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Picture of the Year voting round 1 open

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Deleted photos - A plea for help!

Dear Hedwig,

I am suffering from a surfeit of deletions! Almost certainly this means I am doing something wrong but I'm not sure what. Many of the photos I have uploaded have been deleted including:

File:Mirkwood wiki photo.jpeg File:Mirkwood - The original line up, 1971 (2).jpg File:Kit & Rolling Stones with wording.jpeg File:Daevid Allen letter.jpg File:Neil Landon 2.jpg

All of these photos were either taken by me or for me by friends - they are all my property as far as I am aware. I'm sure you're a busy man but I really would appreciate your advice as to what to do. It can't be right for so many genuine, unique and original photos to be rendered unavailable presumably simply because of a technicality I haven't got my head around.

I will be very grateful if you can explain what I need to do - as simply as possible!

Kind regards.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by ‎ Mainmiguel (talk • contribs) 00:31, 22. Feb. 2013 (UTC)

As far as I can see the only thing you didn't do is providing a source for your images. I'd use the upload wizard again, same file name and add the source (there is an option for that within the wizard!) use {{OWN}} for your own work. Please describe what's the image is all about and if you can, add the appropriate categories. If you don't know how categories / galleries work that's fine, don't sweat it! :-)) Most important is that you fill in all the important fields, esp. the source of the image. Hope it helps?! --Hedwig in Washington Canis lupis track.svg(Woof?) 00:38, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

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Commons:Signatures#Images in signature

Hallo Hedwig. Bitte nimm obige Richtlinie zur Kenntnis. --Leyo 09:04, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 09:13, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
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deletion nominations

The images uploaded by user:د. على سعد مهيب are template:PD-Egypt.--عبد المؤمن (talk) 22:28, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

and have no source. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 03:24, 17 April 2013 (UTC)
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Help needed

Message tied up in Ribbon.jpg Hello, Hedwig in Washington/Archive. You have new messages at Zyephyrus's talk page.
You may remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

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Re:Help needed

I will categorize these pictures located in Buenos Aires. Best regards, Alpertron (talk) 18:13, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 18:38, 14 April 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done. Best regards, Alpertron (talk) 18:38, 14 April 2013 (UTC)
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A barnstar for you!

Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Commoner's Barnstar
In appreciation of all the DR work you do. INeverCry 01:00, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! That's a nice surprise! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 01:47, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
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Thanks Weltenbummler(in) & (out), or (out) & (in)

Didnt work OUT or IN, the way it was supposed to (do OR DU):

Just look at the pic, youll (will) understand ROFL --Gary Dee (talk) 20:44, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

Can't follow you on this one. If you think that I am mad that my DR didn't go through you are wrong. Always happy to be wrong and save useful images. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 05:17, 6 July 2013 (UTC)
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it was taken on 16 August 2007 Bashereyre

Thanks, category added! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 04:48, 8 July 2013 (UTC)
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INeverCry (talk) 01:21, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

Here we go: Commons:Administrators/Requests/Hedwig in Washington. Just add your acceptance directly under my nomination statement. Feel free to say something about yourself if you want. Good luck. INeverCry (talk) 01:51, 14 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! I really appreciate it! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 01:56, 14 July 2013 (UTC)
I'm just glad you're ready to give it a shot. Most of the people I've asked have given me a pretty quick no. ;) It's too bad, because I only ask people I really think would be good admins. Anyways, make sure you put in that acceptance and/or statement as soon as you can, so the voting can get started. INeverCry (talk) 02:32, 14 July 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done Well, I give it a try. If it doesn't work out, there's always the request for de-adminship. :) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:36, 14 July 2013 (UTC)
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File:R-26 - Foundation.jpg

Hope en:R-26 (salon) helps. JKadavoor Jee 12:37, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Yes, thanks! Categories added. :-) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:27, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
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A cup of tea for you!

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Congratulations! Sit back, relax, have some tea, and then...get to work! Face-wink.svg INeverCry (talk) 17:00, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! Just finished another cup :-) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 03:10, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

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File:Vrchlabi Muller1720.png

Thank You! --Gampe (talk) 15:29, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

My pleasure! :-) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:24, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
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Transformer is still wrong :(

Hello i really apreaciate your help. we still have problems with the file English is not my native language so let me put in this way: 1. File in should be, because is the first file created. (So your last action was a mistake) 2. In File history we can see 4 version of the same file, all of them should be in english. But someone (me) upload a new version in spanish that is wrong. The version 04:25, 23 July 2013 should be deleted. 3. If actions 1 are 2 are taken then we have a main image named Transformer3d_col3.svg and history only should have 3 files. My mistake should be have dissapeared.

If you can do it, i could upload the image using upload file wizzard. I am learning how to use wikimedia commons, i was tired last night, sorry about that. If you do not understand my explanation, please ask me, i will try to comunicate the idea.--KundaliniZero (talk) 17:32, 23 July 2013 (UTC)

OK. I try to follow your thoughts:
file:Transformer3d col3.svg is English only. -> So just delete the Spanish version.
File:Transformer3d_col3_es.svg is Spanish only -> Revert my doings and have it in Spanish only (your Version).
Did I get it? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:32, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
I've done a history split for the 2 files. I've returned the English version to it's original state (File:Transformer3d col3.svg), and split the Spanish version to File:Transformer3d_col3_es.svg. KundaliniZero, you need to update the Spanish version's description, source, author, and permission info. File:Transformer3d col3 ru.svg can serve as an example. INeverCry 00:09, 24 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks INC! :) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:10, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Hedwig!, awesome job. I really believe in this project wikimedia and wikipedia too, thanks to believe in the project and help new users like me. I think we have no problems with the file. I upload a new version, and i think it's ok. Now text look nice. Also i followed your directions putting GNU license similar to the other file. --KundaliniZero (talk) 21:49, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

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Ein Willkommenspräsent für unseren neuen Administrator von deinen Kollegen…

Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Hedwig in Washington! Du hast jetzt die Rechte eines Administrators auf Commons. Nimm dir bitte einen Moment Zeit, um dir die Seite Commons:Administratoren und die in Verbindung mit der Beobachtungsliste stehenden Seiten durchzulesen (insbesondere Commons:Administrators' noticeboard und Commons:Deletion requests), bevor du damit beginnst, Seitenlöschungen, Accountsperrungen oder Änderungen am Seitenschutzstatus bzw. an den geschützten Seiten selbst durchzuführen. Der Großteil der Bearbeitungen eines Administrators kann durch andere Administratoren wieder rückgängig gemacht werden, mit Ausnahme der Zusammenführung von Versionsgeschichten, die deshalb mit spezieller Obacht behandelt werden muss.

Wir laden dich herzlich ein, mit uns auf IRC Kontakt aufzunehmen: #wikimedia-commons @ Es gibt auch einen Channel für Commons-Admins, der für sensiblere Themen sowie zur Koordination unter Admins genutzt werden kann. Du findest zudem in dem Commons:Ratgeber zur Administratorentätigkeit vielleicht eine nützliche Lektüre.

Bitte überprüfe, ob du in der Commons:List of administrators und den jeweils nach Datum oder Sprache sortierten Listen eingetragen wurdest und ergänze deine Daten andernfalls.

EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:21, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks! :-) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 03:12, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

Welcome to the team! --PierreSelim (talk) 15:33, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Welcome. And well done. -- Rillke(q?) 06:29, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks guys! :) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 07:19, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
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Hi Hedwig in Washington! In the meantime, this file (marked by me with copyvio) might be already deleted. For your info: You reverted my mark considering a CC-license available of one of the original sources indicated by me. In fact, it was an CC BY-***NC***-SA 2.1 ES-license for this image. Anyway, thanks for the eyes on that file as I apparently forgot to specify this non-compatible license on my copyvio-mark. I corrected my mark. Gunnex (talk) 20:20, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Dang, I missed the NC mark. Better put my contact lenses in. Thanks for your info! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 20:25, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
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Silo PdV 2004.jpg

Hi. The image has a source, that is the gallery of images that I linked. Another image of Silo, uploaded by the same user, has no source, and I think is a copyvio too. --Warko (talk) 23:35, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

Both are missing Source and Author. We'll have an eye on the images. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:52, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
Ok. Regards, Warko (talk) 23:55, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
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See Commons:Undeletion requests/Current requests before making further "Nonsense"[sic] deletions

AnonMoos (talk) 08:52, 29 July 2013 (UTC) ✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:05, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

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sorry, if i use a cap on your talk page.

i am not rude , but just that i was little bit angry over it. but i will not take it personal. so am sorry... bye. from davidzicoman — Preceding unsigned comment added by davidzicoman (talk • contribs)

No hard feelings. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:09, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
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No I didn't put a reason of because I want to get rid of the photo, but I will tag it for speedydeletion and put a reason --Luca Aless (talk) 21:28, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

I think we got it right now. Face-smile.svg --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:07, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
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secondly . i have plead with the original owner , DSMUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER , to personally send the email permission to you by himself.  ... i hope there is solution. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Davidzicoman (talkcontribs) 
1st of all: Do not use all-caps on MY(!) talk page! That is very rude. Second: You should have followed the rules in the first place. I'll discuss the matter with you here further. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 21:23, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
And please sign! Com:Signature --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 21:29, 28 July 2013 (UTC)

i feel that a new valid OTRS permission must have been sent to wikimedia commons by the rightfull owner - dsmusic photographer .. please kindly verify , ticket number 2013071010005831 , if yes. please restored the picture back . thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Davidzicoman (talk • contribs)

Will do, it might take a little longer, the OTRS Team has a lot to do. Your picture is not getting lost while waiting. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:12, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
Here is the link to the OTRS thread: Commons:OTRS/Noticeboard#2013071010005831 --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:20, 30 July 2013 (UTC)
OTRS is unable to verify that you are the copyright holder. According to your statement above, you []have plead with the original owner , DSMUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER , to personally send the email permission to you by himself. Therefore you can't have the copyright to the image. Only the copyright owner can release the image with a license accepted on commons. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 05:35, 31 July 2013 (UTC)
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User:Matias garcias

[1] FYI. :) Trijnsteltalk 19:24, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

Sounds fair enuf. I removed the block for now. Thanks for your info! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 21:09, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
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A barnstar for you!

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Hi, Hedwig in Washington, i'm the ex-Matias garcias, and i'm sorry, i will not do that again. i'm ganna be a good wiki user. But, Why did you do the block and Martin H. didn't do it? Matias Agustin juanse (talk) 23:46, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
I guess Martin H was afk. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:16, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
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A barnstar for you!

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Hi, it's me again, Matías garcias, i want to tell you, ther please don't block my photos in Wikipedia. Cause i want to do better to Wikipedia and i just uploads photos, that it Matias Agustin juanse (talk) 23:54, 1 August 2013 (UTC)
It depends all on you. There are certain rules you just have to follow. If you are not sure, you can always post a question at the help desk here. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:18, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
Sorry Hedwig, but these barnstars don't count. Face-wink.svg INeverCry 01:54, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
Seems like everybody got one from this user. Face-smile.svg --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:03, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
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Please help

Hi i am trying to upload a image in this page I have find out several image here — Preceding unsigned comment added by Totapakhi (talk • contribs)

You have to contact Mr. Gomes and ask for permission to use any of the images from his blog. The best way to do it is to have HIM contact our OTRS team. Please have a look here: OTRS. Hope it helps. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 20:32, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
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Block request

[2]. The same deleted files were all uploaded again. --viniciusmc (talk) 14:57, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the info. Would have been better to use the established channels (noticeboard). I am not always online and the noticeboard is monitored 24/7. Uploads deleted, user blocked for a week. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:17, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
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Hi there - would you kindly confirm my action has cured the problems you listed over your bottom line = Yours sincerely, Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 06:14, 4 August 2013 Many thanks Tfitzp — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tfitzp (talk • contribs)

Well, own work for the photos is OK - as long as you made the photos yourself. BUT you can't claim own work for things you didn't create yourself. Please see File:1909 OSBORNE ESTATE + RN COLLEGE + Pavilion.jpg, upper right corner with a big, fat watermark stating (c) Crown ... LTD. If the map is old enough that it falls under Public Domain, this group can't claim ownership and neither can you. Please check this out, see Com:L and Com:CRT for more info. Thanks! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 14:31, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks - taken down the items pending check copyright with original source - Cheers — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tfitzp (talk • contribs)

Perfect! Thanks! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 09:46, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
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File:Muthu Alagappan cropped.png

Why was File:Muthu Alagappan cropped.png ineligible for speedy under F4? czar · · 04:17, 22 July 2013 (UTC)

image is not being accepted at otrs is no valid reason for deletion. OTRS is pending, according to the template. Or did I miss anything? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 04:26, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
I could have been clearer. I'm the original uploader, and it's stale at OTRS (they want more proof than the photo's owner has to give). I figured it should be deleted, but does it need to go through the whole deletion listing? I've speedied OTRS uploads gone bad like this in the past, but let me know if there's a better way. czar · · 04:29, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Since you are the uploader I don't see a problem. Your intent got lost in translation I guess. :) You can always leave the OTRS pending tag stay, the file will get deleted after a while. File deleted. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 04:39, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! czar · · 05:19, 22 July 2013 (UTC)
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A cup of coffee for you!

A small cup of coffee.JPG Ein Käffchen für dich Face-wink.svg, Danke für deine ganzen Beiträge. Steinsplitter (talk) 22:58, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
Danke, die Tasse kann ich wirklich gebrauchen! :) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:19, 25 July 2013 (UTC)
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Deleted image

Hey there, Hedwig! We've finally received authorization for the image at File:Dareysteel picture on his radio interview in Amsterdam holland.jpg. Can you please restore the image in accordance with 2013072910005896? Please feel free to contact me if you have questions. Best regards, Cindamuse (talk) 00:30, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) ✓ Done. Please add the OTRS ticket. INeverCry 00:34, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
Goodie goodie! Thanks Cindamuse & INC! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 03:02, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
Thanks! Your work is appreciated! Cindamuse (talk) 05:08, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
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Pittsburgh flood

Greetings. You recently tagged File:1936 Pittsburgh flood0007.jpg as "no source". I switched it to a deletion debate, and added some info. If you have any input, the discussion is at Commons:Deletion requests/File:1936 Pittsburgh flood0007.jpg. All the best, – Quadell (talk) 12:10, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Now a clear keeper. I closed the DR with a keep. Thanks Quadell! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:22, 3 August 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for your top-notch work to help us keep historic images! (Ditto for File:1890s Carlisle Boarding School Graduates PA.jpg and others.) – Quadell (talk) 13:14, 4 August 2013 (UTC)
Face-smile.svg Thanks! I do what I can. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:29, 4 August 2013 (UTC)
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Serial copyviolator cleanup

Please also delete File:37mm baton rounds.jpg — Preceding unsigned comment added by Andy Dingley (talk • contribs)

already done. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 21:21, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
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Appreciation for dealing with copyright violations – Mancunium wants me to let you know that he appreciates how you deleted a series of images that violated copyrights. Thanks. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 21:36, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

Not my doing. You guys found it out, I just executed. Anyway, thank you! I appreciate it! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hedwig in Washington (talk • contribs) 21:38, 5 August 2013 (UTC) (UTC)
You're welcome. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 21:42, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
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Deleted picture

Hello Hedwig,

I am new to Wikipedia and fully respect you deleting the picture LiUAIF_logo_svg.svg earlier today. I would like to learn more about how to upload this logotype for the sports organization LiU AIF with the right licenses being used. I know that the picture has no copyrights since I know the creator and he sees it as a public picture, but please inform me in this, general, matter.

