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I actively try to obtain permission to use material from interesting sites under the GFDL. Please read my user page to see wether a site is listed there.
In doubt, please leave me a message on my page at Thank you.

Hi. I have deleted the faulty heimlich image. Did you create these images? Nice work! -- Chris 73 23:49, 29 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Thank you very much ! As always, I'm impressed by the swiftness of the Wikipedia projects. :)
Yes I did draw the image, but I should have documented better first. :/ Hopefully the other ones should be more correct. Thanks again ! Rama 00:28, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)
I also added Image created by User:Rama to your images. GFDL gives credit to the creator. -- Chris 73 01:24, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Thank you very much, you are most helpful ! Rama 08:09, 30 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Fair use[edit]

Hi, I see you are uploading files whit the label "Fair use". Fair use is not a good licence on commons. The will be deleted. Walter 15:39, 17 Dec 2004 (UTC)

These pictures have now been deleted. Please do not upload fair use images here.--Eloquence 18:46, 17 Dec 2004 (UTC)
Now I understand why there images kept dispearing from the article. Sorry for the mistake and taking your time, and thank you for sorting this out ! Rama 07:52, 18 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Copyrighted images[edit]

Hello Rama, you´ve uploaded around 40 photos from as GFDL even though they are apparently copyrighted (marked with (c) and names of different authors). Such images will be deleted on the commons because doesn´t allow free distribution. What you did was not even fair use, it was a clear copyvio. So please stop uploading copyrighted images and pay attention to the information about licensing in the future. Thanx a lot and no offense. --:Bdk: 23:24, 2 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Deleted all these images now. You will find the filenames as an overview in Special:Log/delete. --:Bdk: 00:19, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Thank you very much. I had the specific autorisation from the authors of the photographs [1]. I suppose there is no way to easily retrieve the delected material now, of course ? I think I really need to put some more visible notice that comment should be made to my talk page on Wikipedia English, this might prevent some waste of time. Rama 19:43, 5 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Hello Rama, thanx for your reaction. It would be very good to include all the needed information in the image description page, so you still have to add the name of the author imo and more information about the authorization. I´ve seen that you´ve uploaded new images without the mistakable copyright line, this looks much better and commons-like :-) Perhaps a special template for these photos could also be useful. Otherwise it would be reasonable to offer an own and protected licence authorization page with proper information e.g. User:Rama/Authorization_for_netmarine.net_images (needs to exist as long as the photos are stored here) and link it from every photo. Anyway, it is better to store all the needed licence information in the description page itself ... Regards :Bdk: 20:29, 5 Jan 2005 (UTC)

I left my comment on your English talk page. --Ikiwaner 19:03, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Besides: It would be nice to know which languages you speak (write). Please insert some language templates on your user page. Thx --Ikiwaner 19:06, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Please don't hide your images[edit]

Hello - thank you for providing images to the wikimedia commons. Please keep in mind that images uploaded to the commons should be useful to all users of wikimedia projects - this is possible only if the images can be found by other people. To allow others to find the images you uploaded here, the images should be in some place that can be found by navigating the category structure. This means that you should either place the images on topic pages (galleries), or put the images directly into a category, or do both. Which of those possibilities is preferred is however a matter of debate, see here.

The important point is that the images should be placed in the general structure somewhere. There is a large number of completely unsorted images on the commons right now, see Commons:Really unused. If you would like to help to place some of those images where they can be found, please do! Thank you.

The above is a broiler-plate message I put on talk pages of people who do not categorizer their images. However, I would like to thank you especially for all the great drawings you provide to the commons and the wikipedias - they are really excelent! Probably some people will take offense in the sex pictures, but i like them. The First-aid pictures are excelent, too - some month ago I was looking hard for stuff like that on the wikipedias and did not find much... so, thanks again, but it would be even better if you would put those images on pages/categories, so they can be found by other users. For the sex-position drawings, i would suggest Category:Sex, for the first-aid-pictures, use Category:First Aid. Regards, -- Duesentrieb 17:00, 23 Jan 2005 (UTC)

That's under processing. For the Marine Nationale photographs, I'll also gradually add more complete informations as to whom is the author and such. Thanks for the suggestions of cathegories for the others ! Cheers ! Rama 20:47, 23 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Thanks! -- Duesentrieb 15:09, 25 Jan 2005 (UTC)


Seeing the impressive language tags on your page, I want to ask you to help with a translation. Would you be so kind as to create a french version of MediaWiki:Fileuploaded? That'S the message shown after a file has been uploaded, i changed it so it helps to avoid bad licenses and unsorted images. The translation is suposed to go to MediaWiki:Fileuploaded/fr, but i'm not sure if non-admins can create that page. If you can't, just post the treanslation to my talk page.

