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Getting permission to use imagesEdit
It would be great if you can get the copyright holder to send in a OTRS for Dr Niparko. Detailed instruction are here Commons:OTRS. There is currently a very long back log of OTRS emails to review. Therefore, once (after - not before) the OTRS is sent, you can add Template:OTRS pending to the image to alert other editors that permission has been sent in and is under review. Don't fret if the image does get deleted, as it can always be reinstated by an Admin. Don't worry about 'Continuum of Care' image. You're a newbie to Wikimedia Commons and once you learn the ropes you will be able to avoid these issues arising in future. We have these rules to stop things descending into chaos. Also, you appear to have some understanding of otology. This advice is not necessary for you to follow, yet if you can add a brief biography about yourself and interests to User:Gregorybarry. Then, other editors can ask for your advice about the correct place to add images to Category:Otology. All the best.--P.g.champion (talk) 00:43, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. I will be more careful about things in my Sandbox. I was working on the article and just wanted to see what the image would look like. I appreciate your advice. Again, thank you. I am retired and have some time on my hands (less than you might think).
- Oh, you don't have to explain about free time. There was I, expecting to see out my twilight years in relive peace and quite. Just mowing the lawn from time to time and sitting on my porch watching the World go by. But the moment I retired, the phone rang non stop: Grandpa, my computer needs fixing, Grandpa we are going on vacation and you're going to have to look after our dog, Grandpa... etc. Now, I have barely a minute to call my own any more. My advice is to rip out the phone and hang a sign on front door saying Closed for Business – Gone fishing !. --P.g.champion (talk) 14:21, 26 February 2018 (UTC)