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A barnstar for you![edit]

Special Barnstar Hires.png The Special Barnstar
The Special Barnstar is awarded to a user as a gesture of appreciation when there is no other barnstar which would be appropriate.

Thank you for all your hard work! -- Steinsplitter (talk) 20:20, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

About "Smite_generic_logo.jpg" (Third time is the charm)[edit]

I came to check if there was any news on the matter, since I haven't got a single message from anyone at all, but I noticed something: The description and reasons of why the file was deleted was changed to "Copyright violation:".

There is a "small" problem with this: I made that particular version of the file, and I did Not upload it to that website.

I still have the original file on my pc (seems like my paranoia is starting to pay off), stating that it was last modified on December 15, 2013.

I'm trully indignated by this. I've been patient, I've put a good amount of time and effort in all this, only to end but being branded a generic kid uploading stuff they downloaded from somewhere.--Malvodion (talk) 09:39, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi, please send your message to OTRS. Jcb (talk) 14:04, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Sobre File:Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone logo.png[edit]

Hola, Jcb. Hace unos meses subí varios archivos a Wikimedia Commons que fueron borrados, ya que los subí con la licencia incorrecta. Por ejemplo, vos borraste File:Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone logo.png. La pregunta es: ¿cómo podría volver a subir esos archivos pero con una licencia diferente?, ya que Commons no me deja. De antemano, gracias. Facu Carneiro (talk) 22:56, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

A través de Commons:Undeletion requests/Current requests - Jcb (talk) 11:20, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Biografía Carlos Antonio Cifuentes. CC-BY-SA-3.0 y GFDL[edit]

Hola Jcb, gusto de saludarle. Puede usted ayudarme con este permiso, por favor. Un Saludo.--Deucaleon (talk) 03:42, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Hola Jcb. El permiso de la autora, ya había sido enviado el 5 de junio de 2014, a las 18:08hrs. Lo volveré a enviar nuevamente desde mi correo. Saludos. --Deucaleon (talk) 14:46, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
Por favor, ten paciencia. Somos pocos en OTRS. Jcb (talk) 14:47, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
Muchas gracias Jcb por confirmar el archivo. Saludos.--Deucaleon (talk) 15:58, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

File:Seal of the Southern Cherokee Nation of Kentucky, Inc.png[edit]

You deleted this file as some type of copyright infringement. I am on the National Council of the Southern Cherokee Nation of Kentucky and that seal you deleted is ours to post on Wiki Commons as we see fit. Please restore the seal to Wikimedia Commons and the Southern Cherokee Nation of Kentucky Wiki article. Wado.

Please send a valid permission to OTRS. Jcb (talk) 15:19, 13 June 2014 (UTC)


Hi Johann, his wife shots the photo, sorry but I seem obvious that the camera is owner of the man and the woman grants the permissions and the free license for use it. They are newbies, they don't know our policies Ezarateesteban 09:42, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

I understand they are newbies, that's why we have to give explanations and ask questions. We are in place to guide them through policies, not to help them breaking policies. Jcb (talk) 15:38, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/All pictures uploaded by User:Riesending-bergwachtfotos[edit]

There is still ongoing debate on your decision, you may confirm what I wrote knowing the OTRS-Mails. Thanks -Riesending-bergwachtfotos (talk) 09:33, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

I have put the discussion on my watch list. I will keep an eye on it. Jcb (talk) 09:50, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

File:Scoundrel 4.jpg[edit]

Hola Jcb. He visto que has eliminado File:Scoundrel 4.jpg por violación de copyright. La página que mencionas o sea esta, así como su contenido, es publicada bajo la licencia CC-BY-SA. Podrías por favor verificar y avisarme si es posible restaurar el archivo. Un saludo, Jmvkrecords Intra Talk 18:54, 21 June 2014 (UTC).

Verificado y restaurado. Jcb (talk) 20:54, 21 June 2014 (UTC)
Dank u! Jmvkrecords Intra Talk 22:42, 21 June 2014 (UTC).

Sorry, but I disagree. Wikia content could be release with that licence, but pictures aren't. Just notice than, in the same link, they shows "Pirates of the Caribean" logo. That is not content with free licence. As two users explained me on february, Wikia got a global licence, but doesn`t mean all content is free. See the picture: low quality, probably screenshot. Description says: "One of "Scoundrel of the Seas" flags from POTCO game". In my opinion has no chance to be "free content". Cheers. --Ganímedes (talk) 13:01, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

We can use the Precautionary principle to delete it again... sorry. Is not possible to know that the image is correctly uploaded on Wikia. Licence is right, but... Regards, Jmvkrecords Intra Talk 16:52, 22 June 2014 (UTC).
Ok, deleted again. Thanks for the input both of you. Jcb (talk) 17:15, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Mass Delete these Photos[edit]

Dear Admin Jcb,

Can you file a mass DR on these photos? They are copyrighted. The uploader states that these sculptures were carved by Henri Bouchard but he died in 1960 in France and Commons has a template not to upload such images. Please help. --Leoboudv (talk) 04:42, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

When I came back from a long wikibreak last year, I decided to try not to involve myself in Freedom of Panorama related issues, to keep myself out of trouble. I still think that was a good decision. E.g. User:Jameslwoodward will be able to advice you in this case. Jcb (talk) 10:50, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
From time to time I, too, have tried staying out of FOP cases -- your decision is a good one.
I agree with Leoboudv that these are all derivative works and should be deleted. I suggest you use Visual File Change to put the DRs on them. .     Jim . . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 12:37, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Bedeutende Luftfoto für die Architektur - File:Orphanage-1a.Aldo van Eyck.jpg[edit]

Hi Jcb, am 11.11.2013 haben Sie geschrieben: "Ich kann das Bild wieder setzen, wenn wir eine gültige Genehmigung durch OTRS erhalten." - Der Copyrightbesitzer "Aviodrome Collectiebeheer in Lelystad" hat am 3.6.2014 das schriftliche Copyright an Commons geschickt. Commons hat es wie folgt registriert:

Ticket#: 2014 0603 1000 5416 und Ticket#: 2014 0603 1000 5425

Darf ich Sie freundlich fragen, die Luftfoto wieder zu setzen, resp. wieder zu aktivieren. Für Ihre Mühe zum voraus besten Dank. User:Leuk2 User talk:Leuk2 13:15, 22. Juni 2014 (UTC)

Das Ticket ist in unserer Warteschlange. Tickets werden in der Reihenfolge des Eingangs bearbeitet. Jcb (talk) 11:38, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Das Copyright von 4 Zeichnungen (Diagoon 1.Herman Hertzberger.jpg) wurde am 3.6.2014 an Permissions geschickt. Nach einem Tag, am 4.6.2014, waren die Zeichnungen aktiviert! User:Leuk2 14:30, 22. Juni 2014 (UTC)

Ich verstehe nicht, warum Sie ein DE-1 Benutzer belästigen, um die Priorität auf Ihre DE Ticket zu bekommen. Bitte warten in Geduld. Jcb (talk) 13:23, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Im deutschsprachigen Raum hat man einen guten Vorbildtext für das Copyright von andern Autoren. Leuk2 16:30, 22. Juni 2014 (UTC)

File:Orphanage-1a.Aldo van Eyck.jpg aus Amsterdam ist aktiviert durch den deutschen Benutzer Krd. Leuk2 12:00, 8. Juli 2014 (UTC)


First, I don't know what is the relationship between OTRS and license reviewer , there is no mistakes in the files I reviewed from (Flickr , Picasa .. etc) and there is no reason to revoke this right from me! Second, You treat me as "stupid" without any respect ! I know it is a mistake, but it ordinary not basic as you said! because it came from (like official) email (not free email) and include right license and I search it in google and tineye and didn't find another website host it, there is no there is no suspicious thing , so I add a ticket. I admit (and do not deny) that is a mistake, but I think you should not rush in harsh judgments , specially it first time for me and I join the team in less than one month! and this mistake is 1% of all permissions I made, you check my last approved tickets yourself, and found it is right, I'm also not a junior or newcomer, I'm also administrator in wikipedia and active at Wikimedia/Wikipedia from 2009 so what experiences you talk about , and how can I gain experiences (as you said) and you behead my head from first mistake! --Ibrahim.ID 02:36, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

