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Renaming confusion

These 4 files must be renamed because the current names are confusing, irrelevant and the opposite of helpful. These are not ancient but 18th to 19th century or more modern art or depictions. This is an Albanian warrior-rebel [1] and not an ancient Illyrian from 2500 years ago. These are dancing a dance and are not from 2500 years ago [2]. Same here, not dardanians and not in dardania, that did not exist when they danced [3]. And this image is the eagle on the Albanian flag, it has nothing to do with the ancient Greek site of dodona and the god of Greek myth, Zeus [4].

  • please remove Illiro or Illiri or Dardania and Zeus a Dodona terms. Thank you and pardon the confusion.MaryroseB54 (talk) 09:46, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
It would be faster and easier if you requested the renames using {{Rename}}. INeverCry 17:11, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
I have and people don't understand whey they need be renamed as they think that it is an Italian to English issue or something of the sort.MaryroseB54 ( talk) 19:49, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
Added rename templates again MaryroseB54 (talk) 20:16, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
  Done Moved all but one, which was a map nominated for deletion. If the map is kept when the deletion request is closed, then it can be moved. INeverCry 21:19, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

Foto Friedrich Luft von Werner Bethsold

I had sent the permisssion by the fotographer Werner Bethsold in 30th of Mai 2016 to wikipedia. --Hoerfunker (talk) 19:17, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

You may want to post at COM:OTRS/N to check on progress. INeverCry 21:11, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

Deleted File

Hi there,

File:David_Carroll.jpg. has just been deleted. The owner emailed a statement of permission to but I know management is volunteer based and takes time. If you have time to restore the file that'd be appreciated. The ticket number of the owner's message is 2016071410020061.

many thanks Davidcarroll (talk) 22:41, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

You can ask about restoring this at COM:OTRS/N or COM:UDEL. I'm not an OTRS member, so I can't see the ticket and verify the permission. INeverCry 22:48, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

  The Admin's Barnstar
I just wanted to show my appreciation for the speed and efficiency of your work. Multiple times now I have tagged copyright violations and multiple times you have acted within minutes (if not seconds). I just wanted to let you know that the work you do is appreciated and has not gone unnoticed. Thank you! Majora (talk) 00:51, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
  • @Majora: Thanks. I just passed 300,000 deletions...a little more than half-way to my old friend Fastily's record of 510,000...   INeverCry 00:57, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
Leave some for the rest of us, I'm down to #3 now! Ellin Beltz (talk) 19:41, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
I leave you all the tough ones...   INeverCry 19:46, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Not sure

about these. Is it a case of missing legal info? By the way, the account is a SPU. Thanks in advance.--Fixertool (talk) 20:16, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

  Done Deleted as copyvios. INeverCry 20:21, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. May you check again, please? It' a clear SPU. In Spanish "revista" means "magazine".--Fixertool (talk) 02:48, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
  Done Uploads re-nuked and user blocked. INeverCry 20:50, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
Thank you!!!--Fixertool (talk) 23:54, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

File delete request for identifiable photos

I wanted some files of Category:WikiConference Seoul 2016 for identifiable issue and you rejected. But the conference, we could choose whether to taken photographs or not. But our photos are uploaded and I want me and other user's photos to be deleted.

File:Wikiconf s^.ul 16 ear 026.jpg

File:Wikiconf s^.ul 16 ear 027.jpg

File:Wikiconf s^.ul 16 ear 025.jpg

File:Wikiconf s^.ul 16 ear 024.jpg

File:Wikiconf s^.ul 16 ear 017.jpg

File:Wikiconf s^.ul 16 ear 013.jpg

File:Wikiconf s^.ul 16 ear 011.jpg

File:Wikiconf s^.ul 16 ear 010.jpg

File:Participants resgstration at WikiConference Seoul 2016.jpg

These are files. Some, you may think people cannot notice who it is. But people who know us can notice. So, I request you to delete them. - CYAN (talk) 00:17, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

Deleted category from them - CYAN (talk) 00:22, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
These don't qualify for speedy deletion. See COM:SPEEDY#File. You should post a deletion request. INeverCry 00:29, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
Got it. Thanks - CYAN (talk) 01:27, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
INC, picture with no {{Consent}} are not SD-able, are you saying? The event was indeed semi-public places but there were reasonable expectation of privacy for their ability to opt-out for photography. (Actually I was photographed against my will and I'm contacting OSes.) — regards, Revi 12:27, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
@-revi: I think it really depends on the case at hand. These images were taken at a public conference where there were dozens of people. That there would be photographs taken is a sure thing, especially nowadays with IPhones, etc. These images show groups of people doing nothing at all embarrassing or that would reflect badly on them. The only times I would speedy delete something like these is if the uploader themselves requested the deletion shortly after upload, if there was nudity, if there was intent to bully or make fun of someone, if there was drunkenness or drug consumption, or if the images were of children. With that said, if you or another admin were to speedy delete these, you wouldn't hear any objections from me. INeverCry 18:14, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
Actually, I've contacted the organizer and the photographer, and the photographer said he's ok that his photo get deleted if such cases (no photography requested). I'm not deleting it now though, as I need some sleep at 3AM :-p — regards, Revi 18:17, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
@-revi:, @CYAN: Since the uploader has consented to deletion, I've deleted these as uploader requested. I'm having my breakfast and coffee right now BTW Revi.   INeverCry 18:23, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Kubista, Bohumil - Podobizna Jana Zrzaveho (1912).jpg

Please restore the file. It's a portrait of Jan Zrzavý. Author is Bohumil Kubišta, who died in 1918. Thanks. Jedudědek (talk) 20:09, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

  Done INeverCry 20:18, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

Files uploaded by user:AiRoViLos


Please see User talk:Sealle#Перенос с вашей СО в Википедии: User:AiRoViLos = Gennadiy Egorov. I've restored a good deal of his files (mentioned on my talk page), there's no copyvio. Sealle (talk) 20:21, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

I understand. You may want to notify Dogad75, who's tagged many of these for speedy deletion. INeverCry 20:44, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
Yes, I'm in touch with him already. Sealle (talk) 20:48, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

FP Promotion

This image has been promoted to Featured picture!

The image File:Mina de Chuquicamata, Calama, Chile, 2016-02-01, DD 121.JPG, that you nominated on Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Mina de Chuquicamata, Calama, Chile, 2016-02-01, DD 121.JPG has been promoted. Thank you for your contribution. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so.


/FPCBot (talk) 13:06, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

@Poco a poco: These little notices are kind of nice. I'll have to think about doing some more nominations.   INeverCry 18:43, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
You see? it is not so easy to keep off   If you don't want to try it yourself, there are lots of FP-worthy pictures out there! Poco2 20:27, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Another sock farm

Vdhillon (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploads · Abuse filter logblock user who was blocked on en in 2014 for copyvios, recent socks include Thecutehero (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploads · Abuse filter logblock user and Lezela (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploads · Abuse filter logblock user which are CU confirmed to each other. So far I haven't seen serious copyvio problems on Commons and it's just mostly using Commons as a repository for personal photos which then gets spammed on the projects. There's a discussion on my talk page on en reg this if you want more context. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 23:54, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

  Done Blocked. INeverCry 01:07, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

User:Jio 4G

That's the latest account, hasn't started editing on en so I haven't blocked there. He's also got a new Flickrwashing account setup and that needs to be blacklisted. That happens to be the name of one of his socks here too. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 22:26, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

  Done Sock blocked, uploads nuked, Flickr acct blacklisted. INeverCry 22:34, 23 July 2016 (UTC)
Made for entertainment (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploads · Abuse filter logblock user with fake Flickr reviewed tags from the blacklisted Flickr account. —SpacemanSpiff 03:37, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  Done INeverCry 05:34, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
Semuzaffarnagar (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploads · Abuse filter logblock user, Politician17 (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploads · Abuse filter logblock userSpacemanSpiff 08:08, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
  Done Both socks blocked and uploads nuked. INeverCry 18:17, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Zindopug (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploads · Abuse filter logblock user and SpaceManSuperMan (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploads · Abuse filter logblock user are the latest. cheers—SpacemanSpiff 08:39, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

