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About Deletion of images

I think you have made a mistake in classifiyng some images of Jessica Alba on the French article with a copyright, since they both came from flickR and had a copyright, but a right to be used in wikipedia. It would be glad you correct your mistake by replacing the images and informing yourself about commons policies on licenses. Thanks, Martialist


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Speedy vs regular deletion

Thanks for nominating that screencap for deletion. In future, though, you can tag blatant copyright infringements like that with {{copyvio}}. Commons:Deletion requests is usually for discussable requests where the licensing information given (or anything else) is questionable rather than blatantly wrong. :) Cheers! Lewis Collard! (talk, contribs, en.wp) 12:43, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

No problem. :) Thanks for pointing out the copyvio for us anyway. Lewis Collard! (talk, contribs, en.wp) 12:59, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Flickr images

Hi. As a result of your request at Commons talk:Flickr images/reviewers, I have added you to the reviewers list. Please see the instructions at Commons:Flickr images/reviewers and add {{user trusted}} to your userpage. You can ask me if you need any help. Cheers, giggy (:O) 23:58, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Image:Express way.jpg


U have put it under deletion. Just here to tell u that the licensing will change in about 2 days as I have told the person who took the photo to change the licensing. SO please do not delete and wait. I'll tell u that as soon as possible.

Thanksmanaspunhani (:O)10:38, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Image:Express way.jpg

Can u pl. undelete it, if and when the image at flickr's permission is changed.

Thanksmanaspunhani (:O))*:58, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Wang ZhiZhi.jpg

I think this article was erroneously deleted. I e-mailed the permission the author gave me to the right place; it was just that it wasn't updated immediately. Noble Story 11:06, 2 May 2008 (UTC)


Uhm, I think you're right. By the way, now it's correct, perfect ;-) Bye --Filnik\b[Rr]ock\b!? 14:56, 2 May 2008 (UTC)


Commons:Deletion requests/Image:ThaluraniaGlaucopis200805DarioSanches.jpg--Pediboi 03:02, 3 May 2008 (UTC)


To say "thanks" for the work you are doing - cheers --Herby talk thyme 08:14, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Hum - might be worth your while getting involved in Commons: & Commons talk: spaces & similar aspects of the project. It helps to raise the profile somewhat (if that is what you want). I'd probably consider nominating you soonish if you are interested. Found the website "interesting" :) let me know if I can help - cheers --Herby talk thyme 11:38, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
+ I see you helping out with notifying user of copyvios etc. Can I ask when you do place a tag on a user page that you also place the {{Welcome}} template as well if they have not had one. It is a good multi lingual one which may help people to understand rather more (or get some help). Cheers --Herby talk thyme 13:38, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Лукашенко Chávez

Hello, mattbuck I have already redressed the problem from the flickr. I oblige myself never more to upload pictures from this unreliable site. The new picture showing the two presidents is from the official site of the president of Belarus and is to be freely distributable in Internet If you therefore find the suspicion of copyright status inappropriate, you should probably remove it, because the recent picture is not from flickr. Bogorm 17:01, 3 May 2008 (EET)

Image:Moura Ana Flickr maximum quality.jpg

Pay attention to copyright Image:Moura Ana Flickr maximum quality.jpg has been marked as a copyright violation. The Wikimedia Commons only accepts free content, that is, images and other media files that can be used by anyone, for any purpose. For details on what is acceptable, please read Commons:Licensing. You can ask questions about Commons policies in Commons:Help desk.

The file you added will soon be deleted. If you believe this image is not a copyright violation, please explain why on the image description page.

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-mattbuck (Talk) 09:34, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

If you, mattbuck, are a TRUSTED reviewer, but you were not capable of finding the Creative Commons copyright sign on this picture, then there is no wonder why things go wrong in this world. Wars 06:44, 6 May 2008 (UTC)
The image uses a by-nc-nd license (link), see Commons:Flickr images for what is and isn't allowed (in short, not all creative commons images are free for our purposes). Please refrain from personal attacks. Thanks. giggy (:O) 10:34, 6 May 2008 (UTC)


Think this tag may be in the wrong place? --Herby talk thyme 13:42, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Re Help desk: Not everyone is allowed to edit wikipedia - that's sort of the point with blocking ;o) You do a great deal of good work by the way, it's appreciated. Finn Rindahl 19:41, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

wrong review on Image:Efecto puntas - iones.jpg

Notice that this image was uploaded to Commons on May 2. And the upload date to Flickr is May 6. It seems it was uploaded there as a fake source. The original source looks like it is this.--Fernando Estel ☆ · 星 commons es 22:09, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Animated Map

What kind of software do I need for making an animated map? Thanks. (Red4tribe 23:26, 7 May 2008 (UTC))


Why did you delete my images such as Image:Tintern Monasterace 3.jpg? I copy this image by Flickr and I have written the author of these photos that uploaded his photos with a creative commons license!!!