About half of your permissions were bad. I did not (yet) check your reviewer activity, but you obviously do not have sufficient knowledge of copyright to have additional rights. People need to trust review-templates. They cannot if we give the rights to unexperienced people. Jcb (talk) 06:08, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
How could you say «About half of your permissions were bad» then say «I did not (yet) check your reviewer activity» !!! are you serious ?! are you revoke the right before check my permissions?!!
Unfortunately, all you calculations is not right, because you only reverted 4 files from 27 files I have reviewed:
  • File:Gary Marks.jpg right OTRS ticket you checked it yourself.
  • File:Monica Wehby.jpg came from right place, just need photographer name only !
  • deleted file
  • File:Sandra Maas1.jpg not depicted person, it came from real person with real name and email , she use a right licenses with perfect template, but we discover (including you) that she is not the real Author (nobody can sure 100% before) , neither you nor anyone can detect the right author because there is no sources in google or tinyeye and there is nothing is suspicious .
I know that I should be more careful ,but I didn't make willful violation or ignore the guidelines.
If you think that I'm inexperienced , this is your «personal point of view» only, there are an administrator in Meta accept my OTRS volunteering request, and in commons: there are two administrators support me in the request and the third neutral user give me the right ! you should respect the opinions of others, Wikimedia Commons is not yours and the administrative permissions are not depend on personal opinion, so please reconsider it , Because your decision is hasty and too rough --Ibrahim.ID 11:23, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
I think you don't get the point yet. Do you e.g. clearly understand the English word 'depicted'? You may wish to reconsider your Babel information, EN-2 may be more in line with your real knowledge of English. Jcb (talk) 15:23, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
OK, let's talk about my English skills! what else? I think if someone made a mistake or doesn't know , the other one must assume a good faith and discuss it with him. Are you did? No, you took your decision immediately and treat me with contempt since a first time. --Ibrahim.ID 00:49, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
Administrators are allowed to assign or remove those rights at their own discretion. If a user turns out not to be capable, rights may be removed immediately. Your comments afterward clearly confirmed (not even taking into account the poor English) that you are too unfamiliar at the moment with copyright to have reviewer rights. Jcb (talk) 21:10, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Jean-Yves Lechevallier[edit]

Hello Jcb, in the series of pictures uploaded by User:DDupard concerning artworks of Jean-Yves Lechevallier, link to ticket : , the picture File:Polypores Fountain. Jean Yves Lechevallier.jpg has not yet that ticket, probably the ticked discussion Commons:Deletion requests/File:Cristaux.jpg crossed the upload of this latest image. User:DDupard is a beginner. Does the ticket account for this picture or do DDupard and the artist have to repeat the procedure for another ticket? Greetings. --Havang(nl) (talk) 15:20, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

The permission is generic and we also received a new message to the ticket to notify us that new files were added. I have marked them as confirmed. Jcb (talk) 15:49, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

File:Barbage à l'Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon le 10 juin 2014 (photo La Barbe à Lyon).jpg[edit]

Dear Jcb, I have looked for the author and found her three days ago. The author of this photo is Laura Tangre, she is a professionnal photographer she has sent the evidence of permission and licence GFDL / Cc-by-sa to " " (on July 15th) And I m going to write her name under the photo (elle "donne son autorisation pour publier cette œuvre sous la licence GFDL / Cc-by-sa"

I hope nothing is missing now. If something is missing, please tell me.
Best regards --Mocaya (talk) 08:27, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
Messages to OTRS are processed at a regular base, but not daily. Once someone of us deals with it and finds the permission in order, we will mark the file as confirmed. Jcb (talk) 09:35, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi, the file is ok now, the author has sent her permission on july. Thanks for your attention.--Mocaya (talk) 07:32, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

File:La Barbe université de la gastronomie à Tours - Rencontres François Rabelais 09 11 2013.jpg[edit]

Message to User :Jcb Dear Jcb, I have looked for the author and found her three days ago. The author does not want to see her name on Wikipédia but I sent sent the evidence of permission to " "

I hope nothing is missing now. If something is missing, please tell me.
Best regards --Mocaya (talk) 09:08, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
Messages to OTRS are processed at a regular base, but not daily. Once someone of us deals with it and finds the permission in order, we will mark the file as confirmed. Jcb (talk) 09:35, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi, the file is ok now, the author has sent her permission on july. Thanks for your attention.--Mocaya (talk) 07:32, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Ok. I've been absent for a while this summer, but I have started to have a look at the backlogs again. Jcb (talk) 20:51, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:2012 07 05 Yael Abecassis.JPG[edit]

Hi Jcb, I was very surprized to see that you closed the deletion request 1 hour and 40 minutes after I opened the request, with the closing comment: " nominated for the same reason three months ago and kept. No valid deletion reason. Commons is not censored." Since the first request was closed with "no reason given", and I gave a valid reason according with the policy of Wikimedia founation Resolution:Media about living people the reason of your closing is not correct. I ask you to reopen the deletion request and give the other users in Commons the chance to express their opinion. Thanks Hanay (talk) 04:46, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

I read that resolution and it doesn't give any reason for this particular case. We cannot delete pictures with a valid license just because the subject or her agent doesn't like it. I don't know how experienced you are at OTRS, but requests like this come in on a daily base and much colleagues just explain to the subject that their permission is not needed for a picture taken in a public place. Imagine what would happen if we would fulfil these requests. The stream of censorship requests just because e.g. someones hair is in the wrong direction would become unmanagable. I cannot read your Hebrew answer, but please explain to her agent that her permission is not needed for a picture depicting her in a public place and that we don't do courtesy deletions if there is no apparent reason. There is nothing wrong with this picture. Jcb (talk) 10:42, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Escudo de Chipiona.svg[edit]

You tagged this file missing permission or author and I tried to help a colleague heraldist who may be absent for some time. As far as I can see both details are given like with plenty (maybe +100) coats of arms this user has drawn and uploaded with the identical file details. What is specifically wrong with this file, pls? -- Maxxl² - talk 10:47, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Ok, I've seen this thread only yet, I've converted this completely arbitrarily tagging to a regular DR, because Jcb is an admin and has reinserted the SD. User: Perhelion (Commons: = crap?)12:17, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
Ok, I will respond to the DR later today. Jcb (talk) 13:33, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Bruno Choel.jpg[edit]

Hi, I noticed you deleted File:Bruno Choël.png. Another file, with a different picture but the same quality has been uploaded by the same user: File:Bruno Choel.jpg. If you see any possible copyright violation here too, please do act. Elfix 13:09, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, I have started a DR. (Later today I will be leaving for a few weeks, this edit may be my last edit before 17 August) - Jcb (talk) 16:57, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Passage 907 - Henrijean.jpg[edit]

Hello. I noticed you deleted "Passage 907 - Henrijean.jpg" & "Passage 504.jpg" whereas I've asked a special authorisation by email at I work with the author and he allows the publication of the pictures under a cc-by-sa-3.0 licence. It has already been done with the following files : - Adam - Henrijean.jpg - Autoportrait- Henrijean.jpg - Curiculum Vitae - Henrijean.jpg - Le temps d'une seconde - Heanrijean.jpg How should I proceed to have the same kind of authorisation for the two more recent works ? Thank you. Best regards. --Nimbus08 (talk) 15:13, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Although it may take a while before you get an answer, this should be dealt with by email. Jcb (talk) 17:16, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Marco Aarnink.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Marco Aarnink.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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JurgenNL (talk) 09:23, 30 July 2014 (UTC)


Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:EricVerberne.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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JurgenNL (talk) 16:09, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Julio Ríos Gallego 2014.JPG[edit]

Hi. I spoke to someone about this today at Wikimania, and I hope you don't mind me being bold but I have reverted the authorship to as originally stated - if nothing else we can work on the basis that the author should be attributed as they wish, and there's nothing to stop someone wishing to be attributed as someone else. I have started a discussion on this general topic at Commons:Village_pump#Authorship_for_images_where_subject_is_not_the_photographer_but_is_the_person_who_sets_things_up, which you may want to join in once you get back from your holiday (?). -mattbuck (Talk) 22:50, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

@mattbuck, in this case it is not true that the photographer stated that she wants to be named as her husband. The depicted person didn't state such a thing either. Only the uploader claims such a thing, but in this case she (Marinna) is clearly the one to blame, because she caused the initial confusion by sending standard texts to several people in which those people claim to be the author and/or copyright holder of a picture depicting them. Jcb (talk) 17:09, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
I don't doubt there's confusion, but I think we can just let this one slide. The uploader's happy, the subject/author are allegedly happy, it's all gone away. There are certainly issues with communicating in non-native languages, I think it can be chalked up to that. -mattbuck (Talk) 20:06, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Ok, but only this one. I will keep an eye on this uploader. Jcb (talk) 21:01, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Permisos OTRS (Lorenzo Peirano (1), Lorenzo Peirano (2) y Poemas de Lorenzo Peirano (2014))[edit]

Hola Jcb. Puede usted ayudarme con este, este y este archivo. De antemano, muchas gracias. Saludos.--Deucaleon (talk) 21:55, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

File:Solidus Tiberius Petasius.jpg[edit]

Restored with proper license. --SJuergen (talk) 21:51, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Your deletion of Gabor B. Racz photo[edit]

I just discovered that you removed File:Dr. Gabor B. Racz.jpg citing the reason No OTRS permission for 30 days. On June 24, 2014, written permission was sent under the license Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 to permissions-en on June 24, 2014. Permission was sent for all the photos. Was there something else I had to do? The article was nominated for GA status, and a reviewer has contacted me, so please advise at your earliest possible convenience. Thank you in advance.... AtsmeConsult 04:08, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

I see you also sent an email today, which is already responded by a colleague. Jcb (talk) 16:02, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I sent an email to permissions trying to get this issue resolved before the GA review begins. First time I've ever had to hunt down a work for hire head shot photog to get permission after the author/owner of the photo granted permission. AtsmeConsult 19:21, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

images illustrant l'article français La Barbe[edit]

Bonjour, I need help, Green Giant a laissé un message incompréhensible menaçant de supprimer toutes les photos illustrant l'article français LA BARBE. (I have received a message by Green Giant that I do not understand at all, because the permissions have already benne sent by the authors and the tickets delivered.

