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File:Quick Saipa car.jpg[edit]

The current version looks similar to and looks like it has not been copied from there, as the images are cropped differently, but is probably from the same source. That site has no metadata but it was used in a blog post there on 3 November, whereas the Commons version was uploaded 2 December with 1 November in metadata. I suspect it isn't the user's own work, but I can't find anything else similar. You deleted an earlier version on request (Commons:Deletion requests/File:Quick Saipa car.jpg), if this was the same or similar image, then if there were any differences (such as in the metadata) this may help determine whether it was copied from somewhere. Peter James (talk) 23:40, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

Sorry not to answer earlier, but soon I'll nominate all uploads of YenWitch for deletion as copyright violations. Taivo (talk) 22:14, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

Privacy: Can you help me?[edit]

Hello Taivo, to protect peoples privacy I cropped or blurred several pictures. Can you hide the older versions of the following files for reasons of personal rights?

Thanks and kind regards, --Soluvo (talk) 16:12, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

Hello, @Soluvo:. Some crops I accepted totally and some partially. Blurring I did not accept, because this makes photos ugly. But one I can accept. Woman on Helgoland photo is blurred too much. Her clothing is totally black and she is not recognizable by clothing. Please make a new version: blur only her face, not even hat. After blurring face she is not recognizable and I can hide other versions. Taivo (talk) 22:08, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
Ok, I will try to do that. Thank you! --Soluvo (talk) 18:01, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

Undeletion request of Rapido de bouzas CR logo alternativo.svg[edit]

Hi Taivo, I had readed Commons:Deletion requests/File:Rapido de bouzas CR logo alternativo.svg and I don't agree with the decision. The file is based in Rapido de Bouzas logo, but I think that it doesn't surpass COM:TOO. Could you review the deletion? Thanks in advance, --Elisardojm (talk) 00:15, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done. I reviewed my decision and confirm it. This is not a simple logo. Taivo (talk) 09:03, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks anyway. Bye, --Elisardojm (talk) 00:13, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Narón Fútbol Sala A Coruña.svg[edit]

thank you for your speed in erasing the works and contributions of other users. I would be unable to decide whether a football club or desing from any Baltic country is valid but you can. That's why you're admin and we're not. The football shield you have erased is an adaptation of the design of the city of Narón -> the keys and chains must be the same, they are heraldic symbols of naron city (cidade de naron, is a name of city) --Nemigo galiza 01:26, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

I understand. The deleted file was not very similar (I mean keys and crown). Taivo (talk) 10:11, 7 January 2018 (UTC)


I am trying to pass a draft at AfC - the editor added sources for these images, which I think would be considered derivative works - I want to know if the sourcing is ok before I approve the draft and move it to mainspace. They are from a book published in 1971, and one of the photos includes part of a text caption, so it is not very clear cut - I'm still new to image COPYVIOs:

SeraphWiki (talk) 20:01, 7 January 2018 (UTC)

This is another strange case, where no clear answer exists. US usually demands 120 years from creation or 70 years from author's death. It's unclear whether 120 years from creation has passed, photographer is unknown. The uploader should give more information about origin and first publishing of the photos; if (s)he cannot explain anything, then probably the photos should be deleted. Maybe {{PD-US-no notice}} applies, then the photos can stay in Commons? Anyway, CC-license is wrong, because the photos were published in 1971, when CC-licenses did not exist, and it's not easy to choose correct license – maybe correct license does not exist here. You tagged the photos as missing source – this was right decision. Taivo (talk) 20:16, 7 January 2018 (UTC)


Zoupan (talk) 17:01, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

requested to not delete the image[edit]

Hi Taivo, The image you've requested for deletion is original work of mine & secondly the Wiki page of File:Ayu - First Rapper of Betul.jpg is in progress. Kindly don't delete the image — Preceding unsigned comment added by Digital.ayush (talk • contribs) 09:19, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

Erika Gasbarro[edit]

Hi there. I think I have not disturbed you at all since last year. I will begin by asking your attention to a smart lady. What do you think about User:Erika Gasbarro and her uploads? Do you think she is making vanity edits (self promotion) or we are vis-a-vis a real beauty contest winner who has come to Commons as a contributor and uploading her pics? Even in the latter case I have my doubts on copyrights. Take care. --E4024 (talk) 12:14, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done. I deleted her last remaining uploads as copyright violations and closed last remaining related deletion requests, for more info see her talkpage. Taivo (talk) 19:38, 11 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Can you also have a look at the uploads of User:Believeince, please? I don't want to open a wrong DR. --E4024 (talk) 12:59, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
I'm not sure. Only two different cameras, maybe really own work? But you can create a DR for scope reasons, if you want. Taivo (talk) 20:36, 13 January 2018 (UTC)


