User talk:Herbythyme/Arc4

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Please see my comments at Commons:Requests for checkuser/Case/Lawless fan. Patstuart (talk) 19:54, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Three-revert rule and David Shankbone[edit]

Hey Herby, does the Three-revert rule from WP apply here at Commons? I see that editor David Shankbone has reverted a comment, on WJBscribe's talkpage, three times in less than twenty-four hours: [1], [2], [3].

Should this incident be reported at COM:AN, COM:AN/A, or COM:AN/V?

Please advise. Thank you, Honey...oops, I mean, Herby. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) at 11:24, 22 Mar 2008 (UTC)

Stop the trolling or I will block you (& 3 RR does not apply on Commons nor would it ever to such edits) --Herby talk thyme 12:22, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Pity. I thought I'd ask you, Hon, since you have experience here and at WP, where you're an "Admin open to recall."

What about the actions of WJBscribe in this matter? Should I report his presiding over COI and BLP violations at Michael Lucas (director) to any or all of the forums listed above, or others, or both?

BTW, is the term "trolling" Wikispeak for "followup?"

Blocked for two hours. abf /talk to me/ 12:53, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
Blocked?? Yeah, right. ABF, I want Herby's reply -- go block something else.

How to block this IP without blocking all of north New Jersey[edit]

  • Herby and ABF: Wikipedia found a way to block this IP range without blocking the entire range. If you look at this thread on ANI, the message by Wknight tells you the range to block to at least make it more of a pain for the person to have to continually reset their modem until they find an open protocol. I suggest we do that for about a month here. --DavidShankbone 13:37, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Whizkids Herby and ABF: apparently that does not work as I'm here, and I have been there, too.

David: if only you could stay off "substances" for about a month (how long has it been since you've been without for a month, since you started?), and undergo psychiatric help in the same period, to start. David C. Miller, you have been "found out." I know who you are and I know what you've done -- and you're not getting away with it. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) at 14:06, 22 Mar 2008 (UTC)

In general trolls are to be ignored as far as I am concerned. I have a life - you may wish to get one yourself I guess. In passing you are of course welcome to report anyone you like anywhere you wish to, might be amusing I suppose --Herby talk thyme 14:14, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
Herby, it's troubling that you find amusement in somebody wanting to report possible Admin vio's of BLP and COI.
My involvement on Wikipedia is very limited. Take issues you have there to whatever page you want there. You probably know your way around better than me --Herby talk thyme 15:34, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
You're right, I probably do, given that I have successfully edited despite amateurish "blocks" while you have unsuccessfully evaded recall there. That's why you're here, right? No matter. Luck you.
Hey Herby - it did work on WP - but if it doesn't, that IP range may not be as active on Commons as it is on WP, and so you may just want to block the whole range. Wikinews is prepared to do so, as well. Obviously, WP has other considerations. The IP editor has become a running joke in the IRC chat rooms. --DavidShankbone 14:19, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
Hey Herby - it did work (even though I've edited there) - but if it doesn't (if it doesn't? IT DOESN'T, I'm here, aren't I, and I've been there). Shankbone talks through his ass -- that's what happens when you're on "substances" non-stop. Who gives a crap what a bunch of losers hanging on IRC think, Miller? Besides, the joke, in the end, will be on you. Don't walk around like you're safe. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) at 15:24, 22 Mar 2008 (UTC)
Yawn - keep re-setting that modem. lol. --DavidShankbone 15:36, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
As for you, Miller, what's this about re-setting a modem? Do you mean turn it on to go online and then turn it off afterward? What's unusual about that? I usually turn it off at lunch, too -- is that unusual as well? And sometimes I take a long lunch -- how will you make all this fit your theory?
Miller alias Shankbone, laugh now, while you can. You will pay for what you've done. Revenge is sweet. It may not happen today or tomorrow or next month or next year even, but when it happens it'll be swift and fierce. You'll never know when and you will not know what hit you. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) at 17:46, 22 Mar 2008 (UTC)
  • Miller, alias Shankbone, alias LSD (Law School Dropout): I don't appreciate your edits of my comments. And I don't know what you're so giddy about. You must think that the threat diminishes with the passing of time, only the day of reckoning is that much closer. But you continue being giddy, continue going about as if nothing is going to happen to you. Don't be vigilant; don't look over your shoulder. Don't be suspicious of people you meet. My revenge will be even sweeter, that way. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) at 11:43, 25 Mar 2008 (UTC)

Abot pictures[edit]

Hi Herby. When I say "stay away from my pictures" that's means that they shall not delete pictures for witch I have give licens permision to Wikipedia. The las 3 years I have givet that 4 times until now, and I don't think I shall give that every time they have a new administrator. They kan se my name of the picture so that's not reason to ask again and again same thing. Regards--Bobby 10:54, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Roll 'em back[edit]


