User talk:EugeneZelenko/Archive2

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Hi. Can I ask you what made you rename this category by transliterating it? It seemed sensible to use the name that would be used by Bulgarians, since it's a Bulgarian topic, and I assumed Commons, being a multilingual place, had a policy about this. Thanks. Trilobite 15:39, 17 July 2005 (UTC)

Okay, thanks for clarifying that. Not sure I agree with the policy. Trilobite 15:49, 17 July 2005 (UTC)
Well no but I would support having the necessary redirects, and noting on the page like you've done in Category:Nesebar. Thanks anyway. Trilobite 15:57, 17 July 2005 (UTC)

Vowel sounds[edit]

Thank you for letting me know about using categories on Commons. I will add my vowel sound recordings to the general phonetics category. Denelson83 21:57, 17 July 2005 (UTC)

Tags and categories[edit]

Hi there! I checked out Commons:Copyright tags and I already added in the information needed; thanks for pointing this out. I hope I did it right. --Život


Hi Eugene,

I think I should replace the {{PD}} tag I added to image:Coriolis_effect09.png with the tag {{PD-self}}

I do not understand the copyright situation in wikipedia, and any information about it that I have encountered was incomprehensible to me. I'm baffled. Generally I manufacture drawings and animations myself and I tag them as {{PD-self}}.

Image:coriolis_effect09.png is a bit of an exception. I made the foreground of that picture, the background is an image that I copied from this location, specifically, this image

I have not been able to trace the origin of the image further back. Can you give me advice, would it be OK to tag Image:Coriolis_effect09 as {{PD-self}}?

Currently the english, the Dutch and the Italian article about the coriolis effect use the images I have made. However, for example for the italian article the images have been copied to, rather than relying on the Wikipedia Commons. I do not know whether in the future any version in any language will rely on the images uploaded to the wikipedia Commons. Perhaps I should not have uploaded the images to the Commons. --Cleontuni | Talk 21:15, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

I'm not copyrights lawyer either :-) For your own images you are free to choose license compatible with Commons requirement (PD, GFDL, CC-SA, CC-SA-BY, etc.) --EugeneZelenko 03:35, 19 July 2005 (UTC)
This is a serious problem. I am not a copyright lawyer, and I don't want to be a copyright lawyer. I just make the images myself, slap on the tag {{PD-self}} and hope for the best. I understand that wikipedia needs to be vigilant about copyright issues.
I will change the copyright tag of Image:Coriolis_effect09.png to {{PD-self}} I have an inflatable Globe. One of these days I'll inflate it, photograph it, and then I'll rework that image on the computer to get the background I want. --Cleontuni | Talk 05:58, 19 July 2005 (UTC)

Image:XiXiaoRoadGuilin.jpg and other[edit]

Thank you for uploading images on Commons.

Please add your images to appropriative pages and/or categories where other users could easily find them.

EugeneZelenko 14:39, 16 July 2005 (UTC)

But,I have already put it in the page like XiXiaoRoad,What's Wrong?--Netluck (Talk) 03:31, 19 July 2005 (UTC)
You use it in Chinese Wikipedia. But if somebody will look for such image on Commons, he/she'll unable to find this image. This is reason why you should put your images on pages/categories on Commons also. --EugeneZelenko 03:38, 19 July 2005 (UTC)
Yes!You mean i shall write a page about it then put the image in the page?--Netluck (Talk) 06:13, 19 July 2005 (UTC)

Done. All of the photos I'm uploading of Consuegra, Toledo, were taken by myself

--Seanver 18:18, 22 July 2005 (UTC)

Unidentified carex[edit]

I expected to be able to identify the plants (or get help doing so) before the cat was needed. Thanks anyway. Circeus 10:03, 23 July 2005 (UTC)

Image deletion[edit]

Thank you: I didn't notice that I had inserted one of them with wrong title. I hope everything is all right with the request. MM 14:38, 26 July 2005 (UTC)

Image:Ría de Vigo - Bateas y Cielo.jpg[edit]

What more information do i must to add? i have all the information, the original author give me explicit permise to use it in wikipedia, please answer me at because i dont use commons frequently


About: Marek Jan Siemek.jpg[edit]

Hey, thanks for the information. I've already added license description. Greetings!

