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Archive Note

Page was archived on March 17, nothing important left open. The Archive can be found here: User talk:Martin H./Archive 5. --Martin H. (talk) 14:42, 17 March 2009 (UTC)


Hi, Martin. I just saw, you are from Germany, and you are interesting about the Bundesarchives. It is very nice. And, during your researching, you found the photo about our dear new Prime Minister, I uploaded (Bajnai52b.jpg), and I asked on the photo, what the hell is that big deep valley on the chin of our dear New Prime Minister. I understand, that you are sensitive from there, from the archivum of the bundeswehr, but this idiot and the other same idiot, Mr. Gyurcsany, distroy all the properties of my country. They, together, made the debt of Hungary from 40 billion dollars to 120 billion dollars. So, please, don't be so much sensitive for the photo, and for the questions. By the way. What is the answer for my question? What the hell is that deep valley? Do we both think for the same answer?

Hey Martin, I've just recieved warning for the file I have uploaded to wiki commons, and I'm just searching for suitable tamplate. Croatian MOD gave its permission for use of the images from its web pages on Wikipedia. The permission (in Croatian) is on link: How do can I use this permmision on commons? I need to go trough OTRS? Can you help me with that? Ro0103 (talk) 16:54, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, I understand. Ok, then please delete the images in Commons, I'll put them directly into the article about uniforms on Croatian Wikipedia with the valid licence template.Ro0103 (talk) 17:03, 17 March 2009 (UTC)
Ok, thank you for your understanding. done, --Martin H. (talk) 17:05, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

About your deletion my works in wikimedia commons article - military of Kazakhstan

Hello mr.Martin, my name is Erzhan Ashikbaev, i'm a main military journalist of Ministy of Defence of Kazakhstan, I have all copyrights volation for thats files. Kazakhstan is not US and EU, we have another LAW-system: So please take back my photos, i working for my country and for World Wikipedia, not for any goverment.

Thank you.

Hey Martin how about some help to me?? Please tack back my photos with right licence.... i mean give me some example...

done, answered on your talkpage. --Martin H. (talk) 01:46, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Re:File:Winnibigoshish Lake Dam.jpg

Thanks! I've uploaded lots of pictures from HABS, so I'm quite familiar with getting there. However, I don't work with TIFFs, so I didn't really know what it was; I've therefore never considered making a .jpg out of a .tif. I'll see what I can do with others in the future. Nyttend (talk) 03:20, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

done, help on Category:Historic American Engineering Record is not neaded at the moment, all images in this cat are checked and corrected by me, some images will be added. The Category:Historic American Buildings Survey needs some attention in the future: Great images there! --Martin H. (talk) 01:45, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

DR for March 19

  • I notice no DR page has been created for March 19 yet: [1] Strange, maybe someone forgot. --Leoboudv (talk) 06:41, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the note. My browser didn't show it for March 19. --Leoboudv (talk) 20:17, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
done, everything ok. --Martin H. (talk) 01:43, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Editing locked page

Can you understand this sentence: "Messages for this user please leave on Czech Wikipedia."? If yes, why you edited my locked talk page? --Ragimiri (talk) 16:47, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

done, page unlocked and answered. --Martin H. (talk) 01:43, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

File:Maneating lion.jpg

There is a source given, you know: Great Cats, by John Seidensticker and Susan Lumpkin ISBN 0878579656. What do you expect me to do, buy you a copy of the book and send it by mail? --Leptictidium (talk) 16:50, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Okay. Leptictidium (talk) 18:05, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
done, answered. --Martin H. (talk) 01:42, 22 March 2009 (UTC)


As you can see Kosovo maps are a problem. I already discussed this issue with admins Zscout370 and Kameraad Pjotr. An additional problem is that those maps have to go in line with "out of scope" not "Commons is not censored" because they are used on Wikipedia and supposed to show an accurate state. Btw there is a problem with a user Turkish Flame, he has dozens of warnings on enWP for various misconduct, however he never cared to discuss any issues including this one. Here is the link for a page where I however listed map examples for how to show Kosovo in these maps which was later accepted by an admin Zscout370. Basically, highlight or show a broken border line if the map shows relations between two countries where one recognised Kosovo and one did not, show the full border only when the map shows the situation where both countries recognised (so this can't be a default map, for an example some maps showed relations of Serbia with a country that recognised Kosovo and Kosovo was shown as a country which is misleading), show Kosovo as part of Serbia if it shows the relations of two countries that both did not recognise the independence of Kosovo. It would be nice if this could be turned into a policy, Zscout370 didn't have time to do it back then. Having a special yet simple policy for this problem would almost definitely stop edit wars and any confusion. I hope you have time to work on this and I am willing to help.--Avala (talk) 18:19, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. I am afraid that having both versions would only move revert wars to Wikipedia so I think we should just implement that idea that I already talked about as some sort of guideline or special policy that covers the out of scope matter. It would be fairly simple to introduce the policy and it would save us a lot of trouble because as I said, user TF is not willing to discuss any issues. For an example he renamed hundreds of threads related to diplomatic relations to titles that violate the naming policy at enWP, or he created heaps of stub articles that were showing relations that do not really exist (eg. Pacific Islands - Eastern European countries) that are now being erased through a lengthy AfD processes. All the times he was warned and asked to discuss these matters but he couldn't care less. So in order to avoid such problems and save us some trouble I think we should follow the proverb "better safe than sorry" and put this issue into a framework of some special policy which would cover the situation A, B and C and default like I previously said. Btw I had to revert a few other files to their original version as well. There was some pushing in some of the files, I wont go into who was right and who was wrong but some of those files were uploaded three years ago and any additional details need an explanation (ie. if someone wants a map with Abkhazia, Ossettia or Kosovo he should upload and alternative version, not change the old file with that). I think in such cases original files work the best, because those are highly used blank maps and they should be per original. Those maps on diplomatic relations are used only in one article per map so they should be regulated IMO further than "use the original version" policy, in line with that proposal I gave.--Avala (talk) 21:37, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
done, answered on your talkpage, sorry for not beeing very cooperative here. --Martin H. (talk) 01:42, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. There is no easy solution here, however I am optimistic that we will find one.--Avala (talk) 23:24, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

