Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador.jpg) can be confused with actual geological chart of those countries. Same for this File:Carta orográfica é hidrográfica de Colombia.jpg‎ (Orographic and hydrographic map of Colombia). These maps were made in 1890 and are quite old. I know I made the mistake of uploading them with those names, but when I realized it was too late. On the other hand, the name of this file File:Colombia en la gran colombia.jpg‎ is very confusing. Translated in English is Colombia in the Great Colombia. One reason is that in 1824 the territory framed in red was not called Colombia, but New Granada. Another reason is that name seems a pun. The name that I proposed Gran Colombia map 1824.jpg, seems more appropriate.

Thank you and good luck

Shadowxfox (talk) 02:57, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Good morning,
I'm fine, thank you.
I agree with you, those names would be more appropriate.
Yet, a rename decision on Commons is a balance between file names stability and descriptive name.
So, when a name doesn't contain errors, we generally not rename it, as the full description can precise more information about the picture.
When the request is at the uploader requests, we're more flexible and generally that's granted.
Yet, I checked first File:Colombia en la gran colombia.jpg, and then thought Scaravid were the uploader of all the pictures.
I'm so renaming all the files, yours as uploader request, the last to be coherent with the others. --Dereckson (talk) 08:00, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the effort. Shadowxfox (talk) 14:39, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Filemove of Fjellstedt[edit]

Thank's (Merci!) for the help with the file-moves. I have serious computerproblems at home, why I have made several naming-misstakes the last days. I have the scanner and OCR-software but no IP-access on my computer.

My wifes computer still has some poor IP-access, but I feel uncomfortable with the keyboard and everything there.

Next week, I will have a new computer and within two weeks, I hope I will have a new high-speed-IP-access again.

Regards! -- Lavallen (talk) 17:38, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Good evening,
You're welcome.
I hope you'll get quickly this new computer and InterNet access. --Dereckson (talk) 18:06, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

Atelier photo, le Retour[edit]


l'atelier photo qui avait lieu ce week-end s'est suffisemment bien passé pour que l'on envisage d'en organiser d'autres éditions. Comme tu avais exprimé de l'intérêt sans pouvoir venir, je me permets de t'écrire en priorité pour te demander s'il y a des lieux ou des dates qui t'arrangeraient ou te sembleraient pertinents. Si tu as des idées, tu peux les soumettre sur User talk:Rama/atelier photo 2.

Merci et peut-être à un de ces jours ! Rama (talk) 09:48, 7 September 2010 (UTC)


I wasn't sure I am right when I uploaded this photo but sometimes shooting wild is a good way to verify an idea. As turned out in this example. Regards Electron Smiley kabelsalat.gif <Talk?> 15:31, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Photos de la ville de Strasbourg[edit]


Pourrais-tu transférer vers fr. les photographies suivantes (liberté de panorama) ?


Merci beaucoup. --Dereckson (talk) 10:52, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Je peux, mais elles doivent être utilisées là-bas : c'est pas trop le but de fr de stocker des images qui ne servent pas, et puis ça ajoute de la maintenance pour rien à ceux qui s'occupent des images. --Coyau (talk) 03:12, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:IlusionMEAPO.JPG[edit]

RE:Commons:Deletion requests/File:IlusionMEAPO.JPG

Sorry I didnt get to you before now. I didnt see the deletion request. Below is the applicable section of the Mexican law and a link to it online (translation below)




Article 149

Can reproduce without authorization:

The use of literary and artistic works in stores or establishments open to the public.... (the rest applies to stores.) AlejandroLinaresGarcia (talk) 14:05, 13 September 2010 (UTC)


I don't speak english I speak spanish.

Veo que has borrado una foto en este arítculo de aquí y no entiendo realmente el motivo. Aca te dejo el link de la página donde se tomó la imagen ya que es del Gobierno Federal de los Estados Unidos.


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Nanovapor9 (talk) 23:53, 17 September 2010 (UTC)


Veo que igualmente has borrado fotos de los siguientes artículos:

1. Alfonso Cano: Historial de «Alfonso Cano»

Y aquí está el link de donde proviene la imagen: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

2. Iván Márquez: Historial de «Iván Márquez»

Y aquí está el link de donde proviene la imagen: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

3. Raúl Reyes: Historial de «Raúl Reyes»

Y aquí está el link de donde proviene la imagen: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Nanovapor9 (talk) 00:17, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Las imágenes que han sido borradas no eran proveniente de este sitio del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos, sino imágenes con calidad más alta y mejores calidades técnicas y artísticas, qui obviamente provenian de otra fuente. las imágenes provenientes de la fuente que Vd indica todavía están aquí, no han sido borradas : File:Cano farc.jpg for example.

