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Wapen Homan 1648.jpgEdit

Jcb, ik heb de bron toegevoegd. Kan het sjabloon nu verwijderd worden? Btalpa (talk) 22:41, 1 January 2019 (UTC)

Ja prima, zo is het helemaal duidelijk inderdaad. Jcb (talk) 16:19, 2 January 2019 (UTC)

Category: Anna Dado SaffiottiEdit

Dear Jcb, I'm writing to ask some information about the deletion of Anna Dado Saffiotti's category from WikiCommons. I read in your profile that you are an OTRS volunteer, so I guess that you checked the license I added to all the photos in the category. Now, I seriously need to get that page back on WikiCommons, in order to use a couple of photos in Anna Dado Saffiotti's page on Wikipedia. The page, which was created by a colleague of mine and me, will be part of an exam in January, that's way I seriously need a tempestive help. My colleague and I tried to follow all the instructions for the OTRS license but, I suppose, we didn't get them well. We asked the copyright owner to send an email, as shown in Wikimedia Commons instruction, and then to add the wiki link to Anna Dado's Category. What did we have to do more? I'm so upset just because we ARE ALLOWED to publish all the photos I have uploaded, but, of course, we haven't understood all the steps we have to follow to prove it to Wikimedia Commons' staff. Could you please tell me all the instructions I should have followed? Hope to hear from you soon. Yours sincerely, Elisabetta Sposito- Medicine student ad UCBM, Rome-Italy. P.S.

Please forgive me for any grammar imperfections.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Elisabetta Sposito (talk • contribs) 01:18, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
Did you send evidence of permission to OTRS by email? Jcb (talk) 15:40, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
According to the instructions we told the author to send an evidence of permission and she also added the page's link...
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Elisabetta Sposito (talk • contribs) 10:23, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
Did they receive an autoreply with a ticket number? With this number I can check the status of the ticket. Unfortunately we have a huge backlog at OTRS. Jcb (talk) 16:59, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Well this is the email that the author sent > I authorize the use of the photographs relating to Anna Dado Saffiotti, > allowed to Elisabetta Sposito and Chiara Sparagna. > Source : > Elena Branca - "Appunti di studio - Dottoresse al Fronte? La C.R.I. e le > donne medico nella grande guerra. Anna Dado Saffiotti e le altre" ISBN > 978-88-940159-2-8 > Kind Regards, > Elena Branca Here is the answer Dear Elena Branca,

Thank you for your permission to use media files on Wikimedia Commons.

In order for us to process your contribution, we need to know the specific name or URL of the page on Wikimedia Commons to which you have uploaded it, or the user name used to upload.

If you have NOT yet uploaded, please continue to upload the file(s) and let us know when done.

Yours sincerely, Alfred Neumann After this email she sent one with the page’s link. That’s all I know... I have asked here if she has received another email. As soon as I get some information I will definitely let you know. I’m so sorry about disturbing you, but I need to get those photos back in some way! Ahaha Elisabetta Sposito (talk) 17:19, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

In our reply, there is a ticket number in the subject field. If you can get that number for me, I can take a look what the status is. Jcb (talk) 17:26, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Please undo deletionEdit

Why was Claude.png removed? This is a screen shot of the game, like many others, that are not removed.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Pecetowy2 (talk • contribs) 18:12, 3 January 2019 (UTC)
Please don't upload non-free content. Please read COM:L and COM:DW for more information. Jcb (talk) 22:11, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Agave nigraEdit

Observo que has revertido la redirección de Agave nigra a Agave 'Nigra'. Debe revisar que dicho taxón no es reconocido por KEW ni por Catalogue of Life en edición diciembre de 2018 (última revisión de este taxón). Sin embargo en UHLIG Kaakteen ver aparece como un posible híbrido de Agave scabra x Agave fernandis-regis. Le ruego que una vez lo haya comprobado lo ponga de forma correcta. Saludos.--MILEPRI (talk) 20:39, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Si un archivo existe, la página del archivo no puede ser una redirección. Si hay un problema con el nombre, puedes pedir traslado con {{rename}}. Jcb (talk) 20:43, 4 January 2019 (UTC)


Hi Jcb,

The supposed author has sent an email to OTRS about the image you deleted. -- 1989 (talk) 21:48, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

It's in Norwegian. Maybe @Josve05a: can check the ticket? Jcb (talk) 22:48, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, this slipped my mind. The permission seems fine, except that it is a forwarded statement (which is not permitted any more). --Jonatan Svensson Glad (talk) 22:17, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Another OTRS ticket was sent regarding a different image deleted by you. -- 1989 (talk) 21:04, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

I sent a follow up message, let's see what happens. Jcb (talk) 21:12, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
This ticket has been resolved in the meantime. Jcb (talk) 22:55, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Bestanden van ArkesteijnEdit

Een tijdje terug zei je dit: "You will stay away from these files until there is a consensus."

Massaal overschrijven van bestanden doe ik niet meer zonder consensus. Ongeacht wie de uploader is.

Om geen enkel risico te lopen heb ik hetgeen je zei in de breedst mogelijke zin geïnterpreteerd: ik raak geen enkel bestand waar Arkesteijn ook maar iets mee te maken heeft meer aan, ook al is dat waarschijnlijk niet wat je bedoelde. Maar better safe than sorry.

Kan ik bestanden van Arkesteijn gewoon weer behandelen zoals ik bestanden van iedere andere uploader behandel? - Alexis Jazz ping plz 01:52, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

De opmerking was bedoeld om een escalatie op dat moment te voorkomen. Er was reden genoeg om eerst met elkaar uit te zoeken wat er precies aan de hand was, voordat er gehandeld werd. Er is sindsdien inhoudelijk naar gekeken, zie hier. Daar heb ik me verder niet mee bemoeid, omdat ik niets weet van schilderijen. Ik heb er geen enkel probleem mee als je helpt bij de herstelwerkzaamheden. Ik neem aan dat er ondertussen genoeg mensen naar gekeken hebben om dat zonder editwars te kunnen doen. Jcb (talk) 17:22, 5 January 2019 (UTC)


Hi, could you restore File:BSicon PARKING~Fq.svg and File:BSicon PARKING~Gq.svg? Almost all BSicons are {{pd-shape}} due to only consisting of simple geometric shapes and/or text. Jc86035 (talk) 18:05, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

@Jc86035:   Done - please add license and information - Jcb (talk) 21:58, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Removal of Images from Knanaya Article?Edit

Hello JCB,

I wanted to ask why the follow images were deleted:

To my knowledge, these images were given direct approval for use from their author Alexander J. Mapleton from his text: Knanaya Catholics History - Heritage - Heroes. Thomast48 (talk) 15:17, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

  • We never received the permission at OTRS. Files can be deleted by an OTRS agent if we receive a proper permission. Please be aware this may take some time, OTRS has a backlog. Jcb (talk) 17:35, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
    • So permission must be given at both wikimedia commons and OTRS? Is there a link to the petition page or the processing page for OTRS permission? Thomast48 (talk)
      • Yes, see my previous response. Just click the word OTRS and you will find all the information. Jcb (talk) 20:58, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
        • Just to be sure, in order for the copyright holder to give permission to OTRS, an email needs to be sent to the following adress right? Thomast48 (talk) 18:03, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
          • Yes. Jcb (talk) 22:57, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
            • Since OTRS is backed up, to make things easier should I re-upload to commons after the permission email is sent? Thomast48 (talk)
              • No, an OTRS agent will take care of undeletion if the permission is valid. Jcb (talk) 15:42, 10 January 2019 (UTC)
              • Okay thank you. Thomast48 (talk)

Hi Jcb, just to make sure, did you guys receive the permission email? I spoke to the author about the images and he sent the permission email to commons. They sent us the following ticket number: 2019012210001349 Thomast48 (talk) 06:15, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

Yes, we received the email. Jcb (talk) 16:00, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

That’s great to hear! Thomast48 (talk) 00:59, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

Question on two imagesEdit

Hello, regarding File:Jared Bruggeman.jpg was there not a permission thing sent in from the Release Generator? The author of the image emailed me back saying they had used the generator to release the images for use.. I can get you the author's name and info if needed. Thanks, Corky 21:18, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

