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Commons:Deletion requests/File:Dr Pankaj Naram.jpg

Greetings Daphne: Please review if the system closed the file at Commons:Deletion requests/File:Dr Pankaj Naram.jpg the way you intended? Also I have talk page correspondence from uploader planning to go to UNDEL, I will of course refer him to you first. Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 15:31, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

Thanks to both of you for taking care of this. I already told this user to wait 2 times. The permission is not yet complete. Regards, Yann (talk) 15:49, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
Yes. Yann has already been in communication with me through the OTRS Noticeboards regarding the undeletion request and processing of the permission. Thank you Daphne Lantier, Ellin Beltz, Yann and all for your kind assistance. Although I am only a new user, just witnessing already the extensive amount of collaboration and community involved in Wikimedia is quite impressive. And to know that a majority of it is done by volunteers, with such a high degree of good will, transparency, integrity, and desire for excellence is quite something! Honestly, I truly wish more of the world's institutions could function with models like the one being experimented with and developed here at Wikimedia and Wikipedia. And the funny thing is I may have missed out on seeing it, if I hadn't been in communication with each of you over the last couple days, so thank you. Seriously, Bravo. Thank you for your work and the inspiration. --DrIndia (talk) 22:44, 16 April 2017 (UTC)


Readdition of pics by different user. File:Jangaon Dist.jpg, File:Hyderabad dist.png.--Vin09 (talk) 09:17, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

  Done Daphne Lantier 19:45, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Nicolás Shea image

Dear Daphne. It appears that you have deleted nicolas-shea.png and that file belonged to me. Would you care to explain why that was? Thank you.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Mauricio Arce (talk • contribs) 18:34, 2017 April 17‎ (UTC)
The issue here is that the image was previously published online at We would need permission from the copyright holder of the image to be sent to OTRS. Daphne Lantier 19:50, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

Polo Morín photo deletion

I saw that you deleted this photo. I'm wondering how you came to determine that it was a copyvio. (I didn't get a chance to see the tag.) I ask because I had been dealing with this user, and I wasn't sure if this photo was legitimately the user's own work. (I tried the usual Google image search and Tineye, which came back with nothing.) I'm not sure if you saw, but the user did claim to have personally taken the picture. Cheers, -- Irn (talk) 01:34, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

This was deleted as coming from Daphne Lantier 16:23, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
Hm, while that does look like a selfie, the image didn't have the text on it, did it? And the user did claim to have sent it to that Twitter. Irn (talk) 19:56, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
The Twitter source is a 17 second video clip. This deleted image is a video still. It's been cropped so the watermarking doesn't show. This user would've had to have been the one shooting the video, which he would have to try and prove using the process at OTRS or COM:UDEL. Daphne Lantier 20:04, 18 April 2017 (UTC)


Could you take a look and confirm the licenses, please:
Thank You very much.

Artur Andrzej (talk) 12:59, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

  Done Daphne Lantier 18:41, 19 April 2017 (UTC)


{{subst:aviso promocional|Esteban Guzmán}} Piarioseco (talk) 03:03, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

Estimado Dalphe, el activista es importante en la defensa y promoción de los derechos humanos de la diversidad sexual en Chile. Te solicito deshacer la orden de eliminar su pagina, ya que es consultada por estudiantes.

Muchas gracias.

Hola. This is a Twitter profile image (see The copyright holder needs to give permission for this image through Commons:OTRS/es. Daphne Lantier 04:22, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

Help to close deleting nomination

Hello Daphne Lantier, the otrs for File:Daniel_Padilla_at_Celebrate_Mega_in_Iceland_2016_(6).jpg has been reviewed here is ticket link So could you please help to close Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Daniel_Padilla_at_Celebrate_Mega_in_Iceland_2016_(6).jpg Puchicatos (talk) 06:11, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

I closed it a week ago. Daphne Lantier 07:02, 19 April 2017 (UTC)


Hello, please undelete this image! You are wrong, there's no CV. In Austria this image is free, cause you're allowed to publish pictures of Interior, when it's a public building (church). See: Braunböck in Kucsko, urheber.recht, 2008, p. 844 and Müller, Das Urheberpersönlichkeitsrecht des Architekten im deutschen und österreichischen Recht, 2004, op. cit., p. 101. (in German). Thank you! --Austriantraveler (talk) 09:58, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

I'm not sure that's quite what Commons:Freedom of panorama#Austria says. In the "other works" column, "interiors of buildings, including churches, museums, and theatres" is marked as prohibited. As for this collage, one of the images used is said to be by a gentleman who died in 2013. I would suggest you make this request at COM:UDEL just so we can be sure one way or the other. Daphne Lantier 17:41, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Deletion File:Cheikh-tidiane-sy-almaktoum.gif

Hello, Why did you you delete this file Cheikh-tidiane-sy-almaktoum.gif? It was a valide image with free license. Thanks to take it back. With regards Moustarchidine

See Commons:Deletion requests/File:Cheikh-tidiane-sy-almaktoum.gif. Daphne Lantier 21:03, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Of course the file can be re-used in other web site and still be a free license picture. If you go to these link you will notice that any of the photo have bee signed or owned. I have a good knowledge of that because it's mine. Thanks to it back please. With regards.

Images that have been published elsewhere before being uploaded to Commons require OTRS permission from the copyright holder. Daphne Lantier 23:49, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Cheikh Ahmed Tidiane Sy Picture

Of course the file can be re-used in other web site and still be a free license picture. If you go to these link you will notice that any of the photo have bee signed or owned. I have a good knowledge of that because it's mine. Thanks to it back please. With regards.