Image:Busstation plonsk.jpg / Image:Partnersteden plonsk.jpg[edit]

I see that you have placed an "unknown" notice on these images. Yet in both cases the poster has announced (in Dutch) that he is the author. -- Picapica 16:29, 28 July 2005 (UTC)

Poster did not announce license (see Commons:Copyright tags for more information) . This is exact message of {{unknown}}. --EugeneZelenko 02:22, 29 July 2005 (UTC)

Fair enough. Just testing the drill. It was simply that the notice seemed to me rather starkly worded, given that the poster has uploaded what he states is his own work to a site that announces itself with the words The Wikimedia Commons is a project that provides a central repository for free images.... Might not adding to the notice that see Commons:Copyright tags for more information phrase (as used in your answer) make it a little less intimidating and considerably more helpful? -- Picapica 12:39, 29 July 2005 (UTC)

Belarus cities COAs[edit]

Thanks -- Janusz J. 22:42, 29 July 2005 (UTC)

List of victims[edit]

What does Wikipedia have to do with anything??? This list was deleted without even having a VFD, making it an invalid deletion. Do I need to have my adminship transferred over to Commons just to handle this nonsense?? --Brian0918 15:15, 30 July 2005 (UTC)

The Main page states: "The Wikimedia Commons is a project that provides a central repository for free images, music, sound & video clips and, possibly, texts and spoken texts, used in pages of any Wikimedia project." --Brian0918 15:23, 30 July 2005 (UTC)

That's some fairly faulty reasoning. You're saying that even though it says on the main page that Commons accepts text (which you originally did not know it did), that now those texts must be translated into every other language before they can be on Commons? I'm fairly certain that you're pulling at strings with this. The English page is located at the English title of the list. If someone wants to translate it into another language, they can place that language's version at the title in that language. What would you suggest I do to remedy this, since Commons does accept texts. --Brian0918 15:47, 30 July 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for ignoring all of my previous statements. I'm not the only one who says it should be on Commons. Both the VFD's on Wikipedia and Wikisource say that it should be on Commons. You're all alone on this. You still haven't provided a reason why it shouldn't be on Commons. Can you provide one reason why it shouldn't be on Commons??? --Brian0918 16:00, 30 July 2005 (UTC)

How can you ignore that the main page says: "The Wikimedia Commons is a project that provides a central repository for free images, music, sound & video clips and, possibly, texts and spoken texts, used in pages of any Wikimedia project." It says it accepts text. I've uploaded text. How can you deny this??? You need to provide a valid reason. --Brian0918 16:13, 30 July 2005 (UTC)

Where on Commons does it say that texts have to be scans and can't be editable text? You can't just make things up in order to remain contrarian. --Brian0918 16:23, 30 July 2005 (UTC)

Portuguese flags[edit]

Can't we create instead a category:Ancient portuguese flags inside category:portuguese flags, and left this one to modern portuguese municipalities flags only? --Brian Boru 15:54, 31 July 2005 (UTC)

Karst photos[edit]

I have tried to add the information requested, but it seems I cannot do it properly. Can you please help me? Thanks in advance. --IgorTrieste 15:26, 1 August 2005 (UTC)

Re: adding categories[edit]

Many thanks for the tip. I hope I did it right this time!! ~ Veledan 18:13, 2 August 2005 (UTC)


Didn't know about PD-user. Will use it. Thanks! Fg2 04:12, August 5, 2005 (UTC)

Same here :-) thanks again ClementSeveillac 18:23, 7 August 2005 (UTC)

Unknown Status[edit]

Hi, I've just seen that you marked Image:Logo_fa.png as having and unknown copyright status, and reverted it. As you can clearly see in the image's description, it is clear that no one can claim ownership over it, as the mentioned Argentine law states (copyright over logotypes ceases after 5 years of non using it, and Ferrocarriles Argentinos was dissolved in 1991). Perhaps what isn't clear is what license can we give it, but the copyright status is nevertheless out of discussion, and the template only puts is in the road for deletion, something that wouldn't be justified. --Galio 04:27, 9 August 2005 (UTC)

That template reads that the copyright status is unknown, and thus might imply a copyright violation, which is *THE* risk for what images are deleted, right? Well, what is clear about that image, I repeat, is that it definitely can't violate any copyright over it, as they've expired. We could for example put it a GFDL tag if you think so; I was told that the 'fair use' argument isn't accepted here in Commons, but in any case that is the tag that really corresponds.


