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My formal name is James L. Woodward, but I prefer to be called "Jim"




Pakistan Parliament License QuestionEdit

[copied from an e-mail]

Hello James
I have been trying to convince the Parliament of Pakistan to release the photos of parliamentarians under CC license but they have some concerns. A major concern is they think people would misuse the photos because the CC terms allow modification of photos.. I told them if someone want to do any distortion with photos , they won't bother about copyright terms, etc. But they insist, at the end of the day, any lawmaker can approach them and ask how could they, on their own, provide us consent to use their photos.
So I was thinking if I suggest them to add a clause "The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material." The same was done with Commons:Deletion_requests/File:General_Qamar_Javed_Bajwa.jpg
But I wonder if it would be Okay? Your suggestion required.
Thank you
Saqib

[ends]

Saqib, first, I think that the DR that you cite is a poor precedent because you closed it. While non-Admins are permitted to close DRs as kept, and I agree that the closure was appropriate, I don't think the community will put a lot of weight on it as a precedent. Also note that that image had a CC-BY-SA license.

I think that the clause you suggest will be OK for Commons, but it won't prevent someone modifying the image in a derogatory way and publishing it. That is, while it is probably OK for Commons, it may not solve the problem stated by the Parliament. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 11:33, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

Deletion of a home-made Coats of ArmsEdit

Hello Jim, I saw recently that You decided not to delete this: Commons:Deletion requests/File:Counts of Reutern COA.png

I'll try to explain why it should be deleted. JinxandTonic is an imposter that pretend that he has inherited the titles and names Count(Graf) von Reutern, Baron von Nolcken. I think his real name is Joshua Wood (http://countvonreutern.tumblr.com/). This Coats of Arms is home-made by him. I found out about him by coincident while adding parts of my family to Genipages. You might wonder why I do care about this, but the thing is that the Reutern-Nolcken family is my grandmothers family and I have a good knowledge about this family. There is always only one member of the family that has the title Count/Graf von Reutern, Baron von Nolcken and it is always inherited by the first born son. Today we have the 5th Count von Reutern, Baron von Nolcken living in Germany. I would appreciate if You could help to stop this imposter. Best Regards Jan Colliander — Preceding unsigned comment added by Solvik~svwiki (talk • contribs) 12:59, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

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As I said in my closing comment, the file is in use. Therefore, our policy forbids deleting it for any reason other than copyright violation. There is nothing more to be said on the issue. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 13:20, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

Deletion of Home-made Coats of ArmsEdit

Hello Jim, This is another home-made Coats of Arms made by Joshua Wood. It is not the correct one: Commons:Deletion requests/File:Barons of Nolcken COA.png

For the same reason as with the Coats of Arms for Count von Reutern, this should be deleted. Best Regards Jan Colliander — Preceding unsigned comment added by Solvik~svwiki (talk • contribs) 13:08, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

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Again, as I said in my closing comment, the file is in use. Therefore, our policy forbids deleting it for any reason other than copyright violation. There is nothing more to be said on the issue. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 13:20, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

My PicturesEdit

Hello. First, sorry for my english. Now my question: why have you delete my Pictures? I have a permission for all pictures by the owners. LG Archerwik (talk) 20:03, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

You may have permission, but there was no evidence of it on any of the files and the source sites were all marked with an explicit copyright notice. In order for the images to be restored to Commons, wach of the copyright owners must send a free license using OTRS. Note that you may not forward any licenses you may have -- the license must come directly from the actual copyright holders. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 22:41, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanations. I have asked the owners now if they would send the permission explanation to Wikipedia. One more question please: for the next time, can i see the marked source sites anywhere in my account? Or is the mark on the files only? Greetings --Archerwik (talk) 10:00, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
I don't think you can see the sources. If there are any that you cannot remember, please list them here and I can look them up for you. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 13:14, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. An admin retrieved four pictures where I did not remember the source. I've written to all the owners now, except one: File:Samstagsberg 1711.jpg. There is no author known in the picture, maybe it is in the public domain because of the age, but I can not prove that, so I have already put the deletion request there. Greetings --Archerwik (talk) 15:35, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
It shouldn't be deleted -- it's a crop of File:Kroenung Karl VI Frankfurt 1711.jpg which is old enough that it predates copyright. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 18:03, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
Oh yes, thx. Greetings --Archerwik (talk) 18:10, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