Taivo, good admin, I think the formula you use for closing category discussions is not recognized by the Steinsplitterbot which archives those closed discussions. Please see Commons:Categories for discussion/2017/12 for example. --E4024 (talk) 15:26, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

I archived the requests, but actually this is question to Steinsplitter. Requests for deletion of files are archived normally. Taivo (talk) 19:39, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Фотографии которые принадлежит мне[edit]

Здравствуйте! * File:Mehdi Fəyyazov Quran oxuyarkən.jpg

Şəkildə göründüyü kimi, şəkillər mənə məxsusdur. Sadiq Fəyyazov isə mənim qardaşımdır. Как вы видети на картинке, фотографии принадлежат мне. Садиг Фаязов - мой брат. Пожалуйста напишите это всё. Заранее спасибо! --Masalli qasimli (talk) 11:18, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Напишите им чтобы они не удалили мои личные Фотографии заранее спасибо. --Masalli qasimli (talk) 17:48, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

User:Kira 24[edit]

Hi. I have a feeling their uploads should not be free, am I right? --E4024 (talk) 11:02, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Unlikely. Please create a deletion request. Taivo (talk) 11:04, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
"Unlikely to be free"? If I understood you correctly, you may delete all upon one DR that I already opened. Ty. --E4024 (talk) 11:07, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes, you are right. I wanted to say: unlikely to be free. Taivo (talk) 11:25, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Reminder about Blocking consultation[edit]

Hello again,

The discussion about new blocking tools and improvements to existing blocking tools is happening on meta now and is in the final days.

We contacted you because you are one of the top users of the blocking tool on this wiki. We think that your comments will help us make better improvements. There is still time to share your ideas. You can post to the discussion in any language.

Thank you if you have already shared your thoughts. You can also help out by sharing a link to the meta discussion with users on this wiki. Or you can translate the summary of the discussion and share it on this wiki.

If you have questions you can contact me on wiki or by email.

  • I apologize for posting in English.

For the Anti-Harassment Tools team, SPoore (WMF), Community Advocate, Community health initiative (talk) 22:48, 16 January 2018 (UTC)


Sono Gaetano Minale circa un'ora fa mi hai cancellato la pagina ..... prima di farlo perchè non hai consultato le mie credenziali? sono stato bloccato ingiustamente e così continuate a umiliarmi.Per cortesia Taivo, ripristina la pagina grazie. 18:02, 6 February 2018 (UTC)

"Userpage of indefinitely blocked user" is a standard reason for userpage deletion. You claim, that you were unfairly blocked. If this is true and you will be unblocked, then I can restore you userpage. I do not restore your userpage, if you are still indefinitely blocked. Taivo (talk) 18:09, 6 February 2018 (UTC)


Hi. I've seen you resolving scope issues with "no article in EN:WP". Please have a look at File:Walleofsound - tannerwalle.jpg. A singer in several cats but his only file not attached to any article. I don't know how famous or not he is, for not knowing the name. If he is notable I can make him a cat, but if not, what? --E4024 (talk) 09:05, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done. I nominated the photos for deletion. Taivo (talk) 10:15, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

Another one[edit]

Taivo, when a user claims to have made some art work, like this drawing or painting does it not require OTRS process? Is it enough to declare "I made this"? --E4024 (talk) 16:09, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

I did not find the image using Google image search in internet with older date. Considering other uploads of the user, I believe own work. It's used on userpages, so in scope too. Taivo (talk) 16:24, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:De Gaulle Brazzaville 1944.jpg[edit]

Hello. I don't think this photograph should have been deleted.

Reason given for deletion: Deleted, for 1944 photos the photographer probably lived until 1948 and PD-old license is wrong. Congo demands 25 years from first publishing, not from creation, and as here is no publishing data, PD-Congo license is wrong too. Taivo (talk) 18:24, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Congo demands 25 years from creation, and not publishing (Official French text of the copyright law: Art. 65. - Dans le cas d'une œuvre photographique ou d'une œuvre des arts appliqués, les droits mentionnés à l'article 28 sont protégés pendant 25 ans à compter de la réalisation de l'œuvre. English translation: Article 65. In the case of a photographic work or a work of applied art, the rights referred to in Article 28 shall be protected for 25 years as from the making of the work.

