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管理しているwikipediaのページから写真が削除される件Edit

著作権の問題で私が管理しているwikipediaの画像がコモンズから削除されました。 写真は知人が撮影したものを使っており、本人のブログで使用許諾されています。 この場合どのような手続きが必要でしょうか? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hitomiotomonogatari (talk • contribs) 04:17, 2 March 2017‎ (UTC)

Personality rights template-Whose concern?Edit

Hello Commons! I got a question regarding pictures that include the personality rights template ( or very well could fall under the category). Does this template also needs to concern s.o. if one is taking the file from commons and including it, like normal other pictures, in wikipedia articles? Or does this template is merely for someone outside of the wiki-system who wants to use it? I read some information about it (here Commons:Photographs of identifiable people) but it didnt quite became clear if the personality rights are also an issue or could become one, for users in the wikisystem who use the image in other wiki projects. I like using many commons pictures on wikipedia, yet i want to be sure that it is all ok. I guess that goes for most users. Thanks for responding! --Joobo (talk) 12:45, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

The warning applies to all situations where personality rights may exist and restrict the use. The most obvious potential problematic uses would probably be outside of Wikimedia and we could say that the warning template is mostly to remind external reusers to check the laws of the country of reuse about the type of reuse and, depending on the situation, obtain the accord of the person pictured. Inside Wikimedia, if the picture is used in conformity with the policies of Commons and the policies of the Wikimedia project where it is displayed, cases of potential problematic uses are less likely. But you could imagine some uses that could be abusive. If you have in mind a particular use of a particular picture, telling what it is would probably get you more specific answers. -- Asclepias (talk) 14:43, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick response! I understand, basically it applies to all situations. I will give the example on your talkpage. --Joobo (talk) 17:22, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
I'm taking the liberty to move your follow-up question from my talk page to here, because it's a good question about a matter that can be subjective and the opinions may vary. It is better if you can get comments from several people. -- Asclepias (talk) 19:37, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
Yes, no problem with that. Maybe also others got an opinion on that. --Joobo (talk) 12:10, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
Well there is no response, yet. Do you have any opinion on the given examples @Asclepias: ? --Joobo (talk) 15:23, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Examples due to help desk questionEdit

To get precise i will give you these examples of pictures i included into wikipedia articles. One picture was shot on a street in Brazil (this one File:Mercado Artesanal de São Paulo.jpg) in São Paulo and shows some people. I included it some time ago on the German wikipedia article of Brazil, in the section of Population, subsection ethnics. (see de:Brasilien#Ethnien).

I am also wondering if the picture itself is even legal, cause on commons they say that actualy you would need any permission to take any photo of any person in the country of Brazil? (see Commons:Photographs of identifiable people#Country specific)

Another picture i would take as an example is in the German article of the London eye. It shows some passengers in the capsule and the picture got the particular template. (see de:London_Eye).

Could you comment on these images, and these type of using in wikipedia? Merci.--Joobo (talk) 17:36, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

See Commons:Country_specific_consent_requirements#Brazil, in particular: "It is generally recognized both by case law and legal doctrine that consent is implied or not needed for pictures of people who are present in a public space or participating in a public event (unless the depicted person is the main focus of the picture)". So, yes, this picture is usable. The template's purpose is to indicate that, if someone in the picture writes to OTRS saying "OMG I'm on Wikipedia and it will ruin my life!", we can take the picture down. --Ruthven (msg) 12:26, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
@Ruthven: Ok, that gets more clear now, first it looked that actually such photes were not allowed in Brazil. So generally spoken in case that some individual sees him or herself on such image on wikipedia, it is basically a situation with Commons to take the picture down as a whole, cause itwas uploaded there. Then its not only about deleting it on wikipedia or getting in contact with wikipedia or other projects but with commons?--Joobo (talk) 10:01, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
@Joobo: If the file has to be deleted, it should be done where it was uploaded. Generally it's on Commons. --Ruthven (msg) 10:04, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
@Ruthven: So regarding my original question, it is not the Users who include the images in Wikipedia or other Wiki projects who get involved in case someone has a problem with this image, but its Commons/ the uploader on commons?--Joobo (talk) 10:18, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
@Joobo: If the deletion is requested, it will be dealt by the OTRS operator that processes it and the admin that deletes the file. --Ruthven (msg) 11:02, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Is there an answer for that question?Edit

