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This image

Dear Kanonkas,

Can you possibly inspect this image uploaded by someone else:

Flickr review said there was no flickr link but that is not possible....and I ordered another review. It is licensed freely...but the resolution is massive. I just uploaded an image by this guy and my computer struggled to cope with the photo size. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 20:09, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

✓  Done Leo. Best regards, --Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 20:52, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
  • Thank you for your help. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 22:45, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

This image

Pictogram voting comment.svg 


Should this image be deleted File:Riahi.jpg and this DR closed? The image has no source and is a recent upload. What do you think? Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 20:25, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment Uploader has placed another image here: File:Riahi Web.png This time there is a link but the license is ARR. Uploader may not know Common's policies....but gven the ultra low resolution, it may be a copy vio --Leoboudv (talk) 08:05, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
✓  Done . I deleted both of the files as copyright violations. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 22:05, 2 June 2009 (UTC)


Ive been delaying this, and not too familiar where to ask but I need rollback. Betacommand 13:33, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

I've granted you rollback. See this for more info. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 13:39, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
Tell me you didn't screw up again ;-) Multichill (talk) 15:50, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Piki Wiki

I have seen that you have blocked this project. Can you please unblock it? It is a joint project of the Israeli Internet Association, Wikimedia Foundationa and the Israeli chapter aimed at uploading about 200K of pictures (in a budget of about NIS 250,000 - approximately $50,000) - very similar to the German project.

I understand that there are some technical issues (I don't understand exactly which) but we wish to correct the mistakes and continue the appload.

Can u assist with this?

Deror avi (talk) 09:15, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

I'm happy to see someone finally saying this. I have to ask though, are you the bot operator? As I need to sort some things out, before the bot can run again. I'll try my best to assist you. Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 09:34, 7 June 2009 (UTC)
I am not the bot operator. The operator is the Israeli Internet Assocation. I will meet with them tommorow to present them with the demands of the commons and make sure they comply to all demands of the commons.
Are you aware of any specific demands whic are not complied?
to the best of my knowledge there are only two - that the source field and the description field are always filled.
The Bot is not going to start running again until Wednesday - after the meeting and after we try to fix the problems. Deror avi (talk) 10:01, 7 June 2009 (UTC)
It basicly boils down to 2 things i guess:
  1. We would like to have all the fields in {{Information}} properly filled out.
  2. We would like to have better screening to prevent unfree images from being uploaded.
I'll send an email to the person operating the bot to see if he needs some assistance. Multichill (talk) 10:17, 7 June 2009 (UTC)
no need - tommorow I (the attorney of Israeli Wiki), the attorneys of the Israeli internet associations, volenteers from Hebrew wiki and from the Israeli internet associations are having a meeting. From what I understand - there are three problems:
a. all fields must be filled for example - source shoule be "The Gan Shmuel Archaive by permission to Piki wiki" or "John Smith by permission to Piki Wiki".
b. no picture which violates Israeli copyright Law (with this regards, we are aware of smoe mistakes done by the voulneters who check the pictures and will instruct them better). Please note that not all users here understand the Israeli Law nor Hebrew (here)
c. no fair use pictures will be uploaded.
anything else? Deror avi (talk) 10:48, 7 June 2009 (UTC)
is the summery here accurate? did you get my email. Deror avi (talk) 12:04, 7 June 2009 (UTC)


I've maid an editprotected request several days ago here. Would you mind have a look on it?. Thank you. df 19:37, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

✓  Done by PeterSymonds (talk contribs blocks protections deletions moves rights rights changes). Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 13:08, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Thank you

Thanks again for the nomination! This is all very exciting. Please let me know if I can help with anything. Pruneautalk 16:39, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Rio de Janeiro Cityscape

Hello, i saw the "Panorama_do_Rio.jpg" has been removed due Copyright violation... But this image is part of the article about Rio de Janeiro... I replaced with another image in the same article... (please see discussion)

Could you help me to see another panorama view...?!´or how to make one?!

Best regards.

--Lightwarrior2 (talk) 18:41, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

I'm not exactly sure what you're asking me. Can you please be more specific? Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // CCD // 18:45, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Sorry... this is the correct link : Rio de Janeiro [1] article

i replaced the missing image temporarily...but i need help... [2] (talk page).


Wink.gif --Lightwarrior2 (talk) 19:45, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, but I can't help you make one. I haven't taken photos in Rio de Janeiro, and uploaded them over to Commons. You may find Category:Rio de Janeiro city helpful. Hope that may help you. Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // CCD // 22:12, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Cityscape Yes check.svgDone!!

That is what i want to do... Wink.gif

Broken link was removed and the Cityscape has been replaced [3].

There are one image left (maybe it was removed in the same way...) i don´t remember what is... But i will try to find out...!! Wink.gif

Many thanks.