He also sent in permission for File:Jeff Boschee.jpg. Thanks, Corky 21:19, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
Regarding the first file, a colleague sent a follow up message 5 December, but we never heared back. Regarding the second file, I have found the ticket and sent a follow up message. Jcb (talk) 21:47, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the information. I’ll see if I can contact them and have them respond.. Thanks, Corky 03:54, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Deleted photos of Alain MugicaEdit

Hello, I’ve imported, some months ago, a lot of pics of Alain Mugica. I’ve forgot to told him about the OTRS permission, so the photos had been deleted. I’ve ask him to sent the permission (OTRS 2018111310011169), but the photos aren’t restored. Can you please restore them? This is the pics concerned :

Thank you in advance. --Le Transbordeur (talk) 22:08, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

@Arthur Crbz: Could you have a look at this? Jcb (talk) 22:49, 6 January 2019 (UTC)
@Arthur Crbz:@Jcb: Hello, i’ve no news about the above message and the photos haven’t been restore. There is a problem with the autorisation?
Thank you in advance for your answer. Good evening. --Le Transbordeur (talk) 20:02, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
@Le Transbordeur: J'ai restauré tous les fichiers qui avaient été supprimés et j'ai ajouté l'autorisation que vous nous aviez envoyé. Désolé, je suis passé à côté de la notification de janvier. Bonne soirée! --Arthur Crbz (talk) 20:21, 20 January 2019 (UTC)
@Arthur Crbz: Pas de soucis, je pensais qu’il y avait eu un problème dans l’autorisation qu’Alain avait envoyé. Merci de t’en être occupé  
Bonne soirée. --Le Transbordeur (talk) 21:15, 20 January 2019 (UTC)

Deleted photos with Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licenseEdit

You have removed many images downloaded from the website of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation it is clearly stated on the website: all materials of the Internet portal of the Ministry of defense are available under license Creative Commons Attribution 4.0. A link to the page attached. Pilot (talk) 06:30, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

As far as I can see, the files that I deleted had a source link to a different website. Also there was not license template. Jcb (talk) 17:04, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

RE: File source is not properly indicated: File:Zhenghemap (cropped).jpgEdit

  • Thanks for your notice. The source of the banner has been added.—Joe young yu (talk) 14:08, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
    • Thanks! Everything seems fine now. Jcb (talk) 17:05, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

File:Özcan Cosar.jpgEdit

Hi, the owner of the picture sent a consent form in German to on 14th November 2018. Why did you delete it? --Sarduzo (talk) 22:43, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

The ticket is still open. As soon as an OTRS agent handles it and the permission turns out to be valid, they will restore the file. Jcb (talk) 22:56, 7 January 2019 (UTC)
When will an OTRS agent handle this case? The email was sent 2 months ago.... Maybe they forgot?--Sarduzo (talk) 13:35, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
The ticket is open, it will be handled. I don't know when. We have a huge backlog. We are all volunteers and there are not sufficient of us unfortunately. Jcb (talk) 16:03, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of three imagesEdit

Hi Johan, three images have been deleted although they belong to my private archive. In particular, the following original are property of my family (Bonarelli), have been directly photographed by me and can therefore be used on Wikimedia Commons: File:Guido Bonarelli.jpg File:Coa Bonarelli.jpg File:Coa bonarelli.jpg I therefore call for the deleted images to be restored. Thank you for your kind attention.

--Guido Bonarelli (talk) 11:02, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Taking a picture of a picture or coa does not make you somehow the author of the original work. Please see COM:DW. Jcb (talk) 15:32, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Manmohan Singh Signatures.svgEdit

This is one of the few remaining things in the Category:Undelete in 2019. File:Assinatura yogananda 200pxl.jpg is apparently a signature used in a book that was apparently published in the US. Person died in 1952, so if India protects signatures like other published material, it would have been PD-India in 2013. File:Assinatura de yogananda.jpg also seems like it could have been undeleted in 2013.

File:Autograph of Abul Kalam Azad(miniature).jpg was marked as Undelete in 2019 in that. He died in 1958.

The files in this DR are a mess. Probably the best thing to do is to post this at COM:UDR, so that several people can have a look. Jcb (talk) 17:53, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
OK, I'll post an UDR per your advice. Abzeronow (talk) 18:08, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

File:Rebordechau, Vilar de Barrio BN.jpgEdit

Hi, could you restore File:Rebordechau, Vilar de Barrio BN.jpg? I have contacted with the flickr author and he agreeded to change the license of the photo to CC-0. You can review it here. Bye, Elisardojm (talk) 01:29, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

  Done - thanks for your effort! Jcb (talk) 16:06, 9 January 2019 (UTC)


Please can you un-delete this and put it back! You're reason for deletion is unacceptable. 10:09, 9 January 2019 EddersGTI

'Unacceptable' says who? No, the process was followed and deletion was correct. Jcb (talk) 16:10, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

Deletion request mistakeEdit

You had marked this deletion request as 'keep' with the rationale being that the pictures were pd-India. However this was a mistake as the commons policy states that images have to be public domain in the original country and the U.S if is to be kept. The pictures were not public domain in the U.S.

I'm going to put clpo13's response here as it concisely explains why:

“Since the photos were created in (or around) 1914 in India, they became public domain there after 1964, per {PD-India}. As they were public domain in India prior to the URAA date (January 1, 1996), their copyright wouldn't have been restored in the United States by URAA. However, the available evidence appears to show that they were first published when USC put them online, so they fail the first requirement (and probably the second) of {PD-1996}, though they pass the third. Therefore, we have to treat these photos according to US copyright law unless it can be proven that they were first published outside the US. We don't know anything about the author of the photos, so the public domain date depends on when they were first published, per COM:HIRTLE. It seems likely that it would have been after 2002, in which case the photos will become public domain 120 years after creation (that's 2035, assuming a 1914 creation date). Since there's significant doubt over their copyright status in the US and Basel Mission claims to own the copyright to them, they should be deleted per COM:PRP.”

Can you please reconsider your decision and close the request as 'delete'? BreadBuddy (talk) 19:46, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

I belong to the vast majority of admins that follow COM:DIU. Jcb (talk) 23:01, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

file to deleteEdit

Hello! You deleted a batch of files from this deletion request, but it appears at least one derivative, File:Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni 2014 (cropped 2).jpg, escaped the purge. It should be deleted as well. Thanks and have a great day! --Animalparty (talk) 23:36, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

  Done - thanks for the notification - Jcb (talk) 15:47, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Deleted all my photos without reasonEdit

I had all these nice, public domain photos uploaded. Stop trying to steal my content. Mantr33r (talk) 20:48, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Don't upload copyright violations. Jcb (talk) 21:43, 10 January 2019 (UTC)

Insignia of Ukrainian territorial entitiesEdit

Please, stop deleting flags and coats of arms of Ukrainian territorial entities. You say there in no sources, but in most cases the official website of a territorial entity is a source. Please, notify me if you are going to delete any more of those files, I will look if they were taken from official website, and if so, add it as a source. --TohaomgTohaomg (talk) 00:42, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

It's in principle the responsibility of the uploader to provide adequat source information. If you think I deleted a file for which {{PD-UA-exempt}} may apply, you can always ask for temporary undeletion so that you can have a look. Jcb (talk) 09:38, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

deleted picturesEdit


I uploaded three pictures and received OTRS tickets. But, all the pictures were deleted. Ticket#2018121110002626 Ticket#2018121110002706 Ticket#2018121110002761 Is there any problem? Could you check? Yujooli (talk) 16:55, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

No valid permission was established within 30 days after our first response to the ticket. If the permission is completed and valid, the involved OTRS agent will take care of undeletion. Jcb (talk) 17:04, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
I sent the OTRS mail according to the written instructions, but I don't know why I didn't get permission. Anyway, do I have to upload three pictures again and send OTRS mail again? Yujooli (talk)
The ticket is currently open. Do not reupload the files. An OTRS agent will get back to you. This may take some time, because OTRS has a backlog. Jcb (talk) 17:18, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
Okay. I will be waiting. Thank you for letting me know. Yujooli (talk)

Block of Milan BališinEdit

Hi Jcb. I noticed that you have blocked Milan Bališin for a week.

