User talk:Wknight94

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  1. Archive 1 | November 26, 2006-August 27, 2010

Use dates please


Aqui fica registrado o descaso de pessoas que se baseiam os donos da Wiki e tomam decisões arbitrárias e levam ao lixo o trabalho daqueles que só tem uma intenção, contribuir para o crescimento da Wiki. Pessoas como está me fizeram abandonar o projeto após varias e varias contribuições com textos e imagens e digo, que assim como eu, a cada dia a Wiki perde colaboradores por serem vitimas de pessoas sem percepção e dialogo, que pensão serem os todos poderosos. Fico triste, registro aqui a minha insatisfação, pois perdi boa parte de meu tempo neste projeto para que venha uns e do nada acabem com todo ele. Vocês levaram a Wiki a falência por não terem respeito com os outros, cuidem de suas miseráveis vidas e não atrapalhe aqueles que ainda contribuem para o projeto Wiki, porque eu depois desde descaso não o faço mais. Deiwyd (talk) 14:08, 24 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Running the above Portugese rant through Google translate, this appears to approximate what he's saying:

"REVOLT OF THE AUTHOR OF THESE WORKS have been arbitrarily thrown in the trash in day mouths that crap was hella descusting brah like rt
"Here is recorded the neglect of people who rely the owners of the Wiki and make arbitrary decisions and lead to trash the work of those who only have an intention to contribute to the growth of the Wiki. People like me have done is to abandon the project after many and various contributions to texts, pictures and say, that like me, every day the Wiki lose employees because they are victims of people without understanding and dialogue, that the pension be all powerful. I am sad to record here my dissatisfaction, because I lost most of my time on this project to come about and end up with nothing around him. You've taken the Wiki bankruptcy for failing to respect for others, caring for their miserable lives and not disturb those who still contribute to the project Wiki, neglect since then because I do not do more."

Baseball Bugs (talk) 16:00, 24 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Try Commons:Esplanada instead. Wknight94 talk 12:16, 25 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Request of restoration[edit]

Dear Wknight94, you had previously deleted files, and when I asked at the graphic lab whether someone could redesign these graphics, I was informed these files could probably be restored and kept under { {PD-scan} } + { {PD-UKGov} } see :[1]. Is it possible to restore these files considering this, or should there be some debates about this ? Thanks for your help. --Rédacteur Tibet (talk) 19:03, 29 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Sorry, I don't have the ability to restore files. You can ask at COM:AN or COM:UNDEL. Wknight94 talk 19:37, 29 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks. --Rédacteur Tibet (talk) 19:44, 29 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]

File:Nino de Angelo 24.10.2010 in Magdeburg by NicoJenner.jpg[edit]

Why you contacted me for this image? I just moved it via Commonshelper from de-WP to Commons as it was uploaded there today. Please contact the original uploader. --Eva K. is evil 17:58, 25 November 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Hovic Atokian[edit]

Dear friend, Dr. Hovic Atokian is my brother and all the photos are taken by him. Please, can You tell me what to write as an evidence. Thanks a lot for your efforts. Kevorkmail (Talk) 15:29, 5 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]


Thanks for deleting all of those images. While double-checking just now I noticed that I had overlooked one they uploaded here directly: File:Aj burnett pitches at fenway.jpg which I've just now tagged as a copyvio too. If you wouldn't mind taking care of it as well I'd greatly appreciate it. VernoWhitney (talk) 14:23, 9 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Done. Let me know if there are others. Wknight94 talk 15:47, 9 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. That seems to be all of them <fingers crossed>. Cheers! VernoWhitney (talk) 22:06, 9 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]

About special forces box[edit]

And how do I violated copyright of the copyright holders? It is in public domain and is available to distribute. I saw no problem about downloading and redistributing there. Please explain your point. respond on my talk page please. sincerely - Sayfulhaqq (talk) 20:02, 15 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]

because it is placed in segment called التحميل - i.e. "Downloads" - Sayfulhaqq (talk) 20:26, 15 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]
You just want not to see that image, than say so and I will understand and relent. If you are caring for copyright issue, than it is no problem. That site created for exactly that - Sayfulhaqq (talk) 20:39, 15 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]

OK, Imagine I create game official website and create directory - Downloads (free ones), than, what do you think, for which purpose they are? I never relent from arguing so let us reach consensus. :-) - Sayfulhaqq (talk) 20:49, 15 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]

No, it is not to "take those pictures, write your own program, make $100,000,000 with the pictures, and not even credit the maker of those images". Now tell me - when you deleted this Image, did not you see that I credited the creator of this image? Also I showed from where I take that Image. What happens if I take the screenshot from my own "Special forces"? I mention creators of the program, wrote article about their creation. Show me which creator is against it? No one. There is no copyright issue. - Sayfulhaqq (talk) 05:25, 16 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Well. - write them what they think if wikipedia uses images from Special force to decorate articles about game. - Sayfulhaqq (talk) 18:44, 16 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Solicitud de la Restauración[edit]

Estimado Wknight94, tengo entendido que has borrado imágenes que e subido para introducirlas en los perfiles de actores y algunos cantantes, de los cuales TU as solicitado borralos, y considero un ERROR de tu parte.

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Merry Christmas and happy New Year! I wish You all the best in New year!
--George Chernilevsky talk 13:18, 24 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you, you too! Wknight94 talk 14:08, 24 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Bad Flickr user[edit]

I was trying to upload a copy of this Flickr image as part of trans-wiki of this image at en Wikipedia. However, I got a message with your name on it during the upload process that the Flickr user was a Flickrwasher....but I don't see the name at COM:QFI. Should the en wikipedia image be deleted as copyvio? Kelly (talk) 06:51, 26 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]

You're right, that should have been added to COM:QFI. I'll do it now. It is more evident if you look at (and the nearby images in the flickr stream) which is a blatant copyvio per Commons:Deletion requests/File:MariahCareyTeenChoiceAwards.jpg. Wknight94 talk 13:43, 26 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks - I listed the image for deletion at en Wikipedia. Kelly (talk) 19:11, 26 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]


Hi, this is the first time I have uploaded a photo. I do not know if I have done it correctly or not. If I have made a mistake, please forgive me, since it is my first time. I tried hard not to do anything wrong as far as I could. I would be glad if you help me. Thank you in anticipation. Regards, *** in FACT *** (contact) 07:10, 27 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Please to not cross-post. Talk at help desk and stay patient. I gave you a first answer there. Cheers --Saibo (Δ) 13:40, 27 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]

hello Wknight94,

I don't know why the files have been deleted since I have the necessary permission from the author. (files avolassalto.jpg; giorgioavola.jpg; etc...)

Question question[edit]

Why did you delete the Abdirashid Duale image and the Mark Hendrick image from their pages? I mean for example, the Mark Hendrick image is widely used. There are several copies of it all around google images.

There are several copies of it all around Google images doesn't mean they are okay to upload here. In fact, just the opposite is true. It means they are likely copyrighted. Read COM:L and tell me which license tag would be appropriate for them. Wknight94 talk 05:41, 1 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Okyay, how can I do it legally? I've seen other wiki pages with images that are widely used. I gave the name of the source I got it from, the date it was used and so on. There is no one definitive source.

