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Hi! I have a hard time with the license. Can you check if it is ok now? I still have the message that permission is not sufficient. I'm the author of the picture. User: Dreamdan Thanks!

oscar quiñones pictures deletionEdit

about oscar quiñones, ameriformas picturesEdit

Dear filbo, I'm oscar quiñones daughter, I own those pictures, landascapes, sculptures, etc. are in my home and nor for sale. Most of those images were published in newspapers since 1950 to 1987. The movie pictures were also published in news papers in 1950 and are pictures themselves. Those are not scaned from newspapers in fact none of them. Now I try to fix the date of publication but I can't I presume my wiki skils are not good enough. Could u help me please?

--mlqu 21:06, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

Image:David of lelov.jpgEdit

soory, I don't speak english.

התמונה שהעליתי לשיתוף לקוחה מויקיפדיה הפולנית, ואינני מבין למה היא הוסרה. בויקיפדיה הפולנית היא משוחררת-זכויות, ואני רק העברתי אותה לויקישיתוף, כדי שיוכלו להשתמש בה גם בויקיפדיות בשפות אחרות. תוכל להעלות את התמונה חזרה, מתוך [1]?

thanks, Benishechad 08:55, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Abuot: Image:Gas sizes.jpgEdit

Because the file name is wrong, I hoped deletes it. New Image:Gas planet size comparisons.jpg. Thank you the reminder. --Xmas(talk) 08:04, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Template:No tag message whitetemplateEdit

If you want, I can give you a french translation of that file. Contact me here --Acer11 13:15, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Visto che sei italiano... Ecco la traduzione mia :
La description et/ou la licence de ce fichier pose une difficulté. Vous n'avez ajouté à la description de l'image qu'un Template (gabarit de présentation) qui n'est pas une licence. Même si ce Template fournit d'utiles informations complémentaires, il ne représente pas une licence valide. Pourrais-tu s'il te plaît résoudre la difficulté en ajoutant la licence pour l'image indiquée dans le titre ? Tu peux modifier la description de la page et en changer le texte. Télécharger une nouvelle version du fichier ne changera pas sa description. Cette page pourrait de donner des idées concernant les informations qui manquent. Merci.
Per il titolo, ti suggerisco : “Template:template à compléter/fr” invece di reprodurre il titolo inglese (da buon francezotto, l'inglese fa schifo... scherzando però !)
Come puoi verificare, ho cambiato pure la traduzione italiana, da verificare ovviamente. --Acer11 16:50, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

My imagesEdit

Hi, please check my recent images (last 3). I just want to know the licence & other formalities are ok? I am going to upload more images (after the result of these) to make quality encyclopedia articles. I'm a en.wikipedia editor. Thanks --Avineshjose 06:05, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Could you please help me to resove SGK_zerogravity.jpeg & other images which I uploaded also. As I do not hav e much time, pls co-operate & help the image to stay, pl don't delete. I've provided all info I can. thanks. --avinj 11:11, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

File:Phil Mickelson.jpgEdit

This picture is from The owner of that website has given me permission to use his pictures, provided I add their name, which I did. I added the ticket number, that should be enough, yes? Pvt pauline 06:44, 19 February 2008 (UTC)


I cant see no copyright problem with my picture - Image:Zahn 34 Anomalie.JPG. It is public domain, so what is the problem? --Werneuchen 12:41, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Sims Reeves' autobiography.jpgEdit

Hi, thanks for your message. I was a bit puzzled what to licence this as - a book cover with photo (litho'd) incorporated in a printed design, all one, from 1888 and scanned by me in 2008! Odd combination. I have chosen PD-UK-unknown as the book doesn't say who the designer was, though the publisher's name is given in the details grid. Publisher English, printer German. Otherwise I suppose maybe PD-self as I scanned it? A word of advice from you on such examples would be appreciated (much)! Thanks, if this isn't enough please let me know. Dr Steven Plunkett 03:30, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

Oscar QuiñonesEdit

Hi thanks a million for answering, I am affraid I don't understand anything about you mean. Only I can said that thos pictures were published more than 20 years or more ago. I tried to find the way to change te data of those files but I couldn't. I attached 3 new pictures that were published so long ago. Are they data ok? Did I mistake again?

I'll thank your help --mlqu 22:17, 20 February 2008 (UTC)


Dear Filnik, I have received a message that there is something wrong with the licence of my picture. However, I don't know how to manage this problem. How can I edit the licence of the picture? Can I do this after having uploaded the picture? - And one more question: First I have uploaded my pictures on the german wikipedia with the same filename. How can I distinguish between the german file and the common file when I want to place it in an article? Thank you, best regards Rüdiger.

This procedure is driving me crazy...! I wanted to import a picture that I took (so, that makes me the owner, the copyright holder, etc..) and I keep getting messages to the effect that there is a problem, but the message does not state clearly what the problem is and what solutions are available. Instead, I am directed to an endless string of links, and cannot connect directly with whoever rules this thing. Can I get help? Can someone contact me at <email> so we can have a person-to-person discussion? Sorry if I sound frustrated, it's because I am. This whole process is supposed to be democratic, and not only for the enjoyment of technological wizards. Thank you very much, merci beaucoup, muchas gracías, grazie tante, tack så mycket, etc. etc.


