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Deletion of images File:Dusepocobza2.jpg and File:Dusepo renlute.jpgEdit

Why have you deleted these images? I have said time and again that I am the sole author of these images, and have sent an e-mail as requested to Wikipedia to confirm this. What more do I need to do? Do I need to create a new account with my name? Respubliko de Gvapolando (talk) 11:39, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Did you receive an autoreply with a ticket number? Jcb (talk) 20:15, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
A what? I don't recall receiving any reply. Respubliko de Gvapolando (talk) 22:53, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

P.S. I have now switched to a username which has my name, in the hope that will help and the message will get through! Jo Dusepo (talk) 22:55, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

I think the best thing to do is to resend the permission to OTRS. Jcb (talk) 23:16, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
OK, Thanks. Jo Dusepo (talk) 10:09, 2 March 2019 (UTC)


Hi! The file Barreirinhas-maranhao.jpg deleted by you was recreated by the uploader with another title File:BarreirinhasMA.svg, but with the same problems from the previous version. Greetings!Leon saudanha (talk) 14:21, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

  Nuked - Jcb (talk) 17:34, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
The uploader keep insisting in the same error.Leon saudanha (talk) 02:47, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Also deleted. (These uploads were a month ago.) Jcb (talk) 16:54, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Como 1907 Logo.svgEdit

This logo has been already released by the legal owner for using on the main it.wikipidia page of the football team (for further information, visit the same picture uploaded on it.wikipedia). I reckon that this is applicable even to the comparable pages in the other languages of Wikipedia as well. I added the OTRS permission to the description of this picture. --Stefano Tòdi (talk) 16:32, 3 March 2019 (UTC)

Do not add OTRS permission tags, you are not an OTRS agent. Jcb (talk) 17:36, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
So, can you do that? The picture has already an OTRS permission. It is just needed to add it. --Stefano Tòdi (talk) 01:02, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
No, the involved OTRS agent will have to do that. Jcb (talk) 15:52, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

OTRS for File:Jean-Luc-Bambara-20180902.jpgEdit

Hi, how can I help to close the open issue? Should I contact Dr. Hilger to get a written confirmation? Best regards, --Stefan Weil (talk) 06:19, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

There is nothing you can do at this stage. Unfortunately, OTRS has a huge backlog, especially German queues. I will take care that the file does not get deleted before the ticket is properly handled. Jcb (talk) 16:56, 5 March 2019 (UTC)


Dear Jcb, kindly reinstate the Blueground logo that had been deleted on 30 Nov. 2018. FYI, the logo was provided to me by Blueground (Greece), for the aforementioned article. With kindest regards --Aristo Class (talk) 14:57, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Please send evidence of permission to OTRS. Jcb (talk) 16:58, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Dear Jcb, I do not know how you do it, however, you may contact Ms. Ioanna Mysirioti / Communications & PR Specialist at e-mail: and she will confirm the aforementioned (in fact they are happy and satisfied with the existing logo status in the article). With kindest regards --Aristo Class (talk) 17:10, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
That's which I made the word OTRS a link. You can click it for instructions. Jcb (talk) 17:29, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
Dear Jcb, unfortunately, it seems that I am not the pro you are. Nevertheless, I have forwarded your message to the company for further follow-up. With kindest regards --Aristo Class (talk) 17:48, 5 March 2019 (UTC)

Deleted photosEdit

Hi. Some time ago I've uploaded two photos from Team Liquid (File:Sasha Scarlett Hostyn 2012 A.jpg, File:Sasha Scarlett Hostyn 2012 B.jpg), which are shared under Creative Commons license, but they were deleted, and I still can't understand why. I haven't disputed those deletions since I wasn't going to use them in articles anyway. Currently I'm writing an article and I've found a photo on the same website I'd like to use. I found some files on Commons from this website as well and I tried to write description page similarly to them. Can you please check this description page and tell me if there's something wrong with it? Facenapalm (talk) 18:05, 6 March 2019 (UTC) is 'all rights reserved', you cannot take files from there. The licensing at only applies to Jcb (talk) 21:39, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
What? Kevin Chang distributes his old photos under CC-BY-SA 4.0, as noted here. He's the only author and he have the right to choose the way he want to distribute them. The photo cannot be licensed under CC on one website and be copyrighted on another, that's a juridical nonsence. Facenapalm (talk) 23:46, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
Photographers can use different licenses. The fact that they use CC at one site does not mean that everything you can find on the internet of that author is CC. Jcb (talk) 15:32, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
He distributed his old photos, taken for TL, under CC. In particular, this photo is used on liquipedia under Creative Commons license. I found this photo on Liquipedia, where CC was indicated, and mention Team Liquid as a source, where this photo was published for the first time and where his authorship is noted. What's wrong? That's not a random photo from the Internet, that's exactly the same case which is mentioned on his Liquipedia user page. Facenapalm (talk) 18:09, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
So if you found it at a site with a CC license, why did you source it to a site that's all rights reserved? To be able to accept the file we need a source reference that shows the CC license. Jcb (talk) 19:43, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
Because you've already deleted the files with Liquipedia as a source. I searched for another Kevin's files at Commons and tried to write new description page similary to found ones. And also ask you how should I organise description page, but you instadeleted them without a discussion, without explaining what's wrong, without giving time to fix incorrect statements. I don't know about Commons policies — is it allowed to delete file without giving a chance to correct it, in Russian Wikipedia it's not — but that's at least rude.
I already uploaded this file to local ruwiki storage, since my article is done and it needs an illustration, so I don't care about this file status at Commons anymore. But it shocked me — how toxic and bureaucratic are Commons admins to newcomers. Facenapalm (talk) 22:50, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