What image cam I use then from google image? It seems as though the only way I can do is if I take a picture of these people myself using my own camera.

Give me an example of these other widely-used images you've seen and I will compare. Images from Google that are acceptable need to be clearly marked as freely copyrighted. In general, you need to be able to use some license tag at COM:TAG. Maybe ones you have seen are U.S. Government images marked with {{PD-USGov}}. Wknight94 talk 11:23, 1 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Well, here are the several links that use the similar images. Maybe some are in a slightly different pose. However you get newspapers to bloggers using it.

If see the first image on the left side, that is the image I tried to use. It's from a foreing website. That exact image was also used by the Guardian and bloggers and you can also find it on flicker.

How about if I use the image from Al Jazeera for example? Could I not reference it and give it credit? Nowhere on that site does it say that the image is copyrighted or Copyright is reserved. Nor is there a way to contact them.

If not that then, could an Image from Flicker be used? I mean, hardly any images on google, if any seems to say whether one can use it or not. It's just there.

Having no copyright mark means we assume the image/page is unfree, and therefore not allowed here. We only accept free images, so simply giving credit is not enough. Just being from Al Jazeera does not imply the images are free, although they do have a repository of Creative Commons content at - some of those are free (like And yes, some images at Flickr are free. You can use the advanced search there at and go to the bottom and check "Only search within Creative Commons-licensed content", "Find content to use commercially" and "Find content to modify, adapt, or build upon" - we need all three to be acceptable here. Wknight94 talk 13:51, 1 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Commons Helper[edit]

I'm using that thing and I'm being told I'm missing information. I wonder what I'm doing wrong. :( The example I was given was File:Noc-a-Homa_and_Win-a-Lotta.JPG. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 19:04, 4 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]

I would have to ask the tagger to be sure, but I would guess that's just a trust issue. We get zillions of people uploading pictures off the internet and by-and-large, they're copyright violations. The way we say "you say it's your picture but I don't believe you" is to put a no-source tag on it. For any pictures you actually took, just go ahead and remove the no-source tag with a comment like, "no, I took the picture", and send them to me if they argue. But with some of the statue pictures, a "no-source" tag can also mean "I concede that you took the picture, but who created the statue?" See COM:DW. Like I said, you might need a little extra patience here - there are far fewer recent-change patrollers so they need to take shortcuts (like tagging no-source on anything suspicious), and there is also a much wider variety of languages here than on en.wp. Wknight94 talk 19:22, 4 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I asked the tagger to explain to me what's missing. We'll see if he gets back. One thing I'm doing now is to explicitly select the licensing item, which may be redundant, but hopefully will help. But if the Commons Helper is not supplying sufficient info, maybe I should just go ahead and "bounce" them from wikpedia off my PC to commons, as it would certainly be faster. As it is, it's slow and tedious. FYI, here's my picture list, such as it is.User:Baseball Bugs/Pics Once I get everything in commons, I'll look at uploading some newer stuff, only straight into commons. One thing I won't be doing is trying to challenge photos of statues and such. If they think it's invalid, then it's not worth the fight. (I don't want to become a royal pain here the way user Xanderlip was). ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 19:27, 4 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for taking care of that one. It seems like Commons Helper is really screwing up the descriptive information. I should just abandon it and go with my "bounce" plan - and then fix the ones it messed up. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 19:53, 4 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
(Edit conflict) A lot of the older U.S. statues do survive COM:DR, so you're welcome to give it a try. But other places like France where even architecture can't be photographed without violating copyright - I wouldn't bother. If it's faster to re-upload them manually here, feel free. One request would be to take a few seconds to categorize them - which I see you're already doing. Our list of uncategorized files is in the tens-of-thousands or maybe even hundreds-of-thousands last I looked - and that's often just a waste of disk space. Speaking of which, you're allowed to upload pictures here, even if they're not being used in any of the Wikipedias. Just because they aren't used now doesn't mean they never will be. Wikipedia discourages creating galleries within articles, and prefer that the reader be directed here to look at galleries - so upload away. Thousands of mine aren't used anywhere, but are available for people to include - in Wikipedia or wherever. Supposedly a couple of mine have been used in books, even though they're not used in Wikipedia... Wknight94 talk 19:57, 4 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Excellent. I don't think mine are of that quality, but they do tend to turn up eventually in Google Images, which near as I can tell has no standards of any kind. One item that might raise a question is that my previous user ID shows up on the older ones. We'll see if that becomes an issue. Regarding France, I'm assuming, or hoping, that old stuff like cathedrals and the Eiffel Tower are not subject to that rule? Or are they? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 20:02, 4 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I'm putting a minimalistic category on each one. Once they're all moved, I'll revisit them and clean them up a bit. What about pre-1923 images? Are they safe for commons? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 20:04, 4 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Yes Eiffel Tower and such are fine since its design has passed into the public domain due to age, but I think people have even put up a fuss over things like the lighting system for the Eiffel Tower at night, saying the lighting system's designer holds copyright. I've never been to France so I haven't looked into the particulars, but I might be uploading France pictures elsewhere due to the (paranoid IMHO) strict policies here. Pre-1923 images should be fine here for the most part for U.S. images. Good ole ordinary {{PD-US}}. It's outside the U.S. where things can get tricky even for older works. Some are strict about 70 years "pma" which means 70 years after the death of the creator - which means e.g., someone could create something in 1880 and it would still get deleted because he didn't die until 1950. But I think that only applies outside the U.S. We try to observe public domain both in the U.S. (where the servers are) and the country of origin. Wknight94 talk 20:18, 4 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]

McLane/WOW pictures[edit]

Here is the text of my e-mail:

From: "DME" <> Date: January 3, 2011 6:27:24 PM PST To: "'Andrew Hecker'" <> Subject: WIki

Andy – the photos for David McLane can be put up. The WOW photos can be put up too.

David McLane 322 Karen Avenue, Suite 2804 Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 [c] 310.503.9339

McLane, the TV Producer has been a client for more than 20 years. Clearly there is not controversy here. Further, if you check the WOW page you can clearly see I am the director of the show, to verify that relationship.

What further do I need to do to satisfy you needs? Trackinfo (talk) 06:56, 5 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Hi, another question[edit]

Hi, just want to clear somethings up.

I found an image on the net of Rageh Omaar, and contacted the people who it belonged. Which is "" They got back to me and gave me the permission to use the image as as long as it's attributed to Arab Media Watch. The Arabmediawatch chairmain himself said this to me in his email. If you want, I would be more than happy to post the screenshot of the email and I could also provide you the email as well.

Is it possible for me now to upload the image onto Rageh Omaar's wikipedia page without it being deleted?

Oh and the image is from here -

By the way, if you look in that link I provided you, the Arabmediawatch chairman is in the fifth last photo with Rageh Omaar. He was the one who personally emailed me back and gave me permission. His name is Sharif Nashashibi--Bazancourt (talk) 13:23, 5 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Links on screen[edit]

Something looks different between wikipedia and commons, and it occurs to me what it is: The various links are underlined in wikipedia, and not in commons. Do you have any idea what might be the cause of that? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 12:33, 7 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Never mind, I found it in the preferences. All's swell. :) ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 12:43, 7 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]


It appears you have mistakenly deleted three pictures I posted to Wikipedia. Please undelete. I own "File:CC2.jpg" and properly posted use license on Wikipedia. Please undelete the file.

