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My image has been deletedEdit

Dear Hedwig,

I got the message: 02:55, 11 November 2017 Hedwig in Washington (talk | contribs) deleted page File:Ecoreach logo.jpg (Copyright violation: complex logo) (global usage; delinker log)

That image is not copyright violated. It is the logo of the organization that I am writing the wiki page. Could you please help me to restore the image.

many thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ecoreach (talk • contribs) 03:08, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

@Ecoreach: The logo is above Com:TOO. We require the copyright holder to send permission, see OTRS. If everything checks out, we restore the file. Best, --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 03:38, 11 November 2017 (UTC)

deleted filesEdit

I am the producer and Master owner of Elephanz album I also have full permission of use on Elephanz image I am therefore totally entitled to uploads I did. Kindly contact me before amending my work! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Samybh Affectionldn (talk • contribs) 07:00, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

@Samybh Affectionldn: We require permission from the copyright holder. Please see OTRS for further instructions. Further you need to provide evidence that your uploads are within project scope. Kindly read the rules. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:58, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Wikidata weekly summary #286Edit


Hi. This user page probably was unprotected as a vandalism lightning rod / sensor, as mine was on 1 October.   — Jeff G. ツ 04:02, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

@Jeff G.: Sorry, can't quite follow you? I shouldn't have protected the page? Scratch head.... Doesn't help.... Scratch again.... ??? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 16:58, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
Right. I was relying on this edit a month and a half ago, but @Guanaco: may have had second thoughts.   — Jeff G. ツ 22:18, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
@Jeff G., Guanaco: No, that was on my own accord. I just noticed the vandalism, Guanaco wasn't online, so I protected the page. Page is open for vandalism again. \S/ --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:26, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

Deleting my imagesEdit

Hello you , why did you deleted me those images :

  • File:Brenda dhomës.jpg
  • File:Tarraca e shtëpisë.jpg
  • File:Muahmer1.jpg
  • File:Shtëpia nga këndi perëndimor.jpg
  • File:Pamje e shtëpisë nga para.jpg

- I cant Understand why i did it with my camera when i was in my village , they are mines , i can't understand why ??? Zmarlind5 .

They are on the available on the web as well. You need to follow the instructions here: OTRS. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 19:10, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
Yeah but the images you deleted to me i made it with my hand and i uploaded them 1 year ago , i didn't do a copyright from the chrome or another web page.. User:Zmarlind5 22:55 , 15 November 2017 (CET)
(talk page stalker) This is grounds for COM:UD, per COM:AGF. @Hedwig in Washington: Did you check whether the instances of these photos you found online were previous to the Commons uploads? -- Tuválkin 00:42, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
@Zmarlind5, Tuvalkin: This was my mistake, sorry. I restored the images, added the correct license (PD-Kosos-Gov, because it's where those files are to be found), added categories and created a new category for the village: Category:Prilepnica. Again, I am sorry for making this blunder. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:17, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
Hedwig in Washington , it's nothing we all makes mistakes , we are humans . -- Zmarlind5 17 November 2017 (CET)

image removalEdit

hi Hedwig, The last picture you removed is a copyright free picture and the copyrights i made myself on the image Please check there is the image also,its my weebly blog.

Regards, Michel — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mich1971 (talk • contribs) 19:56, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

Might be. Who photographed the plates? Com:DW. Anyway, the picture is on the web, our rules require that you follow OTRS. Another question: Why is this picture in project scope? Commons is not a place to advertise blogs. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 19:59, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

Dear Hedwig,

You deleted a few pictures because you though copyright was breached. It wasn't and I informed you already that I had permission. The copyright holder actually emailed his standard release form to Commons. Still, it was removed and I can't get them back on the web. Now that the owner emailed his per mission (last Monday 13 Nov 17) can you please put them back again. I tried to do that myself and then the system says that the pictures were never deleted, but If I try to insert them, they are... thumb|Gomera, 1994 thumb| Home: Manhattan, NY, 2000 thumb|August in Tonga, 2017 thumb| Home: Praha, CZ, 2002 thumb|Ilho do Principe, 2016 thumb|Rotterdam thumb| Rolf Weijburg

I'm fed up with being handled like s**t to be honest, while trying to improve wiki and giving away pictures for free... All the non-response does not help.

Best, Qudz --Qudz (talk) 15:07, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

@Qudz: Yes, copyright can be a bitch sometimes. The problem here is that we don't know if you are the artist himself. We have no way to verify it, that's why we have the OTRS system implemented. Please have a look at OTRS and follow the guidelines. We do have a backlog, so it may take some time to process. If everything checks out ok, the files will be restored. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:23, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

Dear :@Hedwig in Washington: This is incredible, how often must I explain that I am not the artist (copyright holder), but that I received his permission, that the artist (copyright holder) forwarded this permission to Commons, but that it seems impossible to get pictures on a wiki page? It is not that copyright is a bitch, it is that new contributors are not taken seriously by actually reading what they have to say. You could have helped me better by reading a bit more thoroughly, advise me and then it would have saved us both a lot of time. Anyway, not even worth the hustle any more.--Qudz (talk) 12:26, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

@Qudz: You never told me that you are NOT the copyright holder. If the copyright holder did send a valid permission, the files will be restored. I'm sorry you feel neglected, it is difficult to actually help everybody. Please remember that we are all volunteers here. Do you happen to know the OTRS ticket number? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 19:17, 20 November 2017 (UTC)


Salve ho notato le sue continue insistenZe, volevo riferirle che io non sto commettendo dei vandalismi,,, ma scusi un attimo anche per lei e possibile un dialogo Di rivalutazione per un autoblocco di sei mesi .. O forse aspettare sei mesi e farsi dire da lei ..che cio che si dice non ha la minima speranza ,,,lei dica pure che nessuno e ' interessato alla mia opinione inutile ,, ma se di recente sono stati ripristinati quei pochi file , allora tutto quel male non e' affatto da considerarsi vandalismo (mi scuso per non riuscire a firmarmi),, con lei c'e possibility' di dialogo ????? Im not speak english —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 00:37, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

You -> blocked indefinitely -> you are not allowed to edit Commons anymore -> The End
Tu -> bloccato indefinitamente -> non ti è più permesso di modificare Commons => Fine.

--Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 00:44, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Deleting image of book "Чи скучила за мною твоя борода?"Edit

Hello. My name is Hanna Cheremis and I am an editor at Nebo BookLab Publishing. We published this book and I have rights to this image. You can visit our bookshop, all images we have to this book are taken us. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hanna booklove (talk • contribs) 02:01, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

@Hanna booklove: I am sorry, but we need permission from the copyright holder. Please see Com:OTRS for instructions. Thank you! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:34, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

OTRS CheckEdit

Hi, I have come here as I get your name for OTRS every now and then regularly. I request you to review File:Balotsav_2017_Logo.png, because it is needed for Did you know ... hook on English Wikipedia. --Krishna Chaitanya Velaga (talk · mail) 02:39, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

@Krishna Chaitanya Velaga: Do you have a ticket number? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:42, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
Nvm, found it. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:43, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:49, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Micaela MonterossoEdit

Hello Hedwig, btw of this user that you blocked for unfree material, the poor one is the wife of the person pictured, she just doesn't know the rules of Commons. She's actually the graphic designer of her husband's CD cover and wanted to post a picture she made but made a mess with the licence. (and of course she thought that the problem was that a photo from Facebook couldn't be uploaded but from Flickr could...) :D -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 16:45, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

@Blackcat: Done. Thanks for looking out for her, I rather like the photograph. I'll restore it and add {{OTRS pending}}. Would you be so nice to instruct the lady how to use OTRS? I added a few categories as well. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 05:11, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
I'll tell her. Possibly I'll suggest her to take less uncontroversial photographs and to upload them on commons prior to publish them anywhere else. -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 14:24, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
@Blackcat: Sounds good. I overshot the goal a little, I think. Anyway, if they have a webpage (I didn't find one) they can always post the photographs there and show a CC-license, like underneath or so. Thanks for your help! As usual. :-) --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 22:04, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

Deletions of original music filesEdit

Hi... I just realized that five files that one of my students from Wiki Learning Tec de Monterrey, have been deleted. File:Blues Rock.ogg, File:Funk Soul.ogg, File:Piano and beat.ogg, File:Pop rock.ogg, File:Rainy Sad.ogg. I need to know what we (Wiki Learning Tec de Monterrey) can do to remedy this situation. We do a lot of multimedia work and need music in appropriate licenses. Lucky for us, we have sound recording and engineering students who can help us with this. If you need an OTRS letter, I can arrange this. Thank you!Thelmadatter (talk) 18:37, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

@Thelmadatter: The problem was that a colleague tagged the files for lacking permission and the uploader didn't react within a given timeframe (7 days). It needs to be specified who wrote the music and therefore (usually) holds the copyright. We require this for all media on Commons. Sending permission using OTRS is a good idea, but the permission has to be send by the copyright holder. Hope it helps. --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 05:18, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

Request Unblock my AccountEdit

Dear Hedwing, I specially request you to unblock my account. It is so discouraging for you to block me because of multiple images you assumed to be a violation of wiki commons rule.

I have contributed much on Wikipedia and should not be blocked without warning, notice and debate.

Kindly review this

Wikinaija (talk) 09:43, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

You have been warned not to upload unfree media. You violated our rules and ignored the warnings. Therefore your account has been blocked for one week in compliance with our rules. Looking over your contributions here and on the EN-wiki I see that you have problems understanding rules, especially copyright rules. Do yourself a favor and read those rules. The next violation of copyright here on Commons will result in an even longer block. There is no reason and no room to debate copyright law. It is what it is. Best of luck, --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 19:24, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

My Photograph of Paisley ParkEdit

Hi, and thanks for replying. I don't think the photograph should appear on Wikipedia, since I was not given prior authorization. I was 19 years old at the time I took the photograph and at home from college on my first spring break. I was taking many photographs of places I used to frequent or that had a special significance to my life before returning to college in upstate New York. As I was driving home that day after taking photographs in and around my hometown, I noticed the sky was magnificent above Prince's studio, Paisley Park (note that I did not know it was also Prince's home at the time). I then noticed the gates to his studio were open, which was uncommon (also note that I lived about a mile away from Paisley Park in a neighborhood on the same road since I was a young child). On this day, being a freshman in college, I did not see anything wrong with driving into the parking lot to take a good photograph of the studio for Wikipedia. I spent maybe 10 minutes trying to get at least one photograph as perfect as possible before leaving respectfully. When I got home several minutes later, I uploaded what I thought was an almost perfect photograph to Wikipedia. I had photographed other important places to Wikipedia for the previous 3-4 years. I deleted many, if not all, of these photographs a few years later. While I think this photograph is good artistically, I don't think it belongs on the Wikimedia Commons or Wikipedia because of my unauthorized entrance to Prince's studio and home. I hope you can understand my predicament. I am willing to discuss this matter with you further if necessary.


Nick Scribner

A Wikipedia user from Minnesota (talk) 20:17, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

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