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

Chunked upload script broken?Edit

Has something been changed lately for chunked uploading? Both my latest uploads didn’t work as good as all others before with Rillke’s chunked upload script (cf. User talk:Rillke/bigChunkedUpload.js):

  • “use stash and async (recommended for large videos and photos)” is by default active, but the script refused with an error, I should deactivate async.
  • Doing so after upload I had to click on a yellow line to continue, which resulted in a login error (do not remember the content).
  • Nonetheless the files have been uploaded, but all update comments are lost and also the customary hint to the chunked upload script.

For comparison: It worked on 6 March: file with upload comment. It didn't on 9 March, File:Chekhov White Dacha study.jpg and today: File:Moscow Oblast Regions.svg. ({{ping|Matma Rex|p=}}, perhaps also @Jdx, Zhuyifei1999). — Speravir – 02:55, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
Made a mistake, hence @Matma Rex. --Speravir 02:57, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

  • With stash and async: FAILED: cannot-async-upload-file: The parameters "async" and "file" cannot be combined. If you want asynchronous processing of your uploaded file, first upload it to stash (using the "stash" parameter) and then publish the stashed file asynchronously (using "filekey" and "async"). Could be somewhat related to phab:T156365 but that one was deployed in late January. The relevant API query parameters are stash=1, async=1, file=<file contents> --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 05:29, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Without stash and async: The first upload request to API (which was supposed to be a chunked upload, therefore without the upload summary) was thought to be a non-chunked upload and was directly a success fid not return a filekey; the second API request (which was supposed to publish the chunk-uploaded file) queried the API with an empty file key and got the "invalid-file-key" from API, which triggered the warning text: "To continue uploading, please log in and click here after you did so. Script will try to resume. Error reported by server is: To continue uploading, please log in and click here after you did so. Script will try to resume. Error reported by server is: invalid-file-key: Not a valid file key."
--Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 05:29, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
The timing of this change is consistent with MediaWiki train to 1.29.0-wmf.15 on March 8, but I'm unable to find the relevent change that caused this. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 05:39, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for now, Zhuyifei1999. I noticed, what you did for the error messages. ;-) I’m really interested in getting the script running without this issue (and very probably there are more people). — Speravir – 18:18, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure there were no recent changes to the upload API, and the error message indeed matches the change from January. Maybe it's a problem only for files that are smaller than your chunk size? Both of the failing examples you linked are much smaller than the successful example. I don't really know how bigChunkedUpload works :( Matma Rex (talk) 18:47, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
bigChunkedUpload.js is the interface, the actual uploading logic is in User:Rillke/MwJSBot.js, and it replace the parameter chunk= with file= whenever only one chunk is needed. IIRC, bigChunkedUpload worked with both multi-chunk files and one-chunk files previously, but reading that phab ticket and ApiUpload.php again I don't understand how that would succeed. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 07:13, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
I do not know, how it works in detail, but yes, it worked fine with small files despite stash & async is activated by default. Actually the default chunk size is 4 MB (or MiB?). — Speravir – 22:59, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
I am still interested in fixing this. It still works with files, which are uploaded in chunks, cf. File:Nike89 Glienicker Brücke (crop).jpg. @Matma Rex, Zhuyifei1999: Is there no way to fix User:Rillke/MwJSBot.js? It may actually already be broken since January; the latest uploads I did with files definitely below minimal chunk size have been in early December, but it worked fine then: File:Symbolic Love Heart.svg and File:Balance scales symbol.svg. — Speravir – 01:48, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
 Doing… --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 06:07, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
✓ Done by making the script never use file= parameter. I'd actually prefer to have a better understanding of how it used to work, since according to the linked phabricator ticket file= will never work with chunked uploading whether or not the patch was merged in January. (The patch simply made it yell out the error instead of silently ignoring) --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 06:37, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
Without function checking: Thank you, Zhuyifei (? or Zhu Yifei or …?). Unfortunately I cannot help, could it have been always buggy without noticing this? Or should the issue with the vanishing edit comment then have occurred earlier? — Speravir – 18:57, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
What I meant is, the upload for small files with stash and async should never have worked and I don't understand how it could work at all earlier. It's not losing edit summaries, but upload failures. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 23:57, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
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Regarding cigarette brandsEdit


I've been browsing the Tobacco packaging warning messages as of recently and I would like to expand the information on there. I am a collector of cigarette packs and I have a lot of packs from all over the world, which I want to upload here through Wikimedia for everyone to use.

