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I intentionally lumped them in with the RfAs, so could you re-add them please? Perhaps a more flexible name is needed. Thanks, –Juliancolton | Talk 17:36, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Hmm, I don't know. I'm not against categorization of them at all, I just think that "adminship requests" isn't appropriate when it's about Checkuser/Oversighters/Bureaucrats and not about admins. It's simply not an accurate information. I probably wouldn't mind them being in there, but I just don't think that this is accurate. --The Evil IP address (talk) 19:14, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
Meh, I don't think many people will care about whether or not it's perfectly "accurate", but I guess we could make separate categories for RfBs, RFCUs, and RFOs. Thoughts? –Juliancolton | Talk 20:09, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
Sure, sounds like a good idea. --The Evil IP address (talk) 16:06, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

File:Uelzen - Hundertwasserbahnhof 13 ies.jpg

Hallo, The Evil IP address, könntest du dich um genanntes Foto kümmern, bitte? Nach meiner Ansicht verletzt es die Urheberrechte von de:Friedensreich Hundertwasser, der den de:Bahnhof Uelzen gestaltete. Innenaufnahmen sind nach meiner Auffassung deswegen nicht möglich. Vielen Dank und Gruß --Textkorrektur (talk) 17:14, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

Oje, das gilt für eine ganze Reihe weiterer Fotos der Category:Hundertwasserbahnhof Uelzen. --Textkorrektur (talk) 17:16, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
Ich hab auf die Bilder LA gestellt, siehe Commons:Deletion requests/Hundertwasserbahnhof Uelzen, wenn ich was übersehen hab, füg es einfach hinzu. Bei so Sachen wie Panoramafreiheit ist es besser, einen LA zu stellen als die Sachen schnellzulöschen, da manche Bilder möglicherweise unter De minimis behalten werden können. --The Evil IP address (talk) 19:37, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

Rollback Angebot

Hello, I noticed some good reverts by you. Would you be interested in having rollback? It's quite useful for vandalism work, even if you don't do this stuff all day. Let me know. --The Evil IP address (talk) 09:58, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Hallo! Danke für den Vorschlag, Ja ich bin interessiert, ich hätte es gerade nutzen können! :-) Vielen Dank im voraus, Vonvon (talk) 20:17, 17 December 2009 (UTC)
✓ Done, there you go. --The Evil IP address (talk) 20:32, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

Hi The Evil IP address,
as you deleted the talkpages of some of my uploads with the rationale "off topic", just for you to know why I created these talkpages with 1 dot: in the description of these images I advise re-users "If you use this image outside of Wikimedia projects, please leave a note on the talk page (of the image!). Thank you." IMHO an unexperienced re-user from outside will more likely leave a comment on an existing talkpage, than create one by him/herself. Regards. --Túrelio (talk) 07:24, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

I can understand that and would be fine with a restoration, but would be happy if there could be something better than just a simple dot, for example: "Leave your note here. --~~~~ or something like that. --The Evil IP address (talk) 13:50, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

Seasonal greetings

Must have been a cold night.jpg

Fresh off the camera - with thanks for your work on Commons in 2009 and regards --Herby talk thyme 17:39, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

Thanks and happy holidays to you, too. --The Evil IP address (talk) 19:01, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

Ajax template translation

I noticed you comment at MediaWiki talk:Common.js#Ajax translation of templates. I haven't been very active on Commons in the last month or so, and had basically forgotten about the script until ערן reminded me about it on my talk page. So, would you like to be the one to re-enable the script, or shall I? I don't know how much time I'll have over the holidays to handle any urgent reports of "OMG EVERYTHING'S BROKEN FIX IT NOW!!!", so if you'd like to step up and take responsibility for the deployment, I'd be glad to hand it over to you. Then again, I could just enable it myself and deal with any issues as I get around to it (or let others do so), but it's always nice with changes like this if there's someone around who can explain to people how the new feature is supposed to work and fix it if it doesn't. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 01:27, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

I'm willing to give it a go. --The Evil IP address (talk) 12:26, 23 December 2009 (UTC)


For me too... I don't understand why that happened. And, as my bot is crazy today, it's better stop her. I will look the code (again) to fix it. Thanks a lot for avoid me! Béria Lima Msg 14:46, 1 January 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for cleaning up [1]. I didn't even think to do that. It makes sense though.

