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Can't link categoriesEdit

I created a category Category:Rafael Caro Quintero. I was going to link to his Wikipedia article but the "Add links" button doesn't show up on my sidebar. The "Edit links" button does for categories/pages that already have links to other places. Kingofthedead (talk) 06:58, 15 May 2020 (UTC)

  • @Kingofthedead: You need to go to the Wikipedia article and navigate from that to the existing Wikidata item. Then add this via Wikidata. I'll try to do that on your behalf in this case, but if you create categories at all often, you'll probably want to learn your way around that. - Jmabel ! talk 14:36, 15 May 2020 (UTC)
    • @Jmabel: I used to be able to link the Wikipedia article directly from the Commons category. There was an "Add links" option. Kingofthedead (talk) 05:33, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
      • @Kingofthedead: Yes, before Wikidata that is how it worked. And it might have been easier to create the links, but the result was a bit of a mess, with a lot of missing links and some that were contradictory (A links to B, B links to C, A & C are on the same wiki). - Jmabel ! talk 15:23, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
        • @Jmabel: No, a couple weeks ago I was able to do it. Wikidata had been up and running for a long time by then. Kingofthedead (talk) 22:34, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
          • Technically, you can add [[en:Rafael Caro Quintero]] on the commons category page, and it will link to en:Rafael Caro Quintero. But it is not the recommended way to do it. It doesn't create a link back, and it doesn't connect to Wikidata or to any Wikipedia other than English. Unless you are just saying you want a link in the visible text description of the category (if any), in which case the best way to do that is to write {{en|Whatever you want to say…{{w|Rafael Caro Quintero}} … etc.}}. - Jmabel ! talk
            • I'm just wondering why the add link option got removed from the sidebar. because it still did work for me up until a couple weeks ago, linking to Wikidata and everything. Kingofthedead (talk) 20:06, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
              • @Jmabel: If you don't know anything about this yourself would you know anyone who would? Kingofthedead (talk) 00:56, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
                • @Kingofthedead: The method I described will work. I know nothing about the button. The Phabricator task I've linked appears to be about this; if you want to track the progress of this, you can sign on there. - Jmabel ! talk 02:27, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

why cant i upload a graph i generated with the help oF A websiteEdit

why cant i upload a graph i generated with the help oF A website — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sanjunixon (talk • contribs) 10:31, 23 May 2020 (UTC)

  • @Sanjunixon: What exactly went wrong? Without knowing that, no one can help you. - Jmabel ! talk 15:56, 23 May 2020 (UTC) and Red-back spider (talk) 06:06, 25 May 2020 (UTC) who added the ping template

/* Biodiversity park */Edit

some photos are uploaded with file names wrongly mentioned . how to correct it pl. let me know — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bmantha (talk • contribs) 01:32, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

  • @Bmantha: If there is any likelihood of controversy about the rename, and if the uploader is still active on Commons, you should typically start by notifying the uploader on their user talk page and discussing this.
  • Typically, you should fix the description before requesting a file rename.
  • If you believe the changes should be uncontroversial, or if you've already had the required discussions, you can use {{Rename}}.
Jmabel ! talk 17:08, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

File not behaving: Why can't I get it to animate?Edit

I am trying to provide the best quality version of this file that will still animate on Wikipedia pages:

Why won't any of the newer versions I have attempted animate? As of right now, if I scroll down on the file history, only the original (poor color) image is animated. Why can't I get any of the other images to animate? I would like to keep the highest quality color-corrected version of the image, but have a preview version that shows on Wiki pages that will show the animation. Thank you for any help Ikjbagl (talk) 03:14, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

@Ikjbagl: It is a too high resolution GIF image like your one so it will not be animated as it says "Note: Due to technical limitations, thumbnails of high resolution GIF images such as this one will not be animated.". Do you want to make it animated but smaller and poorly colored? Also it is not your problem,[1][2][3] Wikimedia Commons has technical limitations for media/pictures. --Red-back spider (talk) 09:34, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

Reference description: Your uploaded files are animated (there still moving), but Wikimedia Commons can't display them.

Can't move userpages with Cat-a-lotEdit

Commons:Categories for discussion/2018/05/Category:Globally locked commons users was just closed as keep a few hours ago, but because everyone agreed that it had a capitalisation error, I've moved the category to Category:Globally locked Commons users. I then attempted to used Cat-a-lot to move the contents (52 userspace pages, nothing else) from "commons" to "Commons", but for some reason only 1 of the 52 pages was moved. Any idea what happened? (The 1 page was User talk:, while the 51 pages were all User:, if that matters.) My first thought was that this category was transcluded by a template, but when I picked User:Blackmagicvashikaranspecialist at random, I saw that the category call appears directly on the userpage. (Also, I'm an admin, so whether or not these userpages are protected shouldn't affect me.) Finally, I re-tried moving the 51 pages, and just like before I saw that all 51 pages got the normal coloured highlight and Cat-a-lot says "51 files selected" just above "Check over-categorization", but when I ordered the move, I got an error message from Chrome: says

No file is selected

This is identical to the message that I get when zero pages of any sort are selected and I tell it to move something. Finally, note that "Allow categorising pages (including categories) that are not files" is ticked in my preferences; if it weren't, presumably the User talk: wouldn't have gotten moved either. Nyttend (talk) 12:15, 25 May 2020 (UTC)
  • @Nyttend: I never use Cat-a-lot so I can't tell you about the shortcoming there, but you're an admin, so you can request the move at User:CommonsDelinker/commands. Presumably that should work. - Jmabel ! talk 17:11, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

uploaded videoEdit

Hello I have uploaded a video for the first time but I don't know how to change the License. I am not familiar with informatics at all. Can you, please, help me ? It's now on the public domain but I want it to be under a CC BY-SA 4.0 License. Thanks in advance — Preceding unsigned comment added by DJAMS79 (talk • contribs) 12:46, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

@DJAMS79: Hi, and welcome. Who is the copyright holder? What license did they give on Vimeo?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:58, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

@Jeff G.: Thanks. It is said that I have 7 days to change the license but I don't know how to do it. It is said that it will be released under a public domain license if I don't change it within this 7 days. I made this video so I can decide how to use it and I would like it to be licensed under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license. DJAMS79 (talk) 21:11, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

@DJAMS79: I presume this is about File:Vidéo ET2.webm; if I'm wrong, then please let me know what file it is actually about. The license tag you need to add is {{Cc-by-sa 4.0}}.
It is possible that someone will ask you to send confirmation to COM:OTRS that shows that the Vimeo account in question is, indeed, yours.
It is not immediately obvious to me how this file is in scope for Commons, could you explain? - Jmabel ! talk 23:32, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

@Jmabel: Yes my video is this one but I can't find a way to change the license tag. I can't find the text to modify it. It seems like my video has already been released and I can't change it anymore. Can you please guide me step by step to go back to it and change this. I should delete it if I can't find a solution. It will be too bad for the community DJAMS79 (talk) 09:55, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

  • @DJAMS79: As I said, "The license tag you need to add is {{Cc-by-sa 4.0}}." You edit that template into the page just like any other edit that adds a template. It looks like you've already done that, though, so I'm not sure what you want to be guided through. - Jmabel ! talk 14:49, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

Photos marked for deletionEdit

Hi - I can't figure out how to respond, this is my response to EugeneZelenko re: marking my photos for deletion.