I have tried looking through all the guides but they're so complex and, at times, a tad too vague for my senses that I did not find the right kind of information. I've also tried looking through the archive, and only one question was posted there before, but that did not adhere to my own question, so I felt like posting it here directly.

Would I encounter any problems if I, for example, wanted to post a picture of a Moroccan pack of Marlboro Red or Gold on here? It's my own work and not from any site, but I feel like I may get in trouble regarding the copyright of said company. I've seen various pictures being posted before, but I don't want to take any risks regarding that.



--MatteoNL97 (talk) 12:51, 12 March 2017 (CET)

  • The issue is going to be the copyright status of the packaging. Copyright laws are different for each country, so there is no way anyone can give you a broad answer. If you have some specific questions, they are best asked at Commons:Village pump/Copyright. - Jmabel ! talk 01:33, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

help with Wikimedia OTRS release generator step 5Edit

I keep on pressing create to release eMail but nothing is happening --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 20:27, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

  • I send the email via my google email it that fine? --TDKR Chicago 101 (talk) 20:30, 12 March 2017 (UTC)
Probably not. Depends what needs to be confirmed through OTRS and by whom. If the expected communication is that someone, other than you, must send a confirmation of a free license from their address, then you sending something else from your address misses the mark on the three conditions and it will probably waste the OTRS team's time. If it is about "File:Hal Holbrook October 2010.jpg", a free license should be asked, not a permission to upload, and it would be more simple for everybody if you asked the author if he would accept to change the tag directly on the flickr page to offer a free license there. -- Asclepias (talk) 20:55, 12 March 2017 (UTC)

Personality rights template-Whose concern?Edit

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

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

Examples due to help desk questionEdit

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

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

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

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

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

Is there an answer for that question?Edit

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

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

Copyright help regarding File:Ralph C Guzman professor of politics and community studies.jpgEdit

Hi there, I uploaded this photograph after obtaining it from the University of California at Santa Cruz Special Collections online. I left the link in the description. It seems to me this photograph is publicly available courtesy of the Special Collections. I do not want this photograph to be deleted, so I am hoping someone can help walk me through the process of verifying its licensing status! Thank you very much!!

-- 13:26, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

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

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

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

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

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

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

1) Logged in to Wikipedia 2) Went to page 3) Selected Edit ("Bearbeiten") 4) Insert Media -> Upload -> drag png of my picture on to rectangle 5) Tick box that confirms I own the rights to this picture 6) Click Upload 7) New Form appears, Entering description, select date 8) Click on Save Button (upper right) 9) Receive annoying message -AGAIN- making me less and less wanting to contribute here "We could not determine whether this file is suitable for Wikimedia Commons. Please only upload photos that you took yourself with your camera, or see what else is acceptable. See the guide to make sure the file is acceptable and learn how to upload it on Wikimedia Commons."

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

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

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

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

Would like to post my own original photo of a motorcycle I own which I recently purchased.Edit

I recently purchased a 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber and was looking for Wikipedia article and didn't see one so I created the page. The page currently does not have any photo and I would like to share a photo on the page I have taken of my own motorcycle for use on the page as it is a new model for 2017.

I would like to know if this is allowed?

Alex — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alex Tanchoco (talk • contribs)

problems with displaying my newly uploaded mapEdit

I've just updated a new version of this map [1] which is considerably different from its previous versions. The problem here is that in the article using this map, Nguoi Nung of Vietnamese Wikipedia [2], it is displayed as its previous version instead of its newly uploaded version [3]. How could I make the file to be displayed as its latest version.

