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Categories removal

Hi there! The removal of categories from the images you mention was, indeed, a little drastic, but take a look at the categories I removed. "Category:Female names"? "Category:People by alphabet"? What were these images doing in such broad categories?? I considered that the actors were best represented through their gallery page (and/or category), which could then be placed in the appropriate categories. I did check that this was the case, and placed some of the characters in Category:Charmed, which seems to have been the common thread for these people. Hope this is an okay explanation, and feel free to add better categories for the images. --Ranveig 16:42, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

Language proficiency

Out of curiosity, care to add userboxes to your userpage indicating what languages you are proficient in? Cirt (talk) 01:48, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. No other languages? :P -- Cirt (talk) 07:16, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Flickr images

Hi. As a result of your request at Commons talk:Flickr images/reviewers, I have added you to the reviewers list. Please see the instructions at Commons:Flickr images/reviewers and add {{User trusted}} to your userpage. You can ask me if you need any help. Cheers, Giggy (talk) 06:15, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

Civil Air Patrol images

In reply to User talk:Closeapple#CAP images: Per Commons:When to use the PD-Art tag and Commons:When to use the PD-scan tag, the U.S. gives no copyright interest in simple copies of 2-dimensional works, and Wikimedia doesn't recognize foreign laws that conflict with that. But for a similar reason, I would think Commons' idea of "authorship" is that of the person who created the original work, not the person who photographed it; after all, one cannot upload clothing patches themselves to the Internet, only photographs of them. --Closeapple (talk) 07:17, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

One more note on the PD-Art/PD-scan thing: The instructions say that the tags themselves are only supposed to for works in public domain, that are then photographed, then uploaded by someone other than the photographer. If the photographer is the uploader, that user should simply be using the appropriate PD tag that applies to the original work in the first place. That's probably what that uploader should have been doing for the government-created patches. For the novelty patches, his photograph (probably) neither adds nor subtracts from the original person's work either, but it's the original creator/copyright holder who has to give permission. --Closeapple (talk) 08:13, 28 December 2008 (UTC)


Hi, could you please recheck ALL your uploads to commons? I noticed that you tagged File:Mairead Nesbitt BN signing crop.jpg as being in the public domain. This is incorrect, the uploader expressly tagged it as being cc-by-sa on Wikipedia!!! We have enough copyright violations problems without users infringing each other copyright. Thanks. Lucasbfr (talk) 11:34, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks a lot :) Sorry for the yelling, you happened to be the second person today where I noticed a license discrepancy after a transwiki so I was slightly annoyed :)! Thx again! Lucasbfr (talk) 23:13, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

Media Move Bot


I just finished your application. You are now a approved user for the media move bot.

Best regards, Abigor talk 07:20, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

I don't really now how many times it runs, I think it is user activated. Here should be a better place to ask it :)
Best regards,
Abigor talk 10:47, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Re: Addition to bot?

It should be fixed now :-) Thanks, --Filnik\b[Rr]ock\b!? 13:30, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Taurus Picture

Like File:Orbiting Carbon Observatory launch from Vandenberg.jpg need File:Top down view of Taurus XL carrying OCO.jpg a new Cpyright tag. Please chage the tag as uploader, thank you.--Uwe W. (talk) 18:01, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

File renaming

Thanks. --TcfkaPanairjdde (talk) 17:17, 29 June 2009 (UTC)

Lori garver image

For the image of Lori Garver, I took the larger version you had uploaded and optimized the contrast and coloring. The coloring was nicer on the version I uploaded, but I like the larger resolution. So I think I fixed all that. Let me know what you think. I also saved the image at 95% JPG quality instead of 99% (that what I think it was to get to 3.38MB), and you cannot tell the difference, even fully zoomed in. Its worth the savings of 50% of the file size I think. I also repointed all the links to Lori_Garver.jpg instead of the one I uploaded. Thanks! Jonverve (talk) 13:38, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Re:File Names

Oh, I'm sorry. I was just uploading them with the name it was put under Flickr. Can you please show me an example of how I would do the description? Thank you. -- Ipodnano05 (talk) 22:32, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Thank you. -- Ipodnano05 (talk) 06:22, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Aircraft by registration