NBA Photos

I don't know how to upload a photo with higher resolution, can you help me?. Thanks. 2pac (User talk:2pac) 16:11, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

done, instructions given. --Martin H. (talk) 15:26, 30 March 2009 (UTC)


Hi Martin. I was aware that deprecating a template used on 200+ images was a bold move, but someone had to do it. The PD-Egypt template is a total mess, and has been used abusively for an extended period of time. The problem is that Egypt has had 2 copyright laws: the 1954 Copyright Law, and the 2002 Intellectual Property Law, which replaced and completely abrogated the 1954 law. PD-Egypt combined elements of both laws, and was thus very confusing. For instance, the lenient 15-year protection period for simple photographic and cinematographic works was contained in Article 20 of the 1954 law. However, it is nowhere to be found in the 2002 law, which does not treat photographs differently from other works. As for the 25-year protection period for works of applied arts, it does indeed exist in the new 2002 law (Article 164). However, photographs are NOT considered works of applied arts, as is made explicitly clear in Article 140 of the new law. Therefore, Egyptian photographs generally enter the public domain either 50 years after their author's death date (in case he is known), or 50 years after publication (in case the author is unknown). Most of the images using the PD-Egypt template are indeed unacceptable for Commons. In fact, even if the previous version of the template were to be restored, the images would still be unacceptable since not a single one of them has a precise publication date backed up by a reliable source. Regards. --BomBom (talk) 19:03, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the compliments. I did indeed upload several images using PD-Egypt, until I decided to do some research and realized that the template was inappropriate. There is an additional complication, however: the old 1954 law was the one used in Egypt on the URAA date (1996); photographic and cinematographic works published in Egypt before 1981 (i.e. 1996-15) were no longer copyrighted in Egypt in 1996, and are thus currently in the public domain in the United States. This is an unusual situation where certain works were initially PD in their source country in 1996 (and are thus currently PD in the US), but later had their copyright restored in their source country through the adoption of a new copyright law. Although such photographs are inappropriate for Commons since they are no longer PD in their source country, they can be uploaded to the English Wikipedia, where only US law matters (the new Egyptian law does not affect these works' US copyright status, which is solely determined by the law which was in effect in 1996). I'm going to create a new {{PD-Egypt-1996}} template in the next few days to explain this. Regards. --BomBom (talk) 19:29, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
done, broader discussion is needed on the old template discussion. --Martin H. (talk) 15:26, 30 March 2009 (UTC)


Please wait me for a week I'm trying solve the problem. Thanks --Aboalbiss (talk) 22:39, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

done, the week pasts, im of course watching the image but will not prevent deletion. --Martin H. (talk) 15:26, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

File:Ali Lutfi.jpg

Hi, Martin! You're right. When I uploaded this image, I still wasn't very familiar with copyright issues. I am thus going to write to the Shoura Assembly to ask them to release images hosted on their website under a free license. If they refuse, then File:Ali Lutfi.jpg as well as File:Atef Ebeid.jpg (which uses exactly the same rationale) should be deleted.

As for the {{PD-Egypt-1996}} tag I told you about, I finally created it. Please take a look. It's quite big because I tried to make it as detailed as possible. I honestly believe the PD-Egypt template has no reason to continue to exist. I am going to explain this later on its talk page, because some people disagreed with and reverted the template's deprecation.

