User talk:PumpkinSky

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, PumpkinSky!

-- 14:47, 9 July 2011 (UTC)



  • Dual Release: "self|GFDL|Cc-by-sa-3.0-migrated"
  • OTRS processed "PermissionOTRS|id=################"
  • OTRS received but not sufficient "OTRS received|id=###|year=yyyy|month=month spelled|day=dd"
  • OTRS issue "OTRS-talk|issue=tell what the issue is|otrs=###|discuss=no""
  • OTRS text releases for EN Wiki:
    • Can be PD or CC-BY-SA (with dual-licensing encouraged)
    • Use "ConfirmationOTRS" on article's talk page, which has documentation on EN Wiki at Template:ConfirmationOTRS
    • Use the script on EN Wiki at User:Rjd0060/OTRS-Text.js to make this easier
    • Such permission emails often come in response to articles which have been blanked with "copyvio" tags which you can just remove/revert once we've got permission, or articles which have been speedily deleted and any admin ought to restore it for you once you tell them we've got usable OTRS permission. For articles that have already been deleted, it's worthwhile checking first to see if it was deleted under A7 or G11 in addition to G12. In that case you can skip checking the rest of their release entirely and just tell them that it's been deleted for other reasons (the "Deleted after permissions granted" template).

To document approval/release of images, send to (as appropriate),; or The email must clearly identify:

  • The name and email address of the person (or organization) who authored and owns the copyright to the image
  • The permission given (preferably licensed under the GFDL, a free CC, or released into the public domain, though any "free" license is acceptable)
  • The URL where the image has been uploaded
  • If you have OTRS pending on commons, use: this template
  • to get a quicker repsonse, contact an OTRS person you know directly

See also:

  • BLP and quality issues - send to

1) OTRS commons image tag format "PermissionOTRS|ticket="

2) on the ticket there is a dropdown under Compose and it has an en-commons-image thank you


Test of newsig[edit]

test one PumpkinSky talk 23:28, 10 July 2011 (UTC)

TUSC token d03ef65871b200825af379271a4e375d[edit]

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!


Nyttend (talk) 19:08, 27 November 2011 (UTC)


Nice shot. Is it yours? (nope, not a robbery here... ;) Hurricanefan25 (talk) 00:54, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Thank you. Yes, I took the photo in sunlight out on my deck with my camera and I own the Yogo. How did you come across this image? PumpkinSky talk 01:12, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
The talk page for the Yogo sapphire article, of course :) Hurricanefan25 (talk) 19:35, 20 January 2012 (UTC)


Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:JakeHoover1894.png 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.

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.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!

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Stefan4 (talk) 20:41, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

Watch my edits[edit]

Hey again. Since I'm a bit wet around the ears here at commons, it would be great if you could check my edits from time to time. I've primarily been taking place in deletion discussions and would like to make sure my comments are in accordance with policy. Right now my contribs page is filled with some AWB edits, but you can see some of my comments starting hereRyan Vesey Review me! 21:53, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

Sure. PumpkinSky talk 21:56, 31 July 2012 (UTC)


I'm a little curious and mystified about something... you added the OTRS permission to my upload of the Pete Morawski images. For example - here. Thank you for that... but I'm seeing a tag of "OTRS permission added by non-OTRS member" besides your edit in my watchlist. From what I can tell you are a member of OTRS, so why is that tag present?? Tabercil (talk) 04:48, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

See Commons:Bureaucrats'_noticeboard#Renewed_OTRS_access and Commons:User_access_levels#OTRS_members, which I just updated. PumpkinSky talk 10:29, 15 September 2012 (UTC)
I now have the OTRS flag. PumpkinSky talk 21:51, 15 September 2012 (UTC)


Hi Pumpkinsky. You reviewed File:1812Longboats-Wiki.JPG under Ticket#:2012092810000168, but you didn't give any explanation or feedback. The ticket still open. What happened? Regards.+PrinceWilly 17:06, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

Looks like I forgot to close it. Closed now. Thanks. PumpkinSky talk 22:00, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi PumpkinSky[edit]

I am wondering, is it easy to split a file history for, say, Akhal Teke Stallion ? I can just re-upload, however I think someone did something called a 'split' on Whambo.jpg or one of that series, I can't recall. Is there a doc page for splitting ?