Any idea if we'll be getting Rollabck in anytime soon? Or is there not consensus there... giggy (:O) 08:47, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, exams went well. I don't mind about rollback, but Daniel.Bryant was bugging me about it. Go bug him. ;) cheers, giggy (:O) 10:01, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Secret tipp[edit]

for copyvio-creaters like him]: User:Rama/copyvioblock ;) Btw. Thanks for blocking even if its a bit short. Happy easter and regards, abf /talk to me/ 18:23, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

reply on my talk-page ;) abf /talk to me/ 08:34, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

wikibooks, vandalz, etc[edit]

'Tis I indeed! And thanks for the pokage! :) ~ Riana 15:16, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

Maybe good...[edit]

...that I didn't hand in my broom after all, I've finally got some time and inspiration to do something (more or less) useful around here again. I even got my own uploads vandalised - that means I must have be doing something right Face-wink.svg. I'm starting to remember why I got addicted to this place in the first place, now I just need to remember all the smart short-cuts and tricks I've forgotten since october. See you around, Finn Rindahl 21:12, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

Help....[edit], really shot myself in the foot here (se my talk for details) - I've managed to block my own IP from creating new accounts, not that I'm planning to do so but still rather stupid :( Any chance you could help me out here...? Finn Rindahl 14:21, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Sorted I hope & your talk for the rest! --Herby talk thyme 14:42, 1 April 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, it's working now. If you ever get around to visit my beautiful country I'll stand you a (terribly expensive) Norwegian pint for the inconvenience... Got to go now before I block myself again, but I'll probably be back later to do some more mischief Face-wink.svg. Finn Rindahl 14:48, 1 April 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for your reminder. However, my action was made after my reading Commons:Language policy#Titles of articles which states that titles should be in native names. Can you show me where the convention of using English is written? -Burgare 12:03, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Thank you~ -Burgare 12:24, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Page prot ...[edit]

... thanks for that, Herby :) - Alison 04:34, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Image:Amalie hessen.jpg[edit]

Dear Herbythyme, I restored this file. The image on the cover is PD-old, I assume PD-ineligible for text and composition. If you don‘t agree, please request normal deletion. Regards, Code·is·poetry 08:45, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Herbythyme, überlege dir mal, ob du wirklich als Admin geeignet bist. --ST 23:10, 5 April 2008 (UTC)
Translated text: Consider whether you are really suitable as Admin after that. --ST 15:42, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Italian vandal[edit]

This is an italian indefitly blocked vandal, according to me is a simple silly troll, regards --Vituzzu 23:39, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Would you take a look?[edit]

Due to some overzealous deleting on my part, found this - users are clearly related. Would you take care of this as you see fit? All images by this person are likely suspect, I think. – Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 03:09, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Yep - I'm going for it being the "same" person. However given that one edited in 2006 & nothing since and the other just recently there would be nothing worth looking at I think. Questionable pics (licensewise & "valid"?) maybe or just a "fresh" start one? Worth watching for sure - cheers --Herby talk thyme 14:52, 7 April 2008 (UTC)


Ta for that. Worth protecting the userpages of those guys I blocked and he tried to "clear"? I would but WMF servers are playing up now, and protection seems to be gone... giggy (:O) 09:04, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

May as well leave it for now, but if it comes up again, I'll be there. giggy (:O) 10:04, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Re: Stuff[edit]

I don't know about the category nonsense. I have seen discussion about the use "of" or "in" in this context before (possibly on the village pump), but don't know offhand what was said. I'm not sure if either is entirely satisfactory to be honest. I mean how would you categorise the Tamar? Is it a river of Devon? Sort of I suppose. Is it a river in Devon? The vast majority of it is technically in Cornwall, but there a few bits upriver where both banks are in Devon. Putting it in the Rivers of England category is accurate (if you ignore the "Cornwall isn't English" POV), but vague. Thankfully that doesn't apply to the Plym or Dart or Erme or... In answer to your question I'd say the "of" form is marginally better - due to consistency with the other categories on Commons and the equivalent on enwiki. Do what you think's right ;)

On the picture of the Plym's head, I can't really much point to uploading it at present. w:River Plym would be the logical place to use the image, but the article isn't mature enough for it. Hmm.. That gives me an idea! w:List of Dartmoor tors and hills - lots of stubs in need of writing there! And lots of pics needed too :D--Nilfanion 15:29, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Bad name[edit]

