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Vous avez laissé un message sur ma page de discussion en vue de la suppression d'une de mes image. J'en suis pourtant l'auteur et celà est indiqué dans sa description ! --Florent.pecassou 15:34, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

I haven't made a higher quality image because she has been created to ilustrate an article of Wikipedia dealing with a small village in France. Delate the content Image:Perpignanlogedemer.jpg, as I asked, must be most usefull because persons wouldn't like to appear on this photo.--Florent.pecassou 15:47, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
✓ Done Siebrand 13:45, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Paises Produtores de Uranio

Hi Siebrand; image:PaisesProdutoresdeUranio.png is ownself and I free all rights by Public Domain. Haven't problem.

{{please tag images}} or they *will* be deleted (also when I miss messages like this one). Cheers! Siebrand 13:45, 12 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi and thank you for your notice. Look at the link that I've showed with the user page of the author of the photo; On is showed wich photos were let under public rule and wich no; I don't think that I can do more than this. Sono Un Uomo

I added {{flickrreview}} so that it will be checked. Cheers! Siebrand 13:42, 12 July 2007 (UTC)


from Image of cave painting from the Altamira cave in Spain. Bison priscus Retrieved from ""

Eh? Siebrand 13:39, 12 July 2007 (UTC)


Ik heb geupdate om te werken met de nieuwe database setup. Ik heb echter geen idee of het werkt, aangezien s3 nog steeds niet up is... Geen garanties dus ;) -- Bryan (talk to me) 11:49, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Inmiddels gelukkig wel, hoewel ik nog wel foutmeldingen langs zie komen. Zie log.txt... Cheers! Siebrand 13:38, 12 July 2007 (UTC)


I described all the pictures from Salou, Spain, Catalonia, is a Beach village. Received millions of tourist in the summer. Saludos --Estruch 19:38, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. Since you didn't link, I haven't checked... Siebrand 13:38, 12 July 2007 (UTC)


Please look at my side by Wikimedia Commons --Mediatus 02:51, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

✓ Done Excellent. Cheers! Siebrand 13:37, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Image:Inflation rate world 2007.PNG

Hi Siebrand, in response to your message on my talk page, The image is copied from which has Permission to copy, distribute and/or modify the document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. I have changed the inflation rate for Ireland as per the current rate of 5.1% see [1]. --Netwhizkid 13:05, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

{{please tag images}} or they *will* be deleted... Cheers! Siebrand 13:36, 12 July 2007 (UTC)


Could you please have a quick check if your previous criticisms still apply? I removed the (IMHO unjustified) speedy deletion template. --Provi-neu 11:21, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

I am still uncertain. I'd rather have a permission/confirmation email of the copyrightholder than leave it like this. But I'll leave it at this... Please do not hesitate if you are willing to make the effort... Cheers! Siebrand 11:22, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
Awaiting e-mail reply from the image author. --Provi-neu 11:38, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
The original author told me that the file indeed is, as far as he is concerned, licensed as I assumed. How shall I state that in the image description? Should I add a link to an online mailing list archive? --Provi-neu 16:10, 12 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi. User:NdV is a troll. Please delete all "his" images. Thank you. Gridge 17:22, 10 July 2007 (UTC).

Well, maybe not a troll, but... Look, I gave you the information. Now it's your problem, not mine. Gridge 17:30, 10 July 2007 (UTC). Gridge 17:30, 10 July 2007 (UTC).
✓ taken care of Siebrand 17:34, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
Thank you very much (Man, I must improve my english...). Gridge 17:38, 10 July 2007 (UTC).
Practice makes perfect. Cheers! Siebrand 18:26, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
I like you, Siebrand. Gridge 20:18, 10 July 2007 (UTC).
Should I be worried now? ;) Siebrand 13:33, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Bot Help

I would like to recategorize all the image files currently in Category:Cities in Idaho to Category:Location maps of cities in Idaho. I've been doing this by hand in other city state pages. There are also many similar pages that need this treatment.

Can you do this ? Is this appropriate to ask ? Many thanks! -- Mrrxx 18:42, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

Sure, please give me a list of "from" and "to" so I can do it for you. Request above is running. Cheers! Siebrand 19:52, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
✓ Done Siebrand 20:15, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
That was great! OK then, here's a list. I'm leaving off Arizona until later, otherwise this should be every US state that needs this automated treatment.
COMap*.* from Category:Cities in Colorado, move to Category:Location maps of cities in Colorado.
NMMap*.* from Category:Cities in New Mexico, move to Category:Locator maps of cities in New Mexico.
KSMap*.* from Category:Cities in Kansas, move to Category:Location maps of cities in Kansas
NEMap*.* from Category:Cities in Nebraska, move to Category:Locator maps of cities in Nebraska
NDMap*.* from Category:Cities in North Dakota, move to Category:Location maps of cities in North Dakota
MNMap*.* from Category:Cities in Minnesota, move to Category:Location maps of cities in Minnesota
OHMap*.* from Category:Cities in Ohio, move to Category:Locator maps of cities in Ohio
NCMap*.* from Category:Cities in North Carolina, move to Category:Locator maps of cities in North Carolina
LAMap*.* from Category:Cities in Louisiana, move to Category:Location maps of cities in Louisiana
MIMap*.* from Category:Cities in Michigan, move to Category:Location maps of cities in Michigan
KYMap*.* from Category:Cities in Kentucky, move to Category:Location maps of cities in Kentucky
IAMap*.* from Category:Cities in Iowa, move to Category:Location maps of cities in Iowa
GAMap*.* from Category:Cities in Georgia (U.S. state), move to Category:Location maps of cities in Georgia (U.S. state)
FLMap*.* from Category:Cities in Florida, move to Category:Location maps of cities in Florida
ARMap*.* from Category:Cities in Arkansas, move to Category:Location maps of cities in Arkansas
AKMap*.* from Category:Cities in Alaska, move to Category:Location maps of cities in Alaska
ALMap*.* from Category:Cities in Alabama, move to Category:Location maps of cities in Alabama
Note that there's some inconsistency (Locator and Location) in the category names that needs to be worked out, I'd rather not bother myself though. Thanks ! -- Mrrxx 21:04, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for all the preparations. We (Misza13 and I) made a nice addition to the bot to facilitate these changes. The commands are running now, and as these involve a lot of changes, will run for a while. I'm off to bed. Cheers! Siebrand 22:27, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

ow, for those interested the commands: move -from:Cities_in_Colorado -to:Location_maps_of_cities_in_Colorado -match:^Image:COMap move -from:Cities_in_New_Mexico -to:Location_maps_of_cities_in_New_Mexico -match:^Image:NMMap move -from:Cities_in_Kansas -to:Location_maps_of_cities_in_Kansas -match:^Image:KSMap move -from:Cities_in_Nebraska -to:Location_maps_of_cities_in_Nebraska -match:^Image:NEMap move -from:Cities_in_North_Dakota -to:Location_maps_of_cities_in_North_Dakota -match:^Image:NDMap move -from:Cities_in_Minnesota -to:Location_maps_of_cities_in_Minnesota -match:^Image:MNMap move -from:Cities_in_Ohio -to:Location_maps_of_cities_in_Ohio -match:^Image:OHMap move -from:Cities_in_North_Carolina -to:Location_maps_of_cities_in_North_Carolina -match:^Image:NCMap move -from:Cities_in_Louisiana -to:Location_maps_of_cities_in_Louisiana -match:^Image:LAMap move -from:Cities_in_Michigan -to:Location_maps_of_cities_in_Michigan -match:^Image:MIMap move -from:Cities_in_Kentucky -to:Location_maps_of_cities_in_Kentucky -match:^Image:KYMap move -from:Cities_in_Iowa -to:Location_maps_of_cities_in_Iowa -match:^Image:IAMap move -from:Cities_in_Georgia_(U.S._state) -to:Location_maps_of_cities_in_Georgia_(U.S._state) -match:^Image:GAMap move -from:Cities_in_Florida -to:Location_maps_of_cities_in_Florida -match:^Image:FLMap move -from:Cities_in_Arkansas -to:Location_maps_of_cities_in_Arkansas -match:^Image:ARMap move -from:Cities_in_Alaska -to:Location_maps_of_cities_in_Alaska -match:^Image:AKMap move -from:Cities_in_Alabama -to:Location_maps_of_cities_in_Alabama -match:^Image:ALMap
✓ Done Siebrand 05:26, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Many thanks ! -- Mrrxx 18:14, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Wikimedia logo mosaic images deleted

Hi, please see Talk:Wikimedia_logo_mosaic#Broken_-_and_I_can.27t_fix_it.21... one or more images deleted by you are used in the mosaic. Would you please consider finding suitable replacements for them? Right now the mosaic looks not so good. ( see also STOP!!!! DO NOT DELETE THIS IMAGE TILL YOU REPLACE IT IN THE WIKIMEDIA LOGO MOSAIC which has some further hints ... did that file come up when you checked for links?) Thanks! ++Lar: t/c 03:35, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

I usually do not see links when deleting unknowns because I use BadOldOnes. That tool only shows usage numbers per wiki/namespace. I'll take a look at it later to see if I can help out. I'm not that good at graphical design, though, so I have no idea if I can find asuitable candidate. Cheers! Siebrand 05:28, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Image:Pepin.jpg and Image Tagging Image:Pepín Zamora.jpg

Image:Pepin.jpg and Image:Pepín Zamora.jpg. About the two images, the copyright is for my father dead in 1970. I'm his son. This material is mine now. --Estruch 08:37, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

OK. Please add that to the copyright information as this is *extremely relevant* information. Please also upload versions if possible in a higher resolution and without any overlay text. The overlay text completely ruins the image... Cheers! Siebrand 08:54, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Image:ReusCinema.jpg. This is deleted by "violation copyright". First. This a poster form Cinema Festival. I'm created the poster and I the copyright propietary. Not violation. --Estruch 08:59, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
I see that you're already engaged in a conversation with another user about this. Please resolve any issues there. Cheers! Siebrand 13:33, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:Habana-123.jpg and Image Tagging Image:Limaqw.jpg

Image Tagging Image:Habana-123.jpg and Image Tagging Image:Limaqw.jpg

This images is in the site, I the proprietary this commerce online but now is closed dedicated to sold old pictures. In this pictures not exist references but the date is 1900. --Estruch 08:46, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

The images appear to have been deleted and I see you are talking to someone else about it already. Good luck with it. Cheers! Siebrand 13:31, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Advice 'convert fonts to paths'

That doesn't seem like good advice in general to me -- only when MediaWiki doesn't have the right fonts installed to render the text correctly and/or specific SVg markup bugs. Since the big advantage with SVGs is their ability to be easily edited, converting fonts to paths massively reduces the ease of editability.

ps - {{donotworry}} - heh :)

--pfctdayelise (说什么?) 09:13, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Almost all SVGs containing text fail somewhere. Fonts suck, unfortunately. They're your worst nightmare if you have some experience in publishing... :( Siebrand 09:20, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
I change it to a reference to supported fonts on meta (Meta:SVG fonts). Cheers! Siebrand 09:23, 12 July 2007 (UTC)


You pointed me to the toolserver channel! So you might want to look at this - still work in progress I think and not fast but informative. Congrats on the position and there are some admins who don't do as much as others <g>! Cheers --Herby talk thyme 09:25, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Congrats!? It's a curse. Look above this message to know what I'm talking about ;). Nice tool. Guess we need to up the count on admins with 10k+ admin actions... Cheers! Siebrand 09:28, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Yes I do understand - still amazes me that folk on en wp consider they have a "high" edit count when you look at some of our deletion counts (equally "active" admins here get far more action that most en wp ones probably). More generally Vasiliev is working on putting a link to users and highlighting low ones - combination of that & Bryan's should at least mean we are able to look at "activity" better again - cheers --Herby talk thyme 09:45, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Licence tags at Image:Safranbolu_street.jpg and Image:Safranbolu_general_view-2.jpg

Dear Siebrand, Thanks for your message and tags. These two are my own photos among which were forgatten to with suitable tags during loading some more photos yesterday. Now I taggeg these two also, Please check again if something is wrong. Regards. Must.T C 11:17, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the fixes. Cheers! Siebrand 13:31, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Bitte Löschung überprüfen

Betrifft "Image:Kunckel Titelblatt 1743.jpg". Vielleicht fehlte etwas? Ich habe die Einträge überprüft - jetzt müssten sie jedenfalls vollständig sein - und das Bild neu hochgeladen. Sieh bitte mal nach! Grüße! --Eisenacher 13:21, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Looks good. Thanks. Siebrand 13:30, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Levi Szekeres

I forwarded email with his permission to, I hope that it will do the trick.