I have noticed that some editors are removing categories from aircaft images. I have a problem related to the categorisation by registration. Dont have a problem with the registration category but removing the aircraft and operators cats from the images so it only has the registration makes it very difficult to find images. Is their somewhere on Commons to discuss these daft changes. Thanks. MilborneOne (talk) 19:05, 15 November 2009 (UTC)


Hi Hunster. Do you have any tips on how to photoshop out watermarks? It's something I hope to learn. Best regards, Kanonkas // talk // e-mail // 03:32, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

NASA TV (Graphic Lab/Illustration workshop)

Maybe I can take that request, please follow small discussion at Commons:Graphic_Lab/Illustration_workshop#NASA_TV, thanks. And happy new year to you. Ivan Akira (talk) 12:56, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

File:Ares mobile launcher with 7th segment.jpg

Hi Hunster! Would you mind moving File:Ares mobile launcher with 7th segment.jpg to File:Mobile Launcher assembly 15.jpg? I wanted to keep all images from the assembly in chronological order. Sincerely --myself488 (talk) 13:37, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

File:CAP_Stinson10A_N957DW_3TF_emblem.jpg and File:CAP_Stinson10A_N957DW.jpg

Hi Huntster, I noticed you uploaded these two files from Picasa. I've been reviewing Picasa files (see Commons:Picasa Web Albums files) and noticed that these two appear to have a noncommercial license at the source. I'm not sure whether this was an error on your part or if the original author modified their license setting (in which case the images would be okay) but because it wasn't verified by a trusted user at the time they may have to be deleted. Just letting you know. Dcoetzee (talk) 23:58, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Hey Huntster, just in case you don't check my talk page, I decided to take this one to Commons:Deletion requests/File:CAP_Stinson10A_N957DW.jpg and see what the community thinks. Dcoetzee (talk) 00:56, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Banned user

I'm not JA, i'm just one of the guys who were in contact with him more than a year ago, and i'm not banned. I've just moved on from all of these sites, pretty much all of the group. But policy says that i can create and use as many accounts as i want provided that i don't vote in elections. So stop reverting good changes, he doesn't like having those images here because certain people are targeting him in real life as well so just put them up for deletion. Had you uploaded something which contained your personal information, and were you disturbed in real life through the use of such data, you would probably ask someone to erase that something permanently. Ffdfd (talk) 17:43, 26 February 2010 (UTC)


Righto- thank you for pointing that out. I was moving pictures, well, in an automatic fashion you might say, and I didn't thoroughly check the results. I'll check and tidy all the other stuff. cheerio. Hoodinski (talk) 09:45, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

Files by Fale

Hi There! some time ago you answerd a question I had in the Village Pump. I had time to mark lots of files and create a deletion request but nothing seems to happen. Would you maybe like to write a comment here? Amada44 (talk) 07:54, 25 March 2010 (UTC)


I understand what you are talking about, but in this case I left those there because they show other features of Knoxville such as buildings, fountains, parks, etc. Xnatedawgx (talk) 20:20, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Removing {{no_permission}}

Hunster, please avoid removing "no permission" tags from files. These are an important factor in clearing the copyright status of files on Commons. If you remove these without following up on them, you just create repeated work for others to be done twice. -- User:Docu at 02:51, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

When you leave a message like that in the future, it would be nice to note *where* the error occurred. I don't recall removing any "no permission" tags without having a damn good reason for doing so. Huntster (t @ c) 04:50, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
It was on File:ECLIPSE1.JPG. MGA73 had to redo it. -- User:Docu at 05:09, 4 April 2010 (UTC)
(replying here, as you wish) Oh yes, that was an error on my part. I was talking to Geld about the images, but real life interceded and I was unable to follow through (and then lost the emails). MGA73 didn't redo any warnings; he *did* finish what I was unable to do. Funny, I recovered those emails two days ago. But that edit was five months ago...your timeliness in this pointless warning is about as bad as my timeliness in getting Geld's permission to OTRS! Huntster (t @ c) 06:20, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words

You should have posted them at the Village Pump.  :)
(Note: if you wish to reply, you might as well do it here--and I'll check it out.)

