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Is Sample in Public Domain?Edit

I've acquired a load of short snippets from old films that I'm hoping to sample in some music. I can't find ANYTHING about these films online, or on this sit, but didn't know if anyone would be able to help me on here. The films are titled THE DEPRESSION, ONE FEOTUS LEFT! and COSMIC MISSION. Unfortunately I don't have a date for them, but they all sound like from they're from the U.S.A. around the 30s/40s. Is anyone able to help? Also it's worth noting that I'm based in the United Kingdom. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 18:13, 2 April 2018 (UTC)

Face recognitionEdit

Commons have huge data of images of huge no. of humans. Would it be possible to use image recognition and landmark recognition to auto categorise images? Capankajsmilyo (talk) 04:08, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Theoretically yes but I am not aware of any plans by WMF to do this. Ruslik (talk) 20:38, 13 April 2018 (UTC)
There is a phabricator task for it now. However, it might be possible to do it locally without phab as well. One of the opensource scripts out there is If someone can guide me to the process of running python script on commons, I would love to give it a try. Capankajsmilyo (talk) 12:07, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

фото из своего сайтаEdit

Здравствуйте я хотел загрузит фото с сайта как не автор этих фото но все равно викисклад не принимает мои фото, что мне сделать? как мне загрузит фото из сайта по сути это мой сайт. Спасибо ! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Абдукодир Джабборозода (talk • contribs) 04:51, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

Нужно письменное согласие фотографа или иного лица, владеющего авторским правом, на публикацию фотографий на условиях свободной лицензии. Подробности на Commons:OTRS/ru. Ruslik (talk) 20:10, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

New batch of photos uploaded, needs Category/Gallery reviewEdit

Further to this copyright discussion with Clindberg and Jeff G., I've uploaded a set of photos by Robert Randall about the making of the film 55 Days at Peking. I have attempted to create new categories on Commons for Robert Randall and 55 Days at Peking, but got a bit mixed up with Categories vs Galleries. I'd be grateful if an "expert" could take a look. Thanks. --Muzilon (talk) 10:13, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

@Muzilon: Category:Robert Randall (photographer) and Category:55 Days at Peking are good categories, but they themselves need to be categorized. Robert Randall (photographer) is an empty gallery, you can fill it as you see fit using the gallery tag, arrangement, and captioning you feel best. For his bio, I was thinking of cropping and rotating the photo at for fair use on enwiki, but I do not like the quality. Do you have a better alternative?   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 12:55, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: Sorry, I'm afraid I can't help with a high-res photo of Randall. I'm also not very familiar with creating Galleries and Categories on Commons. When I added the {{Commons}} template on the respective WP articles for Randall and 55 Days to produce the standard message "Wikipedia Commons has media relating to..." I was a bit perplexed to find this created a link to the Category page for 55 Days, but to the Gallery (not Category) page for Randall. Why is this? --Muzilon (talk) 13:37, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
@Muzilon: w:Template:Commons is supposed to link to a gallery, while w:Template:Commons category is supposed to link to a category; I suggest using the latter until you have a gallery worthy of a link.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 14:03, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
OK then. I see another editor has already deleted the empty Gallery page anyway.--Muzilon (talk) 23:09, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Bicycle-trailer-for-outdoor-trekking.jpg I want to know how to purchase this trailer.Edit

I need help navigating this web site. Leslie. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Leslie Highland (talk • contribs) 15:32, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

@Leslie Highland: This site is only a store of media (photos, videos, sounds, etc). We don't sell anything, and all that we know about that trailer is on the page you linked to. The picture was uploaded in 2006 by Malolelei, who has never done anything else on the site, though they did update the Wikipedia pages en:Bicycle trailer and en:Bicycle touring at the same time. You might be able to get in touch with them by email or through their talk page, but given how long it has been, I suspect those won't work. The original photo mentioned "", but that domain now hosts a Japanese blog, so I think it's been taken over. I'm sorry I can't be of more help. --bjh21 (talk) 16:54, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

I need help to write hereEdit

Just now I created a account on Wikipedia. I do not know or clear how can I start my writings here. So I need help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 3MITHU (talk • contribs) 17:15, 17 April 2018 (UTC)

  • For starters, you're not on Wikipedia, you're on Wikimedia Commons. Operated by the same foundation, but a different project. I'm assuming you want the English language Wikipedia, click this link.
  • I strongly suggest that you start by making some edits to existing articles rather than start one from scratch, but if you really want to plunge right into writing articles from scratch, you can start by reading en:Wikipedia:Your first article. - Jmabel ! talk 18:52, 17 April 2018 (UTC)


المرجو باخباري طريقة لصنع فيديو بهذه الانواعwav.mp3.ogg...:صعب علي أن أصنع فيديو نوعه مثل — Preceding unsigned comment added by وليد أنوس (talkcontribs) 21:56, 17 April 2018 (UTC)
You might try Help:CV; sorry, it doesn’t seem to be available in Arabic.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 05:32, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Photograph Copyright Holder when Photographer Passed AwayEdit


I would like to upload the photo of an album cover which was shot by photographer Vasco Nunes (who is listed in Wikipedia) but he passed away in 2016. Does this make someone else the copyright holder or is the photo simply unable to be uploaded? I don't want to violate the copyright but I'm unsure as to who that belongs to in this circumstance, and who I should reach out to for permission.

