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File:C. L. Max Nikias on the USC campus.jpgEdit

Apologies for reuploading deleted content. I did not understand the procedure the first time, and submitted the proper permissions request the second time (Ticket#2018053110010031). I hope the file will be restored once the ticket is processed. Logan'sRunner (talk) 17:48, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes, if the permission is in order, the OTRS agent will restore the file. Please be aware that OTRS has a backlog of at least several weeks. Jcb (talk) 19:39, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
You may want to review File:C. L. Max Nikias.jpg uploaded by Spookyspookyspooky. Corky 23:28, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
It's a completely different picture. The Flickr source of this one seems fine. Jcb (talk) 23:34, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. I couldn't remember what the other pix were as I wasn't following too closely. I just saw that you had deleted one that had been previously uploaded. Just thought I would bring it to your attention if it was something that needed handled by an admin. Corky 01:41, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Paul Fischer - Gerda, Otto Wilhelm und Hans Busch 1907 R.jpgEdit

Licence is added, thanks --Mewa767 (talk) 15:32, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

Thanks! Jcb (talk) 16:19, 2 June 2018 (UTC)


Hi. Please delete this file.--Neriman2003 (talk) 16:38, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

  Done - Jcb (talk) 16:39, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Copyright Watcher Barnstar
For reconsidering motu proprio your closure of File:Henri Verneuil — Le Clan des Siciliens.jpg. — Racconish💬 12:15, 3 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! Jcb (talk) 12:34, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

OTRS for imageEdit

Regarding here. There is an OTRS#2015110910015044 for release. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 04:27, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the notification. I have looked in the ticket and it is indeed valid for this file. Jcb (talk) 14:36, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

Del jan_urban.jpgEdit


Why You del on 25 sie 2017‎ jan_urban.jpg from wiki? This was my photo uploaded by me many years ago?

The same with Jacek_magiera.jpg Cezary_kucharski.jpg and I think many other...

Best Regards

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Yanior67 (talk • contribs) 09:55, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
Small resolution, no metadata, found all over the web. If you really are the author, please contact OTRS. Jcb (talk) 14:43, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Jerry Weintraub - Career Achievement Award 2012.jpgEdit

I forgot to add File:20110927ZurichFilmFestival0372.JPG + File:20110927ZurichFilmFestival1371.JPG to Commons:Deletion requests/File:Jerry Weintraub - Career Achievement Award 2012.jpg. Can you delete too or do I need to relist?--BevinKacon (talk) 18:51, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

  Done - Jcb (talk) 21:29, 4 June 2018 (UTC)

Farid Mansour (artist) photo deletionEdit


I am referring to the deletion of some pictures from Farid Mansour (artist) page on Wikipedia. I think this deletion is not justified, since those pictures are already under CC BY-NC-ND as depicted in the website Furthermore I am the heir of the said artist and all those images and photos are in my possession. Appreciate your comments on the above as I need to re-publish those photos again properly without having to be deleted.



— Preceding unsigned comment added by Oussama Abou Faraj (talk • contribs) 07:59, 8 June 2018 (UTC)
We do not accept NC and ND restrictions, see COM:L. Please contact OTRS to provide evidence of permission. Jcb (talk) 09:26, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

Denis BeauEdit


As far as File:Denis Beau.jpg is concerned, I have sent permission to on May 31.

Can you pleas restore it?

Thank you, --Swaf75 (talk) 17:05, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

As soon as an OTRS agent processes a valid permission, the file will be restored. Please be aware that this may take some time, OTRS has a backlog. Jcb (talk) 19:50, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

Es en serio????Edit

Esto es un chiste de mal gusto o una broma? nuevamente han vuelto a borrar mis fotos luego que les he enviado el permiso correspondiente. Pido de favor se restaure nuevamente y dejen de atacar mis contribuciones:

att:--LocoWiki (talk) 21:33, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Si un ticket de OTRS no se resuelve dentro de 30 días después nuestra primera respuesta, siempre borramos los archives, hasta que se resuelve el ticket. Usted debe tener paciencia, no puedo ayudarle en eso. Jcb (talk) 22:06, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
(CdE) Hi, Jcb. As History says, there is ticket:2018050310000344 where user grant permission (I handle the ticket as OTRS agent, and files were restore by request in Common/Undeletion request) . Please check and undelet. --Ganímedes (talk) 22:34, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
You never added the permission after undeletion, so that the files were deleted again after 30 days. I will restore the files. Please make sure to handle the permission properly within 48 hours or the files will be deleted again. Jcb (talk) 22:40, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
To do so, you must restore them first. Regards. --Ganímedes (talk) 22:43, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
Pardon? Please read my comment properly before responding to it. I am working on restoration, which you are deletion by your nonsense comment. Jcb (talk) 22:46, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
Don't you never be newe in anything? Don't you never had a conflict of edition? --Ganímedes (talk) 22:56, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
This was not an edit conflict, this was poor reading. Jcb (talk) 23:23, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Anyway, as you can read here, the files should never be deleted, and OTRS permission was no need. All it was a mistake. --Ganímedes (talk) 23:02, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Sincerelly, I don't understand your attitude. I've been collaborating with Commons per years, with no even one problem. I jointed OTRS less than one month ago, and close dozens of tickets... I think all this rush and sour messages are unnecesary, specially for files that doesn´t need a permission (If you just see the resolution, you'll see there was no reason for deletion; it was a mistake). Anyway, I thank you for telling my there were more files... All fixed, including categories. See ya. --Ganímedes (talk) 21:30, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Tschudy, Theophil (1847-1911).jpgEdit

Hi Jcb, are you sure your decision to delete this image was correct? The photo in question was taken in 1883 and the source can be found here. --Gnom (talk) 00:06, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

This user keeps uploading files with bogus licensing and false authorship information. This file e.g. was uploaded as cc-by-sa-4.0, with insufficient information to determine the real copyright situation. It was tagged as 'no permission' and deleted 7 days later together with several other files. If a user floods us with problematic files, this will normally result in mass deletion. If one file turns out to be safe and valuable, a genuine user can upload it again. Jcb (talk) 00:20, 10 June 2018 (UTC)
On 8 June 2018 you deleted this file (dated 1883) as a "copyright violation". Two days later you say it might be "safe and valuable" and encourage "a genuine user" to upload it again. That's fun. I hope I will be labelled as "a genuine user". Vysotsky (talk) 19:09, 10 June 2018 (UTC)

Deleted files Netwerk OorlogsbronnenEdit

Dear Jcb,

On April 24 between 14:53-14:55, you deleted a number of files that were uploaded by @Jjorna: as part of an upload by Netwerk Oorlogsbronnen. The reason given was that all these images represented copyright violations. The uploader (and I) believe that this is not the case, and that lacking and/or conflicting information in the uploaded images can be added and/or corrected (where necessary) in such a way that the images can stay on Wikimedia Commons. Since you are the deleting administrator, we would like to work with you to correct this issue, and we would be glad if you could provide more exact information on why you thought that these images should be deleted.

I have a complete list of the images that were deleted in this way and can provide that to you if necessary.

I'm looking forward to working with you, and I apologize for the late reaction on this issue. Best, --AWossink (talk) 14:08, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

I have sent you to OTRS in your native language. Is there a specific reason to try to avoid to follow the official process? Jcb (talk) 15:01, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
No, there is not, and "avoiding the official process" is not what I'm trying to do. But the problem is not with OTRS. As I understand it, a number of these images were deleted because of an empty license field. However, the source from which these images came had a correct license displayed. I also understand that it is common to give an uploader some time to correct mistakes like these before they are removed. So that is why I am asking you, as the administrator who deleted the files, if you could help us resolve this case. Best, --AWossink (talk) 15:16, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
For every picture where the photographer did not die before 1948, you need to provide evidence of permission from the (heirs of the) photographer to OTRS. Jcb (talk) 15:42, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

Deletion request for one of the photos I uploaded.Edit

I already categorized the pic so I don't understand why you marked it as "Out of scope."

