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6 June 2007

Beverly Knight flickrreview

Man, you're like lightning! :) riana_dzasta 10:37, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

7 June 2007


Hi there, I note you edited this page earlier today and would like to bring it to your attention that the link to unwatch a page doesn't work. This is because Template:MediaWiki unwatch page doesn't exist on Commons. If you replace the call to that template with {{fullurl:$1|action=unwatch}} I believe it should work. Regards. Adambro 18:30, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Just to add, it may be worth noting the purpose of the template on Wikipedia which is to circumvent "a known glitch which prevents parameters from being passed to templates or pseudotemplates from an interface message." Whether this will make the template necessary on Commons as well I don't know. Adambro 18:32, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
We run the same software so I bet it is. Thanks for letting me know. I have fixed it. I would however more than welcome you to verify that it is fixed. -- Cat chi? 18:45, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

9 June 2007


Hi can you please stop tagging my images with no source when I have already put the source in. Thanks Gustav VH 00:06, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Sorry about that. If you note I tagged Image:Southwold Lighthouse.jpg as not having a source just before you added it, and for Image:Southwold from pier.jpg just after, less than a minute. If possible it may avoid any future confusion if you add source information to images using the upload form rather than after uploading them. Regards. Adambro 00:12, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
OK, thanks - I'll try to put in the info when I upload. Cheers Gustav VH 00:16, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

You added a no license for Image:Stasi20-schablone.svg

On the website mentioned, the creator of the image himself states that he published the image under the Share Alike license. Don't you read the information given, or do you just enter the no license tags randomly? --HAH 15:54, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for contacting me with your concern. I can assure you that I don't add no licence tags randomly. Whilst the image description does say that the image is released under the Creative Commons Share-Alike Licence, it doesn't specify the version of the licence. This is important in a legal sense because there are some differences. The image is also missing a copyright tag, even when the information is in the description, "You still need to tag the image in any case with the appropriate license template!" (from Commons:First steps/Quality and description). It is for these reasons that I added the tag that the image is missing licence information.
Looking at the source URL provided I note the page states that the image is released under Creative Commons by-nc-nd. Unfortunately this licence is not allowable on Commons and so I will have to nominate it for deletion on this basis. I've removed the comment you added from the image page, comments should only be added to talk pages in all but a very few instances such as the Commons:Village pump.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you wish me to clarify anything I have said. Regards. Adambro 16:30, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

regarding my Mandelbrot image

Thanks for the heads-up, man! I put the PD tag on it -- jc

No problem, thanks for sorting it out. Adambro 19:13, 9 June 2007 (UTC)


I add the "PD-USGov-Military-Navy" tag to the Images, for they are Navy-Pictures as I wrote in the Description. I hope this is sufficient?!--WerWil 20:06, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

That's great, thanks for adding copyright tags as required by Commons:Licensing. Adambro 21:11, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

This image is my own personal photograph. On the image page I submitted it did say that.

I grant all rights to the publication of this image to Wikipedia - with the exception that I would like to be referenced by the user, if the image is used for any purpose. June, 2007

Rolf Gross 15480 Albright St Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 -USA e-mail: personal: or commercial:

Hi Rolf, thank you for your message. For each image uploaded to Commons it is important that the images is released under a free licence and a tag indicating this placed on the image page. Image:VlillaCasaleBuffaloHunt.jpg is currently lacking this information. See Commons:Copyright tags for a list of appropriate tags to indicate the licence which you release the image under. Based upon your comments, you may wish to release the image under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 licence which allows anyone to use the work on the conditions that the author is credited. If you chose this licence you would add {{Cc-by-2.5}} underneath the information on the image page.
Please consider the possible licences available, decide which you consider is most appropriate for your work and then add the appropriate tag to indicate this on the image page. Thanks. Adambro 11:31, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

11 June 2007

Image Tagging Image:Laupheim_castle_Rosengarten.JPG

Hi, I seem to have forgotten to add the license tag when I uploaded the picture. I have rectified that.Ekki01 11:46, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Okay, not a problem, thanks for sorting it out so promptly. Adambro 19:42, 11 June 2007 (UTC)
My pleasure. Ekki01 19:45, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

13 June 2007

Congratulations, Dear Administrator!

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Adambro/Archive 1, congratulations! You now have the rights of administrator on Commons. Please take a moment to read the Commons:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Commons:Administrators' noticeboard and Commons:Deletion requests), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings or modifications of protected pages. The majority of the actions of administrators can be reversed by the other admins, except for history merges which must thus be treated with particular care.

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Hehe, that's spooky! All the best with the new tools :) riana_dzasta 15:32, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
Congrats. Cary Bass demandez 16:01, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

16 June 2007

Re:My adminship

I replied to your comment at Commons:Administrators/Requests and votes/Oleg Alexandrov 2. Thanks. Oleg Alexandrov 20:54, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

22 June 2007

Deletion of an image

Hi! On 8 June you deleted an image (Image:Left Mouse Button.png) I had uploaded saying that the copyright wasn't clear. I taked the image from an other Wikisite (, and precisely at this link: Because of this the image is under the GNU license, so I would like it to be restored as soon as possible, also because a lot of pages on a manual on WikiBooks use this icon. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks's for your helpfulness, --Tommy 08:55, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

