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September 06Edit

Question about the deletion of my photograph of a historical markerEdit

Here is the deletion request discussion: Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Alta_Loma_Historical_Marker.jpg.

The best I can understand, this photograph of a marker was deleted because it contains text. And text of a sentence or more on a photographed object was assumed to be copywrited and constitutes a derivative work. There are more than thousands of other historical marker pictures on Commons. Nearly all of these are the same as mine in regard to the reason for the deletion. Historical markers are erected to mark the location of something of historical consequence, so almost all bear text describing the person, place, event, structure, etc. commemorated. If mine violates the law, the others are also violations. Surely the administration is not going to single mine out while allowing the thousands of other violations to remain.

I was able to find each of the following example marker pictures in 3 seconds or less. They were the first four Texas markers I came to. That is, they were not *picked out* to support my belief.

Some places require an explicit question so: Are the thousands of equivalent pictures going to be deleted? Wiki name (talk) 16:59, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Hi,
Each case has to be evaluated, but potentially yes. Old boards without a copyright notice would be OK. Recent ones are not. You can nominate them for deletion, specially if you have information about them. Regards, Yann (talk) 17:16, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
As I think this decision is absurd I'm not likely to abrade others. I guess I was asking if commons cares enough about the large number of copyright violations to take an initiative. I hear you saying "No, we don't care about the others, just yours."
I don't understand Old and New. How are these defined? Seems like all markers with text would fall under this ruling -- unless maybe they were erected in the 1920s. Wiki name (talk) 18:42, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
@Wiki name: In this case, "old enough" is 1977 or earlier. Anything published (or erected) before that time is not copyrighted unless it includes a properly-formatted copyright notice on the work itself. For more detailed reference, see Commons:Hirtle chart. Unfortunately Commons can be pretty spotty at noticing non-obvious copyright violations like these, so our enforcement of them is probably really inconsistent. I'm sure there are other pictures like yours that we should delete, but nobody with the right knowledge has noticed them yet. – BMacZero (🗩) 19:00, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
I really appreciate your answering my questions. Yes, there are definitely others, like 3 of my 4 examples.
The markers I'm primarily interested in are Texas markers so I can avoid uploading ones Commons thinks are illegal. I only uploaded that one because the Alta Loma Wikipedia page had no content.
Texas markers are not intended to be copyrighted so as I read the Hirtle chart this provision would apply. (I don't know how to format this)"1978 through 28 February 1989 Published without notice, and without subsequent registration within 5 years None. In the public domain due to failure to comply with required formalities {{PD-US-1978-89}}" Wiki name (talk) 02:07, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
"Texas markers are not intended to be copyrighted" - If you can find such a statement in a publication or official webpage of the agency that put up the markers, that could be very helpful. If that's just your guess, sorry - for new works at least since 1989, US Federal law has made copyright automatic. -- Infrogmation of New Orleans (talk) 18:18, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
As far as making an initiative to delete these, remember that Commons isn't really an organized effort - it's just a loose collection of volunteers. We should delete any other files like yours, but for that to actually happen requires someone with the time and inclination to trawl through all those and check the dates the signs were erected. Personally, I'll admit it's not a task I'd be excited to take up. – BMacZero (🗩) 19:09, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
That definition of "old enough" is specific to the United States. - Jmabel ! talk 21:18, 6 September 2019 (UTC)
I'm only interested in the U.S., primarily Texas Wiki name (talk) 02:07, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
As mentioned, 1977 seems the last date it is safe to just assume such are ok. Up to 1989 seem likely, to be ok, but some research would be needed to confirm that the State of Texas either did or didn't file registration for such markers; if not {{PD-US-1978-89}} would apply. (Checking Texas State Historical Committee / Texas History Commission webpages may produce some useful info.) Post 1989, US Federal law makes everything (that is not de minimus or too simple to copyright, eg short simple text stating fact like "This house was built in 1992") copyrighted automatically. For those more markers/plaques that are recent than 1989 we'd need to find some explicit statement from the State of Texas, or whatever agency put up the marker, that they are releasing the text to public domain or free license. Yes, US copyright law can be convoluted, but to have legally free licensed media Wikimedia Commons needs to comply with it as best we can. -- Infrogmation of New Orleans (talk) 18:12, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
Here we go wrapping around this axial again. The person who started all this, Sphilbrick, wrote to the State of Texas office responsible for Historical Markers asking about copyright. He received a reply from the office and the person responsible for Historical Markers in Austin, Texas saying "We have no problems with folks sharing photos of our marker. I am not aware of any copyright or other limitation . . ." Surely the primary person responsible for Historical Markers for the State would know if their office had filed or been notified of any copyrights. Wiki name (talk) 00:33, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
Also, see my reply to RAN below Wiki name (talk) 00:39, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
  • You can try and contact the entity that erects the signs and ask them to release the text under a creative commons with attribution license. Or you can ask them when the sign was erected, or if the text is older than 1989. Some jurisdictions add a date to the sign of when it was posted. RAN 18:52, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
This saga started in late July. When Sphilbrick with no warning deleted my picture. I contacted the Texas State Historical commission to ask if they had copyright restrictions on markers. In a reply they confirmed the following statements:
<begin quote>The State of Texas claims no copyright on Texas Historical Markers or pictures of them taken by individuals nor the publication of these pictures.
In addition there is no copyright on the text contained on the markers.
Physical access to a small number of markers in order to photograph them is restricted, though the photos and their text are not restricted.<end quote>
I sent him a copy but he seems to have trouble finding his email. So he wrote the same people and got the reply I quoted above to Infrogmation's last. Wiki name (talk) 00:33, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