— Preceding unsigned comment added by AbeLuna (talk • contribs) 20:23, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
With or without categories, it's useless for educational purposes due to poor quality. Jcb (talk) 21:02, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

Deleted photos with Permission?Edit

Hi. There are some photos you deleted, even though I had contacted the owners of the content and they gave permission. I believe that the owner of these two photos has not forwarded the permission email yet, although I have been granted permission by email - File:SG4GE Steven Daigle.jpg and File:SG4GE Arpad Miklos.jpg

I suppose I will have to wait until that email goes through, then re-upload them.

However, in the case of these photos - File:Kory Luke Jockpussy.jpg and File:Luke Aiden Jockpussy.jpg

...I already contacted the content owner, received permission, and was told the permissions email had been forwarded.

What exactly went wrong here? Did upload these incorrectly? What should I have done instead? Thanks. Satyricon2 (talk) 15:20, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

OTRS has a backlog. As soon as a valid permission is processed, the OTRS agent will take care of undeletion. Jcb (talk) 15:22, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

Revdel at Commons talk:Abuse filterEdit

These diffs, since they contain "inappropriate personal information". Thanks 17:35, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

I agree -   Done - Jcb (talk) 20:43, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
You missed the first edit - the info is still on the page, also, so needs to be removed (which I can't do because of edit filters). 18:03, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
I deleted the content, but there are too much versions now to hide them all. Next time please go to COM:AN with this kind of issues. Jcb (talk) 14:45, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Message from AtzatzEdit

Hi, you've deleted 2 pics from two entries I wrote:

I have sent written permissions from the owners of both pics. Should I send them again? to whom? Please advise. thanks --Atzatz (talk) 07:01, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

OTRS has a backlog. As soon as an OTRS agent processes a valid permission, the files will be restored. Jcb (talk) 08:35, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Adrian De Gerlache de Gomery's photosEdit

Hi Jcb. Please why do you deleted the photographies of Racovitza taken 1898 by Adrien de Gerlache deceased 1934 (more than 70 years), issued from his book Le premier hivernage dans les glaces antarctiques, published 1902 in Brussels? Have the rules of Commons recently evolved? Thank you, --Nihil scimus (talk) 07:40, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Please provide links. Now it's completely unclear to me what you are talking about. Jcb (talk) 14:49, 16 June 2018 (UTC)


Hi. Why did you delete these? What made you think the subjects were underage?   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 05:55, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

I don't remember. There must have been a complaint somewhere, because the files were not in any maintenance category. And yes, I think these files are high risk (and out of scope anyway). Jcb (talk) 11:37, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Deleted file "robtinyhstr1.jpg"Edit

The picture has been deleted on 3rd of June because of "no permission". It took some time but now we got the written permission of the photograph Robert Haas. Sehr geehrtes Support-Team, ich, Astrid Grolla, erkläre in Bezug auf das Bild »Robtinyhstr1.jpg«, dass ich »Robert Haas«, die Inhaberin/den Inhaber eines vollumfänglichen Nutzungsrechtes, rechtmäßig vertrete.

This was what I had sent to Heinrich Stricker and the photograph:

"Der Fotograf des Bildes »Robtinyhstr1.jpg« heißt Robert Haas. Ich erlaube hiermit jedermann die Weiternutzung des Bildes unter der freien Lizenz »Creative-Commons-Lizenz „Namensnennung – Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen international“ in Version 3.0«. Ich genehmige somit in urheberrechtlicher Hinsicht Dritten das Recht, das Bild (auch kommerziell oder gewerblich) zu nutzen und zu verändern, sofern sie die Lizenzbedingungen wahren. Mir ist bekannt, dass ich diese Einwilligung üblicherweise nicht widerrufen kann. Mir ist bekannt, dass sich die freie Lizenzierung nur auf das Urheberrecht sowie verwandte Rechte bezieht und es mir daher unbenommen ist, aufgrund anderer Gesetze (Persönlichkeitsrecht, Markenrecht usw.) gegen Dritte vorzugehen, die das Bild im Rahmen der freien Lizenz rechtmäßig, auf Grund anderer Gesetze aber unrechtmäßig nutzen. Gleichwohl erwerbe ich keinen Anspruch darauf, dass das Bild dauerhaft in Wikipedia oder einem ihrer Schwesterprojekte eingestellt wird. Vorgangs-Nummer: 1876-0878d6f76f6f5771."

This was his answer: "----- Weitergeleitete Message ----- Von: An: Gesendet: 21:51 Mittwoch, 30.Mai 2018 Betreff: Re: Foto für Wikipedia

Sie können das Foto für "Wikipedia" (kostenlos und unter den unten genannten Bedingungen) nutzen Robert Haas


Robert Haas, Schaftlachstr.2, 81371 München Tel.: 0175 / 202 67 24"

Please, can you help?

Best regards, Piccolo01

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Piccolo01 (talk • contribs) 09:46, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
Please contact OTRS. All third party releases should go via OTRS. They can undelete the file if there is a valid permission. This may take some time, because OTRS has a backlog. Jcb (talk) 11:40, 17 June 2018 (UTC)


“If you think that the file does not meet the criteria for speedy deletion, please explain why on its talk page.” Your action cannot be considered as an effective admin action. Go to talk page and explain first please.--Zhxy 519 (talk) 15:03, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

In my role as administrator, I did not just oppose speedy deletion, I declined it, as clearly visible in the edit summary. Jcb (talk) 15:12, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Stop nowEdit

I see that you are deleting Art-Hanoi pictures, they have permission. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 06:05, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

This ticket was processed by @Ruthven: and the images you are now deleting with unanswered Subst:OP templates were overlooked by him, all the images (and ticket number) could be found at Category:Media contributed by Art Hanoi at which all those images are a member. It's already affecting Wikipedia, please see this. Please undelete them immediately. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 06:07, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

@Jcb: Kijk alsjeblieft snel naar dit en zelfs al op de Viëtnameestalige Wikipedia, deze afbeeldingen hebben toestemming zie --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 06:21, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

@Donald Trung: I got it: the "OTRS pending" template was still there even if the "PermissionOTRS" had been added. My mistake. Probably Jcb didn't checked and saw the files with an overdue deletion. Jcb, I leave you restore those file (the ones that had the "PermissionOTRS"). Cheers, Ruthven (msg) 07:00, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
The ones that I checked did not have the PermissionOTRS template. I will restore the files, @Ruthven: please process them. Jcb (talk) 09:26, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
I have restored the files and changed the date of the template to prevent them to be deleted by a different admin today again. The files are scheduled for deletion the day after tomorrow if nothing happens. Jcb (talk) 09:34, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
Bedankt voor het herstellen van de bestanden, daarom prefereer ik met een sjabloon te werken waar de OTRZ kaartje al in is verwerkt. Ik denk dat Ruthven het morgen wel allemaal heeft opgelost, ik ga alle categorieën waar zij nog in zijn verzamelen en het hem vertellen, prettige dag nog verder en dit kan gearchiveerd worden (als je het zelf wil). Met vriendelijke groeten --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 10:04, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
Jcb, I think that I've processed them all. If I missed some file, I'm sure Donald Trung will notify me :) Cheers, Ruthven (msg) 14:24, 23 June 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! Jcb (talk) 15:03, 23 June 2018 (UTC)


Should I tag the troll on my talk page or because their username contains a swear word apply w:en:WP:DENY? I'm asking because you're the one who rolled them back. I prefer not to tag pages that will get deleted. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 12:44, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

Good point. I have removed the user talk page. Colleague Ymblanter has hidden the edits in the meantime. Jcb (talk) 14:49, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
This is a LTA, expect them to be back. Thanks for taking care of the page.--Ymblanter (talk) 14:53, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Beaufort-en-Vallée (49) Église Notre-Dame - intérieur - Baie 28-08.jpgEdit

No source. No authorship information, unknown copyright situation. Jcb (talk) 15:48, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

