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I am not sure about the idw. Should it be {{idw|All your images|Images of XYZ}} ? It would work eventhough "All your images" will be a red link. Is there a way to get around it? / Fred J 17:56, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

It is a red link no longer. :)   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 21:23, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Use of templateEdit

I found that using the template as is explained here makes every single image nominated end up in the "Incomplete deletion requests" even though subpage etc. are created. In my experience with fixing these incomplete requests, {{delete|reason|pagename}} or even {{delete|reason}} isn't enough, it needs a date, and possibly the template as is outlined on the deletion template (so including the "reason=" etc.) although I've never tried it without. Perhaps someone can look into this? Thanks. Deadstar (msg) 19:26, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

I beg to differ with you. Image:Sample image by XYZ.jpg followed the use as explained here and did not end up in the "Incomplete deletion requests".   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 07:17, 10 September 2007 (UTC)
Strange. I'll look into this further... Deadstar (msg) 08:22, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

This procedure is insaneEdit

It is much easier to put copyvios inside commons than to get rid of them! --Avron (talk) 12:21, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

I totally agree. - Stillwaterising (talk) 12:00, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

Kurosawa screenshotsEdit

I'm not at the commons much so I thought I'd mention this here in case I don't get around to following up on this. There was a court case in Japan which effectively ruled that Akira Kurosawa's films will remain under copyright until 2036.[1] There's about 200 or so screenshots in the various subcategories of Category:Akira Kurosawa (the posters are fine but actual images from the films are copyright). At present, I've left notes on the contributor's talk pages. Doctor Sunshine (talk) 02:48, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Presumably shots that were released in trailers that lacked copyright notice should be OK. Or is that different in Japan? - Jmabel ! talk 15:50, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
Good point. I assume trailers are still okay 50 years on as the case seems to only have concerned the films. Another point to mention, when screenshots are sourced from DVDs, often the DVD company will hold copyright on the transfer separately from the film's copyright holder especially if restoration work or remastering has been done. That doesn't hold true to trailers either as those seldom get any work done and the restoration and/or remastering is the part that accounts for the "creativity" necessary for a copyright claim. However, all the Kurosawa images I checked were screenshots from the films and should be removed. Doctor Sunshine (talk) 14:43, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
[2] has the info on the 2008 court decision. feydey (talk) 08:44, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Help, pleaseEdit

Hi. I tried following the example in laying out a mass deletion request. What is the "il" where you (or I, anyway) would expect to have "File" or "Image"? And why the transcluding brackets {{ }} rather than the square ones [[ ]] ?. When I tried to use the example format it produced redlinks for the files, which surely isn't very useful? Eventually I made up a list using the following styling: * [[:File:Fale - Capo Mimosa - 310709 - 41.jpg]] , which gave me clickable links that I could then use during the next stage of adding the deletion request to each individual image page. Where did I go wrong? SiGarb (talk) 12:38, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

{{il}} is just a template to generate more links for each of the images (File:Example.png (edit · last · history · watch · unwatch · global usage · logs · purge · w · search · links · DR · del · undel · Delinker log)). I've no idea why it didn't work for you (maybe you included the File: prefix?), but simple links are just fine too. –Tryphon 13:48, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. As long as they work OK for the admins, that's fine with me, so I'll stick to using simple links. SiGarb (talk) 15:15, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

Instructions Unclear and Need RevisionEdit

I'm an experienced Wikipedia user and found these instructions to be very confusing. There's a redlink to Commons:Deletion requests/Images of XYZ however when it is clicked on it says the page has been deleted. We should use a system like W:WP:SPI. A form box comes up and the file name is changed and the start request button is pressed. If the user forgets to change the file name an error page should be displayed. I'm going to remove the redlink for now and use formatting to help clarify the process. Thanks! - Stillwaterising (talk) 12:00, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

I think something like this should work:
Type the title of the nomination subpage you want to create (e.g. "Files of User:XYZ") after the slash in the box below:

Feel free to improve the form and the content of Commons:Deletion requests/Mass deletion request/preload and Commons:Deletion requests/Mass deletion request/editintro. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 22:17, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
As there have been no comments so far, I've gone ahead and replaced the old instructions with a new set based on the inputbox above. Improvements are of course still as welcome as always. —Ilmari Karonen (talk) 06:57, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
As long there is no software-support to start a mass-deletion-request, the best documentaion won't make it better.--Avron (talk) 19:43, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Mass deletion request of over 80 imagesEdit

I have quite a clear copyvio of over 80 images. (See this discussion). Is there a bot aid for such big requests? It would be quite tiring to nominate them as explained in this page. In addition it seems that with some periodicity images are taken from the origin of those images and uploaded into commons as NASA, when they are not. Is there something like a black list of web sites that eliminates the possibility of uploading images from a given source? I'll try to watch this page for an answer, but it would be great if somebody posted a notice at my talk page of the English WP. Bests.--Garrondo (talk) 07:54, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Slavko PengovEdit

I do not understand why you have eliminated my photos of Pengov's paintings in Bled, in Žale and in the Parliament House of Slovenia. I have made these photos myself and I have dedicated a lot of my time to recover the work of this slovenian artist. I am very dissapointed with this violation of my work.--Oliver-Bonjoch (talk) 22:31, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

Files uploaded by Theknight36 may need to be deletedEdit

I have no idea how the mass deletion works, because it gives me a message that I cannot edit it. Anyway, I think most the files uploaded by User:Theknight36 may need to be deleted, because many of them have no proper source, and where the sources can be checked in Flickr, they are not the right license. Those that say that they are own work appear to be taken with different cameras. I found only one that has the correct license, and tagged a few that have incorrect licenses for speedy deletion. If anyone can help with the deletion of the rest please do. Hzh (talk) 15:43, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

I think it would have been easier to individually request files be deletedEdit

I had to generate Commons:Deletion requests/Files of User:Zahid Ali Siddiqui, then create the deletion templates on their respective pages. Next time, I'll probably do them using the "Nominate for deletion" tool. This really needs to be automated more. Jim1138 (talk) 20:57, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

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