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Commons:Deletion requests/Banknotes of The Netherlands by Mvllez

From User talk:Common Good#Nederland banknotes:

“ should delete this file "File:Dutch 1 gulden front.JPG", because as in the case of my pictures, it hasn't pass 75 years since its first print.”

-- Common Good (talk) 21:01, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

✓ Done - Thanks for the note. Huib talk 04:39, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

File:Navigational map of the way of our icebreaker in Ross Sea.jpg

Hi Huib, I found out that the chart you've deleted was made under the superintendence of the Hydrographer, w:Royal New Zealand Navy in 1997. IMO it means that the chart is in public domain and the image could be safely undeleted. Thank you.--Mbz1 (talk) 22:09, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Hi Mila,
I'm not sure if the work of the Royal New Zealand navy is in the public domain or if they have copyrights over it so I undeleted the file but made a DR for it, I hope you understand that I cant simple undelete if I'm not complete sure.
But thank you very much for your note, and I'm watching the DR :)
Huib talk 04:45, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Reverting a Quality Image promotion vote?

I don't understand why you reverted someone else's vote in this edit: [1] Can you please explain? 99of9 (talk) 07:33, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

I used to use a tool named click on mouse over and I used that tool so I can delete big deletion request, but this is the second time in a month that I forgot to disable it so I rollback with a reason by mistake..
I removed the tool so I guess it will not happen again. Huib talk 07:56, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Strange decision to keep

Could you please explain your decision in Commons:Deletion requests/File:The Holocaust Memorial at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco 1.jpg? What does it matter that the text is in a public place? There is COM:FOP#United States for buildings only. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 17:22, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Pieter,
Welcome on my talkpage it seems I have a busy day ;-)
You're right about the COM:FOP, the United States of America only have FOP for buildings, but in the United States of America is a photograph of text is not copyrightable and since the text isn't very creative lay-out isn't very creative I don't see a problem why the file should be deleted, the text is the subject of the picture, not the sculpture.
Best regards,
Huib talk 17:27, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
This is a literary work. Of course it is creative. Much more creative than the texts on historical markers that get deleted, see for example Commons:Deletion requests/File:Michigan Historic Site sign - Pickle Barrel House.jpg. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 17:33, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
I do know that I'm walking on the edge between different policies, but I do stand my ground about the keep and the people in the Deletion request seem to agree with me, but please feel free to renominated when you don't agree with me.
Best regards,
Huib talk 17:39, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
That Michigan Historic Site sign was a bad decision, and that file should have been kept. Bastique demandez 17:51, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
I looked a bit further, this plaque is most likely {{PD-US-1978-89}}. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 19:01, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
Thnks Pieter, I guess that that will give a extra reason or a more correct reasons why it can be kept right? Huib talk 19:24, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
I checked the registry. There are 17 titles "Holocaust Memorial", but this one in California was not one of them, so this should be free. Probably even the sculpture that Bastique had linked to. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 19:48, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
Yay! Pieter thank you very much for looking further in this case, you did amazing work :D Huib talk 04:27, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

Messiah Foundation International

Please tell me how to send a permission for the images of mine that you deleted on Messiah Foundation International Wikimedia and Wikipedia.

I have created those images, and have complete rights over those images. I do not understand, what do I further need as a permission.

Let start with the Messiah Foundation International page, it has been deleted because it is out of our scope because we only host media here and we allow some galleries with a little bit information, the page you created was a complete article and we do not want those here, you probably want to place it on Wikipedia.
Secondly the files, as far as I know I only deleted a newspaper and a logo and all the other files are nominated for deletion and not yet deleted, the problem with the files is that you stay that you have permission from the Messiah Foundation International but just saying isn't enough for use because we cant verify it.
The way to go now is to forward you're permission to OTRS, our volunteers there can check the permissions and if its all okay all files will be undeleted and can stay on Commons, we here on Commons take permissions very serieus and therefor there is this extra step, I hope you understand.
If you need more help feel free to ask me,
Huib talk 04:38, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

These 3 DRs

Dear Abigor,

Shouldn't these 3 DRs of failed flickr images be closed as delete: DR , DR & DR

They are all more than 1 week old. Strange. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 03:55, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Leoboudv,
I have closed all three deletion requests as Deleted, thank you for you're note and hard work :)
Best regards,
Huib talk 04:25, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Thanks for acting and clearing up the DR backlog for these obvious cases. With kind Regards from Metro Vancouver, --Leoboudv (talk) 04:27, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
Feel free to post more DR like this here, it would be a much faster why with dealing with this cases.
All the best from Holland,
Huib talk 04:33, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment: As an aside, maybe this 2 week old DR should also be closed as delete since it never passed flickr review. Just an idea. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 06:52, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