Finally, could you please use your powers as an administrator to speedily delete File:Slave on the nile.jpg? It is a badly named duplicate of File:ModernEgypt, Slave Boat on the Nile, BAP 24658.jpg. Regards. --BomBom (talk) 23:18, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

done, deleted the file. --Martin H. (talk) 15:24, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

ERT Bridge over Black(')s Fork.jpg

Why did you change the name? As you saw when editing the Uinta County list, the NRHP listing name includes the apostrophe, so the current name is incorrect. Nyttend (talk) 21:44, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

I was not able to upload my new version over the existing file because of the apostrophe, so i renamed the file to remove the invalid character. --Martin H. (talk) 21:50, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
I see; I thought you were saying that the actual name of the bridge was "...Blacks...". Nyttend (talk) 22:10, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
No no, only the filename. Seems to be some technical issue but I cant find any helppage on this. --Martin H. (talk) 22:39, 25 March 2009 (UTC)
done. --Martin H. (talk) 15:23, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

EU images

Hey, you've marked one of my uploaded image as a copyvio. According to Vladimír Špidla.jpg, which has been here for a few months, everything's ok. So I don't see any problem. --Mehare (talk) 21:38, 27 March 2009 (UTC) Is there any way how to keep it on Commons? (change something?) --Mehare (talk) 21:41, 27 March 2009 (UTC) So let's be clear, there's no way how to keep the images here? --Mehare (talk) 21:44, 27 March 2009 (UTC) So every image's gonna be deleted? --Mehare (talk) 21:46, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

done. --Martin H. (talk) 15:23, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Penobscot River Bridge updates

Thanks for updating the info -- it looks much cleaner now. :-)--SarekOfVulcan (talk) 18:01, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, Category:Historic American Engineering Record I've spent much time on. --Martin H. (talk) 18:22, 28 March 2009 (UTC)
done. --Martin H. (talk) 15:22, 30 March 2009 (UTC)


Hi, I saw the message you left at User talk:Gtj yesterday but it seems that the user is ignoring your request and Commons rules. I'll wait a couple of hours to see if the user will do anything to improve the situation. Regards, Thuresson (talk) 15:58, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

 :( Yes. Probably not, i will check him again tomorow. The images are blatant copyvios, so nuke his uploads. If your comment does not help to stop him a block is appropriate. Maybe a bold pointer to the portugese village pump can help. --Martin H. (talk) 16:03, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

These images were created by my

Estimated martin, the image Desarrollo1362525.jpg and Beata.jpg is created by me, What license do you want? if I am the autor.

Erika_patricia.jpg is a image that she (Erika de la Vega) gives in domain public from you website and facebook account....

I add the license by image, but i don’t understand what you want ? --yearuk (talk) 03:50, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

done, answered on your talk. Without a written document nothing is fee. --Martin H. (talk) 15:21, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

about the picture

Hello, I have uploaded one picture that i have found on internet and you have deleted it. The picture name was Matteo_Darmian.jpg and i have downloaded from I didn't make any copyright violation. Please give me an answer. --MrBones (talk) 10:28, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

done, answered on you talk. --Martin H. (talk) 15:20, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

Aha, now i understand. But what about this one weblink removed ? Can I upload this image? Thank you for your time.

done. --Martin H. (talk) 15:13, 6 April 2009 (UTC)

HAER number question

In this edit, after uploading a border-free version (thanks!)) you changed the image code from "ID,39-AMFA,1-42" to "ID-2-42" at one point. Do I guess rightly that you got it from the caption that can be seen here? I'm confused, however, because you left the AMFA code at the higher of its two appearances. Nyttend (talk) 01:04, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Yes, during my work on Category:Historic American Engineering Record, which probably takes me some 100 hours now, I changed the template {{HAER}} from the LOC reproduction number to the HAER Survey number for three reasons:
  • The HEAR survey number is often cropped like you noticed, it should remain somewhere in the description because the photo captions, other HAER material and 3rd party publications often reffer to this survey number
  • The Image is not created by the LOC, the reproduciton/call number is for archive, the original material is produced under the HAER survey number. The whole template is related to the HAER, so it should mention a HEAR number and not a later given number from the LOC
  • Images and Drawings in Category:Historic American Engineering Record are now sorted by HAER survey number, that makes it easy to find duplicates and related images to categorize them.
The template {{HABS}} uses the LOC number. Im at the moment searching for HABS images too and replacing them, I will change the template to the survey number the next days and check all images the next month. I already started to include the survey number on HABS images i upload. --Martin H. (talk) 01:13, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
All makes sense; thanks! Nyttend (talk) 01:36, 31 March 2009 (UTC)


I found this photos and I have permission on for upload it in commons which licensing use this photos?[2][3][4]

done. All images are ok, you can upload them using the from Flickr option. The license is written on the right side of the Flickr page. --Martin H. (talk) 09:05, 31 March 2009 (UTC)


Hi Martin,

bin gerade auf den Recentchanges über File:BrankoCrvenkovskiMacedonFlag.JPG gestolpert. Stammt aus der engl. WP, wo du das Original vor ein paar Tagen wohl wegen fehlender Quellenangaben markiert hattest. Da es auf :en inzwischen gelöscht worden ist, kann die Kopie hier wohl auch entsorgt werden. Gruß, --Kam Solusar (talk) 04:21, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Richtig, der Benutzer in en.wp hat auch einige gute, offensichtlich selber erstellte Bilder gemacht, aber bei diesem Bild habe ich es ihm dann doch nicht abgenommen. Danke für die Info. --Martin H. (talk) 09:15, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
done, --Martin H. (talk) 17:54, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
Danke gleichfalls :) --Kam Solusar (talk) 03:07, 4 April 2009 (UTC)