Hi, I am looking throught the Category:Unknown and found this photo, that you tagged as unknown although it has a CC license. Perhaps the CC license is incorrect, could you clarify? Thuresson 23:15, 11 August 2005 (UTC)

Re: Image:CzechowiceNowaSzkola.jpg and other[edit]

Thank you for your notice.

I added licenses PD-self.

Czechowice near Gliwice this is NOT Czechowice-Dziedzice! Our Czechowice is 10 kms north of Gliwice.

My regards, --Szelkand 08:19, 21 August 2005 (UTC)

Image:Lama Mocogno chiesa parrocchiale.jpg and other[edit]

Thank you for the advice about the tag {{GFDL-self}}. --Guam 14:30, 27 August 2005 (UTC)


Hi Eugene. Image:Eco.jpg is a scan of my future baby en:ultrasonography. I've changed it to {PD}. Is it alright like that? If it's not, can you advise me on what to do? I´m going to upload another one. I don't use much this account, please answer me here if you don't mind. Regards. Isis 19:25, 27 August 2005 (UTC) & Paulo Juntas 19:27, 27 August 2005 (UTC)

Hi again. I don't see any copyright reference. The only thing I've cut was the name of my wife and the name of the clinic, but no reference to copyright, just the name of the clinic. Isis 19:47, 27 August 2005 (UTC)


Thank you very much for your advice, I've added a few categories to my files (I hope I did OK, I'm still learning here!) :-) My regards, Davidpozo 14:52, 31 August 2005 (UTC)

Map of Italy[edit]

Hi Eugene,

Please, Can you check my image upload, if it's correct now? Thank you! --Cosoleto 17:42, 31 August 2005 (UTC)

Started to categorize and...[edit]

Hi Eugene.

I started today to categorize all my contributions to Commons, and I see that in my earlier times, I uploaded some images with lack of data for an apropiate licensing. Some of them should be deleted, and I've put the "delete" announce in a pair of them. Please, could you delete them? I'm now trying to leave all my contributions as easy to use and find as I can.

Sorry my horrible english and see you soon. Hispa 11:01, 1 September 2005 (UTC)

Cres and others[edit]

I'm agree, thanks to have change all !! I think I understand how it's function for the categories... like a pyramid, but it's only in one sens (croatia to cities of croatia to cres, and it's no worth to write all the category in every picture, isn't it ?)  !

I don't know if I'm clear because my english is very bad, and cant' follow my think, sorry, bye

Clairette 1 septembre 2005 21h20 CEST

Кусок карты Казани[edit]

Привет. Я кажется нашёл похожую карту, откуда была сосканирована та карта, что я нашёл в интернете. Там действительно есть копирайты Роскартографии и Омской картографической фабрики. Но нигде нет запрета на копирование и цитирование. Я нередко вижу фрагменты этой карты в рекламе, в газетах и по телевизору. Так какие всё-таки сведения о ней надо подать?--Untifler 07:37, 3 September 2005 (UTC)


Ok; i'll thake in account you're suggestion for the future. —Mac9 10:56, 6 September 2005 (UTC)

Copyright information request[edit]

Privet! You put the really beatyfull photo of DniproHES in Zaporizhzhya into the Commons. Do you know the source? Copyright and so on, you know...

-- Christian Ganzer 17:47, 6 September 2005 (UTC)

Image:Goldmann klavier.png[edit]

I scanned just a little Piece of this work. What kind of licens is it? Or is it not allowed to use it?
Sorry my horrible english. greetings --David.brandes 16:45, 7 September 2005 (UTC)

Copyright Marie Christine Blandin[edit]

Il faut supprimer (delete)la photo de Matrie Christine Blandin et repérée....image : blandin_marie_christine01044r.jpg J'ai reçu une photo de remplacement par le sénat Français.... Avec mes remerciements --zivax 13:45, 9 September 2005 (UTC)

Soccer Logos?[edit]

Explain please? I went about the same steps as that one (which was my base), every other logo has no problems. Is there a difference between uploading a logo onto here, and/or onto wikipedia?

My mistake, I thought it was the other way around. --Hurricane Angel 02:54, 10 September 2005 (UTC)

Creator:Ichiyusai Hiroshige[edit]

Hi, i will using the template and create a other for Utagawa Kuniyoshi. Thanks.