Thank you very much! -- Duesentrieb 15:09, 25 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Wow, that was quick! Thank you very much! -- Duesentrieb 16:13, 25 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Merci Rama ;-), j'ai mis le fichier à la bonne place. notafish }<';> 09:00, 27 Jan 2005 (UTC)


Hi Rama, Duesentrieb told me that you are some kind of genius in many Languages, Gegeours is uploading a lot of Images without giving a Source and a Licence. At least he reacted to the messages on his Talk page recently, but he seems to be speaking only french. Could you please tell him about copyright tags and the importance of giving a Source. Thanks. -guety 22:22, 25 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Thanks a million. -guety 01:18, 27 Jan 2005 (UTC)


Juste pour ton info, et parce qu'apparemment la CeCILL ne s'applique qu'aux logiciels, je te signale qu'il existe, dans le même esprit, une licence Creative Commons adaptée aux lois françaises, que tu peux utiliser avec le modèle : {{france-cc-by-sa-2.0}} voir par exemple une de mes photos qui à mon avis répond mieux à un produit "artistique". Voilou. notafish }<';> 09:04, 27 Jan 2005 (UTC)

French Navy[edit]

Hi, you've found really great photos. One thing: according to international classification, Georges Leygues (or F70?), Cassard, Suffren and Tourville classes are destroyers (letter D..., by the way). Therefore I've changed some of descriptions to "destroyers". Are they classified as frigates in French? By the way: is Georges Leygues divided into two sub-classes, as the have different superstructures? Pibwl 00:19, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)

..Right, I haven't noticed your message as I was writing :-) But calling them frigates in English text might confuse readers. Pibwl 00:22, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)

That ship behind Cassard won't be Jean Bart, but some F70 destroyer (Jean Bart is identical as Cassard, what confirms a beautiful photo Image:Suffren 3.jpg). As for La Motte Piquet - well, I just guessed looking at its superstructure and foremast on other photos... But to be honest, I don't know how a mast of Latouche-Treville look like. Pibwl 00:38, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Yes, I understand that... Actually my main concern is with keeping consistant with the translation. What about putting as a note the fact that they are internationally classified as destroyer, though the French classification is "frigate" (perhaps I'll try to check that out with Navy officers too...) ?
Intersting question about the superstructures :p I know that the Montcalm has been modernised in 2000: the air sentry radar switched from DRBV51 to a air/surface sentry DRBV15; also, there was a massive improvement in the air defence capabilities, notably an observatory for visual air observation (upon the bridge), short-range air missiles, and replacement of the 20mm cannons by 30mm.
From the photographs, a possible explaination would be that the Dupleix [2], the Jean de Vienne [3], the Montcalm[4] and the Georges Leygues[5] have already had these modification, while the Primauguet [6], La Motte-Picquet [7] and the Latouche Tréville [8] have not (yet (? (the photographs are several year old :p))).
I am quite positive about the identification of Jean Bart, but I cheated, since I had other photographs ! ;) Have a look at Image:Foudre.jpg and Image:Cassard-Jean_Bart2.jpg. Actually the trickiest to identify was the Dupleix :p
Cheers ! Rama 01:10, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)
UPDATE Of course you're right, I mistagged my pictures ! shame shame shame ! D643 is the Jean de Vienne, of course ! :p Silly me ! ^^;;
..But I'm amazed, how did you manage to tell apart Jean de Vienne, Montcalm and Dupleix?!
What do you say about such compromise descriptions: Image:Motte-Picquet-Profil.jpg?
BTW, I wrote in English La Motte-Piquet, because it seems "La" is a part of name.
BTW2: I think, that Image:FS Etoile.jpg is a (beautiful) schooner, not brig? Pibwl 20:45, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Well, hull numbers, of course ! Perhaps I've forgotten to upload all the photographs which allowed me to identify the Montcalm and Dupleix; Jean de Vienne is quite clear from Image:Foudre.jpg. I'll make sure I upload the other photographs. I Also, Netmarine has lots of useful information; for instance, I knew from [9] that the F70 type frigates based in Toulon were La Motte Picquet, Jean de Vienne, Montcalm and Dupleix, this also helped.
Yes, I'm very happy with what you wrote in Image:Motte-Picquet-Profil.jpg. Actually I was just a little bit nervous for the translation thing, sorry for being tedious ! :p
Yes that's right, La Motte Picquet is named after Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte; so his nobility name was indeed "La Motte", and "Picquet" is his family name.
As for the schooner/brig, you probably know better than me. The French word is goélette, but I've not really managed to find the correct translation into English. Feel free to correct ! Cheers ! Rama 10:38, 2 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Source of Image:MilChapPope.jpg[edit]

Hi, could you provide a source URL for Image:MilChapPope.jpg? Thanks. --Baikonur 09:33, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I took it from the English Wikipedia, I'll make some inquieries there and let youu know. Cheers ! Rama 10:53, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)

en:User:Husnock, who originally posted the image, says (see en:User_talk:Husnock#Military_Pope_Image):

That image was e-mailed to me by a Lieutenant Chaplain in the U.S. Naval Reserve. For obvious privacy reasons, I cannot post his personal e-mail address on Wikipedia for interested parties to contact him as to where he got in from. However, he stated in the e-mail it was released by the Chief of Chaplains office in Wasington, DC. I imagine the photo was cropped from some other source, but it is verified, by me, as coming from the U.S. Navy since it was a account on which I recieved it.