These three from December should not be so difficult. Anyway it is about time. /Pieter Kuiper (talk) 07:18, 2 October 2009 (UTC) I did close 2 dr's, and commented in one, if Pieter gives some more info in that one we could close it also.. So:

  • The Flickr is done.
  • In the category Pieter gave is only one file left.

best regards, Huib talk 08:16, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

  • Thanks for your help. It is strange that the Admins forget to delete such obvious cases here. It would help reduce the DR backlog. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 08:48, 2 October 2009 (UTC)

File:Cista ficoroni, scena 02.jpg and others

Hi, can I know why this files were deleted, since they were PD-Art?? Was there a problem in the licence? Why nobody advised me on my discussion page?? I really don't understand. Thanks (notify on my page, tnx) --Sailko (talk) 22:49, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

I have deleted them because they where tagged as copyvio with the reasson The cista Ficoroni is obviously a 3D object, so PD-Art can't apply., the PD-art license only works for 2D works.
If you want I can undelete them and let them run as normal DR so more people can interact with the discussion, and I'm very sorry to hear that you didn't get notified the copyvio tagger has to job to notify also and he didn't thats to bad.
Best regards,
Huib talk 04:49, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
The question is, the cista is 3D, but the decoration I uploaded is definitely 2D: it's a "Burin" incision, it makes a scratch as shallow as a pencil scratch, there is no way to make a personal interpretation of it with light and so on. Can you please cheack and try to revert the cancellation? Thanks --Sailko (talk) 23:35, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
Hi, I took this to a Commons Undeletion request, Commons:Undeletion_requests/Current_requests#File:Cista_ficoroni.2C_scena_02.jpg, I suggest we work it further on that place.
Best regards,
Huib talk 04:43, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
Looks like it will take a long time... i wanted to revert the commons delinker edits on wikipedia, but if it take too much new edit will come in the meantime... what to do? --Sailko (talk) 16:40, 3 October 2009 (UTC)
Since I deleted the files and I have messed up when the deletion was wrong and they are undeleted, I think it would be my job to restore all the files, so if you could give me the links where it was in use I will restore it when it get undeleted, it would be strange that I make a mess and you need to clean up right ;-)
Best regards,
Huib talk 21:14, 3 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks! The filese were File:Cista_ficoroni,_scena_01.jpg, File:Cista_ficoroni,_scena_02.jpg and File:Cista_ficoroni,_fine_IV-inizio_III_secolo_ac.,_roma.jpg , somebody already reverted. I'll check's pages, see if there is something else in othere versions. Thanks again. --Sailko (talk) 18:54, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
I checked it with the log, All usage are back online :) Huib talk 19:03, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Congratulations !

Congratulations on picture of the day!

The Crypte.jpg

Just between the two of us was it your girlfriend, who took the image Smile ?--Mbz1 (talk) 00:43, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Haha, Thank you for the congratulations I'm kind of very proud that my image was on the front page the complete day :D
I was there with the GF but her photograph made it as Explore on Flickr, I made it to POTD :-D I guess it was a good day to photograph that day :D
Huib talk 21:10, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Bot request

Hi, would you have a look at the question I raised at Commons:Bots/Requests/Category-bot-helper#Discussion? Thanks. -- User:Docu at 09:55, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

I guess I have responded, I'm sorry that you needed to wait before I could answer, I was outside my country taking pictures.
Best regards,
Huib talk 21:11, 3 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for helping with the manual deletion of the subcategories. -- User:Docu at 01:09, 2009 October 11

Please check before moving categories

A substantial part of these moves were wrong. I'll check and undo the rest as needed tomorrow. --Foroa (talk) 22:12, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Foroa,
I'm very sorry to hear that you need to clean up the mess I made, normally I don't use CommonsDelinker for moving categories but late last night I was poked by a trusted member on IRC if I could move the requests to the command page so I did.
I didn't check it because I know it was a good and trusted user that asked me but it seems non of the requests where from him, its complete my fault I should have checked it, please let me know if I can help....
Best regards,
Huib talk 10:06, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

other files "out of project scope"

Hello Abigor,

thanks for the deletion. I am just looking through some "Media needing categories" - a vietnamese (?) student obviously had fun to take pictures of him and of his classmates, see

And still some more. Nice for flickr or his homepage but not for the commons?! best wishes Cholo Aleman (talk) 11:46, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the note, I have deleted those files since they where not in use on Commons and Commons isn´t a host for personal pictures, I checked the category also and I found 6 extra images belonging to this serie also, they are deleted as well.
Thank you very much for the note, and keep up the good work on Commons :-D
Huib talk 11:54, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! - and congratulations too for your picture of the day!, great picture Cholo Aleman (talk) 12:05, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks! :D Huib talk 12:25, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

Quality Image Promotion

Domein Hofstade.jpg
Your image has been reviewed and promoted

Congratulations! Domein Hofstade.jpg, which was produced or nominated by you, was reviewed and has now been promoted to Quality Image status.

