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Request to delete File Onoguria.jpg I brought myself - Meliska, as the author but it was mistakenly. For that I apologize. Thank you for your understanding.--Meliska (talk) 16:16, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

The proper place to comment is Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Meliska. LX (talk, contribs) 17:42, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

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謝謝您的關愛! 謝長融 (talk) 12:31, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

File:קברו של שאול ביבר בבית הקברות בגבעת השלושה צילום אלי אלון.jpg[edit]

Hello Alex,

The photographer, and the author of the article are the same person. I dont think that there is problem here. -- Geagea (talk) 13:09, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

There is, of course, generally no way of knowing who is behind a certain user account, except Commons:OTRS permission. Other uploads by the user have full resolution and intact metadata from a Canon PowerShot A630. This photo has no metadata, the exact same web resolution dimensions as the version previously published at As an alternative to OTRS, a full-resolution photo with intact metadata would suffice. If the uploader is indeed the photographer, that shouldn't be a problem. LX (talk, contribs) 13:23, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
The article written by him (אלי אלון - Eli Alon). All filename contain the words "photo by Eli Alon" (Alon=אלון). -- Geagea (talk) 07:40, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
If that's indeed the case, then there's a third option: mention the license in that article. LX (talk, contribs) 07:52, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
license mentioned in that article? -- Geagea (talk) 08:01, 1 February 2015 (UTC)
It's hard to know what you're asking when you don't use complete sentences. What I'm saying is that if the uploader wrote the article at, then he should presumably be able to edit it. If he does that and adds "This photo is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license" (or equivalent in Hebrew), then that will resolve the permission issue. LX (talk, contribs) 08:10, 1 February 2015 (UTC)


Hi! Just to inform you, seeing your request at OTRS/Noticeboard: If this helps (not really OTRS-related):

Both files tagged with no permission. I have done this more technically (awaiting a whatsoever reaction) because the user behind is aware that files he posted on Twitter are also available at Commons, considering (e.g.) or Gunnex (talk) 21:42, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the info. My guess the uploader is either the subject himself or a paid editor acting on his behalf, but whatever the case, they obviously can't claim to be the author of photos that they didn't personally create. I also noticed some Twitter matches while running some Google image searches, but I figured there were enough questions already. As you say, it doesn't really change the OTRS situation one way or another. LX (talk, contribs) 17:40, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
Started Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Supercatwalk. LX (talk, contribs) 19:26, 16 February 2015 (UTC)


...for fixing my typo. - Jmabel ! talk 23:46, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

No worries. :) LX (talk, contribs) 07:51, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Violation of copyright images![edit]

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【TiCA15】《Fate/stay night》遠坂凜聲優植田佳奈簽名會 現場嶄露傲嬌橋段《Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works》 - 巴哈姆特]
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-- 14:13, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

I don't see how that has anything to do with me. LX (talk, contribs) 17:43, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

I am not understanding the rules[edit]

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File:Liedkunst Husum.JPG[edit]

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Temis CH.jpg[edit]

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Biting newbies[edit]

I know it's tempting, but do be a bit kind. [1] Who knows, he might be writing from a CDC 6400 and have no choice in the matter... - Jmabel ! talk 21:30, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

He or she has been around for 10 months and seems to be capable of writing normally on other pages, so I'm not sure about the newbie label. I did say "please", and I thought the rest was rather matter-of-fact. But I'll try my best to sugarcoat it a bit next time. Thanks, LX (talk, contribs) 23:36, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
10 months? Yup, he should probably know better. - Jmabel ! talk 04:33, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

File:SC430-B10-direct drive.jpg[edit]

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This should be sorted now - see *my* talk page (that exists now). btw the discussion did not start on that page - I had to create it just for that occasion. Johan Prins — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 15:11, 29 March 2015‎ (UTC)

User talk:Gypaete09 has existed since 27 September 2013‎, and the discussion started there. Maybe you had trouble finding it because you keep editing without being logged in. In that case, the Special:MyTalk link will point to the talk page of the IP address that you're editing from. LX (talk, contribs) 16:34, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Help Desk link to undeletion discussion[edit]

Hello, LX! Just noting that I took the liberty of changing the UDR link in your recent Help Desk posting; it was pointing to the section beneath the one where you had made a similar comment, so I assume you just mis-selected while copying it. Hope you don‘t mind.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 01:28, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Ah, thanks! Don't know how I managed to mess that up. LX (talk, contribs) 05:51, 1 April 2015 (UTC)


Hej! Du flyttade kategorin från singular till plural. Tanken var att kategorin skulle utgöra "The Gazetteer" genom att samla digitaliserade källor som innehåller geografisk information men som inte själva nödvändigtvis utgör "gazetteers". Det är möjligt att det är mindre bra tänkt och att ordet inte kan användas så på engelska. Edaen (talk) 18:56, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Ah... kanske borde kollat med dig först. :o) Jag får erkänna att jag inte hade hört ordet tidigare och var tvungen att kolla upp det. Det kan säkert användas på det sättet, men jag tror att det ändå behöver sättas in i ett sammanhang – något i stil med Category:WikiAtlas och Atlas of Sweden, fast med ickekartografiskt geografiskt fokus. Var det något sånt du tänkte dig? LX (talk, contribs) 19:04, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
Ja, precis. Kategorin var tänkt att samla textkällor som är relevanta för geografiska artiklar på Wikipedia, Wikidata och OpenHistoricalMap. Edaen (talk) 19:35, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
Okej. Då låter det som att en gallerisida egentligen vore lämpligare än en kategori, så att man kan skapa lite sammanhang – återigen i likhet med Atlas of Sweden. Håller du med? Kategorierna jag skapade (i alla fall de överordnade) kan nog få vara kvar ändå; de verkar också behövas. LX (talk, contribs) 07:27, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
Kategorin kan komma att bli väldigt stor och borde nog i sinom tid delas upp på underkategorier. T. ex SCB:s folkräkningar, regeringsbeslut om kommunindelningar eller beslut om församlingsindelningar i Stockholm. Jag har ingen bestämd uppfattning om underkategorier ännu utan det får ge sig när det finns tillräckligt med material i huvudkategorin. Edaen (talk) 15:49, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
OK, jag återskapat kategorin och lagt till en liten beskrivning. LX (talk, contribs) 16:24, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
Ok, vad bra. Edaen (talk) 16:47, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

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Thank you for response, even in English. The important thing is we have resources that enable our communication. With your help getting success and my photos were published in Wikimedia commons! (Gervásio, Brazil). Gervásio Carvalho (talk) 19:19, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
Obrigado! I'm glad I could help. Given the size and importance of Serra da Capivara National Park, we can definitely use more illustrations related to it, so those are valuable contributions. LX (talk, contribs) 15:56, 18 May 2015 (UTC)


This discussion has been moved back to User talk:CryOCed#Copyright violations. Please respect my request to keep discussions where they started. Don't continue discussions from elsewhere on this page, as this makes discussions harder to follow. Thank you. LX (talk, contribs) 19:22, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

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Congrats for being respectful. HOW CAN I DELETE MY ACCOUNT (talk) 07:46, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

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Thanks for trying to help me under my request... I don't where I can click to send you a private message, neither how to get in touch with a proper authority to request my files to be deleted.

