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A barnstar for you![edit]

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You are the best. Artix Kreiger (talk) 00:34, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

Suffragists and suffragettes[edit]

Re your deletion of the Suffragists category:

  • 23:21, 1 March 2018 Jcb (talk | contribs) deleted page Category:Suffragists ((incorrectly named) duplicate, content moved to Category:Suffragettes)

There is a huge difference between suffragists and suffragettes and the two terms are not synonymous. Suffragists were those who campaigned for the vote for women through constitutional means (lobbying politicians, marching, etc); suffragettes were the militant individuals and organisations who in today's eyes would be referred to as domestic terrorism. They campaigned by the use of arson, violence and breaking the law. As Commons now completely re-writes history to lump all campaigners for women's suffrage as being law breakers, could you reverse your deletion? - SchroCat (talk) 16:19, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

@Pmau: requested deletion, I just deleted an empty cat. Pmay, SchroCat, could you discuss this with eachother? Of course a category can be undeleted or recreated if that's the outcome. Jcb (talk) 17:37, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
It was only empty because Pmau had gone through and re-categorised the images that were there. Pmau, on what basis did you move the files and request deletion? As you can see from my comment above, these are two different classifications of people (although there is some overlap) and the suffragists pre-date the suffragettes by anything up to 150 years (depending on which thread of the movement you look at). - SchroCat (talk) 11:08, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
Hello @SchroCat:, I went to the category as it was uncategorized. I thought it's content was identical to the Suffragettes so I merged the two. Of course, your arguments are perfectly ok to recreate the initial category. In that case, please add some parent categories to it. Pmau (talk) 11:12, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
I have restored the category, so that this can be fixed. Jcb (talk) 12:04, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
Many thanks to you both. Cheers - SchroCat (talk) 14:40, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

Please restore[edit]

Category:BSicon/stations and stops, as it is not empty. -- Tuválkin 19:48, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done - Jcb (talk) 12:01, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

Can I add 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, and 1800 to the mix? Evrik (talk) 17:49, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

@Evrik: ✓ Done - Jcb (talk) 22:02, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

What about 1492? Evrik (talk) 15:56, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done - Jcb (talk) 16:09, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

Library of Congress images[edit]

Hi, a few minutes ago you deleted a series of pre-1923 public domain images loaded from the Library of Congress. All had LCCNs in their filenames. Could you undelete these please? I received no notification about any problem with these files, I do not even have a list of them. Obviously the fact that someone tagged them as no license was never something I was going to be able to fix. Thanks -- (talk) 13:36, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

There is something weird with these uploads, the first edit seems to be oversighted?!? I will undelete the files within the next few minutes. About 30 files seem to be involved. Jcb (talk) 13:56, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
I am going to undelete some more files from different uploaders and I posted a message at Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard#Weird_bug_in_uploads. Jcb (talk) 14:06, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
I will reply there, now I can see a file. -- (talk) 14:09, 3 March 2018 (UTC)


What a strange idea to propose this photo for deletion. I made this photo years ago, and as all photos i make, i give them to wikipedia. We should be careful with proposals for deletion, and prevent from integrism and applying with excessive zeal the rules.— Flamenc (talk) 16:59, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

Are you Lucyin Mahin or Franco Pernoli or neither of the two? Your statements are contradicting. Jcb (talk) 17:20, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

Sorting out with the involved users[edit]

Did you try it—with respect to —with Tm (talk · contribs) before blocking him? You make some good job on this site, but just an advice from an old experienced person… don’t strive for prominence nowadays for every pretext possible, if you hold your position in esteem. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 18:03, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

I did try and you know. Jcb (talk) 18:04, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
Don’t care much about your disputes in 2017. But remember well how you accused me of vandalism—an unambiguous personal attack given all the circumstances and context—and leaving an unspecified “mess” (some irritating red links in daily logs, perhaps?) without ever trying to discuss it. Whereas you react angrily to the verb “to bark”. You are one of the worst candidates to a position of etiquette professor here due to obvious, striking double standard. Proceed with deletion of copyvio further and leave etiquette for people minimally qualified in it. I expect you to ignore my advices and then be upset due to perceived indignities from hands and boots of the Commons community after some months, a year, or two… but these eventual problems are yours, not mine. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 07:41, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
The closure of your abusive topic at AN/U was an admin action, not some etiquette thing. Please be aware that such behaviour will no longer be tolerated. Jcb (talk) 16:46, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

OTRS permission[edit]

Hi! What happened with Commons:Deletion requests/Files in Category:OTRS received as of 4 March 2018? You deleted the files without checking the ticket (and the "received" OTRS tag can be added by no-OTRS users).

Can you please restore them all (I'll confirm the permission afterwards). Thanks --Ruthven (msg) 15:53, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

I will restore them, but no, {OTRS received} can not be used by an non OTRS agent. Only a {OTRS pending} tag can be used by anybody. Also most of the files where reuploads of recently deleted files, which is not allowed either. Jcb (talk) 16:49, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes, but if they were deleted, and obtained OTRS permission, the re-upload can be understood. I'll change the boilerplate for asking the users to add the {OTRS pending}, it's common practice in certain queues to ask the uploader to add them because it makes the work easier. In any case, thank you; I'm confirming the OTRS permission right away. --Ruthven (msg) 17:20, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
Ok, as far as I can see all files have been restored. Jcb (talk) 17:25, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

restore image to Trevor McDougall[edit]

Hi, on the 30th January you removed the image Trevor-McDougall.jpg from the page for Trevor McDougall. I am the owner of this image and I filled in the copyright form which allows the use of the image.