Regards, A.J. 13:36, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Answered at your talk page. Please do not respond here. We'll deal with it there. Cheers! Siebrand 13:47, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Image:World Bank inside.jpg

Hi. I uploaded that image here while "moving" a brunch of them from es:. Since there's some similar free pictures at Flickr, I think we shouldn't bother asking for permission to the author of the photo. I will upload two or three photos from Flickr and delink this one from the Wikipedias which are using it. Ok? Regards. --Dodo 13:42, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Sure, no problem. Just ensure that the Flickr images have a genuine free license :) Cheers! Siebrand 13:47, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Of course! I'm an admin and hence a trusted user. :-P
I've finished delinking this photo and putting Image:World Bank building at Washington.jpg instead. So I think it's already safe to delete it. Regards. --Dodo 13:55, 12 July 2007 (UTC) PS. Check the "l=commderiv" parameter in the above URL. If you use it, Flickr will only returns CC-BY and CC-BY-SA photos. Isn't it nice?
Nah: CheckUsage. You might want to make a universal replace. Cheers! Siebrand 13:59, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
P.s. at my current location I am not allowed to visit Flickr. So I'll try later if I do not forget ;) Siebrand 14:00, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, I finished delinking. It's just that tools has a delay of about 6 hours. :-P --Dodo 16:20, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

CommonsDelinker and Gerhard Schröder

WTF!?! --32X 15:20, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

That was a bug. Has been fixed for almost 2 weeks now... It was a deleted image tha twas treaded as a replacement by 'none'. Cheers! Siebrand 15:23, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

What do you think of this date-stamped image ?

Hi, I asked in the Village Pump about date stamps and was encouraged to upload images. Still. I'm unsure. I have uploaded a single image Image:2000_0820_TowncenterDrive2.jpg and am still stressing about the use of these images. I didn't like the idea of cropping the date out, and I don't know how to retouch away the date stamp.

Then I noticed the backlog of category Category:Images with watermarks is already three months or more. It'll take forever for me to find out how it's dealt with.

I'm stressing because I have hundreds of images that are candidates for upload, all with this stamp on them. Should I tag as watermarked? Should I crop even if that's bad for the image? Should I just ignore the date and go on with life? Thanks for your opinion ! -- Mrrxx 18:14, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

If they are ready for immediate use in a project: please do upload them. Add {{watermark}} and they will, indeed eventually, be dealt with. Something is better than nothing; retouching is possible most of the times. After that, disable the datestamp for your camera. Better even: hack the software so it will never return ;) Cheers! Siebrand 18:17, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Licensing issues for 2 images

Hi, could you please answer my post at this image's page: GNOME-Music-Applet-screenshot.png. The question also applies to: Totem Park pole 1.jpg. Tnx, --Havarn 18:49, 14 July 2007 (UTC)


The uploader is user:Fusslkopp. I just gave her (or his) image a new name, because she had (I believe unintentionally) overwritten the widely-used image:Mercurius.jpg. Please refer any licensing questions to her. Cheers, QuartierLatin1968 21:33, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

✓ Done Siebrand 18:46, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

RE Image:Bellicourt_American_Monument.jpg

Hallo Siebrand, is it now better? --Staffus 08:43, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

Excellent. {{Please link images}}... Cheers! Siebrand 18:48, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Deletion of image Image:HoraIsraeliDance.jpg

You wrote that I had not provided sufficient source or copyright information for this picture.

The picture already exists in the Hebrew version of the Wikipedia at

with the title Hora.jpg. All the source and copyright information is written there in Hebrew.

I copied a translation of the source and copyright information to my Commons copy (I would have linked directly to the picture in the Hebrew version, but couldn't figure out how to do it). Here is (approximately) what I wrote:

source: Scanned from the booklet "GalGal" (Tel Aviv, 1948).

Copyright: According to Israeli copyright law (section 21), "The period of copyright on photographic materials is 50 years from the creation of the negative..." Consequently, this picture is now in the public domain.

In spite of this, I find that the picture has been deleted for insufficient sourcing. What more is needed?

Thank you,

--Ravpapa 11:23, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

Sorry for being a nudnik, but I think I now see the problem. I should have added the tag {{PDIsrael}}, and because I didn't do that, the picture was probably deleted automatically. Can I undelete it and add the tag? Or do you have to do that? Tnx, --Ravpapa 11:29, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
Please always use CommonsHelper when copying images from other wikis and remember that for non-original work, a wiki cannot be named as a source. As for the details, because I cannot read Hebrew, I have to refer you to COM:UR and ask you to please the above there as an undeletion request. Cheers! Siebrand 18:56, 15 July 2007 (UTC)


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Are tou understand Chinese? I've writed description and/or licensing early! --Notefju

Please license the image. Without a license, we cannot legally use the image. Cheers! Siebrand 18:45, 15 July 2007 (UTC)

Hiroshima Station images

Could you please undelete Image:Hiroshima_Station_002.JPG and Image:Hiroshima Station 001.JPG. They were being used on Wikipedia, and your deletion of them (apparently for no good reason, based on your edit summary when deleting them) has caused problems. Thanks! ···日本穣Talk to Nihonjoe 04:43, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

The images were deleted for a valid reason: they had no license. The uploader was warned 8 days before deletion. As you are not the original uploader, I suggest that you stop making false accusations and if you still see a valid reason to request undeletion, please do so at COM:UR. Cheers! Siebrand 11:54, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
I'm not making false accusations. Your edit summary said nothing about there being no license (all they said was "In category Unknown as of 31 May 2007; not edited for 8 days" and the category link was red and therefore useless. Who uploaded them originally and maybe I can get them to reupload them with a license. ···日本穣Talk to Nihonjoe 05:38, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Moving categories

Hello. Your bot has moved almost all the categories of the German cities from Category: <...>, Germany to Category: <...>. However, in the German wikipedia many of the city articles still contain a template link like {{commonscat|<...>, Germany}} respectively {{commons:Category:<...>, Germany}} what now doesn't make sense since such links now lead to nowhere. Can you consider using your bot to correct these nearly 800 transclusions? Greetz, Geisterbanker 18:59, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Sure, I could do that but I am not a star at regex replacements. If you have someone that could code up the (2 or 3 lines of) code required to do this, I'll have SieBot run a full main namespace sweep on de.wp... Cheers! Siebrand 19:08, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
Trying to work something out with If it works, you'll see edits popping up. If it doesn't: not yet :). Will keep you updated. Siebrand 19:47, 15 July 2007 (UTC) -start:Category:! -regex
Please enter the text that should be replaced: {{[Cc]ommonscat\|(.*?), Germany}}
Please enter the new text: {{commonscat|\1}}
Please enter another text that should be replaced, or press Enter to start: {{[Cc]ommons:Category:(.*?), Germany}}
Please enter the new text: {{commonscat|\1}}
The summary message will default to: Bot: Automatisierte Textersetzung (-{{[Cc]ommonscat\|(.*?), Germany}} +{{commonscat|\1}} & -{{[Cc]ommons:Category:(.*?), Germany}} +{{commonscat|\1}})
Thanks a lot --Geisterbanker 21:40, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
The bot is still running and I have checked all its edits. I have moved some categories here and fixed some edits on de.wp. I'm going to bed now and check the rest of the edits tomorrow. In any case, the edits will correct more links to a correct state than it will change existing links to an incorrect state. Cheers! Siebrand 22:48, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
✓ Done (I think) I have checked all the changes (not sure how many, somehwere around 600 I think) and fixed where needed. Some categories had been renamed and already had a non-working link. There were also some references to categories that had never existed, as far as I could determine. I have left those in place, if they made sense. Cheers! Siebrand 08:06, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Johannes Zukertort

Dear Friend,

I uploaded this Image from english wikipedia at here [[2]]. Would you mind check if I correctly sourced the licence permission? Thank you for your comments! Friendly, OTAVIO1981

Please use CommonsHelper. There is a link in the welcome message on your talk page. Please also be reminded that an image that it not the creative work of an English Wikipedia user needs to be sourced OUTSIDE Wikipedia. Also see {{Please tag images}}. Cheers! Siebrand 07:45, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Wheel life 01.jpg

What is your rationale for your decision? I don't see how this image can be kept in accordance with Commons' policy. --Melanom 00:26, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

I can see why you are contesting closing it as kept. My closing it may have been a little opportunistic. I have reopened it. Siebrand 07:50, 16 July 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for your note regarding [3] and two others. I've been through all the documentation and still cannot work out what I should write to release this photo !! It's really complex considering I TOOK THE PICTURE MYSELF for anyone to use anywhere, in any way.

Would it be this one from [4]?...

I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license: Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify (name of picture) under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".


Much appreciate any help!

We are writing a help pagina to make this more clear. Please have a look at Commons:Choosing a license. Oh, do not forget to {{please link images}}... Cheers! Siebrand 10:18, 16 July 2007 (UTC)


Ops! I just forgot to add the PD-user template. I hope that just adding it will be enough. Anyhow this image is so simple that probably would even qualify for PD-inelegible or something similar ;-) --Berto 13:40, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Cheers! Siebrand 13:43, 16 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi. He's uploaded another copyvio Image:Powers of Russian Psychics.jpg, despite your warning and your block.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 01:06, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

✓ taken care of Siebrand 07:43, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! Now he's being uncivil in the Russian language.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 10:33, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:Yak-38.jpg

I'm not the uploader. --F l a n k e r 18:08, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

✓ Fixed. Siebrand 19:53, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Image:Żelechów 1916.jpg


well I`ve found this image on internet. But because of description in German language, it`s sure for me that it was taken during WWI. It`s some kind of a postcard, German soldiers were making during that time. If there are some archives to verify the author of this image that would be fine, but I think author is unknown. But if this postcards are still copyrighted (author is known) the image is to be deleted, anyway. Do you know anything about copyright status of this postcards taken during WWI? Sfu 21:52, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

Image:Esquella de la Torratxa.jpg

Hi, I have resolved all problems about this file. Could you please check it out? Thank you. TiberioClaudio 09:21, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Excellent. {{Please link images/es}}. Cheers! Siebrand 09:30, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Re:Image Tagging Image:5-DM.jpg

I'm not the original uploader, I just cropped the image :) -- Editor at Largetalk 12:23, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Darn scripts! ;) Siebrand 12:24, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
No worries, I don't mind - happens pretty often :p -- Editor at Largetalk 12:35, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

missing essential source information

When I uploaded Image:600px_Amaranto.png, Image:600px_Amaranto2.png, Image:600px_Bianco_e_Celeste.png, Image:600px_Bianco_e_Rosso_(Bordato)_con_croce_fiorata_Verde.png, Image:600px_Celeste_Bianco_Blu_Bianco_e_Celeste.png, Image:600px_Azzurro_con_strisce_diagonali_Bianche_bordate_Oro.png and Image:600px_Blu_e_Giallo_(Bordato)_con_stelle_Gialle.png I putted into every page the {{PD-self}} template. So what's the problem? --Frankie688 13:19, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

See {{Please tag images}}. We require a source, author and license at minimum. You are just dumping content on us the way you did it. Please make an effort. Cheers! Siebrand 13:20, 17 July 2007 (UTC)


You wrote me that 2 images were without a source. One was Image:100 CHF 1925 681736.jpg.

