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Image about Image:ChiangChing-kuo_And_FainaChiang.JPG

I am not sure the real author of this picture,but I found another cropped version here [1].--Ksyrie 23:31, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

Both images you link do not have trustworthy source or author information. We cannot keep the image under a free license, I'm afraid... Cheers! Siebrand 09:58, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
Can you restore this pic temporarly,I am searching the original source.--Ksyrie 09:53, 8 June 2007 (UTC)
{{temporary undelete}}-ed. ;) Siebrand 09:56, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Percé_vue_du_nord.jpg and Image:Rapides_de_Lachine_2_.jpg

I shot this 2 images but i just forgotten the licensing when i uploaded them. The problem is solved now. TCY 00:27, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

thank you for letting me know. It looks OK indeed. Cheers! Siebrand 09:56, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:DPRK_Embassy_in_Canberra.jpg and Image:Peruvian_Embassy_in_Canberra.jpg

I've added {{PD-user-en|username}} to the images - is this right? Kransky 05:45, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Not to all of them, you didn't. Please see your full gallery for details.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs|supports deadminship for inactivity) 08:26, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:BelfortGent.jpg in Category:Belfries in Gent

Any idea how two identical images with the same file name can form two different entries (with different cats) ? Bizar ...--Foroa 12:43, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Case sensivity. One of the files has .jpg as suffix, the other .JPG. -- Bryan (talk to me) 19:29, 7 June 2007 (UTC)


Wieso hast du Image:Segacard.jpg gelöscht, ohne mit mich Kontakt zu nehmen und nach einer Wartezeit von nur 2 Tagen? --Idrougge 20:01, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

It was a derivative of a copyrighted work, spotted by Bayo on 21/4 and speedy deleted accordingly 2 days later. Siebrand 22:04, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

File:523 Samsung 82inch 500x317px.jpg

hi Siebrand, what happend to 523_Samsung_82inch_500x317px.jpg  ? there is nothing on my talkpage. greets, Andreas -horn- Hornig 11:29, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

here's the complete history on the file. Please let me know if you need a restore to make things right... Cheers! Siebrand 12:25, 8 June 2007 (UTC)
Deletion log

    * 08:58, 8 June 2007 Siebrand (Talk | contribs | block) deleted "Image:523 Samsung 82inch 500x317px.jpg" (In category Unknown as of 31 May 2007; not edited for 8 days) (Restore)

To restore the entire page, leave all checkboxes deselected and click Restore. To perform a selective restoration, check the boxes corresponding to the revisions to be restored, and click Restore. Clicking Reset will clear the comment field and all checkboxes.
Page history

    * 11:12, 31 May 2007 . . OsamaKBOT (Talk | contribs | block) (644 bytes) (This isn't {{GPL}}, No license)
    * 07:10, 26 June 2006 . . Mardus (Talk | contribs | block) (Added category)
    * 21:07, 19 March 2006 . . Conti (Talk | contribs | block) (you can't add or change licenses when you're not the author.)
    * 07:52, 3 January 2006 . . (Talk | block) (Correctly spelled german "LC-Display" (as "LCD-Display" mentions the Display twice))
    * 16:47, 12 December 2005 . . (Talk | block)
    * 18:17, 29 October 2005 . . PuzzletChung (Talk | contribs | block) (Category:Liquid Crystal Displays)
    * 10:11, 30 July 2005 . . Andreas -horn- Hornig (Talk | contribs | block) (Category:Television set)
    * 09:25, 30 July 2005 . . THOMAS (Talk | contribs | block)
    * 01:16, 30 July 2005 . . Andreas -horn- Hornig (Talk | contribs | block) (now its working, forget a "[")
    * 01:13, 30 July 2005 . . Andreas -horn- Hornig (Talk | contribs | block) (strange template)
    * 01:07, 30 July 2005 . . Andreas -horn- Hornig (Talk | contribs | block) ({{Information| |Description = <br> English:<br> '''An 82" LCD Television display by Samsung.'''<br> Deutsch: <br> '''Ein 82 [:de:Zoll]] LCD-Display der Firma Samsung'''<br><br> Original photo / Originalbild: '''enImage:523ss82inch500x317.jpg |Source)

File history

    * 01:07, 30 July 2005 . . Andreas -horn- Hornig (Talk | contribs | block) 500×317 (67,340 bytes) ({{Information| |Description = <br> English:<br> '''An 82" LCD Television display by Samsung.'''<br> Deutsch: <br> '''Ein 82 [:de:Zoll]] LCD-Display der Firma Samsung'''<br><br> Original photo / Originalbild: '''enImage:523ss82inch500x317.jpg |Source)


Hi Siebrand, I just noticed that Image:64403Vienna1938.jpg was deleted, the reason given was In category Unknown as of 31 May 2007; not edited for 8 days. I am not that familiar with the processes here at commons, so I can only guess, there was some problem with the given source or license.

If I remember right, the image shows the Loos-house in Vienna in early 1938 with propaganda-banners of the NSDAP. As far as I remember I took it from where it can still be found with the license public domain ( ) which I noted on the description page as well.

Why was it deleted? Are there doubts on the licensing given by the USHMM? --Tsui 14:06, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

The image was deleted because no author/copyrightholder was named. Would you be able to add it? File history:
Deletion log
    * 11:52, 8 June 2007 Siebrand (Talk | contribs | block) deleted "Image:64403Vienna1938.jpg" (In category Unknown as of 31 May 2007; not edited for 8 days) (Restore)

Page history
    * 11:36, 31 May 2007 . . Polarlys (Talk | contribs | block) (799 bytes)
    * 11:35, 31 May 2007 . . Polarlys (Talk | contribs | block) (725 bytes) (marking image as missing essential source information. If this is not fixed this image might be deleted after 7 days.)
    * 00:15, 9 February 2007 . . Gryffindor (Talk | contribs | block)
    * 16:07, 25 May 2006 . . Orgullobot (Talk | contribs | block) (Robot: Changing Category:Czech history)
    * 20:58, 6 March 2006 . . Tsui (Talk | contribs | block)
    * 18:20, 6 March 2006 . . Tsui (Talk | contribs | block) (View of the Loos Haus, a public building in Vienna, adorned with decorations and a large banner bearing a quote from Hitler, "Those of the same blood belong in the same Reich!" Such banners were hung throughout Austria in the weeks preceding the April 10)

File history
    * 18:20, 6 March 2006 . . Tsui (Talk | contribs | block) 480×348 (46,691 bytes) (View of the Loos Haus, a public building in Vienna, adorned with decorations and a large banner bearing a quote from Hitler, "Those of the same blood belong in the same Reich!" Such banners were hung throughout Austria in the weeks preceding the April 10)

Thank you for the answer. I could only add (again) from where I took the image: as mentioned above, from the website of the USHMM. The information given there is:

Date: Apr 1938
Locale: Vienna, Austria
Credit: USHMM, courtesy of Library of Congress
Copyright: Public Domain

Is this sufficient? There is no information on the photographer available. Today User:Polarlys also requested the deletion of other images (Image:73943Vienna1938.jpg, Image:45023.jpg) with similar tagging - same source, same licensing, but no information on the photagrapher as well. -- Tsui 18:07, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Why delete Image:Trophy.jpg?

Why did you delete the trophy used on Wikinews?

  • 09:52, 8 June 2007 Siebrand (Talk | contribs) deleted "Image:Trophy.jpg" (In category Unknown as of 31 May 2007; not edited for 6 days)

Would like to know. DragonFire1024 18:46, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

Hi. The image was tagged as no source by User:Iamunknown on 31/6 and deleted 7 days later from the category unknown. Siebrand 19:04, 8 June 2007 (UTC)


Siebrand, Image:MixedHockeyClubWoerden.jpg werd zojuist aangemerkt als onduidelijk wie heeft de foto gemaakt. Er stond selfmade op, en mijn user er bij, ik heb nu mijn user nog 3x toegevoegd, maar ik vrees dat of de nominatie onjuist was, of dat mijn wijzigingen er niet om zullen helpen. Als ze echt niet voldoende zijn beschreven, gaat dit gelden voor al mijn toevoegingen, vrees ik? Edoderoo 05:12, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

De bot triggert op de afwezigheid van een licentiesjabloon. Omdat je wel hebt aangegeven welke licentie je geeft op de afbeelding, heb ik een sjabloon toegevoegd. Ik vermoed dat je in het menu geen licentie had gekozen. Groet, Siebrand 09:11, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Plates tect2 en.svg

Hey! I noticed you marked Image:Plates tect2 en.svg as missing essential license information. The version you saw was a vandalized version, and the vandal had removed the licensing information. I have reverted to the non-vandalized version. In future could you check the images history to make sure it has not been vandalized before marking it as missing required info? Thanks. -Mschel 15:46, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Hmm, hadn't thought of that. But it may obviously be the case with tagging files that have been on wiki for a while. Thanks for letting me know and catching that. I'll try and be aware of that in the future for older files. Cheers! Siebrand 15:50, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Bad image delink on w:Scripophily

This bot left broken brackets after removing[2] File:Boeing Stock Certificate.png at w:Scripophily. It should have removed the entire link. Superm401 19:02, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the report, Superm401. It is a known issue that is probably mentioned twice on this page. We're still looking into how we should fix it. Cheers! Siebrand 19:05, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
This has been fixed since r39 of 6 June 2007. -- Bryan (talk to me) 19:10, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
Ah, I thought it already might have been fixed :) Thanks for reminding me, Bryan. Cheers! Siebrand 19:13, 9 June 2007 (UTC)


CommonsDelinker is geschreven met het idee dat delinken in feite gewoon replacen door niets is. Inmiddels is de replacer code bijna volledig werkend.