As for Texas, basically the full text of all the state historical markers in the whole state has been collected into the book Why Stop?: A Guide to Texas Historical Roadside Markers which has been published in several editions. That book would be far more infringing than any Wikimedia Commons photograph, if there were anything to infringe... AnonMoos (talk) 00:50, 8 September 2019 (UTC)

When you say 'unsucessful attempt' above, if you mean Sphilbrick's comment. He received a prompt reply, but as I mentioned, he has trouble finding his email. He was unable to find either of the two emails I sent him. He eventually found the one from Texas which I quoted from above.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Wiki name (talk • contribs) 14:14, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
  • @Infrogmation: I am checking into clarification of Ticket:2014030810001523 for you. My first try at reconnecting bounced.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 03:08, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
    I'll be happy to forward a copy of the email quoted from above and sent me by the official at the Texas Historical Commission. I am unwilling to post it as it would put my and the sender's addresses on the web. Wiki name (talk) 17:33, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
    — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wiki name (talk • contribs) 14:03, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
    @Wiki name: Please do.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:23, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
Email sent Wiki name (talk) 17:33, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Do let us know of any progress on this. -- Infrogmation of New Orleans (talk) 23:59, 10 September 2019 (UTC)
    @Infrogmation: I have sent 3 email messages on this matter so far. The first to our original contact from 2014 bounced. The second to the ostensibly correct contact got no response for two business days. The third just went to Wiki name's contact.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 06:26, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
I'm wondering the same thing, but Jeff G. says this on his page "I do not accept any messages sent via PM, IM, or Email." Earlier I found some sort of internal way to send him a message but I can't find it anymore. i_am_jim (talk) 01:28, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
@i_am_jim: Sorry, I have added a disclaimer to that (thanks for reading so deeply). You are specifically authorized to use Special:EmailUser/Jeff G., whether or not the "Email this user" tool shows. And @Infrogmation of New Orleans no, I still haven't heard from the Texas Historical Commission.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 13:35, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Oh well. I was hoping we'd get some actual news by some official party. Lacking such, Wikimedia Commons must continue to assume that Texas historic markers are under the usual copyright laws of the rest of the United States. -- Infrogmation of New Orleans (talk) 01:58, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
    Right, so how often do you want negative updates?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 10:07, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
    • Ha! Thanks. For a while it was sounding like we might get some different news. Now I won't think any news is coming unless I hear otherwise. (Sorry, Texas.) Cheers, -- Infrogmation of New Orleans (talk) 22:11, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