Deleted filesEdit

Hi Jcb, please restore the files File:Bad Oeynhausen Bernhard Sprute Landschaft nach Ruisdael 2013 02.jpg and File:Bernhard Sprute Vogelbild 2017 01.jpg. You deleted them on the grounds that No OTRS permission since 22 June 2018 was given. That's wrong. A permission was given in March (!) 2018 by artist Bernhard Sprute via OTRS ticket number 2018031910010718 (, but it was not cleanly implemented by the OTRS team. Sorry to say that, but for me this experience with the OTRS team and it's way of working was a very sad affair, to say the least. --J.-H. Janßen (talk) 22:32, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

If you think the ticket was not handled properly, send a new response to OTRS. Jcb (talk) 22:37, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
This reaction is exactly what I mean: This rampant bureaucracy drives one crazy! I ask for your help and you say: „You may fill in a completely new form.“ In such moments I think Wikimedia Commons is like a huge insane asylum... --J.-H. Janßen (talk) 23:43, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

Coats of arms from Brazilian citiesEdit

Are you crazy? Where in the world public symbols have copyright? They are created by municipal laws, public decrees, they belong to all Brazilian citizens SILVASAN (talk) 21:39, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

In principle everything is copyrighted unless there is evidence to the contrary. You also uploaded these files with a false 'own work' claim. Jcb (talk) 15:34, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

File:Antóninho Baptista Alves 2018-11-20.jpgEdit

Hallo JCB! Bei dem Bild handelt es sich nicht um eine URV. Das Wasserzeichen markiert nur die Herkunft vom Büro des Premierministers, womit es als staatliche Quelle genutzt werden kann. Es ist hier noch nicht mal ein einzelner Mitarbeiter genannt, wie in dem Fall, bei dem hier auf behalten entschieden wurde. Schönen Gruß, --22:24, 7 March 2019 (UTC)

No acceptable license is indicated at Facebook. Please don't grab pictures from Facebook. Jcb (talk) 22:27, 7 March 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, only because the photo was published via FB can not be the reason for a deletion. Officials in Timor-Leste are nearly only using FB as medium. And the sources ARE offical accounts of prime minister, president, etc., not sth fishy from someone, not known. --JPF (talk) 07:17, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
Like written in the license I used:
"This file is in the public domain in East Timor, because it is published and distributed by the Government of Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, according to Article 13 of the Indonesia Copyright Law No 6, 1982, which is still valid in East Timor after independence 20 May 2002." --JPF (talk) 07:21, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
Hi, JCB - do you really think, we should act in such a way against our volunteers. From so high above? Marcus Cyron (talk) 07:44, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

File:Handle with care, by Vito Bongiorno.jpgEdit

Please do not delete files with an OTRS ticket pending uploaded less than one month ago. This one was uploaded last week, for instance. Thank you! --Ruthven (msg) 10:14, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

@Ruthven: Files without a license will be deleted after 7 days, no matter what tags they may have. That's a hard line per policy. Jcb (talk) 10:32, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
Even if the license was specified by the uploader? Please check this version: you can clearly see that the user specified CC BY SA 4.0, but without adding the template. In those cases the "hard line" should be a little softer, if not applied at all. (and if you just didn't check, I recall that some times ago you said that you would do those deletions with more care, and taking more time to verify). Cheers --Ruthven (msg) 10:49, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

Commons file OpenALPR_logo.pngEdit

Hi! This file ( ), which is a Logo, was already at the English wikipedia ( ).

To have it accessible to other language article translations, I uploaded it to the Commons.

Is there anything wrong with it? Did I miss to copy any field? Was the English wiki file correct in its copyright? What is your recommendation? Should I upload it to the specific language wikipedia, would I have similar copyright problems? Thanks in advance, Griba2010 (talk) 10:55, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

Being a logo isn't its use in the public domain already? Griba2010 (talk) 11:22, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

Hi! I have seen the "Moving files to Commons" requirements. I will delete it from commons and submit it to the local translation wikipedia. Griba2010 (talk) 11:38, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

@Griba2010: you need to add a valid license. In this case I think the file is acceptable for Commons as being too simple for copyright, see COM:TOO. The license would be: {{PD-textlogo}} - Jcb (talk) 16:04, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
@Jcb: Thanks. Added license template PD-textlogo at license section, Removed No-licensing template I hope it will be correct. Griba2010 (talk) 16:38, 8 March 2019 (UTC)
Yes, everything seems fine now. Jcb (talk) 19:35, 8 March 2019 (UTC)

Commons files with Sissel Vogelmann deletedEdit

Hi. I uploaded 3 files in Commons about Sissel Vogelmann (two with the mother File:Anna e Sissel Vogelmann.jpg and File:Anna e Sissel Vogelmann (cropped).jpg, which I cropped and another with the father File:Schulim e Sissel Vogelmann.jpg). A regular request to OTRS was send by the copyright owner, his brother Daniel Vogelmann. These are the two OTRS ticketsː Ticket#2019012910017829 e Ticket#2019012910017811 by Jannuary 29, 2019 17.53. So I really don't understand why were deleted, how is possible a No OTRS permission for 30 days (also keeping a derivated/cropped file from a deleted one)? Can you please check and give me a response ASAP? --Camelia (talk) 16:45, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

I have opened the tickets and they don't contain a valid permission. If an original file does not link to the crop, the crop may be missed on deletion. Jcb (talk) 22:01, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

Uncharted logosEdit

Hi, I updated the license of these files: 1, 2, 3, 4. Did you check their descriptions before deleting them? The reason for the deletion is incorrect. The admin making the review was supposed to remove the request for permission as a new license took place. If you believe the threshold of originality is surpassed, please feel free to start a regular RfD.--Sakretsu (talk) 17:07, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

