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"Hollywood Hungama"

The usefulness of many images that you upload appears to be compromised by watermarks... AnonMoos (talk) 15:00, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

The watermarks can be removed (people do it regularly for these specific set of images -- I'm just not a photoshopper), but the main reason I'm uploading these images is because every day I have to either delete/tag a few such images on en.wiki/here as many new users don't see a choice for images and upload copyvios. This way I'm hoping that they just change to their favorite one! Bollywood images are the highest copyvio image section for India related stuff. cheers. SpacemanSpiff (talk) 15:08, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Please avoid watermarked pictures

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The image File:Farhan Akhtar Katrina Kaif Abhay Deol still2.jpg you uploaded contains watermarks. The usage of watermarks is discouraged according to policy. If a non-watermarked version of the image is available, please upload it under the same file name and then remove this template. After removing the watermark, ensure that the removed information is present in the EXIF tags, the image description page, or both.

Thank you for understanding.

AzaToth 18:13, 3 October 2011 (UTC)

File:Ladies_-_Toilet_-SignboardinHindi.jpg

I greatly appreciate your cautious approach in using {{Out of scope}} tag rather than going for straight deletion request. However, if you check other files in the category, it certainly falls within the scope. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 07:36, 4 November 2011 (UTC)

No, you do not understand the scope of Commons, you have just created jpeg text boxes and uploaded them. THen you've uploaded some random video and linked it to the Indian Navy page on Wikipedia. Sorry, but this is getting very tiresome. —SpacemanSpiff 09:50, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
Although I agree that may be some (BUT NOT ALL) of my uploads might have been or appear

to be offtrack, I fail to comprehend why you are bent undermining others contributions even though you have found to upload images with water marks. Just to highlight how some of my uploads which are used in Wiki Projects (by other users), I give you two examples:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hussein_of_Jordan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Arab%E2%80%93Israeli_conflict
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Arab%E2%80%93Israeli_conflict/Biography_of_the_Month
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Arab%E2%80%93Israeli_conflict/Biography_of_the_Month/archive
http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hussein_al_Iordaniei
http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/1952_%D0%B3%D0%BE%D0%B4
http://sco.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hussein_o_Jordan
http://sk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Husajn_bin_Tal%C3%A1l

Please see reason and adopt an acceptable and polite language. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 08:57, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

P.S. A reply about the video is posted on my talkpage. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 08:57, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, but because you upload a few good images it doesn't give you license to upload junk and keep adding them to articles. I've been polite to you, but you don't seem to understand that Wikipedia is an encyclopaedia and not a repository for personal images and videos. —SpacemanSpiff 09:01, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
If something is really junk, it has to be cleaned. The very fact that most my uploads are still in tact is a proof that you are wrong. In fact, Ladies Toilet Signboard in Hindi is also part of a signboard and not some text converted image. I never uploaded any marriage certificate, honeymoon pictures, etc, the kind of stuff you supported in the case of Ruby Lalith Kolhe. Most of her uploads were deleted. All images which I uploaded have some academic orientation.And in spite of all this if you call me "You treat Commons as your Flickr Account", you are "riding on a high horse" and what not. I am sick of this approach of yours and would not like to enter into unhealthy debate in which you are pointing an unjustified accusing finger merely by abusing your "admin" status. Hindustanilanguage (talk) 06:30, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
Sorry, but you are just wasting my time here. Please just keep your discussions to the relevant deletion discussions pages. I have no interest in continuing to discuss anything with you, especially given that every image of yours that I have nominated for deletion so far have been deleted. And, there's not a single image that "I have supported" of honeymoon pictures etc, so please don't bring any nonsense here. —SpacemanSpiff 06:37, 1 December 2011 (UTC)


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Thank you for the update and links. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 09:13, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

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Fanofbollywood (talk) 08:42, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

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Fanofbollywood (talk) 08:43, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

RfCU

Thank you for your support and kind words.      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 11:10, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

