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File:Michael Paxton.jpg and File:MUFI.jpgEdit

Hi De728631,

I noticed that permission for File:Michael Paxton.jpg is still pending, yet Michael Paxton sent permission about this file in an email with [Ticket#2017091810020227]. Could you check that ticket and affirm the permission or direct me to an admin who is capable of doing that?

Also, I no longer want File:MUFI.jpg to be on Wikimedia Commons. I took and uploaded the photo. Could you delete it for me?

Thanks! Michipedian (talk) 00:30, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

@Michipedian: I'm afraid I cannot check any OTRS tickets. This confidential job is limited to just a few of our volunteers who don't even need to be admins, and I am not one of them. The OTRS email queue has a regular backlog of several weeks, so Michael Paxton image may even get deleted in the meantime because the ticket could not be verified in time. But if that happens, the file will be restored as soon as the OTRS mail gets verified by someone in the team.
As to MUFI.jpg, asking for a deletion of one of your own uploads after ten months is really too much time. We sometimes (!) may delete recently uploaded images upon the uploader's request, but by our standards that time is now over. You released the photograph under an irrevocable licence and it may be useful for educational purposes. Also, the MUFI logo has been released under a free licence, so I'm sorry but: no. De728631 (talk) 17:21, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
OK, not a big deal at all. What about exchanging PNGs for JPEGs? I've uploaded a few PNGs without realizing that they lose definition upon resizing. Michipedian (talk) 17:38, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
PNG vs JPEG is usually irrelevant except when it comes to the quality of thumbnails for complicated images like photographs. If you feel that your PNGs are inferior to a JPEG version, you're welcome to upload a JPEG of the same image as a separate file with the same file name but a different ending (*.jpg). Please see also Commons:File types for more details. De728631 (talk) 17:44, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! Michipedian (talk) 02:18, 26 December 2017 (UTC)


Hi sir, can you please review my last uploads. this is my first time uploading from YouTube and i want to make sure i didn't make any mistake, Thank you.--Mojackjutaily (talk) 15:51, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

I checked one of your uploads from YouTube but it seems that all the others have already been checked by another reviewer Ibrahim.ID. De728631 (talk) 18:44, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
Not all of them, here the one he didn't check, 1 - 2 - 3 - 4. Do i have to ask reviewer to check my work every time i upload?. usually when i upload from Flicker, a bot automatically confirmed if it licensed under the terms.--Mojackjutaily (talk) 00:15, 31 December 2017 (UTC)
If you are uploading from YouTube, it is recommended that you use the {{LicenseReview}} template to have you uploads checked. Generally, when it is obvious that there is a free licence on the source page, you don't need to have your uploads checked, but if you have to click around or search the source website in order to find the licence statement, then it is a good idea to get a review for the upload. De728631 (talk) 15:45, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

Update requests for File:Metrication by year map.svg and File:World metrication.svg.Edit


Can you color all the ex-Soviet states in the same color as Russia (except the Baltic states and Moldova which were annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940 and were metricated in different years and which also need to be colored according to the year of metrication), because they were metricated in 1925 at the same time when they were part of the Soviet Union? Moldova was metricated in 1918 when it became part of Romania which was metricated in 1864, Estonia was metricated in 1929. I have not found the years of metrication for Latvia and Lithuania. Namibia needs to be colored the same as South Africa becasue it was metricated simultaneously with South Africa in 1971 when it was under its administration until 1990. South Sudan which is still missing in both maps needs to be included, and colored the same as Sudan, because it was metricated in 1954 when it was part of Sudan.

Thank you. 01:29, 19 December 2017 (UTC)

I'm sorry but there are so many update request for these maps that they need to be sorted one by one. The best way is to discuss such changes at the file talk page and provide reliable evidence for the year of metrication. De728631 (talk) 18:38, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
Here is a source in Russian which I think is credible and which can be translated by a Google translator:
Taking this source into account, can you color the ex-Soviet states (except Moldova and the Baltic states which were annexed in 1940) the same color as Russia, because the metric system was introduced by a decree of the Council of People’s Commissars of the RSFSR (which included the current ex-Soviet states except Moldova and Baltic states) on Sept. 14, 1918? The RSFSR was renamed the USSR in 1923 and the RSFSR became one of its members as a Union Republic. It was made mandatory for the USSR by a resolution of the Council of People’s Commissars of the USSR on July 21, 1925. And on April 16, 1927 other systems of measurements were prohibited for parallel usage, and the metric system became the sole system of measurement. When the metric reform in the USSR was completed, the Commission was abolished by the Decree of the Council of People's Commissars on March 15, 1928
Sources, let alone credible ones, are very difficult to find for individual countries about this topic. If you don't object, can I continue to request on this, if I manage to find any credible source about individual countries?
Thank you. 00:41, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
I see, thank you for providing the sources. However, this particular map has a very intricate colourbar, and I don't know how to pick the right shade of colour for the respective Baltic countries. I think your request would better be made at Commons:Graphic Lab/Map workshop where there are more experts around. De728631 (talk) 16:14, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

Happy HolidaysEdit

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Fröhliche Weihnachten! Artix Kreiger (talk) 17:32, 24 December 2017 (UTC)


Cany put in the Wikipedia articles the up to date file File:DEC31 World Time Zones.png whose title is not restricted according to a certain year, because many Wikipedia articles are using files that are restricted to a certain year and therefore are obsolete (unless these articles indicate the year of these files).