Thanks very much, Amandadoyle543 (talk) 04:54, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

@Amandadoyle543: his work will likely remain in copyright (in both the USA and Portugal) until the end of 2086. Rights to the photo presumably belong to his heirs or estate, unless perhaps he sold them outright to the record producers, or took the picture as their employee. If the album or the photo itself are discussed in a Wikipedia article, more than just a mention or listing, you might be able to upload an image to that project with a fair-use rationale. But in order to host it on this site we would need a free licence from the copyright holder(s), verified through COM:OTRS.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 05:22, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Categorization of filesEdit

Hi, anybody hanging around who would be able to give a helping hand? I mean, would it make sense to create a category (name to be discussed) and add it to the Category:Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld? Thank you for your time. Lotje (talk) 05:38, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Imo Category:Vegas färd kring Asien och Europa (1881) --> Robert Haglund ? Lotje (talk) 05:48, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
(Edit conflict) There seem to be a couple of different books represented in those results. Or are you thinking of a category for the Vega Expedition in general? From a quick glance there are several more files & cats that could go in there; it could fall under Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Vega (ship, 1872), and Circumnavigation, for starters. (We don’t seem to have a cat for the Northeast Passage.)—Odysseus1479 (talk) 06:00, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
@Odysseus1479: difficult choice to make. Starting with Vega expedition you mean, and just add all the files to that category? Is there a need for italic in the title of that category then? Lotje (talk) 10:40, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Who is the author in the signature?Edit

Having trouble finding the author: File:Carlsberg brewery fire 1867.png. - Alexis Jazz 06:12, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

  • Surname appears to be "Hauberg". - Jmabel ! talk 06:22, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
Alexis, the initials look unclear, but I assume we see a P. It could be da:Peter Christian Hauberg who was a contemporay and according to article (and Google translation) had artistical talent. — Speravir – 23:22, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

How to attribute a workEdit

I read the help material, but still need help. How do I attribute a picture to the photographer? I want to use it on my web site for the Home page photo. Here's what it says on Wikimedia for this picture:

This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

You are free:
to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work
to remix – to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
attribution – You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).

Checked copyright icon.svg This image was originally posted to Flickr by coka_koehler at It was reviewed on 1 June 2008 by FlickreviewR and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by-2.0.

My email is

Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2600:1700:E890:1D80:64B4:D48F:EC6E:B6D4 (talk) 07:52, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

The attribution we use here at File:Atlanta Skyline from Buckhead.jpg in wikitext is "[ Chuck Koehler] from Cartersville, GA, USA", which evaluates to "Chuck Koehler from Cartersville, GA, USA". In HTML, that would be "<a href="">Chuck Koehler</a>from Cartersville, GA, USA". You may just use the link for the source page or the named version Atlanta Skyline from Buckhead, both of which already attribute the photographer, but that risks loss of info in case of photo deletion or account cancellation at Flickr.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 14:51, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

letter regarding ship sinking in WW2Edit

I have a scanned letter (PDF format) which was in my father's possession concerning the rescue of survivors of the sinking of the Abosso dated 7 Nov 1942. He was a sailor on HMS Bideford the rescuing ship. I would like to attach it to the article on the Abosso as it may be of interest to someone. I offered the letter to Imperial War Museum but they were not interested. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Iwassell (talk • contribs) 13:13, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

You can upload it here. I assume that it was an official letter under crown copyright and that it should be tagged as {{PD-UKGov}}. Ruslik (talk) 17:23, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Is this source reliable?Edit

Hello folks. I don't know where to discuss this issue but is this( source reliable? It looks like self-published and questionable. No source provided for the maps presented in this website and the self-published website looks like a collection of "maps" from the Internet fora. This makes the source shady and questionable which harms the reliability of this project. I would like to hear other editors' opinions on this. Thanks. 14:00, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Here on Wikimedia Commons we don't directly concern ourselves with whether sources are reliable, as long as our media are free and educationally useful. With a quick search, I only found three maps from, all of them historical: File:Map of Assyria Paris Peace Conference 1919.jpg, File:Italian East Africa map 1936.jpg, and File:Plan du siège de Louisbourg en 1758 avec positions des vaisseaux.jpg. All of these are currently in use on at least one Wikipedia, so I assume the respective Wikipedia communities have decided that they think the maps are useful (and adequately reliable). --bjh21 (talk) 14:31, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

File:台灣中油麗山街站 2008-01-09.jpgEdit

I recently created "Corner buildings in Taipei" category, but my question is..."File:台灣中油麗山街站 2008-01-09.jpg" shows a gas station(petrol station). I'm not sure if it's a "building".--Kai3952 (talk) 15:56, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

@Kai3952: All gas stations I have been to have a building which can hold an employee and the central equipment for necessary functions. Exactly where that is in this photo is unclear, but there are five office or apartment buildings also in this photo, and most of those are probably on corners.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 16:13, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
Do you mean that the gas station is a building?--Kai3952 (talk) 16:21, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
@Kai3952: I think part of it is, as indicated by the glass window reflecting part of a car.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 17:09, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
Pretty clearly the low part at right is a building.
Some gas stations (not this one) have a shelter so small for an attendant that I wouldn't necessarily consider it a building. - Jmabel ! talk 19:05, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
What about this one: "File:CPCCT Tamsui Station 20080728.jpg"?--Kai3952 (talk) 20:40, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
@Kai3952: Clearly, File:CPCCT Tamsui Station 20080728.jpg features a building with a second story, windows, and stairs to the roof. It's also probably on a corner.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 22:50, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

How to specify which frame of an uploaded video to use for the JPG preview?Edit

I am new to uploading videos to Wikimedia Commons, and I'd like to know how I can specify which frame from the uploaded videos to use as the JPG preview image? Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Penyuan (talk • contribs) 17:12, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

See en:Wikipedia:Extended image syntax#Initial still image. Guanaco (talk) 20:46, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
@Guanaco I tried to do this with this Wikimedia video by going to its edit tab, but it is not clear to me where I should use the extended image syntax you mentioned. Can you elaborate? Thanks!
@Penyuan: Sorry, that advice doesn't work directly on the preview on a file description page, but you can use it on a gallery, user page, or project page, as appropriate.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 13:28, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
OK, thanks. In that case, is there a way to change the preview image on the file description page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Penyuan (talk • contribs) 22:26, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
No it isn’t. — Speravir – 22:49, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Logo changeEdit

Hello! I have a problem with logo from page (Электрощит Самара). I work for this company and I am trying to add our new logo, but I cound not do it, I tryed a lot of times unsuccessfully. Could you help me? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Юлия Хорунжева (talk • contribs) 07:43, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

@Юлия Хорунжева: We don't seem to have a record of those tries. What filename were you trying to upload, on which project, with what username?   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 13:21, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Help with copyright violationEdit

I have a problema. I added an image to the page of the artist Gretta Sarfaty, for whom I work, with her authorization, but the image was deleted with the following message: "This file is a copyright violation for the following reason: © 2016 GRETTA SARFATY". This image has the copyright belonging to the artist who wishes to put his image on his wikipedia page. How can I proceed to get permission from wikipedia to use the image? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Am.morenoadriana (talk • contribs) 14:27, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Hi. Please read COM:OTRS and do as it says there. --E4024 (talk) 14:36, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Nina Gamble Kennedy, Matthew Washington KennedyEdit

