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Upload image to common!Edit

I tried to use the upload wizard, but I get the message connectivity problems, check your internet connection...

But the connection is ok!!

Kindly Bengt Smidenvall
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Dadde38 (talk • contribs) 18:31, 9 May 2019 (UTC)
Bengt Smidenvall,
Did you tried latter? -- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 22:04, 10 May 2019 (UTC)
Hello Rodriguez ! I have tried later, with the same bad result ! Why Is It So difficult to handle issues in Wikipedia!
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Dadde38 (talk • contribs) 06:40, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
@Dadde38: Please follow mw:How to report a bug or try Special:Upload if the problem recurs.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 06:45, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Uploading mediaEdit

Why is so hard to upload this files
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Deethug da Rapper ZA (talk • contribs) 12:30, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
Hello Deethug da Rapper ZA. It's not clear what media you are attempting to upload or what problems you are encountering in trying to do so. I'm afraid you will have to be more specific. GMGtalk 12:59, 13 May 2019 (UTC)
Deethug da Rapper ZA,
I recommend you read the first steps, this may help.
Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, if this do not help, don't be afraid to ask.
-- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 05:50, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Poster of historical imageEdit

Are there any copyright concerns if I take a picture of a poster containing a historical image, but I don't know who took that picture originally? Theflownhyppp8 (talk) 04:28, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

@Theflownhyppp8:Thank you for your question. Even disregarding the freedom of panorama, as a derivative work, you must still ask for permission from the author who took the picture mentioned. This is best done by sending an OTRS permission email according to the instructions of the page. Please feel free to ask me if you have any questions, thank you.廣九直通車 (talk) 05:04, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
If the image is out of copyright, and nothing else in the image is copyrightable, you should be fine. Hard to know a definitive answer without seeing the poster or knowing more details. But, for example, simple text + an image from the American Civil War would be fine. - Jmabel ! talk 15:11, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

why i am not able to upload my logo and you considering me as a botEdit

I am here to make a page with some information to the free world users and you are not allowing me to do so...what is the reason that you are considering me as a bot....and not letting me to make or add new changes and data i can upload my own created logo.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 05:25, 15 May 2019 (UTC), welcome to Wikimedia Commons, the free media depository of the Wikimedia Movement. It seems that you are not blocked, yet you are advised not to spam, or promote any company, product or service, as this is a violation of our policies, and offenders would be dealt instantly once spotted. Your username is also inappropriate, as per COM:IU, but you are encouraged to edit constructively using your second account. Please feel free to ask me if you have any questions, thank you!廣九直通車 (talk) 08:45, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Delete all my worksEdit

How can i delete my photos from wikimedia ?

I want to do this
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Samirzahirovic (talk • contribs) 08:56, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
Hey Samirzahirovic. The criteria for speedy deletion on Commons allows for users to request that their own uploads be summarily deleted, but only within a week of uploading. Many of your files have been around for about a year or more, and are currently being used 248 times on various Wikimedia projects. We do not allow self-requested deletion of such long standing files unless there is some other reason why they would not be appropriate for Commons. GMGtalk 12:51, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
More specifically: you presumably granted an irrevocable license when you uploaded. - Jmabel ! talk 15:13, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Upload Wizard large images (jpeg, >10mb) "Internal error: Server failed to store temporary file."Edit

When i try to upload a large image with the uploadwizard it doesnt work and shows this error: "Internal error: Server failed to store temporary file."

It doesnt work to retry. Smaller pictures can be uploaded easily.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ssprmannheim (talk • contribs) 10:04, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
@Ssprmannheim: Sorry, we don't have a fix yet. Please see #Internal error: Server failed to store temporary file. above.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:03, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:KHK David.jpgEdit


--Anhhungahr (talk) 12:09, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

  • You can't just find a random file on the Internet & upload it to Commons. It must either be in the public domain (Phạm vi công cộng) or have an appropriate license granted by the copyright owner. - Jmabel ! talk 15:20, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

رفع الملفاتEdit

هل يمكنني رفع شعارات اللوجو مع العلم انني من يصممها فتخصصي انفوقرافيا
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ali deghal (talk • contribs) 17:13, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
upload files Can I upload logo logos with the knowledge that I am designing them with an extravagant specialization
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 19:23, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
@Ali deghal: نعم ، إذا كانت الترجمة دقيقة.
Yes, if the translation is accurate.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 19:29, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Use of images from author press kitEdit

The image is part of the authors Press Kit, can it be uploaded for use on the article I'm writing on her? --Azurerae (talk) 18:43, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

@Azurerae: Hi, and welcome. I don't see Commons:Licensing compliant permission there. Please have the photographer or image designer post Commons:Licensing compliant permission for such work on their website or social media presence or send the image and permission via OTRS with a carbon copy to you.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 19:20, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Mongezi Veti.jpgEdit

I obtained this file/photo from the owner whom i have written a biography for. Which tags do i need to apply to ensure the picture does not get removed or be flagged as a copyright violation?

--Karabo.Ramagaga (talk) 19:49, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

@Karabo.Ramagaga: Hi, and welcome. Please have the photographer post Commons:Licensing compliant permission for such work on their website or social media presence or send the image and permission via OTRS with a carbon copy to you.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 19:53, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: Hi Jeff, this person in an execute in the organisation and will not write a statement on the said blog. This is his corporate headshot that he uses even on the company website. What other options do we have to resolve this?
--Karabo.Ramagaga (talk) 20:02, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
@Karabo.Ramagaga: Did you contact the photographer?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 20:09, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: This is a corporate picture that was taken during a corporate photoshoot a few years ago. Thus the owner of the photo shared it with me when i asked for his picture. how do i change the tags on the picture so it does not get deleted?
--Karabo.Ramagaga (talk) 20:19, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
@Karabo.Ramagaga: Please substitute corporate counsel for photographer above. Also, please see en:WP:THREAD and en:WP:INDENT.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 20:23, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: I do not understand what it is that you need me to do? --Karabo.Ramagaga (talk) 20:45, 15 May 2019 (UTC)
@Karabo.Ramagaga: Please have the subject's corporate counsel (corporate lawyer) post Commons:Licensing compliant permission for such work on their website or social media presence or send the image and permission via OTRS with a carbon copy to you.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 21:01, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

@Jeff G.: I think you are presuming too much context. @Karabo.Ramagaga: as indicated at Commons:Project scope#Must be freely licensed or public domain, Commons can only host images that are either in the public domain (won't be relevant here) or where the holder of the copyright grants a free license that allows (at a minimum) free reuse for any purpose, including commercial, and the creation of derivative works. More details at the linked page. What Jeff is saying is, effectively, what would have to happen to have evidence of such a license. From what you are saying, they don't seem to be interested in granting such a license, so Commons probably can't host this photo. - Jmabel ! talk 22:44, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Copyright help: File:Cochrane review article search.png‎Edit