These files are obviously not below the threshold of originality, not even close. They could have been speedy deleted as copyright violation, but 'no permission for 7 days' is fine as well. Jcb (talk) 22:04, 9 March 2019 (UTC)
Questionable. If they can reproduce a logo with a free font, I wouldn't say it is so obvious.--Sakretsu (talk) 00:28, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
That font is not free enough either, 'Grátis para uso pessoal' is not compatible with COM:L. Jcb (talk) 00:42, 10 March 2019 (UTC)
Perfect, can you take care of File:Uncharted 1 - Drake's Fortune.png and File:Uncharted 3 - L'inganno di Drake.png too? Thanks--Sakretsu (talk) 17:38, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
  Done - Jcb (talk) 18:04, 12 March 2019 (UTC)


hi, This image was deleted by you It has a source with Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licens, but sometimes its website has a problem, The mentioned website has been working for many years, For this reason I ask you to return the image and confirm the source.

also: this picture: Source --Kasir (talk) 08:52, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

I find this doubtful. An individual photographer is mentioned, no evidence that this is content "by". I think a message from the photographer to OTRS is needed here. I also see that you have removed a 'no permission' tag from this file in the past. Please be aware that you are not allowed to do so on your own uploads. Jcb (talk) 15:42, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
The website of has several photographers, 1, 2, 3, 4 and ...
This site is owned by young photographers who have been allowed to attend official ceremonies and competitions, Any image with the photographer's name at the bottom of the photo is published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, We should respect the professional activity of the photographers of this site and recognize them --Kasir (talk) 19:56, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

File:Chittagong Skyline.jpgEdit

Hi! This was just uploaded today from a brand new account. You deleted a file with the same name four days ago as a result of Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by -aristographic.. I don't remember what the deleted file looked like, but according to Google's cache, it had similar dimensions. Would you take a look to see if this is just a coincidence? Thanks, LX (talk, contribs) 13:00, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

  Done - it was the same file - Jcb (talk) 13:19, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
Well, that escalated quickly. Thanks, LX (talk, contribs) 11:14, 16 March 2019 (UTC)


I saw that you deleted File:RobertDonley2018.jpg. The file had previously been restored by Ankry (talk · contribs) who gave a OTRS ticket number (OTRS:2019011210004623) in the log. I only have read access to that queue on OTRS, but I wonder whether you missed that ticket number (maybe it wasn't noted on the file page itself) or whether you thought the ticket was insufficient in some way. Huon (talk) 16:28, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Ankry restored the file so that the ticket could be handled. When a permission is not accepted within 30 days after our first human response, the file will be deleted again and may be restored again if the permission is accepted. At this moment the ticket is open, so one day or another an OTRS agent will process it. Jcb (talk) 16:42, 15 March 2019 (UTC)
OK, thanks for the explanation. Huon (talk) 16:53, 15 March 2019 (UTC)


Hi Jcb, I was wondering if this file not better be renamed because of #2. Thank you for your time. --Lotje (talk) 11:42, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Yes, that's a typical example of a file that should be renamed sooner or later, if it stays. Jcb (talk) 15:46, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

File:Bernd-Ingo Friedrich 2019.jpgEdit

hallo und danke; die Sache ist in Arbeit; Ticket#: 2019031810009668. MhG --BiF (talk) 06:52, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Please be aware that a license template needs to be added anyway. Jcb (talk) 13:39, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Beersel : File:Beersel2005.jpg (source, auteur, conditions de réutilisations disponibles sur la pageEdit

Bonjour, j'ai copié la photo disponible sur Commons : (Creative Commons Attribution - Partage dans les Mêmes Conditions 3.0 (non transposée)) j'ai recadré l'image pour enlever la personne visible et que seul le château soit visible. Amicalement, --Olivier Tanguy (talk) 10:53, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

La source, l'auteur, les conditions de réutilisation sont visibles dans la description de l'image. --Olivier Tanguy (talk) 10:54, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

You must add a license template. See COM:L. Jcb (talk) 13:38, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

I think i understood. I added : {{cc-by-sa-2.0}} before the Category. Is it Okay ? --Olivier Tanguy (talk) 18:30, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Yes, thanks! Jcb (talk) 22:49, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Removal of imagesEdit

I'd like to know why you removed my picture of Lil Pump's mug shot. I added a U.S. state of Florida license and Mug shots are public domain so I don't understand why you removed it.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Michael14375 (talk • contribs) 18:28, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Adding a free license in one thing, showing that it applies is another. If you take something from a non-government website, you cannot just assume that a government license applies. Jcb (talk) 22:52, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Ciao io sono l'utente della galleria Giuseppe Riggio, ti posso assicurare che questa foto del santuario non appartiene assolutamente alla raccolta della famiglia riggio, non so chi lo ha aggiunto. avevo cambiato il nome utente poichè avevo dimenticato da molto tempo la mia password e pure l'indirizzo email. Se mi dai il permesso di cancellare questo file o lo fai tu, ti ringrazio. ciao.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Meganino (talk • contribs) 18:51, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Nominate it for deletion if you think there is a problem. Stop pottering with the image description page. Jcb (talk) 22:55, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Ljung församling kartaEdit

Hello! Regarding Commons:Deletion requests/File:Ljungs församling karta.JPG. I didn't notice the nomination and the map isn't really worth saving, but anyway. Judging by a Google thumbnail, this map only consisted of parish borders. Those are not protected by copyright. It's a simple presentation of facts. Edaen (talk) 15:17, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

No, the deleted map was definitely complex enough to be eligible for copyright. Jcb (talk) 22:31, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Borrado File:Georgiana Goddard King - Bryn Mawr College Yearbook of 1934 dedication.pngEdit

Hola, siento no haber dado respuesta antes, pero no sé cómo hablar con un bot. No estoy acostumbrado. Te adjunto la referencia sobre la licencia de la foto, por si se puede recuperar:

Lo que sucedió es que faltó una licencia. Además faltó información sobre el autor. No había suficiente información para saber la situación de derecho de autor. Jcb (talk) 16:20, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

241117 Hospital Boldrini Isenção Lixo Hospitalar Foto Carlos Bassan 005 (38622685391).jpgEdit

Olá, vi que você deletou a imagem que eu subir recentemente:

File:241117 Hospital Boldrini Isenção Lixo Hospitalar Foto Carlos Bassan 005 (38622685391).jpg

O que houve? Essa era uma imagem comprovadamente free! O copyright dela era free! Por que ela foi excluída? Você deveria entrar em contato comigo!

