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Редактиране на файл Георги Церовски.jpg

Здравейте! Направих редакция на файла и може да я видите, за останалите файлове въпросът е идентичен. За илюстриране на съдържанието на статиите в Категория: Кметове на Монтана, на които аз съм създател, качих портретни снимки. Тези снимки са събирани от мен в продължение на години от семейните архиви на внуци и правнуци на бившите кметове на града и са ми предоставени за публикуване. Тъй като са правени преди 60-70 и повече години и в различни градове, днес е невъзможно да се установят техните автори /фотографи/. Снимките бяха сканирани и записани от мен на отделни файлове през 2008 г. Същите са публикувани в монографията ми "Кметовете на град Монтана, В. Търново, 2008, 167 с., чието съдържание аз Йордан Герасимов /Lgerasimov48/, като автор, съм дал разрешение да се използва на страниците на Уикипедия. Разрешението е посочено в статиите Категория:Кметове на Монтана. Мисля, че в съдържанието на монографията се включват и снимките. Ако имате конкретни бележки ще се съобразя с тях. Държа да останат снимките на кметове, които са починали преди 70 години, т.е. преди 1947 г.: Генчо Георгиев, Иван Цеков, Петър Алексов, Ангел Иванов Комитата, Toдор Грънчаров, Игнат Попов.--Lgerasimov48Lgerasimov48 (talk) 07:14, 22 July 2017 (UTC)

@Lgerasimov48: I'm sorry I don't speak Bulgarian. Maybe User:Spiritia can help. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 16:45, 22 July 2017 (UTC)


Hi Magog. Can you check out this sock of Jermboy27? Daphne Lantier 18:51, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

@Daphne Lantier: please bring such requests to COM:RFCU for timely triaging. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:33, 25 July 2017 (UTC)
Jermboy doesn't hardly ever use socks, so there's no real need for an RFCU here. I just wanted you to run check because he uses long-term static IPs a lot, so I figured we might see a few of those on his range. But I can find him in recent IP changes regardless, so no worries if you ain't got time. Daphne Lantier 03:28, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

  The Admin's Barnstar
For really listening to both sides of an issue. You work hard to be fair to those on both sides of a dispute. And for having a ton of patience to deal with it all tucked away somewhere. :-) We hope (talk) 22:34, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Hello, Magog

Once time I uploaded this picture to Commons, but it was deleted. The reason explained that is had too much details, but I don't think so. It's possible to upload it again, at least with a modification? an example will the similar logos of this category. My Regards.--VictorPines (talk) 03:33, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

@VictorPines: the background of that logo has way too many details to be ineligible for copyright. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:26, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

Asking for a second chance.

Please see the long message I had left at User talk:Ellin Beltz, since you're a checkuser I think that you would be suited to create an index of my sockpuppets, all I want is to be able to move on from that and be given a second chance and apologise to those I have wronged. --Donald Trung (Talk 💬) (Socks 🎭) 06:55, 2 August 2017 (UTC)

File problem fix?

This was copied here 3+ years ago but with no required second tag. The artist, Jules Cheret, died in 1932. Can things be fixed here by adding the {{PD-old-70}} tag? The en:WP was brought to FFD today. Thanks, We hope (talk) 21:06, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

As always-THANKS!! :-) We hope (talk) 22:41, 5 August 2017 (UTC)
No problem. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:36, 5 August 2017 (UTC)

KeyBank map

Please update the KeyBank location map. It's missing its Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts and some New York locations because of its acquisition of First Niagara Bank.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Thomas J. Seymour (talk • contribs) 16:39, 8 August 2017 (UTC)
@Thomas J. Seymour:   Done Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:28, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

User:Jox Skill indef blocked by you


I've been contacted by email by User:Jox Skill, who claims that he is using no more than one account, over the IP You mentionned in the blocking log that he was "abusing multiple accounts", as you are a CU could you provide more details please?

Thanks in advance for your help, best regards, -- AlNo (discuter/talk/hablar/falar) 07:00, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

@Alno: he was a meatpuppet from the Principe Enthony Stark group, a Wiki Zero group from Angola which has used Commons as a file host. They upload music with similar titles as the file names. Sometimes the music is copyrighted; even if it is ever self-created, it is not appropriate for Commons. I'd make very sure the guy understands the scope of our project before unblocking him. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 21:56, 18 August 2017 (UTC)

TD Bank branch map

Please update the TD Bank branch map. It has greatly expanded its existing footprint since 2010.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Thomas J. Seymour (talk • contribs) 17:50, 19 August 2017 (UTC)
@Thomas J. Seymour: I updated but I didn't see any significant changes: File:TDBank footprint.png. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 18:58, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

Easiest way to list quite a few DRs?