  Les permissions ont pourtant déjà été envoyées par les auteurs .
  Et les numéros de ticket ont ensuite  été délivrés.
   Je ne comprends pas du tout, pouvez-vous venir à mon secours ? : thanks, regards   cordialement,     Mocaya  --Mocaya (talk) 09:01, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Please ignore the Green Giant message. I have forwarded an email message to you with the open question. Jcb (talk) 11:35, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi, the file is ok now, the last author Jean Adoua(for the yellow photo in Toulouse is back from holidays and has sent his permission . Thanks for your attention.--Mocaya (talk) 07:32, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Motherwell FC logo.png[edit]

Hoi Jcb, de release van deze afbeelding is een beetje op het randje. Denk je dat je nog even met die club in contact kan treden om het echt duidelijk te krijgen? Op irc hadden mensen het nu over verwijdering en dat zou natuurlijk zonde zijn. Multichill (talk) 13:06, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Op het randje misschien, hoewel in ieder geval strict genomen voldoende. Ik stel voor dat we ons eerst op echte problemen richten, op lekken als Hanay, die stug door blijven gaan PermissionOTRS te plakken op afbeeldingen waarvan wij niet eens weten wie de auteur is. Die het voldoende vinden dat een of andere "groep" blijkbaar een fototoestel kan bedienen, of die denken dat 'auteur' hetzelfde is als 'afgebeelde persoon'. Als die mensen de hand boven het hoofd wordt gehouden, zoals hier en hier, dan denk ik dat het weinig zin heeft om ons bezig te gaan houden met oude tickets die strict genomen wel correct zijn, maar niet helemaal optimaal. Jcb (talk) 13:22, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Don't shoot the messenger. Bijvoorbeeld user:Natuur12 wilde het al gaan nomineren voor verwijdering. Multichill (talk) 13:33, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Ehhh, hou mijn offwiki gebrabbel er even buiten wil je. Ik was helemaal niks van plan. Natuur12 (talk) 13:44, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Sorry Natuur12, dan heb ik dat verkeerd begrepen. Mijn excuses. Multichill (talk) 15:51, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

OTRS tickets[edit]

Please, it doesn't seem like you read Hebrew, Your deletion requests aren't looking in good faith and wasting my time restoring files that were deleted. I request you to ask me if you have concerns regarding a ticket. Thanks and have a nice day. matanya talk 09:54, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi :), Can you please stop opening del request on valid OTRS tickets. If you have a personal problem with someone you should speak with this person and not starting DR on files with valid OTRS tickets. Have a nice day. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:15, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
Tickets were clearly invalid. You have speedy kept copyright violations. It's a shame. Jcb (talk) 15:17, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

File:Photo of Joe McKinney by Lili Forberg.jpg[edit]

Jcb, I noticed you just changed the author of File:Photo of Joe McKinney by Lili Forberg.jpg from Lili Forberg to Maura Lanahan, but didn't change the description which says it is by Lili Forberg and links to Lili Forberg's web site (these details apparently all originated with the original uploader). IMDB has a copy of the photo as well, and they credit it as "Photo by Lili Forberg." Why did you change the identify of the author? Is there a reason you didn't also change the description and the file name, if Lili Forberg is not the correct author? —RP88 (talk) 21:18, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Oops, I rechecked it. Ticket contains two pictures and two permissions. Lili Forberg is correct for this one. Jcb (talk) 21:26, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, are you also going to undo your file move? —RP88 (talk) 21:28, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Do you wish me to move it back? It's unusual (but not forbidden) to have the author's name in the file name. Jcb (talk) 21:37, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
To be honest, I don't really care, either name is fine with me. I just asked I because I only relatively recently got the "file mover" right, am probably over-conscious of the rules for file renaming at Commons:File renaming, and thus still keeping an eye out for examples to inform me about how Commons renames occur in practice. —RP88 (talk) 21:49, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Probelm with file[edit]

Hi Jcb, i do need your help, can i send you mail? FrankCreist (talk) 19:32, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

You can mail us at . If you want me to answer it, you may place 'for Jcb' in the subject. Jcb (talk) 20:30, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Deletion of ASV files which did have OTRS permission[edit]

You just deleted some files whose names all started with "ASV" (see list below), with the reason "No OTRS permission for 30 days".

However, the OTRS permission email was sent by the photographer concerned on 1 August (copy below).

I am the person who uploaded the photos, because the photographer prefers not to do that himself, and I have never used the OTRS system before so I am not sure where to proceed with this. What is the problem that caused the files to be deleted, and what can I do to fix it? --Gronk Oz (talk) 00:12, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Copy of OTRS Permission email[edit]

From: Perry Vlahos [] 
Sent: Friday, 1 August 2014 17:17
To: ''
Subject: Images

I hereby affirm that I, Perry Vlahos, am the creator and sole owner of the exclusive copyright of the following photographs:

· Setting up telescopes at Leon Mow Dark Sky Site.jpg ‎

· at the VicSouth Desert Spring Star Party.jpg ‎

· Setting up for observing at VicSouth Star Party.jpg ‎

· John Dobson addressing the Astronomical Society of Victoria.jpg ‎

· Preparing the 25-inch telescope for the Star-Be-Cue.jpg ‎

· Star Party 05 PV Talk Cropped.jpg ‎

· Santa Claus solar observing at Star-Be-Cue.jpg ‎

I agree to publish that work under the free license "Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0".

I acknowledge that by doing so I grant anyone the right to use the work in a commercial product or otherwise, and to modify it according to their needs, provided that they abide by the terms of the license and any other applicable laws.

I am aware that this agreement is not limited to Wikipedia or related sites.

I am aware that I always retain copyright of my work, and retain the right to be attributed in accordance with the license chosen. 
Modifications others make to the work will not be claimed to have been made by me.

I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement, and that the content may or may not be kept permanently on a Wikimedia project.

Perry Vlahos [] 
Creator and sole copyright owner of these works.
1st August 2014
As far as I can see, I only deleted files that were not mentioned in the ticket and I kept all files that were mentioned in the ticket. Which file you are talking about? Jcb (talk) 11:14, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply, Jcb. The files of concern are two which are used in the ASV's article:
  • ASV John Dobson addressing the Astronomical Society of Victoria.jpg
  • ASV Observing at the VicSouth Desert Spring Star Party.jpg
The first file seems to be covered by the authorization; what did I miss?
I do notice that the second file had a slightly different name: the authorization note omitted the prefix "ASV". So if I reload that under the changed name, can I use the existing authorization note, or will I need a new one? --Gronk Oz (talk) 14:55, 7 September 2014 (UTC)
Ok, I seem to have overlooked the first one. I have restored that file. For the second file, please ask the photographer to send us a message in which he states that the permission also applies to that file. If he refers to OTRS ticket number 2014080110006157, we will easily connect it to this case. Jcb (talk) 16:27, 7 September 2014 (UTC)


hoi jcb! kijk eens ik heb een filmpje gemaakt over atoomijsbrekers!! ik hoop dat je het leuk vind

  • :-P - Jcb (talk) 15:52, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

File:Aguará Rugby Club.jpg‎[edit]

Hi Jcbǃ File:Aguará Rugby Club.jpg‎. The president of the Aguara Rugby Club already sent you the email communication granting permission. Thank You.