The source was already specified by the copyright tag (template:CNG).

Is it not enough?

--Carlomorino 14:12, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

We need exact sources. A generic reference to a website won't do... Cheers! Siebrand 14:14, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:600px_Colori_di_Udine.png

LOL, again, I'm not the original uploader. On the other hand I think is the same as Image:Flag of Udinese Calcio.svg, but I don't know for sure. Cheers! --F l a n k e r 16:14, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Zaynaby is not INPT

Hi Siebrand; Thank you for comments and notices, but the images Image:Excursion Tanger.jpg, Image:Bizutage 2006.JPG, Image:Répartition INPT 2003.PNG, Image:ACM 2004-07.jpg, Image:Imgcup04 inpt.PNG, Image:Visio INPT.jpg, Image:Internat INPT.JPG, Image:Vue INPT.JPG, Image:Extention INPT 2007.jpg are my ownworks and I free all rights by Public Domain.

For the image Image:Logo inpt.PNG, it appears that has no copyrigths Official Note.

For Image:Répartition 2003.PNG, I've realized a mistake when I uploaded this image to Wikipedia, so if you can help me, please remove it.

I am also an INPTist, Haven't problem. --Zaynaby 14:43, 11 July 2007 (UTC)

If that is so, sending an email to Commons:OTRS should not be a problem. Please do so. Cheers! Siebrand 13:43, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Thank's for all, but it appears that I need you to confirm to me the permissions obtained from OTRS. Please help. --Zaynaby 04:46, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Your message re: this image

Done. A user had deleted the license information. I rollbacked my previous page. --User:G.dallorto 18:29, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Oh, thanks. I'm checking and fixing the unsourced cat. As I usually do not check the history, unless there is a hint of vandalism, I missed that. Thanks for fixing. Cheers! Siebrand 21:12, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

ssh keys

Ik heb Orgullo's SSH key toegevoegd aan jouw en mijn ~/.ssh/authorized_keys. -- Bryan (talk to me) 18:52, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Perfect. Siebrand 21:25, 17 July 2007 (UTC)

Usser blocked

Hello my friend Mr. Siebrand. My account ruben_bardales85 is already blocked with de ID #6813, However there is no valid reason spesificated, It just said: "bye bye" (how funny !), maybe i did make a foul for wikimedia commons politics, i am really sorry, i just want to know when my account will be unblocked?

Hola mi amigo Siebrand. My cuenta ruben_bardales85 esta bloqueada con el identificador de bloqueo #6813, Sin embargo no hay una razon espesificada, solo dice "bye bye" (divertido verdad?). Posiblemente si haya comentido alguna falta a las politicas de wikimedia commmons, y me disculpo por ello, ¿Solo quiero saber cuando mi cuenta sera desbloqueada?

Your upload of Esvastica y lineas azules.png was the reason for the ban. Siebrand 05:20, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Thank you for answering.
Come on, it must be an explicit reason... just like:
The file Esvastica y lineas azules.png is violating wikimedia commnos politic's, because ...????
could you please tell me the reason?
Gracias por contestar.
Vamos, debe haber una razon congruente... como:
El archivo Esvastica y lineas azules.png viola las politicas de wikimedia commnos, por las siguientes :razones...???
Podrias por favor darme la razon (es).

Belissarius' images

Delete them all if you wish! This way you (we) will lose a lot of photos very important for the history of World War II! I do not care if you are so unconcerned or simply stupid. From the very begining of my Commons "adventure" I am fighting against some rules which are unrealistic or without sense. Go this way, People, and in the nearest future you will find youselves without any valuable pictures but "fair use" things. Go this way, I wish you luck. Tonight I am quitting my Commons account. Play without me in the future. belissarius 03:47, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

I am sorry to hear that you are throwing the towel in the ring. I wish you didn't. As I read between your lines, you do understand that we only do free content and that you may not agree with the policies on Wikimedia projects. Policy could be a matter of debate in f.e. COM:VP. Until policy is changed, we only do free content. I do not particularly like having content deleted, but I do fiercely defend the free content only policy that we have on Commons. Cheers! Siebrand 05:22, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Damn scripts! :P

Again, not my image... if you're working on navy images you might want to be careful, I've cropped over 600 of those. Maybe asking someone to fix the script would be a good idea ;) -- Editor at Largetalk 08:55, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

*grumble* Maybe you could browse the 55k images in Category:Images without source, because that's where they come from :( Siebrand 09:02, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
*ahem* I would, but it's 5:11 in the morning and technically I'm on extended wikibreak (which if not followed will lead to my becoming hopelessly addicted again, and this is the second-last week of my only vacation in three years :( ). Maybe I can spare a few hours towards your cause tomorrow, if little people don't intervene or insist I make paper dresses for little bears ;) -- Editor at Largetalk 09:14, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
No problem. I sympathise with your intensions, both online and off line :). Siebrand 09:26, 18 July 2007 (UTC)


Have a great one! Regards --Herby talk thyme 09:23, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Re: Thank you

Allrite :) Kanchelskis 10:39, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Naamsverandering Donderwolk

Siebrand, ja graag ook hier mijn gebruikersnaam wijzigen van Donderwolk naar Paul Hermans. Groet Donderwolk 11:12, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

✓ Done zie je OP. Groet, Siebrand 12:07, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Modern sculptors

Hallo Siebrand, hier ben ik weer eens met mijn copyright problemen. Ik vecht de politiek van Wikimedia Commons niet aan maar begrijp er af en toe niets meer van. Nu kreeg ik weer het verwijt dat 90% van mijn category: Modern sculptors vanwege No FOP copyright violations zijn. Volstrekte nonsens omdat na alle verwijderingsacties demeeste foto's afkomstig zijn uit FOP landen. Het dreigement werd opgeheven, wordt overijld genoemd, maar echte steun voor mijn werk op Commons zie ik er niet in. Een nieuw vraagteken ontstond nadat ik op EN-Wikipedia de categorie: Fair use images of three-dimentional art ontdekte. Honderden foto's alleen al met het onderwerp sculptures (onder strikte voorwaarden uiteraard) wel beschikbaar voor En-Wikipedia, uiteraard brengen zij geen foto naar Wikimedia Commons. Ook hebben veel foto's in andere categorieën de speciale restrictie, dat ze alleen gebruikt mogen worden in En-wikipedia (worden dus ook niet met andere Wikipedia's gedeeld), waardoor wel een eenrichtingsverkeer ontstaat (uiteraard heb ik het alleen over Sculptures): een soort "zij wel, wij niet". Vergis ik mij nu zo of is hier sprake van een twee-klassen Wikimedia. Bij de bovengenoemde voorbeelden zitten ook foto's van objecten die er in mijn categorieën worden uitgegooid (mede door een stel Amerikanen), die wel in de En-Wikipedia blijven (NO FOP of niet). Tenslotte het meest ergerlijke voorbeeld (waarbij al mijn problemen in het niet verdwijnen): Picasso's "Guernica" , in geen enkele Wikipedia staat een afbeelding (Zie hiervoor ook Nl-Wikipedia), maar wel exclusief in En-Wikipedia. Dit vindt ik echt de "limit". Dit moest ik even kwijt, groetend--Gerardus 12:01, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

en.wp kent fair use via een EDP, eigenlijk een toegeven van de WMF aan de en.wp-gemeenschap. nl.wp en Commons niet. COM:FOP is wel van belang, maar ook complex. Alertheid is geboden. Het is soms inderdaad frustrerend, maar probeer het overleg feitelijk te houden. Op en.wp wordt inmiddels veel gedaan om het onterechte fair use terug te dringen. Dat is echter een zaak van de lange adem, als je beseft dat daar 100.000-en fair use media gebruikt worden. Zoals gezegd: op Commons en nl.wp doen we het netjes en strikt. Zeker als het een tijdje heeft geduurd voor je formeel niet vrije media worden opgemerkt kan ik me voorstellen dat het frustratie oplevert. Laat je echter niet uit het veld slaan en ga vooral door met het produceren van vrije content... Groet, Siebrand 12:05, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Bilder von Derick Baegert

Sorry, kann kein Niederländisch. user:Raymond hat einen Verweis auf den Maler eingefügt, ist das jetzt OK? -- Mbdortmund 13:39, 18 July 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for uploading Image:BS-57-53.jpg. I notice the image page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear.

The author is known, it is written in the banner. The source is also known and written in the banner. Providing a direct link could be safe for a moment, but no more in the future. If you want to track back the picture, then you see the picture is called "BS" = "basel stadt" then it is related to the Basler fasnacht --> Dake 10:10, 18 July 2007 (UTC)


Dake 10:10, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

I mean, there is a fundamental problem on Commons as the source is usually an URL but this URL is subject to changes and 404 errors. The source should be written everywhere in a manner similar to the Flickr banner, ie. the source was available at XXX on the 18 July 2007. Dake 10:15, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
By the way, you can delete the whole category Category:Picswiss. People who uploaded this long time ago following the official policies cannot be held responsible for the volatile changes of the definition of a "source" on Commons... Dake 10:27, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
I'm looking forward reading your answer. Cheers, Dake 13:33, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
You do not appear to be making any effort to both properly source and substantially document the images. Instead you start ranting about policy. The images have bad names, only a rough indicator of a source is present and a very small description. They have been categorised in a rough way. Many of the images are unused[5]. Especially since the images contain no EXIF data, more information is required to be able to properly determine if the current claims are correct. Cheers! Siebrand 14:26, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
The images have bad names because they have automatically been uploaded using a bot from the website called Picswiss, the bad name has nothing to do with the source, as well as the category (hey, it has two categories, one called "Picswiss" and another called "Basler Fasnacht" which cannot be more accurate, they have by no means been categorized in a "rough way"). If this is a problem, then I am ready to reupload them using a better name but that won't fix the source problem. I am sorry that Commons doesn't provide a way to easily rename a picture, but this is another issue. In fact, the filename is the one that is used on Picswiss and it makes easier to find it there (BS = Basel Stadt). You do not appear as well to be making any effort on your own side to verify that these pictures are present on Picswiss. Note that I am not willing to a provide a direct link that is subject to changes in the few next months. This assumes that Picswiss is not subject to changes, a view which is wrong on the long term. If I provide such a link, another administrator will come back in one year to tell me that the picture doesn't exist on Picswiss, simply because the URL structure has changed. And by the way, your message is wrong : in most cases link to the website where you got it.. A website is a collection of pages, hence the "website" here is --- So don't expect people to put direct links if your explanation message is all but clear. I am sorry but you are mixing everything, lack of EXIF, so-called rough categories and unused pics to justify your abusive "missing sources" statements on these pictures. Dake 16:32, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
Please do whatever you can do to make the content on Wikimedia Commons as accessible and usable as possible. Cheers! Siebrand 16:42, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
Ok, thank you for your answer, I'll try to do my best in the future. Dake 20:51, 18 July 2007 (UTC)


Ciao avevo indicato nella descrizione la sorgente della foto e la licenza come puoi facilmente rilevare, comunque ho specificato nella foto quanto segue:

The source of the image, as said in description, is Caro1409 ex dewiki, Image, I repeated the same licence.