I think he's also requested moves of a couple of his own uploads, don't know how that works when you nuke. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 14:14, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
@SpacemanSpiff:   Done INeverCry 18:48, 26 July 2016 (UTC)


Pakistani Lala Khan is a confirmed sock of Nouman khan sherani. I'll let you do whatever you think appropriate with this information. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 11:47, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

Also think Farhanullah68 is part of that group, I've asked for a new CU sweep at Sockpuppet investigations/Nouman khan sherani but the Farhanullah one isn't active at en. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 18:15, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
@Magog the Ogre:, @SpacemanSpiff: This looks to be the latest: Gulan Khan. Same actor uploads as the above socks. INeverCry 06:37, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
Right, I just blocked a couple of them on en but they aren't here. He's making different socks for different projects now. sigh. —SpacemanSpiff 06:41, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
@SpacemanSpiff: These actors named Khan are a real pain in the ass: Khursheed Khan Photo...   INeverCry 06:47, 25 July 2016 (UTC)
I recently saw a movie in which I learned that entire towns in South Asia sometimes share the same last name. So it's entirely probable that a bunch of people live in a low education area such that no one understands that spamming their family on Wikipedia is inappropriate. That said, it's not appropriate so I treat them as socks or meatpuppets. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:10, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

One more sock farm

This one impersonates BLPs that he edits and uploads copyvios on that. See Sockpuppet investigations/Georgemohan88, the two accounts that are active here are Georgemohan88 (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploads · Abuse filter logblock user whose uploads I got deleted through this DR and SubikshaKrishnan (talk · contributions · Move log · block log · uploads · Abuse filter logblock user an impersonation name of the subject of the uploads. cheers. —SpacemanSpiff 18:13, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

  Done INeverCry 18:28, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

Freedom of panorama in Belgium

Hello! I noticed that you deleted the file "File:Atomium - 1958.jpg" claiming it to be a copyright violation. And that it would have been up until ten days ago. However, as you can see here Belgium adopted freedom of panorama from July 15 onwards. Thus I assume that the picture in question was actually quite okay now. /FredrikT (talk) 23:23, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

  Done INeverCry 23:26, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
It's not a case of FOP, it's a case of derivative work. It isn't the work of the uploader, the uploader scanned in a drawing made for the 1958 world expo. --Vera (talk) 09:02, 25 July 2016 (UTC)


I removed the Category:Décolleté from this file as I thought it was mistagged/depreciative. The upload user put back the category. The file is used on German Wikipedia. I would like you to have a look on this file and advise me. Cheers, Epsilon Tauri (talk) 10:53, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

I've undone his revert of you. His categorization of that image into a cleavage category is just plain incorrect. INeverCry 18:40, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Coin - Achraf Baznani.jpg

Hello, I think the image is under licence CC BY-SA 4.0 as mentioned in Alfabytes (talk) 09:52, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

  Done INeverCry 17:14, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Gustave Courbet bela irlandesa.jpg

sorry that I forgot some wp's in use, now I changed all and made a new DR, perhaps you'd like to look after it again. Thank you--Oursana (talk) 01:10, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

  Done Deleted and closed. INeverCry 01:31, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

Yet another SPA case

This one. Thanks. I appreciate your help.--Fixertool (talk) 02:04, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

  Done INeverCry 02:07, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

File:CH Otago cropped.jpg

Hi! I think File:CH Otago cropped.jpg was uploaded by the copyright holder - was there an issue? Thanks, T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 01:30, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

The uploader gave as the source/author: "University of Otago". We would need OTRS permission from a University representative to host the file on Commons. INeverCry 02:40, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks T.Shafee(Evo﹠Evo)talk 07:33, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

Tasnim review

I'm uploading many number of Tasnim photos and it would be hard for others to check them, as I know the rule I think it's better to have an access that I could review my own uploaded files. So would you please let me have autopatroller and image reviewer access. --Freshman404Talk 05:46, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Image Reviewers aren't allowed to review their own uploads under Commons policy, so there's no point in that. You'd have to pass a request for that right anyways, which would be a waste of time. I've autopatrolled you to make it easier for others to review your uploads. I can handle most or even all of them myself. All you really need to do is make sure you've got all the sources right and the descriptions and other details right so I can do the reviews quickly and easily. INeverCry 06:49, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
OK :)--Freshman404Talk 09:54, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Marcelo Chierighini

Listen it:

1-Marcelo Chierighini is a Brazilian swimmer, world famous, which has articles in SEVEN Wikipedias. Look here: . He finished 5th in the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in the 100m freestyle, look here:'s_100_metre_freestyle;

2- There is no picture of him in the Commons today, we need pictures of him;

3-User Felipe Chierighini is direct relative of him (possibly brother, I don't know), I've found him posting in PT-Wiki and asked him to include photos of Marcelo, as only he could get pictures of it with free license. Why are you trying to delete the pictures? They are valid and legitimate!! 12:38, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

I have no clue when or how I tried to get these images deleted? I've put in a keep vote at the deletion request, though, since he's obviously a notable person. INeverCry 18:38, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Birth certificate of Chiune Sugihara.jpg

Hi, could you please explain what the problems were about the file Birth certificate of Chiune Sugihara.jpg? BTW I have replace the file with a more accurate naming with description and source. Thank you in advance!

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Highestever (talk • contribs) 15:19, 26 July 2016 (UTC)
These were deleted per Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Highestever. INeverCry 18:39, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Follow-up Files of the user Accu-rate

Hello INeverCry,
sorry, I overlooked that you had answered me. Yes, we allow paid-editing in the German Wikipedia, as long as a verified account is used. As far as I know Commons has not the same strict rules as en-Wikipedia, has it? I unblocked the account now and restored the files, so the user can continue to edit in dewp. I hope this is ok for you. --DaB. (talk) 23:28, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

That's fine. INeverCry 00:08, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

"I don't want to" as reason for deletion

Greetings! There was a recent nomination — Commons:Deletion requests/File:Summer botany.JPG. The deletion was requested by the author on the grounds of "I don't want my pic to be here". But as I understand CC-BY-SA license, this is illegitimate reason: once licensed, the rights are transferred and can't be withdrawn — by terms of the license. I don't actually want to restore the file, I want to clarify the policies for me: is this a common Commons practice to fulfil such requests, or is this your particular decision? --ssr (talk) 12:19, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

This was a mistake on my part. I've reversed my close and restored the file. Thanks for catching that. INeverCry 17:23, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for your consultation! There were 3 more alike files on that day, starting from: Commons:Deletion_requests/Archive/2016/07/20#File:Summer_botany.JPG --ssr (talk) 07:10, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
  Done Reversed, restored, kept. INeverCry 23:58, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Kazakh Khanate.svg

"widely used" this is a basic problem. Kazakh Khanate hadn´t a flag, instead a flag was Tamga. Флаг не является флагом Казахского Ханства. Об этом написано в описании. Но при использовании файла, не предупреждают об этом. --Oscuro (talk) 21:30, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

See COM:INUSE. INeverCry 21:31, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
I saw. But it isn't 3.4 an educational purpose. Не было такого флага, это водит читателей с разных стран мира в заблуждение о символике Казахского ханства. --Oscuro (talk) 21:39, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
This is used on dozens of wikis. Commons doesn't dictate to these wikis which flags should be used. You would have to replace all those usages before the file could be considered for deletion here. Don't revert me again or you'll be blocked. INeverCry 22:28, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
Как Вы можете подводить итог, если не можете вникнуть суть претензии? Вы мне предлагаете, чтобы я на всех языковых разделов стал объяснить, что флага такого не было? Почему нельзя просто временно оставить шаблон на удаление, не принимая решения? В чем такая принципиальность? --Oscuro (talk) 22:41, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
The deletion request is closed. The file is widely used. If you opened the DR again, the result will be the same. Why waste time? Reverting me doesn't even open the deletion request again anyways. It just puts the old tag up where nobody can see it. INeverCry 22:50, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
Немного удивляет Ваша принципиальность и поспешное принятие решения. --Oscuro (talk) 23:09, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
I have no personal interest in this. I was just following COM:INUSE, which is a long-established policy on Commons. If you want to re-nominate the image for deletion, you have to use the link on the left side of your screen that says "Nominate for deletion". This is the only way to start a new request. Good luck with it. INeverCry 23:40, 27 July 2016 (UTC)