I hope that this is sufficient. Rama 22:44, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Teddy Bear[edit]

Where has Teddy Bear gone in Image:Missionary Sex Position.png? 11:05, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Here [10]. See [11] and [12] for lots of fun ! :) Rama 15:26, 26 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Moving images[edit]

Hi, when you transfer images from german Wikipedia to WikiCommons, please remember to also add who uploaded the image there and when. Image:A380 Reveal 2.jpg also has a description, name of photographer and a date. Thuresson 07:22, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Human Body[edit]

Hi - as I know you for your great drawings, I'll ask you: there has been a request on the german Wikipedia for simple blank drawings of the human body (see de:Wikipedia:Ich_brauche_Hilfe#Linienzeichnung menschlicher Körper) that could be used as a template for illustrating anatomy articles. It should look something like Image:Human.png, but in a more neutral position, separate for male and femal, and the backside would be good too. If you would do this, please drop a note in the german wikipedia.

Oh, by the way: would you consider to dual-license your images with CC-by-sa? This would make reusing your pictures outside the wikipedia easier. Thanks! -- Duesentrieb 09:44, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I have tried to find de:Wikipedia:Ich_brauche_Hilfe#Linienzeichnung menschlicher Körper but I am afraid that the topic is since gone. In any case, I will do that when I find some time to draw (perhaps draw women and men from back and front... I am a little bit afraid of "ethnic" questions, but I'm confident that I'll find a way in time :p).
As for the licence, I am quite ready to licence my data under Cc-by-sa-2.0-fr.
However, I have to underline that I am not willing to license my works under any license which would inherit of the US legal framework.
Thank you for your consideration, I'll drop you a message when I am done with these drawings ! Rama 17:08, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
Great, thanks! The request was archived, here it is: de:Wikipedia:Ich_brauche_Hilfe/Archiv/2005/April/6#Linienzeichnung_menschlicher_Körper. The user who requested the drawing was de:User:Neitram, maybe drop him a line, he can probably explain in more detail what he had in mind.
About the license: Cc-by-sa-2.0-fr would be fine i guess, you can add the free art license or whatever too, multiple license are no problem AFAIK. Cc-by-sa-2.0-de would be perfect for the german wp, but as the drawing would probably be used else where too, it's not really important - important is generally to add a license that allows easier use than the GFDL, which requires the full license text, which is impractical for print media (this applies to all images, so spread the word...). CC is well known and easy to handle, so I advocate to license everything under CC.
Thanks again, regards -- Duesentrieb 18:39, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

Cool, thanks! -- Duesentrieb 10:43, 3 May 2005 (UTC)

That's not a Cray-1[edit]

You have uploaded images of what you have labled as a Cray-1. These are actually pictures of a Cray X-MP. You can tell this because the image of the control panel shows four CPU switches, the X-MP was basically a four Cray-1's packed into a single case. You can also just make out the X-MP in the sign in the main image.

Please fix these images. We'll need to get some other ones of the Cray-1, but in the meantime you could put these on the Cray X-MP page, which I will be fleshing out shortly.

Is there some way to link my sig back to wikipedia rather than the account here?

Maury Markowitz 21:30, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

Wilhelm Canaris[edit]

Hi, apparently you found this photo on en:. Do you have any other source for claiming it is public domain? The license tag on en: is incorrect and will be deleted soon, since German copyright protects a photo for life of photographer + 70 years. Thuresson 03:50, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Oh, then it is a mistake on my part. I just made a short investigation: the photograph was taken by Juanita "Tita" Binz (1903-1970) between 1935 and 1939 [13] and [14]. Since the photograph seems to be now in the possession of the Bildarchiv - Deutsches Historisches Museum GmbH, I assume that it was not made pubilc domain by the Allies at the end of the war, and should indeed by removed.
My appologies. Rama 14:45, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
PS and note to self: there is an image on the web site of the FBI: [15]; if someone can contact there gentlemen and ask them about the copyright status of tis one, it could be better than noting. R.


Image deletion warning Image:Wilhelmcanaris.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.

