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Re: User talk:Lmbuga#User talk:84.125.177.206

I feel it, due to the following editions in my page of user, your words to me happened inadvertent (= es: Lo siento, debido a las siguientes ediciones en mi página de usuario, sus palabras me pasaron inadvertidas)

You were right --Lmbuga gl, pt, es: contacta comigo 00:49, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

In fact your words to me happened inadvertent because you did not publish at the end of my page of discussion (En realidad sus palabras me pasaron inadvertidas porque no editó usted al final de mi página de discusión)--Lmbuga gl, pt, es: contacta comigo 00:55, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
By the occurred thing in this subject (especially the words of User:Mike.lifeguard), I have resigned. Thanks for your consideration--Lmbuga gl, pt, es: contacta comigo 02:30, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Lo siento, usted siente que debe salir, doblemente por lo que si mis palabras causado esto. Usted puede solicitar la eliminación de sus derechos en m:SRP.
I am sorry you feel you must leave, doubly so if my words caused this. You can request removal of your rights at m:SRP.
 — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 03:45, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
A user (and administrator) less thanks to your sensitivity. The important thing is the IPS--193.153.96.186 04:24, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Is this all happening because of a two hour block on an IP that was promptly reverted when the error was pointed out? Patrícia msg 11:37, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
One of the few administrators that really cares about the mess in the Spanish province and city/village/municipalities categories. I noticed that Spain is a rough country to work at, and practically the only place where I ever made blocks because people attempt as anonymous user to revert things behind your back in stead of discussing it properly. Ok, he is stubbern, but you need that to survive there and make some progress. Any suggestion to repair the damage ? --Foroa (talk) 13:43, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
I don't really know what's going on. If that's the reason Lmbuga is leaving then he has misunderstood me, which upsets me greatly. I did not (and do not) want him to give up the admin tools, I was simply asking for clarification. All the blocks mentioned have either expired long ago, or have been removed. If any problem still remains, I am unaware of it. However, Kylu seemed to think that Lmbuga was leaving for personal reasons, merely expedited by this episode.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 13:45, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Lmbuga has done excelent work as an editor and as an administrator. I find excessive his decission of leaving, and I am convinced that honest dialogue is the main key for solving (almost) any problem between people. One of the problems in all this episode has been Lmbuga´s imposibility to communicate properly in English that led him to a feeling of defenselessness. I offer myself to translate anything you eventually would like to tell him, in order to make him reconsider his decission. Cheers!--Balbo (talk) 14:00, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Yes, it is times like this that I feel inadequate linguistically. If he is able to be contacted, my last message on this page is likely of interest, and would be worth translating for him. Thank you again for your services.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 14:03, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Thank you Balbo.
One might find it frustrating having difficulties in understanding discussions. I think it is even very much more frustrating if you don't feel that you have no way of expressing yourself. So whenever one feels that there could be a language and/or communication problem, we have to be twice as prudent with our actions and statements. --Foroa (talk) 14:29, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Just an bit of information I feel obliged to provide: I think Lmbuga is using the same "strategy" he did in the Galician wikipedia, where he made several "attempts" to resign every time he was questioned (e.g. by serious offence of accusations without any piece of evidence against other administrator). I am afraid here is using the same strategy: it seems to me a (childish?) way so as not move out of his position, it seems a request for waiver rather than for resignation, the strategy of "either you let me do whatever I decide to or I will resign". Should his resignation were formally requested, I would recommend its immediate acceptance.--maañón (talk) 11:01, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
I have written my last words here. I am sorry I have had this confrontation with you, but I think that you are not guilty. It must has been the circumstances that surrounded to me (or "surrounded me") --Lmbuga gl, pt, es: contacta comigo 20:03, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
Una vez más, lo siento usted siente que debe salir de casa. Espero que vuelva de nuevo después de una pausa. Mis mejores deseos.
Again, I'm sorry you feel you must leave. I hope you will come back again after a break. Best wishes.
 — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 20:19, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

Dear Mike.lifeguard. As an answer to the request of Lmbuga I translate the main intervention about your affair. I am afraid this is by now purely anecdotical because afterwards he said that he was going to block himself forever immediately. So now we don´t have where to interact. Sorry for not having had time this last two days to do more.

Cheers!.----Balbo (talk) 12:21, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

The real problem, (that for sure nobody understands).