Please explain why the photos are being removed from these pages (in language I can understand). Nina07011960 (talk)

Please see here. The copyrights of these images could not be verified with the information then available. To provide evidence of consent from the creators of these images, please follow OTRS. Rodhullandemu (talk) 22:45, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Incorrectly received .ogg file from API request for imagesEdit

I got this file
back from an API request with &grnnamespace=6. This seems incorrect but I have no idea how to fix it. Any pointers on how media type categories are managed would be appreciated! Personman (talk) 02:27, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
That's the "file" namespace, it contains files of all types. --ghouston (talk) 03:27, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
oh, huh. someone on stackoverflow said it was for just images and i believed them. oh well. is there a way to request images only? Personman (talk) 05:05, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
I think you'd have to look at the mime type for each file you get back and ignore the ones you don't want. --ghouston (talk) 06:33, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
@Personman: I can't immediately find a way to ask for only images to be returned, but if you use prop=imageinfo&iiprop=mediatype you'll get back the high-level media type of each file, and then if you ask for a few files (e.g. with grnlimit=10) you can filter for BITMAP on the client side. Note that because images were the first kind of file handled by MediaWiki, a bunch of bits of the API use "image" where they mean "file" (like in imageinfo). Also, if you haven't found the API Sandbox, you should: it's my first port of call when I want to work out how to do something with the API. --bjh21 (talk) 10:51, 20 April 2018 (UTC)


File:Kanna Hashimoto One day police chief 20171201 2 trim.jpg


可能でしょうか?福博中 (talk) 09:02, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

My first upload: is it okay?Edit

Hey- I uploaded this picture today: File:Tuanfeng Zhen Piaozheng.jpg

Is it okay to upload this picture? I took it myself. It's a goods stamp/ration ticket from 1980's China.

Thanks. --Geographyinitiative (talk) 11:13, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

This is a derivative work and you need to specify the copyright status of the object in the photo. See Commons:Derivative works. --Wcam (talk) 11:21, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
How does wikimedia handle photographs of currency or of ration tickets? That's basically what this is. --Geographyinitiative (talk) 11:43, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
@Geographyinitiative: Commons:Currency#China. If you believe the images that can be seen on the ticket are more than 50 years old, click the "Nominate for deletion" link on the file page and argue your case. (it is currently nominated for speedy deletion) - Alexis Jazz 11:43, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

cableway? cable car?Edit

I don't understand what is the difference between "cableway" and "cable car", because I want to create "Views from cable cars" category. So my question is: Is this naming correct in the eyes of native English speakers?--Kai3952 (talk) 13:22, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

@Kai3952: en:Cable car is the vehicle itself, while en:Cableway is a redirect for a system of cables, motors, pulleys, and supports which make such vehicles move in the desired manner and support them. Views of or from cable cars will often include parts of the system. I have been on cable cars on rails in the San Francisco cable car system and seen the Roosevelt Island Tramway in New York City.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 13:49, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
You say that include parts of the system? Please you look at the photo:
I know these two photos were taken on the cable car, but your answer confused me a little. What you mean is that I should not use the word "cable car" to naming categories?--Kai3952 (talk) 16:31, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
@Kai3952: I think the category name you suggested is correct. Over time, perhaps you will want to create subcat Category:Views from cable cars in Taiwan.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 21:15, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
No, the real problem is that Wikimedia.Commons does not "Views from cable cars" category, because no one created it yet. If you think I want to create Category:Views from cable cars in Taiwan, then why can't I find Category:Views from cable cars. Is "this problem" caused by me?--Kai3952 (talk) 09:33, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

I have redirected Category:Views from cable cars to Category:Views from suspended cable vehicles and I have created "Category:Views from suspended cable vehicles in Taiwan".--Kai3952 (talk) 10:14, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Photographs taken in places where photography is not permittedEdit

There are images in Wikimedia that have been licensed for commercial purposes despite having been taken in places (for example the British Museum) where photography, certainly for commercial purposes, is not permitted. Is there any formal verification that somebody contributing 'own work' was entitled to take photographs for such purposes in the first place? —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 16:01, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

In such places, photographers take photos at their own risk. Use of their photos in certain ways is prohibited by non-copyright restrictions. We have some tags for such photos to warn reusers in certain countries or circumstances of the risks, but we do not delete such photos because of such restrictions.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 21:07, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Best way to capture a photo from a copyright-free google/ bookEdit

Hi. I'm looking for the best way to capture photos from books that have been scanned are available from google books or All of these books are before 1923, so copyright has expired and are fully available on the sites. For example, I would like to upload this photo of Alice Hutchison (Page 163). Are there any tools to help? Thank you kindly. --Meanderingbartender (talk) 18:18, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Extraction from Google Books is tricky. However you can find this book at where downloading pages is easy, they even give you download links. -- (talk) 18:26, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion. In this case, this book scan on Archives is horrendous. Would it be acceptable to do a screenshot from google books? Thank you kindly --Meanderingbartender (talk) 18:32, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
Hi, I can't see the content. It seems to be restricted to the US. But as long as it in the public domain, it is fine. You can upload it on Commons with {{PD-1923}} for a book first published in the US before 1923. Regards, Yann (talk) 19:13, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
Use w:en:Pdfimages. I got File:Alice Hutchison.jpg out of it. - Alexis Jazz 20:44, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
Many of the Google scans/books can be found on HathiTrust, like this one, and you can just directly download the page image, though not the whole PDF. They also often offer multiple scans, though in this case the other scan is just the microfilm one found on the Internet Archive.--Prosfilaes (talk) 22:58, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
@Prosfilaes: that site is also only available in the U.S., perhaps no problem for Meanderingbartender but just so you know. For the photo it doesn't matter, but I wonder if Eva Shaw McLaren is Eva McLaren. I can't find any death date or just anything about "Eva Shaw McLaren". - Alexis Jazz 23:15, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
HathiTrust isn't only available in the US, but I believe they block just about everything published less than 140 years ago from worldwide views; see Newly Opened Worldwide: 1-1-2018, where 21,661 out of 23,153 works were published in 1877. So more like Google Books that the Internet Archive.--Prosfilaes (talk) 01:58, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
Right, I should have been more clear: this specific book is only available in the US on that site. On closer inspection it seems their source for the book actually is the digitzed version from Google, so they possibly just copy the restrictions from Google. It looks like Eva McLaren is indeed the writer, which would mean this book is actually PD-old-80. - Alexis Jazz 03:34, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
The universities' contracts with Google permit them to host their own copy of the Google scans of books Google scanned from their collections on HathiTrust, as long as they keep any ability to download the whole book limited to their schools. I was under the impression that the Google PDF was going to be more highly compressed than the scans on HathiTrust, but it looks like, at least in this case, that wasn't true. They don't just copy Google's restrictions; their value in many cases is the fact that they make works that are PD-US but published after 1922 available, which Google doesn't. I think they spend much more time trying to establish freedom of works for the US (and their member universities) than they worry about outside the US.--Prosfilaes (talk) 20:11, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