I appreciate your time. ERICK DUQUE (EDKH) HOW CAN I DELETE MY ACCOUNT (talk) 07:48, 15 June 2015 (UTC)


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I asked the users of a forum to help me with images. Is it ok if they add this texts next to the photos that they add? And what am I supposed to do after I obtain them?

I hereby affirm that [I, (name here), am] the creator and/or sole owner of the exclusive copyright of both the work depicted and the media.

I agree to publish the above-mentioned content under the free license: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International.

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

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

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

I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement, and that the content may or may not be kept permanently on a Wikimedia project. 8Dodo8 (talk) 09:48, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

It's hard to say anything definitive without knowing more about the specifics. Normally, the e-mail template should be filled in and sent in via e-mail according to the instructions at Commons:OTRS. If previous online publications have a clear licensing statement, linking to it and adding {{licensereview}} may be sufficient, but if it's the kind of forum where anyone may register an account anonymously, an e-mail may still be needed to verify the licensor's identity. LX (talk, contribs) 20:11, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Subrapubic catheter[edit]

This discussion has been moved back to Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/Blocks and protections#User:Terryyes15 sockpuppets. Please respect my request to keep discussions where they started. Don't continue discussions from elsewhere on this page, as this makes discussions harder to follow. Thank you. LX (talk, contribs) 05:41, 17 July 2015 (UTC)


Hola, estaba revisando el artículo Comunicaciones y me dí cuenta que las imágenes aparecen como trabajo propio, cuando estas están sacadas de Comunicaciones, son violaciones, también su contenido, no es neutral. Gracias --ElisonSeg (talk) 21:41, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

¡Hola! I don't really speak Spanish, but if I understand correctly, you're saying that the images used in es:Comunicaciones Fútbol Club appear to be copyright violations. It looks like they were all uploaded by one user, and I've created Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Fr4nc0svr. In the future, please report this type of issue somewhere where more people will see it – either by creating a deletion nomination yourself, or by reporting it at the Administrators' noticeboard, the copyright Village Pump or the Spanish Village Pump. Neutrality issues with the article is a matter for the folks over at Spanish Wikipedia, but it looks like the article has the corresponding problem tag. Cheers, LX (talk, contribs) 07:29, 19 July 2015 (UTC)


Hi, You ever considered becoming a admin? I would be happy to nominate you. Best. --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:26, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

Hi! Steinsplitter! Pehaps you remember this? Thanks again, though. :) LX (talk, contribs) 14:33, 22 July 2015 (UTC)
I sent you a mail :) --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:42, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

Contributions of user:Usamasaad[edit]

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These files[edit]

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Problem with Template:Qfi[edit]

Template currently lacks link search options for https protocol. Maybe it's possible to rebuild the template so link searches are only done for links starting with, excluding protocols et al. @Martin H., Rillke, Steinsplitter: requesting further input/ideas. I hope there's an easy solution.--Denniss (talk) 22:14, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads-up. I've tried fixing it. I think this should work. Let me know if anything seems broken. LX (talk, contribs) 11:23, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

I have received two emails about an image[edit]

"File:Mapa-del-Pays-Caribe.jpg has been marked as a possible copyright violation" Right know I cannot access to that images, could you send me to me, because in this moment I really cannot remain it. but I could tell you, that it, and two proposal flags that I created, were a part of a political process to get more autonomy in the Caribbean region of Colombia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jyemail (talk • contribs) 00:57, 2 September 2015‎ (UTC)

I haven't sent you any e-mail. I tagged File:Mapa-del-Pays-Caribe.jpg for deletion as a copyright violation 5½ years ago and notified you on the user talk page of the account you used to upload it. User talk:Jaimeyemail. (I see that you have also created an account called Yemailjaime. Is there a reason why you need so many accounts?) Depending on your settings, that may have triggered an e-mail notification, but it would have been sent back then, not now.
I cannot send you the file. It has been deleted, and only administrators can access deleted content. From looking at the log for the file, it was a copyright violation, because it was a screenshot of non-free Google Maps content. LX (talk, contribs) 05:54, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

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Thanks for your help at Commons:Help desk‎. ~ DanielTom (talk) 19:28, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
Happy to be at your service! LX (talk, contribs) 19:31, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Editing Page[edit]

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Camerino Farnese[edit]

Hi, I want to ask a question please: this photograph may be published on Wikicommons? It is true that the surface of the roof is concave, but the paintings on it are obviously two-dimensional (I think) ... What is your opinion? Thanks for collaboration--Never covered (talk) 13:50, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi Never covered! I'm afraid I'd have to say no, unless the photographer is willing to release the photo under a free license. The issue is that the photographer obviously had to make a decision about where to place the camera and how to angle it. The result of that decision is that the photographer holds the copyright to this particular depiction of the painting. LX (talk, contribs) 17:47, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

okay... thanks for the reply... cordially--Never covered (talk) 18:42, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi excuse me for the trouble: I wanted to ask you another information. I did this picture with my camera, photographing the page of a book: I can legitimately upload it on Wikicommons or not? Thank you--Never covered (talk) 14:11, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
Hi again Never covered! No trouble at all – asking is the right thing to if you're unsure (although I do recommend the help desk – I may not always be around to answer). The answer to your question is most likely no. The person who created the original photograph of the sculpture has the right to specify who may use their photo and how it may be used. Your photo is a derivative work of the original photo, and the original photographer's copyright still applies. It looks like the original photograph is quite recent, so it's unlikely that the original photographer's copyright has expired. LX (talk, contribs) 18:22, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

ok, I feared so, but tell me one more thing: if the originally photo had been related to a bidiminensional work (drawing, painiting ecc.), there would be no problems: am I right or wrong? thanks for your kind availability. un saluto--Never covered (talk) 18:33, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

