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There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. 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 information about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.

This message was added automatically by Sz-iwbot, if you need some help about it please read the text above again and follow the links in it, if you still need help ask at the   Commons:Help desk in any language you like to use. --Sz-iwbot 17:00, 30 January 2013 (UTC)


I have 2013 granted rollback rights to your account; the reason for this is that after a review of some of your contributions, I believe I can trust you to use rollback correctly by using it for its intended usage of reverting vandalism, and that you will not abuse it to revert-war. For information on rollback, see Commons:Rollback. Good luck and thanks. Steinsplitter (talk) 10:00, 14 June 2013 (UTC)--Steinsplitter (talk) 10:01, 14 June 2013 (UTC)


Incase you didnt catch it on IRC, my version of Inkscape is only giving me the odd corners, so I have reverted your upload for consistency. If you want to go through the lot and give them rounded corners, then feel free though. In the end though its only a minor styling error that likely wont be visible to end users due to sizes rendered at, so dont know if its worth it anyway :). -- Nbound (talk) 02:35, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, I would have done the same. –Fredddie 02:38, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Copyright Images

I need to say thank you for all the work you did on correcting the North Dakota highway signs. I have lived in the state for most of my life and they have been a daily reminder to me of my love for roads, structure, math and meaning. I am in need of help: I am working on a poetry book where the roads of rural North Dakota are a major part of the theme. I want to use the highway signs for my work. I know a little something about copyright but I am not up on the sourcing and asking for permission. I used one of your images (ND Highway 37) as the cover image for my first poetry book and I cited it as being retrieved from Wikipedia and that's all I did. I have the only physical copy in existence.

Here's the thing: do you know if the state of North Dakota has trademarked or copyrighted the Indian head highway signs? I looked through the Highway Sign manual that contained the dimensions for the sign standards and I found nothing. When I read your user profile, I figure you may have some knowledge about it. I know made the ND highway signs so for the public's benefit, hence I can see why they are all in the public domain. I want to use a few of them for my own art work and that presents some complications on my end. I greatly appreciate knowledge or advice you could give me.13:47, 29 July 2013 (UTC)13:47, 29 July 2013 (UTC)13:47, 29 July 2013 (UTC)Opinionhead

I enlisted the help of another roads editor and neither of us have found any indication that the North Dakota markers are under any copyright. However, we are still looking, and I will contact NDDOT to be sure. –Fredddie 00:33, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for doing that. I deeply appreciate it.Opinionhead (talk)


Hi, I just saw your RfA was closed as unsuccessful. Don't be too discouraged—it's not a reflection on the excellent work you've done. It's just that people like admins to have more experience of the back-end stuff. If you do want to be an admin, spend some time in the project space or spend a few months handling permissions tickets on OTRS (the info:en::copyvio queue is also interesting if you like dealing with copyright issues; it mainly relates to enwiki, but we get the odd ticket about a Commons file) and you'll have no problem at a future RfA. But if you don't want to do that sort of thing, it's not worth being that bored just to become an admin. Best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 17:38, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

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