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Ankry (talk) 09:03, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

Contributions by User:Jschulman555


I had a look at File:NGC253.jpg (following the new article he:NGC 253) and couldn't help noticing that this is a professional image. A short search found its source to be here. It seems to me that this image, as well as other images from the same source that were uploaded by this user, are copyrighted. It's possible that the user is authorized by the observatory to waive the copyright and upload those images to Wikimedia, but still, a credit and a link to the source must be given.

Regards, Easy n (talk) 10:17, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

Photo deletion request

✓ Done thank you. — D Y O L F 77[Talk] 17:07, 6 November 2017 (UTC) — D Y O L F 77[Talk] 17:07, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

Thank you very much. Hanay (talk) 18:46, 6 November 2017 (UTC)



In File:Dubbing films in Europe.png, could you translate this new legend into Hebrew? The original uploader from Israel is no longer active in Wikimedia Commons, hence I could not ask this to him or her.

  Belgium: The Flemish speaking region occasionally produces its own dialect dubbing versions, otherwise solely subtitles. The French speaking region of Wallonia and the German speaking region of East Belgium use exclusively a full-cast dubbing, both for films and for TV series.

And could you add the Hebrew translation in brackets (Belarus and Slovakia) after the sentence in the violet colored legend?

Yours sincerely, A2D2 (talk) 15:59, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

Hi A2D2. I will copy your request to our Wikipedia:Graphics Lab see here. I am sorry to tell you that The original uploader ישראל קרול is not alive any more. See here Hanay (talk) 16:30, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
I am sorry to hear that. Thank you for your reply. A2D2 (talk) 17:03, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

File:Human skull from Beisamoun.JPG - Image Permission

Dear Hanay,
I am a retired proffessor and currently redacting my compiled course notes into a book named "History of Interior Design and Furniture” which will be in turkish language and will be distributed in Turkey. It is a cultural and educational reference book.I would like to use the image from
I kindly ask for your permission and infomation about terms and conditions of using your image. Your name will be indicated at the end of the book in the photo credits part.

Yours Sincerely
Prof. Mustafa Demirkan — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mustidede (talk • contribs) 12:50, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi Mustafa Demirkan, as you can see in the license of the picture, you can use the picture with credit to me Hanay or if you prefer Hana Yariv. The license is Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) and also please give credit to Commons. Good luck with your book. Hanay (talk) 19:13, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

Dear Hanay,
Thank you very much for your offer. I appreciate it and your name will be indicated on the credits page.
Sincerely, Mustafa — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mustidede (talk • contribs) 15:36, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

Category:Maps needing South Sudan political boundaries


Can you add South Sudan in the maps File:Hippopotamuses Map Range Hebrew.png, File:African continent WW2 He.jpg, File:AfricaandME WW2 He.jpg, File:Blue nile map-HE.png, File:Hippo distribution-he.gif, File:Unified Combatant Commands map he.svg, File:Swahili-HE.svg as well as in other maps in Hebrew where it is missing (and then remove the Category:Maps needing South Sudan political boundaries after updating them)? Or can you send my request to graphic lab?

I am adding South Sudan (as well as Montenegro and other possible missing updates) in the PNG maps in Category:Maps needing South Sudan political boundaries and then remove this category after updating them. There were close to 1100 maps since I started to update these files, now it is reduced to less than 750 maps, but there is a long way to go.

Unfortunately I don't know how to edit SVG maps and complicated PNG maps myself, that is why I asked you.

Thank you.

Maphobbyist (talk) 23:31, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

Please do not remove problem tags

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Hi! It has come to my attention that you have removed a warning which says that a file doesn't have enough information about the source or license conditions. Nevertheless, it seems to me that this information is still missing and I have restored the tag. You may either add the required information or, if you think that required information is already given, put the image up for a deletion request so that it won't automatically be deleted. Thank you.

EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:07, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

EugeneZelenko' Wיhen you add "No permission" tag, please chek carfully. There was not a problem in the picture. Thanks Hanay (talk) 14:14, 26 August 2018 (UTC)
Copyright holder name in EXIF is different uploader name. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:18, 26 August 2018 (UTC)
Ok, I asked the uploader in Hebrew Wikipedia about it. Hanay (talk) 14:33, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Africa 2019

Dear Hanay,


You have contributed in the past to the Wiki Loves Africa competition. Your images have helped people learn more about Africa and see Africa more clearly from an African perspective. Overall, nearly 5000 people like you have contributed to this photo contest, and contributed nearly 40000 images about Africa. Pictures from Wiki Loves Africa illustrate more than 7000 Wikipedia articles and they received... 278.859.973 views between 2015 through the end of 2018. WOW ! How does it feel to be part of this and really make a difference when it come to Africa representation on Wikipedia ?