If you created this image, 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. If the file is up for deletion because it has been superseded by a superior derivative of your work, consider the notion that although the file may be deleted, your hard work (which we all greatly appreciate) lives on in the new file.
In all cases, please do not take the deletion request personally. It is never intended as such. Thank you!

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Thuresson 29 June 2005 01:15 (UTC)


Hi Rama, thanks for retouching the image. I changed the license to be GFDL and cc-by-sa. Regards, Stephan --Stw 11:28, 7 August 2005 (UTC)


Salut Rama, pourrais tu écrire un petit article sur ce navire, l'image (très encyclopédique ;] ) n'est sinon dans aucun article. Yug talk

ben il y a en:French cruiser Colbert... il faut aussi un article sur Commons ? Je ne suis pas très au clair sur la politique d'ici, entre les articles et les categories... A+ ! Rama 12:23, 11 August 2005 (UTC)

User talk:Aurevilly[edit]

Hello, tu as raison de souligner la possible confusion, car du coup je ne sais plus de qui je parle en effet. Mon vote de défiance s'adressait à l'utilisateur Rama sur le canal français d'IRC #fr.wikipedia. S'il s'agit bien de toi, je maintiens mon vote car ce n'est rien de dire que je ne ressens aucune confiance ni sympathie ; en revanche, si tu ne fréquente pas IRC #fr.wikipedia sous ce pseudo, je retirerai ce vote car en effet je ne parlais pas de toi ... villy 08:32, 25 August 2005 (UTC)

Non non, c'est bien moi. "Sans la liberté de blâmer..." etc., aussi sans rancune ! Rama 08:55, 25 August 2005 (UTC)


Bien sûr, pas question de rancune ! Juste le ressenti IRC, de toute façon bien médiocre pour connaître vraiment quelqu'un. En tout état de cause, ton élection ici est maintenant assurée et c'est donc sans aucune arrière-pensée qu'en bureaucrate loyal, je te souhaite la bienvenue comme admin sur Commons :) villy 21:40, 28 August 2005 (UTC)

Merci pour tout! Je pourrai peut-être en profiter pour faire, sans héroïsme, un boulot suffisant pour améliorer mon image. Merci encore et à tantôt. Rama 22:44, 28 August 2005 (UTC)
Congratulations! And have fun :) -- Duesentrieb(?!) 10:11, 29 August 2005 (UTC)

my pictures[edit]

Excuse my bad english, you cal use all my Photos unter CC-by-sa, here in commons and the 500 pictures of the german Wikipedia: [16]. but no all these pictures are from me, sometimes i change a pic of a other user for the Bilderwerkstatt. -- Marcela 13:10, 31 August 2005 (UTC)


Pourrais tu catégopriser certains de tes récent upload par : Category:Woman Category:Nude Je vais vérifier qq uns :] Yug talk 22:17, 1 September 2005 (UTC)

Mais elles sont vides, ces catégories... tu veux te lancer dans leur création ? Rama 22:19, 1 September 2005 (UTC)
Je m'étais trompé d'orthographe Xox (ie=> y).
Pourrais tu également refoulé les contributions de Special:Contributions/Pfuscher. Je n'ai pas tout regardé mais ça à pas l'air tres "wikipédiens" (des photos des pénis en pagaille)
Bon, ok, ta categorysation etait très bien en fait ~~ (plus précise) Yug talk 22:44, 1 September 2005 (UTC)
Merci pour ton appréciation généreuse de mes catégorisations.
Pour les photos anatomiques, désolé, je venais de me déconecter. C'est en effet un peu complaisant, mais en même temps, cela pourrait avoir son utilité; je vais réfléchir un peu à tout cela. Merci et à tantôt ! Rama 15:05, 3 September 2005 (UTC)[edit]

Bonjour, et merci pour le message de bienvenue (même si ça fait un petit bout de temps que j'upload ;-) et d'encouragement, ça fait toujours plaisir.

J'ai vu l'autorisation que tu obtenue de pour l'utilisation de leurs photos, en fonction de leurs auteurs. Est-ce que l'auteur de la photo correspond systématiquement au nom en bas de la page, après « Réalisation », comme ici « Réalisation Guillaume Rueda » ? Tu n'indiques pas non plus sous quelle licence ont peut utiliser ces photos.