File Mover

Hello,Please give me the file mover rights (reason:I want to move those files which are renamed wrong on Wiki and i promise I'll make it helpful) Thank you Azad121talk to meMy edits 05:32, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

I'm not an admin and I can not grant you any rights. Besides, you've applied at the correct place. However, given that you continue to upload copyvios despite warnings, it's unlikely that you'll get the additional rights until you show that you understand Commons policies. —SpacemanSpiff 05:50, 1 May 2012 (UTC)
Oh I'm Sorry I didn't saw your rights and i requested you to grant me the filemover rights Sorry!! Azad121talk to meMy edits 06:46, 1 May 2012 (UTC)

File:Taj Mahal, Agra, India edit2.jpg

Hello,

Thanks for this information. What does the OTRS say, and who send it? I need to know this to decide what to do about this issue. Thanks, Yann (talk) 15:39, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

Deletion of files

Hello, recently, my files are getting deletion tag. I am strictly not going to give any justification or reason why it should not get deleted. Because i do not know what warranty you have to give when you upload those images , which are taken by digital camera. Meanwhile what license is too choose. I am of course ready to send all 106 image files,i've taken at BKC(Bandra-Kurla Complex) bike exhibition, in Mumbai. Admins have a right to delete whatever they feel( here don't feel any personal attacks) but i think they do not or dislike to appreciate or value your kind contribution. In short, there will not be any "please don't delete" request will be made further, cos i am fed up and tired. At last I apologies for my rude and angry behavior. Thank You and Best of luck Majorcaptain (talk) 09:56, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

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Category

Hi, Spacemanspiff !! Can the Category:Kangana Ranaut be moved to "Category:Kangna Ranaut" ?? Because there is some trouble in linking the category from its Wikipedia article Kangna Ranaut. I guess its a matter of spelling. I mostly edit Wikipedia, and i rarely use Wikimedia Commons. So, any reply at my Wikipedia:talk page would be greatly appreciated. regards, DRAGON BOOSTER (talk) 20:17, 31 July 2012 (UTC).

Marked for rename, if you come across any that need renaming, you can tag with {{move|<destination category>|<reason>|2012-08-01|<discussion page>}}. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 03:20, 1 August 2012 (UTC)
yeah, problem fixed. thanks !! :-) DRAGON BOOSTER (talk) 18:14, 1 August 2012 (UTC).

Patroller and rollbacker

In case you don't notice, I just let you know that I have given you patroller and rollbacker right. You are a clueful, trusted and thank you very much for your good work here. Cheeers!--Morning Sunshine (talk) 13:11, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

Thank you. —SpacemanSpiff 15:42, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

Thank you

Thanks for catching this diff and reverting it. Sven Manguard Wha? 03:50, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

Well, the blatant parts (which I think were what you were really responding to) are still removed as he did it over a few edits, so if you want to further restore that would be good too. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 03:53, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

Question regaurding the no permission tags on the uploads by User:Lavesh777

I am trying to process an email sent by the user to OTRS (ticket:2012080810003034). The user's uploads are all under a claim of own work and I am woundering what evidence I should be looking for in the permission email. Thank you for your time, MorganKevinJ(talk) 23:01, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

The problem with these uploads is that he's claiming "own work" for images from 1950 to 2011 which is a rather long given that he's the son of a 73 year old person who was married in 1966! However, the bigger problem is many of these are governmental event photographs (and for e.g., in India at these formal events with the President, personal cameras and photographers aren't allowed), so these are likely photographs that he has in his possession that were provided by the concerned departments, at least the ones in official settings. The ones that are at the Netherlands-India events could be from the staff photographer of the group, which means we'd need a release from the group. Hope this helps. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 02:54, 13 August 2012 (UTC)
The article on en.wiki was deleted as spam and now relocated in sandbox at en:User:Lavesh777/Ram Labhaya Lakhina‎. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 03:02, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Copyrights clarification