In that case, it would depend on the copyright status of the drawing or painting. See Commons:When to use the PD-Art tag for details. LX (talk, contribs) 18:40, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

ok, tank you--Never covered (talk) 18:43, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

hi, sorry for another request. I would like to upload this photo. I understand that I cant do it themselves, because depicts not a two-dimensional object. But if I ask permission to the holders of the picture ( and they agree, I can publish it? In that case, how can I prove that they were authorized?. I hope to be able to understand me. Tank you very match --Never covered (talk) 10:25, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

If the copyright holder agrees to publish the photo under a license that allows anyone to use, modify, and redistribute it for any purpose, including commercial purposes, you should use this process to document that. LX (talk, contribs) 10:40, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Eights weeks and still no resolution[edit]

Hej LX, you suggested me to report a problem with the interpretation of image EXIF information on Phabricator. You also pointed out where the problem was, I guess there is just two lines of codes that need to be swapped in the Exif.php file. This was eight weeks ago. Do you have any suggestion on how to get something to happen with T107717? Are there any statistics available showing which kind of resolution time that can be expected for bugs with priority Low? --Larske (talk) 11:24, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, I really don't know what the holdup is. It seems the developers are as always too busy working on unwanted features to fix even the simplest of bugs even when you hand them everything on a silver platter. :-( I don't know about statistics, and I'm not as familiar with Phabricator as I was with Bugzilla that was used earlier, but it looks like only eight Commons issues with low priority have ever been resolved since Phabricator was introduced over a year ago. LX (talk, contribs) 12:09, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Copyright tag[edit]

Hej! Jag håller på och expanderar en artikel om Mästermyrskistan och kollade vad det kunde finnas för bilder. Själva fotona på kistan och föremålen tillhör ju Historiska museet och är skyddade, men det finns en hel hög teckningar i anteckningsboken från själva upptäckten dvs 1936. Dessa sidor är inskannade och finns att ladda ned. Dom är alla märkta med "Public Domain" se ex 1 och ex 2. Jag tänkte ladda upp dom på Commons, men jag kan bara inte klura ut vilken licens jag ska använda. Kan du hjälpa mig att föreslå vilken som är bäst? w.carter-Talk 19:34, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

Hej w.carter! Det knepiga här är att Historiska museet inte talar om på vilken grund de har märkt verken med Public Domain Mark. För bilder från Flickr med motsvarande märkning har vi {{Flickr-public domain mark}}, som indikerar att mer information krävs för att de inte ska raderas. Upphovsrättens giltighet i Sverige är generellt 70 år från det att den som skapat verket avlidit ({{PD-old-70}}), eller från första publiceringen om skaparen är okänd ({{PD-anon-70-EU}}, {{PD-EU-no author disclosure}}, {{PD-anon-70}}; jag har inte sett någon bra förklaring till varför vi har så många mallar för samma sak). Jag kan inte avgöra baserat på informationen på de länkade bildsidorna vad som eventuellt skulle kunna vara fallet här. Kanske museet kan bistå med ett förtydligande? LX (talk, contribs) 16:56, 13 October 2015 (UTC)
Tack för försöket i alla fall. Det var ungefär de licenserna jag hade kollat på men inte kunnat reda ut. Jag ska kontakta museet som du föreslog. Ha en trevlig kväll, w.carter-Talk 17:04, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

Hej igen! Alltid lär man sig något nytt. Jag har nu fått svar från Historiska Museet och det visar sig att dom betraktar dom som dokument:

  • Gällande alla våra skannade kataloger så har vi resonerat så att det rör sig om dokumentation av samlingarna och är ”allmän handling”. Därför har vi valt att även släppa även den ”digitala kopian” som Public Domain.

Det är alltså {{PD-Sweden-URL9}} som gäller här. Bör jag ange någonstans att jag fått de här uppgifterna från museet eller räcker det med att bara ange licensen? w.carter-Talk 15:18, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

Menar de alltså att det är fråga om ett yttrande av en myndighet? (För en författning eller ett beslut är det ju inte.) Statens historiska museer är en myndighet, men att att det här skulle utgöra ett yttrande känns spontant lite märkligt. Fast jag kan inte tolka det på något annat sätt. Permission-fältet i Information-mallen känns som ett lämpligt ställe att citera korrespondensen. LX (talk, contribs) 17:51, 15 October 2015 (UTC)
Jepp, enligt dom så gäller det "dokument och publikationer som ges ut av myndigheter och statliga verk, exempelvis handböcker, lagkommentarer, upplysningstidskrifter och informativa publikationer" där "upphovsmannens namn ofta inte är känt utan myndigheten står som avsändare". Jag gör en hänvisning till allt detta där du föreslog. De inskannade sidorna är ju till största delen text, skisserna I dom är mer en bisak och räknas tydligen inte som några större artistiska verk. Utöver det så handlar det ju om en slags kataloger, och sådana har ju bara en copyright på 15 år I Sverige. Dom var dessutom mycket glada över att artikeln och andra artiklar som rör museet blir skrivna, så det kändes väldigt positivt. Bad mig även att titta in och plåta saker själv om jag hade vägarna förbi. Bara att sätta igång och ladda upp. w.carter-Talk 22:04, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

I'm having a problem[edit]

Hi there. I seem to have caused a problem here and I'm sure how to fix it. Sorry, I forgot about what happened with File:Tseax vent 2013.jpeg. I also accidentally uploaded the first file under a different file name here so now there is an exact duplicate. I will upload the different figure under a different file name. Volcanoguy (talk) 23:59, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

I'm not really sure what it is you want to achieve. You've marked File:20151113231003!Level Mountain diagram.png as a duplicate of File:Level Mountain diagram.png, but it's really a duplicate of the first version of that file. In the file history section of File:Level Mountain diagram.png, you can see the two different versions that you have uploaded, and if you want to restore it to the first version, just press the "revert" link next to it. You might need assistance from an administrator to sort this out. LX (talk, contribs) 12:43, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
It's fine I sorted it out myself. Volcanoguy (talk) 14:02, 14 November 2015 (UTC)


Answered here: — Preceding unsigned comment added by Antonio3.14 (talk • contribs) 14:53, 26 December 2015‎ (UTC)


We are the current owners of Strathmore at 74 Falls Road, Wentworth Falls. We have some more recent photos of the front if the house that we could send you, to replace the ones you have posted if you are interested.