If it is easy straightforward and proper, who does it, and would you mind ? I wanted to spruce up the guide for watermarked images with some before and after shots so that people don't get so worked up about the issue. With new free software, it becomes more trivial by the day. Penyulap 04:09, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi. I haven't done a history merge in years and I have not ever done a split. I'll ask around for instructions. PumpkinSky talk 11:30, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
Oh ok, well I'll be sure to watch. Not sure if it needs tools but I guess it would. Penyulap 11:56, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
Commons:History merging and splitting but in this case I think deleting the original upload will work just as well. Please list the files names of ones needed here. PumpkinSky talk 12:42, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
wow, looking at that, it looks like I was directed to it before, for the whambo image. I totally forgot about that, and it looks like I was rude and didn't watch the page and answer the question if it looked ok, not good. Whambo is deleted at the moment, no DR though, and I saw the meme of Putin riding the meteor again today on youtube 2 and a half minutes through this. Was trying to sketch a Russian satellite that just got smashed up about 1 or 2 days ago. Whoa, raving.
Well, it is just one example of each kind needed really, for the watermark page, there are so many kinds of watermarks, and different things to do in each case, that page is all text and no images at the moment. No idea if a visual guide would be accepted, though it is a fast and obvious way to explain watermarks to people. I envision a table with Vincent Van Gogh's signature and 'don't delete' at the top and an orange flouro datestamp at the bottom saying 'always remove' and various kinds in between, and the existing but updated guide to removal, and a two line description of the gFX lab.

Akhal Teke Stallion
File:'73 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback (Hudson).JPG
File:BB 17000 à Paris-Nord.jpg
File:Akhal Teke Stallion - Gaman (2849815708).jpg
Penyulap 13:51, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Did the first four. Since there is no reason to keep the original ones, I deleted them and left the good copies under the original name.PumpkinSky talk 14:25, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
argh! (PANIC) actually, I was hoping for before and after shots, for the watermarks page. So that there is 'here's the watermark' and 'presto it's gone' sort of thing comic strip informative visual guide thingy. Penyulap 14:33, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
I'm taking a rest now, I'll try to explain later on. Penyulap 14:42, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
Oh, sorry. I just restored the deleted versions. I'll have to get to the splitting later, hopefully today. PumpkinSky talk 14:50, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
History split done. The versions with watermarks have "+w" at the end of the file name.PumpkinSky talk 14:51, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
Brilliant !!! I could have done better myself....(mumble) well, if I had the tools, and know-how, and time and talent actually, come to think of it, I'm basically goofy so I couldn't, GLAD that you did though. Thank you. Penyulap 15:04, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
No problem. PumpkinSky talk 15:51, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi Pumpkinsky, would you please exterminate the three broken images with 'Temple of Vesta - Hearth' in the name ? I uploaded them myself in response to a GFX lab request, they are apparently too large to flow across this Internet connection properly at present. I'll do them when they frustrate me less later on, and when I find a solution. Penyulap 05:03, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

done PumpkinSky talk 21:59, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
thanks ! Penyulap 01:40, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi PumpkinSky, there is a new user who has done a really good job writing a biography on their relative, she wrote it using her userpage as a sandbox at User:Шуйская and would like an extra set of eyes to look over it for ideas on what to do next I think, if you have a few moments to spare, the editor seems quite nice, smart and dedicated. Penyulap 16:15, 29 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi. It's got potential, but there are several issues: it's on commons which is not for articles, format is all wrong--such as one line paragraphs and all caps, some paragraphs are just lists, needs more refs, etc. For a first shot it's good. PumpkinSky talk 20:52, 29 April 2013 (UTC)
Thank you PumpkinSky, I'll pass it on, and I agree, they are quite surprising for a newbie :) she worked out a problem with getting the references to work which had me and INC stumped, all by herself. Penyulap 03:31, 30 April 2013 (UTC)


Hi. Many thanks for your comment here. I think you may have mis-stated, slightly, what you meant to say in your last sentence, however, and may wish to glance at it to see if you want to re-word it for clarity. Best.--Epeefleche (talk) 18:18, 12 May 2013 (UTC)


2013-06-12T17:30:28 PumpkinSky (Talk | contribs | block) changed group membership for User:BrandonBigheart from (none) to rollbacker, confirmed user and file mover (per request, trusted user)

This is suprising, especially considering this user's contributions to Commons to date, and the fact that they haven't requested these rights at Commons:Requests for rights. Would you mind explaining what were the reasons for you granting them? Thanks, odder (talk) 22:12, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

