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OTRS permissions queuesEdit

Hello UserB. You are receiving this message as a license reviewer. As you know, OTRS processes a large amount of tickets relating to image releases (called "permissions"). As a license reviewer, you may have the skills necessary to contribute to this team. If you are interested in learning more about OTRS or to volunteer please visit Meta-Wiki. Tell your friends! Thank you. Rjd0060 18:56, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Confirmation that I am meta:User:BEdit

This is confirmation that I am en:User:B and meta:User:B and am requesting to usurp User:B here. --UserB (talk) 11:31, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Josiah WallsEdit

Hi. I got the photo from the office of the House Historian. 23:25, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

About my uploadsEdit

Hello dear

Thanks for the deletion requests you made on my uploads.. Actually, I want to have them deleted because I uploaded them into the wiki commons instead of using Non-free content page.. I really need to learn more..

All the images I uploaded are non-free content. I have the URL sources and I'll use them on wikiepedia articles that pertains to each.

So, when you have them deleted, how do I upload them as "Non-free content"... which link should I use?

Thanks a lot and God bless.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Hilumeoka2000 (talk • contribs)
@Hilumeoka2000: Are these images for the English Wikipedia? If so, is the form to use. IMPORTANT NOTE: photos of living people are never permitted under fair use. If the article is about a living person, then the only way it can have a photo is if the subject of the article sends one in or if a Wikipedian takes a photo of them. --B (talk) 17:34, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

About my uploadsEdit

Thanks a lot for the reply. Yes, the images are for English Wikipedia.. I'll use the form you provided to upload..

However, one of the images if for living person. You should the person should send the image to wikipedia.. How would he do this? Can he upload directly from his wikipedia account?

Once again, thanks a lot..

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Hilumeoka2000 (talk • contribs)
@Hilumeoka2000: Please use four tildes - ~~~~ - to sign your messages. This makes it easier to see who it is from. Please see en:WP:CONSENT (or COM:CONSENT) for information about donating photos under a license that is compatible with Wikipedia. Wikipedia and Commons only accept donations of images with a permission that permits the image to be reused or modified by anyone. So if you are in contact with the copyright holder of the image, please ask that person to submit this statement of permission for the image. Please make sure that either (a) they attach the image to the email or (b) if the image has been uploaded to Wikipedia or Commons give the URL where it was uploaded so that we can find it. Wikipedia's preference is to have images under a en:free content license and if you are in communication with the copyright holder, that is the best practice. Under very limited circumstances, photos can be used under a claim of fair use. This is not what we would prefer and is never acceptable for living people. Wikipedia's non-free content criteria say that a fair use photo can never be used if have an expectation that we could ever receive a en:free content one and image donations without an acceptable license are never permitted. In other words, if the copyright holder wants to grant permission to only Wikipedia to use the image, we will only use it if we could have used it under a claim of fair use even without permission. --B (talk) 22:53, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Military bowlEdit

Hi. I think the flickr upload tool added the categories - didn't notice until it was too late. I will try identify the subjects - shouldn't be too hard. Gbawden (talk) 11:50, 6 May 2015 (UTC)


Please rename the file to VHS tape reels.jpg Cccp3 (talk) 12:43, 23 May 2015 (UTC)


Hi B, when you complain about somebody on a public noticeboard or even report to WMF (such as here), it is an elementary question of fairness to notify that person about your complaint/action. --Túrelio (talk) 08:44, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

@Túrelio: Don't be ridiculous. That's not a noticeboard. It's a user talk page where I was letting a user know that their block had been reverted so that they could re-apply it, and that the banned user in question had switched IPs. I'm not sure where there is "fairness" involved. Were the underlying facts - that an IP had been globally blocked and someone locally had overridden it - in dispute? Perhaps if Commons admins would get on board with en:WP:RBI, instead of continuing to treat this banned user with reverence, he would move on with his life. --B (talk) 12:35, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
If I lowered myself to your choosen level of communication, I would have to say: Don't be cowardish. You denounced another user (Denniss) to "the authorities" (aka WMF). As a result of your denunciation, this user has now been threatened by WMF. The latter fact has also been noticed[1] and not well taken by the :de community, surely again improving their relation towards WMF. So, if you didn't scruple to report Denniss, why didn't you have the guts to notify him? Even your beloved :en policy requires that. --Túrelio (talk) 20:12, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
Oh good grief, you're being ridiculous. --B (talk) 22:23, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Section headingEdit

Care to comment here? -- Colin (talk) 17:53, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Basement Kitty Barnstar
For clarity of thought in the sock drawer. Ellin Beltz (talk) 15:18, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Scenic design photos by Dejan MiladinovicEdit

An image you transferred from enwp is included in a deletion discussion, if you have a moment: Commons:Deletion requests/Scenic design photos by Dejan Miladinovic – czar 22:36, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Deleted contentEdit

Afrikaans | беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎ | български | বাংলা | Deutsch | Deutsch (Sie-Form)‎ | Ελληνικά | English | español | suomi | français | עברית | हिन्दी | magyar | Bahasa Indonesia | italiano | 日本語 | 한국어 | македонски | Nederlands | polski | português | русский | svenska | українська | 中文(台灣)‎ | +/−

Hello B,

the following content you uploaded is not free and therefore has been or will soon be deleted:

File:GT Buzz.jpg

The Wikimedia Commons (this website) only hosts media files which can be used for any purpose, including:

  • use in any work, regardless of content
  • creation of derivative works
  • commercial use
  • free distribution

See Commons:Licensing for the copyright policy on Wikimedia Commons, and Commons:Image casebook for some specific examples. Some other Wikimedia projects have different licensing policies. For example, the English Wikipedia allows fair use of sounds and photographs. This is not the case on Wikimedia Commons; "fair use" materials are not acceptable here.