Please don't remove File:Avril lavigneParty.jpg this photo and others picture, all are mine Thanks. Sk8er (talk) 16:21, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Of course they are, I was also invited to her party personally, but I was too busy this day. --Martin H. (talk) 16:26, 31 March 2009 (UTC)
done. --Martin H. (talk) 17:54, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Image:Ligia 2.jpg

I have just noticed that you have deleted some time ago the file Image:Ligia 2.jpg. This is totally unjustified. I stated that I took the picture and that I released it according to the GFDL licence. I have difficulties in understanding your objections. I am in posession of the original which has never been published. What other sources do you require in this case. Your tag does not indicate it. Your decision is totally arbitrary and I would kidnly request you to restore the image. Sincerely 16:56, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Lieber Freund. Ich bin in 1930 geboren und desshalb achtundsiebzig Jahre alt. Ich kann Ihnen meinen Geburtsschein senden wenn Sie dass nicht glauben. Hochachtungsvoll Afil (talk) 17:10, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Also böse bin ich nicht. Aber alte Männer haben ihre Eigentümlichkeiten. I werde Ihre Räten folgen und ein neues Bild aufladen (sagt man das in Deutsch wenn man upload meint?). Und wenn möglich den ganzen Prozess besser beschreiben. Danke für Ihre Hilfe. Afil (talk) 17:30, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Danke nochmals. Ich habe leider mein Deutsch verlernt und in Amerika habe ich keine Gelegenheiten Deutsch zu sprechen. Und deutsche Computersprache ist mir noch ein wildes Westen. Es war eine Freude mit Ihnen mitzuarbeiten. Afil (talk) 18:28, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

done. --Martin H. (talk) 20:43, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Solicito borrado (delete)

File:EntierroJRJ.JPG es cierto lo que comentas, perdón por el error.--Pinodelacorona (talk) 12:32, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

done. --Martin H. (talk) 20:44, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files from Réseau Voltaire

Hi! I'll add the ticket number as soon as I get an answer from OTRS. I asked Thierry Meyssan about all files coming from, so this is great news indeed. Jastrow (Λέγετε) 14:11, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

OTRS won't validate the permission yet. Maybe the DR should be reopened? Jastrow (Λέγετε) 21:32, 1 April 2009 (UTC)
I sent another mail to Thierry Meyssan, I'll keep you posted. Jastrow (Λέγετε) 15:10, 6 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks Jastrow. Thank you for your help again, im watching this but I not wanted to bother you. --Martin H. (talk) 15:17, 6 April 2009 (UTC)
Hurray! I got an unequivocal answer from Serge Marchand, from Axis for Peace, releasing the pictures under CC-BY 3.0. I'll give you the ticket number as soon as I get it. Perhaps it's best not to close the request yet, but I'll eat my hat if it's not accepted. Jastrow (Λέγετε) 17:28, 8 April 2009 (UTC)
Good news :) No hurry, Im waiting for the number. The images are there for years, so a few days more are not important. --Martin H. (talk) 17:34, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Source Clear

Don't Worry :) --Wilfredo Rodríguez (talk) 15:53, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

My Images

Hey son of a bitch, this images wasn't not violate copyright, suck my ass stupid jerk.--Mafe linda. (talk) 17:05, 17 March 2009 (UTC)

done, Neither the Badman poster was "your work" nor the other image i found on another website was. Thanks for visiting my talkpage and for reading our licensing policy. --Martin H. (talk) 16:05, 1 April 2009 (UTC)


Spielverderber ;-) [5] --Dschwen (talk) 20:23, 1 April 2009 (UTC)

done, tja ;) --Martin H. (talk) 13:57, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

IRIN content

hi Martin - I replied to your concern over IRIN content here: Tomasdemul (talk) 13:58, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

done, answered on your talk and the deletion request. --Martin H. (talk) 13:57, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Britney Spears Rolling Stone

Should I upload this picture [6] which licensing uses?.

done. No, its a copyrighted {{magazine cover}}. --Martin H. (talk) 17:48, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

which kind of freeware instead Google Earth ?

Hi, you deleted my both google earth pictures, because it's not a freeware. do you have any idea for a freeware with which i can do the same kind of picture ? thanks for answer ;)


done, tried to answer you. --Martin H. (talk) 13:57, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

license alterations

I have reverted the changes you made to the licensing I chose for the uploading of my photographs, the license I used is the same I have used on over 100 of my images it meets the requirements of COM:L. Please refrain from altering the license on any of the images I upload. Gnangarra 03:49, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

done, Im not interested in changing it again, so thanks for the information. I thought, that it was not an alteration but adding the same license that appears inside your template directly to the image page. Please remember, that licenses in User templates are not appreciated, according to Commons:User-specific galleries, templates and categories policy they must be substed. Adding the license to the imagepage will help you to prevent the substitution. Substitution will destroy the value of you your template. Please add licenses directly to the image and use your usertemplate for further explanation or self-promotion. --Martin H. (talk) 13:57, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Image:Volodymyr Ivasyuk, Music-book.jpg