I have to say that I don't really agree with your decision. The user is a long term contributor with many Quality images under his belt. The only thing he's been trying to do in the last few deletion requests was to delete photos he uploaded under his name but he's not their author. As B suggested, it was most probably in the early stage of his wiki career - and it truly was, these pictures are one if his oldest contributions. Milan was most probably just trying to fix his mistakes. He just may not have explained himself correctly, I suspect that he wasn't aware that it'd be such a hassle to delete these files so he didn't bother to explain the issue thoroughly and tried different reasons in different times.

Milan also argued that these pictures were taken very far away and with different camera from where he was that day. It's not really possible that he'd manage to be at both places at the same time unless he'd jump into a helicopter. Did you take this argument into account? If not, how come? How do you explain that?

You also warned Milan only by one short sentence without any further explanation. Maybe I'm missing something, but I'm lacking good faith here.

I believe we should be more tolerant towards our long term contributors. I understand blocking newbies or anonymous for disturbing behaviors but Milan has been great contributor for years, he only wanted to delete 3 pictures that he uploaded a few years ago under his name but that are quite obviously not his. I'm not going to unblock him or delete the pictures - I respect other administrators and value their work too much. But I'd like to ask you if you could have a look once again into the issue and possibly reconsider your decision because it's quite clear to me that these pictures are not his. With kind regards, --Podzemnik (talk) 21:03, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

I think you have missed over 90% of what this user did at Commons in the past years. This has been going on for a while and it's not about just 3 files. First they tried to revoke the contribution of dozens of files and only when it became clear to them that you cannot revoke a CC license, they started to declare that they would not be the photographer. Jcb (talk) 21:29, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
Jcb, if this wasn't a case of a user trying to revoke their contributions and was, instead, a case of a DR where someone had nominated the files for deletion on the basis that these photos were taken in a different country on the same day as some of the user's other uploads, and that they were taken with a different camera than the user used on any of their other uploads, what would your decision be? Even if the user is/was trying to revoke their contributions, we if they actually did upload a copyright violation, we should still delete those. --B (talk) 22:09, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
If this user has indeed a good reason, they will have to start to discuss this first and only if there is some consensus in advance there may be a new DR. The repeated mass deletion requests have to stop. Jcb (talk) 22:20, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

Mass deletion of Trainiac photos (done)Edit

Dear Jcb

You mass deleted a large number of Trainiac photos without discussion. I noted that at least one of them was published after 1923, but most of them appear genuine. Unfortunately, the licence that I had included was still inserted at the wrong location in the file, but I thought that this would be sorted by a robot. I have categorized (most of) these photos manually, which took considerable time. Could you undelete them, please, or at least double-check their legitimacy (especially regarding PD-Australia)? --NearEMPTiness (talk) 06:24, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

As a precedence, please check [[File:EL089 006 (21562717631).jpg|thumb|A log hauler at Russell Allport & Co, Hobart]], where I clearly had inserted {{PD-Australia}} and {{PD-1996}} although this might have not been displayed correctly. --NearEMPTiness (talk) 06:46, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
All the files had the Flickr Public Domain Mark, which is not a valid license. The files that I checked did not have PD-Australia, but if they have, like in your example, there was still no date information given, so that it could not be verified whether PD-Australia could apply. Please be aware that it's your own responsibility to do proper after care if you do such file transfers. Jcb (talk) 12:32, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for being vigilant. Could you please un-delete the files, so that I can do the proper after care? --NearEMPTiness (talk) 13:15, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
I will see what I can do. Jcb (talk) 13:17, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks. Otherwise, I would need to re-categorize them again. --NearEMPTiness (talk) 13:20, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

As far as I can see all the files are back online. Jcb (talk) 13:39, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks, I have updated the licenses of most of them and got the remainder deleted. --NearEMPTiness (talk) 23:30, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of album coversEdit

Hi, why did you delete my album covers

I had requested the permissions from the original copyright holders and an email is being sent to OTRS. You were not at right to delete these pictures as there was a seven-day deadline for me to provide the licensing.

Restore them.

Rayukk (talk) 11:29, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

You added fraudulous OTRS tags and now you think that you can order me? If you sent a proper permission to OTRS, just patiently wait until an OTRS agent handles the ticket. Jcb (talk) 12:34, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Coins photosEdit

Hi there. I will be the least one to join on the complain list. Don't get me wrong but you're questioning licencing for 19th century coins because of a photographer issue? I mean, whoever is a photographer (if we doubt uploader is such one) is it even copyrighted? Maybe I'm taking an analogy from Polish copryright but I always thought one's work has to be original, distinctive piece of work to be copyrighted. And yet we are talking about plain, straight photographs of a (twice) copyright-free item. There is no specific composition, lighting, extraordinary quality, just the simpliest way to transfer the original design into a photograph. I will (strongly) agree that in this → 20 px case there is an item of copyrighted work both in the coin design and (maybe to a bigger extent) a picture itself. But if we stick to the principles you're implying then we need double (or maybe tripple) licencing for every single picture of any material thing. If we printed Wikipedia page we could glue in an actual coin, but we can't attach a straigt photo of it because of copyrighs? Aʀvєδuι + 12:54, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Hi, it's an established consensus that pictures of old coins have their own copyright, please see Commons:Currency, the first point under 'Important points'. Jcb (talk) 13:19, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

File:4G7FM PL0062-20.jpgEdit

Dag Jcb,

Ik zag dat je mijn bewerking op File:4G7FM PL0062-20.jpg ongedaan had gemaakt. Nu ben ik niet zo goed thuis met de procedures op Commons, maar in elk geval wilde ik duidelijk maken dat ik geen bronvermelding zie bij het toeschrijven van het schilderij aan Burgkmair. Het lijkt me eerlijk gezegd ook sterk dat het schilderij door Burgkmair zelf gemaakt is (schilderij lijkt de kwaliteit en stijl van Burgkmair te missen). Hoe dan ook, uit het Portugese onderschrift blijkt verder dat de schilder niet Burgkmair zelf zou zijn, maar een volger ("Seguidor de Hans Burgkmair the Elder"). Dus mijn vraag: waarom weggehaald wat ik geplaatst had, of als ik het niet op een juiste manier gedaan had, wat is dan de juiste manier om om de bron voor de toeschrijving te vragen?

Met vriendelijke groet, Sint Aldegonde (talk) 18:09, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Wij hebben hier op Commons geen equivalent voor het bron-sjabloon. Dit soort informatie kun je er eventueel als tekst bij zetten. Het {source missing} sjabloon is bedoeld voor als een gebrek aan bron-informatie er voor zorgt dat de auteursrechtelijke situatie onduidelijk is. Het sjabloon categoriseert de afbeelding als Category:Images without source. Jcb (talk) 21:04, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
Dank! Groet, Sint Aldegonde (talk) 21:22, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Question on cities heraldics or logo integrationEdit

Dear Jcb

I'm quite new and recently tried to integrate heraldics and logo of the city of La Fare-les-Oliviers. I tried to document taking examble of what have been made for the city of Mende : Logo_mende.jpg. It wasn't good apparently as you deleted them. May you tell me if it's possible and then how, if we need to give a specific autorization and how, more generally give me advice.

