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Rocket000 15:13, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

No problem

Thanks for picking up on the "rubbish"! Regards --Herby talk thyme 16:45, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

And many thanks for user the "scope" template too! Saves me another job. If you are doing that can you also add a {{Welcome}} one at the same time. Being a reasonably good multilingual template it may just help users who are trying to contribute. Thanks & regards --Herby talk thyme 18:29, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Socks & ducks!

Thanks for the message. I see what you mean & I have warned the user.

However this is what is usually referred to as a "duck case". If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck & looks like a duck.... There is no question in my mind you are correct - however equally there is no evidence to suggest that the user has further accounts (or really is causing much disruption, more inconvenience) so for now I will not run CU. Please do not let that stop you from asking again if you see something that concerns you. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 12:13, 22 April 2008 (UTC)


what page or image is this releated to? abf /talk to me/ 17:53, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

Indef blocked user

Not sure what you mean - most of the info is here thanks --Herby talk thyme 10:01, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Given the amount of copyvio deleted material between the multiple accounts I would consider any remaining material's licensing to be very suspect. However while I know a bit about some things licensing is not my area in depth - you would be better contacting someone who knows more about the people (the originator of the CU req maybe) or folk who no more about flickr licensing & abuse of flikr licensing. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 10:37, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

commons sig

I think you have done it now but nice idea. In practice I think you should do what I did (& I imagine others too). Search around till you find the elements of what you want in other peoples signatures and then combine the bits you want to make your own. In practice this will give you good experience using wiki markup language and (because you will have to look around quite a bit) more experience of the project. Wander through community talk pages as well as user pages - you will learn quite a bit I hope & find your ideal signature. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 10:01, 26 April 2008 (UTC)


Hello. Sorry, but I don´t speak English. See on "Huelva". I wrote that article and I do not deal why you request the erased one. It is an original article, without copying. I want to be completing next days. Can you help me? Please, cancel the order of erased. Thank you. --Calapito 13:44, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

  • No problem, I'll take a spanish template instead. --Kanonkas(talk) 13:49, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for the information. --Calapito 13:57, 26 April 2008 (UTC)


Hi Kanonkas, no problem at all, I first thought about speedy too, but then saw the cat and therefore made the redirect, thanks for being watchful, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 17:39, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Not within our scope?

Hi Kanonkas. Please explain the message you left in my talk page. "Your image or other content was recently deleted, or will soon be deleted, in accordance with our process and policies, because it was not, or is not, within our scope". I only have photos of various places. None of them is within Wikipedia Common's scope? Why? Regards, --Helentr 19:59, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

I have not written any articles, apart from my user page. So there is no problem with the photos? I am relieved.Regards, --Helentr 20:18, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Well, that is all right, although puzzling for me. I don't remember writing any "Gallery article", but then maybe I have lost too many gray cells :) Anyway, I don't find anything missing. It is just that, if I had made some mistake, I would like to know what it was, so that I will not repeat it. Regards, --Helentr 09:31, 28 April 2008 (UTC)


Shall I protect your userpage after this attack of vandalism? Regards, abf /talk to me/ 11:44, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

No content pages

Yes - I'm not really sure. Created by a "known" user with no content.... I've put it on my watch list! Thanks (& expect one on Meta today - sorry for the delay!) --Herby talk thyme 07:25, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Image source problem

Hi Kanonkas! In Source line on my pictures license i add "My Father private collection Beer Sheva Israel" Is this enough? Thank you--Rst1 20:19, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

Flickr images

Hi. As a result of your request at Commons talk:Flickr images/reviewers, I have added you to the reviewers list. Please see the instructions at Commons:Flickr images/reviewers and add {{User trusted}} to your userpage. You can ask me if you need any help. Cheers, giggy (:O) 04:37, 4 May 2008 (UTC)

I don't mind; I'd be happy to hear from you if you have any problems. Cheers, giggy (:O) 03:27, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Re: Trusted User

Thanks for your note. I put that on my talk page after I found out what "trusted user" meant, so that people would know what happened. Later I went through and removed my name from the flickr review templates in the images I had put my name.
A question: How difficult is it to get trusted user status? Do you think I would have any chance? J.delanoygabsadds 23:29, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Your recent full page protection

Hi there,

yes thank you for pointing that out. I felt that the page had to be protected because I don't want the Commons to run into trouble with copyright issues with various museums and felt the matter very urgent. But I should have requested another sysop to protect it instead, that is true. I am now having a good talk with the user involved in this issue and it looks like we should be able to settle this without an edit-war or page protection. cheers Gryffindor 06:25, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

New Messages from Mifter

Image:Butterflies seduction.jpg

I'm sorry for my mistake. My apologies. I added correct source. Please you check. Sincerely --Jacopo Werther 18:01, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! You are really speed! Friendly greetings --Jacopo Werther 18:16, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Image:Aligarh fort.jpg

Hi I have taked appropriate permission from the owner - pls follow the link in the source. Thanks 15:47, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

More Messages from Mifter

Even More Messages from Mifter :P

Wanna help with COM:VI?