If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Quality images candidates.

Copyright question

I received an e-mail from Haim Watzman asking to add a picture to his wiki page. He asked for the picture to be credited to Debbi Cooper. Can I upload it here under a not free licence or is it a fair-use picture to upload to wikipedia?

-SuperJew (talk) 14:55, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Its kind of hard to answer this quistion since I cant see the email so I don't know what he is writing, but I will do my best to help you.
Since you recieved a email with a file and a name that needs to be credited you need to start with sending the email to permissions@wikimedia[dot]org, this will make sure the email is archived in our permissions system and it will give you a OTRS ticket, this ticket needs to be placed on the file page when one of our volunteers emails you that it is okay to upload it.
If the file is mend to be uploaded on Commons there needs to be a license according to this page, a license on Commons needs to be free for everybody to use it, share alike and edit a file for personal and commercial reasons as stated in the license. Its very important that the email says under what license a file can be used, I don't know much about Fair use so I cant help you with that. If the email doesn't give a clear license you could always ask the person to give a more specific license under what we can upload it.
So the most important part is that you're email ends up with our otrs volunteers, they can say to you what needs to be done also and they can help you much futher on your way.
A last option is to send a email back and ask him to read Wikipedia:Contact us/Photo submission, here there is some text how people can send emails with files to our volunteers and what the need to say to get it uploaded :).
I hope my answer help you a little bit, feel free to ask more when needed.
Huib talk 16:58, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

File:Endre Bajcsi-Zsilinsky identity card.jpg

I left a note on the talk page of this image within hours of the received delete notice. Here is a copy of the email I sent to the original administrator. (Elberth 00001939).

Could you kindly restore this image. It's in the public domain.

Kindly advise of the reply.

Thank you, Ineuw.


I got your deletion notice, and left you a message of information about the file's origin. I hope this will remove the deletion request.

Thanks Ineuw

-- This e-mail was sent by Ineuw to Elberth 00001939 by the "E-mail user" function at Wikimedia Commons.”

and I feel that you have

That a file is published on a government site doesn't mean that a file is free, it only means that the government site have the right to use the file. If you have permission from the government or any proof that its really free you should send a email to OTRS a otrs user will verify it and undelete it when needed.
Best regards,
Huib talk 17:01, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
Hello Abigor and thanks for your note. It clarifies my understanding of assessing copyrights for upload. Ineuw (talk) 15:49, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
Your welcome. Huib talk 16:46, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Bonaparte's head

Hi, just dropping by to mention that you accidentally speedy deleted a former en:wiki featured picture candidate.[2] The file was a restored historic image, which a nominator who's had problems with inappropriate nominations before had mismarked as a duplicate. The edit notes are clearly explained in the file statement.

It's very rare for this sort of thing to happen, but the Commons delinker bot already delinked it from all projects before I became aware of a problem. Something to keep in mind, perhaps, with future speedy deletion requests? Best regards, Durova (talk) 21:45, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

I'm sorry to hear that it went wrong, I saw the request and I didn't see anything wrong, but I guess that I missed that line.
I just tried to search the CommonsDelinker log so I could fix all the replacements, but it doesn't show any edits so that doesn't really help :(
I will be more careful in the future, I'm not here to make mistakes when I delete because it could cause big time work if its replaced globally, but mistakes show also that I'm human. Thank you very much for the note.
Huib talk 04:42, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks very much for the kind response. There are so many true duplicates that an occasional mistake is understandable. It all seemed to be in good faith. I've contacted the bot owner; we'll see if that might help. Best regards, Durova (talk) 14:12, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Photo protection

Hey Abigor. Thank you again. Would you mind protecting it to the version I last edited? This one is the one. The OR is still on the image. --David Shankbone (talk) 22:02, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

How is the identification of any of the subjects in this photograph any less "original research?" In fact, it's all your "research," as you were the one who identified him as Saranga on your blog (as, upon examination of the individual in the photograph, he clearly is.) Why are we trying to hide that this is W:David Saranga? Maybe there's a good reason, but you haven't offered one yet.Proabivouac (talk) 22:20, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
Huib, Proabivouac is tarantino on the Wikipedia Review, and after not having edited here for years came back to lead this campaign off there. --David Shankbone (talk) 22:33, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Huib - I was asked as a common courtesy to have the name removed when I uploaded the file, but the request is no longer relevant. Thank you for your help with this nonetheless - there is no issue. --David Shankbone (talk) 23:47, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi David,
When this discussion was happening I was sleeping so I couldn't answer much sooner, but I see that it is solved now :)
I will keep watching the file page for when the protection ends, and I'm watching the talkpages for the users that you mentioned so when this or something like this would happen again I could respond much faster ;-) And thank you for letting me know what OR means, I guess you need to be a wikimedian to know that :P
Thanks for all your hard work and great images,
Huib talk 04:45, 6 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks Huib - heh, yeah, 'OR' is a total Wikipedia term. Please let me know if I can assist you with anything. --David Shankbone (talk) 15:39, 6 October 2009 (UTC)