Thanks in advance

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Cédric Delahaye (talk • contribs) 19:55, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
If a file has been previously published elsewhere on the web, verification via OTRS is mandatory. If you are the author of these images, please contact OTRS. If the OTRS agent thinks the permission is valid, they will take care of undeletion. Please be aware that this may take some time, because OTRS has a backlog. Jcb (talk) 21:08, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks so I wait for validation. Rgds. Cédric Delahaye

Fake coats of armsEdit

If we agree to support these fake files, it is not possible to support them in the categories of coats of arms of Menorca because they neither are coats of arms of Menorca they nor have anything to see. It is an artistic invented work. This generates many confusion.--Lopezsuarez (talk) 00:45, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

You cannot unilaterally decategorize those files. Do you have the slightest idea of how much volunteer time is spent to categorize our files? And your rename requests were invalid, we don't add such qualifications to file names. Repeating this after warning was dumb, now you have a week to think about it. Jcb (talk) 00:54, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of photo of Annick CojeanEdit

Hi! I don't understand the deletion of the picture which I uploaded at The picture was extracted from a screenshot of a video, which is licensed with the BY-SA 3.0 Creative Commons license, therefore I do not see why I cannot extract a screenshot and upload it on Wikimedia Commons with the same license. Thanks in advance for your help! --George2etexte (talk) 21:55, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

  Undeleted Jcb (talk) 17:41, 14 January 2019 (UTC)
@Jcb: Thanks! I've also restored the link with the WikiData element corresponding to Annick Cojean. --George2etexte (talk) 12:06, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Excuse meEdit

....I probably used the wrong link unintentionally. Sorry. Greetings. Orchi (talk) 16:07, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

Re:Chiesa del Sacro Cuore (Ancona) 01.jpgEdit

Please, see the history of change of filename of File:Chiesa del Sacro Cuore (Ancona) 02.jpg.--Threecharlie (talk) 23:01, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

Not sure what I have to do with this renaming, I have notified you that you must add a license to File:Chiesa del Sacro Cuore (Ancona) 01.jpg. Jcb (talk) 23:05, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
Damn... I forgot to reinsert the license of the original file... sorry, I did not really understand. :-/ --Threecharlie (talk) 23:12, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

Please restore the filesEdit

Hello! Please help to restore the files:

File:2.Известный английский режиссер и актер Питер Устинов, дядя Нины Александровны, в гостях у семьи Глазуновых. 1983.jpg
File:3. Н.А. Виноградова-Бенуа и И.С. Глазунов за реставрацией иконы.jpg
File:4.Нина Александровна со своей двоюродной бабушкой Анной Александровной Бенуа. 1965. Париж.jpg
File:5. В мастерской художника. И.С. Глазунов с женой Н.А. Виноградовой-Бенуа и детьми. 1970-е.jpg
File:6. И.С. Глазунов и Н.А. Виноградова-Бенуа с детьми в Архангельском. 1977.jpg
File:7. Н.А. Виноградова-Бенуа. Троице-Сергиева лавра. 1960.jpg
File:8. Н.А. Виноградова-Бенуа. Женский костюм Рязанской губернии. 1966.jpg
File:9. Глазунов, Светланов, Тихомиров.jpg
File:10. Н.А. Виноградова-Бенуа. Костюмы дам в масках. Бал. К опере П.И. Чайковского "Пиковая дама". 1981.jpg
File:11. Эскиз занавеса к опере "Сказание о невидимом граде Китеже и деве Февронии". 1983.jpg
File:12. Н.А.Виноградова-Бенуа. Женские костюмы. Преображенный Китеж. 1983 г.jpg
File:13. Н.А.Виноградова-Бенуа. Мужские костюмы. Преображенный Китеж. 1983г.jpg
File:14. Н.А. Виноградова-Бенуа. Щелкунчик. 1985.jpg

This is a photos from the family archive. And we scanned it ourselves. Photos uploaded for the article Виноградова-Бенуа, Нина Александровна. What proof can we provide that these are our photos? We may have incorrectly specified the type of license. Please help to fix it. We will be very grateful to you.

Permission has to come from the (heirs of the) photographer of each picture. This permission can be sent to OTRS. Jcb (talk) 16:02, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

File:ONNX logo main.pngEdit

Hallo, I added the license (MIT) in machine readable form. OK? MTheiler (talk) 10:59, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! Jcb (talk) 16:03, 18 January 2019 (UTC)

OTRS deletionsEdit

Hi Jcb, could you please hold off on deletion of OTRS-pending material? Currently there is a very long backlog, and it's a bit counterproductive to delete them only to restore them when the permissions are processed. Commons:OTRS/backlog shows the size of the backlog in days. Thanks, King of ♠ 00:32, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

You are mistaken. The backlog is taken into account by the timer of {OTRS pending} and it has been for a very long time already. Please get yourself better informed before being pedantic to colleagues. Jcb (talk) 15:55, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
I now realize that you do reset the timer as a general practice, but some did fall through the cracks, like File:Alex Moreno, 2017.jpg, which made me think you weren't doing that already. -- King of ♠ 02:35, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

Audio file deletionsEdit

Hello Jcb. You deleted the following audio files:

Those files were previously deleted by EugeneZelenko and restored afterwards. The mentioned files are voice recordings that I made in which the authors made a small description of themselves. Thank you. Aitzolete (talk) 11:04, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

Did you ask authors/translators to send permission to Commons:OTRS as I suggested? If not please do this. When permission will be processed, files may be restored. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:12, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

File:The Karate Kid12.jpgEdit

Hi Jcb. You deleted this file (at least one with the same name) back on December 19, 2018, but it's been reuploaded by another editor (my guess is that it's same editor using a new account). It still has the same issue as before and I think OTRS should verify authorship. -- Marchjuly (talk) 12:22, 24 January 2019 (UTC)

Deleted by a colleague in the meantime. Jcb (talk) 16:01, 24 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know. -- Marchjuly (talk) 23:10, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

File:Julie Hulda Schottländer (1824-1849) Schwerin enamel miniature with oval crop.pngEdit

If you restore it I will add a license, I was not aware that I had not added one

  Done - Jcb (talk) 01:03, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

The ThumbEdit

I didn't actually create "The Thumb," but thanks for deleting it. I thought it was a category until I found out otherwise. ----DanTD (talk) 01:37, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

Ok. It appeared at the checklist of empty gallery pages. Unintentional creations of such pages when people try to create a category happen daily. Jcb (talk) 10:34, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

File:Prof. Dr. Joachim Luther.jpgEdit

You deleted this picture, which I have used on WP:Joachim Luther, both in en as well as in de. The picture was uploaded by the ISE institute on 16 January, whose head Luther was. What went wrong? --BBCLCD

Evidence of permission is missing. The photographer should contact OTRS. Jcb (talk) 10:36, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

Archivo derivado de archivo borradoEdit

Hola Jcb.

File:Breastfeeding(milkfinal)-ar.png es un derivado de File:Breastfeeding(milkfinal).png.

Si se borra el primero también habrá que borrar el segundo ¿no es cierto?

Un saludo. --. 23:15, 25 January 2019 (UTC)

  Hecho - Gracias por la notificación - Jcb (talk) 00:17, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

File:Marta Bastianelli.jpgEdit

The permission for this photo was sent by the UEC on November 7th 2018. I have the receipt and can email it to you. The sender's name is Stefano Bertolotti, press manager of the federation, and he sent it by his official email address. What went wrong? --Nicola (talk) 12:41, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Did they send it to OTRS? Please be aware that OTRS has a backlog. Jcb (talk) 12:44, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
They sent it to the same address as always - he sent it again right now. --Nicola (talk) 13:06, 26 January 2019 (UTC)


Hi JCB: Please see User talk:Arthur Crbz#Ticket#2018080810009778. Crbz received the initially incomplete information needed to confirm the copyright ownership of the now-deleted file, File:Keith Ferris painting the mural "Fortresses Under Fire" at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.jpg. Please inform me whether the information supplied was insufficient and what would be needed to resubmit the image, if you cannot restore it. Sincerely, HopsonRoad (talk) 18:46, 9 September 2018 (UTC)

The ticket is in the queue and it is open. As soon as an OTRS agent handles the ticket and concludes that the permission is valid, this OTRS agent will take care of undeletion. Jcb (talk) 18:48, 9 September 2018 (UTC)
Checking on the status of this ticket. Sincerely, HopsonRoad (talk) 22:51, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
The ticket is being handled. Jcb (talk) 22:57, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Allo002 holocaustEdit

Jcb, if you are eager to delete “something bad”, then go to Commons:Deletion requests/Images of Antonio Carlos Rosset Filho uploaded by Antoniorosset and wipe out what appears infringement of an uncredited photographer’s rights with the probability close to 1. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 07:14, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

  Done - Jcb (talk) 12:19, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Why did you revert my change?Edit

Hi Jcb, you recently reverted my category change of File:Todesfaelle w54 gesamt 1979-2007.jpg. Why did you do that? I gave it the most specific category I could find: The picture shows cases of death by cause "W54", W54 is the ICD-10 category for "Dog bite", see article "Dog bite" in the English Wikipedia. In my opinion, the categories "Statistics of Germany" and "Death" are much less specific, "Crime" is even wrong for this picture. --TeKaBe (talk) 07:24, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