I backed into some celebrity photo uploads and right now, it looks like quite a few will need to go to DR. The photos have come from various internet sites--blogs and the like. They're licensed as being PD with no notice, but at present, I'm not seeing any proof of that. Have been able to save File:Janet Gaynor - Sunrise (1927).jpg and will save as many as I can. The user had roughly 100 uploads. What's the easiest way to list the questionable ones-something other than individual DR notice? Thanks, We hope (talk) 22:24, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

I think I found it Commons:Deletion requests/Mass deletion request :) We hope (talk) 23:14, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

Container pitchers and baseball pitchers

Hi, Magog, could you please have a bot move everything in Category:Pitchers to Category:Pitchers (containers). I will then weed out the baseball pitchers. - Bossanoven (talk) 03:05, 15 August 2017 (UTC)

  already done apparently. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:57, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks. Do you really think that pitchers should be left as a RD? - Bossanoven (talk) 01:54, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
@Bossanoven: I have no opinion. We're pretty ad hoc about such things. I say do with it what seems best to you. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:46, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Question about Template:PD-USGov-POTUS

I am curious whether or not material likely owned by a president's campaign committee, if published on the Presidents official social media account during his tenure, will then qualify as public domain. I have avoided upload videos such as this, this, this, this, this, this. I recognize the images the "news" clips, they are amongst the images from the Office of the President of the United States that I have previously uploaded (I would, of course, want to verify that each and every image indeed was from such a source, and provide information proving it, before I would upload those videos). Just curious whether or not any of this would even qualify for that license (would rather not learn the harder way). Your perspective would be greatly helpful! SecretName101 (talk) 18:40, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

@SecretName101: the reelection campaign is self-funded, and by law separate from from the US government. I would definitely not consider any of that to be public domain. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:43, 24 August 2017 (UTC)
That was my presumption. That media created outside of the office of the president, even if distributed on the President's social media accounts, would not qualify. Just wanted to verify if I was not at all mistaken. Thank you for answeringSecretName101 (talk) 04:53, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Commons:Deletion requests/File:Britten-karajan.jpg

Hi. I didn't notice this and the other file were nominated for deletion, but if these two images have the same copyright status as the image deleted in 2011, should they be public domain now ("start of 2016")? (Please confirm since I cannot view the deleted files' authorship information.) Thanks, Jc86035 (talk) 10:45, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

@Jc86035: none of those are public domain in the United States though, which the WMF states that they must be. We don't enforce it well but it is a rule. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:45, 24 August 2017 (UTC)
@Magog the Ogre: Okay, thanks for the clarification. Jc86035 (talk) 11:57, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Panorama Hauenstein

Hallo Magog the Ogre! - Nachdem das Bild (PanoramaHauenstein.jpg) gelöscht wurde habe ich eben das passende Bild (bitte überprüfen) hochgeladen. --Flo Sorg (talk) 20:05, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

OgreBot 2 edit breaks formatting in Wikipedia Media Viewer


The edit of "OgreBot 2" here changed a date from "March 2017" to "2017-03". Unfortunately, Wikipedia Media Viewer does not correctly handle "2017-03", displaying it as "1 March 2017", i.e. adding a spurious "1". Until this bug in Media Viewer is fixed, I feel it is not advisable to make such automated changes (unless leaving it as "March 2017" breaks something else even worse, I suppose). See also Mypix (talk) 17:54, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

@Mypix: the reason for the edit is to make it multilingual, which is a core tenant of our project. I apologize but I think the best solution is to have Mediawiki fix their viewer. Leyo, you helped form some of the policies for this bot. Do you care to share a second opinion? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:15, 10 August 2017 (UTC)
Yes, I totally agree that it should be fixed in Media Viewer, but judging by this there is zero chance of that happening within the foreseeable future. It has already been logged since 2013, with no sign of any interest in fixing it, being given "lowest" priority, and some people implying that it is not even worth fixing. In the meantime, dates continue to be displayed incorrectly. Mypix (talk) 03:42, 10 August 2017 (UTC)
A format like |Date=2017-03 has been the standard for a long time. Media Viewer needs to correctly handle it. --Leyo 12:26, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
Well, does anyone here have any influence that could be brought to bear on the developers to actually fix it? Mypix (talk) 17:43, 11 August 2017 (UTC)
@Mypix: I will throw my weight behind it, although I wouldn't ever bet on my "influence" over anything.   Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:55, 15 August 2017 (UTC)
OK, thanks. Mypix (talk) 17:25, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

Re:Copyright status: File:600px White star on black and red background.svg

Excuse me, i have removed {{cc-by-sa-4.0}} for wrong. I'm add it.--Granata92 Talk! 17:15, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

That is fine. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 17:16, 28 August 2017 (UTC)

Quick opinion

Is THIS too complex to be considered below the threshold of originality. I'm siding yes, just want quick affirmation that my gut is correct that it is undoubtedly ineligible in an its un-altered state (arguably well beyond the threshold). SecretName101 (talk) 02:42, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

That image is not visible for me. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:11, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

Re: File:Dancia Penn 2007.jpg

Hola, muchas gracias por el mensaje y la revisión. Intenté hacerlo mediante CommonsHelper pero por alguna razón no funcionó. Pero ya después lo vuelvo a intentar a ver si funciona. --Wiki-1776 (talk) 01:30, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

