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Future Museum ImagesEdit

Dear C Fred, the images uploaded today (mainly related to archaeology/social histroy) were taken by me and uploaded to the Future Museum webpage. All low res jpegs objects on the Future Museum website are public domain and can be used as such. Thanks again - FutureMuseumSW

Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, C.Fred!

Martin H. (talk) 05:02, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Deletion requestsEdit

Hi and thank you for helping on Commons. According to Commons:Deletion_policy#General_procedure you can mark blatant copyrigth violations with {{copyvio|reason}} instead of a regular deletion request. Regards, --Martin H. (talk) 05:04, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

QR PromoEdit

Just to let you know I was already dealing with the promo photo before tagging with a copyvio. See User talk:Official Quiet Riot. Soundvisions1 (talk) 03:13, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

Copyright photoEdit

I saw you took down my chris resop picture. Can I ask you how to tell if a picture is copyrighted or not? I'm determined to find an image of him playing for the Pirates that will work. Thanks for your help.

Karen M. Spence jpegEdit

CFRed, please stop harassing me. This was my own photo as clearly stated in the licensing. Your flag was unnecessary and malicious. Kmhistory (talk) 01:57, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Protector of the SmallEdit

100px Protector
Sir. Fred is on the constant pursuit of protecting those who have made mistakes. He gives back advice, helps at all times, and has been there for us who were in need. He is NEVER malicious in his edits yet quite the opposite. He seeks the Protection of order and truth. He is an honorable administration and deserves much recognition for his continuous work ethic and ongoing achievements in Wikipedia. We grant him the badge of PROTECTOR. We feel he embodies the protection of the weak, of all us small and new users learning the intricate nature of Wikipedia. Although errors might filter into our content, Fred is never quick to jude but rather help, guide and even go out of his way to fix the errors himself.

Thank you 'Fred The Protector' DrewJordanRosenhaus (talk) 16:31, 22 August 2016 (UTC)


File:Lady Gaga 2016 Acadmey Awards.pngEdit

I don't know if this is your usual way but it is better to just speedy tag such images instead of nominating for deletion, as such a nomination takes at least 7 days while a speedy is sometimes dealt with in just a few hours. Maybe you should use User:Rillke/LicenseReview.js (details on talk page User talk:ZooFari/licensereviewer.js) if you don't know about it already. Good luck. Ww2censor (talk) 15:30, 7 October 2016 (UTC)

@Ww2censor: Normally I would speedy an image if it were a clear infringement. The ND tag left me enough uncertainty that I wanted to report it for deletion but I wasn't convinced it was a speedy, and I thought this was better than getting the speedy declined. Thanks for the pointer to the license reviewer; I'll keep that in mind in the future. C.Fred (talk) 16:13, 7 October 2016 (UTC)
Yeah, sometime it's not quite clearcut but Disney images are very unlikely to ever be freely licensed. Of course it's not wrong I just prefer going for the quickest route when I'm sure it is a copyvio but obviously YMMV. I must remember you are an admin on the enwiki if I need some assistance. Thanks Ww2censor (talk) 17:13, 7 October 2016 (UTC)

Video game cover artsEdit

Hello again. So I received your response and understood how Wikimedia Commons works. Still, I'm wondering how can I upload a game cover art in order to add to those pages missing proper cover arts? I see a lot of people upload and fill in infobox sections without being deleted. I'll be grateful if you can tell me how to. - tuanpingas.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Tuanpingas (talk • contribs) 17:10, 5 December 2016‎ (UTC)
@Tuanpingas: You can't upload a video game cover art image to Commons. The covers will all be under all-rights-reserved licenses of the game publishers.
You can upload a cover image to the English Wikipedia. You'll have to note that it's somebody else's image, provide the source, and provide a fair-use rationale. Those images are allowed to be hosted at en.wikipedia; they are not allowed here. C.Fred (talk) 19:22, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
@C.Fred: ok thanks for the info. But there's a little flaw on Wiki's editing tools. When I click photo icon for the first time, it didn't tell me it would upload my scans to Wikimedia until it did. When I was notified for deletion I was kinda confused. A friend of mine told me there is a tool called "Image Uploader Wizard" that could help me upload my scans to exactly Wikipedia instead of Wikimedia. How can I access to the tool? -tuanpingas.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Tuanpingas (talk • contribs) 00:28, 06 December 2016 (UTC)
@Tuanpingas: You probably haven't met the requirements (time, edits) to be able to upload yet. Check out the Files for Upload section on Wikipedia. C.Fred (talk) 01:25, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

Deleted Image?Edit

Hi Fred,

You had flagged my edit to Ashley Massaro's Wikipedia page for updating her photo. I have her approval as well as the owner of the updated photo to make such changes. Why did you delete the image?

