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Setting event-handler attributes only_selected="false" is not allowed in SVG files.Edit

I am getting the following error when trying to upload a SVG file:

Setting event-handler attributes only_selected="false" is not allowed in SVG files.

What does this mean? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Keministi (talk • contribs) 23:33, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Perhelion, do you have a clue? Sounds like the user wanted to upload a SVG with illegal attributes in it. It seems the error message is a special Mediawiki thing, searching for this I got exactly one older result: an archived question from Commons: Help desk, asked by John9474. — Speravir – 01:48, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
@Keministi, Speravir: Yes, function code (JS) is not allowed on MediaWiki. -- User: Perhelion 19:31, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
PS: @Keministi: which SVG tool you use? You should search and delete the relevant code and retry it. -- User: Perhelion 19:43, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
@Perhelion: Inkscape 0.92.2. I can open the SVG file with a text editor and apparently it uses XML syntax (I'm not too familiar with SVG files). I removed all the only_selected="false" /> -lines and the file got broken. Then tried to replace all the original lines with only_selected="true" />, the file worked, but I couldn't upload the file to wikimedia. I got the error Setting event-handler attributes only_selected="true" is not allowed in SVG files.". Suggestions? Keministi (talk) 17:15, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
Yes, SVG is XML based, see also en:Scalable Vector Graphics. Can you give a link to this SVG file? Perhaps you have deleted too much or have to delete more. Changing the value of an illegal attribute does obviously not help – the (Javascript) attribute will still be illegal. — Speravir – 18:22, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Downloading Flickr files with descriptionsEdit

Is there a tool that would download the flickr files, and their descriptions? Can Commonist read those files? I am rather annoyed I wasted an hour looking for download tools.

I was trying to transfer the above link but the description has a link shortener (blocked on spam list).

Any tool (free) would be great. Artix Kreiger (talk) 22:41, 26 January 2018 (UTC)

anyone?? Artix Kreiger (talk) 01:46, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
, can you help? I think you are doing this frequently. — Speravir – 00:11, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
Most were uploaded previously and were either put somewhere in Images released by British Library Images Online or Images from the British Library Mechanical Curator collection. Others Artix Kreiger has already done with F2C, such as Christmas Carol Leaflets. If in doubt, a search for the FlickrID will find matches or prove it's not here.
Those that were missed by previous passes have now been uploaded using my custom User:Fæ/Flickr API detail upload method and placed in the bucket category Christmas and Winter Scenes from the British Library Mechanical Curator collection.
@Artix Kreiger: In the Leaflets example above, the description field is not displaying correctly due to odd characters in the description. I expect the same will be true of your other F2C uploads in this set.
-- (talk) 07:59, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
ah ok. I'll tkae a look at the link. Artix Kreiger (talk) 19:37, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:GabrielBouck.jpgEdit

Hello, I've included in the description the source of the image and the fact that I have received permission from the Wisconsin Historical Society. I can forward someone the email I received from their archivist if necessary. I'm not exactly sure how to properly attribute the image other than putting in the description the information that they asked me to. Please let me know how I can fix this properly!

--Gbouck (talk) 20:41, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

  • Is this 1877 image even copyrighted? If so, how do the Wisconsin Historical Society come to hold the copyright? If it's not copyrighted, then it just needs a {{PD-US}} tag. If it is, and if Wisconsin Historical Society holds the copyright, what license precisely are they granting? See COM:OTRS for how they can explicitly provide a license. - Jmabel ! talk 23:13, 7 February 2018 (UTC)
The source page says 1895, photographer unknown. So if unpublished its copyright would have expired in 2016. But if it was first published since 1923 (with any necessary notices and renewals) it would get 95 years from that date.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 08:56, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Thank you both for your help. This should certainly be public domain. I have updated the photo info to reflect that it is now public domain, and I updated the publishing date to 1895 to reflect the information on the source site. I think everything should be good now? Thank you! Gbouck (talk) 16:25, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

ٌInformation IntegrityEdit


IT looks a great map, just want to ask you what is your resource regarding city/village locations in Syria, from Goole maps for example? and when you update the map conflict area from where you take the information?

Thank you Best —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 08:20, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

  • Could you link to the map you are talking about? We have a lot of maps of Syria, no way to know which one you are talking about. - Jmabel ! talk 17:00, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Cannot upload a file via MediaWiki UploadWizardEdit

Hi All,

I've tried to upload a file to Wiki Commons using the MediaWiki UploadWizard I've just installed but any upload stalls. I'm trying to upload a 15kb file size but hangs - no errors and the progress bar time keeps on climbing.