Hi Filnik, I have problems with permissions. I took photos of the original orders File:Original Aktivist 080221.jpg, File:Original Jungaktivist.jpg and File:Original Verdienter Eisenbahner.jpg of the former GDR and gave "CC-BY-SA" as permission. What is wrong? What do I have to do to give these images to the common?--Daag 17:47, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

I forgot the braces for {{CC-BY-SA}} Are the images correct now?--Daag 18:27, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Difficulties in adding license information after uploading imageEdit

Your 'bot contacted me after I had uploaded Image:Green-McAdoo-ClintonTN-enhanced.jpg with a description but no license information. This was a modification of another user's image. I skipped the license step in the initial upload because I wanted to go back to the original image to check its license type. I discovered that once the file was uploaded, I could no longer access the pull-down menu of license types, and I could not find documentation in the Commons Help area on how to add a license after an image was uploaded. Your 'bot might have less work if this basic step were not so mysterious. --Orlady 18:05, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

Un piccolo ajuto, pregoEdit

A VALID license, e quella mentione essatamente ? Quando scrivo "PD-self" il vostro bot mi risponde "This is not a valid license"... Grazie, --Spiridon MANOLIU 09:56, 25 February 2008 (UTC) (del'Wiki francese)

Some help neededEdit

Hi - it s quite obviosu I need some help as it seems all my photos are filed for speedy deletion althoug I have tagged them with a description and licence ...or did nt I? ~~Abecaglia~~

Re: File:Image-Abbaye de Charlieu - Ruines Eglise.jpgEdit


I have wrote in the comment that the name of the picture was a mistake and I want it to be deleted.

Sincerly. Odejea 21:53, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

Image:E.F.Paranagua a Curitiba - 1879.jpgEdit

Dear ... The photo has almost 130 years ... Is in public domain ... --Meloaraujo 02:05, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

imagem MeddleEdit

The policy of the use of images of you are stupid and idiots. These images are free and loose and could be used! HFAA 16:31, 28 February 2008 (UTC)


my last two uploads are mistakes. How do i tag them for speedy deletion. Thanks.Mikereichold 16:50, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Never mind. Uploaded over them. Cheers, Mikereichold 17:00, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks.Mikereichold 23:02, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Bot message typoEdit

Hi, in the message the bot leaves...

Please note that if you won't provide a valid license in 7 days your image will be delated...

"deleted" is spelled wrong. ALTON .ıl 22:55, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Re: Image:Great Neck Station - South Elevator Shaft.jpgEdit

Sorry, I thought I put the copyright tag in there. ----DanTD 14:45, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

notification received even after adding licensing infoEdit

Hi Filnik.

I received a notification from Filbot about insufficient licensing info on some images I had uploaded. I added the required info but I am still getting the notification. Also, I dont understand what is meant by

It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful informations about the image, it's not a valid license.

What does it mean "only a template"? I selected a license from the pop down menu.

The images can be found on my contributions page:


I don't really understandEdit

Hi Filnik

I don't quite understand the copyright "things" of the image files to upload them , so this time I wanted to use and image is in english Wikipedia ( in the Spanish Wikipedia, so what better than to upload it on WikiCommons? I thought. And then I found out it does not have the right licence. I just copied EVERYTHING is written in the english project and pasted it in the Wiki Commons just in case. But apparentely there's something wrong... The image is there since November 2004, but probably the requirements for Wiki Commons are different from Wikipedias or soemthing... Can you please explain why is that? Thank you! --Supernova 19:51, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

  • Hey! Thank you! I finally understand! last time I tried to upload a Logo to Commons and I couldn't because of that. I should upload it directly to the Wikipedia then.

Now, by any chance, do you know if it is possible to show an image from the english Wikipedia in the Spanish Wikipedia or viceversa? So I don't have to upload it in both projects...

Thanks again!--Supernova 15:20, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Screen error net-safety.gifEdit

Hi. Filbot incorrectly labeled an image of mine as a violation and deleted it. Is there any way to get it back. And can you please clarify what needs to be done to upload sth mine like a screenshot e.g.? Thanks. --PropagoRealitas 09:46, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:Erythronium grandiflorum prairie.jpgEdit

Hello, I received a message from your bot that say that the picture has no good license. Or these license are allowed. It comes from Flickr and the license is CC-BY-SA. So what's the problem ??? Is your bot tired ? Or, have I got forgot something?? --Sylfred1977 Sylfred1977 10:30, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

Oups, It was me. Sorry, i'm more tired than your bot... I have add the license... Merci ! --Sylfred1977 Sylfred1977 10:40, 2 March 2008 (UTC)

BOT bug?Edit

Hi Filnik, master of FilBot. Your bot is busy putting notes about licences of my pictures on my page. They all have Permission=Cc-by-sa-3.0 in the description part as it was requested during upload. I can't see the problem. Wondering, AxelStrauss 16:44, 4 March 2008 (UTC)


Hello, mi nickname is marcelo campos. Your bot sent me two messages about regarding a description in two images I have added. I thought I could possibly add new images without problems, specially about certain landscapes in may country, Argentina. I thought I had understood the steps I had to cover to do it, but apparently I didn't get it completely.

I have been editing in Wikipedia for one year, and I have added 200 articles, but I could do it, because instructions in Wikipedia are simple, not restrictive, and are redacted in every language, including mine. Now I find that adding files to Commons is not that simple: the instructions ar not very clear for people without experience in technical language, the restrictions are very severe, and most of the instructions are in english. As you can see, I can write some lines in an intermediate level of english, but I don't understand technical instrucitons.

If I don't find help or instructions in my language, I will probably quit addings files to Commons. It's a pity, because probably much more people is keeping out of this interesting project because of this kind of problem.