Therefore, this photograph has been in the public domain since 1969 or 1970.--Lubiesque (talk) 20:57, 17 January 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done. This was my mistake and I restored the file. Taivo (talk) 22:23, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks--Lubiesque (talk) 16:59, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

E4024 again![edit]

Hi, Taivo. I just transformed Category:Kurşunlu Mosque to a disam page, because of necessity. What I have in mind is this: Should I remove the word "Category"? In the end, this is "not" a category. If it were a category, it would have a name like "Category:Kurşunlu Mosques" or "Category:Mosques named Kurşunlu" or whatever. I have seen (or even made, maybe :) disam pages with and without the word "Category" at the beginning. Any rules? --E4024 (talk) 13:53, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

Opening category:Disambiguation, you can see 8881 categories and 1038 pages. Both are possible, but most users create categories. There's no policy about that in Commons, but Commons:Category disambiguation is an essay. Taivo (talk) 16:52, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

File:Tylopilus balloui 641180.jpg[edit]

Dear Taivo, If you have some time, please consider marking this image. Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 06:54, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

  • Thank You for your help. Best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 09:10, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

7 images to mark?[edit]

Dear Taivo,

Can you kindly mark these 7 images please that I uploaded?

Strangely, Commons has no species of these mushrooms or fungi. Best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 04:55, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

  • Thank you for all your kind help and Goodnight soon from Vancouver where it is 1:34 AM. Best, --Leoboudv (talk) 09:34, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

2-3 final images to mark?[edit]

Dear Taivo,

Can you kindly mark these 3 final images that I uploaded please

Best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 07:59, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done Taivo (talk) 09:33, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

I hope you can mark it. Hypomyces are the white fungus that grow on mushrooms here. The mushroom may feed on a tree but the fungus feeds on the mushroom. I am done with mushroom and fungus images. Best Regards and Goodnight from Vancouver where it is 2:13 AM, --Leoboudv (talk) 10:13, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

  • Thanks for all your help. Best, --Leoboudv (talk) 20:19, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

File:Kitex Garment company.jpg[edit]

Just to inform you that the file was not in use when I tagged it for Speedy Delete. Regards — D Y O L F 77[Talk] 12:37, 23 January 2018 (UTC)


Hallo, Du hast bei diesem Löschen [1] einen Fehler gemacht. Die Datei ist in Deutschland gemeinfrei, da das Stück nachweislich vor mehr als 100 Jahren in Deutschland veröffentlicht wurde. Da gibt es zwischen Deutschland und den USA keinen Unterschied. Ich möchte dich darum bitten, die Datei wieder herzustellen. Haster2 (talk) 07:52, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

 Not done. Nothing in law says, that artwork is free 100 years after creation. See Commons:Copyright tags#Germany. The same applies for USA. Everything published before 1923 is free in USA, but there's no such date in Germany. If the author is known, then 70 years from death is required. Taivo (talk) 08:27, 24 January 2018 (UTC)


Self promotion? --E4024 (talk) 15:35, 24 January 2018 (UTC)

I am thinking, what to do with it. Taivo (talk) 11:41, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
You should better first fix the below or contract an assistant admin... :) --E4024 (talk) 11:42, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Heads up![edit]

Good admin, there's a problem with Commons:Deletion requests/File:Chamita.jpg. No? --E4024 (talk) 11:19, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

I am not sure, but I created Commons:Deletion requests/File:Chamitajj.jpg. Taivo (talk) 11:27, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
Bah, change your glasses old men! :) You closed it. It is about a huge penis. :) --E4024 (talk) 11:31, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
No. I nominated it for deletion, next time do it yourself. Taivo (talk) 16:01, 30 January 2018 (UTC)


Hello! Could you please do not delete these photos as this photos was done by me and genuine.