OK, Martin. I understood already. Deleted please and take away ALL out my gallery! Also the other book! Now alone the pic is gone and not the text. With regards -- KJL 68 Watchdog 16:53, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

done, two book covers are already deleted, everything else is fine. I cant find any text you mentioned. Regards, --Martin H. (talk) 13:57, 5 April 2009 (UTC)


Hi Martin! I want to know if you can explain he [7]how to change the licesing or if you can write here the instructions and i send he a mail with the instructions. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kpo!09 (talk • contribs) 17:29, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

done, I dont have any experience on Flickr, therefore i cant help you here. --Martin H. (talk) 13:30, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Those files that you deleted are not copyright violation

Dear Martin H. I had uploaded several pictures and you have deleted them. I am referring to the pictures of Joao Mancin (e.g. Image:Zorratotalfonseca.JPG). I want to know what the reason you told that those files are copyright violation. I'm uploading those pictures on behalf of the actor that is on those pictures. If I have done something wrong I would appreciate an explanation of what is the right way to upload my pictures without apparently making copyright violations. Thank you very much. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 21:20, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

done. Of course. You can decide about the copyright status of images in behalf of Tv Globo and can release their property into the public domain so that everyone can use it for commercial purposes... No. --Martin H. (talk) 21:29, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Martin H. I think you didn't get my point. I work for TV Globo and i got authorization to upload those pictures, including those that are not from Tv globo like some pictures of plays. The problem is that I don't know how to set the copyright in order to not have this kind of problem that you are pointing. Your ironic answer doesn't seem to help me in this situation. I still waiting for you answer.

done, i gave you instructions in User talk:Joao Mancin. I agree, instuctions should have given to you witht the first deletions of your uploads, you simply reuploded some of the images wich is not accepted. --Martin H. (talk) 13:25, 5 April 2009 (UTC)


Thank you for setting me straight. Appreciate your work on the category. I'm planning to write an article on a local HAER feature, but I'm waiting on the NPS to correct the item titles on two of the subparts, which they accidentally transposed. Choess (talk) 23:25, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

P.S. Would it be OK if I made Category:Historic American Engineering Record photographs of the Historic Columbia River Highway a subcategory of Category:Historic American Engineering Record and took the photos out of the parent category? Choess (talk) 23:29, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
Hi Choess, you mention an mistake from the NPS? Please correct this also on Commons, or request correction, if we transfered mistakes. According to the subcategory: No, I already removed this category. Category:Historic American Engineering Record is a license category, license categories can be subcategories of topic categories, but they should not have topic categories as subcategories. Regulary the category should be a hidden category for maintenance purposes only. --Martin H. (talk) 13:49, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
No, the mistake is on the HABS/HAER website itself. HAER DE-12-B and HAER DE-12-C have had their item titles switched. I'm waiting for my feedback to percolate into the NPS and get the titles switched in their database before uploading any of it. Choess (talk) 14:40, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
done --Martin H. (talk) 20:47, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Mass removal

Hi! Wie funktioniert das? Grüße, --Polarlys (talk) 13:40, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Special:Nuke in Special:SpecialPages, geht aber maximal einen Monat glaube ich zurück. Diesmal hab ich vergessen die Zusammenfassung zu ändern, normalerweise schreibe ich statt des standard Textes [[COM:L|copyright violation]] rein damits nicht so grundlos aussieht.
p.s.:die Eintragung eines Benutzernamens bewirkt noch nichts, dannach kommt erst eine Löschoberfläche. --Martin H. (talk) 13:44, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
Ah, gut. Die Seite kenne ich, nutze sie aber aufgrund der genannten Einschränkung kaum. Grüße, --Polarlys (talk) 13:46, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
Ja, blöde Einschränkung, da es aber kein äquivalentes Mass restore gibt vielicht auch ganz gut. --Martin H. (talk) 13:48, 5 April 2009 (UTC)
done, --Martin H. (talk) 20:47, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images

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Hello, Martin H.!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:


2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations").

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

BotMultichillT 06:04, 6 April 2009 (UTC)


Der Benutzer, der ILenl.jpg ursprünglich in der Esperanto-Wikipedia hochgeladen hat, hat damals GFDL als Lizenz angegeben. Allerdings war der Nutzer auch schon in anderen Fällen dadurch aufgefallen, dass er fremde Bilder unter einer falschen Lizenz veröffentlicht hat, so dass man annehmen kann, dass das Bild eigentlich nicht unter GFDL nutzbat ist. Marcoscramer 08:36, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Danke für die Information, Marcos, ich werde das mal im Hinterkopf behalten, noch etwas recherchieren und ggf. einen Löschantrag stellen. --Martin H. (talk) 12:26, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

You are a ...


