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Regarding Copyright Violations

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)

Correction of License

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)


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.   Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 18:18, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Fancy QR Codes author

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)


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)

Added license to recent uploaded photo

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)

Bitmap vs vector without misspelling.svg

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)

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

@Повелитель Звёзд: you're welcome. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 17:40, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

File upload cleanup

Your bot just have made the following edit to the file I uploaded seven years ago: [1]. Could you please have a look. Thanks.--Ymblanter (talk) 04:20, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

It's in the FAQ. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:09, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. Just wanted to make sure it was intended.--Ymblanter (talk) 23:41, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Image without license

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)
Hi Magog, The user created a fake account and continues to add the photo is not licensed look here. Ecprpageantnewss (talk) 22:42, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
@Ecprpageantnewss: thanks and please continue to watch it for me. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:22, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

User:Mai-Sachme/South Tyrol

Hey Magog, your bot hasn't updated the gallery for the last three days. Since the OgreBot seems to work elsewhere, I wanted to inform you that there might be a problem. Cheers, --Mai-Sachme (talk) 06:35, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

@Mai-Sachme: it is working fine. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 21:53, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
Hm, but the gallery hasn't been updated for the fourth day in a row now. That has never happened so far. For example, File:St Vigil Virgl Bozen.JPG has been uploaded yesterday, but is missing in the gallery. Something is really not working. --Mai-Sachme (talk) 05:46, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
@Mai-Sachme: that file is not in a subcategory of Category:Province of South Tyrol. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 16:58, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
Someone moved the Category:Province of South Tyrol to Category:South Tyrol. Likely this s causing the problem? --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:15, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
Oh yeah, that must be the problem. --Mai-Sachme (talk) 21:27, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
I guess, Category:Province of South Tyrol should be exchanged with Category:South Tyrol here. --Mai-Sachme (talk) 09:56, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

Lei de Charles animada

Hello. The image is from NASA, I have just translated it. Vitorzx96 (talk) 10:32, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

@Vitorzx96: OK? That doesn't address the tag that I left on your page. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:03, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
@Vitorzx96: Sorry, let me try again but with a less unnecessary attitude: every image on Commons requires a template license like this. You can find the root list of licenses at Category:License tags. If you ever have any questions, the best place to ask is at COM:HD if you are good enough in English. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:28, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

Re:Copyright status: File:Rifugio Piero Garelli Marguareis.jpg

Thanks for your message! I forgot the templatre for licence and the categories for some files uploaded yesterday. --Marco 17:03, 13 October 2015 (UTC)

@Marco Plassio: You're welcome. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:23, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

Unflagged bot

Any way you can put a temporary block on User:TohaomgBot? It's filling up recent changes. Jeff 01:04, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

  • Muchas gracias mi amigo.   Jeff 01:23, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

The French shipping company CMA CGM has changed its logo some time ago. I have managed to update the logo in the English version of the page: with the official logo (suppplied by CMA CGM communication department) I have the original EPS version.

However when I try to edit the French page it refers to a file which I cannot update and is also used on other pages (German page)

Can you update this file so that the change is taken to all language pages that use it.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Tim baker (talk • contribs) 08:50, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
@Tim baker:   Done Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:00, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the fix Magog the Ogre. There is still one page that uses the old logo. The Slovenian one and again I don't know how to change this one or how to contact Paul28 who seems to be the contributor behind this.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Tim baker (talk • contribs) 12:18, 15 October 2015 (UTC)
@Tim baker: I changed it. Usually all you have to do is update the file link like this. If it becomes more difficult you can ask for help. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:26, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

Evgeniy Stasenko pictures

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— Preceding unsigned comment added by Simplyredhead (talk • contribs) 14:45, 15 October 2015 (UTC)
  Done (talk page stalker) Storkk (talk) 16:42, 15 October 2015 (UTC)

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Hola, Magog.