Hi. Thanks for the swift deletion. Amsaim (talk) 16:40, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

Your completely welcome :)
Best regards,
Huib talk 16:43, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

A perfect job for you

Hi Huib!

I have a job for you. Take a look at Category:Unidentified logos with 3,905 files. You will probably find some unfree logos :-)

--MGA73 (talk) 06:40, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know about this category, this category is like..... its like.... its like paradise :-)
I placed it on my bookmarks
Huib talk 16:17, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

curious files

Hello Abigor, please look at - as far as I see all these files are unused, some technical documents (??) that are out of scope of the commons. And they have a bad resolution, barely unreadable. I have started a first speedy deletion. Perhaps I should look for the technique of "mass speedy deletion"... best wishes (and much fun in the paradise of the "uncategorized logos" -:) ) Cholo Aleman (talk) 04:15, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

I deleted all the files for out of scope, I checked all and every file is not used and all the files look like pages from a book and when a user scans some pages it doesn't really make then free so they could even be a copyvio :-)
There is a type for mass speedy deletions and you already found it, just leave a note on a administrator talk page because we have some tools what the deletion much more easy makes, no need for you to tag every single file.
Thanks for the note and keep up the good work,
Huib talk 04:36, 8 October 2009 (UTC)


Maybe this DR should be deleted since the photo 1) is used on only 2 pages and 2) the DR is now 1 week old. Just a suggestion--nothing more. With kind Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 05:06, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for your suggestion, I do agree with you since we don't have any proof that the file was ever free it would be beter to delete and be safe that be sorry when we get proof that it was never free.
All the best from Holland,
Huib talk 07:26, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Deletion requests for Michael Steiner images

Hi Abigor,

thank You for changing the files Michael steiner langeheroog.jpg, Michael steiner supermanns albtraum.jpg and Michael steiner water oyster and pearl.jpg from speedy to normal deletion nomination. After the nomination for speedy deletion i behaved like proposed in order to prevent the files from deletion but it didn't work properly. In fact, i'm the owner of the copyrights since it has been given to me by the artist Michael Steiner who is a friend of mine. It is his ecplicit will to offer the above mentioned images to the public. I am able to prove these facts but i don't know how i could do that, since the discussion entry still doesn't work so i'm unable to post a discussion entry.

Best Regards Elmar Paderborn Elmar paderborn (talk) 14:38, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Commons:Undeletion_requests/Archive#Mutter Erde sites

Are you sure about this? I was actually in favor of undeleting it, but you've outrun me. I don't see the need of deleting these pages, even if the user is blocked; after all, we don't delete all the contributions of blocked users (these pages were certainly not the reason for his block, they are not disruptive or anything). Moreover, you say the user doesn't need them anymore, and yet he's the one requesting the undeletion.
To summarize my thought, I would say these pages are a positive contribution to Commons, and the fact that the author is blocked should not influence our judgment on them. –Tryphon 14:48, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Hi Tryphon,
I can fairly say that I'm not complete sure about it, I think galleries in the user namespace are for personal use and therefor doesn't have any use when a user is indeffed blocked. But like I proposed I would be very happy to undelete them and move them to a other username space and leave a redirect behind.
But when you say that you think it would be better to just undelete them I think its whise to do so, I appriciate your opinion like always and since I don't feel so secure as I did when I closed it I would be very happy to undelete them, do you think we need to make a new request for that or can I just undelete them per this talk page message?
Best regards,
Huib talk 15:07, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
Might be best to just retrieve the request from the archive and re-list it, in order to avoid a whole delete-undelete-delete cycle if someone meant to oppose. Thanks for reconsidering. –Tryphon 15:18, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
Commons:Undeletion_requests/Current_requests#Mutter_Erde_sites, you might want to give a opinion there, or it will make me look like a crazy admin ;-) Huib talk 17:41, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
Done :-) Thanks again. –Tryphon 18:52, 8 October 2009 (UTC)


Which is the reason of this request What was wrong? --Cezarika1 (talk) 04:17, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