The matter is that all this issue (the incorrect blocking that I made for two hours) was finished (enough clarified) before Mike. Lifeguard was involved. The behavior of the other users and mine was exquisite. I wouldn´t have had reason to ask them if they considered that my error was a reason for me to leave the administratorship. However, I preferred that transparency to be able to continue easily.

Mike-lifeguard reopened the topic. In addition he showed new data that favored my discredit and that involved that I should explain all again, make new clarifications. It was almost five o`clock in the morning and I had been working on Commons and Galipedia (although the work didn´t seem very productive, work of revision and control) from four o´clock p.m., with only two stops of no more than two hours each).

I had to explain that I din´d see his message of the 14 or 15 of November in my talk page because he didn´t write it at the end of the page (of maybe I just didn´t see it or I didn´t remember it). I had to explain that I have as a motto not to edit in case that I am waiting for an answer (unless I do it to give another answer).

I had to explain that, out of my 18.259 editions in Commons (even more in Galipedia) done in over two years, 2698 were done in user pages and almost all of thm intending to teach the rules, and they were made with lots of patience.

I had to explain that very few times I chose to block and that I don´t remember blocking anybody for longer than 3 days (although someone may have happened). I had to explain that it is the first time that I am told not to have attended a request in my user page. I had to explain that It is the first time (I guess) that I am wrong in a blocking. (I have made at least twice an error for the same reason. Mike.lifeguard has proved it when all the matter was clarified).

(I don´t criticize Mike.Lifeguard because of his behaviour or because of his thoughtlessness, he should have used the mail to contact me, as the affair was over. Seing the finished affair, his ego didn´t let him a rematch as I had the thoughtlessness of not having answered him, but it was originally his error, as he didn’t put the answer at the end of my talk page or the error was mine and his words passed unnoticed to me. Anyway, his attitude was too much for me.

I had to explain that opening the matter when it was already closed and pointing at a new error of mine is to give wings to those who hound me. I had to explain the cause of that feeling of being hounded. I had to explain that if we administrators must be careful with the users, we must be even much more with other administrators. I would have to explain the situation of weakness of the administrators. I should have to explain the situation of weakness of the administrators with a public real identity. I would have to explain that I couldn´t sleep tht night, (the reason of why I continued editing), that I had a headache for the lack of rest and I couldn´t go to work the next day. And that I am not in the mood of not sleeping of sleeping bad because of what happens in Commons or in Galipedia. I would have to explain that I am not in the mood for letting that what happens in Commons affects in my job.

I should have to explain that usually, and to be effective, as I have lots of work to be done, I do things too fast, and that because of this (I know that some people is waiting for my eventual errors to thrash me), every time I see a message in my talk page by heart beats fasters. I should have to explain that I am not God, that I don´t feel to be God, but that 2698 editions in user talk pages, in the way thy were made (extension, dedication...) I deserve that the warning may be done in private, specially when the matter Is finished and also is my behaviour in it.)

I can not be longer in Commons. I only would accept it if I could continue clean, I say, whith an impeccable history, without a history, free of past critics to reproach. I am tried of being scared. ¿What would happen in my next error, as I am convinced that ther will be other if I continue? ¿How long would I last in having new displeasures for trying to be more effective than what I am able to be?

I would have to explain all this in English. I cannot and all the dedication is not worthwhile, as I am nobody to change anything.

Good luck to everybody, including Mike.lifeguard. Lmbuga.

End of the translation --Balbo (talk) 12:20, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

Image:Semey Atomic monument.jpg

You deleted this image, but in comments to the photo in flickr the author gives a permission to use it with GNU-GDFL-2/0 -- Mheidegger (talk) 13:20, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Hmmm, they agreed to use CC-by-2.0 in the comments... but I don't think that looks informed at all - I would rather see them change the licensing for the image in Flickr itself, or email us, so we are sure they know what they are agreeing to. Feel free to ask on COM:UNDEL if you like.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 16:25, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Image:GraphiteReactor.jpg

You deleted the subject image with the edit summary "Copyright violation, see Commons:Licensing". This is a copyright-free image produced by an employee of the U.S. government. Did someone claim copyright to this image, or was the license record here incomplete? I was the original uploader on EN; someone else transferred the image to Commons some time ago, and I don't recall what information was recorded in the license record here. Other images by the same photographer (Ed Westcott) are still here, flagged with the {{PD-USGov}} or {{PD-USGov-DOE}} template, so it's not apparent why this one image was removed. --Orlady (talk) 15:07, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