En tout cas, tu devrais faire connaître les autorisations que tu as obtenues (pour ce site et les autres), par exemple ici. Même si les photos ne sont pas toujours en haute résolution, ça permet d'avoir pleins de photos qu'il serait difficile d'obtenir autrement et je trouve ça très utile. Zubro 17:55, 4 September 2005 (UTC)

Ah désolé pour les encouragements de bienvenue à quelqu'un de déjà expérimenté -- c'es vrai que les gens sur Commons viennent en général d'autres wikis; ça m'aura tout de même été l'occasion pour traduire le message de bienvenue.
Les photos de sont utilisables avec la licence GFDL, il y a un template {NetMarine} qui met les informations nécessaires.
Pour ta question, dans ton cas précis, il vaudrait mieux ne pas utiliser cette photo, car l'attribution est effectivement ambigue; en revanche, il y très souvent des pages de photos associées à chaque navire, par exemple pour l' Abeille Bourbon; si tu cliques sur ces photos, tu verras clairement qui est l'auteur.
Merci pour le conseil concernant fr, j'y vais de ce pas.
Bonne continuation ! Rama 06:38, 5 September 2005 (UTC)

Isaac Newton pics[edit]

It's very cool that you got him to license his pics. Great way to fill in some neglected places and times! Stan Shebs 18:17, 6 September 2005 (UTC)

Yes, his images from Saint Helena come in handy, for instance :) Rama 07:12, 7 September 2005 (UTC)
PS: I took the liberty to cite your comment in a further mail of thanks to Isaac Newton, I hope that he will be happy to see that his generosity combined to his photographic skills are appreciated ! :) Rama 08:39, 7 September 2005 (UTC)

Image license[edit]

>Hi ! It is relly important that you should state the source from where you have taken your images, >so that we have convincing arguments to prove that they are indeed in the Public Domain; if you >have made the images yourself, please say so, or else, please write where you have taken them >(book, URL, ...). Thank you. Rama 20:41, 7 September 2005 (UTC)

My pictures come from wikipedia nl.

I simply copy the license given there.

When I upload some personal pictures, I give a GFDL license with my name.


Oh I see. It might be a good idea to mention this though (be it only to avoid nuisance like my messages ;) ). Thank you and cheers ! Rama 12:14, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

des fusils d'assault au rayon missile ;)[edit] 08:40, 9 September 2005 (UTC) Bonjour, je signale 2 erreurs de catégorisations au suget de 2 des derniéres photos que vous mit. Il s'agit des fusils israeliens et du pistolet mitrailleur que vous avez installé dans la rubrique missile.

Ah oui, désolé ! J'ai obtenu une autorisation d'un site alors j'ai tout uploadé en copiant-collant certaines parties, et il y en a qui ont glissé au mauvais endroit. Je corriger, merci ! Rama 08:46, 9 September 2005 (UTC)

Canard vibrant.jpg[edit]

I wonder if you are very sure that Image:Canard vibrant.jpg is a en:Vibrator. I just had a little discussion about it in the German wikipedia. Thanks for fruther infos! :) --Thire 10:37, 18 September 2005 (UTC)

Absolutely sure.
There is a line of relaxing vibrators shaped like well-known rubber ducks available at Beate Uhse, wither "normal" ones, or fantasy ones with BDMS or Devil themes. This one happens to be a "travel" one -smaller, takes AAA batteries instead of AA.
I might be able to produce more photographs of this duck (controls and batteries, for instance), or even take a photograph of the different sorts of vibrators still in their packages, if necessary.
Cheers ! Rama 13:36, 18 September 2005 (UTC)
I see, thank you, --Thire 18:06, 18 September 2005 (UTC)


Please do not upload aircraft images into this old category.Maybe you have not seen the text written there :

Please use Category:Aircraft instead!
Other, more specific choices are Category:Civil aircraft or Category:Military planes

Ah, OK... Putting these images somewhere is never trivial, sorry. Rama 05:12, 23 September 2005 (UTC)
I have deleted the redundent images; weird that some of them where not -- thouth at least I won't have lost my time completely. Rama 05:20, 23 September 2005 (UTC)

Katana photo[edit]

Hello Rama,

I really like your photo Image:Tanka-tsuba-p1010068.jpg and want it to become a featured picture. The dramatic composition is especially striking.

I tried some modification and arrived at this.


It's available at the original resolution and jpeg quality, and I can upload it if you want it. But I'd prefer to have it in your name since it's your photo.

Fg2 01:05, 24 September 2005 (UTC)

Hi ! Thank you, very nice of you !
Actually, my photo being covered under Free licences, you do not really need my explicit approval, you can upload it and put something like "Original work by Rama, additional work by Fg2". But I appreciate your niceness ! :)
Actually, I sort of like he triangle, I am a bit under the impression that it reinforces the diagonale... But that's so subjective ! :p Perhaps you could add your image on the Featured image discussion page for this photo, suggest your version there, and see how it flies ! :)
Thank you for your interest, and cheers ! Rama 07:19, 24 September 2005 (UTC)
Hi Rama, Since you prefer the original with the triangle, I'll keep the altered version out of competition. Now that I look at the original again, I see what you mean about the triangle echoing the angle of the sword. Best wishes Fg2 11:09, 26 September 2005 (UTC)
Aha! Now I see that you've already posted it there, and that's fine too. Fg2 11:13, 26 September 2005 (UTC)