This is a copy of the email I sent to OTRS

I hereby affirm that I, Paul Barker, am the creator and/or sole owner of the exclusive copyright of the media work

I agree to publish the above-mentioned work under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal. I acknowledge that by doing so I grant anyone the right to use the work, even 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 acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement, and that the content may or may not be kept permanently on a Wikimedia project.

Paul Barker 2018-01-31

[generated using relgen] — Preceding unsigned comment added by Paul.m.barker (talk • contribs) 04:03, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

Please patiently wait until an OTRS agent processes the ticket. Jcb (talk) 15:59, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

Deleted photo[edit]

Dear Jcb,

Thank you for helping out on the page of the artists the Tinker Brothers. However, the photo you deleted (File:Tinker Brothers, March 2018.jpg) based on copyright violation is incorrect.

The photo comes from the artists website and Flickr page (the same page where the previous photo was published on) and they licensed it with Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0). The fact the image was used for interviews on their galleries websites such as Singulart and Addicted Art Gallery doesn't make it the galleries intellectual property.

Cheers, Michael — Preceding unsigned comment added by M.Smith73 (talk • contribs) 20:41, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

Please ask the photographer to contact OTRS. Jcb (talk) 22:04, 7 March 2018 (UTC)

Mix upp[edit]

You deleted File:Antwerpen Centraal kunst 1996 2.jpg but this not an uploader request to delete. Someone put a speedy delete template on file:Antwerpen Centraal kunst 1996 1.jpg. I did not agree and replaced the template to a normal delete template for discussion. (only removing the fast delete template is not done) I also added the template to the similar File:Antwerpen Centraal kunst 1996 2.jpg. The delete discussion concluded with the status kept. Can you undelete the file? And please always if there are similar files.Smiley.toerist (talk) 21:12, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

I see. I have restored the file. Jcb (talk) 21:31, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

rafax pictures[edit]

Oh, I was just doing that by hand, (adding "own work" that was missing in my pics) to happily find out that you have just done it before myself. Thank you very much indeed. ̴̴̴̴ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rafax (talk • contribs) 17:36, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

You are welcome! Jcb (talk) 17:37, 10 March 2018 (UTC)

Deleted Photo - Persimmon Blackbridge[edit]

Permission from copyright holder was send to OTRS on 3 March, 2018. No response yet. Possible to revert deletion until May 2018? OTRS backlog is 35 days. See this thread. Seazzy (talk) 21:19, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

No. The file will be undeleted by an OTRS agent if the permission is valid. Jcb (talk) 22:36, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

Undelete categories[edit]

I notice you closed Commons:Deletion requests/File:Beatrice (Routenburn, Svithoid) under sail.jpg, after having commented that "it won't be safely out of copyright in the US until 1925+95+restofyear=1 January 2021." I trust you in that, but it means the image should be restored in three years. I now added the DR to Category:Undelete in 2021, but there is no guarantee anybody knowledgeable is around – except the administrator. Thus closing administrators should take care of adding the undelete category.

Have I misunderstood something? Are these categories not known by administrators?

--LPfi (talk) 10:33, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Another image of the safe ship was deleted as "no permission since": File:Bow Of Beatrice (Routenburn, Svithoid) Taken At Sea From Jib Boom End.tif. Should that file also be restored? --LPfi (talk) 10:35, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
The comment in the DR was from another user. And no, it's not the responsibily of closing admins to add undeletion categories. Jcb (talk) 16:22, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

File:Загорська Людмила Михайлівна.jpg[edit]

На фото Загорська Людмила Михайлівна.jpg зображена саме Загорська Людмила Михайлівна і саме для статті у Вікіпедії про Загорську Людмилу Михайлівну То, в чому проблема? Думаю, що першочерговий власник фото, це людина, яка на фото зображена. Чи не так? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Omeland47 (talk • contribs) 14:05, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Normally the photographer is the copyright holder, not the depicted person. The photographer can contact OTRS to provide evidence of permission. Jcb (talk) 16:24, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Restore A banda da Loba photo, please![edit]

Hi Jcb! You've deleted "A_Banda_Da_Loba.JPEG.jpg" last saturday morning. It´s my fault. I'm so sorry because I uploaded that photo before her owner, Xiana Lastra Pernas, sent the authorisation by mail to She's done it saturday evening, so could you restore the photo, please? Thank you. --Moniquiña (talk) 16:59, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Please wait patiently until an OTRS agent handles the ticket. Jcb (talk) 17:03, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

The PD photos[edit]

Thanks for considering deletion with the files. I uploaded them myself and was ignorant about the issues with PD images on flickr. I sadly don't speak the same language as the uploader so I can't obtain permission. 18:03, 12 March 2018 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 100cellsman (talk • contribs) 18:03, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Ok. 'Public Domain Mark' at Flickr most of the time means that the Flickr uploader has no clue at all about copyright regulations, unfortunately. Jcb (talk) 22:43, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