Atenciosamente Raphael Figueira (talk) 18:33, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

The file was "Public Domain Mark" at Flickr. This is not a valid license. Actually this is not a license at all. See also here. Please do not transfer files from Flickr to Commons if they are "Public Domain Mark" at Flickr. Jcb (talk) 18:39, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

File:King David Capitol Radio 11 november 1970 Noordwijk.jpgEdit

Hallo Jcb, dit is een foto van mijn vader en die copyrights zijn aan mij overgedragen na zijn overlijden. Zie: OTRS-ticket: {{PermissionOTRS|2011010610017565}} - toevallig gaat het over die foto en alle anderen (in de mail van Ciell), maar heb ik deze blijkbaar niet op mijn volglijst gezet, anders had ik dat wel eerder vermeld. Groet, - Richardkiwi (talk) (talk) 21:36, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

Ik heb hem teruggeplaatst. @Ciell: zou je bij een dergelijke beantwoording van het ticket het {{OTRS received}} template weg willen halen? Bij het uitvoeren van de 30 dagen regel worden de tickets niet inhoudelijk bekeken, dat zou geen doen zijn. Jcb (talk) 21:46, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

9 March 2019 Deleted PhotosEdit

Hi. I would like to discuss why you flagged several files (Philippine banknotes and coins) for deletion when it has appropriate Commons licensing tag. A similar file was uploaded by Php7788 with the same copyright tag as the deleted files but yet wasn't deleted from Wikimedia Commons. Kindly explain your reason for such action.
Signed: Jamil V. Estorninos (talk) 19:44 26 March 2019 (UTC +8:00) Jamil.V.Estorninos (talk) 11:45, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

As mentioned already in the DR, please see Commons:Copyright_rules_by_territory/Philippines#Currency. Jcb (talk) 15:32, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Re: "If you think there is a problem, fix or nominate for deletion instead."Edit

File:Es Safriye cropped.jpg is a scan of a map from 1932, so it's a valid {{PD-Israel}} and doesn't qualify for deletion.

At the same time, it's clearly not the uploader's own work. I don't know the source or the actual author, so I cannot fix it.

Your suggestions? --My another account (talk) 20:09, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

If there is obviously not a copyright problem, we mostly use source={{unknown|source}} and author={{unknown|author}}. Jcb (talk) 22:06, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of Renee Powell imageEdit

Hi! I uploaded the picture Renee_powell_recent.jpg because the copyright owner was going to release the rights. I just contacted the copyright owner and asked if they'd followed the rights release here. They said they did follow the wizard and released the rights already. I thought that the wizard would create the OTRS release... but I'm not proficient with OTRS. What else needs to happen to fix the situation? Thanks so much for your help! :) Megalibrarygirl (talk) 17:26, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

The ticket did not (yet) lead to a valid permission. Jcb (talk) 17:39, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
Megalibrarygirl asked "What else needs to happen to fix the situation?" Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 21:23, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
A valid permission via OTRS is missing. If you are unable to achieve that, you will have to accept that we are unable to host the file. Jcb (talk) 21:41, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
So a WMF tool either broke, or was not usable by a member of the public, and you're protraying this as the editor's fault, and an excuse for your deletion? As always, a challenged admin retreats into being perfectly accurate, yet utterly useless and antagonistic to the editor working to improve the content here. 8-( Andy Dingley (talk) 21:55, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
The problem in this ticket is not the tool, the problem is the failure by source to send us a valid permission even after several messages by a fellow OTRS agent. Jcb (talk) 22:13, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
This ultimately stems from a complaint on one of the en-wp noticeboards about en:Renee Powell; I forget the specifics, but basically a user couldn't work out how to improve the article, so we expanded and improved it using their advice, for which they were thankful. Imagine what would have happened if we'd said, "sorry, that's spam cited to unreliable sources, have a nice day". It reminds me of the phrase "benefits are only given out to people who are good at filling in forms" - with potentially tragic consequences. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 23:33, 27 March 2019 (UTC)
Your assumption is blatantly mistaken. Jcb (talk) 15:23, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
Assumption of what? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 17:18, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
Hi Jcb! I am in contact with the copyright owners. Sorry I missed this. If I'm not pinged, I tend not to see discussions. What should we do now? Thanks so much and looking forward to working with you to sort it out. :) (PS, please ping me!) Megalibrarygirl (talk) 21:51, 30 March 2019 (UTC)
If you are in contact with the copyright holders (photographer, not depicted person), please ask them to contact OTRS. Jcb (talk) 22:32, 30 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the info. Sorry I missed it... since you forgot to ping me! ;) But I'll contact the copyright owner and have her send an email to permissions. Thanks for your help. :) Megalibrarygirl (talk) 17:33, 2 April 2019 (UTC)
Any updates? Thanks! Megalibrarygirl (talk) 16:12, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
Updates should come via email from OTRS. Jcb (talk) 12:23, 7 April 2019 (UTC)