Kate Kate Ryder (talk) 01:42, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi Kate! I'm not sure why you've come to me about this. If I understand correctly, this is about the house shown in File:(1)Strathmore Wentworth Falls-3.jpg, File:(1)Strathmore Wentworth Falls-1.jpg, File:(1)Strathmore Wentworth Falls-2.jpg and File:(1)Strathmore Wentworth Falls.jpg. As far as I know, I've never participated in any discussions on this topic before. That said, you're of course as welcome as anybody to contribute to Commons. Please have a look at Commons:First steps. Thanks, LX (talk, contribs) 18:40, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

The user files deletion[edit]

Hi LX,

I found out that there is a mistake in the query, I anticipated only 1 category on all of these files but that filter did not work thus a lot (40-50%) have another category besides the user page images category. Some of these might still be out of scope (due to unused user logo), but they are a bit more tricky. I'm sorry for the mistake on that, and of course willing to (help) clean that up. Basvb (talk) 19:56, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi Basvb! No worries. I'll wait for you to see if you can get that sorted before moving on with any additional batches. I was planning on letting the first nomination run its course first anyway. As for the ongoing discussion, I think most of the files are still solid candidates for deletion. The main criterion is that they're not used on any pages, and lack of categorisation is secondary. Generally, files that are actually useful illustrations for a real content category shouldn't be tagged with {{user page image}}. Since those images seem to be a very small minority, we can just identify and strike them, as I did with File:Viivoja2.JPG. Cheers, LX (talk, contribs) 20:08, 22 January 2016 (UTC)
this query shows the number of cats, it seems however that hidden cats are also counted, all of the images have several hidden cats and a lot are still out of scope even with a valid other category (categories such as user logos, english wikipedia, etc.). Basvb (talk) 20:31, 22 January 2016 (UTC)


Hej, jag vet inte hur jag varit på denna hemsida så länge (ok, ints länge, men ändå) utan att sett att du också kommer från Sverige. Ville bara säga hej :) Josve05a (talk) 16:32, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Hej hej Jonatan! Jo, vi har snackat svenska med varandra tidigare. Du har kommit långt sedan dess! :) LX (talk, contribs) 18:03, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
Omg, burn that archive with fire. Inte direkt ett av mina bästa stunder, men visar bara att man lär sig av sina misstag, om man bara vill. Josve05a (talk) 18:28, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
Exakt! Jag tycker inte alls att det är något att skämmas över med facit i hand – tvärtom. LX (talk, contribs) 18:32, 27 January 2016 (UTC)
Well, jag skäms lite över det. Kollar tillbaka på hur "ociviliserad" och ovetande jag var då...jag framstår inte direkt på ett moget sätt skulle man kunna sammanfatta det.Får hoppas jag bevisat (och fortsätter bevisa) att jag förändrats en hel del sen dess. Josve05a (talk) 04:21, 28 January 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Barnstar of Reversion Hires.png The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
Every week you find another set of sockpuppets. :-) Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:10, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
Thank you! I do seem to stumble over them quite frequently. LX (talk, contribs) 07:53, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

I Need Help[edit]

It's my page and I can do what I want. (signatures) I was doing that because I seriously need help. I need someone who can send a message to Wikipedia admin Jezebel's Ponyo about WikiEditor905 would like to have a chat. Also, asking him/her to come talk to me on my disscusion on Wikimedia page. I need someone else to do this because I can't do anything on Wikipedia now. ( (WikiEditor905 (talk) 04:40, 6 February 2016 (UTC))

No, you may not do what you want. You may not move your user talk page into the main gallery talk namespace, and you may not distort other people's comments or signatures. And you may not bring disruptions from other projects to Commons. You are clearly not here to contribute constructively to this project, so please go away. LX (talk, contribs) 08:51, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

I am not trying to be rude or mean here but I think some admins from any Wikipedia or Wikimedia are rude. Some edits I get but they do not have respect for other users edits. Admins think it is always about. No one wants to help me. The Wiki community are just meanie beanies. I cannot believe I was stupid enough to start editing on Wikipedia. I will just stick to the normal wiki. Whatever admins did to me made feel like crying or killing mnyself. (WikiEditor905 (talk) 04:40, 6 February 2016 (UTC))

Again, you are clearly not here to participate constructively to this project. I asked you to go away. Since it seems like you need help going away, I requested it. Bye, LX (talk, contribs) 21:21, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Reasons Why I Donèt Edit Here[edit]

Sorry about è. Numbers lock is on. One reason why I donèt edit on here is because I donèt know how to. This is for pictures. Can you help learn how to upload picturesÉ — Preceding unsigned comment added by WikiEditor905 (talk • contribs) 21:22, 07 February 2016 (UTC)

Number locks is on and I canèt do anything about it. (////) — Preceding unsigned comment added by WikiEditor905 (talk • contribs) 21:29, 07 February 2016 (UTC)


Just as a 'note' that you might find interesting, when we say things like 'granting a work into the public domain', or 'Creative Commons licenses are not revocable', we are not, in a very technical sense, telling the literal truth. I submit, for your (probably appalled) consideration, 17 USC 203. Not that telling people that you have a five year window to terminate your license grants, 30 years from when you made them, is particularly useful or helpful to us or them, lol. What's more, it's actually highly disputed, even under US law (which does not disallow an author from giving up their rights) if literally 'giving up a work into the public domain' has any legal meaning at all. Like John Bergmayer says, "The law doesn't say anything about how an author might renounce her rights. It is certainly possible that a court, if faced with a dispute about this, would find that there is some "inherent" right to give up your copyright. One no doubt arising out of centuries of the common law. But there's nothing in the statute that mentions the possibility."[2] (other lawyers have made the same point)

This isn't me telling you are wrong about anything, not at all. Just some interesting technicalities. Revent (talk) 22:54, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the info. Sigh, if only legislators knew to stay out of things they obviously aren't competent to do, like legislating. Anyway, it looks like people far smarter than myself have written at length about this topic: LX (talk, contribs) 23:05, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
Where you under the misapprehension that the skills required to get elected had the slightest thing to do with competence at the actual job? At least you can feel happy now knowing that there is actually something dumber than the URAA. Revent (talk) 10:53, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Hi, would you help me?[edit]

