User talk:JGHowes

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Pocahontas Consolidated Stock Cert question[edit]

Hello- I noted the B&O stock certt, GREAT pic. I own a Pocahontas Consolidated Cert from 1907, cancelled in 1917. I wish to upload the image for an article, HOW do I mark the image to note that its in the Public Domain, much as your B&O cert us nowCoal town guy (talk) 15:57, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Pictogram reply.svg Glad to be of help, Coal town guy. As a certificate published in the U.S. in 1907, it's Public Domain same as File:B&O RR common stock.jpg, so all you need to put in the License section is {{PD-US}}, and the template will do the rest. JGHowes talk - 01:03, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

Crested Saguaro Cactus Location[edit]

I believe the location specified for the image at is incorrect. The location specified (32° 16′ 20″ N, 110° 7′ 0″ W) appears to be well east of Saguaro National Park East (Rincon Mountain District). I recognize the "crested" saguaro cactus you have shared in your image as being located outside the entrance to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (just outside the southern boundary of Saguaro National Park West). I can forward an image file if you'd like to see what it looked like as of last week (not a whole lot different as might be expected given the cactus' growth rate). I thought you might want to consider changing the information on the location of this cactus to {32.244112, -111.167622} for the benefit of individuals who may want to visit this cactus in the future.

Kind regards,

Robert M. Taylor

Symbol confirmed.svg Many thanks for catching that! JGHowes talk - 12:43, 10 May 2015 (UTC)


Aloha! Please inform the user you blocked on his/her talk page. I declined his/her unblock request today. Cheers! C(_) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:29, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

Hedwig in Washington, Many thanks for your message. Indeed, the blockee was notified of the block and the reason for it on his talk page here.  JGHowes talk - 22:53, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
Wooops. I didn't notice that in all the copyvio chaos and his talk page. m( --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:57, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
That's certainly understandable! The block was necessary to prevent the blockee's re-uploading of his previously deleted copyvios and obscuring or falsely stating the source to evade re-deletion, as evidenced by ‎File:Jagtar Singh Hawara.jpg JGHowes talk - 23:22, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
He's pretty creative. Nothing good will come from him, that's what my gut tells me. Well, let's decline and move on. ;-) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:40, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Imagenes del articulo Camargo (Chihuahua)[edit]

Hola, las imagenes que yo subí a Wikimedia son de mi autoria, imagenes que tambien subi a mi cuenta de Facebook y Youtube ("File:Lago Colina.png", "File:Reloj Camargo.jpg", "File:Santa Rosalía.jpg") después con esas imagines contribui a el artículo de Camargo. Pero he visto que las has quitado de ahí ¿entonces quiero saber cómo puedo hacer para que las pueda restablecer?--Lalof3 (talk) 04:32, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

Pictogram reply.svg These were deleted because they appeared to be copyright violations. Lago_Colina.png, for example, has copyright notice "2016, © by "Edd Najera". Unless you, yourself, are Edd Najera, you cannot claim it as your "own work" and re-license it as {{cc-by-sa-4.0}} to make it acceptable on Commons. The same applies to Facebook or YouTube images created by someone other than yourself. JGHowes talk - 12:31, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

Commons Conference project[edit]


I'm writing you as one of the most active Commons users right now. Since a while now, the idea of a dedicated Commons conference has been floating around. But since the last Wikimania concrete steps have been taken to actually make it happen next year. If you're interested in participation or maybe willing to help organize the first ever Commons Conference, I invite you to check out the project page and leave your comments; or just show your support for the idea, by signing up.


--Touzrimounir (talk) 22:18, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

Rico Rossi Leangria Image deletion[edit]

Hey JGHowes, i see you deleted my image. How can i submit proof of ownership of the image to re-upload the file? I don't think it should be removed if its legally my own work and i own the right to distribute it and decide the copyright usage myself. This image is my own photography made with clearance of the prospect to use for wikipedia upload.

