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Previews of my SVGs are brokenEdit

I have uploaded some SVG files, some playing cards. The SVG is very simple, and works directly in the browser (so why do you even have png previews). However, the png previews are broken. Some of the cards have some of the artwork but most do not. How are you making the previews (inkscape has not trouble converting them to png). Is there a way I can "fix" these previews?

e.g. has symbols (clubs and digit "2") which simply do not show!
— Preceding unsigned comment added by TheRealRevK (talk • contribs) 15:39, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
Update: The problem is the use of a "use" object without both "width" and "height" attributes. Sounds like a bug in the preview stuff. I am re-uploading my cards with added attributes. The original, smaller, files are at
— Preceding unsigned comment added by TheRealRevK (talk • contribs) 16:01, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

Military OrBat GraphicsEdit

Can someone show me how to make a military orbat graphics please? Thank you.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ryan120202 (talk • contribs) 12:56, 1 August 2018 (UTC)


why is my IP banned from IRc? —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 17:53, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Problem with my svg image colorsEdit

So I updated a map and uploaded it. On the file page view it seems to be colorless. However, when I open it, I can see the original colors back again. I think the reason is that I used var function in the CSS.

Does anyone know how to solve the issue?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by A314100050 (talk • contribs) 23:27, 10 August 2018 (UTC)

Copyright of Photos Created for Client by "Photographer for Hire"Edit

We very often need to upload photos provided by a "photographer for hire". As the contractor of the "photographer for hire" Copyright law seem to assume that unless there is a written contract otherwise, the contractor by virtue of payment of consideration for the photos acquired by contractor from the "photographer for hire", owns the copyright of such photos.

There seems to be no notification template which cover this circumstance? Should not a "copyright circumstance template" to cover this situation be created and accepted by the wiki-commons community? Otherwise, how should this be handled if no new "copyright template circumstance" is warranted ?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by CorporateMapWiki (talk • contribs) 02:40, 27 August 2018 (UTC)

Category:USS Lawton (ship, 1889)Edit

I don't have much experience setting up categories for ships with complicated histories. Would someone who does please take a look at this & fix anything I got wrong? Thanks in advance. - Jmabel ! talk (undated, sorry!)

  • Still hoping for some help here. - Jmabel ! talk 15:52, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
    • Apart from some overcat I dared to fix, this is looking good. I added Category:Ships by name (flat list) too per the outcome of this discussion. De728631 (talk) 16:13, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
      • So nothing at all in terms of categories about its many names, uses, retrofittings, when it was cut down to a barge, etc.? - Jmabel ! talk 23:56, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

Email address confirmation.Edit

My confirmation code is expired... it went to spam... Please send me another code.

Thank you. JG Jacques
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Jean Guy Jacques (talk • contribs) 20:23, 11 September 2018 (UTC)

موظوع الربح من المعالم التارخيةEdit

كيف يتم الرب من تحميل صور المعالم التارخية
— Preceding unsigned comment added by MenouarN (talk • contribs) 16:59, 13 September 2018 (UTC)

upload picture to commonsEdit


I uploaded a picture to wikipedia in Vietnamese language. Now I want to move it to commons. How can I do it?

DanGong (talk) 08:32, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

Rules about non-free logos unclearEdit

Hello, A film festival logo I uploaded got deleted recently. It concerns File:Holebifilmfestival_Logo.png (original here:

I'm sure I read somewhere on a wikipedia or wikimedia help article that there was an exception in the policy for usage of a logo only in the infobox of the organization itself. Probably I was mistaken, or the page was outdated (unfortunately I can't seem to find it again - there is a lot that is written about the topic and it's difficult to distinguish the good from the bad).

On the other hand, there's also a rule that allows logos that do not meet the threshold of originality needed for copyright protection. Considering there are logos like File:Nielsen_logo.svg and File:Steinberg_logo.png, I wonder if (why) the removed logo does not meet these criteria.