See you soon. Face-wink.svg

--Lightwarrior2 (talk) 07:57, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

Glad you found something to use! Best regards, --Kanonkas // talk // CCD // 08:58, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

2 images

Dear Kanonkas,

These 2 images are copyvios. The first especially is a blatant copyvio....while the second is unused:

Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 20:37, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

  • PS: Maybe you should contact the uploader of the Alesha dixon image on French wiki to let him know that fair use images like this: File:Alesha dixon dancing the boy does nothing.jpg are not acceptable for Commons, unlike Wikipedia. The guy put a lot of effort into the FU rationale. I have no account on French wiki. --Leoboudv (talk) 00:28, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
✓  Done . I deleted the copyright violations. Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // CCD // 10:16, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Cat redir

I knew there was a way to do this: "Category redirect|Hersheypark". See Category:Hershey Park RlevseTalk 11:15, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

Yep. If you need further help I'll try to help you out ;) Kanonkas // talk // CCD // 12:55, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

Response on request

Hi Kanonkas,
Via my nl:wp talk page user Multichill asked to point you to some more info on my open proxy system. A description can be found here. This description is somewhat outdated, but describes pretty well the outline of the system. Improvements and refinements are still continually developed.
If you have any specific questions, don't hesitate to contact me (either via my nl:wp talk page or if needed by mail). - Rgds RonaldB (talk) 15:08, 2 July 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for your suggestion. I will consider it but I am not quite ready at present. Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 23:48, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Re: Ping

Echo response to Echo request

Hi my dear friend Kanonkas, it’s a long time that I’m absent “without leave” from Wikimedia Commons. I had a lot of hard work with my job in my "real life", but now I’m ready to resume my contributions to Commons. In the past I made some errors with my contributions, but now I hope to make progress and to contribute a little bit to progress of this project. All the best. Jacopo Werther (talk) 16:55, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

4 copyvios

Dear Kanonkas,

Can your or any other Admin please please delete these 4 copy vios:

Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 09:34, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

✓  Done . Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // CCD // 09:39, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Thanks a lot. Cheers, --Leoboudv (talk) 09:48, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Replacing this failed image

Dear Admin Kanonkas,

Could all uses of this low resolution and inferior quality image here: File:Trinity Church 12 Boston MA USA.jpg be replaced by this much superior image:

Then the first failed image can be deleted. The first failed image is certainly a copy vio since it is SoStark's only flickr photo here. If his/her photos were licensed freely, there would be at least a few more pictures from that account here. But there is none. What do you think? Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 02:23, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

It failed a Flickr review, and the review by the bot itself was after a very long time. Nobody else had verified the licensing before the bot, so we can't know if it really was under cc-by-2.0 at that point. I'm going to be on the safe side and delete it. Kanonkas // talk // CCD // 18:45, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
I've placed an universal replacement. Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // CCD // 18:50, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment : Unfortunately the uploader was Urban who has uploaded images with NC or ND restrictions in the past in 2005 and 2006. If you recall, I asked you to delete 2 of his images after I contacted the flickrowner and he asked me to get them deleted. Seeing his history and the circumstance of this image, it seems to be a likely copy vio. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 19:31, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

Question on 1 Admin's photo

This image which I filed a DR on was uploaded by a former Admin:

Is that sufficient to do a flickr pass on it...and to close the DR? Jkelly would have known the license at time of upload I assume. Just curious, --Leoboudv (talk) 20:04, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

I would think so, but their talk page is kind of worrying. I don't want to draw a conclusion here, if that's fine for you Leo. Sorry for the late response, but I'm on a holiday. Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // CCD // 22:05, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

RfA Thanks

Thank you for supporting me in my RfA which just closed as successful. I really appreciate the trust that the Commons community has placed in me and look forward to expanding my contributions to Commons. Thanks again. --Captain-tucker (talk) 13:50, 21 July 2009 (UTC)


Dear Kanonkas,

How does one fail images with no flickr links here:

Same uploader. It does not say in this formula page I'm new at this. I aasume its a copy vio but am not 100% sure. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 05:39, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Excuse my interruption, but you just enter part of the description into Flickr search {i.e. Tungnath Temple for the first image) and page through the matches. I found the first two for you. They are probably all from the same Flickr author. --Captain-tucker (talk) 10:29, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

This image

Dear Kanonkas,

Please look at this image carefully: File:N2 Mt Baker.jpg Can it be renamed as Mt Shuksan? It does look like Shuksan, and not Mt. Baker. Right now, its unused since it has the wrong title. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 06:17, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

Also done. MBisanz talk 04:45, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

This image

Should this image be passed by an admin or failed?

Please look at the flickr source where the author says the photo is used with his permission on Wikipedia. Only the license is not specified...but it is clear he gives approval here and has been notified about its use on Wikipedia. If you are satisfied, please pass it even if the flickr license is unfree. If not, please fail it and it can be deleted. This is a unique case....and that was why I did not tag it as a copy vio long ago. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 23:12, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Deleted, since we can't accept "permission on Wikipedia" unless the author specifies a free license. An annoying rule. MBisanz talk 04:29, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
  • OK. That makes sense here. I doubt there any FlickrLickr images from this account to show if his photos were ever free. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 06:48, 26 July 2009 (UTC)


Can this image be passed as the upload of a former Admin--Jcornelius:

  • [[::File:Toronto Subway Train Type H6 Interior.jpg]]

If you agree, please consider typing in a flickrpass here for 29 March 2006. I can't be sure since this is flickr owner farfalina's only photo here. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 07:08, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