Evidently, I can't solve the problem with the two images, so soon the y will be erased.

Thanks anyway, marcelo campos.

Well, it seems that my almost random reaction was right. I guess I've learned something. Ok then, let's go on adding files. Thank you for messages. --Marcelo campos 15:22, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Picture licenseEdit

Hey there, I have some problems to verify the right license and tag for my two picture which has been already deleted. The copyright of these images belong to a band which I'm writing a wikipedia article for. They allowed me to use these images for the article (the allowed me to set up the article, as well). My question is now... which license do I have to include for the pics and what is the right tag? I hope you can help me and did this request properly. Best wishes Bergischer Löwe

Ciao! Please delete my image - Nightmare Industries.jpg, 'cause this image have not licence and just test.

Geneviève DantzigEdit

I'm sorry for this error but please, tell me what license I've to take. I use friend's photos and she gave me a writed license for all of them, so there is no matter with legality. I'm waiting for your answer, Thanks, Dantzig 11:06, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

ESA Copyrights addedEdit

Hi, regarding the image "Image:ATV.jpg", ESA has clear copyright rules which allows usage of image for non-commercial and educational purposes. The Copyright tag was added to the image. Hope it resolves the problem. Aliazimi 17:24, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

It does. Thank you for fixing that. :) Compwhiz II(Talk)(Contribs) 22:07, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Lancashire United imagesEdit

Can you tell me how to resolve the image problems left for me on my talk-page please? Thankyou, Lradrama 14:37, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Thankyou very much for your help, I've added the tags. :-) Lradrama 13:42, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

how do i edit the licensing informationEdit

if this is my own file, and I have crated, i have taken the picture, and I have allowed the pix to be useed whereever, what seems to be the problem? what other licensing do I have to place...

I got your explanation; Thank you!


Hi. Your bot is asking me to indicate the licence on this image. I'm utterly confused as to how to do that. I thought I had already, and I'm not sure what else to add. Aridd 15:36, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Thank you! Aridd 18:17, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Image Chubbennaitor centre.pngEdit

How do you add the licensing for the image. I forgot to add licensing. Chubbennaitor 19:55, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Bot tagged me I need advice transferring between wikis pleaseEdit

Hi, the bot tagged me on File:TAITO.png. I need to transfer this file from en.wikipedia for use on simple.wikipedia as simply using the image:name was not working. I figure the file is uploaded to en.wikipedia directly. there is no author info with it there. Any advice transferring? RTG 23:59, 16 March 2008 (UTC)


Filbot mi aveva segnalato una licenza mancante, l'ho aggiunta :-) Buon lavoro! -- Jaakko 22:30, 18 March 2008 (UTC)


Ciao. Dovresti per favore ripristinare Image:Marco Cornini.jpg perché è arrivata l'autorizzazione via OTRS per il rilascio sotto licenza CC-BY-SA-2.5 (Ticket#2008030910009437) Grazie--Trixt 00:51, 19 March 2008 (UTC) P.S. nel messaggio iniziale hai scritto copyviol, ma in realtà si scrive copyvio ;P

Mi sono espresso male: intendevo il messaggio in testa a questa pagina :) --Trixt 22:56, 19 March 2008 (UTC)


Hi, please can you delete this image: Image:Sulfid antimoničný.png? I made it but there is a wrong information on it and I must make a new picture for this sulphuretted. Thank you very much. --Izmaelt 15:23, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

  Done. i.v. abf /talk to me/ 16:00, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:Alpine texas.jpgEdit

Can you tell me how to resolve the image problems left for me on my talk-page please? Thankyou Gary Dee 20:38, 19 March 2008 (UTC)


Ciao. Potresti cancellare Image:Falange macedone.jpg? L'ho cancellata da come unverified (si vede che è presa da un libro ma alla richiesta di precisazioni non ha risposto, sarà stato il classico "ho fatto io la scansione"). Grazie--Trixt 03:47, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the introEdit

Filnik, Just want to say thanks for adding the introductory page on my talk, i appreciate the offer of help. Since you were so kind wondering whether you can help me with a question. Is it possible that we can delete our photos once we have uploaded them? Just asking thats all, say the pic we took didn't turn out that well etc. Thanks again Roadrunnerz45 06:06, 20 March 2008 (UTC)

Typhoon TinaEdit

i don't know how to make it visible on the page!!! Joan97 22:00, 20 March 2008 (UTC)Joan97

unlicensed imagesEdit

Hello ! I decided to remove all informations about Image:Platter lift with someone riding it.jpeg to let it automatically removed (the filename was wrong). I'm affraid that I can be banned for this... What is the right procedure to delete a wrongly named file ? Manuco


is i Image:Mahis Khadre 2.jpg ok like this !!!! i am the one who toke the Photo and i want to release all its rights !!!--Jordan123 19:17, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

Lizenz: BilderEdit


Ich habe diese drei Bilder geuploadet...

PC-21 in Mollis.jpg Image:PC-21 in Mollis.jpg

Kloentalersee glarus.jpg Image:Kloentalersee glarus.jpg

Pelikan Dählhölzli.jpg Image:Pelikan Dählhölzli.jpg

Ich weiss nicht genau, wie und wo ich eine Lizenz hinzufügen kann.

Alle drei Bilder habe ich selber fotografiert.

Können Sie mir vielleicht helfen wie ich die Bilder richtig lizenzieren kann?

