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Friese gouwen

Ik zag dat je de afbeelding van de Friese gouwen had verwijderd. Dit mag je terug plaatsen, gezien het 100% mijn eigen werk is. Het betreft Image:Gebieden_Friesland.png.

Ook de afbeelding image:Lânkaart_lokaasje_Friso-Saksyske_Talen.gif is mijn eigen werk, afgeleid van deze afbeelding op de Friese wikipedia. Als er weer iets niet klopt met de licentie, bedenk dan zelf maar een, want ik heb er weinig verstand van en het is mijn eigen werk. Gruna 1 08:45, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

Hoi Gruna. Ik heb de afbeelding hersteld en bron- en auteursinformatie toegevoegd. Dat is verplicht volgens de GFDL. Let daar alsjeblieft op in de toekomst, anders ga je tegen hetzelfde euvel aanlopen. Groet, Siebrand 13:36, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
Ik zag dat je de gebruiker Woadan hebt toegevoegd aan de afbeeld. Echter ging het daarbij over deze afbeelding en niet over deze. Gruna 1 20:14, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Photo supprimée puis replacée

Je fais suite à cette mofification: J'espère que les corrections que j'ai apporté vous conviendront: Cordialement. Stéphane P 18:19, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

Looks fine. Please link your images... Cheers! Siebrand 10:01, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
Sorry but I didn't find how to do it. I'm new and not very good at it. I need help. Could you show me how to proceed [or do it for me :) ]. These categories will be adequate (I think):
Category:Writers from France.
Thank you (by advance). Stéphane P 10:16, 26 June 2007 (UTC) (I hope you will be lenient for my english. Please tell me if you speak french. Thanks again.)
My French is VERY rusty, but you are quite able to make yourself understood. Please check the edit history of the image in a minute. I'll have the categories added by then. Cheers! Siebrand 10:40, 26 June 2007 (UTC)


Ik kreeg zowaar een e-mail in m'n mailbox van commons, nooit eerder gebeurd, maar oké. Ik snap wat je bedoelt met de afbeelding image:Malieveld.jpg, maar ik weet niet wat de juiste licentie voor deze afbeelding is. Er staat bij dat hij te gebruiken is met bronvermelding, dat heb ik correct toegevoegd. Is deze afbeelding dan ongeschikt voor commons of is het een verkeerd vermeld. Wil jij daar even naar kijken. Wanneer dat even in orde is, zal ik hem opnieuw uploaden, met een betere naam. Groet, Vincentsc 12:56, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Vincent, voor zover ik weet is materiaal van het Nationaal Archief, tenzij het auteursrecht verlopen is, niet onder een vrije licentie te gebruiken... Groet, Siebrand 16:14, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
Oké, bedankt! Ik kan nergens iets vinden over de fotograaf van deze afbeelding, dus ik weet niet oif de rechten verlopen zijn. Groet, Vincentsc 05:36, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

If I missed a comment of yours...

...please drop me a short reminder with a link. Regards, --L.m.k 23:40, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

Will do! Siebrand 20:02, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

lack of licencing : Image:Cotisations_sociales_OCDE.png

Sorry, I was still working on the subject, and forgot to add licencing. thanks for your vigilance. MaCRoEco 14:01, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for letting me know. Cheers! Siebrand 20:02, 26 June 2007 (UTC)


Why is this image a problem? It was created in 1789. I got the scan from a website (I think in the U.S.A.) but it's difficult to see how they could claim copyright. What should I now do? Best wishes Robert In Ireland. The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) at 08:59, 25 June 2007 (UTC) (probably Notafly (talk · contribs) not signed in)

Why would you post in the middle of code like that, without logging in, without a signature, and without linking your image? What website did you get the image from? What's the full citation for the book? Some of these questions apply to all of your uploads, as we still need source and license or permission, even if the copyright has expired.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 17:16, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Image ...can't remember the full blinking name, now deleted

You left a message on my talk page. I left a message on my talk page.

It pointed out that the image page stated that I made it and that I uploaded it. There was no question whatsoever about that image.

I created it for a specific article. I used it in that article. I have discussed it at length within the article. Kindly get it back out of whatever bin it is now in , and put it back IN THE ARTICLE!

The article that it belongs in in Sistine Chapel ceiling and Grandma is reeeally p.oed this time! --Mandy 09:56, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

✓ Done see a few topics below. Siebrand 15:33, 27 June 2007 (UTC)


Ups. I accidently omitted licensing info. thx for the message. Masur 20:27, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

No problem. Cheers! Siebrand 20:00, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Re:Call to arms

Yes, sir, :) as soon as I fix the mess trying to add the javascript (I'd better scream for help), I'll come back to work on the welcome log. Cheers. Anna 23:05, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

w00t! Siebrand 19:58, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Re: Naming convention for audio files

Please take a look at my talk when you have a minute. Thank you, Aksera 03:41, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

✓ Done Siebrand 11:09, 27 June 2007 (UTC)


Hello, and thank you for your advice. I uploaded it by mistake. If somebody is possible, I expect deletion of this file. Tennen-Gas 12:40, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

✓ Done Siebrand 19:58, 26 June 2007 (UTC)


Hi! I've acquired this image from Indonesian WK, where is marked as Public Domain. Bye --Cloj 17:21, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Hi. Please tag your images if you would like them to find a home within this project. Good luck! Siebrand 19:57, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Jorge Magano

I'm sorry, but I don't see your advise before. I was send the permission to with date april 4, 2007. I will send permissions again. Bye. --Aelo 17:21, 26 June 2007 (UTC) (My english is so bad, I hope you understand me)

Great. Thanks for your understanding. Cheers! Siebrand 19:56, 26 June 2007 (UTC)


I'm sorry for this [stupid] question, but the user CommonsDelinker is a bot (in every project, in which it exists), right? --Bangin@de@ku ¤ ρø$τ 17:59, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Yes, CommonsDelinker is active on all current 714 Wikimedia wiki. -- Bryan (talk to me) 18:35, 26 June 2007 (UTC)
However, it is not a bot in every wiki. That is something communities can decide for themselves. Cheers! Siebrand 19:56, 26 June 2007 (UTC)


Image:SissiCockerSpaniel3.jpg im the author from the foto! thats mine dog! The preceding unsigned comment was added by Nannerl-Mozart (talk • contribs) at 18:07, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Excellent! {{Please tag images}} next time. Cheers! Siebrand 19:54, 26 June 2007 (UTC)


Tak, mogę rozwiązać ten problem. Jest to grafika mojego autorstwa. Dodam licencję. Przepraszam i pozdrawiam. Plati 18:41, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Sorry mate. English, German or Dutch. Cheers! Siebrand 19:53, 26 June 2007 (UTC)


when moving into commons bot placed it into inappropriate categories. Thanks --Drriad 18:52, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

I hope you fixed it. Cheers! Siebrand 19:53, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

MY Pictures

Hi Siebrand, thanks for your reply - but I don't know what happend - I uploaded every picture as public domain. Don't know what went wrong. I made them all for my pupils at school. How can I reset them to public domain? Greetings, and thanks for your help! --Lanzi 22:26, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

edit - i changed all to public domain-self. Think that solves my problem...
Yep, it does. Please also categorise your images. I have added a few guidelines to your talk page (in German, which may be easier for you). Cheers! Siebrand 22:34, 26 June 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick repley. I will categorise asap --Lanzi 18:26, 27 June 2007 (UTC)


Dear Siebrand, I found this picture in this site. It's the logo of this new politic party. I think that this image is copirighted. I also uploded this logo in it.wikipedia. Now I don't know what I can do. Sorry... Excuse-me for my english!!! --Senet 07:49, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your notification. I have deleted it. Cheers! Siebrand 11:07, 27 June 2007 (UTC)


Please delete the image, it is selfmade but the blank map of Europe i've used was not svg and the result was very very poor. Please delete the image, and if you encounter a black map of Europe in svg format please notify me.

