User talk:Magog the Ogre

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Magog the Ogre is taking it easy these days, and might not respond immediately.

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Maps of conflictsEdit

  • Northern section of Stalingrad battle.png
  • 272 Regiment battles area.jpg
  • 271 regemento servolokoj.png
  • 270 regemento servolokoj.jpg.png --P.Fisxo (talk) 03:46, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
@P.Fisxo: what? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 04:43, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
  • Google translate helps me. I saw your interest in maps of conflicts. --P.Fisxo (talk) 10:11, 15 September 2016 (UTC)
@P.Fisxo: I'm sorry, I can't create maps. But they have a really good workshop on German Wikipedia: de:Wikipedia:Kartenwerkstatt/Kartenwünsche. I recommend you ask there. I'm sure someone will know Russian. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:15, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Milano Pablo's backEdit

Here's a couple new ones for whenever you have time to run a quick check:

These two might be it, but you never know. On the bright side, I haven't seen Jermboy27 in quite a while... INeverCry 08:03, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

@INeverCry: two sleepers found: Pablojaviermilano91, Pmilano2016. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:11, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Logo copyviosEdit

Hello Magog,

Apparently some of my recent uploads were deemed to be copyright violations, and I've now got a 'last warning'. I'm somewhat surprised, because I regarded all of them to be too simple to be "original/creative" and thus PD. I followed the rules outlined in Commons:Licensing#Simple design, namely: 'Commons accepts images of text in a general typeface and of simple geometric shapes, even if it happens to be a recent trademarked logo, on the grounds that such an image is not sufficiently creative to attract copyright protection.[1] Such images should be tagged with {{PD-ineligible}} or one of the list of more specific tags for this kind of works (e.g. {{PD-textlogo}} for simple logos).' I did all that. It was never my intention to violate any copyright; I know that too complex media require an OTRS request, which I've carried out for many files in the past. I've contacted people who represent the organisations of these logos, they've granted me permission, but if you want that certified, I'll try to OTRS all of them. This may take some more time though (quite often people don't understand why or how OTRS works, and I just upload the logo if I think it's probably PD). Greetings, Nederlandse Leeuw (talk) 20:09, 17 September 2016 (UTC)

@Nederlandse Leeuw: please take a look at what constitutes a simple logo and/or typeface at Commons:Threshold of originality. You will notice the standard differs quite a lot between country; you will also notice that the Netherlands has a low threshold.
Most of the logos you uploaded would be considered copyrightable in almost every country, save perhaps Germany, which has the highest threshold. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 04:12, 18 September 2016 (UTC)


These files regarding the appropriate license mode  Done--Solider 16IQ (talk) 03:25, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

License for fileEdit

Dear @Magog the Ogre. This is regarding my recent upload File:सरस्वतीकण्ठाभरणं‌(व्याकरणम्)-भागः-३.pdf. This is work is more than 70 years old and I believe I need to use PD-old-70 licensing tag. However, I was not sure where and how to include this tag. Your guidance in this regard will be helpful. Thanks and Regards, --Shivaram ac (talk) 03:42, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

@Shivaram ac: we don't know the author died 70 years ago for sure though, right? {{PD-old-70}} implies the author died 70 years ago, which we're not sure about. So the work isn't public domain in some countries which treat anonymous works differently. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:51, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

MPJ sockEdit

Here's one from today: Milanopablogj5. INeverCry 00:34, 22 September 2016 (UTC)


Hey Magog, this user seems to not understand the Commons policy regarding categories for pages. I've tried to discuss it with the user a bit on their talk page, but I think that an admin should step in and explain. Could you please help out? - Bossanoven (talk) 11:28, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

@Bossanoven: please take the request to COM:ANU. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:47, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

File:Many Karelias.pngEdit

Ingria should not be included in the Karelian regions. It has never been regarded as belonging to Karelia. This map [1] is correct but with German text. See also Estonian Wikipedia on "Karjala" [2]. If you wish to discuss the issue, you'll find my user page under English Wiktionary. With best regards, --Hekaheka (talk) 04:58, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

@Hekaheka: I have no idea why you're talking about this with me. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:33, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
It's because OgreBot seems to have uploaded the file into Wikimedia Commons [3]. As I'm unfamiliar with Commons, I assumed that you are the author. On the second look, it seems that the author is JNiemenmaa, but he has been inactive since 2009. I would edit the pic myself, but I'm lacking both the skills and tools. I guess I'll bring the issue to the Tea Room of Finnish Wikipedia to see if anyone there picks up the task. Another issue is that once the map has been edited, the erroneous version should be removed from Commons. What's the procedure for that? --Hekaheka (talk) 04:21, 27 September 2016 (UTC)
@Hekaheka: my bot only copied the images from Wikipedia. If you want help with an image, I recommend Commons:Graphic Lab/Map workshop or any of its Wikipedia equivalents. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:58, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Block user: 2602:306:3357:BA0:7D51:C9C0:560E:61C 23:01, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

@2602:306:3357:BA0:7D51:C9C0:560E:61C Why? What has this user done wrong? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:06, 29 September 2016 (UTC)
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