Best regards, ModigÅhlfeldt — Preceding unsigned comment added by ModigÅhlfeldt (talk • contribs)

Hello! This kind of logo can't be uploaded on Commons. Since you are not the copyright holder, it would need a fair use license and Commons doesn't accept this kind of license. You can read all about it here: Com:FAIRUSE. For projects that may allow fair use see M:Non-free_content. For licensing in general: Com:L. If you need help with a specific problem, you can always post a question at the help desk. A good starting point is Commons:Welcome, this will give you a good overview of what is going on here and what you can do to help. Oh, and please read Commons:Talk_page_guidelines#Markup on how to sign your posts. Hope it helps for now. Face-smile.svg --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:12, 6 August 2013 (UTC)
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is this video cc-zero??

Hello, i would appreciate if you can see if the license is correct in this file, i founded here and then i have uploaded to commons, but i am not sure if cc-zero is the licence for a video in public domain. The file is: --KundaliniZero (talk) 00:39, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

:I believe so. To make sure, I transfer the question to the Com:Help Desk. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 01:11, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

I was wrong. It is not exactly the same. See help desk thread. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 05:21, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
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"File has no source" bei File:Jadvalش.png


Ich habe den von dir gesetzten "no source"-tag bei diesem Bild entfernt, da dieses Bild sicherlich nicht urheberrechtlich geschützt werden kann. Sofern du widersprichst, setze einen Löschantrag. Gruß, High Contrast (talk) 13:51, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

Noe, ich widerspreche nicht. Face-smile.svg Das ist bei all den Uploads des Users mit durchgerutscht. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:47, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
Good thing you reminded me about this, I asked Tarawneh for a translation and some categories. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:57, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
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Hello, can you please answer me on my talk page? I did answered you a week ago. Thanks. Jirka.h23 (talk) 07:27, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 07:33, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
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Viola derechos de autor

Hi. I see you've deleted this file. The author of this file added lots of copyrighted photos here. I marked them for speedy, but s/he nominated all pages to deletion (example) saying that s/he violates copyrights. I don't think that is a common response and you may identify any known vandal or something. Seems like gaming the system. I would appreciate if you can take a look into this. Thanks.—Teles «Talk to me˱M @ C S˲» 15:06, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 01:56, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
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I am not very familiar with Commons laws and customs. Thank you for the deletion and the advice ;-) BTW, you have forgotten File:Branta-canadensis.20100914.ogg Litlok (talk) 23:27, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

Like I said, no problem. Haven't forgotten that one, there's no tag. Are you sure it is the correct file? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:29, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Yes, it is. I had forgotten to tag it ;-) Litlok (talk) 15:39, 10 August 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:47, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
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Hi, dear Hedwig in Washington. I noticed that you blоcked this unregistered user indefinitely. Why? Generally, the owner of the IP-address may eventually be change. Maybe even at the conscientious user. Regards, — Stas1995 (talk) 09:39, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi! Change to 1 week. Can always re-block. Thanks! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 01:55, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
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Version löschen

Hallo Hedwig in Washington. Wäre es möglich, von meinem hochgeladenen Bild File:Conrad Zellweger-Tanner.jpg die erste Version zu löschen? Ich hatte zuerst, aus Versehen, die falsche Datei hochgeladen. Ich bin noch Anfänger und deshalb nicht so geübt, werde aber versuchen, in Zukunft solche Fehler zu vermeiden. Vielen Dank. --Kantonsbibliothek AR

✓ Done Kein Problem. Muss normalerweise nicht sein, in diesem Falle meiner Meinung nach gerechtfertigt. Wo gehobelt wird, da wird die falsche Datei hochgeladen oder auch shit happens. Face-smile.svg Vielen Dank fuer die Bilder! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 07:37, 7 August 2013 (UTC)
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Arman0014 (talk · contribs)

Hello. Most of the files uploaded by Arman0014 were pictures copied from non free websites. I could find the origin of most of them and I guess the remaining photographs are also copyvios (probably he modified the original pictures in such way that it is impossible for Google Image to find back the original photographs). However, for tables and even maps, I would give him the benefit of the doubt, since there is no clue that Arman0014 did not actually create these images by himself. So, I think we could remove the "no source" tag. What do you think about that? Best regards, BrightRaven (talk) 08:12, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Well, I am not so sure about that. My believe is that everything he uploaded is fishy. And the no source tag can stay, since there is no source to the data. Just my opinion. Face-smile.svg --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 10:23, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
OK. I have just removed the template from File:Taqsimate_siasi_marivan.png, which is a simple table with the administrative divisions of Marivan city, and very likely to be actually own work imho. Best regards, BrightRaven (talk) 07:53, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Symbol keep vote.svg Agree --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 07:59, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
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Now have necessary info to use the photo you deleted

Hello Hedwig in Washington,

Hope all is well. I contacted the attorney of Lin Evola an she gave me guidance with respect to the copy right issue. I also have the author and the source but I can not upload the photo and use my new information because you deleted it. Do you know how I can upload the image with my new information? Thank you for you time and guidance — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rpulido7 (talk • contribs)

The best way is to check out Com:OTRS. You'll find everything you need, including an email adress. Please send the information to our OTRS-Team and they'll review it and if everything checks out, they restore the file. Thanks! Face-smile.svg --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:19, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
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Further to talk re Corrections - I have got permission from holder to use my extract from their original given as an OK by email.

Not exactly suitable for upload to Wiki I think!

Would it be advantage to have a standard form of arranging 'permission for copyright' applicable to all such situations ? With permission being agreed by email ? Does something similar now exist ?

Regards from Tfitzp

UPDATE = just noted your answer two items up - now checking OTRS

Best wishes Tfitzp

✓ Done
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Thanks for the attention. The correct category is Category:Tomb of Pulcheria Ładyżyńska (the Category:Grave of Pulcheria Ładyżyński is no longer right). Could you explain which "Template" should I use by these kind of editions - replacing the categories, and deleting those with wrong names)? Lowdown (talk) 07:17, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

No problem, jus trying to make everbody happy :)
Hope it helps --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 07:25, 11 August 2013 (UTC)
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Commons:Deletion requests/File:Cakkanuraga.jpg

I have objection to the conclusion that you were judged by "Commons:Deletion requests/File:Cakkanuraga.jpg". Template "{{User:FlickreviewR/reviewed-pass}}" was posted by uploader "user:Caikersfamily".[3] There is no evidence that User:FlickreviewR confirmed the cc-by-2.0. [4]--OskNe (talk) 12:46, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing that out! I missed that, will be fix right now. My bad. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 18:40, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done, Images and category deleted, User blocked. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 18:48, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
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Other deletion requests

hi ,




those are a deletion request for the same subject as this one


what do you think ? thanks.GhiathArodaki (talk) 13:55, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

I think, I should move the discussion into a circus tent, or in a zoo behind bars. Then we can all watch you guys hit each other over the head, while we enjoy popcorn and cold drinks. Seriously, you should change your attitude. Use a reason that can be considered a reason. Last time I deleted because there hasn't been any evidence to support the claim of the author AND the map was made in a quality that would prevent reuse. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 18:54, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
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Copyright violation?

Hi, I received some sort of warning on my talk page from you and I have no idea why I received it. Can you please explain what I did wrong?

If this is about the Arma 3 images, they were all created by me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dave Zember (talk • contribs)

You uploaded copyrighted media. Please read Com:L about Licensing and copyright. Thanks! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:49, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Okay, sorry about that, I had no idea. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dave Zember (talk • contribs)

That's why you got the notice. Face-smile.svg --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:58, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
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Files deleted

Hi Hedwig in Washington,

I just observed that my following files are been deleted by you and the message is been put on my talk page.

1 File:Freedom fighters in Sare Jahan Se Accha.jpg
2 File:Legands in Sare Jahan Se Accha.jpg
3 File:Music in Sare Jahan Se Accha 1.jpg
4 File:Music in Sare Jahan Se Accha.jpg
5 File:Sare Jahan Se Accha 1.jpg
6 File:Sare Jahan Se Accha 2.jpg
7 File:Sare Jahan Se Accha 3.jpg
8 File:Sare Jahan Se Accha 4.jpg
9 File:Sare Jahan Se Accha 5.jpg
10 File:Sare Jahan Se Accha 5.jpg
11 File:Shivaji in Sare Jahan Se Accha - Pencil Sketch.jpg
12 File:Sports in Sare Jahan Se Accha.jpg
13 File source is not properly indicated: File:Pramod Kamble 1.jpg

Pls. note that all these photo are taken by ME personally by MY Sony H2 camera and I am sole copyright holder of these images. I am a photographer I am quite aware about the copyright rules.

Pls. let me know specicfially, what I missed to add in the photo details and try to reinstate the same.... Coolgama (talk) 12:42, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

You claimed ownership of the sketches. Make sure you include ALL information (incl EXIF/Metadata) as requestes here. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 18:57, 12 August 2013 (UTC)
Yes. Can you reinstate the images on commons? Could you pls. be specific what is needed more to add in the file. Coolgama (talk) 03:45, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
No, I can't. You'll have to go through Undeletion requests. Sorry mate. Tell me again, what was the country where the sketches are from, who's the artist, and do you know if the artist is still alive? If the artist deceased, what year did she/he pass on? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 14:25, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
The pencil sketch is been made in India in the year 1997 by great artist en:Pramod Kamble. You can get more details of the project here en:Sare Jahan Se Achcha (pencil sketch). The artist is very much alive and he has no objection to upload the photo of his sketch on commons. Pls. let me know if you need any more information. What is the way out to upload the images now? Coolgama (talk) 19:05, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
OK. India has no Freedom of Panorama for two-dimensional works. In this case here, you'll need the written permisson of the creator/copyrightholder. You find all the information here. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 20:42, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
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Deletion request

Hello, This is all my own work. The Smokey Mountain and Appalachian Mountain photos are the same and one could be deleted. I didn't know how to add categories when I uploaded them. I took that photo and the Little Gasparilla Sunset photo years ago on a Sony digital camera. They have been transferred over the years to our new computers, so probably lack any exif data. We actually had a painting made of the the Appalachian Mountain photo. It was taken on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. The arrowheads are all personal finds from Florida as in their descriptions. The photographs were taken with help from Jose Martinez on his camera at my house. Delete them if you like; I would like to replace them with photos with better backgrounds. The masturbation photo is mine, taken on my cell phone (I was there, I should know), but delete it if you want to ( I would prefer if you didn't). I thank you and all those who dedicate their time and efforts to make Wikimedia the wonderful and unique site that it is. Mmacbeth

I am sorry about any mistakes I have made. I am not computer savvy and I am slowly learning to work in Wikimedia commons.

I read your post, thanks. Please continue the discussion here That's the appropriate place. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 04:04, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
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Kindly Check whether i am violating any laws here. If yes please let me know I will clarify and rectify it.Benedictdilton (talk) 10:11, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Actually you do. You state it is your own work when it was created by somebody else. You need to state the real source, where you found this image. Movie Posters and such are rarely free media. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 12:05, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
Kindly remove the file. I had requested a speedy deletion. Benedictdilton (talk) 16:21, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 19:17, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
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Commons:Deletion requests/File:Map of languages of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.jpg

Hello,Can you please comment on this (Commons:Deletion requests/File:Map of languages of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.jpg) page and tell them why you want to have this map deleted. Regards. Tigerkhan007 (talk) 11:21, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi! I didn't say that I want the map deleted. Here's what happened:
This file was initially tagged by Sahara4u as Speedy (speedydelete) and the most recent rationale was: This map has completely wrong description about language distribution among the districts.
Meaning, Sahara4u tagged the file for speedydelete and I changed the request into a regular deletion request so people who know about the situation can state whether the map is correct or not. I have no clue, so I couldn't (and shouldn't) decide either way. Thanks for your input in the discussion. Much appreciated! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 14:50, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
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Discussion on Threshold of Originality

Hi there,

Regarding the images you de-speedied as "PD logo", I've opened a discussion on this at Commons:Village_pump/Copyright#Threshold_of_originality_on_two_logos. Would be interested in your feedback.

All the best, Ubcule (talk) 14:19, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the info! I added my 2 cents. Face-smile.svg --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:44, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
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Atlantic Companion.jpg

Moin! Neulich wurde zunächst Atlantic Companion (7892290028).jpg als leicht verändertes Duplikat der Datei Atlantic Companion.jpg hochgeladen und danach Atlantic Companion.jpg gelöscht. Jetzt wurde auch die Datei Atlantic Companion (7892290028).jpg gelöscht und einigen Artikeln fehlt das Bild. Leider kann ich das Prozedere nicht besser nachvollziehen. Kann die ursprüngliche Datei wiederhergestellt werden? Gruß aus Leer, --SteKrueBe (talk) 18:03, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

Der CommonsDelinker ersetzt die geloeschte Datei mit der anderen Datei automatisch. Manchmal dauert das ein wenig. Hmmmm, dazu muss natuerlich das duplicate script benutzt werden. Ich schaue mir das mal fix an. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 21:47, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
HA! Kollege Russavia hat die Datei wohl auch als Duplikat geloescht. Ich habe File:Atlantic Companion (7892290028).jpg wiederhergestellt. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:03, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
Moin Hedwig, vielen Dank für die schnelle Hilfe! Dann werde ich mich mal an die erneute Bebilderung machen. Liebe Grüße aus Leer, --SteKrueBe (talk) 06:49, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
Kein Problem. :-)) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:50, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
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Thank you for letting me know!