✓ Done Siebrand 15:31, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Re Michelangelo plan

Thank you! --Mandy 15:11, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome. Siebrand 15:31, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Foutje in de errorhandling

Door een foutje in de errorhandling gaat er iets fout en ik kan niet zien wat. Kun je print >>sys.stderr, cgitb.text(sys.exc_info()) vervangen door traceback.print_exc(file = sys.stderr) ? -- Bryan (talk to me) 21:23, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

✓ Done Siebrand 22:30, 26 June 2007 (UTC)
Hij kwam twee keer voor, en de tweede keer zorgde juist voor problemen. En dat is nou net die die je niet vervangen hebt ;) -- Bryan (talk to me) 10:36, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
Helaas. Dat kan ik pas vanavond weer aanpassen... :( Siebrand 11:06, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
✓ Done Siebrand 15:30, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
Hm. Ok. Het probleem lijkt te zitten in het feit dat die buggy MySQLdb 1.2.1_p geen error returned als ping() niet werkt. Ik heb een nieuwe versie van naar CVS gecommit die dit zou moeten verhelpen. Overigens maakt de bot zichzelf nu wel dood als alle CheckUsages gecrashed zijn... -- Bryan (talk to me) 20:27, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Nieuwe versie van in cvs. -- Bryan (talk to me) 08:53, 28 June 2007 (UTC)


Hoi Siebrand wat is hier het probleem? Lijkt me toch een keurige bijlage als toestemming. Dan heeft mijn mail voor de andere foto´s inmiddels een nummer gekregen; Subject: Re: [Ticket#2007061410000477] Pictures and rice milling. Weet jij de status hiervan? Groeten, Sake-simon 23:45, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Ik heb de status in OTRS zojuist nagekeken. Wil je de volgende keer zo expliciet mogelijk door de rechthebbende laten aangeven dat een bepaalde specifieke licentie wordt verleend. Het materiaal dat je hebt doorgestuurd zou helemaal formeel niet in orde kunnen zijn.
Wat betreft Image:Cover_Twister.jpg: deze mail kan het beste worden uitgelegd als Wikipedia only (granted formal permission to use this in conjunction with the article). Dat is niet voldoende. Rechthebbende moet licenseren onder een vrije licentie. Zie ook Commons:Email templates. Groet, Siebrand 08:27, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
Dank je Siebrand, Kagami Biraki is nog niet vrijgegeven, staat nog rood. Ik ga er met degene die Twister gedownload heeft contact opnemen dat zijn licence niet goed genoeg is. Groeten, Sake-simon 00:51, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

RE: Image:Rocket lauchers.jpg

I, too, accidental uploaded an image before I'd completed description, etc., or added an own work, copyleft tag. I've now added Description, inlcuding <Permission>Copyleft: This work of art is free, you can redistribute it and/or modify it according to terms of the Free Art License. But I don't know how to change the tag. Anyway, "lauchers" is misspelled. Should I just wait for it to be deleted as "copywrong" and start over again? It isn't vital to the article that uses it. Pawyilee 06:54, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Please add {{self|FAL}} at the description page and remove the {{no license}} tag. Cheers! Siebrand 07:06, 28 June 2007 (UTC)


I see, you are a sysop, who is active at the moment. Because I am not able to edit wikimedia in the next weeks (see my German Userpage) please protect my userpage and my talk in commons [edit=sysop; move=sysop] to prevent vandalism. When I am back, I´ll request for unprotection. Thank you, __ ABF __ _ _ 08:42, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Hi ABF. Please clarify why you think this is necessary. Given the history of edits on the page, I see no reason for protecting your user page and talk page. Cheers! Siebrand 08:47, 28 June 2007 (UTC)
Hi siedebrand. My Pages in all wikis, I am active a bit are protected for the next time and i do not want the vandals, wich like my pages :( to disturb anyone in commons when i am away. I my be can not be active for a period of 2 - 4 weeks. __ ABF __ _ _ 08:52, 28 June 2007 (UTC)
Right. I am really against this practice if there is no reason for protecting. people no longer have a way to contact you on wiki. I'll add page protection for two week. Please investigate your reasons and consider not requesting this type of admin requests in the future. Siebrand 09:07, 28 June 2007 (UTC)


Sorry Siebrand,
Ik had een beetje problemen met het uploaden (probeerde eerst een bitmap formaat) en door dat gedoe vergat ik de licentie toen ik het een tweede keer ging uploaden. De licentie staat er inmiddels bij. Ik neem aan dat dit je enige probleem met deze afbeelding was ?
Groet Arwin7 09:38, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Yep. Ziet er prima uit zo. Dank je. Groet, Siebrand 10:49, 28 June 2007 (UTC)


Hi, please see my discussion here- I do not believe that all material on the imf website is in the public domain- please see discussion here Commons:Village_pump#Clarification_needed_over_IMF_material. Gustav VH 09:58, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, yeah, you have managed to keep us busy doing nothing. Siebrand 10:49, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Re: Call to arms

Hi Siebrand. At this moment I'm checking all users included in this list. Greetings. --Prevert(talk) 10:53, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

That IP

With all the unblock requests on. BIG history there across wikis including quite a bit of CU stuff, if you want any info let me know but treat with caution! They mailed me (via meta) to tell me that everything was ok then ignores mails seeking clarification of who they actually were. I sent an abuse report to the ISP. Just for info - regards --Herby talk thyme 12:58, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks Herby. I saw no reason to unblock and now even less :) Cheers! Siebrand 13:20, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

License status for Croatian flags and coats of arms

Hi. Today i saw your conversation with User:Zscout370(this). I'm from hr:wikipedia (croatian), and recently we got a writen permission from Zeljko Heimer, author of images of croatian county and cities flags and coats of arms. Author gave permission for wikipedia only, and all of this images on commons shold be deleted. Example on croatian wikipedia see. Also i saw that kind of permission from same author on en:wiki. I start to propose images for deletion yesterday (this or this). Thank you --Suradnik13 13:23, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Thank your for giving this clarity. Too bad we have to delete the images, but at least we know know what to do. Cheers! Siebrand 14:32, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Image:Sith and I plan.jpg

Dear Siebrand: I understand you must be vigilant, BUT this image is in the PD for 2 reasons:

1/ It has been printed in 1905 , more than 100 years ago
2/ It has been published by the municipality of Washington

Best regards --FLLL 15:19, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

A license tag would be helpful, I suggest {{PD-old}}. Also, please specify which Washington, and upload with a better name including an "x". Thanks!   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 16:33, 28 June 2007 (UTC)
The tag is being added automatically if the image does not contain a license 20 minutes after upload. Cheers! Siebrand 17:09, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Re= Image:Uncylogo.png

Thanx for your kind message, Siebrand. I have a little problem about the use and the license type, because it's not compatible with a WikiMedia Commons' Politics.
I'm just required at Inciclopedia -a Spanish wiki project like to Uncyclopedy- the apropiated permission for use it.
Adicionaly, Drini say me Commons don't accept any kind of logos, for example, Coke's logo, etc.
Can you help me about it? I think about it that any Wiki Project's logo is a fairy and free use, so it's can be used in Wiki Projects...
Please forgive my words English, my native language is Spanish. Bye bye.
--Altayre 17:09, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, like Spanish Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons does not accept fair use.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 17:54, 28 June 2007 (UTC)

Sculpture by Nina Akamu

Dear Siebrand. Please see Commons:Undeletion_requests/Current_requests#Image:Meijer_Gardens_01.jpg, as you deleted one of the images discussed as a {{derivative}} ([1]). --Kjetil r 11:04, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

✓ Done Siebrand 18:57, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Asia UN Subregions

Hello Siebrand.

I've tried to put the correct licence on the North Asia UN Subregion picture but I think it's not good. Can you help me with one picture and then I can do the others.

