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User talk:Ellin Beltz

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I do my best to avoid mistakes when doing deletions.
If your image was deleted, and you'd like more info on why, or you feel the deletion was a mistake, go ahead and ask me about it. I'm sure we can get the problem solved through calm and respectful communication. Make sure you link or at least tell me the name of the file/s in question.
For fellow admins, if you see a mistake I've made, please feel free to reverse my action if you think it's the right thing to do. You don't have to ask me first, but a note informing me of the fix so I can try not to repeat the mistake would be appreciated. If you're not sure, questions are welcome.
For undeletions, please post a request at COM:UNDEL. My concerns pertain to the monitoring and recording of these undeletions, and to possible overwork of admins like myself who're highly active in closing deletion requests and doing speedy deletions. What happens if I lose my internet connection or am unable to edit for a week or even a month or longer? At UNDEL this won't be a problem as more than one admin would know about the undeletions and/or be involved. Also, I spend a considerable amount of time on deletions as it is, and I only have so much of my time to contribute. Thanks for your understanding.--
Thank you to @User:INeverCry for the foregoing beautiful phrasing (minor edits mine).

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November 2014Edit

Map copyvioEdit

Sorry to trouble you. I noticed a deletion of File:Corvus_orru_map.jpg. This image has been around for years and was used as an example on the English Bird project page and therefore thought to have been created on and for Wikipedia. It would be useful to know where this was copied from and who uploaded it, if it was a violation. I am only interested in the source, the map itself is fairly trivial to recreate in better formats like SVG. Shyamal (talk) 04:12, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Hiya Shyamal:
The day the image was deleted the entire file data read
== {{int:filedesc}} == {{Information |Description = |Source = |Date = |Author = {{User at project|Steve_nova|wikipedia|en}} |Permission = |other_versions = }} == {{int:license-header}} == {{GFDL-user-w|1=en|3=Steve_nova|migration=relicense}} [[Category:Corvidae distribution maps]] [[Category:Corvus orru]]
As you can see, there is no source, which was the reason for the deletion. There is supposed to be something after all those equals signs, unless it is below the int:license-header as license or categories. I found a couple of good sources just by looking up "Corvus orru map". Thank you for your inquiry if there's anything more I can do, please don't hesitate to ask? Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 15:28, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
It appears that User:Steve_nova was active from 2004-2008 on the where that image was uploaded in 2004 - a time when Commons did not exist. The image was then copied to Wikimedia Commons (and the image on the was deleted), and the copy should I think have been marked as self-made by User:Steve_nova - it seems to me that there may have been some vandalism resulting in the bad metadata. In any case I believe there was a year cutoff before which Commons permissions are meant to be examined differently from fresh uploads. As far as I can tell that image was original work of the author and there are no copies of it on the Internet from an earlier date that it was a copy of. Shyamal (talk) 16:48, 16 November 2014 (UTC)

Deletion requestsEdit

Hi Ellin, you may have a quick look at Files uploaded by Thangam Book and Files uploaded by Runsiva. --AntonTalk 07:18, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

And Files uploaded by Malaysiana85 too. --AntonTalk 11:21, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
Hi Anton: Good catches, likely they'll all be deleted, I took out the one obvious copyvio from Google maps! Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 20:56, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Deletion request of File:Left-Capt-DEH-(London-Feb1919) Right-FSLT-DEH-(Coudekerque-FR-1916).jpgEdit

I uploaded the image file File:Left-Capt-DEH-(London-Feb1919) Right-FSLT-DEH-(Coudekerque-FR-1916).jpg solely as a visual aide to the proposed article I submitted. However, the article has been rejected at this time, so it only makes sense to delete the image also, although at this point, I do intend to edit the proposed article and resubmit it. The Harkness family, of which I am a member, owns the two photos which comprise that image. The image was photographed by my long since deceased grandfather during WWI. JTHarkness (talk) 21:49, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Greetings JTHarkness : It was nominated because of your claim of own work for photos obviously too old. Did you reply to the nomination on it's discussion page? If not please click Commons:Deletion requests/File:Left-Capt-DEH-(London-Feb1919) Right-FSLT-DEH-(Coudekerque-FR-1916).jpg and put what you wrote above in that spot. Nothing left as message here is cogent on the deletion discussions. Do you know your Grandfather's birth and death dates? Based on those dates, I would consider withdrawing the nomination, but if so I would like you to upload the two pictures separately and not linked together. Cheers. Ellin Beltz (talk) 18:43, 22 November 2014 (UTC)