I have also asked this question here [4]. But I'm afraid that it would take a long time to be answered, so I ask once more time here, expecting that it'd be be responded soon. Thanks. Bookworm8899 (talk) 15:58, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

It appears to me to have been updated in the viWP article. The servers may have just been a little slow to rewrite the thumbnails. If you still see the old version there, try clearing your browser cache.—Odysseus1479 (talk) 17:52, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for your quick suggestion. I opened the Vietnamese wikipedia article using a different web browser and it worked. Bookworm8899 (talk) 18:09, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
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Соблюдение подобия формы существа с увеличением его обёма.Edit

(Observance of the similarity of the form of a being with an increase in its volume.)

Телёнок в процессе роста становится коровой,но подобия формы не изменяет. (The calf grows into a cow in the process of growth, but does not change its similarity.) Кто его скульптор в процессе роста? Это тема для обсуждения в википедия (Who is his sculptor in the process of growth? This is a topic for discussion in Wikipedia)

ФОРУМ-- 23:24, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

What does this have to do with media, like pictures? (Какое это имеет отношение к средствам массовой информации, например к фотографиям?) - Richardkiwi (talk) (talk) 23:48, 13 March 2017 (UTC)
@Richardkiwi: I'm quite sure that such a nonsensical entries are a form of vandalism. See also ru:Special:Diff/84064380. --jdx Re: 07:45, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
Ok, I looked like it, but it is in a strange language, I translated and replyed to be sure. Thnx. - Richardkiwi (talk) (talk) 14:50, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Image uploadEdit

I am adding info to an article about the Cornell University Glee Club audio recordings. The article states that the recording list is incomplete, and to verify the information I am submitting I would like to upload a scan of a record label. The record was issued some time in the 1950's. It contains no copyright information; only the university's crest, the name of the glee club, the name of the director, the words "Cornell Alumni Association" and the titles of the songs recorded. It also contains some wording about the performance license limitations ("Licensed by the Manufacturer Only For Non-Commercial Use on Phonographs In Homes"). Is this image allowable? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Andrewgage (talk • contribs)

  • It would seem almost certain that the copyright of such a work would never have been renewed, and as a U.S. work from before 1964 that would put it in the public domain. I think it's pretty safe to use {{PD-US-not renewed}}. - Jmabel ! talk 04:50, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

uploading files with minor amendmentsEdit

On a couple of occasions when I have corrected scans on an odd page due to a line being missed and uploaded a new version, the corrected page image does not appear opposite my text: the old incorrect image still remains. However, the new corrected image is shown when the image tag is used. Other times this problem does not occur. Is there any way round this? - Esme Shepherd (talk) 23:14, 14 March 2017 (UTC)

  • Most likely just a caching issue, which will clear up eventually. Try clearing your browser cache next time this happens, although there can also be some caching between the database and your browser. - Jmabel ! talk 05:56, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Como pongo una imagen en los datos rápidos de wikipediaEdit

Ayúdenme por favor


— Preceding unsigned comment added by MarcosA123 (talk • contribs)

  • No hay ningún idea que puede significar "datos rápidos de wikipedia". Y esta página de ayuda no pertenece a wikipedia, es parte de Wikimedia Commons (la misma organización, Wikimedia Foundation, pero otro sítio del web).
  • Si alguien entiende la pregunta, ¿podría por favor ayudarlo? - Jmabel ! talk 06:03, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
Tal vez Marcos se refiere a agregar a algun "infobox" una de las imágenes que haya cargado (subido) aquí. Es eso? --E4024 (talk) 15:34, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Ogni janovoj nochi.jpgEdit

I take a book which I mentioned in file description in public library. Scan photos from there. And post them in article.