September 10Edit

Sheriffs (American county level ones)Edit

To my surprise, Commons doesnt have a category of sheriffs yet? Should/Can there be one? I have the impression that sheriffs are quite important figures in local politics, innit?--Roy17 (talk) 22:32, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

I saw Category:Sheriff elections in the United States by chance today. Are there American sheriffs that are not county sheriffs?--Roy17 (talk) 22:12, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
Louisiana "parishes", Alaska "boroughs", though both are really counties by other names.
I believe (though I'm not sure) that in the 19th century the title was sometimes used at a more local level, especially before counties were properly established in the Western territories. - Jmabel ! talk 04:09, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

September 11Edit

Modifying pibotEdit

Can we modify pibot to not add in wikidata infoboxes for categories like Category:Photographs by Carl Brandt, the Category:Carl_Brandt already had the correct infobox and the "Photographs_by" only needs the Creator infobox. Once tagged with a biographical infobox people add in other biographical categories which confuses Google into thinking the pictures taken BY the photographer are pictures OF the photographer. "Photographs_by" was supposed to help Google Image figure out these are not images of the photographer. Thanks! RAN 21:26, 11 September 2019 (UTC)

P.S. Anyone know why my ~~~~ renders into a signature and date stamp minus the link?
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk • contribs) 21:29, 11 September 2019‎ (UTC)
@Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ): It appears that you kept the "Treat signature as wikitext (without an automatic link)" checkbox checked on Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-personal, but removed any links from the "Signature" field there. This edit worked just fine.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 23:54, 11 September 2019 (UTC)
@Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ): You probably want to create Category:Carl Brandt (which has an image in it but doesn't exist) and update the Commons sitelink at Carl Vilhelm August Brandt (Q63437107) to point to that. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 04:40, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
Yes! An elegant solution, add in the supra-category and link to that only. RAN (talk) 23:44, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

September 12Edit

First images from the UNESCO archives now on CommonsEdit

Dear all

Category:Media files produced by UNESCO: 2019-09

I’m very pleased to say that the first batch of 100 very high resolution photos (plus descriptions) from the UNESCO archives has been uploaded to Commons by our friends at Wikimedia Sweden. There are some amazing photos in this first batch including Italian National Archives material being washed and dried in a train station after a flood, and the installation of a Henry Moore sculpture. We would really appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to add some to Wikipedia articles, Wikidata items etc so that UNESCO will be encouraged to make more images available.

Category:Media files produced by UNESCO: 2019-09

Thanks very much

John Cummings (talk) 18:57, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

That's awesome. Thanks for helping to make this happen John. GMGtalk 19:23, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks @GreenMeansGo:, more to come :) Please do add them to articles. John Cummings (talk) 19:27, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
Great, I added three images to three articles (example). 4nn1l2 (talk) 06:46, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks very much @4nn1l2:, really nice to have them used in many languages :) John Cummings (talk) 11:40, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
@John Cummings: Wonderful news! I've added three of the above images (I couldn't find a home for the TV studio pic) to articles across several projects. Some feedback, which I trust is useful: a) I found multiple instances French-language text marked up as English-language descriptions. b) "Category:Monochrome photographs" could have been applied during upload. c) Categories like "Category:1970 photographs" had been applied, whereas the metadata included month-specific dates, so say, "Category:November 1970 photographs" could be used. d) They're very large tiffs (which is great); perhaps it would be worth running a bot to add medium-size PNG or JPG equivalents? e) Please include structured data! Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 10:15, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks @Pigsonthewing:, very glad for the feedback on metadata structure, that's why we did a small batch first :) John Cummings (talk) 11:40, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Also thanks to User:Alicia Fagerving (WMSE) for moving the reverse sides to their own category, which makes sorting through them a great deal easier. GMGtalk 13:45, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

