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Parliament building of BeninEdit


I saw the picture mentionned in the subject on the Benin page as well as Porto-Novo page. And it is written that it is the siege of Benin Parliament. Please, note that this is wrong. The building name in French is Palais des Congrès which can be litteraly translated as Palace of Congress, but its purpose is just to host events like seminars, conference and meeting. Benin Parliament siege is the "Palais des Gouverneurs" in French. And it is located in Porto-Novo, not Cotonou. Since i'm not used to editing wikipedia articles, I think i might let you know so you can correct this.

Best regards

Gildas Jr.

Use of a pictureEdit


We’d like to use some of your pictures for a book that will be publish next fall. On the Internet site that we consulted, it says that the pictures are copyright free.

The title of the book is Secrets de plantes 2 and the name of the author is Fabien Girard. The intial print run will be 1000 copies.

We’d like to have your autorisation by e-mail to use those pictures.

Here are the links of the pictures.'Marsh_Mallow'_(Malvaceae)_flower.JPG'Marsh_Mallow'_(Malvaceae)_plant.JPG

Thank you.

Stéphane Aubut Editor assistant for les Éditions JCL

Photo of inside of Cappella PalatinaEdit

Hello, Magnus.

Would it please be possible to have your permission to use your photo of the inside of the Cappella Palatina, specifically the one that shows the upper wall and part of the stalactite ceiling? I am writing a book on Norman Sicily and would really like to use this as the composition is so unusual. Thank you.

The Vernaccia picEdit

Hi, my name is Marco. I just would like to tell that the pic uploaded in the Vernaccia article it is not a Vernaccia from Sardinia, but (as stated on the label on the bottle) is a Vernaccia di San Gimignano. These two wines are quite different. I think the caption should be corrected. Best regards

image on wikipedia entry for margaret cavendishEdit

Hi Magnus,

The image you uploaded on the Margaret Cavendish page in Wikipedia does not represent her. According to her biography, Mad Madge, it is an image of Mary Lucas, her sister. Is it possible to remove it? It is misleading as is. This is the link to the image:


please delete this picture, it's of me and i can't figure out how to delete itEdit

Image Consent for AFAR Travel GuideEdit


I work for AFAR Media, a travel media company whose mission is to inspire and enable travelers to have richer, deeper and more authentic travel experiences around the world. We publish AFAR Magazine, which has twice been named America's best travel magazine, and, an online travel guide that has been recognized by the New York Times, Time magazine and many others as breaking new ground in inspiring and enabling great travel experiences (see

I’m creating content to recommend that travelers visit Abu Dhabi and would like to use the image in the following link. I would like to request your authorization and approval to do so.

AFAR also provides destination guides for partners, such as Westin Finds from AFAR, in which AFAR recommends places for Westin Hotel guests to visit. (See We would also like to include your image in these recommendations.

If this is acceptable to you, I need you to reply to me that you are in agreement with the following provision, have the rights to the image and are authorized to provide this consent:


AFAR Media is hereby granted royalty-free authorization and license to publish, display and use the image in AFAR Magazine, on AFAR,com, on, mobile variations thereof, and in such other electronic, digital, and print channels as AFAR and its partners shall determine, including in social media and collateral marketing materials. It is understood that you retain copyright ownership over the image, and this is a license only.

We will share our recommendation with you after it is complete. Thank you very much for your consideration.

All the best, Lara


Dear Magnus Manske,

Are you the owner of this lovely photo and if not, can you direct me to the photographer.,_Rajasthan.jpg

Thank you.


Photo UseEdit

Hi Andrew, I used your awesome "JAWS" photo in a graphic. I ended up changing it quite a bit, but I still wanted to check with you before I publish it. Can I email you a copy? Thanks! Sarah

Flickr: Irish stamp, 'Boomerang (horse)'Edit

Hallo, could this [[1]] Flickr photo of: Irish stamp, 'Boomerang (horse)' be used on [[2]] Wiki. page? Thank you

File:Asarum europaeum 'Asarabacca' (Aristolochiaceae) plant.jpgEdit

The plant represented here - and on the associated file File:Asarum europaeum 'Asarabacca' (Aristolochiaceae) flower.jpg is not an asarum europaeum, but an erythronium dens-canis:

Regards, geophilos

Perhaps an overlooked issue?Edit


Contains an element labelled "Aluminum Cans"... I cannot find any reference to that as a battery type. Is this a copy/paste error?


Error in a picture of Beau de Rochas diagramEdit

The picture of the thermodynamic cycle here : contains an error. V1 and V2 on the bottom axis must be switched !