Also please undelete the Charlie Cook Carey Campbell picture that I also own and licensed. Thank you.

="GreenPartyConservative">GreenPartyConservative talk 19:37, 8 January 2010 (UTC)

Thanks. --
I restored them and tagged them for missing evidence of permission. The files are on my watchlist now that I edited them, lets wait for approval (or not). --Martin H. (talk) 02:17, 9 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Bad Flickr user[edit]

Not sure of the correct procedure to add (if you advise I'll use) but see Commons:Deletion requests/File:Ojeda.jpg. Kelly (talk) 01:30, 11 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Commons:Questionable Flickr images/Users has the bad Flickr users but I'm not sure it's worth it when there are only two photos on Flickr. Wknight94 talk 02:06, 11 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks - was just worried about potential re-uploads. Kelly (talk) 02:10, 11 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, that's always a risk, Flickr or not. Wknight94 talk 02:36, 11 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]

upon removal of my photos uploaded[edit]

Hello. forwarding the email you send to wikipedia. apology. best regards

From: To: Subject: sobre retiro de mis fotos subidas Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 17:10:45 +0100

Estimados amigos de Wikipedia

Les solicito por favor, permitir sibir mis fotos subidas, tambien pedirles mil disculpas, por no seguir con los requisitos que ustedes piden, como el de enviar el email correspondiente, soy nuevo en editar articulos, reiterando mis disculpas, estos son las fotos que solicito permitan subir a mis articulos, que han sido borrados de este articulo que estoy editando:

Muy atentamente y gracias por su comprension

Carlos Miranda

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Commons question[edit]

Looking at commons a bit, I've come to realize that my photos are not really of the quality expected there. What's the easiest way to get them deleted? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 01:21, 15 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Huh? Which are you saying are low quality? I haven't seen any yet. COM:DR is the place for deletion but none of the ones I've seen so far would get deleted for low quality. Wknight94 talk 02:22, 15 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Alrighty then. We'll just see how things develop, i.e. whether someone nominates something for deletion due to low quality. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 09:15, 15 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
File:Cathedrale nd paris vitraux037.jpg and File:Cathedrale nd paris vitraux190.jpg are good examples of low-quality deletions. Blurry to the point of actually straining my eyes. I recall an earlier deletion I started which was supposed to be the picture of a famous tomb, but all you could see was the back of other people looking at the tomb. None of yours come close to these levels. Wknight94 talk 15:55, 15 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Ouch. It's like looking through a kaleidescope. There are ways of "cheating" with not-quite-in-focus pictures, by shrinking them a bit to reduce the apparent distortion. But I downloaded these and shrunk them to 1/10th their size and they still didn't look good. And it's a shame. Beautiful centuries-old stained glass. But that's show biz. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 16:32, 15 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
In this case, the good news is they are from the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris so we have plenty of good photos of them. Wknight94 talk 16:50, 15 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I've noticed that there tend to be lots of near-duplicates, of photos taken from conventional vantage points. Going forward, I'm going to try to find photos that might be more likely to be unique or different. Hence the slightly-odd nature of the photos for the Biltmore that I just uploaded today. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 18:34, 15 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]

New section[edit]

Hola buanas:

¿Porque borras las fotografías de la marina real marroquí???

Why have you deleted the pothos of the royal moroccan navy????

-- 10:44, 15 January 2011 (UTC)[reply]

New section #2[edit]

Craig Westcarr Photo:

I had permission from Ralph Shepherd of the Notts County Football Club media team to use this image.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ulaggy (talk • contribs)

Magazine cover[edit]

Hello Wknight94, I wonder if you could please inform me about how to place a magazine cover according to the rules? At the cover was removed yesterday. The copyright of the covers is with the makers of Freewave, of which I'm one. It would be nice to upload a cover without it being removed, but unfortunately don't know how to demonstrate the right to publish a cover. Kind regards, Jan

Julien Friedler / Be art[edit]

(Retrait du lien Julien-Friedler.jpg, supprimé sur Commons par Wknight94 ; motif : Copyright violation: Flickr review NOT passed: Author is using NC, ND, or all rights) Dear White Knight -- Please enlight me. As part of our communication strategy, we decided to put all OUR Flickr content under CC ShareAlike licence. These pictures are all available for non-commercial use. In that respect, we would like to understand why you and some of your peers have decided to delete our contribution to the encyclopedia. All this take time and efforts. Of course, due attention should be brought to copyright matters. However, in the above-mentioned cases, we believe that deletion is inappropriate. Please discuss and reinstate delete pictures on Be art and Julien Friedler al_ashton 110123 10:58

File:Antonie kamerling.jpg[edit]

hi - you might want to have a look at File:Antonie kamerling.jpg which was re-uploaded after you deleted it as a copyvio. kind regards, -- Deadstar (msg) 15:40, 1 February 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Chicago high school photos[edit]

Hi. I see that you have warned User:ChicagoHistory1 about uploading pictures he found on the internet and claiming them as his own. FYI, I suspect User:N Wilson01 is the same person. Zagalejo (talk) 23:25, 17 February 2011 (UTC)[reply]

W.Rebel and PetrS.[edit]

Would you please take a look at Commons:Administrators'_noticeboard/User_problems#Copyright_violation? I'm tired of the two of them warring. Thanks,      Jim . . . . Jameslwoodward (talk to me) 21:52, 19 February 2011 (UTC)[reply]

violation of copyright[edit]

All have equal rights. So if you want to delete anything, respect the opinions of others. And other pictures are a possible violation of copyright. --W.Rebel (talk) 10:56, 20 February 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Emmanuel Corredor, Chica Gipsy wiki[edit]

Hello, how are you?

I'm concerned about your warning, 'cause I've been trying to upload a few photos of my own work and, I can't do it 'cause have been deleted.

I wanna know why, 'case I didn't really get the message. I made the process on and those were the original photos, they were not copies.

I don't understand the process and I'd like to know "witch" is the mistake that I'm making, 'cause I want to have the photos on my wiki for the people who wants the information in my country.

Thanks --Emmanuel Corredor (talk) 02:12, 4 March 2011 (UTC)Emmanuel Corredor[reply]

Of course I'm not the photographer but I'm the owner of those photos.

I hired a professional photographer to make those pictures for our beauty pagent history, and I named them on the credits of the pictures, so I don't get it yet?

Please let me know what should I do, I mean if I have to write to, can you give an example of how should I do it?

Thanks again

Emmanuel Corredor (talk) 16:55, 4 March 2011 (UTC)Emmanuel Corredor[reply]

Emmanuel Corredor, Chica Gipsy wiki[edit]

Of course I'm not the photographer but I'm the owner of those photos.

I hired a professional photographer to make those pictures for our beauty pagent history, and I named them on the credits of the pictures, so I don't get it yet?

Please let me know what should I do, I mean if I have to write to, can you give an example of how should I do it?