Nat Pipitone (talk) 22:01, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

@Nat Pipitone: Where is the published evidence that the owner of the photo has released the photo for free use, including commercial reuse? C.Fred (talk) 23:39, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Source of a photoEdit

Hi, About this edit, is there any evidence supporting your statement that this file was "obtained directly from creator"? Do you really have personal knowledge of the identity of the creator and of how the uploader obtained the file? Or is there even any statement anywhere by the uploader where he/she said or implied that the file was "obtained directly from creator"? The Commons file is smaller than the already small image on the Goodreads website. For now, a possible source is that the Commons file was copied from the internet and that's one of the reasons for the deletion discussion. -- Asclepias (talk) 12:48, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

Asclepias See the files for deletion discussion. There are two possibilities. One is that these are disconnected editors just scraping the internet and making up their claims of being related to Taillard. The other possibility is that Mtaillard is the subject or a closely-connected party, and that AshleyTaillard is the subject, subject's wife, or a closely-connected party; a subset of this possibility is that both run by are the same editor. Mtaillard has already declared a COI, although he's denied being en:Michael Taillard. My gut says the subject's wife got the photo to the uploader, but I can't prove it. And I've interacted enough with this editor(s) that I'd gladly let a more removed party come in and say "No, Commons policy is that they must confirm ID and donation through OTRS" than for me to try to say it. C.Fred (talk) 14:09, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
I don't know if the two users are who they say they are. I'm not saying that they are not. What they say sounds plausible and I'm willing to believe them, but that's not the point. All I want to do is advise caution before you take upon yourself the responsibility of making what might be a false statement on the file description page about the source, invented on the basis of a "gut feeling", even though the two involved users never said or implied that. -- Asclepias (talk) 15:01, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
@Asclepias: And that's a big reason I did this. C.Fred (talk) 15:15, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

Stop pleaseEdit

Will you stop reverting edits, C.Fred? -- 23:40, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Sorry, but when an checkuser confirmed that this IP is being used abusively, it is appropriate per policy to revert edits on sight. C.Fred (talk) 23:46, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

Unblock this!Edit

Can you unblock Humanist920 on Wikipedia and Commons? -- 04:59, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

Your conduct here is evidence that Humanist920 should not and will not be unblocked on C.Fred (talk) 13:51, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

[Ticket#2019022710010202] Proposed entry on Ziegel medalEdit

Dear C.Fred Your address was given to me by Mr. Robert Johnson of the Wikipedia Volunteer Help Group when I asked him for assistance in bringing new evidence of publication to your attention.

As I understand your objection to my submission, it was based on the absence of independent confirmation of the facts related. I have recently found an item of that nature. It is a published comment on the presentation of the medal by Sir Royston Goode, Emeritus Professor of Law at Oxford University in England. It may be found at HeinOnline at this address:

I reads as follows: the title is :"The End of an Era: A Tribute to Jacob Ziegel" and the passage of the comment that confirms my text as to the bestowal of the medal to Professor Ziegel at a banquet in his honour is as follows:

"At the conference dinner [in 2010] a commemorative medal, designed by a well-known Canadian sculptor, was presented to Jacob amid acclamation from all his friends and colleagues .. "

I hope that you will agree that this is independent confirmation of the creation and award of the Ziegel Medal as required by the rules by which Wikipedia respects the privacy of living individuals. And I hope that you will now approve my submission for inclusion on the Awards page of Wikipedia.

If I can be of further assistance to you in coming to a decision, please contact me again. We would like to inform the public in Canada of the existence and the recipients of the Ziegel Medal that only an item on Wikipedia can provide.


If this is in regards to an article in the English Wikipedia, please direct your message to my user talk page there: en:User talk:C.Fred. Thank you. C.Fred (talk) 18:42, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
Also, HeinOnline is paywalled, so I cannot verify the text. C.Fred (talk) 18:43, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
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