Espero que estés bien, yo nuevamente a molestarte (risas), en esta ocasión es para decirte que, me puse en contacto con el fotógrafo del cantante estadounidense Shamir a través del correo electrónico (gmail), él y Shamir aceptaron que se publicaran sus fotos en Wikiimedia Commons, me lo dijo en el correo, ¿cómo hago para que esas imágenes de Shamir sean subidas a Commons sin ningún problema? Yo tengo el correo electrónico donde lo certifican, donde además adjuntó una imagen ¿te lo paso mediante OTRS? C. Jonel [talk] 13:39, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

@C. Jonel: debes enviar los coreos a OTRS de acuerdo con las instrucciones en Commons:Modelos de mensajes. ¿Esto es claro? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 04:38, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
Estuvimos hablando por correo electrónico, pero sin ninguno de los modelos de mensaje, ahí le pregunto si está de acuerdo en cambiar la licencia, él y el artista aceptaron, y adjuntó otra imagen. Las que le solicité no las puedo descargar para subirla a Commons, están en Instagram ¿cómo hago para descargarlas? C. Jonel [talk] 04:48, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
¿Estuvieron de acuerdo con una licencia específica? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 04:51, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
Sí, bajo la licencia CC-BY-SA (Attribution Share Alike). Pero no las puedo descargar para subirlas a Commons. Él usuario además adjuntó otra imagen al correo. Yo envié nuestra conversación a OTRRS, donde le pregunto acerca de la licencia y él me responde aceptando. C. Jonel [talk] 05:01, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
@C. Jonel: Bueno. ¿Con qué necesitas la ayuda? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 13:04, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Descargando las imágenes de Instagram:

Para que puedan ser subidas a Commons y ser verificadas mediante OTRS.C. Jonel [talk] 13:10, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

@C. Jonel:[2] [3]. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 13:20, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
Ya las subí, Shamir 1 y Shamir 2. ¿Puedes verificarlas? Ayer solo subí a esta, porque a las que acabo de subir no las pude descargar de Instagram. El nombre del correo es Shamir / Wikipedia. --C. Jonel [talk] 14:11, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
@C. Jonel:   Done Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:14, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

File:Siensheim_Agri_Historica_2015_-_Bautz_120C.JPG und andern

  • schlecht: {[user:Zwiadowca21/template}} - > {[user:Zwiadowca21/template
  • gut: {[user:Zwiadowca21/template}} - > {{user:Zwiadowca21/template}}

Zwiadowca 21 07:51, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

@Zwiadowca21: thanks for the note. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:15, 20 October 2015 (UTC)


That is not my file, why are you telling me is nominated for deletion? Béria L. Rodríguez msg 11:48, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

@Beria: all uploaders are automatically tagged by the deletion script which the site uses. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:14, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Response to your question

Allow me to respond to you here as it is a little more private. The regular editors don’t like me because I make rules & enforce them. I don’t want them to hate me even more because I make SPI, 1RR, etc. reports. About a couple of dozen barnstars were handed for work on that article since its creation. Not one of them went to me… which tells you something. Managing the article has been a continual uphill battle… Having to deal with naysayers, POV pushers and incompetent editors… I just want us to respect Wikipedia rules and produce a quality product that is up to Wikipedia standards. But it seems like almost everyone else around me has his own different agenda… I want to spend my time looking for sources and making useful edits… But I often end up wasting my time having to correct other editors mistakes, revert their POV pushing, read their silly messages and drama, write to them trying to convince them of the obvious, and do administrative work relating to SPI, ANI, 1RR, etc… I would appreciate it if you could delete my paragraph after reading it. Tradediatalk 02:13, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

@Tradedia: Well, I am pleasantly surprised to receive a compelling answer. Thanks. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 21:56, 22 October 2015 (UTC)


Hola Magog the Ogre, me gustaría saber que hacer, en caso de poseer una imagen de un artista, ya sea en caratulas de discos, o en artículos periodísticos.

Las imágenes subidas provienen de fuentes propias, pero se etiquetaron como plagio, o violación de derechos, ¿Que puedo hacer entonces?