Ok. It may take some time before it gets handled, we have quite a backlog at OTRS. Jcb (talk) 17:35, 12 October 2014 (UTC)


Dag Johan. De files van genaamde gebruiker zitten al maanden in de pijplijn en als niet-OTRS lid lijkt dit een probleemgeval dat niet opgelost raakt. De enige boodschap die overkomt is die van : "er zijn mails aangekomen maar ze zijn niet helemaal in orde". Dat betekent voor een gewone gebruiker : Volg de regels en verwijder die bestanden. Ze kunnen nog altijd hersteld worden als ze achteraf bonafide blijken te zijn. Blijkbaar kunnen sommigen met veel meer wegkomen dan anderen...
Daarenboven is hij nogal hardleers. Ik (en anderen) hebben al herhaaldelijk de categorie structuur uitgelegd (en aangepast) voor het catalogeren van biologische soorten. Ook dat levert niets of weinig op. Hij klaagt enkel dat dat te veel werk is. De uitdrukking Wat baten kaars en bril als den uil niet zienen wil is hier zeer van toepassing. Mvg,  Biopics 10:08, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Hi Johan. I've blocked this user for a short time (2 weeks) due to continued disruption such as this violation of your warning, and further hostility toward FredD and others on his (Biopics's) talk, for which I've also removed talk access. INeverCry 10:37, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
    • @INeverCry, thanks! - @Biopics, zoals je op mijn gebruikerspagina hebt kunnen zien, heb ik wel toegang tot OTRS. Ik heb de toestemmingen zien langskomen. Het gaat om generieke vrijgaven van grote hoeveelheden afbeeldingen. Een complicatie hierbij is dat een deel van de verklaringen van auteurs in het Frans zijn gedaan. Ik weet niet of je een idee hebt hoeveel mensen op OTRS Frans spreken in verhouding tot het aantal binnenkomende Franstalige berichten? Ik zal het je verklappen: veel te weinig. In de praktijk behandel ik veel Franstalige mails, met mijn zeer beperkte kennis van het Frans, omdat een ander er simpelweg niet aan toekomt. In het geval van FredD hebben een paar collega's de zaak opgepakt en zijn er ook al afbeeldingen gemarkeerd. Voor zover ik gezien heb zijn de toestemmingen in orde en is het FredD niet te verwijten dat we er nog een hele kluif aan hebben om het allemaal op de juiste manier te verwerken. Je interfereert met deze verwerking door de files te blijven taggen. Ik wil dat je de uploads van FredD met rust laat. En net als de collega die je geblokkeerd heeft, beschik ook ik over de juiste knopjes om deze woorden kracht bij te zetten als dat nodig is. Jcb (talk) 17:32, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I'm really sad I had to push it that far, it never happened in 8 years of wiki... Best regards, FredD (talk) 00:14, 31 October 2014 (UTC)

Fichier supprimé de la page Yves Gomy[edit]

Bonjour Jcb, Désolé, mais le fichier que vous avez supprimé de la page Yves Gomy n'était pas le même que celui qui avait été supprimé par la "communauté" faute de licence suffisante. Le fichier replacé est un travail personnel, libre de tout droit. Ce serait bien de le rétablir ne pensez-vous pas ? Merci. --Erwan de Kerhister (talk) 11:26, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Peut-être qu'il est un fichier différent, mais il est une violation de la même œuvre représentée. Jcb (talk) 12:31, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

Picture that I uploaded to Commons[edit]


I have been experiencing difficulties this morning with my email service, so I just wanted to know if you received my reply to your letter regarding this photo:

Thank you very much for all your work here on Wikimedia Commons, and if you did not receive my letter, please let me know, and I will send it again when my email service is back to normal.

All the best, Dontreader (talk) 18:13, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

I did receive your message and just wrote a response. Everything seems fine now. Jcb (talk) 18:23, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
Ah yes, I think it arrived while I was writing on your talk page. Thanks again! Dontreader (talk) 19:05, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Thank you for the essential work that you do here on Commons. Your time, work and courtesy are very much appreciated! Dontreader (talk) 19:10, 5 November 2014 (UTC)


Hallo. I uploaded this file and asked David Gruber (the person on photo) himself to send email to OTRS. Webpages are his webpages, photos are published here, and email should originate from the same domain. The photographer of these photographs (including the one in question) is Slava Slavik, friend of Mr. Gruber who made the photos for him. What additional information or explanation should I provide or ask to provide? Thank you. Zephram (talk) 15:51, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

We need to receive permission from Slava Slavik, not from David Gruber. The copyright holder of a picture is the photographer, not the depicted person. Jcb (talk) 15:56, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

File:David Clarke 1.png[edit]

I see you added OTRS permission for this file. The file was uploaded by BiertonCorrespondent as "own work". Is it now OK to remove the warning at User talk:BiertonCorrespondent#File tagging File:David Clarke 1.png and separate warnings be added each for File:Clarke David.jpg and File:David Clarke.jpg?

I saw that you've changed the author's name from "BiertonCorrespondent" to "David Clarke". Is this OK to do on Commons? The same thing might be considered unintentional outing on Wikipedia.

Finally, just for reference, there's another editor named 519Clarke who's currently blocked for repeated copyvios claiming a derivative of the File:Borstal_Boy_Opera_News_Pt_1.webm uploaded by "BiertonCorrespondent" as their "own work". The 519Clarke file which was deleted can be seen here. 519Clarke tried to readd the photo to Wikipedia with this edit by external link. So, it looks as if there are two editors claiming essentially the same file as "own work", but I cannot tell if both editors are the same person, or if either is the same David Clarke who created this photobucket page. Any ideas as to what is going on? Thanks in advance. - Marchjuly (talk) 02:57, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Normally we do not remove tagging notifications, but the user himself is allowed to remove them from his talk page. They are just notifications. Regarding the author field, we have to update it if the author is not the uploader and the name of the uploader is in the author field. Whatever they may call it at some local Wikipedia version, here at Wikimedia Commons we consider it necessary to obey the license terms. Regarding the picture, if I get an OTRS ticket to process about it, I will scrutinize it like I always do. Jcb (talk) 06:52, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for the reply and clarification. Does Commons have any rules regarding multiple accounts? English Wikipedia has en:WP:MULTIPLE, but I'm not sure if that applies here. - Marchjuly (talk) 07:55, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
We have Commons:SOCK. Jcb (talk) 08:04, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
Just for reference. BiertonCorrespondent has been blocked indefinitely on en:Special:Contributions/BiertonCorrespondent for abusing multiple accounts. Not sure if that affects anything on Commons. - Marchjuly (talk) 13:13, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
In principle this doesn't affect Commons, but if the user starts causing trouble at Commons as well, CheckUsers from both projects will exchange information and deal with it. Jcb (talk) 17:40, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
Understand. Thanks for the clarification. - Marchjuly (talk) 01:04, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

File:Friedhof Lilienthalstraße, Plan.jpg[edit]

Hi, you confirmed OTRS permission for this file, but forgot to add a license. Could you pls. have another look. Thx. --JuTa 17:44, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

The same applies to File:MGabSmulders 2014 11 07 0368.jpg. --JuTa 18:59, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the notification, fixed both. Jcb (talk) 19:30, 23 November 2014 (UTC)[edit]

Hallo Jcb Du hast in diesem Artikel Fotos gelöscht... eine Diskussion über diese Fotos fand hier:

statt und wurden positiv beantwortet

(die Bilder sind von mir)

darf ich deine Löschung rückgängig machen? viele Grüße Oskar --Flussbus (talk) 22:59, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Nein, sehe hier. Die dargestellte Objekt ist urheberrechtlich geschützt. Jcb (talk) 23:16, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Reː Lorenzo Enrique Peirano (1939 - Chile).[edit]

Saludos Jcb. Según la información que tengo, en un principio se pensó que la propietaria de los derechos de autor era Silvana Giancaspero, pues Alphonso Peirano no tuvo hijos. Myriam Giancaspero –quien dono la imagen en 1998–, tiene 80 años y además afectada con la enfermedad de Alzheimer. Yo envié un correo a Silvana Giancaspero, y Lorenzo Peirano está intentando conseguir su teléfono particular. Ella es sobrina de Myriam Giancaspero, pero al parecer ella no es propietaria de los derechos. La imagen tiene más de 70 años, y por lo que veo nadie tiene derechos sobre este archivo, es de dominio público. Un saludo. --Deucaleon (talk) 13:19, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

Para saber si entró en el dominio público, hay que saber quien fue el fotógrafo y cuando murió. Jcb (talk) 13:41, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
Según Lorenzo Peirano, el fotógrafo fue su tío Alphonso Peirano, hermano mayor del retratado, quien falleció en 1941. La fotografía fue realizada el 21 de agosto de 1939, según la inscripción que aparece al reverso. Saludos cordiales.--Deucaleon (talk) 18:46, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
Entonces sí, pertenece al dominio público. Jcb (talk) 18:57, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
Muchas gracias por tu amable gestión Jcb, Saludos. --Deucaleon (talk) 19:06, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

Ayuda con archivo[edit]

Perdona la molestia Jcb, me puedes ayudar, por favor, con la confirmación de este archivo Jorge Teillier Sandoval (1965). De antemano muchas gracias. Saludos. --Deucaleon (talk) 19:19, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

Si el permiso está en OTRS, un día vamos a tratarlo. (No voy a buscar). Jcb (talk) 19:46, 1 December 2014 (UTC)

Your revdel on Trijnstel's talk page[edit]

Jcb, your revdel on Trijnstel's talk page can you please explain for what reason you did that? Is it because of Natuur12's totally false assertion that Trijnstel's "private" email has been made public.

I'm not sure if you know, but:

  • clearly states : CheckUser-l list run by risker.wp at, cooties at, cooties at, jamesofur at, tiptoety at, at, danny.leinad at, matanya at, billinghurst at, barras-ps at, trijnstel at

Trijnstel's email address is one of the most public email addresses amongst all of us. So there is no privacy violation in this instance, if that was the reason for your revdel. Surely you would now I would have very carefully checked this before deciding to leaving the email address intact to prove the email was genuine. I would ask you not to take everything you read at face value.