Regards, Romain

maximale Länge (Zeichenzahl incl. Erweiterung) für Dateinamen auf Wikimedia CommonsEdit

Hallo Magnus Manske,

gern verwende ich lange beschreibende Dateinamen. Gestern hatte ich es das erste Mal wohl übertrieben und Schierigkeit beim Hochladen, so dass ich die Datei umbenennen (kürzen) lassen musste.

Leider finde ich nirgends eine Angabe, wie lang ein Dateinamen maximal sein darf.

Kannst Du mir mitteilen, wie groß die maximale Länge (Zeichenzahl incl. Erweiterung) für Dateinamen auf Wikimedia Commons sein darf?

Danke für Deine Mühe.

Viele Grüße

PS: Gibt es für "Wikimedia Commons" eine de:Wikipedia:Verbesserungsvorschläge/Feature-Requests vergleichbare Seite?

Hinweis: der Link "my toolserver tools": "" auf Deiner Diskussionsseite scheint veraltet zu sein: "We've moved!"

Bureau of Automotive RepairEdit

The picture of the Headquarters for the Bureau of Automotive Repair is incorrect because the Bureau moved in May 2012.

Wouaouuu !!!!! it's my motocycleEdit

Hi, Sorry for my bad english. i am French.

I find this photos about BMW R100GS Paris-Dakar

It's my moto ... :D .... You take this photos in Paris the 17 septembre 2009, 19:47 , at Sacré cœur, 2 rue Lamarck 75018.

It's so funny !

She is not very clean.

If you want i can give you other photos about her. Now, she is more beautiful because i clean her and i do much réparation.

But i don't do paint so she have always in the right, the grey part. Lol

Here, you can find all reparations that i do in my moto (it's in french)

I sold my bike so if anyone is interested, he can contact me by MP in

In this forum i am christobou

My bike BMW R100GS Paris-Dakar became a star  :-)) thanks to you Magnus Manske / S de Santi

Good day for all people !!!

Reusing the photoEdit


We wanted to use one of your pictures (link below) for a medical journal article publication. We can give you more details via email. Would appreciate if you could email us at as soon as possible.

Thanks, MC —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 11:04, 08 November 2015 (UTC)

Simon Fraser of BalnainEdit

Hi Magnus I have written a book on the 1777 battles of Saratoga, which will be published by Oxford University Press next year. Simon Fraser of Balnain was mortally wounded in the second battle (about 3 PM on Oct. 7, 1777) at the moment that the battle and thus the entire American War of Independence reached its tipping point. It is, of course, important for us to include the image you uploaded, the only good one of Fraser. While I understand that credit is not required, I would like to include the credit line "Courtesy of Magnus Manske" or whatever alternative credit line you would prefer. Please contact me at so that I am sure that I get this right. Dean Snow —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 16:26, 03 December 2015 (UTC)

delete this pic as we have not given you the copyrightEdit


Please urgently remove this pic as we have not allowed you to use this and upload it. These are our kids on the picture and we do not allow to use this pic to be used in the internet

Please notify me that this is removed.

Kind regards, Katharina Wieser —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 14:08, 05 January 2016 (UTC)

Use of photo in publicationEdit


I’d like to use one of your pictures for a WHO publication that we will publish this fall:,_Uganda.JPG. The work would be credited as follows: “Mount Khadam, Uganda” by Eright, CC BY-SA 3.0. We'd like to have your authorisation by email to use this picture and would greatly appreciate it if you could contact me at at your earliest convenience. Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 07:41, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

Zito photoEdit

Hi: I would like to use a photo I see your name associated with. I plan to use it in a book called Heads-Up Baseball 2.0. I think I'm free to do so (if I read the rules here correctly) -- please let me know if you would prefer I not use it.

Thank you, Tom Hanson Barry Zito photo —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:11, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

Permission to use figure in a book.Edit

Hi, I am working with Prof. Steven LaValle to help obtain permissions for borrowing figures or pictures in his upcoming book Virtual Reality, to be published by Cambridge University Press. The book is online here:

We are hoping to include the picture of yours ( in this book (Chapter 2, Figure 2.9a). Could we please have your permission for this? Thank you.

You could reach me at


Adam Warkoczewski —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 17:22, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Permission to use figure in a book.Edit

Dear Magnus Manske,

I am working with Prof. Steven LaValle to help obtain permissions for borrowing figures or pictures in his upcoming book Virtual Reality, to be published by Cambridge University Press. The book is online here:

We are hoping to include the picture of yours ( in this book (Chapter 10, Figure 10.8a). Could we please have your permission for this? Thank you. Please contact me at


Adam Warkoczewski —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 09:26, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

CommonsDelinker have deleted a photoEdit

Hallo, Magnus! Wie gehts?

The bot have deleted I know the guy, who made this photo. But he is not in Wikimedia. How I should place the photo? What to do?