I was wondering if you could take a look at this image bad name case. The image at Image:Báb.jpg is a reproduction of the one at Image:Sayyid Kazim Rashti.jpg. In the 1800s the picture in question was printed in a single book as stated to be the en:Báb, but it is really is en:Sayyid Kazim as stated in Balyuzi, H.M. () The Báb: The Herald of the Day of Days, Oxford, UK: George Ronald, pp. 16 ISBN 0853980489 "Hájí Siyyid Kázim-i-Rashtí - This photograph was mistakenly identified as one of the Báb by Nicolas in his book Seyyed Ali Mohammed dit le Báb." Regards, -- Jeff3000 15:32, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. It's just that the badname list is quite large, and there is a user who is wrongly using the incorrect image name and adding the photo to the wrong page in the English Wikipedia. Regards, -- Jeff3000 18:15, 11 April 2008 (UTC)


Saw this - I have asked that the welcome template be added automatically when the talk page is redlinked - a possible solution. – Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 19:40, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for that. I'm going to start something somewhere about this soon. Given the multilingualism of Commons I'd like to see a "welcome" placed before warnings (& even worse blocks). As you know I have no problem with the block button :) but I'd prefer to think that people understand why they are being blocked. Cheers --Herby talk thyme 14:43, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Your gorgeous pictures![edit]

Hi, yes I saw your beautiful pictures and decided, since you weren't doing anything with them, to put them wherever I thought they would show off the most!! I hope you don't mind. (Lar said it would be OK (so blame him!)). Did you see Dartington Hall? The article now has your great pictures, but the text sucks, we should fix it up!? - Epousesquecido 21:20, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

Meneer Piem en de Kalkoen[edit]

Hi Herbythyme. I wonder why you removed the picture belonging to the article "Meneer Piem en de Kalkoen"? (a Dutch childrenbook from the eighties in Holland) Can you please tell me why? Duinoord 12:05, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Hi Herby. Thanks for your message. I didn't know that the picture was tagged with copyright violations. I know that the publisher "Kosmos" doesn't exist anymore since the end of the eighties, so it's impossible to get any approval from them. Anyway, I don't see a problem in publishing the picture so if you don't mind maybe I will request for undeletion. Or is it better to upload it again so that the copyrightviolation tag is not there anymore? Hope to hear from you. By the way, do you speak dutch as well? Because I'm dutch, it would be easier to discuss.Duinoord 12:45, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Emails from Wikimedia[edit]

Hi Herbythyme

I received the same emails every day from Wikimedia in the past four or three days (please see the email attached below). When I clicked the link that email provided and then the screen directed me to my talk page of Wikimedia Commons, but there have been no new messages in my talk page in the past couple of days. Would you be able to help to sort this out and let me know what was happened at your convenience?

Thanks in advance

--Donaldytong 10:59, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Dear Donaldytong,

The Wikimedia Commons page User talk:Donaldytong has been changed on 13:15, 13 April 2008 by anonymous user, see for the current version.

See for all changes since your last visit.

Editor's summary: -

Contact the editor: mail: No e-mail address wiki:

There will be no other notifications in case of further changes unless you visit this page. You could also reset the notification flags for all your watched pages on your watchlist.

            Your friendly Wikimedia Commons notification system

-- To change your watchlist settings, visit

Feedback and further assistance:

  • Hi Herbythyme

Thank you so much for your kind and informative help, which solved the problem.

By the way, would you be able to delete the following images, which have been deleted from Category:Melbourne and Category:Queensland respectively, but are still remaining under my gallery, for example;

Image:Melbourne City Skylines.jpg is the duplicate of Image:Melbourne skyline.jpg.

Image:Chevron Renaissance Village Style Open Paizza.jpg has an incorrect name and a duplicate of Image:Chevron Renaissance Village-Style Piazza.jpg

Image:Chevron Renaissance Shopping Mall & Apartment Complex in Gold Coast HWY.jpg is the duplicate of Image:Chevron Renaissance Shopping Mall & Apartment Complex in GC HWY.jpg.

Image:Melbourne RMIT University City (Statue of Francis Ormond).jpg is the duplicate of Image:Melbourne RMIT University City-Statue of Francis Ormond.jpg. This image has not been deleted from the Category:Melbourne.

The above images were uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons by my inadvertently mistakes and errors. I do apologies for these inconvenience occurred.

Thanks for your support. -- 11:09, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

  • Hi Herbythyme

Thanks for your wonderful help and valuable support. The information about how to remove an image from the category is very appreciated. Please accept my apology that I did not login when I left my message in your talk page. Best Regards --Donaldytong 13:23, 18 April 2008 (UTC)