Hello. We have captured auto cunnilingus on video. You will probably be interested. Please visit Heffalump Lover 22:17, 6 October 2005 (UTC)

lol --Thire 21:25, 7 October 2005 (UTC)

Category talk:Iaido[edit]

Could you please have a look at Category talk:Iaido and comment at it. I'am not shure what do do with it. Thx. -guety 22:44, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

Thank you; apparently, there are concerns about the people who are featured on the images. I will discuss this with them in the near future, and I'll remove the files from the server untill then. Cheers ! Rama 06:28, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

Your edit on Template:english[edit]

Hi Rama, i reverted your last edit in Template:english, because it deformed thousands of pages, which used this template in the previous version. I don't think, it's a good idea to edit a such often used template in this way. Regards, norro 16:13, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

Obviously. I meant to create a {{en2}} and founf myself editing this one (same for {{fr}}). I need a holiday :p Sorry for the trouble. Rama 17:08, 11 October 2005 (UTC)


Could you please explain this user that he/she must add copyrights tag(s) (preferable {{PD-user}}) to and categorize images? I deduced that he/she knows French from it:Utente:Lalupa. Thank you. --EugeneZelenko 01:49, 15 October 2005 (UTC)

juste pour t'embêter :p[edit]

C'est normal que Image:Dragon_chinois.jpg soit dans la catégorie peinture japonaise ? (Ouuuuuh !) Ceridwen 23:13, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

Bah c'est un dragon de type chinois, mais produit par une école japonaise :p Rama 06:42, 19 October 2005 (UTC)

Your pictures made in louvre[edit]

I've have seen that you have uploaded many picture made in louvre of mediaval and antique items. Me and some other german wikipedians are very interested on your pictures to illustrate some articles. But without any description what is seen on picture the pictures are not usable. Because this my questions: will you describe the picture? In my Opinion it's a must to use your picture. Greets --Finanzer 00:07, 1 November 2005 (UTC)

Yes, I am in the process of doing so, but since there are quite a bunch of them, it takes some time. A friend of mine will also be working on the subject. If some of these images are more needed than others, feel free to drop me a line and I will put them on the top of the list. Cheers ! Rama 08:39, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
PS: Images from
so you can check these moves to see what is ready for use. Cheers ! Rama 12:37, 1 November 2005 (UTC)
This is very useful ! [18] Rama 09:30, 9 January 2006 (UTC)
Oh thx for your informations and your nice pictures :-) I think we will use some of these in de-Wikipedia. Greets --Finanzer 18:25, 1 November 2005 (UTC)

Image:Pompiers lausanne 2.jpg[edit]

Hi Rama,

for a new website about emergency services cars and trucks, I wanna make use of your Image:Pompiers lausanne 2.jpg. Thus, it would be very helpful for me if you would just take some two minutes of your time and write your real name into my discussion page or so. Then I can credit your picture properly.

Many thanks in advance! Cheers, de:Hamburger

Bah, just mention "Rama", and put a link to the page of Commons if you wish to. This would be credited enough by my standards. Good luck with the new website then ! Rama 17:33, 2 November 2005 (UTC)


Hello. We are going to publish an article on Gradiva in a Finnish psychoanalytic journal. Can we use this image mentioned? The terms of usage? I'm rather confused with these copyright issues -- and I read absolument none French.

Yes absolutely. You can use this licence, which is the most convenient one. Don't hesitate to ask me if you have a question. Cheers ! Rama 18:15, 8 November 2005 (UTC)
Merci. Alors, "nous devons citer le nom de l'auteur original". C'est le quel? Rama?
Oui, "Rama" va bien. L'important est surtout qu'il siot mentionné quelque part que la photographie est libre, en mettant par exemple "Photo sous Commons Licence Cc-by-sa-fr" (comme ça si quelqu'un veut photocopier la photographie dans votre journal, il a le droit ;) ). Mais cela peut être fait en petits caractères au bas de l'article, ou dans une note en bas de page, à votre convenance. L'idée est de vous simplifier la vie, pas de vous la compliquer: de mon point de vue c'est bien que vous utilisiez cette image ! :)
Par ailleurs, n'hésitez pas à me réecrire si je puis vous être utile. Bonne continuation !
Yes, "Rama" is fine. The most important thing is to specify that the photo is Free, for instance with a little "Photo under the Commons licence Cc-by-sa-fr" (so if somoone want to photocopy the photo from your paper, he knows that he is allowed to ;) ). This can be done in small prints at the bottom of the article, in a footnote, as you wish. The idea is to make life simple for you, not to complicate it: I see you using this picture as a good thing ! :)
Do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance. Cheers ! Rama 21:09, 8 November 2005 (UTC)