  • Avant que de proposer à la suppression un quelconque fichier, veuillez vous donner la peine de cliquer sur les liens qui lui sont associés. En l'espèce, je pense que la notice Palissy est suffisamment explicite pour pouvoir répondre à vos pseudo-interrogations, mais aussi aurait-il fallu que vous daigniez la lire. Au surplus, j'avais bien pris le soin de recopier sur la catégorie "Baie 28 de l'église Notre-Dame de Beaufort-en-Vallée", ce après les avoir vérifiées, les informations parfaitement pertinentes qu'un autre contributeur avait judicieusement postées à l'appui de son versement préalable au mien d'une image de l’œuvre incriminée. Quand bien même tous ces renseignements n'auraient pas été portés à la communauté Wikipédia, rien ne vous dispensait du minimum d’honnêteté et de désintéressement intellectuels qui eût consisté à pallier un défaut de sources, de références, par l'apport d'une contribution corrective résultant de vos propres recherches sur la toile, ce qu'assurément vous n'avez même pas envisagé de faire. Navré que de devoir être désagréable, mais je passe suffisamment de temps à décrire, sourcer et géolocaliser les fichiers que je verse sur Commons pour éviter de voir mon travail réduit à néant par des contributions aussi inutiles que destructrices.
    • Un autre contributeur a bien voulu appelé mon attention sur ma compréhension erronée de votre requête rédigée en anglais. Je ne suis maheureusement pas un angliciste chevronné. Versant essentiellement des fichiers de momuments historiques et autres objets protégés en France, quand on me parle de source ou d'auteur je pense immédiatement aux droits attachés à la création artistique et au réalisateur de l'oeuvre photographiée. Naïvement confiant en la technologie, j'étais loin d'imaginer qu'un fichier téléchargé parmi 15 autres via UploadWizard ne puisse également être impacté par les noms de la partie versante et de l'auteur du cliché, lesquels ne sont autres que les miens. Désolé pour cette méprise et ma réaction quelque peu épidermique, mais les encouragements à persévérer dans une contribution, si modeste soit-elle sur wikipédia, sont si rares que toute réflexion fini par interroger sur la pertinence de continuer à participer de façon désintéressée au travail collaboratif que constitue la Wikipédia. Ayant complété les champs vierges et vous priant d'accepter mes plus humbles excuses, je vous assure de mes cordiales salutations.--GO69 (talk) 20:14, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
      • Aucun problème. Aussi la situation avec le fichier semble résolue. Jcb (talk) 21:09, 22 June 2018 (UTC)


Dear User:Jcb, I looked with amazement at your statement here. There is a clear contradiction in these four sentences, particularly between the 1st and 4th sentence. On the one hand you mention the clear and safe copyright situation (mainly Nationaal Archief), on the other hand you state (not for the first time) There is no way some archive can consider such files CC-0 -by this meaning files from the 1950s with unknown photographers. If you really think that is true, I think you have to learn a bit more about copyright. (To give an example: several thousands of the photographs in the Dutch National Archives collection are by unknown photographers, and at the same time they are rock solid CC-zero.) In any case, it seems to me that the reasons why you have deleted several files in this case (incl. one from 1902) are not very valid. Vysotsky (talk) 19:54, 24 June 2018 (UTC)

Picture deleted with permissionEdit

Dear Sir or Madam,

The 21th of June, you deleted the picture on the page of the belgian architect "Philippe Samyn" pretending we didn't have the permission to publish this picture. However, this picture has been taken by the photograph Jan Crab on the occasion of an interview of Philippe Samyn for the belgian magazine "Nota Bene". Jan Crab gave us the written authorization to use this picture on the Wikipedia article "Philippe Samyn" without mentioning his copyright. We took the time to explain that, supporting evidence, in the e-mail that we sent to this adress: on Monday 18th of June 2018 09:12 AM. So please, we thank you in advance for restoring the situation as soon as possible.

Best regards,

W.A. for PhS

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Philippe Samyn (talk • contribs) 11:47, 25 June 2018 (UTC)
Please patiently wait until OTRS handles the ticket. Jcb (talk) 14:54, 25 June 2018 (UTC)

Dear Jcb,

We received an e-mail from the 26.06.18 at 11:01 asking us to send an authorization form to Jan Crab (author of the picture). And he had to send it back to Wikimedia. What's the next step ? Are we going to receive an e-mail telling that we have now the permission to publish the picture and then put it back ourselves on the page ? Or do you have to cancel what you did on the page (delete the picture)?

Thank you,

W.A. for PhS

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Philippe Samyn (talk • contribs) 13:07, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
If the permission is valid, the involved OTRS agent will take care of undeletion. Jcb (talk) 14:42, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Possible copyvioEdit

What do you think of File:대한민국 독도 2014-04-29 23-52.jpg? --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 10:13, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

Yes, probably a copyvio. I see another user has tagged it as 'missing permission' in the meantime. Jcb (talk) 14:55, 26 June 2018 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) This webpage has an earlier, higher resolution version, so that seem to confirm the copyvio. Ww2censor (talk) 15:30, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

Unwarranted deletion of File:Olympian fire thief.png?Edit

Hello, myself and other editors from WP:Dinosaurs have been questioning why you keep deleting this image from User:The Nameless Horror From the Ocean Depths. You have said that it is a copyright violation, but I have done a reverse image search and could not find any indication that the image was reposted or copied from another source. It seems to be a legitimate creation by the user I have mentioned, at least according to my reckoning. Could you justify why you deleted this image multiple times? Fanboyphilosopher (talk) 14:24, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

These files are either professional artwork or DW of professional artwork. In both cases permission via OTRS is needed. Jcb (talk) 15:25, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
It looked to me that they were examples of the user's "own work", in which case permissions would not be necessary. I have not found any indication that the user was incorrect in labeling it with that category, have you? Fanboyphilosopher (talk) 18:35, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
We have the precautionary principle as an official policy. If the files are really own work, uploader can try to convince an OTRS agent. But if they want to get confidence, it's really a bad idea to keep reuploading the same files, even after an official warning, without even trying to talk. Jcb (talk) 20:50, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
Does the PCP apply to every 'own work' file? Because I've never experienced that when uploading my 'own work' files. Also, the user I have mentioned has been re-uploading his files to correct scientific errors as per WP:Dinosaur's image review process. The user has been communicating with us quite a bit, but he seems to be new and he has no idea how or why his files kept getting deleted. I don't think he knows how to respond to the notices. We're all very confused as to why the original file was deleted in the first place, and PCP says that files should only get deleted if there is significant doubt to the file's integrity. What was the significant doubt in question when the first file was deleted? Here's the image review debate if you want to see our responses to the deletions (ignore the Jordan Mallon greyscale image which is part of a parallel debate in the same section): Fanboyphilosopher (talk) 21:08, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
Send the user to OTRS. Jcb (talk) 21:55, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
The first section of the page you've linked, "When contacting OTRS is unnecessary", clearly makes this image exempt from needing to go there (per the second case listed). You've yet to provide a reason for the deletion and why there was any doubt of the claim of the image being their own work in the first place. If you could provide a reason to doubt the claim, then of course the image could be sent there, but at the moment it appears to everyone involved that you're merely overcomplicating things. Lusotitan (talk) 21:30, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

File:First Canadian Army formation sign.pngEdit

I do not understand why this picture was deleted. Both with uploading and later on when the nomination came I have added the source information.