Please make sure that you only upload works you have created yourself, those which are out of copyright, or those for which you have the required permission for the work to be used in all the ways described above. Please note that derivative works of copyrighted material are also considered copyrighted. Again, please read through Commons:Licensing, which is quite crucial to understanding how Wikimedia Commons works. Thanks for your contribution, and please do leave me a message if you have further questions.

Yours sincerely, Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 05:36, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

File:Georgia Hairy Dawg.jpgEdit

File:Georgia Hairy Dawg.jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.

Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!

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Hop on Bananas (talk) 20:46, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

Copyright of Nazi imagesEdit

Hi B, you seemed knowledgeable about copyright during a deletion discussion about Nazi German images, so I wondered whether you could help with something.

It's about this poster, currently fair use in the Holocaust, published in the 1930s to promote a Nazi publication, Neues Volk. Designed to promote the magazine and the Nazi eugenics policy, it shows a disabled man and says: "60000 RM: this is what this person suffering from hereditary defects costs the community during his lifetime."

I've looked at the Hirtle chart to try to work out whether this is PD, but I can't figure it out. It comes under "Works Published Abroad Before 1978". Do you know how to narrow it down? SarahSV (talk) 03:17, 6 October 2017 (UTC)

@SlimVirgin: It's hard to prove that this is public domain worldwide ... my gut says probably PD-USonly (not free enough for Commons but PD in the US). [2] is a 1936 list of periodicals "received in the Library of the United States Department of Agriculture". It lists Neues Volk. So assuming that the USDA didn't fly to Germany to buy it, that counts as "publication" in the US, since they offered it for sale to someone in the US. They most certainly did not renew their US copyright for obvious reasons, so I think we can safely say it is PD in the US. That eschews the whole "trading with the enemy" thing mentioned on the image description page. It's PD because it was published in the US and they did not comply with our formalities. It's probably copyrighted in Germany so it can't be used on Commons. --B (talk) 15:27, 18 October 2017 (UTC)


OceanAtoll (talk · contributions · Number of edits · recent activity · block log · User rights log · uploads · Global account information)

This person may be banned from some Wikimedia sites—Wikidata, what else?—but we can’t find him among the globally banned people. Please, make your allegation more specific. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 18:27, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

"Allegation"???? Good grief. It's a point of information that can be easily verified by looking at the pink bar at the top of Special:Contributions/OceanAtoll. --B (talk) 18:28, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, still am not accustomed to the new formation of Wikipedia sysops who have hard time to learn what their own site says about bans. So, which of the authorities listed banned the notorious Wikidata sock puppeteer from anywhere except Wikidata itself? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 18:34, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
I have no idea what in the world you're talking about. The uploader has very few edits on the English Wikipedia so I'm not sure what their banning policy has to do with anything. The uploader's global account was locked by a steward so if you want to fight over the distinction between "banned" vs "indefinitely blocked", please go find someone who cares. The purpose of my statement was only that whatever use the original uploader might have had in mind for this image, he/she isn't coming back to tell us about it. --B (talk) 18:44, 5 November 2018 (UTC)

OA flap imagesEdit

Apologies for not replying earlier, and I see that one image has already been deleted because of my delay.

These images were taken by me, and the patches are from my personal collection.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Shadle (talk • contribs) 20:22, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
@Shadle: The scans are still a derivative work of the patches themselves. Unless the patch itself is public domain (published prior to 1978 without a copyright notice OR published prior to 1989 with neither a copyright notice nor subsequent registration), your photo is a derivative work of a copyrighted patch and thus we cannot have it on Commons. --B (talk) 21:16, 13 November 2018 (UTC)

Please help reviewed the picture.Edit

PR in BrazilEdit

Hi B, for some reason I just get in touch with your massage, PR is Public Relationship, we use in English... or in Portuguese RP. So when you see someone with PR is that, not President ;) -- Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 19:33, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

Deleted PhotosEdit


I've just noticed that three photos that I uploaded a few months ago were deleted. I'm talking about these photos:

  • File:Zhivko Vasilev.jpg
  • File:Райна и Живко Василеви - Аутентик.jpg
  • File:Outhentic-trio-zhivko-vasilev-rayna-vasileva-viktor-dzhorgov-guitar-kaval-vocal-bulgaria.jpg

Dmitriy Galyov Photography is not the photographer who made them. I don't even know him. Martin Midolesov bought his camera 2 years ago and he hasn't changed the name of the camera. So, I can't send to you a permission from Dmitriy, because he was just a seller. I ask you to restore the photos, if possible. Thank you, Rayna --Rayna Vasileva (talk) 06:10, 10 April 2019 (UTC)

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