When you moved the file from to Commons it had a template {{Ffd}} on, I don't know what it does on but it was on the file page, when you moved the file to Commons the bot copied the complete file page including {{Ffd}} and {{Ffd}} is a redirect on Commons to our Delete template.
So there wasn't really a request for deletion, there was a template that shouldn't be moved and that is one of the reasons why bot moves needs to be checked :-) , so don't worry you're file is okay.
Best regards,
Huib talk 04:49, 9 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for your answer. Anyway, there was no request to delete the image on roWiki. I didn't understand the reason of the deletion request. So I acted correctly. --Cezarika1 (talk) 04:57, 9 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Thanks for your kind help here Abigor. With kind Regards from Metro Vancouver, --Leoboudv (talk) 07:58, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Fossil xxx

If possible please do not delete any "Fossil xxxx" categories in the deletion section right now. User:Snek01 is currently going against the discussions on wp:ToL regarding how to handle these categories and attempting to implement his/her personal idea of how the images should be handled. This as after being asked by two separate users to return to the discussions and not make any more changes. Snek01 responded by saying they would ignore anyone who disagrees with him/her. Here is the full discussion, with Snek01's dismissal of the opinions as the last comment posted.--Kevmin (talk) 07:30, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for you're note, but I don't really think I can help you, every day there are 30 maybe more categories tagged for deletion, all its kind of hard to check if the deletion tag is okay or if there is still a discussion, and even if I don't delete them a other admin will come and delete, the best way to make sure they are not deleted is to make a {{category redirect}} instead, or ask Snek01 to do so since there isn't a policy that say's that all empty cat should be deleted.
Lets just say that I will try to remember this conversation and retag them as {{category redirect}}} but you don't pin me down on it, since there are a lot of empty cats every day, and secondly there are like 200 admins so a other could delete it when I don't
If you think the behavior stays this way and its going against policy are agreement you could bring it up on User problems on COM:AN, maybe we can reach a solution there.
Best regards,
Huib talk 16:48, 9 October 2009 (UTC)


Hi, could you let me know where copyrigh violation is for File:Ellis_Jones.jpg ? How do I take this violation off? Please reply on talk: Zaikovskis Thanks

The file has been deleted because it was marked on Flickr as all rights reserved and Commons doesn't accept that license because Commons only works with free files.
I suggest you can read COM:FLICKR and COM:L to see what kind of files we do accept on Commons and just ask when you need help,
Huib talk 18:11, 9 October 2009 (UTC)
Hi, could you please restore File:Ellis_Jones.jpg, its licence has been upgraded for free usage. Thanks User_talk:Zaikovskis 11 October 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for add me flag. Greetings, ~~×α£đ~~es 18:44, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

You're very welcome, thanks for helping out. Huib talk 18:51, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

SOHO images

Hi, can you please restore these images:

I don't think they should be speedy deleted. They are based on SOHO data, but the source simply says: Please give credit for this item to NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. I'm pretty sure they're okay. I asked the nominator to stop tagging them as copyvios and make a DR instead. Thanks. –Tryphon 20:47, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

The DR is here. –Tryphon 20:59, 9 October 2009 (UTC)
There was a other DR before and that was closed as deleted, therefor I speedied this files, all restored now and I will respond in the Dr later on. Huib talk 21:27, 9 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. –Tryphon 21:39, 9 October 2009 (UTC)


Thanks for the patroller permission. --Nvineeth (talk) 09:12, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for wanting to help out.
Best regards,
Huib talk 19:51, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

Review backlog

Very strange Abigor. Today there are 120+ images here waiting for review. Maybe the review bot is slow? I mark a few but they are too many and its almost midnight here. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 06:33, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

I noticed that one of our toolservers went down (Daphne) so I guess that that stopped the Flickr review bot, I just starting to check some files and I got it below 50 files now.
I will try to get it down to zero but its a sunday today and I need to stop when the girlfriend wakes up, so don't know how far I will come. Anyways I emailed the bot owner maybe he can start up his bot again today.
Best regards,
Huib talk 07:57, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
Its empty now Huib talk 08:15, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Wow. That's amazing! I marked a few images after I sent my message to you as I had uploaded 1 image and noticed the problem. Have a good Sunday with your girlfriend. Goodnight from Vancouver, --Leoboudv (talk) 08:22, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

File:ArnoCorps 2008 Promo Shot.jpg

The flickr account this image was taken from is that band's official account. They even link to that account from their official website [3]. --SpaceFlight89 (talk) 07:46, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