18:14, 12 March 2018‎ Filedelinkerbot (talk | contribs)‎ . . (4,964 bytes) (-74)‎ . . (Bot: Removing Commons:File:Ossowski.jpg (en). It was deleted on Commons by Jcb (Copyright violation; see Commons:Commons:Licensing).)[edit]


Stanislaw Ossowski was my uncle and I'm pretty sure nobody in Poland could have something against, to put Stanislaw picture to his Wikipedia page. Could be possible you recover deleted picture?

thank you

netizentech — Preceding unsigned comment added by Netizentech (talk • contribs) 18:30, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Permission from the photographer will be needed. Jcb (talk) 22:45, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Custom license tag[edit]

I'm highly interested in reading the rule you're referring to. Thanks. --Code (talk) 19:05, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Explaned at your user talk page. Jcb (talk) 22:46, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Re: Copyvio taggings[edit]

I have a doubt. The author of the drawings has been dead for more than 70 years but his work has not been published until 1997. So, all the drawings contained in the book are in the public domain even when the book itself is protected by copyright? Thanks. Durero (talk) 20:29, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

The official position taken by the Wikimedia Foundation is that "faithful reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works of art are public domain". If you want to know more background information on this subject, this is an interesting page: Commons:When to use the PD-Art tag. Jcb (talk) 21:31, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Why has my stuff been deleted for no reason?[edit]

@Jcb: Pictures taken of the Madsen M50, LVF flag and CIRA mural where pictures i had personally taken myself. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ulsternorthman (talk • contribs) 23:14, 12 March 2018 (UTC) ~Ulsternorthman

You own the copyright of the photographs you took. You do not own the copyright of the original murals, so as derivative works, they cannot be hosted on Commons. Rodhullandemu (talk) 23:26, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, but that is wrong. There is freedom of panorama in the UK, so photos of murals from Northern Ireland don't need any additional permission. Apart from that, FOP issues always require a full deletion discussion and are not eligible for speedy deletion. That said, why was the image of the Madsen gun deleted? I can't find any identical photo online. De728631 (talk) 01:06, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
PS: Actually "graphic works" such as "any painting, drawing, ..." etc. are not covered by FOP in the UK but this should still have been subject of a deletion discussion. De728631 (talk) 01:16, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
FOP in the UK applies only to 3D works, so photos of non-free murals are automatically copyright violations speediable without discussion, and indeed on sight. Happens all the time with, e.g. tourist site information boards. Rodhullandemu (talk) 01:39, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
Well, let me cite Jcb himself: "Also FOP issues are not a valid reason for speedy deletion." [1] "FOP issues always need a regular DR. I consider you informed of that from now." [2] De728631 (talk) 02:12, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
That's only when FOP is a moot issue. 2D copyrighted images don't benefit from FOP in the UK. Therefore, they are copyright violations and deletable on sight. End of. Rodhullandemu (talk) 02:25, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
Then please update and extend Commons:Criteria for speedy deletion#File No. 3 where it says "This does not include freedom of panorama cases." De728631 (talk) 02:38, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

The user uploaded some copyvios and one file the was not necessarily a copyvio. In such cases we normally flush everything as a precaution. After that, uploader reuploaded 3 of the files, which leaded to a warning. Jcb (talk) 15:28, 13 March 2018 (UTC)


Dear Jcb, I would like to ask you a question. You proposed this photograph for deletion. After discussion, the file was kept. After that decision you added a short sentence to the metadata: unknown copyright situation, do not reuse! That is very unusual. I would like to ask you to remove this sentence. If you really think this photograph from about 1900 should be deleted, please file a new request for deletion. Vysotsky (talk) 15:59, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi, the best option is that an admin deletes a file is the copyright situation is unclear. Unfortunately sometimes that cannot be reached. Then the second best is to at least take care of our reusers, by warning them about the unknown copyright situation. Jcb (talk) 16:12, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

Virtuality Gaming Edit-Please restore[edit]

Hello, In February you deleted images from for Copyright Violations. I represent Johnathan Walden the owner of Virtuality and owner of the images and we would like our images restored.

Can you please let me know what we need to do or what info you require to undo these edits and restore our images. Would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

HMansfield — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hmansfield (talk • contribs) 18:31, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

The best thing to do is to contact OTRS. If an OTRS agent concludes that there is a valid permission, the agent will take care of undeletion. Please be aware that OTRS has a backlog. Jcb (talk) 21:13, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

File:Shoulder joint-ar/es.svg[edit]

Accidentally on add {{inkscape}} I deleted the license. Solved. Thanks. --Jmarchn (talk) 19:11, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

No problem, thanks for fixing. Jcb (talk) 21:13, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

Soraya Peerbave[edit]

Hello. Please restore File:Soraya Peerbave - 2016 (DanH-7681) (cropped).jpg because it is a cropped version of File:Soraya_Peerbave_-_2016_(DanH-7681).jpg which has the proper OTRS permission.

