User talk:Magnus Manske

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Parliament building of Benin[edit]


I saw the picture mentionned in the subject on the Benin page as well as Porto-Novo page. And it is written that it is the siege of Benin Parliament. Please, note that this is wrong. The building name in French is Palais des Congrès which can be litteraly translated as Palace of Congress, but its purpose is just to host events like seminars, conference and meeting. Benin Parliament siege is the "Palais des Gouverneurs" in French. And it is located in Porto-Novo, not Cotonou. Since i'm not used to editing wikipedia articles, I think i might let you know so you can correct this.

Best regards

Gildas Jr.

Use of a picture[edit]


We’d like to use some of your pictures for a book that will be publish next fall. On the Internet site that we consulted, it says that the pictures are copyright free.

The title of the book is Secrets de plantes 2 and the name of the author is Fabien Girard. The intial print run will be 1000 copies.

We’d like to have your autorisation by e-mail to use those pictures.

Here are the links of the pictures.'Marsh_Mallow'_(Malvaceae)_flower.JPG'Marsh_Mallow'_(Malvaceae)_plant.JPG

Thank you.

Stéphane Aubut Editor assistant for les Éditions JCL

Photo of inside of Cappella Palatina[edit]

Hello, Magnus.

Would it please be possible to have your permission to use your photo of the inside of the Cappella Palatina, specifically the one that shows the upper wall and part of the stalactite ceiling? I am writing a book on Norman Sicily and would really like to use this as the composition is so unusual. Thank you.

The Vernaccia pic[edit]

Hi, my name is Marco. I just would like to tell that the pic uploaded in the Vernaccia article it is not a Vernaccia from Sardinia, but (as stated on the label on the bottle) is a Vernaccia di San Gimignano. These two wines are quite different. I think the caption should be corrected. Best regards

image on wikipedia entry for margaret cavendish[edit]

Hi Magnus,

The image you uploaded on the Margaret Cavendish page in Wikipedia does not represent her. According to her biography, Mad Madge, it is an image of Mary Lucas, her sister. Is it possible to remove it? It is misleading as is. This is the link to the image:


please delete this picture, it's of me and i can't figure out how to delete it[edit]

Hi Magnus,

someone uses an image of yours ( in this page


Image Consent for AFAR Travel Guide[edit]


I work for AFAR Media, a travel media company whose mission is to inspire and enable travelers to have richer, deeper and more authentic travel experiences around the world. We publish AFAR Magazine, which has twice been named America's best travel magazine, and, an online travel guide that has been recognized by the New York Times, Time magazine and many others as breaking new ground in inspiring and enabling great travel experiences (see

I’m creating content to recommend that travelers visit Abu Dhabi and would like to use the image in the following link. I would like to request your authorization and approval to do so.

AFAR also provides destination guides for partners, such as Westin Finds from AFAR, in which AFAR recommends places for Westin Hotel guests to visit. (See We would also like to include your image in these recommendations.

If this is acceptable to you, I need you to reply to me that you are in agreement with the following provision, have the rights to the image and are authorized to provide this consent:


AFAR Media is hereby granted royalty-free authorization and license to publish, display and use the image in AFAR Magazine, on AFAR,com, on, mobile variations thereof, and in such other electronic, digital, and print channels as AFAR and its partners shall determine, including in social media and collateral marketing materials. It is understood that you retain copyright ownership over the image, and this is a license only.

We will share our recommendation with you after it is complete. Thank you very much for your consideration.

All the best, Lara

Mislabel leading to Embarrassing Situations "Patch Adams at Sarvodaya.jpg"[edit]

Hello Magnus, My name is Derek Busby, and I am the assistant to Dr. Patch Adams. I am writing to you because the picture entitled "Patch Adams at Sarvodaya" has been incorrectly labeled. This picture is actually of Dr. Bowen White: . While Drs. Adams and White are both amused by the mix-up, this picture has been used on several wikipedia pages (Spanish and Italian at least), and has been picked up by fans who came to believe this was a picture of Dr. Adams. We now have T-Shirts and a statue which feature the image of Dr. White, which have been presented to Dr. Adams--much to the confusion to all those involved. So, I would ask that you please edit this picture to reflect the reality that this is an image of Dr. Bowen White. Thank you. -Derek


Dear Magnus Manske,

Are you the owner of this lovely photo and if not, can you direct me to the photographer.,_Rajasthan.jpg

Thank you.


