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Humoyun Umaraliyev

Humoyun Umaraliyev (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploads · Abuse filter log was previously blocked for uploading non-free PDFs of scientific papers (see this report). The user has continued to do so after the block; there are currently over 150 PDFs uploaded. A review of their contributions is needed. Thanks! – FlyingAce (talk) 17:24, 4 August 2022 (UTC)

  Done. One month block and I deleted all uploads as copyvios. Taivo (talk) 12:34, 5 August 2022 (UTC)
@Taivo: I still see the user's uploads, do I need to create a deletion nomination for them? Thanks! – FlyingAce (talk) 21:49, 5 August 2022 (UTC)
My mistake. Mass deletion did not delete all the files and I did not check it! I must delete them all one by one. Taivo (talk) 14:09, 10 August 2022 (UTC)

Please Semi-Protect File:Google Play 2022 icon.svg

There's persistent vandalism on File:Google Play 2022 icon.svg. Please Semi-Protect it if recommended. --Megamanfan3 (talk) 08:46, 8 August 2022 (UTC)

  Done. One month semi-protection. Taivo (talk) 12:49, 10 August 2022 (UTC)

102.23.96.0/22

  — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:08, 8 August 2022 (UTC)

  Done. 3 days block. Taivo (talk) 12:47, 10 August 2022 (UTC)
@Taivo: Thanks!   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:23, 10 August 2022 (UTC)

Block evasion and legal threat by Hopeful2014

Long-term abuse both here and on English Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/Hopeful2014/Archive). User is applying the same kind of edits as past Commons socks, changing the location of east London articles in and around Bethnal Green to match their personal (and often inconsistent) idea of the area, by altering categories and requesting files be renamed.

Their first edit was requesting that File:Florist, Bethnal Green, E2 (2788328569).jpg be renamed to File:Florist, Globe Town, E2 (2788328569).jpg, a request that past sock Laytar1 (talk · contribs) made in 2020 (and which was reverted after they were blocked). Lord Belbury (talk) 18:37, 10 August 2022 (UTC)

Their reaction to being notified of this discussion was to delete it. --Lord Belbury (talk) 18:40, 10 August 2022 (UTC)
And then a silly legal threat, which I guess is a straight automatic block. --Lord Belbury (talk) 18:47, 10 August 2022 (UTC)
  Done Blocked for a week, pending further investigation. Which account is the master? Yann (talk) 18:58, 10 August 2022 (UTC)
Hopeful2014 (talk · contribs) was picked as the oldest detected master account on English Wikipedia, an account that also exists here. Globetowner1 (talk · contribs) and Laytar1 (talk · contribs) are behaviourally similar here for reference. --Lord Belbury (talk) 19:03, 10 August 2022 (UTC)
  Done Reblocked indef. after checking the report on enwp. Yann (talk) 19:08, 10 August 2022 (UTC)
@Yann: Thanks. Can I request a quick rollback on their edits, if Commons policy is the same as enwiki's that "presumption in ambiguous cases should be to revert" when someone deliberately makes edits while evading a block? (I don't have rollback rights myself over here.) --Lord Belbury (talk) 19:15, 10 August 2022 (UTC)
@Lord Belbury: All   Done, except the last edit (if it is to be believed). Yann made you a permanent rollbacker here.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 20:04, 10 August 2022 (UTC)

CartoonNetworkUS

Inappropriate username, either promotional or (more likely) impersonation since their uploads have included various bank and pub logos. Lord Belbury (talk) 19:02, 10 August 2022 (UTC)

  Done. The user is warned, multiple uploads are nominated for deletion. In English Wikipedia, the user is blocked for sockpuppetry. Taivo (talk) 11:35, 11 August 2022 (UTC)

File:Flag-map of Russia.svg

added crimea John emil hernandez (talk) 09:14, 11 August 2022 (UTC)

In a 2015 edit war.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 10:53, 11 August 2022 (UTC)
  Not done. Only one edit since 2015. Taivo (talk) 11:37, 11 August 2022 (UTC)
edit war John emil hernandez (talk) 05:44, 14 August 2022 (UTC)