Thanks! // sikander { talk } 15:32, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

Done. In the future please don't tag such crops with {OTRS pending}, because this tag will lead to deletion if nothing happens. Jcb (talk) 15:38, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

File:Logo Bayerischer Wald-Verein.JPG[edit]

Hi Jcb, not sure why this was a copyvio. It was a photograph of the logo used by the subject of the article - the Bavarian Forest Club. I thought that was always permitted because it is directly relevant to the article. See Coca Cola for example. --Bermicourt (talk) 19:50, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

"always permitted because it is directly relevant to the article" - this sounds like a Fair Use rationale. At Wikimedia Commons we don't allow Fair Use, but some versions of Wikipedia, including English Wikipedia, allow local uploads of Fair Use. Regarding the Coca Cola logo, this is considered to be below the threshold of originality, so that it can be accepted with {{PD-textlogo}}. Jcb (talk) 21:45, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Restore Picture to Wikimedia Commons[edit]


The photographer who owns this photo added it to wikipedia commons. why was it deleted? and what does he need to do to restore it?

what does he need to do to keep it in commons. he is the owner of the photograph.

Eurodanceguy (talk) 20:10, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Please ask them to contact OTRS. Jcb (talk) 10:37, 17 March 2018 (UTC)


You deleted the subject page without stating a reason. Please restore it, replace it with User:Bruxellensis~commonswiki, or make {{Léon van Dievoet}} for the user.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 13:08, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

No. They applied an OTRS tag without being an OTRS agent. Another OTRS agent removed this tag, but the user placed it again. Jcb (talk) 23:04, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Read-Only Memory[edit]

Would you please restore the following image sets deleted on 1 March 2018, 22:17 that begin with the following:

  • File:The Bitmap Brothers Universe ...
  • File:Sensible Software ...
  • File:Sega Mega Drive Genesis ...
  • File:Britsoft ...

In each case, the OTRS permissions were already secured in the ticket and linked from each file. I was between uploading the last of the batch and notifying the agent to close. czar 21:44, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

Please contact processing OTRS agent for this. In principle processing OTRS agent takes care of undeletion. Jcb (talk) 23:09, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
And if they don't have admin privileges, make them go through the process of asking someone else anyway? Seems silly to put more onus on an already understaffed volunteer base czar 17:54, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
I would have to do a lot of digging, you even did not provide full file names. An OTRS agent who handles the ticket but does not have admin rights, will simply post a request at COM:UDR. The fact that you ask my attention for the second time now for this case is in fact the kind of things that puts an unnecessary workload on the indeed understaffed admin team. Jcb (talk) 21:57, 18 March 2018 (UTC)
There are dozens of files, hence why I provided the intro and the time when they were deleted. It's a complicated ticket and the files were appropriately tagged with the open ticket number. Would have been nice had they not been nuked so soon (wasn't even 30 days...) czar 02:40, 19 March 2018 (UTC)
You uploaded the files on 3 February with a 29 January timestamp in the OTRS tag, so the "wasn't even 30 days" is your own fault. Processing OTRS agent asked you to write back after upload of the files, which you never did. On top of this user talk page you can read in bold: "For any questions about OTRS permissions, please visit the OTRS/Noticeboard". After your first message I asked you to contact processing OTRS agent. Instead of doing so, you decided to bother me again, with some hypothetical argument about OTRS agents without admin privileges, although in this case processing OTRS agent does have admin privileges. I told you that it's unhelpful to contact me a second time about this case and yet you decided to bother me a third time. Don't be surprised then if people are losing their patience. Jcb (talk) 15:37, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Processing OTRS agent asked you to write back after upload of the files, which you never did. I said, I didn't finish uploading—it's quite obviously a large ticket and I especially didn't expect the files to be deleted so soon, undoing hours of work. And didn't realize I was bothering you by asking for help, so sorry. (not watching, {{ping}} if needed) czar 01:05, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

Alleged copyright infringement regarding some logos of Italian political parties[edit]

Hi, I saw that you proceeded to delete my two following files for alleged copyright infringement: File:Forza Italia simbolo politiche 2018.svg and File:Lega simbolo politiche 2018.svg. Well, since in the following category (Category:Logos of political parties in Italy) there are many other similar examples, I ask that these files be deleted as well. Otherwise I would like to know the differences between my case and other similar cases. Thank you Vajotwo (post) 19:22, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

If you think a file should be deleted, nominate it for deletion using the 'nominate for deletion' link from the left menu. I am not going through 45 million files to look for comparable cases every time I delete a file. Jcb (talk) 22:00, 18 March 2018 (UTC)

Missing license[edit]

Hello Jcb, hope you are doing well. I must admit, I'm a bit confused with your edit summary here - how are the files now missing a license due to that edit? The only change was to convert http to the secure https protocol. Thank you. Jon Kolbert (talk) 08:19, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