I'll be replying in that thread in due course but you may wish to mention the above yourself. There's more misinformation there at the moment than there is in a Jen Psaki press briefing. :) russavia (talk) 13:20, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

I am thoroughly aware of the circumstances. In my decission to revdel the links to the private email message (not just the address), I have taken various aspects into account and have decided that is was the most appropriate to revdel the links. You know that I am not alone in this point of view. Jcb (talk) 14:10, 2 December 2014 (UTC)

OTRS image problem[edit]

Last month you added an OTRS ticket to File:Todd Mason.png but never added the agreed copyright tag to the image. I was doing some unlicenced image history checks and noticed this one. Maybe you can fix it. Thanks Ww2censor (talk) 00:47, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Fixed. Thanks for the notification. Jcb (talk) 10:03, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:St. Bernardus Prior 8.jpg[edit]

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Deletion of KevinMichaelSmitz.jpg[edit]

Hello Jcb,

I appreciate your hard work on W.C. However, I am afraid the recent deletion of KevinMichaelSmitz.jpg could be a simple misunderstanding. The picture license has been sent to some time ago. It has been resent again yesterday. Therefore, I would be greatful if you could restore it. Thank you. AlainMichelParis (talk) 08:06, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

The permission is not valid. On 12 November we explained to Kevin Michael Smitz that permission normally has to come from the photographer, not from the depicted person. He never answered our message. Jcb (talk) 16:52, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Picture of Pierre Karl Péladeau[edit]

Hi mate! I was wondering, I just send to COMMONS the email I received from the people that are in charge of this photo, and nobody accepted it... Can you check if any emails were received for me please, it'll be great! Thank you very much!

Here the photo:

--SharQc (talk) 19:42, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

No, tickets are processed in order of entrance. You cannot bypass the queue this way. Jcb (talk) 02:42, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Yeonmi Park[edit]

Hi. I saw you deleted this file / Commons:Deletion requests/File:Yeonmi Park in a hanbok.jpg. I dunno what OTRS is and currently, I am to lazy to look into it. The only thing I wanted to say is, that the same uploader also uploaded File:Yeonmi Park.JPG. Maybe you could look into this. By searching with Google, the pic appears on Italian sites in Articles of a guy named Leone Grotti. --Christian Bolz (talk) 19:04, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

The deleted file was apparently grabbed from the web. The other file is an original file from an iPhone. OTRS is our ticket system for email messages. Jcb (talk) 19:14, 25 December 2014 (UTC)


Could you please review your previous decision to delete this image? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 17:08, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

I think that decision was correct. I have created a new DR with a link to the previous one. Let's see what happens. Jcb (talk) 17:33, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

File:Anne Mulder.jpg[edit]

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Anne.mulder (talk) 12:03, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

Dealt with. Jcb (talk) 21:09, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

File:RG wiki.jpg[edit]

Hallo Jcb, I am sort of annoyed about the dealings with that and other fotos, see as well the File:Voss IMG 0956.JPG pic. I have had clear OKs per mail to use that foto under the apprpriate licences, RG refered as well that the foto was being made by someone in his family. I don't think the way the fotos and the OKs are being dealt with is appropriate. BR Serten II (talk) 21:50, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Three months ago I clearly stated why the permission was insufficient. You called that ridiculous, but didn't fix it. Jcb (talk) 21:24, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

fichier Sem-ayache-galmiche-201406032.jpg[edit]

Le fichier Sem-ayache-galmiche-201406032.jpg a été supprimé alors que j'ai eu l'autorisation du Collège de France d'utiliser ce fichier et vous avez bien été mis en copie simultanée par le Collège de France(copie du mail ci-dessous j'ai retiré les @ mail perso).

D'autre part vous signalez lors de la suppression que je n'ai pas répondu au bout de 30 jours. Je n'ai pas eu cet avertissement.

Merci d'avance.


--Amage9 (talk) 07:19, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Je viens de répondre à votre message e-mail. Jcb (talk) 21:31, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Circus Maximus[edit]

In 2011 you deleted a file from Commons that was used on the en:Circus Maximus (game) article. Would it be possible for me to obtain a copy of the file with the proper info and re-upload it to en-wiki? BOZ (talk) 19:28, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

You may send us an email,, to which we can reply with the file. Jcb (talk) 21:26, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
Hi there. I sent an e-mail a couple of days ago as you suggested - just want to see if it got through. BOZ (talk) 23:56, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
I am not going to have a look, we have a huge backlog. Jcb (talk) 00:50, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
No worries then, I was not aware of that. BOZ (talk) 22:03, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Upload GILL, James: "Grace Kelly in Sun (2013)"[edit]


can you please upload the deleted file again to Wikimedia? The licence was given by licence owner Ted Bauer @!!! What's the problem with it? I forwarded the OK to Regards, Norbert

If a valid permission has been sent by email, somebody will process it some day. Bothering individual OTRS volunteers is not helpful. Jcb (talk) 20:59, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

No revenge[edit]

  • Hi, this is not revenge nomination. Please, see Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Vikiçizer. I'm still sad for toy files, they're gonna be deleted. My files about toy pianos deleted like yours. And they said "Please do start a deletion request for any files or categories you think are copyright violations. If you want I can show you some easy ways to start a DR" and i'm doing what i believed. We're gonna see the results about nominations. thanks...Vikiçizer (talk) 17:17, 14 February 2015 (UTC)

¿Difficulties with volunteering OTRS?[edit]

Jcb, How are you. I see difficulty with acknowledgments from OTRS volunteers. Should conduct interviews with other users interested in volunteering. I think there should be many knowledgeable. I am at your service. A greeting.Deucaleon (talk) 23:35, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

I am quite busy off-wiki, but I am fine. New volunteers at OTRS are welcome, you can apply here. Jcb (talk) 21:49, 22 February 2015 (UTC)


Hello Johan!

Comme demandé par Félix Mansiago, j'ai redemandé aux ayant de droit de la photo de renvoyé leur consentement ainsi que la licence sous laquelle la photo pouvait être publié! Pouvez-vous validez le tout? Merci!

--SharQc (talk) 00:33, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

S'il vous plaît continuer la conversation par e-mail, pas ici. Jcb (talk) 16:47, 23 February 2015 (UTC)


Yes, I was not aware of it; sorry. I was willing to wait for your opinion as I saw the old ticket only after the restoration. But the discussion is closed and there is a consensus to accept that permission as it comes from a govt. department. Hope everything OK now and we can close that case. (I too very strict in evaluating permissions; but when it comes from a verifiable address, I'm willing to accept it as we only follows DMCA so that who gives permission is liable ultimately.) Have a nice day. Jee 02:07, 2 March 2015 (UTC)


Can you please explain why ScottPageAMLORTour.jpg was deleted? This is the permission that was sent for its use:

from: scott to: permissions cc: date: Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 2:19 PM subject: Scott Wikipedia photo mailed-by: signed-by:

To Wikimedia Commons ( and Wikipedia Editor 1987atomheartbrother:

I hereby affirm that I, Scott Page, am the sole owner of the exclusive copyright of attached image(s)/text.

I agree to publish the above-mentioned content under the free license: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported and GNU Free Documentation License (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts).

I acknowledge that by doing so I grant anyone the right to use the work in a commercial product or otherwise, and to modify it according to their needs, provided that they abide by the terms of the license and any other applicable laws.

I am aware that this agreement is not limited to Wikipedia or related sites.

I am aware that I always retain copyright of my work, and retain the right to be attributed in accordance with the license chosen. Modifications others make to the work will not be claimed to have been made by me.

I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement, and that the content may or may not be kept permanently on a Wikimedia project.

Scott Page (Copyright holder)

December 22, 2014

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

--1987atomheartbrother (talk) 06:24, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

As you were told already by e-mail, permission has to come from the photographer, not from the depicted person. Jcb (talk) 10:44, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Could you please clarify which email this went to? I am trying to resolve this issue. This is Scott Page's property. If you need the photographer to clarify that he has given those rights to Scott or that he himself will grant those rights to Wikipedia, could you at least please tell me where yous sent the email? I never received it, I've even looked in Spam: so good faith should presume there's a misunderstanding here. Any feedback would be appreciated.--1987atomheartbrother (talk) 11:08, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
My colleague only sent the message to Scott Page. I have forwarded the message to you. Jcb (talk) 11:19, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much - I forward it to Scott Page to make sure he doesn't miss it.--1987atomheartbrother (talk) 11:36, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Question about a picture I uploaded[edit]


I recently uploaded this picture: File:Redhead Express in Utah while filming a music video.jpg. I forwarded a conversation email to the OTRS team with informal consent for releasing the image, I added the OTRS pending tag, and I promised that the owner of the picture would send in a formal declaration of consent soon. Could you please tell me how many days OTRS volunteers usually wait for the formal declaration of consent from the author before the picture is deleted? This issue is causing me stress. I customized the letter so that the author would merely have to copy and paste what I did so that the declaration of consent would only take a couple of minutes to send in, but it hasn't been sent in yet, I don't think, although only a couple of days have past. So, again, please, in how many days would the image be deleted if no formal declaration of consent is sent in, and would this damage my reputation here at Commons? Many thanks in advance for your reply. Have a great day! Dontreader (talk) 08:22, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

I just noticed that your page says, "For any questions about OTRS permissions, please visit the OTRS/Noticeboard", so I will do that. I hope you are doing well, and thanks for all the work you do for Commons. Dontreader (talk) 03:18, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Permiso enviado el 22 de enero de 2015[edit]

Hola Jcb, gusto de saludarle. Paso por aquí para solicitar su ayuda. Entiendo que habido algunos problemas con la verificación de permisos, y la verdad, es que no quiero ser una molestia para usted. Pues bien. Me he encontrado con esta planilla de verificación de autorización en este archivo. Se envió permiso por su autor el 22 de enero de 2015, 18:20 y hoy se ha vuelto a enviar. Espero usted me pueda ayudar con esta confirmación. La verdad no quiero ser una molestia para usted. Desde ya muchas gracias. Un saludo. Deucaleon (talk) 18:09, 6 April 2015 (UTC)

Your assistance please...[edit]

In your last comment on User talk:Geo Swan you wrote:

"Although we may never become friends, we have to realize that we are working in the same community. I would like to just forget about any conflict we have had in the past and have a clean start."