Did you mean to restore your last version [4] ? Regards, Finn Rindahl 13:00, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks sorted :) --Herby talk thyme 13:02, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
The range block does not appear to work... :( Finn Rindahl 13:16, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
If you take a look at my block log you will see it does - the "72.76." bit remains constant, the variable is the next digit. Now I could block but that is a lot of IPs and could mean some collateral damage. So they reboot the router (quite a lot of times now :)) to find an IP they can edit from & then when they do I block 72.76.*.0/24 depending on where they actually edit from. OK - marginally more work for us (but we are still blocking quite a few IPs (256)) but the idea of blocking many more is something I not wildly excited about doing. If we have to is fairly safe & will I think block all the range but it is 4000 IPs. Cheers --Herby talk thyme 13:28, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
Okey dokey, sounds like you know what you're doing (I'm not really suprised by that...). As it is, it's more work for them to reboot that it is for us to do the occasional revert&block. But I'm still getting quite annoyed by this nonsense >:o Finn Rindahl 13:37, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
Ditto - more a case of "least worst option" --Herby talk thyme 13:40, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Thank you, Herbythyme! I truly appreciate you doing this much needed work. FloNight♥♥♥ 18:25, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

More Shankbone trolling[edit]

Please see User_talk:Nishkid64#Better_idea and comment. Most contributions from this range appear to be trolling. Patstuart (talk) 19:31, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Feel free to WP:BEANS remove this. giggy (:O) 08:06, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
Yes, I know it's a good idea..;) my point is that he might make a stack of sleepers if he sees this, before we start blocking him. I dunno. giggy (:O) 08:13, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
Sounds like a plan ;) giggy (:O) 08:24, 17 April 2008 (UTC)
Ping. giggy (:O) 08:54, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

my own thoughts on the matter at hand[edit]

if it weren't so serious it'd be funny. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) at 11:56, 17 Apr 2008 (UTC)

Re: Image tagging new users[edit]

Sure thing. I must have missed some, because usually I look at user's discussion to see if he was welcomed/warned already. Thanks for notice. --Leafnode 17:59, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Thank you so much[edit]

Thanks for blocking my page. That Ip is a POV pusher that has been around for years in several WP's. He usually writes non offensive text but this time he was quite rude to me and all that red the page. Thanks. Trebaruna 20:23, 17 April 2008 (UTC)


I understand that a sock puppet of Grawp has been causing problems [5] here at Wikimedia Commons. Do you think the user account in question (Gavin.collins over at Wikimedia Commons) could be reassigned to me? BanyanTree suggested this migh be possible. -- 07:36, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Even seeing that as a section heading almost had me hit the block button :)!
I can't see any problem with that at all. Not a 'crat so can't do it but feel free to post something here explaining the situation & they can rename the vandal account to something else & let you have it. You'll need to post a diff "proving" who you are on en wp. Let me know if I can help - thanks --Herby talk thyme 07:40, 18 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the suggestion. -- 08:10, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

Canadian coat of Arms again[edit]

It's been added again at Image:Coat of Arms of Canada.svg, by the same user User:FXXX. I had warned him on March 1, 2008 about it [6], and he's re added the image. Regards, -- Jeff3000 23:44, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Hey Herby![edit]

Hello Herby! Thank you for for taking care of some of my COM:CSD I want to say that, your contributions count :)! At least, they do for me. Take care! --Kanonkas 16:23, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

No problem I will do that. But I got a problem after putting the welcome template up, it comes up with subst:PAGENAME where I get lost, I don't know where to put it up. --Kanonkas 18:38, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Concords items ![edit]

You said "(and the only contributor was 'Cidex61')" I know, but This page was made for people to add items for there collection ! not only for me !!! The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) at 21:04, 20 Apr 2008 (UTC)

Goin' mellow?[edit]

I noticed this, I was wondering if you were going totally the mellow way ;). Anyway, I thought of giving you a little something extra...

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The tireless contributor barnstar
I don't know if you like to get these - I'm not much of a barnstar distributor myself... but you certainly deserve to receive appreciation for all the work you do for Commons, from image uploading to vandalism control. Thank you, Herby. Patrícia msg 14:50, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Possible sock[edit]

I recon that these 2 users are doing a possible sock puppetry based on their edits [Look at the deletion history] Dara and this ip if you could confirm this Herby that would be great, I know I should really go to COM:CHECKUSER but I wanted to alert you about the issue. --Kanonkas 19:08, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Ah ok, I understand. I have never tried to request checkuser on a user before. I've seen the checkuser policy, but have looked further on it and see it should only be used when they do the same task over and over again.

"Checkuser is a last resort for difficult cases. Whenever possible, use other methods first." --Kanonkas 14:22, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Request for deletion of images[edit]

  • Hi Herbythyme

Thanks for your kind help one week ago. I found Image:Melbourne City Skylines.jpg and Image:Melbourne RMIT University City (Statue of Francis Ormond).jpg have been successfully deleted since you left your message in my talk page. I am wondering when the other two images would be deleted. e.g.Image:Chevron Renaissance Village Style Open Paizza.jpg, which has an incorrect file name and a duplicate of Image:Chevron Renaissance Village-Style Piazza.jpg and Image:Chevron Renaissance Shopping Mall & Apartment Complex in Gold Coast HWY.jpg is the duplicate of Image:Chevron Renaissance Shopping Mall & Apartment Complex in GC HWY.jpg. They are the only two undeleted images left in my gallery request.