Anuta script[edit]

Hi, yes, it depends on the results of execution. I do plan to implement it within Anuta itself, but for now I rely on what Nichalp did with his creator. Wmigda (talk) 08:35, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

"rename doesn't correct any misinformation"[edit]

Why did you say "rename doesn't correct any misinformation" [3] ? How is it not misinformation to say that an area in Syria is in Israel? --Supreme Deliciousness (talk) 09:25, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Because it depends of the definition of "is" (De facto? De iure (and from the legal point of view of Israel or the international name?). Those questions could not be adressed in an image name, especially one 5 years old. People willing information about Gamla will read the Wikipedia articles or another source of information, with a lot of details on the matter. --Dereckson (talk) 13:56, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
So how is it in Israel as you said "rename doesn't correct any misinformation" ? --Supreme Deliciousness (talk) 19:15, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
Because it depends of the definitions and the point of view of everyone. If you really want to rename this picture, ask at least the agreement of the original photographer. --Dereckson (talk) 19:34, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
original photographer hasn't edited for over a year. The view of the entire world, all countries say its part of Syria, so how is it neutral to say "Israel"? my suggestion wasn't even "Syria" it was "Golan heights". --Supreme Deliciousness (talk) 22:19, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
Special:EmailUser/EdoM. --Dereckson (talk) 01:58, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

Deletion request[edit]

I request to delete my image from commons because I don't want to keep it there anymore. Thanks--സ്നേഹശലഭം (talk) 14:39, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Good afternoon,
Could you check the link? There isn't any image there. --Dereckson (talk) 18:53, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Happy new year to you, too![edit]

How pleasant that my first message in the new year was a nice one. Thank you! --Ranveig (talk) 02:03, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Arab Liberation Army[edit]

Bonsoir Dereckson,
Après avoir supprimé les liens de wp:fr et wp:en, je les ai supprimés de wp:he. Cela n'a provoqué aucune opposition et sur sur chacun des sites. (il reste un lien dans wp:he mais c'est une page de discussion - intouchable donc).
Ce drapeau n'est pas celui de l'Armée de Libération arabe.
Toutefois, en le laissant en l'état on participe à de la propagande car quand on fait une recherche google (sur web ou sur images), on trouve le lien vers l'image et un poignard dans une étoile de David a une connotation antisémite claire.
Il est de notre responsabilité de ne pas laisser utiliser wikipédia (ou commons) à de telles fins et il faudrait donc soit supprimer cette image, soit la renommer...
Merci, fr:user:Noisetier - Noisetier (talk) 20:07, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

copyvio in a composition of yours[edit]

Hi. An image of this composition has been deleted. Could you replace it? Amada44  talk to me 19:34, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

The relevant image is from the George Eastman House collection, I've sent them a mail to ask date / photographe information, to restore it or categorize it (and my then to delete compo) in the relevant Undelete in. category. --Dereckson (talk) 17:28, 13 March 2011 (UTC)


Somehow this doesn't work as intended. The link on the bottom of everypage now link to a text in Polish. Maybe it should have gone to MediaWiki:Privacypage/pl instead. --  Docu  at 16:09, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Oh yes, thank you. I renamed it to /pl. --Dereckson (talk) 17:42, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Shiraz Bus 5.png[edit]

Hi I want to tell you about the file in the title. I saw you sent me a message to confirm that I created the file. I made the file with Paint based on google earth. What else do I need to provide?