Espero respuesta, gracias --Juandax (talk) 19:02, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

@Juandax: ¿Recibiste una autorización del artista, o puedes recibirla? Si no, es el plagio, y no se puede subir a Commons. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:03, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

About photo " buste du Général DELFINO "

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

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Amazone 48 (talk • contribs) 10:28, October 4, 2015‎ (UTC)

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

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Amazone 48 (talk • contribs) 10:28, October 4, 2015‎ (UTC)

I have left a new message on my page . I used to find help on Wiki... But things seem to have changed since all those years...Please note that I am french and would like help in my own language. You might be interested to know about General Delfino (whose historical portrait bust you have deleted): he was a great french hero during World War 2 . --amazone 48 (talk) 16:28, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

I have tried ma old contacts and the Bistro as well as another space but it seems hopeless ... Better not try to participate anymore ?--amazone 48 (talk) 16:32, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

@Amazone 48: I'm sorry I wasn't seeing your posts because you didn't indent them. Was your issue resolved? Also, please read the note at the top of my talk page where I ask that people don't have the same conversation in multiple places. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 20:34, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

¿Violan los derechos de autor?

Hola, Magog.

Leyendo acerca de Fetty Wap en enwiki, vi esta imagen, que aparentemente viola los derechos de autor. Es una captura de un vídeo en Youtue, supuestamente bajo la licencia Creative Commons CC-BY, pero no la veo por ningún lado. ¿Puedes verificar si es cierto?

También estas por favor: Katy 1, Katy 2 y Katy 3. Saludos. --C. Jonel [talk] 17:24, 25 October 2015 (UTC)
@C. Jonel: por favor, marca los copyvios con una plantilla para que los borre un bibliotecario. Si no estás seguro, puedes nominarlos al borrado.
El video sí dice Creative Commons en la descripción. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 20:40, 25 October 2015 (UTC)
@C. Jonel: quiero añadir otra cosita: de ninguna manera estabas molestándome. Sólo pienso que tendrás una mejor y más rápida respuesta si aprendes a marcar los archivos así. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:40, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
Tranquilo, Magog (risas), no te preocupes. Lo que pasa es que estoy a través del celular y la función de marcar para eliminar que está en la barra izquierda no me aparece. Yo sé formularla, pero no he estado en casa. :) C. Jonel [talk] 17:24, 27 October 2015 (UTC)


For some reason, the Branchmapper seems to be unable to parse all of my N coordinates, but is able to parse my W coordinates. - Presidentman (talk · contribs) Wikipedia Random Picture of the Day 18:12, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

@Presidentman: can you give me an example of a coordinate you used? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:43, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
13°31’13.5804"N 144°49’4.0332"E - Presidentman (talk · contribs) Wikipedia Random Picture of the Day 02:01, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
@Presidentman: there is a control character hiding after your apostrophes. I will work on fixing it, but in the meantime try deleting the apostrophe and typing it by hand and you'll see it works. Also, by all means let me know how it goes, as I just made it public, and I'm looking for constructive criticism on what is confusing, what isn't working, etc. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs)
That fixed the problem. Thanks! - Presidentman (talk · contribs) Wikipedia Random Picture of the Day 13:10, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
One problem that I discovered was that you list the Guam map as being supported, but when I enter a location in Guam it says "No map rendered". - Presidentman (talk · contribs) Wikipedia Random Picture of the Day 20:10, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
@Presidentman Try again. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:09, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
Fixed! - Presidentman (talk · contribs) Wikipedia Random Picture of the Day 15:54, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Sockpuppets of WPK~commonswiki

Hello and thank you for finding one more of his sock puppets. This user looks very suspicious too. Sincerely--Kwasura (talk) 15:11, 27 October 2015 (UTC),

@Kwasura: please make future requests at COM:RFCU. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:38, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

scn Main Page

Hi Magog the Ogre,

I wrote a message here but nobody answered me neither did any action to help me.

I have seen you are an administrator on Commons, please could you help me?

Please let me know using the Talkback template on my talk page.

Thanks in advance

Best regards

--Sarvaturi (talk) 22:33, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

@Sarvaturi: it's complicated so it might take me a day or two. I will get it if no one else does first. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:50, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
Hi Magog the Ogre, I thank you for your answer. For the moment nobody modified the template and nobody has done the moving. Please could you do it? I thank you in advance for your help. Best regards. --Sarvaturi (talk) 21:01, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
I left a note asking for help from an Italian speaker. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:53, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi Magog the Ogre

I am very thankful that you helped me yesterday (moving the Main page in Sicilian).