Hola, hasta ahora me ha funcionado el CommonsHelper. La foto que pude subir es esta: File:Brent_Hayden_Olympic_Heroes_Parade.jpg, pero quería comentarte que CommonsHelper deja mal el archivo. En esta versión puedes ver los errores que hizo. Como la sección Licencia por ejemplo o lo que deja en el código. --Wiki-1776 (talk) 03:50, 15 September 2017 (UTC)
@Wiki-1776: no soy el dueño del bot. Sin embargo, soy el dueño de otro bot que limpia los problemas de CommonsHelper. Si alguien no arregla los errores con la subida en menos de dos días, mi bot los arregla. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:13, 16 September 2017 (UTC)


Hi. If you have time, I wonder if you might give me an opinion on File:Arijit Singh at awards show.png, File:Arijit Singh at concert.png, File:Pawni Pandey.jpg? I'm not an expert on YouTube licensing, so I tagged them for Licence Review, but the more I think about it the less I can imagine they are anything but copyvios. No worries if you're busy with other stuff. Cheers -- Begoon 05:25, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

@Begoon: I deleted all of them. The uploader probably found a license that no one checked and just used that; very unlikely that they all switched license after upload. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:19, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
Thank you - that's what I thought, but I needed a second opinion. Even if they were originally uploaded with a CC license to YouTube that still doesn't necessarily make that license correct though, does it? I mean, I could upload my digital recordings of "Game of Thrones" to my YouTube account and indicate such a "license" right now. They'd probably catch that pretty quickly, but I don't know how good YT are at policing less "high profile" violations. I do know there's lots of stuff I've watched on there and thought "how is this allowed?". I think they are probably pretty reactive rather than proactive in their policing, like Google Search, tending to wait for a DMCA notice or an actual abuse report.
Anyway, enough of my rambling - thanks again for the quick help. Cheers. -- Begoon 01:57, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
@Begoon: yes, you should be skeptical of YT uploads. We assume good faith but only when appropriate. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:27, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

Commons on this photo..

Hello, I've sent some days ago -by email- the permission for using this photo, given by the photographer. Are you the user who's checking it? Or just the one who have warned me to ask for that permission, so the photo can be published? I haven't get a feedback yet.. Just want to make sure it's receiving review. Thanks in advance. --GinkgoBiloba (talk) 05:52, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

@GinkgoBiloba: no, unfortunately I do not review it, and we have a backlog at OTRS. I tagged it pending authorization which is a cue to administrators before deletion. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:31, 18 September 2017 (UTC)
thanks a lot! I think it can help, regards!--GinkgoBiloba (talk) 02:54, 19 September 2017 (UTC)


Hello Magog, I just thought you could help with OgreBot. It failed to update my Georgia-related daily gallery for three or four consecutive days last week and then stopped reporting at all. Can anything be done to fix that? Thanks, --Kober (talk) 15:43, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

@Kober: The message on your talk page gave instructions on how to find which supercategory is causing a problem. When I looked, they all seem to have the common ancensor Category:Soviet Union. When I searched the history, this edit caused the problem. FYI, so that in the future, you can do that research on your own. I have restored the gallery now and told the bot to ignore the Soviet Union category. [1]. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 21:58, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks a lot. --Kober (talk) 04:26, 26 September 2017 (UTC)

Copyright status of File:Daliyat al Karmel 2013 Coat Of Arms.png has valid permissions and you mis-marked it. Please see the talk page:

This is the second time this is mis-marked. I think the bot is to blame but I'm not sure.

For your convenience:

{{FoP-Israel}} {{Insignia-Israel}}

- SafwatHalaby (talk) 05:49, 27 September 2017 (UTC)

@SafwatHalaby: both of those templates are restriction tags, and not licenses. They both state that an actual license is required in addition to the tag. Therefore the permissions note was valid. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:46, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
Template:FoP-Israel is not a restriction tag. It does not state that an actual license is required in addition to the tag. Also, if you want to delete this, you might as well delete all Israeli coats of arms because they have similar tags: (I'd guess that "own work" of most of these is actually just a way to bypass the uploader because otherwise upload seems to fail). -- SafwatHalaby (talk) 06:07, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
Ongoing village pump discussion: -- SafwatHalaby (talk) 08:36, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

@Magog the Ogre:Hello, I just have a question. Why was the file File:Mount Carmel Health Logo.png added to your user catagory: User:Magog the Ogre/PD ineligible/2017 August 28-3 ? It is a 4k png file. As stated on Copyright_rules_by_subject_matter#Trademarks this is a design with just letters and a several simple geometric shapes. Now I freely admit I may not have added the right tags to it since it is the first and only image I ever uploaded that wasn't of my own creation. So if I made an error I would really like to know. Thank you, Sixflashphoto (talk) 06:18, 29 September 2017 (UTC)