Thanks again

Emmanuel Corredor (talk) 16:56, 4 March 2011 (UTC)Emmanuel Corredor[reply]


Hello Wknight94:

When I uploaded the images, I've already given the permission to use them under the free license. Why do mark my photographs under deletion, station that there was no license given? I've already granted permission to Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia to freely use my work. How many times shall I grant this? I am asking you to review this message carefully and reconsider removal of my work from this website. Thank you!

Here is the message that I emailed to Dear Sir or Madam: I, Joshua Dylan Wood the copyright holder of this work in the presence of my personal assistant Luisa Pusani, hereby grant Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons to publish my images under the following licenses as I marked when uploading: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. You are free: to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work to remix – to adapt the work Under the following conditions: attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). share alike – If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document 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. I, Joshua Dylan Wood the author of following images on your website: File:Alec_Baldwin_and_Josh_Wood.jpg ; File:15th_Annual_SAG_Awards.JPG ; File:Actor_Josh_Wood_and_actor_Johnathon_Schaech.jpg ; File:Alec_Baldwin_Meryl_Streep_Josh_Wood.JPG ; File:Alec,_Meryl,_Josh.JPG ; File:Alec_Baldwin_Meryl_Streep_Josh_Wood.JPG ; File:Josh_Wood_%26_Josh_Brolin.jpg ; File:Claire_Danes_and_Josh_Wood.jpg ; File:John_Krasinski_and_Josh_Wood.jpg ; File:Josh_Wood_with_Harvey_Weinstein.jpg ; File:Chris_Flynn_Jon_Abrahams_and_Josh_Wood.jpg ; File:Josh_Wood_and_Amy_Adams_.jpg ; File:Josh_Wood_with_Oscar_statuette.JPG ; File:15th_Annual_SAG_Awards.JPG; File:HFPA07 5533.jpg; File:Josh Wood.JPG; File:Kevin_Connolly_and_Josh_Wood.jpg ; File:Reggie_Bush_and_Josh_Wood.jpg I, grant you with permission to use this files. Thank you for your time. Feel free to contact me regarding this message. Sincerely, Joshua Wood --Luisa Pisani (talk) 00:45, 8 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Deleted user page image[edit]

You deleted File:002_Lapageria_rosea_04_ies.jpg as out of scope, although the user said he or she was going to use it on the user page. Such use is allowed and it appears the user is serious. Can you please either undelete the image and/or explain at Commons:Undeletion_requests/Current_requests#File:002_Lapageria_rosea_04_ies.jpg. If there was some peculiar reason, I hope you take more care explaining such at the deletion request pages in the future. --LPfi (talk) 08:58, 17 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

The reason seems pretty clear from the DR. The user said he would use the image on his user page ------- in October. Three months later, the image was still unused so the nom. reason was valid. Then it took another 10 weeks to request undeletion (which I didn't notice since no one alerted me). The uploader obviously was not in a hurry to use the image so I see no reason to get hostile. Wknight94 talk 12:09, 17 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Sorry if my language was too harsh. I am somewhat frustrated by the laconic (sometimes incorrect) reasons often given when deleting files. People not used to the practices of Commons need to have a reason they can understand - and so do non-administrators when trying to judge the deletion. In this case I honestly thought you did not take the user page argument in account (I did not check the dates); I am sorry for the accusation. --LPfi (talk) 16:11, 17 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
No problem. I also would have been happy to undelete if the uploader had asked me directly. I assumed that he had lost interest in actually using the image, or had found a different one to use instead. Wknight94 talk 16:53, 17 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

File:Thomas Grube.tif[edit]

Can you please undelete File:Thomas Grube.tif as we have received OTRS permission from Thomas Grube of boomtownmedia for this file? The OTRS TT # is 2011031010007831 --Sreejith K (talk) 05:55, 18 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Done and tagged. Is that still the correct license tag? Wknight94 talk 12:55, 18 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. I have made the necessary modifications to this page. --Sreejith K (talk) 09:37, 19 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]


Hi, we met on the S Naylor copyvio discussion recently. I've just uploaded a file &, yet again, am baffled by the licensing permissions etc. Could you perhaps advise me? I know that the permission is currently incorrect. The original image is c. 1662, by a Dutch artist & was republished in a US journal in the 1990s. I'm sure this cannot be in copyright but without knowing what tag to use I just stuck one in there that I have used before - call me stupid. There is also a naming issue as there does not seem to be a consensus on whether the artist's name was spelled "Johan" or "Johann" and "Nieuhof" or "Nieuhoff". Thanks. - Sitush (talk) 09:30, 20 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

350-year-old artwork can be tagged with several tags under COM:TAGS#General. {{PD-old}} or {{PD-old-100}}, etc. And it's common for names that old to have various spellings. If the artist was illiterate - as many people were back then - he may not have known the correct spelling! Wknight94 talk 14:17, 20 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Great thanks. I'll change the tag. Re: naming, yes, I was aware of that. Some people can't be consistent with their own names now. However, will it cause issues for categories (can categories be redirected, I wonder?) Just a technical query - I'm not going to mess about with them. - Sitush (talk) 14:20, 20 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Yes, we can redirect categories. It looks like most of the Wikipedias use "Johan Nieuhof" so that's the best to use here. Other variations can be redirected using {{Category redirect}}. Wknight94 talk 14:23, 20 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I'm learning more. Thanks. - Sitush (talk) 14:27, 20 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]


You deleted Cagecunninghamdiba-300x233.jpg without further discussion. Could you give any reason, why you have deleted that file? Could you post the OTRS ticket number?--Wvk (talk) 14:24, 20 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

(Edit conflict) Since it was from a web site, it needed COM:OTRS permission. Andrew c (talk · contribs) received that permission but said it was not good enough. That was more than a year ago so I figured permission was not coming. I will ask OTRS people (at COM:OTRS/N) to re-examine the ticket, but they have final authority as to whether the permission is sufficient. Wknight94 talk 14:30, 20 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for your support. If the permission was not good enough I'd like to write to the Cunningham Foundation. Could you restore the photo, I will contact the Foundation? --Wvk (talk) 11:35, 21 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Okay, it's restored and tagged no-permission. Wknight94 talk 12:20, 21 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Mail to Cunningham Foundation sent. --Wvk (talk) 14:26, 21 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Aswer from Cunnigham Foundation Ticket#2010022010013318; permission granted. --Wvk (talk) 18:48, 22 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Excellent! Hopefully an OTRS person will put the tag on soon. Then it's done. Wknight94 talk 19:34, 22 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

June Sucker.JPG[edit]

Why was the photo deleted? Why wasn't I notified? On english Wikipedia, the original author is supposed to be notified if an article goes to AfD? Bgwhite (talk) 04:45, 22 March 2011 (UTC) Found the email trail. I sent to OTRS on April 23, 2010 the response from the original owners that the photo is to be placed under public domain. I never heard back from OTRS. Of course, this isn't unusual. My first photos I uploaded in March 2010 took 13 emails, almost a month and the donor of the photos vowing never to donate to Wikipedia again. My last go around of uploading photos was from the State of Washington, which like Florida and the US Govt, has public funded works in the public domain and states it on their webpage. Nope you wouldn't believe me. The email I got back from Washington stating it, nope wouldn't believe that either. You had to email them directly to believe it. Egads. Bgwhite (talk) 05:10, 22 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