What did I do wrong? The Banner (talk) 17:41, 27 June 2018 (UTC)

"Transferred from en.wikipedia" is not a source of course, the bot was correct to remove it and you were incorrect to revert the removal. This file had no adequat authorship/source information. Jcb (talk) 20:53, 27 June 2018 (UTC)
okay. The Banner (talk) 09:16, 28 June 2018 (UTC)


Hi Jcb, I've taken the liberty to temp-restore File:Björn Hagström with Wikimedia Sverige.png and File:Banafshe Hejazi with Wikimedia Sverige.png per this request from WMSE, which seemed to be credible to me, though waiting formal validation by OTRS. --Túrelio (talk) 08:28, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

I would have prefered to keep them deleted until an OTRS agent handles the ticket. There is no reason to handle the situation differently because a Wikimedia chapter is involved. To the contrary, it's disappointing that a Wikimedia chapter is giving the bad example in the first place. The OTRS pending will keep the files for several months online, although they even did not provide a ticket number. Jcb (talk) 14:42, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

Tabla para colores de textoEdit

File:Tabla para colores de texto.png

I didn't add Wikipedia as a source because I wasn't able to find it there, so I assumed it was problably on another wiki project. I found it now: m:Help:Text color. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 22:30, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

Ok, thanks! Jcb (talk) 22:49, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

What permission from File:Cleveland Public Library Trustee, John Griswold White.jpg?Edit

I've seen you've deleted this file because it hasn't permission. However, the source specifies the license CC BY-SA 4.0, as the photo has been acquired by/made on behalf of the Library. Was it a mistake or you think somehing was missing in the file page? --Ruthven (msg) 08:53, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

It's highly unlikely that the library would hold the copyright of this picture, so that they are not in a position to release it into a CC license. Please be aware that it's a common misunderstanding with libraries and archives that they think they would be the copyright holder of anything they own a physical copy of. Jcb (talk) 09:34, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

File:Ewa Jaslar Portret.jpgEdit

I've just wanted to put the template, correspondence is pending. --Regasterios (talk) 12:24, 29 June 2018 (UTC);TicketID=10746280 --Regasterios (talk) 12:26, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

@Regasterios: I have restored the file, please apply the tag. Jcb (talk) 12:28, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

Removing File:Pan-European corridor VIII.svgEdit

Hello, may I ask why you have removed File:Pan-European corridor VIII.svg ? The image is derivative from File:Pan-European corridors.svg as are other images for all the corridors such as File:Pan-European corridor I.svg , File:Pan-European corridor II.svg etc. It's part of a system.

Regards, Gogo303 (talk) 09:08, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

I don't know, I must have overlooked something. I have restored the file. Jcb (talk) 15:35, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

Images from Sarah Grilo were deletedEdit

Hi Jcb,

this is Mateo Fernández-Muro, grandson of the artist Sarah Grilo. I uploaded to wikicommons a few images of her artwork (whose publication rights I own together with my sister and aunt) and nevertheless they were deleted from the article. I authorized myself to use the images by sending the proper email to me and ccing with the subject "Licencia CC-BY-SA 3.0", as required by wikicommons. I would appreciate if you could reverse the removal of the images and put them back in the article and on wikicommons as soon as possible. Please let me know how to proceed. Thanks so much,

Mateo Fernández-Muro

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Mateo muro (talk • contribs) 01:30, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Deleted images of artwork by José Antonio Fernández-MuroEdit

Hi Jcb,

Same thing happened with images of my grandfather, José Antonio Fernández-Muro. I uploaded to wikicommons a few images of his artwork (whose publication rights I own together with my sister and aunt) and nevertheless they were deleted from the article (still waiting for authorization to be published). I authorized myself to use the images by sending the proper email to me and ccing with the subject "Licencia CC-BY-SA 3.0", as required by wikicommons. I would appreciate if you could reverse the removal of the images and put them back in the article and on wikicommons as soon as possible. Please let me know how to proceed. Thanks so much,

Mateo Fernández-Muro

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Mateo muro (talk • contribs) 01:34, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
Please wait until an OTRS agent handles the ticket. If the permission is valid, the OTRS agent will take care of undeletion. Jcb (talk) 14:43, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

Bitte den User: User:Please 'em allEdit

mal sperren. Gruss --Nightflyer (talk) 21:28, 4 July 2018 (UTC)

  Done - Jcb (talk) 21:30, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
Danke. Gruss --Nightflyer (talk) 21:32, 4 July 2018 (UTC)


Hi! Why is the removed page of Disambiguation? Why are these? --Микола Василечко (talk) 13:25, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

Exactly, please have a look how disambiguation categories work, there are plenty of examples in that category. The page you created did not contain a disambiguation page. Instead, you categorized the other categories into it, which should never be done. Jcb (talk) 15:11, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

Gruss --Nightflyer (talk) 22:01, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

  Done - Jcb (talk) 22:03, 5 July 2018 (UTC)
Danke! Gruss --Nightflyer (talk) 22:04, 5 July 2018 (UTC)


Hallo Jcb, dankenswerterweise hattest Du mich über Lizenzprobleme zu o. a. Bild informiert. Den Kartenausschnitt habe ich vom NRW-Geoportal, die Sachen sind unter folgenden Bedingungen nutzbar: Bedingungen. Den Copyright-Vermerk habe ich angegeben. Bisher hatte ich nur Bilder bzw. Karten verwendet, die aufgrund ihres Alters zweifelsfrei verwendbar sind. Ich weiß daher nicht, was ich nun tun soll. M. E. sollte die Verwendung zweifelsfrei möglich sein, lasse mich aber gern eines besseren belehren. Könntest Du da Hinweise geben? Mit Dank im voraus, Smart0433 (talk) 11:50, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

The file should have one of our established license templates. See L for the license requirements. At this page native German speakers can help you. Jcb (talk) 12:33, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:Draft map of the Moscow Kremlin in Hungarian.pngEdit

I complemented the copyright information. May I remove the template, or only someone else can do it? Szilas (talk) 12:55, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, I have removed the tag. Jcb (talk) 15:19, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of File:Tesla Roadster Falcon 9H.pngEdit

I see that you have deleted my illustration. What happened to discussing this?!? Did you even read my statement on the file talk page?

The file should not have even been nominated for Speedy Deletion in the first place. It was only done because Sladen took it upon himself to do so, and I only allowed the erroneous tag to stand out of misplaced courtesy. Please respond on the image file page immediately. nagualdesign 23:17, 6 July 2018 (UTC)

Please read COM:DW and then contact OTRS to provide evidence of permission. And please refrain from demanding language, we are all volunteers here. Jcb (talk) 23:22, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
And now you've deleted the discussion too. Thanks for that. How the fuck am I supposed to provide evidence of permission for something that I created? nagualdesign 23:24, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
Please read my previous comment and click the links, both of them. Jcb (talk) 23:26, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
I did. Please answer my questions. nagualdesign 23:28, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
nagualdesign I am sorry that you were upset that your image got deleted. You can ask for it to be restored at COM:UDR if you think it was deleted in error. I didn't see the image before it was deleted but which of the work is yours, the original or the photo you took? Regards. T Cells (talk · contribs · email) 17:51, 7 July 2018 (UTC)
  • It was, according to Nagual, an entirely original work. It was not a photograph of another works, but their own creation. Apparently, someone found that claim difficult to believe for some reason, and decided not to explain why or otherwise act like a reasonable person about it. MjolnirPants (talk) 02:34, 9 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you MjolnirPants. This image shouldn't have been speedilly deleted in the first instance. I'll probably leave a comment on the DR. Regards. T Cells (talk · contribs · email) 18:06, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

Message by Basp1Edit


Basp1 (talk) 10:37, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

Please contact OTRS to provide evidence of permission. Jcb (talk) 11:55, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

File:Пепе 2018.jpgEdit

User:Jcb This is vandalism! Why you deleted File: Pepe 2018.jpg ? Permission of the author the author of the letter [Ticket#2018070110001441]. Please restore! Ivanaivanova (talk) 04:45, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

File:Пепе и Фонте 2018.jpgEdit

User:Jcb Это вандализм! Почему вы удалили File:Пепе и Фонте 2018.jpg ? Разрешение автора снимка дано автором в письме [Ticket#2018070110001923]. Please restore! Ivanaivanova (talk) 04:50, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

File:Бруну 2018.jpgEdit

User:Jcb This is vandalism! Why did you delete File:Brunu 2018.jpg ? Permission of the author of the picture is given by the author in the letter [Ticket#2018070110002182]. Please restore! Ivanaivanova (talk) 04:55, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

User:Jcb This is vandalism! Why did you delete File:Антони Лопеш 2018.jpg ? Permission of the author of the picture is given by the author in the letter [Ticket#2018070110002664] Please restore! Ivanaivanova (talk) 05:01, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Please patiently wait until an OTRS agent handles the ticket. They will take care of undeletion if the permission is fine. Jcb (talk) 14:27, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

File:Car showroom of Iran Mall.jpgEdit

A permission is already sent by the owner of work to Commons. Please restore the deleted file. Thank you.{{User:Dibatensilestructure/Permission}} OldArchineer (talk) 06:30, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

According to 4nn1l2, the ticket does not cover the file. Jcb (talk) 14:29, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
I only added {{npd}}, and that was before the creation of User:Dibatensilestructure/Permission. Then, User:OldArchineer sent a general permission statement and User:Ruthven created this custom license template. The ticket has been processed by User:Ruthven. The file can be undeleted, IMO. 4nn1l2 (talk) 14:49, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! I have restored the file. Jcb (talk) 14:52, 10 July 2018 (UTC)


Hi Jcb, I don't understand why the three files 1) 2) 3) were deleted because of missing source. In my opinion, there were sources (own) given. Were they wrong?