WTH? A 2014 PNG is not a copyvio of a 2016 SVG, especially when they are not identical, and the PNG is even more different from the 'original' SVG. This was a mistake. Reventtalk 17:52, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

My apologies for the mistake. I've restored the image. INeverCry 17:55, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Sorry for yelling at you, but I'd literally just declined the same person trying to delete the PNG as a duplicate, and was posting to his talk page when you hit the button on that speedy.... I'd literally just looked at them in the blinker. Reventtalk 17:58, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
Sorry for causing trouble. But its not only a duplicate but a copy fraud and copy rioght violation, too. See my talk page for more details me discussing with Revent. -- MaxxL - talk 19:43, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

Edit reversion on Portuguese Village pump without a reason given

I left a message at Portuguese Village pump, the same I did at English Village pump, and the user Rodrigolopes (talk · contribs) reverted my message without a reason given, and curiously after I left the message at Commons:Village pump. I asked him the reason why he did it, but I got no answer so far. What should I do? Epsilon Tauri (talk) 22:30, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

It looks like your two posts are up at the moment. You could always take a problem like this to COM:AN/U if it kept going back and forth, but I personally wouldn't want to see two good editors like you and Rodrigo spend time fighting. INeverCry 22:45, 27 July 2016 (UTC)
Thank so much for your advises! Rodrigo replied me, he said he saw the message as an message to users talk page rather than being on village pump. I understand his point of view. Unfortunately, there are featured images that doesn't use any category regarding the time in space, such as date of creation, or even the technique used. Sorry to bother you once again! Cheers, Epsilon Tauri (talk) 04:22, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

File tagging File:Junaid Akhter.jpg

Here's the Link to License Information from the author All Images are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.

which means you can use them for both personal and commercial use for free!

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Fosterzone (talk • contribs) 05:21, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
I've fixed it up, but you'll have to add to the permission field of any further images you upload from that source. Now you can head over to Wikipedia and source his article before the BLP PROD gets it deleted. INeverCry 05:55, 30 July 2016 (UTC)


Remember this?. Well, this couple are sockpuppets: [5] and [6]. Thanks.--Fixertool (talk) 22:33, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

  Done Socks blocked, uploads nuked. INeverCry 22:38, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Paki Afu.jpg

Can you remove the first uploaded bad image from this file page now that a good image exists? Thanks Ww2censor (talk) 21:10, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

  Done INeverCry 21:12, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Ww2censor (talk) 21:20, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

photo question

hello INeverCry, around two weeks ago you deleted the photos in my article....2 weeks ago I did as requested and sent the photos with the proper OTRS form to the permissions-commons email. My question long does it usually take for them to process this, they notify me? thanks Spacestar7 (talk) 23:47, 28 July 2016 (UTC)

They're pretty busy, so it can take a few weeks. You can post at the OTRS Noticeboard to check on progress. INeverCry 00:00, 29 July 2016 (UTC)


Thank you for your defense but here are the usual three or four to attack me and the others are afraid and do not defend me, EXCEPT YOU. Much appreciated thanks.--LivioAndronico (talk) 09:24, 29 July 2016 (UTC)


Hiya INC: Would you take a look at this page and see if you think perhaps the "self" is perhaps not entirely correct? I have looked at too many swiped images this morning and I'm crosseyed. Ellin Beltz (talk) 16:25, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

There are some iffy things in there, but that's the fruit toward the top of the tree. I'm old and slow, and I prefer to gather it off the ground, or, at best, from the branches I can reach without much effort...   INeverCry 18:04, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Kanwal Ameen

Where can I see the original image and license for the image you just deleted as a copyvio? Atsme 📞 23:09, 30 July 2016 (UTC)

File:Prof. Dr. Kanwal Ameen.jpg 222 × 227 (6,493 bytes) Google Image search was marked for speedy deletion as coming from It was transferred from on 17 October 2015. The uploader gave this info: Chairperson Department of Information Management, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan 2014-06-20 Author = Rahmatgee. That tiny thumb size is concerning in and of itself. If this person is the photographer, a larger file with metadata would be expected. My thought is that the file probably comes from (careful, this takes a long time to load - the image in question is at bottom left) and was used in the linkedin profile by the subject. This is an official portrait, so the uploader would have to provide convincing OTRS info that he's connected to the University, or would have to upload a larger version with EXIF. INeverCry 23:33, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
Who marked it for speedy delete and under what premise? The reason I ask - we just finished a rather lengthy AfD that closed as no consensus, and then poof - out of the blue, her image disappeared. Anyway, the image for the infobox doesn't need to be a big picture - it should have been kept local to begin with, not here on Commons. So let me understand clearly - an editor tagged it for speedy delete - who? - and you deleted it because you "suspected" a copyvio even though the uploader claimed ownership at the time of upload. Well, if you think a copyvio is involved, then you need to speedy delete :File:Professor_Dr._Khalid_Mahmood.jpg because the same editor uploaded both images of the two professors, colleagues in the same department at the same university. Atsme 📞 03:10, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for pointing out that other upload. That and the few other images he's uploaded look to be copyvios as well. See Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Rahmatgee. As for who tagged it, that can be seen at his talk. He's had several other uploads deleted. Sometimes new users have a hard time with COM:CB and especially COM:NETCOPYVIO. One of our basic policies for handling possible copyvios is COM:PRP. We get around 1,000 copyvios uploaded here per day, out of about 10,000 daily image uploads, which can be difficult for the small number of active admins and new uploads patrollers we have (about 25 admins and maybe the same number of people patrolling new uploads). It was the same way when I was an administrator over on Wikipedia in 2013; we had only a handful of people dealing with FFD and PUF (mostly me and Diannaa at the time). INeverCry 19:10, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
INeverCry - I did some research and discovered the deleted image was used in a press release here; therefore it is acceptable as a local upload on en.Wikipedia per Wikipedia:File_copyright_tags/Non-free. I hate to add more work to your already busy schedule, but can you please recover that image and upload it locally per the fair use Promotional material? Atsme 📞 17:49, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
@Atsme: I've temporarily restored it so it can be uploaded to Wikipedia: File:Prof. Dr. Kanwal Ameen.jpg. I haven't done anything with fair use over there in years, so I'm sure you can get that handled much better and faster than I could. INeverCry 18:56, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
Thank you kindly! I'll upload the image over there and will notify you when it's done. Your efforts are much appreciated. Atsme 📞 19:17, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

Morteza Aviny

Can you please say how your deletion of Morteza Avini photo is in accordance with Commons:PRP? Thanks. --Mhhossein (talk) 05:15, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

Czar's comments and concerns at Commons:Deletion requests/File:Morteza Aviny.jpg state the case pretty well, along with your own comment at bottom about OTRS. This small B&W portrait (186 × 266 (10,114 bytes)) isn't like the war photography on that site. I know of course that pro photogs often downsize their images to protect their monetary value, but a 10kb thumb like this is unusually small. INeverCry 19:22, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for your response. I'll try to find him and ask him upload the real size image, if I can. --Mhhossein (talk) 06:51, 1 August 2016 (UTC)


How can a blocked user have made new uploads? [7] Blocked in June, uploading in August? I'm puzzled! Ellin Beltz (talk) 15:56, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

The 1 month block ended on July 14th [8]. In his uploads he states that there's a pending OTRS permission. INeverCry 19:33, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
Well, duh! Thanks ! Ellin Beltz (talk) 19:41, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Important message about copyright infringement

Hello. This user uploaded many photos with fake license. All photos haven't Creative Commons licence. In addition, this person already added photos with fake licence, which have deleted, and he is continuing do this. In my opinion, this person may have ban because of constant bad actions with photos. Thank you. АндрейХьюстон (talk) 19:51, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