Below is the environment I'm trying on with versions:

Upload Wizard 1.5.0 GPL-2.0+

Product Version MediaWiki 1.26.0 PHP 5.5.9-1ubuntu4.17 (apache2handler) MySQL 5.5.46-0ubuntu0.14.04.2 ICU 52.1

Thank you in advance :-) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Francke1 (talk • contribs) 10:24, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Do these same issues happen if you use the web browser version of the UploadWizard? --Donald Trung (Talk 💬) ("The Chinese Coin Troll" 👿) (Articles 📚) 21:26, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Indonesian E-mailEdit

I send the evidences of licenses for the pictures that I've uploaded. I used Indonesian for that evidence with the copyright holder and I sent those evidences to Is it okay to do so? --Elbert Ziv Hitipeuw (talk) 12:48, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Yes, it is okay but there may be a deficit of Indonesian fluent people among OTRS volunteers. Ruslik (talk) 19:59, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
@Elbert Ziv Hitipeuw If you are interested in joining the OTRS yourself you can also apply as people with knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia are always welcome. --Donald Trung (Talk 💬) ("The Chinese Coin Troll" 👿) (Articles 📚) 21:24, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Uploading online public domain photos of paintingsEdit

I would appreciate help as a beginner. I want to upload, to Wikimedia, online auction photos of paintings of an artist who died in 1875. And then transfer them to a Wikipedia article, on the artist, that I have created. BFP1BFP1 (talk) 12:21, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

@BFP1: Do you have an example?   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 12:27, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • In general, if the artist died in 1875 this should be no problem. A photograph or scan of a 2-D work creates no new copyright. In some cases you might have to crop out a frame, because a frame is 3-D so a photograph of a frame is considered creative. The right license tag would be {{PD-old-auto-1923|1875}}.
  • Once uploaded, you would use them in Wikipedia exactly like any other photo. - Jmabel ! talk 16:55, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Albaniku.jpgEdit

Why can not it be accepted Albaniku.jpg ?

--Tetova123 (talk) 13:16, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

  • Jcb deleted it as a copyright violation, but didn't say how he knows that. You'd have to contact him for further details. - Jmabel ! talk 16:51, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
File was grabbed from the web, uploader even gave the url. Jcb (talk) 17:01, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

Image previewEdit

There is a way of, before uploading an image to the Commons, to see a preview? This is useful for SVG diagrams, who don't have allways exactly the same image in our personal computer and in the Commons (for example, I had to make 6 or 7 uploads of this diagram - and "polluting" the history with garbage - until it becomes equal to what I wanted).--MiguelMadeira (talk) 22:38, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

Most of the time I upload JPG files the preview is squished to about 1/4 the true height.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 23:42, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
Any pre-upload preview isn't going to show how it looks when downloaded from Commons. - Jmabel ! talk 23:49, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
Meanwhile, I discovered something that could be what I want (at least, for SVG): Commons:Commons SVG Checker--MiguelMadeira (talk) 01:20, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Please fix Commons main Page (Pashto)Edit

(Moved her from Commons talk:Help desk. — Speravir – 17:43, 10 February 2018 (UTC))

There is a problem with date, mainpage show the date in our local language, so we are not able to translate the mainpage pictures and things to Pashto please help us link is Here Bloch khan (talk) 09:59, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

For Pashto Wikipedia or Pashto Wikimedia Commons? --Donald Trung (Talk 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 19:35, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

Please take a look at File:中央公園站 (2348824327).jpg. Do you think this picture shows a waterfall?Edit

Please take a look at File:中央公園站 (2348824327).jpg. The middle of the picture shows the water flowing down the stairs. I'm not sure it can be regarded as "waterfall" or not.--Kai3952 (talk) 10:44, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

In a broad sense yes- my native speaker grandchildren would say it had a 'waterfall running down the middle' I can't think of a better way to google it. --ClemRutter (talk) 12:45, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
Prettier picture File:CentralParkStation(KMRT-R9)inside.jpg and perhaps as an artificial decorative water feature it should be in Category:Fountains. Jim.henderson (talk) 13:13, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
I agree it's a waterfall, but I think a fountain would have to have some evidence of a capability to have visible movement of water in an upward trajectory (the fountains at the Palace and park of Versailles only operate on special occasions now, but they are still fountains).   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 14:27, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
Note we have Artificial waterfalls, which is under both Waterfalls and Fountains.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 19:38, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
So..."Artificial waterfalls" is the most suitable category?--Kai3952 (talk) 04:12, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
@Kai3952: It appears so.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 11:15, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

Renaming an image from Google Art ProjectEdit

(Moved here from Commons talk:Help desk. — Speravir – 17:56, 10 February 2018 (UTC))