Also, {{UnknownHeader}} doesn't seem to be adding the speedy deletion tag when categories are empty, because we don't use the date parameters anymore. DumbBOT just creates the dates with something like [[Category:X| 20100104]] so the categories are sorted in their main categories that way. Maybe the {{speedy}} code could be modified to be independent of the date parameters? The date parameter stuff could even be taken out. I'm just not smart enough to know what's going on there.

Thanks for all your help and all the work you do. Commons definitely has a need for all your work here! Killiondude (talk) 23:55, 4 January 2010 (UTC)

No problem, I'm happy to help out. I must admit that I also noted good work by you. I like the visual separation of the MediaWiki:Category-empty message from the description and the category content, quite helpful for navigation. Concerning {{UnknownHeader}}: Docu added this code to avoid that future dates get {{speedy}}ed as an empty category. I'm not sure about that code, so it's probably better to ask him (the same code is also in use in {{BotMoveToCommonsHeader}}). --The Evil IP address (talk) 00:14, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
I like the separation in the empty category notice too, I think it will make it easier for people to see that notice. Oh, okay. I'll ask Docu. I honestly didn't notice that edit yesterday when I was looking at it. Thanks. Killiondude (talk) 00:22, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

Evil Implementations

You have erased many of my photos signed as Producer. I have uploaded them with enough consultation with Tarawneh a couple of years ago under the title "Arabic Drama Series" signed under my real name Nasib Bitar. Tarawneh also is an administrator like yourself. If these files do not reappear, please erase every single file I have uploaded to commons. I am the executive producer of these series, I own the rights for them and I have to sign the permission you are asking for. So if you do not believe me here how will you believe me elsewhere. Either check with Tarawneh, or if your pride does not allow it I ask you again please erase every sing file I have uploaded.--Producer (talk) 03:19, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

The problem is the following: The photos you've uploaded are from a copyrighted TV series. These pictures are usually not available under the reuse criteria of the Wikimedia Commons that every file can be used by anyone, anytime, for any purpose. For these reasons, we want to have a clear permission that they're indeed reusable under this criteria. I recognize that you said you're the producer of these series, but there's a reason why we aren't able to simply trust these words: This is the Internet, a place where everyone can claim to be everyone. If I wanted I could create an account called "George Lucas" and then say "All Star Wars movies are now public domain!", which is however wrong (they're copyrighted). The problem is that we can't verify your identity here at Commons; the only information we have about you is your username. That's why a process has been created, the OTRS (Open-source Ticket Request System), which is able to verify a user's identity. The procedure with the OTRS looks as follows: You send them an e-mail in which you identify yourself, tell about the images that you uploaded and explaining that you agree to license them under a free license. Once they've verified this, you'll get a ticket that everyone can review and I can then restore the images for you. This process has already worked quite a lot times. As of now, I however can't do this, as Commons can't be sure that the images are licensed under a free license that allows the reuse by anyone, anytime, for any purpose. Concerning your contact with Tarawneh: AFAIK, a permission which has been verified by an admin who isn't OTRS volunteer isn't sufficient, but I might be wrong. --The Evil IP address (talk) 13:25, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

Template question

Hi Evil ;)

If you have a moment, would you check if there are any technical issues with the suggested code at Template_talk:Information#Code_for_maintenance_category? I'm confident about it, but as it's a highly used template, people are obviously a bit nervous about any edit on the template. -- User:Docu at 11:07, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

The source looks fine to me. However, it would be good if you could describe what exactly you want to do with the maintenance category, as hacks shouldn't be made without recognizable advantage. --The Evil IP address (talk) 14:08, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for reviewing it. I will add a couple of samples. Obviously we could also remove the code after a couple of weeks if it isn't being used. -- User:Docu at 07:05, 14 January 2010 (UTC)