  Done Uploads deleted, user indef-blocked as a serial copyvio uploader. INeverCry 22:20, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

File:MIA volunteers international.png

Hi there is a source see the log. is free with cc license.[9] --2003:4D:2C1D:FB08:DCD:4EEF:60DD:C44 04:01, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

This failed a license review by my fellow admin Czar. I think there was some issue with how and where obtain the images they use, and what rights they have to publish them under free licenses. INeverCry 04:06, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
The issue with this one was that it listed its source as "" but the image was not there. And the Internet Archive does not host older versions of the page due to its robots.txt file. INC is referring to another (separate) issue with the site's image policy, in which the site listed images as public domain that were not. czar 04:11, 1 Augus
the file was from 2007. I think the website is changed in 9 years. --2003:4D:2C1D:FB08:DCD:4EEF:60DD:C44 04:15, 1 August 2016 (UTC)


Thanks for changing the name of the photo as requested. When I used to type my name in google, it was some 8th page hence I wanted it to be proper. I just saw one more photo uploaded by me, of Rajgad Fort. You may like to see this as well. This is also a beautiful photo. It must be looking great in this season when all the yellow grass becomes green! --Abhijeet Safai (talk) 06:02, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

I prefer the less hazy view given in File:.... Rajgad 16.JPG. Most of the photos in that series are excellent. A few suffer from the haze, but there's not a lot you could've done about that. INeverCry 06:12, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

File:Mac McGarry - It's Academic.jpg

You deleted it based on a "no permission" tag, but was uploaded as own-work. The tagger (User:Marchjuly) said it "Looks like a screenshot" (edit-summary for adding the tag), but EXIF and comparison to File:It's Academic 2009-12-12.jpg (other upload by same person) suggest to me it is reasonably an actual live photograph. Should we take it to COM:DR, just discuss it here further? DMacks (talk) 06:40, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

I think you're right. I've restored it. INeverCry 07:04, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
@INeverCry, DMacks: I noticed the EXIF data only after I made that edit sum. FWIW, my intent was to go back and make a dummy edit to correct it and remove the tag, but I got busy and neglected to do so. I apologize for any confusion/problems this caused. -- Marchjuly (talk) 07:15, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
No worries! Thanks to you both for resolving it! I undid commonsdelinker's followup removal. DMacks (talk) 07:16, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
@DMacks: Just for reference, a DR for this file has been started at Commons:Deletion requests/File:Mac McGarry - It's Academic.jpg -- Marchjuly (talk) 21:58, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

"Excessive vandalism" protect

Re: [10]

Hello. Looking at the page history for that file page, I can only surmise that the "excessive vandalism" refers to my image replacements, which were based on discussion at en-wiki. What in my upload comments looks like vandalism to you? My username at Commons may be redlinked, and I don't have much history here, but I do have three years and 26,000 edits (and an Editor-of-the-Week award) at en-wiki and zero history of vandalism there or here. Unless I'm reading this wrong, your protection of the page was fairly poor judgment. I'm no longer involved with that image or the en-wiki article that used to include it, so I don't really care that much, but I'm curious as to how this could have happened. Mandruss (talk) 21:24, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

@Mandruss: There are 73 deleted revisions of this file which are overwrites by blocked VOA account EditsOrArticles. The protection is meant to stop further socking/vandalism/overwrites by that individual. INeverCry 21:30, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
I see, thank you for the explanation. I wasn't aware you could have deleted revisions with no indication in the history. Have a nice day! Mandruss (talk) 21:35, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
@Mandruss: Can you see these log entries: [11]? There should be a link at top left on any file page that says "View logs for this page" when you click on the "History" tab. Only hidden or oversighted revisions should be completely invisible to regular editors. INeverCry 21:41, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
Yes, I can see that. But if there is an analagous situation at en-wiki, my three years is not long enough to have experienced it. I've never had to look any further than the page history itself, or perhaps the talk page, to see the reason for protection. Not a big deal, and I'm unlikely to see it again here. Mandruss (talk) 21:42, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the talk page protect

That user under various IPs and sockpuppet accounts has been harassing me and User:MarnetteD and User:Sro23 on this and other wikis and wikias when they get blocked on Wikipedia. Because, you know, that's such the mature thing to do. I actually find their attacks amusing, which is why I restored their edit on my talk page. Again, thanks for the protect. Cheers! :)

Those antics can be amusing to a certain extent, but some of these guys do this for years and years. Look at Wikinger and FutPerf or David Beals and Ian Thomson. I have one sockmaster here, Jermboy27, who's done 500,000+ edits here with sock IPs over the course of 8+years...   INeverCry 22:52, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

Imports to Wikiversity

Hi INeverCry!

You recently deleted File:Waddington_epigenetics.jpg and File:Close-up_aerial_photo_of_The_Lange_Wand.jpg, I believe for no source. Can you briefly restore these so I can import them to Wikiversity and return them to my lectures. I can put their copyrights at Fair use and attempt to find sources. We recently had the Phabricator allow us to import from Commons but the file needs to be temporarily restored to allow this.

Thank you in advance, --Marshallsumter (talk) 22:17, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

  Done Temp restored. INeverCry 23:17, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
I've imported both and made backups just in case re-deleting them here causes them to vanish from Wikiversity. Thanks again! --Marshallsumter (talk) 00:22, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

The violator has created a new account

I wrote you few days ago about violator, which uploaded photo with wrong licence. This person created new account and he uploads the same photos. АндрейХьюстон (talk) 12:27, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

  Done Uploads nuked, sock blocked. INeverCry 18:54, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

File:Plato Platoni.jpg


It's a pleasure to greet you. I need your help and directions to properly incorporate this image. I have verified that other images of this author are properly published several years ago with the corresponding authorizations and would comply with the same rules. If you help me with the necessary corrections we'd really appreciate it. (Public domain copyright has expired) over 100 years

Description Spanish: Portrait of Plato Platoni Date January 1, 1674 Source Book Aquila Sancta Sive Bavarica Author Ioanne Palatio

Thank you for your help and guidance.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by PLATO PLATONI (talk • contribs) 19:24, 03 August 2016 (UTC)
  Done Restored. INeverCry 19:34, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

File:Quick Off The Mark Productions Farewell Logo.jpg

Hi There

You recently deleted File:Quick Off The Mark Productions Farewell Logo.jpg saying it had no permission. As you will see on my page I have a confirmed account. Can you please restore this. Thanks --GFAChris (talk) 23:37, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

  Done INeverCry 23:43, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
Cheers --GFAChris (talk) 02:44, 3 August 2016 (UTC)


Deleted? A withdrawn deletion order, for a used image (a cropped version)? The original should remain too, I think. -- Kürschner (talk) 06:45, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

This was deleted per uploader request of KristinaLupa with 7 days of upload, which is allowed per policy (Commons:Criteria_for_speedy_deletion#General_reasons #7) as the image was unused: [12]. I've also deleted the cropped version since the full version deletion leaves that unsourced (it would be discourteous to keep a cropped version of something the uploader wanted deleted anyways, especially as she's a new user, and that would be taking advantage of her). I've re-closed the DR to make this clear. She made her request while the DR was open (uploaded on 25th, DR on 27th, uploader speedy on 28th) - I must've missed the DR tag when I did the speedy delete and closed the DR as a formality later when I was doing daily DR closes. Sorry for the confusion. INeverCry 16:12, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
It is ok, i did not notice that the request came from the uploader. Thank you! -- Kürschner (talk) 16:34, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Files for deletion statistics


I trust you're fine. Please, how can I check the statistics of files I have nominated for deletion. I mean how can I see the lists of files I have nominated for deletion. Thanks. Wikicology (talk) 19:33, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

You can search your contributions in the Commons namespace: [13]. INeverCry 19:36, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. This is helpful. Warm regards. Wikicology (talk) 19:43, 3 August 2016 (UTC)

please restore File:Juin1933_Marie_Louise_Gheerbrant_Lourdes.jpg

Hello, could you restore the file Juin1933_Marie_Louise_Gheerbrant_Lourdes.jpg ? This file is from my personal family archives, just like the four others pictures of Marie Louise Gheerbrant I uploaded, so it's perfectly Copyright free for Wikipedia. Thanks Brunogh (talk) 10:08, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