It's a copyright violation. I have thus deleted it. Best, PeterSymonds (talk) 14:25, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

D. Shankbone

Did you know that because of 1 NYT article on Wikipedia's inferior images, WikiCommons lost David Shankbone here in July 2009? He placed a retired sign on his Commons account. I think Shankbone was peeved that someone at the Wikimedia foundation never remembered his massive contributions here. He even took this great photo of the late Frank McCourthere: File:Frank McCourt by David Shankbone.jpg And many of his photos were high resolution images. Its a very sad day for Wikipedia/WikiCommons. What a lousy way to lose good contributors sadly. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 23:49, 27 July 2009 (UTC)


Hi Kanonkas. Tank you for your msg. Why do you think that I have to be an admin? And then: my english is so bad...! Cari saluti, --DenghiùComm (talk) 20:28, 29 July 2009 (UTC)


I see you changing the user group to "confirmed" for some users "per request". Is there a place where they make these requests? Rocket000 (talk) 20:25, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

A few have requested it over IRC. Kanonkas // talk // CCD // 20:28, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
I meant is there a page people make requests on? (I figured the ones I noticed were done privately/IRC since I couldn't find them.) Rocket000 (talk) 20:38, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
Not as far as I know. I think we should make one, but where? We could possibly unify the confirmed requests, with the rollback requests. E.g. move Commons:Rollback/Requests to Commons:Requests? Maybe you've got a better page name or other ideas? Kudos for bringing this up. Kanonkas // talk // CCD // 20:46, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. Yes, I would like if we could deal with them on the same page as rollback requests (we already got too many request pages to watch ;). I can't think of a good name right now... Rocket000 (talk) 02:56, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
I've moved the page to Commons:Requests for rights. The page needs some tweaking, so any kind of help would be appreciated. Kanonkas // talk // CCD // 15:12, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
Works for me! Although, I don't think anyone's going to know what "confirmed" means, since I'm not even clear on that myself. If I understand your comment on Herby's page, they can even patrol anymore, right? (I should really make a "public" account like you to test these things myself.) Rocket000 (talk) 15:15, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
Did you mean can't? The confirmed users no longer can patrol pages. Hmm... a public Rocket? Interesting... :) Kanonkas // talk // CCD // 15:47, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
Yep. That was a typo. So I guess there's no real reason users are going to want this right unless they aren't autoconfirmed yet (e.g. to edit semi-protected pages and upload reupload without waiting the normal 4 days). Rocket000 (talk) 17:43, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Norwegian translations needed

Hi! I contact you as you speak English and Norwegian.

Jastrow and I are working on autotranslating {{Meta information museum}}, the meta-template we use for many museums, like {{Information Louvre}}. Could you please help us find Bokmål and Nynorsk translations for every tag name:

   * artist/maker
   * description
   * dimensions
   * credit line
   * accession number
   * location
   * source/photographer
   * references
   * other versions

"Credit line" is mainly about the mode of acquisition: what collection does it come from? Did it join the collections by gift, purchase, on loan, etc.?

Thanks for any help. Bibi Saint-Pol (sprechen) 14:17, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

Hey Bibi. That's great to hear, and I'd be pleased to help translating those tags. Below are some of the translations.
* Kunstner
* Beskrivelse
* Dimensjoner
* Museumsnummer
* Plassering
* Kilde/fotograf
* Referanser
* Andre versjoner


I'm not quite sure for some of the other words, so I'm not able to translate those. I hope this helps. Kanonkas // talk // CCD // 14:47, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
Are the translations you give both for Bokmål and Nynorsk?
Perhaps would you find helpful to watch the Danish and Swedish translations already available, it might help you to find the missing words. Bibi Saint-Pol (sprechen) 15:42, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
Only nb (bokmaal). I'll try to do a nynorsk translation too (sorry, but I missed that bit). Thank you for your suggestion. Kanonkas // talk // CCD // 15:45, 31 July 2009 (UTC)
These are nn:
* Kunstnar
* Skildring
* Dimensjonar
* Opphav?
* Museumsnummer
* Plassering
* Kjelde/fotograf
* Referansar
* Andre versjonar
Shauni (talk) 19:00, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

I just created the nb and the nn versions, following your indications. Now only the “credit line” is missing in the nb version.

Thanks for your help. Bibi Saint-Pol (sprechen) 22:11, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

A favor

Hi, Kanonkas. I come to ask you a favor to delete blue-linked images on the first column on this subpage. I've checked all images on whether they are used on the whole Wikipedia project, and except the red linked ones, all are cleared. So could you delete the duplicated images for now? Thanks.--Caspian blue 19:03, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

✓  Done - Huib talk 19:21, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Script question

I know you're like a collector of useful user scripts so I thought I'd ask you. :) Do you know of a script that can highlight usernames of admins like on talk pages and such? I know there's one (or was one) on en.wp that did it but I don't know if it would work here. It's ok if I have to manually create a list of names because I only want it for a short time. (Mainly to update pages like Commons:Administrators/Archive). Thanks. Rocket000 (talk) 19:59, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Yup, there is such a script. See this link. As you can see from the JS, you will be needing an admin list. The script will have to be modified a bit to work here. After that, I think it would work here. Tell me if you need help with the modifications. Best regards, Kanonkas (talk) 20:12, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! Just what I was looking for. Now, let's see if I can get it to work here. Rocket000 (talk) 20:32, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
Yay, it works. Rocket000 (talk) 20:57, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