You removed the licensing, so that the file was added to one of our error reports. Also please be aware that the categorization is the only way to find files at Wikimedia Commons. It's in principle not a good idea to bring back the categories from 3 to 1. Jcb (talk) 12:22, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
OK, I understand. The license removal happened of cause by accident. --TeKaBe (talk) 19:01, 27 January 2019 (UTC)


Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/User problems#User:Jcb Bad block. Bad to ignore community consensus. You should no longer be an admin. -- Colin (talk) 09:57, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Several users still agree with the block. Your 'community consensus' is nowhere to be seen. Jcb (talk) 12:41, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
Only your new best friends Fae and Tuválkin support the block. Natuur12 openly admits it is against blocking policy "Might not be the best block because it's mostly punitive instead of preventive" while trying to compromise with you. I count at least 13 people very much saying this was a bad block, including many admins. Your defiant comments do you no favours. I am appalled that you did not discuss with Jd before blocking him. And I am appalled at how wrongly you have misinterpreted his edits post the blanking. This was not an editor in any danger to Commons. -- Colin (talk) 18:33, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
Commons:Administrators' noticeboard/User problems#Determine Jcb's community mandate: a vote of confidence
I know you'll read it anyway and it's just a subthread, but I felt it would be best to be safe and inform you. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 04:37, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
And closed.
I know you are bugged by many things I do. Is there any way we could come to an agreement, perhaps in combination with other users you feel bugged by? I only want one thing. To see you still have a community mandate. I would back off a considerable bit if I knew the community supported you. But if the only reason you are still an admin is because you effectively have tenure that can only end if you severely abuse your power and not because the community still supports you, I can't respect that. I hope you can understand that. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 11:12, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
As long as you are making a struggle out of everything, don't expect a peaceful environment around you. You reap what you sow. So relax a bit, try to accept that not everybody you disagree with should be considered the enemy. We are all volunteers who try to contribute something to the world, you know? Jcb (talk) 15:51, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
And as far as I'm concerned, you are doing it without a community mandate. I would be happy to "agree to disagree" if you actually had a mandate.
Happy editing. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 05:09, 30 January 2019 (UTC)

I found you recently deleted my upload. According to this, all I know is to add that and all problems will go away. But it doesn't. So .... what is the problem really? 11:39, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

At Wikimedia Commons, we don't allow Fair Use. Some Wikipedia versions, including English Wikipedia, do allow local upload of Fair Use. Please see Commons:Fair use. Jcb (talk) 12:44, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

File:गजानन भास्कर मेहेंदळे.jpgEdit

Why you have deleted this file? That photo was taken by myself. --अमित म्हाडेश्वर (talk) 13:14, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

I doubt it. Most of your uploads have been determined to be copyright violations. Jcb (talk) 16:33, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of picture Bernger von Horheim in Weingartner LiederhandschriftEdit


can you tell me why you deleted this picture?

As a reason it says Copyright violation, however, the Württembergische Landesbibliothek Stuttgart says on their homepage that everyone is free to use pictures in jpg without asking for permission (aus den Digitalen Sammlungen entnommene jpg-Dateien unterliegen der Creative Commons Lizenz BY-SA und dürfen ohne Einholung einer Genehmigung verwendet werden). I even gave the credits to the Landesbibliothek Stuttgart and mentioned them when uploading it to Commons. So where is the problem if I want to use it for the article 'Bernger von Horheim'?

Thanks in advance for clarification

— Preceding unsigned comment added by EisResi (talk • contribs) 18:49, 28 January 2019 (UTC)
You did not add a license. Instead, you added '© 2018 Zeutschel GmbH, Tübingen'. When I clicked the hyperlink, that copyright statement was also the only thing visible. Please don't expect that an administrator will dig for additional statements at an external website if you upload it this way. I will undelete the file. Please update the licensing or it will be deleted again. Jcb (talk) 21:19, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Delete requestEdit

File:Lambang surau kampung.png (Out of Wikimedia Project's scope)
File:Titik yunariyah.jpg (Out of Wikimedia Project's scope)
File:Xeround.png (Possible copyright infringement)
File:Powerbank vizz.jpg (Possible copyright infringement)
File:Powerbank_alta.jpg (Possible copyright infringement)

Can you delete those images? Thanks. Veracious (talk) 11:45, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

Please be aware that we have a backlog on DRs. Even a number of DRs from September is still open. One day or another someone will close these DRs. Jcb (talk) 15:53, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
Ah, ok. Thanks for the reply. Veracious (talk) 10:53, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

File:Acta coronacion ntra sra.jpgEdit

Hi. Why was this file deleted? You wrote no OTRS, is there something wrong with the ticket? Amada44  talk to me 14:43, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

A colleague sent a follow up message 29 December, but we never heared back. Jcb (talk) 15:55, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

File:Villa Königsgarten, Altaussee.jpgEdit

Me too - why this file was deleted? The permission was sent on August 12 2018. I have the copy. --Nicola (talk) 17:31, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

Do you have the ticket number of this one? The sender of the permission should have received an autoreply with the ticket number. Jcb (talk) 18:13, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

Requesting undeletion of Mike_Dickison_Auckland_Museum_1.jpg (and _2 and _3)Edit

Hi there,

These three photos were uploaded in August last year. The copyright holder sent their OTRS permission on 15 August. They were first contacted to verify the permissions on January 27th, and supplied full information that day: Ticket#2018081510001217 Is there a problem? If not, I'd be grateful if you could you arrange the undeletion of those three images. Thanks, Giantflightlessbirds (talk) 20:44, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

@Ganímedes: What do you think? Jcb (talk) 22:07, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
!? I don't understand the problem. I closed that ticket on 26/01/2019 - 22:29 PM as "done" with "I have made the necessary modifications to the file page, please verify." And on 27/01/2019 - 00:51 I received: "Hereby Verified!". Perhaps there is something that I'm missing, or it is another ticket... Regards. --Ganímedes (talk) 00:53, 30 January 2019 (UTC)
I'm sorry I verified again and you're right but... could it be these files a new upload, different from the previous one? There is no evidence of another deletion before jan 2019. --Ganímedes (talk) 00:53, 30 January 2019 (UTC)
They were definitely only uploaded once, by me, in August. —Giantflightlessbirds (talk) 02:11, 30 January 2019 (UTC)
Google cache confirms that and on the 22 Dec 2018 it hadn't had the OTRS verified! Bidgee (talk) 03:38, 30 January 2019 (UTC)
Omg, I guess I forgot to add the templates... My mistake. My apologize. Is it possible to retore them, Jcb? --Ganímedes (talk) 11:56, 30 January 2019 (UTC)
Yes, no problem. I just wanted to be sure that I didn't overlook something. The files are back online and properly tagged as OTRS confirmed. Jcb (talk) 16:01, 30 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank you both for taking the time to sort this out. Mistakes happen! —Giantflightlessbirds (talk) 18:27, 30 January 2019 (UTC)

Daisy Clover Rock band image removalEdit

Please advise why you deleted the image of the band please? I have permission to upload it. Please advise what I need to do to have it on the Daisy Clover article? User:Thegman81

This was scanned from a newspaper. In order to be able to keep this file on our servers, we need to receive a valid permission from the original photographer or their heirs. Jcb (talk) 16:03, 30 January 2019 (UTC)

NPG imagesEdit

Hi Jcb, NPG images on UDR are still waiting for a solution. Everybody except you agree that they are {{PD-UK-unknown}}. So the main reason they are still deleted is the claim of URAA. You are usually against deleting images for this reason. Where do you stand about these? Regards, Yann (talk) 15:13, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