@Sixflashphoto: because it is in Category:PD ineligible. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:30, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
@Magog the Ogre: Please understand I do not understand why this has happened. The history even now says it was nominated for deletion but it seems the deletion request for it was removed. I am very confused by all of this. If this does not meet the eligibility requirements I would like to know, and know why. When it goes into Category:PD ineligible "These images are ineligible for copyright and therefore in the public domain". So I don't know why someone is trying to delete the image. If you could take a minute to tell me what this is all about I would really appreciate it. And if it is my fault I will do anything I can to correct it. Thank you, Sixflas. I understand what I did wrong. Do I still need to do anything to the image? Thank you again Sixflashphoto (talk) 03:04, 30 September 2017 (UTC)hphoto (talk) 00:44, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
@Sixflashphoto: Unlike Engish Wikipedia, Commons doesn't allow fair use images, so when you marked it as fair use, this automatically marked it for deletion. Basically, you requested deletion on your own image.
However, there is a concept in copyright law called the threshold of originality. If the content doesn't meet basic requirements of artwork, it cannot be copyrighted in some countries. Your image is probably too simple to earn protection from the copyright office or from US courts. Therefore it is actually OK to keep on Commons. Anything more complex you should upload to English Wikipedia.
The reason my gallery exists is to make sure that users aren't incorrectly uploading images which are too complex for the threshold of originality. But yours is fine.
To make things possibly more confusing, you should see the {{trademarked}} template on that page. Please note that trademarks are an entirely different form of intellectual property than copyright. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:00, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
@Magog the Ogre:Thank you so much for explaining that. I understand what I did wrong. Do I still need to do anything to the image? Thank you again Sixflashphoto (talk) 03:04, 30 September 2017 (UTC)
No. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 04:05, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

special:contributions/Follower of Kali

Does this look like someone? someone who just registered under an hour ago, and doing deletion requests?

btw, thanks for autopatrol status. Artix Kreiger (talk) 04:33, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

Ogrebot: Uploads from 29th Setember 2017

Hi. I have just opted myself out of Ogrebot's collected gallery of users with less than 150 edits. It's not removed the ones it's already collected from the gallery above (User:OgreBot/Uploads by new users/2017 September 29 19:30). Since I'm opted out now, would you mind taking the latest upload (File:Digital_Behind-the-ear_Hearing_Aids.jpg) out of the record for that day please. I have no will or desire to have my pictures included. Thanks :) DaneGeld (talk) 22:37, 30 September 2017 (UTC)

@DaneGeld:   Done Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:12, 1 October 2017 (UTC)

permeations of File:Loogo of Arab Times.jpg

I've permeation to upload all Arab Times and Osama Fawzi articles from the owner himself and I've attached the permeation with all files File:Loogo of Arab Times.jpg so please have look .--Rama.Bsha (talk) 20:27, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

@Rama.Bsha: thanks for your contributions. Could you please follow the instructions on your talk page for sending permission to the correct email address? You can read example emails at Commons:Email templates (en) / Commons:Messages type (fr). Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:02, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

Sanity check for photos uploaded

Hi I have uploaded some photos from Indian Army Website and attached the Indian Army attribution to them. Can you please verify if this is okay? The files are File:Surinder_Singh_GOC.jpg,File:Devraj_Anbu_GOC.jpg, File:PM Hariz GOC.jpg, File:BS Negi GOC.jpg and File:DR Soni GOC.jpg. In the past there has been a difference in opinion by various editors on Indian Army images. If you think these violate Wikimedia policy, then I can self nominate them for deletion. Thanks. Adamgerber80 (talk) 12:35, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

@Adamgerber80: the community decided this source is not free according to Wikimedia standards: Commons:Undeletion requests/Archive/2017-01#File:Devraj Anbu NC.jpg. From my reading of the situation, the Indian Army says that images cannot be used in a derogatory way; all armed forces are notoriously thin skinned so we believe that they are not truly free. Imagine, for example, a Pakistani journalist using the image in an article about anything opposing the Armed Forces. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:11, 8 October 2017 (UTC)
I understand that concern. But other images have been allowed from the Indian Army website and are currently available on Wikimedia. So the rule is no new images to be uploaded henceforth? Would a permission similar the one for Indian Navy help here? Thanks Adamgerber80 (talk) 00:11, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
@Jameslwoodward, LX: y'all were the primary voices standing against Indian Army pictures. Would one of you mind providing your opinion on this? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:51, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
My comments at the UnDR cited above pretty well cover it. The Indian Army license would preclude a journalistic use identifying the subject as corrupt. It also probably precludes even simple cropping. I agree, as I said at the UnDR, that we have images on Commons that have the Indian Army license. They should be deleted. "Other stuff exists" is never a reason to keep an image here. .     Jim . . . (Jameslwoodward) (talk to me) 10:10, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
I'd second that. LX (talk, contribs) 11:04, 9 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for your input. I will self nominate the images I have uploaded for deletion. Adamgerber80 (talk) 22:08, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Unblock request

There is an unblock request for a user you blocked, at User talk:Visionjohnny. Guanaco (talk) 01:03, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