Uitsnede met ongewenste gevolgenEdit

Dag JCB,

Ik zie dat u nog steeds moderator bent hier. Ik stuitte bij toeval op een probleempje met deze afbeelding. Van deze postzegel (met beide kosmonauten afgebeeld) heeft iemand een "cropped" versie gemaakt. Het resultaat is echter, dat op vele artikelen nu een foute afbeelding staat. Ik heb de "dader" hiervan reeds op de hoogte gebracht. Maar ik werk vanaf een publieksPC, heb verder geen PC of smartphone in huis en weet niet hoe ik dit oplos. De kans zit er dik in, dat ik tot maandag niet online ben. Hierbij dus het verzoek om te kijken of gebruiker GualdimG zijn vergissing wil herstellen. Anders moeten wereldwijd een paar dozijn artikelen worden aangepast. Alvast bedankt. Met vriendelijke groeten, Maasje (talk) 16:17, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

  Opgelost - Jcb (talk) 16:19, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
Bedankt voor de snelle service! Maasje (talk) 16:24, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

Deleção em massaEdit

Por que você mandou todas as imagens que eu carreguei para exclusão? A maioria delas (fotografias por exemplo) eu mesmo havia feito e outras eram material que não está no limiar de copyright. Há algum motivo específico pra isso? João Justiceiro (talk) 18:56, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

The 4 files that I deleted were 3 copyrighted logos and 1 picture that was not own work. Jcb (talk) 19:04, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
E o restante? Qual o motivo pra ser deletado? João Justiceiro (talk) 19:16, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
Looking further I see I deleted some more. Mainly copyrighted maps and copyrighted logos. Please be aware that everything you find on the web is principle is copyrighted unless there is evidence to the contrary. Jcb (talk) 19:20, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
Os logotipos que eu carreguei são formas simples de texto ou símbolos, não passíveis de copyright, e dois dos três que você citou obras artísticas que não estão em outros lugares. Os mapas são feitos a partir de criações de outros usuários, também sobre licença livre e indicados no próprio arquivo. E as fotografias então nem se fala, você cometeu um engano terrível. Em qual lugar eu posso solicitar o restauro dos arquivos? João Justiceiro (talk) 19:31, 28 March 2019 (UTC)
E.g. the most recent photograph you uploaded was File:Antiga UMJ da TV Itapoan (1981).png. This was taken from this nonfree video. We call that copyright violation. Jcb (talk) 21:57, 28 March 2019 (UTC)


Hey. Why did you delete this file? As I see, everything is ok with license. For example, see File:Eyak lang.png — it has the same license. DanielloFlorenco (talk) 06:56, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

Uploader uploaded multiple copyright violations. In such a case we flush all the files as a precaution and also because we don't have the capacity to spend a long of time on every copyvio uploader to see if one of their uploads may be fine. Jcb (talk) 11:45, 29 March 2019 (UTC)
Ok, I understand. But this file wasn't copyrighted. Thanks for answering. DanielloFlorenco (talk) 13:22, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:PonteTorDiQuintoEdit

Salve, Jcb
ho aggiunto alla pagina del file in oggetto uno dei tag da te suggeriti. Come forse avrai già intuito, non sono ancora molto pratico di Commons (a differenza di Wikipedia): spero di aver messo il tag nel punto giusto.
Grazie comunque. --Starless74 (talk) 08:46, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! Everything seems fine now. Jcb (talk) 11:47, 29 March 2019 (UTC)


Why are my uploaded all images deleted? All images were posted here with proper licences. ZaxoteZ (talk) 12:09, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

They were deleted because they were copyright violations. Please see COM:L for our license requirements. Jcb (talk) 13:50, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

A mistake!Edit

You deleted all my files for no good reason. Please restore them. Nikita Khalitov (talk) 13:51, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

Even the NikitaKhalitov.jpg file I personally created in Photoshop was deleted! I find it offensive and a violation of my rights. Nikita Khalitov (talk) 13:54, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

One morning I was walking opposite the city park and decided to take a photo (File:Зимний парк 2.jpg) and upload it to the Commons immediately, it was also removed. This is outrageous! Nikita Khalitov (talk) 14:00, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

You uploaded multiple copyvio and spam. Jcb (talk) 15:47, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

I don't see any reason to delete ALL my files. I don't want to talk to you anymore.Nikita Khalitov (talk) 19:28, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

If somebody uploads a bunch of copyright violations, we usually just flush all the uploads. We are overwhelmed by copyvio uploaders and spammers and you are one of them. You cannot expect from the admins (all volunteers) that we spend any more time than necessary to clear up the mess. Please take your time to make yourself known about what is allowed and what is not allowed here before you start uploading again. Please read at least COM:L, COM:PS and COM:DW. Jcb (talk) 19:35, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

Amanbir Singh Grewal,NHHEdit

Can you warn them not to delete other people's comments? Or should his requests be closed since they seem to be uncooperative. Abzeronow (talk) 16:06, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

  Done - next offense = block - Jcb (talk) 16:18, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

You deleted a picture with an OTRS ticketEdit

Jcb, you have just deleted this picture that I had nominated because it lacked permission. However, after I spoke to the uploader he nicely filed an OTRS ticket for the picture. So why did you delete it? If you were mistaken, please be so kind to restore it. Take Mirrenberg (talk) 21:55, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