Do you know how can I contact OTR? — Preceding unsigned comment added by IPSpain (talk • contribs)

✓ Done, see your talk page. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:17, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
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Dear Hedwig,

Thanks for your comment on the Wondermondo web site. When I checked it, I saw a NC restriction on the bottom of its page. Anyway, this is another image that the uploader uploaded. Perhaps you can find a source for it. Best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 05:07, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

✓ Done Flickr had the original again. :) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:58, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Thank You for your help here, --Leoboudv (talk) 07:51, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
No problem. If you find more, let me know. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:35, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
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User talk:Hedwig in Washington/XLS2JPG

Hallo Hedwig in Washington. Magst du das mal umsetzen? Leider laden immer noch viele Leute Grafiken im schlechtestmöglichen Dateiformat hoch. Da ist jede Empfehlung für JPG eine zu viel. --Leyo 06:31, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Mal eben fix probiert. Scheint mit PNG nicht zu funktionieren. :( Ich habe das bissl Code auch nur aus sentimentalen Gruenden behalten. Benutzt habe ich das seit 2007 eh nicht mehr. Die Seite habe ich fix zum recyclen geschickt, d.h. in die Tonne getreten. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 06:42, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
OK, auch gut. --Leyo 10:28, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
Besser so. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 16:38, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
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Some deleted files of PD South Korea

Hi, I uploaded some files taken circa 1976. And they are now public domain of South Korea. Please see the history of {{template:PD-South Korea}}. By the way, User:Hyolee2 has changed thie template. But, it is clear that they are now public domain of South Korea by the copyright law of South Korea 1957. Please see Template talk:PD-South Korea#Copyright of Photo published before 12-31-1976 in South Korea HappyMidnight (talk) 08:43, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

I did and your edit got reverted. I read the discussion as well, let's see what the community has to say. Would be nice tho. BTW: As far as I remember, your uploads didn't state who the depicted people are. Do you think the images are wthin scope? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 10:28, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for undestanding me. It is important that these photos are taken until Dec 31 1976. I can not remember whether I depicted identifications of the peole in there but if it is essential, I will do it willingly. HappyMidnight (talk) 00:02, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
Now I want the files to be reverted. Thank you in advance. HappyMidnight (talk) 22:21, 9 August 2013 (UTC)
I can't do that. There is no consensus, as far as I can tell, and the page is mostly in Korean which I can't read. A Korean speaking administrator needs to have a peek and make a decision. Sorry. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:10, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
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Sammy Amara

Hallo Hedwig, Du hast die Datei:Sammy Amara gelöscht, weil wie Du schreibst, der Lizenzgeber nicht derjenige sei, der die Mail geschrieben hat. Das ist nicht korrekt. Jutta Winterberg hatte die Lizenzfreigabe erteilt, allerdings gab es Rückfragen (warum auch immer). Sie hatte die Mail mit den Rückfragen von WP an mich weitergeleitet, die ich dann statt direkt beantwortet habe. Ich wollte nun die Datei nochmal hochladen, erhalte nun aber folgendes Bild. Danke für Deine Hilfe. (Ich schreibe auf deutsch, da Du angibst Deutsche zu sein.) Liebe Grüße --Animagus (talk) 12:15, 14 August 2013 (UTC) Sorry, hätte ich mir denken können. Natürlich siehst Du nicht welche Probleme es beim Hochladen gab. Das System sagt mir, dass ich eine Datei hochladen möchte, die gelöscht wurde bzw. bewegt worden sei. Somit ist ein erneutes Hochladen nicht möglich. --Animagus (talk) 12:20, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Hallo Hedwig, noch eine Ergänzung: Der Urheber hat folgende Mail verschickt:

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, > > hiermit erkläre ich in Bezug auf das Bild Objektname: Sammy Amara, dass ich > der Fotograf oder Inhaber des vollumfänglichen Nutzungsrechts bin. > > Hiermit erkläre ich in Bezug auf das Bild Sammy Amara, dass ich hiermit die > Weiternutzung des Bildes/der Bilder unter folgender freier Lizenz/folgenden > freien Lizenzen erlaube: > > Ich bin einverstanden, dass meine Datei von jedem – auch kommerziell – > genutzt, verändert und weitergegeben werden darf. Der Name des Urhebers > muss bei der Weiternutzung immer mit angegeben werden und Bearbeitungen müssen > immer wieder unter die Lizenz "CC-by-sa/3.0". gestellt werden. Es muss immer > eine Internetadresse in Form einer URI zum Lizenztext oder eine vollständige > Kopie des Lizenztextes beigefügt werden. > > Mir ist bekannt, dass damit in urheberrechtlicher Hinsicht Dritte das Recht > haben, das Bild gewerblich zu nutzen und zu verändern. Mir ist bekannt, dass > ich diese Einwilligung üblicherweise nicht widerrufen kann und kein Anspruch > darauf besteht, dass das Bild dauernd auf der Wikipedia eingestellt wird. Mir > ist bekannt, dass sich die Unterstellung unter eine freie Lizenz nur auf das > Urheberrecht bezieht und es mir daher unbenommen ist, aufgrund anderer Gesetze > (Persönlichkeitsrecht, Markenrecht usw.) gegen Dritte vorzugehen, die das Bild > im Rahmen der freien Lizenz rechtmäßig, auf Grund der anderen Gesetze aber > unrechtmäßig nutzen.

Jedoch folgende Anfrage erhalten:

vielen Dank für die Freigabe, leider habe Sie keine Standardbaustein verwendet, sodaß die Freigabe nicht ausreichend eindeutig ist. Zudem wurde keine eindeutige Adresse der Datei angegeben. Bitte seine Sie so nett, das nachzuholen.

Ein Eintrag konnte noch nicht erfolgen, da sowmit keine für Wikipedia nutzbare Lizenz angegeben wurde. Nur Bilder, die unter einer solchen Lizenz stehen, können für Wikipedia zur Verfügung gestellt werden. Eine mögliche Lizenz ist die „Creative Commons - Namensnennung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 3.0 Deutschland“. Nähere Informationen zu dieser Lizenz gibt es auf - sie ermöglicht (kurz gesagt) eine Veröffentlichung mit auch kommerzieller Nutz- und Veränderbarkeit innerhalb und außerhalb der Wikipedia für jedermann. Die Weiternutzung ist jedoch zum einen an eine Pflicht zur Urhebernennung gebunden und zum anderen darf eine Weiternutzung/Veränderung nur unter dieser Lizenz erfolgen.

Weitere mögliche Lizenzen haben wir auf der Seite zusammengestellt.

Beantworten Sie uns bitte die folgenden Fragen:

1. Sind Sie der alleinige Urheber des Bildes oder alleiniger Inhaber der vollumfänglichen Nutzungsrechte an dem Bild?

2. Wenn ja, sind Sie mit einer Lizenzierung unter der „Creative Commons - Namensnennung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 3.0 Deutschland“-Lizenz einverstanden?

3. Wie möchten Sie in der Bildbeschreibung als Urheber genannt werden? (Bsp.: Klarname, Benutzername,...)

Wenn Sie nicht der Urheber oder alleiniger Inhaber des vollumfänglichen Nutzungsrechtes an dem Bild sind, teilen Sie uns dies bitte mit, da nur dieser eine solche Genehmigung erteilen kann.

Eindeutige Adresse: Sammy Amara.jpg

zu 1: warum die Frage, wenn sie die Lizenzfreigabe erteilt. Sie ist alleinige Urheberin. Zu 2. Warum die Frage, denn sie hat in ihrer Lizenzfreigabe sich auf diese Lizenz bezogen: "CC-by-sa/3.0". zu 3: warum die Frage, sie ist mit ihrem Klarnamen schon eingetrage.

Ich danke Dir im Voraus für Deine Rückmeldung. Liebe Grüße --Animagus (talk) 17:20, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Moin moin! Ich habe die Datei geloescht, weil die Sache schon zu lange rumgelegen hat. Wir muessen uns hier an das manchmal ziemlich strenge Urheberrrecht halten. Zu den Fragen:
Einfach die Fragen beantworten, an das OTRS-Team mailen und die Datei wird dann wiederhergestellt. Ich kann mit diesen Angaben nichts machen, da ich nicht zum OTRS-Team gehoere.
  1. Wir koennen das nicht wissen, dass muss vom Urheber beantwortet werden.
  2. Einfach in einem extra Paragraph die Nutzung der Lizenz bestaetigen.
  3. Das bezieht sich auf den Lizenzbaustein. Manche Fotografen wollen mit dem vollen Namen genannt werden, manche mit einem Kuerzel, manche mit einem Commons-Usernamen. Einfach angeben, wie die Nennung aussehen soll.
  • Wichtig: Diese Angaben muss das OTRS-Team vom Urheber direkt erhalten, weil sonst koennte ja jeder eine email schreiben und fremde Dateien freigeben. Glaube ich hier zwar nicht, aber wir muessen uns da etwas absichern.

OK? LG -Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 19:03, 14 August 2013 (UTC)

Danke Hedwig für die Infos. Liebe Grüße --Animagus (talk) 04:31, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Hallo Hedwig, wie ich vom Urheber eben erfahren habe, hat sie gerade die Fragen selbst beantwortet. Nun ist das Bild aber gelöscht. Weiß das OTRS-Team, dass dieses Bild wiederhergestellt werden soll? LG --Animagus (talk) 05:42, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Yup, ist alles an die Ticketnr. gehaengt. Sollte nicht lange dauern. LG --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 05:48, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Vielen Danke für die Rückmeldung. Hast Du Nachtschicht eingelegt oder ist Hedwig aus Washington nicht tatsächlich in Washington :) LG --Animagus (talk) 12:54, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Washington State :) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:42, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Also Nachtschicht :D Liebe Grüße --Animagus (talk) 08:36, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, wenn ich Deinen Baustein entferne und nochmal nachhake. Wie sehe ich denn, ob die Datei wieder hergestellt ist? Wenn ich File:Sammy Amara aufrufe, müsste es eigentlich zu finden sein, wenn es wieder hergestellt wäre. Ich danke Dir im Voraus für Deine Rückmeldung. Gruß --Animagus (talk) 05:49, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
Sehen kannst Du das an der Farbe. Solange der Dateiname rot ist, ist die Datei noch geloescht. Blau zeigt an, dass die Datei existiert. Und: Kein Problem mit dem Bausten, dafuer ist der ja da. :) Sollte innerhalb der naechsten Tage eigentlich passieren. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 05:52, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
Danke, das dachte ich mir, als ich die Datei eben verlinkte, dass ich es daran sehen könnte. Für mein Empfinden hätte es eigentlich schon wieder hergestellt sein müssen, deshalb hatte ich bei Dir mal nachgefragt. Gruß --Animagus (talk) 06:32, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
Mit der Ticketnummer und/oder dem Dateinamen einfach mal beim OTRS Team fragen: Com:OTRS/Noticeboard --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:58, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
Guten Morgen Hedwig, ich habe beim OTRS-Team nachgefragt, ohne jedoch eine Reaktion zu erhalten?! Liebe Grüße --Animagus (talk) 08:37, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
OTRS hat immer etwas Rueckstau. Wenn in den naechsten Tagen nix passiert, einfach nochmal nachhaken. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 21:49, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
Hallo Hedwig, die Datei ist wieder hergestellt. Ich danke Dir abschließend für Deine Unterstützung. Liebe Grüße --Animagus (talk) 11:27, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
Wurde ja auch Zeit... Face-smile.svg --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:17, 29 August 2013 (UTC)
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Logo deleted

Prezados, sou assessor de imprensa do evento Bitetti Combat, e solicito a autorização para o uso do nosso material gráfico. Todas as imagens postadas são de propriedade cultural do nosso evento, portanto não vejo problemas na utilização. Aguardo retorno.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Vitor Henrique Reis (talk • contribs) 16:54, 14 August 2013 (UTC) (UTC)

Infelizmente, eu não posso falar português. Eu tento com o Google Tradutor. A fim de permitir fotos no site commons, precisamos de permissão do detentor dos direitos autorais. Por favor, consulte Com:Project scope/pt-br, Com:OTRS/pt e Com:Licensing/pt-br. Obrigado pela sua paciência. Eu sei, às vezes não é fácil de entender todas as regras sobre direitos autorais e licenciamento. Atenciosamente, --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 19:23, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
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Can you delete the duplicate File:Henry Opukahaia - Imiola Church portrait.jpg and keep File:Henry Opukahaia, Imiola Church portrait.jpg?--KAVEBEAR (talk) 20:09, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

✓ Done You can always use the duplicate template as well. :) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:49, 15 August 2013 (UTC)
Can you help me delete File:Liliuokalani lying in state (color).jpg and File:Liliuokalani lying in state5.jpg as duplicates? The problem is that I run into admins who rather delete the ones I didn't mark and keep the ones I mark. These files are artificially of a larger MB file size caused by saving image to mobile device.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 00:07, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done Good idea to put the delete this one info into the description. I'd put it on the very top plus two or three empty lines so it stands out. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:17, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much for understanding. BTW can you override another admin's decision. User:Billinghurst delete File:Liliuokalani lying in state in Iolani Palace (Hodges).jpg (same quality but smaller file size), which I marked as a duplicate and kept File:Liliuokalani lying in state6.jpg (same quality but larger MB file size). The different size is not reflective of quality and only came about because I save image to a mobile device and then uploaded it rather than a computer and then uploading it. All other images from the book were uploaded from my computer except these three (two which are now deleted). I know I can upload over but I rather prefer that File:Liliuokalani lying in state in Iolani Palace (Hodges).jpg was restored and File:Liliuokalani lying in state6.jpg deleted. If you can't override his decision can you tell me where I can appeal my case because I don't plan on letting this one go. Thanks again.--KAVEBEAR (talk) 00:51, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
NP. You can always appeal here: Com:Undeletion requests. BUT, I'd talk to Billinghurst first, he won't bite! :-) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:59, 16 August 2013 (UTC)
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Speedy deletions

Hi Hedwig in Washington, please take a look at Commons:Village_pump#I_cant_get_details_of_why_my_image_was_deleted._Except_that_it_says_copy_right_violation_.5Bwhat_violation_.3F.5D. You seem to be one of the admins who deleted some of these images. Multichill (talk) 08:27, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

✓OK --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 12:06, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
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File:Sarathkumar and Ajithkumar hunger strike for Srilankan tamils.jpg

Hii! I have send permission mail to Commons but no response, Can you please check the status. Thank you.Perumalism Chat 13:26, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

I'm very much sure that the site is not the actual copyright holder of these pictures. Investigation needed :)Vensatry (Ping me) 15:07, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
That's what OTRS is doing. To contact, click here. I'm not on the OTRS-Team, so I can't check anything.--Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:40, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
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File:Dog Clothes from Whirly Dog Supplies.JPG

Hello. I ploughed ahead and listed this image over at Commons:Undeletion requests/Current requests, and then realized I really ought to have left you a note first. Apologies - I don't participate at COM:UD very often. So here is your belated heads up. regards, --Skeezix1000 (talk) 17:30, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg No problem at all. BUT: Now you have to take the dog outside every morning and put the pyjamas back on at nite. :P --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:43, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
Oy! I'm sorry I brought this one up. :) --Skeezix1000 (talk) 13:34, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
There is your problem! Face-smile.svg --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 16:37, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
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Hiding IP from history

Hello, Hedwig! I see that you have hidden an IP and summary here. However, I don't see any reason to hide them as they do not have any content related with the reason provided on hiding log.
It is important to leave open the more information we can, so, for instance, one can have access to the IP and look for vandalism patterns from that IP range or see IP contributions for continued vandalism. Only the content need to be hidden, if any. Unless you have a reason I couldn't identify, I can't see why keeping it hidden from public. Thanks for your attention.—Teles «Talk to me˱M @ C S˲» 00:49, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

You're absolutely correct! I changed it so the IP and the summary stay visible. Thanks for letting me know! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 03:58, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
Awesome!—Teles «Talk to me˱M @ C S˲» 21:14, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
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Category:Basketball players from Catalonia

Hello Hedwig, unfortunately that's not only a matter of categorization, I know by experience that Catalans are very nationalists and don't see themselves as Spaniards. The only problem is, that their passport is of Spain, the jersey they wear when they play for their country is of Spain (and the money they earn as professional sportsmen are from Spain :-) ). Of course I don't care about that, my goal is to keep the categories the more sorted and ordered as possible. If you or anyone else wants to unprotect is fine for me, but that means that those categories must be kept under control. Anyway I replied in the page where the Catalan wikicommoner posted his complain, though his issue was posted in the wrong place. Greetings from Rome :-) -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 08:02, 22 August 2013 (UTC) :Hi! I know about the problematic relationship between Catalans and Spaniards. I still think he has a valid point in comparing the situation with Texas. Well, at least somewhat valid. For me its a region I consider outside normal boundries, like Tuscany or Black Forest. It's kind of a state like Texas or Bavaria. If you don't mind I unprotect the category as a subcat of Spain and protect it again. Would that work for you? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 16:36, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Hold your horses, you guys are already 10kb ahead in the discussion! I'll wait and see. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 17:01, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
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Again deletion

Hi Hedwig in Washington,

I am observing that you have deleted the below images also.