Thanks: Vervictorio

Replied at your talk page. Siebrand 18:57, 29 June 2007 (UTC)


In the big (and IMHO useless, but never mind) recategorization project of German towns and villages, you have, e. g., removed the category "Category:Kißlegg, Germany". I think it is outrageous to remove categories (that do no harm and are not misspelled or anything) and not check the interwiki links and change the incoming links as well. Alternatively, one could at least leave a rediret. Now, the commons link on de:Kißlegg leads to a non existant Commons page. I have spent hours and hours of time to link Commons from various local wikipedias. Deletions like yours make my work useless. --AndreasPraefcke 06:51, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Links to Commons from local projects usually use a template like {{CatCommons|CategoryName}}. I think you'd best make a request at the local wiki's request page for bot operators to change all redirects to Commons categories containing "X, Germany" to "X". That will leave less than 10 links as incorrect. Cheers! Siebrand 07:10, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

I second Andreas' comments. Thanks to your massive renaming of categories, lots of pages in the German (and probably other) Wikipedias are now pointing to non-existent categories. This renders these categories useless. Please fix the situation. I have no particular preferences as to whether the ", Germany" suffix should be included in the category name or not, but at least the old situation was working. It's not at all fair to mess things up and leave the burden of fixing it to others, as your response to Andreas suggests. -- Regards, Ssch 12:07, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Renaming categories for the Bürgerpark in Bremen

Hi Siebrand, I just came across some category names that have to be corrected since they are misspelled and would like to ask, if you could launch SieBot to clean it up?

Greetings from Bremen, –-Gepardenforellenfischer 19:23, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Please make those requests at User talk:CommonsDelinker/commands. Thanks. Siebrand 19:25, 29 June 2007 (UTC)
Okay, thanks for the information. --Gepardenforellenfischer 11:04, 1 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi Siebrand, I updated the source information for Imagen:Counties_of_England.png. Thanks, Rstewart 14:04, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. Siebrand 20:58, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

CommonsDelinker replaces with None

I noticed your bot replaced some images with "None" (see here). Please fix your code, I've blocked it for 8 hours. --.anaconda 19:19, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

I hope you have bloked without IP, because otherwise you have blocked all toolserver bots. The problem was fixed and the errors reverted. cheers! Siebrand 20:58, 30 June 2007 (UTC)
Sure :-) Thank you. --.anaconda 22:33, 30 June 2007 (UTC)


The print is more than 200 years old, and the artist must obiviously have been dead for more than 70 years. Can it be any copyright problem? What more can I do?


You should have added the template {{PD-old}}. Anyways, it is preferable to have a better source specified than just "print" (what print? where from?) -- Bryan (talk to me) 21:31, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

images cognac par rosier

bonjour, je ne comprends que difficilement l'anglais, donc j'ai du mal à suivre les directives. Toutes mes contributions qsont des photos que je fais moi-même et que je donne avec toutes les licences à tout le monde. Mais je ne fais peut-être des erreurs ? Merci de m'aider --Rosier 10:20, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Translating: hello, i don't understand very well english, so i cannot do what you want... All my contributions are my own pictures and i try to give all licences to make these pictures public... What are the mistakes when I upload the images to Wikipedia ? Please help me... Rosier 10:20, 1 July 2007 (UTC) withe the help (not very good) of Ddfree 11:34, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Answered at user's talk page. Siebrand 12:22, 1 July 2007 (UTC)


I have modificated the licensing of this file. Hopefully i did it in the right way. Could you let me know if its sufficient now the way it is? Thank you. Idéfix 13:02, 1 july 2007 (UTC)

100% OK now. Cheers! Siebrand 20:26, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License Not good enough?

Dear Siebrand,

You objected to my upload from the English wikipedia en:Image:Double-alaskan-rainbow.jpg, but this picture there has the "Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License" So what's wrong? Tx, Hansmuller 16:25, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi Hans. Please use CommonsHelper to preseve all information. There is a link in the welcome message on your talk page... Cheers! Siebrand 20:25, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

I do agree with Hansmuller : In 2006, IBM fundation has chosen creative commons sharealike for it's patents policy : this is usefull for new intellectual property marketplaces like wikipedia.

Wikipedia laurier wp.png

Wikipedia is GNU but it also uses CC licences

I have no idea which point you are trying to make. Could you be a little more elaborate? Cheers! Siebrand 20:29, 1 July 2007 (UTC)
You added Wikipedia is GNU but it also uses CC licences !. I still have no idea if you want to ask me something or just want to let me know the former. Wikipedia (if you mean all the online encyclopedias) is published under a GFDL license. On the articles, imaged license as cc-by and cc-by-sa are included. I confirm that. Cheers! Siebrand 07:31, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Dear Siebrand, Sorry if I was not clear. We want to use images with sharealike licence on wikipedia. So why did you delete my previous image with license cc-by-sa ?

about this sharealike report :$FILE/building_a_new_ip_marketplace-report.pdf

--Eurobas 07:43, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi Eurobas. I checked your upload history. Two of your images were deleted. None by me. Please be more specific. The IBM report indeed appears to be cc-by-sa, so it could be added to Wikimedia Commons. Please categorise and annotate your upoaded media files more carefully. Cheers! Siebrand 07:51, 2 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi, could you please delete all the files I've updated today ending in lg.svg (not gl.svg). I uploaded them with the wrong language code and I don't know how to change their name, so I'm uploading new ones. I'll check the licence - is there anything working wrong? I've selected Attribution ShareAlike 2.5, which was the original for the files in English, in the drop-down menu. I'll do it by hand, then. --Xosé 20:34, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi Xosé. Please use CommonsHelper when copying images. There should be link to it in the welcome message at the top of your user page. Cheers! Siebrand 20:57, 1 July 2007 (UTC)
Hi. I wasn't copying files, I was uploading new ones. The reason was I was substituting old jpg files for new svg ones and was working on a page a fellow contributor to the Galician wikipedia had created (Template:Pengo IUCN/gl). Please delete all the files with *lg.svg as they have the wrong name and I've uploaded the good ones with *gl.svg. Thanks. --Xosé 12:01, 2 July 2007 (UTC)
I've tried to help Xosé out at his usertalk. Finnrind 12:57, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Image Descroption

I guess that the problem has already been solved since the author has been added on the description page. Anyway, in case some information was lacking, you can go and see the picture on the English Wikipedia (here [2]). Thank you for warning me. Jonathan71 08:26, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Please always use CommonsHelper when copying content from a local wiki to Wikimedia Commons. Cheers! Siebrand 08:37, 2 July 2007 (UTC)


Hey bot, all my images are licensed in "Own work, copyleft (Multi-license GFDL, all CC-BY-SA)". Please check my edit history before marking for deletion… Thanks!--Minghong 11:13, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

That's great! Thank you for sharing. {{Please tag images}}, it ensures they survive ;) Cheers! Siebrand 19:00, 2 July 2007 (UTC)


Hello Siebrand,

please can you restore Image:Portalfilm2long2.jpeg? It's used by the German de:Portal:Film. Thanks in advance for your help. --HohesC 18:55, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

The image was deleted because there was no permission. It cannot be used under a free licence. That is why it was deleted. It will not be restored. Cheers! Siebrand 18:57, 2 July 2007 (UTC)


Author and source is given. --Yegoyan 18:36, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Please be more precise in providing your source and author. You are also claiming PD-old, but no date of creation and/or date of death of the author is mentioned. Cheers! Siebrand 18:59, 2 July 2007 (UTC)
It is during 1914-1918 the image creation. --Yegoyan 20:23, 2 July 2007 (UTC)


Thanks, I've forgotten to copy/paste the licence tag. Regards, F l a n k e r 19:40, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Cheers! Siebrand 21:18, 2 July 2007 (UTC)


Hello! I have added the date for Edwin, he lived in a duration of 1848-1919. [3] --ArmeniGen 20:26, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

See this also: [4] --ArmeniGen 20:29, 2 July 2007 (UTC)
Great. Could you please explain how a photographer that died in 1918 took a photograph in 1919 as is stated on Image:Refugearmenian.PNG? Cheers! Siebrand 21:20, 2 July 2007 (UTC)
Heh, I'm not lying :) my source says 1919 and I searched the authors birth date and it said that, and here is his birth date [5] it might be a different person. Also it says the authors name /Hesketh Collection will this work? --ArmeniGen 23:37, 2 July 2007 (UTC)


I have taken that photo... when I uploaded it I thought that I had put the license... --Gaúcho 20:45, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Nope, the text below was on the image description. Best upload the image again and add all required information. Cheers!
|Description= The Coppa Italia shown in the last AS Roma's match of the 2006-07 season in Stadio Olimpico
|Author= [[User:Gaúcho|Gaúcho]]

The preceding unsigned comment was added by Siebrand (talk • contribs) at 21:22, 2 July 2007 (UTC)


You have it! Cheers --Herby talk thyme 09:50, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

I do!? What? ;) Siebrand 09:52, 3 July 2007 (UTC)
OK, I got it. I already replied. Cheers! Siebrand 10:02, 3 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi Siebrand. Please delete these three images. Clear copyright violation (Source). My word. Gridge 19:15, 3 July 2007 (UTC).