If I understand correctly the hyperlink (with http) is on the image description page and the template selects the license template based on the hyperlink found at the image description pages. I must say I cannot remember that I have seen this construction before. @Multichill: any thoughts? Jcb (talk) 10:34, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
Ah, I think I see. In any case, it should be OK to remain that way. The focus was to get the pages in userspace treated as templates to have HTTPS links to and The way this userspace template is set up may be odd, but the "visble" links for CC/GNU all seem to be HTTPS. Thanks for your vigilance. Jon Kolbert (talk) 17:15, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
@Jon Kolbert, Jcb: templates like User:Multichill/Europeana (more in Category:Data ingestion layout templates) are supposed to be substituted. I usually upload a bunch of files, tweak the template a bit more and than substitute it. Last step seems to have forgotten here. I'll check and substitute it so it won't be used on files anymore. Multichill (talk) 11:31, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Michedomi[edit]

Two files were not deleted. Please take a look. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:11, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the notification! Delreqhandler is a bit wonky at the moment. Deleted. Jcb (talk) 15:21, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

Photos deleted from wikipedia commons. why?[edit]

Hello Jcb. I see that you deleted a file on wikipedia commons

File:Gabmaster- La Bouche (2).jpg


Why was this file deleted? the photographer who 'owns' the photo uploaded the file into commons and emailed his consent to use the photo to commons.

what was done incorrectly to cause its deletion from commons and what steps must he follow to prevent this from happening again?

Dancemusicfan (talk) 17:15, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

If permission was sent to OTRS, patiently wait until an OTRS agent processes the ticket. Don't reupload the files. Jcb (talk) 17:18, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
I will ask the phtogorapher to send a 'consent' email in the proper format again with the photos attached. once he does will he know when he receives a 'ticket' to track things?Dancemusicfan (talk) 18:14, 23 March 2018 (UTC)
The system normally sends an autoconfirmation of receival. Jcb (talk) 22:41, 23 March 2018 (UTC)

The licence issue of File:Military service mark of the United States Army.svg[edit]

Hello, Jcb. I knew from the licence issue of File:Military service mark of the United States Army.svg. Now it's author Josedar as it own wor put a licence. Now it can be removed the licence issue tag?-- 01:12, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

Yes, but now I started a normal DR. We don't need hobby creations of CoA's if we have also the official version. Jcb (talk) 21:51, 24 March 2018 (UTC)

Images for Violet Ann Bland[edit]

Hi, I appreciate you're doing a good job policing the site, but I'm a newbie here and I thought I was doing everything I should. So help and guidance would be appreciated although I realise that's not your job.

Still, I was sent these files by the family member who owns the objects and who sent them with the express purpose of putting them on the site. I can't see how, other than me saying that, I can prove it. The images are not anywhere on the Internet, so I can't give a link to them. I copied the permissions info for another image on Bland's page. That image is still there, but mine aren't?

Could you kindly restore them or help me understand what I need to do? I've been to the help page and it's all gobbledegook. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikiwrangler (talk • contribs) 09:49, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

Evidence of permission can be provided via OTRS. Don't reupload the files yourself. Jcb (talk) 10:06, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, that's the one. Completely meaningless gibberish. Click on the help link and get an empty page. :-( — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikiwrangler (talk • contribs) 11:08, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

Half werk?[edit]

Hallo Jcb, ik zag je edit en liep me af te vragen: heeft de auteur zich bij jou gemeld m.b.t. deze afbeelding of kende je hem/haar voorheen? Mocht hij/zij zich bij jou hebben gemeld na mijn bewerking, bevestigt dit namelijk mijn stelling dat de beste mogelijkheid om een en ander te bewegen is en blijft: morrelen aan het geheel en dan beweegt er (somsuiteindelijk) wel iéts. :) Thank you for your time. Lotje (talk) 04:00, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

Nee, dat 'morrelen' van jou zadelt anderen met onnodig werk op. De informatie stond gewoon op de pagina, maar jij vergat die netjes over te nemen in de juiste velden. Hierdoor kwamen deze afbeeldingen terecht in Category:Images without source. Dit is een probleem-category waar ik al een hele tijd mee bezig ben, maar dat is dweilen met de kraan open als er mensen op deze manier gaan 'morrelen'. Moraal van dit verhaal: Doe het goed of blijf er vanaf. Jcb (talk) 14:40, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
Nee, ik vergat niet het over te nemen, ik was alleen niet zeker of de informatie wel correct was. Conclusie: zelfs wanneer ik twijfel aan de correctheid, toch de inhoud neerpoten waar ik meen dat ze hoort? Capice!
Heb je misschien tijd en zin hier eens te kijken? :) Lotje (talk) 12:09, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
Als de gegevens er staan, dan horen die gewoon in het sjabloon. Als de gegevens er niet staan, of onwaarschijnlijk lijken, nomineer het bestand dan voor verwijdering. Jcb (talk) 14:30, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

/* Oui, j'ai l'autorisation de la photographie officielle de Annelise Théodoloz sous le nom de photographe LP1_4127_by_Lucie_Poirier et dont Wikimedia Commons a reçu en mail l'autorisation signée et daté du 20 mars 2018 de Mme Poirier et qui a été envoyée à Mme Annelise Théodoloz qui me l'a remise */[edit]


Je suis Naam144 et je vous ai envoyé une autorisation de la photographe Lucie Poirier qui a photographié Madame Annelise Théodoloz, Cantatrice, ma cliente et cette dernière a demandé à Madame Poirier une attention de publication en licence libre qui a été accordée et signée par la photographe en date du 20 mars 2018.