  Done I'm not seeing these anywhere else on the web, so I've restored this as own work. INeverCry 18:27, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

File:Elisabetta Farnese Palazzo Boveri.jpg

It is a pleasure to say hello and ask about the removal of the image. There are other images freely published author Ilario Spolverini (1657 - 1734) This material is public domain in countries where copyright extends for 100 years (or less) after the death of the author and copyright expired Image located in Reggia di Caserta, Italy. Thank you very much for your help and guidance. Sincerely PLATO PLATONI

  Done INeverCry 18:01, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

History of Thought.png

Earlier discussion

You have deleted a file that had, right under it, commons licensing. If you had read below the initial warning you would have read it. I understand the resolve you have for licensing, but you must understand my resolve that you read a bit further down the page before you delete other people's work. Dwt2 (talk) 05:23, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

So, now, tell me please, how I can upload the image for which an email of licence was displayed with the image. When I try to upload it now, the site auto rejects it. I need you to fix this please as you are responsible for this deletion. Thank you.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Dwt2 (talk • contribs) 05:37, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
You stated in the description of this file "Original art by Reggie Graham". We need OTRS permission from Reggie Graham to host this file on Commons. INeverCry 19:25, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
I've deleted the other artwork/image by Mr. Graham. Since you've declared that you're David Thomas and not the artist, we have to have evidence that Mr. Graham releases his work under a free license in order to protect his copyright and make sure the files are safe for Commons to host. INeverCry 19:37, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

It was there. After the notice of licence was posted Mr. Graham registered the art and his permission was displayed beneath the warning. You missed that when you deleted the image. Dwt2 (talk) 22:13, 31 July 2016 (UTC) You have deleted two files now. You are not acting in the best interest of this community.Dwt2 (talk) 22:17, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

I'm looking at the deleted file right now. There was no permission. Here's the info you gave upon upload:
 |description={{en|1=Socrates, Maslow, Freud, Vygotsky, Descartes, Piaget and Rover get together for drinks. This comic take a satirical look at some of the big stereotypes in the development of psychology and our perception of some of the main innovators. Original art by Reggie Graham (Ziggyfin)}}
== {{int:license-header}} ==
You uploaded the other file as own work as well, but labeled it as being by Mr. Graham. This isn't your own work, so you can't license it with {{Self}} or claim it as {{Own}} work. Only Mr. Graham can provide a free license. We need OTRS permission from Mr. Graham for these files. INeverCry 22:35, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for your reply. You see, I do own the art because I commissioned it for creative commons use. Alas, I wanted to give credit to the artist who drew it for me. I then asked him, to avoid any confusion between me and him, to go onto the site and add the permission using the generator at

He did this and the permission by email appeared right away. As for the other image, I got him to do the same after I uploaded that one and the licence information was displayed with the image too. I don't understand why that is not there. It is not with the upload but it was associate with the image after the upload.

Thanks for your reply.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Dwt2 (talk • contribs) 06:06, 01 August 2016 (UTC)

BTW, the proof of email for the second piece of art that you removed is Ticket#: 2016072410011178 Dwt2 (talk) 16:53, 1 August 2016 (UTC) Reg could not find the first one he sent (although it was shown on the site) but registered it AGAIN as shown below. Hope this is sufficient.

Forwarded message ----------

From: Reggie Graham <> Date: Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 9:55 AM Subject: OTRS Release To:

I hereby affirm that I, Reggie Graham, am the creator and/or sole owner of the exclusive copyright of the media work I agree to publish the above-mentioned work under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International. I acknowledge that by doing so I grant anyone the right to use the work, even in a commercial product or otherwise, and to modify it according to their needs, provided that they abide by the terms of the license and any other applicable laws. I am aware that this agreement is not limited to Wikipedia or related sites. I am aware that the copyright holder always retains ownership of the copyright as well as the right to be attributed in accordance with the license chosen. Modifications others make to the work will not be claimed to have been made by the copyright holder. I acknowledge that I cannot withdraw this agreement, and that the content may or may not be kept permanently on a Wikimedia project.

Reggie Graham 2016-08-01

[generated using relgen]

Dwt2 (talk) 16:58, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

That should take care of it. An OTRS member will process and confirm the email and then restore the images, or they'll ask an admin like me to do so. If you have questions about progress in the processing of the ticket, you can ask at the OTRS noticeboard. INeverCry 19:01, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

Thank you. I hope this can be done soon. The page is to be reviewed this week. Dwt2 (talk) 03:30, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Now help me understand this, please. When I click on the link it says that the image is deleted but I can upload it again. Is this true? Is it really deleted or will it, as you indicated, be restored. I'm a bit confused here.Dwt2 (talk) 05:14, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

The OTRS member you're dealing with should be able to restore it for you or request that it be restored. Re-uploading it before OTRS processes and confirms the permission would just get it deleted again. Email OTRS about the ticket or post at the OTRS Noticeboard. They're busy so the image may not be restored quickly. INeverCry 05:47, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. I'll follow up with them by email. Dwt2 (talk) 00:55, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

Deletion of Photos for Draft: Institute of Social and Policy Sciences

All photos uploaded for the above mentioned article have been removed from Commons. The procedure mentioned for the purpose was adopted in this case: an email from official account was sent to ''. Following are the photos deleted for 'no permission'. Can you please recheck and guide what way to adopt.

Looking forward to it.--Abdullah Alam (talk) 06:16, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

You can check on progress of an OTRS ticket/email at the OTRS noticeboard. INeverCry 19:30, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
An editor has reviewed at OTRS and approved the files. Do I need to add these photos back manually in the original articles where they were used? --Abdullah Alam (talk) 05:42, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
No. The OTRS member handling the ticket will either restore the files (if they're also an administrator), or will request restoration at COM:UDEL. INeverCry 05:45, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Transfering deleted files on local

Hi, can you restore and transfer these files (Commons:Deletion requests/File:Хвильовий в Молодёжном парке.jpg Commons:Deletion requests/File:Khvylovy symbolic grave Kharkov.JPG) on uk wiki local? --Andriy.v (talk) 10:53, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

@Andriy.v: I've restored them and can give you a day or so to transfer them to I wouldn't know how to do that myself. INeverCry 16:19, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. I've already transferred files by myself. However, do you know if here is a bot or a tool which can do these transferings?--Andriy.v (talk) 20:11, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
NickK would be the person to ask about that. INeverCry 20:18, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Why Olivier_Racine_-portrait_2016.jpg was deleted ?

Hi @INeverCry I would like to know why you deleted picture Olivier_Racine_-portrait_2016.jpg ? I have authorization to use this picture by the photographer Eddy Mottaz, I don't know what to do. Could you explain me what is the problem if I have right to publish this and the author name is mentioned. Thank you in advance. Best Regards, Alexandra --Kselaone (talk) 19:29, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Proof of authorization : From: Eddy Mottaz Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2016 5:21 PM To: Olivier Racine Subject: Re: Photos

Oui, volontiers Bonne journée Eddy

Envoyé de mon iPhone

Le 14 juil. 2016 à 16:28, Olivier Racine a écrit :

Bonjour Eddy,

Me donnes-tu l’autorisation s’il te plait en te mentionnant de bien entendu, de publier mon portrait (celle qui a été choisie pour “Le Temps”) dans mon nouveau profil WIKIPEDIA.

Je te remercie pour ton retour.

Amitiés Olivier Racine

Permission has to be sent using OTRS. INeverCry 20:09, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

File coding

Greetings! There is an individual who has been tagging File:Eritrean Women.jpeg with an invalid no permission template. He seems rather desperate to get rid of the file, as he also nominated the image for deletion and double voted there to delete it (first as the nominating ip, then with his Commons account) [14]. I fixed the file template and permission coding, but he messed with that too [15]. Can you please keep an eye on the file? Cheers-- Soupforone (talk) 15:45, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

  Done I've closed the spurious DR, reviewed the license for the image and passed it, and blocked the disruptive editor/IP. INeverCry 18:16, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

File:Martin Zander.jpg

Hi! Please check this file. I don't know which license would be good. Compare with category:Sanke postcards, please. --Regasterios (talk) 19:05, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

I'm not familiar with those at all. You'd be better off asking at COM:VP/C. INeverCry 19:10, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
OK, thank you. --Regasterios (talk) 19:19, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

Text isn't subject to copyright?