--Masalli qasimli (talk) 09:24, 29 January 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Peace Barnstar Hires.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
Gracias por tu ayuda. Regions (talk) 18:35, 29 January 2018 (UTC)


Taivo, File:Arun Padiyoor.jpg has been DR'ed last December but the DR is not visible. I mean when you enter the blue link you find only previous DRs but not the actual one. Can you please have a look? Thanks in advance. --E4024 (talk) 14:29, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

@E4024:, the nominator at first did not notice, that the file was twice nominated for deletion and twice kept. After he understood that, he apparently wanted to withdraw the request and reverted himself in DR page, but forgot to self-revert in filepage. I removed the DR notice. Taivo (talk) 14:22, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
If the UPF of an unknown young man is staying here could you please make invisible their telephone number? We are not running a friendship site here. --E4024 (talk) 07:04, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Jean-Louis Trintignant — La Course du lièvre à travers les champs.jpg[edit]

Can you undelete this file, please. It is under PD-Italy. - Groupir ! (talk) 22:19, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

JJ Georges nominated the image for speedy deletion with rationale "Not made in Italy (it's a French film shot in North America) and NOT free. See here.". It seems to me, that this is correct, and I deleted it. Taivo (talk) 09:36, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

File:KKL Fakultas Kehutanan.png[edit]

Recently you deleted the image based on certain user-space essay. The File: page (namely, Forestry in Indonesia) could suggest that the image is within COM:SCOPE. Looking at the edit history you can ensure that no legitimate user questioned this image in any way.

Should I attribute the incident to misunderstanding/miscommunication (or other kind of mishap), or to defiance? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 17:02, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

The image did not illustrate forestry in Indonesia. Unused personal photo. A man standing near big tree and looking into camera. Small size, unused. Out of scope. Taivo (talk) 17:41, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
There were some red signs or inscriptions probably related to forestry practices… but anyway, if you disagree with me on this point, then can you start a legitimate deletion request, please? Without any things visible on the request itself (as well as its edit history) which jeopardize your position in this site. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 17:47, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
Deem rather bizarre that you disappeared on the same moment (up to ≈ 3 minutes) when I asked you for some cooperation. The case is now on the noticeboard. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 14:58, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
Admins are volunteers and are not bound to be at your service 24 hours a day. Most admins have a real life outside Wikimedia. Jcb (talk) 15:16, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
@Incnis Mrsi:, I had today a competition. After getting into semi-final without quarter-final, we had 24 teams in semi-final and 6 best got into final. After getting 8th seed, we got tied 3rd-4th place and earned a place in final (which will be next month on Saturday). The competition was far from where I live and for getting enough sleep I went into bed early. Next Saturday I have a conference and on 30th of December I was visiting my parents, who have no internet. I hope, that you are satisfied. Taivo (talk) 16:37, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
What should I do with this information, to check it? If my suspicion about your inappropriate sympathy to the troll harassing dozen Commons’ contributors is just a mistake, then I’ll eventually learn that had one mistaken suspicion. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 16:59, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

CFD closing[edit]

Hi Taivo, I appreciate your help closing the Categories for Discussion, but the template synatax you are using with {{DeletionHeader}} doesn't work very well. If you use {{Cfdh}} and {{Cfdf}} they will be automatically archived. - Themightyquill (talk) 19:05, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files of Bharatkaistha[edit]

Fudu bnde

You dumb don't you know how to get the dates out from the photos. How the fuck you claim that's not mine. In all these photos I am there... are jealous from my work. Bharatkaistha (talk) 18:01, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

You are not very convincing, but anyway you can create an undeletion request in COM:UDEL. Taivo (talk) 18:07, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
I’d say that File:Neel Kantha Mahadev (Nain ghar, Lahual Himachal Pradesh)-4.jpg doesn’t look like a photo made by a modern digital camera at all. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 18:42, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Correction requests[edit]

Hello, Taivo.

There are mistakes in these maps which have not been undone. Would you correct them?

In both File:Christian States.svg and File:State Religions.svg, El Salvador is wrongly included, which needs to be removed because it doesn't have a state religion. Article 26 of the Constitution of El Salvador does not declare the Catholic Church as a state religion: "The juridical personality of the Catholic Church is recognized. The other churches may obtain recognition of their personality in conformity with the law". Source:

In File:Map of state religions.svg, Georgia is wrongly included, which needs to be removed because it doesn't have a state religion. Section 1 of Article 9 of the Constitution of Georgia does not declare the Georgian Orthodox Church as a state religion: "The state shall declare complete freedom of belief and religion, as well as shall recognise the special role of the Apostle Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Georgia in the history of Georgia and its independence from the state." Source: In the same map, Zambia is also is wrongly included, which needs to be removed because it doesn't have a state religion. The preamble of the Constitution of Zambia declares Zambia as a "Christian nation", but does not declare an official state religion. Source:

In File:Paises con mayoría cristiana.svg Nakchivan needs to be painted in pink, because it is an exclave of Azerbaijan, and like Azerbaijan as a whole, Nakchivan doesn't have a Christian majority.