EugeneZelenko, thank you for your attention to the page I'm putting up for Freedom FM Radio in Brooklyn, NY. I'm hosting a new talk show here, please tune in at this Thursday at 4PM EST. I offered to help with setting up the Wikipedia page for this very charming organization. Believe it or not, this is how things are here; the photos are of actual broadcasts and the events surrounding it. I gladly took responsibility for its usage, they are mostly from the station's website. I'd like to request that they would be kept where they are at Wikimedia Commons, since I satisfied the conditions of their publishing as stipulated at Wikimedia Commons. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yura Dashevsky (talk • contribs) 15:55, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

@Yura Dashevsky: The proper place to respond is at the bottom of Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Yura Dashevsky.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:07, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

surenos gangEdit

I want to see videos that you guys have regarding the surenos gang — Preceding unsigned comment added by Michelle Merryman (talk • contribs) 21:11, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

It seems that we don't have any such videos. There are only a few photos related to this gang on Commons. You may want to use the search function to have a look at them. De728631 (talk) 21:19, 25 May 2020 (UTC)

SVG rendering issueEdit

Standard Model of Elementary Particles and Gravity
Hi, I am having a problem with an SVG as it is rendered by the wiki engine for scaled PNGs. In all browsers the SVG is displayed correctly, only the PNGs derived by wikimedia from it, are missing elements.

The file in question is found here. It is an extension of my files here and here, which produces no such problem. Is there a known issue with the way the wikimedia/wikipedia platform is rendering SVGs? Cush (talk) 09:28, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

Johannes, this looks like a bug, right? — Speravir – 18:01, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
Either that, or some kind of incompatibility. The issue seems to exist with elements that use a color gradient. Who knows about the rendering functionality used here? Cush (talk) 21:36, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
Cush, see Help:SVG: librsvg; and there is also a section about gradients. — Speravir – 21:55, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
Ok, I fixed it. The rendering engine seems to require the usage of the deprecated xlink namespace. Someone should update the rendering mechanism. Cush (talk) 22:20, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
Cush, according to xlink:href - SVG | MDN xlink is deprecated only for SVG2, but you declared the file already in your first uploaded revision to be in version 1.1. I do not know, though, whether it had worked if you’d declared version 2. — Speravir – 00:03, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
Good point. Is there a sandbox for testing svg files? Cush (talk) 06:57, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
@Cush: href ist not a SVG-feature (at least currently), and should not have any effect of rendering, so technically rsvg is correct and chrome and firefox rendered it "wrong".
SVG1.1 ist the current standard and SVG2 ist not released, and SVG1.2/SVG2 is hardly supported at all (except browsers). rsvg does not even (fully) support SVG 1.1 (e.g. textPath in File:SVG_Test_TextAlign.svg), see Librsvg_bugs or Category:Pictures_showing_a_librsvg_bug contains almost 1000 Images. SVG2 is not cosindered as a rsvg-bug, it is considered (under SVG1.1) as a broken file, some images can be found here: Category:Images_with_SVG_2.0_features, most allready repaired (so check filehistory).
rsvg does not consider version at all, you can also write version="3.14159265" or anything you like, nobody cares (except humans).
Actually the file is (because of href) currently invalid see
  1. check if it is valid at with Doctype as SVG.
  2. You can check the file for common rsvg-errors (href ist not a rsvg-error, it is a broken file):
  3. If rendering does not succed (timeout during rendering) you can use
  4. If rendering errors occour the can be (mostly) fixed with (As in this case)
  5. You can upload images to to test your file
  6. If you want that the file is stored "forever" (Also after "deleting" it is still stored and can still be restored) and want to tickle watchlist you could use File:Test.svg

@Speravir: For this example whith href-problem you just need to use and the file is repaired. (choose any option you like, for this case I would recommend to keep all options deactived, except you want to have the file optimized)
Basically the tool uses sed -i "s/ href=\"/ xmlns:xlink=\"http:\/\/\/1999\/xlink\" xlink:href=\"/g" filename.svg see which replaces href=" with xmlns:xlink="" xlink:href=".
 — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 08:55, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
Thanks, Johannes. It’s sad that Cush did not react here despite being active in the meantime. Could you btw add the link to your tool into Help:SVG (“Before you upload”)? — Speravir – 21:55, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
… but he/she/they uploaded a newer version using xlink again, but in this way:
<use href="#tilegb" xlink:href="#tilegb" />
and adding an apparently wrong comment. And in my opinion this has a huge issues with mentioning that it is a derivative and original author, COM:OVERWRITE in the original and therefore with licensing. — Speravir – 22:09, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

Ajutor/ Help me!Edit

~Hi, I wrote my 1st article on 18 mai 2020 13:53. It is my 3rd attempt in writing and this time i tried to obey all rules but I don't know the status or if it has been accepted. i don't see any trace of it. Can you please help?

Thank you Laptaria (talk) 12:28, 26 May 2020 (UTC)


Am postat pe 18 mai 2020 13:53 un articol. Este deja a3a incercare si tot gresesc. Acum am incercat sa respect toate regulile, dar nu vad nicaieri daca articolul meu este in curs de a fi revizuit sau care este stausul sau. Cine ma poate ajuta, va rog? Multumesc! Laptaria (talk) 12:26, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

@Laptaria: Hi, and welcome. Your article appears to be at ro:Utilizator:Laptaria/teste. What is your relationship with Laptaria cu caimac?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:39, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
@Laptaria: De asemenea, întrebați acest lucru pe Wikimedia Commons, despre ceva pe Wikipedia în limba română. Ați citit? După ce ați citit asta, puteți pune mai bine întrebări la ro:Wikipedia:Cafenea. - Jmabel ! talk 14:58, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

File UploadEdit

Hi all,

when trying to upload file "172b2_Alpsee_Allgäu.jpg" the system says, that the file has already been uploaded by me; and that's true; but I cannot find it, e.g. when searching all my photos (author Heinz-Vale). What happened to it?

Kind Regards Heinz — Preceding unsigned comment added by Heinz-Vale (talk • contribs) 18:16, 26 May 2020 (UTC)

Service link: File:172b2 Alpsee Allgäu.jpg. Heinz, I get e red link, i.e. it does not exist under this name! — Speravir – 22:09, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
You don't have a lot of uploads; they are at Special:ListFiles/Heinz-Vale. You have no deleted contributions, so if it's not there, it's pretty certain you didn't upload it, at least not on this account. Are you given an option to continue despite the warning? - Jmabel ! talk 01:58, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Uses of uploadsEdit

How to use my uploads on wikipedia not on wikicommons. Nomvuselelo shandu (talk) 06:10, 27 May 2020 (UTC)— Preceding unsigned comment added by Nomvuselelo shandu (talk • contribs) 05:32, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

@Nomvuselelo shandu:Hello, you can directly use your uploads hosted on Commons on Wikipedia. Simply enter [[File:<File name>|thumb|Position (Left/Right/Center, default is right)|Description]] or [[File:<File name>|Size (Use xxxpx, where xxx is a number)|Position (Left/Right/Center, default is right)<File name>|]], though the later method is more complex. Please feel free to ask me if you have further questions, thank you.廣九直通車 (talk) 06:06, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Can I upload this image?Edit

is the image I want to upload. It says that there is no known copyright on the page. Just wanted to confirm before I made a mistake. Thanks, WBPchur (talk) 08:56, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Hi, you can upload that image as it says, "
The New Zealand Copyright Act 1994 applies to this site. It is the user’s responsibility to ascertain and comply with copyright requirements when reusing material. Auckland Libraries will attempt to ascertain the copyright status and will advise when known.
Although Auckland Libraries own the physical items in the Photographic and Map Collections, we may not always own the copyright to the images. Copyright is a right in law that permits the creator to receive a fee for any reproduction of their work for a defined period. Copyright lapses 50 years after the publication of an image, or 50 years after the death of the photographer, where the photographer is known.", and it says "No know copyright" below so it is certain you can use it. --Editor1000101 (talk) 09:48, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
@WBPchur, Editor1000101:, you also need to consider US copyright per COM:L#Interaction of US and non-US copyright law. Also, for New Zealand public domain, its life + 50 years. WBPchur, could you provide the original link, and if necessary, provide who is the author and when did the author die, regards.廣九直通車 (talk) 03:35, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

Technical error with image taken by cameraEdit

I repeatedly tried to upload images that taken by my phone camera, but it is technically unacceptable saying "error" and may takes more long time until upload process. My question is why does it failed to upload an image taken by myself 09:30, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

  • If you were not logged in from an account, you definitely cannot upload. - Jmabel ! talk 13:17, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

can I use images from other wikipedia articles eg in different languages?Edit

I am writing an article at the moment and I am struggling to find images in my own collection or in the stock image search - so I was wondering if it is within the copyrights of this page to use images from other Wikipedia pages on my own one? surely if it is in good taste and on a similar topic and on the same platform this should be ok? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vinidor1 (talk • contribs) 11:40, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

  • @Vinidor1: "Good taste" has nothing to do with it. The issue is copyright. It would be a lot easier if you would indicate a specific image or images you are talking about, because the facts may vary. - Jmabel ! talk 13:18, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

My first article - image upload issueEdit

I have just joined Wikipedia and written my first article

I have tried to upload my photo to the article (Northwood Prep School Drone Shot.jpg) but when I do that I get the following error message "Something went wrong. We could not determine whether this file is suitable for Wikimedia Commons. Please only upload photos that you took yourself with your camera, or see what else is acceptable. See the guide to make sure the file is acceptable and learn how to upload it on Wikimedia Commons."