These weeks I have been translating in Sicilian several pages (guidelines, etc.) in order to eliminate red links on the Main page in Sicilian.

I keep translating other pages.

Have a great day!

Best regards

--Sarvaturi (talk) 11:23, 31 October 2015 (UTC) :)

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Hi Magog. Could you please have a look at this edit (and 17 similar ones)? --Leyo 11:53, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

It is adding a source field to the {{Information}} tag, which was missing one. The bot cannot tell that someone accidentally left out brackets. For that matter, neither can MediaWiki. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 15:44, 11 October 2015 (UTC)
Well, it was there before, but just not recognized by MediaWiki. It is actually quite common that the missing bracket is at that position:
|Description={<any lang code>|
--Leyo 17:35, 11 October 2015 (UTC)
Is it? Do you have any examples other than this batch of uploads? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:04, 12 October 2015 (UTC)
I would need to dig into my contribs. :-( I will rather keep an eye on new images in the maintenance category. --Leyo 16:27, 13 October 2015 (UTC)
@Leyo: please do. If it's common enough, I can add a fix for it. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:02, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
One new occurrence: Special:Diff/176304964 --Leyo 00:16, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
@Leyo: FYI, I am working on this, but I'm doing it with my next "release." Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:32, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

POV pushing/edit warring on certain nationalist topics

Hi there. I was reviewing some of the Golan Heights and Israel/Palestine images and noticed that a lot of these have over the years come under attack by nationalist editors rewriting descriptions and adding/removing categories in line with their POV - in particular a problem user named "Supreme Deliciousness" (you remember from the enwiki AE case a while back?) expunging mentions of "Israel" from all Golan Heights files and also from uploads by user "Gilabrand" (herself a known problem editor) in cahoots with another user, "Nableezy".

In some cases, these changes modified the descriptions imported from the external sources without discussion - is that considered appropriate? Some of the problem category removals were lame in the extreme, like this removal.

Would you and the project object if I want through and restored some of the original descriptions and categories? I intend to give precendence either to the original author's description, or that imported from the external source. AnotherNewAccount (talk) 19:00, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

@AnotherNewAccount: please make a post to COM:AN/U. If you ping me in your post, I promise I will back you up 100%. I cannot block him because I am too involved in the subject; I did so before and it was a poor judgment call on my part. But please be prepared to use your primary account or providing a really convincing for not doing so, as sockpuppets making such complaints comes across as dishonest and hypocritical. I don't like drama either, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:26, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
Just thought I'd clarify that there isn't any current issues, just a plan to fix those caused by historic warring; the problem editors have actually not edited here for several months and I don't plan to file any reports. What is the policy on changing imported descriptions? Things would be much easier if there was a presumption in favour of keeping the author's own description unmodified. AnotherNewAccount (talk) 01:17, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
@AnotherNewAccount: There is no policy. But we hate edit wars and we don't want them imported to here for any reason. People who do so get put on the very very naughty list. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs)
That's okay. I wonder if we could create a template that says something like, "This description was provided by the original author of the work. It may be biased, inaccurate or misleading. However, please do not change it without prior discussion on the talk page."
I wouldn't use it everywhere, just on files that may attract unwarranted attention from users with an agenda. Perhaps a bot could watch those articles and draw up a regular report of descriptions (and categories) that get changed? AnotherNewAccount (talk) 01:52, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
@AnotherNewAccount: I don't think that will work. Far more harm than good will come of it. See COM:OWN. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:27, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
But what will work is reporting blatant POV pushers to COM:ANU on a case by case basis. That's just not cool.   Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 11:59, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
Fair enough. I've had a good look through, and I think I'll let most of the "Israel" removals slide; he's mostly been through User:Jakednb's uploads, and that user doesn't seem to be too upset about the changes. Also most of the category changes are sound - per the policy to use categories that are as specific as possible. So I'll concentrate on restoring original imported descriptions as appropriate, and reversing the worst category removals - there really aren't too many, actually - maybe thirty in total. AnotherNewAccount (talk) 21:07, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
By the way, I saw that File:Sternbergia clusiana3.JPG had been overwritten by a later upload, which presumably was a mistake. (Sorry, I don't know how to fix it.) AnotherNewAccount (talk) 21:10, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
@AnotherNewAccount: I history split it. It's been around long enough that the new image should probably stay at its current location. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:50, 5 November 2015 (UTC)