Könntest Du mir mal bitte sagen, warum Du meine Grafik (open-closed) gelöscht hast?- war schon im Oktober da hatten noch andere Leute in meinem Beitrag (Bewegungskontrolle) rumgepfuscht. Da hatte ich viel zu tun das alles wieder in Ordnung zu bringen. - Ich kann die Datei deswegen jetzt nicht neu laden. Deswegen bitte ich Dich DRINGEND!! das in Ordnung zu bringen. Du hast kein Recht EINFACH SO eine Datei zu löschen, ohne dem Autor zu sagen, warum und ihm eine Chance zu geben, seine Wahl, sie einzustellen, zu begründen. Hast Du eigentlich eine Vorstellung, wie viel Zeit es mich gekostet hat, dies alles herauszufinden? - und sie - eei Datei - ist ja noch nicht wieder im Text - Den Add Topic Button habe ich nicht gefunden --Jakarandatree (talk) 17:00, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Google translate hello

Could you please tell me times, why have you deleted my graphics (open-closed) - Beginning in October because other people had in my post (motion control) rumgepfuscht. Since I had a lot to do anything to bring back in order. - I can see the file so now do not reload. So I ask you URGENT !! the put in order. You have no right JUST SO delete a file without telling the author, why, and to give him a chance, his choice to hire them, justified. Do you have any idea how much time it took me to figure this out anything? - And - eei file - is not yet back in the text - the Add Topic Button I have not found --Jakarandatree (talk) 17:00, 22 November 2014

Hello Jakarandatree: You seem to be confused.
  • Any image placed for "speedy", "no permissions" or "no source" would also have generated a notice on your page; there are no additional notices.
  • At your user talk page Jakarandatree, there is a notification of proposed deletions sent you by User:Leyo.
  • Those files were deleted by User:INeverCry 00:45, 12 February 2013 (UTC).
  • As I am not aware of my involvement with the above transactions, I do not understand why you are leaving an upset message on my talk page over eighteen months after your files were deleted?
  • As far as I know - or the system records - I have not been involved with any recent transactions with you.
  • Why are you leaving a confusing and upset message on the talk page of someone who did not nominate or delete your files?
  • Please advise which images, by name of file, you would like assistance?

Ellin Beltz (talk) 18:40, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Google translate : Hallo Jakarandatree: Sie scheinen zu verwechseln.
  • Jedes Bild für angebracht "schnelle", "keine Berechtigungen" oder "keine Quelle" wäre auch eine Nachricht auf Ihrer Seite generiert; es gibt keine zusätzlichen Hinweise.
  • Zu Ihrer Benutzer-Diskussionsseite Jakarandatree, gibt es eine Meldung der vorgeschlagenen Streichungen gesendet Sie von User: Leyo.
  • Diese Dateien wurden von gelöscht User: INeverCry 0.45, 12. Februar 2013 (UTC).
  • Wie ich bin mir nicht bewusst mein Engagement mit den oben genannten Transaktionen, weiß ich nicht, warum verlassen Sie für eine Überraschung Nachricht auf meiner Diskussionsseite über achtzehn Monate nach Ihrer Dateien gelöscht wurden?
  • Soweit ich weiß - oder zeichnet das System - Ich habe nicht mit der jüngsten Transaktionen mit Ihnen beteiligt.
  • Warum möchten Sie starten eine verwirrende und verärgert Nachricht auf der Diskussionsseite von jemandem, der nicht zu nominieren hat oder löschen Sie Ihre Dateien?
  • Bitte geben Sie die Bilder, von Name der Datei, möchten Sie Unterstützung?