How do I resolve this error? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hughchristensen (talk • contribs) 13:19, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

@Hughchristensen: try uploading it at Special:UploadWizard. --ghouston (talk) 07:18, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

File:IAI Arava Operators.pngEdit

IAI Arava Operators.png

Can Israel be reduced to its current borders on this map? Lebanon and the Palestinian territories are not Israel!--Sakiv (talk) 13:48, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Pinging @Pipeafcr as uploader.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:53, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
@Sakiv: post such requests on COM:GLI.--Roy17 (talk) 14:29, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

Saying error when I upload image from cameraEdit

I think this problem is so pretty. It says that when I upload an image after taking a picture of house, it delayed 1-2 minutes and couldn't fully upload an image saying "error". What is the problem? The Supermind (talk) 16:18, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

Try taking the picture, emailing it to yourself, then uploading it via you computer. Also ask this at the Village Pump/Technical section.--Red-back spider (talk) 10:19, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

Using family photosEdit

My sisters and I are the sole heirs to my parents' estate. Both my mother and father are dead. Can we use my father's photos in a Wikipedia article that we are writing? The photos depict early ski mountaineering and rock climbing activities. My father himself is pictured in some, along with others who participated in these activities. Thanks in advance for answering my question. Donna Dmbrinton (talk) 06:55, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

That should be OK. You should use the template {{Heirs-license}} in this case. --JuTa 09:58, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
@Dmbrinton: Usually, the copyright is owned by the photographer, not by the persons who have copies of the photo. Collections of family photos often include photos taken by different persons. In that context, the expression "father's photos" is unclear. So, the answer to your question depends, for each photo, on who took the photo. From what you say, you inherited the copyright on the photos for which you can tell or reasonably assume they were taken by your father or your mother. You do not own the copyright on photos taken by persons of whom you are not the heirs. -- Asclepias (talk) 12:59, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
@Dmbrinton, JuTa: Also, {{Heirs-license}} is not intended to be used directly on photos; it's sort of a meta-template for making templates. Use {{Cc-by-sa-4.0-heirs}} or one of the similar templates in Category:License_tags_for_transferred_copyright. - Jmabel ! talk 15:07, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

Deleting replaced imagesEdit

It seems like there use to be a way to request deletions from the image page. If it's there I can't remember how to do it. I don't know how many others do this but I sometimes I upload improved copies of my images making the previous ones obsolete. Also, if you submit images to the Quality Image page, people often suggest changes. It's another reason for pointless earlier copies. This results in an accumulation of useless obsolete copies of pictures that use take up storage space unnecessarily. There needs to be a way for the original uploader of an image to delete these useless files. Jim Evans (talk) 17:15, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

Licensing requires the attribution to be available forever, even if it isn't visible. So deleting things doesn't free storage space as any previous version of a file can be undeleted. All it does it reduce clutter. No bad thing, but it's not a resource issue. HTH. Rodhullandemu (talk) 17:20, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
thanks Jim Evans (talk) 17:56, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
Jim Evans, we would also discourage uploading new versions of an image under a new filename. If it's a non-controversial improvement to the image, just upload it as a new version of the original. No need to delete an old file then. -mattbuck (Talk) 18:12, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

Licensing of translated diagrams?Edit

Hello, I've made a translation of this diagram about RNA transcription. What's the correct way to license and give credit? When I upload, do I say it's my "own work" and I'm the copyright holder? The original creator used Creative Commons Attributive 3.0 Unported -- does that mean I should also use CC 3.0? (Attribution, or Attribution ShareAlike?)

In addition to translating the text, I also altered some colors and reversed the orientation of the bottom RNA strand. Thanks for your help! Gaodifan (talk) 18:13, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

Bowl with Koshari Kachina Mask. Ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi), Arizona. Ca. 1300-1400. White Mountain red ware (Four Mile Polychrome)Edit

This is mistakenly attributed to the Brooklyn Museum. It is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art I tried to edit the caption but the wrong attribution is also in the file history. I can provide the photo I have of the work and the background is exactly the same as the one shown. It is not another similar piece that is at the Brooklyn Museum. The whole display with two pieces of pottery behind is exactly the same. The picture is of the Met not the Brooklyn Museum. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Judiithdoctorj (talk • contribs) 19:05, 28 May 2020‎ (UTC)

Ping Ismoon. -- Asclepias (talk) 19:14, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
Convenience link: File:Bowl. Koshari Kachina Mask. Ancestral Pueblo Culture. Brooklyn Museum.jpg. At least I think that is the intended file. - Jmabel ! talk 01:20, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

Category:Unidentified plants (low quality)Edit

Just as an example of how subjective that notion of "low quality" can be. - Jmabel ! talk 01:24, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

Wow, is it worthwhile having a cleanout and seeing how we go about deleting these photos? I can't see that any of them will be of any encyclopedic use. Or do we just do one at a time...or..? Casliber (talk) 00:44, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

Short answer: no. Slightly longer answer: they are doing no harm, some might eventually be useful one way or another, and it is not worth anyone's time to go through them and make the decisions. - Jmabel ! talk 01:22, 29 May 2020 (UTC)


I would like to know more about life orientation and I want to do better at school. -- (talk)

@ Hi, the help desk is a forum for questions and help on how to use Wikimedia Commons, if you want to find out more about life orientation, ask about it at the Wikipedia Reference desk. Here is an explanation of life orientation. --Red-back spider (talk) 08:30, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

Adding Profile Picture to Neil Patel - Dentist PageEdit

Need to add this to this page. Can someone help? I keep getting errors, thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Themolarmechanic (talk • contribs) 06:04, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

This is not a help desk for --Red-back spider (talk) 08:38, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Earth 2020 in TaiwanEdit

Hi, My username is Chammy1111. I uploaded a photo file called 夢之太平洋海岸.jpg to ‎ Wiki Loves Earth 2020 in Taiwan. However, I do not see my picture listed on the page "今年作品列表". Why is that? Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chammy1111 (talk • contribs) 06:47, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

You might want to ask this at WikiLovesEarth's FAQ. --Red-back spider (talk) 08:36, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:ТВК-Р.jpgEdit

Hello. Please tell me what I need to do so that the photos are not deleted? Procedure.