File:Prajakta Ranade.jpg
File:Hrishikesh Ranade.jpg
File:10 years momento for Sare Jahan Se Accha.jpg
File:10 years of Sare Jahan Se Accha.jpg
File:Bhalchandra Panchwadkar.jpg

These are my photo and I am the copy right holder of that. This was also been updated in the photo details. Could you pls. confirm why those are been deleted?... Coolgama (talk) 09:28, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

I didn't delete these files, administrator Fastily did. His reason was, as you can see in the log, that there was no source since 11. Aug. 2013. The files got tagged with a no source template and if there is no verifable source added within 7 days the files can be deleted. Here is the complete statement from the deletion log: No source since 11 August 2013: you may re-upload, but please cite a verifiable source/reference)
If you can provide a valid source, you can re-upload without any problems. Just add all the data right away. Don't forget categories!
Hope it helps, best regards --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 16:43, 22 August 2013 (UTC)
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Commons:Deletion requests/File:Etanmolekyl.png

Hallo Hedwig in Washington. Du scheinst da etwas vergessen zu haben… --Leyo 08:46, 26 August 2013 (UTC)

Oops.... --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 19:59, 26 August 2013 (UTC)
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Accidentally placed warnings in wrong user namespace - is copypasting them to user talk okay?

Hi! Since you dealt with the actual deletions of the images, I'd think it'd be best to ask you. Recently, I had labeled 5 images (which you've swifty deleted) by User:Thundersoccer as non-free content/copyright violations, however, I had created his user page, and placed the copyvio warnings on his user page - rather than his talk space. I've simply cut and pasted the warnings from user to user talk now (and thus blanking the user page), and noted the accident in the edit summaries. Is this okay, or is there something else that should be done? Thanks! (My contribs link so you can see everything that occured in one spot). || Tako (bother me) || 03:00, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Everything looks fine to me. You didn't vandalize anything, just a simple accident, no worries. Thanks for keeping an eye open for stuff like that! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 08:29, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
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A barnstar for you!

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Thank you for engaging. You have incorrectly deleted my images/work, to which I have ful copywright on the grounds of saying from an administrator in Sweden, who has not given any guoity reason for this other than her/his supsicion.

I would so much appreciate if you could instruct me on how I can help you correct your error?

Sincerely /Jeanette Lennartsdotter/Jeanette68 Jeanette68 (talk) 11:36, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Hello! You need to prove that you are who you are Face-smile.svg, meaning we don't know who's behind a username and if the upload is legit or not. In your case there have been several uploads that have been published on the internet before. As I said in the undeletion request, you need to contact our OTRS-Team. If everything checks out, your files will be restored. You might want to read about license, if you haven't done already. Here are some helpful links:
  • Com:Scope for project scope (the artwork vcertainly is in scope, really beautyful, by the way)
  • Com:L for licensing
  • Com:OTRS for our OTRS-Team
Hope it helps, --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:48, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
By the way: It was your error, not mine. Insulting anyone won't speed up the process, nor will you gain anything from it. I consider your remarks as translation errors. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:58, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
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Hi Hedwig, I am brand new to Wiki so any violations on my part are not intentional. I do understand the free content nature of Wiki. The only thing I need to put some restriction on for sure is our company logo. I am the content writer and another person is actually coding it in. We haven't submitted to Wiki yet because I wanted to ask someone in the Tea House why I was getting that "immediate deletion" notice. Now I know. :) Can you tell me how to get this approved? Also, what do I need to do and where do I need to do it? Haute Face is the name of a corporation. The name itself is a registered trademark of the corporation by the founder/owner Cassandra Mills. Thank you so much for helping a newbie! Kimberly — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cmhauteps11 (talk • contribs)

Hi! There are several things to consider. First, and most important of all, the uploader has to prove that he/she has permission to upload copyrighted media and release it into public domain or use any of the permitted licenses. Second, the uploader has to prove that the uploads are useful and/or of some kind of eductational value. In general, as soon as a file is used on any Wikipedia, it is what we call within project scope. To make sure your uploads are safe and sound, I'd suggest you use an official email account of your company and contact our OTRS-Team. They'll verify the ownership of the files and restore the files. That usually takes between a few days and up to a week, depending on the work load. Here are the links to get the ball rolling:
Hope it helps! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:34, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
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Deleted pictures about Chernihiv, Ukraine

Hello. 26.08.2013 you deleted some of my files (pictures) from Wikimedia Commons. The reason which you gave me: copyright infringement. But I don't understand why I am accused in copyright infringement. Who has filed a complaint against my files? And can I differentiate amongst the text of the complaint? This is a misunderstanding. Please, help me. Thank you. List my files:

• File:Черниговский технологический университет.jpg
• File:Украинско-российський университет Чернигов.jpg
• File:Украинско-Российский институт.jpg
• File:Chernigiv city.jpg
• File:Болдина гора. Чернигов.jpg
• File:Черниговский светомузыкальный фонтан.jpg

--Bilow s (talk) 22:49, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi! One example: File:Черниговский светомузыкальный фонтан.jpg was tagged by a patroller as follows: ''{{copyvio|1=copyvio (cropped: watermark removed) via (2011)}}'' Similar tags for the other images, as far a I recall.
You can't just take a foto, crop it, and call it own work. That is a copyright violation. You may only upload media on Commons when you own the copyright or it was released under a free license by the original author. Grabbing something from the internet and uploading it here doesn't give you the ownership. Hope it helps, --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:41, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
          Thanks for help. I really crop this picture, but administrators of site violated copyright, too.       
          But this is long history. World is big. Thank you again.  --Bilow s (talk) 02:17, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
Sure, happy to help. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:22, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
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A barnstar for you!

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It's great to see all the work you've been doing. You're the most active new admin Face-wink.svg Now if I could just find a few more Hedwigs... INeverCry 17:20, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:03, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

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Your assistance please

You deleted File:Aerial view of Moscow City at dusk.jpg as a copyright violation. Can you provide the source URL from the {{information}} template? Could you confirm I uploaded this image?

Can you point me to where the discussion of whether this was a copyright violation was discussed? Geo Swan (talk) 02:23, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

No, you didn't upload the image. Daniil Abramov did. My bad, sorry. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:24, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
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Notification of block and block rationale not left on talk page – I agree with Fæ. Can you please notify "Daniel the duke" of the block and of the rationale behind the block. I'm concerned that "Daniel the duke" doesn't know that he can discuss or contest the block with sysops. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 00:48, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Actually, it's too late, so I did it myself. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 01:18, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
Seems I forgot to do so. Thanks a bunch! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 04:49, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
You're welcome. Fæ spotted the issue, so maybe you should thank him as well. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 11:55, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 17:00, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
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Penninghame - you deleted it as useless - PUT IT BACK - THIS WAS A BLATANT ACT OF VANDALISM

You deleted Penninghame Civil Parish in Wigtownshire with all it's photos. PUT IT BACK AS THIS IS A BLATANT ACT OF VANDALISM Scotire (talk) 07:32, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

I don't think throwing accusations of vandalism around is going to help. I saw that the categories of Scottish civil parishes had been hardly used (it was a lot less well-developed than its English counterpart) and thus Commons would be better off without them, as an unnecessary layer of categorisation. I think that if we are to use them, (1) they should be properly integrated into the category structure (although issues may arise with their boundaries) and (2) they should be applied uniformly to all Scottish council areas/counties. I note that according to Civil parishes in Scotland, "they have had no administrative role since 1930", and thus are only useful, in my view, for disambiguating between places of the same name in the same county, of which examples are sparse. Rodhullandemu (talk) 15:59, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
First of all: DON'T YELL ON MY TALK PAGE!! Second: You do not demand anything from me is this manner. If you think I made a mistake, ask. I'll ignore all yelling on my talk page. Do your homework and ask an adult how to behave. Then come back and ask me in an appropriate tone. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 17:12, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
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Patrick Doyle

Two images that I uploaded to Commons were just deleted based on "possible copyright violation". I provided a link to the Flickr source HERE which clearly indicates the Creative Commons license to freely share or remix. Why were these files deleted? Bede735 (talk) 11:20, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

The user who tagged the files (ESkog) responded to my query and clarified why the files were deleted. I went back and checked the files I recently uploaded from Flickr for non-commercial use restrictions. These 3 files list such a restriction: File:Blessed Ludovica Albertoni by Bernini.jpg, File:Fontana delle Api by Bernini.jpg, and File:David by Bernini.jpg. Please review these files and delete them if they also violate the non-commercial use restriction. I will take care of the dead links on the article pages. Sorry for the extra work. Bede735 (talk) 15:49, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, the other three files are non-commercial as well. I'll post some info on your talk page! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 16:56, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for your help. I went back through my files one more time and found two more, based on the guidance you provided: File:Santa Maria del Popolo by Bernini.jpg (which I missed the first time) and File:Saint Sebastian by Bernini.jpg (which has a No Derivative Works symbol). Please delete these as well. Bede735 (talk) 19:28, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done Let me know if you need anymore help. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 20:30, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
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Why exactly did this file had to be changed? MacedonianMk (talk) 10:33 PM,31 August, 2013 Please revert the previous map back. First of all I am from the Greek province of Macedonia. The country to the north of Greece is the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.). Please respect my request on this matter user: Hedwig in Washington — Preceding unsigned comment added by MacedonianMk (talk • contribs)

 Not done . I go with the CIA World Factbook. [7] Since the name FYROM/Macedonia/etc. is not sorted out yet, I believe the CIA to be correct. And please sign your posts. Thanks! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 20:37, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

Well if you do look at their website they did not recognise the country as "Macedonia" but F.Y.R.O.M. after the fall of Yugoslavia until President George W. Bush change it(politically recognised it) in 2004/2005. If you look at this article you will understand my point of view [8] and this cia website from 2000 [9] and this map from 1929 from this site [10] — Preceding unsigned comment added by MacedonianMk (talk • contribs)

Please sign your posts! Just enter --~~~~ at the end. It is not rocket-surgery. Back to the point: I don't care about the map from 2000 or what Mr. Bush did in 2004/2005. As I said: I believe the current map (2013) (which is now on Commons) is the map I believe to be correct. If you disagree, talk to the CIA and tell them that they made a mistake. I only care about the map. I don't care about your political opinion, nor the political opinions of your sockpuppets or the politcal opinion of User:MacedonianBoy. Your edit war is binding a lot of man power already. We are here to make Commons better, not to take sides in an edit war between political factions. In the end everybody loses. I hope that makes it clearer to understand. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 21:33, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
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RfR, re

No, no problem. I'll submit another request soon. You're quite right and that's one of the reason I withdrew. Better times.... Best--Никола Стоіаноски 22:53, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

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Reason of non-free pictures

You know why i was upload non-free pics? Bcoz.. I really don't know how to upload non-free pictures... Actually i'm trying to upload non-free pictures with source, author, description, permissions and license... like "PD-self" "cc-by-sa-3.0" "self|Cc-zero" and many other license, but your wikipedia all time says only one thing... "YOUR PICTURE IS COPYRIGHT VIOLATION" and may be deleted.

that's a reason of non-free pics uploaded... So i req u plz.. give me a last chance and unblock me... "If i do again upload non-free pics, then u block me permanently". but this time plz... Unblock me with last warning.

Chanderforyou (talk)

No, I won't unblock you. You had plenty of warnings. But I'll change the block from 1 year to 1 week if you promise(!) to read Com:License and tell me why your uploads have been deleted. Until then the block remains as is. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 21:20, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Okay... I tell you why wiki deleted my pics, Actually when i was uploading non-free pics, then i was tagged wrong source and Author of the pic. (e.g: this url i was tagged on pic, but after upload, Wiki said which source you added that is fake or wrong, original source is and now your file may be deleted and said You uploaded too many non-free pics So i block you for one week. Wiki also said that which license you are tagged on pics that is wrong.

That time i was uploaded 6 or 7 pics, and all pics i was downloaded from, After i'm seeing this site's some pics copy from various sites.

And second time I was tagged various license on pics for trying to upload non-free pictures. And after deleted my pics, you block me for one year.

So that was the reason for blocked.

I hope you understand me.

Chanderforyou (talk)

What makes you think you can upload images that belong to the Times of India or Those images are not free. Or are they? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:40, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
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Not eligible?

Can you please explain why it's not eligible for speedy deletion? There's no source. File:Chemical weapons Halabja Iraq March 1988.jpg USchick (talk) 00:28, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Source is hidden in the description: This photo is copied from It has released under GFDL license. "باز نشر کلیه مطالب این سایت شامل مقالات، اخبار، صوت و تصویر و ... به طور کامل و یا چکیده آن با ذکر منبع بلامانع است. «کلیهٔ مطالب تحت مجوز مستندات آزاد گنو (GFDL) منتشر می‌شوند»: translation from Farsi: "A complete or partial republication of all material of this website including articles, news, voice, images ... is allowed provided that this website is cited as a reference. All the material are released under the GFDL license."
Commons can be tricky! Face-smile.svg --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:31, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
This is a dead link USchick (talk) 00:40, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
Never mind, it works from here. USchick (talk) 00:42, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
I noticed the dead link. I already asked an Arabic speaking admin to have a look. Thanks for being vigilant! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:48, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
That file was part of another discussion about this photo File:Ghouta massacre1.JPG which is a screen grab from an unidentified You Tube video. I nominated it for speedy deletion as a derivative source of non-free content. The original uploader listed it as regular delete, not speedy, claiming there's no evidence. Would you be willing to take a look at it please? Thanks. USchick (talk) 01:14, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
I left my 2 cents on the DR page. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 03:08, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
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Löschanträge gegen Bilder von GCarus

Hallo Hedwig,
ich versuche gerade nachzuvollziehen, welchen Sinn und Grund deine Löschanträge gegen die Bilder von GCarus haben? Gero wurde als Neu-User vom de:Wikipedia:Festivalsommer für das splash!-Festival (einem der größten HipHop-Festivals in Deutschland) akkreditiert, wo er in unserem Auftrag u.a. diese Bilder gemacht hat - er hat gerade damit begonnen, seine Ergebnisse hochzuladen - ein solcher Massenlöschantrag ist demotivierend.