I just wanted to clarify my understanding of copyrights. Per Public_domain#India, all films released in 1951 are currently (in 2012) in public domain. Right? So all screenshots of these can be added here under {{PD-India}}. But they aren't under Public Domain in USA. Hence we can't actually have those images here. Right? §§AnimeshKulkarni (talk) 14:51, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard#PD-India. Being discussed there. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 15:49, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
Aahhh! Wasn't aware of it. I was just thinking of uploading some screenshots of old movies. Will follow the discussion there. §§AnimeshKulkarni (talk) 16:47, 15 August 2012 (UTC)

TUSC

TUSC password removed, you can sign up again. --Magnus Manske (talk) 11:59, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

Actors/Actresses from India

Hello,

I come back to explain my PoV. I found a good example to back up my argument. How would you classify Aparnaa Bajpai? She is born in Kanpur, schooled in Chandigarh, went to college in Delhi, and done Tamil and Telugu movies. Puting her in a state category does not make sense.

On the languages side, do you agree to rename the categories for Kannada, Tamil and Telugu, adding "film"? i.e. "Tamil actresses" -> "Tamil film actresses". I am surprised that there is no Bengali category. Any reason? Regards, Yann (talk) 06:51, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

The thing is that Bollywood=Hindi film, so my opinion is that they need to be under that category. An extreme example is Category:Hazel Keech or Category:Amy Jackson, both Bollywood actresses, but not actress from India, so categorizing Bollywood actresses as Actresses from India is not right. That said, I would actually suggest renaming Category:Hindi film actors/actresses to Category:Bollywood actors/actresses as that would follow the common name (although I know we don't say "Hollywood actor/actress", but I think this is a slightly different case in that Bollywood is the better known term). Our en.wiki article on the film industry is titled en:Bollywood althouhg the category tree there is a bit odd.
On the point about adding the "film" inbetween the state and actor/actress, I think it's necessary because we are slowly starting to get images for stage actors/actresses as well as television actors/actresses. I've created a few categories for those (mostly Roland zh is the one who does these and I just follow what he does when I see a few images that can be categorized in that manner). As far as Aparnaa Bajpai goes, we would actually add all three categories if they exist: Actresses from Uttar Pradesh, Actresses from Chandigarh, and Actresses from Delhi for the location and Tamil film actresses, Telugu film actresses for the film industry. See Category:Waheeda_Rehman for an example of how two locations is handled as she lives in MUmbai but was born and brought up in Tamil Nadu. As far as the non-existence of categories, it's mostly because there's still a lot of categorizing to do, Bengali though needs one soon (but we have Category:Actresses from West Bengal). Here it's a little different as "Bengali film actresses" will include people from India and Bangladesh unlike the former which is only for actresses from the state (many of whom have not acted in Bengali films but only in Tamil/Telugu/Hindi). I think there are only three of us who create these categories now (Roland zh, Sreejith and myself), so there's a delay in going through all this (and I took a break from it because suddenly we had another 3000 or so unreviewed images of these film actors/actresses from BollywoodHungama and FilmiTadka) cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 07:24, 4 September 2012 (UTC)
Well, I agree with you that categorizing Bollywood actresses as Actresses from India is not right. That's not what I do. And I am not sure renaming the Categories "Hindi film actors/actresses" to "Bollywood film actors/actresses" is right. It seems that Bollywood produces films in more than one language, i.e. also in Gujarati, Marathi, etc. About the language categories, "Tamil actresses‎" suggest that it is a category of actresses speaking Tamil. Also comparing with USA, we don't put American actors/actresses in categories by states, i.e. "actresses from Michigan", "actors from California". So we should apply the same system for India. Regards, Yann (talk) 08:21, 5 September 2012 (UTC)
I finished removing all images from Category:Actresses from India, and creating 40+ individual categories, except a few when there is no article on English Wikipedia. Yann (talk) 13:29, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

I'd like your opinion about Indian actresses: should we add Category:Hindi film actresses if the actress has done only TV serials?