To clarify, I didn't delete the image, I just tagged it as missing the licence info and notified you of that. It was later deleted by another user. Looking at the image description page at doesn't make it clear what licence the image is released under. I've found a page, but it is not obvious what licence applies. If you are able to figure this out please let me know but I will not restore the image at the moment for the reason I have noted. Adambro 09:24, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
Sorry for the mistake; I didn't want to seem accusing. I looked at the license page, and I think that the sentence "Blender Documentation is released under the Open Content License" makes it clear that the documentation is under the OPL license. The other two licenses are respectively for the Blender program itself and for the material created with Blender. --Tommy 09:55, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
I'm afraid that having looked into the Open Content License I understand it to not be allowed on Commons. I've read the licence itself and also w:Open Content License which compares it to the Creative Commons no commercial use variation. Because of this I cannot restore the image. Sorry about this. Adambro 11:32, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
Just to add, this same issue may of course be of relevance to your other images. I don't have time to look into this at the moment but if you consider likely to be the case then I would advise you seek alternatives to those images which may have inappropriate licences and so may be deleted. Adambro 11:35, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
Right! I'm creating some images to substitute to that one and to the others of that kind. Thanks for your help! Can I upload a different image under the same name without running into te immediate deletion? --Tommy 12:06, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
I'd suggest you use a different name, as it will of course be a different image with different licensing and source. Replacing images really should only be used where the image is the same. This will of course require you to update the links to the image on Wikibooks but it is much better to use a different name in this situation. Regards. Adambro 12:10, 22 June 2007 (UTC)
Ok, I'll use a different name. Thanks for your help, bye! --Tommy 12:23, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

SVG and diagram problems

hi , i have some problems uploading SVG files. specially with Image:Mature flower diagram.svg and i was wondering if you could delete the old versions of the file so it looks mre clean. also if you could tell me why the file show sometimes and others not. i really get frustrated when this things happen. LadyofHats 10:15, 22 June 2007 (UTC)


Before you threaten someone with a warning, you should at least provide them with the exact violation. Also, I hope you are not using my nationality that I already revealed or my religion as a Muslim in making your decisions? The reason I say this is because all of you are ganging up on me.--Executioner 18:51, 22 June 2007 (UTC)

23 June 2007

Blender images

Hi! I already had a discussion with another Admin about screenshots from Blender. I showed him this site:, and in particular the question "What if I take screen-shots of the blender interface?". As the answer says, a screen-shot is entirely under GPL, and the images I uploaded are Blender's screeshtos. I don't know if there are other problems with this... if ther are, please, tell me about them. Greetings! --Tommy 07:51, 23 June 2007 (UTC)

7 July 2007


Hi Adambro. You removed the no source from Image:500px-Titre-kurdistan.png. As far as i can see, the image consists of at least three images. Those sources are not named in the compilation. Could you motivate what made you state Image description is satisfactory now? Cheers! Siebrand 18:50, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

18 July 2007


Image deletion warning Image:787rollout.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 image, 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. If the file is up for deletion because it has been superseded by a superior derivative of your work, consider the notion that although the file may be deleted, your hard work (which we all greatly appreciate) lives on in the new file.
In all cases, please do not take the deletion request personally. It is never intended as such. Thank you!

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16 August 2007


I hereby confirm mw:User:Adambro to be my account. Adambro 19:26, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

6 September 2007

Image Sacco and Vanzetti

I copied this image from English Wikipedia [1] as I said when I uploaded it in Commons. Now someone asked to delete it saying the source is not clear. I though this images of Sacco and Vanzetti are copied by several papers, and released in public domain, and is a joke to say that the source or the copyright is unclear. I ask, please, your help to avoid delete this image. Pérez 21:46, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

15 September 2007

Licence tag

You tagged three images that I have loaded up some times ago as "copyright status is unclear". The licence tag ist "PD-USGov-Military-Navy", the offcial archive number and the source I've loadet it up from, are in the description. So, what is the problem?--WerWil 17:52, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

8 October 2007

Confirmation request for image

Hello Adam, excuse me for my ugly english, could you confirm that the image at the url [[2]] identified by OTRS ticket 2007072210016087 [[3]] is covered by GFDL? Thank You.. santogiuseppe [[4]]

18 October 2007

Problem with the licence

Hi :) My name is Milan. I’m a user on the serbian wiki. I want to upload some pictures from the website It’s about a music festival EXIT in Novi Sad, Serbia. This website have a licence CC-BY-SA-NC , and it’s not compatible with GFDL (because of NC). But we on the serbian wiki have a special permission to upload and use all pictures and text from this website. Is it possible to upload these pictures on the Wikimedia Commons. I don’t want someone erase them because of this licences incomatibility. I’m sorry if my english is not very good. Please answer here. Thank you! The preceding unsigned comment was added by Micki (talk • contribs) at 09:03, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Poa trivialis image

Hi Adam

May I introduce myself as commissioning assistant for science at Oxford University Press. I would like permission to use an image under the OTRS system entitled Poa Trivialis (by James Lindsey). OUP are producing a textbook called Reading the Story in DNA and the author, Lindell Bromham, would like to use this image in the book, providing full accreditation.

We need rights for print and electronic, world, all languages, all editions. Print run: 2500 copies, due to publish March 2008.

The deadline is fairly tight so if you are in a position to act quickly on this, I would be very grateful for your help.

Best wishes

Amy Jackson

tel: 01865 354271 email: The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) at 14:55, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Email sent. Adambro 16:25, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
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