Commons:Categories for discussion/2009/12/Category:Items with OTRS permission confirmed

Hi. I have replied at the subject discussion. Sorry for the delay.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 07:59, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

Hi again. Have you a chance to review the replies there? Thanks!   — Jeff G. ツ 04:58, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Commons:Freedom of panorama

Hi The Evil IP address. At Commons:Freedom of panorama, I noticed that Future Perfect at Sunrise (talk · contribs) edited the text of Commons:FOP#Former Soviet Union, entirely changing the meaning of the section. Is this change even warranted? Many Wikimedia projects use COM:FOP when determining the copyright status of files so I think this might be a serious problem if the change does not accurately reflect the freedom of panorama laws in place in the former USSR. If it's not too much trouble, it'd be great if you could look into it. Thanks, FASTILY (TALK) 01:01, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

There should be indeed some information where this comes from. You should ask on their talk page what's the source for this information, and if the information isn't sufficient, it should be reverted. --The Evil IP address (talk) 07:29, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
Well, I would, but I'm having a dispute with this user on en.wikipedia where they have been rather rudely asserting this fact. I was hoping to get a third opinion. Regards, FASTILY (TALK) 01:18, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
Ah, now I get it. I was confused yesterday as I didn't get the change, but now it makes sense. The change can stay, though I'm not sure we need it. I've commented over at the FFD page. --The Evil IP address (talk) 15:59, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
Mmmm....alright. Just wanted to be sure. Thanks for your time. Regards, FASTILY (TALK) 23:54, 22 January 2010 (UTC)

POTD format

We seem to be the only ones discussing the POTD format, so I guess I'll do it directly with you. You complained you had to click all the links to read the captions. Didn't a caption in your own language come up under the picture itself? Are you saying you want to read the caption in every other language for every image? What is that useful for... are you trying to translate them? --99of9 (talk) 23:58, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

I find it quite convinient to see other languages, be it for comparision, translation or simply because I find it interesting. I see your point and must admit that it's indeed quite annoying to have to scroll that much, but it also has to be noted that not everybody visits their localized Potd page (either because it doesn't exist or because they don't find it). We should probably get some stats on how often (and when) the current languages exist. Then, I could imagine removing some languages and/or hiding rarely used languages, for example like this:
  1. English: English caption
  2. Français : French caption
Of course, not literally like that (that would be too sloppy), but with the same principle. That wouldn't make the page getting that long, but still quite handy for interested readers and translators, if they want to see the captions. What do you think? --The Evil IP address (talk) 16:20, 22 January 2010 (UTC)
I'd be happy with hiding languages, as long as it was nearly all of them. I just really hate the long lists of redlinks. In fact, I'm ok with what you call sloppy, because it looks way less sloppy than the current page! --99of9 (talk) 05:54, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
Nice to hear your support. I've created a possible draft at User:The Evil IP address/potd. By defaut, the languages with the most translations and the language of the page are shown. A thing that I considered was to also show similar languages of one language (for example Swiss German on German pages and Catalan on Spanish pages), but I'm not sure if this is needed. --The Evil IP address (talk) 16:11, 7 February 2010 (UTC)


Quickly if you are around :) --Herby talk thyme 14:34, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

✓ Done. --The Evil IP address (talk) 14:36, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
Txs :) --Herby talk thyme 14:37, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Overwriting cascade protected images

COM:AN/P#Overwriting cascade protected images bezieht sich auf etwas von dem ich glaube du kennst dich damit aus. Danke fürs vorbeischauen. --Martin H. (talk) 21:56, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Erledigt funktioniert auf Commons nicht. Damit alle Nutzer und der Bot verstehen, dass der Abschnitt archiviert werden soll, ersetze bitte {{erledigt|~~~~}} mit {{section resolved|1=~~~~}}.
, hab dort kommentiert. --The Evil IP address (talk) 14:19, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Thank you!

