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No source notices[edit]

Hi, please be cautious when marking apparently old works with the 'no source' notice. Files like File:CharlesBoissevain.jpg are highly likely to be deleted once marked, yet they are verifiably public domain even without any known source. There is no consensus to delete files from Commons which are public domain but unsourced. Thanks -- (talk) 20:53, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

I wasn't exactly sure. I tried to find a source for it, and came up empty handed. Since he died in 1927, it wouldn't fall under PD-old-assumed, and it seemed very possible that the author died 1947 or later. So I didn't want to just leave it hanging out there so-to-speak. GMGtalk 21:16, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
The saving grace is that the photographer is unknown, and with these sorts of photos if the name is not etched on, nobody is likely to work it out. Raise a DR if you think it's worth a deeper review, I'm not personally invested. Thanks -- (talk) 21:27, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

File:Planet of the Apes Last Frontier logo 2017 black.png[edit]

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Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:24, 7 December 2017 (UTC)


Hello GreenMeansGo, thanx for the move of AUT_Kindberg_COA.jpg to AUT_Kindberg_COA_–2014.jpg. Now I got the problem that I can't delete the redirection to upload the new file. (If I had known this problem before, I would have decided to upload the new file as a .png instead of a .jpg-file.) Regards Kontrollstelle Kundl 15:24, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

Hey Kontrollstelle Kundl. As far as I know (and I'm not exactly an expert), there isn't any option to supress redirects on Commons for file moves, and I believe an administrator will have to delete it in order for you to upload the (presumably) post-2014 version. Maybe User:Nick is around and can push some buttons for us. GMGtalk 15:28, 27 December 2017 (UTC)
Cool. Looks like you're good to go Kontrollstelle Kundl. GMGtalk 22:23, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

Uploading screenshots[edit]

Please provide me with steps on how to upload a screenshot from a game, app, or other piece of software without getting copyright problem messages. --Calebjosh (talk) 16:21, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

@Calebjosh: Unfortunately, the short answer is that you simply can't. Software including games are subject to copyright protections, and so are screenshots of them, meaning that they cannot be uploaded to Commons. GMGtalk 16:26, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, GMG. @Calebjosh:, in addition, see Commons:Screenshots. Regards. Wikicology (talk) 06:32, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

Precision needed[edit]

GMG hello, as for this edit, please ping me if it was intended to me. Part seems intended to Davey, part to me, so I'am not sure. Yug (talk) 10:05, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

It wasn't directed at you Yug. Just pointing out that someone can't accuse someone of canvassing and at the same time claim that it never happens. GMGtalk 11:51, 11 January 2018 (UTC)
I see, thanks. I would not be offended as I indeed canvassed (via clumsy message, unawareness of the local rule), and apologized for it. I find embarrassing that Davey and Wiki** were both hard pressing me on canvassing and are now pressing to not document it on Commons. Yug (talk) 13:17, 11 January 2018 (UTC)
Well, I think that policy at its best is in situations where it documents existing community norms rather than creating new ones. It's not really for the benefit of those who already know, but rather who those who dont. Frankly I was surprised to find there wasnt a policy or even an essay on it already. I should be back at a computer next week and I'll try to look more into it, assuming it survives deletion. GMGtalk 13:58, 11 January 2018 (UTC)
It's a wiki, it's always in construction, it happen to have missing pages. I'am rather surprised that active users using the concept fight against its documentation. Redirect doesn't seems right to me, as search result may be affected. I also think it's better to have some hold on this, so to ensure it's benevolent, beneficial and adapted to Commons without being overflown by wiki:en. Yug (talk) 12:57, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

Image without license[edit]

File:Armageddon flowchart.png[edit]

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There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful information about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.

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✓  Done GMGtalk 21:11, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

LOC crops[edit]

If a photograph is of particular interest and worth a crop, the best results will be from visiting the TIFF version, downloading the jpeg preview, cropping that, then creating as a new crop. This is relatively easy with User:Rillke/bigChunkedUpload.js to assist. Some of the TIFFs in my recent uploads are many times the resolution of the jpeg. Thanks -- (talk) 17:38, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

Hmm... I hadn't checked honestly. I just figured they were the same resolution, probably out of laziness I suppose. I'll keep that in mind. Thanks for the note. GMGtalk 18:09, 20 February 2018 (UTC)