Here he is at Special:Contributions/ I'll bet you he's the only IP editor you'd see in a check on I used to keep 6 soft /16 blocks going at a time to lock him out of Commons. It worked for the year or so I was a CU. I never saw any other IP editors on his ranges, and never got a complaint, except one from JB27 himself...   INeverCry 05:16, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

@INeverCry:   Done Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:43, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Instagram nuevamente

Hola, Magog.

Necesito nuevamente una ayuda con dos imágenes de Instagram, descargar esta y esta. Estuve hablando con el usuario y aceptó cambiar la licencia; va a enviar el mensaje a OTRS. ¿Podrías decirme como descargarlas? para una próxima ocasión. Saludos, --C. Jonel [talk] 02:59, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

@C. Jonel: esas páginas no existen para mí. ¿Quizás ya las quitó? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:46, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
Ups! Se me pasó que es una cuenta privada, yo las puedo ver porque lo sigo. :/ Así es difícil. C. Jonel [talk] 02:11, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
@C. Jonel: mira esto: Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:13, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
Listo, ya he subido la foto. Gracias por pasarme ese sitio web para las descargas. Según el usuario, ya envió en correo a OTRS. Si puedes revisar para ver si es cierto, eso fue el 2 de noviembre. --C. Jonel [talk] 04:09, 5 November 2015 (UTC)


Hi, Magog the Ogre. How are you? In June 2014, you blocked the user Gabriel Estella (talk · contributions · Number of edits) due to "Uploading unfree files after warnings". Today, he sent an email to me asking to be unblocked. I am in favor of a unblock. Gabriel has evolved very well in Portuguese Wikipedia and today he is a "autoreviewer". I think that he will comply with the rules of Commons. So, you can authorize the unblock? Greetings. Érico (msg) 02:03, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

@Érico:   Done Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 04:43, 4 November 2015 (UTC)


Hola Magog, es un gusto saludarte.

Quiero consultar sobre la factibilidad de subir a Commons una imagen de una fotografía. La imagen ha tenido una amplia difusión en la web. Sobre la fotografía no se verifican derechos de autor. Se trata de esta imagen de Edith Stein, que corresponde a su foto de pasaporte expedido en 1938 en Alemania, poco antes de huir del régimen nazi a Holanda, para finalmente morir en el campo de concentración en 1942.

He observado una serie de advertencias en la página correspondiente a su categoría. Es evidente que no corresponde aplicar {{PD-1923}}. Me pregunto si, siendo una imagen auto-escaneada (self-scanned) se puede aplicar {{PD-old-70}} o similar.

Cabe mencionar que en varios libros estadounidenses aparece la imagen sin ninguna mención de copyright, por ejemplo aquí. Por otra parte, aparece en AP Images una atribución de copyright un tanto rara para mí, y me pregunto si se trata de un copyright sobre el trabajo de escaneo, porque evidentemente no son los autores de la imagen cuyo original se encuentra en un convento carmelita de mi conocimiento. Muchas gracias desde ya. Mis saludos. --Gabriel Sozzi (talk) 17:25, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

@Gabriel Sozzi: creo que la imagen es libre en los EU debido a 17 U.S.C. 104A(a)(2). Si los derechos fueron incautados y administrados por la Oficina del Alien Property Custodian, no fueron restaurados en el URAA. Esto incluye todos las obras de la primera y segunda guerra mundial que pertenecerían al estado de Alemania.
No necesitas hacer caso a la descripción del AP. A veces no saben a quién pertenece una foto y por eso la marcan así. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 04:49, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, Magog, for your kind cooperation. Any suggestion on a specific tag? Should I "explain the situation"? (My English is somewhat rough...). Best regards, --Gabriel Sozzi (talk) 14:52, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
@Gabriel Sozzi: In the permission field, I would place the following text:
It is believed that this work is not copyrighted in the United States because it is a wartime work which belonged to a public entity of Germany, and was thus administered by the Office of Alien Property Custodian. See 17 U.S.C. 104A(a)(2) for more details.
Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 20:31, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
@Magog: Thank you very much for your cooperation! --Gabriel Sozzi (talk) 21:58, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