No. 1 was made by a photographer. A permission is already sent by him to Commons. No. 2 and 3 were made by a member of the familiy of Mr. Mühlhäuser. They are private photos.

If "source = own" is wrong, what should be the right source? Would please be so kind an help.

Sorry for my misunderstanding writing at the top of this page.

Thanks --LuBae (talk) 08:01, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Please patiently wait until an OTRS agent handles the ticket. They will take care of undeletion if the permission is fine. Jcb (talk) 14:31, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
OTRS support team says that they can't handle the ticket und undelete the files. We should make a new fresh upload of the pictures. Correct? We talk about the three files mentioned above. All permissions are send. --LuBae (talk) 12:17, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
First: place your comment in one edit! I have been trying to answer you for 5 minutes, but all the time I get error messages because you have changed your message again and again in the meantime. About OTRS: OTRS should not say such a thing. You are not allowed to reupload the files yourself, the OTRS agent has to take care of this if the permission is valid. What's the ticket number? Jcb (talk) 12:25, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
I'm sorry. I'm not so fit in English. Ticket#2018071010008758 is the case, where the OTRS agent told us today to reupload the file because an administrator (you) deleted the file before. There is a second Ticket#2018070210003189 for the second picture. For the third picture I have no ticket, but the permission is send out.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by LuBae (talk • contribs) 12:35, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
I see. The OTRS agent mishandled this case. @Olaf Kosinsky: Please handle this ticket correctly. I have left a note with instructions in the ticket. Jcb (talk) 12:44, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
Sorry to bother you again, but the problem with the deleted photos isn't fixed yet. The three pics, and are still deleted. What can I do? Can you contact the OTRS support team and ask where the problem is? Or can you undelete the photos? The permissions are allright, here are the ticket numbers: Ticket#: 2018070210003189, Ticket#: 2018071210008718, Ticket#2018071010008758. Thanks in advance. --LuBae (talk) 08:11, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
Please talk to @Olaf Kosinsky:. Jcb (talk) 18:25, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Parliament imagesEdit

Hi, I have just seen the deletion of File:Official portrait of Rory Stewart crop 1.jpg. Could you confirm what the quoted source was? I am presuming this was one of my batch uploads and that's why it was on my watchlist. Thanks -- (talk) 17:20, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

{{Information |description={{en|1=Official portrait of Rory Stewart}} |author = {{Creator:Chris McAndrew}} |date=2017-06 |source = :Gallery: |permission= For confirmation of licence, see {{personality rights}} |other versions = <gallery> Official portrait of Rory Stewart.jpg Official portrait of Rory Stewart crop 2.jpg Official portrait of Rory Stewart crop 3.jpg </gallery> }}
I hope this is the information you are looking for. Jcb (talk) 17:25, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

That looks right. Why was the image deleted when the license is given and verifiable as CC-BY-3.0? Did someone blank the license? By the way there are 4,100 other files on Commons that I uploaded from the same source and with the same licence. -- (talk) 17:35, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) There may have been a portrait there with the right license when the photo was uploaded, but for whatever reason, there isn't one now (the above page 404s), and the Wayback Machine doesn't have an archive of the media page for verification of the license. Oddly enough, the portrait is still on their servers. clpo13(talk) 17:44, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I'm aware of the link rot. The Parliament Beta probably has many images dropped, perhaps as people change their roles, but that's guesswork. Link rot per se, is not a rationale to speedy delete. Even without independent license review, deleting these would be strange considering the licenses were blanket granted for all photographs by McAndrew due to the blog post quoted as permission (which is available and is archived). -- (talk) 17:46, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

Now we understand the context can you please undelete these four images please? The licence is CC-BY-3.0 if it was somehow removed by someone. If you think there is a problem, then the best thing is to undelete and raise a DR with a relevant rationale. Thanks -- (talk) 18:04, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

The original image is also credited to here. De728631 (talk) 18:21, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
PS I have run a bit of clever analysis on the database, and these four deletions are the only ones out of the whole project that have been deleted that were not obvious duplicates. -- (talk) 18:39, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
I have restored 3 files, but I am somehow unable to restore File:Official portrait of Rory Stewart crop 1.jpg. Will try later. Jcb (talk) 21:11, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
In the meantime I have also been able to restore the last file. Jcb (talk) 12:27, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
It may have been down to database lag. The public version had yet to have the correct deletion reasons added to the filearchive table when I pulled a report. However there are frequent unexplained database problems around deleted files, though I am unable to investigate properly as a user without those rights. -- (talk) 12:29, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Movimento per la sinistra.jpgEdit

  •   Comment If you have read it:Sinistra Ecologia Libertà (if you understand italian), on the second line, this party (Sinistra Ecologia Libertà) was founded by parties, such as Movimento per la Sinistra, and the logo was the one that was deleted, and this party (Movimento per la Sinistra) has an article in en:Movement for the Left. The logo is below the threshold of originality, as it is a simple text with a simple 5 point star, as you can see on the en page, and is in scope and should be undeleted. Tm (talk) 18:45, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
    • You should have mentioned the EN link in the DR rather than the IT link, because the IT link does not show why it would be in scope. (I do read some Italian). Better write good arguments in the DR at once. Jcb (talk) 21:25, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
      •   Comment I´ve only found the English article after the deletion, that's why i couldn't "write good arguments in the DR at once", besides showing a link to page to IT wikipedia that shows how this file is in scope. But that's besides the point, and as this file is in scope and is below the threshold of originality, as i argued above, this should be undeleted.
Also, but unrelated to the above, i saw that you deleted File:DELIRIUM Film Postert.jpg as a copyright violation. This file was uploaded by Ihorp, who uploaded a movie poster of the same movie, in File:DELIRIUM POSTER en.jpg , that has OTRS id 2013102710007346 in it, added by an OTRS member. Several files related to Ihor Podolchak, the movie director of this film have OTRS appended, so shouldn't this file that you deleted have also an OTRS clearance or a general clearance to uploads of Ihorp, made in the name of Ihor Podolchak, or this user being Ihor Podolchak? Tm (talk) 22:22, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
Sorry, didn't saw that you undeleted File:Movimento per la sinistra.jpg, as i had to purge Commons:Deletion requests/File:Movimento per la sinistra.jpg, to change the link from red to blue. Thanks for the undeletion and please disregard the unnecessary first phrase above. Tm (talk) 22:28, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
That poster is borderline I think. On one hand, the ticket is not general. It contains seven file names and those files have the correct OTRS tag (you can find them in Category:Delirium (film)). On the other hand one may ask whether the differences between File:DELIRIUM POSTER en.jpg and File:DELIRIUM Film Postert.jpg are above the threshold of originality, I am not sure if it is. For this case I would prefer that you take it to COM:UDR, so that other users can have a look as well. Jcb (talk) 23:13, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

You Deleted a photo with PermissionEdit

Greetings you deleted a Photo with public permission to use. File:Solo singer.jpg please see this Vicmullar (talk) 14:14, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

I see no free license there (please see COM:L for our license requirements), also that website does not seem to be the copyright holder. Please ask the photographer to contact OTRS. Jcb (talk) 14:19, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
Jcb, please see Commons:Village pump/ --Jonatan Svensson Glad (talk) 14:20, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
This file has a watermark with a third party copyright notice. Jcb (talk) 14:22, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
I agree with Jcb. This looks like licence laundering. Also, a regular, free Pexels image would have a dedicated licence like this. De728631 (talk) 15:25, 13 July 2018 (UTC)

File:Directions to find kids.jpgEdit

This is a file from the US government and should not have been selected. Could you restore?Casprings (talk) 03:13, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

There was no source information with which we could verify its origin. Just claiming that it is from the US government is not enough. Jcb (talk) 05:38, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

Re: File:Blaxonarium casalense - blasoni del monferrato.JPGEdit

please find my comments in the related discussion page --Frukko (talk) 12:03, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

In general, such a notification is obsolate, because DRs are on the watchlist of the DR creator. Jcb (talk) 07:31, 15 July 2018 (UTC)


You have deleted files from the site Knight of the Golden Spur (Hungary) with obtained permission.