Certainly, the user have acted in good faith (He's new at the Gridge 19:25, 3 July 2007 (UTC).
The first three images. I think that the rest is fine. Gridge 16:46, 4 July 2007 (UTC).


Sorry, I forget put the licensing to Image:Iglesia_de_Santo_Domingo_(Alcazar_del_Rey)-3.jpg and Image:Iglesia_de_Santo_Domingo_(Alcazar_del_Rey)-4.jpg. Now it's right, don't it? Thanks for your warning. --Midir 07:10, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Ehr, who is author D.D.L. Do you have permission to publish the media under the proposed license? Cheers! Siebrand 18:16, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Image:Altamira Bison.JPG

Hey Siebrand, deze afbeelding is een bronbestand voor het logo van Portaal:Prehistorie, zowel op nl als op fr. Is het mogelijk om deze terug te plaatsen hierom? Ik kan nu niets meer controleren. Ciell 09:18, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

De inhoud, exclusief cats was als onderstaand. Groet, Siebrand 09:21, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Vénus de Milo.jpg

Why was this image speedy deletion? It was also used in de:wikipedia. No warning or discussion. :( --Olliminatore 14:33, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Please see Commons:Deletion requests/Template:Sxc-warning for details. Cheers! Siebrand 14:39, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Soft redirects

Hi Siebrand, I have a question about your recent soft redirects. In cases like Anne_Louise_Germaine_de_Staël, wouldn't a regular redirect be better? Either that or create a new template because {{category redirect}} doesn't seem fitting. Thanks, Cbrown1023 talk 15:27, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Hmm, did I do that? ;) That must have been a mistake. In this case, a regular redirect is indeed better. I changed it (back). Cheers! Siebrand 15:29, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. But O_O, wow, fast reply! :) Cbrown1023 talk 15:47, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
Could have been quicker, but I was editing somewhere else :) Cheers! Siebrand 15:48, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Why did you not tell me your were going to delete File:Moka Express 2006-07-14.jpg?

Why did you just delete the image with out posting a note on my talk page? And why did you delete the image--Trounce 16:50, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

As you can see here, there was no free license for the image. Cheers! Siebrand 18:14, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

How to add licence

I've realized my mistake when I uploaded the image to Wikipedia, and really want to fix it so the image isn't remvoed. I know the exact licence to use, but am unsure of how to change it. If you can help, that would be delightful.N734LQ 08:13, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

You appear to have been writing about Image:Party_whistle_on_radio.jpg. Thank you for applying an appropriate license in this edit.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 04:06, 5 July 2007 (UTC)


is it good ? Thanks a lot... Ddfree 09:54, 1 July 2007 (UTC)

No, it was unlicensed and too small and had a border. You and Siebrand fixed those defects in subsequent edits and uploads.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 04:14, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Re Hello!

Reply TO-- 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 put the images into appropriate topic pages, categories, optionally galleries, or both of them (see Commons:Categories). To find good categories for your images, the CommonSense tool may help.

You can find a convenient overview of your uploaded files in this gallery.

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

Thank you. Siebrand 06:58, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

I have added it to Category:Lakes of Tibet Greatestprateek 10:24, 2 July 2007 (UTC)

Cheers! Siebrand 19:01, 2 July 2007 (UTC)
The above was in response to this edit. Thank you for adding Image:Mansarovar.jpg to that category in this edit.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 04:27, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank you

Your bot welcomed me; I am very familiar with Wikipedia, but I know nothing about Wikimedia Commons, I was wanting to copy my User page from Wikipedia onto Commons template style (like: {{en:wikipedia:User:Tcrow777}}), but that is not working.  Tcrow777  talk  01:12, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

The use of that syntax on Commons is not allowed. Yet. Please see 4547 Enable template inclusion from Commons (transclusion => interwiki templates, etc.) and 1126 Interwiki templates on Bugzilla for more information on doing it in the other direction. The variable that would need to be enabled to do exactly what you want appears to be "$wgEnableScaryTranscluding" on Commons; it is far more likely (IMHO) that "$wgEnableScaryTranscluding" would be enabled on English Wikipedia (for doing it in the other direction with {{commons:User:Tcrow777}} on English Wikipedia). Until that happens, please just copy/paste the wikitext and adjust to fit Commons, as I did. Thanks!   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 04:46, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Image:11h016.png and Image:22e169.png

Hi there. I noticed you put some template on these two images that the author/source is missing. If you actually would have read the page, you would have noticed that this information is in the Licensing tag. Source, author and license are all mentioned, so please remove the template. I know the images could have some more meaningfull names. I'll fix that. Van der Hoorn 16:39, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

A license tag is not a declaration of own work. Please add such a statement in text. Most preferably use {{information}} to well document your assets. Cheers! Siebrand 18:15, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
It was there! (Licensing tag asin Licensing caption). Below the actual license template, the information on author, etc. was explicitely mentioned in textual form. Again: _read the page_ before you apply some fancy template.
Van der Hoorn 18:48, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
Link de volgende keer alsjeblieft direct naar het materiaal. Dan is de authenticiteit veel eenvoudiger vast te stellen. Groet, Siebrand 21:13, 4 July 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for your help. I have just put a license. Please advice me if it is correct or well done. Rgs --Al2 19:38, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

I accept that you took the picture of the statue, but did you also make the statue? If you did not, who made it, and when did they die? The picture appears to have been taken in a museum. What museum? Who owns the statue, if not the museum? How/where/when did they get it? How do they describe the statue? All of this information would be helpful in determining if the statue is still protected by copyright, whether Berne Convention or laws specific to Chile.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 05:20, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Re: Image:466px-Stanisław Kostka Potocki - grobowiec.jpg

Needed information was added, I think the tag can be deleted. Pko 20:36, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

"466px-" should be removed - that does not apply to the larger image. Also, you need to document the licensing for the underlying work, the actual grave marker. Is it "on the publicly accessible roads, streets, squares or gardens"? Who created it? Please see COM:FOP#Poland. Thanks!   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 05:27, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Fair Use problems in Spanish Wikipedia

Hello Siebrand, I have for long tried to upload images that serve as the main identification for the article Fórum Universal de las Culturas 2007 bu i have encountered the following problems: in the Spanish version of wikipedia, uploading images directly to Wikipedia is impossible, and I get redirected to Commons in spanish version, where there is no Fair Use option on the pull down menu. I am meerel trying to upload images of the event, I AM the owner and creator of those images and have found it very frustrating so far. Please advise, thank you. Armontfort

Hi Armontfort. You can under no circumstances upload media without a free license here. So if you are the copyright holder of the material you have a choice: license it with a free license and use it, and allow others to use it for any purpose, without restrictions, with attributions and/or share-alike, or do not license it and do not use it... There's nothing in between I'm afraid... Cheers! Siebrand 22:36, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
Hello Siebrand, I have tried to license it with free licenses and it still gets deleted. I have no intention in infringing copyright laws and i have ABSOLUTELY no problem in letting anyone use the image. This has been since the first times, and still no suceess. Cheers, Armontfort
You can use the method as noted on {{no permission}}. Be sure to not mention 'fair use' in your descriptions and give the media a free license (cc-by(-sa), GFDL, FAL or PD). Cheers! Siebrand 22:43, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Image:Rogier van der Weyden - Portret van een Vrouw.jpg

Hee Siebrand. Waarom heb je de lijst verwijderd van dit schilderij? Ik heb de foto toch zelf gemaakt? Huskyoog.jpg Husky (talk to me) 11:13, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

3D (lijsten) vallen niet onder PD-art... Siebrand 11:22, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
Wel als ze in het publieke domein vallen, en dat lijkt me geldig voor die lijst van het schilderij van Van der Weyden. Huskyoog.jpg Husky (talk to me) 11:33, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
*zeker* weten dat die lijst niet door iemand is gemaakt die nog geen 70 jaar dood is? (ik probeer je niet te pesten) Siebrand 11:34, 5 July 2007 (UTC)