I have been advised by administrator FunkMonk to seek a broader discussion on 'Commons talk:Help desk' about renaming an image uploaded by a bot from Google Arts & Culture:

..and this is the file here on Commons

c:File:Friedrich Overbeck - Joseph wird von seinen Brüdern verkauft (Casa Bartholdy in Rom) - Google Art Project.jpg

The renaming requests have been declined twice (1) by User:Richardkiwi and 2) by User:Marcus Cyron), so I would ask more users and administrators to look deeper into the matter, as overruling Google seems difficult. What you have to do is to look at the images. I admit it takes a bit longer.
To help you, the situation is also described on the talk page:

c:File talk:Friedrich Overbeck - Joseph wird von seinen Brüdern verkauft (Casa Bartholdy in Rom) - Google Art Project.jpg

In spite of what can be read on Google Arts & Culture, the artist is not Friedrich Overbeck but Philipp Veit, and the title is not Joseph wird von seinen Brüdern verkauft ('The Selling of Joseph'), but Die sieben fetten Jahre ('The Seven Fat Years')

The image is part of 'The History of Joseph', a series of frescos in Berlin: "Die Fresken der Casa Bartholdy", 1816/1817 (c:Category:Casa Bartholdy frescos) presented by Nationalgalerie der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz here:

(Google translates from German: 'The following wall pictures belong to the cycle (in the sequence of the action, see there)')
"... Zu dem Zyklus gehören die folgenden Wandbilder (in der Reihenfolge des Handlungsablaufs, siehe dort):

1. Friedrich Overbeck, »Joseph wird von seinen Brüdern verkauft«, 1817 <<<< This is another fresco File:Friedrich Overbeck 002.jpg
2. Wilhelm Schadow, »Jakobs Klage«, 1816/17
3. Philipp Veit, »Joseph und Potiphars Weib«, 1816
4. Wilhelm Schadow, »Joseph im Gefängnis«, 1817
5. Peter Cornelius, »Joseph deutet die Träume des Pharao«, 1816/17
6. Philipp Veit, »Die sieben fetten Jahre«, Lünettenbild, 1817 <<<< Correct artist an title for the image in discussion
7. Friedrich Overbeck, »Die sieben mageren Jahre«, Lünettenbild, 1816
8. Peter Cornelius, »Joseph gibt sich seinen Brüdern zu erkennen«, 1816/17


Furthermore has this page:

.. where by hoovering over the images one can read artist and title of the frescos.

This page

.. reads:

Philipp Veit
Die sieben fetten Jahre, 1817s
Fresko, 150 x 480 cm
Berlin, Nationalgalerie

Here on Commons another image from Category:Casa Bartholdy frescos has got it right: File:Philipp Veit 001.jpg
'The Selling og Joseph' is also already on Commons as File:Friedrich Overbeck 002.jpg
The easy part is to repeat to decline renaming, the difficult part is apparently to recognise a mistake made by Google. I admit it is not a ten-second-job.
So my request here is: could more users and administrators please discuss the situation. I hope you end up agreeing that the image should be renamed to a "more suitable name" and the mistake thereby be corrected.
(The discussion on Danish Wikipedia can be found here: da:Brugerdiskussion:Brams#The_Selling_of_Joseph)
-- PHansen (talk) 09:43, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

OK, once more...: the really important place for correcting things is not the title. At the end you can give everything every title - it doesn't matter. The really important place to correct things is the description. Also of importance are the category. You always just try to change the unimportant file name. It would be stupid to rename against the discription. But as long you seem to think, that it's not necessary to change the description and the categories (I don't know about the problem, so I will not do it), why we should rename the file? You write here this long text, but you are unwilling to do it on the file's page. I don't understand such a behaviour. Marcus Cyron (talk) 09:57, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
First @FunkMonk: Commons talk:Help desk is for discussion about Commons:Help desk. I moved it therefore here.
Second, I agree with Marcus with one exception, but I guess he just was a bit unclear about this: “At the end you can give everything every title - it doesn't matter.” is not fully right, because according to Commons:File renaming the title has to decribe the topic.
Meanwhile another Danish user, Villy Fink Isaksen, made the necessary changes for the file in its description and I did the renaming. — Speravir – 17:56, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
I missed the ping @PHansen:. — Speravir – 18:05, 10 February 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Resolved
I think that this question was replied to adequately based on the supplied information. If you have anything to add or a follow-up question please feel free to replace this box with your comment. This section will be archived after four days. Speravir 04:29, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Namie amuro Finally TOWER RECORDS.jpgEdit


タワーレコード 渋谷109店 × TSUTAYA SHIBUYA店 ○ でした。ファイル名を直すことは可能でしょうか?