Images that have been published elsewhere before being uploaded to Commons require OTRS permission from the copyright holder. Daphne Lantier 23:50, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

Deletion of File:Sara_FM.png

Thank you for checking File:Sara_FM.png. I've made a request for undeletion and of course i will fix it as soon as possible.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Betimen (talk • contribs) 00:35, 2017 April 22‎ (UTC)
I've responded at COM:UDEL. Daphne Lantier 00:42, 22 April 2017 (UTC)


Is there any way to block this image?, was previously deleted, but the user insists on restoring it.--Philip J Fry (talk) 03:45, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

I've deleted it and warned the user not to re-upload it. If they do, they'll be blocked. Daphne Lantier 04:13, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
Well, it is clear that it will not stop.--Philip J Fry (talk) 05:25, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
Blocked for a week. Daphne Lantier 05:29, 24 April 2017 (UTC)


Hi As I am redesigning the main page of a local Wikipedia I wanted to add the picture if the Day and the media of the day of Commons to the local Wikipedia. How can it be done is there any codes or something so it can be directly linked to the local version of Wikipedia --✝iѵɛɳ२२४०†ลℓк †๏ мэ 11:02, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

I don't know. I would suggest posting at COM:VP and COM:AN. Daphne Lantier 15:48, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Tiven2240, I think the code you need is listed just a short way down the Commons:Picture of the day page. Good luck. Ww2censor (talk) 09:26, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Polo Morin Photo YOU DELETED!!

I took the photo when i saw him, why you say it is copyright?

(talk page stalker) @KarinaMartinez1: That photo was deleted because you took it from Twiiter without permission from the Twitter user. All works created nowadays are automatically protected by copyright by the time of their creation. If you are the same Twitter user there, you have two options: one, state there at Twitter using your Twitter account that you are releasing that photo under a free license (like CC BY-SA-4.0), or two, follow the procedure at OTRS. I would personally prefer the first option, since the latter would take a long time to be processed (weeks or months). Furthermore, please sign your posts with four tildes (~~~~) at the end of your comment. Thanks, Poké95 03:05, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

sent me the link? gosh i took it jajajaajaj --KarinaMartinez1 (talk) 03:12, 24 April 2017 (UTC)KMB Daphne Lantier 04:14, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
Please reconsider given a valid {{PD-self}} submission and difficulty with English per ticket:2017042410003191.   — Jeff G. ツ 13:40, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: I just wonder why we're doing OTRS for a low-quality video still. Why don't they use a decent photo of the guy? As for the block, the warning I gave her is available in Spanish translation. She re-uploaded the copyvio several times. Even with a language barrier, the repeated deletions should've signified that something wasn't right. I have to be fair with blocks. Right now I have no assurance she won't re-upload the image again before OTRS is confirmed. Daphne Lantier 18:26, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
I felt sorry for the newbie uploader, no one would believe the explanations and things got heated, so I found the ticket and processed it. It appears the subject of the video and extracted photo has fans and at least one official photographer, but none that have taken quality pictures have been willing to release one with a license free enough for us, so we get stuck with lesser or no photos. Projects with EDPs fare much better in this regard, but surprisingly, none of this guy's five Wikipedia articles have photos. I hereby confirm that I have a {{PermissionOTRS}} tag ready for that image if and when you choose to undelete it. If the community decides the quality is too low, that's on them (OTRS permissions is about permissions, not file quality or scope). Perhaps the uploader will license the whole video after the cooldown period.   — Jeff G. ツ 23:36, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: What's the title of the file you have OTRS for? Once that's taken care of, I can unblock her since the block was meant to stop her from re-uploading the image. Daphne Lantier 00:27, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
File:PoloMG.jpg   — Jeff G. ツ 00:35, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: I've restored it so you can add the ticket. I've unblocked the uploader. Daphne Lantier 00:40, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
Thank you!   — Jeff G. ツ 01:06, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: And thanks for your help. Daphne Lantier 05:47, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
This is really frustrating. The reason it went to OTRS is because you deleted the photo and explicitly stated that that was what needed to happen. And then you argue against it here based on the quality of the image? That's not cool. But what bothers me even more is that I raised this very concern with you before the user had even reacted to the photo being deleted in the first place, and you stated It's been cropped so the watermarking doesn't show. I couldn't verify it at the time because I didn't have access to the deleted photo, but I can see now that that was simply untrue. That bothers me. As does the fact that you made no attempt to actually reach out to this user beyond a warning template despite being well aware that the user had uploaded the image as “own work” and clearly had access to the original of the video you had claimed was copyvio'ed. To be explicit, I don't think you treated this user fairly. I really hope that you consider how your actions could have aggravated the situation instead of working towards a resolution, and I hope that you treat others users more kindly in the future. Cheers, -- Irn (talk) 13:06, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
@Irn: I'm a new administrator, so I certainly do have a lot to learn. I didn't mean to be unkind to her, and she has my humble apology for my clumsy handling of this case. I will do better with future cases. Daphne Lantier 18:53, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for that response! That's really encouraging. :) Best of luck with your new role! Cheers, -- Irn (talk) 01:32, 26 April 2017 (UTC)


ho visto che hai eliminato le mie immagini per violazione del copyright. sono i simboli dei partiti politici... non so assolutamente che tipo di licenza impostare... --Dosson91 (talk) 14:17, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Dosson91: Per evitare la violazione del copyright, si prega di contattare gli autori di questi simboli di partiti politici OTRS.   — Jeff G. ツ 17:09, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

dovrei chiamare il ministro degli affari esteri del governo italiano per chiedergli del simbolo del suo partito?--Dosson91 (talk) 17:24, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Files like w:File:Fare Tosi logo.jpeg are fair use, which violates COM:FU policy. OTRS permission from the copyright holder/s is needed. Daphne Lantier 18:11, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

8 images with pending OTRS

Dear Daphne,

I need your help. You deleted 10 images that I uploaded to Wiki Commons a few years ago. I believe that 8 of them were deleted by mistake. Here they are:

  1. File:Serguei Netessine.jpg

These files were initially nominated by Yann, I asked him about a possible solution and he recommended me to ask for a permission via OTRS, which I received within 7 days after the nomination. Here you can read our discussion if needed: User_talk:Yann#Missing_permission_instead_of_copyright_violations.

So all these files were released in the public domain by their copyright owners. Please check OTRS pending letters or advice me how to restore the images in a different way. Kind regards, Alexandra Goncharik (talk) 22:47, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

I'm not an OTRS member, so I can't check on the communication you've had with OTRS. Once the OTRS permission is processed and confirmed, an OTRS member can undelete the above images, or request their undeletion. Daphne Lantier 22:52, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
Now I see how it works. Thanks for the info! Regards, Alexandra Goncharik (talk) 23:07, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Thank U

Thanks for unblocking me.--KarinaMartinez1 (talk) 02:18, 25 April 2017 (UTC)Karina

I'm glad we were able to get things figured out so quickly. Take care.   Daphne Lantier 05:45, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

  The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
For cleaning up the mass deleting of flags. Thank you. MechQuester (talk) 16:28, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
  • Thanks, I was happy to help.   Daphne Lantier 18:44, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

When I have the copyright and a stewards breaking the Law ?