This was done on contract, so it is not PD-USGov... "These documents may be freely distributed and used for non-commercial, scientific and educational purposes." per http://www.ornl.gov/ornlhome/disclaimers.shtml  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 16:22, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

COM:VP thread

Would you like me to move the COM:VP thread that you started here, or would you like to contine it on my talk page? Normally I'm not bothered about timely replys, but a time limit has been added to the Gryffindor de-admin debate and I would like to have some response from you before doing anything which might be taken as provocative.KTo288 (talk) 10:18, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

OTRS ticket missing

Hello,

It seems the OTRS ticket you mention in this diff has disappeared. See Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Julia Robinson 1975.jpg. Teofilo (talk) 09:54, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Done.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 14:36, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Weissmann

Hi! Could you please add any Weissmann-releated blocks to this page in feauture to gain a clear overview anytime? Thanks in advance, abf /talk to me/ 10:11, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

I think you got all of them listed there.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 19:04, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks

Thanks Man - Rockyobody (talk) 02:01, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Well since I'm starting over, I should let you know the two images that I had previously uploaded before the block, should be removed. But as you can see with my newer uploades, that will not happen again. - Rockyobody (talk) 02:09, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

✓ Done  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 02:42, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

IRC “consensus”

Initial message: IRC, posted by Mike.lifeguard (d · c).

"Consensus" isn't spelled I.R.C., and you destroy whatever credibility there is when making actions "per IRC" etc. Please use IRC for sanity-checking, but all substantive discussion, especially where controversial blocks are concerned, should take place on-wiki. Furthermore, blocking email and/or User talk editing is restricted to cases where those privileges are abused. I see that you have now changed the settings, but you should know that from the beginning.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 01:35, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Well, I guess my mistake was to use the word “consensus” for talking about IRC. As I just explained on the section dedicated to me, IRC was used as just a way to help myself closing the discussion, since I was reading on IRC that someone was about to block him, and I wanted to analyze the situation and take care of this. I was reticent to block email and user page editing, but I trusted 3 users over there and it didn't give the results we expected (which now seems obvious, thanks to your warning). Well, now I will know that I shall not involve myself in such situations any more, it's… stressing. Diti the penguin 01:58, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Thank you!

Hello, Mike.lifeguard. Thank you for supporting me in the request for adminship. Although it hasn't done successfully, I proud that twenty-nine trusted contributors -including you- voted for me. Thank you again for your trust.--OsamaK 14:13, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

Yes, you can see my recent comments to Eugene :(  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 18:11, 24 December 2008 (UTC)


Deletion of Hasidic Jewish couple photo

Hi, I am an editor on English wikipedia, you might recognize my username from the discussion on Orthodox Judaism. I'm curious to know what made the recent OTRS request more convincing than the one sent in February regarding the same photo. On the earlier one, it was decided not to delete the photo -- apparently because it seemed clear that the people who made the request were not the couple in question, but rather some other person who had a vendetta against the photographer. I know you won't be able to tell me details about the recent request, but are you confident that it was indeed more likely to be genuine than the previous one? It would after all be possible for anyone to send an email and claim to be them. thanks, Nomoskedasticity (talk) 16:52, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

File:Palestine by Latuff by Latuff2.jpg

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File:Palestine by Latuff by Latuff2.jpg

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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.
In all cases, please do not take the deletion request personally. It is never intended as such. Thank you!


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--Drork (talk) 19:09, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks

For taking care of the Orthodox Judaism couple - I was coming here to IFD it myself. --David Shankbone (talk) 22:26, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

No problem. On the whole, I don't think it's much of a loss, despite being a fine image.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 16:50, 26 December 2008 (UTC)
Well, we have very few photos of Orthodox women. It's a little glaring when you go to the Orthodox Judaism articles. And there is no religious superstition behind us not having any. But otherwise, not a big deal. Apparently the woman's brother, a rabbi, was trying to get in touch with me for a few weeks. And he was. But he kept writing these one sentence e-mails that said "I want you to contact me about a photograph of yours" then his contact info. For, like, weeks I'd get one every four days or so. I kind of get some strange cranks, so I ignored them. Finally, he said he wanted to buy' a photo. And then I responded on 25 Dec that that photography is free and not for sale. Then he said, "Oh, actually...my sister..." I was like, Why didn't you just say so?! I apologized, and told him I get some strange e-mails, which is why I didn't respond since I didn't know why I was supposed to contact him. --David Shankbone (talk) 03:48, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/PD Israel images (Senemmar)

I came across Commons:Deletion requests/PD Israel images (Senemmar) from October. Has this been delayed for some reason? Chesdovi (talk) 21:53, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

What's needed there is comments. I don't know enough and don't have time to research - otherwise I'd handle it now.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 01:00, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Scope

Hello,

I was reading a respond from you on a undeletion reqeust and it opened my eyes. link.