--OlgaSuglobova (talk) 11:52, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

com:OTRS/ru. --Well-Informed Optimist (talk) 12:38, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
@OlgaSuglobova: As far as I can see, you have not provided any license. - Jmabel ! talk 15:35, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

Where to open semi-centralized questions?Edit

Besides posting on its low-traffic talk page, is there another way to ask potentially interested editors about potential issues with a photo? In this particular case, File:Dong-Dang-Vietnam-China -border-150dpi.jpg looks bizarre and potentially doctored to me, but I’m not sure and I doubt asking at its talk page will really resolve anything. Is there a general place for this kind of question, like an analogue to enwiki’s WikiProjects? I'm only aware of Commons:Centralized discussion, AN, and Village Pump here. MarkH21 (talk) 18:38, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

  • @MarkH21: Since it is not clear what kind of concern you are trying to raise, it's hard to say where you would best raise it. Provenance? Discrepancy from some other image of the same thing? Suitability for a particular Wikipedia article? Could you be clearer what question you are wanting to raise? - Jmabel ! talk 22:45, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
    • @Jmabel: I’m asking if there is any place (besides the file talk, centralized discussions, and deletion discussions) to raise concerns about the legitimacy of a photo. In this particular case, the file claims to be a historical photo of a gate, but there’s a giant face imposed on the top of the gate in the image; the photo seems likely to have been altered. MarkH21 (talk) 23:08, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
      • @MarkH21: OK, so you believe the image is unlikely. And my same question remains, but let me be more specific: do you doubt the provenance of the image (whether it really came from the 22 September 1900 edition of L'Illustration)? Or are you saying that you think L'Illustration had an inaccurate representation of the gate? Or what? Do you have some other image of the gate that does not show a face like that as part of the design? Is this a concern about Commons hosting the image or about its use in the Wikipedia articles en:Friendship Pass, id:Gerbang Persahabatan and zh:友誼關? These would lead to different venues for discussion. - Jmabel ! talk 23:59, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
        • @Jmabel: I just wanted to ask if someone knew where this photo really came from or if someone knows of another image of the gate with the face on it (which no longer exists). So I don’t know if the image came from L'Illustration or if L'Illustration had an inaccurate representation. This isn’t about the usage of the image on other sister projects, or else I would just ask there. MarkH21 (talk) 00:26, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
      • @MarkH21: If all you have is your own suspicion that something is wrong, and no evidence, all I really can suggest as a place to discuss that is en:Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Humanities. - Jmabel ! talk 00:44, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
        • @Jmabel: Alright, thanks. I really can’t imagine that the ancient gate had a giant frowny face above it, but I suspect it will take a bit of a deep digging to find another image of the gate. MarkH21 (talk) 01:02, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
          • @Jmabel: Out of curiosity, what are the other venues to which you alluded? E.g. if I specifically doubted the provenance of the photo? The only venues on Commons that I know of are deletion nominations, Commons:Centralized discussion, AN, and VP. MarkH21 (talk) 21:52, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
            @MarkH21: Open-ended research question (or failing to work out historical stuff after the other things I'm about to mention): en:Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Humanities, because it is the one place I can think of to ask for research.
            Provenance: I would start on the talk page, pinging the uploader; if I didn't get satisfaction there, I'd probably look to see if any of their other uploads looked suspicious, and whether they might have relied repeatedly on a particular source that might be doing dubious attributions.
            If I thought it came from where it said, but the French magazine had faked the image in the first place: I'd certainly start with articles about that magazine, trying to gauge its reputation. If it's reputation were solid, I'd probably consider the matter settled; if not, I'd have to think that through, not sure what I'd do next.
            If you had other images that suggested this one was faked, I'd have said at a minimum to tag it with {{Factual accuracy}}.
            And, of course, if I thought there was a problem with Wikipedia articles using a possibly fictional representation, I'd at least hit their talk pages, if not edit them myself. - Jmabel ! talk 22:03, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
@MarkH21: I understand that your question is about where to post questions, and not about starting a discussion here on the photo. Still, please allow me to comment briefly. The decoration on the small building is visible on several photographs of the same era. For example, this blog has a collection of postcards (near the middle of the page). Most photos are taken from a distance and the decoration is visible but not its details. This photo is taken closer to the building and the details of the decoration are visible. -- Asclepias (talk) 12:57, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
I would say that settles the fact of the matter pretty clearly: yes, the building did look like that. Also suggests a bunch of presumably public-domain material someone might want to upload. - Jmabel ! talk 17:27, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
@Asclepias: Wow, thanks! Very unusual decorations! MarkH21 (talk) 18:48, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

How do I find the Gallery in which all my uploads are contained?Edit

My username is Janvermont. I have seen a list of my uploads. I cannot remind them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Janvermont (talk • contribs) 21:25, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

@Janvermont: Unless you have created a category or gallery for your uploads, the only place they are collected in is "Uploads", which appears at the top right of the page between "Watchlist" and "Contributions". Once on that page, it's an easy matter to copy them into Category:Janvermont images, which I have created for you. Rodhullandemu (talk) 21:42, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
'"Uploads", which appears at the top right of the page between "Watchlist" and "Contributions"' does have a link: Special:ListFiles/Janvermont. Also, anyone logged in can see their own uploads at Special:MyUploads. - Jmabel ! talk 22:48, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
@Janvermont: Sadly, Duesentrieb's WikiSense Gallery DuesenTool script is no longer working or maintained.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:37, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

Is this pdf file eligible on Wiki Commons?Edit

Can I download this pdf document on Wiki Commons: [1]
Is it eligible? It appears in the external links in article (en) Nilakantha Dharanī.
I am currently preparing the French translation of this article. This link is not always accessible online or sometimes takes a very long time to download/ open (when connection is difficult). This is why I downloaded the pdf (27 pages) to my personal computer. As part of the future article on the French Wiki, I would like to put it on Commons, because it is an important source document for the article. Is it eligible for hosting?
Tks for your help.--Contributeur2019 (talk) 09:39, 30 May 2020 (UTC) and Contributeur2019 (talk) 14:16, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
@Contributeur2019: What can you tell us about the names and lifetimes of the original writer, image designer, and translator; and about the dates and countries of creation and publication? See also en:WP:THREAD.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:29, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
@Contributeur2019: no, because copyright of the English translation belongs to Silfong Tsun. Unless it's published in a compatible licence or copyright expire 50~100 years (depending on jurisdiction) after author's death.--Roy17 (talk) 14:29, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
@Jeff G.:+@Roy17: No other information to provide Jeff G. Roy17 answered. Tks to both of you for your reply.Contributeur2019 (talk) 15:53, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
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Best way to download a batch of filesEdit

Moved to Commons:Village pump/Technical#Best way to download a batch of files
In order to perform a machine learning study, I would like to download around 100 000 files from (around 10 Gbytes of data). However, I can't find a recommendation on the best way to do it for Wikimedia Commons servers. Should I download Wikimedia dumps (hundred of Gbytes) and parse them? or should I download all files, file-by-file leaving a 3 second sleep time between each downloaded file? Regarding HTTP requests, the former method looks better, whereas regarding the data size to be downloaded, the latter method looks better. Maybe there are also also other better methods. So I would love to have an advice from the community. Thanks!

Sudhir kumar — Preceding unsigned comment added by Spckumar24 (talk • contribs) 12:42, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

@Spckumar24: I think this request will get more attention at the "Technical" department of the Village Pump, so I have copied it over there. Please continue at Commons:Village pump/Technical#Best way to download a batch of files. De728631 (talk) 19:56, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

upload of newspapers 1929-1930Edit

Hi I am looking for a permanent home for 200 jpeg images, being extracts of Indian newspapers from 1929-1930 and of historical importance. Where is the best place to store these please? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jamie 20th C (talk • contribs) 13:16, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

@Jamie 20th C: there is an existing Category:Newspapers of India, you might want to take a look. :-) Lotje (talk) 13:25, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

Thank you Lotje, it seems Wikimedia Commons will only accept works from 1925 or before. We have to comply with US Copyright Law and Commons is enforcing a 95-year minimum for Public Domain. Is there any solution for this work that is only 90 years old? Regards Jamie Jamie 20th C (talk) 13:50, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

@Jamie 20th C: these do not seem to be from 1925 or before... but then again, the user is blocked. Wish I could be of help. Sorry. Lotje (talk) 14:01, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
Flickr Pro accounts are pretty reasonable; you could host these yourself on there for the 5 or so years until we can have them here, and then we could upload here. Or...
Would it maybe be OK to upload here, delete them until 2026, and then undelete them here? - Jmabel ! talk 17:30, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