Recently some of my files was deleted , Most of them are my creation and I hold the copyright . I think a Wikimedia stewards from my home country Bangladesh is attacking my every move and using his Admin Power to undermine my effort to be do so. I think This stewards is now Politically Motivated and using Wikipedia resources for Business. If someone using the Wikipedia as their tool of personal gain I think its will hamper the global image of Wikipedia .

Wherever the deleted " File:United Bengal.png " was my creation and I released it under Creative commons License . Its can be found in the files meta data also .The File:Anonymous Respect .png is also my creation as i used in my wikipedia user page as my sign . You will find the file is uniquely designed inspired by guy fawkes mask but my design was unique.

If you need anything to prove me that I hold the copyright I will be happy to disclose . Megamindcorp (talk)

(talk page stalker) @Megamindcorp: Please send permissions via OTRS.   — Jeff G. ツ 13:46, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Suppression du fichier File:ParcoursTotal.png

Bonjour, Vous avez supprimé cette carte. Je suis rentré en contact avec celui qui a fait ce parcours (André Brugiroux) et il est triste de voir que son parcours est effacé. Est-ce que s'il obtient l'autorisation du concepteur de la carte, vous pouvez la remettre ou alors il faut uploader un autre fichier ? Je viens de la remettre avec l'adresse suivante File:Brugiroux_Parcours.png mais je peux vous assurer que André Brugiroux a déjà pris contact avec le créateur de la carte Merci --Rochik (talk) 19:07, 26 April 2017 (UTC)Rochik

I deleted this as per Commons:Deletion requests/File:Parcours 1955 - 2003.gif. You may want to ask Thibaut120094 about it since he can explain the issue to you in French. Daphne Lantier 19:12, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

I've put something in the wrong place

Hello. You left me a message, saying that the "Wikicommons already has a topic" or something similar (I apologize for being vague, but now I cannot find the place where this was done; I tried to reply, at the place where you'd posted, and the markup on that "Talk" page didn't include the text which you'd written). I'm sorry, for my mistake, and I want to make sure that I do not repeat it. But it's unclear to me what I did, that was incorrect. It may have something to do with my creation of a "User" page at Wikicommons, because I tried to make one, and now it's been erased. Please pardon my ignorance, but the matter is confusing. Thank you, for your attention to this. Catsmoke (talk) 05:40, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

The basic issue was that you created a long personal webpage that had nothing at all to do with Commons. A few personal details would be fine, but a full bio is very social mediaesque. If you had included details about what areas of Commons you intended to get involved in, or some links to Commons policy, that would be within COM:SCOPE. I might be a bit strict in this area, but we get a large number of people who come to Commons, write up a personal bio or even a CV, and that's it. They never edit again. I try to clean some of this up, and there's lots of it. I would suggest if you create another user page that you focus on what you're here to help with, what areas of Commons you intend to work in, what level of skill you have with photography or image editing, rather than a life story. Daphne Lantier 06:57, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Saasweb / SaaS Web Logo.svg

Hi Daphne, I think there was some kind of misunderstanding regarding your block of User:Saasweb and your deletion of File:SaaS Web Logo.svg. The uploader is in fact a partner organization of the Wikimedia Hackathon (see and was encouraged by the hackathon organizers to register an account and to participate. Please unblock the user and undelete the file or let me know if you prefer a formal request via COM:BP and COM:UNDEL. Thank you and kind regards --Raimund Liebert (WMAT) (talk) 08:42, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Their user page was blatantly promotional: SaaS Web ist eine innovative und agile Managed Hosting Agentur in Karlsruhe. It included some more promotional text like this, plus weblinks. They would need to know that this partnership you speak of isn't a chance for them to advertise their business before I would agree to unblock/undelete. My deletion and block are in line with COM:ADVERT, so I'm not going to reverse my actions at this time. If Commons can have assurance that they're not going to promote their business, I would then agree to unblocking them and restoring their logo. Daphne Lantier 18:32, 27 April 2017 (UTC)


Hi Daphne Lantier I ask for help to prevent it from being permanently eliminated, it is an important source for students from southern Chile.

Hola Daphne Lantier Te pido ayuda para impedir que sea eliminada definitivamente, es una importante fuente para estudiantes del sur de Chile.

La pagina es:

{{subst:aviso promocional|Esteban Guzmán}} 21:53, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

This was deleted as per Commons:Deletion requests/File:Esteban y Vicente 02.jpg. The author recorded in the EXIF is Camila Lasalle. We would need OTRS permission from Camila Lasalle in order to restore this image. Daphne Lantier 22:51, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

Deletion of file


I am not sure to understand what happened with regards to Commons:Deletion requests/File:1996 12 12 Professeur Jean-Claude Badoux President EPFL photo Herzog-LD.JPG. The discussion (in French) was: there is a blanket authorization for this account to upload images from EPFL (and which was missed by the contributor who suggested deleting the image); this authorization is linked from my user page. User:Shev123 seemed to agree and just wrote that an OTRS volunteer should add the corresponding authorization on each image (and I added that I was happy to copy the authorization, but needed someone to add the first one). What was missing ? Best wishes, Mediacom EPFL (talk) 07:07, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