Gruss hb-mfb


Hello,I'm sorry,but I dind´t understand what you write.I'm Brazilian.


Ok,thanks--Marote001 01:06, 24 March 2008 (UTC)


-->here. Regards, abf /talk to me/ 07:41, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

sorry for not licencing Image:Villapadierna por Mampaso (1986).jpg I hope it is already solved thanks, teralonso

sorry from TeralonsoEdit

sorry for not licencing Image:Villapadierna por Mampaso (1986).jpg I hope it is already solved thanks, teralonso

Image:Wikibooks simple books 3.pngEdit

Ciao Filnik! Complimento per il tuo Filbot: si è accorto che l'immagine in oggetto mancava di licenza. Però non posso metterla, per il momento, perché è un'ipotesi di logo per Wikibooks (discussione in corso su Meta) e, se verrà scelto come logo, vi sarà apposto il copyright da parte di WMF (quindi, adesso non posso apporvi nessuna licenza. Ciao. --Raminus (talk) 17:48, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Ho visto che se non ci metto nessuna licenza viene cancellato, e dunque ho messo un (non proprio corretto, ma meglio di prima, e in analogia ad altri loghi proposti) tag {{CopyrightByWikimedia}}. --Raminus (talk) 17:50, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Re: magdi allamEdit

I tried to follow the licensing rules but I have to admit this is the most confusing explanation that I have ever encountered. What I'm trying to do is very simple: I found the photographer of this picture on Flickr and he sent me an email granting GNU permission to post it on Wikimedia Commons. And despite all the explanations on the website, I guess I did something wrong, although I have not figured out exactly what. The automated bot does not explain what I need to do. Can you provide a clear step-by-step explanation? Thanks, SelfEvidentTruths 21:15, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Hi. your filbot is leaving comments about Image:Location of Daska.png and Image:Location of Sialkot.png on my talk page if u can elaborate what should i do. i can't understand what information is missing.-- 04:31, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

Artikel Sinti in der deutschen WPEdit

Die drei Abbildungen, die ich euch zugeführt habe, stammen aus dem 17. Jahrhundert, was offensichtlich ist. Ein copyright dürfte demnach kaum bestehen. Wo ist das Problem?-- 09:22, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

Ich kann dir nicht helfen, kannst du mir deine Nickname sagen, bitte? Danke, --Filnik\b[Rr]ock\b!? 12:50, 27 March 2008 (UTC)


Hallo! You in meta is Dongodong no? jaja, Bye!--Enzaiklopedia 12:32, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

To pardon, it is that dungodung in Meta, a signature uses in the one that it puts filip or filink or slightly this way, then I have thought it--Enzaiklopedia 13:08, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

Ok scuse me. Bye!--Enzaiklopedia 20:41, 28 March 2008 (UTC)


日本語デ記サレタシ。--上野彦馬 13:06, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:Forsmark Kraftwerk.JPGEdit

I hope the problem with the picture "Forsmark Kraftwerk.JPG" is solved.

Greeting Dennis140 22:48, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

need some help here!!Edit

the system keeps telling me, that my image doesn't have cresdits nor copyrights specified, but it does. i don't know what's wrong. please help. the image is:

my user name is: Htownrespect

Permission in italianEdit

Hi i was wondering if you could take a look att the following permission on it:Wikipedia:Autorizzazioni_ottenute/Stemmi, not great at italian but it seems to me as though there is no explicit statement (similar to in Commons:Email templates) allowing commersial use and derivative works. Just wondering because I se a lot of links to this permission and if it's ok it would probably be better to register it with OTRS to avoid haveing more people like me doubting it. /Lokal_Profil 19:40, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

Image:Photo of Joe Machine by Charles Thomson.jpgEdit

It said it was GFDL on the page. I just forgot to put the GFDL notice on there, so it seems a bit much to delete it just because of that. 20:59, 29 March 2008 (UTC)


Ciao, me ne sono accorto ora del tuo messaggio su wikimedia. Disturbo? Ma assolutamente, hai fatto bene, è bene chiarire, e sono contento che avete accettato l'immagine. Grazie. --ninetto 07:21, 30 March 2008 (UTC)


Hi!. Im sorry, I dont understand what the problem is. I took that picture with my camera. It doesnt need any license does it? Have I done something wrong? Thanks! --Fersaguier 01:29, 31 March 2008 (UTC)


Sorry for the trouble Filnik. I haven't submitted anything in quite awhile, so I am a little out of practice. I got the copyright permission on my submitted photo fixed. Please check it to make sure that everything is in proper order now. Thank You Ima_learner


I am sorry to take up your time with such a basic question, but I cannot at all see what I am supposed to do in order to post a photograph of someone else's work. I sent a letter of permission to; they acknowledged receipt. I receive notice, however, that I have only a template on the page (What page? I see no page.), and the picture has been removed. Am I supposed to copy and paste some thing into a new page? What? I am sure this information is somewhere, but I have spent quite some time now looking, and am more confused than when I started. Thank you. --Bmagilavy 19:12, 17 April 2008 (UTC) ...Perhaps there is something I am supposed to do to get a signature and time stamp. At any rate, I am Beryl Magilavy and it is 9:10 p.m. in Paris. Thank you for your time.