File:Habsburg Sándor 1, nagymester, Lorettom, 2012. október 13.jpg

File:Habsburg Sándor 2, Esztergom - nagymesteri beiktatás, 2012. június 9.jpg

File:Habsburg Sándor 3, Esztergom - nagymesteri beiktatás, 2012. június 9.jpg

File:Habsburg Sándor 4, lovagavatás, Ipolydamásd,2018. június 10.jpg

File:Habsburg Sándor 5, lovagavatás, Ipolydamásd,2018. június 10.jpg

File:Habsburg Sándor 6, koronaőrök és lovagok, Budapest, 2014. június 21.jpg

The permission was given directy by the Grand Prior of the order, and sent to the permissions email at least three times (by me and Mr Bárdossy as well). So, please, check the permiassions again and restore the files.--Szegedi László (talk) 11:50, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

Please patiently wait until an OTRS agent handles the ticket. They will take care of undeletion if the permission is valid. Jcb (talk) 11:53, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
How long should I wait patiently. My patience after 6 weeks is at the end. Next I am coming to take under control your activities. You are oviously deleting files with right permissions. So, I am asking, what is your next action? Will you just sitting on your back side, or will try to reapair your incompetence? I am coming..., hurry up!!!--Szegedi László (talk) 14:03, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Sourced picture deleted as sourcelessEdit

Hi, you deleted a file that you said was sourceless [[2]]. I know this to be false as I provided the source to the creater (here it is [[3]]). Could you reverse this? Thanks. --Calthinus (talk) 06:34, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

There was no source provided for the base map. Also, different from what you are claiming here, you didn't provide the link to the data either. Jcb (talk) 15:25, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
No, I did give the link to the data, which is here again, by municipality ("commune") [[4]]. The base map was the municipal division map, though Agricola Planitius should be the one to explain that to you. --Calthinus (talk) 19:21, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
As an administrator I can see the deleted file description page. There was nothing there. Without a proper explanation on the copyright situation of the base map we can do nothing at this point. Jcb (talk) 21:05, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

deletion of picture Prince Frédéric 1er.jpgEdit

Hello Jcb, you deleted the picture Prince Frédéric 1er.jpg because AntoinierCH said that "he is certain he recently rejected a wrong permission for this media on OTRS. On the talk page concerning the deletion process, I confirmed that I am the sole owner of this picture and I stated this also when I uploaded it on Commons. So I dont believe that there was a wrong permission on OTRS. I took this picture by myself with the autorisation of the person on it. That's why I ask you to kindly reverse the deletion.I also made a un-deletion request at Commons. Kind regards--Kppcom (talk) 11:18, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

I saw this request is already at COM:UDR, please don't start duplicate actions. Jcb (talk) 11:24, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
Hello Jcb. this picture is again visible and under discussion for deletion request. I don't know if this is the result of my un-deletion request or for other reasons. In the meantime have I the right to put again the picture link on the page of the Royaume d'Araucanie? Thanks--Kppcom (talk) 17:37, 20 July 2018 (UTC)
Yes, you can reinsert it in an article if you wish. Jcb (talk) 18:35, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

ːmany thanks and nice weekend--Kppcom (talk) 18:51, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

Deleted Salisbury MontageEdit

Why did you delete my Salisbury montage? I clearly cited the sculptor of the only derivative piece of artwork in the montage, the Gloria Victis monument. All photographs were my own. What's the issues?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Kharris0317 (talk • contribs) 13:59, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
Please contact OTRS. They will typically ask you to send the original pictures with camera metadata for verification. Jcb (talk) 15:06, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

desysop request regarding User:FanghongEdit

Dear Jcb. I have closed the discussion at ANU. Please consider to start a desysop request. Thank you. --Krd 18:14, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Thanks! Jcb (talk) 21:12, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Deleted MapsEdit

Under your nomination maps were deleted, I not took photos of these maps, but i am sure these produced by Board of Revenue Sindh, there are also online maps available and there is no mention about any copyright. Cuterajoo (talk) 19:40, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

In principle everything you find online is copyrighted, unless there is evidence to the contrary. Jcb (talk) 21:13, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Bodice Designed by House of Worth and Worn by Julia Dent Grant.jpgEdit

Hi Jcb, I think that was closed a bit too fast. I would like to have opinions from @Ankry, Josve05a: about Nemo's proposition. Also at least some (or all) of the images of Category:Clothing in the collections of the Missouri History Museum are concerned. It seems that the museum wants to release these images under a broad, so it seems possible to get a free license. I asked for input here, but nobody answered. Could let open for a few days more? Thanks, Yann (talk) 19:45, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

I prefer to have a file deleted if there is no valid license for over a week and then eventually undelete it if a compatible copyright situation is established. I came accross this DR by scanning the oldest files from Category:Files with no machine-readable license. Jcb (talk) 21:17, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
@Yann: As the clothing is PD IMO, I would prefer to have some clear declaration about copyright status of the photo(s) published on the Museum's website and marked copyrighted by somebody else. It is possible that the Museum is the copyright owner and want to release the photos copyright; it is also possible that they put a copyrighted photo by mistake. IMO, we should not assume their intention but get a clear explanation. Possibly, via OTRS. We generally require such explanation from others, and making an exception for this museum is wrong way, IMO. I am neutral whether the photo remains deleted or not during this process. Ankry (talk) 23:38, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, Jcb, Ankry. What do we do with the other files with the same EXIF data? And other files from the museum with the same copyright uncertainty? I don't want to request them for deletion due to the recent conflict with Fae. Regards, Yann (talk) 07:51, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
Fae seems to admit already that these files are problematic. They started DRs on all the files yesterday, see here. Jcb (talk) 14:40, 19 July 2018 (UTC)


Bonjour, puisque vous aviez supprimer ce fichier ; File:Catherine Fournier o.jpg il y aurait aussi cette image File:Catherine Fournier o (cropped).jpg à supprimer puisque ce fichier à comme source la première. Cordialement. FrankyLeRoutier (talk) 04:46, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

  Done - Jcb (talk) 14:41, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Article "Günter Jendrich"Edit

Dear JCB, you removed the picture "Günter Jendrich - Thorsten Jendrich.jpg" from the article "Günter Jendrich", arguing that there was no permission. Yet the photographer and owner of the picture, Mr. Thorsten Jendrich (who is the son of Günter Jendrich and who took the photo on an private party in 1968), sent the permission to both and Therefore I would Kindly ask you to place the picture "Günter Jendrich - Thorsten Jendrich.jpg" into the article "Günter Jendrich".