This image

Dear Kanonkas and other Admins,

Did I vote right or wrong in this DR? This is an interesting case. There is a picture within a plaque. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 05:17, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

FOP isn't my area, sorry Leo. Best regards, Kanonkas (talk) 09:29, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
  • That's OK. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 19:08, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Name Change

Thank you very much, can you check if I have done it right please? see it here [4] Regards Ijanderson977 (talk) 15:33, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

Yes, it's fine. I've taken care of your request. Best regards, Kanonkas (talk) 15:36, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
Haha you did it already. Thank you very much for all the help. Regards IJA (talk) 15:37, 19 August 2009 (UTC)
Happy to help, and no problem. Best regards, Kanonkas (talk) 15:39, 19 August 2009 (UTC)


You closed this 2 hours early, I think. Compare the timestamp on the accept with the timestamp in your signature on the close. In future please make sure these run the full 7 days. Also you omitted the support/oppose/neutral boilerplate, a sample of which is included in the "hints on making someone an admin" on the special:userrights page... Can you fix that? Thanks! ++Lar: t/c 14:56, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

My clock is ahead of UTC, so I interpreted the time according to my time. Which explains why it was closed a bit early, but it's not a big deal? After all, it had unanimous support, and just two hours were left. User:Kanonkas/Links 3 might be of interest, but I've fixed what you asked. Thank you and best regards, Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 15:14, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
There's a pref you can set so you always see everything in UTC. It's a good way to avoid these "off by a bit" errors. I agree in this case, 2 hours and 3 minutes is not a big deal on an unanimous candidacy but still, there are some folk who do get upset about this sort of thing, best to stay on the right side of the time boundary. Especially if you're brand new. Remember there is no rush. Hope that helps. ++Lar: t/c 02:12, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
Nod, and thanks for the helpful info. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 07:11, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Rename request

Dear Kanonkas,

I made a mistake with the name of this picture here:

Can it please be renamed to the: File:Buchanan Tower (UBC-Aug. 2009).jpg

Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 01:11, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

✓  Done . I've also added you to the MediaMoveBot check page. In other words, you can now rename files yourself! Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 07:11, 22 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment : Dear Kanonkas,
  • Thanks for renaming the image. Unfortunately I still cannot rename images as you registered me as 'Leobudv' on that page and no one here has such an account. I'm Leoboudv. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 08:12, 22 August 2009 (UTC)
Sorry for the typo! I've fixed it. Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 10:06, 22 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Thanks for your kind help. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 19:10, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

In your position

I do think you should answer Mike's query on the RfCU. If you have something that is pertinent & valid, it would seem strange not to allow the community to understand your views. --Herby talk thyme 10:14, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

I agree. I fail to understand why you have not. It's disappointing. ++Lar: t/c 13:18, 22 August 2009 (UTC)
Courtesy notes are a good way to "ping" someone to address something, I think. For the matter, I didn't respond earlier because I didn't see it before now. So, if someone wants me to elaborate on something, I probably will. I didn't have it watchlisted either. While Martin has done extensive work as an admin, and done some good puppetry work, I would like to see some technical experience too. Not just blocking sockpuppets/disruptive users, etc. I'm not sure on Martin's ability to handle private info, but I'm giving the benefit of the doubt on that part. While having technical experience isn't something you have to have, it's my personal criteria. So, I don't think Martin has done anything wrong, but he lacks a vital aspect for a CU, IMO. That's basically my rationale for the oppose. If Martin could prove me wrong, I may consider switching my position, FWIW. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 19:27, 22 August 2009 (UTC)
I personally think it is pretty poor for a bureaucrat not to watchlist a request. They aren't a "vote, then disappear" thing. They're a discussion, and when you vote, you should expect someone to comment. Others may even change your mind. It's a way to determine consensus, and the participants should do it as much as the closer. It is especially poor form to leave a driveby vote (let's face it, that's what this is) when it is as cryptic as the one you left. Please reconsider your approach here. I also wish to express my disagreement with your interpretation of what checkusership entails. It's not the keys to the kingdom, it's one extra tool used to combat vandalism and sockpuppetry. I personally feel a bureaucrat who has absurdly high standards that do not follow community norms is not a very good one. Majorly talk 22:44, 22 August 2009 (UTC)
It may be a bit high, but as I said above, it's my personal criteria. Who said CU was a key to the kingdom? I don't think you should put words in my mouth. I may have high standards, but I do feel it's justified for access such as CU. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 07:05, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Ok - reviewing this rather unsatisfactory passage from my perspective

  • After complaining about "advertising" (something you still have not apologised to me about despite it being your ignorance of policy) you vote on the RfCU without time to really think or research (time stamps bear that out).
  • As a 'crat you fail to watch list the RfCU despite the fact that you have such high standards for the position & as someone who wishes to be seen as a community leader it would seem vital that you watched it.
  • Your vote seems based more on hunch & instinct (given what you said & the speed of saying it). It would seem likely to influence (& be intended to influence) the community despite the lack of real foundation.