Image:Tachikawa Ki-9.jpgEdit

You placed a warning tag on this image stating that permission was required from the author - as the image is under the PD-Japan-oldphoto license (i.e. a Public Domain license), why is this??Nigel Ish 22:32, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

licenzaEdit mi piacerebbe capire il tipo di licenza che queste immagini possiedono e come posso dare questo tipo di licenza ai file da me caricati, dato che mi sembra che non sia possibile farlo. Jangofett102


Hi Filnik, I had uploaded the above image last night on commons, actually I was in a hurry as I was replying another user, so couldn't upload it properly with all the details. I have though corrected licensing and other details for the Image. However, you had left a deletion warning on the image page. What will happen to it, will it be automatically ignored or do I have to delete the template from the page as I have updated the licencing info? --Dsvyas 09:29, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Image:TV users.pngEdit

Hi there, I have created the map myself and I have added the license, sorry for any distruptions, just forgot to add it. Moshin 21:02, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Image:Laxmaneshwer temple.jpgEdit

I have taken all these photos myself. Hope this time I have written the correct license. Sorry for any trouble.--Ashwini Kesharwani 21:48, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Image:Lucia post.jpgEdit

Hi, your bot reports a problem, but I do not see what it is. The image has been licensed. Please advise! Thanks. Gill110951 13:59, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the fixes! You move me a little way up the learning curveGill110951 06:32, 9 April 2008 (UTC)


Hi, today my bot (sz-iwbot) suddenly don't work. ( see:

Checked for running processes. 2 processes currently running, including the curr
ent process.
Retrieving the latest 80 files for checking...
           >> Loaded the real-time page... <<
Waiting for 30 seconds, 08 April 2008 14:12:24 (UTC)
           >> Loaded the real-time page... <<
Waiting for 30 seconds, 08 April 2008 14:13:18 (UTC)
           >> Loaded the real-time page... <<
Waiting for 30 seconds, 08 April 2008 14:14:07 (UTC)
           >> Loaded the real-time page... <<
Waiting for 30 seconds, 08 April 2008 14:14:55 (UTC)

Your bot a similar problem? --Shizhao 14:22, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Image:Austriazismus 07.jpgEdit

Dear Filnik, your Bot added a trouble-shoting message concerning the image Austriazismus 07.jpg

I already chose the desired licence tag twice and your bot still keeps complaining. As far as I can evaluate the situation, I do not know what the problem is.

The photo was shot by myself, with my camera, there are no company logos or persons or anything else pictured, that might be a problem. I published it under the cc-by-sa-3.0 licence, that means Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 Unported.

The idea behind the image is, that it shows the use of typically austrian vocabulary in contrast to the Standard German used in Germany and it is supposed the be part of the article in the German Wikipedia concerning the Austrian Standard German. Please tell me, what I should do to resolve the problem. Thanks in advance. --El bes 10:18, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

From Spiridon ManoliuEdit

Please see a little bit my pictures in Commons and your Filbot: each time when I introduce an image, drived ou scanned by myself, in PD self with free GFDL license & Creative Commons CC-BY-3.0, your Fibot think than it seems to have a problem, and sometimes, it delete my images.

Merci beaucoup.

--Spiridon MANOLIU 15:12, 11 April 2008 (UTC)


Qualcuno sta sostituendo alcuni stemmi (ad esempio Blason_ville_fr_Villespy_(Aude).svg e Blason_famille_Noailles.svg) con altro stemma (Gules_a_bend_or.svg) solo perché ha la stessa blasonatura e, quindi, lo stesso disegno (di rosso, alla banda d'oro). Tutto ciò può sembrare molto logico e funzionale ma, in realtà, servirà solo a rendere impossibile a chi ricerca l'immagine degli stemmi delle città di Villespy e di Noailles di trovarli. Non sarà infatti possibile fare una ricerca per nome di file e non sarà possibile nemmeno cercare per categoria (Coats of arms of cities in Aude e Coats of arms of cities in Corrèze rispettivamente) perché chi ha fatto la sostituzione ha linkato Gules_a_bend_or.svg con entrambe le categorie, ma ora non compare più il nome della città, ovviamente. A questo punto l'unico modo per trovare lo stemma di Noailles è quello di cominciare a girare per le varie wiki finché se ne trova una che riporti quello stemma. Tieni conto che per molto tempo la wiki francese non ha riportato gli stemmi civici negli articoli delle città, ma solo negli armoriali. Chi non conosce il sistema è bloccato. Avevo già cercato di far capire aun altro amministratore che in araldica il disegno è solo una parte del problema, il nome è altrettanto importante, ma mi pare che il concetto non sia stato acquisito. Ripeto: ciò che è ovvio e logico nella gestione dei dati e dei database (e lo dico come persona che ha utilizzato i database relazionali per gli oltre trent'anni della sua vita lavorativa) non lo è altrettanto in araldica (e probabilmente in altre 50 discipline che non conosco e su cui non mi pronuncio). Ti chiedo dunque di voler valutare il problema e portarlo all'attenzione degli amministratori di Commons prima che gran parte delle informazioni araldiche oggi presenti vada definitivamente perduto in nome di una presunta maggiore efficienza. Scusa per la lunghezza ma non mi è facile sintetizzare meglio il problema. Ciao e grazie. Massimop 21:49, 11 April 2008 (UTC)


I don`t understand what is wrong with my pictures "Orotava Calvario 02jpg" and "Orotava Cementerio 04.jpg" --Koppchen 21:06, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

Image:Stryj coa XVI XVIII.pngEdit

I don`t understand what is wrong with this image and why I got notified Ilyaroz 00:16, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Image licenseEdit

Hi Filnik, Im sorry, I didint understand what was what you added to the picture??