I'd like if you restored the images. please.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Marcuscalabresus (talk • contribs)


Just spent some time deleting the copyvios from user:Asia 2003 you've just tagged speedy. Seems to me like we're doing double work here, you should have that delete-button yourself! Have you concidered becoming an admin? Finn Rindahl 20:29, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Hey Mattbuck! I see your note on Finnrind's discussion page. Well you could try to see adminship. Thanks for helping me out on the Flickr review category :)! Best regards --Kanonkas(talk) 20:41, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
As they always say, if I can be an admin anyone can. You've made 250+ edits (that's more than I had at my RfA), so there's no harm in giving it a shot! giggy (:O) 23:38, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
That said, just a note...when doing flickr reviewing, if no source is given, you shouldn't tag it as a copyvio; just use {{subst:nsd}} or leave {{no source}} if it's already there. giggy (:O) 23:45, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
The solution to all of your problems is....removing the flickrreview template from the image. Takes it out of the flickr categories, leaves it in CAT:U...problem solved! :) giggy (:O) 01:23, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
That works. :) giggy (:O) 01:28, 17 May 2008 (UTC)
Still need to authorise email of course :) --Herby talk thyme 07:12, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

The-presets1.jpg and Shy-child1.jpg Deletion?!

I got the image from Flickr at the following URL:

The licensing is "by" some rights reserved. What's wrong with that; it's exactly one of the two allowable licenses allowed by the Wikimedia Commons. Please respond before you delete.

The same issue goes with Shy-child1.jpg. Here's the flickr URL:

What's wrong with this licensing? What am I doing wrong? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Krlhc8 (talk • contribs)

Sorry Matt, should have added a notice here after dealing with those images (actually thought I did, but must have forgotten) As Giggy wrote above, subst:nsd is a better call for Flickrtagged images with no url. Regards, Finn Rindahl 12:18, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Miriam Margolyes Image

You deleted an image of Miriam Margolyes that I uploaded for use on the actress' Wikipedia Article. The image was from Flickr that was licensed Creative Commons. I also specifically asked the author's permission. Here is the copyright holder's response (direct quote): "I confirm that I am happy for you to use this. In fact I'm pleased that you are. Thanks for getting in touch." As far as I can see I marked up the image correctly with description, author, license information, source etc. What have I not done to ensure the image doesn't get deleted? C.harrison1988 18:30, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Image:Sharif Ali bin al-Hussein.jpg

Hi, Mattbuck. What was wrong with the about image? Wasn't it cc-by? Why it has been speed deleted? --Damiens.rf 18:33, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Hi Damiens. The image was deleted because although it was licenced on flickr as CC-BY, the flickr image clearly had the watermark and alt test asserting that the image belonged to the Smithsonian, and so the flickr user did not have the rights to release. Hope this clears things up. -mattbuck (Talk) 18:38, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
That's not a common flickr user. That's /Carl Malamud. Please consider reading about the Smithsonian and copyright claims at and in the press. That image is indeed in the public domain. --Damiens.rf 18:44, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
Ok, my apologies, guess I made a mistake. If you reupload it I'll pass it. -mattbuck (Talk) 18:51, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
Wouldn't it be easier for you to undelete? I would have to re-download it from flickr, re-crop it, re-write the {{information}}... --Damiens.rf 19:49, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
Afraid not. I'm not an administrator, I can't delete or undelete, I only tagged it for deletion. -mattbuck (Talk) 20:31, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
Oops! I guess I've complained to the wrong guy. Sorry! --Damiens.rf 20:52, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
Undeleted Finn Rindahl 20:38, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
Hey! You're the guy I looking for! Could you please... oh, good job! --Damiens.rf 20:52, 16 May 2008 (UTC)


Hi, I was doing when you made the changes. Regards. Selligpau (Excuse for my english)

Hi Mattbuck

You asked for the licence for the image of Nova Petropolis on the article Czech Brazilian in the English wikipedia. Well I got that image from Flickr, but I'm not sure about how to insert the references. The link to the original image at Flickr is — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hansch (talk • contribs) 03:22, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations, Dear Administrator!