It's over on en wiki on RHM22's page. BBH won't be problem. PumpkinSky talk 22:19, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
What or who is an RHM22? russavia (talk) 22:20, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
And why are people requesting additional user rights for their Commons accounts on the English Wikipedia? odder (talk) 22:25, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
(Edit conflict) I'm sorry, I'm not an English Wikipedia regular, so I'd really like to see some links first. odder (talk) 22:21, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
If you guys want my head on a platter for this, take it. PumpkinSky talk 22:27, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, appreciate it. odder (talk) 22:49, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
I'd be grateful if you'd restore them. The link to the discussion is:here. I don't want to lose him. He is a good guy and he has uploaded some fabulous coins. He obviously knows his way around a camera and the software and is able to figure out what he doesn't know. I think it's appropriate.--Wehwalt (talk) 23:12, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
For the record, Odder removed all of BBH's rights BEFORE he ever posted here "22:08 . . Odder (talk | contribs | block) changed group membership for User:BrandonBigheart from file mover and rollbacker to (none) ‎(NO WAI)" PumpkinSky talk 23:17, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
Still, I ask this: DId he use them inappropriately?--Wehwalt (talk) 23:20, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
AFAIK, BBH has never done anything inappropriate. PumpkinSky talk 23:22, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
There is a procedure for requesting additional user rights on Commons—please follow it. odder (talk) 23:52, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
And you're supposed to inquire then shoot, not shoot then ask, please follow it. PumpkinSky talk 23:53, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
And you're supposed to follow the policy, not ignore it and only read it afterwards, so please do follow it. odder (talk) 23:54, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
You also failed to notify the user. You have no room to talk. PumpkinSky talk 23:56, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
If you're not seeing what you did wrong here, then I'm not going to tell you that. odder (talk) 23:58, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
Oh I do, but you don't see what you did wrong, twice, so until you come down off your sanctimonious holier-than-thou mansion, stifle and stop trying to deflect this away from you. PumpkinSky talk 00:00, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
And let this be the end of our discussion. odder (talk) 00:01, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
Do we really need to be so strict when granting BrandonBigheart these rights doesn't hurt anyone or harm Commons? enwiki has principles such as "Ignore all rules", "Be bold", and "Common sense". Commons and Odder should loosen up. Granting BrandonBigheart these rights hasn't and probably won't cause damage. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 02:01, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
Odder isn't a stranger to "shooting first; ask questions later". --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 01:50, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

No one alerted BrandonBigheart to this dispute or to the removal of his or her additional rights, so I alerted him or her myself. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 01:56, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