I took a screenshot and edited it in Paint.NET. While I'm happy to release my part of the work under CC-BY-SA, is the fact this is a screenshot of a copyrighted website mean it should be removed from Commons, as it may not be free? Fuse809 (talk) 02:27, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

  • Borderline on whether anything there is copyrightable other than the Cochrane logo, which is certainly copyrighted and needs to be covered over or blurred, but other than that I think the rest of this may be below the threshold in the U.S. Others' thoughts would be appreciated- Jmabel ! talk 05:57, 16 May 2019 (UTC)


Не могу загрузить фото. Пишут: Произошла ошибка при открытии файла для проверки архива.Подскажите что делать?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Новинская Г.А. (talk • contribs) 05:59, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
В каком формате был Ваш файл? --EugeneZelenko (talk) 13:23, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

how will i know if i have been selected or notEdit

will wkikipedia give me notification if i will ever be selected
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Rishika Rajak (talk • contribs) 07:40, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

I need a review of the following photos from de.WikipediaEdit

Emanuel Kudela.
I'd like to add it to Kudela's entry at List of cyclists with a cycling-related death. And since I'm not so well-versed in the ways of Commons, would very much appreciate it, if after it passes this review could someone please add it to Commons. (Photos of the pioneers of cycling are so hard to come by...) Thanks, Shearonink (talk) 16:07, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

✓ Done I have uploaded it at File:Emanuel Kudela.jpg. De728631 (talk) 16:21, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
THANK YOU. You are truly awesome. Shearonink (talk) 16:23, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

Am going through the English Wikipedia list-article trying to find entries that are missing photos and just found two more...

If someone could please review these 2 photos and upload them to Commons (if they pass review) that would be a big help. Thanks, Shearonink (talk) 17:19, 16 May 2019 (UTC)

 Not done@Shearonink:Thank you for your request. Unfortunately it is not possible for us to upload the two images to Wikimedia Commons, since they are marked not to be uploaded to Commons. Do you have any reasons that these images are suitable to be moved to Commons? Please further explain.廣九直通車 (talk) 12:37, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
? Both photos are marked as needing review not as "unsuitable".
  • The Willy Schmitter/Peguy one was taken by an unknown photographer before 1906, published in 1906, and therefore would seem to be in the Public Domain since it has been 113 years since the date of publication and the photographer has to be dead.
  • The Josef Schwarzer photo was taken before 1909 by an unknown photographer, published in 1909, and would also seem to be in the Public domain since it has been 110 years since the date of publication and the photographer has to be dead.
I am trying to fill in the photoless individual entries in List of cyclists with a cycling-related death. If I am wrong about these photos being in the public domain oh well! but there are no other photos of these men available to me and that is not unusual for these early cyclists. For instance, I have been unable to find any pictures of Bert Harris - I personally think this is amazing...he was one of the most famous sportsmen-athletes of his day, thousands of people attended his funeral procession and no one took a photo of him while he was alive?!? I also do not have access to the source material, these photos were uploaded to the de.Wikipedia by the wonderful Nicola from a German-language original held at a library/archive. Shearonink (talk) 15:16, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
Is it really not possible for these photos to be uploaded to Commons? Shearonink (talk) 20:25, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
  • I know it's weird, but in these terms 113 years really isn't quite enough unless we have something more (e.g. taken in a country that makes particular allowance for anonymous work). Let's say the photographer was 25, lived to be 80; that means they died 58 years ago, and most countries grant copyright for life + 70 years. Again, there are exceptions, but we'd need specifics. We had to draw the line somewhere for {{PD-old-assumed}}, and we chose 120 years (which, as the example just given shows, still isn't entirely safe). - Jmabel ! talk 23:15, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
Yeah, I is weird. So it's no photos at all for these men on the List. And there isn't a fair-use exception for only known photos of subjects long-dead. Hmm. Oh well. Thanks for the explanation. Shearonink (talk) 17:24, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
@Jmabel: These are perfectly fine just as the first image Shearonink requested. PD-EU-anonymous and PD-1923 apply here. De728631 (talk) 17:27, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
That's fine with me. I was just saying that "113 years old" is not enough to imply OK. - Jmabel ! talk 01:06, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
Since I (sort of) have a COI here, being that I am the one who requested that these pics be uploaded to Commons, if policy/guidelines are indicating that they pass "Commons-review" if someone else could upload them I would be grateful. Image-use/permissions are not my strong suit plus I don't want to cast any shadows on these pics getting reviewed so if someone else would upload them or not or whatever and leave an update here in this thread that would be great/helpful/awesome. Cheers, Shearonink (talk) 03:21, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
No worries, I have uploaded the other two images at Commons. De728631 (talk) 15:17, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
THANK YOU. Shearonink (talk) 15:55, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Permission to enter Dominican RepublicEdit

Hi my name is Michael Rehrig, I'm searching for an answer about wether I will be allowed into the Dominican Republic if I am currently on County Probation in PA. Even tho I may be givin the permission from my county probation department, will I have a problem entering the Dominican Republic?

I just received my passport, but will I still be denied entry just because I'm on probation in Pennsylvania?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Michael P Rehrig (talk • contribs) 22:16, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
I have no idea. This is a venue for asking questions about Wikimedia Commons - how to use this online image repository, how to upload and download images, etc.. Sorry, but you're asking a question about serious legal matters and you will have to get an answer to your question elsewhere. Ask the Embassy of the Dominican Republic or ask the US Passport folks or maybe an immigration lawyer - We cannot help you. Shearonink (talk) 23:07, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
Personal note: you will probably not be denied to enter Dominican Republic, if you are coming there to spend Dollars (or Euros), they will let you in anyway. But be aware that if the US wants you back, they will find you right there, they will wipe their ass with the sovereignty of the Dominican Republic and they will come over and catch you. (I have seen this from close in the DR.) Jcb (talk) 23:19, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
@Michael P Rehrig: During your trip, you should carry permission in writing from your Probation Officer in case you have a problem.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 05:35, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Flag CreatorEdit

Have found sources which expand on the Flags used by the Chinese Red Army during its civil war period. However, none of the images are SVG. How does one go about getting help creating appropriate SVGs for upload to commons? These are flags of historical interest and would greatly improve the articles.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Diaozhadelaowai (talk • contribs) 04:32, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

How could I change the profile photo?Edit

Hi there. This is Kiichiro. I would like to change the profile photo of Yukiko Mishima.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Umetaro1986 (talk • contribs) 11:31, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

She is a movie director and then I am her manager. She asked me to change the photo on wikipedia to the photo on her official website.