I didn't know that it was a offical Flickrstream, I just noticed that it was a stream with only 2 files and only files from a band so I thought it would be Flickr washing.
Thanks for the note, the file is undeleted.
Huib talk 07:48, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. --SpaceFlight89 (talk) 08:12, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
Sorry for my little mistake ;-) Huib talk 08:14, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Hello my name is Žiedas, and I am Lithuanian wiki user as well as I have account on commons. In the past year I have uploaded several pictures that I made myself under my clones named Pegasas, SZOM, Emka. Want to ask you, is it ok if I would change picture author to my current nick Žiedas. I acknowledge I made mistake by creating clones and now I actually don't know what to do with them? Maybe you can just block indefinitely users Pegasas, SZOM, Emka or can suggest any other resolution for this problem. Sincerely. Please deletion foto from my clones named Pegasas, SZOM, Emka. Highly please. --Žiedas (talk) 10:45, 11 October 2009 (UTC)

Roller derby

I'm sure your intentions were good following up on Jamesofur (talk · contribs)'s request and blocking (talk · contribs) over her annotations to my photos of the roller derby benefit party, but as far as I can tell her edits were accurate and I have restored them. I happen to know who she is: she's one of the competitors herself, and wrote me quite indignantly about having been blocked for making accurate additions. Yes, some of the noms de guerre are mildly obscene, but the Commons is not censored in that respect, and what she wrote is accurate. - Jmabel ! talk 07:06, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

I just took action after I was asked for it on IRC, I believed that Jamesofur did all the checking and everything would be okay, I'm sorry that I didn't double check it. I noticed that the block is already lifted so I guess its solved now. Huib talk 09:26, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

Yes, thanks. I can totally see how this looked like vandalism, but it wasn't. - Jmabel ! talk 17:16, 12 October 2009 (UTC)


Can you clarify what the issues of fair use were regarding Comicsnewsletterlogo.png and where the issue was debated, please. I thought I had licensed the work appropriately, but as it has been deleted I can't now tell. Hiding (talk) 10:05, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

It was brought to my attention that this was not a logo but a special made image for a portal on Commons, I was a little bit confused because it wasn't used according to CheckUsage so I believed we where talking about a company logo, its undeleted now.
Best regards,
Huib talk 17:08, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank you. Hiding (talk) 13:49, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

Talk page speedy deletion?

Thanks for deleting my erroneous upload of File:OHMap-doton-Stout.png. You didn't delete the talk page, which contains nothing except my deletion rationale; could it be speedy deleted? Or must I file a regular deletion request? Nyttend (talk) 22:16, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

I should note — I'll likely forget that I made this request, so would you please tell me when you answer this? Thanks! Nyttend (talk) 22:17, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
✓ Done. –Tryphon 14:01, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank you Tryphon, I was kind of busy and my internet connection wasn't the best :( Huib talk 18:01, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

These 3 images

Perhaps the time has come to delete these 3 images since their license was never verified sadly:

What do you think. Thank You Abigor, --Leoboudv (talk) 10:03, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Its always bad to delete good files but it also very important that a file is uploaded to Commons in a correct way with a free license.

Its like always beter to be safe than sorry and since we don't know if the files where ever free enough I deleted them.
Best Regards,
Huib talk 10:52, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Thanks. 2 of the 3 file were in a proper DR, too and no one acted after 1 week. Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 19:24, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
I guess more and more admins are to busy and some parts are backlogged, but we are getting less backlogs since the Copyvio and other speedy deletions will be emptied every night and the unknown files will be handled within 2 weeks, so when we get some more admins on the DR's we will be backlog free. :) Huib talk 19:46, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Deleted files

Hi Abigor. You deleted these files that i had uploaded/put in my WL.

  1. File:Eien no Mangekyo Sharingan.svg
  2. File:Itachi mangekyou sharingan.svg
  3. File:Izuna Man.svg
  4. File:Kakashi Man.svg
  5. File:Sasuke Man.svg

Motivation was: "In category Other speedy deletions; not edited for 0 days". May you explain it in a better way? Thank you. -- Sannita - not just another sysop 17:58, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

P.S. May you notify me when you answer me? Thanks. -- Sannita - not just another sysop 17:59, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
All those files where nominated for Speedy deletion because there was a better version and none of the files where in use. All the files are now in the same order as you have put them:
All the tagging was done by Ju gatsu mikka.
Best regards,
Huib talk 18:51, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your answer. :) -- Sannita - not just another sysop 21:58, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

File:Anna S.jpg

This file was deleted with the comment In category Copyright violations; not edited for 0 days. Why did the picture end up in that category? As a sidenote, isn't 0 days very short notice? --Ainali (talk) 14:24, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

The file ended up in that category after the uploader told us on the file permission page that he wasn't the author for the image so this image was a copyright violation, otherwhise the picture could have just stayed on Commons.
Copyright violations are a danger for the uploader and for Wikimedia Commons because they can cause bad publicity or even can cost a lot of money for legal cases so its very important that copyright violation get deleted on sight, copyright violations and Out of scope are the only types of files that we can speedy delete according our policy.
Best regards,
Huib talk 15:13, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick answer! --Ainali (talk) 16:05, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
You are welcome :) Huib talk 16:10, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