Hopefully I now have done this correctly. I thought from rading the documetnation that the pd tag was assumed from the description tag. Guess I was wrong. Hopefully. I got this right now. --Akc9000 12:58, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Very accurate correction. Cheers! Siebrand 21:37, 5 July 2007 (UTC)


For info - IP of new one you blocked is now blocked, must have missed that one. Thanks & regards --Herby talk thyme 12:49, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Hmm, I do not even remember blocking something Ferrol related today, but I guess you're right. Thank you for being so thorough. Cheers! Siebrand 21:36, 5 July 2007 (UTC)


It seems that you have deleted a photograph from my article on the Battle of the Bulge which shows Adolph Hitler. You will find that photograph at the following source link: [6], which was published by the US Army Center for Military History. - CORNELIUSSEON 14:49, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

You appear to have a stuck CAPS key on your keyboard and you need glasses to read the message in orange at the top of this page. Cheers! Siebrand 21:35, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Image:Basketball court 1892 01.svg

HI, I upload this file error, please delete it, thank you. Msnox 14:59, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

✓ Done Siebrand 21:35, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Image:Schleienloecher2-1- C.jpg

Sorry, I forgot the licence template when I uploaded the edit. It's done now. Vassil 16:03, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your prompt and adequate response. Please reference the original image to be complete. Cheers! Siebrand 21:33, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Image:Jonathan Livingston Seagull figure.jpg

This picture was composed by me from two images that were both from Wikipedia Commons. I have never uploaded it into SXC or anywhere else and I have surely granted GFDL. What is wrong with the picture? Audriusa 20:27, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

It appears other have helped you already. Cheers! Siebrand 21:30, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

RE: Please give images better names

Hi! I'm new here so I still can't manage properly the categories, or the best way to name the pictures. I promise you I'll read about this subject.

Thanks for the Welcome message! --EL PAPAUPA 20:31, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome. Have fun. Please do not hesitate to ask before acting. Cheers! Siebrand 21:34, 5 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi, Siebrand Op 28/06 is Cat:Guernica vervangen door Cat:Gernika. Ik heb net een paar foto's opgeladen van Flickr. en ontdek deze verandering. Waar vind ik de diskussie? Om ook maar iets bij te dragen: waarom het algemeen (internationaal) bekende Guernica, wat toch wel voor iets staat, door het meer eng-nationalistische (Baskische) Gernika. Ik begrijp het probleem in Spanje, maar toch niet op Wikimedia Commons Graag een reactie--Gerardus 09:41, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Hoi. Op Wikimedia Commons gebruiken we voor namen van categorieen de Engelstalige namen voor plaatsnamen en woorden. Wil je a.u.b. wat links geven naar de Engelstalige bronnen en de cats zoals ze hier nu staan of zoudne moetne staan? Dan zal ik zorgdragen voor een adequate afhandeling. Groet, Siebrand 11:02, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
Siebrand, in de engelstalige wikipedia heet het artikel echt: en:Guernica (town) (evenzo de spaanse wp. es:Guernica) Gernika wordt wel als plaatsnaam gehanteerd in dit artikel maar deze naam is eigenlijk de huidige Baskische variant, die er kennelijk ook bij toeristen wordt ingeheid. Mijn bedoeling met Guernica was een rubriekje te starten
(ondercategorie:Guernica Memorial) met ook beelden van Picasso's muurschildering naar zijn werk Guernica. Wat nu?--Gerardus 11:25, 6 July 2007 (UTC)
Ik twijfel niet aan de waarheid van je argumentatie, ik vroeg slechts om bronnen. Ik heb de links zelf aangebracht. Ik zal de categorie hernoemen. Groet, Siebrand 11:31, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

And another Ferrol

Thanks for catching it. I'd blocked the IP already because of edits but the account had been created about 10 mins before my block! Cheers --Herby talk thyme 07:22, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

I"m trying to keep up with COM:WL and working my way back. Pretty much all new users in the past 10 days have had their contributions checked. Unfortunately only about two other users habitually and systematically check new user's contributions. My efforts to try and drag more users into it have failed so far. If you ahve any ideas, please do not hesitate to execute them... Cheers! Siebrand 07:24, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
I'm checking ranges of IPs from time to time now - I think we will get there in the end. As to newbies contributions I usually run through the new pages a couple of times a day. I really don't have the licensing expertise that some of you have but if I clear the "out of scope" stuff it saves others, cheers --Herby talk thyme 09:41, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

Why not .html?

Hi, Siebrand. I have a question for you (maybe, otherwise redirect me please). Drawings made with Geogebra (see site) can be saved as html very small interactive files. Why doesn't Commons allow the uploading of such files? Ciao, --Fracqua 10:37, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

I do not really know. We for example also not allow ShockWave flash and AVI extensions. Best ask for further comment in COM:VP. Cheers! Siebrand 10:39, 7 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi. This is entirely my own work and I don't understand about what permission you asking for. Regards Redro 13:32, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi Redro, the author mentioned is SERCE (which is not you). As you do not have a user page on which you state Redro is SERCE, I must assume that the two are not the same. This makes it impossible to comfirm the author status and the license status of the image. Please fix this. Cheers! Siebrand 17:23, 7 July 2007 (UTC)


HI! yesterday you or your robot tagged my image Image:Escudo-Ciudad-de-San-Juan-Argentina.gif with {{no permission since/}} but the thing is that I need no permission to publish since the image is in public domain (Published first time in 1946, as stated on that page). If anyhow the permission is needed, I'll try to get it. --Ndemiguel 13:32, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

I asked for an expert opinion on Commons_talk:Licensing#Argentinian_coats_of_arms:_export_opinion_needed. Will let you know if the image is (still) in danger of being deleted. Cheers! Siebrand 17:36, 7 July 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for your advise. Really, I only upload pictures made for me. Excuse my poor english--Drow male 15:08, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

No problem. You are most welcome. Please check the following message for a short overview: {{please tag images}}. Cheers! Siebrand 17:25, 7 July 2007 (UTC)


ya ok I sorry no hablo ingles

Ya he colocado las licencias, se me habian olvidado

gracias--Papix 15:51, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

And I do not speak Spanish. However, checking your contributions I noticed that you added licenses to two of your contributions. Thanks! {{please link images}}... Cheers! Siebrand 17:33, 7 July 2007 (UTC)


Hello Siebrand,

I, Ioan-Mihai Gale created the image that I submitted and I believwe that accordingly I have submitted the correct licence. I've mentioned that it is one of my works and accordingly I licence it to be freely used, so I don't see why it should be regarded as a candidate to speedy deletion.

Thank you.

Yours truly,
Ioan-Mihai Gale
Hi Ioan-Mihai Gale. I was (and am) under the assumption that you have (re)created the logo of an organisation as a derivative work. If that is true, you are not allowed to publish their logo under a free license without their permission. If my assumption is incorrect, please make your relationship to the organisation (and possibly a link to the organisation) clear in the information provided on Image:HIDRO_CONSILIUL_ELEVILOR_-A-.PNG. Cheers! Siebrand 17:29, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

I upload a new version of that file

Hello, i upload a new version of that file, you can delete Image:Rómulo_Gallegos_Sculpture.jpg

Thanks for the information Guillermo Ramos Flamerich

✓ Done Cheers! Siebrand 17:26, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

cc-sa or cc


I checked the license of website, again. I hadn't make a mistake.