Hej Kanonkas, I have noticed your appprentice-mentor type of dialogue you have been having Rocket. Seems like you two are working nice together :-) From your posts I see that you are very eager to learn and contribute here and I was wondering if you could help me out with a few practicalities relating to the Valued images project, which has been under development and test during the last 4-5 months? If you do not know about the project and the goings on, the main content page is COM:VIC (and the related pages in the navigation window to the right) and the projects discussion page Commons talk:Valued images candidates. We are currently quite busy making the last preparations to go online, and we could need an assistant or two to do some well described tasks. Have a look around, and find the project relevant and feel you have the time and will to help, do contact me. Med de bedste hilsener, -- Slaunger 22:05, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

You 've got mail

Hello Kanonkas, I sent you mail concerning comment/discussion/deletion of a picture of mine in the Commons. I thought it would be no problem to use an image from Flickr, which is tagged as 'öffentlich'. --Heavyuser 11:16, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Levit image

Sorry -- for some reason, I thought Levit was born in the 1800s, which would have made the image free to use. Sorry! rootology (T) 16:57, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Re: Your Thanks

Hi Kanonkas. I’m sorry for my bad English. I apologize for that. I really enjoyed your thanks. I think that images are most important for an encyclopedia. I hope I can help and don't make many mistakes!!! Sincerely --Jacopo Werther 23:07, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

Giggy's RfB


I just wanted to say a huge thanks for your support in my RfB. It just closed, and I'm now a bureaucrat. If you ever want to discuss any of my actions, as a 'crat, admin, or plain old user, please don't hesitate to leave a note on my talk page.

And I admit it, you were first! :D Cheers, giggy (:O) 10:42, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Guess what time it is!

Commons:Administrators/Requests and votes/Kanonkas. Just add you acceptance note under my comments then add it to Requests and votes (it goes on top). Good luck! Rocket000 11:04, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Is it failing to sign due to excitement time, Rocket? ;) giggy (:O) 11:06, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
It must have been... Thanks. And thanks for not using {{Unsigned}} or something. That would have been embarrassing >< Rocket000 11:40, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

User talk:Rootology

Just a friendly reminder that in these cases it is preferable to place {{subst:welcome}} before any other messages. It is one of our best-translated templates, and it generally useful to new users. – Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 03:44, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

My RfA

Thanks for your support on my RfA, and good luck on your own. I shall be watching out for your promotion. -mattbuck (Talk) 19:06, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

I don't have any ice cream, but I may get a pizza later. It's all delicious :) -mattbuck (Talk) 20:35, 26 May 2008 (UTC)


Merci de l'offre de m'aider! Je l'apprécie et vous y enlèverai sans doute. Brynn 14:46, 30 May 2008 (UTC)


Dear Kanonkas,
Concerning the last picture from Nizar Chaari I upload, he sent it to me with several other pictures, precising that all pictures of him are free of rights. I have his mail (in French) if you are interested. Moumou82 18:43, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Thank you ! I have asked the author to officialy confirm his free release of pictures to OTRS. Is it possible to wait deleting the picture until tomorrow so that Mr. Chaari can send the mail to OTRS ? Moumou82 19:02, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Comment at COM:DN

Some serious advice Kanonkas, this edit wasn't particularly helpful. Your not an admin yet, and even if you were: There are better ways of trying to get users to calm down and be communicative that wording it like an outright treath. Stay melon - you should learn from the way Matt worded his reply there. Also remember that not all conbtributors speaks English as well as you do... Regards, Finn Rindahl 21:45, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations, Dear Administrator!

An offering for our new administrator from your comrades...
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Kanonkas, congratulations! You now have the rights of administrator on Commons. Please take a moment to read the Commons:Administrators page and watchlist related pages (in particular Commons:Administrators' noticeboard and Commons:Deletion requests), before launching yourself into page deletions, page protections, account blockings or modifications of protected pages. The majority of the actions of administrators can be reversed by the other admins, except for history merges which must thus be treated with particular care.

Please feel free to join us on IRC: #wikimedia-commons @ You may find Commons:Guide to adminship to be useful reading.

Please also check or add your entry to the List of administrators and the related lists by language and date it references....
As I said in the close, please heed the comments of all, particularly your neutrals and opposes, and please do not hesitate to ask for help if you need it. Many people want you to succeed and will be glad to help. Best wishes and I look forward to working with you. ++Lar: t/c 14:05, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

PS, please update your entries in Commons:List of administrators by adminship status in other Wikimedia projects as I don't know which projects you have adminship on. You may want to create a wikimatrix such as I did. Again, congrats and best wishes! ++Lar: t/c 14:14, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
Congratulations mate! -mattbuck (Talk) 14:26, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
Well done. Please go cautiously at first, especially when deleting high use images. With a little more experience I'm sure you'll be fine. Majorly talk 14:41, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
Gratulerer og velkommen i gjengen. Du kommer til å bli er verdifull tilvekst til admin.-kollegiet! Finn Rindahl 15:16, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
Congrаts!--Ahonc (talk) 17:40, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Congratulations, of course! Remember my advice, and you'll do fine. Mellowness before anything. Cheers, Rocket000 19:44, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Hey, I'm so happy for you ! You'll get importance in the project ! Good luck ! (I'm an administrator, on WP-fr, and, it isn't so easy ...) And thanks for your welcoming . Bye Stef48 07:16, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

