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Geograph DRs[edit]

Hi,

Geograph images are low quality, and there's any number of them that are not particularly useful. However, I'd suggest that in general a stronger rationale than "out of scope" is needed: Geograph is an educational project, with a number of criteria for inclusion. Therefore its likely that a Geograph image has an educational purpose, an indication as to why specific images are out of scope is helpful.

Also when you nominate images like File:Assycombe hut circle - geograph.org.uk - 1366996.jpg (a scheduled monument, so of "national importance"), it makes me wonder how thoroughly you are considered these requests. There's enough pictures of empty fields in the Geograph uploads, with no obvious subject beyond the location, which are less likely to have value than something with a clear subject.

Incidentally, one problematic area for Geograph is Category:Signs in the United Kingdom. I'd imagine there's copyvios galore in there.--Nilfanion (talk) 23:24, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

There are indeed. I just deleted 11 as copyvios and DRed another 5 without even looking at subcats. Love the "do not park your car in the toilets" one though. -mattbuck (Talk) 00:45, 13 July 2012 (UTC)
I'm slowly working my way through them. I think I'm swamping the DR page with ones which could be DM/ineligible. -mattbuck (Talk) 16:19, 13 July 2012 (UTC)
  • I've promised to stay away from them, because apparently I can't tell the difference between a random pile of stones and a UNSECO heritage site. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 17:51, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

comments from an editor who didn't bother to leave a section title[edit]

Sorry, I wasn't aware of the proper procedure for files tagged with incorrect licenses. (Jumping straight to "Do it again and I'll have you blocked for vandalism" seems a bit harsh...) Trivialist (talk) 01:07, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

RE: User:Foxj/copyvio.js[edit]

Done. foxj (talk) 01:44, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

FoP DR categories[edit]

Hi,

You would be interested by Category:FOP-related deletion requests and its recent generalized countries subcategories (in the past, only some countries had one, the most used being France ; for France FoP, there are subcategories, select the /pending one for new DRs.).

Thank you for your help to tag more precisely DRs. --Dereckson (talk) 21:42, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

Re: File:Dr. Christian Aichinger.jpg[edit]

Hi Nard the Bard. Please see Commons:OTRS/Noticeboard#File:Dr. Christian Aichinger.jpg. Kind regards, Trijnsteltalk 14:47, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

Thank you!![edit]

Just saw your photos on W:Kelo v. City of New London. Thank you! We need more people like you out there, taking photos of real stuff. Groupuscule (talk) 02:42, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

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Picture of the Year voting round 1 open[edit]

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File:Scallop Diagram.jpg[edit]

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Deleted content[edit]

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Hello Nard the Bard,

the following content you uploaded is not free and therefore has been or will soon be deleted:

File:Queen Victoria's signature.jpg

The Wikimedia Commons (this website) only hosts media files which can be used for any purpose, including:

  • use in any work, regardless of content
  • creation of derivative works
  • commercial use
  • free distribution

See Commons:Licensing for the copyright policy on Wikimedia Commons, and Commons:Image casebook for some specific examples. Some other Wikimedia projects have different licensing policies. For example, the English Wikipedia allows fair use of sounds and photographs. This is not the case on Wikimedia Commons; "fair use" materials are not acceptable here.

Please make sure that you only upload works you have created yourself, those which are out of copyright, or those for which you have the required permission for the work to be used in all the ways described above. Please note that derivative works of copyrighted material are also considered copyrighted. Again, please read through Commons:Licensing, which is quite crucial to understanding how Wikimedia Commons works. Thanks for your contribution, and please do leave me a message if you have further questions.

Yours sincerely, Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 21:30, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

File:Lyor Cohen-The Oddfather.jpg[edit]

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:Lyor Cohen-The Oddfather.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

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-mattbuck (Talk) 17:20, 27 October 2015 (UTC)