--Alivenewwave (talk) 22:48, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

  • Looks to me like a likely copyright violation because it so prominently features copyrighted photo artwork; Japan does not Freedom of Panorama for artwork. - Jmabel ! talk 23:38, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

File:Sign board Magic Girl iPASS 籬仔内.jpg has copyright issues or not?Edit

Please take a look at File:Sign board Magic Girl iPASS 籬仔内.jpg I'm not sure if this picture has copyright issues.--Kai3952 (talk) 09:02, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

  • Should be deleted. No FOP for artwork in Taiwan (Republic of China). - Jmabel ! talk 18:20, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Partitions of luxembourg.pngEdit

My uploaded image shown here has gotten the express permission of the original creator of the image as seen here. I'm not sure how to show that information though.

--JerrySa1 (talk) 22:28, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

@JerrySa1: That's not good enough, we need COM:CONSENT that complies with COM:L, publicly or via OTRS.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 22:47, 11 February 2018 (UTC)

Veränderte Datei aus Wiki-Commons hochladen (File:Star-sizes.jpg)Edit

Ich habe das Bild "Star-sizes.jpg" heruntergeladen und in seine Teile zerschnitten. Kann ich die Teile wieder hochladen? Als mein eigenes Werk? Oder wie? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Beat Ruest (talk • contribs) 20:04, 12 February 2018 (UTC) (Sorry, bin wohl noch etwas neu hier. Beat Ruest (talk) 20:24, 12 February 2018 (UTC))

1) ja, 2) nein; statt {{own}} solltest du im Feld Source: schreiben: {{Derived from|Star-sizes.jpg}} . --Túrelio (talk) 20:28, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
Danke, scheint geklappt zu haben. Beat Ruest (talk) 05:14, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
Beat, Du hast aber die Lizenzangabe vergessen und die Einsortierung in Kategorien (Nachtrag 19:37, 15 February 2018 (UTC): ✓ Done). Da Du nicht selbst der Autor bist, musst Du {{cc-by-sa-3.0}} als Baustein einsetzen (Nachtrag 19:37, 15 February 2018 (UTC): ✓ Done). Und (auch Ping @Túrelio): Besser wäre es, die Vorlage {{Extracted from}} zu nutzen (Nachtrag 19:37, 15 February 2018 (UTC): zusätzlich eingefügt). Zusätzlich sollte in der Ausgangsdatei {{Image extracted}} eingesetzt werden, das kann ich aber auch gern für dich übernehmen. Es fehlt übrigens auch der Hinweis auf Comparison of planets and stars (sheet by sheet) (Apr 2015 update).png (Nachtrag 23:40, 15 February 2018 (UTC): Hinweis auf abgeleitete Dateien eingefügt, es waren sogar noch einige mehr). — Speravir – 04:27, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
Túrelio, was hältst Du eigentlich von der Urheberangabe im Zusammenspiel mit dem Lizenzbaustein (Self-Lizenz) und dem ersten Uploader (ich meine Star-sizes.jpg)? Vgl. auch die Angabe im Upload-Kommentar bei der ersten Bildversion. Die Änderung des Autorennamens wurde in zwei Schritten von IP vorgenommen: Special:Diff/18552026 und Special:Diff/47694817. Der Link zur Website ist tot, aber soweit korrekt, siehe archivierte Seite: (direkter Bildlink (Ach. Du. Sche*ße: Creative Commons non-commercial! Nachtrag: allerdings noch nicht zur Zeit des Uploads letzte Version davor: bzw. nächste Version danach: — Speravir – 04:27, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Sorry für alle meine Fehler und ganz herzlichen Dank für alle Eure Nachträge. Das Ganze ist für mich ultra-kompliziert. Ich bin beruflich nicht von diesem Stern und auch nicht mit solchen Dingen aufgewachsen. Beat Ruest (talk) 20:20, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Alles kein Problem, Beat. Übrigens gibt es für deutschsprachige Anfragen eine eigene Anlaufstelle: Commons:Forum. — Speravir – 23:40, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Photos from the Metropolitan Museum of ArtEdit

Does anyone know the use policy of photos posted on the website of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), particularly the exhibition photos that the post? I'm new to this but the Met's website is the only place I can find usable photos of a certain object.--Johnsemlak (talk) 00:14, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