I am still wondering what the circumstances are regarding this question. Or is there no answer to that? I would be happy for clarification. Otherwise i would appreciate some links to information sites or users who know about these issues regarding the usage of these images in the wiki sytem. --Joobo (talk) 11:55, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

  • @Joobo: the question you linked will soon be archived, so you would do well to restate the issue here if you want a discussion here: that link will soon be dead. - Jmabel ! talk 15:54, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
@Jmabel: Yes i am aware of that, thats why i posted this today. By restating the issue you mean, posting it new again in here at this page? I actually dont want to spam this help desk, just want to get some opinions or reviews on this question.--Joobo (talk) 18:31, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
No, it's not necessary to duplicate the question. This section will remain here until ten days after the last comment. If you don't get answers by then, it's probably because nobody found a satisfying answer to offer. -- Asclepias (talk) 20:03, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Asclepias, that's the case now that it has been moved to be part of the relevant section, but this was initially posted at the bottom of the Help desk page; I didn't even notice that the link was into the same page. - Jmabel ! talk 20:54, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

cannot upload file of a Sastrugi I wanted to share / donate to WikipediaEdit

I ve been a passive member of Wikipedia for a long time Now that I feel I can contribute something I feel slapped in the face.

The attempt to upload and submit a really nice picture of a Sastrugi taken in Obertauern is virtually impossible

I dont know what to do - and frankly I am frustrated beyond belief. Wishing I had never donated to Wiki now 8[ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mina49er (talk • contribs)

  • You don't give any indication of what you tried doing and where things went wrong. If you ask a specific question, someone can probably answer it. Meanwhile, all I can do is to refer you to Commons:First steps/Uploading files. - Jmabel ! talk 15:30, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Ok here is my indication -if you need more info then please let me know what exactly I can provide

Please also note this goes almost of my frustration threshold as I expected Wikipedia to allow for easy access and I m not willing to waste my time adding content and getting slapped in the face by mechanics that are not even giving me proper hints what goes wrong.

1) Logged in to Wikipedia 2) Went to page https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sastrugi 3) Selected Edit ("Bearbeiten") 4) Insert Media -> Upload -> drag png of my picture on to rectangle 5) Tick box that confirms I own the rights to this picture 6) Click Upload 7) New Form appears, Entering description, select date 8) Click on Save Button (upper right) 9) Receive annoying message -AGAIN- making me less and less wanting to contribute here "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."

Sorry, I dont get the point. You want this to be accessible and kept alive by us - the crowd - the users. And I am getting rejected because -..l ? Mina49er (talk) 13:26, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

@Mina49er: It seems your upload is blocked by the cross-wiki upload filter, which filters out possible copyright violations. If you are really the copyright holder, you can circumvent this filter using Special:UploadWizard. We apologize for this inconvenience, but the filter was made since the cross-wiki upload tool before was a huge problem for us patrollers. Thanks, Poké95 10:21, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
And please sign your posts at the end of your comment with four tildes (~~~~). Thanks, Poké95 10:21, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks much Pokefan95 I will try with this other tool, but are you realizing this restriction complicates things.
This filter - while perhaps making sense - is driving away many a volunteer--this is not discussable with them as most will simply give up.
I strongly suggest: Change it!
When asking a few colleagues to do the update for me they also didnt know how to , despite them being Wiki user for a longer time than me.
Mina49er (talk) 13:26, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

@Mina49er: Disabling the filter will only make us very busy again. There have been a lot of copyright violations and out of scope images when the cross-wiki upload tool was introduced by the Wikimedia Foundation (without consensus!). We only have three solutions: first, to create an abuse filter, second, to disable the tool completely, or third, to recruit more admins. The third solution is not that easy. The second solution, although I prefer it, will just receive criticisms and objections from other users. The first solution is the best for all users. I understand the filter complicates things, but disabling the filter is no good for our community. What we should suggest to the Wikimedia Foundation is to obtain consensus first before implementing such tool, instead of making us a test site for their tools. Thanks, Poké95 02:53, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