The OTRS permission was not accepted for this file. We grant 30 days to resolve a case after our first human response and then we delete the file if there is still no valid permission. Jcb (talk) 21:58, 29 March 2019 (UTC)
Ok. Be so nice to write that down when closing the request, so that I don't have to contact you on your talk page. Take Mirrenberg (talk) 22:07, 29 March 2019 (UTC)
For future cases, please be aware that the automatic mentioning of an OTRS ticket in a DR does not mean that the ticket has been accepted. If such a DR is closed as delete by somebody who is not an OTRS agent, that may be reason to contact closing admin. In this case, when an OTRS agent is closing a DR in which an OTRS ticket is mentioned, you can safely assume that the ticket has been taken into account by closing admin and there is no need to contact them. Jcb (talk) 22:12, 29 March 2019 (UTC)
Bedankt voor je reactie, goed om te weten. Maar het is niet transparant. In de richtlijn staat In any event, administrators are expected to clarify or explain their decisions on request.Take Mirrenberg (talk) 22:54, 29 March 2019 (UTC)

GlokkNine PageEdit

Please restore the glokknine image, the page looks unappealing visually now, theres no way you figured out its a violation of copyright. You took down one of my images and then you deleted the rest without even looking--Proudpakistani11 (talk) 03:29, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

This file is all over the internet. Jcb (talk) 22:36, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

Deleted photo: Akademisk Fægteklubs logo.jpgEdit

Apparently you have deleted this photo that I have recently uploaded. It is a photograph of the rear side of a silver medal that my father was awarded in 1937 from his fencing club (Akademisk Fægteklub). The photo is taken by me and adjusted in Photoshop. I do not understand why it has been deleted. Moj1948 (talk) 22:46, 1 April 2019 (UTC)

Please contact OTRS. They will typically ask you to send the original file from your camera for verification. All your other uploads were grabbed from the web, so there is sufficient reason to ask verification. Jcb (talk) 15:03, 2 April 2019 (UTC)

My father died in 1999 and I am now the owner of the medal. You will find a Danish Wikipedia article about him in this link: - there is a brief article about ham in English as well. I have now - an hour ago - taken two mobile phone photos showing the front and the rear of the medal but I do not know how to present them to you. Would it - instead of forcing me to present the issue to "OTRS" - be an option for you to simply revoke your deletion?Moj1948 (talk) 11:26, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

No, there is no need to circumvent our established processes. Jcb (talk) 15:38, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

I have created the file myself, it hasn't been previously published, I am the sole owner of its copyright and I have followed the instructions found on the Commons:Upload page – exactly in accordance with the instructions on the Commons:OTRS web-site about one of the situations in which contacting OTRS is unnecessary. Your reason for deleting my image file allegedly is that my (three) “other uploads were grabbed from the web, so there is sufficient reason to ask verification”. This solely is a matter of your interpretation of whether this establishes “some other reason for my authorship to be doubted” – not a matter of circumvention of “established processes”. So what I was asking was whether you might reconsider your interpretation. In that respect I need to emphasize that I did not in connection with my three other attempts to upload image files claim that I was the owner of the copyrights. If you maintain your interpretation I will now have to present the matter to OTRS and apparently wait 6-7 months for permission.Moj1948 (talk) 07:49, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

It probably won't take 6-7 months, this is the age of the oldest open ticket. Tickets of that age are not the most simple cases. In the future, if you are not claiming to be the copyright holder of a file, do not upload such a file here. Even if you do not claiming ownership, uploading them here is still copyright violation. Jcb (talk) 08:10, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

The file missing licenseEdit

Added. 社会我佩奇 (talk) 10:57, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

It's mandatory to use one of our approved license templates. Adding some license text is not sufficient. Jcb (talk) 11:00, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
Added. 社会我佩奇 (talk) 11:48, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

Image deleted - Oliver Eastwood.pngEdit

Hey there mate, so you deleted a whole bunch of pictures uploaded by me. I don't mind about most of them, but this one was a picture of me, taken by me. Could you please explain the grounds for deletion, cause I'm really confused as to why something that belongs to me apparently isn't my property. - OliverEastwood (talk) 12:42, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

In general the copyright holder is the photographer rather than the depicted person. Jcb (talk) 12:59, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
I assume good faith in both of you. So if what User:Jcb claims is true ("In general the copyright holder is the photographer") and if what User:OliverEastwood says is true ("this one was a picture of me, taken by me"), the file should be restored, or one of you two would be lying. Vysotsky (talk) 15:02, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
All the other uploads were obvious copyvio, so I see no reason to trust this user for this one. Based on what I can see in the deleted file, the claim is also unlikely. Jcb (talk) 15:24, 4 April 2019 (UTC)
Cool. So I'll just take down my family Flickr site, because obviously the 2000 photos of me aren't mine, since... I took them. Oh wait. I am the copyright holder! Dude, can you see how BS this is? If you want, I can take a photo of myself holding the camera with the photo on it - would that satisfy your dumb guidelines? Seriously, man, you make people want to not upload anything. Thanks for starting off my day with some rubbish note. - OliverEastwood (talk) 00:05, 5 April 2019 (UTC)

Horst HennigEdit

A year ago you deleted Horst Hennig. Now I have a license by Horst Hennig. Would this do?--Mehlauge (talk) 15:11, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

A permission from the photographer is what we need, not a permission from the depicted person. If the photographer agrees with a compatible license, please ask them to contact OTRS. Jcb (talk) 15:26, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

File:Professor Georgiana Goddard King at Bryn Mawr College (ca 1910) en color.pngEdit

Hola, @Jcb: He hablado con el usuario Ronhjones y me ha explicado que debía haber puesto que esta imagen era un trabajo derivado. ¿Se puede recuperar y poner la licencia adecuada? ¿O hay otra forma de hacerlo? Gracias por adelantado.Jialxv (talk) 18:36, 4 April 2019 (UTC) Disculpas, y también esta imagen File:Georgiana Goddard King.png.

Hi, there: I have spoken with the user Ronhjones and he explained to me that he should have said that this picture was a derivative work. Can you recover and put the right license? Is there another way to do it? Thank you in advance.Jialxv (talk) 18:36, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

Sorry, I this image File:Georgiana Goddard King.png too.