I've asked them to re-check at COM:OTRS/N. Sorry for the inconvenience. Do you know where you've mentioned about the Washington images? Wknight94 talk 14:03, 22 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

File:Di Wu headshot.jpg[edit]

Regarding File:Di Wu headshot.jpg, the subject of the photo, who asserts copyright ownership, released this image to Wikimedia, as discussed at Commons:OTRS/Noticeboard/Archive 7#File:Di Wu headshot.jpg. So far as I was led to understand, she sent the appropriate release to OTRS. Cheers! BD2412 T 23:45, 23 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Okay. I've asked for review at COM:OTRS/N. We'll see what they say. Wknight94 talk 01:53, 24 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, much appreciated. BD2412 T 02:07, 24 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
They already answered. Sounds like they sent an e-mail asking for more info and got no response. Wknight94 talk 02:16, 24 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Will someone contact her about it again? She was very forthcoming last time I communicated with her. BD2412 T 03:20, 24 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I have no idea. You should probably ask at COM:OTRS/N#File:Di Wu headshot.jpg and 2010032910010544. Wknight94 talk 03:24, 24 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Nomination for deletion of Ciboria batschiana symtoms1415183.jpg and others[edit]

Hi Wknight! You nominated the mentioned file File:Ciboria batschiana symtoms1415183.jpg and others (see my talk, all from with the author Andrej Kunca. I wrote him and he gave me the permission, but unfortunately I did it wih another email adress, and I don´t find the message again. So please can you check if there is an otrs-permission ticket? I am unable tzo do it? Thanks a lot. --Josef Papi (talk) 10:47, 25 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Okay, I have asked at COM:OTRS/N#Andrej Kunca files. Please watch there in case they ask for more information. Thanks. Wknight94 talk 12:54, 25 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Admissibilité des tableaux de Jean-Claude Fourneau[edit]

Bonjour. J'aimerais que vous me fassiez savoir à quel subtil moyen les héritiers d'un artiste, détenteurs des droits sur son œuvre, sont contraints d'avoir recours s'ils veulent exercer ces droits sur WP ? Personne, manifestement, n'a encore été capable de me le dire, car pour ce qui est de licence, permission ou source, je croyais en avoir saisi la signification (depuis qu'on m'avait laissé entendre que je l'avais fait). Cdt. --Thierry (talk) 12:04, 28 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Please see the reponse at OTRS/N. Wknight94 talk 20:56, 28 March 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Please see the response at the same place. --Thierry (talk) 12:13, 4 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I don't have access to the OTRS system so I can't help there. Wknight94 talk 13:15, 4 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I do not understand. Is it that you have no mean to know why you have erased my images? --Thierry (talk) 14:15, 4 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I deleted your images because the OTRS people said your permission was not sufficient. I have to take their word for it since I cannot see OTRS messages. Wknight94 talk 15:54, 4 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
So, as you actually have no mean to know why you did what you did, will you please tell me who are those OTRS people who said my permission was not sufficient? I suppose I can have some enlightenment from those who told, since I can't have any one from a blind man who just obeyed. --Thierry (talk) 16:07, 4 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
[2][3] are both by an OTRS person and Andrew c (talk · contribs) marked your image permission statements as insufficient. Wknight94 talk 16:20, 4 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Bad name or Redirect ?[edit]

Hi Wknight94. A propos Category:Circus Maximus : we can fill Commons with hundred and thousands of all kinds of redirects for the same Category, but this has no sense. I think that a Redirect has to be used for a different name of the same subject or object, not for a different form to write that name, or for a not correct or wrong form of the name. In our case, the simple form "Circus Maximus" is not a correct form, because the correct form is with the location. If you search now the category Circus Maximus, it is given with both forms; but I had cases where the correct form was not given, but the wrong form as a redirect. In this cases often I find that the redirect-form is given to categorise files. So I prefer that the redirect is given only for a different form (e.g. for the name in not-english language; or for a different name of the same object like here), and that all other form of the same name with mistakes, with syntax defects, with wrong big or small letters, etc. are deleted. This is my opinion and this is the rule that I apply. This is the reason because i prefer that "Category:Circus Maximus" will be quickly deleted as a bad name; different way we run the risk that this not correct form will be used to categorise files; and I have no desire to run after all these files to correct them again. Best regards, --DenghiùComm (talk) 14:37, 1 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

The only time Circus Maximus (location) is the correct form is if there are other Circus Maximus. If that is the case, then make Circus Maximus a disambiguation page, not a red link. If someone categorizes a photo into a redirect category, there is already a bot to automatically fix it. But that bot will not work if someone categorizes into a red link. Wknight94 talk 14:59, 1 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
We have a problem of consistency of our categories. We have a lot of Temples, of Arches, of Anfitheatres, of Theatres, of Thermae, and of Circuses too in the cities of the ancient Roman Empire. The rule that we apply is to give the name in his simple form and then the location. So we try to apply the same rule at all, if possible without exception here and there. Only for coherence. Even if some times, for very famous monuments, it can seems redundant or can sound a little strange. --DenghiùComm (talk) 15:26, 1 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
First, I am not aware of such a rule. Second, that doesn't explain why a red link is better than a category redirect. Wknight94 talk 01:37, 2 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I don't understand: from which red links are you talking about ? --DenghiùComm (talk) 10:56, 2 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Deleting Category:Circus Maximus would make a red link. How would that be better than having a redirect? Bots maintain redirects. People will still put photos into Category:Circus Maximus even if it were deleted - only bots won't know to fix them. Then it would become a red link like these. Red links on that page are never cleaned up except by manual work. Wknight94 talk 13:33, 2 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, capito. Thank You from --DenghiùComm (talk) 14:27, 2 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Photo of an old medal[edit]

A query for you, if you do not mind. I can easily get hold of a photograph of a medal which was struck in 1789 but, obviously, the photograph wasn't taken then! Photos are available on numerous medal-selling websites, as very simple obverse/reverse shots on a plain background. Would this be a copyright breach? I suspect that it might. Thanks. - Sitush (talk) 08:40, 3 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Most likely, yes. See COM:DW#Casebook "Photographs of three-dimensional objects". Wknight94 talk 11:37, 3 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Ok,many thanks. Watch me on eBay some time soon! - Sitush (talk) 09:49, 5 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]


Hi dear, after being back at Wikimedia, I promise that I will folow the strict rules of photo uploads. Thanks a lot and have a nice day.--Kevorkmail (talk) 11:13, 5 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]


I am Eva Basil, User. You have deleted photos from the page I desined -"Vladimir Mikhailovich Zakharov" -and from my page in Wikimedia Commons because of licence information absence. Sorry, but I don't understand what to write ???? about the licence in Russia when the photos I uploaded and used here are not licenced at all ( free to copy and post). Besides, I am authorized by V.M.Zakharov to create this page in Wikipedia about him and post any of his own and his theatre pictures. Could you help me to settle down this 'picture licence problem' so I could upload them here and post on the page permanently, please? Thank you in advance fo help, Kind Eva Basil

Looks like[edit]

Someone got carried away with dubious category titles for the Kris category  :( SatuSuro (talk) 14:56, 18 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Indeed. All I'm doing lately is fixing red-link categories so I didn't look much deeper. Wknight94 talk 15:05, 18 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]