Ho tolto il tag che avevi messo, ciao --Giorces 15:14, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

I do not think the painting was created or photographed by the above mentioned user. Please deliver a true source. Cheers! Siebrand 15:20, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
Mi dispiace non so altro, bisognerebbe mettere in cancellazione anche de:Bild:Dyvekechristian.jpg, ciao --Giorces 15:25, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
I have given you an example as I found the image using Google Images. You might want to try and use that next time. Cheers! Siebrand 16:38, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

... sorry, but I havent understood the difference, :):), anyway fate vobis, ciao --Giorces 22:10, 18 July 2007 (UTC)


Hoi Siebrand,

Om er weer eventjes rustig in te komen na de vakantie: wat te doen met deze 100% zelfpromo-afbeelding? Hij wordt nergens gebruikt momenteel (nadat het betreffende artikel is verwijderd) en staat dus alleen maar bandbreedte op te vullen. Bij gebrek aan kennis van de Commons-vrwijdersjablonen: welke plak ik erop? Neem je tijd met antwoorden: ik ben pas 13 augustus weer terug :D

Groeten Erik1980 18:43, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Oops. Waar issie nu!? ;) Siebrand 20:03, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
Zie onder. Zanaq wilde de afbeelding niet kwijt. Siebrand 05:54, 19 July 2007 (UTC)


Bagher Khan is a famous historical figure in Iran, you may found some info about him in here. en:Bagher Khan. I found it in a website for history of Iran, they didn't mention the photographer because it is not important and no body cares, according to Iran copyright laws every image after 30 years lose its copyright status and automatically will be in public domain. He died in 1911, so it will be in public domain even according to U.S. laws. So, what should i do now? regards,--Rostam 18:52, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Just add a source for the image. It is always important to have a reference to verify that the person on the image is actually what the filename or the description says. Cheers! Siebrand 20:02, 18 July 2007 (UTC)


Hello, thanks for bringing the source problem to my attention in Image:Bad-war.jpg. I have added the source from which I scanned the image. Please advise if this is satisfactory from a wikimedia perspective, and if not, what else needs to be done. If it is satisfactory, please advise if I may remove the tag. Larry Dunn 20:20, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Perfect. Usually we assume good faith, so if it is sourced properly and truly free, you can remove any speedy deletion tag. You might want to note the ISBN number, if any, because that is a widely known way of identifying a book. Cheers! Siebrand 20:27, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

Siebot has incorrect edit summaries

Siebot changed the categories on seven images of Pennsylvania Historical Markers I uploaded and none of the edit summaries were correct (though all of the changes seem to be OK). Four claimed the category was now Roller coasters (sample diff [6]) and the rest were Michigan markers (sample diff [7]) Just thought you'd want to know and thanks for all your hard work here, Ruhrfisch 20:42, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

This is a known problem with the category library of pywikipediabot that is not thread safe. It is a known issue. Please be assured that the edit the bot makes is correct. This happens if the category move bot gets multiple categories to be moved, and there are 40 or more images in a category, and more categories to be moved in the queue. All of a sudden the job changes the edit summary. Looks quite scary and confusing, but is basically harmless. Will be fixed someday... Cheers! Siebrand 20:53, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the speedy explanation -just wondering, would it be possible to have some sort of less descriptive (but less error prone) edit summary for such cases, i.e. just "changed category per CFD"? Ruhrfisch 21:14, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
I could, but I guess it would just raise more questions. Now I get the occasional question about this issue (see archive for 5-10 more). If I used a very generic message, I'd probably get wtf was the cat changed? a lot more... Cheers! Siebrand 21:17, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
Makes sense - Catch 22 or damned if you do and damned if you don't. Thanks again, Ruhrfisch 22:06, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
Hm? I thought this was fixed in r1.157 of -- Bryan (talk to me) 13:10, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
Fix does not appear to work... Siebrand 13:23, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Self promotion

Good morning. Why did you delete Image:Schepenpeeters.jpg as non-encyclopedic/self promotion? The guy is encyclopedic since he is a real schepen (creating the most ridiculous self promotion article ever). He released it under the correct license didn't he? So please keep it, maybe someone else will write an article about him, or he might become more notable, and less inclined to release his picture under a free license. Could this valuable image return please? Besides, the image is in use. Thank you in advance. Zanaq 04:16, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

't Mag gewoon in het Nederlands, hoor. Gebruik buiten hoofdnaamruimte wordt trouwens niet gezien als in project scope voor dit soort dingen. O well, voeg de afbeelding ook toe aan nl:Stropdas?
Voor transparantie dacht ik van.... maar ok: nederlands zal het zijn. Prima suggestie trouwens, die das is wel bijzonder smaakvol en illustreert bovendien de draagwijze van dit kledingstuk: ik neem het in overweging. Bedankt voor het terugplaatsen. Saludos cordiales! Zanaq 06:48, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
Commons is een meertalig project. Voor directe communicatie wordt het aangemoedigd om in de taal die men het beste machtig is te communiceren. Ten aanzien van beleidsvraagstukken (policy) en grotere onderwerpen is dat vaak lastig te realiseren, maar in de 1-op-1-communicatie vind ik het wel prettig. Maar ik begreep gelukkig waar je om vroeg ;) Groet, Siebrand 06:57, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

move cat in User:CommonsDelinker/commands

I think will be useful to add code in bot for removing {{move}} from target category when category copied from old one. --EugeneZelenko 16:13, 19 July 2007 (UTC)


Hello, Siebrand. My english is very bad, but I believe understand you. I forget put on the template {{PD-Art}}. I think that the problem is solved. If isn't, please, say mi it. Thank you. --Escarlati 17:39, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

That is why someone translated the message to Spanish: Template:No_tag_message/es ;) It is OK now. Cheers! Siebrand 17:41, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

To upload or not to upload

Hi Siebrand. Can I use this image here? Gridge 18:57, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Granted bot status

Granted bot status to your bot in bn-wiki. Thanks. --Ragib 19:17, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Your image-tagging

Good morning. Maybe you could be more careful next time with tagging images, which were uploaded by their photographer. The user is, well, not amused of your action there. Thank you. -- j.budissin+/- 00:54, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

It's kinda hard to imagine that Ralf Roletschek is the same as Marcela if User:Marcela doesn't even contain a hint to a real name. That's stretching it quite far. So nothing wrong with the tagging. NielsF ? (en, nl, fr, it) 01:25, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
And the box, which says "I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license" doesn't give you a hint? Well, anyway I just wanted to mention, that there are users who could maybe lose their pleasure to help here if they get tags for their own pictures. Please remember this always. Thanks and Cheers, j.budissin+/- 09:20, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
You might want to refamiliarise yourself with the contents of the upload form and with the contents of {{Please tag images}}. Cheers! Siebrand 09:22, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
That's not my problem. I know them. -- j.budissin+/- 06:24, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
@NielsF - One click and the log tells you that either you have to tag most pictures uploaded by Marcela or latest Image:2006-mai-stammtisch-bln-105.JPG clarifies the situation. I know about it, I do this job at de - It is a capital sin to tag a file without controlling the remaining uploads - only this procedure will give you guarantee to find all bad files, or sometimes it is like here ... and you can stop tagging. --Btr 02:30, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
So am I a sinner or a saint? I guess neither. Uploaders have to make clear how they want to be credited as author, especially if an author name differs from a user name. On top of that, they do not state it is own work, an issue also often observed on de.wp and nl.wp, do there is really no permission. As for checking: I saw and edited about 1.000 files on Commons yesterday, the day before and the day before that. {{sofixit}}. Cheers! Siebrand 05:51, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Re: JavaScript MediaWiki:UserMessages.js and MediaWiki:Quick-delete.js

I have added them to my monobook.js file, but I see no convenience yet.--Jusjih 06:18, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

You have to update your browser cache. Use CTRL+F5. Cheers! Siebrand 13:32, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your hint. It is very convenient now. Does English Wikipedia has the same things?--Jusjih 09:29, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
Not that I know. It may. If it does not have something similar, someone should be able to adapt it. Cheers! Siebrand 09:30, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Category:Monarchs of Hawaii

Between you and Siebot you have created an incredible mess with Category:Monarchs of Hawaii; all subcategories are dupes now, and the pictures are in limbo. Please fix, and turn off that silly bot. btw: categories should have the same name at the en:wiki article, remember? thanks, JdH 23:10, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

dear JdH,
Commons does not necessarily follow naming schemes from the English Wikipedia. sincerely Gryffindor 23:12, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
According to Commons:Naming categories the name of a matching English Wikipedia article will be a reference for naming a category in Commons, and I have been following that rule consistently. Following rules like this one is the best way to avoid disagreements like we are having now. Also, I believe it makes much more sense: Commons is supposed to be multilingual, and needs to be easily assessible to everybody, regardless of language. By having categories named the same as the en:wiki article makes it much easier to find the corresponding Commons category; introducing unnecessary irregularities is not particularly helpful. In case you wonder: No, I am not a native speaker of English. JdH 16:29, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
Siebot has caused havoc with my newly created Category:Monarchs of Hawaii; all the subcategories are now duplicated. Furthermore, Siebot's newly created subcategories do not follow the recommended rules for Commons:Naming categories the name of a matching English Wikipedia article will be a reference for naming a category in Commons. Therefore I request that Siebot's changes be reverted, and that the subcategories be restored to the versions as I created them yesterday. thanks, JdH 16:38, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
Please chase the admin that gave the commands. (S)he created what you call a mess, not me. We do not have a policy that category names *must* be the same as on en.wp, although they can be.
Is is obviously improper for people to keep inventing their own rules as they see fit; that is an open door for inconsistencies and conflicts.
The admin that gave the command is in the history of User:CommonsDelinker/commands[8], being User:Gryffindor. I am certain (s)he will be open to discussion, as you are already having above. Cheers! Siebrand 17:37, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
All I am asking is to stop that bot from changing those subcategories until such a time that the dispute has been resolved. JdH 11:35, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Fletchers Canal images - permissions and copyright

Hi there. My email to permissions for three recent images appears to have been missed. I have full permission to use these images, and have copied and pasted the relevant email to the page for each image. The images are the last three in my talk page. Could you please remove the tag? Parrot of Doom 17:11, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Please let me know when you sent the email. I'll look it up in OTRS. If things are properly sourced and have proper permission, please feel free to remove the deletion tag. Cheers! Siebrand 17:39, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
According to Outlook, Tue 17/07/2007 at 16:09 GMT, subject "Fletchers Canal images permission email" from tom.***** Parrot of Doom 19:30, 19 July 2007 (UTC)


Hello! Thanks ! I forgot the Licensing.--João Carvalho 20:51, 19 July 2007 (UTC)


I do not know to speak very well English, my language is the Spanish. I occurred to account the one of the license for that reason I will erase this image. Thanks. --Yerson O 21:19, 19 July 2007 (UTC)



[editar] Image:CAESAR2.jpg

[editar] Image:CAESAR3.jpg

[editar] Image:CAESAR4.jpg [editar] Image:CAESAR5.jpg

--Q4767211492 21:25, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

Commons:Freedom of Panorama Would you please read this first before marking for deletion? --Historiograf 00:51, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

I did read. I made a deletion request out of it. Cheers! Siebrand 06:08, 20 July 2007 (UTC)


Hi Siebrand

Thanks for pointing out the Creative Commons info - as the author of the image I've sent off an email to permissions-commons.