La photographie qui avait initialement était importée et téléversée sous le nom de Annelise Théodoloz.jpg a été nouvellement importée et téléversée sous son nom officiel de LP1_4127_by_Lucie_Poirier qui est toujours la même photographie mais avec son nom officiel.

J'ai fait le nécessaire aujourd'hui 26 mars 2018 pour modifier le brouillon:Naam144, avant publication, afin de la remettre. Le processus n'a pu aboutir, je vous saurais gré de bien vouloir avoir l'amabilité extrême de me laisser la publié et ce, étant donné que tout a été fait dans les règles de l'art et conformément à toutes les indications demandées par Wikipédia et Wikimedia Commons.

Merci d'avance pour libérer la publication de ladite photographie.

Avec mes salutations empressées,

--Naam144 (talk) 17:20, 26 March 2018 (UTC)Naam144

If you have sent permission to OTRS, please patiently wait until an OTRS agent handles the ticket. Jcb (talk) 20:34, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
Bonjour Jcb, Entendu, je patiente. Cela fait déjà une semaine que j'ai envoyé, est-ce habituel comme délai ou ai-je à réitérer auprès de OTRS ? Merci Bonne soirée,

--Naam144 (talk) 14:01, 27 March 2018 (UTC)Naam144

Oui, un ou deux mois est normal. Jcb (talk) 14:27, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
Merci de cette précision. Bonne soirée

--Naam144 (talk) 17:28, 28 March 2018 (UTC)Naam144

Please restore[edit]

Hi! Please, restore it! See the page. Thanks.--Nickispeaki (talk) 21:37, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

Contact OTRS as you have been told. Jcb (talk) 21:38, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
I don't undestand. Author must to write a letter? Is it correct?--Nickispeaki (talk) 21:42, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
Yes, the author will have to send permission to OTRS. Jcb (talk) 21:43, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
What about other pics? I'm not shure about easy way to contact by email with Lytvynenko... --Nickispeaki (talk) 21:45, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
Click on the word OTRS and read the instructions. Jcb (talk) 21:46, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
Ok, but Lyvynenko is 91 years old and he didn't have even PC... Ok I told Iryna about OTRS.--Nickispeaki (talk) 13:28, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

inappropriate comments on an image[edit]

Hi, following a dispute over dimensions on . i was changing the dimensions to 800 by 600 for a site where other images are like that but got some rather inappropriate comments given in the change summary when i reverted numerous times. Please take dicplinary action to prevent this type of language from occurring in Commons in the future. Olsen24 (talk) 22:18, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Olsen24: This rude comment was uncalled for, but you on the other hand are shortly before getting blocked for edit warring. I have reverted your version of the image and left an explanation there. De728631 (talk) 22:29, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
FYI, I have also redacted the inappropriate summaries and warned Mtattrain not to make any such comments. De728631 (talk) 22:37, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
Olsen24, I fail to see what I have to do with this file. Also you are indeed wrong by overwriting the file with a lower resolution version. Don't do that. Jcb (talk) 15:06, 28 March 2018 (UTC)
You are an administrator and i was informing you of an issue which involved inappropriate language on the site. Also it has occurred again at the file below. Olsen24 (talk) 19:36, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
This is my personal user talk page, not the Administrators' noticeboard. Jcb (talk) 19:37, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

Polish 1946 banknotes[edit]

Hi, As the deleting admin, could you please give your opinion? Commons:Undeletion requests/Current requests#Polish 1946 banknotes. Should we restore these if PD in Poland, but URAA applies? Thanks, Yann (talk) 13:30, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done, thanks for the notification. Jcb (talk) 14:08, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

Notification of suspension[edit]

For overuse of deletions, you have made admin policy useful. Your access to administrator tools have been suspended for the 1st of April.

Best regards, Artix Kreiger (talk) 14:42, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

Would like to submit additional images and information[edit]

Hello, Thank you for your help with the Virtuality gaming article.

We have additional info and images that we would like to submit to be added to the article. These are our images and we release them under Creative Commons, and all information is accurate as we are also the owners of Virtuality.

frame|The Head4Head VR flight game was a fully networked interactive jump jet simulator. The consoles allowed outsiders to watch the action from a third person perspective and for users to re-play their game afterward. The system was sold for $100,000 to theme parks and dedicated game centers.

frame|The Virtuality Data Glove, 1990, allowed users to directly interact with virtual models. It used strain sensors molded overtop fingers allowing real time interaction

frame|Legend Quest, a dungeons and dragons game, winner of the CyberEdge Journal VR product of the year award 1993, was a multi-player interactive Role Play Game and drew a strong “club” following at the Location Based Entertainment center in Nottingham England – home of Robin Hood.

frame|The Stand Up (SU 2000) Virtuality system was the strongest selling VR system. Launched in 1996 it surpassed its predecessor the SU 1000 and provided many improvements especially lowered cost. However, to cut costs, the system did not have stereo vision which was a floored product decision, especially for games like Dactyl Nightmare, as users could no longer see their body parts in 3D – part of the magic driving the immersive VR user experience

thumb|Key Software and Design Animation team members Adrian Sheppard and Graham Patten, later went on to build distinguished careers, Graham founding a successful VR marketing agency and Adrian at Nvidia computer graphics chip company, in Silicon Valley

If there are issues or you need additional information please feel free to contact me.