I took it with my camera, so I dont know what other license i should add..

Am I on the right track now?

Thanks very much --Fersaguier 14:11, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:Kodak Theatre View.jpgEdit

Hello Filnik. I attached a file that has been declared by the user to be public domain and has not been a problem for the English Wiki. So, if I had cited the user ID of the author and if this file is OK with the administrators of the English site and the file is PD, what prohibits me to copy it to the Commons? I may not understand much, but I know the definition of public... means fair use for ANYone. Or am I a wrong? and regarding Image:New-definition-of-hang-over-at-Kodak-t.JPG - it is a picture that I personally took and decalred it to be PD. Whaty more is needed to satisfy the public. I live in LA, drove to Kodak, took the picture... It is my file, I made it PD available... Aceofhearts1968 07:09, 18 April 2008 (UTC) PS. From what I read above it seems that you have a chronic problem... with personal files... :-)

I'm trying to choose a license for images that I have uploaded in wiki commons but I don't see any link on the image page that allows me to edit it and choose a license. Please advise how to proceed.--Jajogluck 06:46, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

bonjour, je suis le titulaire de la licence pour la photo BERTRAND DAZIN.jpg, aurais-je du mettre Template:GLDF-self que dois-je faire d'autre? merci Rodolphe Carissimo 20:04, 22 April 2008 (UTC)Rodolphe Carissimo~ 22/04/2008

Message about 3 picturesEdit

Hi you said that there is a problem with those 3 pictures :

Image:Mf logo.jpg , Image:Mf tube.jpg and Image:Mf sous bois 3.jpg

you said I didn't have the the valid License...

Before loading those picture, I asked the site where I took them if I could use them on Wikipedia.

This is what they reply me (sorry it's in french):

"Pas de problèmes, tu peux prendre des photos.


From: K- Jtan [2] Sent: 14 avril 2008 21:00 To: Subject: Site Mont Farlagne

Bonjour Éric,

j'ai fait une page du Mont Farlagne sur Wikipedia et je voudrais savoir si je pourrais avoir des images du Mont que je pourrais inséré dans cette page.

Merci beaucoup

Cajetan "

you can send i'm a message if you want, he speeks well in English

--DJ K-Jtan 12:31, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

I don't know what to doEdit

Your bot has written many messages on my page, User talk:Drabel, complaining that photos I have uploaded lack source information. I don't understand the problem. I'm a new user, as far as pictures are concerned, and I have some trouble with English (a friend has written this message for me.). I have spent many hours, which I can't really spare, trying to figure out the problem, and it seems to me that I do give source information, at least for most of the images. Please tell me more specifically what to do! Or even better, I'd appreciate it if you'd do it for me, because I think the information is already there--just not, perhaps, in the position where the bot likes it. Regards,Drabel 18:50, 19 April 2008 (UTC).

You have to add a license in your images but the main problem is not that, is: why are you sure that are under public domain? In the site I read © Marilyn Jones 1998-2008 seems not public domain that :-| Please answer, --Filnik\b[Rr]ock\b!? 09:49, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
I am really quite confused. Marilyn Jones? I wrote as source to Image:Bessie coleman-3.jpg: Goatview Farm - The Saint Report About license I ment to use this: Autor died more than 70 years ago - publik domain. The photo was taken 1921. Drabel 13:44, 20 April 2008 (UTC)
Oh well, now I got it ! Thank you very much!Drabel 05:46, 21 April 2008 (UTC)


Hi. I got a message on my talk page about a prob with an image; I have rectified the problem, so how do I get my talk page back to normal (or will it happen automatically)?

Sardaka 13:40, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

--Seydelmann 11:51, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

uploading picturesEdit

Hi! please take a look at my pictures. when im uploading them they were not shown in the picture frame - instead i see a small red cross in the corner of the frame. im uploading jpg files that are not larger than 20mb. where is the problem? thank you very much in advance! seydelmann

bot leaving inappropriate messagesEdit

A bot gave me a message whilst I was writing the details for the image I had just uploaded. I was in the process of giving it a license tag. The message arrived about 1 minute after the image was uploaded and threatened with blocking. I feel that this is not appropriate to give such a message so soon after an upload. I do not know of any rule that says that the license tags can not be added after the upload. Snowmanradio 13:22, 28 April 2008 (UTC)


It seems sensible that clone bots are coordinated in some way. I thought that permission is needed to run bots. I suggest that a polite and appropriate reminder is given initially and escalating appropriate warnings for repeated problems. Snowmanradio 14:31, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Adrienne Clarkson.jpgEdit

I made a mistake, and I would like you to remove the picture named Adrienne Clarkson.jpg (with a space between Adrienne and Clarkson.jpg).

Also. I installed an image named AdrienneClarkson.jpg (without a space). I have a document (in Word format) giving me the autorisation to use this photograph in Wikipedia english and french, but I don't know how to send the document to confirm that the Government of Canada grants the use of this photo.

If you can help...