Dear LX, how are you doing?, I have just uploaded a file in WC:

It´s not my own work but I have the permission of the author to publish it under Creative Commons license. Could you please tell me if I have uploaded in he right way? I would really appreciate if you could help me in this affair. Regards from Peru. Yhhue91 (talk) 19:22, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Hi Yhhue91! There are many Creative Commons licenses, and only some of them are appropriate for Commons. Did the author specifically mention the Creative Commons Attribution license (as opposed to, for example, Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial)? Also, when it comes to permissions from others, you need to follow the process described as Commons:OTRS to submit evidence of the permission. LX (talk, contribs) 15:19, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
Dear LX, many thanks for your response. I have a written authorization of the copyright holder for a CC-BY-SA license and I have just sent it to and they sent me a ticket number, so I guess I'm on the right path? Cheers! 15:52, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
Hopefully, yes. I've edited the file description to correct the license according to what you've stated here and to note that verification of the permission is pending. LX (talk, contribs) 18:31, 10 February 2016 (UTC)


Thanks, I was not aware. -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 13:16, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

User:Blackcat: No worries. That whole part of the category structure was a bit of a mess. I did my best to untangle it, and I ended up having to draw a diagram to get it right. :) LX (talk, contribs) 15:43, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

meaningful categories[edit]

[3] Dude, I'm no expert. I'm just trying to get them out of uncats, and maybe come back later. Thanks for what you done, though. Hope it wasn't too annoying.   :-) 08:39, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

Hi! No, it wasn't annoying, but if you can, please try to use a little more specific categories. Most high-level topics have subcategories for most countries, and in many cases, there are much more specific categories than that. Having lots of files in very generic categories is only marginally better than having them completely uncategorised. Using more specific categories greatly increases the chances that files can be found by the people who are looking for them. Just using the slightly more specific Category:Hotels in Poland would have been a big improvement in this case. Cheers, LX (talk, contribs) 15:40, 25 February 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, I suppose I could make better use of Google translate and like. I'm going through my old edits, adding cats, and next time around, put them in the more specific categories. Will consider and increasingly act on your suggestion.   :-) 02:51, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Categories, Unwanted images[edit]

Hello, and firstly thanks for your response on the Help Desk that I left earlier this week. It helped out find images much faster. I have a couple of questions left to ask, though. Firstly, is there any categories that you can place on an uncategorized image? Like any general categories that all images should have? (Or basically any popular categories you can think of) Secondly, what do I do when you see an unwanted image that needs to be deleted? For example, I found this image that has no categories (since 2013), no related article (there isn't a "Kohinoor Begum" page on EN wiki, and a quick google search doesn't seem to indicate there's an article of that name anywhere), and I can't think of any way to use it. What do you think of this image? Electrico96 (talk) 18:08, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Hi again Electrico96! I'm glad you found my response at the help desk useful.
As for your first question, I'd say Commons:Categories#Categorization tips has a pretty good coverage of the sort of aspects that categories should cover.
As for your second question, if you find a file that you think should be deleted, you can find a link to start a deletion discussion for the current page or file on the left-hand side of the page under "Tools". For files that meet our criteria for speedy deletion, you can add an appropriate speedy deletion tag to the file page and notify the uploader. You may wish to enable the "Quick Delete" gadget in your preferences to make this easier.
The image you bring up as an example (and the other files uploaded by the same user) not only appears to be outside of Commons' project scope, but there is no evidence to support the uploader's claims that the copyright holder has approved publication under the stated license. LX (talk, contribs) 18:52, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Category:Embassies in Montenegro[edit]

I agree that categories should be as specific as possible. However, the "buildings by function" categories are for more general categories than "embassies". I did find some other government buildings categories for Montenegro, so I made a category for them and put that in the "by function" category. --Auntof6 (talk) 16:07, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

I'm not a fan of putting content in even more generic categories just because a more specific intermediate category is missing. The thing that embassy buildings have in common is their function (as opposed to their shape or condition). But creating the intermediate category is of course the best solution. Cheers and have a great weekend, LX (talk, contribs) 16:12, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

You wanted details on the morgans mount image[edit]

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Footballing images from the Italian wikipedia[edit]

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File:Swedish National ID card.jpg and File:Swedish National ID card (Back).jpg[edit]

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DELETE THE PICTURE OF THIS LINK PLEASE Eliad drahi bensoussan.jpg[edit]


thanks for your help, but if you try to write eliad drahi bensoussan in google you find a picture with the link eliad drahi bensoussan of wikimedia can u delete this please

thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Eliad bensoussan (talk • contribs) 18:00, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

I'm sorry Eliad, but I don't control Google's caching of search results, so I can't delete anything from there. You may wish to refer to the second point at LX (talk, contribs) 19:26, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

Thank u LX for ur help Eliad bensoussan (talk) 08:48, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

May 2016[edit]

Please my upload photo give to your other user from wikipedia please LX — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chaustria124 (talk • contribs) 01:57, 17 May 2016‎ (UTC)

I have no idea what you're trying to say. LX (talk, contribs) 05:20, 17 May 2016 (UTC)

Help Please[edit]

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Deleted Image Urgent[edit]


I own an image which has been deleted several times by the Wikimedia Commons team. And I sought to contact them but was unlucky in my attemps.

What do you advise me to do in order for the image to not be deleted ?

Many thanks in advance ! — Preceding unsigned comment added by NdeyeD (talk • contribs) 19:00, 27 May 2016‎ (UTC)

Please follow the procedure describe at Commons:OTRS. Do not attempt to recreate previously deleted files on your own. Doing so may lead to your account being blocked. Also, do note that owning a copy of an image or having a license to use an image usually does not mean that you have the right to issue any sort of copyright license for the image to anyone else. LX (talk, contribs) 20:09, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

Cherubino Alberti[edit]

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Last warning[edit]

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Description instead of a comment, please[edit]

Your changes of categorizations often contain a comment rather than a factual description of your change. I would prefer to see a description of the change. Thank you. Bengt Nyman (talk) 13:52, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

And I would prefer if you followed the advice in those comments and didn't flood top-level categories with files that don't belong there. I'm guessing neither of us is going to get what we want. LX (talk, contribs) 13:59, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Jerry Siegel 1939[edit]

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Generally when I upload images....[edit]