FlickrEdit

This Flickr Uploader has released his image copyright to this File:Grand Hall, Iolani Palace (8258329057).jpg after I asked him to but he changed the tags to PD on the image, so commons is questioning the validity of it. Can someone fix this for me somehow? I'm not the uploader so I can tag it saying I released the copyright. --KAVEBEAR (talk) 19:53, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

The Flickr user has applied the Public Domain Mark to the file, which is not a waiver of one's own copyright like the CC0 Public Domain Dedication. The Public Domain Mark is intended for use with old works that are free of copyright restrictions around the world. It is not an instrument for releasing one's own works. If it's the Flickr uploader is the author and copyright holder of the photograph and they wish to waive their rights, they should use {{CC-zero}} instead. LX (talk, contribs) 11:33, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Flickr image promoted to QI statusEdit

Please have a look at File:PM Modi paying tribute to Adbul Hamid.jpg. It has been taken from Flickr (uploaded by me), and it has been promoted to Quality Image status which is against the guidelines. Which place would be the correct one to ask for its demotion? Bharatiya29 (talk) 11:00, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

I'm guessing it's because there is no evidence that the unidentified official photographer for the Prime minister of India is a Commons user, which seems to be a condition for quality images, according to the guidelines page. -- Asclepias (talk) 21:36, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
Service link: Commons:Image guidelines (somewhat misleading title in regard to content) – in first list item “Quality image candidates … must have been created by a Commons user.” — Speravir – 01:55, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
According to Commons:Quality images candidates#Creator, there is no need to ask anyone; you can just remove it. LX (talk, contribs) 11:48, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Edit

Hello helpdesk,

If i upload a company logo to wikipedia do others have the permission to use it ?

Thanks in advantage! — Preceding unsigned comment added by VR31 (talk • contribs) 09:50, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Commons:Guidance for paid editors has information on sharing company logos and other information which may be useful if you're here on behalf of a company. LX (talk, contribs) 11:17, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Deleted file Vladimir PimonovEdit

Hello,

Despite received confirmation of permission from Wikimedia Commons the following file (own work) was deleted:

[Ticket#2017031210012016] Confirmation of receipt (Re: Vladimir Pimonov, Ph [...])

I would appreciate if, if you restore the file and it also was deleted from Wikipedia page.

In the meantime I have uploaded the same photo on Wikimedia Commons and used it instead of the deleted one on Wikipedia page.

Regards. V. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ivpetivpet (talk • contribs) 10:16, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Do not recreate deleted content, as that will get your account blocked. The correct way to get content undeleted if you have sent in permission information to OTRS is (as explained on that page) to be patient, wait for the permission to be processed, and respond to any requests for additional information. Seeing as you've already bypassed all standard procedures and recreated the file yourself, I don't understand what you hope to achieve by restoring another copy of the same file. LX (talk, contribs) 11:13, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

Deleting a user or changing a user nameEdit

I do not want my name to be associated with this project in the search engine. How can I delete my name or user? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Козыбаков Александр (talk • contribs) 10:31, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

  • See en:Wikipedia:Changing username#Venues: for how to change your account name. There is no such thing as deleting an account (the edits you've made still have to be attributed to someone), but you can change it to a meaningless string. - Jmabel ! talk 15:13, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding uploading my Logo File:Logo-GA.jpgEdit

Hi, My name is Mohsin Sheikh and I am a member of APMSO, MQM and Gehwara-e-Adab. Previously I create a page of my organization by named Gehwara-e-Adab and then I upload organizational logo, which is design and created by myself. But one of your user delete my artwork and also delete photos of organizational events, which is taken by myself and I also on our website www.mqm.org and other social media sites. I want to know what is your criteria for Artwork and Photos???

I'm waiting for your kind response, I request you to kindly contact me on my Email address mohsinizm@gmail.com.