  • Hi Kanonkas. Congratulations for your election. I'm really very happy for you! I'm sure you will do an excellent work. Ad maiora! --Jacopo Werther 13:04, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

Doors of Night.jpg

I have uploaded this image, and attempted to add a fair use rationale to the page. Specifically the following template: {{Doors of Night}} This is because I believe that the image fits into the non-free fair use category. However the template does not appear as I expected it to. See [3]. However I do not know how to implement this template on the page itself. Your help would be appreciated. Jordan Busson 13:40, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your help. Much appreciated. Jordan Busson

User Talk

Hi, I just archived User talk:WeHaWoe/Archive#My Request for Adminship where I had a question you probably oversaw. No wonder ;) -- but, besides, have a few more questions:

  • What's the COM Template for "automatic" archiving by bot?
  • How do I ask for proofreading by a native French? it's about Template User:WeHaWoe/Pink_CC/fr.
  • How do you think about thatone? Talk on User talk:WeHaWoe/TestSite was less than welcoming and is lame. May be my arguments were lame, too, that I was not convincing, maybe I just had the wrong day or had invited the wrong people to comment. Would it make sense to ask for comments or kind of "review" in COM:VP? Would you eventually do that for me? (I suppose you'd put it better). TX, WeHaWoe 06:28, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

User talk:DenghiùComm

Please, I can only few English. I dont understand what you told me. Can You mi write in Italian, Deutsch or Français? Tank you!

Ich versehe nicht um was es geht!

Je ne comprend pas quel est le probleme!

Non capisco che cosa mi viene contestato e dove ci sarebbero dei problemi: io non ho caricato nessuna fotografia, nè alcun testo ! Grazie per i chiarimenti. --DenghiùComm 09:27, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Es tut mir leid wenn ich Sie nochmals störe, aber ich versehe immer noch nicht um was es geht. Ich habe NIE irgend etwas auf Commons aufgeladen. Ich habe nur auf Fotos und Kategorien gearbeitet um sie besser zu ordnen. Könnten Sie mir bitte sagen was entfernt wurde das mich angehen würde? Herzlichen Dank nochmals! --DenghiùComm 13:05, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
Keine Panik, ich antworte Dir demnächst auf Deiner Talk page. Du hast nur ein paarmal Pech gehabt: Verstehst Du
English: Shit happens!
 ? WeHaWoe 15:10, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
@Kanonkas: Zwar kann ich leidlich Deutsch, aber aus dem Template auf D's userseite werde ich auch nicht schlau. (I also would not understand what that Template on User talk:DenghiùComm tries to explain, although I'm not completely new here (haven't looked up the en-version yet). Best, WeHaWoe 15:10, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

thanks, but...

thanks for doing my talk page, can you explain this GNU documentation thing to me please. i assume your an admin for wikimedia commons. Maxtitan 18:53, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

so how can i bee sure what sort of copyright is on an image? thanks... Maxtitan 19:05, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

no none specific i just never no if i can upload and image or not, i thought stuff like screenshots from TV were free to use for anyone and anything? obviously not... Maxtitan 19:14, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

what isnt copyright violation then? Maxtitan 21:05, 3 June 2008 (UTC)


Thank you! :D Brynn(talk) 15:24, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

Why is File:Korean beverage-Ogok shake-01.jpg deleted?

why? --Applebee (talk) 17:36, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Well, I don't know the policy well. If so, can you take a look at this flickr files that I intend to upload right now? And could you tell me which pictures would not be acceptible to commonsThe pictures are all about a theme park related a famous TV show.

--Applebee (talk) 17:45, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Thank for your time and effort. I really appreciate your help.--Applebee (talk) 18:03, 17 June 2008 (UTC)


I'm now a flickr reviewer! Thanks for your support, Kanonkas! :D Brynn(talk) 15:38, 18 June 2008 (UTC)


04:36, 14 May 2008 Rettetast (Talk | contribs) deleted "Image:AdelaideAirportSkyline.jpg" ‎ (Deleted because "I8: Image exists on Commons". using TW)

06:04, 19 June 2008 Kanonkas (Talk | contribs) deleted "Image:AdelaideAirportSkyline.jpg" ‎ (Deleted because "Category:Unknown as of 12 June 2008 This media file is missing essential information; Source, license, or permission". using TW) Why was an image that's several years old and had legit source data the entire time copied then deleted twice without any human action? Can this please be undone. -- 09:56, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

...sort of proves the point of "view-deleted" doesn't it ;o). Finn Rindahl (talk) 11:04, 19 June 2008 (UTC)