Thanks, tubechallenger 01:13, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Hi tubechallenger. If it is your own work, all you have to do is write that down on the descriptionpage. If you have a real name, differing from your username (probably so in your case), make sure you connect them on the description page and preferably also on your user page. Cheers! Siebrand 07:50, 20 July 2007 (UTC)


Man I wonder how'd I missed the {{cc-by-sa-2.5}} from last four out of these :) Anyway thanks for letting me know that. --♪♫ ĽąĦĩŘǔ ♫♪ walkie-talkie 03:51, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Cheers! Siebrand 07:47, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Image:Bandita cassinelle.jpg

I've put the source (it's a pic taken by me). --Yoggysot 05:30, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the fix. Cheers! Siebrand 07:49, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Wards -> Electoral Districts

Hi, your bot changed Category:Locator maps for wards of Puerto Rico into Category:Locator maps of electoral districts of Puerto Rico (and consequently all the maps that were in the first one). I must notice you that the divisions I created are NOT electoral districts, but just wards (in spanish "barrios", in italian "circoscrioni" or "quartieri", and so on). Please consider this fact and the possibility to rollback the edits. Waiting for an answer, thanks --OliverZena 08:43, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Siebrand asked me to check his renaming list, and I replaced “ward” by “electoral district”. It was a mistake, but “ward” is not a correct translation of “barrio” neither. In fact, there is no correct translation other than “barrio”, since you can easily find this word in an English or American English dictionary.
So, I suggest to move Category:Locator maps of electoral districts of Puerto Rico to Category:Locator maps of barrios of Puerto Rico. --Juiced lemon 17:04, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:5-DM.jpg

Hallo, thanks for your information. I hope the picture is now okay. --Magellan @_/" 09:18, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Imágenes de Alfonso2

¿Por qué quieres borrar mis fotografías? ¿Por falta de autoría? ¿Acaso no ves que que están realizadas con la misma cámara de fotos? --Alfonso 11:36, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Arte dei corazzai e spadai

Ciao, I've tried to add the licence, but I'm not sure I succeded.. would you please check and tell me if the desciption page of the image is ok now? Thanks, --Elenasan 14:32, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Ciao Elenasan, per favore metti una licenza come "{{self2|GFDL|cc-by-sa}}" (per saperne di più, vedi Commons:Tag per l'attribuzione del copyright). Per farlo, occore che modifici la descrizione, non si può fare caricando l'immagine un'altra volta. NielsF ? (en, nl, fr, it) 15:45, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
Hi Elenasan, please add a license, like "{{self2|GFDL|cc-by-sa}}" (see Commons:Copyright tags for more information). To do this you'll need to edit the description of the image, it isn't possible to do this by uploading the image another time. NielsF ? (en, nl, fr, it) 15:45, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Image:COA Brazilian Navy.svg

Hi there, please see if it is better now. The vectorized version of the logo of the Brazilian Navy (a symbol that cannot be copyrighted) had been sent by e-mail by the Communication Center of theirs. --Tonyjeff 16:08, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Image:Stig Lindberg Domino 2.jpg

Ich verstehe das Problem nicht! Es handelt sich hier um Geschirr (Porzellan) bzw. Vase und Aschenbecher aus meinem Haushalt, das ich zur Illustration zum Artikel über Stig Lindberg selbst fotorafiert und hochgeladen habe, das habe ich auch geschrieben.Holger.Ellgaard 16:20, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Alles klar, ich habe eine neue Version hochgeladen mit der fehlenden Lizenz!--Holger.Ellgaard 17:52, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

Harry Potter

Hoi, De plaatjes die ik geupload heb hebben een indicatie dat ik ze gemaakt heb. Verder staat er op elk van die plaatjes dat ze een cc-by licentie hebben. Wat heb je nog meer nodig ??

GerardM 07:17, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
Het probleem is dat ze een licentie tag moeten hebben, zoals {{cc-by-2.5}}. Ik heb ze allemaal in orde gemaakt met {{cc-by-2.5}}. Indien je een andere versie wenst, zoals {{cc-by-2.5-nl}} of {{cc-by-2.0}}, zul je dat zelf even aan moeten passen. (ps. Siebrand is afwezig) -- Bryan (talk to me) 08:59, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
Ik heb ook Category:Harry Potter toegevoegd. Het is aan te raden om direct bij het uploaden categoriën toe te voegen, zodat het voor hergebruikers mogelijk is de afbeeldingen te vinden. Groet, -- Bryan (talk to me) 09:02, 21 July 2007 (UTC)


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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 14:19, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

I have add copyright information. Galagorn.

Image deletion

Siebrand. you write :

Recreating deleted content outside of process is not a good idea, and doing so repeatedly may be cause for you to lose the privilege of contributing here.

You repeatedly delete images where the authorship, source and copyright status are clearly stated. You even remove images created by myself and members of my family. These removals are now being accompanied by threats. If you remove any more of my images I will register a formal complaint against yourself. Izzy 16:12, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

I see the source and authorship information, but not the copyright status. Please choose a suitable license from Commons:Copyright tags and add this to the files. -- Bryan (talk to me) 16:33, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
Bryan. Sure. I have added appropriate copyright tags - but my guess is that is not really the problem. Siebrand even removed my mugshot from my talkpage. Izzy 18:00, 12 July 2007 (UTC)

Siebrand. As regards Image:Sunderland.JPG, I have put on a copyright tag, stated the name of the photographer and even given you the photographer's telephone number. The photographer (a close relative) has posted the image to English Wikipedia with all rights released. Is there any more I can say that might convince you?. Izzy 07:18, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

What you could (and should) have done was to use commonshelper to make sure that the information concerning this picture from the original upload at en:wikipedia was preserved. You gave the picture a different license than the original uploader had given. Further, you had not added an image description nor a category, which mean that the image would have been very difficult to find for anyone searching for illustrations of Sunderland. This has now been taken care of, and the no permission tag was removed by me. Finn Rindahl 10:14, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

As I saw, you have deleted two images I have created for a French article : Image:975.png and Image:97_superposes.png. Can I know exactly why and what mistake I make ? Bzh29 10:27, 22 July 2007 (UTC)


O autor está especificado em

Luissilveira 12:08, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

|Author= Luissilveira 11:41, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Siebrand is away from 21 July - 5 August. NielsF ? (en, nl, fr, it) 18:24, 22 July 2007 (UTC)


hey Siebrand, is the bot not working again? I put up some categories for renaming, it's not really doing it or did I do something wrong? thanks for your help. Gryffindor 18:45, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Siebrand is away from 21 July - 5 August. NielsF ? (en, nl, fr, it) 18:24, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

User:Mori Riyo Pix

Hey, Siebrand, I am really new to Wiki Commons, can you please explain to me how can I upload my chinese translation of a map, like this map and make it freely available for the world ??

Thanks !! Mori Riyo Pix 06:55, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Siebrand is away from 21 July - 5 August. NielsF ? (en, nl, fr, it) 18:24, 22 July 2007 (UTC)


Hello,you have noticed me that the follow images doesn't have source information

I'm sorry but I have uploaded them from where there wasn't the necessary source information: they where tagged only "PD US Government", but it wasn't specified where they have been taken. You can delete them. Bye --SCDBob 07:44, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Siebrand is away from 21 July - 5 August. NielsF ? (en, nl, fr, it) 18:24, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Maleisische FT-vlag

Beste Siebrand, graag je mening op mijn overlegpagina -- Ninane 14:35, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Siebrand is away from 21 July - 5 August. NielsF ? (en, nl, fr, it) 18:24, 22 July 2007 (UTC)
Ik heb Ninane geantwoord. NielsF ? (en, nl, fr, it) 18:29, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Re:Image Tagging Image:Jaggler_of_Universes.jpg

Helló, Grendville prepared these graphics, more than with 150 years before, than these. Since he is more than seventy of his years were made, I believe it was Public Domain, I hope for it well I know it. I was making a copy from here anyway down:

I hope for it it is not necessary to delete it. The bad one is a cub for my English. Woland 15:58, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

Siebrand is away from 21 July - 5 August. NielsF ? (en, nl, fr, it) 18:24, 22 July 2007 (UTC)

I will be away from 21 July - 5 August.

In case one of my bots, SieBot (talk · contribs), CommonsDelinker (talk · contribs), malfunctions, block it. In case of emergency, Orgullomoore can also perform an emergency shutdown. Find him as OrgulloKmoore in #pywikipediabot.


Hi. I took that image yesterday, when I attended a Baseball game. And I forgot to add some stuff. Sorry!!!! Zerorules677 02:13, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

I put the license!!! Sorry (Again)!!! Can I remove the tag? Zerorules677 02:18, 23 July 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for your work for me. What I can do more? I think - nothing. I'm a soldier. This is a specific job. I was in many military units and I was promotion Wikipedia and Commons - some people told me that it's nothing but each other gave me all photos and infos on PD. I don't go two times in the same place - if somebody don't understand something - photos will be delete. All Wikipedians can write to admins of the site from I have photos - but I don't do it two times. Best regards. Joymaster 20:46, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Image:Bf 109-6.jpg

When you get back, you may be interested in Commons:Deletion requests/Image:Bf 109-6.jpg. LX (talk, contribs) 14:58, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Image:Browns hotel.jpg

Hi Your bot warned I hadn't given copyright info - but I had... at least I'd clicked on an option just the same as with previous uploads. But it's still saying will delete in 7 days despite several goes at reuploading etc - please see Browns Hotel.jpg in Commons (which is my own copyright photo) - thanks. Tony in Devon 22:12, 30 July 2007 (UTC)[9][10]

I moved your post from Siebrand's user page to his user talk page (where it belongs). When reuploading, the text only goes into the summary, not into the actual image description page - you have to edit that page to change the licensing. I see that Man vyi did that for you.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 09:56, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Delete Please

Hi.Delete this image please: Image:המוסדות הלאומיים2.JPG. Why? this is why: Image:Binyan Hamosadot Haleumiyim RD.JPG. Gridge 20:41, 4 August 2007 (UTC).

✓ Done Please tag {{duplicate|NewName.Ext}} so things go in process. Cheers! Siebrand 21:18, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. I'll try to keep that in mind. Gridge 22:05, 4 August 2007 (UTC).

Azeriwaffen.jpg was just recreated as 162lrg.jpg

Hey, I saw your CommonsDelinker bot's message in an image removal at Mohammad Amin al-Husayni. So as I understand it, it was deleted by Bryan here, but was recreated under a different name here, apparently with the same licensing problems, and then re-added to the Wikipedia pages that your bot trimmed it from as well. 21:48, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Fixed. Cheers! Siebrand 21:51, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Yes, it was recreated by appropriate tag, from US goverment NARA files, user gave me permission, which was not even his, what is the problem??Azizbekov 21:56, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

If it is from the US NARA, provide proof that it is from the US NARA. "Permission for Wikipedia" is not enough, images need to be under a free license. Please do not upload images before you have read and understood Commons:Licensing. -- Bryan (talk to me) 22:00, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Image:600px Azul e celeste.PNG

This image is my work. Sorry. I didn't remember. Guilherme Augusto 00:15, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. Cheers! Siebrand 09:02, 8 August 2007 (UTC)


Hello, I've solved the no-licence problem with the file. Thank you. Lon Abirisain 05:47, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. Cheers! Siebrand 09:02, 8 August 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for your attention to my last picture put on Commons. I put the licence (self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-2.5,2.0,1.0) on my owm work. Wulfstan 10:53, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome. Cheers! Siebrand 11:28, 8 August 2007 (UTC) update!