Your sincerely, Artoxx (talk) 17:02, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

Sorry, @Artoxx: I cannot create maps. Please write your problem at Commons:Picture requests. Taivo (talk) 18:33, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for your advice. Artoxx (talk) 20:20, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

Please Delete it![edit]

Hi Taivo, please delte this picture: file:Reinhold_lehmann.jpg. Either the Photografer wants the pic to be used in Wiki, nor Reinhold Lehmann himself, who is on the picture want it online. I will soon be able to make a new photo of the Author Mr. Lehmann and upload it on his site. thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nasirkhani (talk • contribs) 21:35, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

@Nasirkhani: free licenses are irrevocable. Once given into public domain, the photo will remain in public domain and there's nothing to do. The photo has normal size and normal quality, it can be used in other projects and also in future projects. Taivo (talk) 08:14, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
@Taivo: I would appreciate it when you just let this picture deleted. The licenses was false. No one ever will use this photo anyways and I will upload a new version with correct licence and everything is fine. THANK YOU — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nasirkhani (talk • contribs) 19:09, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
@Nasirkhani: Commons does not work that way. At first, please upload new version, and then maybe (maybe not) Commons deletes the old version. Taivo (talk) 09:21, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

All or most of them[edit]

Taivo, please you handle Commons:Deletion requests/File:Mustafa elnisr.jpg, which is on its 7th day, before any admin who only treats "the concerned file" takes the case. I mean you (like some other good admins :) look at things from a wider viewpoint. Thanks. --E4024 (talk) 07:02, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done Taivo (talk) 09:35, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Incomplete tagging[edit]

Hello. Revision of User:Mike Littlejohn:

  1. no Sockpuppets of Mike Littlejohn until created by myself two minutes ago,
  2. no links of any other kind (to SPI, noticeboard or else),
  3. blank edit summary.

I’d better appreciate your involvement in Estonian language, whereas Sockpuppeteers has many work-hands present already. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 11:35, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

IP user[edit]

Hi. I have issues with an apparently Estonia-based IP user, who is combatively POV-pushing a wrong translation to Estonian from English, and appears to be seeking to change the intended meaning of words in the Estonian translation. His/her wrong translation is currently up. He/she would not touch the English-language text, as that action would be promptly reverted.

Soup here.

I cannot trust this user's translations for the following reasons:

  • he/she is pushing a bad translation;
  • his/her rather lengthy replies show a weaker command of English;
  • he/she is an IP editor, which means, that he/she is actively concealing their identity, and avoiding restrictions that would be levied on a normal account.

Given that user's earlier combative conduct in other places, then if I were to change the translation to a correct one, he/she would try to revert this, and possibly cause a revert war. I imagine, that the same user would then step in as an real user/administrator to tip the scales. -Mardus /talk 15:47, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

You know, equally I could accuse you of being in charge of any IP address or any other registered account that has edit warred in any article. That much about your example of combative conduct and baseless accusations.
Generally, regardless of your good command of English, you make little sense. What restrictions am I avoidng or what should be restricted? How comes that I'm POV-pushing? Because I care to correct obviosly wrong translations or make them more precise?
Anyways, third opinion about these translations would be appreciated. 16:46, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
As I have explained at the relevant template talk already, then your translation is incorrect, and has changed certain phrases' their intended meanings to something else. -Mardus /talk 19:53, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

A request for a translation[edit]


I have a quick question for you. I am about to edit Wikidata and would like to know how to translate "Village in China" into Estonian. Thanks in advance. Artix Kreiger (talk) 18:04, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

"Küla Hiinas", but "Hiina küla" is also possible. Taivo (talk) 18:07, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
much Thanks. Artix Kreiger (talk) 17:28, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Deletion of a user: page[edit]

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float  Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion at Commons:Requests for checkuser/Case/Meterrs #Rationale, discussion and results. This is in relation to an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you.