Nima Farid (talk) 15:56, 27 March 2011 (UTC)


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Background image of castle is unlikely free. Túrelio (talk) 13:56, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

File:Suicide bag.jpg[edit]

Hi Dereckson, you have undeleted this image during an ongoing undeletion request. This is at least very bad style, possibly a violation of policy. I would prefer if you could reconsider and undo you move by yourself, instead of taking a colleague to COM:AN. --Túrelio (talk) 18:05, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

FYI, [4]. --Túrelio (talk) 20:02, 8 May 2011 (UTC)

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Amada44  talk to me 13:19, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Good afternoon,
As said before, the relevant image is from the George Eastman House collection, I've sent them a mail to ask date / photographe information, to restore it or categorize it (and my then to delete compo) in the relevant Undelete in category. To this day, I've not received any useful answer.
You can delete the "French Wikipédia portail réalisation" picture, I've no objection on this matter. --Dereckson (talk) 13:24, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
Okay, the replace weren't a so bad idea.
I updated the information and hid the old image revision. --Dereckson (talk) 08:22, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
Okay. But why don't you choose an image of which you approve? cheers, Amada44  talk to me 10:49, 11 May 2011 (UTC)


Hello! Would you please restore this image? The deletion was a blunder: The pedagogue de:Johannes Maaß may have died als late as 1953 - but he was NOT the author of the image. He has only the name in common with a completely different Johannes Maaß, a professional photographer, who already died in 1930, with the year of his death verified by his obituaty. And THAT is the one who made the photo. So please correct your mistake as soon as possible. Thanks. --Der Bischof mit der E-Gitarre (talk) 15:38, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Good evening,
Thank you for the precision. I'm restoring the file. Could you update the description with the birth and death dates from the author, to avoid further future confusion? --Dereckson (talk) 20:33, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

File:Metc logo.jpg[edit]

Hello. This logo is a US Government (US Military) logo. Please see The "flickr" template was added by the image upload wizard, possibly a bug. I gave the exact source of the logo, had to read that you would have seen the source is a .mil website which places the image in the public domain. Please restore.--TParis (talk) 14:47, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Good afternoon,
The image is already restored.
Sorry, I thought it were a private education center and not a US military one. Once I saw the other related pictured, I cancel the picture deletion. --Dereckson (talk) 14:49, 21 May 2011 (UTC)
(edit conflict)Thanks for restoring. While you're at it, I spelled aerial wrong on the title of File:METC_Ariel_view.jpg and I do not have "move" rights. Could you please fix the title?--TParis (talk) 14:50, 21 May 2011 (UTC)
You're welcome. Already done too, I saw your message on the village pump. --Dereckson (talk) 14:55, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Escher-Museum deletion discussion[edit]

Hi Dereckson, you closed the discussion at Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Paleis_lange_voorhout.jpg as "Delete", but the picture is still there under the same filename, and looks unchanged. I see you've done a file move, but something seems to have gone awry. Could you have a look? --JN466 00:23, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Yes, when I moved the blanked picture, the cache issue described on Commons:Village pump#Bizarre_image_caching_problem were triggered. --Dereckson (talk) 01:42, 22 May 2011 (UTC)
Bizarre. I tried to revert the image to the earlier version in the file history, 18:14, 16 May 2011, showing the blanked banner, and the result was not helpful; the current version is still the wrong one (and the previous one now displays as intended). --JN466 14:56, 22 May 2011 (UTC)
It's not a matter of versions, it's a problem in the caching server.
When you ask a new thumbnail with a different size, you've a blanked version. --Dereckson (talk) 20:08, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

File:Edmund_Ser_KLAFW_2005_-_3.jpg and File:Edmund_Ser_Men's_Wear.jpg[edit]

Could you please check these files for accuracy on the license? The six6photography website says that all images are copyrighted.--TParis (talk) 17:12, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Single user proposition[edit]

I like your proposision, but it has one major flaw. Checkuser will be all over me like a cheap suit. IS there a way to prevent this? SchoolcraftT 21:14, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