Please contact OTRS to provided evidence of permission. For now the only thing I could do is deletion for 'copyright violation', becaused the files have been published before on the web without a free license. Jcb (talk) 21:31, 2 April 2018 (UTC)

Notification about possible deletion[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg Some contents have been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether they should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at their entry.

If you created these pages, please note that the fact that they have 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 them.
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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Yours sincerely, CoCoCounty97 (talk) 00:59, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

This could be INeverCry? Empty account activates for visual file change. Nomiates things for deletion.Artix Kreiger (talk) 01:02, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

Reinstating image - permissions now available[edit]

JCB, permission is available for

Please advise whether image needs to be reloaded/recreated in Wikicommons, or provide a link so permission can be submitted.

Thanks Nanosecond — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nanosecond (talk • contribs) 22:10, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

Reinstating another image - permission was provided[edit]

Permission was provided for this image - see below (but using a different title for the image)

Can this image please be reinstated using the file name above. Or advise what further action is required. Thomas Heinser 2018-03-19 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nanosecond (talk • contribs) 22:24, 3 April 2018 (UTC)

Do not reupload the file. Patiently wait until an OTRS agent handles the ticket. Jcb (talk) 14:41, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

Image review request[edit]

A few weeks ago you deleted several images based on this deletion request. They recently uploaded File:Vivek_Verma.png, same name as a file on that request. Is that the same file? Thanks! Ravensfire (talk) 15:44, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

Not the same file, but apparent copyvio as well. Deleted. Jcb (talk) 15:48, 4 April 2018 (UTC)
I'm shocked, shocked! to hear that. Thank you. Ravensfire (talk) 15:52, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

Tilopa image deletion[edit]

At first glance this seemed rather petty. Are you using a copyvio algo to find these? Is there no scope for querying the copyright holder to request special permission? And could you perhaps address such questions briefly on the Talk page when you do these deletions? Many thanks. Cliffewiki (talk) 22:27, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

In case of grabbed from the web files we delete as 'copyvio' without further formalities. We are flooded with hundreds of copyright violations everyday and many files slip through because we have not enough people dealing with them. It's not reasonable to request that we try to get permission for all those files. That's simply undoable. Jcb (talk) 22:46, 5 April 2018 (UTC)

Can you please restore[edit]

Hi. Can you please restore the files You deleted:

  • File:Moshe Amirav - Western Wall 1967.jpg
  • File:Moshe amirav - Temple Mount 1967.jpg

I've already sent the licenses. Meanwhile I can add {{OTRS pending}}. Thanks. יאיר צפורי (talk) 18:48, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

No, please patiently wait until an OTRS agent handles the ticket. Jcb (talk) 19:03, 6 April 2018 (UTC)


Sorry, this was me dozing off. I have coffee now. -- Tuválkin 19:12, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

No problem. I was already in the assumption that this was not your intention. Jcb (talk) 19:14, 6 April 2018 (UTC)

Image deleted -[edit]

Please let me know how I can restore (or replace) the image. I was requested to provide "a photo of Asker Aliyev [Ali Abiyev] for wikipedia usage", along with "a suitable license and description". I wasn't able to figure out what license or description would consist of. I can ask Dr. Abiyev to send a professional photo of himself (I'm in regular contact with him), but I'm not sure how one would provide any sort of license for something of that nature. Thank you & appreciate the feedback Yusif

PS I can be reached at — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yusifalizada (talk • contribs) 19:25, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

For our licensing rules, see here. If you have a good picture, please ask the photographer to contact OTRS. Jcb (talk) 19:52, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

Copyright issues[edit]

Hi Johan, hope my message finds you well. Could you please tell me what copyright issues surfaced recently regarding G.D.'s self-portrait? I'am writing cause I planned to clean-upload a normal size jpeg file with a suitable descriptive name instead of all these little gifs and you kinda spooked me. Thanks, --Taterian (talk) 19:41, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

The problem with the deleted version was that it not only contained the portrait itself (which is Public Domain), but also the 3D frame around it. Such a picture creates separate copyright for the photographer, so that permission from the photographer is needed. This permission was missing. Jcb (talk) 21:46, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
I say! --Taterian (talk) 18:04, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

Please restore[edit]

I have added a link to the permission for the File:Alarashi Salah FlagUp.jpg which was released by Aden news agency in 1990-05-22 - Under Yemeni law, all files released by media that are over 10 years old, automatically fall under the Creative Common license (هذه الصورة إنتجت في اليمن وهي الآن ملكية عامة حيث أن حقوق النشر الخاصة بها قد انتهت حسب القانون اليمني - بث إذاعي صحفي أنتج منذ أكثر من عامين)

A declaration of consent has been sent to for the file AbdulKarim Abdullah Al-Arashi.jpg

Thank you very much for understanding. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aceat (talk • contribs) 00:26, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

Patiently wait until an OTRS agent handles the ticket. Jcb (talk) 14:28, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

Rimozione foto Nunziata Monumento[edit]

