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File talk:Rockystatue.png

Hi Hedwig in Washington!

My comments and those of JopkeB were removed from this page. Can you return them to this page or should I try to do so? Thank you in advance for your kind consideration of this request! --Marshallsumter (talk) 11:03, 29 December 2018 (UTC)

@Marshallsumter: ✓ Done} Still, 99.999% chance that the file has to be deleted. I assume you haven't heard anything from the copyright owner? If you haven't yet, you probably won't ever. 8-( --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 11:18, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for reversion on File talk:Rockystatue.png. Apparently Escultor Mario Rendón y Lozano has responded but not to my email. We may need an OTRS volunteer to contact him. Still no response yet to whom the photographer is. Going to contact Joseph Rinaldi at Cornell. --Marshallsumter (talk) 20:16, 29 December 2018 (UTC)
Anytime. Hope we can keep a photograph of the statue soon. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 05:06, 30 December 2018 (UTC)
Take a read on the deletion page for the statue. I either found the photographer or one of his other photos will do. I've also sent a message to the sculptor in spanish, he's also on facebook, but no response as yet. Considering the photographer's use of the photos for the newspaper, the sculptor's permission may have been gotten. What do you think?
I also would like to ask, considering the activity this statue effort has caused here on commons if per Wikiversity:Deletions #14 "Serious ethical breach, where a resource standing undeleted may cause harm." would be the case here? The resource Boxing/Rocky Marciano describing Marciano's boxing style, where I intended to use the photo, was deleted for this reason. --Marshallsumter (talk) 02:12, 2 January 2019 (UTC)
@Marshallsumter: I don't think it would cause harm. We just need to have the OK of a) sculptor and b) photographer. That's about it. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 08:08, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
@Hedwig in Washington: As I read Marc Vasconcellos's response "You can use them with credit. Thank you" and his job as photographer with The Enterprise, he's the photographer of record for this photograph. Here's what I asked him on facebook: "Do you know the name of the photographer who took the photo of the Rocky Marciano statue in Brockton Massachusetts used by the winery? I'd like to use that photo or a similar one of yours for an article on Rocky. Are any of yours or the winery statue photos Public Domain, or would "fair use" be okay? Thank you in advance for your kind consideration of this request!" Also, this newspaper The Enterprise is the newspaper of legal record for Brockton, Massachusetts, where the statue is at. I believe this means permission from the sculptor was gotten for the photograph. I used MESSENGER on facebook to contact Marc. Do we need an OTRS volunteer to verify a) OK from the sculptor was gotten by Marc Vasconcellos and b) Marc is the photographer for the photograph? --Marshallsumter (talk) 12:31, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
@Marshallsumter: No need to ping on my talk page, automatic ping on change. Saves you a few keystrokes. Yes, we need OTRS verification for the photograph and the statue itself. Both have to come directly from the creator. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 12:37, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks again for your help! No word from Der Hexer, but the sculptors' and photographer's okays meet and exceed "fair use" requirements for Wikiversity. --Marshallsumter (talk) 21:08, 12 January 2019 (UTC)


Hallo Hedwig,

ich habe eine Nachricht auf meiner Disk bei Commons erhalten, dass die Datei File:Princess Muna Al-Hussein of Jordan.jpg gelöscht wurde. Ich kann mich aber nicht erinnern, solch ein Bild hochgeladen zu haben. Kannst du bitte mal prüfen, ob und wo ich ggf in der History auftauche? Danke und Grüße über den Teich. -- Wo st 01 (talk / cont) 21:14, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done C(_) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 15:22, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
Danke. --Wo st 01 (talk / cont) 20:52, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Regarding Deletion of Rockmanch 02.jpg


Recently, the photo that I used, titled 'Rockmanch 02.jpg' was deleted. I understand there were copyright concerns since it also appears on the artist's official website. For the artist image, would uploading an image of the artist performing live taken through my phone, meet all the conditions to be approved for use on the page?

Thank you for taking the time to review my topic.

Best, WritersNepal

@WritersNepal: Hello! Do I understand you correctly that you personally took the photograph and the artist uses your work on his Facebook page? If this is the case, you need to do the following:
  • Goto OTRS
  • Click on Interactive Release Generator and follow the steps.
  • Wait for OTRS to process your request. You can ask on the Com:OTRS/Noticeboard what the status is, just remember to give them the ticket number.
That should do it, it might take a while, tho.
If you didn't take the photograph yourself, have the photographer follow those steps above. C(_) Best, --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 15:43, 10 January 2019 (UTC)Грицак_в_с.jpg

удали, пожалуйста фото!!! Панн (talk) 08:23, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done by my colleague. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 15:20, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Übersetzungsbenachrichtigung: Commons:Moving files to Commons

Hallo Hedwig in Washington,

du erhältst diese E-Mail, da du dich als Übersetzer für Deutsch und Niedersächsisch bei Wikimedia Commons registriert hast.