Actually, I tried to do that yesterday, but this morning wikimedia commons appeared "this file is a copyright violation because it comes from:" But this photo is her profile photo... Please let me know how I could change the profile photo.

Thank you!
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Umetaro1986 (talk • contribs) 11:25, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
@Umetaro1986:Thank you for your question. Please inform the photographer of Miss Mishima's profile photo to send an email to (English) or (Japanese) according to the instructions of OTRS (Japanese instructions). An OTRS volunteer would then undelete the image and process your permission. Please feel free to ask me if you have any questions, and you may also want to ask for translation if you cannot speak good English, thank you!廣九直通車 (talk) 12:34, 17 May 2019 (UTC)
  • @Umetaro1986: Convenience links: File:Mishima.jpg, File:Yukiko Mishima.jpg
  • Sorry this has become a mess, and it may be a little harder to sort out now that the images were rejected than it would have been beforehand.
  • What 廣九直通車 says will work, but OTRS has quite a backlog. Assuming your client has a website or other official web presence of her own, a quicker thing to do would be to put the image on your own site, indicate who owns the copyright (the photographer, unless the license has been formally transferred) and under what license the photo is available. Then you can cite your own website as the source.
  • If you had not already uploaded, it would be easy to then upload, but just re-uploading a deleted photo is against policy. At this point, you need to go through Commons:Undeletion requests. Please, when you do that, give the links in the form [[:File:Mishima.jpg]], [[:File:Yukiko Mishima.jpg]] so they will know which images you mean.
  • You might yet have to go through OTRS if anyone doubts that a photographer signed over their rights to you, but at least you will be able to clarify more quickly what supporting documentation someone thinks is required. - Jmabel ! talk 15:36, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

WAV and FLAC playersEdit

I noticed moving a WAV and FLAC file to a new name causes the player not to work on them unless the file is reuploaded. Anyone else have this problem? – Illegitimate Barrister (talkcontribs), 16:19, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Subtitle formattingEdit

There seems to be a recent bug with the media player subtitles. In the past they could be formatted to include boldface, italics, size increases, etc., but now it no longer works. – Illegitimate Barrister (talkcontribs), 16:19, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Book coverEdit

I would like tu use some images in the public domain as kindle book covers. I will write the title and the authors name of the book over the image. I will also give the name of the painter. Is it ok? —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 20:17, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Error message on imagenotesEdit

Is anyone else finding that the last day or so they are consistently getting an error message when adding an ImageNote? The note, in fact, adds successfully, it's just a bogus error message. I use Firefox, if that helps anyone. - Jmabel ! talk 23:20, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

Seems so, see Commons:Village_pump#ImageAnnotator_broken. – BMacZero (🗩) 16:43, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Adding coordinates after uploading a photo to Upload Wizard for Wiki Loves Earth Photo ContestEdit

I only realized coordinates were required after submission, but I don't know how to edit the photo's info. I'm a new user so I practically have no idea how the website works and I would really appreciate some help :)
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Angel12684 (talk • contribs) 07:21, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
1. Click "Edit" next to "Summary"
2. Add your geocoords template at the bottom under the "}}". Example:{{Object location|53.41622|-2.91903}}
3. Click the "Preview" button and make sure there are no errors. It it's OK, click "Submit"

Let us know if you're having any problems. Cheers Rodhullandemu (talk) 07:27, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

Getting the licenseEdit

How can i get a licence from creative common for my photos? Or the procedurus to get it
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Adindaputri24 (talk • contribs) 17:04, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
If you took the photos yourself, you can just pick a Creative Commons licence of your choice and add it to whereever you publish your photo. You don't have to contact Creative Commons or anyone else. For use at Wikimedia Commons, we have templated bits of Wiki code for these licences, and the Upload Wizard has a drop-down menu where you can simply choose a licence. De728631 (talk) 17:13, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

CC0 caption text?Edit

While uploading using the wizard, I found that I was obliged to license my image description text under CC0. In the case of captions copied from a PD or CC-SA source, I can't legally do this. Separately, I sometimes write very long texts (see my last upload). I also sometimes include the code needed to reconstruct the image. I want to license my original image-associated text material under a sharealike license (CC-SA and the GFDL would be fine). Does this mean I have to upload images with no caption text, and just upload the caption text on each language wiki, cross-wiki link the image page to a page in my draft space or something? Or is there an easier way to upload text with another license? I did look for info on this on Commons, but did not find it.

Secondly, is there any way to make the wizard accept "1763" or "late 9th century" as publication dates? HLHJ (talk) 22:36, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

  • CC-0 only applies to the "caption" (a recent structured data addition) not to the "description". You can leave out a "caption" entirely. (Unless I'm missing something: have they changed the Wizard to require a caption, or merged it with the "description"? I never use the Wizard, I use Special:Upload.) In any case, both caption and description text can be added by editing the file page in Commons, no need to go to individual-language Wikipedias. If that's not entirely clear, ping me & I'll help you sort it out.
  • Again: not sure what the Wizard will accept, but both of those can easily be done by editing the file page after uploading. Or maybe you, like me, would do better to use Special:Upload, which lets you do things explicitly in Wikitext (although, sadly, does not currently support the new "captions", just "descriptions"). "1763" is trivial there; "late 19th century" would be be best done with "between", e.g. {{between|1870|1899}} becomes between 1870 and 1899
    date QS:P,+1850-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1319,+1870-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1326,+1899-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
    . - 01:18, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
None of these little icons... apparently they were in some of the mockups, but were never discussed (see discussion)
I prefer some of the other tools too, but the wizard is in the sidebar and it's what I mostly use in practise. On the "Describe" page of the Wizard, where you fill in the image title, captions, description, date, and categories, there is a box at the bottom of all that that says "License for captions contributions only (this applies to caption text, NOT the file) By clicking "publish", you agree to the terms of use, and you irrevocably agree to release your contribution under the Creative Commons CC0 License." I wasn't sure if this applied to the description text, which I think of as the caption. If it only applies to the "caption" section, that's a lot better, but the UI is ambiguous. I think the "Description" field ought to come first (it's easier to sumarize something you've just written out in full) and the bit above the "Caption" field that says "Optional" ought to also indicate that the contents of this field will be released under CC0. Putting the license at the bottom of the entire page mislead me into thinking that it applied to the whole page. I'd also like an info-icon link to Commons:File captions, and I'd like that page to describe why the captions are CC0 without the option and link to the discussion of it, which I can't find. "License for captions contributions only (this applies to the text in the "Caption" text field, NOT the file)" would also be clearer. HLHJ (talk) 01:03, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
The structured data fields ("Depicts") also don't say what license you release the data under. The Open Database License? Ir would be good to know, structured data looks technically good and I'd like to be able to contribute. HLHJ (talk) 01:41, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Found unsafe CSS in the style element of uploaded SVG fileEdit

hello, i translated this image to arabic and im trying to upload it here to commons, but i keep getting this message:

"MiRNA-ar.svg Found unsafe CSS in the style element of uploaded SVG file"

can any one tell me what is the problem here. i used inkscape 0.92 and i just translated the english text to arbic, there was no use of CSS what so ever. any help, thank you.--Momas (talk) 23:29, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

How did you convert? did you simply translate the existing strings and safed locally? Because I suspect it is the embedded font file which is btw in my opinion not covered by the free license. Note this: User:Kelvin13/Frutiger. — Speravir – 02:57, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
Ping @JoKalliauer. Jo, da Perhelion leider mehr nicht so richtig oft in Commons anwesend ist, bist Du derzeit der einzige, von dem ich weiß, dass er sich mit SVG intensiver beschäftigt. Kannst Du dazu mehr sagen oder weißt eventuell jemanden, den man noch anpingen könnte? Was sagst Du zum als WOFF eingebetteten Frutiger-Font? Ist das hier hilfreich in Bezug auf das Problem von Momas: User:Kelvin13/SVG text tutorial (und als Erwähnung: User:Kelvin13/Standardization)? — Speravir – 02:57, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

@Speravir: that is exactely what i did and when i finished i converted the text objects to path via object to path, so it do not scatter like here. i have worked with the font i used in the image before (like here and there was no problems) but not with an image of Kelvin13.

note: i tried to reupload kelvin13's image (that i downloaded from here,and was not translated) and i got the same problem! so i dont think that the problem is from my translated file --Momas (talk) 10:40, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

@Momas, Kelvin13: As @Speravir: suggested it is a problem of the font, more precisely you have to delete src: url("data:font/woff;charset=utf-8;base64,data:application/x-font-ttf;base64,
The security increased therfore old files like this one can't be uploaded any more, but old files containing unsave elements still exist.
I repaired the mentioned file.
@Momas: You can use to remove this issue.
 — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 13:05, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

@JoKalliauer, Speravir: thank you very much i finally was able to upload it here, note that your tool didin't work for me, and i had to edit the file with notepad++ and delete all of @font-face {} containing src: url("data:font/woff;charset=utf-8;base64,data:application/x-font-ttf;base64, you mentioned Manually, thank you again and have a good day--Momas (talk) 14:34, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

THX from my side, as well, Johannes. But I fear, all SVG files of KevinSong/Kevin13 have to be checked for the embedded non-free Frutiger Neue font (apparently you did not remove font-family="Frutiger Neue 55", I wonder in which font I see the text now). — Speravir – 17:55, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
@Speravir: hardly any view files of KevinSong/Kevin13 contain such unsave css, but he (almost?) always uses Frutiger Neue, which is a commertical, (500€) font, therefore he uses {{Path text SVG}}, which is generally undersireable because it is difficult to edit and it increases file-size, see User:Kelvin13/SVG_text_tutorial for details. However using copyright-fonts might be a copyright-issue? @Incnis Mrsi: I think you know more about the use of copyrighted fonts.
As in File:SVG_Text_tutorial_Text_SVG.svg the font can be replaced by Liberation Sans or Arial but depening on the font-family of Frutiger Neue you need different font-weight "normal"; "bold"; "bolder"; "lighter"; "100"; "200"; "300"; "400"; "500"; "600"; "700"; "800"; "900", see User:Kelvin13/Frutiger for a rough correlation.
 — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 18:30, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
Can’t offer an expert advice, but for some fonts rsvg maps proprietary font names to free replacements having similar metric. This enabled me to repair the Adobe’s font-family idiocy with some success. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 08:00, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Завантаження обєкту ПЗФ УкраїниEdit

Доброго дня, виникли труднощі із завантаженням фалу на конкурс памяток природи, фото завантажив, але його не бачу на сторінці памятки, при завантаженні не зрозуміло куди саме вказувати ID обьєкта ?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ivan Lavrenchuk (talk • contribs) 08:29, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Translated to english, by google-translate:

Good afternoon, I had difficulty downloading the file for the competition of nature memos, I uploaded the photo, but I can not see it on the memo page, it's not clear where to specify the object ID when loading?

 — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 10:38, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Note: all three the user’s uploads are from Facebook. I start to hate “Wiki loves…” for people directed to Commons because of these ads. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 13:12, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

@Incnis Mrsi: They seem to have been uploaded for Wiki Loves Earth 2019 in Ukraine.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:24, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Change name in file historyEdit


I uploaded a picture with a nick name. Is it possible to replace the nick name with my real name? I have forgotten the password to my nick name. Can you verify my story via IP number?

EasterSmooth (talk) 12:49, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

@EasterSmooth:Thank you for your question. Did you mean that you have uploaded an image with an alternate account on Commons, and you forgot the password of your alternate account?廣九直通車 (talk) 13:45, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
Regarding your question: No, it is not possible to change the name. — Speravir – 17:58, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Another image question...Edit

So. I think this might be an issue... I created a Category in English Wikipedia for some images from the "Texas City disaster" article - "Category:Texas City disaster" and any/all associated images I could find over there (including some images I removed from that article's gallery). After creating the category in Eng WP, I then realized that there was also a Commons Category of "Texas City Disaster". All I was trying to do with creating the WP Cat was to collect all of the Texas City Disaster photos in one place so I could put a link or a See also or something at the article so people could access all the possible Disaster photos collected together in one place. Now, the issue is...not all of the Disaster photos at English Wikipedia have been ported over to Commons. I (or someone who actually knows what they are doing please) would have to review them and transfer them over to Commons and Commons usage is not my strong suit so... did I create the "Texas City disaster" WP Cat in error? etc. How would it be best to proceed... Thanks, Shearonink (talk) 15:54, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

Category:Texas City disaster didn't exist yet on the English Wikipedia since you had only tagged the files without creating the category page. I have now created that page to temporarily keep the three files and the article. However, the problem with these files is that they are each licensed under a Creative Commons licence, but the uploader does not seem to be the copyright holder. I.e. the files are all attributed to a certain Alfred S. Gerson. Therefore we need evidence that these photographs are in fact freely available under said CC licence. I have marked the files at Wikipedia for delayed deletion due to missing permission. Unfortunately, the uploader has been inactive since 2015, so I don't see a chance of him reacting anytime soon. De728631 (talk) 16:14, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
Oh no! They're going to be deleted? Did some research and Judge Gerson (who the photos are attributed to) passed away in 2013. He was a Judge in Jefferson County Texas and these photos appear to be from his personal collection & date from the Disaster. I am not sure how to find out the photogs name/s... Shearonink (talk) 17:34, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

upload a picture?Edit

Sorry... how can i upload a pic?

