User talk:Magog the Ogre

Correction of LicenseEdit

Hi Magog, Have I completed the license correctly? for [File:Photo of John F.Kennedy in New York City, two weeks before the election in November 1960.jpg] --Koheli (talk) 15:54, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

@Koheli: Did you do due diligence to ensure that the photograph wasn't taken by a third party and included from there? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 19:45, 13 September 2015 (UTC)
@Magog the Ogre Yes, it is even visible on the actual photo the credit to George Vlasto (photographer)(deceased)--Koheli (talk) 16:37, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

PD ineligible?Edit

I noticed a few of my uploads being (I assume automatically) added to the PD ineligible page. What exactly does this mean? Is it simply a list of uploads you or some other experienced Wikimedian (please tell me that's a word) wants to check up on? Maplestrip (talk) 12:20, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

@Maplestrip: it means that you or another user added a template which adds the file to Category:PD ineligible. For example, {{PD-textlogo}}. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:58, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
Oh, haha. I was worried because I thought the title meant "public domain ineligible," as in ineligible to put into the public domain. Thanks for the reply :) Maplestrip (talk) 05:38, 22 September 2015 (UTC)


Hi, please be so kind as to explain the nature of the machine readable license you added to this linked image. Is there somewhere where I can read it? Saffron Blaze (talk) 23:29, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

@Saffron Blaze: there are bots which try to determine which files do not have a license. This is important because unlicensed files should be deleted. See Category:Files with no machine-readable license and also User:OgreBot/Notable uploads/2015 September 20. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:34, 21 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, that was helpful. Does the template tell anything about the license itself? I noted the code mentioned "attribution". Saffron Blaze (talk) 04:06, 21 September 2015 (UTC)
@Saffron Blaze: the files you've uploaded are automatically added to the hidden category Attribution. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:50, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
I read the description of the category and it speaks of only one restriction, whereas the license I applied actually references several restrictions and/or expectations. Could it not be misconstrued that this is either dual licensed or indeed only has the one restriction? Saffron Blaze (talk) 16:41, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
@Saffron Blaze: maybe you could create your own like Category:Copyrighted by Saffron Blaze? Or maybe just pickup on Category:Copyrighted free use provided that? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:34, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

red highlight area on wikimedia map does not match description on wikipedia pageEdit

Hello, Page,_Washington,_D.C. describes the geographic boundaries of Sursum Corda, while the red highlight area on does not match. If the wikipedia boundary explanation is correct then the red highlight area needs expanded to the west to touch New Jersey Avenue. If the existing red highlight area which is bounded on the west by 1st st NW is correct, then the wikipedia boundary explanation is incorrect. Thank you for your attention. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jezebelithaca (talk • contribs) 02:43, September 22, 2015‎ (UTC)

@Jezebelithaca: I will leave a note with the creator of the map asking for a fix. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:01, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Copyright ViolationsEdit

Hi, I have received a warning recently from you to stop uploading content that is copyrighted, but the posters i used for all the articles i have been editing are very low resolution and they are just to provide a visual to the article and in wikipedia many movie posters and few personalities posters are represented in the same way. I would love to know what was the mistake with mine. I loved the way wikipedia is useful to all the people so i want to edit and make few pages that are known to me, and i find it very difficult with these warnings. I apologize if my tone sounds a little harsh, i am used to it like this. I would love to hear from you.

Thank You — Preceding unsigned comment added by Trulypradeep (talk • contribs) 11:14, September 23, 2015‎ (UTC)

@Trulypradeep: the legal term for what you are describing is "fair use." Wikipedia does allow fair use. Wikimedia Commons does not allow fair use. You will need to upload the images to Wikipedia. Let me know if you need help uploading them to Wikipedia, as the process there can be daunting for new users. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:08, 24 September 2015 (UTC)
@Thank you Magog — Preceding unsigned comment added by Trulypradeep (talk • contribs) 16:53, September 24, 2015‎ (UTC)
@Trulypradeep: You're welcome! Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:35, 25 September 2015 (UTC)


I have commented on the closure of the Commons:Deletion requests/Template:PD-NYCGov at User talk:Yann#Opinions are not facts. You may be interested. Secondarywaltz (talk) 13:59, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

@Secondarywaltz: I disagreed with Yann and I told him that (see Special:PermanentLink/173035277#Template:PD-NYCGov). He said I needed to mark all the images, which I did (although I forgot to include them on the page, which was definitely my fault). He told me that DR was the wrong venue, which is wrong in my opinion (neither of the two of the three people in favor of keep who asked me to bring it to VP did so themselves). I plan to renominate and post a note linking to the DR at COM:VPC, which I feel is a fair solution to all. But feel free to do so yourself first. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:04, 24 September 2015 (UTC)
The reason I am posting here is because I do not know the process required - and it is so obviously incorrect. Thanks. Secondarywaltz (talk) 00:08, 24 September 2015 (UTC)
OK, I'll handle it from here. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:11, 24 September 2015 (UTC)