De bot leest de commando's om te replacen uit vanuit de replacer tabel in de database. Dit heb ik gedaan zodat er later eventueel andere interfaces geschreven kunnen worden tot de replacer; boven op het huidige van een wiki pagina uitlezen. Dit gedeelte is echter totaal niet geimplementeerd. Ik had het idee om het volgende te doen:

  • Voor de overzichtelijkheid, de universal replace vanuit User:orgullobot/commands verplaatsen naar User:CommonsDelinker/commands.
  • Verder een nieuwe bot, User:CommonsDelinkerHelper of iets dergelijks registreren, met sysop privileges. Deze bot kan dan ook zelfstandig de lijst opruimen.
  • Ook wil ik deze bot dusdanig uitbreiden, dat deze kan onderscheiden welke admin een replace opdracht geeft. Dit kan dan in de edit summary toegevoegd worden.

En misschien meer... Ideeën? (Met name over het sysop gedeelte...) Groet, -- Bryan (talk to me) 19:40, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Poeh! Daar had ik nog niet eens over nagedacht. Dat zijn wel erg goede ideeen. Voorlopig even niets aan toe te voegen... Vooral doen, zou ik zeggen. Zal ik de procedure voor de aanvraag van een botadmin starten? Siebrand 20:36, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
Commons:Administrators/Requests and votes/CommonsDelinkerHelper. Ik zal je op IRC ofzo het wachtwoord sturen. -- Bryan (talk to me) 17:08, 10 June 2007 (UTC)


Done, I forgot to choose the licensing. Thanks for the message. --Roamata 09:11, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. Cheers! Siebrand 18:43, 10 June 2007 (UTC)


Its my own work, I want to release it under PD-self, I already included it, but I guess there went something wrong. There is no "license-headline". How can I include the PD-self correctly???? --BambooBeast 09:59, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

I see you have just fixed it. Cheers! Siebrand 18:45, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
yeah, guess I've found my way through the license-jungle. thanks anyway ;-) --BambooBeast 18:49, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

CommonsDelinker shouldn't remove references to deleted files from talk pages

I think this edit by CommonsDelinker is not quite appropriate. I believe preserving the integrity of talk page entries is more important than removing references to deleted images. In this case, the bot edit distorts my original message and obscures the reason the user was blocked by removing entries from the list of problematic files which the user had uploaded. Would you please consider modifying your bot to change this behaviour? LX (talk, contribs) 10:31, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Hmm, I think this purpose is possibly best server by giving communities a possibility to exclude certain namespaces from the delinker on a page in the MediaWiki namespace. That way each community can decide for themselves, on an admin protected page, which namespace will be delinked and which not. Would that be a good idea? Siebrand 18:41, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
A per site delink_namespaces will be possible in some future release. I recommend by default excluding all talk pages. This can be done by setting delink_namespaces to range(1000)[1::2]. -- Bryan (talk to me) 19:23, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
Sounds awesome. LX (talk, contribs) 19:31, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
Suggested change by Bryan is in production. Should we still put the additional feature in the TODO list? Siebrand 19:42, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
That should be CommonsDelinker['delink_namespaces'] = range(1000)[::2]. -- Bryan (talk to me) 20:15, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
Changed again.. Siebrand 20:33, 10 June 2007 (UTC)


Hi, please read this note. I propose to move the Orgullobot commands page into the Commons namespace. I think your bot works there so it concerns you. :) thanks --pfctdayelise (说什么?) 15:06, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

We (Bryan and I) have been thinking the same thing. I'll changes things soon. Please have patience for up to two weeks. Cheers! Siebrand 18:38, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:AWT at OS X.png and more copyvios in Screenshots


I'm glad you've taken the initiative: This image has been an copyvio because it has shown quite a lot of Mac OS X widgets. But consequently you should also delete all these images:

I've collected images in these categories over months, and I think they are illegal screenshots.

thank you for answering me here, --Sven 13:22, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

I'll take a look at them later. Thanks for letting me know. Cheers! Siebrand 18:39, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
Wow, it's amazing to see how fast the own work can be destroyed. So please be consequent and delete all these images. It's horrible to see how trivial one-second-windows screenshots stay alive next to the deleted ones I've made (with such a huge amount of time). Thanks for the fast interaction ;-) --Sven 21:33, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:GuentherZ 2007-04-14 0322 Prottes Erdoellehrpfad Pumpe.jpg

Die vergessene Lizenz habe ich nachgetragen. Jetzt sollte die Welt wieder in Ordnung sein. Danke für den Hinweis (oder die Warnung) sagt --GuentherZ 15:22, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

Die welt ist wieder in ordnung. Vielen dank ;) Cheers! Siebrand 11:46, 11 June 2007 (UTC)


Your current images marked as copyvios are a joke, aren’t they? This simple design is protected in no way and it’s also used outside windows on linux. --Polarlys 22:19, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

No joke, unfortunately. Siebrand 22:42, 10 June 2007 (UTC)


Hi Siebrand

Finally I fix my problem with the image that I put in the Wiki, so, I wait that I don't have a other problem with these theme, I forgot to put the license, jejeje. Bye!

Thanks for fixing that. Please link your images. Cheers! Siebrand 11:44, 11 June 2007 (UTC)


Delete this image please. Both versions. Thank you. Gridge 10:51, 11 June 2007 (UTC).

✓ Done Siebrand 11:43, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
Good! Delete this image as well: Image:SpecialGS.PNG.
Tell me, how can I mark images for quick deletion? Gridge 18:17, 11 June 2007 (UTC).
See templates like {{duplicate}}, {{badname}}, {{copyvio}} and {{speedy}}. Cheers! Siebrand 20:02, 11 June 2007 (UTC)


?? --WarX 11:07, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Hmm, I got that through UntaggedImages and most probably missed the license... Thanks for seeing that. Cheers! Siebrand 11:42, 11 June 2007 (UTC)



I clearly said that this is my work based on the book (by Sir Thomas Innes of Learney: Scots Heraldry), which I used as a source. It's not a copy, it's my graphic work, from the beggining to the end. Regards, Steifer 16:11, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Yes, as said above I mistagged. The image was OK and still is. Thank you for your comment and your contributions. Cheers! Siebrand 20:01, 11 June 2007 (UTC)


Arreter de dire que cette photo est copier C'EST MOI QUI L'AIT PRISE LE 7 MAI 2007 !!!, MERCI, 77bcr77 17:58, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

It appears that you may have a CAPS LOCK key that got stuck. Please check it, turn it off or replace your keyboard. Please add a license to the work you are the copyright holder of, so that we can keep on using it. If you do not license your work, we cannot use it under a free license... Cheers! Siebrand 20:04, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:GuentherZ_2007-0310_0058_Wien10_Quellenstrasse72.jpg, Image:GuentherZ_2007-03-10_0062_Wien10_Quellenstrasse72.jpg

Die vergessenen Lizenzen habe ich nachgetragen. Jetzt sollte die Welt auch diesmal wieder in Ordnung sein. Danke für den Hinweis (oder die Warnung) sagt --GuentherZ 18:46, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Und wie schoen die Welt wieder ist... Vielen dank! Siebrand 19:58, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Picks from Flickr

Hi Siegbrand,

these images have information about the copyright status and a link to the source page.

Kind regards,


Hi Romek. You might want to check out this page, because this way, all your uploads will be deleted in 7 days. Cheers! Siebrand 22:21, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Thank you

Siebrand, you noticed missing license tags on these images (sorry if this note is in the wrong spot). They should be all fixed now. It is a great gift to receive corrections like this. I might never have noticed the omissions. Thank you very much and best wishes. -Susanlesch 01:30, 12 June 2007 (UTC) Image:Loading-flour-Minneapolis-1939.jpg Image:Pineries-Minnesota-1800s.jpg Image:Dakota_War_of_1862-stereo-right.jpg Image:Flour_mills-railroad_cars-Minneapolis-1939.jpg Image:Milling-Minneapolis-riverfront-1939-09-crop.jpg

Hi Susan, thank you for making the corrections. Cheers! Siebrand 05:33, 12 June 2007 (UTC)


HI, this is mi work, I`m creatin this. (I speak smal english) Hola, ese es mi trabajo, yo lo he creado. (hablo poco ingles)--Jashiph 02:09, 12 June 2007 (UTC).