I can only read regulations? ??
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Globywood (talk • contribs) 17:16, 19 May 2019‎ (UTC)
You can use the Upload Wizard. De728631 (talk) 17:22, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

File:Barehand Knitting - Bird Pinch.gifEdit

Pay attention to copyright
File:Barehand Knitting - Bird Pinch.gif has been marked as a possible copyright violation. Wikimedia Commons only accepts free content—that is, images and other media files that can be used by anyone, for any purpose. Traditional copyright law does not grant these freedoms, and unless noted otherwise, everything you find on the web is copyrighted and not permitted here. For details on what is acceptable, please read Commons:Licensing. You may also find Commons:Copyright rules useful, or you can ask questions about Commons policies at the Commons:Help desk.
The file you added has been deleted. If you believe that the deletion was not in accordance with policy, you may request undeletion.
This file is a copyright violation for the following reason: Clear copyvio; copyright in image
Wikimedia Commons takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing.

There are no copyright infringement for any of these picture files:

  1. 1 File:Barehand Knitting - Bird Pinch.gif
  2. 2 File:Blue Ball.jpg
  3. 3 File:Barehand Knitting - Coyote Pinch.gif
  4. 4 File:2. Thumb to Middle finger--Fox Pinch.gif
  5. 5 File:4. Thumb to Pinky-- Peacock Pinch.gif
  6. 6 File:Barehand Knitting - IMG-6.jpg
  7. 7 File:Barehand Knitting - IMG-4 copy.jpg
  8. 8 File:Barehand Knitting - IMG-2.jpg

You are requested to release the usage of above mentioned pictures on your site today please
If you need anymore information,you are welcome to contact me directly at:

Thank you for expediting the release process as I have to complete this page asap.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 2019-05-19 20:13‎ (UTC)
Please read Commons:Project_scope/Precautionary_principle and Commons:Licensing
@Túrelio: You deleted those files, do you have anything to add?
 — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 20:21, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
According to User:OgreBot/Uploads_by_new_users/2019_May_15_19:30#Aleshaneeakin_(12_edits) @Aleshaneeakin: uploaded this pictures
If you have the permission, please send it to Commons:OTRS
 — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 20:25, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
See also COM:ANB#   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 20:46, 19 May 2019 (UTC)


اريد التحدث معكم في امور تهم مصتقبل

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Mohammed1212wa (talk • contribs) 01:09, 20 May 2019‎ (UTC)
I want to talk to you about matters of future concern \
translator: Google Translate via   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 01:20, 20 May 2019 (UTC)



I am writing a Wikipedia article about the Vietnamese company DatVietVAC and want to use the company logo in the infobox. I have permission to do this but cannot figure out how I can get the article on Wikimedia.

Any information on how to get the logo accepted would be greatly appreciated.


— Preceding unsigned comment added by TassoDD (talk • contribs) 03:15, 20 May 2019‎ (UTC)
@TassoDD: Hi, and welcome. I am sorry to inform you that you have triggered Special:AbuseFilter/153 by trying to cross-wiki upload a png logo as a new user while leaving the summary intact. Such uploads of png logos are not allowed at all. You said it's your own work. Usually when someone uploads a png logo, it's a copyright violation taken from the web. Please upload the full-size original of it, including EXIF metadata, but it may be judged too complex to be under TOO in the country of origin, so you may need to send permission via OTRS. Also, any png image will look fuzzy when scaled down or jaggy when scaled up, so you may want to upload an svg or jpg version, too. If you change the summary or use our Upload Wizard instead, you should be able to avoid that filter.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 03:21, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Thank you very much Jeff. I'll follow all of that advice and hopefully get this done soon

I am writing an article on a book written in 2016, I want to upload a picture of the book's cover to the article. How can I do this?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by TassoDD (talk • contribs) 03:34, 20 May 2019‎ (UTC)
  • @TassoDD: Hi again. You may not have noticed: signing one's posts on talk pages here with ~~~~ helps people to find out who wrote something when, and it provides them with a link to one's user and talk pages (for further discussion).
You can have the publisher post Commons:Licensing compliant permission for it on their website or social media presence or send the photo and permission via OTRS with a carbon copy to you.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:52, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

@Jeff G.: I'm actually very confused now because I never wrote a post about a book in 2016, nor did I post that yesterday. Seems someone else may be using my account, which I will have to look into. Thank you again, Jeff. TassoDD (talk) 02:05, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

@TassoDD: Your account made these edits.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:15, 21 May 2019 (UTC)


I am Philip and I will like to know if you do accepts ideas on any national issues? There is this dream that has kept on disturbing me over 8years and about 5-6years I have decided to make research base on the nightmares and I discovered some fantastic ideas which can help our beloved Leaders to stop the excessive borrowing from other countries so as to generate more & more Locally Generated Funds to help our own and also cut the unemployment dependency ratio on the Government just to make life of a Ghanaian easy .
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikiphils1 (talk • contribs) 10:10, 20 May 2019‎ (UTC)
This is not a topic we would be interested in, Philip. Commons is a respository for freely-licensed media, particularly images. I do know the name of a Nigerian prince, however... Rodhullandemu (talk) 10:12, 20 May 2019 (UTC)


I'm trying to do a Wikipedia article on Kush Air. I want all of the fields on the Airline infobox to be filled out, that includes that Airline Logo. I want to upload the airline logo, which i found on the old Kush Air Website, but I don't know what information i need to upload it or what restrictions are on it.

I'm also trying to do the same for the Air Kufra logo. I uploaded a very low quality zoomed in screenshot of the Air Kufra logo, but I want the real logo. I asked the company on Facebook if I could use their logo, but they didn't respond. So I don't know what restrictions are on their logo either.