AHeistwithEgeSamil and socks

Requesting these enwiki sockpuppet blocks (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sockpuppet_investigations/AHeistwithEgeSamil/Archive) be echoed at Commons, with AHeistwithEgeSamil again as the master. The master and a couple of socks have been continuing to upload overlooked hoax logos to Commons after being blocked at enwiki. Lord Belbury (talk) 13:53, 11 August 2022 (UTC)

  Done All blocked and tagged, except Michaelkorner724 which is not registered on Commons. Yann (talk) 14:05, 11 August 2022 (UTC)

Request for page semi-protection for User talk:わたらせみずほ

Please semi-protect User talk:わたらせみずほ due to excessive vandalism by cross-wiki long term abuse w:ja:LTA:IKE sock since last month. He is one of the main target of vandalism by IKE on jawiki. --郊外生活Kogaiseikatsu (talk,contribs) 17:18, 12 August 2022 (UTC)

  Done for one year. Yann (talk) 18:19, 12 August 2022 (UTC)

COI, blatant promotion

Dueproducoesmkt (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploads · Abuse filter log has used its discussion page to promote a project from Due Produçoes and also uploaded an image for the same purpose --MexTDT (talk) 20:31, 12 August 2022 (UTC)

  Done User warned, file deleted, text removed. Yann (talk) 20:45, 12 August 2022 (UTC)

Another COI with outbursts

Camaroperu (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploads · Abuse filter log. He has confessed that he works for Imagia Films, producers and owners of the images the user's been uploading recently.

Hola Miguel Alan yo trabajo en IMAGIA FILMS y somos propietarios de la pelicula LA PASION DE JAVIER  y la foto es un afiche oficial de la pelicula. no hay ningun problema con los derechos de autor.

::Hi, Miguel Alan. I work at IMAGIA FILMS and we are the owners of the movie, LA PASION DE JAVIER, the image is an official poster for the film. There's no problem with copyright.[1]

Antes de Borrar averigua bien si esa foto pertenece a esa pelicula..!!!!! yo trabajo en la Productora de la Pelicula la foto es nuestra..!!!! estoy cansado de que borres la información.

::Before deleting, make sure if that image belongs to that movie. I work at the company that's the producer of the movie, the image is ours!!!! I'm sick of you deleting the info!!!![2]

MexTDT (talk) 07:56, 13 August 2022 (UTC)

  Not done Already warned, nothing to do at this point. Yann (talk) 08:04, 14 August 2022 (UTC)

Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/Blocks and protections

After 4 vandalistic edits in the past 19 hours, is it time to consider semi-protecting this page?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 23:16, 14 August 2022 (UTC)

I completely agree that this page has been heavily vandalized these past few days. -- Leonaardog (talk) 14:57, 15 August 2022 (UTC)
  Done Yann (talk) 16:45, 15 August 2022 (UTC)

Mammadly

Continuing copyvios after two blocks, no attempts to communicate. Lord Belbury (talk) 14:53, 15 August 2022 (UTC)

  Done Blocked by EugeneZelenko. Yann (talk) 16:45, 15 August 2022 (UTC)

Spammers

These four accounts are clearly socks of each other, spamming links to the same websites today. Marbletan (talk) 18:21, 15 August 2022 (UTC)

  Done All blocked. A request for checkuser would be useful. Could you do it? Yann (talk) 19:04, 15 August 2022 (UTC)
Already done, Commons:Requests for checkuser/Case/Minefa4760. I should have mentioned it here. Thanks, Marbletan (talk) 19:14, 15 August 2022 (UTC)

Warned and eswiki banned user keeps violating rules

This confessed user with a corporate mandate to edit and mantain (i.e.: promoting) articles in Wikipedia[3], keeps uploading promotional material to Commons[4], even adding spam multiple times.[5] [6]--MexTDT (talk) 19:13, 15 August 2022 (UTC)
  Done Blocked for a week, all files deleted. Yann (talk) 19:22, 15 August 2022 (UTC)

User:MrMemer223

This user has persistently added copyright violations to Wikimedia Commons since January 2021. The user has previously been blocked for one in April 2022 for uploading unfree files. After the block expired, the user continued to upload unfree files and was subsequently blocked for one month beginning in June 2022. In the month since their block has expired, the user has continued to upload copyright-violating screenshots of unfree videos, such as File:Darren Bailey in 2021.png and File:Nick Fuentes 2022.png. — Red-tailed hawk (nest) 21:37, 15 August 2022 (UTC)