Spārītis, Ojārs. Rīgas pieminekļi un dekoratīvā tēlniecība / Ojārs Spārītis ; [iev. Ojārs Spārītis ; red.: Pēteris Apinis (galv.), Ginta Poriete, Viesturs Pauls Karnups ... [u.c.] (lit.) ; māksl. Solvita Pavloviča ; vāka dizains Alda Zunde ; fotogr.: Indriķis Stūrmanis, Pēteris Apinis, Ojārs Spārītis ...[u.c.]. - [Rīga] : Nacionālais apgāds, 2001 (Jāņa sēta). - 159 lpp. : krās. il., ģīm. Saturs: Arhaika ; Vēsturisko procesu pieminekļi ; Kapu pieminekļi ; Pieminekļi vēsturiskām personām ; Dekoratīvā tēlniecība. ISBN 9984260240 : cietos vākos. Memoriāli - Latvija. Pieminekļi - Latvija. Tēlniecība - Latvija.

--Retro~ruwiki (talk) 09:35, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Quite obvious a copyright violation. --Magnus (talk) 10:43, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Copyright help regarding File:Grabelschicy sena.jpgEdit

I take a book which I mentioned in file description in public library. Scan photos from there. And post them in article.

Spārītis, Ojārs. Rīgas pieminekļi un dekoratīvā tēlniecība / Ojārs Spārītis ; [iev. Ojārs Spārītis ; red.: Pēteris Apinis (galv.), Ginta Poriete, Viesturs Pauls Karnups ... [u.c.] (lit.) ; māksl. Solvita Pavloviča ; vāka dizains Alda Zunde ; fotogr.: Indriķis Stūrmanis, Pēteris Apinis, Ojārs Spārītis ...[u.c.]. - [Rīga] : Nacionālais apgāds, 2001 (Jāņa sēta). - 159 lpp. : krās. il., ģīm. Saturs: Arhaika ; Vēsturisko procesu pieminekļi ; Kapu pieminekļi ; Pieminekļi vēsturiskām personām ; Dekoratīvā tēlniecība. ISBN 9984260240 : cietos vākos. Memoriāli - Latvija. Pieminekļi - Latvija. Tēlniecība - Latvija.

--Retro~ruwiki (talk) 09:35, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

  • Same as your previous question. Certainly a copyright violation. - Jmabel ! talk 16:16, 15 March 2017 (UTC)


Can you allow me to use this internet network to obtain my picture and certificate on my email account?

Can you allow me to submit my cv and resume on my account on wikipedia? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hamad olatunde (talkcontribs) 14:08, 15 March 2017‎ (UTC)
No. Please read Commons:Project scope/Summary. LX (talk, contribs) 14:51, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
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Copyright help regarding File:Rakvere JK Tarvas (2017).pngEdit

--Andres1221 (talk) 18:00, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

Hello, I uploaded new logo of Rakvere JK Tarvas that changed this year. As I am club's representative I am allowed to share the rights for wikipedia purposes. I am not only familiar with wikimedia system to put it here correctly.

The purpose of use stays the same: "The image is placed in the infobox at the top of the article discussing JK Tarvas football club, a subject of public interest. The significance of the logo is to help the reader identify the organization, assure the readers that they have reached the right article containing critical commentary about the organization, and illustrate the organization's intended branding message in a way that words alone could not convey."

Andres (JK Tarvas) --Andres1221 (talk) 18:00, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

  • It was deleted because you did not provide any license.
  • If you intend to free-license the logo then:
    • If the club owns the copyright, you as a representative can send permission as described at COM:OTRS. You will need to grant a specific license. I recommend Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 (CC BY-SA 4.0).
    • If the artist has never formally assigned the copyright to the club, then either the artist must do that or the artist, not the representative of the club, needs to send the permission to as described at COM:OTRS
  • If you don't intend to free-license the logo then it does not belong on Commons. Some of the Wikipedias, including the English-language Wikipedia, allow logos on a non-free basis; they each have their own process for that. - Jmabel ! talk 03:27, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Portrait of Actor/ActressEdit

In case a file related to an actor/actress has been created by someone else without any portrait of the star, can anyone upload one picture from a scene of his/her acting ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by AntGen (talk • contribs)

  • I'm not sure what you mean by a "file related to an actor/actress". Do you mean a Wikipedia article? "File" here doesn't make sense.
  • In general, no, you cannot upload a photo to Commons unless either (1) you took it yourself, (2) it is in the public domain (rarely the case for the sort of thing you are mentioning here, unless this is someone from a hundred years or so ago, and even then not everything would be public domain or (3) you get an explicit license from the copyright-holder through the process described at COM:OTRS. - Jmabel ! talk 03:19, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Wiki to WikiEdit