Hello Siebrand! I've good news, I've update to skip the {{information}} and I've add some feature. You can find it, here. It would be nice if you make your changes (fix the minor things or/and the programming style, and so on) :-) If you want to add the script to the pywikipedia set, I suggest to use another name, like.. uhm.. or I let you choose the best one ^__^ Bye, --Filnik 15:21, 8 August 2007 (UTC)


Hello, Dank u voor uw bericht. I've added a description to the page. Thank you.--Takahashi 19:40, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome. Cheers! Siebrand 10:14, 9 August 2007 (UTC)


Kannst Du mir bitte erklären, warum Brugge, die Hauptstadt und größte Stadt der Provinz Westflandern, in der überwiegend flämisch gesprochen wird, hier auf commons plötzlich zur Category:Bruges gehören soll. -- ArtMechanic 23:17, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

We name categories in English, hence the name. Cheers! Siebrand 10:14, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
Bisher dachte ich, dass Wikimedia Commons ein vielsprachiges Projekt sein sollte. Die Diktatur der Sprache Englisch finde ich schockierend! Wie andere Benutzer denke ich nun darüber nach, ob ich meine Bilder hier nicht mehr hoch lade. -- ArtMechanic 11:25, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
Don't hurry, within a month or so, I count to propose an alternative commons naming scheme that is less dogmatic, more workable and realistic and above all, fits better with the naming that is really used on the commons in the non-English countries. --Foroa 12:09, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
This is not about dictatorship. This is about policy. Within the category namespace, we simply use English. One day we will have transparent i18n for categories, but we do not have that yet. Until then we do as stated above. If you think you can contribute to for example integrating wikidata or OmegaWiki funtionality in Wkimedia Commons, please contact me. Cheers! Siebrand 12:34, 9 August 2007 (UTC)



I am sincerely sorry, this image must have been mistakenly uploaded — the correct name/description/licence information can be found here : Image:Magnetic_flux_between_two_coils.svg. Could you please delete Image:MagneticF_lux.svg or have it deleted ? Thank you for noticing ! Sharayanan 09:33, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

✓ Done Cheers! Siebrand 10:15, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Bot's edit summary

Please check: [11]. --Panther 09:46, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

It's a bug in the pywikipediabot framework. Nothing to worry about; the edit itself is OK. Cheers! Siebrand 10:16, 9 August 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 19:39, 13 July 2007 (UTC) (I did not take that picture.) Vixwald 21:04, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

Which image is this about? Siebrand 07:51, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Copyright notice

Hey, I did provide the copyright info, but the tag does not go away. Let me know what is still missing! (ruins-of-jerash.jpg, sunrise-abila.jpg) Thanks, Seine_Lordschaft

You *must* add a license for the image to be kept. Cheers! Siebrand 07:52, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Siebrand , i didnt understand how to do , explain me in messanger plz.

Please sign your message with ~~~~. Now I do not know who you are and I cannot help you. Cheers! Siebrand 07:53, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


ok thx for ur help ^^

You're welcome. However, please sign your messages with ~~~~ so I know who you are... Cheers! Siebrand 07:54, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Image:Stig Lindberg Coq och Birka.jpg

Please add a license to the image. Otherwise it will be deleted. P.s. adding a message would be nice... Cheers! Siebrand 07:55, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Photos with no copyright


Both photos added copyright.

--Chong Fat 14:39, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. Cheers! Siebrand 07:56, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


hey, i gotta problem with that file, I did pick a licence, but it doesnt want to show it ?! i tried to upload it over, and pick the licence again, but it still wont show it.... I dont know how to change it Frizabela 14:50, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

It looks like you finally managed. Congratulations! ;) Siebrand 07:57, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Newport beach

I added an Attribution template for licensing reasons. I hope that's better. Geoking66 01:07, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks. Cheers! Siebrand 07:59, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Image: FC Shakhtar's new t-shirt

OK, I've added the link to original text.

I'm sorry, but as you have not given a fill file name and not signed your message with a link to your user name, I am not able to give you any precise comments. Please sign all your messages with ~~~~. Cheers! Siebrand 08:00, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Hi, I tried to upload some images of Braşov, all, except one, with author´s rights expired, and so in the public domain, including Image:800px-VamiiInterbelic.jpg, but excluding Image:TargMestesugariBV.gif, which was created by a Romanian Wikipedian that actually lives in Braşov (he renounced author´s rights). I don´t know exactly how Commons works, so if the images I uploaded aren´t O.K., please delete them.--Venator 18:11, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

✓ Done (by someone else) Cheers! Siebrand 08:01, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Images regarding Munich tram

What exactly were the problems with my images of Munich tramcars? You had them deleted without telling me what was wrong! I gave all the necessary data. I would like you to leave my images untouched! I don't look into Wikimedia commons all the time so I don't notice if there is something wrong with them very quickly. These images were mine and I licensed them correctly. You shouldn't have deleted them! And if necessary you can leave me a message in my account in the German wikipedia where I use the same nick. But PLEASE do NOT delete my pictures just like that. I didn't upload them for nothing! They were in use! I uploaded them again and I count on them to remain online! If necessary you can also contact me via the German Wikipedia where I'm using the same nick as here. I don't look in here very often but I keep using the German Wikipedia. --MaxM 20:32, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

No images are deleted just like that. As you are not giving any examples of deleted images, I cannot give you an accurate answer. All images need to have an author, source, permission and license. If any of those fail, there is not enough information to keep an image. No images that are not obvious copyright violations are deleted just like that. I can imagine you did get a warning if you were the uploader. Cheers! Siebrand 08:04, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Image:Pont de Taizon.JPG and Image:Tazon (79) Arche et pigeonnier.JPG

Hi, I took those pictures this month because I need them for a french article about this village (Taizon). I just remerber that I didn't choose the right method. Can I download them again? Lutralutra 23:13, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

Please file a request for undeletion at COM:UR. Cheers! Siebrand 08:05, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

my taggless image

please delete my image, it isn't factually correct. Thanks--Penubag 06:19, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Which image(s) are you referring to? Cheers! Siebrand 08:07, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


ok, thx for information, i'm new and i just learning, i will try fix it. Can u help me, what i have to add to description ? Its my photos and I dont know exactly all licenses ... --Wikijojek 08:36, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

Please check COM:CLIC for some more information. Cheers! Siebrand 08:10, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Image:13th Gayborhood.jpg & Image:BAL Penn station.png. What do you mean they didn't have permissions? Evrik 20:07, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

You have indicated that the images were created by Bruce Andersen and your user name is Evrik. Your user page does not connect the two, nor did the image description pages. Own work was also not claimed. I see you have corrected that. Thanks. Cheers! Siebrand 08:20, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Unknown topic

Merhaba, Mesajınızı Türkçe yazın lütfen.. Dağdağan, Gilaboru ve Cehri bitkilerinin resimlerini kendim çektim, kendim yükledim.. Kamera kayıtlarındaki değişiklik, kameranın tamirinden ileri geliyor.. Okey?--Hasan Sami Bolak 21:02, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but I cannot read your question. Please try again in English, German or French. Cheers! Siebrand 08:20, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


I would suggest you contact the original uploader of the photo, on enwiki. דוד 21:38, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

As uploader to commons, that is your responsibility. Cheers! Siebrand 08:21, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Byzantine-Ottoman Wars

One of the Images of Timur (the only one I might add) was removed from the article Byzantine-Ottoman Wars without a message. Whilst I wouldn't normally comlain, after all if its not allowed then by all means remove but it also got rid of the information written by me about the article and some references.

Regards, 22:36, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

I'm sorry, but you have provided too little information for me to react to... Cheers! Siebrand 08:22, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


OK. Thanks. -- User:Tatehuari

Thanks for your fixes. Please sign your messages with ~~~~. Cheers! Siebrand 08:23, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


I just found those images on the Internet. I'm new to Wikipedia and didn't know it was mandatory to include the license. --Jdvillalobos 21:44, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Please see Commons:Licensing. Cheers! Siebrand 08:24, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

OsamaK bot

A file your bot would tag as „no source“ is tagged by the bot mentioned above as „own work“. Commons:Bots/Requests for flags/OsamaKBOT 2 --Polarlys 17:54, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Which edit is this message about? Cheers! Siebrand 08:25, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Hoi Siebrand, bedankt voor je melding over de opnieuw opgelaaide category/gallery discussie naar aanleiding van de aanvraag van Polbot. Het thema interesseert me nog steeds, maar ik was destijds zelf even een paar weken weg en bij terugkomst was de "discussie" reeds door mobbing beslecht. Wel trek ik me er steeds minder van aan en ben bij wijze van experiment gewoon begonnen met mijn eigen "mixed system" waarin ik dan ook de vrijheid heb om eens wat extra info, links en vormgeving dingen toe te voegen zonder dat anderen het er meteen weer uitslopen. Ik probeer die zoveel mogelijk met gebruik van sjablonen/variabelen op te zetten zodat het later eventueel allemaal gemakkelijk omgevormd kan worden voor gebruik in de hoofdnaamruimte, maar voorlopig lijkt het nog nergens op ... desondanks geeft het me de ruimte om - wanneer ik weer zin/moed heb verzameld ook eens ietsjes verder te werken en wat van mijn beestenkiekjes op commons beschikbaar te maken en - al zijn ze dan misschien niet in de hoofdnaamruimte terug te vinden - te gebruiken in wikipedia. Vriendelijk groetengedoe Pudding4brains 18:49, 28 July 2007 (UTC)

Komt tijd, komt raad? We gaan het zien... Groet, Siebrand 08:25, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Hi, Siebrand - I've added {{GFDL}}. Does that help? --sony-youthtalk 02:17, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

Yes, that helps a lot ;) Cheers! Siebrand 08:28, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Re: Please give images good descriptions

Thank you for your concern. I will certainly look back and see what I can do about the files I sent. Yet, I think it would be nice if you always posted an example of a well marked image with each such warning. Someone may need it.--Michael Angelkovich 11:49, 29 July 2007 (UTC)

That's not a bad idea. I'll try to update the message with an appropriate example. Cheers! Siebrand 08:26, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Thank you for translating the template.

  • For future reference: Free as in freedom in Estonian is vaba, while freedom is vabadus. I also substantially reworded the template so as to have more correct language in it. -Mardus 22:25, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
I originally thought you actually translated the template, not noticing that it contained Estonian's mistakes instead.
See also Template talk:GFDL#Estonian (et). -Mardus 22:42, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
Glad to see it had been resolved. Cheers! Siebrand 08:57, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Thanks again! --João Carvalho 00:25, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome. Cheers! Siebrand 08:29, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Image:04-05-07_1549.jpg its form me .Image:04-05-07_1549.jpg ist von mir.Image:04-05-07_1549.jpg van me .ven de gemmande viersen --Vie-mann 09:41, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

I tried linking the images. That helps with identifying which images you are referring to. I fixed the image description. Cheers! Siebrand 08:32, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


HI I'm from wikipedia and have begun work on its geography articles which are still in their infancy and am trying to get some images which make an enormous difference. I believed most flickr images were ok but there is a problem I now see with commerical use. -ahh I hate the restirctions of wikimedia!! -it makes thinks pretty difficult. I think I've wasted my time uploading them Ernst Stavro Blofeld 18:07, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

I understand your frustration. However, because we believe in truely free information, all uses must be allowed. I do hope you keep on contributing free media to the Commons. Cheers! Siebrand 08:34, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

How do I settle copyright?

It is a public image provided by the French Ministry of Culture. Lord Loxley 01:23, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

You have to find a free license on a website or correspond with a copyright holder to obtain a free license... Cheers! Siebrand 08:38, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Dear Siebrand, I would appreciate it if you could explain the problem and I will try to fix it.