Video poker

I'm curious. How did you find out that the deleted page File:Bartop video poker machine (Vegas).jpg ‎as well as the en:Wikipedia original en:File:Quadacesjacksorbetter.JPG (marked as transferable to Commons by a bot), was in fact "F9: Unambiguous copyright violation: Derivative work of non-free content". — I'd like to learn how to better identify bad uploads to save myself some time in the future. Thanks, Poeticbent talk 19:26, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

I searched Google Image Result for the bartop video poker machine to see if I can find that Derivative work of non-free content by myself. I noticed that the en:wiki file had a very distinctive camera flash reflection on the second upper column of numbers, against the black background. I did not find anything like that anywhere else in Google Image. The uploader (if I remember correctly), mentioned that he took that picture himself to prove his own winning hand. I'm unable to figure this one out for now. Poeticbent talk 19:46, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

@Poeticbent: you can see the image here: [2]. The issue is that a photographer does not fully own the rights if it is a derivative of another work. In this case, the copyright for that computer screen has creative elements which belong to whoever created the poker machine. You can read more about derivative works in this link I provided for the deletion summary. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 20:46, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

File:Out of the Corridor.jpg

Hi Magog,

What do you think about the above image? I think it's not realistically useful for educational purpose. Wikicology (talk) 10:45, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

What, like this one, you mean? Pots. Kettles. You should probably find something better to do than this, Wikicology, it looks fairly petty and pointless to me pointing at this for that reason alone, unless you think this is some sort of copyvio because of the watermark. Apologies for the intrusion MTO, saw this on my watchlist. -- Begoon 11:18, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
Begoon, I don't think I have ever disrespect you in my limited interaction with you. I saw the terrible things you recently wrote about me and the works I do here. Please, stop disparaging me! As for this one you linked above, I don't own you any explanation on the circumstances in which the image was uploaded and you are welcome to nominate it for deletion. Wikicology (talk) 13:05, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
Ok. Have a nice day. -- Begoon 13:14, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. Wikicology (talk) 13:42, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
I nominated it for deletion. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 16:51, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
Thank you, Magog. Regards. Wikicology (talk)•

User uploading copy-right material

Hi, I have nominated some images from খাঁ শুভেন্দু for copy-right violations. These images are sourced from news websites but these websites clearly do not release them freely under any license. I wanted to let you know since you have blocked the user in the past for repeated violations. Thanks. Adamgerber80 (talk) 22:33, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

@Adamgerber80: thanks for the note. In the future, you can leave a request at COM:ANU. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:35, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
Okay. I will do so. Thanks. Adamgerber80 (talk) 22:37, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Milano Pablo

A new sock from the 18th with a couple of copyvio uploads: Milanopablog4712. I hope you're doing well old friend. Ryan5970 (talk) 00:59, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

User:OgreBot/Uploads by new users

Hello Magog, is it possible that the uploads made by User:VortBot do not appear in the sub-galleries "Uploads by new users"

Exemple File:Tolaneala bikini.jpg, as a lot of other uploads, appears in User:OgreBot/Uploads by new users/2017 October 20 07:30

However I guess this kind of gallery is intended to highlight the uploads made by new users and not the uploads by bots...

I'm wonder if you can do something, thanks you.

Regards, Christian Ferrer (talk) 11:49, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

@Christian Ferrer: yes, it's in the FAQ linked at the top of every gallery. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 20:17, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Photo disliked

Why is my photo disliked Winter 07:40, 26 October 2017 (UTC)

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Mitchell Warren (talk • contribs)
Which one? The most recent isn't particularly useful: see COM:EDUSE. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:18, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

One more sock of Tamara787/Salem.leo

You missed one account: Braveboy444. This account was confirmed as a sock of the user mentioned above on Wikipedia, but the account is currently unblocked on Commons. LightandDark2000 (talk) 00:43, 30 October 2017 (UTC)


I believe it was a great mistake to have uploaded Flickr images forbidden to be used but I came to apologize to all of you guys all of you volunteers. The images are mine but I did not know how to choose the valid licenses. --G.Leonardo (talk) 22:15, 30 October 2017 (UTC)

@G.Leonardo: you should be able to update the license on Flickr, then. Either cc-by-2.0 or cc-by-sa-2.0 is acceptable. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:45, 30 October 2017 (UTC)


Porque me bloqueaste Santiago IP (talk) 08:57, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

@Santiago IP: ¿Cuál es tu cuenta original? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:19, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

"no source" on 500 year old works

Please avoid automatically templating medieval works like File:La Bataille de Lépante P1010018.JPG. This puts the image at risk of deletion for no benefit to the project. Thanks -- (talk) 10:11, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

@: I went out of my way to add an infobox, a license,[3] and a polite message on the uploader's talk page.[4] For that I received a condescending message from you. Seriously? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 22:17, 31 October 2017 (UTC)
Hm, I don't really see condescending, just concern that flagging PD files for deletion in 7 days is nether necessary nor desirable. -- (talk) 22:27, 31 October 2017 (UTC)


See Special:Contributions/Fairly_use. Jon Kolbert (talk) 15:35, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

Also you (Magog the Orge) tagged Gujeeft (talk contribs Luxo's SUL deleted contribs logs block user block log checkuser) but didn't block them. Could you double check? -★- PlyrStar93. Message me. 02:01, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

Problems with a photo...

