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There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful information about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.
Fair use policy
Zscout370, I've got some questions about the fair use policy. Is it allowed to have Fair use bots continuously re-upload/move fair use images and their file pages back to Wikipedia? Or does Wikipedia not have enough bandwidth to support that option, and therefore we have to resort to complete deletion of useful fair use images? And why isn't there an automated process for copying image pages and images to Wikipedia for people who wish to use fair use images on articles? Thanks - M0rphzone (talk) 03:02, 6 April 2012 (UTC)
- There is a process to move fair use images back to the English Wikipedia and you can read the process at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Commons_fair_use_upload_bot. This is fairly new so I am not able say for sure how it it works and I personally never used it. The other option is allowing for admins here to send you the images and the pages as a temporary undeletion so you can move it back. Don't worry about the bandwidth, there is plenty of it. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 13:20, 6 April 2012 (UTC)
- Then there isn't a reason to delete (beneficial) fair-use images.. Can we set up an automated system that doesn't require asking? As in having the same system (template) that checks the license for appropriateness and allows the use to move them to Wikipedia in the same process as the Wikipedia move to Commons procedure? Because right now, there are a considerate amount of images that could potentially benefit articles, but are being completely deleted due to the very strict rules in place at the commons. I think there needs to be an option for moving to Wikipedia during the Deletion review (maybe links, etc. generated by a bot). - M0rphzone (talk) 19:41, 6 April 2012 (UTC)
- Because fair use would have to be determined by user analysis and not automatic, since many of the projects ask for a lot for images to even be considered for fair use. However, many people just do not ask and most of the images would have no imagined use on the destined project. It cannot be automatic because when it comes to fair use, images would have to be checked. Plus many times, what people would want to have as fair use would fail en.wikipedia rules (I also admin there and deal with fair use issues) so we don't restore/move or it gets deleted from en.wp. User:Zscout370 (Return fire) 19:49, 6 April 2012 (UTC)
Picture of the Year voting round 1 open
Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2012 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We're interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year for 2012. Voting is open to established Wikimedia users who meet the following criteria:
- Users must have an account, at any Wikimedia project, which was registered before Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 [UTC].
- This user account must have more than 75 edits on any single Wikimedia project before Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 [UTC]. Please check your account eligibility at the POTY 2012 Contest Eligibility tool.
- Users must vote with an account meeting the above requirements either on Commons or another SUL-related Wikimedia project (for other Wikimedia projects, the account must be attached to the user's Commons account through SUL).
Hundreds of images that have been rated Featured Pictures by the international Wikimedia Commons community in the past year are all entered in this competition. From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons features pictures of all flavors.
For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories. Two rounds of voting will be held: In the first round, you can vote for as many images as you like. The first round category winners and the top ten overall will then make it to the final. In the final round, when a limited number of images are left, you must decide on the one image that you want to become the Picture of the Year.
To see the candidate images just go to the POTY 2012 page on Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons celebrates our featured images of 2012 with this contest. Your votes decide the Picture of the Year, so remember to vote in the first round by January 30, 2013.
the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year committee
|File:HTC One diagonal view on wood surface.png has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.
If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.