You'r right : it will be a great idea to start supporting other as i do in the french wikipédia, and i didn't need to be a sysop here to do it. But i'm not asking to be a sysop for that. Best regards. Petrus 16:59, 11 September 2005 (UTC)

Image:Armillaria mellea Linden.jpg and other[edit]

Should I use the Family category, or is it were better to use the Genus subcategory whenever present? What if there's no Genus subcategory? For instance, I have a pic of a fungus, Schyzophyllum commune, family Schizophyllaceae. There is no Schyzophyllum genus page - should I create one? I see no uniform criterion, so I would like some guidance. Do I have to check whether there's a genus category, and if not, create one? Or upload to the family category? I have hundreds of pictures to upload, in plants alone. So you see, your answer is very important. - Tintazul 09:19, 15 September 2005 (UTC)

SVG version of Image:Vector normalization.png[edit]

I have created an SVG version of Image:Vector normalization.png. The image is displayed fine by MediaWiki's thumbnail generator and by the Adobe SVG Viewer plugin, but not by Firefox 1.5b or Adobe Illustrator. Can you tell whether there's something wrong with the file, or merely with these programs? If there are no problems, I'll upload the rest of the files. Cheers, bdesham 03:54, 22 September 2005 (UTC)

Image:AlItalia_IAA_2005.jpg and other[edit]

Я согласен с твоим замечанием по повуду категорий автомобилей. Но, возникают проблемы. Например, что за категория у этого фото: Image:AlItalia_IAA_2005.jpg. Имеются ещё фото уникальных авто (concept car), которые вообще, наверно, не будут выпускаться серийно.--Ygrek 15:41, 24 September 2005 (UTC)

Image:Logo 17 rgb gr.gif[edit]

Thanks for your response and pointing the information out. Yes, this is really confusing to me, I'm still new and not too familiar with all these copyright rules.

So apparently I am allowed though to load that Logo up on the english.wikipedia page, correct? Do you know under what copyright rule it would fall, which tag would I have to put? I don't want to be doing anything wrong.

In that case if Logos are not allowed on the Commons, could you take a look at these images I've uploaded as well:

[Image:Logo vis gross.jpg] [Image:Deutscher filmpreis.jpg]

Do they also not qualify for Commons here? In that case I can load it on the en.wikipedia section, however User talk:AndreasPraefcke told me it cannot be shown in the German Wikipedia? Even if the owner explicitly stated that it can be shown? This all very confusing to me, I would welcome it if you or someone could help me out with all these details... kind regards Gryffindor 11:09, 29 September 2005 (UTC)

Image:GM, logo.png[edit]

Hi, I have taken this logo from English Wikipedia (en:Image:GM, logo.png here). I need the logo for this article in Aragonese Wikipedia. How can I put the logo in Aragonese Wikipedia? --Willtron 18:10, 29 September 2005 (UTC)

Image:Germany flag 300.png redundant!?[edit]

Hi! Could you explain why you marked this Image:Germany flag 300.png redundant? and saying that Image:Flag of Germany.svg would be better? Latter one (1) has different yellow, (2) is actually PNG and (3) in general there should be aside of SVG files also PNG files, not every user has skills/possibilities to convert SVG to PNG or other image type. Also there are other points for keeping namely Image:Germany flag 300.png file, see image discussion page. .. so long I'll shall move this marking to image discussion page. --TarmoK 14:36, 30 September 2005 (UTC)

FYI: answered to answers of this one and also about the in my talk page --TarmoK 15:15, 30 September 2005 (UTC)

Q: Is "Image:Flag of XXX.svg" series completed? "Image:XXX flag 300.png" series covers most of countries. If you want to remove redundant flags, why don't you wait until all flags (including some sub-nations, such as England, ...). We can migrate in one round! -- ChongDae 15:51, 8 October 2005 (UTC)

Before..[edit] rap my knuckles again: Have a nice day and allways asume good faith -- Stahlkocher 18:12, 1 October 2005 (UTC)

Just be less copyright-paranoid. The weblinks will vanish soon, and it is again a unknown source -- Stahlkocher 18:21, 1 October 2005 (UTC)

Image:Flag of Turaw, Belarus.svg[edit]

Could you please try to open this image? I can't do so even if this image listed in logs. --EugeneZelenko 18:12, 1 October 2005 (UTC)