I know you delete that picture because it is unfree for commercial use, however, in Wikipedia, it is also deleted as well. If you could, can you undelete that picture and re-upload at Thai (th) Wikipedia ? I think even if it's not accord to the Commons policy, but may apply to Thai law and Thai Wikipedia's policy. Thank you. --Passawuth (talk) 14:10, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Well, can you please just give me the image file by e-mail please then ? --Passawuth (talk) 09:31, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Nice image

Good day, I just wanted to leave a note saying you've got a very nice house, you sure got a nice image of it! --Kanonkas(talk) 12:47, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Greetings! Thank you very much for the compliment! Have nice day! Regards.-- Le Behnam (talk) 04:08, 21 June 2008 (UTC)


You added template No source for the image [4]. The image has the author (name and username in fiwikipedia), the original upload log (showing that the author uploaded it to fiwikipedia) and the source (transferred from fiwikipedia). (And of course the original licence CC-BY-2.5.) Would you please detail what information is missing. --AB (talk) 23:41, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Considering your worry of whether the image has ever been in fiwikipedia [5] you can find the upload here [6] and the deletion here [7]. If you will see the original data attached to the image when it was in fiwikipedia you should contact some administrator in fiwikipedia. (Though AFAIK it is the responsibility of the administrator in fiwikipedia to verify these things before s/he deletes an image marked with NowCommons in fiwikipedia.) Hope that you will find the information soon and remove the No source tag. --AB (talk) 08:36, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Johnny Fox

You deleted the wrong Johnny Fox picture.

I uploaded Johnny Fox.jpg, with the space, to the Commons, so I could use it on Wikipedia. I then found that there was an existing Johnny Fox.jpg on Wikipedia. I wanted to use my picture instead of the one existing on Wikipedia, so I re-uploaded my picture to the Commons as JohnnyFox.jpg, with NO space. I left the note on the talk page of Johnny Fox.jpg WITH a space asking for it to be deleted. You deleted JohnnyFox.jpg with NO space so I'm back to where I started. If you can undelete JohnnyFox.jpg with NO space, and delete Johnny Fox.jpg WITH a space, I'd appreciate it. I'd rather not have to screw around with the existing Johnny Fox.jpg on Wikipedia just to make room for my mistake on the Commons.

All things considered, I wish I'd just ignored Wikipedia telling me I should upload the image to the Commons instead of to Wikipedia. Propaniac (talk) 13:53, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing it. Sorry if I was rude; I was feeling aggravated. Propaniac (talk) 17:09, 24 June 2008 (UTC)


作成してKAMONについて。掲載用の画像を作成中で、完成前にコンテンツのみを掲載してしまいました。画像完成後、改めてコンテンツ又はカテゴリーを作成させて頂きます。お手数をお掛けしました。--Communi core (talk) 10:05, 25 June 2008 (UTC)


What are you talking about? The page clearly states it's PD because it was created by the NIST. I've removed your "no source" tag. - 14:40, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

Just a note

Some issues I've got now. Hope someone can help me here. Best regards, -- 17:25, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

The issue has been fixed! Thank you very much Brion VIBBER. --Kanonkas(talk) 19:41, 28 June 2008 (UTC)

My RfA

Thanks for supporting my RfA. --Túrelio (talk) 15:49, 29 June 2008 (UTC)

More Messages from Mifter


Thanks for the support vote and trust, which I hope (and will try) to be up to. Best regards, Waldir talk 14:33, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

Image Tagging Image:Human_castle.jpg

This image was authorized by the author and I wrote this, from Creative Commons. --leonardo (talk) 16:40, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

My turn to ask the questions

First, what all do I need to make Twinkle work here? Is there any dependencies I also need to import (e.g. some .js function WP has that Commons doesn't)?

And second, when I was looking at your subpages for twinkle scripts, I found User:Kanonkas/Helpful which gave me some ideas for templates and possibly creating a language neutral list of admins, a visual version of Commons:List of administrators. We have some nice language icons I can use. I was wondering if there was any icons we can use for stewards and for admins that are admins elsewhere. (Using WP's globe for generic admin makes it confusing, but that icon's used enough on Commons and other projects that it makes sense, we just need something else. Maybe the projects' favicons like  ?). I was also thinking about adding icons for skills people have (e.g.   for bot owners/technically-minded users or   for those who are good at retouching photos). I have no problem finding icons (actually I categorized many myself), but I would like to hear any ideas or suggestions. Rocket000 (talk) 18:49, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Nevermind, the first question. I just found Commons:Twinkle. Rocket000 (talk) 19:03, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

{{User Administrator}}

Still working on this? Or can I redirect it? I added a few params to {{User admin}} so now you can change the colors. Rocket000 (talk) 15:19, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

Your removal of a message on Image:WWERawHD.jpg

I have put the message back as it's not supposed to be taken as yelling but is like that so it gets noticed. If you would like to switch the message to caps and Lowercase my guest but the message has to stay.--   ChristianMan16  17:55, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

I put that there at request of the deleting admin or restored it. He said to put it there so things like what he did wouldn't happen again.--   ChristianMan16  18:47, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
It tagged in some way though so people don't assume it a copyvio...cause my bet is not all admins look at the deletion log.--   ChristianMan16  19:00, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

RFA -- Thank You!