The OTRS ticket I see on your user page simply confirms your identity. It doesn't address your uploads. @Thibaut120094: How do we know that all uploads from this account have proper copyright/permission? Daphne Lantier 07:22, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
The content of the ticket should also confirm that this account is allowed to upload medias from EPFL under a suitable license, no ? At least that's what we organized when sending the email. Mediacom EPFL (talk) 10:15, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) In a word: No. Please send a blanket permission grant to permissions-commons in English or permissions-fr in French via OTRS, including specifications of how you want the attribution to read and how you acquire permissions.   — Jeff G. ツ 14:26, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
Ok. Do you have an example somewhere ? As we were convinced that what we did earlier was enough (leaving the account the flexibility to choose the licence, in particular), I'd like to get it right the second time. And just to be sure: what do you mean by "how we acquire permissions" ? The reason why we own the rights to these pictures ? (in this case, something like "the pictures were made by one of our employees, and as such the institutions own the rights and is allowed to license them ?). Thank you in advance, Mediacom EPFL (talk) 16:10, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) @Mediacom EPFL: Commons:Email templates should get you started, it has further examples linked at the bottom, you could include such declarations for each license you would contemplate using, and you could update the ticket with one or more new declaration(s) as appropriate if and when the need were to arise. Also, "All works we upload were made by employees contractually obligated to assign copyrights to us." would work.   — Jeff G. ツ 19:54, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
For instance:
For works we tag {{cc-by-sa-4.0}}, the following block of text applies:

I hereby affirm that I, Mediacom EPFL, am the creator and/or sole owner of the exclusive copyright of the media work I agree to publish the above-mentioned work under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International. I acknowledge that by doing so I grant anyone the right to use the work, even in a commercial product or otherwise, and to modify it according to their needs, provided that they abide by the terms of the license and any other applicable laws. I am aware that this agreement is not limited to Wikipedia or related sites. I am aware that the copyright holder always retains ownership of the copyright as well as the right to be attributed in accordance with the license chosen. Modifications others make to the work will not be claimed to have been made by the copyright holder. I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement, and that the content may or may not be kept permanently on a Wikimedia project.

Mediacom EPFL 2017-04-28

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  — Jeff G. ツ 20:12, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

"Batch task"

I know that I've had "batch task" as a choice on the sidebar - but it seems to be gone now. Do you have any suggestions how to make it reappear? Thanks!! Ellin Beltz (talk) 22:04, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

@Ellin Beltz: I have "perform batch task" as an option right now on the sidebar. I'm using the latest version of Chrome. I've also tested it with the newest Firefox and it's working with that browser too. I used VFC to do some mass DRs just an hour or two ago and had no issues. Daphne Lantier 22:13, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
It's even stranger, the "delete" button doesn't show when I am on a speedy delete page, and there is no "administrator's backlog" choice in the watchlist. It's as if my admin tools have disappeared. Ellin Beltz (talk) 22:14, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
I just relogged and no difference. It's going to be hard to stay an active admin with no tools. Any ideas? Ellin Beltz (talk) 22:16, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
Have you purged your browser's cache? Have you tried using a different browser? If none of that works, you may want to post about the problem to COM:AN, or talk to any admins you know who're really tech savvy like Steinsplitter or Krd. Daphne Lantier 22:20, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) @Ellin Beltz: "Perform batch task", also known as VFC, documented at Help:VisualFileChange.js, and also known as "AjaxMassDelete" and "AjaxQuickDelete", is JavaScript which is enabled by including MediaWiki:VisualFileChange.js as specified in Help:VisualFileChange.js#Step_0:_How_to_Install. I suggest you fully implement that step,
VisualFileChange is a JavaScript tool. You do not have JavaScript enabled.
, or both.   — Jeff G. ツ 03:38, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Please see Commons:Village_pump#Quick_Delete_links_gone_in_Monobook --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 04:12, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Ya, Jeff G. I've used it for years, it's been installed on my *.js page, and it was up and running until this morning. Thanks Zhuyifei1999, [1] had similar code to what I've had, but provided new code which I've installed it on my .js page and now it seems batch tasks and deletes are back to normal, but it's almost as if [2] is not running because I'm still not seeing "view administrator backlog" on the watchlist. Thanks for the help so far, any other ideas? (And yes on all the browser/cache questions above, did that before asking for help.) Thanks for the suggestion to contact the more tech savvy among us! Ellin Beltz (talk) 04:53, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
@Ellin Beltz: You could use Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/Backlog/category-tracker. Daphne Lantier 05:32, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
@Ellin Beltz: Works for me. Anything in your console? --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 07:42, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

See also Commons:Administrators' noticeboard#Batch_task_not_working, especially the post by Speravir 20:49, 29 April 2017 (UTC).   — Jeff G. ツ 23:48, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Dmitry Moor 1920 Did you volunteer.jpg

Hi Daphne, Since the author died in 1946, I don't understand why this work would not be in the public domain in 2017. I can't find any information why the copyright term would expire in 2021, either in Commons:Copyright rules by territory#Russia and former Soviet Union, or in Commons:Copyright tags#Russia and former Soviet Union, or in Template:PD-Russia. Any idea? Best regards, Yann (talk) 21:21, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

@Yann: My understanding was that the nominator was referring to {{PD-Russia}} #2, which depends on participation in WW2. Maybe {{PD-old-70}} would be OK? I'm not very familiar with Russian copyright, so my closure may have been mistaken. Daphne Lantier 21:53, 30 April 2017 (UTC)
Yes, I understand that was the claim. But why would it expire in 2021, and not in 2019 or in 2022? I will ask on the COM:VPC. Thanks for your message. Regards, Yann (talk) 08:56, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Zemun Polje railway station

[3], [4] Please delete old version these pictures. There are some errors. --Kolega2357 (talk) 01:35, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

  Done Daphne Lantier 01:40, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Thank you very much. --Kolega2357 (talk) 01:41, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Category move request

Hi Daphne, Hope all is well,
When you have a spare 5 mins could you delete Category:Boxpark as author request please (I had moved the category in error), Thanks, –Davey2010Talk 01:57, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

  Done Daphne Lantier 02:00, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Daphne much appreciated :), –Davey2010Talk 02:03, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

help me please

Hello, can you help me .. how i have to prove that i have not reached copyright regarding the pictures i take....--Aelita14 (talk) 04:19, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Why do you upload small files with no metadata? The two images I deleted were small close-up images of beauty pageant winners. It's very difficult to believe that you took these pictures. Usually only professional photographers get close-up images like this, and they work for magazines and important newspapers. You need to either upload full-size original images that you have taken yourself, or you need to have the copyright holders of images you want to upload provide permission through OTRS. So far, all of your uploads have been deleted. You can request undeletion at COM:UDEL, but you will have to convince people who are experienced with copyright violations that the images are yours. I would suggest that you stop uploading images and take the time to either get some of your prior uploads undeleted, or that you upload large original files with EXIF. Any further uploads from you that are deleted as copyright violations will quickly lead to a block of your account. You might want to review COM:CB and COM:L as well. Daphne Lantier 06:57, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Images Deleted would like them to be undeleted

Hi Daphne,

Three of my images (listed below) have been deleted.