I am looking forward to hearing from your advice.

Thanks in advance --Donaldytong 00:56, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

  • Hi Herbythyme

Thanks for your advice. Now I know it may take for a while to delete these images once the {{duplicate]] tag is placed. --Donaldytong 13:11, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Re: Good work![edit]

I finally noticed your comment on my talk page here! Thanks for the tips, I've investigated some of the gadgets and they look extremely useful -- I wish en:wiki had some of them! I keep vowing to be more organised about categorising my images, but somehow I never get around to it -- perhaps with the gadgets I will! Cheers, Espresso Addict 16:40, 23 April 2008 (UTC)


I don't know the backstory but what would other admins think if I posted what you did here. That's shameful for an admin.--ʘ Hornetman16ʘ  23:30, 24 April 2008 (UTC)

Well speaking for myself I find it quite amusing. WjBscribe 23:48, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
You shouldn't laugh at blocked users. It's rude!!!--ʘ Hornetman16ʘ  00:01, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
Oh please! It's Johnny the Vandal - one of the most prolific interwiki vandals there is. Even he thought it funny. Hornetman - stop trying to make trouble, running around spamming people's talkpages with your tattle-telling :) - Alison 00:41, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
I said I didn't know the backstory.--ʘ Hornetman16ʘ  00:51, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
If you don't know the backstory, maybe it's best not to comment in future... Majorly (talk) 01:05, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Probably not my finest moment I will agree. However if you had just read the extensive collection of postings on the CU list that I had I assure you that was a better response than the one I wanted to make (which would have needed censoring I'm afraid). As it says on my user page - I'm human, thanks all --Herby talk thyme 07:54, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Actually, it brought a smile to my face just when I needed it. Well done, sir *tips hat* – Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 14:51, 25 April 2008 (UTC)


Hi, I've just got a warning message on my 3 images. One of them is here:

It seems to me that the author + copyrights are indicated. What's missing, could you explain to me?

Thanks in advance!

Vil0443 10:00, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

RE: Signature[edit]

Hello Herby I was wondering if you could help me make a signature to me, like the one you got just with orange blue in the name field (Kanonkas) and black on the user talk eg., Kanon You better contact but this one isn't exactly how I want it. If you don't mind it would be very nice if you could do it, thanks. --Kanonkas 15:56, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Indefinite blocked user[edit]

This is a message regarding your action on this user as you can see, she even had a flickr account where she could have given false info on the copyright status. I'm not sure what we should do about the pictures, what do you mean? --Kanonkas(talk) 09:59, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

I mean, should the pictures remain here? A concern on the english wiki is wondering what we should do with the pictures --Kanonkas(talk) 10:19, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
Got in touch with Bryan on IRC, the result was: Deleted --Kanonkas(talk) 13:11, 26 April 2008 (UTC)


You have email... Thanks, AP aka --Kelsington 22:36, 27 April 2008 (UTC)


Dear Herby, hi, and thanks for Your kind message. It was just what I saw incidentally in the channel (which seems to be my private channel because no one else is there, I wonder why XD ) Kind regards, vertu blessaður, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 12:53, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Regarding Image Express way.jpg[edit]

This image was put under deletion log The picture was taken by Mark D Martin( a user of Flickr). I sent him a Flickr Mail some days ago to ask his permission if I could use his Pic. He replyed by saying that he would love to help Wikipedia. So I posted it, but one of the reviewers( the people who check if the image is under permission or not) have put it under deletion log.Can u please remove the detion plee after checking the licensing. Please Help, and Do REPLY --Manaspunhani 21:34, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Hi - firstly you should ask the admin who deleted the picture if they are prepared to undelete it. If they will not then you need to request undeletion here giving your reasons. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 17:56, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

Regarding Image Express way.jpg[edit]

Its okay now. anyway thanks Manaspunhani 21:34, 29 April 2008 (UTC)


Sure. I've just added extra buttons on my monobook.js, including the welcome one. It will help me on that specific task. Best regards, Lijealso 17:01, 30 April 2008 (UTC)


I see you removed my CSD, no problem I would have given it a chance too. If no content comes up today, would you then mind delete it later? If some content comes up eg, media then leave it :) Best regards --Kanonkas(talk) 07:23, 3 May 2008 (UTC)


Thanks, it's appreciated. -mattbuck (Talk) 08:24, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Will do in future. Thanks for your help. -mattbuck (Talk) 13:39, 3 May 2008 (UTC)


...should have checked User talk:Lycaon before doing this. On the other hand, someone had already voted... Regards, Finn Rindahl 13:11, 3 May 2008 (UTC)


Could you improve the translation of MediaWiki:Uploadtext/ca? You can find the source code of the update here. Thanks. (Sorry for my English level, I'm Catalan).--Joancreus (talk)(talk (ca)) 14:54, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Hopefully done correctly but please check. Do not apologise - your English is much better than my Catalan! Regards --Herby talk thyme 14:57, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Doug youvan[edit]

Why is the analogous page to this one under Commons being deleted for my username Doug youvan 07:30, 5 May 2008 (UTC)?