Thank you for your support & comments in my RFA!!

I figured a bunch of Lolcats were more fun that me trying to write a logical "thank you". Silly, Aren't they?

ShakataGaNai Talk


Dear Kanonkas,
Thank you for participating in my
unsuccessful request for adminship, shown here. Regardless of not being an administrator, I look forward to working with you in future Wikimedia Commons projects. -- miranda

Aly and AJ

I own the copyright to all those images. You can see on my Flickr account. Do I need to reupload them with a new licence, or can I edit the license on the ones I have already uploaded?

Yes I am the Flick account holder of where those pictures were uploaded from. To be honest I am confused as hell about the different licenses. Are you able to upload them for me with the correct licences? So to be a pain in the butt.

ChrisBrownExclusive.jpeg Image

why the image "ChrisBrownExclusive.jpeg" is violation the copyright ??

hum ok .. that photo was taken off google can i put the imagem without being violating the copyrights?

..sorry for the bad english.. i'm portuguese

Thanks , i understand now ;)

TUSC token 07c369dadf8bd0b74a44210f06e7d8bd

I am now proud owner of a TUSC account!


Oh! Sorry. My e-mail is passawuth(at)yahoo dot com dot sg --Passawuth (talk) 15:14, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Can you use function "e-mail this user" please ? I haven't got your message yet.--Passawuth (talk) 04:46, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Oops! Sorry! I have valid my e-mail now. --Passawuth (talk) 12:28, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Attack Cake

The attack cake is NOT a lie. Enjoy. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 06:09, 22 July 2008 (UTC)


HOW MEAN!!!! --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 21:13, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Open proxies etc

Not really got enough time yet but if you want to look more at tracing IPs etc then maybe next week given me a specific IP & we can look at what info we can get? Cheers --Herby talk thyme 11:54, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

No Copyright violation!

Why that? I have loaded the smily from wikipedia commons, and made some changes on it myself, and reloaded it again!!!!!! What do you say man? WHERE ARE THE VIOLATIONS??

First pic

File:Thinking.png the next one


this I reversed side, so that the question mark fits to arabic letters, the message inbetween where made by my openoffice program, just written, when I finished I copied the result with the print button on my pc and added it to irfanview to make a small thumb that I use in wikipedia {{رأي{{ here is the site of commons where both pics are included --Mnokel (talk) 20:11, 28 July 2008 (UTC) Thanks alot, even if I am new here, I also take much care of the principales of copywrites! If you can explain how to link a pic as an icon to a theme? if that is possible!

You are right, I will make my own ones! no problem, it was just I wanted to spare time, didn't look for the licening. will take just few minutes!--Mnokel (talk) 20:41, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Yes you can delete all of them! Thank you!--Mnokel (talk) 21:20, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Still can you tell me how to link a pic to a page in wikipedia, so when the user clicks on it, will go to a subject rather than to the pic it self? Thank you in advance.--Mnokel (talk) 21:34, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Is this Correct?

I just uploaded Image:Carnival miracle.jpg, and I'm not sure if I did the licensing correctly. Sorry if it is not free. By the way, are there any images on PhotoBucket that are free? Goodvac (talk ) 20:04, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Oblivion images

Здравствуйте! Извините, что пишу не по-английски, но я недостаточно хорошо знаю этот язык. Я понимаю, почему Вы подумали, что эти изображения сделаны не мной - такие может сделать каждый. Это скриншот. Из программы-конструктора, которая прилагается к игре Morrowind. Если я правильно поняла правила этого проэкта, скриншоты здесь не запрещены. Надеюсь, для вас не составит труда перевести этот текст. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Shendary (talk • contribs) 20:51, 28. Jul 2008 (UTC)

O'k, I try write on English... All my picture - screenshots, I have made them in TES-Construction Set. Today. Why you delete them? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Shendary (talk • contribs) 20:58, 28. Jul 2008 (UTC)

I have not correctly understood categories of copyrights. Tell, they should be carried to what category, that them have not removed? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Shendary (talk • contribs) 21:05, 28. Jul 2008 (UTC)

Я уже удалила все ссылки на эти изображения и загружать пока точно не буду. Объясните только одну вещь - во многих статьях про игры есть скриншоты. И я сомневаюсь, что ради каждой картинки люди получали письменное разрешение фирмы. Как они тогда были загружены сюда? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Shendary (talk • contribs) 21:16, 28. Jul 2008 (UTC)

кошмар какой-то =)))) Хорогшо, я изучу правила повнимательнее, чтобы избежать подобных ситуаций. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Shendary (talk • contribs) 21:19, 28. Jul 2008 (UTC)


Well it's not our job to decide wheter or not an image should be used on some article, which is why the deletion request got kept.