Here are the files that need to be replaced with the above mentioned file:

The reason I requested this because I live in Turkey, and Wikipedia is completely banned and blocked in Turkey by the Turkish government. If I lived in another country I could have replaced these files myself.

Thank you. 15:49, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

The pictures that are used on any Wikipedia version need to be discussed at that respective Wikipedia before they get replaced. So if a Wikipedia article is using an obsolete image file, it is the local community's task to replace the file. They may even decided not to do this, so I would rather not go ahead and single-handedly replace all these images. De728631 (talk) 15:42, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

Files Deleted, although it was decided to be keptEdit

Hello, could you help me please: a few days ago, all of my pictures have been deleted, although it was decided to be kept:

What went wrong?

Thank you, Claudia

@Sunshine76: Hallo Claudia, so wie es aussieht, wurden diese Bilder nach der Löschdiskussion nicht durch unser OTRS-Email-Team als "freigegeben" markiert. Dementsprechend sind sie nach einer Standardfrist doch gelöscht worden. Ich habe jetzt O.Koslowski kontaktiert, der das Email-Ticket damals bearbeitet hat. De728631 (talk) 15:37, 3 January 2018 (UTC)

Vielen lieben Dank! Ich weiß gar nicht, wen ich aller angeschrieben habe und du bist der einzige, der jetzt hilft! Muss ich dann die Bilder auf der entsprechenden Seite wieder neu verlinken? Noch eine kurze Frage zu Video-Uploads: ich habe in meinem Ticket ganz unten im Text auch gefragt, ob es das richtige Formular ist, das Gert Haussner euch schicken muss für die Freigabe seiner Gitarren-Improviation während eines Konzertes, doch leider habe ich darauf nie eine Antwort erhalten und das Video ist natürlich jetzt auch gelöscht. Genügt auch eine Mail von Gert Haussner, dass er die Veröffentlichung gestattet?

Herzlichen Dank und glg aus Wien, Claudia Sunshine76 (talk) 09:22, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

Hmm, das solltest du besser auf der OTRS-Diskussionseite fragen. Die können dann gleich in dein Ticket reinschauen, und entscheiden, ob und was da noch fehlt. Ich bin zwar Admin, aber die OTRS-Emails kann ich trotzdem nicht einsehen, weil die eine extra hohe Zugriffsberechtigung haben. Beste Grüße zurück, De728631 (talk) 14:43, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
Jetzt habe ich die Frage erst richtig verstanden... Ja, das Email-Formular gilt auch für Videos, wenn Herr Haussner eigene Stücke spielt. Wenn er aber auf Melodien und Texten von anderen Künstlern improvisiert, dann könnte das schwierig werden, weil wir dann auch die Freigabe des Originalkomponisten brauchen. De728631 (talk) 15:08, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
Alles klar, jetzt kenn ich mich aus und herzlichen Dank für Alles! Sunshine76 (talk) 05:52, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

Update for the File:Daylight saving time in Asia.svgEdit


If you know how to edit and update SVG files, could you update the File:Daylight saving time in Asia.svg by coloring the whole of Cyprus in blue (because Northern Cyprus started to use DST again in November, after abolishing it for one year)? Could you also color all the islands of Russia, Japan and the Philippines in orange and all the islands of Indonesia in red (because they have been forgotten and appear in gray)? I don't know how to edit and upload SVG files myself. Source:

Kindest regards.

Maphobbyist (talk) 00:15, 5 January 2018 (UTC)

Done. That map needed a general overhaul anyway, and the recent change in Northern Cyprus now made the entire island a DST zone. De728631 (talk) 16:06, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for your contribution. Maphobbyist (talk) 17:54, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
Hello. Forgive my impertinence, but all the Asian islands of Russia (east to the large Novaya Zemlya archipelago which is considered in Europe) on its north coast still appear in gray and need to be colored in orange. Can you color them please? Kindest regards. Maphobbyist (talk) 22:33, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
No problem, I've fixed this too. Since the continental European part of Russia (and Turkey for that matter) is also coloured I just coloured all the Russian islands. De728631 (talk) 16:53, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. Maphobbyist (talk) 22:36, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
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