Some help[edit]

I was wondering if I could get some help of yours. In the late 1800s there was a book published which contained an image which the author identified with the en:Bab. All the newer sources including Balyuzi, H.M. () The Báb: The Herald of the Day of Days, Oxford, UK: George Ronald, pp. p. 16 ISBN 0853980489 which reproduces this image and states "Hájí Siyyid Kázim-i-Rashtí - This photograph was mistakenly identified as one of the Báb by Nicolas in his book "Seyyed Ali Mohammed dit le Báb"." state that the original book was wrong, and it is actually a picture of en:Sayyid Kazim. In Iran where Baha'is are persecuted, the image is used incorrectly, and now there are some Persian Wikipedia editors who are trying to change the name of the image to serve their purposes. The images in question on Commons are Image:Sayyid Kazim Rashti.jpg and Image:Seyed Ali Mohammed Bab.jpg. I was wondering if you could help in this Regards -- Jeff3000 14:32, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Can you take a look at Commons:Administrators' noticeboard#Sayyid_Kazim. The previous admin who acted wants another admin to look into it this time [7]. Regards, -- Jeff3000 16:17, 7 May 2008 (UTC)


Humm, you may be right about that one, I guess I missed my ctrl+c. Oops. Thanks. -mattbuck (Talk) 13:50, 6 May 2008 (UTC)


Ufffff!! All his contribs are out of project scope, and all of them are pdfs. Maybe we should block him, it's improbably that he had done all of them... I begin to delete. Thanks for the information xD. Greetings Rastrojo (DES) 14:13, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

Veuillez vous exercer sur le « bac à sable »[edit]

العربية | বাংলা | čeština | dansk | Deutsch | Deutsch (Sie-Form)‎ | English | español | فارسی | suomi | français | Frysk | עברית | magyar | íslenska | italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | македонски | മലയാളം | Nederlands | norsk nynorsk | norsk | occitan | polski | português | русский | sicilianu | svenska | Türkçe | українська | +/−

Bonjour, Herbythyme/Arc4. Nous sommes enchantés de voir que vous essayez de contribuer sur Commons. Les essais d'édition que vous avez faits sont concluants, cependant, ils ont été annulés par d'autres contributeurs pour ne pas nuire aux articles que vous avez modifiés.

Si vous désirez apprendre comment contribuer sur Wikimedia Commons, un « bac à sable » est à votre disposition pour y faire toutes sortes d'essais. Nous espérons vous compter rapidement parmi les contributeurs du projet ; vous pouvez consulter la page Bienvenue et notre Portail communautaire pour en savoir plus sur nos objectifs et notre fonctionnement. Merci ! Finn Rindahl 18:40, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

I always use lang/fr - it's my initials... ;o) Finn Rindahl 18:41, 8 May 2008 (UTC)


Does this ring a bell to you? We also got a phony permission on OTRS from someone with the same first name and this Flickr account (which curiously stopped working now, after a "We're not accepting that, sorry" reply two days ago...). You know what, I don't believe in coincidences. Patrícia msg 10:28, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Yep - Lawless sock. Blocked, nuked pages - now for the images I guess - thanks (& the vote!) --Herby talk thyme 10:34, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Hum - well I've left some that are not obvious copyvios - any thoughts? --Herby talk thyme 10:40, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Honestly, I'd nuke everything. Look at the metadata of this one, for example. Patrícia msg 10:43, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Ooops - missed that - all gone now! Thanks --Herby talk thyme 10:46, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Thank you! It becomes a matter of trust, really: even if some images look like they could be ok, are we trusting this uploader? It's a hard call, but...
About the vote: I was going through birdy's contribs yesterday, after deleting a couple of speedydeletion-tagged pages (tagged by her), and thought "she could have the tools here". Then today, surprise! Well, hopefully in a week this becomes reality ;). Cheers, Patrícia msg 10:58, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
I have been working on her for a while now :) One to watch in my view (in the good sense of the word!). Cheers --Herby talk thyme 11:04, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

(reset) Looks good! I have been nagging this guy for ages, he's not even replying me any longer when I ask about adminship on Commons ;P. He has been taking care of images on pt.wikipedia since, well, ever. He knows his stuff but stubbornly refuses to be an admin. Can't blame him, it's not very well payed ;). Patrícia msg 11:27, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