I can't. I always get a "Zero Sized Reply" error. Note that w:Image:Flag of Turaw, Belarus.svg works fine. I'll go try uploading a completely different SVG file with that name here ... dbenbenn | talk 23:05, 1 October 2005 (UTC)
It seems to be fixed now. I don't know what the problem was, but I cleaned up the SVG by hand, and it works fine now. Strangely, the log shows that I reverted the image 6 times, though I actually never clicked "rev" at all. dbenbenn | talk 23:19, 1 October 2005 (UTC)

Old Postcards[edit]

hello EugeneZelenko, I have a question: I have some old postcards with photographs of Berlin. These images were all taken before 1914. Do the Commons allow them to be scanned and added here? I was thinking about using them for some Berlin-Articles later.... I would greatly appreciate a response, or maybe you know someone who could help me out? thanks alot... Gryffindor 15:45, 4 October 2005 (UTC)

Image:Cartel Vuelvo.png[edit]

Hello, i want to make you a question. Can the images have a GLP license, because on this license we can see : "This work is free software". May be this license should be GFDL. Can I change the license?
My best regards
--Alexan (♦♦♦♦) 01:50, 5 October 2005 (UTC)

Image:Virginian Herald.svg[edit]

Please see the discussion on The deletion request page. I hope you don't think I just went around uploading trademarks to the commons indescrimantly. :) I've done quite a few SVGs of trademarks (for example), but they went on En. The only images I placed on commons were ones where I had a reason to believe they were free. --Gmaxwell 02:21, 5 October 2005 (UTC)

Image:Ludwigstraße, München.jpg and other[edit]

Thanks for your reply. I assume you don't speak German, but I already told AndreasPraefcke back then that when I have more time I will start categorising the various images, I was running of time when I was loading them up, so please don't worry... regards. Gryffindor 08:52, 5 October 2005 (UTC)


If you don't use this image, please request deletion with {{deletebecause|Unused duplicate}}. It duplicates Image:Bride north america.jpg. --EugeneZelenko 13:51, 5 October 2005 (UTC)

Eugene. Please be so kind and delete the Bride.jpg picture and keep the Bride north america.jpg picture which is in use in the English version article "Bride". Thank you. Fretwurst 14:21, 5 October 2005 (UTC)


Thanks for your note. I responded at IFD. In the future, please use by en-wiki talk page if you have to contact me. I am not regular in Commons and it would be kind of upsetting to find that my images are deleted without me having a chanse to respond. --Irpen 02:55, 8 October 2005 (UTC)

Really good![edit]

hi Eugene, a few minutes ago i've seen on the recent changes that you are really good at tagging "unknown" images :) so you are certainly very helpful (only note this here to let you know that your work is noticed). so thanks a lot for keeping commons clean. greetings - Schieber 04:05, 8 October 2005 (UTC)

Copyright status[edit]

Hi EugeneZelenko, I'm sorry I forgot to put a copyright status on a file. If you encounter any more of mine, please let me know. I've started watching files I upload but with a thousand or so already on Commons I don't watch them all, so I might not know you've put a notice there. I've tagged it pd-user. Fg2 05:26, 8 October 2005 (UTC)

Thanks. I tagged that one also. Appreciate your letting me know. Fg2 02:07, 9 October 2005 (UTC)

Image:Montagne St. Victoire.jpg[edit]

Thanks for your hint. I might have added the category, had you not been quicker... ;-) Access to Commons is rather slow and waiting for the tenth attempt to get an action through is a bit unnerving... You know all that.

Cheerio. --Psycho Chicken 15:39, 8 October 2005 (UTC)

Image:Leuchtturm buesum.jpg[edit]

Hi, EugeneZelenko, thank you for your help. It was my first try to upload a Picture in Commons. --Uwe Eggert 17:20, 12 October 2005 (UTC)


Done, I left a message on his/her talk page. Thanks for the warning! ДэльФин ;-) notafish }<';> 13:40, 15 October 2005 (UTC)

Image:800px-Valencia luchtfoto.jpg[edit]

Sorry. Can you tell me if with this image Image:Besalu.jpg all is ok? Thank you. User talk:JaumeFlor

Ok. Thank you.


Hi, I took this coat of arms from English wikipedia (Image:Fij-coa.gif) and there was only the {{coatofarms}} template --Willtron 20:03, 20 October 2005 (UTC)

Why waste your time?[edit]

Several of my photos you labeled: "This image has an unknown copyright status. Unless the copyright status is provided and a source is given, the image will be deleted."