Add The Last Door graphics to Wikimeda Commons

Hello Magog, i'm creating an article called The Last Door and i saw on a post from the creators of the videogame (the last door) has released all the assets and graphics from the game to creative commons as Atribution 4.0. I wonder if can upload it here without problem y si tú puedes respaldarme todas las subidas. Saludos.--VictorPines (talk) 21:25, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

@VictorPines: Yes, you can use it. You should link to that page. Add {{LicenseReview}} to the page and a trusted user will come along and note that the license was at one point present. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:14, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

OgreBot not recognizing license?

I noticed, that after my update of File:Comprehensive LaTeX Symbol List.pdf this is now added to User:OgreBot/Notable uploads/2015 November 2#No recognized license or NLD tag found. It seems to me, that OgreBot does not recognize the en:LaTeX Project Public License. This is an accepted free license, and I used an existing template (Template:LaTeX) for license tagging. So from here it looks to me, that either the bot or the template must be adapted, or may there be another mistake on my side? --Speravir (Talk) 22:08, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

@Speravir: nope, nothing wrong. There are a lot of licenses, and the bot didn't have that one programmed into it. I've fixed it. [4] Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:20, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
OK, thx. --Speravir (Talk) 22:55, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

New socks of Milanopablojavier24

With some uploads to be nuked. INeverCry 06:53, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

@INeverCry:   Done Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:17, 12 November 2015 (UTC)


User:TrollerElite... Can you delete the upload too? Ughh... INeverCry 02:29, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

  Done reported to oversight as well. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:39, 12 November 2015 (UTC)


Dear Magog,

I would be grateful if you could add the following script to your Bot page:

* [[category:Luxembourg]] | [[User:Zinneke/Nei Biller iwwer Lëtzebuerg]] | 130x130 |

Does this take into account the sub-categories? If not, could you maybe add the appropriate code (sorry, I have 'two left hands' in informatics)?

Many thanks in advance!

Best regards, --Zinneke (talk) 11:15, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

@Zinneke: yes, I can. In the future, please make requests at User talk:OgreBot/gallery and ping me so that I don't miss it. Yes, it does take into account subcategories, all of them, so you should immediately tell me of any subcategories you want excluded. As an example, Category:Georgia has as a subcategory anything remotely related to Stalin (who was born there), including artifacts in museums which sit on streets in Eastern Europe named after him. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 17:50, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
Great, many thanks! And apologies for the wrong address. --Zinneke (talk) 23:22, 7 November 2015 (UTC)
Many thanks, I just noticed you already added the categories with most "noise" (german and French language, as well as a couple others)!.
Best greetings, --Zinneke (talk) 10:38, 12 November 2015 (UTC)



I send the copy of email from Jens Backelin with him permission on OTRS e-mail. What i can do yet?

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Veryevilgenius (talk • contribs) 13:58, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
@Veryevilgenius: I responded to the OTRS ticket. If we get a response I will update the ticket; if not, I will help you with other options if you'd like. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 14:08, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

LTA sock

Can you block User:Eternbot. I've requested a lock, but I'm still reverting this sock of User:Fritella. INeverCry 02:26, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

  Done Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:33, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks old friend. At this rate you'll take the #1 spot for blocks away from me in no time.   INeverCry 02:35, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
There's a list somewhere??? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:49, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
Commons:Database reports/Users by log action#Blocks. Only 7000 more to go...   INeverCry 04:47, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

The last Door Pictures uploaded!