Okay. I am going to take that at face value.

I am faced with a mystery, and I am asking for your help with it. In Commons:Administrators/Requests/Jcb (readmin) I linked to Commons:Administrators/Requests/Jcb (de-adminship)#The dangers of volunteers who want to_do more than their share -- a kind of mini-essay on the dangers "supervolunteers" who do more than their share can pose to organizations who rely on volunteers.

I want to turn those comments into a general essay on the dangers of supervolunteers.

The first odd thing I noticed is that Commons:Administrators/Requests/Jcb (de-adminship) no longer has a subsection entitled "#The dangers of volunteers who want to_do more than their share"

The second odd thing is that there is no record in the revision history of the deadmin discussion that I left any comments, or participated, at all. I am sure you remembered I left multiple comments.

I looked at the log for that page. I didn't recognize any sign that my comments had been excised.

Can I ask you if anyone contacted you, and told you that they were going to excise my comments? If so, did they offer a justification for that excision?

I know regular administrators can mask a particular revision, or a range of revisions, so ordinary contributors can't see them. But, regular contributors can still see, in the revision history, that a particular contribution or range of contributions were made. I am mystified as to why my contributions aren't even showing up in the contribution history.

I think an essay of the dangers of supervolunteers is potentially valuable, and I hope you agree. Will you help me find this missing text? Geo Swan (talk) 01:23, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi, I don't think anything has been removed. I have never asked or been asked about revision deletions. There are two de-adminship discussions, your comments are in the second: Commons:Administrators/Requests/Jcb (de-adminship 2). Jcb (talk) 21:00, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  • Found it. Thanks. Geo Swan (talk) 15:49, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

A brownie for you![edit]

Brownie transparent.png Many thanks for your hard work here at Commons and for giving permission to use this image: File:Redhead Express in Utah while filming a music video.jpg. Wikipedia needs pictures in order to be a real encyclopedia, so I'm very grateful for your help! Dontreader (talk) 17:19, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! Jcb (talk) 19:39, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

Please help close an old DN[edit]

On the ancient DN and the one following it ... the upper one had images kept due to an OTRS ticket being sent, could you check and close the bottom one as well ? Thanks so much! Ellin Beltz (talk) 15:01, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Seems to have been resolved in the meantime. Jcb (talk) 21:04, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

restore my file[edit]

Now i have OTRS ticket #2013062010002201 against my work and weblink so kindly restore it Mrashid364 (talk) 20:44, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

The processing OTRS volunteer will restore the file if the permission is valid. Jcb (talk) 22:04, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Borrado de fotos Pagina Maria Uriz[edit]

Hola Johan Bos (Jcb), enhorabuena, ha conseguido con su acción de borrar tres fotos de Maria Uriz que he perdido las ganas de colaborar con Wikipedia. Claro que Uds. no ha sido el único en esto, había otros como: Jespinos, Stromare, Gumruch, Ellin Beltz, Jianhui67, Fixertool. Un éxito total, todos ellos extranjeros que no hablan español y por lo tanto no se enteraron de lo que ponía la página de Maria Uriz ni quien es el propietario de las fotos. Era más fácil pensar como son fotos escaneadas y no de primera calidad (tienen entre 30 y 40 años), que son violaciones de copyright ya que aparecen también en otros lugares de internet. Por lo tanto, ánimo y borrar las fotos. NO sirvió que mande explicaciones y autorizaciones de propiedad, tuve que cambiar los copyright de mi página WEB : donde están visible en la ya que Wikipedia no admite fotos con copyright! La página se ha creada y mantenida gracias a la ayuda de personas que son colaboradores constantes de Wikipedia en diferentes departamentos. Ellos son : Bernard,; Alan Lorenzo (Wikimedia Commons); y DISCASTO. Habido muchas discusiones sobre si se deben admitir o borrar las fotos. Recuerdo de haber visto su participación en una de ellas que ponía DISCASTO en “Anyone at permissions-commons-es” donde al final se dijo SI a las fotos. Asimismo admitió la foto donde están mi mujer, Maria Uriz y yo, dando un numero de ticket. Espero que pueda entender mi desilusión y enfado por el trato recibido por el departamento Wikimedia Commons y mi ánimo de borrar todas las fotos subidos y desde luego no subir ninguna más de mis archivos donde entre unos 100.000 fotos podían haber muchos de valor para Wikipedia. Saludos Klaus Dolle

Si la situación de los derechos de autor no es suficiente claro, no tengo espacio para tomar el riesgo de mantener las fotos. Jcb (talk) 16:39, 11 June 2015 (UTC)
Jcb. Creo que hemos llegado a un punto donde se puede decir que con tantas NORMAS que se debe de seguir, se esta complicando a vosotros, los voluntarios de Wikipedia y a nosotros, los contribuientes la labor!

No hay mas ciego que el que NO quiere ver, es un dicho que se puede aplicar aqui. Creo que esta mas que demostrado que las fotos en cuestion son de propiedad mia y de mi esposa, la artista Maria Uriz. Solo falta que me doy permiso de que yo pueda puplicar mis propios fotos. Si Commons prefiere que haga una trampa, diré a mi esposa que se de de alta en Wikipedia como Contribuiente y suba ella sus fotos que yo despues las pasaré a su pagina. Claro esto lo veo menos correcto que admitir las mismas fotos subidas por mi. Todo es querer hacer y solucionar de una vez las cosas. Un saludo, Klaus Dolle

Solamente puedes tener los derechos de autor si estás el fotógrafo. Si me recuerdo bien, hemos mantenido todas las fotos de tu mano. Jcb (talk) 14:07, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
Pues casi todas mis fotos se recuperaron a raiz de este email!

Klaus Dolle <>

14 abr.

para permissions-co. Por la presente declaro que soy el titular de los derechos de autor exclusivos de las obras que encuentran en mi WEB: y de las siguientes obras:

- Uriz, actual.jpg - Uriz y Montserrat Caballe en Parisina D'Este.jpg - Uriz con Plácido Domingo -Liceo-Adriana-1989.jpg - Uriz con Alfredo Kraus-Traviata-Liceo-1986.jpg - Uriz & Klaus Dolle.jpg - Uriz, 2012.jpg - Uriz.jpg - Uriz y Placido Domingo en Adriana Lecouvreur.jpg - Coruña (Recital para Francisco Franco).jpg - Medalla de oro, cantante mas joven, destacada temporada.jpg - Caballe y Maria Uriz.jpg - Uriz y Placido Domingo.jpg - Domingo, Montserrat Caballe y Maria Uriz.jpg - Uriz y Alfredo Kraus, La Favorita.jpg - Uriz - Logo del Liceo.jpg

Consiento publicar dicha obra bajo la licencia libre CC-BY-SA-4.0

Reconozco que concedo a cualquiera el derecho a usar la imagen en un producto comercial, así como a modificarla de acuerdo a sus necesidades.

Soy consciente de que siempre retendré los derechos de autor de mi imagen, así como el derecho a ser reconocido como autor según los términos de la licencia elegida para mi obra. Las modificaciones que otros hagan a la imagen no me serán atribuidas.

Soy consciente de que la licencia libre sólo afecta a los derechos de autor, y me reservo del derecho de emprender acciones legales contra cualquiera que use esta obra violando cualquier otra ley, como restricciones de marcas registradas, libelo o restricciones geográficas específicas.

Reconozco que no puedo retractarme de este acuerdo, y que la imagen puede o no ser almacenada permanentemente en un proyecto de la Fundación Wikimedia.

14 de abril de 2015

Y lamentablemente se empiezan a borrar de nuevo fotos de esta lista.