Muso selbst mag kein Snoop Dogg sein, er ist allerdings zumindest ein teilnehmender Künstler auf einem relevanten Festival mit mindestens einem kommerziell verfügbaren Album - mir ist nicht bekannt, dass die Relevanzkriterien für commons gegenüber Musikern verschärft wurden, zumal in commons ja ansonsten jeder Pups behalten wird. Ich möchte dich entsprechend bitten, diese Löschanträge zurückzuziehen. -- Achim Raschka (talk) 13:20, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Naja, Snoopy waere mir lieber als dog. :-) Leider sind all die Infos erst nach meinem LA eingbaut worden. Sah halt wie Band spam aus. DU weisst ja selbst, hier wird jeder Mist hochgeladen. Da passieren mal solche Missverstaendnisse. Den LA habe ich selbstmurmelnd zurueckgezogen. Ich schreibe an den Uploader fix 'ne email. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 21:17, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
Email an Uploader und Achim Raschka 9/4/13 --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:00, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
Was soll denn genau "Bandspam" sein? Das verstehe ich immer noch nicht. --Atamari (talk) 08:19, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
Was verstehst Du an der Kombination von Spam und Band nicht? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:57, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
Unabhängig von der divergierenden Grundmeinung (imho können Musikerdarstellungen nicht "not notable" sein, selbst vollkommen unbekannte Straßenmusiker sind imho im Fokus) bei commons sein: Ich habe soeben mit Gero geredet und er hat die Mail bekommen, verstanden und die Entschuldigung akzeptiert. Sobald er Zeit hat macht er weiter (muss sich erst einfinden). Gruß -- Achim Raschka (talk) 11:34, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
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SD tags

I left a note at the person's talk page, asking him or her to check with an admin if not sure about a vio or to nom for DR where others can discuss the file(s). Maybe he/she will slow down a little now. We hope (talk) 21:36, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

I already read your note earlier. Good idea! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 21:48, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
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Hello, I did not upload this file, but I am puzzled as to why you deleted File:Damiensargue.jpg? You claim copyright belongs to some polish blog which is certainly not the case (how would a French singer's photograph end up belonging to a Polish fan blog????) and I don't know what license the picture had on it, but you really can't challenge it on that basis. Happy Evil Dude (talk) 06:47, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

True. Basis is Com:NETCOPYRIGHT. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:00, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
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File:1889 Bridegrooms.png

Why did you delete this file? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:35, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Uff, that's from July. Err, according to the log missing essential information. Let me restore the file and see what is going on there. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 01:56, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
There's no author or source. I think [11] this would do as source. Is that OK with you? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:07, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
Yes, that would do. Regardless, the file was never tagged as missing a source, so it should not have been deleted. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:17, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
I noticed that. Sorry, was one of my early deletions. Thanks for pointing that out. Much obliged! I'll add the source and find a few categories. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:19, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
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Assistance please

[12] i transferred this file to commons, it has two license and the file was nominated for deletion in commons. Perumalism Chat 20:27, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Deletion tag removed by DMacks . IT's a good thing that the CC-License can't be revoked. Clear keeper. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:19, 7 September 2013 (UTC)
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Mukhtar Isah Bala

I am absolutely not familiar with what is or what is not a copy right violation in here. I uploaded pictures of myself and you are calling it a copyright violation. Please what can I do. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mukhtar Isah Bala (talk • contribs)

Some of the files (as far as I remember) could be found on the internet. The files of yourself for the are self promotion and not useful on Commons. This here is different from Facebook or Myspace, we collect media that can be actually used in an educational setting. Please read Com:Scope for more information. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:48, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
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File:Relief Map of Siberian Federal District.jpg

Why exactly this file had to be removed? Hellerick (talk) 11:30, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

From the log: (Copyright violation, see Commons:Licensing: not own work)
You probably didn't add the correct source and claimed own work. Hope it helps. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 17:17, 31 August 2013 (UTC)
No, it does not help. The map was made by me. The geo data ultimately come from some free source, most likely is was NaturalEarth, but I'm not sure, because my data collection is long since forked from their original sources and is heavily modified by me. Hellerick (talk) 02:36, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
There's the problem. You need to add a proper source for a map. Nobody will ever believe you made the map from scratch. Open source data is perfect. How about I restore the file and you find out the source you used? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 06:27, 1 September 2013 (UTC)
Yes, please do. Hellerick (talk) 06:24, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 21:00, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
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Palais du Louvre and no FOP in France


I've forgotten a photo on my deletion request : File:Palais_du_Louvre,_2012,_by_night_(10).JPG. Can you delete it, too ? (same request : No FOP in France : the pyramid is under copyright).

Thanks, Trizek from FR 16:04, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 21:16, 3 September 2013 (UTC)
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Hairless or shaved?

Why did you do this: when the talk page has no clear opinion for it? Boot Blues (talk) 05:01, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

From my humble point of view the reason to move the category is sound. What did I miss? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 21:03, 4 September 2013 (UTC)
The talk page, where some people say it should be moved in the other direction: Category talk:Hairless genitalia (female) Boot Blues (talk) 17:18, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
You know what, I think I moved the wrong way. Should be the other way around. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:37, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
Exactly. :-) So is it possible to do that move? Boot Blues (talk) 21:56, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:54, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
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Zwei meiner Bilder müssten gelöscht werden. Es handelt sich um folgende Bilder: Pfarrgasse 1, Backhaus, Nordheim am Main.JPG und Pfarrgasse 1, Nordheim.JPG .

Vielen Dank im Voraus. -- Monandowitsch (talk) 10:02, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

 Not done KfZ-Kennzeichen entfernt. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:35, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
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File:16years penis erection 2013-09-14 10-35.jpg

Might be a child pornography Perumalism Chat 06:47, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Sorry, haven't been online much lately. Already done. Thanks for the info! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 21:51, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
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File:Entrance to Blackwall Tunnel (Montagu, Cars and Motor-Cycles, 1928).jpg

This file was recently deleted as a copyright violation. Can you give more specific information as to what the circumstances were - I understand what the policy is, but I can't look at the original licence statement to give an informed opinion as how it might apply in this instance. I'm particularly interested as this file was reviewed on w:Talk:Blackwall Tunnel/GA1 and no issues were found. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 14:42, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

They were deleted on request of a troll at Wikipediocracy. If you use the magic word "copyvio", you can get anything speedy-deleted on request, no questions asked. See Commons_talk:URAA-restored_copyrights#Handy_route_for_trolling. In-use, NFCC or even transwikiing are not a consideration. Andy Dingley (talk) 19:03, 8 September 2013 (UTC)
The photo is not PD but intellectual property of the author because it was not taken before 1923 which could make it PD. That's the the whole secret. On Wikpedia it is considered Fair use. Commons can't host fair use licensed media, please see Fair use for more info. If you can find a source that proofs that the photo has been taken before 1923, drop me a line and I restore the file in a heartbeat.
Andy, please no trolling accusations on my talk page. Thanks! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:42, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
No, I understand that, I just assumed that since the file was already on Commons when I found it, that the copyright had already been checked and cleared. In any instance, the problem I had is that we had a Good Article on Wikipedia that suddenly had a degraded experience for the reader by having a caption box with a redlink. Since the change wasn't on WP, it didn't appear on my watchlist, and there were no edits since the picture was deleted, I only noticed it when I happened to look up something on the article in question a few days ago. The best solution to all this is to dig out a pre-1923 image, which would be superficially the same as the 1928 one (but substantially different to today). I dare say there's one sitting in a newspaper archive somewhere. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 09:09, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
  • 1923 has nothing to do with it. This is a UK image. Andy Dingley (talk) 10:14, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
  • Okay, I've found another image that will serve the article just as well on this page which is a scan of a photograph claimed to be taken in 1899, but with no other information at all. Is that PD, or do we need more reliable evidence that it is? (I previously uploaded an 1895 photo but it was clearly associated with a local council archive) Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 15:22, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
Sorry mate, I closed the wrong section. I think the URL should suffice. The author is not mentioned but I think that can be expected for a photograph that is over a hundred years old. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 21:09, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
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Special Tee Shot


Care to explain what's wrong with this file rather than up and deleting it? I spend the better part of half an hour uploading this to source something on a page and try to go through some opaque requests that I delete something as part of an argument that the photo is legitimate for upload. Meanwhile you spend two seconds deleting it and go on about your day.

If you take a look at what you've deleted you may see that this photo was a valuable addition to Wikipedia. To be quite frank your attitude has shown me how pointless it is to contribute to Wikipedia either through my time or monetarily and I hope you understand the brusque attitude you have shown would doubtless convince anyone of the same. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Justinholmes (talk • contribs)

First of all: Please sign your posts. Thanks! You uploaded an unfree image. Please refer to Com:L for licensing information. My attitude is perfectly within project scope. It saddens me that you feel that way, but even on Wikipedias / Commons are some rules to be followed. If you need to upload fair use images, you may to do so on some local projects. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 05:54, 25 September 2013 (UTC)
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La cremà to Crema (falles)

Why did you move Category:La cremà to Category:crema (falles) unilaterally? It is under discussion and affects other categories too, like category:Fideuà or category:Plantà. Please undo the changes. Lobo (howl?) 10:30, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

That's what the discussion page was all about. Did I miss something in my lousy translation? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 12:02, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
Well, the proposer claimed at first that the term 'cremà' is mispelled, and added that 'crema' has been used lately instead of 'cremà', but he didn't bring any sources supporting that. On the other hand, the term 'cremà' has long been well stablished, as far as I know it is still more widespread (in fact, I had never seen the concept as 'crema' until now), and it is formally accepted. Later, he added "I've found evidences of the use of both terms (or variations of a same term) but not a single source that can state that a term is prefered to other one. The fusion between both categories should be done, but I don't recomend any term to be better to other one, I let that decision to the rest of users, if they have other opinions." , and we were expecting some other contributions. Lobo (howl?) 14:33, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
So, what do we (I) do? Just revert the schmutz and leave it as 2 categories with the same content? Or do you have a preference on how it should be named/done? I am happy to do that, don't get me wrong. I love categories that actually make sense. Face-smile.svg --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 19:16, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
I do have a preference: cremà, because that's certainly the established name, but I'd prefer to seek other opinions and not to impose my preference. Lobo (howl?) 21:06, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
I opened a discussion about both categories. I'll fix it at the end, if that's OK with you? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:19, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
Of course it is, thank you. Lobo (howl?) 21:10, 18 August 2013 (UTC)
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Usuniecie zdjęć

Witam napisz mi proszę jaka licencja powinienem użyć do tych zdjęć. zdjęcia pochodzą ze strony i mozna z nich korzystać jeśli podaje sie autora tych zdjęć w podpisie, taka informacje uzyskałem od administratorów tej strony. Trzy czarno-białe fotografie nie mają źródła ???? to sa zdjęcia historyczne z których każdy moze korzystać są one dostępne na stronach wszystkie dodane prze zemnie zdjęcia pochodzą z tej strony. co mam poprawić aby zdjęcia zostały przywrócone ?? pozdrawiam --ArturZłoczew (talk) 08:06, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

czy ta licencja jest dobra: Creative Commons CC0 Waiver (release all rights, like public domain: legal code)--ArturZłoczew (talk) 08:39, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Witaj z powrotem! nie może być używany jak jest, ponieważ strona nie określa żadnych licencji, zezwolenia na korzystanie z obrazów lub pierwszy dzień publikacji. Czy jest co najmniej w przybliżeniu rok dla obrazów czarno-biały?
Jeśli po raz pierwszy opublikowany (nie brane) przed 1954 można użyć {{PD-Polish}} Może chcesz przeczytać Template: PD-Polish.
CC-0 nie może być używany, jeśli nie jesteś właścicielem praw autorskich i autor nie opublikował zdjęcie CC-0 licencji. Zawsze trzeba zachować licencję autorowi używane. Jeśli autor nie użył żadnej licencji, zdjęcie może być nadal własnością autora.
W zależności od roku, zdjęcie zostało zrobione und roku autor zmarł, istnieje kilka Publiczna licencje domen, które mogą być użyte. Proszę przeczytać User:Piotrus/PolishCopyright dla niektórych więcej informacji.
Polskie Prawo autorskie ma jakieś dodatkowe zasady, plus teraz przepisów unijnych i URAA (patrz Com: URAA) zrobić to trochę skomplikowane.
Potrzebny jest bezpośredni link do informacji o prawach autorskich na lub każdego zdjęcia, które chcesz użyć. W przeciwnym razie każdy mógł powiedzieć coś mówili do kogoś i jego przycisk OK. Musimy mieć dowód, aby móc gościć zdjęć na Commons. To nie znaczy, trzeba mieć list z pieczęcią z prawnikiem za każdym razem :). Dowód ponad wszelką wątpliwość, jest to, czego potrzebujemy, żeby utrzymać dodane bezpieczne.
Mam nadzieję, że mogę być pomocnym. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:35, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

to jest strona na których administrator zezwala nakorzystanie ze zdjec z portalu jesli napiszemy kto jest autorem tych zdjec i ze sa one z portalu . To jaką licencje mam do tych zdjęć wybrać??? Zdjęcia czarno białe wykonane są w 1939 roku na jednym ze zdjec jest nawet data 1939 Złoczew, są one ogólno podstępne takie informacje uzyskałem od urzędu miejskiego w Złoczewie, autor tych zdjec jest nieznany, zdjęcia pochodzą prawdopodobnie z kronik. Jaka licencja bedzie odpowiednia dla nich ???--ArturZłoczew (talk) 09:41, 6 September 2013 (UTC) nie wydaje się, aby umożliwić pochodnych prac. Plus znaki wodne sprawiają, że zdjęcia mniej użyteczny. Musisz skontaktować się z polskim administratora mówiący o tym miejscu. Muszę polegać na programie tłumaczeń i ci popełniają błędy.
Na czarno-białych zdjęć: Nie pamiętam dokładnie, co pokazali. Myślę, że to tylko ulice z budynkami. To powinno być objęte wolności Panorama i PD-polskim. Czy moglibyście wysłać mi dokładny adres URL każdego obrazu? Będzie przywrócić pliki i dodać źródła i licencji.
Do dalszej dyskusji na maps4u Poprosiłem nasz Admin Jarekt o pomoc. Dziękujemy za cierpliwość! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 04:06, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

niestety nie moge skontaktować sie z użytkownikiem Jarekt gdyz mi nie odpisuje. co do zdjec czarnobiałych to wydaje mi sie ze odpowiednia licencja to {{PD-Polish}} --ArturZłoczew (talk) 10:10, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Też tak myślę. Czy możesz dać mi źródeł ponownie, proszę? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:09, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

zdjecia czarno białę sa z tej strony

czy jak dodam licencje do czarnobiałych zdjec {{PD-Polish}} i podam w źródle z jakiej strony jest to zdjecie np. podam link do strony i napisze co to za strona. To wystarczy ????--ArturZłoczew (talk) 19:05, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Nie wiem, myślę, że trzeba dodać nazwę autora i daty. Lepiej zapytać Jarekt o tym. Moje tłumaczenia są wystarczająco dobre, obawiam się. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 21:50, 23 September 2013 (UTC)
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Link to John Brockman too long to be useful