Thanks

Mohsin Sheikh Karachi, Pakistan — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mohsinism (talk • contribs) 11:02, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Inclusion/exclusion policy for academic dissertationsEdit

Greetings,

Category:Academic_theses_and_dissertations stores hundreds of academic works, but a doctoral dissertation was recently deleted from it, thereby breaking two links to it from the Hebrew Wikipedia ([1],[2]). Can you please clarify what makes, for instance, this thesis to fall inside the scope of Wikimedia Commons, while the said doctoral work was deleted? Thanks, ליאור (talk) 12:29, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi, This deletion is probably an error. Thesis should be accepted if they are official approved by a recognized institution. I would suggest to request undeletion on COM:UDR. Regards, Yann (talk) 13:29, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Image replacement or updatingEdit

Hi,

I'd like to help out but, gosh, maybe Wikipedia is just too complex for me. I've searched for hours trying to figure out the procedure for replacing an image. I've found nothing helpful!

I'd like to replace the image on this page with a new version.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Duplessis_Autoritratto.jpg

Is there a concise tutorial on how to do this?

Thanks for any help. - pixel8tor — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pixel8tor (talk • contribs)

  • It is rarely correct to overwrite an image on Commons (there are cases where it's OK, but this doesn't sound like one). I'm guessing that you want to replace an image in a Wikipedia article. Upload your new image, with a new name, then refer to your new image rather than the old one in the Wikipedia article in question.
  • If you really think this is a case where you should overwrite an image on Commons, could you please explain what is wrong with the current image File:Duplessis_Autoritratto.jpg? It looks OK to me. - Jmabel ! talk 15:19, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi Jmabel,

The current image suffers from varnish yellowing, bad exposure, and soot pollution. I've adjusted the color to compensate for those deficiencies. I've seen edits like this accepted before. Is that an appropriate reason to overwrite? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pixel8tor (talk • contribs) 15:44, 22 March 2017 (UTC) (UTC)

About the technical aspect: tomorrow, your account should get the possibility to overwrite files. Then, look for the link "upload a new version of this file", under the file history. About the policy aspect: see Commons:Overwriting existing files. -- Asclepias (talk) 18:40, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
Actually we have for this file exactly this situation, that it already has been overwritten, but should have not in this case: The now active version is clearly distinctive from the now overwritten version, and the source attribution is wrong now. This is a case for a split request. @Pixel8tor: You could overwrite it and give the reasons in the upload comment, but it seems to be better to upload as new file (add simply (retouched) at end of filename), add the original file as source and add also the template {{Retouched}}, where you can insert your improvements. But, please, wait for a split of the file, as it is now. I will notify you again. — Speravir – 19:41, 22 March 2017 (UTC)
Well, that went fast: See now for File:Joseph Duplessis, self portrait.jpg. — Speravir – 22:41, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the informational links. They helped make things clearer. I see you reverted the page back to the inferior image, even though the image you pulled was superior in many ways. I don't understand your reason for doing this; can you please explain. Why wouldn't you want a better version to replace the inferior one? I'm very confused!--Pixel8tor (talk) 00:22, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Technically it wasn’t a revert and it wasn’t me: Splitting and merging can only be done by admins, I just made the request. But I requested splitting for two reasons: The newer version is clearly distinctive from the older one, and it is from a different, unknown source. Quality aspects do not matter here, though actually in my eyes the older version is better (locally on my computer I have a vesion with autmatic fixes byIrfanview, that looks better than both versions). And, this is completely independent from your question here: No one hinders you from uploading a better file – we’ve already told you above. — Speravir – 23:19, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
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Two maps for countries with Pizza Hut restaurantsEdit

Without a space
With a space

I just noticed that there are two different files on Commons for showing the same thing: Countries with Pizza Hut restaurants. These are now inconsistent with each other, and having two different maps is redundant. The file names are deceiving: The one on the bottom actually has a space character before the extension ".png", otherwise they are identical. Both are in use, although it appears that the bottom one is used on only page. What should be done with these? JIP (talk) 19:54, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Bug in the way SVG thumbnails are displayedEdit

Hi all

I'm not sure if I should put this here or somewhere else, there seems to be a bug with the way SVGs are being displayed, thumbnails are displaying extra text not in the full size image. Please take a look at the first version uploaded of this file as an example.