Briliant reasonong. So, if I upload a map of UK that includes Italy, Albania and planet Mars, it would nt be our job to decide whether someone will actualy use this map. We should keep it, because someone might decide to use it. Briliant reasonong. --Ante Perkovic (talk) 13:18, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
There is a limit to absurdity, and that would fall outside it. Images must be potentially educational to fall within COM:SCOPE, and that is clearly not "potentially educational" -- the image in question may potentially have an educational purpose.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 14:16, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
No, it can not have educational purpose. It is a duplicate with errors. Why we need duplicate with errors??? --Ante Perkovic (talk) 16:00, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
To compare it to ones without errors? I don't know. We just host it. If people find it useful, ask them why they use it, not us. Rocket000 (talk) 18:46, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
Fascinating. Maybe we should we have duplicate articles on wikipedia too. One would be correct, one not. Wikipedia's new moto would be "don't ask us why we have wrong data. Ask user why he reads it". Fascinating... really fascinating. --Ante Perkovic (talk) 04:51, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
If you want a serious answer, you would do well to stop mocking perfectly legitimate practices.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 16:02, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
Wikipedia isn't about being "right" either, it's about verifiability. We don't have such a policy on Commons, but we do have a specific scope. The whole purpose of Commons is to be a free media repository. That's it. We're not presenting anything as truth here. If project decides to use a certain image, who are we to say they can't? Those things are editorial decisions and should be made locally. Rocket000 (talk) 17:35, 30 July 2008 (UTC)


Fail! [1] [2]. —Giggy 11:51, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Please, sir

Please, Kanonkas, I'm the user Coronellian, from a Cybercafe, would you, please, unblock my IP, as Coronellian, I am not a vandal, I only has a discussion with a sysop and a bureaucrat, I thought, and they block me, please, I am not a vandal. I am in a cybercafe. Help me, please. 15:11, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

I have commented here. While Coronellian is blocked as a puppet Pérez is not so can edit freely. Equally I have commented here about the situation too. My only involvement has been with the puppetry not the original issue. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 17:08, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for participating

  Thanks for taking part in my RFA. It passed 29-5-0, and I appreciate and will take to heart all of the feedback, and do my absolute best to better Commons with the trust placed in me by the community as a whole. rootology (T) 17:15, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Open proxy

Where have you found disruptive editing from that proxy? Thanks --Herby talk thyme 17:23, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Correction - are you just blocking anything you find that is open regardless of its edit history? Thanks --Herby talk thyme 17:25, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
Please bear in mind that many contribute constructive to the project and that some parts of the world would not be able to access the Foundation wikis without open proxies. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 17:35, 1 August 2008 (UTC)
Obvious - however this and this would be starting points. This too. --Herby talk thyme 18:04, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

I would like to know why all the images that I uploaded will be deleted, when I see the same pics here in other themes

Copyright Images

I would like to know how can I upload the album cover pics here because I'm creating a new Spanish Michael Jackson Site because the Spanish original it's not complete and when I can't make changes there.

I want to create a complete Spanish Michael Jackson Wikipedia with his complete Life, Music, Remixography, Videography, etc., and I want to put some pics of him, of his cover albums and singles, like I saw in the English Michael Jackson Wiki's page.

I don't want to violate any copyright and I don't want that you will cancel my account but I don't know how can I'll upload this kind of pics without violate copyright restrictions.

Thanks for you help and sorry for my English (I'm Spanish).


Re: Good work

Hi Kanonkas, thanks for noticing :) Spellcast (talk) 17:59, 4 August 2008 (UTC)


Why you think that I wrote wrong licences? I was reading article aboute Commons's licences. Please, answer: What's wrong with my licences? I don't understand... And please - write simple, becouse my English is... You know;-)--Amdrag (talk) 11:50, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for answer.--Amdrag (talk) 14:51, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Derivative works

Thanks (Jujubes). Because the photo was a CC-licensed image on Flikr, I didn't think about it being a derivative work. Geoff (talk)17:56, 6 August 2008 (UTC

Flickr review start

I just reviewed 4 images, 2 passed, 2 failed. Does it look like I did it okay? Cirt (talk) 00:06, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Nevermind, Anonymous101 (talk · contribs) took a look and gave me some feedback. Cirt (talk) 22:13, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
No problem, I replied before Anonymous101 though. --Kanonkas(talk) 22:15, 8 August 2008 (UTC)

RfA thanks

Removal of Image:Wojna w gruzji war in georgia.jpg

Hi, it seems you removed Image:Wojna w gruzji war in georgia.jpg due to alleged copyright violation ( ). This image was uploaded a moment ago by me and User:Kazbek. This is original work, first published in our portal, on this page: I realize this image is of professional quality so it may well wake suspition it's been copied from some other source like a major newspaper but it hasn't. Could you please restore the image or let us upload it again? I'm also adding this request to Undeletion requests. Regards,

Mkosmul (talk) 20:55, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Please see OTRS. The website you gave me clearly says "all rights reserved" and we can't allow such images, but if I'm wrong please give me more informaton. Thanks! --Kanonkas(talk) 21:00, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
OK, we'll send a confirmation e-mail to OTRS. I understand your stance and appreciate your vigilance :) I'll write any further comments in the corresponding section of Undeletion requests to avoid duplication. Regards, Mkosmul (talk) 22:05, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
we can't allow copyrighted images. Keep in mind all images not in the public domain are copyrighted including every single one that's freely licensed (licenses mean nothing without a law behind them). Rocket000(talk) 16:58, 14 August 2008 (UTC)
Yes that wasn't what I meant in the above, I just said it wrong, heh. --Kanonkas(talk) 17:27, 14 August 2008 (UTC)