File:Jörmundur Ingi 1994.tif

Does the file look corrupt on your end? Haukurth (talk) 21:51, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Yes, it seems that I still can't open the file so I believe(d) that it is / was corrupt, but when other people don't have problems with opening the file I'm sure I can live with the fact that I cant open it.
I will try to find out if its a software problem on my site, otherwhise I will need the change to software I use.
Thanks for the note that the file does work correctly.
Huib talk 09:29, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for taking a look!. If it only works for me that's not very satisfactory. I'll do some more checking. Haukurth (talk) 10:11, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
If I download it on my computer I can see the file :-) --MGA73 (talk) 15:21, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
I can open it now also, its just windows 7 that makes it fail. Huib talk 15:58, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for checking, guys! Haukurth (talk) 00:28, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

2 images

These 2 images should be deleted. They are both likely copy vios.

Thank You, --Leoboudv (talk) 04:54, 18 October 2009 (UTC)

Good morning Leovoubv,
Both files are deleted and I closed the DR for the last one, thanks for the note ;-)
Best regards,
Huib talk 09:32, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Thanks for your help. With kind Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 19:47, 18 October 2009 (UTC)


As the letter "O" is a vowel, it should be preceded by the word "an".

Consider revising your profile.

I think I don't really understand what you're meaning but if its a mistake on my user page feel free to fix it yourself, otherwise could you please inform what you do mean.
Best regards,
Huib talk 18:51, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
"a other" should be "an other" or "another". On the other hand, English uses the plural form for more than one object (User:sterkebak and User:SterkeBak) and the plural indefinite particle is empty. Erik Warmelink (talk) 21:51, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Mass image deletion

Following the talk we had on IRC, I'm dropping you a request to please delete the images listed at User:Waldir/Antweb which aren't deleted yet. The reason for the deletion is explained there. Thanks! --Waldir talk 10:31, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

All the links on the page have a red colour now, it took me 6 minutes to deleted the whole list.
I'm sorry that I couldn't help you this morning when you asked on IRC right away, but I use 2 firefox extensions to delete them pretty fast and since they don't work on FireFox 3 I need my notebook because I still have FireFox 2 there for this kind of jobs.
Best regards,
Huib talk 16:23, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
The problem I have with these mass deletions is A LOT of these images was used, I purposely uploaded every one of mine (well 95% of them) to link into an article in a wikispace. Images that are currently in use SHOULD NOT be deleted yet. In my opinion, or your going to break a bunch of pages that people may not be watching anymore. Some of these ant species pages may get extremely low traffic of people who may actually correct a broken image link.. — raeky (talk | edits) 16:48, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
I don't think that was a problem, I checked not all of them but a lot of them and the files I checked weren't in use.
I just checked the log for CommonsDelinker and only 3 files where in use, I wouldn't mass delete files that where is use because a policy will stop me from doing it and it will cause a lot of work for other people, but when I check 75% of the list and none of them are in use I can't see a big problem, I hope you understand. Huib talk 17:19, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
The ones in my userspace are MOSTLY used and User:Filip em's user space I think are also mostly used, at least the ones I looked at. Some of the ones deleted on his space was used, like these [4], [5], [6], [7]. — raeky (talk | edits) 17:34, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I see that those where in use, and the files linked by CommonsDelinker log where also in use but those files where deleted by Waldir, I'm pretty sure that none of the files that where deleted by me where in use, like I was saying I would not delete files that where in use, it would be against policy. Huib talk 17:40, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
I've corrected those specific broken images. I understand, just wanted to express my concern. Me and User:Filip em are both active and can switch the pages that use our uploaded images to the new versions once they're available and request deletion of the duplicate. I don't think anymore admin mass deleting is necessary, unless they switch the usage as well during the process. — raeky (talk | edits) 17:42, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
I totally understand your concern and I do agree that we don't have to use mass deletion a lot, but when its not in use and its only because they will be uploaded by bot in a later stadium I don't see a real problem, but you do have good point and we should always be very careful when we mass delete. Huib talk 20:42, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

First of all, sorry to almost have got you in trouble, Huib/Abigor :) There's one thing that got me confused, though: Raeky's and Filip em's images seem to be intact; did you delete them and then restore the revisions, or what? I thought that would show up in the logs. Or is Raeky mentioning the ones I deleted? If that's the case, since I only deleted duplicate ones, that shouldn't be much of a problem. Anyway, I understand the inconvenience that must have caused, and I apologize for that. Let's wait for the AntWeb upload to finish, then. I will gladly help on replacing your images once that's done :) --Waldir talk 19:23, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