It is a little late but, thank you very much for your support on my RfA, I should said that many times ago, but I thought it is kind of spamming, writing to everybody who voted for me, so I decided to just write a thank you note on my own talk page, anyway, I apologize for being late, thanks and best regards Face-smile.svg   ■ MMXX  talk  22:59, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

Hey, no problem, it's you who deserves this. --The Evil IP address (talk) 11:10, 9 February 2010 (UTC)


Hello there. i noticed you deleted file Zolnierska_2009.jpg. I understand you found some reason to do that but:

- user who uploaded this file is an employee of Kutno (city) authorities. He is working for city in promotion department

- all copy right belongs to authorities, and in fact they realy want to publish this file,

- i believe they are completly new on Wikipedia and simple dont know how to work with encyclopedia, publish it with proper description.

can i count on you to help them ? contact me:, contant person who works in Kutno-authorities: MICHAL ADAMSKI, and Authorities website:

We also work on PL-wikipedia: PL wiki - thats me, and Maciejk84 for uploader, but it is possible he dont know how to use this webside ;)

Best Regards Bogdan Malinowski

Hello, I've deleted your file because you published it under "All Rights Reserved". This means that no one may do anything with the file unless the copyright holder gives you permission for this. The Wikimedia Commons only accepts files that can be used by anyone for any purpose without prior permission. This includes commercial use and manipulating your image. You may publish your image under such a license, for example under one of the many Creative Commons licenses. Furthermore, in your case it would be good if you could verify your identity via OTRS. This is to make sure that you're in fact from Kutno's authorities and not someone who claims to be from there. If you're fine with using a free license for your image, then you may reupload it. --The Evil IP address (talk) 16:06, 12 February 2010 (UTC)
thanks v. much, i send yours information to author. BM
could you plase check it now: "Kutno Wschodnia Complex 2009.jpg" ?
You haven't added any license to it. You must decide under which license reusers can use your file, otherwise it will be deleted, because we can't be sure that you agree to publish the file under a free license. --The Evil IP address (talk) 10:44, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Template:Autoarchive resolved section

Hallo TEIa. Deine letzte Bearbeitung führt dazu, dass die Vorlage auf Commons:Forum nicht mehr korrekt angezeigt wird. Kannst du das bitte mal anschauen? --Leyo 13:04, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Pictogram voting keep.svg Fixed, waren ein paar zu wenig gesetzte geschweifte Klammern. --The Evil IP address (talk) 15:12, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Re: Rollback

Hi Evil

Hört sich gut an :o) Bin zwar in letzter Zeit nur in unregelmässigen Abständen hier auf Commons (ich tagge dann oft ein paar Dutzend Bilder und warte erstmal die Reaktionen und Anworten darauf ab), aber wenn ich hin und wieder die Letzten Änderungen kontrolliere, wäre Rollback in vielen Vandalismus-Fällen schon ziemlich nützlich. --Kam Solusar (talk) 17:05, 16 February 2010 (UTC)


Hey there! Poke! Killiondude (talk) 01:06, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

re: Ryan White/Lukas Haas photo

I'd be glad to send my scan. Could you please give me an address to which I send it? Thanks. Wildhartlivie (talk) 17:59, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

Just send it to --The Evil IP address (talk) 18:13, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

This DR

Can the 2 images in this DR be deleted (the original & the derivative). Its almost 1 week now and they never once passed flickr review. The images are replacable as the captain notes. This should be a clear cut case for a speedy delete. With best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 06:52, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

✓ Done. --The Evil IP address (talk) 11:08, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

Granted right

Thank you for the granted right. I am glad to see that my work is appreciated, and I look forward to making a lot of useful contributions to Commons in future. --B. Jankuloski (talk) 14:40, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Willem Cornelus Kind

Hello Evil IP, please remove deletion request for the three mentioned images. FOP Netherlands is applicable for sculpture in the public place. Thanks.--Gerardus (talk) 07:23, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

You're right and so I closed it. --The Evil IP address (talk) 13:19, 22 March 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for notifying me about the autopatrol status change :) WhisperToMe (talk) 10:00, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Rename two files