I don't do a lot of work on non wikipedia projects so my view of the scope is relitive small. Next time when I nominate something for out of Scope deletion I will keep your message in mind will look for more possible ways to use it than only Wikipedia.

And I will try to be more active on other projects.

See ya, Abigor talk 21:19, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

I was rather uncomfortable admitting my error in judgement, and understandably so, I think. I'm glad my statements have made an impression on someone.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 02:01, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

Protection of User:Flominator/Flinfo/Preview

Hi there.

Unfortunately, if User:Flominator/Flinfo/Preview is protected against re-creation, any non-sysop user who uses User:Flominator's Flinfo will be unable to use the tool's "Preview" feature. Instead of generating a page preview for the image description generated by Flinfo, a normal user will just get the permission error saying they cannot edit the page. I know that User:Kanonkas tried testing it with the protection on,[1] and I did recently as well.

Although step 4 of User:Flominator/Flinfo specifically instructs users to not save the page, some do anyway. So unless you ask User:Flominator to change the Flinfo tool, the only thing we can basically do without breaking it is to put User:Flominator/Flinfo/Preview on our watchlists and blank/delete the page when needed.

Cheers. Zzyzx11 (talk) 09:00, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

AFAICT, any user can still preview the page. Indeed, I just tested that logged out. I don't think protection will have any adverse effects.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 16:45, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
If I'm wrong, alternatives include protecting the page while blanked (which will probably not work, since you get view source in that case) or the tool can get the api to parse it.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 16:46, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

:D

;D Brynn (talk!) 05:05, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Whatdidido?  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 05:09, 3 January 2009 (UTC)
Nuttin'. I just haven't talked to you in like...approximately forever so thought I'd give you a random smile. So, :D Brynn (talk!) 16:58, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images

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Hello, Mike.lifeguard!

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:

Uploadwizard-categories.png

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]]
[[Category:Comets]]

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 (talk) 06:04, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

tl|Painting

Thanks for removing "editprotected". I rather had left it to possibly attract traffic for talk - I think it could/should be done more than just some little more edit, but such should not be done without discussion. As I'm going to be 99% into Van Gogh for still quite a while, tl|Painting by itself is "very secondary" and I can wait. If you however have an idea whom I might ask to contribute to talk on my ideas on thisone, please drop a note here. Thanks, [w.] 06:01, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Learning Commons rules

Hi Mike.lifeguard, May I please ask you to help me to learn more what is OK and what is not OK on Commons? For example is this OK? Thank you for your time.--Mbz1 (talk) 03:21, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

I don't know what the wider community might think about that. I'm not sure I see any major issue - contributors are allowed some latitude with respect to the content of their userpages, provided it's not inappropriately promotional or divisive, I think. That userbox is a clear statement of a clear political position - whether one agrees with it or not. However, I don't think it furthers the smooth functioning of Commons.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 05:26, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for response. I found Userbox guidelines on English Wikipedia. It clerly states: "Wikipedia is not an appropriate place for propaganda, advocacy, or recruitment of any kind, commercial, political, religious, or otherwise, opinion pieces on current affairs or politics, self-promotion, or advertising." I am not sure why Commons should be any different.
I'd like to ask you a favor please. We've already discussed and agreed that the image File:No Israel.svg should not belong to category Flags of Israel. It should not be in category SVG flags - Israel either . The image is not a Flag of Israel and should be removed from category SVG flags - Israel. May I please ask you to remove this category? Thank you for your time.--Mbz1 (talk) 15:10, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
Fixed the No Israel one, certainly should not be in that cat. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 15:17, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Thank you, Herby!--Mbz1 (talk) 17:25, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Indeed, we have that other category for such things. Thanks, Herby.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 17:14, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Thank you, Mike.lifeguard.--Mbz1 (talk) 17:25, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