@Johnsemlak: Their website is "© 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved." However, for instances where the underlying 2D artwork is PD and the photo or scan is a faithful reproduction of it, we have {{PD-Art}}.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 04:30, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
^^^Assuming, of course, that the underlying artwork is public domain.
Also, you say "object". If it's something 3-D, you are out of luck on this particular solution, because a photo of even a public-domain 3-D object is copyrightable (inevitably, creativity in how you photograph it). - Jmabel ! talk 04:51, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
And photographs of 2-D objects taken from an angle can also be considered to be copyrighted as they create a new "creative angle". --Donald Trung (Talk 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 14:26, 14 February 2018 (UTC)


Hello, I am having trouble uploading a company logo. I'm following the Logo guide and the Copyright tags guide but I am stuck at the 'Release rights' page. After indicating the author and the source, am I correct in stating that I have to insert a copyright tag in the "Another reason not mentioned above" section? If so, then I cannot figure out the correct copyright tag, as the page will not let me advance to "Describe". Could you please assist me? Thank you so much. Fmchibcfiunem (talk) 10:32, 15 February 2018 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fmchibcfiunem (talk • contribs) 17:38, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

What logo do you want to upload? Ruslik (talk) 19:54, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

I want to upload the correct logo for this brand, right now the image displays the (old) logo on the product, rather than having the logo itself. Fmchibcfiunem (talk) 10:32, 15 February 2018 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fmchibcfiunem (talk • contribs) 06:39, 15 February 2018‎ (UTC)

  • Signing your posts on talk pages is required and it is a Commons guideline to sign your posts on deletion requests, undeletion requests, and noticeboards. To do so, simply add four tildes (~~~~) at the end of your comments. Your user name or IP address (if you are not logged in) and a timestamp will then automatically be added when you save your comment. Signing your comments helps people to find out who said something and provides them with a link to your user/talk page (for further discussion). Thank you.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 06:56, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
@Fmchibcfiunem: I don't see a decent sized logo on, nor do I see a free license, so we would need OTRS permission, or you could upload it under Fair Use to projects listed at m:NFC.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 06:56, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: Thank you for your help! We'll see what we can do from here then. I've gone back and signed my previous posts, sorry for that as well. Fmchibcfiunem (talk) 10:32, 15 February 2018 (UTC)


Hi, I'm trying to nominate this image; File:Emergency response team RCMP 6975.jpg for deletion. I've never done this before and I'm sure I've made a proper mess of it. Any assistance sorting this out would be appreciated thanks. Thewolfchild (talk) 20:40, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Please follow these instructions provided by the template:

"If this template was added because you clicked "Nominate for deletion" in the left menu, please make sure that all necessary pages have been created. If they haven't been created after a few minutes, or if you added this template manually, you should complete these steps:

Visit the deletion requests subpage and place the following code:

{{subst:delete2|image=File:Emergency response team RCMP 6975.jpg|reason=this is not an "RCMP Emergency Response Team", this is a picture of realistic army dolls called "One Sixth Warriors". They're 12 inch-high toys.}} ~~~~
Go to the deletion requests log and place the following code at the bottom:

{{subst:delete3|pg=File:Emergency response team RCMP 6975.jpg}}

Notify the item's uploader or the creator of the page by placing the following code on the user's talk page:

{{subst:idw|File:Emergency response team RCMP 6975.jpg|}} ~~~~

Additionally, you may want to check for Wikimedia projects that use this item and then remove or, if possible, replace with a superior item.

For mass deletions: If you want to nominate several related images, please make a mass request by manually adding {{delete|reason=write reason|subpage=write name|year=2018|month=February|day=14}} to each image page and then following the steps hereinbefore. (Help on mass requests.)
Note: This template is for requests that may require discussion in order to be deleted. For speedy deletions, you can use {{speedy|reason}}."

I think that these should be clear enough. --Donald Trung (Talk 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 14:25, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Roberto Davanzati Forges.gifEdit

La foto in questione è stata presa dal sito ufficiale del Senato e secondo altre numerose foto prese dallo stesso sito risultano essere di dominio pubblico, come per esempio le seguenti: - - -

Le fotografia in oggetto è stata scattata in Italia (o in territorio italiano) ed è nel pubblico dominio poiché il copyright è scaduto. Secondo la Legge 22 aprile 1941 n. 633 e successive modificazioni, le fotografie prive di carattere creativo e le riproduzioni di opere dell'arte figurativa, divengono di pubblico dominio a partire dall'inizio dell'anno solare seguente al compimento del ventesimo anno dalla data di produzione.