It says:

Current and higher resolution of the above images have been distributed under Creative Commons Share Alike license. The image link looks to be incorrect. I've mailed them to correct image link or text. Cheers.--Soroush83 18:26, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
Thank you for your trouble. Cheers! Siebrand 18:41, 7 July 2007 (UTC)


Bonjour, j'ai vu que vous maîtrisez le français, et je pense que vous comprenez mieux le français que je ne parle anglais. Si vous ne comprenez pas une partie de mon message, dites le et je tenterai de vous le traduire. J'ai ajouté des informations dans la ligne "source" de l'image GlucoseTeX.PNG et si cela ne permet pas de la replacer sous la licence nécessaire, dites pourquoi s'il-vous-plait. Si vous souhaitez me répondre, faites-le sur ma page User Talk, un mail me sera envoyé pour m'en avertir. Merci

I think that you mean to say that you have added the required information. I'll go and check and let you know if something is still not in order. Cheers! Siebrand 20:16, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
OK, I checked. Please add a license (like {{PD-self}} or {{self|GFDL|cc-by-2.5}}). Without a license, we cannot (re)use your work. Cheers! Siebrand 20:17, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
Told Yvn the same in French on his talk. NielsF talk/overleg/discussion/discussione 20:55, 7 July 2007 (UTC)


La imagen fue creada por compañeros míos junto con mi ayuda; en el ayuntamiento de Mieza donde trabajamos, esta foto fue elegida una de las más representativas de Castilla y León, no creo que deba borrarse--Sandrahx 20:50, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

Traducción en holandes: "De foto is gemaakt door kameraden van mij gezamenlijk met mijn hulp; in de gemeente Mieza waar we werken is deze foto gekozen als een van de meest representatieve van Castilla y León, ik vind niet dat hij verwijderd moet worden" (losse pols, maar strekking klopt wel). NielsF talk/overleg/discussion/discussione 21:03, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
Gekopieerd naar deletion request, ik vraag even een Spaanstalige om een fatsoenlijke Engelse vertaling. NielsF talk/overleg/discussion/discussione 21:06, 7 July 2007 (UTC)


I uploaded 3 images (Image:Floro_Bartolomeu_e_Pe._Cícero.jpg, Image:Pe-Cícero.jpg and Image:Padre-Cicero.jpg). You said this images may be deleted because doesn't specify who created the content. I saw this images in websites and I already added the links. I think that this images are public domain because the people of the pictures died more than 70 years ago, then the copyright has expired. Thanks--Papel BR 21:33, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

You misunderstand copyright. The author must have died 70 years or more ago. Please specify source and author so we can determine if the images are the public domain. Cheers! Siebrand 21:48, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

Image:Momusu live2007.jpg


I've sent a copy of the e-mail correspondence between the photographer (a fan, not a pro) and myself regarding the use and ownership of this image. I hope it helps. Any more problems, please do not hesitate to contact me. -- Cjmarsicano 23:21, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

A copy of the correspondence, just in case...

Hi, the following is a copy of the forwarded e-mail I sent to the Wikimedia Commons' permission department or whatever it actually is... --CJ Marsicano 03:27, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

✓ Done. I looked it up in OTRS and added a reference to the permission. Thank you for making the effort. Cheers! Siebrand 08:49, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Peter Ustinov images

I have now added the source of the images to all three images. Could you please let me know whether what I have written is enough, or whether further information is required. Thank you. Figaro 04:32, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi Figaro. A license is still missing. Without it, we cannot (re)use your images. Also, please {{provide better quality}}. Cheers! Siebrand 08:51, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Gandhi speeches


Why did you delete Gandhi speeches? No warning, no proper deletion procedures, and "not edited for 147 days" is a pretty weak statement. Thanks, Yann 10:24, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi Yann, could you please link me to one of the objects? That way I can see what happened. I think the files were deleted because they were licensed with an invalid license. Cheers! Siebrand 10:40, 8 July 2007 (UTC) (p.s. going away for the day, I might not answer the next 12 or so hours).

about Image:Sadeq-Hedayat.jpg

I do not think its copyright has any problem but meticulously it has. I've explained in details on my talk page. Please continue the discussion there.thanks--Soroush83 23:25, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

License has been changed to {{PD-Iran}}, I believe this should be ok now? Finn Rindahl 00:19, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
I asked about the source in this edit. The user talk page section Soroush83 referred to above is User talk:Soroush83#Image Tagging Image:Sadeq-Hedayat.jpg.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 05:43, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
If the problem is that source isn't given, this probably affects all the images in Sadegh Hedayat :-( --Finn Rindahl 09:45, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
That assessment appears to be correct. Cheers! Siebrand 09:49, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
Dear all, I have just had a message from User talk:Jeff G. asking me to be specific about where I have the photograph of Sadeq Hedayat ([7]) from. I could tell this, however decline to do so, for the reason that this request has no legal basis; at best the answer to this question will satisfy the curiosity of some individuals and I have no desire to satisfy other people's curiosities just for the sake of appearing helpful or nice. (Most sincerely, I have a personal antipathy against everything that remotely reminds me of the old East-German practices; for those who do not know where I am referring to, please read something about the practices of Stasi ([8]).) As is well-known, Sadeq Hedayat died in 1951 through committing suicide. As far as I am aware, he even died intestate and that is why his writings and his photographs are all over the place. Now, the photograph in question shows Hedayat at arount 1920, some five years before he went to France for the first time. The photograph is made in Tehran and therefore by all international laws its copy-right status falls under the jurisdiction of the Iranian copy-right laws, according to which any photograph taken and published before 1977 is at present public property. It follows that the question regarding the provenance of this particular photograph of Hedayat's is utterly irrelevant (this to my best judgement, and I use "utterly irrelevant" in its purely legal sense, since I am well aware of the fact that this question has what one may call `curiosity value', a substance on which gossip magazines thrive). Aside from this legal matter, suppose that I told that I had this photograph from an individual named X. The immediate question would be "Where had X this photograph from?". Evidently, the sequence of this question, or those such as this, cannot be terminated except by using one's common sense.
Lastly, may I mention one issue which greatly disturbs me? My experiences of the past two weeks on Wikipedia are convincing me that Wikipedia is beginning to turn into a talking shop; the ratio of the amount of time that I have in this period spent on doing something useful on Wikipedia to the amount of time that I have in the same period spent on responding to people's messages, is to a very good approximation equal to zero. If this trend continues, I am affraid that sooner or later I will stop all my activities on Wikipedia --- I strongly believe that all these talks that we are having, interesting as they might be if one had nothing else to do in life, merely amount to creating heat in the virtual space. Let us do what we are here to do, rather than generating pages upon pages of useless texts on the origin of a particular photograph of a man who died over half a century ago! With kind regards, --BF 14:06, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
Further to my above message, for completeness, I joined the "commons" just for the purpose of placing the above message in this page. I was made to do so by the fact that my registration with En.Wikipedia proved not to be sufficient for saving messages on Commons.Wikipedia. My actual page, on En.Wikipedia, is: [9] (there is absolutely nothing interesting to be found on the latter page, however I felt that my explicit reference to my past activities on Wikipedia would otherwise seem vastly inaccurate on discovering that I have been here, on the commons, for no more than an hour). With kind regrads, --BF 14:59, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
You appear to like writing long messages. I will be short: we require well sourced media material with a valid free license. If you upload media without fulfilling the requirements, your uploaded media gets deleted and if you persist, you will be denied your priviledge to contribute. Cheers! Siebrand 21:39, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
You seem taking too much liberty in addressing people who find this manner of writing disrespectful and inadmissible, but perhaps you are not to blame; you may not know better. On the other hand, you may know better but cannot help showing your true colours in adderssing people who are likely to be brown. In short, you are just an utterly rude (onbeschaafd, als dat jou iets zegt) person and I do not feel this to be a place for me to be in one moment longer. --BF 22:25, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
BF, see en:Wikipedia:No personal attacks. Have a nice day. Finn Rindahl 23:03, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
I read copyright laws in Iran exactly and discovered that there is no need to death of the owner of that picture and copyrights expires just 30 years after publication for some works like photographies and cinema films and... so I boldly remove the tag from the picture. PD is correct in this way. If you are not sure ask others who are familiar with those laws. e.g. en:User:Roozbeh(Who is an admin in or en:User:Behaafarid(an Admin in, I asked Behaafarid to get sure,too.--Soroush83 05:49, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
I can believe that is true. However, without establishing who the author is (mentioning source), we cannot establish that media have originated from Iran and are under that country's copyright rules. I will check your edits and revert where you removed any tags in error. Cheers! Siebrand 07:00, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for correcting my tags on some pages and ... I'll pay attention on them. But about Hedayat picture I can name the name and pulication or his floating pictures on the web as the source. They are all in PD. I'll find a source for it and others if possible and remove the tag then. Cheers.--Soroush83 09:18, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
I have effectively renamed Sadegh Hedayat to Sadeq Hedayat and established Category:Sadeq Hedayat based on w:Sadeq Hedayat.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 19:28, 8 July 2007 (UTC)
That discussion formerly at User talk:Soroush83#Image Tagging Image:Sadeq-Hedayat.jpg is now archived at User talk:Soroush83/Archive 1#Image Tagging Image:Sadeq-Hedayat.jpg.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 16:53, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Situation of pictures I've uploaded