Please provide a more substantive explanation. short phrases are copyrightable. It's 'just text' is not a policy-compliant reason to keep. Also we don't allow fair use here. --Elvey (talk) 18:40, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

{{PD-Text}}. INeverCry 19:04, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

Lithuanian vandal from

Hi! You've blocked this moron for a month, but he can still edit "his" talk pages: User talk: --jdx Re: 05:30, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

Or can he?   INeverCry 05:53, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

Just another case

As always. Thanks.--Fixertool (talk) 06:29, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

Copyvio uploads nuked, user warned. INeverCry 18:40, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

Please, check again. I guess he uploaded again more copyvios. And, please check this one too. Thanks.--Fixertool (talk) 21:03, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

WilliamSoto10's last copyvio upload was uploaded at 06:27, 5 August 2016, before my final warning, so he's ok for now. I've nuked the other account's copyvios and will keep him on my watchlist. INeverCry 21:13, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

I appreciate your time and I apologize for being so annoying. You are always really helping me (and other users indirectly). Thank you so much! --Fixertool (talk) 21:29, 5 August 2016 (UTC) Contributor at Wikipedia in Spanish

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Gemeindewappen Obdach groß-2016.jpg

Hi INeverCry. Could you either delete the second nominated file or remove the DR template? Thanks. --Leyo 07:43, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

  Done Deleted. INeverCry 18:42, 5 August 2016 (UTC)

Latchutcho 02 (talk · contributions · Number of edits)


I'm a bit worry about the above user's upload. I have nominated their images for deletion. All of which appears to be copyvios. They uploaded several audio files but I don't trust the user. Could you please take a look at these uploads? Thank you. Wikicology (talk) 13:42, 6 August 2016 (UTC)

Magog has taken care of this guy and his uploads. INeverCry 19:39, 6 August 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. Warm regards. Wikicology (talk) 22:00, 6 August 2016 (UTC)

User rights

How did you know I was looking for my rollback button :) Thanx for the trust, Cheers Mlpearc (open channel) 01:29, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

Caribbean visa file

He INeverCry, you deleted over 1 year ago File:VisumKonderNedCaribischGebied.png, an image of the visa for the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean (and used on this page: en:Visa policy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean). The request was here: Deletion requests/File:VisumKonderNedCaribischGebied.png. I may or may not have added the right copyright tag (I really don't remember; and my way of doing it was in the earlier days less precise). Could you find out what the copyright rationale was?

I have however added similar files under the rationale that Dutch legislation is free of copyright, and such an image stemmed directly from (the annex of) such legislation. So if I used a different rationale here, I will simply re-upload. But if I already used this rationale, I'd like your advice on how to proceed... L.tak (talk) 15:08, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

The license used was {{PD-NL-Gov/nl}}, the deletion rationale can be seen at Commons:Deletion requests/File:VisumKonderNedCaribischGebied.png. Stefan4 is one of our most knowledgeable copyright experts, so you may want to discuss this with him. Otherwise I would suggest filing an undeletion request at COM:UDEL. INeverCry 18:21, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
I will (just regret I didn't see the notice last year so we could have the in depth discussion then). Do you have a link of where I got it from, so we have everything available for the discussion? It seems hard to find nowadays; only from an embassy-site via google... L.tak (talk) 18:28, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
@L.tak: Looks like I missed this question. The source you gave was: " and direct link". INeverCry 04:58, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for looking that up. I'll take it up with Stefan... L.tak (talk) 05:26, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

Question or comment

La mia intenzione era quella di caricare il file, frutto di un mio studio, in wikipedia, in modo che digitando in il termine "curve algebriche" apparisse il collegamento al file. Per il resto su questo wikimedia "" non ci sto capendo niente e non mi ci raccapezzo affatto. Goldbach2

I've tried Google Translate with the above text, and I can't make sense of it. Sorry. INeverCry 19:42, 6 August 2016 (UTC)

Request for undeletion

Hello, could you please restore the following three files:

These are screenshots from the Hebrew Wikipedia; I don't know which license is appropriate for them... Guycn2 · 01:31, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

I've restored them and tagged them with {{Wikipedia-screenshot}}. You might want to check with Geagea, who speaks Hebrew and works on, if anything else needs to be done with these. INeverCry 01:41, 7 August 2016 (UTC)
Thank you for restoring it :) Guycn2 · 09:51, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

Request for deletion

Can you delete User:Xbony2/copycat.js? That's what I meant when I put the deletion request on the talk page. Thanks for your time! Xbony2 (talk) 12:27, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

  Done INeverCry 18:43, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

The daily dose of "whaaa?"

Check out Category:Images where backgound should be removed. Back-gound? really? Ellin Beltz (talk) 17:21, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

Heh, and it was created way back in in 2010...   INeverCry 18:44, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

Bohuslav Reynek

Commons:Deletion_requests/File:Rytec_Bohuslav_Reynek_1892-1971_-_Abel.jpg What about all the other files in the cat.? Please delete them, too. They are all by the same uploader User:NGCZ (which may or may not be an official account the Natioanl Gallery in Prague), hence there was no need to tag every single image. --Anvilaquarius (talk) 11:03, 8 August 2016 (UTC) PS: I listed them all on Category:Undelete in 2042 now. --Anvilaquarius (talk) 11:06, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

  Done INeverCry 19:51, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

Deletion of file: Tristan Meinecke 1916-2004.jpg

The named file was deleted for copyright violation. It was a cropped image from a family photograph from the estate of Tristan Meinecke, which the family has given permission to be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons. The photographer was Tristan Meinecke's brother, now deceased. Other deleted files include: File:Tristan Meinecke 1942 watercolor inv no1-1.jpg. Image of one of Tristan Meinecke's paintings, photograph taken by his son Brad Meinecke, who owns the print and digital rights to both works and has given permission for them to be uploaded. File:Robert Bruce Tague.jpg A photograph of Robert Bruce Tague taken by Tristan Meinecke and included in his estate. Tague had no heirs so I treated his effects found with Tristan's estate as part of his estate. File:Meinecke - Tague building circa 1960.jpg A photograph taken by Meinecke of a property he and Tague designed. If ownership of the building is the issue I won't contest this one. But the family has given permission for the photograph to be uploaded. Some of these photographs also appear at, a website created by Tristan's son Brad Meinecke who owns the rights to them. Many thanks. Zarathuddite

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Zarathuddite (talk • contribs) 18:55, 06 August 2016 (UTC)
I would suggest contacting OTRS with those details. INeverCry 19:40, 6 August 2016 (UTC)


You requested this file to deleted per nomination Why! why you said that my picture is required having a COM:OTRS even though that CNN is not having jurisdiction on this picture,this is owned by 9 Media Corp. in Philippines who run the CNN Philippines [[16]] with the part of Tuner brodcasting Asia Pacific which under also juricsdiction to CNN ,I not dissapoint about your doing but why you do this with me even having it a permission.(talk) 16:30, 06 August 2016 (UTC)

This is a complex logo owned by CNN. Only they can release it under a free license, which is extremely unlikely with big companies like CNN. INeverCry 19:37, 6 August 2016 (UTC)

Undelete several files please

I sent OTRS for several files that were deleted, several days prior to them being deleted. Please undelete them.,_AES%2BF,_2003.jpg,_1996.jpg,_Knight_and_Death,_by_AES%2BF,_2012.jpg,_2015.jpg

Thank You. Asvyatsky (talk) 23:00, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

I can't undelete these because I'm not an OTRS member. You'll have to ask about this at the OTRS Noticeboard or post an indeletion request so an OTRS member can view the email you sent to OTRS. INeverCry 23:10, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

File:1848-49.-Castello di Gusaliggio Pittore ALBERTO PASINI.jpg

This material is public domain in countries where copyright extends for 100 years (or less) after the death of the author and copyright expired Thank you very much for your help and guidance. Sincerely PLATO PLATONI

@PLATO PLATONI: I've restored this and updated the source/author info and the licnesing (see here for how to do these when you upload them). INeverCry 23:08, 7 August 2016 (UTC)

File:General Patton.jpg

I'm a bit confused here. Does the PD photograph source trump the copyright on the bottom of the page here,considering that the user has now uploaded a HQ version that is probably from there? MSJapan (talk) 04:05, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

Since the photograph is indicated to be by a US Army photographer (, the All Rights Reserved license is invalid per {{PD-USGov-Military-Army}}. INeverCry 04:54, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
I think the answer is the same, but I'd note you linked to a different file in the same collection. :) Thanks for the clarification! MSJapan (talk) 00:57, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Contributions by User:Elite Entertainment

Hello, INeverCry. How do you do?