Sincerely yours Josefblau

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Josefblau (talk • contribs) 08:46, 19 July 2018 (UTC)
Please wait until an OTRS agent handles the ticket. If the permission is valid, they will take care of undeletion. Jcb (talk) 14:42, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

User:Onan peyonEdit

Dear Jcb,

User:Onan peyon adds portrait photographs to, e.g., many insect categories in July 2018, which seem out of scope. Cheers, Hansmuller (talk) 17:14, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

  Nuked - Jcb (talk) 17:26, 19 July 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Júpiter y JunoEdit

I just happened upon this deletion request shortly before it was closed and I'd begun to do some investigations of it. There were certainly a few problematic images within, but there were a large number of images which were obviously from the 1600s, 1700s, and 1800s and thus clear cases of {{PD-old-assumed}} (probably more then 50% of the images). I got distracted by some other stuff and I realized that I was too late to add a comment to this effect though. IronGargoyle (talk) 01:22, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

Do you have file names of files that are probably fine? Jcb (talk) 06:09, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

Why did you delete my pen photos?Edit

Why did you delete my pen photos? What kind of copyright violations were they? There are a lot of pictures of pens, brands, and trademarks on Wikipedia.

The idea of copyright is to let the author of the work to earn money from their work, you have gone too far from this idea.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by ISantak (talk • contribs) 05:42, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
If you are the photographer, please contact OTRS. They will typically ask you to send the original files from your camera (with metadata) for verification. Jcb (talk) 06:17, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

Article "Carl Böschen Verlag"Edit

Dear JPC, why did you delete "Verlagsverzeichnis.jpg" from the article "Carl Böschen Verlag".

I developed the "Verlagsverzeichnis" with all its pages, it's my work and only my work, I took the photography, I permitted to publish the page from the Verlagsverzeichnis / the photography under the license-conditions of Wikipedia - so there is no reason at all to delete that photography! Please place that photography again into the article "Carl Böschen Verlag"! Sincerely yours Batterworth

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Batterworth (talk • contribs) 07:18, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
If you are the author of all the text and the picture on the right page, please contact OTRS. Jcb (talk) 10:21, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

So you deleted my work just because you thought that they violated copyright?Edit

So you deleted my work just because you thought that they violated copyright? Just based on your personal "opinion"? What type of answer have I got from you? "If you are a photographer, talk to this page bla-bla-bla"

You deleted the photos made by me without having any evidence that violates any copyright.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by ISantak (talk • contribs) 09:22, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
I think you don't have the slightest idea of the number of files we have to process each day with a small staff. Just follow the instructions above and everybody will be happy. Jcb (talk) 10:19, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

File:Оповідання про сили природи.pdfEdit

Hello! The author is unknown and the work was published in 1924. Which license is correct? --Friend (talk) 12:50, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

This is an incompatible situation and the file will have to be deleted. Jcb (talk) 16:33, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
Sorry for my message but can you please specify the reason for deletion? The file falls under {{PD-Ukraine}}. --Friend (talk) 19:18, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
How can you know that the author has died before 1951 if you don't know who the author was? (For an author to be 'unknown' in the sense of this license, you must demonstrate that they never revealed their identity, which is highly unlikely.) Jcb (talk) 19:31, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
There is a foreword written by a certain Mikola Tchaikovsky so this is presumably also the author. So unless we can determine that this person died before 1 January 1951, the original text would still be copyrighted. E. g. uk:Чайковський Микола Андрійович died in 1970. De728631 (talk) 19:46, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
Indeed, in one of the research journals I've just found a notice that Mykola Chaykovsky is considered to be the author, so the question is closed. Thanks! --Friend (talk) 21:09, 21 July 2018 (UTC)

Photos anciennes de personnalités roumainesEdit

Bonjour ! En juin vous avez supprimé Ion Antonescu.jpg par manque de permission indiquée, mais je vous informe que pour cette photo officielle la loi roumaine dit ceci :

C'est peut-être pour cela que cette photo avait été restaurée après avoir déjà été supprimée précédemment ? Cordialement, --Julieta39 (talk) 13:36, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

Deutsche Fotothek- Terms of Use for Digital CollectionsEdit

Hi Jcb, I had a discussion with User:4nn1l2 about copyright of digital works published by SLUB/Deutsche Fotothek. Their Terms of Use for Digital Collections seem to be ambiguous regarding works which are licensed as "Rights reserved - free access". For both of us it is not clear whether this is compatible with Wikimedia licensing policy. Could you please provide an interpretation? Many Thanks. --Plagman (talk) 15:22, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

This part: "The commercial use of these objects may be subject to charge and requires the prior written consent of the rights holder; subject to the right to prohibit use in each individual case." is clearly incompatible with our license requirements. All files at Wikimedia Commons must be available for commercial reuse. Jcb (talk) 16:31, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

Leo MarksEdit

Re: your edit here - Steve Crook took the photo. He uploaded it to English Wikipedia. I cropped it and uploaded it to Commons clearly stating that the author of the image has allowed it to be used. Please explain the problem! I don't get it. --SergeWoodzing (talk) 15:28, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

The problem was that you didn't specify any licence when you uploaded the file here, i.e. why Jcb flagged it for not having a licence. Moreover, the original at en:File:Leo-Wormelow.jpg does not even have a free licence but was uploaded there as fair use. Fair use content is not allowed at Commons though, so I deleted the file over here. De728631 (talk) 15:38, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
Sorry about this. I had corresponded by e-mail with Mr. Crook, the author, and it was my belief that he would have uploaded it here, intended for for PD not fair use, but he found the rules too hard to follow, years ago, and less so at English Wikipedia. --SergeWoodzing (talk) 16:06, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
Maybe Mr. Crook could send an email to OTRS, with a link to the file name, in which he declares to release the file into CC-BY-SA 4.0 (of eventually PD if he wishes). If it may be too difficult for him, you may also choose to formulate a statement for him, then send it to him with a CC to OTRS and ask him to reply to all if he agrees, with a message as simple as 'I agree with the proposed release as stated below'. Jcb (talk) 16:37, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
I have contacted him at enwiki where his original upload can still be found. I think a simple edit by him there adding a free licence template or text would do the job. De728631 (talk) 16:42, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
Yes, indeed. I didn't realize that the uploader is still active on-wiki. Jcb (talk) 16:45, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

I am not going to add anything anymoreEdit

I did it for Wikipedia already for free. I don't have to prove the originality of every picture I shoot for Wikipedia for free. I am not going to spend additional time to collect the evidence, you have the Internet and you may check the originality yourself. Because of the behaviors like yours, Wikipedia lacks high-quality pictures, and I henceforth, I am stopping any contribution to Wikipedia. You may delete my account. Enough disrespect.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by ISantak (talk • contribs) 10:53, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

Image deletion checkEdit

Hi there. Any chance you could review this outstanding image deletion request? Cheers. DaHuzyBru (talk) 16:19, 24 July 2018 (UTC)

  Done Jcb (talk) 18:27, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Donald1972Edit

Hi Cris. Did you delete all the files in Commons:Deletion requests/Files uploaded by Donald1972 or only some of them? Cheers. --E4024 (talk) 19:39, 26 July 2018 (UTC)

I deleted them and OTRS agent Reinhard Kraasch restored a part of them. Jcb (talk) 18:30, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Kartrennfahrer Louis Arnold.pngEdit

Hi! I'm processing an OTRS ticket relative to this file. Do you remember why it was deleted? I wasn't able to find copies via Google Images. Thanks --Ruthven (msg) 13:29, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

Low res and missing exif in 2018 is stranges, I would normally request to send the original file to OTRS for verification. Jcb (talk) 18:34, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

Painful Serenity by Larisa Safaryan.jpgEdit

Hey Jcb, could you restore the photo? I'm dealing with it's ticket. regards. --Mhhossein talk 13:22, 4 August 2018 (UTC)

Seems to have been resolved in the meantime. Jcb (talk) 18:36, 11 August 2018 (UTC)
That's even better. --Mhhossein talk 13:46, 15 August 2018 (UTC)


Dag Jcb, ik heb een vraagje. Hier geef je aan een gebruiker te kennen. Naar aanleiding van dit, komt de vraag bij mij op, of deze voor jou bekende gebruiker in dit lijstje staat (nieuwe naam 30 april 2018) Vooral ook gezien de bijdragen van de laatste maanden Met vriendelijke groet, Lidewij (talk) 10:16, 7 August 2018 (UTC) PS. Ik begrijp van een andere gebruiker, dat het toch niet de geblokkeerde gebruiker is. Lidewij (talk) 11:49, 7 August 2018 (UTC)