Photo Use[edit]

Hi Andrew, I used your awesome "JAWS" photo in a graphic. I ended up changing it quite a bit, but I still wanted to check with you before I publish it. Can I email you a copy? Thanks! Sarah

Flickr: Irish stamp, 'Boomerang (horse)'[edit]

Hallo, could this [[1]] Flickr photo of: Irish stamp, 'Boomerang (horse)' be used on [[2]] Wiki. page? Thank you

File:Asarum europaeum 'Asarabacca' (Aristolochiaceae) plant.jpg[edit]

The plant represented here - and on the associated file File:Asarum europaeum 'Asarabacca' (Aristolochiaceae) flower.jpg is not an asarum europaeum, but an erythronium dens-canis:

Regards, geophilos

Perhaps an overlooked issue?[edit]

Secondary cell energy density.svg

Contains an element labelled "Aluminum Cans"... I cannot find any reference to that as a battery type. Is this a copy/paste error?


Error in a picture of Beau de Rochas diagram[edit]

The picture of the thermodynamic cycle here : contains an error. V1 and V2 on the bottom axis must be switched !

Regards, Romain

maximale Länge (Zeichenzahl incl. Erweiterung) für Dateinamen auf Wikimedia Commons[edit]

Hallo Magnus Manske,

gern verwende ich lange beschreibende Dateinamen. Gestern hatte ich es das erste Mal wohl übertrieben und Schierigkeit beim Hochladen, so dass ich die Datei umbenennen (kürzen) lassen musste.

Leider finde ich nirgends eine Angabe, wie lang ein Dateinamen maximal sein darf.

Kannst Du mir mitteilen, wie groß die maximale Länge (Zeichenzahl incl. Erweiterung) für Dateinamen auf Wikimedia Commons sein darf?

Danke für Deine Mühe.

Viele Grüße

PS: Gibt es für "Wikimedia Commons" eine de:Wikipedia:Verbesserungsvorschläge/Feature-Requests vergleichbare Seite?

Hinweis: der Link "my toolserver tools": "" auf Deiner Diskussionsseite scheint veraltet zu sein: "We've moved!"

Bureau of Automotive Repair[edit]

The picture of the Headquarters for the Bureau of Automotive Repair is incorrect because the Bureau moved in May 2012.

Wouaouuu !!!!! it's my motocycle[edit]

Hi, Sorry for my bad english. i am French.

I find this photos about BMW R100GS Paris-Dakar

It's my moto ... :D .... You take this photos in Paris the 17 septembre 2009, 19:47 , at Sacré cœur, 2 rue Lamarck 75018.

It's so funny !

She is not very clean.

If you want i can give you other photos about her. Now, she is more beautiful because i clean her and i do much réparation.

But i don't do paint so she have always in the right, the grey part. Lol

Here, you can find all reparations that i do in my moto (it's in french)

I sold my bike so if anyone is interested, he can contact me by MP in

In this forum i am christobou

My bike BMW R100GS Paris-Dakar became a star  :-)) thanks to you Magnus Manske / S de Santi

Good day for all people !!!


It seems like the "Show only files not linked from Commons" in F2C doesn't work. Images can have red warning triangles for "there is afile with this name already on COmmons", but it is not hidden. Any way it can be programmed to hide those images? Josve05a (talk) 21:29, 18 September 2015 (UTC)

That should be for existing file names, not necessarily identical files. --Magnus Manske (talk) 22:50, 18 September 2015 (UTC)
Any way to create a "hide-rule" for th[e|o]se as well, and not jut show a warning? Josve05a (talk) 22:54, 18 September 2015 (UTC)
Actually, even if I upload an image with F2C then load the same feed 5 min later, it doesn't hide those photos uploaded with F2C. What is needed for the tool to hide these images? Seems like something is broken here... 19:02, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
On another note, am I missing something or do all image uploaded appear in the uploader's watchlist? I could not see a place to deselect that, if it even exists, so ended up having to delete hundreds of images from my watchlist manually. It's rather a pain as we can always find them in our upload file list. But a great tool I've started to use for multiple uploads. Thanks Ww2censor (talk) 11:49, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

Permission to use an image[edit]

Hi Magnus Manske, I would like to use an image of KKE graffiti found at in a brazilian TV serie entitled "Critical Uncertainties". I noticed you only uploaded the image, but maybe you have an email or other contact of the image's owner? Thanks, Teka.

Maybe the "Source" and "Author" sections on the page you linked would be a place to start? --Magnus Manske (talk) 09:15, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

Oh, ok! Now I realize there is a Flickr link in the "Author" description. Thank you and I'm sorry to bother. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Teka.carbonell (talk • contribs) 15:27, 08 October 2015 (UTC)