Can you give me the link/rationale for deleting the John Brockman photo? The Google link you gave is so long that it didn't fit in the comment. I got the photo from Brockman himself with his permission. But I want to see what you think is the copyvio from the link. Thanks. -- Fuzheado (talk) 15:04, 25 September 2013 (UTC) [13]

Brr... as far as I remember it was related to Com:NETCOPYRIGHT. That would explain the long URL. Sorry, I can't be more specific. There have been over 100 copyright violations yesterday deleted by me alone. Since you are saying you have the permission to upload the file, I suggest you sent an email to our OTRS Team. I am happy to restore the file, if you agree. Thanks for your info! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:57, 26 September 2013 (UTC)
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Problems with DRs as closed by you

I noticed you closed several DRs (some keep, some delete) per the slovene graffiti discussion, many of which not pertaining that matters — the talk pages of the kept items are now linking to an unrelated discussion (example), and the actual DR diwscussions seem to be unreacheable. -- Tuválkin 18:50, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Haven't touched the graffiti DR (yet) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 18:55, 26 September 2013 (UTC)
Yes, and that’s even stranger. Because the archived DR discussions and the edit summaries of the DR closings, as done by you, are linking to Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Graffiti in Ljubljana: Please see the example above and your own contribs from 18:16 to 18:27. -- Tuválkin 19:18, 26 September 2013 (UTC)
Hmmm..., that's strange. Must be a hickup of the javascript. I try to find all of the wrong links and repair them accordingly. Thank you for your info and sorry I have been so short, had to leave. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 01:29, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
I asked Rillke to have a look as well. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:10, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
I think I fixed it. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:35, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
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Hi Hedwig in Washington, user Vahram Mekhitaryan consictently adding categories with HotCat where it is not necessary. I removed that categories, but he reverts my edits, please warm him about it.--Δαβίδ (talk) 18:06, 25 September 2013 (UTC)

Well, as far as I can tell the editsthe user made seem OK, the symbols look similar to me. This said, I am not an expert on these symbols. Please tell me exactly why the categories are wrong. Thanks a bunch! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 04:39, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
Ok, category is calling "Armenian Eternity sign", that simbol is look like this. But he added there pics of ornaments, in which there is no that symbol, for example here or here--Δαβίδ (talk) 18:17, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
I asked the user for a statement here. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 20:39, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
I think Vahram Mekhitarian made a good point. Still, I am not an expert on this sign. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 20:19, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
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Dear Hedwig,

Please block this uploader. This image was uploaded after you warned him to stop uploading copyvios on his talkpage. I don't know about the flickr account. Best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 06:23, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

✓ Done Please use the noticeboard next time. :-) Com:AN/B Cheers! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 06:42, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Thank You. I saw your notice on this user's talkpage and it was today. So, I thought I should send a message to you. Best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 07:45, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
NP. :) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:30, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
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I don't know how to use the OTRS to send the permision of the photo.--Sebasweee (talk) 09:10, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Just click this link and it will take you to the page where everything is explained: Com:OTRS. Hope it helps! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 19:57, 27 September 2013 (UTC)
Thank you.--Sebasweee (talk) 13:08, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
Anytime. Let me know if you need anymore help. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 19:29, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
I have sent an email to the autor with links to COM:OTRS and COM:ET, and I said the email adress where he have to send his permission. Is all OK or not?--Sebasweee (talk) 14:19, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
Now we just have to wait for the author to respond and OTRS will finish up. :) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 21:37, 29 September 2013 (UTC)
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Public Display Issued by a Japanese City Not OK for Commons?

Hi, I understand you've removed File:Beware of Hawks (Enoshima).JPG due to copy right infringement. Could you advise me for future reference why it was deemed inappropriate without discussion? The display in the photo has been issued by the local city to warn pedestrians of a danger and it is a permanent fixture in an open public area. I'd appreciate your advice so I will understand the issue(s) clearly and don't repeat the same mistake. I'm not disputing your action. I am simply confused and would like to learn a lesson from this experience. Thank you. --Nandaro (talk) 01:22, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

No problem. You certainly have the right to ask. And to dispute, we are all only humans here. At least I like to believe that. Face-smile.svg The image was deleted because Japan doesn't have a freedom of panorama for artistic works. The sign was created by somebody else, by uploading this image violated the copyright of the creator of the sign. If you like to read a little more, check out Commons:FOP#Japan. Freedom of panorama is a trap many people fall into, so no worries. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:18, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
Thank you for your quick and courteous reply. I do understand what you're saying about artistic works in general, but I'm still a bit confused about the sign in question. Commons:FOP#Japan says that "Japanese copyright law allows the reproduction of artistic works located permanently in open places accessible to the public, such as streets and parks, or at places easily seen by the public, such as the outer walls of buildings, only for non-commercial purposes...." This sign is located permanently in an open place accessible to the public and at a place easily seen by the public and it is non-commercial, like any other government-issued sign. I also uploaded the image for a non-commercial purpose (Wikimedia Commons is non-commercial, right?). The issuer of the warning sign as noted at the bottom of the sign (神奈川県湘南地域県政総合センター/藤沢市), is a local government organization ( or for English readers). BTW, I need to correct my previous comment; it is the local prefecture (not city) that has placed the warning sign, and one of its jurisdictions is the local city (藤沢市). For your reference, [here] is an English translation (not by me) that was posted in 2009 about this particular sign. As you can see, the sign is meant as a warning to citizens and tourists and is not meant as an artistic work or for commercial use. It is a warning sign issued by a government, which happens to include a picture of a bird. If that is still not appropriate for Wiki use, I will not upload any similar images in the future. I just need to understand it clearly. Thank you for your patience and guidance. --Nandaro (talk) 19:53, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
Good thinking. Unfortunately incorrect. :-) Yes, Commons is non-commercial. BUT: We host images that can be freely used by anyone, even for commercial reproduction. That is where the problem is. We (Commons) can't restrict the use to only non-commercial. Therefore the image can't be hosted here. I know, it's a pain in the butt. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 20:01, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
OK, I rest my case. :) BTW, would a sign without a picture be OK? How about a map posted in a public area (one of those "You are here" directories)? --Nandaro (talk) 20:21, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
 :-)) Signs without graphics = text only are mostly ok. Maps are graphics = not OK. Case by case I guess.--Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 20:27, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
I understand. Thank you for your guidance. --Nandaro (talk) 20:47, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
My pleasure. Feel free to ask if you have anymore questions. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 21:05, 28 September 2013 (UTC)
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ANI thread

I have started a thread at ANI Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard#My_disappointment:_TOO_and_India Tito Dutta (Send me a message) 01:06, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

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Commons:Deletion requests/File:Aurora moored to the ice.jpg

Could you clarify this? You closed as "delete", but the file was kept (and the {{delete}} template is still there). --Stefan4 (talk) 12:47, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

See below. I forgot to delete the file. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:20, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
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Duplicates of different file formats?

Hi Hedwig. Thank you for helping out with some of the {{Duplicate}} taggings of mine the other day. I'd like to go through and systematically tag many of these older low-res images which are now duplicated by new high-res images from the COM:NARA mass upload. These were uploaded by users because NARA used to (and in many cases still does) only make low-res versions available in the catalog. I have a particular interest in replacing duplicates because some of the old ones are used in many articles and as long as they are not replaced and deleted, users will continue to use them because they may not realize better versions exist.

I'm having an issue with some other duplicates I tagged, because an admin with an apparently idiosyncratic view of the policy is removing them in any cases where the duplicate files are .gif (and the high-res version ins .jpg). Like you, none of the other admins who work in this area have made that objection to my tags so far. I wonder if you have any opinion on this, since even a strict reading of COM:DUPE does not seem to suggest that two identical bitmap files of different format cannot be "duplicates"; the relevant line would be "A bitmap (PNG, JPEG or GIF) file superseded by a vector graphic is not considered to be exact enough a duplicate," but that's not the case here. I'd like to have this figured out so I don't end up wasting a lot of time tracking these down just to be reverted again. I'm hoping you might weigh in, since Billinghurst and I already discussed this on IRC, but didn't reach any agreement. Dominic (talk) 14:15, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Well, the admin is a seasoned user. I went through the dups you tagged and I must say, some are lower quality and greater size than what we have right now. I wouldn't delete any of them so far. Not true, I found a few I processed as duplicates. How come the quality is so different? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 06:22, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
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O Vesuvius - denial of copyviol

Hello, you rolled back a copyvio request stating "it's not a copyright violation", related to the image "O Vesuvius.jpg", signed Cosimo di Giacomo. Here you are the link stating that Cosimo di Giacomo is a professional photographer, thus the image is covered by the international laws on authoring. Regards.--L736E (talk) 15:34, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

No, no. I did not rollback. I removed the Speedy template and added no permission. It might be that the uploader actually IS the author. So he has a chance to clarify ownership until tomorrow, Okt. 1. 2013. It will be deleted after the time is up. Thanks for the link, but since there are no images I don't know what the website can proof. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:26, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
Forgot to mention: The other uploads will be handled the in same way. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:27, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
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Could you please rectify your closure of Commons:Deletion requests/File:Aurora moored to the ice.jpg as delete while you didn't delete the page? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 21:39, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Oops, I forgot to delete the file. Thanks for your reminder! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:18, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
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Move gone awry?

Hi there - the move of File:KK CLT 2012.jpg to File:Kasey Kahne at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2012 (cropped).jpg seems to have gone awry somehow; there's a "blank" image field (the size of the original image) at the former, and the latter is said not to exist. - The Bushranger (talk) 08:07, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

No worries - I tried purging the page and it loaded. Weird, that's the first time I've ever had to do that following a move. Thanks! - The Bushranger (talk) 08:09, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
I fell for that too recently after uploading a new version the old one showed up for a long time. Sometimes the server takes a smoke break, I guess. :) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:33, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
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Mumtaz (Actress)

The reasons for deleting the image of Mumtaz, once again, are unclear. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs)

The reason, as stated by me, is perfectly clear: Unclear ownership. The file got deleted 5 times now, do you still think the problem is on Commons side? Use the OTRS-Team, scan the image, make a photograph of the image as well (to proof it actually is one). Send all this to OTRS and wait a little bit. They will decide if this is good enough. If not, you'll be contacted by OTRS. Until then, there's no chance that this file will be kept on Commons. OK? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 04:16, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Please let me know the email id to which I have to send, or the link on which I have to upload, the scan and the photo. Thanks for help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Juhi47 (talk • contribs)

My bad, I didn't give you the link. Please see OTRS for complete instructions. Good luck. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 04:53, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for the help. I have sent both the files, as advised. Juhi47 (talk) 12:21, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

You're very welcome! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:42, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
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File:KingOrry (II)..jpg

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:KingOrry (II)..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.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!

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Finavon (talk) 21:57, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the info. :) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:31, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
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File:Angrogna Escudo.JPG

He completado losdatos faltantes, el escudo fue obtenido de la W:it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alfredobi (talk • contribs)

Ciao! Il file non è autorizzato correttamente, si ha la sorgente (il file originale), non di nome. A quanto ho capito, il file è un altro file è un derivato del itwiki. Devi quindi anche per specificare il file. Chiedo scusa per il mio cattivo italiano, io uso un programma di traduzione. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 01:08, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
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I'm sorry i dont know what i did ???

would you please explaine to me >>

THANKS — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sola2012 (talk • contribs)

Hi! You uploaded 6 images claiming they have been your own work. Buying a book and taking a photo of it, doesn't make it own work. Same for CDs. You gave I work as paparazzi as a source. Do you think Commons users are stupid and believe this? Read and understand Com:L for correct licensing before uploading, please. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 19:19, 3 October 2013 (UTC)
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Copyright warning


You've left me a message to not post any copyright pictures. I did not upload any copyright protected pictures. The pictures I uploaded are done by request of the people on the picture and are used everywhere on the internet for information about the people.

What do i need to do differently in the future to prevent blocking of my account? These pictures are given by the owners with all the rights to release them free to the public.

Gr. Qre8ive — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs)

File:Wikipic-codeblack.jpg is taken from [14]
File:Brennanheart-presspic-small.jpg is (c) G. Henninger
Both images are not yours to upload. You need written permission to do so. Please follow the instructions here. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:19, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
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Hi, Du hast ja bereits einige Bilder des Benutzers wegen URV gelöscht. Der Rest ist auch von der nämlichen Webseite kopiert. Könntest Du die auch noch unbürokratisch löschen? Grüße Weissbier (talk) 06:44, 4 October 2013 (UTC)

✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:13, 5 October 2013 (UTC)
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Capitán Troner

Hallo Hedwig; du hast File:EXPECTATION.wav als "not OWN WORK" gelöscht. Ich war auf dieses File bereits nach einer Anfrage auf AN aufmerksam geworden, hatte aber nichts unternommen, da mir "own work" einigermassen plausibel schien: Der Uploader nennt sich User:Capitantroner und das Werk ist von einem "Capitán Troner", der ein noch nicht besonders bekannter Musiker zu sein scheint. Es würde mir daher durchaus plausibel scheinen, dass dieser Musiker einerseits seine Werke bei Amazon zum Kauf anbietet (sie sind dort nur als MP3 erhältlich, nicht als physische Alben, der "Verleger" ist er selbst), andererseits einen einzelnen Track auf Commons unter einer freien Lizenz hochlädt. Man hätte ihn also m.E. vor einer Löschung vielleicht ansprechen und um eine OTRS-Freigabe bitten sollen (oder man hätte sogar einfach weiterhin annehmen können, dass er tatsächlich der Urheber ist - wie gesagt, in diesem Fall keine fernliegende Annahme. Anderen Uploadern glauben wir "own work" ja auch einfach blind). Man kann wohl sagen, dass das Stück eines unbekannten Musikers, der zumindest für die Wikipedia wohl noch keine Relevanz geniesst, kein grosser Verlust ist - andererseits ist das hier ja Commons und freie Musik hat viele Verwendungszwecke. Insofern wäre es vielleicht doch im Sinne freier Inhalte gewesen, den User (über den Baustein hinaus) anzusprechen und ihm zu erklären, was er unternehmen müsste, um uns davon zu überzeugen, dass er wirklich der Urheber ist... Gestumblindi (talk) 16:55, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