Hi Jashiph. That's great. Please license it with a free license so we can legally use it within our project's goals. Cheers! Siebrand 05:35, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Painel de Gil Pais.JPG

It is done now. Thank you. Paulo Juntas 14:04, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

Nice image, by the way. Cheers! Siebrand 14:06, 12 June 2007 (UTC)


Are you guys fond of deleting every image?

What is the essential info? If you like every info such as how was the image made, you can go visiting the en-wikipedia? The following info is good enough and it's just what the uploading template of Wikimedia Commons asked for (at that time)!!

Description: Graph for pseudorapidity; 贗快度圖表 Source: en-wikipedia Date: 6 December 2006 Author: User:Kbat Permission: Public domain

Are you not into open and free content? Then by all means do not contribute. If you do support the objectives of the Wikimedia Foundation, please document your images properly and I will love and praise you for it. You might want to look into using CommonsHelper. Cheers! Siebrand 18:20, 12 June 2007 (UTC)
It's NOT my image. It's an image in public domain that the author already said in en-wikipedia that was also addressed in the info template here, which included the en-wikipedia authors' own info. And I don't know what's in your mind. You liked to deleted every image in PD or GFDL already mentioned by the original authors who upload the images only to en-wikipedia. Did you visit the en-wikipedia image page to see the info before you put a deletion tag? I guess not! And it's ok before to transport such images to the Commons, but not now? --KasugaHuang 18:28, 12 June 2007 (UTC)
For the required information it is irrelevant if the image is your own work or not. It is also irrelevant if the image has been on en.wp for a day or 2 years. You are required to deliver all relevant information and you did not - there is no link to the source image. Please follow the tip and use CommonsHelper. I'll make your life and mine a lot easier and immensely improve chances of the image being kept. Cheers! Siebrand 18:32, 12 June 2007 (UTC)
The problem is you deleted things carelessly. If you did pay a simple glance to the info template here, you wouldn't do such an act! The same thing happened to image:StressEnergyTensor.png and I hate to upload the image again. If you like to delete images carelessly and trust no one, please, upload this image to the Commons again on your own!
I join the Wiki-projects to share knowledge with all human beings in each kind of languages, not to waste time with people like you who contribute nothing but just destroying meaningful things! -- KasugaHuang 18:41, 12 June 2007 (UTC)
I did not delete anything carelessly, and I did not delete your image in particular. I noticed missing information, tagged the image and informed you. Instead of fixing it and adding the missing information, you start ranting here. That does not help. Even after urging you twice (!) to use CommonsHelper, you have obviously nore cared to use it. I do hope you will remain to be a productive community member of this project, but in this discussion, you have not yet proven that you are willing to learn how images are best copied from other projects to Wikimedia Commons. Cheers! Siebrand 19:35, 12 June 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for notifying me; I've added an information template and removed the missing info tag. Cnyborg 22:53, 12 June 2007 (UTC)

No problem. Thanks for the fixes. Siebrand 07:54, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Tartan images

Hello. What's the problem with tartan images (Image:TartanClanMacQueen.gif, Image:TartanClanMacMillan.gif, etc.)? Asta 06:15, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Your image is lacking source information. Please fix that. There should be a message on your talk page explaining things in detail. Cheers! Siebrand 07:54, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Bug in CommonsDelinker?

Dear Siebrand,

could you please check the CommonsDelinker-Bot? It seems to do some strange things like this one:

Regards --ALE! ¿…? 14:55, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

This is an issue I have seen before. It happens under very specific circumstances. I hope that Bryan will be able to find something for this. Thank you for pointing out the occurances. Cheers! Siebrand 15:59, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
I fixed everything by hand. We're going to take a new replacer into production this evening, so I hope this will be a thing of the past... Siebrand 18:25, 13 June 2007 (UTC)


Hi, I've added the missing details. Thanks. Elke Philburn (Image:M_riebe.jpg). —The preceding signed but undated comment was added at 16:58, 13 June 2007 (UTC).

See your talk page for more info. Cheers! Siebrand 18:25, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

SieBot request

Hi. Can SieBot send out messages to all admins? I'd like them to have a message informing them about the deadminship poll that is currently taking place. / Fred J 17:29, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Yes, that should be possible somehow. Check the documentation - best test at yourself before things go terribly wrong ;). I haven't used it myself - it was coded by Orgullomoore. Cheers! Siebrand 17:54, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Nieuwe config settings

CommonsDelinker['replace_default'] = "The file [[:Image:$1]] has been replaced by [[:Image:$2]] by administrator [[:commons:User:$3]]: ''$4''. ''[[m:User:CommonsDelinker|Translate me!]]''"

CommonsDelinker['replacer_table'] = 'u_orgullo_logs.replacer'

# Enable the replacer.
CommonsDelinker['enable_replacer'] = True

# Force not to login as sysop
CommonsDelinker['no_sysop'] = True

Voor de nieuwste svn. Hiermee accepteert de Delinker replacer opdrachten. Ik draai de CommonsDelinkerHelper die de replacer opdrachten plaatst voorlopig zelf. -- Bryan (talk to me) 18:10, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Zet die enable_replacer nog maar even op False, nog even wat probleempjes oplossen. -- Bryan (talk to me) 18:25, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
✓ Done (gisteren al) Siebrand 10:09, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Rutgers Gardens

I am sorry you deleted all my GFDL photographs of Rutgers Gardens. I believe I included full information about copyrights, etc, including the fact that I took all the photographs and released them with GFDL license. Perhaps your robot did not notice this; have you checked to see if your software works correctly? I will try to see if those photographs are still on my disk and upload them again. Yours, Daderot 23:42, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Hi Daderot. Please ensure that all images contain a source, author and license. In those cases not me, nor a robot, will mark any image as bad, unless it was a tag by accident. As you are pointing out no file in particular, I assume this is enough information for you. If you require any information on any specific file, please let me know what you wish to discuss about which file. Cheers! Siebrand 10:08, 14 June 2007 (UTC)


You seems to have a problem with IQ otherwise I can't understand why you don't answer me my question and post the standard text to my User Talk. So the tags will be deleted until you don't answer my question about deletion on my User Talk page. Understand????????????????????????????? Doronenko 05:50, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

See the deletion request. I cannot appreciate the personal attack and kindly request you to act more civil. Cheers! Siebrand 10:15, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Image Tagging File:Plage de la caravelle - Guadeloupe.jpg

Hello, it was pd self. I don't check my commons page very often ... --Grook Da Oger 11:19, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Hi. You really should check if all requirements have been met after uploading, we are very strict here... Please see COM:UR for a possible undeletion request. Cheers! Siebrand 11:21, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Commonsdelinker speed

Commonsdelinker on nds: is a bit fast sometimes. It deletes the red-link images from the articles before I can have a look at the case (it often deletes even before CommonsTicker notifies the deletion on Commons) and so it often produces unnecessary edits, for example, when there are alternative images or if the image is restored shortly after. It would be nice, if Commonsdelinker could wait a day or so, before it delinks. 15 minutes is too fast. --::Slomox:: >< 14:57, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Hi. We delink after 10 minutes to not have to implement all kinds of difficult and unrealiable queueing mechanisms. Delinking indeed takes place from 600 seconds after deletion. We currently have no opt-out mechanism for Commons, but that is all we can offer you: delinking under these terms or not at all. By the way: the image is gone anyway and you always have the edit history for CommonsDelinker in case you have a need for all of CommonsDelinker's actions. In the future we will have a web page where everyone will be able to get a complete insight in all edits made by CommonsDelinker. We currently have delinking data, but no way to show it yet. Very soon also replacement actions will be logged correctly (something is logged now, but not raelly realiable or accurate). I do hope there are some satisfying comments in my reply to your question, even though I could not fulfill your request... Cheers! Siebrand 15:09, 14 June 2007 (UTC)


Somehow my public license of the picture I took wasn't on the picture I uploaded, I got your pasted comment I fixed it but it still seems to be saying insufficient tags. But I have them on there. Huuuh? Thanks, Nesnad 18:00, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

However you "fixed it", the fix did not take (the latest edit is this one). What "public license" did you intend?   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 18:59, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
Thanks JeffG, I went and checked again and I "fixed it" on en Wikipedia but not on Commons, oops. OK. It should be all good now. Thanks again, Nesnad 05:18, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Please restore

Hi, you deleted two pictures i took and uploaded on wiki commons : image:Nancy saint-epvre.JPG and Image:Pic lorraine.JPG. I had sourced these pictures and given them permission to wikipedia. Please, restore them. Nanceio 22:38, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

I've temporarily restored the images. Please add a license, as they will be deleted in 4 days again if you don't. Please take these requests to COM:UR next time. Cheers! Siebrand 06:17, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Lojze Dolinar

I'm redirecting my post to you - I send it to user Panther before, who has deleted my picture which is next; image of lojze dolinar