An offering for our new administrator from your comrades...
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Mattbuck, congratulations! You now have the rights of administrator on Commons. Please take a moment to read the Commons:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Commons:Administrators' noticeboard and Commons:Deletion requests), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings or modifications of protected pages. The majority of the actions of administrators can be reversed by the other admins, except for history merges which must thus be treated with particular care.

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Welcome to the club - now delete your own ones instead of tagging them for me :) Take it steady to start with --Herby talk thyme 18:18, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for volunteering! Enjoy the new tools and happy editing! Finn Rindahl 18:21, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
Congratulations on your promotion as a admin! ;) I promised to say something like "Oh my god" now go and get some ice cream! Best wishes Matt. --Kanonkas(talk) 19:12, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

ZOMG ADMIN a token of appreciation


I GOT HERE BEFORE YOU EUGENE, LOL Lewis Collard! (hai thar, wut u doin) 18:14, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

FAIL ;/ Lewis Collard! (hai thar, wut u doin) 18:15, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
EPIC FAIL!! --ShakataGaNai Talk 18:16, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
NO U Lewis Collard! (hai thar, wut u doin) 18:18, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
CONGRATS!!! --ShakataGaNai Talk 18:14, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

718smiley.svg WTF congrats Matt! giggy (:O) 01:07, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

718smiley.svg LOL Soon this will be the only vote that's used. Rocket000 05:12, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
718smiley.svg Thank you for doing a great job with deletion requests. Adding a nice image of one of your favourites here to brighten up your day... Finn Rindahl 11:48, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Image deletion

Hello. You deleted Image:Kristin Davis at Berlin premiere.jpg. When the image was uploaded to commons by user:Tabercil, the flickr licensing was cc-sa. It was later changed. Did you read the image description page before you deleted the image? I'm trying to resolve it with the flickr user. Gimmetrow 11:14, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

Matt, I'd suggest a restore and addition of {{flickr-change-of-license}}. See Gimmetrow's edits in the deleted history. giggy (:O) 11:48, 27 May 2008 (UTC)
If the flickr user made an honest mistake with cc-sa, the flickr user can't be held to it. On the other hand, the license change may have been unintended, too. I was expecting the image to stick around while this was resolved. Gimmetrow 12:07, 27 May 2008 (UTC)


please, don't delete images from radiopaedia. This site clearly informs that these images can be used on {attribution} license and these deletion requests from December were unjustified. With kindest regards, Filip em 18:33, 29 May 2008 (UTC)


Don't know if you're watching that page [2] Finn Rindahl 19:49, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Don't say that we're even, I was depending on you to suspiciously and carefully monitor my talk page as I'll be travelling the next two weeks... ;o) But seriously, I'm probably leaving some time tomorrow or sunday the latest, if you could keep an eye open for people posting questions and/or complaints at my talk about files I've tagged or deleted I'd appreciate it. Regards, Finn Rindahl 20:18, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

My Request for Adminship

Admin mop.PNG Dear Mattbuck,

Thank you for voting in my request for adminship, which passed with 25 support, 4 oppose, and 3 neutral. I'm honoured that the community have granted me the administrative tools. If there is anything, then do not hesitate to ask me.

Thank you for the nomination Rocket, it wouldn't have been possible otherwise. Kanonkas(talk)

Thanks Matt for your trust. By the way, also thank you for your note on my talk page :) --Kanonkas(talk) 17:39, 31 May 2008 (UTC)


It was my mistake. Thanks for correcting me. :) Pozdrawiam. Shape Dyskusja 22:49, 1 June 2008 (UTC)