I am afraid I have to say you fall short of the standards I would wish to see here or elsewhere as a 'crat or community leader. I do hope you will be rather more balanced & thoughtful in the future. --Herby talk thyme 09:59, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

I made a mistake on that bit, and thanked you for clarifying. I had a legit concern when the CU request was being "advertised". A note saying it's expected from the CU policy would've been good, and a helpful pointer. Expecting the community or its editors to know about all kind of procedures isn't right. So, when I questioned the advertising, a link to the policy could've probably saved a lot of time to begin with. No, the timestamps can't just "bear" that out at all by itself. It may give you such a possible guess. I thought over the vote for a while before deciding to vote. My personal standards for CheckUser are visible signs of technical experience, which I looked for before replying to you with the advertising comment. The "advertising" didn't influence my decision on the vote either, but it did pop up just before I was to vote. As such, your assumption on "without time to really think or research" is wrongful, but my vote was a bit unclear, and could've been more detailed.
I can't fulfil every person's views on what a bureaucrat should be, but I can try. I usually take a check on the requests page (usually after 2 days, but depends on my time), if I think it's necessary, depending on how much time I've got left for this hobby. As long as the person responds in a timely matter, that should be just as fine. Even if I had watchlisted it, I probably wouldn't have managed to have replied to it anyway, at least not extensively, with my current busy time (which was the result of some unexpected issues). At the time of voting, I was not aware I'd have some unexpected issues that would take this much time from me. Either way, I should've just waited to vote with my detailed vote instead of a small summary without much details. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 21:09, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

It has been several days now, when did you plan to answer in more detail and address the concerns Herby raised, Kanonkas? ++Lar: t/c 13:42, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay here, but I've gotten some unexpected issues, which is why I haven't been editing lately. I planned to reply to this several days ago, but I couldn't due to the issues. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 22:52, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
So do you intend to reply now? Majorly talk 23:09, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
lol. Rocket000 (talk) 01:45, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

Coming to invade Wikinews, eh?

/wave --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 18:13, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

How to mark these files

Dear Admin Kanonkas,

Are we supposed to watch the entire video for these 2 files and then pass them if they match the photo given in the image file? I never came acrooss this case before:

Any ideas? It seems to be a streaming video which is licensed as cc by sa on flickr. Or do we just pass them since they are licensed freely. Normally one marks images, not video files. But I guess flickr is doing new things every day. Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 06:31, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Hey Leo. We allow streaming content from Flickr, so this should be okay, if it's with an appropriate license that fits Commons' licensing policy. As those files did, I've Flickr approved those. Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 12:37, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Thanks Kanonkas. I just wanted to be sure here. Cheers, --Leoboudv (talk) 19:19, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

Inсorrect Kallerna's behaviour

Hi, Kanonkas! Possible, it is personal conflict. Please, visit Commons:Quality_images_candidates/candidate_list and look Kallerna's voting in Consensual Review. Kallerna's voting is very similar to personal hostility. It is inadmissible in Commons and very incorrect for an administrator. Same was earlier two times. At that time Kallerna has received the polite remark from other users.

Possibly, the reason that I have rejected a few Kallerna's nominations. However I always support its good works. I am surprised by such relation, however I concern to Kallerna friendly.

I'm sorry if my English is not excellent.

With best regards, --George Chernilevsky (talk) 14:57, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Hi George. My advice would be to talk to Kallerna at his talk page. I know it can be frustrating to get such votes, but I don't think Kallerna's vote is trying to be personal towards you. It's rather his criteria of how QI's should be. However, trying to solve this with Kallerna by discussing with him would be the best option, IMO. I would urge you not to close his nominations out of anger (e.g. you have a COI in this case). The best thing we could do in this case, is, to try solving this in a peaceful manner, while being mellow :) I hope this helped you and others. Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 16:23, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
Hi, Kanonkas!
I now mellow and tell message to Kallerna.
Thanks You!
With best regards, --George Chernilevsky (talk) 08:58, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
Discussed misunderstanding now finished. The good friendship is good for Commons Wikimedia. --George Chernilevsky (talk) 17:26, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
Glad to hear, and good work resolving this! Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 21:56, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Grave markers

Dear Kanonkas,

What are Commons rules on grave markers or tombstones? If a person takes a photo of a tombstone of someone who died in say 1960, can it be moved here? Just curious as I notice quite a few of these images on Wikipedia. Some are of famous actors or personalities. Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 10:18, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Hi Leoboudv, Kanonkas asked me to comment. I think it all depends on if you consider these tombstones a work of art. If you don't you can just upload them. If you do, the whole COM:FOP thing comes into play. Multichill (talk) 12:02, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg  Comment : Response to Multichill/Kanonkas. I moved just one grave marker here of a person who died in 1947 three months ago and I was just wondering if it was right or wrong? (She was the Black Dahlia) It is a simple design. This is the photo If I am wrong, please at least restore it on English Wikipedia if you wish to delete it here on Commons. Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 21:44, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Re:Your request to adminship

Thanks a lot and best regards, Alpertron (talk) 17:16, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Granting people adminship without Community consensus.