LDChamp09 03:35, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

If a file does not a have a free license, it will be deleted... See Commons:Licensing. Cheers! Siebrand 08:39, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Ich habe eine erlaubnis für dieses bild sie steht auch da mit der web adresse. Hier die mail zur bestehtigung Das sind die Bilder für Ihre Site: Obacht: Alle Bilder, die mit ph beginnen, stammen von Paul Heublein, den ich Sie bitte, auch noch um Erlaubnis zu fragen, das dürfte aber kein Problem sein. Die Bilder, die mit cb anfangen, stammen von Carl Bellingrodt, den können Sie nicht mehr fragen, dürfte aber normalerweise kein Problem sein. Alle anderen Bilder habe ich "geknipst" cb-lobberich-01 und 02 stammen vom 15. Mai 1953 grefrath01 zeigt den Güterschuppen im März 2000 grefrath02 ist vom gleichen Datum, ich bin mir aber nicht mehr sicher, wo genau die Stelle ist, es handelt sich wohl um ein ehemaliges Bahnwärterhaus grefrath03 zeigt den BÜ gleich beim Bf grefrath04 entstand anläslich einer ETA-Sonderfahrt über alle damals schon stillgelegten Strecken, ich glaube 1991 lobberich.jpg entstand bei gleiche Gelegenheit ph-grefrath-01 zeigt den Bahnhof Grefrath noch mit Gleisen davor, wohl 1985 ph-lobberich-02 Bf Lobberich um 1974 ph-lobberich-01 Bf Lobberich beim Abriss 1977 ph-oedt alle von ca. 1980 oedt.jpg stammt vom Medienzentrum des Kreise Viersen, wo Sie es vielleicht noch in besserer Qualität bekommen können, meins ist nur aus einem Buch gescannt. Es zeigt wahrscheinlich den Bf der Krefelder Eisenbahn Sollten Sie weitere Infos benötigen, können Sie sich gerne an mich wenden. Bitte beachten Sie ausdrücklich die Rechte von Paul Heublein, bitte setzen Sie sich mit ihm in Verbindung mfg Heinz Nieveler.

I have a permission for this picture it am also there with the Web address. Here mail to bestehtigung those are the pictures for your Site: Obacht: All pictures, which begin with pH, come from Paul Heublein, whom I ask you to also still ask in order permission that might however no problem be. The pictures, which begin with cb, come from Carl Bellingrodt, which cannot you any longer ask, might however normally no problem be. All other pictures has I "geknipst" cb-lobberich-01 and 02 to come from 15 May 1953 grefrath01 shows up the goods sheds in March 2000 grefrath02 is from the same date, I am however no longer reliably, where exactly the place is, it concerns a former signalman's cabin grefrath03 probably shows the BUe equal with the BF grefrath04 developed anlaeslich for a ETA Sonderfahrt over all at that time distances already shut down, I believe 1991 lobberich.jpg developed with equivalent opportunity ph-grefrath-01 shows the station Grefrath still with tracks before it, probably 1985 ph-lobberich-02 BF Lobberich around 1974 ph-lobberich-01 BF Lobberich with the outline 1977 pH-oedt all of approx.. 1980 oedt.jpg originate from the medium center sets of the Viersen, where you can get it perhaps still in better quality, meins are scanned only from a book. It probably shows the BF of the Krefelder railway should you further information need, can you gladly me contact. Please you consider expressly the rights of Paul Heublein, please sit down you with him in connection mfg to Heinz Nieveler. --Vie-mann 10:00, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

As {{no permission}} states: please archive all permissions in Commons:OTRS. Commons:Licensing is always in effect. Cheers! Siebrand 08:41, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Probably better to delete it as it is almost certainly within copyright, see en:Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton for more details. - FrancisTyers 16:30, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

The image was deleted because a source was missing. See Commons:Licensing for details. Cheers! Siebrand 08:42, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Siebot in holyday mood or been drinking too much ?

Siebrand, I have noticed the change: Category:Maps of Sullivan County,, Pennsylvania‎; 23:13 . . (+173) . . SieBot (Talk | contribs) (Robot: Moved from Category:Maps of Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. Authors: Ruhrfisch)

The transfer happened in the wrong direction. I think that your Siebot is taking profit of your absence: if the cat is on holiday, the mice dance on the table. --Foroa 21:27, 31 July 2007 (UTC)

OK, corrected by User talk:Gryffindor. --Foroa 08:29, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
The name says it all: it's a bot. Bots do what humans order them to do (and not what the think they order them to do :P). Cheers! Siebrand 08:43, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Image:Camaro-Transformers03.jpg and Image:Camaro-Transformers02.jpg

I forget to licensing this pictures. Now are Ok. Thanks for your advice. --Xavigivax 12:31, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Thansk. Cheers! Siebrand 08:44, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Image:!!!.JPG, Image:Bright Eyes.JPG, Image:The B-52's.JPG

Hi! I have the same problem than Tony (see above) :

Your bot warned I hadn't given copyright info - but I had... at least I'd clicked on an option just the same as with previous uploads. 
But it's still saying will delete in 7 days despite several goes at reuploading etc

I can't fix it :( Maybe you could help me? Thx --ELOdry 14:23, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

I fixed things for you. If you need to change the license later, you have to edit the page. Cheers! Siebrand 09:00, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Hello! I've just seen you erased the Image:UAT-1989.jpg image, may I know why? Thanks and greetings. --EL PAPAUPA 15:07, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

User EPO removed it as a copyright violation. If you would like to see it undeleted, please go to COM:UR. log. Cheers! Siebrand 09:01, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Hi, I'm sorry for forgotting the licence; the image was a photo from a book printed in XIX century. It is copyright free since I'm the owner of the book. See you. Torredibabele

It is not copyright free because you are the owner of the book. It is copyright free because copyright has expired. Tha nk you for fixing it. Cheers! Siebrand 09:03, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Hello, there no problem about these characters because the en:Shinjitai characters are in UTF-8, but the en:Kyuujitai characters aren't in UTF-8. So, I used the Microsoft Paint over Shinjitai characters and modified some strokes converting as Kyuujitai, using as references two websites: and . So, these characters are ineligible for copyright. --Taichi 20:18, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

The image was tagged automatically after upload. Thanks for fixing it. Cheers! Siebrand 09:04, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Modern sculptors

Beste Siebrand, alhoewel je nog met vacantie bent, reageer ik nu alsnog op je antwoord t.a.v. Modern sculpture in de hoop dat je dit leest na 5 augustus. De discussie FOP-NoFop lijkt gesloten, maar is dat natuurlijk niet. De EU komt nog met directieven die het hele "panorama"weer op zijn kop zetten. Of ik dat nog meemaak? Het zij allemaal zo. Waar ik je nu over benader zijn enkele concrete gevallen: A. Ik stuitte recent op Image:BunnikAI.jpg (sculptuur in Utrecht) en zocht naar een passende categorie (Ja, natuurlijk doe ik dat nog). Template:FOP was toegekend. Categorie:FOP bekeken: ook twee door mijzelf gemaakte foto's: Image:Leonard_Wübbena_Atlasring_2004.JPG en Image:Andreas_Freyer1.JPG hebben de twijfelachtige eer in deze categorie te staan (2 op de 53, voorwaar niet slecht). Foto's van sculptures in Duitsland van twee kunstenaars, waarvan zich ook beelden in mijn privé-collectie bevinden. Wat is hiervan de bedoeling? Als deze 3 foto's dit Template kregen, waarom niet al die andere duizenden foto's van sculptures in FOP-landen? B. Category:Modern sculptors: Jean Tinguely. Templates:NoUploads resp. Warning. Met alle respect, maar Tinguely was een Zwitser. Enkele sculptures bevinden zich in Frankrijk, maar vele toch in Zwitserland, Duitsland etc. (FOP-landen) Wat beweegt Wikimedia Commons (i.e. Admin Jastrow) tot deze actie. Alweer, bij vele honderden sculptors uit FOP-landen kun je deze Templates dan ook wel zetten. Het eind is zoek. Gaarne je commentaar. Alvast bedankt en vriendelijk groetend--Gerardus 11:32, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

Hallo Siebrand, welkom terug van vakantie. Waarschijnlijk heb je nog geen zin in discussies, dus neem je tijd. Wel heb ik
nog wat aanvullende vragen: Wie is eigenlijk verantwoordelijk voor de FOP-Template? Wat is de draagwijdte? Neem bijv. Image:
Image:Andreas_Freyer1.JPG, door mij geplaatst bij mijn eigen Artikel:Andreas Freyer in de duitstalige WP. Als ik dat artikel vertaal in het nederlands, mag de foto dan meekomen (Ja toch?). En als ik daarna besluit door te gaan in het engels, frans etc. dan weer niet? Het is toch een fop-afbeelding? Geef me aub je commentaar.--Gerardus 07:33, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
Poe, lastige vragen allemaal. Ik wil eigenlijk voorstellen dat je al deze vragen naar Commons talk:Licensing neemt en daar in het Engels overleg voert. Zeker juridisch ben ik onvoldoende onderlegd om je van sluitende antwoorden te kunnen voorzien. Groet, Siebrand 09:07, 10 August 2007 (UTC)
Beste Siebrand, je antwoord stelt me teleur. Twee weten meer dan een en ik ben helemaal niet juridisch onderlegd, terwijl jij toch een collega-admin ben van degenen die de Template aanbrengen. Maar ok. De volgende tekst heb ik gefabriceerd :

Two Images I uploaded myself on Wikimedia Commons are tagged with the (ugly) Template:FOP by admins (from NoFOP countries):

  • 1. Image:Andreas Freyer1.JPG
  • 2. Image:Leonard Wübbena Atlasring 2004.JPG

Both Images are taken in Germany (FOP country) from works by German artists (I happen to know personally) for years now in the public space. I have uploaded many Images on the subject: Modern sculptures and linked them to various categories and/or articles in local WP(s). What is exactly the purpose of this Template as NoFOP Images are deleted rapidly (as I know from experience). If not a NoFOP Image of a sculpture, it can only be categorized as FOP. So why are not all free Images tagged FOP. What is exactly the meaning of this tagging? Can another admin remove the Template or does that action needs higher authority? What is the policy behind this Template? I asked this (I thought simple) questions to Siebrand (who comes, as I do, from the Netherlands), but he showed me the way to Commons talk:Licensing. Please give me your comment--Gerardus 07:55, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Ik ben benieuw naar de reactie, groetend--Gerardus 07:55, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
Hoi Gerardus. Ik deel je teleurstelling niet omdat ik niet van mezelf verwacht alles van licenties in alle landen binnen Wikimedia Commons te kennen. Je hebt blijkbaar meer verwachtingen van me dan ik kan waarmaken. Binnen nl.wp ben ik wellicht specialist op het gebied van licenties, maar hier zijn er zeker redelijk aantal gebruikers veel beter in dat onderwerp dan ik. Ik heb hier mijn eigen specialismen, net als op nl.wp. Die tracht ik zou volledig en juist mogelijk in te vullen.
Je vraag ziet er wat mij betreft in het Engels ongeveer net zo uit als in het Nederlands. Vooral stellen, dus... Groet, Siebrand 09:50, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

De tekst ziet er prima uit.

De volgende reactie ontving ik:
Seems crazy to me, copyright paranoia and overkill to avoid some known problems about images of certain French works. I have replaced it on the two images concerned by a new {{PD-FOP-DE}}. Physchim62 11:50, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Als we zo'n Template in Nederland hadden zouden we in staat zijn de overige Images, die met Template:FOP zijn versierd, zoals het Groningermuseum, kunnen bevrijden. Of is er al zoiets? Groetjes--Gerardus 12:45, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Image:Denys Affre.jpg

This painting (Image:Denys Affre.jpg) belongs to the: Archives Historiques de l'Archevêché de Paris and is from the XIX century. So it is automatically in the PD. (more than 100 years old). I do not know what else do you need?

Best regards Francis --FLLL 16:20, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

The bot triggers on the absense of a license tag. I added {{PD-art}}. Cheers! Siebrand 09:08, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


I am not sure what is needed additionaly for this image . I assigned licence and indicated that I made this picture. Contrary to yours statement there is no discussion of what needs to be done. Pflatau 17:15, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

The adding of a license, {{self|GFDL|cc-by-2.5}}, did the trick. Cheers! Siebrand 09:10, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for bringing my attention to the missing authorization there. Before publishing the picture under GFDL license I got explicit permission for that by its author C.J. Martin, which I duly forwarded to "Permissions - Wikimedia Commons"; now it appears they have failed to respond for two weeks, so I am re-submitting my permission request once again. In case there was no response, I could possibly reproduce here the author's written permission (reflected also in a July 17, 2007 entry in the Guestbook of C.J. Martin). Best, Apcbg 19:15, 2 August 2007 (UTC)

I have found ticket 2007071710013198 and added it to the description page. Cheers! Siebrand 09:15, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Hello Siebrand. You can delete this file Image:Hypnogramme.jpg, because it is difficult to require source. I make another one with SVG Inkscape. It is Ok ? Thank you.