This is a complicated situation. On one hand I strongly disagree with the URAA argument, on the other hand I am not convinced at all that PD-UK-unknown would apply and I am not the only one. At least Carl Lindberg stated his doubts about this. Another complicating factor is that we know that the uploader is a sockpuppet of a LTA (clearly visible at day one, later confirmed by a CU), who probably uploaded this batch with the purpose to cause a controversity. Maybe that factor could provide a way out of this situation: declining the UDR because it was opened by a sockpuppet of a LTA. Jcb (talk) 15:56, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
We usually do not care who made a request, if that request is valid. IMO this should not play a role in the decision. Regards, Yann (talk) 16:57, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
I wouldn't be upset by that decision if you took that as an out(uploader being a sock). Abzeronow (talk) 03:22, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of CICE.gif in CICE (sea ice model) pageEdit

JCP: Please explain why you deleted CICE.gif from the Wikipedia page for the CICE (sea ice model). The animation was produced from data in the public domain with copyright release on Zenodo, cited in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A paper in 2018 titled: Quality control for community-based sea-ice model development. The data used to produce the movie is in the public domain and HAS NO COPYRIGHT linked to it because it was produced by the U.S. Government as unclassified research. I know of all of this because I wrote the paper.-- 04:30, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

This is a derivative work and source information is missing, so that the copyright situation cannot be verified. Jcb (talk) 08:43, 1 February 2019 (UTC)


Request: Rebuilding of: <cut> Pictures are available. Orchi (talk) 14:45, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

@Orchi:   Done - please add the pictures - Jcb (talk) 16:38, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

File:Peymani 2017.jpgEdit

Hi, why was this file deleted? As far as I remember, there was a declaration by the uploader that it was his own work. And it was licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0. --Anti. (talk) 17:22, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

We responded to the OTRS ticket 31 December, but we never heared back. Jcb (talk) 17:26, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, I don't understand: Who sent this OTRS ticket requesting what? Whom did you expect to hear back from? --Anti. (talk) 18:15, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
What do you have to do with this file? Jcb (talk) 21:51, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
I started the article de:Ramin Peymani in october 2017 and asked Mr. Peymani for a photo by mail, which was delivered in november 2017.
Apparently there wasn't any problem with that photo during the last 14 months .. --Anti. (talk) 23:53, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
Not all problems are discovered instantly. We don't have sufficient manpower here to check all uploads. Jcb (talk) 23:59, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
So, what's the actual problem? I bet we can solve it. --Anti. (talk) 00:08, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
We don't have permission from the photographer. We have asked for it, but never got a response. Jcb (talk) 00:10, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
So you'd need a permission from User:Reiniger68, as an edit from his Wikimedia account or by mail from his registered Wikimedia account mail address, confirming that the photo he uploaded is his own work (i.e. that he's the photographer) and agreeing to publish it under license CC-BY-SA-4.0? And then you'd be ready to restore the photo ..? --Anti. (talk) 01:12, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
If they are the photographer, yes they should contact OTRS. Jcb (talk) 08:50, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Cédrix Crespel délinkéEdit

Bonjour, je ne comprends pas pourquoi les documents Cédrix Crespel ont été délinkés. Dacoucou Voici ci-dessous le mail envoyé par Cédrix Crespel à le 26 août 2018. --Amage9 (talk) 13:27, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Did you receive an autoreply with a ticket number? The ticket got never connected to the files. If you have the ticket number for me, I can take a look. Jcb (talk) 14:15, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
Je n'ai pas de n° de ticket, Cédrix Crespel a envoyé directement le formulaire d'autorisation à le 26 août 2018.Cédrix Crespel <>--Amage9 (talk) 17:06, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
Cédrix Crespel a renvoyé le mail original ce jour à, le Ticket#2019020510005751e --Amage9 (talk) 13:43, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
Reçu. Jcb (talk) 16:00, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

Cedar City, Utah, LDS temple photoEdit

Hi, my friend who took the picture I uploaded of the Cedar City LDS temple said that she emailed you as you requested in an email to me in order to give her consent for the picture to be used, but that she never heard back from you (other than an automated response saying the email had been received). I also wasn't notified that the picture was going to be deleted--I could have confirmed that she had reached out. Is it possible to undelete the photo since she has provided the appropriate consent?


Biggins (talk) 19:02, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

(The Ticket# is 2018071810000527, if that helps.) Biggins (talk) 19:14, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
In ticket:2018071810000527 I see nothing from the author. Do you know if the author received an autoreply with a different ticket number? Jcb (talk) 21:17, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
Unfortunately she does not have the email any longer, and isn't interested in going through this whole process again, so unless there's an easy way to search through the emails you've received in the last two months for "Cedar City" to try to find her grant of permission, I guess we'll have to let it drop. Thanks, now I will know better how to navigate this process next time! --Biggins (talk) 21:06, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Pedro MeierEdit

Betrifft: heute 19 Fotos gelöscht --- Hi Jcb -- ::(@Jcb:) -- ::(@DaB.:) Vielen Dank für Deine Arbeit! Ich habe am 4. und 10. Januar 2019 sämtliche, alle ausstehenden Fragen zu den 19 Lizenzen dieser 19 Fotos beantwortet und zu jedem Foto hinzugefügt. Doch niemand hat die Fotos bearbeitet – und nun wurden sie heute gelöscht –? Siehe: Pedro Meier (Diskussion) 11:44, 4 January 2019 (UTC) --Pedro Meier (Diskussion) 10:23, 10 January 2019 - ::(@DaB.:) Alle die 19 Fotografien habe ich selber gemacht. Die 19 Fotos sind – Selfies ! – mit Stativ und Zeitlupe fotografiert. Es gibt keinen fremden Fotografen – alle Fotos sind Selfies von mir. Bitte siehe Pedro Meier Diskussionsseite Was habe ich falsch gemacht? Vielen Dank für die Hilfe Freundliche Grüsse Pedro Meier - ---Pedro Meier (talk) 19:12, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

The ticket was not completed within 30 days after our first response. Also I see a different problem: these files are blatantly out of scope. Wikimedia Commons is not personal webspace. Jcb (talk) 21:21, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

File:Chromatic Scale & Chromaticism -

Please undelete--the author gave permission for all of those files simultaneously. —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:38, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Do you have a ticket number for me? Jcb (talk) 21:13, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
Should all be the same ticket as File:Joseph Patrick Moore, 2014.jpg. He released some photos, several videos, and an audio recording simultaneously. —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:25, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
Found it! Jcb (talk) 21:29, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

Revdel questionEdit

Hi Jcb, Hope all is well, Just wanted to ask something - Lets say for instance I wanted all edit summaries here revdelled - Would you have to do this one by one or could this be done all in one (somehow?)
Just to clarify I don't want those deleted it was just a general question,
Many thanks, –Davey2010Talk 21:48, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

This will have to be done one by one manually. Jcb (talk) 21:55, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
Ah okay, The question related to the redlinked cat [1][2] which now I feel is damn right obnoxious, I've recreasted the cat anyway to hopefully make it less obnoxious,
Anyway babbling on - many thanks for your help, Take care –Davey2010Talk 22:06, 2 February 2019 (UTC)


Heya m8, could u plx tell me why did u delete this picture: ?

It's a picture from a lot which have been uploaded as a part of a Wikipedian in residence programme in the Museum of Yugoslavia in Belgrade in 2018 (here). All the other pics have an OTRS number. So where was the problem? Cheers. --Ivan VA (talk) 12:09, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

This file never got connected to an OTRS ticket. Do you have a ticket number for me? Jcb (talk) 13:37, 3 February 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of File:Biderketak-multiplications.webmEdit

Hello! One of my students uploaded the video File:Biderketak-multiplications.webm that has been deleted by you. I would like to know the exact cause of deletion, please. -Theklan (talk) 11:45, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Apparent copyvio without any source and authorship information, without license and even without description. If you are the author, please contact OTRS for verification. Jcb (talk) 15:54, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

:File:Bike-energy-ladestation line Fahrradhalterung-Kappa.jpgEdit

Moin Jcb, i have the Ticket#2019020510009283 for the picture, could you please restore it. tschüß -- Ra Boe watt?? 21:18, 5 February 2019 (UTC)

  Done - please process the ticket - Jcb (talk) 22:42, 5 February 2019 (UTC)
Okay und Danke. Tschüß -- Ra Boe watt?? 00:00, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

On duty?Edit

See pls. Danke u. --E4024 (talk) 17:12, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

  Done - Jcb (talk) 17:22, 6 February 2019 (UTC)



This source is obviously wrong, since Ioan Budaideleanu died in 1820:

  1. this is a photography (it did not exist in 1820)
  2. this guy has a facial hair which is not seen before 1850 (I guess it could be around 1880)

Moreover: see the history of the file:

  • Mcowkin, 1 septembre 2016 15:28
  • Mcowkin, 1 septembre 2016 19:05

Why do you think Mcowkin changed the file ? Because he thought the first one was better?