It takes me so much time, even using the uploader, to pick a name for each image file, to write a description of the image, the time of the image, copyright notices, and so forth. Then, for each image, I am supposed to choose categories. This is something I am not good at and am unlikely to get good at. For me, to have to wade through tons of categories (which change regularly) to try to select the perfect categories for each one would be exhausting. Let me do what I'm good at -- uploading images -- and let others do what they're good at -- choosing categories -- that way, it's much better all around. There are contributors such as yourself who know that categories such as sand and hotels are inappropriate and that walking persons is a better one. So, kudos to you, but please don't expect too much from me in terms of categorization.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 14:35, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

The problem is that we already have more than 750,000 completely uncategorised files, and we probably have an even greater number of files in overly generic top-level categories that aren't going to help anyone find them. There simply aren't enough volunteers to handle these volumes. Unless uploaders take a few minutes to pick relevant categories, the chances of the files ever ending up in categories where they're actually likely to be found are slim to none. It doesn't take many clicks to find your way from an overly generic top level category like Category:Hotels via Category:Hotels by countryCategory:Hotels in the United StatesCategory:Hotels in the United States by stateCategory:Hotels in New Jersey to Category:Hotels in Cape May County, New Jersey – and there's nothing special about me that enabled me to find it. It's just that I made the effort, just like anyone else could. LX (talk, contribs) 15:34, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
Generally, each contributor chooses how he or she will contribute here. I've chosen to upload images. You've chosen to categorize them better. Yes there are many uncategorized images or ones with generic categories, but it is always possible that in future new volunteers will come along to categorize them better. You, asking me to do what you do best, is kind of like me, asking you to upload more images. Do you see what I'm getting at here? Let's all do what we do best. Further, it is possible that in the future, new bots or programs will come along that will re-categorize images automatically, so no, I'm not too thrilled about the idea of spending even more time on each image trying to get the exact categories down.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 20:05, 14 August 2016 (UTC)
Yes, we're all volunteers here, but if you could take just a few seconds to drill down from the top-level categories that you're currently using, that would be very, very helpful and increases the likelihood of your uploads being found. That's all I'm saying. After all, you're in a better position than anyone else to know what it is you've photographed and where. But if you don't want to be that helpful and don't care about your photos being found, that is, as you say, entirely up to you. LX (talk, contribs) 20:18, 14 August 2016 (UTC)
Will try.--Tomwsulcer (talk) 20:28, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

No source tags[edit]

Hi, please stop removing 'no source' tags from DWs of unsourced base maps, unless you can provide a source for the base maps which shows that they are free. You are causing unnecessary work, leading to nothing. Jcb (talk) 21:11, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

I assumed (perhaps incorrectly) that you had simply not read or understood the authorship assertions in Swedish. To me, your edits just looked like blind tagging of files that just had its source information somewhere other than the source field, especially since you skipped over all the other files in Category:Election maps of India attributed to User:Soman, where the only difference seems to be that File:Rjdelectionmap.PNG and File:Rldelectionmap.PNG had an empty source field because the source information was in the description field instead.
I would argue that these files do have source information, and that if you think that the source information provided is not credible, a deletion discussion would be more appropriate. Similarly, if there is source information, but you think that it is not sufficient for some reason, a deletion discussion would be a much clearer way to raise that concern than to erroneously tag the file as having no source information, which is just likely to cause confusion. LX (talk, contribs) 21:41, 5 September 2016 (UTC)
No, this is exactly what the tag is for. "This media file is missing essential source information." is exactly what's wrong with these files. The choice of these two files may seem a bit random, the cause is that I an going through files alfabetically. Jcb (talk) 21:51, 5 September 2016 (UTC)
File:Aiadmkelectionmap.PNG comes before both those files alphabetically, and all the files I've seen you tag lately were ones that had blank source fields, so it still seems to me like that was the sole criterion. Anyway, I can only explain what my reasoning was, and I think you're likely to confuse others the same way if you keep tagging files with source information as missing source information because you suspect that they are derivatives of some undisclosed original work. LX (talk, contribs) 22:04, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg The strawberry fruit (which is not actually a berry) is widely appreciated for its characteristic aroma, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweetness.

Thanks for your daily hard work :-) I appreciate it. -- Steinsplitter (talk) 12:54, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

It hasn't been so daily lately – I've been busy with a trade show. But thank you, and same to you! LX (talk, contribs) 16:06, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Montenegro champion cycling jerseys[edit]

Hello, can you upload Montenegro champion cycling jersey? Or can you tell someone else to upload? -- Vux33 (talk) 13:13, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Please use Commons:Picture requests. LX (talk, contribs) 16:10, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

I would love your thoughts on how to search by metadata[edit]

Hello LX, The search team at the foundation is looking to add the ability to search by metadata. Whatamidoing/Sherry said you might be interested. If you are and have a moment I'd love to hear your thoughts. CKoerner (WMF) (talk) 17:35, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi Chris! Thanks for asking, and sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I've been busy and haven't really been around here. I'm guessing my name came up after the comments I made in Special:Diff/203134998, where I mentioned searching metadata, by file type, by file size and (where applicable) dimensions as useful features for identifying bad uploads.
When I mentioned metadata (separately from file properties such as type, size and dimensions), I mainly meant EXIF, IPTC etc. It looks like the Phabricator entry and the help text is only really concerned with file properties, not actual metadata.
An example use case would be for a search to match the "REUTERS" value in the Iptc.Application2.Credit (0x006e) tag in File:Chloé Sauvourel JO 2016.jpg (displayed as "Credit/Provider" in the Metadata section of the file description here on Commons). I currently search for such files using Google, but there are a lot of false positives, and I'm guessing I also miss a lot. LX (talk, contribs) 15:49, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

All My Uploads Removed[edit]

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Hi. LICENSE[edit]

Where can I see if a photo is copyrighted? I have photos on my computer to upload to wikipedia and I do not know what license to put. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alpha 09 (talk • contribs) 20:32, 27 November 2016‎ (UTC)

All recently created photographs are automatically protected by copyright upon creation. If you don't know "what license to put", it's probably because the photo hasn't been published under any free license by the copyright holder. Please understand that you cannot just grab photos from the Internet and make up some random licensing claim. Please read Commons:Project scope/Summary to understand what you can and cannot upload to Commons. LX (talk, contribs) 21:42, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