Hi. Can you delete these files please?--Rapsar (talk) 08:20, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

@Rapsar: ✓ Done Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:22, 30 September 2015 (UTC)


Hi! I see you've blocked this user for copyright violations. Two things: I don't know how things are done round here, but it looks to me as if most or all of his/her uploads are unambiguous copyright violations, from the sources given, and perhaps should be speedy-deleted as such. Secondly, I've had zero success communicating with this editor, and suspect this may be because of poor understanding of English; do you have someone here who could try communicating in Portuguese? It would be good if permission could be obtained for some of those images; this is probably a well-informed or expert editor, a shame if he/she were lost simply because of a language problem. Regards, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 21:23, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

@Justlettersandnumbers: not really. Users who come onto the project and promptly break our rules and ignore all messages are a dime a dozen. Competence is required to work on this project, and this user ignored a bunch of messages in his native language on his talk page. And that's the polite assumption; the impolite one is that this user knows precisely what he is doing and was pretending not to understand while hoping the problem would go away.
I appreciate your assumption of good faith, but I guess I've been at this too long, and I know you can't fix stupid. It's unlikely that any messages in the user's native language will help him be a positive contributor. But be my guest if you'd like to find someone. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:37, 26 September 2015 (UTC)
Fair enough; thank you. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 09:49, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
@Justlettersandnumbers: thanks for putting up with my downer attitude so politely. Face-wink.svg Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 18:18, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Fancy QR Codes authorEdit

Hi there. I have found these cool-looking QR Codes (this: and this: I'm especialy interested in this one: . Any chances, you can help me tracking the source / original author of this work or let me know, how should I attribute this image (when using it outside Commons), if Commons' author page is blank? Thanks you! Trejder (talk) 09:11, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

@Trejder: technically, you should be able to just follow the license the uploader provided. But I am skeptical that s/he is in fact the author. I've nominated four of the five images for deletion. I would definitely not use those outside Commons if I were in your shoes. As for attribution, it's usually best to just use whatever the uploader initially specified. In this case, s/he simply gave his/her username and a link to his/her page on Commons. I would follow that format with a link back to the original image for licensing details. If it is in print, a statement along the lines of "Image by User 'General Info' at Wikimedia Commons, CC-BY-SA-3.0".
Standard disclaimer: This should by no means be construed as legal advice, as I am not a lawyer, except for maybe of the armchair variety. I am just telling you what I would do if I were in your situation and you are at your own risk if you're dumb enough to follow it. Please don't sue me. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 18:41, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
@Trejder: I just realized I failed to answer half of your question. The images come from a few sources; it's unclear to me if the user was uploading work s/he was contracted for or is just an amateur. I found some other amateur links here. You might consider getting in touch with one of them and asking for them to do something for you. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 18:46, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Added license to recent uploaded photoEdit

Sir, I recently added license to my recent uploaded photo named- Hajipur Picture September 2015.jpg, Upload date= Sep 27, Plz Checkout this photo, so I believe that this picture is free from any deletion warning, Thank you! SmTkMrVrA (talk) 10:10, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

@SmTkMrVrA: yes it is fine now. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:13, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Image without licenseEdit

Hi. You could check this photo ?. That I think there is no proof that the author or copyright owner agrees with the assigned license. Image is property of Miss Venezuela Organization, is not to own work. Thanks.Ecprpageantnewss (talk) 03:40, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

@Ecprpageantnewss: ✓ Done Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 04:10, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

Bitmap vs vector without misspelling.svgEdit

Best is to rfeplace original buggy image Bitmap vs vector.svg. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Frank Klemm (talk • contribs) 10:23, October 3, 2015‎ (UTC)

@Frank Klemm: ??? Do you need a German speaker? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 16:20, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

Эрих Мария РеМарк (in Russian Wikipedia)Edit

Hello, Magog the Ogre! Thank You for the Deletion of the file Remark.jpg. Повелитель Звёзд (talk) 07:52, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

About photo " buste du Général DELFINO "Edit

Hello, I have not used Wikimeda since long . Could you help me ? I do not know how to put a license. The picture has been made by Mihèle Mayer wife of the sculptor and President of the Assocation l'oeuvre de Marcel Mayer. She fully agrees to put the picture and can give written authorisation . Thanks in advance and I hope you can read my message . Amazone 48

Photo du buste Général DELFINO other pictures of Marcel Mayer's workEdit

I forgot to say that I have put all the pictures of the page Wikipedia " Marcel Mayer" and have had authorisation to do so from Wiki . Amazone 48

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