Hello Magog, what i'm saying about The assets of the videogame, The Last Door, has released to Commons, and i made some pics using the assets, and i need your help for make sure can keep available here:

Please help me to keep here on Commons.--VictorPines (talk) 03:02, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

@VictorPines: claro: todo me parece bien. Usuario Amitie 10g ya aprobó todas las imágenes menos la primera, la que alguien aprobará de pronto si la imagen de verdad está en ese archivo que se puede bajar. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 04:21, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
@VictorPines:, Viendo los gáficos contenidos en el archivador ZIP fuente, confirmo que tus subidas están debidamente licenciadas con CC-BY-4.0. --Amitie 10g (talk) 04:55, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

Another Jermboy27 static IP

He's been using here since July. INeverCry 04:41, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

@INeverCry: I agree enough that I'm blocking. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 05:09, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
Telstra Internet doesn't have any other IP roadsign editors. Any other JB27 activity on He's still got some live 2015 socks too, one active as recent as July 18:
FYI, he sometimes puts up fake unblock requests on these static IPs (some of which he uses for years). I usually kept them on watch after blocking them. Tiptoety knew quite a bit about Rukshanawahab/JB27, but unfortunately he's hung up the cleats... JB27 is a Japanese guy BTW. He's certainly kept pace with his countrymen Isechika and Nipponese Dog Calvero. Someday I'm gonna have a chat with him, though his English still needs some work.   INeverCry 06:32, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

DELETE Please, delete it! DeletedUser (talk) 18:58, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Suspect copvio images

Hi, I suspect that the following images are copyvio's:-

They were all uploaded by the same editor of whom you did a mass deletion this morning IE:-Humza452. The images are so disimilar that I do not believe they are by the same person. Richard Harvey (talk) 10:19, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

And another Milanopablojavier24 sock...

Milanopablogulvavier69 (Nov 13)... INeverCry 06:39, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

@INeverCry: a belated   Done Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:28, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

bad edit by your bot

So you know, this edit was bad, in case you are still using this replacement rule. --Jarekt (talk) 12:43, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

@Jarekt: yes, I absolutely want to see that kind of thing; that bug is one I hadn't seen before. Unfortunately, the code badly written and needs a rewrite before any maintenance is possible. I will try to fix that in my next "release." Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:26, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

Suspect copyvio images 2


A couple more unblocked socks:

INeverCry 01:27, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

@INeverCry:   Done Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:16, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Izzy Bizu

Hola, Magog

Por favor, traslada esta imagen de enwiki a Commons, claro, si se puede no! Según su licencia se puede, pero tengo no entiendo porqué se subió allá y no aquí. :D Saludos, C. Jonel [talk] 12:59, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

@C. Jonel:   hecho Se subió allá porque la persona que la subió no supo hacerlo en Commons. La Wikipedia en inglés no requiere que los archivos libres sean subidos en Commons. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:12, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
Muchas gracias Magog. :) C. Jonel [talk] 02:31, 30 November 2015 (UTC)

Deleted photos

Hi. I recently added some a new photo and some sport logos to commons. It is an old photo and various club logos of Stevnsgade Basketball Club. I have spoken to the club directly,and they gave consent that it could be uploaded to wikipedia. I see, that fx Manchester United and Chelsea have logos and crest, so why mine deleted?. There was also a photo, stevnsgademestre1995.jpg, that I did not take, but again, the club gave consent and it was their property. Did I not fill in the form correctly or what was the problem? Thank you in advance for your attention :) Thomasbasketball (talk) 12:51, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

@Thomasbasketball: hello. The issue isn't quite cut and dried, but I will try to make it as simple as possible.
  • The logos you uploaded didn't satisfy Commons licensing requirements, even though you had permission to upload them here. However, we are prepared for this situation and even have an email already typed up which you can modify for your needs, if you are willing. See Commons:Email templates.
  • The clubs have logos uploaded as fair use, which is a peculiarity of common copyright law which we don't recognize on Commons but which is allowed on Wikipedia under limited circumstances. You'll notice that w:File:Manchester United FC crest.svg is on Wikipedia not here, and that it has a tediously long legal justification for its usage.
  • Some clubs may have logos on Commons which are free for other reasons, such as being in the public domain due to age or being below the threshold of originality.
Let me know if you have any questions. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 05:47, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
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