Hei Kanonkas,

Please make a desysop for Commons:Administrators/Requests/Alpertron asap.

You granted him adminship while there are only 3 votes in favour where our policy say's there need to be four. [5]

You granted him adminship against the will of the community since he didn't have enough support.

Huib talk 17:22, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

I will make no sysop operations until this issue is solved. I hope this is the best solution. Best regards, Alpertron (talk) 17:32, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

I don't see where it says in the current policy that a request needs 4 votes in favour. It seems like it was removed at some point (per your above diff). As such, no minimum of votes are necessary for RfAs at this point. Maybe Michael forgot to put the minimum requirement back. I don't know, but I do know I could not remember, nor see any minimum requirement at this time for an RfA in the policy. I won't take any hasty actions on this matter, and I'm going to ask for some third party opinions on this matter. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 17:47, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

I agree with Huib. It certainly always was policy & I cannot find anything suggesting the community agreed to its removal. I imagine that removal was accidental. --Herby talk thyme 17:56, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
So it seems, but it's really unfortunate in this case. I think we should put the requirement back to the main RfA page. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 18:07, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
yes it was removed by accidant, but still a policy can only be changed by consensus so the old policy still stands. Huib talk 18:13, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
I think the best option would be to give a few more days to the RfA in order to find whether there is a community support or not. Do you want me to relinquish the admin flag? Best regards, Alpertron (talk) 18:00, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
In passing if this is dealt with properly & re-opened I am prepared to vote for you which will solve the problem however the policy should be dealt with. --Herby talk thyme 18:02, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
It has been moved to Commons:Administrators/Howto so its still here, please fix your error. Huib talk 18:02, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for finding it Huib - pity our 'crat was not aware of the long standing policy. --Herby talk thyme 18:03, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

All I can say is that I was unaware of its current existence, and did not see it was moved to a subpage. This is specifically one of the reasons why I think we should move the subpage back to COM:RFA (I've been bold and done this). Honestly, I think every other bureaucrat could've made the same mistake. I'm sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 18:25, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Let's not snipe at each other too much, ok??? Kanonkas made an honest mistake. Undo it, reopen the RfA to get more consensus and let's fix whatever we need to fix so the policy pages are linked more clearly. Kanonkas, going forward, please please please, if you are in any doubt whatever, consult your fellow crats FIRST. There is no rush, we are all happy to give our views if asked, and by not rushing, by consulting with others, you can avoid these sorts of cock-ups. Thanks. ++Lar: t/c 18:29, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
I don't think it's about rush in this incident or not consulting the other bureaucrats. I think this was more of an issue where policy should've been put in the right places, such as the RfA page to avoid honest mistakes such as this one. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 19:39, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
It definitely is an honest mistake, and I'm certainly not blaming you for it; this sort of things happen. I'm quite surprised however (and a bit disappointed even) by how defensive you are about it, rejecting all responsibility and blaming the information being hidden deep inside the policy. Please take Lar's advice above, discuss, debate, share doubts with your fellow 'crats. Someone who never doubts himself is the one who will make the most mistakes, whereas a little bit of humility will get you much more trust and respect. –Tryphon 20:59, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

PS: K - please use the standard admin promotion template to leave the message, it's there for a reason and it is translated into multiple languages already, which hand crafted messages are not. Your message to A left out several important points the template covers. We have standard processes for good reasons. Thanks. ++Lar: t/c 18:33, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Okay, thanks. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 19:01, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for giving more time to this RfA. Best regards, --Alpertron (talk) 18:38, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

We seem to have neglected to set a specific new closing time. The request now clearly has plenty of commentary, way more than the 4 supports and 75% threshold. K, do you want to set a definite time for the close, such as, for example, 17:08, 11 September 2009 (UTC)? That's 11 days and that's plenty I think. Or 14 Sep to make it a round 2 week timeframe, which has the advantage of fitting the policy suggestion that Huib and others are drafting... if consensus is not clear after 1 week, add one more week.. If you don't want to pick a time and set it, I will, just let me know. ++Lar: t/c 02:08, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

Sounds reasonable. I've added the scheduled end time (11 days in total). Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 12:41, 11 September 2009 (UTC)
And I went ahead and (re)closed it, put A in the various lists and left him a template. :) ++Lar: t/c 01:19, 12 September 2009 (UTC)

Low resolution image deletion

Dear Kanonkas or any other Admin,

Can someone please replace all uses of this low resolution image here: File:Heleioporus tadpole.jpg with the one I uploaded below? Then this photo can be deleted. The image wasn't even properly transferred!