I do tend to prefer ones who don't want to be admins (at least not desperately!). It is only about having some extra tools to do the work - why should one person tag a page and another delete if the first person can do both. This one is one of Finn's btw --Herby talk thyme 11:34, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Source Code[edit]

On images that I have generated, should I also be dropping my source code into the discussion page of those images? The intent is to describe the image in a manner that will survive a web site such as [[8]] - which might not be around forever. (The code is owned by me, so there is no IP / copyright issue.) Doug youvan 14:10, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for that. I am not aware that other generated images have source code at all so I guess maybe a note that it is available might be all that is needed? Many thanks --Herby talk thyme 14:37, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
(Yeah, I prefer pics vastly over that other stuff.) So, here is an example - from another contributor - that we can use for this "code discussion". One person might see beauty and another person might see a principle in fluid dynamics. They are both happy with the image as is. A third person, possibly in the field of fluid dynamics, might want to know what is underneath the image in terms of computer code, and ask: Was this years of proprietary work or is there a public-domain, canned program somewhere that could be used to make a similar animated gif in five minutes flat? Let's say the latter is true, but only referenced to a website. Hypothetically, that website disappears ten years from now. From that perspective, it would seem that at least a terse summary of the algorithms should have been deposited - contributor’s option - on the image discussion page. So, placing computer code on a discussion page for a computer-generated image falls between two very different extremes: On the one hand, it is clutter. On the other hand, it enables future work. For now, I'd like to place a limited amount of key computer code behind some of my computer-generated images. Is that a policy issue, or should I proceed? Doug youvan 15:24, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Give me the wonderful images here (mostly) over some content in other places any day! I'm no expert Doug so I think it would be best to post at the help desk - that way you should get people with some better idea on the specific subject. I understand the issues but I'm happy to admit when I am not sufficiently knowledgeable to give a definitive answer. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 15:32, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Moving over there, thanks. Doug youvan 15:45, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
Hey, just do it! It's certainly a good idea! you could try using the <source lang="..."> tag to get sourcecode formatting. Lupo 15:48, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

Your comments to Rocket[edit]

Please do not try and pull rank on any user here - how long you have been here is of interest. However equally you have been here long enough to know than length of service does not equate to being senior in any form. If you disagree take it to an admin board or other forum. Do not wheel war here on Commons - I assure you it will be unwise --Herby talk thyme 12:04, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

He was the person pulling a rank on me lecturing me that this isn't wikipedia. Removing protection from license templates have legal implications, everyone knows this. -- Cat ちぃ? 12:08, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
This isn't Wikipedia. Rocket is one of the most active admins currently. Have a dialogue in a moderate form. Try and work collaboratively. If you can't manage that take it to a public forum.
The statement You shouldn't lecture me weather or not this is wikipedia. I have been around on commons for well over 3 years now. looks to me as though you are implying either power or seniority. Please do not do that - I have a feeling that the community would not be happy --Herby talk thyme 12:14, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
Keep up the one sided warnings, see where that will take us. -- Cat ちぃ? 12:15, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
Back off please - I was writing something for Rocket's page but was interrupted - take it to the community now please --Herby talk thyme 12:20, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
Back off to where? If a single vanal is reading this we may be looking at a possible real-world legal dispute. -- Cat ちぃ? 12:27, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
As is often the case your approach comes over as rather aggressive to me and in this instance towards me. I advised you that length of time in Commons does not equate to being senior in any way - you are well aware of that. So you then have a go at me (while I am typing something up for Rocket's page). Please assume good faith & keep en wp ways out of Commons.
I have said already - take it to a public board to get the input of others. You & Rocket don't agree - don't war - get some other input --Herby talk thyme 12:40, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
Aggressive? I wasn't the person removing protection of other people without a discussion. -- Cat ちぃ? 12:43, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
Your tone to me is aggressive in your interaction with me when I am merely try to get some discussion going. Bear in mind it is not how you see yourself but the impact you have on others. You are welcome to confine this discussion to your talk page as I am obviously watching it however I am will not be online now for a while & feel that your efforts would be best directly to solving the problems that we have rather than anything else - thanks --Herby talk thyme 12:58, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
I am "aggressive" in a sense that I do not want the foundation sued over a mere temporary disagreement. Issue can be discuss while we are not in such a risk. -- Cat ちぃ? 13:07, 10 May 2008 (UTC)


Why did you remove my bot flag request? CoolGirl 14:12, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Listen to me![edit]

I admire Common's practices and policies very much! I don't disregard them. Look at my contributions and you will see that I have made many contributions to Commons. I think it is really fun contributing to Commons and I want a bot flag so that I can contribute even more to Commons. Don't you understand? I am working very hard and you don't appreciate it! CoolGirl 15:55, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

