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Request not to deleteEdit

why did you nominate my file to be deleted I'm the one who created this work it's mine

Image needed to be deleted (2)Edit

Hi, Magog. I'd like you to delete this file I uploaded wrong image. This image is under fairuse licence. My regards.--JJGimnazija (talk) 03 June, 2017

.NET Framework 3.0 (PDF).pdfEdit

Hi! I have Created a pdf book File: that has been requested for deletion, since there are some issues with copyright I think it should better to that file to be deleted Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:16, 10 June 2017 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Medo161 (talk • contribs) 13:36, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

How do you create Senate Election Maps?Edit

Hi! How do you create Senate Election Maps? I want to know because I need maps for let's say something of a alternative history of U.S. Politics. Do you use specific tool for creating them? Or you just color up the counties by yourself? If by yourself you have some sort of tutorial? I hope I'm not asking too much. Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 12:52, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

I have a custom-written PHP script, which I built from the bottom up, including even much of the map. I scrape the data from publicly available sources. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:26, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
Hi Magog, and thank you for your response, but is there a way to create a map like that with different PHP script or it's only your version of the script works that way? I'm assuming all I can do is to color them myself. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2A01:110F:C61:EC00:E1:58C1:7A34:573C (talk) 10:50, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
You could edit this map by hand: File:USA location map - counties.svg. It is basically the map I use to create my maps. Is that what you're looking for? I'm sorry but it feels like we're talking past each other. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:15, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
Hi, and thanks for your response and to politely say, no it's not what I was looking for I meant as in those senate maps right? It's about those colors filled in counties, these blue and red shades, how do you do it? Can I somehow do it for example this with one: File:Kentucky_Senate_Election_Results_by_County,_2014.svg And to answer the confusion you might feel after reading my another question is that I'm from Poland so you know different time zone and etc. and my English is not the most perfect one, but I hope you will understand me? Anyways, thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2A01:110F:C61:EC00:3809:D43:FB30:B5C4 (talk) 15:14, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
I wrote a custom program which I have not shared with anyone else. So either you would have to figure out a way to do it on your own, or, depending on what you're asking, I might consider doing it for you. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:07, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
Oh, then nevermind because I would need a lot of these maps. But thank you very much P.S I'm was the anonymous person before. But I another question, do you is there any PHP script that similar to yours but broadly accessible? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Go6thGA (talk • contribs) 06:36, 16 June 2017 (UTC)
But I another question, do you is there any PHP script that similar to yours but broadly accessible? —Preceding unsigned comment was added by 2a01:110f:c61:ec00:24a4:fc01:fa04:d854 (talk) 10:22, 20 June 2017 (UTC)
Not that I know of. The open-source technology is slowly improving; there was absolutely nothing when I first created it, and unfortunately, I suck at creating tools which are useful for lots of purposes instead of just one. User:Mr. Matté might be able to help with that. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 04:28, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

@Go6thGA: For the county ones like MtO makes, I just copy the map and manually shade in the colors in Inkscape based on a quick calculation. For the more complex ones I create (which are pretty much the NJ municipal graduated maps), I download a shapefile of municipalities from the US Census's TIGER data, use QGIS to create the shading based on the winner's percentage, and then export to .svg and clean it up in Inkscape. —Mr. Matté - En. 'pedia talk 16:59, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Fair Use image to be deletedEdit

Hi, Magog. Please delete File:Col'Cacchio-logo.JPG. This is a fair use image which I uploaded before I understood that Wikimedia Commons does not accept fair use content. Regards --Ossewa (talk) 09:52, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

@Ossewa: it looks ok to me, because it is below the threshold of originality. From my understanding, the home country, Italy, requires more creativity than simple typefaces to be copyrighted. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:25, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
Hi Magog, thank you for the response. Only thing is the home country is South Africa, not Italy. This restaurant group was started in South Africa in 1992. I could not find much about threshold of originality for South Africa on Wikipedia, so I searched furhter, and all the sources that I can find states that the level of originality required for copyright protection in the South Africa is very low, similar to that of the United Kingdom, it stems from the English influence on our copyright law. See for example: Determining originality in creative literary works by Sunelle Geyer, submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR LEGUM at the University of Pretoria, 2006. Kindly reconsider this based on this information. Regards, Ossewa (talk) 07:31, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
@Ossewa: oh right, my bad. I've nominated for deletion through the normal process. We should bring up your research at Commons talk:Threshold of originality so we can add a section on South Africa. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:06, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Formation signs - ineligibleEdit

I recently uploaded a number of 'simple shape' formation signs, Australian, Canadian and British, which were tagged as ineligible. Can you tell me why, and is there a solution to this? The 'Insignia' tag perhaps? There does not seem to be an equivalent 'PD-UKGov' for Australia and Canada (or I haven't found them).Usedtoknowthat (talk) 17:35, 13 June 2017 (UTC)

Apologies, I wasn't looking hard enough. 'PD-Australia', 'PD-Canada' and 'PD-South Africa' would seem to cover these signs (government author (military) 50 years since published). If not please tell me.Usedtoknowthat (talk) 20:26, 13 June 2017 (UTC)
@Usedtoknowthat: I'm not sure which files you're referring to. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:22, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
Apologies again, '3rd SA div.svg', '6th Canadian Division (CAPF).svg', '9th aus inf div (2).svg' (the last as an example of the 10 Australian signs).Usedtoknowthat (talk) 15:37, 14 June 2017 (UTC)
@Usedtoknowthat: while the threshold of originality is extremely low in Australia and South Africa, this probably can't be copyrighted there. It's the simplest of shapes, and I presume you drew them. I would apply the tag {{PD-simple}} to these. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:16, 15 June 2017 (UTC)
Cheers, (more editing though, I got ahead of myself and applied the national PDs).Usedtoknowthat (talk) 15:21, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

About an image I created long time ago...Edit

Hi, Magog. Once time I created a Konami Arcade championship 2012 logo in .svg. months later, it was deleted because supposely that it was a logo with too much details. I'm not sure about that, so I decided to ask you. The picture looked like this (Please ignore the back ground, because a just made the logo without the white border). Can I upload that again? I still have the file in my desktop, and I want to know if it really infringes copyright and how can modify it. My regards.--VictorPines (talk) 06:54, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

@VictorPines: I'm not sure what is background and what is, but even the simpler interpretation says "probably not." Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:03, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

Owner doubtEdit

I'm having trouble believing that both of the files contributed by MCollins1955 are that users own work. I don't know how to work the "AfD" system here at Commons.--Georgia Army Vet Contribs Talk 20:52, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

@Gaarmyve: There is a link in the toolbox titled "Nominate for Deletion." The interface is intuitive, so you should have no problems. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:32, 19 June 2017 (UTC)


Hi Magog. INeverCry has told me I should report this person's socks to you. Daphne Lantier 19:14, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

  Done Lol. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:28, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

What's in a name? :)Edit

I was trying to upload a lobby card for the 1927 film Hard Boiled Haggerty. I ended up with this title File:1927 lobby card.jpg because the blacklist doesn't like "Hard Boiled" or "Haggerty"' Could you please move the file to "File:Hard Boiled Haggerty lobby card.jpg"? This was my first choice when the blacklist said no. ;) Thanks, We hope (talk) 21:34, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

  Done I'm no Magog, but I was around...   Daphne Lantier 22:15, 21 June 2017 (UTC)
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