A ver como se explica. Saludos Klaus Dolle

El ticket contenió fotos que no son de tu autoria. Te he pedido una clarificación y después he mantenido algunos y borrado algunos. Caso cerrado. Jcb (talk) 16:43, 14 June 2015 (UTC)


Hi Jcb,

Kan jij misschien naar ticket:2015031310021231 kijken? Deels in het Spaans. Als jij er niet naar kijkt blijft hij denk ik tot in de eeuwigheid liggen ;). Natuur12 (talk) 20:51, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done - Jcb (talk) 23:46, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Gracias por confirmar[edit]

Hola Jcbǃ Paso por aquí para agradecerte por esto. Un saludo.--Deucaleon (talk) 13:33, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

¡Gracias! Jcb (talk) 20:16, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

A gigantic hug for you![edit]

Four sleeping kittens.jpg Free Hugs
I'd like to give you big hugs for putting in so much effort of recording audio tracks for Dutch pages.


I love ya and you're awesome!!! (: (: M0RGaN98 (talk) 21:08, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Thank you! Jcb (talk) 22:29, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Your closures of DRs started by Russavia[edit]

So it has been brought to my attention that you have closed a few mass DR nominations started by @Russavia as kept because of them being started by him, and it appears without actually having a look at the argumentation provided. I don't think I have to explain to you why not addressing the issues at hand is a bad administrative decision; even so, I would still like to understand why you decided that russavia being the nominator was more important than the actual reasoning behind them, particularly seeing that @Ymblanter was able to differentiate between the two in his closure of the Daphne Borowski DR.

This refers to Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Photographs by Grace Villamil, Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Photographs by Marcel Giger and Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:Photographs by Drew Altizer, but if there are any more DRs like that, you'll know where they are. I really think your closure is hugely disappointing — as well as against Commons's best interest in not hosting copyright violations — and should be considered again, so it would be great if you did so or at least allowed a different administrator, such as @Yaroslav, to take another look at those nominations.

This isn't to say that we should fight over whether to restore russavia's edits or not, but I think that as administrators, we have an obligation to delete copyright violations no matter who reports them to us. odder (talk) 21:43, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

I have a different opinion on this: Russavia cannot contribute to Wikimedia Commons. Period. So any edit of his should be reverted. Actually I could have reverted the file tagging and deleted the DR pages, but keep-closing the DR is faster. I disagree that we should consider any DR filed by Russavia. In my view we shouldn't. If you want to nominate the files for deletion yourself, no problem. Jcb (talk) 21:56, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
The cat is out of the bag, as they say: we know there is something potentially wrong about the copyright to those files, and just ignoring the issue because of who raised it is not in line with our duty to have the project's best interest at heart. I don't care whether this DR includes a signature of an IP address used by Russavia or anyone else; my only care is that this problem is looked at and, if necessary, that the files are deleted if they are found not to have been released under a free licence. odder (talk) 22:10, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

The same from me - NEVER EVER value this strange ban higher than possible/valid copyright issues. Please revert your invalid closures ASAP unless they were re-opened in the meantime. And refrain from closing future issues without examining the possible copyright problem as claimed by the nominator. --Denniss (talk) 07:59, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi, I beg to disagree. And I agree 100% with Jcb. At least one of this DR is nonsense, and there are better things to do, than to check which DRs are valid, and which are not. And even on the pure copyright point, these files are still on Flickr under a free license, so I doubt there is an urgent copyright issue. However I don't mind if anyone else, reopen these DRs with their own words and under their responsibility.Regards, Yann (talk) 17:31, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
This seems, IMO, to be incredibly off-base. When assessing an argument made at a deletion discussion, what matters is entirely the validity of the argument itself, not 'who' made it. 'Checking which DRs are valid' is exactly what an admin should be doing when looking at DRs... the actual copyright status of a file is completely unrelated to who opened the DR. The potential end result of keeping a 'bad' file just because of drama about 'who raised the issue' is unacceptable. Revent (talk) 04:33, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
I suggest, for the avoidance of doubt on this matter, that Russavia-nominated DRs be completely reverted, rather than marked as kept (which gives the wrong impression). Those who waste their time supporting the continued editing by this bully who is banned from this site, can waste their time further by re-opening the requests. Perhaps then they will have a word with Russavia and ask him to stop wasting everyone's time by editing here. If he has copyright concerns, he can make them known by email to his many friends, who are then able to open DRs on their own valid accounts, and based on their own assessment of the validity of the request. Asking admins to permit Russavia to edit here because his actions appear beneficial (whether DR, file upload, commments, etc) is essentially the same as asking them to permit Russavia to edit here full stop provided he doesn't actually verbally attack anyone. That's just not acceptable and quite against the terms of his ban. Deal with it guys. -- Colin (talk) 07:07, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

File:Casio Fatso logo1.jpg and File:Casio Fatso logo.jpg[edit]

I saw your close to Commons:Deletion requests/File:Casio Fatso logo1.jpg, so thanks for straightening things out. My only remaining question is whether there is any tangible difference between File:Casio Fatso logo1.jpg and File:Casio Fatso logo.jpg which requires that both of them be kept or should one of them be deleted per COM:Dupe or COM:Redundant. - Marchjuly (talk) 04:17, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

I see no difference. I have deleted the one with the lowest resolution. Jcb (talk) 14:36, 31 August 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for taking another look and helping clear things up. - Marchjuly (talk) 00:29, 1 September 2015 (UTC)


I don't understand. I took those pictures myself, when I worked as an extra for this film. How am I supposed to prove I'm the photographer ?!! Will I have to prove that for each picture I've uploaded ?! --TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 10:38, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

We received a complaint about these pictures. Please send some evidence to OTRS, e.g. the negatives, to show that you are indeed the photographer. Jcb (talk) 15:02, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
A complaint ???!!! A complaint about whom ? Somebody who claims to be the photographer ?!!! To be honest I don't know where the negatives are. I've not used any analog camera for ages, I've moved from place to another at least 4 times since I scanned and uploaded those pictures. And I have honestly no time right now to find them in the many boxes I've got in my attic ! This complaint is ridiculous ! Why wouldn't you first ask the complainer to prove there's a problem with my pictures ?! Why does it have to be me who prove anything ?! This is stupid ! --TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 11:19, 5 September 2015 (UTC)
No, it's actually the other way round. You have to show that you are the photographer. And there have been many issues already with your early uploads. Jcb (talk) 12:13, 5 September 2015 (UTC)
Many issues ? None of them were about the fact that I was or wasn't the photographer ! The issues (old issues) were when I wasn't aware of things such as FoP. --TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 13:34, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

Edward Hopper's Universalist Church[edit]

I don't understand why you deleted the file for Edward Hopper's Universalist Church. The Museum is not asserting that it is the copyright holder for all works in its collection, indeed, it has carefully established copyright for every work, providing high-resolution downloads only for works in the public domain. The case of Edward Hopper's works is unusual among artists whose work would normally not be in the public domain in that he left no estate or heirs, as the museum noted and as the Whitney Museum, which received Hopper's remaining works from his widow on her death, also asserts. I do not understand why the declaration of the Princeton University Art Museum is insufficiently authoritative for wikimedia commons. They are world experts to say the least. Other Edward Hopper paintings that would normally be in the public domain, including his most famous work Nighthawks, are present on Wikimedia Commons with similar assertions arguing there is no ongoing copyright on his works. Djkeddie (talk) 15:33, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

The museum claimed to be the copyright holder of the work and till now I did not see evidence for that, nor for the statement that there would not be any remaining heir. Evidence can be send to COM:OTRS. If we find the evidence acceptable, we will undelete the file. Jcb (talk) 15:43, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
What would constitute acceptable evidence? A statement from a world-class educational institution's museum, which I forwarded to OTRS, would normally constitute sufficient evidence that there is no heir and the copyright issue has been resolved. What would you need? Djkeddie (talk) 14:52, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
I have seen quite a lot of statements from 'world-class' organizations that turned out to be incorrect. For further questions, please respond to the email message, so that I don't have to deal with the case in stereo. Jcb (talk) 15:19, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Undelete file[edit]


Could you undelete File:My American Pilgrimage, Artwork by Edward Shenton.tif, the OTRS permissions have been sent. Thanks. MACassist (talk) 13:47, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

As soon as a member of the OTRS team processes the permission and it turns out to be valid, the he/she will undelete the file. Jcb (talk) 14:58, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

OTRS ticket for File:Colin Thompson.jpg[edit]

Hi Johan, I'm the uploader of the above image and the one who asked the subject Colin Thompson to send his permission via email. I had him use the standard template. How was the email/permission not sufficient? Has Mr Thompson been contacted or should I do that? Julia\talk 05:07, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

I have responded to the email message. Permission has to come from the photographer, not from the depicted person. Jcb (talk) 08:19, 4 September 2015 (UTC)
Okay, thank you for sorting it out! Julia\talk 16:54, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Monica Spear.jpg[edit]

It really looks like this file name should be blocked! You have already deleted it 7 times. Ww2censor (talk) 18:42, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

I'm afraid if I block it, the same copyvios will continue to be uploaded, but with different file names that are not on my watch list. Jcb (talk) 20:56, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Brodeuses and other films by Faucher[edit]