Hi, Magog. I uploaded a photo few days ago, and it has some error in the licensing section. I'm not sure what's wrong. It happened with the original image (I uploaded a retouched version) I think it needs some fix, because I tought it was the link. My regards.--VictorPines (talk) 03:23, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

@VictorPines: the bot is only capable of recognizing exact images from Flickr - bit for bit- or any of the thumb sizes which Flickr creates. If the image is edited in any way (e.g., changing cropping, changing metadata), it must be reviewed by a human. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 05:01, 4 November 2017 (UTC)


WRT OMC maps, I just saw this edit of yours.

I sure miss the OMC. I uploaded several hundred maps I prepared using this tool. If I had known it was giong to disappear I would have rushed to use it to create a thousand maps.

My understanding of licensing has evolved. I am not sure I am happy, now, with how I attributed all those maps, then.

In particular, there was a category, for maps prepared on the OMC site.

Your relicensing... Can you explain why you think that map, and presumably all the mps I prepared, are CC-sa?

Thanks! Geo Swan (talk)

@Geo Swan: I vaguely remember making this edit. From viewing archive links of the page, I see that at the time, it redirected to here, where a cc-by-sa-2.5 license is prominently displayed. On the other hand, I see nothing about a public domain license on the original page.
That is literally all the information I have. If you know something I don't, feel free to correct me. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:07, 4 November 2017 (UTC)
  • Thanks. If I learn more I'll let you know. Cheers! Geo Swan (talk) 18:26, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

you got mail

Achim (talk) 09:55, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

Unblock of Mintchevmp

I didn't mean to go against you by unblocking them, but I'd just said I'd grant the unblock in the OTRS ticket, after explaining our procedures. They're already frustrated, and breaking my word there would only make things worse. If they reupload again, we can reblock. Guanaco (talk) 03:42, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

@Guanaco: That is fine with me. Honestly, your way is better if you are willing to take the time to monitor. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:50, 6 November 2017 (UTC)
I've been patrolling User:SteinsplitterBot/Previously deleted files lately. A lot of fresh duck there to find. Guanaco (talk) 03:53, 6 November 2017 (UTC)
@Guanaco:   Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:42, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

Copvio File?

Hola estimado Magog. Hace unos días leyendo el artículo de las elecciones de Japón y he visto esta imagen: File:Japan Seats.png que se me hizo "idéntica" a un post creado en AlternateHistory, la imagen está en esta imagen en AlternateHistory creada días antes. Incluso varios posts después, varios usuarios mencionan que alguien copió esa imagen a Wikipedia. Ah y puede compararlo con la primera versión de la imagen. -- 20:10, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

Eliminé el archivo, ya que el subidor dio una fuente copyvio. Gracias por la nota. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:18, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

please help im really confused

hello Magog

i got blocked from 7 days ago i didnt understand why. please tell me what should i do beacuse i really want to uplaad that photo for a wiki

please pleasse help me plesase

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Kuwaitxoxo1 (talk • contribs) 17:49, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
@Kuwaitxoxo1: we originally deleted your file because we had trouble verifying that you are the photographer: the discussion is at Commons:Deletion requests/File:اثناء تقديمها برنامج بالكويتي.jpg. There are a few notices on your talk page which explain this in more depth. Did you take the photograph or did you find it on the internet? Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:52, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

hello again @Magog the Ogre Magog the Ogre

bealive me sir i uploaded that photo when im totlay sure that it is my photo and it was taken by me as a photographer and also the character on the picture approved me to upload it on her profile on wiki please help me i still cant understand how use wiki and im not sure if my reply to you like this this wauy is true or not Im a right to reply to you like that ?

please please im ready to give you all the papaers and the deatils u want or what ever u want to make sure that i am the man who took that photo

please please help me im begging you to help me

thank you

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Kuwaitxoxo1 (talk • contribs) 17:04, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

(Kuwaitxoxo1 (talk) 17:16, 14 November 2017 (UTC)) --Kuwaitxoxo1 (talk) 17:16, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

2013 Virginia Governor's Race

I have noticed on your map for the 2013 Governors race that there has been an error in the shading of two municipalities. These are Franklin County and the southwestern part of the state and the independent city of Franklin, located in the Hampton Roads area. In Franklin County, the Republican Cuccinelli received 10,011 out of 16,324 votes, around 61.3%. In the city of Franklin, the Democrat McAuliffe received 1,362 out of 2,303 votes cast, around 59.1% of the vote. I found this information on the Virginia Department of Elections website and will share the URL: I would really appreciate it if you could make the change. Thanks! Count Awesome (talk) 23:22, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

@Count Awesome: thanks for the note. I had Franklin County and city mixed up, which I only realized in the past day or two. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:53, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Thank you very much for making the change! I have another request for you, because I really like the style of your maps. Could you do a map for the 2005 Virginia governor's race, where Tim Kaine, the future Senator and Democratic vice presidential nominee was elected in the way you have done for the more recent gubernatorial elections? I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Count Awesome (talk) 14:14, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