I transferred the larger maximum resolution image here:

Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 07:26, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

✓  Done --The Evil IP address (talk) 12:11, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for taking care of this. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 13:45, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the usurpation help

Hi, Thanks for your help with the usurpation of account Jt. Have a nice day. Best regards, Jt (talk) 14:48, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Hey. No problem, I'm happy to help. Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 19:23, 13 September 2009 (UTC)


File:180px-Mrpp18septem.jpg should probably be deleted. It seems to be a derivative work of en:File:Mrpp18septem.jpg (fair use). -- Common Good (talk) 20:58, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

✓  Done . Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 13:26, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Patrolling stuff

I am V short of time but let me know if I can help with this. Crazy opposes. --Herby talk thyme 18:10, 24 September 2009 (UTC)

Will do (thanks). I've commented below your comment. Hopefully the opposers will reconsider their position. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 12:59, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

(I hope this is the right place to ask): Can you explain me what is this patrol stuff all about? - Damërung . -- 19:31, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi. You're asking what the permission does? If so, you may want to take a look at Commons:Patrol. To sum it up: Autopatrol automatically patrol edits. The "usual" patrol gives the assigned users the ability to patrol unpatrolled pages. Hope this helped you. If you need any clarifications, please say so. Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 22:32, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

Bot request

Hi, would you have a look at the question I raised at Commons:Bots/Requests/Category-bot-helper#Discussion? Thanks. -- User:Docu at 09:55, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Hey. I've checked it now, but I'm not going to comment yet. Thanks for the ping. Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 11:11, 3 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks anyway. -- User:Docu at 11:29, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Rename needs confirmation

Please take a look at this rename request here It may be appropriate or may be vandalism. I can't tell. If you think its appropriate, feel free to order a rename. By the way, I can't find the 2 Hebrew names, so I have decided not to order a rename here but maybe you can see the image clearer than me. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 08:48, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

I don't know any Hebrew either. I think we should consult a Hebrew speaking user about the matter. Maybe one of the users in Category:User he-N may help? Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 08:54, 7 October 2009 (UTC)


Consensus seems to be reached. Maybe we can file a request to bugzilla:? Kwj2772 (msg) 12:04, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

I agree with you. I would prefer if someone else could report it. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 13:54, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
21059Huib talk 17:27, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 18:10, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

I'm guessing the "autoconfirmed" candidates will not have any idea this is going on :). I'd trawl through new pages & check for the most prolific who know what they are doing and just grant it? Cheers (& I am so glad it worked out!) --Herby talk thyme 18:08, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Haha :) That reminds me - would you like to have the patroller right? Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 18:10, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
Huh - auto confirmed would be - to me - a decision of those who do the job otherwise. If you think you know what I am doing.... :) Regards --Herby talk thyme 18:23, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
I was talking about the patroller permission, not confirmed. Gave you some patroller rights. Apparently the developer didn't add autopatrol yet. Hopefully that will be sorted out soon. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 18:33, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
It's been sorted out now. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 19:04, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks but I would not have the time to actually patrol stuff - far too frustrating without admin buttons anyway :). I guess marking me as autopatrolled (as well as quite a few others) would save some people time though. Regards --Herby talk thyme 09:19, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

Abuse filter false positive

As you've created this abuse filter, can you please comment on this this false positive. I would have done this myself, but I have no idea what purpose this filter has. Thank you. --The Evil IP address (talk) 18:12, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

It's doing what it was told to do :) The user in question is a serial IP sock puppeteer. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 19:16, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

The Anti-Spam Barnstar

No spam barnstar.png The Anti-Spam Barnstar
Many thanks for your tireless efforts in keeping Wikimedia Commons clear of spam and other nonsense.--Hu12 (talk) 20:19, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

RE: Askgeo spam case. Wikimedia Commons is a better quality project because of hardworking and conscientious editors like you!--Hu12 (talk) 20:19, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

Thank you. I would argue you're doing more anti-spam work than me, so thank you for your efforts too. I still haven't forgot the barnstar I got from you on en.wp :) Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 21:07, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

I'm sorry to bother you

I'm sorry to bother you, but do you mind uploading some these photos from Flickr of Demi Lovato: [6] I would, but cannot since I have some things to take care of. Hope it is not too much of a bother. Thank you. -- Ipodnano05 (talk) 03:43, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi. No worries. I can't do it right now (I'm sick). I'll get back to this when I'm feeling better. Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 16:43, 15 October 2009 (UTC)
I just finish uploading the images, but thank you anyways. Just came to inform you, so you don't upload them without noticing. -- Ipodnano05 (talk) 00:53, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

The Japanese license here

Could you please contact someone you trust who knows Japanese who can check what the license is for this 2006 photo:

Its either "cc by" or All Rights Reserved. (I can't read Japanese) If its the former, than you can pass it. If not, it should be deleted. The uploader is still active but to contact him/her is a conflict of interest. Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 05:09, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

I just checked it. It seems to be released under {{cc-by-2.1-jp}}, so I adjusted the license tag accordingly. –Tryphon 05:24, 15 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Thank you. I guess I will pass it then. I was not sure what to do here. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 09:43, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Did you review this?