--Mark 75 (talk) 07:38, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

  • There is no indication of license status on the file page. That will always result in deletion if not fixed. - Jmabel ! talk 16:12, 14 February 2018 (UTC)


Review imagesEdit

when you have the time, please review these images below.

let me know what needs to be done — Preceding unsigned comment added by Decan.reporter (talk • contribs)

  • Discussion belongs at Commons:Deletion requests/File:WwikiMariaSuhashini.jpg, etc. and I see you've already responded there. If you are the photographer, clarify that there (and on the respective pages for the other images), but if you are the photographer, why such low-resolution scans? If you hold the copyright on some other basis, you'll need to clarify the basis. In any case, you should probably read COM:OTRS: that explains how you can make a statement that you are the copyright-holder and are releasing rights, in a context where you can clarify exactly who you are without making that public. - Jmabel ! talk 21:09, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Transferring watchlist entriesEdit

Is there a way to do that? Artix Kreiger (talk) 19:48, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

  • If I understand you correctly, no, one account cannot share its watchlist with another, but if you want to do something else, please explain more specifically. - Jmabel ! talk 20:56, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
It seems you can do it indirectly, by copying from one account’s Special:EditWatchlist/raw page to a text or e-mail file, from which entries could then be pasted into the corresponding form for another account. I’ve never tried it before, so I have no idea whether or not the added entries need to be merge/sorted (alphabetically & by namespace) into the new list or the system will do that automatically.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 21:42, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Using a photo of a person that is already in common use on the internetEdit

There are a couple of images of a moderately well-known person in common, uncopyrighted use and circulation on the Internet. I would like to add them to the article that already exists on that person. The photos appear to already be in the 'commons'. Can I upload them to Wikimedia, and how do I handle the copyright issue. It asks me to ensure that I am the copyright owner. I don't want to speciously claim copyright on something that is already in the common domain. — Preceding unsigned comment added by StuartGaia (talk • contribs)

  • What do you mean by "uncopyrighted use"? Are you saying that the image is demonstrably in the public domain? And what do you mean by "in the 'commons'"? If (as I suspect) you are just saying "lots of people have used it on a fair use basis" or "lots of people have violated someone's copyright", neither of those makes it eligible to be on Wikimedia Commons. - Jmabel ! talk 00:26, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Do you know who the original photographer is? Can you verify that they have released their work under a free license? If not, no. How widely reused a photo is on the internet has nothing to do with its copyright status. -- Infrogmation of New Orleans (talk) 01:34, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
  • @StuartGaia: To use photos and other images that "appear to already be in the 'commons'", please follow en:Help:Files.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 05:14, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Why File:Tunyuan Trailhead.jpg be submitted to COM:DR because there is No FOP for artistic works in Taiwan?Edit

Some users think that the entrance sign is a artwork. For example: File:Tunyuan Trailhead.jpg. The problem is this photo not only photographed the framed wood paneling shows hikers / climbers ascending a snow-covered mountain, the historical trail and its name all shows in the photo. I think this photo is intended to express: we see that the historical trail is called "能高越嶺國家步道". If File:Tunyuan Trailhead.jpg should be deleted in this case, many photos in Taiwan which has elements of art, will these not be deleted either?--Kai3952 (talk) 08:22, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Some users think that the entrance sign is artwork because it is artwork. Yes, we should delete all photos we can not legally keep.--Prosfilaes (talk) 10:06, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
@Kai3952: If you feel the image is still worth having without the sign, you could use GIMP or a similar tool to create a version with a strong Gaussian blur over the sign. - Jmabel ! talk 15:54, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
I don't understand why I want to do this?--Kai3952 (talk) 16:05, 15 February 2018 (UTC)
Then don't do it. The only reason would be if you care about keeping the photo in a form that doesn't violate copyright, but if you are just as willing to have it deleted outright, that's fine, I don't see it as a particularly useful image. - Jmabel ! talk 01:52, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Do you mean to say that there should be better photos to replace File:Tunyuan Trailhead.jpg, in which the word "better" means we don't violate copyright and to comply with the Commons policy?--Kai3952 (talk) 06:41, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
No, I mean File:Tunyuan Trailhead.jpg as it is should be deleted as a copyright violation because there is no FOP for artwork in Taiwan, but if you want to save something like it (I personally don't care whether it is saved or not), and you believe the photo would still be useful without the portion of it that violates a copyright, then the way to do it is to create a version with the artwork in question covered by a Gaussian blur, upload that as a new version, and then only the version that violates copyright need be deleted. If you, like me, don't care whether this file is saved or not, then do nothing. I don't care whether we get a "better photo" of this subject or not; you raised the question of this photo, so I was guessing you cared about saving it. I was telling you how to do that, if you care to do that. Again, if you don't care to do that, fine, I have no skin in this matter. - Jmabel ! talk 17:15, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

retaurar un contenido borrardoEdit

hola me puede ayudar a retaurar my contenido y si puede raturar la cuenta es mejor todavia tengo mucho problema ahora de contenido perdido gracias