Hi The Evil IP address, i need your help to rename two files that i upload with wrong names. The files are this and this with the rename templates. Best regards, --Arcibel (talk) 20:16, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

✓ Done, FYI, I also fixed the caption in the es.wikipedia article (diff). Hope everything's correct like this. --The Evil IP address (talk) 22:31, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
Thank you very much buddy! --Arcibel (talk) 12:24, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Re: Interface change

I've changed the FAQ page in Spanish and I added the message at the end of MediaWiki talk:Sitenotice. Best regards, Alpertron (talk) 22:44, 5 April 2010 (UTC)


Hi Evil IP,

Before we both forget what it was about, you might want to do the above protected edit. -- User:Docu at 16:42, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

Ilmari apparently already did it, though using some otther regex. Sorry about not getting to it earlier, I haven't had too much time recently to work on protected edit requests. --The Evil IP address (talk) 17:57, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
No problem. I noticed. Thanks for commenting on it earlier. -- User:Docu at 17:58, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

New legal complaints

I was about to tell you that it's just a coincidence that I started my thread at almost the same time of the FBI letter, and I did skim the thread, but I'm not sure which came first. I think, perhaps that reading that thread gave me inspiration for what I'm doing but perhaps it's just time for change. I assure you that I am not part of any organized effort to reform Commons. My credentials as being pro-porn, as long as it's between consenting adults, is well documented on the English Wikipedia. See w:Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Heather_Harmon_(2nd_nomination). - Stillwaterising (talk) 22:00, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Also, my sudden interest in looking into Common's sex-related content came out a discussion at w:Talk:Anal sex#Proposal To Change Main Photo for Anal Sex about what pictures to use for the lead, not from hearing about the letter. I was pretty shocked to at what I found as a result of looking for educational images of anal sex. - Stillwaterising (talk) 22:12, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Ok, then I'm sorry. I mean, to some degree I second your delete opinion, so I don't think that it was a bad deletion request that you started. --The Evil IP address (talk) 13:49, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
It's my first deletion request and I did not stick to policy-only reasons. I find it hard to comprehend that there's that many users who are willing to completely ignore guidelines and make such defenses. - Stillwaterising (talk) 19:35, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
I'm not sure which guidelines you're talking about, but it might be that the keep arguments are just making more sense to the people. --The Evil IP address (talk) 20:07, 15 April 2010 (UTC)


I replied at MediaWiki talk:Licenses/fromgov. Ks0stm If you reply here, please leave me a {{Talkback}} message on my talk page. 01:02, 21 April 2010 (UTC)


Your opinion/expertise could be used here whenever you get a chance. :-) Killiondude (talk) 22:27, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

Did it already. --The Evil IP address (talk) 22:45, 1 May 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, I may have given you this message after you already commented there. Killiondude (talk) 23:16, 1 May 2010 (UTC)


Hi, you probably only intended to remove one version of the template, but the deletion broke a series of pages, e.g. Template:Nobots. Please undelete. -- User:Docu at 10:26, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

✓ Done. --The Evil IP address (talk) 10:53, 2 May 2010 (UTC)

Most revisions

I think you had requested a report like this the other day. I hope that helps you do whatever you were looking for. :-) Killiondude (talk) 06:58, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, I used it for the one abuse filter to prevent accidental deletion of important pages. --The Evil IP address (talk) 14:29, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

De-sysop Request

As per Jimbo Wales' statement advocating "removing adminship in case of wheel warring on this issue" I request your resignation as a Sysop on Commons. Respectfully, Stillwaterising (talk) 12:49, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Please stop this nonsense. --The Evil IP address (talk) 15:10, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
SWR, that's going overboard. Just because there's some change going on doesn't mean that Commons can turn into a madhouse and call for desysops everywhere. Killiondude (talk) 16:56, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
Thanks Killion, but seeing the recent developments, it doesn't matter actually, anyways. --The Evil IP address (talk) 17:59, 6 May 2010 (UTC)