Thanks

--John Cummings (talk) 20:14, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Bachar SouissiEdit

From File:Need help to publish a dictionary on Wikipedia.png:

I would like to publish a dictionary on Wikipedia, this is a work of my uncle and I want to help him on that.
How can I proceed?
Many thanks

@Bachar Souissi: ping. Poké95 08:43, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

  • This isn't Wikipedia. This is Wikimedia Commons.
  • Neither Wikipedia nor Wikimedia Commons is a place to publish a dictionary.
  • Wikimedia Foundation's dictionary project is https://www.wiktionary.org/. It's unlikely that they are interested in starting another one. - Jmabel ! talk 15:19, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

upload helpEdit

how do i upload on commons using google drive? please tell me .--Ddst40 (talk) 11:35, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

If you are using google drive sync service you can use upload any file from your local Google Drive folder as from any other place. Ruslik (talk) 19:29, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Contents pageEdit

I have uploaded a table of contents for a historic volume that had none. I need this page to add to the volume. However, I am told there is no page linked to this file, so my upload is useless. How can I upload a usable table of contents? - Esme Shepherd (talk) 14:34, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

My recent queryEdit

Esme Shepherd (talk) 16:49, 23 March 2017 (UTC) Sorry, I was being silly! I know how to make the page!


Copyright help regarding File:Logo image right.jpgEdit

I work for the Box Moor Trust, the logo of which I have uploaded to Wikimedia to be featured on our Wikipedia page, which I am in the process of overhauling. I believe that it would fall under Fair Use, in much the same was as the National Trust logo does (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Trust_for_Places_of_Historic_Interest_or_Natural_Beauty). Whilst I've experience and am active on wikipedia, wikimedia is a world i'm unfamiliar with! Any help would be much appreciated!

--Mark49s (talk) 15:46, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Wikimedia Commons does not host media in fair use. The English-language Wikipedia hosts some non-free content. Please see en:Wikipedia:Non-free content. You can request the deletion of this file from Commons by inserting the template Speedydelete in its description page. -- Asclepias (talk) 16:31, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

UploadingEdit

How do I upload videos and photos from my phone?

The uploads directed me to document and camera whereas the videos and photos are under media files.

Help. Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 197.210.226.102 (talk) 15:50, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Can't see an uploaded fileEdit

Hi all, I've uploaded this picture from Flickr. However, I'm not able to see it, generate a thumbnail or crop it. Any idea of what can be wrong? Best regards --Discasto talk 21:23, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Could it be the sheer size? I can’t find anything documenting a limit in pixels, but there’s mention of a MediaWiki configuration option not to scale (thumbnail) images where the memory consumption exceeds a certain amount. See if a reduced version, of maybe half the linear dimensions (1/4 the pixels), will work; you can always link it to the full-size version.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 22:36, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
Commons:FAQ, section ”What resolution should the images I upload be?”:
“However, scaling of images may fail if the image is very large and rendering takes too much time or memory (in that case, either no scaled image is shown, or the full image is served to the browser, often causing it to lock up). … Large JPEGs are only problematic if they are saved in progressive mode, since the entire image has to be processed at once. Use baseline mode instead.
In case the full scale original is too large to process for the software, upload it anyway, but then please overwrite it with a scaled down version (around 6 megapixels in size); the full scale version will still be available in the upload history, and you can add a reference to it in the image description.”
In other words reupload and overwrite with a version, that is not in progressive mode (and downscaled)! (I made a local version downscaled to 20 %, which is actually around 7 MPixel and 4MB big.) — Speravir – 23:32, 23 March 2017 (UTC)
Foe one thing, Commons has been horribly slow with photos for a few months. I'm trying to upload a set of photos right now and it is taking up to 9 minutes per photo. But rather than reduce the number of pixels, I think it would be better to increase the JPEG compuression. In Photoshop, you have options when writing a JPG as to how large of a file it makes. Bubba73 (talk) 01:07, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the tips. I'll try your proposals :-) --Discasto talk 07:42, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
✓Done And works!!! :-) --Discasto talk 08:06, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
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Map resolutionEdit

Hello,

I need a higher resolution of Bayushkov's map (1890) of Lithuania and Belorus. How high of a resolution could I get?