My articleEdit

Hello there, I don't know if this has been a problem before...maybe. But I made an article about Johannes-David Schwarzmann and I know that there where no copyright issues with it. Never the less it is deleted now. There was obviously a discussion about it, but I didn't have the opportunity to log in for quite a while now, so there was no chance for me to participate. And I don't even know why it was deleted. I would appreciate it if anybody could help me on this

Cheers Zwetschkenjoe — Preceding unsigned comment added by Zwetschkenjoe (talk • contribs) 20:27, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

@Zwetschkenjoe: de:J-D Schwarzmann was deleted per the discussion at de:Wikipedia:Löschkandidaten/12. März 2018#J-D Schwarzmann (gelöscht) for lack of relevance, or lack of what we refer to in enwiki as "notability".   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 20:54, 20 April 2018 (UTC)
Zwetschkenjoe, das ist hier Commons, aber zunächst einmal: Worauf Jeff richtig hingewiesen hat, gab es eine Löschdiskussion, auf die Du wie üblich selbst hingewiesen wurdest: de:Benutzer Diskussion:Zwetschkenjoe#J-D Schwarzmann (der Artikeltitel ist übrigens schlecht gewählt und wäre so oder so ziemlich schnell geändert worden). Auch wenn Du schreibst, Du hättest nicht die Möglichkeit gehabt, an der Diskussion teilzunehmen, wäre der Artikel sicherlich auch bei deiner Teilnahme gelöscht worden, eben wegen (eventuell noch) fehlender Relevanz. Du kannst den löschenden Admin Kurator71 fragen, ob er dir eine Kopie schickt oder in deinen Benutzerraum legt.
Nun ist hier Commons und da geht es dann eher um das von dir hochgeladene Bild Johannes-David Schwarzmann ©Klemens Dellacher.jpg, für das ein Löschantrag existiert. Diskutiert wird der in Commons:Deletion requests/File:Johannes-David Schwarzmann ©Klemens Dellacher.jpg, aber auch darauf wurdest Du hingewiesen, nämlich auf Deiner Diskussionsseite in Commons. Und etwas weiteres ist Commons nicht anders als in der deutschen Wikipedia: Man soll seine Beiträge signieren. Dafür gibt es im Wikieditor ein entsprechendes Symbol (das mit dem Stift) oder Du setzt von Hand vier auffeinanderfolgende Tilden ans Ende: ~~~~. — Speravir – 22:41, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Your web page.Edit

I uploaded 97 photographs on Wikimedia Commons and I'd like to view them and possibly edit them, but I see no way to do it. Every time I use the search box to try to find the answer I get the same result "create a page on this wiki". How the heck do you do that and what is a wiki? And why don't you have a link that simply says view your uploads? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Johnckarnes (talk • contribs) 23:12, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

You have 1 photograph on Wikimedia Commons: Special:ListFiles/Johnckarnes. - Alexis Jazz 00:10, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
If images are deleted you usually get a note that gives the reason why an admin deleted it (though giving actual reasons is a courtesy) and if you contest this deletion there is a page for that at Commons:Undeletion requests because otherwise you won't be able to view them, note that actual copyright © violations won't get restored and are best uploaded to Wikipedia where fair use is allowed (please read Commons:Scope and Commons:Licensing). --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 06:20, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

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Comment reviewing your upload log I can't seem to find any other uploads, I was going to write about how it was often possible for admins to speedy delete images without giving an actual reason like INeverCry did with always just writing "Copyright violation: See commons:licensing" and many immediate copyright © violations such as of non-simple logo's that are not Template:PD-ineligible but from what I can tell none of the images you uploaded were ever deleted, did you by any chance uploaded them with a different account? Because images uploaded with other accounts aren't visible in the upload log with this one. Maybe you uploaded them to a Wikipedia because those images also aren't visible on Wikimedia Commons. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 06:25, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
I had already checked that. There is 1 photograph and that's it. Nothing deleted, nothing on other wikis. @Johnckarnes: either you uploaded the other photos using another account or you made a mistake during the upload. Maybe you can tell us what those photos were showing, filenames and descriptions. If we find one maybe we'll find the others. You can also just try to upload them again. If they are already here, you will be given the link. If not, proceed with the upload. - Alexis Jazz 10:18, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

Flickr2Commons issuesEdit

I haven't been able to use Flickr2Commons for about a month or so on my cell.-phone, is there a way where I can report issues I have with the service? From what I understand the Phabeicator is only for Wikimedia Foundation designed features. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 06:27, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

@Donald Trung: you lost the link to Commons talk:Flickr2Commons? You've already been there. Nobody seems to read it though. User talk:Magnus Manske suggests going to - Alexis Jazz 10:23, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
That site doesn't work well with any of the browsers on my iPad. :(   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 12:42, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

Article not postedEdit

A few weeks back, I wrote an article on Wiki about Christoph Schlick and published it. I made the changes that were proposed but still can't see the article on Wikipedia. how long will it take until it goes public? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sinnzentrumy, (talk • contribs) 16:04, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

Changes to Wikipedia articles are instantly visible, but this is the Wikimedia Commons help desk, so you could better ask questions here. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 18:39, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
@Sinnzentrum, Donald Trung: While Donald's answer here would have been correct if you mean the English-language Wikipedia, I'm guessing you meant the German-language Wikipedia. Use de:Wikipedia:Fragen zur Wikipedia. Auf Deutsch, na sicher. - Jmabel ! talk 23:12, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