Ich hab SLA gestellt (ja, sla unter anderem wegen zweiter Meinung). Kann das ehrlich gesagt fast nicht glauben... Unbekannt o_O? Du hast Knöpfe, also kannst du die Datei Wiederherstellen wenn du anderer Meinung bist. LG--Steinsplitter (talk) 17:19, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Ziemlich unbekannt, ja. Nach weiterer Recherche sogar so unbekannt, dass ich mir fast nicht vorstellen kann, dass irgendjemand ausser ihm selbst auf die Idee kommen könnte, einen seiner Songs hier hochzuladen: Bloss (um die, schwankend, wie bei Google mittlerweile üblich) 81 Treffer bei Google für seinen Namen mit der Option "Wortwörtlich". Ich bin mir aber selbst unsicher, ob es sich lohnt, die Datei wiederherzustellen - denn den Baustein auf seiner Diskussionsseite, der darauf hinweist, wie er vorgehen kann, wenn er mit der Löschung nicht einverstanden ist, hat er ja. Gestumblindi (talk) 17:30, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Naja, ich habe mir das so gedacht: Viele User geben sich einen Namen der genau dem Idol entspricht oder dem sehr aehnlich ist. Wuerde die Datei also (c)vio machen. Ich habe auch auf nach dem Namen gegoogelt. Die Entscheidung die Datei als (c)vio zu loeschen und nicht als out of scope war einfach Bequemlichkeit. Steinsplitter hatte ja bereits schnell loeschen eingetragen und schlussendlich ist die Begruendung ziemlich wurscht, weil gleiches Resultat. Soweit mein Gedankengang bei der Abbarbeitung. Lassen wir den keine Quelle Baustein mal drin und dann abwarten, vielleicht kommt ja was und kostet kein Brot. :-) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:10, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
Jupps. Nur nebenbei - gibt es auf Commons für Musik überhaupt ein "out of scope", solange es einigermassen anhörbare Musik ist? Freie Musik ist ja sehr begehrt und kann z.B. zur Untermalung von Videos Anwendung finden, dazu muss der Musiker selbst nicht "notable" sein. Oder sollte ein Musikstück doch eine gewisse Eigenrelevanz bzw. bereits für sich genommen "educational value" haben? Offenbar bist du letzterer Ansicht, ich würde eher dazu neigen, Musik recht grosszügig zuzulassen (wenn sie wirklich frei ist, versteht sich). Gestumblindi (talk) 18:23, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
Eigentlich waere ich lieber Inklusionist. Das faellt einem aber ziemlich schwer bei all dem Muell der hier abgeladen wird. Musik ist ein heisses Eisen, weil die (c)vios schwer von echtem eigenen Werk zu unterscheiden sind. Da wuerde ein TinEye Tool schon echte hilfreich sein. Generell habe ich nichts gegen freie Musi hier, solange es Musik im weitesten Sinne ist. Und frei natuerlich. Wie man educational value bei Musik definieren kann/soll, ist mir ehrlich gesagt ein Raetsel. :) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 03:00, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
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Slovenia City Tour OGV files

Hi. When I uploaded File:Piran City Tour, Slovenia - Guía de Pirán, Eslovenia.ogv and File:Ljubljana City Tour, Slovenia. Guía de Ljubljana, Eslovenia.ogv files to Commons, they had unrevokable free licenses. You can see that if you check odler versions of these files: File:Piran City Tour, Slovenia. Guía de Pirán, Eslovenia..webm and File:Ljubljana City Tour, Slovenia. Guia de Ljubljana, Eslovenia..webm. Their license review passed but were deleted because of FOP issuses, see Commons:Deletion requests/File:Ljubljana City Tour, Slovenia. Guia de Ljubljana, Eslovenia..webm and Commons:Deletion requests/File:Piran City Tour, Slovenia. Guía de Pirán, Eslovenia..webm. In my video versions (OGV files) copyrighted parts were blurred. In short: my files have unrevokable free license and no-FOP parts removed. I believe they shouldn't be deleted. Regards,  ₪Zaplotnik  07:02, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Rational was: YouTube Standard License. This license is not compatible with Commons. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 03:03, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
YouTube user changed its license after they were uploaded to Commons but free license are unrevokable. OGV files were blurred version of WEBM files which passed the license review months ago. You can easy check that. This is the same case as File:New York City at night HDR.jpg.  ₪Zaplotnik  05:20, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
So YOU converted the YouTube files into .ogv? Nice! You don't have any archive links that would prove that the license has been changed by any chance? Well, I restored the two files and added the license review Morning Sunshine did on 3/27/2013. Maybe you could add some information into those files next time? Do me a favor and have a look at what I changed. Thanks! :-)) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 09:17, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
The problem with these files is that they still contain copyrighted footage. I've refrained from nominating them for deletion for now, because they are useful, and have instead left a message at Zaplotnik's talk page describing the problem, hoping that he will fix it. --Eleassar (t/p) 09:42, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
Always vigilant! :) Thanks! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 09:44, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
For Piran, the license may be verified at [16]. For Ljubljana, the WaybackMachine has not found any match for the given url, but it was published on 7 January this year, before the publication of the Piran video, so I have no reason to assume that it was originally not freely licensed. --Eleassar (t/p) 09:49, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
Link is dead :) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 09:52, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
Yes, it seems that WaybackMachine had some server problem. You may try again, the url does load the page for me now. --Eleassar (t/p) 09:56, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for all your work! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 09:57, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
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Why did you delete this image?

File:İhsan Doğramacı 1996.jpg was under GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 [17]? He clearly states it was his own image here en:User_talk:Anguicre What is the facebook source that you suspect? Cavann

Seems to be OK. My bad. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 04:19, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
Alright, thanks. Cavann (talk) 22:56, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
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Can you please place a copy of the file on English Wikipedia and restore usages there? English Wikipedia uses only American laws, hence, en:Template:PD-US-1923-abroad is acceptable there. Adam Cuerden (talk) 16:10, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

I don't think it is acceptable on Commons. Fair use on enwiki might be a possibility. The author died in 1948 making it not acceptable on Commons before 2019, because other wikis and non-wiki projects might not use US-Law. Or am I on the wrong path here? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 01:26, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
Oh, definitely NOT on Commons, but on English Wikipedia it's fine provided the date is before 1923. Adam Cuerden (talk) 18:11, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
I've restored it at en.wikipedia. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:51, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks a bunch! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 20:44, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
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Hi, I'm a director at Auslandsösterreicher Weltbund AÖWB and as such authorise the use of our logo. Cheers GoneWalkabout (talk)

Moin moin! :) In solchen Faellen bitten wir regelmaessig um Freigabe per email. Siehe Com:OTRS hierzu. Danke fuer die Uploads! :) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:13, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
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Gold post boxes

Please note that the "new info" you added to 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics gold post boxes was simply wrong, no doubt because you presumably just copied it from Wikipedia. As noted, having no information the preferable option if the so called "excessive" background notes must be excised, even though it explained why the number/location/dates/recipient details of the various gold post boxes in that gallery don't match up with what is implied by the woefully inadequate Wikipedia article. Frankly, it's one thing for you to say "Wiki is for articles, Commons for media" when you know what you're looking at, it's quite another to say it when you apparently haven't got the first clue if the information on Wikipedia is remotely adequate (and clearly for this topic, never will be). Maybe you think it's a good thing that the ability of people to make use of the media on Commons should be inexorably tied to the quality (or lack thereof) of the accompanying Wikipedia article, others will no doubt realise that that is an equation that is very much back to front - you can hardly illustrate a Wikipedia article using a Commons gallery if the article doesn't even tell you what the hell you're looking at on the gallery. But what the hey, if you think it's a good thing that readers of that gallery, or uploaders/re-users of the images it contains, will now be as ignorant about the subject as you and the nominator are apparently happy to be because you simply read the Wikipedia article and ignored the people like me who know much more about the topic (having had to do that background research precisely to be able to create the goddamn gallery to begin with!), then I guess I can't stop you. Congratulations I guess, I'm sure you think you've helped someone today, but I sure as hell can't think who it might actually be. It's certainly not me, or anyone else who might upload/re-use any of the images on the gallery. Ultra7 (talk) 21:04, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

Watch your language! If you think it is appropriate to call my help crap as you did here, I have a surprise for you: Do it again and you'll find yourself on a Commons-Vacation. If you have something to say, do it in an appropriate manner. If you don't know what that is, ask your parents or look it up on the net. Instead of whining you should ask how the situation can be improved. But it seem to me that you like burning bridges, rather than working together with others. Well done! Back to the so called crap: Instead of whining about it (again), improve it! Please refer to Commons:Project_scope/Pages,_galleries_and_categories#Allowable_page.2Fgallery.2Fcategory_content for more information. FYI Reverting my edit without good reason can be considered an act of vandalism. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:37, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
How are you working with others exactly? I already told you your replacement text is wrong, yet you have just blindly reinserted it, claiming I had no good reason to remove it. What better reason can there be, than the fact it is incorrect? You copied and pasted that faulty information into Commons from the Wikipedia article, which for this topic is wholly incomplete and in places even inaccurate. You want to tell Commons media re-users/uploaders that these boxes only went to British medal winners? Unfortunately, that's simply wrong (not to mention quite inflammatory to some). You want to tell Commons media re-users/uploaders that each medallist had a box painted, usually in their home-town? Again, unfortunately, not only was that not even the original plan, it wasn't remotely how the scheme was rolled out either. You want to tell Commons media re-users/uploaders that "postal companies including Royal Mail" painted the boxes? How about being a bit more accurate? - Royal Mail painted hundreds, "other companies" painted just two, which is why only two entries in the table don't have Royal Mail format numbers (to illustrate how pointless it was for you to claim "Wiki is for articles, Commons for media" in this case - why not try finding anything AT ALL about how Royal Mail numbers it's post boxes on Wikipedia - it's simply not there, because Wikipedia is largely USELESS at helping Commons media re-users/uploaders understand esoteric topics like this). All of that and many more things that were of assistance to Commons media re-users/uploaders in understanding these images, was explained in the original "excessive text" you removed, which you would have known had you bothered to read it. And do you seriously think telling people about the stamps on Commons, which is a site where they will be totally prohibited from uploading them, is remotely a good idea? It might somehow make you feel better to call this whining or to call me a child, but frankly, I am not seeing what the appropriate way is to deal with someone like you, when this is the third or fourth time I have said these things, which you have simply completely ignored, just because you apparently think you know better, but clearly you don't even have the first clue about this topic. Is that your idea of working with others, really? Ignoring, insulting and demeaning the only person here who has bothered to find out the precise image specific information that for this topic is actually helpful for potential re-users and future uploaders? Instead of lecturing me about a policy I already know all about and had been very careful to follow in this case without compromising accuracy or utility, how about you tell me which policy justifies replacing the sort of information that helps uploaders/reusers, with information which simply misleads them? Would you like to explain to me how you managed to interpret the phrase "small amounts of explanatory text" as meaning - unhelpful text is always better than helpful text as long as its shorter. The idea that there is any Commons policy that supports your deliberate and wilful degradation of a gallery like this in a way that leaves Commons uploaders/re-users both confused about the media already hosted, and hampered in their possible efforts to re-use or even add to the media referred to in it, is frankly reprehensible. Ultra7 (talk) 12:35, 10 October 2013 (UTC)
I did NOT insult you in any way. Please stop whining and add SOME information to the gallery, if you think it is wrong. Change it! Just don't make it a whole article. Why is that so hard to understand? Instead of whining again, improve the article on enwiki and don't try to change Commons into a wiki. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:38, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
Why is that so hard to understand? - because what I wrote wasn't remotely a "whole article", that's why. It's not even an article, it doesn't even have the basic components an article has - it was simply a few paragraphs of text. I am not remotely interested in Wikipedia, I'm only interested in uploading, categorising and describing images on Commons - any and all text I add to Commons is for that one goal. And whether you accept it or not, that's all that text was - a comprehensive set of background notes for other uploaders/re-users of the media - it was as long as it needed to be to be classed by anyone actually familiar with the topic as "explanatory text" for the "classified collections of images" that gallery represents, and it contained absolutely nothing that could remotely be described as extraneous to that purpose, unlike your ultra short version, which despite its brevity still finds space to talk about the totally irrelevant topic of stamps. There is no Commons policy that defines how short explanatory text needs to be, and because you are so obviously uninformed about this specific subject, you are clearly not in any position to be judging how short is short enough to keep within Commons' basic aim - there is nothing in policy that says people are expected to get explanatory information about Commons media from Wikipedia, and in this case, when the corresponding article in Wikipedia is clearly so unfit for that purpose, anyone who forces Commons re-users/uploaders to do that by blindly deleting text from here simply because it's text, is in fact damaging Commons. And while I am not remotely interested in fixing/improving Wikipedia, I know enough about it and this subject already to say with certainty that a comprehensive Wikipedia article on this topic would easily run to several pages long, with numerous sub-sections and sub-sub-sections, and not one but indeed several tables - whereas the explanatory text I added to this gallery was already as long as it needed to be, now and for the rest of time. Your hacked version on the other hand, not so much, especially when the text you gutted contained even basic information such as what date ranges someone should be using to find more images of a particular box, or rather more importantly, why no such images might be found in the days/weeks/months that would otherwise be implied for certain boxes in the collection, the sort of information which will never find its way into the Wikipedia article because their esteemed archivists have a tendency to label such things as trivia in the fullness of time, even though such data is always valuable to Commons uploaders/re-users seeking explanatory text, whether it's days or years after the event. So, even in the totally simplistic way you seem to interpret the roles of Commons and Wikipedia - if in the unlikely event someone else were to improve the Wikipedia article, then the text here would not only by necessity still be different, it would indeed also look "short" by comparison. And yes, you have repeatedly insulted me - called me a child - described these legitimate complaints as whining - labelled my attempt to remove the incorrect replacement text you simply copied from Wikipedia as vandalism (the irony being that if you were seen to be doing that to established editors on Wikipedia you'd never even make admin there) - so whether you can understand my reaction to that or not, onlookers both within and without will have no difficulty in comprehending why I am now not remotely interested in fixing the gallery. You are the primary author of the inadequate and inaccurate state it is now in, so take responsibility for that and fix it yourself. Or alternatively, do nothing, and perpetuate the obvious falsehood that there's nobody at Commons that has ever put into writing any explanatory text here which reconciled why this gallery, a collection of over a hundred images with numerous inter-relations, looks nothing like what it should do if the author had merely intended the garbage served up at Wikipedia to be their only source of explanatory text. Ultra7 (talk) 15:29, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
Bottom line: You don't care about Wikipedia and you don't care about Commons. It's your way or the highway. Sad. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 21:40, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
Bottom line: You're an admin who repeatedly ignored and insulted a Commons contributor with thousands of uploads/edits to their name (including 90% of gold postbox images, and the entire gallery). You're an admin who thought nothing of telling a contributor with five years of service to Commons that they "don't care" about the site. You're an admin who accused an established editor of vandalism when all they were doing was removing your error ridden contribution. You're an admin who has still to remove that error ridden contribution. You're an admin who criticised someone for not caring about Commons and Wikipedia, yet performed a wholesale deletion of the only text on either site that provided accurate and comprehensive explanatory notes for future re-users/expanders of a large and complex collection of media on Commons. You're an admin who took a drastic and destructive action like that without having even read the text being deleted, to verify if it already was, or even could be, added to Wikipedia. This isn't sad, this is a disgraceful sample of behaviour from someone trusted to do pretty much the exact opposite in every situation I just described. That's the bottom line here. Ultra7 (talk) 19:48, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
If you don't like it, change it. just don't make an article out of it. Simple. If you don't like my contributions, feel free to notify the admin noticeboard. I don't provide a link, since you know everything. If you just need someone to argue with, find somebody else. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 20:44, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
I didn't make an article. You calling it an article, doesn't make it one. You continually ignoring me, doesn't make it one. You continually insulting me, doesn't make it one. It's not your contributions I dislike more than your behaviour and attitude, which is unbecoming of an administrator. I don't need anyone to argue with, you started this by deleting text you never even read, and you have continued it by pretending it was an article, which is a total lie, and now, because you have no answer to any of this, you want to pretend it's got nothing to do with you. If you don't like people arguing with you, then don't make basic errors like that. If you don't like people criticising your contributions, then don't make contributions that damage the project. Ultra7 (talk) 11:24, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
Seriously: Stop yapping. Go to the appropriate page and file a complaint. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 11:28, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
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Would you take a look at this UnDR? -- Commons:Undeletion_requests/Current_requests#Maps_of_the_Free_Territory_of_Trieste -- You were the deleting Admin. Thanks, .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 20:32, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 17:20, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
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File:American Dad Logo.png