File:Wangou.jpg

Hi Mike.lifeguard, this image was deleted due to copyright violation and had been recreated by original uploader. Would you please delete it and protect it from being created again if possible? Thanks.--Wcam (talk) 12:24, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Update:image deleted and user blocked by User:Herbythyme. --Wcam (talk) 13:47, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the info  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 17:15, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Hi. This image was recreated again by a different user, probably a sockpuppet.--Wcam (talk) 15:09, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Deleted, protected & blocked.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 18:20, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

File:I hate your edits.JPG

This made me laugh. Thanks for uploading it. Adambro (talk) 20:53, 8 January 2009 (UTC)

Hi Mike.lifeguard,

It is exactly what I was trying to do. I posted comment in order of "improving the image description". Don't you think that Commons are becoming more and more censored, if one cannot even post a comment on the image discussion page? So, let me please say to you: I hate your edits, but I do like your image :=) Thank you.--Mbz1 (talk) 15:27, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

No, your comments were not about improving the image description page at all, and you were warned to stop once already. Commons is not a forum & talk pages are not for soapboxing.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 18:20, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
Cannot agree with your assessment. Here's for example a discussion page of my image. As you see nobody is talking about improving image description. People are simly discussing the image. Here's one more sample, where you yourself took a part in the discussion, which was not about "improving the image description" (there's nothing to improve, I am afraid). Would you go ahead and delete those two discussion pages too? The initial message I posted was only about the name of the image. After all it was the first name of latuff caricature I really liked. May I please ask you to point me out the Commons rules, which are described how an image discussion page should be used and how it should not? Until then I believe that my freedom of speech was violated. Thank you for your time.--Mbz1 (talk) 19:00, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
Hum - if we are not "soapboxing" then the Latuff stuff & other material really should be destroyed - it is one hell of a soapbox. We either have freedom of speech or we don't - if we do, we are not selective about who enjoys it. I do feel rather strongly about that. --Herby talk thyme 19:11, 9 January 2009 (UTC)
There is a difference between Commons' content. Mbz1 is welcome to use the talk pages for their intended purpose. That's not what they were doing in this case.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 20:06, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

Infraction aux droits d'auteur

Bonjour,

Vous avez laissé un message sur ma page de discussion à l'effet que beaucoup de mes images étaient en violation des droits d'auteur.

Je crois que les images ciblées sont celles ayant un rapport avec Al-Shifa:

  • Tomohawk engines.jpg
  • Building destroyed al-shifa.jpg

Or, il se trouve que je possède bel et bien les droits d'auteurs sur ces photos. Elles ont été prises par un ami qui était en mission militaire au Soudan. Elles ont aussi été publiée sur cette page qui est sur mon site:

Pourquoi a-t-il fallu, a 2 reprises, que ces images soient retirées de wikimedia?

Dirac (talk) 18:47, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

CC-BY-NC-ND is not acceptable on Commons. // CC-BY-NC-ND n'est pas permis ici.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 20:10, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

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Hello, Mike.lifeguard!

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:

Uploadwizard-categories.png

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]]
[[Category:Comets]]

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 (talk) 06:05, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

Hi, Mike.lifeguard

Here's your edit: "Drork, it's not clear who you're addressing. I don't see anyone who has been inappropriately promoting this artist's works or protecting related pages inappropriately either. Thanks for your clarification. — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 12:57, 5 January 2009 (UTC)". Here's Liftarn's edit. May I please ask you, if you still don't see anyone who has been inappropriately promoting this artist's works or maybe you just do not want to see it? Thank you for your time.--Mbz1 (talk) 22:18, 15 January 2009 (UTC)

Could you help please?

Hi Mike.lifeguard, May I please ask you, if it is possible to remove from the history the other version of this image File:Demonstrations in san francisco about hamas Israel conflict 1-10-9.jpg that was uploaded over my image by User:Tariqabjotu? I would also like to ask you to remove from from history hate speech vandalism by user:Markmadoff.Thank you for your time.--Mbz1 (talk) 10:23, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

Cleaned your userpage. I don't think anything needs to be done with that image.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 19:53, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I crossed my first request out, but with my userpage may I please ask you to clean up everything before 01:51, 5 January 2009 ? Thank you for your time. (I hope it does not take lots of your time)--Mbz1 (talk) 20:04, 11 January 2009 (UTC)
Oh, sure.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 00:19, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
Thank you very much!--Mbz1 (talk) 01:48, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