Copyright question, can i download English wiki picture, modify it, and than post it again in English wiki or commons? — Preceding unsigned comment added by ProDuct0339 (talk • contribs)

  • Not in general. For example, an image that is in the English-language Wikipedia on a non-free basis cannot be uploaded to Commons at all. However, any image whose license is already one that would be acceptable on Commons would normally be fine. If you have a specific image in mind, please provide a link to its file page in the English-language Wikipedia and someone can give you more concrete advice. - Jmabel ! talk 03:15, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0Edit

Is the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license compatible with Commons? I'm thinking not. --NeilN (talk) 02:56, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

May photographs of $3 bills taken at the Smithsonian Institute be used?Edit

It is not clear to me if photographs of currency over 100-years old may be used. The currency is from a variety of banks and corporations in the mid 1800's. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Szabaka (talk • contribs)

You can use them if they are from before 1923. See {{pd-1923}}. Ruslik (talk) 19:49, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

how to upload certified / authenticated poem in wikipedia article?Edit

Hi - short question, since I am absolutely new to this world...: in the German wiki I uploaded a poem. On my discussion page I saw an "authenticity certificate" which told me I could proceed to upload the poem on the page of the article (Walter Hildebrandt. Dialektik). Questions: now I can't even see this certificate any more. And even if I did: I would not know how to actively upload the poem onto the article page..... thanks for any hints or support!! --Thora.Amend (talk) 20:01, 16 March 2017 (UTC)

Plaintext content should generally not be uploaded to Commons, but added as plaintext content with wiki markup directly on the project where you intend to use it. If by the German wiki, you mean German Wikipedia, see wikipedia:de:Hilfe:Seite bearbeiten. If you mean Wikisource, see wikisource:de:Wikisource:Editionsrichtlinien. LX (talk, contribs) 11:40, 17 March 2017 (UTC)


Forgot password. Received temporary pw and it does not work. Tells me it is invalid. What to do? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:1008:b123:d28f:e553:bf4c:39c:55b3 (talk • contribs)

Make sure you type both your username and temporary password exactly as written in the e-mail but without quotes (keeping in mind that both the username and password are case sensitive), and make sure you do it before the temporary password expires. LX (talk, contribs) 11:28, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

No subjectEdit

why cant we use logos — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lokeshbhat (talk • contribs) 07:48, 17 March 2017‎ (UTC)

If by use, you mean upload, and if by logos, you mean copyright protected, non-free logotypes, then it's because this site only hosts free content; see Commons:Project scope/Summary and Commons:Copyright rules by subject matter#Trademarks. If you mean something else, please clarify. LX (talk, contribs) 11:21, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

email sending blockedEdit

I am an organizer of Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in South Korea, and I was sending emails regarding an exhibition of the event to participants of the contest yesterday. Suddenly it was blocked, because I sent too many mails in short time. I tried it again according to the guide but I cannot still sending mails, although some hours has passed since it happened. What should I do? --Motoko C. K. (talk) 13:33, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

Oh, it works now --Motoko C. K. (talk) 07:19, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
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This category?Edit,_Bulacan)&action=edit&redlink=1

I came across this category and I was wondering if this is ok since it has pictures of sign of a store. MechQuester (talk) 17:07, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

  • Not much there that rises to the level of the copyrightable, and what there is appears to me to be de minimis. I see no problem with these, but someone else might disagree. No case law on freedom of panorama in the Philippines. - Jmabel ! talk 17:12, 17 March 2017 (UTC)


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

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

i'm not sure if i can upload this image or notEdit

i want to upload a cover of a book as i could not find it on wikipedia, but i wasn't sure if i could. all the pages for the other books in the series had the covers, but still i'm not sure if i could - — Preceding unsigned comment added by Boredpersonandco (talk • contribs)