"I believe in this case starting your own wiki site might be the most appropriate solution."
I'm tending towards that as well, thought it'd be good to check out the several 1 000's listed on WikiIndex--though many of the checks will be only for a few seconds.

"I do agree with those who've said that what you are wanting to do doesn't really mesh well with what we're doing here,"
A lot of it doesn't, perhaps most of it: but certainly not all.

As for the nudes, this could be because there are a lot of people like me, or there maybe many files in many categories: eg Category:Bottles

Gosh, some people get so hung over nudity. Why don't they go to Conservapedia if they don't like it.

"If you did start your own wiki, you'd have complete control over what comes and goes, which should be very appealing given your goals."
True, but I might have even more control with a non-wiki website. Still, I like to have a few over to contribute, in which case I'd likely have to give them a fair amount of autonomy--which I don't mind--just don't mess with my pet articles and categories; but if I'm thinking that, so are likely others, which leads back to other sites. I've also thought of Limewire--unlike WC, I'm not all hung-up about sharing licensed stuff. Not once did I aggree to respect the copyrights of the images of Hustler when I bought an issue.  :D

"Plus, there are lots of folks who would be happy to provide technical help with setting the wiki up, both here and at various other Mediawiki sites (probably would probably be a good place to start). Good luck to you!"
Now that sounds encouraging; and thanks again.

Here are a few songs that I find uplifting.
Sook-Yin Lee's Beautiful--you might want to skip watching the span between 0:16 to 0:40 of the video.

'Lucklucky' Official Video - Veda Hille
(she seems pregnant in this video--but clothed), and

Au Revoir Simone All or Nothing (here's a live version--I understand that Moby's taken quite a liking to them).

Have a nice weekend.  :-D  Better than Hustler (talk) 19:40, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

File:Osvaldo Bayer.jpg

Hi Huntster. According to you, the OTRS was verified. Please add the ticket number. --Leyo 08:28, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Hi Leyo, to be honest, I've got no idea why I made this edit considering at that time, I had no access to OTRS. Further, I've now gone and checked OTRS and cannot locate anything specifically pertaining to that image or its uploader...the best I can find is a general statement by the San Martin press office stating that material on their site is licensed under the GFDL (ticket 2008043010013425, which seems far too simplistic a solution). Needless to say, I'm scratching my head on this one. :/ Huntster (t @ c) 14:40, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for your statement. However, I do not know what to do now. What would you suggest? Tag with “nopermission”? --Leyo 15:14, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
Two options. One is to use the generic OTRS ticket I mentioned, and let the onus of proof lie with the San Martin website. (Also, it is entirely possible that the ticket came through another queue, but unlikely since I have access to permissions and photosubmissions.) The other is to tag with NPD. Since the file is not being used anywhere, deleting it won't adversely affect anything. The most appropriate and least sneaky route. Thoughts? Huntster (t @ c) 21:39, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
As I am not really experienced with OTRS, I find it diffucult to decide. We might just wait for a statement by the uploader (see User talk:Nikkeric2#Category:Items missing OTRS ticket ID). --Leyo 07:43, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
Yes, I'll wait a week, and if nothing happens, I'll tag with NPD. No sense in keeping if status is questionable and uploader has abandoned it. Huntster (t @ c) 23:24, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Re: Sva logo stacked.jpg

Zapped the file. Looking at the ticket, it may be possible to get a real release from the copyright holder. Complaints about trademark issues isn't cause for a removal, but the lack of a release is..--Nilfanion (talk) 22:28, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Image BAS Trucks

Hi there! We've added an image of BAS Trucks for the page We're from the company and so we have the permission to use the image for the Wiki-page. We would like to add this picture (this image is from origin from our website

We hope you will add our picture to our Wikipage. Thanks in advance.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Basgroepbv (talk • contribs) 08:53, 22 June 2010‎ (UTC)

Images licensing

I could move the images to en-wikipedia and make a case of fair use. But i just don't have the time right now. Sorry to see the images go they were very informative and educational. Quantanew (talk) 01:42, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Blanik image