Incnis Mrsi (talk) 17:53, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by ELApro[edit]

Could you add verbalization please, why do you opt too keep File:TangbornVirgilJMarker.jpg? Or was it a mishap? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 09:07, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

My browser often shows recently-deleted files with blue link, not with red one. After deletion of most files in the request they were all shown with blue link and I did not understood, that one of them was not actually deleted ... Taivo (talk) 11:08, 19 February 2018 (UTC)


Hi. Can you have a look at his uploads, please? Thx. --E4024 (talk) 12:37, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Maybe less interesting but also the files of: User:Yoyíng Eng. --E4024 (talk) 14:46, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Suggestion needed[edit]

Hi, Taivo! You have given me so many good advice that I would like to ask again - what do I do next on this issue? Sealle (talk) 14:51, 23 February 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done. I answered in user talk:P199. Taivo (talk) 15:28, 23 February 2018 (UTC)


Hi! Please, restore file. What's problems with it?--Dim Grits (talk) 21:11, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

No source. That way we cannot be sure, that this is free work. Taivo (talk) 21:17, 25 February 2018 (UTC)
Sooo...--Dim Grits (talk) 21:40, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

Vatican City or the Vatican City ?[edit]

Hi Taivo. I proposed to cancel this redirect because we had years ago a long discussion about the category names of Vatican City. Thank you for all the work that you do daily on Commons ! Best regards, --DenghiùComm (talk) 11:05, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

@DenghiùComm:: I actually didn't understand, why "The Vatican City" is better. I read en:Vatican City and it is used mostly without "the" (for first 100 occurrences without "the" there was only 15 "the Vatican City"). There was 54 "of Vatican City" versus 21 "of the Vatican City". My aunt once said, that "the" is used with plural, like Netherlands, Philippines and Solomon Islands, but Vatican is singular. Taivo (talk) 13:16, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
As you can read in the discussion, I was favoring for the simple form "Vatican City" without "the". Instead then most of the categories were with "the", and the page in en:WP was also like that. So it was finally decided in this way. But in the meantime also the page in en:WP has changed and assumed the simplified form, so now everything is incoherent. Of course we can not change now the names of all the cat again in the simplified form. My concern is that it can be recreate the chaos of before. It is important that for the names of our Vatican categories there is only one form of name. --DenghiùComm (talk) 14:43, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
@DenghiùComm: If you say, that "the" is better, then I do not want to argue. But why not to have a redirect? Taivo (talk) 19:43, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
One or two redirect are not important. Important is that it doesn't recreate de chaos of before. Best regards, ant thank you so much for all the work that you do every day. I really appreciate it. --DenghiùComm (talk) 11:19, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

Question about license for file:FailFest and Learning Pattern Hackathon - Berlin 2015.pdf[edit]

Hi Taivo,
it has come to my attention here that this file was deleted by you, on account of Non-free license, or license disallowing commercial use and/or derivative works.
This deck has many images. Could you please tell me which ones are not in accordance with Commons policies? I could remove or replace those, and upload the deck again. It is important to have this resource available, as it consists of training material that we regularly use, and we hope others can use, too.
I look forward to hearing from you! Please feel free to leave a message on my talk page on Meta-Wiki or my talk page here on Commons. Thanks! María (WMF) (talk) 18:54, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

In case it makes it easier, you can also comment on the slides that have the images I need to remove, here. María (WMF) (talk) 20:00, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
@MCruz (WMF): only one image in page 8, as you can see in Commons:Deletion requests/File:FailFest and Learning Pattern Hackathon - Berlin 2015.pdf. Taivo (talk) 12:41, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
Thank you, @Taivo:. I have removed that picture and re-uploaded the slide deck. María (WMF) (talk) 00:10, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Bart M Davis.jpg[edit]

Hi, Taivo, I have a question. What's my next step after you "kept" File:Bart M Davis.jpg because of you "think the Justice Dept. knows what it's doing"? The fact that it is his state legislature photo from the Idaho state legislature and that fact that the State of Idaho does not release its photos in the public domain is a valid reason as to why it should be deleted; what you think doesn't really matter... it's the law that matters. Donald Trump's "transition portrait" is an example and could not be used here, regardless of whether or not it was on the White House's website, simply because the author didn't release it. This is common sense and now I am going to appeal your decision... whether that be to renominate it for deletion or go a different route. Thanks, Corky 21:33, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done. My previous decision was wrong and I changed that. Thank you for noticing. Taivo (talk) 08:46, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! We all make mistakes! Corky 15:36, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Good admin[edit]