El problema es que no tiene una licencia válida en Flickr. "Public Domain Mark" no es una licencia. Por favor no sube archivos desde Flickr aquí si hay Public Domain Mark en Flickr. Jcb (talk) 20:56, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

Deletetion of Dusty HannahsEdit

the photo you deleted is clearly marked as being in the public domain and was used properly in Dusty Hannahs' Wikipedia article. What is the reasoning behind deleting it? GPL93 (talk) 22:04, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

"Public Domain Mark" is not a valid license, actually it's not a license at all. Please don't transfer files from Flickr to Commons if they are Public Domain Mark at Flickr. Jcb (talk) 22:33, 4 April 2019 (UTC)

second empire of Haiti deletionEdit

Please reinstate the coat of the second empire of Haiti thumb

i have EXPLICIT PERMISSION from the author to use it please see attached screenshots

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Jfugger (talk • contribs) 00:27, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
We cannot go on such a fragment of a chat, it's even not clear at all what exactly they are permitting. Please ask the author to contact OTRS. Jcb (talk) 10:53, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

Wow Your Really unhelpful, I'm Trying to resolve this as simple as possible. I will be going to higher authorities since you seem to be inept at resolving issues

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Jfugger (talk • contribs) 19:15, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
Good luck then. Jcb (talk) 22:52, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

File:Dutch Corvette Djambi (1860-1874).jpgEdit

Created in the 1860s according to file, information. In licensing field, looks like an incompatible license or permission with Commons "licenses work for use in line with showing military history with compulsory attribution." What should be done with this file? Abzeronow (talk) 16:25, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

I added PD-old and removed the bogus claim. Copyright in the Netherlands is PMA+70 and there is no way that the photographer who took this picture in 1860 would still have been alive in 1949. If we don't know when the author died, we use 120 years from creation as a safe line, this one is almost 160 years from creation. Jcb (talk) 17:04, 14 April 2019 (UTC)
Thanks, Jcb. Abzeronow (talk) 17:06, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

DJ Astro BlackEdit

You recently deleted this photo and blocked this user. But, as usual with this person, there is now this photo which was uploaded by this user. Maybe you should look into deleting and blocking these as well? Lazypub (talk)

  Done - Jcb (talk) 17:35, 15 April 2019 (UTC)


Hello Jacob, I'm fairly new to Wikipedia, and wasn't sure how to enter the correct copyright information, so I just left it blank to avoid mislabelling it, with plans to fix it at a later date. I was wondering if you could offer advice or direct me to a page that explains how to do it properly. You see, I was just updating the information on the Legislature page to take into account the two recent vacancies, and used the same diagram tool that the person who had previously edited the paged used. (that tool can be found here: Now, when uploading it, I was hoping to just use the same copyright information as the original file (found here:, but I didn't the options that exactly matched that previous file. Any help is sincerely appreciated! ThatUnnamedRedShirt (talk)

Please see COM:L for more information about licenses. Jcb (talk) 23:27, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
Hello, I think I did this correctly, but wanted to double check before I removed all of the warnings. Thanks for your help! ThatUnnamedRedShirt (talk)
Yes, this is fine. Jcb (talk) 23:35, 18 April 2019 (UTC)


Not sure what detail you want for licensing so I have provided the licensing details for each image from which the video is made from.

Also you will notice that attribution with the license is present at the top of each slide within the video. And attribution of the text is at the end of the video along with the references.

Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 04:35, 20 April 2019 (UTC)

Yes, this is extensive enough I think. Thanks! Jcb (talk) 09:09, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
Perfect. We can do this fairly easily. Looks a little messy though. Is there a more condensed version you think would be sufficient? How about if we collapse the templates? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 15:32, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
I think it's no problem to leave it this way. An alternative could be something like File:Collage Rome.jpg, where only a license template is used for the production of the collage and the licenses of the original works are mentioned as text. Jcb (talk) 20:25, 20 April 2019 (UTC)


Can you apply for a Commons CheckUser? The current admins ruined the business with their inactivity – the records expire, nobody cares of as little as data retention. Whereas you have an advantage that already are a CheckUser in nl.Wikipedia and hence don’t need an explicit clearance from Wikimedia for the promotion. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 13:16, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

I am not sure whether this would be wise at this stage. As you may have noticed, my activity has dropped significantly since about 6 weeks ago. The reason for this is that I am currently following a study (ATPL theory), next to my job and other activities, which will be taking a lot of time until about February 2020. I think I should not take new tasks at Commons before completion of this study. Jcb (talk) 14:15, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
Good luck with the study, meanwhile could you ask Trijnstel to resume a sort of activity on Commons? I am not comfortable talking to her, especially given that Internet is the only my option. If she can make only token admin activity here (let alone CheckUser activity), then probably it would be wise to resign as a CU? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 14:33, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
In general, a lack of capacity in the CU team should lead to expansion of the team rather than reduction. I cannot help you for this due to IRL situation, but otherwise I would have considered. Jcb (talk) 16:37, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

I wonder why I should resign, as I am far from inactive. So I consider this a rather strange question. Trijnsteltalk 19:37, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

Frankly speaking, I’d prefer to see predominantly Commons people (in contrast to generic Wikimedia hat-collectors) among senior administration, but no obvious pretext exists to demote, for instance, Krd – he makes some job, in his characteristic mute manner although, but it’s a visible job for Commons anyway. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 19:56, 21 April 2019 (UTC)


Why on earth did you delet it without notifying me? The email was sent and the fact that you did not tell me really annoys me. I will reuplaod the image again. Not happy. OrbitalEnd48401 (talk) 21:56, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