Hi, I am slightly concerned about File:Kylie_jenner.jpg, which is being used on the en-WP article for the teen "starlet". The WP article is very frequently disrupted by her adoring fans etc & there have been attempts in the past to insert copyrighted images. In this particular instance, the image can be found elsewhere on the web but my real concern is that it is so small. Sure, the uploader could have been there and could have created a thumbnail to post here, but is it really likely that they would not upload a bigger pic? It seems to me to have a slight whiff of copyvio. I would be grateful for your thoughts. - Sitush (talk) 20:22, 22 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

I totally agree and have speedy deleted that file and another from the same uploader. A third was already at COM:DR. Wknight94 talk 14:02, 23 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you. I had commented out the images you refer to in the respective en-WP articles, so I'll go clean those up now. - Sitush (talk) 14:10, 23 April 2011 (UTC)[reply]

File:Stefan Anton Reck in concert.jpg[edit]

I have permanent delegation from the copyright owner of this photo, Stefan Anton Reck, to use this image file, as I am the official assistant. Please undelete above file. Regards Annamaria Costalonga

Photo license[edit]

For this, File:Charles B Tripp autograph 1907.jpg, how do I indicate "PD-USA-1923" or whatever it's being called these days? It seems like every time I go to upload something, they've messed around with the process again, and I can't figure out how to do it right. Thank you! ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 17:45, 19 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]

I updated it. I haven't tried the new upload wizard yet. Apparently it's not as great as I was hoping? Wknight94 talk 23:08, 19 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you for fixing. The wizard (or one of the steps, I forget which) has a bunch of 1950s-style illustrations, but they didn't help. Maybe I'm set in my ways. :( ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 06:32, 20 May 2011 (UTC)[reply]

a request[edit]

May be it has been forgotten: Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Sanggeunchoi--Sabri76 15:32, 18 June 2011 (UTC)[reply]

All done. Wknight94 talk 15:53, 18 June 2011 (UTC)[reply]


Dear Wknight94, Although I was not the original uploader for the file "Boordajeremy.jpg," I successfully tracked down the copyright owner after you tagged the file for possible deletion. (The photo was posted on with copyright info.) That copyright owner - Michael Patterson - just sent an email to, granting permission. I updated the file info, including a note that an OTRS email has been sent. I did not think I was allowed to delete your "deletion pending" banner, though. I do recommend you delete it at this time. Thanks!! NearTheZoo (talk) 23:56, 19 June 2011 (UTC)[reply]

That's okay, we can leave the DR open. It's unlikely anyone will delete the photo for some time so there is plenty of time for the OTRS permission to arrive. Once it does, everything will be set right. Thanks for tracking this down. Wknight94 talk 02:33, 20 June 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Re:Deleting categories[edit]

Hi—I will try to do so in the future, thanks for letting me know that was misleading. This category was a special case, because I made an error when creating it and after a couple of hours only I decided to move all files and delete it; it wasn't linked anywhere and I've left a {{Category redirect}} at a previous location (Category:Powiat krośnieński (województwo podkarpackie). The note just above yours was related to that particular naming error; I was advised that I should have used a comma (like in Category:Powiat krośnieński, Subcarpathian Voivodeship), not brackets (like in Category:Powiat krośnieński (Subcarpathian Voivodeship)) because that's apparently the English naming scheme (used on the English Wikipedia). Again, thanks for letting me know! odder (talk) 08:44, 30 June 2011 (UTC)[reply]

File:La pattuglia turca.jpg[edit]

Cool ! Please check here. This novice panting was uploaded by User:Mmm448 years ago. Regards. User:Cretanforever

What? You mean that one is better than the one here now? Then go ahead and upload it. I'd even say go ahead and upload it over the top of the one that is here now so no renaming is needed. Wknight94 talk 11:54, 3 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Agree216.6.232.236 22:09, 7 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Minnie and Paul[edit]

Do you think this thing is a violation of freedom-of-panorama rules? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 14:58, 11 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Unfortunately, that could indeed fall victim to the fact that the U.S. doesn't have freedom of panorama for artwork. Whoever made that could claim to hold copyright of the design and file a legal claim against anyone that used images of it - and would probably win. Unless maybe you can show that the design was never copyrighted or the copyright has expired. Do you know anything about who created it? Wknight94 talk 17:33, 11 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Googling "Minnie and Paul", I learned that the logo was designed in 1961, by an advertising illustrator named Ray Barton, who coincidentally died just before Target Field opened last year.[4] He was paid 15 dollars for his work, and wasn't fond of that design anyway. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 19:46, 11 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Picture of Caroline Corr?[edit]

Hello Sir. I would like to ensure that a picture be uploaded for Caroline Corr's bio on wikipedia. Apparently, you removed the picture for her because of copyright issues. Please explain and please explain how that works. What would I have to do to ensure that a picture for Caroline Corr be uploaded into her bio? Thank you in advance for any information. TonyMath (talk) 01:48, 16 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Which image are you referring to? Wknight94 talk 04:10, 16 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Image is DSC00399_-_Copy.jpg but I see now that is not Caroline Corr. Sorry TonyMath (talk) 00:48, 17 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]

picture deleting[edit]

Why have you deleted all my pictures?, many of them were taken by me, others were uploaded with permission. I ask you to explainme. --Ravassa (talk) 01:38, 25 July 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Image question from flickr[edit]

See File:Martha Raye entertaining troops crop.jpg. None is listed. What commons license is this? On flickr it's listed as attribution and share alike. I have a watch set on your page. PumpkinSky talk 13:19, 6 August 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Ah, looks like the Flickr review edit accidentally removed the license tag. I put it back. Although, a strong case could probably be made for public domain as {{PD-USGov-Military}}, {{PD-US-no notice}}, or {{PD-US-not renewed}}. Wknight94 talk 13:52, 6 August 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Would we just change it to one of those 3 tags or what? Is it worth the hassle? PumpkinSky talk 22:32, 6 August 2011 (UTC)[reply]
I'm not going to bother, but you can feel free. Wknight94 talk 23:25, 6 August 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Pictures deleted[edit]


I sincerely ask you to put back the pictures you deleted at my page (ZVC Petrol). Those pictures were taken by myself and I see no reason why you should delete them. Do you have any explanation for your actions ?



Thank you. :) Can you tell me how long a picture nominated for deletion remains in that condition? The guy who uploaded the Shibe Park photos asked me about it. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 00:46, 10 August 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Hard to say here. Supposed to be seven days but backlogs used to go six months or more. But things seem much improved lately. With the strong consensus, it shouldn't be too long. Wknight94 talk 02:17, 10 August 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Is 7 days the conventional minimum? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 02:25, 10 August 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Yes. Wknight94 talk 03:16, 10 August 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Copyright definition[edit]

Copyright means "I am the creator of this work, so I own the intellectual property rights to it. If you want to reproduce it in any other way, first seek permission from me. And when reproducing my work, be honest and admit that it is not yours. Do NOT claim it as your own, that is stealing intelletual property from me, the creator, and this is against the law. I will file a lawsuit if you steal the work from me."

