User talk:Ellin Beltz

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I noticed the talk page semi-protection - that's a definite sign of an active admin! Keep up the great work!   INeverCry 04:27, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Also, if it makes you feel any better, at least you don't get messages like these. That's this guy... INeverCry 04:31, 31 March 2016 (UTC)
Also, have some tea (if you like it) and I hope you feel better soon! Storkk (talk) 17:23, 2 December 2016 (UTC)
Thankies Storkk! Love tea! Ellin Beltz (talk) 16:13, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

per nomination

Is it normal practice on Commons? delete unique files without explanation on nominations where the only reason for deletion is "OTRS permission is preferable"?--Алый Король (talk) 00:59, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi Алый Король: The link to the file you are questioning needs to be provided as there is no way to find the particulars without it. I looked on your talk page, and did not see any of the recent templates on your page relating to deletions referred to a situation like this. Please advise! Ellin Beltz (talk) 14:31, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
This one. --Алый Король (talk) 06:19, 25 March 2017 (UTC)
Hi Алый Король: That image had no permission from the creator whose name and website were given. Commons needs permission from the actual creator, and does so through the COM:OTRS process. So to answer your question specifically about this file, "Yes, it is normal practice on Commons to remove files which do not have permission - via the upload template for 'own work' or via COM:OTRS from the photographer/creator if not the uploader." Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 22:37, 25 March 2017 (UTC)

NASA's Swift Satellite Captures Asteroid 2005 YU55 Flyby (video) (6333653934).jpg

Can you reconsider your decision? This video frame is not "the best shot", it was grabbed automatically from the "NASA ASTROPHYSICS" trailer, which is everywhere the same in this series. The image shows not the 2005 YU55 flyby and is therefore confusing and superfluous. Thank you --Ras67 (talk) 13:44, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi Ras67: Certainly I will reconsider, but your nomination read "I see new educational value in this particular video frame, i've uploaded the whole video!" Therefore if there is "new educational value in this particular video frame" it's within COM:SCOPE and should be kept. If there is a "best shot" or a "better name" let's work to fix it, but there's no reason to remove educational images from the project. Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 14:29, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
There is no new educational value, it's a meaningless trailer image. Should we overwrite it with a "true" screenshot of 2005 YU55? But this is against COM:OVERWRITE. Greetings --Ras67 (talk) 16:18, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
Hi Ras67: If you upload a better one as a new file and then set out your reasoning in a new deletion request for the old one COM:OVERWRITE would not be at issue. Ellin Beltz (talk) 17:04, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

A W Lawrence

Hi. Can you or someone explain to me why the file File:Youth-lawrence-cambridge.jpg was deleted as a copyright violation from the A. W. Lawrence article I started, please? I took the photo myself some years ago and did not get a courtesy message to say it was being considered for deletion. I don't know in what way it was a copyvio as I took it myself and I cannot find a copy on my hard drive and don't want to have to drive all the way over to Cambridge to take it again. Thanks. Jack1956 (talk) 20:29, 26 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi ArchiverBot : The image came from where it is marked "non-commercial" which is incompatible with Commons Licenses. You can send the easy email to COM:OTRS and those editors can restore the file when the licensing issue is settled. That'll save you the drive! The lack of notification occurred because you uploaded it to Wikipedia, but it became delinked from your name when it was moved to Commons by a bot! So sorry about that, but the system is unfortunately not set up to do that! In any case your easiest solution is through COM:OTRS. Cheers! Ellin Beltz (talk) 22:03, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
Thanks... I've sent them an email but I'm resigned to having to take it again. Jack1956 (talk) 23:34, 26 March 2017 (UTC)
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