The permission was not accepted by the OTRS agent within 30 days after our first response, which means that the file would be deleted. I don't care whether this may annoy you. If you reupload the file you will find yourself blocked. Jcb (talk) 22:01, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

File:Vicenza Palazzo Porto in Piazza Castello.jpgEdit

Hello, I don't really get why the file was deleted. What kind of permission was expected? Andrzej Otrębski (talk) 22:04, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

Hmm, something got messed up in our process. Thanks for the notification. I have restored the file. Jcb (talk) 22:10, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. Andrzej Otrębski (talk) 22:19, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

File:Ryan Wyatt.jpgEdit

Hi. I wanted to ask why the file above and its derivative File:Ryan Wyatt (cropped).jpg were deleted when it was indicated that the files were in a queue for processing. The copyright owner sent an email providing permission for the files to be used on Wikimedia. Davykamanzitalk · contribs 23:36, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

If you'd like further evidence of the same, I'd be happy to provide screenshots of correspondence between myself and an intermediary for the copyright owner (part of a job I was paid for to create the copyright owner's article on Wikipedia). Davykamanzitalk · contribs 23:39, 21 April 2019 (UTC)
The permission was considered invalid by an OTRS agent, who sent a follow up message 30 days ago. We never heard back. Jcb (talk) 23:59, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

File:Chameleon (ഓന്ത് ). irvin 05.jpg correctionEdit

Please explain why you reverted the correction of the description from Chameleon, to agamid? Do you imagine that it in any way resembles a chameleon? JonRichfield (talk) 09:28, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

All the information became invisible with your edit, because of all the empty double fields you added. Jcb (talk) 21:21, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Ask a questionEdit

Hello, these three pictures(File:20181117_DJ_Performance_at_Shanghai_China.pngFile:20181015_Shanghai_Migu_Music.pngFile:2019_Beijing_TV_Spring_Festival_Gala_Press_Conference.png) have been deleted because the OTRS has not been processed for a long time. The OTRS received is hanging on the deleted file page, it is including OTRS ticket number. You are the administrator, so you have the right to view the deleted version. Could you tell me the OTRS ticket number of these three photos? --Masdggg (talk) 14:40, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

  • These OTRS emails are probably written in Chinese, so I wanted to pass them to Chinese OTRS volunteers. --Masdggg (talk) 14:47, 23 April 2019 (UTC)


Why did you delete the photo? I had permission from the owner and it needed verifying in which I was waiting for? The excuse you gave on why you deleted it was rubbish. 30 days did not pass, along with it being a different photo of N52AW, very similar angle but different author and month. I will reupload the image as there was no reason given. OrbitalEnd48401 (talk) 09:38, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Re: Copyright status: File:Retrato-de-José-de-Argáiz.jpgEdit

Hello. The portrait of José de Argáiz, that I uploaded is a oilpaint from anonymous author and of public domain. Please give more details about the problems with the license to fix them as soon as possible. Best regards, --Macucal (talk) 13:27, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

I am not sure why you are contacting me. I notified you about the problem almost 2 months ago and you fixed it the next day. Everything seems fine now. Jcb (talk) 15:52, 24 April 2019 (UTC)

Allowing the loading of selfiesEdit

Can you help please. this file was loaded by Prof Clark at the request of a Wikimedian who assured her that it was possible for someone to load a picture of themselves to Wikimedia and as the photographer they could donate the image. This doesn't seam to have happened in this case. Can you explain the problem as we obviously want to avoid using the OTRS system as we find that the subjects of the articles lose interest in us and the whole process before a license can be confirmed. Can you help? Victuallers (talk) 14:21, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

The file was uploaded with the claim that permission was sent to OTRS, but we never received anything. The only thing I can do at this stage is telling you what you already know: Get the file confirmed via OTRS. There is no place here for "we obviously want to avoid using the OTRS system" or other attempts to circumvent our policies. Jcb (talk) 15:11, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
Since when is uploading selfies a circumvention of Commons policies? The only mistake the uploader made, was telling that permission would be sent to OTRS. They can correct that mistake by uploading a selfie and making clear it is own work. Vysotsky (talk) 15:25, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
The uploader does not appear to be the photographer in this case. Jcb (talk) 15:27, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
That's all fine with me. Just imagine: a woman, born in 1938, tries to help by bringing a photograph of herself into Wikimedia Commons (there's an article about her in EN & ID-Wiki). She (and/or her assistant) fail twice (in 2018 & 2019), because the rules are too complicated for newbies, and they apparently haven't coloured inside the lines. An experienced user (Victuallers, here since 2006) asks you politely "Can you help?" and the only thing you can offer is to spell out the rules to him, and warn him "there is no place here" for such actions. You are an administrator as of 2013. One of the community roles for adminstrators: "Administrators are expected to understand the goals of this project, and be prepared to work constructively with others towards those ends." Is there any other help you can offer in this case? Vysotsky (talk) 19:55, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
I guess an English version of the Dutch Wikiportret would be helpful? Vysotsky (talk) 19:56, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

File:An Incredible Journey of an Ordinary Egg.webmEdit

Hi, I was curious about the deletion of this video. According to the video YouTube video, the file was released under CC-BY. I don't recall how the image was uploaded, so I wanted to see what happened. Shalor (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:05, 25 April 2019 (UTC)

The uploader uploaded several blatant copyright violations. In such cases we flush the whole batch, without reviewing the files one by one. Jcb (talk) 16:11, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
  • Ah, gotcha - that makes sense. What happened with the others is that she was searching YouTube for CC videos and the other videos came up. She's very new to all of this, so she didn't really know all of what to check for. I'll work with her more on this or offer to upload the videos myself under my main account. Shalor (Wiki Ed) (talk) 16:24, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
    • Ok, thanks. Jcb (talk) 16:26, 25 April 2019 (UTC)
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