(On a related note: would a photograph of a logo appearing in a public place, like on a flag or banner, be considered disallowed as well, like a picture of a work of art ?)
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Kwakeroni (talk • contribs) 10:48, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

Any feedback is appreciated — Kwakeroni (talk) 09:04, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

User:Kwakeroni - you likely claimed fair use, which isn't allowed so can get deleted on sight. It it is the uploaders responsibility to provide the correct information and license tag. You can upload it again as it is pd-logo, or ask the admin to undelete it.--BevinKacon (talk) 11:13, 15 September 2018 (UTC)
@Kwakeroni: The distinction between Wikimedia Commons (where this page is) and English Wikipedia is important here. Commons is shared across all Wikipedias and mony other projects. All pictures on Commons must be free, and one way they can be free is if they're so unoriginal as not to be eligible for copyright at all (i.e. below the threshold of originality). If you think your logo qualifies, I think the correct procedure is to request that it be undeleted following the instructions on COM:UDR. You can also upload pictures specifically to English Wikipedia, and English Wikipedia permits non-free content under its non-free content criteria. That's the policy you mentioned at the start of your question.
Finally, a photo of a banner with a logo on will generally be subject to the same restrictions as the logo. Exceptions are if the photo was taken in a country with particularly generous freedom of panorama, or if the logo only forms a minor part of the picture. --bjh21 (talk) 12:14, 15 September 2018 (UTC)
@BevinKacon: @Bjh21: Thanks for the response, I contacted the admin for his/her opinion about it being PD-textlogo, let's see what that brings. —Kwakeroni (talk) 13:13, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

File:Keelung City Athletic Meeting award platform 20160521.jpgEdit

I asked Solomon203 about this photo "File:Keelung City Athletic Meeting award platform 20160521.jpg" earlier, and he told me that he photographed a podium(see: [1], [2]). I don't see any podium, but what I saw was that there were many trophies on the table. If there is no problem with my eyes, then I don't understand why he added Category:Podiums in athletics?--Kai3952 (talk) 13:20, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

  • The cloth-covered tables aren't a podium in the narrowest sense of the word, but they are in the broader sense (which is more like a dais). - Jmabel ! talk 16:36, 15 September 2018 (UTC)
@Kai3952: Behind the three tables is a platform flanked by a set of speakers. That platform appears intended to serve as a podium for use by an official for announcing and handing out the awards, and by the recipients for receiving them. So yes, I think Category:Podiums in athletics was added correctly.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 03:20, 16 September 2018 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: The problem is that I can't see a podium!--Kai3952 (talk) 04:11, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

I want to ask another question: I can't see a podium, but I'm not so clear why you think Category:Podiums in athletics was added correctly. Can anyone explain to me why?--Kai3952 (talk) 13:44, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

@Kai3952: I write of wikt:podium, English, Noun, sense 1: "A platform on which to stand, as when conducting an orchestra or preaching at a pulpit." You are probably looking for a lectern, which is not pictured.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 14:20, 16 September 2018 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: I know what is "podium", but what I saw was that there were many trophies on the table. Do you want to tell me that the table is a podium, or the trophy?--Kai3952 (talk) 15:12, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

How to make a disambiguation page?Edit

Hello, I find that many many images that belong in Category:Balochistan (Pakistan) wrongly end up in Category:Balochistan in Afganistan. How do I make a disambig page? Thanks, Kalbbes (talk) 18:43, 15 September 2018 (UTC)

@Kalbbes: like any other category, but the only content should be {{Disambig}} followed by links to the possible target cats (with minimal descriptions sufficient to distinguish them, and sometimes subheads). Galicia might make a good model for a Balochistan disambiguator, being another name shared by two different regions.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 20:21, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

Image Fix RequestEdit

This is in regards to the boy and dog going doing a water slide image named, File:Collier'sSlide.jpg. (A picture of same originally appeared atop this box, but I mistakenly blanked out that tag, and can't figure out how to put it back in place. I'm a first timer on this type of request.)

Hello. I uploaded the image ("Collier'sSlide"), earlier this year. It replaced one that I uploaded a few years back. The quality is much better, but the major defect is the brightness going straight down the center-fourth portion of the image. I don't have an ability to make this correction with my basic desktop image editor. I thought that maybe "Commons" would have the ability to improve the whitish backdrop, so that bright streak is not so noticeable. This picture is currently just referred to in the Wikipedia article "Paul Martin (illustrator)." RE reference 220. (I might like to change that though.) Thanks. JimPercy (talk) 21:05, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

@JimPercy: It's File:Collier'sSlide.jpg, and I suggest you post to Commons:Graphic Lab/Photography workshop.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 21:22, 16 September 2018 (UTC)