First of all, I never intended to commit a copyright violation. It was a simple mistake! Well what can I say? It wasn't my intention. I am only trying to help Commons. I am already familiar with the policies and rules. My goal is to contribute to this site and to get a bot flag! I really want to be involved in Commons. At least, I'm trying! CoolGirl 16:14, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Your message on my talk page[edit]

First of all, I never intended to commit a copyright violation. It was a simple mistake! Well what can I say? It wasn't my intention. I am only trying to help Commons. I am already familiar with the policies and rules. My goal is to contribute to this site and to get a bot flag! I really want to be involved in Commons. At least, i'm trying! CoolGirl 16:06, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Admin advice[edit]

Hi. I finally took the courage to deal with some newer or older deletion requests, esp. categories. Can you please revise my admin actions from today and advise me if I haven't properly decided or done anything... I just can't get rid of the feeling that I miss doing something important... (If you prefer, answer me here, I watch your talk). Thank you in advance :-) --Spiritia 16:16, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

You are mad not really :) I can see nothing wrong on the ones I looked at. To me being an admin means using your judgement with care & thought and being prepared to admit to being wrong - if you do that then you will be fine.
However - we all have our preferences and I will deal with speedies and things quite happily. Anytime I've tried to deal with a deletion request I seem to have got it wrong!
Please keep up the work you do - watch, listen & try and help where you can - you will not be doing much wrong I assure you. Feel free to ask if you have anything specific you would like me to look at - thanks --Herby talk thyme 17:55, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
Yay, thanks :-) I was particularly worried not to miss some steps from the request archival process or other procedural aspects. Thanks again for the support. Spiritia 21:01, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Disney related poster[edit]

Hello Herbythyme, thanks for this speedy deletion. --Gdgourou 11:56, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

No problem - happy to help, regards --Herby talk thyme 12:52, 14 May 2008 (UTC)


Okay, I've removed all the images except two (see below) of Ivybridge from the Devon Category. bsrboy 17:36, 14 May 2008 (UTC) Image:The Ivy Bridge.jpg

Image:Fore Street at Ivybridge.jpg

Indeed. I've also seen some more images that probably aren't needed in the Category. I'll probably get round to removing some later and adding more important images. By the way is Plymouth and Torbay including in Devon? bsrboy 17:42, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Paris Jefferson[edit]

Because you withdrew the image Paris Jefferson of Wikipedia's page about Paris? (Renee Lawless 22:11, 14 May 2008 (UTC))

Sigh. Blocked, reverted, all images deleted... quack quack. Cheers, Patrícia msg 22:43, 14 May 2008 (UTC)


Hello again Herby! I was wondering if you could review me, look what I should do, what I've done wrong, etc. If you don't mind of course. Thank you, best regards. --Kanonkas(talk) 05:47, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

I've given this a fair bit of thought & I'm going to skip this. This is a wiki & we all do as we see fit. Because I do something & do it in my way does not make me right or wrong compared to others. Sensibly - some things I probably do ok on, some others might look at and say "hey why does he do it like that" - answer - "that is the way I do it"! Look around - copy others who seem to know what they are doing - but remember you may find a better way yourself - you will be fine.
Judging constructive work here will never be easy I guess. However it made me think a bit so when this is not red you may care to take a look at it. I would stress it is not for your benefit but to clarify some thoughts I have - however it may be of interest. I'd hope to get it done this week. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 13:30, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Oh ok, thanks for your advice. Welcome back Herby ;) --Kanonkas(talk) 13:50, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

It's done - feel free to take a look & see if anything helps - regards & thanks! --Herby talk thyme 12:58, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

Template:Location dm[edit]

Hi. Some days ago, I found this template which was in my opinion totally useless. It was just transcluding the (nonexisting) Template:Kennedy Space Center Launch, nothing else. I checked the history and it seems it was more or less a test, nothing more. So, I tagged it with Template:Speedydelete. If I interpretate this log correctly, you restored the page after it was deleted by Zirland and you removed my deletion request with the comment “(trying)”.

I don't really understand this – the template has no use. I asked ABF about this and he just deleted the page… could you perhaps explain why we need this (obviously broken) template? --Church of emacs 13:01, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

I can explain it easily in one sense of the word. Tagging the template put some valid material into the speedily deletable category (images of User:Gnangarra among other). As to why that was I have no idea but undeleting the "useless" template took the images back out from the deletion category. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 08:33, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Hmmm... I am sorry, but I still cant see the sense... I do not really understand what you pointed out :S But if the template is necessary, please undelete it. Regards, abf /talk to me/ 11:37, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
Oh I agree completely - however valid images were in the speedy cat before I undeleted the template & were gone from it when I undeleted it. That is all :) --Herby talk thyme 11:39, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for this clarification --Church of emacs 12:46, 20 May 2008 (UTC)