CategorizationEdit

Hi! Can you help me with a categorizations question? ...I would like to ask you that the Category:Theatre directors does it include assistant directors too? Because this. What do you think? Fauvirt (talk) 09:39, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

You could create a new category, but I think it would be better to simply include them in Category:Theatre directors. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 13:16, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
Ok. Is it so right: Category:Theatre assistant directors? Fauvirt (talk) 11:25, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
I removed the last two cats -- having "by country" and "from Hungary" seems way to much detail when we have only one Assistant Director. I also think that having it link to Theatrical Occupations is better -- it's not a subcat of Directors, it is a different occupation. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 11:49, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
You said it, but if you think so, I'm okay. Fauvirt (talk) 13:08, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

Deletion of historical imagesEdit

Hi James, what makes you think the various historical images you recently deleted are copyrighted? That's ill-thought and simply plain wrong. Cheers, Horst-schlaemma (talk) 22:23, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

Commons gets around 10,000 new images every day and must delete around 2,000 of them. A dozen Admins do most of that work, so we work fast and occasionally make mistakes. I would be happy to take another look, but unless you give me file names, I don't know where to look. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 22:41, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

Category:Women by clothingEdit

Hello Jim, btw of such category I noticed that there's not a meta "ByCat" for it (such as : "categories by organization" for association, political parties and so on). What is more suitable for it? Either "categories by clothing" or "Categories by outfit" (or else, if you know something that fits even better)? -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 21:03, 14 January 2018 (UTC)

Hmm. Well, Category:Women by clothing is in Category:Females by clothing , which in turn is in Category:People by clothing. I think some of the cats in Category:Females by clothing should be moved down to Category:Women by clothing, but otherwise, I don't see much to do. Perhaps I am missing your point? .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 23:05, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes   but is my fault. What I was trying to say, I agree that we must be consistent with the category tree, but I was noticing that Commons lacks a supercategory for topics like clothing, shoes, etc (in short, outfit). For example, the category Musicians by musical group is meta-categorized under Categories by organization (flat list). Thus I was wondering which super-category could meta-categorize all the categories about the "outfit" of a person. Hope to have been clearer now. -- SERGIO (aka the Blackcat) 14:51, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

I dont see what I have done wrong and why you deleted my image here.Edit

After you deleted my image you stated that 'Active' 'Contributer' comes first, Ive only just started here. The suggestion that I feel this place is like facebook is not at all appropriate and not called for. I wished to add an image that will appear on MusicBrianz for A Busker Unheard / myself, I have not hidden anything for the purpose of my upload and the page, that until you deleted it, was A Busker Unheard. I came across this place as a place that deals with images rarther than text etc and that my upload was fully appropraite and adds to the site in a genuine positive way. I also feel it has benefit to a minority who can see the image, just as any single image of any person of any interest. John Harrison — Preceding unsigned comment added by MrJRHarrison (talk • contribs) 12:59, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

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You violated policy in a variety of ways. First, the gallery page A Busker Unheard was deleted because Commons does not allow single image galleries, see COM:Galleries. It also does not allow users to have personal galleries, so the page was invalid for two reasons.

As I said at Commons:Deletion requests/File:A Busker Unheard aka John Harrison.jpg, Commons also does not host personal images. There is an exception for personal images of active contributors, but, so far, you have contributed nothing useful to Commons. I have subsequently closed that DR and deleted the image because the image appears without a free license at https://abuskerunheard.bandcamp.com/. In order to restore the image, policy requires that the actual copyright holder (almost always the photographer) must send a free license using OTRS.

Your comments above suggest that you are a person that might be notable. That is not at all clear. There is no WP:EN article and no Google hits on the first several pages. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 14:22, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Reuploads?Edit

Hi, Could you please look if some of the files uploaded circa 29 February 2016 by this user are the same images, with more or less subtle differences in the filenames, that you had deleted on 16 February 2016 per this deletion decision and, if they are the same, if they were somehow validated since the deletion? Thanks. -- Asclepias (talk) 16:27, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Good catch. I deleted 20 files. I suspect that most of the rest of the uploads are also copyvios. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 20:41, 15 January 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Harry's Girl.jpgEdit

Unfortunately your reasoning when closing Commons:Deletion requests/File:Harry's Girl.jpg is a little weak -- Banksy is far better known than the artist of "Harry's Girl.jpg", but a large percentage of Banksy's works are technically illegal graffiti, so there are a lot of images in and under Category:Banksy... -- AnonMoos (talk) 04:16, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

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