The file "AguileraDublin5.jpg" isn't the same from "[GettyImages #72841165; author is MICHAL CIZEK]". You are a looser! How do you delete the photo without the proof and saying lies? What's going on with you! I need to told about you to Wikimedia's real administrator, you are a *@!$#. -- 14:47, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Your right, its not exactly the same, i mistake this. But there are some 100 images on getty and the image was "created" by Leonardo Lima himself - he does a copyvio again. You may have noticed the en.wikipedia yesterday, 2 new accounts uploading blatant violations of copyright. What to do you think? This idiots endangering the whole concept of Commons. Please see the broader context of copyvio uploaders, this disgusting behaviour claiming authorship on stolen images Leonardo Lima already showed with his deleted upload. Hey: There is no need to accept uploads of user dont understand what copyright is or blatantly breaking any rules just to have a stupid image of a singer on Wikipedia. There are many free alternatives or photographers to ask. Maybe in a few years, but that would be enough. Its up to the uploader do bring a proof: Non of the dates are correct, thats pure fiction, Non of the image have metadata..... Oh, did i say non?? The image File:AguilearaDublin5.jpg HAD Metadata:
Christina Aguilera performing her ' Back to Basics World Tour' at the Ahoy Stadium. Rotterdam, Holland - 02.12.06. Credit: WENN WENN is an image agency
So who is right now?? --Martin H. (talk) 15:07, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
You are a... ...very good and hardworking administrator at Commons. Face-wink.svg Finn Rindahl (talk) 15:12, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
Thanks Finnrind, thats chicken soup for the Soul. --Martin H. (talk) 15:17, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
Ok! You give your reason yourself. But, in the other way, and talking about images of this kind of artists, i need a "format" to show to a page what's the good thing around had a "Creative Commons" image. -- 16:10, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
Maybe I dont understand the question, you are searching for images of popular artists? The answer is easy: Its not easy. You may have a look on my talkpage, someone always asking me for Britney Spears. He found some good images by asking flickr user for a change of license, if the Flickr user is realy the author this is of course a good way to get free imagery. --Martin H. (talk) 16:49, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
I just posted a message to the ip. Copyvios are a nightmare and difficult to track, good work. Cheers. Anna (talk) 17:44, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

I'm not asking to you about how to upload files. I'm asking to you how speak to a web "Hey! Wikimedia wants for your images! You could change the license..." bla bla bla but obviously on formal way. -- 19:45, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

The tampa file is from "John Yale". -- 20:02, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
Your first question: You ask a nonenglish speaker here. Maybe w:Wikipedia:Example requests for permission helps you to build a text. Your second: Thats a back reference, isnt it? The website reuses our content under the given license. There are more back references on the net, see the filename. --Martin H. (talk) 20:37, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

You added a template "no permission since" to some few photos with source As you can see, the stated autor is Karel Hrdina, the uploader is Karel Hrdina and the owner of Novalja Travel Agency is Karel Hrdina as well. In a place of Karel Hrdina, I wouldn't understand, why to send some OTRS, if he gave his permit by his name already. Even if he weren't a real author, OTRS message isn't a better proof of autorship. However the "no permission since" template don't contain some clear explanation and is utterly unsuitable for such cases. --ŠJů (talk) 22:34, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Yes, think your right here, I still have some unpleasant feeling with two of the aerial and would better have a written OTRS permission here, but maybe they are ok. I reverted my edit. If the template does not contain exact informations it should be improved. IMO it clearly says: Author is given but there is no proof. In cases of professional publishers the template is often used for proof. --Martin H. (talk) 22:56, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Thank You. I think, this template fits for cases when somebody uploaded photo which he has found somewhere. I. e. author is given, but he isn't identical person as uploader. Then it makes sense to demand some proof. But if uploader is identical person with author, then it is very strange to demand anything further – if the template is used in such cases, text of it should be adjusted for such conditions. --ŠJů (talk) 03:50, 8 April 2009 (UTC)


Hi Pruneau, thats a GREAT resource, thank you for doing some transferes. How do you make the identification? I already saw some of this pictures while searching flickr, but i was unable to identificate the persons, i also did not find any participants list on the web. Very good work. After noticing your good work I yesterday found a new one: Of course we dont need any more photos of Joe Biden, but there are some interesting lesser known politicians not covered by other image resources yet. --Martin H. (talk) 11:35, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Hi Martin, you're right: this resource is fantastic, and the amount of photos is impressive! Identification can be tricky, since only a few photos have a title. Some of these people I can recognize, some have an ID tag hanging around their neck or in front of them. Also, it's sometimes possible to find out at which event a bunch of photos were taken. For example, those I'm looking at right now were taken at the "Université d'été MEDEF 2008", for which there's a list of participants here; all that remains to be done is comparing results on Google Images with the photos on Flickr. Unfortunately, I still end up with a number of unidentified people. I've started to compile a list of those, and will ask for help at Commons:Bistro once I'm done (I'm only on page 33 of 124 right now). The Policy Network stream is another good find - several of these don't have photos yet on Wikipedia (e.g. Giles Radice). Are you going through Policy Network's photos or do you need help with that? Cheers, Pruneautalk 11:47, 8 April 2009 (UTC)


hi, how are you? I would like to ask whether this image can be uploaded to commons? Vítor&R™ (msg) 22h26min de 8 de Abril de 2009 (UTC) And this one? Vítor&R™ (msg) 22h59min de 8 de Abril de 2009 (UTC)

done, I answered with no to both images. --Martin H. (talk) 09:29, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