Hallo Rama, ich wollte dir einfach mal Danke sagen für deinen Einsatz Bilder zu einer freinen Lizenz zu verhelfen. Wenn ich dir irgendwie nützlich sein kann lass es mich wissen -- Stahlkocher 18:24, 19 November 2005 (UTC)

Danke, dasselbe für dir; when einige besonderen Bilder nützlich sein könnten, zum beispiel... Grüss ! Rama 16:23, 20 November 2005 (UTC)

Roman Bireme/Trireme[edit]


Image:Trireme 1.jpg, according to your description, depicts a trireme, but it looks more like a bireme. could you check?--Panairjdde 09:39, 28 November 2005 (UTC)

Yes, it has two ranks of oars. I think that I was confused when I labelled it, feel free to correct anywhere you see fit. Thank you for noticing the glinch ! Rama 09:55, 28 November 2005 (UTC)


On photos: Image:SIG-SSG-2000-p1030037.jpg Image:SIG-SSG-2000-p1030038.jpg Image:SIG-SSG-2000-p1030039.jpg

are SIG SHR 970 Tactical Rifle, no SIG-Sauer 2000 (see [19]) Nemo5576 09:37, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

Thank you very much for the notice ! Do you need me to delete an article, or can we just move it to the correct name ? Thanks again ! Rama 10:20, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

Wikilivre de photographie[edit]


Je réutilise assez souvent tes photos d'appareils pour le wikilivre de photographie que je suis en train de rédiger. Je serais heureux de me sentir moins seul sur cet ouvrage. Le connais-tu ?

Amitiés. Jean-Jacques MILAN 12:48, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

Ah oui ? Je suis flatté !
Je connais, j'ai lu en diagonale, et j'était précisement en train de relire en détail dans l'idée de peut-être essayer de rédiger des bouts de "Chapitre 09 - Appareils photographiques", et de traduire en anglais -- l'équivalent anglophone est endémique et pitoyable (ça commençait par "'Photographie' vient du latin 'photos' et 'graphein'", je n'invente rien !).
Je dois toutefois préciser que je ne suis pas très au fait des usages de Wikilivre, il faudrait que je prenne un peu mes marques. Par ailleurs, je ne suis en photographie qu'un aimable dilletante; la comparaison entre le plan de livre que j'avais dans la tête et celui que j'ai trouvé sur Wikilivre me le fait percevoir avec d'autant plus d'acuité. Ceci dit, et dans la mesure du temps disponible, j'y contribuerais volontier un peu.
Merci en tout cas pour ton intérêt, et surtout pour ton livre ! Rama 13:28, 9 December 2005 (UTC)
Indépendamment des chapitres pas encore mis en ligne, j'ai dans l'idée de démarrer un vaste fichier du matériel produit par chaque marque, ce qui pourrait être utile pour des produits actuels mais aussi de plus anciens, à l'intention entre autres des collectionneurs. Vois par exemple ce que j'ai fait pour b:fr:Photographie_-_40_-_Pentacon
On pourrait éventuellement faire des fiches-types.
Amitiés. Jean-Jacques MILAN 19:19, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

Je vois que tu continues à charger des photos, si tu veux contribuer à compléter la page Panasonic, pas de problème ! b:fr:Photographie_-_40_-_Panasonic Amitiés. Jean-Jacques MILAN 19:01, 18 December 2005 (UTC)


Hi, please note that the images Karcher*.jpg in Category:Kaercher shows no Kärcher, but a Wap. --Avatar 13:13, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

Yes, that is known; it is intented the illustrate the colloquial usage of "kaercher" as "high-pressure cleaning device". If this poses a problem, I think that it will be possible to move the images. The Wikipedia article about Kaercher has already switched to the most accurate photo. Thanks and cheers ! Rama 13:31, 9 December 2005 (UTC)

Suppression de photos[edit]


J'ai mis deux photos avec une mauvaise légence (et a forciori un mauvais nom de fichier) sur Commons. Il faut donc les supprimer. Il s'agit de :

J'ai re-uploadé les memes photos mais avec le bon nom de fichier et la bonne légende :)

Voilà qui est fait !
Je vous donne un truc: si vous écrivez {{delete}} sur la page, un cadre demandant l'effacement va apparaître, et l'image sera listée sur une page que tous peuvent voir facilement; si par hasard je devais être indisponible quelques temps, ceci permettrait à d'autres admnistrateurs de passer le ramasse-miette. Ceci dit étant bien entendu que je fais ça bien volontier.
Merci encore pour vos contributions et pour l'attention que vous portez à l'exactitude des légendes ! Rama 09:30, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Lumix FZ20 (your message of yesterday)[edit]