I was wondering if you could take a look at User:Elite Entertainment's contributions which aren't many. I find them a bit suspicious. You see, most of them are thumbnail-sized (322 × 480) but have high photographic quality. It seems they could have been just taken from the web instead of being his own work.

I need an advice as to whether I should proceed with a deletion request.

Best regards,
Codename Lisa (talk) 08:46, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

I've tagged these for permission. Elite Entertainment could very well be a legitimate promoter of this artist. We'll see if they're able to provide sufficient OTRS permission. INeverCry 19:49, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Request for deletion : Attentat de l'église de Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray

Bonjour, Je vous remercie de vérifier les droits pour l'image de la photo File:Abdel Malik Petitjean.jpg sur l'article Attentat de l'église de Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray et de procéder à sa suppression si non autorisé. D'avance merci.--Sidonie61 (talk) 08:52, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

@Sidonie61 : Bonjour, pour les questions en français il vaut mieux s'adresser à COM:BISTRO. Il y a déjà eu plusieurs débats sur les photos d'identité, voir {{PD-ID-France}}. --Thibaut120094 (talk) 13:50, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
merci de ces précisions. J'ai également regardé si le fichier de la photo sur la page des Attentats de Nice avait des droits et il semble bien que non. Bien cdt.--Sidonie61 (talk) 14:57, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Chelsea Manning photo

You removed chelsea2008.jpeg saying that it did not have appropriate licensing. However, I do believe that I included the license, which is CC-BY-SA, and which shows on the web page with the photo. Is the problem with the "SA" part of the license? I didn't notice the possibility of an undeletion request so I have re-uploaded it, but AFAIK the results should be identical to what I did before. Thanks, LaMona (talk) 14:43, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Looks like a mistake on my part. I've passed the license review for the image. INeverCry 19:52, 9 August 2016 (UTC)


Greetings Russian speaker ! I found a photo for you to have a look at for license & category ! File:Пам'ятник Степану Чарнецькому після відкриття.jpg Sorry but it exceeds my Russian on that tag! Thank you for all you do. Ellin Beltz (talk) 19:33, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

@Ellin Beltz: That's all in Ukrainian, but I'm not bad at finding my way around in that language either. See Commons:Deletion requests/File:Пам'ятник Степану Чарнецькому після відкриття.jpg. INeverCry 20:06, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Another one

All are copyvio. Thanks in advance.--Fixertool (talk) 21:13, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

  Done Nuked all the uploads except one simple-looking logo, and blocked uploader for a week. INeverCry 21:18, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

File:AKW Kühlturm Leibstadt per Drohne gefilmt.webm License review

shhi... They must have changed the license in the meantime. I should have asked for a review earlier.... thanks for checking it. Amada44  talk to me 19:24, 10 August 2016 (UTC)


{{Autotranslate|1=File:Lenin.jpg|2=|3=|base=Idw}} Jarekt (talk) 13:32, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Undeletion request File:Amira-Willighagen-20160527.jpg

JayDee2014 (talk) 08:04, 11 August 2016 (UTC)Hello, Can you explain in more detail why you deleted my photo Amira-Willighagen-20160527.jpg from Commons? The reason was Copyright Violation but without further details. Also, the photo is my intellectual property and the person on the photo selected this photo from a series to be used in Wikipedia. 1. How is this photo in your opinion infringing anyone's copyright? 2. Can you please undelete it?

Looks like a mistake on my part. I've restored it and reverted the delinker to put it back in the articles it was used in. I've also added it to the Russian, German, and Ukrainian Wikipedias. INeverCry 19:53, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Jacques Hamel Moubine.jpg

Hi ! Sorry to bother you, but I'm surprised by the argument you used for the conservation. There is an OTRS ticket, which means the painter agrees that the picture can be in Commons, but the question was about the right of the photographer who took the picture the painting is based of. If you think it's ok as well, could you please provide an explanation in the Deletion request ? Thanks ! Léna (talk) 08:03, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

@Léna:. The OTRS ticket was added by a trusted OTRS member and fellow administrator, Thibaut120094 [17], after your deletion request had been started. I thought that meant the OTRS ticket was sufficient. If Thibaut120094 doesn't think the ticket is sufficient, he can simply delete the image or tag it with an OTRS received tag. A deletion request where nobody who's voting can see the OTRS ticket doesn't seem like the way to find a correct outcome. INeverCry 19:44, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Request for undeletion

Hi INeverCry, in July 2016 you have deleted some Schuberth images that I had uploaded. I got these images directly from Schuberth GmbH because I wanted to visualize the Schubert article (which they know). The files are named "Golfball-Speed", "Aero 1954 erster SCHUBERTH Helm" etc. What was the problem? Thanks. flanobrian, 9. August 2016

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Flanobrian (talk • contribs)
OTRS permission from a representative of Schuberth GmbH is needed to demonstrate that they've clearly released these images under a free license that's acceptable for Commons. INeverCry 19:55, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Ticket#: 2016080510000991

Hello INeverCry Just checked and there is a 120 day wait for reviews (if I understand the process) Given the speed that these images were removed is there anything that can be done to expedite their being put back up? Dwt2 (talk) 00:03, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

Wow! Four months? An OTRS member told you this? I can't give these files special attention or treatment, but that 120 day estimate seems very long. I've never heard of such a long wait. I hope it doesn't take that long. I may have to see about becoming an OTRS member again. INeverCry 00:10, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

Hey !

Hi, long time no see!

File:Youtube Beauty Creator Day in Ssinnim (crop) 1.png, File:Youtube Beauty Creator Day in Ssinnim (crop) 2.png, File:Youtube Beauty Creator Day in Ssinnim 1.jpg are almost User:-revi/Tistory compliant despite their non-tistory status: Go to bottom, find "Ads by Naver", see above that section, you'll see CC BY link.--고려 (talk) 01:31, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

The copyright of the photos wasn't in question. These were photos of images and text shown on a screen, making them COM:DW, which was my reason for deleting them. INeverCry 01:34, 10 August 2016 (UTC)


Hi, please can you delete the files of 361szm? Is an other sock of Szm020730. This user is persistent for vandalism. Also I reported on m:SRG for global lock. Thanks in advance. Ks [在这里找到答案] 14:12, 11 August 2016 (UTC).