HABS/HAER images question

Thanks for taking care of my latest group of HABS/HAER images! I always try to upload the highest resolution, and I'd like to use the tiffs, but I don't think my computer can use them. Do you know what the simplest program is that can save/modify them? All I have is Microsoft Paint, and I'm not sure that it can work with them. Nyttend (talk) 02:25, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Its not specially your uploads, im watching the recent changes on this category. I just tried it: Yes, Paint is able to save .tiff as .jpg. btw: Youre already doing a good job in giving images sources and move them to the correct categories. --Martin H. (talk) 02:32, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
p.s.:Im using the MS Office integrated software, maybe is something for you. --Martin H. (talk) 02:36, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
Paint is enough for me. I just uploaded File:Hauser Mansion, Helena.jpg after downloading the .tiff and saving it as a .jpg with Paint. How do you think it looks? Nyttend (talk) 02:54, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
Very good, cropbot will do the rest :) --Martin H. (talk) 03:21, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

Panther Stretching - CC permissions extended

Hello Martin H!

I saw this picture of mine was deleted because of "No Commercial Use" setting. I have now changed that, and it is now ok to use the picture also for commercial purposes.:

Here is the Flickr original:

I presume the picture was wanted for some Wiki article. Please feel free to restore the picture and use it in Wikipedia as originally planned.

Also, Im curious to know where it was intended to be used.

/Kim Dench

Thanks Kim for the note, if the uploader realy need the image he will reupload it. --Martin H. (talk) 09:30, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
For vanity reasons, I would love to have the picture used. But I have no idea where it was supposed to go, nor who uploaded it in the first place. Is there any way I can find out which article it was intended for, or who to contact? /Kim
done, yes: Every file is combined with a log, the log for for this file is here. The uploader was User:Toxicotravail, you can see in his SUL (Single User login) that he is an editor of the french Wikipedia and that the image is may be related to his contributions on the french Wikipedia. --Martin H. (talk) 16:08, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Image crop

Hi there. I noticed you reverted my crop because it had a 90% quality loss. The image is far too big right now, so I was wondering if you could crop it yourself? Thanks, ImagesGalore (talk) 13:47, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Im actually on vacation to finish my latest publication, I have limited online access here and not my default equipement. I boomarked your image and will make a good crop the next week. Commons should always store the highest quality to fit our demand of a high quality database (we are far from it ;) ), I also encourage you to try cropping with software without shrinking the image to a thumbnail. There is much simple software available. Regards, --Martin H. (talk) 14:10, 12 April 2009 (UTC)
Oh, okay. I have no idea what the thumbnail comment means (I'm not too experienced in this kind of stuff), so I'll just wait for you to fix it. Anyways, enjoy your vacation! :) ImagesGalore (talk) 00:53, 13 April 2009 (UTC)
Thank you so much! Very appreciated! :) ImagesGalore (talk) 08:26, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Shape Up

Dude what do you care about this article. It's just a hairstyle picture to let people know what it looks like. Is that a crime? Why did you delete it Stop deleting my images please. It does not need permission anyway that is why I put it as owned. You guys are starting to piss me off. How did you know I did it anyway, Is there some sort of messageboard that says look what this person did. Please stop any worry about your own articles. --Adorkable16 (talk) 22:30, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

done, answered on your talkpage. --Martin H. (talk) 09:26, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

But it's my image. It's from MY website. Why are you deleting other members of wikipedia's images? That's not cool dude. If I put is as owned by me, then I wouldn't really need a license. Drat, that was a nice picture. I didn't know it was a crime to put a picture that goes well with an article. I give up, you will probably keep deleting every image I put on, you win! --Adorkable16 (talk) 16:09, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Ok, but is that your job to delete everyone's images by being an asshole. What do you care about the Shape Up article anyway. Why don't YOU post an image on that article. I thought I was doing a right thing uploading images for articles without an image. I guess not. --Adorkable16 (talk) 16:19, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Ok Martin H, I am sorry for calling you asshole. I just saw other mad members curse you out so I said what the heck, but I am not an insulting person. Anyway, since you won't accept All Rights Reserved because you think it is too general, then what permission of rights do you want. I am still a rookie when It comes to Wikipedia and Wikimedia. --Adorkable16 (talk) 16:29, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Yes I know about Copyright stuff, but honestly all I did was drag the image from the website and put it on my computer then I uploaded on this site. It was from a slideshow I think. I didn't really (you might want to edit your "realy" to really) think it would be that serious. --Adorkable16 (talk) 16:33, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Like Google Images...sigh. --Adorkable16 (talk) 16:42, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Britney Spears Candies

Hi! can I upload this picture in commons?[8]

done: No. Please ask yourself.
1. Is the website or the magazine the holder of copyrights? Probably not, you have to pay a lot of money to get an exclusive session with her, so the website bought some licenses from someone else.
2. Is there any permission, that everyone can reuse the images for every purpose including commercial use? No.
3. Do the website specify any license or copyright conditions? Yes: Copyright © 2008 Time Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. - Isn't this a clear note? Prohibited - So finaly NO.
--Martin H. (talk) 09:35, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Hi! Please tell me if this licesing is ok [9]. If is not ok please change the licesing or upload a new version.