The solution I gave you on #wikimedia-commons to create a new (and unique) account to edit without trouble and in the respect of the rules of the Wikimedia projects works only if two hypotheses are satisfied:
  1. a checkuser request is a request, meaning a user must have a reason to ask a CU. There are thousands of new editors on the project who are NOT the target of CU requests.
  2. you respect the Wikimedia project rules and be discrete and quiet, ie you don't give elements to people you were SchoolcraftT, you choose other areas of contributions than previously for a while.
  • * *
Sometimes that works, sometimes not.
There are dozens of known cases of previously indefinitely banned contributors who use this way and generally, yes, some old editors know they were a banned person but doesn't divulge the information as long the user adopts a correct behavior.
I also know on fr.wikipedia a case where 1 year later, the identity have been put in public knowledge and 6 months after (so 18 months on new account), we fr. admins decide to put a ban on the new account too, taking in consideration the acts of the old and he new one.
  • * *
By the way, the checkuser policy provides: “The tool is to be used to fight vandalism, to check for sockpuppet abuse, and to limit disruption of the project. It must be used only to prevent damage to any of Wikimedia projects. The tool should not be used for political control; to apply pressure on editors; or as a threat against another editor in a content dispute. There must be a valid reason to check a user. Note that alternative accounts are not forbidden, so long as they are not used in violation of the policies (for example, to double-vote or to increase the apparent support for any given position).”
  • * *
Finally, I see you tried to contact me on IRC, I'm not sure your impatience to get an answer and your choice not to respect your commons. block is a good augure. I think you should wait some weeks people starts to forget you.
Because it's exactly the advice: to be forgotten, so you can rebirth, this time as a editor contributing to the projects, not disrupting them. --Dereckson (talk) 21:47, 18 June 2011 (UTC)
Considering that thought, there were users that were directly involved in the "deceptive" use of a checkuser, specifically user:bitmapped.He had a checkuser placed against me because of the fact that he had demed one of my images that I own the copyright to, a copyright vio. I affraid that it might happen again, so if I'm to go along with it we're better off just unblocking my current one, but its not going to be an easy task, but its for the best of all of wikimedia. COnserning the IRC, I'm just "old fasioned" for some odd reason schoolcraftT 10:58, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
  • SchoolcraftT has tried getting unblocked numerous times. He's also used sockpuppets and anonymous IP users to circumvent the block on a number of occasions. When he was offered opportunities for unblocking, he always violated the specified conditions. Check here and on for history. He's had more than enough chances. I am strongly against any proposal that would allow SchoolcraftT to further edit here or on Bitmapped (talk) 21:44, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
Dereskson do not listen to him. He has been attacking me for absloutely no reason whatsoever and your idea will work. he is compaining just to be comlaining. I trust you and its apparet that you trust me .SchoolcraftT 22:04, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
  • There is tons of history here on and regarding SchoolcraftT's actions. His blocking did not occur lightly. I would encourage you to review it all and consult with other administrators before taking any action. Bitmapped (talk) 22:08, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
  • I would further like to comment that I'm not an administrator here or on, so I can't even use CheckUser. There have been several administrators on both sites that have been involved with monitoring and blocking SchoolcraftT. It's hardly as if this is a one man crusade as SchoolcraftT seems to suggest. Bitmapped (talk) 22:17, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
  • Finally, I'd like to point out that SchoolcraftT keeps blanking or deleting anything that might be unflattering to him. Examples today include [5] and [6]. On that second link, he claimed that pointing out the nomination was by a block user was a "personal attack" in his edit comment. Bitmapped (talk) 22:21, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

Undeletion request[edit]

I would like to have one of my images restored, [[[:File:Mountain Parkway - Hacker Valley Kiosks.jpg]] due to cross-wiki abuse over its proper move. SchoolcraftT 11:10, 17 July 2011 (UTC)


I find the conclusion of the undeletion request disturbing at best. It was closed far too quickly without giving people like me adequate time to argue. Commons is an image repository and votes seem to be focusing on worth of the images for wikipedia only. I'd like to request reopening of the discussion. -- Cat ちぃ? 20:37, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Please contact the closing editor, Neozoon.
The Wikipetan is strongly tied to Wikimedia projects, and especially Wikipedia as an unofficial mascotte some users have adopted. If you read the debate, you'll see arguments isn't than such image isn't worth for Wikipedia, but than the association between Wikipedia and what they consider to be pedophilia: some users doesn't see any sexual content in the picture (there is no nudity, this is a young woman from unknown age, or of 18-20yo), but other users see the character as minor (which one,: the original wikipetan? the picture? both?), and in a fear position, as if raped. --Dereckson (talk) 02:58, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
I will copy this tread to that persons talk page as well to keep it intact. I think PR of wikipedia is not a deletion criteria. Certainly rape is a terrible thing, but said image could be a free example of "rape art" (people have weird fetishes I know) and shouldn't be deleted. -- Cat ちぃ? 19:39, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

Deletion request[edit]

Please delete this vandalism. -- PoliMaster talk/spy 16:43, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

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