Link to File: — Preceding unsigned comment added by FrankKoch (talk • contribs) 09:55, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

Pictogram reply.svg Thanks for contacting me. Wikipedia Commons is a repository of freely-licensed images, that is, where the copyright owner permits derivative and commercial use of his creation by others. If you are the original photographer and copyright holder and wish to do so, please use this Wikimedia OTRS release generator to send permission to the "OTRS" desk:
Once this is done, let me know and I'll undelete the file with the tag {{OTRS pending}}. — JGHowes talk - 13:41, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

Commons:Undeletion requests[edit]

hi, Mr. JGHowes, I write to you because I noticed that he recently restored a file of a certain portrait of the XVIII Century, in line with the PD license, I would like to take advantage of it if I can afford if she would hear this user from where this user was locked up to be a sock, where half of the following deleted files are in accordance with the PD license, this list includes many portraits and paintings, photographs and so on. PD license, with a valid license, where many files were part of wikipedian projects embedded in various wikipedian historical entries. I can ask her if she could take some time to occupy her, obviously does not pretend to restore them all eheheheheeh :

-- 11:46, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

Please keep it![edit]

This is a very important photo, Please keep it, Thank You!

See [1] -- 15:25, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

One Man's Terrorist Is Another Man's Freedom Fighter. -- 15:28, 11 October 2017 (UTC)

The photo I uploaded, Actress Ran Wei, is MY photo.[edit]

I took it on my iphone 2 years ago at an event Ran Wei was attending. She also gives her permission for the photo to be used, even though I am the owner of it and don't need it. Please undelete this photo. I'd of appreciated if you would of asked me first instead of assuming I didn't have the rights to it. Also under the help it says I can give it a Fair Use doctrine. How would I go about doing that? Ranscapture (talk) 22:18, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

Pictogram reply.svg Reply: File:Actress Ran Wei.jpg‎ was tagged for deletion as a Copyright Violation, because it is also found elsewhere on the internet, such as: where it was copyrighted in 2015‎ "All rights reserved"
• ‎imdb 
• Amazon, at ‎ .
Upon reviewing the file, which appears to be of professional quality and in view of the fact that it's been on the internet for more than two years before you uploaded it to Commons, it seems unlikely that you are the photographer and copyright owner.‎ Unless you can provide the original digital file with EXIF data verifying your claim of ownership, we cannot accept the file at Commons. This remains the case since the last time you uploaded this image to Commons on December 9, 2015, and your undelete request was denied.
As to Fair Use, that only applies to a deceased person, where it is impossible to take a freely licensed photograph. JGHowes talk - 22:53, 19 October 2017 (UTC)‎
This is from an iphone... there is no exif data. I took this in december of 2014 at the asians on film event with an iphone. Here is a screenshot of ALL the pictures: . I really cant believe your telling me my picture isnt mine. And the sites you found it on are sites that are auto populated by programs designed to do that. And I allowed Ran to use it as well, so she can upload it to imdb as well. Ranscapture (talk) 03:57, 20 October 2017 (UTC)
Photos taken with iPhones do have EXIF metadata embedded, as do all digital cameras.‎ For example, see File:St Martins NB covered bridge.jpg — that would be evidence that you are the photographer. It's the uploader's obligation to establish copyright ownership. When the photo was previously deleted in January, 2016, your Undeletion request was denied when you did not respond.‎
In view of the above and your other copyright violations, I don't see a basis for Undeletion. JGHowes talk - 12:01, 20 October 2017 (UTC)‎

File:Cathy Gabor.jpg[edit]

Hi there,

This file was deleted for being published elsewhere on the web. The uploader is the owner, and I'm walking them through the OTRS process. Just wanted to leave a heads up for you in case you see it reuploaded (with {{OTRS pending}} this time). --Ryan (Wiki Ed) (talk) 00:33, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

File: Feyes.jpg[edit]

Hi JGHowes. We're Bucle Buclado. I'm writting you because the 25th of october you deleted a file of ours because of a copyright violation. The name of the file was File:Feyes.jpg and the review said "non for a commercial use", but we've a blog and we don't use the file for any commercial use. Being all for now, we'll wait a reply. Regards, Bucle Buclado. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bucle Buclado (talk • contribs) 21:17, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Pictogram reply.svg Thank you for writing, Bucle Buclado. Are you the creator of this collage? What Wikipedia article is it intended for? Apparently this collage was derived from images posted to Flickr and a reviewer of the Flickr license for some, specifically and, found that their license did not allow for commercial use by others — such a restriction is not allowable at Commons and that is why a second reviewer nominated it for deletion due to incompatible license.
I see that you've uploaded it again to Commons as File:New feyes.jpg. Generally speaking, re-uploading previously deleted files is frowned upon. Per Commons Scope, files that are just a personal collection and not realistically useful for an educational purpose, or artwork simply uploaded to showcase the artist's skills, are not allowable at Commons and may be deleted, see Commons:Deletion requests/File:New feyes.jpg. JGHowes talk - 23:49, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

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