It's a good thing you mentioned the SSP case, otherwise we'd still be dealing with a disruptive user. Cheers, Spellcast (talk) 22:35, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Proxy blocks

Might be good if you used the "drop down" reason box (or create one) as it points to the relevant policy which would help people who find themselves blocked. Cheers --Herby talk thyme 10:47, 13 August 2008 (UTC)


Kanonkas! I've got (again)a question... What is license image from en. Wikipedia destiny? When can I use this?--Amdrag (talk) 15:57, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

That is no license, that is the "source" you'll have to see on the image what license their is. Regards, --Kanonkas(talk) 16:47, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Hilary Duff

Hello. You appear to have essentially replicated every photo I took with minor changes, or no changes. Why? --David Shankbone (talk) 20:28, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

I just cropped them a little, hope you don't mind that. --Kanonkas(talk) 20:39, 14 August 2008 (UTC)
No, not at all. But they barely changed and seem like duplicates, so I listed them as such. I can't really tell the difference between Image:Hilary Duff 5.jpg and Image:Hilary Duff by David Shankbone.jpg, so I didn't understand why they were created. --David Shankbone (talk) 20:42, 14 August 2008 (UTC)
You can only speedy dupe exact duplicates. Obviously those weren't exact dupes. --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 20:46, 14 August 2008 (UTC)
They are, essentially. Additionally, Kanonkas listed the dates of the photos as August 2008, but that's the date of the cropping, not the date of the photo, which will confuse anyone not familiar with it. I suppose I don't understand the purpose of making very, very minor changes on photos that aren't used. --David Shankbone (talk) 20:51, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

RfA thanks

for the record

Commons:Village pump#Minor changes that are essentially duplicates. —Giggy 14:17, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Seen it before but thanks. --Kanonkas(talk) 14:18, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Thank you

Thank you for the kind words in your nom. Cirt (talk) 17:07, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

It's my pleasure. --Kanonkas(talk) 17:51, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

OP blocks

Couple of questions

  1. Why do you place varying block lengths?
  2. I do think a /16 block must be discussed somewhere. Blocking 65K IP addresses unless they are all open proxies (pretty unlikely) is wrong without community discussion).

Thanks --Herby talk thyme 08:59, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Sorry for that Herby about the 16 block, but it looked to be a source of proxies but such big damage is a big concern so I've unblocked it, thanks for the note. Regards, --Kanonkas(talk) 09:43, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
Please do not place such a block again without community approval & after a project CU has checked the range. I have now had time to do so & I can confirm there is more than one valid user on that range.
Why are you using differing block lengths? --Herby talk thyme 11:18, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
Won't do. That depends on the proxy and what duration I think should be fine. --Kanonkas(talk) 11:22, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
Yes - so can I ask what actual criteria you use in making that decision please? It may be helpful to me in the future. Thanks --Herby talk thyme 11:38, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
Unfortunately this isn't going to help you. I don't have such a critera but first time when I was blocking proxies was 1 year, I've now moved on to giving 2 years (most of the time). --Kanonkas(talk) 12:49, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
Yes I've seen & understand that. What I don't know is why you also block for three years - there has to be a reason for variable behaviour & I might learn something. I imagine you cannot be doing it at random? --Herby talk thyme 14:09, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
No I don't do it randomly. I try only to do when the proxy have already been blocked & still is active, or if it have had prior activity & I can see it's a long lasting proxy that is still working. Hope that can help you. Regards, --Kanonkas(talk) 14:15, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
Also east718 would like to talk you regarding the range. Seems like he wants to contact you through IRC, he just "bounced" away right now. I think you'll get him, but I told him I don't think you use IRC but you can email him if you want. --Kanonkas(talk) 14:59, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
In the absence of getting blockexempt there is nothing we can do with valid users on the range. --Herby talk thyme 15:05, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
That is indeed a concern but do we have to file some bugzilla request to get that extension? --Kanonkas(talk) 15:07, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
Been in longer than the Meta one but that has been actioned :(. However 65,000 IPs cannot be blocked without community consensus. --Herby talk thyme 15:14, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

←That I already know, just ipblock exempt would be nice to have here for many reasons. --Kanonkas(talk) 15:18, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Why so keen on blocking IPs? Why not wait until they do something wrong? We may be missing out on many useful contribs. Who cares how they connect to the site? A vandal's a vandal and a useful contributer's a useful contributer. Rocket000(talk) 20:35, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Category vs. Subcategory

Hi Kanonkas! You undid two days ago my modification [8] where I removed all the categories that, I think, are covered by the sub-category Category:Miley Cyrus.