High resolution GIF-imagesEdit

I just uploaded the File:Unitycircle-complex.gif on the information page I get an error Note: Due to technical limitations, thumbnails of high resolution GIF images such as this one will not be animated., but there is no information about what's required to avoid this limitation. Additionally is it possible to upload a low resolution version and not replace the higher resolution version? BFG (talk) 18:27, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

Do COM:MAXTHUMB and Template:LargeGIF help? (I cannot tell more than waht is written there.) — Speravir – 01:10, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

old picturesEdit

If I find and old (pre-1923 copyright era) picture on a State of Tennessee web site can I copy it and post it on Commons or is it covered by a copy right for the web site? Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 19:01, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

You ask a simple question to which only a very long answer can be given.. I'll try to keep it short.
  • The State of Tennessee may or may not be the author of the picture.
  • The picture may or may not have been published before 1923.
  • If the work is from another country, it may require its author to have kicked the bucket at least 70 years ago.
  • If it was never published before 2003 it may still be covered by copyright.
  • It may be a derivative work, for example: a photo of a painting that was made by a European painter who died less than 70 years ago.
  • If it's not within scope we don't want it.
Undoubtedly I am forgetting half a dozen of pitfalls. Try COM:HIRTLE for the US, Commons:Copyright rules by territory for other countries and for works from unknown authors outside the US COM:WORSTCASE. - Alexis Jazz 19:14, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
Thank you Alexis, I'll drag these answers back into my cave and mull them over. Thanks for your well though out and spelled out reply. Carptrash (talk) 19:30, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
User:Alexis Jazz: This grew out of a request I made for this painting ✓  Done , this picture, and this picture (taken from this list). Perhaps the painting could be uploaded but we're not sure about the pictures? We already have paintings by the same artist: Category:Washington B. Cooper. And if I can find pictures of the house and the planter on, does the article have to date back to 1923, or do we need to know when the picture was taken? The house was demolished in the 1930s.Zigzig20s (talk) 19:36, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
Please ping me if/when you reply. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 22:43, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
@Zigzig20s: No U.S. newspaper outside of New York City ever renewed copyrights when they expired after 28 years, which was required under the U.S. copyright law of that era. So if it was copyrighted by a U.S. newspaper before 1964, it is safe to use {{PD-US-not renewed}}. - Jmabel ! talk 23:17, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
You would be safe if you would find a publication before 1923 or (as Jmabel said) a publication before 1964 without notice/renewal. When the picture was taken doesn't really matter, publication date and death date of the author does. But unless you find that publication you couldn't possibly figure this out, uncovering a possibly much greater problem and something I have overseen. I will address this further at Commons:Village pump/Copyright#Publish date issues. @Zigzig20s: @Carptrash: please go there. To be clear: I hope I'm wrong about what I say there. - Alexis Jazz 23:28, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
Hi. Could you please upload this picture? It's a start...Zigzig20s (talk) 23:31, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
Also this picture (I haven't created his article yet so it's not a huge priority, but it may be useful later). I'm really looking for a picture of the house and the patriarch now...Zigzig20s (talk) 23:34, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
This picture of the house.Zigzig20s (talk) 23:43, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
And this one of the house.Zigzig20s (talk) 23:44, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
I can't find a picture of Joseph Thorpe Elliston on That one may have to wait. Could you please let me know (and ping) when you have managed to upload those pictures? Thanks!Zigzig20s (talk) 23:50, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
@Zigzig20s: File:William Robert Elliston in The Tennessean 1898.jpg - Alexis Jazz 00:02, 22 April 2018 (UTC) is from 1895. (and the pattern could be cleaned up) In general I think Commons never really concerned itself much with anything more than 120 years old, but now I want to see what comes from the question I asked at the copyright VP. - Alexis Jazz 00:08, 22 April 2018 (UTC)


Liebe Spezialisten, ich hatte gern in der Category:Möhrendorfer_Wasserschöpfräder eine Sub-Kategorie "Aufbau und Technik" für Bilder die ebendies beschreiben, unabhängig von bestimmten Rädern. Könnte mir bitte jemand so etwas korrekt einrichten? Danke, --Markus (talk) 21:51, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

  • I'm guessing that in this context "Aufbau und Technik" should be understood as "structure and technology", although it can also mean "construction and technology" if by "Aufbau" you mean the process of constructing, rather than the thing that results. I'm afraid my German isn't good enough to explain that in German -- I read a lot better than I write -- but I'm guessing someone can translate the prior sentence . - Jmabel ! talk 23:25, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
"Aufbau" means "the process of stitching the parts together", "Technik" means "technology/functionality/how it works" - but in the categoy picturess about "bulding parts" and "constructon of parts" are welcome too. Because people who work with "Möhendorfer Wasserräder" speak German, a German category will be ok (and better understandable than an English translation ;-) Bests, --Markus (talk) 23:47, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

Public Domain Mark 1.0Edit

What is the correct public domain licensing template for an image that is licensed under "Public Domain Mark 1.0?" See here for more information.--SkyGazer 512 (talk) 00:51, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

@SkyGazer 512: that is not an actual licence, so such images have to be treated on a case-by-case basis to determine exactly why they might qualify as PD. If you have a particulat example in mind, please post a link.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 01:07, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
There was recently a very similar question at the Village Pump regarding Flickr images with this license mark. For these read what is written in template {{Flickr-public domain mark}}, but this should be valid in general, as well. — Speravir – 00:13, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

Re-usage of submissionEdit

Hello, need some help on re-usage of my contribution under CC section, where I am not mentioned in the publication. Isn't it against the rule? Here is the link - Photograph of the tusked bull elephant was my submission under commons section and the publication do not acknowledge it.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Pradipta Majumder (talkcontribs) 07:23, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
  1. On the talk page of your photo, add and fill out {{published}} with "legal=no" and a comment explaining.
  2. All Commons can do to help you in the legal matter is to explain how it is normal for you to proceed with such a problem: your copyright has been violated, not ours, so Commons has no legal standing in this matter. See Commons:Enforcing license terms and especially Template:License enforcement request. - Jmabel ! talk 07:48, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