I wake up to find the sky is all purple and there are people running everywhere, if it weren't for my destruction you know I wouldn't even care..
Giving PumpkinSky the opportunity to reverse the mistake would have been a proper thing to do. If you're going to go fix something yourself then you don't get to create such a big fuss, and there is no right to be rude everyone !!
now can we all get back to doing something close to nothing. Penyulap 03:40, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
Wow, a lot of huff here. Odder, if you'd like my full curriculum vita I can send it your way. I am a professional medical researcher, with more than 50 peer reviewed publications. I happen to have a professional numismatic photography business on the side, and I thought it might be nice to improve some of the images for numismatic articles as I have time. Yes, it is true, I am not here 8 hours a day making edits and poking around in the Wiki-space. I found that the mover rights improved my ability to rename files, and move things around linking to numismatic articles on both and others (efficiency is a plus). If you look carefully through all of my edits/contributions, they are detail oriented, and have never been "caustic" or destructive. I don't mean to toot my own horn here, but it's not like you are granting me keys to your new Mercedes to take for a spin. Whatever the "community" decides is fine with me, but my goodness I didn't know the politics and bureaucracy bled into this realm. I always thought of wiki as a Utopia shielded from such drama... --BrandonBigheart (talk) 15:30, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
I don't care what you do, who you are, and how much time you spend on Commons (why would I? what users do in their real lives isn't really anything that should influence our decisions here). The Commons community adopted a policy on granting additional user rights to users, which was not followed in your case. I don't know you, so I can't have anything against you. As far as I see, your contributions to Commons are just fine, you uploaded a couple of valuable pictures here. But this doesn't change the fact that the policy has been adopted for a reason.
You only have about 50 edits here on Commons and additional 150 or so on the English Wikipedia. File mover rights on Commons are granted to users who have proven themselves to be knowledgeable about our policies, not those from other projects. I would suggest that you gather a little bit more experience here, and request those rights at Commons:Requests for rights if you feel like doing so. odder (talk) 15:53, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
One doesn't need thousands of edits or years of experience to understand Commons:File_renaming. The tables are easy to understand. We're talking about passing out the "move" button, not the "delete" button. Do we really create to create such a big deal over this? --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 16:00, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
And you are aware, Michael, are you not, that users with the file mover right can directly influence dozens of projects at the same time, in the same way that Commons administrators can do? As I said above, there exists a policy on granting this right to users, and it should be followed—especially in case of users who are new to this project. odder (talk) 16:03, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
I guess sarcasm doesn't convey over written media. I am aware of your "policy". If you were to follow the true trail of messages that were what prompted Pumpkin's initial user rights change, you would maybe better understand. Efficiency and logic (in my world) trump bureaucracy. But, if you are hell-bent on deeming yourself the "enforcer", so be it. I will continue to function as I have with my small contributions. The listed requirements of 1000 to 1500 posts to receive file mover rights is completely silly in my opinion. But, whatever. Now back to your regularly scheduled program. --BrandonBigheart (talk) 16:03, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
If you don't like the policy, you are free to propose its change—everyone is able to do that. odder (talk) 16:06, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
I realize we are all volunteers, and there are different things we are into, but gee whiz, to go through those given what are very limited rights and check to see if they are "qualified" does not seem to me to be a productive use of time.--Wehwalt (talk) 17:19, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
You also seem to have called me an idiot, so I'm not really that concerned about what you think. odder (talk) 17:21, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
I referred to idiots, here. So unless you're aware of a second candidate to join you, it was a generalized expression of frustration, and should be taken as such. In any event, I've stricken it.--Wehwalt (talk) 19:41, 18 June 2013 (UTC)
I've only been around here for a couple years, but Odder you are the first person I have encountered on the wiki that is a complete jerk. I'm not sure how you became an admin, but you're not winning any fans or helping the "project" in my opinion. If you are the "face" of what it means to be an administrator then that is quite scary. Seems your MO is to irk other people and put up bureaucratic road blocks. I guess it takes all kinds to make the world go round. Cheers. --BrandonBigheart (talk) 17:41, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Commons:Requests_and_votes/Odder – Did you know that Odder only had 202 edits under his or her belt when he nominated him- or herself for sysop rights? --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 19:22, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

(Edit conflict)x3 (cause I am so slow) looking at the page, it doesn't look complex. The idea Brandon doesn't already understand that moving files here effects other projects is absurd if people took the time to check what they are talking about by just having a look. I would speculate Brandon has put some of his earnings into a coin hobby/investment which is cool to escape the coming economic implosion, and has a lovely collection. What I can see is the expansion and repairs he's doing on another project has so impressed a few people they want to assist and encourage more of this good quality contribution. The filemover consensus was on the wrong project, but it's there along with the clear understanding of what the filenames should be, and how filenames here effect the other projects. The actual process of working out who should or shouldn't be able to move files seems more complex than simply a number of edits, if it were assigned after a set number of edits automatically that may be problematic with all things considered. It comes down to a judgement call. That's all that's been made here. exact same thing that is done on the request for rights page.
The only real omission is guessing that people would make such a huge fuss about it. Saying it's given on a number of contribs is not correct, possibly that weighs in more heavily as a factor on the request for rights page because it's a queue of strangers. The only part 'set in stone' is not the number of edits, but that it is a judgement call. Penyulap 18:06, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

This is gotten blown all out of proportion. I've created Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard#User_rights_of_User:BrandonBigheart to settle this. PumpkinSky talk 20:26, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you :PumpkinSky for bringing some common sense to this ridiculous place. I shall not be forgetting Commons; from now on, I shall be doing everything in my power to convince others from permitting images to be uploaded here. A place where deceitful admins create their own blocking rules, openly lie about warnings and promote a culture of bullying needs to be stamped on and closed down. I am very much afraid that the wrong person has been picked on this time; they will find that I am no push over. The desysop of JCB would be a good starting point to restore some confidence in the disreputable place, but even that will not deflect me. This will be my last edit on Commons, all future discussion on this disgraceful episode will take place loudly on Wikipedia, in order to prevent others being treated in this fashion. Giano (talk) 11:28, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Glad I could help out. I agree the situation you were in was ridiculous. PumpkinSky talk 13:35, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
Do you know anyone whose capable of oversighting this page [1]? Giano (talk) 16:31, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
There is a list of people on Commons with OS rights here. I'll ask one of them if you want or if you prefer you can ask them. PumpkinSky talk 21:49, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
Thank you kindly but it has already been attended to. I am beginning to think that perhaps my esteemed aunt needs to come and reside here and instill some law and order into the place. It seems to be lacking a certain je ne sais quoi. Giano (talk) 21:55, 3 February 2014 (UTC)
I think your esteemed aunt could do a lot of good on all wikis. EN WIKI has gotten so bad....don't even get me started on that one.PumpkinSky talk 22:00, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Could you check a couple of files for me?[edit]

