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Liam MulhallEdit

It seems Mullbot82 (talk · contribs) (already blocked) Mulman82 (talk · contribs) and Factsguy82 (talk · contribs) are dedicated accounts to the uploading of unlicensed pictures of the same person.--QTHCCAN (talk) 17:10, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

User:NairobiPapelEdit

Likes to upload copyrighted books (!) and to create deletion requests against "porn" and "nudity". -- Tuválkin 22:26, 23 October 2020 (UTC)

  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Strongly oppose any action against this user. With only two deletion requests on his talk page, he cannot be considered a "persistent violator". In addition: while commons is not censored, there is no rule against placing deletion requests on nude or pornographic out of scope images. AshFriday (talk) 00:53, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Strange bedfellows, AshFriday… -- Tuválkin 17:36, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Serial, serious, copyright violations. There's no accident in the upload of these copyright works, or making false copyright claims of own work. Anyone examining File:LearningWebDesign.pdf must draw the same conclusions.
Uploads need to be blitzed and account blocked, this is vandalism. -- (talk) 13:41, 24 October 2020 (UTC)
  • As per I have trawled through their uploads and tagged them as appropriate with extra guidance as needed. The explicit copyvios have now been deleted by an Admin. One file has seven days to properly prove copyright status. Four others appear to be released under CC-BY-SA so I have not problem-tagged them as yet, but have instead given an advisory to go back to properly source, as all claimed as "own work", so no attribution. I have given the first stage copyvio warning. (Their first three files appear to be genuine own work so not all bad). Thanks. Crep1711 (talk) 17:33, 25 October 2020 (UTC)
  • Let's underline the fact that these are deliberate, hard to verify, false copyright claims being made on multiple files. This account should be blocked, rather than treated like a trusted contributor.
Checking File:CSSNotes.pdf, not only did they make deliberate false claims of own work, but these were encoded into multiple elements of structured data. Fixing these false copyright statements means multiple edits by others, wasting everyone's time, even if the object might be a "free" work. This example has now been tagged as a copyvio due to the copyrighted images embedded inside the book.
Again, these uploads should be blitzed, this uploading account has an obvious track record of uploading copyright violations and deliberately obscuring this fact with claims of own work.
Also worth examining are unexplained reversions of works by others, and the unexplained removal of valid categories. Examples diff diff.
  • Checking File:Learning-CSS.pdf shows the identical copyright problems as CSSNotes. The own work claims were deliberately misleading, and on deeper examination, the work itself cannot be hosted on this project. -- (talk) 18:34, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

User:C.SuthornEdit

C.Suthorn (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information) Uses the the COM:CAPTIONS of every uploaded file for personal declaration of the own opinion on this software feature. I requested to stop this in June and last week, but did not got any reply. --GPSLeo (talk) 08:08, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

I directed the user to see COM:USER#Regarding licenses in this edit 13:55, 17 October 2020 (UTC)‎, but they keep transcluding User:C.Suthorn/license-template for licensing (23,258 times already) in violation of that guideline, for instance this latest upload 16:20, 23 October 2020 (UTC).   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 17:26, 24 October 2020 (UTC)

I am not overly concerned about the license template, as it's an unfortunately common practice. However, I do think that C.Suthorn's use of captions (1 2 3 4 5 6...) rises to the level of tendentious editing and disrupting Commons to prove a point. I understand that C.Suthorn is not a fan of the captions feature, but the proper response to disliking a feature is to just not use it. Adding bogus captions only makes it more difficult for those who do wish to use the feature to do so. @C.Suthorn: please stop adding useless captions to file description pages. If you continue to do so, I will block you from editing. --AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 17:26, 28 October 2020 (UTC)

About User:Rafic.MufidEdit

The user was banned because for abusing the puppet, and most of the files he uploaded were requested for deleted. But many requests are still open, and some files that should have been requested for deletion are still in a normal state. I hope a sysop can handle it. 轻语者 (talk) 14:33, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

17jugiEdit

This seems to be some well meaning, if unrequested advice, but a user’s Commons talk page is hardly the place. -- Tuválkin 18:10, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

✓ Done. --Túrelio (talk) 20:14, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

Only uploading copyright imagesEdit

Please have a look at notices of User talk:Avh143. Currently its 15+ images violations committed and still continuing. The author is continuing even being notified several times. ~ Amkgp 💬 18:13, 25 October 2020 (UTC)

✓ Done. I warned the user (was not warned in the past) and nominated one more upload for regular deletion. Taivo (talk) 06:26, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Ferrari Roma imageEdit

I'm having problems trying to not get the Ferrari Roma image taken by my friend deleted. I tried emailing the users involved with the report to no respond. I know it only been 4 days but I don't want the image to end up being deleted after 30 days despite the fact I have solid proof that. I tried to get my friend to email the OTRS to prove he gave permission only to be turned down due to a number of problems. Unlike most OTRS cases, the Roma image isn't from a website but instead from a Discord server I run and gave me permission to upload it. --Vauxford (talk) 18:09, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Ferrari Roma image

Pinging @Coffee as Agent for Ticket:2020101910016687.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 20:39, 26 October 2020 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: Pardon me, I had been off OTRS/wiki for a couple days. I'll check on that now. Coffee // have a cup // 23:39, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

User constantly uploads copyrighted imagesEdit

User:Leonard velas constantly uploads copyrighted images taken from ecured.cu. His talk page is full of notices about these images, they get deleted and he uploads the exact same pictures again and again. He's been blocked in the past but his behavior hasn't changed.--Freddy eduardo (talk) 16:17, 28 October 2020 (UTC)