You uploaded two different pictures of her, surely Commons has room for both (given sources).   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 19:49, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

got so tired.Completed... I think I'd better not to upload any pix from other wikis. They always had problems. And there are some pictures I believe must be deleted, however you do not know Persian. I'd uploaded when I was not completely familiar to copyright rules with another username. I'd reported them to another admin before but did not take care. --Soroush8310:47, 7 July 2007 (UTC) --Soroush83

Thanks for the help. Cheers! Siebrand 10:40, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
I'm Soroush, but cuurent username is User:Soroush83. If you look at my contributions and User:Soroush83 page, you'll understand. Please do not edit my user or user talk page. they are deleted by my request. I had uploaded some pictures that I had taken them from somewhere which copyright status were not announce so , I mistakenly considered them in PD. For example for images from I e-mailed them becuase the request of sb and they put this sentence(کلیه حقوق مادی و معنوی متعلق به مجموعه دهکده چوبین نیشابور می باشد ) in their site to announce they are protected by copyright law. I had told[10] about this to User:Lar, but s/he might have forgotten that. I hope you take care at this problem please. Look at my username in the history. I sign with my new username.--Soroush83 11:20, 7 July 2007 (UTC)
Do not forget to read the above. Thanks.--Soroush83 17:41, 7 July 2007 (UTC)



The author and copyright status of this image are described in the English Wikipedia, from which I took the photograph: Here we can read that the author himself uploaded the file. Not being the author, I simply cannot repeat the tag. This is why I wrote As described in the above link, but honestly, I don’t know whether this is the specified formula for such cases. If you could give me further information I would be very grateful. (Sorry for my poor English, this is not my mother tongue) J.M.Domingo 20:55, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Please use CommonsHelper to transfer all required information. You can find a link on the welcome message on your talk page. Cheers! Siebrand 20:58, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

about Image:Listato_esempio_javascript.png

hi; I'm sorry I don't know very much about copyright and licenses.
I created that image by myself editing a screenshot from Bluefish Editor, that is relased under GNU GPL license. Is it right to use the PD-self template or not? thank you, --Ramac 08:01, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Is it ok? thank you, --Ramac 08:35, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
Unfortunately not. I have added the template. Please fill it out. Cheers! Siebrand 08:37, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

ineligibility for copyright

Hi, I uploaded some files which are ineligible for copyright. I specified the ineligibility using the {{PD-ineligible}} tag and also specified the source (self made and from other wikis). yet you put warnings that the files have no sufficient information and will be deleted.

I don't understand what is wrong! can you please explain?

We require sourcse for every media file we host. You have failed to mention explicite sources. Please add those, so your copyright claims (or the absense of them) can be verified. Cheers! Siebrand 08:30, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
What about [picture]? I think that "English Wikipedia" is a very explicite source. Christofer Robin 09:51, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
Please use CommonsHelper when copying content from another wiki to here. You can find the link in the welcome message on your talk page. Cheers! Siebrand 09:53, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
You know what, with all these procedures you are welcome to delete all the files i uploaded. the beautiful thing about wiki projects is that you keep it simple. I do not intend to spend any more time on this...I just uploaded few music notes exmples that are ineligible for copyright anyway, and I start getting alerts on my discussion page every day... Christofer Robin 14:39, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
Please understand that we are all part of this collaborative project. Especially regarding media, we need to enforce certain minimum standards to not run into legal trouble that will undermine the continuity of the Wikimedia Foundation. I understand that you may be hesitant to make the effort, but I sure hope you will. If you do not, the images will indeed be deleted within the process the community has agreed upon. Cheers! Siebrand 14:42, 9 July 2007 (UTC)


[11] is a personal attack, no? Bloccalo per 1-12 mesi, è inaccettabile (translate: can you block Elborgo for 1-12 months for personal attacks. It unaceptably)

I cannot read the language you are writing and that is in the edit you refer to. If you think it does not belong there, please remove it. Cheers! Siebrand 08:52, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
Aggiungo [12]

CommonsDelinker problem

The delinker just ran ( or is currently still running) a replacement of several duplicate images of flags of Brazilian states. During the process on the Simple wikipedia, while it worked fine with standard image tags, when it edited the page simple:Flags of Brazilian states which shows the images in gallery mode, instead of replacing the old image, it is adding the new image name to the old one (ie. Image:Bandeira de Mato Grosso do Sul.svg is changed to Image:Flag_of_Mato_Grosso_do_Sul.svgBandeira de Mato Grosso do Sul.svg). The image links have been repaired, but I thought it best to alert you to the problem as it could be affecting all wiki's which used Commons. Creol 11:53, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for the notice. I'll imediately signal the programmer of the tool. Please be assured. We keep a log of the edits the bot has made and we will check related changes later today. Cheers! Siebrand 11:54, 9 July 2007 (UTC)


Wow! You deserve a barnstar for your work just today. --Meno25 14:57, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, Meno25. I do this 5 days a week ;) Cheers! Siebrand 14:58, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Wie, wat waar vandalisme?

Waar is dan sprake van vandalisme? Ik bescherm gewoon mijn eigen werk, daar dit nu onder copyrights valt. Erik Creugers 17:50, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

2 uur geblokkeerd + uitleg op op Creugers. NielsF ? (en, nl, fr, it) 17:57, 9 July 2007 (UTC)


I just changed the license to an appropriate one. Thanks. Jmdesbois 11:25, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Please link to the location where you got the image from (i.e. mention the source). Cheers! Siebrand 11:26, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
The image is from a book. Shall I mention the title of it ? Jmdesbois 13:39, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
Yes, if possible also ISBN and page number. Cheers! Siebrand 13:41, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
OK I do it. Jmdesbois 13:42, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
I did it. Is it OK ? Jmdesbois 17:19, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
Please can you give me an answer so that I can use the picture ? Thanks. Jmdesbois 12:21, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
I removed the no-source tag. It's ok now. -- Bryan (talk to me) 12:38, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Bedankt !

Dank je wel voor je waarschuwingen - ik wil het categoriseren op Commons nog wel eens vergeten. Ik zal alle achterstand wegwerken en er volgende keer gelijk aan denken. Prettige dag en succes ! Yerounn 14:20, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Dank hje wel voor je begrip en actie, Yerounn. Veel plezier en succes. Groet, Siebrand 14:21, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
Ik heb alles gecategoriseerd... ik snap alleen niet waarom de twee afbeeldingen die je vermeld Image:Turfschip.jpg en Image:Reitdiep 2.JPG niet goed zijn. Zou je mij dat alsjeblief willen uitleggen, dan probeer ik dat ook goed te maken. Yerounn 21:25, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
Turfschip: Olde foto, vermoedelek rechtenvri'j op bron (niet goed genoeg), en Reitdiep heb ik inmiddels zelf opgelost (zie geschiedenis van die pagina). Groet, Siebrand 21:27, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Bot help needed

May I ask you for a favor? Could you please fill empty Source field in Information template in images I uploaded? Alex Zelenko, my brother when author is Alex Zelenko, my brother, and Hanna Zelenko, my mother when author is Hanna Zelenko, my mother. Images names are beginning from Belarus-. Thank you. --EugeneZelenko 16:09, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Hmm, that requires some regexing above my head, I'm afraid. Best ask User:Bryan. It's easy for him, I think. Cheers! Siebrand 16:26, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
Thank you, I asked Bryan. --EugeneZelenko 14:53, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

problem on hr:wiki

I fix this. :-)

Andrej Šalov 17:20, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. We are aware of the issue and will fix it as soon as we can. Thank you for fixing it at hr.wp. Cheers! Siebrand 17:22, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
Issue in the bot should have been resolved. Cheers! Siebrand 23:11, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Coat of arms Simmerath, Germany


thank you very much for your hints on the problems. I'm not very known in this license things, but as far as I learned, the coat of arms are free for publishing them in Wikipedia/wikimedia, aren't they? Im also not very known in editing my own user page FZohren. Perhaps you could help me a little? Atthe moment, I'm drawing many coats of arms for cities as SVG, such as for: Simmerath, Monschau, Rees, Kevelaer, Uehlfeld, Kempen, Kerken, Kalkar, Kleve. (you can see them in the german Wikipedia)