I just don't see why ppl like yourself waste so much time as volunteer police. Why not spend your time actually adding content to the benefit of the world instead of trying to delete content?Travb 22:20, 21 October 2005 (UTC)

i fully respect those who contribute their time and effort to police and clean up Wikipedia and Wikicommons, so that lazy people like me could have the better end of writing articles/drawing maps etc. --Plastictv 16:24, 22 October 2005 (UTC)

Great thanks![edit]

Oh, i wasn't aware that there are categories and articles in Wikicommons like Wikipedia too! Great thanks for helping me to categorize the maps i just uploaded. i'll keep that in mind for my future contributions. :) --Plastictv 16:19, 22 October 2005 (UTC)

Google maps based images.[edit]

I think best way to deal with problem - delete Google maps version and you'll reupload new one. By the word, in which Wikipedia did you use these images? --EugeneZelenko 16:33, 22 October 2005 (UTC)

Hi, i don't know what is your general practice for conversation (if you'd check back at my talk page) so i move everything here just to be safe.
Could you help me delete everything at one go? It'd be rather tedious to request deletion individually. :p i used the images in the English Wikipedia, why? --Plastictv 16:52, 22 October 2005 (UTC)
I'll try to do so. So far, I deleted Image:ChinaShandongTaian.PNG, Image:ChinaShandongZaozhuang.PNG, Image:ChinaShandongZibo.PNG and commented their usage in English Wikipedia articles. Sorry, it's take time, because I need to check usage on many projects with User:Avatar/Check-Usage. --EugeneZelenko 16:56, 22 October 2005 (UTC)
Argh the dumb me, i forgot to mention that i do check back at your talk page so we'll continue future discussions here, if you don't mind.
Nah i'm the one who should apologize for causing all the inconvenience for my ignorance. Actually i think you could safely delete them because i only quite recently uploaded them, but who's to stop a man (or woman?) from being careful? :) --Plastictv 17:16, 22 October 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for all that, and sorry again for your trouble. i'll be more careful next time. --Plastictv 06:41, 23 October 2005 (UTC)


Hi, when you tag an image as unknown please put the the current date in it like {{subst:nld}}. Thank you. —Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 22:33, 23 October 2005 (UTC)

Thank you for reminder. I'm doing so... when I remember :-) But I'll try to do so always. --EugeneZelenko 22:36, 23 October 2005 (UTC)

Image:Tallinn flag large.svg[edit]

Thank you for uploading files on Commons.

Could you please use Flag of <Town>.svg names for such images? Large doesn't have any sense for SVG.

EugeneZelenko 15:16, 30 October 2005 (UTC)

I have re-uploaded as Image:Flag of Tallinn.svg and tagged the old image as {{redundant}}. Thanks for your suggestions. Wikiacc 15:50, 30 October 2005 (UTC)


Commons allow only images, which anybody could use for any purpose.

All copyrighted images and trademarks (including corporate and football club logos, anything with fair use) could be used only with limitations. So such images can't be uploaded on Commons.

I blocked you, because you reuploaded deleted image after warning.

I'll unblock you, but please read carefully commons:Commons:Licensing before uploading next file to Commons.

Thanks. So, football logos can't be uploaded into commons. But there are a lot of football logos in the wikipedia. There are any way to upload logos?? This logos are used in a lot of soccer web pages, newspaper pages and personal pages. I wait for your answer.

Image:Palestine stamp.jpg[edit]

please check the current state of the image. is this fine?--Uwe a 19:51, 31 October 2005 (UTC)


Hi,please let me know something...if I found an image in english wikipedia...Can I upload in Commons?, I don't understand why there are problems with the images I uploades and not for english wikipedia...anyway, thanks for your recommendation and your work in commons --Orhan akademi 07:36, 1 November 2005 (UTC)


The photo is from en:Image:Filipchenko.jpg

Severino666 15:40, 2 November 2005 (UTC)

Image:Radiodrome-sketch-lettered-colour.png and other[edit]

still going on at User talk:W!B:

copyright status[edit]

How can i change the copyright status?