Incorrectly saved patchEdit

In the file Sloup_Nemocnice_pod_Petrinem_6189.jpg I straightened the vertical, but I did something wrong when saving and I can't fix it. Is it possible to remove 2 incorrect versions? Thank you, --Xyzabec (talk) 13:30, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

@Xyzabec: It works for me, please see COM:FAQ#PURGE. Convenience link: File:Sloup Nemocnice pod Petrinem 6189.jpg.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:17, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
@Xyzabec: no, wrong versions dont need to be deleted. Revert it back to the version you like and it's fine.--Roy17 (talk) 14:29, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

Justine Harun-Mahdavi deleting pictures and the whole pageEdit

Dear Administration, I am the son of Justine Harun-Mahdavi, the autor of the book "Not without my man" or in German "Nicht ohne meinen Mann". These pages have been created many years ago. I have found them recently and have tried to complete them with more information as pictures of both main figures of the book, namely the autor (my mom) and her husband (my father). Now I protest again deletion of the page and the uploades pics. How can I avoid the deltion? How or who can help me with edition of new page? I´m a dentist and I´m not interested to be bothered with learning Wikipedia. I´m 53 years old and I have a fulltime job. But I´m paying money to wikipedia since many years, because I respect the efforts which are done for this encyclopedia. But beeing an editing autor for Wikipedia is a very stange thing. I really feel a bit terrorized by some people like Jeff G. and Co. . Best regards, --Sasan Harun-Mahdavi (talk) 15:35, 30 May 2020 (UTC) Sasan

I am trying to protect the projects, the copyright holders, and the reusers. See also Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Sasan Harun-Mahdavi.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 17:07, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
@Sasan Harun-Mahdavi: It's not too tricky. Copyright belongs to the photographer, not the subject of the photo. You will need the photographer (or their heir) to grant a license. That can be done via the process described at COM:OTRS. - Jmabel ! talk 17:33, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
  • @Sasan Harun-Mahdavi: The previous comments address the pictures. You will need to go to the English Wikipedia to discuss the articles. Brianjd (talk) 13:52, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

Contes photoEdit

How can I enter a photo contest? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sanumalmahyrawibowo (talk • contribs) 00:00, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

@Sanumalmahyrawibowo: If the photo contest is still running, go to the bottom of it's section, there you will find something like this: W2321-ToInsertYourPicToChallengeClickBelow.svg Hover over it, you'll see a link, press on it, then submit your picture. --Red-back spider (talk) 01:48, 31 May 2020 (UTC)


The system uploads my photos in a wrong way. How can I change it? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kate Horti (talk • contribs) 08:15, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

What do you mean in a wrong way, rotated incorrectly etc. --Red-back spider (talk) 09:55, 31 May 2020 (UTC)
Kate Horti, until now you didn't upload anything, neither here nor on any other wm wiki. Even the logs don't show any unsuccessful tries. --Achim (talk) 11:40, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

Undated and Unsourced PhotosEdit

Hello to anyone who is reading this,

I found a few photos of a person I am currently doing research into and I would like to upload a few of them onto a Wikipedia page. However, all of these photos do not have dates, authors, or sources outside of where they have been posted on the internet. I can safely say that these photos are of the person and they seem to have been taken around c.1960-1970 whilst the other was most likely between c.1950-1960. In light of all this, how should I proceed with this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Blackfalcon501 (talk • contribs) 05:19, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

@Blackfalcon501: Hi, and welcome. You may ask the uploaders or proprietors of the websites where you found those photos for that information. If the subject is deceased, please see en:WP:F.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:27, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

Hey Jeff, thank you for the response. I've tried to get in touch with one blog site but his email was dead, in the other case it was in a youtube video. I've asked for permission in the later but I haven't heard back yet. As for the non-free content, I've had a read of it but I don't think I fully get it. Like if I wanted to upload it, what copyright protection would I put it under? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Blackfalcon501 (talk • contribs) 15:21, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

@Blackfalcon501: You're welcome. Please see en:File:Shoko Asahara.jpg for an example, and sign your posts.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:05, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

New Article of The Lighthouse of East WharfEdit

I just wrote an article of The Lighthouse at East Wharf which is located at the East Wharf of the Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City. It says it's been published, but when I search it, it doesn't find the article. Could you tell me how long does it take for the article show up in Wikipedia?

Michael Tracy — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lighthousekeeperok (talk • contribs) 07:27, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

en:User:Lighthousekeeperok/sandbox, to be honest: That's not an article but 3 lines of text. --Achim (talk) 08:45, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

Speedy deletion notificationsEdit

I’m trying to find out which template was left, for example, at Special:Diff/422885155. (The template was subst’d.) I tried looking at Category:Message templates, but I can’t see it there. This template contains broken English, which I could help fix if I could find it. Brianjd (talk) 09:49, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

Brianjd, the bot nomination page at Commons:Bots/Requests/Deletion Notification Bot has some details. The templates the bot uses are subpages of the bots page, and are listed at Special:PrefixIndex/User:Deletion_Notification_Bot/ ~~ Alex Noble/1-2/TRB 10:56, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
  • @Alex Noble: Thanks. I’ve skimmed over the discussions and so far, I can’t tell why the bot is using its own templates rather than standard Commons templates. I might go back over them in detail when I have time. Brianjd (talk) 11:34, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
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Insufficient permission for OTRS?Edit

So today, two of the Tangle the Lemur cosplay photos I uploaded were speedily deleted even though I got the photographs' owner to send the OTRS consent forms, because of "insufficient permission"? I am not sure about this. Could it be because of the photographs being taken by someone else (as stated in the credits), depiction of someone dressed as a copyrighted character, or a reason I don't know? I can't see the ticket, so don't ask me about that? I may have to ask the owner to upload the files himself, because he considered that. PrincessPandaWiki (talk) 13:30, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

@PrincessPandaWiki: Hi, and welcome. OTRS Ticket:2020053110003623 does not yet contain permission from the copyright holder (the photographer or photography studio).   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:42, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
Oh, okay the former, definitely. Will ask the photo "owner" about that. I thought the copyright belonged to the cosplayer in the photo, who requested the photography and posted the photos on his own website. PrincessPandaWiki (talk) 13:51, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
@PrincessPandaWiki: Thanks. To learn more about copyright, please read COM:L and en:Copyright.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:11, 1 June 2020 (UTC)


Dear Sir I WANT CANCELLED MY MEMERSHIP FROM WIKIMEDIA AND ALSO STOP DONATION 5,00+5,00 euro Membership because this not useful for me and I am as new Member lot of mistake I done but no body help me about my posting. Regds. Hossain Jamal Buiyan — Preceding unsigned comment added by Buiyan- Ja (talk • contribs) 18:00, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

here is Wikimedia-Commons, an image repository. If have you have become a member of a local Wikimedia chapter/group in your country, you need to contact them to cancel your membership and your eventual membership fees. --Túrelio (talk) 21:21, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

Фотография в статьюEdit

Доброго дня. Подскажите пожалуйста, добавляю фотографию в статью и она постоянно удаляется. фотография личная. Почему удаляется?? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Giryatlon5 2 (talk • contribs) 19:00, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

  • You would have to take this up on the Wikipedia where the issue arose. Commons has no opinion on whether any particular Wikipedia should use any particular photo. - Jmabel ! talk 02:06, 2 June 2020 (UTC)


How do I post my pictures? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Germy Sam (talk • contribs) 20:57, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

Hi there. Please have a look at Commons:Contributing your own work. De728631 (talk) 23:01, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

Help with file uploaded from en-wikiEdit


I transferred File:HomochittoRiver1974.jpg but it turns out that something is wrong with its templates. I don't know how to fix it, or maybe the file should (sadly) be deleted. (Such an old, small file doesn't seem like one that would have copyright problems.) Thanks, Kalbbes (talk) 22:11, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

Pictogram voting keep.svg Fixed I have edited the file page. De728631 (talk) 23:11, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
Thank you so much! Kalbbes (talk) 02:54, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
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I received a notice after posting a few hand written words taken from a 1536 documentEdit


I am new with Wiki Commons, and a bit lost. I received this notice after posting a few hand written words taken from a 1536 document (from French explorer Jacques Cartier Journal)

This file is a derivative work incorporating another work or works. While the source of this file has been identified, the source(s) of the incorporated work(s) is/are missing essential source information. The author and source of the incorporated work must be given so that the copyright status can be verified.