September 13Edit

Fatherland front flag (Austria)Edit

With regards to the colours used in the flag and according to the source given for en.wiki upload. The civil flag was used from 1919-1938. Fatherland Front was founded in 1933 and later banned in 1938. So the colours will most probably follow the civil flag that was used in the time and not the current the Austrian flag. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 07:51, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Which files is this related to? I see a few different ones in Category:Fatherland Front (Austria).--Roy17 (talk) 22:41, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
@Roy17: Forgot to link the file, File:Flag of the Fatherland Front of Austria.svg. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 10:24, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

The Speaker ExplainsEdit

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLj3mInRJqIenu11GhIbyxFmif0SqYJVTO is interesting. Before I import all of them, I'd like to ask,

Are these five videos recordings of parliamentary proceedings?--Roy17 (talk) 22:41, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

September 14Edit

Oversight email issueEdit

As suggested on Commons:Oversight I sent an email to oversight-commons@lists.wikimedia.org - I have received an automated response saying:

"Your mail to 'Oversight-commons' with the subject

[redacted]

Is being held until the list moderator can review it for approval.

The reason it is being held:

Post by non-member to a members-only list

Either the message will get posted to the list, or you will receive notification of the moderator's decision."

This is not an appropriate response, especially as we advertise that service to members of the public. What can we do to make it better? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 14:41, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

  • Is your issue with the fact that the list is moderated (which seems necessary to me) or with the wording of this standard response (which could doubtless be improved)? - Jmabel ! talk 15:35, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
    • The latter, though arguably members of the public (and indeed fellow Wikimedians) should not be directed to a mailing list at all, but to a shared mailbox. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 18:20, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
@Andy Mabbett: Would you prefer an automated response from OTRS or no response at all?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:43, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
OTRS would seem a better approach than this. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 18:20, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

September 16Edit

Notification of DMCA takedown demand - Artistic view of how the world feels like with schizophreniaEdit

In compliance with the provisions of the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and at the instruction of the Wikimedia Foundation's legal counsel, one or more files have been deleted from Commons. Please note that this is an official action of the WMF office which should not be undone. If you have valid grounds for a counter-claim under the DMCA, please contact me. The takedown can be read here.

Affected file(s):

To discuss this DMCA takedown, please go to COM:DMCA#Artistic view of how the world feels like with schizophrenia. Thank you! Joe Sutherland (WMF) (talk) 19:52, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Fixing incorrect files namesEdit

Hi! Doing maintenance works on the frwiki I’m sometime facing issues with some Commons files name not respecting the “Manual of Styles”.

I first had a chat with Zhuyifei1999 on this topic and he redirected me here.

The problem is that files names shouldn’t have:

  • a space after the “(“ - intitle:/"(" +/ - 1,342
  • a space before the “)” - intitle:/ +")"/ - 1,239
  • a space before the “.” - intitle:/" ."/ - 10,835 (mostly redirects)
  • a space before the “,” - intitle:/" ,"/ - 7,046
  • a “,” followed by a “.” - intitle:/"," *"."/ - 694

A bot has been requested in 2014 but only for the removals of spaces before file extensions. And it was a one-time run.

I think it is necessary to have a permanent bot for the issues I’m talking about and perhaps others you could add.

Do you think I can send this request to bots?

Regards. --FDo64 (talk) 20:16, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

No, I don't think so. Filenames are supposed to be stable and not changed just because it looks better. See also Commons:File renaming. Multichill (talk) 20:36, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. I already read this page but it is not because it looks better. It's because it is wrong. --FDo64 (talk) 21:35, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
Many Commons files are imported from external sources, eg. various archives, Flickr etc. Such files can't be expected to follow style guides, and I don't think it is necessary to change them. MKFI (talk) 13:16, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
@FDo64: Can you give some examples of files that you think are wrongly-named? Commons has (deliberately) quite low standards for file names, and we wouldn't usually bother renaming a file just to remove a space. --bjh21 (talk) 13:33, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
Hi! As requested, one example: File:Albero Alto ( Huesca ) . - panoramio.jpg
I also added in the error list two items, statistics and the way to have a full list.
I’m not judging at all but it sounds strange to me knowing that all Wikipedias have strict rules for page naming and nothing in Commons?
I’m just talking about basic typographic conventions, nothing else. And part of my request has been accepted in 2014.
--FDo64 (talk) 18:01, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
Not a well-chosen name, but nothing there so wrong as to merit changing it once it's there.
Yes, this is very different from other WMF wikis. We are as concerned as they are on category and (gallery) page names, but for naming image files stability is very valuable, so there is a higher bar to change the name once it's there. - Jmabel ! talk 23:56, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