You didn't place me almost in trouble, I'm glad I could help with the deletions but even if I get in trouble after your request it would be my own fault because I'm pressing the buttons and I'm responsible for all that happends after it, but it seems its not a real problem here only some confusion.
The links that Reaky are giving are 4 files deleted by you as duplicates those where not involved in this mass deletion. I worked on User:Waldir/Antweb#Files_uploaded_by_User:File_Upload_Bot_.28AntWeb.29_until_10_Oct_2009 this part of the list, I don't know if you want to delete all the files by Reaky and Filip also because that could be a problem since most of those files are in use and it would be better to replace them all when there are new uploads.
When you need more help please let me know, I would be happy to assist as much as I can.
Huib talk 20:42, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I indeed forgot to check use & replace the dupes with the correct ones. Raeky took care of that, I see. Next time I'll surely be more careful. Thanks a lot for your help. I appreciate your offer to help with the remaining images, but probably we'll have to deal with these images by hand in order to have them replaced where they're used. It's no big deal, though, they're just thirty-something images, from each, it can be done easily. Cheers, Waldir talk 23:01, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

Salut. Why did you delete the logo of SetzeVents Editorial? How can there be a copyright violation when the publisher himself provides the file? --Svartvicks (talk) 14:39, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Get well soon!

  •  :)--Mbz1 (talk) 20:45, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Yes, please do! SergeWoodzing (talk) 23:36, 21 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I concur - you will be in our thoughts while you recuperate. --David Shankbone (talk) 16:27, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Wish you well soon.--Caspian blue 04:43, 23 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank you all,
I have been in the hospital for 84 hours but I'm back home now, I'm still not feeling that great so I will come back slowly but I do miss this project and the people on it very much!
But the most important thing is that I feel much better now than I did a week ago :)
Huib talk 21:21, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Why interference Category:Gastronomy?

See also Why interference Category:Gastronomy? (Category:Gastronomy --> Category talk:Gastronomy)--Tom778 (talk) 10:17, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

I saw you posting this message by the most people on my watchlist, I'm sure they have a better answer than I can give.
Best regards,
Huib talk 21:18, 26 October 2009 (UTC)

Deleting duplicates

You have deleted file BSicon_KRZrf.svg but it was in use. Please fix what you have broken (and in the future also specify the name of the remaining file in the deletion reason). --Tve4 (talk) 10:35, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Sorry to hear that somthing went wrong. I restored File:BSicon_KRZrf.svg so we can see what the problem and the dupe file. Seems CheckUsage has some problems - I could not see that file was used on all the pages that CheckUsage mentioned. Will try again later problem is fixed before. --MGA73 (talk) 13:08, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
I'm sorry to see that the deletion went wrong somehow, but I am pretty sure that I checked it like always and the CheckUsage didn't give any hits besides the page in the username space in the English Wikipedia.
MGA73 thank you for undeleting the file while I was not online, however I do not understand how the template works so I cant fix it, feel free to replace the file by yourself Tve4.
Best regards,
Huib talk 14:43, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
Now checkusage works properly for me to. But I also have problems with replacement. --MGA73 (talk) 20:36, 28 October 2009 (UTC)
I completed the replacement on the four pages that were left and before I could get to it Shizhao deleted File:BSicon_KRZrf.svg again. So we should be all set. :-) --Captain-tucker (talk) 12:38, 29 October 2009 (UTC)
Hmmm, whenever I nominate a file for speedydelete, I've already checked for its usage. The only places where those symbols are usually still in use are automated lists of everything in userspace. A list that just exists to list everything – i.e. listing just for the sake of listing – is no legitimate use of a file.
I don't know why there are other occurances I haven't changed, maybe due to some toolserver problems? Strange ... axpdeHello! 12:40, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Category:Radio of Chuvash Republic

Thanks for the Category:Chuvash National Radio. What about the Category:Radio of Chuvash Republic?  TarzanASG +1  12:06, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

It was still on my todo list, its handled now :)
Best regards,
Huib talk 18:13, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

Talk page still exists

File talk:Carl Anton Larsen JASON Stamp.jpg‎ is still around even though you deleted the image file File:Carl Anton Larsen JASON Stamp.jpg‎. Perhaps you would review it. Cheers Ww2censor (talk) 20:36, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the note, its deleted now as wel :)
Best regards,
Huib talk 21:35, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, I noticed you deleted it as the file is still on my watchlist. Maybe you want to review the other file File:South Georgia JASON stamp.jpg‎ up for deletion for the same reason that was uploaded by the same editor who makes the same claims for exemption as discussed on the file's talk page. Ww2censor (talk) 03:25, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
Als done I have noticed that there is a big backlog with Speedy delete material, I will try to work on that this weekend :) Huib talk 09:01, 31 October 2009 (UTC)
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