Message in redː Lua error in Module:WikidataIB at line 355: attempt to concatenate local 'postfix' (a nil value)


AnBuKu (talk) 22:12, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

Pinging @RexxS, Mike Peel.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 22:23, 16 September 2018 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: Sorry, I tweaked the code to improve functionality, but should have distinguished between an empty value and nil. Should be fixed now. --RexxS (talk) 22:31, 16 September 2018 (UTC)
@RexxS, Mike Peel, AnBuKu: Looks good, thanks!   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 22:34, 16 September 2018 (UTC)
@RexxS, Mike Peel, Jeff G.:ː Controlled, is OK again. Thx for your supportǃ ː-) - BTW, would be nice, if in the same section in commons the place (political community, in CH approx, 2200 in total ) and the country would get rendered. Now it's in the case of the Fountains in Bern, the canton of Bern and Switzerland, what is not really correct. And all that, regardless how many entities are listed in "located in the administrative territorial entity" in Wikidata. Anyhow, thank you again for your work. AnBuKu (talk) 22:57, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

Bearbeitung der Liste meiner bei Commons beobachteten SeitenEdit

Im Laufe der Jahre hat sich da so einiges angesammelt, was gelöscht werden sollte. Seit einigen Wochen geht das leider nicht mehr. Es erscheint der Hinweis: PHP fatal error: entire web request took longer than 60 seconds and timed out.

Wann ist mit Abhilfe zu rechnen? Danke und Gruß an die Technik --I. Berger (talk) 13:54, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Editing the list of my watched pages on Commons

Over the years, there has accumulated a lot, which should be deleted. Unfortunately, this has not happened for several weeks. The following message appears: PHP fatal error: entire web request took longer than 60 seconds and timed out.

When is remedy to be expected? Thanks and greetings to the technology
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 01:20, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
@I. Berger: Benutzt du die neue Ansicht der Beobachtungsliste mit dem Knopf "Deine Liste der beobachteten Seiten bearbeiten"? Falls ja, versuch doch mal in den alten Modus zu wechseln, und die Beo im Listenformat zu bearbeiten: Einstellungen → Beobachtungsliste → Von den Verbesserungen abmelden/verbesserte Version deaktivieren. Danach die Liste neu laden und ganz oben auf "im Listenformat bearbeiten" gehen. Wenn das nicht klappt, liegt es wohl wirklich an der Technik. De728631 (talk) 19:21, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
@De728631: Wunderbar, so klappt es wie früher. Herzlichen Dank für diesen Tipp. --I. Berger (talk) 21:26, 19 September 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. De728631 (talk) 13:28, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

uploading a photograph from the subject of an articleEdit

I want to add a picture to the entry "Ruth C. Duck". I have a picture provided by Ruth C. Duck taken by a friend of hers on Ruth's phone. Do copyright rules apply or can I just upload the picture. Does Ruth C. Duck need to upload the photograph to Wikimedia Commons herself? Can I do upload the photo myself. Or does the friend need to upload the photo?--Dzingle1 (talk) 17:46, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Hey Dzingle1. The copyright for the photo belongs with the friend, because they were the one who legally "created the work". This is generally true of any photograph unless there is some contractual agreement transferring ownership of the intellectual property rights. The friend would therefore need to be the one to upload the image and license it for free public use, since licensing an image can only be done by the owner. GMGtalk 17:49, 17 September 2018 (UTC)
Or the friend can send email as described at COM:OTRS, granting a specific license. - Jmabel ! talk 00:08, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

US Customs House Charleston SCEdit

Can I submit a picture of the US Customs House that was taken on my cell phone located in Charleston South Carolina to Wikipedia Commons?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Sargejbs1 (talk • contribs) 01:25, 18 September 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 02:04, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
  • As long as you were the one who took it. It doesn't matter whose phone it was. - Jmabel ! talk 01:53, 18 September 2018 (UTC)

copyright infringement on my pic uploadsEdit

I have been changing the page of Diane Anderson-Minshall's page. I am her assistant, as well as a writer for the advocate, hivplus, out traveler, and chill magazines. she is the editor of these magazines. the pics I uploaded were screen shots of the magazines where she works or has worked in the past (e.g. chill and girlfriends, respectively), or pics that she took herself. there is one pic I uploaded to commons but have not used where I think I made an error on crediting (it appears in the description but not the title). however, I do have authorization for use of all pics. please let me know if I have made mistakes in labeling or identifying copyright owners.