  Done And I've closed all the deletion requests. INeverCry 19:59, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. This sockmaster has created an account 360szm and vandal flags. The IP range of this vandal is Regards. Ks [在这里找到答案] 11:06, 12 August 2016 (UTC).
I've done a 3-month rangeblock for INeverCry 19:15, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
  Question It's possible add to blacklist to szm? is very, very persistent for vandalism, see Szm306, on the future 306szm. Ks [在这里找到答案] 18:13, 13 August 2016 (UTC).
@Ks-M9: Sock blocked, uploads nuked. It might be possible to create an abuse filter to trap or prevent his socks, but from my long experience that wouldn't be a good idea. Right now he creates socks that we can easily find. If you filter account creation, he may just go to using socks with different names that're harder to find and confirm. We have another guy we've been fighting for a long time, Category:Sockpuppets of Milanopablojavier24, who's naming pattern is my best method of finding his new socks. The naming tells me that this Szm sockmaster is an attention-craver. These guys can be a chore to deal with, but they're much easier to fight than sockmasters like Chace Watson or Josh Rumage who put a lot of effort into staying hidden. I would suggest using Special:ListUsers when you come online, as that can be an easy way to find socks with a naming patern like Czm. INeverCry 19:33, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
@INeverCry:, If you don't mind asking, User:Szm306 created numerous empty categories and I think they all should be deleted. MechQuester (talk) 21:56, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
  Done INeverCry 22:04, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

More of the same

Here. Thanks.--Fixertool (talk) 03:24, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

  Done Uploads nuked. I'll keep him on my watchlist. INeverCry 03:40, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

Need your help

Please see and consider undeleting the category you removed. You could even reverse out all the edits if you want; I think the user has gotten a bit beyond himself here and in other places. Cheers!! Ellin Beltz (talk) 14:54, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

@Ellin Beltz: I've seen this guy quite a bit. A list of his category switches is needed, as he must've emptied categories with cat-a-lot and then tagged the old cats for deletion, so we'd have to restore the old cats and repopulate them. We also need to get him to agree to stopping this or block him if he won't. I'll look into this more thoroughly when I get a shot. For the moment just know that you or Jmabel are free to undo any related deletions I've done or any other actions. I trust your judgment. Otherwise in a bit I'll look into creating a subpage with all the reversals needed. But with this user live and able to edit, there's the issue of him re-doing these problematic changes, and other admins doing the deletions who aren't familiar with the case. I'll have to see if a short block isn't warranted before a cleanup. Or one of you guys can. INeverCry 20:09, 11 August 2016 (UTC)
I'm not experienced enough at rolling back categories on this massive of a scale, but if you'll point me in the right direction, I'll do what I can. I looked at the contributions and my eyes went like @.@ Ellin Beltz (talk) 01:42, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
@Ellin Beltz: You would need to make a list of the categories that were deleted or redirected and the categories that replaced them (scroll through this, especially the middle section, to see an example of what your list would look like). Once you have a workable list, you would undelete the categories that had been deleted, use cat-a-lot to move the files back to the original category, and then delete or redirect the categories created by Errant Knight. If there are any categories that he had redirected, you would delete the redirects and then move the newly created categories back to the old names, and move the files back with cat-a-lot. If you want, you could create a list of the deleted categories you want to restore at a page like User:Ellin Beltz/Categories and I could help with or take care of it. You can easily make a list by copy and pasting from his deleted contributions and his edits in the category namespace. The deleted categories will usually have deletion reasons that show what the new category name is. A quick search of Commons can help with categories that were just deleted as empties. The last thing is what are you going to do with Errant Knight? If he's causing disruption and extra work for others on this scale, an agreement to stop or an indef block will be needed. There would be no use fixing problems if he's going to continue creating them. INeverCry 03:36, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
@Ellin Beltz: I'm not quite sure how many problem categories he's created/moved? If it's most or all of them, I would think a block would be unavoidable. People with a special way they think things should be done don't usually give up that special obsession easily. INeverCry 03:43, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
I can't even count how many categories he's moved and/or which would be a problem... he's on a roll though, check out, with notice of situations like : 11 August 2016 . . (+9)‎ . . m ‘Category:State highways in North Dakota’ ‎ (removed ‘Category:State highways in the United States’; added ‘Category:State highways in the United States by state’ using HotCat) Also the Cafe's issue which brought this up in the first place where the situation is utter chaos... Cafe's in cities in U.S., Cafe's in states in U.S. (wouldn't the latter contain the former?), complaints about moving coffee houses and coffee shops to Cafe's in states in the U.S., and so on. I see users with a lot of category experience cautioning him, but I really do not know how to proceed to fix the situation, nor am I certain that all activies are problem. Do you know an admin who specializes in categories, perhaps with whom I could consult? I am not knowledgeable enough to even prepare the list, I just see what looks like a problem and need help to continue. Ellin Beltz (talk) 16:48, 12 August 2016 (UTC)
@Ellin Beltz: You may want to talk to Achim55, Jarekt, or Rimshot. They participate a lot at COM:CFD. INeverCry 19:11, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

Rights issues

You marked several footballer photos that I have uploaded. I have received a permission from the photographer to use them for non-commercial work. I wonder if that's not enough for Wikimedia? Best regards, --Pajicz (talk) 06:41, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

Sorry, but non-commercial licenses are unacceptable for Commons. See Commons:Flickr files - there's a listing of licenses at top right. INeverCry 06:44, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

Admin opinion needed

Hi, please can you visit this deletion request Commons:Deletion requests/File:Debbie Does Dallas.ogg and give us your opinion as an Admin, Thanks in advance. -Motawer.Dev (talk) 16:18, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

I myself don't care for pornography, and don't have any need or desire for it, but that's just my personal preference. In this case the file is used on two Wikipedias and doesn't seem to have any copyright issues, so COM:INUSE will likely lead to a keep, the basic point being that we at Commons don't get to dictate to other projects what is or isn't educationally useful. INeverCry 19:11, 14 August 2016 (UTC)


Спасибо за доверие. С уважением -- (talk) 05:47, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

File:Station Lane Featherstone - - 1197916.jpg

I don't see how this does not comply with the renaming guidelines, the place name "Featherstone" is not part of the name "Station Lane". "Station Lane Featherstone" implies that Featherstone is part of the name of the road. Featherstone is the location eg like London is the location for "Oxford Street", London. Crouch, Swale (talk) 16:04, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

I declined this per Commons:File renaming#Which files should not be renamed? #1. I think it's clear that Station Lane is in Featherstone with the current name. Another filemover might disagree with me. Feel free to give it another go. I don't mind being overruled. INeverCry 16:55, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
I have done so, thanks, I don't think that it just merely looks better (#1) but it is still not part of the name even though I agree that it would still be clear to most people that "Featherstone" isn't part of the name. Crouch, Swale (talk) 17:12, 16 August 2016 (UTC)

On the two file

There was an error translating the page in Korean. I'd appreciate if you change the pronoun. Sorry my bad English. Jin-gook 13:34, 16 August 2016

(talk page stalker)   Done :) — regards, Revi 16:39, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
I've deleted the 2 redirects since these were uploaded yesterday, and the old names were a bit embarrassing in English. INeverCry 17:01, 16 August 2016 (UTC)


Would you be willing to delete this redirect for me? File:Royal Standard of Scotland.svg. There is another file that this name belongs to. Fry1989 eh? 17:06, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

  Done INeverCry 18:50, 17 August 2016 (UTC)


Greetings! It appears that the files uploaded to Commons in February 2014 by Johnlavall may have been taken without permission from the Fotolink website. The user labels the files as his own work, but Tineye [18] and the Wayback Machine [19] indicate that one of them (File:Kunama Child.jpg) was actually featured on Fotolink three years earlier. The girl in the file is also the same one as on File:Kunama Children.jpg, and she's wearing the same outfit too. Could you please fix this? Kind Regards-- Soupforone (talk) 16:27, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

  Done Uploads nuked. INeverCry 18:49, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

RFR shortcut :)

Aloha! Could you please add autopatrol, fm, and rollback to my alternate account? I'd do it myself, but I bet somebody will get sore. ;-) Thanks! Hedwig --Thorsten Lindner (talk) 06:33, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

  Done INeverCry 18:48, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks bud! I noticed you found another victim to be sysop. Sorry I missed the RfA for Kelly. Anyway, thanks again! --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 02:49, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

Revision deletion question

Hi INeverCry. After seeing User talk:Jackguitarfan#Wikimedia Commons has a specific topic, I think it might have something to do with en:User talk: Diannaa#Revdel question. The content in Commons:Sandbox was the same that was removed and revision deleted from a Wikipedia draft article. Perhaps is also needs to be revdeleted from Commons as well? Please advise on how best to proceed. Thanks in advance. -- Marchjuly (talk) 04:43, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

  Done I've hidden the revision. INeverCry 04:56, 18 August 2016 (UTC)
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