Since I do not check this page on a daily basis I was unaware of this and did not have sufficient time to respond. Would like to state that these are my own images and I would not try to pass off someone else's work as my own. I had deliberately reduced the file size to prevent copyright violations and had also used my own watermark '(c) Shivsharan Trasi' on these files. If required I can reupload larger file sizes but that exposes my images to copyright violations. Request you to undelete this files accordingly. Please email me for further clarifications at

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Shivtrasi (talk • contribs) 09:17, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
  Done Restored. Sorry for the hassle. Daphne Lantier 17:21, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Deletion of the picture File:GeschwisterSchollWeg04.jpg

Hi Daphne, first thanks for your work with FrenzelAlexander's and my files. Alexander only uploads his files and has no intention for further work here. Last he uploaded the (I think, worse) File:GeschwisterSchollWeg04.jpg  , but the good File:GeschwisterSchollWeg03.jpg   and File:GeschwisterSchollWeg05.jpg  , too. The object ist the same, the first picture is inferior, and not arty. What is to do to delete the worse picture ("speedy", without big discussion, and before I locate, comment and rename them all)? Thanks for help, I wish you to have a successful day ! --Wilhelm Zimmerling PAR (talk) 11:05, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

  Done I've deleted the first image as a lower quality duplicate of the second one. Daphne Lantier 19:49, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Thanks and a good evening --Wilhelm Zimmerling PAR (talk) 20:17, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi Daphne Thanks for raising the issue with the copyright for the Ho Chi Minh City logo. However, I actually work for the football club and have permission to reproduce the logo for the Wiki article - however, I'm not quite sure how I would prove this. Please advise. Thanks John arneVN (talk) 04:16, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @John arneVN: You could send permission via OTRS.   — Jeff G. ツ 04:21, 3 May 2017 (UTC)


Hi again. You wrote: I have a gadget that closes these requests and readies them for archiving. Daphne Lantier 07:53, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

I don't see such a gadget, but then I'm not an Administrator here.   — Jeff G. ツ 08:11, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

@Jeff G.: Yeah, it's called UdelReqHandler. It's available in Tools for authorized users - you know, us special folks. As for you not being an admin, maybe you should think about changing that one of these days...   Daphne Lantier 08:22, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. Certainly, changing that has crossed my mind multiple times in the nearly ten years since my first attempt crashed and burned, which I suppose was partially due to it being a self-nom. It would certainly help me to breeze through examinations and restorations for OTRS permissions tickets, alleviating your workload.   — Jeff G. ツ 08:40, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
Jeez, that's ancient history there. We need good admins. I could do a decent RFA for you I think, unless you know somebody who's been an admin longer and would rather they do it. I would basically copy my own RFA nomination. INeverCry told me he made sure all of his RFA nominations were short and to the point. Let me know if you want to go for it. It's bed time for me now, so I'll talk to you later. Daphne Lantier 09:07, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, you're the first volunteer. Good night.   — Jeff G. ツ 09:22, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
FYI, INeverCry is on a health-related break, possibly for a year.   — Jeff G. ツ 03:31, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
Jeff G. will surely have my full support. Daphne, hope you are good? Regards. Wikicology (talk) 12:20, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
@Wikicology: That would be great! I expect Daphne is researching the next big adventure. :)   — Jeff G. ツ 01:12, 5 May 2017 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: I hope you're not referring to OTRS. That looks like more of an ordeal than an adventure... Daphne Lantier 05:08, 5 May 2017 (UTC)
I was. At the very least, now you can satisfy your curiosity about permissions tickets. Also you have one new tool in "Tools for authorized users": "PermissionOTRS: Automatically add {{PermissionOTRS}} or {{OTRS received}} to a media file."   — Jeff G. ツ 10:11, 5 May 2017 (UTC)
Daphne, my previous three replies were not clear enough. I humbly accept your offer.   — Jeff G. ツ 12:59, 5 May 2017 (UTC)

Beelden van kunst in een gemeentehuis

Dag Daphne. Onlangs maakte ik foto 's van kunstvoorwerpen in de wachtruimte van het gemeentehuis van Baarn (onder andere Schil_Escher_Foundation_gemeentehuis_Baarn_5.jpg) in de veronderstelling dat een gemeentehuis een openbare ruimte is. 'k Heb er dus al burger zelfs aan meebetaald.. De beelden zijn echt het eigendom van de gemeente. De foto werd dan ook gemaakt met medewerking van de betreffende ambtenaar. De Foundation vertelde me telefonisch hoe de beelden heetten. Nu werd vandaag de foto door u verwijderd. Het is mij niet duidelijk waarom. Als een beeld drie meter buiten de ingang van het gemeentehuis staat lijkt het okee. Is het een OTRS geval? En wie zou dan zo' n email moeten sturen? De gemeente Baarn of in dit geval de Escher Foundation/kunstenaar die de beelden aan de gemeente heeft geschonken? Met vriendelijke groet, Tulp8 (talk) 08:23, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

I deleted this as per Commons:Deletion requests/File:Escher Vogels gemeentehuis Baarn 4a.jpg. I don't speak Dutch and I'm not an OTRS member yet, so you may want to post this at COM:UDEL. Daphne Lantier 08:32, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Kongsberg Miners and deleted picture kongsbergminers.jpg

Hello! Why did you delete the picture File:Kongsberg Miners.jpg from the Norwegian Kongsberg Miners article? I have a written consent from the journalist who took the photo! I can even show you in a screenshot if you want. Can you put the picture back in the article? - Suppeelsker.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Suppeelsker (talk • contribs) 19:37, 4 May 2017 (UTC)
OTRS permission from the copyright holder is needed. Daphne Lantier 19:43, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

Your signature

Hello Daphne. On asking Jeff G., whether he could make his signature smaller and replace a deprecated tag, I noted, that you are affected, too. Hence: In the moment your signature uses the <font> tag, a tag deprecated for almost 18 years now, cf. <font> - HTML (Mozilla Developer Network) and versions timeline in en:HTML. Let me suggest the following:
Instead of your current