What does the last sentence mean? Do one refer to original author (Jacques Cartier) or the entity who owns the manuscript today? This a 450+ years work, I thaught very old document were out of copywright?


X23 — Preceding unsigned comment added by X23z5k533 (talk • contribs) 23:25, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

Thanks Jmabel! Please retag-it accordingly. You are right, this a very old document and I missed to put the word "août" in my previous message. — Preceding unsigned comment added by X23z5k533 (talk • contribs) 19:48, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Eu posso fazer upload desta imagem?Edit

Olá. Eu queria pedir a um editor experiente que fizesse o upload de uma imagem ( da capa do disco Navidad Con Amigos. Porque eu não sei como fazer para poder enviar conteúdo restrito. Obrigado

Christian Chávez Fan fala aí 01:13, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

  • @Christian Chávez Fan: I would presume that to be a copyrighted image with no free license, and therefore unsuitable for Commons. Am I missing something? - Jmabel ! talk 02:11, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Picture ConditionsEdit

Why! You upload this picture — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fozle rabbi Fahim BD (talk • contribs) 05:32, 2 June 2020 (UTC)


Is it permissible to upload the image from this 1905 book (page 138)? I presume its non-copyrighted since its so old: [2] Goobtiishalayy5 (talk) 06:29, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Looks like the author was wikipedia:John_William_Carnegie_Kirk who only died in 1962 so you'd have to wait until 2032 for the image to become public domain --Taktaal (talk) 06:56, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

can't upload fileEdit

hello, my file does not get uploaded. they keep saying Key "17ini9a7xhck.bgxeud.9192009.pdf" not found in stash. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Saliha Shahid (talk • contribs) 10:30, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

My page not appearingEdit

I have added a topic and my page isn't appearing, koot language... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Maniali123 (talk • contribs) 14:29, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

  • @Maniali123: Please be more specific, I cannot work out what you are asking with reference to Commons.
  • On en-wiki you recently added a claim to the disambiguation page en:Koot that there is something called "Koot Language" that is a made-up language. Does this have something to do with that? - Jmabel ! talk 14:44, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

File:Actas Logo Since 2019 (No Title).svg Couldn't Reverted to version as of 15:03, 2 June 2020 (UTC, 2nd version)Edit

As the title, how could I revert the version of the image?

Btw, I couldn't purge File:Actas Logo Since 2019.svg, too. --HFWMan (talk) 15:09, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

@HFWMan: It looks like you already reverted it. You probably still have the other version in a cache somewhere. You can wait for it to update. -- Asclepias (talk) 16:16, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
Or, quite possibly go to the relevant page on your browser and hit CTRL-F5. - Jmabel ! talk 01:10, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

Using API to get all images (with metadata) within a category and all sub-categories.Edit


I am trying to retrieve all images (with all the metadata including coordinates for the camera) within a category and all its sub-categories using the wikimedia API returned in JSON form for :


I appreciate your help,

Stuart — Preceding unsigned comment added by S2rapoport (talk • contribs) 15:19, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Is this the right place to be asking this question ?? Thanks in advance ! --S2rapoport (talk) 18:24, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

@S2rapoport: It's not so much the wrong forum, as a pretty broad request without any indication of what you already know how to do and whether you plan to do any of this yourself. You seem to be asking:
  • How do I use the Wikimedia API to query on multiple categories and their subcategories? (By the way, you'll want some check against runaway category loops.)
  • How do I use the Wikimedia API to get all metadata for a photo including any location data, either from templates or from EXIF data?
… and maybe some other questions I can't parse apart from your original query.
Am I missing something? Have you ever worked with the Wikimedia API at all (full disclosure: I haven't)? Are you asking someone to write the query for you, to aim you at the documentation, or what? - Jmabel ! talk 20:02, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

Hello, @Jmabel.

You are right that I was not clear in my question - sorry. I have used the api in the past to get images close to with a specific radius .. but don't know the parameters to send to get the images in the categories and sub categories.

here is a snippet of the js code I have used in the past .

Stuart --S2rapoport (talk) 08:24, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

function getImageJson(coordinates) {

   //coordinates = '-118.481170,34.033302'; 
   // create url from query string
   var url = '' + distance+'&ggscoord='+ coordinates[1] + '%7C'+ coordinates[0] + '&ggslimit=100&prop=imageinfo&iilimit=100&iiprop=url&iiurlwidth=400&iiurlheight=400&format=json'

 console.log(url); //for debugging
   return new Promise(function (resolve, reject) {
       // run api query
           .then(function (res) {
           if (res.status !== 200) {
               var error = new Error("Request to wikicommons Failed. Status Code: " + res.status + ". Data: " + res + ". Url: " + url);
               return reject(error);
           else {
               // If the data was returned, then proceed by turning it into a geoJSON
       }).catch(function (error) {console.log( " error " +error);});


Email confirmationEdit

I'm sorry, but when I saw the email confirmation code, it was already expired so I had to request a new one. Will I still be notified if I win a prize? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Theblueferriswheel (talk • contribs) 17:12, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Which prize do you want to win? Ruslik (talk) 18:37, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Menconico - chiesa di San Giorgio Martire.pngEdit

Hi. This is my first time on Commons. Can somebody check my upload? I would like to know if that's ok. This is the file: File:Menconico - chiesa di San Giorgio Martire.png. Thank you. --HominisCon (talk) 17:22, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Are you the auhtor of this photo? Ruslik (talk) 18:36, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: no, i edited it. I used another Commons photo. Sorry if I did something wrong. --HominisCon (talk) 19:10, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
@HominisCon: I'll fix it up. I strongly recommend using for crops: it will fill in everything correctly. - Jmabel ! talk 01:19, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

Image DeletionEdit

Hi, I was using the wikimedia sandbox and tried to test upload an image, assuming a) it was part of the sandbox since it was on that page and b) I would be able to delete it. Please delete It was not intended as a contribution. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2001:569:7A39:7500:6D9E:EF41:5D0E:FB69 (talk) 18:24, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting keep.svg Fixed File has been deleted. Brianjd (talk) 11:09, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
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Copyright help regarding File:Carlomagnochacon2019.pngEdit


I am the uploader of the file. It was extracted from a [3] which belongs to the Peruvian Governement, so I think it is available in the Public Domain.

However, if the file inflicts the regulations, it shall be deleted. Please notify me.