... and the winner is: Category:Georg Cantor !

Best Regards Chaoborus (talk) 23:15, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

I add this : (Sep 05, 2014)
See COM:OVERWRITE. Jcb (talk) 15:44, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
 : The fact that this is a picture of Georg Cantor is not relevant to you ? --Chaoborus (talk) 17:18, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Request for Undoing Deletion of Artist Mumbiram’s imagesEdit

Request for Undoing Deletion of Artist Mumbiram’s images

Dear Jcb Why have these images (see below) been deleted by you ? Could you kindly explain and undo the deletion after checking the information provided below. Artist Mumbiram, the copyright holder of all these images had sent his permission to use these images, which are either his own art works or photos he took himself of artworks of his grandfather artist and which are in his possession.

For each permission a ticket number has been given.

Mumbiram has sent the permission from his email address: or (both are mentioned on his website).

Each image has been published on Artist Mumbiram’s website,

We include a link of each of the images on this website.


--Kusum Bhagavat (talk) 12:17, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

The permission has not yet been accepted. An OTRS agent responded to the ticket, but we did not hear back yet. Jcb (talk) 15:48, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

AOC filesEdit

Hey @Jcb:, I was waiting for the two Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez-related files to be approved via the Open-source Ticket Request System but didn't hear back. Can you do it manually? Do you have an email that I can forward permissions email?The lorax (talk) 01:00, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

OTRS has a backlog of several months, but if you have a ticket number for me, I can verify if the ticket is in the queue. Jcb (talk) 11:49, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

1.5 days?Edit

Hi Jcb, on my watchlist at en:wiki I saw the deletion of an image uploaded by a fresh student editor. He/she uploaded that photo just 1.5 days ago, and apparently the image had a missing license. Now I see it is already deleted because of that reason, or "Copyright violation" even, here. Did you contact that user to provide a license? I think 1.5 days is far too short for people to respond to such a question. I have written the uploader at en:wiki and asked to upload it again with a proper license this time, but hope the timespan for license requests will be extended for future uploads, especially for new users who need guidance, not deletion of their work. Cheers, Tisquesusa (talk) 03:34, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Forgetting to add a license is one thing, copying a file from a website where no free license is indicated is another. For missing license we normally grant 7 days after notification, but copyright violations get deleted right away. Jcb (talk) 11:52, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion without notificationEdit

Hi, you deleted both this and this file without any discussion. I am no commons expert, just an upload now and then, but I always try to meet all regulations to my best knowledge. As far as I know I stated the correct flickr-licences and wondering what I did wrong there. Please advise how to solve the issue. I still have the link to both pictures, their licenses there are, in my opinion, ok for Commons. If the license was stated incorrectly I am happy to correct it, but a speedy deletion is not at all comprehensible. Regards, Squasher (talk) 17:47, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Please don't transfer files from Flickr to Commons if they have the Public Domain Mark license. This is not a valid license, actually it's not a license at all. Jcb (talk) 17:57, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Ah, the details... Now I understand the problem with the license, thanks. But a short note on my disc page would have been quite nice. Wouldn't I have asked here, I would not have known the problem and surely made another faulty upload in the future. Regards, Squasher (talk) 18:27, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Request to return photos that you deleted from the page with my nameEdit

Unfortunately I received an email from you on:date: Feb 3, 2019, 2:15 AM

subject:הדף "מירי ישראלי" בוויקיפדיה שוּנה על־ידי CommonsDelinker
Hello Dear Friend,
I would appreciate you returning the pictures of my works that were approved in Wikimedia Commons and for some reason you deleted them from the shelf of my name. All works you have deleted have been licensed by CC-BY-SA and authorized to be used as necessary. also My picture of environmental sculpture I created with students was also on a page of ecological art of Catalonia in Spain. Since you deleted it so it is no longer on their page. I would be very grateful if you would write me the email why you deleted the pictures.
I very much ask you to instruct me what to do in order to return them to the value page.

Thank you miri israeli ---מירי ישראלי (talk) 18:15, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Please ask the artist of the depicted artwork to contact OTRS to provide permission. Jcb (talk) 22:11, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Portrait of Heydrich by Heinrich HoffmannEdit

Hi Jcb, you have deleted an image of Reinhard Heydrich, that had been uploaded by the German Federal Archives in 2008[3] as part of a cooperation between Wikimedia Commons and the German Federal Archives. The picture had been taken by Heinrich Hoffmann. The copyright is owned by the German state. What was your rationale for deletion? Best regards, --Assayer (talk) 01:29, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

There was an OTRS ticket about this image that was not resolved after 30 days. This results into deletion by default. I can mostly access such a ticket, but not in this case, so I can't tell anything about the ticket. Jcb (talk) 22:26, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
When you can't access the ticket, you shouldn't have deleted the image in the first place. especially in this case, where the box beneath the image says its part of the cooperation between wikipedia and the bundesarchiv. Norschweden (talk) 00:46, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
You are mistaken. Accessing the ticket before deletion is a courtesy. Jcb (talk) 00:48, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
And yet, you deleted a file, where you could have seen, by minimal research, that it shouldn't be deleted. Norschweden (talk) 00:52, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

File:Flag of the City of Suzhou.svgEdit

I noticed that you deleted the flag of Suzhou due to the image not having a source. this website has the flag of Suzhou. I was wondering if you could restore the page since it actually can be sourced? ParadiseDesertOasis8888 (talk) 18:50, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

No, that website is all rights reserved. Jcb (talk) 22:27, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Can satire flags allowed on CommonsEdit

I made four satirical Houthi flags on Commons. Are these allowed? RainbowSilver2ndBackup (talk) 19:40, 9 February 2019 (UTC)

Normally not, see COM:PS. Jcb (talk) 22:28, 9 February 2019 (UTC)


I saw you deleted File:Huawei-optimized.svg, which did not contain any source and linked: "Copyright violation; see Commons:Licensing"

But then you maybe have to delete all pictures in Huawei_logos.

 — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 16:45, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

I am afraid you are right. None of these files qualifies as PD-textlogo. Jcb (talk) 17:33, 10 February 2019 (UTC)


Hi Jcb

Since there was a discussion on the DR about this file, I would expect a reasoning for your deletion. Could you add that please? Amada44  talk to me 11:04, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

The file was tagged as DW no source since by Ronhjones. I overlooked the open regular DR, otherwise I would have closed it. I conclude that Ronhjones and I agree with Christian Ferrer about this file. Jcb (talk) 15:52, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Caledonides KM.svgEdit

Could you please check if File:Caledonides KM.svg is vectorised from File:Caledonides KM.png or translated from File:Caledonides EN.svg? Thanks!--Roy17 (talk) 22:42, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

That's possible (although it was not indicated). Those files however also do not have source information for the base map. @Woudloper: The original uploader who is still around, do you remember where the base map comes from? Jcb (talk) 22:53, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
Hello Roy & Jcb,
Do you mean the grey outlines of the continents? I believe I took an atlas and made a very simplified copy of the coast lines in different maps: one for North America, one for Europe in this case.
By the by: nice to see my map got translated into Khmer. The PNG is very likely a copy of the original English map. It uses the same colours/outlines so I am 99.99% sure. Woudloper (talk) 14:12, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the answer, although it was not the answer I hoped for. This means you made a derivative work of a probably copyrighted map. Jcb (talk) 14:23, 17 February 2019 (UTC)


File:Bethesda Game Studios.jpg

What about File:Bethesda Game Studios logo.svg, it's identical. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 01:27, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

  Done - Jcb (talk) 01:32, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

File:Volnaja Belarus.jpgEdit

Hello! How should this file be correctly attributed, if this copy was made by user from the original newspaper? --Red Winged Duck (talk) 08:51, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