If your content was deleted you could simply request them to be restored if you can make a valid argument as to why they should be restored. --Donald Trung (Talk 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 12:32, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Note 📝, I archived your other discussion as it seemed to be a duplicate. --Donald Trung (Talk 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 12:33, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Odd uploadEdit

I just saw that I have uploaded File:Milestone from the 3rd mile of an outgoing Ancyra road with dedication Hadrian, initiated by the Governor of the province of Galatia) (A(ulus) Larcius Macedo, 122 AD, Ankara Roman Baths Open Air Museum (26460363105).jpg several hours after I ran Flickr2Commons, is it normal for uploads to happen so many hours afterwards? I had the same issue a couple of months ago where it uploaded pictures of little children 🚸 I de-selected. --Donald Trung (Talk 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 17:31, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Unable to upload filesEdit

When I'm uploading my own images to Wikipedia it always say:"Something Went Wrong". I've tried uploading on multiple computers but it doesn't seems to work. I don't know if its the picture's problem because I transferred them onto Google Photos then download them onto my computer. The reason I'm doing that is because I have a hard time transferring my Canon's pictures on my MacBook. --Kevauto (talk) 20:26, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

  • Does this also happen when you try to upload here on Commons? Because if the problem is just with Wikipedia, then this is probably not the place to ask. If you are talking about Commons, then please be more specific about what upload tool you are using (Upload Wizard? Something else?) and about what steps you take before it gives the message "Something Went Wrong". - Jmabel ! talk 01:55, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
I have the same problem, I can't upload with Commons (and even with Wiki). The image is a normal photo taken by a camera, as the others I've already uplodaded on Commons/Wiki in the past. I'm following the normal steps to upload a photo as I have always done. --Moxmarco (talk) 18:06, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Largest tif pictureEdit

What is the largest tif picture size I can upload? --Doug Coldwell (talk) 22:11, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

See Commons:Maximum file size. Or do you speak about the maximum pixelsize? It seems to be 50 Megapixels. — Speravir – 00:14, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Partow NoorialaEdit

My name is Partow Nooriala, an Iranian female writer and poet. I have received some emails from Wikipedia regarding my page that is not completed. Also they need a permission to work on the page and release it. I was asked for a picture, that I sent to the address was provided.

Unfortunately I don't know how to work with Wikipedia, I only can give you my permission to create a page for me. I can send you my complete bio, name of the books etc... My email address is:

Thank you in advance, Partow Nooriala — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2605:e000:6296:f700:1972:fc28:a087:6e28 (talk • contribs)

  • This is Wikimedia Commons, not Wikipedia. We do not have articles at all on Commons, although among other things we are the media repository for Wikipedia and other WMF sites, and the most appropriate place to upload pictures for use in Wikipedia.
  • There is no English-language Wikipedia page about you. As far as I can tell, there is no Wikipedia page about you in any language, but since I don't know how to write your name in Farsi, I cannot determine whether there might be one in the Farsi Wikipedia.
  • Wikipedia would not write to you about a page not being completed. Perhaps some individual working on a page did so, but also possibly this could be some sort of scammer or someone trying to get you to pay them to create a page (which is ethically a bit dubious, but not outright banned).
  • I don't know what address was "provided"; of course, no one would need permission to write about you if you are notable enough to merit an encyclopedia article.
  • If you do want to submit photos, keep in mind that the copyright of a photo is normally owned by the photographer, not the subject, so unless the picture is a self-portrait we would need a license from the photographer or someone who has otherwise legally obtained the copyright, not from the subject of the photo.
- Jmabel ! talk 02:04, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Błąd przy dodawaniu zdjęciaEdit

Dzień dobry, próbuję wrzucić zdjęcia do wpsiu, który obecnie znajduje sie w brudnopisie. Niestety przy próbach ich wrzucania wyskakuje komunikat, że pojawił się błąd. Zdjęcia obrazują biruowce w Warszawie i mam do nich prawa autorskie. Chciałabym je umieścić przy tworzonym wpisie nt. dewelopera, którego nie ma jeszcze w wikipedii, wszystko robię zgodnie z instrukcją. Czy mogę prosić o informacje, co może być przyczyną? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kamilabeyond (talk • contribs) 11:29, 16 February 2018‎ (UTC)

@Kamilabeyond: Please see COM:VP/pl and mw:How to report a bug/pl.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 12:29, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