Hi Kanonkas! Please look at this [7]. And other edits Special:Contributions/Goat66j. --MGA73 (talk) 12:42, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi MGA. Err.... that's weird. I haven't reviewed those files. I think it's a new user mistake. You may want to talk to the uploader about the issue. Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 12:48, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
Do I? Thats work... Hate work  :-D --MGA73 (talk) 13:17, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
I made a comment now. Let's se if we get a good answer. --MGA73 (talk) 18:48, 18 October 2009 (UTC)


Hi, I had some chats during last years with Mutter Erde about Russian spelling of some names etc and now sometimes he talks with me unlogged as anonimous. But as I can see there is some problems with this user - is he blocked for some joke about Jimbo or what? I'm mostly ruwiki and commons' user and don't know all the story. What is the policy about it? I see, you and user:Mattbuck had reverted some his edits.--Shakko (talk) 15:09, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi. Mutter Erde is an indefinitely blocked user who has a history of socking. I would prefer if I could give you more details over e-mail. Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 15:48, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
I just want to know if there is some problems that I'm still talking to this anonim. Should I stop or something?--Shakko (talk) 16:14, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
Personally I would avoid talking to the individual. I hope that helps you. Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 16:37, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
Uhh, how I dislike all these behind-the-scenes stories!.. Why they people can't just write articles, that's all? Thanks for info.--Shakko (talk) 05:13, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

This DR

The DR above should be speedy closed as delete. The uploader typed in a fake flickr upload pass for it. This is an obvious case of fraud...and no one knows who holds the rights to that image anyway. At least the flickr account owner licensed it as 'All Rights Reserved' to avoid any legal problems. Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 07:52, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Leo. I'm not going to close that one, sorry. I'm still sick and I think it's going to last for a while. Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 07:23, 23 October 2009 (UTC)


Stalker!Juliancolton | Talk 19:23, 7 November 2009 (UTC)


File:Cbf--PD--.jpg should probably be deleted. It seems to be a copy of en:File:Cbf--PD--.jpg (Image does not have any source or license information). -- Common Good (talk) 22:03, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

✓  Deleted . Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 13:38, 10 November 2009 (UTC)

2 Files

If you can, can you please help mark these 2 images. Since I moved them here, maybe it is better if someone else marks them:

Maybe I am not trusted enough to mark images I moved here even though I did not upload them at wikipedia. What do you think? Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 06:31, 12 November 2009 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure you're entrusted to mark such images, so a yes. Another Flickr reviewer took care of the images. Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 23:09, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

File:Portrait of Susan B. Anthony on her 50th birthday.jpg

It seems to me that this image is in the public domain since it would have been taken in 1870 on the subject's 50th birthday. So the flickr source (and fail) is not relevant. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 07:45, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

You should tag the file with {{PDreview}}, for these kind of cases. It's pretty much as Flickr reviewing, just for PD files. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 14:33, 14 November 2009 (UTC)
I've gone ahead and fixed the licensing. This is a clear-cut situation. Huntster (t @ c) 19:30, 14 November 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for both your help. I never heard of that template before which is why I usually mark images only. Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 08:21, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

File:Anna Paquin2.jpg

Deleted. Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 18:34, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Requesting opinion

Hi! Could you take a look to my bot request? Thank you! -- Vonvikken (talk) 20:16, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi. Sure I can. I'll most likely close it in two days, FYI. Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 18:36, 16 November 2009 (UTC)
Thank you! -- Vonvikken (talk) 19:03, 16 November 2009 (UTC)
Hello! I made the requested changes to the bot. Could you see if it's all OK? Thank you! -- Vonvikken (talk) 11:04, 27 November 2009 (UTC)
Hi again. I've approved your bot. Please ask if you need any further assistance. Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 12:20, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

Ok, thanks! Ciao! :-) -- Vonvikken (talk) 20:53, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

File:Indian and US army.jpg

What does one do when the flickr license above says "All Rights Reserved" but the flickrsource says US Army Staff Sergeant Crista Yazzie. It would seem to be in the public domain...except for the flickr license. I had tagged it as a copyvio until Turelio noted the alleged source. Does one accept good faith here. I had 1 image by this uploader deleted for having an unfree license. Can anyone reply? Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 09:02, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

Formally, these are private photos taken by U.S. military personnel. {{PD-USGov}} (in my opinion) is applicable only if the photo is published on a one from official websites (for example, ). You can try to contact to flickr's uploader and ask him to change the license to cc-by-sa or a compatible. --Kaganer (talk) 12:44, 18 November 2009 (UTC)
(Kanonkas, sorry for my answer, I did not notice that it is not my page, this e-mail notification effect ;) --Kaganer (talk) 12:47, 18 November 2009 (UTC)
Don't worry about that :) Thanks for helping out with my talk page. Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 19:32, 18 November 2009 (UTC)
  • OK, Thank you for your opinion here. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 20:00, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

This DR

Can you or another Admin replace all usage of this failed flickr image on wikipedia here and then delete the failed image? It is not possible to trust contributions by banned uploaders. Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 09:28, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

I would wait for the DR result before doing anything related to the picture. Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 14:50, 25 November 2009 (UTC)


Hi Kanonkas, looks like this request still needs to be closed by a bureaucrat, as the temporary status expires. Would you do so? -- User:Docu at 12:31, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

Hi Docu. The temporary status has already been removed [8]. I tallied, expanded the rationale to make it a bit more clearer and formatted the request. Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 12:46, 27 November 2009 (UTC)
Oh, it was still there when I checked. Thanks for looking into this. It was just odd to see him edit the protected page. -- User:Docu at 12:51, 27 November 2009 (UTC)