38.117.156.204 17:59, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

  • Are we talking about File:BATYUSHKOV(1890) p591.jpg (Batyushkov, not Bayushkov) or something else? If you click through on the image there, you'll get 3,617 × 4,107 pixels, which is pretty decent. It looks to be a 300dpi scan. If you need higher, you'll have to track down the source & scan it yourself. - Jmabel ! talk 22:13, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Is this website claim enough?Edit

I have seen some images on this website [3] (but not all of these) on Commons. Assuming not all are from commons (and I can't find them all in the seemingly proper cats), is what the website says at the end of the article enough to say the are all free, and upload and under what licence? Alanscottwalker (talk) 20:18, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

@Alanscottwalker: No, it is not. There are Commons licenses that are incompatible with Commons, so we can't know which of them they chose. Also, it seems like they acquired the photos but did not do their due diligence in documenting which license(s) they had and following the requirements of that/those license(s). You may try contacting them directly. —Justin (koavf)TCM 20:32, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Uploading Images from IMDBEdit

Question, are you allowed to upload images from IMDB for use in Wikipedia? — Preceding unsigned comment added by AkkadOfSargon (talk • contribs) 00:24, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

  • Usually, no. There are occasionally public domain images in IMDB (especially for pre-1923 films), but not many. - Jmabel ! talk 00:33, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Collection of my MooneyEdit

When do u plan to refund my money plus my bonus which I was due for since last December? Your actions are inimical to the scheme. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 41.190.14.223 (talk) 16:31, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Are you sure you are posting in the right place? Commons does not owe you any money or bonuses. JIP (talk) 18:11, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

Disambiguating generaEdit

I noticed a couple genera categories that could use disambiguation and would like to make sure I do so properly.

We have Category:Adesmia, a genus of flower, and Category:Adesmia (Tenebrionidae), a genus of beetle. Wikispecies uses a disambiguation page here. What is the standard manner of naming such categories? It seems clear to me that the flower should be moved to a category with a parenthetical qualifier and replaced with a disambiguation, but what is the appropriate parenthetical? My inclination would be either (plant)/(insect) or, as Wikispecies does it, (ICBN)/(ICZN) for the different nomenclature types. Tenebrionidae is a family name, which seems like it would be of little help to most users, who won't know the respective family names in order to distinguish rather than clicking both. — Rhododendrites talk |  17:12, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

FOTO's UPLOADENEdit

Amice, ik wil drie TIF-foto's uploaden in de Wikipedia-pagina : Sint-Pauluskerk (Antwerpen).

Maar ik krijg de volgende meldingen :

1) dit bestand is identiek aan het volgend bestand

2) alle uploads zijn mislukt

Wat doe ik verkeerd ?

Raymond Sirjacobs (talk) 22:02, 27 March 2017 (UTC)

  • @Jcb: I know you are around here a good bit & speak Dutch. - Jmabel ! talk 00:51, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
    • Dan ben je hoogst waarschijnlijk een bestand aan het uploaden dat al een aantal keren is verwijderd of dat al aanwezig is op onze servers. Als je doorklikt op het weergegeven bestand en aangeeft wat de bestandsnaam daarvan is, dan kunnen wij kijken hoe het precies zit. Jcb (talk) 05:03, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

De namen van de 3 bestanden zijn als volgt :

Aanbidding der Herders door Cornelis De Vos

Aanbidding der Herders door Rubens

Disputa over de realiteit van het Heilig Sacrament door Rubens

Raymond Sirjacobs (talk) 17:11, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

AMICE, u heeft gelijk, ik deed het volgende : "search for Raymond Sirjacobs in Commons" en vond 14 foto's van mij waaronder de drie hierboven vermeld (!)

Blijft er nog één vraagje : hoe kan ik in Commons de titels van mijn foto's veranderen ?

Raymond Sirjacobs (talk) 22:14, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Dat staat op Commons:Bestanden hernoemen. --ghouston (talk) 23:47, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