  • You are asking on Wikimedia Commons, not on Wikipedia. If there is any copyrighted material on the cover, then probably not. For example, if there is artwork you cannot, unless the artwork is old enough to be in the public domain (e.g. a reproduction of a Vermeer would be fine). Typically, anything other than typography and simple geometric shapes means Commons can't accept it.
  • If you just want to upload the image for use in an English-language Wikipedia (en-wiki) article, en-wiki makes some provision for non-free use, but that would be strictly an upload directly to en-wiki, not to Commons. See, for example, en:File:US cover of Go Set a Watchman.jpg: you can follow that as an example of doing that correctly for non-free use on en-wiki. - Jmabel ! talk 22:05, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

How to correctly reuse wikimedia commons content on wikimedia commonsEdit

Hi, as I want to use it on the Spanish wikipedia I changed a graphic done by another user [5] putting Spanish text into it [6]. I searched arround a lot -- and then hoped the upload wizzard would help -- to find out how to correctly attribute my modified work to the original author. But I didn't find a clearcut answer and so I tried my best. Could somebody look at it and recommend (or implement) the needed changes? What is the easiest way to do this? 123 (talk) 00:12, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

  • You basically did fine. Have a look at the one edit I made to further clarify authorship. - Jmabel ! talk 05:24, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
I made some other cosmetic changes – Jmabel’s edit, my edit. I’ve also added an info into the English file version. — Speravir – 02:17, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Flickr image promoted to QI statusEdit

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

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

Uploading image with unknown dateEdit

I'm trying to upload this image, which should be OK as it's under cc-by-2.0. My issue that the upload wizard is insisting on a YYYY-MM-DD creation date, but the page only lists ca. 1935, as does the catalogue entry. Is there another way to upload the file with a less specific date? Mortee (talk) 15:46, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Sure. Just don't use the Upload Wizard tool. You can use Commons:Upload or the basic upload form. You can include {{Circa|1935}} in the date field. Also, we can note that on its website the Library says that the photograph is in the public domain [7]. That status of the photograph can be expressed with PD-Australia + PD-1996. -- Asclepias (talk) 16:44, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, that's very helpful Mortee (talk) 19:50, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
You can put in arbitrary text into the field in UploadWizard if you switch the date field mode using the buttons to the left of it. Matma Rex (talk) 20:50, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
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Hello helpdesk,

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

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

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

Deleted file Vladimir PimonovEdit


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

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

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

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

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

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

Corrected uploaded file looks the same as original - Eurocopter EC 145.jpgEdit

Hello, I just uploaded - whith permission from the author (see request User talk:Numéro 1963 and answer on user:Domendod talk page) - an improved version of his original file (which was too dark). Much to my surprise, the new file, although slightly heavier, looks the same to me ! I made the modification with Photoshop Elements and the difference between the original and the new version was obvious on my computer screen but seems to have disapeared after uploading.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Kind Regards, --Domenjod (talk) 09:37, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

  • Convenience link: File:Eurocopter EC 145.jpg. - Jmabel ! talk 15:27, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
  • Looks fine. Probably your browser has the old version cached. Just clear your browser cache. - Jmabel ! talk 15:28, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
    • It was a cache problem indeed. Thank you @Jmabel:. Rgds, --Domenjod (talk) 19:57, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
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Deleting a user or changing a user nameEdit

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

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

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

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

I'm waiting for your kind response, I request you to kindly contact me on my Email address


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

Inclusion/exclusion policy for academic dissertationsEdit


Category:Academic_theses_and_dissertations stores hundreds of academic works, but a doctoral dissertation was recently deleted from it, thereby breaking two links to it from the Hebrew Wikipedia ([8],[9]). Can you please clarify what makes, for instance, this thesis to fall inside the scope of Wikimedia Commons, while the said doctoral work was deleted? Thanks, ליאור (talk) 12:29, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

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

Image replacement or updatingEdit


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

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

Is there a concise tutorial on how to do this?

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

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

Hi Jmabel,

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

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

Two maps for countries with Pizza Hut restaurantsEdit

Without a space
With a space

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

Bug in the way SVG thumbnails are displayedEdit

Hi all

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


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