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copyright issueEdit

Hello The following pic has been uploaded for more then 100 years . the top right picture also contains the picture of my great great great grandfather Maharaja Prabhu Narayan Singh and we also had the book . I had no option as on the BHU page they removed his name and if i had added it without any reference then they would have again removed it so i had no other option and i also have the copyright as it has the picture of my grandfather and the photographer does not have the copyright permission and he has then kindly share it . — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gaurav 3894 (talk • contribs) 03:45, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

@Gaurav 3894: File:The founder members of BHU.jpg is a composite image which contains seven photos by up to seven different photographers. If you did not take the photos, please see Commons:Licensing for why we can't accept that image, and for each photo have the photographer or their heir post Commons:Licensing compliant permission for such work on their website or social media presence or send the photo and permission via OTRS with a carbon copy to you. For each photo, what can you tell us about the name and lifetime of the photographer and the dates and countries of photography and publication? Where did you get these photos and the composite image? Please sign your posts.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:36, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

Hi @ Jeff G I don't get it kindly simplify — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gaurav 3894 (talk • contribs) 15:20, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

@Gaurav 3894: Where exactly did you get these photos and the composite image? What exactly is "the book" you mentioned above? PLEASE sign your posts contemporaneously!   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 16:46, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

Hi @jeff G The following photo has been on the page 27 of sarasvati patrika 1916 which i had in the physical form but unluckily and also by my fault it became supper for termites but by the grace of lord vishvanatha i had the e-copy of it and this is no composite image this a collage kind of image taken a same photographer by the order of the maharaja himself — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gaurav 3894 (talk • contribs) 05:50, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

@Gaurav 3894: Would you please provide bibliographic info for "sarasvati patrika 1916" in {{Cite book}} or similar format or email "the e-copy of it" via OTRS, provide similar info for "the order of the maharaja himself", and SIGN YOUR POSTS?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 07:05, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

hi It was a magazine which was published monthly probably or something like that not sure it was published by Indian press prayag and the editor was Maharashi prasad dwedi . the copy in which the oic is was published in the month of march and the reg no is A248 issue no. 114 and sorry i cant give you any proves for that as there are no living receipts for that. give your mail id so that i can mail the e-copy to you and kindly remove the warning as the topic is under discussion and after a few day the pic will be removed for no reson and i will be bolcked . if my replies do not satisfy you in the end you can put it again but at least remove it for now and tell me how to sigh the post i am new here — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gaurav 3894 (talk • contribs) 11:17, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

@Gaurav 3894: I sent you all these blue links to COM:SIGN and still you didn't click or tap any of them? *sigh* You may email permissions-commons to my attention as per OTRS. What I have for the bibliographic info so far is " (March 1916). sarasvati patrika (114): 27. Indian press prayag. Ed. Maharashi prasad dwedi. reg no. A248." Is there a name for the collage or associated article? Is the photographer or article author named?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 14:21, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

Hi Template:Jeff G No name is given of collage or of the photographer . as far as i know it was a private publication . --Gaurav 3894 (talk) 14:49, 12 June 2021 (UTC)


What do you mean, I actually don't understand Molly Mathatho (talk) 05:46, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

It means you can't login to your account, as it is locked. This is done to prevent further vandalism. If your account is locked, it means you are not allowed to edit Any WMF project at all. SHB2000 (talk) 07:39, 11 June 2021 (UTC)
@Molly Mathatho: How young are you?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 11:37, 11 June 2021 (UTC)


I am a teenager — Preceding unsigned comment added by Molly Mathatho (talk • contribs) 11:56, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

@Naledi Mathatho: Let me put it simply for you. You have behaved immaturely in violation of our policies, guidelines, or procedures. You have been warned, refused to stop, and been blocked. You have repeated this behavior on several WMF wikis. You have registered at least four more accounts (THE GIRL MOLLY, Mollytheone, Molly Mathatho, and Nale Mathatho AKA voy:User:Nale Mathatho) to avoid those blocks and continue behaving immaturely, in violation of our policies. One of your accounts, Naledi Mathatho, has been globally locked by one of our Stewards, Matanya. That indicates that, based on your behavior here on WMF wikis, Matanya does not want you editing here on any WMF wikis until you are more mature, no matter what account or IP Address you use. You are welcome to show this to an adult you trust.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 12:47, 11 June 2021 (UTC)