Vague message about licence. Bot gone mad?Edit

I got a bunch of messages about licence issues. I specified GFDL and self-made. What else is required? The version of GFDL? Could the error/warning messages be made more specific? I've upload 50 or so images on the English Wikipedia in the past-- didn't have a problem of this sort. What is the problem here at Wikimedia Commons? Nephron 03:15, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Image:Yeranuhi Karakashian.jpgEdit

I am getting frustrated with Wikimedia commons. What kind of license is needed if a picture was taken before 1888? Isn't that public domain anyway? You added a comment on my discussion page that the license isn't correct. user:indra

Thank you very much! Now it's clear to me! user:indra

Too fast delitionEdit

Hi, you just deleted Image:Lathraea rhodopaea 1.jpg which was transferred from the Bulgarian Wikipedia. I understand that there is a duplicate of the image, but you didn't point the earlier file, so now we (from the BG:Wiki) don't know where is that image. Would you please provide a link to it and do it in the future as well? We don't want to move stuff from BG:Wiki here in order to loose it. Thank you! --Chech Explorer 14:00, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Image-Potter Estate, Newton, Massachusetts.jpgEdit

Hi, you deleted Image:Potter Estate, Newton, Massachusetts.jpg as a duplicate. However, I had already uploaded a new version, maybe the new version's thumbnail didn't show up or something, but the new version was def uploaded. I have reuploaded the correct image. -mattbuck (Talk) 14:46, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Image:John J. Pershing 10.9.1918 HD-SN-99-02149.JPEGEdit

I noticed that you deleted this as it is a dupe of Image:GEN Pershing October 1918.jpg. I didn't realize that the first image existed until today as it was not properly categorized, otherwise I would have tagged it as the dupe. I'm wondering why as a lower res (375 x 489) file, it wasn't deleted as my upload is a larger res and higher quality version (2048 x 2920) of this image. I've thought that the higher res files have priority over lesser resolution ones. Thanks. --BrokenSphere 15:10, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Images mairiesEdit

J'ai oublier de mettre (c) CC3F. Excusez-moi ! ODLG 12:27, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

What to do?Edit

Good evening Filnik. Sorry for my bad English so I don't understand te meaning of what I must do. I make the mistake to upload image:Noodpakket.jpg without the message that it was a copyright free photo made by myself. There was a message of NO GOOD so a have upload it again and hope dat it is allright so. When not please HELP.--Vangelis7 19:47, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Angela MerkelEdit

Image:Angela Merkel (2008).jpg hast Du gerade gelöscht, als wir es zum QI promoted haben. Hast Du die Originaladresse parat?

mfg --Mbdortmund 20:18, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Hmmm... the original is at Image:Angela Merkel (2007).jpg, which has an incorrect filename. Aleph re-uploaded at the correct filename, Image:Angela Merkel (2008).jpg, the correct filename, and marked the pair of duplicates. I think you may have deleted the wrong version. Thegreenj 20:32, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Image:Mercury transit animation with emotions.gifEdit

Hi, Filnik. This image is created of two images. One is mine and second (the sad icon) was taken from Commons, but I forgot where I took it from and I do not know who is its creator. That's why it might be better just to delete the image Image:Mercury transit animation with emotions.gif, which I uploaded. Thank you.--Mbz1 01:16, 3 May 2008 (UTC)


I had the info, but the thing didn't give me the option. I put the licensing on it, I hope that it is fixed. Thanks bot! AmericanEagle 02:34, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Image from a Wikipedia - under suspicion???Edit

Hello, recently I uploaded an image from the Belorussian Wikipedia from this site, so that it can be accessible for all Wikipedias and for the article I am writing of him in the Bulgarian Wikipedia about the person. Why emerges the caution from your bot? I look forward to your response. I have provided sufficient information about it being freely distributable throughout the whole Internet after mentioning the source, which I diligently accomplished. Bogorm 12:22, 3 May 2008 (EET)

One more peculiarity: I just beheld in the form for uploading images from Wikipedias the inscription "Commons DOES NOT ALLOW FAIR USE" - What signifies this? That images from some Wikipedia ought not to appear here? I am exceedinglz perplexed and looking forward to your response. Bogorm 13:36, 3 May 2008 (EET)

The same quesion about this image? Bogorm 17:31, 3 May 2008 (EET)7

I found the exact classification of the copyright status on your link above: "Attribution (BY) Re-users must attribute the work to the copyright holder when they use it.", which is OK and BY should signify Belarus, should it not? But I did not know whether it is advisable to add the template PD-because and to justify what. Please, advise me whether the two templates are to be removed. The licence's full text is displayed at the quoted site. I am looking forward to your admonitionsBogorm 00:30, 4 May 2008 (EET)

Image:Angela Merkel (2008).jpgEdit

Hi, why did you delete Image:Angela Merkel (2008).jpg? That was the file with the correct filename! Image:Angela Merkel (2007).jpg is the one to be deleted. -- אx 09:51, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Ok, it's alright now. -- אx 10:17, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Image:Boston water taxis.jpgEdit


On my talk page, you (or your robot) wrote:

-deleted, I know what I write ;-) -

Can you give me a clue as to which template your robot is talking about above. My intention was certainly to using a license template, as this was a photograph taken by me. Unfortunately your robots action seems to have resulted in the deletion of the image before I realised it had been tagged, so I don't seem to be able to find an audit trail that will answer this question. Thanks. -- Chris j wood 04:16, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Pedrovip : ImagesEdit

Hi and Filbot, the things you wanna say about an image i don't wanna my talk page with there questions i have a section on my page that are "Images" and i wanna say that i wanna put the logo of Ashley Tisdale on Commons and i don't now the license for that image. Goodbye,11:07, 4 May 2008 (UTC)Pedrovip

Wikipedia New User

Pictures of the towns hallsEdit

I speak only in french, german, english and spanish. (I am not very good in english, excuse me !) For my last message, I had speaking to the towns halls. I think, I had forget the copyright. It's true ? ODLG 14:14, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

Click in the picture


Licence for Image:António Lobo Antunes.jpgEdit

Hi Filnik!