Hello! I see, that you have deleted my image, which name was next: Image:Kip_revolucije_Dolinar_1961_Delavska_stavka.jpg I please you, if you can bring my image back, becouse it's my work, I made it by myself and I also named the scoulpturist and year, when he made the work. This scoulpture stands in Kranj, and is sign of one of most important artist in Slovenian modern art after 2. WW. becouse this was my beginning in wikimedia commons, i think, that I didn't put the picture under the right license. If you can bring the picture back, I'll be very happy. Thanks--Inki 18:12, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Please bring undeletion requests to COM:UR. Thank you. Siebrand 06:13, 15 June 2007 (UTC)


Come again? What exactly is the problem? I just moved it from Wikipedia as you can see - I can't possibly do anything more than provide the information I have already. Richard001 06:55, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Please use CommonsHelper when copying media from another wiki of Wikimedia. There is a link in {{welcome}}. Cheers! Siebrand 07:43, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Coober Pedy, opales, Australie.jpg

I am really sorry but I forgot to put the license ,and I don't know how to repare my mistake! I just wrote that this picture is my own and that I want a free license, but were is the place to note this? thanks to help me...and excuse my so poor english Arlette1 14:13, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

This image appears to be "© C.König" in the bottom right corner - who is "C.König"?. I usually suggest the free licenses {{self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-2.5,2.0,1.0}}.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 16:43, 15 June 2007 (UTC)
Now it's done, I 've found the procedure to do this, Arlette1 05:30, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
Not quite. Who is "C.König", and how did you aquire the copyright such that you could release it under GFDL? Thanks!   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 09:24, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Tidningen Halland - upplaga.png.PNG

This image states that I created it. Could you please remove the tag. Could you also undelete Image:Tidningar_i_Falkenberg_-_upplaga.png, which I'm pretty sure had the same information (it is created by me as well). Gunnar Larsson 19:34, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

MesserWoland deleted Image:Tidningar_i_Falkenberg_-_upplaga.png, you should ask that user for undeletion.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 09:24, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Székely counties towns.PNG

Thanks for your message, but what more can I write than "self-made" when I made it myself? --KIDB 20:49, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for licensing it.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 09:24, 16 June 2007 (UTC)


Hi! Why did you tag a number of pics that were uploaded as my own work and were clearly marked as such as unsurced? (They all had exactly the same info as this one; notice how clearly it says "source: self made"). Please explain to me why they were deleted. --Cessator 21:48, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

"source: self made" is not good enough, you have to actually license the images. All of the images referenced on your user talk page are bluelinks at present.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 09:24, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Image of Cantal


You've decided to delete several images that i have taken myself. This is my own work. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ikimashoo (talk • contribs) at 10:38, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Yes, that's right. Reasons are on your user talk page. Also, please post new comments at the bottom of talk pages, not at the top. Thanks!   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 17:07, 16 June 2007 (UTC)


Hello, I am new and thus I do not understand about which licence you speak. It is a licence of a image? Because if it is that want to give me well the title of the article. Thank you --Émeric 15:17, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

The image names are in the section titles of Siebrand's comments on your user talk page.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 17:09, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Modelos Sociales Europeos.png

Hi Seabrand. I don't understand what is the problem with this image. I had uploaded another image with the same data and somebody deleted it so what I have done is do the graph myself with word (and then all the changes into an uploadable file) with the data from which the first graph was done. I have given permission to anybody to use the graph and specified that it was a self made graph. Please, what else should I do? Thank you.--Jorditxei 15:53, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

By the way, please remark that this is not the same figure somebody already deleted, although it has the same colors. Remark for instance the left axis, it is not the same. This figure was done by myself using the data from which the deleted figure was done. Please if there is any problem contact me before deleting it. Thanks--Jorditxei 15:59, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
It appears that Siebrand was concerned about the lack of a license tag like {{self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-2.5,2.0,1.0}}. I am also concerned about that, plus the copyright on Boeri's 2002 data and the complete citation of Boeri's 2002 data. In addition, as specified above, please always link to the image or edit you want to discuss. Thanks.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 16:18, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Warfaaz, grand large... .jpg

Sorry for the problems with my pictures. But I don't know what to do to save them from delete ! The pictures are all coming from wikipedia (English, or French). I take them from the english article to create the french one and make the english one from the french... There are all free licenses... Could you help me ? Witch option have I got to choose in the future to avoid problems ? Thanks to answer me on my discussion page... Sylfred1977 8:12, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Please use CommonsHelper. More information is on the template message {{welcome}}. You can still use it and add the output to the image description page. Cheers! Siebrand 09:15, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
It is too difficult for me. You can delete the pictures with problems if you want. Now, I will only put MY OWN pictures on wikipedia commons. But the system is very stupid ! I don't understand why a free picture in wikipedia EN can not be placed on wiki commons to help to make good article in every langages ! Bye... Sylfred1977 20:15, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
CommonsHelper has a manual and yes, usability of MediaWiki could be improved on the image management side... Siebrand 12:15, 18 June 2007 (UTC)


You have left me a message saying that the copyright status isn't clear because it doesn't say who created the image.

I have to contradict you. It does say who created the image. It says that the "source" was TTaylor. It says that the "author" was TTaylor. It was uploaded by TTaylor and you left a message for TTaylor saying you didn't know who the author was. This is TTaylor asking you to remove that banner from my drawing. The diagram has not been derived from any other source. It is the only diagram that this art Historian has ever seen showing the architectural scheme of Michelangelo's ceiling.

I can assure you that no breach of copyright is involved. Please attend to the matter, ASAP. --Mandy 13:04, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Hi Mandy. We cannot legally use your work if you have not licensed it. You have uploaded the image and added a source and an other. However, you have not licensed the image. Please add a license, so it can be used legally and we can keep the image here. Cheers! Siebrand 13:11, 9 June 2007 (UTC)


Original Barnstar.png Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this barnstar under the terms of the CCCP-007-Ham and Cheese but no Onions-Licenseplate, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Willy Foundation; with Invariant Sections, Front-Cover Girls, and Back-Cover Lyrics.
This is an interwikibarnstar awarded for your contributions to provide the wikipediaprojects with free pictures and other media.

Thanks for your efforts and contributions at Commons, and for your patience with users who don't always seem to appreciate the value of using FREE media in our projects. Finnrind 17:40, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Thank you very much for the appreciation. I humbly accept the honor. Siebrand 17:41, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
I'll have to agree with Finnrind, you are extremely valuable to the Commons community. Sorry for doubting you here. Kjetil r 01:53, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
Thank you for your vote of confidence, Kjetil. We all have a right to change our opinions based on availability of new evidence ;) Cheers! Siebrand 12:17, 18 June 2007 (UTC)


I think it is a copyright violation, but I dont know where to post it. Can you do it for me? The first link in the copyright text "information" links only to the internet-picture of the stamp. The second link "Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria" links to the start-page of the ministery. There are every day changing news, but no copyright permissions. Some month ago I wanted to upload pictures from my bulgarian stamp collection, but I found that bulgarian stamps probably have a copyright. (discussion in bulgarian wiki, in the article STAMPS - on englisch language)- Thanks, --RosarioVanTulpe 21:07, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

I have tagged a lot of uploads by this user. Thanks. Siebrand 19:02, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
The Copyrighte problem ist still unsolved - though User:Apcbg added license information and removed the Warning tag. Yes, the Bulgarian Ministery on Foreing Affairs grants Creative Commons License ([3]). BUT obviously they are not the copyright owner for that bulgarian stamp. The copyright owner can only be the Bulgarian Post Office or the Bulgarien Ministery of Communications - I guess. So we would need a Creative Commons License from them. The name of the artist is clearly printed on the stamp (T. Wardzhiev; bulgarian: Т. Барджиев). The copyright is also owned by the artist. --RosarioVanTulpe 19:56, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
I'll bring this to the attention board, as I do not know how to proceed... Siebrand 12:22, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Clarify little bit more

What is problem with Image:Abraham and Helen Einstein.jpg? There are not any information about who are photographer and even there woluld, he has been dead more than 70 years. QWerk 16:08, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

A license is missing and dating of the image is missing. In no way a free license can be established at the moment. Please clarify in the required information to have the image kept. Cheers! Siebrand 20:00, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
Hello again. I added licens to photos. The date when those pictures has been taken is unknown so I can't add the dates for the pictures. QWerk 20:48, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
Thank you. The image appears to be documented fairly well now. Cheers! Siebrand 12:23, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Re: UserMessages.js

Thank you for great tool! However, I don't sure, I will have time to try it today :-( --EugeneZelenko 14:16, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Oh well, you'll find the time one day... Siebrand 12:24, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Crude UM logo legal for User pages.svg

The problem isn't that this image is missing copyright information. The original upload had it listed as PD, but I removed this tag. The problem is that it's a knock-off of one of UMC's logos. The uploader figured that since he made it himself, it's PD. But the problem is, he made it himself to look like the UMC logo - so that's still a copyright problem. I wasn't sure what to do about this, but since I knew the PD claim wasn't correct, I removed it. I'm noting this here for you in hopes that you'll let me know what action I should take the next time I see this sort of problem. Thanks, Rklawton 02:47, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

I slapped on a {{no permission}}. Thank you for the notification. Cheers! Siebrand 12:29, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Haga modellen.jpg

Alles klar! Ich hatte nur vergessen, die Licens anzugeben. Ansonsten habe ich die Erlaubnis vom Verwalter vom Haga slott (Statens Fastighetsverk, Kommunikationsabteilung, Eva Rosander), dieses selbst gemachte Foto bei Wiki zu veröffentlichen. Hoffe, das Problem ist damit gelöst. --Holger.Ellgaard 15:34, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Retrieved from ""

Hi. It appears that you have not yet edited the page to add a license tag. Please do so, or the image will be deleted... Cheers! Siebrand 12:41, 18 June 2007 (UTC)


Hello ! Problem resolved. Thank you. Denbert. 16 june 2007.