best regards,

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Donaldspadgett (talk • contribs) 23:18, 18 September 2018 (UTC)
  • @Donaldspadgett: Unless these each give a source that points to a place online where their respective licenses are specified on a site clearly connected with Ms. Anderson-Minshall, you will want to go through the process described at COM:OTRS to clarify your authority to license these. - Jmabel ! talk 00:08, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

The request to quickly rename filesEdit

Просьба быстро переименовать файлы, при загрузке по невнимательности допустил ошибку в названиях, а именно следующие файлы (The request to quickly rename files, when loading by inattention, made a mistake in the names, namely the following files): Челябинская областная детская клиническая больница f003.jpg, Челябинская областная детская клиническая больница f004.jpg, Челябинская областная детская клиническая больница f005.jpg, Челябинская областная детская клиническая больница f006.jpg, Челябинская областная детская клиническая больница f008.jpg соответственно в следующие названия (respectively in the following names): Челябинский областной клинический центр онкологии и ядерной медицины f001, Челябинский областной клинический центр онкологии и ядерной медицины f002, Челябинский областной клинический центр онкологии и ядерной медицины f003, Челябинский областной клинический центр онкологии и ядерной медицины f004, Челябинский областной клинический центр онкологии и ядерной медицины f005. Ural-66 (talk) 04:35, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

Спасибо! Thank you! Ural-66 (talk) 18:52, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

How can I edit my descriptions to correct typosEdit

How to correct typos in my descriptions
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Flea8888 (talk • contribs) 13:18, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
Flea8888, you just have to click at "edit" right next "Summary" section at the file page. -- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 13:59, 19 September 2018 (UTC)


I understand that anyone can copy and share my uploaded images on wikimedia, but I am unsure of usage outside of "editorial?" In other words, it claims "anyone can SELL" (my images?) and I somehow give them permission by uploading? This seems unreasonable? Thank you for your time,

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Of a Fashion (talk • contribs) 19:28, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
Of a Fashion, yes, commercial use is allowed for all files here, is part of the definition of free is to do restrict the usage.
However, if you are using one of the free licenses, cc-by, cc-by-sa, for example, the seller must give the credits to you.
read this to understand why by definition non commercial licenses are not free. -- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 19:38, 19 September 2018 (UTC)

deleted photo of US government employeeEdit

The latest official photo for Tony Sayegh was deleted from the page, but it is his portrait from the Federal gov. How can I add it again and prevent future deletions.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Mgenzac (talk • contribs) 16:24, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
@Mgenzac: If you mean File:Tony Sayegh.jpg, please provide a weblink to the US government website where you found it, so we can verify the authorship. De728631 (talk) 16:56, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

Thanks I have the link but cannot see where to attach it to the file.

--Mgenzac (talk) 19:58, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

Hey Mgenzac. It looks like the file already exists at File:Tony Sayegh Official Portrait.jpg. Maybe File:Tony Sayegh.jpg was deleted by User:Hystrix as a duplicate then. GMGtalk 20:24, 20 September 2018 (UTC)
Mgenzac, you overwrote the content of File:Tony Sayegh Official Portrait.jpg. I've performed a history split on File:Tony Sayegh Official Portrait.jpg. Your content is now at File:Tony Sayegh Official Portrait 2018.jpg. If you can, please update the summary and categories of the new file to match the depicted content. In particular, the URL you included in your upload (and mention above) appears to go to a page with a much smaller version of the portrait than the one you uploaded. Please indicate where you obtained this file. —RP88 (talk) 21:21, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Goro Majima.pngEdit

This image I found about Goro Majima was from Deviantart and the original author/creator of this image is from YukiZM, and his real name is Zach and under the image of this Goro Majima character if you scroll down it said that I'm free to gain access to download this png image under the use of the Creative Commons rule: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

License Creative Commons License Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

Deviantart Link: Creative Commons Link about 3.0:

-Ron Abordo

--DoomFry68 (talk) 19:10, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

  • Commons does not accept "Non-commercial" licenses. The only time they arise here is as an additional alternative on a multi-licensed image, where still at least one license must allow commercial use. - Jmabel ! talk 23:58, 20 September 2018 (UTC)

photos of European monumentsEdit

Hi - are you still accepting photos of European monuments? I have three very nice, interesting pictures of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Please let me know if you are still collecting them and if so, where I can send them. Thanks! Michelle
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ichthyosaurusteratoma (talk • contribs) 04:54, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
Hi Michel,
We always are open to receive monuments, and other types of educational photos.
The contest is just to bring new volunteers.
Thank you for you contributions. -- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 21:19, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
@Ichthyosaurusteratoma: Welcome. You may send them to, but it is faster to review COM:FS and then upload them yourself via Special:UploadWizard.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 11:32, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

my image File:Yaletown Condominium 2018.jpg cannot show itEdit

This image is failed to show it in Wikipedia, can anyone help me to solve the problem? Thanks!--Wpcpey (talk) 07:48, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

@Wpcpey: It looks fine for me on both zh:公寓大廈 and zh:耶魯鎮, perhaps you have a caching issue.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 11:43, 21 September 2018 (UTC)

solved, thanks!--Wpcpey (talk) 09:51, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

/* Licensing */ Я,Хасанзянов Хазип,разрешаю.Edit

Я не знаю,как МОЮ загруженную работу Олеся Комарова,холст,масло, чтоб ее не удаляли,требуется лицензия.Как это сделать?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Sinna nikolay (talk • contribs) 15:16, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
I, Khasanzyanov Khazip, I authorize. I do not know how my downloaded work Olesya Komarova, canvas, oil, so that it is not deleted, you need a license. How to do this?
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 20:57, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
Проблема с моей работой
Созданная мной работа "Олеся Комарова"находится под угрозой удаления.Как сделать,чтобы этого не произошло? Какая лицензия? Я,Sinna Nikolay,художник,даю разрешение на использование моей работы.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Sinna nikolay (talk • contribs) 15:24, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
The problem with my work My work "Olesya Komarova" is under threat of removal. How can I prevent this from happening? What license? I, Sinna Nikolay, an artist, give permission to use my work.
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 20:54, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
Смотрите COmmons:OTRS/ru. Ruslik (talk) 20:46, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Categories for discussion/2018/09/Category:National Scenic AreasEdit

I already had added "{{Commons:Categories for discussion/2018/09/Category:National Scenic Areas}}" to Commons:Categories for discussion/2018/09, but I don't know why it doesn't show up.--Kai3952 (talk) 17:26, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

@Kai3952: It's there, but you neglected to title it.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 20:51, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
Are you talking about "this edit"?--Kai3952 (talk) 04:28, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
@Kai3952: Yes, I fixed it for you by adding the title.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 09:08, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
I'm so grateful you fixed it, thank you!--Kai3952 (talk) 09:17, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
@Kai3952: You're welcome!   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 09:20, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

Unable to upload image in west Bengal protected monumentsEdit

Sir/madam, I am unable to upload a image in state protected monuments of west Bengal. So, regarding this problem please kindly guide me.

Looking forward for an early reply.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Gargy Sarkar (talk • contribs) 19:22, 22 September 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 20:36, 22 September 2018 (UTC)
@Gargy Sarkar: Hi, and welcome. What error message are you seeing?   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 20:36, 22 September 2018 (UTC)

Painting older than 1802Edit

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 鈴木千春 (talk • contribs) 08:34, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
I scanned and edited my personal paintings (Kimura Shido brush; it seems to be made before 1802) on December 13, 2012 and posted it on my personal blog the following day, but the page of Wikipedia It is treated as "public domain", and "source" is also referred to as "catalog". The copyright of the painting situation may be the "public domain", but the scanned image data has never been accepted before, and I have not even realized the existence of the "catalog".
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 09:07, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
  • I don't see any other edits on this account, not even deleted ones. Can anyone work out what image this might be about? - Jmabel ! talk 15:47, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

Photos of ships on the Imperial War Museum website.Edit

There are many ship photographs on the Imperial War Museum website. Some of them already appear on Wikipedia pages.

The copyright notice says the following:

Use this image under non-commercial licence.