Can I have some help? Pilot0674 (talk) 12:37, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

The Kush Air logo is complex enough to be copyrighted and non-free, so we cannot host it here at Commons without permission from the copyright holder. However, once your article is finished, you can upload this logo locally at the English Wikipedia using this link. This will create a file page with a fair use rationale for use of the image in the Kush Air article only.
As to the Air Kufra logo, that one is simple enough to be exempt from copyright, so you don't need a permission. I have therefore overwritten the first version of File:Air Kufra Logo.png with the clear logo. De728631 (talk) 21:33, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

image for artist's pageEdit

Hallo i'am the digital media manager of Artist " Maurizio Galimberti" On assignment of artis,t i need put in the page of the photographer a image who display the particular technic of work I had inserted a photo I took of the photographer on a stage where he exhibited the portrait made to Lady Gaga, but the administrator Jaquen removed it for possible breach copryght. Maurizio Galimberti would like to insert the image of one of his works, that portraits of Johonny Depp performed by him at the Venice Festival. Will this also violate the rules, even with the specific request and authorization of the artist? thank you for help

Luigi Vigano'
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Gigiv (talk • contribs) 15:54, 20 May 2019‎ (UTC)
@Gigiv: Please have the artist post COM:L compliant permission for those paintings on his website or social media presence or send the images and permission via OTRS with a carbon copy to you.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:16, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Help Please...Edit

I have done all I know to there anyone who can maybe walk be through setting up my company's page? I've gotten error messages for almost everything I've done... I'm truly not doing it on purpose, I really just need some help... I have what I want to say done...but it said I was using it for promotion... I removed the link that was linking back to the web site...didnt know that was wrong......ok done, now I want to add the logo ( that I created ) it said the pic was too small....not sure what to do now...any help would be a Gods send...

Thank You for your time...
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Wavwax (talk • contribs) 19:30, 20 May 2019‎ (UTC)
This is Wikimedia Commons, a repository for free educational media, and not Wikipedia where you tried to set up a page. According to the user name rules of the English Wikipedia I had to block your account over there, because the English Wikipedia does not allow user names that merely consist of the name of a group or company. Accounts there are restricted to single individuals and this should be reflected in the user name. That aside, please do not add pages about your business to Wikipedia yourself. Wikipedia is not the yellow pages but an encyclopedia. If your business is notable, somebody else will write a Wikipedia article about it in due time. De728631 (talk) 20:56, 20 May 2019 (UTC)

Atlantis Marine ParkEdit

I have many beautiful photos of myself performing with the Atlantis dolphins and seals that i would like to donate to Wikipedia. I have recently created an account. Could someone please guide me in this matter. Cheers. Diane Dickerson x
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Diane Dickerson (talk • contribs) 00:19, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
Do I understand right that you are the trainer/performer who is photographed in action with the dolphins? Then we need permission from the photographer or other copyright owner (physical ownershipo is not the same). Read first Commons:OTRS. Afterwards see Commons:Upload Wizard. — Speravir – 02:16, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Copyright stuff (Couple of questions) regarding images taken from Japanese goverment agenciesEdit

Went through some website from a couple of Japanese agencies in Japanese obviously. I noted that their policies allow them to have anyone upload images taken by CC.

PS - Trying to ask here in case no one can answer via the village pump portal.


1. The copyright policies are in Japanese with no direct English translation. Here's an example taken from the Japanese MOJ.


(2)本利用ルールは,平成28年2月3日に定めたものです。本利用ルールは,政府標準利用規約(第2.0版)に準拠しています。 本利用ルールは,今後変更される可能性があります。既に政府標準利用規約の以前の版にしたがってコンテンツを利用している場合は,引き続きその条件が適用されます。

(3)本利用ルールは,クリエイティブ・コモンズ・ライセンスの表示4.0国際( (※外部サイトにリンクします。このリンク先は,平成28年2月3日現在のものです。)に規定される著作権利用許諾条件。以下「CC BY」といいます。)と互換性があり,本利用ルールが適用されるコンテンツは,CC BYに従うことでも利用できます。

The Cabinet Secretariat page has the same thing, except that their policies are dated since last year. I know a little Japanese and it seems that their policies can be used alongside CC 2.0

2. Can a government agency logo be covered as such under the Japanese CC 2.0. Here's an example.

Ominae (talk) 03:29, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Apparition répétée d'un bandeau inoportun lors de l' importation de nouveau fichierEdit

Pourquoi le bandeau "il y a une erreur dans ce que vous avez soumis" - Vous avez déjà téléversé le fichier...., apparait à chaque nouveau téléversement de fichier sur Wiki commons? Il me faut à chaque fois faire disparaître cet encart pour poursuivre l'importation.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Espirat (talk • contribs) 21 May 2019‎ 10:05 (UTC) (UTC)


I'm working in corporate communications for the insurance company HanseMerkur. I want to upload the company's logo to Wikimedia, so it can be seen on HanseMerkur's Wikipedia page.

But it seems that uploading a company logo is a juristically difficult topic. For example I'm unsure if uploading the logo forfeits the company's trademark rights to the logo. Then again other companies don't have issues uploading their logos, which makes it seem like there isn't a problem after all.

Could someone please explain if, how and under what circumstances I can safely upload our company's logo without surrendering our company's trademarked rights on it?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by HanseUK (talk • contribs) 21 May 2019‎ 11:14 (UTC) (UTC)
Assuming your company is willing to licence its logo so that anyone can use it, redistribute it, and alter it, our policy here is to warn such users using the {{Trademarked}} template. That means reusers are at least aware of the trademark status. Rodhullandemu (talk) 11:29, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
To clarify slightly: trademark and copyright are two separate bodies of intellectual property law. The only significant right deriving from copyright law that can be reserved for images on Commons is the right of attribution; however, we do not require any waiver of trademark rights. - Jmabel ! talk 15:28, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Почему удаляют фото из ВикискладаEdit

Добрый день! Я автор статьи об украинском ученом - педагоге Паламарчук Валентине Федоровне. Я ее дочь и коллега. Все фотографии, которые я загрузила, были удалены. Каким образом я могу подтвердить право их использовать, если это фотографии моей семьи.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Барановська О. В. (talk • contribs) 12:01, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
@Барановська О. В.: don’t use {{own}} on anything you didn’t create.
Не надо было объявлять собственной работой то, что сделано другими людьми.
Incnis Mrsi (talk) 12:09, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Почему я не могу считать своей работой фотографии семьи? Как мне оформить право загружать на страницу фото из нашего архива?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Барановська О. В. (talk • contribs) 12:40, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

“Related changes” in subcategoriesEdit

Is there a way (or a tool) to see “related changes” in a category and its subcategories? Thanks, Rybik Cukrowy (talk) 16:46, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

Uploading a videoEdit

Greetings, how can this video be uploaded to Commons? It seems to be adequately licensed and it's on an educational topic for which we have Category:Hells Bells and en:Hells Bells. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 17:45, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

@Jo-Jo Eumerus:Thank you for your question. I agree that the video is suitable to be uploaded to Commons. To do this, please follow the instructions on COM:VID#Video usage. Please feel free to ask me if you have any questions, thank you.廣九直通車 (talk) 03:11, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. Seems like the upload worked. Jo-Jo Eumerus (talk) 09:35, 23 May 2019 (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 two days. Speravir 02:25, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

NOOB questionEdit


Hearst Castle, a California State Park, sells books in their gift shops which may contain the images they also share on their Facebook page by way of having agreed to public use, yet some of their images claim to have a copyright, and I'd like to use them on Wikipedia. I looked in the FAQ, and could not find anything to address this. May I use it if I cite their Facebook page as the source, or would their copyright remain valid?