  File:BML-190.png has been listed at Commons:Deletion requests so that the community can discuss whether it should be kept or not. We would appreciate it if you could go to voice your opinion about this at its entry.

If you created this file, please note that the fact that it has been proposed for deletion does not necessarily mean that we do not value your kind contribution. It simply means that one person believes that there is some specific problem with it, such as a copyright issue.
Please remember to respond to and – if appropriate – contradict the arguments supporting deletion. Arguments which focus on the nominator will not affect the result of the nomination. Thank you!

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DMacks (talk) 02:59, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Files from FlickrEdit

Hi. In past your bot transferred some files from flickr, but not the best version in the highest resolution available. See [3],[4], etc. Also, this issue is the cause of some number of undetected-yet duplicated flickr files on Commons (I remember this was mentioned at Village Pump in early 2017). Maybe you know how to detect all these files, to put a bot to mass re-check and re-upload them if there is available a larger version. --XXN, 16:15, 28 July 2017 (UTC)

Manhattan (cocktail)Edit

   The picture that is used for "Manhattan (cocktail)" is incorrect.  The link is here.  It depicts a cocktail shaker which is NEVER to be used when making a Manhattan.  They are always to be stirred and never shaken.  In general, whiskey and gin are two spirits that should never be shaken.  The actual cocktail in that picture it accurate and you can tell it has been properly stirred as there is no foam and it has a dark amber color to it.  Shaken Manhattans are foamy, light in color due to the melted ice dilution, and typically do not taste great.  This pic needs to be reshot with a mixing glass and a strainer. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:08, 29 July 2017 (UTC)

Request fixedEdit

Hi! Now this request has been fixed, and the cawp article has the cropped image. The strange interface at Wikidata hinders me to add it there (is there a simple how-to-do-it nearby?).--Paracel63 (talk) 19:00, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi again! No I got help to understand the interface, and the image link has been added here. All the best.--Paracel63 (talk) 21:20, 4 August 2017 (UTC)


Wie kann ich dir auf Bitbucket sagen dass Petscan den Fehler "Fatal error: Call to a member function real_escape_string() on boolean in /data/project/magnustools/public_html/php/common.php on line 140" ausgibt? Ich habe es mal mit File:Hero of the Soviet Union Madoyan talks to Malinovsky and Khrushchev 16 February 1943 Rostov-on-Don.jpg probiert (wiki: commons.wikimedia;) Als Titel habe ich File:Hero of the Soviet Union Madoyan talks to Malinovsky and Khrushchev 16 February 1943 Rostov-on-Don.jpg und Hero of the Soviet Union Madoyan talks to Malinovsky and Khrushchev 16 February 1943 Rostov-on-Don.jpg probiert auch namespace habe ich mit 0 und 6 probiert.--Sanandros (talk) 11:32, 4 August 2017 (UTC)

usualsuspects fatal error reportEdit

Hi. I'm sorry but I do not have a bitbucket account :(

When I tried to use I got this:

Warning: parse_ini_file(/data/project// failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /data/project/magnustools/public_html/php/common.php on line 57

Warning: mysqli::mysqli(): (HY000/1045): Access denied for user ''@'' (using password: NO) in /data/project/magnustools/public_html/php/common.php on line 126
Accessing image data for commons.wikimedia, category "Media requiring renaming - rationale 1"...
Fatal error: Call to a member function real_escape_string() on boolean in /data/project/magnustools/public_html/php/common.php on line 140

Regards, —MarcoAurelio 11:08, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

Cropping approvedEdit

Hello! Your request to crop File:Kazan 2015 - Victory Ceremony 200m breaststroke W.JPG has approved and the cropped file is File:Kazan 2015 - Victory Ceremony 200m breaststroke W - Shi Jinglin.JPG. — Voltmetro (ex. Chan-Fan) 00:06, 10 August 2017 (UTC)

CommonsDelinker temporary shutdownEdit

FYI: INC abusively delete over a thousand images. To prevent delinker from processing these images, Matiia has temporary locked the bot account and bd808 disabled its crontab. --Zhuyifei1999 (talk) 05:57, 11 August 2017 (UTC)

Multiple selectionEdit

Hi. I think it would be a great improvement for tools like flickr2commons, petscan, and maybe other if they will allow users to do multiple selection via Shift+click [to start/end selection] in the list of items (frequently thousands) shown on result page. For F2C this is especially useful - users might want to exclude directly any potential FOP-problematic images or any other unwanted images. They are frequently consecutive and a multiple selection feature would be very helpful. But F2C has also another problem - working on big sets of images may cause some troubles sometimes; besides the missing multiple selection feature, if from a large set of images many already were transferred to Commons, currently they anyway are shown on result page and this makes it harder to do a good selection work, reviewing better the images which can be transferred.[5] XXN, 19:54, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

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