Bonjour Siebrand. Vous pouvez supprimer l'image Image:Hypnogramme.jpg, parce que je n'arrive pas à en obtenir la source exacte (bien qu'elle figure sur un site en diffusion libre : copyleft). J'ai donc créer une image personnelle Image:Hypnogramme.svg à partir du logiciel SVG Inkscape. S'il y a un problème, merci de me le signaler. Amicalement. --PMduJura 13:44, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

The image was deleted with no permission. Cheers! Siebrand 09:16, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Image:715px-St Patrick's saltire (bordered).png

The bordered flag is my own work, I just updated picture's information. Thanks. Blackcat it 14:57, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the fixes. Cheers! Siebrand 09:17, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

RE: Image:DSCN0211.JPG

Haha! Nice catch. I actually already knew there was a problem- I somehow spaced the name and didn't realize it until it had already uploaded. I posted on the village pump for help changing the name, but apparently that isn't possible. I'm going to fix it now. FireFly5 16:58, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

re [12], what is the problem? Pedant 18:43, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

never mind, I got it. Thanks. Pedant 18:48, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
You're welcome. Cheers! Siebrand 09:18, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Pictures of Saly

Dear Siebrand! I don't speak in english. But: 3 pictures, uploedes by me, in GFDL licence. There are from painter's daughter, Németh Maria for Commons. Look: Permission = A művész lánya, Németh Mária bocsátotta a képet a Commons rendelkezésére. All right? OsvátA 19:21, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

I'm not sure... Cheers! Siebrand 09:19, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Image:Rio Cunana en Perija Venezuela.JPG

Conexion Post error while I was uploading the picture. Thanks --libertad0 ॐ 03:18, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your message and the fixes. Cheers! Siebrand 09:23, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Ive added a PD-self tag. I thought I had done that when I reloaded but I must have missed it. Thanks. Sophia 08:21, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Re-uploading a file does not make its description page change. You have to edit that manually. Thanks for the fixed. Cheers! Siebrand 09:25, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Image:02 Hino de Catalão.ogg

Ok, I have added a PD-self tag in Image:02 Hino de Catalão.ogg. Vera L. Silva 10:56, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the fixes. Cheers! Siebrand 09:26, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


hello this image is public domain, because of Polish goverment regulation from February 4 1994 (Dz. U. Nr 80, $ 904), witch says that official Polish symbols (such as coat of arms of Widuchowa) are public domain. Farmer Jan 19:25, 4 August 2007 (UTC)

That's great. But we also require a source. Please add that or the image will be deleted. Cheers! Siebrand 09:28, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


...give me some time to do all the needed changes for my uploaded pictures. i am just working on that. --JD {æ} 15:53, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

The bot checks the new uploads 20 minutes after upload. After that you have at least 7 more days. That should work, shouldn't it? :) Cheers! Siebrand 09:32, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Han Dynasty basket

Hi, thanks for tagging that image quickly, I just goofed and forgot to add the license tag when I uploaded the image. I took the photo myself, and the license tag is there now.--PericlesofAthens 17:19, 6 August 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the fixes. Cheers! Siebrand 09:35, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Uw Bot ....

U moet aandacht als Admin aan het feit dat alstublieft besteden met {{Badname|Image: ...}} - Pics, met het doven in projecten Wiki het beeld met de nieuwe namen opnieuw verlinkt wordt, ziet hier. Er zijn dit, met dit voorbeeld, gedoofd beeld nu onder de naam: Image:Pellia epiphylla7 ies.jpg. (or here).
--Botaurus stellaris 02:16, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

The image was deleted by another admin user and delinked by CommonsDelinker. Please complain with the deleting admin, but by the operator of the delinking bot. Cheers! Siebrand 09:37, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Sorry! I was uploading two halves, and the licence choice got reset when I hit the back button to upload the other half. Adam Cuerden 09:00, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Those things happen. Thanks for bots we are made aware of them. Thank you for the fixes. Cheers! Siebrand 09:39, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Hello, I wanted to delete this, but I don't know how. Metin Hasanovic 19:08, 7 August 2007

✓ Done Siebrand 09:40, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Hi! I don't think your tag change is correct, because version b not have better resulotion, it is only resized to award, so don't have better quality. But if you think the bigger is still better, then ok. --Beyond silence 13:01, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Why would you want to resize an image by blowing it up? That does not make sense to me... I will arrange things and delete the higher res. Cheers! Siebrand 09:24, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Hi Siebrand. I uploaded this image but I'm not sure that she's legit. What do you think? Gridge 19:13, 9 August 2007 (UTC).

First thing is that it is missing a source. The source link does not lead to the image itself and/or a page that contains the image ({{no source}}). Second is the license. There is no link to a license notice at the source. Because of this, the license that is currently on the image ({{PD-USGov}}) cannot be checked (aka permission). That would cause the image to be nominated as {{no permission}}. So source and permission missing: oops :) Siebrand 19:29, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
Well... that's not good, right? delete the image. Thank's anyway. Gridge 20:36, 9 August 2007 (UTC).
Source found: [13]. Still looking for a license statement though. -- Bryan (talk to me) 21:17, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
I think you could slap on {{PD-USGov-NARA}}[14], but that appears to be no longer wanted. Try and find out who authored it... Cheers! Siebrand 21:32, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
Guys... thanks, but what now? Gridge 13:29, 10 August 2007 (UTC).

Hi. I not speak eanglish. I ask a administrador {{es}}: [15] for dat, is ok?. Bye, and I'm sory. Ferbr1 15:52, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Sure it is. Cheers! Siebrand 15:55, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Taiwan images

What does Flickr ND mean? Ernst Stavro Blofeld 16:37, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

The limitations of the commons and tight regulations is quite frustrating indeed.Ernst Stavro Blofeld 16:40, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

ND stands for No derivatives. NC stands for No Commercial use. Cheers! Siebrand 17:22, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Deine Bildlöschungen

Könntest du das nächste mal bitte sorgfältiger arbeiten? Dazu gehört bei einer Bildlöschung auch, dass du schaust, wo bzw. in welchen Wikipediaseiten ist dieses Bild eingebunden. Entferne diese Bilder dort und lösche dann erst. Ich und andere haben langsam die Schnautze voll, ständig deine Überbleibsel hinterherzuräumen. Auch das gehört zur sauberen Abarbeitung dazu. Wenn du überfordert bist, dann gibt deinen Adminstatus hier ab. Irgendwann ist mal der Punkt erreicht, ständig auf Lebewesenartikel zu stoßen, in denen einem höhnisch ein Übelbleibsel eines gelöschten Bildes bei commons entgegengrinst (auch andere Seiten sind davon betroffen). Ich spreche hier jetzt nur von der deutschsprachigen Wikipedia, wie es in anderen Wikipedias aussieht, weiß ich nicht, gehe aber dort auch von der halbgaren Praxis aus. Fairerhalber muss ich anmerken, nicht nur bei dir ist diese schlappe Arbeitsweise zu beobachten. Irgendwann ist es mit der Geduld und der stillschweigenden Hinterherräumerei vorbei. Danke für die Kenntnisnahme. --Factumquintus 20:22, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

We have de:User:CommonsDelinker to delink images. It cannot delink from locked pages and cannot delink if it crashed, but that is what you have de:User:CommonsTicker aka de:Benutzer:DuesenBot on de:Wikipedia:CommonsTicker for. Cheers! Siebrand 22:17, 10 August 2007 (UTC)
Wenn du auf deiner Benutzerseite deine Kenntnisse auch in deutsch angibst, dann kannst du mir auch in deutsch antworten und mich nicht an Bots oder sonstige Maschinen verweisen. Die sind mir alle bekannt. Ich spreche aber gerne mit Menschen. Das sollte wohl verständlich sein. Und deine Antwort ist wohl mehr als eine verlegende Ausrede. Das kann mit Ruhe und Bedacht auch umgangen werden: Nämlich mit abwarten, bis das ganze wieder funktioniert.--Factumquintus 23:56, 10 August 2007 (UTC)
Excellent passive agressiveness. {{sofixit}}. Cheers! Siebrand 09:30, 11 August 2007 (UTC)



Please, reupload this file. This is pd-old. Coat of arms of Congress Poland created about 1815.

Bye --Starscream 21:43, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Temporarily restored. Please source and license correctly or it will be deleted again. Siebrand 22:13, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Please talk to me in my user talk. image:Kongresowka.png is pd-old. Created in 1815. Thank You. --Starscream 01:16, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

The image not sourced well enough. Please provide proper sourcing and proof that this exact image was created in 1815. Cheers! Siebrand 09:31, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Fernando Paz castillo

Hola Siebrand, siento mucho no hablar ingles, sin embargo pienso me olvide de dejar bien el enlace de la pagina web donde tengo autorización para el material que he tomado. La direccion donde se puede apreciar la imagen es: [].

Me parece también que hay dificultades con un mapa de Palestina en el siglo I, ese mapa lo reforme yo y le coloqué hasta los colores. Gracias por tu ayuda. Saludos --Edmenb 03:01, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

babel translation
Hello Siebrand, I feel much not to speak ingles, nevertheless think forgets to leave the connection to me of the pagina Web well where I have authorization for the material which I have taken. The direction where the image can be appreciated is: [ ]. It also seems to me that there are difficulties with a map of Palestine in century I, that map reforms I and I placed to him until the colors. Thanks for your aid. Greetings -- Edmenb 03:01, 11 August 2007 (Utc)

Hi. I regret that I am not able to read Spanish. Could you write to me in English or ask a Spanish admin? Also after using Babelfish, I was not able to understand your message. Cheers! Siebrand 09:32, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
Puedes encontrar un administrador que hable español en Commons:List of administrators by language.
I thought that might be useful ;) -- Bryan (talk to me) 10:00, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Image:Deutsch-Jozsa Algorithm.svg

Good day sir! Thank you for your help with Image:Deutsch-Jozsa Algorithm.svg. I believe I've taken the correct action but as this is my first upload I'd appreciate it if you'd take another look and make sure all is well. Thank you for your time. Skippydo 09:35, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your fixes. Cheers! Siebrand 09:43, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Image:Señorio Bizkaia Jardineras Flor Pergola.jpg

Thank you for the notice!

^^ Aideltxu 14:09, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

You're welcome. Cheers! Siebrand 19:08, 11 August 2007 (UTC)


Thank you for the welcome message.--Oda Mari 16:24, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

No problem. Have fun on the Commons. Cheers! Siebrand 19:08, 11 August 2007 (UTC)


Here it is: Diese Datei wurde unter der GNU-Lizenz für freie Dokumentation veröffentlicht. Es ist erlaubt, die Datei unter den Bedingungen der GNU-Lizenz für freie Dokumentation, Version 1.2 oder einer späteren Version, veröffentlicht von der Free Software Foundation, zu kopieren, zu verbreiten und/oder zu modifizieren. Es gibt keine unveränderlichen Abschnitte, keinen vorderen Umschlagtext und keinen hinteren Umschlagtext. Cheers. Ericoides 17:35, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

Which file would this be about? Cheers! Siebrand 17:36, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
It's about the file you queried. See Cheers. Ericoides 18:25, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
Re the Pigne d'Arolla one, here is the page 18:27, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
Ah, right. I get it. Please use CommonsHelper to update the info with the image. There is a link in the welcome message at the top of your talk page. Cheers! Siebrand 19:06, 11 August 2007 (UTC)