Also, I don't know how to properly cite or attribute the images from Wikimedia I want to add to Wikipedia articles. I've gathered that mentioning the user when making my entry is one way, but I notice citation information at the bottom of wikimedia pages that are not quite finished, and I don't know how to utilize them. Will you please provide a couple examples, if different, or provide a link to a help page that explains it? Thank you Davidlwinkler (talk) 00:54, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

They posted the same image in 2013, but without the copyright notice. Does the later of the two add any validity? Davidlwinkler (talk) 01:00, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
@Davidlwinkler: Wikimedia Commons respects copyright law, in source countries, in the United States, and in most countries of the world via the Berne Convention. In those countries, a copyright exists the moment a work is "fixed", rather than requiring registration. In the United States, notice and registration have not been required since 1 March 1989. So no, you may not upload such works here on Commons without permission from the copyright holders. However, please see en:WP:F.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 01:15, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

cannot accessEdit

cannot access link place to upload photo
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Helgairena (talk • contribs) 07:52, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
  • I can think of three entirely different things you could mean by that. Could you try rewording that, possibly in a different language if you are not sure how to say it in English? (or possibly you are just looking for Commons:Upload wizard) - Jmabel ! talk 15:33, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Website and in newspapersEdit


I want to update a page with pictures that i found on their website and in newspapers.

What is the most legal way to upload them?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Jules Muylaert (talk • contribs) 09:45, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

How to upload picturesEdit

My name is Jonathan Kassem from Nigeria. I just registered and wanted to upload a picture of my village, very wonderful site but it is giving me a lot of difficulty. What can I do
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Jonathan Kassem (talk • contribs) 10:22, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

"Снимай науку" номинация "Серии" коллажEdit

Здравствуйте! Для участия в конкурсе "Снимай науку-2019" загрузила серию фотографий, объединенных в один файл (коллаж). Все исходные фото сделаны мной. Получила сообщение, что медиафайл может быть удален, т.к является производной работой. Предлагают загрузить оригинальные файлы. Должна ли я загрузить их вместо коллажа? Но для участия в конкурсе «Снимай науку» я хотела бы представить фотографии, объединенные в один тематический файл. Можно просто указать, что оригинальные файлы являются собственной работой? Заранее спасибо Антропоид (talk) 12:29, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Вы имеете право загружать коллаж из собственных работ, но по ряду причин (включая чисто технические) участники вики предпочитают раздельные изображения, причём оригинальные (поверьте: это важно). Я бы советовал загрузить сырьё вместо того, чтобы переть на принцип и заявлять «вы не имеете права удалять полностью мою работу». Incnis Mrsi (talk) 12:54, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Question regarding deletion of imagesEdit

Hi, can a copyright holder delete his/her images whenever he/she wishes? Annadoro15 (talk) 13:08, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

@Annadoro15: No, sorry, please see COM:DP.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:15, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Change logo with trade mark registration certificateEdit

Hi, have to modify an old logo and I have the certificate of the trade mark registration. How can I do it? Thank you

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Francytres (talk • contribs) 14:02, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
  • @Francytres: Because Commons is as interested in historical logos as current logos, always upload under a new file name, do not overwrite the old logo. Then, make the change on the individual Wikipedias by changing which Commons file is used there.
  • It would help a lot to see the particular logo in question. If it is sufficiently simple, then you can use {{textlogo}} or {{PD-ineligible}}, as appropriate. Otherwise, the owner of the copyright of the logo must release it under a sufficiently free license, either by posting it with that license on their own website or by using the process described at COM:OTRS.
  • In any case, if/when you upload, use {{trademarked}}. - Jmabel ! talk 15:45, 22 May 2019 (UTC)


why can't the "mp3" file be uploaded on Wikimedia Commons?

Rhodok Sergeant (talk) 02:28, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

@Rhodok Sergeant: Hi, and welcome. I am sorry to inform you that you have triggered Special:AbuseFilter/192 by trying to upload an mp3 file with insufficient rights. Too many people try to upload audio files that are still copyrighted by the authors, performers, etc. without proper licenses from those people. Please feel free to request Autopatrol group membership at COM:RFR when you think you are ready, having that should allow you to upload mp3 files.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 02:30, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Remove image files immediatelyEdit

I hope to delete an image file which contains personal things.

I read "Category:Personal files for speedy deletion" and add speedy deletion tags ({{SD|F10}}) all around it, but it still exists.

Can you help me to delete this, it's very important to remove image files immediately?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Suspectinterrogation (talk • contribs) 04:34, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

And also, delete the history that contains this link. Thanks alot.

curprev 07:19, 18 May 2019‎ Suspectinterrogation talk contribs‎ m 45,652 bytes +699‎ →‎Plot by a South Korean man: Korean National Police Agency Cyber Bureau found the photo files associated with the Arabic exchange students on Mr. Lee's laptop, and questioned whether Mr. Lee and the ISIS(Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) members were involved in the assassination of the US President simply because they kept such files. undo
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Suspectinterrogation (talk • contribs) 04:42, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
  • You uploaded this yourself, then both nominated it for speedy deletion and for a deletion discussion that should not be closed in less than a week. What the heck? and you want to get rid of a link, so you put it here on the help desk, where it is highly visible and will be archived.
  • In any case, there are obvious copyright violations in the image in question, and I will delete it on that basis. - Jmabel ! talk 04:47, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Please delete my uploadsEdit

Can you help to delete the files I uploaded? I wrongly chose the file and there is no return button..... Thank you very much for your help. Clhy (talk) 06:42, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

@Clhy:Are you talking about File:Roger Chung.png? Please use {{SD|G7}} to delete it. Thank you.廣九直通車 (talk) 14:17, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
I am new to Wikimedia Commons..... May I know where should I put this command? Thanks Clhy (talk) 06:54, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
@Clhy: Please insert it as the new first line.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 10:55, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Change user contribution nameEdit

Hello. This is an inactive account of mine. I changed my username for privacy reasons but this file still shows my old username in red. I would like the contribution changed to my new username, which is under the 'File history' section's table column called 'User'. Thank you. --Silvervortex (talk) 10:22, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

@Silvervortex: Your @Saranrana123 account was not renamed.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 10:53, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

@Jeff G.: I renamed it yesterday yet the contribution is still unchanged for some reason. Is it possible to delete that file as I do not want that username to be shown for privacy reasons. --Silvervortex (talk) 10:58, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

@Silvervortex: Sorry, I wrote too soon. After I purged the file description page, your new username was shown.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:01, 23 May 2019 (UTC)


Добрий день!