Image:Unknown dragonfly.jpg[edit]

My suggestion would be Calopteryx splendens. Taka 12:13, 12 November 2005 (UTC)

Image:Vladimir Karvat.jpg[edit]

Hi, this photo ultimately comes from a Belarus web page. The uploader of en:Image:Vladimir Karvat.jpg claims that official government photos are public domain. Is this correct or not? The Belarus copyright law has no such exemption, I believe. Thuresson 15:25, 19 November 2005 (UTC)

Categorization: thank you[edit]

I whish to thank you for your message on categorization of Image:Alfa Romeo 146.jpg. I'm going to categorize each of my contributions from now on. Thank you. Amux 11:34, 21 November 2005 (UTC)


The first "version" of this image (at 19:55) is actually wrong (It is not a photo of Mari but the citadel in Tripoli, Lebanon) so is it possible somehow to preserve only the second (correct) "version" (20:03) and to remove only the first one? BTW, I am going to upload some Tripoli photos quite soon, I believe. Respond to my discussion page, please. --Heretiq 20:36, 23 November 2005 (UTC)

Hi, Eugene[edit]

Aren't the informations provided by en:wiki enough to prove that coats of arms like the Austrian coat of arms, the Gdynia flag and Gdynia coat of arms, and so on, enough to prove that they are "free to use"? I've copied all of the images that I've sent here from the en:Wikipedia (see, for example, en:Austria, and you'll see that coat of arms there. THEY ARE NOT FORGED BY ME. If, by a mistake, I've informed a wrong license of image (for example, GDFL instead of "US-Government public image" (if this specification exists, I do not know) and someone else knows the correct one, that person should correct the information, and not erase the image (unless that person wants to prejudice other wikis that point to that image in commons). Sorry for my bad English, because my native language is Portuguese. Would you mind answering me? Thank you. With regards, Joao Xavier 20:36, 27 November 2005 (UTC)

Hi, Eugene! I've sent you an e-mail a few minutes ago. Bye. With regards, Joao Xavier 22:09, 27 November 2005 (UTC)

Joao Xavier downloads flags and COA:s who are tagged as {{coatofarms}} from English Wikipedia, upload them here and tags them as GFDL, which creates a lot of time consuming work for others. Eg. Image:Flaga Gdyni1.PNG was not GFDL and had to be retagged. Thuresson 02:19, 28 November 2005 (UTC)

bajoran ranks[edit]

It is pd because drawing them takes little effort and hence a copyright cannot apply. This is like copyrighting starfleet pips which are basicaly golden circles. Too simple to copyright. Source will be myself. I drew them but I wouldnt be suprised identical images appear on the web as like I said they are to simple of a design. --Cool CatTalk|@ 18:34, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

I created Category:Star Trek as you requested. --Cool CatTalk|@ 18:48, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

Anything else I can do for you? --Cool CatTalk|@ 18:57, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

Everything looks fine now. --EugeneZelenko 15:49, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
Thanks, sorry for the torbble. --Cool CatTalk|@ 16:34, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

identified plant[edit]

  • Lythrum salicaria. Please rename it --Pixeltoo 16:04, 10 December 2005 (UTC)
Done. Thank you for help. --EugeneZelenko 17:37, 10 December 2005 (UTC)

Image:Lukashenko stamp 1996.jpeg, Image:Karvat stamp.jpg[edit]

Go ahead and delete these images. Zscout370 21:54, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Deleted. --EugeneZelenko 13:56, 15 December 2005 (UTC)
Thanks. I figured if EN wanted them badly enough, they can just head onto Google, since that was where I found the stamps at. Zscout370 14:28, 15 December 2005 (UTC)


Can you plaese help me again with my discription page at Image:Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin 1994-1.jpg???? -- Yelzin 20:01, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

I fixed tag and added this image to Борис Николаевич Ельцин. --EugeneZelenko 20:18, 26 December 2005 (UTC)
Oh, now i see what was missing - the :! Thank you!!! -- Yelzin 21:51, 26 December 2005 (UTC)
Uah, i messed it up again! Image:LIONELMARTIN.jpg actually shows Robert Bamford. Can help renaming the picture? -- Yelzin 22:43, 26 December 2005 (UTC)
Unfortunately wiki can't rename images. You should upload it again under correct name and mark incorrect image with {{deletebecause|reuploaded under XYZ name}}. --EugeneZelenko 05:20, 27 December 2005 (UTC)