As you probably saw, I am new here and I uploaded my first file. This file is already uploaded in the romanian version of Wikipedia and I contacted the author of the photo to get the permission to upload it on WikiCommons. He sent me an email giving the permission. Unfortunately, I am a bit unexperienced with all the different types of licences... Could you help me making the licence valid? Thank you! -- Wolfhardt 16:53, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

How do I add a license?Edit

Your bot correctly tagged Image:SacklerLibrary.jpg as an image lacking a license.

By mistake, I uploaded it to Wikimedia Commons without specifying a license - I took the photograph myself, so would like to use the PD-self license.

Unfortunately, when I try to edit the image, my browser tries to download an index.php file instead of letting me edit the page.

Perhaps as well as explaining which license to choose, the automatic message could link to information on *how* to apply a license?

Thanks! Omassey 08:23, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

The image Image:FCC Chemistry.pngEdit

You left a message on my talk page to the effect that there was insufficient evidence that I was the copyright holder. I had used the words "Source=self-made" because that struck me as all that was necessary and because the template provided that wording. I have now revised it to read "Source=I drew this diagram myself using Microsoft's Paint program". Is that sufficient?

I then replaced the "PD-self" license tag that I originally selected and which had been removed (presumably by your bot).

I have uploaded dozens of images to Commons for in the last 2-3 years without any problems. I really don't see the difference between the words "self made" and "I drew this diagram myself using Microsoft's Paint program" ... do you?

In any event, I think I cleared it up. Please let me know if there is anything else required. Mbeychok 08:01, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

Selena's imageEdit

That's not my image, thanks --Cefaro 01:26, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Need help with pywikipediabotEdit

I am using the script that was included with pywikipedia. I enter

python -transcludes:move to commons

And this shows up

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 341, in <module>
  File "", line 292, in main
    raise add_text.NoEnoughData('You have to specify the generator you want to use for the script!')
add_text.NoEnoughData: You have to specify the generator you want to use for the script!

I am trying to run this on the english wikipedia. Can you help? Thanks —Legoktm (Talk) 04:34, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, could you modify so that it removes the template {{move to commons}} while adding {{subst:ncd}}. Thanks —Legoktm (Talk) 23:17, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
Also the following pops up and the image is not uploaded.
Uploading file to commons:commons...
Exception in thread Thread-17:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/", line 486, in __bootstrap_inner
  File "", line 145, in run
  File "/Users/legoktm/pywikipedia/", line 295, in run
    return self.upload_image()
  File "/Users/legoktm/pywikipedia/", line 243, in upload_image
    cookies = self.targetSite.cookies()
  File "/Users/legoktm/pywikipedia/", line 37, in post_multipart
    return site.postData(address, body, contentType = contentType)
  File "/Users/legoktm/Desktop/pywikipedia/", line 4106, in postData
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/", line 711, in send
  File "<string>", line 1, in sendall
error: (35, 'Resource temporarily unavailable')

Legoktm (Talk) 04:58, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Script for en.wikipediaEdit

Hi, right now at en wikipedia we have a huge backlog at w:CAT:COMMONS. I have tried clearing this backlog by hand, but it is impossible. Could you write a bot in python that could clear it by moving the images to the commons using CommonsHelper. I would have to approve every image that would be moved, but it would upload them and add {{NowCommons}} to the image on wikipedia. Thanks —Legoktm (Talk) 01:15, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Image:IMG 2855ahrtalbahn.JPGEdit

Flikker toch op met je waarschuwingen. Deze foto heb ik gemaakt, en als je me niet geloofd dat neem je maar contact met me op schele makreel. Veronica538 11:57, 15 May 2008 (UTC)


The work should have been done, you can delete/redirect/do what you want. Bye, --Filnik\b[Rr]ock\b!? 12:26, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Grazie. -- Cat ちぃ? 18:54, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

imge:basad.jpg on article wikipedia:Besiyata DishmayaEdit


i've seen you have edited this image and and would like to ask for your help, i'm new here.

I have uploaded an image to English Wikipedia from the Hebrew Wikipedia. Under the Hebrew Wikipedd the licence is GFDL - GNU Free Documentation License.

someone put a warrning under this image that it is going to be deleted within i think 7 days or so, unless more information is provided.

I don't understand what kind of information is needed since i have provided the link which i have taken it from and it's free to copy or else?

i just tried to guess about it and added the - GFDL - in the image - is that what they wanted? the hebrew message of the image says you must put "wikipedia Hebrew" as the creater - which i did - so what else is needed to be done?

thanX -- 22:14, 17 May 2008 (UTC) (wikipedia:user:shevashalosh)


Grazie per la proposta. Boh, non è che passo tanto tempo qui su Commons, e l'inglese è quello che è. Però in effetti i tastini sarebbero comodi, e mi piacerebbe anche editare il ns MediaWiki perché ci sono traduzioni da rivedere... Non so come si svolgono le candidature qui, ma se sono come su, dove ti devono conoscere bene, non so come va a finire. Ad ogni modo, vedi tu, se pensi che possa essere utile anche qui fai pure, di certo non mi tiro indietro ;) Ciao--Trixt 18:40, 18 May 2008 (UTC) P.S. con i tastini potrei venire qui sulla tua talk e "prendere in consegna" alcune delle richieste che ti fanno qui

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