Hi. Following the recent OTRS verification for my pictures, I realize that someone (Léo du tilleul), who claims to be Eleanore Faucher herself, uploaded pictures of Faucher's films before and after the complaint about my own pictures. Let's say it's a coincidence, but this user's uploads look strange to me. I see that some of them (the first uploads) had been verified by the OTRS system, but it's not the case for the more recent uploads. And it looks quite strange to me that a film director would upload such files, also considering that there's a different author (different still photographers) for each film. Also, some files may cause problems of authorship : would the director own the complete rights of the Chinese poster or this file coming from TV channel Arte... Another thing : in this message, this user says (let's assume it's Faucher) she'd prefer to prevent from commercial use of her files if it's possible. Could you please check that ? Thanks.--TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 07:33, 19 September 2015 (UTC)

Well, in fact, you know what ? Since I'm French, I'll try to speak with her myself first (not right now since I've got no time for that). It'll be better for her to fully understand what the Wikimedia projects are and how they work. Don't worry, I won't be aggressive and I have no revenge feeling concerning the complaint. --TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 07:50, 19 September 2015 (UTC)
It's good to know that the ticket contains personal messages from several photographers. I have only tagged the files as confirmed where we have received permission from the photographer. E.g. in the case of File:Eléonore Faucher 2006.jpg we did not (yet) receive anything from the photographer, so the file will be deleted end of the month if nothing happens. Jcb (talk) 08:37, 19 September 2015 (UTC)
Indeed it's good to know that, and good to see that everything is under control. So I won't do anything, I leave that to you and the other OTRS members. I'll just help to categorize the files and improve the descriptions. Regards. --TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 06:29, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Duncan McGuire, Chris Brown, Mark Kennedy & Col Loughnan[edit]

Hi Johan, re Ticket#2015092310016039, Ticket#2015092310016057 & 2015092610005947. Can you fill me in on the issue here, please? Mara Doyle was the wife of Jimmy Doyle (deceased) who was a member of the band, Ayers Rock. Duncan McGuire, Chris Brown, Mark Kennedy and Col Loughnan were the other members of the band. Mara Doyle was with the band in L.A. when they recorded their second album, Beyond at the Record Plant, and she took the photos shown in the first two ticket nos. She took the third shot at a party at her home in 2009 (Mark Kennedy and Col Loughnan). Given that Mara Doyle is the creator, and has sent correct permissions statements from an email address with her name in it, I am puzzled regarding what more is needed. Unfortunately, Mara is going away for a fortnight, starting tomorrow (Australian time), so if we can sort something out in the next 12 hours, it would be advantageous. Thank you for your time. CaesarsPalaceDude (talk) 00:15, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

I have responded to the tickets and I am not going to have a parallel process on my talk page. Jcb (talk) 00:33, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
Thankyou so much. That's great. These images will improve a number of articles. CaesarsPalaceDude (talk) 18:39, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Davide Dormino - Anything to say.jpg[edit]

Hi, you confirmed OTRS permission for this file, but forget to add a license. Could you pls. have another look. Thx. --JuTa 11:16, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the notification. The uploader has fixed it in the meantime. The license mentioned in the ticket is the same. Jcb (talk) 15:41, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Regarding OTRS pictures[edit]

Hi, I'm sending you this message regarding the picture i uploaded this, i have contacted directly the owner of this picture, and i asked him to send the email to the OTRS, i found that "the message was not sufficient", what i can do to make you sure that the owner of the picture is the person who send you the email? thanks-بلال الدويك (talk) 11:28, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

What is the name of the author? The only thing I can find is a message from the depicted person, not from the photographer. Jcb (talk) 15:03, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
I don't know the photographer, but i knew from the person (Yaser Dweik) that he is the owner of the picture rights, and so, he accepted to publish it under CC license.-بلال الدويك (talk) 07:54, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
Lots of people assume to be the copyright holder of pictures depicting them, but in fact in principle the photographer is the copyright holder, so a permission from the photographer will be needed. Jcb (talk) 08:06, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
What if the photographer gave the permission verbally to the depicted person? is that accepted? or the photographer MUST send an email by himself?-بلال الدويك (talk) 08:23, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
Copyright cannot be transferred verbally, so a written permission by the photographer will be necessary. That permission also has to be specific, something like 'I release this picture into the free CC-BY-SA 4.0 license', not something like 'you can use it'. Jcb (talk) 11:42, 1 October 2015 (UTC)
Now we don't know the photographer, but i have anther picture which the photographer is known and ready to send an email for permission, should i upload it as a new version or separate file?-بلال الدويك (talk) 18:39, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
We prefer a separate file, to avoid confusion. Jcb (talk) 21:04, 3 October 2015 (UTC)


Hi Johan. I hope you are well. You deleted File:AdolfasMekasTula.jpg because it had no permission. I believe the permission situation has been rectified in ticket:2015071510018191. Please restore if you agree. Thank you, Storkk (talk) 20:13, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done - Jcb (talk) 21:49, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Nahem Shoa images Ticket#2015100610008229] Declaration of Consent[edit]

Ticket#2015100610008229] Declaration of Consent

Hello Jcb

I am Arttalk1984, and I am the person who took and then uploaded the photos of Nahem Shoa's paintings/artwork. Is this below what you require?

File:Nahem Shoa's portrait of Desmond Haughton.jpg

File:Nahem Shoa next to his Giant Portrait of Ben, Hartlepool Art Gallery.jpg

File:Facing Yourself Exhbition at Bury Museum 2007.jpg Arttalk1984 (talk) 18:13, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

Please contact us by email, referring to ticket number 2015100610008229, so that the permission will be stored in our confidential OTRS system. Jcb (talk) 18:17, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the info. I have just sent an email with the required ticket number to permissions etc. Please let me know if there is anything else you require. Arttalk1984 (talk) 18:45, 9 October 2015 (UTC) Apologies for bothering you. Sorry I am a first time new editor. It will not happen again. Sorry. Arttalk1984 (talk) 14:31, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

Files about Les Visiteurs 3 : La Terreur.[edit]

You have deleted a lot of files which were in that category. I have upload these files with the permission of the author (the facebook page Les visiteurs 3 : la terreur) and the admin of that page said me the day I've upload the files that he have sent his permission. 3 months later, you have deleted the files so I asked to him to sent again his permission and he do it again. I don't understand why the permission wasn't accepted.

And, of course, sorry for my english, which is very bad Clin - Groupir ! (talk) 15:03, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

We did receive the 11 June and the 14 October message, they are in ticket:2015061510018923. I asked them to send us the original files from their camera for verification purposes, but they didn't respond. Jcb (talk) 15:50, 20 October 2015 (UTC)
I've just asked the admin of the Facebook page why he didn't send the "original files" (I don't really know what differencies there are between the "original" files and those which was posted on Facebook) to you. Let's see what he'll respond - Groupir ! (talk) 23:38, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

Mistaken deletion of images on Peter Sklar[edit]

Hello, Jcb,

All of the images on my first page, Peter Sklar, have been deleted by you: Commons:File:Ps with sjp and kids.jpg Commons:File:Ps main photo.jpg Commons:File:Dallas lecture 2013.jpg

Yet these were all sent into the OTRS Permissions Site on 22 August (over 2 months ago) with no questions asked, and the ticket number was prominently displayed on each image's talk page: 2015082210010011

Can you please explain to me why the images were deleted, and what I must do to restore them? I have a letter of ownership from Peter Sklar himself which was submitted with that ticket number.

Thank you for your help. WriterFly (talk) 01:25, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

We have responded to the email messages. Basically the problem is that the ticket contains a permission from the depicted person, not from the copyright holders (= photographers). Jcb (talk) 06:39, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Deletion of files you kept[edit]

I just wanted to inform you that Taivo has deleted hundreds of files that you had decided to keep. See Commons:Deletion requests/Archive/2015/08/03#Files in Category:Photographs by Thomas Oswald, Commons:Deletion requests/Archive/2015/08/02#Files in Category:Photographs by Simon Hanna and so on. -- Robert Weemeyer (talk) 08:08, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Those were nominations filed by a user who is banned by the WMF. For that reason I did not consider deletion. This point of view is explicitly supported by the WMF. However, if someone else comes with a valid reason for deletion, the keep-closed Russavia DR will have no effect on that nomination. My keep-closure, as stated in the closure text, just tell that the nominator was not entitled to file deletion nominations. Jcb (talk) 11:45, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Ichkeria-Air Force roundel (1992-1995) (variant 1).jpg[edit]

Greetings. Don't understand why did you keep it? --Kwasura (talk) 22:18, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

Because 'fantastic image' is not a valid deletion reason listed in our guidelines. Jcb (talk) 11:23, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
Oh, OK. So what is listed in your guidelines in case something is claiming to be something that is not? --Kwasura (talk) 11:51, 9 November 2015 (UTC)
You meant 'fantasy image' instead of 'fantastic (=great) image'? Jcb (talk) 17:18, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
Yes, sorry :) --Kwasura (talk) 20:07, 11 November 2015 (UTC)