The media for this item are free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. Video, sound and images can be embedded with the code we offer here, and images can also be downloaded. By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © IWM (A 8346)

Is it permissible to upload ship photos, for example,, to Wikipedia? If so, which licence do I select? Gousinsaang (talk) 08:56, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

@Gousinsaang: Sorry, you can't upload them here per the commercial use requirement of COM:L.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 09:02, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
@Gousinsaang, Jeff G.: It looks similar to many other files like File:HMS Unbroken.jpg (this one by the same photographer) which are considered public domain because the Crown Copyright has expired. --ghouston (talk) 07:04, 24 September 2018 (UTC)
@Gousinsaang, Ghouston: I suppose {{PD-UKGov}} would apply then, and IWM is perpetrating copyfraud.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:17, 24 September 2018 (UTC)
Yes it's copyfraud and the IWM is one of the most famous and shameless copyfraud institutions in the UK, even refusing to correct highly misleading claims of ownership over USA PD photographs published by the Library of Congress. Refer to User:Fæ/email/IWM for some background. -- (talk) 11:24, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

Участие в конкурсе "Wiki Loves Monuments"Edit

Здравствуйте. Я загрузил и направил на конкурс свой файл "Knight Wladimir Monument" Прошу Вас проанализировать мою загрузку и указать на возможные сделанные мной ошибки, в особенности в корректности указания на категории.

Заранее благодарю.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Vitold Muratov (talk • contribs) 10:11, 23 September 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 20:19, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
Participation in the contest "Wiki Loves Monuments"

Hello. I uploaded and sent to the contest my file "File:Knight Wladimir monument.jpg". I ask you to analyze my download and point out the possible mistakes made by me, especially in the correctness of the category references.

Thank you in advance. V. Muratov.
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 20:19, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
@Vitold Muratov: Я думаю, что твоя фотография была бы лучше, если бы ты показал ноги предмета, и он стоял прямо. I think your photo would be better if you showed the feet of the subject and he was standing straight up.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 20:19, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

Uploading problemEdit

Kuhmeel (talk) 11:22, 23 September 2018 (UTC) I cant upload pictures that are already taken. I can only take a picture at the moment. How to upload pictures from my files?

@Kuhmeel: The Upload Wizard has to have permission to access your existing pictures, and you have to be able to show it the folder and file to upload. Is that all in place? Can you upload elsewhere? What browser, OS, device, and upload method are you using? Have you reviewed COM:FS?   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 11:40, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

Spam filter hit on a USGov-PD image uploadEdit

So I just tried to upload the new flag of the TSA that was released on 9/11. Using the Wizard and all was good until I hit the Describe page where I get the "The text you wanted to save was blocked by the spam filter. This is probably caused by a link to a blacklisted external site." text when using the file title box. I'm totally at a lost because any variation of "TSA flag", "Flag of the Transportation Security Administration", "Transportation Security Administration flag" seems to trigger it. The only URL I used in the entire was the source URL of the YouTube video I got it from since right now the screenshot I took is the highest quality of said flag until TSA releases a more high quality version or someone here on Commons makes a nice vector of it. --TUFKAAP (talk) 18:23, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

@TUFKAAP: did the URL start with or YouTube links should be okay, but shortened links tend to get caught up in the spam filter. clpo13(talk) 18:49, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
@Clpo13: was the culprit. I was trying to link the exact time the flag appeared since it's an hour long video. Thanks, upload went through now. --TUFKAAP (talk) 18:58, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
Glad I could help! clpo13(talk) 19:06, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

Is an affidavit in public domain?Edit

Hi! I found an affidavit in the Commons Law Publications category that explains "This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work prepared by an officer or employee of the United States Government as part of that person’s official duties under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code." Does this also apply to any affidavit? I wanted to upload one that was published on a website but not as a part of a court record.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by IrComm (talk • contribs) 19:56, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
@IrComm: Where exactly did you find it?   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 20:09, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
If it is really a USA government affidavit prepared by a lawyer who was a government employee that it is, of course, in public domain. Ruslik (talk) 20:41, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! It has a regular stamp "Notary Public, State of NY, Reg Number (so-and-so), Commission Expires (date)" - does this indicate that this lawyer is a government employee? I am really not well up on legal, sorry. IrComm (talk) 21:09, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
@IrComm: I don't think Notaries are government employees.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 22:55, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
Presumably some notaries are government employees, but they definitely aren't all (my bank has someone who's a notary, for example), and anyway being a New York state employee doesn't make you a federal employee. Nyttend (talk) 03:11, 25 September 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. And if a notarized statement is submitted as a part of a court procedure, does it become a "Public court document"? IrComm (talk) 11:50, 25 September 2018 (UTC)
The wording of the stamp suggests to me that the State of New York has licenced the individual concerned to practice as a notary public. Martinvl (talk) 12:25, 25 September 2018 (UTC)
Also, while most attorneys are notaries or have one in their office, most notaries are not attorneys. - Jmabel ! talk 16:28, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