@Count Awesome: Here you go. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:45, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Thank you! Count Awesome (talk) 23:59, 14 November 2017 (UTC)


Since, this's my en-wiki--->Commons transfer, did I manage to perform well at File:"Braille" in Braille.png .Regards:)Winged Blades Godric 04:29, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

@Winged Blades of Godric: I think you did it well enough. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:48, 14 November 2017 (UTC)

Electoral maps of Queensland

You have raised concerns about File:Map of the electoral district of Hervey Bay, 2017.pdf and others from the same source saying there is no permission. Look at the map itself where it has the CC-BY in the lower left hand corner. Kerry Raymond (talk) 01:24, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

@Kerry Raymond: thanks. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:35, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
It seems a whole batch of these maps have now been deleted. They all have the CC-BY in the lower left hand corner. Can we get them recovered please. Thanks Kerry Raymond (talk) 23:52, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
@Kerry Raymond:   Done Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 04:37, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
Thank you very much. Kerry Raymond (talk) 05:52, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
Actually there are still 4 missing (I am expecting to find 93 in total in Category:Queensland state electoral districts, 2017). I've checked through the list of 93 and the still missing ones appear to be:
Thanks Kerry Raymond (talk) 06:16, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
@Kerry Raymond:   Done Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 00:33, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
Thank you! Kerry Raymond (talk) 01:57, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Copernicus Kepler Model Modification

Best Regards I tried to follow the site to understand why there's such claim for deletion my file, but I couldn't reach So I sent my explanation through this message The file "Copernicus Kepler Model Modification" is my file I wrote it and published it on 03/11/2017 Also this file is the Part No. 5 of my series, with Title "The Solar System Geometry Part 5" And all the previous four parts are published on many place (shareslide, academia and vixrg) Please don't delete my file I can provide all proves you need that this is my own file Thanks very much Gerges Francis Tawdrous

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Gerges Francis Tawdrous (talk • contribs) 21:16, November 18, 2017‎ (UTC)
@Gerges Francis Tawdrous: I will respond on the deletion request page that you also posted this to. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 17:40, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

Licensing question

Hi. I transferred File:Keaton Jennings batting for Durham CCC.jpg with flickr2commons as it was the only free image I could find anywhere to crop and help with this request: [5] at the en Graphics lab. I assumed it would be ok, since it appears to me to be the work of the Flickr user, and was marked PD. However, the review bot doesn't like that, and I'm not sure how to proceed.
Can an appropriate tag be applied, and if so, what (perhaps {{pd-author}} because on his Flickr user page he says "I love taking photos of varied subjects with my Nikon D3200m" which matches the EXIF, and he has tagged the image PD?) - or should the file just be deleted here? Any pointers would be very helpful, because I'd like to keep it, but if you think it should just be deleted please feel free to do that. Cheers. -- Begoon 02:11, 19 November 2017 (UTC)

@Begoon: please ask this question at the village pump. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 18:56, 19 November 2017 (UTC)


Themightyquill (talk) 07:30, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Delete plis

1968 Presidential Election in Maryland Map


On the western panhandle of Maryland, a small piece of red was taken from neighboring West Virginia in the making off this map. It is a dark shade of red against a lighter shade. I would really appreciate it if you could fix this. Thanks! Count Awesome (talk) 18:45, 20 November 2017 (UTC)

@Count Awesome: I did not create that image. That would be User:Oganesson007, no relation to myself. But I updated it. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 02:28, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

2006 Virginia Senate race map request

I really like the maps you made for Virginia statewide elections over the past few years. Would you be willing to make a map for the US Senate election in Virginia for 2006? I'd really appreciate it. Thanks! Count Awesome (talk) 20:24, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

@Count Awesome:: Virginia Senate Election Results by County, 2006.svg Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs)

Thank you very much for doing my requests for the Maryland presidential and Virginia Senate elections. Also, I really like your expansion of the Virginia statewide maps to races to the 1990s. Keep up the great work! Count Awesome (talk) 13:24, 28 November 2017 (UTC)