Lumix FZ20

Hello, take a look at this picture (taken by the Lumix itself in a mirror). If it is not good enough, I can start a try with the FinePix F10, but I'm waiting for better daylight - Best regards --Joachim Köhler 10:40, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

Wow, excellent ! I could have though of that myself... I am a bit stupid sometimes ! Thank you very much ! Rama 13:26, 21 December 2005 (UTC)


Is there any special reason why you used slightly pejorative words (bouseux, redneck, pequenot, ) to name and describe this image ? Schutz 15:48, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

No. Rama 16:39, 21 December 2005 (UTC)
So you would probably not mind if they were changed ? In any case, there is a typo in the title (helevtiques vs helvetiques); would it be possible to move the image to e.g. danse-helvetique-p10000764.jpg, or anything with the correct spelling and no pejorative work ? I can take care of the descriptions. Schutz 22:08, 21 December 2005 (UTC)
Fine. To change the name, you will need to download the files and re-upload them under the new name. Let me know when you are done with this and I can erase the original files. It would also be a good idea to check where these files are used -- I know that some are used at least on the English Wikipedia; I'll try to check and fix what I see, but better safe than sorry. Thank you. Rama 08:26, 22 December 2005 (UTC)
Done, new name is Image:Danse-helvetique-p1000764.jpg. The only link from en: was from Switzerland, which I corrected already. Nothing from de: and fr:. Thanks, Schutz 15:36, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
Hi, can you erase the old file now that the new one has been uploaded ? Thanks in advance. Schutz 01:38, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Grand Merci a vous[edit]

  • Pour m'avoir mis un tag qui indique que je ne parle pas anglais
  • Encore merci je ne pouvais pas savoir qu'il y avait aussi des tags pour dire que l'on ne parle pas une langue.


Image trouvée dans les animations


--Utilisateur-MG-fr*** <@> 15:29, 23 December 2005 (UTC)

Fellatio.jpg, Cunnilingus 1.jpg[edit]

Hi, may I ask you for drawing images of woman-man fellatio and cunnilingus? We've got a question why these activities are depicted as homosexual ones. Thank you very much. Miraceti 11:49, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

Assume PD for Images older than 100 years[edit]

Hi - I have put a clarified version of the proposal at Commons_talk:Licensing#Assume PD for Images older than 100 years. I belive much confusion arose because I chose a bad title for the discussion. Please have another look -- Duesentrieb(?!) 22:00, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

Dirk Nowitzki picture[edit]

Hey man, why did you delete the picture of Dirk Nowitzki? -- 22:42, 17 January 2006 (UTC)

This image was very probably a copyright violation. Commons has very strict policies regarding copyright, I invite you to read Commons:Licensing before uploading; do not hesitate to ask me for advice if you need help (I might not know everything, but I will probably be able to contact experts knowledgeable even for some tricky cases), but in doubt, please refrain from uploading images. Thank you. Rama 12:10, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Willy on Wheels vandalism.[edit]

Hi, could you as admin please take some action against this vandal: Special:Contributions/WoW_on_WoW_on_WoW? I already reverted his changes but he might need blocking...

thanks Lycaon 20:51, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Done. Thank you, it is the first time that I get to block a Willy ! :) Rama 21:21, 18 January 2006 (UTC)


Not anoying at all, thanks for the notice. I added {{RetouchedPicture}} to the image description. --Dschwen 16:14, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

Thank you very much ! Do you maintain your opposition on the Featured candidacy ? I just ask because the reason you did so is now out of actuality (but if you oppose for another reason I will be happy to learn something :) ). Cheers ! Rama 16:35, 20 January 2006 (UTC)
I wrote a lengthy paragraph and apparently forgot to submit, will try again later... --Dschwen 14:35, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

Thank you very much ! Argumented oppose votes are the most helpful of the kind, since they allow one to progress. Hell, I should pay you ! :) Rama 14:58, 21 January 2006 (UTC)


Which model is this? --Flominator 19:40, 23 January 2006 (UTC)

Same as this one; I do not know more about it, it is mot mine. Rama 20:21, 23 January 2006 (UTC)
Thank you very much! --Flominator 14:34, 24 February 2006 (UTC)


Die Kopie eines Werkes ist keine eigenständige schöpferische Leistung. Richtig wäre vielleicht {{PD-old}}. -- ArtMechanic 23:40, 25 January 2006 (UTC)

You are mistaken. The painting is Public domain. The photograph is not. Rama 23:41, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
Du kannst das gern auf Template:Deletion requests#Image:Monet-Orsay-1.jpg diskutieren.
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I am not forced to read German. If you cannot interact with other users in a lingua franca, refrain from doing it. I understand German to some extend, but I do not wish to engage in complex discussions regarding law if my command of the language is not sufficient. Good day. Rama 08:03, 26 January 2006 (UTC)