Hi Kpo, very good images you find on Flickr! The license was cc-by-2.0 instead of cc-by-sa-2.0 and you always make one little typographical error, example:
[ Britney Spears]
instead of
[ Spears]
Pay attention to the space, the second version is not working.
I cropped the image from the largest version on Flickr, see
Keep on the good work, many of the images from the Flickr users album are useful and all ok with copyright I think. --Martin H. (talk) 16:10, 14 April 2009 (UTC)


Hi Martin H. I think that the images uploaded by users in have the same permissions that the images make by employees of specify in their license the following one:

“1.-Esta licencia no se aplica a los contenidos publicados por 20minutos procedentes de los terceros siguientes: Textos, gráficos, informaciones e imágenes que vayan firmados o sean atribuidos a Agencias, Reuters, Efe, Europa Press, Korpa, Atlas, France Press, AP, Lanetro, Meteotemp, TPI, J.M. Nieto o Jorge París. 2.- Los dibujos de los viñetistas del diario 20minutos Eneko, Humberto y Calpurnio no podrán ser reproducidos con fines comerciales.”

I translate you the text:

“1.-This license doesn't apply to the contents publishing by 20minutos from the following third part: texts, graphics, informations and images sign or attributed to Agencias, Reuters, Efe, Europa Press, Korpa, Atlas, France Press, AP, Lanetro, Meteotemp, TPI, J.M. Nieto or Jorge París. 2.- The pictures of cartoon drawers from 20minutos Eneko, Humberto and Calpurnio can't be reproduced with comercial purposes.”

As you can see, the license doesn't specify anywhere that the images uploaded by users couldn't reproduce. If I'm wrong, please tell me to not commit this mistake in the future. Thanks and regards, --Obelix83 (talk) 17:22, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Ok, I will be well-prepared. I uploaded these images because I have seen others similar images. Thanks for all and regards --Obelix83 (talk) 14:56, 15 April 2009 (UTC)


Hi, why did you delete this image? --Tgr (talk) 12:04, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Because of copyright violation. See google imagesearch Andrea Osvárt, see, see, see the claim of authorship in the reupload and the different author in the first upload. Very obvious case. --Martin H. (talk) 12:08, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
I do not speak the English language. :( the image produced in 2005 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dombi1976 (talk • contribs) 12:36, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
Hi Dombi, i merged your posting with the section above because it is about the same image. The copyright belongs to the photographer, probably Marcello Norberth, without his written permission that everyone can reuse the photo for every purpose including commercial use and the creation of derivative works the image is unfree. Visible for free and free in the scope of Commons is far different. --Martin H. (talk) 12:45, 16 April 2009 (UTC) ? "Photo date: 3 February 2008 Andrea Osvart Photo by Marcello Norberth" ??? 2005???
The image was probably transfered to imdb in february 2008, thats a computer generated description. The authorship is arguable with the watermark in which is from an author with the same name. You upload does not have any camera EXIF data, it is a copy of an image from the internet. Provide a written, legaly correct permission to OTRS but please dont argue on the basis of just another weblink you could have taken the image from. --Martin H. (talk) 12:59, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Dombi says he knows Osvárt Andrea personally, and he made the pictures himself. At any rate, I don't see the difference between writing a mail to OTRS saying it's his photo or writing the same here. How can someone who is not a professional photographer prove a picture was made by him after it has spread on the net? --Tgr (talk) 15:07, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

help! it is difficult to go. Andrea searching on the subject. EXIF unfortunately lost. upload a new one before? ( the original image is camera ( I hope this will be accepted! help!

Directly on both comments, Tgr and Dombi: In case a photo is published elsewhere in a professional context we use OTRS, this is we have OTRS for. The difference: You can provide legal informations to OTRS you will not publish elsewhere: your personal data e.g., OTRS is secure and confidentialy.
To the befor uploaded image by Dombi: What should this say? seems to be a forum or something like this, nothing legal and nothing that shows, that you are the photographer?? I can also go to Google images, enter the name "Chuck Norris" and show you thousends of images from random sites saying: Hey, i uploaded the image there. If i enter Marcello Norberth photo to google image search I end up with a lot of professional photographs. Also this photo is a professional photo. A proffesional photographer should know, how to release an image or give permission. The corespondending adress is OTRS. p.s.: There are maybe similar processes in the hu.wikipedia too, maybe they are more helpful. --Martin H. (talk) 15:33, 16 April 2009 (UTC)