File:Taipei Bus 045-U5 out of service 20131203.jpgEdit

The route 307 bus goes between Taipei City and New Taipei City, but I'm not sure how to name categories. For example, Category:Taipei buses on route 307 and Category:Bus on route 307 in Taipei, do you think the two are the same meaning?--Kai3952 (talk) 16:04, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

@Kai3952: What organization runs that bus line? How wide is the geographical area served by that organization?   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 18:44, 22 April 2018 (UTC)
It is operated by Taipei Bus Company, Ltd.. This company operating services in Taipei City and New Taipei City. But it also operates tour bus services and bus charter services and can serve all of Taiwan.--Kai3952 (talk) 01:24, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
@Kai3952: I suggest Category:307 (Taipei Bus Company bus), which conforms with Category:M42 (New York City bus).   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 15:46, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for your suggestion. I think, I should spend more time thinking about this.--Kai3952 (talk) 10:08, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Page deletion cause and I do I restore my written pageEdit

Dear Hope you are well. I want to know why my sandbox Md. Simul Bhuyan was deleted. Since I did not save the page anywhere, how can I restore my sandbox page with all information. Please help me to fix the problem. Regards, Simul — Preceding unsigned comment added by Md. Simul Bhuyan (talk • contribs) 02:38, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

  • You have only two prior edits on Wikimedia Commons, both uploads: File:Md. Simul Bhuyan.jpg and File:Simul Upload22.jpg. You have no deleted edits here. I suspect you are writing to the wrong website. Perhaps Wikipedia, either in English or in some other language? - Jmabel ! talk 09:58, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
@Md. Simul Bhuyan: Please read en:User talk:Md. Simul Bhuyan#Speedy deletion nomination of User:Md. Simul Bhuyan/sandbox carefully, and don't advertise here either.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 15:35, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

Cannot Upload a file to a particular page!Edit

I'm having a great deal of trouble and can't figure out how to upload an image to a particular page. I've tried repeatedly, but all I've succeeded in doing is creating a new page for myself that I didn't want (File:AirmobileCombatCavBadge.jpg), but I cannot post this image to the page I want to ... "Unofficial badges of the United States military". I have started over, multiple times, but nothing seems to work. Now I have multiple images uploaded (same image with different names) because I have tried so many times.


Kirk Davis kirk (something) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kksdoreodog2 (talk • contribs) 13:26, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

@Kksdoreodog2: You probably don't like spam, so I removed some of your mail address. What is the page you are trying to upload to? - Alexis Jazz 13:30, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
@Kksdoreodog2: You may edit en:Unofficial badges of the United States military using the syntax shown at en:Help:Files. Thank you for your service.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 15:30, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

Warum springt der Cursor bei ändern einer Kategorie ans Ende?Edit

Hallo! Eine Sache die mich schon lange nervt. Wenn ich eine Kategorie ändern will in dem ich ein Wort vor das schon vorhandene schreiben will springt der Cursor nach dem ersten Buchstaben ans Ende und ich muss erst zurückgehen um weiter zu schreiben.
Beispiel: Ich will aus Kategorie "Germany", "Bicycles in Germany" machen. Ich scheibe das B vor Germany und der Cursor springt ans Ende von Germany, so dass ich erst mit Maus oder Pfeiltasten zuück muss.
Soll das so sein, wenn ja warum? --Hiddenhauser (talk) 14:59, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

  • There is a possibility that your mouse cursor is also involved in this, and that you are accidentally touching a touchpad or such that is bringing the edit cursor to the mouse cursor. Is this on a device (such as a laptop) with a touchpad? Is the mouse cursor at the location to which the edit cursor moves? - Jmabel ! talk 22:27, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • No, i use a PC. The mouse could not be the problem.--Hiddenhauser (talk) 10:19, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
    • I can confirm this behaviour of HotCat and I find it pretty annoying. --El Grafo (talk) 11:21, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
      Yes, <input> elements in HotCat certainly are overloaded with interactive rubbish. It has nothing to do with pointer devices and I use traditional desktop browsers exclusively. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 13:19, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
      • Ah, Hot-cat. You hadn't mentioned that. I thought you were editing the wikitext directly and this happened. - Jmabel ! talk 16:19, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
      • Someone who uses Hot-cat may want to field this. - Jmabel ! talk 16:19, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
        • Sorry for the confusion i caused, i did'nt know that this is HotCat.--Hiddenhauser (talk) 17:19, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Argazkien lizentziakEdit

Igo dezaket wikipediara Facebooken dagoen argazki bat? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Josutoja (talk • contribs) 07:49, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Library Images With Text In Top Left And URL In Bottom RightEdit

I own a library of unique photographs on a specialist niche subject, which I took during a major project. Each of these has the technical name of the item in text in the top left hand corner, and the URL of the published work in the bottom right hand corner. The question is, is this acceptable here, or would I have to edit/crop each image for upload? —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2A00:23C4:9285:B300:B956:A09:AC3E:7E3 (talk) 09:58, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

First, you will need to login before uploading. We prefer images without visible watermarks, please see COM:WATERMARK.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 14:41, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
But we prefer images with watermarks to no images at all, and if the crop will be "lossy" it may be worth uploading as they are, and then using CropTool to do your crop inside Commons, so that the fuller original is "recorded", even if you will then overwrite it with the cropped version. - Jmabel ! talk 16:33, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for that info. It does raise a question about the way I have indicated source on all the images, of which I have hundreds, some of which are fairly unique. This is how I have done it throughout the project: If I were to upload these and others here, would I have to edit them all? —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2a00:23c4:9285:b300:811:45f7:4ec3:6ebb (talk) 11:14, 25 April 2018‎ (UTC)
You could use {{trimming|date=2018-04-25|comment=Remove corner text}}. However, please be aware that we do not support the "nc" and "nd" restrictions you use on, please see COM:L.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 11:14, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Thanks again. Yes, I understand about the "nc" and "nd" restrictions: I am here to evaluate the effort should I upload and extend the license type. Looking at that template it does sound like many of the images can be cropped via parameters, rather than having to be manually cut/edited (which is good news of course). I also assume from this that if I simply uploaded asis the images might be removed. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2A00:23C4:9285:B300:811:45F7:4EC3:6EBB (talk) 12:07, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
It's hard to be certain about anything around here, but those images are clearly useful for an educational purpose even with the watermarks. I'd be quite surprised if any of them were deleted. Here are a couple of examples of similar watermarks that have survived deletion requests: File:Lunar Eclipse - April 4, 2015 from Melbourne (FL) (17028468841).jpg, File:Lunar Eclipse - April 4, 2015 from Melbourne (FL) (16410545874).jpg. If you upload the images with watermarks, it's quite likely that someone else will edit them to remove the watermarks eventually. --bjh21 (talk) 13:38, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Thank you: that helps. I'll now discuss this with the publisher and go from there. Hopefully if I do upload, common sense will prevail, particularly given the safety orientation of the work. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2A00:23C4:9285:B300:D1D3:B82B:3C66:2099 (talk) 17:31, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