Thank you for your fixes. Cheers! Siebrand 12:44, 18 June 2007 (UTC)


Recebi a sua mensagem referente as fotos utilizadas nas minhas contribuições. Sou membro atuante na Arquidiocese de Porto Alegre. Sou amigo e trabalho pastoralmente com o ex-secretário particular do falecido Cardeal Dom Alfredo Vicente Scherer. Conheço e estudo sobre a história da Arquidiocese de Porto Alegre. As fotos utilizadas são de domínio de todos (não foram roubadas de ninguém). Inclusive a foto da pintura de Aldo Locatelli, ilustra a capa de 2 livros. Estive lendo outras mensagem, para você enviadas, e vi que você costuma tratar mal, com má educação as pessoas. Sei de coisas horríveis e erradas que acontece na internet, mas eu sempre procurei usar de forma coerente. Coloquei aquelas fotos, porque são de domínio público. Retirei as que faltavam e não vou colocar mais nenhuma. Fiz muitas contribuições, mas não irei fazer mais nenhuma, pois me enganei em relação a este serviço. Lamentável the preceding unsigned comment is by Mmmito (talk • contribs) 11:39, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Do not worry about the message above. It's already taken care of. Dantadd 11:39, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
Hi Dantadd. Thank you for taking care of this. My Spanish (?) is really bad ;) Cheers! Siebrand 12:45, 18 June 2007 (UTC)


Thanks, my mistake... it was already corrected André Koehne TALK TO ME 09:46, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your fixes, André. Cheers! Siebrand 12:46, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Lucien Petipa.jpg

What kind of information should I give ? How can I modify the page ? This image is PD-old (my own collection). Thanks. Huster 22:20, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

It might be nice if you gave a little background on who created it (i.e. the author). This can help establishing the PD-old claim that you make. After that, adding a required license tag, would also be nice. Cheers! Siebrand 22:22, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
Please could you restore this image ? It is an lithography dated 1845, PD-old, my own collection. The legend is Lucien Petipa dans Le Diable à quatre, lithography of Charles Geoffroy, 1845. Cheers. Huster 09:06, 19 June 2007 (UTC)


Hi. Thanks for contacting me about the tags before the images get deleted. I'm moving a lot of images from is: and sometimes I do it to quickly without seeing that some info is missing. Just so that you know, if you see Permission - PD-EIGIN then it means that it's "PD-User". Just like I did here. If you find it easier to let me know on my talk page, then I'll correct it myself, no problem. --Steinninninn 20:50, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

Hi Steinninninn. Have you looked into using the bot from the pywikipediabot framework? It might ease your work a lot... Cheers! Siebrand 12:52, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
No I have not. I'm using Magnus tool and it's working OK. Where's --Steinninninn 18:01, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
You would have to start using the pywikipedia bot framework. More information can be found at [[4]]. is only documented in the source code for now... Siebrand 23:33, 18 June 2007 (UTC)


How does this image not specify who created the content. It clearly lists I.T& C.lewis.Geni 20:33, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Might be nice if you tell us where you found the image that you scanned (may have been the original publication, or whatever). You also may want to slap a {{PD-old}} on it before removing any missing information templates. Cheers! Siebrand 20:36, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
You complained about source information not copyright templates (made in 1833 what do you think the copyright status is?). As to where I found it well as long as it was legal for me to find it there (and it was) that isn't really a commons issue.Geni 20:41, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
Well, there are no identifiable marks on the map. I must say that I am realy, really interested about your source. I might even think that you are avoiding the issue by giving the above reply. But of course, I am assuming good faith. Cheers! Siebrand 21:35, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
I've got a poor quality copy of the letterhead? of the map that I could scan if you are really that interested.Geni 22:45, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
I think all available information on the source of especially non-self created content makes it more valuable. Of course it does not change the license status, it does however add to its value as a source document. Please do whatever you think is best to give your contributions to Commons as much value as it possibly can have. Cheers! Siebrand 23:30, 18 June 2007 (UTC)


Hi, this picture is a modification of [Provicia Sevilla of wikipedia commons] with GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2. Is the same picture, only it modifies a color of the map and a point. For any question talk me --Trabajonacho 21:36, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Hi. Please add the above information and a license to the image. Thank you. Cheers! Siebrand 21:37, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Re: Image:Auckland Grammar School.jpg

Go ahead and delete the image!

The image has already been uploaded under another name in Wikimedia Commons. --Per Angusta 22:06, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Please mark a double upload with the template {{duplicate}}. That way it is more easily identified and any existing links can be updated. Cheers! Siebrand 23:31, 18 June 2007 (UTC)


Hello. i upload my image from the germanic wikipedia... in the latin article... what is wrong?? why your going to delete it?? --Leo rain 02:35, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

The picture in question has already been uploaded as Image:LAZ-Mappa.png (slighly larger version). Regards Finnrind 09:07, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
Please use CommonsHelper when copying images from a local wiki to Wikimedia Commons. There is a link in the welcome message on your talk page. Cheers! Siebrand 12:09, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Missouribonsaigarden.jpg deletion request

See Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Missouri Botanical Garden - Seiwa-en.JPG. pfctdayelise (说什么?) 07:47, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. I'll take a look at it and copy some of the text already on COM:AN in there, too. Cheers! Siebrand 12:12, 19 June 2007 (UTC)


Sorry- forgot to choose license- it is "self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-2.5|author=I, Noclador" I fixed the error. thanks. --Noclador 10:53, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your quick and accurate response. Cheers! Siebrand 12:10, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Bot :-( That’s what I meant some days ago … --Polarlys 11:40, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

You lost me... Please remind me, as a few days ago is a couple of thousand edits away... It appears to be a completely valid tag to me. Cheers! Siebrand 11:42, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
Hehe. I meant: This image is cleary in the public domain. Tagging it this way („no license“), erodes our credibility, especially if someone [deletes it]. --Polarlys 11:59, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
I agree; to a human it is obvious. however is not able to pass a w:Turing test ;). A bot just notices that no template is present. Nothing we can do about that. That adding a license tag is a requirement, is being communicated to all uploaders, by the way... Cheers! Siebrand 12:08, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Re: Image Tagging Image:Gliwice_fontanna.jpg

Thanks for warning. I've just completed its information. -- Kangel 13:23, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Linotype distributor.png and others

Hi... I got a copyright warning from what I assume is your bot (it was signed "Siebrand" as opposed to "Siebot"). Thanks, I misunderstood the correct use of the "author" field for public domain images. Fixed now.

In the process of uploading these I noticed that there are a number of standard license options for public domain files, but the case I have wasn't covered. That is: a file published later than 1923 whose copyright has expired. Verifying that isn't as easy as checking for 1922 or before, but it's certainly doable and I have done so. I ended up having to give the status in text, rather than being able to pick an entry from the license menu. If you know of a way to get this improved, that would be welcome. Paul Koning 16:25, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Carmona_(Sevilla).png AGAIN

Hi, again, his picture is a modification of [Provicia Sevilla of wikipedia commons] with GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2. I add the above information and a license to the image. No problem for the moment. If i do not understand something is for my bad english.--Trabajonacho 18:20, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

About images

Thanks for the warning, I'll try to correct it. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Spockdg (talk • contribs) at 21:44, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Please sign your messages with ~~~~ so I know who you are and please be more specific about your topic. Cheers! Siebrand 12:27, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
Siebrand's bot CommonsDelinker actually left 6 messages on User talk:Spockdg in 31 minutes between 21:42 and 22:13 on 14 June 2007 (UTC); the message above appears to refer to the first one.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 21:42, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Linea Maipu

ok --The claudioxd 01:04, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Please be more specific about your topic. Cheers! Siebrand 12:28, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
The original post here appears to have been a response to User talk:The claudioxd#Image:Linea_maipu.jpg. Regarding the image, The claudioxd updated the description in this edit, but has yet to add permission/licensing beyond "Permission=".  :(   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 21:51, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Cat edit summaries by SieBot