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Vielen Dank,

die Übersetzungskoordinatoren von Wikimedia Commons‎, 09:04, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Uploading pfoto of Robin Rosenzweig Broidy

Hello, Dear Hedwig in Washington! If you don't mind could you help me how exactly and correct should i upload the photo from the internet on wiki commons? I took a second shot and its failed again. Regards Annmorgan24 (talk) 21:16, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

@Annmorgan24: Your uploads have been deleted because you took them from a website without permission. You might be able to upload locally on certain Wikipedias, see com:Fair use for more info. On Commons only free media is allowed, see Com:L for more info.C(_) Best, --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 21:24, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Would you please restore the images that I uploaded

@Hedwig in Washington:, I appreciate that you are trying to police these pages, but it would help if you would correspond with people BEFORE taking destructive actions against their work. I uploaded photographs that I took of crystal structure models and incorporated them into a couple of pages because they provide a useful and clear illustration of crystal structure. Note the word there - *I* took the photos, and a long time ago I made them freely available to anyone who wanted to use them for non-profit purposes. You have decided that, because they can be found across the internet already, that I cannot own the copyright - one simple message to me and you would have been able to confirm my identity and my right to use the images. It takes time to upload images, to incorporate text to describe them and to place them appropriately in a wikipedia entry. Evidently, it takes you a few seconds to destroy all that work, when the entire mess could have been avoided by you checking before acting.

When image files are uploaded, the uploader checks a box that confirms that they are the owner of the work and that they have the right to upload them. Having done that, you appear to be able to blithely delete all that good work without any oversight or policing. I would be grateful if you would restore the files of mine that you have deleted. Thank you. Thesnark (talk) 21:48, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

@Thesnark: The source website states as follows:
All images on these web pages are © Miramodus Ltd. However, you are very welcome to use the images for non-profit or educational purposes in accordance with our image use terms.
A file description of one of your uploads:
=={{int:filedesc}}== {{Information |description={{en|1=Molecular model of Vaterite (CaCO3) made by Miramodus Ltd. Based on data from Le Bail Powder Diffraction (2011) 26, (1) p16-p21}} |date=2018-04-20 |source={{own}} |author=[[User:Thesnark|Gavin Whittaker]] |permission= |other versions= }} =={{int:license-header}}== {{self|cc-by-sa-4.0}} [[Category:Chemistry]] [[Category:Minerals]] [[Category:Calcium minerals]] [[Category:Molecular models]] [[Category:Uploaded via Campaign:VisibleWikiWomen]]
The licenses don't match and Commons doesn't accept non-commercial or education only restriction. Clearly not a free license at the website as required, no backlink to the source. See com:L for our licensing requirements. So, don't tell me I didn't do my due diligence.
See OTRS on how to send permission, or (faster) add the pictures in question to your website with a proper license clearly visible and let me know when your done and I'll check if Commons can accept the images. Restoring images takes a minute or so, nothing is gone forever on Commons. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:17, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

@Hedwig in Washington: Apologies, but all I have to go on is the reason that you gave in your original deletion, which stated that you did not believe I held the copyright as the images were available elsewhere on the web, which is not the reason that you just gave. The Vaterite.jpg image that you list was explicitly released, as you acknowledge, under CCA4, so having provided that release, I'd say it is irrelevant what is written elsewhere about its use - if someone downloads and uses the file from Wikipedia, or an equivalent source, they can point to that release as a legal right. I have reinstated the Kaolinite file under an explicitly CCA4 release. I'll get round to doing the same for other files when I get the time. As I said previously, it would be much easier if a posting was sent to the contributor before deletion. The file Ruby_model.jpg, for example, was uploaded by me to Wikipedia over 11 years ago, so there was obviously no urgent need to delete it.
I have no idea what your wikipedia interface looks like, but I suspect it is perfectly set up for easy upload, deletion, amendment and restoration. You may not appreciate that, for us mortal users, the process is much clunkier and time-consuming. It has taken me over two hours to get to the point that I am at now in dealing with something that took you a few seconds to eradicate, and I still have to sort out two files. It would be much easier for users to be given, say, a 24 hour period to amend existing files and include an appropriate copyright release than it is for them to be forced into a restoration or re-uploading process. I hope that makes sense. Best wishes, Thesnark (talk) 00:35, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

File George_Simion_02.jpg was deleted, can it be restored?