Gentile Ronhjones, volevo avvisarti che hai eliminato una fotografia, scannerizzazione di una antica cartolina, contenente a sua volta due foto di pubblico dominio raffiguranti un Monumento e una strada. La cartolina è ugualmente di pubblico dominio e le foto in essa contenute furono pubblicate più di 80 anni fa, nel 1930. Essendo materiale di promozione locale sono di libera circolazione e comunque, secondo la legislazione italiana, trattasi di materiale libero da licenze e di libera fruizione. Pregasi di ripristinare la foto e di correggerla eventualmente come è opportuno. Io avevo inserito la dicitura Free license images e Free cultural works. Qual è quella giusta? Il fotografo è anonimo , essendo antico materiale di promozione, contenente fotografie storiche, e comunque non esiste nessun copyright sul materiale, proprio perchè materiale storico. Consiglio di consultare il codice dei beni culturali italiano, pubblicato nel 2004. Inoltre essendo un Monumento della Prima Guerra Mondiale non esiste alcun diritto creativo legato allo scultore.

Can you help me to add this and restore original photo? Thanks {{PD-Italy}} {{PD-1996}}. SicilianCulturalHeritage (talk) 18:59, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

I am not Ronhjones and this is not the undeletion request page. Jcb (talk) 21:11, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

No, sorry, I've got mixed up...but you really eliminate the file Nunziata monumento.jpg . This file respect Italian law on copyright and Cultural Heritage. See .Articolo 70. Only limits are a low resolution (on internet)and prohibition of commercial use. Only didactic or scientific use. Can you help to restore image? SicilianCulturalHeritage (talk) 15:46, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

These restrictions are not compatible with our licensing rules. I cannot restore the file, it's not free. Jcb (talk) 15:57, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

Image talk page[edit]

Hi Jcb, What do we do about this page? File talk:ABOUT-BILTU-KATHAK.jpg Ww2censor (talk) 21:36, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

We flush it. Jcb (talk) 21:47, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

Please restore image[edit]


You recently took down the image File:Le Trefle a Quatre Feuilles, Ou La Clef Du Bonheur.png, although I believe this image's copyright tags are completely sound. Please restore this image! Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by HCordray (talk • contribs) 23:49, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

Mariette Lydis died in 1970. Her work will not be PD before 1 January 2041. Jcb (talk) 14:37, 11 April 2018 (UTC)


Du hast am 28. Februar "Johann Heinrich Bonnenberg.jpg" gelöscht. Bonnenberg schreibt mir, dass er damals eine Lizenz des Fotografen vom Deutsch-Russichen Forum beigebracht habe. Ist dem so?--Mehlauge (talk) 16:48, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Bonnenberg claimed to be the author himself, while it's obvious from the picture that this cannot be true. The real photographer is not even mentioned. Jcb (talk) 21:21, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Deleted files from Pongratz.[edit]

Hi Jcb, after the message from User:Gerfried Pongratz Peter Krasser should sent the mail at 2. february to OTRS. See here --regards K@rl (talk) 06:54, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

If that permission would be valid, an OTRS agent will restore the files. Jcb (talk) 09:15, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

Deleted files from FranXBSC[edit]

Hi Jcb, por favor restaura las imágenes subidas por mi usuario, estaban usadas en varias páginas de fútbol ecuatoriano, todas fueron creación mía en adobe ilustrator, el usuario que solicitó el borrado "brgesto" lo hizo por discrepancias o por otros motivos al editar la página "Copa Latina", no existen los "derechos" en esas banderas mucho menos en equipos que ya no existen, yo se de casos similares de banderas en otros países, te pido de favor las restaures, se hizo un consenso y todos los usuarios estaban muy a favor de la creación de las banderas sobre todo para una mayor experiencia del lector y mejorar wikipedia. saludos ---FranXBSC (User talk:FranXBSC) 15:09 14 abr 2018 (UTC-5)

Lo que pasa es que estas banderas no son trabajos propios, pero trabajos derivados. Así sí violan los derechos de autor de las banderas originales. Véase también: Commons:Trabajos derivados. Jcb (talk) 20:24, 14 April 2018 (UTC)

Y ¿qué me recomiendas para poder evitar todo este mal rato? yo veo que los escudos en sí sin banderas ni nada son usados en muchos medios de información de mi país y nadie pide derechos, no se por que aquí se borran si son aportes, yo no busco lucrarme ni nada por el estilo. ---FranXBSC (User talk:FranXBSC) 19:42 14 abr 2018 (UTC-5)

Media without a source as of 4 November 2017[edit]

Hello.Since you are deleting Category:Media without a source as of 4 November 2017, There are here more than two million files its source can not be seen from that day.What's the solution?Thank you --ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2 (talk) 11:01, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

사형집행 목록 파일 왜 삭제했죠?[edit]

pdf파일 한국어 파일로 된 것을 삭제한 것으로 보아 한국어 사용자 같아서 한국어로 말합니다. 저작권침해 아닙니다. 설사 내용을 변경하여 유포한다고 해도 문제될 것이 없습니다 피고인 이름이 적시된게 아니니까?Backtothe (talk) 00:51, 20 April 2018 (UTC)