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don't know how to respond to it but I don't see anything wrong with it it was uploaded with a cell phone doesn't look bad on my side.

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Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Gbawden!

Tip: Add categories to your images

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I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!

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High Contrast (talk) 11:39, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

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High Contrast (talk) 11:40, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Genl George Meiring.jpg[edit]

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Affected:

And also:

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.     Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 19:08, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

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the date entry[edit]

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MilborneOne (talk) 12:34, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Duplicates[edit]

If you are going to do a DR for a duplicate, such as Commons:Deletion requests/File:Dr. Pathrose Parathuvayalil MD(Ay).jpg, it would helpful if you linked both files, as most Admins will want to look at both.

There is also the {{duplicate}} tag which is actually a little slower for Admins, but which you may find useful.

Please ensure that in every case if one file is in use, that you nominate the other one. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 11:23, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Ok - think I worked out the best way - using : before the file name. Thanks Gbawden (talk) 12:18, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
Sorry -- I shouldn't have assumed that you knew how to link to a file rather than display it. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 11:06, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

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Deletion Request[edit]

This discussion is regarding a deletion request reportedly been uploaded through copyright.

File name (image): Dambuhalang_titi_ng_Negro_na_hindi_tuli_at_lubasan_naka_tayo.jpg ‎(316 × 316 pixels, file size: 31 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)

In my defense, the image was not uploaded contradicting to copyright due to the file was of my own works for educational and health purposes. But, the image was taken from the internet from a personal reliable source which some of my works are contributed to. However, some viewers or users may find the image displays an inappropriate file which undoubtedly does contain a graphic image or a file uncommonly portrayed and used. Therefore, I will accept the deletion request if the file is partly reported stated above.

If the file is requested through its file name, then I will simply rename the file. However, my conclusion of the file is not copyrighted or taken from other sources according to any whatsoever degree of illegal licensing.

Regards, Parker Phy

Deletion Request/Copyrighted images[edit]

This discussion is regarding a deletion request reportedly been uploaded through copyright.

File name (image): Dambuhalang_titi_ng_Negro_na_hindi_tuli_at_lubasan_naka_tayo.jpg ‎(316 × 316 pixels, file size: 31 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)

I would like a viable reason for the deletion request. However if it is a copyright file, I would like a strong copy of the reported copyright file or link but greatly want the returned for educational purposes of the matter not mainly because of its graphic content to the eyes of certain viewers.

I WOULD STRONGLY WANT A FEEDBACK.

Parker Phy

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Saalbach, Horst 2.jpg[edit]

Hi, if there is a duplicate of a file you should change the article accordingly. The bot will otherwise simply remove the file link[1]. Thank you --Knochen ﱢﻝﱢ‎  10:37, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

Enough[edit]

Stop hand.svg We've left enough messages on your talk page which tell you to provide better sourcing and licensing. I now see you've uploaded a whole bevy of images from English Wikipedia which were created by the US military and which you sloppily placed the {{own}} tag on as the source, while omitting the real source which was present on English Wikipedia. Please provide a better sourcing to your images. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 19:34, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

I'm going to mark all of them as unsourced, as I don't have the time or patience to clean up after you. If you want to keep them on Commons, please go and fix the source. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 19:36, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Special:RecentChangesLinked/Category:Language templates with no text displayed[edit]

Hi Gbawden. Please fix your uploads that appear in the maintenance category Category:Language templates with no text displayed. --Leyo 19:40, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

File source is not properly indicated: File:CAPTwilliamFbringleUSN.jpg[edit]

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A file that you have uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, File:CAPTwilliamFbringleUSN.jpg, is missing information about where it comes from or who created it, which is needed to verify its copyright status. Please edit the file description and add the missing information, or the file may be deleted.

If you created the content yourself, enter {{own}} as the source. If you did not add a licensing template, you must add one. You may use, for example, {{self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-all}} or {{Cc-zero}} to release certain rights to your work.