Hi there! I noticed you've been marking many pages as ifc and saying they should be converted to SVG files. To help keep track of this specific type of cleanup request, I've created the template {{ConvertToSVG}} which briefly explains what needs to be done and adds the image to Category:Images that should use vector graphics, a subcategory of Category:Images for cleanup. I've also added a short explanation at Commons: Images for cleanup. I hope you find this helpful. Deco 04:18, 1 January 2006 (UTC)

I think this is great idea! --EugeneZelenko 16:58, 1 January 2006 (UTC)

Someone is driving me crazy[edit]

A certain User is driving me crazy with duplicate images and bad Categorization with Florida images. I left the user a message on talk page but from what I'm reading English may not help. Bastique 05:04, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

convert svg. image to svg.?[edit]

stressed? come visit Esperanza

Hi there Eugene,

I see you have been adding the template to convert current images into the svg. format. However, why did you do that on Image:Schifffahrtswimpel Austria.svg, it already is in the svg. format, or is there something wrong with it? with kind regards Gryffindor 18:10, 16 January 2006 (UTC)

No problema señor. Gryffindor 04:28, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

Administrative functions[edit]

I am now an administrator here at Commons. You have been a help and source of information as an administrator while I've been an ordinary user, and I wanted to know if you had any advice to offer along the way. Also, any help you need, please don't hesitate to ask. Bas parler voir 16:27, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

Thanks. I'm finding that people are very free with labeling images {{db}} or {{delete}} or {{deletebecause}}. I'm checking each one on Images for Deletions and leaving messages for the individuals who use the tag incorrectly to refer to COM:DG as to what constitutes. Interesting note: Fred Chess left a message for someone to use {{delete}} when it was only a copyvio. He's also looking to be a candidate for Admin. Bas parler voir 00:41, 26 January 2006 (UTC)
Sure, {{copyvio}} is more descriptive reason for deletion of copyrighted violations then just {{delete}} and better message for deletion log. Thank you for notifying other user. --EugeneZelenko 06:02, 26 January 2006 (UTC)

US Routes[edit]

I was just going to do that when I saw the new message indication. Sorry, I can't do it. --SPUI 04:06, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

Dude, I'm doing it. Fix your sarcasm detector. --SPUI 04:15, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

Redundant flag?[edit]

Ok the problem have been solved when User:Zscout370 removed your notice at Image:Malaya flag large.svg, but even a casual comparision with Image:Flag of Malaysia.svg and the differences would have been immediately apparant. The flag of Malaya has 11 strips and 11 spokes in the star. The flag of Malaysia has 13 strips and 14 spokes. Small difference perhaps to you, but a major difference as far as flag design and several million people are concerned.--Huaiwei 10:48, 29 January 2006 (UTC)

Re: Image:Vitebsk street.jpg[edit]

Sorry for the inconvenience, it must have slipped trough. I hope I made not more of these kind of mistakes. But: What would be the correct licence when adding an image which was marked PD-self from a wikipedia other then the english one? (as there is no licence pd-self-by-user-XXX).--Hardscarf 23:30, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

Images from[edit]

Thanks for the correction about the coats of arms. I simply added Copyrighted Free Use when I had to choose a licence during the upload. I didn't think about not listing any of the main licenses. Regards. --Valentinian 16:52, 29 January 2006 (UTC)


Hi Eugene, you may want to reupload Image:Unknown flower-1.jpg and Image:Unknown flower-4.jpg with a better file name :-) Greetings --Überraschungsbilder 00:06, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Thanks You (Gracias)[edit]

Muchas gracias por el aviso, amigo Eugene, en realidad, recien me estoy iniciando en esto de colaborar en Wikipedia Commons, soy muy novato en eso, y deseo aprender mas de ella, si usted desea ayudarme, o echarme una mano, con la foto, bienvenido sea tu ayuda.

Una pregunta antes de terminar, ¿como se hace para editar una foto ya posteada acá en Wikipedia Commons?.--titogonzalez23 20:43, 10 May 2006 (UTC)

P.D: Disculpame que te postee en español, yo no hablo inglés.

BLS.png -- User:Shesacoustic[edit]

Hi! I am a new user here at Wikipedia and I just got your message about the BLS.png image. I have added more information. Is it sufficient enough now? I am trying to do the best I can, so just let me know if it still is lacking or if it is all right now. Thank you so much!