Hi! Finn’s away and he recommended you if I had any questions, and now I do. ;) I was watching the Special:NewImages, when I found Image:IntellistarHD.JPG. Is it copyvio? The image is pretty blurry, I guess The Weather Channel’s TV shows aren’t free, but as I’ve seen images of the iPhone with a blur on the screen, I started to wonder. :S What do you think? — H92 (t · c · no) 22:17, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Hi again! I came across Image:News-54.jpg. I think it looks kinda suspicious. Is there a/What’s the right template to put on the description page in cases like this one? — H92 (t · c · no) 22:54, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
Ah, never mind, ShakataGaNai marked it as copyvio. — H92 (t · c · no) 22:55, 2 June 2008 (UTC)
^_^ --ShakataGaNai Talk 23:15, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Red links

I used to do the same thing, then I realized why so many language link templates have red links. These are done on purpose to encourage translations. No one likes red links, so it's good motivation. It also makes less work for us admins. We don't have to add a new a link every time a new one is made. (You'll see I re-added those, but only because I'm expecting a /he translation soon. Normally I would just leave it as it's not really a big a deal.) Cheers, Rocket000 23:50, 2 June 2008 (UTC)


Thanks for telling me!--Diniz 19:21, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Roger Moore pic

Hi Matt, can you tell me who the uploader was for Image:Roger_Moore_2002.jpg? I wasn't aware that permission always had to be provided for a public person unless there is evidence that the image is a copyvio? From this crop Image:Roger Moore 2002.2.jpg it appears the original was uploaded to en.wikipedia? Gustav VH 10:52, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, the crop suggests it was originally uploaded to en.wikipedia - did the description state that? Gustav VH 23:01, 4 June 2008 (UTC)
Did it give a link to the original file and mention the uploader? I checked the same filename on en.wikipedia and nothing is in the log (but maybe stuff gets deleted after a while?). Gustav VH 11:22, 6 June 2008 (UTC)

RFA -- Thank You!

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ShakataGaNai Talk

Image Tagging Image:RickSebak.jpg

The source was there, just missing a curly bracket. Maybe it might have been easier to fix it rather than tagging it for deletion? TarHippo 00:15, 9 June 2008 (UTC)


these are friends of mine and they released the publication of pictures. tetraktys 00:38, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

thank you!tetraktys 22:21, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Restore my files As I have mailed to you I am the copyright owner of the three files, OTRS permission is pending. You can check my photo contributions to find out my clear name which is the same as the author of the scanned article. --Historiograf 00:59, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

What are you doing?

Dear Mattbuck, self-proclaimed administrator. You have deleted the sign from West Bridgford School. Well done! It is impossible of course that WBS itself might own the copyright of its own sign, so what have you deleted it? Your action is purely petty, valueless, and malicious. This school website has been subject to repeated attacks for the last year by one or two individuals under the protection of anonymity . Wikipedia, as part of its policy of indolence, has done absolutely nothing to defend it. And you have done nothing positive either. Now we have people like you pissing about. If you want to help, help. What you are doing is making life bloody awful for the rest of us who see Wikipedia as something creative and valuable and not primarily yet another Internet space for anal retentives. Fifthmonarchy

Replying on behalf of all administrators. I'm sure your school has copyright to its own sign. But because it does, unless you give commons explicit permission (see COM:OTRS) it is a copyright violation, and summarily deleted. Oh, and just for the record... Mattbuck isn't a "self-proclaimed administrator" the community elected him to such a position. --ShakataGaNai Talk 20:54, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

An excellent reply. There is no issue about the copyright of the sign, you just want to show that you have power. The fact remains that you administrators have done absolutely nothing to protect the WBS site from repeated vandalism from a presumed child - nothing at all - your only intervention is to make things more difficult. I can take a hint. If you people cannot be bothered to support people like me, I am off. It is just a waste of time. I leave Wikipedia in your anally-retentive hands, with page after page of stuff on modern celebrities and obscure musicians whilst some very important figures scarcely rate a mention. FifthMonarchy


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Dear Mattbuck,
Thank you for participating in my
unsuccessful request for adminship, shown here. Regardless of not being an administrator, I look forward to working with you in future Wikimedia Commons projects. -- miranda

OTRS permission not accepted I was told by mail: "You, Historiograf, are a trusted user on Commons, and do not need to send in OTRS verification for your own work that you upload." --Historiograf (talk) 23:37, 17 June 2008 (UTC)


Yay! I'm a flickr reviewer! Thanks for the vote of confidence, Mattbuck! :D Brynn(talk) 16:20, 18 June 2008 (UTC)