You have to tell who the authors of the depicted text were and when they died. Without this information we don't know if it's Public Domain. Jcb (talk) 09:59, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
All texts depicted are unsigned and chief editor of the newspaper was Jazep Losik, who died on 01.04.1940. --Red Winged Duck (talk) 14:39, 15 February 2019 (UTC)
Ok, seems good enough to me. I have completed the information fields. Jcb (talk) 21:30, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

File:Sarah McQuaid with two guitars.jpgEdit

Hello. The file is tagged with {{OTRS permission}}, and the permissions-en OTRS ticket includes a release from the photographer (article #11 on the ticket). Did I miss (or misunderstand) anything? All the best, Miniapolis 14:38, 15 February 2019 (UTC)

You have to add a license template, this is currently missing. Jcb (talk) 21:32, 15 February 2019 (UTC)


Hi, Could you stop taking unilateral decision (Commons:Deletion requests/Files found with "getty images" techcrunch)? I am going to restore this. There is no basic for deletion, and a consensus to keep them. Regards, Yann (talk) 09:17, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Don't threaten to wheelwar. Also you know very well that my conclusion in this case is backed up by several colleagues. E.g. @Josve05a: @Jameslwoodward: @Ytoyoda: You are especially notorious for unwarranted mass undeletions, you have done quite a lot of very dubious UDR closures recently and less recently. Please don't come here to accuse me of what is more like your modus operandi. Jcb (talk) 21:22, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
You should play with the community, not against it. Several experienced admins are supported keeping these files with sound arguments. Why don't you ping them? Regards, Yann (talk) 05:27, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
You are probably the most aggressive and abusive admin Commons has ever known after High Contrast. In the future, don't count on me if you need my support for anything. I am done with you. Jcb (talk) 12:17, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
What agressivity is here? Only facts and a (still) friendly advice. But you should never have closed the previous undeletion requests, that was clearly against Commons rules. I hope this closes this case once and for all. And you still need to learn how to work with the community. Regards, Yann (talk) 04:05, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
Again: I did not close those UDRs! Stop you false accusations. Jcb (talk) 12:48, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

N'Ko imagesEdit


Why did you delete File:N'Ko in School.jpg and File:ߞߊ߬ߙߊ߲߬ߕߊ߫ ߛߣߊ߬ߛߌ߫ ߝߌ߬ߡߊ߲ ߸ ߞߊߦߌߙߊߥߊ߯ߣߍ߲߫ ߖߌ߬ߣߍ߬ ߞߊ߲ߓߍ߲߫.jpg? I might be wrong, but if I recall correctly they had valid license templates. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 14:37, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Apparently not own work. Adding a license template does not fix that. Jcb (talk) 21:25, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Hooded Chameleon, Loryma callos, Egidio Turchi, and Lazar GulkowitschEdit

Hi, you deleted four images I uploaded for three separate wiki-pages. All three images were leased under Creative Commons and one of them had an expired copyright. I was just wondering what right/information you had that I didn't, having made sure the images were not evoking copyright laws, to delete them? Don't treat this as hostile, I genuinely would like to know how you did what I could not so I can avoid copyright material in the future (Even though the images I uploaded weren't copyrighted). I am going to restore the images, because as far as I am concerned the rights use these images are genuine. Tinndalos (talk) 14:53, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

They were taken from the web with no evidence of permission. Jcb (talk) 21:28, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

I apologize but there was explicit permission in both the licensing and written permission directly to me. I doubt you would have access to my private correspondence to be able to know enough to delete the images, and other images had legal licencing rights attributed to them. I will be restoring the images. Tinndalos (talk) 15:43, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Permission from the authors must be sent to OTRS. We must have access to the permission before we can accept it. Don't reupload the files. Jcb (talk) 17:12, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
In the case of the photograph of Lazar Gulkowitsch it might prove difficult to obtain OTRS permission. The photograph was probably taken in the 1920s, in Lituania, Königsberg or Leipzig. Gulkowitsch, his family, and the remaining thousand Jews in Estonia were killed in 1941. Though obtaining OTRS permission is not very likely, a copyright tag like {{PD-anon-70-EU}} is. Vysotsky (talk) 14:58, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

File deleted by mistakeEdit

Hello Jcb,

I saw your info today that I shouldn't re-upload deleted content. Please notice that the picture I uploaded today was a different picture. Could it be due to the fact that I used the same name for the new file? Thank you and BR

--Salzburger Nockerl (talk) 21:36, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

That's indeed asking for mistakes. First you upload a blatant copyright violation, taken from Facebook and then, shortly after deletion, you upload a picture that looks more or less the same under the exact same name. Jcb (talk) 21:44, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
Hello Jcb; I see that you are quite upset. Let me clear this out. I got the first picture from a guy, Mr. Hannes Köberl, I had contact with on facebook. We agreed that he will send a permission mail. That's why I also added the "permission pending" tag to the first picture when I uploaded it. I can send you a screenshot of the whole conversation if you want to see it. The picture did not get approved for quite some time, that's why I wrote a mail to OTRS to ask if the mail from Mr. Köberl has been received. You can check that too in OTRS. I also informed Mr. Köberl that his mail hasn't been received. Again, you can have the evidence from my facebook messenger if you need it. The file has been deleted in the meantime because Mr. Köberl didn't take action until now. The new picture from today is, as a matter of fact, a different picture and as you can see from the metadata it is not stolen from anywhere, it is a original picture. If you claim that this new picutre is stolen you have to prove it. Again, I can send you all the evidence if you need it. BR --Salzburger Nockerl (talk) 22:06, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
How can you 'see' that I would be 'quite upset'? Don't draw such conclusions if you are not even able to see the other person face to face. I undeleted the second upload and explaned how you caused the situation. For me that would be case closed. Jcb (talk) 22:12, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
Thank you Jcb. I am sorry if I interpreted your reaction wrong. It is difficult for me to interpret people when texting so I guess I should stop doing that. Anyway, no hard feelings. Have a good evening. :-) BR --Salzburger Nockerl (talk) 22:18, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

Renewed request for Undoing Deletion of Artist Mumbiram's imagesEdit

Dear Jcb

We understand that even after an email of permission has been sent by the copyright holder and a ticket number is obtained, the OTRS license is not yet granted. Does that justify that the images are deleted ? We feel that either you should undo the deletion or let us undo the deletion. Here is our previous communication, which had initially included a list of all concerning files: --Kusum Bhagavat (talk) 07:06, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Request for Undoing Deletion of Artist Mumbiram’s images

Dear Jcb Why have these images (see below) been deleted by you ? Could you kindly explain and undo the deletion after checking the information provided below. Artist Mumbiram, the copyright holder of all these images had sent his permission to use these images, which are either his own art works or photos he took himself of artworks of his grandfather artist and which are in his possession.

For each permission a ticket number has been given.

Mumbiram has sent the permission from his email address: or (both are mentioned on his website).

Each image has been published on Artist Mumbiram’s website,

We include a link of each of the images on this website.


--Kusum Bhagavat (talk) 12:17, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

The permission has not yet been accepted. An OTRS agent responded to the ticket, but we did not hear back yet. Jcb (talk) 15:48, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

--Kusum Bhagavat (talk) 07:06, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

As long as we don't receive any response to our 10 August message, we won't do anything. The permission has not ben accepted by the involved OTRS agent. You are not allowed to reupload the file yourself either. Jcb (talk) 12:21, 17 February 2019 (UTC)


Hello JCB, I want to ask why the Huawei logo was deleted here, is there a problem about the copyright or else. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 04:18, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

I see no file name in your message, but I suppose that the file was deleted for copyright violation. Jcb (talk) 12:49, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Photographie : Edith MOSKOVICEdit

Hi Jcb,

Why did you delete this image? It has been correctly uploaded to commons. A statement was even made to Wikimedia to confirm that the image had all the necessary authorizations. File:Photographie d'Edit MOSKOVIC (2007).jpg See ticket n°201812181810009689 registered in December 2018 by Alex POCCA. Please, can you restore this image to Commons ? --Tatakdh (talk) 07:54, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

@Linedwell: This file was never marked as confirmed. Any thoughts? Jcb (talk) 12:51, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
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