--September22nd (talk) 19:30, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

  • @September22nd: You didn't provide any license or public-domain tag. What tag would you believe to be correct? - Jmabel ! talk 01:25, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

File Flagged AdvertisementEdit

Please how do i contest or explain my self when my upload has been tagged speed delete. its a footballer profile,how do i upload it so it wont be flagged — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gentlebukan (talk • contribs) 20:05, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

@Gentlebukan: Great. Now can you please upload the original, full-size photo which contains complete EXIF data? Thanks, pandakekok9 02:22, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

Upload WizardEdit

I was going to upload 51 files with Upload Wizard but it gets stuck on "publish files" instead of doing anything. This gets annoying since the only option then is to go back, erase 20 minutes of work, and start over. Is this a common issue? It doesn't just happen when uploading a lot of files, I've experienced it before. Kingofthedead (talk) 22:00, 2 June 2020 (UTC)


Will there be any problem if I take pictures with phone camera? — Preceding unsigned comment added by তানভীর আহমাদ (talk • contribs) 06:00, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

@তানভীর আহমাদ:No, as long as your pictures are permitted under COM:FT, it will be OK for us.廣九直通車 (talk) 11:43, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

How to cite a source when image is not onlineEdit

Hello in the hope that someone can answer. I have a photo that I bought and the photographer will give me licence. Now, how do I cite the source when this photo has never been published online before? What do I put in the source line? Thank you Pottablom (talk) 10:42, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

@Pottablom:So you mean that you bought the copyright from the photographer?廣九直通車 (talk) 11:42, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
@廣九直通車, 廣九直通車: No I took it myself Pottablom (talk) 11:52, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
@廣九直通車, 廣九直通車: sorry I answered the wrong thread. Yes I bought it from the photographer but its not stored online Pottablom (talk) 11:53, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
@Pottablom: As a rule, copyright can only be transferred in writing. You would need to use the COM:OTRS system and send them a copy of the contract that transferred copyright to you. Attach a copy of the photo as well, so they know what photo you are talking about. - Jmabel ! talk 20:09, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
Or if the photographer is only granting a license, not transferring the copyright, then the photographer will need to correspond with the OTRS team. - Jmabel ! talk 20:11, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

Photo unjustly marked as possible copyright violationEdit

Hello, Just received a message from Wikimedia commons today that an image that I posted (File:DTW LITC 020 iaa91.jpg) was a possible copyright violation. That surprised me, as I made the photograph myself!! User "Davey2010" is wrong. The same image has indeed been published at another site (, where I am one of the authors. Davey2010's mistake may lay in the fact that I have used a different name when publishing the photo on Wikipedia because I did not want to use my real name (I used B. Lakerman on wikipedia). I hope Davey2010 hasn't wrongly sniffed out the several other pictures that I have published on Wikipedia recently....

Please amend the situation so that my photo is no longer incorrectly tagged as a copyright violation.

Thank you in advance,

Bruno —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2001:FB1:135:26DA:44A5:C1E8:CC30:757B (talk) 11:12, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

  • Bruno, I have taken the liberty of changing your message so that it links to the file. Brianjd (talk) 11:32, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
  • @BLakerman: You are listed as the uploader of this file. If you did not write the message above, then we have a problem; let us know. If you did write the message above, please remember to log in when posting. It makes it much easier to communicate with you. Brianjd (talk) 11:37, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Regarding the copyright status of your photo, you will need to add a suitable licence notice to the website or, if this is not possible, contact OTRS to verify that the photo is yours. Brianjd (talk) 11:37, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
    • Clarification of "you will need to add a suitable licence notice to the website": you will need to indicate the license on You can do that either where the photo appears or, if it is more convenient, you can create an otherwise unlinked page on to indicate the grant of license; either way, link that from the "Permission" field of {{Information}} on the Commons file page to indicate where the permission came from. - Jmabel ! talk 20:15, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

Исправьте пожалуйста фото на правдивое. Это фото не имеет никакого отношения к ансамблю "Здравствуй, песня"Edit

Здравствуйте, уважаемые администраторы википедия. Меня интересует страничка ВИА "Здравствуй, песня". Я, Сергей Кошелев, являюсь директором и звукорежиссёром этого легендарного ансамбля. Скажите пожалуйста, как можно понимать, что в википедии до определённого момента стояло правильное фото ансамбля. Это фото олицетворяет историю этого легендарного коллектива. То фото, которое сейчас размещено не имеет отношения ни к истории ни даже к ансамблю. На территории нашей с вами страны Россия, находятся два ансамбля, наш п/у Аркадия Хаславского, это руководитель и создатель ВИА "Здравствуй, песня", который живёт и здравствует до сих пор и этих людей, я даже не знаю кто они. Наш сайт www.здравствуйпесня.рф Прошу вас разобраться с данным вопросом. Уверен, что вы отнесётесь с пониманием и не будете вводить в заблуждение неправдивой информацией. Телефон для связи с руководителем Аркадием Геннадьевичем Хаславским вы можете найти в разделе контакты. Мой номер телефона там же. Кстати, в википедии написано всё правильно, а вот фото не ложное. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Serkosha (talk • contribs) 13:04, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

SerkoshaCommons:Форум. — Speravir – 18:23, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
Serkosha If your issue is what photo is used on Wikipedia, that would be a matter to take up on Wikipedia.
На Commons:Форум вы можете спросить на русском языке. - Jmabel ! talk 20:18, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

Speedy Deletion ReasonEdit

I created a Page abiding my all the Wikipedia Policies on 2nd June 2020 and I got removed " speedy deletion " please advice on how I can fix my page because I took me a lot of effort to create the page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Udaiveersharma (talk • contribs) 14:18, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

  • @Udaiveersharma: I see that you received some speedy deletion warnings at the English Wikipedia. You might want to try the Teahouse there. Brianjd (talk) 15:32, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

Images mentioned as issued from the "Yorck project collection" in their individual Wikimedia Commons page, but absent from the "Category PD-Art Yorck project" pagesEdit


The Wikimedia Commons Category "PD-Art Yorck project" displays 10235 images (mainly paintings) licenced under GNU-FDL (the collection is quite uneasy to navigate as titles might be in different languages or substituted by numbers and index may by be according to author (painter) last name, first name, title, with or without the article).

Most of those paintings/images can also be found in their Wikimedia Commons individual page (by author/painter name for instance, then category : paintings). On these individual pages we may find in the description section : "Source/photographer" = "The Yorck Project (2002) 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei (DVD-ROM), distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH".

However at several occasions from such an individual page, when we then browse the Yorck project collection in Wikimedia Commons "Category PD-Art (Yorck project)" we cannot find the corresponding image, even checking various possible classifications (by title in different languages GB, FR, IT, D..., by author name, author first name...). Why ?

As an example please check the following individual page (François Boucher painting): "çois_Boucher_-_The_Mill.jpg", which does not seem to appear in the Yorck Project pages (neither at Francois nor Boucher nor "Le" nor "Moulin" nor "The" nor "Mill" nor "Die" nor "Mühle ...There are some other similar cases. For instance "the life stages" of Caspar David Friedrich, here in Wikimedia Commons as individual page : "", with Source/photographer "The Yorck project" but absent from the Yorck Project list (the Caspar David Friedrich 013.jpg is missing and apparently the painting does not show up elsewhere in the collection)

Any idea about this apparent inconsistency ? Shall we then consider that these images are part or not of the Yorck project, and are or not licensed under GNU-FDL ?

Thank you for your assistance fA —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2A01:CB08:75:F100:618C:4B46:E12E:4D34 (talk) 14:39, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

Convenience links: File:François Boucher - The Mill.jpg, File:Caspar David Friedrich 013.jpg. - Jmabel ! talk 20:21, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
Both of these pictures appear to be in Category:PD-Art (Yorck Project). They must be placed there by template {{Yorck}}, since that category does not appear explicitly on either file page. The former can be seen at : François sorts after Franz. I don't immediately see the latter, though. - Jmabel ! talk 20:32, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
This might be caused due to Mediawiki category sorting by base latin alphabet. For example the "ç" in François causes the image to appear after "Franz", not at "Franc" as might be expected. Note that it is possible to search the contents of the category: mw:Special:MyLanguage/Help:CirrusSearch#Intitle_and_incategory. MKFI (talk) 06:28, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

صور للفنان محمد صلاحEdit

هى صور خاصه بنا ونريد رفعها وعمل مقال للفنان محمد صلاح . ماذا يمكننا فعله لقبول الصور — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mohamed salah mohamed rabe (talk • contribs) 14:59, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

  • Apparently asking about uploading photos by an artist named محمد صلاح (Mohamed Salah). Is there someone here who reads and writes Arabic and can help? - Jmabel ! talk 20:41, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