Вперше створюю сторінку в Вікіпедії. Не можу зрозуміти, як вставити зображення з даними типу Дата народження, Дата смерті, Професія, Сімейний стан. Буду вдячна за допомогу!

Крім того, скажіть, будь ласка, як прибрати "користувача" перед назвою сторінки?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Liza Poloz (talk • contribs) 12:13, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
This is obviously related to uk:Користувач:Liza Poloz/Ґрант, Адам and uk:template:Особа which is controlled by Wikidata things and unlikely can work in the namespace 2. I’m definitely unwilling to embroil into uk.Wikipedia stuff. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 19:58, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Cannot login since todayEdit

There is something with my account. I am logged at Wikimedia Commons but when I try to log in on any Wikipedia page with my password it tells me "Wrong password or name". My Wiki-account name Doronenko and my password are correct.

Then I tried to reset a password and it told me "You cannot reset user's passwords because you are blocked globally." but I checked my global page and there is no wiki where I was blocked. Unfortunately my password is not strong and I am afraid someone cracked my account.

Could you help? --Doronenko (talk) 17:53, 23 May 2019 (UTC)

Were the account cracked, Doronenko couldn’t edit here because of SUL. You likely are using a globally blocked IP which is exempted from block here. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 19:16, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
@Doronenko: Please post to or follow the applicable instructions on m:srg.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 19:18, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
Could make sense as many globally blocked IPs are tolerated on Meta-wiki. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 19:24, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
@Doronenko: If "Global IP block exemptions" group membership doesn't work for you on Russian Wikipedia, that is by design and you will have to request local "ipblock-exempt" group membership there like I did.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 20:18, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: a great joke, although (from my experience) I could be embittered reading this if directed to me. Doronenko ceased to edit ruWP earlier than myself. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 20:56, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
@Incnis Mrsi: Of the 779 WMF projects I have touched, that is the only one where I had that problem. Noticing that Doronenko had edited that project (no matter how long ago) and was not blocked by username anywhere, I wanted to let him benefit from my experience. Nothing to do with you or wiki politics on that project.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 21:26, 23 May 2019 (UTC)
You guys are absolutely right - I can login from another device. That means someone blocked the IP-addresses. Doronenko (talk) 04:58, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
@Doronenko: Good, now you should have enough info to ask for "Global IP block exemptions" group membership at m:srg.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 05:04, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Photo of Lon Darling - need help uploadingEdit

For any responses, can you please leave me a note on my English Wikipedia user talk page to say I have messages here? I don't check Commons.

The photograph of Lon Darling found on this page of Oshkosh Public Museum's website should be able to be used for the article. If you read the fine print at the very bottom of that page, it says (emphasis mine): "NOTICE: This material may be freely used by non-commercial entities for educational and/or research purposes as long as this message remains on all copied material.' These electronic pages cannot be reproduced in any format for profit or other presentation without the permission of The Oshkosh Public Museum. © 2016 Oshkosh Public Museum, All Rights Reserved. To obtain permission to publish these images, contact the Archivist at"

Can someone please upload this into Commons and then add it to the infobox on his article? Thank you. SportsGuy789 (talk) 01:17, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

@SportsGuy789: Sorry, we can't do that due to the restriction on commercial use, please see COM:L for details.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 01:32, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
I still don't understand because that link leads to a confusing page of technical legalise, but I'm not going to fight it so I'll give up. Thanks. SportsGuy789 (talk) 13:57, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
@SportsGuy789: Commons:Project scope#Must be freely licensed or public domain has this in a nutshell. - Jmabel ! talk 15:41, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

I request help pleaseEdit

Hi, there - I've have received permission from the copyright holder. The image is of the South African Free State Premier Sisi Ntombela. You can find the original link of the image here. What do I do now? Lefcentreright (talk) 17:21, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

It's not clear what permission you've received from the copyright holder, but Commons' requirement is very specific:
  • We need the copyright holder to grant a specific free license (e.g. CC-BY-SA). The license in question must allow derivative works, and cannot be restricted to non-commercial use.
  • We need clear evidence that such a license has been granted. If the uploader is not the copyright-holder there are basically two ways to provide that evidence:
    1. The copyright-holder can go through the process described at COM:OTRS. This is effective, but is likely to takea while to get permission, the OTRS volunteers are usually quite backlogged.
    2. On a website that the copyright-holder clearly controls, they can indicate that the image has the particular license.
- Jmabel ! talk 23:44, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Draft page, Please helpEdit


I have published a page some time ago. Why has not been reviewed? Please assist me with this issue.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Praevalebit (talk • contribs) 18:02, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
  • @Praevalebit: I suspect you are on the wrong site. Your only prior edit on Wikimedia Commons was to upload this photo: File:Park Szczesliwicki Campus.jpg, and that was a Cross-wiki upload from the English-language Wikipedia. Perhaps you mean to ask on the English-language Wikipedia? - Jmabel ! talk 23:50, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

Can I upload a picture from 1925 that was given to me by my cusinEdit

The picture is of my great grandfather and his family outside his house. Is there any issue with that if I upload it? I have the photo on my desk now.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Leif Stenberg (talk • contribs) 20:24, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
  • @Leif Stenberg: Might be OK. You don't say what country (laws vary). And do you know who took the photo? Was it ever published? - Jmabel ! talk 23:51, 24 May 2019 (UTC)

I need to remove a file stored in a ADEMPIEREBR repositoryEdit

hello, I need to remove a resume stored in a ADEMPIEREBR repository but I can not access it with the user which I registered at some time and the page does not help me

I need to remove the file that is in that location

can you help me please ?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Eramirez1970 (talk • contribs) 00:49, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Zig-Zag Rolling PapersEdit

Hello i searched zig-zag Rolling Papers & i found the info to be incorrect & i have pictures to prove it.i would like to post the pics if you guys want me to? Gary
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Gary Mckerracher (talk • contribs) 11:35, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
@Gary Mckerracher: Who snapped the pics?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:43, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
@Gary Mckerracher: Go ahead per your email.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 12:15, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Photos of (fake) productsEdit


I want to add two photos of boxes of clones of lego products to the Lego clone page. After reading the page of what to/not upload, it seems like this might not be possible? It contains the logo of the clone companies and the boxes are photographed at the market in Hong Kong. Elmats (talk) 11:44, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

License of a Web Shell ( China Chopper ) ?Edit

Hi there,

I'm planning to upload a picture of a Web shell called China Chopper, I know it's open source but I can't find it's repository or the website of it's developer. I'm running the client on windows 10, is it allowed to upload the screen of the whole screen or do I need to crop it ? -- Eatcha (Talk-Page) - ping me 13:22, 25 May 2019 (UTC)