deleted an image that I photographed myselfEdit

1. Deleting images caused distortion in the articles.

2. Some of the images you deleted have special rights, but they are related to the articles topics.

3. Most of the images you deleted are commonly used on websites and newspapers.

4. You deleted an image that I photographed myself.

5. If Wikimedia continues deleting images, it will become a primitive Wikipedia.

6. Inserting images in the articles helps the reader to understand the discussion in the articles.

7. For example, this image was in an article discussing the movie’s idea : (إيرول_فلين.jpg)


8. If you see that I'm wrong, let me know how to get the license.

9. Tell me how to upload images, which will not be deleted later.

11. I want a detailed explanation about how to obtain a license to upload the image.

جبران الغافري (talk) 00:53, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

help for accountEdit

How to delete my account? please tell me anyone.--Ddst40 (talk) 04:09, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi, Ddst40, why would you want your account to be deleted? Lotje (talk) 07:38, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Hello, Lotje, It's not for delete my account . It's only for learning.--Ddst40 (talk) 09:13, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Maybe you should ask someone who speaks your language. What language do you speak usually? Lotje (talk) 09:16, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
You can't delete an account. You can stop using it and, if you like, you can get the name changed to something meaningless, but it looks like yours already is. - Jmabel ! talk 15:21, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Licensing questionEdit

So, looking at a crappy machine translation of the conditions at http://gallica.bnf.fr/html/conditions-dutilisation-des-contenus-de-gallica ... I'm a little confused. The images themselves, like this one are from the 1800s and clearly in the public domain, but the conditions say that there may be a charge for (per google translate) the resale of content in the form of elaborate products or the provision of services. So...it reads like its licensed for non-commerical use, but I'm not sure if it matters if the image itself is public domain. I mean, they can't arbitrarily re-license a 150 year old photo out of the public domain...right? TimothyJosephWood 16:02, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi Timothyjosephwood,
These restrictions are probably copyfraud, and have never been validated in courts. Google has a similar warning for their scans, and we don't care. We follow copyright law, not restrictions imposed by various institutions. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:17, 28 March 2017 (UTC)
Awesome. Looks like I have some uploading to do. TimothyJosephWood 16:21, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

Editing Family TreesEdit

The Nehru Gandhi Family tree on Wikepedia has a few incorrect items and a few omissions. How can these be corrected? The "edit" function shows a complex template.

Ajit HutheesingAhutheesing (talk) 20:52, 28 March 2017 (UTC)

  • You'd probably have to ask on Wikipedia. This is Wikimedia Commons (a different project of the same Foundation). - Jmabel ! talk 00:48, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Прошу помощиEdit

Здравствуйте!Подскажите пожалуйста,как можно связаться с автором данной фотографии.Спасибо! https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%D0%9F%D0%B0%D0%BC%D1%8F%D1%82%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BA_%D0%9C%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%BA_(18).JPG — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pole7070 (talk • contribs) 00:27, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

  • He doesn't seem to have set up email, so your only hope is User talk:Kravchenko Sergey. But given that the account was active for a single day in May 2015 (all of its activity was in 40 minutes!) I suspect he is not watching that page. - Jmabel ! talk 00:51, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

I have duplicated a fileEdit

Hello! I uploaded the image File: A.Gentileschi - Mother and child.jpg, the problem is that I first uploaded it on Wikipedia, then I realized that it would be better if the painting was in Commons, and I uploaded it again, but I made a mistake: I left exactly the same name. Could you delete the image that is not in Commons (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:A.Gentileschi_-_Mother_and_child.jpg)? Thank you!--Ane wiki (talk) 05:05, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

@Ane wiki: No problem. But for deletions at that edition of Wikipedia, you should post there. —Justin (koavf)TCM 05:10, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
Hi! I have seen the speedy deletion notice in the photo. Thanks! Should I make any changes to the article? Or by having the same name, the Commons file will be linked automatically?--Ane wiki (talk) 05:59, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, it should be updated automatically --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 06:04, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Any worth uploading?Edit

I took these photos (OneDrive link) at the en:San Diego Air and Space Museum annex at en:Gillespie field. Are any of them worth uploading? The blue aircraft w/ en:contra-rotating propellers is a en:Douglas A2D Skyshark The photos include a few aircraft, engines, and views inside the restoration facility. Cheers Jim1138 (talk) 10:11, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

  • Any of these would be useful. All other things being equal, if the tradeoff is between uploading more photos and taking time to describe and categorize them well, the latter is more important. - Jmabel ! talk 15:15, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Yes. Your photos of, say, the Atlas rocket are certainly better than the tiny panoramio files, or the oddly cropped File:Atlas 2E Ballistic Missile.jpg. Just skip exact duplicates. Retired electrician (talk) 16:20, 29 March 2017 (UTC)