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And also:

Yours sincerely, Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 19:48, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Whats the point of marking these files for transfer to commons on wikipedia if they don't meet the commons criteria in the first place? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gbawden (talk • contribs) 06:29, January 24, 2014‎ (UTC)
They do meet Commons' criteria. It's just that you chose the option on the bot to state that they were "own work", when they were not "own work" by the uploader - they were clearly created by a third party. I admit I didn't respond very well - I probably should have tutored you. Still, could you please go through those images and fix the source information? If you do that, they will no longer have to be deleted. Thanks. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 17:19, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
Here is an example of how to fix it: basically just move the source information into the source field.[2] Let me know if you have any other questions. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 17:30, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
Sorry I thought that ForTheCommonGood automatically copied over that information. What do I do in the case where no author or source information is provided by the original uploader on Wikipedia? Thanks. Graham Gbawden (talk) 06:51, 27 January 2014 (UTC)
Take this case for example. You would move all of the above information into the source field. Unless the original uploader is also the author, that means you always remove the {{own}} tag (as you'll notice it states there in the comment change this if not own work). If the original upload doesn't provide a source at all, then you would still remove the own tag and replace it with nothing (in this case, the image might get deleted from Commons as some point regardless of whether you remove the own tag, because the original uploader at Wikipedia failed to provide sufficient source information). Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:33, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
Got it - will be more careful with FTCG in future Gbawden (talk) 07:07, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Picture of the Year 2013 R2 Announcement[edit]

Round 2 of Picture of the Year 2013 is open![edit]

2012 Picture of the Year: A pair of European Bee-eaters in Ariège, France.

Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the second round of the 2013 Picture of the Year competition is now open. This year will be the eighth edition of the annual Wikimedia Commons photo competition, which recognizes exceptional contributions by users on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia users are invited to vote for their favorite images featured on Commons during the last year (2013) to produce a single Picture of the Year.

Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year were entered in this competition. These images include professional animal and plant shots, breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historical images, photographs portraying the world's best architecture, impressive human portraits, and so much more.

There are two total rounds of voting. In the first round, you voted for as many images as you liked. The top 30 overall and the most popular image in each category have continued to the final. In the final round, you may vote for just one image to become the Picture of the Year.

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File:Fellatio.jpg[edit]

"Pornography" is not a valid reason for speedy deletion. -mattbuck (Talk) 08:14, 6 March 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Categories for your kind information[edit]

Hi, some categories have been tagged as {categorize}, therefore p.e. that edit has been fixed, best regards Roland zh (talk) 18:42, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks for letting me know. Will be more careful in future Gbawden (talk) 13:04, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
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Hi, please axcuse my missing feedback: thank you for your feedback and your comprehension; you're welcome, kindly regards, Roland zh (talk) 19:33, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

File:MGEN Charles L Carr.jpg[edit]

Pay attention to copyright
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Picture of the Year 2013 Results Announcement[edit]

Picture of the Year 2013 Results[edit]

The 2013 Picture of the Year. View all results »

Dear Gbawden,

The 2013 Picture of the Year competition has ended and we are pleased to announce the results: We shattered participation records this year — more people voted in Picture of the Year 2013 than ever before. In both rounds, 4070 different people voted for their favorite images. Additionally, there were more image candidates (featured pictures) in the contest than ever before (962 images total).

  • In the first round, 2852 people voted for all 962 files
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We congratulate the winners of the contest and thank them for creating these beautiful images and sharing them as freely licensed content:

  1. 157 people voted for the winner, an image of a lightbulb with the tungsten filament smoking and burning.
  2. In second place, 155 people voted for an image of "Sviati Hory" (Holy Mountains) National Park in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine.
  3. In third place, 131 people voted for an image of a swallow flying and drinking.

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File:Lt Cdr Nigel Ward IWM FKD 541.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Lt Cdr Nigel Ward IWM FKD 541.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
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Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 13:39, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello! I assume you just put in the wrong information. Could you please have a peek? Thanks a bunch! :-)) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 13:41, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Hi. This was a mistake on my part. I assumed that all IWM stuff was free so uploaded this pic. It can be deleted. Gbawden (talk) 13:59, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

A request[edit]

In this edit you advised me you had opened Commons:Categories for discussion/2014/03/Category:Curtis M. Scaparrotti. I'd like to know what your justification was, but this discussion had been deleted.

I voiced my concerns over that deletion at User talk:Denniss.

I wrote there that, IMO, contributors like you should not remove elements from existing categories -- since that can trigger their premature deletion. Instead, I think the discussion should run its course, and the elements only moved if the discussion's consensus aligns with choosing the new category.

So, I am going to request you that, in future, you simply initiate the discussion, and not move elements from the existing category to the new category -- unless the discussion's consensus aligns with your opinion.

Thanks Geo Swan (talk) 21:32, 28 March 2014 (UTC)