I think we need to start a WikiProject India on Commons. What do you think? Best regards, Yann (talk) 12:00, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

Categories of actors

I happend to be here while you and User:Yann were discussing this issue last time. I simply didn't bother to pay attention then. Your archived talks do not conclude anywhere. (They, on the other hand, question on some proposal of Project India.) What has been finally decided? Should we use Category:Language film(/television) actors(/actresses) format? §§AnimeshKulkarni (talk) 10:08, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

Commons:WikiProject India

Hello, Here it is! Yann (talk) 15:27, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! I will start participating shortly. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 04:59, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Tamil

Help on Tamil required here File:கீழக்குயில்குடி சமணர் படுக்கை.JPG. Also if you have time, you could read billboards in this File:Must1126.jpg and try and find at least the location. §§Dharmadhyaksha§§ {T/C} 04:22, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Adminship

Hello Spaceman. I'm thinking of nominating you for administrator here. Please tell me whether you agree or not. Have a good day Morning Sunshine (talk) 03:21, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for your confidence in me, but there are two main problems. The first is that I do not work in areas outside of India related images and my copyright knowledge for many source countries is quite lacking. The second is that at present, I'm a rather sporadic contributor who works in bursts of a few days. While the first issue may reasonably be overlooked as I don't intend to work in those areas, I think the Commons community expects admins to be more "regular" than I am or will be in the near future. Therefore, I must respectfully decline, with thanks, at present. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 05:11, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

Krantmlverma

Are you aware of why Krant was blocked for 3 months at hi-WP? They're causing all sorts of problems here at Commons, the latest being Commons:Deletion_requests/File:KRANT_M.L.VERMA.jpg, and I'm tempted to see if Commons has an equivalent to en-WP's CIR policy. - Sitush (talk) 15:16, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

Template:Cc-by-3.0-BollywoodHungama

Thanks for improving this, it's been quite a messy experience. Hekerui (talk) 22:34, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

I guess it was long overdue. BTW, for existing images I've created Category:Files from Bollywood Hungama that require further source verification. Feel free to add to it, that's sort of the clean up list. —SpacemanSpiff 06:54, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

ArchiveBot

Hi, I noticed you have set up User:MiszaBot to archive your talk page. Unfortunately, the bot has stopped working, and given how its operator is inactive, it is unclear when/if this will fixed. For the time being, I have volunteered to operate a MiszaBot clone (running the exact same code). With that said, your input would be appreciated at Commons:Bots/Requests/ArchiveBot 1. Regards, FASTILY 07:42, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

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--Jayarathina (talk) 07:57, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Deletion of B S Ramiah.jpg

Hi, Can you let me know the exact reason for the deletion of the B.S.Ramiah photo? Ramiah's son happens to be a school-mate of my father's and this photo was procured over email for Wikipedia. Obviously, I left out some important detail while uploading the photo since I am quite new to Wikipedia and Commons - I'd appreciate any clarification. Thanks! Arunasank (talk) 19:15, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

I mean File:B.S.Ramaiah.jpg, forgot to add it the first time, sorry!Arunasank (talk) 19:21, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
Arunasank, the photograph was available in much higher resolution elsewhere on the internet and you had marked it as own work, so that is sort of conflicting and typically such images are deleted as copyvios. Typically the copyright for the photograph rests with the photographer, however, in this case if the owner of the copyright is the family, then please have the owner of the copyright send an email to permissions-commons@wikimedia.org using the template listed at COM:OTRS, they will get a reply to that email with a ticket number, have them forward that email to you, and you can re-upload the image including that ticket with the template: {{PermissionOTRS}}. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 19:23, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
Sure, thanks!Arunasank (talk) 19:25, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Classical music files from Compmusic

Hi again, I am really really keen on increasing the number of Indian classical music audio files on Commons, which was the main reason for raising the RTI. :) There's a really nice research project called compmusic which licenses all their audio content and lec-dems under a CC-by license. Now, they have a lot of videos on youtube which are all licensed under CC-by. I'd love to upload them all onto Commons. Was wondering if you knew - off the top of your head - an automated script that can do this? I can try and modify an existing automated script that exists for youtube, if you know of one on Commons? Arunasank (talk) 16:24, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Arunasank, I don't think there's a script for youtube videos out there. COM:Scripts would be the best place to check or ask, but I don't think this is feasible as unlike Flickr, youtube isn't usually the download model. COM:Bots might also be helpful as there's a Flickr upload bot that does the Flickr download and upload along with licensing on request. I'm less familiar with Commons than I am with en.wiki, but over there you can request for bots at en:WP:Bot requests and people evaluate the feasibility and may even create one for you if it's workable and deemed useful. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 16:49, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Help