Taivo, cheers. I DR'ed File:MoroccanlemonS.jpg due to what I wrote at the DR. It is a file used in several WPs and I would not like to receive anger from anyone. Can you do me a favour and check my DR at an early stage? If I made a mistake let's not keep it there too long. --E4024 (talk) 09:30, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done. I kept the photo. Taivo (talk) 09:43, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

mynewsdesk permission proof[edit]

I just came across A947's uploads, which contain many files from I started tagging some of them with the no permission tag. However, I just noticed that on one of them, File:Nuncio.jpg, you seem to have found proof of permission. Where on the website did you find this? --Elisfkc (talk) 19:28, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

@Elisfkc:, sorry, more than year has passed and I do not remember anymore. The file has at moment simple "Creative Commons" message, but no version is mentioned and some CC-licenses are not free. I do not rule out my error. What should we do? Taivo (talk) 19:36, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
@Taivo: I guess add {{license review}} to them, so we, as a license reviewing group, can go through one by one. Unless you have another idea? --Elisfkc (talk) 19:42, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
✓ Done. I did it. Taivo (talk) 19:48, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

Unjustified image deletion[edit]

On February 18 of this year, you deleted ten photos, all of which I took myself, from Wikimedia Commons. One of them was File:Arizona SR 273.jpg; the names of the other nine can be found here. There was no reason for any of these photos to be deleted, as they were all my own work. Please restore them. Thanks. Greggens (talk) 22:38, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

@Greggens: Previously published photos can be in Commons only with OTRS-permission. In addition, Facebook does not allow republishing its content on other sites, including Commons. Such files are eligible for speedy deletion. Nevertheless, if you send OTRS-permission for these files, then they can be restored. Taivo (talk) 08:00, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
That's good to know, particularly because the only place, besides Commons, that these photos could have been published was on my own Facebook page. Doesn't anybody check for these kinds of things? In fact, I also know that one of the deleted photos was never even on Facebook to begin with, so you might want to be careful what you delete. Also, if I was the one who said that one or more of my own photos were also on Facebook, then I only said that to prove that I was the author of such image files.
Anyway, thanks for the tip on OTRS. Greggens (talk) 00:27, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Just sent Declaration of consent[edit]

A few minutes ago, [Ticket#: 2018031610000734] was filed in response to my e-mail message giving Wikimedia Commons permission to use the ten files of mine which had previously been deleted (see above topic). Since all those files in question are derived from images attached to my e-mail message, I'll expect the deleted images to be undeleted soon. Thanks. Greggens (talk) 01:31, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Thank you very much. As I am not an OTRS-member, I cannot process the ticket myself. There is probably queue, but let's hope, that the ticket is processed during a week. After that the OTRS-member creates an undeletion request – such kind of undeletion requests are satisfied typically the same day. Taivo (talk) 08:34, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
You're welcome. So, how will I know when the files have been restored? Greggens (talk) 02:44, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
I do not know exact process. Probably the OTRS-member sends you an e-mail, that the ticket is processed, but I'm not totally sure. If the OTRS-member creates an undeletion request, then this can be seen in COM:UDEL, but if the OTRS-member is an administrator himself, then he undeletes the files without mentioning there. Anyway, links to the restored files, for example file:Sierra Dawn Thomas from Survivor.jpg, will become blue instead red. Taivo (talk) 07:46, 17 March 2018 (UTC)

File:Chilonia Union High School.jpg[edit]

Hi Taivo. This file appears to be the same as File:Chilonia Union High School arena.jpg, which you deleted earlier today. It just looks like the uploader uloaded it under a different name. Do I need to tag it for speedy deletion or can you just do so based on the information I provided for the other file? -- Marchjuly (talk) 11:14, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

@Marchjuly: ✓ Done. OK, I deleted the file. Indeed, copy of copyvio file. Taivo (talk) 11:20, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for checking. -- Marchjuly (talk) 11:26, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

File:Keio Soomelti autoportree meeleavalduse taustal.jpg[edit]

Palun taasta foto. OTRS süsteemis on luba pildi CC SA-BY 4.0 alla avaldamiseks. Kruusamägi (talk) 11:37, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done Taivo (talk) 11:39, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
Tänan! Kruusamägi (talk) 11:58, 16 March 2018 (UTC)