File:Mako roller coaster train.jpgEdit

Hello! Since I checked up with the copyright help desk and got help about a photograph I had uploaded and wasn't sure of after-the-fact, I wanted to ask about this image I had taken and uploaded on 22 September 2018 at SeaWorld Orlando. The image is of the train of a roller coaster with riders on it. Although not facially identifiable, I wanted to double check if this image was OK with photographs of identifiable people standards that Wikimedia Commons has before I posted it again on the articles page. Additional information if applicable, I didn't ask for consent, and wondering the setting I was in a public place? If the image is not good, I would be ok with its deletion. Thank you! Adog104 (talk) 23:06, 23 September 2018 (UTC)

@Adog104: What is it a screenshot of?   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 23:20, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
Jeff G.; Ah, I had taken a horizontal and vertical screenshot from the horizontal slow motion video that I had recorded on an iPhone while the train was going through its final turn. Though, when uploading to the Upload Wizard it wouldn't show the image file (possibly because it was .PNG? I'm not good with photos clearly), so in concern I toke another vertical and horizontal screenshot of the pre-existing image I toke before and cropped it accordingly so its black borders wouldn't show (sorry this is awkward). Adog104 (talk) 23:35, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
@Adog104: this photo was taken in the United States, so consent is not needed to take or publish photographs of identifiable people in public places. I looked around a bit online and people are somewhat divided over whether amusement parks count as public places for the purposes of personality rights, since they're private property and you need to pay a fee to enter ([3], [4]). IANAL, but in my opinion, as long as the park does not forbid photography, parkgoers have no reasonable expectation of privacy in public areas of the park, so photographs like this (not focused on an individual person) should be okay.
Additionally, there may be commercial restrictions depending on which state the photograph was taken in. An overview of the right of publicity law in Florida can be found here. Florida's law protects against unauthorized commercial use of a person's name or likeness, though that protection doesn't apply to [t]he publication, printing, display, or use of the name or likeness of any person in any newspaper, magazine, book, news broadcast or telecast, or other news medium or publication as part of any bona fide news report or presentation having a current and legitimate public interest and where such name or likeness is not used for advertising purposes (which I would think includes Wikipedia) or [a]ny photograph of a person solely as a member of the public and where such person is not named or otherwise identified in or in connection with the use of such photograph. [5] It may not be necessary in this case, but you could add {{personality rights}} or {{consent|public}} to the image description page to alert reusers that there may be restrictions on how they can use the photo. clpo13(talk) 16:59, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

Problem in Bicol Wikipedia on Ringer Uploaded photosEdit

hi here, I was concern to my fellowmen Ringer that his many photos uploaded since 2007 was deleted by common delinker, that those photos taken from his Camera, since before he uploaded it to Wikipedia in 2007, at that time their is no Wizard upload so What shall I do to retrived those pictured deleted by Common Delinker. Thanks ShiminUfesoj (talk) 04:10, 24 September 2018 (UTC)

Wikidata notificationsEdit

I've created large numbers of geo-categories, e.g. Category:Hopewell Township, Perry County, Ohio, and as they're constantly getting added to Wikidata, I'm often getting double-digit numbers of notifications every day. How do I disable them? In my preferences' Notifications section, I've already un-ticked both "Web" and "Email" boxes for Connection with Wikidata, and I've disabled Show notifications from other wikis, but the notifications keep coming. Nyttend (talk) 00:25, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

How can I automate mass deletion requestsEdit

Hello there!

I'd like to make a deletion request for multiple photos. Is there a easy automated way to do this? Thanks,--I eat bananas 101🍌 (talk) 00:33, 25 September 2018 (UTC)

Given this user's history and apparent lack of understanding of Commons process and policy, automated tool usage is not appropriate at this time. See COM:ANU#I eat bananas 101. clpo13(talk) 16:18, 25 September 2018 (UTC)