September 17Edit

Bad signatureEdit

Why is my signature not correct here? It only says undefined --193.171.152.104 06:39, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Your IP Address is not a registered user. Please see COM:QIC#Evaluating images, and login if you want to review QICs.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:07, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
Your link didn't work for me, Jeff, so I took the liberty of attempting to fix it. – BMacZero (🗩) 15:30, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Turn 1924 into a calculationEdit

The text reads "Associated Press articles before 1924 are in the public domain." in the category for the articles. How can I change "1924" into a calculation so it increments by a year on January 1 of each new year? RAN (talk) 16:00, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

In this case, you would write {{#expr:{{CURRENTYEAR}} - 95}} which currently comes out as 1924. --LA2 (talk) 18:33, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
Just what I needed ... Thanks!

Ilkinm files deletion.Edit

There was photos of my grandfather-hero of 2nd WW. I put them to his page Yaqub Qasımov, but you deleted all of them. Is it vandalism, or German nazism? I dont understan. I demand to repair my files, listed below. He defended your future against nazi Germany. Have respect for your hero.

İlkinm (talk) 18:22, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Obviously you marked the files as own work and created today. As your Grandfather is probably dead, this is likely wrong. You have to provide the true information on the photographer or prove that the photographer died more than 70 years ago (the time may vary with the place where the photo was took). It would also be useful to give a description in english on the file description page, add catagories and add the real date of the photo. --C.Suthorn (talk) 20:17, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

Renewal notice and image match as an exampleEdit

Can someone provide a link for a renewal notice for an individual photograph that I can add to some boilerplate text. Generally we certify that a renewal notice is absent, but I would like to include a renewal example to show what it looks like. We also need the photograph hosted somewhere online, maybe one hosted by Corbis or Getty. I know it is hard to match a prose description of a photograph to an actual photo, especially when a dozen photographers were present from a dozen news organizations. A Good example if you can match them would be the one discussed by the Library of Congress: "It was discovered that copyrights were placed and renewed on the photographs of the Dionne Quintuplets taken by the [Newspaper Enterprise Association]." Renewal notices are here: http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/cce/ RAN (talk) 18:39, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

I found a copy of the image. Now we just need the renewal notice. RAN (talk) 12:51, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Structured Data - computer-aided tagging toolEdit

Note: this is a copy and paste of a message I put on the SDC talk page and sent out to the SDC focus group. It will also be going to the Commons mailing list.

The development team is starting work on one of the last planned features for SDC v1.0, a lightweight tool to suggest depicts tags for images. I've published a project page for it, please have a look. The tool has been carefully designed to try to not increase any workload on Commons volunteers; for starters, it will be opt-in for auto-confirmed users only and will not generate any sort of backlog here on Commons. Additionally, the tool is highly privacy-minded for the contributors and publicly-minded for the third party being used, in this case Google. The implementation and usage notes contain more information about these and other potential concerns as a starting place. It's really important that the tool is implemented properly from the start, so feedback is welcome. Questions, comments, concerns are welcome on the talk page and I will get answers as quickly as possible as things come up. The first desktop designs will be ready in a few weeks, the team would like to hear from you first. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 21:04, 17 September 2019 (UTC)

September 18Edit

How do we stop Corruption in Africa?Edit

We are used to the sufferings and inadequate attention being paid to our daily existence. The climes of Mama Africa is fast becoming the den for thieves and unrepentant political con men. There is no doubt that if things keeps falling out of order, we will wake up one day to the news that War and bigots' fallacies have been given the required space to bring the world to a standstill.