I completely understand what copyright is. So can you please unblock me on the English Wiki? Fangusu (talk) 03:56, 15 August 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Not PD?[edit]

File:Marc-Racicot.jpg I don't think this is PD, It has a federal US tag but looks like a state image. Maybe it needs a different tag. What to do? PumpkinSky talk 11:49, 20 August 2011 (UTC)[reply]

You probably have a good case to bring the file to COM:DR. Wknight94 talk 13:47, 20 August 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Done. That's a neat bot, does 99% of the work for you. Don't mind if you look it over or comment at the DR. PumpkinSky talk 00:21, 21 August 2011 (UTC)...It doesn't seem to have listed under files for a specific day. Can you fix that?PumpkinSky talk 00:23, 21 August 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Looks like it worked. Wknight94 talk 03:49, 21 August 2011 (UTC)[reply]

You might be interested in commenting[edit]

Commons:Categories for discussion/2011/09/Category:Ships by name

No thanks. Category naming is an area I refuse to participate any longer. Wknight94 talk 12:27, 6 September 2011 (UTC)[reply]


Deleted from commons due to "copyright violation", un-deleted from wikipedia now. Do you think it should be wiped from wikipedia also, or is it OK? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 04:30, 9 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Is it a picture of a mural? Last I knew, English Wikipedia was not usually as strict about COM:DW so you are probably fine. Wknight94 talk 10:28, 9 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Commons files[edit]

Okay, thanks for pointing that out. I'm on to it now :) Blackstar111


Template:Nln - is this an accident, or the beginning of something? I don't get it. Rd232 (talk) 21:10, 31 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

It was the start of something - see COM:VP#Template causing broken categories. Apparently not necessary anymore. Wknight94 talk 21:18, 31 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]
OK. Well if it's no longer needed, can you request deletion? cheers, Rd232 (talk) 21:48, 31 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

What to do about an incorrect license[edit]

I am currently going through the uploads from a contributor whose efforts with images are proving to be somewhat troublesome both here and on en-WP. Any idea what I should do about this one? It is clearly not PD-SELF & there is a note suggesting that it came from Bild, (presumably, the German publication). Thanks. - Sitush (talk) 16:32, 3 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]

In an example like that, where we basically don't know the actual source. Therefore, a regular {{subst:nsd}} is probably best. In any more complex cases, COM:DR is the place to go. Wknight94 talk 18:14, 3 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Ok, thanks very much. I have used the subst template as you suggested. I find Commons to be something of a nightmare but doubtless if I spend more time here then things will become more clear. I hope! - Sitush (talk) 01:27, 4 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Might have done something wrong[edit]

I just uploaded File:Erasmus_Smith_1611-1691_by_John_Michael_Wright.jpg & then saw the embedded copyright notice from Christ's Hospital. That appears to assert copyright on the reproduction of the image but does give some rights for educational, non-commercial use. My initial rational was PD-ART, since the painter died in 1694. Please could you verify whether it is ok or whether I need to seek deletion. - Sitush (talk) 13:59, 13 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Hmmm, good question. I honestly can't say. I know other organizations have tried to claim copyright on their reproductions but I don't know how those cases have ended. Maybe try asking on COM:VP or COM:AN. Wknight94 talk 14:03, 13 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]
OK, thanks. Posted at VP. - Sitush (talk) 14:12, 13 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Take care...[edit]

of the other images, Commons:Deletion requests/File:Farmer - Mostafa Group.jpg Thanks Ezarateesteban 15:37, 15 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]

How can I proof me it's really me?[edit]

Hello, I've got your email about my uploaded paintings and you're asking for confirmation about artist name and paintings permissions. I want to confirm my name, because I am the real person, should I send you some photos of me in a specific pose? How about paintings? I want to make a small gallery, but everytime when I upload a picture I see my pictures are not confirmed and I have to do something all the time. Please give me some advice, how can I confirm it permanently. Thank you.

Another query - derivative work[edit]

I got the last issue - (PD-ART) vs alleged claim of copyright - sorted at VP, thanks.

Here's another puzzler: why would someone want to upload/use this when the work from which it is derived is also available here? If anything, it seems to me that the derivative work is a misrepresentation of the subject (including some drastic changes of colour etc).

Is it really the case that people can just fiddle with stuff at will? Sure, the derivative work is used more frequently in articles than is the original, but that is probably because it has a title etc that is easier to find & because once placed in a "hot" article it is more likely to be copied by people who do not even think to check Commons etc for other images.

The derivative seems wrong to me but I am unsure where to take the issue. 30k+ edits on en-Wiki but next to none on Commons, you see! - Sitush (talk) 19:02, 16 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]

I guess the simplest answer is that the one you don't like was uploaded first. In a case like this, I don't know if you have much recourse other than changing each individual usage. You may find some people prefer the other one in a particular article for some reason. You can't use {{Duplicate}} since they are clearly quite different. I suppose you could ask someone to globally replace at COM:DL, but I don't usually deal with images there so I won't be of much use. If every usage does get replaced, then COM:DR is a possibility. Wknight94 talk 19:59, 16 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Ah, I didn't spot that. I just saw that the older version says that it is based on the more recently uploaded version. Which is a clever bit of time travel. - Sitush (talk) 23:37, 16 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]
... and is explained by this edit in 2010. Someone spotted that it was based on the rare portrait. In this situation, I'd love to know whether the older version sprung from (was it user-generated, or taken from a book etc) but I guess that I never will. - Sitush (talk) 23:41, 16 November 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Dee Brown[edit]

I can't upload:

because of you

(Administrator Wknight94 deleted this page after you started editing it, with a reason of: Copyright violation - no indication of free use at cited web site )


--Steffaville (talk) 22:09, 5 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Sorry. --Steffaville (talk) 22:15, 5 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]


I think I know your answer already, but I wonder if you could add your learned opinion at Commons:Deletion requests/File:Honuswagnerstatue.JPG. This is important to clear up some ambiguity raised on wikipedia. Thank you! ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 22:42, 26 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Stop the nonsense please[edit]

Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Yogo1ct.jpg Is this guy for real. His reasons are totally invalid. PumpkinSky talk 02:51, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Looks like a raspberry tart or something. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 06:01, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

SO?PumpkinSky talk 11:00, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
So on my worst day I couldn't take a picture that bad. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 16:33, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Montanabw took that. So you're volunteering to acquire a Yogo and take a top notch photo of it for Commons? PumpkinSky talk 22:13, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
I don't even know what a "Yogo" is. But submitting a blurry cell-phone picture seems a tad desparate. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 22:36, 5 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Deletion "File:Les-invites.png"[edit]

Dear Wknight94, "02:20, 24 December 2010 Wknight94 deleted "File:Les-invites.png" ‎ (Copyright violation:)." I was unable to respond at the time. However, I have all the rights related to the CD-cover concerned, as it is self-created, -produced and -published. If I recall it correctly, I filed it under the appropriate license, making it a free image. Is it possible to get the image undeleted? Kind regards, --Gulpen (talk) 22:41, 26 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

If you follow the procedure outlined at COM:OTRS, your ownership can be verified and cataloged, and then the image will be restored. Wknight94 talk 03:46, 27 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Image permission request - academic teaching video[edit]

Hi Matthias

We would very much like to include your photograph of the floor drainage area of the Pantheon in Rome in a e-learning video on Roman history (this is the image

Please could you contact me so I can tell you more about the project and request your permission to include your photograph?