I don't know the trick of checking Google images, but File:Moussaieff Red Diamond on Display 2014-02-26 14-07.jpg is present in various places on the internet and so are other gem images with captions in the same lettering, so it seems dubious to me that it was taken today by the uploader - or that the other gem image uploaded by the same user today, which I also find elsewhere online, was taken today. Maybe the file names are just misleading but I smell a copyvio rat. Yngvadottir (talk) 21:39, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Yep, it's all over and I'm guessing it came from here. Gems are VERY hard to photograph and that looks like a professional photography job. It's the only upload that user ever made. I'm deleting it. PumpkinSky talk 00:44, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
Did you miss the other one, File:Heart of Eternity Diamond on Display 2014-02-26 14-09.jpg? Or is that one ok? Yngvadottir (talk) 00:51, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
The reflections in both uploads matche preexisting online photos. Yep missed this one but got it now. PumpkinSky talk 01:09, 27 February 2014 (UTC)



Where can I find some people disappointed in English Wikipedia? Note that I don’t refer neither to guys proven to be incapable to work there, nor to those who opposed Wikipedia from its onset. Only actual contributors with years of experience and thousands of useful edits shall be counted.

By the way, I’m occasionally active here and would willingly help you with Russian language or other problems within my expertise. Regards, Incnis Mrsi (talk) 09:25, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Excellent question. There are thousands of them. The problem is knowing how to contact them after they've left en wiki. PumpkinSky talk 09:53, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
Some still have user pages up, sometimes with an email link. Sometimes the email link still goes to a valid email. On, there is a list at WP:QAI. Montanabw (talk) 18:42, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

User with problem re: image permissions[edit]

Hi - me again .... I'd like to alert you to User:Prathamprakash29 and ask you to keep an eye on his uploads. He uploads pictures for use at en:New R. S. J. Public School, claiming them as his own work, but they tend to lack EXIF data and one at least has definitely been a copyvio: en:File:Taekwondo classes at NRSJPS.jpg, deleted at least 3 times on en.wikipedia (twice by me) as copyvio of this shot in the picture gallery for a different school. He's uploaded that again now, this time on Commons, as File:Taekwondo classes at New R. S. J. Public School Senior Secondary.JPG. He's also had File:Top view of New R. S. J. Public School Senior Secondary.jpg deleted on both Commons and en.wikipedia previously as lacking permission, but it's on Commons again now, as File:Top view of New R. S. J. Public School Senior Secondary.JPG, this time with EXIF data. Of the other pictures currently in the article, File:Library of New R. S. J. Public School Senior Secondary.JPG has previously been deleted on en.wikipedia at least twice for lack of permission, as en:File:Library of NRSJPS.jpg, but this too now has EXIF data. The yoga picture - en:File:Yoga classes at NRSJPS.jpg - is hosted at en.wikipedia and has EXIF data, and I've never found it online elsewhere. The playground picture - File:Play ground of New R. S. J. Public School Senior Secondary.JPG - is new and has EXIF data; it's on Commons. The "top view" pic appears on one of the school's two websites and on its Facebook page (to which the user is a big contributor), and I have been wondering whether he in fact is one of the team producing one or both of those school websites, in which case they may well actually be photos he took. But in the past he has just not produced evidence that he owns the photos, and OTRS tickets have been closed after no satisfactory permission was received ... and the taekwando pic is problematic. So while I'm hoping he is in fact the photographer of the rest, I'd like a Commons admin to have a look at his uploads, including any others that may have been deleted on Commons without there being a notice on his talk page to alert me. Thanks. Yngvadottir (talk) 13:05, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

I've deleted 'Taekwondo classes at New R. S. J. Public School Senior Secondary.JPG'. If he does work for the school and took them for the school, the copyright would belong to the school. If he took them for himself, then he'd own the copyright. I've asked him to respond here. PumpkinSky talk 23:48, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Will anyone please tell me, what i should do to prove that these photos are taken by me.