Hi @SpacemanSpiff:, Sir, here i genuinely need your help. I asked for help to many but they are unable to help me. Please tell me, How to provide information about permission? I have asked and taken their permission through email. But I'm unable to prove that. I meant how to make you believe that i asked the permission from author. It's a request, Please kindly help me. I have not much active on commons, so do not have much idea about it. Thanks in advance. --Jeeteshvaishya (talk) 16:18, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Deletion discussion

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I will be much careful in future, let me also put forward this genuinely veritable fact that most of my uploads adhere to stipulated policy of wikimedia and do not violate any copyrights whatsoever at all, for few others, I accept responsibility for putting inappropriate license /info due to lack of knowledge , I shall voluntarily withdraw from further editing for some time & devote time to learn & train myself so that I can provide constructive contribution in future. My only humble request is, whatever administration decides, it should be based on authentic meticulous analysis and facts should be widely discussed & constructive rectifying instructions should be issued by a team .Many times due to one inadvertently made error, entire good work suffers. I wish to come back soon on wikimedia after gaining enough knowledge Bn bt ec01 (talk) 21:44, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, but this is beyond belief now, This is an example of random tag changing and clearly shows that you don't have a grasp of our copyright policy. —SpacemanSpiff 04:00, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

Indian Politician and deletion images

You might find any of the following of interest: B. P. Mandal, Mandal Commission and/or this news story. Many of the edits on those two W:pages are anonymous, some are from the uploader of these images. The dates in the article may be of some use deciding the copyright of the images. I hope this helps! You may recall there was a rather upset talk message on my page about this recently, so I did some looking around. Ellin Beltz (talk) 21:42, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Ellin Beltz, I do look at the articles and also the name of the uploader. Unfortunately, I've had to block a few accounts on en.wiki as impersonation accounts and it's difficult to take any of these seriously. Also, like in the earlier deletion review that you had done, the problem is that many of them confuse possession of a photo for ownership of copyright. This is actually the biggest problem we have with India related images (especially political) and then the tags keep getting changed. On the Mandal one, I had left a note on Jim's talk page as he had closed the old DR that these images are all post 1960 (most of them I think would be 1970+), a lot can actually be said from the furniture used in these government photos :) The more metal there is, the newer it is! —SpacemanSpiff 01:57, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
Yup! Was just offering some sources and possible source of uploader's name. Face-wink.svg I didn't mean in any way to suggest you weren't doing the right thing, merely some extra information. Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 03:43, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
Ellin Beltz, not at all, I didn't take your post that way; I was just clarifying about the typical process I follow in these cases. Sometimes this is also why I let things slip and handle them after four years (as happened with something on en.wiki recently!) as I forget about it during my research! Often times, especially with the Indian politicians you'll find a lot of PD-Self or CC-BY tags by non-copyright owners claiming ownership while in the case of Indian actors, Indian writers etc you'll find a claim that the source has released it to PD/CC-BY. A lot of this is purely confusion and a lack of understanding. Only rarely does it become disruptive like in the earlier DR. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 04:02, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
Agreed on the licenses, we recently had a current politician "Ruby Yadev" upload pageant shots, newspapers, and a pile of various photos all claimed own work; when DN'd the claim changed to "they're all taken by my personal photographer." Unfortunately we never did get an OTRS from him. I only clarified that there was no problem because I was having one of those days yesterday and I didn't wish to be misunderstood! Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 14:38, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

File:YuktaMookhey1.jpg

Commons-emblem-issue.svg File:YuktaMookhey1.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

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