Hello, is it possible to restore the page please? I have sent an OTRS release email (title of email: Release email (Grigorita/Pascariu)) just a few days ago, but the file was still deleted. The author of the picture (copyright holder) is Constantin Grigoriță, and his email address is . Thank you! Cosmin Mihai.cosmin.pascariu (talk) 22:20, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Yes, as soon as the OTRS team is done processing and everything checks out ok, the file will be restored. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:25, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
That will probably take around six months. I hope I leave to see the day. :) Thanks, have a nice evening! Mihai.cosmin.pascariu (talk) 22:49, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Rhinella ornata

Hi Hedwig, I've seen your edit, but in the truth, Bufo ornatus is the old name, and Rhinella ornata now is the right name, so it should be moved for this last. However, I can't do it while R. ornata category exists, as I ain't a sysop here. Mr. Fulano! Talk 01:13, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

@Mr. Fulano: Gotcha, the move command was placed on the wrong page. Changing it around right now. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 01:23, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. Mr. Fulano! Talk 01:35, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
@Mr. Fulano: ✓ Done Files moved over. What about the other bufo categories? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 01:41, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Niv Art Centre.jpg

Hellow Hedwig.. Kindly let me know what was the reason for deleting the file Niv Art Centre.jpg. It says that there is a copyright violation. I wonder what was wrong with it. Sathyamvada (talk) 11:28, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

@Sathyamvada: The problem is that this photograph has been previously published on Facebook. The owner of the copyright needs to send permission to OTRS. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:37, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for your reply Sathyamvada (talk) 08:41, 14 January 2019 (UTC)


Dear Hedwig in Washington, I wrote a page on Wikipedia About Alberto Rizzotti, who was the founder of the Italian magazine L'Informatore Agrario. He is no longer alive now.

I wanted to upload a picture of Alberto Rizzotti a few days ago, but it has been deleted.

Could you please explain me what was wrong with that picture?

I will pay attention to all the instruction.

Thank you in advance

--TheFarmerJournalist45 (talk) 12:13, 13 January 2019 (UTC) TheFarmerJournalist--TheFarmerJournalist45 (talk) 12:13, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

@TheFarmerJournalist45: It doesn't matter if the author is alive. You have to get permission from the photographer. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:37, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Request of publishing a picture of Alberto Rizzotti

Dear Hedwig in Washington, I published a page on Wikipedia about Alberto Rizzotti, the founder of the Italian agriculture magazine L’Informatore Agrario. He is no longer alive.

I published his picture some days ago but it has been deleted. Could you explain me please what was wrong with that picture? I will pay attention to all the instructions.

Thank you in advance, --TheFarmerJournalist45 (talk) 12:24, 13 January 2019 (UTC)TheFarmerJournalist--TheFarmerJournalist45 (talk) 12:24, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

see above. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:38, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Deleted content

Hi! All the photos that I've downloaded are from MY Facebook profile, so I can use them however I want, right? Please, delete your marl. I don't violate copyright.

File:Улица Суворова - центральная пешеходная улица города.jpg - I did this photo the day before yesterday when I was in my native town Kherson, so there is also no violation of copyright.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by GinElliot (talk • contribs) 09:00, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
@GinElliot: For all media previously published anywhere Commons requires that the copyright owner sends permission to OTRS. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 09:03, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
I've sent all the permissions. Sorry for my mistake.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by GinElliot (talk • contribs)
No problem, things happen. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 19:36, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Photo aarbbbl.jpg deleted

Dear Hedwig in Washington,

I wanted to know why was the file deleted. I took it and made some changes on it.

When I uploaded it in October nobody deleted it.

Thank you in advance, --TheFarmerJournalist45 (talk) 12:37, 14 January 2019 (UTC)TheFarmeJournalist45--TheFarmerJournalist45 (talk) 12:37, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Things fall through the cracks sometimes. We sometimes find uploads from 2005 that have to be deleted. Anyway, as far as I remember I found the photograph on the web. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 19:39, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

File:Valentinos Tzekas 25Under25 ISOC.jpg

Hi, this image is completely my property. No copyright violation exists. I have emailed the Greek Wikimedia administrator, too. I am the first person to publish it on social networks accounts and shared it with media websites for some of my interviews. Thank you. Valentinetzekas (talk) 15:35, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