hola magog solo queria preguntar como le puedo hacer para subir esos mismos archivos sin violar las leyes, ya ley las normas y no entiendo por que me los marcan como copyright si el logo del baath lo hice yo y la otra imagen le puse fuentes de donde la saque, por favor te agradeceria que contestaras lo mas pronto posible, Gracias.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Vec02 (talk • contribs) 02:37, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
@Vec02: tengo varias cosas para anotar:
  • Commons no permite el uso legítimo. Tampoco lo permite la Wikipedia en español, aunque la mayoría de las otras wikis sí lo permiten. Como resultado, a veces la Wikipedia en español no tiene las imágenes que tienen las otras. Puede que no es justo, pero estas son las reglas.
  • Los símbolos oficiales que proveen de «documentos oficiales» en Irak: éstos sí puedes subir si provees la licencia {{PD-Iraq}}. Yo pienso que el escudo de armas de ese país se puede subir con esta plantilla.
  • Los símbolos oficiales de Siria no se permiten, según la ley siria ({{PD-Syria}}).
  • Las imágenes que encuentres en la web, como ésta: casi ciertamente no se permitirían aquí. Hay varias explicaciones sobre este hecho en tu página de usuario de discusión.
Saludos. Dime si tienes otras preguntas. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:34, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
¿Solo una pregunta mas magog? como puedo utilizar el logo del partido baaz sirio, se que no es mi trabajo pero yo le puse el render y sinceramente el Partido Baath Árabe Socialista – Región Siria se ve muy incompleto sin ese logo, por favor si no puedo usar, ¡que puedo hacer?, gracias por responder
— Preceding unsigned comment added by Vec02 (talk • contribs) 03:42, November 29, 2017‎ (UTC)
@Vec02: desgraciadamente no se puede hacer con la Wikipedia en español. Por esta razón, varios artículos de esa Wiki parecen incompletos. Pero esto decidió aquella comunidad hace mucho tiempo.
Sin embargo tengo unas buenas noticias: Tasnim News (parte de la prensa iraní) a veces pone en libertad su contenido. Uno de sus fótografos sacó esta foto que podemos usar en todos los wikis: File:Ali Larijani and Hammouda Sabbagh.jpg. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:54, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
Me entrisctece escuchar eso pero gracias por la foto de hammouda sabbagh, ya veo por que nuestra wiki esta muy incompleta, espero esto cambie en un futuro proximp, Gracias y que tengas un buen dia. Vec02 (talk) 04:05, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
@Vec02: espérate. Acaso tengo una solución: File:Syrian Baath Logo.svg se puede usar porque lo creó User:MrPenguin20. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 04:07, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
Wow amigo eres un mago, muchisimas gracias por el archivo.Vec02 (talk) 02:21, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

User:OgreBot/Notable uploads for November 28

Somehow report for November 28 is missing. Please take a look. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:05, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

@EugeneZelenko: looks like it was just a toolserver hiccup. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:16, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

My question

Dear Admin Magog,

Did you see my question here about another free web site page which is not I don't know if you know about it. Feel free to post a comment or mark the images if you think they are free. Best, --Leoboudv (talk) 02:26, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

2016 Kentucky presidential election map

    Magog, I really appreciate the work you have done on the maps I requested. I noticed that the map for the 2016 presidential election in Kentucky is somewhat different than previous maps done for the state, such as in 2012. The 2016 map contains counties which were accidentally included that belong to other states. One of the counties in the far west of the state belongs to Missouri while some in the northern part of the state were likely taken from Ohio or Indiana. I should mention the map on top is 2016 while the bottom is 2012. If you could fix the map to resemble the 2012 map in shape, I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Count Awesome (talk) 02:41, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

@Count Awesome: I have done this. User:Oganesson007, FYI you made several errors in your upload. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 03:15, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

I really appreciate the update to the map. Thank you! Count Awesome (talk) 03:19, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

Slow sites

Hi, if you're still having problems could you go through the steps on wikitech:Reporting a connectivity issue to get enough info for the operations/network team to debug why its so slow for you? Legoktm (talk) 06:23, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

@Legoktm: sure thing. I haven't had any problems today but I will keep that page handy. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 23:10, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

Block evader is back on Commons (Tamara787)

Hello. User:Tamara787 recently returned again as Koxem918. You can see the Wikipedia SPI for more details, if you want. He recently made some controversial edits as well. LightandDark2000 (talk) 09:38, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

@LightandDark2000:   Done Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 20:41, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
I found another possible sock: Roverisk122. The editing behavior so far is nearly identical to that of the last known sockpuppets of Tamara787. Also, this likely sock account is active on the English Wikipedia as well, so I will have to head there and re-open an SPI case. If this account is a sock, can you please indef block the account and run a Sleeper Check, and Rangeblock the recent IPs? Without an IP block, he's just going to keep making more accounts. LightandDark2000 (talk) 00:26, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
@LightandDark2000: I have done this. IP and/or range block is not feasible; whack-a-mole is the best solution at this time, sorry. FWIW, Tamara787 has had a lot of really valuable contributions on those maps, so I actually ignored the sockpuppetry for a while as he kept his nose clean and didn't edit war. After a while, that was no longer possible, but you might consider the same approach (you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar). Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 01:35, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Question from Joostwijnberg

Hi Magog,

I've read your message about the copyright violation. I don't know how to get the right information on there. The family of Marike Bok who owns the rights asked me to upload these paintings to her wiki. Is there a proper way to do this? Sorry for the question but I am not that gifted in Wikipedia. Hope you can assist me to get it right.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Joostwijnberg (talk • contribs) 20:42, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
@Joostwijnberg: sorry I missed your question since it was on an unusual part of my talk page. Could you please take a look at Commons:Email templates (en) or Commons:E-mailsjablonen (nl)? Thanks. Magog the Ogre (talk) (contribs) 05:25, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
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