Klopt, de voor mij bekende gebruiker is een bonafide, gewaardeerde gebruiker. Jcb (talk) 18:41, 11 August 2018 (UTC)

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File:Handicapped! Women's suffrage poster, 1910s.jpgEdit

You've just deleted this. Can you be more specific as to the reason? It's hard to see details after deletion, but I'd have expected the to be well into PD by now. Andy Dingley (talk) 12:30, 12 August 2018 (UTC)

This is a work from the UK, where PMA+70 applies. The author, Duncan Grant, died in 1978, so that this work will be PD from 1 January 2049. Jcb (talk) 12:38, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
So why not move it to en:WP? PD-US-1923 would apply. Andy Dingley (talk) 12:46, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
It can be used on en.wp, it's not normal practice to automatically move files to en.wp, this needs a Wikipedian to do and use the right templates for that project. -- (talk) 12:52, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
Jcb, would you consider undeleting and raising a DR please? As the poster was created for the ASL, to promote that organization, rights may have transferred to the ASL. This may occur under UK law in a way that does not happen under other EU national jurisdictions, such as in Germany or France. A 7 day DR gives the opportunity for volunteers to discuss the case and examine evidence from archives, such as that in the LSE. Without those 7 days, it is unlikely for anyone to notice or invest in some analysis. -- (talk) 12:52, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
The file never had an applicable license and any PD situation before 2049 would need evidence, not wishfull assumptions. If you find such evidence, please start an UDR. Jcb (talk) 12:57, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
Your call, if that's what admins do as the norm rather than using the deletion process and encouraging community support, then I'm not going to spend time on it. Folks can always use Flickr rather than Commons if that's easier. -- (talk) 13:06, 12 August 2018 (UTC)


Who are you to tell others what to do?

According the comments here you´re rather a person who acts very imprudent, eg. deleting the photos of othes because YOU believe tha they are no their work. Horrible work, dude!

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Austrianbird (talk • contribs) 05:32, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
I am the one who may block you if you ignore warnings. In this case a colleague has blocked you in the meantime. Jcb (talk) 15:20, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Hanna Akiva Gluzman.webmEdit

Good morning, I have requested to delete File:Hanna Akiva Gluzman.webm, which was a leftover when I converted it to webm. I am not Raz Gluzman, and also tagged you in the nomination page.
Instead, File:נכה לא חצי בן אדם - לוגו.jpg was deleted, in spite of Alex Fridman told me that he had sent a new email to permissions-commons, and I wrote it on July 16, 2018 at 22:10. It would be fine to delete File:Hanna Akiva Gluzman.webm and undelete File:נכה לא חצי בן אדם - לוגו.jpg. Dgw (talk) 04:42, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

No need to bring individual DRs to the attention of unrelated admins, the DR will be processed one day or another. Jcb (talk) 14:39, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
The email from the copyright owner of ticket 2018062310004981 is in ticket 2018061010004218. Sent on 11 July 2018 at 10:12 GMT+03:00 Dgw (talk) 09:45, 16 August 2018 (UTC)


Hi, there is a new permission, this time by the author, not by the person on the photo. --Miljan Simonović (talk) 08:53, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Thanks! Jcb (talk) 14:39, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Xenophobe box scans.Edit

Hey, the box scan doesn't have copyright anymore, it expired years ago when Atari went bankrupt. It's public domain. I really don't get why you deleted them. Govvy (talk) 16:54, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Atari Lynx game art's are all public domain now, can you please restore those images I uploaded. Govvy (talk) 17:00, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
Public Domain based on what?!? Copyright does not usually expire if some copyright goes banktrupt. Jcb (talk) 17:11, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
This is representing the game, it's the game box cover, directly in connection with product reviews, their use will typically fall under the fair-use provisions of U.S. copyright law. Govvy (talk) 17:19, 16 August 2018 (UTC)
That may be, but Wikimedia Commons does not allow Fair Use, see here. Jcb (talk) 20:45, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Coat of ArmsEdit

Hello Jcb! You have deleted files File:Coat of Arms of Brahin, Belarus.png and File:Coat of Arms of Białyničy, Belarus.png due to Copyright violation. Official heraldic symbols, including the coats of arms of the administrative-territorial units of the Republic of Belarus, are not protected by copyright. [5]. MisterXS (talk) 20:20, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Yes, official depictions created by the government that is. This does not apply to depictions by third parties, based or not based on the official descriptions. Jcb (talk) 20:47, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Bunsenite - Kochhütte, Helbra, Mansfeld-Südharz, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.jpgEdit

Hello Jcb, why did you delete this picture? There is an approval for this picture and I even have specified the corresponding otres ticket number. As a member of the Wikimedia OTRS team, it would be really nice, if you have a look there, before you delete a picture with "otrs pending". Greetings -- Ra'ike T C 17:05, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

The ticket in nowhere close to our license requirements. As an OTRS agent you are supposed to see that as well. The permission is for 'usage at Wikipedia' and specifies no license. Jcb (talk) 22:05, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Dancing with the Devil.jpgEdit

Please revert the deletion of this image and post it once more on the article of Louis Diaz in the English Wikipedia. According to the deletion the image did not have an OTRS ticket number, however this is not true because the image was granted the following ticket number: Ticket#: 2018051210008409. Thank you, Marine 69-71 (talk) 02:16, 17 August 2018 (UTC)

I did not write that the ticket number was missing, I wrote that the permission was missing. The permission was not (yet) accepted and an OTRS agent responded to it 9 July. After that we did not hear anything for over 30 days, so that the file was deleted. Jcb (talk) 22:11, 17 August 2018 (UTC)


Hello. You deleted File:국립어린이청소년도서관.jpg, because Broken transfer. I am so sorry, but what this reason mean? Reason is not clear for me, so please can you explain. How I can correct this problem? --Drabdullayev17 (talk) 08:24, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Please make sure to fill in the information template correctly, so that the page is not filled with error messages. Proper aftercare is mandatory if you do file transfer. Jcb (talk) 10:13, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
(talk page stalker) Undeleted and cleaned it up. — regards, Revi 16:04, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

File:Nebojša_Glogovac_u_predstavi_Hadersfild.png, File:NebojsaGlogovac3.png, File:GlogovacNebojša.png and otherEdit

Hello. Can you explain why did you delete all those files? OTRS permission is correct for both Media center and Užice National Theatre. --Miljan Simonović (talk) 08:27, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

The OTRS tag was applied by a non OTRS agent who has also a history of copyvio uploads. This qualifies for speedy deletion per COM:PCP. Jcb (talk) 14:59, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Charlotte Auerbach and Vote 100 ribbons imagesEdit

Hi Jcb, I see that the Charlotte Auerbach image released by the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Research Collections has been deleted from Commons for 'No OTRS permission for 30 days'. The archivist emailed me to say they had used the OTRS tool on 7 May 2018 to grant permission to host on Commons. Has this not been processed? Or not been received? I see the backlog is at 131 days presently. Similarly, this image released by Edinburgh Central Libraries for Processions 2018 has been deleted for the same reason. Was no OTRS permission email received? Can chase with Nico Tyack at Edinburgh Central Libraries if not. Many thanks, Stinglehammer (talk) 11:49, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

In general, if the deletion reason mentions the '30 days' period, this means that there is a ticket, but that is was not sufficient 30 days after our first response. In this case the involved ticket does not mention these two files. Jcb (talk) 15:03, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

A help pleaseEdit

Hello, excuse me, you can help me get permission from the pages [6] and [7] through OTRS permission to include the events of the 2019 Pan-American Games and the 2022 Soccer World Cup :).--LLs (talk) 09:59, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

No, that's not my task. Jcb (talk) 15:04, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
@Jcb: Do not know any user who knows how to do?. --LLs (talk) 10:07, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
You have to contact the owners of those websites. We are not going to do that for you. Jcb (talk) 15:09, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
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