Why was this file kept, it has a flag on the logo, now how is that free? If it was free for all this time, then this file File:Family Guy Logo SVG.svg is too, because it has simple text too, but the ogre removed it without discussion, stating that "it's too complex to be free", doesn't the American Dad! logo have the same thing? --Blurred Lines (talk) 20:56, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

I asked User:Magog the Ogre to comment on his talk page. Let's wait until he replies. OK? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 23:22, 8 October 2013 (UTC)
I thought you would know the answer, but yeah, sure, let's do that instead. --Blurred Lines (talk) 14:17, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
Well, I have my opinion and the ogre as another. He and I should be on the same page, therefore I'd like to hear his rational and compare notes. :) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 17:19, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
Pictogram voting info.svg Info This is under (c). It seems like the American Dad logo is well above TOO. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 17:27, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
What about The Cleveland Show logo, through out the design of the logo, does that have the content of "simple text" or is it copyright? --Blurred Lines (talk) 17:37, 10 October 2013 (UTC)
Comparing the two logos, I change my mind and say it's more or less the same. I'll renominate the image for deletion. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:47, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
How come you have to re-nominate it when you can just remove it yourself? --Blurred Lines (talk) 20:32, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
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Poster picture

Thanks, I didn't know that. However, how can we be positive that that poster has copyright? It's a political poster. Is it possible to prove that it's license-free? Cheers.--Lord Trustworthy (talk) 21:33, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

You can approach it two ways: Ask the party how the poster is licensed and let them(!) contact our OTRS-Team. The other way would be to find real evidence for a free license, like on a website or something like that. Maybe the party would release a few more pictures? It's worth a shot, but I doubt they'll do it. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 21:38, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
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File:Palais de Chaillot-Sculpture exterieur-DSC 2346w.jpg

I think this one was forgotten when deleting similar files. Regards --P e z i (talk) 23:55, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

✓ Done Thank you! :) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:02, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
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File:Manny de Guerre and Elya Chavez.jpg, File:Elya Chavez, NY.jpg

Hello! I think, that these photos have been deleted by mistake. On official website, where the photos is posted, written, that they are distributed under license CC-BY SA 3.0. 1, 2. P.S. sorry for my English. Ugonschik (talk) 00:35, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Excellent! I restored to files and added the license info. Maybe you should have a look how I changed the details. No apology necessary for your English! Вы должны видеть меня пишущий на русском языке! Face-smile.svg --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 01:21, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Большое спасибо! Ugonschik (talk) 03:18, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
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User:KAJabstracts artworks and Commons:Deletion_requests/Files_uploaded_by_KAJabstracts


I just noticed that you left a comment on this user's page. I'd felt that- regardless of their quality- that they fell outside Commons scope and reluctantly nominated them for deletion at Commons:Deletion_requests/Files_uploaded_by_KAJabstracts.

I'd appreciate your thoughts on that nomination if possible. Thank you, Ubcule (talk) 14:28, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Oh my, that was in March! :-)) I was young and needed the money! Added my two cents. Thanks for the info! :-)) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 16:46, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback. All the best, Ubcule (talk) 17:39, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
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No source

You labeled a whole chunk of Angrylambie's files nsd, but everyone I looked at had a source, own, and has had that source since they were uploaded. I reverted the ones that Tm didn't get to first. At least one of them had a DR, Commons:Deletion requests/File:Asian vulva 2.jpg, so it definitely shouldn't have been tagged for speedy deletion.--Prosfilaes (talk) 18:23, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

Wouldn't it have been better to talk to me before reverting? I tagged the images because they ARE tagged as own work. File:Frida_Kahlo_Fake_photoshopped_image_with_gun.jpg is DW, no source given. File:Game Theory 1986.jpg is probably from: [18], as is File:Mitch Easter, Michael Quercio, Scott Miller 1986.jpg. File:Iggy Pop live 1980.jpg is a DW of File:Iggy pop davis b&w 1.jpg and can't be own work. That's plenty of potential copyvio to justify a complete sweep of all files without exif data. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:29, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
Many of your points look to be correct, but your use of {{nsd}} seems incorrect to me as well. The apparent problem is not that the uploader neglected to give a source, but rather the source claims are dubious or fraudulent. I'd suggest a blanket deletion request of all uploads by the user as an alternative approach to addressing the problem. Thanks for your attention. Cheers, -- Infrogmation (talk) 23:56, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
Well, I thought I give the uploader the chance to provide at least a few sources. Some images are pretty artsy and may have been done by the uploader. I like to keep as many images on Commons as possible. That's why I tagged nsd. :) But I'll do as you suggested. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:00, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
On second thought some look like something I'd give the uploader the benefit of the doubt about, eg File:Iggy_Pop_live_1980.jpg describes the photographer as "Robert Toren aka angrylambie", apparently indicating they're the same person. Might be a generally legit photographer/uploader who is sometimes careless about info and neglectful about works including derivative sections. I might ask the user about specific problem examples, and if no satisfactory answer results, then list for deletion. Note I still don't think your use of {{nsd}} in this case was what the template was intended for. However thanks for your attention and your work to weed out problems. Cheers, -- Infrogmation (talk) 00:06, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, I could have done a DR instead. I just didn't want to hit the uploader over the head with a DR,which I have done now. Just in case those images are legit, he might have more :) Since you are not involved, would you like to contact the uploader? And thanks, I try my best - sure I make mistakes. But I listen to what more experienced Commons-Hounds have to say. I appreciate open communication instead of being silently grumpy. :)) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:14, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
And nsd doesn't tell me why you think something should be deleted. If you look at File:Iggy Pop live 1980.jpg you'll see that he wrote "Negative lost, this is scanned and cleaned up from proof sheet by the photographer, Robert Toren aka angrylambie" on it when he uploaded and File:Iggy pop davis b&w 1.jpg says Author: Robert Toren. says at the top "Scott Miller, Game Theory, Loud Family and a few Paisley underground-related photos - all photos are public domain - Robert Toren". And without you telling us that, I couldn't have pointed this out. That's why nsd frustrates me, because it doesn't tell you what the other person has a problem with, what they want.--Prosfilaes (talk) 00:20, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
That's very true. I hope that uploader = Robert Toren. Thanks for helping me out here! :) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:27, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
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AN discussion

Hedwig in Washington; please see the discussion on COM:AN/U.[19] --Walter Siegmund (talk) 16:03, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

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Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by CORLIN

Maybe you could explain what you meant? The deletion request is full of images where FOP isn't an issue. Did you accidentally select every file uploaded by the user or something? I think that it would be better to close the discussion and split up the images with copyright issues on multiple deletion requests instead as the current discussion is too messy. --Stefan4 (talk) 20:20, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

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Content policies in VEN orthographic.svg

Hi Hedwig in Washington, please visit File talk:VEN orthographic.svg, to review issue about Wikipedia's content policies; and revertion of the file. Thank you so much. --Unukalhai (talk) 15:20, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Hello... You've changed the map for Venezuela so that it doesn't show the Zone being claimed by that country. The maps should show the claimed zones as in the cases of Argentina, Chile, China, India, Pakistan, Morocco, etc.. otherwise Wikipedia would be supporting one particular point of view. The map shows the area as "disputed", according to the Geneva Treaty signed by UK, Venezuela and British Guiana (now Guyana) so it's fair to use the map with the light green area in order to show the disputed zone. Please revert the map to its previous version. Thank you. --Hiddendaemian (talk) 22:11, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

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Block evasion by Special:Contributions/Clécio_Brito

Hi. You may want to know that LubraxGL is a sock of Clécio Brito, as confirmed from a check on Regards.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 00:27, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

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Edit war on page File:Borjgali_and_Star_of_David_in_Oshki.JPG

Dear Hedwig in Washington, user Kober revert my editions and not discussed. Situation is same at Edit war. I correct wrong description for File:Borjgali_and_Star_of_David_in_Oshki.JPG, were 12-arched Armenian Eternity sign present as Borjgali. But Borjgali is only 7-arched sign. Help me solved this problem. Vahram Mekhitarian (talk) 19:19, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

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Giftbeerenblüte, zwar giftig, aber hauptsächlich schön

Vor etwa 4 Wochen hast du mir beim Umgang mit ein paar Bildchen in den Commons schnell und unbuerokratisch geholfen und dabei auch einen herrlichen Sinn für Humor gezeigt. Aufgrund deines Zuspruchs habe ich eines der Bilder in besserer Qualität noch einmal hochgeladen und widme es hiermit dir (auch wenn das nicht irgendwo "offiziell" dabeisteht). Liebe Gruesse --Alnilam (talk) 22:29, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

 :))) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:45, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
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Südliche Mosaikjungfer zum Löschen


ich komme auf dein Angebot zurück. Ich möchte gern wieder zwei nicht so gute Fotos von mir löschen lassen. Von der Art und sogar dem gleichen Standort habe ich wesentlich bessere Fotos aus diesem Jahr hochgeladen. Hier folgende Fotos zum Löschen:

File:2011.08.02.-15-Kirschgartshaeuser Schlaege Mannheim-Suedliche Mosaikjungfer-Maennchen.jpg
File:2011.08.02.-40-Kirschgartshaeuser Schlaege Mannheim-Suedliche Mosaikjungfer-Maennchen.jpg

Danke schon mal. --Hockei (talk) 18:06, 31 October 2013 (UTC)

✓ Done by INeverCry. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:46, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
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Could you explain the reason you believe that file was a copyvio? The film is in the public domain, and I can't seem to figure out what you meant by (Copyright violation, see [[Commons:Licensing] Night of the Living Dead (1968).) This is not a challenge, just a desire to learn. Best regards, TransporterMan (talk) 20:04, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

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Appreciate your feedback on this discussion

Commons:Administrators' noticeboard#Variation among admins in application of duplicate policy with relation to different file types  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:55, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

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Bitte um Hilfe

Was die Commons anbetrifft, habe ich leider gar keine Ahnung und mit meinen nahezu nicht vorhandenen Englisch-Schreib-Kenntnissen fällt mir auch niemand ein, an den ich mich sonst wenden koennte - vielleicht kannst du meine Anfrage an die richtige Stelle und/oder die richtige Person weiterleiten.

Vor kurzem habe ich in der de.WP einen Artikel geschrieben ([20]) und dazu ein Bild aus Commons eingebunden. Dabei fiel mir auf, dass eines der Bilder, die in der Kategorie unterwegs sind, garantiert nicht diese Pflanze darstellt, sondern ein schlichtes Gaensebluemchen

Panicled Aster (4709092033)

. Das ist zwar auch nett, aber leider nicht die kategorisierte Pflanze.

Also sollte das Bild umbenannt oder anders eingeordnet werden, aber ich weiß einfach nicht, wie ich das am guenstigsten mache.

Herzliche Gruesse --Alnilam (talk) 19:18, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

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Hilfe beim Übersetzen

Hallo Hedwig, ich wende mich an Dich, weil ich gesehen habe das Du "Überstzungs-Aministratorin" bist. Ich bin grad dabei die Einträge auf Category:Translated templates needing categories durchzugehen und die Kategorisierung zu korregieren. Ich scheitere allerding an den "Sub-Seiten" von Template:CheckTalkPage/i18n also diesen hier. Die Seiten kann man nicht normal bearbeiten und auf dem Übersetzungstool habe ich nun vergeblich rumgeklickt um irgendwie an den Quellcode ranzukommen. Es müsste dort jeweils {{translated tag|formatting}} gegen {{translated tag|marker}} ersetzt werden. Ein ?action=purge auf die sub-Seiten hat auch nichts geholfen. Kannst Du mit Tipps geben, wie ich den Vorlagenparameter in den ganzen Sub-Seiten ändern kann, bzw. falls ich das nicht selbst machen kann, kannst Du mir dabei helfen? Danke--JuTa 18:54, 17 November 2013 (UTC)

Hallo Hedwig, hat sich erleigt. Ein Bot hats ein par Tage später gerichtet. Gruß --JuTa 21:14, 21 November 2013 (UTC)
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Editor @

Hello. I would like to inform you that I have granted you editor flag at the Arabic Wikipedia, all your edits there will be automatically marked as patrolled. Best regards.--Avocato (talk) 13:58, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Thx. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:59, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
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Could you please explain...

The record shows you deleted Category:Water transport in San Francisco with the deletion log entry "Category:Water transport in San Francisco (Moved to Category:Water transport in the San Francisco Bay Area)".

Could you direct my attention to where the deletion of the original category was discussed, if it was discussed?

If I am not mistaken you had the permission bits to rename the category, leaving a redirect, and thus preserving its contribution history?

Granted, most categories only contain metadata, and do not contain content that would require maintaining a chain of contribution history in order to honor contributor's remaining rights to have their intellectual contributions attributed to them. But categories should all contain at least a sentence saying what it contains.

So, one reason to rename, leaving a redirect, rather than simple deletion, is so that everyone can see the contribution history.

Additionally, we have no good way of knowing what external sites use the URL to the old category. If we rename, leaving a redirect rather than simple deletion, we don't break those incoming external links.

So, was there a compelling reason to delete? Geo Swan (talk) 20:37, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Very compelling reason: I made a mistake. The redirect should have been left in place, no question. Sorry about that. I restored the category with its history. Thanks for pointing this out! AND: Sorry for my VERY late reply. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:55, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
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