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An idea create a Video challengeEdit


There is a "Photo challenge" ([1]). You could create a "Video challenge".

In few years, on FMA website (archived page here and actually page visible here), there was a video contest aimed, in particular, at promoting the public domain and works under free license.

Question : couldn't we do a similar thing on Wikimedia Commons ? A Video challenge ? It would be great I think in terms of the attractiveness of the site.


French translationEdit

Bonjour à tous.

Il y a quelques années, sur le site web FMA (page archivée ici et page actuelle visible ici), il y a eu un concours vidéo ayant pour but, notamment, de valoriser le domaine public et les oeuvres sous licence libre.

Question : ne pourrait-on pas faire une chose similaire sur WikiCommons ? Ce serait super je pense au niveau de l'attractivité du site.


--ComputerHotline (talk) 17:24, 23 May 2020 (UTC)


Could an administrator please take a look at this user's actions today. They seem to be wanting to get their uploads deleted but have made a mess of the deletion requests and the file summary pages. FredWalsh (talk) 19:08, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

All files restored, and all requests closed, because Creative Commons licenses cannot be revoked. Nyttend (talk) 12:02, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, User:Nyttend. FredWalsh (talk) 15:01, 25 May 2020 (UTC)


Hi administrators, hope this is the right place to ask this: This file has the Google logo on all of the pages in the PDF, do they take up less than 10% of the file, should I nominate it for deletion? --Red-back spider (talk) 08:22, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

Hi Red-back spider. No, because Google logo is too simple to be protected by the copyright law. Please see COM:TOO. 4nn1l2 (talk) 02:21, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Wrong titleEdit

Please move Category:Ridvan Öncel back to Category:Rıdvan Öncel. (See here and also file names). BTW why cannot I do this simple operation myself? Should I work another decade for Commons? :) --E4024 (talk) 00:40, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

✓ Done Let me have the honour to start your RfA, my friend, and then you will be able to do such moves yourself. 4nn1l2 (talk) 02:14, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
Thanks a lot!. I prefer to create problems rather than trying hard to solve them. :) Maybe I could use a tool to rename things so as not to give much trouble to anybody but alas... --E4024 (talk) 02:21, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
@E4024: Cat renames can always be requested at User talk:CommonsDelinker/commands; an admin then reviews them, same as coming here but more specific to the task. - Jmabel ! talk 16:49, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Blacklist Flickr account 139013184@N06 (Yair Cohen)Edit

For high-tech Flickrwashing involving watermark and EXIF manipulation. An example will be File:Viatura da GNR.jpg (originally found here.)廣九直通車 (talk) 05:39, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Also nominated everything Yaircohen90 uploads from the account for deletion: See Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Yaircohen90.廣九直通車 (talk) 06:00, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
✓ Done. I added Yair Cohen into bad Flickr users list. Taivo (talk) 07:13, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Image displaying issueEdit

I recently uploaded a new version of a file, but it is incorrectly displayed on a page in the history block. Black background instead of some parts of the SVG file. To create the file, I used CorelDraw 2020 ( x64. What should I do? Need instruction or help from experienced project participants. file:RU COA Lunin.svg — Preceding unsigned comment added by Legalwizard 2018 (talk • contribs) 06:30, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

User:Qiushufang's files in DREdit

Today I stumbled upon this user User:Qiushufang. Many files were DR-ed by User:Gun Powder Ma for vague rationales even though the problems are not serious enough for DR. The worse thing is, Gun Powder Ma opened separate DRs for each file, making closure painstaking.

I'll go through the currently open ones and write down the ones to close. Could admins please help?

First off, all files in Category:Binglu should be kept because they are illustrations from 1606 book zh:兵錄. The book title Binglu is in the file titles, the wikitext (the cat) and visible in the images! There's absolutely no reason to DR this batch in the first place.

special:search/deepcat:"Binglu" delete published before 1700. 6 files.--Roy17 (talk) 14:17, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

  1. All the illustrations from Category:Soldiers of Ming such as File:Breakoutc.jpg are from 守圉全書, published before 1700. special:search/deepcat:"Soldiers of Ming" delete ~30 files.
  2. special:search/deepcat:"Wujing Zongyao" delete in 1044. 12 files.
  3. special:search/deepcat:"Wubei Yaolue" delete before 1700. 6 files.
  4. special:search/deepcat:"Wubei Zhi" delete in 1621. 15 files.

I just finished going thru all the DRs. You have a gadget that can close one request by a few clicks. I would have to edit two pages by hand. :/ Could you please keep all of the aforementioned ones?--Roy17 (talk) 22:52, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

I used the "Nominate for deletion" button to the left that is there; I only later realized that there are, apparently, extra tools that could mark images batchwise. But the structure is straightforward, I gave three different rationales for deletion:
In all those cases where User:Qiushufang named himself as "the author", he makes a claim on the authorship. This means that if he had, say, uploaded File:Mona Lisa.jpg, Commons would credit Qiushufang with the world's most famous painting, not Leonardo da Vinci....! If this is not considered a very serious problem by Commons, then perhaps Commons is not serious enough at all about licensing, but as it is it is very clear about the specifications needed: "This field should not be used to specify the name of the person who is the scanner, finder, or uploader of the image – these things do not make that person the author." Gun Powder Ma (talk) 08:08, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
That may be the case, but it is a problem that can be solved by simply editing the file description. There is no need to nominate images of an obviously out-of-copyright book for deletion if there are deficiencies in its file description. -- King of ♥ 13:23, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

How to mark TimedText for deletionEdit

Adding templates in TimedText namespace is not possible. How should they become marked for deletion if they are nonsense because a video has no audio. Just with requesting it here or on the Talk page, what creates an additional page to become deleted. This time the page affected is --GPSLeo (talk) 15:55, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

The same as the other pages. The notice may not be displayed correctly, but the page is added to Category:Other speedy deletions and admins will act on it. 4nn1l2 (talk) 16:07, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
Ah, good to know. Thanks --GPSLeo (talk) 20:16, 27 May 2020 (UTC)