How to deal with widely used, misidentified plant image?Edit

When I uploaded File:Musa textilis - Manila Hemp - desc-flower.jpg, I based the filename on the plant identification label I found in front of it at the Washington DC Botanical Garden. This was probably a mistake; I have since been informed that rather than w:Musa textilis, this is almost certainly w:Musa balbisiana. Unfortunately, this image has been widely used under the incorrect identification, including on various-language Wikipedias and the wider web. So far all I've done is changed the category and description, and I know the next step is asking a steward for a rename, but what are the next steps beyond that? Any and all advice welcome! (Preferably on File talk:Musa textilis - Manila Hemp - desc-flower.jpg to keep the discussion in one place.) -- Phyzome (talk) 14:06, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

@Phyzome: I can rename the image without replacement—under your responsibility—and then you’ll redirect the title to any image representing Musa textilis, at your discretion. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 14:14, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
@Incnis Mrsi: Thanks -- could you rename it to "Musa balbisiana - desc-flower.jpg"? (What do you mean by redirecting the title?) -- Phyzome (talk) 18:54, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
@Phyzome: he means: find image of an actual musa textilis and he will make any wiki using "Musa textilis - Manila Hemp - desc-flower.jpg" start showing that instead. Too late though: you replaced the redirect with text, breaking the image across wikis without triggering User:CommonsDelinker. Now User:Plantdrew has replaced the image (almost?) everywhere with File:AmCyc Manila Hemp.jpg. This looks accurate, but is a completely different kind of image so not really ideal. - Alexis Jazz 23:41, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
This is kind of funny. - Alexis Jazz 00:08, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Información para justificar Creative CommonsEdit

Estimados amigos. Por favor necesito ayuda, estoy escribiendo un libro sobre Egipto, y resulta que busco fotografías para incluirlas en mi libro. Unas están en dominio público y otras están en Creative Commons, quiero justificarlo legal, para no tener problemas. Mi pregunta es ¿cómo debo de poner la Fuente?

ESTE EJEMPLO ESTA CORRECTO: Foto: Wikipedida dominio público Foto: Wikimedia Commons / Vicente Alcaraz

Se pone el nombre del autor de la fotografía como aparece arriba Vicente Alcaraz Es así el procedimiento como hacerlo o por favor me rectifiquen como se debe de hacer. Muchas gracias por la gran ayuda e información. Un abrazo Narciso Casas Casas Callado (talk) 16:53, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

Translation: <Start of translation> Dear friends. I need your help. I am writing a book about Egypt, and I am looking for pics to include in the book. Some [of the pics I am interested in] are in the public domain and others are in Creative Commons. I want to use them with legal justification, so as not to run into problems. My questions is: How should I report the Source?

[IS] THIS THE CORRECT FORMAT: Photo: Wikipedia public domain Photo: Wikipedia Commons / Vicente Alcaraz

Is the correct procedure to include the name of the author of the photograph as shown above [for] Vicente Alcaraz[?] Is this the correct procedure or [if not] would you clarify how it is done[?] Thanks for the help and information. Regards, "Narciso Casas". <End of translation> Translated by: Mercy11 (talk) 03:11, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

@Casas Callado:

  • Copyrights are held by (typically) photographers, not by us. Wikipedia (vs. Wikimedia Commons) is not involved in any way. And crediting even Wikimedia Commons is not required, except that when the only identification of the photographer is "account-name on Wikimedia Commons, then you need it for context
  • "In Creative Commons" actually means several different licenses, which have their different requirements. You really should read the individual licenses, because some can be a bit tricky. The following is approximate, and should not be read as legal advice; in particular, some of the licenses may have numbered versions, with slightly different rules, and some other licenses I'm thinking of may also arise. The typical licenses here are:
    • CC-0: you can treat this like public domain.
    • CC-BY: you must credit the author; the individual photo may be specific as to the wording of that credit.
    • CC-BY-SA: you must credit the author and indicate the license. Any changes you make (e.g. if you clean up colors) must also be licensed as CC-BY-SA; and you must be clear about the terms of the license. On the copyrights page you should link,, etc.
      • E.g. this photo that I took, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0, indicates to credit me as "Joe Mabel", not just my account name, so you'd credit as "Joe Mabel, CC-BY-SA 3.0". (If "Joe Mabel" weren't specified, and if this were CC-BY instead of you could just use "Wikimedia Commons/jmabel, CC-BY-SA 3.0".)
  • I hope that helps. Let me know if you need me to write this again in Spanish, or if you need more detail. I'm in a hurry right now, so I wrote in my native English. - Jmabel ! talk 07:06, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

"千秋府" looks like it is in the middle of the road. Is it a "corner building"?Edit

File:千秋府.jpg shows a Chinese temple, but I'm not sure if it is a "corner building". Because this temple looks like it is in the middle of the road.--Kai3952 (talk) 10:03, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