The image of the Blanik File:CAP L-23 N381BA.jpg in Commons has been used in the English Wikipedia article on Gliding. This has been a featured article for four years and it is currently being reviewed en.wikipedia:Featured article review/Gliding/archive1 A query has arisen by a reviewer and I quote: "Source is a direct link to the image. Where can we verify federal authorship?" I guess they want to see it on the CAP's web-site but you may have another suggestion. Would you amend the information on the page to clarify/confirm beyond doubt that it is indeed Federal property? Thank you in anticipation. 12:05, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Replied at the FARC page. I don't care whether it is kept or deleted, though I believe the license to be accurate. Huntster (t @ c) 22:55, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

OTRS request

Greetings. I am wondering if you would be interested in performing an OTRS check for me. I'd like to know if there are any releases for images by Alex Sergeev or Also, I'm skeptical of the OTRS located at File:CentralAvenueCornell2.jpg. Would you please check these out? Thanks! (I posted a request at Commons:OTRS/Noticeboard, but no one has taken up the request.--GrapedApe (talk) 02:31, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Please use lossless cropping tools

Regarding File:Crew Transport Vehicle at Edwards Air Force Base (1991).jpg: Please ensure that you are using a lossless cropping tool such as jpegtran, XnView or IrfanView. -- Common Good (talk) 19:27, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

As far as I know PSP is not capable to lossless crop an image. XnView is a small and easy to use program for such edits. -- Common Good (talk) 19:08, 20 October 2010 (UTC)
You can find the lossless crop this way: Tools > JPEG lossless transformations > crop -- Common Good (talk) 20:36, 2 November 2010 (UTC)


For that... I didn't know that ;) Rehman(+) 09:33, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

Re: MotD choice

Hi Huntster, as you can see in the history of Template:Motd/2010-12-12, Pristurus chose the file. I suspect he chose the low resolution version because the main page feature has a limited size anyway and the loading time is less with that version, but you'll know if you ask him directly. Best regards Hekerui (talk) 13:23, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

/* Echeveria categories */ - A heads Up

Hi Hunster, I have added some more explanation to my Village Pump topic here: and would now appreciate some more input as I can't really proceed until I sort this out --Ciao, KK. (talk) 18:33, 12 December 2010 (UTC)


Can you tell me how you captured the higher-quality scan for this image? I though Google Books would only provide a set dpi. Thanks. Andrew Jameson (talk) 17:23, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Ooooh, clever. My opinion is that larger is probably better. You're typically using the image at a smaller size (in articles) anyway, and the larger size is accessed only by people who want to see the greater detail. Thanks. Andrew Jameson (talk) 19:33, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

File Tagging File:Abe-airport-1973.jpg

This image was from a scan I made from a 35MM slide that was one of a batch I purchased at an estate sale some years ago. I presume the original photographer is now dead, since I purchased it at a sale of belongings of his estate. With that sale, all rights to that slide transferred to me as I now own the 35mm slide as one of my possessions, and I put the appropriate permissions tag on the image when I uploaded it. Bwmoll3 (talk) 14:38, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

"...Copyright stays with the original author for life plus 70 years after first publication...." The author is dead, approximately 2003 when I bought his collection of 35mm slides at a public sale. I have no idea what his occupation was, and the slide was never published. Bwmoll3 (talk) 05:23, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
In addition, I think in your zeal to delete this image, you're missing the point. The fact is that the image performs a useful purpose in educating the reader about the article it is being used in, to illustrate the airport at a specific moment in time. Today, the facility is quite different after much modernization over the past 40 years since the slide was taken. The slide itself was not taken for financial gain, and in fact, is not being used for financial gain by its use in Wikipedia. The photo was taken by an ametuer photographer, as a review of the slides in the tray purchased by me are of local objects and buildings in the Allentown PA, area. The original photographer did not copyright any of these slides when they were taken, unlike the artist who you stated painted paintings for his livelihood. In your logic, any photo taken by anyone for any reason is a copyrighted article, and that is not what copyright law is about or it's intention. In addition, your logic could be extended to childhood scribbles made in a student art class as copyrighted. Bwmoll3 (talk) 05:44, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
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