Regards, Fabian

Please add at least {{PD-Coa-Germany}} and the license under which you want to release your work (see: Commons:Lizenzen). Furthermore, think about adding appropriate categories. See for example [13] what I did there. You can sign your posts on talkpages with ~~~~ (4x tildes). Wenn du Hilfe auf Deutsch brauchst, bitte frage es im Forum. NielsF ? (en, nl, fr, it) 23:48, 9 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi, I was reassured by the author to may upload the picture to the commons for free and common use, and was sure to have licensed it under GNU. Was this wrong? Kotofeij K. Bajun 03:49, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

(copied from Bajuns talk)I believe the problem is that there is no written permission from the author, qoute: "If you did not create it, you must usually ask the copyright holder for permission to release it under one of the allowed licenses, and the written permission (or a link to it) must also be provided on this page." Finn Rindahl 09:23, 10 July 2007 (UTC)


I have updated the Talk page and removed the tag. The image is my copyright, I have cleared stated the GNU license. --DuncanBCS 11:10, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Please fill in a complete template {{information}} with the image and state all relevant information for determining the copyright. Cheers! Siebrand 11:14, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Bild aus Wikipedia: Hilfe: Bilder entfernt

Hallo Siebrand (oder Bot von dir)
Du hast soeben das Bild der Hauskatze aus der de:Hilfe:Bilder#Standard gelöscht. Ich habe dieses Bild aber soerst eben hochgeladen (es ist meine eigene, selbstfotografierte Katze), da ich sah, dass dort eine Lücke klaffte und ich habe auch eine Lizenz hinzugefügt. Es wäre somit also alles rechtens... Stelle die Site doch bitte wieder her oder ersetze das Bild ggf. durch ein anderes...
Liebe Grüsse Marc Schmid 14:43, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi Mark, the image was deleted because it came from and contained {{sxc-warning}}. Cheers! Siebrand 15:25, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Misnamed and unlicensed trogon images

Sorry, I made some dumb mistakes (though I blame my computer for one of them). Image:Apaloderma_narina1.jpg and Image:Trogon5crop.jpg can be deleted any time anyone feels like it. —JerryFriedman 15:35, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, blame it on the machine. It should do what you think you tell it to do, not what you actually tell it to do. ;) Thanks for fixing things. Cheers! Siebrand 16:11, 10 July 2007 (UTC)


I have posted a belated reply to your message on my user disc and would be grateful if you could leave me a note there. Many thanks in advance, --Otfried Lieberknecht 17:14, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Question answered (I guess) on User talk:Otfried Lieberknecht. NielsF ? (en, nl, fr, it) 17:23, 10 July 2007 (UTC)


Sorry- forgot it, fixed it :-) --Noclador 18:40, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Wow. That's a fine COA! Thanks. Cheers! Siebrand 18:42, 10 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi! I fixed copyright licence yesterday for picture above. Could you please check is everything ok now? --Modra 13:32, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi Modra. We also need a real source for the image (where did it come from before it was added to hr.wp? Cheers! Siebrand 13:36, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
It was in the original upload date, link verified by me and added. I removed {{no license}} Finn Rindahl 18:01, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
Thank you both for patience and help. I will be better at this next time, sorry. :) --Modra 20:54, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
No problem at all. My first few uploads were also deleted because I didn't know any better. Cheers! Siebrand 20:59, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

Image:Cliomk1 facelift.jpg

Why did you put the tag with instructions to delete the image in both ordinary Wikipedia, and in the one that I didn't add to in Wikipedia Commons? I am asking this as it clearly states on the image licencing on the original Wikipedia image that I created this jpg image, therefore it doesn't need any further source information!!

Please respond to this comment on [Wikipedia user page] as soon as you read this message, and can you also clearly explain what is wrong with the licencing information already in use. Dreamweaverjack 22:26, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

As I had created this image, would it be alright to use the {{GFDL-self}} tag to show that I am the owner of the copyright for this, and all of the images of vehicles that I have uploaded? Please respond to my user-talk page if you have any further questions that you would like answered by me. Thanks Dreamweaverjack 23:04, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
In principle all free licenses a copyright holder gives are fine here. The problem was that you hadn't claimed copyright in the required way by explicitely stating the photograph was own work. This can be done by adding 'own work', 'I made this photograph' or a similar small sentence. In the above paragrpahs you have, so there is no problem ;) My tagging was primarily triggered by the small dimension of the image and it's fairly professional setup; I was thinking it might be a case of copyfraud. Cheers! Siebrand 07:10, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

RE: Image:IMG_5537_giraff_portrait.JPG

Done. Thank you.--02:46, 11 July 2007 (UTC)Mbz1

looks fine now. Nice image. Thanks for your contributions. Cheers! Siebrand 07:08, 11 July 2007 (UTC)


Thanks Siebrand - I'll hopefully go on channel later and maybe try Bryan anyway, cheers --Herby talk thyme 08:22, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome. Cheers! Siebrand 12:10, 11 July 2007 (UTC)


Author is unknown. Source was already given. the date was written in description. forgot to add tag.--Redtigerxyz 11:43, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Excellent. Cheers! Siebrand 12:10, 11 July 2007 (UTC)


hello Siebrand, thanks for the message and pointing it out to me, I shall take a look into it. sincerely Gryffindor 12:19, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Excellent! Thank you for your help (although you are already very active ;P). Cheers! Siebrand 12:26, 11 July 2007 (UTC)


Why you delete move request if you dont move a pictures ? That 8 pictures are in wrong category - they shuld be in Category:4 (number) --Pmgpmg 13:10, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Will happen in a bit. The commands have been queued and are waiting for a bot that will start running when I get home ;) Siebrand 13:33, 11 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi Siebrand, I wonder if you can help me. A user from pt.wikipedia inapropriately tagged some brazilian flags as duplicate images. It was inappropriate because he just reuploaded the same flags with a different name and attributing himself as the copyright owner (he's been severely repreended for this). He didn't think when he did what he did (obviously), and CommonsDelinker has been substituting those images for almost six days on pt.wikipedia (and some other projects), even after I reverted the duplicate tagging here on Commons.

I wonder if this can be stopped. It's flooding our recent changes, so we gave it bot flag temporarily, or else it's impossible to control vandalism.I thought it had stopped delinking today but I just saw an edit doing the same wrong substitution :(. Can you help us somehow? We're running a bot to correct all of those inappropriate changes, but if CommonsDelinker goes and re-revert it... ack. PatríciaR msg 15:17, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Geez. Good thing that you are saying so. Too bad it's only now... There is a naming convention for flags here, that states (although not enforced, but encouraged, flags should be named 'Flag of LOCATION'. So if someone marks some flag as duplicate and the target media is named 'by convention', I usually fire the replace command. Reverting this is kindof hard. It has not only been replaced on pt.wp, but on ALL Wikimedia projects. I think we should discuss what do to. I would be inclined to say that we go ahead with the rename, unless this would cause technical difficulties on the pt.wp side. Please let me know... Cheers! Siebrand 16:12, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
The flags had license issues, since the user just reuploaded them with whichever licenses existed before (putting himself sometimes as the copyright owner of the svg derivative). This was of course unacceptable. Most the previous flags are named "Bandeira de xxx", which is a perfectly acceptable name ("Flag of xxx" in Portuguese), were well licensed and sourced, which didn't always happen with the new ones, and there was no reason whatsoever to change this.
Most of the changes were done on two to three pt projects, and it's rather simple to correct this there with bots. The other Wikimedia projects won't suffer so much flooding with CommonsDelinker reverse tagging, as far as I could tell.
Yes, it's a bloody mess. PatríciaR msg 16:29, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
I see that some of the flags have now been tagged duplicate back to the old version. I'll process those and let's hope the local project won't curse us for being amateurs in this case. Thanks for the help. Cheers! Siebrand 16:32, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks so much for your help! PatríciaR msg 16:36, 11 July 2007 (UTC)