Excuse my ignorance. I have read the link you have told me and I do not understand anything. If I want to upload an instagram image that is from a cyclist (Who uploads the image is not the cyclist What should I do?) For example, if I want to upload this image: What a license I put so that it is not erased.--Alpha 09 (talk) 22:27, 27 November 2016 (UTC)

You need to figure out who the legitimate copyright holder. Then you need to get them to agree to publish it under a free license and send in a release statement. It's not up to you to select a license. LX (talk, contribs) 08:59, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
Ok. I ask permission from the author. And if you let me upload it. I have to tell OTRS: Correct?--Alpha 09 (talk) 10:36, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
If a valid permission is sent in to OTRS from the right person (I wasn't able to figure out who the photographer is, so I'm a bit surprised if you did), then the OTRS volunteers will ensure that the file is restored. Do not upload it again. LX (talk, contribs) 10:44, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
According to The owner of the photo is @paulineballet (instagram) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alpha 09 (talk • contribs) 11:03, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
I guess I'm not up to speed with how the social media types provide photo credits, but yes, that seems correct. LX (talk, contribs) 12:09, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
I'm going to ask permission to upload the photo to wikipedia. Is there a text template? What do I get to ask for permission in a correct way? I'm sorry for my ignorance. I'm a noob. I'm on Wikipedia's cycling project (SPAIN) --Alpha 09 (talk) 12:51, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
Permission to upload the photo is not sufficient. The permission has to be for publication under a free license (a license that allows anyone to use, modify and distribute the photo for any purpose, including commercial purposes). Using the standard template at Commons:OTRS will help you get the details right. LX (talk, contribs) 14:16, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
Please. This is correct? Delete if not correct. --Alpha 09 (talk) 23:40, 27 November 2016 (UTC)
You need to stop reuploading previously deleted content immediately. You've been warned not to do this. You need to use Commons:Undeletion requests instead of just unilaterally restoring things, especially when you do not, by your own admission, do not understand how copyright works. LX (talk, contribs) 08:59, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

I have sent this. Dear Madam, I am a contributor in the Spanish version of Wikipedia ( and we are looking for images for [4]. Currently, we do not have free images for the following article:

If I may, I wanted to ask if it would be possible for you to change the license of some of your images to CC-BY-SA 3.0 (Equal Share Recognition). This would allow use on Wikipedia (implying that such images could be used for commercial use, although the main purpose of these is to illustrate articles). Of course, you would be mentioned as the original author, with a link to your page at [5], subject to the license chosen. We are interested in this particular picture:

We would be very grateful for your contribution, which would allow us to enrich the encyclopedia, which can be accessed by anyone who wishes. Cordially, Rubén - and Https:// .................................................................................................................................................................................................. For

I hereby declare that I am the owner of the exclusive copyright of [WRITE HERE THE NAME OF THE WORK, AND ADD A WEB LINK]. I agree that such work is published under the free license CC-BY-SA 3.0 (Recognition-Equal Share) [OR ANY OF THE LICENSES HERE]. I acknowledge that I grant anyone the right to use the image on a commercial product, as well as to modify it according to their needs. I am aware that I will always retain the copyright of my image, as well as the right to be recognized as author according to the terms of the license chosen for my work. Modifications that others make to the image will not be attributed to me. I am aware that the free license only affects copyright, and I reserve the right to take legal action against anyone who uses this work in violation of any other law, such as restrictions on trademarks, libel or specific geographical restrictions. I acknowledge that I can not retract this agreement, and that the image may or may not be stored permanently in a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. [NAME AND LAST NAME OF OWNER OF COPYRIGHT] [DATE] --Alpha 09 (talk) 16:44, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

As long as the photographer is willing to fill that out, that should be fine. Of course, many professional photographers will not agree to give away their works in ways that allow others to use it commercially, and that's entirely up to her in this case as well. Good luck! LX (talk, contribs) 17:06, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Hi. In Wikipedia Cycling there are very few photos. I know why. Nobody does 3500 km by motorcycle to give free pictures. I have found photos that read: "For editorial use only" (The images and pictures marked "Exclusive editorial use" have been made for use in stories or articles that describe events that are news or articles of public interest. Content can not be used for commercial purposes.These standards are also applicable to non-profit organizations.The editorial content can be used in: New articles, Nonfiction books, Documentaries, Other informative purposes, Editorial content can not be used In: Advertisements, Products, Product packaging Any other commercial or promotional material) Wikipedia are informational purposes. I think. Can they be used?--Alpha 09 (talk) 00:16, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

No. We only host content that is free for any purpose. See Commons:Licensing/Justifications. LX (talk, contribs) 10:27, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Hallo, Lizenz[edit]

Hallo, es wurde von ihnen zwei Bilder, die ich hochgeladen habe, zur Löschung beantragt. Ich bin die Fotos selbst bearbeitet, und es gibt kein Urheber, die die Lizenz für die Fotos besitzen. Da auch die Qualität nicht mehr entsprechen wie die original, finde ich, dass da kein Lizenz verletzen wurde. Die beiden Fotos wurde jede mongolische Webseiten verwendet, ohne ein Lizenz zu nennen. Daher bitte ich Sie, dass die Bilder erhalten bleibt. Vielen Dank. Munkhzaya.E (talk) 18:01, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

I can't understand what you are trying to say. LX (talk, contribs) 17:39, 18 December 2016 (UTC)
I can't delete anything (ask an administrator instead), and this isn't Wikipedia. LX (talk, contribs) 17:40, 18 December 2016 (UTC)

Possible sock puppet of Kritkitty[edit]

You seem to be an expert on this topic, so could you look at Myan-bruma8888? --jdx Re: 17:34, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

Yes, that's an obvious one. Added to Commons:Requests for checkuser. Thanks! LX (talk, contribs) 19:22, 25 December 2016 (UTC)

I don't know what do[edit]

I was editing a page when I was notified that all the images I uploaded were being reviewed. I was shocked. Then I remembered that on Wikipedia I had to put Copyright. For being my first edition, I do not know how to do such a thing, and less if it is in English (my English is not so good, in fact I now use Google Translate xd ...). I've been trying to figure it all out, but there's still a mistake ... but many of those images I took from a book, and the author is where I live. Please, could you help me with how to resolve all the notifications you sent me? I do not understand much of what you send me, how to put licenses or codes that I do not know or to serve or things like that. I just want to update and improve the page of the city where I live. Thanks in advance. Shrykos (talk) 22:39, 30 December 2016 (UTC)User:Shrykos