Missing information for an uploaded videoEdit

Hi, I have uploaded my first video but I think I did something wrong because I am asked by EugeneZelenko to add a missing information. I really don't know what he is talking about. I made this video from pictures taken from wikimedia commons, Flickr, etc... I have put together all the pictures myself so I thought I was the creator of this video and I guess I own all the copyrights of it. I am asked to "include a photograph of a sculpture, a scan of a magazine cover, or a map that has been altered from the original". I don't understand this sentence : should I put all the original pictures I picked from this websites in my video ? EugeneZelenko also said "the description page states who made this derivative work, it currently doesn't specify who created the original work" so should I list all the authors of the pictures I took from this websites even if it is clearly labelled near the modified picture in the video ? Besides, He said "If you created the original content yourself, enter this information as the source" I am sorry I am new here and I don't know how to do it. Can someone please help me ? I am sorry I don't know anything about copyrights I thought I had to put all the copyrights near the picture but I didn't know I had to do something else after. I would really appreciate your precious help. Thank you in advance (sorry for my English, I'm French...) DJAMS79 (talk) 15:42, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

@DJAMS79: providing image credits in the video itself is fine, as long as it's done properly (see here for more info), but it doesn't hurt to provide the same references in the video description at File:Vidéo ET2, suite de l'explication de l'univers à des extra-terrestres.webm to make it easy for anyone to find the original. In fact, looking through the video, I see that at least some of the credits in the video don't include a link back to the original material, which is required by Creative Commons licenses. That can be difficult to include in a video, so putting in the description is the next best thing. You can use templates like {{Derived from}} or {{Attrib}} to easily make links to files on Wikimedia Commons. For other sites, like Flickr or, a link back to the original plus the creator's name should suffice. I hope that helps explain things a little more. Feel free to ask here or on my user talk page if you need additional clarification or assistance. clpo13(talk) 18:49, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

Can I upload a screenshot with this CC license?Edit

Here's a link to the video: [4]. The license is: "Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)" [5], which doesn't seem to quite fit the licenses to choose from when uploading, so I don't know if this CC license will work. Thanks Jauerbackdude?/dude. 16:32, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

@Jauerback: yes, that's an acceptable license. "Unported" means it's the generic version of CC BY 3.0, as opposed to a country-specific version. On Commons, use the template {{Cc-by-3.0}}. If you're using the Upload Wizard to upload the screenshot, choose "This file is not my own work" and then "Creative Commons Attribution 3.0" under the section "The copyright holder published this work with the right Creative Commons license". After uploading, you should add the template {{LicenseReview}} to the file page so that a license reviewer or administrator can verify that it matches the license on Vimeo (in case the uploader there changes the license or deletes the video). clpo13(talk) 18:24, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
Thanks! Jauerbackdude?/dude. 22:56, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
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Please give me some adviceEdit


My category has suddenly been wiped out with no warning. It has existed since July 25, 2019 until today when it suddenly was deleted.

I was categorizing mosques in Karachi. There is Category:Katchi Memon Masjid, Karachi with

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This is a photo of a monument in Pakistan identified as the
. There is (was) also Category:Memon Masjid, Karachi with
English: Memon Masjid
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This is a photo of a monument in Pakistan identified as the
The article on enwiki:
Main Wikipedia article: New Memon Masjid

. Suddenly I find the categories combined and mine being deleted by an admin who threatened to block me yesterday over the categorizing of one image. I tried communication with them but they told me not to. What am I to do? This admin doesn't like me for some reason and threatened to block me before over a few Sri Lanka cats.(The cats I made there are still used.) Now he seems to be after me on other categories. Please advise. Thanks, Kalbbes (talk) 20:13, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

  • @A.Savin: Could you please explain what is going on here? - Jmabel ! talk 20:43, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
  • We had two categories:
    Category:Memon Masjid, Karachi
    Category:Katchi Memon Masjid, Karachi, AFAICS with "Katchi" means "new"
    Despite this, both categories were about the same, because the pictures in both obviously show the same building. (I don't know where two different Heritage ID's come from; perhaps the other ID is about only one part of the ensemble, as often observed.)
    Since the Category:Katchi Memon Masjid, Karachi is the one with WD Infobox connected with WP and properly categorized (while the other one's only content was the ID template and "Category:Mosques in Karachi"), I've deleted the other one as duplicate.
    Kalbbes did not notice the deletion and continued to move files "the other way around"; I've reverted it; now they are obviously upset about this revert.
    --A.Savin 21:00, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
  • Is is normal for an admin to repeatedly threaten to block an editor over a single instance in which they are personally involved? Yesterday's threats were over what they consider a wrong cat of a single image. And they were wrong, according to the enwiki article but I let it go. The same admin threatened to block me previously over a similarly minor issue. Threats to block have been their only communication to me.
I realize that I will be reverted; that doesn't bother me. It is part of categorizing on the Commons and has always ended well. I don't take reversions personally. It's the threats emanating from an admin to block me over really minor problems that scare me because that admin can do it.
Is collaboration not valued on the Commons? I would have liked to resolve the matter through communication as I have with other editors. What is considered normal on the Commons? What is considered ideal? Kalbbes (talk) 23:44, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
What is exactly, in your opinion, "a single instance in which [I am] personally involved"? Maybe you mean this: a) Obvious vandalism by Kalbbes [6], b) I revert it [7], c) once again the same vandalism by Kalbbes, as if nothing happened [8], d) I revert it again [9]. Well OK, but I have to disappoint you: reverting vandalism does not inevitably make the reverter involved.
And, to be honest, I don't get what you are trying to achieve now? Your question was about the Memon Mosque categories, I think I have explained it sufficiently. --A.Savin 01:34, 4 June 2020 (UTC)
I apologize for upsetting you. I did not realize what was happening at the time and was not intentionally reverting you. If we had a discussion on my talk page we could have settled this.
I am tired but I will try to explain, hopefully clearly.
Regarding the embassy, the article on enwiki says that the area I was trying to put the embassy in is thriving and and is where embassies are. The other building, the brown steeple, I just disagree with you. I have stared at that image for months and we disagree where it goes. For a long time I have been the only editor I am aware of dealing with the beaches of Karachi, etc. It didn't occur to me that anyone else was categorizing there. So I didn't realize what was happening.
Regarding the mosque, I always follow the "cultural heritage" and/or enwiki name, and I would have preferred to deal with the differing numbers with some thought. What is the rush? You didn't give me time to adjust to what was happening. There are other images of that mosque in other categories, so I don't think it is clear to other editors that the name you use applies to that building. The existence of an infobox should not be a reason for a less-than-useful name for a category.
Threatening to block me is not a reasonable way of clarifying issues.
If you look just above your threats on my talk page, you will see a discussion about one of the last times I was reverted. I made a new category for the "Merced River" that wasn't in "Yosemite Park" and that editor thanked me several times. Recently I was reverted by someone from Germany who kept putting German benches in "Madison, Wisconsin". I made a category something like "benches donated by Madison, Wisconsin" so that it didn't look like those benches were actually in "Madison, Wisconsin" and that editor was very happy with that.
Please don't assume I am motivated by evil. I am always willing to accommodate. Please believe that. And as I explained before to you, I have trouble noticing that warning bell or whatever it is at the top. I check it now and then, but I'm not going to realize anything it indicates instantly, within a few minutes, especially when I'm absorbed which I usually am. Kalbbes (talk) 03:55, 4 June 2020 (UTC)

leonardo crowder lizarragaEdit

conocido como leo crowder es un cachanilla joven emprendedor aficionado al motocross corredor de grandes categorias en su natal Mexicali Baja california fecha de nacimiento 29 diciembre 1998 conyugue Karen Flores Garcia (2011-actual) hijas Kendall Crowder Flores, Amber Crowder Flores, Valerya Crowder Flores. padres Yesenia y Miguel Crowder . — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lauramejjia (talk • contribs) 05:45, 4 June 2020 (UTC)