  • [[User:Daphne Lantier|<font face="Trebuchet MS" size="2.5" style="color:#002E63"><b>Daphne</b></font>]] [[User talk:Daphne Lantier|<font face="Trebuchet MS" size="2.5" style="color:#002E63"><b>Lantier</b></font>]]

an almost equivalent solution would be

  • <span style="font:bold 93% 'Trebuchet MS',sans-serif">[[User:Daphne Lantier|<span style="color:#002E63">Daphne</span>]] [[User talk:Daphne Lantier|<span style="color:#002E63">Lantier</span>]]</span>

which is even a bit shorter and looks like Daphne Lantier (the latter is not linked here, because we are on your talk page, if I’m not wrong  ). Because “Trebuchet MS” is only available for Windows users I addedsans-serif like you already did here for your talk page. — Speravir – 20:14, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

I've done the replacement here, Meta, and Thanks. Daphne Lantier 20:22, 6 May 2017 (UTC)
  — Speravir – 20:53, 6 May 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

  The Admin's Barnstar
Thanks for the recognition as experienced user.

Have a nice sunday

Clic Clic (talk) 11:04, 7 May 2017 (UTC)

Deutsches Historisches Museum

Hi Daphne. I just noticed that you've deleted a bunch of photos of the courtyard of the Deutsches Historisches Museum. I meant to follow up on these sooner to prevent this happening - please see Commons:Deletion requests/File:Deutsches Historisches Museum 2014-3.jpg, where I used one of my photos as a test case for cropping the images to avoid including the courtyard roof in them. Now that they have been deleted, I can no longer tell which image could have been cropped, so I don't know how to follow up on this now. :-( Any suggestions? Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 00:38, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

@Mike Peel: I've closed the above DR as keep. If you can give me a quick list of other applicable DRs I can check them and restore/crop/hide old revisions as needed. Daphne Lantier 02:32, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! The ones to check and crop as appropriate are those at Commons:Deletion requests/Archive/2017/05/01 that were started by @Gnom, which I think are:
Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 01:05, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
@Mike Peel: I was able to restore and crop a few of these. The others, especially the two series, show too much of the roof or are images of the copyrighted architecture of the interior taken from inside the building. Daphne Lantier 02:19, 9 May 2017 (UTC)
OK, thanks for checking through them and cropping the ones you could! Mike Peel (talk) 11:47, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Drawings by Paule Crampel

In my nomination, I was wondering if the files from Ridpath's history of the world could have a PD-old-70-1923 license. Have you considered that aspect ? Regards. --TwoWings * to talk or not to talk... 09:22, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

PD-1923 would apply, but he died in 1964, so that rules out PD-old-70 since he's from France which uses 70 p.m.a for copyright. I think your nomination was completely correct as far as I can see. Daphne Lantier 18:49, 8 May 2017 (UTC)


Hi, I undeleted the file File:Fabrizio de Miranda.jpg because it was published on itwiki in 2003, while the website published it in 2015 without citing the source. It's a copyvio, but a reverse copyvio :) Cheers! --Ruthven (msg) 10:19, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

@Ruthven: Thanks for the help.   Daphne Lantier 18:51, 8 May 2017 (UTC)


I just want to offer a positive note about that nomination... it was not a bad one, and by all appearances other than the one specific thing that came up he would be an excellent choice. It's just that some else found something that the community considers to be a serious... it's not your fault, however. - Reventtalk 06:11, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

@Revent: Thanks. I really hoped the RFA would go smoothly...   Daphne Lantier 07:57, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

little request

Hello Daphne, i see you often change userrights. could you give the autopatrolled bit to User:Ragnar1904, too? he has already uploaded thousands of photos. Holger1959 (talk) 16:02, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

  Done Daphne Lantier 17:47, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

here's an other one with hundreds good contributions: User:R.kaelcke. Holger1959 (talk) 00:32, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

  Done Daphne Lantier 01:15, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

File tagging File:Abby Weed Grey working on the exhibition "One World Thru Art,” in St. Paul, Minnesota, 1972. New York University Archives.jpg

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Yann (talk) 21:18, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

9X6A3584_(Unsplash).jpg vs. Blue@Lake(byJoshuaEarle).jpg

Concerning File:9X6A3584_(Unsplash).jpg vs. File:Blue@Lake(byJoshuaEarle).jpg, please kindly undo your deletion so that we can keep better filename, better categorization, and older upload; better resolution of the original can trivially be added by upload of new version (which is exactly what I was doing the very second you deleted the file and created the redirect — small world!). -- Tuválkin 18:06, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

@Tuvalkin:   Done Daphne Lantier 18:11, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! -- Tuválkin 18:25, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Deletion of submission.

Hi there, hope all is well. I would like to ask why my file was deleted please? Link [5]

It is a photograph that I have scanned personally and uploaded. I can share the original tiff file if needed. If you could restore the file it wold be appreciated. Many thanks. Kzl55 (talk) 18:56, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Kzl55: Please have the photographer send permission via OTRS, or explain how you hold the copyright.   — Jeff G. ツ 21:08, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
Hi there. The photograph is from the early 1900s and is a Somali work in public domain. The country has no existing intellectual property law as of yet. I should have probably noted that in the details section. Kzl55 (talk) 21:48, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
@Kzl55: I've restored it and fixed the license. Make sure you tag Somali images with {{PD-Somalia}}. Daphne Lantier 22:36, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
It was my fault, was not aware of the tag, many thanks. Kzl55 (talk) 22:46, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Speedy deletion

Hi! I see you've deleted my Greater Serbia picture. Can you please restore it, because I think it can be used about articles about Yugoslav wars. Cheers, Vs6507 20:13, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

@VS6507: I've restored, but I would suggest you use it so it doesn't get deleted again. Even putting it in your own userspace would be a good idea temporarily. Daphne Lantier 22:31, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
I inserted the image in a few related articles. I hope that it's OK now. Vs6507 23:12, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Deletion of my file

Please, explain, why you deleted file uploaded by me witout any explanation and warning? 10:06, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

Who are you, and what is the name of the file you are referring to? Daphne Lantier 18:06, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

