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Your DRsEdit

Hi, Do not reopen DRs (already discussed twice) without any new arguments. Thanks, Yann (talk) 13:01, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Eva Rinaldi and Marek JezierskiEdit

The speedy deletion is only used to clear copyright violations, not a faint and potencially wrong suspicion. For that ireverted all of your editions related to the subject. If you had been more calm and paid more attention to the images, instead of adding templates without a second thought, you would notice one thing. All of this images wee taken with a Canon 40D, the same model of camera used by Eva Rinaldi. If you had read the serial number in full exif you would see that, as a matter of fact, its not just the same model but the exact same camera used and property of Eva Rinaldi.

So, this images could be a work for hire or other similar situation, using Eva Rinaldi camera, and if so Eva Rinaldi is the copyright holder. For this, if you still have doubts nominate them to deletion request, all in a bundle in the same image, so to give others an oportunity to give their imput. Tm (talk) 08:13, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

File:Andrew McCarter (8215451645).jpgEdit

File:Andrew McCarter (8215451645).jpg has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.

Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!

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Taivo (talk) 13:05, 28 February 2016 (UTC)


Achim (talk) 18:36, 27 June 2016 (UTC)

Fred, please don't misunderstand me. I tagged hundreds of images as copyvios and deleted very many as well, that's not the question. But if an image of a person is kept in a special category or instead of that in an upper level category is of very low importance. And if a category is empty is has to be deleted (there are very few exceptions). Best, --Achim (talk) 20:52, 22 July 2016 (UTC)

Photo deletionsEdit

Brian FerryEdit

I see you deleted a photo of Brian Ferry, but I don't even know which by now. I uploaded over 2,000 photos here, but almost 3 years ago I was sick and my body seized up into a coma. I am just returning to editing (mostly) the en.Wikipedia. Every photo I uploaded from Flickr or photographers' private photos, and with all I uploaded using the Magnus upload tool (after teaching the photographers during multiple emails how to change to a Creative Commons license, either BY or CC-BY-SA). At some point, Magnus' upload tool wasn't working and I had to save the photo to my computer and then upload from there. Many photos have since been re-uploaded above my upload from the actual source. That's fine, and improvements are too. My problem is that about 3-5 photogrphers later went back to their Flickr page and changed the Creative Commons license back to copyright, and I was unable to explain or defend them. Few editors bothered to check them out. The worst offender was named Klaus Hiltscher, and another was Cowboy Ben Altman, who insisted on uploading them himself, and now I know why. Can you please contact the Powers That Be on Wikimedia Commons, since I feel almost NO reaching out, assisting, whatever, in comparison to the Wikipedia, which is a shame for us older editors who don't understand how to find someone who can capture a tiny sound-bite for articles, improvements on the Wikipedia pages, and cropping and lightening. My user page on Wikipedia is here: My uploads alphabetized are here:

AND, my Username is the same on any Wiki, no matter where. Sad to say, the photographers and newer editors have wasted no time in reverting my edits, photos, and the like on Wikipedia, and it may be time to discontinue ALL of this. --Leahtwosaints (talk) 19:12, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

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