Hi Siebrand,
though that is no real problem, the edit summaries by your bot (like this one) are somewhat misleading because the bot in his (is he male?) edit summary mentions an other cat than the one he actually changed. But for me that's only a cosmetic problem. Greetings -- Túrelio 12:08, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Hi Túrelio. I am aware of the issue. This is because of a bug in the pywikipedia bot framework I am not able to trace. Because of this, SieBot only processes one category per minute and edits really fast (30-40 edits/minute), but if a category contains many images, the edit summary can indeed be messed up by the next command. It is still somewhere on my list, but as it is a cosmetic issue, not with the highest priority. Please be aware that the edit itself is correct, at least from the point of view that the actual command has been processed, and not what the edit summary states. The correctness of the command is the responsibility of the admin that issues it. I hope this explanation is satisfactory for you. Cheers! Siebrand 12:51, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
This time [5] he did it right! Congratulations. ;-) -- Túrelio 20:32, 19 June 2007 (UTC)


Why do you mass-flag his contributions as missing essential info? In all the cases both the author and the license are provided on the image description pages. // tsca [re] 11:21, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Almost all of his work is unsourced. He is not the author and although the work may come from the Polish Wikipedia, there is no data whatsoever on when the image was upload by whom and which license was added to it. This is a very sad case and I wish I/we had taken action before he had uploaded more than 1000 images. :( Siebrand 11:24, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
I must be missing something - I looked randomly through his upload log, and the authors, the sources and the licenses are given: pl wiki example, flickr example. To me it looks like he's careful to check and report the information when uploading. You add your template even if the information is there (and can be verified by following the links). What's really the problem? // tsca [re] 14:46, 19 June 2007 (UTC)
The image allegedly credited to a Polish language user does not contain an image source. Presumably that is the Polish language Wikipedia, but we do not know for sure. This is why CommonsHelper was invented. The Flickr link does not contain a source. It contains a link to a Flickr user that allegedly is the copyright holder of the image. Cheers! Siebrand 05:32, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Archaeopteryx schema small.gif

The text, where the image come from, says : - free of copyrights -. Veuillez simplement citer la source de ces documents si vous les utilisez => you can use but says where it's come from Vincnet 19:51, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Mezquita de Córdoba

Sorry, but in french.

Vous avez procédé à la suppression des quatre images suivantes :

J'ai obtenu pour chacune des ces images une autorisation des webmestres concernés par e-mail. J'ai transmis cette permission à wikicommons qui m'a fourni un numéro d'autorisation, que je me suis appliqué à indiquer sur la page de description de l'image.

Alors, on s'efforce de faire les choses dans les règles, et on nous efface le fichier. C'est véritablement irritant et décourageant. Moi, je crois vraiment qu'avec le côté procédurier et tracassier de certains administrateurs, je vais cesser mes contributions à wiki. C'est excessivement lassant de passer sa vie à solliciter des autorisations pour se voir retirer les images ensuite, ce qui gâche les articles où sont déjà insérées les images, avec des liens rouges.

Lo Guilhem 19:48, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

ps : cette attitude justifie dmon refus de faire un effort pour m'exprimer un minimum dans la langue de Shakespeare.

Hi Siebrand, i'm taking care of this. Jastrow (Λέγετε) 17:10, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Netscape 8.JPG

Pay attention to copyright Image:Netscape 8.JPG has been marked as a copyright violation. The Wikimedia Commons only accepts free content, that is, images and other media files that can be used by anyone, for any purpose. For details on what is acceptable, please read Commons:Licensing. You can ask questions about Commons policies in Commons:Help desk.

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

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FedericoMP 02:26, 20 June 2007 (UTC)


Beste Siebold,

Deze afbeelding heb ik zelf gemaakt, op basis van een reeds bestaande afbeelding in het Engels (Image:Laurasia-Gondwana.png). Ik heb nu een GFDL-self-Sjabloon toegevoegd. Hopelijk is dit genoeg. --Smeira 05:49, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Dat is inderdaad voldoende, omdat de basis een afbeelding is in het Publieke Domein. Was het ook een afbeelding onder GFDL geweest, dan had je ook de auteur(s) van het origineel moeten vermelden. Groet, Siebrand 11:52, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Don't get burnout

Giving meaning to an unknown orchid  to brighten your day :) This was really nice to read. But don't work too much on one thing; it is too depressing, and it is better for Commons to have long-life admins than burn through them (at least while we're still working on the Commons Former Admin Pension Scheme). And after all, the copyvios will still be there when you come back. Alas. :) --pfctdayelise (说什么?) 05:56, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Don't worry. I shared it with whomever is interested in the read and I tried to give a positive swing to it. So it's out of my system and hopefully an impulse for earlier recognition of omissions in user's knowledge of the way the Commons works. Anyway: thank you for the comfort and... have you checked Commons:Welcome log today!? ;) Cheers! Siebrand 06:47, 20 June 2007 (UTC)


Do NOT use {{move}}, use {{move-category}}. They are not the same templates... Cheers! Siebrand 10:55, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Hey, it was too late when I noticed your post at Pfctdayelise's talk page. I can replace {{move}} with {{move-category}} if you like tho, it seems template isn't designed for bulk moves :/ -- Cat chi? 12:26, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
Please don't. Pfctdayelise already redirected the template. This is why I am very much against seperating Q/A over multiple talk pages. Please don't respond here on the {{move}} issue, do respond on the how we keep insight in talk ourselves and how we give others the opportunity to join in ;) Cheers! Siebrand 12:29, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Re: Please link images

Please read this and see if you can help: Commons:Help_desk#Updated_image_of_the_pizza_Margherita Thanks --ElfQrin 13:28, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

User:CommonsDelinker functional?

Is it work properly? For example Image:Cathedral of Holy Spirit (old).JPG, deleted on June 14 was removed from Minsk manually only today. Image:Yanka Kupala Monument.jpg deleted yesterday still used in be-x-old:Янка Купала. --EugeneZelenko 14:12, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

We currently suffer from replication lag. This means that CheckUsage does not return pages, where images have been added less than 4 days ago. We are currently unable to fix this. Next week however, the toolserver will get a new database server, which will hopefully decrease replication lag. -- Bryan (talk to me) 14:58, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
Please ensure that you use both CommonsTicker and CommonsDelinker in projects. CommonsTicker enables you to be notified on images that have been deleted from Commons but still cause red links on a local project. Cheers! Siebrand 15:01, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
CommonsTicker doesn't work either with replication lag... -- Bryan (talk to me) 15:03, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
Hmm, it doesn't? I thought it just worked with delay. Are you sure that CT also misses events when the toolserver is lagged? Siebrand 15:05, 20 June 2007 (UTC)


I am quite puzzled as to have to achieve acceptance of the licensing. I have an email from the creator releasing the image. I don't know what else to do than to communicate that. Fred Bauder 17:50, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Ok, I see the procedure. I sure hate to read the directions.... Fred Bauder 18:00, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
That much is for certain ;) Cheers! Siebrand 18:04, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

About Nuevacoronica.jpg

Hi, your bot left me a message, to upload a higher quality of this picture, the problem is the the higher quality is about 1 megabyte (also, there isn't a good looking version because it's a book from 1615 and there is only one in the world, i put the original for artistic purposes).--Mariocossio 16:55, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Up to 20 megabytes is ok.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 20:24, 20 June 2007 (UTC)


Hello Siebrand, Thank You for Your advise. I added the licence now. It was a mistake, because I had to change the name of the uploaded picture, and the program keeps all informations given, but not the chosen licence. Dagmar —The preceding signed but undated comment was added at 19:30, 20 June 2007 (UTC).

The license looks ok now.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 20:28, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Replacing comment

This is truly a bad comment for a replacement ;-) Can you fix it? BTW: On fi.wp appears no such comment: --Polarlys 20:46, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

See meta:User:CommonsDelinker#Edit_summary, de:User:CommonsDelinker/summary-I18n, de:User:CommonsDelinker/replace-I18n, fi:User:CommonsDelinker/replace-I18n and fi:User:CommonsDelinker/summary-I18n. Cheers! Siebrand 21:25, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
OK, Bryan just confirmed a bug. Will be fixed asap. Cheers! Siebrand 21:29, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
Bug found, will solve tomorrow. Siebrand: You can avoid this bug for the time being by setting CommonsDelinker['summary_cache'] to a very low value, such as 60. -- Bryan (talk to me) 21:31, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
✓ Done @60. Siebrand 21:33, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
Fixed with revision 119. summary_cache can be set back to 3600. -- Bryan (talk to me) 10:20, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Concerning Mansiche Stadium Image

Image:Estadio mansiche.jpg I scanned this image off a ticket holder brochure of the 2005 U-17 FIFA World Cup. Is there a problem? The preceding unsigned comment was added by MicroX (talk • contribs) at 23:02, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Yep. The image was tagged because it didn't have a license. It should probably be speedy deleted because it is a derivative work... Cheers! Siebrand 23:11, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Noblesforaneos.PNG and Image:Noblescriollos.PNG


Please check the licence I just put!!! I forgot it!!!!