May I get an explanation of why the file I uploaded, Chief of Mascara.jpg, was deleted? Due to it's age, I'm sure Benbouzid's description of this photo applies to most of their photos. Especially photos by Félix Jacques-Antoine Moulin (d.1875). I also messaged them twice asking for their permission just to make sure and no response was given. Thank you. Tarook97 (talk) 13:53, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Looks like a mistake on my part. My apologies. I've restored the image. Daphne Lantier 17:54, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
No worries. Should I add or remove any info so the file doesn't get deleted again by other administrators? Tarook97 (talk) 18:02, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
I added the birth and death dates of the author, so it should be OK. Daphne Lantier 18:07, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Closed discussion

Hi, Daphne. I see that you've closed Commons:Deletion requests/File:Eyelid Festoons Examples.jpg because the main listing was already deleted. There are two other photos listed there that still need to be addressed. Would you mind taking care of those? Thanks. CactusWriter (talk) 17:03, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

  Done Daphne Lantier 21:23, 13 May 2017 (UTC)


If You could review the license, please:
Morawski Lech.JPG
Thank You very much.

Artur Andrzej (talk) 19:57, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

  Done Daphne Lantier 21:25, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Шинель-гоголь قصة المعطف.jpg

Please take care about other files mentioned in request. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 01:49, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

Oops!   Done Daphne Lantier 01:52, 14 May 2017 (UTC)



You recently deleted File:Soml inspection armored 1.jpg as a copyright violation without flagging it first, notifying the original uploader (myself), or opening a deletion request. Reason given was a generic "copyright violation" without any elaboration. This image is a Somali work originally produced by a Somali press agency. Somalia has no existing intellectual property law, meaning no Somali works can be protected by copyright if they were first published in Somalia and/or by a Somali entity.

Of course, if the image was published first by a foreign entity or national, it will be protected by that country's copyright law. That's not the case here; I clearly notarized the image indicating the original source as a Somali-language newspaper, with Somali-registered owners and address. If there was some irregularity with the particular image or dispute over its intellectual property, please don't hesitate to fill me in, because otherwise this looks pretty clear cut.

Thanks, --Katangais (talk) 14:47, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

This was tagged as a copyvio by another editor, and that editor should have notified you. The tag claimed the following:

{{copyvio|1=Copyrighted by - copyright note at bottom of page []}}

I do a lot of deletions, so if is a Somali press agency website, then I can restore the image. Your source was "Somaliland press", which is much too vague. You should have given a direct source upon upload. Daphne Lantier 17:47, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

De Gaulle

There is also a cropped version : File:Portrait-officiel-du-General-Charles-de-Gaulle-president-de-la-Republique-francaise (rogné).jpg

I saw it later  . Sorry. Hégésippe | ±Θ± 21:20, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

  Done Daphne Lantier 21:31, 14 May 2017 (UTC)


Hi, when handling a duplicate like this, where the upload is from Unsplash, the original photographer is given in the Unsplash data, but not in the file you are redirecting to; in this case " Free Stock Photos" is obviously not the author or original photographer. It is unlikely that anyone will take the time to recover this information now the uploads have been deleted, but it is valuable for our understanding of the original copyright release to be able to refer to it. Could you please fix this example, and keep that in mind for any other duplicates you are handling, as it is not always the file that has been here the longest that has the most accurate copyright information. Thanks -- (talk) 21:29, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

  Done Fixed. The duplicate processing gadget allows for switching the files around, so it won't be difficult to keep Unsplash files and delete/redirect the older dupes. Daphne Lantier 21:39, 14 May 2017 (UTC)

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Thank you very much for your kind help, really appreciated. Moyanbrenn (talk) 18:09, 16 May 2017 (UTC)


Could You review the license, please? Simply want to use it on Wiki:
Thank You very much.

Artur Andrzej (talk) 12:52, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

  Done Daphne Lantier 18:56, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

Hello I know you deleted my article please I need it for my grade could you please help me with my article just for 2 days please Arianne-Landeta (talk) 15:32, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi Daphne

Could you pleae deliver me a link of "my" origin phoshop file, so i can upload (on your propositon) about uplaoding (diplomatic) file. Thanks: --2001:7E8:D264:5F01:20EE:8F0:DA63:6F06 21:11, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

Please login to your account or provide me with the exact file name. You're editing anonymously, so I can't see what file you're referring to. Daphne Lantier 00:58, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Help to restore a photo, please

Dear Daphne, Can you please help me to add a picture (File: Jason Kouchak.jpg) back to wiki commons? It is Jason Kouchak's own photo, he is the source of the image and has the full license to it, which was taken when he was recording an album in the Abbey Road Studios. Couple of days ago the photo was deleted and we do not understand why. I even amended the photo details to include all relevant information but still it has been deleted. Grateful for your help. Thank you very much Helenakatriina (talk) 21:20, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

The copyright holder should send permission to OTRS. Daphne Lantier 00:59, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Regarding this Mosaic

Hi. I've become pretty inactive here, so haven't kept up with the latest thinking. Trying to decipher what is going on with this page. Saw someone tagged it for speedy with "nonsense", and then you deleted it, then restored it...

The mosaic was a celebration of a pretty important milestone in Commons history, 1M images, and this file was a helper file to keep the mosaic hanging together (if an image was deleted, it would break it unless the deleter or someone else fixed the mosaic's reference to it). I can't quite find out what actually happened... any clues? It's very possible that the mosaic is no longer of interest, or that this file is no longer required to "protect" images it uses... Thanks! ++Lar: t/c 10:40, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

I deleted it after it was tagged for CSD as nonsense. I didn't really know what it was supposed to be, so I deleted it. Someone then posted an undeletion request, so I restored it as per their request at COM:UDEL. Daphne Lantier 16:54, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Deletion question

Hello please don't delet my article for 2 days please I need it to be graded Arianne-Landeta (talk) 15:35, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

I see you have 3 deleted uploads:
These were deleted as per Commons:Deletion requests/File:Chess-316658 960 720.jpg and Commons:Deletion requests/File:Competitie Advantages.png. If you'd like to have them restored, please post a request at COM:UDEL. Daphne Lantier 16:59, 19 May 2017 (UTC)