File:ETFD.png

Hi there, could you please restore this file? I uploaded it locally at En:Wikipedia and it looks like somebody messed up the transfer. The file was from here, the images from which are in the public domain, as explained here. All the best TimVickers (talk) 17:07, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

✓ Done — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 17:48, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

File:Courthouse-PascoWashington.JPG

Hi Mike, I see you've deleted this image. I've transferred it from en:WP (so now it's deleted both on commons and on :EN). So kinda looks like the same thing with TimVickers. I guess I missed when it was tagged with "unknown" so I now I was really surprised when it got deleted. Can you specify what was wrong about it? Regards, --X-Weinzar (talk) 17:36, 13 January 2009 (UTC)

✓ Restored - the author wasn't specified.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 17:50, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
And still isn't - I have no info on the image, so please fix it so it doesn't get deleted again.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 17:50, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
I'm not sure whether I got it or not. Is the problem that we can't be sure from the license tags that the uploader really is the same as the author? I'd think the user was just confused because of all of the license tags available. So he used PD-Author (which appears to be the issue, if I got this correct[?]) without specifying an author but he also used PD-release stating I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. Unfortunately, he seems to be inactive since 2006. I could try and send him an email but that's about it then. So basically I'm not sure whether I got the issue correct so please let me know or explain it to me. Also, you probably have more suggestions what could be done. Thank you, --X-Weinzar (talk) 20:28, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
If I could see the deleted page on enwiki, I might be able to help. You should ask someone to investigate the sourcing there. I'll poke someone if I get a chance.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 21:19, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
As I don't know any admins on EN, I would greatly appreciate it if you could help me on this. If the picture can't be kept at Commons, it should at least be restored at EN if that's possible (?) Otherwise I will never transfer pictures again if there's just the slightest hint that something may be wrong. Currently, the image is deleted at EN and in danger of being deleted at Commons so that's about the worst outcome of a file transfer that I can imagine ;-) Regards, --X-Weinzar (talk) 09:36, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
✓ Fixed  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 14:55, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
Thank you! --X-Weinzar (talk) 19:08, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Picture Tobylive3.jpg

Hey Mike,

first excuse my bad english. I'm from Germany. You delete my picture. This was my fifth attempt to upload a picture of this artist. Every try has been deleted. I have the permission of the artist, his management (sent per E-Mail to commons) and of the fotographer. So, please, can you say me, what i have to do to upload this picture? Please try to explain it to me and dont give me any links..i won't understand the permission-rules. Please, give me 5 minutes of your time and give me a instruction!! Thanks a lot.

Erki1

I didn't see {{OTRSpending}} previously. I've undeleted the file & will look for the ticket shortly.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 19:59, 14 January 2009 (UTC)
ticket:2008111810013426 is in German, but mentions only text - not images.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 20:18, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

what does this mean? thank u for time spending...

I'll translate and give advice (maybe you could direct him to some German admin with OTRS acces for easier communication anyways [?]) Nunja, zunächst hat er den Baustein von wegen Email übersehen gehabt und das Bild irrtümlich gelöscht. Nun ist es wiederhergestellt und er hat sich die Email angeschaut. Dort soll aber angeblich nur von einer Textfreigabe die Rede sein, nicht aber von dem fraglichen Bild. (Allerdings scheint er selbst kein Deutsch zu sprechen.) Checkt nochmal eure Email, ob ihr tatsächlich das Bild (und zwar Tobylive3.jpg) erwähnt habt oder nicht. Wenn nein, dann müsst ihr halt nochmal ne Mail schreiben. Gruß --X-Weinzar (talk) 12:15, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
Hello Mike, there is another OTRS-Ticket in which the right-owner gave the permission for using the pictures File:TobiasMann.jpg, File:Manntra.jpg and File:Mann sieht sich.jpg, but they wrote for using in wikipedia and you know, that's not enough. So I asked them to give us a useful license (either our suggestion cc-by-sa/3.0/de/ or any other on this list). Till this day no answere. The picture File:Tobylive3.jpg isn't to find in the OTRS. greetings -- Ra'ike T C 22:31, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. I've re-deleted that image & these should only be undeleted after we have appropriate permission via OTRS. As of right now, we do not.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 22:32, 15 January 2009 (UTC)