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Clearer instructions for the copyvio templateEdit

I'd like to propose adding the following to the "Procedures in detail" section, as the second paragraph in Commons:Deletion policy#Speedy deletion. It's to provide simple clear instructions for using the copyvio and copyvionote templates. Being unfamiliar with the procedure, I struggled to understand that I needed to first place the copyvio template, and then afterwards copy from it the automatically filled-out copyvionote template. Alternatively or additionally something like this could be added to the copyvio template Usage documentation.

The {{copyvio}} template is an often-used speedy deletion tag used for files that are obvious, blatant copyright violations. Place the template at the top of the file's page, using: {{copyvio|1=Reason|source=URL}}. The source URL parameter is optional. After saving it, click on the template where it says "Click here to show further instructions", and copy the displayed {{copyvionote}} template to the end of the uploader's talk page to notify them. A new section will be created automatically.

Thanks. --IamNotU (talk) 19:20, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

{{edit request}} Thanks for the support... I tried to go ahead and make the edit, which I thought I could do on a semi-protected page as an autoconfirmed user, but I got: "Error: Except for minor edits, please make use of the discussion page to propose changes to this policy."

So I'm making an edit request for the above. Please let me know if there's some other way I should do this, thanks! --IamNotU (talk) 16:20, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

  Done.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 16:27, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! --IamNotU (talk) 16:45, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

How do you request deletion of only one specific version of an image?Edit

At File:Berkelium metal.jpg the current version (the same as the original one) is not copyrighted, but the version uploaded by User:Am-242m at 01:35, 12 April 2018 seems to be quite clearly a copyvio of Theodore Gray's periodic table poster (although the picture has been changed to something similar to the Commons image, the design of the element tile is quite clearly identical). I would hence like to request deletion of only that middle version, but am not sure how to go about doing this. Double sharp (talk) 15:04, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

@Double sharp: You may wait here or post to COM:AN.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 15:09, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: OK, thank you very much for your help! I've reposted the above material at COM:AN#File:Berkelium metal.jpg. Double sharp (talk) 15:14, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
@Double sharp: You're welcome.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 15:58, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
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