This February, you have another opportunity to create beautiful photographs on the theme of "play" that could change how the world understands people and culture in your part of Africa.

Wiki Loves Africa is a annual public contest where people across Africa can contribute media (photographs, video and audio) about their environment to Wikimedia Commons for use on Wikipedia and other project websites of the Wikimedia Foundation.

When does it take place?
The 2019 competition will start on 1st February 2019 and close on 1st March 2019.

What should we contribute?
Pictures ! audios ! videos ! The theme for the 2019 contest is... Play.
This theme encompasses a host of approaches and is intentionally open to interpretation. The theme Play! encourages the submission of visual representations of joyful and serious games, sport, and recreation in the form of board or mental games, physical fun or contests, playful interactions, theatrical and musical performances, etc.

In addition to the value your photos contribute to human understanding and african visibility on the Internet, there are several prizes on offer – including two separate prize categories for photos and media that encompass

  • (a) capture Women in sport or
  • (b) culturally specific and traditional formal forms of play, recreation or events.

For rules and information about how to participate, or to join the contest, click on: Contribute to the Wiki Loves Africa photo contest.


Anthere, for the Wiki Loves Africa Team


Cher ou chère Hanay,


Par le passé, vous avez participé au concours photographique Wiki Loves Africa. Vos photos ont aidé de nombreuses personnes à mieux comprendre l'Afrique et à la voir sous un autre angle, l'angle des africains eux-même. Depuis sa création en 2014, près de 5000 personnes ont contribué au concours photo, en ajoutant près de 40000 photos relatives à l'Afrique. 5000 personnes, dont vous, qui ont fait une vraie différence sur la représentation de l'Afrique sur Wikipédia et en ligne. Mieux encore... ces photos illustrent aujourd'hui près de 7000 articles Wikipédia et totalisent 278.859.973 vues entre 2015 et fin 2018 !

Ce mois de février vous avez à nouveau l'opportunité de proposer de fabuleuses illustrations sur le thème du "Jeu", qui participeront à changer la façon dont les êtres humains à travers le monde comprennent les habitants et la culture de votre région..

Wiki Loves Africa, c’est un concours public annuel où chacun est invité à partager des illustrations via Wikimedia Commons, en rapport avec le thème de l’année, illustrations qui pourront être utilisées sur Wikipédia ou les autres sites de la Wikimedia Foundation.

Quand le concours se déroule t-il?
Le concours 2019 démarre le 1er février 2019 et cloture le 1er mars 2019.

Quelles sont les contenus attendus?
Des photos ! Des enregistrements audio ! Des vidéos ! Le thème du concours 2019 est ... Jouer.
Ce thème englobe de nombreuses approches, il est aussi intentionnellement ouvert à l’interprétation. Le thème Jouer ! encourage à proposer des représentations de jeux de détente et sérieux, du sport et des divertissements sous la forme de jeux de société ou de jeux intellectuels, d'activités physiques de divertissement ou de compétitions, d'interactions ludiques, de performances théâtrales ou musicales, etc..

En plus de la valeur intrinsèque que vos photos apporteront à la compréhension et à la visibilité du monde africain sur Internet, il y a de nombreux prix à gagner. Dont deux prix spéciaux pour les photos qui représentent

  • a) femmes et sport ou
  • b) formes de jeux, de divertissements ou d’évènements culturellement spécifiques ou traditionnels.

Pour plus d'informations, règles de participation et pour participer au concours, cliquez sur Contribuer au concours photo Wiki Loves Africa.

Bien à vous,

Anthere, pour l'équipe Wiki Loves Africa


E4024 (talk) 14:12, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

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Study shows Wiki Love Africa recruitment makes a difference

Hello Hanay


We are writing because you have participated in the Wiki Loves Africa (WLA) photo competition in the past. Results have been published and winning pictures may be seen here !

This year WLA partnered with the research organization CAT Lab (previously CivilServant) to help us evaluate the effectiveness of one of our recruitment efforts. You may or may not have received a message on your user talk page encouraging you to participate again in this year's competition.

We are excited to share with you their study found our recruitment message was a success and may have resulted in as many as 2,000 additional contributed photos. We hope you agree this is great news for Africa and its representation across Wikimedia. You can read more about the study and the results in this blog post.

If you have any questions about the study, we encourage you to ask CAT Lab's research manager Juliakamin(cs).

Anthere, for the Wiki Loves Africa Team