Why did you delete this picture I uploaded? It's a picture of a simply paper sign in a hotel, that I obviously took myself.,_Thailand.jpg&action=history --AlexanderM (talk) 19:09, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

This was deleted as per COM:DW. Daphne Lantier 19:12, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Uploading photos

Hi Daphne, I cannot upload any photos on my article I have written. May I ask why?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Ptrck.dgzmn (talk • contribs) 02:47, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
In order to upload images, you have to be the photographer/copyright holder or you have to get OTRS permission from the photographer/copyright holder. Daphne Lantier 03:42, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

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File:WikiProject Scouting Indonesia.png

Whoever claimed to be the uploader of File:WikiProject Scouting Indonesia.png was not, I was, and it was a modification of a free design already here on Commons.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 02:02, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Never mind, I now see it was replaced by my request. :) --Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 02:23, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Undeleting File:Teilfolgen – Erklärung der mathematischen Schreibweise.webm

Dear Daphne

you have deleted the file File:Teilfolgen – Erklärung der mathematischen Schreibweise.webm with the reason of a copyright violation today. I guess you made a mistake here. The video Teilfolgen - Mathematische Schreibweise / Beschreibung erklärt is licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0 and can thus be uploaded on Commons. One can find the license in the first frames of the video. The introductory slides states "Lizenz: CC-BY-SA 4.0" and therefore the video has the CC-BY-SA 4.0 license ("Lizenz" is German for "license").

Actually the video has two licenses: The standard youtube license and the CC-BY-SA 4.0. Since CC licenses permit multiple other licenses next to it, this is valid and the recommended solution for uploading CC-BY-SA videos unto Youtube (since the CC-BY-SA license cannot be selected for videos). Because the creator uploaded the video by himself and owns the whole copyright of the video, this is allowed.

Therefore the video can be uploaded with the CC-BY-SA 4.0 license to Commons (when a file has multiple licenses one of them can be selected for redistribution). Can you undelete the video, please?

The Background: I am an author of the German Wikibook project Mathe für Nicht-Freaks which is a textbook for mathematics. We collaborate with MJ Maths who creates some of his videos under a free license for our project.


Stephan Kulla (talk) 18:12, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

All I see at is Standard YouTube License. Daphne Lantier 18:49, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
Ah, it's in the video itself...   Daphne Lantier 19:01, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
@User:Daphne Lantier: Thanks a lot!   -- Stephan Kulla (talk) 20:49, 23 May 2017 (UTC) By the way: Thanks for your work as an administrator on Commons!


... for quick deletion of this file. Maximilian (talk) 19:18, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

Yay! Someone thanks me for a deletion!   Daphne Lantier 19:51, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

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uploader request

Hi Daphne Lantier,

File: Gavilea araucana-CTJ-IMG 7467.jpg. An image from 2016 -- GSD G7? Greatings --Hystrix (talk) 18:32, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

@Hystrix: This was uploaded on May 20, 2017, only 4 days ago [6]. What's the problem? Daphne Lantier 18:37, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
@Hystrix: I see what happened. You were looking at the date the photo was taken, which was in 2016, rather than the upload date. All of these images he's tagging were uploaded less than a week ago, and so qualify for G7. Daphne Lantier 18:55, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
ok, thx --Hystrix (talk) 18:58, 24 May 2017 (UTC)



With the merge of File:Αεροφωτογραφία της ESA ESA375724.jpg could you please add the Greek text from the deleted version to the remaining English version? Thanks -- (talk) 18:45, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

@:   Done Sorry, I missed that. Daphne Lantier 18:49, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Please stop removing my own work and public domain images

Hi Daphne,

I am the owner of all album covers of Scott Tixier such as Brooklyn Bazaar and Cosmic Adventure . You have removed the latest. However it is Public Domain and I am the owner of this work.


— Preceding unsigned comment added by Stockused (talk • contribs) 23:59, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
Please send an email via OTRS providing evidence of your ownership of copyright. Daphne Lantier 00:02, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

deletion of category

Hi, Why did you delete my category? --SuperJew (talk) 09:09, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

You created an empty category and that is routinely deleted. Regards. Wikicology (talk) 13:13, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
@SuperJew: Yes, this was deleted simply because it was empty. Usually, with categories like this, you would wait until you had an image of yours promoted to FP, and then you would start your category with that image. As a rule, you want to always start categories, and even galleries, that are ready to be and will be populated with images at the time of creation. Daphne Lantier 17:53, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

George Tsutakawa sculpture photo

Hi Daphne, did I make some sort of mistake w/ the fair use form for 'George Tsutakawa, Centennial fountain'? As best I recall I used rationales similar to what I've used without problem many times in the past. I was mindful of licensing use of the image of the fountain, not the photo (which I took myself). For what it's worth, Mr. Tsutakawa's son Gerry wrote to thank me for my contributions to the article, and expressed no concern over use of images of his father's work. I would like to include the photo; should I just re-submit it, or wait for further instruction? Thanks for your time,Tomseattle (talk) 23:29, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Hi. Commons doesn't except fair use as per Commons:Fair use. You would have to upload directly to Wikipedia (Wikipedia:Non-free content). Daphne Lantier 23:58, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Change in rights

Thank you, Daphne, for your trust in me. I actually do not consider me that experienced, but on another view already Sokrates knew, that he did not know anything.   — Speravir – 18:49, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

Well, you've only been around for 10 years, so I guess I am taking a chance...   Daphne Lantier 18:59, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

User talk:Barbate44

Earlier you deleted 4 images by this editor but in reviewing their other uploads, at the time I tagged those one, it appears none were previously reviewed and they all appear to come from a selection of different source websites where there is no evidence of them being freely licensed. Several are from facebook pages but it seemed like too much work to individually tag them or even do a batch task deletion nomination. However maybe that is the only way to go but some advise would be appreciated. I had a quick look at several different dated images back to August 2016 which makes around 50 images that all seem to be copyvios. Before that date they seem ok. Thoughts? Ww2censor (talk) 10:07, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

All uploads nuked and user blocked indefinitely as a serial copyvio uploader. Daphne Lantier 19:05, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
One more facebook image left: File:Peña Ranchiles.jpg. Thanks Ww2censor (talk) 23:30, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
  Done Daphne Lantier 23:32, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
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