A lot of foreigners are aware that thousands do try to cross into Europe through unsolicited means. Yet this is negligible to the pain the concerned citizens are subjected to at home. The world needs to see to the underground war in Africa, instead of spending the millions building temporary and permanent migrants' deportation camps.

The relevant world leaders need to talk to the present presidents of African countries and give them the magic initiatives that will end the ignited madness that is spreading to the world. Without doubt, there is no darkness but ignorance. Corruption is now rampant in Africa that nobody sees it as a scourge and backwardness to the common good of the ever increasing population of the poor. No matter how inconvenient it is, we must stand in solidarity and speak the truth. That is the only way we can say the missing value chains can be discovered and put to work.

It is clear the developed world has its own inequalities as well, but Africa is worse. New governments get into power: They resolve to increase tax, lower the standard of living, get foreign loans at the expense of the local stock market, steal more funds and take it abroad to increase political tension. This encourage nepotism, ruling-party hypocrisy and payment of millions of dollars to ensure that no party wins at their expense.

Sadly this trend has been with us since time immemorial, and it will never go away. As long as the level of poverty is excruciating and condemnable. The conscience of rights and wrongs has been degraded to the point that as long as money is rolling in, you will have a lot of fans on social media. May be I was born yesterday because I can't say I know how we got here, but we need higher help from the clouds somewhere. Africa used to be a continent where moral views reign supreme, but now our psyche has been eaten into by a capitalistic virus.

There is an underground war in Africa, many are on the way to Europe, America and Asia. Illegal or otherwise, when you see them be very assured that they are refugees of tribal sentiments, and as such they desrve some peace of mind, good job offers and glorious beginnings. Help them and cater to the needs. But above all this, have it in mind that more are on the way. So I am using this humble medium to call on all African leaders looting their countries' treasuries to have a rethink in order to make things better and give hope a chance in their homeland. Africans are not daft as being painted by foreign media outlets. Let us fight ignorance together and create awareness to stop the unstoppable multi-headed monster called corruption.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by PoetryVacancy (talk • contribs) 13:13, 18 September 2019 (UTC)
Hey PoetryVacancy. This is a space for discussing and coordinating contributions to Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free media for use by our sister projects and the general public. While political corruption may be a serious problem that many are working to solve, I'm afraid it does not pertain to the mission of this project, and you will need to find somewhere else to discuss strategies for preventing it. GMGtalk 13:28, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Category:School strikes for climate in AtlantaEdit

Category:School strikes for climate in Atlanta was created today with 15 files imported from flickr. The 15 files are identical to the 15 files in Category:Global Climate Strike in Atlanta, 17 March 2019. Does flickr-import not make duplicate checks? --C.Suthorn (talk) 16:22, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

  • It is supposed to, but sometimes it misses. Check if the files are the same resolution; if so, dupes can be deleted. -- Infrogmation of New Orleans (talk) 22:13, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

Template:Mbox changed to float left?Edit

I just noticed that {{Mbox}} and the bajillion warning and info message templates which transclude it, had its box shifted to the left (or to the right, in rtl scripts). However, its history seems unchanged. What’s going on? -- Tuválkin 21:42, 18 September 2019 (UTC)

September 19Edit

Question about source info.Edit

I am making an .svg using 4 free-to-remix pictures from this site as a base. I am only using the pictures as a guide for contour outlines. When it comes to providing a source to the image, how should I go about referencing each image?

I was thinking about the {{Extracted from}} template, but it only allows for 1 image, and 4 separate boxes are quite bulky.

Another thing to consider is that since my version of these 4 images can be considered a remix, and nose of the licences on the images even require credit for remixed works. If I can leave out the source entirely and just say "own work" that would be prefered, but I am unsure if this is possible.

That being said, providing a source for the image might be an interesting case. The picture is not uploaded, or complete for that matter, so I can't show you what I mean at this time. I just wanted to know in advance. --Diriector Doc (talk) 05:15, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

{{Derived from}}, perhaps? Pi.1415926535 (talk) 05:19, 19 September 2019 (UTC)