@Kai3952: One could say that it is on two corners.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 10:52, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Temple built in the middle of the road, which is often seen in Taiwan. In this case, like a "refuge island" or a "roundabout", so I'm not sure if "corner building" is a suitable category. Do you mean to tell me that you think it is a "corner building"?--Kai3952 (talk) 12:40, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Interestingly, there is no parent category for this on Category:Temple Bar Marker in London, either, which I was hoping to be able to use as a paradigm. - Jmabel ! talk 14:26, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
I think the important feature of a corner building is that it faces onto two roads, and the two faces are of roughly equal importance (e.g. File:5 Caibarienmusee.jpg). Alternatively, they might make a feature of being on a corner, with a tower or turret (e.g. File:Chippewa County Bank.jpg). By contrast, this temple clearly has a front (facing the pedestrian crossing) and a side (facing the road). So I would say that it isn't a corner building. Really, though, people creating categories like Category:Corner buildings should explain what they mean so we don't have to infer it from the category name and some examples. --bjh21 (talk) 16:25, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
It now appears that there is a new problem: How we should use "Category:Corner buildings"? Also, what do most people understand about the term "corner building"?--Kai3952 (talk) 20:41, 26 April 2018 (UTC)


アップロードウィザードで複数ファイルをまとめてアップロードするときに、「許可する権利」を一括で設定したのちに各ファイルのタイトルやデータを入力しますが、従来なら入力フォームがアップロードされた分表示されたのに最初の一点しか表示されません。「次へ」ボタンを押しても1点目のアップロードができないだけでなく2点目以降のファイルに対する入力フォームが表示されず、作業が停滞しています。一点だけアップロードした場合は普通にアップロードが成功するのですが、なぜこうなってしまうのでしょうか?ウェブブラウザーはFirefox59.0.2(32bit)です。--Comyu (talk) 17:17, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

Do you think the bus is an automobile?Edit

Look at this edit. This looks like someone confused the term "bus" with "automobile." Do you think the bus is an automobile?--Kai3952 (talk) 19:54, 25 April 2018 (UTC)

  • At least in U.S. and UK English, a bus is not ever referred to as an automobile. Not even a VW microbus, as far as I can think of! - Jmabel ! talk 20:00, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
May be. There is Category:Views from buses in Taiwan‎, which is part of Category:Views from automobiles in Taiwan‎. Ruslik (talk) 20:02, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: Can you please clarify what you mean by "which is part of Category:Views from automobiles in Taiwan‎"? Is it like this one: File:台中市 北區 Taichung City - panoramio.jpg, at the same time photographed a bus and an automobile?--Kai3952 (talk) 21:08, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Buses are technically automobiles, along with trucks, vans, and cars like sedans and coupes - they are self moving under their own power without a horse or a cable system to help them. Old sets of words for automobiles include motor coaches and horseless carriages. Perhaps what you mean is Category:Views from cars in Taiwan‎. Not usually the best views, but...   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 00:45, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
No, what I see from this edit is: "Category:Views from automobiles in Taiwan." Are you telling me that buses is part of automobiles, but the term "automobile" is not equal to "car"?--Kai3952 (talk) 02:48, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
In some crazy over-technical sense a bus is an automobile. So is a wind-up toy. No normal human ever uses the word that way. - Jmabel ! talk 06:15, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
en:Automobile agrees. --ghouston (talk) 06:17, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
Not that I call a bus an automobile, but stating that someone who does so is not normal...? Richard 06:21, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
I'm not meaning to suggest that they suffer from some sort of abnormality, but that this they are not being normal in their usage. Just like someone might insist on referring to a bumper car as a "motor vehicle". Technically they would be correct, but normally no one talking about "motor vehicles" is thinking of a bumper car. - Jmabel ! talk 07:22, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
@Richardw: I agree what you said, but the problem is from "this edit." As far as I know, User:Howard61313 is a user from Taiwan, because most Taiwanese speak "Standard Chinese" as their native language. Therefore, I read this article "zh:汽车," and "zh:汽车#分類" suggests that a bus is part of an automobile. It now appears that there is a new problem: Which one is correct, en:Car or zh:汽车?--Kai3952 (talk) 16:23, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
@Jmabel: What you said to me is "technically." I read this article "en:Car," but I didn't see the term "bus," and so far I still don't understand why you think a bus is part of an automobile. Do you use "this way" to speak the term automobile in English-speaking countries?--Kai3952 (talk) 16:23, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
  • We absolutely don't include buses, and that's why I said it's "not normal", and it certainly isn't how we should use it here. When I said it was technically true, I meant that if you go back to etymology and the definition when the term first arose, it simply meant a road vehicle that had an engine. But I think the use had come to exclude buses even before 1900! Just like when a person walks into a zoo they don't become in any relevant sense "an animal in a zoo" for the duration of their visit. - 22:00, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

هل ممكنEdit

ممكن ارفع صور من اعمالي لي اني احتاجها في مقالتي وشكرا--ندى دياتي (talk) 14:37, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

  • That is much too vague a question to answer; can someone who speaks Arabic please engage with this person? - Jmabel ! talk 15:14, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

Allegorical paintingsEdit

Dear Commons Help Desk, my name is Matthias Laurenz Gräff, and I am the painter of two allegorical paintings - File:Matthias Laurenz Gräff. "Trump. The Killing Machine".jpg and File:Matthias Laurenz Gräff, "Riot, Rock City (Allegorie auf H. C. Strache und das gleichnamige Musikalbum").jpg - which are based on Albumcovers, see (original here and original here). In the discussion about deleting this two images two people argue that my paintings are a copyright injury, derivative work (discussion see here Commons:Deletion requests/File:Matthias Laurenz Gräff._"Trump. The_Killing_Machine".jpg and Commons:Deletion requests/File:Matthias Laurenz Gräff, "Riot, Rock_City (Allegorie_auf H._C. Strache und das gleichnamige_Musikalbum").jpg). This is a misconception, because this painting fall under artistic freedom; its a seperate allegorical artwork with a different theme as the cover painting! Please help me if there is a opportunity to save both images on Commons! Kind regards! --Donald1972 (talk) 18:53, 26 April 2018 (UTC)

  • Artistic freedom gives you the right to make a derivative work, but it does not cease to be derivative. - Jmabel ! talk 21:22, 26 April 2018 (UTC)
Riot, Rock City is a US work, and thus US rules are relevant here. Leibovitz v. Paramount Pictures Corp. and Dr. Seuss Enterprises v. Penguin Books USA seem to be relevant cases; the first distinguishes between two photographs based on minor, yet significant differences that these copies lack. The second states that taking from a preexisting work to comment on another subject is not parody.--Prosfilaes (talk) 04:50, 27 April 2018 (UTC)