Best regards from Chile,

--Gonzaloluengo 01:32, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Burping bot?

See en:b:Cookbook_talk:Cilantro... hopefully that wasn't happening all over the place yesterday.--SB_Johnny|talk|books 08:27, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

It probably was. But please tell it to the bot operator of b:en:User:CommonsTicker, w:de:Benutzer:Duesentrieb. I only do User:CommonsDelinker and User:SieBot. (Yes, I know it's confusing :P). Cheers! Siebrand 09:19, 21 June 2007 (UTC)


The image of the parthenon w:Image:World_Heritage_Sites_in_Greece5167.jpg has the SXC license which is incompatible with wikimedia but it also appears to have a license for use for any purpose, which in my opinion means the former license should be deleted from the page, but the image should stay under the second license, and not be deleted on July 1. Furthermore, I am worried that other images in a similar situation to this one may be deleted without need.

I had trouble getting it to link properly, sorry. Scott.medling 09:17, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

The problem is that we never know whether the image actually has been published under a free license. See Commons:Deletion requests/Template:Sxc-warning for more information. The only solution is that the author of the images maybe contacted and asked for a free license. I am trying this for quite a few sxc images, and will also do that for this one. If you have some more particular images you want to keep, let me know on my talk and I will see what I can do. -- Bryan (talk to me) 10:20, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Image Amazon river basin_pt.PNG

Hi. The Image:Amazon river basin_pt.PNG was my own work made by editing fully PD file Image:Amazon river basin.png by translating labels into portuguese. There was no missing information, so no reason to delete the file. Alexg 10:59, 21 June 2007 (UTC)


Hello, and thank your for sharing your files with Commons. There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. Please remember that all uploads require source, author and license information. Could you please resolve these problems, which are described on the page linked in above? Thank you. --Siebrand 13:09, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

1st : I don't speak very good english, so : sorry. (I'm french)
2nd : I don't know what the problem is. I did import this picture from here (from the italian version of Wikipedia), and I did use CommonsHelper to do it. So I don't know how to resolve this problem. - Auxerroisdu68 13:25, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
It's the same thing with the other picture, Coppa_Int.jpg. Auxerroisdu68 12:21, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Bug: wrong image replacement

Hi Siebrand. CommonsDelinker made a bad edit on de-WP, see here. The image was not replaced, only the new name was added between “Bild:” and the name of the deleted picture. Maybe you are able to find that bug. You don't have to fix the specific page mentioned. --Leyo 14:50, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Looking into it... -- Bryan (talk to me) 19:01, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Bitte Löschung überprüfen

Hallo Siebrand, mein Englisch ist leider sehr schlecht, also... Es geht um diese 6 Dateien: Image:Sanssouci_06_6.jpg; Image:Sanssouci_06_5.jpg; Image:Sanssouci_06_4.jpg; Image:Potsdam_Obelisk.jpg; Image:Potsdam_Franzkirche.jpg; Image:Knobelsdorff_Grab_jpg. Alle gelöscht am 19. 06. 2007 und dann auch aus dem Artikel genommen. Aber warum? Alle sind eigene Aufnahmen, es kann also kein Lizenzproblem geben. Vielleicht falsche Einträge beim Hochladen? Sieh doch bitte nochmal nach. Beste Grüße! --Eisenacher 11:46, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

The images were credited to a certain Manfred Brueckels in the description and were uploaded by User:Stephan Herz. As there was no evidence that those two were the same, they were tagged {{no permission}}. Because no permission was received, the images were deleted... Hope that helps. If you are the creator of the images, best upload them again under your own name and if the images were taken van the German language Wikipedia, please let Stephan Herz know that he should have used CommonsHelper. Cheers! Siebrand 11:50, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
Hi Siebrand. Thanks for your answer. I´ll now try to upload my images (in reduced shape) by myself. But probably this is a matter of more than personal interest: In the past, when I tried to upload files up from about 350 KB, I always got messages like "server overburded" or so. So I accepted a special help, announced in WP and Commons, and sent my files to another user, who had no problems to upload them. And so I did with the files above. Are there any important changes? - Sorry again because of my poor English. Greetings. --Eisenacher 10:28, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
I understand your message quite well, so I guess you should not worry about your level of English skill. ;) Your information is very important, and because it was not added to the image descriptions, the images were deleted, unfortunately. I will restore the images and reference your edit above. Please feel free to edit the images afterwards to change any information that would not be in order. Cheers! Siebrand 12:11, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
Restore done. I was only able to find four of the six images you asked about. The others appear to never have been present on Commons. Please make a user page that connects your real life name Manfred Brueckels to your username Eisenacher. Cheers! Siebrand 12:19, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Lucien Petipa.jpg

Please what do you need more to restore this image ? Huster 23:04, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

A source. Cheers! Siebrand 23:11, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
Stop playing please : I gave you all informations needed here on June 19. I wrote : It is an lithography dated 1845, PD-old, my own collection. The legend is Lucien Petipa dans Le Diable à quatre, lithography of Charles Geoffroy, 1845. Cheers. Huster 05:32, 22 June 2007 (UTC)


Beste Siebrand,

Op de Engelse wikipedia vond ik met

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Is dat goed genoeg voor Commons? Heb plaatje - nu goed, hoop ik - weer op Commons gezet voor artikel Regenboog op wiki nl. Bedankt Hansmuller 19:07, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

De licentie is in orde. Gebruik alsjeblieft CommonsDelinker om de juiste informatie bij de afbeelding te krijgen. Groet, Siebrand 19:10, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

SieBot edit summary does not reflect edit

Hi Siebrand, here and here the edit summary refers to a "Neuss" category but the edit changed a "Münster" category. Could you please look into this problem? Greetings, --UV 20:35, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

This is an issue that cannot be resolved at this time. It only occurs when a list of categories is fed to the bot to be moved and somewhere in the list this is a cat with more than 50 objects. As the edit itself is accurate, I will not give fixing it a high priority. It wil be fixed eventually, though... Cheers! Siebrand 20:43, 22 June 2007 (UTC)


Thank You for messages, but I dont know where is error.--Tomas.urban 22:24, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Please add a license tag to the image and a link to the source on which the image is based. Cheers! Siebrand 22:39, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia delinker

Hi. I was wondering if somehow the CommonsDelinker could also be used or the code given somehow so that Wikipedia could have a delinker for the deleted images there, to save admins there the hassle. Obviously, the bot would only remove images from Wikipedia where they're used there since the images are there. I asked w:User:Gracenotes if he was interested in it but he's busy, and I'm impatient. Plus, you seem to already have the code done and implementing it for Wikipedia may be easy. Any thoughts, ideas, problems you can see with this? MECUtalk 19:34, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

Good question. The answer is that we will be making the source code for delinker available in the nearby future and it will be fully configurable to delink and replace on a single local wiki. Ain't that great!? Thank Bryan and buy him beers! ;) Siebrand 20:40, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
Still having exam period, but done within a month, I hope. -- Bryan (talk to me) 20:42, 20 June 2007 (UTC)
It's available in the pywikipediabot framework now. Siebrand 22:06, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

Images from Altamirano

Hi Siebrand!

The files form Altamirano are licensed by the Creative Commons License, No problem!

Dark Power 02:57, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

Please link to the subject. That does not make this a puzzle for me. Cheers! Siebrand 22:19, 23 June 2007 (UTC)
The files appear to be Image:EscudoAltamirano.jpg and Image:Altamirano4.jpg per User talk:Dark Power. They both need copyright tags more specific than "Creative Commons" in order to be acceptable to Wikimedia Commons.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 02:01, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

CommonsDelinker for local wiki

Local CommonsDelinker for local wiki? Like enwikiDelinker for en wp. --Shizhao 18:59, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

I'm not sure if I understand what you mean, but it could be User_talk:Siebrand#Wikipedia_delinker. Cheers! Siebrand 19:02, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
It's available in the pywikipediabot framework now. Siebrand 22:07, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

You can erase that image

You can erase that image, i upload the correct one

Guillermo Ramos Flamerich —The preceding signed but undated comment was added at 20:45, 22 June 2007 (UTC).

Which image!? Cheers! Siebrand 20:48, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
Probably Image:Caracas_2.jpg, replaced by Image:Plaza O´Leary.jpg. Of course, it would be very helpful if photographers were to mention where the subjects of their photographs were, so that info could be checked against Commons:Freedom of panorama.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 01:52, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

The picture of Schaffhausen


I think I have resolved the problem of the permission and the licence (image: Schaffhausen2.jpg). The picture was taken by me. Could you review the picture, and see if is properly indicated? Thanks --Preyes 00:29, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

✓ Done Looks great. Cheers! Siebrand 22:08, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

image supprimées

les deux images que vous voulez supprimer sont des images de personnages de l'histoire, je croyais qu'il n'y avait plus de copyright dans ces cas là! Dois je rechercher les sources ou mon information est elle correcte?