How to import batches from URL with either Commonist or the VicuñaUploader?Edit

I was advised to use the VicuñaUploader to upload a batch of images from a website, so today I had borrowed a friend's laptop 💻 to try and upload around 300 images from Art-Hanoi to Wikimedia Commons, when using Commonist I could only select local files 📁, so I downloaded the VicuñaUploader on their computer and found that I can also only upload local files, so how can I use a programme to transfer a batch of images from a website to Wikimedia Commons? And what tools can I use? --Donald Trung (Talk 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 12:21, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

These tools don't, so you need to do something like wget or curl to download locally first. For "small" uploads, such as under 1,000 images, this is the way to go, unless you copy the images to Flickr and use Flickr2Commons. This is a very practical recommendation for GLAMs because getting titles right on Flickr before upload is very visual.
To upload from a URL directly, the site must be whitelisted, see mw:Help:Extension:GWToolset#Domain_Whitelist. This is probably only worth doing for large uploads, probably more than 5,000 files and where the source site is likely to be repeatedly used to upload from, due to the volunteer time involved in requesting a whitelisting (which itself normally takes over a calendar week) and so on. The GWToolset is strongly recommended for very large projects such as 10,000 or more files, but it does require creating a source XML file to drive the upload and will take several days to learn from scratch, unless you are starting from a strong technical base. -- (talk) 12:28, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for the detailed explanation. --Donald Trung (Talk 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 12:45, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Resolved
I think that this question was replied to adequately based on the supplied information. If you have anything to add or a follow-up question please feel free to replace this box with your comment. This section will be archived after four days. Donald Trung (Talk 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 12:46, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Problem with uploading picturesEdit

My name is Peter van der Sluijs user Rachel I have a serious problem if I upload a picture than does my name and date not

I have placed a deletion nomination at one picture I thought I had forgotten my name but this is not so I will give you the link

of the photos:

I also not to give the link maybe you iet to here there is sometimes a failure


Revision history of "File: the company Volume ..." Like to fix or I am no longer welcome to wikimedia or I have too many files

Like to restore, Please help and restore it

Gr Peter — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dodoman (talk • contribs) 17:17, 17 February 2018‎ (UTC)

Heb je het over File:Het bedrijf Volume.jpg dit bestand? --Donald Trung (Talk 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 18:32, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

How do I go about: Adding category, Saving SandBox and inserting pictures?Edit


I would like to add a new category called BathQuilt.

How do I go about: Adding category, Saving SandBox and inserting pictures? ................................................................................................................................. This is what I wanted to save in the sandbox so far until I am able to do more editing:

BathQuilt From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This article is about the BathQuilt (Bath Quilt) brand. For the generic reference, see Bathing, Hydrotherapy.

Product type Bath Tub Covering Owner Intertwined Innovations, LLC Country United States Introduced 2013 Markets Worldwide

Registered trademark in USA Website BathQuilt is a new class and category of product, and parent brand name for a variety of bath covers with different trade names such as TranQuiltity pertaining to specific market segments like: Home Spa, Cancer, Seniors, Children, Integrative Health, etc. Contents [hide] 1 History 2 BathQuilt Trademark 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

History[edit source] A bath is the oldest known therapy! Baths have also have long history for cleaning, religion & pleasure. (see "Bathing" and "Hydrotherapy" in Wikipedia)

Anyone who has tried to take a long hot bath has discovered a problem. The water gets cold and so does their exposed wet knees and shoulders. While a deep Jacuzzi helps with that, still 98% of homes only have a bath tub and not a Jacuzzi type of tub. People have tried to keep hot long with a towel, but that gets heavy, clingy and gets mildew. They have also tried plastic & foam but that feels cold and industrial against the skin. 100's of materials have been tested without success as there are so many performance criteria to satisfy.

In 2013, testing and designing began on a 3-ply high tech nonwoven composite capable of floating and staying light and non clingy even when wet, resisting mildew, and feeling quilty soft to the bather touch.

Cancer patients began reporting that they were using the BathQuilt so the bath was more effective in restoring their core body temperature from chemo treatment. Women began reporting that their bathing experience became a Home Spa luxury. Doctors said the BathQuilt enhanced the therapeutic values of a bath. Children could play in the tub longer. This is becoming the new way to take a bath.

In the USA, the BathQuilt name has become—in common usage but not in law—genericized References[edit source] Jump up ^ "BizTalk" WHBY radio June 3 2017 - Introduced a covering to keep bath water and bathers hot longer ^ "Million Cups" broadcast nationally. Hosted by FVTC May 24, 2017 ^ "United States Patent and Trademark Office, registration #s 4,492,790". March 4, 2014. External links[edit source]

Thank you, Mark — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mk.intertwined (talk • contribs) 17:30, 17 February 2018‎ (UTC)