Not uploading obvious copyviolations would be a good start. If you take photos for this place you don't own the copyright. If you take photos and they're put up on a website without giving you credit and/or stating the website owns them, then you upload them here, that's a problem. PumpkinSky talk 00:57, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
See his talk page. PumpkinSky talk 19:51, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
I took the photos, and uploaded it with exif data. But i don'y know who uploded the pic on

I think they might have got the pic from wikipedia. I have contacted them via email mentioned in their website, but i have received no response. What can i do now?--Prathamprakash29 (talk) 06:12, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

If the people from the other website won't respond, it's difficult to resolve. PumpkinSky talk 13:58, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Can you please contact the website with the phone and tell them to remove the photos...

No way I'm going to call a website in another country. Nor my own for that matter. It's your problem to deal with. PumpkinSky talk 19:02, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Valued Image Promotion[edit]

Pyrus pyrifolia (Raja) blossom.jpg
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Another user who may not understand copyright[edit]

I've left a note at User talk:Nvelho after seeing their recent uploads. Yngvadottir (talk) 21:06, 24 April 2014 (UTC)


Good day PumpkinSky, I was pointed here by Gerda Arendt, as I have a query (a harmless one, I hope). I see that you took the picture of and own a Yogo sapphire. I'm just interested to know how much does it cost, pray tell? :) Starship.paint (talk) 08:45, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Hi. Like any gem, quality, rarity, size, and cut are big factors. As the article on en wiki says, Yogos cost more than similar gems due to their rarity. Yogos over 1 carat are rather rare. A Yogo the size of the one you're talking about that is not mounted in a setting will cost several hundred US dollars. I deal with Montana Gem over the phone. These people are totally reliable and trustworthy. Thanks for the interest. PumpkinSky talk 10:17, 12 July 2014 (UTC)


Hi, are confirmed OTRS permission for this file. But there is still no valid license template in it. Could you pls have a second look. Thx. --JuTa 17:14, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Good catch. Sorry about that. The ticket specified a dual GFDL/CC3 license. I've added it to the image. PumpkinSky talk 21:26, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

Category:Washington, D.C.[edit]

--Evrik (talk) 21:38, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

De-adminship warning[edit]

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Dear PumpkinSky, I am writing to inform you that you are in danger of losing your adminship on Commons because of inactivity.

If you want to keep your adminship, you need both to sign at Commons:Administrators/Inactivity section/Aug-Sep 2015 within 30 days of today's date, and also to make at least five further admin actions in the following six months. Anyone who does not do so will automatically lose administrator rights.

You can read the de-admin policy at Commons:Administrators/De-adminship.

Thank you, odder (talk) 22:20, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I've signed and will get some actions done. PumpkinSky talk 11:07, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you !![edit]

User-invisible.svg Boooo !!!! We miss you!! We wish you were more active, please log in soon and help us with the backlog!!
I hope everything is going well with you! If you have some time, we are still shoveling out from backlogs all over! I hope you have a very happy Halloween and safe "time-change week". Ellin Beltz (talk) 16:03, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

PD files from en-Wiki to Commons[edit]

Hello PumpkinSky, I wonder if you would take a look at a couple of contested PD images I uploaded long ago to en-Wiki but never got around to transferring to Coammons: en:File:Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church.jpg and en:File:Walter Balderson with Emmy Award.gif, and their related discussions.

Knowing of your expertise in reviewing PD licensed images for Commons, your review and comments would be most appreciated! JGHowes talk - 03:27, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

For you and on Commons, sure. Hope you are well On the church on it should be "Template:PD-US-unpublished" because the author is unknown. I think the source is fine. On the guy with the award, since he's 5 minutes away, save yourself the hassle of wiki BS and just go take your own with him holding the award and let them delete the current one. This sort of BS is why I do NO en wiki work now and minimal Commons stuff, but you feel free anytime. PumpkinSky talk 04:25, 2 December 2015
Danke vielmals‎, R.
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Mit herzlichen Grüßen aus Florida!‎ JGHowes talk - 17:31, 15 December 2015 (UTC)