Please read Commons:Project scope/Summary/es to understand what you can and cannot upload to Commons. LX (talk, contribs) 10:15, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

Happy New Year, LX![edit]

File tagging File:CP Hôpital d'Apt.gif[edit]

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Mr. Austin[edit]

Re:Commons:Help_desk#How_to_add_pubic_image_to_my_page: I agree with your prognosis. Especially the place where he lapsed into first person in writing about himself. Perhaps I should just have let Ruslik's original answer stand, but it seemed a bit too snarky for the help page. - Jmabel ! talk 01:20, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Yeah, I think we agree that if one has nothing helpful to say, it's better to say nothing at all. I might have been tempted to throw in a tongue-in-cheek reference to Commons:Nudity#New uploads in reference to the obvious typo, but not without any help on the real issue. Of course, sometimes (quite often, it seems) the helpful thing to say is "you can't/shouldn't do what you want to do." Cheers, LX (talk, contribs) 09:55, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

File:Homenaje a Chapecoense en Girardot (31345909675).jpg[edit]

and File:Homenaje a Chepecoense en Girardot (31309711716).jpg.

Hi, Since these files were reviewed, and a previous DR was kept, I think that a proper DR is better. In particular, the reviewer(s) and the closing admin(s) should be informed. Regards, Yann (talk) 10:45, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Yes, if I'd noticed the previous deletion discussion, I would have taken that route. Cheers, LX (talk, contribs) 10:48, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Use Google Transltate[edit]

Te voy a hablar en español. Evita mensajes como este que consideran mis contribuciones de mala fe. Solo fueron dos imágenes que un usuario de Wikipedia en Español me solicitó subir, creyendo que estaban con licencia Creative Commons. Te reportaré a los administradores por las agresiones en mi contra. Que @Yann: también sepa. --Gastón Cuello (talk) 13:50, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Fue un error de la Agencia ANDES, no mío, pues en Flickr aún figura con licencia CC. Soy usuario hace 4 años y entiendo bien de las normas. Ese mensaje me hirió mucho, pues no soy novato. --Gastón Cuello (talk) 13:59, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

I agree that Agencia de Noticias ANDES made the more serious mistake, as they really should know better. You made a smaller mistake in trusting them (and perhaps overlooking the description). I think that's quite understandable, which is why I took the time to write a personal note to explain what was going on instead of just the template notices. I don't know why you feel like I've been aggressive, and I'm sorry you feel that way. That certainly wasn't my intention. LX (talk, contribs) 14:25, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

Indian Navy Image help[edit]

Hey, I noticed the discussion we had on the last Indian Navy image deletion and wanted to ensure that I did this one right. I uploaded a new image to Wikimedia commons, File:Tropex 2017.jpg and added the Indian navy license to it. How do I go about requesting an immediate license review on this? Thanks for all your help. Adamgerber80 (talk) 20:37, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

You already have requested review. By using {{Indian navy}} (rather than a generic cc-by tag), the file is placed in Category:Unreviewed photos from to be reviewed by a license reviewer or administrator. Since those resources are limited, that may not happen "immediately", but your upload will get the same priority as the rest. One thing you can do is to visit, enter the source URL, and if it's not already archived, click the "Save this url in the Wayback Machine" on the resulting page. That should enable license review even if the source link goes dead. LX (talk, contribs) 20:54, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
Got it. I will archive it right way and keep this in mind for the future. Sorry for any trouble. Adamgerber80 (talk) 02:12, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
No trouble. LX (talk, contribs) 11:06, 10 February 2017 (UTC)


Hej! Filen med detta verk innehåller en hänvisning till denna sida där det står: "Det här verket har identifierats som fritt från kända upphovsrättsliga restriktioner, inklusive alla relaterade närstående rättigheter." Men, det står också bland annat "Detta verk är kanske inte fritt från kända upphovsrättsliga restriktioner i alla jurisdiktioner." Skulle du bedöma att verket är fritt och kan laddas upp på Commons? Edaen (talk) 11:15, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Upphovsrättsinnehavaren dog 1926, vilket innebär att upphovsrätten i Sverige är utgången sedan 1 januari 1997. För att kunna laddas upp på Commons måste även upphovsrätten i USA vara utgången. Reglerna för detta är mer komplicerade. Verket är publicerat efter 1922 och publicerades sannolikt inte i USA i samband med den ursprungliga publiceringen. Under de förutsättningarna är den avgörande frågan om verket var upphovsskyddat i Sverige den 1 januari 1996. Eftersom så är fallet är verket upphovsskyddat i USA 95 år från publicering. Det innebär att det bör vara möjligt att ladda upp det här den 1 januari 2022. Det är i alla fall min lekmannatolkning. LX (talk, contribs) 15:33, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
Tack! Som du säger är det komplicerat. Eftersom det ändå är släppt under en fri licens fick jag förhoppningar. Edaen (talk) 20:05, 28 February 2017 (UTC)
Jepp. Det här verket hamnade dessutom precis på "fel" sida om gränsen. Hade författaren dött bara ett år tidigare hade situationen varit helt annorlunda. LX (talk, contribs) 20:10, 28 February 2017 (UTC)

Rw: Etiquetado de la imagen [[File:Jesús Ortega Irusta.jpg]][edit]

Saludos. Lamento no saber inglés, le escribo en español. En la página web citada se dice literalmente:

Política de licenciamiento. Los textos editados en EcuRed se hacen públicos con posibilidades de ser copiados, reproducidos modificados y/o distribuidos libremente sin fines comerciales aplicándose las mismas condiciones a cualquier trabajo derivado de él. Esta licencia es de carácter no exclusivo, irrevocable, sin límites territoriales y sin cobro de regalías u otros derechos. Estas condiciones son compatibles con la licencia copyleft Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial ShareAlike.

Que, a su vez, enlaza con esta página. Supongo que con esto es suficiente. Gracias. Macarrones (talk) 12:49, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

No, that is not enough, for several reasons. Firstly, only the legitimate copyright holder can issue a valid copyright license, and there is no evidence that the file in question was uploaded to by the legitimate copyright holder. Secondly, content restricted to {{noncommercial}} use is not allowed on Commons. Please read Commons:Project scope/Summary/es to understand what you can and cannot upload here. LX (talk, contribs) 22:28, 1 March 2017 (UTC)


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