Battle Angel AlitaEdit

Search and you will find: Published: Jan 3, 2017 - Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.--Hyju (talk) 19:10, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

@Hyju: Thanks, I missed it the first time.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 19:31, 12 June 2021 (UTC)

Thank you for your response.Edit

Dear Jeff,

Your response is highly appreciated. I am new to Wikipedia and in the learning phase.

Thank you so much once again.

Best Regards, Syed Waqas — Preceding unsigned comment added by Icstdksu (talk • contribs) 10:16, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

@Icstdksu: You're welcome. Please see COM:SIGN.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 15:57, 14 June 2021 (UTC)

Why did you remove my response on the talk page?Edit

Why did you remove my response on the talk page? I see you removed (rather than moved) the user question. Could I possibly ask you to stitch this back together (or to agree that it would be fine if I do)? If you are confident that the two accounts are different people, you can drop the part where I asked about that. Jmabel ! talk 15:32, 16 June 2021 (UTC)

@Jmabel: I'm confident she was bumbling about in 2 subsections unrelated to her; I was just trying to clean up her mess and your response. I'm sorry if I messed up while doing so.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 17:07, 16 June 2021 (UTC)
@Jmabel: On further review, I put the relevant bits into the appropriate section in this edit. Does that work for you?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 17:24, 16 June 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, yes. - Jmabel ! talk 22:17, 16 June 2021 (UTC)
@Jmabel: You're welcome.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 01:04, 17 June 2021 (UTC)

Link from commons to wikidataEdit

Hello Jeff, thanks for giving an answer here. How did you do this edit. I want to do the same for the Category:Giovanni Tocci (en.WP), but I cannot create the "links / commonswiki / name" entry. I have the feeling that this is a problem with missing user rights, because the "publish button" is not available for me. Can you explain this? --Kallichore (talk) 22:05, 16 June 2021 (UTC)

@Kallichore: Please see the following steps I did:
  1. Noted the lack of info on Wikidata at Category:Giovanni Tocci.
  2. Located the photo File:Giovanni Tocci.jpg in the infobox on en:Giovanni Tocci.
  3. From the photo's file description page, located the usage in Wikidata at d:Q20872346.
  4. At the bottom of d:Q20872346, next to "Multilingual sites", clicked "Edit".
  5. Clicked "wiki".
  6. Typed "commons" where "wiki" was.
  7. Clicked autosuggestion "Commons (commons)".
  8. Clicked "page".
  9. Pasted "Category:Giovanni Tocci" where "page" was.
  10. Clicked autosuggestion "Category:Giovanni Tocci".
  11. Clicked "Publish", resulting in this edit.
  12. Went back to Category:Giovanni Tocci and refreshed.
  13. Noted that info from Wikidata had shown up. If it hadn't shown up, I would have followed COM:PURGE.
  14. Went back to en:Giovanni Tocci.
  15. Edited the last section, "External links".
  16. Placed "{{Commons category|Giovanni Tocci}}" in a new line at the top of that section and saved, resulting in this second edit.
  17. Made sure that the "Wikimedia Commons has media related to Giovanni Tocci." box showed up in the bottom right corner.
On Wikidata, I am a member of group "Autoconfirmed users", and you are not (despite registration 518 days ago). You may ask for "Confirmed" permission at d:WD:RFP, or just ask why you couldn't publish at d:WD:PC.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 00:59, 17 June 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the detailed answer. I could do all steps for the example Si Yajie (en.WP). So it appears that I have all necessary user rights. What I don't understand: why does the easy way (using the add links button in commons, like on Wikipedia) not work? Is this a bug or a feature? --Kallichore (talk) 03:27, 17 June 2021 (UTC)
@Kallichore: You're welcome. I'd call it a bug, though some programmer might call it an "undocumented feature".   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 03:37, 17 June 2021 (UTC)