This photograph can be found at, therefore Commons requires that the photographer sends permission to OTRS --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 19:41, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
P.S.: I just reviewed the photograph closely: Your own work claim is nonsense, someone else took the photograph. This is not acceptable, you need to mention the photographer and the photographer has to send permission. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 19:45, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #347

Please undelete

We have an OTRS Ticket#201812141000923 for the image File:Autotransplantation of wisdom tooth into unrestorable first permanent molar position.jpg that you deleted. Please restore so I can verify the image permission. Thanks Ww2censor (talk) 23:30, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

@Ww2censor: ✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:38, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Please undelete

Please reverse the deletion of This file was uploaded by me in November, and has already been used in multiple Wikipedia pages. Now, you have deleted it because it is "all over the web." It is not. You will find it linked or cross-posted in a single thread on a fashion forum by me (posting under the username "torontoman"), weeks *after* I uploaded it here. Therefore, it is quite impossible that it is "all over the web" - it is my (I am a Toronto-based amateur fashion photographer) photo and I would welcome any link (use Reverse Image Search, if you'd like) to try and prove it's "all over the web," because it isn't. Kind regards,Pimentel94 (talk) 23:53, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

The problem is, every time a photograph is published before it is uploaded to Commons, we require that permission is sent using OTRS. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 01:36, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

I know :@Hedwig in Washington: . What I'm trying to say is that it *wasn't* published before it was uploaded to Commons. That Google image search is the same reverse image search I myself did (I referenced it in my other "undelete request" message, the one on the Request Undelete page). If you notice, for example, the Fashion Spot forum thread... It was posted there on November 26. I uploaded it here on Commons on November 13. There is no, I repeat, NO, instance of this image on the Internet before November 13, 2018 (the day I uploaded it on Commons). All of those links on the Google Image Search, if you look at them, are posted afterwards - 90% of them are "clone" sites copying information from Wikipedia (specifically the Toronto Fashion Week page). If you check every link in the Reverse Image Search you've just provided, you'll see the first instance of this image on the Internet was me uploading it here, on November 13, 2018. That's why I'm requesting an undelete, because whatever automated algorithms you guys use made a mistake on this one - because it's elsewhere on the web, yes, but only elsewhere because I posted it here first. ;) Thanks Pimentel94 (talk) 02:16, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

@Pimentel94: -> Nov 13th. No need to ping me on my talk page, it's automatic. :) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:25, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

(Thanks). And yes, that would be the fashion forum thread I referred to, posted by myself, under the username "torontoman." I posted that later on the same day, not before the 13th. And if you're going to now argue that you have no proof that I posted it several hours later, or no proof that "torontoman" is actually me, well, I don't mean to be an ass, but this is getting a little silly, no?

But just to prove it is me, if you go to the same thread now - - you'll see that I just edited my latest post in that thread to include "Hedwig in Washington." Torontoman *is* me, and I posted it there after I uploaded it here. Does that suffice? Can we just admit a mistake was made, presumably some automated algorithm triggered by the fact I edited the photo's description today (from Edward Dodds to my "professional" pseudonym, Edward Pimentel), and reverse the deletion please? I've proven that it wasn't "all over the web" when it was uploaded here. Thanks Pimentel94 (talk) 03:40, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

@Pimentel94: ✓ Done Gotcha, that is good 'nuf for me. Thank you for being so persistent! Maybe remove the Hedwig text, cause that really i not me ;-) We have a lot of categories for mostly everything. There are currently 1000 files in the category Fashion alone. Bet to add the name of the model, maybe the designer of the clothing, year and place. That makes it easier for potential re-users to find. I'll add a few now. Thanks again! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:10, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

Please undelete File:Jim_Moriarty_Gold_Star_dad.jpg

Hi Hedwig in Washington! Please undelete this file. The owner of the file, James R. Moriarty, has given me permission to post.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Leeannoneal (talk • contribs) 18:16, 15 January 2019 (UTC)
@Leeannoneal: The photographer has to send permission to us, see OTRS. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:54, 16 January 2019 (UTC)


Hey Hedwig in Washington,

Could you give autopatrolled and file mover to Kges1901? -- 1989 (talk) 00:52, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

@1989: ✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 01:00, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

please undelete

Hi! Some revisions of File:Anastasia Lin.jpg might be free maybe?--Roy17 (talk) 05:06, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

@Roy17: First one is from, the other two are free of course. m( My bad. Fixing right now. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 05:17, 16 January 2019 (UTC)


They uploaded more crap and made an article about themselves. -- 1989 (talk) 02:32, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done I nuked him earlier. Oh boy. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 03:07, 17 January 2019 (UTC)