  1. Of course, these categories are fine, but they are redundant, already included in Category:Miley Cyrus. In my opinion, that's what subcategories are for. Just an example with Category:Music: if you decide to include all the pictures of every possible musician/singer/music-instrument/music-score in the category Category:Music, you will end up with 10,000 (?) mixed pictures in this category, making the latter perfectly unusable.
  2. If you check the other pictures of Miley (Category:Miley Cyrus), you'll notice that your picture is the one and only one that is having such redundant categories.

What do you think about it? Have a nice evening! Vonvon (talk) 19:37, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Feel free to change them as you like. Regards, --Kanonkas(talk) 19:49, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Responses and the like

In order: I'll try, and thanks! :-) —Animum (talk) 21:17, 18 August 2008 (UTC)

Done – See w:User:Animum/EasyBlock for instructions if you haven't done so already.  Animum (talk) 23:42, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
Thank you. --Kanonkas(talk) 13:09, 19 August 2008 (UTC)


You should respond to messages instead archiving them away. Rocket000(talk) 01:46, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

I try to archive a discussion after 2 days & did you have a question? About the op blocks? --Kanonkas(talk) 13:49, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
No, that's ok. Rocket000(talk) 08:41, 22 August 2008 (UTC)


Hello Kanonkas. I have a question: is there a script for dealing with images nominated for deletion? Or do we delete and close nominations manually? Thanks --Kimse (talk) 07:13, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

You can do both, but yes there is a script for that which you can find in your preferences. Go to gadgets -> Tools for admins and special users -> DelReqHandler (click on that) & you have the script. Hope that helps you! Regards, --Kanonkas(talk) 13:53, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
Works great, thanks Kanonkas. Now I'll go delete some copyvios :) By the way, closed nomination are removed automatically by bots or do we remove them from deletion request page ourselves? --Kimse (talk) 03:41, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
Not quite sure what you are asking me, sorry. --Kanonkas(talk) 17:20, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
Sorry for not being clear: page Commons:Deletion requests has lots of open and closed deletion nominations. Who removes the closed ones from this page? Thanks --Kimse (talk) 07:03, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
DRBot will take care of those so just leave them. Rocket000(talk) 08:43, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Open proxies

Given that global blocking is now active might it not be best to leave stewards to deal with open proxies which actually cause trouble now? It is much more effective if done across wikis.

I am sure you have many other things that are worthwhile to do. --Herby talk thyme 14:25, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

I think there were some typos above, but I got your message. Thanks, --Kanonkas(talk) 14:34, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
I don't see any typos... Majorly talk 14:58, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
Sorry I notice that now, just I read it quickly. My bad heh. Regards, --Kanonkas(talk) 15:06, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Nice work (answer)

Thank you for your nice compliment:) --Luc Viatour (talk) 13:29, 25 August 2008 (UTC)


I'm still way calm, still on the purple section of disagreement pyramid. Just 75.47 keeps harassing me when he himself have civility problems, but this happened on Wikip. I just want to know is the RFA for me impossible, or it just may take several trimesters of good conducts.--Freewayguy What's up? 18:36, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Change username

Hi there, thanks for letting me know about the Flickr request. I request again after a few weeks. But would you be able to change my username to Mohsin, so my Commons account can be connected to the username Mohsin on Wikipedia. Thanks! Moshin (talk) 13:48, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

Good to hear but I'm not a bureaucrat so you'll have to make a request on changing username. Best regards, --Kanonkas(talk) 14:27, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

User blocked

Please, can you disblock my user Coronellian, blocked for ever by an administrator on commons? Thanks in advance. Vibria (talk) 08:52, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Tor nodes

I can tell you that a number of very prolific valuable contributors to Commons edit via TOR nodes (I know this due to CU use). Until we have IP blockexempt I must recommend that you do not block these particularly if there are no negative contributions to Commons. --Herby talk thyme 15:05, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

As you wish, I won't block them unless their is abuse from TOR nodes. Also thanks for putting it up on AN I guess. Regards, --Kanonkas(talk) 15:25, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Please tell the 75.47 Ips to leave my talkpage alone

75.47 IPs keeps harassing me about false incivil messages. Honestly, I hadn't made any racial slurs ever since my block was over. I did apologize to some users after my attacks-which was 3 mos ago. Please warn him to stop harassing me.--Freewayguy What's up? 15:43, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

  Done I've left the ip a warning. Thanks for telling me. Best regards, --Kanonkas(talk) 15:53, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for MediaWiki:Sp-contributions-footer-anon

Thanks for you fixing my messes, I must have daydreamed, as it was still early enough for night-dreaming... :-) At least the urlencode-thing was a real stupid mistake... Spiritia 21:42, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

No problem, happy to help. --Kanonkas(talk) 13:45, 3 September 2008 (UTC)


No problem. TimVickers (talk) 18:03, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Image:User Kanonkas, I am not weird.pdf

I think this is for you? :) --Kimse (talk) 06:55, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Now that one was weird. Thanks for telling me about it. Best regards, --Kanonkas(talk) 07:12, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
I thought this is how administrators have fun around here - by creating PDF files of each-others' user pages! :) --Kimse (talk) 07:16, 6 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for your help

  Thank you very much for your help. Best regards   ■ MMXXc.t  14:39, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

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