Many thanks, Pauline ( (on behalf of Thames and Hudson Ltd, London)

Matthias???Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 00:24, 28 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]
Copy/paste. Wknight94 talk 03:05, 28 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Rename needed[edit]

Hi. Can you rename/move this: File:Lonsomehurst1911.png? I left out an 'e' between the n and s. thanks. PumpkinSky talk 23:59, 29 January 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Someone else did it.PumpkinSky talk 12:29, 12 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]

a request[edit]

Hi. Could you immediately delete File:Šarūnas Jasikevičius2.jpg and File:Hayalet.jpg? They are duplicated files, I have uploaded by mistake... Best regards...--Sabri76 03:44, 17 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]

All done. Wknight94 talk 15:54, 17 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File talk:Mount Carmack from Klondike Highway, Alaska.jpg[edit]

Hi Wknight94, during patrol I noticed a user leaving a message about this photo you uploaded. Perhaps you can take an appropriate action?

Permission request to use one of your pictures in a textbook[edit]

I would like to include your picture of the Vatican bathtub in a textbook. This would be printed at about 1/15 of a page in an illustrations appendix. The picture would be credited in the legend immediately below.

I wanted to confirm that would be OK with you, and ask about the credits --this being a textbook, I thought maybe a real name (and perhaps location, or any other information you would like to add) might work better. I can be contacted at thechabon ATTTTX hotmail DOTTTX com.

Iiiiaaaa (talk) 05:07, 27 April 2012 (UTC)[reply]

You certainly can use the image per the license on the page. You can just credit as "Wknight94 at Wikimedia Commons" or something along those lines. I am not picky. Wknight94 talk 01:54, 29 April 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Commons:Batch uploading/ForestWander[edit]

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Swedish royals[edit]

Hey! Can you help with this now? --SergeWoodzing (talk) 20:06, 10 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]

File:Urquhart Castle Entrance Passage sign.jpg[edit]

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Commons:Deletion requests/File:BerwickUponTweedStation-siteofcastle.jpg[edit]

At Commons:Deletion requests/File:BerwickUponTweedStation-siteofcastle.jpg File:BerwickUponTweedStation-siteofcastle.jpg was nominated for deletion and subsequently deleted.

I can't remember what this image showed though so I don't know why it fell foul of the freedom of panorama rules. Please could you describe what the image showed so I may understand. Please reply on my talk page. Thanks. Thryduulf (talk) 21:52, 9 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]

  • Ah, so it was a 2-dimensional sign. I couldn't remember that and it wasn't obvious from the image title. Thryduulf (talk) 10:49, 10 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Chapel at Savona Cathedral[edit]


Just letting you know the reason that I have removed it from the Category: built in 1536.

Although the altarpiece has the date 1536 clearly displayed, the greater part of the church wasn't commenced until 60 years later. This altarpiece is Baroque which means 1600-1700s. Stylistically it is clear it wasn't built in the early 1500s. The date must be a commemorative one. The altarpiece is dedicated to the Mater Misericordia, which probably indicates that it commemorates the town's salvation from a battle, an outbreak of plague or some other such disaster that had remained a focus in the common memory. Amandajm (talk) 13:32, 25 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]

That's fine, thank you. It's always difficult to get a date on buildings of this scale built and re-built over such long periods of time. You don't need my permission to change such things. Wknight94 talk 14:38, 25 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

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In appreciation of all the work you do. INeverCry 19:47, 27 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Why thank you. Wknight94 talk 20:08, 27 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Forestwander batch upload[edit]

Hi Wknight94, I managed to upload the first files with User:Forestwander Nature Photography upload bot. The concern is that most of them are neiter identified or geo-tagged. Please comment at Commons:Bots/Requests/Forestwander Nature Photography upload bot. Thank you. -- Rillke(q?) 18:07, 29 August 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Deleted categories[edit]


I do not know if you recall but there was a case of mass deletion (572 files ) by admin Abigor. Would you check the categories

Quahadi Añtó 17:03, 26 November 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Request to publish some of your photographs - Pantheon, Tivoli, Athens.[edit]


I am an archaeologist working in northern England and have just completed a new book entitled ‘Hadrian and his Wall’. The first part is a biography of Hadrian, and I would very much like to use some of your photographs to help illustrate this. Given that you have placed the images on Wikimedia, I hope this will be okay, and by way of thanks I would like to send you a copy of the book when it is published. If you would like a copy of the book please let me know the address I should send it to.

Your images which I would like to use are: the entrance to the Pantheon, 3 views of Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli, and your splendid view of the Temple of Olympian Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch, Athens. All will be credited as ‘Photo: Wknight94/Wikimedia’, unless you advise me otherwise.

I should add that I am new to Wikimedia and assume this is the best way to contact you as I can’t find out a way to simply send you an email – maybe I am just being a bit thick. If you could please copy any reply to the email address below that would be very much appreciated. Thanks. Once I’ve worked out how the system works I intend to upload lots of my own archaeological photos and make them freely available, when I can find the time.

Hope to hear back from you soon.

Best wishes,

Paul Frodsham.

Category:Association football national teams[edit]


As one can see you handeled the problem of listing the national teams by country here. For instance you have chosen the pattern "Austria national football team". Nevertheless, wouldn't "Austrian national football team" be gramatically correct instead of the use of the country name? Regards, High Contrast (talk) 16:31, 8 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Incorrect delete of a file[edit]

This file: was deleted because it was created by, but 20minutos company licenses its content under a CC BY/SA license ( Also, 20minutos says that photo was shooted by them as you can see "Foto: 20MINUTOS.ES" in --Marcosgdf (talk) 23:33, 11 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Notification about possible deletion[edit]

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Yours sincerely, Raoli ✉ (talk) 02:23, 9 February 2013 (UTC)[reply]

a heads-up[edit]

In 2011 you participated in Commons:Administrators/Requests/Jcb_(de-adminship 2). That discussion ended with User:Jcb losing his administrator privileges.

This note is to inform you that User:Odder proposed Jcb have unconconditional access to administrator privileges restored.

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Cheers Geo Swan (talk) 23:37, 14 May 2013 (UTC)[reply]

De-adminship warning[edit]

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Your wikicommon[edit]

Hi, just dropped by to inform you that I've slightly modified your photo and used here. cheers.--Mariano potiblo (talk) 09:56, 8 March 2014 (UTC)[reply]

File:Belfast mural 7.jpg[edit]

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George Ho (talk) 05:14, 14 September 2016 (UTC)[reply]

permission to use photo[edit]


Canadian author Lillian Conti would like to include your photo, “File:Baby Bald Eagle in nest (cropped).jpg” in her forthcoming book. We’d like to request your written permission via email to do so. Please send permission to me at indicating how you would like credit to be given for the photo.

With thanks and best wishes, Dario Cusmano. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:16, 30 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]


Hi Wknight94

I'd like to use your image for an educational animation. However I cannot provide attribution as it is an online resource. Would you allow me to use it anyway? Please let me know: This is the image in question:

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Yours sincerely, M.nelson (talk) 14:26, 28 March 2021 (UTC)[reply]


Category discussion warning

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