The two persons are historic men, I believed that it is no copyright for such pictures??

georges friedel source:
rome de l'isle source:

pour la carte Ypresis c'est moi qui ait fait le document d'après les données de Gaston Godard ce que j'ai signalé dans la notice de la photo, que faire dans ce cas???

I have made this map even with the informations of Gaston Godard which is named in the notice of this picture.

Thank you to answer on my own discussion page. Arlette1 14:54, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

Hi. The copyright may be non-existent, but we require source, author and license for each media file. Please upload them again with the required information and more if possible. See {{please tag images/fr}}, {{please link images/fr}} and {{please describe images/fr}}. Cheers! Siebrand 22:17, 23 June 2007 (UTC)


I speak only french, I don't know how change the licence description. Excuse me, do you can help me ?. selvejp 18:44, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

You appear to have been able to change the license. However, you do not own copyright on this image (it should be {{PD-old}} or {{PD-art}}. Could you please be more specific about the source? Siebrand 22:10, 23 June 2007 (UTC)


oh thanks for the information! The preceding unsigned comment was added by Soliddozen (talk • contribs) at 18:48, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

Ehr, I do not know who you are and what you have have thanked me for. You're welcome, however ;). Please sign all your talk page comments with ~~~~. Cheers! Siebrand 22:11, 23 June 2007 (UTC)
It appears you were thanked for SieBot's welcome of Soliddozen, another fine result of your programming expertise!  :)   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 01:42, 24 June 2007 (UTC)


I noticed you have stopped the automatic deletion of the old cats which have been moved. Is this only temporary stopped? At the moment hundreds (or thousands) of municipality cats are beiing moved from "Municipality, Germany" to "Municipality" and that's why the automatic deletion of the old cats is very important. Another subject: Could your bot fix the links to Commons on de.wikipedia (or other Wikipedias) which had been moved here? Greets--Notschrei 19:23, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

Cats are only deleted if the target cat does not yet exist. Unfortunately I have no idea where to begin. If you find a programmer for me, I'll give him/her my script so (s)he can adapt it and I'll run the adapted version after... Siebrand 20:09, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

CommonsDelinker in pywikipedia CVS

CommonsDelinker zit nu in de pywikipedia CVS :) Vergeleken met de versie die jij gebruikt, is er echter vrij veel veranderd, met name in de configuratie. Ik heb hem nog niet heel intensief getest, dus ik weet niet of het goed gaat ;) Als het niet lukt kun je altijd terug vallen op de SVN, die bevat de oude codebase nog. Ik heb ook delinker.txt toegevoegd, waarin de uitgebreide documentatie zich bevindt. -- Bryan (talk to me) 21:44, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

Fantastisch. Ik ga morgen bekijken of ik het aan de praat kan krijgen. Groet, Siebrand 22:11, 23 June 2007 (UTC)


I understand why this image was erased, cause the first time that i try to fix the license problem i couldn't, well, i tried to upload a new version, and again, wasn't possible, any way, for now i'm not gonna need this image for a while, i don´t have many time in Commons and i'm just starting to understand some small details. Best Regards --Shamhain 03:23, 24 June 2007 (UTC) Flag of Costa Rica.svg

Why was this upload attempt not possible, do you have an error message to share? Also, please try using a better name, perhaps one that includes some or all of "Plaza de Toros, Palmares, Alajuela 2007". In addition, please upload the largest version available of any image for which you have multiple versions. Thanks!   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 04:53, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

Missing license

I´ve tried two times now to upload Image:larka-framkalln.jpg with GNULicense, without success. What am I doing wrong? (Sorry for bothering you, pretty new att commons.)--Godfellow 11:13, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

I changed the license for you. Please upload a higher resolution image. This one is too tiny... Cheers! Siebrand 13:30, 24 June 2007 (UTC)


You (or your bot) have deleted several cats which had not yet been moved ([6]). Could you have a look on this? Greets--Notschrei 15:17, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

If multiple batches of commands enter the queue without the previous batch having been processed, there may be issues. Please always check both the old and the new cat. The former has to be empty, the latter has to be filled. Cheers! Siebrand 16:12, 24 June 2007 (UTC)


Thankyou Siebrand, something just went awry on entering data, will try to put this right now. Dr Steven Plunkett 11:41, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

I can't see how to do it. Will have to leave it to be deleted and do another. Sorry Dr Steven Plunkett 11:53, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
Please let me know which uploads you are referring to. You can edit a page description by navigating to the file in question and pressing the button 'edit'. Cheers! Siebrand 13:31, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
If you are referring to Image:Tietjens as Lucrezia Borgia.jpg, who was the photographer and when did that person die? Thanks!   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 16:31, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Pictures from other wiki-projects

Thank you for your message.[7] Unfortunately, I am not completely sure, which tag is appropriate for that picture I uploaded from sk.wikipedia.[8]. It is a coat of arms of a municipality and I have put the scanned permission letter from the municipality in the "License information" section. The author (a user from sk.wikipedia) is mentioned as "author". The picture is released by the municipality for free use in Wikipedia (but not necessarily elsewhere). I would be very grateful if you could help me because I am kind of lost in all those tags. Tankred 20:41, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

See the link to CommonsHelper in the welcome message on your talk page. Cheers! Siebrand 09:19, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Re:Image Tagging Image:Ph_seal_mountain_province.png

I've changed the Permission with "PD Philippines PubDoc", is it right? What else I have to do? I'm sorry if I am not so used with copyright definition. What I have to do to make this philippines coat of arms visible? (they are already present in 9 different wikis) Thanks. --Ermanon 21:31, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

Сообщение на User talk:Vladimir-sergin

Привет, ты мне прислал сообщение, но я ни хрена в нем не понял, поскольку не знаю буржуйских языков, пиши мне пожалуйста по русски Vladimir-sergin 02:31, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

My apoligies, but I cannot read your language and.or your script. Please place your comment in English, German or Dutch. Cheers! Siebrand 10:00, 25 June 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for letting me know that some of the provided information are not sufficient. Sorry, I´m new to commons and didn´t know how to exactly do what I wanted to do: This picture is taken directly from the english Wikipedia, where it is accepted, with the common and the GNU license. I just wanted to copy it into commons for international use. Please guide me and I can do it for myself. Der Beobachter 09:18, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

See the link to CommonsHelper in the welcome message on your talk page. Cheers! Siebrand 09:19, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
Cooool! - Sorry for not knowing. Hope I made everything right now. If you don´t care, it would be great if you verify with a short look. Der Beobachter 10:12, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
Oh, I care. There's just too much work to be done and too little time to deal with each issue in a personal way. That's why we use templates a lot. I see you uploaded the image again, adding the CommonsHelper information. That does not work, because if you make a new upload, the image description is not overwritten. I created the CommonsHelper information again, edited the page and replaced the description present. Cheers! Siebrand 10:53, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
And I did clean the output a bit :) Siebrand 10:57, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for your work. I just have been about to correct myself, as I now studied the idea in more detail, but you have been faster. I will know next time. Der Beobachter 11:01, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Vlag 2006.gif

Stumbled over this (random page), which might not have the proper license. It seems to be a photographic representation of the flag of an organisation or such, tagged as Own work. Is there a tag I should place on images where the licence is not/might not be correct? Finnrind 14:04, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

I placed {{derivative}} on it. Cheers! Siebrand 16:15, 25 June 2007 (UTC)


Hi! Although this image (screenshot) was made by myself, i would like to request to be deleted since i'am going to upload two more complete versions of it (along w/ the required copyright status), Ubuntu 7.04 Desktop in the Portuguese language, in order to be used at pt.Wiki article on Ubuntu Linux: one about the desktop (after installation) and another showing its use, w/ applications, at my school. Thank you. --Al1554$ 14:27, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Please consider replacing the current image with the new image... Cheers! Siebrand 15:44, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:SpaceNeedle.jpg and Image:MinoxB-2.JPG

I took these pictures. CAn you tell me how I should write that in ?

zzaakk The preceding unsigned comment was added by Zzaakk (talk • contribs) at 12:10, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

i changed the pictures Licensing to PD-self The preceding unsigned comment was added by Zzaakk (talk • contribs) at 16:08, 25 June 2007 (UTC) will that work as a License? The preceding unsigned comment was added by Zzaakk (talk • contribs) at 16:10, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:SpaceNeedle.jpg: Nice work! Please fill out {{information}} for it, then remove {{no source since/en}}.
Image:MinoxB-2.JPG: Also, nice work, but it needs to be lit from the side, and for this image you need a different license for the underlying work, namely {{PD-because|utilitarian box cover}}, as I doubt the copyright on the box cover artwork has expired, and you may have to move it to a Wikipedia that allows fair use (like English Wikipedia) if {{PD-because|utilitarian box cover}} doesn't fly.
  — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 17:03, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
Also, please post at the bottom of talk pages (not the top), and sign your work. Thanks!   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 17:23, 25 June 2007 (UTC)